Us Weekly: Duchess Kate is the Queen’s ‘rock’, the Queen can ‘rely’ on Kate

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As we’re headed into autumn, that means it’s time for the Annual Keening. It happens every year in August and September. It takes that long for the Duchess of Cambridge to announce what she’s keen about for the year (I’m not joking) and how she’ll really be keen extra-hard this year, she promises. The fact that the Annual Keenings usually come during the Cambridges’ summers off, when they go relatively dark for more than a month, is always so funny to me. It’s like being sent a postcard from someone on a two-month vacation: “Can’t wait to get back to work!” Alongside the Annual Keenings, we also have the years-long Embiggening project. And that all this Us Weekly story is – keen AND embiggening, all in one.

As Queen Elizabeth II continues to reign from Windsor Castle amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 94-year-old monarch learned she can depend on Duchess Kate to keep things running smoothly from Kensington Palace, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“These are strange times for everyone, senior royals included, and having Kate as her rock has made it so much easier for the queen to adapt to her new life at Windsor,” the source tells Us. “More than anything, knowing she can rely on Kate and Prince William to handle matters in her absence is the greatest comfort she could ask for.”

The insider adds that Kate, 38, isn’t afraid to ask the queen for advice. “Her Majesty sees the Cambridges as the future of the monarchy and trusts Kate and William’s judgment implicitly,” the source explains. “Kate asks for advice about speeches she’s due to make, whom she can depend on most within the palace and protocol dos and don’ts. The queen’s more than happy to impart her wisdom — she’s proud to be Catherine’s go-to adviser about royal life.”

William, 38, is also impressed with his wife, according to the source. “He’s relieved to have Kate to depend on and refers to her as his better half,” the source says. “Their approach to everything is similar — they embody that ‘Keep calm and carry on’ mentality, choosing to focus on positives when things get tough.”

The prince and Kate tied the knot in 2011. They share sons Prince George, 7, and Prince Louis, 2, and daughter Princess Charlotte, 5. The source concludes, “Kate’s a genius at stepping back, breathing deeply and then approaching any difficulty with a level head.”

[From Us Weekly]

The idea that Kate is keen to toil away on behalf of the Queen during the pandemic… well, it’s a narrative we’ve been hearing for months. Someone clearly believes that if they just keep saying it over and over, maybe it will be true. Will and Kate spent the past five months at Anmer Hall, doing about one Zoom call a week and only a handful of in-person events. Their noses are not to any grindstone. And I don’t expect that to change this fall. Usually October through December is Kate’s “busiest period” and who knows what that will look like this year with the pandemic. Also: I just don’t believe that Kate calls up the Queen constantly with questions. I don’t think they’re close at all. And I think Kate’s actual advisor is her mother.

And this: “Their approach to everything is similar…” Laziness and buttons and rose bushes oh my.

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  1. Izzy says:

    LMAO, she’s a genius all right, in a Dr. Evil can’t-wait-to-get-rid-of-my-enemies kind of way (no offense to Dr. Evil).

  2. edenburning says:

    It must be so hard to be so wealthy and entitled. Takes up all day obviously.

    • Sarah says:

      Well she is a very busy mother too, all that home schooling and making chutney can easily fill your day.

    • Hope says:

      Top CEO and Kingmaker!

      • Lizzie says:

        She very cleverly wore shirts in the color of the rainbow in zoom calls. That was one of my favorite embiggenings.

      • Bibi says:

        I keep being surprise at how mich we hear anout Kate being keen, how much we talk about late when there isnt a word about how keen Willie is because after all he’s the one getting the crown after all. Kate’s people
        are working extra for her.

      • Nic919 says:

        It’s not Kate’s people it’s her mom Carole. Knowing what we do about how the staff knows the hierarchy they wouldn’t be making Kate look more popular than William, the blood prince who will be king.

