Duchess Kate will be too busy to work because of the daily school-run

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In the wake of Prince Philip’s retirement from public duty, a lot of British outlets have been writing stories about how William and Kate will totally pick up the slack and for real this time, this is the year that they will really begin to make some changes. They made a big deal around the holidays about how they were going to move to London in September and William was stepping down from his part-time job as an air ambulance co-pilot. Except… William and Kate keep insisting that Anmer Hall is still their “primary residence,” but whatever. They’re coming back to London and Prince George will be going to big-boy school at Thomas’s Battersea School in London. Except that school is actually pretty far away from Kensington Palace.

When Prince George arrives for his first day at Thomas’s Battersea School in London this fall, his parents will be right there with him. Prince William and Princess Kate are hoping to drop George off and pick him up from school “as much as possible,” a royal source tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

The $23,000-a-year Thomas’s Battersea is about four miles south of the family’s London home, Kensington Palace, and will take about 30 minutes to get to in rush hour traffic.

“Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education,” the palace said in a statement after they announced William and Kate’s school plans for George in March.

And Princess Charlotte may also be heading to school soon. George enrolled in at Westacre Montessori School near the family’s country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, in January 2016, when he was two and a half years old. Charlotte could either follow in her big brother’s footsteps come fall, or, like George did, begin next January. Though Charlotte could attend Thomas’s Battersea as well (it’s co-ed), Louise Livingston, director of training at the Maria Montessori Institute, where many of George’s teachers studied, says that many families who send their first child to a Montessori school want their other children to have that experience, too.

“Most people who put their children in Montessori for their first child would not dream of putting their child anywhere else,” says Livingston. “This is what feels natural.”

[From People]

There’s been a lot of conversation about why Will and Kate chose Thomas’s Battersea, and I have my theories too. Like, I believe Kate doesn’t want George to grow up in cloistered, all-posh environments. I also believe Kate is personally uncomfortable sending her children to the same schools as the aristocrats – the same aristocrats who largely shunned her throughout her life. And I believe that Kate knows she’ll eventually have to send George to Eton, but for now she wants George and Charlotte to have the chance to go to the same co-ed school. And now I know there’s another reason for the Thomas’s Battersea choice: it’s another perfect excuse for Kate to not really work that much. Where’s Kate? Oh, she’s off doing endless school runs for an hour every single day. Isn’t there a school just down the street from Kensington Palace? Poppycock, you peasant! Only the truly elite need to spend 30 minutes coming and going just for the school drop-off.

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  1. Prince says:

    We all know it’ll be the nannies and bodyguards who pick George up. Kate may show up a few times, not daily, that’s it.

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      Kate will be there for the pap shots whenever they get bad press.

    • Char says:

      She’ll be as keen to taking him to school as Kim Kardashian is on taking care of her kids.

      • sarri says:


      • Shambles says:

        Damn. This is really harsh and kind of gross. Say what you will about either woman, but there is no evidence to suggest they don’t love and take care of their kids.

      • ArchieGoodwin says:

        I agree Shambles!

      • DTrain says:

        Second that, Shambles. I cannot stand the motherhood digs

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I don’t know why anyone would think KK doesn’t love or take care of her kids? Make fun of her plastic butt if you must but come on. SHE at least doesn’t use them as an excuse not to work.

      • Lady D says:

        North spent the first 2 years of her life reaching for the nanny whenever Kim held her. You don’t have to take my word for it, there are all kinds of stories and pictures in the archives about her pushing away from Kim, arms outstretched for nanny. She may be a good mother now, but holidaying in France when North was days old, sending her on a separate plane from Kim’s. Personally I think Kim puts Kim first, and being a mother second.

      • suze says:

        I am sure these women love and take care of their children.

      • suze says:

        I was confused by this articlr. Are they leaving Charlotte to fend for herself at Anmer so she can attend the same preschool George did?

        These royals sure have some brutal child raising methods.

      • CynicalCeleste says:

        Not to worry Suze, the school run with George in Battersea and Charlotte in Norfolk will make things a touch busy, but nothing the full-time use of a helicopter can’t solve.

    • Karen says:

      1 hour round trip on the first day of school (and maybe 3 other times) and she’s not even driving. How taxing! Give her vacation for 3 more years!

