Prince William allowed cameras to follow him around for two years for his ITV doc

Britain's Prince William speaks with service users during a visit to the Garden House part of the Light Project in Peterborough, England, Thursday, July 16, 2020. The Garden House offers information, advice and support to the rough sleepers in Peterborough

Yesterday and today’s British papers are full of incendiary gossip about how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are doing a “reality show” in the vein of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. They are not. But it highlights, once again, the differences in how the British media specifically covers Prince Harry versus Prince William. What constitutes a “reality show” versus “docu-series” or documentary? Because from where I sit, William absolutely allowed cameras into his private life just so he could do his own “environmental documentary.” I even think he staged some scenes, like a true Kardashian. Prince William: A Planet For Us All will air on October 5 in the UK, and Harper’s Bazaar had some interesting information:

Shadowed for two years?? It’s not often that a member of the British royal family invites cameras to follow their every move, but when Prince William was approached by British documentary makers to shadow his environmental work for two years, there was only one answer for the future king. “Someone has to put their head above the parapet and say, I care about this,” the Duke of Cambridge says of his decision to take part in the ambitious TV documentary, titled Prince William: A Planet For Us All, which will show the royal champion major action for the natural world. “To have the belief that if we all work together, we can make a difference.”

He allowed cameras to document him in Sandringham?? In a preview of the ITV documentary shared by Kensington Palace with BAZAAR.com, Prince William is seen on travels that take him from Africa to Asia and many parts of the U.K., including London, Liverpool, and Sandringham. It’s on the estate of the latter that William reveals he grew up feeling a “deep connection” with the outdoors inherited from his father Prince Charles and grandfather Prince Philip. “My grandfather, my father, have been in the conservation, the environmental work for many years,” he says. “My grandfather was well ahead of his time. My father was ahead of his time. And I really want to make sure that, in twenty years, George doesn’t turn around and say, are you ahead of your time? Because if he does, we’re too late.”

His kids are his only “normal” frame of reference: “Now I have got George, Charlotte, and now Louis in my life—your outlook does change,” he says. “You want to hand over to the next generation, the wildlife in a much better condition.”

Kate picks up litter: Other moments in the special show William with wife Duchess Kate picking litter on a beach in Anglesey, Wales, where they first lived as a married couple. The couple can also be seen meeting the world’s most beloved naturalist, Sir David Attenborough at a ship-naming ceremony. The Cambridges also allowed documentary cameras to join them on their fall 2019 tour of Pakistan. In a scene where the couple are shown glaciers melting at record speed due to global warming, Kate comments, “Everyone’s asking all of us to protect the environment and what comes first is actually just to care about it in the first place. And you’re not necessarily going to care about it if you don’t know about it and that’s why we thought it was so important to come here.”

Kayaking for coronavirus?? In one of the final scenes, William is seen kayaking at a Hackney, London marshland that has been transformed into a vibrant nature reserve. As he glides through the water, the Duke of Cambridge reflects on the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the world. “I can’t talk about coronavirus without mentioning about how many people sadly lost their lives and how terrible and sad that all is,” he says. “But I think the tiny little ray of light, if, if there’s any ray of light from this, is that it allows us to take stock and to refocus our priorities.” He adds, “I’ve been really heartened by what I’ve been hearing from other people and how they’ve started to appreciate nature and experience it … If we can provide the same motivation with the environment we will have truly turned a corner. Investment, green fashion. We need to build back greener. Young people won’t stand for saying it’s not possible.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

The documentary was actually supposed to come out in April, so my guess is that William wanted the release pushed back, and he wanted to address the pandemic, so he staged the little kayaking scene. The whole thing is… well, it has the feel of busy-work. It has the feel of embiggening. Maybe William legitimately cares about the environment and conservation, but it mostly feels like William is just taking credit for tons of work being done by other people and other organizations. And yes, allowing cameras to follow him around for two years, even on the Queen’s private estate… well, imagine what they would say if it was H&M. In fact, William was filming this documentary at the same time he was “incandescent with rage” that Harry and Meghan allowed a film crew to document their African tour last year. Huh.

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  1. Kalana says:

    Green fashion? What green fashion have we seen from these two?

    They take helicopters everywhere, haven’t converted their oversized homes to be more environmentally friendly like Charles, and I don’t think they even own a hybrid vehicle.

    Where is William’s actual commitment besides empty pompous speeches? And Kate is a yuppie to her core. She doesn’t care about the environment. She just wants a pretty garden. What commitment have they shown in their own lives or country?

