Madonna thinks Duchess Kate is “a lovely girl with a great sense of style”


I have to admit that Madonna’s promotional tour for W.E. is not what I expected. I was expecting bold fashion choices that would overshadow her fashionista star, Andrea Riseborough, and dominate the style headlines. Madonna has dominated, for sure, but she wasn’t trying to. Andrea’s style is just so hit-or-miss, and her looks vary to such extremes, I don’t think many people are paying attention to her. I also expected Madge to publicize the hell out of W.E., giving interview after deliciously narcissistic interview. Instead, Angelina Jolie and her directoral project have dominated the attention, while Madge only gives limited press. It could be that Madonna is saving all of her juicy interviews for February, when W.E. gets a wider release, but I’m still surprised by Madge’s lack of attention-hogging.

That being said, she’s still talking to some outlets. She gave an interesting interview to People Magazine where she discussed the royal family, how much she liked Duchess Kate, and how glad she is that Prince William is allowed to be more “modern”:

The Duchess can breathe easy: the Material Girl is a fan of Kate Middleton‘s wardrobe.

“She is a lovely girl with a great sense of style,” Madonna told PEOPLE at Sunday’s Cinema Society and Piaget screening of her directorial debut, W.E., in New York. “Her wedding dress by Alexander McQueen was very beautiful.”

Madonna added, “I like her choices. She’s elegant and still knows how to have some fun. I’m a fan of her style.”

Another Royal’s style Madonna appreciates is that of Wallis Simpson — the American divorcée for whom King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England to marry — the center of W.E., out in limited release on Dec. 9.

“She developed a style and stuck with it whether people were interested or not. I admire her individuality,” said the pop star and avid Royal watcher, who “had an obsession with the royal family starting with Queen Victoria” while living in England in mid 2000s.

As for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Madonna is happy that they get to live a less restricted life.

“The freedom that [Kate] has and the freedom the Royal family has now is nice and is refreshing,” she shared. “It’s too bad that Edward VIII didn’t have that same kind of freedom back in 1937 to make his own decisions and to be the prince of the people, which Prince William is allowed to be. I like how modern they are now.”

[From People]

As a history buff, it strikes me again that Madonna really didn’t do that much research into the politics of the 1930s. I think that Madonna only focused on this idea that Edward/David was deeply in love with Wallis, and people were mean to him and he would have been a good king and Wallis would have been a good queen, if only the British people would have let her. Madonna identifies with Wallis for just that reason – the idea that “people didn’t accept” Wallis, just as they don’t “accept” Madonna. It’s the self-fulfilling martyrdom of the narcissist who deeply believes she is misunderstood. While I’ll admit that Wallis and Edward/David were likely deeply in love, there was so, so much more going on, including Edward’s Nazi sympathies and Wallis’s relationships with other men, one of which might have been a Nazi too.

Also, I don’t understand Madonna’s prattling on about being “modern” – if Prince William had wanted to marry the equivalent of a modern-day Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American with other lovers and fascistic politics, there would be outrage too, and the Queen wouldn’t approve of the marriage today either.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Eve says:

    She looks like she just let a fart escape in that second picture — and is sure that no one noticed it.

  2. Nev says:

    I think she could mean that in comparison to Charles and Diana…they are more modern now than they were “allowed “to be that’s for sure.

  3. Jaded says:

    Madge clearly knows dick-all about what carnage Edward VIII would have unleashed had he remained King, with or without Wallis at his side. Abdicating in favour of his brother was the best and only thing he could have done. He proved again and again that he was intellectually unsuited to be King. He was a childish, tempermental, Nazi-sympathizing twit and could not have gotten England through WWII without some form of capitulation to the Germans.

    • mln76 says:

      Abso-fucking-lutely if he were King he would have done his best to hand the UK to Hitler. Shame on Madonna for glamorizing them.

      • Seagulls says:

        I think a lot of people have a shallow understanding of the whole Edward and Walllis affair, and it seems like Wallis is constantly being held up as a paragon of glamour.

    • daisydoodle says:

      I agree people didn’t understand the dynamics between Wallis and Edward/David. He was child-like and, rumor has it, that Wallis learned a few things while stationed in China with her first husband that kept Edward happy….he was also very pro Nazi, the reason why he and Wallis were stationed in the Bahamas during WWII

    • JulieM says:

      Yes, yes, yes! The best thing Edward ever did for the UK was abdicate. He was a wimpy little weasel who was like a little boy with Wallis. I read recently somewhere (I think Vogue or Harpers) that she was still in love with her second husband and was just looking for a fling which the obsessive David turned into a desperate situation. She found herself stuck with him when she wanted to go back to her husband. When you play with fire……

  4. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Did she say it in her faux English accent?

    She’s become a sad joke.

    • gab says:

      Hi Mrs. Krabapple, I’m sure she used her British accent, because she is using her fart-leak face to go with it.

  5. Amy says:

    eh aren’t Charles and Camilla married now?

    Divorce is not a big a deal as it used to be for royals. The wife Spanish Prince Felipe was previously married before she got married to him. Spain is a Catholic country so I think there was some outrage but nobody cares anymore.

