Princess Charlotte delivered pasta to isolated seniors in her new birthday portraits

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I always forget that there’s a group of royal babies’ birthdays all in a row. First Prince Louis of Cambridge, then Princess Charlotte, then Archie Harrison, all within two weeks of each other. I still remember the day Charlotte was born and how different it was from Prince George’s birth and that “Great Kate Wait.” Charlotte was likely Kate’s easiest and most lowkey birth – Kate went to the hospital after going into labor crazy-early Saturday morning, Charlotte came quickly, and Kate felt so great that she quickly organized the hospital photocall and then she took her baby home that afternoon or evening. I think Kate and William enjoyed Charlotte’s infancy more as well – they just seemed more comfortable with parenthood and they knew what to expect.

Anyway, Charlotte’s fifth birthday was May 2nd, Saturday. Late Friday, Kensington Palace released some new portraits of Charlotte, taken by her mother at some point in April. Instead of Kate’s usual direction of her children – playing outside at Anmer Hall – she chose a different activity for Charlotte’s photos this year. Charlotte can be seen packing up and delivering meals to “isolated pensioners” in what I assume is Norfolk, where the Cambridges have been staying since late March. The deliveries were home-made pasta – was the pasta made by Kate?

Charlotte’s little outfit is cute – the houndstooth dress is Zara, and the tights are from Amaia Kids. I have a bad feeling that Kate not only picked out this dress for Charlotte, but Kate also brought the dress to Sarah Burton at McQueen and asked Burton to make an adult-sized dress for her. Look at it – the houndstooth pattern (which Kate loves), the prominent buttons on the chest, the ruffled collar… it’s all so Kate.

Also “so Kate”? Charlotte. Charlotte and Louis both got Kate’s eyes. It’s weird that none of the Cambridge kids got William/Diana’s cornflower blue eyes, right? But that’s the way genes work sometimes. People also say that Charlotte looks like a mini-Queen Elizabeth, and/or a mini Lady Sarah Chatto. The Daily Mail even did a piece on how Charlotte looks exactly like Lady Sarah too. You know how much I am NOT a fan of this discussion, which often turns into a blood feud about who royal children look like. But yeah, I see a lot of Kate, the Queen and Lady Sarah in Charlotte. I still maintain that Charlotte will probably end up looking the most like Carole Middleton too.

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  1. LouBear says:

    I think this is very sweet but… aren’t small children supposed to be vectors? Is it really a good idea to have them visiting the elderly, even at a distance?!

    • Aria says:

      That’s what many complaint that some children doesnt have that much immune power and they can easily get or worst pasted to elderly people.

    • Mary says:

      Seriously, and, my first question is where iare her mask and gloves? Anyway, hope she had a nice birthday, even though her mother trampled all over it with her midwifery interview (Kate stand were saying Meghan would do something to pull attention away from Charlotte on her birthday)!

      • Mara says:

        For context, there’s a continuing shortage of PPE in the UK (and globally) so the UK government aren’t actively encouraging or discourging the wearing of masks and gloves amoung the general public out of fear this will further increase shortages for key workers on the front line who really need it.
        I think Will and Kate could be missing a trick here, they could release a really nice video wear they and their children make homemade masks. Protection only without depriving those really in need.

      • Nahema says:

        Agreed @Mara. I’ve hardly seen anyone wearing masks or gloves, except on the news. Nobody has been wearing them for deliveries around here and I’m in Norfolk too. Maybe Ive seen the occasional person with a pair of disposable gloves in the supermarket but that’s about it.

      • Natalee says:

        Super weird that the UK is doing that. Everyone I know is at least wearing homemade fabric masks or scarves/bandanas.

      • Mary says:

        Nobody, imo, should be preparing or delivering food for others without mask and gloves. If there are none available, use homemade PPE (like people are doing where I live) or don’t do it at all.

      • minx says:

        These are cute pictures but she should definitely be wearing gloves and a mask.

      • JulieCarr says:

        Mask maybe, but what exactly do people think gloves achieve? They work in medical settings because they’re put on for specific tasks then immediately thrown away. If you’re wearing them for an extended period while touching various things, then they’re far worse than washed or sanitized bare hands.

    • Nic919 says:

      It’s pretty irresponsible to have a young child deliver food to strangers without wearing gloves or a mask. It doesn’t matter if that child is royal or not, the virus can still be spread. And then doing this for a photo op doesn’t look great either.

      Look at what Sophie has to wear to pack up a meal for food banks and it shows just how irresponsible Kate was here. I’m sure the stans will try to say this was cute, but it was actually quite dumb and a bad example to show to others.

  2. Kate says:

    Unless there are blue eyes somewhere in the Middleton family tree, there is no chance of blue eyed Cambridge kids because brown is dominant over blue. So to get blue eyes you would need a blue eye gene from each parent, whereas for brown you just need the gene from one parent.

    • Tessa says:

      THe Media is agog of having her look like Windsor with pictures of Sarah et. al. They DID have a photo of Kate and she does look like her mother at that age. But no photos of Carole and her side of the family.

    • Whatever says:

      I have brown eyes, as does every single person in my family, going back generations and generations. My kids’ father has blue eyes. All three of our daughters have blue eyes.

      • Lazza777 says:

        Whatever – for you to have blue eyed children, you must be a carrier of the blue eyed gene. Let’s represent brown eye colour as a capital B, and blue eye colour as lower case b. You inherit one copy of each gene from each parent. As brown eye colour is dominant genetically over blue and you have brown eyes, genetically you have to be either BB (ie you inherited B from each parent) or Bb where the B copy ‘silences’ b. As your children’s father has blue eyes, and the blue eye gene is recessive, their father can only be bb genetically (or else he wouldn’t have blue eyes) and not carry a copy of the brown eye gene (or else he would also have brown eyes due to its dominance). It then all comes down to probability of gene inheritance for each child ie. if you are Bb and their father is bb, each child will either inherit the B or b from you but can only inherit b from their father. If they had inherited B from you, they would be brown eyed but they must have all inherited b from you instead. It may sound unlikely with B being dominant (and your family history of all brown eyes) that all three of your children are blue eyed but that’s independent probabilities for you!
        My brother has the opposite case – his daughters have blue eyes like their mum whilst he is brown eyed (but he has inherited b from our Dad). I hope that massive paragraph makes some sense!

    • Margles says:

      Eye heredity actually isn’t as clear cut as that. Additionally, recessive genes and exist quietly for many generations unexpressed. There could be a blue-eyed greatgrandparent.

      • Lazza777 says:

        Thank you Margles, for making my point much more succinctly!

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        That’s the case in our family. Two generations of blue/green eyes…and then came my uncle, the ONLY one with brown eyes.

      • Feeshalori says:

        My sister and BIL had a blue-eyed daughter and they have brown eyes. The previous generation did have some blue/hazel eyes.