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      Here’s the thing I find maddening. I can think of 3 UK ethical and green fashion designers immediately that would be perfect eco brands to promote. Also, ecotourism is blowing up across the continent and there’s even eco travel for aristos, which by the way European travel is already pretty green as is. Before the UK succumbed to stupidity, someone could walk on a ferry and take a train from Copenhagen to anywhere on the continent.

      What I find hilarious is that William and Kate are falling into the traps they set for Harry and Meghan except they come off looking even worse to everyone that isn’t in the UK.

      • Kalana says:

        But then how would Kate dress like Rose/Diana/Meghan? Priorities!

        Edit: I spoke too soon. Kate managed to copy Meghan and wear repurposed denim. That’s impressive multitasking.

      • Myra says:

        This is something I really appreciated from Meghan. She wore a lot of sustainable fashions and environment/climate change was never really her platform.

        You’re right about the various eco/green options out there. William and Kate would be better off using their platform to highlight those, instead of making empty statements. I’m also excited to see how Travalyst changes the game a bit in sustainable tourism.

    • AnnaKist says:

      *Snaps fingers* Yuppy. Thanks Kalana. Now that you’ve said it, I can’t believe I couldn’t think of the word to describe her. She wants, as you say, a pretty garden, surrounding her very own chocolate-box princess castle filled with walk-in wardrobes – nay, *salons* – crammed with only the “raite” designers’ apparel, and where her utterly gorgeous and perfect children can gambol like little lambs to their heart’s content and serenade their darling parents and proud (Middleton) grandparents with their tinkling laughter and I’m waffling on again, aren’t I?
      I’m going back to my long study and essay on the adult film industry – my COVID project. Watch this space.

    • Amy Too says:

      Like Kate said in the clip near the glaciers, they’re still in the “letting everyone know that there is an environment out there to be worried about” phase. They are always in that phase. They NEVER go beyond that phase. All they ever do and is make a big deal out of “discovering” a problem that has been known and talked about and actually worked on by other people for decades, and then “bringing awareness” to the fact that there is a problem. Environmental concerns, mental health, raising children can be hard. “OMG did you guys even know there are glaciers here!? And they’re, like, moving!? Wow. Let’s tell everyone else about this. Maybe if they knew about it they could possibly maybe care. And then if they possibly maybe cared, they could also possibly maybe care about fixing it!”

      • Lorelei says:

        Amy Too you are so right!! It’s been obvious all along but for some reason the way you phrased it nailed it. They are always, ALWAYS “raising awareness.” Of things that literally everyone worldwide is already aware of. Never any meaningful actions, but constant “raising awareness” year after year after year.

        It actually reminds me of Donald Trump; he’s always learning things for the first time and assuming every else is learning it when he tells us about it. It’s beyond farcical.

      • Janice Hill says:

        You’re so right. When I read Kate’s quote, I thought to myself, “She used an awful lot of words to let people know the glaciers are melting.”

      • Feeshalori says:

        That’s Kate’s environmental word salad, explaining the obvious.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Exactly my thought, Amy Too. You described it well.

      • Nic919 says:

        They project their ignorance on others assuming that the world is as selfish and insular as them. No one in their circle of ass kissers tells them that the world is quite aware of the environmental issues out there.

        They truly are as stupid as Dump. But then again William was raised in a similar way to him. Kate is prepared to sell her soul just as Melania did. They really are quite alike.

  2. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    No wonder Willie was so salty about Harry getting that Netflix deal. And no wonder about the obsessive embiggening. It must suck to know the little brother got all the charisma.

    As someone who works with green causes all the time, his lassiez-faire attitude towards environmental causes is utterly insulting. My god Charles may as well put the script in front of him and he couldn’t appear interested.

    It’s pretty clear foots have been put down and William was told to commit to a cause. But it’s something to watch how he even makes it about him.

    • Nyro says:

      Like I said before, he’s latched himself to his dad’s legacy, yet he hasn’t done the work, taken the hits over the years, nor displayed any real interest or passion on the subject. He’s done nothing but be sired by Charles and somehow thinks that makes him “heir” to Charles’ life’s work and passion. It just goes to show just how much he buys into this bloodline and birth order bull rap. Not only will he inherit his dad’s job as king one day, but apparently, he thinks he also inherits the credit and respect for his dad’s nearly 50 years of study and work on environmental issues.

