Duchess Kate ‘remains hurt & upset’ by Tatler’s story, feels like Meghan was behind it

The Duchess of Cambridge stands with the Duchess of Sussex at Westminster Abbey

I realize that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex live rent-free (heh) in the minds of every British tabloid editor, but I have to think that this current narrative is coming from inside the palace. The current narrative is that Tatler’s Catherine the Great cover story debacle was *somehow* orchestrated by Meghan, who is currently unbothered and LIVING IN A MANSION in LA. Is this current narrative just a fever-dream by British tabloids looking to milk the Meghan thing yet again or is this an argument being pushed by Kensington Palace? I tend to believe it’s both. I think the Duchess of Cambridge bungled the Tatler response so badly that the only place for her communications people to go is “it must be Meghan!” Projection, thy name is Keen. So here we are with another story, this time from The Sun, about how it’s Meghan’s fault:

Just days after taking the editor’s chair at society magazine Tatler, Richard Dennen said: “I’m obsessed with Meghan.” And referring to one of his predecessors, he added: “Tina Brown had Princess Diana, I have Meghan Markle.”

This obsession could explain the unprecedentedly fiery row between the glossy publication and Kensington Palace that has erupted in the past few days after a no-holds-barred article on Meghan’s sister-in-law Kate. And it is a row that some friends of Meghan seem to be enjoying rather too much from over the Atlantic.

The dispute kicked off last week with a feature headlined “Catherine the Great”, which made a series of derogatory claims about the Duchess of Cambridge, 38. As the royal couple take legal action against Tatler for alleged “inaccuracies and false misrepresentations”, senior courtiers directly pointed the finger at Meghan, 38, for influencing the piece.

The tone of the article would have come as a major shock to Kate as the magazine — loved as much by the hunting and shooting set as Made In Chelsea stars — has previously championed her as a society icon. And we can reveal that editor Richard is an old friend of hers from St Andrews University — and even went on holiday with her twice.

Tonight, a source told The Sun: “Kate remains hurt and upset by the article. It was very unpleasant. But she also feels betrayed, as Richard had been a friend from the St Andrews set. Kate never saw this coming. There are a lot of unanswered questions, particularly who said these things to Tatler because her real friends would never talk that way about her.”

William, 37, did not get away unscathed, with a deeply personal and patronising jibe that he sees mother-in-law Carole as “the mummy he always wanted”. The description of fitness fanatic Kate being “perilously thin” is believed to have shocked the whole family.

Tatler responded saying the legal complaint “has no merit”. The brazen reply stunned palace sources and sparked fears Meghan — whose friends have previously been caught going to the Press — had a hand in the article.

Chicago-born Dennen, known as Tricky Dickie, was a close pal of Kate’s from her days at university.

[From The Sun]

Am I hallucinating or is the Sun floating the Meghan conspiracy even though they don’t really believe it? It feels that way, right? Kate literally knows Richard Dennen. They went to college together. They vacationed together, which is an important bonding ritual for Kate considering all she did was “take vacations” for 15 years. But sure, the Tatler thing happened because Meghan called her friend who called her sister-in-law who called a guy she worked with 20 years ago. For sure, great theory. Instead of arguing “Kate was betrayed by a college friend whom she trusted to embiggen her,” Kate is convinced that Dastardly Meghan Had A Hand In It and everyone is playing along in a half-assed way. Anyway, it’s very funny. Kate is the Ultimate Mean Girl, she gleefully threw Meghan under the bus for two years and Meghan was just supposed to sit there and take it. Now that there’s a whiff of bad press for Kate she’s thrown a huge tantrum for more than a week.

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  1. I pet goat 2 says:

    F*ck her

    • Anon says:

      Kate is becoming a Trump-level paranoid bitch. She needs help.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      @ I pet goat 2

      Well, not literally. Who wants to compete with an actual Penis With Teeth. 😰

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Bella Dupont I’m so, so very proud to have coined that description of William… *chokes up*

      • Ali says:

        I pray the Cambridges stay as happy as they are now forever.

        As in stay unhappy and chained to the British media for life.

      • bamaborn says:

        Oh, please people. This is bordering on the “ewww” level!

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Andrew’s Nemesis

        It is an absolutely *genius* + *accurate* name, you are right to be proud! 😬👍

        @ Bamaborn

        Hang in there, sweetie…..I know you can do it…….😁

    • Beth says:

      I was about to like your comment then realised there’s no like button😂. Thing is kp was quick to deny the Tatler piece, why are they not denying this bullcrap?. Kate and her her family, William and the royal family are beyond evil. How did sweet meghan get herself into this evil institution who prey on innocent lives eg Diana , Meghan. ,

    • Jodi says:


    • ProfPlum says:

      THIS. You begged for this job for ten fucking years. Waited on a guy who played you over and over again. And you got what you wanted. So please STFD and STFU.

    • Shazze says:

      Haha, I pet goat 2 – that was my exact response, thank you!

    • Olenna says:


    • Tessa says:

      She will get more bad Karma being a mean girl.

    • Kate says:

      I used to really like Kate, but wow has she completely destroyed my opinion of her over the last few years.

      • Maevo says:

        Same! I used to have fun following her and seeing what she was wearing and now I am just totally turned off by her. The biggest turning point for me was when she didn’t wear black to the BAFTAS to support #metoo. Really?? A person who has made their whole image around sending messages with their clothes couldn’t signal that sexual abuse is wrong? That’s “too political”?! What an insubstantial coward. That’s literally the least she could have done. Ugh apparently it still riles me up!! And then everything with Meghan after that just confirmed the worst.

  2. runcmc says:

    Right now, Kate? Really? Read the f-ing room.

  3. Valiantly Varnished says:

    It’s cute that Kate thinks Meghan cares enough to spend her time leaking stories to Tatler. She moved a whole a$$ country away from you hun. You’re not even an afterthought let alone a forethought.

    • Jegede says:

      It’s a coping mechanism.

      The Middletons can’t believe the aristos/horsey set, they’ve spent their lives cultivating friendships with and desperately living to emulate, hold them in such contempt.

      Blaming the quotes on Meghan, is the only way Kate can look at herself in the morning.

      • LaraK says:

        I think she just can’t believe that the black American upstart just doesn’t care about her or her toffy “friends”. She definitely bought her own hype, and believes that Meghan must be as obsessed with her as she is with Meghan.

        That’s the main problem with the RF – they live in a bubble within a bubble. They literally have zero awareness, and zero desire to get any.

    • Ladybug says:

      Just think about it. She moved a whole a$$ country to get away from them and they still think that she’s like them an only cares about tarnishing their reputations. Like do they think she has nothing else to worry about besides Kevin and Karen Cambridge? Read a room!

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Meghan is living rent free in ‘Middleton Manor’ (which I call Kate’s head), plus I really think Kate bought her own hype and that she and her family had finally been accepted by the aristo’s. Tatler basically blew that out of the water – plus she and Dennen are clearly no longer friends, if they were he would never have published it. Maybe one of the ‘friends’ the author spoke to was Dennen himself. He will surely have some tea.

      I really struggle to understand how stupid she must be to continue to push this ‘blame Meghan’ narrative when the US is literally burning over racism and there has been ongoing protests here in the UK as well. READ THE ROOM!!!!!

      • L84Tea says:

        I’m cackling over the image of ‘Middleton Manor’ being Kate’s head. I imagine she sees herself the envy of every Turnip Toff with the Van Cutsems and the Meades all clamouring for an invite to dine at Anmer Hall and good old Rose carrying her tennis bag for her.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @L84Tea – You left out the van Straubenzee, the Astors, the Wentworth-Stanleys, the Naylor-Leylands and the Pellys.

        Karen Kensington has “miffed” quite a few Toffs from all the British “sets” not just Turnip Land.

      • L84Tea says:

        @BayTampaBay, I left out the Carters and Davina Duckworth-Chad out too! What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on their wall. I can just imagine the giggles they’ve had about her (and hopefully William) the last week.

