Duchess Kate & Prince Harry attend the Anzac Day service at Westminster


Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey

At the last minute, we learned that Prince Harry would be joining the Duchess of Cambridge at the Anzac Day services at Westminster Abbey. It was widely assumed that Harry would make an appearance only if Baby Sussex had not come. Baby Sussex has not arrived. So Harry joined Kate today. Kate’s appearance was confirmed/announced last week. Prince William is currently in New Zealand to mark Anzac Day and to attend a service for the Christchurch massacre. I wondered why Kate wasn’t sent to New Zealand as well, but I imagine the trip was always going to be pretty short, and it would have been difficult for Kate to make arrangements with the kids and all that.

Harry and Kate walked into Westminster together, and it looked like Kate was talking his ear off. Their body language was good – very friendly, and Harry doesn’t seem to have any issue or angst with Kate. When Harry appeared at the Easter Sunday service with Kate AND William, he looked flat-out angry whenever he was in the same space as William. Reminding us once again, the issue has always been between Harry and William and not between their wives. Well, almost entirely between William and Harry, but I think Kate and Meghan don’t really care for each other, but they’re professional enough to do photo-ops, etc.

Fashion notes: Kate wore a teal Catherine Walker coat/dress and a Rosie Olivia hat. I think the coat is new? I don’t remember seeing it before, but as I’ve often said, Kate blue and green coats all kind of blend together after a while. She looks nice in jewel tones and everything is fine here – the color, the hemline, the conservative look which is appropriate for the event. Those big buttons though… lmao, she had to give us something!!

Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey

Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey

Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey

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  1. Mtam says:

    Hard for them to make arrangements with the kids? I thought they had a full staff of people that can rake care of such things, or am I missing something?

    • Becks1 says:

      Honestly, my guess is that Kate just didn’t want to go. It is going to be a super short visit (I think William is only there for two days?) and I can see her deciding going to this service was simpler overall, with the amount of flying involved.

      And to clarify, I don’t blame Kate for choosing to go to this service over flying to NZ.

      • Megan says:

        If Kate had gone the coverage would have been about fashion. William is there to honor the dead. It’s appropriate he went alone.

      • Becks1 says:

        I never said it wasn’t appropriate.

      • Mtam says:

        @Becks1
        First, I meant to type take* not “rake” haha, thank you all for not calling out that Typo.

        And yeah, that makes sense. Thanks for pointing that out. I don’t know if the article now meant that as toungue-in-cheek like others have mentioned, but if it was serious it would be kinda odd to say she couldn’t do it. Her not wanting to go to NZ, and choosing something closer to home instead makes more sense than not being able to arrange help for the kids.

      • Alyse says:

        Yep, as a Kiwi I don’t blame her – the LDN/NZ flight is crazy exhausting (23hrs on a good run), so for only a couple of days I don’t think it was necessary for her to attend.

    • Yoyo says:

      I thought that was tongue in check about the kids. 😂

    • Lisa says:

      It doesn’t make sense for her to have gone with PW when there had to be a representative for Anzac Day.

    • Himmiefan says:

      Yeah, it’s not like she, or he, had to scramble to find babysitters.

      I don’t like the skirt. Too flouncy.

    • Laura says:

      Ikr lol like if she’s not there to run them to school with her PJs on and cup of joe , the family will fall apart. This is a royal household and anything Kate does with the kids is because she wants to. Their schedule will roll on with or without her. She has no worries as far as childcare, emergency pickups, short trips etc, there is always a default caregiver.

    • olive says:

      I was going to say… if the duchess of cambridge isn’t able to make arrangements for childcare for a short trip, what hopes do the rest of us have??

    • A says:

      I’d agree with you, but in this instance, the destination is New Zealand. A non stop flight from London to New Zealand takes about 24 hours, and that’s if you flight direct, without stopping for refuelling or anything else. So that’s two full days of travel, minimum, for two full days of events there. And this trip happens at the same time as when their kids’ break is ending and they’re getting back to London to go back to school. I am not surprised Kate stayed back in this case. I’m sure they could have foisted the children off onto the help for about a week or so, but there are actual logistical considerations so I’m not surprised they decided not to.

  2. Oh No says:

    Seeing these photos with Kate and Harry seem in contrast to the Easter ones with her husband. She looks less ‘put on’ but that’s just me…

    Whatever the case may be, I hope Kate takes this opportunity to seize more agency

    Her whole life she’s been defined my the person she’s closest to: her parents, William, her coat dresses. That makes me sad for her.

    • Millenial says:

      I think they’ve deployed Kate here to clean up William’s mess (again). Pose for happy photos with Harry so things look fine.

      • Oh No says:

        I wholeheartedly think you’re right…the Royal Family is an emotional mess. When John Oliver told Meghan to run, I thought he was just being funny

      • Monicack says:

        This was planned months ago.

      • Va Va Kaboom says:

        Oh No- It’s funny you mentioned that John Oliver comment because that was actually when I started to worry about Meghan’s life in the Royal Family. While humorous, I could tell he wasn’t joking at all.

      • PrincessK says:

        This was not planned months ago, Harry was a late addition to this event, as nobody was sure about the arrival of baby Sussex.

    • suharik26 says:

      she doesn’t seem to mind and doesn’t have intellectual weight to care.

      • FredsMother says:

        @suharik… Excuse me while I steal that very ingenious phrase ‘intellectual weight’. 😁👏👏👏👏I need that and ‘DuchessingwhileBlack’ in my repertoire going forward. Lol.. People over here so funny. So apt too.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Kate is a big girl. And willingly pursued the life she now leads. She’s not a victim.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I agree with you. Kate is not a victim. Also, I do not believe she is as empty-headed as many people make her out to be.

      • Oh No says:

        Oh, I absolutely agree on all points.

        My family structure has always been matriarchal and the women have always out numbered to men.

        So I guess I’m approaching the ‘agency’ issue from that side of things. Because it was instilled in us

        She doesn’t have to change the world, but damn 😕

    • Himmiefan says:

      I think you’re fight; she’s let others dictate the direction of her life. In a few years if not already, resentment might set in.

    • Rhys says:

      Everyone’s life and choices are different. If she likes that kind of life, I don’t see anything wrong with it. Some people prefer a partner/companion who is the leading force, others wouldn’t dream of fading into the background. If it works for them, then it works.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Whatever does or doesn’t work for them in their private life? She is required to work in her public life, far more than she has worked in the last 8 years.

  3. Kittycat says:

    Prince Harry and Duchess Kate look great.

    • Lunde says:

      You know I am starting to read the “rift” slightly differently having seen the recent photos between Harry and Kate. I am starting to wonder if it has less to do with Meghan and more to do with Harry being pissed at William over the cheating scandal and supporting Kate – which in turn has caused William to be pissed off.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Uhhh no. Harry is pissed about all the dog whistle stories about his wife that have clearly been coming from William’s side. He has his own wife to think about. I highly doubt he is thinking or even cares about the cheating scandal. Other than the fact that it backfired spectacularly in William’s face. Which has to be satisfying to watch for Harry.

