Duchess Kate ‘does not feel she has to compete’ with Duchess Meghan now

The Duchess of Cambridge sits near the Duchess of Sussex as they attend the West

The Duchess of Cambridge is competitive AF. It is known. Perhaps it was even an admirable quality at one point, back when Kate was a sporty girl at a posh school. But her competitive drive took a weird turn when she got with Prince William. She would “compete” with William’s side-chicks and female friends by copying their looks and style. Then when Prince Harry started dating Meghan Markle, Kate’s competitive side developed into something quite odd. Suddenly, after so many years, Kate was throwing herself into work and showing how keen she could be, all to show up Meghan. She threw together a “substantial” issue portfolio called the Early Years initiative, aka the Struggle Survey, at the very last minute. She was incredibly keen to be dressed up like a Future Queen, with lots of tiaras and diamonds (while the Queen cut off Meghan’s access to the royal jewels). Keen Competitive Kate was positioned as the perfect (white) English rose (cough) to Meghan’s deranged American.

When the Sussexit was announced, I knew what this would mean for Kate’s larger schedule and vibe. The lack of competition would mean that Kate would regress. She would no longer need the massive embiggening campaign. She would no longer need to even try a little bit. Still, I thought the regression would take a few months. Apparently not – according to the Sun’s “insider,” Kate has been regressing for months and we didn’t even notice.

Kate Middleton is said to have returned to “much simpler” hair and fashion style this year, as she no longer has to “compete” with glamorous Meghan Markle, according to an insider. The Duchess of Sussex, 38, has officially stepped back from royal duties, and moved to LA with Prince Harry and Archie, and this has left Kate feeling more comfortable.

An insider told Fabulous: “Someone who knows Kate well said ‘the atmosphere since the Sussexes left has noticeably improved. Kate does not feel she has to compete now. She has gone back to a much simpler style’. Kate feels very much more relaxed now. She most definitely went through a phase two years ago where she seemed slightly intimidated by Meghan. She was afraid of comparisons being drawn between them and that Meghan was the one who looked glamorous and popular for a while.”

The source added that now pressure has been slightly lifted, Kate’s make up artist, Arabella Preston, is now using “less eye make up, paler lips colours and more high street nail polishes in less obvious shades.” The source continued: “She wears far less make up and looks happy, relaxed and sporting high Street clothes.”

[From The Sun]

See, that was why Kate’s style was so bonkers during the Irish tour! Ol’ girl was just trying to simplify her post-Meghan style with her deranged clown ruffles and Irish flag cosplay. What I enjoy about this piece is how blunt it is about Kate’s jealousy and pettiness. After all that embiggening and all of Kate’s stalwart defenders arguing that “it’s not a competition” between Kate and Meghan, turns out it was. Turns out Kate “was afraid of comparisons being drawn between them and that Meghan was the one who looked glamorous and popular for a while.” FOR A WHILE. Besides all of that, it’s yet another way to blame Meghan for something: it’s Meghan’s fault that poor Kate was so intimidated and tried so hard to be glamorous and exciting, thank God Meghan is gone.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving The Noël Coward Theatre in London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Ireland on the first day of their 3 day visit

Kate Middleton makes a run for it!

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Ireland, Dublin

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  1. Eleonor says:

    It’s a british way to say: she can go back to do nothing?

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yep. But one thing she can always do: her scary Chucky grin. (See green coat pic, above.)

      • Sarah I the first sarah says:

        Thanks so much for that comment, LahdidahBaby. I had begun to notice that in her outings lately, Kate has been giving this wrinkle-nosed rictor smile. As if to prove she is so HAPPY? So good natured? No, she is a bitch. She couldnt bring herself to be civil or kind to her brother and sister in law, who she knew were going through a very hard time. In adversity, we show who we really are.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        Exactly, Sarah I the First–exactly. I find it very hard to be kind toward someone who has been so cruel in her own icy, subterranean way. And if anyone has doubt about Kate’s capacity for cold cruelty, just watch the video of her shunning Harry and Meg at the Commonwealth event when they were at most 2 feet away from her in the next row, but she had no problem cozying up to Edward and Sophie who were seated right NEXT to the Sussexes. That is psychological cruelty and public shaming.

    • Redgrl says:

      @sarah – THIS!! Her behaviour at the commonwealth church service said it all…

      • Coco says:

        Her personality is what makes her ugly.

      • Vava says:

        That was the ultimate turning point for me that day. From here on out, Kate is TRASH.

      • Suz says:

        I’ll never forget her pointy little snob face at that service. Her Eliza Doolittle (pun intended) cosplay getup just added to the snobby stance she took.

  2. Carol says:

    I use to like the Brit Royals so much. But, the whole bigoted competition that started when Meghan came on the scene has left a bad taste. I no longer support them and love the label, “Liz of House Petty”. They are petty, bigoted, insecure and lazy. Their entitlement and sense of being our betters is over. They are losers. (Harry and Meg excepted.)

    • ➕💯 Carol. I used to feel the same way too. I admired the Queen, tolerated Charles, and thought William, Kate, and Harry were all on the right track. But I don’t feel that way anymore. I think their passive and active actions in the trashing of Meghan while trying to drive a wedge between her and Harry have opened my eyes to the reality and not the aura of them. I read a lot of history about Britain’s rulers and I know obtaining and/or holding the Crown has alway been an ugly tale of human greed, wickedness, betrayal, injustice, and murder. Stupidly, I somehow thought many of those overt behaviors were in the past, but they are still deeply imbedded in British Crown culture. It’s just more covert now than overt. Meghan’s charisma and thus popularity was a threat to the Crown and the future, and future, future heirs and she had to be driven out. That a beloved and popular grandson, son, and brother ended up being driven out too, is in their reality just collateral damage that, while unfortunate, is just one of the costs of doing Crown business. Crown before family and stability of succession before love of family. I really think this whole experience exposes the broken, twisted underbelly of a family that is petty, vindictive, and vicious. Kate fits right in. I absolutely loath her and William. I also think Charles is satisfied with this outcome however he may attempt to spin it. Yes, once he is secure on the throne, he may want them back to suit his agenda, but for now I think he can easily live with them on the periphery and not in the center.

      • windyriver says:

        @JA Lowcountry Lady, I think Charles is satisfied with this outcome because it shuts William up, for the moment. For reasons I’ve explained before I don’t believe Charles is jealous in the same way he was in the Diana years. Had Meghan been truly accepted into the family, I could easily see photo ops with Charles (like the wedding), and with William and Kate (if those two had any ounce of PR savvy). Someone said it some time ago – maybe you! – a rising tide lifts all boats.

        I don’t know if William is primarily responsible for the mountain of leaks, negative press, etc. But I totally believe jealous, petty, lazy William (and Charles’ inability to influence or control him) is at the heart of the problem that led to Harry and Meghan departing.

        I also believe karma is already coming for Charles, and he knows it. Charles has a strong legacy of worthwhile causes and projects. The past aside, Camilla has also stepped up as his partner with her work on domestic violence issues, etc. Omid posted a while back, that Camilla had given a personal donation to one of the major organization involved with the Australian wildfires.

        I don’t know anything much about how the Duchy is administered. But if it relies in any measure on the ideas and guidance of the lead figure, they’ll be SOL with William. He cares about nothing, has no discernible empathy, and is too lazy (and dumb) to generate useful ideas. All he truly cares about is the money, and image, and that’s it. Charles will likely see that legacy slowly disintegrating.

        I still have some lingering positive feelings for Charles because of his work with the Prince’s Trust, etc. and his overall effectiveness as Prince of Wales. That may or may not last. But I see nothing to admire or care about with the rest of them, including TQ (see: Andrew).

      • Tessa says:

        I don’t think Camilla is the right person to represent abused women considering how she treated Diana and condoned Charles treatment of her even going as far to write to him in a letter to ignore the ridiculous creature. I don’t like her but she is set to be consort. Charles should have addressed the issues involving William and Harry ages ago. He started the issue to a degree by protecting William and throwing Harry to the wolves. William never had to publicly apologize–Charles apologized for an incident where William sped along in his car on a neighbor’s property. Harry had to apologize. William did not take the heat for taking a military copter to a stag party but his commander was called out on it. This set up a current situation where tensions were built up. Charles had a chance to step up and protect Harry and Meghan and use the same PR he used for Camilla. He did not take that chance. And it could have prevented Harry and Meghan leaving and having William snub them.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Tessa & windyriver – All you both have stated rings so true which makes this whole mess even more incomprehensible to me. There has got to be more to this story than we know and it must be pretty bad for the lesser of two evil outcomes to be Harry & Meghan’s exit stage left from the BRF than the complete truth coming out. The Glucksburgs are protecting something big and it is not Prince Andrew.

      • windyriver says:

        @Tessa

        Re: Camilla, agree that whether she’s the right person in that role is a question. The point is, as wife of the current heir, she’s actually working, not talking about how “keen” she is to get started, someday.

        Charles should have taken charge (sorry) of William a long time ago. As an adult, Will is a spoiled, entitled, unpleasant brat. A child like this would be a challenge for any parent. Presumably, hopefully, when younger there was a point at which Will might have been turned in a different direction. Charles protecting Will at Harry’s expense wasn’t going to teach him anything. But, Will’s always been surrounded by people, courtiers, other RF members, kowtowing to him as the heir. So doing anything with him would be an uphill battle. And then there’s Carole and the Middletons, probably the worst influences he could have had at that point in his life.

