Star: Duchess Kate was worried when Prince William met model Bar Refaeli

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For whatever record, I don’t believe most of this Star Magazine story. But I wanted to talk about it anyway, because it’s one of the funniest things I’ve read about the royals in a long time. A few weeks ago, Prince William went on a “Middle East tour,” visiting Jordan and Israel and doing some tourist things and some soft-diplomacy things. It was a politically sensitive trip, and from what I saw of it, William behaved himself and didn’t commit any minor or major gaffes. Israel rolled out the red carpet for him, and in Tel Aviv, he attended a big party with several Israeli celebrities and luminaries, including model Bar Refaeli. Bar got on her social media to rave about meeting William, calling him “Prince Charming” and saying, “He is very, very charming. I think both he and his brother are good looking — but he is the best looking prince in the world.” Laying it on a bit thick, right? That’s what the Duchess of Cambridge thought too. From Star:

Not even three months after welcoming son Louis into the royal family, Prince William was jetting off on official business to the Middle East – and he left Duchess Kate worried sick when she caught wind of an eyebrow-raising Instagram Story from Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli!

Meeting with William at a private party in Tel Aviv, Bar bragged on social media with videos of the two rubbing shoulders, dubbing William “Prince Charming.”

“Bar’s comments about Will being so handsome raised several red flags for Kate,” a source tells Star. “He’s rarely known to be charming. In fact, he’s had to work on his gruff, guarded manner since he was a young man beginning official public life.”

And while Kate may see her own husband as a looker, it’s not every day the balding aristocrat is thrown a bone! “No one has called Will ‘handsome’ since he was a teen,” says our snitch. “Kate wanted to know what went on behind closed doors to make Bar say that.”

Kate is apparently mistrustful of Will when he’s overseas because he’s surrounded by “yes men” and could get away with anything.

“It’s hard for Kate, She’s juggling three kids while her husband is off meeting supermodels!”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

I laughed so hard at “Bar’s comments about Will being so handsome raised several red flags for Kate.” Kate’s Red Flags, according to Star Mag: any woman who compliments William for being charming or handsome. Star’s version of Kate knows her egg-husband well. They’ve been married for more than seven years, and they’ve been together for most of the past 18 years. She knows Egg is not handsome OR charming and she’s prepared to fight any bitch who thinks he is. LMAO.

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  1. Pandora says:

    Looking at their portraits, they do share several features. No wonder Bar thinks of him as handsome.

  2. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Bar Refaeli’s pr people will be getting a nice bonus this month! Well played pr.

    Also “No one has called Will ‘handsome’ since he was a teen,” says our snitch. “Kate wanted to know what went on behind closed doors to make Bar say that.” I may never stop laughing at this story!

  3. Who ARE These People? says:

    “Get your hands off my ugly, doltish husband!”

    “He may be a clod, but he’s MY clod!”

  4. AnnaKist says:

    I made a big, but pretty dismal-looking, meringue for pavlova yesterday, that resembled the frou-frou headpiece the duchess is wearing. Some whipped cream, strawberries, passionfruit and kiwi fruit on top and it was delicious. Eh, what’s the big deal? Will is going to meet all sorts of beautiful women in his lifetime.

  5. Loopy says:

    Haha the shade is this post is Hilarious. I remember when Will started his Uni what a he just looks like a barely younger version of Prince Edward. Why doesn’t he get some top notch hair transplant.

  6. perplexed says:

    I thought Bar Raefeli is married.

    “…best-looking prince in the world.” Compared to Prince Albert, I guess he is.

  7. JaneDoesWork says:

    Ugh Bar has no shame. I’ve found her vile ever since the stories of her not paying taxes AND skirting military service came out. She just strikes me as feeling very entitled.

    • Rhys says:

      If I was told by my government that I must do military service I’d find a way to avoid it and do it. To hell with the idea that regular people should take up the responsibility for politician’s inadequacy.

      • JaneDoesWork says:

        But she didn’t avoid it because she didn’t believe people should be required to perform two years of military service, she avoided it because she believed SHE shouldn’t be required to because she’s pretty. If you don’t believe in military mandatory service thats a whole different thing than just skirting it (cough Donald “bone spurs” Trump cough cough)

  8. lobbit says:

    Best looking prince in the world? Has she SEEN Prince Carl Philip of Sweden??!

  9. Shambles says:

    Eh. I think it’s a little rude to be THAT openly flirty/gawky over someone you know is married unless their partner is in on it. If Kate was there and she was gawking TO Kate? Better. If she and Kate were friends? Better. But I think this is rude. Not the worst thing in the world, but rude. Do I think Kate cares? No. She got her crown and her babies and her royal life. So that I don’t believe.

  10. Vicsy says:

    Bar’s husband also looks like an egg (and very much similar to her dad) and she is crazy in love with him and has 2 baby girls. I think she was just gushing, Israel is not used to uk princes visiting and Wills was an icon back in the day. All the media and celebs sounded shocked that he is actually a nice human!

