Prince William is lazy in the kitchen: ‘I’m always getting grief for my lack of cooking’


It occurred to me at some point during the past week of Prince Harry-intensive coverage of the Invictus Games that Prince William actually was trying to pull focus from Harry, but William just failed utterly. Maybe it was because his go-to communications director, Poor Jason Knauf, was in Orlando with Harry. Or maybe it was because the Invictus Games finally saw us come to Peak Ginger Snap, and everyone just seemed to realize suddenly that Harry was always going to be better at his royal work.

Anyway, William made some appearances last week but as you can imagine, they didn’t really go well. First he admitted he was a lazy, work-shy student in college. Then he made a trip to Passage Charity in London on Friday. Those are the photos in this post – William actually deigned to pose outside the charity for a moment and give photographers some decent photos, that’s how thirsty William was to be seen as “doing something.” But of course, at the event, William admitted that he’s lazy and work-shy in the kitchen too.

The Duke of Cambridge has revealed he is ‘always getting grief for his lack of cooking’. William made the remarks while touring a homeless organisation he last visited with his mother, as the charity revealed the multi-million pound refurbishment of one of its buildings. On Friday, William took a look around the revamped St Vincent’s Centre in London, Victoria, which is run by the charity, The Passage. He was introduced to centre user, Alex Reid, who showed William around his studio accommodation.

Calling the flat ‘swish’, William asked the 48-year-old, who has lived at the centre for two years, if his culinary skills were any good. Alex, a former heroin addict who spent ‘all night and day’ cleaning and tidying his flat ahead of the Royal visit, told him they ‘weren’t bad,’ to which the Duke replied: ‘I’m always getting grief for my lack of cooking.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I actually understand what William is trying to do. He’s trying to be relatable and blokish and Normal Will. He’s trying to speak the language of the common folk he has deigned to visit. But it just falls flat, right? Because we know too much about his luxurious lifestyle and his ambivalence towards doing actual work. As for being “lazy” in the kitchen… I guess that’s why Carole Middleton is always around. William is helpless at making his own cheesy toast.

Also: William and Kate have announced several new events for the next few weeks. Almost as if they saw the coverage Harry was getting and they wanted to make sure that no one forgot about them. A sample of future events/royal appearances. I’m expecting more stuff to be announced in the coming days, once Harry returns home like a conquering hero.

May 16: William, Kate and Harry will “launch” Heads Together, their campaign which is basically an umbrella organization for a dozen or so charities and existing campaigns, all of which focus on different aspects of mental health and mental illness.

May 20: Kate will make an appearance in Portsmouth to visit one of her patronages, the 1851 Trust. She will likely get to see her crush, Sir Ben Ainslie.

May 21: William will present The Football Association Challenge Cup because he’s president of the Football Association.

May 23: William and Kate will make their first-ever appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show, joining the Queen and Harry.



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  1. Alix says:

    Okay, I’ll ask: is there anything he’s NOT lazy about?

    • zappy says:

      yep.. that is the real question hehehe

    • right says:

      Good Lord, let this guy be at least engaging in bed, otherwise I really don’t know why the hell his wife assigned to this job for. 😂

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      The headline could have stopped at Prince William is lazy.
      Do we have to go through the endless ways in which he is lazy?
      It feels like he is all Charles – in relatability and Harry is all Diana

      • right says:

        Except that Charles is anything but lazy? He may lack in charms but he actually works hard for his causes and has shown consistency for a King to be.

      • halfpint says:

        Has Charles always been though? Back when he was with Camilla and then married Diana, did he work hard for his causes? Or is this a more “recent” development after he finally married Camilla? No shade here – just something I’m curious about.

      • LAK says:

        Halfpint: Charles was always hardworking, and quite earnest coupled with a tendency to public awkwardness cultivated by a royal family that thought they had to be remote.

        Diana was warm and touchy feely from day one which showed up the publicly stiff royals.

        The legacy of her death is that the royals started to be more warm and less institutionally stiff in public.

        Irrespective of personal traits, William seems to want to go back to the remote royals model of yester year.

      • bluhare says:

        I agree with LAK, I think Charles is much more engaging now and I am going to put some of that to Camilla relaxing him a bit. But he always got out there and worked; he didn’t sit at home on his laurels at all.

