The Cambridges stepped out to launch a ‘yacht racing’ event for charity

Cambridge Kings Cup Regatta

I’m a bit punch-drunk from all of the Met Gala campiness, so I’m trying to convince myself to NOT say something about how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are so keen to be seen this week. I won’t say it. I’m sure it’s just an innocent quirk of scheduling that Kate basically took a month off and is now scheduling a slew of appearances. William and Kate stepped out in Greenwich today to launch the King’s Cup Regatta. Kate’s trousers are LK Bennett and I love that she’s experimenting with a different silhouette and she’s wearing more trousers lately. Note the buttons and the fact that she’s theme-dressing – the duchess loves some nautical cosplay.

As for the King’s Cup… I honestly didn’t understand what this event was really about, and I tried to follow this Reuters piece and I still don’t entirely get it?

Kate is an experienced sailor who beat her husband, who is second in line to the throne, last time they went head-to-head on America’s Cup yachts in Auckland, New Zealand in 2014. Now the royal couple will each skipper one of eight yachts competing for The King’s Cup, a trophy first presented by William’s great, great grandfather King George V in 1920. Each boat will represent one of eight charities backed by the British royals in the Land Rover sponsored regatta on August 9 in Cowes on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England.

William and Kate, who have both championed the physical and mental benefits of sport and outdoors activities, will launch The King’s Cup at the historic Cutty Sark tea clipper at London’s Greenwich, Kensington Palace said. Child Bereavement UK, Centerpoint, the London Air Ambulance Charity 30th Anniversary Campaign, Tusk, Action on Addiction, Place2Be, the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families, and The Royal Foundation will all be represented.

“Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event, bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whist also raising support and funds for the causes that The Duke and Duchess support,” it added.

[From Reuters]

So… today’s event was just the announcement event, the hype event if you will. They’ll actually race each other in August, each one skippering a yacht, and somehow the event will raise money for charity? Um…okay. But “yacht racing” is definitely not on-brand for their Normal Middle Class Bill and Cathy image, right?

Also: William and Kate did speak to reporters at the event and they said nice things about Baby Boy Sussex:

Cambridge Kings Cup Regatta

Cambridge Kings Cup Regatta

Cambridge Kings Cup Regatta

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  1. AprilMay says:

    Oh god I think those pants are hideous! They’re not the least bit flattering on her.
    And this whole Kings cup thing. So normal and middle class of them isn’t it?! 🙄
    Funny how there’s no articles on how Charles is worried about being overshadowed today though isn’t it? Almost like it had nothing to do with him….

    • R says:

      well you might want to check out more magazines because he has articles out. But you know ignore facts to keep a narrative going.

      Also I don’t get why people think an event that they are at has anything to do with wanting attention especially when Kate especially seemed really excited.

      • Mac says:

        Baby Sussex was a week late so if they wanted to step on Harry and Meghan this even would have happened sooner.

      • Chrissy says:

        Aren’t these events planned well in advance? The baby was late. I think saying that they are out today for attention is a big reach also. Damned if they do damned if they don’t I guess. They seemed genuinely happy about the new baby

      • rose says:

        I would think these events are planned well in advance. Babies have their own timetables. I love the outfit. I also love that Kate is embracing wearing pants more often now.

      • Clara says:

        I just want to say that her accent sounds more “posh” than his! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

      • notasugarhere says:

        That’s because her accent is completely fake. No one else in her family has that mishmash.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Shoes are ALL wrong for this outfit. It would’ve looked a lot better with a pair of platform sneakers (NOT the comical kind, but the smaller ones that are in the stores now, @ 1 1/2″ in.). I’ve worn mine with cropped, wide legged trousers, with slim jeans, maxis, and it looks great!

    • Guest says:

      we will see if they ever do anything with it or if it will go the way of everything else. A Regatta? Sounds about white….oops meant right 😈

    • KidV says:

      I love the outfit. Shoes are great, red clutch is perfect. I even love the buttons.

      And at the risk of getting banned from CB, even her wedges of doom (navy suede) would have looked good with this outfit. (I’m a wedges fan)

    • notasugarhere says:

      There are already two yacht races named The King’s Cup.

      Funny how when Charles established his main charity, he named it The Prince’s Trust. Not “King’s” whatever, because he was not yet king. He named it for his title, Prince (of Wales) Trust.

