Prince William & Kate will travel to Poland & Germany as ‘Brexit ambassadors’

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The Duchess of Cambridge was being billed as Great Britain’s newest diplomatic asset last year, following the Brexit vote. Like, someone – likely the Cambridges’ long-suffering press secretary Poor Jason Knauf – really wanted to sell Kate as a heretofore under-utilized and potent diplomatic force who could single-handedly conquer European trade deals with a single flash and weave-flick. I don’t know who was buying that, but then again, it’s not like the royal family has a really deep bench at this point. The Queen and Prince Charles are good at the mundane hand-shaking and bureaucratic minutiae, but the Queen is old as dirt and she doesn’t want to travel that much these days. Charles doesn’t mind traveling, but his schedule is already incredibly full. Which leaves William and Kate. They’re already being sent to Paris on a two-day trip in a few weeks, which will probably involve some soft-power diplomacy (if Will doesn’t f–k it up). And now they’re being sent to Poland and Germany.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Germany in July to extend a “hand of friendship” less than four months after Theresa May triggers Brexit negotiations. Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has asked the couple to make an official visit to Poland and Germany in July amid claims that the couple are becoming Britain’s “brexit ambassadors.” The visit to Germany is likely to be particularly significant and officials hope that it will help “detoxify” negotiations and smooth the way for a future trade deal. The Duke and Duchess are expected to meet Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, during a visit to Berlin.

During the trip to Poland they are expected to meet Beata Szydlo, the Polish Prime Minister, and visit the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp. A Government source said that the visit will help show Britain’s desire to retain strong links with European nations after Brexit.

The Royal couple are already scheduled to make a two-day trip to Paris later this month. The Duke of Cambridge traveled to Germany in the Summer, where he gave a speech alongside Chancellor Merkel in which he said that the “depth” of Britain’s friendship will not change after Brexit. The Duchess of Cambridge has yet to make an official trip to Germany and the Cambridges have not toured Poland before on behalf of the Government.

[From The Telegraph]

See? Some people really want them to become the Brexit ambassadors, which sounds an awful lot like they’re supposed to be the faces of Brexit. Which I don’t think is fair to them, honestly. They’re being put in a hyper-political position where they have to “de-toxify” what was once a mutually beneficial political alliance, and they’re being asked to become the faces of a situation for which they share no responsibility. Granted, neither Will or Kate will actually be tackling the nitty-gritty of what Brexit means for various trade deals and all of that. They’re literally going to France, Poland and Germany to wave and smile and put a softer face on a terrible political position.

Anyway, I hope Poland enjoys Kate’s bum-flashes and Will’s too-tight pants featuring moose-knuckle. Because that’s all they’re getting.

The Duchess of Cambridge visits two Action for Children projects supporting vulnerable families in Wales

The Duchess of Cambridge visits two Action for Children projects supporting vulnerable families in Wales

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  1. MunichGirl says:

    I doubt that Kate and Wills are interested in politics.

  2. Belle Epoch says:

    Did she always look like she was about to bite people?

  3. Charlotte says:

    It’s a real fitting job for them to go around Europe defending a really stupid move by the goverment.

    • paolanqar says:

      Exactly. Plus I don’t understand the reason. Wouldn’t be better if the UK decided what Brexit consists of before sending these 2 puppets on tour? I am an italian living abroad and the situation on Brexit is so foggy right now that all we want is answers.

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        “I am an italian living abroad and the situation on Brexit is so foggy right now that all we want is answers.”

        Which you won’t get any time soon because Theresa May herself has no clue what to do next (I’m Italian living in UK, we’re all in the dark).

      • paolanqar says:

        Hi SilverUnicorn

        Yes I know and it sucks. No one knows anything.

    • Esmom says:

      Lol. But seriously I tend to agree that it seems unfair for them to have to do damage control for something they didn’t spearhead. Brexit feels like a debacle from my position across the pond, although it seems to pale in comparison to the national nightmare that is Trump.

