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The rich are truly different from you: I guess it’s not considered proper form for the sister of the future queen of England to be Starsky-and-Hutching it around Paris. This photo shows Pippa Middleton riding in the front seat while the friend driving threatens paparazzi with a gun. The friend later apologized and claimed it was a toy gun.
Still, I think he’s off the Royal invite list.
via Huffington Post
Visit BagNewsNotes: Today’s Media Images Analyzed
Skid Row. The media and the royal couple made a lot out of visiting L.A.’s most desperate neighborhood. When it came to showing anything of the locale, however — Will and Kate attending a children’s painting class at the Inner City Arts program — the visual media mostly missed the opportunity (beyond a cheap example like this).
The NYT summary, with a frank rundown of the trip’s choreography, heavy as it was on high society, glamour and glitz, did offer a snap from the sidewalk outside the painting class. It seems the local press — it’s L.A. after all! — had the best opportunity to show something of Skid Row. Given this window to engage the eyes of the world, the LA Times did deliver three examples, the most realistic offering a corner market, cops on bikes and a crowd of fans, mostly from “Greater LA.” In the most compelling image, however, the neighborhood is relegated to a stage set for a plate and a parasol.
LAT Framework Royal Visit slideshow.
(photo: Mariah Tauger/Los Angeles Times caption: The Rev. Maria Margi waits for William and Catherine’s arrival at Inner-City Arts on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. linked photo: Liz O. Baylen/LA Times)
(art/art direction: Martin Gee)
Interesting how Lego reverses their heights because, one assumes, of the mega-big deal of a royal bride, and, even more, a potential Queen. Brits not toying around here. Start of the buildup.
Lego does Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The Lego fanatics among us know that those 1 x 1 decorated tiles in the floor are super, super-rare.
Bag’s Take-Away:I guess some people just wanna be ruled over.
(photo: Warren Allott/AFP/Getty Images caption: The words ‘Don’t Hate on Kate’ are pictured on a wall in east London, on April 20, 2011. Britain’s Prince William will marry his fiancee Kate Middleton in London’s Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.)
Bag’s Take-Away:Unconscious commentary on the state of marriage? (from: ‘Bizarre’ royal wedding stamp splits William, Kate — CBC)
caption: A stamp designed by New Zealand Post to commemorate the Royal Wedding features a perforated line, allowing Prince William and Kate Middleton to be torn apart into separate stamps.