    • notasugarhere says:

      I expect them to file complaints to prevent photographers from legally photographing anywhere near the school.

      • LAK says:

        How about during the school run as their motorcade sweeps past the masses as they struggle to give way on routes that are already bottlenecks of traffic.

      • FLORC says:

        Ugh this was my 1st thought. The public space will be gated off. It will be a nightmare.

        2nd thought was how long it will take to ready herself for these appearances.

        3rd… yes. This will take all day to handle and Kate simply cannot work. Not with all the dusting, cooking, cleaning, organizing, laundry, gardening she must also handle daily.. wait.

      • Sarah says:

        Beside from the the fact that it seems to be a security nightmare, moving George through all that distance daily. Even if the streets are closed off, which should really make the citizens of London happy, there are only so many routes to get him there and that is a lot of exposure.
        Do they think these things through? Seems like you would want the easiest and safest way to get your kids to school that you can.

      • lobbit says:

        I don’t understand the logic behind sending the boy to a school 40 minutes away when there’s a location practically next door to their residence, but no matter where he goes to school, he shouldn’t be subjected to paparazzi surveillance–nor should his schoolmates.

      • notasugarhere says:

        “Surveilled”? No, but legally photographed, yes as long as it is legal. W&K like to pretend laws don’t apply to them. As long as it is legal to photograph every day people’s children in public places for profit, it is legal to photograph theirs. Not one set of laws for them, another for the ones who pay their bills.

      • Nic919 says:

        If they had to pay the security bill for sending him to school, then George would be attending the one near KP. It’s not like the closer school is a one room school house. Plus a 30 minute commute each way for a young child is quite a bit.

      • Tina says:

        Ugh. That’s a good point. Between that and the security for the new US embassy, Battersea is going to be a no-go area.

      • LAK says:

        Tina: i forgot about the US Embassy. I don’t envy anyone this commute. It’s going to be hell.

  2. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Because of course …

  3. Snowpea says:

    I usually hate Kate’s gloomy, nana style but she looks so fresh and gorgeous in that white crochet dress.

    Anyone have an ID for it?

    • sarri says:

      Google “Chloe dress kate middleton”

      • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

        It amuses me that she’s still called Kate Middleton. Me thinks it deliberate on the media’s part, passive aggressive snark aimed at reminding her that even though her social climbing paid off she’s not as grand as she and her family act like they are.

      • sarri says:


        She’s not often called Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Especially websites like the DM keep calling her Kate Middleton but I’ve noticed that they started calling Pippa Miss Middleton.

      • LAK says:

        Sarri, i doubt anyone would call her ‘Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’. She’s still married afterall.

      • WeAreAllMadeofStars says:

        She was in the press for ten years as Kate Middleton. Celebs don’t usually get rid of their last names after marriage, certainly not publicly.

      • argonaut says:

        but someone like cheryl tweedy-cole-fernandez-versini-just-cheryl when she changes her last name, the DM immediately starts using it. which can be confusing if you don’t keep up with her and see an article about her with a new last name

      • Ravine says:

        The press still called Sarah Ferguson “Fergie” after she became the Duchess of York, didn’t they? Maybe it’s so that a larger number of people know who they’re talking about. I’m sure the titles “Duke/Duchess of Cambridge” are meaningless to quite a few people, as opposed to “Prince William/Kate Middleton” which most people would recognize.

      • ABC says:

        I totally had no idea who Geri Whatshername was. Then it dawned on me, ‘Ginger Spice’! It really doesn’t help when they change their name and LOOK completely different. It’s only been 20+ years!

    • emilybyrd says:

      ugh! i swear, you never see her wearing a dress but it looks like she’s going to be flashing her knickers. it’s like, come ON. in the photo where she’s crouching, could she not be a little bit more sensible of how that might photograph.

  4. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    And so the excuses begin…………

    • LAK says:

      Seriously, walking and chewing at the same time is a difficult concept to these two dolts.

      • Llamas says:

        I’m taking a British empire history class for history credit and my teacher mentioned royals in the military, specifically William and she said in the most sarcastic tone ever “he isn’t in the RAF anymore because I guess his royal duties are just wayyyy too demanding”

        True story

      • LAK says:

        Llamas: that’s hysterical.

      • Llamas says:

        Thank you LAK! I couldn’t help but snicker.

    • Maria says:

      I completely forgot about the school runs, and about feeding them organic juice and cookies upon their return. Of course she won’t have time to do more engagements. Do you want the poor woman run off her feet? What is she a slave?

    • msthang says:

      I call her Kate mIddleton because I don’t give the marriage it’s weight in paper!!!

  5. Beth says:

    I know mothers that bring their kids to school and work everyday also. Some are single mothers who aren’t married to royalty, bring their kids to school, work, and even go to school themselves also. Not like Kate’s job is being a doctor or a lawyer or anything tough ĺike that

  6. COSquared says:

    Ffs she’s not the first royal parent out there. Zara and Peter are the children of a royal who’s done 600+ engagements most of their lives. Do your hear them complaining? This story reminds me of rich brunching-WAG SAHM and their day-long “school run”.

  7. sarri says:

    Who is talking to People? Jason or Carole?

  8. Megan says:

    Slightly cynical there CB, but yes, wouldn’t be surprised if they used this excuse. However, they have a full time nanny and plenty of other staff who can drop the children off. Having the Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the school gates every single day, casually standing around waiting while having a chat to all the other mums is hardly appropriate.

  9. Lindy79 says:

    30 minutes is a very reasonable school run time for most people living in a city where you have to commute for pretty much everything

    • ABC says:

      Even when you have a branch of exactly the same school minutes from your front door? It’s hardly like George failed to get into his first choice school in his catchment area.. This is weird plus a HUGE security risk for the wee guy. Safer for him and safer for London if he was educated locally.

    • burnsie says:

      I think the issue was that there’s a branch of Thomas Battersea in Kensington right next to where they live but they picked the one much further away

      • Menutia says:

        Isn’t t only 4 miles further?

      • CMiddy says:

        Menutia – it sound like nothing but with London rush hour traffic it will take a very long time. I live very near Kensington Palace – I wouldn’t even consider driving / getting taxi to work, it is just too busy. Unless I am leaving before 7am I am on the tube.

  10. Nicole says:

    I mean this is all speculation as to why they won’t be working. I guess we will see when it happens. But an hour is nothing so I don’t know why this is a story

    • Lindsey says:

      Its two plus working out, redoing hair and make up, changing, lunch ha ha, spend time with Charlotte and her mom, then you want her to get into a luxe helicopter or car and go help people?! See it’s all very taxing.

  11. courtney says:

    what does a school run take 10 or 15 minutes unless the child has to be bused to a different community for a special needs class or something. something I know from experience I went to school in Dorchester Mass for that reason until 5th grade granted from Revere to Dorchester usually took about 20 minutes unless there was bad weather or an accident on the express way the later happened in frequently though to get to my school you had to drive by the Boston Globe building and the Kennedy T stop

    • Jack Daniels is my patronus says:

      I had a 30 min drive to my high school.

      In a large city, 30 minutes is not a long commute at all

    • Nicole says:

      My commute from middle school and high school was a good 40 minutes in good traffic. My neighboring school was maybe 10-15 minutes. But it’s not unusual to have a long commute when you go to a speciality school. In my case I went to an IB school and there was only two in my county which is also one of the largest in the country.

    • Flufff says:

      My school journey when I was a kid took an hour. London travel is crazy.

    • Nic919 says:

      There is a similar school much closer to KP but they chose the further one.

    • Lady D says:

      But how far did you guys go in your half hour bus ride? This article states it will take 1/2 hour to go 4 miles. I can go 50K or more, in all four directions, from my home in half an hour. So, so glad I don’t live in a city.

    • Lady D says:

      On a side note, why does the story say “4 miles from home” I thought England was on the metric system?

  12. Natalie S says:

    George will be helicoptered in. Roads are for peasants!

  13. Miffy says:

    Jeez, that’s some serious speculation. I know they’re lazy as hell but let’s not start the pile on til it’s happened, shall we? And half an hour away is pretty reasonable in a city.

    • LAK says:

      Yet, Kaiser’s speculations have been proven right where WK are concerned.

      It’s amazing the lengths these 2 will go to avoid work including using their children as the excuse why they can’t work. William went as far as sanctioning a surrogate to say working parents are bad parents, so Kaiser’s speculations are not far fetched or even wildly inaccurate at all.

    • Skylark says:

      @Miffy – agree.

