Duchess Kate & William met LeBron James, Beyonce & Jay-Z last night


Here are some assorted photos of Duchess Kate and Prince William at last night’s Nets vs Cavaliers game in Brooklyn. Kate and William sat courtside!!! That shocks me. The royal sources claimed that Kate and Will would never deign to sit courtside, lest a basketball smash their royal faces, I suppose. After the game, they did a photo-op with King James himself, LeBron James. LeBron even put his arm around Kate and she looked sort of uncomfortable. We Yanks are very touchy-feely, but as a good rule of thumb, DO NOT TOUCH THE WAITY.

At the game, they didn’t sit WITH Beyonce and Jay-Z (who were also courtside), but they did meet Beyonce and Jay at some point and there are even photos and a video!

You know what shocks me? William is taller than Jay-Z! I always thought Jay was super-tall, but it turns out William has him beat by a few inches.

I’m also including some photos from Kate and William’s dinner – which they attended before the basketball game – which included Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Chelsea’s husband Marc. This was a fundraiser for Tusk Trust. Oh, and Kate wore the same thing to both events – a Tory Burch “Bettina” coat. I think this was a good choice for the game, and I guess it worked for the fundraiser too (especially since she probably didn’t have time to change).




Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News, Getty.

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  1. Lilacflowers says:

    LeBron is soaked in sweat. Anyone would feel uncomfortable being touched by a very sweaty stranger.

    • Luciana says:

      She looks so small next to him hahaha I bet she’s having the time of her life.

      • Sammy says:

        Ah it looks like she having the opposite , fake smiles or ackward look in every picture .

      • someonestolemyname says:

        RoyalReporter Dec 8
        For those asking: the courtside meeting between Queen B, Jay Z and the Cambridges had been planned by their people “before” the game.”

        RoyalReporter · Dec 8
        “There isn’t much that isn’t choreographed on royal visits. ;-)

    • Dany says:

      total agree! No one wants a hug from a sweaty stranger. Yuck!

      And i have to say William looks drunk here. Too much wine for dinner?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        More likely his reaction to the smell of the sweat.

        Also, basketballs aren’t the only thing that crashes into people sitting courtside. Very large, fast-moving players go crashing into the stands, usually spilling people’s beer as they go. And towels. Saw Ann Romney get hit in the face with a sweaty towel at a Celtics game one night.

      • M.A.F. says:

        ewwwww. Sweaty towels.

      • FLORC says:

        I wouldn’t rule out drinking.

    • Wilma says:

      I actually don’t think her body language is saying she’s uncomfortable. She stands pretty close to him in all the photos.

    • L says:

      THIS. Her head is so close to his sweaty armpit. That would totally gross me out to.

    • Abbott says:

      We need Sixer or LadySlippers here to explain the royal protocol on sweaty, swampy pits on the Duchess.

    • Pippa Mids says:

      Sweaty Lebron – tell that to common Waity middleton (celebrity!). Waity is all ga ga over these millionaires, fake JZ and Beyounce (overated!!).

      Prince William middleton seem to have become more common – where is his jacket. Wills around carole waity middleton too long, he forgot he is HRH representing HM the (monarchy (always). Doolittle was over covered, hiding IV fed weight for the bump.

    • Megan says:

      I love King James, but sweaty pits … ewww.

    • Yup, Me says:

      He looks like he was doing what he does whenever people arrive to meet him. Arm lightly around a shoulder and smile for the camera. I like the fact that he just did what he does when people want to meet him. They got treated like the regular people they keep advertising that they are. Success!

      • Dksherlock says:

        Regular person here, and it’s rude and gross no matter what. Mr. Lebron dresses up for commercials and for making $$$, he can dress up for guests.

    • Pandy says:

      That’s what I thought too. She’s tucked in under his very sweaty armpit! No wonder there are no touching protocols lol. And imagine royalty having to hang with a crack dealer …

      • someonestolemyname says:

        Kate is very familiar with drug peddler’s she and William LOVED Hanging with Uncle Gary at his Ibiza Mansion. Drug Peddler is Kate’s UG. Carole’s brother caught on tape in the same Ibiza Mansion The Middleton’s, William and Kate spend summer and spring vacations in, when Kate was trying wooing William.

    • someonestolemyname says:

      RoyalReporter Dec 8
      For those asking: the courtside meeting between Queen B, Jay Z and the Cambridges had been planned by their people “before” the game.”

      RoyalReporter · Dec 8
      “There isn’t much that isn’t choreographed on royal visits. ;-)

  2. R-R says:

    I could talk about how uncomfortable Kate looked next to LeBron. I could talk about the fact that 3 people had to tell Kate to stand up to meet and greet Beyonce and JayZ. Instead:

    • SK says:

      Why is she obligated to greet random celebrities who take it upon themselves to rock up to her? She’s pregnant and has been in heels all day. Pass.

      Why do Bey and Jay care about meeting these two dweebs? I suspect it’s just a photo op for B & J.

      Le Bron is awesome. His sweaty arm around her awkward self is just amazing!

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        It was all arranged beforehand by the Palace, according to the British reporters who talk to the Palace office. William wanted a JayZ and Queen Bey meet up, they were first choice and requested by William.
        He loves celeb meetings so does Kate.

        Years ago it was reported William thought Beyonce was hot. She has also done work with Prince Charles , his Trust I think, in some capacity several years ago according to reports.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        JayZ is a team owner of the Nets. It makes sense that the home team would have some representation in meeting them, even if it is just one of the owners.

      • epiphany says:

        Why would William and Kate care about meeting two dweebs? LeBron, on the other hand, is a great guy. Met him several times through friends in Ohio, very down to earth and personable.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Epiphany, W&K requested the meeting. They both like meeting celebrities (see the California trip). They also need money for their failing royal foundation, especially the US arm, and JayZ and Queen Bey have earned a combined net worth of over $1 billion. When you request a meeting with someone important, get off your lazy ass, stand up, and shake their hand. Easy.

