Today is Prince William’s birthday. He is 38 years old today. He and Kate are both 38 – her birthday is in January. To celebrate, Kensington Royal’s social media posted these two photos of William with the kids, photos taken by Kate. She seems to excel when she’s doing outdoor shots, right? She doesn’t have to fuss around with lighting. With the swing photo, the kids look great and William… well, the kids look great. It’s nice to finally see Louis included in family photos! I’m sure there’s some kind of argument brewing about who the kids look like so I’ll step out of the conversation now…(Who am I kidding, I think it’s crazy when people say the kids all look like Windsors! Louis and Charlotte both have such strong Middleton genes!)
Meanwhile, this story came out this weekend, originally in the Sun but the Daily Mail did coverage too:
The book ‘Finding Freedom’, which Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, are believed to have co-operated with, is soon to be released and charts the couple’s journey among the Royal Family, to the point where they stepped down from senior duties this year. Royal aides are now said to be increasingly worried about the publication and the potential repercussions for the future monarch Prince William, as report the Sun.
The book, fully titled ‘Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the making of a modern Royal Family,’ is not an official biography though it is believed the couple have worked with the authors – journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. Over 100 people from around the Royal Family are understood to have given information for the production of the book, which is believed to be set to show Harry and Meghan in a positive light.
With large topics set to centre around the withdrawal of Harry and Meghan from senior roles, royal anxiety now surrounds the likely inclusion of the Queen’s ‘Megxit’ showdown talks at Sandringham, in which the Royal Family came together to discuss the transition. It is felt that Prince William’s role in said talks may not be looked back upon favourably, with England’s future king reported to be the last to arrive and made a swift exit in the aftermath.
Royal sources have said such a possible negative portrayal as William as a ‘bad guy’ against the philanthropic Harry and Meghan would not be fair. A source told the Sun: ‘They are worried William especially will be portrayed in a bad light. This sort of family spat shouldn’t be out there in public. This shouldn’t happen to future monarchs. The book could be the most damaging thing to the Royal Family since Prince Diana’s interview on Panorama with Martin Bashir. Unsympathetic, unfeeling and unsupportive are the words being used but of course no one knows exactly what’s in it.’
Kensington Palace have said they would not comment on the book — which is being re-drafted and is set to be released in August.
I mean… we’ll have to wait and see. Harry and Meghan clearly wanted to get “their side” out, and I don’t know how they could tell their side without making William seem like the bad guy, considering that’s exactly what he was in this royal soap opera. He was so jealous of his brother and his brother’s wife that he was actively trying to have them exiled to Africa. He waged a petty smear campaign against Meghan for more than a year. Of course he’s going to look like the bad guy. He ALREADY looks like the bad guy. That being said, Omid dropped this on Twitter:
LOL at having to retweet this every week. Also, just to add, reports suggesting that the book is being “redrafted” are categorically false. The manuscript was signed off before the announcement. https://t.co/FkrGkmMajV
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) June 21, 2020
Update: KP also posted the tweet below for Father’s Day. Another bad photo of William! I kind of think Kate is pranking him??
Happy Father’s Day!
On the left, The Duke of Cambridge with Prince of Wales at Sandringham in December 2019, and on the right, Michael Middleton with his daughter Catherine
Photo on the left taken by The Duchess of Cambridge pic.twitter.com/VN461CZzmi
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 21, 2020
Photos courtesy of Kensington Palace.
Did William’s people just tell on themselves? And how unhealthy was Harry’s environment if he’s being called unfeeling and unsupportive for not covering up his brother’s behavior? Is Fergie still tolerated because she will always let that family walk all over her (and mostly so will Kate) and they wanted the same from Harry?
Also, the kids are adorable. And William’s smile actually reaches his eyes!
William’s “smile” always looks like an animal barring its teeth to me. Maybe it’s just that small mouth, with those humongous Windsor horse teeth. And yes, he is CONSUMED with jealousy of Harry. Of the fact the Harry wasn’t “burdened” with the FFK title, that People LOVE Harry, and Harry is more like Diana than Will could ever hope to be, that Harry has MAJOR projects under his belt that actually MEAN something and truly make a difference (Invictus, Sentabale, Endeavor), and mostly, that Harry got to marry a woman whom he loves AND respects, and even more, she feels the same way about HIM. And William has,,,,,Kate (by default) and his gardening “tool”, with a few Rose bushes behind his wake.
George looks more and more like Mike Middleton every day. Louis is starting to look like Kate’s brother James to me. Char looks more like William…she’s got more Windsor genes. While an absolutely adorable girl now, with what seems to be a firecracker personality, I’m afraid of what will come in 20 yrs or so. Hope Kate’s side kicks in by then.
Thanks Jan – your first sentence gave me my laugh of the day (evidenced by spilt coffee on my keyboard ). 🤪
You’re so welcome, Cynthia! Anytime I can bring a smile/laugh to a fellow CBer, it makes my day, too! ❤️
I see a lot of resemblance to Carole in Charlotte.
You’d think that someone who basically smiles for a living would be a little better at it.
William’s always been jealous of Harry’s reasonably sized teeth.
William was nasty to his brother and put him down so he has the great dad photos released. I hope George treats his siblings better than William treated his brother.
Fergie is tolerated because she knows all the family secrets.
William did not invite Fergie to his wedding
Yes, William’s people told on themselves. Who else would argue that this book (or Diana’s interview) were “the worst thing…” in light of freakin Prince Andrew’s gaslighting pedo interview?
Who The Cap Fits, let them wear it. ,’ (Bob Marley,)The press are telling on themselves, unwittingly, admitting that William was horrible to his brother and Meghan. They are panicking, and have been tricked into confessing, I doubt Omid would slag off Wills in his book. The press is ok with the negative books about Harry and Meghan, no panic on those ones, that makes me think, this is all a PR stunt to defend William and Kate in advance., ‘We will only see the length of the frog, when it’s dead’ so let’s wait for the book.