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        Exactly @Valiantly Varnished! Harry isn’t putting Williams’s wandering dong escapades over his wife and child. It’s ridiculous to even think he’d place Kate’s marriage above his wife’s mental and emotional well-being. If that’s your way of thinking, question why you place Kate over Meghan and go with God.

      • MA says:

        Agreed. Plus William’s been rumored to cheat and have sketchy behavior for years and Harry’s been fine.

    • Lorrie says:

      I still think the entire issue between Will and Harry was because Will cheated. Harry has always been close with Kate. Will telling him to go slow with Megan wouldn’t be enough to cause this kind of issue.

      • Iknow says:

        This is the same man who wrote a letter calling out the racist treatment Meghan received during their engagement. Why wouldn’t he be pissed at his brother for questioning his relationship. And I doubt William’s caution was simply slow down. I’ll bet my paycheck that William’s concerns that he related to Harry wasn’t only about her being American and divorced. As we’ve seen, Harry will call out anybody who treats Meghan with disrespect – and I believe that includes his brother. Harry is not going to risk his wife over Kate and William’s marriage. Sorry to the Harry and Kate shippers.

      • bonobochick says:

        Has Harry always been close with Kate? I think he gets along with her but I’ve never seen evidence of his being besties with Kate or even on the same level that he is close to Zara.

      • NewKay says:

        The narrative that Harry is really protecting Kate and not his own wife and child, is rooted in the idea that White women are more valuable and more worthy or in need of protection. That is all.

      • Alexandria says:

        I don’t know if Harry is close to Kate but you can just see how they interact in public. They may not be close but he doesn’t appear dismissive of Kate. Harry makes Kate smile and she warms up to him easily. See their photos. Harry probably knows she sometimes feels out of place and wants her to be welcomed. So I bet if all these shenanigans are coming from William and he is also cheating on Kate, Harry is one pissed brother and shows it, as compared to the rest. Kate of course tries to play nice. Charles and Cam understandably can’t say much about cheating or using the press as they don’t have legs to stand on (though I like them as royals).

    • Megan says:

      Harry must be positively giddy with anticipation. That baby is coming any minute now.

  4. Sarah says:

    Yay! I always loved their chemistry at events together. They look like they have fun.

    • Cloudysky says:

      It’s nice to seem them both looking happy and relaxed with each other here.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      If you are old enough to remember, Diana and Andrew always looked like they had great chemistry and were having fun when together.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Yeah, I heard the Queen wanted Diana to marry Andrew. I love playing what if…

      • Tourmaline says:

        Yeah good point I remember that. Diana and Andrew were actually close in age unlike Diana and Charles.

      • Citresse says:

        Diana and Andrew would’ve been even worse pairing….can you imagine Andrew being away in military service while married to Diana? A disaster.
        Diana, preferring the city life, should have married a London business executive willing to devote his entire life to her and children. But tragedy ensued….as we saw during the Diana years.

  5. Becks1 says:

    I don’t love Catherine walker in general on Kate; I think it ages her, even if the coats are objectively pretty enough. I feel the same about this – she looks pretty enough, but I just don’t love the coat on her. And the buttons! LOL.

    I do like her hair, and I like the hat. I don’t like the shoes and the clutch. I don’t think they go with the teal, especially with the navy gloves.

    She and Harry seem to be getting along, but we’ve said that for a while now – there doesn’t seem to be any bad blood between them or between Kate and Meghan. I get the impression Kate and Meghan aren’t BFFs, but they don’t have to be.

    • Yoyo says:

      @Becks 1, 😒 Went to Amazon for the Jeggings and they’re sold out in all colors in my size.

      • Becks1 says:

        Oh boo!!! Keep checking back. I really really like them. Thicker than regular leggings, but definitely not jeans.

    • duchess of hazard says:

      @Becks1 – yeah, the Catherine Walker is more for women in their 50s and onwards. I just find the styles so conservative and old.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Add in the creepy factor that Walker 1) was Diana’s go-to designer and 2) has passed away. Her husband is recycling old patterns, ie the ones used for Diana, to make these outfits for Kate.

    • Seraphina says:

      Becks, I showed the pic to my mom who is in her 70s and she said: good Lord, why is she wearing something that ages her so???? After awhile, just the colors of her outfits stand out.

  6. Lisa says:

    Harry looks great. The issue is obviously with his brother not his sister in law.

  7. lily says:

    She has a very similar hat and dress in that exact same style and colour already – The Emilia Wickstead design remember?

    • notasugarhere says:

      She has at least a dozen green coat dresses, all similar in look.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Just like her grandmother-in-law has in purple.

      • Nic919 says:

        The comments about Kate having multiple similar coat dresses is because she doesn’t have the work load to justify that excess. If we compare Kate’s workload to the Queen even at age 93, Kate is going to lose massively every time. If Kate did the numbers the Queen did at her age, there would be far fewer complaints because she would be out there working. She is not.

      • Cloudysky says:

        Just like the Queen, Kate has her signature look for these occasions which makes it easier to prepare. She looks nice and appropriate.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It Kate worked anywhere near what she should, the complaints about her dozens of coat dresses would decrease. Somewhat. People don’t complain about HM’s wardrobe because she works.

    • Tamara says:

      Catherine works more than Harry does. In fact, she had more engagements than Harry and Prince William together when she was pregnant with Prince Louis despite her having severe hyperemesis gravidarum. She has spent less on her wardrobe in the past few years than Meghan has spent in 6 months.

      • CrystalBall says:

        Have you counted hours or number of engagements? Harry clocked up hundreds of hours behind the scenes for the Invictus Games. He chose not to mention occasions he’s not seen. By the way, Harry spent far less on his wardrobe than Kate did. You forgot to compare them on this point! (I’m sure you meant to, it must have just slipped your mind)

      • MerryGirl says:

        Kate’s annual numbers don’t bear this out, she’s consistently the lowest……go back and read the facts not tabloid fiction. Also Kate’s wardrobe included many bespoke outfits that supposedly couldn’t be priced so were left out altogether. Somehow OTH they were able to produce questionable costs of Meghan’s bespoke items, plus they added jewelry and pre-owned outfits before Harry and voila!

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    I like this look on her, the coat and colour are flattering. Doesn’t look like a typical look from Archer so I guess it one her maternity cover did and as I said I like it.

    I wonder if baby Sussex is here and they are waiting to announce it? Waiting till after Big Willy’s NZ trip to drop the news.

    Harry and Kate always did seem to get along, maybe she’s giving him baby advice.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      About that theory some have that Harry wouldn’t be at Westminster if Baby Sussex had arrived so his appearance meant the baby had not arrived: to me that’s a crazy theory, no? Because the one time he absolutely COULDN’T leave Meghan would be if she was this far along and might go into labor at any minute!

      So my theory is that Baby Sussex HAS arrived, which allowd Harry to leave Meghan’s side.

      • Erinn says:

        I tend to think so, too. It’d also be a big weight off of his shoulders (just from being nervous about her giving birth, and being anxious for the arrival) and he looks a bit more relaxed, I think.