        I believe William is a deeply unhappy, angry person who’s made little effort to understand why, since he’s been raised to think he’s superior. I think at this point, he resents Harry even more, because when he tries to compete and match Harry and Meghan with the things they do, he doesn’t get the same appreciation. On top of that, he never intended to work as much as other royals did, and expected Harry to follow suit – but Harry’s not. I’d feel sorry for Will if he didn’t have such a vicious, vindictive side to him. Instead, I feel sorry for the kids being raised by two people with values like Will and Kate.

        I don’t understand why Charles did nothing to stand up for Harry and Meghan. I don’t think it’s due to his own jealousy: my guess is it’s either 1) not wanting to cross Will, who’s the heir, so putting the monarchy first; or 2) the tabloids, who might otherwise go after Camilla – or else have some additional dirt on him.

        @BTB, just saw your comment after I posted this. I really wonder what’s going on behind the scenes. What a family.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        BayTampa,

        The House of Glücksburg is the Danish Royal Family. The House of Windsor used to be the House of Saxo-Coburg and Gotha but changed their name to something more British in 1917.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @ArtHistorian – I was making fun of Philip whose name was Glucksburg before he legally changed it to Mountbatten when he became a UK citizen in order to marry Betty of House Petty.

        Prince Philip was born a Prince of Greece AND Denmark.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        BayTampa,

        I know that Philip was born into the House of Glückburg since the Greek monarchy was established by a cadet branch of the House of Glücksburg, just like the monarchy of Norway. I just didn’t know that you were making fun, that didn’t come across in your post – and there sometimes is a lot of misinformation on gossip threads. It is hard to know what people actually know and what they’ve misunderstood.

        Philip’s children are members of the House of Windsor per decree because their mother is the Queen Regnant. Because royal and aristocratic houses works patrilinially, a Queen Regnant with children creates a unique situation because her children need to be the heirs to her house and not her husband’s (if he is an aristocrat).

      • Tessa says:

        I think Charles was trying to divide and conquer, not doing anything to repair the rift between his sons. He would have been wise to have repaired the relationship, tell william to back off and insist that Harry stay. He didn’t. I think he let the genie out of the bottle so to speak. William is even more arrogant now and I think is pining for power and being King soon. Charles did not act wisely here.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @JALowcountry Lady said:
        “… I read a lot of history about Britain’s rulers and I know obtaining and/or holding the Crown has alway been an ugly tale of human greed, wickedness, betrayal, injustice, and murder. Stupidly, I somehow thought many of those overt behaviors were in the past, but they are still deeply *e*mbedded in British Crown culture. It’s just more covert now than overt. Meghan’s charisma and thus [her] popularity was a threat to the Crown and the future, and future, future heirs and she had to be driven out…”

        My thoughts exactly! You expressed this so well. ITA!!! I couldn’t have said it better myself.

        Meghan’s popularity in tandem with Harry’s was/ is a threat. However, Harry’s popularity alone was something to co-opt and glom onto, as long as he remained a spare, third wheel.

        Knowing what we know now, I think almost anyone Harry had married woulda been a problem for Kate-Unable and indeed for both Lamebridges. But an American WOC on top of possessing class, glamour, intelligence, beauty, work ethic and substantive projects! Jiminy cricket and hells bells, that totally weren’t gonna be copacetic with nor even ‘middling’ tolerated by the lazy, insecure, self-pitying Cain & Unable.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @windyriver said:
        “… Camilla has also stepped up as his partner with her work on domestic violence issues, etc…

        True, and that’s commendable. Still, it goes without saying, but perhaps it needs to be said that the entire royal family has been learnng from Meghan’s example and influence. This is true whether or not any of them are willing to admit it. 🤨

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @windyriver said:
        “… Charles protecting Will at Harry’s expense wasn’t going to teach him anything…”

        Exactly! Your whole second post in response to @Tessa’s apt comments is spot on! ITA! As you went on to say it’s the palace courtiers and p.r., AKA, “the gray men,” who have hobbled, coddled and informed Wills’ petulant behavior.

        I have to also point out that Diana did Wills no favors in leaning so much on him emotionally when she was isolated and unhappy in her gilded cage. Had Diana lived, she may have been able to reverse that damage which I think helped stunt William’s emotional growth. The rest of it is as you say, William never having to apologize for his errors, and thus never learning from his mistakes. He’s become a self-entitled twit with no sense of perspective. And yes, it’s become more and more obvious how envious Wills has always been of Harry.

        Harry did learn from his mistakes, which were always overblown in the media in order to protect and cover-up William’s equally youthful transgressions.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @Tessa said:
        “… Charles should have addressed the issues involving William and Harry ages ago. He started the issue to a degree by protecting William and throwing Harry to the wolves. William never had to publicly apologize–Charles apologized for an incident where William sped along in his car on a neighbor’s property. Harry had to apologize. William did not take the heat for taking a military copter to a stag party but his commander was called out on it…”

        Yes, these incidents are indicative of the conflicts that were endemic to the current Windsors well before Harry ever met Meghan. The media has been covering most of this stuff up for a long time. Harry was always the most easygoing, but he was also very troubled emotionally due to grief. Fortunately, the military, his mentor and second father, Mark Dyer, and his work in creating Sentebale with Prince Seeiso helped to settle Harry down and guide him in finding his life’s purpose. So those factors, along with seeking mental counseling was hugely beneficial for Harry.

        Without getting his act together, there’s no way Meghan would have been willing to become involved with the wild, irresponsible Harry.

        It’s interesting that Harry credits William with helping him to get counseling. So at bottom, it’s true that both brothers have or at least once shared deep love for each other. Still, I think for William, it had become convenient to look at Harry as the errant spare who needed help. In some respects, we’ve seen that both Will & Kate still want to view Harry in that light. I guess that’s because they are so blinded and taken aback by the starshine glowing off of Meghan and Harry and their magnetic union.

    • L84Tea says:

      Same here. I have been a British royal fan since I was a small child. I used to spend my summers with my grandparents and my grandmother would save all her tacky tabloids all year for me to look through all summer (the Chuck and Di era) and it turned me into a lifelong royal watcher. Watching the behavior of the Queen and the rest of them in their treatment to Meghan and Harry has been such a letdown and I can’t ever unsee it. I can’t look at any of them the same way.

    • Lexistential says:

      ITA Carol. I used to follow everything Diana did and was thrilled when one of my aunts would let me have her old Hello magazines. After Diana died, I read up on everyone in the monarchy from Queen Victoria onwards so I could understand it. I used to enjoy the BRF a lot, but once I saw the sustained bullying and viciousness Meghan got without any protection, I am over it and most of them. I think they are incredibly lucky that abolishing the monarchy would require a lot of disentangling and would devolve into a hot Parliamentary mess, because if abolishing it was easy, they certainly would be in huge danger of getting cancelled.

    • Kayleigh says:

      Same; I was obviously oblivious to the reality of royalty, as an American this probably shocks no one. I mean the whole thing with Princess Di was always a weird and tragic story of the queen somehow involved to her death (through the media).
      But now, with that pervert prince getting protection and all this open racism and family bickering is just shown me a whole new side to these people.

  3. Becks1 says:

    LMAO at this article for a few reasons.

    First – yeah, its so blatant with the “kate was competing with Meghan” bit. We all knew that, but its funny that someone just comes out and says it.

    Second – to the extent that Meghan had any impact on Kate’s style, it was in a positive way – more trousers, Kate dressed a bit trendier, etc.

    But to the second point – I don’t really understand how the article is saying Kate felt compelled to change her style and can now go back to a simpler style. Some of the things we have seen Kate wear over the past two years were some of the ugliest things she has ever worn. Was she in a competition to see who could spend more or who could wear more bespoke designer pieces? I don’t see where Kate felt she had to go more glamorous to compete with Meghan.

    • Britt says:

      Meghan wipes the floor with Kate and even they know that. I’ve always said that the media would play or lay out a wish list for each royal. They wanted Meghan and Kate to switch roles. They wanted Meghan to have a touch of Kate, be docile but give them access but they wanted Kate to have Meghan’s star power and work ethic. They were absolutely insecure because an American bride overshadowed their homegrown English rose.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        ^^ Exactly @Britt!

        Also, ITA with your post @Becks1. Before Meghan came along, Kate-Unable fairly much had the royal landscape to herself with both brothers on her arm on some public outings. She should have known that situation wouldn’t last forever. TBH, Kate never got along with the York princesses either. But that reality has never been widely publicized.

        I’m sure Kate hoped Harry would marry someone younger like Cressida or preferably someone else she knew in the Wales set, but non-aristocratic, like Chelsy. A known quantity for a Harry spouse are what Kate and her mother were wishing for. Meghan is someone so fabulous and unexpected, she’s their worst nightmare. LOL!

        Kate-Unable was always a follower when it comes to fashion and style. She was never a leader. She was even tending toward overly frumpy and conservative before Meghan came along and rocked everybody’s world, especially Harry’s and Unable’s! 😜 🤣

    • Mac says:

      I call BS on this entire article. No one would ever admit to being Kate’s make up artist.

      • Snazzy says:

        lolol

      • Seraphina says:

        @mac, Brit and Becks – spit on

        Holy moly how people would get upset that they were compared, the outrage!!! It was obvious Kate felt threatened. Meghan was doing a better job and outshine her every turn. She also got the man who would show tenderness and how much he loves and adores her. I think that too ruffled her sausage curls in a way that many haven’t realized.
        Think of it this way: you spend your life chasing the golden ticket (wills) and he doesn’t show treat you with love and affection in public EVER. in fact you hear rumors that you weren’t even his first choice. Let’s not get into his trips and the Rose Garden scandal. Then come Meghan who sweeps Harry off his feet and shows her everything Wills has not shown Kate and he even gives up his place in the BRF. Now that’s a stinger, whether she consciously admits the final blow or not.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Mac thanks for the AM laugh. I almost spit out my coffee at that.

