Kate is quickly hitting the celebrity charts and is all set to take over the global celebrity rankings from Princess Diana. In this context it will be apt to compare in what ways are they both similar and in what other ways they are contrastingly different.
Late Princess Diana, to her credit, is cited in leading journals, newspapers, and internet websites even today though she lost her life in a car accident in 1997, which was when Google and smart phones did not even come into being. This was as per the result of a survey of citations and archives conducted on people belonging to the royal family i.e. the Queen, Princes Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William, Prince Harry, and the Queen.
Although Prince William may not like, he has to face the comparisons between Kate and Diana day in and day out as his wedding day comes close. The press is waiting round the clock to get even the minute details about the royal family. Understandably the divorce between Princess Diana and Prince Charles, Diana’s charitable nature and charisma made her the most talked about women in the whole world.
While Diana’s popularity hit more than the royal family, Kate is expected to be more like a part of the whole family and specifically attached to the name William. While Diana appeared to be shy in front of the public, Kate appears poised, confident, and knowledgeable. Unlike Princess William who doesn’t trust the media, Kate is not media shy and invites journalists and media to formal occasions and is comfortable until she feels her privacy is not breached.
Comparing the family they descended from, Kate has a modest family background compared to late Princess Diana. While Diana belonged to a rich and privileged English family, Kate is a part of a family that belongs to the working class mining stock. Diana’s parents were divorced when she was 20. She needed to develop her character to become a mature individual when she was married to Prince Charles at St. Paul’s. Kate, in sharp deviation, is much more mature and in firm control of her position. To make matters easier, Kate and William can bond well because of their less age difference.
Diana experienced a growing curve with the royal family. Her sense of style grew, she became more confident, and she became appealing to the public with her ever growing personality. Kate will also expect to follow Diana’s footsteps in experiencing an upward rise in character and charisma.
Kate surely will try hard to achieve the feat that late Princess Diana achieved and will strive to become the favourite Princess among the media and the people.