A look back at the royal week:
First royal engagement inspired art installation
Recently, a horde of women dressing up like Kate Middleton have taken streets of London by storm— many, are having their significant others dress-up like Prince William to join the fun.
But, what about the Ms. Middleton who has yet to find her Prince charming to play-along? American artist, Jennifer Rubell, has solved this dilemma with her new art instillation, known, simply, as “Engagement.”
The piece is a life-size wax statue of Prince William, posed as he was for his engagement photos with Ms. Middleton at James’s Palace—and, the statue is “complete” with a replica of Ms.Middleton’s sparkling sapphire engagement ring.
Princess hopefuls, do you want to grab the ring? Put it on? Well, you can, UKPA reports. Anyone envious of Ms. Middleton can slip the sparkling stone on her third-finger and strike and pose.
“The royal wedding is a Prince Charming fantasy that still seems to speak to women so I wanted to offer those women a chance to stand in Kate’s place. I hope it’s not just women who step up, though,” says Ms. Rubell.
Another unique, fun feature—there will be five blank pictures called “Drinking Paintings” with taps protruding out of them, set to offer guests cocktails associated with the royal family. Guests can sample rum, gin, Madeira wine, whiskey and sloe gin, says UKPA.
The model of the Prince was sculpted by French artist, Daniel Druet, and will be displayed in the front window of the gallery to entice in people into the gallery.
The installation is, allegedly, the first piece of art inspired by the royal engagement and will be open to the public next month at the Stephen Friedman Gallery in central London.
“When you turn the tap, alcohol comes out and you’re invited to help yourself to a drink and raise a glass to the happy couple. The idea is as people begin to use it, you will get leaks on the canvas and drips,” said a spokeswoman for the gallery to UKPA.
Casting call: one lucky Kate impostor can now impersonate Kate Middleton on live Television
Lifetime has announced that a royal love story is in the works, entitled, originally, Will and Kate.
The film is slated to “heir” the week before the April 29th wedding date.
” It [the film] chronicles the history of William and Kate, from the moment the two students met at Scotland’s prestigious University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of their nine-year courtship.” It will also chart the complications created “by social and Royal Family pressures, and intense global media attention surrounding their storybook nuptials,” said the movies makers in a statement, reports Time.
What do we know about the films cast?
- The studio has already cast new-comer Nico’s Evers Swindell as Prince William, who is known for his few appearances on television shows like NCIS: Los Angeles and Law & Order.
- Prince Charles to be played by Star Trek‘s Ben Cross.
- No one knows who will play Kate, but the rumour-mill is spreading around the little-known name Kate Bevan.
Kate Middleton gets voice over offer for London 2012 Cultural Olympiad’s Tate Movie Project
Now that Kate Middleton is officially engaged to Prince William all sorts of odd business offers are coming her way— the latest? Ms. Middleton has been asked by officials from the Tate Movie Project to “voice’ a cartoon character as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad— a festival of the arts that coincides with the Olympic Games in London in 2012, reports the Telegraph.
The Tate Project is a 27 minute film, entirely composed and drawn by 16,000 primary school children.
The children have compiled a short-list of celebrities who they want to take part in the film and now officials are extending the offers.
The Telegraph reports the project’s organizer, Jane Burton said 10 celebrities have been approached and all have accepted the offer to do voice overs for various characters.