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Kate Middleton and Prince William "Dull," Lacking "Gravitas" of the Beckhams, Says BBC Historian

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Haters gon' hate—even on the darling Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

Well, hate is a strong word, but BBC historian Christopher Lee isn't completely enamored with Prince William and Kate Middleton. As Lee told the Daily Mail, he thinks that as Kate, 32, and Will, 31, approach middle-age, they'll be viewed as "nice people but rather dull and inoffensive."

Lee, who wrote the Radio 4 British history program This Sceptred Isle, said Prince George's parents lack the "gravitas" to be the fairy-tale prince and princess we want them to be. "They love bending down and talking to kids and doing ordinary things," he said. "They are ordinary, but they are celebrities rather than old-fashioned, 'don't ask questions, don't touch me' royalty." (That's why we like them!)

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"I don't think they rate with the Beckhams," clarified Lee, "but I put them in that slot." (Reminder: David and Victoria Beckham are friends of the royal couple and even attended their 2011 wedding!)

Lee does think highly of another royal, though: Prince Charles! "He will be a much, much better King than any of us believe," he said. "Forget about courtiers squeezing his toothpaste for him, this is a very intelligent man who questions the world around him."

We'll agree with that, but we don't think William and Kate are dull in the leastno ifs, ands or buts about it!

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