      • ShazBot says:

        I think this is actually the first time one has been referenced? For years it was “she’s so down to earth and even does her own makeup”

      • Faithmobile says:

        @MAC for the win! So true and so funny!

      • Some chick says:

        I’m just glad I wasn’t sipping my tea when I read that!

        LOLOLOLOL.

        Even if those quotes were made up, everyone knows it’s true.

      • CJT says:

        Okay, that is SO funny! Long before Meghan was even on the horizon, Kate’s make up was too heavy, heavy blush/bronzer. That didn’t start up because of Meghan’s arrival, and it wasn’t a good look.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @Mac said:
        “I call BS on this entire article. No one would ever admit to being Kate’s make up artist.”

        Tee hee, @Mac! Thanks for the laugh! 🤣

    • Osty says:

      The competition is actually not only dress sense but also work ethics and charisma which Meghan has it in heaps. They (media, Rf and even her husband) wished Kate had Meghan’s Charisma. Kate might be angry everyone was comparing her to Meghan so she tried to compete, make Meghan look bad just to feel somewhat good about her sad life.
      The unfortunate thing was kate didn’t have IT to compete with someone like Meghan

      Fyi I watched elephants and it was amazing. The RF has lost a very good thing

      • Becks1 says:

        good to know! We are going to watch it later today.

      • TeamAwesome says:

        Are there any tragic things? I can’t do animals in peril.

      • Some chick says:

        I’m with TeamAwesome. Does anyone know if it’s safe to watch?

        In other news: please, if you can, donate to food banks. They are super stretched right now.

      • L84Tea says:

        I’m watching it at this very moment and it’s so good! Very entertaining.

      • L84Tea says:

        To add, it’s completely safe to watch. There was only one sad moment in the whole thing, but it involved ***spoiler ahead….one of the elephants died of natural causes along their journey, not a gruesome death at the hands of another wild animal, so it was a little sad to see the other elephants mourn.*** But it had such a lovely, happy ending that I actually cried. And Meghan honestly did a fantastic job narrating.

      • Some chick says:

        THANK YOU, L84Tea!

        I appreciate it. I can’t abide seeing cruelty to animals, even if it is “natural” (like an attack by another animal).

        Now I can look forward to the Elephant docu!

    • Becks1 says:

      I also just want to add that being competitive can be a good thing, if you can channel that competitive spirt into being productive. I don’t want to say “all” but many very successful people got to where they are in part because of a competitive nature, even if just meant that you wanted to be #1 in class. The problem is when you are competitive but don’t have the hustle to back it up or channel that competitive spirit into something negative, which is what we have seen with Kate. She wants to be the #1 female royal, but is unwilling to do anything to “earn” that besides wear coatdresses and bully her SIL out of the family.

      I sometimes think if Kate worked as hard at being a royal as she has with other things like getting William, she could have really made an impact. But she is lazy so no.

      • OriginalLala says:

        If Kate was really serious about being the bestest Future Queen Consort ever, she could have done it – you’re totally right, she is competitive without the hustle.

      • Totally agree Becks1. For me, it also points out a real difference in the two women. I get a strong sense that Kate is so weak and insecure that she is one of those women who deep down doesn’t trust or like other women. She has an exclusive way of regarding other women. They are always the competition and the potential enemy. It is easy to see Meghan is strong and secure in herself and by her deeds and words that she genuinely likes and trusts women. She has an inclusive way of regarding other women. For Meghan, other women form a supportive and empowering sisterhood. I think this ‘competition’ has been all one sided. Kate has exposed her deeply flawed and small minded personality and it is an ugly sight. For Kate this competition is about such shallow issues; about looks, fashion, and perceived popularity. Meghan’s focus was always about doing the work —- the real and positive difference she can make in the platform that her life path has provided her. Kate may think she’s ‘won’ but she has proven herself to be a shallow, lazy, unkind, small-minded looser.

      • Thirtynine says:

        think you are completely correct, Becks 1. I agree Kate does want to #1 royal female. I dont have any problem with the Middletons or anyone in general working and having the goal of improving their social status. To earn more, to have more opportunities, choices and control over your life for yourself and your family, and to avoid the vulnerabilities that come with poverty or wage insecurity, I think that’s a good thing and worth pursuing. Kate could have earned this through pusuit of a career. But in the UK, William was the top prize in terms of status Kate could aspire to in her society, and she went for it hard. Every other quality, experience, activity and relationship was seen in the light of whether it would bring William closer or not. If anything got between her and her relationship with him -work, commitments, other friendships- they were dropped. A decade of this one over-riding goal has made Kate what we see now, and judging by how unhappy she usually looks, I don’t think what she’s gained has been worth what she’s had to give up.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        True @Becks, but the other big issue is that Kate-Unable is just so Mommy-controlled and thus insecure in her own skin. At some point, Kate needed to take control of her own life and kick Mommy Middleton and Willy cheater to the curb!

        That Kate didn’t because of some dream of tiaras and of being superior as Future Future Keen Queen lording it over all the aristos who’d looked down on her, is small consolation for the rapid aging Kate’s face is taking, and the beating she’s put herself through on the soul level. All of this as a result of Kate’s blind and unnecessary jealousy of American WOC, Meghan, who doesn’t compete out of jealousy.

        BTW, Kate’s wearing of coat dresses is totally her way of trying to lamely channel Diana.

        Meghan is confident in her own skin, and she has a caring heart to go along with her ambitious drive. Meghan is about being positive, upbeat and focusing on doing things that are within her power rather than worrying about competing with a clueless, WTF sister-in-law. That petty nonsense is so not on Meghan’s radar. But don’t mess with Meghan or her loved ones. If you dare, you’ll soon discover what’s meant by: ‘She’s a bad b**ch, ain’t she!’ 🤗 🥰 😍 🤑 😜

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @JALowcountry Lady said:
        “… Kate is so weak and insecure that she is one of those women who deep down doesn’t trust or like other women… It is easy to see Meghan is strong and secure in herself and by her deeds and words that she genuinely likes and trusts women. [Meghan] has an inclusive way of regarding other women. For Meghan, other women form a supportive and empowering sisterhood…”

        You kicked it out the ballpark with this assessment. You are spot on and then some! 👏 👍

        Meghan is a strong Leo, and she was nurtured by and learned life lessons from an inclusive, kind, caring, free-spirited, confident, openminded, independent thinking mother. Kate, OTOH … (see my previous post).

        I’m not saying that Doria is perfect because no one is. Neither is Meghan. But Doria is kind, hardworking and pretty bad*ss. Like mother, like daughter is a largely positive influencing factor in their instance. As well, Meghan’s maternal grandmother, Jeanette, had a positive, stabilizing influence on Meghan’s childhood.

        I think these two strong black matriarchs are largely responsible for the way Meghan inclusively views and supports other women. In fact, Meghan tried in the beginning to be supportive of Kate. But Kate blocked that blessing.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Also I want to say that there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious and upwardly mobile. But if you are doing it out of some sense of class insecurity, as Kate’s mother and grandmother have seemed to, then that sends the wrong message that somehow reeks of weakness, of inadequacy and of lack.

        Also, the contrasting thing that Meghan practices and learned growing up, is the importance of giving back, i.e., ‘Lifting while you climb.’

        On the sartorial front, ITA that Kate looked like she was trying too hard on both the Ireland tour and on the Pakistan tour. She did not dress cohesively and she did not impart any kind of unique, personal style (because she has none).

        While a few of Kate’s looks in Pakistan were okay, many were not. I especially was confused by the odd outfit Kate wore exiting the plane during their arrival in Pakistan! Contrast that tepid, mixed-signals look with how classy, glamorous and to-die-for Meghan and Harry looked on the tarmac during their Morocco tour arrival!

        The odd, nearly jarring and non-matched shades of green that Kate & William wore during an evening event in Pakistan screamed, “Look at us! We can do this better than Meghan & Harry.” I preferred looking away.

        Actually, M&H consistently show W&K how power couple sartorial coordinating is done! Look at M&H at the Commonwealth Service! Harry’s jacket lining matching Meghan’s dress color, and Meghan’s eye shadow matching Harry’s suit color were boffo home-runs and memorable in a good way! Even when M&H met privately with young Commonwealth leaders at BP before their departure, Meghan’s unusually styled, flowing dress matched Harry’s hair color! LOL! 😍 👍

    • Yvette says:

      @Becks1 … Yes, but Kate surprisingly wore a pant suit while traveling on a one-day trip with William a couple of days after Meghan. :)

      And Kate’s snub to Harry and Meghan now makes sense after the weekend of ‘sparkling Meghan in the rain in that perfect in the rain photo with Harry and doesn’t she look breathlessly beautiful, even without Royal Jewels, in that blue dress and in that red dress?’ talk all weekend before church. How could anyone be more perfect than Kate?

      • Belli says:

        And the blue and red dress were actually so simple. There were no buttons or frills or patterns.

        But Meghan shone in them and it was because it was HER shining.

      • L84Tea says:

        I absolutely thought that’s what Kate’s attitude was about. Meghan was the bell of the ball all weekend long–even the BM were dazzled, and I think Kate was positively green with envy.

      • Cosmo says:

        Kate is jealous. William is jealous. They all are. Instead of being jealous and setting up their brother and sister in law for abuse they could have stepped up and tried to shine themselves. I guess when they don’t have it in them they resort to leaking lies and racist stories to the press. The BM are more than willing to run with it.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Let’s not forget Meghan’s triumphant visit to the school in Dagenhamwhere she was treated like an absolute star, children clapping and cheering enthusiastically for her, being told by one of the kids the “she really is beautiful innit”, totriumphant cheering from them, and then a standing ovation.

        I don’t remember ever seeing anything like that sort of reaction for any other royals ever, except for Diana and maybe Harry.

        There was a lot to be really envious of, to be fair to Kate.

      • windyriver says:

        @Bella – if Meghan and Harry were still in the UK and working as previously, I doubt the reception at the school would have been as over the top.

        Yes, Meghan’s visit would still be a big deal. She’s personable, meeting royalty is exciting, and kids are naturally enthusiastic. But it was also a perfect storm of circumstances – not to mention an example of, be careful what you wish for.

        The Endeavor awards, Meghan’s first public appearance in the UK for weeks, were the night before. That picture under the umbrella was everywhere. Because they were leaving, Meghan broke out of her muted RF palette, was dressed to kill, with glam make up. She was at a diverse school where students were likely to relate to her, plus be aware of what she put up with the last couple of years, especially in the media. And it was one of her last events.

        And that last is directly the result of the RF in general, and Kate and Will in particular. So, if Kate is envious, too bad. You wanted it, you got it, live with it.

        I’ve always thought there was room for both couples. And Harry and Meghan’s success isn’t only because of some mysterious charisma. If Kate (or Will) cared about something, anything, demonstrated some measure of effort even with just existing patronages, and Kate especially improved her speaking skills, they’d be well received also. They just don’t get that the popularity and respect Harry and Meghan have, that William and Kate are jealous of, isn’t all about status and publicity, and what dress you wear.

      • February Pisces says:

        @bella that reminds me of a comment I read years ago. Apparently W+k did an engagement at a high school and they went round some of the class rooms. The pupils were quiet, and W+K were awkwardly asking questions like “what football team do you support?”, struggling with small talk. After they left the teacher apparently said “well that was awkward, wasn’t it”.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @windyriver said:
        “… if Meghan and Harry were still in the UK and working as previously, I doubt the reception at the school would have been as over the top.

        Yes, Meghan’s visit would still be a big deal. She’s personable, meeting royalty is exciting, and kids are naturally enthusiastic. But it was also a perfect storm of circumstances…”

        Yes, I think that’s fair to say. And you can say it in general about the excitement everyone was feeling (haters & petty RR alike) throughout what was billed as the Sussexit ‘royal farewell tour.’ There aren’t gonna be many M&H public sightings, especially not in Britain moving forward. So M&H’s final public appearances as working royals in the U.K. were special. And they rocked the entire occasion beginning, middle and end, coming and going!

        The bottom line: the jealousy by the Lamebridges and the inadequate response by QE-II and PoW to the familial jealousy and to the U.K. racism against Meghan has lo and behold only made the Sussexes more popular. An even greater spotlight is being placed on the Sussexes as a result, and they are thus shining ever brighter in that spotlight. Talk about them needing to “dim their light,” Katie Nicholl! 😜

        Even when M&H are under-the-radar taking care of their lives and their own business, they are still on people’s minds, and they are still shining. In M&H’s case, it’s out of sight, but NOT out of mind. LOL!

    • ProfPlum says:

      The funniest (yet unstated) part of this article is that Meghan was likely dialing it down for fear of being accused of being attention-seeking. Her working royal wardrobe was drab AF. And she still wiped the floor with Kate. It’s called charisma. And you can’t buy it or order it from Party Pieces.

      • Amy Too says:

        Right. That’s my favorite part. And it just shows how absolutely brainless and shallow Kate is. She thought that Meghan’s popularity and glow was about her makeup or nail color or lipstick color. People loved her because she is so charismatic. She loves life and radiates positivity. She’s confident in her life choices, work, and choice of mate. She works very hard and does innovative, exciting, worthwhile projects that make a difference. She obviously cares and has for decades. She doesn’t just blow around in the wind from one timely cause to another (mental health, no wait, children, no wait, coronavirus stuff.) It really shows that Kate is absolutely so blank and empty that she doesn’t even consider working on her work ethic, the way she relates to people, her speaking voice, or her causes. She wants to pin it all down to something she can change very easily, and hopefully something someone else can do for her, like her hair or nails.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Meghan is authentic, it is clear that she genuinely cares and people respond positively to that. Kate is so performative in her “interest” and “caring” when it comes to her public duties with patronages, etc. She’s the opposite of authentic.

      • Lexistential says:

        Yet I wonder if Kate is perceptive apart from hugely insecure. Much as she would like to write off Meghan’s appeal to something as shallow as makeup or wardrobe, I think she knows on a deeper level that Meghan aces it where more substantive criteria exists. Kate copes by cosplaying, and not only has she done it with Meghan, she has done it with both Diana and Jecca Craig. And sadly, she doesn’t TRY to offer more than a struggle survey or photo op.

      • JaneBee87 says:

        @profplum “It’s called charisma. And you can’t buy it or order it from Party Pieces.” LMAO!!! Love this line so much 🤣

    • Golly Gee says:

      I see the last paragraph as a dig at Meghan.
      “The source added that now pressure has been slightly lifted, Kate’s make up artist, Arabella Preston, is now using “less eye make up, paler lips colours and more high street nail polishes in less obvious shades.”
      More high street nail polishes in less obvious shades? That along with the less eye make up and paler lip colors, implies to me that in contrast, Meghan looked common, like a garish tart.

      • Nic919 says:

        Ironically it was always Kate wearing the heavy eye makeup at all times, even during the day and often too much for the occasion. Meghan might at most have had times where her foundation looked off for the cameras, but you can’t realistically say she was wearing too much eyeliner like Kate often does.

  4. Chica71 says:

    Those DFail stories yesterday were headspinning. RR and tabloid need to find a position o. Meghan and the Keens and stick with it. For many months, it was regal Kate, her professional demeanor, coming into her own as a royal which was reflected in her updated yet dated wardrobe of buttony coatdresses. Now we learn, Kate was intimidated by Meghan. I would be too if I dress like my skinny grandma compared to someone who is older than me numerically, but still manages to be fashionable.
    What this article is what we already know, Kate needs competition, perceived or real, to DO something. No Meghan, she will go back to the country and do nothing for her patronages .. lazy Kate cometh. Also explains the horrible fashion show in Ireland, No Meghan means no effort.

    • L84Tea says:

      The Ireland trip was an all time low for Kate in the fashion department. Every outfit was a frumpy disaster!

    • ➕💯 Chica71, but don’t you mean, lazy Kate RETURNETH. I think it’s the ugly press that COMETH for both Kate and William. After all, by their own actions they’ve created a vacuum and the RR is going to have to kill to be fed.

      And PS, Kaiser, that opening photo of Kate and her resting bitch face says it all.

  5. Ali says:

    So 8 months from now will we be getting stories of Kate being jealous of all the work Meghan is doing?

    (I say 8 months because of the virus.)

    • Becks1 says:

      We’ll get stories about how Kate is “restricted” because of her royal role and her #1 priority is her family and supporting the Queen, so she just cant be expected to work like Meghan does.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        That’s exactly what the RRs used to say when comparing the Cambridges and Sussexes – they have different ‘constitution’ roles and the Cambridges have to be more rigid and held back because of they are more senior and have greater duty.

        Now they are going to say that Kate can’t do anything cos she’s a Royal.

        They just pull things out of thier butts.

  6. Britt says:

    These papers do Kate absolutely no favors. They’re basically saying that Kate is boring and dull compared to her sister in law. That’s not something to celebrate or even criticize Meghan for. They tell on themselves all the time and you know they are furious that their cash cow is gone and it’s back to boring, uninspiring Kate at the helm and they’re already shading her. There is a lot of insecurity and wishful thinking from the press regarding Kate and how they want to be more like Meghan, whether it’s fashion, charisma or work ethic. They only supported her and William as a means of bullying the Sussexes and making themselves feel better but deep down they know it’s back to Pre Meghan dullness and it’s already leaving a sour taste no matter how much they try to deny it. You can tell they want Harry and Meghan back.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      That whole article reads like a backhanded compliment full of knuckles. It basically says that Kate is a deeply insecure woman, even in her elevated royal position.

      • Harla says:

        “a backhanded compliment full of knuckles” is the best comment of the day and one I will be stealing and using frequently!! Thanks ArtHistorian!!

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I stole it myself from a TV show, can’t remember which.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        Kate IS a deeply insecure woman. You can hear it in her voice when she is allowed to speak. To can see it in her artificial teeth veneers, and in her face that is so jacked she is starting to look like a Real Housewife. You can see it when she’s with her husband. And we could all see it when Meghan was on the scene.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      Exactly! I don’t think this is doing Kate any favours and I don’t think she would want the papers to make out that she is jealous/ intimidated. All the previous stories have been about how unbothered she is about Meghan and her focus is the Monarchy, not being a Hollywood celebrity.

      This is an absolute dig at Kate, and admitting that she is petty and jealous.

      I think it’s all a massive flex from the Press saying to the Cambridges ‘you best watch yourselves or we will turn on you’.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Yep. This is not PR spin from KP or Ma Middleton. This is the press getting some digs in at a woman whose real personality doesn’t fit her public image.

      • Becks1 says:

        I agree. I don’t think this is from KP. This is the opposite of what we have been hearing – that Kate is finding her voice, she’s confident in her role, etc. This paints her as a woman who was so intimidated by her new SIL and is so insecure that she…had to add more buttons to show that she is the real button queen?

