People: Kate Middleton is smug because of the engagement rumors


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Over the weekend, I did a post about these new photos we had of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who attended a wedding and even posed for some lovely photos as they were walking into church. Those photos – and the message they sent – made worldwide news, and a new and more hyperactive round of engagement rumors started up, not the first round that Will and Kate have experienced after eight years together. My take on the situation was that Waity Katy was smug because she knew the photos would buy her lots of positive press about how she could be the next Princess of Wales. I also thought that Will was probably placating her, doing the bare minimum to shut her up, because a photo op is easier than a proposal. Anyway, People Magazine got their cue and they’re running a cover story about Will and Kate and how they’ll be married forever and ever!

After years of anticipation, royal watchers say Kate Middleton may soon be walking down the aisle to wed the world’s most eligible bachelor.

One royal expert interviewed in this week’s PEOPLE cover story says Prince William will likely propose to his girlfriend of eight years in February 2011. “There won’t be an announcement before Christmas because William has got to ask the Queen first,” says longtime royal watcher Ingrid Seward. “And they will get married soon after.”

The fiercely private couple, both 28 – who almost always show up and leave events separately – sparked a new round of engagement rumors after appearing together at a friend’s Oct. 23 nuptials in Northleach, Gloucestershire. Shocking everyone, they strolled out of the stone church in full view of waiting photographers.

Might that have been a hint that their own wedding is next?

“There’s a sense this is the beginning, we may as well get used to seeing Kate in the royal arena,” says Ken Wharfe, the former bodyguard for William’s mother, the late Princess Diana. “As if this were a rehearsal.”

[From People]

Oh for goodness sake. It’s not a rehearsal! She’s just a girl who has put all of her eggs into one basket, and who has no other option other than to cling to William. She doesn’t have a career. She doesn’t have any other prospects. She’s just there, for better or for worse. And I know there will be Middleton defenders who say “oh, maybe they’re in love and don’t feel the need to make it legit, I’m the same way!” You know what? You’re boyfriend isn’t the future Prince of Wales and the future King. Will’s ONLY real job in the world is to get married in the Church of England and continue the line. That’s it. Yes, he has “royal duties” but first and foremost the only thing he really has to do is just get married and have babies, and for God’s sake, if he really thought Kate was wife and mother material, he’s had ample opportunity and he hasn’t done it.

Maybe I’m wrong. Everyone really seems to think this is happening. But I think Will is trying to figure out a way to dump her and not look like an a–hole for stringing her along for eight years.

Photo by: MC/AAD/starmaxinc.com  2010  10/23/10 Prince William and Kate Middleton attend a wedding at the St. Peter and St. Paul church in Northleach. (Gloucestershire, England)  Photo via Newscom

Photo by: MC/AAD/starmaxinc.com  2010  10/23/10 Prince William and Kate Middleton attend a wedding at the St. Peter and St. Paul church in Northleach. (Gloucestershire, England)  Photo via Newscom

Photo by: MC/AAD/starmaxinc.com  2010  10/23/10 Prince William and Kate Middleton attend a wedding at the St. Peter and St. Paul church in Northleach. (Gloucestershire, England)  Photo via Newscom

Photo by: MC/AAD/starmaxinc.com  2010  10/23/10 Prince William and Kate Middleton attend a wedding at the St. Peter and St. Paul church in Northleach. (Gloucestershire, England)  Photo via Newscom

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  1. Kolby says:

    I know they don’t have to, but when did the royal family stop encouraging their members – future kings especially – to marry royals or at least nobles?

  2. a says:

    after what princess diana went through…

  3. AMS511 says:

    yeah i agree!he doesn’t want to look like a douche. i think hes waiting for her to pull the plug…

    waity wills and waity katy! cute lol

  4. BW says:

    Kolby: When they became so inbred that they started looking like that.

  5. Shanzy says:

    maybe they don’t want to get married. *MIND BLOWN*

  6. Laura says:

    Do you just see smug face on everyone, Kaiser? She just looks like a normal happy person smiling to me. But I don’t follow the royals, maybe there’s backstory I don’t get (or care about).

  7. Bina says:

    Wow, they look like a middle-aged couple already.

  8. Raccoon Princess says:

    The longer she waits and does nothing with her life, the less self respect she demonstrates. Who wants a queen who acts like that?

  9. Stronzilla says:

    For a girl who put all of her eggs in one basket I hope she also put some in the deep freeze because at this rate, if and when they get married she may no longer be a spring chicken. These stories from ‘royal watchers’ (are they like bird watchers?) have been circulating for as long as she has.

  10. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Maybe she’s a cover cause he’s gay???

    I dont think he is, but he needs to marry her already. Damn.

