Poor Kate runs the gaunt­let

Kate seemed to have charmed all and sundry but lately the ‘duchess of drab’ has had a real drub­bing

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SHE has yet to put a foot wrong – lit­er­ally and fig­u­ra­tively. She’s beloved in Bri­tain and cel­e­brated abroad, a regal reg­u­lar on mag­a­zine cov­ers and an as­set to the fa­mous fam­ily she’s wed into. Six years into her mar­riage to Prince Wil­liam, the Duchess of Cam­bridge hasn’t been em­broiled in the vaguest whiff of scan­dal.

To crown it all she’s al­ways im­pec­ca­bly turned out, from the top of her glossy head to the tips of her pedi­cured feet.

And yet alas, poor Kate. Heavy is the head that wears the fas­ci­na­tor, for it will be picked apart in some way, no mat­ter how deco­rous or daz­zling it may be.

Be­cause, for all the adu­la­tion she com­mands, there are peo­ple out there ready and ea­ger to pounce on the fu­ture queen of the United King­dom.

Here’s what’s been go­ing on.

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Kate at one of her first ap­pear­ances since her third preg­nancy was an­nounced. FAR RIGHT: Danc­ing with Padding­ton Bear at Lon­don’s Padding­ton Sta­tion.

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