      William is truly a dull, stupid, passionless man. He’s the lazy dimwit party boy the press so desperately wants Harry to be.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        He reminds me of Czar Nicholas. Too out of touch and doesn’t care about anyone. That seems to be telling of his reign.

  3. Ginger says:

    On Twitter, Sky News has a story on this and William is getting dragged for his hypocrisy. And it’s not Sussex fans dragging him.

    • Kalana says:

      Lol. “Where’s Prince Harry when you need him. This one is broken.” 💀

    • Becks1 says:

      I just went and looked. wowsers. People are not having it.

      • Nyro says:

        The backlash is coming. People are sick of “Perfect Future King” William and “Never Put a Foot Wrong English Rose” Kate. They’re both below average in everyday, lazy, and arrogant. And yet for the last four years, they’ve gotten damn near 100% positive press, not because they’re actually great, but for simply breathing and not being H&M. It was going to cause a backlash eventually. The best thing about him being dragged this morning on social media is that it’s not coming from the Sussex squad but from regular folks who don’t even keep up with royal drama and gossip.

      • Nic919 says:

        Someone posted that William has the carbon footprint of several small countries. It’s so great I had to steal it.

    • Merricat says:

      Lol

    • Mindy_Dopple says:

      I’m just refreshing their twitter story about this because the comments are hilarious. I’m glad they’re finally getting hit for their hypocrisy.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Mindy, can you please link to that? I’d love to read it.

      • Mindy_Dopple says:

        I tried posting it but maybe it’s not allowed? I just googled Sky News Twitter and found it on their feed. You had to scroll a little bit but you’ll see his pompous self atop of a mountain picture. There are some tweets asking how exactly he got to the top of that mountain for that picture…..and of course — he didn’t hike it – he was placed there by a helicopter.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Ok, thanks!

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        It’s quite comical actually because they are truly not holding back by comparing how Harry was speaking about Women’s Rights over 10 years ago and Harry speaking several years ago about his discussions in regards to Climate Change. Also they are beating up W&K since TQ bought them a $13M helicopter that they use to travel 5 miles between homes and use it instead of the local trains. They are slaying W&K left and right!! Also, pointed out that Harry gave up hunting and sold all of his hunting equipment at the request of Meghan, and W&K get slammed again for taking their kids, on 2 private helicopters with the last month, to take George hunting!! It’s quite comical actually!!
        https://twitter.com/search?q=prince%20william%20sky%20news&src=typed_query
        Here is the link, but the first one I found was better but this is good too!!

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Yeah the first thing I saw on Twitter was Prince William getting dragged for using the carbon emissions of several small countries. Not that this isn’t entirely true, but the hypocrisy is multilayered here. The accusations of Harry going Hollywood, while Kate is “acting by picking up trash“ and the kids who are supposed to be so sheltered had cameras on them for 2 years?

      Also, and I cannot stress this enough, watching William for and entire documentary… omg snooze. Penis with teeth is not that interesting.

  4. Becks1 says:

    Lordy. that quote from Kate.

    if part of the point of this is to humanize William and his environmental work, I don’t think this is going to do it. Is it just him traveling around the world and saying “we need to save the planet?”

    • Sarah says:

      Because how can you care about glaciers melting if you don’t visit them.

      I know them going draws attention to this particular issue but this is the first I’m hearing of their visit.

      • Becks1 says:

        Oh that was on the Pakistan trip last year. They took several different helicopters to reach the glaciers so Kate could give that quote! So environmentally friendly!

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      Considering Harry was the hardcore “military bro” and is supposedly less learned than William, I find it funny how Harry can learn and make his talking points super interesting. Whereas William can’t be bothered to stick to a script.

      • Lorelei says:

        @NotSoSimple: I think it comes across that way for two reasons- Harry actually cares about whatever cause he’s speaking about. He doesn’t do things for photo ops or just to up his numbers (not that his numbers matter anymore, lol.) I don’t know if there’s anything that William genuinely cares about besides William and his reputation.

        It sort of reminds me of how kids who are smart when they’re little don’t have to put in much effort in school, and then they’re in for a shock later in life when everything doesn’t come so easy. Harry has *always* had to work a little harder than most so he is used to it and open to it.

        Second of all I think, and this is JMO, that Harry knows and can admit that he needs to learn from other people before speaking out on a subject. He’s not as egotistical as William. He seems like he would absolutely admit that he didn’t know x, y, z about a topic and then take the time to really listen to people who do. With William, it’s so obvious that he’s just doing things like this because he has to do “something.” He doesn’t listen and absorb or internalize anything because he knows he can just forget all of it as soon as the cameras stop rolling. Again JMO!

