Prince William: ‘I think Britain is at its best, weirdly, when we’re all in a crisis’


Well, well. Ol’ Workshy William has finally found a way to “contribute” during the pandemic. It took him weeks to work it out, and he and Kate were so slow to realize that they could – gasp – work from home, place Zoom calls to charities and put their faces out to take credit for being future king and future queen. Nevermind that they waited until the Countess of Wessex, Prince Charles and Camilla and even the Queen had all shown that they were working from home. After last week’s call-in to kids of essential workers, William did separate Zoom chats with charities and then used the Kensington Royal social media to publicize it.

Prince William shared some heartfelt words of gratitude with local volunteers in honour of his new role as patron of the National Emergencies Trust, which began on Easter Sunday. The Duke of Cambridge made calls to small charities in Yorkshire and Wales in order to thank those who volunteer for them for their hard work. The trust has raised millions of pounds with its coronavirus appeal, which is being distributed to local charities to help with valuable work in the community.

Last week, William spoke via video link to Jacky Crawford, head of service at Moorland Community Charity in the East Riding of Yorkshire, which runs a food bank and delivers hot meals on wheels. Jacky told him that the charity has seen a “really dramatic increase” in referrals since the outbreak of COVID-19 before saying: “There’s nothing like a crisis to bring you all together.” The Prince agreed, responding: “I think Britain is at its best, weirdly, when we’re all in a crisis. That community spirit and community feel comes rushing back quicker than anything else.”

The Prince also chatted with Natalie Webster, who runs Dal Dy Dir, a community farm in Wales that was founded to support people with disabilities which has used the funding from the NET to distribute food parcels to vulnerable people nearby. William said: “Thank goodness you’re there, Natalie. It’s got to be reassuring for everyone when so much is changing around them to know that you’re still there and your team are still looking out for them. That little bit of reassurance goes a long way.”

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The headline everyone is running with is “I think Britain is at its best, weirdly, when we’re all in a crisis.” It sounds idiotic on its own, but I watched the video and it came out organically, after Jackie Crawford was talking at length about all of the work she’s doing in the field in Yorkshire to support the community. The part that bothered me about that call was that he cuts her off when she’s trying to brag about some additional, small initiatives they’re working on in Yorkshire. Rude! As for the idea or the reality that Britain loves a crisis… can something be tone-deaf AND true? Because it feels like it’s both.

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The Duke of Cambridge, newly announced as Patron of @National_Emergencies_Trust_ (NET) spoke with the Moorlands Community Charity in Yorkshire about the challenges they are facing and how they are using NET funding to support their community. The charity runs a food bank and are delivering freshly cooked hot meals to increasing numbers of isolated individuals, and have seen a significant rise in referrals to the service since the outbreak of Covid-19. Moorlands accessed NET funding extremely quickly in order to purchase emergency rations of female sanitary products, nappies, baby milk powder and toilet rolls, that had been in short supply due to stockpiling. Visit @national_emergencies_trust_ to find out more about #NETCoronavirusAppeal, launched by The Duke of Cambridge last month.

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    He’s trending on UK twitter over this and is getting dragged big time. Check the hashtag PrinceWilliam.

    The spirit of his comment is true which can also be said of a lot people and other countries but his choice of words was bad taste, esp also as they posted a photo of their 21 room house (KP) on Easter Sunday. People are worried about money, paying their bills and keeping a roof over their heads and there is Cain and Unable rubbing their privilege in everyone faces. They really are utterly clueless and soo bad at reading the room.

    The British media like to portray the RF, esp the DoLittles, as beloved by the people – SM tells a different story. People see the Cambridges in particular for what they are, esp over the way Meghan has been treated.

    Am here for the backlash – its only a matter of time before the tabloids turn on Cain and Unable for clickbait.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      OMG #princewilliam is a thing of beauty! lolol. THE COMMENTS!!!

      My favorite, in the short scroll I did: “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. So I wonder was #PrinceWilliam at his best when he was going through that crisis #princewilliamaffair that caused him to pull #HumanRightsViolation cards on the Flag of United Kingdompress & SM & threaten lawsuits”

    • Ali says:

      The Prince William Twitter dragging is great.

      However, I bet in 3 hours Dan Wooten will have a Sussex exclusive story.

      • Korra says:

        Wooten is apparently too busy posting about Carole Haskins and reposting Bill Maher’s racist garbage on coronavirus. Convenient. I suppose it just slipped his mind that Willie made some tone deaf comments. Wonder if he would be so consumed with the Carole Haskins murder mystery if Harry had said the same thing? Hmm…

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        Dan Wootten was begging people to buy a copy of his newspaper a week ago.

        He claimed it was supporting ‘true journalism’. A lot of people brought out the receipts of old Sun articles critising:
        – Junior Doctors for wanting decent pay and working conditions
        – Foreign doctors and nurses (the same foreigners that are keeping the NHS going)

        They literally had a headline that said ‘sack the docs’.

        Turns out The Sun has lost about £68 million and near to becoming bankrupt and going out of business.

