|Kate Middleton and "the dress" by designer, Daniella Issa Helayel|
"...Good, sweet, bonny Kate!..."
- Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew
Okay. Love her! And, love her style. Her engagement dress has already be copied by every fashion line in the high street, even supermarket chain Tesco has issued its own version of the "Kate Dress".
There's something in the name "Kate", isn't there, that exudes style and sophistication: Kate Hepburn, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet...interesting. And, of course, one cannot forget that "Kate" is the name Shakespeare used for his sassiness female character in Taming of the Shrew.
The thing I like most about this Kate, and of course, I don't know her personally, but what seems to be her air of graciousness. The Sunday Times revealed this weekend that Kate Middleton sent out a number of wedding invitations to various people in her village to, as one does, express her sense of their importance in her life. These included her local postie (postman), the butcher, and the couple who run the local shop.
Cynics may sneer, but I see this simple, gentle gesture as a helpful and hopeful tonic in a world that is becoming increasing callous, cold and hard-nosed.