Should Kate Middleton Worry About New Royal in Town?

charlotte casiraghiEver heard of Charlotte Casiraghi? If you're a royal-aphile or really into European equestrians, then you've probably read about the 25-year-old daughter of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and Italian businessman Stefano Casiraghi. If you haven't heard of her, that ends now: Charlotte is on the cover of French Vogue's climacteric September issue and looks perfectly stunning in the photos shot by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino.

Charlotte, whose grandmother is Grace Kelly, has beauty and style coursing through her veins, and the spread proves that she's the sexy new royal on the scene. Perhaps encouraged by the positive feedback the world has given Kate Middleton, Charlotte seems ready to steal the spotlight.

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And she's got the pedigree and hobbies to back it up. She's fluent in French, Italian, and English, and was raised in Monaco until moving as a young child with her Princess mother and two brothers to a small town in France after her father was killed in a tragic boating accident. It's there where she learned how to ride, and ride well. She's an expert at the sport today and competes all over Europe. When not on horseback, Charlotte can be seen sitting front row at fashion shows or working with Gucci on equestrian uniforms.

Kate Middleton, uh, hmm, went to high school, then St. Andrews, then worked in marketing, then married a prince, right? Even though that's a life-story I'm totally envious of, it pales in comparison to Charlotte's, whose charmed upbringing would make any little (or big) girl jealous through and through.

There's one thing that Kate has on Charlotte: A title. Charlotte is noticeably without one because her mother, a princess who was hounded by the paparazzi, didn't giver her daughter a title in an effort to let her try and have a normal life.

But with Charlotte's Vogue cover, that normalcy might now be permanently gone. I think Duchess Catherine has paved a way for blue blood fame and Charlotte is savvy to start down that road. She's beautiful, smart, and athletic, so Kate better look out. If Charlotte decides to marry a prince, we could be in for a real royal showdown.

Hopefully there's room for two.

What do you think: Is Charlotte poised to take away some of Kate's limelight?


Photo via Vogue.fr

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