Prince William & Kate support the Every Mind Matters campaign with a new interview

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did a BBC morning show interview from Anmer Hall, via video link-up this morning. The interview seemed to be surprisingly intensive – they talked about how their three children are quite active and homeschooling them has been a challenge, but even then, Kate made the kids do school work through the Easter holiday (meaning, their school would have been off anyway, but she made them study). They talked about keeping in touch with their family via video chat, and said they hoped Charles would make a full recovery. The Daily Mail had exhaustive coverage here. I have to think – should I even say this? – that they were especially keen to do a joint interview today because, you know, Prince Harry did the Zoom call with WellChild and the Sussexes are volunteering in LA. The one-upmanship is real. Here’s a clip from the interview:

In this clip, they’re talking about the Every Mind Matters campaign, which is part of the NHS’s mental health campaign, supported by Heads Together/The Royal Foundation. It’s about prioritizing one’s mental health on a daily level, even in a pandemic. The Cambridges posted nine tips on their social media:

1. Daily routines & set yourself goals – even small ones can help with structure
2. Look after your body; try to eat healthy, drink water & exercise regularly
3. Try maintain a regular sleeping pattern
4. Do things you enjoy or try learning something new
5. Stay connected with friends & family via telephone & video calls, or social media;
6. Talk about your worries with someone you trust, or try a helpline
7. Acknowledge difficult feelings and try and manage unhelpful thoughts
8. Try and find time to relax, and try simple relaxation techniques
9. Keep your mind active. Read, write, play games, do crossword puzzles, drawing, cooking and painting

All of which sound incredibly obvious, but sure, I’ll buy that many people need to be reminded of this kind of stuff. Not only did they release these helpful (?) tips, they also recorded a voiceover for “a special film aimed at directing people to coronavirus-related mental health support” which will air on Monday. Here’s a clip/trailer:

Such a flurry of activity! Much work, so keen.

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Screencaps courtesy of BBC.

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  1. Florence says:

    Once again – they have never once considered the mental health of the family they drove out of the U.K.

    They are hypocrites of the highest order.

    PS Unable’s tan is hideous.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yup. And there were a lot of comments to that effect on twitter.

      I do find the flurry of activity interesting. I don’t think its just about H&M, I think its a realization somewhere in the royal fold that this is a different type of crisis than World War II. This is the type of crisis that leads people to realize how relatively useless the royal family is and that their lives go on the exact same with or without them. So I think they are making this effort to ensure that people don’t forget about the royals.

      I feel like we have seen William more in the past week than we usually do.

      • ABritGuest says:

        I agree @Becks1. People were saying how useless the monarchy was over prologue of parliament last year&then when Queen was initially silent over Covid& Boris was proving useless as a leader. Now the Windsors are scrambling to show how useful they are as they can’t do standard engagements right now.

      • Yes Becks1….and I’m struck by how much he loves the sound of his own voice. Their body language and facial expressions remind me of Charles and Diana —- the Korea tour! They are so not into each other here. Do you think any of the tabloids will have a body language expert analyze this? I’m betting no.

      • Chelle says:

        Totally agree. They have been on Skype like . . . I don’t know . . . like they’ve discovered gold or something. I don’t know. Like he just got the latest Xbox or something and can’t stop playing it.

        I think the bread and butter, ribbon cutting ceremonies are just fine. However, COVID19 has exposed just how useless (and I hate to say useless) they are. I think I’m going to quibble and say that COVID19 has exposed the fault lines of the BRF and have really exposed the limits of its function. Most everyone knows that the BRF is pretty much ceremonial and cannot openly wield power but I honestly do think that QEII serves a purpose. I think Charles and Anne has found purpose–particularly Charles with The Princes’ Trust and the things he does. But William? No. He’s scrabbling for purpose and I’m even going to say a job. He’s so not relevant. Kate? She looks to be so damn over it until it’s not funny. Like . . . “I’m just here cause I don’t have any other place to go. I’m finally vested in the pension plan. I need the healthcare. It’s cheaper for me to pick it up through my job for me, my husband and our kids. And our youngest is just 8. If it wasn’t for that I’d quit.”

    • Tessa says:

      Too much of these two with over the top PR. They did not look too happy having to “work.” They are hypocritical considering the way they treated Harry and Meghan IMO.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I think it is more of ‘They hare not happy having to work together”. Cathy is always better when she is on her own.

      • Tessa says:

        I don’t think she likes working at all. Even by herself. Her smiles look very forced to me.

    • DarlingDiana says:

      According to Harry, he chose to leave the UK and step down as a senior working royal. Is is partially due to his dislike of his brother? Probably. More importantly, the royal family does not work in the way that suited Harry and Meghan and that is not okay. They have left so they can do the work that they want, how they want to do it.
      I think there is a lot of hullabaloo about nothing really. Both couples have their paths and no one has to follow or appreciate either. I think both are doing worthy work. Harry’s and the Cambridge’s did Zoom conferences which is great. Harry and Meghan did good deliveries which is great. in the end, all will be happy with their lives even if they don’t intermingle. Sadly, sometimes it just works out that way.

      • L4frimaire says:

        I get what you’re saying. They always had plenty of space to do what they wanted, but they all seem to be crowding into the same few niche areas. I’m not talking about now, but since Meghan came on board. What I think is that Harry and Meghan will carve out their own niche and work projects, apart from supporting the sovereign, since they had no defined role. What they tried to do rubbed a lot of people in Royal family and that ilk the wrong way, for reasons both petty and deeper, like racism and sexism. Here is what bugs me about the Cambridge’s. William and his wife have a definite defined role, has had it his whole life. He has never really leaned into it. However, that is not enough for him. He wants to get in on whatever the Sussexes are doing ,undermine and compete with what they’re doing and what they will be doing. At the same time, he doesn’t seem that into his actual FFK, crown prince duties, seems to flit from project to incomplete project, and doesn’t even seem that into the ceremonial stuff. And no one really calls him on it, not ever. The only time he doesn’t look bored is at rugby matches. Meanwhile Harry and Meghan were accused of neglecting their duty to the crown or just looking for attention. Anyway, I don’t have a real point here but if this is what it takes for them to be visible to justify whatever they need to, so be it. They have a lot of space and leeway to do something , so should stay out of other peoples lanes. I’m sick of the comparisons.

