Duchess Kate Zoom’d into a morning show to talk about kids & photography

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Earlier, I was nice about the Duchess of Cambridge’s new project, which is basically a photography competition for the best photos of the lockdown/crisis. I still think it’s a good idea, and it’s a good way to support the arts and artists during this time, plus it will (hopefully) genuinely change the way we see ourselves during this time. But of course, there’s also another side – it’s funny to me that Kate just had to launch this photography project hours after Meghan and Archie’s video! Of course Kate didn’t scramble to launch something last minute – she always knew that the Sussexes would get attention on Archie’s first birthday, so she planned to have something ready to go for the day after Archie’s birthday. Again, these couples can’t stop, won’t stop stepping on each other’s newscycles. And that’s what makes it fun.

Anyway, to promote the photography project, Kate dusted off her bizarre fake-posh accent and Zoom’d into ITV’s This Morning show. Kate actually cracked me up here because you can really tell that she’s a little bit punch-drunk from lockdown:

For this interview, Kate wore a dress by Raey, plus Catherine Zoraida gold fern drop earrings. She chatted about homeschooling her kids and how George wants to do Charlotte’s projects rather than his own reading projects. She also joked about the photos she took of Louis, including the messy finger paint pics, and joked: “I should’ve taken a photograph of what I looked like after as well! Luckily, that wasn’t documented but I was pretty much, I looked like Louis at the end of those.” Here’s another clip:

(Update: the second video was taken down, so I’m using Twitter stuff.)

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Photos courtesy of ITV and Backgrid.

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  1. Maevo says:

    Wow is this lockdown the most work she’s done in years?!

    • Tessa says:

      I don’t call it work. It’s more like getting people to pay attention to her. imo

    • Becks1 says:

      Yes, because its easy work for her. She’s doing zoom calls once a week and calling into the morning show once a month. Notice how the Portrait Gallery phrases it – she “launches” the project. She didn’t create, develop, etc. She launched it. and like I said in the other post, that’s okay, that’s part of what she is supposed to be doing, but its sad that it took a pandemic for her to do the bare minimum.

      • notasugarhere says:

        This is still less than the bare minimum. The NPG did all the work, then let the royal patron take credit for the ‘launch’. Typical W&K, initiate nothing and take credit for everyone else’s work.

      • Nic919 says:

        I’m still not over Sophie going to a food bank and having that not count in the CC. Zoom calls and launches should only be one part of the work being done. Leaders don’t sit in their castle, they participate. And William and Kate are not in any high risk group so they can show up to a local food bank and provide real assistance. They would be praised to the skies if they did this.

      • yinyang says:

        Right on. She loves this, a little light chit chat, how are you the kids are fine, control the narrative, control her audience (no contact with hardcore republicans and hard questions from real people), gets to dressup in pretty dresses and be seen, some airbrushing to fit the narrative, 15 minutes a week to justify raking in the taxpayer 100 million a year–that’s got to be the best job in the world.

  2. Maria says:

    It’s possible that she doesn’t think about the Sussexes at all. She is doing what she has to and wants to. Good for her.

    • Tessa says:

      If Meghan did this on Louis’ birthday she’d be accused of hijacking the child’s birthday. Kate does this near the time of Archie’s birthday it’s OK.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Lol. Sure…

    • notasugarhere says:

      Sure Maria, I’m sure W&K and the stolen media guy are completely unaware of Archie’s first birthday and the Save the Children video.

      • Molly says:

        They didn’t steal the media guy. They hired him so they could copy the Sussexes.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Same thing to me. All of their new attempts at looking engaged with social media are stolen from the Sussex playbook. Even the official BRF sites are following the Sussex playbook now.

      • A says:

        Stolen person? He doesn’t have a mind of his own?

      • notasugarhere says:

        I find it hilarious when W&K stans try to pretend W&K aren’t stealing all of their ideas from Harry and Meghan now, just like William tried to steal the Hubb kitchen funds and other Sussex initiatives.

        Turns out another project has left the pathetic remaining Foundation, likely to follow Harry and keep him as their patron. Can’t wait until the financials come out about Wm’s shenanigans.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Nota I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing the accounts for PWT’s foundation. Any British accountants here? Can these accounts be made public with an FOI request?
        And are these the difficult legal situations to which the Press have obliquely referred?

