There is a lot of celebrity buzz going on right now over England’s Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton.
Currently the buzz is over Middleton flipping flapjacks with Prince William in Ireland, OK! Magazine reported. The fabulous couple is often being compared to Princess Diana and Prince Charles, but which couple will have lasting dominance in the public eye?
One comparison between Diana and Middleton is that Middleton has a head on her shoulders and knows what she wants out of life, which is unlike Diana. Diana was basically thrust into the public spotlight with no idea what she wanted out of her future, and Middleton is a full-time photographer. Prince William and Middleton, although young, know what they both want out of life for each other and as a couple. Prince William and Middleton will be a better remembered couple for the fact that Middleton knows what she wants out of life and already has a great photography career. Knowing how they want to manage their personal and professional lives before they got married is definitely going to have a more lasting impression as a royal couple.
Middleton is 28, five months older than Prince William, whereas Diana was 20 when she got married to Charles, who was 33. There is definitely an age difference that might factor into the comparison. As for being in the public eye, Diana really had a hard time dealing with the photographers and all of the attention; this put a huge toll on her emotional well-being. Middleton is also having troubles with the photographers catching her all of the time, and it frustrates her as well. The main difference between Middleton and Diana when it comes to the photographers is that since Middleton is older, she might handle the attention a little better. Being older will help Middleton deal with the pressure and stress that comes with marrying into a royal family and it can help her better deal with emotions. When it comes to dealing with the public attention and emotional pressure, Prince William and Middleton will also be better received and remembered. Middleton will be remembered differently from Diana because she will be more emotionally mature in stressful situations because she is older.
Prince William and Middleton are also different from Diana and Charles because of their lifestyle, the Windsor Star reports. Diana and Charles were married in a time when things were tough, financially and emotionally, and the wedding created a huge spectacle for the world to see. Prince William and Middleton have pretty much led a normal life, even though they both grew up privileged and with parents who had money. William and Middleton have been filmed together in the public eye now for years, so it will make the wedding a little less exciting because we have seen them as couple and how they interact with each other. Diana had a carriage which she rode in to get to her ceremony and Middleton will opt for a car, which is a more personal and private mode of transportation.
When it comes to the spectacle of the wedding and their lifestyle, Charles and Diana will be remembered and received the best. The fact that Diana and Charles made their wedding a huge deal and went to the wedding ceremony in the public eye is something people will always remember. Prince William and Middleton seem to have a more ordinary and laid back approach, which will not be as special or memorable compared to Diana and Charles.
Brittany Talarico, “Watch Kate Middleton Flip Flapjacks in Ireland With Prince William for Pancake Day!” OK! Magazine
Peter O’Neil and Harry Wilson, “Prince William to marry Kate Middleton in 2011”, The Windsor Star