      • Chelle says:

        I agree with this. You’ve made a great point. William has failed to lean into his space. A space that was there for him since birth and one he could have tailored like Prince Charles has done but like with a spoiled child who can’t get enough yet has enough he tries to take what he brother has. Folks don’t call him out for this or slap his hand for trying to take his brother’s toys. No. Instead, his brother gets in trouble for not only not giving away the toys away but protesting that it’s being done.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Kate is totally trying to cosplay Meghan (especially with those new hairstyles, and tanning attempt). It’s so obvious it isn’t funny. Pssst, Kate, ‘You’re NOT Meghan, and you never will be. Try finding out who you are, if you can at this late date!’ SMH!

      And Cain, after seeing Harry’s down-to-earth sincerity in the WellChild video has suddenly toned down his voice and he’s now trying to act more touchy-feely in an effort to catch-up with/ one-up his younger brother, as usual. Yawn… Both Lamebridges grasping for words, and putting on a show of concern for p.r. reasons.

      @Chelle & @L4Frimaire, ITA with the points you are making about Wills/Cain always wanting what his brother has. He’s jealous of Harry, instead of focusing on his own life! He should try to figure out something to be passionate about while waiting forever to inherit the throne he may never inherit, and that he truly did not want for much of his youth.

    • kellebelle says:

      Yep, William didn’t care if he destroyed Meghan or not. So this falls completely on deaf ears for me. Zero credibility, zero.

  2. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Has anyone seen the BTL comments on the Daily Wail (ew) regarding Penis with Teeth and Wiglet’s mental health ‘initiatives’? Hint – they’re calling for a republic :)

    • Aria says:

      Lol why they are calling for republic?? All those rr and their stan praise them to heaven. It’s very surprising though to hear this from normal people.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Aria Not today, my friend: not today! The phrase ‘Dolittles’ is also being employed widely, and to deadly effect.
        Ain’t karma grand?

    • A says:

      Yes, DF is the best source, remember all of those comments about meghan?

      • Aria says:

        Lol dailymail reader ass kisser of cambridge that’s why we are surprised seeing comments like that in them.

      • A says:

        I wouldn’t know, i don’t read dailymail articles let alone comments but it is good to know we consider them relevant and worth repeating.

      • GuestWho says:

        The reason it’s so interesting to people that the DF comments are negative about FFK and his boring bride is that it illustrates how quickly the tide turns – not how accurate the comments are.

      • Sofia says:

        @A read what @GuestWho said. That’s probably what Andrew meant. DM comments sing the Cambridges praises and today they are not. It just means the usual group that likes them isn’t liking them.

        Doesn’t mean they are right or accurate.

      • Nic919 says:

        The comments are heavily moderated in many Daily Fail articles. They let the racist insults to Meghan stay there but often remove positive comments. And let’s not forget how most of the Middleton articles end up locked once the tide turns, especially the nazi marshmallow story.

      • Olenna says:

        Y’all, @A is pulling your chains and, not in a fun way. This OP knows exactly how bad the Sussexes were treated by the Fail hoard, and that it is definitely unusual for the Fail hoard to criticize the Keens. Even it’s true the OP doesn’t read the Fail, the OP has come here enough to know we know.

      • Jaded says:

        @A: Why don’t you take your sour puss off this site then. You’re getting on everyone’s last nerve.

    • Marie says:

      It looks like the Daily Fail will have to buy more bots to hate on Meghan. Or they will have their employees do it ( which I heard is true).

      I love how other people see these two for what they are.

      • A says:

        Daily Fail readers, racist, xenophobic, misogynistic bunch once upon a time but today good judges of character and truth tellers.

      • Aria says:

        @A lol dailymail is right wing and they hate Meghan with passion and kiss cambriges ass. Now seeing their own base turns again is funny to watch . The tides are turning and how long will press turn against them.

      • A says:

        Like I said, they are racist, xenophobic, misogynistic. They thrive on hate. They hate kate and william just like they hate meghan but for them there is more to hate when it comes to her, that’s all there is. There is no need to celebrate them.

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        Aria, A is exactly what the DM commenters are and is just on this site trolling.
        Can everyone stop replying to this person as he/she/they are just here to attack anyone praising Meghan.

        A aka Carol, Pippa or whichever Middleton you are, just go back to the daily mail!

      • BayTampaBay says:

        As a person who peruses the BTL comments of the Daily Fail on a regular basis, I can tell you that the overall opinion of the commentariat has been shifting. They are upset about all the privilege of the BRF, the inadequacy of the government in handling the crisis and the lack of support to people who need it.

        The commentariat dislikes the Sussexes for one set of reasons and are beginning to dislike the Cambridges for an entirely different set of reasons. In a nutshell, UK Citizens of the Daily Fail commentariat just seem 100% fed-up with the way the crisis has been handled.

      • Olenna says:

        @Bohemian Angel, thank you. Y’all need to starve this one or it’s going to keep haranguing CBrs for any slight against the Keens. The recent charitable activities by the Sussexes have really triggered the stalkers and haters, and it’s going to be like this for a while. I’m pleasantly surprised it hasn’t been too bad here ’cause the SM hate is escalating.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @Marie said:
        “… I love how people see these two for what they are.”

        ^^ Exactly! I can’t with Kate’s constant lip-pursing, and the way they both ignore each other while sitting side-by-side…

    • Sandy says:

      I’m dying at penis with teeth!!! I needed that phrase to describe William in my life 😁 😂 👍🏻

  3. Marjorie says:

    Heh, the part where he says we need to get away from the materialism….from the house his billionaire grandma gave him, that he and Unable then spent million$ of other people’s money on.

