Is Duchess Kate trying to convince Prince Harry to dump Cressida Bonas?

Back in July of last year, Prince Harry started going out with a then 23-year-old blue-blooded heiress named Cressida Bonas. Their relationship is still happening, although I think it was put on “hold” during his Vegas romp and subsequent deployment to Afghanistan. Still, they are together now and the current round of reporting seems to indicate that Harry is really into her but she’s not looking to join the royal family. Which I still don’t believe, but sure.

So what happens when Harry turns to his sister-in-law for advice about Cressida? Well, Duchess Kate has her own agenda, that’s what happens. You see, Cressida’s half-sister is Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, one of the (many) women William dated during one of the (many) breakups he and Kate had. It’s said that William was really “taken” with Isabella and that he even wanted to marry her, but she turned him down. And ever since, Kate has always been especially watchful of any association William has with Isabella and her family. So if Harry married Isabella’s sister? OH NO, thought Kate. That must not happen! So Kate is trying to shut it down:

Prince Harry’s love of a good party is no big secret. But watching his older brother, William, settle so happily into married life has made such an impression on Harry – who’s been dating blonde dance student Cressida Bonas since last summer –may be walking down the aisle himself in the not-too-distant future.

“He’s head over heels for Cressida,” explains a royal source. “He’s determined to make her his princess.”

But not everyone is jumping for joy. While Harry’s aunt Sarah Ferguson is “pushing him to propose as soon as possible,” his sister-in-law Kate Middleton is skeptical of Cressida, 24.

“Kate’s very close to Harry and wants to protect him. She thinks Cressida might be leading him on.”

The thought of life in “the royal fishbowl” does scare Cressida – a British socialite who used to work as a bartender in Australia. The source says, “Her half-sister Isabella turned down William for the same reason.”

That William had an unrequited crush on Isabella is well-known in the couple’s inner circle – and may be contributing to Kate’s less than supportive stance.

“Kate feels William will always have a soft spot for Isabella,” says another insider. Now Kate’s disapproval is distancing her from Harry – and she’s torn.

“She misses hanging out with him. She loves when he asks for her advice… she just wants to make sure Harry knows what he’s doing.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

What is the general thought on whether Harry ever got around to proposing to Chelsy Davy? I think he probably did propose to her (but maybe not with a ring) and that they talked about the possibility of getting married, and she wasn’t into it. So if Harry wants to propose to Cressida, my guess is that he will, with or without encouragement from Kate. And if and when he does, I hope Cressida says yes, if only to see Kate’s face.

A few more Duchess Kate stories – the Enquirer has a weird/dumb one about how William loves to rub cocoa butter on Kate’s pregnant body every night. But I don’t buy it, just because I doubt they’re even spending the night together in the same place all that often. And here’s an even weirder story that’s been making the rounds this week – apparently, the Middleton family inspired universal jealousy amongst the mothers of Kate’s classmates. Because the Middletons had the best name-tape, the best tennis rackets, and the best picnics. It’s a total piece of Middleton-organized fluff, but it makes me think that our friend over at Duchess or Diva is dead-on about the Middletons hiring a PR firm to handle their business these days.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. heidi says:

    Sarah Ferguson would be the last person to listen to. Surely, the royal family will weigh in before he makes any foolish decisions.

  2. teehee says:

    She really does look much better with a softer facial profile. That struck me right away in the first pic.

  3. Faye says:

    Eh, this story sounds like total B.S. I doubt Harry’s ready for marriage yet, and even if he was and discussed it with Kate (as if!), there’s no way for Star magazine to know about it.

    That being said, I’m sure Kate would feel somewhat threatened if Harry married the typical “right” kind of girl, especially if she was a member of nobility. I don’t think she’d like the attention being taken away from her even a little bit. And if it was someone who actually fulfilled her royal duties correctly, Kate would not benefit by a comparison.

    • FLORC says:

      This is really interesting Faye.
      William and Harry are brothers, but opposites. Where Harry seems to throw himself into the military and his Royal duties on top of helping his father with his, William seems timid. He chose the RAF S&R and that is admirable, but his career has been plagued with instances of not taking it seriously and being a headache for the RAF. Harry jumped in and seemed to take his service seriously.

      That being said I think W & H will seek a mirror image of themselves in spouses. William has Kate. And to her credit she’s finally doing what she was suppose to be ages ago., but she is still work shy and disconnected from the people like William.
      Harry (I hope) finds someone that will excite his party side, but know how to act appropriate in public and the value of public service. Maybe it’s Cressida. I kind of hope it’s her.

      Either way Harry goes, the brother’s spouses will be compared to each other and the tab covers will be all about war and jealousy between the 2 women.

      • Faye says:

        I agree that it will be interesting to see who Harry chooses. Even though he’s a party guy, for some reason I do see him as picking a more “traditional” choice when he finally decides to settle down. I don’t know enough about Cressida (I think even the British public doesn’t know much, except for her background), but 23 seems a bit young to take on the responsibilities of royal spouse. Time will tell, I guess!

        You’re right about the tabloids, though. The sisters-in-law could get along famously but every headline will have them tearing each other’s hair out and going at it Dynasty-style.

      • FLORC says:

        Hah! “Dynasty-style”. I had an image of Kate and Cressida in day time ball gown dresses with shoulder pads grabbing at each others hair and eventually falling into the nearby pool. That show was classic!

        I think she’s young too, but she was raised in this life. It’s her “normal”. She’s a dedicated dancer and has attended galas and charity functions before so it wouldn’t be a big deal to dress up and rub elbows to her. That said, I do see comparisons between her and Diana. Aristos, strong work ethic. She may be young, but she could pull it off.

        And I think you see Harry marrying a more traditional girl like I do. He takes his job seriously and needs a mate that knows what she’s in for and can handle herself. Not one that’s new to the life and over indulges in the perks.

      • Faye says:

        FLORC – I agree re Harry. I think he comes off as “wilder” than William, but he seems to have a better work ethic, and in the end he’ll settle down with someone appropriate, once he’s gotten the partying out of his system.

        At least he seems to show some growth in terms of more active involvement in his charities and royal events (with exceptions like the Vegas business). OTOH, William doesn’t seem to have evolved much at all, and he’s certainly not married to someone who’s going to inspire him to do so (not that I believe it’s a woman’s job to “fix” her husband, but I think you take my point).

      • FLORC says:

        They both lost their mother. That is where I think William stopped developing and Harry had to fend for himself not having a blanket protection from negative press articles. We only see this bad side of Harry so that William looks better. If it wasn’t for numerous bar patrons taking cell phone pics of William drunk or not where he’s suppose to be I would never know this. Harry’s Vegas thing wasn’t so bad. Lots of single military men go nuts before a deployment and in comparison this was not that bad. And Harry played it soooo well! He ignored it and worked! Genius!

        Kate was chosen because she understood William doesn’t want her to stand up to him. He’s not going to be told what to do and Kate will not challenge the golden goose.
        I really hoped Kate would feel secure once she had the ring and might turn into a stronger woman. 1 to help him learn to be a better man. Just my wishful thinking I guess.
        I think we’re very much on the same page. You’re echoing my thoughts.

      • Noodles says:

        This is good. I definitely think Harry needs a “fun” girl– but maybe a good fun girl who can help keep him out of trouble.

        While it seems hard to believe, I do really think that a lot of girls do not want to marry into that life. While it can seem glamorous (at least to the person who doesn’t follow all the gossip so closely), I would definitely not want that intense scrutiny.

        I do believe, however, that Kate would secretly be jealous of anyone who could come and steal the limelight away from her. She’s human, after all.

      • molly says:

        yes you are right there, Wills is just like his father – boring. Just hope he has a little more respect for his wife than Charles did !!

    • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

      @ Faye – I think that even if Harry married a “commoner”, Kate would still be somewhat threatened. Anyone Harry chooses is bound to have more substance, intelligence, and drive than Kate and Wills do. There’s no way The Future Mrs. Harry *couldn’t* be compared to Kate without looking like a rose garden unless Kate really stepped it up between here and now.

      That’s actually the only reason I care to see Harry get engaged – I just want to see the inevitable woman who knows how to get it done, finally. Hopefully. :/

      • Faye says:

        True, but wouldn’t it be even more fun if it was a blue-blood? That’s the one thing the Middleton money can’t buy, no matter how many “family crests” they create, so you know it would just kill all of them.

      • FLORC says:

        TheyPromisedMeBeer I love your name so much.

        Kate can and will never step up her game for any longer than she must to have good PR. She would be showing up William and he would be looked at as the lazy, entitled, future king who’s wife works far more and cares far more. That would be amazing, but you know as soon as Will tells her to stop doing things she will.

        I think she’s actually turning it around, but William will never let her steal his thunder. Just like he has “William saved lives” articles when Harry is causing a beatle mania type fan fair over here.

        I bet it’s Cressida. They’re playing this whole thing very tight and well. No one knows anything outside of they are seeing each other. This also shows us that Cressida can keep it low key and her family doesn’t need the attention. Their babies would be too cute too.

      • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

        Mmmm, I think we’re gonna have to agree to disagree on this one – I would be more amused if he married a commoner because she would be from the same station the Middletons are from, yet performing the role of “princess” so much better than Kate ever could. But I do like your scenario too. :)

      • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

        Whoops, I meant my last comment, re: blue blood vs. common towards Faye. :)

        @FLORC – I find William intriguing, and not in a good way, but in that I’ve been bemused by his behavior and enjoy playing armchair psychologist with him for awhile now. It helps that yall are so informative here on how royalty functions, so it finally enabled me to put my finger on why W&K both put me off. For now, I see a boy who has been spoiled by extremely good PR. I see a wife who is willing to suck it up and deal with him for the extra shopping money. And I want to know how William could NOT know that whoever he married would probably steal his thunder just from the comparisons to his mom.

      • Angelic 20 says:

        THEY promised me,
        Forget about commoner vs aristocratic,I want an American princess for Harry ever since I read the jlaw and Harry as a possible couple post. The tabloids will go nuts especially American and she will be very different from british stiff mannerisms and Kate can officially say good bye to covers of at last American magazines.

      • Faye says:

        @TheyPromisedMeBeer – Your scenario works too!

        @Angelic 20 – A Grace Kelly scenario, especially with someone almost universally liked such as J-Law, would be very cool. I honestly don’t see it happening, though. At heart I believe Harry is a traditionalist.

    • littlestar says:

      All I could think of when reading this story was, imagine if Harry married someone who actually WORKED?! How would Kate really feel then :D .

    • bluhare says:

      If I remember correctly from Ye Olden Days, when Andrew married Sarah there was a flurry of tabloid attention on Sarah which didn’t sit well with Diana who was used to being on the front pages.

      So, yeah, I can see it.

  4. FLORC says:

    Her bump REALLY varies pic to pic of her in that dress. Just depends on what outlet you’re looking at. In fact the last post of her with the wand here she looked much bigger. Her photo editing people have to gather and share notes.

    And this article is not happening, but I wouldn’t put it past Kate to scheme a bit. On top of her pre engagement history of keeping herself in Will’s life even during break ups and the whole audi thing she’s female. We all have our scheming moments.

  5. Suze says:

    I think the duchess would like to influence Harry but it’s not on. He probably doesn’t give a fig what she thinks.

  6. Jade says:

    The girl is gorgeous and I hope Harry marries her. At least he is only third to the throne so that’s not too pressurizing I think lol.

  7. ncboudicca says:

    I wish Kate would cut her hair about 6 inches shorter. She’d look so much better.

  8. mkyarwood says:

    That multi named ‘true royal’ by way of inbreeding blonde married Sam Branson. 3.4 billion pound fortune to inherit, Richard Branson as a father in law, and a far more easy going/cuter husband. Seriously, Sam Branson couldn’t look any more approchable if he tried.

