There’s a new article about Kate in Vanity Fair (here’s a Yahoo article with bullet points), with new details from Katie Nicholl’s new book (out September 17). All I can say is that if any of this is true, then the Midds have done some serious leaking. There is no way Katie Nicholl could have gotten this type of information from anyone other than the Midds directly. I mean, who would know where George slept the first few weeks (not in the nursery but by Kate’s bed in a Moses basket) except the Midds? For what it’s worth, some of the royal reporters on Twitter think the book is nonsense. I do doubt whether this information is true or not, but then I think of who the author is: Katie Nicholl. Katie has been the Midds gopher for a long time, so I don’t doubt that she could have gotten some serious information. Or at least the information the Midds wanted out there, like that Kate had the most perfect and natural birth ever because she’s so perfect and is the most amazing mother ever. An interesting thing is that the article reveals that the Queen was not happy with Kate’s decision to move the Cambridges to Bucklebury after the baby was born, because of the cost and complications of setting up the security at their house. But Kate just had to be with Mummy because she can’t be on her own even though she’s 31, and William made it happen against the Queen’s wishes. Oy. All hail Queen Elizabeth II and all fail the pushy Middletons. PS. One annoying thing about the Yahoo article, it begins with calling Kate the “People’s Princess”, which is total bull. That term was coined by Tony Blair for Diana, Princess of Wales after Diana died. That term has never been used for Waity Katie Middleton.
On a side note, the new film Diana starring Naomi Watts has been pretty much universally panned, especially by critics in the UK. The movie is not out yet and I haven’t even seen the trailer because I really don’t care to. I won’t be going to see the movie, not because of the bad reviews, but because there are better movies coming out this fall that I would rather spend my money on. Plus, the film is only coming out in limited release—which means only NY and LA—so I wouldn’t be able to see it since I don’t live in either city. Usually when films do a limited release, if they make enough money, they are released nationwide a week or two later. I doubt this film will make enough to warrant a nationwide release. Not because it’s bad, ironically, but because I have to wonder how much of an interest there really is in Diana anymore. It’s been sixteen years since she died. A child born the day after she died can legally drive now. This movie will not do well. As for the critics, the UK critics are being super harsh because it’s Diana and the royal family. Seriously, because some of the criticism is that the film will be hurtful to William and Harry. The feelings of the family members of the film’s subject have no relation to whether the film is good or not. There was also this story about how the filmmakers banned any of the royals from attending the premiere. Like that was ever going to happen. I bet the filmmakers put out that story to cover their own butts because they knew the royals would not be there and if they weren’t there it might look bad on the filmmakers. Also, apparently there were not a ton of people at the UK premiere of the film the other day, which looks really bad. But again, how many people are that interested in Diana anymore?