Prince William & Kate rode the train to London with Lupo & no Prince George


Here’s a sight we usually don’t get: candid photos of Prince William and Duchess Kate when they’re behaving like somewhat normal people. Usually the British press (and the British photographers) embargo these kinds of photos, but Fame/Flynet bought them and some of the UK papers are running them. Huh. I guess William was due for a hissy fit. Some editors are going to be the recipients of a royal tantrum once William sees that these photos were published.

Apparently, Will, Kate and Lupo the dog were taking the train back to London from Norfolk. I’m SHOCKED that they didn’t merely hop onto a helicopter! Maybe that’s why we’re seeing the photos – they were sanctioned to make William and Kate look “normal” and “middle class” and like they don’t go everywhere via helicopter. Reportedly, they’ve been staying in Norfolk for the past two or three weeks, having a little “staycation” and checking in on the extensive (and somewhat unnecessary) remodel of Anmer Hall. They will be moving full-time to Anmer within the next month or so because Kensington Palace just doesn’t suit their needs! Poor royals. I do wonder where Prince George is? Does George travel separately with his own cadre of nannies and security personnel?

In other royal news, apparently William and Kate are planning to make a “historic” trip to China next year:

PLANS are being drawn up for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to make a historic royal tour of China, The Sunday Times can reveal. Sources have confirmed that Kensington Palace and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are in talks about a potential trip that which would take place next year.

China offers vast potential for British business but relations between the two countries have been strained, primarily due to the disapproval of meetings that David Cameron and Prince Charles have had with the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader.

Officials believe a tour of China by the Cambridges would be a diplomatic coup and help to repair the damage caused in 2005 when diary entries made by Charles emerged in which he described Chinese officials as “appalling old waxworks.” It is understood the tour will not take place until after William’s five months of training for piloting an air ambulance.

[From The Sunday Times]

Good. They should go to China. They should have already gone, honestly. Their overseas trips have been very… lacking. Too bad this won’t happen for another six months (if at all).



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  1. Abbott says:

    So either the British press is over Will and Waity and don’t give a crap about running these photos…. Or it was staged. I’ll go with staged until I hear from the other commenters.

    Also, you can bring a pet on a train???

    • LAK says:

      The photos are exclusive to one british newspaper AND the palace hasn’t had a hissy fit about their publication.

      There is also a set taken from WK out for dinner which have been labelled ‘date night’ together with a sugary syrupy lurve story article.

      Simon say,’ STAGED!’

      I wonder what’s up?

      • notasugarhere says:

        @LAK. There were rumors:
        they had dumped Lupo on her family
        she was living with her parents (shopping in Bichester)
        he was off doing whatever he does when he dumps her in Bucklebury
        they were on vacation again

        These staged photos address what’s been circling lately on blogs and discussion boards. And William didn’t screech about being photographed with his glasses on, which he usually “forbids.”

      • LAK says:

        Notasugar: I smell a big fat rat…….

        They’ve been pretty indifferent to all the criticism, but allowing PGtips to be papped in London several times this week whilst they are very obviously in the country, staging papped pics of themselves in the country as well as coming back to London……….all with no complaints…..

        There will be news soon.

      • The Original Mia says:

        Staged. When William doesn’t pitch a fit, it’s because he needs these pictures to blunt some upcoming scandal. Wonder what these Wunderkinds of Laziness have done this time.

      • bluhare says:

        Wait a minute. They took their dog to the country with them but not their child??

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, bluhare. Can’t work because they need to be with the baby, but dump the baby for several days in a row to oversee decorating. LAK & Mia are right, something’s coming. Pinkerton has a reason for this set of photos showing up now (baby in park, W&K at a pub, W&K&dog at the station). It also proves they aren’t at Balmoral with HM.

        Countering the rumors about Harry’s vacation with the ‘oh look how normal and down to earth W&K are, not like Harry who hangs out on a yacht.’ Remember the Italian wedding and Malta trip are coming up, maybe a week away from the baby planned there. Maybe news about some delay in his “training”, which will put off starting the job even more?

