Ingrid Seward: Duchess Kate wears the pants (jeggings) in her marriage

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Real question: is Ingrid Seward the nastiest snob among the royal commentators? I remember when she used to throw down snide comments on nearly every royal figure, but in recent years, she’s definitely one of those commentators who act as if they’re getting paid solely to embiggen the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge while simultaneously talking sh-t about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. All of which to say, this B is at it again. Seward gave an interview to The Sun about how Kate and William feel the unbearable burden of keenness in these trying times. Some highlights:

Will & Kate feel the royal burden is entirely on their shoulders now that Harry & Meghan are gone: “They feel almost wholly responsible as they are the only influential ones young enough to be out there at the moment apart from Sophie and Edward and The Princess Royal. They have the highest profile and want to use it to the benefit of the monarchy which has to be seen as being a comfort to people at this time.

Kate wears the jeggings in the Cambridge marriage: “I think Kate has always worn the trousers. She runs the household allowing William to get on with his own thing. She may not have ever looked as confident as she does now, but that was because she didn’t want to overshadow her husband. He is quite happy to let her lead the Zoom calls as someone has to. Although they are very competitive, their marriage is not a competition.”

Will & Kate are so happy that they successfully exiled the Sussexes: “I think they are sending the message that they can do it on their own without the support of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. I get the impression that the Cambridges are far more relaxed and comfortable since Meghan and Harry left.”

The Cambridges love using their kids as props in a PR war: “I think the Cambridges want to let people see their children in controlled circumstances i.e. that they have control over. The underlying message has to be that unlike Meghan and Harry they are happy for everyone to enjoy pictures of their children especially if they are doing something not just looking cute. It shows that she has learnt the magic of sharing bits of information and details of her children’s lives as a way of engaging with people.”

Seward believes that Harry is secretly so sad: “I think we all hope that after such a rumpus that Meghan and Harry have found the happiness and peace they hoped for in their new life. But there is no doubt Harry must be missing his family during these strange times and must be thinking how much more he could do if he was here.”

[From The Sun]

“She runs the household allowing William to get on with his own thing.” *cough cough* Ahem. *points at a rose bush* Ahem. And yes, that is their dynamic. Kate raises the kids and relies on her mom and William f–ks around and they live separate lives. But the burden of keenness! The monarchy – nay, the NATION – rests solely on their keen shoulders, just like they planned when they were smearing and maligning Harry and Meghan. I also have no f–king idea what Seward is prattling on about with the kids’ photos. I don’t blame Will & Kate for showing us cute photos of their kids – their kids are cute and people want to see them, and W&K like showing them off in a controlled way. And… Meghan and Harry are the same way? Who cares? Why is Seward even being bitchy about that?

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  1. Laalaa says:

    You know..
    I’ve always thought she is his S to his M.
    From the outside he appears the lead, but he seems to me like a little boy who wants to be punished and that’s what Kate knows and gives him and this is why he will never abandon her.
    And while you think I’m crazy and/or funny, I had been in a similar dynamic.

    • Silas says:

      William is a sly man who needs someone to lose so he can feel like he is a winner. Kate isn’t on board with everything William does but she desperately wants to be on his team.

      William will never leave Kate because he doesn’t care about being an insincere person. He wants to feel comfortable and in control and Kate will give him that.

      They say the submissive is really in control but that’s in a healthy dynamic with full honesty. Here, Kate is there to serve William’s needs and keep a sense of stability. What is William’s purpose besides money and connections?

    • Tessa says:

      To the Kate fans It is great when Kate “wears the trousers.” (LOL) but there are critics who slam Meghan for “ordering Harry around.” the double standard so prominent and obvious

      • Olenna says:

        IKR. Like they say about the DoS, Katie Keen ‘gets what she wants’! She has duped everyone with her dark magic powers. She has cast a malevolent spell over Willie and emasculated him with her narcissistic need for power and control. She knows TQ’s days are numbered, so her next objective is to bring Chuckie to his knees in full submission to her and QM Carole, who will silently rule as monarch during his reign. And that, everyone, is exactly how ridiculous these crazed haters sound when they talk about Meghan.

    • LouBear says:

      I mean, I’m going to need more of this theory LaaLaa

    • Aria says:

      I disagree with your theory though. If Kate is master in their bedroom , she could have easily got her third kid soon and also her fourth. According to your theory the master has all the cards when it comes to bedroom but in this case , william repeatedly said no to third kid and he gave in to save his family man image and that too he cheated on her during her pregnancy. Also submissive wont cheated on their master not that I know off. The submissive only thing to please their master and they wont want their master to get mad at them. Your theory is correct when you change the role with Kate being submissive and William being master than it future correctly. Because master decided when to have kids and how many which William does. Kate being submissive doesnt cheat on William because she is afraid that her master will be raging mad when his submissive found another master. That’s why Kate wont cheat and she is classical example of submissive wife who always look out for her hubby approval which kate does often.

      Edit though : I got it wrong but anyways, I dont think Kate has that much power over William like submissive vs master style. In their reproducing William takes the lead not Kate. The woman who is in control of her hubby in bedroom doesnt appear like Kate. Meghan has that style who can both lead and laid back. No way kate will punish this williy boy. If he is sexually attracted towards her he wont go for rose bush. Most people cheat because at one point their sex life becomes boring and predictable and they cheat because the new partner or person brings something new to their sex life which both thrills and excited them. If William is satisfied with his vanilla sex he wont need rose . I bet rose gives that both exciting and thrilling experinces to him.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      I am going to disagree and say that Kate is being set up as the one in control and “wearing the trousers” in the marriage for when WillieLeaks cheating scandal(s) become public knowledge. Then they have a backstory of her being the shrill harpy and domineering wife that caused her husband to cheat. “Shrew wife causes husband to cheat” is a popular lie/excuse in infidelity.

      • Aria says:

        I believe your theory though , setting her up with that notion and easily divorce her if William wants. Also many of her stand think if William divorce Kate his image will be ruined but that’s not the case and no one will pity Kate other than her stans. William wont divorce Kate to save his family man image , he wont because no woman will put up with his bs. Only she does for tiara and title.

      • Becks1 says:

        Huh. that’s a good theory actually. Kate is in control, William cant enjoy himself, he has no say over the kids, he doesn’t get to play as big a part in their lives as he wants, etc. What else was he to do but turn to a country Rose (or whoever) and can he be blamed if he lost his heart and now wants a different life??!?!

        I can see the articles now. Interesting theory.

      • GuestWho says:

        Throw in the domineering mother-in-law for the win.

      • Redgrl says:

        I think you’ve hit the nail on the head…

      • PrincessK says:

        @Zapp Brannigan ….you are totally correct. There has been a line going around for a while that Kate is the boss. She needs to watch out, if the press can’t get enough Meghan headlines, they will come after her.