    • Aria says:

      Lol Sussex doesnt have to worry about the cambridges. They will be implode on their own in coming years and the press cant forever cover their ass. They will turn on them when their pocket dry. Sussex never said any done deaf but the press and cambridges accused harry as dumb one meanwhile William proves again and again how dumb and out of touch he was.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        I am convinced that they are keeping the Rose Hanbury details quiet to bring it out on a rainy day.

    • FHMom says:

      Abraham Lincoln said: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Most people can be strong when they need to be. William didn’t say anything inspiring or controversial.

      • Aria says:

        He didnt say anything controversial ?? He was the one who joked about people hyping coronavirus when thousands of chinese died. Now he is the one who says we are at the best when we are in crisis?? This crisis killed 10000 in uk alone and many people lost their job . Easy for him and family where they dont have to worry about their food or shelter where million people are.

      • Ainsley7 says:

        @Aria, He wasn’t talking about people being at their best in terms of finances, health, or that they enjoy a crisis. He was talking about the community spirit and ability to adjust that crisis brings out in British people. It’s been part of the national identity since WWII. It’s not new or controversial. It was in reference to the money that the charity had raised for those effected by the virus directly and indirectly.

      • DarlingDiana says:

        @Ainsley, yes you are right. It is obvious, uncontroversial, and an idea that many people share.
        It is no different than people searching for reasons to berate Harry. Some people will find fault no matter what.

    • Mac says:

      People all around the U.K. are rising to the challenge of covid-19. However awkwardly phrased, that is what William was acknowledging and I think it is quite disingenuous to take his words out of context to attack him commending the hard work of so many.

      Social media is many things, but it is not a reflection of the public writ large.

      • Chubs says:

        He has helped raise millions of pounds in the past 3 weeks, so at least he is helping. He should not have made the joke about the virus

      • GG says:

        @MAC I get what you’re saying, because the message is that WIlliam is acknowledging how patriotic the UK is in times of crisis and sets aside class and personal difference to persevere “For Queen and Country.” Yeah, it’s unfortunate he chose to phrase it that way and certainly when taken out of context sounds WAY worse than it is in reality but I would caution you against saying that it’s “disingenuous” to “attack” him when William “means well.” To say that means you have to acknowledge how Meghan’s well intentioned efforts to work within the royal Family were disingenuously reported to attack her (repeatedly and for MUCH less). Is it obnoxious to read the same 30 comments (I’m specifically referring to consistent affirmations of hatred towards W&K that aren’t critical of the article subject Kaiser is reporting on and don’t create discussion) on any CB article that is about the Cambridges regardless of the article’s substance? Sure. I would also assert that about consistent affirmations of hatred towards H&M (although those are fewer and farther between on this site!) Is there room to criticize William in this article? Absolutely! Is he the anti-Christ because he didn’t word the sentiment perfectly? No. On the scale of William’s sins, this falls on the “less offensive” side for me.

      • VS says:

        @Chubs —- “He has helped raise millions of pounds in the past 3 weeks”….I wish I could be…….I better stop!

      • MeganBot2020 says:

        How exactly has he “helped”?

      • Nic919 says:

        Social media is much more relevant now than it was five years ago and when random people criticize William saying a poorly phrased thing yet again, this is not to be dismissed as a stan war. I saw plenty of comments under the Sky News tweet and Reuters tweet, where William’s words were accurately reported and not “disingenuous” and his message fell flat. The stiff upper lip for Britain thing is not coming off well because the government policy of herd immunity has killed thousands. Regular folk were experiments and someone like William doesn’t have to worry about being used as a guinea pig.
        This is a problem with the monarchy in general and many criticized the Queen as well. The rich elites are hiding away from this virus and will have access to private care, if required.
        Sure William wasn’t being malicious when he said what he did, but he, like so many other elites, think that spouting platitudes will uplift those who are afraid. It won’t help because the masses have been betrayed by words and they need to see action. Doing videos to raise money and not donate any of your own is not action. This problem goes beyond William and Kate, but their bare minimum efforts are looking even worse in light of the increased scrutiny being placed on all those with excess riches.

      • Tessa says:

        He has not raised a cent. The agencies do that. Where is his contribution of needed hospital items? Actor James McAvoy did this, why not William?

      • Jaded says:

        @Chubs – ORLY? William hasn’t raised anything. He sits on his royal ass at Anmer and makes some calls with his Catty wife. I guarantee you not a dime has come out of his personal coffers.

      • Harper says:

        Does anyone else think he’s probably not even wearing pants during these calls? Just shorts and flip flops?

      • Vivagal says:

        @Aria, you totally misunderstood the context and tone of William’s comment and are always quick to find fault when there is none. You criticisms would be more valued if they were measured and fair versus a constant, run-on diatribe.

    • Tessa says:

      William never really prepared so he looks like a fish out of water trying to play The Great Statesman. He needs to just keep a low profile.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I think the British rally around the royal family more in a crisis (“The Queen is old, she lived through worse, hurrah!”) so of course William would reinforce “sticking together” in a time of crisis. For his own purposes.

      And not just to pick on William. I think most leaders try to rally nationalism during a crisis and to use it for their own purposes.