      Rather than name it for his current title, William is going straight for “King’s Cup”. Which brother is it who doesn’t understand “his place” again?

      • Person3514 says:

        Nota, was it not called the Kings cup when it was first given out in 1920 like the article says?

      • BeanieBean says:

        Yeah, I’m confused about that as well.

      • sp says:

        This isn’t Will and Kate’s “main charity” and the excerpt clearly explains the origin of the name. It’s an event to support and benefit charities so no reason to knock it.

      • whatever1 says:

        The trophy is called the Kings Cup so the event was named after the historic trophy. I didn’t think that would be so hard to understand but apparently, it is for some people!. It would be odd if the event was called the Prince’s Cup and they handed out the Kings Cup so the name is fine imo.

        Also, like @sp has pointed out this isn’t William’s main charity. It isn’t even a charity at all. It’s an event to raise awareness and money for 8 charities that already exist.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Grabbing a name from a defunct event, now claiming it as their own when he is not yet king? Yep, again, it is reaching and inappropriate of them.

      • Wigletwatcher says:

        Haven’t they done this before?
        Years ago Kate sat on 1 yacht and William on another. Kate’s yacht crew won and William was sour about it. There was that whitewash to the narrative to only show gentle teasing between the couple and a shut down of William appearing to be angry at a scolded and upset looking Kate. That’s pretty much what I remember for details.

        Anyway, these 2 will always turn up for a yacht event they can count as work… even when it’s cancelled *wink*

      • notasugarhere says:

        This is her third or fourth yachting related “charity”. Oh how normal.

    • Bamaborn says:

      Oh, I was sitting here thinking I was being unfair looking at those pants. Glad someone else came out with it. Nothing against Kate, but she’s starting to look unwell and washed out.

    • emerson says:

      Speechless (not in a good way).

      • notasugarhere says:

        She’s dressed like Gene Kelly in Invitation to the Dance. That is not a good thing.

  2. Kittycat says:

    I love the outfit.

    • Annika says:

      Me too!
      It could be improved with a few tweaks but I get what she was going for here & she looks nice.

    • Julianne says:

      I love it too. She looks great. What’s wrong with theme dressing? Have a bit of fun ffs.

    • Bella Bella says:

      I’m always up for the Breton stripes! (Thank you, Fug Girls!) And I think her pants look great. Soooo much better than jeggings (ugh).

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      I love her outfit, too.

    • Some chick says:

      ITA – this is a great look for her.

      She looks classy, appropriate, and the red clutch is a nice pop. The sailor pants are adorable. That’s not an easy cut to wear.

      Much as I love the style and fashions, these expensive, elite charity events are really kinda tacky. But I suppose there’s got to be some way to get the rich to help out others.

    • minx says:

      I love it too.

  3. Catherine says:

    Awww. That was really sweet. I hope this brings them closer and back on the same page 💖💖💖🙏🏼

  4. Emby says:

    I technically like the outfit. or its parts anyway.
    But it’s so on-theme that I actually lol’d when I opened the story and saw it.

  5. Caty says:

    LOVE Kate’s outfit.

  6. FredsMother says:

    Lol. Kate and her theme dressing. Missing the captain’s hat from the Love Boat though… Thing is the theme dressing and cosplay may go down well on the history pages.

    At least she’s not wearing jeggings. Go Kate!

  7. Abby says:

    I like the video. I like that he said he was being made an uncle for the second time. I was confused for a second, but Pippa has a child too! That was nice. Could not understand a word Kate said other than “excited” but she seemed warm and happy with the media.

    • PrincessK says:

      Kate was putting on her fake posh accent again. I doubt if she knows her real accent anymore. I also think she has had very extensive dental treatment which has given her an unfortunate whistle when she speaks.

    • Bella Bella says:

      I’ve never heard Kate talk before until today. It’s SO WEIRD. I think she doesn’t breathe enough to give her words full volume. It’s like everything stops at her teeth. When she smiles, the words disappear altogether. A very baffling vocal manner, that’s for sure.

  8. Jerusha says:

    I love the look. Very 1940s, one of my favorite fashion eras.

    • Tiffany says:

      Which tells me that Kate’s pants should have been worn with a flat shoe.

      Heels, which she likes, the inseam should have been longer.

      • Jerusha says:

        I would have worn a lowish wedge espadrille, but that’s me.

