Carole Middleton grateful family have ‘stayed close’ after fears she’d ‘lose’ children

Queen’s first meeting with Carole Middleton discussed by experts

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Carole and Michael Middleton are the parents of the Duchess of Cambridge. During an interview with the Telegraph’s Stella magazine in 2018, Carole spoke about her “biggest fear”.

She said: “My biggest fear [as her offspring grew up] was that I’d lose my family. But we’ve stayed close.”

From an outside perspective, the Middletons appear to be a very close family.

Tatler once described the Middletons as being “tight-knit, with a very clear boss”.

The magazine said Carole is “undeniably that boss: matriarch, financial director, fashion muse, groovy down-with-the-kids mum and, significantly, chief grandparent to our future monarch.”

The family seems to have remained close despite the spotlight that came after Kate married Prince William in 2011.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary this week.

The royal couple met while studying at St. Andrew’s University in Scotland between 2001 and 2005.

When the Kate joined the monarchy, the Middleton family were also plunged into royal life.

During Channel 5’s documentary ‘When the Middletons Met the Monarchy’, experts spoke about how Kate’s family has adjusted will to royal life.

Anjula Mutanda, a relationship psychologist, explained how “outsiders” of the Royal Family tend to struggle integrating into the monarchy.

She said: “Outsiders have struggled to do well when they enter the Royal Family.

“When you look at how the Middletons are doing they appear to have understood their role and have almost done it by the book.”

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Speaking to Saga magazine for its May edition, Carole revealed she loves gardening with her young grandchildren.

She told the publication: “If I’m doing planting with my grandchildren I like to have it all laid out at ‘activity stations’ with their own little trowel and pot so they can get started immediately.”

Carole added: “It’s important for children to grow up appreciating nature and part of that is allowing them to get a bit muddy.”

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