        I also agree with Digital Unicorn – the color is great on her. She really looks good in cool toned colors. I also suspect a reason for waiting to announce would be to give themselves as much time alone to regroup/recover before the inevitable media blasts.

      • Molly says:

        He’s minutes from Meghan at home, and her mother is there too. He’d have time to go to church and head back should something start happening. Most husbands don’t walk around with their arms under their 9 months pregnant wives 24/7 in case the baby falls out.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        @Molly – er no, Meghan is at Frogmore in Windsor. The service was held at Westminster Abbey in central London – Windsor is approx 45 mins to an hour drive depending on traffic from London.

      • Cloudysky says:

        Maybe, but I’m sure they would have a helicopter on call for Harry if the baby hasn’t arrived. It wouldn’t take long to fly back to Windsor.

      • PrincessK says:

        I don’t think Meghan is at frog more I think she is in London. Also I heard somewhere that we would be told when she goes into labour and when the baby is born but the pics would be done a day or two later.

      • PlainJane says:

        I thought so too, I thought the baby had arrived last week. Now I feel really silly about that theory.

        When will this baby watch EVER end???

  9. Ohio Girl says:

    I can’t tell what color the purse and shoes are. Black or dark green?

    • Becks1 says:

      Dark green

    • Busyann says:

      Dark green. I think she was going for a peacock color combination. Which works for her. Like the Michael Kors peacock dress she wore a while back.

      I saw these pictures and thought this little visit was Harry’s way of saying who the tension is with. Like the premiere Harry, Charles, and William attended a few weeks back….Harry made a point to not stand or interact with Will. Same thing for Easter Sunday.

      • Surly Gale says:

        Well that explains A LOT to me (peacock reference @Busyann) so thank you, , because I thought the moss green with the turquoise/teal (is there a difference?) was off. And what did the navy gloves match with? Also: blue and green should never be seen, except upon an Irish Queen….so, what’s up w/that, eh?

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Will seems like a true, genuine DICK.

      Reportedly tense relationship with his father, Kate constantly seems tense around him, he doesn’t like/ can’t stand Meghan (who probably doesn’t give two sh*ts either way), now this huge stand off against Harry.

      Time for some self-reflection, Will.

    • Bluthfan says:

      Green and they totally clash with her dress.

  10. Weaver says:

    To bad William doesn’t have the same class when it comes to Meghan.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Yup!

    • Royalwatcher says:

      Exactly!! And I don’t find Kate completely innocent in all of the Meghan smearing either. I felt like her mother got in quite a few digs at Meghan when she did that huge interview recently, which I’m sure was done with Kate’s permission. If Kate wanted to show some unspoken support to Meghan her mother could have easily made supportive comments instead of backhanded digs about how being royal isn’t about making speeches and whatever else she said. Plus Kate benefits from all of the comparisons to Meghan where Meghan is the rude, greedy, rule breaking duchess and Kate is the shining example of motherhood and the perfect royal wife who recycles clothes and never puts a foot wrong…so, no, I’m not really feeling Kate right now either.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, that obvious interview where Carole said being royal is about more than giving speeches. This from the mother of Kate, a woman who still cannot pronounce palliative correctly and has yet to do any project of significance.

      • vava says:

        Kate views being a royal as being a mannequin. Such a shallow vessel of a woman.

      • Megan says:

        IDK, the BRF seems to prefer wives who are mannequins. I think Kate is a lot more crafty than we give her credit for. She playing the very long game and it seems to be working for her. Even before Meghan came on the scene she was transitioning from duchess do little to perfect princess by keeping her mouth shut, hiding from the public, and producing charming little heirs.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Yes, these people are really starting to expose themselves, more and more, even to the slower observers (like me). It’s taken a while, but we’re getting there.

        Think about it…..If Carole feels bold enough to give an interview where she makes such a clear and obvious dig at a woman she clearly considers her rival ( or a rival to her family)……just imagine what’s been said in private, to the legion of media hacks and attack dogs she’s accumulated over the years. Plus, we know that all we’ve seen so far is just a tip of the iceberg.

        Between Ma Middleton and Sir William the Bitter, it’s no wonder Meghan has been treated as appallingly as she has by the British Media.

      • Busyann says:

        I couldnt agree with you more. Kate isn’t innocent in this either. I think there was some truth to the stories that the Queen met with Kate shortly before Christmas about her tension with Meghan. She seemed to fall in line with making more of an effort when camera’s are around. If it comes from KP, it comes from Will and Kate equally.

      • windyriver says:

        KP and associated minions should enjoy their moment while it lasts. As mentioned yesterday (nota) Harry and Meghan, married less than a year, are on Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list. So despite British media spin, others clearly see something else. If H&M go on as they have been, their influence is likely to increase, and expose Will and Kate’s shortcomings even further. Eventually PR and spin alone aren’t going to cut it to prop up W&K’s image.

        Also on that list – Jacinda Ardern, at number 2 behind Bill and Melinda Gates. And, Jordan Peele.

        A really interesting pick in view of the current college cheating news is Michael Crow. He’s been the president of ASU since 2002. Puts ASU in a somewhat different light. Maybe Lori and Mossimo should have just let their girls go there in the first place, as they wanted, and saved them all a world of trouble.

      • Mego says:

        Me neither and I cannot understand people wanting to believe the best about her despite evidence to the contrary. Kate has a lot to do with the smear campaign – she was making the some of the snowballs even if Carole, Jason or William were throwing them. It is Kate who suffers directly from unfavourable comparisons to Meghan, not William. William would bear the brunt of comparisons to Harry, not Meghan.

        The smear campaign was launched to tear Meghan down and boost Kate up and the idea that it was to distract from William’s affairs or anything else is a red herring . Yeah maybe there is a rift between the brothers but that doesn’t change the fact that Meghan is a threat to Kate. This is not pitting one woman against the other either. If the smear campaign hadn’t happened we wouldn’t be discussing, pitting or anything but it did. Mark my words it’s Kate and her reputation that is driving it. Harry being friendly towards her today does not change my opinion about this one iota.

      • lawyergal says:

        YES to all the comments above. Kate is not innocent in any of this, and frankly, your spouse is a reflection on you. If you choose to stand by while he slanders a pregnant WOC because you want to save your marriage, you still suck.

  11. RoyalBlue says:

    They look lovely and very comfortable together.

    Harry’s issue is definitely with his power tripping brother.

    Will someone please permanently dispatch Willy to a post in one of the former colonies post haste.

    • Flying fish says:

      No thanks, the former colonies don’t want William or any of the royals for that matter…lol.

  12. Eleonor says:

    I like everything Kate is wearing.

    • Cloudysky says:

      Me too. She looks great in that color. Harry looks good as well.

      • Call_me_al says:

        Anybody got an ID on her jewels? Breathtaking earrings. She looks nice. The buttons and full skirt are a little too matronly, but overall, it’s a beautiful look.

