Kate Middleton may not be perfect after all.
This is a stunning declaration to make, and it may prove to be untrue.
But a couple of recent stories are making us question the unparalleled awesomeness of the Duchess of Cambridge for the first time in history.
Last week, Middleton came under fire after photos emerged of her three-year old son, George, standing and looking out the window of a moving car.
He wasn’t wearing his seatbelt and the Internet went OFF on Middleton in response.
It’s worth noting that the car was on a private road at the time, with no other vehicles in the vicinity… but still. Everyone should wear his or her seatbelt at all times.
It’s not as though one-car accidents don’t exist, right?
Elsewhere, Middleton was even criticized for her behavior at Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews on May 20.
Many of the pictures that surfaced online featured Kate with an annoyed or angry look on her face, disciplining her young kids instead of just allowing them to have fun.
“Kate didn’t have the time or the patience for his shenanigans,” one witness said of Middleton and George.
Somewhere, every mother of a toddler is shaking her head over the gall of anyone to make this critique.
But this brings us to the latest Kate Middleton scandal, one that also involves her handsome husband, Prince William.
According to The Sun, the beloved couple just lost one of their top employees after housekeeper Sadie Rice decided that Kate and William were asking too much of her.
An insider tells the British newspaper that Rice was making $35,000 pounds per year (about $45,000 dollars), yet chose to leave both this paycheck and the Royal Twosome behind due to excessive demands on her time.
The issue stems from Kate and William’s planned move to Kensington Palace.
They had been spending about two-thirds of their time at Anmer Hall, but will will relocate on a full-time basis to Kensington after William leaves his air ambulance job this fall.
“They wanted her to spend more time at Kensington Palace and her work was increasing all the time,” The Sun writes of William, Kate and Sadie, explaining in further detail:
"Sadie’s a hard worker but the job’s demands got too much, even for her…
"She wasn’t having a normal life outside work. Sadie’s serving her notice and it seems nothing will change her mind. It’s their loss."
This same source describes the situation as a major blow to the famous family, considering how much two-year old Charlotte and little George had grown to love Sadie.
Rice was reportedly responsible for cleaning, laundry, shopping and cooking during her tenure as a housekeeper and occasional nanny.
In 2015, Kate lured Sadie away from Norway’s Prince Haakon and wife Mette-Marit in Oslo, where she had spent the previous five years doing similar tasks and chores.
Prior to that stint, she served as a Buckingham Palace maid and was well liked by the Queen.
William and his lovely wife have been hiring more staff member as they prepare to move to London and step up their Royal duties.
But they may have trouble replacing someone such as Sadie.
"They will regret losing Sadie, as the right people aren’t easy to find," concludes this The Sun report.
Is the shine finally coming off this popular couple? Are we at last seeing a few chinks in their pristine armor?
Or must we realize that no one is, in actuality, perfect… yet Kate Middleton still comes as close to this ideal as anyone conceivably could?
Anything is possible, we suppose.