Royal commentator Daniela Elser highlighted how journalist Matthew Syed revealed the Duchess of Cambridge chatted to his young son while he waited outside the toilets on a train en route to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this week. Meanwhile, the Duke grinned as he posed for a selfie with fans as he watched the swimming with Kate and Princess Charlotte.
Ms Elser described the two moments as “deeply illuminating”.
The columnist also said they “go a way to underscoring” biographer Tom Bower’s claim in his new book that the Duchess of Sussex’s “expectations of royal life were a world away from the often unglamorous reality”.
Writing for news.com.au, Ms Elser said: “Now, both of these instances could be filed under ‘Aw, aren’t they lovely?’ examples of two people who might be destined for coronations and crowns but who have not let their elevated status turn their heads.
“But, this all comes after the publication of Tom Bower’s Revenge: Meghan, Harry And The War Between The Windsors, a 464-page full-frontal take-down of Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Ms Elser added: “At the end of the day, what William and Kate seem to fundamentally understand is that royalty is not the same thing as celebrity; it is not about special treatment, favourable seats or four-figure accessories finding their way into your wardrobe, gratis.
“It is about tedious devotion to duty no matter how repetitive or dull it might often be.”
Mr Bower makes a series of claims in his book…