    • k says:

      Divorce hasn’t been a big deal in England since before Henry VIII!

    • Emily says:

      Yeah, but she’s not allowed to be Queen when he gets the throne, just like she’s only the Duchess of Cornwall now, instead of Princess of Wales like Diana was. Which is so stupid because Henry II married a divorcee in the freakin’ 12th century, and she was always called Queen.

      • Anna says:

        Camilla is legally the Princess of Wales. She just goes by her second title, the Duchess of Cornwall, to avoid confusion with Diana/because people hate her and would hate to see her with Diana’s old title.

      • Emily says:

        Sorry, I don’t know where I got my facts from. I thought she was going by Duchess of Cornwall for more formal reasons.

  6. Lisa says:

    I hope that someday…someone makes the COMPELLING AND HISTORICAL factual movie based on Wallis and Edward…because it would be…UTTERLY FACSINATING!!!

    (Are you reading this David Fincher?!?)

    • Jaded says:

      Best film adaptation I saw was a 1981 Masterpiece Theatre 7 part series called Edward and Mrs. Simpson, you can get it on DVD. It was eerily accurate.

      • kim says:

        It’s currently on netflix instant play

      • Lushus L. says:

        Thanks for that info! Now I know what I want for Christmas! I have (somewhere) Masterpiece Theater’s The Six Wives of Henry VIII on VHS. It was made in the ’70′s and I love it!

      • Sassy says:

        Yes, it was excellent. I have read many books about the Duke and Dutchess. Very strange relationship!

    • kim says:

      Do you know the worst part about it? Is that she’s going to make other female directors look like a joke. When another woman goes to a studio to try to get a movie made, the head of the studio is going to go well we let that maddona girl make that thing and look what happened with that. She alone shouldn’t represent her whole gender, but because there are so few, she does.

      • Jaded says:

        She shouldn’t go anywhere near anything with “film” attached to it. Acting, directing, being key grip, whatever. Just stay away from film Madonna. Please.

      • Girl says:

        It’s very sad. As modern as Hollywood should be, it is still a very difficult place for women. Especially the genuinely creative ones that aren’t genetically blessed.

  7. boo says:

    Is that her hair? It’s so glossy and pretty, I wonder if it’s a piece or something. Ok, carry on, pip, pip and all that.

  8. Jayna says:

    I agree about being more modern. Look at the travesty of forcing Prince Charles to marry a certain way and how Diana was treated within the Royal family was sad. The way this young couple have been allowed to live and have more freedom will give them a shot at a happy marriage.

  9. diane says:

    I’m sure Kate is thrilled to get Madonna’s approval. Now she can sleep nights.

  10. JaneWonderfalls says:

    :-) Why do you keep using the weird pick of Madonna, I chuckle every time I see it…lol

  11. anne_000 says:

    Photo #2 of Madonna looks like an older Bette Davis. Madonna is not aging well.

  12. whatevs says:

    dying your roots brown will not make anybody think you’re young madonna. just give it up

    • Cherry Rose says:

      Actually, she hasn’t been dyeing her roots. That’s her real hair color coming in. She’d probably look a lot better if she went back to brunette.

      But bleached blonde is the standard for women in hollywood it seems.

  13. Criss says:

    Well, it’s nice to hear her say something good about someone else that has nothing to do with her. I wonder if she said it with a British accent.

  14. Christine says:

    No, the real questions re- Kate, are: does she still run her hands through her hair like an idiotic and highly immature teenager in front of world leaders and does she still giggle like a six year old at solemn occasions?

  15. naturegirl says:

    MADONNA LOOKS LIKE MISS PIGGY.

  16. Sue says:

    two words to describe her:

    BRENDA VACCARO!

  17. Anne says:

    The best thing Edward VIII did was abdicate. It is well known that George V hoped Edward VIII would never have children so that the throne would go to George VI and Elizabeth.

  18. Trillion says:

    I don’t see what’s interesting about Kate’s style. To me, it’s very boring and old-lady like, from what I’ve seen.

  19. evon says:

    i think everyone is a “girl” compared to madonna.

  20. Jayna says:

    All I care about is a Madonna ballad “Masterpiece” has leaked on SoundCloud that will be used on the closing credits of W.E. It’s so lovely.

  21. Eleonor says:

    The point is: the subject was interesting, it’s History according Madonna which is totally wrong.

  22. Green_Eyes says:

    The woman w/ no class thinks the Kate is Lovely??? Whho cares what she thinks..she has NO class.. Accept I would be concerned if I was on the receiving end of her ahem compliment.

  23. cprincess says:

    Thank God he did abdicate-he was spineless,a nazi,a playboy….Mrs Simpson did the country a favor…..
    The reason they sent them to the Bahamas was so they could keep an eye on them and also far away so they couldnt cause any trouble….
    Duchess Katie here is lovely,has great style and is doing amazingly well and they are a modern royal couple….
    As regards the comments about Diana and they way she was treated -save it OK?
    Diana was complex,damaged and had an amazing way with people and died in horrible tragic circumstances but she grew up around the Windsors-she knew the deal….