        This is the press subtly (or not so subtly) putting Kate in her place and reminding her that Meghan was glamorous, popular, etc.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        ………and VERY willing to work hard!

  7. Digital Unicorn says:

    Another Carole hit job at making Unable to poor victim against that crass American upstart. And Kate’s makeup has always been sh!t, mostly because she does it herself most of the time.

    GF will never stop feeling ‘intimidated’ Meghan as now they are free from the infamous ‘royal protocols’ they will fly and Meghan has already shown us her post royal fashion and its fabulous.

    • Osty says:

      If this was the work of Carole Kardashians then she should go for her money . This ridiculous PR makes kate look pathetic and insecure than she already is . A one sided competition (which she lost by the way )with the 6th in line to throne wife . She couldn’t compete with Meghan hence the ridiculous sycophant pieces from her cheerleaders.

  8. Christina says:

    The racist trope of the “intimidating” Black woman. Sigh…

    • Priscila says:

      Yep, I got that too. Kaye and her white tears,designed to make women of color who refuse to be treated as doormats to look unjustifily angry and agressive.

      You can see why Kate married and will stay married to Will: they are both jerks. Kate with Meghan the mean and Will with Harry the emotive .

  9. Ali says:

    This article is hilarious.

    There is a woman on Twitter named @BrexitAlex and this just confirms my theory.

    British people are so insecure and jealous of Meghan.

    It is truly poisoning their minds.

  10. bonobochick says:

    Kate’s defining personality traits are jealousy, insecurity, and being work-shy. It is too bad she’s so stunted in general but she doesn’t seem to want to be a better person than those traits. Welp, hope she appreciates all the media attention and spotlight now pointing those traits out loudly.

  11. Christina says:

    The racist trope of the “intimidating” Balck woman. Sigh…

    • Chica71 says:

      @Christina.. Is intimidating the new “angry”?

      • Some chick says:

        ’twas ever thus.

        Angry, intimidating, “loud.”

        What it really means is shining too brightly.

        I come from WASPs and even I can see that.

  12. Osty says:

    The whole royal family was jealous of her and did everything to cut her wings which was pathetic and myopic. They could have used her for so much if they didn’t act on their egos .
    Also kate cant compete with Meghan no matter how she tries, Meghan is far ahead of her ,she cant keep up .
    Meghan has the IT factor, Kate is a boring girl next door robot .

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Osty – Do you really think that Prince Charles tried to marginalize Meghan? I have not yet formed an opinion and that is why I am asking you and all posters of the CB commentariat.

      • Osty says:

        I think Charles is weak and stood by for her to be smeared to save all their arses . He used her for positive PR but his pple (Robert jobson and his press secretary used every opportunity to have a dig at her . Charles is a very jealous person by nature as we all saw during the diana era ,so I doubt he will like it when another diana came in to sit on all their necks .
        But my biggest problem with him was how he handled this situation, he could have stood by them, showed them publicly how he support them and he would have gotten more support from the Sussex squad

      • Becks1 says:

        I don’t think Charles was jealous of Meghan. I know people keep saying that bc he was so jealous of Diana, but its really different to be jealous of your wife than your DIL, especially since Charles went from being one of the most eligible bachelors in the world (and all that entailed) to being runner-up to Diana. He couldn’t make a joke about it like JFK did (“I’m the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris.”)

        by the time Meghan came on the scene, Charles was already playing second fiddle to his sons in the press. So while he may have wanted to be the most popular/most covered royal, I think he’s smart enough to realize that the newer younger ones are going to beat you every time. And I think he did, at least at first. He def was aware of Meghan’s appeal and used it to his advantage.

        So maybe I should say that Charles may have been jealous of Meghan, but I don’t think that meant he wanted her gone or even that he was actively smearing her through the press.

        I do think he stayed silent when he could have helped her, and in this case the lack of inaction was just as bad as actively smearing her.

      • Prayer Warrior says:

        There is an excellent article on Sussex Squad Instagram that discusses “absence of leadership” which is, I think, one of the most insightful and accurately analytical pieces about Charles I have ever read ~ explains a lot about Charles being wishy-washy and some historical points of reference as to why

  13. Florence says:

    Aww baby. Is it because she lost? Poor Waity. It’s okay honey now you just have to compete with Rosewho :)

  14. babsjohnson says:

    Pathetic.
    The mediocrity of it all.

  15. BabsORIG says:

    Kate could never compete with Meghan, they’re on very different levels in everything. If there was a competition, it was in Kate’s head.

    • kellebelle says:

      This. And the press is painfully aware of that too. Meghan just glows naturally, and they press tried to steal that too and hand it to Kate. Ridiculous. Kate doesn’t glow, these days she’s only sagging.

  16. Britt says:

    Good Luck to the Cambridge’s because you tell the media wanted the Sussexes to stay, drop the lawsuits and give them access and now that’s gone. They are going to drop hints in articles and be more aggressive essentially about what the Cambridge’s have been doing behind the scenes. They better hope pimping out the kids and paparazzi shots keep them off because this arrangement is clearly going to backfire.

    • BabsORIG says:

      @Brit, ITAWY. Cambridges,this is a warning shot, the British tabloids are coming for you. You gonna regret the day you drove Harry and his family out of the UK.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      This! About a month ago, a senior guy from the Mirror (one of the tabloids that Harry is suing) said on Piers Morgans’s show how IF the law suit gets to court, some things about the Royal Family will come out at court. He said that he couldn’t disclose anymore since it’s a legal issue and Piers Morgan shut him damn quick!

      Harry is directly suing the papers, so why would the RF be involved? I took it as a threat to the RF – you best try to shut this down or dirt is going to come out in court.

      It’s funny cos when Harry and Meghan first announced that they would be suing the papers, the press made out that it was over nothing and they were just throwing a tantrum because they weren’t getting the coverage they wanted. Now all of a sudden, they are taking it very seriously.

      • Aria says:

        Omg yes I remember that piers morgan obvious change the subject quickly. If this lawsuit goes on the cambridges and mama middleton will be in trouble. I dont think queen or charles involved in this but they did t do anything. That’s why cambridges sold their soul for this and constant kids picture in press. A lot of things will come out from this suit I guess. That’s why press and cambridges pressure them and keen cambridges want them out of country so they can drop off this suit.

      • You know Ruby-Who, your comment got me thinking. The Sussexes are separately involved in two legal actions against British media. Meghan is suing over the publishing of her private correspondence and overt printed lies. Harry has joined the Levinson 2 class action lawsuit about continued illegal phone hacking. If —- as we all believe —- many of the royals aided and abetted the media in the attacks on Meghan then the Sussexes legal actions (especially Meghan’s) are a real threat to the stability of the Firm. If her case is not dropped or settled, the potential of what could be revealed in court as to the specific sources would be extremely damaging. So, your comment about Morgan and what was said on his show makes me wonder if dropping the lawsuits was put on the negotiating table in January by the Queen/Charles/William and Harry refused to give them up. It would explain the Queen’s anger and scorched earth actions towards a beloved grandson. Just a thought.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I do recall that some reporters said that if the info regarding this legal matter that doesn’t involve the Sussexes or Andrew becomes public knowledge, then it will put a new light of the Sussexit and that Meghan and Harry will be viewed with more sympathy – so I bet it must be pretty damaging to someone.

      • Lady D says:

        I bet you’re right JA. It does explain the Queen’s somewhat baffling anger towards Harry.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        What difference would it make? Andrew still isn’t held accountable for raping girls, so who would care if William and the Middletons gossiped to some tabloids? People don’t seem to understand how monarchies work. William will be king by virtue of his birth alone. It doesn’t matter what back-stabbing he did to family members. There are no consequences for the royals. Sorry, but that’s how monarchies work.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Yet monarchies are more vulnerable today in the sense that they can be abolished legally by their own government if they loose wide public support and are deemed too expensive to maintain. Denmark came very close to this happening in 1920 and it is the oldest monarchy in the Western world. A cumulative accretion of sordid scandals in the time of Brexit and COVID-19 has the potential to make the seemingly invulnerable British monarchy much more vulnerable. The British monarchy is, I suspect, one of the most expensive in Europe despite their huge personal wealth. These are times of ever increasing financial inequality and unlike a few centuries ago, there are countless examples of abolished monarchies.

        There is a certain inertia built into the very old monarchies and I think that the British monarchy mainly survives due to public apathy and the fact that Britain doesn’t have a written constitution (unlike most modern states). It would take an immense legal work to untangle it from the State, especially in terms of property. That makes it harder to get rid of. I’ve lived in Britain and from my experience the most people don’t really care about the BRF.

        Do I think that the British monarchy will be abolished? Not in my lifetime. But do I think that the possibility of it happening has been increased? Yes.

  17. aquarius64 says:

    Kate coasted for 9 years being being the IT girl of the BRF and not working foe it. Meghan came along and made Kate hustle but instead of working to show she deserves to be recognized as a future queen she helps with the bullying. Suck it up buttercup you want the spotlight and the tabloids can survive on fluff pieces for so long.

    • Britt says:

      Exactly. Once the tabs And RR’s see the Sussexes thriving and being successful and they aren’t part of it, it’s going to enrage them more and I’m sure they’ll begin to turn on Charles and The Cambridge’s.

    • Yeah, the next six months or so of Sussex silence is going to open a real vacancy on that scaffold the press uses to torch its victims for clicks.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate was only the It girl in the royal family because there was no one close to her age, at least in terms of working royals and Beatrice and Eugenie generally had even worse fashion sense than she did and they weren’t skinny. Kate’s super special vogue cover didn’t sell very well and the excuses came out to justify that she just isn’t interesting or popular and this was well before Harry even met Meghan.