      • Cee says:

        My mum has blue eyes. Her whole family had blue eyes except her mother who had green eyes. My dad has brown eyes. His family had a mixture of brown and grey eyes.
        None of us children have blue or grey eyes. My sister has super dark brown eyes. My brother and I have hazel eyes, which are normally honey like or green. I was born with green eyes which changed to hazel when I was 3 years old.
        The genetics affecting eye colour are complicated. Even if your parents have recessive genes while displaying a dominant eye colour it doesn’t mean their kids or even grandkids won’t have blue/green/grey eyes.

        Also – James Middleton has blue eyes so Kate definitely has the recessive gene. Hazel eyes in itself are complicated, gene wise.

      • Bunny says:

        Exactly. It isn’t as easy as we were taught in school even just a decade or so ago.

        FWIW, myself, my husband and our older children have dark eyes. Our fathers had/have dark eyes. All of us have/had dark brown or black hair.

        But our mothers have/had blue eyes. My mother’s were violet, like Elizabeth Taylor’s.

        We were still surprised when our youngest was born with bright blue eyes and red hair. The blue eyes came from our mothers, obviously, but we have no idea where the red hair came from.

    • Escondista says:

      I have dark brown eyes. My oldest has brown eyes but my youngest has bright light aqua blue. Eye genetics is a little more complex than punnett squares.

    • MissM says:

      Kate’s eyes aren’t brown though, they are hazel! Charlotte also has hazel eyes that sometimes show brown and when she was small they looked grey (I remember Diana fans going nuts at the thought of Charlotte having blue eyes). Kate’s hazel eyes sometimes go green. I think George has brown eyes though but Louis seems to have hazel.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I think people need to pay attention to the shape of her eyes, rather than the color. Kate’s eyes are her father’s, as are Louis’. Charlotte’s look more like William’s to me–most of the time, otherwise, they look like Carole’s/Pippa’s.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Though the odds may be low, It is possible for blue eyes to occur in offspring of parents with one parent having blue eyes and the other having brown eyes. It appears to me in photos that Charlotte’s eyes are in fact a lighter shade. To me, her eyes appeared bluish or grayish when she was younger. In the current pictures, Charlotte’s eyes appear to be hazel. Her eyes certainly are not dark brown like George’s and Louis’ eye colors.

      Keep in mind that light blue, light green and hazel eyes appear that way due to an absence of melanin in the retina. The color that we see in people with lighter colored eyes is connected to how light reflects on their retinas. In low light conditions, their eyes will appear darker than in bright light conditions.

  3. Aurora says:

    No mask? No gloves? What type of PR is this?

    • Ali says:

      The worst kind of PR.

      Poor Charlotte being used for PR while George gets protected.

      There were some people trying to say the Cambridges have been volunteering for 5 weeks instead of a one day photoshoot.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        She should at the least, be wearing a homemade mask. She could then have done a vid of Charlotte coming home and washing her hands. BOOM…Win-win.

        But the Cambs never look that far ahead.

      • Anance says:

        I don’t think she’s delivering anything. She just posing in front of a closed door, probably on their Amner property.

  4. Tessa says:

    She should have worn a mask. I think the portraits would have been better instead of having the child photographed carrying food. She’s only 5. I think she is Middleton in looks and Sarah CHatto happened to have the same hairdo but facially she looks nothing like Charlotte. Sarah took after her father in looks Snowdon not her mother.

    • Nic919 says:

      Food delivery is not happening without adults wearing masks in most places and a child, who is more likely to spread germs, should not be giving food to the elderly without gloves and a mask. There is no excuse for this.

      • MJM says:

        Don’t worry, I truly don’t believe any food was being delivered here. This is a staged photo op pretending to deliver food. Utter nonsense on the part of the Cambridges.

      • Erinn says:

        I’ll be honest – today is the FIRST time I’ve gone through with groceries where the cashier was wearing a mask. I have seen maybe a handful of people wearing masks while shopping since March. It’s definitely not something that is being done everywhere.

      • Nic919 says:

        Sophie was wearing gloves and a mask when she worked at the food bank and she did this a few weeks ago already. This was just careless on Kate and William’s part.

  5. Sofia says:

    Happy (belated) birthday to Charlotte! As for who she’ll look like, I think it’ll constantly change depending on what angle you look at, hairstyle etc etc. That’s genetics for you – people don’t end up looking exactly like one parent or a perfect mix of two, they can look like a bunch of relatives.

    And for the food delivery, I think it’s a sweet idea and the people it’s going to are definitely going to appreciate it. Should she be wearing gloves? Oh absolutely? Will they catch flack for it? Nope. If this was another couple’s child would they get flack for it? Oh yes. But that’s the way it seems to work these days.

    • Tessa says:

      If Archie delivered food that way the media would pursue this for weeks at the ‘neglectful’ parents. Such a double standard.

      • Nic919 says:

        We already had people say that Harry was wrong just to wear a bandana. Are we going to see those same people say anything here?

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        Here, in California, our Gov. has said wear a bandana, a homemade mask…anything to cover your nose/mouth when out in public. At the *very* least, have it around your neck (if you’re out alone or whomever you’re sheltering in place with) and pull it up when you see people approaching, while STILL moving 6 ft apart.

        Frankly… I wear one whenever I’m out. I’m sure I’m paranoid (but have compromised lungs due to asthma, bronchitis, 3 bouts of pneumonia over my life, as well as the Leukemia/chemo)… and in my mind…how do I *know* that whomever passed the way I’m going hasn’t coughed or sneezed there in the last 3 hrs. or so? All of the Drs. (incl. Fauci) have said that the droplets can linger for up to 3 hrs. Do you really want to walk through that/breathe it in?

        I know… Masks help to contain what YOU put out there, not keep you from breathing it in so much (esp. a bandana). But if YOU are covered…and the person there BEFORE you is covered, less chance of those droplets being out there.

      • Mary says:

        I actually think that bandanas do a pretty good job of protecting you from viruses. They may not be perfect but would at least protect you from getting hit with a huge viral load.

        I have multiple lung issues and am prone to getting lung infections. Until recently, I had a supply of surgical masks (I would get them from my doctor) that I would wear if I had a lung infection and/or were taking steroidal medication. I would even wear them when pollen counts were high.

        Since I ran out of surgical masks, I have been wearing cotton bandanas until I get the masks (non-medical) I ordered in. The first time I wore one, I used the method where you fold it over multiple times and use elastic or rubber bands to attach it to your ears. I COULD NOT BREATHE! It was as though no or very little air was passing through the fabric layers. I then started to tie it on around the neck and while I could breathe better it was still as though less air was getting through (and they get a lot “foggier” inside!) the bandana than the surgical masks I wore.

        So, as far as I am concerned, bandanas are a pretty neat and easy homemade PPE solution. Besides, I never believed that cr@p about how medical personnel need masks for protection but the general public doesn’t. If a mask is effective in stopping you from spreading a virus to others it will necessarily be effective in stopping it from spreading to you. I don’t think anyone should wait for their government to OK the use of masks to wear them; and, I highly recommend bandanas!

