Duchess Kate is ‘in a panic, and has been having bouts of anxiety’ post-Sussexit?

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“Eighteen hour days, hands on mom & comforting the Queen” is one of the funniest subheads ever for the Duchess of Cambridge. I do not doubt that Kate has a lot on her plate simply by being a mom to three young children, but let’s be real: she’s not toiling away at anything for 18 hours a day. She’s also not comforting the Queen, could you even imagine? Lord. Anyway, I need to ask the long-time royal-watchers something: Kate’s pretty much behaving the same these days, right? By “the same,” I mean that she’s working more, but her vibe is pretty much what it was when Meghan was around. Kate seems confident and assured that she’s “the good/white duchess,” and she’s content knowing that the embiggening campaign is pretty much all they’ve got at this point. So are you buying that Kate is secretly a wreck in the wake of Sussexit?

Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to step back from their royal duties, Duchess Kate has been in nonstop work mode.

“Kate’s in a panic and has been having bouts of anxiety,” an insider reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “She barely has time to rest, and when she does try to sleep, her mind is constantly racing.”

With the former military pilot, 35, and the Suits alum, 38, starting their new life with 8-month-old Archie in Canada, the pressure on Kate, also 38, and her husband, Prince William, to fulfill their royal responsibilities has doubled. Kate — who’s mom to Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and 20-month-old Prince Louis — sometimes works 18 hours a day. “She’s already stretched pretty thin,” says the insider, “and now she’s really worried about how she’ll juggle the extra workload on top of her family life.”

As for the Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship with Meghan? The two women haven’t spoken since Harry and Meghan’s shocking decision, and now the insider says the rift between them has become much worse. “They couldn’t be further apart,” says the insider.

[From Us Weekly]

LOL, I’m sorry but no. “She’s already stretched pretty thin.” Is she though? She half-assed her way to launching a sad struggle survey and she’s been doing touchy-feely photo-ops with kids. And that’s it. Now, that being said, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Kate has struggled with anxiety in general, but I just don’t believe that it’s something Sussex-specific.

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  1. Leigh says:

    This is just meant to further the narrative that Meghan is bullying Kate. Poor Kate actually has to do her job because of the selfish actions of of evil Meghan….

    • Nelly says:

      *Plays smallest violin* for Kate

      • Emma says:

        Agreed. The point if the article is…Look what Meghan did to Kate. Therefore don’t expect anything from Kate because of Meghan. It’s becoming to much.

    • Mtec says:

      I agree, and also think stories like this are to set up for when Kate gets too lazy to keep up these photo-ops and becomes “work-shy” again.

      Also interesting to note when H& M expressed how their mental health was affected they were faced with people (and their own family!) calling them weak and fragile, and that they should just take the pressure and stress cause that’s they’re job, and cause of duty, and the crown, and taxpayers blah blah blah… but now it’s Kate having mental health issues and looking for sympathy and an excuse to work less, and the conversation surrounding it is a lot different.

      • Yes. And William saying yesterday at a sports event that no one should be ashamed to discuss their mental health. Unless your Harry of course who is weak and fragile and such a burden that William just can’t put his arms around him anymore. These two!

      • A says:

        @JA, you shouldn’t be ashamed to discuss your mental health, unless doing so is personally inconvenient to William and the RF, at which point you can expect that any discussion of your mental health will be weaponized against you in order to discredit you, because for all of their talk, the RF still believes that “ppl be cray” when they dare stand up against their abuse.

    • Abena Asantewaa says:

      This is just sbsolutely farcical! Is Kate taking over Meghan’s patronages? What extra work? This whole bias is really embarassing. If I were Kate, I would feel embarassed that her name is being used to bash Meghan. Surely, this apparent hatred for The Sussexes cannot continue to go on! Dear W&K, you wear The Crown, put in the hours to show you deserve it. Omid had to call out The Sun, for the continuing smearing of The Sussexes. I am so glad Harry made the decision with his wife to sling their hooks and off to Canada!

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Meghan is the perfect excuse. Kate won’t work . . . not because she’s lazy, but because she is too busy sustaining the monarchy from within. Kate is exhausted . . . not because she is under-nourished from an eating disorder, but because of the extra work Meghan has caused. Kate is constantly on edge and stressed out . . . not because her husband doesn’t love her and is cheating on her, but because of what Meghan has done. Kate cannot have baby #4 . . . not because they already have too many kids and William doesn’t want any more, but because of what Meghan has done.

      The racists will nod in agreement, of course! It’s all Meghan’s fault.

      • Right. Two weeks ago, Kate specifically said William did not want a fourth child. Now the spin is, Kate can’t have one because Meghan is so selfish.

      • Tessa says:

        I remember when Harry said publicly he and Meghan want two children. The social media and comments on DM went wild that Harry and Meghan did not like Louis because he was the Third Child and they commented they were only having two because they wanted to trash William and Kate. Ridiculous.

      • ravynrobyn says:

        @ Mrs K-BRAVO 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
        That is all.

      • carmen says:

        Solid gold, Mrs, K!!!

      • Mustang Sally says:

        Karma’s a bitch: Kate & William got exactly what they wanted (to get rid of M&H) – and they just figured out they DON’T want all of the responsibility & public eye on them. They had it a lot easier when they could deflect onto M&H.

        And – Great points all, Mrs. K.!

        The other narrative they can also spin is: If Kate screws something up, puts a foot wrong, makes a faux pas, etc. – it would be the fault of the strain she is under (read that: Meghan departing) and simply did not have the brainspace to think about her actions. Great way to give Kate a pass on anything.

        I think the issue is also that they are spinning these bullsh*t stories so that attention is deflected AWAY from Kate (by blaming the Sussexiting) to cover up Kate’s ineptitude. If you make enough noise by villifying M&H, you can more easily give Kate a pass for the “strain” she is under – she cannot be blamed for anything; its making Kate into a victim of M&H leaving. When, let’s face it, she and Wills were the ones doing the attacking.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Important to keep Harry’s comments in context and read what he actually said, as so many people claimed he was attacking William with his comments.

        “It does make it different,” Harry replied. “I think, weirdly, because of the people that I’ve met and the places that I’ve been fortunate enough to go to, I’ve always had a connection and a love for nature. I view it differently now, without question. But I’ve always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children…”

        “Not too many!” Dr. Goodall said with a laugh.

        “Two, maximum!” replied Prince Harry. “But I’ve always thought: this place is borrowed. And, surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation.”

    • Natters5 says:

      Its hard cutting those ribbons, shaking hands and overly smiling and laughing for 18 hours a day!

    • YaGotMe says:

      This is meant to sell magazines. There are no couriers hiding under the desks at these offices whispering agenda, not to these rags.

  2. Some chick says:

    She does seem pretty thin. I could say we’re all stretched (even Kate.)

    Why don’t they give William’s age? How old is William?! THE WORLD MUST KNOW!

    • runcmc says:

      Because out of the four people mentioned, he’s the one people care the least about. Must really chap his a$$ to know that.

      • Chrissy says:

        @Amy Too
        I get what you’re saying. Kate really seems completely at a loss. But then if you think that she’s only ever been reliant on someone else, it makes sense. It seems that her mother has had her whole life planned out and now she’s living Carole’s royal fantasy life. She’s never even had a real job where she would have to be self-reliant enough to establish a career and support herself. She’s never even had to find somewhere to live as she went from her parent’s house to a flat her parents bought for her and Pippa so they could live in London and spend their lives looking for a rich man. Then she made herself endlessly available to Wandering Willy who treated her like a beck and call girl. She wasted her Twenties partying hard and latching herself onto a man who constantly cheated on her, and never developed as an independent adult with her own accomplishments beyond getting the Ring of Doom. Of course she’s out of her depth. She doesn’t even know who she is! When Meghan came on the scene Kate must have felt incredibly insecure and unaccomplished, seeing how well-educated, confident, goal-orientated and independently well-connected Meghan was. It must have shaken her world.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        To Chrissy – your comment “She doesn’t even know who she is” reminded me of something I thought of that could *instantly* make Kate more comfortable greeting people, and appear more engaged with them: drop the phony accent. Maybe she concentrates so hard on getting the accent right that it keeps her from being herself and connecting with people. I wonder how empty a person can be, when artificially trying to be “superior” to everyone else is more important than being yourself.

    • Nahema says:

      That article seems super sugary and clearly intended to boost Kate yet again. It continues to highlight the issues of the type of coverage Kate and Meghan get BUT I do think that there is something up with Kate. I don’t agree that she’s just as confident as ever because I don’t think she’s ever been confident in her roll or maybe life in general. Kate comes across to me as a very anxious person . Everyone talks about how fake she often seems but anxious people do often seem fake because they’re putting on such a front.

      • Amy Too says:

        I believe that Kate is the type of person who spends a lot of time worrying and dithering about stuff. I can believe that she’s anxious and overwhelmed and thinks she’s working very hard because she spends hours every day thinking/worrying about her position, her kids’ futures, her marriage, her media coverage, her look, her clothes, her family life, her upcoming engagements, her sad little struggle survey, whatever. Like the fact that she met with experts for months and months and months about her early years initiative and then came out with something that could’ve been produced by a 10 year old in one afternoon. What was she doing? She was probably getting input from a ton of different people who all had their own ideas, and then asking everyone else what they thought about each idea, while she herself had no way of deciding on her own which suggestions were good or feasible. So rather than immediately narrow things down to a few ideas, she thought about every single one. And not wanting to make the wrong choice, or be locked into something, she went with something super vague and broad. I think she has “choice paralysis” where she has so many different options for everything: what charity to work with, what expert to work with, what thing to focus on, what her project for the thing should be, what she should wear, how she should do her hair, which camera to look at, which person to be photographed hyena grinning at, and she just can’t make a decision. Which is why she seems to still rely on her mother for everything and also why she just copied other people. I think, as is usual for the royal family, that everyone is sort of left to their own devices to figure out when they want to work, what to work on, and how much, and Kate would much rather just have someone else tell her what to do. It’s when she has to make decisions on her own that she gets overwhelmed and ends up just doing nothing for fear of making the wrong choice.

