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Martina Devlin: 'New Diana' will find her fairytale soon shattered

Published 21/04/2011 | 05:00

Prince William and Kate Middleton: Kate has as much reason to be terrified as excited
Prince William and Kate Middleton: Kate has as much reason to be terrified as excited

Kate Middleton is on the brink of becoming the most famous woman on the planet: her life is within sight of irrevocable change as the clock ticks down to her anointing as the new Diana.

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Yes, even in our celebrity-obsessed culture, that thought is enough to make anyone's heart sink. We see before us a young woman about to pay a steep price for her Prince Charming -- a bill she accepted without understanding the terms because nobody truly could grasp them in advance.

At 29, Kate has spent her 20s understudying as Diana's double, but not until that borrowed tiara is placed on her glossy head in Westminster Abbey will the role become hers. And the life prison sentence will begin.

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