  9. Karen says:

    Let’s see she’s rich, from a nobel family, gets to work and vacation whenever she wants to and never had to get critiqued by the public for how and why she’s doing anything… Yeah can’t say I blame her. She’s got all the perks without the responsibility of being royal.

  10. The Original Mia says:

    What a load of rubbish. Harry is a grown man. He doesn’t need the Geisha bride to tell him anything. He’ll probably marry someone with the same sense of duty that he has. Someone who can have a good time, but also put on a good show when needed. I seriously doubt Harry will bring a 2nd Kate into the firm. Cressy isn’t going to be the next Windsor bride. She knows it & so does Harry.

    • Reece says:

      TOM, that’s an insult to Geishas?

    • bluhare says:

      Geishas train for years to learn the art. I doubt Cressida’s got it in her.

      • FLORC says:

        bluhare
        They are also taken from their homes and live, eat, sleep, sweat, (you get it) to become this perfect woman. They train for their entire youth to be skilled in several forms of art and beyond.
        I bet Cressida could have been with those circumstances. She’s already a dedicated dancer, knows when to speak and when not to. She’s not making a fool of herself.

      • bluhare says:

        Sorry FLORC, but I think Cressida is a party girl by another name.

      • Angelic 20 says:

        Bluehare,
        I have to disagree on CB being a party girl because I haven’t really seen partying more then twice in all these months, one of these parties were her sister’s wedding and other night out with Harry. Other then this she was seen on a vacation with him but that’s it. Both Chelsy and Kate used to part regularly, weekly while she is seen paying only twice and one of which was sister.s wedding. I am actually surprised that she has been laying low, it’s so unusual compared to Kate and Chelsy.

      • bluhare says:

        That’s exactly why I think she is a party girl. Now she’s dating Harry she’s keeping it to weekends at someone’s house. I mean, come on, the only thing she’s got over Kate is an aristocratic family. I just see a real double standard there.

      • FLORC says:

        Bluhare
        Maybe so. My mindset is she’s thin with muscle and has a dancers build. She hasn’t set off my scary thin or ED alarm. You can’t maintain muscle and stay thin while partying and consuming all those empty cals unless those are your only cals and then you would be losing muscle mass. She may be entitled and party a lot, but she seems to have a strong discipline.

        I think most young adults who grew up rich party a fair amount. The key here is if she can keep herself composed in public, find a cause and show passion for it, and not do anything scandalous

      • ANGELIC 20 says:

        i judged kate with what i saw her doing for years with photogenic evidence. i have no idea what this girl is upto and i won’t just presume what she is doing because i don’t know her. I judged kate because i saw her doing nothing but party, when i see the same with her i judge her too. just because she is not seen doesn’t mean that’s all she does, i have red no articles saying that all she does is party. she is still in collage doing something i guess but no with no evidence what so ever i won’t jump to conclusion that she is a party girl. you can call it whatever you want to see but to call someone a party girl irrespective of their family background i need to see them partying like in the case of kate.

      • JulieM says:

        bluhare, I completely agree with you about Cressida. She does seem to be a nice girl and is instantly more interesting than Waity. But this dedicated, working girl thing I don’t get. She’s a student, OK. She’s a dancer, OK. Where does work come in to it? There does seem to be a double standard going on here. I think we are all so eager for Harry to find a woman of substance, that we are trying to read things in to Cressida’s character that may or may not be there. We just don’t know. She’s an aristo party girl who doesn’t have to work and enjoys her life. That’s all good, I’m happy for her. But hard working? Meh.

      • Angelic 20 says:

        Now hold on for a minute, I never said she is hard working or have substance etc simply because I know or seen nothing about her life , using the same logic I won’t call her a party girl either simply because I haven’t seen her partying. I saw Kate party and do nothing, hence she is the part girl. With Chelsy I saw her party hard and regularly but also work hard, so I call her someone who work hard and play hard. This girl is neither, she isn’t a party girl or a hard working girl with substance IMO , so I don’t think I have any double standards when it comes to all 3 of them.

