Kate Middleton Review is a blog that follows Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. I do follow the rest of the British Royal Family and will occasionally post about them, but this blog is mostly dedicated to Kate. My goal is for a blog that is critical of Kate and the British royals while trying to keep a level-headed argument as to why Kate is not suitable as a duchess and woman whom young girls (or anyone) look up to. My intent is never to all-out bash anyone without evidence. While I am all for calling Kate out for the stupid things she does, I refuse to bash her just to bash her and slam her for things that she didn’t even do poorly. I will critique her, and I will be harsh, but hopefully it will be in a logical manner and not just name-calling (like the Kate defenders who attack those who critique Kate by saying they’re just jealous and that they’re ugly or old or whatever; that’s not an argument, that’s hateful–and often incorrect–name-calling). I will also be critical of the press, specifically their treatment of Kate and her life, because they are part of this mess: they made her, and they keep pushing her down our throats.
A bit about me: I’m a historian and royal watcher. I have been interested in British history for years and took some classes on it in school (my first love is ancient history, though, so the Greeks and Romans are my main thing). I only recently have become knowledgeable about recent British royal history, though. I like the older stuff–at least 400 years old and earlier–and didn’t really know much about recent royal history until, well, recently. I haven’t been a royal watcher for very long, I watched the wedding but didn’t really pay much attention until the Diamond Jubilee. Of course, I believed all the fluff pieces I read about how awesome Kate was. I had totally forgotten that she walked down a runway in a see-through dress. The press did a good job in whitewashing her pre-marriage life for the casual follower. But then Harry’s naked Vegas antics went down, and Kate’s nude France pics happened, and I started doing some digging. I found numerous websites and learned a lot about Kate and her life during all the time she was waiting for William to ask her to marry him. After that I got really interested and learned a lot about Kate and the rest of the British Royal Family. So when anyone asks, I say I follow Kate and the British Royal Family for two reasons: 1) I want to call Kate, the royals, the palace, and the press out on all their BS and lies; 2) the family dynamics of both the Windsors and the Middletons greatly intrigues me. Those two reason are why I spend so much energy on reading and writing about the royals and Middletons. And that’s why I started this blog.
Photo usage on this blog: I would love to include photos in my posts–they would be especially great in posts about fashion–but I will not be including photos in my posts because any image I would use would be copyrighted to a specific agency or news outlet and I would have to pay to use the photos or be in fear of being shut down (or, worst case scenario, sued) for using copyrighted material without paying. This is a small blog that would probably fly under the radar of any illegal use of copyrighted material, but I still don’t want to take that chance. So unfortunately, unless it’s a screen-grab from Twitter, I won’t be using any photos here. I don’t know if it’s noticeable or if I cropped it out (since I had to crop the image to make it fit), but the header photo is a stock image.
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