The royals are so shook by this book. Especially William. I like how it’s not so much “this book will be filled with lies” but “this
sort of family spat shouldn’t be out there in public”. Now you want to keep everything to yourself PWT?
William sounds pretty fragile.
I was thinking, seeing how protective and caring Harry can be, how has there never been a story about Harry supporting William? We have so many heavy handed stories of William being there for screwup Harry and some clearly planted by William but it’s impossible that Harry has never helped William.
From what I read, Harry gave the ring he got from DIana’s inheritance and gave it to William to give to Kate when he proposed. And there are probably numerous examples of Harry helping WIlliam.
No, William stole the ring out of the vault. Harry was caught on camera surprised by both the engagement announcement AND the use of the ring.
That does not surprise me. William is sneaky. Harry had to protect him then.
That line about the spat not being out in public struck me as the most hypocritical thing I’ve read in a long time. They’ve made a point of having this “spat” out in public since right after H&M returned from their Australian tour. Vile, vile people.
If this story is true (it is the, DM), Cain certainly seems upset that people are going to hear his brother’s side for a change. He’s spent his entire life protected from his own actions. This has got to be quite a wake up call.
Seriously, a royal rota reporter (I know) already outed the fact that it was the Palace briefing against the Sussexes. If the Keenbridges didn’t want their dirty laundry aired, they shouldn’t have opened the washing machine door.
Wouldn’t it be funny if the courtiers revealed all the stuff the isn’t mentioned in the book?
It seems that might just happen the things that they are saying?
The courtiers seem to be as competent as the people currently working in the WH. Which is to say not very.
Yep, it was William and Kate that took this out into the public arena cos it suited them. Now this should be private when it’s unfavourable to them.
I think the book is being redrafted to decrease the Jessica Mulroney’s involvement. Everything else at this moment is just PR machine trying to distract the public’s attention. William being a jerk is nothing compared to being associated with a narcissistic racist.
If you want to talk about being associated with racists: Kate and Will proudly displayed a racist painting when they entertained the Obamas. George’s godfather and Kate’s stylist I think have both been photographed in brown face. William’s 21st birthday party was full of racist costumes.
Narcissism… Maybe that too. The story is about the courtiers being upset that Harry may not be covering for his brother.
The Queen has been married to Prince Phillip for decades. So should she be judged by her husband’s racist comments?
Omid said it wasn’t being redrafted. He sent the manuscript in before it was announced he was writing this book.
There are hundreds of 18th century paintings showing black people. I don’t believe that they should be destroyed but used as historical evidence of the black situation and presence. Many people in Britain believe that blacks have no history in Britain, whereas we have been here since Roman times and played many roles, and not just as servants.
PrincessK, is that supposed to be some kind of excuse for the racist painting W&K choose to hang in their public/private reception room?
Huh so the second BDay photo was only released to The Dail Fail….
“Speaks volumes, “ she opined.
Something for next year’s edition of Kate’s Cuties. Amazing from William considering how much he hated being photographed when he was a child.
Maybe he still does but is a better actor.
“Unsympathetic, unfeeling and unsupportive are the words being used but of course no one knows exactly what’s in it.”
lol it’s all coming out. They’re on full panic mode😂Karma will take care of the keenbridges soon. What’s left of their “popularity” will be ruined & he will be in much worse place than Charles you just wait and see. I love those pictures with their kids. I agree that Kate does well on outdoor settings.
Notice how she stopped theme dressing them especially Charlotte. It’s the first we’ve seen her not wearing a dress & wearing a modern outfit.
I look forward to hearing your comments about the new book and stories about the rift. People are figuring out how unnecessary it is to have agreement with the keenbridges(see the Amy Robach clip). I’ll wait to see which network breaks this ban on unflattering stories
Yep, they Cambridges have basically outed themselves as being the force behind the Sussex’s calling it quits.
TBH I think the problems between the brothers goes way back – William has always treated Harry like sh!t, just look at how he treats his wife and the mother of his children. I think the way Cain and Unable behaved towards Meghan was the last straw for Harry and he chose to protect his own family and THAT is what William is ‘incandescent’ about – the fact that his brother chose his wife and baby son over him, the FFK.
Yes. It is so nice to see Charlotte looking like a normal little girl!
They’re very worried about the Byline Investigates article said to be coming out next week, possibly about Jones, Wootten, leaks out of KP, etc.
I don’t know what’s in this book but man the family is worried. And this article is pretty much coming out and saying William was an asshole during all the talks and negotiations.
I think the new pictures are cute. Everyone looks happy, Charlotte looks cute, they’re fine.
I hope Harry and Meghan know what they are doing because this book is going to be spun in the worst way possible by the tabs.
Yes, I’ve thought the same, Mac. As much as I believe everyone should be allowed to have their say, i also know we sometimes regret what we say. Mmmmm. Maybe it’s just the Italian in me: Don’t Put Anything In Writing.
Yup. The media will control the narrative, and in these times, no one wants to hear about rich people arguing about pantyhose at their million dollar wedding.
Everything they do is spun negatively. There are some things they can do that will go over better with others but the people who want to hate, will hate. Nothing the Sussexes do will be the “right thing” for some people
You know they didn’t write the book, right? It was going to be written whether they gave their tacit approval or not, so why not take the opportunity to get the facts out there? They’re going to be lambasted endlessly anyway. Why let other authors, with miles less integrity, have the last say?
I see that being the palace strategy- pretending to be above it all& that their focus is on the pandemic& recovery etc if they don’t like what’s in the book. We got a preview when they briefed the Sunday Times about how much they don’t care a few weeks ago.
But it’s the press& if it can be believed ‘palace aides/sources’ who have been hyping Finding Freedom. And it was KP& associates who took time in the middle of the pandemic to bring up the story of how Meghan made Kate cry again- explaining that tights/hemlines was the reason in the Tatler article& then the response to that article. Talk about tone deaf..
Yes and I think it also confirms that William was behind the leaks – Omid has tea and they are all scared.
