No, really, she did. From Harper’s UK:
… Even though it was unmistakably Florence she wasn’t dressed like Florence and she didn’t act like Florence. Even I did a double take to make sure it was her because she looked so chic, so groomed, so not her stage herself. She looked like a very chic Knightsbridge mother. She told me she likes playing with her looks, and at the moment she said she likes old lady chic, like the Olsen twins who she adores.
Well, OK. I mean, she was just one or two steps away from granny-chic to begin with, but taking pointers from MK and Ashley? Is it because MK’s dating that swanky, former-French President relative? Is Hobbity and old and eclectic and being a shut-in the new black?
The magazine doesn’t hit newsstands ’til June 4th, but we have some exclusive quotes from Florence herself (and thankfully, none of them have anything to do with red hair dye or Karl Lagerfeld):
Florence Welch on embracing her native (British) culture:
“I am definitely growing into my Britishness. The more I grow up, the more British I become. I had the best day ever [during last year’s Royal Wedding] – I dressed up and put on a crown and watched it with my mother and sister. We were shouting at the television, ‘Kiss her, kiss her again!’”
On the Queen:
“I feel she’d know the answer to all sorts of questions. For example? ‘Oh, you know, the best words to use at Scrabble.'”
On her latest fashion choices:
“I like to wear clothes that I will wear when I am an old lady.”
On taking off on her fans:
“I did a run-off. I’ve never done one before, but I was so tired from all the touring, I had to go to bed. I left the stage, put my slippers on and ran through the carpark in my catsuit with my cape flying behind me, screaming, ‘Gooooooooo!’”
So, OK. These bits of interview weren’t nearly as bad as I thought they might be—or at least had the potential to be, especially talking about the Queen and what not—but I’m going to reserve my judgement entirely until we get the rest of the interview. In the meantime, check out the pictures of the ethereal Florence in the gallery.