Kate’s New Job: Shilling for the Royals
The unveiling of the “official” website of the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton ushers in a new era of accessibility for the British royal family. Diane Clehane, Lookonline’s entertainment editor and author of the best-seller, Diana The Secrets of Her Style, argues that rather than enhance Kate’s glamour, the move diminishes her celebrity. Given their well-known disdain for the press, the royals’ blatant attempt to create a newly minted fashion and media star seems quite curious — and, reports Diane, ill-advised. Read Diane’s take on what happens now that the royals have gone viral with Diana’s playbook.
Back in the day, the royals — at least the Queen and Prince Charles — resented the publicity Diana got and many of the “men in grey” found it unseemly. Today, the Queen isn’t just taking a page of out the People’s Princess’ playbook; she’s going viral with it!