      • nic919 says:

        Amy Too if Kate dithers so much then someone like Catherine Quinn would have been there to help guide her, at least with the non personal issues. So it really makes you wonder why Catherine Quinn left after two years.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Quinn left to accomplish something in the charity world. That was the stated reason.

        Kate isn’t insecure, an introvert, or overworked. She has always intended to be a non-working, figurehead royal. Doing next to nothing, getting pictures taken, and acting like she’s doing something. She continues to get the best press of her life while doing nothing, simply because she is the white duchess.

        Meanwhile, one of the first charities she signed on to years ago is failing, The Art Room. Because she has done nothing for them.

  3. LoonyTunes says:

    Bwah ha ha ha at that cover! Bytch has to work now, which she hadn’t done until now.

  4. Nina says:

    Only because everybody knows she was super mean to Meghan.
    She extra work they’are talking about is her searching for Meghan’s clothes to wear it.
    Harry and Meghan left with almost all of their patronages…

    • Mumbles says:

      Nobody knows whether she was super mean to Meghan. Even this site has posited that the beef was between the brothers.

      But the idea that this spoiled lazy dimwit is stretched thin is a joke. Her assistants have assistants, which is funny because she does so little work.

      • Guest says:

        You’re right. Nobody knows. But we can use evidence and work out how hard she and her mother worked to undermine Meghan every chance they got using their very close contacts in the media. To think she didn’t have a hand in driving out the more popular couple is naive given their connections and the articles those connections churned out. And that was, in fact, super mean.

      • Mumbles says:

        There is no conclusice evidence that the Middleton’s were the source of any story about Meghan. On this site alone, people have speculated everyone from the Yorks, Charles’ people, the Queen’s old-school courtiers. Everyone other than the Ghost of Princess Diana, and who knows, maybe the Fail has a Ouija board.

      • Nic919 says:

        While this US Weekly story is not credible, Cosmo also has something similar out there, which isn’t your run of the mill gossip rag. The source of that cosmo story would be interesting.

        As for the Middleton involvement, it’s hard to say the making Kate cry story can come from anyone but Kate or the Middletons and Carole’s interview with her snide remarks about work were just low class. Carole is not innocent here and she definitely played a role in some of the negative stories, her interview being the most obvious example.

      • Guest says:

        @Nic919 Mumbles likes to come and toss around tumblr and twitter crap usually aimed at denigrating Meghan. She’s started with a new tact lately in denigrating Kate, but it’s still the same tumblr/twitter crap.

        It is clear that camp Middleton is behind some of the smear campaign. No logical person could look at their connections and the timing of stories and not believe it.

      • Geraldine Granger says:

        I’d say there is conclusive evidence she was unkind to Meghan. That would be two years of silence and zero public support.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The Middletons two decade-long tie to the Fail, to their paid PR consultants, Kate’s tie to Tattler’s new editor, is all relevant here. The disappearance of stories about Daddy Matthews, James Middleton and the Nazi party supplies, the pro-Carole interviews. No matter what tumblr might want to say about it.

        We did get that odd story early on, about Kate refusing to give Meghan a lift home to KP when they were both out shopping. Kate has always been a mean girl, and her and Carole’s attitude towards Kate’s competition (Meghan) has been blatant in the last couple years.

  5. S808 says:

    She has been looking haggard lately but I’m sure it had more to do with Wandering Will.

    • Wasabi says:

      Yup, in panic state because of all the rose trimming and tulip planting and daisies watering. Will just loves garden work.

  6. Mac says:

    Us Weekly is really leaning in on the fan fiction.

    • Harla says:

      I know and I’m really hating it. I have a subscription but don’t even read these stories, such nonsense.

  7. HK9 says:

    Who writes this shit? Gawd….

    • carmen says:

      Someone who was brave (or stupid) enough to sign their name to the article and take credit for this garbage! At least in the Fail, some of the more ridiculous pieces are authored by the mysteriously generic “Daily Mail writer”

  8. Becks1 says:

    Oh, these headlines. No, she’s not comforting the queen. What on earth lol.

    Even over the past two weeks, when we say Kate has been “working a ton,” objectively she actually hasn’t. She’s just been working more than usual. In some ways she’s been very smart about this, she set the bar so low from the start in terms of her appearances and her schedule that when we see her two days in a row, its shocking and she appears so hard-working.

    Anyway – this is the type of article where I cant decide if its trying to make Kate look better or if its mocking her. 18 hour days? Stretched thin? Cant sleep bc of anxiety? That just makes it seem like she was weirdly dependent on Harry. If it said that she was unable to sleep bc she was so upset about H&M and how they must be feeling and she wonders if she could have done more to help – that’d be a different story entirely.

    But really, for Kate, in the past 2 weeks, what has changed for her? I imagine most of these appearances were already lined up, so they have nothing to do with Sussexit. And sure, this means more work for her going forward, but she had to know that at some point she was going to have to step up.

    • Nic919 says:

      January has normally been a month where Kate doesn’t do much, so the fact she has done six public engagements seems like she’s working more. But she didn’t do anything until last week, which was the second last week of January. And we are almost at February and it looks like she will only have six public engagements unless she does something today. The main difference is that the media did excessive PR because of the survey. The real test will be at the end of 2020 if she manages to do more than the 120 engagements she did last year, with many of them being meetings with Jason and other foundation members.

      • leigh says:

        Yes and remember that one of her engagements this week was originally part of last week’s 24-hour whirlwind tour of Britain that was cancelled due to weather. So she didn’t actually intend to step out an extra day this week.

        The BAFTAS are this Sunday so we’ll see our The Right Royal Highness again as I saw they were scheduled to attend.

      • Becks1 says:

        @nic – exactly. There’s been this flurry of activity, but when you actually look at it, she hasn’t done that much. But because she usually does barely anything in January, its like “oh look how hard a worker she is!!!” Anyone who actually follows the royals knows that’s a joke.

        The 2020 numbers will be very interesting. No pregnancies, Louis is getting older, and the older kids are in school full-time.

        (of course there is that line on the cover about how she has had to put the fourth baby on hold……)

      • Nic919 says:

        Really it was 2019 that was supposed to be Kate’s year, as touted by the numerous articles in fall 2018 promoting this, but outside of the garden, nothing much happened and her numbers of 120 weren’t even her best year on record. I really doubt that 2020 will be different. This survey will be promoted ad nauseum but it’s just as shallow and superficial as the garden. More show than substance as usual.

    • bonobochick says:

      US Weekly has posited that Kate is losing sleep & staying up late because she can’t talk to Harry and misses their closeness… it is so WTF. Like what is their angle with that? Making it seem like she has very strong feelings for her husband’s brother. Creepy.

      • Leigh says:

        I also saw that US Weekly article and found it creepy. Kate has a husband, three children, two parents, two siblings and a dog to worry about…. I doubt she’s losing a significant amount of sleep over her strained relationship with Harry. These stories are getting more and more ridiculous.

      • MJM says:

        It’s another covert way of othering , excluding and erasing Meghan. It is a pernicious form of bullying and this stuff is definitely being leaked by someone
        with a bullying agenda.

    • Exactly Becks1. Kate’s appearances haven’t been rushed on to her agenda. Even though she had to have known the Sussexes were working on stepping back, no one foresaw this super quick exit. Kate is working more right now because she and her team thought Meghan would still be in country and working hard. Kate’s schedule right now — I think — reflect that she thought she needed to be seen as working just as hard as Meghan. Unfortunately, they left but she’s still got to fulfill her commitments.

      Also, I think Kate has always kind of acted like Harry was hers. I think her relationship with Meghan has been driven by her jealousy over Harry. Has anyone else ever been in that kind of threesome? I have a friend who was the third wheel with his brother and SIL. He and his SIL were super tight: counseling each other, shared sense of humor, hanging out together. When he met and quickly married the love of his life, it all fell apart because SIL started undermining his relationship: she was too this or too that, or not enough of whatever. When my friend talks about this time in his life I hear echos of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan. None of us know what really went down between the 4 of them, but I think Meghan threw a huge wrench in the way William and Kate each needed Harry to be. I think both William and Kate felt threatened and jealous and actively began to undermine H/M from the get go and everything escalated. I don’t think Kate ever thought Harry would leave; so yes, I see her anxious and upset over this “breakup.” I’d like to think it’s her conscience speaking to her about how wrong they got it, how much Harry has been hurt. (I don’t think any of them give a tinker’s damn about Meghan). I’d like to think that she knows she has seriously damaged — by her own acts — her relationship with Harry. And yes, I think she is part of the family push of trying to guilt Harry into returning.

