Royalty Living in the Streets
It all started with Princess Diana, the “commoning” of the Royals in England. And Kate Middleton is following in her late mother-in-law’s footsteps and is as down-to-earth as they come.
After all, this woman did her own make-up on her world-televised wedding day and she’s often seen wearing a dress more than once at events. And she’s already been supportive of a number of philanthropic organizations including the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and Action on Addiction.
However, now there is a debate brewing in England on whether or not the commoner-turned-future-queen’s latest idea is a good one. The Duchess of Cambridge has supposedly signed on to the “Sleep Out.” This is an even where she has agreed to live on the streets for 24 hours for a a good cause. The problem, it is seen as a security risk.
Considering that people were up in arms earlier this year when the security plans of Will and Kate’s Kensington Palace were made public, the concept of her spending even 24 hours in the open, must be creating quite a stir.
Officials aren’t confirming whether or not the 30-year-old Duchess has agreed to participate. But if she does, she’ll be doing more than following in Prince William’s shoes (as he is a major supporter). She’ll also be honoring Centerpointe, an organization which give homeless people places to live, food and trains then for jobs. This is also a group that was once a favorite of the late Princess Diana. But those might not be good enough reasons for Middleton to put herself at risk by staying out overnight on the tough streets of London.
William has been seen as carrying on his mother’s philanthropic endeavors and it looks like his wife is doing the same.