      • DarlingDiana says:

        Well, trying to bring people together in any way that doesn’t hurt others would see m to be a good thing. Does it just depends on who is doing the “bringing together”, I wonder?

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        That hasn’t really happened. The Queen’s speech did overall get a warm reception, and I like the tone of her speech.

        But all crisises do is highlight the disparity in circumstances depending on your wealth. Usually the British Media just demonise the poor (benefit scroungers, lazy etc) to deflect, but this crisis has affected EVERYONE.

        When Charles fled to Scotland after being positive for Covid, people were livid. British people are rallying around the NHS staff, the Royals aren’t getting a look in.

      • Ruby_Woo says:

        @DarlingDiana: people don’t want to be brought together. They want PPE for frontline workers, more testing, effective healthcare and financial support if they are struggling.

        And communities have been galvanising and helping eachother long before he opened his mouth.

        He should keep his pearls of wisdom to himself and just say ‘thank you’ or you know… make donations and stop receiving tax money.

    • Missskirrtin says:

      How come the British press can’t touch Andrew or Fergie? They have a lot to unload…

      • Tessa says:

        Andrew is feverishly defended on some blogs and comments sections.And the young woman is trashed.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      He’s trying to do the whole ‘Churchill Blitz spirit’ thing, which is something that people are getting really fed up of cos 1000s of people are dead.

      It’s easy to romanticise crisis when crisis never affects you. His idea of crisis if having an affair being made public.

    • Ruby_Woo says:

      Maybe his words were taken out of context (I can’t even bring myself to watch the video), but it reminds of all the times any little thing Meghan did (or didn’t do) would become a twitter storm. The tabloids purposely wrote outrageous headlines just to get click bait and people would get so angry!

      I don’t wish that kind of pile-on, on anyone, but since these two so blatantly relished the pile-on on Meghan (those stunt photos of them boarding an (empty) commercial plane to show how much they care for the environment really sealed it for me, I have NO sympathy.

    • sandy says:

      Social media is not real life. Just ask Bernie Sanders.

  2. (TheOG) jan90067 says:

    Nope. A Zoom call isn’t “helping”. Praising people for what THEY are doing isn’t helping YOURSELF. *Asking* for people to help” ISN’T helping YOURSELF. Open your damned wallet, you tight-fisted Penis with Teeth. If ANYONE in this family made a PERSONAL donation, you’d better believe we’d hear about it. All of their arms would be in slings from patting themselves on the back!

    While they’re “riding it out” in their mansions and palaces, with servants still catering to them, shopping for them, no fear of bills, mortgages etc… yeah… NOT helping.

    • carmen says:

      Exactly!!! Is there any chance that we’re all wrong and he’s secretly making donations and actually doing something meaningful to help? Nah..

    • Sarah says:

      I have been unable to un-see Penis With Teeth since I read it on here. He used to be so handsome, but eventually you get the face you deserve. He’s a d*ck from the inside out.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Britain is at it’s best *FOR YOU* in a crisis. Because you can parlay a few superficial, half-hearted attempts at empathy into being labeled “ The people’s prince!”. Or at least, that’s what you seem to hope.

      With over 10,000 people dead, for everybody else, it’s just a f-cking crisis.

  3. Aria says:

    When I think about cambridges I always think them as moon. Where as Sussex as sun and they will shine no matter what. From this analogy you can understand why cambridges drive out the sun shine Sussex because unlike moon sun comes everyday to do its show unless clouds comes between the sun. Same as Sussex who loves to work where as cambridges like moon , sometimes comes in full or doesnt come out. In daytime too moon was there but its cant shine with sun around. Same way cambridges cant have sun shine Sussex around them. But driving them out what we have is moon and night time. People will be sick of night time and always look for day dawn and sun light. With Sussex too , people will be happy to be in their sunshine than in moonlight. Now this is cambridges time to shine , instead they are running to press and still blaming how sun is blocking them to shine. This is night time so cambridges will be shined and praised for . Moon only have few hours (for cambridges its months or years) and there is this moon , clouds and storm which is blocking the sun at this moment. But these are not permanent but temporary. sun will come out and shine bright and no one can stop and dim their light.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      ^^ Thanks @ Aria, for sharing that profound analogy. It’s very deep and thought-provoking. What you say and how you describe the sun and the moon in the context of what’s going on now, seems so true.

  4. Becks1 says:

    I think we all understand what he was trying to say, but it just came off as tone-deaf and out of touch, especially considering his comments in March about coronavirus being “overhyped.”

    • Ali says:

      I have no idea what he is trying to say.

    • Sofia says:

      William’s done this loads of times. He intends to say one thing which on paper sounds great, inspiring, relatable, funny etc but he doesn’t have the charm to pull it off. And his timing and awareness is shabby

      • VS says:

        @Sofia —— Exactly!!! instead of trying to be inspiring, funny and all that, he can take his father’s route and just try to be himself.
        He is unfortunately not charismatic enough to pull it off; this ended up sounding incredibly dumb…….well, he tried!