      • Sharon Lea says:

        I can’t remember the year, 80s – 90s, but the press had counted that Charles had taken 12 vacations that year. Not sure how hard working that is.

      • LAK says:

        Sharon Lea: They all still vacation excessively, but for the most part it goes unmentioned because of the work.

        If WK worked like everyone else, the vacations would be ignored.

      • halfpint says:

        Thanks! :)

      • lunchcoma says:

        I’m an American and not that much of a royal watcher. Even I know he runs The Prince’s Trust and is interested in organic farming. It looks like the first was founded in 1976, and I’ve been hearing about his interest in organic farming since the 1990s. However many vacations he goes on, he has a long track record of consistently supporting causes. Really, I think that’s all William would need to do. It doesn’t take that long to build such a record, either. Look at Harry and the Invictus games – a cause that’s fun and relates directly to things that are of interest to him, but that nevertheless give him a chance to show off his charitable side. I don’t know why William can’t find something – anything! – he can show similar support for.

    • TheSageM says:

      He’s very diligent when it comes to going on holidays often. That man has discipline!

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Yes, I’m wondering exactly how he spends his days. Is there an Xbox One in the palace?

    • Murphy says:

      He’s not lazy about Jecca Craig.

    • Vava says:

      I’d be surprised if a guy like him would ever take the time or interest in cooking. It’s a creative art, and he doesn’t impress me as someone who would get into that. As for who is getting on his case – who would that possibly be? Both Kate and Carol dote on him. They have a chef there at their places, this just seems like a stupid comment on his part.

  2. Sixer says:

    “Anyway, William made some appearances last week but as you can imagine, they didn’t really go well.”

    HAAAAAAAAAAAA. Kaiser: master of the Britisher understatement. But I must correct you. It is not cheesy toast. It is cheese ON toast. This is a very important distinction.

    I think Normal Bill should become best mates with his spirit animal of Foot In Privileged Gob Syndrome, Benny the Bouncer. Then, we can call them Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men and spend all day yanking their strings for our own amusement. Yankians may need to look up the Flowerpot Men, sorry. Here’s an image:

    • Christin says:

      The cheese on toast is basically a cracker with cheese, correct? That’s what I keep envisioning, but perhaps I am wrong.

      • Sixer says:

        Nooooooooo! I think you call your nearest equivalent grilled cheese? It’s like a toasted cheese sandwich, but open, with just one piece of bread. Like this:

        I put Worcestershire sauce on mine!

      • NUTBALLS says:

        My favorite version of grilled cheese is includes Gruyère cheese, tomatoes & bacon on two pieces of sourdough bread.

        My 6YO daughter calls them “girled” cheese and would eat two at every meal if we let her.

      • Sixer says:

        I like “girled”! Sixlet Major is a cheese on toast freak. He puts some form of cold meat under the cheese. What’s the betting Normal Bill can’t even slice some cheese, stick it on a piece of bread and shove it under the grill?

      • Christin says:

        Thank you for the clarification! Yes, we in the US have a ‘grilled cheese’ sandwich with two pieces of bread, usually, I must try this version, with a single slice.

        If he cannot manage to grill or even oven bake a piece of bread with cheese, that’s laughable.

      • bluhare says:

        Cheese on toast is one of my favorites; never will I shade WIlliam for liking that.

        I put Colman’s mustard on mine. With a good tomato when I have one.

        Note to self: Go get tomato starts TODAY.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        If you want to do grilled cheese the artisanal way, just google “best grilled cheese” and check out all the interesting flavors you can add. Food and Wine had some amazing sandwiches.

      • HyacinthBucket says:

        They called it a “toasted doorstep” in a pub in Elephant&Castle, it came on a good sized chunk of bread. Yummy. The ones in the picture are more like “toasted doomat”, called “Toast à la Catherine” in posh circles.

      • lilacflowers says:

        @HyacinthBucket, that one is missing from the menu at the E&C near me. They must have different menus in different locations.

      • HyacinthBucket says:

        It’s been a while…like 20 years or so ? :-)

    • lilacflowers says:

      I now see Normal Bill and Benny the Bouncer photobombing one another until one of them sprains an ankle and then they can commiserate about how they suffer for their duties/art.

  3. Jane says:

    I’m wondering if he is still assigned to the station of helicopter rescue. He was involved with that for awhile and it was an admirable position. Has he resigned from that position?

