Celebrity Kate Middleton Kate Middleton Reportedly May Change Some "Outdated Royal Rules" When She's Queen "It used to be that you’d never see Kate at an event without William, but now she’s attending many official functions on her own now, a sign that she’s ready to be queen." By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 18, 2020 @ 10:58AM Pin Share Tweet Email Kate Middleton is looking toward the future — you know, the one in which Prince William is king and she is queen consort. Given the longevity of the Windsor family and their propensity for working well into their golden years (Queen Elizabeth continues to reign at 94), this transition may be decades away, but still, the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly has ~ideas~. “Kate may change some of the outdated royal rules when she becomes queen [consort],” a source told Us Weekly. "It used to be that you’d never see Kate at an event without William, but now she’s attending many official functions on her own now, a sign that she’s ready to be queen." Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images For Middleton, press and public appearances are key going forward. “She’s also been very present on social media and has gotten comfortable doing TV interviews and virtual chats,” the source added. “She’s keen to continue that in the future as well.” Revisit Prince William and Kate Middleton's Engagement Interview, 10 Years Later In the meantime, the duchess is content to spend her off-duty hours perfecting her downward dog (she reportedly loves yoga) and logging quality time with her three children (George, 7, Charlotte, 5, and Louis, 2). “Family means everything to Kate, and one of her biggest worries about the future is not being there for George, Charlotte and Louis,” a source previously told Us. Cooking and gardening are among the activities she enjoys doing with the children. "George is well-behaved,” an insider told the magazine. “All the kids are, but Charlotte and Louis both have a cheeky streak. Louis is more like Charlotte in personality than George!"