About

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.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my blog! All comments are welcome. If you agree or disagree, I’d love to hear your thoughts. It’s always great to get a different point of view on things!

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14 thoughts on “About”

  1. Marylène Montavon said:

    Hello, I read all your comments, thank you. I just have one question, why so much hatred against kate middleton and her family? Your answer really interest me. You know, a lot of girls like to be instead of kate … Kind regards, Marylène

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    • First of all, it’s not hatred. Hate is a strong word, and Kate is not worth that type of emotion. What I feel toward Kate is more annoyance and frustration. And honestly, most of my annoyance and frustration is (or should be) directed toward the press who fawn over her, and her PR team who BS the public; and to some extent the public who fawn over her. You see, the press (and the palace PR team) wants us to think that Kate is some super, perfect, awesome woman who is so modern and classy and works so hard and is warm and giving and everything else, who deserves to be idolized as some type of benchmark for the modern woman; when in reality Kate is a woman who stalked a man to university, did nothing with her degree, has never held a full-time job, fell out of nightclubs drunk and flashed her underwear to photographers for years, and waited around for 8 years for a man to propose all while he cheated on her and treated her like a mattress whose sole purpose was to be there whenever he wanted her and to go away when he didn’t want her. And since becoming a duchess, she has done very little charity work yet finds ample time to shop and vacation, all under the guise of “easing into the royal family” and “protecting their privacy”. She is the antithesis of the modern woman. It frustrates me to no end that people think she should be idolized when she has literally done nothing to deserve that idolization.

      As far as the Middleton family, they are famewhores, climbers, and users. Seriously, the Middletons are the Kardashians of the UK. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for social movement, based on hard work and merit. That’s what America was founded on, you work hard and have talent and you get somewhere, you know. I am not for… basically gold-digging… and then using the family connection and parading around like you deserve that spotlight. I mean, sure, if you have connections go ahead and use them to get ahead in your career, but when the only reason you are famous is because your sister or daughter married a prince, don’t walk around like you own the place because in reality you have no talent and are only famous because of a relative’s marriage; or your own marriage (for Kate). I would be, and am, critical of other people who pull that crap (it just doesn’t show since I only comment about Kate and the Middletons on this blog).

      I don’t see the point in idolizing people who have done nothing to deserve it; and it frustrates me that the press tries to force the issue and that people believe it. I think it sends the wrong message to women–especially young women–when people like Kate are being touted as great women when they have done nothing of merit.

      My reply went a bit long, sorry about that. 🙂

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  2. Why Prince William finally he got married with Kate? you wrote for her “normal” family … normal families I know thousands! Why princes they got married with…Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby, Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, Mabel Wisse Smit??? Women most commoners have ignored (especially for their past or family background).

    Regarding the fact that Kate does not have used her degree, now she uses it daily as a representative of the crown: however, the challenge is greater when you have to have a conversation with guests, etc.

    About the Middletons climbers, I think it is legitimate to be ambitious. You know mattresses women I know a few. In addition, their “fiances” were neither rich nor handsome and even less intelligent.

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    • Legitimate to be ambitious yes, but if you read from the reply above, they are not ambitious, they are users.

      Quote (As far as the Middleton family, they are famewhores, climbers, and users. Seriously, the Middletons are the Kardashians of the UK. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for social movement, based on hard work and merit. That’s what America was founded on, you work hard and have talent and you get somewhere, you know. I am not for… basically gold-digging… and then using the family connection and parading around like you deserve that spotlight. I mean, sure, if you have connections go ahead and use them to get ahead in your career, but when the only reason you are famous is because your sister or daughter married a prince, don’t walk around like you own the place because in reality you have no talent and are only famous because of a relative’s marriage; or your own marriage (for Kate). I would be, and am, critical of other people who pull that crap (it just doesn’t show since I only comment about Kate and the Middletons on this blog).) Unquote

      With regard to kate using her degree in her every day royal life, would that be the degree she uses to watch people sewing on buttons and then ask them “are you sewing on buttons”. Looking at Faberge eggs and asking “do they still make them”. At Fortnum and Mason with the queen, “can you test the smell by smelling it”. Good grief, if that is what you trot out with a degree then God help the rest of us.

      For the record a lot, if you read comments in newspapers and magazines, a lot of people in the UK, Europe and internationally think kate is common and a commoner. Common as in classless, tacky and down market. Commoner as not being bred into royalty or the aristocracy.