    • LAK says:

      His co-workers ratted him out a couple of months ago saying he barely shopped up hence the start of the workshy/lazy tag.

      Here is a sample article quoting said workers extensively.

      • Jane says:

        LAK-thanks for the heads up . It was a very interesting read. Meanwhile the Queen and Prince Phillip do more engagements than he does. Isn’t HE supposed to take some of the load of their shoulders?

      • LAK says:

        The continued excuse for why he doesn’t step up is that he wants to be a stay at home dad because working parents are bad parentes – seriously, he sanctioned an article that said this.

        Personally what surprised me in that article is that William sanctioned an article that said his parents – plural – were absent. Who would have thought that he would ever throw hid beloved mother under the bus?

        The other excuse is that he will step up when he is POW or we should cry him a river because being Monarch is a lifetime endevour therefore he needs this time to find himself.

        Back in 2011, Philip said he wanted to offliad some of his work.

        Also within the past 5yrs, Charles has tried to offload some of his work as he continues to take on more of HM’s work.

        William resolutely refuses to step up. Not even when his grandpa had heart surgery, abdominal surgery or bladder infection that kept him in hospital or home (all in 2012).

        It seems these things have to be forced on him because on his own, he would rather not.

        Ditto Kate.

      • Sixer says:

        And he did say this at a time when the welfare office in Britain is sanctioning (docking) the benefits of lone parents for taking a week’s holiday within the UK without job searching for a second job when they are already working 30 hours per week.

      • notasugarhere says:

        A William insider was hired as the new boss at EAAA. Expect no further facts about him only working 1-2 days a month to be released.

      • Sharon Lea says:

        LAK – after Tominey published that article about William wanting “time to parent,” a few weeks later she let the hammer drop saying W&K were ‘overly staged.’ It was impressive because I thought she was just putting out PR statements for the couple. Some royal correspondents praised her on twitter too.

      • LAK says:

        Sharon Lea: every tour, random reporters/ photographers complain about the Cambridges. This time there was alot of dissatisfaction across the board and plenty of rows along the way though officially we only got to hear about one courtesy of Emily Andrews of the sun newspaper.

        Reporters kept tweeting remarks that let you know that the tour wasn’t good on the ground, but i think only Emily Andrews at the sun dared put it in print how awful it was, together with a few quotes from Kate – ‘Gosh, how interesting’ in response to being told how street children are deliberately mutilated to get more money begging.

        I remember a cameraman complaining in AUS, unaware he was being filmed, about being asked to attend to the Cambridges yet simultaneously not having any access to them which meant it was a waste of time for him since they were all corralled some distance from them.

        I remember thinking it was a wasted opportunity that WK travelled with reporters on the plane around NZ/ AUS, yet apparently didn’t interact with them informally during the journey. Very much a them vs us scenerio. No compromise.

        On the India trip, they didn’t travel with reporters at all.

    • bluhare says:

      Rumor has it he will be resigning next spring.

  4. notasugarhere says:

    Three out of four of their upcoming appearances are lightweight fun events. No surprise. The fourth is coat-tailing on Harry’s good PR from this week.

    • swak says:

      Don’t you wonder how much Harry will be in the background of the two events he is also attending? Expect to see all the pictures and articles about William and Kate only.

  5. Christin says:

    Trying to appear normal. Yet for a homeless person, HAVING food is probably a higher priority than being able to cook it.

    • Dena says:

      My thoughts exactly.

    • The Original Mia says:

      Thank you! This was my exact thought. He has no idea how patronizing his comment sounded.

    • Lucrezia says:

      Um, guys, are you thinking in the UK context?

      He WAS talking to a “homeless” person. Just one who has been living in an apartment in the St Vincent’s Centre for 2 years. By strict definition that is, indeed, homeless, but I get the feeling you’re thinking of “homeless” as someone “totally without shelter” (newspapers stuffed in coat, sleeping on a park bench) and without money for food. That is not common at all in the UK, they’re actually VERY good with providing long-term shelter and welfare payments. A homeless person in the UK probably does have some money and some shelter, which means cooking skills (and access to a stove/oven) do become important.

