Trading carrots for chocolate pudding since 2012.
Usually when I hear anything about Kate Middleton and Prince Dreamboat (if you know me, you can hear the sarcasm dripping from my tone — otherwise, just take my word on it, because it’s there) something shorts in my brain.
I literally could not care less.
Yes, she’s hot. Yes, he’s classy. Yes, they seem to be living a fairytale.
I DON’T CARE.
Make a bloody Disney cartoon if you must.
Anyway, thanks to “Princess’s Royal Duty” popping up on Yahooooooooooooooooo! and my slightly inquisitive — fine, scando — mind (my brain took that in an entirely different direction), I clicked on it.
Turns out, it was nothing close to what I was thinking … but marginally interesting, nonetheless, and is resulting in my self-imposed injunction on everyone’s favorite couple is taking a hiatus.
Just for the day.
Kate Must Curtsey to ‘Blood Princesses’
Now, personally, I couldn’t give a rat’s rump who she has to curtsey to … possibly because I have a life. However, what piqued my interest was the fact that this all came about because the dear ol’ Queen decided it was a good idea to re-circulate the palace protocol guide.
What? You mean you didn’t know there was such a thing?
C’mon, they’re British. How else do you expect them to function properly?
Besides, overkill is what they do best. Have you seen the hats?
Anyway, back to Order of Precedence. It’s the official royal listing — in descending order, of course — of the rankings of each family member. (And you thought your family had issues.)
According to Yahooooooooooooooooooooooo!, it also clarifies exactly how Kate ranks: “former commoner.”
As such, “she must show reverence by curtseying to royal-borns in public and private when her husband, Prince William, is not present.”
Nothing like a not-so-subtle remember yo’ place, wench!
How’s that progressive thinking working out for ya, Britain?