Why, look at the cover of Brides magazine’s new August issue! She looks like a certain someone, doesn’t she? This is what brides everywhere want, the magazine proves with statistics: Since Kate Middleton got married, 52 percent of brides are more likely to wear a veil because she did. Also, one place in California reports a 200 percent increase in horse and carriage rental inquiries. So if you’re the kind of person who thinks listening to people talk about weddings is nauseating, now there might be some sort of statistically significant chance you’ll also have to hear them talk about horse and carriage rentals. When Kate has a baby, the Parents magazine version of this story about Kate’s effect on baby rearing ought to be spectacular.