    • MsIam says:

      How much did it cost? That’s what they always want to know about Meghan’s clothes.

  13. C says:

    I wonder if the latest blind item is true. If it is, that’s so f..up.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      What does it say?

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Ignore that poster. They’re probably referencing that idiotic blind item that blames the affair on Meghan (because everything is Meghan’s fault for trolls like C).

      • LouAnne says:

        @digital unicorn. I think it’s the below. This has to be bullshit, right? It’s from Blind Gossip

        “This newlywed recently missed two big family events.

        Nobody really questioned it as she has a temporary medical condition that serves as a very reasonable excuse for her to bow out of such obligations.

        However… what if that wasn’t the real reason she stayed home?

        They found out that she was the one who leaked the rumors about [another family member]. They told her that she was not welcome to attend. That is why she was missing.

        Well, that certainly does explain her husband’s sour demeanor and all the oddly-timed chatter about moving and traveling!

        Oh, brother. This just keeps getting worse and worse, doesn’t it?”

      • Becks1 says:

        Blames the affair on her, or the leak of the affair? Because I’ve seen the theory gaining ground that Meghan leaked the affair as payback for all the negative articles about her. The theory also goes that either William planted the story with Meghan to see if she could be trust, OR that….wait for it….William learned that Meghan was the leak when he was on his 3 week internship with the spy agencies. Because British intelligence agencies are spying on Meghan or something? IDK.

        I just had to laugh because what else is there?

      • Becks1 says:

        oh that blind item is horrible. Meghan is 9 months pregnant. STFU and leave her alone.

        Also, what big two family events did she miss? Easter?

      • LouAnne says:

        I think it’s blaming the leak of the cheating story on Meghan which is just stupid. Firstly, she would never! They haven’t even been married a year, she’s not going to alienate people like that. Secondly, it sounds like it came from the… Turnip Toffs (I cant) and their gossiping

      • C says:

        Beach Dreams, I’m not a troll. I just said what I’ve read. I never said anything bad about MM, I think she seems to be a very kind person.

      • noway says:

        The blind is horrible on many grounds, but am I the only one lmao about William found out Meghan was leaking the story from his stint with the Spy service. Please who writes this stuff.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Thanks for the info ladies and yeah its a bit of a stretch, the TurnipToff story pretty much came from toff circle – it was reported more than once that it went from being gossiped about during dinner parties to the ear(s) of some tabloid reporters and thats the gossip is about a year old.

      • whaTever says:

        In fairness, Meghan has a previous for leaking stuff remember that tidbit of Kate not offering a lift to Meghan when they were going to the same shop and everyone believed it? It was pretty obvious that Meghan told one of the Mulroney’s who then told Lainey who then published it on her site. Let’s not act like she is above leaking stuff but I don’t think she has leaked anything recently.

      • Megan says:

        FFS how are they putting this on Meghan? She and Harry should move to the US and have a glowing cover story in People every damn week.

      • Himmiefan says:

        Blind Gossip and Enty both hate Meghan. If you read the comments, they get some real freaks on there.

      • Susannah says:

        The people who give “tips” to Blind Gossip are the Tumblr and royal forums crazies.

        That’s why all those old Blind Gossip rumors were about Meghan making the whole relationship up with Harry, Harry having dumped Meghan, then there would be no engagement, then no wedding and now the baby is fake, etc. It’s those same crazies who are the source of those gossip rumors.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Becks1, I think Rose Hanbury, with her husband’s blessing, leaked the story of the affair to get back at Kate by causing her total embarrassment for the “phase-out” attempt.

      • Kylie says:

        @BayTampaBay

        I doubt that since the press have never been kind to the “other woman”. And I can’t imagine any man wanted a story out there that makes him out to be a cuckold unless that is his fetish.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Bay – that doesn’t make sense. You were saying elsewhere that you thought the Turnip Toffs were the ones who shut it down and were pissed at how William handled it. Now you think Rose herself leaked it?

      • Sam says:

        Loool so predictable to start blaming Meghan for the rumours even though it started around the set William and Kate hang out with
        And of course she missed Easter Sunday service,shes heavily pregnant and could give birth at any moment.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Becks1, This may not make a whole lot of sense but I will try and explain. Please put on your tinfoil hat and adjust dial to “HIGH”.

        Rose wanted to get back at Cathy for attempting to “phase her out” of the Turnip Toff set and other Royal functions/Tea parties/whatever. Rose leaked the story or had someone leak the story for her thinking the general public would not believe it for one minute but all in the Turnip Toff set and their hangers on would believe it and this would cause embarrassment to Cathy that her husband cheated on her with a Turnip Toff aristocrat which was the whole point. William very stupidly goes to Richard Kay of The Daily Fail which now gives this story sturdy legs, people smell smoke, look for fire and the story is now global via Twitter…etc … Royal Foibles… etc ….. #williamcheated…etc. At this point the Turnip Toffs (including the dude that controls the Daily Fail) realize this could cause a hell of a lot of global embarrassment for themselves (not just Kate within the titled aristocracy & lands gentry) and close rank to shut all this business down within the UK as best as they can.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        UPDATE! I just did a last 24 hours search on “William cheated” and landed at The Express Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper, which has a huge article written in excellent English about Prince William cheating on his wife. IMHO, this story is not shutting down! This story is global and staying put.

      • Becks1 says:

        @bay – lol, dial adjusted accordingly. I’m not sure I 100% buy into all aspects of that, but crazier things have happened.

    • Mego says:

      There is another trashy blind revealed to be about Meghan on CDAN too. 🙄

      • LORENA says:

        if its the one about the tape I HIGHLY DOUBT IT. I am not Meghan stan but come on!

      • Kylie says:

        CDAN has been releasing crappy blinds about Meghan from the beginning. The person who runs that site is known to be racist and misogynist.

      • Avery says:

        @Kylie I don’t know what is going on over at CDAN. The hate he has for MM is crazy. It is so bazaar the vitriol and misogynistic BI’s.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Whomever runs the “Harry Markle” site has more hate for Meghan than I could ever imagine one person having let alone expressing.

      • Lady D says:

        Gotta be sister Samantha.

      • KidV says:

        CDAN and most of the posters have such a hatred of Meghan they’ll believe anything bad written about her, no matter how ridiculous it is. Someone has even created a blog about how horrible and devious she is. It’s really sad.

    • Yoyo says:

      What a load of rubbish, finding another reason to blame Meghan for a man’s SUPPOSE infidelity.
      She don’t know the Norfolk Toffs.

    • notasugarhere says:

      CDAN has been exposed as a basement dweller with no access to insider info.

    • Cloudysky says:

      Is Blind Gossip any more credible than CDAN?

      • snowqueenM says:

        No. Blind Gossip is made-up fanfiction, on the whole. They make InTouch Weekly and Daily Fail look like the New York Times.

      • CoffeeCoffeeCoffee says:

        Ohhh, dangit, I actually like Blind Gossip, but I now like this site better. smarter writers and commenters.

