Did Prince William & Duchess Kate spend any time together for their anniversary?

As we discussed briefly yesterday – in between jelly h8r rants about hemlines! – Prince William and Duchess Kate did NOT seem to spend their second wedding anniversary together. William was reportedly in Wales, on duty at the RAF and Kate was in Winchester, making an appearance on behalf of one of her charity patronages.

Given the recent reports of physical distance between William and Kate, it does make me wonder what’s really going on. First there were stories about Kate wanting to go back home to live with her parents after she gave birth, then this weekend there was a story about Kate wanting to move back home BEFORE she gave birth. William, meanwhile, has yet to formally resign from the RAF, although every media outlet knows it’s coming so I don’t know what he’s waiting for. What I do know is that Kate is looking like the “hard worker” (relatively speaking) of the couple, as she’s undertaken so many solo ventures lately while William has been largely absent. So, what’s up? Are they already pretty much living apart? A lot of aristocratic couples do that, but usually it takes years to get into that kind “separate lives” groove. Then again, Will & Kate have been together for more than a decade already.

So, did they get to spend any time together for their anniversary? Us Weekly says yes, they did, but they just celebrated early. Sure.

Two years down, a lifetime to go. On this date, April 29, in 2011, the world watched a real-life fairy tale come true when Prince William married his longtime love, Kate Middleton, in an extravagant royal wedding at Westminster Abbey. Now, 24 months later, the happy couple are celebrating not just their second anniversary, but also the upcoming birth of their first child, heir to the British throne.

A rep for St. James’s Palace says, “I’m afraid we’re not giving any details on their anniversary plans, as [they are] private.” However, a source tells Us Weekly that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge already celebrated the special occasion, in anticipation of William, 30, being away on the actual wedding date because of his Royal Air Force duties.

“Today is, by tradition, their paper anniversary,” one insider tells Us. (In the U.K., the first anniversary is cotton; the second is paper.) “And yes, they have bought each other appropriate gifts.”

A second source says the Prince and his six-months-pregnant wife enjoyed a romantic dinner together in London on Friday, April 26, after finishing up their tour of the Harry Potter and Batman exhibits at Warner Bros. Studios. They were joined on the tour by Prince Harry but left without him in a Jaguar XJ. Following dinner, William went back to Anglesey, Wales, to resume his job as an RAF pilot. He will remain there on Monday.

Middleton will not be spending her anniversary alone, however. She’s currently visiting with kids and their families at Naomi House Children’s Hospice in Hampshire, England, as part of Children’s Hospice Week 2013.

[From Us Weekly]

My first thought was that they managed to sneak away on a mini-vacation while no one was looking. Perhaps a weekend away, financed by the Middletons? Usually we hear about those minibreaks though – but there’s a possibility that Kate and William have gotten smarter about sneaking around to go on holiday. Of course it’s just as possible that they barely did anything to celebrate their anniversary. Like, maybe Kate cooked and they watched the telly.

The “cotton/paper” thing threw me for a loop by the way – in America, the first anniversary is paper, not the second. Do you know what the third anniversary is? LEATHER. William should just go ahead and get her a leather miniskirt right now.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Tiffany27 says:

    I’m sorry what is the “paper/cotton/leather” thing?

  2. GoodCapon says:

    In other and more important news, Willem-Alexander will be inaugurated as the King today!

    • Sachi says:

      It’s already happening, GoodCapon! Lots of bling.

      Lots of great gowns! They’re about to show Max and WA’s arrival!!!

      I can’t care too much about W&K right now. I’m watching my first coronation live on Youtube. ;) :D

      • LAK says:

        The jewelry pron from last night!!!! Heaven.

      • Sachi says:

        LAK – yes, last night was awesome! Lots of great bling. My favorite was Letizia of Spain’s floral tiara.

