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We still love them (err, her)

- April 28th, 2012
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Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge look at a model of the new First World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum in London on April 26. (Photo: Paul Grover/REUTERS)

It’s been a year, and the world’s love affair with Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, seems far from waning.

Check out the royal couple’s first year

They were married April 29 and on Sunday, will celebrate their first year of marriage. They are said to be planning a small celebration.

But even a year on, people still take to Twitter during every single outing to discuss in great detail what Kate is wear, how she looks (too thin? how did she do her hair? where did she get those shoes? is she touching her stomach? OMG, IS SHE PREGNANT?), and how happy the couple look.

About William, they talk about, well … his wife.

No one really talks about the future king. It’s still all about Kate. Maybe it’s because she’s still new and interesting and still’s still seen as the “people’s princess” (a term I hate to use, but have seen in the media. It reminds me too much of Diana).

“Kate has been able to accompany more experienced royal women, learning on the job to some degree, whereas Princess Diana complained about feeling isolated during her first year,” Queen’s University teaching fellow and royal historian Carolyn Harris said in a recent press release about the upcoming anniversary.

And people might just love her because she seems to be enjoying what she’s doing.

“Kate has excelled in her new role, receiving widespread praise for her charitable patronage and engagement with ordinary people,” Harris said.

Yes, Kate seems happy. She seems to be excelling at her new role.

But let’s all be honest – no one knew Diana was unhappy in her marriage in the first year. She and Charles would go to events, they’d smile at each other, Diana would pose with children and everything seemed just fine.

Is that to say Kate and Wills aren’t really happy? No. But I think the pressure from the media and the public to always be happy can’t make it easy.

While I agree we should mark the occasion with a congratulatory blog post, perhaps a tweet or two, I do think we should leave these two crazy kids alone.

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1 comment

  1. The Hook | May 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Not to worry, someone will dig something up on Kate eventually. At least she’ll be in good company.

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