      • Feeshalori says:


      • A says:

        @Digital Unicorn, that’s the thing. I don’t think Dennen was ever a friend of Kate’s. Kate was trying to glom onto his Sloane/toff crew in St. Andrews, and everyone knew what she was up to. It’s the reason why people don’t like her in that crowd, it’s because she was nakedly desperate to be a part of their crowd and they picked up on that and found that pretty embarrassing. It’s doubtful if she would have gotten very far with them if she hadn’t become Williams’ girlfriend tbh.

        But the fact that they went on vacation and were college friends doesn’t mean anything. If anything, it just means that Richard Dennen knew Kate from the very beginning, and is better equipped than anyone else at the Tatler to rehash all of the old gossip, likely because he was part of the crew who instigated all of that gossip and spread it around in the first place. I’m fairly certain that the whole “doors to manual” jab came from them.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The doors to manual jab came from the Middletons, via their PR hack at the Fail on Sunday. It was part of the ‘get William back’ ‘evil aristocrats don’t like poor Kate’ PR campaign the Middletons ran.

      • Dear Digital Unicorn…….I cannot get the image of “Kate’s head as Middleton Manor out of my head! Thanks for the laugh.

    • swirlmamad says:

      Exactly this!

  4. Belli says:

    Lmao Meghan’s too busy caring about important things.

  5. Emily says:

    Kate should change her name to Karen.

  6. Harla says:

    After being brought to tears by Meghan’s powerful speech, I just can’t with these people today.

  7. Lmao24 says:

    This white womans obsession with a black woman is extremely disturbing. Her continued harassment of a black woman who moved COUNTRIES to get away from her teams racist smear campaign is bordering on stalking and outright abusive.

    • Jess says:

      I honestly think the the only way these racists will is when she’s dead and that shit is terrifying. She moved to a whole nother country, and they still talk mad shit about her.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Exactly. Meghan lives rent free in Kate’s head the way Obama lives rent free in Trump’s.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        @Valiantly Varnished She’s utterly obsessed with Meghan. Perhaps the most pertinent part of the article was that which stated Kate ‘flinched’ when Meghan spoke at the Heads Together meeting. She’s been outclassed and she simply can’t stand it. Because, let’s be realistic here – not bitchy, but realistic: what does she have going for her? She lives in a fishbowl. Her husband lost his looks and has trouble keeping his trousers up. She’s not at all liked by the in-group of aristos. She hates work, and it shows. She has few friends and is controlled by her mother. Then Meghan came along. A self-made woman who overcame a bad family situation, a social advocate since the age of 11, someone who had grafted for years before she got her Suits break and never gave up. Someone with intense charisma, dignity and charm who can captivate an audience, command the world’s press with a smile and whose husband adores her. Who pushed through immensely successful projects within months; who has never sacrificed her integrity.
        And Kate broods on as the shadows grow long and the palace hallways echo with resounding silence…

      • Elizabeth says:

        Andrew’s Nemesis, you’ve absolutely nailed it.

      • Snazzy says:

        this comparison is chilling and also so very true

      • Beth says:

        Brilliant analysis @Andrews nemesis. Exactly what has Doolittle got going for her? She gets no mention by the world press , not even William no matter how hard they try and I think that’s part of their seething, rage and jealousy Towards Meghan and their incessant determination to destroy her. Look on every news channel today, she’s tending on twitter, every newspaper, on Instagram, and Meghan is left front and centre. Power to you meghan. Not even presidents command such attention and worldwide audience

      • Feeshalori says:

        I’m here to say that Doria must be so proud of her daughter. And kudos to her for raising and instilling such values and integrity in Meghan. What a strong woman Doria is as well, you can see where Meghan gets her strength from. Meghan just leaves everyone else in the dust.

      • Carrie says:

        Oh my God Valiantly Vanished you have Totally hit the nail on the head. I have never thought about it that way, but you are spot on.

      • “Meghan lives rent free in Kate’s head the way Obama lives rent free in Trump’s.”
        👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I love that line, Valiantly Vanished. Also, I think Andrew’s Nemesis’ synopsis on Kate’s issue with Meghan is spot on. Meghan is a highly educated, articulate professional who has spoken out for the causes she believes in since she was 11. As far as I can tell, Kate has never supported anything she wasn’t assigned by The Firm and hasn’t ever really worked a real job, a day in her life. Jealousy is a hard bitch.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Karen Kensington is publically blaming Meghan because she cannot blame the true originator of the quotes: The Turnip Toffs. Karen knows exactly where this story came from and blaming Maghan is just damaged control with the unwashed masses that read The Sun and The Mirror leaving behind BTL comments in their wake.

      Also, IMHO The Daily Fail is beginning to slightly turn on Karen as this morning I read many negative BTL comments against her that appear to be bots and/or paid posters. Usually the bots and/or paid posters only write negative comments about the Sussexes.

      • Geraldine Granger says:

        Do you think she is lying to herself that it can’t be the toffs and has to be Meghan? I tend to believe she really thinks it is Meghan. She can’t face the truth about herself, her situation, her husband, etc. It’s sad. She’s gotten it so wrong.

      • Christina says:

        Yeah, Kate is doing damage control. Meghan is on another continent. Kate needs the Turnip Toffs. And she needs the Toffs more than they need her.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Geraldine Granger and Christina – Kate WANTS the Turnip Toffs to believe that she believes Meghan is behind the article.

        IMO, Kate knows Meghan id NOT behind the article. The Tatler article is not Meghan’s style. The Tatler article is the type of maneuver Karen & Kevin would try to pull on the Sussexes.

  8. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    I love the look of utter madness Kate has on this pic- Kaiser really knows how to pick them! Karen looks unhinged!

    • Vava says:

      Kaiser always does a great job selecting photos. LOL. Kate looks like a real witch in a black lace dress.

  9. Seraphina says:

    Ohhh poor Catherine the Great. She is letting a story in a magazine cause her such hardship. Maybe she isn’t as great as she thinks.

    And yeah, the world has bigger issues right now. Put on your big girl panties, that we’ve all seen, and suck it up! Do some good. Show us it’s not true. Put your vast amounts of money where your mouth is.

  10. Jess says:

    Im glad that the protests are protecting meghan indirectly. Literally every racist shit the BM did to Meghan gets exposed every time they write articles about condemning racism. Hell, every time Karen and Kevin blames Meghan, receipts are pulled from how they bullied Meghan out of the country. Kate’s been called Karen for a whole week like she deserves.

  11. Laalaa says:

    Didn’t Celebitchy or Kaiser say something a few weeks back about having a feeling of something big coming up with the royals? Your radar was right!

  12. Molly says:

    They’re talking about Rose! Redirect to Meghan! Everybody knows. Stop throwing more gas on this fire and move on.

    Chicago-born Dennen! Dan Wooten went to university with Jason Knauf. Is this a case of projection on their part?

  13. goofpuff says:

    More micro aggressions, wait not micro, pretty obvious racist crap from them that had H&M leaving in the first place.

  14. taylor says:

    the story would have been dead if she wasn’t such an obsessive weirdo. has she been seen since the article was published? or is she so “unflappable” that she can’t even make a zoom appearance. i imagine her existence is the farthest thing from meghan’s mind rn.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Taylor Right, and what has the article said that a) hasn’t been said many times before and b) isn’t true? She is a social climber. She doesn’t work. She has tantrums and white-girl tears over hemlines, FFS. She’s painfully thin. Her penis-with-teeth husband is dull and (somehow) a philanderer. Her mother is insufferable. If I were she (thank God I’m not) I’d be piling into social work and my patronages like nobody’s business in an effort to redeem myself. Not blaming a woman of colour I drove out of the country and snivelling to Dan Wooten.

      • Sister Carrie says:

        Lol at (somehow) philanderer. I mean, I get that power is a turn-on for some, but if the Toffs really look down on the Lamebridges, why are any of them hopping into bed with him?