      • Sixer says:

        One other reason to dislike Trump, as if there weren’t enough already: his across-the-pond shenanigans are creating so many column inches here in Britland, it’s a distraction for the absolute farce Brexit is descending into.

      • Lena says:

        They also get all the benefits for things they didn’t do. You can’t take all the benefits and then refuse to do the bad work.

      • SilverUnicorn says:


        What did you make of the Empire 2.0? LOL

  4. vanna says:

    Yeah I doubt Merkel etc. will care.

    • Daisy says:

      Why on earth should anyone care about another country’s royals? Especially countries who were smart enough to get rid of their own.

    • Charlotte says:

      If they were at least active in politics, but they aren’t active and engaged in anything! And also, everyone knows it’s a huge mistake UK is making, so basically the two laziest people of the administration are going to say “yes, we’re leaving, isn’t that wonderful?” to people who thinks “nope, but you’ll find out when people decide to take the crown out of your head”.

    • Megan says:

      They were so unprepared during their India and Canada tours. I cannot imagine sending such unreliable members of the BRF into this situation.

      • HeidiM says:

        I don’t know why they don’t just go ahead and send George and Charlotte to these things. They are better informed and behaved, and both seem to know how to keep their nappies covered.

      • TheOtherOne says:

        ^^^^ This. Hahaha. I’m sure Nanny Marie would read them their briefing packets which 35 year old Will and Kate cannot. Why are they my age???!!!! 1982 why???!!!

      • Mamunia says:

        Good one Heidi!

  5. lower-case deb says:

    how offended do you think they would be, to be presented with the Doolittles and be expected to cater to them as though Brexit is something that can be smoothed down with soft diplomacy?

    Brexit and immigration issues have serious consequences on Europe as a whole and Britain’s solution was to send… a horse and a cockerspaniel?

    what are they going to talk about? “can you exit a Brexit by exitting it? Do you push or pull a door?”

    perhaps that is the idea after all. dazzle them with airheadedness and distract everyone from the very real problems that are happening as Britain continue to delay and obsfucate. maybe they hope that after interacting with the doolittles the European would lose a few intelligence points and forgot the mess that Brexit caused.

    perhaps they hope the Duchess will flash Merkel & co. as the last resort.

    • Sixer says:

      Quite. Lord save us.

      But you know, seriously, useless as these two twits are, they have nothing on the people who are actually in charge here. A story in today’s Times quotes ministers as saying Brexit will concentrate on trading relationships with the Commonwealth leading to “Empire 2.0”. I kid you not.

      And this is a direct quote from a speech yesterday by the Brexit Trade Minister:

      “The United Kingdom, is one of the few countries in the European Union that does not need to bury its 20th century history.”

      Again, I kid you not.

      It’s just embarrassing at this point.

      • Tan says:

        They will be in for a rude awakening if they try to negotiate trade deals referring to their colonial past

        Atleast for India, Germany is a more valuable ally than ole masters at this point.

      • lower-case deb says:

        oh my days…..have they all lost the plot? have they lost all pride and yearning for Past Good Ol Britannia?
        i heard Brexit Campaigner in Chief has deserted the UK so he could go cuddle up to Trump, and the rest still can’t believe they really had to exit the Brexit? like what were they thinking when they voted? that it’s for shits and giggles?

        i hope you remain sane, Sixer… *sends digi-creamcakes*

      • Sixer says:

        It’s not even that it’s tone deaf, is it? It’s a total divorce from reality. EMPIRE 2.0?! Nothing to bury? Boer concentration camps? Bengal famine? Partition of India? Mau Mau uprising? The selling out of Biafra? Amritsar? Belgrano? The Troubles? Iraq, FFS.

        THESE are the people who are negotiating Brexit. It’s not even about leaving or staying now – it’s about people who live on another planet running the show. Or, I should say, the shit show.

        Meanwhile: let’s all look at Trump so that we can pretend it isn’t happening.

      • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

        Its the baiting of the EU that really concerns me – whatshisface was right, we need to charm them not bait them. I was reading yesterday that May said that we are not legally obliged to pay the exit fees – thats surely going to p!ss the EU off and make them more determined to eff us over.

        Sending these 2 twits over is just another reminder of that colonial past.

        *goes over to the Idris thread to drool and take my mind off the sh!tstorm we are all in*

      • Disco Dancer says:

        As a South Asian person, I’ll happily say Britain can stuff their aspirations of a Brit Empire 2.0, where the sun don’t shine. The Brit Empire 1.0 had created enough problems, the results of which we are still
        Suffering today. So what WK will go abroad and convince other countries that we need another British Empire?!?!? And I hope the Poles tell these two to F off, considering how racist and nasty a lot of native Britons are towards Polish immigrants.

      • SilverUnicorn says:


        “It’s just embarrassing at this point.”

        It is!!

      • addie says:

        Nah! Commonwealth countries are waiting for Queenie to die to put republics in place. No need for preening half-wit Brits in the colonies anymore. The UK is just a sad place, with awful times ahead, led there by fools like Farage.

        The UK shafted its commonwealth countries when it entered the ECM. Those countries looked elsewhere for markets; tough times but they came through the worst to build strong economies independent of the UK. No going back to those bad old days of cultural cringe when a third rate Brit turned up to play at being superior.

    • dodgy says:

      Considering that the House of Lords is saying that Britain can walk away from the EU without paying a penny (what?) of our committed billions isn’t helping matters much. The heads of state over here have been as obnoxious as they can, to the point where the EU just wants to get rid of us and I can’t blame. The bus has left the station already, and there’s no turning back. Our leader of the Opposition is clicking his boots that we’re leaving the EU, although over sixty percent of Labour voters voted remain.

      Be free of us Scotland and Northern Ireland- because, with Brexit, the government is cruel and exceedingly shortsighted and foolish.

      Also – the Commonwealth have moved on from Great Britain over a generation ago. If the Brexiters didn’t like white people from the EU in their country, what are they going to do when all the brown people arrive?

      In addition, the Brexit minister supposedly told the Slovaks that immigration won’t stop? The Tories are having their cake and eat it too, and I hope if Brexit goes through, that Britain breaks apart, because NI and Scotland shouldn’t be hauled out of the EU if they don’t want to be.

      • lower-case deb says:

        i don’t know if i ever said it here, but there are a handful of expats in my job from Scotland who were despairing. they said that even if Scotland were to renounce the UK they will still be booted out of EU and had to queue behind earlier applicants. they were apparently being punished for something they didn’t do and actually tried to prevent.

        a few clearer headed ones were skeptical that EU would forsake Scotland like that and thought it is just fear mongering. and yet, none people until now can provide them with a clear explanation because officials are busy abandoning ship, or busy building castles in the skies or manors under the rock.

      • Cee says:

        I’ve just returned from Europe (Spain, Portugal and The Netherlands) and I always end up talking to people. Most of them agree the EU is ailing and they HATE Merkell (and in extension, unfortunately, Germany). Spanish and portuguese people were particularly adamant about the fact they can’t negotiate debt payment without it going through Germany. They disagree with the newest members. The Euro is killing them even if inflation is not high. They kept referring to their own currency and how much better it was.

        I’m sorry to say the UK might have ignited something in other countries. If the UK manages to secure a decent deal, then I don’t want to know what will happen. The EU should shatter the UK in order to remain whole.

      • Sixer says:

        It’s all frying pans and fires, Cee. There’s no good way out of any of it. Even if it deserves it, which it probably does, shattering the UK would hinder as much as it helped.

        The UK was foolish to vote for Brexit.
        The EU has some huge structural problems.
        The euro is a disaster for more people than not.
        Disastrous populism is on the rise.
        The centre left is in disarray.

        All these sometimes contradictory things are true and the way they intersect and overlap is a massive tinderbox waiting to go up.

      • Cee says:

        I agree, Sixer. Whatever happens after this I think we can all agree it will be bad for both the UK and the EU.