      • noway says:

        Most gossip is a bit of stretch to begin with. I had a friend who was editor at the National Enquirer back in the 80′s. He said they start with a grain of truth, i.e. William and Henry had a tiff, etc. then they blow it up pretty much whatever direction they want or think would sell. Funny thing even if you look on the comments on these sites you can pretty much find any opinion you want on the subject but sex, arguments, break up stories all sell. So the writers gravitate to that angle. Sure they may get it right sometimes, but most of this stuff is exaggerated. Now the blinds are all a bit worse cause you don’t even know the direction it’s coming from. Someone could just be pissed at another person. The one thing about the royals I find amazing is the courtiers and people around them sure like to gossip. I know some is directed by above, but some is not, cause it’s so poorly done. I can’t imagine anyone would pay for their messaging. If so, I want that job, I would be so much better. I’d get a raise in a week.

    • MsIam says:

      If it were true, Kate and Harry would not be grinning at each other like that.

    • MA says:

      Royal Dish/Tumblr misses you.

  14. Lucia says:

    Everyone seems tense when William is around these days. Even Charles seems to stand straighter when he’s around William. I think the sole focus of the problem is William has been pissed off since the Oceanic Tour last year because he realizes no one likes his lazy dumb@$$. He seems like he’s just unpleasant to be around.

    I’m glad Kate and Harry got a chance to catch up. I think Meghan and Kate are still figuring each other out. It took me a solid 3 years to warm up to my brother in law when he married my sister and they dated for years before.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      It is hard to be friends with your sister-in-law when the husbands are feuding. I have never believed, and do not believe now, that Cathy Cambridge has any ill-will towards Megs Sussex. I think this dislike we sense from Cathy is just an act to keep Normal Bill placated and calm.

      • Lucia says:

        I think you’re right.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate has always had a competitive, adversarial approach to other women.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @notasugarhere, In my personal opinion, Cathy Cambridge is more upset about Rose Hanbury than Meghan Sussex. Meghan is no threat to her marriage or position in the BRF.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Meghan showed, from the very beginning, that Kate’s seven years of laziness were deliberate. That no breaking in period was necessary, it was just Kate (and William) refusing to work. And Meghan produced a huge-impact project, the Together cookbook, within her first year. Along with Meghan and Harry marrying two years from dating vs. the decade of Waitying? Kate and Carole are on the offensive against Meghan. Meghan simply existing as an intelligent, engaged human makes Kate look bad.

    • PrincessK says:

      William has many things to be pissed off about. 1. Harry and Megs being named as a power couple, even before they were married I think 2. Harry being streets ahead of him in popularity. 3. Meghan taking the initiative over Grenfell. 4. The incredibly successful Oceania tour. 5. Morocco, apparently the government specifically asked for the Sussexes was what i heard. 6. Harry is deeply in love with his own wife, who is intelligent and dynamic, and is genuinely interested in issues. William has to help Kate project herself, I have noticed him defend her and speak up for her in her presence, as though she is a child.

      Anyway I hope Kate will now realise that she does not have to be a royal doormat any longer.

      • Becks1 says:

        @PrincessK – I agree with your last sentence. Many of us on here say that Kate seems to shine in engagements with children or more outdoorsy sports related events, and I think that’s because she lets her personality come through. I don’t think she is an awful person; I think she has chosen to craft her public persona in such a way that it ends up making her look very bland, which I don’t think was the intention. When she lets a bit of herself out there, she comes across much better. I hope seeing how Meghan seems so genuinely herself at events helps Kate to realize that she can do the same, and still be fine.

    • Montrealaise says:

      I remember reading an interview with one of Diana’s bodyguards, who was around when both boys were young – he admitted quite frankly that he did not care for William and even described him as “sly”. It sounds like William has always had an unpleasant personality, even as a child.

  15. Guest says:

    Dont think its Kate he has a problem with. William showed his true colors through the press. Lol….trending yesterday

    Harry has always been professional when he works. Doubt William will ever be like this towards Meghan because hes not that good of an actor.

  16. HK9 says:

    I’ve always loved Kate & Harry together. As for Kate’s outfit I love the coat & hat. The colour is amazing. However I thought she should have done a black suede clutch & shoe, I don’t think the colour she chose for them worked well because it’s not in the same colour family-but that’s a minor point.

    • vava says:

      I think she’s matching the shoes and clutch to the feathers in her hat.

      This coat is OK even though it ages her. Maybe she’s culled her blue coat collection and this one is replacing some other blue one? She has so many in this silhouette!

  17. Rapunzel says:

    Everything started to fall apart between Will/Harry after the Aus/NZ tour and baby announcement. Speculation has been that there was jealousy over the tours success on Wills part, but I wonder if it isn’t the baby that has caused this rift.

    Tinfoil hat theory: Will was not supportive of Meg and Harry getting married. But he and Will got over it and were fine. Will and Meg even got along well enough. But then PoloBaby was announced and Will flipped out. He got mad that Harry was having a baby so fast, and maybe said something tactless and/or racist. Hence serious feud. And the Cambridges not lifting a finger to help Meg in the press.

    Now Turniptoffgate happened and Will may or may not be feeding up Meg to protect himself.

    Whatever happened, Kate and Harry seem fine.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      But why would he care they were having a baby so fast? Harry has always been super vocal about wanting children so why would that be a shock to William?

      • Becks1 says:

        Because if you were hoping the marriage would be a flash in the pan, and that Meghan would get bored and go away, or that Harry would “see the light” and leave her, the baby puts an end to that. Yes, people get divorced after children, but the baby means that Meghan will always have a presence in the royal family.

        Or maybe William just thought Harry was moving too fast in general, between the marriage, baby etc.

    • Kylie says:

      That doesn’t really make any sense. I have a feeling that the real issue is so incredibly stupid it wouldn’t even be worthy of a story.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      I agree with almost everything you’ve described, except I suspect the real problem started when they all actually started trying to work together and Meghan not being submissive/subservient enough for William.

      This is a guy who’s used to being treated like a proxy King; going up against a woman who’s self made, confident and used to meeting/ dealing with (real) world leaders. I can imagine her not being as deeply impressed with him and his ideas as he would like and him going berserk over her impertinence.

      I imagine this is what has made him so determined to undermine and diminish her (through the press, her family and other ways); until she comes to understand her proper place.

      Beneath him. Far beneath him.

      • PrincessK says:

        @Bella ….I totally agree, William and Meghan are poles apart in terms of personality and their view of the world. William can no longer talk down to gentle Harry now he has a formidable wife

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @Princess K

        So right. And I can imagine Harry is in turn, determined to protect Meghan….and so the shit keeps hitting the fan.

      • MsIam says:

        @ Bella, I wonder if William is the “royal family member” who made the Meghan running for US president remark, lol!

      • vava says:

        I agree, too. William has shown his true colors and they aren’t good. I wonder if Kate had married someone else, would she be a different person? Someone with some enthusiasm and not a doormat?

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @MsIAm

        Sadly, I have no idea who made that remark, but isn’t it funny that we can all agree that there’s a great chance it came from him?

        Very telling.

