Duchess Kate cancels another appearance, plans to wait to find out the baby’s sex

Hey, remember when I said that we probably wouldn’t see Duchess Kate until Christmas church services and all of the Kate fan-girls were like “You suck, I hate you, Kate is scheduled to make a few appearances before then ROYAL WORK PROOF”? Yeah. Kate canceled another appearance. Why is this shocking? I truly believe she’s barfing her guts out, so of course she should be taking it easy and not going to any event where she could conceivably barf on Sir Ian McKellan. The problem isn’t with “Kate canceling appearances because she’s sick.” The problem is “Hahaha, what busy schedule? Why is this a thing? She’s never been a hard worker, EVER.”

Pregnant Kate Middleton is staying home to take care of her own “precious” in-the-making. Bearing with a second bout of acute morning sickness — a rare condition known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum — the royal mom-to-be has canceled a planned red carpet appearance at the London premiere of The Hobbit on Wednesday Dec. 12.

“The Duchess of Cambridge will not attend The Hobbit Premiere tomorrow evening and will continue to rest privately,” a St. James Palace rep tells Us Weekly. In her stead, however, “the Duke of Cambridge will attend as planned.”

Although the Duchess, 30, left King Edward VII hospital on Thursday after four days of treatment, she fell ill again over the weekend, and has been laying low at the Nottingham Cottage residence she and Prince William, 30, share at Kensington Palace.

“Until further notice, to allow the Duchess a degree of privacy during her pregnancy, we do not intend to offer regular condition checks or advise of routine developments,” the Palace told Us on Monday.

Keeping a commitment to attend a Dec. 8 Winter Whites Gala at London’s Royal Albert Hall, William commented on his wife’s struggles.

I don’t know why they call it morning sickness — they should call it all day and all night sickness,” the prince joked. “[Recovery is] a long old process but she is getting there. She feels like it is going to go on forever.”

[From Us Weekly]

Again, why does this surprise anyone? As soon as Kate’s team of staffers (and yes, again, she has a team of staffers) began canceling her appointments last week, I knew that it would be weeks – if not months – before Kate made another public appearance. It’s fine. Let her get her rest and everyone will be fine. It’s just Kate’s defenders that piss me off, because they struggle so hard to find something – anything – to praise her for, and it always falls flat. I’m also pissed off with the extra “they’re so normal and common!” PR that is being forced down our throats.

Anyway, Kate’s “friend” Jessica Hay is still talking to the press. You may remember that Hay “confirmed” Kate’s pregnancy two weeks ago, just a few days before Kate announced it herself. So Hay might actually be credible? Still, this seems like incredibly intimate information about Kate and William:

It took only a moment but it seemed like an eternity. When Kate Middleton took a home pregnancy test at her three-bedroom cottage in Wales, it was “the most nerve-wracking moment of her entire life,” one of her closest friends reveals in a new interview, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

Jessica Hay, who attended school with Kate and was first to reveal her friend’s pregnancy, says that Kate and Prince William were overjoyed but kept their celebration simple when the test came back positive. After receiving the great news, the couple simply enjoyed “a home-cooked shepherd’s pie and an early night,” Jessica, who attended the Royal wedding, told New Idea magazine.

William and Kate were planning to make their big announcement at Christmas but when the Duchess of Cambridge became seriously ill and was hospitalized, plans changed. Kate is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness. She was hospitalized and released.

“Katherine had been feeling on top of the world, putting on weight and feeling wonderful, but suddenly on Saturday morning she became very sick,” Hay said, adding that she spent most of the weekend in bed and on Monday her mother and William told her she needed to be examined.

Hay says the early pregnancy announcement actually has been a relief for the couple. “Neither of them likes keeping secrets this huge, because although it’s wonderful news Katherine’s already showing in her face and at the front, so they felt it was becoming like a military operation sneaking around,” she told the magazine.

“They’re relieved everyone know and they’re just focused on getting her health firm back on track.”

