DM: Carole Middleton’s sudden, multiple interviews are ‘baffling the courtiers’

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Some people don’t believe that all of the royal and royal-periphery stories are connected. Some people think that there is no real “campaign” against the Duchess of Sussex, and that the Duchess of Cambridge has clean hands, and she’s just as much a victim as Meghan, and that Kate’s mother Carole just happens to be giving interviews right now and it’s just a coincidence, and not part of any scheme hatched by the royal Bucklebury court. As it turns out, Carole not only gave that interview to the Telegraph, but she’s also given another interview to Good Housekeeping. It seems like Kate got her “don’t forget about meeeee” urges straight from her mummy – Carole seems especially triggered now that Doria Ragland was accepted so quickly into the royal fold. So, the Daily Mail is asking what’s behind Carole’s moves as of late. And yes, the only thing they can come up with is that the Middletons have been thrown for such a loop because of Meghan.

Carole is baffling the courtiers: Her decision suddenly to grant not just one, but two, softly-softly magazine interviews has left courtiers baffled and also a little uneasy. First, she appeared in a broadsheet Telegraph newspaper’s colour supplement on Sunday. Now, she has also been interviewed in the new edition of Good Housekeeping magazine. Is this, they wonder, the start of some new public relations strategy, or it simply a sign of the business-savvy drive of the very practical Mrs Middleton? That the interviews appear at the very moment questions are being asked about her daughter’s frosty relationship with her royal sister-in-law, the Duchess of Sussex, is surely a coincidence.

Carole is adding to the intrigue: Palace officials have been desperate to downplay talk of a rift between Kate and Meghan, and insist there has been no falling out which has affected their husbands’ closeness. Nevertheless, aides privately concede that the two duchesses do not get on particularly well. So Carole’s decision to speak now, however coincidental, has only served to add to the intrigue. Until Meghan and her very unconventional family came along, the Middletons were the number one in-laws. Welcomed into the Royal Family by William, they have been given front row seats at almost every key event since his Westminster Abbey wedding to their daughter in 2011….But Meghan’s arrival has undoubtedly upset this particular royal applecart. The former actress’s fluent public appearances and the grace and dignity of her mother Doria, as well as her father Thomas Markle’s bizarre pre-wedding meltdown, have made her a firm favourite.

Meghan is a star & that worries the Middletons: With Harry by some distance the most admired royal after the Queen, he and Meghan have become one of the most glamorous couples on the planet. His popularity and her campaigning zeal are fast turning the Sussexes into a daringly modern royal power couple. Factor in, too, Meghan’s pregnancy, which means another grandparent sharing the limelight with Prince Charles. Some say this has all had a knock-on effect on the perception of William and Kate with the public. Next year, when Harry and Meghan become parents, all eyes will be on them even more. And on softly-spoken Doria.

Charles has become a huge admirer of Doria Ragland: While his relationship with the Middletons has been cordial rather than close, he has been irked that they have been closer to the grandchildren than he has been. Some in royal circles suggest that as a consequence he has wanted to build a closer understanding with Harry’s mother-in-law. These competing dynamics make Mrs Middleton’s interviews with the Telegraph and Good Housekeeping so intriguingly timed.

Did Carole get William’s permission for the interviews? ‘Make no mistake, Carole would not have done it if there had been any objections,’ says an old friend of the Middletons. ‘In all these years, she hasn’t put a foot wrong, and while she doesn’t rock the boat she would also have wanted to ensure there was approval.’ The disclosure that Kate sent her a text to wish her good luck ahead of the photoshoot indicates that her eldest daughter was in on it. Pippa and their brother James also gave their support to the project. ‘It was very much a family decision,’ a close source tells me. ‘The feeling was ‘why not’? Thirty years is a fantastic anniversary and is something to celebrate.’

[From The Daily Mail]

If I say what I’m really thinking, I feel like the Keen Defenders will really be mad at me. But here goes: I think it took Meghan’s entrance into the royal fold for the entire Middleton family to really understand how poorly they played everything for years, Kate and Carole specifically. Kate realized that she should have spent the past seven years doing more work and building up her own public and charitable profile. Carole has only now realized that she’s not the only in-law around, and that she’s actually done a lot to irritate Prince Charles over the years by babying and stage-managing William and Kate. I also think William and Kate ran to Carole and they have been trying to come up with a plan to “fix” the Meghan Problem. And what we’re seeing is their plan in action.