    • Mary says:

      There have been a few very public instances where Kate just rips into William that have been ignored or downplayed by the press. My favourite is the time in Poland where they are leaving a building on the way to a reception. The photos of her are hilarious…laying into Will and then trying to recover and smile for the cameras. Hilarious! Another time is on the filmed walk to Charlotte’s christening. Kate just starts ripping into Will and he just glums up and takes it. The first time I noticed it was on their tour of the US, when at a polo tournament she got to the stage to give the award and appears to have snapped at William, hard enough to make Will and the other polo players jump. Believe you me Kate runs their household with an iron fist and if she feels free to hammer him in public what is going on at home…

      • Aria says:

        She may rule her household with iron fist because william doesnt care about his family and he is not that involved in his kids life. So automatically Kate has control. No way in hell Kate wear pant in that relationship. He treat her like doormats and he step on her whenever he want because he knows that only he has the power to throw away the doormat not that doormat will wake up one day and leave the house because her masters are stepping on her too much. Master has the identity and doormats doesnt .

      • Nic919 says:

        William rolls his eyes when she does speeches and basically ignores her. She’s not in control of anything that William doesn’t let her do. She might run the house and kids but that’s because he can’t be bothered to be involved. He still took off to Jecca’s wedding and left Kate and the kids over the Easter holiday. He went on hunting trips with Jecca. He did the ski trip with the boys and flirting with the women on video trip. He was barely there after George was born so skate stayed with her parents.

        That’s not a guy who listens or respects his wife in any context.

        There are a ton of red flags that we see about the relationship even with the little that is seen. Kate has never had the power here and never will. That’s the deal Carole made for William to finally agree to propose.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        It’s actually been the other way around. *William* is the one who has often snapped at Kate in public, with Kate either doing the grin and bear it routine or looking like a kicked puppy. I remember one of the earliest examples of this in their marriage was in 2012 (at the Diamond Jubilee I think). Kate was with Will and Harry, and she turned to say something to Will with a smile on her face. Will basically sneered as he responded to her. Kate abruptly turned away and waved to the crowd rather vigorously with an unhappy expression. I still wonder what that exchange was about; Harry’s expression as he watched them was pretty amusing.

      • Mary says:

        @Beach Dreams, of course William has sneered at Kate. He sneers at a lot of people. I have seen Kate look hurt, demeaned or ignored by William but I have never seen Kate jump or cower like I have William when Kate is really pissed. Just go check out some of the instances I mentioned.

      • Nic919 says:

        If Kate truly ruled with an iron fist then we wouldn’t see him taking off the way he does. A few instances of Kate blowing her lid is not the sign of Kate in control of that relationship. If she was he wouldn’t have taken off during Easter and gone to Jecca’s wedding on his own. Or go on that ski trip and flirt shamelessly with young women, or disappear for most of George’s first year. Or what about that photo where he’s getting off the plane and doesn’t even look back to check on his very pregnant wife to make sure she got off without an issue. A guy who publicly shows disrespect to his spouse in public as often as he does is someone who knows there are no consequences.

        This is also a guy who during the long dating years wouldn’t let her stay over despite being in a long term relationship and he made her do the walk of shame in front of the paps for several years. He also let the story of his RPOs calling her the mattress hit the media and he didn’t send human rights letters to stop it.

        William does want he wants when he wants and Kate Just has to accept it if she wants that tiara.

      • PrincessK says:

        This corresponds with the rumours.

  2. Ali says:

    Omg. The first picture in this article killed me.

    • Redgrl says:

      Yes, that picture is worth a thousand keen words…

    • damejudi says:

      Which picture? The 80s JC Penney Career Woman on her phone, or the one where the in-focus keen one looks all kinds of worried?

      I personally love Keen mannequin-at-work. Always use this pic!

      • Redgrl says:

        @damejudi – the one where she’s worriedly looking at William as he Trumpily forgets about her and strides away. Someone wrote that’ll be the photo that people look back to if/when things fall apart.

  3. Sofia says:

    I think these two pretty much live separate lives (as you’ve said Kaiser) just like most of the aristocracy.

    If Kate could have it her way, she would be a full time stay at home mother, looking after the kids and shopping whenever and vacationing whenever she wants. But you don’t marry a man who’s lifestyle is heavily subsidised by the taxpayers if that’s the lifestyle you want and you certainly don’t marry the Future Future King if that’s the lifestyle you want. So she does her minimum amount of work and that’s it.

    • Mumbles says:

      She would have been happier with Pippa’s life. But for an upper middle class girl with aristo dreams, this is the life she set her sights on. I have no idea why neither she nor her husband appreciate the idea that for such a life they’re expected to do *something.*

    • bettyrose says:

      When did this stop being the expectation of marriage, though? Woman running the home, man attending to his business, financial and otherwise. Not saying I’d ever want that life, but that was the norm in the western world until the second half of the 20th century, and is still the norm in some cultures. (And not gonna lie, I’m seriously side-eyeing the marriages of all nutters demanding to be let out of their homes during a pandemic.)

  4. Ali says:

    To Ingrid I would ask “what more could Harry do?

    Harry’s doing the same thing everyone else is just from a better environment.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Ingrid Seward and her ilk want Harry to do whatever Harry does from the UK not from California.

    • bettyrose says:

      IRK? If he weren’t out delivering meals, there’d be no definitive proof his donations and zoom calls weren’t originating from the UK. Literally, NO DIFFERENCE right now.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I liked how she said W&K are the only young royals now, aside from Sophie & Edward, and the Princess Royal (Anne). Neither Sophie & Ed, nor Anne are ‘young’. If 70 is young, I’m a teenager.

  5. Ali says:

    William is going to hate it when his kids overshadow him.

    • Babz says:

      Karma is going to exact a high price for his actions. Having to stand by and watch your kids eclipse you, when you crave that spotlight, will be a just reward as far as I’m concerned.

  6. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    “But there is no doubt Harry must be missing his family during these strange times and must be thinking how much more he could do if he was here.”

    Really? REALLY? Why the fuck these people believe the RF to be a happy, bubbling family?

    HINT: if Harry was happy to be there, he would have stayed there. People don’t leave somewhere when they are happy. People don’t leave someone behind with they are happy. people leave because they are unhappy.

    Granted, they wanted to leave on better terms, but you know what they say about breakups? It is time that people show who they truly are. When my father wanted out, my mother left him go. When he complained about alimony and pension, my mother went ” Dont bother- i got this.”

    It is the same feeling I get from harry on his last appearance. Complete and utter disappointment at his fanmily Him and Meghan being polite because they are not narcisists, and Kate going all mean girl.

    remember the reports that the Queen would punish them? and that we did not believe the reports because it was petty? then it all came down and it was even worse?

    For fuck´s sake, who would miss a family like the Windors?

    • Sofia says:

      There is a pandemic going on. Even the BRF are all isolated in their different palaces/homes. What can Harry do in the UK that he can’t do in America during these times?

      • Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

        As far as we know, William is RIGHT there. Why they need Harry to do anything?

        Harry IS with HIS family.

        This is the real problem here. People consider Harry´s family not to be Meghan and Archie, but Betty and Willie.