      • MA says:

        @Bella Dupont Agree. In the Shipman article, they quote some of KP staff saying that Meghan is “nightmare”–this is why. She is more competent and intelligent than them and actually has nightmares. She isn’t bowing to their ineptitude

        @MsIam That could make sense, seeing as William’s not very bright

      • PrincessK says:

        Meghan may be considered to be a ‘nightmare’ because the Palace is not used to dealing with members of the RF with brains. A Palace insider said that Meghan has more IQ than all of senior royals put together.

        Diana introduced height into the royal family and Meghan is going to introduce brains.

  18. Guest says:

    British royal family pr in full effect. With no one there all eyes would have been on her body language. Harry can be her buffer. Harry is everything William is not. Hes not perfect but hes proven to be the better brother/ person. Meghan won just for that alone. 🤷‍♀️

  19. Other Renee says:

    I love her outfit especially the color. Without the buttons it would appear rather flat. Also it’s a coat. Isn’t that how it’s closed, with buttons?

  20. Jessica says:

    Ok… something weird is going on here. Read on BG that they found out the source of the leaks about William to be Meghan and she has been banned from some events. I doubt this. But I will say… something really weird is going on in this family right now.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      William is having a temper tantrum over the Sussex’s popularity and the fact that Harry has moved from his shadow to become his own man who is putting his new family first before his bratty big brother. William has always exerted good and bad influence over Harry, often throwing him under the media bus to protect himself – me thinks Harry has pushed back on that and this is William retaliating. One of the narratives has been about putting the Sussex’s, specially Meghan, in her/their place – to me this is being driven by William’s jealousy and loss of control over his brother’s life. William is using his influence with the media to put the Sussex’s down, this is his way of controlling them and their popularity.

      Big Willy is like his father – he doesn’t like being outshone by others.

    • MissyS. says:

      I wish people would stop blaming everything on Meghan. It’s devious and malicious. If Will is cheating, then it’s his fault he’s in the news. Meghan is due to give birth any day bow. Why would she be at any event while so close to her due date?

    • Cloudysky says:

      I agree @Jessica. It seems things have reached something of a crisis point behind the scenes. Despite all the theories, I don’t think we know the true reason for it yet.

    • Mads says:

      I saw the BG blind too and it is a load of tosh. The affair was leaked ages ago on Twitter and Nicola (Nicole?) Cliffe did a thread on it; some people also have saved a screenshot of a tweet by Giles Corden saying that everyone had known about the affair for months. Prince William was trending on Twitter in the UK around 2:00 – 3:30 am GMT and it was all about the affair. Someone also replied to a tweet by KP on William’s visit to NZ by saying that he is a cheater. There will be a huge PR effort to try and detract from this and the irony might be that the arrival of baby Sussex could save William from more negative attention.

      • PrincessK says:

        There has been gossip about the state of the Cambridge marriage for years, with some saying they lead separate lives, and Kate rules the roost at KP and is a totally hands on Mum to her children.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Or rather than Carole rules the roost, the nannies are with the kids, while Kate dithers.

    • Bluthfan says:

      Yeah, BG is just making shit up.

    • MA says:

      LOL sure Jan. Everything is Meghan’s fault. It couldn’t be William’s fault that this got out. Or any of the several dozen actually in their inner circle. No, it’s the 9 months pregnant biracial troublemaker newbie who’s somehow scheming behind the scenes to make William look bad. Not like William needs help in that department.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Sorry I’m not buying the PR spin they are trying to pull. I feel just because Harry is here with her doesn’t mean he ain’t pissed with her too. She participated in and benefited from the smear campaign against Meghan too. He was probably asked by the Queen or Charles to accompany her. He’s probably trying to take the high road and feels sorry for her being cheated on but I’m not buying the “poor innocent Kate” act.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      ^^^ yes, this!!! I feel exactly the same way! Kate may not have been complicit to the same extent as William but she certainly benefited from the Meghan dragging over the past several years.

      Also…I’m a totally petty bit@h but I really wish Meghan had been there so Kate would have been lower than Meghan in precedence (walking behind her, sitting “below” her) and all the raci$t Kate stans’ heads could have exploded!!! They are already all confused about why Kate was seated third. Lol. Yes, I’m an a$$hole.

      • Surly Gale says:

        oooo, I never thought of that…but I’ll be an a$$hole right there with you!! That would have been so funny and cool!

    • PrincessK says:

      Yes, but people say Harry is gentle, kind and forgiving, the opposite of his brother who has been described as being snooty, and a bit sly.

    • MsIam says:

      @ Anonymous, maybe Harry believes the smear campaign came from Carole (with an assist from Will)? And maybe Kate can’t control her mother just like Meghan can’t control Daddy Dearest? It seems like if Harry thought Kate was directly behind it he would have to be an Oscar winning actor to play nice with someone who trashes his wife like that in the media. Who knows?

      • lawyergal says:

        But Meghan doesn’t associate with Thomas Markle. Carole couldn’t possibly be more involved in Kate’s life. Big difference.

    • MA says:

      I think that we can’t read much into how royals behave in public, either positively or negatively. They are, after all, actors. It’s not just Meghan.

  22. ChiaMom says:

    Did you see the Sussex post today? Is that Wills next to Rose and hubby?! I’m dying over here wondering

  23. Case says:

    I like these two together. They’ve always seemed quite close and friendly with each other. I hope his rift with William isn’t getting in the way of their friendship.

  24. Tallia says:

    Is there any truth to the rumor that Meghan Markle was the one to leak the rumors about Prince William’s alleged affair? I read that she was not at recent events because they have frozen her out because the leak was traced back to her. Or is this a typical smear campaign being waged by the Cambridges?

    • Cloudysky says:

      Nobody knows for certain how the affair rumor started. It’s all rumor, innuendo and speculation at this point.

      • Gia Mia says:

        Exactly.
        The most clever route is usually to wait and see.
        The second most clever route is to ask who profited from these leaked rumours.

        It will come out in the end because the turnip toffs as well as any other exclusive (= discriminatory) upper class group likes to keep their business to themselves. So whoever leaked it might get kicked out of that group.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I think it would be very funny if the Turnip Toffs decided they were finished with the Cambridge’s. LOL!

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Tallia

      Yes, the rumours are true. Meghan leaked the affair. What people don’t know is that she also pointed a gun at Williams back, forcing him to sleep with Rose (and a dozen other undisclosed women).

      She’s also behind his loss of hair and the fact that he has a reputation for being grand and lazy as f@ck. She started planting stories of his laziness whilst dating the chef, because she knew even at that time that she would marry into this malicious family and started getting her attacks in early.

      Hope that helps! :)

    • Xo says:

      She went to Lainey when she felt dissed by Middleton. That’s kind of unprecedented, given the value placed on “discretion” in these circles.

      I’m sure she’s a suspect, either way.