        Kaiser, I think sending them to China would be an enormous mistake.

      • AM says:

        I doubt they’ll make it anywhere next year. I do think they’ll try for a second baby next year (would make a similar age different to William/Harry and Kate/Pippa), and once that happens, plans for any overseas tour will be scrapped.

      • FLORC says:

        I might be wrong about this, but George could be already at the destination or nearby.
        You are right though. They spend a lot of time away from George that isn’t commitment/work related.

        Something nice…. I like Kate’s outfit. A lot. Becuase I own it. Stop being a copy cat Kate!
        It’s nice to see she hasn’t lost her nice casual style though.

        And agree with everyone. This is staged and something is coming. William not lashing out at these shots And riding the train are 2 things that doesn’t happen together unless it’s to set the stage for something.

        And no helicopter? The Queen leases William and Kate a helicopter and they take the train? I don’t need my tin foil hat for this.

      • Green Girl says:

        Ooooh, it’s time for Speculation Sunday! What do we think the big news is?

      • bluhare says:

        It’s 17 years today since Diana died?

      • Senaber says:

        Conspiracy: ball cap? Like Harry’s new girl? Setting up for comparison articles? Who wore it better?

      • Pippa M says:

        All staged PR to be seen traveling Tsurely no regular folks with Rovers toi the Train door, security); but the staging of dinner and this for paps and settle going ons whispers.

        Since AZ Tour ended P Willy long disappearnces from KP; she hanging at Muddletons Buckleberry (re shopping Outlets). Then move to AH started he showed up for C Games. PG with Nannies staff.

        Noone buying Willnot and Waity nonsense. They forget the public smarter. All of a sudden appearance by the two workless- with King Harry (PH), S of France vacation well earned.

        Did Waity Doolittle or Willnot have a trip to SOFrance too (without Waity or with!??) – huh!,

      • Pager90 says:

        Yes something is up with these photos, some PR move. Not sure what

        Newest word on Harry story and him dating Camilla it’s been denied.
        P.S. Palace has denied that Harry was in St.Tropez at all, and according to Palace and also Harrys friends, the story is not true of trip to St.Tropez and also story of him dating Camilla is not true.

        Just Read it on some of the. British journalists twitter feeds,

    • Xantha says:

      I think the British press is over them tbh. The signs are there that they’ve been over them for a while so I actually don’t think these are staged. If William gets mad I don’t think it would be the pap pics so much as he’s no longer in control of the press anymore.

      • FLORC says:

        He still tries to control. Every random pap shot and not a staged shot given to the right photogs only he’s attacked. This is all too common and it hasn’t really stopped. I doubt after years of control he’s just shrugged his shoulders and given up.

      • Xantha says:

        I didn’t say he would just give up trying to control them. My point is that they are over them to the point where they’ll release any pics/info that they get about W&K. So even if these pictures aren’t staged and William pitches a fit over them, the British press will just roll their eyes.

        Many of BP have gotten bolder in criticizing the two of them and I don’t think that’s going to end any time soon. Another baby might soften it a bit but babies can’t make everything better, even if you’re Royal.

      • FLORC says:

        Assuming you’re right and the British press just doesn’t care anymore. We would still hear from the palace/William/Royal Lawyers and this invasion of privacy.

        Radio silence on the palace and the exclusive rights to the pictures tells me this is staged and the press cares enough about them that they wanted to be the only ones with the shots/scoop.

        I think the press (judging from their twitter pages) have been fed up with William for ages now, but will not burn that bridge to royal info. They personally might not care, but they still have to cover him and try and stay on good terms with the palace.

        And you can mock all day, but when you bring in photo evidence or shots of George that were “off limits” it’s a different game.

      • Pippa Middle says:

        P Willy workless Waity Doolittle will be more Kartrashion celebrity D*Vb type more ithan BRF doing good works like HM DoE PRoyal POW other working members –

        Italy wedding and Malta trip won’t mean anything when we read and see hardworking charitable UN Ambassador (near. Dame) Jolie Pitt working hard with six children, working for war causes, like DI POW Landmines, and

        Jolie Pitt classy but private low key wedding in SoFrance. Such class humility work for the good of mankind and always busy working!

        P Willy and Waity could learn from King Harry, Jolie Pitt than D*VB .

      • FLORC says:

        Pippa Middle

        That’s not fair to compare the Cambridges to the Jolie Pitts. Brad and Angie find meaning and purpose in their charity work. That couple truly is amazing. Their approach to their privacy, dealing with paps, raising their kids, charity work, films, and overall existence is incredible.

        They chose how they live. William and Kate did not choose their obligations. They simply exist without the same purpose as JPs.
        I don’t expect the Cambridges to keep up with the Jolie-pitts. Only tosell the public on them actually caring for a charity that isn’t polo or gala related. Have some pride in your position.

    • Ag-UK says:

      Yes you can take pets in National Rail.

    • Abbott says:

      You guys are THE BEST. I could pinch the cheeks on all your internet faces right now.

      Think he’s delaying training? Skipping the Invictus Games?

      Also, I thought for sure George ate Lupo so it’s nice to see the pup out and about.

    • The Original Mia says:

      @FLORC, George & Nanny Marie were papped in a London park a few days ago. Not sure if he’s in Norfolk or KP.

      • AM says:

        Kate and William came back to London on the train, so presumably they’re all there together right now. Saw some twitter speculation they are headed to Balmoral next week.

      • FLORC says:

        Thanks AM and Original Mia
        For me the give away here is no uproar on George’s privacy. It can be hit and miss with Kate getting papped. More for William to complain about his own privacy if he is papped, but they never gave an inch when George got papped. It was not acceptable. Suddenly it is now? Something is up.

        And I really try to defend celebs and their babies. That they aren’t using the child as a prop. George’s privacy was huge. Suddenly, he’s allowed to be papped, published, and no uproar from William?
        *Watches sky for winged pigs*

      • notasugarhere says:

        Daily Mail (many grains of salt) says they’ve been in Norfolk for a fortnight (2 weeks) – without PGTips.

        Want to tell me again about the dedicated, full-time stay at home mother Kate Middleton who cannot do royal duties 1 hour per week because she’s busy with the baby?

      • FLORC says:

        That image isn’t holding up very well these days. Life aside, that’s a long time to be away from your baby. There must be visits or pumping scheduled.

    • Chammy says:

      William is “a real gentleman” – Kate has to carry her big bag all by herself. “beingsarcastic”

  2. Red Snapper says:

    They’re thrifty, just like us. Niraj Tanna seems to be in Switzerland, I wonder who took these? And under what circumstances? K and W are so rarely photographed together outside of engagements.

  3. Xantha says:

    Lupo’s a pretty dog.

    And that trip to China should be interesting. I do want them to do things like these so I hope they do it and not screw it up.

  4. Dany says:

    when UK papers bring these photos than that whole thing was staged for PR.
    Would explain why they left George with his nannies or granny. So they can play normal couple for the cameras while George is “safe”. The dog seems to serve as a George-replacement here.

    • AM says:

      Although they are moving “for George”, he was spotted walking with his nanny in London this week.

  5. MaryShaw says:

    Staged. This story is called “we are just like you”

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think they look cute, including the dog. I like it when they dress down.

  7. Jaded says:

    Jeezuz those jeggings…..

    • Liv says:

      Be thankful that she wears sneakers…

    • Sozual says:

      It is just clothes for a train. What do you wear for the train…Chanel?!?!

      • HH says:

        @Sozual – This isn’t event related (i.e. whether the jeggings are appropriate or not). The comment is in relation to how much Kate wear’s jeggings. I don’t think she’s worn any other type of jeans since becoming a royal. In fact, I believe she not only owns skinny jeans exclusively, but doesn’t even own a pair of slacks. We’re talking 3.5 years here of jeggings-only casual wear. I mean, maybe she’s going for a “Zuckerberg-signature-hoodie” type of thing????? Haha!