  3. Sofia says:

    Well at least this embiggening effort manages to keep the Sussexes out of it – directly at least. And has anyone else noticed how these stories will often ignore William completely or act like he somebody who really needs Kate and how he’s useless without her? Seems like Kate probably does the “She’s going to be the best future Queen EVAR!” and William does the “Look how terrible the Sussexes are! Look at the ‘protocols’ they’re breaking!”

    • Lizzie says:

      Unless I missed it totally left the POW out of it too. I believe he is actually filling in for the queen.

    • Tessa says:

      Some cambridge stans want William and Kate to be “next.”

    • Yvette says:

      @Sofia … I wonder how the Prince of Wales feels about these increasing stories suggesting that it is Prince William and Keen Cate who are holding things together and, more importantly, ‘in charge’ while the Queen is at Winsor?

      Moreover, I wonder how the Clarence House aides and ‘gray goblins’ (love that expression from a peep here at CB!) are feeling about all of this ‘Sturdy, dependable William and Keen Cate’ imbiggering at Prince Charles’s expense?

      • Sofia says:

        I can’t imagine he’s too happy about this. Especially since he’s probably the one who’s handling state affairs as opposed to Kate.

        But why he doesn’t do something to rein it in, I don’t know (but maybe it’s because they threaten to go public with William’s affairs and Charles doesn’t want anything to undermine the monarchy)

      • Tealie says:

        Charles is a dunce I can’t wait till they start their next smear campaign which will be to ask oust him and force him to abdicate in favour of William, I remember just after Harry and Megan left they had started with the Daily Mail headlines being like ‘Public wants William to be the next King!’, ‘Should Camilla be given the title of Queen??’, ‘Charles snub to his mother, is this the start of the MAD Charles the II’, but clearly they pulled back the guns for the time being.
        Charles is foolish to allow what has happened, happen to the only son but actually forgave him and would actually support him and Camilla in his reign.
        Pre-Meghan smear campaign William and Charles hadn’t spoken in years, William had purposely made sure it was the Middleton’s that the children saw and favoured as their ‘real’ grandparents.

    • notasugarhere says:

      It does feel like, if anything, it is coming out of the Kate and Carole PR playbook. Remind the public that Kate exists, then try to spin that as, ‘William, Kate is irreplaceable’.

  4. Guest with Cat says:

    Goodness Kate’s such a lazy nothing burger that even the gossip about her is recycled garbage. They can’t find something new to say about her? I lost count of how many times and ways they’ve trotted out Kate the Rock. Zzzzzzzz

  5. Heidi says:

    “Annual Keening” – this made my day!

    • Becks1 says:

      It’s like clockwork. Every year, August to October, we get these articles about how she is so keen to be keen. And then….nothing. It’s so predictable it’s laughable at this point.

    • Mumzy says:

      “Annual Keening” somehow made me think “Annual Culling” — and then I started imagining a media series of Kate, in role-specific costume of course, overseeing all of the Queen’s staff.

      Look at Kate in her safari gear, being a supportive, yet firm, director of the Queen’s wildlife managers. Though loss of life is necessary, Kate is adamant about honoring those lives by repurposing. Every part of the remains are crafted into breathtaking bespoke items in the new line called ‘Gift of the Earth by HRH Catherine.’ She has handcrafted everything including artisanal foods and garnishes, furnishings, decor, clothing and outerwear, and of course, party and art supplies. “It’s so reminiscent of the Queen’s wartime sensitivity and shared sacrifice with her people,” said one palace courtier. Those In the know said wee George loves the bespoke animal headgear when auditioning for lead roles in his school plays, and Charlotte loves to gift the fur pajamas, boots and hair extensions that she herself wears, and that like his artistic Royal Ancestors, little Louis loves painting by gifted finger with the ‘Nature’s Natural Paint.’ A friend said, “He has nearly completed his Lascaux Cave reproduction and when visiting his workspace, the Queen was delighted by how excited the corgis were by just the aroma of the ‘Nature’s Natural’ paint.“

      (Sorry…I’m an out of work writer and must’ve needed a creative outlet for a moment.)

