She's already taken more than her fair share of unnecessary criticism for going on vacation without Prince George, and now it looks as though Kate Middleton may be putting on her defensive gear again.
But this time, it has nothing to do with her parenting. You know how Kate and Prince William have had all sorts of renovations done to their Kensington Palace apartment in order to make it up to par for them and their new (and hopefully growing) family?
Yeah, well, apparently not everyone approves of them upgrading their digs.
Before I go into any more detail, I should probably mention that the renovations to Kensington Palace have gone way over budget. Like WAY over budget. Like an extra £1 million or so. (Yikes!)
And supposedly Prince William and Kate are worried about the backlash they might receive over the added expense. They are concerned that the public's image of them might take a negative turn.
A royal insider told The Mirror, "The young royals are extremely popular but when people up and down the country are struggling to make ends meet. This is not going to go down very well."
I'm sorry -- but I'm going to go ahead and give this one a major eye roll. Ok, so sprucing up their home is costing a bit more than expected. But look on the bright side! Since they are taking care of getting everything in order now, they're saving tons of cash on future renovations, for them and for Prince George and his kids and so on and so forth.
Gah. People should be thanking them instead of getting all bent out of shape. Besides, they are freakin' royalty. Don't they deserve to live in a proper palace?
Do you think the public has a right to be upset over these renovations?
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