Prince William schedules a polo match this weekend, 100 miles away from Kate

Prince William made a bad decision. Sort of. For a week now, everybody has been waiting patiently (or not so much) for Duchess Kate to give birth. I have no idea where she is right now, but I suspect she’s either in Wales with William or in Berkshire with her parents, with a helicopter at the ready to fly her to London when she goes into labor. This is the final stretch, and Kate has had to go on “maternity leave” (cough) and “cancel her schedule” (cough cough) to wait out this final month of pregnancy. Royal gossips claim her due date is still on or around the 11th-13th, so Thursday to Saturday is the sweet spot for Baby Crumpets to “crown” (I’ll show myself out). So what does her husband do? He schedules an appearance at a charity polo match for Sunday. Damn it, Wills!

Speculation that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting an early birth has been quashed after it emerged that Prince William plans to play in a charity polo match on Sunday, the Mail can reveal. The father-to-be will take part in the game at Cirencester Polo Club in Gloucestershire but he will not be accompanied by his heavily pregnant wife. She will not want to leave her London ‘safety zone’ so close to her due date.

Kate herself let slip earlier this year that their baby was due in mid-July, a fact which has since been confirmed by palace officials.

In recent weeks there has been increasing speculation, however, that the public had been misled and the new third in line to the throne was due earlier, even though it was vehemently denied by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s spokesman.

Now palace aides have confirmed that William has committed to playing in the Jerudong Trophy match at the Cotswolds club this weekend, an annual event which raises thousands of pounds for charities he supports.

This was corroborated by another well-placed source, who said the prince had changed his mind several times about whether to attend. But as of today he was ‘definitely’ confirmed – ‘or as definitely as you can with a baby on the way’, the source joked.

William’s decision suggests that he is now more confident that his first-born is not about to make an appearance this week.

‘Initially his office said yes, then said no, and have now confirmed that he will be playing,’ the source said. ‘I think he was torn as, clearly, he wants to be with his wife at such an important time, but was all too aware how much the event raises for charities he is passionate about.’

Fortunately the polo ground is a manageable 94 mile, two hour trip – largely on motorway – back to London, should he suddenly receive a call from Kate. In that event, it is likely he will make the journey with a police escort, meaning he could make it back to the capital in little over an hour.

The Duchess is currently dividing her time between their cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, where she is busy making final preparations for her baby’s birth as well as overseeing the redecoration of their new 20-room apartment in the main building, and her parents’ mansion in Bucklebury, Berkshire. Carole Middleton is likely to be at her daughter’s side should William struggle to make the birth in time.

William will be joined at Sunday’s game by his brother, Prince Harry, another able polo player. The two brothers will be raising funds for Child Bereavement UK, which supports families and educates professional when a child dies or when a child is bereaved, and the youth homelessness organisation Centrepoint. William is patron of both charities. They will also be supporting WellChild, another charity of which Harry is patron.

A Kensington Palace spokesman confirmed to the Mail that the prince intended to play polo this weekend, unless his wife went into labour.

‘The Duke will play at Cirencester on Sunday if he can and obviously he won’t if he can’t,’ he said. ‘The charities benefiting are Child Bereavement UK, Centrepoint and WellChild.’

Desperate to be a ‘hands-on’ dad, William has made clear he is determined to make his son or daughter’s birth ‘by hook or by crook’.

The Mail revealed earlier today that he even has a helicopter on stand-by in the garden of his Welsh farmhouse this week in case Kate’s waters break while he is on duty as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot.

William’s father, Prince Charles, broke royal tradition when he was present at the birth of both his sons. Prince Philip, however, played squash with his friend and private secretary, Michael Parker, while the Queen – then Princess Elizabeth – was in labour with Prince Charles, although he took her champagne and carnations when it was all over.

[From The Mail]

LOL, “he took her champagne and carnations when it was all over.” Such a simpler time! The nostalgia brought a tear to my eye. What bugs me is that Phillip didn’t bring her ROSES! Why carnations? Filler flowers shouldn’t be given to the mother of your firstborn!! As for William’s polo match… I have no doubt that William would cancel his appearance if Kate asked him too, or if she was feeling rough or something. But I guess that’s not the point. The point is that she’s spent the past month (and longer) in London and Berkshire while William stayed in Wales to work. Which is certainly interesting, isn’t it? I really do think that’s their “deal”. He gets to do his thing and Kate doesn’t ask questions and whenever he wants her to go away, she goes and stays with her parents (just like when they were dating on-and-off for nine years). Even when she’s 9 months pregnant.

