The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge were displeased with all the BAFTA ‘jokes’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTAs last Sunday, they probably thought they’d get the same reception they always get, which is “celebrities appreciative of their presence.” I think that probably was the reception they received, except for a few pointed jokes by Rebel Wilson and Margot Robbie/Brad Pitt. The Brad Pitt jokes – about naming the trophy Harry – didn’t seem that shady, and Will & Kate were seen laughing. The Rebel Wilson part – in which she dared to mention Prince Andrew – probably didn’t go over so well. Plus, William’s big “I’m saying words about racism!” speech totally got jacked by Joaquin Phoenix’s “white people need to be front and center in dismantling these toxic, racism systems of oppression” Best Actor speech. That probably hurt William more than any of those “jokes.” But you never know. According to this one shady Fox News source, William and Kate were VERY put-out by all of the celebrities making fun of them!

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton were apparently not prepared for the shocking jokes made by Hollywood about their family. William, 37, and Middleton, 38, sat front row and appeared tense at the ceremony as stars such as Brad Pitt and Rebel Wilson poked fun at “Megxit” and Prince Andrew.

“The feedback is that many of the stars stepped out of line in front of the patron, which is the Duke of Cambridge,” U.K. media commentator Neil Sean told Fox News. “William is a huge supporter of films and spoke openly in his speech about the lack of diversity at the awards.” Sean noted the star who “offended the most” was Wilson, who had no problem poking fun at recent royal controversies. The Australian actress, who took to the stage as a presenter in the “Best Director” category, was quick to crack jokes that drew gasps from the audience.

“It is really great to be here at the Royal Andrew… uh, Royal Harry, no, at this royal palace place,” the 39-year-old quipped, referencing William’s uncle and younger brother, respectively. The camera then immediately cut to William and Middleton who looked visibly uncomfortable by the commentary.

“This was not met with the smiling faces that you saw on the final edited version of the show,” claimed Sean, saying the broadcast had been allegedly edited so that there were minimal reaction shots from the royal couple. Sean further alleged: “A mole also told me that to ensure that the royals are not embarrassed or made fun of again at such a prestigious event like this one… they will have a ‘moral clause’ inserted into their acceptance agreement ensuring that due reverence is given to the royal couple who gave their time and support to such a wonderful celebration of film and is respected.”

[From Fox News]

“…They will have a ‘moral clause’ inserted into their acceptance agreement ensuring that due reverence is given to the royal couple…” OMG. I was not aware that anyone could even DO that? I mean, William is BAFTA president, what is he going to do, make every actor sign a piece of paper swearing that they won’t make fun of royalty, or else they can’t attend the BAFTAs? What’s more likely is that William will throw a tantrum to various BAFTA people and then decide to simply not go to the BAFTAs next year. Because how dare they make mild jokes about his family! Don’t they know that poor William has been diligently working behind the scenes to smear his family? He doesn’t need to hear jokes about it!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.

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  1. GuestOne says:

    You could tell they were uncomfortable with the jokes but I call BS on this Fox ‘source’ & this alleged clause.

    • Dali says:

      Same here. Don’t believe anything fox is reporting. Was the Andrew joke uncomfortable? Of course, they are ashamed and thats ok. Who wouldn’t?

      • Lucy De Blois says:

        It’s ok not believing in those news; they can be planted, invented, made as bait…

        But I don’t know if I don’t believe in that “moral clause”.
        After reading some comments here I googled the video of their entrance. YIKES!!!!
        I never saw something so chilling like that. I would have snakes on my stomach if I was Kate.

        I like to think that was a way, from the professionals of movies and such, to say a special thanks for the treatment MM received from them.

    • Elisa says:

      Right? And since when is Fox News a reliable source? This is just BS to generate clicks, and I agree with Kaiser: they looked uncomfortable with the Wilson piece but genuinely laughed about the Pitt joke.

      • Lucy De Blois says:

        I’m very sorry but after seeing that entrance, I really think that nothing, nothing at all they did was genuine.

        On the contrary, I think it demanded from William the use of ALL his trainning on public events to cope with the night.

        For someone who has a so large ego that entrance…. Goodness!! Tell you what! It was a serious blow on the face.