      • vava says:

        Jerusha, that’s what I was about to say – espadrilles!! Since the pants are cropped, I’d have paired them with an ankle tie version espadrille. I think I would have changed out those white buttons to navy like the ones you posted in your image, too.

  9. Tiffany says:

    Kate wearing a proper pair of pants, I will take any day of the week.

  10. one of the Marys says:

    My God these pictures are not flattering to Catherine, she looks manic, her posture is terrible and the first thing that came to mind was “Popeye the sailor man”
    p.s. that wasn’t me in the other thread, yikes, not me at all

    • Ader says:

      That top pic where she’s pointing and gritting her teeth and the children look terrified? Yikes!

    • Chimney says:

      That second picture of her looks like she’s doing a full-body screech! I don’t know how someone so lovely could photograph bizarrely so often. She looks adorable in the video.

    • Bamaborn says:

      Amazing how people can look at a picture and see different things. Agree with you, she looks under weight, malnourished and unwell. William, on the other hand, looks as if he hasn’t missed a beat or a meal. Lol!

      • Some chick says:

        There is an old pic of W&K – it comes up in the links to older stories here. He is wearing a baseball cap and I swear it looked like Pete Davidson, and now I can’t unsee!

        Which is kind of a bummer as I have a bit of a soft spot for Pete. (Not that I would date him, hahaha.) He just seems like an ok guy.

        Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) I have no idea how to link to it here.

    • Chrissy says:

      Ya I love her but she needs to put on 10 pounds. Not skinny shaming….but she does not look well. And the camera adds weight! These ladies are under so much pressure to be thin and look good on public. Meghan as well.

    • Abbicci says:

      Those exagerated faces remind me so much of Fergie.

    • BorderMollie says:

      I’m thinking she recently had a round of botox. Her face looks super odd here, especially the forehead, like she’s in pain or something.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She’s grimacing but parts of her face aren’t moving. Definitely a new round of botox.

  11. M.A.F. says:

    Oh come on. She takes a month off, people complain about it. They do an event and people still complain or say they are doing it for attention? Didn’t realize that if one person gives birth then that means everyone in the family can’t do anything the following day. If they did this tomorrow, sure, side-eyed them. But today? Eh.

    I like her outfit. It’s a bit different than what she normally wears. Wish the pants were longer though.

    • Lolly says:

      Right? Apparently May is completely reserved for baby Sussex. I think she looks great and they seemed excited!

    • Kylie says:

      The Cambridges have an engagement planned for tomorrow, it was announced at least a week ago. Everyone in the family seems to be out today. Even Prince Philip joined the Queen for an engagement today.

    • sp says:

      Some posters here blame all things Harry and Meghan on the Cambridges, so nothing they do will ever be good enough, even if it raises money for charities or shines a light on an important issue. Everything they do will be called PR to distract from something or to trash someone. Every appearance will be deemed to have an ulterior motive. Talk about tinfoil hat.

      • Maria says:

        Right on!

      • M.A.F. says:

        Yeah, it’s out of hand frankly just like the treatment the press gives Meghan. At some point when will it stop?

      • Gail says:

        And no outfit is ever quite good enough.

      • Nic919 says:

        Comments made by people in a blog about William and Kate are not the same as the UK tabloid media going after Meghan non stop with its racist and sexist commentary and it’s gaslighting to pretend that it is. In addition, if we look at the Daily Mail comments about Meghan they are far worse than what’s posted about Kate and the affair comments get deleted for some reason.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Gaslighting but a new constant around here with all these new posters, Nic919.

    • Kiara says:

      If they are not seen in public, they are work- shy or lazy. When they are out in public, it’s either because they are trying to steal Harry & Meg’s thunder or copy cats in attending events. They can never win with some posters on this site.

  12. bonobochick says:

    Hmmmm at that interview.

    Or rather yikes.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Very cringeworthy.

      • bonobochick says:

        I saw Omid tweeted out what she said in the video and it’s not a good look. It’s like neither could actually welcome baby Sussex happily, instead making it about Harry or their own kids. Yikes.

    • KidV says:

      I couldn’t understand a word Kate said. She needs to enunciate better.

      I’m always surprised at how deep Harry and Will’s voices are. I rarely watch video so when I do I’m surprised all over again. They don’t look like their voices would be that deep.

      • JadedBrit says:

        @KidV And he didn’t want her to say one word more than he deemed necessary – did you note his facial expressions? The last appeared contemptuous.