      • bluhare says:

        My opinion of LeBron was the opposite. He didn’t tip his waiter when he was in town for a game. So much for the little guy.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Well said…notsugarhere…
        That’s who William requested. He’s not above wanting to meet celebs. Look at his first visit to US, it was LA and last minute, because William wanted it.
        William loves meeting entertainment celebrities.
        He looked happier with the celebrities than the U.S. President. Imo

      • Dallas says:

        I so wish the media, US media, would STOP referring to JayZ and Beyoncé as our royalty. Seriously! There is nothing ROYAL about JayZ and Beyoncé.

      • notasugarhere says:

        To which I respond, there is nothing royal about W&K.

      • Dani says:

        Why does she have to get up to greet B and J? They aren’t royal of any sort. Girls pregnant, in heels, sit down and hug her. Damn.

      • Megan says:

        Notasugar – Their trust raised over $6 million last year, made $5.6 in grants and has $8.1 million in net assets. That is not a failing foundation.

      • Anne says:

        Jay z isn’t a team owner, he had 0.15% of the ownership which became public record when he had to sell to start his sports agency .

        And no the Royals didn’t ask to met the Carter’s, Beyonce’s publicist working overtime.

        If anything the Carter’s knew that Kat and Will would be at this game since it was planned months in advance and they showed up like fameho’s so they could be seen with Kate and Will, even walked up to them on the court to get maxim number of camaras , Kate looks like she barly knows who Beyonce is.

        And look at Beyonce dressed all demure with a new wig.

        And how short are Beyonce and Jay compared to Will & Kate, JayZ wearing those boots that had some height and he still shorter then Will and Beyonce at least few inches shorter then Kate.
        Celebrities are always smaller and shorter then we think.

      • notasugarhere says:

        What an odd thing to type, that she should sit because she’s pregnant and “royal” whatever that means. She is pregnant, not incapacitated. She was well-enough to fly across the Atlantic for this, so she can stand up to greet people. She stood talking to Hillary Clinton, she can stand and talk to Beyonce.

        Think how negative the reaction would have been in NYC at this moment in time if a spoiled, lazy white girl SAT while self-made proud African-American Beyonce spoke to her? Did you want the crowd outside to riot?

        The US arm of their Foundation continues to be on shaky/questionable grounds and is still trying to get firm footing after the where-is-the-money California polo kick-off.

      • Megan says:

        Whoa — notasugar — that comment goes way too far. Comparing a meeting between two celebrities to a police killing is way out of line. People of all colors and backgrounds are protesting in cities all over America demanding more police accountability and great justice for victims and their families.

        Your suggestion that protesters would riot because Kate didn’t pay Beyonce proper respect is both incorrect and offensive.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Bluhare, that is very disappointing (but important) to know.

        You’re welcome to think it incorrect and find it offensive, Megan, because we have that freedom. Do you doubt how on-the-edge NYC (and other parts of the US) are right now? Did you miss the anti-W&K protest signs that were held up by the crowds outside the game? One of the idiot DM writers thought the “I can’t breathe” t-shirt was a reference to how excited an NBA player was to meet W&K. Completely out of touch.

        This meeting was pre-arranged through channels. It wasn’t a surprise. W&K needed to be on their best and most diplomatic behavior. That does not include it taking three people to convince Kate Middleton to stand up to greet two famous, self-made African-Americans who have pre-agreed-through-channels to meet them.

        I think it was stupid to have the meet-and-greet on the floor like that, but since that’s how it was arranged, they needed to do it right.

      • Megan says:

        Notasugar – Since I live and work in Washington, DC, I know what the climate is in US cities, and the royals do not play into it in anyway.

        As for signs protesting the royals, when any foreign dignitary visits the US, a handful (or in the case of oppressive regimes hundreds) of protesters turn out with negative signs. It’s hardly a scandal that there were signs protesting the royals.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Broad brush there. You know your opinion of the climate in the city where you live. There are always protest signs. Protest signs at this event in the middle of a crowd with this high-level of tension? They needed to be on their best behavior. Period. Taking Obama’s precious time for a meet-and-greet to discuss babies? Yes, these two royals are playing into being part of the problem right now.

        They pre-arranged this silly court-side meet. I think that they should have been introduced at the reception along with the Clintons, but again, I’m not in charge. The idea (upthread) that a pregnant woman shouldn’t stand to greet a VIP that she’s pre-arranged to meet? Earns an eyeroll from me.

      • Megan says:

        No one took President Obama’s precious time to talk about babies. It is very standard for Obama to make small talk with whomever he is meeting with before the press is ushered out of the room. Seriously, you are really reaching on this.

      • Maxine7 says:

        Actually JayZ is no longer a team owner of the Nets in fact he had to liquidate his ownership because of Rocnation, so it’s not a natural fit that they’d be meeting the Royals.

      • Pandy says:

        Dang, I’m late to the party! Notasuga – I can’t believe you’re typing that B&J should have been introduced with Hillary Clinton. A crown prince (next in line to be King of England) and his Duchess, the Secretary of State and then … the crack dealer and his wife in her booty shorts? Yeah, that’s not gonna happen. And no, I’m not saying this because they are black so no race card please. LeBron was sweaty too – and I don’t care if he’s black, white or polka dot – who wants to be tucked into someone’s sweaty armpit? PW and DK looked pleased to meet all of them, but please don’t equate meeting Jay Z and Beyonce with meeting heads of state.

      • FLORC says:

        Broad Brush indeed. DC is an area with so many moving parts and areas that are completely sealed off from eachother. It’s a world within a world within worlds that might never be apart of the other. I hope that makes sense in how I worded it.
        When I lived (and worked) there I thought I knew it. There’s just such a seperation of things. Without omnipresence it’s difficult.
        And i’m not alone in viewing it this way.
        You can know little bits of little bits though.
        Have you ever been?

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      It was all arranged beforehand a request by Prince William ….and when Duchess Kate stood she did a subconscious dip or bow to queen Bey..hahaha. It is somewhere on a video.

      • Ava says:

        Keep making up stuff. That’s even protocol to walk up to the Royals.
        If they had any plans to mingle with Beyonce and JayZ would have done the same that they did with Lebron James , already planned meet and greet for the press or sat beside them at the game.

        Obviously Beyonce and JayZ walked over to where Will and Kate where seated and forced a introduction .

