Duchess? It has a certain ring to it…
Blog Guy, thanks for all your coverage of the royal visit by Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. I guess it served its purpose, to raise their profile, huh?
Oh grow up. You think this visit was about them? The Brits have the single most famous piece of jewelry on earth, Catherine’s 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring, and they want to make sure it keeps circulating.
I gather market research and found there were a couple of people in North America who hadn’t seen it, so it was time to correct that.
They arranged a whole royal tour just to show off a ring?
Sure. It’s in almost every shot of Catherine on the trip, playfully sparkling for the cameras. You think that was an accident?
Now that you mention it, I did notice the ring even in photos of Catherine canoeing and shoveling and things like that.
Wow! Tell us more about this!
I believe the ring travels with its own makeup and lighting staff, to ensure it always looks its very best.
Hold on. Makeup staff for a sapphire ring? Why on earth would that be necessary?
To get the color right. Without makeup, the ring is actually orange. But you didn’t hear that from me.
Top: Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, presses down clay as she makes her hand print after attending a ceramics class with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, at the Inner-City Arts campus in Los Angeles, California, July 10, 2011. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian/Pool
Left: Catherine arrives at the BAFTA Brits to Watch event in Los Angeles, California July 9, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Bottom right: Catherine smiles after competing in a dragon boat race in Dalvay-by-the-sea, July 4, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble