Most days, we're apt to believe that ever since she married Prince William, Kate Middleton has basically been living the real-life version of a Disney Princess fairy tale. Even when suffering from extreme morning sickness and being stalked by paparazzi, Kate has appeared to have it all. But a story in the news sets the record straight: When it comes to being a duchess, there are definitely more drawbacks than we realize. Drawbacks like having to forgo some of life's most basic, ordinary, everyday pleasures.
For most of us, riding public transportation is more of a pain in the butt or, at least, a choice we don't really have based on financial circumstances. (Sure, we can wish we had a private sedan to scoot us endlessly around, but uh, yeah right! We're not princesses. Not even Mia Thermopolises!) But it's something Kate can't do that she actually misses. And she actually requested that she be allowed to recently!