Did Kate Middleton get knocked up to force Prince William into marriage?


Silly Kate! If she’s playing the pregnancy card, that’s a dumb move. Of course, a “Clarence House spokesperson” is already tamping down Star Magazine’s new cover story. Personally, I doubt Kate is pulling the “I’m pregnant, so NOW you have to marry me, bitch” card. She’s a clever girl, and God knows, historically the royal family doesn’t seem to care about shotgun weddings or random illegitimate children. If Kate got knocked up, I think she would know she was on her own, and Kate seems like a smart girl. She’s got the patience of a saint, and she’s put too much time into this deal to make some dumb beginner’s move. Still… the speed with which Prince Charles’ spokesperson answered a random tabloid report surprises me. Hm…

Prince William and Kate Middleton are not expecting a baby, despite a tabloid cover’s claims.

“This is a load of rubbish,” a Clarence House spokesperson tells UsMagazine.com of Star’s report that the royal family is in a “frantic scramble to keep [the] scandal secret.”

Added the spokesperson, who was not approached for comment before the story was published, “Not at all true.”

On Monday, William, 28, departed the UK for South Africa to take in a few World Cup games and attend meetings in Botswana for the elephant-protection focused Tusk Conservation Charity with his brother, Prince Harry. Middleton, 28, is not expected to join him in Africa.

[From Us Weekly]

Yes, it doesn’t look like Kate is going to make it to South Africa. She’s a beck and call girl, and her prince wasn’t interested in having her at the World Cup, so she just has to suck it up. Incidentally, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post about the princes, the royal photographer did an interview with Good Morning America and claimed: “William said to me recently, ‘I hope you’re not going to retire.’ And I said, ‘I’m not going to retire until I take your wedding photo.’ And he said, ‘Well, that might be a little while to wait then.’” William isn’t interested in getting married now or anytime in the near future. Kate is going to have to wait another, like, three years. Just my guess.


Star Magazine cover courtesy of CoverAwards. Additional pics of Kate and William from April 11, 2008 & October 4, 2007. Credit: WENN.


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  1. meme says:


  2. bellaluna says:

    Yeah, I’m with you on this, Kaiser. I doubt she’d pull the pregnancy-card now. How many years has been in this now? A total rookie/entrapment move, which I don’t think (based on the history of the Royals) anyone (read: Royal Family) would fall for it.

  3. Sarah says:

    who cares? I never understood the big deal w/royalty mainly because a) I’m not british(and I have the teeth to prove it) & b) there are soo much more important things happening

  4. audrey says:

    @ sarah –
    what a nasty comment about teeth. are you 10 yrs old or something?

  5. lucy2 says:

    I don’t think there’s a single true story on that Star cover!

  6. embertine says:

    I’m British (with excellent teeth) and couldn’t give a toss about royalty. But then, I couldn’t give a toss about the jackals at Star and their latest spewing of drivel either.

    In fact, the only people I’ve met who care about the Royal Family are American tourists.

  7. lavender says:

    Why does everyone assume that Kate is “waiting” for William and that she has so much “patience” and will hold out until he marries her? Maybe she wants to wait? Enjoy her life a bit before she has a year’s worth or scheduled royal apperances and paps following her even more than they do now? She’s not a dumb girl, once when a reported told her she was so lucky to land Will she said “He’s the lucky one!”

  8. Sudini says:

    @Lavender – thank you for that comment! It bothers me to no end that the media is STILL in this day and age pushing the idea that the woman is always either desperate to get married, or tricking/trapping the guy by gettting pregnant, etc.

    What a bullsh*t message to still be perpetuating.

  9. Peanut says:

    I don’t really get what he’s waiting for, to be honest. They’ve been together how many years now? It’s just seems sort of strange… to me, anyways.

  10. Tess says:

    Hmmmm. If she wants to marry the bloke patience is a good tactic, but not neccesarily a good strategy.

    After a while, if a relationship doesn’t move forward, it may not be going anywhere.

    Then there’s the shelf life issue.

  11. Lisa Turtle says:

    Yeah, William won’t marry her until he is at least 30, if not older. With his parent’s “love” story, the idea of marrying young leaves a bad taste in his mouth.

  12. Jess says:

    I love Kate’s white coat in those pictures. Otherwise, couldn’t care less.

  13. Michelle says:

    I see Kate being dumped after all her patience. I really don’t see any great passion between them.

  14. Wench. says:

    Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

    I have such a thing for Prince William, it’s ridiculous. He used to go out on a Wednesday at a local club to me when I was at Bournemouth University and he was so friendly to everyone. I got really envious when he started cuddling up to a classmate of mine – Kate and him were dating at this point – but lost the green eye when said classmate was spat at in the street. Swings and roundabouts.

    Also, I have fabulous teeth.

  15. Vee says:

    Could it be the Prince is sour on marriage? He saw his parents’ first hand, many kids of public messy marriages and divorces are quite disillusioned on the whole process.

  16. Miranda Ann says:

    Maybe William is the one waiting for Kate to make up her mind!!

  17. really says:

    And THIS thin lipped THING will be the future Queen of England?! After all that class and tradition in the face of Queen Elizabeth II?!

  18. andrea says:

    yah, being american, i dont get the royalty thing either. their whole culture (the culture of the royals i mean, not british culture) seems so bizarre.

  19. Julie says:

    Agreed, after 8 years together, I sincerely doubt that Kate would try to trap him with a pregnancy. Actually, I’m beginning to think that her beck and call patience may not pay off after all. Every day that goes by without an official engagement is one more day that William can meet and fall for someone else. And I’m not buying the “maybe she’s the one who wants to wait to get married” line for one second. She would (my opinion only) marry him tomorrow if she could. William holds all the cards. No World Cup for Kate.

    Wench-interesting story, thanks for sharing. My guess is William may still be doing this, i.e seeing other women besides Kate.

  20. Kazoo81 says:

    can some ID kate’s white coat? it’s beautiful.

  21. Bros says:

    Im not british and im obsessed with the royals!

  22. LindyLou says:

    Here’s a weird thought – what if he’s gay and Katy is his beard?? Would explain the reluctance to marry her. I hope not but who knows????

  23. Iggles says:

    I agree with you Michelle. If a guy wants to marry you, he’d get you to the altar. Not wait around for years. Longterm couples who been together for years don’t always get married — long engagements are a bad sign. Sure it works out for SOME PEOPLE, but let’s face it — they are the exception to the rule.

    If the woman is the one who wants to wait, thats different. But if the guy is the one who wants to wait, then he’s indifferent to her. He obviously thinks she’s not going anywhere because he would want take her off the market — not have her available to other suitors.

    There’s a difference between being not sure if you’re ready to get married and being not sure if you want to marry the person you’re dating. William is in the latter, which sucks for Kate.

    @ lavender:
    Why does everyone assume that Kate is “waiting” for William and that she has so much “patience” and will hold out until he marries her? Maybe she wants to wait? Enjoy her life a bit before she has a year’s worth or scheduled royal apperances and paps following her even more than they do now?

    Because she’s been with the dude for like 8 years, they are NOT married yet, she still doesn’t have a job since graduating from college, AND it seems like her life revolves around William. It would be different if she was a housewife but she’s not. People would also perceive her differently if she was doing something with her life other than waiting for William to marry her!

    That’s why she’s called “Waity Katie”.

  24. BrandyMc says:

    I never understood the love us american’s have for Prince William! He is not even slightly attractive! Now Prince Harry on the other hand is Vavavoom! Wasn’t rumours going around that Harry wasn’t Prince Charles’s bio son? That he was Princess Diana’s trainer’s kid or something??

  25. Just a Poster says:

    Maybe they are happy as they are. Maybe they are just enjoying each other before they get married and the real song and pony show starts.

    They both know things will change the second they walk down the isle, full of royal commitments and stuff like that.