        But Max knocked it out of the park today. She looks awesome with the biggest sapphire brooch and the Mellerio tiara! :D

        Queen Maxima:
        http://www.heberger-image.fr/data/images/69769_Screenshot_1.jpg

        Prince Charles’s “peer” in the Netherlands now is a 10-year old Princess, Amalia. Will William and Kate have to curtsey to her if/when they meet since Amalia now outranks them as Princess of Orange?

      • GoodCapon says:

        Lots and lots and lots and lots of bling Sachi!! :D

        Maxima looks gorgeous, I can almost forgive her for looking very smug today :D

        No wait, scratch that – I think she looks really nervous hence the smile plastered on her face

      • LAK says:

        Sachi – yes. As long as Amalia is Princess of Orange [POO!!! :) ] whilst William remains the POW’s heir rather than POW, she outranks him and he would have to bow to her.

        Maxima looks fabulous. I thought i preferred the one colour clear diamond Tiaras, but i really like the multi-coloured tiaras that the Europeans pull out of the vaults. They seem more fun and whimsical.

        I think of the many tiaras our Queen has which i adore and i am properly jealous of is the girls of great Britain and England.

        On a horrendously superficial note, the new King sort of looks like Donald Trump….eek!!!

      • backwards says:

        They all look fantastic! How adorable are those 3 princesses!

      • GoodCapon says:

        I agree backwards, they all look good in
        blue!

        It’s nice to see Bea doting on her grandkids. I think she’s a wonderful granny.

      • Sachi says:

        LAK – imagine if Amalia and W&K do meet, although I think that will be years in the making, as I don’t think Amalia will accompany her parents to State Visits or W&K will visit Netherlands soon. :)

        Maxima is a joy for royal watchers who want the bling to come out! She always takes out the pieces that haven’t been seen in a long time, kept in the Dutch royal vault. Rightfully so, since the Dutch royals has the 3rd best collection of jewels, 2nd is the Swedish royals.

        The nice thing about the Dutch jewels and Dutch royal family is that they share their jewels. Princess (so weird not to call her Queen) Beatrix has never been stingy about the women in her family taking jewels out of the vault.

        And yes, IMO the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland is the best tiara to ever exist! :D

        Willem-Alexander looks a bit too goofy to ever be stately and regal, but I think he’s a good man and will make a great King. He has an amazing role model. ;)

      • GoodCapon says:

        You have to wonder what Charles is feeling right now. After this his peer is going to be someone 50 years younger than him.

      • GoodCapon says:

        LAK, I’m laughing at your Donald Trump comment!

        And yes, Willem may look goofy but when he speaks it is with authority.

      • lin234 says:

        Sachi- Does England come at #1 for jewels? Because the diamonds Max is wearing with the strapless red dress are bigger and better than any jewelry I’ve seen from any of the royals. That tiara is INSANE. I’ve never seen so many big diamonds all in one picture before.

        And wow, Charless suddenly looks super old in those pictures. Especially if you haven’t seen him in pictures for a while.

        And last, it nice to see teeth that aren’t veneered and blinding white. It’s refreshing to see natural teeth.

      • LAK says:

        GoodCapon – And he can’t send her out of the room if she’s being naughty!!!!

        lin234 – I would say Britain is tops for jewels. Queens Alexandra and Mary were very magpie about it and purchased alot from displaced European Monarchies as well as keeping Cartier in business. What we see on the Queen at opening of Parliamant is practically nude when compared to the amount and size of jewels that those 2 ladies gadded about in.

        Alot of the jewels belonging to French Aristocrats and Royal families also ended up in the hands of many British Aristocrat hands during the French Revolution.

        As sad as it will be to lose EIIR, i can’t wait for the coronation of Charles. It’s a white tie event requiring wall to wall bling and tiaras from everyone, not just the royals.

      • Sachi says:

        lin234 – as LAK said, the British royals are #1 for jewels.

