Duchess? It has a certain ring to it…

July 11, 2011


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.

Actually, for outdoor events like those they use a lookalike stunt double ring, just in case.

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.

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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

Right: Catherine wears a cowboy hat as she attends a Canadian government reception with her husband in Calgary, Alberta July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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

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You are just feeding Fwd’s habit you know, BG..
you will have to deal with one very disagreable patient once Royalty goes back to actual work..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

In Canada, do they call it a 37 liter hat instead of a 10 gallon hat?

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

@Shra: You know me so well. 😀

Lovely ring.
She’s looking great as usual, but last picture just made my day…thanks RB. :)

*bows to pay respect*

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Since Duchess Kate and The Bald Headed Prince has visited our happening Skid Row, does that mean that we can go and visit Eastend, and get into a game of cards with Phil Mitchell?

Sign me up!

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive

Spin, that’s lovely!

Kate the Great has to keep the ring nearby – its great beauty notwithstanding, it contains a microphone that MI5 is listening in on for security.

I’d like to see Kate in one of those giant Texas foam cowboy hats, or maybe the two of them could wear “I’m With Stupid” t-shirts.

Posted by flamenquito | Report as abusive

Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, …

Thanks for the pictures, BG. Hopefully, I’ll be able to see them again tomorrow.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

@Jibberish – it could be ‘Un chapeau de 37 litres’, or possibly a ‘Bucket de Poutine’.

Incidentally, every time I hear the word ‘duchess’, I can’t help but wonder if she is passed on the left-hand-side.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

I second that nomination, Spin! Good one, Nosmo 😛

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive