For Royal & Kardashian Watchers
On the eve of this new year, word has spread that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting. The news follows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s announcement of a Royal baby on the way.
I have previously shared that I am intrigued by the personal evolution of the Duchess and Kim. Personal evolution is difficult, let alone personal evolution with the world watching. Each in her own right, the Duchess and Kim have evolved and learned to carry themselves with the grace and poise appropriate of their respective roles. To quote my own piece:
“The process of evolution is powerful. Maybe that is the power that intrigues me. The power to evolve and change oneself. Evolution is a chance to decide who you want to be and how you want to get there. Kate has decided what kind of Royal she wants to be through her wardrobe that ranges from Top Shop to Alexander McQueen as well as her charity work. Kim had the chance to rebrand herself as a calmer, more interesting Kardashian after her split from Kris.” (Cohen, July 13, 2012)
The Duchess and Kim are evolving again as they prepare to step into their new roles as mothers. The former will be the mother of the future Head of the Commonwealth and the latter will be a mother to tabloid and television Royalty. I am sure E! will be spending New Years Eve inking away deals with grandmother Kris Jenner. Perhaps I am naive to think Ryan Seacrest was not already in full KimYe baby preparation mode.
As much as E! will prepare, the network has nothing on Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace, which are prepping for the most important production of them all – a heir/heiress to the monarchy. The royal baby preparation marks the third consecutive year of major Royal events – Wedding in 2011, Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and a Royal baby in 2013. Add in the London Olympics, and the Royal staff has been quite busy.
I will have much to keep up with in the coming year as I await the arrivals of the Royal baby and baby KimYe. I especially look forward to the evolution of the Duchess and Kim into powerful nurturers. 2013 is looking very exciting for this Royal Watcher who spends her Sunday evenings Keeping Up with the Kardashians.