      • Megan says:

        Not only was it not planned in advance, but, according to ESPN, Bey and JayZ approached them during a time out, which is why they look like they were caught off guard — because they were.

      • someonestolemyname says:

        ALL of it was planned and written about the day before, by a Royal Reporter.
        William wanted and made arrangements for the meet and greet with Bey and JZ.

        Like the royal reporter said, NOTHING is spontaneous, this was all planned.

        It was planned in advance. One of UK Reporters was already writing what was going to happen day before. He had word directly from the Palace.

      • someonestolemyname says:

        RoyalReporter Dec 8
        For those asking: the courtside meeting between Queen B, Jay Z and the Cambridges had been planned by their people “before” the game.”

        RoyalReporter · Dec 8
        “There isn’t much that isn’t choreographed on royal visits. ;-)

    • inthekitchen says:

      R-R – wow, great picture of her ENORMOUS wiglet! Thanks for the link.

      • may23 says:

        Hey, epiphany, I disagree! Unlike William and Kate, Beyonce and Jay Z earned their name and their fortune.

    • Dena says:

      It looked to me as if William was stoked to meet them as if he had one of his all time fantasies come true. Kate looked like the long suffering yet loving girlfriend and indulgent girlfriend.

      • FLORC says:

        Very much so Dena. It came off that way completely. William requested the game to meet LeBron. Not to watch Basketball. And while the news in the states has been exclaiming what huge fans and followersW&K are of Basketball it’s not the case.
        I’m not saying William didn’t enjoy himself, but this happened for 1 reason. William wanted to meet LeBron and Kate came along.

  3. perplexed says:

    She looks friendly. William is getting dorkier with age. I don’t think Kate is the best or anything, but in these photos I am sort of drawn to her pleasantness and wondering why Wills looks like such a dork (although he seems to enjoy these celebrity-driven occasions more than the other kinds of events.)

    Her pants are funny to me but maybe that’s the style now. Maybe she’s following trends. I wonder if she’s uncomfortable in dresses. She looks less…stiff? here.

    She looks better in motion than in photos.

    • SK says:

      Her face is so much cuter with a bit more fat on it. Her smile looks gorgeous and her dimples are cute. Wish she would allow herself to be her old pre-wedding weight again after this baby. She’s so much prettier.

    • Talie says:

      Ha! I thought the same yesterday when he was with Obama. O looked very cool and relaxed, but Will was a bit dorky and jumpy.

    • LadyMTL says:

      She does seem a bit stiff in the first pic but then, a lot of Brits aren’t as hands on as we are in North America. My bf is British and when I met his parents for the first time I asked him if I give them a kiss, a hug, what? And he said “Oh no, just shake their hands. We’re English!” LOL. As I’m an Arab, it was a totally foreign thing for me to do. :P

      Aside from that yes, she does look really nice. I like her with a bit more meat on her bones, so to speak.

    • QQ says:

      That’s what Ive been trying to figure like she looks out of place and its a combo of her clothes and how they make her looks stiff stodgy and older than everyone in sight? like is a weird thing to wear to a game and then have your husband next with an open shirt and looking more ..relaxed? Idk is so strange

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, I made the same assessment. Definitely strange.

      • littlestar says:

        I thought so too. William looks casual and relaxed, and she’s wearing a stuffy coat. A sweat or a more casual coat would have looked much better with her jeans and heels.

      • FLORC says:

        Agree. Although at least she’s wearing pants. And the pants do look good with her coat.
        It must have been so hot in there though!

    • FLORC says:

      Tell us how you really feel Pippa Mids?

  4. Q says:

    LOL @ Williams little wave to the camera in the second video 😂

  5. Toot says:

    Awww, that little jersey for George is cute!

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Yes, the Prince George basketball Jersey is adorable. Great way to finish up the photos of the night.

      • Pippa Mids says:


        W*W celeb and low to the monarchy -HRH. Maybe both should turn to acting and earn their own way.

        George 1- there can only be one P George. What he looks like growing, but he sure looks like cousin Mia – Windsor (and Churchill/Spencer like).

    • Esmom says:

      I know, that was my favorite thing! Although I was thinking it would have been cute for it to say “King George,” a la LeBron’s “King James” jerseys.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        I love the sweet Little Jersey for George as is , it was so cute but if it said King George it would’ve been even more adorable.

  6. Gina says:

    Her lilly white skin was touched by a king. Uncomfortable? They always look a bit constipated. But Lord they were in the presence of Lebron. Had this happened thirty years ago, Diana would have known who Bron, Jay and Beyoncé were. Okay they can go home now.

    • Jules says:

      She’s no Diana, and I wish the media would stop pretending she is. They only people I know that care about this boring couple are right here on this site.

      • Angela says:

        C’mon, the MVM is all about Kate! Lazy or not, she’s always relevant.

      • SK says:

        I know and/or have met quite a few people who met Diana, spent time with her, had dinners with her, or even worked with her. They all said similar things: very sweet and lovely, very warm, quite dumb and a bit boring. I don’t know why people make her out to be this Saint. She was far from it. She absolutely had a gift of exuding warmth and charm to all that she met for short periods of time. She seemed genuinely lovely and caring. She knew how to play the press. But she was also emotionally unstable and made some very poor and damaging decisions. Her masterful use of the press also created a cage for her. She burned through friends and had quite a few issues. She was not this perfect person people build her up to be. She was a flawed person who did her best.

        Why constantly compare Kate to her? It’s just ridiculous. Let her be her own person.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Okay, SK, let’s take Kate Middleton as her own person. She spends the majority of her time shopping, working out, and getting her hair done. She’s bone-deep lazy. She subsumed whatever personality she once had to land William. She has no friends and is only ever seen with her mother and sister. I wouldn’t call that emotionally stable. And yep, some would throw in dumb and boring as adjectives for KM.

        All in all, I’ll take hard-working Diana any day.

