The duke and duchess of Cambridge, also known as Prince William and the former Kate Middleton, celebrate their first anniversary Sunday. Members of the royal household told CNN for a documentary the duchess has made a good adjustment to life in the royal fishbowl, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The duchess recently gave her first speech at a children's hospice in Ipswich. Her husband, a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot who was deployed to the Falklands at the time, gave her some long-distance coaching.
"For her, the public engagements are a joy," one insider said. "She enjoys it. Not much fazes her. She is confident enough to handle it. She is strong-willed. She knows her mind. She is professional."
Staffers said the duchess has built strong relationships with her in-laws, including Queen Elizabeth II. But they said she is especially close to Prince Charles, because they have strong interests in common.
"She and the prince spend a lot of time together," one said. "They go on visits to the opera and art galleries; they share passions that neither of the [younger] princes [William and his brother Harry] share. They get on very well."