As for the speculation that Kate could be carrying twins, her pal reveals that the Duchess and William “would love twins…if it were a boy and a girl, it would be a dream come true for them both.”

And while the world waits to find out the sex of the babies, William and Kate also plan to wait.

“I have heard that they’ve told doctors they don’t want to know the sex,” Hay said. Another thing, that they do seem to agree on according to Hay, is if the baby is a girl they are strongly considering naming her Diana!

[From Radar]

Once again, TOLD YOU SO. I knew William would put Diana in the mix for his baby’s first name. And I’m sure the defenders will yell at me again for calling it creepy, but seriously, it’s creepy. It’s obvious that William loved his mother very much. But the “Diana” name has way, WAY too much baggage for William and Kate to give that name to their innocent baby. All of that child’s life, she’ll be compared (mostly unfavorably) to Diana. It’s just asking for psychological trouble. Save “Diana” for a middle name.

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  1. lady X says:

    OH LAWD here comes the constant talking about this women’s pregnancy for the next 9 months UGGGGG … Women have babies everyday … Matter of fact there is probably a woman right now in labor as we speak …

  2. Mich says:

    Wait. I’m confused. We still have Kate fan-girls on these threads? I thought we had driven them out long ago. Clearly work still needs to be done.

  3. Boo says:

    This makes me laugh:

    “The Duchess of Cambridge will not attend The Hobbit Premiere tomorrow evening and will continue to rest privately,”

    I think she ought to rest PUBLICLY.

    As for the Diana name thing, well, maybe it’s Will’s way of saying, “FU, Queen Grandmummy and Prince Daddsly, because if I have my way, there WILL BE a Queen Diana on this throne, and there’s not a fuck you can do about it. Vindication is MINE!!!”

    • ahoyhoy says:

      When Diana divorced and the family took her HRH title away, little William famously said, most defiantly–’When I’m King, Mummy, I’ll give it back to you!’

      A future Queen Diana would do exactly that and more, and I would LOVE it.
      The reason I doubt it will happen though, is that I think William has too much affection & respect for his grandmother to look like he’s giving her a public f.u. But I do think Diana will be in there, if it’s a girl.

      • India says:

        If William has so much affection for his grandmother then why did he inform her of his engagement 2 hrs before it was broadcast to the world? And why did he inform her of Kate’s pregnancy long after he informed the Middletons? This does not in the least sound like affection to me. He is one angry vituperative person on a path of self destructive vengeance. He is in major need of intense therapy.

      • Boo says:

        Rumor has it that Wills and Kate are ducking out of Christmas at Balmoral in favor of holidays with the Middletons. I don’t believe it for a minute, but if it were true, wouldn’t that be a kick in Granny’s backside? “Oh, Kate is too sick to travel so far!”

        Also, I’m betting that this morning sickness thing will be the reason that Kate never has “a spare” once she has her heir. Perfect excuse for only one child.

      • bluhare says:

        India: Exactly. Kate told the Middletons two weeks before she went to the hospital. Charles, the Queen and Harry? On the way to the hospital.

        Boo: The rationale for Christmas at the Middletons is Kate would have to change clothes a zillion times a day and have a lot of people around at Sandringham. If she’s that sick, I can see why that wouldn’t be fun, but I can also see how this is Round 1 in getting away from the other royals.

      • imqrious2 says:

        From what I’ve read, the Queen has, to approve the chosen name for royal children.

        According to USA Today: The queen will have a major say in the name, which could include up to four names. Plus, the name probably will come from the small pool of English monarch names, such as Charles (two kings), William (four), Henry (eight), Victoria (one) and Elizabeth (two). Anne, Mary, Catherine (like her mother) and Margaret also are approved names for queens.

        “This is a name that a thousand years from now, people will be looking up,” says baby-naming expert Pam Satran, co-author of Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana: What to Name Your Baby Now. “It probably won’t be Diana, but that may have a place among the middle names.”

      • We're The Unicorns says:

        mqrious2:

        Oh what fresh HELL.

  4. Gracie says:

    I stay away from these threads, mostly cause idc about this whole pregnancy fiasco, or Kate or the “royals” in general. I just need to vent that its only been a week, and I’m already even more sick of them than I usually am. This is going to be hell. It’s like election time, with faux news plastered every damn where, gah, how will I survive??

  5. Amelia says:

    Diana will never be the first name, that’s mostly the press stirring things up.
    Middle name, yes. First name, no, it just won’t happen. Like Kaiser said, there’s too much baggage.
    Bookies still have Elizabeth and Victoria as the front runners (but since when have they ever been accurate?).
    So jealous that they get automatic invites to the Hobbit premiere.

    • deehunny says:

      Interesting take on it. I’m not in the baby-betting game, but I don’t think it’s creepy, but it is a lot of public-eye baggage.

      What if they named the child a name that begins with the letter “D” but not the actual name? I think that would honor the memory and still be appropriate.

    • GoodCapon says:

      I hate to say it but if it’s going to be a girl, Diana is going to be there somewhere . You know the royals are going to play it up for all it’s worth. I wouldn’t put it past them.

      Elizabeth is going to be there as a a nod to granny. But I want Alice too. I love that name!

  6. sparks says:

    Honestly, I do not understand what is so weird about calling their baby after Diana? Is it because I’m European? My parents named me after my grandmother – she died in childbirth when my mother was 2yrs old – I’m very proud to be named after her and it meant a lot to my mother. I think it would be a nice gesture on their part.

    • Mich says:

      Nothing wrong with it at all. In this particular case, however, Princess Diana is an iconic name that comes loaded with baggage.

      William is already seen as a disappointment for not following in his mother’s altruistic and hard-working footsteps. Imagine how much harder it would be for a Princess Di 2.0.

      • flan says:

        In another Kate topic here someone mentioned the French revolution.

        I thought about that later and William and Kate seem like the kind of people who would have brought the French monarchy in a similar predicament.

        They’re both lazy and William seems to be entitled as hell. They as well as Pipa with her silly book, think way too highly of himself.

        Have way more respect for Harry the Hardworking, even if he dances around naked sometimes.

      • SmokeyBlues says:

        Isn’t the name Victoria also rather loaded? That woman was a mean and strange piece of work!

      • Mich says:

        @ flan – LOVE ‘Harry the Hardworking’! Someone posted something about William always taking the other day and ever since he has become ‘William the Taker’ in my mind.

        @ SmokeyBlues – Mary is another loaded one. Too bad “Catherine” is already spoken for.

      • Christina says:

        @Mich

        Have there been any Princess Mary’s of late? I don’t think it would be a favourite with the Windsors because of its obvious Catholic connotations.

        Anyway, what if it’s a boy?

      • Mich says:

        Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (I think). And then, of course, the Queen’s grandmother. I mentally associate royal Mary’s with bloody religious purges. Should probably update my thinking.

        Boys names? Not a clue! Suburbanhousewife has some great girl’s names below though.

      • LAK says:

        @Smokingblue – most people don’t trouble themselves with the reality of Victoria. She is a celebrated and beloved Queen, Britannia ruling the waves and all that.

        @Mich – our current Queen is also a mary though she doesn’t use it. And Catherine to me = protestant massacres and horses so I should update my thinking. LOL

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        A funny thing about the Marys. Mary II jointly held the crown with her husband William of Orange pretty much on the platform of ‘Keep The Realm Popeless’, taking the crown from Catholic Uncle James. But neither Tudor not Stuart were taken by smallpox in their early 30s, nor was M2′s marriage a disaster, so it seems that the two older queens reign supreme in A History Of Bat-Shittery.

        You know, Edward III’s wife was named Philippa.

    • LadyMTL says:

      TBH I think it’s because of all of the drama associated with the name, more than the fact that it was William’s mother’s name. From what I’ve read (I’m a bit of an Anglophile but hey, my bf is British) Diana wasn’t exactly loved by a lot of members of the royal family, other than her kids ofc. So I tend to agree with Kaiser in that it’s kind of creepy…I’d go with Diana as a middle name, personally.

      • TrustMeOnThis says:

        I love how no one cares what names they might choose for a boy but there are dozens of comments on the girl names. I suspect, if she has a girl, that Diana will be a middle name but probably not the first name.

        I also love how Kaiser thinks it would be so awful and unfair for a little princess to be compared to Diana all the time, but is ok with doing exactly that to Kate. I get that you don’t like her, and that you love to bash her, but you’re being a bit hypocritical here.

  7. Angelic 20 says:

    You need to be careful OTHERWISE otherwise your posters will start saying that you are a snob who don’t admirer or can’t see the light coming out of her assbecause she is a commoner and you think why not me, you jealous hater.

    I really hope that Diana will not a first name. Kate is already expected to be like her by media for example every sugary article about get ends with she will do this just like Diana used to or just like Diana wanted them to be normal or Diana would be proud, Diana this Diana that. She has not carved her own identity and still wearing Diana’s ring not hers. People either degrade Diana’s work to praise her or they try to call her crazy to praise her but at the end of the media wants and craves another seller looks Diana which Kate is failing at. if the name Diana is associated with this child I don’t think she will ever be able to have her personality. Diana’s ghost is brought up in every article of W&K and I hope they will not do this to their own child.

    Again I wish Kate all the best and hope she have a safe, healthy pregnancy and baby.

  8. Mare says:

    No offense but I think most of your articles about Kate fall flat. Her job is not sitting in some office 8 or more hours a day or something similarly hard. Her job is making appearances, smiling, chit-chatting, being nice to people etc. I’m sure that can be unpleasant too, I know I would hate to do it, but it’s still nothing compared to “normal” jobs. And from all the photos we’ve seen past two years I would say it’s pretty obvious she loves it. She loves the attention. So why would she try so hard to avoid it? After wanting this for so many years, why would she stay closed in her home not being seen for weeks (I’m talking about pre-pregnancy period), not being able to show her clothes or hair blowout?

    • Alexandra Bananarama says:

      Mare Kate chased down William. Not the job that comes with it. If she was even a little bit intrigued by the work she would have researched charities or causes to champion.

      Instead she takes to lightest load possible and often cancels appearances to go shopping or vacationing.

      She is an exhibitionist. We do agree there.

      And lastly, their pr is often trying to make us believe she’s a homebody who saves money, makes her own jam and sausage and food shops herself to cook her husband a healthy home cooked meal. and then her actions are the complete opposite. It is frustrating. More to others than myself, but still frustrating

      • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

        Agree with you. She does not genuinely enjoy charity work or appearances, except well getting all dolled up in a new dress every time and the attention that comes with that. If she were even half-way passionate about charity, she would have been doing loads more work up til now. I would like to see a chart that documents how many hours, over the past 18 months, she has invested in shopping, beauty appointments and vacationing compared to hours spent on royal duties…I think that would open the eyes of any remaining “Kate Fan Girls.”

    • Lucy says:

      I honestly don’t get the Kate hate, sooo many women who marry men that have money stay home and don’t work. She married a friggin prince for christ sake, did we really expect her to live in 1 bedroom flat and work a 9-5 job in a office? She’s royalty now, that’s what they do they have money and servants and prance around with their expensive breed of dogs and eat 5 star meals and go on extravagant vacations. If we were all in her place we would do the exact same thing.

      • Mich says:

        Speak for yourself. Positions reversed, I most certainly would not be leading my life the way she is. As it stands, I regularly do more community service for free in my adopted country than she does in the one that a) she will one day be Queen of and b) helps support her glamorous lifestyle.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        Yes she married a prince and gets to live pretty much where ever she wants. She gets all of this and does very little to earn it. This is all sort of fine.
        What I don’t care for is she’s a bad role model for young girls that are looking up to her. She’s fought hard for a position to do good, but won’t use it. IMO apathy is a terrible trait.