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    I’m sure he could get a helicopter if she goes into labor

    • Sarah says:

      +1. 100 miles could be covered off quickly if necessary. I’m fine with it. How much time is anyone supposed to spend watching a pregnant woman?

      • mimi says:

        He is not supposed to “watch her” but rather support her, take care of her and be there for her, making sure she is taken cared for medically.

        Some men message their wives and get ready for labor together.

        Other than that, isn’t he supposed to spend time with her and live with her as she is… his wife?!
        Isn’t that the point of marriage?

    • Kate says:

      Exactly. He’s not exactly jetting off to the Moon.

    • FLORC says:

      I actually agree with you guys, but William has skipped out on many charity and work events before. he can do it again rather than having another needless helicopter expense.
      This also goes against the fluff articles on how William won’t leave Kate’s side because he’s so excited about the baby.
      He does love his Polo though. He looks his happiest when playing and walking with Harry,

    • Jane says:

      According to what I saw on BBC America there is one on standby for him at all times. They showed video footage of it as well. So I am sure he will take it if Kate was to go into labor while he is away.

  2. Dawn says:

    He is the future King of England, I am sure that he could find fast transportation back if needed. Good god it’s not like he is going a continent away or anything. It’ll be fine.

    • Amelia says:

      Can I be a really nit-picky pedant and just mention that William will be the future King of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms – not just England ! :)
      I mean, that’s assuming we don’t wave goodbye to Scotland if they leave after the independence referendum.

    • mimi says:

      Future King of England or not.

      He sounds like a crappy husband.

      If he is not around and is not living with his wife when she is 9 months pregnant, then what is the point of this entire marriage?

  3. Anna says:

    Their ‘deal’ doesnt seem so bad actually. These two have been together for 9+ years, they’re past the whirlwind romance. They seem very in tune with each other when they are together, but both probably like doing their own thing as well. I actually think this is kind of healthy.

    • FLORC says:

      I can’t cosign the healthy aspect. It’s unconventional, but it works for William. He was never going to change and Kate is willing to be walked over for all the perks.

  4. DailyNightly says:

    It’s quite possible she firmly suggested he get out of her face for a day.

    • Jen says:

      So agree. He is probably hovering over her and making her crazy. Helicopters work well and since he is the future King of England, they would get him there in record time if need be. Let the poor man have some fun.

      • CC says:

        He doesn’t seem the hovering type, he seems all about fulfilling obligations first, to the nation, to his “job”, then comes his fun, and I’m guessing he feels he already took care of the basic obligations for now, getting her pregnant, and then will fulfill the rest by being by her side when it’s born either because he wants to and/or because it’s expected of him in this day and age.

    • FLORC says:

      William has never hovered over Kate. It’s quite the opposite.

  5. mel2 says:

    I am sure he will be jetted off to the hospital if Kate is in labor but we all know that the first born usually can take up to 14 hours of lablor unless it’s a c-section. I am excited for them!

    • booboobird says:

      my firstborn took 4hours. secondborn -2h. third one decided to torture me for 6hours.
      i actually find it irresponsible that Kate is not near here birthing place.yea, helicopter ready to take her wherever she needs. will see how comfortable all that jostling and turbulence and everything will make her feel when contractions are coming. i’m sure they won’t give her epidural before she gets to the hospital.and also they don’t know how long it might take to safely deliver the duchess of a child (love that wording).why risk with a future monarch?

      • lalala says:

        My firstborn took two hours from start to finish. There was no time for anything. It was brutal. Needless to say, an hour long helicopter ride will not be fun during contractions. I could barely stand the 10 minute drive to the hospital! She should just stay around London.

        First time moms often anticipate hours of leisurely contractions when they can listen to music, drink smoothies, do yoga, meditate, bounce on the birthing ball, and be wholesom before the hard part begins. Oh, to be so lucky. Usually it goes down much crazier than that.