        I feel especially sorry for the EU citizens in the UK whose future is uncertain and in danger. Hopefully their rights will be considered and protected to some extent.

      • Sixer says:

        Cee, you might like comedian Frankie Boyle’s take on the current state of affairs:

      • SilverUnicorn says:


        “They kept referring to their own currency and how much better it was.”

        This always kills me because it’s a lie that I heard often repeated by my Italian fellow citizens in Italy, Gosh… they all forgot Berlusconi, his completely non-opposed support to speculation when the euro became national currency and that we needed a car-load (literally) of old Italian liras to buy a detached house!! (try to stash a couple of billions of notes in a bag if you’re able LOL).

        Cee, don’t believe these people in Spain/Italy/Greece, their problem is widespread corruption that was there way before the EU. Unfortunately local politicians have used the EU as a scapegoat for their own failings, exactly as it happened in the UK until Brexit.

      • carolind says:

        I am Scottish and loathe brexit but I do not want to leave old, faulty Britain. The SNPs are horrible and would have us going around barefoot and eating porridge the whole time so they can get their own way. The SNP could not care less either about the highlanders; only bothered about the central belt and we would be so, so insular. An independent Scotland does not fit the criteria for the EU. I would be heartbroken if Britain broke up. Meddling in the RF is fair enough but leave our country’s politics alone, please.

      • Cee says:

        SilverUnicorn (love your username, lol) – I agree to some extent. Rich people, or upper middle class people, are still fine. But lower classes suffered. My own italian family suffered with the Euro. My spanish family did OK because they had their own businesses.

        I don’t know. None of this is simple or clear cut. Even some dutch people kept disparraging the euro.

        I just hope everything works out fine for everyone involved. I know I see this from a distance (Argentina) but I’m so glad our own economic union never thought of implementing the same currency for every country. In a year it will be my problem too as I will be given italian citizenship.

      • WendyNerd says:

        I’m especially worried about Ireland. In a relative sense, the wars over Ireland have only JUST (kind of, sort of) ended. Northern Ireland voted In. What happens now? There are plenty of re-unification people, I know, and I can see the NI’s really wanting that given that Ireland is EU. But that’s going to be a burden, as much as I hate to say it. You can’t tell me that it won’t reignite conflict. Scotland is still Scotland, despite everything. Ireland was ripped apart. Does NI even have the clout that Scotland had to enable those brushes with independence? And what position does that put the (Non-Northern) Irish in?

        Seriously, I think relative to what the Irish possibly face, the Scottish almost have it better.

        As for Will & Kate, God, that’s going to be a fustercluck (if this isn’t just a bunch of bullshit). They can’t even bother to read their visitation notes when visiting countries within their OWN commonwealth. Going into Germany and Poland?! Yeah, that’ll go over well. I wonder how long it’ll take Will to make a sausage joke. Or for Kate to flash the Polish government only for her and her husband to fly into a rage at the press “invading their privacy” for reporting on it and threatening the foreign press with lawsuits?

        Speaking of which, how is that French lawsuit going? I’m sure the government there is pretty thrilled with it.

        Still, I would LOVE to see Will & Kate visit, say, Neuschwanstein (you just KNOW they’d have it shut down for tourists) and then see people continue to blather on about how people like them are necessary for “tourism”.

        And those quotes… It’s honestly like listening to Trump’s thoughts on Frederick Douglass. Um, excuse me, but the Suez Canal would like a word. Also: Sweden. And Denmark. And, basically a ton of other countries that never put Barack Obama’s grandfather in a concentration camp.

      • Anne de Vries says:

        Funny, Cee – I’m Dutch and that is not an attitude that I see around me AT ALL

    • Sarah says:

      What is scary is that Kate and Wills both say such stupid things when out and about. Do you think Kate will ask if anyone suffered at Aushwitz, or “that’s so interesting” that so many were killed there, while Wills makes stupid jokes about Merkel.