        If Betty needs someone to fetch her a warm bottle, she has Pedo Andy,

      • Ginger says:

        The press act like Harry is their King now. He is the only one that can help with the pandemic. He apparently has the cure. My God. They really miss him haha

  7. Aria says:

    Lol they are trying create Kate as Meghan . Pant wearing woman in relationship wont allow her hubby to treat her like shit and turn blind eye to cheating. Pants wearing woman has self respect, also she doesnt depend on her hubby money. That is the main definition of pant wearing woman does , she wont take shit from anyone. Kate is 50s wives who wont leave their hubby because how she can manage that lifestyle with alimony.

    • Brit says:

      When Kate wore that blue inspired outfit getting photographed after Meghan and Harry’s appearance at the Endeaver Awards, I knew the media put her up to that. The media has a lot of insecurity because an American Biracial actress has overshadowed their homegrown English rose with ease. They know the true superstars are gone and they are angry.

    • Tessa says:

      Kate has been totally dependent on what William wants since they started dating. She had to wait 8 years until he decided to settle for her.

    • S808 says:

      I know it eats them up (media and the palace tbh) that Kate isn’t as charismatic or have the work ethic in regards to her charities. They like that she is obedient but she doesn’t have It, she’s interesting as beige wallpaper and she doesn’t sell papers. Meghan is who they wanted her to be minus the melanin and the spine.

    • Ginger says:

      I wonder if KP saw our comments regarding Kate and saying we couldn’t respect someone like her who is a doormat and lets her husband cheat. And now there is a story of Kate wearing the pants in the relationship. Coincidence? Probably not.

      • Aria says:

        Lol here many people suspect that kp lurks here in the comment section because they set cambriges exactly what these comment said they should have done. I know this because many rr get their shit from lurking into anti Meghan tumblr account. Receipt is that when serena lost her match , many meghan haters said that meghan is cursed to serena that’s why serena is losing. In few days we got the article saying the same thing in DM. Another example is one the anti meghan blog said that Meghan got shut down by harry in balcony over the trooping colour and she looks like lost puppy. The next day we got the article with the same sentence that harry shut down meghan in balcony in DM. I believe those rr and kp staff lurks here to steal our ideas. No wonder their stans also steal the comment from here and paste it on private site and mock when they gave no guts to say it in our face .

  8. ABritGuest says:

    This is the second royal ‘expert’ I’ve seen say Kate is the boss in the relationship recently. Wondering why& who wants that out there. Interesting how that’s not a problem when it’s Kate as leader. William isn’t whipped or being emasculated.

    These royal experts seem very bitter& obsessed with the irrelevant Sussexes. If there aren’t enough young, glamorous royals around they did it to themselves. And we’ve seen Archie more than royal children are generally seen at the same age, they just act like he’s been hidden away because they had limited opportunities to profit of his image.

    • Brit says:

      That’s all they are angry about. Harry and Meghan aren’t playing the game and pimping out their son to get positive pr. They have never been through anything like this before where you have two individuals who aren’t backing down against the machine. In a way they are traumatized because blackmailing, abusing and bullying has worked before but it pushed them away and made them stronger.

      • Aria says:

        Yea long back someone in the comment said that the smear campaign was to drive Meghan away not harry and they are surprised that harry gone away too. That why brf try to take away all his title , military etc because he will cave for those. In the end harry happily went away. That’s what they did with andy too, andy doesnt want to divorce fergie even after her scandal but palace pressure him to do it and threatened to take away the money . That’s why he did it and even now he is with her and both didnt marry . Fergie was very much in Andy life and getting benefits from it.

    • GamerGirl says:

      My theory: If she’s in “control” of the household and William, it makes her work-shyness seem… more acceptable. She’s busy keeping the FUTURE KING in check and maturing and stuff. So her complete lack of interest in doing anything for the public is completely understandable.

    • Emmitt says:

      They only want to see Archie to see how “black” he is. They want to see hair texture and they want to see his facial features. Then they will talk about how much better the Cambridge children are. It hurt the reporters to their souls Archie didn’t get a title, knowing good and well if Archie got a title, they’d complain about that. And when the time comes where Archie is automatically elevated to HRH status they will warn he BET NOT ever be referred to as HRH Prince Archie …even though his parents don’t want him styled that way anyway. It is so sad and tragic and pathetic.

    • Nan says:

      I suspect something bad is showing up about Will and courtiers want to pin it on her. Like being too much in charge/not enough in charge.

      And that stance is also part of the “brothers would be loving brothers, if only their willful women could get along” narrative. :( :(

  9. Harla says:

    The Cambridge’s and the royal reporters/experts totally deserve each other and now that Harry and Meghan are gone they all get to reap the benefits of their actions. Good luck!

    • Brit says:

      Yep. That family is stuck with a parasitic, evil media they have to keep off their backs and the media is stuck with boring, bland and useless royals who can’t even drum enough interest for more than an hour. Don’t bite the hands that feeds both parties.

  10. Brit says:

    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. The media is trying to turn Kate into Meghan and it’s still not working. They know all those kiss ass articles about William/Kate don’t sell. At this point the media only support the Cambridge’s as a means to shit on the Sussexes and still no one cares. They desperately want Meghan and Harry back and it shows in every article. In a way, I feel sorry for Kate because that media is going to turn on her eventually but since she benefited the most from the Meghan smearing and in my opinion took glee in it, I can’t really empathize too much. You wanted boring, bland royals British Media, don’t try to make her sparkle now.

    • Aria says:

      They are very desperate for Kate to be like Meghan and have a good charity record. Her 5 question survey is such a flop and still she cant strong two sentences together, she is aging rapidly so they cant forever say that she is look beautiful. Her fashion sense is disaster and even her kids is not selling that much . With her changing her style into pants not much. Before anyone says after Meghan into then scene only Kate starts to wear pants to engagement and those long skirt. Before that no pants and no long skirt , even an article says that queen complain that Kate skirt is very short. In uk older people like Kate but younger generation working woman like meghan and they can relate to Meghan what is to struggle for work , getting harrssed by co workers and hustling for money. In what way these woman can relate to Kate who never had any job and all day sleep and party all night and waited for a guy who dumped, cheated on and humiliate her and she waited for ring and title. Even after wedding he remains the same and she wont leave because of title. In what way she wears pants??

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Just wanted to add that the titled aristocracy and untitled rich landed gentry aristocracy, Cain’s ilk, do not care for Unable. They never had cared for her and never will care for her.

      • CuriousCole says:

        Aria – that’s a good point about younger women not being able to relate to Kate.
        I am curious how long it takes for bored reporters to point out how little Kate has accomplished in the 15+ years since graduating St Andrews. Or start reminding readers of the dozen or so events where Kate’s stupid skirts flew up. From big to little things, she hasn’t mastered anything except making babies, how long will that sell??

    • Erinn says:

      I just don’t understand why they’d WANT to though.

      They rip Meghan to shreds, why would they want to make Kate more like her. I get that a majority of the crap Meghan gets hurled at her is racist so it wouldn’t apply to Kate- but there’s a lot of sexism in there too. They don’t LIKE that she has a mind of her own and is an equal partner in her relationship. They don’t like that she has ambitions and goals and interests outside of her husband.

      So I really don’t see how it would benefit them to make her into Meghan.

      Sometimes I just suspect they really have absolutely no idea what they’re doing and are just throwing things at the wall to see what sticks.

      • Becks1 says:

        So I think part of the blatant attacks on Meghan were because she was better at the “working” part of being a working royal than Kate was. That really sent *cough* some people *cough* over the edge and I think that’s what gave the press the confidence to go all in on Meghan – once they realized the attacks were being sanctioned by certain people in the royal sphere. The RRs weren’t huge fans of Kate because of her laziness and then when Meghan came along all that was forgotten. But I think prior to Meghan, the press did want Kate to be more like Meghan, if that makes sense. they wanted someone who was interesting and charismatic and engaging and who worked and championed causes etc. Instead they got……Kate.

        Kate started out her marriage with a good deal of “goodwill” with the press and that started to peter out over time, due to the lack of work, expensive home renovations, etc. Meghan’s arrival is when the press decided they liked that Kate didn’t work (she’s “devoted to her kids”) or that she always wore boring coatdress (“she’s a true princess”) etc.

        It’s interesting to think about what the press coverage of Kate would have been like at this point if Harry never met Meghan.

        so while I agree with you that the press doesn’t want Kate to be completely like Meghan, I do think there were some aspects of her that they want Kate to have.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate was being criticized for being lazy by the likes of Emily Andrews in spring 2016. By fall 2016 when news of Meghan dating Harry was taking over everything, there was no longer any focus on Kate.

        I would also say that the jealousy from the Cambridge / Middleton camp wasn’t because Meghan was better at royal work than Kate, after all Sophie was much better at it too. The big difference was that Meghan could garner the press attention for anything she did, including the royal work, more than Kate ever could and it included the international press that would never bother with Kate.

      • Sofia says:

        I think they DO secretly want someone who is charismatic, hard working and genuinely just, you know, cares. But the press and the royal court don’t like the fact that they got it in the form of an american, biracial and divorced woman married to the 6th in line.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        To me it all boils down to: Meghan sells newspapers and Katherine does not.

        Even a nasty article about Kate in say 2016 might generate 500-700 comments in 24 hours. Meghan nasty articles generate 3-7K comments in 6-7 hours.

        I do not think the RRs, especially the RRs at the Daily Fail, thought the Sussexes would basically leave the BRF because most of the RRs would sell their souls to be a member of the BRF. Believe they would move to Canada or South Africa, yes but not step down as senior royals.

        The RRs have found out that the Sussexes really do not care for the firm and can survive without it. This gives the RRs, especially the RRs at the Daily Fail, excuses to write stories with a nasty slant about Meghan and Harry which is what there readers want to read.

        With the exception of stories involving Rose Hanbury, and maybe Jecca Craig, who really wants to read a story about Cain and/or Unable be it embigging or just plain nasty and salty? I don’t.

      • L4frimaire says:

        Totally agree with Erinn. Right after the racism comes the sexism, and classism, both of which do not favor Kate. They can’t remake Meghan’s charisma or energy by throwing pants on Kate of having Sophie make some women’s rights speech. The same things you bash the Sussexes for won’t translate well to the others. I remember some clip of some old guy on one of the U.K. breakfast shows ripping on Meghan, saying she should just be a wife and mother, not to be so political with her patronages or giving speeches. The host actually had to redirect him. Those people don’t want to see that from royal wives, no matter how white or English they are. Even when William launched that Earthshot prize, a lot of their supporters were criticizing that saying it was too woke and eco warrior. The traditionalists don’t want Kate to be Meghan 2.0, they just want Meghan around so they can continue to bash her and be a human shield for the other royals.

  11. line says:

    Another double standard article because it is perfectly normal ans healthy that Kate is the one who has some “control” in her relationship with her husband but when it comes to Meghan, she is a manipulative authoritarian castrator.

  12. February Pisces says:

    Has Ingrid steward been reading Celebitchy? Is Kate now suddenly all insecure about her 1950s housewife image?

    • Nic919 says:

      Maybe someone realized that the image of quiet doormat won’t sell to many people and most of them don’t have many years left to live.

      Kate only controls her food intake, buttons, her kids (mostly because William doesn’t care to do the work) and her shopping list. Outside of that she has no control over William which the world can see. He brushes her off in almost every public appearance despite her puppy dog looks at him. He’s obviously in control because she looks foolish and he does whatever he wants. Kate either has to accept it or leave, which is the opposite of being in control.

    • Becks1 says:

      Honestly, this is what I’m picking up. There must be some noise outside of here about Kate being a Stepford wife and they’re trying to counter that.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I think they are trying to counter Cain’s love of Rose Bush gardening.

        The question seems to be: Is Cain still cultivating Rose Bushes or has he switched to another flower species and if so which one has he added to his garden.

        I think the forgiveness that Future Charles III appears to have gained is because his relationship with Camilla seems to be rock solid. Also, Future Charles III at almost age 72 really puts out a volume of work.

      • ABritGuest says:

        I think you guys are on to something as it’s bizarre for these royal experts to go from promoting her as the trad wife ideal, to the boss in her relationship.

        I jokingly predicted she might move into the girls&woman’s focused space with Sophie & Camilla with Meghan gone but now not so sure it’s much of a stretch.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I think the RRs know Kate could not do the work being done by Camilla, Sophie or Anne. Kate simply does not have the chops to do anything more complicated and/or deep than what she is currently doing. Kate is simply “Unable”

    • Sofia says:

      I agree with Nic919. Eventually the Cambridge’s target demographic will age out so I’m guessing their trying to make her appeal to the “younger” market or something.

      Seems like this has more Midds influence than anything. I doubt William would want a PR article that says he’s subservient to his wife and that she runs the household.

    • February Pisces says:

      Only strong women who break the mould and stand up for what they believe in make history. I can think of two royal brides that applies to and one who it most definitely does NOT.

      It’s a bit too late to start re-packaging her image now especially considering how much she’s benefited from her boring regular mum image.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      It’s certainly an interesting turn around from the press commentary after the Great Shrug Off in December. At that time it was all about W&K being in a traditional marriage and Kate seeing her association with the BRF as a contract. Now she’s wielding power and leading Will? LOL.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Any show Kate is running is a show that William wants no part of so Kate, or more likely Ma Middleton, is the Showrunner by default.

  13. Rae says:

    No. Just no.

    You can try all the psychological explanations about her “topping from the bottom”, so to speak, but she has been pushed, pulled and tugged by Will and his family into the image that she is today. She used to dare not speak without his say so in interviews; watch back on interviews and how she would always look to him before answering.

    If that is wearing the pants in the relationship, then I don’t want any of it.