        I don’t mean to scare anyone. Despite everything, giving birth was my favourite part of being pregnant. You get a crazy high off of hormones, especially if you don’t use drugs. Plus you get a gorgeous little babe at the end of it all.

      • Flower says:

        It’s entirely possible that the baby won’t be born in London but at Royal Berkshire a few minutes away from her mothers house.

        At the time of the announcement the press were saying that she wanted the baby to be born there but not long after that St Mary’s Lindo Wing was announced as her hospital. St Mary’s might be a smoke screen.

    • Noodles says:

      My first took nine hours, second took 15 hours (though only 2 pushes compared to 2 hours of pushing).

      Nobody can plan how long a birth will take. Its not like she’s Suzy McSimpleton– she has more resources and money at her disposal than the rest of us combined.

      While I’d imagine a helicoptor ride would be uncomfortable, it couldn’t be much worse than sitting in traffic.

  6. lisa2 says: fair is fair

    *****The point is that she’s spent the past month (and longer) in London and Berkshire while William stayed in Wales to work.*****

    Everyone had a lot to say when Kanye was away from Kim when she was pregnant.


    I will freely admit I have never been into the Royal family. I think it is lovely they are expecting their first baby and wish them the best. But I still find them both extremely boring and uninteresting to follow.

    • Jules says:

      You said it best. Why this obsession with the least interesting couple in the world.

    • FLORC says:

      The couples really are so much alike.
      This couple is creating a future heir, but also living off the earned money or the people to live as wastefully as they want. And this couple is quite interesting from a scandal point. So much must be done to keep the dirt under wraps.

      • karmasabiatch! says:


        That’s a pretty broad statement. I’m sniffing around and interested in all of the skullduggery that is referred to in some of the RF posts. Can you elaborate on that?

      • FLORC says:

        Elaborate on the scandal bit?

        Most is obvious. They are wasteful and uncaring. They receive gifts and as royals are not allowed to. Though they don’t actually have to earn their keep since they can just sit and be paid, they do only enough to give their pr people something to say they did. This is all minor, but the key to scandals is in the Middletons.

        Carole is straight out of the worst soaps. She’s the scheming social climber that kept her daughter attached to a man who cheated, humiliated, and was downright nasty to Kate. Carole gave no support to Kate to leave him. Now he’s no better, but I hear Carole is getting many “security” upgrades to her new estate paid for by tax payers so while the newborn heir stays there they’re safe. Why can’t Carole move in to KP you ask? Because then her house would be shy the upgrades.
        Gary is terrible. The drugs, under age prostitutes, shady money.
        Party Pieces and how the numbers don’t add up with likely sweat shops.
        Eh. I feel like we’ll really see all the skeletons is William chooses to divorce Kate. Then all the collected dirt will come out.

      • Another K says:

        Why do you write this stuff? Frankly, it’s pretty ridiculous.

      • mrsjennyk says:

        ^^^ awesome :)

  7. CC says:

    Ooh…I like the July 11-13 touch, I guess that July 14 would be as inconvenient as July 4 would have been. Vive la France? That would be inconvenient. Haha

  8. rianic says:

    If she isn’t dilated or effaced very much, then they can be pretty sure she won’t deliver this weekend. First babies are notorious for being slow (hubs is an obstetrician)

    • Marigold says:

      Came to say the same. I know things can change quickly but if she has no physical signs of going into labor and it’s her first-she could go another 10-12 days and no doctor would bat an eye.

    • Malificent says:

      That’s what I was thinking. He probably scheduled the polo match because her doctors have said that she’s unlikely to go into labor in the next few days. And if she does, I’m sure everyone will be OK if he has to cancel out of the polo match. Much ado about nothing.

  9. Lark says:

    I don’t get the big deal. It’s one day, if he was spending the weekend just for a polo match there I would raise an eyebrow..but one day, no. However, he certainly has been spending mucho time away from his pregnant wife this past month. He just seems so cold. As superficial as Kate is, I find William more obnoxious because he was raised in an environment that encouraged charity work and doing something and he just seems to do so much less than the other royals.