    • Cosmo says:

      Everything the dolittles do is out of touch. Good luck Brits. This guy will be king one day.

    • Nic919 says:

      It’s interesting that he’s getting dragged on social media for this, and as much as stans would like to pretend it doesn’t matter, it actually does. The dragging is coming from the general public, not people who follow royal stuff and the ages skew younger too… I.e. the future of Britain. Maybe some of the older ones think this stiff upper lip nonsense is encouraging, but having seen the havoc and unnecessary death that has been wrought because of the UK policy of herd immunity, for a few weeks anyway, many are upset and William spouting a few platitudes isn’t going to make the average person feel better.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        From what I’ve seen its been a mix of age groups that doing the dragging, his comments are been seen as insensitive and out of touch. People have remembered his comments in Ireland and how he laughed! Just like he laughed when people had to leave the Wimbledon tournament early due to transport strikes.

        The struggles of his ‘subjects’ is nothing but a joke to him and her.

  5. line says:

    I think the reason they had take so long for figure the good behavior to adopted is due to the fact that the Cambridges are incapable of innovative ideas so they that expect to see the work of other members of the royal family to be able to copy because it is the only thing that Cambridges know how to do. Copy or attribute the work of others for thimselves.

    • Harper says:

      Yes, and once Will landed on “two-minute zoom calls with a charity or some kids” that’s it. He is locked in. This is what he is going to do from now until lockdown ends and post it for the enjoyment of the nation. Kate did her one call last week so anyone want to place a bet on when she shows up again?

      I even saw a photo of Prince Andrew outside in a work shirt putting a care package together under the instruction of Sarah Ferguson. He was dressed, standing up in the sunshine, which seems way more than Wills is doing.

  6. RoSco says:

    Once the current monarch is no longer on the throne, can we replace these human mascots with her corgis as mascots instead? Think of all the benefits.

  7. Seraphina says:

    Yes Wills, just repeat what Churchill and other have said in the last when the country was facing adversity. Well done. An original thought you are not capable of

    • Tessa says:

      William and Churchill are light years apart. William is just a poser now. IMO.

      • Aria says:

        Agree. Also most brits dont know what churchill did to people of color. His racist remarks are forgotten beacuse he fight nazi??

      • Seraphina says:

        I am not saying they are comparable nor that they are of the same cloth nor Churchill’s lack of ethical and moral behavior be forgotten. What I am saying is many famous Brits have said this long before Wills. And yes is a poser.

  8. Imtired says:

    What should this crisis teach us? Appreciate the things we have and the joys of meeting at a park etc. But there’s a bother thing, its time to divest from china including zoom and Huawei. Will should educate himeslef and talk to Boris about Huawei if he actually cares for his kingdom.

  9. Silas says:

    I bet William just winged these calls as well.

    Can any of his people please get through to him that he needs to prepare and think through what he wants to say. The amount of verbal blunders he has is ridiculous. He’s totally out of touch and lacks empathy for other people but surely he can be better at faking it.

    • Aria says:

      He and his wife is done deaf and they cant show sympathy. Yet their fans praise them to heaven and says how well they are preapred for this role . It will be Interesting when he become king or even prince of Wales. We will see how duchy will be under his .

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        FYI: William will NOT be taking over management of the Duchy of Cornwall. Prince Charles knows that it would NOT fare well in Cain’s hands. Plus Cain/Willileaks doesn’t want to have anything to do with the duchy, since he really doesn’t like to work hard.

        There’s already been an announcement that Margaret’s son, the 2nd Earl Snowden (David Linley) will inherit managing control of the Duchy of Cornwall. It sounds like a good choice by Prince Charles. Too bad that the monarchy can’t be placed in safer hands as well!

      • ArtHistorian says:

        You’re confusing The Prince’s Trust with the Duchy of Cornwall. The latter goes automatically to the Prince of Wales and it will most definitely be William’s decision how it is to be managed when he becomes PoW. It will probably be managed by someone hired to do the daily oversight and not by William personally other than the big picture, unless he prefers to leave that to a hireling as well.

        Linley has been chosen to manage the Prince’s Trust after Charles becomes King since neither of his sons were interested.

  10. Marie says:

    I do love how a lot of people see Will and Kate for what they are. It’s glorious. I personally loved the dragging he got. He wanted the spotlight. I hope he enjoys it.

  11. SJR says:

    All right that is enough from up today, Prince Wiiliam.
    If this is his idea of supporting stinks.
    The UK/Britian has endured brutal times WWI and WWII damn near wiped Britian off the planet, the huge numbers of young men killed, etc.

    Cheap talk from PW is actually that.
    BRF has dominated/held down their “subjects” for hundreds of years. Even now, their personal wealth vs. charity work is an uneven balance.

