James Middleton, brother to Kate Middleton, brother-in-law to Prince William, and uncle to holy terror Prince George, has not had an easy go of it, according to James Middleton. In a new interview with an iPad app, James says that being the younger brother of a duchess "does get frustrating."
The 27-year-old co-founder of Boomf, a marshmallow emporium, explains that he has faced many trials in life. In addition to being the unwilling subject and uncle of a demon child, James dropped out of the University of Edinburgh because of his dyslexia.
Still, James has kept his head high. "I feel dyslexia is a strong point in me now," he says. "I usually joke that it's like a Superpower—you only have it if you've got it!"
True? He explains:
For one, it makes you unique, and two, your brain just works differently; you will get to the answer of a solution but just in a different—maybe unconventional way.
That could also be true. James maintains that despite his challenges, he is "extremely hands on" at Boomf. He says proudly, "I have only ever employed myself."
Most importantly, James insists:
I work incredibly hard—just like every other person in business and work. And aside from the fact of—yes, I am the brother of someone very important—I am, at the end of the day, just James.
Just James. Hard to imagine anyone's disputing that.
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