Are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the same league as celebrities? One commentator thinks so. The high ranking members of the royal family who welcomed their first child last year, have been branded as the same as David and Victoria Beckham by Christopher Lee, the award-winning writer behind Radio 4 British history programme This Sceptred Isle.
Lee told the Daily Mail, "I don't think they rate with the Beckhams, but I put them in that slot". He also argued that the royal couple don't have the 'gravitas' to be anything other than celebrity personalities, but what's his evidence for the statement? Apparently Kate and William's lowly "celebrity" title is as a result of their seemingly "normal" behaviour. Lee continued, "They love bending down and talking to kids and doing ordinary things. They are ordinary, but they are celebrities rather than old fashioned 'don't ask questions, don't touch me' royalty."
Kate and William's "normal" behaviour [Getty]
We've previously revealed how Kate is just like us, as she performs everyday tasks like travelling on the underground and listening to her iPod as part of her royal duties. While this article was purely tongue in cheek, we can't really imagine Victoria Beckham getting on the tube to work in the morning, so perhaps in some respects the Duke and Duchess are even more down to earth than the King and Queen of Beckingham Palace.
After all, Victoria and David did sit on thrones on their wedding day!
Check out the parallel lives of The Beckhams and The Cambridges in the gallery above...