The UK press know what went down between the brothers but they are not allowed to report on it due to ongoing legal cases. They’ve said the truth will paint a very different picture to the one being fronted by the Cambridges and the RF and will make people sympathetic to the Sussex’s. Then there is also the financial case against the Royal Foundation that again because of legal restrictions the press cannot report on it, they can’t even say its happening but they’ve hinted at it.
Yeah, this is why Omid’s book won’t spill too much tea, he legally can’t. I do think he will be shady to the RF but not awful.
@Ginger – that’s what I think is so funny about the place response to this book. I don’t think it’s going to have any real tea. Omid covers the royals, not just the Sussexes, and I think he has decent sources, but he’s not going to risk a legal battle or pissing off too many people at the palace by spilling everything he knows.
So I think most of us aren’t expecting the book to have anything earth shattering, but the way the RF has been scrambling for two months now to deflect and take away from the book makes it obvious the palace is scare of what “could” be in the book.
That’s too bad, l really want a thorough expose that gives the RF reason to 💩 their pants.
I agree. I don’t think Omid is going to write the scandalous tales that people are hoping for. I suspect just laying out the facts will make William look bad and clearly KP is sacred of that coming out because they have released panic story after story trying to head up what they think will be in the book.
The royals and courtiers would be so scared if the family and William had been behaving impeccably. The fact that they are so scared implicitly confirms that the royals behaved badly – and the royal staff as well.
I remember when a reporter on P*ss Morgan show mentioned, if people know the truth they’d be sympathetic to Harry and Meghan. Morgan quickly changed the subject. They all know, can’t wait until the gloves come off on Baldy, Keen and the rest of the RF.
Honestly these people are so out of touch. Read the room lol. Abolish the monarchy. I highly doubt Finding Freedom is going to be spilling all the hot tea, unlike camp Cambridge they are not messy like that, its more likely going to be about how the media treated them with subtle shade.
As usual William looks like William, he looks exactly like how you would picture a 38 year old man who dreams of being King one day would look. Although I do think that this is his actual genuine smile. In a lot of posts people talk about how Kate has a fake smile but normally Williams looks a lot faker to me.
But anyhow, the kids all look like Kate in my opinion, and her outside photography is actually pretty good! I think the photos are cute.
FFK William is definitely channeling the Keen Manic Grin in the pic on the swing. Scary!
These look straight out of an Old Navy catalog lol The kids are so photogenic, it probably frustrates the hell out of Kate that Will is so unattractive. He’d completely ruin them if not for his future king status.
KP will not comment on the book, except for every week in advance of the book when they try to preemptively defend random things they’re worried about in the book.
A brand new exclusive photo from the infamous Dec 2019 Sandringham visit that H&M&A were notoriously absent from! And now they’re suddenly keen to acknowledge Kate’s family and childhood. They’re layering it on heavy jeez.
I think the photo of William and Prince Charles is sweet. And I love Charlotte’s dungarees.
That’s all I got
It is great to see Charlotte out of a dress for once! I think George and Louis look most like Mike Middleton and Charlotte is the spit of Sarah Chatto as a young girl.
I mostly agree regarding the kids’ resemblances: boy = pure Middleton, Charlotte has Windsor eyes & mouth, but I think the rest of her is more like her mom. Both photos are cute, but couldn’t William at least actually hold onto Louis? I also liked the older photo of Kate & her dad, but would like to have seen the whole photo, which seems to have included Carole & Pippa.
And one more thing: the kids are in shorts & short-sleeved tops, but their dad is in long trousers, long-sleeved shirt & long-sleeved sweater. So are they cold or is he hot?
I think Charlotte looks like William did as a kid and he looks Spencer not Windsor. There is an article with a side by side of William as a kid and Charlotte and the similarities are striking.
The boys are all Middelton, with george looking like a mini mike and Louis looks like james or Kate pre surgery.
It’s not a flattering picture of Charles, he looks sort of goofy.
Louis looks like his maternal grandpa!
P.s. they really need to shut up about this book if they have nothing to hide. They’re acting so scared of what (truthful damaging info) might come out!!
Cambs children looks like Midds, and it’s something wrong with that????? It’s wrong? It’s bad?
Thanx God that Prince G. and Prince L. looks like thier granpa Michael, BC Mike still has great hair
No one form RF will comment H&M book news. We will się what happen later, after book .
God, they’re giving the book too much power. I reckon it’ll shade the media way more than it’ll shade the BRF. It could end up being a whole lot of worrying from the family for nothing. And if they treated the Sussexes well then why the constant articles denying what they THINK will be said in the book?
As for the pictures, the kids look cute as always. They seem like they’ll end up being quite tall!
Happy birthday William. Can’t believe big Willie is nearing 40! I gush over the kids so much-they are adorable. George looks so tall.
As for FF the press hype is crazy. I’m expecting it will be a fluff piece with some notes on lack of family support which Omid has mentioned already. When it comes out & it’s tame won’t be surprised if press moan about its fluffiness& suggest Omid& Carolyn were forced into rewrites.
I imagine the real concern for the BRF are the lawsuits& that’s why it’s been made clear they didn’t support the Sussexes’ media strategy. Hyping this book& no press mention of things like Christian Jones partner getting paid for stories on the Sussexes by the Sun shows deliberate attempt to downplay a lot of shadiness. On the other hand I wonder if some press want FF to expose the Palaces’ part seeing as Sussexit is mainly blamed on the press.
Robert Lacey is coming out with a book on the brothers feud in October and I think that one could be way more enlightening- he’s not on the beat unlike Omid& Carolyn & he’s not always a total sycophant to the royal family.
I’m curious about the Lacey book as well. He’s might be neutral and not worry about access to the current royals.
I doubt he’ll be neutral. He knows to keep kissing Windsor ass and covering up courtier behavior.
I bet Omid is loving this free publicity for his book!
The fact that William is posting these new Fathers Day pics and the pic of him with Charles shows he wants to be seen as a perfect father, husband and son. He is terrified of that book coming out. Omid is apparently leaving royal reporting after his contract is up so I don’t think he cares about his access to the RF anymore. He recently did an interview with Angelina Jolie so he is already covering other stories.
