Some spectators wondered whether Kate Middleton had gone to extremes to reach her royal wedding weight, but since the big event, she hasn’t exactly put on the pounds. She still looks slim and fit, which is impressive, given that she and Prince William haven’t exactly had a lax itinerary since their honeymoon. The newlyweds arrived in Canada to kick off their North American tour today, and while she’s putting in plenty of time with the Press and heads of state, we’re guessing that she’ll also be sneaking in some time at her hotels’ gyms, likely on a rowing machine. More
Topic: Prince William and Kate Middleton
There’s been some debate about whether the Royal Wedding is important here at Blisstree. Some of you have been happy to tune into some delightfully non-depressing news for once, and some of you don’t want to waste another second talking about the British Royals. To each their own. But even if you’re a total Scrooge when it comes to the vows of Will and Kate, we dare you to rain on this Verger at Westminster Abbey: More
The royal wedding caused thousands of Americans to wake up way too early and, therefore, drink way too much coffee this morning. Aside from that, the marriage of two boring, average-looking people really doesn’t have much bearing on our health — mental or physical. (Unless you’re scarfing some kind of royal wedding memorabilia chocolates, in which case: Please find a more worthy indulgence!) We’ll leave fodder about Kate’s dress and diet to other blogs, but something that did interest me was the Lord Bishop of London’s address. (How I was conscious enough to absorb anything beyond McQueen is a mystery, even to me.) The ceremony was traditional (obviously), and religious (again: obviously), but the speech seemed to me a rather modern take on what it means to be wed. The Dr. Richard Chartres didn’t just recipe prayers or stale passages meant to honor the royals; he acknowledged that, for most of us, marriage has started to replace God More
Have you heard? Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged, and we’d like to send Kate our regards (despite our skepticism over William’s “total shock” marriage proposal). On occasions like this, our favorite place to turn is someecards. Their cards reflect our best sentiments toward the Prince’s new fiancée — not to mention the money we’ll save on international postage thanks to their e-mail delivery. More
Bollocks, Kate Middleton. It was a “total shock” when Prince William proposed to you three weeks ago while you were “on holiday” at a quiet safari lodge in Africa? But you’ve been together (on and off) for almost nine years! Are you telling me that in all that time the subject of marriage never came up? (We know it must have, because in your recent ITV News interview with Tom Bradby, Prince William mentioned that lately you and he had been discussing your future and the possibility of marriage.) So why did Prince William alone get to decide when to take one of the biggest steps of your lives? Because he’s royalty and you’re a commoner – albeit a rich one?
Last time I checked, the Queen’s name was Elizabeth, not Victoria. So what’s with the outdated 19th-century traditions? You and Prince William are in your 20s. You already live together. (Sinners!) You say you’re down-to-earth and have good senses of humor, respectively. And yet Prince William orchestrates your marriage proposal as though it’s a scene out of a Jane Austen novel? At least Jane Austen was a mistress of satire. And she never married. So there. More