Let's face it, maybe Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge isn't cut out to be royal.
Sure one could say she's still on the learning curve but so far it doesn't look good for Catherine. It seems the royals have reason to be concerned. In fact, this could be bigger than the abdication crisis.
Catherine is too independent. She still has silly ideas about 'doing things herself'. Days after her wedding, when we saw her at the supermarket, pushing her own trolley, it wasn't just an act. She genuinely seems to be resisting conforming to the royal way of doing things.
From the time of her engagement to the wedding day she was supposed to get all of that out of her system. Doesn't she know that once she has the wedding ring on her finger she was supposed to give all of that up?
(*Gasp*) I'll bet she still squeezes her own toothpaste!
That's semi-acceptable in private, but when she's in public it's an issue. For instance, on her upcoming trip to Canada and the United States, Catherine will not be bringing a dresser with her. Unsurprisingly, this is eliciting shocked responses from the media. Doesn't she know that dressing herself just isn't done?
Queen Victoria must be rolling over in her grave.
If Catherine wants to survive in the royal system, she has to learn a new way of not doing things for herself. A special type of learned helplessness exclusive to royalty. No longer should her hands touch a door-handle. Running her own bath? Forget it. Using her own utensils is borderline. Allowable only after she's been shown the royal way of not using them. Have you ever seen a photo of the Queen holding a fork? I rest my case.
There are encouraging signs. Thankfully she's come to her senses and is bringing a hairdresser along. She's already unlearnt how to use a brush. Given time, she'll unlearn how to do her own makeup.
Maybe just maybe, there's hope for her yet.
© Marilyn Braun 2011
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