  6. Nyro says:

    The embiggening, my lord! The devil works hard but Pimp Mama Carole works harder.

  7. Priscila says:

    “Kate’s a genius at stepping back, breathing deeply and then approaching any difficulty with a level head.”

    Okay, so stepping back as in not doing anything, you say? Lol

  8. Noodle says:

    I would love to see Camilla’s response to this article. Not because I have a particular fondness for her or that she has some great insight or something. I just want to see her sigh loudly, roll her eyes, then smile with just one half her mouth and wink knowingly at me. Because this whole storyline is laughable and absurd.

    • kelleybelle says:

      Absolutely it is. As lame as it gets. Obviously the U.S. media is on alert to “embiggen” Kate, especially in light of Meghan and Gloria Steinhem.

  9. Lizzie says:

    Does Charles resent these stories or just shrug them off?

    • Mumbles says:

      This is from US Weekly which is the least sourced and most fictional of the tabloids. Some of the stuff they run just sounds made up. I think they were the ones who did a story back in the day about how Meghan and Kate were girlfriends and Meghan would just pop in to Kate’s for a cuppa and a chat when they were at Kensington.

      Every few years we learn of a new favorite. It was Sophie for a while. Then briefly Sarah Chatto. The Queen thought Kate was lazy during the Great Wait and Kate hasn’t stepped up her game since then.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Historically Charles has been very jealous and petty. I imagine he and his grey goblins are annoyed when these stories come out that seek to minimize him. I think Charles is responsible for the Middletons being shoved to the background. They helped run Harry off…

    • Maevo says:

      I’m curious about how much power William seems to have in the family. Finding Freedom made it pretty clear that the Sussexes don’t harbor ill will towards the Queen and Charles and that it’s William who really pushed them out. If that’s true, why does William get his way over the Queen and PoW? Perhaps they know that if William turned on Charles and Camilla the monarchy would be toast so they need to keep him happy?

      • NatureLover says:

        @ Maevo, I think it has to do with the children of Limp Wil and Her Laziness. When Charles approaches LW about matters that he is unhappy with regarding him, LW will withhold Charles and Camilla from seeing the grandchildren. That is my opinion given all of the articles and tidbits I have picked up.
        Also, the only use for a rock is to keep a door ajar, nothing more, nothing less. So Her Laziness is keeping the doors in their respective place. That is the role that Keen Kate is to TQ!

      • Tealie says:

        William is currently in his ‘king training‘ – before the Queen dies so both Charles and the Queen can mental him – and they are currently giving him free rein to make important decisions which started around 2018/2019 with him being allowed to have a meeting with the big bosses of the press in the Tim Shipman article. I’m sure you can see how the pattern formed from then.

  10. ABritGuest says:

    If the Queen has advised Kate on anything it’s about being a bit of a blank slate so that the press can project anything they want. One minute the Queen is the all knowing ruler of the Firm who has a grip on all issues, the next she doesn’t know anything – eg about Andrew’s newsnight interview, about being ‘deceived’ by Boris on prorogue of Parliament etc.

    Kate goes from the top CEO, kingmaker who is the family’s shining star, rock, moderniser and diplomat. Next she’s a shy trad wife who is happy to be a step behind William& knows her role is not to overshadow her husband.

    • Nyro says:

      True. No one, and I mean no one, has been embiggened more than the queen. I never cared one way or another for the woman, but after following Meghan and seeing how royal reporting works, I was thoroughly disgusted by how this woman does nothing yet is given credit for literally anything good, even if it had nothing to do with her, and how she’s absolved of all wrongdoing, even if she was the cause. Carole is definitely modeling blank slate Kate after the queen in hopes of getting the same type of PR.

    • Hope says:

      How we see her now is not going to be how we see her 2 to 3 years after she passes away Her longevity has made her reputation and no one will really scrutinize her. We won’t get any really good biographies of her until after she passes away.

  11. OriginalLala says:

    Basically all the Keen Kate Future Kween articles are carbon copies of each other at this point, she is so boring they can’t even be bothered to write anything new.

