We’ve all left jobs at one time or another. The usual going-away lunch or drinks are punctuated by promises to keep in touch, certain to fade ten-fold by Monday.
We can only imagine how writ large this parting ritual played out last week when Kate closed her last spreadsheet as project manager of Party Pieces.
We can just see Kate holding court around the water-cooler, banter about trading the break-room for Buckingham Palace well-worn out.
Kate’s duties at Party Pieces included website design, marketing, photography, catalogue creation, attending trade fairs and other duties — work that she handed over to her colleagues as of last Friday. (Hmm, wonder if that unlucky co-worker had a 10-minute zone out at their desk followed by a soul-searching drink or five on the early end of the happy hour window. Probably not, right?)
Doing her best to lay low while preparing for the wedding, Kate is currently dividing her time between her parents’ home and Prince William’s cottage on the island of Anglesey, North Wales.
It is the queen’s wish that the couple avoid the spotlight for their first two years as a married couple, while William continues his career. Sounds a little Stepford to us, but we’re sure Kate will already be putting her creative talents to use even before her honeymoon tan fade.
In fact, sources say she may fill the role of charity patron at some point.
A friend of Kate’s, who was quoted in Hello! Magazine said: “Catherine is a naturally creative individual and has spent her professional life in the creative industries having worked at Jigsaw, then as a website designer, photographer, marketer and events organizer. Skills she has built up in her working life translate naturally to organizing a wedding.”
Still, we’re pretty sure Kate’s friends and family aren’t holed up somewhere tying tiny bows on sachets of Jordan almonds. Girlfriend’s got some help with this wedding, for sure!
As April 29 draws closer and we put the finishing touches on our Windsor wedding watch parties, we’re very excited about what the future holds for Kate and her many creative talents beyond bridaldom.