Kate Middleton’s first struggle with her place in the royal family is reminiscent of Princess Diana, a biographer has claimed. The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her style of dress, smiling attitude and personal approach to her duties.
But her start as a royal wasn’t always so smooth after she married Prince William in 2011. There was speculation as to whether she was working hard enough as her life was thrown into the spotlight.
Since then, the Duchess has steadily grown in her royal role and is now considered one of the most indispensable members of the family. A famous royal biographer has praised Kate’s careful and well-thought-out approach and said it reminded her of Diana, Princess of Wales, reports The Mirror.
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The Mirror’s royal podcast Pod Save the Queen spoke to biographer Andrew Morton about his 25th book ‘The Queen’ and he detailed exactly what it is about the Duchess of Cambridge who reminds him of the late Diana, Princess of Wales . Morton explained: “I realized after watching the royal family for all these years that it takes a long, long time to really understand what it is to be royal.
“Catherine Middleton spent ten, twelve years accepting it. Just like Sophie Rhys-Jones (the Countess of Wessex) and she has a much lower profile – or did. It just takes a long time to get over it. imbue it.
“Catherine was quite a shy person, so giving speeches and being in public was kind of an ordeal, but I think she overcame that. She reminds me so much of Diana. She struggled for a few years to come to terms with what it was like. is. to be a princess.”
The biographer continued: “The great tragedy, I think, is that Meghan and Harry weren’t given enough time to see if they could try. They were away almost before the wedding music was over.
“Meghan is a natural person…she had the great opportunity to use her talent and position to make a real change in the world. I don’t think she’s going to make such a change living in Montecito.”
During a recent visit to Cardiff Castle with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the Duchess of Cambridge chatted with well-wishers in the crowd and received a huge compliment. In a video shared on Twitter, Kate can be seen shaking people’s hands when a lady tells her that one day she will make a great Princess of Wales.
Kate then responded and could be heard saying: ‘That’s very kind of you. I’m in good hands’ as she gestured towards Prince William. When Prince Charles succeeds to the throne, Kate’s title Duchess of Cambridge will revert to the crown, meaning it will be free to be used by another royal.
When that happens, she will become Princess of Wales, Countess of Chester, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Carrick and Baroness of Renfrew. The Duchess of Cambridge received a huge amount of advice and support to ensure she was as confident as possible in her new role.
According to the documentary ‘Kate Middleton: Working Class to Windsor’, Catherine took private lessons focusing on ‘how to be a royal bride’. During these sessions, the Queen even helped her decide what her official royal title would be.
Journalist Ashley Pearson said in the documentary: “From the start, Kate Middleton had a lot of support from the Royal Family who were really educated by the Queen. “There were things like learning how to get out of a car without exposing his modesty. and learn to stoop to get flowers from a young girl without exposing her modesty.
“There were all sorts of little details and little bits of etiquette – how to sit, who to curtsy to, who not to curtsy to, what fork to use and whatever they thought she had. need to know. She actually received lessons on how to be a royal bride.”