      England definitely deserves MAJOR props for their emergency shelter programmes. They only have 2,000 to 3,000 people sleeping rough on an average night. (Here in Oz, we have twice that many rough sleepers and only 1/3 of the population. Admittedly, it’s much warmer down here.) The US has 5 times the population of the UK, but about 250,000 rough sleepers each night!

      • Sixer says:

        We *did* deserve major props. Rough sleeping has doubled since the 2010 election. Mind you, we’re still on only a few thousand people per night so comparatively speaking, doing well. Food insecurity is a HUGE issue here though – mostly due to the sanctioning regime for welfare payments.

      • Lady D says:

        Approximately 65 million UK citizens, 35.5 million Canadians, and our homeless rate is 30,000. Props to you guys, you’re doing much better than we are with the homeless.

      • bluhare says:

        The Seattle area alone has more than that number of rough sleepers a night. It’s somewhere at 10,000. There is no safety net for people and despite the positivity at the Invictus Games last week, more than a few are veterans.

      • Lucrezia says:

        Ah, I did quickly google figures before posting them, but it was only quick. Sorry for out-of-date info! (I did totally discard wiki as a source … according to that, you have an average of 498 people sleeping rough in England each night??? Yeah, right wiki.) Now I see the reports you’re looking at, and yeah, that’s a nasty increase. Still better than the rest of us, but huge difference compare to when Labour was in power.

        Is that a left/right political thing, or just a general belt-tightening (compounded by increase in migrants) that would’ve occurred under either party? Down here both parties suck on this topic … but with the warmer climate, it’s not quite as important. We probably have a larger segment who are homeless by choice.

      • Sixer says:

        See, we are officially/legally homeless if we are evicted, if we are at risk of domestic abuse or other violence in the home we do have, if we are living in overcrowded conditions, if we are forced to live apart from our families, etc. That means you are legally entitled to some form of emergency housing. Although, the hostel above is the very, very, very nice end of emergency housing. More usually, you get shoved into a flea-pit of a bed and breakfast. If you turn down anything you are offered, you are no longer legally entitled to help.

        So we use rough sleepers to mean what other countries may mean when they say homeless.

        Lucrezia – it’s an austerity Britain thing. Post financial crisis, both main parties were committed to it, although I think the right wing government elected would always have been harsher with it. The lefties would still have cut, however. No mainstream Keynsian offering at either the 2010 or 2015 election here! Mostly down to cuts to local authority funding, who are the entities charged with statutory housing duties. The number of DV shelter places has seen the biggest fall. Which is very worrying. See Sisters Uncut on Twitter for that – the fabby women who interrupted the Suffragette premiere.

      • Dena says:

        Hi, Lucrezia. No. I got that he was talking to someone living in what I’d consider a shelter or a single room occupancy (SRO). Here is where are thought patterns may diverge. Here in the US, my experience has been that people who live in shelters or SROs either don’t have cooking spaces, use a communal kitchen (but have to supply their own pots and pans) or cook off a hot plate. Me. Dena. Because of that knowledge I wouldn’t have made comments about cooking and being lazy. That’s why I agreed with the comment about the food. In the shelters here, food is served at a certain time and it’s served up cafeteria / prison style. That’s my experience. However, those norms could be different in different places.

      • Lucrezia says:

        Hey Dena, I hope you saw my post below with a photo of one of the apartments – definitely a stove and oven visible :)

        I’m imagining Alex showing Bill around his flat, and Bill making the comment when he saw the kitchen. I do agree it would’ve been utterly rude to say something like that to someone standing in line at a soup-kitchen, but if you’re standing in someone’s kitchen, talking about cooking is just polite chit-chat.

    • Lucrezia says:

      Here’s a little pic of a studio apartment in Montfort House, this’d be similar to where “Alex” would be staying.

      It might help to think of it more as a half-way house than as a shelter.

      • Christin says:

        The word “temporary” is included in the description, so it sounds similar to some of the step-above-shelter options we have in the US. The focus being to assist with living skills, finding a job, etc., but not a permanent housing solution.

      • Sixer says:

        It is. It’s the type of place for people who have multiple problems – trauma, addiction, etc, rather than people whose only problem is that they are homeless.

        I read the other day that the US has about 250,000 people sleeping in their cars on any given night – many of whom have jobs and no serious issues aside from no home. That is the sort of thing that doesn’t happen in the UK. You would get accommodation. It might be a nasty room in a horrible bed and breakfast, but you wouldn’t be sleeping in your car for nights on end.

