We Heart Wills & Kate

We Heart Wills & Kate...Any clue what’s happening on Friday? Rebecca Black’s favourite day of the week, no work, and, oh yeah – it’s only the wedding of the millennium. Get your flags out for the Royals!

Here at Company HQ, we’ve been loving the pictures of Kate prancing about the Kings Road on the most-papped-pre-wedding shopathon ever (even if those arms are looking almost too skinny to hold up those Whistles bags), but we’re not so impressed with the constant chat about supposed tensions between the Royals and the Middletons. It’s the non-stop references to mum Carole’s air hostess background (and her bitchy nickname by high-society hob-nobbers) as 'Doors to Manual' that have been annoying us.

It got us thinking – is it easier for relationships when your parents come from similar backgrounds. Or will there always be one side better than another? Even though the Middletons are totally into the same huntin', shootin', fishin' things as the Royals, their lack of title and extra hyphens in their surnames have raised a few aristocratic eyebrows, along with the fact that they’ve made all their money themselves, rather than inheriting it. Thanks to the papers, you think of Carole and you automatically think social-climbing wannabe, rather than modest mother of the bride. But never mind the amount of skiing holidays Kate’s been on, or the number of gilets piled up in her wardrobe, we can imagine she was shaking more than a James Bond martini when she was ushered in to meet Will's family. Does it matter that Carole Middleton’s probably racked up the same numbers of air miles as an air hostess as Camilla's spent jetting off to all corners of the world?

It seems so simple. Boy meets girl, they get on, then they get it on. But is it really? A whole new obstacle course springs up when you add parents to the mix. You’ve met his, you love them, he’s met yours, he’s your dad’s BFF – but what about when they meet each other? It’s Meet The Parents meets real life. My friend says that she’s never been as nervous as when her parents met his well-off mum and dad. She felt like a parent herself as she tried to make sure they got along on their lunch date, despite the differences in their bank balances. Luckily, it all worked out – even if her relationship didn’t.

Does having parents from completely different backgrounds really matter? Statistics have shown that only 34% of people would be happy about marrying into the royal family – and a further 66% said that they thought royal events would be boring. If your parents didn’t get on – how would that affect you? Will there always be one side 'better' than the other?

Here at Company we do love a fairy-tale ending. Fingers crossed for Wills and Kate that they don’t get stuck in a parent trap (sorry). Have you had any awkward in-law experiences? Does it matter if both sets of parents get on? We’d love to know!

STATS USED: YourTango.com and CalgaryHerald.com

By Miranda Thompson

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