Kate Middleton: Does the Firm know what to do with the Duchess of Cambridge?

Does the Firm know what to do with Kate She yearns for a quiet life and courtiers aren”t sure how to cope

9:14 AM on 3rd October 2011

High-profile: Kate and William at the Royal Marsden last week

High-profile: Kate and William at the Royal Marsden last week

Emanating goodwill: In her simple, unshowy dressy, Kate seemed approachable and relaxed; William took off his jacket and rolled up his sleeves as soon as he could

Emanating goodwill: In her simple, unshowy dressy, Kate seemed approachable and relaxed; William took off his jacket and rolled up his sleeves as soon as he could

Legacy: William took the presidency of the Royal Marsden over from his mother Diana, seen here visiting the hospital in 1993

Legacy: William took the presidency of the Royal Marsden over from his mother Diana, seen here visiting the hospital in 1993

Out of the spotlight: After a quick tour of Canada and California, the new Duchess was promptly withdrawn from the public gaze. Here William and Kate hug each other after competing on opposite sides in a dragon boat race on their tour of Canada

Out of the spotlight: After a quick tour of Canada and California, the new Duchess was promptly withdrawn from the public gaze. Here William and Kate hug each other after competing on opposite sides in a dragon boat race on their tour of Canada

The Queen thought the way Kate

The Queen thought the way Kate”s wedding dress was displayed was

Newlyweds: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge present an irresistible mix of empathy and glamour

Newlyweds: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge present an irresistible mix of empathy and glamour