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  1. Rhys says:

    Or! It’s time for women to stop being hostages to the patriarchal organization called The Firm and celebrate their achievements, like, 30 years of success of a business! Regardless of how Kate has been living her life, Carol is an admirable self-made woman.

    • norah says:

      who suddently decided to open her mouth and talk about what exactly?

    • Royalblue says:

      Self made!?!? That would be a negative. If your son in law helps you buy your mansion and God knows what else, you are not self made. And if you inherited the funds that helped you start your party supply business, you are sure as heck not self made. So let’s seriously think about the adjectives we use to describe some of these people.

      • Natalie S says:

        I think her brother Gary probably helped with the funding. A small Middleton inheritance would not have covered three private school tuitions and a business.

        Carole never pointed out how much Michael did or help she received from anyone. She was the driving force clearly but it’s okay that she did have some support and help and to point it out. She seemed slightly defensive.

      • Mac says:

        Carole has invested three decades into a successful business that she built from the ground up. That’s like literally the definition of self-made. The fact that they used an inheritance to get the business off the ground doesn’t detract from her success. If anything, it shows they had guts and determination.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She invested her brother’s money, money they used for two decades to climb up the social ladder.

    • Anitas says:

      So true. I never understood the overly negative way she’s been portrayed, other than most of it being classist and sexist rubbish.

  2. Lily says:

    It’s because Doria got so admiration by doing nothing.

    • Roux says:

      This is true and I suspect Kaiser is right, that the Middletons have realised how very wrong they’ve played things. I’m still not convinced they’re behind the Meghan stories. Maybe to a small extent but I think it would be too obvious and too damaging to their own reputation and to their own relationships within the Royal family.

    • Jojo says:

      Not by doing nothing, but by being gracious, lovely and discreet.

      • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

        Yes, I adore her so much @Jojo. I’ve said it before, she emanates love and graciousness. I loved this from the cookbook launch: “And perhaps most movingly, Ragland noted ‘the power of women’ when she spoke about the book: ‘We make things happen. We’re curious, we say yes, we show up. I’m inspired.’”

  3. gingersnaps says:

    I’m fed up with them & to me, they don’t come out smelling like roses. Why attack or allow a pregnant woman to be attack? It’s just not right. Kate has always done the bare minimum that she can get away with, she’d rather live a life of leisure without all those pesky responsibilities. That’s why she’s never really had a work ethic apart from making sure her schedule is free for Willy & when she got rewarded for it, that was it for her.

    • Mee says:

      Right! I’ve always thought if the monarchy got canceled tomorrow, Will and Kate would go be wealthy in the country raising their kids and you’d never see them again. Whereas, Harry would be remain involved in all his charities. He actually cares about the issues he works on. Wasn’t it counted that Kate and Will together only did 1/3 of the amount of ‘work’ the Queen did? These two don’t like to work. How dare Megan come in and do the opposite…making them look bad.

  4. anniefannie says:

    This is so bizarre?!? Surely Carole realized this PR blitz would cause more consternation as to why now, then generate any goodwill…
    This is sooo manipulative that it will surely backfire…

    • dietcokehead says:

      I’m not someone who demonizes Kate and her family but these two interviews right now are surely more than coincidence. Why is Carole just now commemorating Party Pieces turning thirty when it would have been more appropriate to do it last year when the company actually celebrated 30 years? I think this has everything to do with public perception and, yes, Meghan’s arrival to the family. Like you said, the whole situation is just bizarre.

      • Cee says:

        And the sharing of private information. Now all of her children were involved in the business (while partying and living in London every day). I visited their website and it’s right there.

      • Ainsley7 says:

        This time last year, Harry and Meghan had just gotten engaged. That would come across as very weird timing. Since I believe that Charles is behind a lot of it, it would make sense for him to time things so that it would reflect badly on the Middletons. I think everyone needs to brush up on the Mark Bolland years at Clarence House. Charles is very nasty when it comes to PR. This smear campaign isn’t how the Cambridges do PR. There’s a first time for everything, but Charles has stooped this far before.