      • Tina says:

        Information got to Lainey precisely once, very early on (almost certainly via Jessica Mulroney). Meghan has clearly learned her lesson, as Lainey hasn’t had anything else exclusive since. Leaking gossip like this is not at all Meghan’s style.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think the affair rumor started the way most rumors start. It was being discussed, discussed, discussed, and someone just discussed it in front of the wrong person (someone not as invested as keeping the story within the TT set), and then that person told someone else and we finally got just the bare bones of the “rural rival” thing.

      I just cant believe it was from Meghan. We have seen how she uses the press, and its not like that.

      Plus, the theory about Meghan leaking it – it stems from the idea that she leaked it in retaliation for all the negative stories about her – so……the cambridges were behind those stories? That’s really the only way the theory of MM leaking it makes sense, and even then its a really big stretch IMO.

    • MissyS. says:

      I wish all the concern trolls would stop spreading lies that started on Tumblr. You know Meghan didn’t leak any rumors. She is about to give birth, why would she be at any event? It is ridiculous and malicious to blame everything on Meghan.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        LOL right? These posters know damn well what they’re doing by posting this garbage and playing innocent. “I’m not a troll”, “I was just wondering if it was true”…please 🙄

      • olive says:

        @BeachDreams EXACTLY! if it is innocent, it’s time for these people to start doing some research into where they read this rumor and thinking critically BEFORE coming here talking about “I read that…”

    • PrincessK says:

      One version is that the person who maybe accidentally let the cat out of the bag is the alleged mistress herself, who does appear to be in a ‘marriage of convenience’ with her husband. It was all going on for quite a while, with lots of people aware of it, right under the duchesses nose, and she only found out about it quite recently

      • MsIam says:

        @PrincessK , or friends of the mistress leaked it. Or a mutual enemy?

      • KEEKS says:

        I thought that Waity Katey found out about the affair last year, around the time she was about to have Louis. Which might explain why she was so emotional during Charlotte’s dress fitting. Somebody threw in that Meghan made her cry, maybe as a way to hide the cheating? Are there pictures of Kate with Rose after last year? Somebody said Rose and her husband were at Meghan and Harry’s wedding. Could you imagine? Are there pictures of Carol and Pippa leading Rose behind a building? LOL. Anyways, I’m sure Meghan isn’t an angel, but I don’t suspect she spread this rumour. Rumours circulate in social circles, somebody has too much champagne and out it spills. Or it was a malicious accidentally on purpose spill and the motive will play out eventually.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @MsIam & PrincessK, I personally believe that Rose Hanbury herself leaked the story to get back at Cathy Cambridge for trying to get her “phased out” of the Turnip Toff set. Whatever the state of Cholmondeley marriage, ‘swingers’ or ‘marriage of convenience’ or something else we have not yet thought of, this rumor will do limited harm to Rose & David Rocksavage Cholmondeley. However, this rumor will do mega damage to Bill & Cathy (especially Cathy) because their whole public persona is based on having the perfect stable middle class marriage & family that Charles & Diana did not have.

        Meghan and Harry are ones working very hard to achieve the dream of stable marriage with a happy family and I am sure this is eating Bill Cambridge alive.

    • Nic919 says:

      If Meghan started the rumour then William wouldn’t have gotten his lawyers to send threatening letters about human rights. Just because there is one Lainey blind over two years ago about Kate not giving Meghan a lift to the store, is not a basis to suggest she would leak something like her brother in law’s affair with a woman that she has never met.

      Most of this push to blame Meghan tends to come from insane Kate stans who have strong MAGA links on their twitter accounts. One was even trying to say Dump wasn’t a misogynist yesterday.

    • Bluthfan says:

      No there is no truth to it. Cambridge fans are desperately flailing trying to blame it on Meghan so they don’t have to admit the Cambridge marriage is falling apart and they are both assholes.

    • MA says:

      How many posts like this are we going to see? What evidence is there for Meghan being behind this aside from tinhatters? How would an affair benefit her in any way? You think her husband would be cool with that? Think logically. We’re not seeing Meghan at events because she’s 9 months pregnant.

  25. JRenee says:

    I just find this look as something for an older lady. I wish she would ditch it completely..

    • Citresse says:

      No- it’s girly. I saw the a-line and thought yes it must be a windy day ……Kate will be extra flirty with Harry and the cameras.

  26. Agenbiter says:

    In video of them walking quickly over the cobblestones he’s setting the pace with long strides and she’s keeping right up in heels … They do look relaxed with each other. Interesting dynamic.

    • Vinot says:

      I think he feels bad for her. I’m no Kate fan but I could not imagine being married to someone who can out-narcissist both his parents.

    • PrincessK says:

      Well Kate is quite tall. Meghan finds it difficult to keep up with him, partly why she holds his arm or hand. Queen Letizia does the same, her husband is seriously tall.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yes, and he slowed down as they approached the entrance so she could greet the priest (bishop?) first, which was gentlemanly of him. He did enter the actual church ahead of her, per protocol, which we all know is all important. Lol.

      The thing i found amusing is that KP posted a picture of Harry smiling at Kate and the comments are all about how close they are, how much Harry must love her , how jealous Meghan probably is bc he doesn’t look at her that way (wtf), but when you see the video of it, it’s part of a conversation with a few other people and Kate is talking and Harry looks at her and smiles and then smiles at the person next to her etc. he’s not gazing at her longingly or whatever.

      Frankly I’m a little ticked KP posted that picture. It had to be intentional.

      • Mego says:

        PR peeps working overtime to change the narrative about them not getting along because the stories were depicting William negatively. There’s also a story iout that William and Kate were guests at Frogmore. When Meghan was accused of causing the rift not a peep was heard of course.

  27. aquarius64 says:

    Meghan and Harry don’t hang with the turnip Toffs so how would she leak it? And saying the leak came from American papers? It started in the UK. This is going to blow up.

    • MA says:

      Correct. It was started with UK stories of a rift between Kate and Rose. Then a couple British journalists/media people hinted at things on Twitter.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Yes, it started as a run-of-the-mill feud story in the Sun and DM. Few people picked up on it until Kay came out with that infamous rebuttal and (intentionally or inadvertently?) got the ball rolling.

  28. Gia Mia says:

    that is a lot of military bling on the chest of a man who barely served 5 years interrupted by holidays all the while being protected by the British police / Military police while he was stationed in the safest places far away from the action. I have seen British military who served two decades and lost a limb or more and they didn’t get any bling at all.
    It is ridiculous and it demeans those who actually do really serve in the British military.
    Toxic old white men aristocracy is alive and flourishing well despite making a mixed raced woman one of their own.

    • MA says:

      Save this energy for every single member of the BRF including the Queen, Princess Anne, William, Edward, Andrew, Kate eventually. These are ceremonial roles. Very transparent that comments like this only come up on H&M posts.

    • Vinot says:

      Hi William

    • MrsBanjo says:

      So according to you, the only valid members of the military are those who have severe injuries? You do realise there are a lot of members of the military in war zones who don’t “see action,” right? There are support staff and duties that don’t involve the front lines. But to you, unless limbs are lost, they’re worthless? You’re trying (and failing miserably) to take a swipe at Harry and instead managed to disparage hundreds of people in process. Good job.