    • NatureLover says:

      @ OriginalLala, that is because there is nothing new to report! She hasn’t done anything new or created/completed anything in the past year. They just change the date on the articles!

  12. Sarah says:

    Keep WHAT running smoothly exactly? Anyone?

    • Nyro says:

      Somebody’s got to make sure that ribbon cutting g schedule is running on time.

    • 809Matriarch says:

      Yeah! Cuz like did they forget the Queen isn’t doing anything in London at the moment? What is Keen the Kween doing exactly? Aren’t staff being laid off at BP because they have nothing to do atm?

  13. Tiffany says:

    *stares…..stares……stares….blink*

  14. Marjorie says:

    I clicked on this story, burst out laughing at the first photo, and just died at “Annual Keening.”

    Bitch is in Mustique or the Azores right now, kids are with Nanny, Wills is in the rose garden.

  15. MarcelMarcel says:

    Corgis, day drinking and matching handbags with scarves are the Queens emotional bedrock.
    Perhaps Kate has a secret life… She’s keenly slicing up limes for g&ts. She is an award winning dog breeder in between making artisan ice for summer beverages. On weekends she recreationally dyes silks, cashmere & leather. Her keen sense of colour helps the Queen accessorise with flair. One must be well dressed when one is actively helping ones son evade the legal consequences of sex crimes.

  16. Amy Bee says:

    Sounds like a press release from the Middleton camp.

  17. Hope says:

    Do we focus more on Kate because Kate is more aggressive with her “keen” pr? If Kate, Carole, and PoorJason could just shut it, would Kate actually skate by like William?

    Why push her forward so much? Who are they selling her to at this point? The Brexit crowd love her. She is the mother of three small children and William is an absentee everything so he’s not going to divorce her and swing attention over to himself and Kate has already shown she will stay quiet.

    • Florence says:

      I agree with this assessment – this is the Streisand effect! If they just left her to be the boring muppet she wants to be, no one would care any more.

      As it is, her “few and far-between” engagements paired with the insane PR just pisses people off, not least the taxpayer. If she stopped working or worked more WITHOUT the puff she’d get more respect, or at least be ignored and allowed to get on with it. But this is Kate… she can’t not have attention for free.

      • Hope says:

        Kate should transition over to being like Sophie. Quiet, in the background, shows up at the few yearly events when people pay attention. I know Sophie also wants attention but she can’t pull it off and Kate is going into that territory now. Her time as the main attraction is pretty much over. It’s Meghan now, and eventually it will be the Cambridge children. It’s not at all a bad thing. Kate gets to keep all the perks and avoid a lot of the scrutiny.

    • MJM says:

      Keene wants to be the star of the Royal Family like Diana was and needs to press to create magic because she possesses none. She loves the fawning and attention.

  18. Florence says:

    Hmm. I would think, if anything, the queen is so devoted and serious about the role that she privately thinks Kate is a garden-variety idiot.

    Any “rocks” for TQ probably come in the shape of Angela Kelly, or possibly Anne. I can’t see someone as into a lifelong, “God-given” role as Elizabeth is, deciding to lean on a flaky, mumbling halfwit.

    • wasp05 says:

      lol true

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I agree the Queen probably thinks little of Kate, if at all. Kate is not royal by blood, so she will ALWAYS be below any of the women who are royal by blood — at least privately. I suspect the Queen sees Kate as the brood mare she is, and doesn’t care about Kate as a person, in any way.

  19. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

    This made me laugh because depending on the day, it’s either Kate is the Queen’s rock or Sophie is. I actually believe that the Queen and Sophie are very close, and that unlike Kate, Sophie and Edward have managed to keep up a steady stream of engagements while raising their kids in their huge 100 room house that nobody complains about. Unlike the Sussexes who got mad hate from the RR’s for their 7 room cottage at Windsor that needed repairs anyway.

  20. Charfromdarock says:

    When did Carole start writing for US Weekly?