    Also – he should just do an infomercial on how to cure baldness in quarantine.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Marjorie Yes: HOW many taxpayer kitchens was it, now…? Two or three? I forget…

      • A says:

        I know, I love that Harry and Meghan said no to prince charles when it comes to money and now live simple and frugal life.

      • BabsORIG says:

        @A I see how hard you trying to bait people to start fights with you, yr desperation is showing.

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        Just wondering if A is being rewarded in buttons and wiglets for services to the Crown.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        IMHO, all the royals spend too much “public”, for lack of a better word, money.

        William & Kate spend too much money. Harry & Meghan when they were active British Royals spent too much money. The problem is not William, Kate, Harry & Meghan, The problem is the system

        If someone was willing to pay for my two custom kitchens in my townhouse and structural renovation of my beach house, I would definitely let them.

      • hudson girl says:

        A, I just wanted to straighten you out on one thing. Prince Harry NEVER said no to Prince Charles when it comes to money- his inheritance. That’s his birthright and it is most certainly owed to him to balance out all the chaos, lack of privacy, and lack of SAFETY he has had to endure in his life. Harry will need the small amount he gets (from his family worth BILLIONS) to insulate his own family from the crazy people.

        Harry said no to the 5% they received from PUBLIC money. 5% is not enough for people like the Royal Rota losers to act like they own you. Harry just gave them the finger, not his father or the Queen.

    • yinyang says:

      Get away from materialism…William and Kate are seeing this as a time to cosplay being middle class, how fun to pretend for a little while.

    • Harper says:

      I am sure all the unemployed and those who’ve lost their main breadwinner due to dying from the virus will have NO TROUBLE getting away from materialism, Wills. It’s been pretty much thrust on them, so no worries there. No shopping sprees or vacays for them, instead they can devote their free time to reducing global divisiveness. Which is rich, coming from the couple who couldn’t even mend the rift with their own brother.

  4. Talie says:

    Yeah, I don’t think they were expecting Harry & Meghan to start popping up in such a real way yet. For Kate, especially, this interview is out of character, but you got a change with the times, just like the podcast she did.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      That podcast, if you really listen to it, was horrible. Kate was nervous even without it being a video. There are only a few places in the podcast on the struggle survey where Kate relaxes and can be understood. Those were the parts that were excerpted. So if you don’t listen to the entire podcast, you’d think she did a fairly good job. If you listen to the whole thing, you’ll see that Kate was quite nervous and breathless for a large portion of the podcast. Many times due to talking too fast and not breathing properly, she was barely intelligible!

      But maybe it was a start for her trying to get over her nerves and her shyness in public. She still really needs to work on using her voice better! You’d think she’d be able to get the best voice coach in London to really her help, if she’d actually apply herself and not dip and dab into and out of things.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      To be honest, it’s probably just that Kate’s been so peeved and triggered at how Meghan came, slayed and conquered the spotlight with Harry on her arm in a way that exuded grace, dignity and power.

      There’s no way that Kate can compete with that, so now more than ever, she’s cosplaying Meghan hard. Unable is cosplaying so hard that she’s forgetting about being shy and nervous. Plus it’s obvious how much Unable’s Penis with Teeth gets on her last nerve.

  5. GuestWho says:

    Why has no one told them that they really need to reposition their camera?

    • Sid says:

      I wonder if David has suggested it and they’re just not listening to him? He did a good job when he had to film the Sussexes with just a camera phone on the go during their events, so I can’t imagine he is watching these videos from where ever he is and not sending them feedback.

    • LC says:

      This drove me nuts too! Centre the camera and LOOK at it or maybe they were watching Love Is Blind on the tv behind the camera!

  6. RoyalBlue says:

    Such a flurry of activity screams of desperation to me. I wonder why the British royals push the FF King so much more than the F King. Is there any other instance in the world where this happens to this extent.

    These two come across as useless to me sitting in their fancy mansions surrounded by help. They don’t come across as the right messengers for this task. We know they are not feeding the horses and cooking three meals a day, doing the dishes and laundry and mowing the lawn.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @RoyalBlue – I can only speak to the way the Daily Fail treats the future Charles III. IMHO, the majority of The Daily Fail commentariat does not like Charles for what he did ti Diana.

      Diana is a saint of the highest magnitude at The Daily Fail and the Fail on Sunday as was Harry before he married Meghan.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        @BTB Not really talking about the Fail, but the royal family in general. Charles is the future king and should be front and center when Betty is out of service. That is not the case here. The trend seems to be to push Cain and Unable as the face of the family in appears to be daily doses of sweet syrup feel good videos of nothingburgers. I don’t understand why Charles is allowing this.

      • Yoyo says:

        Not true, that Harry was ever the BM darling.
        There is a lawsuit going on now, about an Editor that had a 17 yr old Harry’s phone tapped for a year

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      KP competes with Clarence House. There was a Daily Fail article in 2017 (after the Wills/ Cain ski lodge ‘Dad dancing’ video surfaced) by Robert Jobson, who stated that William never listens to Prince Charles and the Queen, and that PC and QE-II simply decided that William will have to “learn from his own mistakes.” Chuck & Liz obviously have no control over Wills/ Cain.

      Since the article went on to say that William surrounds himself with ‘yes’ people, I doubt he’s going to ever learn anything. The time for him to learn from his mistakes was back when the ‘gray men’ and palace p.r. were busy covering up Wills/Cain’s youthful misdeeds and throwing Harry to the wolves. Thereby, Harry learned from his mistakes, and Willileaks DID NOT! It’s too late for Wills by this point.

  7. Aria says:

    I like the tips they have given though. May be it will be useful for someone people. Is it me or Kate face looks very different like in her nose area or camera problem. Anyway good for keen cambridges for doing their part.

    • kellebelle says:

      She is a runner and that habit causes your face to sag over time. It’s become very noticeable lately.

      • Züri says:

        Running does not cause your face to sag over time, loss of collagen and elastin does. Losing weight too quickly can also contribute to it, which may be true in her case.

      • Jaded says:

        She was a chronic sun-tanner when she was younger, that will cause your skin to lose elasticity more than anything. Combine it with weight loss and it will be even worse.

