For Katie Nicholl, it’s easy to see why Kate Middleton, the new Princess of Wales, He was successful in navigating the royal life While the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle suffered.
A Vanity Fair royal reporter has written a new book titled, “The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown,” which explores the lives of those who now drive the House of Windsor. In it, she details how Kate managed to thrive as a member of the British royal family while Markle eventually fell out with her husband, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.
Nicole explained to Fox News Digital, “Marriage to the royal family may seem easy, and it may seem like a wonderful life… Round the clock staff.” “The truth is that it’s really tough… We can look back [Diana]Princess of Wales [and] The struggles she went through, and the isolation she felt at a very early stage in her marriage to the Prince of Wales.”
“And Sarah Ferguson – you know, I don’t think she fell in love with Prince Andrew, but she’s never seen him,” she said. “He’s been busy with his royal career. She was left at home for long periods of time, and eventually, the marriage fell apart. When you look at the success stories, you look at Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who has been very much interested in her long-term marriage to Prince Edward.”
Kate, the wife of the new heir to the throne, Prince William, both in their 40s, is the eldest of three children. She was reportedly ridiculed by some in royal circles for her middle-class upbringing. Her father, Michael, worked as a pilot while her mother, Carol, was a flight attendant before they embarked on a mail order selling party supplies.
“It was a very happy childhood,” she once said. “It was so much fun – I’m very fortunate to come from a very strong family – my parents were incredibly loyal to us.”
The Middleton family, from an affordable area of Berkshire, west of London, moved to Jordan when the future princess was two years old because of her father’s work. They returned to England in 1986. Kate attended the exclusive Marlborough College, where she was active in sports, including hockey, tennis and netball.
In 2001, Kate began studying art history at the University of St Andrews, where i met william. The couple have been friends for more than a year. While the romance blossomed, the couple broke up in 2007. William later admitted that their relationship had faltered for several months, saying that they were young and trying to find their way.
It didn’t take long for Kate to be targeted by British newspapers. She was nicknamed “Waity Katie,” indicating that she was waiting for William to propose. According to reports, the couple got back together in 2008. William proposed to Kate in 2010 while on vacation in Kenya. It is believed that the palace did not officially announce the engagement until a few weeks later. They said “I do” in 2011 and are now parents to three children.
The turbulent romance of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved at lightning speed compared to the Prince and Princess of Wales. The former American actress, 41, met the British prince in 2016 after they were set on a date. In 2017, Kensington Palace confirmed the couple’s engagement. They married in 2018. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex began stepping out of royal duties in 2020 due to what they describe as media interference and racist attitudes towards the former ‘Suits’ star. The family now resides in California with their two children.
“I think you’re looking at the new Princess of Wales because she married as a commoner and is the first to marry a future king in hundreds of years,” Nicole explained. “And she had remarkable success in the role. I think the ten years that she and William lived in were really crucial to her success as Queen,” William said At the time of their engagementAnd it was a long post. She gave Kate time to… really understand what royal life would be like in reality [decide] If that’s what she wanted. So, I think 10 years of courtship was very basic.”
“It also enabled them to have a really solid foundation as a couple,” Nicole continued. “And of course, it gave her time to figure out what she was going to do when she became royal. And, you know, I think it’s thanks to Kate for getting into those very big shoes for the position of Princess of Wales, that her greatest success has been in carving her role within the royal family to create a special identity In fact, it’s not easy. It’s not easy. [to be] Under Diana, but she managed to do it, I think.”
According to the royal family’s website, Kate has dedicated her time to several causes, including early childhood support, children’s mental health, and the benefits of participating in sports. As a photographer, she is a patron of several art organizations and is known for sharing many of her photos with the public over the years.
Today, Kate is recognized as a “reliable monarch” who supports the monarchy without scandal.
During her 11 years under the royal microscope, the princess has largely avoided criticism by espousing the royal wisdom of “never complain, never explain”.
This was evident last year when the Duchess of Sussex claimed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that Kate made her cry during a dispute over flower girl dresses in the run-up to the Sussex wedding. The princess and the palace responded with silence.
Nicole, who has watched Kate for years, has previously described the Queen as bold and confident – someone who is aware of her strengths.
“I think the monarchy is in good hands,” Nicholl said.
King Charles III made Kate and William the new Prince and Princess of Wales A day after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The King died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96 years old.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.