It’s unfortunate that he had that photo of Charles like the “good son” with his Dad and his brother the “prodigal son” who ‘abandoned them’. This picture will bring a lot of Harry bashing out in some circles which I find unfortunate.
Yes @Tessa, especially since the photo was likely taken at Xmas, when Harry and Meghan snubbed poor dying Prince Phil and Petty Betty!
William looks genuinely happy and they all look like they are having fun, God forbid!
It’s a really cute photo and, yes, William does look happy in it. The photo with Charles is sweet, too.
I hope there’ll be some interesting stuff in Omid’s book, but I doubt it. I’ll wait for Harry’s autobiography.
Happy Birthday to Normal Wills. See, he rolls on the ground with his kids in a $300 sweater. How could anyone accuse him of smearing Harry and Meghan? It’s the same outfit he wore to the bakery photo op.
Sources are starting to fill in the blanks with some specific details of Wills’ behavior. Have we ever heard that Wills showed up late for the Sussex Summit and left asap? Trying to get ahead of the story perhaps and doing so on his birthday when the unassuming public is distracted by pics of the kids? The family is worried that Wills will be shown in a bad light–they should know as they’ve always protected him and now they can’t.
Think they are trying to lessen the blow, by coming up with guesses about what could be in the book and getting their word out first. Same with ‘tightsgate’. I don’t care if he arrived late and left early at the summit, he pretty much does that at every engagement anyway lol. I care more about the 3 years harassment campaign against his only sibling.
“I don’t care if he arrived late and left early at the summit, he pretty much does that at every engagement anyway lol.” Exactly! I remember I once watched the entire video of one of their under-20 minute engagements. Will looked like he was sleep-walking his way through it, except all of a sudden, I noticed he started to look more energetic and engaged once they asked him to sit at a table and sign some documents. It struck me as odd; why is he so into the signing? Well, sure enough, it was sign the documents and then exit, visit over! He got so excited to sit and sign because he knew that was the last agenda item and boy, did he get up from that table smiling and dash out the door quick.
The kids are adorable, especially Charlotte. So cute and seems like she has a firecracker personality.
the kids all look like middletons. thankfully, they didn’t get the horsey windsor genes.
kensington palace if you have done nothing then you should have nothing to fear when finding freedom comes out.
I so disagree with your first statement but my comment did not get posted!
They say the ultimate revenge is living well.
Anyone taking bets that The Royal Family is barely, if at all, in the book?
What if they aren’t? That that book is just the journey Meghan and Harry are taking.
The Ultimate Revenge: no mention of them at all.
I loved Princess Diana as a child and the royal marriage. Got up at 3:30 am to watch the wedding. Then on my 10th birthday Prince William was born and I felt like he was my birthday gift from Diana. Nowadays I can’t help but wonder how he would have turned out if his mother was still able to guide him. He’s selfish, uncaring and spoiled yet I can’t help but think he has some mental health issues. They use Harry’s depression against him but I think his brother at minimal is bipolar like his mother. Heaven forbid they share that about the future king! Well HBD to us both! I still try to hold out hope that my little birthday gift will be a kinder version of his current self but I don’t know since they have placed him on a pedestal his entire life while treating Harry as the spare.
Diana was never diagnosed as bipolar Unless one counts those who ardently disliked her and Charles people like Junor and Bedell Smith who had no business labeling Diana that way. She had an eating disorder which seemed to run in the family–her sister Sarah had anorexia and DIana had bulimia. Diana was put down after she died and could not defend herself all sorts of “mental illnesses” were ascribed to her and I think with the blessing of C and C. DIana’s “problem” was that she would not play nice with Camilla. And she had to be scapegoated because she was “damaged” so it was not C and C’s fault–Charles elderly cousins even trashed DIana in their book, Horrible.. I think this ugly and probably one reason Harry and Meghan left. Harry was getting the same “fragile” epithets directed at him and he would not put up with it.I don’t think William is bipolar I think he is egocentric like his father and has a ruthless streak.
Did William ever get therapy after Diana died? He often acts like he didn’t really address his unresolved issues with her death. To this day his resentful nature seems to stem from her tragic death and then being coddled by Charles through his own guilt.
They, Junor and Bedell-Smith, never claimed Diana had bipolar disorder. They claimed she had borderline-personality disorder which is a very different thing. They made that claim to attack her character and reputation while pushing the poor Charles narrative.
I believe Diana suffered from Complex Post Traumatic Stress disorder from childhood experiences and marriage to Charles.
William has no mental health issues that I can see, he is simply an insufferable, entitled jerk.
Some people are private and deal with their grief privately. Just because William does not talk about his mother’s death a lot, it doesn’t mean that he hasn’t suffered or hasn’t sought therapy and tried to find healing privately. Diana was a loving mother to both her boys as far as we know.
That would be great if he wasn’t calling his own brother fragile for talking about his own mental health. Clearly they both grieved for their mother but the media narrative was that William was stoic and Harry was erratic which is starting to fall apart when we see William attack his brother in public for admitting he got help. And when your platform is to promote mental health, it looks really bad when you don’t talk about getting help for a tragic event that the world knows about and you attack your own sibling because he did.
@NIC919 If you are struggling with mental health, it doesn’t work that way. You do what’s best for YOU and your recovery and your family. Strictly in that order. Not your platform or the world stage. Sorry that you feel that someone has to broadcast their struggles to be a legit ambassador. And you don’t know for sure that William attacked his brother just because the tabloids say so. Just like we don’t believe here that Meghan threw a tiara tantrum or ghosted her loved ones for personal gain based on the same tabloids.
@Argus – of course people do what they need to do, but the entirety of Will and Kate’s mental health campaign seems to be “talk about it” and to remove the stigma by talking about it and being open etc. That’s why William’s behavior comes off as hypocritical.