      • kellebelle says:

        Yes it does Zuri, I have seen it happen. There are other factors involved sometimes but yes, you can tell after a certain amount of years whether someone’s a habitual runner. In cases I’m familiar with there was no tanning involved, nor smoking, just running. Kate smokes too, and yes, tanned a lot.

      • Yoyo says:

        Also smoking and extreme dieting

      • Züri says:

        So you probably also believe that running can dislodge the uterus and make it fall out of a woman, too, don’t you @kellebelle? Please read some medical literature (as in the Journal of American Medicine, The Lancet, or The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology) about the causes of sagging skin. Relying on what you observe is neither scientific nor, I suspect, does it consider the myriad factors for every individual. It’s been scientifically disproven that participating in sports causes sagging skin and you’re perpetuating antiquated tropes about women in sports.

    • yinyang says:

      Someone on twitter said she always looks like a surprised owl, haha I can see it.

  8. Royalwatcher says:

    Anyone else not having their posts go through? I’ve tried to post 3 times now 😩

    • Royalwatcher says:

      Of course this one comes through and not my real post lol

    • Becks1 says:

      Do you mean not approved, or there’s an error? on my work laptop sometimes I get an error, and lose the post, so I always copy a post now before hitting “submit.”

      There was a time when a lot of my comments didn’t go through and Celebitchy told me that they had blocked a troll with a similar email to mine and the comment-blocking-program or whatever lol was blocking my email too, so she fixed it.

      • Royalwatcher says:

        The page just reloads like normal after pressing submit but my comment isn’t there. No error message or anything. And when I copied my post and then pasted the same message, I got an error saying ‘you’ve already posted that exact comment’ but my comment isn’t actually showing up. And it’s only sometimes. Like, I was able to post the above and on the latest Sussex article. I started wondering if there was a word in my post that was getting screened but I didn’t swear or anything so don’t know. This happened before a few weeks ago too so I don’t know what the deal is. Oh well. Thx for your feedback though!!

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Royalwatcher – I have had problems too this morning.

      • MsIam says:

        Sometimes I have weird problems with comments not posting too. Like I can post comments when I use my Ipad but not my Kindle, although I’m using the same email address. And like someone said, it’s weird the page refreshes like it always does but no comment shows up.

  9. I pet goat 2 says:

    Kate’s eyes always look sad.. a similar look to the one we saw in the Buble post

    • Tessa says:

      She doesn’t like working.

    • kellebelle says:

      There hasn’t been any light in her eyes for years.

      • Anance says:

        She looks all shrunken in and Bill is always interrupting her. She’s keeping her right shoulder as far away from him
        as possible.

    • MsIam says:

      In this particular picture, it looks like she woke up too early, lol!

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Msiam She’s certainly pulling some strange faces, interspersed with expressions of terminal boredom…

    • StartupSpouse says:

      I have a few theories here:

      1. They had a massive fight before this interview. There is zero chemistry between them. They barely acknowledge one another.

      2. She’s exhausted from being with her kids all day. I doubt this one because she probably has her live-in nanny there, but there have been stories about her being a hands-on mom. Even if she’s with them for a few hours a day, it’s probably more than she’s used to and it’s exhausting.

      3. They both have been told that they need to try to appear more empathetic given past insensitive remarks by Will on COVID, so they are cosplaying “serious mental health experts”, like when he looks off into the distance, as if he’s contemplating something…anything…

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @StartUpSpouse Contemplating the shrubbery, probably. Quite the horticulturalist, is our Penis With Teeth.
        I’m actually wondering if she hates him. She seems to loathe being in his immediate vicinity; she looks everywhere but at him (and not just today where, as you surmise, they’re in a fight). I wonder what it would take for her to divorce him? Or is her terrible thirst for the crown just too all-consuming?

    • SwirlmamaD says:

      She looks like she’s either about to burst into laughter or tears through the entire interview.

    • Lowrider says:

      She looks like her father. Her father’s whole face is droopy.

  10. starryfish29 says:

    It’s funny that the most “work” these two have done in years only happened when they didn’t have to leave their house to do it.

  11. Kyle Owens says:

    @I Pet Goats. That’s what I noticed too – Kate’s sad eyes.

    • Lady D says:

      For real, she looks bad in the last picture. Her face looks very swollen like she has been crying for hours or is getting no sleep at all. I wonder what’s causing the stress her face is currently reflecting? Maybe it is just as simple as what nota said, she just doesn’t like working, but it looks like more.

    • Amy Too says:

      She looks either exhausted or super sad/defeated. What’s with the looking down forlornly? She seems distracted by something awful going on in her own head. Remember when Diana was over it and she would act surly on purpose at public events to broadcast how very upset she was with the family/Charles? I’m getting that same kind of mood from Kate. “You can make me do this video chat, but you can’t force me to look like I care about it or about the man sitting next to me.” She looks super distracted. I keep wondering if she’s pregnant and super nauseous and is swallowing and holding back vomit. Her face looks fuller to me but it could be the camera angle and the lack of professional make up artist to do the contouring.

      Why is she so tan though? Do they have a tanning booth at Amner Hall? Has the weather really been that sunny and warm there that she would be sunbathing for hours a day?

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        The weather in the UK has been sunny and warm the past 2 weeks and she has a big enough garden to sit outside in to get her tan – and she does love her tan.

    • Vava says:

      Yes, something is definitely going on with her.

    • Xo says:

      She’s discussing a sad topic, though. . .

      • Lady D says:

        Unfortunately though, empathy isn’t her strong point. She walked out of a children’s hospice house guffawing like a hyena.

    • Harper says:

      I think she was trying to look serious about the subject and, at the same time, she was worried how her hair and makeup looked, knowing she had to get up early and do it herself. She did look downcast several times but when she spoke her voice was strong and chipper.

      I think she is actually having to spend unprecedented amounts of time with her kids …. putting up the tent and then taking it down and cooking and baking! The horror! Her usual outlets– going to the salon, shopping, meeting with her stylists, are not happening now and she is actually starting to look like a real mom of three little ones.