        But I think every society is going to have people leading chaotic lifestyles due to multiple problems in their lives. These are the ones who end up as rough sleepers here.

      • Gretchen says:

        I lived in my car for over a year while in university. To me, and I’m sure a large portion of the 250,000 people in similar situations, it was preferable to the women’s shelter. There, privacy was non-existent, belongings went ‘missing,’ chapel was mandatory, and there was a curfew which didn’t work with my job/classes. Maybe the shelters in the UK are better, I dont know, but here in the US, I’d feel safer sleeping nude on a public sidewalk.

      • Sixer says:

        Like I say, Gretchen, people like you would have been put into either social housing (your own flat) if available, or given your own bedsit room in a motel type of place. Shelters are really only for people with complex problems or perhaps those released from prison.

        Although students get accommodation anyway, with rent paid out of government loans and grants.

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    He’s very tone deaf. It’s not “cute” anymore for a man to be unable to make himself a sandwich.

    • Bettyrose says:

      GNAT, WK’s life is like a peek into a bygone era. I realized watching Harry at the Invictus games that he’s like any other public figure. One doesn’t feel keenly aware of his royal status at all times, whereas WK just ooze discomfort at being thrust into the 21st century.

      • LAK says:

        I responded to your comment, but i’ll repeat myself here. I just don’t understand where this bygone era attitude came from. They seem to have skipped an entire century. Not just in self presentation and attitudes, but also how they deal with the world.

        As insular as certain sections of society can be, i’ve yet to come across a modern below 70yrs of age person who looks at the world in imperielistic, status conscious sort of way.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Thanks, LAK. I just went back and read your response and MTE. I almost added here that it’s puzzling because they were born in the 80s. I’m surrounded by their generation at work, and generally it’s a group that doesn’t GAF about prudish older ways.

      • Liberty says:

        So true… It just seems like K thinks she is privileged French Princess, and W is just pleased to be a bitter spoiled snob. With Mrs CM possibly encouraging this as she hands her secret crush, W, his cheese on toast with her signet ring hand, the hilarious distance and pomposity grows. Together they are putting the skunk smell on the current RF

        Then Harry shows the world what it is possible for a Prince with a heart to accomplish.

        With King Harry shining in a hard-working naturally warm and delighrful way, and even getting the Queen to have fun, W and K look more and more like an awful pair of laughable yob snobs. Lazy. Entitled. Social failures on the world stage, humans are zoo animals to them.

        And yes…now they want to glom on to Harry’s success and trample the flowers in Chelsea — Harry’s annual commitment…..

        Oh, when will this lazy cold drab pair just go off and lead their country life and play and holiday in tbiee empty headed way, hand off to Harry.

      • bluhare says:

        I swear I saw Romina at the Games last week. ;)

      • Green Girl says:

        MTE, everyone. It’s like they’ve been frozen in time from the 19th century. So weird, especially as she had the more normal upbringing of the two! Next thing you know, he’ll be bragging about changing the occasional diaper.

      • Liberty says:

        Bluhare you probably did! She and the Holy Ginger are still quite an item! Sorry cannot post them here. Aren’t we proud of our Ginger, though? Stunning work he’s done. :-)

  7. LAK says:

    I’ve always thought that if Harry ever stepped up to the public plate and William didn’t follow suit, the brothers’ images would devolve into Diana (Harry) vs Charles (William) style rivalry. It was obvious back in 2007 with the Diana concerts.

    2016, and we see it starting to head that way primarily because somewhere William became an entitled Princeling who thought his status made him teflon. It’s the same mistake Charles made in thinking that his status as heir is enough for the public to love him and be grateful when he graces us with his presence, no effort required. Diana’s very public ordered popularity was a rude awakening.

    Harry, like Diana, has a natural gift for charming people so no matter what he does, whether he has PR or not, he will charm people. Coupled with work and he is golden. Plus, he enjoys his work and enjoys people which is shoaring up alot of public goodwill.

    William, like Charles before him, is finding out that status isn’t enough. You still have to work or be seen to be working. It’s obvious that he will never be as charming as Harry, but by being very publicly recalcitrant, he’s made a rod for his own back. There will always be a question mark over his efforts. Just like Charles.

