Kate Middleton She is often compared to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. However, Kate’s royal demeanor is not always Diana’s. In fact, according to a royal expert, when Kate joined the royal family, she reportedly agreed not to do some of Diana’s things.
Kate Middleton is thriving as a royal
Diana was one of the most popular royals of the 20th century. She was known for her phenomenal humanitarian work.
Kate has also made a name for herself. Since marrying Prince William, she has committed to raising awareness for mental health and child development. In particular, Kate led a campaign to focus on the early years of childhood by promoting research and discussions about the topic.
Kate also continued to work while the United Kingdom was in lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Royal writer Katie Nicholl believes Kate’s popularity grew during this time.
“I think some might say that the lockdown that we experienced here – well, three of them – was an unlocking of Kate in many ways,” said royal expert Katie Nicholl 60 Minutes Australia in May 2021. “I think the public got to see a more true Duchess than ever before.”
According to YouGovKate is one of the most popular royals today – right after Queen Elizabeth and Prince William.
Kate Middleton reportedly agreed not to be like Princess Diana
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Although the public liked some of Diana’s things, the royal family reportedly instructed Kate to learn from some of Diana’s mistakes. For example, Diana outshone Prince Charles in several events, which was not something the royals received well. He also talked a lot to the press.
“He [Kate] has entered into a Faustian pact,” said expert Andrew Pierce in the documentary chasing the royals (Via To express) “She will be calm, she will be obedient, she will be dutiful. She will look beautiful. She will do the right thing. And if she gets too bored – too bad.”
Pearce continued, “Buy another tiara, bake some more cakes, have another party in Wales, hold a banquet, do some charity work, be a luncheon lady – but you’re not going to rock the boat.” “You’re not going to give information to the media. And, unlike Diana, you’re not going to speak to the media, directly or indirectly.”
In fact, Kate’s approach to royal life has been compared to that of Queen Elizabeth.
Meghan Markle has been compared to Princess Diana
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Unlike Kate, Meghan Markle took more pages out of Diana’s book.
Meghan, for example, stepped down as a senior royal in early 2020. Since then, she and Prince Harry have been talking to media outlets about their struggles in the royal family. The couple did not hold back from criticizing some of their members.
Both the women also accused the royal family of not supporting them mentally. Diana admitted to having postpartum depression and was called “unstable”. Meanwhile, Meghan claimed the Royal Family did not protect her from negative press and racist comments about her son.