        And no. We would not all do as she does in the same situation. Some of use would find a cause or charity or work in some substantial capacity or we would drive ourselves mad with boredom!

        But this is all Kate knows and does. She’s never worked an actual job without special priority. Her parents have always covered her rent when she lived away from home. Life has been good to her and she gives nothing back unless she gets to dress up. I hate to think this is what girls are aspiring to.

      • LAK says:

        She married a prince WITH PUBLIC DUTIES!!!!why is that so hard to understand? Stephanie of Luxemborg who married in October is already at her duties. Ditto the runaway bride of Monaco, Queen of Bhutan etc all married Princes with PUBLIC DUTIES. Hell monaco may be self medicating to do her duties but no one expects any less of them nor are they excused.

        If she wanted a Princely title without Duties, plenty of those about eg Nicholas of Greece could have been a contender or plenty of Russian/German/Arab titles WITHOUT public duties and rolling in the money.

        If she wanted an English ducal title with money and NO PUBLIC DUTIES, plenty of them within her age range hanging about.

        You don’t marry a public servant, whose job requires you to participate in that public servitude and then cry foal or not fair.

      • bluhare says:

        Which is why giving back would be a nice gesture from Kate.

        Although, in fairness, wasn’t she quoted as saying she volunteers with the Boy Scouts or something?

      • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

        I agree with you Lucy. She’s a PRINCESS (or duchess, whatever) for cripe’s sake! Do even royal women have to be all things to all people now? Her job is to poop out heirs and look good doing it. End of story.
        If you remember, even Diana didn’t maniacally throw herself into the charitable causes until her “heir and a spare” were up and running.

        And if charitable duties are so important to them, maybe all the Kate haters should be volunteering at soup kitchens right now instead of bashing the pregnant princess on gossip sites all day! ;-D

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        MAjr Ugh! just ugh! I assume you think i’m a kate hater.

        There is no reason the diana card can ever be played to defend kate. No reason! Except the fact that they married into the same family there is nothing these 2 women have in common. End of story.

        And I do volunteer. I work, volunteer, tutor, and I dislike what Kate is. An apathetic person in a position to do good. A person who’s only concerns are herself and her husband.

        Her job is to produce an heir and spare, fine. So, she will do the bare minimum, but I will be no fan of a woman who does not find a joy in a hard days work or making a positive difference in another’s life.

        End rant.

      • Mich says:

        @ Alexandra Bananarama

        You’ve just ranted to someone who’s screen moniker pays homage to the epitome of entitled, pampered royalty. The irony that said honoree was so hated by her people that they chopped off her head is actually quite amusing in this context.

  9. LucyS says:

    I still think Jessica Hay is full of crap.

  10. mln76 says:

    All this hubbub about a baby that probably won’t be on the throne til we are all six feet under. I doubt she will make many appearances when she does emerge what a zoo it will be.

  11. Loulou says:

    I think they want to feed the Diana myth because it keeps the monarchy as a heart-string puller. All of this seems contrived. And twins? That’s what you get from IVF usually, and “it would be a dream come true for them to have a boy and a girl”? Another indicator they may have customized their order at the clinic.

  12. francesca says:

    I honestly feel so sorry for her. Being sick while pregnant is horrible and miserable and steals any joy you might have thought you’d be experiencing. It’s like it takes this very special time and turns it into a nightmare you just want to get over with.

  13. Phoebe says:

    Isn’t she only like 20 minutes pregnant?

    Also, Lou Lou, I think gender selection (PGD) is illegal in the UK. That’s why the beckhams came over here to do it for lil Harper ;)

  14. Darlene says:

    I still love her, love them, would be thrilled if they named their daughter Diana.

  15. The Original Mia says:

    Oh, no! She’ll have to see the movie in the theater! Seriously?

    Does it really matter if they know the sex or not? I’m sure they’ll have the names picked out already.

  16. Jess says:

    I thought it was understood that they cleared her schedule for the forseeable future. Why announce every single cancellation? Didn’t we know this already? HG is serious. She needs to rest and not overdo it.

