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Kate Middleton's Family Couldn't Handle The Fame Of The Royals, Either

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By Carolyn B.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are close to their end date as senior royals. At the end of the month, they will step down as working members of the royal family and will be free to begin their new, financially independent lives.

Critics of Duchess Meghan blamed her for the couple's decision. They were convinced she had forced Harry to step away from his family, but Harry indicated the media played a major factor in their decision. Now more and more and people have been speaking up about the crazy reality of royal stardom.

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Harry's Ex Couldn't Take It

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Prince Harry's longtime ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, spoke out about her time with the Duke of Sussex. According to Davy, living under the glare of the spotlight was incredibly difficult, especially being young and trying to live a normal life.

Davy has described her time grappling with the British media as "horrible" and admitted that she didn't know how to cope when the press got particularly scary. She has cited the paparazzi as one of the reasons she and Harry broke up after nearly a decade of dating.

Kate's Family

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Well, whether or not Meghan's critics believe her and Harry's reasons for leaving, even Kate Middleton's own family has admitted that living under the strain of royalty can be quite hard to endure.

Duchess Kate's brother, James Middleton, revealed last year that he felt pressured to succeed in life because his sister is so famous and well-loved. Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton, has found it hard to adjust. Several years ago she admitted the attention from the press can be both flattering and embarrassing.

Scared For George

Kate Middleton, George Louis, and Prince William
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The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken up about the stress of being a royal in the public eye before. After Harry and Meghan left for Canada, Kate detailed her own scary brush with the paparazzi while giving an interview for a podcast.

Duchess Kate admitted that she was terrified when her oldest child, son George Louis, was born. She described a mix of emotions, admitting that she was very anxious to stand in front of the world with her newborn, but ultimately decided to go along with the tradition because many were supportive of her during her pregnancy.

Stressed And Anxious

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Sources also said that the Duchess of Cambridge was feeling extra stressed after Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan left the United Kingdom for Canada. Reports said Kate was expected to pick up much of the slack and that she was then having a difficult time knowing all eyes were on here.

Kate initially suffered from bouts of anxiety and insomnia as she tried to navigate her new role in the spotlight. She reportedly grew confidant with her new role and is handling things much better.

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