Prince William & Kate did a Zoom chat with Shout crisis-text-line workers

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I completely screwed up Friday’s post about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s call with workers for Crisis Text Line. I thought it was a Zoom call they made with Shout, which is the crisis-text line they started (last year) with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. But no, the Crisis Text Line (an American organization) is something different and I just f–ked that up, but YOLO, it was Friday and the basics were the same: Meghan and Harry did something nice for the workers of a crisis-text line. Does it help at all if Shout and Crisis Text Line are sister organizations? Please? Anyway, as I said, the point is the same: Harry and Meghan did something. And wouldn’t you know, William and Kate did something after that.

This is a Zoom chat that the Cambridges did with Shout volunteers/workers. This is the organization Will, Kate, Harry and Meghan started last year. They did this to mark the one-year anniversary, actually, which is possibly why Harry and Meghan did their call the day before, to also mark the anniversary. The Cambridges spoke about the increased need in crisis-texts and such – you can read a summary of the Zoom chat here.

The Daily Mail noted that Kate “appeared to be glowing on the call, with an early-summer tan highlighted by her stylish scalloped hemmed white blouse.” LOL, at some point people are going to wonder if Kate is just taking an entire holiday during the pandemic. A Zoom chat here or there, and the rest of her time is spent by the pool or sunbathing in the back garden. Why try to work hard and come up with new ideas when you can just hop out of the pool every few days for a breezy Zoom chat and copy Meghan and Harry?

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  1. Ash says:

    I have to say, all this discussion about Kate’s tan really doesn’t make sense to me. I have a balcony that I’ve spent many virtual meetings on or answered emails from and I’m pretty sure my tan has never looked better at this time of year. If you have a balcony or garden and the weather allows it, why wouldn’t you spend time outside?

    • Ali says:

      As a black woman I never understand why white people love to tan.

      I guess people done care about skin cancer or damage.

      • lemonylips says:

        I do it cause I need a vitamin D session. When the sun is not too high or as strong. It does wonders for my skin. But I’m super white lol, so it’s not about tanning. Even if I was frying myself I wouldn’t get a tan.

      • Vera says:

        Ali – this is all societal.
        My husband used to work for a very big cosmetics and skincare company. One of their biggest sellers are the skin whitening creams for the Asian market.
        People with darker skin want to be lighter, people with lighter skin want to be darker.
        For ‘western societies’ it is to show that you are higher class. When common people use to work on fields and their skin was tanned because of it, the fashion was to be to be very white, women used to carry umbrellas to protect their skin. Now people in Asia do similar.
        When the industrial came and common people ended up in factories and offices all day and their skin was pasty, so pasty skin became unfashionable.

    • Yuzu says:

      I wish there was something more to say about them then, “they have announced” or “they hopped on a zoom call” or even “they shared private photos of their children”

      If Sophie can work at a food bank, why can’t they slap on some masks and gloves and head out to do something as well? As it stands, Charlotte has been photographed doing more tangible work for the people of Britain during this crisis than William and Kate.

      • Nic919 says:

        They are getting praise for the zoom calls so they won’t bother extending themselves any more than they need to.

  2. lemonylips says:

    I know that they are limited at this time and UK is still in the stay in mode, but I’ve had enough of these Zoom calls. Can they not do something else? Anything. It’s not my job to imagine what that would be, but just something else. I feel like there is one story per day about them Zooming. But for instance, if I were KeenK I’d launch a mental health program for kids. Studies show that these two months are going to leave deep scars mentally and something like an action to support children would be amazing. Kids are scared actually to go anywhere. No one is talking about it. I know it ’cause my friend works with children.

    • L84Tea says:

      Agreed. I am over all these scary close-ups of Will. Yikes…

    • Not just kids. I’ve been in since mid Feb (with my own health issues and taking care of my dad). My first foray out to pick up a needed prescription (that my sister just couldn’t get for us) had me with such acute anxiety, palpitations, and nausea, I was practically crying in the car all the way there and back.

      “Outside” just doesn’t feel “safe” to me. I’m wondering if it ever really will again. 😢

      • lemonylips says:

        I’m so sorry to hear that. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling and wish I could help in any way. I’m pretty sure everyone on here would tell you to feel free to vent and we’ll listen. At least that’s what we can do. I’m sending you a virtual hug. You’re gonna get through it. This hits all of us on different levels – cry if you must, just let things out and hopefully find something that distracts you and makes you happy just for a little while. It will feel safe again. I believe it will.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        Thank you so much for your kind words, Lemonylips. Big hugs to you, too ❤️

  3. Chica1971 says:

    @Ash.. Beautiful Keen is working round the clock doing all for her people like the QEIi during the Letizia and Mathilde..