    • Chrissy says:

      I’m not entirely sure about the the RF encouraging Kate to be subservient. I think Carole Middleton had historically had more influence on how milquetoast and pathetic Kate has appeared over time. Remember, she’s the “evil genius” behind the latching of Kate onto William. She pushed her her daughter(s) into the path of the aristocrats with the expensive schools and, with her shady brother, financially supporting Kate (and Pippa) throughout their early 20s so they would be available for partying with the rich kids (an avoiding working and supporting themselves). Carole was the one obsessed with all things Diana and the elevation of her family into the upper classes. She (with her brother’s money) did everything she could to steer Kate towards this goal. Even encouraging her to be totally subservient to William and even going so low as to manipulate William herself to get him to propose to her in exchange for a “real family life” he never experienced. Carole sold out her daughter to a cheating man her treats her like shit, just to get some recognition for herself and her family. The one thing the BRF did encourage was that Kate didn’t overshadow her lazy, loser husband, so she continued being the lazy, pathetic creature she is now. She’s an embarrassment to all modern women IMO.

  14. Silas says:

    Kate is such a regressive figure and the press loves her for it. How fragile is William that Kate must be eternally careful to not overshadow him?

    • February Pisces says:

      It’s the ‘right wing’ press that love her for it as she is exactly what they want to see in a wife, someone who is docile, does as she’s told, takes care of the kids and most importantly let’s her husband cheat without causing a fuss.

      Kate would have almost been fine as a duchess if only she had existed before Diana’s time, not after. You can’t go from someone like Diana who was a complete game changer, to kate.

  15. S808 says:

    So it’s not a problem when Kate is “in control” huh? She’s not manipulating him? It’s not “what Kate wants, Kate gets”? William isn’t pussywhipped? I think they live separate lives like most of those Windsor couples. Kate raises the kids and William fucks around.

  16. BayTampaBay says:

    I have a hard time believing Harry is missing his family as his family, referring to Chuck & Betty, did very little for him in terms of what they could have done and what he needed when he was living in England. Ms. Seward’s comment on this matter makes no sense.

    If the weight of the Monarchy is resting on anyone it is Charles and Anne as they do the majority of the bread-and-butter engagements that people in the UK seem to want the Royals to do.

  17. Becks1 says:

    I said this yesterday and I’ll say it again – I think to the extent Kate has control of the household, its because William doesn’t care. If they even normally live together FT, I imagine he lets her do her thing and run the kids and house because he honestly doesn’t care, as long as he gets what he wants out of it.

    The rest of it……this is the thing with the embiggening articles. So many of them don’t actually make the Cambridges look good. Its like the reporter is trying SO HARD to make their point that they end up making the opposite point. I think its intentional sometimes. Here, talking about how relaxed they are with the Sussexes gone…..its not a good look for them.

    Finally, re: the kids pictures. OMG, these people are obsessed with seeing Archie. People seem to forget he’s not even 1 yet, and we RARELY saw the Cambridge kids under 1. I think we saw Louis with the clapping for carers and that was the first time we had seen him since….Christmas? And before that I don’t think we had seen him since the polo match maybe?

    Even with the older kids…yes, we are seeing them “more” but its still not a lot, which is fine, they’re not my kids, but lets not act like Kate and Will are putting out a new picture every week. We see a lot of them from April to July with the birthdays and Trooping and such, and then we’ll see G&C on the first day of school, and then prob no more pictures until Christmas.

    • Melissa says:

      I agree with all your points, especially about the kids. I’ve never bought the “rolling the kids out more for PR”. We don’t see much of any of them and when we do it’s very controlled as it has always been. I am hoping for a birthday pic, but won’t moan if we don’t get one.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Becks1 – What I do not get is why Ingrid Seward talks out of both sides of her mouth making her look stupid.

      Ingrid says, with the right side of her mouth, that Bill and Cathy feel the weight of the Monarchy is on them but then she turns around in the same article and says, with the left side of her mouth, that Cain and Unable are more relaxed with the Sussexes gone???? This really makes no sense to me.

    • Babz says:

      @Becks1, I’m convinced that they are so pressed about pictures of Archie for the basest of reasons – they want to see his color. I believe that was the basis of all the uproar when he was born and Harry and Meghan controlled his first pictures seen by the world. They knew exactly what the tabloids were after, and they weren’t having it. These tabloid people always defer to the salacious, the malevolent, the bottom feeding stories. They were hoping for a dark skinned baby, and that’s why they were so vicious about seeing those first photos. I think they still hope for that when – and if – his next pictures are shown.

    • Exactly, Becks1. And how can you feel overwhelmed that Sussexes have left and yet be happy now that they are gone. Most of these articles have the authors talk out of both sides of their mouths. Harry was not the future future heir, so what is it exactly that he was NEEDED for? Oh yeah, so Cambridge’s could laze around white he did the work and they took the credit and the funds he generated. Money drives these really nasty reporters. If they can’t get clicks on stories about the Cambridge’s by writing what great bland white toast they are —- they will write their stories another way to get those clicks. Like Harry said, there is no working with them as it’s like willingly throwing yourself into a viper pit.

  18. Margareth says:

    And still Harry and Meghan overshadowed this dull couple with only a one minute long zoom video LMAO

  19. Veronica S. says:

    I realize for her to still be there she must think it’s worth it, but I’m just like…pass. No amount of money or prestige would be worth a husband who demeaned me so obviously in the public eye.

  20. Chickaletta says:

    Ingrid Seward: “Royal sources say that William is the bigliest big boy Prince ever in the entire history of princes and future Queen Kate is a vision of unimaginable beauty, grace and wisdom, a goddess in jeggings. They spend literally hooouurrrsss daily thinking about what charitable works they might consider doing, if only they had the time.”

    • Tessa says:

      Ingrid had nothing but praise for Diana at first, DIana brought in revenue because Majesty Magazines often put her on the cover. Then when Charles rejected Diana, it was “bad” Diana and “wonderful” Charles and Camilla. If Will turns on Kate and chooses someone else, It will be “bad” Kate and Great William and his other woman, so much in love.

  21. Yoyo says:

    The BM is going to start eating one another pretty soon.
    They just woke up and found their punching bag is gone.
    So it’s back to normal (boring).
    They swore their were not going to write about the Sussexes, and it never lasts a day.

  22. kellebelle says:

    This is BS and Seward knows it. She’s nothing but a paid liar like all the rest of them. Most reasonable people know that Kate is a doormat. Since when has she had a backbone?

  23. Lizzie says:

    I think the comment a while ago that as a duchess Meghan didn’t expect to work hard and thought she would ride in a gold carriage was actually describing Kate.
    I think it was one of Princess Maggie’s old friends who said it.

    It describes Kate to a tee.

    Often couples fall into a grove where one runs the house. Menu, kid’s schedules, which in-laws for the holidays. It’s pretty typical.
    I hate the phrase ‘wears the pants in the family’, it on old fashion phrase with connotations I don’t like.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Lizzie – I think it was Lady Anne ‘Coke” Tennant, Baroness Glenconner who made that statement in her recently published book.

      I think she was referring, like Princess Anne did in the May 2020 Vanity Fair, to younger Royals not wanting to do bread-and-butter engagement type work preferring instead red-carpet high profile type work.

  24. Jumpingthesnark says:

    I think, despite the “normal” cosplay, that Kate is the polar opposite of “wearing the pants”. Bill May let her choose where the kids go to school and things like that but he calls the shots. She has to put up with his behavior including rose cultivation etc. she could leave him but she wants money, proximity to power, access.