  11. Red says:

    Wow Bar has not aged well, just like Wills. She was really pretty when she dated Leo DiCaprio. I know when I want inside true dirt on the royals, I go to Star. They obviously have all the inside sources.

  12. ks says:

    I guess I stand alone, but I think he is handsome.

  13. Eve says:

    Lol @ this story.

    But I have to say, it’s really quite remarkable how much William’s looks have changed in just a decade. He was so cute as a young boy/student, and now he truly resembles an egg. And he’s not even middle-aged yet.

    By the way, I wouldn’t put it past him to cheat. He IS an entitled manchild who treated Kate like a doormat for much of their courtship. But he would never cheat with someone like Bar Refaeli. It would be someone aristocratic, someone in his upper class environment who would never leak the story to the press.

  14. Miss E says:

    It sounds like something a 12 year old girl would say.

  15. LizB says:

    Best looking prince in the world? Girl, you must not know any other princes besides William and Harry, because Europe has some good lookers, even into middle age. William? He was hot when he was younger and he’s not ugly now, but really.

  16. Iknow says:

    When did William begin to bald? It’s like one day I blinked and his hair was gone

  17. Grace says:

    Beaver teeth…bald eagle ….surly attitude … yep a real catch

  18. Alexandria says:

    Bar really sounds fake here.

  19. Shannon says:

    This is too funny!!! And I can totally see this – I remember some chick going on and on about my husband (at the time) having such a banging body. I was like, “Uh. Yeah. Except he doesn’t.” So I was pretty pissed off and wtf LOL

    Honestly, pretty tacky of Bar, and I wouldn’t blame Kate for being miffed.

  20. Cerys says:

    Bar may need to get her eyes tested if she thinks Whiny Willy is the best-looking prince in the world but each to their own. I would prefer Felipe or Fred but I doubt they would prefer me to their own lovely wives. Lol
    If another woman ever comes along, Whiny will do what he wants and Kate will be expected to look the other way. That trait runs in the Windsor family.

    • homeslice says:

      That makes me super sad given all that Chuck and Di went through…

    • magnoliarose says:

      Maybe she doesn’t care anymore. I picture Kate being somewhat over it. I know it would shock everyone but maybe she, like Diana is developing her own separate love life. I wouldn’t judge and I wouldn’t blame her if she did

      • homeslice says:

        I don’t know. I think she really loves/loved Will. I would guess that even if you accept something, there is still a part deep down that would bother you. I feel the same about TQ. She loved Phil, and accepted his shortcomings, but I believe she was terribly hurt by him.

      • Carrie1 says:

        I feel same as you @homeslice. The thing Kate has is solid family of origin she can turn to. They appear to remain respectful and strong together despite their own other relationships. That’s a rock solid family. So I don’t worry about Kate but will really not like Will much if/when he cheats. I’ve got a feeling he might but really hope not. She deserves better and his kids do too.

      • perplexed says:

        I keep wondering who want to cheat with William. With Charles, Camilla wouldn’t let go. She was as determined as Diana to keep hold of him. Seriously, they were like two sides of the same coin. They both wanted him and didn’t want the other one to “win” him. I can’t picture anyone today being as determined as Camilla was. Or wanting to put up with press scrutiny if it all came out. I think Camilla is built differently. That scandal with that level of humiliation would have broken other women.

        And if no one wanted to marry William because of the press, why would they want to run the risk of being outed by the press as a mistress (which would be worse).

        I’m not saying someone wouldn’t be willing, but the question of who and why pops into my mind. He might want tp cheat, but who want to cheat with him is what I don’t get. The fall-out wouldn’t be worth it

      • magnoliarose says:

        Since we are all being gossipy…lol
        I guess I think of Kate as being like a lot of women with difficult husbands. She has matured and motherhood(for her) has probably been a big part of that. It can help someone see their partner a lot clearer when they see how they parent. Children can fill a lot of gaps in someone’s life and they can add extra reasons for getting on with things.
        At a certain point, it can’t be all about him anymore and he doesn’t even pretend to be besotted or loving. After all these years she knows who he is and in public, she doesn’t try to look so cohesive anymore. They stand next to each other without interacting much and she doesn’t look to him like she used to. He never helps her along or touches her or behaves with her like he used to either. I know some will say well they have been married 7 years but then Charles and Cam have been together longer and they still look slap happy to be together.
        I don’t think there is any animosity or anything I just think they are friends in a marriage without romance. The stories about them leading separate lives have been around for a year or so I guess and the ones about him cheating for way longer.
        Possibly she isn’t hurt at all. Odd as it sounds sometimes people just make peace with things like this. It always fascinates me when someone doesn’t care that their partner steps out.

        She just seems lighter and happier than she ever has and I don’t think it is just Louis. It will be interesting to see how many engagements they do with just the two of them from now on. Doesn’t she just seem more together? I can’t be imagining it. It isn’t like I am an ardent fan.