      • Thirtynine says:

        I also wonder how much she is seeing any of the Middletons right now. She has always seemed so dependent on them, if they aren’t available for her like she is used to, she’ll be missing it, for sure.

  12. Sarah says:

    On a practical note, how hard is it to raise the level of your laptop/camera so that it’s straight in front of you? On my desk I use a pile of books to put under it for video calls. Works a treat.

    • Harla says:

      From your lips/fingertips to God’s ears Sarah!! The position of their laptop is not flattering for either of them.

    • SandyBay says:

      Also, I find when video chatting you can actually see yourself in the little window and sometimes you end up making strange faces to correct how your image looks when you sneak a peek.

  13. MissM says:

    She seemed to have more confidence in the last video (with her yellow sweater on). She kept licking her lips and swallowing during this one. Maybe the format made it more daunting (charity small talk with kids vs interview)?

    • MA says:

      I was going to make the point that while all the kids engaged and calls are cute, it’s also really sad how they can’t hold a conversation with regular people, which is why they do so many kid things. God forbid they have a meaningful discussion or learn something instead of grinning maniacally for cute kid photo ops.

      • Becks1 says:

        It also makes for better photo ops. Pictures of Kate with cute kids create a lot of goodwill and a lot of talk about how she is so natural with kids and so amazing etc. Pictures of Kate with adults don’t create that same buzz. I think that’s a large part of the reason they push her to kid-centric activities. Same amount of work, twice as much credit.

    • Aria says:

      They push kate more towards kids is that kids doesnt listen to you and you can say dumb things to kids . That’s why her engagement with adult is bad and she come across force. Plus adult have hard time understands what she try to say in fake accent. In her kids engagement she mainly make silly face and photo OP. That too she Is not comfortable with children of colour. In the beginning of her marriage they put her in adult engagement and she failed miserably that’s why kp change the direction towards children because it will be less criticism towards her pretend work. If she really passionate towards kids than one of her charity with arts wont be closed. She is using kids charity to get less criticism.

  14. Prayer Warrior says:

    The thing that struck me intensely was that when Kate speaks, Wm looks up to the ceiling or something; when Wm speaks, Kate looks down. The difference to me is intense: when Harry speaks, Megs looks at him lovingly and admiringly, and is engaged. When Meg speaks, Harry looks on proudly and adoringly. That’s what I see as being a big difference between the two couples, alongside…..results of their efforts.

    • lobstah says:

      I was JUST coming to comment on that, Prayer Warrior. William NEVER looks at Kate! To the point where I wondered, does he even like her? Or is she just the woman they vetted for him to spend his life with?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      To me they are like co-workers who don’t like each other but forced by the boss to work together. It’s obvs that they can’t stand to be near each other.

    • Harla says:

      I was just going to say the same thing! The disconnect between these two is really something, they pay absolutely no attention to each other. And is it just me or does William seem annoyed every time Kate opens her mouth? I’ve noticed this for years but maybe it’s just me.

      • EveV says:

        No it is definitely not just you, and as you said, for years William has looked annoyed anytime Kate opens her mouth. In this format though you would think he would make more of an effort not to let it show.

        Also, the fact we are calling this “work” for them is ridiculous. Harry and Megan are actually getting out there and DOING something, truly making a difference. These two are just doing a bunch of Zoom calls with obvious tips about mental health. Are there no initiatives they can think of to do, on collaboration with one of their charities? No? Ok, then

      • Annie says:

        It’s embarrassment. That’s what happens when you’re stuck with someone you don’t love and respect – everything they say and do feels awkward and annoying.

    • Amy Too says:

      They both look like they’re SO BORED with whatever the other person is saying. Kate was practically pouting in this video, looking down and around, distracted and very very distant. Like she wasn’t actually in her own body engaging in this video call. What on earth is going on with this couple? They act like they don’t actually know each other, like they were assigned by the teacher to do this video about something that neither of them cares about together and they’re both so awkward about NOT wanting to look at the other person, or accidentally touch the other person, that they’re looking either at the ceiling or the floor or the checking themselves out in the monitor. They do not look like a married couple, or even like friends, or acquaintances who like each other. They both seem to be super awkward about the fact that they have to sit so close to each other and be in each other’s presence, working on the same assignment.

    • BabsORIG says:

      All I see when I watch these two is Willileak’s false tooth/denture. It just has a way of jumping at you!!

  15. Nic919 says:

    There is a noticeable difference in Kate’s body language in this interview compared to the other one. It’s quite stark actually. She seems defeated here.

    • Elizabeth R says:

      This REALLY jumped out at me – to the point where it really overshadowed everything else. She seems visibly working hard to contain her disdain / contempt / for William – combined with a sort of sad / angry defeat. Just watch her face and body language whenever he is speaking. Barely contained rage is what I’m seeing.

      • Lady D says:

        Maybe they are splitting up, or he’s found someone new? Maybe he filled her in on his plan when granny is no longer in the picture.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Nic919 – Can you imagine the pressure the courtiers are putting on her to step-up her game to out-shine the Sussexes? I really feel for this woman.

      I am also willing to bet that being in close vicinity to the prize Rose Bush is not making things any easier.

    • Truthiness says:

      Agreed and Kate looks ready to cry at a few points.

      • Geraldine Granger says:

        Watching the video it seemed like she was trying her hardest not to cry. Maybe because the gravity of the situation hit her or because she is unhappy, who knows, but the fidgeting, blinking, deep breaths all seemed like she was fighting back tears.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Yeah, that was one of the most bizarre aspects of the video. She really looked distressed at one point. The constant blinking, pursing of the lips, and eyes darting all over the place is quite odd. I don’t think it’s simple boredom (we’ve seen her bored faces plenty over the years) and I don’t think it has much to do with the COVID-19 crisis either. Maybe they had a big fight before doing this interview? She seems like she doesn’t even want to be in the same room as him.