      No love for the lazy Cambridges but at least allow them to actually ‘sin’ before condemning them for it.

  14. Hana says:

    It’s still an all posh environment

    • Bettyrose says:

      Wasn’t the point made earlier that Kate feels more comfortable around untitled nouveau riche?

      • FLORC says:

        Hi betti!
        You can act a part. Dress a part. Appear a part. And still feel the same inside. On the outside. Afraid they’ll see through you. Sad in a way.

      • bettyrose says:

        Hey Florc!
        Honestly, I feel for anyone in that position. It must be exhausting to have to play a part all the time. Pippa’s the one who hit the motherlode, all the money, none of the pretense.

    • suze says:

      Exactly. Posh in a different way.

      • Loz says:

        London schools are well funded and have such expensive property most schools there are basically private schools any way.

  15. minx says:

    Uh, I think they could do both…drop offs/pickups and royal engagements. Work it out.

  16. FLORC says:

    We called this. Years ago. Kate will always have a reason for not working. Marriage, kid, no staff, another kid, school, etc… etc…
    And between every story was another about how keen she to work, but can’t.

    And for all these stories the narrative is bad parents work. Good parents avoid work to prioritise their children.

  17. BJ says:

    You people act like she doesn’t have other stuff to do.She has 2 young kids to take care of.She has to go grocery shopping,cook meals,do the laundry,clean the house,etc…
    Oh Nevermind 😉

  18. Who ARE these people? says:

    This is known as the Melania Trump time management system.

  19. Lucy says:

    I’m thinking they will switch to the school closer to KP – this is just to throw everyone off. Wait and see, anyway.

    • imqrious2 says:

      I kind of thought that, too, Lucy. It could be done just so all the parents frothing to have their kids in the same school as George get foiled. Apparently the enrollment requests surged for Battersea after the announcement. This could be a ruse to quietly put George in the closer school.

      However, it was said that they want Charlotte to attend the same school as George, and the Kensington branch isn’t co-ed. I guess time will tell 😊

  20. suze says:

    I am going to send the Cambrdge duo a book on time management. Problem solved!

  21. OhDear says:

    Wouldn’t it be easier at this point to just suck it up and do the work instead of making constant excuses for it? Geez.

    • Lisa says:

      No kidding. They probably have monthly meetings with their PR guy/ Carole to work on a whole list of excuses for getting out of work and then calling the tabloids with their latest excuses. It sound exhausting! Poor them!

  22. M.A.F. says:

    That can’t be right, can it? 30 minutes to go 4 miles? How clogged are those London streets?

    • LAK says:


      • M.A.F. says:

        I know when this was first reported some on here were saying that this type of school has at two locations- one closer to KP & the one they chose which means they would have to cross bridges but my goodness. That must be a headache.

    • Lady D says:

      @M.A.F., ikr? It boggles the mind doesn’t it?

      • FLORC says:

        It’s a highly trafficked area. They’re not walking. Maybe street lights everywhere with pedestrians. I imagine NYC or along the piers at San Francisco.
        Even when I lived I. Hartford, ct a few miles would take a while during rush hour. Assuming no accidents or shiny police lights to distract people.

        What’s more interesting is Kate doesn’t have to be there. And by the wording sounds like she will choose when she will and when she wont. Maybe as the paps are notified.
        It would be no different than a school bus.
        This shouldn’t restrict her from duties every day. Just some days. Special days. 1st. Last. Project days. Etc.

    • ABC says:

      It’s not a question of the distance / time per say. Its the fact George is a terrorist target. It’s the fact they are putting the future King into a vehicle for an hour on a daily basis in what will be virtually stationery traffic. There are only a few routes his security can take and his timings are going to be known. It just takes one crazy with a rucksack bomb – and London seems to be full of those at present. I just think, in this city in this day and age, it’s crazy. If anyone tries anything he’s a sitting duck. Let’s hope he and the innocent bystanders remain safe.

      • LaBlah says:

        London is full of crazies with rucksack bombs? I spend six months of the year there and I can’t say I’ve noticed. The Royals managed to survive the height of IRA bombings in London, I’m sure George will be just fine.

  23. Pugglebum says:

    I wouldn’t be very thrilled to have my child attend that school. It’s likely to become a circus there of photographers.

