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Kate Middleton Criticized For Being ‘Gangly And Lanky’ But Now ‘Speaks Like The Queen’: Report

KEY POINTS

  • Kate Middleton was bullied for her lanky appearance when she was studying at Downe House School
  • The duchess has ruthless survival streaks like the House of Windsors
  • Middleton doesn’t seem to seek fame and everything about her is measured, according to Penny Junor

Kate Middleton was bullied when she was at her first secondary school due to her looks, but she’s now very different and speaks like the queen, according to a report.

The Duchess of Cambridge was targeted by the bullies when she was attending Downe House, a girls’ boarding school in Berkshire, according to royal biographer Katie Nicholl, author of “Kate: The Future Queen.” She was reportedly criticized for her “lanky” appearance, and the bullying purportedly led her to be a “miserable” student.

“It is a very cliquey school and there was a lot of pressure,” Nicholl told RSVP Live as quoted by Express. “The girls were all high achievers, and there were lots of girls with eating disorders. Everyone wanted to be the best, the fittest, the prettiest. I think Kate was miserable from the start.”

Middleton’s “slender” and tall frame wasn’t an asset to her at the time. She “stood out for the wrong reasons and was teased for being gangly and lanky,” the biographer added.

Middleton changed a lot after joining the royal family. A source told Tatler that Middleton has the “ruthless survival streaks” like the House of Windsors. That attitude convinced many that she was well suited for the life as a member of the Firm.

“She appears to model herself on the Queen and now speaks like the Queen,” a source told the outlet.

Royal expert Penny Junor praised Prince William’s wife for being “measured.” She’s also impressed by how she carries herself.

“She has got such poise and elegance and she’s not in competition with William,” Junor said of the duchess. 

“She doesn’t seem to be seeking fame. Everything about her is measured. She’s a grown-up. She seems to care a lot about everything she’s put her name to.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just joined YouTube. The royal couple already has over 500,000 subscribers as of writing.

The netizens have mixed opinions on their decision to expand their social media presence. Some said they have been trying too hard to be relatable. Meanwhile, others said they’re happy and excited to know the royal couple more.

Kate Middleton Kate Middleton arrives to launch a new national support line at the charity Family Action on Jan. 22, 2019 in Lewisham, England.  Photo: Getty Images/Adrian Dennis