Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Royal Baby

It's been interesting to watch the coverage of the royal baby's birth . . . and to gauge my reaction, which has been a little surprising.

Backstory first.  I was a HUGE Princess Diana fan.  I bought books about her and (I am deeply ashamed to say) I cut my hair like hers, as if cutting my hair would suddenly make me tall, blond and bosomy.

I love that word.  Bosomy.  Bosomy bosomy bosomy bosomy bosomy bosomy.

Okay, now that I have THAT out of my system, I can continue.  Anyway, I followed Diana's every move in a way that's hard for me to understand now as I look at all the old pictures being shown on TV today.  Those collars!  That poofy hairdo!  Those ballet flats!  For someone who was supposed to be a fashion icon, she looks surprisingly matronly in retrospect.

But then.  It was the 80's.  And now it's the whatevers--2013.  And there's a new princess and a new baby, and I'm a little surprised that I'm not very interested.  I feel a little like TQR must have whenever I gushed about Diana.  She'd just say, "Well she's not my princess, is she?  I'm more of a Princess Grace fan."

And I'd look at Princess Grace of Monaco with those little braids on her head and I'd think, "Girl looks just like the Swiss Miss.  If the Swiss Miss was middle-aged and dowdy."

Time and generations just march on.



Cindy Stagg said...

And don't forget the shoulder pads!

Melissa McCurdy said...

I'm obsessed. Although...Diana will never be replaced.

Louise Plummer said...

I'm with your mother on this one: Princess Grace. I don't know what you're talking about with the little braids on her head. No no no.

shelley said...

You know I heart Kate. A big reason is because there wasn't a locker or trapper keeper from my sixth grade to the year I got married that did not feature a hunky shot of Prince William.
And do you know who landed him?! AN ART HISTORY MAJOR.

Lisa B. said...

While I'm not suuuuper into it, I admit to finding the two sons of Diana kinda cute and charming, and this Kate M. is lovely, and I felt a little (little!) charge of happiness because: baby! (the regular features on the young royals on Go Fug Yourself are an aid to my attitude.)