While most of us think of Princess Diana as someone who was very strong, there is at least one famous person who thinks that Kate Middleton is stronger than Diana was. That person would be singer George Michael, who was friends with Diana. He told Entertainmentwise:
I think [Diana] would have been incredibly happy for William and Kate. And I think she'd also be really, really pleased that William has met and fallen in love with someone who has the strength of character to be able to deal with the sort of things that she couldn't.
While Diana was strong, it's true that Kate seems stronger when it comes to dealing with the paparazzi, but there's a reason for that. Except for a couple of glaring breaks in protocol -- which were swiftly condemned -- the press hasn't hounded Kate on the same level it did with Diana. In fact, it was only after Diana's death -- partially due to being chased by paparazzi -- that the press agreed to give the royal family some space. Due to that, Prince William was able to grow up with some degree of normalcy.
Additionally, Kate isn't fighting the royal family the way Diana was. And she has a loving husband, unlike Diana, who had to watch as Prince Charles immediately took a mistress (which she wasn't allowed to complain about).
Diana did what she could to stay strong but often got off on the wrong course -- such as becoming bulimic, having a series of ill-fated affairs, and starting up secret friendships with members of the press. But she did what she could do at the time.
Kate is obviously a strong woman, but let's face it, she has less to deal with. Plus, Diana was a 20-year-old virgin when she married into royalty. Not so for Kate, who was 29 at her wedding and, dare I say it, very likely not a virgin.
Do you think Kate is stronger than Diana?
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