      I predict several very embarrassing moments.

    • carolind says:

      Leave cocker spaniels alone please. I have one and she is the cleverest, loveliest, most intelligent little animal. Please use some other comparison .

  6. IMO says:

    Sorry but no one cares what these two think about Brexit. It doesn’t even affect them, unlike other UK citizens who will have to pay more for certain products etc.

  7. als says:

    These are not times for waves and smiles. Brexit is happening. The remaining European Union is preparing to shove many of its Easters European members down the toilet (after making them adhere to political and economic policies that have required numerous, pointless – as we see now, sacrifices), things are serious and no one will have the patience that these twats need. A horrible idea!

  8. HdGirl says:

    How will Kate convince them? With extra short skirts so she can flash them?

    • Frida says:

      No joke, when I read they are visiting Auschwitz I got pre-anxiety about her inevitably inappropriate skirt and the wind.

      • Llamas says:

        I cannot believe they are going to Auschwitz. Kate has never behaved properly at a memorial and we know damn well she’s going to f this up too.

    • Megan says:

      I shudder to think about the theme dressing on this tour. Please, no drindl.

      • Chrissy says:

        What if she thinks wearing stripes or jeggings to Auschwitz is appropriate?Somebody better make sure they are briefed and prepared or else they might cause an international incident with their disrespectful behaviour.

      • WendyNerd says:

        Better yet, she gets Star of David shaped buttons.

        And they’re gold.

    • TheOtherOne says:

      @ Frida I thought the same thing when I read the part about Auschwitz. Can we get something trending? #NoPinkCoatsAtAuschwitz #SheathDressesOnlyAtAuschwitz

    • applepie says:

      Why the passive agressive hate. I don’t know whether I would want her life. She isn’t free, cannot do what we are doing, her every move is analysed. She probably has no control over whether she goes or not. Think about that. As I said on another post, William is not a person I like, work shy. I don’t believe in the royals either, but I don’t mock her just because I don’t particularly like her.

      • Indira says:

        Nobody forced her to marry a prince. Carole and Kate wanted him because of his title.

      • Alexandria says:

        @applepie, she is a representative of her country. William gets equal opportunity disdain here over his work ethic because both are on taxpayer money. Criticism of her professional demeanour and dressing for work is not uncalled for. Criticism of their work ethic is called calling for accountability. However, I personally do not like discussing her face, her facial expressions and body. And in this article’s context, regardless of how unprepared both seem to demonstrate, it’s an unfair position to place them in.

  9. alfaQ says:

    The thought of William and Kate being ambassadors for anything is quite frightening. William prides himself on being ill informed and ill prepared, and Kate just grins, flicks her hair and flashes.

  10. Anne says:

    Hi, I’m a Pole and when last week heard that news I thought: WTF? Why they brought in this situation? Brexit faces? Well it is not they fault and they don’t have real power, it Teresa May job. BREXIT it is serious and it is happen, many of Polish citizen living in GB and now they life will change. So why these two will do? Wave and smile?
    I doubt that in my country someone cares about them- they don’t get covers (even when Charlotte was born), only some short notes. I can’t wait to see Kate’s skirt flashes and enormously big smile.

  11. meow says:

    Kate needs to work on her fake smile. That insane all teeth bearing mad grin is just horrible.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      The more weight she loses, the more her grin gains a rictus quality that I find unsettling.

      But more to the point, these two are notorious for half-arsing their public appearances, and of bringing outright disgrace to their country/Commonwealth- Wills practically bragging in Canada about not reading his briefings, Kate unable to utter a coherent sentence, plus stripper heels and flashing her biscuits… a trip to Auschwitz now? That’s just a shitshow waiting to happen.

  12. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    What has Poland done to deserve this! Sorry Poland.

  13. Starlight says:

    I am not sure if they will be noticed in France the elections will be in full swing so the timing of that was terrible. Isn’t Wills a closet remainer so how does it smooth the waters for Brexit with these two what are they going to say “I think it’s so terrible we are leaving”
    I suppose the media talking point will be how much she spent on clothes and did it make for easy goodbyes.