      • Jaded says:

        @Sozual: Jeggings are trashy and cheap looking, and certainly inappropriate for someone in the BRF. She’s taking a short train ride, not a 9 hour overnight flight somewhere, so comfort isn’t the reason. Teenagers wear jeggings, not 32 year old women with as high a profile as Kate. Whenever I travelled by train, and I did it for 10 years to get to work – 40 minutes each way – I would wear business clothes or just regular jeans – and was never uncomfortable. She’s clearly an exhibitionist about her body and William appears to be fine with it, but it’s still a tacky, out-dated fashion choice.

      • FLORC says:

        Speaking from personal experience I wear Jeggings for 1 reason. Show off my legs and butt. They are so uncomfortable. Skinny jeans when i’m wearing a high boot to hit under the knee. It tucks in better.
        I’ve never met a person who wears jeggings to a family (inlaw specific) outing, professional function, or because they’re comfy.

        And in my last job in an office our contract stated we couldn’t wear skin hugging fabrics that you can make out body parts. Parts being knee caps, mucles, etc…

        Her outfit is fine here and nice looking. She’s raided my closet so I won’t complain.
        All i’ll say is this is the time she can wear her skin tight pants. It’s fine for her to do so because it’s her private time. She can go bananas and no one can say it’s inappropriate.

      • Pippa Middle says:

        P willnot Waity doolittlenot indifferent to critiques, this is the reason we have staged dinner and train !

        Simple classy straight cut Chanel slacks or dress with flats and a nice scarf is wonders for this member of RF. Considering Waity blew millions of pounds for unnecessary KP and AH renovations.

      • Vava says:

        I don’t have a problem with the jeans, she’s on her own time, and I don’t care what she wears.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      I noticed the jeggings too. There are so many cute styles of jeans I don’t get why this is the only style she ever wears.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Jeggins are an ugly, ugly piece of of clothing that never should have seen the light of day!

        *rant over*

      • Green Girl says:

        I think I can tell you why. If my legs looked as good as hers, I’d go for pants that looked as though they were painted on, too!

      • HH says:

        @ Green girl – Are Kate’s legs that nice? I see this comment a lot but her legs never struck me as particularly great. I mean they’re nice, but legs are legs to me. I guess I’m just not a leg person. Haha.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Yet despite her nice legs, the aesthetics of the outfit is poor. I’m fine with showing off legs – wear a dress! I’m ok with certain types of skinny jeans, but jeggins are just plain ugly! My problem is specifically that theý hug the ankle (they ok with high boots), and that makes for an unflattering silhouette regardless of how nicely toned the legs are. Just my personal opinion.

      • Vava says:

        you nailed it on the jeggings. It’s all about proportion. We all know how thin Kate is and even on her those pants make her thighs look like sausages. It’s because of one of two things: She should either wear a structured jacket or long cardigan, OR she should wear some better shoes/boots to balance out these form-fitting pants.

      • Chammy says:

        Kate’s jeggins make her legs look SHORT because the jeggins is too short. The seam of the jeggins doesn’t even touch her ankle and that shortens her legs. As she has a long upper body and rather short legs she can’t afford this style – especially not in ballerinas or those sneakers she is wearing.

      • FLORC says:

        The nice butt and legs argument is old and riddled with holes these days.
        While I have no issue with what Kate has chosen to wear in her travel/private time I will speak up on this. Kate has normal legs and butt. She’s very very thin, but her limbs are not model worthy. They’re just lacking in fat.
        Klum’s legs are great legs. Giseles legs also.Their legs are not achievable by weight loss.

    • MaryShaw says:

      Personally, I don’t like jeggins and the way they feel on your calves and crotch.
      And hers always look too short.

      • FLORC says:

        They might be riding up. Although I think it’s he size. Her leg length to hip ratio could be so tiny she sizes down and ends up getting a shorter leg.

        My jeggings go on and fall to my heel or just above. After a short time wearing them they ride a bit up and hit my ankle.

    • Pippa M says:

      Did P Willnot take a quick trip with King Harry and friends: now Willy and Doolittle boarding train to look like he and Workless Waity were together in the country having Dinner plans!?!

      Waity doolittle ratty jegging. Waity look like she is cleaning her closdet; should not be caught pass the front door in public.

