Kate MiddletonPrincess Diana was known as the "People's Princess" for her way with the hoi polloi. She had that common touch and everyone loved her. The same could be said of Kate Middleton. But all it takes is one photo to make you realize that royalty are not just like you and me. After a recent shopping trip, Kate was escorted through the rain by a security team who held out a bunch of umbrellas to keep the droplets from touching royal skin and hair.

Kate had her famous auburn locks twirled into a loose bun and she was dressed down with jeans, sneakers, and a tweed coat. But that did not mean that anything of the H2O variety would be allowed to get near Kate's perfect visage. Can you imagine if the Duchess got the frizzies? Or even worse, mascara streaks? NEVER!!!

Hey, the rich and famous don't carry their own umbrellas, people. Kate was reportedly carrying her own bags in this photo. But not her own umbrella! Let's not go THAT far, okay?!

Obama recently made a Marine hold an umbrella for him and the press went ballistic about it. Marines are typically not allowed to carry an umbrella because it could interfere with a salute. At least Kate left it up to her security team and didn't stick the brolly in the hands of a British soldier. And Obama doesn't even have nice hair! What gives?

Let's face it, Kate with bad hair would be an epic imperial disaster. Countries might go to war over it. CAN'T HAPPEN. Look how hard she's worked to get princess hair. You don't let a little drizzle bring on the "ordinary folk" hair, no sirree.

So, look, Kate isn't like you and me. Just in case we've somehow deluded ourselves into thinking she would totally have a playdate with our brats, or tea and scones with us after work. Kate won't have a brat. It will be a prince/princess. And you will never get your common mitts on Kate's scones.

The peaches complexion. The Rapunzel hair. The perfect fashion style. IT. MUST. BE. PROTECTED.

Jeeves! Get over here with that umbrella!

Does anyone ever carry an umbrella for you?

 

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