      • perplexed says:

        I don’t think Diana was a saint, but I never really thought she was dumb. She wasn’t an intellectual, but I don’t think she was dumb, probably because of her ability to sort of see how she could make a difference on a lightning-rod issue (i.e. AIDS, landmine issues). That takes some degree of brain-power. Her personal life was a mess, but in terms of diplomacy and public issues, she seemed to have high emotional intelligence where conducting her public princess duties was concerned. Just the fact that she knew what kind of dresses children would like and respond to (as written about in another thread) makes me think that her emotional intelligence was strong in certain areas (ok, not her marriage, but in her “job”). I’m a little shocked that William didn’t inherit any of those gifts from her (or even any gifts from Charles — he’s not dumb either, and has been prophetic on some issues of concern like the environment). Diana had charisma working in her favour, but when she had to work on a certain issue (i.e landmines) she seemed to go and do her homework and prepare, at least. She may not have been Marie Curie, but I’m generally befuddled when she’s described as dumb. Then again, the definition of “smart” has always perplexed me too — if she was practical enough to know that she should do SOMETHING of value in her position when she’s living off taxpayer money, I’d then move to classify her as smart (and same for Charles), and move to classify William, at the very least, as dumb. Maybe Kate just does what she’s told. I don’t know if she’s dumb herself, but William’s dumbness rubs off on her.

      • Gina says:

        Diana danced with John Travolta when he was happening. She was besties with Elton John. She had her frailties but lived the life, she was a rock star. Miss Kate is pure and simple don’t rock the boat, elevator muzak.

      • Pippa Mids says:


        Great for Jolie Pitts- showing the British kardashion middleton, she had no time for workshy Waity and P Willnot meeting was great (just show the lack of respect from serious people the Cambridges command); and for PW to give the impression he (Willnot) is as serious to charity work HM GB UK duties.

        Witherspoon (Ms ‘don’t you know who I am’) she is quite fitting for Willnot and Cannot.

        The ‘saint’ for P/Lady DIana (was not that she was perfect although the dalliances came after she saw her failed marriage). But was that she was genuine, hardworking to help charities, the needy, and duties as HM GB rep. Not the least was her warmth to all (not intellect, that was for POW), – all great saintly qualities of anyone of her Title and granduer, to care so deeply and give of herself, as an aristo / Royal to be sure.

      • Dena says:

        So . . . SK. what are you saying? William basically married his mother? Lol

      • FLORC says:

        Let’s not forget Freddie Mercury!

        Kate also allowed herself to be walked on. Instead of digging in for William’s betterment or own good she gave into his wants. She cared for him yes, but also no.

    • booboobird says:

      oh, come on. king or no king, I would not want to be soaked in his sweat unless I was some crazy groupie.

      • Gina says:

        Lebron met with them before the game dear… you know before he got all sweaty kicking the butts of the Knicks. What do you think he ran off the court to meet them. Oh my.

      • AC says:

        Gina… so… those giant circles of sweat under his arm pits are what then? Cologne?

      • Gina says:

        Wow. He perspires. What an awful man. Perspiration on a clean body does not smell. He posted pics with them on twitter and was very excited to meet them. Getting the wrath of the elitists because he has the audacity to sweat in their presence is comical. His appearance with them was preplanned and they knew who they were meeting. I guess we will never be royals has a whole new meaning when a sweaty black guy is involved. Shame on the white mediocre who still live in the 50′s.

      • maddelina says:

        Good comment Gina. I would love to meet him myself sweaty or otherwise.

      • booboobird says:

        @ Gina
        are you trolling?
        who said they have a problem with him perspiring? and who said they have a problem with him being black?
        perspire or glow or sweat all you want. nothing wrong with that. black and white people sweat equally I’d wager.
        when I’m sweating (before or after game), I don’t go hugging complete strangers. the end

      • AC says:

        Gina “dear” I’m referencing the fact that you quite condescendingly and gleefully pointed out that B-bird was incorrect in referencing that he was sweaty. Love Lebron. Also have no problem with sweat, or black people, I currently reside in 2014. But that hug had some perspiration in it. Chill out.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Diana would have found a way to convey comfort to one of the protestors on the outside and maybe had a meet up with Garner’s mother or family somehow even if private, before ever entering that Arena. JMO

      • manjit says:

        I think it’s very sad if you believe that to be true.

      • Gina says:

        Someonestolemyname: 100%. Diana’ s mission was to comfort the oppressed. She walked in mine fields, held AIDS babies and comforted adults afflicted with AIDS when most people at the time were terrified to even get close to an AIDS patient. She was a champion of those less privileged. I see manjit is sad you wrote the truth. I’m guessing she probably doesn’t remember that era. It’s the truth and nothing but the truth that Diana was the people’s Princess. This is my third comment championing Diana and of course Lebron James. God forbid Kate felt uncomfortable in his presence.

      • FLORC says:

        During an event at the AIDS memorial inside Golden Gate Park there was a group of speaker telling a story together of powerful moments in hsitory that took the stigma away from those with it. Diana holding the HIV+ infant was near very the top.
        Diana was so flawed and had some negative qualities that are shared with Kate, but she cared. She truly cared.
        It’s Kate’s indifference at the root of what’s wrong with her. If not for that apathy I very much think people wouldn’t criticise her so much on clothes and hair. Because she’d hae something (anything) more to offer.

    • wolfpup says:

      During Diana’s engagement she was deferential, and described herself as being “thick as a planck”. This statement was used at any opportune time, especially by Charles, during the time of divorce: he went after Diana’s person in the extreme. This statement has been the excuse for broadcasting far and wide (even on this thread), a deficient intelligence, which had initially been a statement by a demure girl, merely trying to connect with another person.

      • bluhare says:

        I don’t think it’s Max Planck that’s thick, wolfpup. Sorry. Couldn’t help myself.

      • wolfpup says:

        You are right bluehare – not Planck, the theoretical physicist – but plank like a board.

      • wolfpup says:

        bluhare, I’ve always admired your quick charm and easy humor. Sometimes (being so literal myself), what you are saying escapes me…so thick of me.

  7. Kay says:

    Hill’s face in that last photo is going to get me through this day!

  8. Abbott says:

    “I can’t believe she’s here. The Queen. Right in front of me. Don’t embarrass the rest of the Hive, Wills. Be cool.”

    I want to know how many Kardashians security stopped from sneaking into the Barclays Center.

    “lest a basketball smash their royal faces” is beautiful, Kaiser.

