Kate goes shopping.
Suddenly, the most normal thing in the world seems like the most insane. Kate Middleton is getting married in 10 days and, like any other bride-to-be, probably wants a few new bits and bobs for her royal honeymoon wardrobe (Kenya? Mustique? Cancun Club Med?). So, why would it be weird that she be seen, by herself, shopping on London’s King’s Road this afternoon?
Answer: Because she’s the most sought after and photographed woman in the world, who is about to be married to the future king of England and also happens to casually wear an engagement ring with an estimated value of £32 million!
Okay, to be fair, Kate wasn’t totally alone. She was accompanied by two bodyguards (or, protection officers, as they like to call them here) who, I’m sure, could eat Jason Bourne for breakfast, without breaking a sweat.
So, what did Kate buy? Well, the folks at the high street store Whistles weren’t talking but, on the hottest day of the year, she was wearing a £480 Issa black wrap dress and tan kitten heels. She was also, reportedly, looking a bit thin – a subject we will probably not be hearing the last of any time soon.
As for the future princess’s shopping plans for tomorrow? Well, no hints yet from her (or her hired killers) but, I intend to keep a very sharp eye out in the dairy aisle at my local Tesco.