Kate Middleton is loved and admired by many British residents, much like her famous predecessor Princess Diana. However, A Newsweek Europe survey revealed that nearly 89 percent of all British women would not wish to walk in her shoes. Not even for one day.
Shockingly, only 1 percent of British women want to be Kate and live her public lifestyle. Nearly 11 percent would want to experience her lifestyle for just one day. Male respondents revealed that 6 percent of British men would love to be married to Kate Middleton, and only 6 percent wish they were dating her. Topics that interested British residents in Kate Middleton were her parenthood (13 percent), clothing (6 percent), and her make-up (1 percent).
Ed Docx at Newsweek shared his opinion on why no one wants to spend their lives living in Kate Middleton’s shoes.
“On the one hand, therefore, we have the portrait of a woman to whom the British public no longer attach themselves emotionally; they are no longer psychologically invested in her life; they do not project their own identities onto her; she is not a repository for the nation’s sense of itself, nor of its dramas. On the other hand, there is strong evidence that people believe her to be intelligent, strong, responsible and privately influential. This paradoxical perception is perhaps best captured by the fact that 46 percent of women think she has influence in what she says in public and 41 percent don’t.”
Germaine Greer has a different point of view in regards of the lack of desire to be Kate Middleton.
“Kate is not even allowed to decorate her own houses. Even the wives of the American presidents get to do that. The whole thing is a mad anachronism. The ‘firm’ tell us that the first born will now become the monarch regardless of sex. Well, big fucking deal! Kate is not allowed to have an interest in modern culture, even in art – to collect, to attend openings. She is made to appear absolutely anodyne. She cannot do or say anything spontaneous. She has learned what she has to do and say and how to do and say it in the approved way. Spontaneity will get her in trouble.”
Although Kate Middelton, Duchess of Cambridge, has quite the following, her admiration from the public seems lacking in comparison to the late Princess Diana. Is the lack of personal attachment a positive for Kate as she prepares for the day she is crowned as queen, or should she work on becoming the “people’s queen” to make the transition smoother?
[Photo Courtesy: Mirror U.K.]