Royal-watchers have been all a flutter this week over the possibility that Prince William may have reached into his pockets and purchased Catherine Middleton a “push present” – after she was pictured wearing a new bauble on her right hand at a charity gala in London last week.
But, as we know, the 31-year-old prince prefers to force his wife, also 31, to wear his dead mother’s jewellery rather than buy her new jewels. (Well it’d be a shame to let them sit around unworn).
And, in fact it seems that the diamond, platinum and possibly-citrine ring was part of a set that included the bracelet and earrings she was wearing last Thursday – as well as a tiara and a necklace – that her father-in-law Prince Charles gave her as a wedding present.
I can see Kate sitting with her feet up at Kensington Palace watching Coronation Street on the telly whilst wearing that tiara and practising her “Love, The Queen of England” future signature.
So if Wills didn’t buy Kate a Kim Kartrashian-sized engagement ring as a push present, then what did he get her?
…’Probably a pat on the head and a “well done, poppet” before presenting her with a £20 gift voucher for LK Bennett in Bicester outlet village – where the Discount Duchess can often be seen waving her platinum Visa card at the tills and was even spotted making a beeline for Reiss’ 60% off rail a few weeks ago.
Well, he had to do something to sweeten the news that pushing out a future heir to the throne doesn’t mean she automatically gets a free pass from “working” and she still has to do the odd smiling and waving at the public gig whilst wearing especially tailored to look frumpy Alexander McQueen.
Stay strong, brave Kate!
Meme via our very own Mildred Fierce, merci sugarpuff xx