Bad character Brown: Duchess Kate was “always jealous of Pippa” and scared

As I started Palace papers By Tina Brown, I skipped the entrance to the then Kate Middleton in the royal narrative. Brown, like Robert Lacey, notes that Kate threw herself in William’s way many times before university and that she probably tried to “complain” with William’s circle from the age of 15 or 16. Much like Lacey, Brown studies academically avoids drawing conclusions about how hard Kate pushed her royal victim, and Brown doesn’t reveal how many times William ignored Kate until the unfortunate night when Kate wore a dress in St. Andrews. Brown is firmly in Tim Middleton, even describing Kate as:

Like Diana, Kate is unexpectedly tall, but unlike Diana, Kate’s charm is less glamorous and more glamorous… Kate has a quality of Mona Lisa. No one could understand what he was really thinking, or why, after taking a closer look at the royal experience, he wanted a life of so terribly limited freedom and non-negotiable good behavior. She expresses honest intelligence without being terribly like a book, willing to support herself with strong feelings, the ability to conquer a room without raising her husband. It’s as if she’s designed to be Diana’s blessed contrast.

[From The Palace Papers by Tina Brown]

“The quality of a Mona Lisa …” LMAO. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. Flapping jazz hands so “Mona Lisa,” I’m sure. Don’t get me wrong, Kate is purposefully flexible, which Brown interprets as mysterious (it’s not).

Describing Middleton’s family dynamics in the early years, Brown also dutifully mentions that Pippa Middleton’s nickname in Marlboro was “Pan-Face”, which is F-King Hersh (but according to the book’s Kate-Hajiography Vibe). However, “a family friend” notes that:

“Kate has always been quite jealous of Pippa … I felt that she was afraid to accept him, because Pippa has more natural effects, is much more socially comfortable and has always been popular with everyone, especially James’ friends.”

[From The Palace Papers by Tina Brown]

That was probably the beginning of it, don’t you think? The problem with Kate’s jealousy is that she needs the person who “outsigns” her to copykin. First it was his sister, then William’s other wives (like Zeka Craig), then Diana and then Meghan. For Pipper … When I first got acquainted with Pepper in its entirety, I really wondered why William Kate didn’t drop out for Pipper. Pippa seems to be a much more natural fit for royalty and everything else. And I wonder how that sister-dynamic has played over the years, Kate the Geelas and Pippa the Confident.

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