This weekend, Carole Middleton celebrates her 60th birthday. She and her husband Michael are already in Mustique with Pippa, James, Duchess Kate, Prince William and Prince George. According to sources, the party is going to be a HUGE blowout involving only the best of Mustique society. Carole has invited “30 friends” and ever the hostess, Carole has organized a special birthday cocktail and a second “mocktail” for her favorite pregnant daughter. According to E!, Carole has arranged for a special British bartender – Brian Kinsella – to fly out to Mustique to do the drinks, because I guess no one in Mustique can mix a proper cocktail? A source says:
“Brian is being charged with making a special cocktail—a non-alcoholic cocktail—for Kate who is clearly pregnant and can’t drink. He’s naming it Mother’s Mocktail. He’s making it from maple spice, passion fruit syrup, pineapple and ice. It’s touching that Carole is having a cocktail specially designed for Kate so that she doesn’t feel left out while everyone else is drinking.”
Why is the source falling all over themselves to praise Carole for having a special non-alcoholic drink made for her pregnant daughter? Kate usually only sips water anyway, pregnant or not. What else? Let’s see… there will be a jazz band performing and a four-course dinner. No one is allowed to take photos and phones will be confiscated, it sounds like. The source says:
“There is a lot of trust there, however we are told no camera phones or iPhones are allowed at the villa. The reason it’s in a private villa rather than at Basil’s bar is that they do not want pictures coming out. William and Kate have edited their friends so much that it’s really a closed family affair, with just those who are very trusted and wealthy Mustique residents invited, and only the closest of friends from back home who have proven over the years their trustworthiness.”
Yes, William and Kate have edited their friends “so much.” So much that Kate really doesn’t have a group of close girlfriends at all and she’s merely adopted William’s posh friends.
But here’s what’s really interesting: with all of these preparations and a guest list that includes Carole’s yoga instructor and tennis coach, the Middleton did not invite Dodgy Uncle Gary Goldsmith. Uncle Gary is Carole’s only sibling. Uncle Gary has bankrolled every major Middleton endeavor. I still believe that Uncle Gary is keeping the Middleton family afloat financially. So why no invite? Just because he’s a bit dodgy? Will and Kate didn’t have a problem with that when they were vacationing at his Maison de Bang Bang. One source explained to The Daily Mail: “It’s just a question of protocol really. It’s a bit of a family lockdown as it always is when William and Kate are involved.” You can read more at The Daily Mail here, including some interesting details about how “incestuous” Mustique society is these days.
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