    I have been an Anglophile for many years but I am about at the end of my patience.
    QE has earned her place in history, when her reign ends abolish the monarchy.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      They only started doing charity work to justify their existence in the modern world (at a time when several of they royal/imperial colleagues were deposed and/or killed). They use their charitable endeavors a nice facade and hope that the people forget just how rich they are. It is a survival strategy and only a very few member of the BRF actually enjoys doing it.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      I agree, but I would say, start the process of wrapping it up when Charles inherits the throne. And as well, the coronation ceremony should be scaled down by a lot! Times have changed, and no one is truly interested in all that expensive faux pomp and circumstance.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      The British monarchy won’t be abolished unless something truly catastrophic happens. It survives on a general public apathy and the fact that it would be a huge time-consuming bother to untangle it legally from the State, both in terms of privileges and property. Britain doesn’t have a written constitution but rather a collection of legal precedence, etc. This will make it very difficult to abolish the monarchy – especially if the BRF fights it, which they will, probably through the courts.

      Monarchies have historically only fallen in the wake of bloody revolution, war or undemocratic coups. While the effects of both Brexit and Covid-19 might make the BRF more vulnerable to criticism ( along with the rest of the 1%), it is impossible to predict how hard the effects will be and if they will be substantial enough to be a significant game changer with regard to the workings of British society.

      I think it is purely wishful thinking that the British monarchy will end with Liz. It won’t. It is too entrenched in the fabric British society and government – and the establishment has no wish to begin a process that will be both very time-consuming and cost a lot of money. There’ll probably be more public criticism since Liz’s “aura” is due to her extreme longevity on the throne. Charles may have to accept a significantly slimmed down institution when it comes to public funding and probably less pomp and circumstance at his coronation. However, Charles will be king and so will William. I even doubt that the ritual of coronation will be abolished, which, frankly, it should because a coronation has NO place in a constitutional monarchy where the new monarch ought to be proclaimed by the PM, like they do elsewhere.

      • Beth says:

        I knew people and intellectuals who said Brexit will never happen. Do you know how much it’s cost us to disassociate ourselves from the EU? It’s more than what we’ve paid into the EU in the 45 plus years we’ve been members of the EU. Never say never, it takes only a referendum to abolish the monarchy.Once we Brits strike nothing changes our mind. This is why the RF lick the assess of the press. Once the press chime in and brainwash the people it’s game over. Just like like they brainwashed the masses with immigrant chants which lead to Brexit. NEVER SAY NEVER. it takes one person to sponsor the media against the RF and that’s it.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        The EU is as much much younger organization than the British monarchy – and the Brits have always been pretty insular when it comes to the Continent as they call the rest of Europe. It is not comparable since the European Community has always been seen as something exterior to Britain. It doesn’t have historical and symbolic weight that a 1000 year old institution has – there’s an inbuilt inertia in an institution as old as this (hell, it even survived a revolution and a 2 decades long interregnum, which is pretty unique in history when it comes to restored monarchies). Not to mention that there were and are forces in the political establishment that wanted Brexit whereas very few in the establishment actively wants to abolish the monarchy. It is like comparing apples to oranges. Brexit wasn’t really that much of a surprise for those some of us.

        Not to mention that there’s been decades of active, organized hostility to the EU – as there has been in many membership countries. The republican movement, on the other hand, is pretty toothless. The only truly vulnerable monarchy in Europe is Spain with Sweden as a distant number 2.

        I’m never saying never – but the possibility is MINUSCULE! And it frankly takes much much more than one person to sponsor the media against the BRF because most of the British media isn’t really that invested in the issue. Indeed, a significant part make money of the BRF. Like I said, it will either take something truly cataclysmic on a political/societal scale or fx something like incontrovertible evidence of criminal wrongdoing of a monarch/an heir. The Saxo-Coburg Gotha/Windsor dynasty has produced generations of incurious mediocrities but they have always been good at surviving.

  12. Carrie says:

    Whoever coined the phrase: “a Prince among men” certainly could never have envisaged Charles, William or Albert. This royalty lark is all a con really isn’t it? Smoke and mirrors. Mediocre people with very mediocre morals.

  13. Kate says:

    This guy is a PR nightmare in the royal’s efforts to insure the future of the gravy train.

    • MerryGirl says:

      The Royals killed the future of the gravy train when the drove the Sussexes out. Trust me, once that coffin dodger is gone, their days will be numbered.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        ^^ Exactly! At least with the Sussex union, it looked like the monarchy was trying to update and modernize itself. It surpasses understanding how Charles and the Queen didn’t realize how important the impact was of the goodwill showered down upon them during and immediately after the 2018 royal wedding of Meghan & Harry. Prince Charles was being looked at in a new light. He received enormous praise for how graciously he treated Meghan and her Mom at the wedding.

        Subsequently, everything the Sussexes have done together has turned to gold. Their popularity went through the roof during the South Pacific tour, and that boded well for the entire monarchy! But no, the courtiers and the Cambridges and even Prince Charles to a degree, became jealous, and the knives came out.

        Cain and Unable were worried about the spotlight not being on their own lazy a$$es, and so they went along happily with kniving the Sussexes in the back, in a cruel and misguided attempt to put the Sussexes in their place, especially Meghan. The relentless slams by the British media while Meghan was pregnant will never be forgotten. Worse, the Queen and Prince Charles did nothing to stop Wills and the KP crew. I’m sure Betty and PC also know that W&C are not really suited to the modern day task of being King & Queen Consort of Great Britain. They can continue thinking that the media will uphold those two. Not in this day and age, when so many people can see through the lies and subterfuge.