      • Chrissy says:

        Because as lame as he is, he’s still the future king. Bragging rights?

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I think Rose wanted a dalliance & distraction, William was viewed as “safe” and her husband with a full lush head of hair, plenty of money and still distinguished looking at the age of 60 would not view a “Penis with Teeth” as any type of threat whatsoever to his marriage, his young family with Rose or the reputation of the Cholmondeley family’s good name.

      • A says:

        @Sister Carrie, William is rumoured to have stepped out on Kate a bunch of times already. I think the main issue with Kate and Rose is not the adultery, it’s the fact that this was someone Kate counted as a friend, and it was a dalliance about which at least Rose was notably indiscreet. Everyone knew about it in their set. I think Kate doesn’t care what William gets up to, as long as nothing gets made public and nothing is talked about openly. This didn’t fit either bill, hence Kate trying to freeze out Rose Hanbury and the whole thing coming out in the papers.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I don’t think Kate and Rose were ever friends. Kate doesn’t have female friends, other than William’s female friends she used to get close to William.

        Rose was her competition for Queen Bee among the Toffs. Rose is the top of the set in Norfolk, the spot Kate and Carole coveted for Kate. But the locals have no need to kiss up to the Midds and have shown they’ll be loyal to Rose and her husband.

    • Beth says:

      Meghan isn’t the only one they snobbed.Emma Weymouth was another, Emma is a mixed race black lady who married the son of an aristo and boy did they give her grief. Her father in law declined to attend the wedding all because the son was marrying a black girl, Emmas Dad happens to also be a Nigerian oil billionaire. She used to annoy them more by posting her dads culture on her Instagram. You know how the aristos hate that. Battle of the titans. I used to hope she and Meghan will be friends so they can share their experiences. Daily heil and the Sun gave Emma absolute hell for years despite her posh background. Hers wasn’t egregious like Meghan’s but I guess it’s because she’s not in Meghan’s position. I mean in London, most of us millennials could care less about royals and their aristocratic nonsense. Has it not been for Meghan most of them would’ve faded into obscurity by now with hardly any mention. However not all, I live in an affluent area in London/Kent, my place is close to the house MJ was gonna stay in during her 09 tour in London, Foxbury Manor, I’m not one of them but my goodness my neighbours are such a delight , affluent but decent not snobbish, I meet them usually when I take a stroll, and most are lovely. It’s just their egotistical driving of their Lamborghini’ and Ferrari’s thats driving me bonkers 🤦‍♀️

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Beth – It is my understanding that the “London Set” really likes Emma as she has been one of them for years. It is only the over-60 fossils of the “Country Set” that really do not care for her yet all the polo-playing & hunting racists fossil continue to accept the hospitality of she and her husband, aka the Marchioness and Marquess of Bath, at Longleat, their humongous Somerset estate.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, the set does like Emma. But there are many Meghan haters out there who are brand new fake Emma fans, like they are brand new fake Kate fans. They insist they aren’t racist because ‘they love Emma’ while hating Meghan.

      • Beth says:

        Correct! She’s a Londoner and being the daughter of a rich man,that accorded her the luxury of private education where she luckily mingled with the children of the upper echelons of London society, however that did not spare her from the newspaper attacks when she married/entered aristo land. The incessant newspaper ridicules, articles with references to race and aristocracy was abysmal. Her in laws objecting was another which as usual there was a circus abt . I doubt he ever accepted Emma until He died recently from covid 19. But yes Emma has a myriad of high society friends and socialites eg kitty Spencer , Diana’s niece, she’s one of her besties. There’s another black lady married to one of London’s billionaires, she’s Irene Major( check her on Instagram). She’s just had her 8th child, yes 8 at the same hospital Archie was born, Portland hospital. my friend told me they chewed and spat her out when she tried to join the Aristos. She thought her hubby’s money could afford her that company. London can be weird but we are one vibrant city

      • Beth says:

        @ notsugarhere, Thats our hypocrisy at its finest. We Brits can sit here and laugh with you but step out of our company and the joke is on you. We are trained at Two-facing lol. We can give you the most sweetest compliments but it’s all fake. With Emma, these two faced women have become her fans but fake fans, this is so she doesn’t lend her support to Meghan because both are mixed. It’s a tactic. They use that to lure you to their camp of hate, “ their notion is how can you support her when we love you” these karens can be dangerous. Meghan is an adversary. Their approbation of Emma is just to justify they’re not racist. it’s just for proof, not real. Theyve even added Gugu Mbatha Raw to the list of black/mixed race girls they love and wished Harry should’ve married, instead lol

      • notasugarhere says:

        Those convenient new Emma fans aren’t from the UK, they’re the same US-based haters frothing at the mouth on tumblr. They pretend to like Emma as protection against being called racist about hating Meghan.

        Emma’s FIL is just plain crazy, was before Emma even showed up.

  15. Becks1 says:

    I’m starting to think that all these articles about it are just the press poking fun at the Cambridges – because every time there is a story about how hurt Kate was or how mean the article was, the article also includes the insults, or people will go to Tatler to read the article for themselves to see what the big deal is about.

    These papers – Sun, Mail etc – they know that they could just stop talking about this and the press around it would die out and people would lose interest. They’re not doing that. It’s like they want to keep it going at the Cambridge’s expense.

    I think someone is trying really hard to make the idea of “Meghan is behind this” happen – but I think even the Sun is sort of laughing at that idea. If not, they wouldn’t haven’t spent a paragraph talking about how Kate and Dennen go way back and have known each other for years.

    • Britt says:

      Everyone knows Meghan had nothing to do with that article. This is clickbait nonsense because that’s the only way to attach Meghan because she’s the money maker. I do feel like the Media are keeping the story going because it’s the only way they can keep repeating what was in that article without having to walk on eggshells around the Cambridge’s. They also know Kate is not innocent in any of this mess and do seem to be making fun of her. Like I said, these stories and actions from the media and RF scream, “We want Meghan back because we are both losing in terms of money and interest” .

      • Tessa says:

        THe Kate “bots” are all over blaming Meghan and making vile comments. No wonder Harry and Meghan walked away.

    • Noodle says:

      There’s an article in the DM right now talking about how Kate is so betrayed by her old friend. How they vacationed together twice, he was at her wedding and both receptions, etc.

    • ABritGuest says:

      I agree I don’t think this isn’t from KP. This is the press and their way to drag Kate, Carole& Pippa& William a little but also get their evil Meghan clicks

    • notasugarhere says:

      The responses from the Sun are Sussex baiting. Now that Harry and Meghan have stated they will not respond to tabloid nonsense with statements? Some tabloids are going at them even harder, trying to bait a statement out of them.

  16. Dana says:

    For people who want this story forgotten, they are sure doing a lot to keep it going.

    • Spikey says:

      I came here to write the same thing, Dana.

      It just speaks to the incompetence in their camp. The world is burning, people are dying. This sounds cynical (lifelong cynic, sorry) but when you cannot shut your gob and let a story die in times like these – you’re an idiot. And you’re surrounded by idiots.

      I do get that for people like the Cambridges there is no other topic right now than their tarnished reputation, but they pay a lot of staff. How is no one keeping them from shooting themselves in the foot?? Time to quit with the yesmen and get some competent employees.

      (As an aside, I’ve been watching Space Force and there’s one scene where General Naird trys to prevent Groupthink by enlisting the support of the janitor. Don’t the Cambridges have janitors in KP? Anyone capable of making a counter argument??)

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I suspect that they don’t like to be told no or that they’ve made a misstep – none of the royals like to be told no or corrected. One of the few who could was the Queen’s former Private Secretary.

        These are rich and extremely privileged people who live in a bubble insulated from the real world. They are used to getting their way, and William in particular is used to there being no consequences whenever he behaved badly. Factor in the fact that most of these people (the royals) are also very stupid. I doubt anyone of the KP staff actually counsels their bosses and if they do, their advice probably fall on deaf ears. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink – and William is arrogant, stubborn and stupid.

  17. Izzy says:

    I don’t know if anyone from the Royal Rotten… *checks notes… * excuse me, Royal Rota or the Palace is reading these comments, but if you are: There is no good time to blame the black person for the white woman’s failures, but man, did you ever pick the worst week possible. Read the room. And then leave the room.

  18. Lizzie says:

    Kate will never stop being jealous and furious.

  19. Mia4s says:

    Bitch please. Don’t you have some work you need to be avoiding?

  20. Smices says:

    She’ll do anything to avoid acknowledging that the aristo set she so craves acceptance from views her as a joke. It’s sad really.

    • Toot says:

      Oh well. Not a lick of sympathy to her from me.

    • Noki says:

      And why is she so obsessed with their acceptance at THIS point anyways? William chose her right? She ‘WON’ ,i would pay them dust. Aren’t most of those aristos not even that rich inbred loafers anyways?

      • Wowgust says:

        I guess because her life is so empty. She was waiting for the ring for 10 years. It’s a long way, because their relationship hadn’t developed. She was waiting not because of some external circumstance (i.e. she is working, he is working – they have no time for it etc). she was waiting because she had never been precious, needed. She had only one goal – marry him. 10 years with no any personal development. And I am sure she thought when she marry him life would be an endless party, life would get a MEANING. But if you never had it before marriage no marriage would help you. So she wants to achieve new goals which she believes will make her life more sensible, meaningful.

  21. Toot says:

    Move on Cambridges.

    One slightly petty article in recent years and they lose their shit, but wanted Meghan and Harry to still work with sections of the British press that were tearing them apart for years.

    These two are completely self centered hypocritical assholes

  22. Lily says:

    Kate the Fake is so obsessed with Meghan.

    Waity lazy Katy has no one but herself to blame for all this. Even her own “friends” don’t like nor accept her.

  23. S808 says:

    Meghan haunts her and I love it. Choke on the inferiority! The press absolutely does not believe Meghan was behind the story but they’ll humor Kate cause it gives them something to write about in terms of Meghan. Anything written about Meghan will always be worth more than anything written about Kate. So they’ll take this very weak angle and run with it till it’s time to feed on something else.

  24. Mignionette says:

    She has gotten too used to Meghan being the black-sheep boogey woman literally. Now we know why she was so pissed at Meg’s decision to step down.

  25. Lizzie says:

    Off topic but how is this woman so photogenic? She is stunning in this video.
    I have never seen a less than beautiful pic of Meghan. Most women photographed as much has her have a few not so flattering pics, but not Meghan.

    But back on topic, Meghan hit it out of the ballpark. Leading with love, that defines Meghan and all she does.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Lizzie Because she’s beautiful inside and out. She shines with goodness and radiates compassion. That kind of true beauty will last her entire lifetime.

  26. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Just grow up, Kate. Just grow the fuck up. You’re an average, not particularly intelligent or charismatic woman who pursued the ultimate meal ticket for a decade and got it. You’re in a very cushy position, all expenses paid, and all that’s required of you is that you put on a Duchy-subsidised frock and wave at people on occasion. The world does not revolve around you. The world is in the throes of a pandemic and is mourning the institutionalised violence that murdered George Floyd. You are unimportant. Deal with it. To repeat: Grow. Up.

  27. MsIam says:

    Who wouldn’t enjoy Karen Kensington looking like a spoiled entitled douche? If the tiara fits…… Also don’t forget Big Willy looking foolish in this narrative too. The curtain has been pulled back.

  28. Veronica S. says:

    Floating around a conspiracy that your mixed race relative by marriage is the reason for your woes is tone deaf in a way that really deserves to be in a hall of fame for worst timing ever. The definition of gauche.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @it should signal the death knell of the monarchy, really. An institution that has been built on black blood and black enslavement since the 1600s has no place in our modern world. It epitomises ‘out of touch’. Someone like Kate draws greater attention to its archaic, anachronistic qualities because she is such a fearful middle-middle class snob, the kind who thinks that the working class is below her and that living in social housing (a massive achievement for any nation, to ensure that everyone has a home) is humiliating. Just tear the whole institution down, throw open the palaces and art collections open to the people to view, let us partake fully in a society of equals. All of them – the monarchy, the aristocracy, the idea that being shoved out of a particular birth canal somehow gives you an unearned step up – are loathesome. I’m so tired of living in such a society. The shameful treatment of our darling Meghan was really the last straw.

  29. lemonylips says:

    wow! seriously? this is their response to what is happening right now and to what they have done to Meghan so far? these two are so despicable. such sad, miserable people. imagine having all this priviledge, platforms, money, and being so vapid at this time in history when you are the same people who should be making the changes. it’s not so hard; if you have nothing better than throwing a biracial woman under the bus, again, then stfu.

  30. Noki says:

    If Meghan was really that petty and even vengeful I am sure she was privvy to more scandalous secrets she would have leaked out by now. Her own family did unimaginable things to her and she only ever defended herself with class. The say the guilty are always afraid.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      Meghan is far too dignified to resort to Penis-with-Teeth and Wiglet’s press manipulations. Her silence is deafening. Let the gruesome twosome twist themselves into knots over this. They’ve got nothing better to do. Quite literally.

  31. Britt says:

    I’m sure. I’m so over that family and their Embiggening nonsense stories. They are trying to make this story happen and it’s not 😂 I do think Richard Dennen is angry like many editors that Kate messed up their bag by helping bully Meghan to the point of leaving. Now they’re stuck with each other and the media and RF are desperately trying to hang on to the Sussexes a money, shielding from bad press etc and Meghan and Harry are in California with their son, living in peace. That public statement about cutting off the tabloids and moving the US was so so smart.

  32. YT says:

    Maybe Kate has to continue to smear Meghan before the truth comes out about the Cambridge’s financial dealings with their charities. She might be preparing to blame Meghan for everything.

  33. Harper says:

    So Dennen’s been down-graded to being Chicago-born? He’s an American citizen now, and not one of them?

    Dennen’s Instagram had a post about Kate lunching with his mom — did she know this woman gave birth in a Chicago hospital? Would she have ever let Dennen vacay with her if she knew? She most certainly would not have wanted a Tatler cover story if this fact had been revealed.

    This is shocking news. Poor, poor Kate.

    • Anon says:

      One way I think the Cambridges will try to retaliate is to get Dennen fired from his job…

      • Mignionette says:

        If Kate does that then she will have declared war on the Turnip Toffs. It’s social suicide, and I await with my bucket of popcorn.

      • February Pisces says:

        I was thinking that, and it will show just how dictatorial they are with their public image. They can’t handle one piece that was slightly satirical and salty, so they go and get the editor fired. It would open up the question of how many other editors and journalists have been threatened by them, if they don’t adhere to their embiggening.

      • A says:

        She doesn’t have the clout or the ability to do that. She can try, but it’ll only make her look like a bigger fool than she already does. And it wouldn’t be her trying to do it either, it’d probably be her mummy attempting to pull the strings.

    • Becks1 says:

      See, I thought that was trying to link Dennen to Meghan, lol. Dennen was born in Chicago! Meghan went to school there!


  34. emmlo says:

    It cracks me up that the Cambridges are still doing performative outrage over the very mild shade in the Tatler article. Like really, they called her thin? And said Will loves his MIL? HOW VERY DARE. The press have been critical of her work ethic for ages, idk why this particular time has wounded her so. Perhaps she could consider getting the fuck over herself.

  35. Sofia says:

    Pardon my french:

    Oh fuck off Catherine. You tried to do your own version of “5 Friends People Mag” and it blew up in your face. Stop pouring gasoline onto a fire and move on.

    Seems like everyday my opinion of her lowers. I went from “She seems like a wonderful woman who will be a great Duchess” at her wedding to “Okay she doesn’t work but she’s harmless enough” when the Sussexes got married to “She’s not harmless. She’s a massive bitch who cannot self reflect along with her husband.” Her and William deserve each other.

    • EMF999 says:

      Could not agree more

    • paddingtonjr says:

      @Sofia +10000, very well put. Honestly, if this was being covered BEFORE she was complicit in attacking her SIL, if this had come out BEFORE so many more important issues were being covered, I would have laughed, rolled my eyes and said, “Katie being Kate.” But she has shown herself to be such a petty, mean, self-absorbed B*** who can’t read a room and can’t let this go even when it makes her look even worse.

  36. BUBS says:

    And while they put out this rubbish, Meghan releases an eloquent, heartfelt video to her high school’s graduating class; touching on George Floyd’s murder and racism. She sure knows how to read the room; unlike so many who currently dwell in palaces in Britain! Crowns and tiaras doth not a good person make, I guess!!!

    • Ali says:

      Meghan is busy dealing with real life important issues.

      Poor Kate should stick to bingo.

  37. EMF999 says:

    First photo: dang – that is a lot of buttons!

    • Lady D says:

      LOL I had to count them, I couldn’t resist. There’s 18 visible, not sure about cuff buttons, but could probably win money in a bet.

    • bamaborn says:

      It looks like something from a horror movie. “The Invasion of the Buttons.” Lol!

  38. MellyMel says:

    How self-centered and delusional do you have to be to believe that with everything going on, Meghan is worried about YOU. Girl have several seats!

  39. Beach Dreams says:

    Continuing to show herself for the pure trash she is. Karen Middleton can’t read the room.

  40. Marivic says:

    The Tatlergate would have dissipated if it only talked about Kate’s laziness, Carol’s meddling, Pippa’s social climbing ambitions, and everything else in that article. However, what got Kate’s goat is Rose. That she cannot forgive and forget Tatler for. That’s ONLY the reason why she’s suing the magazine.

    • MissM says:

      I think its more so because Tatler is the aristocratic bible and Kate can’t stand that the people shes desperate to fit in with will be reading about how Kate is a massive social climber.

  41. Florence says:

    Yes dear, Meghan made you be a boring social climber with no backbone, work ethic, fashion sense, conversational skills, awareness, etc. etc..

  42. Ruby_Woo says:

    They do realise that the more they talk about this article, the more they are just spreading the shade!

    And calling Richard Dennen “Tricky Dicky” – I am loving all these bullies turning on each other.

    “The tone of the article would have come as a major shock to Kate…” Well buckle up sweetie – plenty more shocks to come!

    • Britt says:

      I think that’s the purpose because Kate and William have almost made it impossible to criticize them or talk about the affair. Hell, the media shot themselves in the foot because they only propped up the Cambridge’s to antagonize the Sussexes. It’s a cat and mouse game that Harry and Meghan rightfully got out of and it’s like both the family and media are trying to hang on for dear life because both are sinking by loss of profit and interest.

  43. LOL says:

    Okay, I laughed out loud when they included the tidbit that Richard Dennen was born in Chicago. It seems like they’re trying to make a connection between Dennen being born in Chicago (which I can’t find record of) in 1982 and Meghan attending college in Chicago (Evanston) in 1999. They are truly grasping at straws to make Meghan responsible for Kate’s whole mess.

    • A says:

      I mean, I don’t understand why they’re coming for where Richard Dennen is born. Unless they want another rehash of the fact that Carole was born and raised in a council flat again?

    • Coco says:

      According to my googling, Richard Dennen’s father was employed at the same church in Kennington from 1978-1999. Only thing about Chicago I found is that his uncle, Barry Dennen, who played Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar (original stage and film), was born in Chicago in 1938.
      You know what this means, don’t you?
      Meghan has mastered manipulating both time AND space.

  44. Asiyah says:

    Holy moly do I hate this woman!

  45. Lucylee says:

    Managing Editor of Tatler is Louisa Parker Bowles. Is she Camilla’s DIL?

    • Becks1 says:

      No – I just googled lol – she’s married to her nephew.

    • Sofia says:

      No. Louisa is married to Camilla’s nephew, not her son

    • MsIam says:

      Better to blame it on Meghan’s friend’s sister-in-law who hasn’t worked there in 20 years than on a current employee. That’s so much more sensible, right? /s I still feel there is a Charles connection to the Tatler story or maybe a Camilla one. I think somebody got tired of Future Queen and King stories.

  46. Cosmo says:

    So the royals and Rm are going to once again blame the woc in this current environment? When are people going to start calling these racists out for their actions.

  47. PhD gossip says:

    Clearly KP never heard of the Streisand Effect; Willie tantrum turned the story into weeklong headlines. #Sheesh

  48. Liz version 700 says:

    Wait why isn’t anyone listening to me. Me me me me. Meghan was mean to me me me. Why are those people protesting is it because Meghan took Harry from Me me me?

  49. February Pisces says:

    In a week where everyone is taking about black lives matter and we’re in the middle of a pandemic, future future Kween Karen of Keenbridge is still talking about herself. I wonder if she ever thinks about the world around her? Does she even have any opinions, other that she’s great and Meghan sucks?

    Seriously she has no interest in the world or the country she supposedly serves.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “Kween Karen of Keenbridge”,

      I love it!

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Your last sentence is pretty spot on with regards to Kate, CEO of Keen Inc. – she has never had any interest in the job or anything outside of her little bubble. She probably isn’t really paying attention or interested in the pandemic or even the protests going on around the world.

      For good or bad we are on the brink of a new world order and all Karen can think of is that the toffs don’t like her.

      • February Pisces says:

        She’s so tone deaf. The world is literally in chaos, and she’s worried about one article. I wonder if she ever watched the news, or if she’s ever had a conversation with anyone about any issues that are happening in the world?

      • Lowrider says:

        Jason Knauf once stated Kate reads scientific papers.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Her cousin the professor revealed Kate has no interest in the world around her. She was trying to say something nice about Kate, about the family being proud of her for trying even though she struggles to find interest in anything outside her narrow sphere. It came out wrong, revealing too much truth about cardboard Kate.

      • Nic919 says:

        Someone should have told Jason they normally call those science journals and not “papers”.
        Pretty sure Kate hasn’t been to a library with journals since university. (They are accessible online now but I bet she doesn’t know that either. )

      • Virginia says:

        @ February Pisces “Kween Karen of Keenbridge” @Digital Unicorn “CEO of Keen Inc.” you guys are amazing!!! I can’t stop laughing 😂

  50. HK9 says:

    Kate better get busy figuring out which one of her white “friends” betrayed her and leave Megan alone. If she’s going to be Queen Consort and she can’t deal with the Toffs she’s in for a bumpy ride.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      I have a feeling the list of traitors is a long one. It must pain her so much that her “friends” tolerate her at best. To be regarded as nothing more than paint drying on the wall…how sad. Her miserable life (and we didn’t *really* need Tatler to confirm it, anyone can see it every time she steps out in public) is likely even worse with this revelation.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Kate is reaping what she has sowed – am sure she has close friends who are loyal to her but lets face it she (and her family) used people to climb their mountain and when they got there tossed them aside.

        The stories of Kate ‘freezing’ or dropping friends in favour of chasing William goes way back to her Uni days. I remember one story she was a bridesmaid for a close friend and had been involved in helping the friend plan the wedding etc.. and on the weekend of the wedding bailed at the last moment to go on vacation with William. Kate has the friends she deserves, not the friends she needs.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate has Carole, has Pippa when they aren’t in sisterly jealous competition. The only other women around Kate are the ones already connected to William, whom she used in her social climbing. They will side with William over her.

    • Becks1 says:

      So if you read the article and pay attention to this, they are VERY careful in how they attribute quotes. The quotes about being overworked etc are from “a close friend” or “a Cambridge friend.” The other comments are either not quotes – just Pasternak saying things like “Kate has worked hard to overcome the stigma of her mother being a flight attendant” (not that exact line but you get my point) or they are from either “courtiers” or “palace insiders” OR its clear they are from the turnip toffs. There’s a member of the “young royal set,” there’s a “country grandee”, the “visitor” to Anmer Hall who criticizes the décor, the craftsman who insulted Carole lol.

      It’s very carefully written and its very deliberate, my guess is Kate read it and knew immediately who was talking to Pasternak.

  51. Sid says:

    Let’s see if KP rushes to disavow this, especially in light of the current climate.

    Interesting that the crappy Sun made a point of mentioning multiple times that Richard is friends with Kate going all the way back to university. Cementing in people’s minds that these two are long-time buddies.

  52. JaneDoesWerk says:

    I love how Kate’s big concern is “who told them about my obvious faults and struggles?!?”

    Girl, the problem isn’t WHO told them, rather the fact that these traits are so obvious I’m not sure anyone had to? It’s telling that she continues to blame Meghan for her own behavior and insecurities.

    • A says:

      More like, “Why would anyone actually be honest about my various patently obvious shortcomings when it’s the Tatler and it was clearly intended to be a puff piece!? Did none of them get the memo?”

      Narrator: There was no memo.

      Kate needs to take a leaf out of Charles or even the Queen’s book and figure out the art of how to tightly manage whoever she recommends as sources for such pieces. Make sure everyone is on board and carefully orchestrates the stuff they’re supposed to say. I’m guessing none of them were appropriately briefed, and were truly caught off guard by Anna Pasternak, who is not a sleepy reporter writing for the local paper. She’s a very practiced royal reporter and knows how to get the dirt.

  53. aquarius64 says:

    This shows Kate is not ready for prime time

  54. anon says:

    This is some Dynasty Level 5 shit. Somewhere Linda Evans and Joan Collins are clinking champagne glasses and watching Golden Girls together, lol.

    If Kathy has a problem (and let’s face it, she has many, including Bill’s wandering peen), it’s with her former BFF Richard – not her 8,000-miles-away SIL.

    So she’s upset. So what. Meghan Markle Mountbatten-Windsor couldn’t care less.


  55. Ella says:

    In the midst of a global pandemic, rising racial tensions, and civil unrest, she is upset about classism from her palace and yet again trying to blame the successful and popular black girl? Wow! Not Fit to be Queen.

    In the meantime Tatler is going all out with the shade in other articles:

    Game, set and match: The smartest Tennis Clubs to join now
    ‘Tim Henman, former British Tennis Number One, once said: ‘the easy way to get in, is to win it’. Or to marry a Prince for that matter, as the Duchess of Cambridge did’…..

    • morrigan01 says:

      “Or to marry a Prince for that matter, as the Duchess of Cambridge did’…..”


      Well, that tares it. There’s a fight brewing between the Cambs (or maybe just Kate) and the Toffs (because the Toff set will TOTALLY back one of their own over Kate).

      Honestly, Carole and Kate must be truly beside themselves when to comes to the shade, given how *much* they’ve always wanted to get in and be a part of that Toff circle. And the Toffs are making it clear they don’t care WHO Kate is married to, she will never be a part of them.

      They won’t blame themselves for any of this though, you can count on that. Hence the Meghan-blame.

      • Ella says:

        Plenty of other jabs too….

        The Beauty Edit: Products to make you glow, To revive a lacklustre complexion: ‘To inject some much-needed radiance back into your face while the clinics remain closed,…’ + pic of Kate

        How to maintain your Botox, fillers and more during lockdown – this article was initially below the Great profile…

        Introducing Ella & Co, James Middleton’s new canine-approved business: ‘Middleton’s team of dogs operate far beyond what pets are traditionally expected to do…’

        The Duchess of Cambridge by numbers: Kardashian, private flights, headlines, > cost home renovations

      • A says:

        asdkfja;sldkfjasdfas, holy crap, when the Tatler goes all out on the shade, they go all out on the shade.

        The whole fit about the Tatler article from the Midds is funny for another reason too–they spent their whole careers in the public eye trying desperately to make it with the toffs, all while dealing with classism and snobbery. They were perfectly content to emulate that classism and snobbery themselves if it meant they could fit in with the in-crowd. They were okay with being repeatedly humiliated and snarked about in some terrible ways over the years.

        But NOW it’s a problem? Really? I’d have more respect for Kate if she gave Rose Hanbury that dressing down in person if you ask me. And all of the rest of the Turnip Toffs, plus William himself. And then put her money where her mouth is by actually making some new friends in the process.

    • February Pisces says:

      In the week where their are black lives matter protests going on around the world, Kate decided’s to use her white privileged by throwing her black SIL under the bus to save herself. Even after she got exposed by tatler for being the ones who involved in the article.

      She got caught trashing Meghan in the article for sympathy. When the ‘exhausted’ line backfired, cos nhs staff are dying in this pandemic, she decided to villanize an innocent black woman for something she did, during ‘black lives matter protests’, where a white man in an authoritative position took the life of an innocent black man who posed no threat whatsoever .Black People are being murder by police, and all kate cares about is ONE article which was 95% positive about her.

      Seriously, she needs to f*cking get a grip of what’s actually going on in the world. She seems to forget that it was her self pitying ‘playing the victim’ card that got her the backlash in the first place.

  56. Awkward symphony says:

    Karen cambridge must live in a bubble otherwise she’d know how continuing to attack her biracial SIL during GLOBAL protests against racism isnt a good idea!! Who’s advising thezs idiots?? They are literally giving this issue more publicity and I think they sold out in the UK. This shows how totally inexperienced and out of touch they are. She probably thought that Meghan’s appearance meant her place in the aristo set was secure.

    Thats why we should teach women to value themselves and accomplish something especially do different part time jobs during adolescence to only prepare you to live independently but also build your awareness of life and all its responsibilities and challenges. KeenKueen Kate spent too much time chasing this one guy and is now stuck with him🙄

  57. morrigan01 says:

    If this is all true then Kate’s obsession with Meghan mirrors the obsession other Meghan-haters have wrt Meghan. Meghan lives rent free in Kate’s head and Kate is obsessed with competing with Meghan, while Meghan doesn’t give two shits about Kate, let alone competing with her about anything. (And Meghan-hater vicariously use Kate to try and compete with Meghan themselves as well).

    It’s a combo of jealousy and racism. It’s jealousy, racism and the fact that Meghan not only never tried to compete against Kate, *she never cared to*. *Not even with all the hate – including the blatant racist hate – that was directed at her.* Meghan just continued to be herself and do her thing. And that is what is driving her to live rent free in all their heads 24/7.

    I mean seriously, look at the timing of this article. The same day that Meghan gives such a lovely speech about a current *worldwide* issue that’s sparking protests everywhere. Kate, meanwhile, is still obsessing over someone who left months ago and move, not just to another country, but another *continent* (back home), over the most *nonsensical* thing.

    Kate is NEVER going to be able to move on wrt competing with Meghan, even when that competition will forever continue to be one-sided and in her own head. And Meghan haters will never stop using Kate as a way for them to do so as well (because most Kate-stans are really stans of Kate – they’re just haters of Meghan).

    • Beach Dreams says:

      It’s particularly pathetic because on paper Kate has exactly what she wanted. She got the ring after a decade of waiting, she has the three kids to mirror her own family, she has the status and lifestyle she and her family have desperately wanted…she has everything. And she’s still clearly unhappy. So bitterly so that she felt the need to try to drag Meghan down and make her miserable too. At least it looks like she’s learning the hard way that stepping on another’s shoulders to prop yourself up isn’t going to keep you satisfied in the long run. With each new article about how hurt Kate apparently is by the Tatler story, it seems that Dennen and co. dealt something more serious than a simple blow to the ego. It’s probably sinking in that THIS is what she’ll be dealing with for the rest of her life: being a perpetual outsider to the world she’s so enthralled with, and having virtually no one outside of her family as a true ally. I don’t feel any pity for her; she made her bed.

      • Hope says:

        She could have made friends with Meghan. Diana was a toff and didn’t care about being accepted by them and just made her own circle.

        It feels like we’ve been waiting since the marriage for Kate to discover her own power and create her own life within royal life and her answer has always been to be more emotionally secluded and deal with her public life by being decorative. I think Kate may live her life through others whether William or kids, for the rest of her life.

      • A says:

        @Hope, that’s not true. Diana was known for flexing her title and her ancestry when she wanted to. She had her own circle of Sloanes/toffs and aristocrats to be friends with. The people who she didn’t fit in with and was largely frozen out of was Charles’ set which included Camilla and pretty much everyone else who aided and abetted his continued affair with her over all those years.

        But Diana made friends with people outside of her circle as well, and it was often because she was incredibly lonely. KP was a very lonely, isolating place to be and it probably still is, which is why I 100% believe that Kate is absolutely miserable there. It’s why she goes off to her mother’s so much, it’s because she has literally no one to spend time with at KP or anywhere except at Norfolk and her mom’s. And now the Norfolk set have made it patently clear that she’s not one of them.

        I’d feel bad for Kate, but honestly, Diana was young and stupid and she rushed into her marriage without the benefit of hindsight. It was a mistake, but an understandable mistake made at an age when this sort of relationship should have been a bad boyfriend who you dump after he doesn’t pick up the phone for the 10th time that night and who your friends see at the club with his ex who he told you he was definitely over.

        Kate had 10 years. She was supposed to have gotten into this relationship with her eyes wide open with plenty of time to get the information she needs to make her decision. She either knew and didn’t care, or didn’t care to do her homework, which makes her regrets and her current situation a lot less empathetic overall.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Beach Dreams, Kate and the Middletons have not gotten the status they so desperately crave. And as for happy? Kate agreed to a business arrangement marriage with a known cheater in exchange for a title and position. She made her choice.

  58. ClaireB says:

    Love everyone else’s smart takedowns of Katie Keen, but I am here for the buttons. Classic.

  59. RoyalBlue says:

    she is STILL upset about that? Protests against injustice are happening globally, and that is what is bugging her? Family Foundations are going broke and this is what is concerning her? Narcissism thy name is Unable.

  60. Mignionette says:

    Can’t wait for Karen to blame Meg for Kevin’s affair. I wonder what angle the fail will go for? Will they accuse Meghan of pushing Rose onto him – literally…..

  61. kellebelle says:

    My understanding was that the press made this up, and it’s the press that’s blaming Meghan, not the Cambridges. That’s insane.

  62. Meh says:

    It’s a classic mean girl downfall scenario – putting down of Meghan gave her something to talk about/something in common with the Toffs for a while. Once H&M did what any reasonable adult with a child in that situation would do and left, Kate lost her common thread. It’s clear to Toffs that she no longer has inside access. In addition, the root of this bullying was always jealousy and Meghan probably played nice when she had to and Kate, as a narcissist, somehow took M’s politeness as reverence and she’s feeling slighted that M clearly doesn’t care. I’ve seen this play out many times in my life.

    Now is the turning point – Meghan is clearly focused on critically important issues while Kate just makes an ass of herself sitting there pouting like a child. One more thought – if she doesn’t want people to comment on her weight she shouldn’t make her identity her physical appearance.

  63. Amelie says:

    Kate hasn’t had to deal with much criticism since Meghan came onto the scene. All the articles have lifted her up as the “future queen” and her role in preparation for her “future queen” status. It’s actually hilarious how many times articles have had to remind us that Kate is going to be the “future queen.” She has had a few instances where her privacy was grossly invaded (pictures of her sunning topless at a house in France which happened way before Meghan) but since the royal wedding, the criticism was mostly aimed at her wardrobe choices and there were a few commenting on her workshy ways. Am I misremembering things? She did get dubbed “Waity Katie” before marrying William and she was followed and stalked down streets being photographed before she became a royal with a security team. So I sympathize with that because she was definitely being targeted and followed. But I think the brunt of criticism happened before she was engaged to William. And what she was subjected to, as horrible as it was, was nothing in comparison to what Meghan was subjected to when it was revealed she was dating Harry.

    So she’s enjoyed an embiggening campaign the past few years and for the Tatler article to come out and to say she is tired of picking up slack left by the void of Harry and Meghan’s absence must come as a shock. I guess she conveniently forgot the tabloids can turn on her at any second. And while the article doesn’t make her look good, it isn’t exactly tearing her to pieces like articles usually do with Meghan. If anyone’s behind it though, I say it’s Rose Hanbury. The comments are definitely coming from the British set. I doubt any of Meghan’s friends have even met Kate.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      “I guess she conveniently forgot the tabloids can turn on her at any second. ”

      The British tabloids have commenced with turning on Kate and will continue turning the screw if the Sussexes do not return as senior working members of the BRF. Poor Kate.

    • February Pisces says:

      I think originally Kate/KP wanted the ‘exhausted’ headline out there as a way to get pity for Kate and to villanize Meghan. They didn’t expect it to backfire because of how bloody tone deaf it sounded. It was the ‘people’ who came down on her hard not the tabloids who were expecting a whole load of kate sympathy/Meghan hate to come from the headline. So they had to deny and essentially throw Tatler under the bus as a result. I have a feeling kate probably didn’t mind the actual article, even though I read it as satire, Kate probably thought it embiggened her nicely.

      What she minds is Tatler exposing her for being behind it. Considering how much it smeared Meghan, it basically confirms that the keenbridges are behind the smears.

  64. AnnaKist says:

    Boo bloody hoo. Just shut it, Cathy. Gran yourself a G&T and turn on your telly. There are things of real importance going on in the world.

  65. MA says:

    How very Karen of her.

  66. Jaded says:

    Keen simply cannot learn the meaning of the simple phrase…”what goes around comes around”. Everything she’s done, or not done as is the case with her inherent laziness, has or will come back to haunt her. Her social-climbing, mean-girling, toff-adjacent focus on getting in with the right crowd and landing PWT is starting to get her in hot water. People have long memories and now that Dennen has opened up the sluice-gates, there are going to be a lot of former friends she mowed down in the past coming forward with their experiences of her less than kind behaviour. She knows she’s clinging to a precarious perch right now, both in her marriage and in how the public perceives her, and all the embiggening in the world won’t rehabilitate her tarnished image.

    • Harper says:

      She feels so betrayed by Dennen! He’s an old friend!

      Yet when the press was ripping Harry and Meghan for their private jet use she willingly helped betray Will’s own brother by participating in that budget flight stunt. What goes around comes around, indeed.

  67. Coco says:

    If it’s ever proved that Meghan actually is a Machiavellian schemer, with a group of minions worthy of the KGB, who wrote in the diary she got on her 10th birthday, ‘I want to grow up to destabilize the British monarchy,’ then I will like her MORE not less.

  68. Maida says:

    This would be a bad look at ANY time, but given what’s happening in the world right now, and Meghan’s graduation speech being released today — this is a TERRIBLE look for the BRF.

    The Sun is doing exactly what Trump does: “People are saying. . . .” Putting a rumor out there without taking responsibility for starting it. Disgusting.

  69. Lowrider says:

    Kate has been called all kinds of names by the daily mail, sun etc, but those papers are read by the class she does aspire to be part of. On the other hand, Tatler is mag for aristocrats by aristocrats, that is the class she wants to be part of and why their article has caused her immense pain 😆.

    Kate needs to get a grip.

  70. Jay says:

    (Tatler quote from another post way upthread)

    ‘Tim Henman, former British Tennis Number One, once said: ‘the easy way to get in, is to win it’. Or to marry a Prince for that matter, as the Duchess of Cambridge did’…..

    Daaaaamn! I do not read this magazine enough to know if this is typical jibe that all are subject to at one time or another, but it’s kind of impressively petty. Here for it!

    Can somebody who reads Tatler regularly comment on whether this is an unusual practice on their part?

    Maybe they could have an edition on gardens and interview the actual designers behind Kate’s often touted masterpiece?

    Highlight some of her charities which are so worthy but have not received as much attention lately from their CEO patron (and also here is their donation page where you can show your support)?

    Refer to tacky clothes choices or behaviour, then quickly add as an aside “but of course, when done by a Duchess, this surely would not be considered goache”.

    • A says:

      They very rarely, if ever, post about Kate, and even when they do, it’s usually to talk about her clothes/hair/make up routine. There is never any real discussion of her or anything that she does. Whenever they talk about royals, it’s usually rehashing nostalgia regarding the Queen, talking admiringly about how much of a glamorous snob Princess Margaret was, or about the hunting/shooting/fishing situation up at Balmoral or any of the other royal estates. Very little gossip, very little shade towards the royals, and almost zero valuable discussion of the younger generation of royals except to talk about how and when Harry’s going to marry someone from the aristocratic set.

      That’s what makes an article of this depth and candour so rare and intriguing. This was a huge coup for the Tatler by all respects. They got some people to spill the REAL tea when it comes to Kate and her family and the Middletons can’t stand it.

  71. Vanessa says:

    This Kate karma she gleefully went along with smearing campaign against Meghan she didn’t care about Meghan and Harry pain when they were receiving death threats or Meghan being bullied while she was pregnant. Kate can’t fathom that the crowd she desperately debased herself for years have never liked her and her family that crowd doesn’t care about her title they loathe her and her social climbing family. Kate is literally throwing a tantrum during a worldwide protests about black lives matter somehow she turn this into her pain can’t the world see kate pain the Toffs crowd doesn’t like her and somehow her black sister in law who was bullied with such ugliness is somehow is involved because her best friend sister in law worked at the Tatler decades ago . I think all these blaming Meghan is Kate and her stans projecting Kate knows she was just as involved in the smearing campaign against Meghan so she trying her hardest to make Meghan looked as bad as she is . The royal reporters know fully well that Meghan hasn’t nothing to do with this article it’s all kate and her mother Doing there’s just trying to get clicks on their sites because all the stories about Meghan and Harry have dried up with them gone . Meghan and Harry have removed themselves for the Bs it’s time for Kate to grown up and take responsibility for her only actions if kate wasn’t so needy and desperate for approval for a crowd that’s doesn’t like her this article won’t have happen her constantly need for praise and her insecurities in her life shows when she needs to constantly attack and belittle Meghan .

  72. LuluLimau says:

    This bish..! How convenient to blame it on her biracial sister-in-law instead of her friend. Her paranoia and stupidity knows no bounds. I’m afraid it has shown some cracks in her robotic persona like a Stepford Wife.

  73. Suz says:

    Not this week, Satan. Not this week.

  74. A says:

    This is…terrible. It’s awful. Are you actually kidding me? Is this really the direction that Kate and her idiots over at KP have decided to take regarding this situation? FFS. It’s actually goddamn infuriating to read this because you know that this is the hysterical ramblings of an absolute shit head.

    “particularly who said these things to Tatler because her real friends would never talk that way about her” For crying out loud. Whoever gave this quote is a straight up dumbass. We know as well as anyone else does that this crowd she surrounds herself with don’t like her one bit, never has, never will. I’m sure people can dig up all of the articles that were written about her and her mother and her background from before she got married to William. All this crocodile tears about, “my WE-AL fwiends aren’t MEAN to me” is just terribly juvenile and so fucking dumb. For god’s sakes.

    Also?? “Chicago-born Richard Dennen”??? “Tricky Dickie”??? So anyone you don’t like is an American by association? Fuck out of here with that shit.

    ETA: I still think it’s Carole that did this and gave these quotes to the Sun. This has “My daughter is BEAUTIFUL and GOOD and has GREAT FRIENDs it’s CLEARLY that AWFUL MEGHAN who’s responsible for bullying her and making her miserable. I DEMAND to speak to the manager of this Pizza Hut immediately for an explanation regarding WHY my daughter was given the wrong venue for the birthday party she was CLEARLY INVITED TO and WANTED AT,” vibes written all over it. Carole, sweetie. Stop.

    • morrigan01 says:


      You know what? Yeah, I can see this being Carole more than Kate now that you point it out. If there is someone who can also not read the room, and also has shown she is threatened by Meghan wrt Kate, it’s Carole (that whole comment Carole once made about being royal was more than giving speeches and such).

      All the aristo/toff class obsession and desire came from Carole anyway, she just passed it on and engrained it in her daughters. It’s another reason why Kate would never leave William even if she ever developed another self worth to ever try to. Carole would never back such a thing.

      • A says:

        @morrigan01, I believe it’s Carole because Kate is not the one with the connections to these RRs and journos, it’s Carole, and to a smaller extent, William.

        I don’t think it’s William, and I don’t think William cares. The article doesn’t mention him all that much, and the stuff that does get mentioned isn’t serious enough for him to want to dispute it. He has made no secret of his preference for Carole and Michael Middleton and the fact that he prefers them because they enable him and his whims for the most part. I don’t think he cares enough about the Rose pruning to want to go out on a limb to dispute it anymore after the first time.

        Kate, considering everything, is not a confrontational person at all, at least not as far as the press are concerned. She doesn’t take charge of her messaging or her PR, because she doesn’t have to, she has Carole to handle all of that. Any negative press that Kate gets is something that reflects poorly on Carole, but also presents a threat to Kate’s position as future Queen, which Carole won’t abide by.

        If Kate were largely left to her own devices, she probably wouldn’t do or say anything. She’d probably just not talk about it, period. Which, ironically speaking, is likely the only correct option in this situation.

  75. Lowrider says:

    I wish a writer would write in depth piece on William. Why is Kate seen as a CEO of the monarchy and kingmaker? The article reads as William is not a leader and requires guidance from his wife on everything from writing speeches to soothing comfort from his mummy in law. Anna’s words make William look deeply insecure and unsure of himself and his future. I wonder who else in that circle shares her thoughts on Will.

    • Ginger says:

      And what’s funny is that Kate was still “learning” and “figuring out her role” before Meghan married in. Now she is the power behind William and a king maker. Please.

  76. Meg says:

    People tend to accuse others of the same behavior they engage in

    There are black lives matter protesters in london but shes choosing this time to blame the black member of the royal family? Great timing kate, get beyond yourself and your little world for once

    • carmen says:

      Her lack of interest in blm is not surprising – her husband has been quoted as saying how bored he is of racism, remember?

  77. Ginger says:

    The Meghan haters are trying SO HARD to link Meghan to this story and they keep pushing it but no one is buying it. It hasn’t made its way to the U.S. Their theory just doesn’t make sense. They were praising this article until Kate was getting dragged and KP pushed back. Even the Sun doesn’t seem to believe it but they love to hate Meghan so…

  78. ABritGuest says:

    I didn’t think KP was the one dragging this out& it was the tacky tabloids using this to get digs in. but Dan Wootton has just piped up about how awful the classism in the Tatler piece is (I agree btw) & hes had big royal tea recently so certainly suspect.

    And due to what’s come out, I now believe that story he had about Meghan’s restricted access to royal jewels.

  79. Kimber says:

    Kate’s “It’s Meghan” = Trump’s “It’s fake news!”
    Their go to idiot, knee-jerk, eye-rolling excuse for everything.

  80. Lanie says:

    Karen, Dutchess of Beckyshire really needs a hobby. And some real friends.

  81. New_kay says:

    The whole world is talking about anti-Black racism and this is her concern. Go to hell

  82. Eulalia says:

    Kensington Karen needs to keep Saint Meghan’s name OUT of her mouth before I personally go to Amner Hall and replace all the buttons on her coats with zips.

  83. Pierre Lecouteur says:


  84. Pierre Lecouteur says:

    Eulalia You and MILLIONS are thinking the same thing