        I don’t remember the website, but there is an online “archive” of the British jewels and it is amazing to see all the pieces that were passed down from Queen to Queen, the jewels that were brought to the family through royal-royal marriages, as well as all the jewels that HM Queen Elizabeth II received from a lot of countries in all 60plus years of reign. It is amazing.

        The Swedish royals are 2nd. They have more variety of jewels from amethysts to emeralds. Check out Queen Silvia through the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies since the 1970s. She has showcased almost all of the Swedish royals’ jewels. ;)

      • Lynn says:

        Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is just perfect! She always gets it right in my eyes! Beautiful last night in purple and beautiful today in that oat/wheat coloured outfit!

      • Hakura says:

        @LAK – “Queens Alexandra and Mary were very magpie about it….

        I love that, being ‘magpie’. A clever comparison I never even thought of. I’m obsessed w/sparkly jewelry, & my mom calls me ‘dead fish‘, bc a lot of fishing lures are shiny to attract them. xD

        @Sachi – If you do find it, please share! I *love* to see all the amazing jewelry in one place =)

    • kibbles says:

      I am more interested in Willem-Alexander and his family more than Will and Kate. Too bad the American media is only focused on the British royals.

    • L says:

      Lots and lots of royal fashion and bling! We need a post on that methinks.

      And holy moly-Maxima looked AWESOME. That blue dress was amazing.

      There’s a whole slew of dresses/tiaras from the state dinner-what the heck was Camilla wearing? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316988/Queen-Beatrix-Netherlands-abdicates-Thousands-Dutch-turn-monarch-sign-away-throne.html

      • GoodCapon says:

        In case Kaiser doesn’t make a thread *wink wink* we can always overtake this one, LOL :D

      • Faye says:

        Thanks for the link – so many awesome pictures! I need a tiara, I think. Can’t decide which of Maxima’s to steal — the sapphire and diamond one, the ruby and diamond one she’s wearing with the berry-colored dress, or the one that looks like a necklace of diamond circles? Hmmm . . .

        Also, how adorable is that pic of the new royal couple and their three girls waving from the balcony — so cute!

        On a shallow note, can I just say how HolyCowGorgeous Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain are? Seriously, they look like a soap-opera couple.

        Love this quote from the departing queen: “‘My mother taught me that being queen is a position that you carry around with you day and night,’ she said once. ‘You can never forget about it, not for a moment.’”

        I wish all the current royals followed that advice. Ahem. That’s all I’m saying about that.

      • GoodCapon says:

        Felipe and Leti always look great! I think Kate should look at Leti for tips on how to look appropriate yet still mean business on royal events.

        Mathilde looks great too. Shaking my head at the whale that plopped itself on Stephanie’s head.

        But Max is the ‘second’ star of the show today.

      • LAK says:

        Faye – i like the plain necklace like tiara. it’s easy enough to wear as both without looking too much.

    • Suze says:

      Royaloonie alert – don’t read further if you hate over-investment in all things royal.

      Max conquered her hair problem and wore the tiara proudly! I agree she’s equal parts smug and nervous in that link but I forgive her because of the great shot of bling.

      Their daughters were so pretty, too.

      Everyone looked emotional and sad and happy at the same time.

      And the bling from last nigh – loved Camilla, btw, and she’s not typically one of my favs, and Letizia was incredible.

      I love Queen (now Princess) Bea so much. Will miss her on the royal stage.

      • Sachi says:

        It makes me sad that Prince Friso couldn’t be there. It had to have affected Willem-Alexander and the whole family to not have Friso there with them. :( Such tragedy.

        Amalia is now a little lady. I still remember when she was 2 years old and she was running around amusing photographers. Now she’s Charles’s peer. It was also interesting to see her and her sisters walking ahead of Princess (so weird to call her that) Beatrix and the rest of the Dutch royals. Amalia and her sisters outrank them now.

        And yes, Letizia is exquisite. Beautiful face and perfect outfit. Almost always the best-dressed guest. Effortlessly beautiful.

      • Suze says:

        I know, Sachi. That whole situation is so sad.

