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Column: Who needs blue blood and grey hair?

I ACTUALLY found myself feeling sorry for Kate Middleton — a previously unheard of emotion — when she was recently pictured looking exhausted, with her greying roots, as the tabloids said ‘on show’.

I thought how difficult it must be to have to live your life never having an off day.

I’m lucky if I have one or two days a month where I look reasonable. Most of time I look like I’ve spent the day wrestling with a bear in a bramble thicket.

I’ve got plenty of grey hairs, and white ones too, but there’s only me to notice or care.

I know I’m not going to wake up and see a 50-times enlarged photograph of my centre parting on the cover of a national newspaper with six pages of comment as to why it looks that way.

Were cameras following my ever move, I’d never leave the house.

For those in the spotlight, every gesture is analysed. Pregnant Zara Philips was snapped the other day with her hand raised to her forehead.

Headlines jumped to conclusions — she was weary, fed-up, eager to have her baby. Yet in reality she was probably just swiping away a stray hair.

It’s the same for celebrities. It must be so hard to be scrutinised day and night, never to be able to scratch your nose without someone assuming you’ve just taken drugs, or yawn for fear of your tonsils gracing the front page of The Sun.

At least we mortals living in obscurity are able to shuffle out with the recycling at 11pm in threadbare slippers and a sloppy dressing gown, or dash to the shops wearing a baggy jumper and no make-up without fear of a dozen flashbulbs going off.

How many hours do the likes of Nicole Scherzinger, who from the look of her is more high maintenance than a herd of stallions, have to spend getting ready just to pop to the cashpoint?

While many of us aspire to life in the spotlight, perhaps we should be grateful for life outside it.

It must be terrible to have to keep calm and collected all the time. I’ve lost count of the times my near neighbours have witnessed me losing my temper, waving my arms, shouting and bawling. If I lived in the public eye I’d have been parcelled up, shipped off and sectioned by now, with my wild grey hair confirming the diagnosis.

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3:29pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Ken Shuffles says...

You could get both your tonsils out and show them off on page three of the sun if you want and it wouldn't make any difference to how I feel about you. Trust is a beautiful feeling.
You could get both your tonsils out and show them off on page three of the sun if you want and it wouldn't make any difference to how I feel about you. Trust is a beautiful feeling. Ken Shuffles
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3:31pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Ken Shuffles says...

I've always thought you had beautiful tonsils.
I've always thought you had beautiful tonsils. Ken Shuffles
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3:34pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Ken Shuffles says...

Even when, you don't have them with you they're still yours and they are still beautiful.
Even when, you don't have them with you they're still yours and they are still beautiful. Ken Shuffles
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3:35pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Ken Shuffles says...

Just wait until I get started on your 'tabloids'.
Just wait until I get started on your 'tabloids'. Ken Shuffles
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3:44pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Ken Shuffles says...

Its celebrities, their hearsay and their gossip that keeps journalists in regular work.
Its celebrities, their hearsay and their gossip that keeps journalists in regular work. Ken Shuffles
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3:51pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Ken Shuffles says...

You can feel the Trust.
You can feel the Trust. Ken Shuffles
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4:07pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Ken Shuffles says...

No new Trust has ever been made. The same Trust you can feel today is the same feeling the five thousand and one could feel yesterday. It will remain the same feeling and be the same feeling for everyone. Even when we change the feelings stay exactly same. The feeling of Trust does not change.
No new Trust has ever been made. The same Trust you can feel today is the same feeling the five thousand and one could feel yesterday. It will remain the same feeling and be the same feeling for everyone. Even when we change the feelings stay exactly same. The feeling of Trust does not change. Ken Shuffles
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4:09pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Ken Shuffles says...

Things only happen, show up, because YOU exist.
Things only happen, show up, because YOU exist. Ken Shuffles
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4:10pm Mon 25 Nov 13

Ken Shuffles says...

The light only shows up because you are here.
The light only shows up because you are here. Ken Shuffles
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