London: Prince William's wife Kate Middleton is being given private lessons on the workings of Britain's national institutions to groom her for a lifetime of Royal duties, a media report said.
   
In recent week’s experts on government, the arts and the media have been asked to visit St James's Palace to give the Duchess one-to-one tutorials to ensure she has a thorough knowledge of the Establishment, daily quoted royal aides as saying.
   
Since the 29-year-old Duchess of Cambridge returned from her tour of Canada and the US with her husband in July, she has carried out only one official engagement, when she and the Duke visited riot-hit areas of Birmingham last month.
   
But behind the scenes she has been kept busy with a programme of meetings designed to prepare her for everything that her official life will throw at her over the decades to come, the report said.
   
A Royal source said, "The Duchess is being briefed on how the State works, getting to know our national institutions better and learning more about organisations such as the arts, the media and the government.
   
"It is a process that will carry on for several months but is being done privately. As well as meetings at St James's Palace, the Duchess is spending time carrying out private research of her own."
   
Royal aides have kept Kate's official duties to around one engagement per month until the end of the year in order to give her time to get used to her new life.

(Agencies)