Grazia, the magazine edited by Silvia Grilli, presents its special edition “We love Kate” dedicated to the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton.
An extraordinary issue, available at the news-stands and on the app, that talks about how the wife of Prince William, the future heir to the British throne, has become a new icon also for Italian women and explains the history and secrets of her style that is an inspiration to many women.
“Twenty-five years after the death of Lady Di, the world has a new Princess of Wales: Kate Middleton. We had identified ourselves with Diana Spencer, with her tears, the betrayals she suffered, her new loves, her humanity, even her glamour that was a bit daring during the last years. Now we see Middleton without any of the drama that overwhelmed us when following the life of Lady D. We love the solidity she demonstrates, her devotion to a role of sovereign that will be hers. In her we see Her Majesty Elizabeth as well as Diana, a royal ambassador that performs her tasks without drama, rather with a smile that is a declaration of relaxation”, says the editor, Silvia Grilli, in her editorial. “This issue of Grazia is about Kate, about her personality and the clothes she wears in the same way as the recently departed Queen: as instruments of recognition and international diplomacy. This issue is for her because, in this age of social media, Kate has remained the last icon who still lets us dream”, concludes the editor.
Born to a family without noble roots, the Princess of Wales did not become the wife to the future King of Great Britain by chance. Her Italian biographer Federica Brunini explains in the pages of the special issue of Grazia why Kate, due to her similarity with the Queen Elizabeth II, is already considered the “rock” of the monarchy of the future.
Kate entered into the hearts of British and Italians also due her style choices: elegant, environmental, never over the top.
The look of Prince William’s wife inspires fashion, as explained in the pages of this issue of Grazia, as she has selected and reinterpreted clothing items that have become her distinctive trait and that the future Queen Consort is able to enhance, softening even the boldest looks. This issue also includes masterpieces of fine jewellery and costume jewellery inspired by the lines and colours that the Princess of Wales loves, as well as four of her iconic looks as well as secrets to a royal beauty look like hers.
The pages of Grazia also cover other members of the royal family. From “the environmentalist” King Charles III who inherited the throne from Elizabeth II, one of the worlds most well-loved sovereigns. Today many people are asking what type of monarch this man, who has little time to make himself loved by a country in crisis, will be. Then there is the different and free charm of Meghan Markle, the wife of Harry of Sussex, who has always fought, following her heart. Someone who has met her explains why she will also return to the limelight of the court.
One of Netflix’s most famous cult series is dedicated to the closely followed affairs of the royal family, The Crown, which returns on 9 November with a new season dedicated to the most difficult years of Elizabeth II’s reign. The issue also includes interviews with two of its stars. The actor Dominic West, who interprets the current English sovereign, explains to Grazia how he experienced the fragility of the prince who found his own fairy tale to be restrictive. Then the actress Olivia Williams explains to the readers of the magazine how she was transformed into Camilla Parker Bowles, the woman who fought to stay by the side of the man she loved.
This issue of Grazia also includes an article dedicated to all the actresses who have played the role of Queen Elizabeth and talk about this very difficult role: from Helen Mirren, who was the first to interpret the Queen at the cinema, winning an Oscar, to the young and dreamy version of Claire Foy, the carefree interpretation by Sarah Gadon and the more-mature version by Olivia Colman.