Capturing the moment the royals became slebs

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Capturing the moment the royals became slebs
« on: September 20, 2012, 10:24:17 PM »

Thursday 20 September 2012

Tim Black

Capturing the moment the royals became slebs

Those grainy pics of a naked Kate Middleton tell a striking story about the celebrification of the Windsors.
They are so much more than a few long-range snaps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on holiday, the latter without her bikini top. They are the moment when the transformation was complete, the moment when the imprimatur was gained. Because that?s all it needed: a few shots published in some gossipy magazines of the couple on holiday in some sun-drenched location and they became what they have always flirted with. That is, they became bona-fide, let-it-all-hang-out-at-the-beach, twenty-first-century celebrities. Not royalty, celebrity. To the likes of Kim and Kanye, Wayne and Colleen, Chantelle and Alex, we can now add, at long last, the names of Will and Kate.
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