Monday, July 15, 2013

I Can't Stand the Suspense! Kate Middleton Needs to Have That Little Prince or Princess NOW.

Inside Buckingham Palace: Just imagine the Royal Tot littering this room with Legos.
I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but I'm kind of obsessed with Kate Middleton, the impending royal birth, and British royalty in general. I think I've only mentioned the Duchess once on Librarian Tells All; no one else I know seems to care about the royals, and I don't want to bore y'all, so I usually keep it to myself. But the royal baby will be here any moment, and right now the rest of the world seems just as interested as I am, so I feel okay saying it:

The British monarchy is  my guilty pleasure.
Except I don't feel guilty about it at all. 

When I was a little girl I was given a set of Princess Diana paper dolls, and an obsession was born. Now I check The British Monarchy's Facebook page when I have my morning coffee. I peek at What Kate Wore every night before bed. I wish I knew someone else who liked ogling and snarking on the Court Circulars. Because, um, I'd be delighted to discuss what we all think of Sophie of Wessex (LOVE), which of Fergie and Andrew's daughters is cooler (um, NOT BEATRICE!), and what we all think of the Royal Ascot dress code (HOLY SHIT I WANT TO GO THERE SOMEDAY).

Instead of making themselves disgustingly available to the world, they make themselves scarce--and it only makes me want to know more. Sure, they make official public appearances, but they aren't tweeting their vacation pix, new haircuts, and opinions about George Zimmerman. They hardly ever grant interviews, and--think about it--do you know what their voices sound like? No. They aren't courting fame, and I love them for it.

[Aside: Yesterday I discussed this topic with someone else, and we reluctantly agreed that our grandmothers were right: The same principle applies to dating. It sounds old-fashioned and stupid, and we hate the idea of it. But we thought about how our friends reacted to people who were practically saying "I love you" on the first date, versus people who barely answered their texts, and it's so true: Unavailable is attractive.]

What's the point? I don't have anything design or book related to talk about today, because I spent the weekend Googling "Kate Middleton baby" on an hourly basis. And in between, I had engagement photos taken, read The Princess Bride by the pool, and made lemony quinoa salad with pistachios, cranberries, and mintcurried tuna salad, and a pot of creamy tomato soup.

And, um, if you have a strong opinion regarding
Fergie, Camilla, or Harry, I'd love to know.


  1. I am obsessed with it too. When is she DUE already? And I'm predicting a girl. Don't know why. Just am.

    1. Me too. Because they changed the rule of succession.
      What do you think they'll NAME her?

  2. I KNOW! I, too, am thinking girl! Can you imagine that baby shower?!?!


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