    • Tealie says:

      That’s what I was thinking, it has so many of the tell-tale Carole Middleton‘s fingerprint signs, she is clearly trying to go international with her Embigening propaganda.

  21. Hope says:

    “the 94-year-old monarch learned she can depend on Duchess Kate to keep things running smoothly from Kensington Palace”

    “having Kate as her rock has made it so much easier for the queen to adapt to her new life at Windsor,” the source tells Us. “More than anything, knowing she can rely on Kate and Prince William to handle matters in her absence is the greatest comfort she could ask for.”

    Do I even have to make fun of this?

  22. Snuffles says:

    The desperation has reached toxic levels. I also saw a recent article on how HUGE, LUXURIOUS and AMAZING Apartment 1 at Kensington Palace was. I guess all of this pics of the Sussex’s Montecito mansion triggered the fuck out of every one.

    Now seeing Meghan thriving and working with powerful figures and literal legends is triggering them as well. ESPECIALLY Katie Keen.

    ETA: I’m pretty sure the only royals actually working and supporting the Queen are Charles and Ann.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      I saw that article in the DM, too. I read it as kind of a shady reaction to the coverage of Harry & Meghan’s new home. The article went out of its way to say that Apartment 1A was not a typical flat & that it was “enormous.” It also highlighted how much the renovations cost taxpayers and the (comparatively small) amount W&K paid personally for the interior decoration. Then it highlighted the other (non-working) royals who live at KP. The comments were generally NOT favorable to the Cambridges.

  23. S808 says:

    Sophie got fired?

    • What...now? says:

      Right? I was came here to say the same thing. Our other posters here have said that Sophie’s Dad is a particular favorite of the Queen as is Sophie herself. Sophie is the one most seen with the Queen . . .? Also it seems that P. Anne and the Queen are quite close as well. Honestly, when have we ever seen a “closeness” between Kate and the Queen?? Never.

  24. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

    Oh come on! This is a joke, right?

  25. Nyro says:

    Also, it must be doing wonders for the Cambridge marriage to have Kate modeled after her husband’s 95 year old granny. They dress alike, act alike, think alike, etc. Hot.

    • Chrissy says:

      LOL! It must be such a turn-on.

      • Nyro says:

        I don’t understand why a 38 year old woman would want to be so closely identified with a 95 year old granny. Not even the young chic queen of the 1950s, but the old lady she is now! Kate’s so weird.😂😂

  26. Ginger says:

    I don’t think the Queen even likes Kate. I don’t anyone in that family does, they just tolerate her.

    Kate and the Queen barely interact. Harry had a hard time talking to the Queen when he wanted to leave so I find it hard to believe Kate can just call the Queen up if she has questions lol

    • Nic919 says:

      This is it. If the Queen barely had time for her grandson Harry, someone she actually likes, she’s not making time for Kate, who really doesn’t matter now that she’s birthed an heir and spare.

      • Tealie says:

        Yeah I agree it’s just fanfiction and if it IS real, it’s disgusting that the queen wouldn’t make time for her room at favourite grandson in one of the hardest times of his life but will open her toes for some chutney and irritating Cheshire cat grin.

    • Tealie says:

      I agree, I said this to another commentor I think the Queen sees right through Kate and finds her lack of work ethics and laziness disgusting, After all it was the Queen who said Kate had to do work experience at Chickesaw before she could get married to William.

  27. Harper says:

    I think the Queen forgets Kate exists. Kate who? Isn’t that one of my corgis? The downstairs maid? That typist from 1965?

    This US “source” and “insider” is Carole.

  28. Lizzie says:

    Given that this is such nonsense it’s hard to make a serious comment. But Kate will never be monarch so the queen would never rely on her, it is Charles and William.
    Please ignore this and go back to snark, because that is all this latest load of bs deserves.

    • MsIam says:

      Exactly, she won’t have an official role. She will have patronages like Prince Phillip and do PR shots. She and William will travel more, if they are still together. And since Kate doesn’t really do much now with her patronages what will people expect then? So why would the queen need to rely on her? And again, ignoring Camilla.