      • bluhare says:

        Angelic, perhaps my wording was too harsh, but Julie above has my opinion. Cressida doesn’t work either. She’s a dancer and she’s 23. Her schooling should be done unless she’s in an advanced dance school, in which case we’d be hearing much more about her talent. But we don’t. So I say non working aristo girl, who isn’t any better than Kate other than her lineage.

      • JulieM says:

        Once again, bluhare, I’m with you. Pictures published of her and Harry leaving a club a few weeks ago showed that they were, um, partying. Skiing with the Yorks a month or so ago, I’m sure they were hard at work.

        Let me say again, I think she’s a nice girl. And a piece of me would love it if Kate had to deal permanently with Isabella’s sister as an in-law. Pass the popcorn. But what I see is a nice young lady who is being supported by her wealthy parents, dancing for her own enjoyment until she starts dancing professionally. And she better get started pretty soon, if that is her goal. Professional dancers have a small window of opportunity before they are considered too old.

      • Angelic 20 says:

        Blue hare,
        I get what you are saying but here is why the jury is still out for me, if what you are saying is true and all she is doing is partying then won’t you think media will be all over it just to put her down and make Kate smell like roses in comparison. Media always put Harry down to make William look good, they do the same with Kate and Chelsy or whoever Harry dates, even though we know Chelsy is way more hard s working and accomplished then Kate but still she is put down by the media. They are already doing this with CB but with her they don’t have anything else other then her mother’s failed marriages. Media has published numerous articles on how her family life is so unstable or how mother posed naked etc, so if she is this shallow party girl they will be having field day by right now and would have published all about what she does with pictures so they can bash Harry, her and automatically make Kate and William the golden couple. I am just saying if she were partying we would have already know about it just like we know about her unstable family life.

        On side note she is actually still studying in one of England’s top drama and dance collage. She was also in royal ballet school for years while is again one of top ballet school of England and she must have been a great dancer to be there for years

      • FLORC says:

        Angelic 20
        I really have to side with you on this one. Though her family might be squashing any bad press before it has a chance to get printed there is still nothing saying she’s a party girl.

        bluhare/JulieM
        It’s likely she’s she’s still in school for a 2nd Bachelors or a 5,6, or 7 year undergrad/grad degree and we simple don’t know about it. Just because it is or isn’t printed in the press doesn’t mean it’s not happening. And she is an aristo child. Her bills are covered and she can focus on her education, dance, and social life without that pressure. That’s not a crime. I give her more credit than I did Kate since she has a hobby/passion and isn’t flashing a camera getting out of cars.
        Also, bonus points for being friends with Bea and Eug! These are good girls that i’m sure know how to judge a person fairly and they like her.

        So, Still in school maybe slow learner or going for more education. Not a crime and not false if we have yet to hear about it.
        Has a passion/hobby. This is big because I think we should all have something to work towards and to improve and not just be content with our current situation.
        Friends with Bea an Eug. With all the trouble that gets tossed their way from what their parents did I bet they learned who to keep close and who to toss away. And they’re well rounded.
        Those are the big reasons on top of no physical evidence to show she’s a party girl. Just gossip and speculation because she’s an aristo child that is still pursuing her education.

  11. LAK says:

    Kate giving Harry dating advice is always an entertaining pop story.

    The PR efforts are always transparent and entertaining.

    • bluhare says:

      It is, isn’t it? And the fact that it made the pages of Star? Even more incredible.

      I think even Harry would know Kate’s not exactly objective when it comes to Cressida’s family. Even assuming he asked her opinion, which I doubt.

  12. judyjudy says:

    What kind of name is Cressida?

  13. heidi says:

    If ever a match were to bother Kate she has the dignity to keep it under wraps. Besides~Kate is better looking than Isabella~ and William and Kate being a Cancer/Capricorn tradition-respecting couple will take their royal position seriously enough to not embarrass the royal name.