      • Nic919 says:

        A lot of UK companies have April 30 as their end of the financial year so in theory this information should be available soon.

    • Lizzie says:

      Not likely, as Kaiser said she knew the Sussex would release something for Archie’s birthday. Yet they are always crying victim on and on when anything whatsoever happens on a day they have a post. Too much history of KP doing this for it to be coincidental.

      Last I read Meghan and Archie’s video raised $55,000 for the charity. Has anyone else seen the numbers? How much money has this new project of Kate’s raised for her foundation?

      • notasugarhere says:

        The SussexSquad Archie Day birthday group has raised over 40,000 for other charities too.

      • Ali says:

        @Lizzie that is great that Archie’s video raised so much money!

      • Catherine says:

        Prince William raised £11 Million for the NHS 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

      • Catherine says:

        Talk about bitter Karens 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

      • Molly says:

        @Catherine. William appeared in a video and then people handed over their own hard-earned money to support pandemic efforts. If we need to pat William on the head for appearing in a video, so be it. People were donating to help out in a crisis, not because of Prince William.

        And calling women here Karens is as accurate as calling them Beckys.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Catherine, I wouldn’t go throwing ‘Karen’ at others, given how hysterical you were about a book title the other day.

      • Becks1 says:

        Don’t come for the Beckys!!! lol

        and that’s great that William personally raised a million dollars. Did all that come in within 24 hours after his video? I thought he was promoting a fundraising effort and overall the fundraising effort raised a million. Right?

      • Becks1 says:

        actually Catherine do you have a link for that number? I’m looking at google and all i’m seeing are references to William and Captain Tom Moore. I got through 4 pages of results and then my browser closed out. Thanks!

      • notasugarhere says:

        No, William did not raise that money. Just like he tried to take credit for Captain Tom Moore’s fundraising. All William ever does is tag on to other people’s successes. Another project has quit their association with the failing royal Foundation, not interested in sticking around the sinking ship of W&K.

      • Lizzie says:

        No need for name calling. I am championing Meghan’s adorable video and the money it raised for charity. She always manages to do something for others even when planning something for her son’s first birthday. Asking how much Kate’s new project raised for her foundation is in no way bitter but perhaps it’s a trigger for some of you?

      • Nic919 says:

        Lizzie you are asking about facts and instead they prefer to spew lies about William raising 11 million for a charity that was already running.

        The foundation books already showed that the Sussexes have more social power when it comes to raising money for charity. The ones who go on about protocol and tradition seem to have a problem opening up their wallet.

        (The exception is Charles because he can raise money and has proven to do so. He also works his networks to do that and set up the work over decades)

    • Amy says:

      Of course that is what is happening but we can’t admit that

    • Becks1 says:

      Kate stans always insist that Kate doesn’t think about the Sussexes and just does her thing.

      Except that “doing her thing” always happens around the time the Sussexes do something. Meghan launches a cookbook – Kate’s broken Britain is announced. Meghan is back in London – Kate is papped shopping in London (When was the last time she was photographed out and about?) archie’s first birthday – Kate launches a project.

      And those are the first three I came up with off the top of my head. Kate definitely cares. Or someone at KP does.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The one around the cookbook was particularly telling. The cobbled together ‘Kate Fixes Broken Britain’ story leaked exclusively to the the Fail three days before the completed-in-secret Together Cookbook came out.

        Someone at KP found out about Meghan’s huge new project and had to pretend Kate was doing something. One of Quinn’s bigger fails IMO, the Brexit-related ‘Broken Britain’ name and aimless project.

      • Florence says:

        I saw a phrase the other day on a Twitter – Meghan lives in Kate’s head rent-free. It’s SO TRUE. Kate is obsessed.

      • Molly says:

        Meghan joins the family, Kate does a year of rewears to lower her numbers. The Sussexes get criticized for using private planes, the Cambridges pull the budget plane stunt. Meghan gets criticized at Wimbledon, the Cambridges retweet press coverage of a private family event at a football game. Also, Kate wears more trousers! We get b&w photos and photos taken from the back.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Becks1 And my personal favourite: Meghan returns for her Farewell Bishes Tour in a stunning blue dress, photographs of which make the front page in every country in the world: WHO chooses to be papped while out shopping in a bright blue coat the very next day..?

      • Nic919 says:

        Becks you are the exception to the Becky rule!

