Royals Forcing Kate Middleton to Do Something Incredibly Obnoxious

kate middletonKate Middleton doesn't have it easy. Actually, who am I kidding? What, with her servants and ladies-in-waiting and foie gras as far as the eye can see, she has it much easier than the rest of us suckers. For the most part, that is. Some aspects of the her life are no bueno -- like the fact that the Duchess has been instructed to smile in public, regardless of how she's feeling.

Bad day? Too bad, Katie! You must turn that frown upside down or off with your head!

According to a recent report, the future Queen of England has been told by royals to force a smile when out and about, even if she's not feeling so great. Assumingly, this is because she's representing the royal family, and apparently no one in the royal family ever is in a bad mood. 

 

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On the one hand, this makes sense. Nobody wants to see a Duchess who is perennially scouring. But, on the other, sheesh, cut the woman a little slack. Not frowning is one thing, but being forced to smile -- particularly when you're pregnant with horrible morning sickness and are being chased by a zillion paparazzi -- is quite another. 

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We've all seen photos of Kate not grinning ear to ear before, so either this is completely made-up nonsense (totally plausible), or a recent addendum to Kate's royal rule book. If it's the latter, my heart goes out to her. Few things are more obnoxious than being told to smile when you really don't feel like it. 

What do you think of Kate Middleton being forced to smile in public? 

 

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