        All the hating on Meghan and Harry has effectively ripped the masks off the royal charade.

  14. Yoyo says:

    Will and Kate are sporting tans, is it a tanning bed or did they slip away for a break.

    • Aria says:

      I think like trump they will be wearing makeup which gives off tan vibe.

    • Marjorie says:

      Given what we’ve seen them do in the past, I’m betting they took a nice little trip to Mustique last week. Kate was really tan in the video with the kids.

      • Shiloh says:

        Yes, this makes so much sense. Except they’re supposedly relishing the PR, his father has been recovering from the virus, and last but not least, it would be completely beyond the pale.

    • Silas says:

      I think that’s why we saw a delay and reused pictures. Kate is definitely very tan.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      The British weather hasn’t been very good recently so they didn’t get that tan look here in the UK – it would not surprise me that they went off somewhere warm and sunny for a ‘break’ during the lockdown. Cain and Unable can hide their tracks when they want to.

      • MeganBot2020 says:

        To be fair it has been exceptionally hot and sunny in London for the past week. There’s been a ton of media coverage about people sunbathing in local parks, and being moved on by police. I don’t think the sun is really strong enough to give you that depth of tan (I was out in my garden for about three hours and turned a lovely shade of pink). But could be a combination of the recent hot weather/self-tan/makeup?

        But it wouldn’t surprise me if they had gone away.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Probably did what quite a few selfish rich idiots like Kristin Cavallari have done in the past month and took off for the Caribbean (Mustique would be the obvious choice for them of course).

      • Shiloh says:

        Where did all the sane posters go?

      • Beach Dreams says:

        But what’s the matter Shiloh? Upset because people are pegging the Cambridges for potentially engaging in yet another act of distasteful behavior? Running off for a quick “isolation vacation” would be a typical move for them, no matter how much you’re desperate to deny it.

    • yinyang says:

      That explains the tan, wow that’s a real low.

      • yinyang says:

        Here’s our PM looking grayer, tired and more stressed and age lines than ever, and here’s WK looking their best.

    • Nic919 says:

      They certainly didn’t get the tan working outside in their gardens.

  15. carmen says:

    If he wasn’t born royal, I wonder what type of job he would have – assuming his personality, intelligence, work ethic, etc. were the same. I certainly wouldn’t hire him.

    • MeganBot2020 says:

      If he’d been born into a titled, ultra-wealthy family, probably stereotypical British posh boy. He’d either badly run the family estate, or his dad would find him some cushy job like the ones the York girls do.

      If he’d been born into a regular family he wouldn’t end up with this blend of entitlement and lack of work ethic. I’m not defending him (especially since Charles had genuine interests eg organic gardening and organic food which he managed to turn into a valid occupation while waiting for the ‘top job’) but being born into a role where your job/career is predestined, you aren’t really allowed to work or pursue the career of your choice, but you might have to wait till retirement age to actually start doing the job you’ve been trained for since birth, would screw anyone up.

      • Melissa says:

        I never looked at it that way before — you train for a pre-determined job from birth and won’t actually DO that job until well past retirement age, assuming the position still exists when you reach said age.

        Now I have to ponder that.

      • Nic919 says:

        The Queen Mother also helped with the entitlement problem by treating him differently than Harry, just as she did with Charles compared to his other siblings. Someone needs to take a hard look at the Queen Mum and her actions because I suspect a lot of the screwed up behaviour in that family can be traced to her, which was then reinforced by the Queen.

  16. Marjorie says:

    Right, don’t they usually borrow a plane from the duke of Westminster’s family? I think the Westminsters even have a private airport.

    Anybody know how to figure this out? Because if they did go on a vacation, it’s “off with their heads” heinous.

    Edited: meant to respond to Digital Unicorn in #14 above.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yes, they have previous for that as the previous Duke of Westminster was one of Cain’s godfathers however he passed away a year or so ago and his son inherited everything. I recall reading a story about how the plane might be sold/gotten rid of as the son had no use for it.

      Remember that they have sole use of a helicopter Granny gave them that Unable has been caught using to visit Mummy and for shopping trips in London when they were supposedly living full time in Amner.

  17. Bella says:

    I agree that the reactions to the highlighted comment are a bit harsh, but ultimately PW put himself out there and he’s doing it for PR reasons, not to actually help anyone. So in that sense he does deserve a twitter dragging. A member of the RF communicating pointlessly from his *second home*, however well-intentioned, just emphasises his privilege and insulation from the problems of ordinary life.

  18. S808 says:

    Man, he is not living down that video of him joking about COVID-19……

  19. Prayer Warrior says:

    One big difference I notice is when Harry is with someone, he actually tends to say very little, and what he does say is often in the form of a question, which gets the other person talking again. When William is with someone (either physically or on SM) he can’t wait to hear what will come out of his mouth next, and interrupts … he listens whilst forming his next comment in his head, instead of deeply, actively listening to what is (and isn’t) being said, which Harry is very good at. William doesn’t seem able to step outside of himself. He interrupts often. Which comes off as deeply arrogant IMO

  20. MeganBot2020 says:

    Someone I follow on Twitter pointed out William in that screegrab looks EXACTLY like that woman who accidentally turned herself into a potato and I’m screaming.