        The most egregious example of the coincidences was Becky English announcing the Broken Britain project on Saturday in the DM when the cookbook was launched on Monday. That is no coincidence. And the project never actually happened until months later. Also where are the results of that survey? Wasn’t it supposed to be released end of March?

        Prior to Kate showing bitchface to Meghan at the Commonwealth Service for the world to see, we could pretend that maybe she didn’t really care. But she revealed herself that day and she really does care. Even for silly things like walking in a procession. Video is forever.

    • yinyang says:

      That’s the problem Maria, she doesn’t think about anyone else. Even now she can rein in her stans by acknowedlging Meghan even ONCE that would help…but she doesn’t. In public she should atleast smile to show a united front of the BRF, but she detests to do that, she’ll never change.

  3. Ruby_Woo says:

    It feels like she’s doing a lot more after the Sussexes left. I think I’ve heard her voice in the last few months than the last 9 years. Anyways, I do think the photo competition is a great idea and is something linked closely to her.

    I’m not that fussed that it came after Archie’s birthday; seeing the Sussexes as a happy unit was more than enough. KP can have all the attention that they want now – they’re welcomed it!

    • Tessa says:

      I don’t see her as doing a lot more, just popping up on webinars and doing “surprise” appearances.

    • Tessa says:

      Prince Charles was doing the same type of “surprise” appearances for years in addition to all his other responsibilities.

    • Natalee says:

      She’s figured out that she’s much better at doing these 5 minute zoom chats and setting up online contests and struggle surveys than she is at meeting people in person, being engaged in work and conversations and setting up initiatives that deliver real impacts on people’s lives.

    • Sofia says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Charles told them to get to work, especially because they’ve lost 2 working royals now and the Cambridges are the only working royals in their generation.

      They’ve had 9 years of doing nothing, now is the time to get to work especially as they could become PPoW as soon as tomorrow.

      • Tessa says:

        I hope that day does not come soon. I hope he stays heir to heir for a while yet.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Sofia Do you think that Penis With Teeth actually respects his father enough to be told what to do – to take advice, even? Isn’t William reportedly too grand for criticism (and must he not have got a whole lot worse having been fawned over and propped up by hatchet-faced Mrs Unbearable, Carole Middleton)? PWT has proven consistently that he excels at doing a whole lot of nothing. He didn’t keep up his pilot license. (That guff about ‘wanting to fly to the rescue during the pandemic’ was the most nauseating bit of PR spin ever.) He doesn’t want to take over the Duchy of Cornwall, his father’s pride and joy, which Charles has laboured over for years and made extremely profitable. He does the bare minimum of engagements. His father’s passions – the environment, architecture, sustainability – are given lukewarm lip service. As for his impossibly lazy wife, who destroyed a hundred plus year tradition because she didn’t want to be expected to turn up, do you think she’s capable of any real exertion? Eight years to copy five questions out of an Introduction to Child Psychology APA textbook – with no results on the horizon. Pledging to ‘fix Broken Britain’ while buying another coat dress. Endless holidays to recover from non-events. Bandaid babies to compensate for PWT’s shrubbery fetish.
        I’d be very surprised if Charles weren’t deeply disappointed in that cold, dull, egocentric duo.

      • Islandgirl says:

        This!!!!
        I definitely think that they have been told that they need to show up.

        Also they do have a point to prove. Are they proving it though🤷‍♀️

  4. Molly says:

    Bless. She’s trying so hard to look engaged. She hates this.

    Such a Sloaney way of speaking. But yah, umm… So true uh…. But, no …

    • Astrid says:

      I must be bored, this is the first time I’ve ever clicked on a video of Kate talking and wow is that painful! I could only take 15 seconds

      • paddingtonjr says:

        Yeah, it was extremely painful. I don’t think I’ve heard her talk except maybe in the “Queen at 90″ documentary, but it wasn’t for very long. I was trying to follow what she was saying when she called into the morning show, but the captions really made it worse. Nine years in the BRF and she can’t string a simple sentence together?

  5. Noki says:

    Honest question do you think she uses her so called fake posh accent with William and her family or its just for the cameras. If it really is fake(i have no idea dont know what she sounded prior to hanging with the royals and aristos.) do you think they tell her to cut it out.lol

    • notasugarhere says:

      Yes, it is fake. No one in the royals has this weird accent, nor does anyone in the Middleton family. This accent is pure Kate invention.