  29. The Duchess says:

    My goodness, these articles just keep getting more and more funny! Does Ma Middleton ever get tired of churning out the same old rubbish for her useless daughter? If Kate is such a ‘rock’, then why doesn’t her work supporting the monarchy speak for her? Oh wait, she has no work to go off! It’s quite clear that the palace know they’re fighting a losing battle when it comes to Kate’s star quality. The very little she had went right out the door as soon as Meghan came along. They know Kate will never compete on a global scale with Meghan, which is why they keep her PR wheel strictly aimed for the UK media and drop the odd embiggening article for the US outlets. If I was Kate, I’d be humiliated and ashamed.

    • Tealie says:

      Me too I was thinking about it the other day, imagine not working, achieving or ever doing anything in your entire life and feeling you still deserve praise? She is 40 and yet has still not been able to pick up a pen or use her brain since she was 18 – since uni was just for husband chasing and she scrapeddd by -

      • Cari says:

        She thinks getting William to marry her was a huge achievement. She put a huge amount of effort into that and worked really hard for it. When posing for her engagement Photos, some of the photos Posing with William, she looked like she Was showing off a trophy she’d won. “Look what I won!”

      • Cari says:

        She thinks getting William to marry her was a huge achievement. She put a huge amount of effort into that and worked really hard for it. When posing for her engagement Photos, some of the photos Posing with William, she looked like she Was showing off a trophy she’d won. “Look what I won!”

      • Tealie says:

        @Cari honestly Carrie, that was probably the fight of her life. I bet she still brings up her engagement and they’re dating period any time she can still to show off. Despite the fact that it was because no one wanted him

  30. MsIam says:

    This is so Kate can get some American face time. Meghan has been all over the news so Waity is feeling pressed. The problem for Kate here in the US as I see it, is that she hasn’t done anything newsworthy. Who cares that the queen thinks she can count on Kate? I mean she’s part of the Firm so why shouldn’t she be doing her part? And as far as US Weekly, I skimmed through an issue at the store the other day and man, it’s really down to a pamphlet now. I know magazines are mostly advertising but I don’t think this issue was even 50 pages.

    • Tealie says:

      Have you seen Vouge recently?! It’s ghastly 80% of it is just a glorified add and they’ve taken out all the good gossipy and true fashion bits, I don’t even buy anymore!

  31. February-Pisces says:

    Did the queen tell us weekly this herself? Nah,

    You would think kate would have learned that the sugary self congratulatory articles make her look like a joke, especially after #katemiddletonsuccessstory trended on twitter a few months ago. These articles don’t make people actually like her, they just come cross as incredibly nauseating.

    You know this is straight from Ma midds mouth, cos they hardly ever mention Willie. I can see the Keenbridges PR splitting into two soon.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Maybe a new meme will start with all this keening? #KateMiddletonTheRock

      • MsIam says:

        I think The Rock may not like that, lol. Although I think if you put Dwayne’s head on Kate’s body or vice versa that would be pretty funny.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      I feel like their PR is already split, because this is hardly the first time an article with this narrative has been published. For me it became pretty blatant around the first quarter of 2020, with the excessive claims about Kate “finally stepping out of William’s shadow”, being the supposed cornerstone of the entire RF (LOL), being the person that William apparently needs to hold his hand through every little thing…it’s been PR piece after PR piece trying to make her more important/essential than she is. Like yeah, she’s the wife of the FFK and mother of another future king, but there’s nothing more than that. Diana was in her same exact position (even bigger, being POW), and look what happened. I feel like there’s been more Kate/Carole PR pieces than William/KP ones in the year so far, which is interesting. Most of William/KP’s efforts seem to be focused on targeting the Sussexes, while Kate/Carole’s are more about making Kate into some great mythical figure.