    • bluhare says:

      Beauty is always subjective, but in my opinin, Isabella runs circles around Kate when it comes to beauty. She’s gorgeous.

    • FLORC says:

      Heidi
      Kate has shown well in the past when something bothers her she is far from dignified in dealing with it. She either bullies or she drops major pounds from what I can only imagine as extreme anxiety. Her sister and her would be caught glaring and looking snarky at their target all over again.

      You really have to give a lot of faith in astrology to believe it. Unless it’s done with extensive lats and long, dates and times calculations it’s as precise as tossing a dart at a board full of post it notes. Incidentally Someone did the numbers on W&K and they are doomed to implode. According to astrology anyways.

  14. Reece says:

    These stories make me laugh.

  15. Murphy says:

    Every word of this is fabricated baloney.

  16. minxx says:

    It’s probably fabricated but it rings true. Kate, no doubt, would be threatened by any pretty aristocrat marrying Harry, particularly Isabella’s beautiful sister. She’s not from a noble family and not that long ago, William dumped her to fall in love with a gorgeous aristocrat only to be turned down by her. OUt of sheer frustration/boredom/laziness, he went back to Kate, and she, desperate for him to propose, turned a blind eye to everything. So they married, Isabella found another guy (she’s now definitely out of reach) and Kate was probably thinking she could finally relax but suddenly the family is back in their lives thanks to Harry’s interest in Cressida. It must be like a bad dream for Kate. BTW, I find Isabella and Cressida much more beautiful and subtle looking that Kate. Next to them, the Middletons look like mushrooms.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-448603/The-girl-make-Kate-jealous.html

    • caitlin says:

      I agree that Kate is a distant second in the looks department and may not be what you’d call a ravishing beauty, but it is her lack of depth, character and a work ethic that I find most problematic. She has all the resources she needs to improve her looks – and she has – but personal qualities are hard to change.

    • FLORC says:

      Minxx Thanks for the link.
      They really paint Isabella as a harlet trying to sleep her way into the royal family while Kate is struggling to maintain her strong, enduring relationship built on trust and understanding with William. I’m pulling phrases straight from the article too. Didn’t William pursue her and she was politely telling him no way for quite some time?

      And Kate could be prettier. She needs to work on that inner beauty. Queen Rania oozes it. I’d post comparisons between Kate’s and Rania’s portraits and stills, but honestly Rania had so many gorgeous ones anyone should just google her images. There’s so much that can be said through the eyes.

      • caitlin says:

        There’s so much that can be said through the eyes.
        —————————————
        Well said — interesting to see someone else has noticed this! The faux smile and animated hand gestures she uses to feign interest can only do so much….

      • charlie says:

        ^ +10, FLORC! Inner beauty — that’s what Waity is so dreadfully missing!

      • FLORC says:

        Caitlin
        We’ve all noticed this. It became too creepy/obvious when that portrait came out. Kate’s natural image looked so vacant.

        The thing about smiles is you can’t fake it. There are certain muscles that pull when the smile is genuine. On a subconscious level we know. When a smile is being forced we see not the muscles that give a genuine quality, but the strain in certain muscles that shouldn’t be involved in the production of a smile.

        Kate’s smile looks so genuine when she’s looking at William. When she’s trying to have a conversation and show interest there’s nothing genuine except strain in her face. She just wasn’t meant for this job. Or maybe she’ll find her stride/passion and blow us all away.

  17. Helvetica says:

    Nonsense. Chelsy is Harry’s true love.

  18. rae says:

    I wish Kate would stop being a puppet and be herself. William is a control freak i doubt Kate ever says no to him.

  19. JulieM says:

    Funny, I could have sworn that I read in DM a few days ago that Harry and Cressida had broken up. She thought she was too young to marry and didn’t want to be his trophy wife. And Harry was getting tired of her demands. Did anyone else see that?

    It’s all probably BS anyway.

