[quote=""LoveHistory""]Isn't it just a tad early to call her a bad role model? [/quote]
People have been saying she's a bad role model for years - even though she has had no official role up till now, she has had celebrity status and thus a high profile. Ever since she left university her career has come second best to spending time with her boyfriend - and while she's entitled to live her life however she likes, it's not a sensible option for any girl born without a trust fund.
So, I think she's a bad role model based on the last six years. Post marriage may well be a different story. 'Royal girlfriend' isn't a job description but 'princess' definitely is.
LoveHistory wrote:And quite frankly if they want to start their family right away, the royal family should make a point of not requiring too much of her for a while. The last thing any woman needs when she's trying to concieve, or during pregnancy is stress. Maybe there's a history of difficulty concieving or difficult pregnancies in her family. We don't know the whole story here.
Yes, and I thought of something else - royal engagements have to be planned months if not years in advance - and it seems William's household didn't get much warning of the engagement. So they would be pushed to draw up an intensive programme for her to begin in six months' time, at the same time as planning the wedding. And then they might have to unpick it all if she falls pregnant and wants to slow down.
Vanessa wrote:You can't always believe what the papers say, anyway.
Yes, it may well be rubbish.
Vanessa wrote:I hope they decide to wait a while before having children. They should have some time together first ideally.
I think she will feel under pressure to produce an heir as soon as possible. That's one aspect of the job which hasn't changed since the Middle Ages.