    • Chrissy says:

      This! She tows the line for the goodies. It she ever grew a backbone, not only would she risk losing that, but she’d see Carole siding with William, and without any allies she’s be lost.

      • Lady D says:

        If she doesn’t grow a backbone in her forties, she won’t grow one. She will fold and live the status quo life, mostly without William and without a substitute for him. This is your life, Kate.
        For the record, I would love to see her grow a backbone and lay down the law to both William and her mother.

  25. HK9 says:

    Kate wears the pants in family? Bullshit. The proverbial ‘pants’ are either being worn by William or Carole. These last nine years has shown that whatever control Kate may have, it doesn’t pertain to her relationship.

  26. Vanessa says:

    Kate is a blank space of woman that’s why these royal reporters can get away with constantly changing narrative who she is as a person . First Kate was the anti Diana she perfectly fine with William take the lead she the perfect 1950s wife who takes her kids to pool with pearls in her ear and she never ever puts a foot wrong and now she really is this modern take charger woman who is undercover Boss . I’m Literally getting whipped lash for all the changing narrative for Kate and now the press is trying to make her into their own acceptable version of Meghan 2.0 . For the press its totally ok for woman to have opinions and to make speech’s only when it’s a white woman but the moment it’s woman of color who has opinions it’s oh she so bossy and controlling and how dare she speaks or defends herself .

  27. Nic919 says:

    Kate should be paying attention to the media spin on Carrie Symonds and Boris because they are completely letting Boris off the hook with his cheating and the fact that he got Carrie pregnant while he was still married to his wife. This is being spun as a love story and the older wife with the other children is simply being ignored. They could easily apply the same strategy if William ever wants to move on.

    • Aria says:

      The same way how Charles would camilla image and so far no bad press on here. But people still hate her but no bad press. Lol keen Katie is only safe with William , if william drop her no one will care . They dont even care enough to hate like camilla because diana was 19 when she married Charles and kate was 29 and knows him very well.

      • Nic919 says:

        Charles managed to rehabilitate fairly well, but Diana was a superstar and still Camilla and sometimes Charles remain disliked in certain quarters because of the cheating.
        Kate has never been admired a fraction of the amount Diana was admired. She won’t get the same support at all. And already she chose to go after Rose and not William, the actual cheater. She will have very few allies if William wants to break it off.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        “And already she chose to go after Rose and not William, the actual cheater.”

        Yes, and it was such an idiotic and arrogant move on her part. That Kate felt she could actually “phase out” someone who was born into the aristocracy shows that she’s probably gotten a little too comfortable with throwing her weight around. The blue bloods already look down on the royals; the amount of contempt they have for the married-in commoners must be off the charts. The fall out with Rose probably has the whole turnip toff set looking at Kate with even more disdain. IF the ‘unthinkable’ happens and William decides he’s done with her, it’s quite doubtful that she’ll find a true ally among her “friends” in Norfolk.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Beach Dreams – Kate will never be forgiven by the Turnip Toffs for causing light to be shed on The Cholmondeleys. I believe the majority of the Turnip Toffs engage in different variations of the same behavior. When Kate could not accept this behavior it proved to the Turnip Toffs that she would never be one of them. I think Kate really wants to one of them without realizing exactly what it is to be one of them.

      • yinyang says:

        I think Kate wants to look exactly like Diana, but it stops there, she doesn’t care about being the people’s princess hell she doesn’t even care if the people like her or not, aside from the fact that the public pay for her, so she lets her PR take care of that. No, she wants to be the Diana that Diana never was, the Diana that stayed, the Diana that looked the other way while CHarles (William) got on with Camilla (Rose), the Diana that devotes all her time to her kids only and doesn’t give the time of day to help the homeless or patients or Britian. She wants to be Diana but act like Kate (that’s the best version of Diana to her). I think she thinks Meghan is stupid for aspiring to be helpful and compassionate and charissmatic, Meghan doesn’t want to put a foot wrong because she cares if she offends people so has a say in her pr. Kate thinks she’s smarter. I remember I read the person that cares less about the relationship has the upper hand, I think that’s her, (she doesn’t care about William or the marriage, she is not as innocent and helpless as her stans make her out to be) or Britian. Kate doesn’t care about anyone but herself. That’s why no one, not Britian or William or her mom can’t get her to stop being lazy. Anyway, this story is crafted by her courtiers but I do hope they run with it, Meghan has gotten a lot of flak for trying to be equal with Harry and, god forbid, have a say over where Harry and her put down roots, she’s being called vile and narcisstic for having the audicity, so maybe this will ease preception in the eyes of the birtish people, one can only hope.

    • Marivic says:

      I agree with you. The media make Boris Johnson look lily white. No backlash against his overt adultery and the mishandling of the Coronavirus at its early stages. What makes it worse is that the British people accept him at face value. Is it because he contracted the virus and the Brits are sympathetic? Or is there just total apathy because nothing can be worse than the thousands of death caused by the pandemic ?

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @yinyang said:
        “… I think she thinks Meghan is stupid for aspiring to be helpful and compassionate and charismatic…”

        I agree with your comments generally, except regarding the above, I don’t feel Meghan ‘aspires’ to be compassionate and charismatic. She simply is kind, compassionate and charismatic. She doesn’t have to try, which would amount to posing and not being sincere. Meghan is completely sincere and authentic. She’s effortlessly herself!

        Of course, Meghan does aspire to help people, and that’s different. The other qualities she simply possesses without any ‘trying or aspiring.’

        Meghan is also unabashedly ‘ambitious,’ which she has freely admitted on her Tig. People mistake if they think there’s something wrong with being ambitious. It’s what you’re ambitious about and how you go about going after your intention and your purpose that counts and makes a difference. Meghan is the real deal, and then some! 😍

        Kate is bland, fake and flaky, without possessing nary an ounce of ‘enchantment.’

        And truthfully, we might not even have fully realized this about Kate, had not she and William showed their f’ing true colors when Harry met Meghan! 😜

  28. TheOriginalMia says:

    Give it a rest, Ingrid. Nobody believes Kate wears the pants in that family. Before she married William, he treated her like an escort on call, anytime, anywhere. He cheated on her throughout their dating years and screamed freedom when they broke up for the umpteempth time. Kate has suppressed every thing about herself to be someone William would want to be his consort. She dresses like his dead mother. She allows him to run amok among the Toffs so she can be queen one day. No one respects her, but sure…write a story that purports to be the truth about that relationship.

    As for Harry, take his name out your mouth, you hag. Harry loves Meghan. He loves his son. He wouldn’t trade them for any of those folks in England. Deal with it!

    • yinyang says:

      I agree with everything you said!!

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      TheOriginalMia said:
      “… Kate has suppressed every thing about herself to be someone William would want to be his consort. She dresses like his dead mother… As for Harry, take his name out your mouth, you hag. Harry loves Meghan. He loves his son. He wouldn’t trade them for any of those folks in England. Deal with it!”

