Why Princess Charlotte Will Be Under More Scrutiny Than Harry When She Grows Up
At the moment Princess Charlotte, Prince William and Kate’s only daughter, is fourth in line to the throne, with her grandfather Prince Charles, her father and older brother Prince George ahead of her. According to a royal commentator due to her position in line for the throne and the fact that she is female, she thinks that she will be under more scrutiny than Prince Harry when she grows up.
The Princess, five, is expected to endure ‘even more scrutiny’ than her uncle Prince Harry, as both are second children whose older siblings are destined to become monarch, which leaves them in a supportive role. So there is always the chance that the Princess goes the more rebellious route, the same her uncle did, and leave the royal family and create a life of her own out of the spotlight.
Being the only daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, with two brothers, the older one Prince George, 7, and the younger one Prince Louis, 2, Charlotte has been in the spotlight since the very beginning. Her bubbly and playful attitude has often grabbed the attention of fans and the media during events or just the photographs that the family share on their official Instagram page.
But the little royal has also shown her cheeky side on multiple occasions, with the most popular being when she stuck out her tongue at viewers during The King’s Cup regatta, showing that she already has a more wild and rebellious side to her.
However super-mom Kate was quick to react after the initial shock at the gesture, quickly pulling away Charlotte from the window, with the explanation for it later being explained that the little royal spotted her grandfather Michael Middleton down below.
In the Amazon Prime Documentary, titled ‘William and Kate: The Journey, Part 4′, royal commentator Camilla Tominey explains her thinking that Charlotte will be facing far more pressure in the future. She said: “I’m sure all eyes will be on Charlotte — in fact, there’ll be even more scrutiny for her because she’s female.”
If we take a look at the past, female figures in the royal family-such as Princess Diana, Princess Margaret and the Duchess of Sussex-faced more hardships when it came to the public gaze and critiques when compared to their male counterparts.
In the documentary, which was released back in 2018, Ms. Tominey made comparisons between Prince Harry and Charlotte-long before the Duke of Sussex exited from royal life.
The documentary’s voiceover explained, “Princess Charlotte’s birth has heralded a new era of girl power into the British Royal Family. After Queen Elizabeth II’s reign is over, the prospect of three male Kings means the Royal Family will not see a female on the throne for many years to come.”
Ms. Tominey then told viewers, “How lovely to have Charlotte bringing up the rear — she’s rather unkindly called the ‘Spare to the Heir’, as Prince Harry is. But, as he has proved himself, it’s a role you can make your own.”
Meanwhile, while speaking on Channel 5’s Secrets of Royal Palaces, royal commentator Katie Nicholl looked at Harry’s decision to leave the royal family behind and create his own path in life.
She said, “In many ways, Prince Harry was setting a precedent for the next generation of royals. If this works, it may well be a blueprint for Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis and other royal children down the line of succession.”