    • manta says:

      Maybe they won’t be noticed by the people, but since our beloved and so efficient president has decided to not run for another term and shows no sign of interest in this campaign, he’ll have plenty of time to entertain them. His agenda isn’t exactly full of meaning events this day, so perfect timing.
      A dinner at l’Elysée with the usual set of celebs, picked in his girfriend’s circle, is probably already in the making.

  14. Marlena says:

    I just hope there will be no flashes of royal bum at Auschwitz. Because that would be horrible.

    Other than that, I guess if you hae Boris Johnson as chief diplomat, these two are quiet fitting. They cannot mess this one up more if they tried to unfortunately. However I would not hold my breath that this visit will help in any way.

    • WendyNerd says:

      Imagine her at a concentration camp talking about “struggle” like she did with the parents’ groups…

  15. Mikasa says:

    I suppose they needed to find something useful for them to do other than attending parties, gurning and pretending to care about charities.

  16. Ninks says:

    God, the Brits must be desperate.

  17. eXo says:

    Is Baldy going to fly his helicopter over there then?

  18. Ollie says:

    “The Duke of Cambridge traveled to Germany in the Summer, where he gave a speech alongside Chancellor Merkel in which he said that the “depth” of Britain’s friendship will not change after Brexit.”

    Ehhhhhhh did this really happen? I’m german and can’t remember he was here. He even gave a speech? That’s the first time i hear from his visit…

  19. Tessa says:

    Send a work shy British German to a land who sacrificed it’s all to wiN WW2Whose people made homes here and blessed our economy with their work ethic AND ARE NOW BEING TOLD TO PISS OFF BACK
    – can’t imagine they’re going to go down well. I hope they have plenty of eggs to throw

  20. Odell says:

    The people who support Brexit and Trump will also be the ones who demand a Rexit referendum one day.

  21. 5th house says:

    Scary grin. Yikes!

  22. Olenna says:


  23. Cerys says:

    Another jolly for Whiny and Waity. There must be a major sporting event happening at that time in Germany or Poland. Their Paris trip conveniently coincides with a rugby match. It’s a pity they can’t visit some European royals and learn how to do their “job” properly.

    • addie says:

      More than likely they will meet with French officials and try to put the hard word on them to not disclose the more intimate photos of 2012 for the court case in May.

  24. Citresse says:

    Kate believes soft power diplomacy involves the gifting of homemade chutney.

  25. notasugarhere says:

    Is this what they mean by being keen to do more work? Luxury trips to other countries where they are fawned over and ultimately do nothing?

    Soft diplomacy? We’re talking about a woman who grinned her way through the 9-11 monument, flashed at a monument in India, and responded “oh how interesting” when children talked about being deliberately maimed to make more money as beggars. And a man who ignored pleas not to visit an elephant “sanctuary” that was actually abusing elephants, who couldn’t even bow correctly to the Emperor of Japan or behave properly during a tea ceremony. Who talked about baby genitals during his public 5 minutes with the US president, and complained to foreign diplomat about how the diplomat could see into W&K’s bedroom from their hotel.

    I await the flashing and foot-in-mouth episodes to come.

  26. Nilo says:

    I doubt that Kate’s short skirts will convice Merkel to campaign for Leave in the upcoming elections.

  27. The Original Mia says:

    I don’t believe for one second these two are being sent to smooth over Brexit concerns. They can barely function at the fluffy stuff. Something as serious as Brexit requires a more delicate hand than these two lightweights.

  28. Amaria says:

    I live in Warsaw. Does it mean I might get to see the royal maniacal grin in person? Will its blessing make me keen to do things? Whoppee.

  29. notasugarhere says:

    bluhare, were you the one who suggested they be required to go on a tour of the UK? That being the only way some parts of the UK were ever likely to see them – a forced tour.