      • Noki says:

        Then that just makes it more silly…why doesnt she just do the proper plummy accent.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She probably thinks she is. This is a woman who still cannot give a proper speech after 10 years on the job or pronounce ‘palliative’ correctly when she pretends to work with Hospice charities.

      • Nic919 says:

        When you don’t sound like your own sister despite only being a few years apart and going to the same schools it really does make the fake accent seem obvious.

    • Maevo says:

      I was wondering the same thing! I don’t know enough about English accents to know how unusual/fake hers is.

      • Mary says:

        There is a clip of Kate at the end of her engagement interview, just after it ended, and she drops her accent, flops on the couch, and exclaims something like: oh, I’m not any good at this. If you can find that clip you can see how put on her accent is. I think it was from one of the three U.S. broadcast networks; and, I am not sure that it was aired outside of the U.S.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Noki I think it’s like Margaret Thatcher’s elocution lessons: went too far and stuck. Margaret Thatcher was also insecure about the way in which she spoke (as a grocer’s daughter who studied chemistry at Oxford, she was initially very out of her milieu in the Commons) and over-poshed herself (ever seen the tragi-ghastly-sad clip of her saying ‘we are a grandmother’?). Kate had elocution lessons prior to her wedding day and her accent has become more exaggerated ever since.
      Someone told ME I sound like her. I do NOT consider that a compliment!!!!!

      • Tessa says:

        I think she started taking posh talk lessons when she was dating William to try to impress the public and WIlliam’s friends.

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        Andrew’s Nemesis don’t worry I’m sure you don’t sound like keen Kate. Ive been told I sound like Kirsty Allsop, you don’t get any worse than that! I have now started speaking with a more neutral come from nowhere kind of accent. I suppose I now have a fake accent too!!!😂

  6. Missy says:

    In my opinion Kate doesn’t think much about Sussex. She has her room without Sussexdrama (William is different things). I glad she is doing more work. Good for Her.

  7. Harla says:

    Really glad to see that she’s adjusted her camera angle.

  8. notasugarhere says:

    The school posted public info about how the school is doing lesson plans, online teaching, etc. Kate doing the teaching? LOL. The nannies are plunking the kids in front of the computers and working with them. Kate’s busy shopping online for more brand new, Little House on the Prairie dresses to wear for her 5 minute internet appearances. And getting her hair done, because that looks like a new dye job.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Dye job with extensions to match? Her hair looks too long and full for it to just be a matter of styling and pushing it forward. It’s funny but not surprising to see what she’s prioritizing.

      • notasugarhere says:

        In a stay-at-home pandemic no less. Had to get the hair done and buy another ugly new dress for five minutes of internet time.

      • Becks1 says:

        She’s definitely getting her hair and eyebrows done.

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        Yeah, she got her hair done.

      • Lexistential says:

        Totally looks like she got her hair done. It seems fresher and fuller. (I mentioned that it looked done on Twitter, and defensive Cambridge Stans are protesting it’s her real hair.)

    • Ash says:

      I’d love to see certain commenters’ reactions if stories with absolutely zero evidence like this were thrown around on here about Meghan’s parenting skills. Who also has nannies, mind you (and more luck to them, the more help the merrier!)

      But I trust you react with such hostility to all parents who comment about the difficulties of teaching at home, even when the kids’ schools provide materials and online learning too?

      • Becks1 says:

        Well, I’m working 40 hours a week and so is my husband and we have no outside help. So even with materials provided, yes, my experience crisis-schooling is a lot different than Kate’s.

      • notasugarhere says:

        One nanny, which they’ve publicly claimed vs. the three W&K deliberately hide to get out of work. They may not have that nanny anymore, if she didn’t want to emigrate to the US.

        It is so easy to point out W&K lies and get the W&K stans upset. The school is doing the daily coursework prep and schooling; Kate is clearly out getting her hair done and leaving the child rearing to the three nannies.

      • Ash says:

        There’s no need to resort to “stan” name-calling in response to every single comment with which you don’t agree, as repetitive as it seems to be. It also seems apparent from this repetition who the upset one actually is.

        And in response to your last sentence, I’d refer to the first one in my previous comment.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Why assume I was referring to you, unless you are in fact one of their stans who is upset by facts? And the facts remain, the three nannies, cooks, housekeepers are the ones bearing the burden of the household. Kate is out getting her hair and eyebrows done.