      • Marie says:

        I agree Nic919 Her Vogue issue has no interview, which is odd. They must not want this women to speak at all. If she talked about her patronage’s or her life at home it would have been okay. The pictures were very boring.

  18. Harper says:

    Kate better watch out. She’s beginning to sound like the evil Queen in Snow White. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all? Of course she feels more relaxed once she had “popular” Meghan banished. I guess at this point Meghan should be glad the Cambridges weren’t sending her gift packs of poisoned apples and just stayed with the poisoned pen approach.

    • 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Love the DISNEY reference Harper. Poisoned apples indeed. 😎

    • MerryGirl says:

      She did receive a racist poison pen letter with Anthrax though while she lived at Kensington Palace and Guy did mysteriously get 2 broken legs….hmmmm.

  19. Sofia says:

    So which is it?

    Is Kate now a confident royal who has just found her voice and it was in fact Meghan in /Kate’s/ shadow and has no peers?

    Or

    Was Kate intimidated by Meghan and tried to compete with her so it was KATE in /Meghan’s/ shadow and they had some sort of one-sided competition?

    Which is it? Cause both narratives can’t be true

    • Marie says:

      I agree. Plus, is she really relieved they are gone or is she so sad and stressed? I thought she was upset Harry left and couldn’t sleep at night because her #1 crush was gone? They need to pick a narrative

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      Lol, I completely forgot the whole narrative about how Kate was becoming more confident and modernising the monarchy. These stories change so quickly!

      • ArtHistorian says:

        There are competing narrative because there are various factions and interests spinning different stories. The Cambridges certainly want to project a certain image and their PR have a certain slant – but they are no the only players on the scene.

      • Agree ArtHistorian. House Charles needs to debiggen the Cambridges and their push out of this NEXT King William thing. House Charles is going to really come out now and remind everyone that Charles is not only the NEXT king, but very much a player in the current reign. While for Queen’s court it is that she is still QUEEN. Multiple players in that viperous snake pit and I think they are all poisonous. Thank God, the Sussexes are out!

      • ArtHistorian says:

        We also have to factor in the various media outlets themselves. Ultimately, they are in the business of making money and there’s only so much mileage that they can get out of the narrative of the “perfect, regal, almost King and Queen Cambs” that KP peddles.

  20. Nina says:

    And yet she keeps cosplaying Meghan with her tuxedos and everything.
    Hopefully she’ll go back to her coatdresses soon.
    Kate is awfully pathetic and we knew it. Her jealousy toward Meghan and her insecurity was visible since their first event at the head together talk.

  21. S808 says:

    We already knew all of this but it’s funny that they’re laying it all out there. Even with the BM on her side, Kate couldn’t compete. I don’t see the comparisons stopping anytime soon tbh. BM are obsessed with Meghan and I could see them using her to yank Kate’s leash from time to time with back handed articles like this.

    • Britt says:

      When Kate wore that similar blue outfit after the Endeaver awards, I knew the media put her up to that. They want her to be like Meghan and that’s been obvious for a while

      • Well if she’s not trying to look like Diana she’s trying to copy Meghan. How empty do you have to be, to constantly copy someone else. For all Diana’s love of fashion, she did the work and made a difference and Meghan is the same. For Kate it’s all about the surface appearance. I truly think she has no real interest in making a difference. Pathetic is the word that comes to mind. Kate is pathetic.

  22. Silas says:

    Kate isn’t giving the press enough content so she’s being needled in the hope that she reacts with something they can publish.

  23. bub244 says:

    The sad thing is that Kate never had to compete with Meghan. Kate could have welcomed her into the family and in turn could have learnt from some of the things that Meghan is good at. The two women could have supported each other and made each other better. But Kate’s immaturity and pettiness made that impossible.

    • Granger says:

      This. It’s crazy that the woman who is going to be the queen of England someday would be jealous of the woman who’s married to the guy who’s 6th in line to the throne. Imagine being that insecure.

    • HK9 says:

      I think you’re on to something here

    • Marigold says:

      Exactly. I was scrolling through comments to see if someone was saying this b/c I was going to say it, too.

      They should have been a team. From day one, they could have been the most amazing co-supporters. All Kate would have had to do is put on one of Meghan’s work closet outfits to one event, one time, and there would never have been another “competing” or “resentment” article about the two women ever again. Meghan could have been allowed to make one statement about Kate’s work with children and how admirable it is and how passionate Kate is about the welfare of kids, and no one would ever have written another word about Meghan trying to compete with Kate ever again…and no one would have said Kate’s work was less impactful.

      One joint public appearance with both of them, sans husbands, at a charity that works with single mothers and their kids would have stopped all of it.

      They could have “embiggened” each other and, vicariously, the entire BRF. But no…Kate comes from a rigid class society with hereditary nobility and a freaking king. So it was never going to work because apparently this institution–deemed so crucial to the cultural survival of the UK (nonsense!)–requires members of the same family to compete against each other, instead.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        This internal competition in terms of popularity is particular to the BRF – probably because they are such a dysfunctional family.

      • Nic919 says:

        Hey remember that blind where Kate didn’t bother to offer Meghan a ride to the mall and all the crazy excuses came to justify this rude behaviour, even claiming security concerns? That was sign number one that Kate was going to be a bitch to whoever was in a serious relationship in Harry’s life.

        Kate does not have any serious female friends and the ones they trot out are ones she can dominate. That tells you everything about Kate. You don’t see her with friends from school in the same way Meghan has kept in touch with her university friends. And since Kate didn’t work she doesn’t have friends there nor does she have any aristo friends. This is not a woman who is friendly to other women who are on an equal level as her. Perhaps Carole is behind why Kate is like this, but at 38 it does demonstrate a serious deficiency in character to be this insecure around other women.

  24. ABritGuest says:

    I think this piece is all from the Sun. Just like that ‘SmartWorks success is down to Kate’ piece. Whilst it’s obvious that there were feelings about being overshadowed as mentioned in that Shipman piece last April, this is the Sun being bitchy& playing up female rivalry for clicks.

    Its sad because I remember the bitchy Fail etc dragging Kate for overshadowing the Queen at the Jubilee celebrations for wearing red McQueen then when she went the other way& was more conservative in 2016 they called her the princess of drab.

    After hailing Kate as the perfect English rose& future queen when Meghan came along, now it’s clear press want her to step up and be Meghan 2.0 so they can get clicks/sales. Shows that as a woman in the public eye you have a solid sense of who you are& can’t adopt persona etc by panel as press are flaky.

    Eyeroll at playing up racial tropes of the scary black woman with calling Meghan ‘intimidating’.

    I did see a screenshot from that Brexit Alex piece where she said that she’s jealous that least Harry seems really committed to Meghan. After Trumps tweet on Sunday I even saw a US conservative commentator say that Meghan had taken the best prince& that ‘bitch didn’t even want to be a princess’. So many interesting angles to all this Meghan hate& yes some jealousy involved.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      Lol, they are so jealous! Even in their hatred they can’t pretend that Harry is the best one. I think that’s why they hate Meghan so much (aside from the racism, classism, sexism and so on).

      A lot of her treatment reminds me of how Victoria Beckham was treated – Victoria would be vilified in the tabloids for literally existing. David was the most eligible bachelor in the UK before he married Victoria and is still gorgeous. I think it’s a lot of very frumpy bitter Bettys who think in their minds the likes of Harry/ David would be better off with them.

      I remember a picture printed of her affectionately touching her husband’s back and the level of hate she got was incredible! And they moved to the US too!

      • kellebelle says:

        When Linda married Paul McCartney she began receiving hate mail. All for marrying “the cutest” Beatle. Geez, people, eh?

      • Aria says:

        @kellebelle I never got the appeal of paul . I dont think he is handsome . He is more like beautiful like woman. He is pretty than his wives.

      • kellebelle says:

        @Aria, my favourite was George.

    • Exactly. Kate didn’t need to compete. But she has lowered and exposed herself by trying to be all things to all people. That is never a winning position. Unlike Meghan, Kate is surviving, but she is not thriving. To quote Ricky Nelson’s great Garden Party song 🎼. …You can’t please everybody, so you might as well please yourself. Or, to quote the very English Shakespeare: To thine own self be true.

  25. OriginalLala says:

    Even when she was supposedly “competing” she still dressed terribly and didn’t do much work. I’m of what this “regression” will look like lol

  26. Loretta says:

    I stop to read that article after that racist trope of the “intimidating” black woman.
    BTW Kate hasn’t style, her looks are always dated, boring and matronly.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Kate has a track record of being very threatened by other women. Look how she was with the York princesses, and the whole rural rival mess. Yes the “ intimidating “ thing comes up a lot. When you actually see a Meghan, she’s this little small boned woman. She’s at at least 3” shorter then Kate and not exactly a loud person either. This really was one sided and the press wanting drama. Reminds me of how Sharapova said Serena Williams is big and intimidating, even though Sharapova is 6’1”, and this was years after she kept losing to Willians and the doping suspension. Glad the Sussexes have gone dark for now. They don’t need this mess.

  27. Lizzie says:

    Replace ‘intimidated by’ with ‘jealous of’ and the article is accurate.

    Kate was probably the one who was incandescent with rage at being overshadowed.

    • Jaded says:

      One only needs to look at her thunder face in the photo above to know she was incandescent. That’s the real Kate showing through.

