Lately I’ve been a little quiet on the topic of Prince William and Kate, there are only so many ways you can describe beige paint drying. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge seem far less into the whole being royal thing than the ninety-year-old monarch who endlessly shows up in my Twitter feed at various engagements. But here’s a little catch-up.
Queen Elizabeth II has said, “I have to be seen to be believed.” According to an April 20th Telegraph article, the only color “she avoids is beige, which does not allow her to stand out in a crowd”. In contrast, Kate appears to go to great lengths not to even stand out on her own beige couch. Except of course when it counts.
On Saturday June 11 at Trooping the Colour, Kate managed to make her way to the front of all the royals waiting to join the Queen and Prince Philip on the balcony.
When Kate stepped out on the balcony, she wound up causing a pile-up as she vied for a prime spot. Prince Charles had to take Camilla by the hand and gently ease her to the side.
Because what’s the point of going to Trooping the Colour if you can’t be seen on the balcony?
Kate’s efforts not to be obscured because of royal protocol paid off for her.
For the Trooping the Colour celebrating her 90th birthday, Her Majesty wore a nuclear green coat and dress by Stewart Parvin and matching Rachel Trevor Morgan hat.
It was the hue equivalent of the toon-killing Dip in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and the vat of chemicals that turned Red Hood/Jack Napier into Batman’s nemesis The Joker.
That’s kinda badass. And the Queen did go a little Her Royal Honey Badger on William on the Trooping the Colour balcony, reminding William that taxpayers do expect to see members of the Royal Family.
At the Order of the Garter on June 13th, royal-watcher Jennifer @ noted that after five years, Kate was finally taking standard royal precautions against the elements.
Given how long it’s taken, did perhaps the Queen have a stern word with the Serial Flasher?
Her Majesty is known to take a laissez-faire approach to running her family. With the revelation this week that scandal-prone Andrew took a £5,000 helicopter ride to play a round of golf with the World Bank president (added to the Court Circular the day after the press inquired about it), the Queen really needs to go full-on honey badger with certain members of her family.
One of the Queen’s black patent leather loafers should be aimed at the heir to the heir. At a June 22nd EACH charity gala, Prince William could barely hide his boredom.
The event was part of the efforts to raise £10million for a new hospice in Norfolk launched in November 2014. To date, only a quarter of the goal has been reached. In contrast, a May 27th CNN article indicated Ben Ainslie had already reached £50 million of the £80 million target for his bid to win the America’s Cup.
Both William and Kate looked like a lifetime has passed since Kate last wore the blush pink Jenny Packham gown she had on at the EACH gala back in 2011.
How hard is it being royal? It’s not like the Cambridges do a whole lot of royaling anyway. At the Battle of Somme tribute, they looked like a couple that sits on porch rockers with blankets tucked around them as they forecast the weather by the aches in their joints.
They are 34 years old, the same age as Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, William’s Eton classmate.
In this screen grab side-by-side, the picture of Anne was taken one month after she gave birth.
Kate is a fashion pendulum swinging in between sexy and elderly. At the Battle of Somme tribute, Kate sported a hair net which have only been worn by cafeteria workers and fast food employees in the last 80 years.
On Wednesday Kate glammed it up at the National History Museum, presenting the Art Fund of the Year award. She wore a stretch jersey dress with mesh insets by Barbara Casasola.
I love this dress and thought it looked gorgeous on Kate. Not sure what the two buttons are, maybe Kate had panic buttons installed on her bum.
This level of cling on me would provide the kind of visual horror that would forever haunt anyone who happened to see me in it. This dress is not cellulite-friendly but on Kate it looks great.
The off-the-shoulder dress had a front zip which added both an element of sexiness and sportiness to it.
According to Rebecca English’s Daily Mail piece, Kate accessorized with a pair of pink heels that were so high, she wobbled in them.
And these were some of the expressions Kate wore in the pics from the same article.
I would take this entire blog down in exchange for whatever pharmacological grab bag Kate’s got her hands on. I mean drugs are bad, kids, stay in school.
Kate was back to what she does best on Thursday, sitting in the Royal Box at Wimbledon and meeting celebs. The Sun has a photo from her Venus Williams Snapchat video, pics of some of the celebs with whom she rubbed shoulders as well as an amusing comparison between Kate and Sansa, listing Kate’s occupation as “Mum of Two”. It’s always refreshing when the media doesn’t try to pretend she does much in the way of duchessing.
Hope all of you are having the loveliest of summers! Thanks to all who have inquired about me.