  30. graymatters says:

    The Cambridges might not be the ideal diplomatic power couple, but isn’t this sort of thing their job? They represent the Queen who is the head of state. This sort of touring is head-of-state stuff. I hope, for all our sakes, that they pull the hat out of the rabbit and do it well.

    I feel for the British and the Brexit nightmare circus they’re dealing with and I’m terrified for my own country under Trump. I do think that the saner heads in each will need each other.

    So I’m hoping that this spate of touring will be friendly, dignified, and boring. Much as that disappoints my gossip-loving soul.

  31. Bridget says:

    In a way, I think this makes sense. The Cambridges are about as far as you can get, image-wise, from Johnson and May. And competency-wise, Boris Johnson may actually be the person less qualified than these two. Mind you, I don’t think that the Cambridges will miraculously do their homework and show up for real, but I sincerely don’t think they can make this dirt sandwich taste worse.

  32. Rocio says:

    I want to see Katie pulling her jeans up while greeting La Merkel. Classy!

  33. Ankhel says:

    Hello! We are the Right Royal Twits! Aren’t you glad you won’t be in a union with us, when Granny and Pop dies and we have to give state dinners? (Just kill us, right!? Ahaha!) So, lets make Brexit like, easy, together? Anyway, it’s been 30 minutes, enough with you and your faces, where’s our gifts and our car?

    I dunno. This approach might just work.

  34. Kaz says:

    These Royals will mean nothing to Merkel, who is one tough, professional woman. She will be annoyed with having to waste time with a young couple who are so boring, uninformed and unmotivated.

  35. Joannie says:

    They are goodwill emabassasdors basically saying Britain gives a shit despite Brexit which I am all for. The EU was a good idea but reality is another thing. It’s like a corporation who only cares about the bottom line. Everything looks great on paper however they forget there’s a human element which eventually screws up that nice little spreadsheet affecting the bottom line.

  36. Ophelia says:

    Pretty much they were saying, “Here are our best representatives because all others, especially politicians, are shite. While we’re at it, frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

    Upon whence they point a wind machine at Marilyn Mondleton and throw toupees at Pilot Bill.

    It would’ve been funny if we don’t think about all the people EU politicos and UK politicos are screwing out of their life and livelihoods.

    • Joannie says:

      Politicians aren’t there for the good of the people no matter what rhetoric they spout. Theyre a representative of those who are out for their own benefit. Follow the money!

      • graymatters says:

        That is certainly true in light of the current US white house and house of representatives. Our bald eagle is morphing into an ouroboros to my future grandchildren’s great detriment.

      • Joannie says:

        @graymatters, it’s true for us Canadians as well. I voted for Trudeau only to rid us of Harper but Trudeau despite his charm is no different. He simply has a far more charismatic and softer delivery.
        Trump is frightening, dumb and I pray he is impeached asap.

      • Maria says:

        Sad but true.

  37. Sarah L says:

    If Kate is going to Auschwitz I pray she wears suitable attire with her hair tied back. Not even Kate is so ignorant to wear one of her little girl dresses, with her sausage curls blowing all over the place when she is walking around the camp, or is she? Honestly I can picture her turning up in the same hot pink coat she wore at the 9/11 memorial, with her hair flying everywhere and a backside flash when she lays some flowers down for good measure. I truly hope someone tells Kate that her visit to Auschwitz is not like her official visits in the UK, and that jeggings and wedges wont be appropriate.

  38. Ayra. says:

    Sooo…are we (the countries visited) going to have to foot the bill for their “visit” like they did Canada?

  39. jackie says:

    They are terrible ambassadors, they are unable to make visits to their patronage without being bothered so why send them abroad especially in France, Germany and Poland that they are countries that are absolutely not impressed by the royalty.

    As a Frenchman I do not care that William and Kate visit Paris, for me it looks like a visit just for their personal pleasure ie watching the Six Nations Rugby match.

    The other visits seem to add to give the illusion that they are going to a real work.