      Ooooh Woah! Word!!! You said it! And you’re right, dead on, straight up! Thank you! 👏 👏 😍

  29. Jen says:

    “It shows that she has learnt the magic of sharing bits of information and details of her children’s lives as a way of engaging with people.”

    I think I just threw up a little.

    • kellebelle says:

      It’s the only “talent” Kate possesses, the kids. That’s it, the end. Glorified royal brood mare.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Tee hee, you guys keep hitting the buzzer on da nose, my word!!! And thanks! 👏🏽 👏🏼 👏 👏🏻

  30. Awkward symphony says:

    Outch! That picture exposes the heavy botox she’s been doing. The effects are temporary and the skin gets used to the chemicals quickly hence why most then go under the knife.
    The whole thing was so cringy and frankly embarrassing to read. What women in 21st century Britain wants to be a stepford wife who’s only allowed to pick her fancy clothes?!! I mean I always sensed she was a women with little ambition(professionally) but I would be too ashamed to face people if people who really dislike me started putting out fake praise and making me out as a saint!!

  31. Emily says:

    >> ” She runs the household allowing William to get on with his own thing.”

    That’s literally the opposite of wearing the trousers.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      ^^ Right! The whole screeching and blather by ‘Ignorant Sewer’ is contradictory and vomit-inducing! Blech. 😝 🤢 🤮

  32. Amy says:

    I don’t get how people pick and choose to believe these people. When this woman says something about Meghan is lies but when its about Kate is the truth?

    She is either telling the truth or she is a liar we can’t pick and choose to fit our narrative.

    I think she is making this up as she seems to have a history of dishonesty.

    • Sofia says:

      I mean… Maybe I’m interpreting your comment wrong but pretty much everyone here is saying this is bullshit. No one here is believing that Ingrid is telling the truth – whether it’s Kate or Meghan.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Amy – Ingrid is both dishonest and an old hag who wishes with all her might that she will wake up one day and be a member of the British Royal Family.

      Ingrid has in the past and will continue in the future to repackage the truth and/or make something up outright to fit her purpose of the day which is to please her editor’s that sign her paycheck.

    • GuestWho says:

      As Sofia said – no one here is buying the story by Sewer…in fact, most are speculating why this obvious spin is being put out there.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Ha ha @GuestWho! We think alike. I called her ‘Sewer’ above, just as you have, before I read your comment. In fact, the article’s byline should read, ‘Ignorant Sewer,’ which tells us all we need to know.

  33. Jaded says:

    William has a lot of pent-up rage, that’s clear to see. Rage at his mother’s death, rage at having to be “royal” and actually do some meaningful work from time to time, and rage at “marrying down”. I think he considers Kate “less than” but she was his only alternative because the Jeccas and other aristo women in his circle didn’t want to marry into the Firm. Both William and Kate married each other for entirely wrong reasons – Kate to marry up and William to have a placid doormat wife to do his bidding while he continued to behave like a reckless, lazy teenager. I think their marriage has unraveled to the point where they’re simply going through the motions. It’s a sick kind of codependent relationship, they’ll never divorce but it sure isn’t like the Sussex’s marriage which is clearly based on true love.

    • PrincessK says:

      You forgot to add rage at being less popular, less engaging and less charismatic than his brother Harry.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        ^^ Yep, exactly @PrincessK. There’s no way to forget Cain’s petty insecurities as he’s put them very clearly on display. He has just gotten used to his failings being covered up. Let’s see for how much longer the cover-ups will last.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Wow @Jaded, you really put the pedal to the metal with your revealing explication of what’s up with Willileaks, and with what’s going down in that Cain & Unable marriage.

      You’re so right about the fact that none of Wm’s aristo contemporary females wuz ever interested in joining the royal ‘gilded cage’ firm. That ‘fairytale’ shizz was busted to holy hell with what went down during the Diana years. Especially with how everything ended in her death. It’s strange and eerily fitting that Diana’s name means, ‘The Huntress,’ and yet it’s she who was ‘The Hunted’ throughout her too short adult life!

      No aristo and indeed no lady worth her salt is gonna put up with that kind of existence. As we see, Meghan didn’t really know too much about the British royals, or she may have taken huge pause with Harry too.

      Meghan is a gung-ho optimist, doer, believer, encourager, hard-worker, and a brave-hearted, gutsy, smart, strong woman who walked into the marriage with deep love, faith, and naivete about the dirty undersides of British royal life. And for Harry, growing up in the firm was all he’d known, plus he’s an optimist too. He had finally found happiness with a woman beyond his wildest dreams.

      From Harry’s words in the engagement interview, it appears that he wholeheartedly believed he and Meghan could overcome any obstacles and make a real difference together. Probably, he was crossing his fingers that his father and grandmother would support him & Meghan, at the very least. But they didn’t.

      Harry said in the engagement interview: “Our relationship comes first…” Apparently, Betty and Chuck weren’t listening. 😒

  34. Ruby_Woo says:

    “They feel almost wholly responsible” As they should, they are the future future king and queen after all.

    “which has to be seen as being a comfort to people at this time.” Not the ones who have lost their jobs and are near/ in poverty. Not the ones who can’t pay for food or rent. Not the ones who work frontline and don’t have access to PPE. Not the ones who have lost family and friends.

    “She runs the household allowing William to get on with his own thing.” Now, that just sounds like MAJOR shade. You can say whatever you want about Harry, but even the haters admit that him and Meghan are a team.

    “…sharing bits of information and details of her children’s lives as a way of engaging with people.” Because that’s really the only interesting thing about her; her children. And one day those kids will be too old to be cute anymore and they’ll also be thrown at the mercy of the press too.

    “Harry must be missing his family…” the same ones leaking stories about him and throwing a tantrum whenever his wife breathed in case she ‘overshadowed’ someone more senior? No, don’t think so. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets more warmth and support from Doria than his blood relatives

    “…much more he could do if he was here.” Isn’t there a global lockdown where everyone is zooming around? Whatever Harry could do in the UK, he can do from the US (apart from physically delivering food, which I don’t see the other royals do, apart from Sophie prepping food). Also… maybe she should have thought about that before bullying his wife?

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Ruby_Woo – I thought Aria composed and posted the most perfect post yesterday regarding the life diary of the Cambridge’s but I believe you have topped her with this one.

  35. Guest with Cat says:

    Isn’t it ludicrous how these RR’s act like Harry is five years old and has never been outside of Britain, so the big bad world must be terribly upsetting to him? Or they pretend that it is completely unheard of for Brits to live in the US or other countries for at least a short period of time, so that they can conduct their business or grow their reputations to an international level. Do they wilt and cry in their coffee? It doesn’t seem so.

    Also, at some point, if Harry really misses Britain that much, he and his family can go back and visit or even live there again. Nobody actually exiled them in any legal sense. They CHOSE to leave because they were miserable there. But that’s not to say they can’t go back for proper fish and chips or whatever it is the RR’s think Harry is pining for.

    And Harry has said many, many times that nobody in that family sees each other often anyway. They are not an ordinary family. They really are a firm.

    Look, he couldn’t even get an appointment to see his own grandmother when he really needed to speak to her. And it sounds like Charles similarly hid behind his schedule and his lackeys.