      • Becks1 says:

        I sort of brushed over these comments yesterday bc I hadn’t watched the video, but I watched it yesterday afternoon and you all are definitely right. she looks….sad? defeated? distressed? I dunno what exactly, but there was something off about her, and about the way she and William interacted. Usually they can play along for the cameras but they weren’t able to do that yesterday.

        And I saw lots of comments on twitter, IG and Facebook to that effect, which surprised me. But its not just something we CBers are making up.

      • Ellie says:

        Did anyone else notice the self-comforting arm rub Kate was doing? You can see it at the very bottom of the screen. I agree that she was not in a good place for this video, but I read her mannerisms as anxious or sad rather than angry or annoyed. She’s seemed increasingly defeated over the last year or so, in rather sharp contrast to the journalistic proclamations that she’s Coming Into Her Own! and Finding Her Voice!

    • Züri says:

      She seems pretty disengaged and glances at herself on the video feed a lot. I noticed she sighed a couple of times while he was speaking. I also just can’t with her phony accent. The two of them are just too much.

    • aria says:

      my theory is that William has gone back to rose bush again. her unhappiness is very obvious.

  16. bluemoonhorse says:

    Probably an unpopular opinion but I think Wills and Kate started doing more when it was clear that Charles was sick and QEII went into isolation. Things got real and I think they were both told to step it up NOW. And it could be because they have Meg and Harry’s social media person.

    While I do think they could chose better ways to reach out, they are both rather incompetent so we get stuff like this. Slow clap for trying (too little, to late).

    • Suzy says:

      I’d agree that that they were called to step up when the older royals had to isolate. And I think they’re doing a fine job. Nothing they do will ever be remarkable or extraordinary, but it doesn’t really have to be. Perks of hereditary monarchy.

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        I’ve seen a HUGE uptick in Wills and Kate stories on my Yahoo news page (because I use a Yahoo email sometimes). This area has a lot of paid “news” such as Kardashian stories so it’s obvious to me that W&K are now paying for placement, trying to gain goodwill. Most of the stories are about trivial things – Kate wore a striped shirt, BS but I just find that interesting.

      • yinyang says:

        @bluemoon Hmmm, I’ve noticed that too.

    • I hope to God the new social media hire is not responsible for the positioning of that camera. PR 101: That’s a very uncomplementary angle!

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        LOL I bet you that he told them to do it but wasn’t there to micro manage them. Really, these two are pretty stupid and there would have to be a lot of hand-holding which of course isn’t possible right now. LOL

      • RoyalBlue says:

        He is probably a covert sussexsquad operative.

  17. AGreatDane says:

    William has to work overtime for being a prick about COVID-19 in March. They’re gonna be on Zoom calls every week now (and I will be skipping every single one because they are quite boring).

    • ArtHistorian says:

      That dumb joke really came back to bite him in the ass. Public figures should be careful when it comes to joking about sensitive subjects – and William should just stop making jokes, full stop, because he is very unfunny.

  18. Tiffany says:

    I mean there is just… much love, warmth and comfort between those two. *stares and blinks*

  19. Kath says:

    The message they are sending out is positive , we where all expecting something from them PR wise when Harry and Megan where out and about helping the vulnerable in the past week.
    l honestly don’t think anyone is expecting more from them as a couple, but as other comentators said earlier William has absolutely no interest in listening to Kate, looking at Kate or just simply sitting beside Kate, he really looks angry when she is around, really don’t know how she stays or puts up with this situation , although judging by this clip she already knows !!

  20. Suzy says:

    I think the worst part about William’s previous comments/jokes about corona is that he was mocking people’s genuine anxieties about a viral illness that had already killed thousands. Why/how would it ever cross the mind of true mental health advocate to deride people in such a way? Even if he wasn’t convinced, like many, that it was that big of a deal, it really makes me question his commitment/understanding of mental health advocacy.

    • Mtec says:

      Same here @Suzy, specially since their narrative (once they actually began to rake this situation seriously) was that they were gonna abandon their mental health & childrens’ initiative to “fight the coronavirus.” I think once the public pointed put just how ridiculous that was, all of the sudden they’re all about it again.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      All William’s jokes are passive-aggressive and at the expense of someone. The Corona-virus jokes he told in Ireland were probably the worst and, as you say, it really raises the question exactly how much he really cares about mental heath, or how much he really cares about ordinary people at all.

      Making fun of people being scared during a pandemic of a completely new disease that we don’t a cure or a vaccine for is the height of insensitivity – and incredibly hypocritical from someone who proclaims to care about mental health.

    • Xo says:

      Yes, the remark was unfortunate.

  21. Awkward symphony says:

    I love how no one is falling for this PR stunt. Just go over to the bbc Twitter account. They had to delete a post which erupted in criticism about why they went against government advice to not travel.
    The whole thing looks staged. They both kept looking into one spot which clearly shows that this was staged and not spontaneous like meghan and harry’s videos. #pathetic

  22. yinyang says:

    Wow, she’s darker than Meghan here, lol.

    • Mtec says:

      Lol! I don’t know if it’s the lighting or computer display settings maybe, but yeah they both look pretty tan. I wonder if they have tanning beds in their palace or something

  23. Florence says:

    They probably used to love and like each other a lot when they were young and fun. But responsibility, mistresses and the realisation that they hate the day job and can never leave it have all helped to break down the relationship.

    His other “choices” eg Jecca and Isabella didn’t want to marry into the job so he got stuck with the single-minded one who didn’t realise what was in store. Having his playground reduced to one woman soured him as he likes getting his own way!

    • Xo says:

      I wonder sometimes if we’re not too hard on Kate. . .

      • Nic919 says:

        She could divorce him if she wanted. No one is obligated to stay married if they don’t want to. It’s the 21st century and there is precedent in that family for divorce.

        She’s no different than Melania who has also chosen to remain married.

      • GuestWho says:

        @Xo – I had a brief moment of feeling that way after watching them not interact at all in this video – then i remembered her behavior at Westminster Abbey a few weeks ago, and I snapped out of it. She’s a mean girl whose chickens have come home to roost.