    I think they are really crazy about each other, and after seeing what the paps will do to get her picture now (before marraige) and what happened to Princess Di, maybe she is the one going “No Wills, not yet, I am not ready”

  26. hellen says:

    I agree, long engagements are a bad sign. I don’t see this ending in marriage.

  27. Bellatrix says:

    @Kazoo: it’s from Reiss and very reasonably priced (somewhere in the 300 to 400€) but from an ancient collection. It’s not in shops anymore!

    The model name of the coat was Olivia but it’s not going to be of any help, I’m afraid…

  28. Kiska says:

    If she does marry Prince William, I hope she fairs better than Diana and Fergie. As for waiting, I’d say, if he cannot make a commitment to her after all this time, then he isn’t interested in marrying her.

  29. L says:

    Well they aren’t engaged, so can’t use that as a measuring stick for their relationship.

    Look, I’ve been with my guy for over 10 years. We aren’t married, and neither of us have any plans to. This whole idea of a long term relationship needing to move into marriage stat is just frustrating.

  30. TG says:

    @BrandyMc – I hear you. The Prince Harry is the yummy one, too bad he is way too young for me! And he should thak his lucky stars Prince Charles isn’t his father, otherwise he might look like a deformed creature.

    Why does everyone say British people have bad teeth and hair? I have never seen a Brit with bad teeth. Just go to a county fair or large gathering anywhere in the US and you will see bad teeth.

  31. Julie says:

    Iggles: excellent description of the Waity Katie moniker. If she had a real job, no one would be on her case.

  32. argirl says:

    I think he definitely is the one holding all the cards. It’s not about a man/woman thing. It’s a prince thing. Honestly, I think he’ll keep her around until he finds someone who he is passionate about and then move rather quickly.

  33. bellaluna says:

    @ L –

    I don’t think everyone expects long-term couples to move to the altar. I do, however, think it’s expected of royalty, at least eventually. But I say “If you’re both happy and it works for you, good on you. Don’t change it for anyone.”

  34. guesty says:

    prince harry is definitely the hot one in that fam. love how the rep declared ‘rubbish’! so proper. lol.

  35. Mairead says:

    @ Really – other than the present Queen and her parents; very few others from the House of Windsor could be accused as having “class”. 😆

    Poor Kate, it seems like a rotten job, but if she’s willing to wait then fair play to her say I. Out of curiosity, I’m assuming it’s the US version of star magazine this is being quoted on. Why would an american publication have the scoop on the British royal family?

  36. Ron says:

    This would be a mistress move and everyone knows she’s gunning for queen.

  37. Patrice says:

    Here’s the thing about all of the “pregnancy” garbage that trash like “Star Magazine” puts out: when there is no baby a few months from now (which there won’t be, we’ve seen them do this before with starts like Kate Hudson and J. Lo etc. NUMEROUS times) they won’t retract it and just act like they never made such a ridiculous claim in the first place!

    Now I’m not one for lawyering up every time someone pisses you off/hurts your feelings, but in this kind of situation, I think the celebs dragged into such blatant bold face lies like this SHOULD go after the writers/mags for all their money and put them out of business once and for all.

  38. gg says:

    Lisa Turtle makes a very good point about William not wanting to duplicate his parents’ shoddy go at being married. What a disaster. Hope he’s learned a thing or two about playing around on the side. The track record of male monarchs and their mistresses — I don’t care if it’s always been done or not. It’s gross and demeaning.

    “Good teeth” only means the person visit the dentist and brushes daily. I know Americans who don’t do this, and I know British who do, and vice-versa.

  39. asiont says:

    she is booooooooring

  40. Ann says:

    If men don’t want to be “trapped” into marriage, then they should use birth control.

    How about adult men taking reproductive responsibility?

  41. Shannon says:

    What’s with this pressure to get married, anyway? I mean, I get that lineage is important in royal families, but in this day and age I think accepting the fact that these two are simply partners and will do what they want to on their own time should be a given. Lots of young people – especially in Europe, although this is becoming more common in the US too – cohabit as partners indefinitely, raising children together and seeing no reason to get married. Common law marriage is implied after a certain number of years anyways, so rights to property in case of death and that sort of thing are taken care of.