    • Kalana says:

      To be humanized, William would have to approach something with humility and he clearly doesn’t want to do that. He is the FFK, statesman etc. He should study Barack Obama to get an idea of how to look genuinely confident instead of overcompensating.

      They’re announcing something with Earthshot in October. Poor pompous Will didn’t get his traveling awards show though.

    • Merricat says:

      Lol. Kate utterly revealed herself. Too self-absorbed to notice anything that doesn’t come with a designer’s name and matching bag. And William isn’t fooling anyone, which is vastly more amusing than watching him juggle.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate has always been a shallow ding dong. Her entire life was composed of staying thin and shopping, and getting her hair done. The amount she has wasted on her wardrobe alone probably takes up 5% of the worlds spending on clothing, most of which she wears once.

    • Mumbles says:

      “ Everyone’s asking all of us to protect the environment and what comes first is actually just to care about it in the first place. And you’re not necessarily going to care about it if you don’t know about it and that’s why we thought it was so important to come here.”

      Lol I copied this as I read it because it was breathtakingly banal. These people are amazingly shallow. And her husband isn’t any better.

      I wonder if it’s generational. Diana and Charles were interesting to listen to, and I chalk that up to them being curious people. Hell, before she became awful, Fergie was sort of jolly and funny in interviews. I don’t think Kate has many interests besides her kids.

      • Merricat says:

        YES. The Cambridges seem to have no curiosity at all, about anything. I find that so strange.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate continually reveals her empty nature when she speaks because the few times she does speak it is these vague meaningless nothings. It’s hard to believe this is a woman with post secondary education.

    • ShazBot says:

      this is what drives me crazy – why does NOBODY in the media say “but what have you actually done?”

      Because what HAS he actually done? Charles at least leaned into organic farming and how that can help and be implemented in the UK. That is a good, tangible project.

      Has W done anything at all?? Legitimate question here, because what am I missing?

      • Becks1 says:

        I honestly don’t know. Even his trips to Africa seem to be more about hunting and going on safari, and less about conservation. I know he’s involved with a few charities aimed at the environment and wildlife, but I don’t think he’s “done” anything.

        I feel like “the environment’ to William is the same thing as “mental health” – he’s just going to talk about in vague terms and say “we need to do something” and that’s going to be it.

      • Lorelei says:

        How I wish that would happen! The absolute most William could say is that he *maybe* takes helicopters less frequently. The thing is, the royal reporters who cover him aren’t real journalists, they’re stenographers for the BRF and will basically write what they’re told. They would never cover an engagement of one of the royals in any way besides glowing. It’s the same reason no one ever publicly asks Kate why she does so little for her patronages and did NOTHING to even attempt to help when two of them were going bankrupt.

        Sorry for the second Trump reference in the same thread, lol, but it reminds me of how derelict the media has been in covering him. None of the reporters (with a handful of exceptions) press him for answers because none of them want to lose their place in the White House Press Corps which would mean losing their precious “access.”

  5. Dropbear says:

    Righto. All that screeching from the BM and BRF about the Sussexes supposedly doing a reality show, was clearly huge case of projection. Because PWT has done it, therefore so must have the Sussexes – twisted logic from BM and BRF.

    • Merricat says:

      That’s Trumpian logic–no substance, all projection.

    • Likeyoucare says:

      Maybe william staf send a filler to the RR about sussexes wanted to do a reality show so that the RR will bash them. Meanwhile, william wait to announce his own reality show and hope everyone will praise him because he did a better, bigger and royally than harry documentary.

    • Ella says:

      Recent Court Circular:

      ‘The Duchess of Cambridge afterwards held a Meeting with Mrs. Alice Webb (Chief Executive Officer, Eagle Rock Entertainment) via telephone.’

      Hmmmm…..

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Hmm, ‘A day in the life of Royal wiglets in their natural habitat’.

      • Becks1 says:

        Could you imagine if Meghan had put every telephone call she made on the court circular?

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks LMAO the court circular would end up being as long as War and Peace if every phone call Meghan made was added. I’m cackling just thinking about it.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        If you read the court circular and see what they call work. Every single phone call and zoom call is recorded. Every meeting with Jason Knauff, every earthshot meeting, duchy of cornwall meetings. they have been going on a spree since they came back from the summer holidays. i still don’t think they put in an 8 hour day. More like 4 or 5.