    • Miffy says:

      Kris Jenner is currently wrapped in one of the many human sized fly papers security had dotted throughout the air duct system as a precautionary measure while the janitorial staff stand around debating how to humanely release her back into the wild.

  9. Beth says:

    I have no idea why, because I don’t really care about any of these people, but I love this story!

  10. SK says:

    Is it just me, or does Kate look bored when talking to Bey?

    I think it must be so weird constantly meeting complete strangers like this and having everyone watch while you make awkward small talk. “You’re famous and we’re famous so we must meet!” It feels a bit like Bey and Jay dashed across the court to meet them. Why? The whole thing is so… (Word required here).

    Also, that guy with the White hair who is just staring at them all as they chat with a fixed grin is hilarious.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      There is a video clip of Kate bowed or dipped to Beyonce,. It was a little funny, subconscious thing perhaps, but funny.

      Kate is probably wondering how Bey gets her extensions done so well.

  11. Kara says:

    Dunno, these pictures make me smile! W and K seem happy and kind of giddy in NYC. Leave it to us goofy Americans to loosen them up a bit! I like it!

    • LadySlippers says:


      Kate and William seem very very very happy. It’s boggling my mind that William looks so happy! Heck, even a body language expert weighed in on it too because it’s so unusual for William. Lol I think William likes Kate preggers too (I’ve always read that he doesn’t like her being super thin and much prefers her with some weight on her).


      • notasugarhere says:

        “I’ve always read that he doesn’t like her being super thin and much prefers her with some weight on her” LS, if that were true she’d gain weight.

      • LadySlippers says:


        Not always true. Around the wedding and into 2012 it was widely reported that William preferred Kate with ‘some meat on her bones’.

        Quite a few people have suggested that Kate, like Diana and Sarah, is struggling with the stress of being royal and her weight is taking the hit.



      • notasugarhere says:

        LS she first lost the weight to get William back in 2007. It worked. She learned that if she alters her appearance he pays attention.

      • Pippa Mids says:


        Waity, ma carole and padded b… ‘Journalist’ Pippa- all middletons went on carole diet pre wedding. Seem doolittle became addicted and Cannot get off (even when pregnant or nursing).

        Even doolittle eyes/ teeth/facial have changed from university waiting days.

      • LadySlippers says:


        It wasn’t that much weight and he came back more because he couldn’t find anyone willing to date him!

        I do think he prefers Kate not bone thin — most men like their women to have a few curves. It’s stands to reason William is the same.

        •Pippa Mids•

        Camilla had quite a bit of work done when she crossed over from being a private to public person. Unfortunately it’s more a sign of our times than anything else.

      • FLORC says:

        We have disagreed on this before. Kate’s weight and William’s approval.
        If William did want Kate to cover up I do believe she would. As Nota pointed out all that praise he gave her for going to the gym and almost living there. And his dating history. Maybe he doesn’t like her looking skeletal, but very thin. Kate has had so much time in the public eye it’s hard to believe now the stress is getting to her.
        And speaking of personal observation women with diagnosed ed’s that conceived and carried full term were more likely to gain weight and not fret over the increase in size while pregnant. After though it was back to it.

        Yes Kate has changed. It’s called aging. We all look a bit worse off as the years go. While she has had work done and smoked I think most of how she looks is just the simple matter of aging.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Yup, they do.
      William especially has loosened up in US, the British reporters are saying he never gives them this kind of play. He is much looser for the US press and public.

      The British press said he’s never like this with them.
      Supposedly ,He even turned his back on them (Brit pack) at one exit and posed just for US press pool on one side.

      • LadySlippers says:


        There’s a guaranteed way to make friends at home!

      • notasugarhere says:

        I think he watched his mother (unfortunately the master press manipulator) at work. He knows that they (W&K) need the USA media to like them. He has a muzzle on the press at home, so he plays games like this with them. Until they stand up to him and for press freedom, he wins.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Yes Brit press pack was telling some home truths the first night they were ticked, said he’s rather miserable to them in the UK and hardly ever touches Kate in front of them, they were shocked when he pulled her to him in NYC first night and he never poses for them. Brit press pack couldn’t believe how agreeable he was being w US Press pool.
        LOL :)

      • LadySlippers says:


        No matter William’s reasoning (even if they are 100% justified!!!), it’s not cool to be friendlier with foreign press than your own press. His own press will shape how everyone thinks — both foreign and domestic. At 32 he has to suck it up and play the game, especially at home. Period/Full Stop.

    • maddelina says:

      That’s what I thought too!

  12. Dani2 says:

    Kim must be seething with rage right now.

  13. Someonestolemyname says:

    Last night Royal and Queen Bey watching was so much fun. :)

    Someone posted a vino(sp?) video where when Kate stands stands up to meet them, she appears to do a quick head dip bow to Beyonce. Hahahaha It’s just Kate saying Hi but it did look funny, like she bowed or curtseyed to Queen Bey some said.

    Loved the meet up. Royal Reporter even said Kim K. Was probably jealous! LOL!

  14. Miffy says:

    Wills I’m-so-USA-casual outfit is only missing a cowboy hat.

  15. Emily says:

    Does anybody know if Jecca was at the Tusk Trust event?

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Not sure.

    • LadySlippers says:


      Probably not as the media (especially the British media) would have said something.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        The British media would never tell if Jecca was there, they always hide it if Jecca is at tusk event she was supposedly at the recent one, her boyfriend handled the production for William and Press in UK never said peep.

        Only one who would tell is Tanna.

      • LadySlippers says:


        Naw, the DM has outed her on more than a few occasions. Now if you said The Daily Telegraph I’d totally agree! Lol

    • epiphany says:

      Do you ask this because Jecca is rumored (or is it confirmed?) to be William’s mistress?

      • notasugarhere says:

        I don’t think she’s his mistress, I think she is his touchstone.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Jecca would not lower herself to be William’s mistress. If she wanted William it would balls out, all or nothing. She is classy. William and Jecca have a very deep honest friendship.

      • epiphany says:

        A “deep and honest friendship” sounds like terrific groundwork for a happy, stable marriage – so, why Kate and not Jecca?

      • notasugarhere says:

        Jecca wouldn’t compromise herself and her happiness, Kate compromises her entire self to be with the Prince.

      • wolfpup says:

        geez, notasugarhere; sometimes you say some really on spot things.

      • FLORC says:

        It’s 1 thing to love William. It’s another to take the role and job of his wife. No one wanted that job because they were better off without it.
        I bet William loves his time with Jecca, but not sneaking off to bed her.

  16. Babyswans says:

    Fashion question: Is it a thing in the UK to constantly wear coats as a dress or shirt? It seems odd to me that she is always in coats buttoned up to the top. In the Tory Burch website the coat is styled opened with a dress under & looks so much prettier than all buttoned up. I can’t remember the last time I wore a coat buttoned to the top while I was indoors.

    • Deedee says:

      Especially at a basketball game. She wore her coat the whole time at the childcare center as well. It has to get uncomfortable at some point.

      • inthekitchen says:

        It also just looks like she’s not there to stay. I mean, she only stayed at the children’s center for an hour anyway, but it seems rude to not take off your coat. It’s like, nope, not important enough for me to even get comfortable and stay a while. It seems like an unconscious barrier between her and the people she is interacting with. IMO.

    • Maum says:

      Not unless you are the Queen.

      It makes her look quite stuffy particularly at a basket ball game when she could have stripped off the coat to wear some more relaxed top underneath. Her whole outfit for the children visit was bizarre. It was very ‘hands off stay away from me’. Not great for kids.

      • Juliette says:

        This – Kate looked so stiff. That coat, while cute for outdoors, is heavy and the fabric is stiff, it’s completely bizarre to sit with it buttoned all the way up while watching a casual sporting event.

      • Hazel says:

        I agree. Chirlane took her coat off, no reason Kate couldn’t have. And buttoned to the top, the whole time! It looked so uncomfortable.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I’m shocked Kate didn’t wear her jeggings.

  17. Talie says:

    So funny to see them look so tiny next to Lebron considering they are usually the tallest people the room!

    Her coat looks a bit much at the game, but whatever.

  18. Insomniac says:

    Kimye must be spitting nails. LOL!

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      That’s what The Royal Reporter said LOL! :)

      Beyonce and JayZ were selected by William and the Palace approved it. William wanted a Bey and JZ meetup courtside.

  19. Kiki04 says:

    So this was a charity trip? Can we just stop saying that and call it a vacation, which by all accounts it seems to be.

    • inthekitchen says:

      Yes, please, let’s do. It was a tax-funded (US and UK) vacation. Although, knowing these two and how a walk across a tarmac gets counted as an official engagement, they are probably counting the basketball game and BeyJay meet and greet as “engagements”…got to get those end-of year numbers up!

    • LadySlippers says:


      This trip was made on behalf of the UK govt so it’s actually work for them. In fact, William Hague is working with Prince William in his and the UK’s conservation efforts.

      William and Kate have done several engagements with William especially doing some ‘heavy lifting’. A World Bank meeting is not something to sneeze at. The NBA game was to promote the joint effort to stop poaching and work towards preservation of ecosystems.


      • perplexed says:

        William didn’t seem to prepare well for his meeting with Obama.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        William’s conversational skills aren’t great. IMO
        Prince Charles could handle his own with Dignitaries and World leaders in his 30′s.

      • wolfpup says:

        We can expect William in ceremonial type roles whether he’s a dumbo or not.

  20. Bess says:

    No kiss-cam at the game? The staff at the arena were probably warned not to do it, but it would have been funny to see if they played along.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Rumoured that William didn’t want it, too cheesy.

    • Amy says:

      They did end up on the Jumbotron as they were being introduced to the crowd as corny royal music played. But Celebitchy didn’t use the pictures. They didn’t kiss but they played along. William cheesily waved to the camera which I thought was hilarious and Kate smiled though she looked perplexed afterwards as to how she ended up there. They were gracious about it.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Yes, I saw them on the Jumbotron, it was cute…but beforehand some of the Brit press who were hoping he’d do a kiss, said they later heard he would not be going for the kiss when they came on the Jumbotron.

      • wolfpup says:

        Heaven forbid for the royals to fit it. Not in America.

  21. scout says:

    Shouldn’t touch any of the Royals unless we are shaking their hands and yeah, I agree. “We” are very touchy feely huggy to everybody!! Hehe….

    • inthekitchen says:

      Well, I don’t know, Kate was rubbing the FLoNY’s arm in the pictures from yesterday. That seems just as weird and touchy feely as the photos above. It actually seemed weirder to me because Kate was the guest or younger person or less experienced or whatever, so it came across as very condescending, IMO.

    • Lex says:

      I find it so weird on US reality shows where people are always hugging inappropriate people. Hugging their doctor or dentist or lawyer. So so weird! Does everyone do that?

      • Anastasia says:

        No. I’m an American since before it was a country and I’m very UN-touchy. I’m a Southerner, to boot (thought to be touchier than most Americans).

  22. Lucy says:

    May God forgive me, but I find William sort of attractive in these pictures…

  23. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    It embarrasses me as an American that people who are going to meet royal or other dignitaries aren’t schooled in the basics. Remember when Michelle Obama put her arm around the Queen? I know they aren’t any better than non-royal people. I can see why First Ladies don’t curtesy and all that. But is it too much to ask that we use some common sense and don’t touch them? They aren’t movie stars taking a selfie with their fans. They shouldn’t be expected to hugged or stand with a total strangers’ arm around them. It just makes us look like the big dopey hicks they already think we are. Good manners are about making people feel comfortable. Part of that is respecting their customary boundaries. I know he didn’t mean any harm but why wasn’t he told not to do that?

    • Jenny says:

      “But is it too much to ask that we use some common sense and don’t touch them?”

      It embarrasses me as a human that anyone in the world thinks they’re above being touched, as though other humans are lesser than them. The royals are stodgy old fools and no one really cares about them and their stupid rules about being touched.

      • The Original Mia says:

        Yes!! The royals only think they are ordained by God to rule. They actually aren’t. They are normal human beings who were born with a title. They can be touched. They aren’t above anyone else. If they are too delicate to be around us American yokels, don’t come to America. They forced their way onto American shores. We didn’t invite them.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Fine. Go lumbering through life with no regard for how anyone else feels. Tongue kiss the Pope for all I care. He’s old. Wear a trick flower on your coat when you meet the president and squirt it in his face. Think of no one but yourself. Disrespect all manners and protocol because you’re the only one that matters. Let’s all just forget there are any rules about proper behavior or respect for institutions or positions. What a better world it would be.