    If they wanted to visit France and honor the French they should have been inspired by the visit of the king felipe vi and queen letizia of spain . Visit that he really show a modern royal couple

  40. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    People in Poland are pretty angry about the treatment of our fellow people in post-Brexit Britain. I can’t imagine Kate or William being qualified to answer even a tiny percentage of hard questions that will surely be asked. What will they do if someone asks them about the death of a man who was recently beaten to death by a group of teenage Brexiters for speaking Polish in a restaurant? Or the horrible things that Tory politicians said about Poles? Kate will probably smile, wave and flash her bum to the cameras and Will will stare vacantly into the distance.

    Sending them seems counter-productive and kind of cruel. It’s as if Trump would sent Melania or his least favorite child Tiffany to Iran to talk about the Muslim ban.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      @Norman Bates’ mother

      I’ve been nearly attacked too, twice, and got out making them believe I had become British. I’m Italian but I think it comes as no surprise to you that the attackers said that they had exchanged my accent for Polish. I was horrified, as it seemed to them that attacking a person only because Polish was acceptable!

    • Chrissy says:

      Don’t give the Orange Anus any ideas, NBM.

  41. Amelie says:

    I doubt they’ll be smiling when they go to Auschwitz (yes even Kate). I have never visited it but I did visit Dachau, a concentration camp that predates Auschwitz in Germany outside of Munich so I probably won’t ever visit a former concentration camp again. It was an emotional, raw, surreal experience and I chose to do the guided tour. I learned just how little they actually teach about concentration camps in the US and the horrors people endured. You think you know but you have no idea. Not even movies or books can prepare you for it until you see it in person. I know a lot of people who visited Auschwitz who broke down in the middle of the exhibits, that’s how gut wrenching the place is.

  42. Kitty says:

    Is it true Diana was one of the best ambassadors GB ever saw? I think I read that she would charm the leaders she was visiting on tour and make the relationship of GB and that country better.

  43. Lorelai says:

    What a joke.

    The Queen must severely overestimate their popularity, appeal and influence to think this is a good idea. The Canada tour was a disaster and India wasn’t much better.

    She will have SOME type of faux pas at Auschwitz. Don’t know what, but there will be something. There always is with her.

    • Kitty says:

      Well I think everyone overestimates their popularity, appeal and influence. Where is Diana when you need her.

    • Tina says:

      Don’t blame the Queen for this. This was Boris Johnson’s idea.

      • Alexandria says:

        Maybe Boris the Schmoris put some pressure on the Queen…saying indirectly you’re next if you don’t demonstrate some passion for preserving the greatness of GB blablabla. The Queen is a traditionalist anyway and will do what duty requires even if she suspects this tour would do nothing and may even invite more disdain. I mean, honestly speaking, if I’m an EU country receiving them, I’ll be like…really ? You sending royalty helps our friendship? You divorced us! Oh and being from South East Asia, please keep your colonialist tendencies to yourself, May and gang. Figure out your own jobs creation. Preferably BEFORE calling for a Brexit. And David Cameron, we still blame you. That should be on your gravestone.

  44. Lorelai says:

    This is totally off topic, but has anyone seen the news about Paul Burrell? His poor wife! He only divorced her a few months ago – after 32 years of marriage and two children – and is now planning a circus-themed wedding (not a joke) to another man next month. The article in the Sun claims that his current relationship has been going on for ten years. So this poor woman has been living a lie for decades.

    He claims Diana was the only one who knew “his secret.” That man will invoke Diana’s name at the drop of a hat when it suits his purposes.


    • Starlight says:

      There were always hints of his sexuality even when Diana was his boss

    • India Andrews says:

      This situation is exactly why homosexuals need to be able to live free from social stigma. So they don’t have to marry a member of the opposite sex as a beard.

  45. Tina says:

    What? This is the Foreign Office’s baby.

  46. India Andrews says:

    Kate looks like a fairy tale monster about to eat that poor child in the cover photo. Put those scary gnashers away Kate.

  47. Kitty says:

    They make everything look medicore.