The British are coming!
The whole fourth estate
Must wear what is smart
For William and Kate.

The British are coming!
Men, watch how you dress:
A jacket and tie
Should lead to success.

The British are coming!
So, ladies, look nice:
A suit, pants or skirt,
Would likely suffice.

The British are coming!
Shun clothes à la mode:
No denim, no fleece,
Could meet royal code.

The British are coming!
Three days at the most,
Don proper attire
Or end up as toast.


Jane Blanchard lives and writes in Georgia. Her work has recently appeared in Blue Unicorn, Mezzo Cammin, and Third Wednesday.

Featured Image: 1851 Queen Victoria and the Duke of Wellington by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (Royal Collection)

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