      • Ash says:

        That was a good attempt with the first sentence, but never mind.

        Regarding the rest: And yet we are yet to see any facts “remaining” on any of these points. Do you have any to share?

        I assume you are going to pull something out about one thing that was reported on a holiday once, but that was some time ago and never substantiated. Something recent and proving the points you’re trying to make about what’s happening right now would be preferable and genuinely interesting.

        It’s quite similar to the fact that we should only trust reporting on other royal couples that’s actually substantiated as well, something with which I’m sure you agree.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Again, Ash, read through the years of reporting on W&K prior to Meghan’s arrival. Try doing your own research instead of believing the PR lies W&K. Try reading through this site in particular. Not only have we discussed this, with proof, for years? We’ve been able to spot W&K stans and trolls easily.

    • Tessa says:

      I don’t think it was nice to talk about George that way he is “jealous.” Down the road those children will IMO complain about how their parents “cheated them” of a private life. I can see that happening.

  9. CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

    Again this is fine, no salt. She’s not doing something extraordinary by going on tv and talking about her kids and homeschooling and taking photos like whatever. This is her job. I ain’t mad at it.

    I don’t actually hate her voice. I don’t get all the comments sayings its awful and maybe that’s because I’m from the Midwest so my accent is the worst of them all lol but it sounds fine. I’m sure she made it up in the beginning but its natural to her now if she talks like that constantly which she probably does. It sounds fine, it sounds like a voice. The only kind of voice that truly annoys me is when “baby voice” comes into play.

  10. Case says:

    I always feel like she’s deeply uncomfortable with any public-facing work, which is…a shame, given her future role. I think she’s shy and just not really a people person, which I can totally sympathize with, but watching her interviews makes me a little uncomfortable because it seems like she is always searching for what to say and can’t wait to be done.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Funny she never appears shy when she’s around men she likes. Or when she was flashing boys through the window at school so much she was called MiddleBum and reprimanded by teachers. Kate isn’t shy or an introvert, that’s just another excuse stans use to try to deal with her completely unprofessional behavior for 10 years on the job. She can get all the help in the world, as Diana did, but she chooses not to. Because she’s lazy and doesn’t care about charity or the world around her.

      • Nowords says:

        Extroversion and introversion are personality constructs that fall on a spectrum. Introverts can be very sociable and outgoing if they want to; it’s a common misconception they are shy or can’t/don’t socialize. The biggest difference between the two personalities is how they “recharge their energy.” Extroverts tend to gain energy through socializing. Introverts recharge their energy through solitary, self-reflective activities.

        I guarantee that William and Kate are both more introverted, and Harry and Meghan are both more extroverted.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I’m a profound introvert and shy, yet manage to give speeches to 1000+ people regularly because my job requires it. People always ready with the excuses for Kate.

      • Nowords says:

        Hey, good for you because most people actually would struggle to do that. I think public speaking is regularly voted as many people’s worst fear. I have gotten straight up sick while giving presentations. I prefer to let people slide over public speaking skills. Being able to talk doesn’t always mean someone is better. I think it’s really the message that counts.

        I do empathize with Kate a bit. She seems to have a quiet, reserved personality, and perhaps a little bit of anxiety as well. I just notice little things she does and I think, “Oh, it’s that thing I do when I’m anxious.”

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Nota I’ve never heard about the flashing rumours – for real? If so, ick! (Any more rumours, btw? :)

      • notasugarhere says:

        Quiet and reserved? Decade of flashing, partying, flirting, sleeping around the set plus the decade of flashing on the job and doing nothing to improve her work performance. The rest of us would have been fired by now. Nice of you continue to make excuse after excuse for her.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Nah, she’s not shy (that claim only popped up after her start as DoC); she just clearly doesn’t like the work that comes with her role. She has no problem chatting it up with celebrities or showing off at red carpet events.

      • Tessa says:

        She is not shy IMO. This is yet another excuse. She’s not shy when she was at WImbledon or doing “fun” events.

    • Case says:

      Umm okay, I’m not making excuses for her. I’m by no stretch of the imagination a Kate “stan.” It was just what I observed — I’ve felt uncomfortable in the very few times I’ve seen her speak because she seems like she’s struggling with what to say, which is an indication of shyness or discomfort with being interviewed. Maybe she just sucks at her job and is lazy. I totally accept that reason too, lol.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Case I think she comes across as uncomfortable because she is. I don’t think its because she’s shy, I think its b/c she doesn’t want to be there. Its why she is so different at Wimbledon etc. She wants to be there. So I see what you are saying, but I don’t think its shyness.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Becks1, it reads as not wanting to be there to me too.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        I think she comes off as uncomfortable,and my take is that she’s insecure deep down.

      • Nic919 says:

        While no one expects her to provide long dissertations, being shy really shouldn’t be an excuse 10 years in. Diana was also very shy and did not have a university education but she took the time to get better. Kate has not. She was able to sing musicals in secondary school so being able to say a few basic words here and there without stumbling seems extremely odd. I am more inclined to believe that her new accent is what hinders her (along with not practicing enough). If she went back to her actual accent, which was perfectly fine in the first place, she would probably be a lot better, especially with off the cuff comments.

      • Chrissy says:

        I’ve found public speaking very challenging but if you know the subject matter and have bullets points on hand to guide you, you can do pretty well. I think she doesn’t care enough to prepare. She probably goes in cold and then feels intimidated. You’d think after all these years she would seek help with her public speaking as it will only get more difficult as she moves up the food chain. She will have a bigger audience and the public will expect much more substance from her than just a new dress and new bling.

  11. Taylor says:

    That they have convinced seemingly large segments of the British population that they are relatable and ‘ just like them’ is probably their largest feat.

    • notasugarhere says:

      They haven’t convinced the majority of the UK population, who are indifferent to royals in general. All they’ve convinced are their stans and the RRs who are getting testy with them. They’ve traded access for covering up William’s affairs; the RRs won’t stay off the story forever.

    • Case says:

      Have they? I don’t get that vibe. They always come off as detached and reserved to me. They don’t come across as warm or personable whatsoever. Compared to Meg and Harry who are so friendly and laid back, I don’t think W&K seem relatable at all.

  12. jc says:

    I wish Kate would let go of the artificial accent. I can imagine that she is insecure about not fitting in with the posh society which is maybe why she fakes it. I think she would be more relaxed during these type of functions…and we could understand her better.

    • Chrissy says:

      Surely, she must know that true aristocrats can tell that she’s faking it. They all know her background and about her social-climbing family. They probably laugh at her accent just like we do.

  13. Florence says:

    And Meghan is apparently the older of the two??

    Oh dear lmao. Wrinkleton is looking very red for some reason.

    • June says:

      @Florence, is there something wrong with having wrinkles??

      • notasugarhere says:

        No, but it is pathetic when Kate stans photoshop all of her wrinkles away because they don’t like her the way she is, then claim she’s a natural dewy beauty. They even attacked the artist of her first official portrait. They didn’t like he painted a photorealistic painting from an non-photoshopped pic provided by Kate.

      • June says:

        @nota, I’m not a Kate stan and I do not claim anything about her youthful looks lol. I didn’t abuse her portrait artist either? I just think it’s sexist to disparage a woman for her looks, particularly as it pertains to ageing. I don’t really care who the woman is. That’s it, simple.
        And PS: you’re saying Kate provided a non-photoshopped photo to the artist, meaning she herself is not trying to portray herself as having dewy, naturally unwrinkled looks right?

  14. Vava says:

    Can’t stand her or her husband.

  15. Tessa says:

    So much for her giving children privacy. Her “revelations” must have annoyed George. If Meghan talked that way she’d be slammed for “using her child” to get attention and being “indiscreet” talking about her child.

  16. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    I wonder if the Wail is beginning to subtly turn on Saint Kate… they dedicated a nothing-article to her £500 ‘high street’ dress. Was this a subtle (yeah, I know, using ‘Wail’ and ‘subtle’ concomitantly is paradoxical) dig at what out-of-touch future kween considers affordable, particularly during a pandemic, when the economy is forecast to contract by up to 30%? The commentators were certainly triggered: ‘republic now’ and ‘waste of space’ were common themes…

  17. Guest says:

    Lol. Outside the uk no one cares. Kate will never have the global reach and i think that’s what picking at the royal reporters the most.

    On the plus side, royaldish has officially turned into kate and William stans. It took a biracial marrying their former beloved prince but it happened.

  18. Mary says:

    Kate very purposely stepped on Archie’s Birthday news cycle, just like she stepped on her own daughter’s last Saturday. I explained in another thread my take on Kate’s “day after” (sometimes “day of”) news bursts or papping. I think she thinks the last one seen is the one best remembered; she is that competitive.

    • Guest says:

      Archies birthday video trended on Twitter yesterday and made headlines all over. Kates news is now more a deal in the uk. No one outside that nation is talking about kate.

      • Mary says:

        The UK is what matters to Kate. I think as long as the DM keeps posting gushing stories she will be happy.

  19. Cosmo says:

    I used to like Kate. She never did much but dress up but I didn’t expect anything else. Once Meghan came into the picture and started doing so much good for causes it put a spotlight on the lack of work that Kate did. I still didn’t mind her but after the way she acted to Meghan in the church on the last day made me sick. It put to rest all of the rumors that her and Will were behind the abuse in the media against Meghan. She was nasty and I will never admire her again.

    • Tessa says:

      I started not liking her when the rumors went around about Meghan making her cry.” Kate could have said publicly this was not true but her silence spoke volumes. My dislike got worse when she participated in William’s heavy handed PR of the family taking a commercial flight right in the middle of the media attacks on Harry and Meghan taking a private jet. As if Wiliam and Kate never took a private jet before. Even the children were used in William’s photo op.

  20. BlueJay says:

    Her obvious ease and glee at not having to actually interact with any members of the public doesn’t bode well for the Queen Catherine era. They clearly think this is her big Queen Mother moment but at least that woman did actually visit the bombing sites. Is Kate just going to go back to awkward 20 minute visits after this? Or is she going to continue to do things remotely and cost the papers the photo ops? The irony of all of this is that after forcing out the Sussexes, the papers may truly be left with very little.

    • Tessa says:

      The QUeen Mum had her flaws but she was light years ahead of Kate in the work skills department. I hope it is a long time before Kate is Queen Consort.

    • mer says:

      I don’t think that is quite true about her interactions with the public, specifical when she does walkabouts. I remember watching Our Queen at Ninety, and she mentions William teasing her about her taking too long on walkabouts because she keeps chatting with people. I know two people who have met her on these things, and both of them say ol’girl likes to engage with the crowds I have no idea about her behavior behind the scenes, with her various patronages, but meeting people on walkabouts seems to be something she enjoys. Isn’t that why one of her nicknames is Chatty Kathy?

  21. Awkward symphony says:

    Omg I was cringing all the way through😖 why cant she realised that the fake accent is hindering her🤦‍♀️
    You could tell she was ill prepared as at one point Philip asks her to specify the categories and she goes on about how “inspiring” this will be+she is red as a beetroot!!!

  22. yinyang says:

    Great summer look by Kate, clever pr move as usual, showing very little disparity between her and the masses…but its there.

  23. YAW SQEE says:

    Is it just me, or are there like 10 actual people left commenting here? *Several* user names (dude, your numbers are dwindling) just batting about the same tired misogyny day after day after day after day.

    • Linda says:

      @YAW SQEE
      Its not just you and it’s such a shame because I used to look forward to visiting celebitchy. I have been a fan of this blog for nearly six years visiting everyday but the commentary here has driven away many people so you just have the same ten people commenting on royal posts while other posts have really low numbers. I miss the days of Sixer, Kitten etc when we had intelligent conversations devoid of insults. Now the quality of debates has gone down and it’s just one sexist comment after the other.

  24. Marivic says:

    Kate’s problem is that when she gives an idea she only does it with one sentence and cannot expound on it anymore. And that one sentence is not even profound. So she comes across as a person with nothing between her ears and not very engaging to be around.

  25. Niaa says:

    This doesn’t have much to do with the Royals. But there is a similar dynamic between me and this person on Instagram. We both have food pages and it has gotten a little annoying. She’s a relative, and 10 years my senior but she literally started her page the same day I did, and had no idea what she was doing with it. Fast forward a few months, she’s stolen my concept, my recipes, my ideas and the entirety of my identity. She started off doing ‘healthy food’ and when she saw my page doing well, she started doing ‘authentic food’ and has started using my thoughts in interviews. I feel like it’s similar to W&K and how they keep copying the Sussexes. It is subtle enough to get away with, but also so pathetic to the few who see it. Sorry, rant over.