The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are an impressive couple. After reading an article in the June issue, I was so taken with Prince William’s commentary about his ‘lack of’ work ethics. His reply to these accusations shows maturity, composure and wisdom, as he explained that he has to have a balance in all his duties – as a parent, a prince, and a helicopter pilot.
I’ve come to realise that his mother Diana was quite revolutionary in so much she did – maybe not intentionally at first, but after having had a more normal upbringing than the other royals, she wanted her boys to experience a life outside the palace walls. She was brave and had foresight in so much that she did, supporting groups and issues that were not safe, warm and fuzzy and traditional, such as AIDs, homelessness, and landmines. Catherine, the Duchess, is maybe following a similar path, and she is really endearing in that she wears clothes that identify with the countries she visits, such as on the recent visit to India.