      • Iris's Grandaughter says:

        @JAlowcountrylady – ^^Preach and when you are done, Preach one more time the people way in the back^^

      • NA says:

        Um, JA Lowcountrylady, do I know you?!! Because you just described my relationship with my husband and his prior relationship with his bro and SIL. Spooky. But yes, same thing, super tight and cozy in a BFF platonic way, but also in a way that my hubby at the time filled in all of the emotional deficiencies in the other party’s marriage. Then he met me and BOOM, suddenly WW3 and she can’t be friends anymore, has all sorts of issues with us and our existence. So very toxic. I can totally see something similar with these royals.

  9. HMC says:

    THIS is why she gets comments like “OMG she looks old” “time for more Botox!” and “she is aging SO badly.” That cover is photoshopped to hell and back to make her look like she did when she got married. So when we see a fairly candid (or at least minimally retouched) photo in natural light it’s jarring.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      The press have always photoshopped her to hell and back – the only time they don’t is if they want to create a particular narrative around her.

    • YaGotMe says:

      I agree about the Photoshop, but that isn’t the reason she gets those comments.

    • Hope says:

      People also are harsh about a woman who is publicly aging (and harsh about a woman getting fillers etc. to hide it).

      The same way I can see when there’s a gleeful meanness directed at Meghan, on the subject of aging there is a gleeful meanness directed at Kate.

    • The Recluse says:

      Frankly, when she had her last pregnancy and had put on a few pounds, she looked so much better. She looked fresher, younger, better and not like an over stretched chord about to snap.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The press and her fans have always been the biggest guilty parties here. Kate stans were out bullying the painter of her first portrait, when the man paints photorealistic paintings. The source photo was compared to the painting, they matched. He didn’t use a photoshopped pic, but the fans were so used to making Kate look different, they didn’t like the reality. They’re the ones who have set up this situation, where the untouched photos of Kate are considered shocking, or comments about her real appearance considered negative.

  10. Va Va Kaboom says:

    The timing of this article is interesting to me. It wasn’t until the photos of Kate in the white sweater yesterday that I finally saw what so many have been saying about how much thinner she’s gotten. I don’t think she looked anxious or overwhelmed at the event itself though. There were no tell-tale signs like constantly playing with her hair or wringing her hands. But maybe everyone is picking up on something else. Or more likely this is all bs to sell papers.

    • dynastysurf says:

      I had severe anxiety for years (still do, but it’s being successfully treated now) and never showed any stereotypical outward signs like playing w/ my hair or wringing my hands. It manifests in different ways for everyone. Just because someone doesn’t look how you think anxiety should look doesn’t mean they don’t have it.

      • Va Va Kaboom says:

        I meant that those were “tells” for Kate specifically. Early in her marriage and Duchessing days you’d see her do both a lot and often with a very pained grinned. She was clearly uncomfortable and anxious. As her confidence grew that behavior became ever more infrequent.

        I don’t know if she experienced anxiety to the point of a clinical disorder though, and I’m sorry if I worded it unclearly. But there are levels of anxiety and nervousness and just because it may not be a disorder for her doesn’t diminish her personal difficulties. As someone who is also being treated for anxiety and depression I understand that everyone is different, but in this case I was comparing Kate’s behavior and tells with itself.

  11. Digital Unicorn says:

    I think there is anxiety, anxiety that she’s has to step up and work more and to prove herself capable of being a senior royal. The pressure and spotlight on all on her now and it will be interesting to see how that works out for both of them. Kate doesn’t have it in her to be the kind of senior royal that is expected of her from both the people and the family themselves. I remember when they were first married and when William was away she was doing lots of engagements but when he returned it stopped – story was that she struggled with the stress and pressure that it caused her hair to start to go grey (there were photo’s) and that William was very angry over how the RF put her in that position. No William, she put herself in the position by chasing after you for 10 years and then marrying you.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      I’ve always thought it was the other way around. Kate seemed perfectly happy to work during that time. Her smiles were still pretty genuine. It was after William returned that she started looking more anxious at engagements. Especially when he was there too. I feel like he came home and decided that was how Kate felt. Either because he knew it meant he would have to work more, he was jealous she was getting so much attention or projecting issues his mom had early on with the family onto her. Probably all of the above. I think she has suffered from learned helplessness. Her mother and William are both so controlling. If she was having anxiety, they should have helped her work more at stuff she was good at. Avoiding the things that give you anxiety usually just reinforces that you need to be anxious about whatever it is.

      • Nic919 says:

        When did Kate do all this work early in the marriage? After the “hit the ground running” comment from the engagement interview was backtracked, it was announced that the Queen was letting them slowly adjust, within weeks after the wedding. If Kate wanted to work she could have done so while William was at the RAF, but instead she spent time away from Wales mostly shopping. She didn’t even bother joining the RAF spouse group, which many expected her to do.

        Kate literally has no significant work or volunteer history prior to the marriage and at 29 her character was fully formed. Kate has consistently shown to be only interested in herself and even her current causes directly relate to her life. Her patronages that don’t exactly match her interests are rarely attended, even if they are near her home, like EACH. William isn’t that all powerful to stop her from doing more. She just doesn’t want to.

      • notasugarhere says:

        There were a few token appearances while William was deployed, that was it.

    • Eleonor says:

      Personally I think everyone in his/her right mind would suffer from anxiety marrying into that family

  12. Vanessa says:

    Poor sausage. It sounds like she’s “fragile” and maybe needs some mental health breaks.

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      :snortlaugh:

      I’d find the original article much more believable if they’d said her anxiety was due to having to actually do her job, expounding on her past performance anxiety re: public speaking. Certainly for KatieKeen, the bar she has to clear is much higher and more dangerous, knowing how vicious the tabloids can be now, coupled with the impossible demands of “Shining for Britain” but also “not outshining the POW or her own husband”.

      She can’t manage to outshine Meghan from thousands of miles away, which it’s clear the BRF want her to do. And if she does, she’s still in the doghouse, b/c outshining Meghan will have her outshining those twin dreary idiots Workshy Wanderdick and Chaz, King of the Highgrove Heritage Chickens. And one can’t have THAT, can one?

      I think this is one of those articles where its plain the tabloids haven’t decided whether to scapegoat her yet or not. Because the tabloid press is just one big neverending abuse cycle, with varying targets. Kate’s having her honeymoon period now after the Sussexit blowup. But tension will build in the press soon, and they’ll look for a weak target to attack – which always seems to be women, and always seems to be the married-ins first.

    • Oh Vanessa —- Snarky, but so funny!

  13. Delph says:

    Thanks, I had a good laugh

  14. Hope says:

    The Cambridges have a ski vacation coming up. They’ll be fine.

    What’s funny is William has been wearing different color sweaters to vary the photos of him a little. Before all the pictures of him pretty much blended together, now there’s a tiny bit more visual interest. A big change for him considering how dull his outfit choices tend to be.

    This story on Kate is also terrible because nobody believes Kate was in anyway there for Meghan and Harry. Even the tabloid fan fiction can only circle back to Kate being a self-absorbed ninny crying for herself.

  15. Elisa says:

    I totally believe she has had anxiety issues for a while and it would be great if she would / could open up about this…

    • YaGotMe says:

      I also agree with this take and maybe acknowledging that anxiety could be the first step in treating the issue of her alarming thinness.

    • TP76 says:

      Agree with both of these comments, and a few above (including those pointing our William’s hypocrisy of shaming Harry when he opened up about his struggles). Interesting how “being open about mental health challenges” doesn’t extend to her (obvious eating disorder, pretty clear anxiety etc) or William (prize d!ck). I guess to admit they struggle from mental health issues would not fit with the narrative of effortless perfection they have promoted. As someone who has also suffered with depression and anxiety over the years, I always appreciate when a public figure is open about their struggles, thus helping to end stigmas.

  16. Sofia says:

    Give me a fucking break. She does not work 18 hours a day and she has assistants and access to the best of the best in terms of resources. She’s not some struggling mother of 3 living paycheck to paycheck.

    But Poor Kate I guess. Has to leave the house 3 times a week to wave to the peasants instead of… whatever she does when she doesn’t work

  17. Heather says:

    I still believe that Kate and Meghan got on fine. No, they weren’t best friends or girls who hung out together, but I think they generally got along fine. I – like so many others – believe the issue was/is between Harry and William. And that’s why I think the move to leave royal life was largely Harry driven. I think Meghan was miserable and fed up too, but I think Harry has always wanted a more normal life and William’s treatment of H&M, along with the press and other royals and royal officials sealed the deal for him. Kip

    • leigh says:

      I too think that Meghan was fine with Kate but, honestly, it’s hard to even decipher what’s coming out of Kate’s mouth with that accent she’s adopted, so communicating with her must be a bit of a struggle. In that video of Kate walking and talking with Mary Berry I could only comprehend maybe half of what she was trying to get across. I’m sure Meghan tried with Kate, as Meghan comes off to me as someone who would be naturally gracious and patient in private conversations but in the end she must have gotten tired of smiling and nodding and asking Kate to repeat herself for what probably were very banal comments.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Kate is getting the best PR of her life while doing nothing. Negative stories about the Matthews and Middleton families have disappeared. We had the pro-Carole the hurricane interview. Stories about Rose have all disappeared. Kate has always been a mean girl, always bullied other women who got in her way (to William). Neither she nor her mummy are innocent in the mistreatment of Meghan.

  18. Originaltessa says:

    I think this story is made up, but it’s also probably true. Kate looks stressed with a capital S.