  11. Zelda says:

    You know I think of the situation in the exact opposite way, Kaiser.
    I think that for the sake of appearances the Royal family would have put an end to this years ago if he weren’t at least fairly serious about her. The longer he dates her, the worse it will look when they split, and the more of an opportunity the press will have to play with the “William is a cad/user” angle. The longer they date the more LIKELY he is to marry her, in my opinion, just because of how flaky he would look if he didn’t. Because the Royal family has two jobs: procreation and PR.

  12. LT says:

    Eh, I had a friend who just got married to her boyfriend of 7 years and no one believed it would happen but me, so I’m not jumping on the “he’s not going to marry her” bandwagon. Maybe they won’t get married, but he could just be waiting for the right time or maybe to grow up more or maybe he’s just not ready yet. It is kind of a big commitment!

  13. mln says:

    I agree with Zelda, I do think he is going to marry her. But I why would she want to marry into that family? There must be an Earl or a Baron somewhere out there for her.

  14. Embee says:

    She needs a haircut, but that shade of blue is nice on her.

  15. TG says:

    @BW – Too funny. Yes, Prince Charles and William do have that inbred look but that young Harry is mighty fine. He should be lucky he has a different dad or so everyone believes. She is boring looking and acting and he isn’t any better so they suit in that respect.

  16. Sumodo1 says:

    You’d be surprised what SOME people will do for a title. Any title.

  17. Lady Bea says:

    BW’s comment (#4) is really funny and sadly very true. And I agree with TG (#15) — there’s no way that Prince Harry is Charles’ son. That boy has some hawt commoner genes.

    I have no respect for Waity Katy. She’s beautiful, but dull. She has no aspirations other than marrying this man. I think Will is just trying to find a way to dump her that doesn’t make him look bad.

  18. Kolby says:

    Harry has Charles’s eyes, unfortunately. He is the sess, though.

  19. JulieM says:

    I tend to agree with Sumodo1 @16. Waity Katie will do whatever it takes for that title. Learn how to shoot animals because William likes it, check. Allow herself to be humiliated as a doorstop for the last five years after graduating from a fine university, yup. Cash in on her relationship by getting sweetheart deals on new luxury cars which she parks in police zones in central London and free designer clothing, yes again. I will say this for Waity Katie: She is way smarter than William. He doesn’t stand a chance. These two are perfectly suited for each other. Who else, really, would want him?

  20. danielle says:

    Wow! Don’t get all the hatred for her. She works for her parents company, she’s dated one man for a long time. Who says she’s dying for a proposal? She may want to put it off for as long as possible being a member of “the firm” herself.

  21. Iggles says:

    @ accoon Princess:
    “The longer she waits and does nothing with her life, the less self respect she demonstrates. Who wants a queen who acts like that?”

    Agreed!!!

    Diana would have been a wonderful Queen. This girl is no Diana. She isn’t doing ANYTHING but waiting for her meal ticket to marry her!!!

    I don’t think Wills is a prize (he seems boring and aging badly!), but I would have so much more respect for him if he dumped her. Move on to someone you can’t wait to marry!

    I would NOT date someone for 7 or 8 years without marriage. I think 3 years is my limit, without an engagement. If someone needs 7 years to be “ready” to commit to you, and you’re not a teenager than something is *wrong*. Life is too short to waste your time on someone who isn’t sure that he wants to be you!

  22. Bodhi says:

    Um, Kate DOES have her own career, something in fashion maybe? And I have friends who were together for TEN YEARS before they finally got married. The fact that they have been together for so long has absolutely no bearing on whether they will get married or not.

    I think people are reading WAY to much into this, both positively & negatively. Who give a shit about Wills & Kate anyway, I want to see pictures of Hot Harry & his new rock star girlfriend!!

  23. mockey says:

    All those people talking about Harry hotness have defenitly not seen recents pics of him. The hot is going away and fast.( you can definitly see Charles genes in there… As if the royal family would accept him if he wasn’t from Charlie. And they propably did DNA test to be sure.)

  24. hellen says:

    Um, Kate has no “career” other than waiting around for William to pop the question.

    Diana did the same thing. She put up with a lot from Charles while waiting for him to make up his mind. She fell in with whatever he wanted and meanwhile cried a lot because he wasn’t proposing (direct quote from her mother). Finally Prince Philip told Charles to get his finger out of his a** and make a decision.

    Wonder how long Diana would have waited? YEARS, I’ll bet.

  25. Crash2GO2 says:

    They look comfortable with each other to me. I’m not picking up on any weird body language at all in those photos, nor have I ever in any photos of these two. And I don’t think she looks smug, it looks to me like they were having a good giggle over something. Maybe one of the paps tripped over his own feet.