    William is not helped by the fact that he picked a partner who is unable to step in the gap of his own shortcomings – see how QM helped the very dull George VI appear interesting to the public, and or presented herself in a way that deflected from his lacklustre qualities, and really led the family image to popular highs.

    At this point, i almost feel bad for him.

    • Sixer says:

      All of this. Except the feeling bad for him. I don’t, predictably enough!

    • Sixer says:

      PS: LAK – don’t you think he could have sidestepped all this just by staying in the forces after they privatised air sea rescue? If he had simply transferred to some other services job, nobody would have asked anything more of him until Chuck ascended.

      • LAK says:


        Also, services would have continued to cover for him.

        No one questioned his bad record and antics whilst he was in the military because because because.

        There were afew leaks, but not like this.

        And he would have gotten away with it too.

        ….but do you remember the year long handwringing over whether or not he would stay in the services?

        bluhare and i had a bet ( which we lost) that he would go to Scotland.

      • Sixer says:

        Exactly. His laziness would have been neither checked nor publicised. Stupid, stupid decision on his part. Even now, I think he could get away with having an actual job (ie full time at the air ambulance) and be exempted by all from public duty until Her Maj eventually goes the way of all flesh.

        It’s the transparency of this “I’ll pretend to do half a job and half public duties but really do neither” nonsense wot’s done for him.

    • bluhare says:

      I almost feel bad for him, too, LAK. I think William is terrified of letting a part of him show, I really do. He is so self contained and controlling of his image, he is hurting himself in the long run (all my opinion of course!).

      I was really struck by it when the Obamas came to dinner and met Prince George. There is a true, genuine smile on William’s face when he watches his son with them, and on the rocking horse. Say what you will about him, but he does love that little boy.

      I think if he relaxed a little bit, wasn’t so freaked out about letting his human side out, and got out and gave it a go, he’d have a lot more public goodwill.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I think that for the public to care about a public figure that they’ll never going to know personally, that figure will need to give something of him/herself, to show theri personality, etc. No one is going to care about someone who is obsessively try to project a “perfect” image to the point that it becomes meaningless. I think that is what Kate is trying to do – her public persona is in many respect a complete cipher, which does give her a sort of “Stepford” quality – and it is hard to connect with that, unless you are overly invested in the projections/fantasies/ideals that such a “blank” slate is perfect for.

    • Murphy says:

      I think you are half right. William will be fighting this game, Harry won’t fight back because he has more respect for the monarchy.

  8. Cricket says:

    Harry = Invictus Games
    William = Invective Games

    Anyone pick up on the one mental illness charity The Mix who is using the royals platform Heads Together for a short promotion to highlight National Masturbation month? The section ‘What’s Going On’, is linked to The Mix.

    somewhere #PoorJason is in hiding..

  9. bread says:

    I know that he’s trying to seem relatable but it’s like when he admitted to being a lazy student – if he’s not otherwise known to be a hard worker, then it’s just adding fuel to the fire by appearing to be basically useless in all walks of life, public and private.

    • LAK says:


    • bettyrose says:

      Plus, it’s not a good message. Being lazy in school and incompetent in the kitchen are not aspirational traits. The least he could do is encourage children to love school and embrace adult responsibilities. Children will discover laziness all on their own. They don’t need any encouragement from someone who is theoretically a role model.

  10. Drs. Fixxie says:

    ‘Lazy here, lazy there, lazy everywhere’, is THE new summerhit from England

  11. Ollie says:

    Isn’t the Chelsea Flower Show Harry’s “thing”? He worked with them in the past and was praised for his work with them last year.
    Funny that now suddenly Farmer Bill and Kate will attend… Can’t remember them visiting before

    • LAK says:

      Flower named after Charlotte is being unveiled.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They do not bother to show up to honor Harry and his two gardens for charities they claim to support. But something for Diana 2.0 and they’ll show up.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Have you ever been? I have always wanted to go. I hope I will someday.

      • Tina says:

        Chelsea is amazing, but over-crowded. One year I was invited to a reception after hours and you could wander around in relative peace. It was the year Harry had his Sentebale garden, and we saw him showing some people around. It completely spoiled me for normal visits, which are not nearly as fun as it’s hard to see anything with so many people everywhere.

