This evening while watching the news I saw a royal watcher make the following observation about Kate Middtleton: “She’s incredibly clever.” And why, you might be wondering, is Kate Middleton so incredibly clever? The commentator immediately explained: “She never fell out of nightclubs with her knickers showing.”
Yes. That is a good thing. Incredibly clever that, not stumbling drunk out of a nightclub with your underwear visible to the waiting paparazzi. That seems like a good criterion to identify stock worthy of being future royalty.
At times like this I am truly glad I was born into this otherwise archaic institution known as the British Commonwealth. All you Yankees to the south of me look on in envy and regret the unfortunate events of 1776 and following. This time tomorrow we will have a queen-in-waiting who (apparently) is really, really clever.