Living in NYC, I’m used to seeing celebrities about town. I walk by them all the time and like a true New Yorker, I don’t even bat an eye. However, if I’d seen Kate Middleton during her epic Royal Visit to New York, I would have immediately been transformed into a 13-year-old fangirl. Luckily, I just admired her outfits from a far and learned five important life lessons from her visit to the Big Apple.
1. It’s okay to roll your eyes at ignorant people
I was personally embarrassed as a New Yorker when a woman barked “keep wrapping” at Kate while she was wrapping gifts at a children’s charity event in Harlem. Whoever said that learned the hard way that when Kate Middleton rolls her eyes, it goes viral.
2. If you want to see Beyonce, go to a Nets game
Even if you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you still heard all about the royals meeting Jay-Z and Beyonce at Barclays Center. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure the universe could handle these two amazingly perfect women in the same room. I feared a global apocalypse that would change the world as we know it. Instead, it only proved to me even more that New York is the best city in the world.
3. Wear classy coats
Kate was seen all around New York wearing the classiest coats. Not only were they perfect for the inclement weather, they also made the outfit. I love seeing coats that could be outfits in themselves and it seems like the Duchess of Cambridge is truly a coat connoisseur.
4. Don’t touch royalty
LeBron James caused quite a stir in the British press when he put his arm around Kate Middleton at the Nets game. However, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace came out saying that LeBron was not in violation of royal protocol. In fact, there is no such thing as royal protocol and the royals want people to feel as comfortable as possible while meeting them. But, just to be safe, don’t give Kate a hug when you first meet her. Just shake her hand.
5. Blowouts are best
Kate’s hair stayed perfect for the entire visit thanks to her effortless blowouts. These styles were perfect for the rainy and windy weather we had all week. Should one meet with an unfriendly gust of wind, your blowout will still look effortlessly beautiful.
The Royal Baby Watch has ended! Though we still haven’t heard the official name of Baby Boy Windsor, it’s time everyone’s favorite royal couple had a moment of rest. Having blogged about the Royal Wedding more than two years ago, I’m so happy to see that the happy couple has given birth to a healthy baby boy who has absolutely no idea what’s in store for him. Since I’m sending my heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from New York, I’ll be celebrating this momentous occasion the NYC way by shopping for a commemorative accessory to add to my wardrobe.
Kate Middleton or should I say the Duchess of Cambridge is living every girl’s dream. Her fairy tale life got even more magical on her recent trip to the Harry Potter set in Hertfordshire. The stylish princess, accompanied by Prince William and Prince Harry, showed off her royal baby bump in a Topshop Polka Dot Skater Dress and classic black Ralph Lauren Blazer. But, the wand was her ultimate accessory.
To make this moment even more amazing, Kate toured Diagon Alley and even received a wand lesson in the Gryffindor Common Room. I wonder if Will and Kate got any nursery ideas from their trip into J. K. Rowling’s fantasy world. I’m sensing/hoping for a Harry Potter theme.
Ever since that epic April morning when the world watched Will and Kate profess their love in the wedding of the century, everyone seems to have forgotten all about them. Kate’s little sister Pippa Middleton became a role model for frumpy bridesmaids everywhere when she stole the show from her big sister in a snug Alexander McQueen. Will and Kate may have earned the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but the media dubbed Pippa “Her Royal Hotness,” a title that I find to have bit more caliber. Other titles that this royal in-law has received include Tatler Magazine’s number one society singleton.
This quite stylish fairy tale continues Aug. 9th on TLC with Crazy About Pippa, an hourlong special all about Britain’s most eligible bachelorette. Aside from being incredibly stylish, dating hot British society boys, and sometimes going as P-Middy, who is Pippa Middleton really? Well, seeing that my invite to the next British high society horserace must have gotten lost somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, I guess I will have to tune in Aug. 9th promptly at 9 p.m. to find out.
Waking up at 4 a.m. was totally worth it! As suspected Kate Middleton walked down the aisle in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen followed by her sister and maid of honor, Pippa, also wearing Sarah Burton. Kate did her own makeup, which looked wonderful. I also really liked that she wore her hair down. As I watched the guests arrive at Westminster Abbey, I fell in love with the hats and the fascinators. I totally wish we did that here in the United States. I may have to call on Philip Treacy to design me a hat for the next wedding I attend. Aside from being the “Socialite Superbowl,” this wedding was truly a celebration of love and tradition. Along with millions of women (and grown men) around the world, I shed a few tears as they said their vows. The royals are often trendsetters for us socialites here in New York. As they break convention and embrace the people, we will do the same. Congratulations again to Will and Kate. May you live long happy lives together.