‘I lead a separate life’: James Middleton opens up about life after sister Kate married Prince William

By Meaghan Wray

James Middleton has quickly become a royal-adjacent favourite, especially for his Instagram presence and adorable collection of dogs!

He recently opened up about what life has been like since his sister, Duchess Kate, joined the Royal Family in 2011. He said he focuses on making his life much different than his sister and brother-in-law.

“I lead a separate life to them,” he told British publication Tatler. “If there’s interest in me, great. If there’s interest in me because of them, that’s different.”

A spotlight was shined on Kate’s family after she exchanged vows to Prince William, and James said the pressure to be successful definitely grew.

“Suddenly, and very publicly, I was being judged about whether I was a success or a failure,” he mused. “That does put pressure on you. Because in my mind, I’m doing this irrespective of my family and events that have happened.”

James, 32, is quite the entrepreneur. After his cake business shut down, he started a new venture in marshmallows called Boomf. He says he’ll always be an idea guy, despite the new pressures since his sister’s royal wedding.

“Some of them will work, some of them won't, but that’s me, that’s what I do,” he shared.

The businessman has opened up about his struggle with mental health, crediting a lot of his ability to recover to his canine companions. In March, he shared a selfie with one of his dogs in the snowy mountain of Switzerland.

“I’ve been in that angst of loneliness, where you’re really alone in the universe. Luckily for me I had my dogs,” he wrote.

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