      • MsIam says:

        It feels like Kate/Carole are trying to convince someone that Kate is needed. Why go through all that effort if your spot is secure? I still feel that Charles wants to push her and her family out of the picture. Compared to the Middletons, I think Charles feels Meghan’s family is just a harmless nuisance plus they are all over here in the US and Meghan doesn’t speak to them. My tin-foil tiara theory: I would not be surprised if lawyers are already talking behind the scenes.

      • Maevo says:

        I think it’s also that William doesn’t sell aka get clicks the way Kate does. He’s boring and doesn’t wear pretty clothes. People always want to see more about the Royal women over the men.

  32. bettyrose says:

    What does it mean that TQ “sees” the Cambridges as the future of the monarchy? Isn’t it an inevitability unless the monarchy is abolished?

    • Tealie says:

      Honestly I don’t doubt she’s got it in her mind that that’s a possibility at this point, she seems to want to risk it all with the Andrew thing!

  33. 809Matriarch says:

    @MsIam: You could be on to something there! For the last year and a half, KP’s minions have approved the churning out of story after story with the same stupid message. Kate is stepping out of the shadows OR stepping up to the plate & is a paragon of dependability and steadfastness. Blah Blah Blah. Seems like somebody is trying way too hard to seem – how did Charles put it? – Non-negotiable.
    Obviously now that she has provided the mandatory heir and spares, she really serves no obvious purpose. She really has no talents and abilities. Meghan is no longer there to be compared to in a meaningful way. I’m keeping my eye on this game of thrones.

  34. Nyro says:

    Someone on lipstick alley made a great observation: this is pretty much the first embiggening article in several years that made no mention of Meghan in comparison to Kate. And none of the royal rota openly backed up Wooten on his voter attack on Meghan. That totally backfired on not only Dan and Piers but the family, big time. I wonder if this is a turning point and if the RF realize that they can no longer abuse Meghan and have called off their dogs. I’ve yet to see an article dragging her for the Steinem interview, which is interesting because that’s the kind of thing they’d usually want their pound of flesh for.

    • AMM says:

      Don’t speak too early. Gotta wait for the weekend crew to come in. They waited til last weekend to go coordinate their voting attack, despite the video coming out on Wednesday or Thursday.

      • Vanessa says:

        I’m sure this weekend the usually attacks will happen again those snobby racist royal reporters can’t keep Meghan name out their mouth . Meghan is living rent free in those reporters head they are obsessed with hating her but can’t help constantly talking about her she and Harry are so irrelevant according to those royal reporters but their the ones who continually to write multiple articles about the Sussex’s will failed with out the royal family. Instead the Sussex’s are thriving and successful making moves the Sussex’s were able to buy a forever home without those viper snobby racist knowing .

  35. Lizzie says:

    Has anyone in this century refered to their spouse as their ‘better half’. Although it’s kind of apprpriate as it was an embiggening phrase husbands used for their wives back in the day when the husband was usually the beadwinner.

    Sorry for multiple posts, I am just too upset about Kenosha so I am on the Royals today.

    • Tealie says:

      Ha ha lol Lizzie same I’ve posted so much. And honestly no because people in the 21st centaurs seem to understand that in a non toxic relationships you should be two FULL people rather than two broken halves needing fixing.

  36. Vanessa says:

    I Really do Think that kate and her mother are the ones behind the kate is so great stories you can tell Because it’s always the same line over and over . Kate will save the Royal Family how Great she is and how William is lost without her they described William as like the Meek house husband who couldn’t find his way out of the dark with Kate the great they basically described as Mary Poppies . They are always described kate as a mother does she have any sort of identity outside of being a mother it’s like the used that she mother as a sort of shield because she a mother no one allowed to call her out on her tacky tasteless behavior. I don’t believe that Kensington Palace is behind this I think kate and her mother they see the press that Meghan is getting in a Americans so their trying to corner the American media . Their trying to make kate seem as if she the new Diana that she not only love in the U.K but also the American media loves Kate don’t forget about kate see how wonderful she is . Kate and her mother successful help smearing Meghan they help the British tabloids dehumanized Meghan they got what they wanted Meghan is gone and so is Harry they can’t stand that Meghan hasn’t gone into hiding instead she thriving in American everything the Sussex’s do is newsworthy for days . IT doesn’t matter how many articles Kate and her mother have talking about how she so wonderful and she going to do this or that she found her voice at the tender age of 39 years old it’s all just bunch of hocus pocus . Kate will continually to hide behind her kids to avoided work she wants the money the glory and the titles without doing any of the hard work she wants to be admire and adores by the public and do nothing but live in a lavish luxury while the public pays for her lifestyle.