      Even Melissa Rivers (prayers for her and family), more classy in casual rush to NY: than workless Waity doolittle a member of the royals! And especially after blowing millions of pounds in renovations not needed at KP And AH – sick! I guess those ratty jegs fit like the throng bare butt.

      I want them to go to China (high risk with Waity doolittle flashing); definate high risk for HM the Firm POW taking to put these two in such a place with P Willnot Waity Doolittle limited knowledge and proper royal protocol. Believe it when I see it.

    • kibbles says:

      I wouldn’t mind it if she wore jeggings once or twice. This seems to be her favorite pair and possibly the only casual piece she wears the most often outside of her Royal duties. I’m really sick of seeing those jeggings and would like to burn them. She could also buy jeggings in different colors to mix it up a bit, jeans, slacks, or longer skirts that would be comfortable for her.

  8. Lara K says:

    Completely staged. If it wasn’t, there would be photos of them ON the train. But I’m sure Kate wouldn’t want to touch anything covered in plebeian germs.

    • Pippa M says:

      If not PR stunt –
      The same discreet way Wiinot and Waity doolittle got to the AH why didn’t they return to the city the same!?

      Waity doolittle P Willnot can take the dog but not their son.

      Prince George seem much more normal- friendly with people and paps – so why they hiding PGTips until used for PW and Waity PR!

  9. Talie says:

    He looks better w/ glasses… even thought I think he’s pretty vain and hates pics of himself wearing them.

    • Sozual says:

      I think glasses on people are cute and it is not just because I wear them.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Or he dislikes wearing them because it leads people to discuss the vision loophole he used to become a pilot in the RAF.

      • India Andrews says:

        A very inconvenient truth for William. She shouldn’t be a helicopter pilot because he’s nearsighted but being the future king, he gets a wave on the requirement.

  10. bluhare says:

    I wonder how the ambulance people feel when he hasn’t even started and he’s going to be gone for a nice chunk of time next year.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Let’s be honest, bluhare. Did you expect him to work a full schedule, including nights and weekends, just like everybody else?

      • bluhare says:

        I didn’t think he would announce something before he started work. And if he isn’t going to work regular shifts he shouldn’t have taken the job.

      • Pippa M says:

        Bluhare NotaSugar
        Especially not when needing a few days week off to travel to friend wedding!

        KP becoming a nightclub. – Prince George may be heading to the country to hang out with grandpa POW HM and DoE; nanny Maria leading PGTips entourage ;)

      • wolfpup says:

        The ambulance service had to be paid off, there is no other explanation other than Charles making it a charity concern, for his court and patrons. Of course Willy can do as he please, like many of the uber rich, except that Wills is especially privileged as a royal.

    • FLORC says:

      Is he on salary or hourly wage?
      And i’d imagine it will be business as usual. If William can’t give them 100% of his focus he would be the weak link and bring the sum of the team down.

      • bluhare says:

        No clue about his compensation, FLORC; I’d assume salaried but no idea. Besides, I bet he won’t get paid for the time off. Hope they’ve got subs!

      • FLORC says:

        BTW nice to have you back in these threads.
        I think I read his schedule was tailored made for his vacation and work days. After a little search I think it is salary and he gets paid during his vacations.
        As far as subs. His position was created for him. No one was being hired for a vacancy in his new role. So, no one will sub I guess.

    • The Original Mia says:

      In his defense, he isn’t supposed to start until after his training and certification is complete, so conceivably, he could push this thing back until after the China trip (if it happens). Heck, might be best to let Wee Willy do what he wants to do and EA carries on as if he isn’t really a member of their crew.

  11. lili says:

    they should not go to China.
    somewhere with a less evil government, yes.
    but not China.

    • Sozual says:

      More evil than America or the U.K. In regards to American government I am talking about misappropriating tax money. All governments have their problems. You’d have to move to Denmark and Switzerland for a government that doesn’t use tax money for bull crap. Even they have problems.