  20. bridget says:

    Re: Isabella: there are a couple women considered to have been real rivals to Kate, but they were Jecca Craig and Arabella Musgrave. With Isabella, I would guess that the greatest hold she could ever have over him is exactly BECAUSE she turned him down. This is a guy who has pretty much gotten everything he’s wanted. Could you imagine how shocking it must be to hear ‘No’? I always intetpreted the William-Kate relationship that he was utterly determined to sow as many wild oats as possible, but that he had always figured on going back to her as they were actually compatible and knew they could comfortably live together.

  21. RobN says:

    It’s hard to take this story seriously when part of it is predicated on Sarah pressuring Harry. Sarah doesn’t get invited to anything and I’d bet Harry hasn’t been in the same room with her for more than five minutes in years. There has certainly never been any indication that they’re so close that he would discuss marriage plans with her.

    • Flower says:

      Harry is very close to Eugenie and Beatrice and they are very close to their mother so yes they do see each other frequently. Don’t forget Sarah still lives with Andrew on the Windsor Castle Estate which Harry visits regularly. In fact Harry and Cressida were on Ski Vacation with all the Yorks including Fergie a couple of months ago.

    • bluhare says:

      Well, RobN, Harry went skiing with Andrew, Sarah, Eugenie and Cressida in March of this year, and they all stayed at the same chalet. So I’d say he’s been in the same room with Sarah recently.

  22. Flower says:

    Pure conjecture to drum up a story, I don’t think Harry and Cressida have ever been all that hot and heavy a more reliable article/source has said that Cressida started giving Harry ultimatums and he cooled considerably toward her.

    On a more interesting gossip note apparently William and Kate’s private secretary has quit. He was a major player in their lives for many years and has gone looking for another job, interesting no?

    Has he finely given up trying to white-wash the do-littles? There was something in the press a few months ago about his advise being overridden or ignored by William.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/396867/William-and-Kate-suffer-blow-as-their-private-secretary-Jamie-Lowther-Pinkerton-steps-down

  23. Trashaddict says:

    “Kate’s very close to Harry”…. heehee, I’ve always had this vibe that she’s much more attracted to him than Wills. She smiles more around him. She may be thinking she married the wrong Royal!

    • FLORC says:

      Trashaddict

      Kate smiles more at Harry probably because he’s got a good sense of humor. In the past Harry would somewhat openly make fun of Kate just as Will and their circle of friends did. He called her some kind of clingy.. mollusk I think. Every time Kate looks at William he’s either blank, sneering at her, or paying her no attention at all. For example not long ago Kate was walking down some very large church steps in crazy high heels. William passed her from behind and the cameras caught her reaching for him. As he passed she looked sad, but then Harry came up on her other side and helped her down the stairs.

      Harry is a funny, genuine, gentleman and when Kate smiles or laughs at him he at least acknowledges her, but he’s not giving her the time of day.

  24. SydneySpy says:

    I’d never heard of these other girls, so had to Google them. They are a very attractive pair, no question. So different to Catherine. They seem to have a glamour she lacks. Look, the royals are a weird lot, and call their own shots, and I think Harry will follow tradition and marry “the right and appropriate ghel”, as it will likely have been drummed into him that The Firm can do without any more scandals. I’m not saying Cressida will or won’t be the one, but she certainly has the breeding that the royals would approve of, and she knows how to keep her cake hole shut, so far.

  25. KayKay says:

    I like Cressida. She is also a ballet dancer, like Diana was. Perhaps she reminds Harry of his mother.

  26. Nancyblue says:

    It is now well known that the Mids are orchestrating a major PR push to make themselves look acceptable to look after the new baby. Sadly it isn’t working and they are still topping polls as the most disliked family in the country. http://www.bayoubuzz.com/top-stories/item/440581-the-fertile-yapping-of-kate-middletons-pregnant-future.
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    • FLORC says:

      This is interesting. It hasn’t been well covered, but I remember the whispers that William was ignoring security concerns and blew up at his security after the photo scandal. I would hate to work for an entitled manchild as well.