  5. Jane says:

    I’m not sure this is about Kate. I think Carol
    and Pippa and James have gotten used to a certain amount of attention, and they’re realising that’s going to be much harder to come by now with Meghan in the picture.

    • Becks1 says:

      Could be. Pippa got a lot of attention for being Kate’s sister, and I feel like that has waned over the past year or so – which kind of makes sense, she’s not especially glamorous or exciting or interesting (I don’t mean that in a horrible way….she’s just pretty normal IMO), so there was only going to be so much interest, and her sponsored honeymoon was kind of embarrassing. Enter Meghan – much more glamorous and interesting and actually married a royal, not a moderately wealthy businessman – and it seems like a natural consequence that Meghan picks up a lot of the attention from Pippa. The Middletons probably didn’t love that.

      • Megan says:

        I suspect Pippa is deliberately laying low since press attention will likely include references to her FIL’s rape charges.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Megan – eek I forgot about those. So the laying low seems to be working I guess if that’s the motivation?

  6. OriginalLala says:

    if all of this is true (and who knows) everyone involved comes off looking badly. Scheming like school children while living lavish lifestyles funded by the public purse! Clearly they should *all* be working more, then they’d spend less time feuding and scheming.

    • Cee says:

      Have you ever read about life in the court of Versailles? It’s fascinating.

      • OriginalLala says:

        it is fascinating and totally bonkers at the same time. I feel like constitutional monarchies like the BRF need to smarten up or they will (rightfully) get thrown out.

      • Megan2 says:

        I have read a little bit but not enough; do you have any book recommendations please?? I would be very interested!

        (Sorry; I’m a book nerd at heart, and historical fiction and histories are some of my favourites!)

  7. sus says:

    It’s not multiple interviews. It’s one, from the Telegraph (her first one ever on the occasion of her business turning 30), being quoted in multiple publications.

    • dietcokehead says:

      Carole did an interview with The Telegraph and Good Housekeeping says she spoke to them directly. That’s more than one interview.

      Additionally, Party Pieces was founded in 1987, so it would have made more sense to do these interviews last year when the company actually turned 30.

  8. Nat says:

    I just wonder what fancy-schmancy titles the Middletons will get once William becomes the king :)

    • Kittycat says:

      Maybe he will take Harry’s

    • Lily says:

      Can’t give out a title without govt approval and that won’t happen whether we have a Conservative or Labour government believe me

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Indeed but that doesn’t stop her from desiring one – for the first 5 years after Kate’s marriage the Fail put out a story at christmas about how poor Mike and Carole were the only grandparents of a future King who didn’t have a title booo hoooo. It was the exact same story every year and only stopped after continued public backlash – the Fail is a Middleton mouth piece are Carole has cultivated a relationship with the previous and current editor in chief. There were the family PR advisors during the GF years.

  9. Cee says:

    Hear hear, Kaiser! This is what I mean when I say Kate is competitive. Unfortunately for everyone involved, she only had drive in securing William and little interest in her actual role. And now they’re scrambling and it is showing.

    • norah says:

      kate has been seen more in the last few months than she ever has – even william has stepped up – i wonder why

  10. Who ARE these people? says:

    How much of this is fiction and how much plants (which could be innuendo) by sources?

  11. Serphina says:

    I think Kaiser youbare correct. Maybe Ma Middleton has realized that she really messed up by pushing Charles out. Not think far into the furure that he will one day be king and longevity runs in the family. Maybe she a bit worried but i can’t understand how the interviews would help her at all. And yes, she had Kate and Wills blessing to do the interviews.

    Personally, i have this in a previous post, this just plays into the stereotype that females can’t get along and feeds the negative image Such a shame.

    Side note- did Ma Middleton get work done? Her face looks slightly diffeerent.

