Wednesday, April 20, 2011


A beneficent God looks down upon mere mortals

/She should be so lucky: Why most women DON’T envy Kate Middleton
By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 1:45 PM on 20th April 2011

Envy? Nine out of ten women are not jealous of Kate's new life as a Royal because she will be under constant public scrutiny. About to marry the heir to the throne, Kate Middleton seems to have everything a girl could wish for.

But nearly nine out of ten women don't envy the bride-to-be's new Royal role, a poll has found.

Almost half - 44 per cent - said Miss Middleton, 29, will not be able to live an ordinary life again, 18 per cent said they weren't jealous because of the public scrutiny she will have to endure and 10 per cent gave media attention as a reason.

Safety was not a huge concern, with only 2 per cent of women identifying the constant need for security as an off-putting aspect of Miss Middleton's new life.
And among the one-in-ten who did envy Kate's new Royal life, just 20 per cent said it was because she will have a Prince as her husband - while 27 per cent said it was because of the money.

The YouGov poll of nearly 2,000 people in Great Britain also found Miss Middleton may still have some way to go to win over the public, with only 44 per cent of people feeling she is worthy of becoming their future Queen.

Despite this, her status as a rising fashion icon is clear, with nearly twice as many women saying they would buy an outfit worn by Kate Middleton (23 per cent) than style queen Kate Moss (12 per cent).

Carla Bevan, editor-in-chief of website MyDaily, who organised the study, said: 'Despite all the excitement about what she'll wear on the big day, the reality of the situation is that most women realise Catherine has an unenviable task ahead of her, having her every move, not to mention every outfit, picked apart by the press.

'The public clearly feel it's going to be no fairytale for Kate, bringing an end to the idea that it's every girl's dream to become a princess, with modern-day women increasingly wary of the trappings of life in the celebrity spotlight.'
According to the poll, 22 per cent of women believe Miss Middleton should agree to 'love, honour and obey' in her vows, with even more men thinking she should, at 36 per cent.

Royal couple: Of those who said they do envy Kate, just 20 per cent said it was because she will have a Prince as a husband. Here she is pictured with William during a visit to Darwen, Lancashire

Of the men surveyed, more than a third revealed they would rather be groom-to-be William (34 per cent) than younger brother Harry (27 per cent). More than half (51 per cent) gave the reason that William is marrying a beautiful bride.

The survey found 24 per cent thought the wedding will improve their feelings towards the monarchy, with only 42 per cent believing the Royal Family projects a good image of modern Britain to the rest of the world. Some 46 per cent thought the UK would be worse off without the royals, with only 22 per cent believing the country would be better off.

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When asked how people felt members of the Royal Family would cope in the 'real world' from a career perspective, 22 per cent said William would be the most successful.

The story is the opposite for the Queen, as only 3 per cent thought she would be the most successful, despite carrying a wealth of worldly knowledge, and only 2 per cent voted for the Prince of Wales.


Remember??? Remember that perfectly hideous dress??? The one that looked like it had been found wadded up in a corner of some Walmart subbasement??? Remember??? Puffy sleeves to rival Jerry Seinfeld's famous shirt??? And the reporter kept going on and on about it's beauty...



LucyParker said...

A truly benevolent God, and even RA, would have said "Run, Diana, Run!" I'd forgotten how long her trek was to the altar. Every girl I knew had that pouffy-sleeved, bow-bedecked wedding dress. *shudders*

No matter what Kate's wedding dress is like, she kinda gives off the impression that her undies are the naughty kind. That's the difference between her and Diana, wedding lingerie.

LucyParker said...

Thud. There went my Nacho fantasy. I'm distraught, yeah that's the word, because Nacho has made a Ralph Lauren perfume commercial with his, get this, wife. He just emailed it to me. They're all touchy and smoochy, even the kids are in it. And they're all beautiful. What good is a fantasy if you mess it up with reality??

Good thing I have RA&AliceCooper as a backup.

LucyParker said...

I lost my bid for my RA "Guy of Gisborne" action figure. Nacho making commercials with his wife and now this. It's hard being an aging fangirl. All those sweet young things are whipping my butt. Towanda!