  10. DanaG says:

    It’s pretty much the same deal that Charles has with Camilla. They go for long stretches not living with each other and always have. If William needs to get there fast he will be able too if he cancels we will know Kate is probably in labor. Lot’s of dates floating around I’ve even heard the 17th of July which is Camilla’s birthday! LOL

    • Ali says:

      Can you imagine what people would say if she had the baby on the 17th? “They should have put the baby back in for a few extra days”

  11. embertine says:

    OMG, a hundred miles! It might take him up to TWO WHOLE HOURS to get back!!! Or do you people think that we still travel by pony and cart in England?

    Seriously, is he supposed to hover over her for three weeks until she pops? If I was expecting a baby and my partner followed me around like a bomb disposal expert I’d lump them with something.

  12. Jag says:

    He has to set up his soon-to-be-mentioned, alleged mistress, doesn’t he? I mean, he is his father’s son is he not?

    As for carnations, perhaps she liked them better than roses.

    • Tess says:

      What even? Is there rumors of William having a side piece, because I’ve never heard anything like that. At least not recently anyway and I follow the royals

      • LAK says:

        i think @Jag is jesting, aren’t you @jag?

      • Flower says:

        Traditionally it’s the heir and a spare first, then the side pieces. King George VI (the queens father) is about the only one in the family who wasn’t rumoured to have had mistress/es after marriage.

  13. PoliteTeaSipper says:

    If it was just a polo match for the giggles, then I’d understand the side eye. But he’s actually doing something for his charities, and that’s te point of the polo match. So if he cancels, he’s a lazy leech on the taxpayer dime. If he doesn’t, then he’s a heartless cad for not being near his wife when she’s ready to pop. Some critisms of W and K can be valid but stuff like this makes me think they’ll be picked apart no matter what they do. Honestly if I were her I’d want EVERYBODY to GTFO of my face and leave me alone, especially during the last miserable trimester. I usually want that anyway, being an extremely introverted person. Maybe Kate is the same way. Who knows?

  14. candice says:

    What I find more strange is Kate’s disappearance. Is she on bed rest or something? I get the part about not doing any more engagements, but surely she leaves the house every once in a while? Shopping? errands? Very bizarre.

    • mslewis says:

      Have you not seen the many photos of Kate shopping? There were photos just a few days ago when she was shopping for fabrics. She hasn’t exactly disappeared.

    • Marigold says:

      Bed rest isn’t typical after 37 weeks.

  15. JL says:

    1st of all, no one says jack shit when a woman at work or the stay at home trophy wife having her 1st child takes off from work, church or whatever right before having a baby – for any reason. it’s all “ohhh, take it easy, get ready for the little one blah, blah.” I have no issues with that.

    Now Kate hugely pregnant gets a “cough, cough” for just wanting to be miserably heavily pregnant and get ready for her baby? REALLY? Jeezus are we back on that “real” women endure and suffer mightily thus SO much better? Pha-Leez, which one of you BEGGED to work and go out socially until giving birth in the middle of hard labor in the fields?

    As for the Polo match, it says ‘or as definitely as you can with a baby on the way’, that shows his priorities.

    So Kate shouldn’t take off to rest and get ready for the baby, but Will should blow off everything – work included – to hover around her 24/7 – get it straight and choose a side!

    Also lets get past this REAL men / Super daddies are covered in blood catching the baby and cutting the cord crap too. At that point I’d say he just needs to do whatever Kate says makes her more comfortable. If she wants him to do all that great, if she tells him get some coffee and wait outside, I don;t want to hear a word about it.

    • greta says:

      I don’t follow your first sentence – who has a problem with her taking off work? To me, it seems like she’s locked up in a castle somewhere….i.e. not doing her shopping or whatever else she does.

      • Liberty says:

        The article says she is splitting her time between K Palace and Bucklebury Palace.

        I guess to sell tickets to the charity event, they thought better to say he’d be there.

        My supposition is that Kate and her mother just want to do it on their own, to maintain the Middleton System of making life super easy on Wills in exchange for all the perks.

        Anyway, William strikes me as a peevish spoiled Nellie Oleson.

    • LAK says:

      I presume the snark is based on the history of WK, not one isolated incident or report.

      They’ve built up quite a rep, which their PR is at pains to dispel in increasingly desperate tones.

