With all the pomp and pageantry surrounding the wedding of Will and Kate, it’s easy to forget there’s “life ever after.” In the case of Will’s mom and dad, it wasn’t “happily ever after” either. That was one fairytale gone wrong, terribly wrong.
Can you imagine what it must be like to have the Queen of England as a grandmother-in-law? Would she ever be happy with any birthday or Christmas present you chose? It’s a good thing Her Royal Highness is mad about Welsh Corgis – at least Kate can gift to perpetuate that obsession with chew toys and commemorative food bowls.
Since Camilla is just Kate’s evil step-mother, and comes with a ton of baggage at that, she won’t be much of a problem. But grandma – that’s enough to curdle the porridge.
Family dinners would certainly present a few dilemmas. Since Kate is not to the manor born, her flight attendant mom and toy distributor dad probably didn’t have 18 pieces of sterling set each evening to confuse the courses. We can hope Kate drops her monogrammed linen napkin adroitly enough to peek at which fork to use when the House of Windsor gathers ‘round the table.
The poor bride must learn who is supposed to leave a room first, lest she get the evil eye from the offended, or worse, is admonished by the butler-in-charge. What about the curtsy? Is it protocol to keep it going after the knot is tied? Is kissing allowed in front of the family, or is PDA strictly outlawed?
The good news is Will appears to love his beautiful bride passionately; the bad news, not everyone in the palace will have Kate’s best interests at heart. Best the young Kate make friends with the “little people” who serve the royal family . . . they’ll know best how to handle the ever-demanding grand-mum-in-law!