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Kate Middleton was not comfortable during engagement announcement, expert says

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Kate Middleton was clearly not comfortable when she faced the camera during her and Prince William’s engagement announcement, a report says.

kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary last month. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been together for over a decade and are already parents to three kids — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. According to royal commentator Ashley Pearson, the duchess wasn’t comfortable during her engagement interview.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s engagement announcement revisited

Ashley Pearson said Kate Middleton wasn’t raised in the public eye. Also, the duchess is not a “naturally gifted speaker” unlike her sister-in-law Meghan Markle.

The commentator said that her background explained why she was quite shy. The attention poured on her when she was introduced to the world was overwhelming. It reportedly the future queen consort uncomfortable.

She noted that it was the first time the public gets to hear Middleton’s voice. It was also the time when she made Issa’s blue dress popular.

“She was not comfortable – very clearly – speaking on camera,” Pearson said while recounting the incident.

Meanwhile, she also noticed how Prince William answered the questions for Middleton or corrected her. Pearson noted that he was very protective of his then-wife-to-be.

Kate’s changes today

Kate Middleton has changed big time years after joining the Firm. Unlike Meghan Markle who hit the ground running, the Duchess of Cambridge had a slow evolution.

Katie Nicholl, author of Kate: The Future Queen, said Middleton was bullied when she was at her first secondary school due to her looks. The duchess’s lanky appearance led her to be miserable.

The girls at Downe House School were all high achievers and many had eating disorders. Everyone wanted to be the best, fittest and prettiest. Middleton’s slender and tall frame was not an asset at the time because she was teased for being gangly and lanky.

However, after a decade of being part of the royal family, she has eventually learned how to handle herself. An insider told Tatler that Middleton seemed to model herself after Queen Elizabeth II. At present, she speaks like Her Majesty. She has made several speaking engagements over the years and has grown confident in facing the public.

Royal expert Penny Junor was impressed with the way Middleton carries herself. According to her, the duchess is very measured. She is poised and elegant and doesn’t compete with her husband, Prince William. Middleton doesn’t seek fame and she cares about everything with her name on it.

Image courtesy of Frankie Fouganthin, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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