Isolated Kate Middleton wanted sister Pippa to be her lady-in-waiting but Palace 'not keen'
However, the Palace wasn't keen.
A source tells Now: ‘They thought it was better to have an official in the role, especially as Pippa attracts so much media attention and is writing her party planning book.
'But Kate's annoyed - she feels Pippa's been "put out to pasture".
‘Kate calls her sister her "right hand" and feels relaxed in her company.
'With other people she feels like she's being shadowed or baby-sat and that doesn't gel with her natural independent nature.'
Pippa, 28, and Kate, 30, will now have far less time together than if she'd been a lady-in-waiting.
The source adds: ‘Pippa's key to Kate's happiness. It's a stressful, lonely job being a Royal and Pippa would've helped to build Kate's morale while Wills is away.'
Read more about Kate Middleton's worries in the latest issue of Now magazine dated 12 March 2012 out now!