  12. kri says:

    Comparisons are odious, and I’m an odious person. So, I will just say, I bet Harry whips up a lovely omelette. Lucky omelette…

    • Sharon Lea says:

      Kri – you are onto something. One girl he ‘dated’ said she was hungry after a night of clubbing and he fried up bacon, made a bacon sandwich or bacon buddie for her. Who knows?

      • bluhare says:

        Technically, it’s bacon butty, although the way those of us with American accents pronounce it, it does sound like buddie!

      • bettyrose says:

        It’s just common courtesy when you bring a random home from the club to make sure she gets her needs met and a good breakfast. I’m not surprised that Harry gets that.

  13. Barbara says:

    When I look at William I still see that darling little impish boy and want to hug him. My thoughts are entirely different with Harry and are a little too racy to tell. There is something about Harry, right !

  14. Shannon says:

    Well at least he’s starting to admit he is lazy…I don’t think he really believes it though.

  15. teacakes says:

    Of course he doesn’t cook, are we surprised? What does surprise me is the idea that Kate has the gumption to give him grief for his lack of cooking.

    • Hazel says:

      Yeah, I know, I thought, who, exactly, is giving him grief? Kate? Carole? The cook, the housekeeper, the nanny?

    • hmmm says:

      I’m going to guess that he lied. No one would dare suggest women’s work to him. I bet he doesn’t take out the garbage, either.

  16. Murphy says:

    I’m surprised that this is all he did in an attempt to up-stage Harry. I expected him to 1. announce Kate was knocked up again or 2. release a picture of Charlotte in a basketful of Lupo puppies

    • Liberty says:

      maybe the overwhelming beauty of the Invictus Games is too much and W is beginning to see the light himself….and give up

  17. Hazel says:

    You know, if I were told someone had spent all night & morning getting ready for my visit, I would have complimented him on how nice everything looks, not said something snarky like how ‘swish’ or are you any good at cooking. Sheesh.

  18. cerys says:

    Poor William, i think these self-deprecating remarks are to try and come over as a regular guy but he just doesnt have the personality/charm for it. To compare him to Charles is a bit unfair on Charles. Charles may be more reserved than Diana and Harry but he can still talk to a wide range of people easily.
    William doesnt seem able to cope with royal duties at all. I wouldnt be surprised if he steps down once HM is no longer with us. I think its only respect for her (or fear of Carole) that keeps him going just now.

    • LAK says:

      I generally compare William and Charles in terms of their public strategy. And even then, that was Charles, the early years. For all his talents, which were always evident, Charles was entitled as a result of being the golden child. It took the shock of Diana’s popularity to course correct.

      He will never live down the jealousy he expressed as a result of suddenly not being the golden one after a lifetime of it, but it helped him stop taking the public for granted and to present his projects in a more public friendly way.

      Will William ever course correct?

  19. hmmm says:

    Workshy Willy possesses a stereotypical notion of how the ‘lower’ classes conduct themselves and what they value. He stereotypes this man who can clean and cook and reduces his achievements to that of a ‘bloke’ who is like himself- henpecked and unwilling to do women’s work, because, really, it’s beneath him. He misses the mark completely and is incapable of listening. He has to fit his inferiors neatly into little boxes of his own conjuring.

    He is a pretentious, lazy, abusive bugger, out of touch with the world. Inevitably he opens his mouth and shows himself only capable of relating by diminishing and devaluing his ‘inferiors’ and anyone who is not him.

    • Dingding says:

      I am surprised that Kate or Carole can’t help him. Or maybe I am not surprised.

  20. JRenee says:

    So they are doing more events, correct?

  21. coffeeplease says:

    god he’s such an ass and it becomes more evident each time he tries to “interact” with the smallfolk. commenting on the “swish” facilities at a homeless shelter while everyone and their mother knows mr workshy will go home to a palace. asking how the man’s cooking skills are? jesus christ, CONTEXT!

    harry is completing upstaging him and it’s hilarious to watch the lazy ass try to compete.

  22. Dingding says:

    William might be trying to be self-depreciating.
    Or another explanation could be:
    “He has to fit his inferiors neatly into little boxes of his own conjuring.” #19 hmmm

    He needs a list of questions he can ask, for example: are you happy in this centre?
    He needs to prepare better.

  23. sauvage says:

    Yeah, yeah, Normal Bill. Because you don’t have staff for that. Just Another Epic Fail…