Who didn’t fall in love with the newly minted Catherine Elizabeth, future princess, on the day she and Wills announced their engagement this fall? Looking positively royal in blue Issa, she sat straight-backed and calm that afternoon while her fiancé formulated the blandest possible answers to 10 minutes of rote questioning. In the just-released
engagement photos, they seem genuinely happy. Forget all that nonsense about “Waity Katie.” At 28, she wears it all with astounding grace: the media scrutiny, the weight of her coming responsibilities, Diana’s ring. This elegant “commoner” proved there’s virtue in patience and for that alone we adore her.