This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Does the Royal Wedding Capture Your Imagination?

April, 28, 2011

 

William-and-Kate

Are you experiencing Royal Wedding fever? Since my book covers British culture, radio hosts have invited me to discuss this historic occasion. As it approaches and events unfold, I’d love to hear your insights.

To me, this wedding is a living fairytale and Kate Middleton is a Cinderella. She didn’t have a mean stepmother, but she had to endure many hard times before her “Happily Ever After.” If you look at her today, you see an attractive, poised young lady with a sterling education, an interesting career, a stylish wardrobe, and perhaps the world’s most enviable fiancé. On Friday, she will become Princess Catherine, wife of the handsome Prince William, the likely future King of England. What you don’t see is a girl who descended from coalminers, who had to switch schools when she was young because girls were so mean to her, who boys at her new school ranked as only a #2 on a scale of one to ten in looks and personality, and who was the first in her family to attend college. Kate is living proof that no one should be underestimated. Many of my friends who now have the most successful jobs and relationships were those who struggled most on the way up.

What I also admire about this royal love story is the report that William wasn’t initially drawn to Kate’s beauty. They first became supportive friends and confidants. This is a firm foundation for any successful relationship.

What do you think of this couple and the commitment they are about to make? How do you think it will affect their country? When I discuss this on the air, I would like to know your opinion.

  1. Oisín says:

    So informative! Thank you Katherine.

  2. Monica says:

    Spring fever is in the air! Weddings galore…. This gives all the “commoner” ladies hope to find their Prince Charming! Congrats Willi-Kate-ton!

  3. Alberto says:

    Girls r so into this wedding. So guys, if want to find girls u know where they’ll be.

  4. Camille Flora says:

    Thanks for filling us in Katherine! I knew William wouldn’t give his mother’s ring to a girl unless he was certain she was right.

  5. Raleigh says:

    im glad to see the royal blood tie in with the commoners, and the strength Kate has proven will support and encourage the working attitude of the kingdom.

  6. Regina says:

    I absolutely adore Kate and Wills. Their relationship appears to be genuine (I don’t fell that has been the case in the past) – there is something in the way they look at each other. I think Kate will make a fine princess -one that Diana would be proud of!

  7. Iov says:

    That is pretty cool stuff. I didn’t know all that. The news hasn’t been covering that from what I’ve heard. That’s what people really want to hear about. The fact that William isn’t so arrogant that he can’t get along with and even love a “commoner” shows character and proves that the royal family has depth not just money.

  8. Iov says:

    Kate… Well, we’d be lying to say that she didn’t “luck out” no matter how hard she’s worked in life. Not everyone marries a prince! Her background ought to add to the depth I just mentioned. Being poor growing up I discovered that I ca…n understand many people the way that some of my wealthier friends cannot. Kate shoud be in a position to help those who have full hearts but difficult circumstances.

    Love you Katherine! Have fun on the radio.

  9. Mary McGregor says:

    this post is great KCC! It’s like your book. you tell us the things we all want to hear but nobody else says.

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