      • sarah says:

        I think there is competing logic on the benefit of a cloth mask. In the UK there is no recommendation to wear one, and one of the reasons for that is that there is a concern that they can cause spread. For example, a virus carrier wearing the mask would cough into it, the fabric holds the virus, they adjust the fabric with their hands (whether wearing gloves or not) and then spread the virus with their hands. This is exacerbated by multiple use of cloth masks without washing. On the other hand, a cloth mask should prevent the spread by a virus carrier from a cough or a sneeze. So benefits and drawbacks. Public health officials in the UK have not mandated the wearing of masks.

  6. Royalwatcher says:

    The photos remind me of the Sears specials I was forced to sit through circa 1981-ish. The backgrounds, the poses, the weird outfits (although my mom never put me in dresses, only pants).

    I think the sentiment is nice to be making food packages for neighbors but I don’t think she should have been going up to the doors of elderly people’s homes (or anyone for that matter!). And I think it would have been better if she were wearing a mask and gloves. And also, I kind of hate that’s it’s only the girl child in the family doing this sort of service act. Another RF (Belgium?) had similar photos and both the daughter and son were involved. I hate such gendered treatment of children which I feel Kate and Will do, based on a lot of their comments about their kids.

    On a more snarky note, once again Meghan and Harry are slammed for doing something that the same people two weeks later are praising to the sky!

    • Tessa says:

      Yes, what she wore reminds me of the Sears Holiday outfits they sold for small children.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Charlotte is absolutely perfect and completely blameless, obviously. Her mother though? Single White Female, 2020 version. F-cking spooky how she keeps low-key, creepily copying so many of Meghan’s moves.

      • Aria says:

        Did you see her lastest zoom chat where she got the same hairstyle like Meghan. Check it out. It’s very funny. She even got hair extension in her new chat video. In this new video her hair look longer than the one where she did with William in stripe shirt.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        I saw that Aria. She clearly had her extensions put in, and her half-up hairstyle was far more similar to Meghan’s than the one she donned last month. Creepy and bizarre.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Can someone explain why she does this? I find it baffling. Trying to look like /sound like someone she doesn’t actually like….pourquoi Kate? 🧐

      • Florence says:

        One day she will compete with Charlotte. Just wait and see. Kate is a creepy narc SWF to ALL women she feels threatened by.

      • Bee says:

        Isn’t this the same exact hairstyle Kate wore in the Zoom call with the yellow sweater at the beginning of April?

      • EbonyS says:

        The first zoom call Kate and Will did, that they posted, had her wearing that mustard yellow sweater with her hair half up in a pseudo-bouffant style. I remember, because I liked her sweater. And this was weeks before Meghan’s call (where she looked beautiful too!)

        Sometimes a hairstyle is just a hairstyle. No tin foil hat necessary!

      • Ali says:

        @EBONYS and hair extensions? Kate decided to add that as well.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        @Bella DuPont said:
        “Charlotte is absolutely perfect and completely blameless, obviously. Her mother though? Single White Female, 2020 version. F-cking spooky how she keeps low-key, creepily copying so many of Meghan’s moves.”

        ^^ I agree with you on this. Cain & Unable seem to need some mental intervention to remove Meghan & Harry from their brainstems, so that maybe they can do things that aren’t involved with copying, leaking on, bitch-facing, or low-key attacking M&H.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      Yeah, personally I just think it’s P.R. on the part of the Cambridges. Once again using their children, ostensibly in this case for a good cause. But papping for p.r. nonetheless. For example, I thought the papping of Charlotte and George for Christmas at Sandringham was not a good idea for them at the ages of 4 and 6. William himself was nearly 8 or 9 before he was offered up to engage with the public on a walkabout, carefully chaperoned by Diana.

      So far, Charlotte appears to have a self-possessed, strong personality. But she’s still only five years old. We’ll see how the Cambridge kids fare long term with all the British tabloid scrutiny and life inside the royal fishbowl.

  7. Aria says:

    Happy birthday Charlotte. She looks very cute. But why would Kate dress her in mourning color which is grey and black ?? Also royal family instagram wished her just princess Charlotte but Meghan and Sussex ig got crucified for just wishing prince george instead of using hrh before his title. Double standard hypocrisy from cambriges stans. Didnt yesterday something Richard key mocked harry and almost everyone mocked harry for not wearing proper mask while delivering food but free pass for Charlotte.

    • Tessa says:

      CHarlotte doesn’t know any better but her parents should have. she should have been properly outfitted. I wonder if she actually went door to door or she posed by one of the doors in her home.

      • Rapunzel says:

        This wouldn’t surprise me- I can easily see the pics being faked. Would be hilarious if that got out, if true.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        You know, this is probably more likely than Charlotte actually going out to deliver food. Both options are terrible because at the end of the day they’re using their daughter’s birthday to get some good PR for themselves.

      • Becks1 says:

        This makes way more sense than Charlotte delivering food to people – that it was completely staged, that would explain the lack of mask, because she’s just walking around Anmer Hall.

      • Nic919 says:

        It’s actually pretty cynical if they did stage this completely and she never actually delivered food. It’s sad that the more generous interpretation is that they were just careless with food safety.

    • Erinn says:

      I think “mourning color” is a bit much. Good lord, maybe the kid liked this dress. My 4.5 year old niece sure as heck isn’t wearing something she doesn’t like 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • Lady D says:

        I agree it’s a bit much, but to see her in bright Spring colours would do a lot for the senior’s mood, and make it more memorable for them. Colours draw the eye and helps the older seniors be more cognitive of their surroundings. I still think she’s an adorable little girl who looks very happy and proud to be helping.

    • Sass says:

      Lol WHAT? This is the year 2020, I don’t care for Kate and William at all but that’s a bit over the top nit picky. Mourning colors my a s s. 😂🙄

    • Bavarian says:

      Ist a cute Dress and i like black and White for Kids Dresses. My daughters had one similar as far as I remember. I actually prefer it over pink.

  8. Rapunzel says:

    Charlotte is adorable. But these pics =clear response to H&M’s good PR for doing the same.

    As for no mask, that’s obviously to make the sure the pics are pretty. Wouldn’t be surprised if Charlotte just did this for the photos and was back on her way home the next minute.

    • Tessa says:

      I think portraits would have been more suitable. The photo ops of “delivering food” could have been done at another time. I am surprised Charles did not pose with her for an exclusive photo like he did for Louis. He seems to pay more attention to his grandsons.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        It’s very strange, seeing as he wanted a daughter of his own and was supposedly so happy to at least get a granddaughter.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        Charles couldn’t pose for this specifically because they are home in different locations.

      • Ali says:

        @BEACH DREAMS Charles didn’t have much access to his grandchildren before the pandemic.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        @Ali but he still managed to have a recent-ish picture with Louis ready for his birthday. He doesn’t at least have *one* with Charlotte in the past year to post? It’s just a bit weird.

      • Tessa says:

        There was plenty of time for Charles to pose for a picture with his only granddaughter and certainly there would be a photo available. Louis’ photo probably took place some months ago.

    • Seraphina says:

      Agreed with all you said. They always use the kids to sugar up public opinion. As others have said, no mask and small children near the elderly or dropping things off for the elderly is a no no. Did she drop anything off for her great grandmother???? NO she was/is sequestered in a castle far far away.