  19. Florence says:

    Poor poppet – shouldn’t have been so complicit around Meghan’s vilification, perhaps.

  20. Jen says:

    Anxiety sucks no matter who you are, and big changes can trigger it at times. I don’t but she’s working 18 hour days, but I hope if she is suffering from anxiety, she gets help for her and her kids sake.

  21. TheOriginalMia says:

    Kaiser, I could imagine Kate going in awkwardly for a hug and the Queen swatting her hands away in horror. “Good Lord! Whatever are you doing, Catherine?!” The image makes me giggle.

    So, I’m to believe Poppet is so knackered from an 18 hour day of work and kids and Gan Gan that her anxiety has peaked. Oh please! She’s not staying any longer than usual. Her kids are in school. Her youngest with his nanny. Her secretaries manage her life. If she has anxiety, it’s dealing with her 4th child who won’t be happy until he’s made his brother kneel before him.

  22. Busybody says:

    What does “working” really look like for these people? When you are among the richest people in the world (and didn’t earn it), have staff to do all tasks, and occasionally attend events where you are photographed, does being awake=working? If so, then yes, she probably “works” 18-hr days some of the time (like BAFTA day). Most 38 year old women work for pay 6-10 hours a day and then have the ol’ second shift of housework and childcare until bedtime, so don’t come at me with this shit Us Weekly.

    • carmen says:

      Working for Kate does not entail being a ft hands on mum (that’s what nannies are for), housework (staff for that) or an actual job. It means appointments – trainers, hair, cosmetic treatments & lunch with Carole and Pippa.

      See, that could fill up 18 hours.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I would guarantee that part of that eighteen hour work day is 3-4 hours dedicated just to dress, hair, and makeup alone. Which, to be fair, would be true of most anyone in front of a camera constantly, but still.

    • Amy Too says:

      IF she’s working 18 hours a day, then she is the definition of someone who “works hard but not smart.” Because she has NOTHING to show for her “18 hour days.” I’m sure the “18 hour days” was MAYBE that one day she did the “24 hour tour” to promote the survey. And even then, she didn’t work for 18 hours, she was just awake for 18 hours with 3 hours spent on getting ready and a couple of hours spent traveling between her appearances. Or it’s probably more like she had to “be available” to answer calls from her staff for 18 hours. Like maybe they called or emailed her more than usual leading up to the day she did her appearances to ask her things like “what would you like to have for lunch in between your engagements?” Or “should we pack your ear plugs and sleep mask so you can take a nap between engagements?” Or “how do you feel about us branding the survey as ‘the biggest survey of its kind’ and ‘groundbreaking’?”

  23. Izzy says:

    The only way she’s working 18-hour days is if one hour equals 10 Earth minutes.

  24. Lourd says:

    If Kate is putting in more hours is not because of the Sussexit. She hasn’t picked up any more patronages leftover from Meghan and Harry. However, the British press is probably demanding more photocall opportunities to make up for lost revenue caused by Meghan no longer being part of ROTA. But isn’t it what Kate wanted in the first place, the spotlight all to herself? She could have been welcoming to Meghan but chose not to. Kate and her sister Pippa were hostile to Meghan since before the she joined the Royal Family. Remember the ”no ring, no bring” rule designed to keep Harry from bringing Meghan to Pippa’s wedding? If Kate now has performance anxiety she has no one to blame but herself.

    • A says:

      Kate didn’t want the spotlight all to herself. She wanted all the POSITIVE attention for herself, but without having done anything to deserve it or earn it. That’s not how it works with the tabloid press, and she knows that. The tabloids want stories, the more salacious the better. They want photo-ops and attention and they want their stuff to sell, above all else. There’s only so much you can give them from your end before they go hunting for something more to spin that you haven’t authorized or approved of, because they want to break the next scandalous story and make bank. I think Kate knows that, even if William is thus far content to fob off the press by trading pictures of his children to keep them off their backs.

      • As I’ve said before: The tabloid press are a pack of blood thirsty wolves with an insatiable 24/7 voracious hunger. Someone has to feed them or be fed to them. “Gird you’re loins people”……it’s going to get ugly!

  25. Tourmaline says:

    US magazine is in In Touch and Life and Style mag territory with royal stories. Just a few months ago it was Kate was regularly taking Queen lessons with the Queen as she is ‘preparing to take the crown’. They should stick to being a PR organ of the Kardashians, Gwen Stefani, etc.

  26. Keenroyalfollowerbutnottookeen says:

    She is not having 18hours work days. Maybe 3 days like that… last week. Anxiety: sure. I’m sad for her for the anxiety part, but I’m sensing a 4th baby coming so she’ll be on vacation for a while. I’m telling you, a baby will be on the way!!! Hyperemesis gravidarum also about to be announced! She said william didnt want more, she didnt say SHE didnt want more. VACATION TIME!!!

    • KatV says:

      Have you had kids? I can assure you that a pregnancy let alone one with HG is no holiday.
      But yeah, I agree that she probably doesn’t work 18 hr days. It makes no sense.

    • notasugarhere says:

      More magical ‘HG’ that allows her to drive herself anywhere, take 10 hour flights to luxury vacations on remote islands with no hospital facilities, gain weight steadily, but which does not allow her to work.

      It is no coincidence that she is silent every year on annual HG awareness day. Compare her experience to that of say, Amy Schumer, to see what a real HG sufferer goes through.

  27. fluffybunny says:

    Too bad so sad. Should have thought about what would happen before you ran the Sussexes out of the country.

  28. RoyalBlue says:

    Why is she forced to postpone baby number 4, unless she was planning to have it with Harry. Lol. Comforting the queen? Stretched thin? Nah, The staff interns make up such shyte.

  29. purplegirl22 says:

    I think she’s probably a tish jealous. Megan and Harry are now able to live life on their own terms. Kate isn’t. Her life isn’t hers and hasn’t been for a long time.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Harry is crazy in love with his wife, that alone makes Kate jealous. She knows William settled for her and her family, but he’s never been crazy passionate about her like Harry is about Meghan.

  30. A Guest says:

    As I said yesterday, this narrative is just an excuse for when Keen disappears and end up doing absolutely nothing with the survey results.

    She’s actually pulled this ish before. Does a flurry of engagements and then nothing.

    And it will still be the Sussex’s fault.

  31. MellyMel says:

    This cover is a joke! Thanks US Weekly for the much needed laugh…it’s been a long week.

  32. Awkward symphony says:

    Another story to paint her as victim😐
    The women has had 9yrs to do something but she felt threatened by the biracial woman instead of getting ideas and maybe help from her!!
    @Kaiser I too dont notice any difference in her “work”, the silly survey is another PR ploy to disguise her lack of accomplishments in 8yrs🙄
    I predict that her and bill will be getting even less coverage and fall short on their engagement tally this year. I mean if the press is this obsessed with the Sussexs whilst they’re away, just imagine how crazy it’ll be once they’re back to work. Alot of people will be fuming once more than three engagement is overshadowed by GLOBAL coverage of Harry and Meghan

  33. Giddy says:

    This is just so totally believable, right? After long duty-filled days, sweet Kate packs up her favorite nightie, and heads to the palace to comfort TQ. Then they drink wine, eat chocolates and salty things, give each other manicures, and watch chick flicks. It’s just too cute.

  34. Catherine says:

    Kate was very close to Harry, naturally she’s missing him. It was always assumed Harry would be there to support William the way Princess Anne supports both the Queen and PC. There are hundreds of patronages, and some that need more attention than others. I’m sure this is a hurtful, stressful time for all parties involved.

    • A Guest says:

      One must always be careful what one wishes for, one just might get it…

      Alternately

      Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make proud…

      And finally,

      Just when you think karma is a bitch, she has puppies.

    • Guest says:

      Then they shouldn’t have driven them off the continent – I imagine they believed that Harry would have dumped his wife and were taken aback when he left with her. I’m sure the past three years has been hurtful and stressful for the Sussexes especially. Any bit of public support from these family members might have made a difference. Instead they relentless attacked them and sold them out. They should drown in their self-created stress.

      • Lady D says:

        I feel the same way. Let the Cambridges burn. It will be a big bonfire though, Chuck, Camilla and the queen belong on it too. We’ll let Andrew be the candle.
        OT: The candle reminds of a question designed to make you think around corners, you walk into a room and in that room is a candle, a filled kerosene lamp, and a fire ready to be lit in a fireplace. You have one match, which do you light first?

      • Guest says:

        @Lady D

        The match? I’ll be ridiculously proud of myself if that’s the answer!

      • Lady D says:

        Be proud Guest, and sorry, I meant to add the answer to the original post. Yes, it’s the match.

    • Becks1 says:

      It would have been nice if William and Kate had supported Harry.

      • notasugarhere says:

        And Meghan. And if the ongoing leaks and stories they are sending out didn’t emphasize how the royals would welcome back Harry, but ignore Meghan and Archie.

    • A says:

      Support is mutual. It’s unreasonable to expect that Harry lend his support to his brother and his family who don’t want to respond in kind.

  35. grumpyterrier says:

    Goodness.

  36. Rapunzel says:

    Tin foil(ish) tiara theories:

    1. William is a dude who gets described as being ” incandescent with rage” when he doesn’t get his way. Kate may very well miss Harry dearly because he served as a buffer between Will’s anger management issues and her. Harry leaving may have also triggered Will’s wrath towards her ( possible if she and Carole were part of the smear campaign that led to Sussexit).