  24. SarahUK says:

    Unless I’ve misunderstood, the People article is suggesting that Charlotte might go to the same nursery that George attended by Anmer Hall… how could they take George to school in Battersea and Charlotte to the nursery near Anmer?

    • Lady D says:

      It will take more of her precious time to have to go to two schools each day. Just toooo busy to work. I wonder if any of the other royal ladies with children ever say anything to her or them about their lazy shiftlessness? Does everyone walk on eggshells around William?

    • notasugarhere says:

      It was someone from a Montessori training college insisting that they’d want to send their daughter to Montessori. No peep from KP. She wouldn’t stay at Anmer for preschool with the rest of the family in London. They might find a Montessori school for her in London, she’ll start at this school as her pre-school, or they’ll keep her home for an extra year and use that as an excuse for W&K not to work.

      Maybe we’ll get the added spin that Kate Middleton has been reading up on Montessori schooling, so she can do a year of pre-school Montessori-style for their daughter herself. And oh gee, work will have to wait.

      • Maria says:

        Next they will announce they are homeschooling the kids until they go to University. I mean the Queen didn’t go to school,and she is fine. It’s the fees that are high, and they are trying to cut back. Can’t everyone understand that? And Waity will be home more so she won’t need expensive clothes. The Brits should be grateful.

  25. Disco Dancer says:

    Why bother spending so much for their education? We know the Windsors are as dumb as a box of nails anyway and not one academically gifted or studious person among them. Heck they don’t even have a work ethic which can often compensate for lack of inherent academic brilliance.

    And I wonder who’s paying Georgie’s
    Tuition? Surely not his parents, who’ve never worked in their lives!

  26. Lilly says:

    “The same aristocrats who largely shunned her throughout her life.” Really? She grew up middle-class, so I don’t think she’s been shunned, more likely she was in a different circle. And being the future Queen, raising a future King, I doubt she can escape the aristocracy now…

    • FLORC says:

      She grew up trying to get into Williams inner circle. Without the money or titles. Once in it was said she wasn’t referred to kindly by them. And this has been well covered. Her security reference was the mattress. Harry allegedly called her the limpet in those circles. And she pursued him while he was with another girl. Factor in the years she rented outfits, shared clothes, and her parents went into debt to make sure she had the best of everything. To a crowd of kids that didn’t have those struggles, things Kate was forced to deal with for her end game? Yea. She was shunned.

      • Alp says:

        Wow, I feel bad for her. How did her mum do that to her kid? And if I was her, I would not be able to stand Harry then.

      • Lilly says:

        @ Alp Don’t feel bad for her, it’s all just Daily Mail sponsored rumours mixed with Tumblr gossip to suit a narrative that some people enjoy…

      • FLORC says:

        Too many stories and photos came out during the dating years. Not fought by the midds, but rather supported by actions and further scoops. It painted Kate and her mother in a light of a daughter pursuing a man and her mother helping her in everyway. No matter how poorly he treated her. There was an end game.
        It also painted Kate as the girl who was lead on by William only to be dumped after years. Then they reunited after William was getting slaughtered in the headlines. Rightfully so.
        This didn’t originate in the dmo. And is supported by actions and timelines.

        Not even getting into the numerous vacation details.

      • Fire&Blood says:

        Why @Alp? Harry was just referring to her how his brother likely described her to him.

  27. thaisajs says:

    I do daycare drop off and pick up every day, along with an hour-long commute to and from work in downtown DC and I still manage to put in a full eight hour day. She could work if she had to, but let’s face it, that ain’t gonna happen.

    • AMA1977 says:

      Me too! Drop-off at two different schools every morning and pickup from lovely grandparents who collect them from school most days so they get to spend time with them, and I drive an hour each way in Houston traffic. And I manage to work full-time, cook dinner most nights, do my family’s laundry and shopping (although I admit to a cleaning lady) and put my kids to bed with no nanny assistance. Surely, Kate, with her skeleton crew household staff (ha!) could manage dropoff, pickup, and a daytime engagement or two in between.

  28. Lorelai says:

    I think I had a minor rage stroke just reading this headline.

    • Soothie says:

      Well you can calm right down because they haven’t done anything yet. But hey, let’s all pile on anyway…

  29. Cait says:

    I do the daily school run for three kids AND I work full-time.

    What am I doing wrong?