      • Dolce crema says:

        Everywhere may have a somewhat corrupt government, but china is really bad. The Dalai Lama is a mild case that happens to be famous- he is still alive. Rip Hong Kong as it was

        Fixed my typo

      • Dolce crema says:

        See? This is from today. Misappropriation of tax dollars is a little problem compared to what happens in a huge and hugely corrupt govt. I’ve known people personally affected (lost much of livelihood) by the small-time local corruption, but there is corruption on every level.

      • Chammy says:

        If you put the amount of “corrupted money” into relation to the population size or the GDP then China is hardly any more corrupt than many western countries. Westerners just keep telling themselves absolutely everything were so much better in their country. In truth only some things are better.
        China and Russia etc. just haven’t yet managed to hide or legalise their corruption. ;-)

        Sad but true.

        Also I don’t think the RF would seriously refuse to meet anybody on grounds of legal or moral issues. It is all about money.

      • India Andrews says:

        China is a lot worse than the US or the UK.

        Could you imagine what China would do if it had the US and UK’s political power and financial resources?

        You can dislike the US or UK’s governments in the sense of thinking they could do a better job but no way are you going to win an argument that they are in the same league as China, Saudi Arabia, Russia or any of those guys.

    • Pippa Middle says:

      Worlless Waity doolittle bare butt flashing. Weightless hemlines the wind could be a crime in China, and deem an international insult!

    • Pippa Midd says:

      P Willy workless Waity Doolittle will be more Kartrashion celebrity D*Vb type more ithan BRF doing good works like HM DoE PRoyal POW other working members –

      Italy wedding and Malta trip won’t mean anything when we read and see hardworking charitable UN Ambassador (near. Dame) Jolie Pitt working hard with six children, working for war causes, like DI POW Landmines, and

      Jolie Pitt classy but private low key wedding in SoFrance. Such class humility work for the good of mankind and always busy working!

      P Willy and Waity could learn from King Harry, Jolie Pitt than D*VB .

  12. Rusty Machine says:

    I think he looks really good with a hat and glasses.

    LUPO! He’s adorable.

  13. eliza says:

    Lol. This couldn’t be more set up so as to make them look like common folks. “We are just like you. Using the train. In our jeans, trying to be unnoticed” Riiiight.

    I haven’t seen tennis shoes like Wills since the early 1990′s.

  14. jenn says:

    He’s giving such an evil eye
    can’t stand this kid – what a brat he is.

    And the China trip – wow, read DM – I’m more certain than ever that Bill is going up against the establishment on his on. HM needs to step in and bring in Harry to the throne instead…please!!!

  15. bettyrose says:

    Wait…British trains allow dogs??

    • bluhare says:

      Yes. The British tend to be more pet friendly than over here.

      • bettyrose says:

        Nice! I thought for sure someone was gonna be all “yeah, if you’re the future king of England.” Great to know it applies to all. Southwest Airlines allows small pets on the plane, now, but my dog doesn’t fit the weight requirement (and no way would I put her in cargo).

      • ArtHistorian says:

        They’re really dog-friendly in Austria as well. I had actually never before seen people bringing their dogs into cafes and restaurants.

      • bluhare says:

        AH: I was in Germany and at one of our stops off the autobahn the shop had a dog refueling station too. I took a photo.

      • bettyrose says:

        Okay, at this point, I’m just packing my bags . . . and pup’s too. Europe, here we come!

    • Chris says:

      I saw a sign on a bus here once: “This seat is reserved for the elderly or infirm. Toddlers, dogs, shopping bags, etc, are not permitted to occupy it.”
      Silly bus company! Only cats can read such signs, duh. Next time Lupo’s dashing for the bus, he should take along a cat, so he knows which seat to take.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I once saw two signs, hung on the same post outside a building. One was “No animals allowed in building” the other was “Watch for bears.” Do you suppose the bears were able to read the sign about not being allowed inside (where the snack machines were located)?

      • Chris says:

        Notasugar……tee hee!
        And we should I guess feel bad about putting up signs everywhere apparently telling dogs: “No barking”

  16. Christin says:

    I don’t understand how certain photos are forbidden or controlled. I understand they allegedly control what photos are published in the UK, but how can they control snapshots by passersby when they are shopping, on the street, etc.?

