I was running on the treadmill this morning when I caught a news story about Kate and Will’s final public appearance prior to the wedding (and yes, I will refer to them with her name first, because frankly, who is he in comparison?).
The lucky location for their final wave was the Darwen Aldridge Community Academy in Lancashire, where Wills was presenting the Skillforce Prince’s Award to…does it matter? Kate was there. And she looked brilliant, as ever.
I am finding that she is in possession of the most occasion-appropriate wardrobe I’ve ever seen. I never see her in a dress when a suit is more suitable (har har) as was the case today. And despite being more attractive than most brides, she always dons stellar outfits that somehow manage not to scene-steal (seen here in a 2008 and 2009 wedding).
I must also give her my nod of approval for modesty. She is a rare woman who can resist the urge to show too much thigh or cleavage, especially when she has such a camera-friendly physique. This is quite the turnaround from her commoner college days of walking the runway in lingerie for charity (which is what famously prompted Wills’ interest in the first place, so I doubt she regrets it…but still).
The only tragedy about there being 18 days to the wedding is that it is unlikely we will see her again until she re-emerges as certified royalty. Although, as the news report this morning mentioned, we can always entertain ourselves in the meantime by calling our bookie and placing bets on such things as: what color hat will the queen wear to the wedding? which designer will Kate choose for her dress? what are the odds she jilts William (clearly the person placing this bet doesn’t understand the lottery Kate is winning by showing up)?
For other pre-wedding festivities (since I wasn’t invited to the bridal shower), a dear friend reminded me yesterday that on April 18 we can tune in for the Lifetime movie, “William & Kate: Let Love Rule.” However, I struggle to get onboard with the lady below portraying Kate the Great:
I can’t begin to list all the ways this woman can’t compare to our bride-to-be, but for now let’s let the chunky heels speak for themselves, shall we?
6 responses to “A Final, Fashionable Farewell (to Life as a Commoner)”
What? I can’t wear chunky heels anymore?
Maybe you can. But she, while portraying Kate, definitely cannot.
I actually bought the Wedding Of The Century! Collectible edition (?!) and have absorbed every single word. Wanna wake up early and watch it with me Mrs “Theres-no-way-they’ll-ever-get-married-on-a-Friday”?
No way! I’m DVRing it. It is on at 3AM!
abby, please tell me you didn’t watch this crap
Lifetime movie, ”William & Kate: Let Love Rule.”
all you had to do was hear the actress talk and you’d just want to choke
Actually last night Mike and I were flipping through and it was on and I waved my hand in front of the TV and said, “Please, turn it, I don’t think I can stomach it.”