    • Jan says:

      Two of those medals were given to ALL members of the Armed Forces who completed a minimum of 5 years of service and were in active service (and had enlisted by a certain date) for the Queen’s Gold and the Diamond Jubilee. So these British military you’re going on about should have received both of those.

      One is an Afghanistan Operational Service medal, and given that he did serve in Afghanistan, it’s not like he didn’t earn it. The cross at his neck isn’t even a military thing, it’s for the Royal Victorian Order, when he was knighted for service to the Queen. These things aren’t really that hard to look up.

  29. Vinot says:

    I do not understand the “hard to make arrangements for the kids” bit. You know they come from a long line of people who leave their children for work trips for weeks/months at a time, you know Carol runs the household, and they have at least one full-time live-in nanny. She could go, but she didn’t, because either she or William didn’t want her to go. Let’s discuss that!

    Also, she looked like hell at the reception; her unedited photos inside the event seem like she’s very stressed and unhappy. Maybe another Xanax would help!

  30. Seraphina says:

    She looks like she is beaming with Harry. I hate to say it, but I think the observations by some are true. And Hardy is quite dapper so I can understand. He looks so much at ease.

    Is it me or do her shoes not match the color of her coat dress?? The shoes look emerald green.

  31. Tamara says:

    Duchess Kate is the incorrect way to address her. Her title is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Stupid Americans.

    • Tessycat says:

      (Sniff-sniff and tut-tut. Adjusts monocle.) I say, old girl, don’t get your knickers in a twist. One doesn’t need to be rude. (Sips tea and bites crumpet.)

    • A says:

      That’s actually technically incorrect. Kate’s full, proper title is Her Royal Highness, THE Duchess of Cambridge. The style [name], Duchess of [name] is actually reserved for those women who have either gotten divorced and not yet remarried, or whose husbands have predeceased them. So if you’re out here referring to her as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, you’re either privy to some information the rest of us aren’t, or you’re just wrong, which is actually quite funny.

    • Yoyo says:

      Yet you’re on an American site.
      Notice no one is calling you stupid, that would be a compliment for you.

    • Nic919 says:

      If you include her first name in the title it means she’s divorced. Women who marry into the royal family don’t have the first name in their title in any official capacity outside of Queen consort.

    • MsIam says:

      Ooo, she mad, y’all! LOL!! (Pardon my stupid American y’all, y’all!)

    • Tina says:

      If you are British, I’ll eat a Marmite-covered fascinator.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      For Christ’s sake, @Tamara!

      We may have just as many stupid, thoughtless, ridiculous people as the Americans, but you don’t have to leave comments here that make it so bleeding obvious…..😒😣

    • Citresse says:

      Um…I’m pretty sure I heard British paparazzi loudly calling out Lady Di to Diana well after she married Charles.

    • KidV says:

      We prefer Kathy Cambridge in these here American parts.

    • Carolind says:

      Sorry but Kate is not Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She is the Duchess of Cambridge. She would only be Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge if she and William divorced.

  32. Mar says:

    Love the color blue on her. She looks amazing and I love her chemistry with Harry.
    I’m sure that the girls get on fine too.

  33. Emby says:

    She has literally dozens of people to take care of her house, travel and children.
    She doesn’t have to “arrange” anything…

    I can see why she didn’t go, but let’s not pretend it’s because planning family travel is just so stressful.

  34. A says:

    I like this dress (coat dress?) on Kate. I think she’s boring and her style is boring, but it’s really obvious that she’s pretty much chosen the one cut and colour scheme and making it her own, so whatever. In twenty, thirty years from now, people will pull up all of these pictures and gush over how she had such a “distinct” style so early on in her life as a Duchess and how it’s helped shape her over the years.

    I’m glad Harry and Kate are willing to get along, I don’t think he’s had any beef with her at all, and I sincerely don’t believe that Meghan has any beef with Kate either. Meghan strikes me very much as the type who’s all about sisterhood, who would probably hate the stereotype that women have to be catty and scheming with each other all the time. I don’t think they’d really be that close as friends, but I can definitely see Meghan at least trying to make more of an effort to be friendly.

    I don’t think Harry actually gives much of an eff about William cheating. I think what annoys him would be Williams hypocrisy when it comes to the media coverage of his cheating. I think he absolutely feels it quite deeply that William isn’t willing to go out on a limb and protect Meghan in the same way that he’s protecting himself. I think that’s a big reason why he split offices with William, and it’s because he wants a dedicated set of resources to chart his own media narrative instead of having to share those resources with William.

  35. Beetlejuice says:

    ANZAC is spelt with capital letter ALWAYS it’s considered quite offensive to our troops to use lower case.

  36. Vanessa says:

    I don’t believe the fall out between the brothers has anything to do with William possibly cheating on Kate . I think the fallout has everything to do with William fragile ego Harry finally became his own man before William eyes he can’t stand that Harry and Meghan are as popular as they are .

  37. blunt talker says:

    I just read article stating that William and Kate visited Meghan and Harry at Frogmore cottage on Easter Sunday. That was the first time they had been to the Sussexes new home. They wanted to check on Meghan to see if she was doing okay. That what the article stated. Meghan and Harry have had a lot of visitors to their new home which is described at very bright and sunny with good vibes. More guests will come after the baby arrives. I truly hope that everything is okay among the family members. These royal children need the support of all family kin.

    • MsIam says:

      I read that too. I wonder if it b.s. ? However, it does seem that the tone of the media articles about the “exile” changed abruptly with William supposedly hands off and totally supporting H&M decisions. Anyone notice any bruises on William, lol?

    • MA says:

      Too bad they couldn’t leak this show of unity during the “Difficult Duchess” and “Meghan made Kate cry” months

  38. Starryfish29 says:

    Everyone always looks happier when they aren’t with William, Kate included. He just seems like such a wet blanket.
    This is a good color on her, I don’t get the semi-circle of loops on her hat though, it would have been better if it had been a shorter band.

  39. Casey02 says:

    Hold up…Did Harry just pull Senior Royal rank on Kate??? Without William, Harry ranks higher!! I’m sure William wasn’t happy about Harry’s surprised appearances…Karma’s a B William..LOL! Of course the English Rose could’ve gone to NZ, but who wants to travel with an A-hole!

  40. JaneDoesWork says:

    Honestly, this outing just makes William look bad. There’s NO WAY we would see William on an outing with Meghan like this. I get that he’s the third in line and a future King, but this just makes him look like the problem (probably because he is since he behaves like a petulent child most of the time.) I bet Kate was relieved to get a couple days break from him.

  41. OriginalCarol says:

    Damn, like father, like son.

    Here is the lowdown of what’s going on with baldy Bill and his alleged affair with the lady. Seven years ago and still going strong until the duchess caught wind of it and here we are.

    http://www.royalfoibles.com/prince-williams-banished-mistress/

  42. Peg says:

    I think most of the people on Celebitchy are adults, dealing with ups and downs in their lives and their sanity is not going to be effected by gossip.