    • Megan says:

      I don’t think Carole pushed Charles out, I think Charles resented the narrative about how close William was to the Middletons. I think that strained his relationship with William for some years. Charles seems to have moved past it.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Whether it was intentional or not Charles has let it be know more than once (via the tabloids) that he didn’t feel he could visit to spend some 1 on 1 time with the kids because Carole was always there – it has long been rumoured that she was/is practically living at Amner then KP running Kate’s household for her. He wanted to bond with his grandchildren but felt he couldn’t do that with her being there all. the. time. The VF article kinda confirms this as it talks about ‘al her support’ or something over the years.

        Its not ALL Carole and her controlling ways but William – he has previous for using access to the kids to punish his father.

  12. OCE says:

    I think it is smart that Harry and Meghan are just letting these awful stories play out. Maybe next time we see them will be walking alongside the Queen and Prince Charlea, with Doria walking alongside them as well. Meghan is within the fold and has a royal child on the way, nothing can change that, ever.

    I hope Meghan and Doria leverage her connections to PR geniuses like Oprah and FLOTUS Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama also had a horrendous time at first in the public eye, with the media painting her as “angry black woman” during the 2007-2008 campaign trail, but she survived it by focusing, waited it out, and by the 2012 election was seen as “the closer” on the campaign trail. I think this is what she was trying to tell Meghan in her very public advice – everything will be alright.
    PS: I was very lucky to have a good friend get me a ticket to see FLOTUS this past Saturday in Brooklyn – FLOTUS talked about how difficult/hurtful it was to watch the news and papers and see herself painted this way, and that she focused on what was important that she wanted to do with her platform. #BlackGirlMagic

  13. Marco says:

    All these stories are making the Cambridges embarrassing. And Carol’s interviews shout despair LOL

  14. Betsy says:

    Yes, I agree with you, Kaiser – William and Kate got bit on the butt by their laziness.

    Meghan and Harry *should* keep quiet. Just work. Show up looking happy. Look radiantly happy and enjoy William getting green with envy.

  15. Becks1 says:

    I think your theory is a good one Kaiser. This is a smear campaign against Meghan, but part of that is clearly trying to rehab the images of the Middletons and the Duchess of Cambridge. These interviews seem designed to remind us of Carole’s humble roots, to re-emphasize how close the Middletons are as a family, etc. Overall there seems to be some backtracking in terms of trying to fix their reputations.

  16. Peg says:

    Who knew baking a banana bread would bring out the sharp knives.😂

  17. Feeshalori says:

    Reality check for the Middletons. They had to realize that Harry was going to eventually marry, but Meghan has burst on the scene and she’s upset the royal applecart in a way no one anticipated. These attempts at improving the Cambridges’ image at the expense of dragging down Meghan are obvious and backfiring badly on the Cams/Midds. Step up to the plate and start working, there’s your solution.

    • norah says:

      i think that mrs middleton sd not have given the interviews cos it looks desperate – but let her do what she is doing – it doesnt serve her or kate well at all

    • Starryfish29 says:

      I think they expected him to settle down with a boring aristo who was more like Kate, not someone who would shine too brightly. They didn’t see someone like Meghan coming, and they are over correcting.

  18. Maxie says:

    Does anyone ever care or think about the wife of your daughter/sister’s brother-in-law? No.

  19. sage says:

    This is clearly a rebrand and very off-putting one at that. It should be enough that her daughter will become Queen consort but it’s not. All of them are desperate for public attention and adoration. That’s what they really want.

    • norah says:

      read the article and you can see that carole and kate share their clothes which i find very odd – is it a british thing

      • MoaningMama says:

        Sharing clothes with your mother is weird. I’m British and I don’t know anyone that does this… Though Kate dresses as though she is Mother’s age

  20. Morrissey says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find Ma Middleton’s face…awkward? Like, when I look at it, I can’t really see it. I don’t know what it is. I just… I just can’t find her face? Her features aren’t quite there. Not the face blindness I get with Margot Robbie/Amber Heard etc.; it’s face missingness.

  21. Lexa says:

    The multiple articles, with the helpful hints, actually makes me think the root of this campaign might be that Party Pieces’ profits have dropped off in a big way and Carole is trying to drum them up during what’s likely their most profitable time of year.

    • Tiffany says:

      But her brother Gary has been floating them for years now. What happened to that cash flow?

