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Kate Middleton ‘can never win’ as she’s ‘endlessly compared to Diana’ – expert

The Duchess of Cambridge has been told that no matter what she does she will always be compared to Princess Diana.

Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, has often been seen as being in the mould of her late mother-in-law.

Since the day the couple first at St Andrew's University, she has been seen as as natural successor to Princess Diana for the title of the People's Princess.

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And expert Daniela Elser, writing for, said that this is something the Royal will have to get used to.

She said: “The issue here is that no matter what Kate does, says or wears she is endlessly compared to Diana.

“In 2010, when Prince William finally got down on bended knee it was with the 12-carat sapphire and diamond ring his father had once presented to his mother.

“While some saw the choice as romantic, others (me included) viewed it as something of a symbolic millstone he was clapping around the young Kate’s neck.

“Not to mention that ring was symbolic of one of the most famously unhappy marriages in history.

“Ten years, three children, 33 foreign trips, and one Royal Foundation of her very own later and Kate is still held up against Diana with a bilious regularity.

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“It’s a game that Kate can never win.”

She added: “When Diana’s life was cut tragically short in a Paris tunnel in 1997, it set her legacy in amber and saw her elevated to permanent sainthood.

“So, how can Kate, who is a very different woman than Diana, ever hope to come out on top in year after year of comparison?

“More importantly I think is the fact that Kate has earned the right for us to judge her – her wins, flops and every floaty frock in between – on her own terms.”

During this month's Trooping the Colour, Kate actually paid tribute to Diana, wearing a necklace from the late-Royal's personal jewellery collection.

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