      Taking one report in isolation, it seems that any commentors are misreading the situation either positively or negatively, however, when you look at a series of events, a picture builds. The snark is based on that bigger picture, not on one isolated event.

  16. apsutter says:

    I think its very odd that they’re apart constantly, especially while pregnant. When you get to the end all you want to do is nest and be in your home and with your family. This makes me think that they both like being apart and doing their own thing.

    • JL says:

      living in a Military town, that’s just how the military life works.

      I’ve seen many, many women home alone and giving birth while their husbands were deployed.

      1st people gripe about special privileges, now they gripe he’s acting like every other military husband.

      Military life is a sacrifice (even for a prince) RESPECT!

      • apsutter says:

        ITA about military families but it’s not like he’s typical RAF pilot. He barely works and it seems that she never stays in their “cottage” that they talked up. It seems like they live pretty separate lives and more power to them if they like it. I just think it’s sad if that’s the way he wants it and not vice versa.

      • LAK says:

        That would be fair if he worked as much as his PR would like everyone to think he works or that she is a typical military wife, living near his base, soldiering on despite her husband having to do his duty.

  17. Luffy says:

    Mark my words. He is gay. There will be a cheating scandal in the future.

    • apsutter says:

      That would be BANANAS!

    • kibbles says:

      I don’t think he’s gay, but that would be the best scandal the British tabloids could ask for if he were gay. I think the only “scandal” that might emerge will be rumors of infidelity (with other women). I’ve read here that there were rumors that William cheated on her during their 9-year courtship? I doubt Kate’s the only woman he’s slept with since college.

    • Kitten Mittens says:

      William has created a flawless foundation of cheating on Kate with only girls. And many girls at that! Granted, he loves his women with “handsome” features he is not gay.
      And the there are his many extended vacation trips after he’s sent Kate home and many guys only hunting trips on top of being no where near his wife without a camera present or a vacation involved. There’s just never been a drop of evidence or speculation. He’s straight. A heterosexual cheater to be exact.

  18. Bacon! says:

    The only part of this worth paying attention to is that on Monday, we’ll have pictures of Harry playing polo.

    • Liberty says:

      I cherish two dreams — pictures of Harry playing polo, PLUS pictures of Harry still in his polo rig right after he has raced off in a Lotus he has commandeered to help Kate deliver the baby in a Bucklebury area candy shop while Wills is still yopping about on the field.

      Please please please.

  19. Faye says:

    It’s no big deal. This is how the royals roll. And that’s how I suspect it will be even once the baby is born, and for their lives from here on out. Let’s face it, it’s not like he’ll be changing diapers, they’ll have a team of nannies to do it. I suspect she’ll have her life with the Middletons and he’ll have his polo matches and friends and whatnot, and they’ll meet up at royal functions and appearances.

  20. nuzzybear says:

    This is making me realize how high-maintenance I was during my pregnancy and how much of a real prince the guy I married is.

    If it works for them – godspeed, but man, I would have been miserable and looking up all those Brit slang curse words…

  21. Ravensdaughter says:

    He’s askin’ for it. She’s going to go into labor the minute he hits the field with one of those polo ponies. Everyone said I would be overdue with my first son, and I was 2 and 1/2 weeks early. Nature waits for no one.

  22. RobN says:

    It’s a half a day for charity and he can be back in less time than it takes most guys to go to the grocery store and get back. Mountain meet molehill.

    • mslewis says:

      Stop being sensible. You’re destroying all these fantasies of those who want this couple to be miseable together.

      • Another K says:

        Yeah RobN, knock it off. You should know by now that common sense has no place here. Toe the misery line or take your marbles home. :)

  23. Kitten Mittens says:

    You got it wrong so let me correct you.
    William often skips out on long planned charity events and he’s done this very last minute for selfish reasons. He doesn’t show that he cares about his charities, not like his brother cares anyways. He does love to play polo and will never miss a chance to. This isn’t about his charity. It’s about Polo.
    And the internet has not determined he doesn’t care about his charities. His constant cancellations and lack of effort to even schedule a visit says it all.

    William has only eve used his RAF job to delay being a full time royal. It’s clear from his personal interviews he sees his future role as a burden. He barely does the bare minimum to keep his position there and has used many fine print, back door excuses to hold his position while not earning it. He’s more than a few times claimed to be working as a pilot to get out of his royal duties and then blew off his RAF duties to party. He can’t hide when we all have cell phone cameras.