      • Jenny says:

        Trick please, putting your arm around someone’s shoulder isn’t the same as tongue kissing the Pope. GTFO with your false equivalencies and fall off your high horse.

      • Mean Hannah says:

        It took at least 20 years living in America before I became comfortable with kissing and hugging strangers and acquaintances. It’s not just royals – I don’t like being touched by strangers and while I understand that most people don’t mean to make me uncomfortable, I did find it presumptuous for a long time. I agree good manners are about making others feel comfortable, though we often turn it into being stuffy and whether or not you know how to use the right fork.

      • lrm says:

        well, it’s also a cultural norm and should be respected. Dignitaries and politicians, heck even olympians, learn about another/host country’s cultural norms before visiting. It’s not about royals being ‘above’. Many cultures in the world have strict and often very different body language and body space etiquette than the USA. There will be faux pas, regardless, but at least making an attempt is polite. I’m glad there are formalities, otherwise all decorum would have disappeared in today’s modern anything goes world. And it ain’t pretty, IMO. Decorum is a way of holding oneself in the world that is dignified and self-respecting. It can also be oppressive, but no decorum is not the solution either.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      The public decides the amount of respect and they are getting the respect they deserve.
      William and Kate are presenting themselves as celebrities, more so than Royals IMO and to some of the public they simply don’t know how William and Kate are not celebrities.

      The current US general public does not know the protocals and even if told, they may just ignore it.

      Also Kate reached out and touched the First Lady of NYC so maybe she’s not bovered. :)

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I didn’t say she was bothered. I said I was bothered. The majority of people in my country have no manners. It bothers me.

      • Olenna says:

        @Someonestolemyname–ITA. The Queen didn’t seem at all bothered by the FL’s gesture and I was (surprisingly) impressed with Kate’s sincere gesture towards NYC’s FL. Maybe royal protocol is evolving. Think of the selfies the royals (including the Queen) have been posing for lately! Also, I don’t believe the vast majority of Americans would purposely attempt to touch any country’s royalty, politicians or religious leaders other than to extend a hand for a shake or be touched by a notable person such as the Pope.

    • Josephine says:

      Good manners are also about being gracious, and understanding that we are not their subjects. The whole “no touching” thing is an embarrassing leftover remnant of a time when royalty where considered chosen by God. To their credit, these two seem to have no trouble being touched, and seemed gracious and friendly. I imagine the queen is another story, and that most people would treat her accordingly.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Except our First Lady. But the Queen was gracious about it.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Well put Josephine.

      • lrm says:

        Yes, but I wouldn’t reach out and touch our president, either. Or even a celebrity. Personal space and boundaries are subjective and also cultural. Though the US is much more touchy feeling than many places, it still seems odd and random to touch a professional doing their job in a formal setting.
        In the case of kate and the FL of NYC, they are two political and cultural dignitaries, and they are having an on going interaction. Same with FL and the Queen. It’s not b/c I think the Prez is above me as a being, but just deference to the personal space boundaries on my part. And I always think it must be draining to have people constantly touching you. I don’t even like shaking hands with everyone I meet. I’m sensitive to energy exchanges, though. Yet, I grew up in a very huggy and large east coast family. Still, in public formal settings, I don’t think arms around each other is what I’d automatically do, unless instructed by the setting.

      • Nya says:

        “Yes, but I wouldn’t reach out and touch our president, either.”

        then you’d be sad and lonely, cause I’ve been to multiple events with the President and First Lady and they are all about giving hugs and high fives.

      • Dksherlock says:

        Rude is rude, and when you are unshowered and stinky, it’s rude to put your armpit against anyone, guests to the US included.

    • inthekitchen says:

      I’m sorry, but they get hugged by people in their own country ALL THE TIME. They also take selfies with “fans” at rope lines…so it’s not Americans being gauche.

      Plus, if you don’t want to be treated like a celebrity…don’t act like one. William and Kate do mostly sporting events and galas and movie premieres as their “charity” work so this leads to a more celebrity-like appearance.

    • littlestar says:

      I could give a crap about stodgy Royal protocol that only seems to matter to the Royals, but I think we shouldn’t just automatically touch ANYONE, regardless of their “station” in life. It’s about respecting other people’s/strangers personal space, Duchess or not.

  24. Maeve says:

    I have to laugh at how tame the comments are on this site re these two. Daily mail & royal Dish are hilarious and cut them no slack whatsoever. I think I recognize some royal dish posters here on Celebitchy…come out come out wherever you are!

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      I read Royal Dish sporadically. I’ve sat over morning coffee LMAO at some of their comments. They go balls out. I love reading their comments.

    • Lisa Danielle says:

      Royal Dish lurker, but not a poster! I mostly read up on the BRF and Swedes on there (Vic and Dan are my favorite royals I must say). It’s strange because that’s the only place where people really blast Fred and Mary. Maybe it’s because so many posters are actually European there compared to more American-heavy forums? Most of the royal watchers I follow on other sites love Mary.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        From my browsing of RD it looks the people most critical of Mary aren’t Europeans but Americans and other nationalities from the other side of the globe. She’s quite popular in Denmark. I do think that some dishers have an irrational hatred of her – I once stumbled upon a thread that claimed she was an abusive mom and another that debated how she became pregnant with her twins in gross details that aren’t really appropriate in a public forum. It made for an unpalatable and surreal reading experience.

  25. vylette says:

    I love her outfit. She is dressing better in US. I think the neck of the coat was tight / itching. She kept tugging it all the time. She looks good nonetheless. A few extra pounds on her face make her look softer

  26. Gabrielle says:

    Why is she wearing her coat indoors?

  27. word says:

    I heard on the news last night they showed up at half-time. I wonder if either of them are actually basketball fans? Did the U.K. tax payers have to pay for those courtside tickets? What does this have to do with charity work? Just wondering if anyone knows?