  28. M Narang says:

    The fact that this article appeared in best mate Dan Wooton’s tabloid gives me endless joy. It’s definitely not a compliment to Kate any way you slice it.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      Dan has no ethics or loyalty. Now that Meghan has gone, he’s gonna need another victim. I am convinced he’s just saving up the Rose story for a rainy day.

    • Aria says:

      Sussex gone for what two days?? We already getting dig at Kate articles and how long will dan pull tiger on William and rose story?? Cambridges made a grave mistake for trusting the press to beat Sussex. In the end press is no ones loyal . The press will be loyal to money and cambridges sorry arse is going to be on fire. Before meghan press criticize Kate for taking her kids birthday picture instead of royal photographer, after meghan came everyone praised Kate. Now meghan gone this year let’s see kate will get her praise for her kids photographed. The real test starts with prince Louis birthday picture and how press will react to it .

      • Harry learned from his mother’s mistakes with the press, William didn’t. You don’t let them in because eventually they will turn on you. You cannot tame a vicious, man eating predator.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Harry also learned from what his mother went through that “if you seek revenge then you better start digging two graves”.

        It seems to be that House of Cambridge needs to invest in a grave digging business.

      • Lexistential says:

        ITA. The only thing the British tabloids are loyal to are their sales numbers and clicks. The Cambridges are screwed.

  29. Ruby_Woo says:

    This article does not read like a compliment to Kate. If anything it’s a dig. It’s showing that jealous and competitive.

    Harry and Meghan have gone now and any leaks/ scoops about them has effectively dried up. Now that Meghan has removed herself from the picture, there is no direct comparison of how she’s terrible and Kate’s perfect. Or use imaginary protocols to beat Meghan with.

    The papers need another storyline to carry on selling papers. They have no loyalties to Kate.

  30. line says:

    Of course Kate feels is and still feels in competition with Meghan because her mother Carole Middleton have educate her daughters to thinks that I have a woman there is only the physical appearance and and the popularity that it has withdrawn from this appearance.

    So when another woman who is more attractive and who is more intelligent, hardworking and charismatic come into her world, then she feels threatened and therefore chosen to eliminate her menace from her world so that she can continue to shine.This Why reason that Kate has never developed anything intellectually and humanly substantial. In addition in the case of Meghan she had accomplished more work as royal than Kate since 9 years as female royal.She made several speeches, created for her charities two successful initiatives that could continue to financed them, and she had made three royal tours without accidents.

    • Aria says:

      Agreed. That’s why none of the Middleton sisters have any female friends. All kate friend who is friend of william or william mates wife. All these years how many times we have seen middleton sisters with their friends?? Other than partying. No spa day , no brunch , no shopping. Either kate goes alone or with her sister or her mother. Same for pippa too. I wonder whether Charlotte will inherited those female insecurity from Kate and she might also have hard time with finding female friends.

      • Some chick says:

        Charlotte really seems like her own person, so far. She seems like a firecracker compared to her apparently more shy older brother.

        Seems like being the “spare” is the best gig going.

  31. Ruby_Woo says:

    Meghan’s white outfit at last year’s Commonwealth Service was so matronly and dowdy. The contrast with this year’s green dress is startling.

    While Kate was trying her best to up her fashion game, poor Meghan was clearly trying to look more boring. I cannot wait for her to serve all the looks!

    • Aria says:

      I think courtiers might warn Meghan not to outshine keen Kate that why Meghan outfit is bad last year commonwealth but this year she slayed and poor keen Kate looks like meghan step mother.

  32. kellebelle says:

    All fabricated by the press, totally. Meghan outshone Kate just naturally, not maliciously. Kate can continue to look like a 1970′s secretary or a 1930′s schoolmarm. There was never a competition. Kate is looking so much older these days.

  33. ReneeM says:

    I about spit my coffee out reading that headline! Oh, Keen Kate…. To quote Steve Maraboli ” Toxic people will try to make you think you’re holding a grudge. Nah, That’s a boundary”.
    We all see you. The whole bunch of you.

  34. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Oh, Kate sweetie. You were NEVER competition for Meghan. But it’s clear to all she was competition for you. Now she can go back to doing what she loves best I guess: cosplaying Diana and doing literally nothing

    • Well said, Valiently Varnished. Meghan joined the Firm as a successful, intelligent, hardworking woman who had already faced prejudice and serious family drama to be her own woman. From the age of eleven, she fought for and has lent her time and effort to causes that empower or better the lives of others. Added to that she is articulate, charismatic, effortlessly beautiful and a confident public speaker. She is gold and Kate is brass. Sadly, if Kate just believed in herself and owned what she wants (traditional wife and mother role), they could have been a great team. I have the greatest respect for a woman choosing the work of traditional wife and mother. That’s as hard and important a gig as any other role a woman might choose. Kate’s problem is she just won’t own it. She pretends to want and to be something she is not.

      • bitchy architect says:

        @JA lowcountry-
        totally agree- they could’ve have been such a good team. There was a place for both of their talents/interests. Meghan brought the RF relevance, inclusion, modernity and Kate could have been the link to the past, tradition, and the brexit brigade. By chasing her out of the country they just made themselves irrelevant.

  35. one of the Marys says:

    Can someone address the comment about the Queen cutting off Meghan’s access to the royal jewels? I thought that was only ever a petty dig at the queen and a rumour. Did that actually happen in some obvious or documented way??

    • Aria says:

      According to many sources queen has banished Meghan to never use the royal collection. That’s why we got the source not long ago how Kate was so smart that she befriend queen personal jewelry assistant who manage the crown jewelry , so she can wear it whenever she wants. How Meghan is stupid she didnt befriend that person , so no royal jewelry to Meghan. But for me Kate always get ugly piece from royal collection aside from lover tiara. Other than that all her royal collection peirce are hideous. We have seen many beautiful piece in that collection where eugene tiara , or sophie or even camilla and queen get good piece.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      There was also a story printed (can’t remember where) that William threw a tantrum about Meghan wearing royal jewels, specifically those once worn by Diana – and that those pieces should be reserved for Kate.

      Kate has worn some nice pieces from the collection. The Lotus and Halo Tiaras are exquisite pieces of art deco design. Personally, I don’t care for the Cambridge Lover’s Knot – it is too tall and the bows are just twee. There are superior drop pearl tiaras in other royal houses (such as the Perle Poire Tiara of the DRF, which I’ve seen in person and it is magnificent). The Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace is also gorgeous and she’s worn some nice earrings from the royal collection as well. Not to mention that she has worn the Queen’s engagement bracelet given to her by Philip, which is also an art deco design, which I personally think was a golden age of high jewelry design.

      Sophie, on the other hand, has been loaned quite a few tiaras and they are all aesthetic monstrosities.

      My issue with the article about Kate befriending Angela Kelly and that means that she can use whatever royal jewels that she wants is that Kelly is just the caretaker of the collection. In the end, it is not her who decides if a member of the RF gets to borrow a piece. That is the Queen’s decision.

      Kate has worn more substantial pieces in recent years – at the same time that Charles has been taking on more of the Queen’s work. It is clear that they have been working on a slow transition so the more impressive jewels on Kate is probably to emphasize her future status. And she will be Princess of Wales and Queen Consort barring a complete social upheaval. The ladies on the upper steps of the pecking order get the best jewels, that’s just how it is.

      We also have to factor in that Meghan’s style is very minimalist when it comes to jewelry. Those big royal pieces are not her style at all and, unlike Kate, she hasn’t had any tiara events besides her wedding. No State Dinners, etc. Unlike other European RFs, the BRF doesn’t really have a lot of tiara events – and Meghan left the royal fold before she had a chance to attend any of those events that require big-gun jewels.

      Bottom line, we don’t actually know whether Meghan was forbidden wearing royal jewels. Those stories could simply be inventions of the press to signal to their racist audience that the biracial duchess was being put in her place.

      • Totally agree with everything you’ve said ArtHistorian. I always thought William pitching a fit was true. Always knew Queen decides who wears what, not her dresser. And I’ve always believed —- given Meghan’s love of minimalist jewelry —- that it was never an issue for her. I think that even the size of her wedding ring is more ring than Meghan truly would prefer to wear on a daily basis.

      • Silas says:

        The main indicators are Meghan not being given anything to wear on the tours and having to borrow the diamond earrings she wore with the blue cape dress.

  36. JT says:

    So they’re blaming the pussybows on Meghan now? What they need to realize is that there was no competition. Meghan out-dressed, out-classed, and outspoke Kate at every turn. This was a one-sided fight from the beginning. Meghan is everything Kate could never be and that was always the problem. If you really think about, Kate never actually stepped up at all. She wasn’t actually working more. Her schedule remained the same as always. She just had the appearance of looking busy. Her cc number we’re pretty much the same last year. The only difference was the press coverage. (Apologies for grammar, no coffee)

  37. Züri says:

    On some level, Kate and her mother must realize that no amount of bespoke clothing, makeup, blowouts, cosmetic procedures, jewelry, and positive press can cover up that which she sorely lacks: intelligence, charisma, and substance. Meghan oozes these traits, among other things, and there is no way Kate ever could have kept up.

    • But Zuri, Kate could still do the work and grow. That is what is so disappointing about her. She only thinks about it, she only shows up for the photo op or the count to her calendar, she takes credit for the work of others. For the past decade and into the foreseeable future she could take advantage of the smartest minds out there on any subject that interests her. She could self-educate, learn and grow and make a huge difference. If she wants to use Diana as a model, then she should use the best of Diana. Diana — while dealing with serious personal issues — still grew and learned and made a huge difference.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I think Bill Cambridge, aided by Ma Middleton, has beaten Kathy’s self-esteem to pulp so they could control the mother of the FFF King.

