NORTHLEACH, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Kate Middleton and Prince William attend Harry Meade & Rosie Bradford's wedding at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on October 23, 2010 in Northleach near Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Future bride and princess-to-be Kate Middleton has already soared to the top of the pop culture radar since the announcement of her engagement to Britain's Prince William, and we can expect to see her on covers galore until the royal wedding.
A WWD report confirms that editors of domestic celebrity weeklies are banking on Middleton to sell magazines—not a surprising conclusion, due to the blend of fairy tale and contemporary appeal the betrothed bride brings to the table.
As a nation, we may have broken free from the tangles of monarchy government more than 200 years ago, but that hasn't stopped little girls (and even not-so-little girls) from daydreaming of someday becoming princesses. Not only is Middleton a much more real version of, say, Cinderella, she's much chicer, too.
We personally can't wait to see more of Middleton. Unlike Diana, who was a timid 19-year-old at the time of her engagement to Prince Charles, William's bride-to-be emanates impeccable polish and poise. And she's quite style-savvy too—she's worked as an accessories buyer for the popular British chain Jigsaw, and has earned respect in the press for her sense of style. Plus, she and William live together and seem—strange as this is to say about a royal couple—rather well-adjusted.
As much as we love the fantasy lives of celebrities, knowing how stars are similar to us has its selling points—just look at girl-next-door Jennifer Aniston's track record for selling magazines.