Princess Diana, was one of the most well-known royals of the twentieth century. As a result, people frequently compare her sons’ wives to her. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who married Prince William, has, for example, been subjected to numerous Diana comparisons over the years.
Kate, on the other hand, is distinct from Diana in several ways, and she is lauded for forging her own path as a royal.
How is Kate Middleton similar to or different than Princess Diana?
Kate and Diana are similar in that both have proposed ways to modernise the royal family. Diana was known for eschewing the traditional royal parenting style of being hands-off with her children, and Kate follows in Diana’s footsteps.
Kate and Diana are both fashion icons, with many women all over the world looking to them for style ideas. In some of her outfits, Kate, in particular, has made sweet nods to Diana.
Kate, on the other hand, is very different from Diana in many ways. Kate, for example, is a natural introvert and is much more reserved than Diana. Kate, unlike her late mother-in-law, does not seek the limelight and appears content to be William’s supporter. Some have even suggested that Kate resembles Queen Elizabeth more than Diana.
Kate Middleton has been praised for forging her own path in life.
Because of Diana’s enormous popularity, some people believe Kate should follow in her footsteps. According to Kevin Connolly, a former BBC reporter, Kate is forging her own royal path and reaping the benefits.
Connolly told Express, “I think the Duchess of Cambridge has very wisely decided and has been very wisely guided towards establishing a very different type of public persona.” “It doesn’t appear that Kate Middleton aspires to Diana’s headline-grabbing glamour – dancing with Wayne Sleep, dancing at the White House, or wearing those extraordinary ball gowns that made international front pages.”
“The Duchess of Cambridge is clearly being shaped into a role, and she is shaping a role, which is about being the consort to the future King, being the Queen, being the mother of the boy born to be king,” Connolly continued. She’s found a role to which I believe the British public is deeply attached.”
Royals, according to Connolly, will continue to be compared to Diana, but no one “is going to combine that radiant character, that sense of glamour, that sense of compassion with that sense of playfulness that Diana brought to all of these things.”
Kate Middleton is currently one of the most popular royals
Kate is the third most popular royal, behind Her Majesty and William, according to research firm YouGov. Kate’s popularity, according to royal experts, has risen as a result of the pandemic.
In many ways, the lockdown that we’ve experienced here—well, three of them—was the unlocking of Kate,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told 60 Minutes Australia. “I believe that the public saw more of the true duchess than they have ever seen before.”
“We got to see William and Kate at home at Anmer,” Nicholl continued. During the lockdown, we saw their children clapping for the NHS. We were able to gain access to them in a way that we had never been able to before. I believe a large part of it was due to William and Kate realising they couldn’t be seen in their ivory tower. They had to be reachable.”