Kate Middleton has caused an animal rights and PETA controversy over the fur lined leather gloves worn during her French Alps ski holiday with Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. PETA will probably investigate further to find out if the mittens worn by the Duchess of Cambridge were indeed the ones described on a ski wear’s website.
And if they are the same mittens the wrath of PETA shall be unleashed.
Photos released by Kensington Palace on Monday show Kate wearing black ski mittens that look suspiciously like the ones found on the Alexski website. The company’s description reads, “Beautiful and practical ski mittens with English kid outer, breathable membrane and a full lining of possum fur. Mittens are 40 % warmer than gloves and ideal for ladies who suffer from seriously cold hands.”
This was their first holiday as a family of four and the first time either of the children have played in the snow pic.twitter.com/BXYjM0bdXs
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) March 7, 2016
By the way, the winter hand wear will set you back about $420 a pair.
This isn’t the first time, and it probably won’t be the last time, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in trouble with PETA. One such occasion was five years ago, about six months into the couple’s marriage.
The animal rights organization was indignant over Prince William purchasing 250 birds – pheasants, ducks and partridges – for a shooting party to celebrate Prince Harry’s 27th birthday.
A letter was sent off from PETA president Ingrid Newkirk to Kate Middleton in hopes the newest member of the Royal family would have some influence with Prince Harry and Prince William to end this centuries old tradition of shooting parties.
The plea obviously fell on deaf ears because Kate Middleton went shooting for her 34th birthday this year. The Royals have always enjoyed blood sports and always will – they don’t care about PETA or animals’ suffering at all.
Because every lady everywhere must have whatever skirt, jacket, pair of shoes, purse, fashion accessory that Kate wears there will probably be a mass rush to the Alexski website to buy up every single last pair of women’s mittens. Once those are sold out the gloves will probably sell out next.
Get ready for a letter from PETA to hit Kate Middleton’s desk soon. Unless she was able to score custom made mittens made of faux leather and faux fur, this probably won’t be the end of this battle with the Royal Family over shooting birds and wearing fur and leather.
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