      And she looks like QE.

    • Anance says:

      clear response to H&M’s good PR for doing the same.

      Absolutely. It’s just staged photo-op. She’s not delivering anything to anyone. She is photographed in front of a darling distressed door on the Amner estate.

  9. aquarius64 says:

    Kids are susceptible to COVID 19. This was a dumb PR move especially since her grandfather Prince Charles was exposed. Charlotte should have had a mask on if William and Kate signed off on this; and it sends a wrong message. Unless those people where pre-tested for COVID and they came back negative. Despite the Zoom chats and hospital openings the FFK and FFQC show they are consistently tone deaf when it comes to an international crisis.

  10. Aurora says:

    I find it weird how the Cambridges flagrantly use the Sussexes as a blueprint for PR and social media. Everything the Sussexes do — and get criticized for — eventually gets watered down and done by the Cambridges for PR.

    I’m waiting for The “spontaneous” backlit shot of Will and Kate in the rain under an umbrella.

    • Sammy says:

      Forget about Sussex people…they have left. You can no longer compare them to Royal family members.

      • Natalee says:

        Lol don’t be dumb sammy

      • Becks1 says:

        Someone should tell the Cambridges that LMAO.

      • Olenna says:

        @Sammy, you must be part of the “Take Great Britain Back” campaign from the Sussexes. We see the hypocrisy of how the couple is treated and have every right to discuss it. So, if you don’t want to read ‘news’ about them, don’t come here or better yet, direct your objections to the BM, RRs and anti-stans on SM who write about and discuss them 24/7.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ Aurora

      💯. Isn’t it creepy as hell? Kate really shocked me with the way she was *colour stalking* Meghan during the farewell tour. It (further) confirmed to me that her wearing white to Meghan’s wedding was indeed her creepy way of trying to steal attention away from the bride. (Or something similar, because I honestly don’t know what Kate tries to achieve by cloning her competitors, I can only try guessing).

      Tinfoil hat on:

      I’m sure I’m not the only one who suspects this, (or maybe it’s even been suggested here before), but Kate wearing FOUR green outfits just a few days before the farewell tour really raised questions for me. In restrospect, it made me wonder if she had found out (from Emilia Wickstead, the salty, gossipy designer), what colour Meghan was wearing to the commonwealth church service, and made sure to completely obliterate it before Meghan got a chance to shine in it. Sounds a little far-fetched until you remember that Kate matched Meghan’s light blue and red outfits literally in the space of about 48 hours after Meghan wore them. Colour stalking. 🤒

      • mynameispearl says:

        Kate was in Ireland, green was expected.

      • Natalee says:

        You sound crazy.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate’s head to toe Green Giant looks in Ireland were examples of her bad theme dressing.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Natalee

        Yes, but I caught the crazy from you though. 😎

        @ Notasugarhere

        Fair enough, but she wore circa 4 green outfits and only one white and was there even an orange outfit at all? It’s honestly worth asking, given her extremely dodgy behaviour with copying Meghan.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Bella yes, her outfit on the last day was an orange-ish sweater. She wore the whole flag!

    • Yoyo says:

      It would show the missing the chemistry between them.
      Sometimes I wonder if when M & H are looking at each other if they forget they’re in a crowd.

  11. Becks1 says:

    I cant believe its been 5 years. I remember seeing Kate come out of the hospital and just being so impressed that she was wearing white, lol.

    Charlotte does look really cute here. I am bad at the “who do they look like” game so I’m just going to sit this one out.

    I prefer the outdoor portraits she usually does, these definitely give off the Sears photo studio vibes (and I’ve taken my kids to JCpenney photo studio a time or two, so I know, lol.)

    As for the total photo op with delivering food, without masks or gloves…..that’s not her fault, obviously, but i’m side-eyeing the hell out of her parents.

  12. Paula says:

    She totally has Williams eyes, her blue is just darker. I don’t see anything of Kate in her, she is all Spencers and Windsors (especially Kitty Spencer and Sarah Chatto!), but Google a young Carole, they look nothing alike

    • Tessa says:

      Sarah Chatto did not inherit the glamorous looks of her mother, she looks like her father. she was never a mini me of her mother. I see a lot of Carole/Michael in all the children. She is not exclusively a Windsor.

  13. starryfish29 says:

    This was such a weird and obvious photo op, and honestly kid of sad. Who in their right mind is taking their kids out to interact with strangers during a pandemic lockdown (sans masks), and having professional pictures taken of them doing it to boot. Oh, and they just so happened to have the idea to make and deliver food packages as a family a couple of weeks after the security cam footage of H&M doing it.
    Charlotte looks a lot like the queen did when she was younger, although I feel bad for these kids that they always get stuck wearing these little house on the prairie outfits. Charlotte’s luckier than Louie though, who apparently fingerpaints in dress clothes. I hope for these kids their parents get better at being less obvious at using them as PR props, it doesn’t seem like much fun.

    • Tessa says:

      She and the Queen look different even at the same age. The Queen had a lot of the Bowes Lyon looks and some of the looks of her father. Charlotte has a different pair of parents. And these days the royals don’t limit themselves to marrying cousins.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        ^^ Right, the marrying of cousins by royals is limited these days to further and further outcrosses, instead of to first, second and third cousins. A lot of people forget that Will & Kate are 11th cousins (I don’t know how far removed).

        Even Meghan & Harry share common ancestors going very far back, so they are something like 17th cousins (I don’t know how far removed). Meghan is thus also related to Diana.

        The media don’t want us to know or to dwell too much on it, but even Kate and Meghan share some far removed genealogical connection (via their fathers), through a common ancestor, Elizabeth Mortimer (a great-granddaughter of King Edward III). Imagine that! Genealogy is complicated, and even more complicated to trace, but it tells us how connected all humans actually are.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      As far as I can tell, Charlotte wasn’t interacting with any strangers. It didn’t appear to be anything that would spoil quickly. So they were likely just leaving it at the door after ringing the bell. This is pretty much what everyone is doing unless they are delivering a hot meal.

  14. Kath says:

    Little Miss Charlotte looks like her mum and her Grandmother Carol l think, nothing like the Queen or Sarah as a young child. Pictures are very Kate and de dress looks far too Victoriaian and old fashioned on Charlotte esp in May But why do the Cambridges have to copy the Sussex again and again seriously how useless are these two.!!

  15. Natalee says:

    Why are so many people obsessed with talking about who a child looks like? Who cares?

    Also I doubt that kid delivered anything, she’s probably knocking on the back door of her own house. The picture of her tenderly cradling pasta is hilarious.

    • Ali says:

      I can see why people discuss who kids look like. It’s cute sometimes.

      But looking at the Cambridge kids and they all look different from each other.

    • JanetDR says:

      The first thing I thought about the photo is that Charlotte looks a lot like father in it which I haven’t seen before, so I guess me? 😄 I enjoy looking at my own family photos and seeing resemblances and how it changes (over time, different angles, etc).

    • Bren says:

      Agreed. Whenever there is a new picture of Charlotte people get obsessed over who she looks like. It’s weird.

      I also think this was a staged photo at their home because who is bringing their small children out in public these days? No one. I never see kids of any age when I’m out grocery shopping and picking up essentials. We were all anticipating a PR picture but I wasn’t expecting it to be this much off the mark. A picture of Charlotte making care packages in their kitchen would’ve been sufficient and realistic. Will and Kate should stop trying so hard. They look ridiculous.

    • Korra says:

      It is weird. But, I think because the concept of monarchy is predicated on lineage, people get even more obsessed about which side of the family a child born into a monarchical family ends up resembling. Plus, she is currently the only granddaughter of Princess Diana, so there are some people who are stretching to project Diana’s likeness onto Charlotte. Others are emphatic about seeing the Queen in Charlotte.

      Basically, this is what you get when your merits are based on what family you were born in to, as well as your birth order.

  16. Rae says:

    I don’t agree with her parents choice to trot her out, sans gloves or face masks, for a PR game BUT I am not hating on Charlotte herself. She looks very cute here and I do not envy the media attention she will garner as she grows up, especially regarding her looks.

    Happy birthday Charlotte.

    • Tessa says:

      The child does not know any better. Had she been say about 10 she might have insisted on a mask.

      • sarah says:

        Masks are hardy being worn in the UK by the general public. I walked for an hour outside my house yesterday in London and only saw one couple wearing a mask (out of hundreds). Essential workers and medics are the only ones wearing masks. I think people are looking at these photos from the lens of the US public health advice which is not the same here.

  17. Snappyfish says:

    She looks adorable. Happy Birthday to The Princess. Period. All the Sussex v Cambridge doesn’t belong in a post about a little girl’s 5th birthday photo

    • Ali says:

      @SNAPPYFISH there would have been any ‘Sussex v Cambridge’ comments if the Cambridges just released normal pictures.

      Instead the Cambridges followed the Sussexes example and donated food without protective masks.

    • Melissa says:

      Oh Snappy, they are ALL S vs C posts…

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      @snappyfish, I agree.

    • notasugarhere says:

      When the Cambridges are 1) using their kids for PR 2) endangering their child and seniors for PR 3) using the PR guy they hired from the Sussex team to try to mimic the Sussex social media success and 4) still doing everything they can to keep throwing Harry and Meghan under the bus? Yes, there will be discussion about it. Don’t enjoy it, you are always welcome to read elsewhere. I’m sure the Fail and Tumblr would welcome you back.

      • Lucia says:

        Serious question, is @notasugar a mod or some kind of cb police as I often notice them instructing commentators to go elsewhere? Are divergent opinions welcome here, because I agree with snappyfish, who put their opinion forth politely enough.

      • yinyang says:

        Thanks for speaking up, nota! The lurkers seem to love swooping in and taking over, the same happened over at Royaldish, I used to like that place until the aggressive Kate fans snaked their way in and now it’s become a Kate groveling page. Ugh.

      • Linda says:

        She is the resident unpaid mod. Best not to take her seriously.

      • Kkat says:

        We just don’t want our site tainted by all you tumblr and fail people.
        It’s really obvious where all you pop up people are from by the talking points :)

    • Nic919 says:

      Why does the “let’s not compare” stuff always come out when the Cambridges have done something incredibly dumb, like here, having their child deliver food to the elderly without any safety precautions.
      There is no royal immunity here and Charlotte could be spreading germs to the vulnerable. Had the photos been of Charlotte doing cute kid things without these photos then sure it can stop at a cute photo discussion. But this wasn’t cute it was irresponsible.

    • Becks says:

      I agree Snappyfish. It’s too much.

    • eyeroll says:

      100% agree @Snappyfish.
      I was going to say watch out for some of the responses you get for daring to point this out but I see you have already been told to ‘go back to the daily mail’ or something of that ilk – so nevermind!

      • Ali says:

        @EYEROLL everyone is just pointing out what the Cambridges are doing. There is no need to stage a PR photo op for their only daughter.

        If you dont agree when people point out why the comparisons are coming then I dont know why you would continue to post on this website.

        Just a thought.

      • eyeroll says:

        Telling somebody to ‘go back to the daily mail’ is not pointing out anything or making any point at all. Neither is you telling me to stop commenting here and go elsewhere. It doesn’t make you look big and it certainly doesn’t make you look clever. But if being unnecessarily rude to people on the internet is your jam then you do you.

      • MymomcallsmeKnightingale says:

        All of you need to go back to where you come from tbh.All you all do is sit around lurk and try to hijack pages and blogs not to you alls likings.

      • Kkat says:

        I agree they need to get lost. New people from royal dish, tumblr, daily fail and the kate twitter stans don’t get to come in here and try to change the slant of the only positive Meghan site.
        So yeah, you bet there will be push back.
        If i want to read bitter vile anti sussex stuff I will go visit those places.

      • Snappyfish says:

        I did find the “our site” rather interesting. I’ve been here since the beginning of Celebitchy & am of the rare variety that I like both Meghan & Kate & my posts bear that out. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just thought the picture was adorable & wished her a happy birthday. I will do the same for Archie. I think the infighting can take a break on a child birthday. There are plenty of posts to go rip the women to shreds if that is what one wishes to do

    • Elizabeth says:

      I’d agree if we lived in a void where the double standard for Meghan was not so obvious. Where the Cambridges didn’t divert a plane to try to promote a narrative of wastefulness from the Sussexes. Where the British media didn’t routinely use coded and overt bigoted language for Meghan and her son, not to mention the ingrained racism of the royal family including a member showing off a slave brooch at one of Meghan’s first events. This is happening within a greater context. Many people — particularly Black women — have pointed it out in detail, including Meghan herself, so frankly idk why you are trying to say there is no context and no reason to offer any criticism. No one’s above criticism & I don’t recognize a divine right of kings.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        ^^ Thank you @Elizabeth for your judicious comments and observations. You speak for me too!

  18. Sarah says:

    To re-iterate a comment from further up, masks are NOT currently abused here in the UK. There are shortages and the fear is that given the mixed views on their effectiveness it will cause more harm than good. We seem to be heading that way but it is not current government guidance.

    • FHMom says:

      I’m not trying to be rude, but we went through this in the US for the reasons you stated. However, policy on face coverings has changed dramatically. Now they are strongly recommended and even required in some Covid hotspots, like where I live. We aren’t talking about N95 masks. Save those for essential workers. Any kind of face covering will protect others and yourself from the virus. Health care workers wear masks because they work. They work for everybody. Just because most people don’t wash their hands correctly doesn’t mean we recommend no handwashing. (I’m pretty sure I stole that last sentence from somebody on here.)

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        In Canada, health authorities advise that a mask protects others not ourselves. If worn close to an infected person who is not wearing a mask, a non medical mask offers only a very low level of protection. They’re being introduced because of the presumed high level of asymptomatic carriers, to reduce their spreading the virus. Distancing remains the most powerful intervention.

        The concern about overconfident closer contact due to masking is valid but we’re going to find out only after several weeks of delay if and how that plays out.

