I’ve never been into that other phrase “God Save the Queen”
This morning I was tickled pink to hear on the news that if reporters want to question the Prince and Duchess during their visit to the US, then they better be dressed!
HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Duchess of Cambridge is considered one of the most stylish women in the world — and apparently the subjects surrounding her need to stick to similar sartorial standards.
Reporters applying to cover Prince William and Kate Middleton’s impending visit to the U.S. have been gently reminded by Buckingham Palace officials that there’s a dress code policy for proper dressing when one is on the U.K.’s First Family beat.
“Journalists wishing to cover royal engagements, whether in the United Kingdom or abroad, should comply with the dress code on formal occasions out of respect for the guests of the queen, or any other member of the royal family,” the official rules state.
Both sexes are expected to wear “smart attire,” according to the Clarence House website. For men, a proper ensemble means a jacket and tie and for women a “trouser or skirt suit” is necessary. Additionally, those that dare to wear denim or sneakers — also known as “trainers” across the pond — will not be admitted and casually dressed members of the media will be turned away.
I can see why there would be a statement put out to remind reporters. If I were going to try to interview the Duchess I would currently be meeting with my team of hair, makeup artists. I’d have my personal shopper and tailor working on my Chanelesque type suit. I’d make sure my pearls were ready! And I’d have my cotillion teacher on speed dial.
Kate Middleton is the new fashion icon. Now I find that she plays it pretty safe. I do however think that in a few years we’ll start to see her become a tad bit more daring. Think Princess Di on the night that her ex was airing his dirty laundry and Princess Di was out and about showing that she didn’t need him!
I can’t wait for this visit!