    • GoodCapon says:

      I’m starting a new mini-comment :D

      Does anyone know if Leti’s gown is a repeat? I remember she wore something like this one recently.

      SO happy to see Masako there.

      • Sachi says:

        Nope, Letizia’s gown is new. The designer is the same. Felipe Varela. He’s been her go-to designer for years. His designs are not spectacular but it works for Letizia and he knows how to tailor the clothes to fit her perfectly. You can tell Letizia’s gowns are made just for her and never looks off-the-rack. We talk about it a lot, but here it is anyway: the hemline. Varela’s gowns for Letizia always have the right hemline for her.

        His designs for her are very similar, but Letizia always takes it into another level and manages to look great even with the smallest of bling. I think she’s just wearing her diamond wedding earrings today.

        You’ll never notice, though, since the beading of her dress is beautiful.

        Seriously:
        http://hcd-1.imgbox.com/abiEtvvP.jpg?st=Jo1VsMGWXOeobUmgkDL6dw&e=1367331625

        Gorgeous. Just everything is gorgeous. :D Nothing beats the detailing and design of Spanish lace, and the colour suits Letizia’s skin tone. I don’t think there’s a colour/shade that she can’t carry.

      • Thinker says:

        Letizia can really throw down in the fashion department. The lady is on another playing field! Her tiara is one of my favorites, but I agree with everyone above that the tiara pr0n is making me nuts!

        Wonder if Queen Beatrix’s (love this name) abdication makes Charles think of what he will do one day to pass on the throne. It’s a bit awkward, old Camilla is closer in age to Beatrix than she is to Maxima. That “new generation” inheriting the throne doesn’t really include Charles.

        Then again, I don’t know if a British sovereign could resign and keep face; after all their motto is: Keep Calm & Carry On!

  3. Apples says:

    I just don’t think anniversaries are such a big deal. I don’t believe a word US Weekly says so, I’m sure they will celebrate next week or something.

    • Eleonor says:

      me too. In 7 years with my boyfriend we have never celebreted anniversary. We have bought a fancy bottle of wine, or a cake, but really nothing special. It’s not a big deal if one of us is away for work, or is out with friends. We live together, we have 365 days to celebrate.

    • Suze says:

      I agree, it’s not a big deal. Lots of couples skim over the day itself and either celebrate later or not at all, depending on their inclinations.

      And, hey, they are both WORKING which brings great gladness to my cold hard heart.

    • littlestar says:

      I agree, and they probably seem like even less of a big deal after 10 years together as a couple. My fiancé and I use “anniversaries” as an excuse to go out to a fancy restaurant to eat, or make a yummy splurge dinner at home. Either than that, we don’t do presents or anything else.

      Side note, William and Kate seem to be really happy and comfortable together in those Harry Potter pictures above, so I doubt there’s much to them spending their anniversary apart.

  4. GoodCapon says:

    I don’t mind that they’re not together on their anniversary, no couple could be joined at the hip all the time.

    What I’m curious about are their living arrangements. William is almost always at Anglesey while there are Twitter sightings of Kate all the time around Berks and London. Never at Wales. If she were there then people would no doubt tweet about it!

    It pretty much debunks the ‘she’s a humble wife living in a 5-bedroom cottage at Anglesey’ spin. Methinks she can’t handle living in the middle of nowhere with no easy access to Topshop and Zara.

  5. kibbles says:

    It may be their 2nd wedding anniversary, but it is technically their 12th anniversary since they first met. They act like a boring old couple and it shows whenever they do public events together.

    Most of us who don’t wear rose colored glasses know that this is a marriage of convenience. Kate got what she wanted after waiting 10 years and knows the baby will cement her position in the Royal Family for as long as she wants. William looks so over it but is probably satisfied with his choice of wife because she fulfills the basic duties of a royal spouse which is to breed and look pretty for the cameras.