        Health care workers wear specialized masks in specific circumstances and are trained in their use and disposal. And surgical masks were introduced I think not to protect surgeons but rather protect exposed patients from surgeons. It was part of the learning about infection control during surgery.

      • Lady Keller says:

        It probably would have been a good idea to have her in a homemade mask. It would help normalize the use of masks, without taking urgently needed PPE away from frontline workers.

        The best analogy of mask usage I’ve seen goes something like this. Imagine if someone peed on you. If you were wearing pants most of the pee would be in your clothes not on your skin. If they were wearing pants most of the pee would be on their pants and very little of it would even get on your pants. Now imagine someone peed on you and neither of you are wearing pants. You’d be covered in someone else’s pee. And that is why we wear masks, even a simple homemade one.

    • Ali says:

      @SARAH not to be mean but the UK Government is incompetent. Lack of testing and planning, has lead the UK to having almost the second largest death toll.

      Again as mentioned, Charlotte cant visit her grandparents but will make deliveries to older people? Its stupid pr. But if they had her in a mask at least the Cambridges would have some sense.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        Children are thought at this point to carry about the same level of virus as adults (viral load) so masking them is important if unable to distance.

        It’s important to kids to be able to help but was this the only or best way?

      • Mara says:

        Obviously the government is incompetent but that doesn’t change the fact that there is a global mask shortage and Charlotte is at a much lower risk of catching and spreading the virus than front line workers.
        Added to the fact that a photo of her wearing a mask (which would be on the front page of every newspaper) would undoubtedly drive up mask demand in the general public and therefore further contribute to shortages on the frontline – where they are most needed.
        This is a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. It might be better for the people in Charlotte’s general vicinity if she wore a mask but might be better for the UK population as a whole if she didn’t.

      • Nic919 says:

        Charlotte should have been wearing a mask. End of. There are no excuses and a homemade mask could have been used. No one is saying she needed an N95 mask to deliver the food, but she should have been wearing gloves and a face covering. Sophie wore a mask to prepare food at the food bank so again no excuse for Charlotte not to wear a mask. Kate and William are clearly ignorant of the safety measures to deliver food to the elderly and this is on them. Take the L stans. You can’t justify this for any reason.

      • Becks1 says:

        She should have been wearing a mask. People here are wearing masks, but not the hospital ones. They are just making their own with fabric, or using a bandana, etc. I don’t think seeing pictures of Charlotte in a cute homemade mask would send people in droves to the medical supply store for N95s.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        A GREAT PR move would be to show the kids (and a parent) watching a YouTube vid of HOW to make a homemade mask (kids CAN fold and staple!), then wearing said mask to deliver the food. Then, show them coming home, and going right to the sink to wash their hands, singing something for 20 sec. or saying, “Is it 20 secs. yet?”.

        Honestly… if “plebs” like us here can figure it out, what the hell are they paying their “expert” for? lol

      • June says:

        @Nic919 “Take the L stans.” How old are you, seriously? And how old are the people here on average? I used to think quite a mature lot, but this seems to be YouTube level commentary.

      • Nic919 says:

        When you are making excuses to justify a child delivering food to the elderly in the middle of a pandemic without proper safety precautions then you are acting like a stan. All these comments making excuses just because Kate and William can’t be bothered to properly follow safety are not logical. But sure pretend you are superior because you can’t acknowledge that there is no defence for this behaviour.
        Besides you took the time to post and make personal insults so who is the mature one here.

      • emmy says:

        I don’t know who here has children but if anyone thinks kids are able to wear masks correctly, I’d like a demonstration. We are, in Germany, one week into the mask rules and I see people all over playing around with them, pulling them up and down, touching them constantly and being too distracted to observe a distance. We’ll see what happens but I don’t see how THIS is helping.

        I knew the second these pics were released people would sh*t on Kate. The girl isn’t supposed to save the world, this is pure PR. It’s not new, it’s what the BRF does.

    • Mary says:

      @sarah, just think, if people in the UK had earlier started wearing masks, even homemade ones, maybe your death/infection rate would not be as high and there would not be such a
      strain on your health care system and resultant shortage of medical PPE.

      See how that works?

      • Nic919 says:

        Mary you are making too much sense. Instead a ton of excuses must be provided to defend this unsafe behaviour that was only used for PR.

  19. Beach Dreams says:

    Her parents have no shame or sense of decency whatsoever. To use your child’s birthday just to score some brownie points and pretend you’ve been actively helping people…trashy as hell.

    • kellebelle says:

      Yep, Can you imagine the uproar had Meghan and Harry brought Archie. I shudder to think.

    • Tessa says:

      I remember Prince Edward complained that his parents forgot his birthday. I think LIttle Charlotte when she gets older will resent her birthday being used for a photo op for their own PR spin. I can see it happening.

  20. Digital Unicorn says:

    Cute kid and I am so getting vibes of TQ in that main shot. Happy birthday to her.

    However this is just pure PR stunting, makes you wonder if the press are turning the screws for more stuff to feed the royal click bait beast.

    Cain and Unable will be praised to the skies and beyond for this, imagine the outrage if the Sussex’s had taken Archie with them when they were handing out parcels in LA.

  21. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    I hope Sussesxes do not pull something like this. Honestly, this again confirms they sold themselves to the Press. I can understand Royal children being photographed on important occasions, and taking part in big celebrations. Even the clapping for workers is cute.

    But 5 years old is too young to be placed in the position of doing grown up work because delivering food for seniors during a pandemic is grown-up work. Even if she is just packaging and being filmed, this is the kind of photo op that makes me mad.

    Because kids are not supposed to do this. Attend someone´s wedding? Yes! Having a picture taken and published for bday? yes. But having a sanctioned calendar with your kids pictures and using a birthday to prop up a narrative the PARENTS are doing something is awfull.

    Not to mention- gloves? masks? social distancing?

    • Nic919 says:

      It shows how pathetic the Cambridges are for good PR. Regular photos of Charlotte doing kid things outside would be fine but here we see that Kate and William have absolutely no idea about how to properly and safely deliver for to the elderly. A child should not be bringing over food, especially without having any mask or gloves on to people who are in a high risk group.
      Charlotte is currently not allowed to see her grandfather and great grandmother because of the risk, but I guess pensioners near Sandringham just have to take the risk that her more powerful relatives don’t want to take.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        We got photo’s of Louis doing kid things on his birthday (the rainbow drawing) and it was cute, same with George but Charlotte gets trotted out during a pandemic to ‘work’ – I hope this is not a norm for them in using Charlotte in place of her parents doing actual work like this. But I guess the DoLIttles thought it would look too obvs if they did it after the Sussex’s did – this is oneupmanship from the Cambridges.

      • Chica1971 says:

        No mask then wear a bandana. no gloves.. I keep a Ziploc bag with paper towel soaked in a dilute bleach solution to touch hands and doors. This is Soo incredible dumb and callous

    • Tessa says:

      Delivery people just leave packages on the porch and don’t even sign for packages. Realistically if a child royal or not came to a door with food the people in the house would say just leave it on the porch steps.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        I would bet they’d have to be coached NOT to open the door to a royal child. Most would be thrilled to open the door to one of these 3 kids.