  21. Aurora says:

    He has Resting Douche Face.

  22. paddingtonjr says:

    If this is William’s idea of a “heartfelt” message, he is seriously delusional. He simply sees others get praised for something, he decides to mimic it and thinks he will get praised as well without the empathy or basic human connection behind the act. One would think that being almost 40, having access to the best image consultants, speechwriters, social media experts, etc., he could muster a basic sympathetic, interested attitude for 10 minutes.

  23. Jaded says:

    Why wouldn’t he say something like “What can Catherine and I do to help you reach your goals?” and let the person on the other end of the phone TELL him what they desperately need so he and Catherine can rally some much needed funding. But no, he just rattles off some ‘slap-on-the-back’ well-dones and weasel words about how the British people are at their best when they’re dying in droves. William, your Prime Minister nearly f*cking died – what will it take to make you UNDERSTAND?

  24. Beach Dreams says:

    LOL. This jackass always finds a way to trend on social media for the wrong reasons.

    • Shiloh says:

      He’s not trending anywhere. People seem bothered that he was made a patron of the NET.

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        Shiloh William has been trending on UK twitter since last night whether you like it or not!

      • Shiloh says:

        I don’t stan Will I just didn’t see him trending when I looked. I gather that he was trending overnight, so my bad.

        Now Beatrice is trending so I’m off to find out what she said to get people worked up!

  25. Pierre Lecouteur says:


    • Shiloh says:

      Comment 25 sums up pretty much every comment on every Will and Kate post lately.

      • Nic919 says:

        Why the need to tug the forelock to people who would literally walk over your dead body if it gave them an advantage? This pandemic has merely exposed to a greater degree all the cracks in the system and the general uselessness of the elite, in particular unelected ones like this family.

  26. ABritGuest says:

    I get what he was trying to say- in times of adversity people can look out for their neighbours& appreciate each other more eg People doing shopping for elderly neighbours they usually don’t speak to or the public displays of thanks to frontline workers.

    In Britain they are using lots of war language in the media so think he was building on what the Queen said when she evoked her war memories. might be best leaving that kind of rallying cry to the Queen though.

    • bettyrose says:

      I am stunned right now at the camaraderie with neighbors I’ve never previously spoken to. We now greet each other from across the street as we walk our dogs. On my running path, we all pass each other (from a safe distance) and wave understandingly to the strangers in face masks.

      There is very much a feeling right now of we are all in this together. Still, from an American standpoint, if Will’s comment had come from Ivanka, I’d probably be screaming Shut UP Princess! You don’t know anything about the American people and you don’t speak for us.

  27. February Pisces says:

    Coronageddon was williams chance to ‘step-up’, with the queen being vulnerable and Charles having Clovid-19. But he has flopped big time. I love that twitter is dragging him straight to hell over this. I tried to find this story on the DM, who would have usually had this front and centre, but it has mysteriously disappeared from the timeline, I’m guessing William gave them a call and told them to bury it, after reading all the comments on Twitter.

    I’m actually glad Charles came back, and the queen did her speech when she did, cos they both put an end to williams ‘regency’ campaign, thank god.

  28. yinyang says:

    William trying to take credit from our brave frontline workers. PMs and presidents come out everyday and are in meetings trying to save their countries from falling apart and don’t make a fraction of what you do, here’s him releasing one video to play over over again and collecting money. Sorry William I’ll ony listen to the leaders in action and health officials, we all know you’ll preach one thing for the public and different for your family, next week maybe you’ll tell us to go to work, while you and your family self-isolate.

  29. Shiloh says:

    I get that, for some people, nothing Will does will ever be seen as worthwhile or laudable. I’m not in that camp. I think both brothers are spoiled, entitled and hypocritical and both have some good qualities as well. This effort with the NET seems fine and appropriate to me. At least it’s something. He’s not changing the world but he seems to be trying in his way, which is ham-handed, to highlight this fundraising effort. Nobody in the BRF is donating actual money as far as we know, not even the favorites.

    • Sofia says:

      I’ll start to take his efforts seriously once he apologises for his tone deaf comments on the virus in Ireland a few weeks ago

      Until then I will see all of this for what it truly is: Pandering and PR in order to make himself look good and pretending he truly works while still not apologising for his comments.

      • MA says:

        @sofia those comments were especially terrible since Ireland was actually taking coronavirus seriously, earlier and better response than the UK. He’s so out of touch

    • DarlingDiana says:

      That is true that some will never like him. I don’t think that it matters especially though. He will be at this type of thing until he dies or the Monarchy is abolished so there will be ups and downs. He has seen his mother, father, and grandmother weather much tougher seas.

  30. Yoyo says:

    Twisting in the wind.
    He said it.
    No more patents to Nick.

