Duchess Kate and her hair-touching nervous tic take the cover of this week’s People Magazine, as if our little Waity gets full credit for “conquering America”. Because all it took was a weekend, some polo and a snail photo to conquer California, and as California goes, so goes the nation? Nah, it’s just some harmless fluff, some royalist propaganda for Kate’s first-ever two weeks of consecutive “work”! Huzzah! And now she needs a holiday!
Yes, they are the future king and queen of England, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also newlyweds – a fact that was on full view during the 11-day royal tour that took them from Canada to Los Angeles.
“They seem very close, very connected,” Steve Tisch, who hosted a benefit for the Duke’s TUSK wildlife charity in L.A. on July 10, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “It was beautiful.”
Also on display during the couple’s trip: their determination to chart a new, contemporary course – no curtsies, please! – for the royal family. From PDA to playful ribbing, “they were warm and nurturing,” says Cynthia Harnisch, president and CEO of Inner-City Arts, where the Duke and Duchess, both 29, visited on July 10.
Despite the couple’s warmth, they still managed to intimidate a room full of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters – including Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lopez – at a BAFTA gala for the British film industry on July 9.
Says Owain Yeoman, who stars on the CBS drama The Mentalist and was among the “Brits to Watch” honored at the event: “It was the first time I’ve seen major stars becoming like little school kids, going, ‘Um, when would it be a good time to say hello?’ ”
That is one thing I will give both William and Kate credit for: they did seem genuinely connected, and like a nice, happy married couple. They seemed to support each other and have fun together, and I think they both looked like they were enjoying themselves throughout the whole trip. It might seem like a pretty dull and obvious point to make, but William’s parents tended to look like they hated each other during royal tours, and I don’t even know what to say about the Queen’s marriage (not that I would dare speak of it!).
I keep saying it, and I keep getting yelled at for saying it, but I’ll just say it again: while Kate seems like a nice girl, she’s not a “natural” at this, nor does she have the “star quality” that everybody seems to want her to have. All of this – the People cover, the thousands of articles about how Kate “conquered” America and Canada, it all seems like a full-on propaganda campaign to CREATE another “star” in the royal family. People are hungry for it, I get it. The years in between Princess Diana’s death and William’s marriage were exceedingly dull for the royal family, and people want Kate to be The Next Big Thing. I just don’t think she’s going to live up to those expectations.
Photos courtesy of Fame.
Written by Kaiser
Posted in Kate Middleton
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