Pinkies up! Oh, wait, maybe we should be saying bottoms up instead. As it turns out, Kate Middleton, one of the most sophisticated royals in the world, reportedly founded a drinking society back in college and TBH, we don’t know what to make of this information. For starters, she just got way cooler than Meghan Markle. Just kidding… mostly.
According to an article published by The Guardian in 2007, a source revealed to the publication that Kate was “annoyed that the old ones [drinking societies] excluded women.” Instead of dealing with that kind of toxic patriarchal malarkey, Kate decided to create a little club of her own. The best part? It was girls only! Basically, she was making ~royal moves~ before she was even a royal.
Now, we know what you might be picturing: Kate Middleton circa 2001 doing a keg-stand at the University of Saint Andrews surrounded by a bunch of rowdy 20-somethings cheering her on with an old-fashioned “chug it, chug it, chug it!” Sadly, that’s wasn’t the case.
According to InStyle, British drinking societies hardly resemble the typical American college Greek life experience. No shade, but they make us look like binge-drinking animals. “Students who belong to [drinking societies] dress up to eat and drink together, but keep unnervingly quiet about what goes down, intensifying rumors of ritual and myth surrounding them.”
Sigh. Then again, are we really surprised? You don’t exactly end up in Kate’s position by partying hard. Nobody likes a duchess with a hangover, right? In fact, The Guardian’s source recalled that “no one remembers [Kate] getting very drunk,” during her drinking society stint. We love a responsible drinker turned member of the royal family! Here’s hoping Kate’s society set a positive precedent for other women looking to throw one back without dealing with misogyny.
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