With our royal visit here in the southland only a few days passed, I have gotten numerous emails including one from across the pond asking for my thoughts about Lu Parker "handling" the visiting Duchess, (aka the world's newly dubbed "Fashion Icon").
When I first saw the photo myself, I was taken aback. I was looking at it on my phone, so I went to my desktop computer to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. Yep... Ms. Parker had her arm around her waist, not unlike what one commenter described as, a tourist getting a photo taken with "Mickey Mouse or The Little Mermaid at Disneyland".
|L.A.'s Mayor, Lu Parker, The Duchess & the Duke|
For those of you who have no clue as to who Ms. Parker is, she is a local newswoman in Los Angeles. To be fair, a lot of people get excited about meeting celebrities and want to appear as if they are the best of friends in photos. This was neither the time or the place for it, and one would think she would have known better.
Americans are looked upon as so informal and it translates many times into "disrespectful' (Mrs. Obama hugging the Queen?) But I am going to give Ms. Parker a pass on this one. Why? Who knows... maybe the champagne at the star-studded reception was flowing freely. Add champagne and an empty stomach, to a photo op with real life royals and one can start enjoying things a bit too much. Then again, maybe she though no one would notice. Either way, I am in a forgiving mood this evening. Well, forgiving of everyone but Casey Anthony.