    2. I suspect Kate may have increased anxiety because Sussexit set a dangerous precedent. Workshy Will might decide on his own Sussexit for them. And Kate wants that crown. It’s why she puts up with him. Or Wandering Will might decide to copy his bro and reach for his own happiness, controversy be damned. That could lead to full time rose gardening. That would cause Kate some real anxiety.

    • kerwood says:

      @Rapunzel, I think you make a very good point.

      William has picked on Harry for their entire life together. Now Harry’s gone. Bullies don’t stop bullying because the person they bully goes away. They just find another target.

      Articles like this must make William ‘incandescent with rage’. Harry is HIS brother but there haven’t been any stories about how Normal Bill is handling the Sussexodus. It’s all about how Keen Katie is holding up. We know Normal Bill is a petty, jealous person. And Keen Katie’s position is completely dependent on HIM. His father will become king as a divorced man.

      Charles got rid of Diana and she was BELOVED by the people. Keen Katie isn’t loved. At best she’s LIKED. Her current popularity was because she was ‘the White one’. Meghan isn’t around for comparison any more. Read comments about Keen Katie and the best her most ardent fans can come up with is how nice her hair is and how much she likes children. I’m sure Normal Bill is going to tire of the ‘St. Keen Katie’ bullshit. Dealing with an asshole like Normal Bill will be MUCH more stressful than working 18 hours a day.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      i agree with your 2nd point especially – I think at some point William will put himself and his own happiness before the crown and his own family. I have always thought he will never be King and I don’t think he’d walk away and leave his children in the line of succession. It will cause a massive crisis with the crown going to Edward as there is NO WAY Andrew and his family will be considered. Anne might take it but who would it go to after her?

      • lanne says:

        The crown isn’t something for a volunteer to “take.” If William renounced the throne (I can’t imagine he ever would. What else would he do? He has no accomplishments, and it is the one constant in his entire life), then George would become Prince of Wales after Charles, and a regency would have to be formed. Harry would be the likely Regent, as he remains in the line of succession and he’s the next adult in line. But if Harry were to formally renounce his title, then the regent would be Andrew. That’s the way it is. There’s no way in hell that William would step aside and have his own son raised by Harry and Meghan. Or worse, Andrew. That’s what stepping aside for William would amount to. William would likely have to leave the country and leave George behind, unless he renounced the crown on behalf of all of his minor children. Then, the crown would go to Harry. But renouncing the crown on behalf of minor children is probably illegal. That was the controversy when Czar Nicholas of Russia abdicated not only for himself, but for his son Alexei. Alexi had hemophilia, and Nicholas abdicated on his behalf b/c the boy would have to be separated from his family and raised in Russia as czar, under a regency by Nicholas’s idiot younger brother Michael (and his wife Natalia, whom everyone hated b/c she was a commoner. Michael married her in secret). By 1917, everyone wanted Nicholas gone, so allowing him to abdicate on his son’s behalf (so their close knit family could stay together, and Alexi was unlikely to live to adulthood anyway) happened without much pushback. If not for WWI, the other grand dukes might have fought for Alexei to remain in line of succession.
        My point is, William would NEVER abdicate b/c that would create a monarchal crisis even bigger than Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. It would be the end of the monarchy, period, likely.

      • Lady D says:

        Won’t it go to Harry?

      • A says:

        @Lady D, no, it wouldn’t go to Harry. As of right now, William cannot abdicate his succession rights. There are no means for him to do that. The only thing he can do is inherit the crown, and once he is legally king, abdicate then. If George is of age at this point, then it will pass on to George. If he is still a minor, he might be removed from the line of succession as well, but I honestly doubt if that would happen if he is no longer a child. If he is in his teens, its quite likely that they might just set up a regency. But there is zero precedent for this sort of thing, so it’s hard to tell what would happen exactly.

        However, two things are clear–1) You cannot abdicate your succession rights if you are in line. You can only abdicate after you have become monarch. 2) You cannot skip people who are in line for the succession. Period. The chances of either Andrew or Edward actually becoming King are incredibly slim. Even if William chose to walk from it all, the fact remains the he has 3 perfectly eligible children whose succession rights would have to be considered. They take precedence over everyone else. Being monarch isn’t like the line for Space Mountain at Disney.

      • notasugarhere says:

        William can remove himself and his children from the line as along as those kids are under the age of 18. He won’t do it. He doesn’t want to be king, but he doesn’t want anyone else to be either. And he wants the money, all the glorious private cash that is inherited by the eldest. Once he has his hands on the money and estates (Balmoral, sandringham), Willam will have no problem ending the monarchy.

      • A says:

        @nota, no he cannot. This is an incredibly popular myth, but the truth is that anyone who is in LINE to be monarch cannot remove themselves from the line of succession. They can be declared ineligible for various reasons, but they cannot remove themselves, and the Queen cannot remove them either. Any alterations to the line of succession can only be accomplished through an act of parliament, as we saw when they removed the provisions to allow for equal primogeniture a few years ago.

        The only thing William can do is abdicate, and abdication can only happen after he actually becomes monarch. What that means for his children is a whole other question, depending on their age, etc. But as of right now, these are the only circumstances under which William can avoid being king. Everything else is fanfiction.

  37. L4frimaire says:

    I don’t feel remotely sorry for anyone in the Royal family, especially her and William. They just can’t shut up and stop whining about this. Who cares, the Super Bowl is more important than poor Kate, future queen consort, wearer of all the jewels. This and the other US story on Meghan are just so stupid and such bad writing.

    • Abena Asantewaa says:

      If William in the unlikely event that he abdicates, because George is a minor, it would go to Harry, as King Regent, till George is of age. Edward VIII,, denounced it for his decendance that is why it went to his brother; George, the queen’s father. However, I think Harry will pass, then it will go to Andrew,if not Edward, or Anne, the law of succession extends to females since the birth of Charlotte. Harry is still 6th in line. Not even the queen can take that from him.

  38. Marie says:

    I don’t feel sorry for Kate at all. It’s obvious she never liked Meghan. She never liked any of Harry’s girlfriends. She is part of the problem and she has to deal with the consequences. Good luck to her.

  39. Awkward symphony says:

    The only anxiety she may be feeling is about having no scapegoats close by to paint her in a good light!! The women had a very easy time with no “competition” to expose her laziness🙄

  40. kerwood says:

    I’m not surprised Keen Katie’s stressed. She didn’t sign up for THIS!

    Kate’s worked harder in the last few weeks than she has since she said ‘I DO’. She hasn’t worked this hard since back in the day, when she was trying to wait out Normal Bill.

    Imagine her life now. Not only is she stuck with Normal Bill but she has to WORK too. She going from event to event, associating with more Black and Brown people than she has in her entire life. She’s being forced to re-wear clothes!!!!! Her mother and father seem to have decided that Pippa’s their favourite and they’re off holidaying with her, with their do-nothing son in tow.

    I’m sure the campaign to get rid of the Black one must have been fun and exciting but that’s over now. All she has are evening in front of the telly with Normal Bill. This is a case of ‘be careful what you wish for or you might just get it’. Keen Katie didn’t realize that Meghan was the best thing that ever happened to her. Kate became the ‘English rose who never put a foot wrong’ and she didn’t have to do a damn thing. But now the people who put her on that pedestal expect her to DELIVER.

    If I were Keen Katie, I’d be nervous. The royal family used Diana’s emotional and mental issues against her quite successfully. There could come a time when Normal Bill will want to trade Keen Katie in for a newer model. That Diana cosplay she’s so fond of could turn around and bite her in the butt.

    • Tessa says:

      Diana’s emotional and “mental” issues were leaked to the press by Charles friends beginning in the mid eighties. Diana went to see a doctor to get help with her Bulimia Nervosa. Then after she died, Charles’ pals added ailments that Diana “had” based on their own diagnoses. Junor “diagnosed” Diana with BPD to try to justify what C and C did. It seems now that the Sussexes are now getting labeled “unstable” by the media and it’s deja vu now. Diana fighting back was the issue that the royals had against her they wanted to play nice with the mistress and put up and shut up. It had nothing to do with “mental illness” it was using spin against her which still exists to this very day. I think Kate and William are now spun as “emotionally healthy” and “perfect” but this will backfire because nobody but nobody can live up to those expectations and it will all fall apart when the media starts criticizing the Cambridges again and they will.

    • notasugarhere says:

      She hasn’t worked harder. As written above, six engagements in two/three weeks. Gosh, get the smelling salts.

  41. Chasmosaur says:

    Eh, I never thought she didn’t like Meghan. I mean, I don’t know if they were besties, but I never thought she actually hated her. And it was clear she always got along with Harry, so she must be missing him at least a little bit.

    In fact, once Harry & Meghan’s engagement was announced, I thought she looked so much more relaxed. She had someone else to split the press focus. So, yes, I can actually see her hating the fact that the press focus is not going to be split anymore. If she has anxiety – and after years of the press hitting her pretty hard, despite recent “embiggening” that would hardly be surprising – I can see this triggering it.

    • Tessa says:

      If the Meghan made Kate cry story is true, I would wonder if Kate was trying to make trouble and running to the Queen or William that Meghan was “mean” to her. Which does not make Kate look good. Or if it is not true, Kate has a voice and is able to type, she could have denied the rumors firmly. She didn’t.