        I believe with all my heart that William won’t rest the matters. It was a HUGE insult for him. That’s why that ridiculous clause is becoming more plausible by the minute.

    • Erinn says:

      Agreed. They were uncomfortable, probably because they weren’t expecting it. I’d have been uncomfortable too, at least at first (but there were some good jokes in there).

      But I suspect if anyone has their undies in a twist it’s the courtiers. They’re the ones who seem most insulted by any perceived slight by or about the royals. They’re the ones who are pushing hardest for things to stay the same. They’re so embarrassingly transparent in their need to stroke their ego by being connected to the royals that they’ll take every single comment personally. They know they’re not REALLY important, and it bothers them SO much.

      • Ennie says:

        Of the royals go, they will most probably still be filthy rich. They have loads privately, and would negotiate whatever else they can get.
        The courtiers? They need them to exist.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        Yes, It’s prob the courtiers, if the story is even true. It’s like that with “important people” in other areas, as well. Often the principal is more relaxed than their staff, who can be real nightmares and very touchy about proper procedures and due respect.

    • Enn says:

      Yeah, Fox News isn’t an actual news outlet.

    • Eva995 says:

      Exactly. Who wouldn’t be uncomfortable about being related to Andrew. I really doubt the whole clause thing is true though. First of all, that would require effort and work, all for an event that happens once a year and they often don’t turn up to

    • Mac says:

      Taking your story to Fox News means it’s fake.

    • Green Desert says:

      Agreed that Fox News is complete and utter bullshit. However, the Cambridges have shown over the years that they were more bothered by their sister-in-law than by Uncle Andy. Those of you saying/implying that the reason they felt uncomfortable is because they’re related to that POS is…generous. They’re uncomfortable because they don’t like it when people call them out for things that are true.

      • Nic919 says:

        They had no problem trotting their kids out on Christmas to provide cover for the bad press for pedo Andy. Let them feel awkward when not in a room of sycophants.

    • Lucy De Blois says:

      I really don’t know. That “moral clause” is so absurd and repugnant that I wouldn’t dismiss it as fake news because it fits William perfectly.

  2. happyoften says:

    If these people get any farther up their own a** they will turn inside out. Great googly moo.

  3. Becks1 says:

    this makes the cambridges look so bad. IF its not true, I expect KP to put out a denial ASAP (since we know KP denies stories.)

    If they cant take what were very VERY mild jokes at their expense, maybe they should be the ones to step back from royal duties. Lots of worse things could have been said at the ceremony. And the bit about “due reverence” is just crap. He may be the president of BAFTA but all he seems to do with it is attend the awards each year, he doesn’t even go to the parties at KP in the days leading up to the awards.

    this makes them look like total brats who want to be surrounded by “yes men” at all times, which may be the case.

    So like I said, if this isn’t true, I expect KP will issue a denial very shortly.

    • THeCat'sMother says:

      Rooooo Where is Ricky Gervais when you need him?? 😀

    • Agree. Nothing that was said in front of them was anywhere near the nastiness of what has been said about Meghan and Harry and Archie. Are William and Kate really this ‘fragile’?

      • Florence says:

        Hear hear.

        Given that Kate relies on mummy still and Willy is known to throw tantrums, I’d guess that yes, both of them are completely brittle.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah it will be interesting to see how KP and the Cambridges react to this – I suspect they may ignore it but then again they’ve replied to tabloid click baits on hair extensions and botox so we know what they care about.

      They did NOT look happy at all and as I said previously I don’t think they will be there again next year after being the butt of celebrity jokes. Neither of them have a sense of humour when it comes to themselves, esp William. And they both like the deference, esp from celebs.

      • Erinn says:

        ” I suspect they may ignore it but then again they’ve replied to tabloid click baits on hair extensions and botox so we know what they care about.”

        That’s kind of apples to oranges, though. They responded to those specific things because (to my recollection at least as far as the botox goes) the people promoting the product/services were using them to promote sales. They purposely attached their work to their name in order to profit, and were essentially trying to dupe the consumer to think that they were royal approved when they weren’t.

      • Becks1 says:

        No, the hair extension thing wasn’t promoting anything. She was photographed with very visible extensions and KP issued a clarification that it was a scar from a childhood accident (a scar that has never been seen since.)