  26. Jackson says:

    Eh, if she doesn’t have a career, and she’s waited this long, then why not wait it out? Kind of a big payoff if it works, no?

  27. PJ says:

    I agree with Zelda: the longer William stays with Kate, the harder it will be to break up with her without looking like a cad.

    Maybe William likes her because she’s NOT a born aristocrat. He’s said time and again he wants to retain his connections with “real people,” as his mother Diana taught him that it was a mistake to live only in the royal bubble.

    In defense of Kate, she tried working for a fashion retailer and it was a disaster. The paps followed her to and from work every day, and they pressured her fellow workers to spy on her. That’s why she ended up working for her parents.

    The fact is, she can’t be William’s girlfriend and have a big career at the same time. She had to choose, and she chose him. I for one respect her choice.

  28. Amy says:

    And Camilla and Charles waited how long to make it legal? I don’t think Camilla had much going on for her either, what’s her day job?

  29. bettie says:

    They’ve been together for 8 years?! Oh my goodness girl, it’s time!!! I would have gotten out years ago! If they do split, she’s just going to look foolish!

  30. bettie says:

    Could he be waiting for HER to break things off so he will not look as caddy? If so, then he’s a wimp and she’s better off without ‘im.

  31. Jeri says:

    Whatever happens, marriage or not, I don’t envy her after all we have heard about royal life since Diana. I hope William will be a better spouse than his father.

  32. BReed says:

    WOW..can’t believe how many of you just assume Kate Middleton does NOTHING with her life. How do YOU know???? You don’t! It’s all pure speculation. These two look happy. They will work out their future to suit themselves. Give the girl a break. Jealousy does not become you.

  33. Henriette says:

    I actually really like them both. Seem relatively low-key and down to earth. But, they met too young (for celebs, not in “real people” terms) for this relationship to last forever. If they marry, mark my words: they WILL divorce.

  34. Pete says:

    He can’t dump her. He’s not only been stringing her along for basically a decade, but he’s done it very publically. He made sure she was at his public events and even weddings. How does that not send the signal to the public and the media that this is the woman you’re going to marry? Now, has no choice but to marry her. Besides, no one else would want to marry him? No one. No woman in her right mind would marry into that family, which makes Kate (and William) look all the more pathetic.

  35. Pete says:

    Oh, Lord. I misspelled a word and I messed up a sentence (Who would want to marry him? No one). Hopefully, people can understand.

    Anywho, yes, these two will get married. He’s trapped and it’s his own fault.

  36. euroschmuck says:

    Zelda, I love your procreation/PR comment.
    And yes, I always thought Harry had different father, too.

  37. Tia C says:

    “…the only thing he really has to do is just get married and have babies, and for God’s sake, if he really thought Kate was wife and mother material, he’s had ample opportunity and he hasn’t done it.”

    Period. Couldn’t agree more, Kaiser. If he really wanted to marry her, he would have done so already. Obviously she’s not that important to him. She’s convenient to bring to social occasions like this one, as a date. That’s probably about it. She should be looking at other options instead of waiting on this one.

    She really doesn’t “look the part” either, IMO. Her face looks older than her years – like she’s been around the block WAY too many times to be marrying a royal. She looks rode hard and put up wet. She’d look more compatible with a truck driver (no offense to truck drivers). I’ve always thought that William could do better.

  38. Donna Wingfield says:

    I guess I’m the only one who thinks Harry is not attractive at all. I also think he resembles Diana’s brother, the current Earl Spencer.

  39. dvz says:

    Being totally obnoxious and reposting my post from the first time this came up, because if I am wrong, I will eat that hideous hat Kate is wearing:

    It’s never going to happen with her. She doesn’t have the pedigree or any sort of “it” factor to be the future queen. She is not particularly attractive or graceful, and she has not been exactly warmly embraced by the rest of the royal family. That alone speaks volumes to her marriage-worthiness

    Also, the two of them live together, openly. Buzzer noise here. The royal family has changed quite a bit in the last few decades, but that is a bit beyond the pale.

    I have a feeling “The Firm” already has someone lined up for Wills. Kate will get some lovely parting gifts,and that will be that.

    William is going to wait until he’s good and ready (read: pushed) to get married and get the hand-picked nubile thing knocked up. His father waited until he was 32 to (be forced) to marry, William is 28. The queen isn’t getting any younger, and she’s a big part of the show. Prediction: Marriage to someone we’ve probably never heard of will happen within 2-3 years.

  40. PJ says:

    To #29 – Not true that the royal family has not accepted Kate. She has met the Queen, and has spent vacations at Balmoral and at Broadlands, and also stayed at Charles’s country house. She’s been photographed hunting at Windsor Great Park with Prince Charles, giggling with Harry and Camilla, and double-dating with him and his ex-girlfriend Chelsey.

