If I were Kate Middleton for a day,
I’d be able to attend high society gatherings, sip on fine teas, and dress in designer fashions, whether I was headed to a speaking engagement or the grocery store.
I could use my social standing to help others and to promote causes I believe in. Of course, I can try to attend important events, drink tea, and promote causes close to my heart as myself, but it wouldn’t be quite the same. I don’t have the audience of Kate Middleton.
In a sophisticated A-line skirt and a pair of LK Bennett nude pumps, I would attend a grand opening or two, gracefully display a recycled outfit at dinner, and intrigue millions with a flip of my hair. I could accessorize knowing full well that the same look would be popping up all over the globe in mere days. I wouldn’t have to wonder what it feels like to hold power like that.
Nothing would be my own. Very little would be private.
It takes a special person to be able to cope with that responsibility day after day.
I would be grateful that the transformation would only last one day because I don’t think I’m cut out for the life of royalty. First of all, I despise public speaking. It unnerves me more than dentist appointments and sky diving. I would rather do anything else than speak in front of a large group–except handle a spider willingly. Spiders are much worse. I also would stress out over having to look put-together all the time. I love to dress up as much as the next woman, but I love my yoga pants too, and they get a lot of use.
And then there’s that whole pregnancy thing. Carrying a baby was a remarkable experience, but it’s not something I’m ready to do again quite yet. Never mind the aches, pains, lack of sleep, the nausea, and the stretch marks. It’s not easy for any average Jane to deal with the constant remarks of strangers,
“Oh, you’re carrying big.” “You look farther along than that.” “When I was pregnant…” “You don’t look so good, are you resting enough?”
These comments are enough to make any woman want to smack the next “well wisher” into next week, but Kate Middleton? She’s going to have to deal with these comments on an exponential level. The whole world wants to know every detail of her pregnancy. I don’t think anybody would mind a Kate Middleton version of The Truman Show.
Despite the hardships that come with being in the public eye, it would still be fun to spend a day as someone as beautiful, tactful, and popular as Kate Middleton. If my fairy godmother offered the opportunity, I wouldn’t pass it up.
Who would You change places with for a day?
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