        And KP also issued denials of some of the other rumors during the Great Smear Campaign (I’m going to start calling it GSC). Basically KP will deny if something makes the Cambridges look really bad, and this makes them look really bad, which is I think we may get a denial on it.

      • Nic919 says:

        William sent a threatening human rights letter about the Rose non story. At that point all it was about was rose being kicked out of the turnip toffs. This is far more specific.

    • Amy Too says:

      I think it would be better if William just didn’t attend and wasn’t the patron. It’s obvious that the film industry doesn’t now, and isn’t ever going to, “properly revere” him. It’s not some kind of extra special honor for them to see him and to have him in the front row. And trying to force it with morality clauses that prohibit actors from saying anything remotely offensive about the BRF is more likely to result in actors skipping the BAFTAs than actors suddenly deciding they love and respect William, racism lecturer and asshole in chief of the “force the only American POC, who is also an actor, and therefore one of us, out of the royal family” brigade.

      But this article, painting Kate and Will as ineffectual little babies with hurt fee-fees is interesting, especially right after the Carole Middleton Runs Everything article. Someone (whether the press directly or a real palace source) is trying their best to make Will and Kate seem small and pathetic.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Part of me thinks these articles are coming from Chuck, he has previous for being behind stories aimed at getting his point across to his son(s) esp one son in particular. There were passive aggressive stories for a while over how Chuck wasn’t being allowed to spend as time with the kids because William was being a petty controlling b!tch who was using access as a weapon to beat his father with (which is likely true).

        Likely this is all click bait.

      • Tessa says:

        He seems to be like Princess Margaret who demanded that people in the theatre stand up when she entered the Royal Box. William seems to like the same perks of people standing up for him.

      • February Pisces says:

        I think someone needs to tell kate and Carole that weak passive women don’t make history.

    • Nic919 says:

      I think it comes from a courtier. I know everyone is saying that Fox News reports lies, But it’s more shows like Fox and Friends and Hannity that spew the lies. There is a specific name attached to this story as opposed to a vague source so it’s coming from somewhere. In any case KP better issue a retraction soon because this is an awful look and it can’t be spun in a positive way, especially the morals clause.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Not just that, but to make a big issue out of “disrespecting” William when the point of William’s speech was racism, is even worse. It makes his superficial lip service to “more inclusion” seem like it means next to nothing to William, but being disrespected is a MAJOR concern! Because the true victims of BAFTA are not minorities, but those rich, white, royals, including the BAFTA’s own President! The poor babies. They’re the real victims here, people.

  4. STRIPE says:

    “ they will have a ‘moral clause’ inserted into their acceptance agreement ensuring that due reverence is given to the royal couple”

    Oof. If you have to do that you’ve already lost.

    • Susannah says:

      I kinda hope they do insert that clause but then hire someone like Ricky Gervais to host the show. I think he would have a lot of fun with that clause and give them the “reverence” they deserve!

      • Jane says:

        Did you notice that everyone was forced to stand when those two entered, but nobody applauded. Talk about awkward! It felt like “you can make us show reverence but you can not make us feel it. “

      • Doobie says:

        It has always been the case that people stand when royalty walks in but not that they applaud. In fact I can’t remember it happening.

        In the olden days 😆 you couldn’t sit down if the monarch was standing!

      • Belli says:

        Someone on twitter put up a comparison of Will and Kate’s entrance to the BAFTAs (standing, silence) with Meghan’s to the One Young World opening ceremony (loud cheers).

        Petty, but I did enjoy it!

      • Bella DuPont says:

        There was applause and cheering for them at previous events. Only not at this one.

      • Lady D says:

        I’ve seen more than a few times the couple being applauded as they descended to their seats. The article I was reading about it mentioned hastily improvised music turned too loud to disguise the lack of appreciative clapping.

      • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

        @Belli, I’ve tried searching for that. Any hashtag help? TIA

      • February Pisces says:

        I think the audience are told to ‘stand’ for them as they enter, I think them not clapping is just the audience reading the room. I don’t think the audience are told ‘you must not clap’. Some years there have been mild clapping as they sit down but it is usually very awkward as you can literally hear a pin drop. Even as they are walking the red carpet there are no screams or cheers from fans. I says one year as Kate was walking some fan quietly said ‘hi kate’ and she said hi back, so the crowds are hardly on fire.