    • Ellaus says:

      Maybe they wanted a boost in the Christmas sales? 3-4 weeks before christmas abd new years eve, enough time to the orders to arrive….

      But really, this would be tacky if it wasn’t so bland. Bland pictures, bland answers, bland everything.
      I am amazed she has done this, it is so out of character and inappropiate.
      I didn’t like the idea of Doria doing an Oprah interview, and I don’t like Carole doing this.
      The monarchy is not a celebrity contest, and behaving like this is such a bad idea.

      But I am one of the people that doesn’t think Camp Cambridge is behind this sh*tshow. I think Clarence House started it, Andrew, the courtiers, and the Cams added their grains of salt. And the press saw the blood and smiled. They have beeing doing the heir vs spare and it always sells newspapers.
      But really, everyone ends up looking so bad and childish, no decent Rp would do this messed up campaign. It is shambolic.

  22. jammypants says:

    Meghan’s presence created the “mirror effect”. They seem aware of their shortcomings but maybe not insecurities.

  23. Cerys says:

    There is definitely some kind of PR campaign going on just now. These interviews are not just a coincidence. I’m not sure if William, Kate and the Middletons are responsible for all the anti-Meghan stories but they certainly are taking advantage of the situation.

  24. Lucia says:

    I think this is why The Cambridges have been “grounded” from spending Christmas at Bucklebury. I know a lot of people think The Cambridges have outright done a lot of the negative press stories about Meghan themselves but I would not be at all surprised to learn it is Carole behind it. I think if this continues, the palace may dictate that Carole no longer be allowed to have much influence over the children.

    It’s been pretty clear The Queen doesn’t like Carole at all and feels she’s a bad influence on Kate. So I think if the stories are true that Wills and Kate along with Carole are behind the negative stories about Meghan, the Queen will make sure Kate can’t be around Carole as much and work to limit her influence.

    • Bluthfan says:

      There’s no way Carole did these stories without Kate and William’s permission.

      • Lucia says:

        Oh of course. She got permission from Wills and Kate but did they get permission or advise the Queen? I don’t think they did. Hence why the palace is “baffled.” In reality, I’m betting (speculating) “baffled” is a nice way of saying the Queen is pissed. If not the Queen, then Charles certainly is. He’s never liked The Middletons one bit and he is putting his foot down to limit their influence over the children at the very least.

        Come to think of it, I’m betting Charles is behind the “grounding.” He’s been salty over the children spending more time with The Middletons than him.

      • Nic919 says:

        In one of the stories it is mentioned that Kate texted her and asked how the interview was going. So she and William knew. Whether or not the Queen or Charles approved is unknown.

  25. Starryfish29 says:

    These interviews definitely didn’t come without strings attached, it feels like some of the Meghan bashing articles were part of the deal, if not outright at least heavily implied. All of the articles cite William’s friends, or aides close to the couple, and the clumsiness of it all screams the Cambridge camp as well. It’s always felt like the Cambridge’s preferred things when Harry was in the aimless f*ckup/ third wheel narrative, it’s pretty sad that his own brother wouldn’t be happy to see him in a better place.

  26. Emily says:

    Conspiracy: maybe this is a positive PR push before Carole and Michael announce their divorce.

    • Lucia says:

      It’s an interesting theory but I think They (Carole) would rather be miserable together and maintain a certain image than divorce.

    • Nic919 says:

      It is quite possible that’s the case.

    • Chrome says:

      They are not together. He’s got someone else. They were both photographed outside the church before Pippa’s wedding and she was named as a wedding planner. Just a cover. Then she is walking to church with the Midds to Harry and Meggie’s wedding. She’s in blue. Check it out. Same chick.

  27. Mumbles says:

    I guess the Middletons always assumed Harry would marry someone dopey aristo girl who would be as lazy as Kate.

  28. Nina Simone says:

    Maybe I’m naive and I’m hoping someone can fill me in here. But why should the Middleton’s and to a lot of extent Carole care if they are not as well liked as M&P? And even Doria? They’re going to be King and Queen. And for Carole, you’re going to have considerable influence regardless. So I’m just so confused. Their role is set in stone. It’s a done deal. M&P are down the line in succession. Carole’s grandchildren has made that possible. Meanwhile M&P are doing their part to ensure the monarchy is still viable and respected. So I’m asking again, why are they so so threatened to the point of media blitz and venomous articles. It’s just perplexing. I’m trying to apply their reaction and ensuing strategy to everyday life so I can somewhat understand it. But I’m coming up empty tbh. So I’m hoping you royal watchers and avid celebitches can enlighten me?

