KATE MIDDLETON: THE ANTI DI?
Kate Middletown seems as sensible and smart as her name: pretty and confident rather than lovely and vulnerable like Princess Diana. Kate lacks the fierce-eyed shyness and enticing contradictions that made young Lady Di an unforgettable beauty and star.
But Kate and William often seem to laugh together and to, as the Brits say, ‘get on.’ Kate works in the family party-planning biz; she now has the party of a lifetime to plan. She always moves at a brisk stride and appears game for the challenge. The stolid ‘Middleton’ name itself emphasizes Kate’s upper middleclass but hardly aristocratic family. Durable dimpled Kate looks as if she might have, in a different life, followed in her Mum’s footsteps and become an airline stewardess.
Kate’s mother, in fact, was rumored to have offended the Queen by chewing gum and using words like ‘toilet’ in her Highness’s presence. Needless to say, this common touch may be just what the embattled Royal Family needs.
While the snide British press dubbed her ‘Waity Katie,’ Kate kept her cool. Employing a strategy not unlike the No-Drama Obama game that won our ‘cool jazz’ President the White House, Kate Middleton held the quiet middle-ground through a nearly decade long romance and won her man.
Let’s hope he and his batty family prove good enough for her.
PS: Thanks to MARY for this George & Kanye cartoon…(photos: sponkit.com; dianajewels.com)