      • Erinn says:

        It was a bit muffled by wind, but I was able to understand pretty much everything. And I’m not from the UK, so even with an added accent I found it okay.

        But I also don’t see a single contemptuous thing – it looked like they had been called away – like he spotted someone trying to get their attention and they wrapped it up.

    • Millenial says:

      The look Kate gives him when he says “welcome to the sleep deprivation society that is parenting” is telling me he doesn’t get up with the babies much, haha.

    • 90sgirl says:

      I could not understand Kate. Is she trying so hard to sound posh that she sounds like marble mouth?
      She seems so on edge speaking there.
      She and William are so stiff together.


  13. Tpoe says:

    Every time I see this couple all I can think is “Can someone please introduce them to a sandwich?”

  14. Digital Unicorn says:

    Like the outfit, not sure about the clutch or shoes (boots may have looked better).

    • Caty says:

      Boots would not have worked with those pants at all. Block heels were a good choice.

  15. Weaver says:

    Her hair is forever stuck in the 80’s/90s

    I’m so glad Meghan turned her on to wide trousers.

  16. Becks1 says:

    I love her theme dressing at this point. It used to annoy me, and now its just so….Kate….that it cracks me up.

    She does love a striped sweater, doesn’t she? I feel like she must own 50 of these things (okay not that many, don’t come for me Kate fans!)

    I don’t love the trousers with the heels, but I think those types of trousers are hard to style. I like the idea of the trousers though – points for something different!

    They made nice comments to the press, more points for that, bc often William tries to be charming or funny about Harry and he comes across like an ass, lol. But here he got it right.

    • Neners says:

      I totally empathize with Kate on the striped sweaters weakness. I want all of them. Every time. I find myself buying the same shirt over and over again, especially if there is navy involved. Navy and stripes.

      • SpilldatT says:


        I repeat jeans, tops in fits or patterns I’m comfortable in as well. I always gravitate towards lipstick in the same colour ranges, too. Thank God, there are no photogs in my life LOL

    • PrincessK says:

      William, knows he is skating on thin ice these days, and so quite uncharacteristically he did not make a sarcastic comment about Harry.

    • notasugarhere says:

      This is her what, eighth top like this?

  17. Guest says:

    Omg that 2nd picture from the bottom?! Yikes 😂😂😂 whoever took that picture knew what they were doing.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      The top photo is worse imo, she looks like a headmistress berating a naughty child.
      Save the chastisement for Wandering Willy, Kate!

  18. FluffyPrincess says:

    I think flat shoes would have looked better — to me for heels like this, the pants should be longer and touch the top of her foot.

    But overall, I think she looks great. And she always looks genuinely happy to be doing events that involve sports. Maybe Sir Ben Ainsley will captain her ship in August??

  19. Jay says:

    She looks great outfit wise but … did she get really thin really quickly? Is that just bc we haven’t seen her in a bit? She looks very thin :/ I don’t mean to be body shaming, I was just a bit alarmed when I saw her.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Eh it’s probably b/c we haven’t seen her in a while. To me she looks as thin as she’s been since last fall.

    • MissM says:

      I think shes lost a lot more weight. On Easter she was practically swimming in that coat that she previously wore in Australia in 2014. It was so big on her that she couldn’t even keep the collar up how it was supposed to sit. She’s not quite 2011 skinny yet but she must be close. I’m honestly worried for her. She’s always been competitive with Pippa in regards to who can be the most thin but after seeing how skeletal Rose Hanbury is, it makes me think that Kate has new competition.

  20. notasugarhere says:

    “As for the King’s Cup… I honestly didn’t understand what this event was really about”

    Harry has the Sentebale Polo Cup to raise funds AND does loads of work for Sentebale. This yachting thing for W&K? It is about them yachting while calling it charity work, without doing anything else unlike Harry. More chances for Kate to play around with her fav yachtsman Ben Ainslie too.

    • sp says:

      This event and their participation in it will help raise money for charities. It’s not a competition with Harry.

    • 90sgirl says:

      Kate does seem to have a little extra sparkle around Ben.


  21. Julianne says:

    I love her outfit. I’m glad she wore modern heels, it keeps the theme outfit from looking like a costume. I wonder if this event is the start of run ups to the American’s Cup in NZ?

  22. Scal says:

    Wasn’t today the first day of Charles’ trip to Germany? He met with merkle right?

