Kate Middleton is one of today's most popular British Royals. Since her arrival to the royal fold, many people have shown their admiration toward the Duchess of Cambridge.

Alongside the fans and supporters, several royal experts have also repeatedly praised her for her dedication to the British Monarchy. However, criticisms have become rampant, as well. Just these past few months alone, she has already faced a few allegations and unpleasant headlines from the press.

Following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's exit, reports stated that the pressure has become very evident among the working royals, particularly Kate Middleton and Prince William. While the truth remains unclear about the matter, this is not the first time that the Duchess has faced criticisms from the press and public, according to Cheat Sheet. As reported, she was "brutally mocked" by the press in the past after her engagement to the royal-born Prince.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot a few months after they got engaged in 2010 during their trip to Kenya. It was not, reportedly, entirely surprising anymore as it was already expected from the couple.

As stated, they were dating for almost ten years already. In the end, what made it more surprising was that it took them too long to get engaged and tie the knot, as per claims.

While the announcement of the engagement was pleasing before the public, the press, reportedly, mocked Kate Middleton for it. Reports said that they branded the Duchess as "Waity-Katie" for waiting too long.

Several speculations also emerged as to why the proposal took too long before it happened. One of the most popular "theories" about it is that Queen Elizabeth II, reportedly, played her hand in the whole dynamic as she did not deem her fitting for Prince William.

As claimed, the Queen, allegedly, asked the young Kate Middleton to establish a career first before entering the British Royal Family. This is, reportedly, the reason why the Duchess worked a few jobs prior to her engagement to the future King of the United Kingdom.

In other claims, though, it is said that the proposal was delayed because Prince William had plans to marry in his late 20s or early 30s. As Marie Claire reiterated, the royal-born Prince previously noted that he was still young to tie the knot when asked about his future with Kate Middleton.

With all the speculations concerning the couple's engagement, it remains unclear, though, what took them so long to get married. Nevertheless, they have been happily married for almost a decade now, alongside their three kids.