Kate feels weighed down by crippling workload

Since Prince William jetted off to the Falkland Islands four weeks ago, Kate Middleton appears to have taken on her solo Royal duties with ease, but sources tell Now the extra responsibilities have left her nerves in tatters.

And it’s not the only part of her life 30-year-old Kate‘s struggling with – her tireless charity work is also wearing her out.

Kate met Wills studying art history at St Andrews University and continues to take an interest in the subject as a patron of the National Portrait Gallery in London.

She supports children’s art therapy programme Art Room and volunteers with the Scouts, even commuting between London and her cottage in Anglesey, Wales, to help a troop near there.

She also supports Liverpool charity Action On Addiction.

But while she’s been throwing herself into public life, she’s been watching her family get on with the rest of their lives.

Kate sees Pippa on her skiing trips and living her own life but she can’t do any of that,’ says a friend of Kate‘s.

She misses having a social life of her own.

She loved rowing with female athletes The Sisterhood but the days when she could be part of that are long gone.

‘She knows it’s all worth it to be with Wills, but every now and again she wonders what it would be like if they just had normal lives.’

Read more about Kate Middleton‘s worries in the latest issue of Now magazine dated 12 March 2012 out now!

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