  17. Less is More says:

    Re- part time nanny story; it makes perfect sense since Kate appears as Duchess Dolittle the second (the first being Fergie)

    Re- RN found hanged; was she Muslim? Self- inflicted honour killing?

    Re- Baby girl named Diana; use your brain. QE2 will be long gone by the time she’d be Queen. It’s a passive aggressive way to stick it to his loser father Charles.

  18. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Diana will be a middle name. I would add Alexandra to the mix for a possible first. If. Kate’s mom is to be honored it will be as Caroline. “Carole” is way too prole.

    Another ancient royal name that could be revived plus it is newly trendy–Matilda. The empress Matilda was the rightful heir to her father Henry I and mother of Henry Ii.

    Also love Georgianna.

  19. Cecada says:

    My daughter had Hyperemesis Gravidarum throughout her pregnancy. It was horrible: she shrunk to about 90 pounds and had to have a PEG tube in her stomach in order to provide her and the baby with nutrition because she couldn’t keep anything down. It was hard to find sympathy, too. Most people assumed she was doing this to herself. Most people just thought she had an eating disorder; didn’t want to gain weight during pregnancy or something.

    But in fact she was very sick. She was diagnosed with Crohns shortly after giving birth – that explained a hell of a lot – and has since had about 6 inches of diseased bowel surgically removed. She now has to undergo regular treatment to subdue her Crohns, and probably will be for the rest of her life.

    So you know this is a real thing, and it can be very serious. I teared up again just thinking back on watching my daughter basically starve while pregnant…

    And yes my grandbaby is FINE, btw. Perfectly healthy and growing like a weed.

  20. PoliteTeaSipper says:

    All I can think is what a douche of a “friend”.

  21. cynicalsmirk says:

    All other issues aside, I feel sorry for her. I loathe vomiting, and was always so thankful I didn’t suffer through morning (or all-day and all-night) sickness. Carrying this baby to term is her one true job, I imagine puking her guts out constantly makes her worry for its health.

  22. Malificent says:

    I’m such a geek, I would show up for the Hobbit premiere — even if I was puking in the aisles….

  23. stephanie says:

    I like her because she’s pretty and classy and I love her clothes, not because I think she has a great work ethic.

  24. bettyrose says:

    There is nothing, NOTHING, that would stop me from hanging out with SIR Ian McKellan, but I’m not prego with the heir to the British empire.

  25. Paige says:

    I really like these two and don’t understand the hate that’s directed towards them. Marrying into the royal family would be difficult and Kate has done a fabulous job so far. A natural!

  26. LAK says:

    This is all tabloid speculation, but seriously William’s Diana obsession is creepy. Creepy, creepy, creepy!

    Making Kate re-live and do over his Diana failings/rescue scenerios is creepy,creepy,creepy!

    I can’t believe Kate wants him THIS much that she’ll happily Rebecca herself in this way.

    Really we should be re-printing those freekate tshirts. Except the kate in question is Middleton rather then Holmes. Let’s hope she’s got a savvy team like Holmes that will eventually extricate her with her child.

    • lolipop says:

      I hope kate will runaway someday. This pressure is unbearable for any normal human being.
      Come on Kate, you are a smart woman, you have a degree, you have a warm and loving family. You deserve a bttr life, and it’s not in the firm.

      • Belle says:

        Are you serious? You think she deserves a better life? Kate knew exactly what she was signing up for, and to suggest she is somehow a victim, trapped in her royal life is nonsense. I’m not suggesting there are no pressures… I’m sure there are many, but Kate was involved with William for far too long to be ignorant of what her life would be like once they married.

    • Bored suburbanhousewife says:

      @LAK please expand on this! What do you think is driving William here? Do you agree with India’s theory up thread that he is an angry vituperative person?

      This actually rings true. He seems filled with resentment about his position, terribly put upon.
      Perhaps he would be happier to stand aside?