        I think if we ever found out who he skulked around with it would probably be a woman from his class who is also married. I would bet it would be someone he already knows with some flings thrown in and I would bet William thinks it is just done. That is what royal marriage is.

      • liriel says:

        I believe she loves her kids more and she has 3 of them so that’s plenty.
        She’s beaming around Louis, you can’t fake it. With William passion is probably gone but when their phones were hacked he was surprisingly nice to her. Maybe she’s over William, she wouldn’t be the only one in such a marriage. But it’s all speculation. I also believe she’d be very discreet about it.

    • Aurelia says:

      Get her eyes tested … should have gone to spec savers.

    • Mrs. Smith says:

      @MagnoliaRose–ITA. I think now that Kate has weathered the Waity years, became a mom of three, has a secured place as the (eventual) POW/queen, the scales have fallen from her eyes. She knows her man. She knows the deal. And she doesn’t really care anymore, especially if it’s a two-way street with dalliances. Perhaps Ben Ainslie (or similar) will become available to her as the years roll by.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        I’m late to comment but here to agree with Mrs Smit and Magnoliarose.For various reasons I am happier in my marriage than ever and we have a gorgeous,brilliant teen daughter-she is our l❤️Ve,my husband and I are faithful and both successful and quite attractive people.We know where we stand with each other,and neither give a damn what people say about either of us,physical,educational ,monetarily or otherwise related.We aren’t physically affectionate in public but our friendship and love and devotion has only increased over 17 years together.When I battled breast cancer a few months ago he was my biggest supporter.I wouldn’t care what super model said he was great looking (far better and very Italian good looks)He way out does William or any other royal IMO.One may not see our love and commitment and devotion based on our daily communication physical or otherwise but it’s there ,and nobody else intimidates us.Certainly we are not in the eyes of the international community,but we have our life together and have our own interests as well.Not a big Kate and William fan ,but sometimes comfortable is the true meaning of love and happiness I know we’ve got there as regular people and think William and Kate are there too.She has her life and her babies I think Bar Refaeli is far from her radar.And Bar is looking a bit rough around the edges IMO but def still a beautiful lady,and I doubt she really wants William in any way.

    • Or they have a solid relationship?

      Kidding…I know that defies every narrative and secret glee espoused herein…

  21. D says:

    Vapid bish thinks he looks like her so she’s trying to make him out to be gorgeous they could both be 8 balls for Halloween and with those epic RhiRhi shaming chrome domes

  22. Jayna says:

    William was always so handsome. Then he began seriously balding and went through an awkward stage. He’s come out of that now and he looks good. I think he’s handsome, with a really nice physique. He’s tall. He has nice legs for a man. I find him charming in several video clips or interviews I’ve seen. But he’s not the best-looking prince.

    My sister has always thought he was handsome, even thorough his balding.

  23. magnoliarose says:


  24. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Bar dated that flubby sack of STDs Leo so I don’t exactly consider her the pinnacle of good taste. William looks better when he’s doing things solo. His face brightens and he appears much calmer and open. But he’s still not the hottest prince out there by a mile. Frederik, Felipe, Haakon… Yep, there are better options in the middle-aged men.

    Kate’s been cheated on, at least during the dating years, and she was told what to expect after marriage and she went with it, anyway. William ditched his family over Easter to attend Jecca’s wedding and has been spotted on his men’s trip dancing and whatnot and Kate’s still putting up with it so it is what it is. She still looks at him like a puppy needing praise so she must be getting enough of it to to stick around. Whatever arrangement they have is working and that’s between the two of them.

  25. Mia at Home says:

    Well people lets all remember that it is a time honoured tradition for all males (and some females) in the Hose of Windsor to NEVER EVER be faithful to their spouse. This includes the lot that came before the Windors changed their German name. Don’t get blinded by the palace publicity machine of happy families they are just people but people with access to great wealth and privileged and flunky’s who will accommodate their wants and desires if required.

  26. Bitsy says:

    Oh ish!! The hilarity of that writer…Thank you! That was a much needed laugh today.

  27. Jessie Mendoza says:

    kate will always be a thousand times prettier than bland bar

  28. Miss Gloss says:

    C’mon! He’s kind of cute, right? He’d be downright hot if he rolled up his sleeves and did some manual labor though. 😂😂😂

  29. Claire says:

    I’ve seen him in person. He has great skin and is rather handsome. Harry however is not that great looking. He’s going to end up looking like Charles unfortunately.

  30. Leigh says:

    Ouch, lol! I also laughed at Star referring to Rafaeli as a “supermodel”.

  31. Original T.C. says:

    The shade of it all! LOL.

    I’m not sure why people are taking it serious. Bar’s comments to me seem like a famous pop culture person from Israel flattering a famous guest to her country. I highly doubt she speaks like that. I can see a minister of culture begging her to take one for the team. LOL. Didn’t she skip out on her military service? This can be considered her duty to her country.

    I mean when we had the young royals here, Hollywood stars did the same. Reese Witherspoon gushed about Kate online. I think the source speaking for Kate was just poking at Wills.