  31. MA says:

    Cambridge stans can’t simultaneously hail William as the glorious future King and coddle him for not communicating clearly by defending against any criticism of his words. He can’t be given credit for contributing to peace efforts In the Middle East and not held to the same standard as any other politician or statesman would when he makes gaffes and mistakes. He needs to do better and step it up but too bad he doesn’t have the range m, depth or desire for self improvement and reflection.

    Let’s seee. So far it’s joking about coronavirus to medical professionals, visit an emergency call center for a photo opp and not practicing social distancing, lamenting to fatigued essential workers about all the Netflix he’s going to have to watch, and now this”. Like yeah you can express something about silver linings but the blame falls to him for poor articulation. But then again, he’s never been known to be bright.

  32. Awkward symphony says:

    I wonder how they will bury this hashtag?? I doubt sophie wessex is that willing and eager to be the new punching bag however eager she is to take Meghan’s spot!!
    He’s being roasted on Twitter by even monarchists & people from all over the world.
    @SOFIA He will never apologise for this!

    This spoiled brat has been overindulged his whole life and never had to learn from his mistakes as the palace made sure to hide his and leak stories about Harry to cover for it. He’s now surrounded by yes men who dont have the spine to say it to his face so he’ll never learn/change.

  33. Awkward symphony says:

    “Given what we’ve seen them do in the past, I’m betting they took a nice little trip to Mustique last week. Kate was really tan in the video with the kids.”

    I said this on earlier post about their call into a school. But more importantly they are NOT equally tanned which backs up the theories that they lead separate lives. The distance between them in that small desk was the most telling

  34. L4frimaire says:

    I don’t know what to say about this. Kind of feel about him the same disgust and “stfu, you’re not qualified and only have this job because of your dad” attitude when I see “ sincere” tweets from Ivanka Trump telling us to wear masks or help one another. It’s not necessarily the message, but the clueless, entitled backstabbing messenger who gets on my last nerve. I see he was being dragged on Twitter for this by a lot of Brits. They are faring really badly and seems like no one in charge wants to acknowledge how bad it actually is, which explains the anger. As a side note, people keep saying they want Harry to do something for them over there, how dare he be in LA with the Kardashians, etc etc. However, they never say what exactly. If the Sussexes were there, the press would basically try to tar and feather them every chance they’d get, to blame them, and then say they’re not doing enough. P.s. Will is definitely getting hair plugs.

    • DarlingDiana says:

      By that token, the entire family only has their jobs because of their ancestors. I understand the frustration.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        They only have their position by token of their ancestors. That is the essence of the monarchy. It is how it works – it doesn’t matter if the heir is an idiot, he or she will still be king/queen because he/she was born first from the right person. This is how monarchies work, merit and fairness don’t influence who’ll get the top job or anything else. That is the great weakness of any monarchy – its effectiveness and appeal is entirely dependent on the personal qualities of the Monarch. However, in a constitutional monarchy a reckless idiot on the throne won’t do serious damage to the nation since he/she doesn’t actually govern. A constitutional monarchy is in theory also more vulnerable since it can be abolished through legal means by the actual government but that is extremely unlikely. Historically, monarchies have only fallen through violence and military coups.

        To my knowledge there have been only two Monarchs who have been democratically chosen. The Norwegian Haakon 7 of Norway, who was elected to become the constitutional monarch of Norway after its Union with Sweden was dissolved in 1905. The other is Margrethe II of the Denmark, the current Danish monarch who was made Crown Princess with a public referendum in 1953 when the Danish constitution was amended to eliminate the two-chamber system and change the Law of Succession to allow for female inheritance in case of the monarch having no sons. This change effectively disinherited King’s brother and his oldest son Ingolf who were the heirs until 1953.

  35. PutnamPrincess says:

    Wow some of those tweets were very salty. It is a little tone deaf when so many people are dying and suffering.

  36. February Pisces says:

    I’ve just seen a poll on the daily express over which royals have been the most inspiring during coronavirus. The queen has 60%, William and Kate 27%, Charles 3%, harry and Meghan 1% and the rest either 1% or 0%.

    Seriously William is such a joke at this point, Clearly getting his sources at the express to launch a poll and rig the results, he can’t top the queen cos that would be too obvious, but his closest competitors the Sussex’s and Charles at such a low percentage, is clearly a win for him.

    The fact there’s a poll between Rf members, goes to show the competition within that family.

    Also like clockwork, there’s stories all over the news about how harry is unhappy in LA, and now bea is planning an even bigger wedding.

    Clearly willieleaks is working the hardest to trash as many family members as he can to cover up the fact it was him getting dragged to hell on twitter yesterday.

  37. Well-Wisher says:

    The latest of William’s greatest hit. As he pursue the head celebrity for the royal rota. His dedication to “seize the day” is unparalleled in its reach and naked transparency. He has become a British Republican dream as he tries to invoke nostalgia to an overwhelmed public. Most of the vitriolic comments were posted on sites with no affiliation to the tabloid press for good measure. Onward to infamy. Who will be the foil? Is there a new designated scapegoat?

  38. Travelin says:

    I love the twitter nickname- “baldylocks”