    Kate willingly stays at her parents home. The paps often catch a car service picking her up there and bringing her to KP to take a helicopter ride to her shopping location. Then it’s reversed to bring her back to her parents home. The marriage isn’t a sham. It’s an arrangement. She knows her place and does a decent job.

    If William and Kate weren’t always having to put out PR articles on how happy they are together and so excited for the baby this would not be a big deal. It’s just all too clear that they are never together and quite wasteful in their spending of unearned funds. So there’s no contradiction here. They clearly live one way and act one way. Why continue the pr lies claiming a direct contradiction of their actions is foolish. It’s remarkable how so many people believe they’re “Just Like Us!”.

    • Cali Gurl says:

      I can agree with you. Actions speak louder than words and these two haven’t done much for their charities or the people of Britain. I remember an article on the Monday following the wedding said that Kate’s only job is to make her husband happy and provide an heir. Wow, even then the writer knew that she wasn’t going to do much for charity nor be a role model. Kate won’t ever rattle the cage like Diana or suggest things on her own because she wanted this life so bad and is worried that it will disappear.

  24. Sannie says:

    Haven’t read the post, feeling lazy. I just wanted to comment that, in my opinion, he isn’t very handsome anymore. I really thought he was the hot prince, well, was i wrong..

    • pantalones en fuego says:


      He aged badly but I think that PHG is going the same way, it’s just taking a tad longer.

      • mslewis says:

        They are both morphing into their Daddy. William used to look just like Diana but not anymore. It’s okay though. I think he will look like an english monarch should look and none of them were very handsome.

  25. Ollie says:

    Prince Beaver will take a helicopter (funded by taxpayers as always). Nothing new here. He can – he does.

  26. Anastasia says:

    Yeah, I don’t have any direct, solid evidence, but more and more I do not believe this is a happy, loving marriage.

    I know some of you are thinking, “Duh, you THINK?” But I really wanted to believe it was a happy marriage. Got up early to watch the wedding, hoped for the best for him. I’m old enough to be just a few years younger than his mother and just adored her.

    I’m rambling, sorry. I’m definitely starting to agree with those who do not think this is a *sincere* genuine relationship.

  27. Grace Under Pressure says:

    I don’t think Kate is due this weekend. Supposedly Carole Middleton let the cat out of the bag that Kate’s baby was “going to be a Leo” which means she’s probably due later this month.

    From what I’ve read, William’s RAF job doesn’t exist anymore… So he’s pretty much just hiding out in Wales to avoid living with Kate at her parent’s house. Anyone with in-laws, no matter how wonderful those in-laws may be, shouldn’t be surprised that Will doesn’t want to live with them.

    For the taxpayers, I think it should seem rather wasteful to have two helicopters waiting in two separate locations to transport the two parents to the London birthing location. Its not like Will & Kate have nowhere to stay in London…

    • Chutzpah says:

      That’s interesting – because if its a late July baby and she is full term then she was BARELY 2 weeks pregnant when the ‘morning sickness’ debacle happened and ive NEVER heard of extreme sickness before you miss your first period.

      We need Celebitchy to do a timeline!

      Just getting my tin foil hat

    • Thinker says:

      I’ve been saying the same thing about her due date for a while. It will be late. She’s not going to be early, this is her crowning moment (TM Kaiser). The waiting game has been turned around. It’s the British press who are stuck waiting with baited breath for any bit of news.

  28. Miss Melissa says:

    There are these things called cars. People use them to get places quickly. Labor takes a long time. It’ll all be OK.

    • Kitten Mittens says:

      Miss Melissa
      Cars are only utilized by William and Kate to get to and from their helicopters. Also, this is quite expensive and they’re not footing the bill. Women give birth and often survive. Of course it will all be ok, but it won’t be cheap and many people seeking medical attention while Kate is being tended to will have to wait. That’s not ok.

      • mslewis says:

        . . .many people seeking medical attention while Kate is being tended to will have to wait.