    Didn’t the royal PR machine just throw a huge hissy fit over the weekend that there were no events scheduled on multiple days and that’s why Harry had to cancel day 1 of the Netherlands trip? But apparently this is fine. This is just fine. *eye roll*

  23. Marie says:

    I’m exhausted to see her constantly giggling and grinning, too much of a try hard.

  24. khaveman says:

    Kate always looks like she is trying too hard. Dial back those facial expressions. Eeek.

  25. BeanieBean says:

    I’m confused. How could George V first award this trophy in 1920, yet W&K are launching this event & hope it becomes an annual event? (Should have squeezed in another ‘event’ just as they had ‘support’ three times in that last sentence.)

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      I think the event is new, but the actual trophy (The King’s Cup) was originally presented to a rugby team in 1920 by George V. I assume at some point it landed back in the possession of the BRF.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Because instead of thinking up something original, they’re grabbing a defunct name and claiming it as their own. Why not name it with their titles? Would require much thought for them and the KP team.

      • Caffenatedwench says:

        As a daily reader with mostly neutral feelings towards both women (Kate’s not the devil, Meghan’s gotten a raw deal but doesn’t fart glittery rainbows), I feel like you embody all that’s unhealthy about Stan culture. You shut down any criticism, however valid, with ad hominem attacks.

      • notasugarhere says:

        You haven’t been here long, have you? This site has been rightfully critical of William and Kate for years. Long before Meghan showed up. W&K are the laziest, most useless royals in the British royal family. This yachting thing is another example of doing less than the bare minimum and only doing “fun” events.

  26. Jessica says:

    Does Kate realize that she doesn’t have to wear navy blue stripes for every yacht event she attends?

  27. Casey20 says:

    Kate, Kate, Kate….inappropriate laughing again. IDK, she’s just Vanilla. Just waiting for some type of personality. William the A-hole being well A-hole! On to what matters with Kate….her clothes. Cross between Olive Ole and Popeye! Ahoy, Mateys!

    • Lolly says:

      What is inappropriate about Kate here?

      • sp says:

        Apparently, everything. Her clothes, her weight, the way she laughs, the way she interacts with Will, the way she interacts with the public, her personality, her posture, her hair, her smile, her enunciation, her accent, her enjoyment of sailing, her mother. Really, her existence is downright inappropriate and offensive.

      • Casey20 says:

        Just, LOL…. I wanted to say Gondola Operator for the clothes.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Sadly, appearances like this are the best her fans expect of her. They’re the ones infantilising her.

  28. Nico says:

    She looks so good and happy! Yay from me’

  29. JadedBrit says:

    Her posture!!!!!

  30. Anastasia says:

    Ug, I love the pants BUT I HATE THOSE BUTTONS! And I’m not normally a button-hater.

    And could she have traded that blue and white striped top for, I don’t know, anything else? Theme dressing is so corny unless it is specifically asked for.

  31. perplexed says:

    I have no opinion on the yacht event, but Kate looked genuinely thrilled for Harry and Meghan. If there’s a feud going on, then she’s a really good actress, because her smile was beaming. Man, she must really, really like babies. I personally thought she looked quite beautiful in the face because of how happy she looked talking about a cousin for her kids. (Heck, I’ll even say William looked happy ….so whatever feud is going on must be a micro one or something. I don’t think any of them can act THAT well.).

    • bonobochick says:

      Did DoC mention baby Sussex in her remarks or did she just talk about her own kids? It’s like with Wills where he only mentions Harry in his comments, as if Harry gave birth to the baby all by himself. I thought the interview weird but it is what it is.

      • perplexed says:

        I have no kids, so I have no idea what’s considered “normal” when talking about kids. However, I did find that Kate seemed interested in what the boy’s name is going to be so I think on some level she did talk about the nameless-as-yet baby Sussex. The baby is still kind of an abstract as it hasn’t been named yet so I think her comments sounded fine. It’s not like she referred to it as a “blob” or an “it.”

        William is closer to Harry so I don’t find it strange he’d talk about Harry. And I think it makes more sense for him to talk about being a father than making some cringe-worthy comment about motherhood that people might deem offensive towards women. If he had talked about mothering, I’m pretty sure he might have accidentally stuck his foot in his mouth as most men are prone to do when talking about things they know nothing about (i.e see Matt Damon).