  42. kwink says:

    I agree with lavender and sudini. Not every woman is all about marriage and kids. Some of us get educations and careers and aren’t obsessed with marriage and trapping men. You can be happy without a ring on your finger…Gasp! Maybe she is happy like things are and not putting up with royal BS.

  43. Shane says:

    Haven’t they been dating for years? So where is the basis for this kind of conspiracy?

  44. justathought says:

    Kate fits the royal mold. The royals have been breed to be patient. An 84 year old Queen won’t give up the helm to her 62 year old son and Prince Charles appears content. Prince William will make Kate wait for their illusive
    engagement until no one really cares but her. The royals are indeed, boring.

  45. Lukie says:

    @Shannon: when mentioning common law marriage, do you mean Europe or the United States b/c most states DO NOT recognize common law marriages…

    I don’t care about royals unless said royals are paying my bills…can I get an Amen?

  46. Lia says:

    If they make a movie about those two, the only actress who could play Middleton would be Amanda Bynes. Dead ringer.

  47. Me says:

    According to British media Kate was invited to the World Cup by Chelsy Davy…

  48. Shawna says:

    A note on British teeth: they get fluoride (which aids teeth health) from drinking mineral water all the time. Sorry, “bad British teeth” is just not true anymore.

  49. Julie says:

    Me: Yes, I remember reading in the British press about Chelsy’s supposed invite to Kate to attend the World Cup, though I don’t think it was ever confirmed. Even if true, it does not mean that William wants her there. If she, in fact, does show up, that will say a lot about their status.

    I will say this; the British press is running heavily with picture of the brother’s progress and they both look really happy to be out on their own and together. Especially William. Again, let’s see if Kate shows up.

  50. j. ferber says:

    Why is Queen Elizabeth being held up as a model of class? Didn’t she treat Diana deplorably? I have no interest in their marriages/matings. In their prime, the family looked more fit to run in the Kentucky Derby than to run a country (even as figureheads or horse heads, as the case may be). They give the phrase “the horsey set” a whole new meaning. And yes, I do question the state of British teeth in general, despite the apologists’ claim that dental infamy is a thing of the past.

  51. Slymm27 says:

    Celebitchy, enough with the waity Kaity stories. Get over it. This is 2010, women don’t ‘wait around’ for men to marry them. Dear Lord, relationships are crazy enough, then add to that the ‘oh you are a waity woman’ thing.

  52. valerie says:

    how pathetic that women have to force men to marry them…why buy the cow…?

  53. MamiwithM says:

    My money is on William pulling a Prince of Monaco. Bastard finally’s getting married (at 52) to a 32 yr old gal. Now, my guess is Kate’s gonna be dumped. One of those sad stories where, after dating for years, bfriend dumps gfriend and he marries the rebound. I rather go down in history as the woman who kicked his sorry ass to the curb. I like Harry/Chelsy better. Guess there’s less pressure on them, him not being the HEIR.

  54. I have my own views on Kate Middleton and in my personal opinion she is not fit to be Princess of the country I live in let alone fit to be Queen. She parties too much, drinks too much, usually looks a mess BECAUSE of the drink. Shows her knickers off.. Showed her (stick thin) body to the world. Stuck two fingers up at the press. I’m not a lady of class by all means, but even I know that’s just not what you do if you’re aiming for the Crown.

    Reason for her nick name is because she IS waiting for William to propose to her, she’s gunning for the title of Queen and fingers crossed it just won’t happen.

    She an intelligent woman she knows how to play the game very well. She went to university she got her 3 A-Levels and so on, had a part time job for like 11 months and decided it wasn’t for her so she quit (Company she worked with claimed that Kate never did anything) because it got in the way of her time with William… Unemployed for 18 months until she started to work for her parents and even then she does nothing.

    She’s a lazy, drunk, okayish looking gold digger.

    And shut up about our teeth already! Mine are wonderful ^_^