      I’ve also wondered if he felt racked with guilt about the fact he probably was deeply angry at his mom when he learned of her death. We know he was furious with her, embarrassed over the tv interview she did. I also think he was horrified by his holiday with Diana on the Fayed yacht–mortifying to any adolescent boy to watch his scantily clad mom being pawed by a sketchy greasy coke head layabout with suspect motives all before the international tabloid press. Imagine the humiliation he faced on his return to Eton not to mention his reunion with the RF at Balmoral right aft. After, he probably felt guilt stricken.

      • bluhare says:

        Yeah, LAK, expand! It’s got a real oedipal thing going on.

        PS Excellent use of Rebecca!!!

      • LAK says:

        goodness, where to start? The answer is a mixture of so many things, but i think the root cause may lie in his promise to take care of and protect Diana, when he was a child.

        Firstly, have you noticed that many of his patronages were Diana patronages?

        My theory about his Diana obsession began with the engagement. Those words ‘He wanted Kate and Diana to be put together…’ at the time seemed sweet, but with hindsight, very revealing. The commemorative booklet had so many pictures of Diana, it felt like her wedding. The wedding itself was practically an homage to Diana, full of her favourite hymns, flowers etc. Since then Kate wears her Sapphires, at nearly all her engagements, occasionally mimics gestures and speech patterns [not talking about accent], this latest peekaboo hairstyle etc. And William never fails to bring up Diana in relation to Kate, especially when he feels she is being attacked. This weds Kate further to Diana. He always describes his intended course of action in terms of being protective and or rescuing Kate. Kate reciprocates by telling everyone that ‘he looks after her.’

        In answer to your question re: why he is resentful of his position, that was there even as a child. Many biographers say he always said he didn’t want to be King, even as a child. The odd thing though was that he clearly only understood Kingship in terms of his personal whims, so he would threaten them with the sack as an act of Kingship. I think as he has grown, and seen how restricting the position is with regards his personal whims, it has made him resentful and reinforced that childhood desire. And he doesn’t have the imagination to do it differently or make it work for him like all the other royals have. Harry sees it as opportunity and a privilege and acts accordingly, Vegas aside, whereas William just sees it as curtailing his personal whims.

  27. DeltaJuliet says:

    I’ve been in the same boat as her (TWICE) and all I’m going to say is she is lucky all she has to worry about is missing movies, and having her staff call to cancel “engagements”. If she had a real job, that she needed to support her family, I might feel a little more sympathy.

    • RN says:

      Why can’t she have some sympathy just because she’s a fellow human being who is suffering? Does her current station in life protect her magically against ever suffering a hardship again? Does her suffering somehow need to be “earned”?

      As per your line of thinking, all wealthy people should be scorned when tragedy befalls them. Except a mother with loads of money still cries bitter tears when her child dies, and a wealthy CEO still mourns the loss of a parent.

      • Alexandra Bananarama says:

        We’re not wishing her tragedy! We, or i’m pretty sure most of us wish her and her unborn well! Don’t take it to extremes RN!

        As I said on this or another thread. It’s just hard for some of us to feel sympathy for her when she’s always painted as a woman against all odds, always in pain and suffering to just live a simple life in wales with her military husband.

        She has it very easy and she’s always had it that way, but does nothing to help others. And yes, she is in a position where can can and should help others.

        Sympathy runs dry for a person who’s pr team cries wolf so often. It’s not because she’s rich, or married to a prince, or whatever there is that the “haters” are suppose to be “jealous” of. It’s because of her clear and undeniable apathy for others. And no, i’m not inside her mind, but actions speak louder… blah blah. You get the point. Or at least I hope you do.

    • Belle says:

      You are right DeltaJuliet, that Kate is lucky she has a staff to assist her and doesn’t have the additional stress and worry of a ‘real job’. Having said that, I too went through this (TWICE)… and I can’t imagine anyone going through it and feeling nothing but sympathy for someone else who is dealing with it.

      Oh and ftr… I am not a Kate fan… at all.

    • DeltaJuliet says:

      Thanks Alexandra Bananarama for getting my point.