    P.S I’ve been lurking on this site for YEARS. Been such a fan of the writers and commenters. Y’all are so smart and have taught me more than you can ever imagine. Thanks for always being open to sharing your experiences and having civil discourse. I appreciate you all <3

    • spidee!!! says:

      You have to appreciate that the only ones who gain from these situations is the publications’ circulation or clicks. and scale it down from that!

    • sage says:

      They want public adoration and attention. All of them fight for positive PR and media attention. Except for Anne but she’s a weirdo.

    • Skipper says:

      It’s personal not professional

    • Egla says:

      I think the root of all this is Meghan and who she is and how much her work has hurt someone egos. I know people like this who want to be the center of all. They exist. Also the media feed on these stories. FINALLY they have ready material to write about. It is so easy it just writes itself. Stories come out here and there and someone picks them and goes to town with them.
      It’s that simple really. Besides who knows what goes on behind closed doors.

  29. spidee!!! says:

    I seriously can’t believe that Carole Middleton has had anything to do with the “leaks” about the “feud” between the Sussexes and the Cambridges. She has nothing to gain it certainly doesn’t do any of her family any favours.

    But then I am not one of those who thing everything she and her daughters do is wrong or right!!

  30. C. Remm says:

    ” I think it took Meghan’s entrance into the royal fold for the entire Middleton family to really understand how poorly they played everything for years, Kate and Carole specifically. Kate realized that she should have spent the past seven years doing more work and building up her own public and charitable profile. Carole has only now realized that she’s not the only in-law around, and that she’s actually done a lot to irritate Prince Charles over the years by babying and stage-managing William and Kate. I also think William and Kate ran to Carole and they have been trying to come up with a plan to “fix” the Meghan Problem. And what we’re seeing is their plan in action. ”

    Yes, Kaiser, I co-sign this!

  31. Tourmaline says:

    My guess is that Carole wants to pump up the Middleton/Party Pieces brand, such as it is, and feels like she is likely not to get much push back because compared to Thomas/Samantha/etc Markle the Middletons might not look so bad to the public.

    Kate and Pippa are now set for life with their husbands so the only loose end is James. I wouldn’t be surprised if a new James entrepreneurial endeavor rolls out next year as his jabs at business success have gone stale like an old inkstained marshmellow.

    • Nic919 says:

      I wonder if the story that calls Kate a steel marshmallow is cross promotion. 😀

      • historybuff says:

        It’s a reference to the late Queen Mother. When Kate married in, it was said that she took the QM as her role-model. I’m not sure why… maybe because she could soothe Will’s temper? Anyway, the QM was said to be soft and fluffy on the outside – like a marshmallow- with a spine of steel for support. As in, superficially kind and charming but also strong and unyielding when she chose.

        I don’t think anyone wants to draw attention to James’ failed marshmallow business.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The rumor was Kate wanted to be seen and not heard, having not understood the true nature of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.

  32. Guest says:

    “And what we’re seeing is their plan in action”
    If their plan is too have these god awful stories come out that are becoming more laughable as the days go by. Good job. 😂😂

    Because other then the cesspool known as the dailymail and the group on royaldish a lot of people are defending Meghan and calling out the royal reporters on twitter.

  33. violet says:

    It’s just two minor interviews after 15 years of total discretion and neither are particularly interesting or revelatory, I mean, “Good Housekeeping”? I can’t make it through an issue of GH at the dentist’s office. But she comes across as self-possessed, happy with her life, and proud of her achievements after hard work.

    • Amelie says:

      I know, people are acting like she did a huge exposé interview in the National Enquirer or was on the front page of the New York Times. While I believe the royal family may engage in PR wars, I don’t think Carole is really involved at all anymore. I don’t know who is behind the vitriol directed at Meghan and Harry, but I still think it’s due to the disgruntled staffer leaving. She probably knew Meghan and Kate weren’t BFF and exploited it and now it looks like Kate and Meghan are constantly at each other’s throats and that the Cambridges hate the Sussexes. I think there are definitely growing pains behind the scenes, there always is with family dynamics but I don’t think it’s as dramatic as the press is making it out to be.

