• Tue, Nov 23 2010

Life Only Gets Better and Better If You’re Kate Middleton

A lot has been written about Kate Middleton over the past few weeks. Her style, her patience…well, that’s actually it.

But now that it’s been announced that Kate and William will get married next April at Westminster Abbey, things just seem to be getting rosier and rosier for the bride-to-be.

First of all, looks like she gets to jump over the tedious part of wedding planning — visiting venues — and jump right to the fun part — tasting cakes.

Second of all, she can go ahead and pick the most delicious cake out there with no thought to cost because her family isn’t paying for the wedding — the royal family is (and, I suppose, all the citizens of England). Translation: no minimum budget.

Finally, she doesn’t have to worry about how drunken guests will get home safely, because, reports CNN: “The government will meet any wider transportation or security-related costs, Prime Minister David Cameron said.”

Looks like all she has to do is snack on finger food and pick out the most important wedding dress of the decade. So far, marrying a prince seems pretty awesome.

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  • ExPat

    Her family and the royal family will be paying for the wedding. ‘Royal family’ does not equal taxpayer; they have a number of investments and businesses that make plenty of money. The taxpayer will be paying for security and transport, which is not surprising or unexpected, given this is such a high-profile event. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11818049)
    She actually did visit Westminster earlier this week before they announced they’d be getting married there.
    And I wouldn’t call everything ‘rosy’ now that she’s committed to a life being followed by cameras and written about in magazines and newspapers, especially with such varying degrees of accuracy.

  • K.

    It’s rosy in comparison to actual life struggles such as poverty, violence, depression, loneliness etc. If I had to choose between living in poverty or lacking privacy, I would undoubtedly choose the latter. I don’t think the Royal family would use their investments to pay off such a grand expenditure, it would be more beneficial for them to pool some public resources, and keep the investment money for a rainy day :)