  30. jwoolman says:

    My mother didn’t have an outside job when we were in grade school and most of high school. She did do some volunteer work and had more stuff to do at home than Kate, but geez, people – the concept of being available for taking your young kids to school and picking them up and being there when they’re sick isn’t outrageous. My mother walked me to the bus stop regularly in early grade school. She was also there waiting when the bus returned me in the afternoon. The area we were in had weird traffic and no sidewalks. When we lived a few blocks away from school later in a developed area so I could walk by myself safely, I was even able to come home for lunch thanks to mom’s flexible schedule, which was a much needed break for me. Kids aren’t kids forever.

    A colleague with a Ph.D. in chemistry decided to stay home for the kid while he was young, they could live on her husband’s income for a few years. I don’t know if I myself would have had the energy to work a paying job while dealing with even one child. Not everybody is a superwoman who can keep going all day long, juggling home and paying job. I’ve managed to work at home or elsewhere only by living like a slob, and I only have two cats to herd. My mother was exhausted a lot herself, especially when she had to take on an outside paying job when I was in high school. Everybody has different energy levels. In my family, vacation meant sleeping a lot at home to recover, not bouncing around the country like other people. We’re all chronically underpowered.

    I know you folks are outraged about these two not doing enough “royal work” but if you don’t like it then just dump the monarchy. You’ll survive without having to keep royals busy doing things that really don’t need to be done anyway. They’re just rich people with inherited wealth, acting like normal rich people. They will still be rich if they become private citizens, just a lot happier and living in smaller non-historical homes. It’s really sad to think that George and Charlotte are going to have to deal with all this same crap just because they were born royal, rather than following their own paths.

    • Deedee says:

      They are free to follow their own pathways. They just need to walk away from all the freebies.

    • LAK says:

      Your mother and your friend are not (or were not) accepting payment whilst refusing to work for the people paying them to work.

      Your friend appears to have taken a paycut that allowed them to look after their children as opposed to Kate (and William) who demand more and more in taxpayer funding for a job they refuse to do despite being given the leeway to set their own hours and all the home/office help to make their schedules work.

    • suze says:

      George and Charlotte will live lives that more charmed than not. I wouldn’t waste pity on them.

      I am not sure what you are arguing here. That Kate and William should be allowed to indulge low energy levels and live entirely out of the limelight? That they are somehow persecuted by not doing their jobs?

      They are not like normal people. Not at all. They are not even normal rich people. They are fabulously fabulously wealthy people with a directive to provide a public service.

    • Fire&Blood says:

      Your mother and your colleague didn’t have staff to deal with the household. They do.

      Also Diana managed to be there for her boys and still work….

  31. me says:

    At what age will Prince George be allowed to wear long pants?

    • Lex says:

      He wears regular clothes when he won’t be photographed – little jeans/trousers, runners etc.

  32. Jessica says:

    Dropping and picking up your child from school everyday doesn’t make you a good or bad parent. Michelle Obama never did daily school runs (since becoming FLOTUS( and she’s considered to be a hands-on parent. If she does do it everyday, fine, if she doesn’t, that’s fine too.

  33. Elisabeth says:

    Reading the comments, I can only assume most people who comment here aren’t parents. Which is generally what I think any time I read the stuff that’s written about how much Will and Kate work or don’t work. I’m new enough to parenting to remember what I thought about people who had kids when I was single. Everything I thought was wrong. I was generally an arrogant ass.

    They have two kids under four years old, and they’ll have official duties soon enough. If she wants to pick up her damn kids from school, that should not be a headline…or thought to be a ploy to get out of working. It’s not. There’s enough to be pissed at in the world right now, find something else to bitch about.

    • Soothie says:

      Totally agree. Any excuse to pile on to them around here, even something that hasn’t happened (well, maybe in the mind of CB fanfic)

      • maggie says:

        Queue the keyboard warriors justifying their mean comments. Lol! Same comments from the same people every thread. It’s tiresome. Get a life!

    • notasugarhere says:

      They are welcome to give back all of the perks associated with the jobs they refuse to do. Live their lives however they choose, as long as they fund every penny they cost/spend. Until then, they, their two housekeepers, house cleaners, their 2-3 nannies, the two dozen + office staff, and groundskeepers? With all that help, they could manage to work 20 hpw without destroying their childrens lives.

