A royal woman’s place is where?

When Diana Spencer was engaged to Prince Charles one theory on the differences on their ages was he had to marry someone really young so she’d still be a virgin.

When I read this, I wondered if there’d been any progress for women in the intervening 30 years:

Powerful husband? No problem. Money? Got that too. Clothes, good looks? Ditto. What does the woman who has it all do after her honeymoon? That’s a tough one. . .

. . .  So Middleton’s top tasks are simple come April 30: Rejuvenate the monarchy, end poverty in Britain, have kids, and make sure her marriage is a success.

 Is this an indictment on royalty, perceptions of a woman’s role in it or both?

7 Responses to A royal woman’s place is where?

  1. Andrei says:

    Well she isn’t a virgin, she’s been living with the Prince for ages.

    And as for her task to end poverty in Britain, well that’s a big ask. If she gets that done, well she be immortalized forever.

    As for having kids and making the marriage a success thats what it is all about even for us humble peasants.


  2. Linda Reid says:

    Andrei is right. most women getting married consider having children part of the deal. As for what she’ll do – she’ll do a lot of what Diana did – go around making people feel better, support charities and use her position to make a positive difference as much as she can.

    The good thing is she appears to much more mature, in a solid relationship and really prepared for the role.


  3. JC says:

    Is there anything quite so soul destroying for a man/woman/couple who have nothing to do but smile and support charities and “causes”. Then in their mid sixties become King/Queen and er, smile and support charities and causes?

    Willie will be OK whilst he’s in the military, but then he should go high country farming in the South Island till King Charlie is finally confined to the attic in Buck Palace.



  4. homepaddock says:

    I am not criticising marriage and having children. It’s just the idea that a woman who marries an heir to the throne doesn’t appear to have the choice of a career of her own should she want one.


  5. adam2314 says:

    Andrei has hit the nail fairly and squarely on the head..

    Is it not possible HP. That ” a woman who marries an heir to the throne ” has made a career choice ??.


  6. homepaddock says:

    Adam it is possible, but could it not also be possible in the 21st century for a woman who marries a royal to choose to have another career?


  7. adam2314 says:

    It is possible HP but the choices would be severely limited due to security problems..

    You would not want to visit a doctor with a couple of SAS men in the consulting room.


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