Agreed that Kate is stepping up from the family's party-favors business, but if if she thinks she is moving into a life of uninterrupted ortolans and whipped cream, she'd better think again. I'll bet she has already been instructed as to her duties and responsibilities--cutting ribbons, hugging school children, keeping her bra on while on her boyfriend's yacht. If her mind wanders, she'll be brutally reminded by her phalanx of handlers. In this light, it may be that Kate Middleton, after a long informal internship, is the one young person in Britain who is actually getting a job.
Afterthought: My friend Dan suggests that if it doesn't work out, she might also find employment as a model for jellybeans.