'Popular' Kate Middleton warned of Royal snub
The Duchess of Cambridge has received warnings that she must not be “too showbiz” like Princess Diana, as that might incur the wrath of the older Royals.entertainment Updated: Jul 18, 2011 18:32 IST
The Duchess of Cambridge has received warnings that she must not be “too showbiz” like Princess Diana, as that might incur the wrath of the older Royals.
Diana’s former bodyguard Ken Wharfe cautioned the Duchess that her greatest danger would be to keep “hogging the limelight” and putting older royals in the shade.
Earlier reports claimed that Prince Charles, 62, was enraged at Kate and William’s celebrity-like attitude during their Canada tour.
“The Royal family were green with jealousy over Diana’s phenomenal popularity,” the Daily star quoted Wharfe as saying.
“She made them look out-dated and they pushed her out because she got all the attention.
“The greatest risk to Kate’s future is that the royals will do the same to her.
“To put it bluntly, Kate’s beautiful and young, they aren’t. The Queen is 85, Camilla looks older than that and Prince Charles isn’t popular.
“Instead of getting angry they should be embracing Kate as an ambassador.
“I hope the rest of the out-dated royals can swallow their pride and let her become this generation’s People’s Princess,” he added.
First Published: Jul 18, 2011 18:30 IST