    If I, as an American, somehow manage to take a quick long-range photo of Kate while she shops in public, what would happen if I posted it on social media?

    I enjoy reading the comments from those who seem to understand the workings of BRF, and apologize if I have missed an explanation along the way.

    • Sozual says:

      I am cynical about people in the public eye, but not everything is a photo-op.

    • LAK says:

      Twitter is the last bastion of uncontrolled media photos, so if you managed to take a pic of WK and posted it to twitter, nothing they can do about that. That’s how people are able to track them despite the official stand on the matter.

      In terms of the official media, and this includes online media, if it operates under UK jurisdiction, the PCC can shut down any publication that posts your picture because William complains to them OR his lawyers threaten to sue the publication/you.

      Consequently, lots of photos on overseas publications and media and none in UK media.

      That said, it would be very, very difficult to snap a picture at close range because their RPOs would shut you down and remove/delete said picture. They are real police, with powers to take whatever means necessary to stop the harassment of their charges which your action would fall under.

      *Clear close range pictures such as the examples above have clearly been arranged by the subjects (their team) especially when the palace doesn’t complain.

      And WK have form where staged pictures are concerned.

      *i know you can take long range pictures that look close range such that subject is unaware it happened, but the palace has pulled every single picture published as soon as they are aware of their existence.

      In this instance, even if you don’t think it’s staged, the fact that palace has allowed them to run is very telling.

    • India Andrews says:

      Twitter is how everyone knows Kate shops a lot more than the palace makes it sound. Ordinary people do post to social media when they starstruck take a photo of her in a store or on the street.

  17. word says:

    I know UK weather can suck, but is it really that cold there right now? Jackets and layered clothing already ? Yikes !

    • ArtHistorian says:

      It is cold and rainy in Denmark as well. It is already time to whip out the sweaters. Britain, and especially London, is warmer than Copenhagen, so it is hard to tell. I, however, am slightly chilled because the heating usually isn’t turned on until late september/early october.

      • mayamae says:

        I’m jealous. I currently live in Atlanta, and it’s 90 degrees right now. I bought a cute new winter coat a few years ago and I’ve only worn it once. I’m from the Chicago area and I love the weather there.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I love springtime ans early summer, especially May and June. Spring is slow to come, so it is always extra wonderful when it arrives (in the shape of bright yellow crocus flowers. (There always a whole carpet of crocus flowers in all colours planted at Rosenborg Castle in the middle of Copenhagen). And the bright nights up to Midsummer is just wonderful. There’s a special kind of pale, dusky blue the sky get just before midsummer. Sadly, autumn comes on quite quickly, unless there’s a freakish indian summer, like some years ago, well into october – confusing all the plants and the migratory birds.

    • Fifee says:

      Its unseasonably cold atm. Im in Scotland and I’ve had my heating on for the past week or so.

  18. lisa2 says:

    I don’t comment much on them..

    I like the glasses on him and the hat. I think he is one of those people that look better in very casual clothing.

    beautiful dog

  19. Vava says:

    Completely staged.

  20. dorothy says:

    Love the glasses on William.

  21. Feeshalori says:

    If looks could kill……. But I actually like William better with glasses and baseball cap.

    • Vava says:

      yeah, the glasses do diffuse his GLARE. William is not a happy man.

      • Astrid says:

        It seems that William can no longer hide his disdain and contempt for the press (and the public that feeds info off it). He and his wife look very harassed in these photos, coming out of public transport; can’t wait to be out of there, away from these plebs, and back in their tax-payer refurbished “Petit Trianon.”

        And the baby is starting to mirror its Daddy. That poor baby looks miserable all the time, terribly discontent like being in a constant state of colic or constipation … what could possibly be wrong or missing in its coddled little life?

  22. Jocelyn says:

    China? Awesome if it happens but not to worry. Kate will just get pregnant again. ;) Actually that could happen. Mark this comment down in case it does! Nice to see candid photos. I guess the British press might be done with them like you said. I would find it hilarious if George and his future wife have the best work ethic ever. Wouldn’t that be awesome? And I agree that Will looks much better with glasses and a baseball cap.

