If Kate Middleton Ever Thought About Life in ‘The Firm’ the Same Way as Meghan Markle Did ‘It Would Be a Disaster’ Claims Author Tina Brown

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s love story is very different from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s. William dated Kate for 10 years before he proposed, while Harry and Meghan had a whirlwind romance that insiders say went from “zero to 60” in a matter of months. According to royal author Tina Brown, if Kate ever thought about life in The Firm the same way Markle did, “it would be a disaster.”

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Prince William was ‘smart’ to wait a decade before proposing to Kate Middleton

In her new bombshell book The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – the Truth and the Turmoil, former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown claims that Prince William was “smart” for waiting 10 years before he popped the question to Kate.

Brown’s latest literary offering explores “the scandals, love affairs, power plays and betrayals” that have rocked the royal family during the past 20 years. And the author got her scandalous details from palace insiders.

According to Brown, when William finally proposed to Kate, he was “absolutely sure she could handle [royal life] before they married.” While speaking to Page Six, the author compared William and Kate’s romance to Harry and Meghan, saying “Nobody was deluded like Meghan was, it seems.”

If Kate Middleton thought about royal life the same way Meghan Markle did, ‘it would be a disaster’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met at university in 2001, and they were friends for more than a year before the relationship blossomed into a romance. It wasn’t until 2010 that William proposed to Kate in Kenya, and then they tied the knot the following year.

When you compare their lengthy courtship to Harry and Meghan’s romance — who met on a blind date in 2016 — Brown says it’s clear that Kate was better prepared for royal life. Harry and Meghan dated for just a few months before he proposed in 2017. Then, they tied the knot in May 2018, less than two years after their first date.

“If for any reason, [Kate] thought like Meghan, ‘I’m out of here, I can do much better,’ it would be a disaster,” Brown explained. “It would, I think, crumble at the moment without her because she’s the only modern, beautiful woman who’s well-educated, substantial in herself, who’s actually wanting to commit herself to the rigors of this institution. Not many young women could do that.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s courtship was an ‘obstacle course’

Brown went on to explain that Kate required “a lot of care and strategy to end up married to William.” And, much of that was driven by Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton. The author says that Carole was “very crucial” when it came to Kate staying on a path to a future with Prince William and avoiding troubling missteps.

“They were madly in love all the way through but…making it from the loving girlfriend to the future queen, that’s an obstacle course,” Brown says. “And it’s like snakes and ladders. At any moment she could have stepped on the wrong square and had a snake.”

The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – the Truth and the Turmoil is now available in stores.

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