Morning royal reading
Just when you thought there couldn't be more to say about Kate Middleton's lunch with Prince Charles's wife, Camilla -- yup, people found more to say.
The Daily Mail's Amanda Platell asks if there is really anyone better to advise Prince William's fiancee on marrying into the royal family. "Some may have sneered at the thought of Camilla passing on any advice to her future stepdaughter-in-law. She is still a bitterly divisive figure, whose recent suggestion that she may one day be called 'Queen' is a reminder of how many people can never forgive her for being 'the third person' in Diana's marriage.
"But I'd argue that when it comes to handling a royal husband, Camilla is much better qualified to help Kate than Diana ever would have been."
Meanwhile, the (private) Birmingham Mint is poised to release a coin in honor of the royal wedding. The not-exactly-accurate depictions of William and Kate on the official engagement coins set a low bar for royal likenesses, but some are already carping that the prince's hair is a bit too generous on these coins, which have no monetary value.
And the royal couple have been transformed into punk royalty by artist Rich Simmons, who spraypainted a mural of William and Kate -- as rocker Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen -- on London's Southbank. "The beaming prince looks very pleased with the dog collar around his neck and his ripped jeans," the Daily Mail notes, "as the couple stand against the backdrop of the union flag with the sign 'Future King' and 'Police swoop the palace' emblazoned overhead." Simmons, the paper reported, had previously received a grant from The Prince's Trust, a charity William's father established in 1976.
Earlier this month, the Mirror reported that artist Zoran Zarbe (known as Zoobs) depicted Kate in the 1970s Sex Pistols poster "God Save the Queen."
| February 12, 2011; 7:00 AM ET
Categories: Ceremony, Kate Middleton, Media coverage, Prince William, Royal family, Wedding souvenirs | Tags: Autumn Brewington
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