    Yes, aristocratic couples and people who marry for money and power know what they are getting themselves into. It wouldn’t surprise me if they didn’t spend their anniversary together. Does it matter? They will remain married and continue their royal duties of showing off their baby when it’s born and visiting charities for a few photo ops each month. It really doesn’t matter if they already have problems in their marriage because most of here know that Kate isn’t going to divorce William any time soon.

  6. lin234 says:

    I think this is the real reason why Will’s contributed around a million dollars or more on the Middleton’s new house. After all, it doesn’t make sense that the Middleton’s need help financially from their son-in-law for a bigger place if it’s just the two of them. Especially since Carole has that rich brother to ask for money.

    Kate and Will’s probably have a arrangement where she spends most of her time at her parents so it makes sense that Will’s contributes to Kate’s new home.

  7. HH says:

    Not spending their anniversary together on the exact day is really not a big deal. If scheduling calls for something different than so be it. I think people are only curious because we don’t see/hear about Will and Kate spending time together except on their vacations (which are with her family 95% of the time). Remember in the beginning when there were pictures of them going on walks and such? Hopefully with the return of polo season we’ll see a little more of them. I don’t think their marriage is “on the rocks” per se, but I do believe that they’ve been together for so long that perhaps certain things became less special.

  8. LAK says:

    The only thing that made me laugh about that report is SJP saying they prefer privacy. I guess they are forgetting this:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/kate-middleton/9082446/Valentines-Day-Prince-William-sends-gifts-to-Duchess-of-Cambridge.html

    no requests for privacy then.

    They’ve been together 12yrs. It’s ridiculous of them to keep pushing this gushy love story. And the more they push it, the more people focus on the arrangements.

  9. Karen says:

    She lives mostly in London. She’s been back to Wales where Will is stationed a handful of times since late last year. They’re living separately. I imagine Wills encouraging Kate to live with her family around the birth, I think he enjoys his space and freedom. And Kate seems like the turn the blind eye, I got the ring, type. Idk. I think they love each other but it’s an unconventional set up that appears to work for them.

  10. Suze says:

    It appears to be the typical British upper class aristo type marriage. The woman hangs out with her family and friends – mostly – and brings up the kids. The man does, well, whatever floats his boat. It’s said that Charles and Camilla live this way.

    It always amazes me that the British upper classes have any kids at all given how little time the couples spend together.

    • Thinker says:

      I made this point yesterday but it was eaten up in the h8ers threads, sigh!

      I agree that it’s becoming more and more obvious Will and Kate have some sort of separate living arrangement. What is very different about Camilla and Charles’s arrangement, is that their separation is because Camilla wanted it that way, where as it seems Will is the one who dictates the separate residences. Like Kate, Camilla does not like royal work, she makes far less appearances than her husband. Mainly though, Camilla has two children and five grandchildren that she prefers to spend time with. Kate has her mother.

      I suspect that the surge of appearances by Kate and the royal bump was calculated by Carole as a way to bring William back into the fold. Its similar to the strategy she employed when William went off for a long weekend with his lads, and Kate “fell ill with HG” at her parents house. Kate is carrying the golden ticket, the heir that will one day overshadow his father the way William overshadows Charles. Carole is positioning Kate to become the publicly perceived family oriented spouse. In some ways, William becomes irrelevant after Kate has a baby. No matter what, that baby will be the next monarch, and Carole Middleton will be rocking that bassinet.

      Maybe I am totally mistaken, but there is no doubt that these appearances are calculated and there are specific motivations behind them.

      • mslewis says:

        So, Carole Middleton schedules the appearances of the Duchess of Cambridge? Thanks for telling me that. I didn’t realize she had that much power.

      • LAK says:

        mslewis – With that literal a reading of @Thinker’s comments, let’s hope you never try for a job that requires strategic thinking and public relations.

        a good example of Strategy and PR to get your way:

        http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/Princess%20Diana%20image%2013.jpg

        cue: everyone immediately says that Diana is alone and loveless, Charles is unfeeling cold fish. nevermind that she insisted on skipping his boring business conference to go see the Taj Mahal. All based on that one photograph. And we now know she was trying to get a particular message across to the public about the state of her marriage without saying a word.