  24. Ewissa says:

    I watched it this morning.
    And it was so staged…
    But best points-
    When she spoke first time he looked all the time sideways to some imaginary weird spot in space (u know the look) it’s like he tried so hard to spaced out lol ( he wasn’t even blinking and is was so weird)
    Than when he talked about talking and metal wellbeing Kate was making all those concern facial expressions-like 1000 of them in 1 second and just look so fake.
    I was wondering if they came out of “hiding” because we got positive news about H&M

  25. Awkward symphony says:

    “When she spoke first time he looked all the time sideways to some imaginary weird spot in space..”

    He does that alot when she’s speaking. Just YouTube her Pakistan speech and you’ll see☹He was likely also reading the pre prepared script to see she would deviate or not! They were both looking in that direction alot.

    @YINYANG her tan is very visible in this one. We had sunny weather but no way near as what would give you that thick tan! They clearly went away to that island and probably came back when they heard chuck got the virus. Luckily no one in fleet street will ever point to it so..

    • Ewissa says:

      I also noticed that she look that she aged a lot since last appearence ( maybe that dark tan and that she wasnt airbrushed)

  26. MegJ says:

    The body language during this is incredible. Kate is seething and can barely tolerate glancing at William and Will can’t look at her when she talks either. It’s so uncomfortable, they are like strangers who have to sit too close on the bus and are trying to avoid eye contact or acknowledgment! Wow!

    • Amy Too says:

      That’s what I’m seeing too: two people who don’t even know each other who are forced to sit very close and work on the same project and they’re trying really hard not to make eye contact or accidentally touch because they feel really awkward about it. He is holding his arms really tightly against his body so he avoids touching her. She looks like she hates him and can’t wait for this to be over so she can run off and scream/vomit about having to spend so much time so closely to him.

      • bluemoonhorse says:

        I agree but considering she had Louis, they do touch sometime. I’ve always wondered how someone could tolerate being together in an intimate way when you can’t stand the other person. I guess we are seeing that in action here.

      • Lady D says:

        Louis will be two in a couple weeks, coupled with 40weeks of pregnancy = it was a long time ago.

  27. Linda says:

    I am glad they are doing this and I hope to see more work from this two. These are really trying and uncertain times and every help is welcome.

  28. Jaded says:

    I think Willnot must be a real tyrant to live with. And each time the Sussexes hit another ball out of the park he doubles down with pissy behaviour. She looks like a puppy that just got kicked, almost frightened or trapped or something, I can’t put my finger on it but she just looks crushed.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      William has lost his usual whipping post in Harry so now is Kate who is getting the brunt of his temper tantrums – there was a story in the press about a month ago that William would never let Harry forget who was going to be King. Now that Harry has not only left the RF he’s living in another country William has no one left but Kate to kick around and he clearly is.

      While I have some sympathy for Kate she knew exactly what kind of man William was when she spent 10 years trying to get him to marry her. She also is/was an active participant in the campaign against Meghan so karma is biting her on the ass. She will never leave him, he knows that, she knows that and so do we. She will put up with whatever sh!t he throws at her just as she has always done.

      • Jaded says:

        God I can’t imagine being in that position. She made a Faustian bargain when she married him didn’t she.

      • Chrissy says:

        I agree, DU. Also, another thing that might influence her decision-making about their relationship, is how her family might react if she ever gave a hint that things are not all that rosy in the Cambridge marriage. She might see Carole siding with the Petulant Petty Prince instead of her and I can’t see Kate surviving that. I think sees that she is between a rock and a hard place – between a cheating, dismissive husband and her ambitious, royalty-obsessed mother – where she loses whichever way she acts. I hope her lifestyle is worth being cuckolded by both your husband and your own mum!

      • Feeshalori says:

        That’s got to be the worst, knowing your own mom wouldn’t take your side and is more sympathetic to your husband than to you.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        @Chrissy and Feeshalori – Carole has always taken Williams side over Kate’s even when he has been in the wrong. I recall reading a story that one of their breakups was over him taking another woman to a party and they apparently fell out when she confronted him about it. The story was Kate had had enough and was done with him but Carole had other ideas – she allegedly invited William to the family NY eve party where she put the 2 of them on the spot in front of all the other guests telling them to kiss and make up. So they did and this cycle has continued ever since.

        Kate has a backbone but she does not go up against William or Carole as she always loses.

        Its long been said that if it wasn’t for Carole continually throwing Kate at William their relationship would never have lasted beyond University.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I’ve heard the Carole stories going way back and always thought she had a Machiavellian streak to her. I was appalled that she persuaded her daughter to remain with a man who disrespected her and clearly couldn’t care less about her. If Carole could have married William herself she would have, so she’s achieving her ambitions through her daughter come hell or high water. With a mother like this, who needs enemies?

  29. Elle says:

    If Kate was a friend of yours, and you saw this, you would immediately stage an intervention.

    This woman is crying out for help.

  30. Annie says:

    As other posters have commented, this crisis really shows how pointless the royal family is. When you take the glitz away, there really isn’t much left but vague platitudes. The old royalist claim that the monarch holds the nation together in times of crisis has really turned out to be untrue. Not even the queen has inspired much enthusiasm. The symbol of hope and togetherness has been the NHS workers.

    The other problem is, William isn’t very good at his job. He is so clearly not qualified for – or interested in – any of the causes he is promoting. Obviously no royal is really qualified in the true sense of the word, but at least some royals have charisma and passion. Like Victoria of Sweden, who seems to work a busy schedule and radiates genuine warmth. William radiates nothing of the sort, he can barely conceal how annoyed he is at having to show up. I think it’s down to a combination of lack of intellect and a lack of social skills, which makes his every public appearance feel rehearsed and awkward. He is just going through the motions, and it shows.

    • Xo says:

      Charles, imo, has been an incredibly active & dutiful Prince of Wales.

      For those who support them,
      I don’t think it’s so much about what they do as it is about what they mean & the sentiment they inspire in people as symbols of national identity.

      They tell a story.

      It remains to be seen if that story will continue to resonate in coming years.

