With fam­ily like this who can blame Ca­role Mid­dle­ton?

Sunday Express - - Jennifer Selway -

WHAT do you make of huffy Joanne Callen, god-daugh­ter and “first cousin once re­moved” of Ca­role Mid­dle­ton? Pho­tographed look­ing as though she’d chewed on a pan scourer she com­plains that Ca­role is now “too grand” to bother with her hum­bler rel­a­tives or at­tend fam­ily events. On top of that Joanne and her grand­par­ents have never met Prince Ge­orge. Shame. For of course they only want to meet him be­cause he’s a lovely baby, noth­ing to do with him be­ing a Prince. Per­ish the thought.

Snob­bery works both ways. The Mid­dle­tons might well be a lit­tle grand but Joanne Callen’s right­eous in­dig­na­tion is none too at­trac­tive. All families have th­ese fallings out and they always strike out­siders as pa­thetic.

If I were Ca­role I’d def­i­nitely rather hang out with the Queen than with mis­er­able Joanne.

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