Friday, 1 July 2011

America has gone Mad for the Royals

Photo by friend Sandy K
It has been over 2 months since the Royal wedding and America has not lost interest in the Royal couple.  Their current visit to North America is only adding fuel to the fire.  The Duchess of Cambridge is certainly delighting all of the fashion magazines and retailers as her clothing sells out within minutes of her appearances.  She also continues to grace the cover of numerous magazines, however, not always without a bit of added help with her appearance (as if she needs any help)

The Duchess of Cambridge is a natural beauty, she works hard to keep fit and trim, however someone felt her waist wasn't small enough and airbrushed some of her wedding photos that appeared on the cover of various magazines.  On TV in the States an industry insider was spilling the beans on a variety of shots that have been touched up, I am not sure if it was this one of not, but I think her waist is more than slim enough
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As if being in the public eye and many comparing the Duchess to her husbands late mother, Princess Diana this week Newsweek has done the ultimate comparison and photoshoped an image that appears to be The Duchess and The Princess walking down the street together and they have aged Princess Diana to look as she would today at 50. 

Royal Style: Princess Kate vs. Diana

She however has been coached well and always appears with style and grace...

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate, walk down the stairs of their aircraft upon their arrival in Ottawa, Canada
Praised for both wearing new local designers as well as a few classic staples from her own wardrobe she is becoming a style icon in her own right.  Hopefully she will learn about the airbrushing and take a stand about her published photos. 

Girls and women around the world are under such pressure to look like a certain size and shape.  It would be nice to see people as they really are, not as the publishers want them to look. 

In the mean time another great series has made it to America from across the pond... My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding!  I watched with my husband while in England and have enjoyed it a second time around (with new narration and the occasional subtitles!) in America.  I laugh even more the second time around and have enjoyed translating and answering questions for my friends back here in the States.  If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it, the season finale is this weekend with the gypsy version of a royal wedding...  Jersey Shore ain't got nothin' on the Gypsies!


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