    • Amy Too says:

      And it’s just another example of how the Cambridges see their patronages and charity visits as a way to uplift themselves and not the patronage or charity. The point of William being the president of the BAFTAs and attending the ceremony is NOT to get good PR for William and provide him with an opportunity to get his picture taken in formal wear or to get video of everyone standing in “proper reverence” to his royalness when he enters the room. The point if for him to uplift and bring attention to the BAFTAs. Their patronages do not exist solely to be good PR opportunities for the Cambridges. They get it so backwards all the time. Kate treats her charities as an opportunity for her to get photographed grinning at children while wearing coat dresses. William treats his patronages as a way to get a hit of future-future king reverence dopamine.

      • February Pisces says:

        That is exactly how they do see it. It’s just PR for them. I think a lot of their patronage’s are frustrated with them because of it. I remember reading a comment a few years ago from one woman who works for a charity, and she said kate cancelled a visit 8 times, when she turned up she didn’t hug the sick kids or anything. She wasn’t rude or anything, she just didn’t do much, but the pictures turned out great and she was smiling etc. The women’s illusion of kate was shattered (she was a stan before). Everything with them is just photo ops. There are no causes they would ever put their neck on the line for. Diana did for aids and landmines, and even Charles with climate change. They don’t seem to care about anything except themselves and it shows.

    • Lindsay says:

      “….due reverence is given to the royal couple who gave their time and support to such a wonderful celebration of film and is respected.” The rest of the quote is gold too! OMG they took like generously six hours out of their jam packed schedule to attend their favorite type of events! Everyone else in that room worked harder on the film they were being honored for (not to mention the heart, emotion, genuine passion, and seeing something all the way through) then these two will ever do!

      It is not about them. Host a William and Kate are Great Award Show if that’s what you want. Their patronage is NOT about them!

      Also, these films and the BAFTAS are doing quite well financially and visibility wise… Unlike say the Art Room. Or even British independent films.

    • Wasabi says:

      If there only were a ‘moral clause’ to not rape young women. Or not to be cool with racist abuse of a woman of color. Imagine that!

  5. Polly says:

    I wonder how much longer the BRF can keep William’s awful personality a secret? The more time that passes the harder it’s going to get because he won’t change.

    • HK9 says:

      Oh girl, that cat pranced out of the bag long ago-it’s not a secret. IMO the only person who could really check him was Diana, and her death was so long ago, so here we are.

    • carmen says:

      But it’s not a secret – it’s self-evident in everything he does.

    • Belli says:

      It’s out, but people need to be watching properly to see it. He’s managed to escape any kind of press scrutiny so far

      • Polly says:

        Yeah that’s what I meant. People who read this site won’t be surprised, and it certainly gets discussed on social media but the majority of the British public don’t have any idea what he’s like behind closed doors. The press might drop carefully worded hints but they’re probably too subtle for anyone out of the loop.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Polly – Where on Social Media as I would love to read up on Horrible Normal Bill?

    • Beach Dreams says:

      His nastiness is not widely known partially due to being the protected heir and partially because he’s simply not interesting enough to the general public. He might be “liked” by them, but really, how much attention does he actually get at the end of the day? He gets more publicity with Kate (which I’m sure irritates him) and even that isn’t enough to garner anything more than a surface glance. Well, except for things like the Great Shrug Off.

    • Hope says:

      Their fans are really Kate fans so they don’t want to acknowledge that Kate’s husband is an a**hole. They want Kate to be happy and problem-free.

      They pretend William is just an awkward dad. His nastiness is just awkward dad jokes.

      Why didn’t William speak up for Meghan and Harry? He has his own family to protect. Why did William feel entitled to a joint statement with Harry to protect William’s reputation? *crickets*

  6. OriginalLala says:

    “due reverence” ??? omfg, if this is true, one more reason that these people need to GTFO.
    They deserve nothing.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      Right, the American in me absolutely gagged at this. You don’t deserve reverence just because you happened to be born into a lucky family. Get out of here with that medieval BS

      • morrigan01 says:

        And I don’t think it’s a stretch to think American A-list actors will feel the exact same way about that “due reverence” stuff. If they bother to go to the BAFTAS next year if this really becomes a thing, watch them make fun of it with a *lot* of contempt.

        We Americans have a romantic notion about royalty (thanks mostly to Disney and Hallmark/Lifetime movies) but “reverence”? Hell the f**k no. Not just because you were born lucky.

    • Boudica says:

      The Australian in me gagged at that, too. I was delighted that it was two Aussie women who said the things that peeved the Cambridges.

      If William manages to get some sort of gag restriction imposed, I hope the actors’ response is to just not turn up. Better still, William could not turn up.

  7. heloncearth says:

    Would have believed it, up to the sentence about a “moral clause” for future events – took that BS too far there.

    All opening speeches/introductions of nominees at award shows or other ceremonies are checked and cleared before the presenters reach the stage, whether or not the royals attend. There have been plenty of close to bone comments at events like this over the years.

  8. Jay says:

    A “moral clause” sounds like Fox news bs to me, and I still think the best joke of the night was Taika Waititi’s off the cuff “taking this gold back to the colonies”.
    Maybe Wills can spin it that he was out there “saying something important” about racism and everyone was so mean to him, it’s so hard being such a sensitive guy, right? I’m sure he has so much to teach us about inclusivity.

    • Becks1 says:

      That was my favorite too and if I were W/K, that would be the joke that made me uncomfortable, because it hits a little too close to home, since its TRUE.

  9. Chrissy says:

    What has Wandering Willie ever done for BAFTA besides maybe appearing once a year in velvet slippers at the awards and maybe saying he likes movies? He has not earned an ounce of reverence (neither of them has) and as far as I know freedom of speech is a right in western democracies so they should tell to get over himself. What a joke! They’re their own worst enemy.

  10. Gingerbee says:

    If is true, then those two need to remove the giant sticks up their ass. As the saying goes, karma is a bitch, ain’t it. These two watched, while the Sussexes were maligned, but they did not come to the Sussexes defense.

  11. Lara says:

    He should insert his moral clause into rose bushes

  12. Lucy says:

    Too bad. I watched Rebel’s little speech/sketch last night and thought it was hysterical. If anything, Kate looked more annoyed than Willz.

  13. Harla says:

    Bwahahahaha! A “morals clause “ and the royals really don’t go together!

  14. Cidy says:

    Honestly this sounds like fox news BS. I believe a lot of things about KP and the Cambridges but this isnt one of them.

  15. Spikey says:

    Hahahahaha! David Kaluuya’s face says it all!!!!

    • Love that photo. Both the Cambridge’s seem to be looking at him looking at them too. Powerful emotions on all 3 faces and none of them pleasant.

    • HK9 says:

      I didn’t notice it but I went back to take a look and OMG, that’s priceless!!

    • Tiffany says:

      YES !!!!

      He is all of us.

    • Tiffany says:

      Didn’t notice at first. His first name is Daniel.

    • sparker says:

      wait a sec, Joaquin Pheonix’s face watching Daniel Kaluuya’s face watching the Cambridges while they watch someone just behind him without realizing they’re being observed – WHAAT!!!?

    • kerwood says:

      Daniel is showing that he KNOWS that the Duchess of Sussex LIVED his movie, ‘Get Out’ thanks to Normal Bill and Keen Katie. He’s showing them he knows what’s up. Keen Katie has the grace to look a bit sheepish. She prefers dealing with SMALL Black people. Normal Bill is oblivious to anything but himself,

  16. Guest says:

    Lmao. William thought Hollywood loves him? Guess that didnt go over to well. The royal family lives in their own bubble where they think the world will fall at their feet.

  17. Doobie says:

    Moral clause – never heard of it before. Sounds like someone just made it up to suit the narrative.

    Any who wouldn’t be uncomfortable at the mention of a paedo relative.

    • Erinn says:

      Morality clauses are relatively common with a lot of companies. I don’t really believe that it was requested in their case though.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Disney have them in their contracts – esp with actors. For certain companies and industries its quite common.

  18. KellyRyan says:

    Morals clause has me rolling in laughter. The firm, et all, “control the narrative.” How is that working? Apparently, not great, good or anywhere close.

  19. leigh says:

    Don’t like it? Then don’t invite Americans to your event who will chafe under any so-called British control. Let’s say they violate Will’s moral clause; what happens? A knock on the hotel door in the middle of the night and MI5 whisks the offending celebrity off to an interrogation room where agents play good cop/bad cop to get the offender to admit … what? That Wills is a joke?