  23. bloopuy says:

    William looks cute here.

    Sorry but Kate reminds me of Kristen Stewart with the jeggings, no socks and ratty looking sneakers.

  24. bloopuy says:

    and William’s broad shoulders are looking very nice!

  25. rudy says:

    Did they actually PASS THRU kings cross or was the whole bluddy thing staged?

  26. Pippa M says:


    Workless Willnot Waity doolittle had their own PR Press offices Willnot woyld be controlling make legal threats; now POW consolidate the PR – the office BP don’t play P Willi game. Unless affects HM The Firm GB Commonwealth people.

    BP POW PR office not concern by frivilous selective PR with bare butt flashing …. .on and on!.

    • FLORC says:

      Pippa M
      They consolidated offices. Yes. The same type of PR is still coming out. BP is only covering the Queen to my knowledge though I would appreciate another chiming in on this.

      I know there’s too much negativity in here when I end up defnding Will and Kate. That’s where i’m at now.

      Regarding upthread. Your comment on Dinner carts and Chanel trousers. I hate that i’m saying this, but if Kate wore that would she not get chewed up for it? Her clothes here are from her time off. She can dress as she pleases. I do love she’s wearing flats and has her hair up. This is how she is for comfort. No one here should be able to justifiably complain about how she’s dressed off duty while taking the train.

  27. Pager90 says:

    Both…Phil Dampier and Richard Palmer (journalists who cover royals) said the Harry in St.Tropez and Harry dating Camilla story is untrue.. Palace has denied it. And Harry’s friends have denied it.
    Harry was not in St.Tropez and He’s not dating Camilla.
    That’s the latest.

  28. Pippa Midd says:


    Workless vWaity. Ankles legs grain bare butt the public don’t need to see from a royal. Where is the respect to HM monarch BRF especially in public Waity doolittle position status of wife mum to ?!

  29. wow says:

    This is the best I’ve seen them look! I like this version of them. They look young. Not like they are playing “pretend married couple” or “dress up”. William is looking hot and Kate looks nice to.

    I guess Ma Midds got to look after the little hellion, or perhaps Pipps was on diaper duty.

  30. Chris says:

    Only just got interweb back after a few days’ lack, so missed this:
    Gordon Bennett, the thirst for conspiracies! But I want to put my hand up re jeggings….I wear canvassy/cotton ones from M&S and feel perfectly respectable, tho I am an Old.

    But the gem nestling in this story is dear d Chazza, ligging with His Holiness the DL and calling the Old Guard ‘appalling old waxworks’. I can’t imagine William even forming an opinion, pro or anti.

    • LAK says:

      Would William know anything about China to form an opinion? Wait, wasn’t he supposed to transition to the foreign office in September to learn all about Diplomacy?

      Oh well, intentions, PR lies and poor sirs Humphries trying to find William something to do. I guess this ambulance thing is real, except like doubting thomas, i’ll believe it when I see it!!!

      • FLORC says:

        We’re only so cynical from many articles/statements stating their intentions and citing those intentions as reasons for not pursuing duties. I’m done counting eggs. Call me when the chickens hatch.

      • Chris says:

        Hi LAK’n'FLORC
        Oh of course, completely agree about all the misleading waffle re great expectations! Blimey though, if the master plan is to blur the issue and avoid scrutiny, it works for me: I don’t want the monarchy abolished, but W&K have lorst my interest, such as it was.
        (I still have C&C to make me smile!)

      • Astrid says:

        Well, if you consider a royal flash from the Duchess a charm, I’m wondering whether the original rant by Charles was actually less offensive. Either way, the Chinese likely don’t give a fig, especially for monarchy, and will just attempt a demonstration of diplomacy, whatever that entails. It’s not as if China actually extended an invitation, did they? And it is doubtful that William even cares outside of his own tight clique to form an opinion of this large a world issue… and let’s not get started on his wife’s public mannerisms. So why stir another hornet’s nest just to keep these two looking busy and more popular than they really are?