        Why? Kate won’t be using ALL of the doctors in the UK to deliver her baby. She’s only using two doctors and all the other doctors are available for all the other pregnant women who are delivering on that day. She’s also only using one suite of rooms in one hospital. All the other rooms in all the other hospitals will still be available for others to use.

        If you’re talking about the parking spaces that were roped off . . . weren’t there only a few in a specific area that cannot be used by others? I’m sure there are more than enough parking spaces that can be used by other patients.

        I really think you are being a bit over dramatic about this. I know you dislike these people but seriously, some of your comments are too much.

      • Another K says:

        Thank you mslewis. Totally agree, especially your last paragraph.

  29. Isa says:

    I don’t think it’s a big deal. It takes me an hour and a half to get to my OB-GYN.
    If she goes into labor he probably has plenty of time to get there, unless she’s one of those freaks of nature that has a 30 minute labor. But those women are rare.
    The day I went to have my daughter my husband went to work (8 hour shift plus hour drive) his boss sent him home. But really, he should have just stayed. She took her sweet time getting here.

  30. molly says:

    why should we care if William is there, mother carol will probably be telling him to bugger off, she comes first and always will. In my opinion she will turn out to be the dreaded mother-in-law,she has already had more than her 15 minutes of fame !!!!

  31. Liz says:

    Queen Elizabeth’s favorite flower is reported to be the carnation.

    • Suze says:

      Really? The Queen is a woman of modest tastes.

      As for the rest of the post, Kaiser, I have to disagree with you on this one. I think it’s a pretty savvy PR move on William’s part. They were getting some fairly negative press on their lack of participation in royal activities before Kate went on maternity leave (I know. I KNOW).

      This is just a win win for William. If he goes, he gets brownie points for supporting his charity and bringing in more bucks because of his presence.

      If Kate goes into labor, all he has to do is cancel, and it will give all the folks at the event a story to dine out on for years: how they were at the charity do when the prince had to bow out to attend to the birth of the new heir. And William will have supported his charity and wife at the same time.

      I think it’s pretty smart on his part. Or whoever advises him.

  32. Anon says:

    I’m sure Will and Kate know what they are doing. Nice to see all the nervous Nancys trying to tell them how to be parents…and yet, judging Kate’s mother.

  33. pantalones en fuego says:

    I really don’t think this is that big of a deal. If she goes into labor before the match, he will probably cancel, if she goes into labor while he’s there, he’ll most likely be back in London in time for the birth. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. I don’t necessarily care for the royals (any royals) but it seems like some people look for reasons to criticize.

  34. Fue McCormick says:

    Good for Philip on the carnations. I love carnations, too. I would be pissed off if someone gave me roses … to me they are common … and I just don’t like them. I don’t like the way they look or the way they smell. My favorite bouquet would have every flower of every color in it … it would be a happy, happy, bouquet.

  35. HoustonGrl says:

    This is nothing new. For years Kate has been at William’s beck-and-call, not the other way around. That’s why Kate still depends on her parents so much, though I guess now that she’s a princess she only has to depend on them *emotionally*, cough cough. Personally, I think it’s weird that a 30-something woman still wants to live with her parents plus spend most of her free time hanging out with them.

    • Flower says:

      Maybe she is just lonely, the hubby doesn’t appear to be around much and she seems to have no close friends other than her sister.

      • Jocelyn says:

        Yeah Flower,I think it’s kind of strange how a woman her age has no seemingly close friends but it is none of my business anyway. And HoustonGirl,I think that Kate is lonely like Flower said.

  36. Nikki says:

    Eh, it’s not that big of a deal. If she goes into labor he has time to get to her. Quite frankly, I’d have LOVED for my hubby to have been out of town the week my son was due. He had taken off from my due date until further notice and I ended up 2 weeks late! I was ready to kill him by the time I was induced.

  37. Lucinda says:

    I bet they induce on Friday. Or she has a scheduled c-section that gets played out as necessary. Baby here and he can be gone on Sunday. No biggie.

  38. Mayday says:

    He’s probably gonna take a helicopter and be back faster than if he went to grab milk. Who cares?

  39. Zombie Shortcake says:

    William is never around because he doesn’t give a sh*t. He is going to go dotty when it comes time to live under the same roof with her and the kid at KP, IF he lives at KP.