        As bad as the Cambs can be, and we know how bad that is, I *do* believe Kate (at least!) loves her kids to the moon and back, and wouldn’t seriously put her in danger. I’m kind of believing as a poster said above, this is either one of their own doors (for the photo), or the tenant was coached to NOT open the door, and they just took the pic of Char placing it on the doorstep, and she was whisked away after.

      • Tessa says:

        If the person in the house is sick he or she would never open the door. It would have been a good idea for the Cambridges perhaps to check first with the residents.

  22. Snap Happy says:

    There is a lot that is wrong about these pictures.

    1). The royal family should not be encouraging in words or pictures visits to others. Charlotte wasn’t just dropping off the pasta. She was knocking on the door. Maybe she just knocked and left it, but still not a good look.

    2) why involve the kids at all in delivering food? M&H didn’t bring Archie with them.

    3). I hope there was a few pounds dropped in those bags because I’m guess that is what these isolated pensioners need most.

  23. tempest prognosticator says:

    What a cute kid. Enjoy being five, Charlotte.

    • Maria says:

      A beautiful little girl. Why do the Sussexes always have to be dragged in to every conversation about the Cambridges?

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        ^^ Because what has happened behind-the-scenes and publicly between the Cambridges and the Sussexes is impossible to be swept under the rug. Because KP has continually leaked to the tabloids in a negative fashion against the Sussexes. Because there is so much blatant copying of the Sussexes by the Cambridges, even extending to the Cambridges hiring the Sussexes’ former social media director, and even to the degree of the Cambridges purchasing followers to stay neck-and-neck with the Sussexes on Instagram.

        And sadly, even to the point of William staging the plane p.r. stunt to try and make himself and his family somehow look good vs the unfair press the Sussexes’ received for flying on private planes. The fact is that all of the senior royals have routinely flown on private planes, and still spoken out on behalf of environmental and conservation causes.

        Unfortunately, those example are just the tip of the iceberg. Hopefully, the Sussex and Cambridge kids will grow up to overcome the current emotional divide that exists between their parents, for very real reasons of the abuse that has constantly been directed against Meghan in the media without any of the senior royals standing up against it, nor solidly supporting Meghan and Harry. No senior royal spoke out against Archie being compared to a chimpanzee either, by a talk/ shock radio host.

    • clairej says:

      Charlotte is my favourite. This is super sweet and well intended.

  24. Who ARE these people? says:

    Would so much rather she were asked to hold a rainbow sign that she coloured herself, something like that.

  25. MellyMel says:

    She should have been wearing a mask and gloves, but other than that cute kid! I hope she had a good birthday. And I’m one of the ppl who thinks she looks like exactly like the Queen. I’ve thought that since she was a baby.

    • Tessa says:

      Since royals don’t marry their cousins anymore I think the genes of a family with no royal blood should be taken into account I hope she does not look only like the Queen, I never thought she did. She has another great grandmother Frances Shand Kydd who was a beautiful women, I hope she shows some resemblance and Kate had a beautiful grandmother. Royals don’t necessarily have genes that can overwhelm other DNA thankfully.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        I don’t know…that Windsor ugly stick is miiiiighty powerful and seems to have hit quite a few of them with those damned horse teeth and long faces.

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        ^^ LOL! It’s true that QE-II and Philip are very closely related cousins, and in the past royals even married first cousins, which is what led to inbreeding diseases like porphyria and hemaeophilia.

        These days, the royals don’t marry too closely connected cousins, but contrary to popular understanding, William and Kate are 11th cousins (I don’t know how far removed), and Meghan and Harry are 17th cousins (I don’t know how far removed). Obviously and fortunately, these connections are distant enough for there to be no concern about any inbreeding drawbacks. 😉

        I commented on this earlier in this thread with an interesting link.

    • Panday Shirley says:

      Well, in Switzerland as well, we do not wear masks and gloves. So why judge a child who does nothing wrong in the state she lives? And btw, they tell us here, that masks do not protect at all…

  26. Feeshalori says:

    Other than the fact that this is pure PR and she should have been wearing mask and gloves, Charlotte looks straight on with a face full of confidence in that picture.

  27. yinyang says:

    So cute, but than again aren’t all kids that age. I feel sorry for kids nowadays, with social media everyones mom is playing photographer, it must be exhausting to constantly pose for pics. These pictures are not good they look kind of morbid and sad for a birthday. That one as a flowergirl waving looks just lke mini PIppa.

  28. Tessa says:

    Here in the US and in the UK, grandparents can only connect with their grandchildren via social media and Skype. Also, some grandchildren wave to their grandparents from the outside of their homes. This makes the 5 year old Charlotte delivering to seniors rather strange. I don’t blame Charlotte, it’s her parents. They should know better.

    • Ali says:

      Her parents are always looking to score a points. If Charlotte can deliver pasta then Charles should be able to make a visit.

  29. AGreatDane says:

    I usually skip Cambridge posts since I don’t find them (the Cambridges) interesting but Charlotte looks darling. Since the pics of her delivering pasta were clearly staged to “raise awareness” or something, then Kate should have had her wearing a mask to really drive home the point.

    • Tessa says:

      she should have been holding flowers instead of a plastic bag with pasta in one of the portraits.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I so agree, Tessa. I can see her in a formal portrait clutching flowers or cradling a much loved doll, but a bag of pasta? That seriously made me chuckle.

  30. G says:

    the post says sometime in APRIL which in the UK there was no mask rule also a mask best to be worn when social distance is not availible

    kate seems like a great mum i cant imagine her risking her child.

    she probably had her knock and leave and step back and wave

    • Nic919 says:

      Sophie was wearing gloves and a mask while volunteering at food banks in the UK since early April. Again no excuse they couldn’t take precautions to be safe.

    • Mary says:

      It was reported that these photos were taken in the past week (a good part of which was still in April).

    • Cynthia says:

      The “sometime” in April bit was left completely vague for reasons. I bet my bottom dollar that this photo op happened April 29th or 30th ;)
      Also, see how they dropped the tidbit about food being delivered for 5 weeks so they know their fans will automatically jump at that part and make it seems like they’re the ones who’ve been doing it for 5 weeks, and well, mission accomplished.

  31. The Quill says:

    What a beautiful little girl! Looks a lot like her grandmother Diana.

  32. Awkward symphony says:

    Already using the spare for good publicity😐I cant believe they thought it was okay for her to go deliver the pasta made by sandringham staff personally WITHOUT masks!!!You could visibly see the reflections of KeenKueen snapping the photo on the door🤦‍♀️

    By the way Harper’sBazaar reported that they ONLY did 2hrs while sandringham staff were volunteering for 5weeks🤦‍♀️how pathetic are these two and notice her recent hairstyle after weeks of blowouts🙄

    “ understands that the staff on the Sandringham Estate have been cooking and providing meals for those affected by the ongoing global health crisis for the last five weeks. Prince William and Duchess Kate even spent two-and-a-half hours helping provide and deliver the prepared meals while Prince George and Princess Charlotte tagged along on the donation excursions.”