  28. Anon says:

    Ohhhh Kimye not happy about this you can be sure.. I don’t think Kim and Kanye were together 24 hours in NYC.

    • word says:

      I’m expecting another half naked selfie from Kim in 3…2…

      or new pics of Nori.

      Both of these things get her attention.

  29. shanaynay says:

    all i can say is….HER EYEBROWS. ugh. they annoy me.

  30. Vava says:

    Kate is an absolute mess. She wears a short black coat to visit kids, and a pink coat to the World Trade Center memorial.

    Buttoned up to the neck for a basket ball game. Jeggings and high heels. That Tory Burch coat looks horrible, why didn’t she unbutton it at least?.

    The best she looked was in the purple tweed the day she arrived.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Please tell me you’re kidding. She wore pink at the WTC?

      • notasugarhere says:

        You weren’t kidding. Black miniskirt to visit children. Neon pink Look-at-Me coat, grinning and gurning at the WTC. Get. Out. Now.

    • Juliette says:

      She looked so uncomfortable with that coat on at the basketball game! It was clearly scratching and irritating her neck, she kept grabbing and adjusting it – in every single video! Just unbutton the top few buttons! Breathe!

      Edited my post to add- – I just saw the 9/11 pictures. What is wrong with Kate. Why wouldn’t she wear the happy pink coat to visit children, and save the black, sombre coat for an appropriately sombre event – the 9/11 memorial.

      Kate’s hot pink coat is jarring and vulgar for what is essentially a graveyard visit.

    • The Original Mia says:

      WTF? Hot pink to a memorial for the dead. Seriously? She should have worn that pink coat yesterday, instead of looking ridiculous in that Goat coat. Now, to a somber memorial for over $3K dead, she’s grinning and wear hot pink. I give up. These two are tone deaf. I don’t care if Camilla did the same when she visited. Wrong then. Wrong now.

    • Hazel says:

      Now that you put it all together, yes, it was completely odd. Maybe she had her outfits picked out for Day 1, Day 2, & etc., and they lost their labels. And that’s being kind. Tone deaf is really the answer.

  31. word says:

    They flew to America on a commercial British Airways flight…no private jet as the royals, I heard, are not keen on that. I don’t see anything wrong with Lebron touching her shoulder. What’s the big deal? They are human aren’t they? I’ve seen plenty of pics of Kate being touched and doing the touching. She’s just a normal person who married a boy who’s grandmother happens to be the Queen of England.

    • someonestolemyname says:

      The Mayor’s wife in LA touched Kate and not much uproar from the British press at all, not a peep really.

      Kate is just a WAG Scounger with w title who waited , had no job and married a Prince.

  32. rhodey says:

    I wish Kanye had been there & picked up the mic — “Prince William’s ain’t do it right if you ask me / Cause I was him I would have married Kate & Ashley”

  33. bettyrose says:

    I would love to over hear the conversation between Kate and Hillary: “Once he’s served his term as King, do you plan to run for Queen yourself?”

  34. Fiona says:

    Oh stop. Lebron just played a game and I don’t think they really minded. This isn’t an official event, there’s no need to curtsey and bow.

  35. may23 says:

    He’s got major sweaty armpits – I would be uncomfortable too.

  36. Janet says:

    The Kate hate on these threads is getting ridiculous and to me, as an American, is frankly inexplicable. I have no feeling toward her one way or another but some people posting on here act like she should be tarred and feathered. For what, I’m at a loss to imagine.

    • maggie says:

      For once we agree!

      • Caroline says:

        I am British and although not exactly a great Kate and William fan I don’t understand the hate for Kate on here and all the criticism about her clothes. Regarding the 09/11 memorial it was not a graveyard visit and I thought her nicely and appropriately dressed. By the way, she would not have worn that particular colour for any reason would she? Is it associated with New York in any way? I think she took white roses to the memorial because that is the flower of New York. I was at the memorial in June and lots of people visiting in shorts although I would not exactly have expected Kate to turn up like that. We don’t know the reasoning behind her clothes choices though. I have a vague feeling she generally likes keeping her bump hidden, hence the black at quite a few of her engagements. Regarding the press, William is bound to detest the British press for all the coverage his mother got but cannot be too outspoken as he needs the support of the press to keep the monarchy alive. The British tabloids were banned from Diana’s funeral by the Spencers/royal family. I did read in the British press that certainly at the start of Kate’s time as a royal she never particularly looked out for the press pack on engagements whereas that was the first thing Camilla looked for and always smiled at them.

        As someone who lived through the Diana times in Britain and actually saw her in real life on two occasions – at Wimbledon in 1981 just before her marriage and in Scotland in 1990 – she had her good points but she manipulated the British media who absolutely adored her and was generally a manipulative, obsessive character. By the end of her life support for her in Britain had waned a lot and people were beginning to see both sides of her. This is a really horrible, snobby thing to say but it was probably the less intelligent people who still adored her because they still only saw the good side. She also did a huge amount of shopping and spent more than Kate on clothes. I will never forget it reported in the British press around the early to mid eighties, about Diana being at a charity function absolutely delighted to be handing over a cheque for £2,000 wearing a £3,000 ball dress. She spent more – much more – on getting her hair styled than I actually earned in a year at that time. When I was in the US in June I also saw quite a lot of Diana’s dresses on display on the Queen Mary.

    • Suze says:

      I was just reading through this thread thinking the comments were pretty mild.

      Not seeing hate, frankly. Amusement at her obvious discomfort over being hugged by a large, sweaty basketball player, yes. Which would make me a bit uncomfortable, too.

  37. anne_000 says:

    If you think she looked uncomfortable here, you should have seen her in the Reuter’s livestream of her at an Australian Aborigine camp when the Aborigine women put their hands on her arms and shoulder. She acted like she was getting injections of cooties and was getting more uncomfortable by the second.

    I think that in both situations, if it had been Diana, she should have been more gracious and accepting.

    In the Lebron video, it looks like she kept trying to catch the eye of her Royal bodyguards and then when that didn’t work, she tugged at her collar to elbow away Lebron, who moved away momentarily in reaction.

  38. TOPgirl says:

    Yeah..he should’ve kept his hands to himself..it’s a more humble way of meeting someone you don’t know at all.