Evidently, not everyone is a fan of Kate Middleton.
Author Joan Alison Smith has written a new book, The Public Woman, in which she scathingly discusses both Kate and the late Princess Diana’s roles in the public eye.
"By the age of 30, the new Duchess of Cambridge had done little since leaving university except play a supporting role to her boyfriend, marry him with great pomp and ceremony and get pregnant. She had never really enjoyed an independent identity or income—even her clothes were paid for by her father-in-law—and didn't seem to aspire to either."
According to Joan, Prince William’s wife is known "not for her achievements but her willingness to play the most traditional feminine role of all: waiting for a husband, getting married and not long afterwards becoming pregnant."
What’s more, she writes that Princess Diana "made catastrophic choices about men and showed not a glimmer of insight into why her relationships kept going wrong. Diana exemplifies a species of female narcissism which is repeatedly misread in popular culture, glamourizing stunted ambition—wanting fame and admiration—and erasing any requirement for personal responsibility."
Wow. Talk about harsh!! It might be time to retract the claws, Joan!
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