      • 90sgirl says:

        I couldn’t understand Kate, she sound like marbles in her mouth.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Her comments made it sound like she’s planning another baby for Spring 2020.

      • perplexed says:

        I find her accent easy to understand. There are so many different dialects in England (and in London alone), I find hers comparatively understandable.

      • notasugarhere says:

        LOL this is no dialect. Her accent is her made-up version of posh, an accent that no one in her family or the royal family shares.

  32. whatever1 says:

    This has the potential of being a really good event. It’s nice they are participating in the event rather than just watching from the sidelines and then handing out the trophy.

  33. TheOtherOne says:

    I was at the checkout line in the grocery store. I glanced up and saw a brunette woman and a tabloid headline that said: “..getting married in France.” And I thought “Kate is already married.” When I looked up again to really read it, I realized the headline was about Angelina Jolie. I realized that Kate’s body type is morphing into Angie’s body type. I am easily mistaking these two now.

    Before I get hit, I am not body shaming Kate, I am just truly concerned.

  34. JB says:

    I don’t comment much (here) but can I just point to optics? I mean, Yacht Racing? I had a neighbor growing up who got into this (as an actual guy who does stuff with ropes and sails) and the money spent on the equipment is staggering.(Imagine, if you will, flying your boat to the next race.) Whoever on their staff thought “oh yes, Yacht Racing to highlight the importance of sport” – that person? They need to move away from any sort of PR job. I also kind of hated the mini interview about Polo Baby. I was trying not to.

    • whatever1 says:

      “Yacht Racing to highlight the importance of sport”

      Erm…that’s not what they are trying to do. This Regatta is raising awareness and money for 8 of their chosen charities. They are not trying to highlight the importance of sport here. People use sport to raise awareness and money for charity all the time, especially famous people. This is just like a having charity golf tournament, charity football or tennis match except in this case they chose sailing instead.

      • notasugarhere says:

        “Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event, bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whist also raising support and funds for the causes that The Duke and Duchess support,”

        It says it right there, whatever1.

      • whatever1 says:


        Ok, I didn’t see that but I still don’t get the hate for what they are doing. It’s no different from Harry playing an elitist sport like Polo to raise money for poor people in Africa.

      • Ader says:

        Sentebale isn’t a charity for all of Africa, it’s to help vulnerable children in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi.

      • whatever1 says:


        My bad, I meant African nations, not the entire continent. But if people are going to drag the Cambridge’s for hosting/participating in a Regatta because of supposed terrible optics ( the sport is too white, too expensive etc.. ) then you’ve also got to drag Harry playing an unaffordable, white, elitist sport like Polo to raise money for raising money for his charitable endeavours in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi. Polo is synonymous with being white and elitist.

      • notasugarhere says:

        You apparently didn’t read what I wrote elsewhere on here. Yes Harry uses polo to raise funds for Sentebale, then does loads of work himself with that money. For the most part, none of those polo events count as work for Harry. W&K are using playing around with boats as “work”, while doing nothing for the charities themselves. The percentage of their “fun” vs serious events is pathetic. And typical of them.

    • JB says:

      Almost mentioned polo-ing but both boys do polo. And yes polo brings in money for a variety of charities, although it is often connected to Sentebale which I think is specific to Lesotho. I had trouble with the sport connection in the press release. And the way the charity money raising part of the press release was worded it was not that clear to me who was getting money whereas when Harry (and or Will) have played in the Sentabale matches it is *very* clear where the money goes.

      • notasugarhere says:

        A separation of the royal foundation may be coming. W&K are scrambling to find some way to shore it up, hence the yachting event. They couldn’t even get to a million in donations for their wedding eight years ago. Charles had to take 300,000 from the Prince’s Trust to get them over a million.

  35. Ref7 says:

    This was scheduled long ago and is entirely dependent on the Earth’s seasons, not the birthdays of nephews.

  36. Lowrider says:

    Kate and Will are yachting…teehee.

  37. Harryg says:

    The shoes need to be an inch lower. I love striped tops.

  38. Cerys says:

    I’m not mad about the outfit but it’s good that she is trying a different look. It’s a nice change from coat dresses and jeggings. She is starting to look painfully thin again and I hope she is alright.