        She completely and repeatedly outfoxed Charles in the media to extent that people still believe him to be that distorted picture she painted.

      • Maggie says:

        LMAO! My cousin is a press photographer for the Royal Family. He’s met William and Kate on several occasions. Rest assured their marriage is in a good state.

      • bluhare says:

        Maggie, and your cousin sees them in their down time as well? If he’s photographing them for public occasions or consumption, then one would think he would see them on their best behavior.

        Are you the person who was calling us all jealous prigs?

      • Maggie says:

        bluhare: I never called anyone in particular a jealous prig. You chose to be offended by that comment. That tells me I touched a nerve. Perhaps that’s how you view yourself. Let me ask you this. How many times have you met them? Ever????

      • bluhare says:

        Maggie, you called people jealous prigs. You make a comment like that, expect to be jumped on for it. And if you don’t like being jumped on for it, then don’t insult people in the first place.

        Totes simples.

      • My2Pence says:

        @ Maggie. You said it right here:

        www(.)celebitchy(.)com/294828/duchess_kate_goes_solo_on_her_second_wedding_anniversary_lovely_or_awkward/

        “Maggie says:
        April 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

        Agree! Jealous priggs!!! ”

        You may not have used a single person’s name, but you seemed to be calling out anyone on this blog who has a different opinion than yours.

      • bluhare says:

        Two Pence, she’s hanging her beanie on the fact that she didn’t name names with the jealous prig comment. Apparently, that makes it OK.

      • Maggie says:

        bluhare: but it’s ok for you and your friends on here to basically call me illiterate trailer trash. You are being rather hypocritical in my opinion. I never singled anyone out. I was stating my opinion based on the comments. You know nothing about me. How about calling a truce and backing off? Perhaps you are a touch overly invested in this couple as are a few others. Lighten up!

      • bluhare says:

        Please show me where I called you illiterate trailer trash.

    • Apsutter says:

      I respect and understand Camilla’s and Charles’s marriage. They both had full rich lives and their own children and homes before they were married. It makes sense to me that they like to spend time apart and engage in their own interests. It is clear that C&C love each other because they pushed for that marriage but they’re both grown people who have their own lives and that’s healthy. Kate just needs to get out there and get some hobbies other than shopping and beauty treatments and make some friends and she would have a much fuller life.

  11. LNG says:

    If they had have spent the day together or taken some sort of vacation to celebrate everyone would have shouted about William skipping out on his work duties and getting special treatment. They did what you all have been yelling at them to do for two years – they WORKED.

  12. Addison says:

    Most of us don’t get days off for our anniversaries either. So they will do something when they are able. It is not a big deal.

    William could have married anyone he wanted. As the royals learned from the Queens children only one of them has not divorced, so it’s better to marry someone you love rather than someone you shoudl. So William could have picked anyone. I doubt he would have picked Kate if he was not in love with her. All this “they are having problems” speculation is boring.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I don’t know that the speculation is “boring” per se but I just find it curious. When the couple are photographed doing royal engagements together they seems very happy and when they have down time apparently they have been photographed sunning themselves sans clothing (which suggests a good relationship). I don’t know what brings the speculation of unhappiness or not being together. I do think that they have more time apart than other couples but as that seems to have been par for the course during their entire relationship, I don’t think that it harbingers a break-up or problems. Just my two cents.

    • Mia says:

      Ita. It would have completely been more socially acceptable for him to marry another royal or someone from the peerage. He had other girlfriends too. But he married a commoner and before that, he stayed with her for a decade. This is definitely a marriage based on love.

  13. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think they both are pretty mature for their ages, esp. compared to most spoiled celebrities.