  33. whatsupdoc says:

    Okay never mind I got it to work, lost wifi for a sec!

    So, I’m not trying to start something. This is a nice, cute article. It seems like Kaiser, based on her feelings about who royal kids look like, doesn’t want a ton of drama or infighting in the comments. But there still seems to be a lot of drama re: Cambridge “stans” (I don’t see any stans for them here ????)
    First of all, Kaiser and Celebitchy have stated differing opinions are welcome here but it seems as though commenters do not feel the same way because people who do not share hatred for the Cambridges, even people who dislike ALL royalty and its associations like me, are told to leave. It unfortunately reeks of group think which is a very unhealthy dynamic. The discussions on here would be much more engaging and interesting if people could share all sorts of opinions and rather than being attacked, a discussion was started. I LOVE debates so much because a) I learn a lot from other people b) by debating people with different opinions I can find ways to finetune my argument and c) it makes people seem less robotic.

    I’ve been so angry at the pro-lifers (because how can you be pro-life then scream that ‘some people are gonna die anyway OPEN ‘ER UP) but instead of letting my emotions rule when talking to them, I take all emotion out and simply shut them up with a fool-proof argument. I promise guys if you want to get people on your side you have to take the name-calling, condescension, and group think oout of it. You will get so many more people on the Sussex Squad that way. Trust me!!! This is Psych 101

    • Beach Dreams says:

      …Who ever said anyone here wants to get people on a particular “side”? I sincerely doubt most commenters here care about that; they are simply expressing their opinions. This site is one of the very few that regularly calls the Cambridges out on their bullshit, and many of their fans don’t like that. They can state their opinions all they want and they’ve certainly come here often enough to do so (and troll the Sussex articles in the process). Just don’t expect people here to shift their opinions to cater to their feelings. Some commenters are going to be more abrasive in their response than others, and that’s just how it is.

    • Aria says:

      Yes we welcome different opinions but some stans are batshit crazy. They will project their tumblr nonsense here. Also they dont like when someone here point out the hypocrisy cambriges do and got away. But some cambriges stans need mental check because they are the one saying archie is anderson son, meghan does witch craft and keep harry under her spell and she also cast bad spell on Kate. People here who Sussex are not crazy like cambriges stan , some come here and pretend to criticize only on Sussex when cambriges does the same shit it must be praised to heaven. Also someone in lsa said what’s with plastic when William preach on saving earth and plastic are most dangerous to environment . Oh wait William preach and can get away that he and his wife using helicopter, private jet, plastic etc when Sussex does they get dragged for days. I’m just point out the hypocrisy of cambriges and their stans , one rule for cambriges and other rule for Sussex.

    • yinyang says:

      We are fair, and if you feel we tend to side with Meghan more it’s because kate and Meghan are not on equal footing right now. Meghan is treated like the most hated woman in the world, her haters seem to stoop to a new low everyday with her, so we are a little defensive.

      • Tessa says:

        I see all these extreme comments, and Meghan is called vile names while Kate is called “classy” and “perfect” and so much “better”than Meghan. It is sickening. Then Harry is called demeaning names and their son is trashed as having ‘something’ wrong with him.’ And demand pictures yet when the pictures come, he is made fun of. I can only imagine if Archie had been pictured with the pasta with no mask and gloves, the negativity would last for weeks.

      • yinyang says:

        Omg Tessa, it’s the worst! (And I hate to comment this under Charlotte’s birthday but) They’ve changed this womans’ personality where it’s become unrecognizeable to who she is, they photoshop her pictures ugly, they destroyed her extended family and now working on destorying her immediate little family, these people need mental checks, who has time for this?? They will stop at nothing, imagine living with people like this how unhealthy.

    • songbirds_thrive says:

      @whatsupdoc, in regard to your post, IMO, debate and sharing divergent opinions is only interesting and informative when it’s based on facts, not on prejudice, hate, ignorance, pearl-clutching, head-in-sand-itis, and tabloid-itis.

      There can be a bit of over-reacting to divergent views, yes. But I get that some commenters are relieved and protective about having a site like Celebitchy, which allows truth-telling about the Sussexes and the Cambridges, which is hard to find anywhere on the Internet.

      Obviously, sometimes the truth hurts, and is complicated. Ignoring the truth with gaslighting and preserving the status quo only perpetuates ignorance.

  34. Meg says:

    Its obvious they hired some social media help

    • MadamNoir24 says:

      Apparently the hired the guy that use to work for the Sussexes who took care of the social media account.

  35. Mary says:

    Okay, now petty me wants the Sussexes to release a photo of Archie, for his Birthday, safe and isolating at home, like all good little children, wearing a kick-ass homemade mask!

  36. Linda says:

    Happy birthday Charlotte, may life be kind to you.

  37. Ann says:

    I didn’t like how Kate and William treated Harry and Meghan at the Commomwealth Service but their children are adorable. And, hopefully, they just knocked on doors, left the bag on the doorstep and went on to the next house. Hopefully!

  38. Myra says:

    Charlotte looks like Carole Middleton and George /Louise resemble Mike. I don’t get why Charlotte giving pasta packages to the elderly who are the most vulnerable in this pandemic. Kate/William are going to regret the day they used their children in exchange for media favor. The British Media will turn on them eventually and will attack their children once they feel they have destroyed Meghan.

  39. Sass says:

    I see all Windsor/Spencer in this child. Maybe as she gets older I’ll see mor Middleton genes but that piercing stare and the cheeks and chin and jaw…it is very William to me.

  40. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Aww, what a cute kid. . . . .
    So has Andrew been arrested yet?

    • Lynn says:

      Has Bill Clinton or Joe Biden?

      • songbirds_thrive says:

        ^^ Well, if you’re going in that direction, fwiw, has Trump? Why don’t we leave Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Trump and Prince Andrew out of this particular thread.

  41. Heather says:

    Charlotte is a lovely child. The photos are adorable.
    I don’t care how she is dressed; every 5 year old’s clothing is reflective of how their parents’ tastes. It’s cute and age-appropriate.
    I also don’t care who she looks like. She’s related to all of the people that she’s being compared to, so it stands to reason that there would be similarities.

  42. Mia says:

    This actually blows my mind. I, like most of my contemporaries in the UK, have zero interest in the Royal Family. Seriously, why do you care? This is a creepy level of interest in someone else’s child. All the Megan vs Kate rubbish you are perpetuating. Please do something more productive with your time. AND STOP READING THE DAILY FAIL!! Good grief.

  43. MsIam says:

    I’m not in medicine so I have no comment on masks vs no masks etc. But I do think this would have been a better picture if they just had Charlotte being a kid doing regular kid stuff. This looks staged just like that “George and the heirs cooking “ shot and is kind of ridiculous. I think Louis’ picture was so much more adorable and fun. Even though I’m sure it was staged too, it looked like he was having a blast and you could see it in his eyes.