  39. Moose says:

    I think the interview was quite cringe-worthy, they don’t appear to be a couple, they look uncomfortable around each other, awkward body language, whatever they “had” is gone…

    And I agree with other comments – Katie is too skinny now, bordering on unhealthy, wandering willy should be ashamed of what he’s done to her…

    • notasugarhere says:

      She cheated with him, and chose to marry him after a decade of him cheating on her. If she was fool enough to believe a cheater wasn’t going to cheat again?

  40. phlyfiremama says:

    Nothing says giving to charity like a yacht race by the ones who prey on the poor!!

  41. sp says:

    It’s ironic that the same posters who complain about Meghan being criticized for just existing turn around and do the same exact thing to Kate.

    • Nic919 says:

      Nah it’s not ironic, because what you are saying isn’t true. You attributed a whole bunch of complaints that were never actually said about Kate and tried to say everyone is saying them. More gaslighting.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Another new name on here pretending what Kate experienced is anywhere near what Meghan has gone through. No surprise.

  42. Flying Fish says:

    Could someone please translate what Kate said? I can never understand her when she speaks????

  43. Anne says:

    I think that interview was actually super sweet and I genuinely laughed when Kate said that she is not an uncle. I always thought she is actually really funny, but she is unfortunately always so dependent on William and his behavior that we get to see her real personality on very rare occasions.
    Also, I don’t know if it is just me, but every time Kate speaks William looks kind of annoyed and that always bothers me.

  44. Mego says:

    Kate’s facial expression in some of these pics are really manic and strange looking. No surprise I didn’t see these on the KP insta 😆

    • Gem says:

      Well Mego, it’s probably because KP Insta chooses flattering photos (as most people do) and this site tends to feature unflattering photos. Hmmmm.

    • KidV says:

      I love Kate’s goofy faces. All of my childhood photos are of me making goofy faces, not on purpose, it’s just the way it was. Apparently, I was a very animated child. Now that cameras are digital all goofy photos get erased or my adulthood would be the same.

  45. Lulu says:

    You’re not funny!!!….screamed Kate inside. She does a good job of humoring that rigid egghead. And he barely let her finish her sentence.. I’ve noticed anytime they’re together and its her turn to speak he monitors her so closely. Wills gives major negative energy.

    BUT, they both seem happy for Harry and Meg. Babies will always bring a temporary end to family feuds.

  46. Bee says:

    I like anything that is not a frock coat so I am here for this.

  47. Maria says:

    I used to really not like Kate for all the reasons usually enunciated in this site but I’ve softened. She looks pretty, if a bit tired. I do wish she’d put on a little more weight but that’s her choice.
    William making any comment on fatherhood is laughable. I’ll always remember him jetting off with his old flame Jecca Craig and missing George’s first vacation. So gross.

    • notasugarhere says:

      And Kate chose to spend 10 days away from their 8 month old son on a couples holiday with William.

  48. Anne says:

    Ah, Ben and Kate, it’s like an untold love story. <3
    I loved their engagements together, her smile, she was melting like a school girl.
    And it is incredibly funny to me, how after that, they haven't had any more engagements together in like two years. I like to think that they had or will have some a torrid affair in the future.

  49. Wondering why my comment yesterday wasn’t posted? because I’m not on the ‘Meghan Unicornification’ train? SO sick of all these ‘long time posters’ who think they own this site and every comment that is critical of Megan is gaslighting or racism 🙄 especially tired of @notasugarhere. Girl, you need a life. You are on every.single.W&K story with your bitter insults. Stay the eff away from the article if you don’t like them.

  50. FluffyPrincess says:

    I do too. Just google pics of Kate and Sir Ben and look at her face. She has never looked at Wills like that–ever. If he captains the boat she’s on in August, Imma have the best side eye while I sip fake champers!

  51. notasugarhere says:

    Kate’s the one with the obsession for Sir Ben.

  52. Wowsers says:

    Really? You state that like it’s a fact. What’s your basis for that gross comment?

  53. Casey20 says:

    Kate lovessss Ben…When she’s around Ben she like a school girl with a crush and Ben’s eating it up! A few years ago William attended a Kate and Ben event….it was so awkward. It was as if William wanted to put Ben in his place. Kate was on her best behavior. No inappropriate laughing or playing with her hair. Kate around Ben is fun Kate. Kate around William is……Vanilla!

  54. Lady D says:

    @Wowsers, Google any pictures of her with Ben. It’s obvious to anyone with eyes.

  55. notasugarhere says:

    Yes, she is all over Ben even when William is standing next to her.