    And if Kate isn’t qualified to be Queen because she lives with William and isn’t “attractive or graceful” enough — what about CAMILLA? She’s apparently OK to be queen and she was committing adultery with Charles for years! As for Camilla’s looks, we don’t want to go there…

  41. trollydolly says:

    He could be afraid the relentless media attention that finally killed his Mother, Diana, could be unleashed upon Kate when the do get married, and the only way they can have somewhat of a “normal” life for a while is to not formalise it. From the moment they do marry, that’s the end of shopping together for groceries (as they were filmed recently on CCTV, trying to be icognito) I believe (and hope) they will marry when they are ready to start a family.

  42. sally says:

    You’d think someone that does nothing but prance around would age better… She doesn’t look a day under 40.

  43. cprincess says:

    Look-Diana came from a truly aristocratic family-the Spencers have been in England for hundreds of years-way longer than the Windsors but make no mistake about it she was unstable and knew how to manipulate the press…
    I dont know about Kate but the Windsors are evolving and becoming more like the Euro royals in that they marry commoners-Kate seems like she could be moulded to fit the job-which is shut up,produce the heir and the spare and realise that they exist but for the grace of the people.
    I personally have no problem with the immediate Royal family – its all the hangers on I cant deal with….

  44. JulieM says:

    Here’s the thing I just do not understand about Waity Katie: If she had actually done something with her life after graduation, 5 years ago now, she would have us all eating out of her hand today. Here she is with a degree from a fine university and what did she do with it? Play doorstop for William. No one would have demanded she find the cure for cancer or write a Nobel Prize winning novel. Just something, anything, she could call her own. Something with her own identity on it. She quit the Jigsaw job not because the paps were hounding her. She quit because she was never there and was off with William on expensive holidays. She quit her job with her mother’s company almost a year ago. To do what? Chelsy didn’t let the paps stop her from getting her graduate law degree and dumping Harry’s butt. I admire Chelsy for that. Kate could have had William and her own identity, but she chose to be a doormat. I can only surmise that she is exactly what William wants. What does that say about him?

  45. MoMo says:

    Lol I too can’t help but think they look like a middle aged couple! As though the passion between them died down long ago and now they are comfortably familiar with one another- Mostly because they don’t have that breathless, blissful, in love look about them. They never look affectionate at all! Maybe that’s deliberate. However, I think they probably aren’t in a hurry to get married anytime soon b/c they have already gotten into the rut of being old married people! It’s kind of sad and funny at the same time. They’ve grown into mid-aged married life while skipping the hoopla of a wedding! Compare their pics together to those of Peter and Autumn, or Edward and Sophie. They almost always look really happy together. Peter always has the biggest goofy grin when he’s snapped with his wife. William seems to not even notice Kate’s presence!

  46. MoMo says:

    Lol I too can’t help but think they look like a middle aged couple! As though the passion between them died down long ago and now they are comfortably familiar with one another- Mostly because they don’t have that breathless, blissful, in love look about them. They never look affectionate at all! Maybe that’s deliberate. However, I think they probably aren’t in a hurry to get married anytime soon b/c they have already gotten into the rut of being old married people! It’s kind of sad and funny at the same time. They’ve grown into mid-aged married life while skipping the hoopla of a wedding! Compare their pics together to those of Peter and Autumn, or Edward and Sophie. They almost always look really happy together. Peter always has the biggest goofy grin when he’s snapped with his wife. William seems to not even notice Kate’s presence! I’m starting to think that Wills is: a)gay or b) still holding out for the ugliest, horsiest looking woman of his dreams! The apple never falls far from the tree hahaha.

  47. rr says:

    William dumped her in 07 and said he didn’t love her enough to marry her. Maybe he really meant it.

    She behaves like a groupie chick, not working, hanging around waiting for the next phonecall to go meet him for an appearance and be available for his needs. She’s no better than a rapper’s girlfriend or a footballer’s wag, maybe worse because at least some of those ladies have their own careers.

    William needs to STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE PRESS FALLOUT and Just DUMP HER FOR GOOD and move on. The Queen had NEVER been spotted with Kate in seven years and that is quite telling. She’s not Marriage material for William.

    If he folds and marries her afterall these years it will only end in divorce, because he doesn’t really want her for a wife , imo, she’s good for what she’s been doing, hanging out with him, being available.

    He should not settle for her just because she’s easy for him. He needs to get some guts to dump her and move on. He is behaving like a headcase with this girl. These two have been OFF and ON so much it’s ridiculous over the years.

  48. h..neniew says:

    All William needs in some new nookie that won’t talk to the press.