  4. Becks1 says:

    LOL that the DM is calling out her tan. It’s not that she has a tan at this point, IMO, I assume she is taking full advantage of her pool, tennis court, etc, but she had a nice “glow” to her as soon as we started seeing these zoom calls, so it does seem like they took a quick vacation somewhere warm even as the UK was starting to shut down.

    I’m over the zoom calls, for all of them. The only reason I enjoy them for H&M is because I like to see Meghan since we’re waiting for the launch of their new venture, but overall the zooming is getting old.

    • Nic919 says:

      How much time do you have to spend outside working on a tan when you live in the north of England? It’s not the tropics.

      • Yoyo says:

        There was a side by side picture of Kate and Meghan and Kate looked darker than Meghan. That tanning bed is getting an extra workout from the owners.
        Tanning does even out your complexion.

      • tempest prognosticator says:

        So she has a tan. Frankly, in a fairly recent video where he discussed Invictus, Harry looked like he was sporting a tan. Everyone commented on how healthy he looked. He looked just fine and so does she – for whatever that’s worth and it really isn’t worth much.

      • Becks1 says:

        It makes more sense for Harry to have a tan since he’s in southern California and has been for some time, in a house with a pool. I don’t know the weather in Norfolk but I’m going to assume its not the same as LA’s.

      • Nic919 says:

        She’s supposedly busy all day with the kids online lessons so if she has time to get a tan, she’s clearly not inside working with the kids as much as she claims. It takes hours and hours to get that kind of tan when you are that far north of the equator.
        Harry is in California which has been way warmer and is more south and he’s very fair so he looks relaxed but he still doesn’t look near as brown as Kate does.

      • Nahema says:

        They’re not in the north, they’re at Sandringham and it’s really hot and sunny here at the moment. I’ve got a good tan just from spending a couple of hours in my garden today.

        Even so, I’m pretty sure Kate isn’t doing a great deal of homeschooling herself. I’d bet that’s what the Nanny is doing.

    • Bavarian says:

      the weather in England is better than People think it is. My frineds over there complained how warm it was as soon as the lockdown started. Iam often in the UK and always get a sunburn.

      • Anners says:

        I’m in Canada. Saturday was so beautiful I spent it in the backyard. Today I have a tan. I’m a very pale white chick of British decent and don’t tan that easily. It happens *shrug* (to clarify, I’m agreeing with Bavarian…if you tan easily – or even not – it doesn’t take too long to get some colour. And I was wearing sunblock)

      • Janet says:

        I have a friend who made the same sort of comment in a “Typical! Whenever you can’t enjoy it, the weather is nice.” kind of way. He mentioned something about 3 weeks of sunny weather in London during April and his slight shock about that much nice weather in a row.

        A quick verification online confirms that this has been the sunniest April since they started recording in 1929.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      He is also looking very tanned – the weather in the UK hasn’t been that great and its only in the past few days that we’ve had good enough weather that might give us a bit of a tan.

      I would NOT be surprised to find that they have been sneaking off somewhere during the lockdown – its something that they would def do. Can’t have the Sussex’s living it up in that Californian sun.

      • Vera says:

        I live in the UK too and have a tan, the weather has been the best ever since I moved here 20 years ago. We had 6 months or rain from October to Mid-March here in the South of England and since the lockdown was announced, I can count the number of rainy days on 1 hand. it has been consistently sunny and dry, out waterbutt is empty and we have to water our plants in the garden daily. I am lucky to be near the sea so I might even go in for another paddle this week.

  5. CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

    I mean.. I’m just glad they’re doing something? I don’t really care I guess if it was a copied idea or whatever. Like at least they are “working.”

    As for her tan.. again whatever. She’s a wealthy person and like all wealthy people right now she has access to things we don’t. I dont doubt all the celebrities we see are doing the same thing. One hour of work the rest of it spent by the pool or hanging out outside. I feel for a lot of people who are distancing with their kids in like apartments. There are no pools, no hangouts, no toy rooms, and no yard. Like my nieces live in a three bedroom with my sister and they don’t go anywhere. It’s so sad to see. They go outside for a few hours to ride bikes and come back but then they are all back to being in the same 3 bedroom.

  6. Sofia says:

    Kate has always loved to tan. I don’t think it’s been super sunny these last few weeks but she’s got a massive garden so she could probably “feel” the sun more than the rest of us lol. Or it’s a spray tan.

    • Sarah says:

      We have had some super hot weather here in the UK since lockdown started, if you’re someone who tans fairly easily you don’t have to have spent every day outside to get a tan.

    • Your cousin Vinny says:

      Exactly, I don’t doubt she’s spending time in her pool and garden (I would if I could), but why is everyone assuming it’s 100% real? She could have just gotten into her bronzer and fake tan.

  7. Harper says:

    I don’t think I can stomach seeing this angle of Willnot’s face anymore.

  8. M says:

    What interests me more than the obvious tan is all the new clothes she’s been sporting during these calls. Do we think she is online shopping like the rest of us or is she having to go for deep cuts in her closet? I’ve never seen someone who works so little have so many new outfits.

    • Harla says:

      I know right? And the British press makes such a big deal out of it when she re-wears something, I just don’t get it.

    • Shoshone says:

      The new clothes on the zoom chats might be Kate’s own personal clothing as opposed to her “work” clothing which reportedly is purchased for her by Prince Charles.

      Aside from this, I wonder what happened to the clothes that Meghan wore during her 18 months as a “working royal”? I have heard in the past that those clothes may not belong to the royal that they were purchased for. Did petty Betty and Willie strip the clothes, purses and shoes from Meghan before she left? Frankly, I don’t think that Charles cares or would want the clothes back but I’ll bet that other members of the RF would want to take them back from M&H.

  9. emmy says:

    She looks good. Love the white top. My boss is working from home and has a huge roof terrace so they look great right now. I still see the hours they’re pulling so let them have their tan and terrace. I don’t want that. I don’t want to work 16 hours a day. Same as I don’t want to be married to this immature dude.

    Also, she might not be that tan, my coloring varies wildly on these video chats depending on the lighting.

  10. Melissa says:

    I feel like I already knew this, I thought this happened last week on the anniversary of the launch?
    The zooms are running together.

  11. Annie .. says:

    It didn’t happen after the Sussex’s call, it actually happened the same day or the previous one.
    I first read it on the Court Circular, and the video/photos were released one or two days after that

  12. Ruby_Woo says:

    A few nights ago the BBC showed a programme about Prince William discussing mental health in football (soccer).

    I haven’t looked up the RRs in ages, but had a nosy to see what they were saying about it and only 1 reporter mentioned it.

    Seemed very strange considering they prop up the Cambridges so much; I would have thought they would be promoting the hell out of the show… unless it was a repeat maybe?

    • whatever.. says:

      It was probably a repeat of an old program he did. He has a new documentary regarding men’s mental health premiering in a couple of weeks.

  13. Guest says:

    Someone put a side by side of this call with Harry and meghan. They did this call like a day after Harry and meghan and Kate looked like she’s trying to morph into meghan.

    • NVYwife says:

      They did it the same day maybe even before but whatever fits your narrative I guess🙄

  14. yinyang says:

    Dear Kate, please stick to your skin colour, love brown people, haha.

  15. lobstah says:

    Forget William, who’s the snack at the top?

  16. Awkward symphony says:

    Well thanx to their agreement with the British tabloids,even if she was hoping to their favourite island every week they wont care because they know they’ll never get any criticism from them.
    If not KeenKueen is busy tanning whilst the kids are taking lessons from their teachers and louis is taken care of by their live in nanny. Notice how NormalBill is pale as a porcelain doll!! Goes to show how they lead separate lives because the kids especially Charlotte looked tanned in that clapping special

  17. Florence says:

    She’s looking particularly vacant there.

  18. Melissa says:

    I seriously want to know where most of y’all live if you really think she is that “tan.” She has a bit of color, but nothing I couldn’t get in an afternoon of Colorado spring sunshine.

    I’m thinking it’s a lot of non British folks playing into that whole dark, rainy environment, pasty white skin stereotype.

  19. Melissa says:

    I seriously want to know where most of y’all live if you really think she is that “tan.” She has a bit of color, but nothing I couldn’t get in an afternoon of Colorado spring sunshine.

    I’m thinking it’s a lot of non British folks playing into that whole dark, rainy environment, pasty white skin stereotype.

  20. Lexistential says:

    Hmm. She is clearly tanner, but that tan could have easily been from being outdoors and enhanced with a little self-tanner and bronzer, and the computer just makes her look more orange than Coco Montrese.

  21. Mary says:

    I think the tan is to detract from a recent nose job (again). At least from these pictures, it looks like the remaining bit of a bump on Kate’s nose was removed. She now has Heather Locklear’s nose