Kate to focus on life as a royal housewife

London: With just three months left for the royal wedding, Kate Middleton has left her job at her family’s online party supplies firm to concentrate on her new role as a royal housewife.

A royal aide has confirmed that the 29-year-old future princess quit her post as Party Pieces’ project manager to ‘concentrate full-time on preparing to become a member of the royal family’, reports a daily.

According to sources, Middleton stepped down on Friday and handed over her responsibilities at the company to colleagues.

She is now dividing her time between her parents’ home and Prince William’s cottage on the island of Anglesey, North Wales, near the Royal Air Force base where the prince works as a search and rescue pilot.

As the person in charge of marketing ‘Party Pieces’, Middleton was responsible for projects such as putting together the Christmas catalogue, arranging photo shoots and attending trade fairs.

It’s unclear whether she will return to work after the wedding, fuelling speculation that she and Prince William plan to start a family straight away.

It is expected that at some point she will switch to an official role as a charity patron, though none have yet been picked.

Meanwhile, as preparations for the wedding continued, Middleton is trying to keep the design of her wedding dress - and its creator - a secret until the big day.

However, it was thought the princess-to-be would opt for an elegant, slimline dress.