    He has said over the years how little he sees of his brother. It may very well be that they see each other when we see them together in public and then for a short time after and that’s about it. Why not? My husband’s family is normal and close knit and even they can only manage to get together about 3 times a year. Once the children reach an age where they begin to have commitments of their own, it is incredibly challenging to get everyone together in actual physical proximity.

    We always see the royals leave these large gatherings separately and go off in different directions. There apparently is no hanging out after Trooping at each other’s houses for a cookout. Visits to Balmoral don’t seem to coincide so that Sussexes and Cambridges can hang together. The Sussexes never went to Mustique with the Cambridges.

    These people are done with each other. They show up for the public and go their separate ways. There has not been any evidence for a long time that it’s ever more than that.

    I suppose there is Christmas, but it sounds like a very heavily scripted gathering except perhaps for any interaction among the cousins. Harry did say over the years that he and his cousins played together a lot. He seems to have a warm relationship with them and even used Eugenie’s cottage for his video with Ed Sheeran, so maybe there’s still some warmth there.

    But after childhood, that camaraderie doesn’t necessarily last or even if it does, it’s not necessarily a tie that requires physical proximity to maintain.

    Even the big public get together between the Cambridges and the Tindals doesn’t seem to have become a regular thing. There’s even been talk of the Tindals relocating to Australia someday. Will there be stories of Zara pining for Anne and the rest when she does?

    Ingrid Seward, you are a ridiculous, absurd creature. Keep it coming. I need the laughs. You’re like a parody of yourself these days. Keep it up and see if you can reach Piers Morgan levels of absurdity.

  36. Marivic says:

    If “wearing the trousers” means that William lets Kate take the lead, this may be because he fears that she’d leave him. Not because he loves her but because the public image he tries to portray of a “perfect marriage and a loving husband and father” would fall apart . He is just all after his image as future king. All about him. He obviously doesn’t love her. He even wouldn’t and couldn’t look at her even for appearances’ sake. And when he does, especially at her public speeches, he couldn’t hide his disdain for his wife and let the world know that he is not proud of her. He obviously doesn’t respect her and it’s there for the world to see . There’s no love in the room for these couple .

    • Nic919 says:

      The amount of faces he made during her speech in Pakistan was more evidence that he does not respect her. Sure she is horrible at speeches and it’s probably because she’s too lazy to practice, but his faces don’t really help her either. A spouse who cared would try to make things less obvious.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        ^^ Thankfully, I didn’t follow any of their Pakistan tour, except to roll my eyes and laugh at some of the pictures I couldn’t avoid seeing. Heh! 😛

  37. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    “the monarchy which has to be seen as being a comfort to people at this time”

    How does mere knowledge that a racist, sexist, outdated institution exists, bring “comfort” to anyone? If anything, thinking about tax payer money supporting these lazy, useless, self-entitled snobs in the modern era, lowers Britain’s esteem and should make British subjects angry. But . . . I don’t know, Stockholm syndrome? Culture of unearned celebrity worship?

    • RoyalBlue says:

      well said. comment of the day for me!

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Word @Mrs. Krabapple! Aptly and concisely, you nailed it!

      Plus, it’s also weirdly about some people thinking the British royals are a ‘pure, white’ institution, which they find ‘comforting’ and validating. NOT anywhere close to being true. They are blind, foolish, ignorant, racist worshippers, indeed!

      There are others who are blinded, rose-coloured glass fantasizers and royalty romanticists. They don’t like their illusions being totally blasted and excruciatingly up-ended by no-holds-barred, in-your-face, sock-it-to-you reality!

  38. McMom says:

    I was such a royal fan as a kid – I stayed up to watch Diana and Charles’ wedding and collected every book I could. I watched William and Kate’s wedding, was so excited for Megan and Harry. I am sad to realize that after decades of enjoying royal gossip, I no longer give a damn about this family. I wish Megan and Harry the best, but the rest of them bore me.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      ^^ Yep, it’s a full-on soap opera that should be entitled: “No Happiness in the Gilded Cage,” or “Media Game-Betrayers: The Harder They Fall,” or “Stiff-Upper Lips Sink Ships.”

      It’s sad, yes, but I’m glad you’re waking up to the realities. I was an interested, objective fan of the British monarchy. I too loved Diana and I believed in the romance, until I didn’t. What happened to Diana taught us that being royal and marrying into royalty is not the fairytale myth we were led to believe. With Harry and Meghan, I thought there was some hope left, not for fairytale myths, but for truth-telling, relevance and compassion. I thought maybe there was a chance for the royal firm’s redemption after thousands of years of bloody hell and unbelievable transgressions.

      Silly me, because I actually thought Harry’s entire immediate family was happy for him finding happiness with the perfect mate. I always knew W&K are boring, but I didn’t know they’re petty and insecure until they showed us their true colors.

      The royal firm didn’t recognize how lucky they had it with Meghan’s true love romance and marriage to Harry bringing fresh relevance to the old, boring institution. It was freshness and relevance by virtue of Meghan’s very real worth, her unexpected diverse background, her up-to-date class and sass, combined with her charismatic authenticity. This added to Harry’s down-to-earth popularity, and his good-boy/ bad-boy ‘what you see is what you get’ personality, gave us dynamite fireworks. But their brilliance shined too brightly for the jealous haters and the petty palace leakers. It is what it is.

      Sadly, the self-interested, stuck-in-the-mud royals and their out-of-touch, arrogant and self-important ‘gray men,’ ignorantly devalued Meghan and thought they could get away with stone-walling, ignoring and ultimately throwing her and Harry out with yesterday’s yellowed DF tabloid newspapers! They should have thrown out the DF and gratefully retained Meghan & Harry. They should have understood the strength, value and substance M&H both brought to the firm, which was making the monarchy relevant in the modern age.

      It’s too late now. The royal firm whiffed, gambled and have lost, no matter how hard they’re still trying to block M&H from succeeding outside the firm.

  39. A says:

    I can’t wait for the trashy tell-all memoir that people are gonna write about these two. I really can’t. There is some s h i t here that lurks beneath the shadows of their doors and I for one can’t wait to read it.

  40. Harla says:

    Wow, it’s amazing how many times Ingrid mentions Meghan and Harry in an interview about the Cambridges!

    • Yoyo says:

      If she didn’t mention Meghan, sewer knew no one would read the story.
      Palmolive is saying Meghan’s zoom had nothing of interest, he was trying to act bored, thinking the BM is in control, like it was not seen all over, even Al Jazeera carried it.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        Meghan’s truth and authenticity cannot be blocked. People around the world, who possess common sense and goodwill, see Meghan and Harry for the good, young, caring people they truly are.

    • PrincessK says:

      All the ‘royal reporters’ know that for any of their articles to gain traction they have to mention Harry and Meghan.

  41. Well-Wisher says:

    What is the point for this article? To live vicariously through Kate? One would think from an aspirational perspective these women would be satisfied with Kate, after all she would be Queen Consort. Why the pointless comparison with Meghan, as they will invariably fail to measure up?