  14. apsutter says:

    Damn, her legs look great!! I’d kill for stems like that!

  15. RayOfSunshine says:

    Sorry if someone already asked this, there are A LOT of comments and frankly I’m too lazy to skim them (sorry, I just had surgery and am on a Percocet high and my vision is a tad blurry).

    Why is the Netherlands girl Princess Orange??? I’m not a royal expert so I don’t really understand titles.

    • bluhare says:

      They are part of the House of Orange. In fact some British monarchs were part of the House of Orange (like the Queen being head of the House of Windsor). I don’t know all the history, but I bet there’s someone here who can tell you a bit more.

    • My2Pence says:

      Some of the monarchies call the heir Crown Prince or Crown Princess. In other countries, the heir has a particular title (UK = Prince of Wales, Belgium = Duke of Brabant, Spain = Prince of the Asturias, etc.).

      There is a history of the Dutch royal house on their official website which explains the Orange-Nassau bit.

      www(.)koninklijkhuis(.)nl/globale-paginas/taalrubrieken/english/history/

  16. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I agree with others who said they’re not joined at the hip (and they shouldn’t be), so they don’t have to be together ALL the time. Many couples spend time apart, it’s not usually a big deal.

    What I don’t like about W & K’s relationship though, is that it’s not balanced. I think W spends time with his friends away from K (which is fine in itself), but K doesn’t seem to have any friends, so is she alone during all the times W is away? If she likes to be alone, I guess that’s ok too. But she hits me as someone who wants attention, so being alone is not comfortable. Without any friends to spend “apart” time with, no wonder she runs back to her family for comfort. It seems like they’re all she has, which is sad.

    But just because I don’t think they are actually in love doesn’t mean that I think they’re unhappy. Well, I think Kate is unhappy deep down (hence the eating disorder), but happy on the surface. She has money, a title, very little work she’s required to do, and she can spend all her time shopping, dressing up, and having people call her pretty. So I think she’s superficially happy. And I think William is happy because he has the dimwitted doormat for a wife (which is what his father thought he was getting in Diana). So it’s all good.

    • bluhare says:

      I saw somewhere today (probably the Daily Mail) that people are complementing William’s hands and it’s all because he’s massaging lotion on Kates belly and breasts to help with stretch marks. I’d think that would be tough to do from Wales.

  17. Mia says:

    I would so LOVE a hot leather miniskirt! Especially one made of butter soft leather, and on an anniversary…yes please, lol.

    As for Will and Kate, I have a feeling they did something low-key and boring, with Kate being pregnant and Will having to leave soon. I wonder if she got all her nausea under control? I think its cool that Kate wants to be with her family and support system for the birth of her first child. Most people I know usually have their mothers/parents come stay with them for a few days or a couple of weeks after a birth. But if she can get six weeks of time to recover and acclimate, with family helping to take care of the baby, more power to her.

  18. Nancyblue says:

    There appears to be a major PR campaign to make Kate look hard working and popular. A Royal reporter contact for TV said they have been instructed to do this. The DM are certainly only printing mostly sugary sycophantic comments and red arrowing anything negative. What everyone forgets is that there are intelligent thinking people who can see through all the hyperbole.
    You may also like to see Sarah Whalen’s article on the Moses basket jaunt and Harry Potter event
    http://www.bayoubuzz.com/top-stories/item/433525-pregnant-kate-middleton-harry-potter-and-holy-moses-a-baby-bump

  19. Nancyblue says:

    With all the talk of being apart at their anniversary there appears to be a major PR campaign to make everything look good. Prior to Kate moving in with her mother and speculation as to where the baby will actually be born the Mids are being rammed down are throats as the perfect family. This joke PR campaign is actually doing the opposite and making them a laughing stock. It will be very interesting to see where the baby is actually born in the end
    http://www.bayoubuzz.com/buzz/item/435218-where-will-kate-middleton-and-prince-william’s-baby-be-born-a-royal-mystery?