  31. Well-Wisher says:

    The response towards the Cambridges from parts of the British public who seem uninterested in the their tabloid media and its 80% market share is interesting. This part of the population is informed, thinks critically and unhappy. The are not supporters of anyone and reacts as citizens. The Cambridges close ties with certain types will not endear with this crowd. It reflects in the comments summed by one as ” They are not the leaders of us”. I suppose this section of the population wants the government of the day to plan, provide and lead in the face of this pandemic .
    They do not care for “propaganda” from a second heir.
    On the other hand I watched the above film clip. My first experience. It is a revelation.

  32. Mina_Esq says:

    I guess they don’t see the irony of making mental health their flagship cause, given all the mental abuse they rained down on H&M

  33. Cora says:

    Every mind matters except Meghan’s. No decent people will support this 2 again.

  34. Kath says:

    Looking at that clip again and to me Kate knows darn well she is on camera, do u think she wants us the viewer to know or to see how unhappy she is , she is pretty cunning , and knows how to put on a show and smile directly into the camera , has done this for years , something is definitely up !

    • Amy Too says:

      I want to know what order these videos were filmed in. In the interview, she’s more engaged and happy when the camera shows her and she’s joking and fine. But there’s also the separate screens thing where they show either the interviewer, William, or Kate, not will and Kate together ever. I’m wondering if she thought that was going to be the same set up for the charity chat video, and she didn’t realize she was actually visible and being shown the entire time, not just when she was speaking.

      I also wonder if the interview came first, then they had a big fight or Kate got some bad news, and then the charity talk video came where she looks like she wants to puke/run away/sob her eyes out. What happened between video one and two to change her demeanor so much?

  35. yinyang says:

    So clearly she got a hair cut, hair coloured, hairstyled (she has naturally curly hair) eyebrows done, and god knows what else by her non-essential hairstylist. And still the Keenbrigdes haven’t made one monetary donaton and have the audacity to show their faces.

  36. Molly says:

    Sorry but I’m sure there is a message but William and Kate or terrible with their delivery and the ability to show and express empathy. If you don’t believe in what you’re saying you have no passion for what you’re trying to communicate. They seemed bored or annoyed

  37. aquarius64 says:

    They do look disengaged in the interview and each other. When they review this appearance and the responses there are going to be a lot of unhappy people at KP. I think the queen and Charles jerked knots into the Cambridges and told them to step up. CH and BP are not going to be happy about these performances.

  38. cherriepie84 says:

    Two ships sailing past each other at night. At one point in the video she sighs so deeply! That interview was painful to watch.

  39. February Pisces says:

    Do William and Kate have the power to stop people from getting sick? No! Do they have the power and control to prevent people losing their jobs or stop their businesses from going under? No! So essentially they are pretty useless during this whole pandemic because the things that people really need can not be met by them. Even their stans know this, hence why they have no time to prop them up because now more than ever people are in real need, and the Cambridge’s can’t do sh*t to help.

    • Jaded says:

      They do have the power to donate money and to rally other members of the BRF and rich friends to donate. They have the power to have one of their numerous staff members send a couple hundred lunches over to hospitals to feed overworked and exhausted medical staff. The do have the power to finance food banks running out of supplies or, like Meghan and Harry, organize deliveries of food to the elderly and shut-ins quarantining through a variety of charities. I think it’s more a case of they won’t do sh*t other than a few Zoom chats from the comfort of their palatial home.

      • February Pisces says:

        That’s not the point I was making. Even if they did all of that and donated millions, people are still going to get sick. Even if they donated millions, it’s not going to stop the economy from crashing. If all it took was for one rich person to save everyone, than great, but essentially no one actually has that power, hence why the RF look more useless now more than ever, because nothing they do can actually make a huge difference.

    • yinyang says:

      I knew this was going to be their downfall. There is no pr spin to make someone look useful when they’re not at a time like this. Rigth now frontline workers are working hard unable to see their kids and worried about bringing home the virus, but still paying through the teeth for the royals to enjoy their own.

  40. MJM says:

    In high school and beyond there was a peer who bullied me. She would audibly jeer and sneer at me whenever she saw me whether at school, the mall or wherever. I did nothing but exist to elicit this treatment from her. Out of curiosity I checked out her facebook page years later and saw many references to women’s rights, abuse of women etc. My reaction: you’ve got to be kidding me. Bullies have this delusion that certain people are only deserving of their kindness and support while it’s fine to persecute those they deem subhuman. I get this same reaction to the Cambridges here knowing how they treated Meghan. They are contemptible people and don’t get a pass for their selective “kindness.”

  41. Marivic says:

    Kate seems to have been crying the whole night before the interview. Her eyes show so much contempt and exasperation. I hope she’s not a battered wife. She cannot even hide her aversion toward her husband. The same is true with William; looks like he feels very nervous about what will come out of his wife’s mouth. Seems like he’s afraid she’s going to say something dumb and mess it up. And I think she knows that her husband doesn’t have confidence in her and is not proud of her when it comes to public interviews and speeches. But I think she’s reached a point where she doesn’t care what he thinks about her anymore. She’s just out there to honestly show the world that she’s over him and doesn’t care about what the world thinks about their marriage. Must have been so painful for them both to sit beside each other and endure each other’s presence.

  42. berkshirecounty says:

    Of course one can never know what goes on in their relationship, but from what I gathered from the media, the narrative seemed to be that William married her because he’d look like a “cad” if he didn’t. He didn’t owe her a proposal and she didn’t have to stay with him. If the Rose rumors are true, it’s well and good that Kate forgave William. But how can William respect Kate after that? You can’t love what you don’t respect. You don’t show your value to a man by clinging to him. Forgiveness is important…..but clinging when you both know you deserve better? Maybe I’m out of my depth as I’m still young and not yet married. I just feel bad about their marriage, like it wasn’t founded on solid ground despite their long courtship.

  43. songbirds_thrive says:

    I think Kate is feigning concern for the most part, no matter what’s going on behind-the-scenes. Whatever their relationship is, by now they are both in it together and their pettiness underneath their fake public masks makes them suited for each other.