Duchess Susanna writes: It amazes me the way that some people will go out and buy exactly the same dress, in exactly the same color, that Duchess Catherine (aka Kate Middleton) wore somewhere. For my own sense of independence and dignity, I would at least want to pick a different color. Though, the exact ones modeled by the princess are the exact ones that get sold out and crash websites.
The idea of all of these women strolling around Great Britain and the United States in the same dress reminded me of what my departed friend, Susan Blake, called “the monoculture”. And, it reminded me of the Malvina Reynolds song “Little Boxes”. The song “Little Boxes” is The Royal Peace Song of the Day. It is can be found on page 2 in Rise Up Singing. (Favorite campfire song book of The Duke and Duchess of Peace.)
I also created a new verse, to commemorate the trip of Prince William and Duchess Catherine to California, USA. My version is in video above, and in text at the bottom of this post. Also, check out the original song, written and sung by Malvina Reynolds.
New verse to “Little Boxes” as written by Susanna, Duchess of Peace:
And the royals from Great Britain, they went over to Cal-i-forn-i-ay
Where they met with famous people, politicians and veterans
And the military of both countries, was happy with Cal-i-forn-i-ay
‘Cause they’re both made out of ticky tacky, and they fight wars just the same