    • Tealie says:

      Yeah and even worse is that American media is the worlds dominant news source, in that it has a much greater global affect and reach. If Meghan has a hold of that she basically has a hold of everything.

    • Tealie says:

      Exactly, the same line and phraseology isn’t just going to ‘pop up’ magically across 12 different magazine covers and companies without influence, it’s definitely them.

  37. Züri says:

    Someone in Camp Cambridge has been planting lots of stories with US and People since PH and MM moved to California. It’s laughable how transparent PWT, KM and Carole are.

  38. The Recluse says:

    ahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  39. paddingtonjr says:

    It’s nice to see US Weekly take over the satire mantle from Mad Magazine: I really needed a laugh today!! Perfect header picture as always!

    Seriously, does TQ intereact with Kate outside of official engagements or holidays? I doubt she gives Kate much thought except in the context of the heir-to-the-heir’s wife and the heir-to-the-heir-to-the-heir’s mother. For years we’ve been told TQ leaves it up to each family as to making decisions about patronages, work, etc. And Kate has shown she’s great at the stepping back, not so good at making decisions or taking action.

  40. Rebecca says:

    I see Sophie of Wessex has been replaced as the “Queen’s rock”.

    It’s hilarious how this ALSO replaces Charles and Camilla.

    😂😂😂😂

  41. yinyang says:

    Oh good grief!

  42. wasp05 says:

    Why does she always have that manic look on her face? I’m genuinely asking. It’s so creepy!

    • CindyP says:

      She’s trying to appear approachable & engaged, which she isn’t capable of
      So she overcompensate, hence, the manic facial expressions

    • Tealie says:

      Overcompensation for personality and connection that’s not there.

  43. Well-Wisher says:

    Maybe this article is how Kate want to be defined. It would be so much easier to do rather than to keen. I wished she would’ve simply taken the advice that the queen gave much earlier in her marriage i.e work on a solid foundation in terms of their relationship. Instead William is out gardening and tending to rose(s).
    The advice, if taken would have done wonders for her self esteem and confidence and even in all things considered developed a proper work ethic as she looked forward to the future.
    Instead of all the keening, enough actual substantial voluntary services is missing from her CV.

  44. CindyP says:

    OMG, this is beyond parody. I idea that Kate’s “in charge” is absurd. Wouldn’t that fall to Charles?
    What is she doing? Checking the mail? Watering the plants? Dog sitting?

  45. JustMe says:

    In the header Kate’s hair looks like she wrestled her way through a garden of rose bushes trying to find Wandering Willy!

  46. Shannon Bullock says:

    “Kate asks for advice about speeches she’s due to make.” What speeches?

    • Tealie says:

      Girl who tf knows, Amy and those bumbling one-liners she pushes out every now and then to try and compete where she does not compare with Meghan 💀

  47. Mariane says:

    lol I’d be ashamed of myself if I was being promoted as a OBEDIENT SERVANT who follows rules and lives up to standard set by a sexist racist institution.
    No wonder billy picked her because no self respecting woman would stoop so low as to take in the abuse and infidelity on top of the constant fear that tabloids were writing nasty articles about her(pre marriage). Which reminds me of Gloria’s “linked not ranked” statement which bothered keen stans that they went to post abusive messages on Gloria’s account. Now her bitter base’s nasty comments are out there for all to see. I hope gloria writes about it