      All of the other royals work/worked while raising young children. The taxpayers paying their bills manage it too. Sophie did it while doing more engagements the year she was expecting Louise (and nearly died birthing her) and the following year – more engagements both years than Kate Middleton has ever managed any year. And Sophie is married to the 9th in line to the throne, not the 2nd in line.

      This family costs upwards of 600 million a year. Plenty of room to bitch about those costs and how that money could be far better spent.

      • maggie says:

        Nota you don’t know what they have for help. I think your numbers are a figment of your imagination.

      • Candy says:

        @NOTA +1000

      • notasugarhere says:

        No figment of imagination. Paying attention to their frequent household changes and what can be tracked. Despite their best lies and PR efforts to the contrary, the facts about their staff can be found online. Like the “Kate Middleton Wales housewife” routine. If you were paying attention, you’d have seen the reports of their four full-time staff in Wales plus her 3X week sightings in London, etc.

      • Fire&Blood says:

        @Maggie, prove her wrong then.

    • suze says:

      I think many people here who comment on these threads do have kids. And they raise them without the money and support Will and Kate are blessed with. There are many, many parents who work full time jobs, in the home or out, without help, who love their children and raise them right.

      You realize that there are many full time royals with young children who go about their business with little fanfare, right? Kate and William are hardly the only ones in this situation. The Queen had young children, Charles and Diana had young children, Sophie and Edward had young children, Princess Victoria has young children, Queen Letizia and King Felipe have young children – all full time royals.

    • Llamas says:


      A lot of people here are parents; they mention it a lot. I’m not a parent but I grew up with two parents who would leave for work before 7:00 am and my mother wouldn’t return until 5:00 pm, my father 6:00 pm. My mother took less than two months of maternity leave, my father took between 2 and 4 weeks paternity leave. My parents never took days off to drop me off at school or watch me during the day. I always had babysitters. My parents are incredibly hard working people and they’ve been shunned for choosing to work – I don’t begrudge them at all. WK live off of OTHER people’s money. The queen mother once said something about how the work they do is to make up to the taxpayer. WK don’t understand this. Yes they have two kids under 4 but even if they did engagements everyday they wouldn’t hit 40 hrs a week. They have PLENTY of time to be with their kids. There really are no excuses for their refusal to put in effort, ESPECIALLY when they vast majority of parents are working 40+ hrs a week with short maternity/ paternity leaves.

  34. corporate stepsister says:

    At this point in time, she should just make it clear that she doesn’t want to work at all and doesn’t want to earn her own way. All this hemming and hawing about one excuse after another is pointless. It’s clear she doesn’t want to work and it’s clear that she can’t cope with the most basic responsibilities in the world. She isn’t willing to try and if all she can do is quaff wine and smoke cigarettes while watching shows and doing coloring books, it’s clear that she is not going to even try. She’s clearly not interested in working and contributing, she just wants to play.

    She has no excuse not to work and she has no excuse to do this to the taxpaying public.

  35. ValMoy99 says:

    Laziest Princess ever! Diana was so actively involved in world affairs, and politics. Kate is just their for nice dresses & to pop out babies. Hopefully when Megan marries Harry (it will happen) she’s more active.

  36. India Andrews says:

    Who are we kidding saying Kate is a hard working mother? She skipped the Irish Guard ceremony to spend time with her kids and was Twitter papped at the salon. She said she was busy with baby and went to the Maldives leaving George with Granny Carole for a babymoon. Kate dumps that poor kid the moment it is convenient for her. She will do the first school run for the photographers and then, it will be Nanny Maria.

  37. corporate stepsister says:

    If I were Kate (and thank God I am not) I would work to find some kind of balance, but she refuses to. If she doesn’t want to work and does not want to be helpful to William, she should just get a divorce and end this farce of a role she’s made of being an HRH. A daily school run is what ordinary mothers do and it’s clear that she can’t open her mind to a broader perspective in order for herself to grasp and adjust and live according to the role on the world stage that her marriage conferred on her.

    Clearly, she is not at all either mature or able to step up to the role which is currently beyond her.

  38. MIMI says:

    They were lucky parents, they can enroll their children to the best schools. Just thinking for a lot of people who can not afford to pay their children tuition and still have to works hard to keep food on the table.
    They have so many blessed in their life, what a beautiful life they have.