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Interesting, but did Ma Middleton have her hand in writing this?
on November 18, 2013
I've read a lot of books on the Royal family. I'm not a Royalist, but I'm not someone who hates them, either. I just find their type of fame/privilege quite interesting and have enjoyed reading the behind-the-scenes books.
While I found this book interesting and a fun read-- I couldn't help but think (time and time again) that it almost sounded like PR material from Ma Middleton herself. It appears, in Ms. Nicholl's eyes, that The Duchess can do no wrong. Can't hold down a job because she needs to be at William's beck and call? Poor thing. She takes her top off and is photographed? Sad, sad, Duchess.
It does not touch much on Kate and William's break-up, especially the parts where he yelled "I'm free" out in public and tried very hard to date...only to realize not many ladies wanted to be the future Queen. In Katie Nicholl's version, they broke up, Kate had a few tears and then they were happily back together.
Seems like anything that could show her in a negative (or at least a more honest) light is promptly dismissed and swept under the rug. What a shame, as this could have been a much more interesting book had the author written anything besides Kate Fluff.
I honestly believe many of the sources were from the Middleton family or at least close friends, which explains why it is full of fluff. A good read-- but definitely Middleton propaganda.