The Palace has disallowed production of official Will and Kate tea towels as part of the royal wedding paraphernalia, on the grounds that they’re too disposable and kitschy. This saddens and slightly offends me, since I collect souvenir tea towels (the tackier the better) and am, by extension, a great fan of kitsch.
But my spirits lifted upon reading this week that the US network Lifetime has recently announced plans to production on a made for TV movie about the romance and courtship of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The Network that brought you such recent classics as Vampons, The Pregnancy Pact and The Tiffany Rubin story (sorry, who?), has said in an official statement that the movie “chronicles the history of William and Kate — from the moment the two students met at Scotland’s prestigious University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their nine-year courtship complicated by social and royal family pressures, and intense global media attention surrounding their storybook nuptials.”
An unknown TV actor named Nico-Evers Swindell is signed up to play Wills and Star Trek’s Ben Cross is tackling the role of Prince Charles. No Kate as yet but lord knows the next Tori Spelling is out there somewhere just waiting for her star-turn.
Forget The Queen and The King’s Speech – now shlock TV is going to have it’s way with the Palace too.
One can only imagine the royal family is not amused.