Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, became a media sensation after marrying the future king of England, Prince William, back in 2011. Across two ponds, a similar situation occurred when Charlene Wittstock married Prince Albert of the Monaco-Grimaldi household. Both women married in 2011, but this isn’t the only striking similarity between the two. Celeb Dirty Laundry did some investigation and found startling parallels between the princesses.
1. THEY NEVER MET THEIR MOTHERS-IN-LAW
Charlene Wittstock’s mother-in-law was none other than the former Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. Kate Middleton’s mother-in-law was the ubiquitous Princess Diana. Both women died in tragic car accidents – Grace Kelly in 1982 and Princess Diana in 1997. Both women also suffered severely under the strain of royalty – Grace Kelly famously gave up her acting career for Prince Rainier and Princess Diana, well, we all know what happened there…
2. THEY ARE COMMONERS
Although I hate using the term “commoner”, it is important to note that both Charlene Wittstock and Kate Middleton were “commoners” when they got married. Charlene was a South African olympiad, while Kate Middleton studied art history at the University of St. Andrews. The two threw caution to the wind and wed into families so steeped in history that historians have a hard time figuring out where they all came from.
3. THEY MARRIED FOR LOVE
Okay, so this one is a bit vague; it could go either way in the comments section. Kate Middleton and Charlene Wittstock definitely didn’t marry for the titles, even though some folks believe they did. After long relationships – Charlene met Prince Albert in 2000 and Kate met Prince William in 2001 – the two women dove in headfirst (no swimming puns intended) and found themselves married not only to princes, but to two of the most famous (infamous?) families in the world.
4. THEY HAVE TWO CHILDREN EACH
Yes, I know Kate is pregnant with a third child, but for the sake of this parallel, let’s just say that both women have two children. Kate has Prince George and Princess Charlotte, while Charlene has Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques. The latter two are twins, while Kate’s brood were born a couple of years apart.
5. THEY WERE BOTH BORN IN JANUARY AND THEY MARRIED IN THE SAME YEAR
Kate was born on the 9th of January, 1982. Charlene was born on the 25th of January, 1978. Aside from sharing the same birth month, the two princesses also married in the same year. Charlene on the 1st of July, 2011 and Kate on the 29th of April, 2011.
Are the princesses the same? Do they approach their royal titles in a similar fashion? We know Kate is quite content with being the future Queen of England and Charlene, although we believe she’s content, enjoys being married to Prince Albert, the reigning monarch of Monaco. Do similar parallels exist between them? Can you think of any? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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