    Can you imagine how touchy Wills must be to live with? “Kate, don’t tell me we are out of cheesy puffs?” RAGE.

  20. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Reverence? Fuck. That.

  21. Belli says:

    While I do think that William was pissed (there were jokes tangentially about him and his thunder was stolen both by a mention of Harry and Joaquin’s (better) diversity speech).

    I’d be surprised if they actually thought they could force anyone to give them “reverence” though, as much as they might want to and feel owed it. Plus it doesn’t play well while they’re trying to paint Harry and Meghan as the entitled bad ones and themselves as the humble saintly ones.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah I agree – when it came to royal coverage the Cambridges were NOT the focus and they would have expect that and were probably annoyed that THEIR event was overshadowed by references to Harry and Andrew. The icing on the cake was Phoenix taking his ‘woke’ thunder with a much better speech and sincere delivery.

  22. WendyWoo says:

    We knew that William DGAF about movies ever since he forced his staff to watch Twilight.

    If this is true, which it isn’t, it’s a violation of free speech and they can go fuck themselves.

    • Maria says:

      “We knew that William DGAF about movies ever since he forced his staff to watch Twilight.”

      LOL, this. Don’t get me wrong, Twilight is a guilty pleasure for me, but I remember that story about how they were going to watch Skyfall and William threw a tantrum and insisted they play Twilight.

      • Becks1 says:

        Wait, what?? when was this?

        Who would pick Twilight over Skyfall??

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        And then he didn’t even bother turning up at in the end. He changed it to a movie he had not seen before and wanted to see.

      • clomo says:

        But Bond, James Bond is English.

      • Feeshalori says:

        The forced viewing of Twilight happened several years ago at one of the Queen’s Christmas celebrations for the staff, l believe. Skyfall was scheduled to be shown but William insisted that Twilight be shown instead. To make matters worse, Prince Brat didn’t even stay to watch the movie.

      • Desdemona says:

        I actually hate James bond… All of them… So, I would choose something else, not sky fall nor twilight… So many good movies…

      • Hope says:

        @Becks1. It was in the Express. Prince William’s Christmas Bustup. The staff at Sandringham were going to have a viewing of Skyfall. William had already seen it so he asked for it to be changed to Twilight and then he and Kate didn’t turn up.

      • Travelin says:

        Oooh I found the story and it has this juicy quote in it from a staff member.

        Another royal insider added: “William has a bit of a selfish streak and it’s fair to say he is not as popular as his brother with the staff. He is a bit of a control freak and very much likes to get his way.”

        The whole article is fantastic and such a difference to the way things are now. The pigeon couple can do no wrong now.

        Apparently 100 people were planning to attend when Starfall was going to be shown. William insisted on Twilight and then didn’t even go. So only 7-8 people stayed for the movie.

  23. Jen says:

    Haven’t they skipped the BAFTAs several years anyway?

  24. carmen says:

    So the Andy jokes left you “displeased”, W&K? What about the racist vitriol Meghan faced before she escaped from the royal mad house? You are loyal and protective when it comes to child rapists – he is family after all – but you won’t take a stand against racism? I’m mainly talking to you, William. Yeah, you, the same guy who criticized BAFTA about the lack of diversity in film. This is so disgusting.

  25. Mtec says:

    Where is Andrew’s “moral clause”

  26. NewKay says:

    Who the F- do they think they are? They aren’t god? What the hell. This is pathetic. The royal family really is obsolete.

  27. MellyMel says:

    “Moral clause”….bwahahaha the irony!!

  28. Beach Dreams says:

    Eh…on the one hand, it’s Fox News so skepticism is warranted. But on the other hand, they *have* balked at anyone that doesn’t give them the deference they feel entitled to. Last year, Greg James (a BBC radio host) said that he joked about a photo of Charlotte shaking hands with her teacher on her first day of school. He said absolutely nothing about Charlotte herself; it was just about the general image of a young child shaking their teacher’s hand. Well, he was invited to KP for some event and got a little talk from Will and Kate themselves (they were apparently listening to his show on the morning of Charlotte’s first day). So…this isn’t totally unbelievable imo.

  29. kerwood says:

    Another chink in the armor.

    A couple of months ago the headline would have been, ‘Meghan Markle’s Hollywood Friends Drive Queen Kate to TEARS’ and Piers Morgan would have been shrieking for immediate arrest, imprisonment and deportation. But now we have that Normal Bill and Keen Katie can’t take a fucking joke and are trying to curb freedom of speech. What a difference a day makes.

    The fact that this comes from Fox is additional proof that the tide is turning. Fox has been kissing Cambridge ass since Harry’s first date with Meghan.

    WHY is Normal Bill the patron of BAFTA? Has he EVER shown any interest in the arts? Or was it just an excuse for him to hobnob with a bunch of movie stars? Well, those movie stars saw how the royal family treated one of their colleagues. Not to mention the fact that while the industry is working out issues of sexual abuse, the royal family is wrapping its jewel covered arms around an accused sex-offender.

    I was disappointed that Normal Bill’s speech wasn’t quietly booed, but maybe this is better. He’s getting thrown under the bus by his own allies.

  30. kerwood says:

    And could SOMEONE tell Keen Katie to stand/sit up straight! She wears the most expensive clothes a woman can wear and she makes it all look like shit with her terrible posture.

    • OriginalCarol says:

      Don’t you know she had perfected the posture of a submissive wife. Never be taller than the man, be it standing or sitting.

    • carmen says:

      Doesn’t she do Pilates &/or Yoga? I thought I read that before. Both are supposed to be good for posture and avoiding rounded shoulders, kyphotic spine, etc. like Kate.

  31. Awkward symphony says:

    Good! It’s no way near as nasty as what Meghan and Harry got

  32. Mia4s says:

    Hahahahahaha!!!! Sure, we will get right on that for you your majesty. 🙄

    Oh and let’s be honest: William was displeased; Kate was advised by William and the Palace cronies that she too was displeased. She doesn’t have personal opinions or autonomy. 😂

  33. BeanieBean says:

    ‘Due reverence’? Seriously? To these two?

  34. L4frimaire says:

    These two are ridiculous. They need to check their privilege— this isn’t 1775 where they are revered by all. Wilson’s royal jokes were pretty mild compared to the rest of her jokes, like the vagina one. There were some gasps but she was hilarious. The Royals are intent on looking like a hot mess after Harry and Meghan have left. It’s been, what three weeks? Why do they insist in being so tone deaf and tedious? Stick to cutting ribbons.

  35. What. . .now? says:

    Hahaha! Look at Joaquin Phoenix’s face in that top photo! His face is like, “Humph, these bitches.”

  36. aquarius64 says:

    Imagine how KP would have taken it if Rose jokes were flying.

    This is the future head of state of the UK and his consort showing themselves as such snowflakes. If the country is need of leadership in a time of national crisis these two would be useless. They can’t handle a family feud spilling out in the public square.

    • L4frimaire says:

      They were the ones putting all their business in the street, then get upset when people see them for exactly what they are. Ugh, so sick of them.

  37. val says:

    Oh how sad for them. Eye rollllllll!

  38. Ames says:

    Are we sure they weren’t just confused by all the peasant-y words-saying? They both seem kinda … dim.

  39. Mia says:

    I don’t agree with this story at all. They appeared to take the jokes in good humor. They also have been working constantly. Let’s leave them alone for a bit.

  40. yinyang says:

    Good, let them feel a little displeased.

  41. Emily says:

    Bill, it’s not the 1600s. No one needs to respect you.

  42. Well-Wisher says:

    War of the Wales? Part 3?

  43. Feeshalori says:

    Well, what did the poor sausages think their reception would be when they walked into basically a movie star convention and got a bit of a ribbing from them for running one of their own fellow actors out of the country? I don’t think the Cambridges’ brain cells were firing on all cylinders. The privilege and self-entitlement are just so obvious before a crowd of people who just aren’t that impressed by them.

  44. RoyalBlue says:

    As they ought to be. And it’s time they were made to feel uncomfortable and it should be done more often.

    • Feeshalori says:

      Yep, if they can’t take the heat then stay out of the kitchen as the saying goes. No imposing “moral clauses,” just stay away if you’re too thin-skinned.

  45. pierre lecouteur says: