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Vanity fair article about Kate Middleton

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NCforthisoneb Thu 28-Feb-19 23:52:33

"She is said to find the constant clothes changes (up to five a day if the itinerary includes shooting, tea, and a formal dinner) and the omnipresence of a full household staff rather stressful,"

Now I am quite fond of Kate Middy but AIBU to have snorted very loudly at this sentence?

Oh to have such a stressful life!

OftenHangry Thu 28-Feb-19 23:54:53

Tbh I wouldn't want it. Everyone knows basically about every fart you do. You must ALWAYS look perfect, walk perfect, talk perfect...
I believe it is stressful af.

MargotLovedTom1 Thu 28-Feb-19 23:57:40

I think it would be stressful in its own way, and I am a republican who has no time for the RF. I would hate to have people around all the time, and to have every single thing I wear, every grey hair, every wrinkle, every smile, every expression, every utterance scrutinised, analysed and criticised to the nth degree.

Gunpowder Thu 28-Feb-19 23:59:30

I would hate it too, especially once you have DC. And imagine doing all that smiling if you were grumpy!

BartonHollow Fri 01-Mar-19 00:01:41

I wouldn't want it either

The level of intrusiveness in EVERY aspect of life

It's not worth it

She was clever enough to get in to St Andrews to begin with but the press perpetually reduce her to a brood mare and clothes horse

Her choice of husband has also impacted both her siblings negatively far more so than her parents

Yes they still have gilded lives but the level of press intrusion into their private lives has been ENORMOUS

Arthur2shedsJackson Fri 01-Mar-19 00:01:57

We all know who you mean but why is the Duchess of Cambridge referred to by her maiden name?

sleepylittlebunnies Fri 01-Mar-19 00:02:51

I really couldn’t stand it. I enjoy sticking my leggings and tunic on with hair tied back and no make up for the school run. I also love returning to an empty house, I enjoy the peace of being alone for several hours. I don’t envy her at all.

Tavannach Fri 01-Mar-19 00:03:12

Well, it doesn't sound like the most fun you can ever have. But they are very well paid and have generous holidays.

Leeds2 Fri 01-Mar-19 00:03:55

I would find her way of life extremely stressful. But I would never have chosen it.

x2boys Fri 01-Mar-19 00:06:42

She chose that life though?yes I wouldn't want the press following me around and photographing my every move but she had a fairly privileged life anyway I'm sure she knew what marrying the future king would entail.

notacooldad Fri 01-Mar-19 00:29:33

I find it stressful when my friends want to include me in a selfie!
I would hate her life. The privilege doesn't pay of the expectation for me.

shpoot Fri 01-Mar-19 00:30:28

Kate Middy?

stayathomer Fri 01-Mar-19 00:32:52

I still think of her standing outside the hospital having pictures taken just after having a baby so definitely would not want her life. And I'd assume the magazine said stressful, for all we know she said it took getting used to or something like that. Magazines always up the drama

PyongyangKipperbang Fri 01-Mar-19 00:34:00

People often say that if they win the lottery they would have a full staff, I do too. But in all honesty I would hate sharing my home with people I dont really know. OF course I would love to have someone to do all the jobs I hate, but the reality of having all those people treating my home, quite rightly, as their workplace would be horrible.

I have an agreement with my family (well we all do) that barring emergencies for a couple of days, we will never live together again. We have a 5 mile distance agreement for accomodation on holidays "together"!

I couldnt imagine anything worse than not being able to walk around my own home in just my knickers and a t shirt, farting to my hearts content and scratching my pubes should the mood take me (I'm a catch, me. Just form a queue osmile.

The clothes changes wouldnt bother me, but the staff....I feel for her.

Pieceofpurplesky Fri 01-Mar-19 00:40:13

She's just like anyone - hates aspects of her 'job' and craves a bit of peace and quiet in her own home. I think most of us can relate to that!

WorraLiberty Fri 01-Mar-19 00:45:03

It does sound like a stressful life to me and I wouldn't want it either.

If you compare it to your own life, I guess you'll always 'snort very loudly' but if you can look at it a bit more objectively then I'm sure you'll think differently.

For example, you could stress about paying your rent/mortgage/food bills etc (as many of us do) and get 'snorted very loudly' at by a homeless person who would love to be in your position (or not as the case may be).

It's all relevant and yes I know she chose to marry into the royal family, but that doesn't mean she isn't human and doesn't find it stressful at times.

ColeHawlins Fri 01-Mar-19 00:47:01

I'm assuming that's about Christmas at Sandringham?

TBF staying with your husband's granny would be stressful even if it was all gin rummy, VHS tapes and anti macassars. But even so, yes, it's tone deaf. KM will curse VF for it if she has any media savvy.

Lockheart Fri 01-Mar-19 00:47:38

I'd find it stressful. I need time alone when I just want everyone else to fuck off. Having people around constantly (staff or not) would stress me out. As would the wardrobe changes.

Some people might love it, true. But I am not one of those people. So I can understand why she might find it difficult.

Quintella Fri 01-Mar-19 00:51:23

People always say they wouldn't want her life. But she did want it.

Rubadublin Fri 01-Mar-19 00:52:06

How do you even have 5 changes?

Dress for breakfast
Something posher for lunch
Change for cocktails
Change for dinner

Is that it?

Quintella Fri 01-Mar-19 00:52:41

And let's face it, the arrival of Meghan Markle has taken a lot of heat off of Kate.

SleepingStandingUp Fri 01-Mar-19 00:53:41

It does sound stressful though.

Whether it's more stressful or not than being a NICU nurse or homeless or a mother of 10 doesn't matter. Stress isn't only acceptable if you're at the top of the stress tree

BartonHollow Fri 01-Mar-19 00:55:17


On a tangent (off topic derail)

You made me DIE with one of your comments on another thread but considering the nature of the thread it was inappropriate to say so.

I was howling.

Lockheart Fri 01-Mar-19 00:56:16

@Quintella or maybe she just genuinely loves William and has to put up with it? I have no idea of course, but it's not impossible that she wanted the man and not the life.

There's a fucktonne of upsides to the lifestyle, let's not deny it, but to say there's no downsides and if you're rich and famous you must be happy at all times and never complain is frankly ridiculous.

Quintella Fri 01-Mar-19 00:56:47

Oooh, what thread was it? Was I being inappropriate?

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