      • Züri says:

        I totally agree with you, but there is nothing that Kate has done in the last twenty years that would indicate she has the desire or interest to do the work and grow. Everything is exceedingly superficial with her (and her family), though I don’t doubt she’s probably a very good mother.

  38. yinyang says:

    This arcticle is also posted on DM, but I don’t have the gag reflex to go over there, obviously an article like this is written so all comments can revolve around how Kate dresses so tastefully and frugally like a true future queen, and Meghan dresses for attention and spends millions on her clothes, I suppose it’s open season on Meghan over there right now, smh. All these pieces are meant to do is distract people from what the RF do, f-all.

  39. Rachel says:

    Kate looks tired and aged compared to Meagan.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Rose Hanbury looks tired and aged compared to Megha.

      Bill Cambridge must be one big piece of high maintenance work.

      • Aria says:

        But rose is not high maintenance like Meghan and kate. Someone said here that true blue blood wont bother that much with external appearances. Same with diana too she wears good dress but she never over do with her hair or wearing so much makeup. She keeps her makeup and jewelry to a minimum.

  40. Lia says:

    PUHHHHHLEEEZE!! Kate is jealous & petty! She could not even come close to being glamorous. its NOT her style or vibe.

  41. Amelie says:

    It is so clear having Meghan around made Kate “improve” her style game. I have to admit over the past two-three years of Meghan being part of the BRF, Kate definitely was going out of her comfort zone with the clothes she wore. Such as wearing trousers!! Kate hardly EVER wore pants unless they were skinny jeans for casual outings. Meghan shows up wearing slacks to a few events and all of a sudden Kate is too. And to be fair, I didn’t think Meghan’s fashion was so much better than Kate’s, just very different and it was clear Kate felt threatened. I’ll miss the copycatting but I will not miss Kate and William’s passive aggressiveness towards Meghan.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Meghan had great fashion but her clothes never fit.

      Kate’s clothes fit to perfection but are not fashionable.

    • Yoyo says:

      Even with ill fitting clothes she still look better than Kate drowning in jewelry.
      Meghan seems to glow from inside, and boy did that piss off the RR.

  42. yinyang says:

    The british made it clear that Meghan cannot outshine Kate, that’s why her wardrobe was terrible last year, I think this tour was glamourous but it was done as her last time being royal, I don’t think she’ll be dressing like this either. I’m curious, now that she’s gone back to California what her wardrobe is going to be, this time around she’s representing the Queen and the weather is very different than UK and Canada. Just about all the other royals dress better than the British Royal Family: Letizia, Maxima, Mathilde mixed with warmer climate flair is an inspiration, but if her budget doesn’t allow for that some of the lesser known and former politicians wives dress well too. Can’t wait to see.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Peersonally, I think that Mary of Denmark and Letizia of Spain are consistently the best dressed royal women. I love Maxima but she’s very hit and miss fashion wise. She has pulled out some stunning looks but she also has her share of sartorial horrors.

  43. Jaded says:

    This whole Sussexit thing was bound to come back to bite Wm and Kate. Now that the tabloids and RRs don’t have Harry and Meghan to kick around they’re going to start circling like vultures around a carcass and if those two don’t step up their game they will attack – surreptitiously of course like this back-handed article, but they’re hoarding loads of tea on the Cambridges. Wm won’t be able to huff and puff and pound his chest against the tabs because they’ll come for him and his useless wife in a heartbeat. Meanwhile, back in CA, Harry and Meghan are going to jump out of the gate once this COVID-19 monster is laid to rest and mark my words, they are going to shine circles around those snot-nosed laggards.

    • Harla says:

      and just wait until the Cambridge kids come of age, the press will only get more vicious.

  44. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    There never was any competition. Meghan has IT and Kate never will. That’s just how it is.

  45. Kate says:

    All the money and privilege in the world and they still have the absolute worst PR team.

  46. Emily says:

    Kate’s competitive about the wrong things if she focused on her wardrobe and hair instead of the work. This article makes Kate sound very shallow.

  47. Sass says:

    “No longer feels the need to compete”

    Is how the evil stepsisters felt when their mom locked Cinderella in the tower.

    I’m shocked sources are actually admitting this.

    • Reese says:

      Need to compete is translated as not having to work. Megan and Harry will always run circles around Will and Kate in the work department. My feeling is that M & H are no longer apart of the firm, people will always have more of an interest in them then they will W & K. I wish nothing but the best for Megan, Harry and Archie.

      • Sass says:

        @reese, accurate. My point is that Kate is pretty much admitting she’s a petty, jealous, insecure person, and I’m just amazed she’s outright admitted it.

        I’m Team Sussex all the way!

  48. RedWeatherTiger says:

    What a sad, empty woman she is. And what’s worse: she probably landed her job as Ice Duchess BECAUSE of her emptiness.

  49. Thea says:

    I wonder if Kate will feel the need to compete with Charlotte in the future.

  50. The Recluse says:

    I am completely done with these mediocrities in the Royal Family.
    Hopefully they will usher in the end of this particular institution with their utter idiocy.

  51. Pepper says:

    I was looking at older pictures of Kate’s so-called ‘rival’ Rose Hanbury and she was absolutely stunning when she was a younger party girl attending all kinds of socialite events. She looks quite middle-aged now, as the respectable housewife and Marchioness not helped by being married to an older, rather cumudgeonly looking man. But what I observed from these photos was how much more natural she appeared than Kate as a young woman who just seemed to know who she was and who truly fit into the aristocratic circles because of her own background. I am not for or against aristocracy, in fact I have lapped the very outskirts of some of that in my own family and friendship circles although I have led a far from privileged lifestyle. However, I was struck by Rose’s natural confidence and manner that she carried in her wild girl days because in Kate’s partying days she always looked like she was too self-aware with an element of the scheming social-climber. It’s hard to fully respect or empathise with someone who has purely social ambition and who does not in return show empathy with others less fortunate than they are. That’s how I’ve always viewed Kate.

  52. Awkward symphony says:

    Outch this gotta burn for the egoistics keenbridges! Intresting that the tabloids are not even bothering with subtle hints now. Could this be because of lack of leaks to distract these wolves??? If so I hope they go after NormalBill next and his alleged affair(s).

    I’ve said it on earlier pos4w how keenkate suddenly started wearing trousers and more recently suits when she used to only vintage dress & cosplay her dead mother in law! We’ve only seen her wear jeggings and now she’s all about dressing up in baggy trousers in a desperate attempt to seem “young & trendy”! This women is nearly 40 but still cant find her own style🤦‍♀️

  53. Ina says:

    What a pathetic vapid woman!

  54. LucyLee says:

    Celebrating mediocrity.

  55. Pierre Lecouteur says:

    WAITY IS A MEAN GIRL PERIOD

  56. HK9 says:

    I know she’s gonna be Queen and all but after watching her all this time I’m so disappointed. Kate is just a basic bitch with an expensive wardrobe, and an underused intellect steeped in colonialism. Such a waste of time and talent.

    • kellebelle says:

      Queen consort, and the intellect really isn’t there.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I’m with kellebelle. I honestly don’t think the intellect is there. She asks the stupidest questions during their events. Anyone with intellectual curiosity could think of better things to ask or say than, “Oh, how interesting!” I believe it was said that she rode the FFK’s coattails to get her degree in Art History. She clearly has an interest in photography but her comments in art-related areas have been incredibly dumb for someone who majored in the subject. I just don’t think she’s dumbing herself down, I think she comes by it naturally.

  57. Kkat says:

    Something interesting I have noticed on this thread, where have all the bots gone?
    None of the new Meghan hater accounts chimed up in this thread.
    Did they all go back to Tumblr? (I hope)

  58. RoyalBlue says:

    Interesting for me how methodically they go after the women in their stories. Why not focus on how much Cain can relax now that He has successfully exiled Abel. I am more interested in focusing on the incompetencies and dalliances of the future future king but I guess they’d rather not bring attention to his weaknesses.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree, but the tabloids always go after the women first, and that’s why I think Charlotte will be in for a hell of a time over her brothers in about a decade.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        I think they don’t go after the heirs. Everyone else is fair game. So yes. Charlotte and Louis….you in danger kids.

  59. Well-Wisher says:

    There has been a pattern in terms of leaking in the UK, most actually all of Kate Middleton’s leaking is through the daily Fail. Her husband and employees do mostly the sun sun times and Richard Kay of Fail.
    Kate blamed Harry for being “in her feelings” for passive aggressive behavior that led her bullying spouse to do a mini coup in the piece by rebecca English. She conceded that she has to “save” the BRF to US weekly. She pointed her finger metaphorically.
    Now it is her husband’s turn hence the sun. People are not purchasing the news so daily Fail took it. The Sussexes left so does the answer to Meghan’s lawsuit against them.

    It seems all the fingers are pointed back at her.

    All she had to do is not indulge in comparison.
    Meghan excelled in beauty, fashion, work ethic and public speaking . She can read the room and speak especially when she is in her normal level of confidence. She does this without being smug.

    How does this make the future Consort look and sound?

  60. songbirds_thrive says:

    Before even reading a word, my response is:

    What??? Huh???

    :rofl: 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

  61. Kerenza says:

    I’m from the UK, and a large part of us here have no time at ALL for the RF or even the concept of them. However, the snarky part of me is looking at the pic at the bottom of a sour looking Kate (in red) in front of Meghan and being super surprised that they are the same age. Kate does look a fair bit older which I expect played into the jealousy.