And we don’t know that William attacked his brother, but we do know that he barely acknowledged him at the commonwealth service, even knowing that cameras were on him.
some writers said she was bipolar and had borderline personality disorder.Some said she was “damaged.” All these books after she died and she could not defend herself. I think Harry saw that he was being labeled too as was his wife which probably was a big reason for their leaving. Dimbleby actually used a textbook in psychology to try and I mean try to diagnose Diana. Since Diana was still alive he knew he’d be sued if he put that in his book about Charles. I think William had a mean streak before his mother died. Wharfe said he was sneaky.
William was horrible to his brother and SIL. It doesn’t take a book to tell everyone that. We all saw it unfold over 3 years with the pinnacle being the Budget Fly stunt. If the BRF is so worried about the content of that book, maybe…just maybe, they should have been more supportive, less racist, and less jealous of the newest member of their wretched family. All this whining about is creating even more interest in it than if they had just sat their and ate their chutney.
🤣🤣🤣🤣 Yep, they should have “just sat there and ate their chutney”! Love this.
Seriously, it’s like they really never heard of the Streisand Effect, and now the Keenbridge’s stans are invoking Godwin’s Law all over Twitter because of Harry’s support of the Rugby Football league’s decision to not sing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” before games — filling up Twitter with that old pic of Harry with the swastika from, what? 14 years ago? Are there no pics of Will in the Zulu costume her wore to that party?
Have William and Kate removed the racist painting from their KP living room yet? That’s pretty damn recent and can’t be excused as a folly of youth.
There are hundreds of 18th century paintings showing black people. These paintings, unlike statues celebrating slave traders, are important for documenting social life in the 18th century. Black people have been in Britain since Roman times but some white people want to believe that we only arrived here recently and do not deserve to be depicted in historical films and dramas. Black people were involved many aspects of British life and not just as servants.
Again, PrincessK, is that an excuse for the racist painting they choose to hang in their home today?
BRF was ok after “Diana. True story”. The will be ok after “Finding feedom”. But after that book H&M can’t say any more that they want privacy.
Why can’t they wish for privacy after FF is released? What does one thing have to do with the other?
The actually never said they wanted ‘privacy’ that term was peddled by the press so they could slander them everytime they appeared in public and call them ‘hypocrites’. They wanted ‘fair press’, and even said they were looking forward to working with up and coming journalists moving forward.
They never said they wanted “privacy” other than for their son. They DID say they wanted fair treatment which is different you know? And I’m sure that included fair treatment from the family too. And I hardly think the royals were “fine” after the Diana book because there are still people who call Charles unfit to be king almost thirty years later. If this book exposes William to be a similar asshole like his father, then I don’t know what they will do. Long, long wait until George is ready, lol.
@MsIam I think that’s why they let William get away with so much, they need him to be popular to secure the monarchy’s future, with Charles still being unpopular. People only accepted Charles reign because they know it will be short, then it will be williams turn and everyone will be happy. Except William has shown his true colours and if he loses any more popularity they might as well shut the whole thing down after the queen. I’m pretty sure that’s why Charles gives William a pass, just to secure his own reign, I doubt he gives AF about williams turn.
I was not a Charles fan but I tolerate him now because I want William to wait a long time to be King.
Charles isn’t unpopular. A handful of obsessive Diana fans don’t like him or Camilla, but most people don’t care about royals. They certainly don’t care about a failed first marriage 30 years ago. He’s been the most effective Prince of Wales ever, he isn’t despised by 70 million people.
I agree, Charles has worked very hard and made an an impact in many areas, more than many senior royals. If he slows down as he approaches his eighties it won’t matter because he already has a solid legacy.
Charles is not unpopular. Maybe gossip magazines dont Feature him often ( and thats a good Thing) but he is far from being unpopular.
Ridiculous statement. Everyone is entitled to a measure of privacy& that is enshrined in law in most countries. The Queen has participated in BTS documentaries& her staff& family have cooperated with biographies on her. Yet nobody would say she isn’t entitled to privacy or that she was wrong to take legal action against the Sun when they intercepted her letter written to Prince Edward.
Finding Freedom isn’t Harry& Meghan’s book any more than previous books on Harry which allegedly had friends speak to the authors are, no matter how much people try to twist it.
Privacy seems to be a trigger for KP stans.
The media does not allow them to have privacy. They write all sorts of gossipy things and it attracts those who can’t stand them and chime in about how “bad” they are.
Missy, the Fail and tumblr miss you. Such a common tumblr trope, failing to understand wanting privacy in personal lives while doing public jobs for which they have been unfairly attacked from the beginning. It isn’t difficult to understand unless you deliberately refuse to do so.
They are not writing this book, Omid is. He has stated outright several times it is a book about what he saw in the situations, not a book about what Harry and Meghan experienced in their own words.
When did Harry and Meghan ever say that they wanted privacy, they just wanted to put a stop to the lies, racism and manipulation. Anyone who says that the Sussexes wanted privacy is a victim of tabloid manipulation.
They sure do love releasing pictures of their children. I wonder what kind of deal kate gets to allow the daily fail to print their creepy ass special editions with photos of her kids that she takes.
Kate’s photography is “one of the royal family’s superpowers, dontcha know? lol Photos of the kids are released every time the media needs to improve their image after all the (rightfully so) negative press they get for being jealous hypocrites
CEO’s superpower 🙂
Like a boss!😆
They release the photos on birthdays and occasionally holidays. So, like, 7-8 times a year?
Those are some great photos, everyone looks genuinely smiley in a sort of sweet, Sears catalogue kind of way.
I can only conclude that the Cambridges (or pl close to them) are scared about what this book *might* reveal about their behaviour, and probably being isolated with lots of time to obsess over it isn’t helping.
It is a generally a good media strategy to get your side out and control the narrative, but then you have to actually take responsibility and get all of your shitty behaviour out front in one go, not these drips and drabs and constantly changing stories that hint at how Will “might” be portrayed. All that does is ramp up the preorders.
Poor Louis on that second pic, not important enough to show his face?
They probably had to wrangle him back in his place after he forced his way front and center into the other pic. 🙄
I notice the “heir” is the one in first place holding on to William then the spare then the second spare.
Or you know, it was a pile on by size with the smallest on top 🤷♀️ it’s not like that family photo hasn’t been done a million times.
There’s a lot to pick this dude over, but dissecting these pics for nefarious undertones is really a reach.
At least he’s in the photos this time, as they’ve been leaving him out of these PR photos recently.
Yeah, what Melissa said. They’re kids piling on and really enjoying it, let them be kids.
Bill’s birthday is on Father’s Day this year. I noticed no birthday shout out from Harry and Meghan or Happy Father’s Day from the Cambridges to Harry. That rift is still there. I believe the palace fears William is going to be dragged in the book, following up on that unreported Byline Investigates story of a KP minion leaking stories to the press by way of that minion’s friend.
Where would Harry and Meghan shout out from? They don’t have social media.
I don’t think it’s that’s strange that Will and Kate didn’t say happy Father’s Day to Harry. Harry isn’t Will’s father. And then they’d have to mention every other family member who is also a dad.
Are the Sussexes going to have Father’s day celebration pics?
As they don’t have SM, it would be difficult to do a shout out. If they released anything for Father’s Day, it would be via one of their charities. Unlikely that would be something aimed at praising William.
I agree the palaces are worried about Byline Investigates. Those folks don’t pull punches and refuse to give in to threats, unlike so much of the UK media kowtowing to the Windsors.
Jones not being let go confirms that KP knew he was leaking info. Wootton does not get his scoops without insider access and since they haven’t pointed to anyone from Charles’s team or BP, he’s essentially confirmed that it came from him.
Mike Middleton was quite the hottie in his day. I wouldn’t say no.
Even now Mike looks fine to me.
Firm no here. He has one of those faces where all his features are concentrated too close together, squashed into a fraction of the available area.
The thing is Omid’s book doesn’t have to spill any tea. The British media has had so much control over the narrative if Omid just reports a neutral story it will seem revolutionary to the general public. It’s somewhat astonishing how little the British media actually knew about Meghan, despite her being their number one story for years and so much of her life prior to joining the Royal family being in the public record. And really didn’t know much about what Harry had actually done and said over his life either. Like they don’t do any research beyond their own internal gossip at engagements.
Boy, KP just keeps telling on themselves.
Anyway, George has a great smile, Charlotte’s expression makes me laugh and Louis is going to be a major heartbreaker one day.
William is so ugly bit inside and out.
Check out Michael Middleton tho. And that man used to wear a pilot’s uniform. Dayum. You go Carol!
This is fun! The Cambridges release a picture for Father’s Day (which happens to be William’s b-day) that is taken by Kate. Expected, the kids are cute, same picture that has been done a thousand times by a thousand different mothers.
Meanwhile, the BRF and RR are falling all over each other trying to counteract a book they haven’t read, positioning W&K as the perfect father, brother, son, husband and poor, overworked wife who just want to raise their children “normally”. They have never thought that FF is not about them and that FF is from H&M’s perspective, not just telling tales out of schooll. I haven’t read it either, obviously, but I have a feeling W&K are background characters, if they feature at all.
So KP released ANOTHER picture thanking everyone for the birthday and Father’s Day wishes. Hysterical.
It must be nice to thank people for all of the amazing comments you get unlike Harry and Meghan who had to deal with countless racist comments for anything they posted.
When Kate met William, he was a cute young guy. I bet she could have never dreamed that 20 years later she’d be stuck looking at THAT for the rest of her life. Dang. I’d almost feel sorry for her, except that I don’t.
Actually, William started going bald in his late teens. Harry always kept making fun of that. Wills was cute maybe up to his early 20s. Then he turned into taller Edward.
I find this kind of comment so strange. My husband was a cute, young thing when I met him 20 years ago. Now, he’s put on a bit of weight, shaves his head because he’s balding, and has a few wrinkles. But he’s still the same person I met 20 years ago. Our partners do tend to change physically as they age. Most of us accept that because, you know, we love them.
I might find Will unattractive (for me, it’s his behaviour, not his looks), but Kate knew what she was getting into when she met him, and she seems to love him anyway. (Whether he really loves her is, in my opinion, another story.)
Yes, she knew he was cheater all along. Chose to marry him, chose to participate in attacking her BIL and SIL for her and Wiliam’s PR. What a pair.
Kate’s mission was to get that ring, her family even supported her so she did not have to get full time work. Whether that really equates to “love” is subject to speculation IMO. I doubt she’d have put up with cheating of a non-Prince and would have walked away after he humiliated her by breaking up with her.
Cambridge kids are cute. Boys look like Michael, Charlotte looks like Will.
I think Louis looks a bit like Prince Edward. In some photos, William also looks a lot like Edward.
By the way, Charles and William will possibly be kings of Great Britain and N. Ireland. Not of “England” only which is only the name for one part of the country. Not the whole country.
I suspect Charles will end up king of only England and Wales. Scotland and N Ireland will leave. William may never be king of anything.
Tessa, I don’t know your age or your nationality but I lived through the Diana days in Britain in the pre-internet days. People in other parts of the world didn’t know what was going on. Diana played to the press probably from about two years in. One minute she.would be courting publicity, the next she would be wanting secrecy but if she was courting them at the same time…If Charles was doing something special on an engagement she made sure she topped it and all the attention went to her. She often used to phone them anonymously to give them tip offs as to where she was going privately. I live fairly near Balmoral. Once when she was staying there, she was going out with the boys. The policeman on duty told her not to go a certain way because the press were there. Guess the way the lady went. She was laying her trail in that famous Panorama interview. She basically said Charles was unfit to be king. She thought E2 was maybe going to die quite soon. She wanted the throne to bypass Charles and go to William and guess who would be regent? Her own father said she was not mentally stable enough to be marrying Charles. The poor thing was bulimic BEFORE her marriage. She used to eat huge packets of cereal and then had to own up to staff who thought they were being stolen. She fell out with all her family, all her friends. Had affairs with numerous men including married ones, broke up one marriage – Will and Julia Carling – and still some people – people who live abroad and DM readers – think she was perfect!
Diana had to fight back and I don’t blame her. Charles’s friends were leaking nasty stories and she wanted her side out. Stuart Higgins of the Sun said Camilla would call him with “her side.” I don’t think Diana thought the Queen would “die soon” since she was only in her fifties when Diana and Charles got married. Diana also said that the top job would put limits on Charles which others had said in the media. Charles even wrote books about his causes something he would not be able to do when he was King. That’s what Diana had said not that he was incompetent. Diana was separated from Charles at the time of the Panorama interview.Her father NEVER said she was mentally unstable, he doted on Diana. He rushed out to the streets to give interviews about Diana’s engagement to Charles. He never said she was unsuitable. He also died before the separation. Diana was not bulimic before she moved in to BP. Her friends and employees said sol Her friend Carolyn Bartholomew noticed she was losing weight after the engagement was announced. she did not break up the Carling marriage. She did not break up the Hoare Marriage. Carling said there was no affair, even Penny Junor wrote there was no affair. She did not have “numerous” other men. That is not so. She had loyal friends that never betrayed her by giving stories to the media. She was not perfect. Bur she is not as “bad” as you describe her. She never said she hoped the Queen would die soon nor did her father say she was ‘unsuitable.”
Tess, You can deny it all you like. It happened as I said. She did break up Will Carling’s marriage. His wife appeared on a TV programme wearing a face mask, mimicking Diana dressed with a mask and heavy make up when she sat in on an operation performed by her boyfriend. She made a play for the then married British footballer, Gary Lineker who said he ran a mile. She did have an affair with Oliver Hoare and phoned his house so many times the police were involved.
I stand firmly by what I say. His wife imitating Diana makes HER look bad. She did not and could not name Diana as co-respondent. She made no “play” for Lineker. Hoare called her he is no innocent, He made a habit of comforting unhappily married women. A woman whose husband had a baby with another woman went public and said she was involved with Hoare. He pursued Diana and nobody forced him to. Wharfe and Jephson said he would visit Diana at KP. Diana did not break up the marriage, They stayed married. LIneker could be “bragging.” He sounds like a nasty person to me. Carling denied the affair, he wrote a book and don’t think he would have put a story of Diana in had the affair been true, he’d make loads of money out of it. William said that he put Julia Carling’s photo on his dartboard. She got a lot of mileage out of her media appearances and got a good job.
Diana had a bad time in that marriage. Charles should have not married her unless he could commit fully to the marriage which he apparently could not. She was cut loose when she did her duty and had the heir and spare.
” People in other parts of the world didn’t know what was going on.” Wrong, so very, very wrong. She was called the People’s Princess worldwide, and as such, the world knew her and knew about her. No one had or has the attention Lady Diana did.
Diana had repeated affairs with at least three married men, Carling being only one of them. She seemed to choose married men deliberately.
She point blank denied an affair with Mannakee to Settelen. Mannakee’s wife said he had no affair. DIana should have stayed away from Carling but I believe him when he said there was no affair. Hoare and Diana went to their graves never publicly commenting about what went on. Hoare and Mrs Hoare never divorced so Diana broke up no marriage. I think Hoare was a bit of an operator and Diana should have avoided this toxic situation. Charles did cut her loose and he apparently himself thought it OK to be with married people. So he could not tsk tsk Diana without looking like a hypocrite.
The kids are adorable.
I had to laugh at the Daily Fail throwing shade on the pix – the headline had him “horsing around “ with the children while the first para said they were indulging in “ horseplay”.
Someone’s poking fun at his looks methinks , albeit too subtle for the Fail commentators to pick up on.
English isnt my first language but I used to work for an British Institution and “horsing around” and ” horseplay” was always used for this Kind of rough playing.
Has anyone thought that THE BOOK IS ACTUALLY BEING REDRAFTED because of Jessica Mulroney issue? She must have been a significant part of the story which now doesn’t sound very well.
I’m also afraid that the Lainey’s post about “the list” that Jessica makes on people criticising her was there to send a warning to Meghan. It’s obvious that Jessica is the kind of person who would keep receipts which may be mortifying for MM and Harry. And how sure we are that Jessica isn’t one of the five friends who talked about Meghan’s letter to her father? Won’t these friends be subpoenaed?
Ombie just say on Twitter that their is no truth to them having to redraft the book that’s just a lie being thrown around by the Meghan tin haters . Their so desperately for Meghan and Jessica to have a falling out because in their little minds she going to sell out Meghan and tell all her secrets in the three years that Meghan has been apart of the royal family those in the tabloids and the twitters haters has spent countless hours spread nothing but conspiracy theories about Meghan nothing’s these lowlifes had been saying about Meghan has been proven truth not once . And what with the Cambridge’s suddenly need to put kate parents in every major holiday
Omid has stated on his Twitter that reports about the book being redrafted is false.
And what was he supposed to say? He has made a living on gossiping. This book is a step up the ladder for him. He’ll say what he needs to say. Jessica is a problem and she won’t go away quietly. You’ll see.
Well I’ll believe him over the DM.
Jessica is not going to be issue. She’s a rich, connected, white woman. The worst she’ll suffer is public humiliation. Even if no other company in the world works with her ever again, her family still owns a shoe company that they can quietly give her a ritzy position like a board member when people move on.
I know people like yourself want her to go scorched earth on Meghan but she won’t. Because her lifestyle and bank account hasn’t been too impacted
Go back to the Fail comments section, troll
@Ola – Jessica Mulroney isn’t an important enough figure to require a re-drafting of the book. She’s a minor player in a much larger play and one whose image is now tarnished. Nobody wants to go anywhere near her now and her importance in Meghan’s life has been greatly overstated. In fact I think things have been cooling between them for a while now. Meghan and Harry have much bigger plans than fighting a minor Karen.
What exactly do Megx_t people think would be so very mortifying for Jessica to expose? They work themselves into a lather and write twitter fan fiction about all of Meghan’s nefarious acts and secrets. Nobody is perfect, but what is actually left to expose about Meghan? Oooo, the fake baby, the merching, stealing the queens jewelry, it’s flipping ridiculous. Maybe she gets gassy when she eats asparagus – bombshell news. It doesn’t matter if Jessica was one of the 5 friends…no law firm of the reputation of H&Ms is going to let a client flat out lie in a legal document. And the DM isn’t going to try to get another publishing company to reveal their sources anyway. It sets a nasty precedent for them going forward.
This is such a painful attempt at stirring up conspiracies. Certain people have been so desperately trying to link Meghan to the Mulroney saga and it’s obvious why.
Stirring conspiracies is the entire point of this site ! Having said that, I agree that Jessica is a bit player and has no impact on Team Sussex or said upcoming book….I do think Guest is on to something with the asparagus theory and it deserves deeper thought.
Ola Troll, take it back to the Fail and tumblr.
Reminder, when an obvious troll shows up, do not engage. Simply reply ‘troll’ and Kaiser will delete their post.
It’s too sad.
I will laugh if a sex tape of Bill Rose gardening is released. This family man image is a joke. I see no loving tribute from Kate.
She took the photos. And it’s Father’s Day, not Husband’s Day. Say what you want about William but all three kids seem very attached to him. Children at this age can be fooled, there is nothing fake in their joy of being with their dad.
They are too young to see the subtleties. They cannot comprehend why they were taken off a commercial flight with cameras on them and tie that in with Uncle Harry and Aunt Meghan
Children want to be around their parents at that young age range and they actively seek out their parents’ attention. Sure, they’re likely attached to William and the fact that he doesn’t see them often (his own words from last fall) probably plays a factor. They probably got to spend more time with their dad in the past 3 months than they ever did before.
His own words do tell on him, don’t they Beach Dreams? He admits he doesn’t spend time with them.
Fall will be interesting. Will they all move back to London for the three kids to go to school? Will William stay at Anmer while Kate and kids move to London?
It would be Christmas early! Willy will get a pass because Rose is a proper aristo, but Kate would be humiliated on a global stage, family kicked to the curb as deserved and hopefully a limited settlement with few options ( she has never worked ) and a bitter end crying into her buttons.
I actually could have envisioned Rose as the one WIlliam chose to marry. She seems more in tune with the customs than Kate is.
I think William took note from his brother’s birthday video for Archie. Be happy. Have fun. Be informal. Show the love. To William, all these pointers are like a revelation since he is a stiff, shallow, selfish person. Pretend to be more like Harry!
@ Sofia it’s really sad how desperate some of these Trolls are for Jessica and Meghan friendship to be over Jessica won’t be spilling any tea or major secrets about Meghan or Harry . Jessica is not the Trashy Markle clans who needs to trash Meghan for attention it’s amazing how some people believe the Daily mail when they have proven to be liars and no one in the Sussex’s camps talks to them the Author of the book said it’s not true but yet people keep insisting without any evidence that website that is currently involved in a lawsuit with Sussex’s is in the known of Meghan and Jessica currently friendships status .
Why isn’t kate in their photos? I know she’s suppose to be ‘taking them’ cos she supposed to be a The worlds greatest ‘photographer’ but do they not have any staff that could just take the pic? Is it a copyright issue so that Kate owns the photos, she has to take them herself? Is she even the one really taking them or are they just saying that to embiggen her? Would it not make more sense for her to just be in the pictures? I remember a pic a few months ago with William and just his children, again she wasn’t in it. Is this williams way to trying to write kate out of the picture, buy literally not having her in it? I remember their Christmas card pic a few years ago before Louis was born, and a photoshop expert said that the pic looked photoshopped and they weren’t posing together, like the kardashian Xmas card where they can’t get together at the same time to have a pic taken. It was very weird at the time, because what young family with small children can’t get together to take a photo?
Perhaps they want to keep the focus on William as this is supposed to be his day? God forbid should people be distracted by Kate & whatever she’s wearing. Personally, I don’t see anything special about photos she has taken and I think it’s a bit of a stretch to call her a talented photographer.
Yeah, when you go beyond today and look at the other recent family photos (I’m including the PR umbrella shot from Charlotte’s birthday), it is pretty weird that Kate’s not in them. I guess they’re trying to highlight Will as a normal family man (lol).
Kate was never a professional photographer. Snowdon was indeed a professional photographer before he married Margaret, during and after–Kate’s pale in comparison.
She’s not a ‘photographer’ she’s a mother with a very expensive camera and a very nice garden to take pictures of her kids in, Real photography is an art form, not to mention it requires real technical skills.
Either way william doesn’t want her in his pictures. saying she took them is a nice way to keep her involved without her being in them. I’m skeptical that she was even there when they were taken.
K.P. “We will not comment on the book”
Also K.P. “Lies!!! Half Truths!!!! FAKE NEWS!!!!! Unfair to the FFK!!!”
Didn’t the brothers issue a joint statement during the Sussexit discussions clearing William of bullying? PHarry must have been forced by William and the Palace to agree to do the joint statement to absolve William. But still the bully label just sticks to William no matter what. Because maybe it’s the truth.
When I look at George , he reminds me of the Duke of Windsor. IMHO.
William released a statement. Harry and Meghan had already released a statement making it clear no one else would speak for them. Do the math.
William reminds me of the Duke of Windsor in personality, lack of character, all of it.
@MARIVIC that statement was released by Kensington palace which DOES NOT make statements on behalf of harry, Buckingham palace does(did at the time). That was clue to me that this was a cambridges camp denial and it’s their ammo to QUICKLY deny any bad stories about FFK/Q. Besides the Sussexs havent posted anything on their own account (another clue) nor commented on it
The whole thing convinced me that the bullying stories were true
This. William released his own statement saying, ‘I am not a Bully!’.
First pic looks like a forced smile ..like friends episode where chandler smile comes off creepy 😂😂
Their kids are adorable. Can’t believe how grown they look. That’s the only nice thing I have to say.
ALl those years and no father’s day photo ops. I think pushing the Cambridge kids out is overkill. And when they are teens they may take their parents to task for pushing them out on the public. I can see that happening.
Cute kids. A shame about their parents though.