Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles are down under in Australia for a royal tour. Did you even know? Do you even care? Hells no you don’t unless they think about Kate and Wills, talk about Kate and Wills or so much as glance at a photo of Kate and Wills. They’re boring and Camilla hasn’t changed her hair style in 30 years. Why do the royals do that? Word to the wise, don’t hold your breath for Kate to cut her luscious curls anytime soon.
But did Camilla throw Kate some shade when talking to a bunch of Aussies in Melbourne yesterday? She warned teenagers not to diet because it will cause all sort of problems later in life including osteoporosis. “The message I’d love to get over is to make young people aware of how important it is in their teenage years to take exercise, to eat properly, to not diet too strongly because it will catch up with you as you get older. I watched my mother and grandmother die of this disease and no one knew what this disease was. To unite with all of you today is so important, to get the message worldwide to people that it can be prevented.”
Camilla is president of the National Osteoporosis Society in the UK so this is obviously her cause that she feels most strongly about but you’d think her speech writers could have figured out a better way to get her point across without using the word diet. Diet is Kate Middleton’s word. She and her mom and sister are practically synonymous with the Dukan Diet. I’m not saying I don’t think Kate’s all that healthy (although, yes, I am probably saying that) but it’s well known she diets and work out like a monster.
So do you buy Camilla talking about health? I can never get a good read on her with all the sacks she wears. I wish she’d try to wear something a little more fitted and fitting of a future Queen. But Camilla’s no beauty or fashion icon and she doesn’t try to be so I give her credit for that. She is kind of health fanatic now. She just spent a week in India at a Holistic retreat before her tour to prepare herself and she’s always giving Kate holistic bee/snake/possum facial tips. You keep hearing how much Camilla is not comfortable with tours and would just prefer to putz around with Charles in their garden and just hang with her family. That’s what’s so interesting about Camilla and Kate. They are SO different. Kate chased the crown for 10 years and Camilla basically played with Charles’ head for 20. Both women got what they wanted in the end but with very different methods. You kind of get the sense that Camilla has and always will be the one in charge in her relationship whereas Kate just seems happy to be along for the ride.
So if Camilla has any message at all for young girls it should be this: “Girls, don’t starve yourselves to look like waifs! Eat! Do yoga! Ride horses! Enjoy life! Have a life that’s your own, with your own interests and friends and if you meet a man that just happens to be a prince who comes along with the same passions and pursuits then bully for you! But don’t just give in. Keep men on their toes and always leave them wanting more. (Who cares if you get married to other people in the process?) Dreams come true. Trust me. That’s how I got my man!”
I’m much more down with that speech. Say what you want about cheating/lying/mistressy Camilla but she’s got balls. Kate freaks out when people remark they don’t like one of her dress choicees can you imagine how she would have handled the public hate the world threw at Camilla? That old broad is tough. I kinda like her.
Do you think Camilla warned teens not to be diet-crazed like skinny Kate Middleton or was the wording just poorly chosen?
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