      • Babz says:

        See, that’s what it all circles back to. Regardless of how many of these stories are or are not true, it always ends up at one place – not one time did any of them open their mouths and either deny a story, or defend Meghan and/or Harry – or Archie – from any attack or slander. They left them hanging time and time again, inflicting hurt and insult, until their lives in the royal family became untenable. These stories in Us and other gossip rags are fluff for the unsuspecting public, the public that only skims the surface of this gossip, and believe it because it’s printed. What it covers up though, is some nasty, hateful, scheming truths about this family, that, when proved, will erode the monarchy. I believe it’s already happening, and before all is said and done, most of that family is going to be exposed for what they are – so entrenched in duty and tradition, that they are forgetting how to be human. I used to be a huge admirer of them, but no longer, and I am thrilled beyond words that the Sussexes have escaped. Let the family do their “work” and pose for pictures, and wave from balconies and carriages. The Sussexes will get on with the business of making meaningful changes for the people that need them.

    • A says:

      I think it could be because of that, but also (and I’m just speculating here) perhaps its the exact details of what she feels the press will focus on now that Harry and Meghan have gone off to do their own thing. And it’s not just the Rose Hanbury stuff, but beyond that.

    • Mika says:

      Lainey had a pretty great Blind Item about her and Kate when Megan was just dating Harry (and remember — Lainey is colleagues and buddies with Ben Mulroney, who is married to Jessica Brown Mulroney, who is Megan’s GURL, so… she’d know). Apparently when Megan visited Buckingham Palace for the first time, she was walking to the store in the rain when Kate pulled up and said hello and Megan told her she was going to the store. After a nice conversation, Kate sped off in her car, and Megan trudged to the store in the rain only to see Kate there, shopping too. So… Kate’s nice enough to say hello. But not nice enough to offer her a ride to the exact same place she’ s going on a rainey day.

      • lanne says:

        to be fair though, if Kate and Meghan had been seen in the car together, it would have set off a flurry of news stories. The event happened before the engagement announcement. Maybe they had been told it wasn’t wise or even correct to appear together until after the engagement announcement. I side eye a lot of what Kate does, and I think she could have been more supportive to Meghan, even with Jealous Will as a spouse. She has power (as mother of his children) that she could exercise if she ever chose to. But I don’t fault her for not giving Meghan a ride

      • nic919 says:

        Yes I recall that blind too. Kate didn’t pull that stuff on Chelsy or Cressida. Kate did not think that Meghan was a serious relationship for Harry and so she wasn’t going to put herself out in any kind of friendly way. And she certainly didn’t stop the Kate cry story from going public or her mother making snide remarks about Meghan in that interview. Kate hides behind an image of being passive but she’s not innocent.

      • Lurker says:

        I’m not defending Kate but if she struggles with anxiety in social settings or around new people, you don’t think about simple things like asking where the other person is going or offering a ride.

        If Kate was just being snooty that’s another issue entirely.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate has always been ‘snooty’, wanting to be the top brick in the chimney just like her grandmother. Meghan was seen as competition from day one, not only from the bizarre forced Three Musketeers fake PR stunts. But also because Kate liked having the attention from both Windsor brothers, liked showing up at events flanked by the two of them and being the female centre of attention. If Harry had married an insecure English Rose, Kate would have pushed her around for decades.

  42. Appalachian says:

    I think she would be absolutely nuts if she had to be a regular mom with three kids and no help. 😐 Crystals and oils….ya know?

  43. Ohpioneer says:

    Nanny? ✅
    Full household staff? ✅
    3 day @work week”?✅
    I should be that over worked. ( insert eye roll)

    • Moneypenny says:

      Right?? I sit here on my quick lunch break from my life as a lawyer–before the weekend, which us parents know can be even more work than the work week. If I can manage to do that, raise 2 young girls, serve on community boards, etc. all while having a raging anxiety disorder (and I’m not even special in the amount I do–pretty much normal mom), I’m not giving Kate a cookie for showing up somewhere with a blowout.

  44. Coco says:

    What’s that Madeleine Albright quote? “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

    • Andrea says:

      Love this comment!

    • Emilee says:

      Yaassss!!!

    • L4frimaire says:

      I think of this comment every time I see Kate and the other women in the Royal family. No one was expecting a sisterhood but a little support wasn’t even doable. You can wipe your feet on all those doormats and they’ll gladly take it.

    • A says:

      The worst part of it all is…Kate didn’t even need to be “rah rah women’s solidarity!” to show support for Meghan. All she had to do was just be nice. You see someone suffering, you reach out and you lend them a hand. You see someone being a bully to someone else, and you speak up about it. She was a placid little bystanding doormat to all of these shenanigans. That’s the part that angers me, tbh.

  45. A says:

    Yeah, I 100% believe that Kate is anxious in general, and that that anxiety has had an effect on her sleep schedule. Home girl is not getting enough rest. I’m much younger than her and I start dying inside when I don’t get at least a couple of hours of sleep a night. I cannot imagine being in her position and not being able to sleep.

    Whatever her anxieties are, I think we’ll find out in the upcoming months. This seems pretty similar to all the, “Kate and Meghan are on the outs!” stories from last year, which just proved to be a cover for the fact that Will and Harry had had a falling out. She’s not happy, and it’s not the Sussexes, it’s something else.

    • Mika says:

      William’s penchant for trimming the rosebush, perhaps?

      • A says:

        I said this elsewhere, but I don’t think that’s the only thing Kate’s worried the press will pry into. I think there’s other stuff going on that she doesn’t want getting out there, like the exact details of William and Harry’s falling out, what William said to Harry about Meghan, the rumoured shady business with their royal trust. There was something about how William or KP did something that was particularly egregious but unrelated to William’s personal relationship with Harry, but nonetheless was another factor in Harry choosing to leave. I think she’s privy to a lot of unsavoury details about a lot of things, and any one of them has the potential to explode into a full blown scandal. William and KP has managed to keep the press on lock down, largely by threatening them, and also by tacitly approving their hit job on the Sussexes. He’s also chosen to placate them by offering more photo ops, especially of their kids, when he previously said he’d never do something like that. But Kate knows as well as anyone that the tabloid press is not loyal. The increased focus on them means it won’t be long before someone goes digging into something and there won’t be any way for William or KP or anyone to threaten the press into shutting up.

      • Amy Too says:

        A, I think that Kate’s family are major leakers and Kate is very worried about the public finding that out. I think, at this point, after almost 20 years of media manipulation and stage managing Will and Kate’s relationship, Carole Middleton is feeling extremely powerful and she has insinuated herself so deeply into life at KP, that she probably doesn’t even have to use Kate as her source anymore. She’s probably pretty close with their staff. I think Carole Middleton wanted Meghan torn down or cast out because she saw that Meghan was redefining what being a young Duchess is all about. And she saw that Kate was coming out looking dull, boring, lazy, stupid, and inept by comparison. And Carole Middleton works very hard, often harder than she really needs to, to make sure that Kate looks good and will get the crown in the end. And Kate has always been the type to “go along to get along,” to let other people do things for her and guide her. So she just let her mom do her thing. I don’t think Kate is directing it, and I can even see her not wanting to know any of the details about what her mom and William are doing, but she’s also not stopping it at all.

        But if it’s found out that the Middletons are leaking left and right, and their connection with the family is Kate, then people will want Kate gone. All of the stories about how Kate was a scheming social climber and how Carole reeled William in by being his replacement mommy, all the stories about how the Middletons are too involved with will and Kate’s family, how they see the kids more often than the royal family, how they’re molding William and George into the type of Kings they want them to be, will resurface. The media loves a story about women using their wily charms to manipulate a man into doing things that aren’t in his best interest. (See everything about evil Meghan and fragile, blameless Harry.) If the media and the RF can blame William’s surliness, work-shy ways, obsession with being “normal,” bad relationship with Charles, bad relationship with his brother, and stupid leaking staff on Kate and her family, then they can do a whole “redemption” storyline about bringing William back into the fold and saving him from the clutches of these middle class social climbers. Plus they’d get to pick a new wife for William, hopefully someone much more interesting.

        I think that’s what Kate’s worried about. Notice how she seems to be distancing herself a little bit from the Midds. They didn’t go on the Middleton beach vacation and the Middletons weren’t around for Christmas. I don’t know if that’s Kate trying to keep her mom away to save herself, or if it’s Carole who’s decided she needs to appear to be stepping back, but it’s interesting.

      • A says:

        @Amy Too, I definitely think that Kate knows about the leaking and the gossiping. And she’s absolutely worried about the increased media focus on that now that the Sussexes are gone and their suit against the Mail progresses. She doesn’t want people digging into what was going on with KP’s leakers. There are likely things relating to Rose Hanbury and that story that she doesn’t want getting out there either. For as long as Meghan was present, she was the focus for the tabloids, and no one was paying much attention to the sources or WHO was doing the leaking. Now that she’s gone, people are gonna ask questions, and as time goes by, things are gonna come out more and more.

        I fully believe you on Carole Middleton being close to the KP staff. It’s already a small world for their milieu.

  46. Jaded says:

    Kate knows that this whole Sussexit thing has shone a pretty harsh light on her and William. I think she’s always been a bit in awe of Meghan – she is so much more than Kate will ever be and Kate knows it. However William isn’t in awe of anyone but himself and being one of the major players in H&M’s abrupt departure to Canada, he must have been unbearable to be around. We all know what a petulant little prick he can be and Kate is likely having to tip-toe around his temper tantrums, while still dealing with the shame of the Rose Hanbury debacle. No small wonder she looks like a walking bone-rack. No, it’s not due to working 18 hour days and soothing the Queen, it’s due to marrying into that godawful family and inhaling too much of their toxicity.

  47. Seraphina says:

    How about she prove she can work in public without flashing everyone and then we will believe she is a pillar for the Toxic British Royal Family.

  48. Cerys says:

    I’m sure Kate is anxious. However it will be anxiety caused by the thought of having to do more work. There has been a sudden burst of engagements post-Sussexit but I wonder how she will sustain it for. I see a holiday looming on the horizon.

  49. Jumpingthesnark says:

    This story about hardworking Cathy is a nonstarter. But if I were her I would be worried about other things. I think she got into this whole total thing thinking she Would get to re-create some upper middle class pipe dream with her own family, except with way more money and privilege and bling. Now she sees what her toxic in-laws are all about, even while participating in the leaky-leaks around the Sussexes. If I were her I’d be worried about when and how the BRF is going the throw her kids under the bus. Because you know that will happen. And what can she do to stop it?

  50. Frida_K says:

    I guess I’m just mean, but the truth is that I literally laughed out loud when I read, and I quote:

    “She’s already stretched pretty thin,” says the insider, “and now she’s really worried about how she’ll juggle the extra workload on top of her family life.”

    It’s like she’s an assistant manager at a department store who has had an employee quit at the last second and now, underpaid and overworked already, she’s frantic at the thought of what she’ll now have to do in order to keep her job.

    Which, let’s face it, has nothing to do with reality on the ground for Katie Keen and Rosebush Will.

  51. khaveman says:

    She and William have all the money in the world to have all the staff she wants help her in EVERY aspect of her life as a mother of three. No sympathy here.

    • jodieg says:

      All the money in the world is not a vaccination against mental health issues such as depression, anxiety.

      • jodieg says:

        Sorry don’t know what happened with this post ^

        All the money in the world is not a vaccination against mental health issues. And if the rumours of the Rose affair are true, as people here want to believe, perhaps Kate has reasons to be anxious and depressed.

        And remember all the comments about Harry following his mother’s coffin but we don’t hear about William following the coffin so much, or Diana putting her marriage problems on William’s shoulders when he was young.

    • notasugarhere says:

      She knew the man she married. He cheated with her, he cheated on her. She knew that was the deal. The veneer of ‘love match’ their fans clung too, it didn’t hold up.

      Their business arrangement was in a harsh spotlight when compared to the passionate love match of Harry and Meghan. Add to that Meghan showing up ready and able to work from the start. Everything we were promised Kate would be and never was.

  52. jodieg says:

    Wonder if there is a possibility of Post natal depression?

    • Real Housewife says:

      It would definitely be a much better opportunity to both hijack H&M’s focus on their mental health and start a much more meaningful conversation than that flimsy joke of a survey, if she is in fact suffering from post-partum depression. I would even be able to illicit some sympathy for the poor sausage.

      • jodieg says:

        “A much better opportunity to hijack ” is rather a funny way of putting the possibility of PND. But then I did know two people who committed suicide when suffering from it.

      • Lady D says:

        She was 19 and she wasn’t to be left alone with her child for a minute. Approximately 36 hours later she was left alone for one minute. It took two days to find them, she had stabbed herself and her baby in the heart. It was 30 years ago and it still makes me cry.

  53. Dee says:

    If she’s in a panic, it’s because she heard the theme for the BAFTAs is sustainable and she’s already ordered a new gown.

  54. Moneypenny says:

    Will no one think about her having to miss her tennis lessons?? How her forehand will suffer!

  55. boobra says:

    probably just woke up and realized ERRMAAAHGAWDDD I GOTTA WORK😱 For realziz!

  56. Ina says:

    Poor snowflake has to work and break a nail.

  57. Lurker says:

    I have a cousin that is on staff at Birkhall as a servant for The Duchess of Cornwall. She never shuts up about working for the royal family and I don’t care for her. Her tea is that it’s known that Kate has had post-partum mental health issues since George’s birth and the media agreed to keep it under wraps. Last time I spoke to her (before Archie was born) she said those issues became worse after Louis was born. This only came out because she and I got into an argument about royals and my republican/pro Scottish independence stance.

    • Sofia says:

      Really? What else has she said? Either about Kate or the royals in general

      • Lurker says:

        Philip has dementia (not sure I believe that, I think he’s just old). William is doing everything in his power to see his father disinherited and hates Charles to his core for divorcing his mother. Charles is closer to Camilla’s (known as Milli to those closest to her) kids than his own. Charles is still racked with guilt over Diana and still has nightmares about seeing her body in Paris. He didn’t love her but feels responsible. Camilla is very kind and thoughtful towards her staff and doesn’t make them curtsey unless Charles is around. Camilla doesn’t want to be a queen or princess and would prefer to remain Duchess of Cornwall so her son Tom will inherit Cornwall. Nothing on Lilibet.

    • TP76 says:

      I have the same information on good authority. Also that she is in (private, out-patient) treatment for an ED

    • Marie says:

      @Lurker Wow, I really feel for Kate. That has to be tough.

      Did she say anything about Harry and his relationship with Charles? I was always curious on their relationship. I have heard mixed things.

    • Sofia says:

      How can Tom inherit the Duchy of Cornwall? It can only be inherited by the eldest son of the monarch. That won’t be Tom

      Edit: So did the Rose affair happen? Or was it some gossip that got out of hand

      • Lurker says:

        Traditionally, it goes to the eldest but our friend Camilla fears William will squander and destroy what she’s done with Cornwall (she’s the brains behind it, not Charles). She wants his first act as King to give Cornwall to Tom.

        Affair with Rose happened/is happening. She’s effectively his royal mistress and Kate can either live with this fact or leave.

        I’m chatting with my sister and getting all the details I can. She’s the one who’s friendly with my cousin and they talk about this kind of stuff.

      • Sofia says:

        @Lurker: thank you for that cup of tea! If you do find out more let us know!

        Now I’m wondering if Rose is the only one or if she’s “head mistress” like Camilla was

      • Doobie says:

        @ Sofia – Quite
        Tea? I don’t think so.

      • Lurker says:

        Slides another cup of tea after a chat with my sister.

        Apparently the royal feud between brothers started because William wanted Harry to remain a bachelor and was angry he got married. Apparently, William feels everyone on this planet is here to serve him and he felt having Harry as the eternal bachelor and doting uncle was better. He’s also mad because Harry married a woman their father liked and approved of. Harry and Charles have had an up and down relationship. Harry is very close with the Spencers (especially Charles and Jane) who HATE Charles.

        Also, William has inherited his mother’s temper and nothing else. He runs on the pure hatred of Charles. He apparently has a vendetta against Charles and Camilla (who has been told to steer clear and never approach William on her own). They will play nice for the public and the Queen but there is only animosity between Charles, Camilla, and William.

        Harry is an easygoing chap except when tabloids are involved. He gets along with everyone but hates “the firm.” He preferred being in the Army and resents William for asking him to leave and that is where the crux of the feud lies I’m told. Harry began to realize William only wanted him around so the media would leave Kate and him alone.

        Apparently, Charles is not as mad as you think over Sussexit and it’s not as severe as we think. He sounds firm in the media but apparently behind the scenes both Camilla and Charles are proud of him for standing up and stepping back and they will do whatever they can to support him. Charles wants to bring him back during his reign and will see to it the media behaves this time. Sussexit is more of a tempir

      • betsyh says:

        Thanks Lurker! Very interesting information. (Ignore the skeptics.) I’m here for the tea.

    • L84Tea says:

      Wow…now THAT is some spilled tea…

    • carmen says:

      The media agreed to keep it under wraps…. While I agree a sensitive issue such as this should not be fodder for the tabloids & she should have her privacy, I have to wonder if Meghan would be afforded the same respect and courtesy..

    • Paigeishere says:

      I’m sorry but I don’t believe a word of what Lurker said, and I find it deeply suspicious that a brand new poster who just happens to have heard the same info just happened to post confirming it a mere nine minutes later.

      Lurker claims to be British or Scottish, yet uses American spelling and terminology, and has a lack of even a basic grasp of how our monarchy works. Kate having PND, maybe. Charles feeling guilt, sure why not. The rest is pure fantasy.

      “Cornwall” is a NON-HEREDITARY COURTESY TITLE which Camilla chose to use because she feared bad press if she went by her actual legal title Princess of Wales. Duke and Duchess of Cornwall literally means “First in Line and Wife.” The only legal way Tom Parker-Bowles could ever become the Anything of Cornwall is if William divorced Kate, came out as gay (or bi I guess) and married his own step-brother! You may as well say she wants Tom PB to be the next Prince of Wales, for it is the exact same thing. And “Cornwall” is just a title – they don’t actually OWN Cornwall!!

      So getting such basic facts so wrong casts the whole post under suspicion.

      The whole thing about William trying to “disinherit” (???) his dad – I assume Lurker doesn’t understand British royal/legal terminology, and s/he means William is trying to skip Charles in succession. Talk to any Brit or anyone with the slightest understanding of succession, such a thing is simply not possible, and by all accounts William is not at all ‘keen’ to assume the throne any earlier than he has to.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I’m an American and even l know that Tom could never inherit the Duke of Cornwall title in a million years and there’s no way on God’s green earth that Will can ever disinherit his father. Not even the Queen could do that and you can’t play leapfrog with the succession. Sounds like that tea is spiked.

