Am I the last to realize that actress Naomi Watts bears a rather striking resemblance to the late Princess Diana? No wonder she was cast as the former Princess of Wales for the upcoming film about her tragic life called “Caught in Flight.” [Photos: WENN]
“I find it a little baffling when Americans get so gaga-eyed over a princess. In particularly Lady Di, who was just this anorexic, bulimic narcissist.”
– Ann Coulter doesn’t mince words when discussing Princess Diana and Americans’ fascination with the royal family. Something tells me if she wasn’t already unwelcome in the U.K., she certainly is now. [The Insider] Keep reading »
The late Princess Diana and the very-much-alive Kate Middleton strut side-by-side on the latest cover of Newsweek. It’s shocking, yes, but it also strikes me as tasteless to play around with the image of a dead person who left behind two children. This Photoshopped cover image appears on a Newsweek double-issue in which editor-in-chief Tina Brown, who published a book about Diana in 2007, opines on what Diana would have been like had she lived to her 50th birthday. (She would have owned an iPhone, got Botox, worn J.Crew, and moved to New York City, Brown imagines.) That is a legitimate enough topic to explore, of course. But Photoshopping Middleton next to her husband’s dead mother in order to sell magazines feels unseemly to me.
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Awhile ago, Lily Allen took to Twitter in a huff to complain she was not invited to the royal wedding, but it’s probably just as well. See, Lily Allen’s father, the comedian Keith Allen, produced and directed a conspiracy theory “documentary” called “Unlawful Killing” that alleges Prince Charles and the rest of the royal family were behind Princess Diana‘s death. Okay then! In “Unlawful Killing,” Princess Diana is reportedly heard on audio, telling someone on the phone, “If you’re a strong woman in my environment, you’re a problem. I’m a Hell of a problem. … [I have] no time for hobbies. Keeping alive is one of them.” OMG THAT TOTALLY PROVES CHARLES HAD HER KILLED. Just kidding. While I love a good conspiracy theory, the idea that Princess Diana was murdered by the royal family instead of killed by, you know, the drunk driver behind the wheel of her car seems pretty distasteful. Curious, though, that this is a subject near and dear to Keith Allen’s heart. “Unlawful Killing” has been banned in the UK and is set to debut at the Cannes Film Festival later this year. It was probably a good idea to sit Prince William‘s wedding out, Lily. [ONTD, RadarOnline] Keep reading »
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding will invariably draw comparisons to the nuptials of his parents – Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles.
Click through the gallery below to see the surprising similarities — and notable differences — between the two royal weddings. Read more… Keep reading »
We thought Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s official engagement photo was a little weird. And now that we’ve seen Prince Charles and Diana’s engagement photo, it’s downright effing creepy. William and Kate are posed exactly as Charles and Diana were, from the placement of their hands on each other, to the women wearing the exact same hulking rock. William looks eerily like his dad, only with red hair. And Kate looks an awful lot like a long-haired Diana, which is exceptionally wrong because she’s, well, dead. Not to mention, why would these two want to emulate Williams’ parents’ photo as their marriage was notoriously unhappy? What do you guys think—is this creepy or is it just me? [NY Daily News]
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When many American couples are planning a wedding, tradition dictates the father of the bride foots all or most of the bill. Sure, Kate Middleton‘s parents are self-made millionaires from their mail order party supply company, Party Pieces. But that’s nothing on Prince William‘s deep-pocketed relatives, of course. Luckily, the royal family is not going to give poor Michael Middleton a heart attack. “Both the Prince of Wales [i.e., Prince Charles] and the Queen are likely to contribute towards the cost of the wedding. It will be a family contribution but no final decision has been made,” a palace spokesman told the Telegraph. “In particular, if the reception is held at Buckingham Palace, the Queen will pay for that.” For the Middleton family’s sake, here’s hoping that “are likely to contribute towards the cost” means “pay for everything.” Keep reading »
Kate Middleton‘s engagement ring just so happens to be a hand-me-down from the late Princess Diana. Although this family treasure is very dear to Prince William’s heart, the superstitious among us would agree that Kate should never have accepted it. Why? Well, because it’s widely believed that jewelry can be cursed. Take the Hope Diamond, for example, which many believe has been cursed since it was stolen in 1642. Since then, tragedy, injury, or even death has befallen all those who have come in contact with it, including Marie Antoinette. Even if you don’t believe that jewelry can be cursed, I always heard the old wives’ tale that engagement rings are supposed to carry the energy of the marriage from whence it came. Meaning it’s bad luck to inherit a ring from an unhappy marriage. So essentially Kate is wearing the ring of a troubled princess who had a very bad marriage, not to mention a tragic end. If I were Kate, I might have hoped for something with a little bit less bad ju-ju. [Hottnez]
After the jump, some more jewelry superstitions. Keep reading »