Thursday, April 28, 2011
Catherine the Great
I kind of adore Kate Middleton.
For some reason in the past few days, I've been hit with Royal Wedding Fever.
Which is weird because I haven't been interested in the British royal family for a very long time.
When I was 12, I developed a huge crush on Prince William. I had a poster of him in my room and a handmade scrapbook with photos of him which I had lovingly cut out and pasted. Then, his mother passed away and soon every single teenage girl in the world fell in love with him. It was Prince William mania! His dreamy schoolboy face was splashed all over the news and tabloids.
So, naturally, I lost interest. Plus, Titanic was released in theaters and I quickly moved on to Leonardo DiCaprio.
Years later, when I was a freshman in college, I saw the following photo of Will's new girlfriend in People Magazine. I'm not gonna lie, I thought Kate was a floozy.
But after a while it became apparent that that girl was really this girl.
Pretty, but not gorgeous. Kind of boring. Well-educated.
What I love is that Kate is from working class roots. Although she grew up with millionaire parents, her ancestors are made up of miners and carpenters. Her family is literally a rags to riches story with a fairytale ending.
She is symbol to young girls all over the world. Any girl can be a princess. All things are possible.
It broke my heart to read that it took a long time for Kate to become accepted into her new boyfriend's social circles. When they would attend his aristocratic friends' parties, she endured cruel taunts and snide jokes about her working class roots.
Hopefully, once she is a princess, she won't have to face such ignorant maliciousness ever again.
She seems like a respectable, nice girl. I can't recall ever hearing a wild story about her.
Plus, the girl knows how to wear a hat. What's not to love about her?!
She has such elegant style. This photo below shows my favorite of all Kate Middleton's outfits so far.
This wedding makes me feel happy. I think the world needs this royal wedding mania right now.
After all, the world has been filled with depressing news lately, from the Japanese disaster to the Egypt/Libya political fiascoes.
We need a fairytale wedding to brighten our spirits.
I wish the new couple the best of luck in the future. Since they have already been dating for ten years, I have high hopes the marriage will last.
I'll be watching the wedding early Friday morning. Will you?