Thursday, July 21, 2011

William and Catherine, Come Back!

It's been 11 days since I've seen a photograph of William and Catherine in the news. Once they boarded that British Airways plane with no in-flight entertainment, they were gone.  True they have promised to return to Canada, but when? What on earth are we supposed to do until then? Surely we can't survive on mere pregnancy rumors and eating disorder concerns?

Sure I've read stories about them. The ho-hum Diana comparisons. Kate's old car is for sale on eBay. But no physical sightings. They reportedly went to the movies recently and moved into Kensington Palace. I know they're busy, but couldn't they at least step-out to pick out some paint colors?

If I'd only known that it would be the last time I would see them for a while, I would have appreciated it more. I wouldn't have gotten so frustrated with the incessant coverage about Kate's hair. Now that they're gone all I have is the Maclean's Commemorative Edition - The Royal Tour of Canada Souvenir Issue to remember the good times.

I try to remain stoic but every day is a challenge. Progressing through the stages of royal tour withdrawal, I'm currently at Stage 5 - guilt and regret. If only we'd been more welcoming on Canada Day. Maybe there was too little fiddle music at the concert? Why did they have to leave? Was it something we said? However, all hope is not lost. William did say they would return, didn't he? He promised they would. When in doubt, save a copy of the news footage as evidence.

I guess there's nothing left to do other than to face reality. It's a depressing prospect given the lack of exciting royal news. Maybe in the interim someone will abdicate, an illegitimate child will surface or Prince Charles will demand Camilla become queen.

Fingers crossed.

© Marilyn Braun 2011

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Hopewell said...

I think it will be like this till the Jubilee year is over. Poor William--he looks like his mother, but is as dull as Daddy. And, he's going to turn into the spitting image of his evil uncle Charles Spencer if he suddenly stops working out! I think the press needs to get over Diana already and let Catherine be Catherine. I do think she needs to eat more though!!! Probably just doesn't want look fat in magazines and on tv.

Marilyn Braun said...

Yes, William is a bit on the dry side, isn't he? Prince Harry seems to be a bit more footloose but then, as third in line, he can afford to be. He pays for it but it's expected of him.

Everytime I look at William I think of his maternal grandfather, especially with the balding. I see a lot of Spencer in him physically.

As Catherine proves herself on the royal stage - if she's allowed to do so - the comparisons should subside. Not sure that people even take those comparisons seriously so they may die out just from disinterest.

Catherine does look thin. I thought it was just her natural body shape but looking at photos of her when she was younger, her figure does look different. It may just be the stress of the changes in her life and I don't think the constant emphasis on her appearance helps.

She's in an unenviable position because if she gains weight people will think she is pregnant. If she stays the way she is, she has an eating disorder. Can't win. As long as she's healthy that's all that matters.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Cheer up Marilyn! Zara Phillips wedding is next week in Scotland and we're sure to get a Kate sighting there!

Marilyn Braun said...

*Visibly brightens* That's right! Oh happy day! :)

Caroline said...

Lucky for us -- Kate is back! She toured the summer display in Buckingham Palace today with her MIL the Queen to see her wedding gown & all sorts of other nifty stuff from her own wedding. Unfortunately her dress was very boring and looked ill-fitting because she is way too thin.