Kim Kardashian is obsessed with the British royal family. From claiming that her sham wedding to Kris Humphries was America's version of the royal wedding, to saying the Kardashian-Jenners are America's royal family, to openly wishing to meet Kate Middleton -- Kim isn't shy about expressing her Windsor love. But after the Duchess of Cambridge declined an invitation to tea while Kim was recently in London -- allegedly with the "not-so-diplomatic answer" of "GET REAL!" -- Kim's admiration is turning to "fury"!
"Kim wasn't happy because she's obsessed with Kate, but the Duchess of Cambridge has no interest in beÂcoming part of the Kardashian pubÂlicity machine," an "insider close to the royal family" tells The National Enquirer. "Kate can't stand their style, and from what she knows about their TV show, it's just a bunch of trashy people primping and yelling at each other. She's far too polite to diss Kim to her face, but she's got enough on her plate without having tea with someone like her."
Well, that's not really true. Kate has done only a handful of public appearances since she and Prince William returned from their official trip to Asia two months ago, and the royal duo don't really seem in a rush to start a family. What's on Kate's "plate" is likely shopping and hair appointments. But "I'm too busy" is a nice way of letting someone down gently when you really have no intention of seeing them, because let's face it -- if the royal family was unhappy with Pippa Middleton's antics and ordered her to keep a lower profile, there's no way they'd want to be associated with a bunch of "trashy," classless American famewhores.
But Kim had deluded herself into thinking she actually had a shot at meeting the Duchess, thanks to her apparently equally delusional boyfriend, Kanye West.
"Kanye has met Prince William, who's a big fan of his music, and he's become a big fan of Kate too," The Enquirer's snitch says. "He's even suggested to Kim that she could take a leaf out of the royal beauty's book and tone down her makeup for a more natural look."
Maybe if Kim were actually, you know, talented at something like Kanye, things might be different. But since she's not, she apparently tried to bribe Kate by offering her "free samples from [the Kardashians' British clothing line], which inÂcludes skintight sequin minidresses, pleather pants, blue leopard-print tops and gold-studded bags."
"Kate wouldn't be caught dead in a Kardashian outfit!" the source tells the mag, stating the obvious. "The Duchess gets free clothes sent to her every day of the week, and she always sends them back. The royal family is very careful about not being seen to endorse any product. It's just not proper. Quite apart from that, the Kardashian outfits just aren't appropriate for a duchess. Kate is hardly going to turn up for an event with the queen in a cheap leopard-print miniskirt or gold sequined jacket!"
Kate's style is pretty boring and she definitely needs to employ a full-time stylist once she starts taking on more official royal duties (if that day ever comes). But "boring" is better than "ridiculously inappropriate," which is what would happen if she donned anything with a Kardashian label.
At any rate, given Kim's obsession with the royals, it's really easy to believe that she did extend some kind of invitation to the Duchess and that it was declined, although maybe not with the amount of outright derision that The Enquirer is reporting. And considering Kim hasn't gotten anywhere in her attempts to be seen as a legitimate A-list celebrity now that her overtures to both Kate and Beyonce have failed, she just needs to accept that it's probably never going to happen, no matter what she and Kanye do.
What do you think? Did Kate Middleton snub Kim Kardashian? Should Kim be pissed? Sound off in the comments!