      • YaGotMe says:

        You mean a post with insider knowledge basically validating all of the echo chamber talking points might be false?

      • Doobie says:

        Or a post making up stories with no insider knowledge at all? Why on earth would William want Harry to remain a bachelor

      • Feeshalori says:

        And William is in no position to “disinherit” Charles. Maybe the OP meant displace him, but that can’t happen because the succession is not a popularity contest.

      • betsyh says:

        Paigeishere: I recognize the name Lurker, so I don’t think this person is new to Celebitchy.

      • A says:

        I wanna give @Lurker the benefit of the doubt, because I would LOVE for the majority of it to be true. And tbf, aside from the Cornwall stuff, the rest of it sounds perfectly plausible to me regarding the tensions within the family. I definitely think William has a lot of anger and resentment towards the rest of the RF and Charles especially. And I believe that he’s polite to Camilla but they’re not close and she doesn’t really go out of her way to talk to him either. I dunno if he’d really try and get Charles disinherited since that’s not possible, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he is trying to undermine Charles in his own way in some fashion.

        As for the Tom Parker-Bowles stuff, again, I don’t want to give credence to what’s written here, since that couldn’t possibly be true. But, it takes an enormous amount of people to make the Duchy of Cornwall function. Tom Parker-Bowles is a food writer and critic, and a lot of the Duchy’s business is from organic farming and food related businesses. I would not be surprised if Camilla was kind of angling for Charles to appoint Tom to some type of role within the trust or something like that as a means to keep their vision for the whole operation going when William inherits it. Granted, this is an extremely generous reading of what’s written here, but y’know.

        @Lurker, I just wanna say, you’re really good at this. I dunno if you’re full of BS or writing fanfic or what, but you’re good at mixing up extremely plausible bits of information with totally whack information and sending everyone into a tizzy in the process. That’s what gossip is all about, that’s what makes it FUN, lol!!

        ETA: wrt the Duchy of Cornwall, while I’m sure Charles is heavily involved with it, he’s not the one running the day to day operations. And William likely won’t be either. They have people on staff to do that, so it seems likely that Tom PB could get hired to see to those types of things too.

      • morrigan01 says:

        I admit, I can *almost* believe that William wanted Harry to remain a bachelor bit . . except it reminds me a bit too much of a plot-point from the play King Charles III. In that play, at the end, William pretty much makes Harry give up the girl he was in love with and was going to leave the Royal Family for, named Jessica, and be loyal to him (William). So either Lurker has seen that play too, or the author of that play – Mike Bartlett – really was prophetic.

        Because that play was well informed, more than RRs and many Monarchist apparently, about Harry’s very real desire to leave the Royal Family, long before Meghan became a factor. Harry’s choice at the end of that play isn’t seen as anything triumphant btw, but pretty tragic for Harry who pretty much has to resign himself to being “a singleton, amusing, mostly clownish and unthreatening” for the rest of his days. And which, unironically, are what the RRs clearly wanted him to remain in real life as well.

        As I’ve said, Harry keeps ripping up the script these people wrote for him since he was born.

      • anon says:

        Wait. A. Minute.

        @lurker: You have a COUSIN on staff at Birkhall and you’re here blabbing? Right. Like they’re not gonna figure out who that is in a hot second, lol. Your cuz might be unemployed by tomorrow.

        That said, calm down @Paigeishere. It’s a *cousin* apparently, so American? Maybe. Also: You can dispense with the all-caps. We can read.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I agree paigeishere. Lurker’s post reads like a whole lot of trolling, but we’ve seen a lot of that around here lately.

  58. lanne says:

    I wonder if she sees the writing on the wall re: Charlotte and Louis. If she’s a thoughtful person, then she should be terrified. She’s getting a glimpse of what her kids’ lives will be like 10-15 years into the future. If she’s as passive as she seems, willfully blind and and a total nonentity, then she’s probably thing “it’s different with me, we’ll be different from the rest of them.” I’ve said before that she should probably keep them close, keep them isolated, keep their world as small as possible so that know nothing other than royal life. But is that even possible anymore in the internet age? Are people going to demand more of her and of those kids, especially as Harry and Meghan begin their new lives? Can she live up to the “perfect Princess” role she’s been cast in? Will she groom Charlotte to be another version of herself, or will Carole do it?

    Enjoy the spotlight you earned, Kate. It’s yours now.

  59. Anne says:

    Oh my God, she probably feels overwhelmed at times, and she does have three children so she probably is anxious and doesn’t sleep that much, and life with Wills is not easy I am sure, but I am pretty sure she hasn’t worked an 18-hour week in her life, not a day.
    People like to talk about how she is a busy mom but seem to forget that she didn’t do basically anything since graduation up to George’s birth so around 10 years which is just awesome, you know, very admirable, a great role model for young girls. I can’t roll my eyes hard enough.

  60. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Wow. So normal Bill also throwing Kate under the bus with his reactionary stance on getting to have mistresses (which probably isn’t helping her mental health— I mean, can you imagine going and saying to your partner “ I’m depressed” and them saying “Ok, I get to have all the sidepieces I want and you can do nothing about it, unless you want to leave”? William/BRF seem to have the toxic idea that “taking care” of Kate is making sure rumors about these things and Botox/wiglets are contained and the press isn’t publishing about it, plus throwing Megan under the bus rumor wise of course. Not that william would actually, you know, make big changes in his life, behaviors or worldview for the benefit of his wife’s mental health and overall family wellbeing. What an asshole! I wonder if this didn’t add to the Sussexes decision to leave. Maybe they saw what Kate was going through, and William/BRF’s effed up way of dealing with it and were like “nope, not doing that”.

    • Babz says:

      Back when Charles and Diana were separating and divorcing, there were stories about Charles saying that he refused to be the only Prince of Wales in history that hadn’t had a mistress. I saw it in several stories, but have no idea if it’s true. Given how petulant and self-absorbed he was then, and how uncaring he and Camilla were about Diana’s feelings, I could believe it. Whether or not he hates his father, I can see William having that same attitude.

  61. Florence says:

    As we say in the UK, it couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

  62. Doobie says:

    Sorry but some of the tea poured above it so far off.

    When Charles took over the Duchy, long before Camilla was on the scene, it was barely making any money. With Charles and the board he put in place it is now making an extremly handsome profit. Nothing to do with Cam.

    The Duchy of Cornwall is entailed to the heir to the throne, and nobody can do anything about that. The idea that Cam would think it could go to her totally unroyal son is hilarious.

    And members of the royal staff aren’t likely to keep their jobs if they go round gossiping

  63. yinyang says:

    Can I just say, billie elish (on top right of that cover page) how much I love her, she won 5 grammy’s put out hit after hit and it’s so refreshing to see such a pretty girl with naturally thin but healthy body weight, she doesn’t seem to be going the way of other pop stars like taylor swift and Kate middleton by losing excessive amounts of weight as soom as reaching fame. Much better healthier happier role model for young girls.

  64. aquarius64 says:

    Kate is not only anxious about the increase of work but the no increase of the brood. William said no more kids ( and I bet he gets a vasectomy behind Kate’s back). She also knows William dumping her will not cost him the crown. He can go gardening all he wants and if Kate balks the BRF will turn on her and the Middletons.

  65. Well-Wisher says:

    Considering the source , I am willing to give the Duchess of Cambridge the benefit of the doubt. She will not discuss feeling the way as portrayed by the article.

  66. blunt talker says:

    The one story I read and I think is true-when Meghan was engaged to Harry and was visiting him she needed to go to the grocery store and asked Kate to give her a ride to the store. I do not what Kate said but she declined to take her for some kind of excuse. Then Kate later went to the same grocery store Meghan had asked her to take her. You know Meghan knew then that she and Kate will not be best pals.

  67. Tpoe says:

    I doubt she puts in 18 hours of real work in a week.

  68. aquarius64 says:

    Whoever thought putting this story out about Kate did her no favors. As I said in another post the story makes her look unable to step up when the heat is on. Missing Harry makes her look like she secretly desires him. (Now THAT would be one heck of a royal scandal.) The bad blood could be Meghan got wind of this and she was not having it. Tin foil tiara – William puts out this story on Kate and Harry and William gets rid of two problems: a wife he doesn’t love anymore but doesn’t need because Kate gave me an heir and two spares and a brother who is so popular Bill is afraid it would start a movement to place Harry on the throne. Watch the meltdown of a QUEEN CONSORT Meghan.

    • notasugarhere says:

      That has been the Kate stan fan fiction for years. That Kate is in love with Harry, that Harry is secretly in love with Kate. It is a sad obsession that even her fans recognize her BIL treats her better in public than her husband.

  69. anon says:

    All this horseshit is subtext code for: The Black Duchess quit her job and now the poor, poor White Duchess (who clearly has no help *at. all.*) is super busy because “work,” and dressing up in bespoke duds and stuff.

    Well. I don’t know what to say. Maybe White Duchess should have quit WhatsApping with Dan Wootton and actually tried to make friends with her children’s auntie, who just had a new baby herself (who also worked throughout her entire pregnancy, but who’s counting)? Maybe she and Dull Bill could have tried harder to mask their schadenfreude during peak Let’s Trash Meghan open season with the British tabs? Maybe (gasp!) she could just say no and spend some time trying to re-establish a relationship with her in-laws?

    I don’t know. So many different layers to this made up story. She has help and staff that the rest of us don’t have. So. Not buying it.