  34. Enny says:

    I love the hypocrisy of the pro-Kate slant to the anti-Meghan articles:

    Supposedly things went sour last year at Anmer during Christmas because Poor Pregnant Kate, who already felt put upon by having to “play hostess” (i.e., direct her staff to clean/cook/change the guest linens), WAS MADE TO CRY – WHILE PREGNANT OMG – BY THE RUDE, UNGRACIOUS AMERICAN GUEST.

    Meanwhile, she thinks nothing of leaking these stories to the press, knowing they’ll be used to berate and harass a pregnant woman… 🤦🏼‍♀️

  35. Sharon Lea says:

    ITA Kaiser and others here, Harry is really popular. That recent poll had to be a shock to the Middletons. Katie Nichols, in her book, wrote of Kate’s sporty side, and with that comes a competitive nature. It was the only thing written repeatedly about Kate’s personality in the book. The only other option is Carole is competing with Charles’ turning 70 interviews, parties etc. ? There was a huge push recently with the BBC special etc.

  36. intheknow says:

    Kate and William should have been leading by example especially on this front. Instead they’ve shown themselves to be petty, racist and generally useless pieces of shit.

    Ma Middleton is doing her interviews to show that the snake Kate comes from a stable English family background and Meghan doesn’t. What a bloody awful duplicitous woman.

    When William’s cheating becomes more apparent, as Kate’s aging at warp speed..(she does not look great), they will need to re-think their plan. Kate looks like shit. She feels she is competing with Meghan’s looks by getting super skinny and all it’s doing is aging her fast and furious.

    Stay strong Harry and Meghan. Go to Windsor. Continue to get close to Charles and Camilla. Your futures will be fine. Kate and Willian not so much. You can’t be as toxic and wicked as they are without it spilling over and back firing on them. Will and Kate may not believe in karma, but it’s real. Karma is already donkey kicking Kate and her chicken lips in the face.

    Take a seat Carole. Your ‘vegetarianism’ wont stop you from being the evil cow you are. You brother is wife beater with dubious connections to his ‘made millions’. You are not as protected and insulated as you think and your shit will start spilling in due course.

  37. Is Carole M an alcoholic? She has those bags under her eyes.

  38. Shannon says:

    Oh my goodness, people keep yapping about Kate wanting to do the bare minimum and just be rich, live in the country and raise her kids – honestly, how many among us would really INSIST on working if we didn’t have to? Especially if the “job” isn’t one you particularly like? And none of this, “she knew what she signed up for,” nonsense. William didn’t sign up for anything, and it often gets ignored but there’s a very real possibility that they actually LOVE each other, and he didn’t want to marry someone just because they could do lots of great royal “work.” Meghan’s great too, and I hate the bad press, but honestly it gets so obnoxious to see people always trashing the Cambridges and pitting the family (especially the women) against one another.

    As for the mole, I think it’s the assistant that left. That makes a lot more sense than all this family drama.

    • Chrome says:

      The family are well-known for planting nasty rumors about each other in the press, commonly called ‘throwing ‘x’ under the bus’. None of them work hard. All of them are over-privileged. Who cares if they love or hate each other. They’re there because they’re there. Nothing special, any of them. They should be assigned 9-5 jobs according to their abilities and turn up for state occasions if needed. End of.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The job is what provides them their 50 room Palace, 10 bedroom country mansion, and all the taxpayer-funded security for all their trips to Mustique. If they are not willing to do the job, they are required to step aside, remove the kids from the line, and support themselves. So very easy to understand.

    • Sid says:

      This is getting silly. Everyone in else in that family sucks it up and carries out their regular engagements. In exchange they get to lived a very gilded life. It’s not complicated. You do work. You get paid/ rewarded for the work. What is so special about William and Kate that they should just be allowed to do whatever they want whenever they want yet still enjoy all the perks of being in the BRF?