I was reading today a story from InTouch Weekly about how Queen Elizabeth thinks Princess Catherine is lazy and vain.
She apparently had concerns from the beginning of William’s relationship when Kate declined to get a real job. She instead worked “part-time” at her parent’s online party planning business, which basically means she spent 20 hours a day playing solitaire on her parent’s recliner. Dubbed “Waity Katie” by the press for sticking around for eight years before William finally proposed, she is now apparently inside royal circles called “Duchess Dolittle”. While the Queen maintains a full schedule of events Kate reportedly has only made 35 appearances at charity events in the last year. (Princess Diana apparently would make around 170).
But perhaps the biggest frustration for the Queen is that Duchess Catherine is not exactly bright. For example, during a viewing of her wedding dress at Buckingham Palace with the Queen, Kate raised royal eyebrows when she asked if priceless antique Faberge eggs were still being made despite having a degree in art history.
Then there is also visual proof in the form of this hard pounding commentary from Kate on the devastating conditions in Eastern Africa.
Did you see the newscasters laughing afterwards?
Yesterday The Queen, Camilla and the Duchess of Cambridge made an appearance together at Fortnum & Mason, where they were given a tour of its famous food hall. Pressing matters for the royals, obviously. While taking a tour of the Piccadilly store they were shown some of the stores most posh items.
Taking a whiff of some tea (the store’s specialty), Kate said, “It is quite acidic, isn’t it?” before asking Fortnum’s staff, “So how do you go about choosing which tea to sell when there are so many out there? As for her personal tastes, she said, “‘I like a cup of tea but it is my brother who really likes his tea as well. I will definitely tell my brother to come down here. He really does love his tea. This is so interesting.” She apparently likes it, too. “I would really like to learn to make the perfect cup of tea, as when I last made a pot of tea with dried tea leaves I got it very wrong,” Kate admitted.
You mean she sits in that cottage in the countryside all day and she can’t figure out how to make some tea?
Why can’t I get this job? You wear nice clothes, have someone blow-dry your hair, and you just have to stand around and collect bouquets of flowers?
But then again I would have a pretty hard time keeping a straight face if forced to watch people perform a dance routine or listen to someone sing me a song. Imagine walking around London with your husband’s grandmother and his stepmother and having to chat about potpourri? How do you not lose your mind?