      I think I might read a bit more on watie katie before making remarks like the above. Hope this clears a few things up for you.

      No, I do not hate kate, I am not jealous of her. But I wholehearted agree with what the owner of this blog has written in her introductory piece, she got it spot on for a lot of the public.

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  3. Good to have another blog and I have followed several. There is much dislike for Kate for all the reasons you say. She is totally undeserving of her role, lacks, charm, warmth, has no intelligent conversational skills and behaves in the most unRoyal way. Her behaviour on Remembrance Sunday shocked the world and she received much criticism. There is much global discussion that she used a surrogate and was never actually pregnant. The Internet is awash with this and the name and pictures of the surrogate with George are everywhere. The implications of this to the UK throne are serious and the reason for the distancing of the RF from the baby. It is a time bomb waiting to implode.

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    • Excellent post Sue, totally agree. The surrogacy issue, in my opinion, is a time-bomb waiting to explode. They should work on sorting this mess out. If, as so many think, a surrogate was used, that alone would make george ineligible to be an heir to the throne. We also have the genetic situation – is he biologically the child of mr. and mrs. bill middleton? These issues, and others, need to be addressed s as a matter of urgency by the rf and Parliament, as you so correctly say, the implications to the UK throne are very serious indeed. Flying under the radar, as they would appear to be doing right now, will not make this go away. The child is never seen – why? Why did the official photographer photoshop the shape/colour of his eyes and the shape of his mouth? Hmmmmm, seems to me they think the public are blind and stupid. There appeared to be no bond between the child and mr. and mrs. bill middleton – why not? The list is endless. So many anomalies that point in the direction of surrogacy. Kate middleton has proved, time and again that he is not up to standard to be a member of the royal family. She refuses to listen and learn, her way or no way seems to be the order of the day. As for all her “Marilyn” moments, I will never believe she is oblivious to them. The Canadian photos showing her bare backside (would appear no undies beneath the waist), was very unseemly for any woman, let alone a royal (by marriage). Did she learn, no. Quite a few more of these moments since. Why not weight the hems, simple solution. The old saying is so true – money cannot buy class or elegance. So much knowledge, expertise and advice that she could tap into, but no, kate knows best, every time – so she thinks.

      Anyway, great blog, down to earth and very interesting. So pleased I discovered it, keep up the good work.

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  4. Hey there every one. Nice to see some familiar faces. Anyway I think this blog has potential that is already high. Please summit more articles, you have our attention.

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  5. sorry meant submit

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  6. I repeat my question, because according to some people, Kate has no substance. Why Prince William finally he got married with Kate?

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    • Honestly, your guess is as good as mine. I’m not in William’s head nor am I close enough to him to ask, so I don’t know.

      He had been dating her for a long time. The press had married them off years previously, he kind of would have looked like a cad if he didn’t marry her, the press would have been brutal. I don’t know if that played a factor. They may have made some sort of arrangement, where in exchange for giving her the status and money she (and her family) wanted, he got freedom to fool around and do whatever he wanted. Or… any number of things. It’s all mere speculation.

      As far as Kate not having any substance, maybe Will likes that? I mean, there are a ton of men who marry dimwit golddiggers whose only function is to provide arm candy for the man, and possibly children depending on the age of the man in question. I read an article once by a woman who divorced a wealthy man because he didn’t like that she was a writer–claiming she read to much, and all sorts of other things. He wanted someone who would not challenge him when he got home. Men who marry women like that aren’t looking for someone intelligent to talk to, they get that at work, they want someone who will look pretty and do as they’re told. Maybe Will is like that.

      The problem is, the good wife like that, while having little to no substance, doesn’t embarrass her husband–or shouldn’t. And Kate embarrasses William all the time with her stupid antics.

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  7. Suggestion: Is it possible to put the newest comments first?

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  8. Linda Baum said:

    As they left the church after the wedding, she turned to him and asked–“Are you happy?” That moment was shown on one of the American TV stations covering the wedding. One of the network people remarked about it. Go back and check it out.

    I always thought that was the oddest (first) thing to say… as they walked out of the church. Why wouldn’t he be happy? Your thoughts…?

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  9. I think it would be really interesting if someone took a good look at the famous Middleton family business. It is, IMO, impossible to go from zero to a £30m business based on plastic tat in 30 years.

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