      Geez Lousie, I said I might feel a little MORE sympathy for her. Of course I feel bad, as I can relate to throwing up all hours of the day, for the ENTIRE pregnancy. I was merely stating that she is fortunate to not have to worry about the rest of her life and can concentrate on herself, rather than worrying about the things that MOST of us do have to worry about. She’s lucky she’s missing movie premieres and not worrying about how she’s going to heat her house and pay her mortgage because she can’t stay out of the bathroom long enough to do her job.

  28. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I’m one of the people who don’t like or respect William and Kate. I think they’re lazy, self-entitled jerks, and not very intelligent either. Plus, they lie to the public about how much work they do.

    But I honestly think Kate looks much happier now that she’s pregnant. Her smile looks real, and not her usual scary/crazy smile. Whether that’s because she thinks it cements her place in the royal family (it doesn’t), or because she genuinely wanted kids, I wouldn’t know. But she does look happier. Maybe she’ll be content with her life and herself now, and be able to kick the eating disorder.

  29. KellyinSeattle says:

    I like Kate, and I know she knew what she was getting into, but for all sanity’s sake, I could not sleep with Wills…*closing my eyes and thinking of something else – perhaps Lincoln*

  30. Smaug says:

    I want to know why William canelled his RAF duties to ‘takecare of Kate’ but is completely fine going to a movie premier. Does Kate not need taking care of anymore?

  31. RobN says:

    I guess I’m a Kate Defender but I don’t struggle at all to find something nice to say about her. I don’t feel the need to praise her for anything although I do think she seems quite likeable, all things considered, and I don’t really care whether she works a little or a lot and don’t quite understand why anybody else cares, either.

    • LAK says:

      I speak only for myself as a WK critic.

      It’s the lying that annoys me above all else. That’s the bottom line for me.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Yes, it’s the lying. Apparently, William and Kate THEMSELVES believe that public duties are important, or they wouldn’t feel compelled to lie about it. They couldn’t complete their Paralympic duties because William had RAF duties? No, they were vacationing in France. If THEY think explaining/lying about their work ethic is important, then why shouldn’t we consider it important too?

      Plus, it’s insulting to me and the rest of the public that they think women are only good for being doormats and Barbie dolls. Kate hasn’t impressed us with her work ethic, like Princess Ann or the Queen. She hasn’t shown empathy and caring for the less fortunate like Diana. No, the only reason we’re supposed to like her is because she wears designer clothes, artificially whitens her teeth, starves herself to a size zero, piles on the pancake makeup, and basically acts (or is it acting?) the superficial simpleton. In this day and age, that’s a terrible imagine to project.

      I didn’t come up with, and don’t believe in, the idea of inherited titles and positions. But as long as the members of the royal family, or other peerages, are going to accept the benefits of that system, then they better accept the duties and criticism that comes with it. Or, they can disclaim their titles and position. But THAT will never happen, because I believe they really are spoiled, self-entitled, lazy jerks.

  32. Suze says:

    Jessica Hay may have had some vague inside knowledge of the pregnancy, which she married to some inventive story telling to come up with this latest.

    I just don’t buy that the Middletons or Kate herself is feeding information to her – I don’t think they’d risk it.

    Most of it is just tabloid frenzy. The only thing that I do believe is that Kate is pretty sick right now. She should rest. She has a legit reason.

    I bet 1,000 dollars to Kate’s favorite charity that – if the baby is a girl – the first name will not be Diana. They’ll stick it in there somewhere but there won’t be Queen Diana in the future.

  33. Anne says:

    She MUST be really sick. She canceled a fun Hollywood event!

  34. LadyConstance says:

    William adored his Mum, I disagree that it was creepy to give Kate her ring. Diana loved her ring, she chose it herself, and wore it after her divorce. William stated he gave it to Kate, to feel like his Mum had a part in his wedding. I think Wills is still saddened by the fact the Royals want to forget Diana. William, the boy who will be King, isn’t going to let that happen, and I think Diana as a first name is highly likely.