  6. ABritGuest says:

    I agree with Wills that his grandfather & dad were ahead of their time on discussing environment concerns so guess he’s saying he’s the one to pick up their mantle and put his head above the parapet. But Charles still seems to be going on this issue and has already put his head above the parapet and been bashed over this issue so this seems a bit off.

    I saw a headline saying he talks about lobbying politicians about the environment in the doc. No uproar about being political promoted by a bitter British press though. Interesting. Also interesting that in all the bashing yesterday over a rumour about Netflix reality series- fact William was filmed over two years in this way managed to escape commentary.

    • Tessa says:

      Philip did kill wildlife like Tigers who are now endangered species. He may not be the best role model IMO.

  7. Noki says:

    The press makes it seem like the Sussexes are going to do some warts and all reality show. Like the Newlyweds,Osbournes,real house wives mess.

  8. tee says:

    Imagine needing sooo much to help to prop you up, despite already being a future monarch. There’s a lot he could have done to build his credibility in this field during this extended period before becoming the PoW, and he just hasn’t. Far more “look, we should do stuff” than actually doing stuff. It’d be embarrassing if he wasn’t void of self awareness.

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      But that would require His Highness to put in effort.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        William doesn’t do work. That’s for plebs.

      • Lorelei says:

        The most amazing aspect of it, to me, is how shameless he is about it. He so blatantly lets it show how little he gives a sh!t. I will never forget the visit he made (don’t remember where) when he literally said, out loud and in public (!!), that he hadn’t read his briefing papers. Which is an insult to everyone involved— the person who worked hard to prepare them and everyone at the facility he was visiting. The audacity! Does he just not realize how obnoxious it is for him to say something like that?

        I think that *he* thinks that he comes off as charmingly funny, but he just doesn’t. The “joke” about Covid, his “joke” one time at Wimbledon about how all of the peasants would get home because there was some sort of transit strike (I think— don’t remember the details). He doesn’t realize how inappropriate he really is and no one will tell him because he’s had sunshine blown up his ass from the day he was born; raised to believe he was better than everyone else and clearly believes it himself now.

      • Nyro says:

        Lorelei,
        How rude. PWT is such a jackass. He clearly cares little about his engagements, and even less so about the actual people he’s supposed to be helping and the actual work he’s supposed to be doing. I’ve noticed that this kind of rude behavior seems to be encouraged among the aristo set. Like the “lessers” are just supposed to see it as cute and charming. It’s like how all the royal reporters and royalists loved it when Harry was irresponsible, getting into fights, falling out of the club drunk at 4am, etc. They look up to these people as gods and admire the fact that they get to be rude and amoral yet still prosper in life and held up as the social standard.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        William seems like a throwback to his great-great Grandfather George V. Very autocratic, wants to go his own way and doesn’t take kindly to dissent.

      • notasugarhere says:

        More like the Duke of Windsor. Petulant, selfish, demands everyone think he is a genius.

  9. Myra says:

    Every time. Every single time like clockwork. Not surprised to learn some other royals were doing the actual reality tv show after all.

    Also, I doubt very much that it was the filmmakers who did the approaching. And, if your grandparents instilled the importance of the environment ahead of his time, how come you use a helicopter on a regular basis?

    Catherine has really mastered the art of making the most basic statements and I’m nitpicking at this point, but picking up litter just for the cameras (for your show) is so [insert any word used against Meghan during the past three years here].

  10. Nyro says:

    Ahh, so there is a royal reality show now, it’s just that it’s for William. I mean, according to Cambridge fans, if you show your face on a documentary, it’s reality tv so…

  11. My3cents says:

    So if they were following him around for 2 years most of it was:
    -William watching telly
    - Trimming Rose Bushes (wildlife and nature part ?)
    - speed dialing the paps on his brother
    - Working out with the other mummies
    - Holidaying /vacationing
    -Just free style raging

    I’m sure this will be a really interesting watch.

    • Kalana says:

      It took two years for them to finally get enough material.

      “Feel like working today, your highness?”
      “No. Rather play Xbox. Maybe next month.”
      *security frisks crew on their way out.*

      • Merricat says:

        Perfect.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        i am sure it was his usual press team that follow him around filming and taking photos. this was not a special project. he asked them to put together a mish mash of any good footage they have, and he films the narration afterwards.

  12. Scollins says:

    Omg too funny. Kate picking up litter LOLOLOLOLOLOL
    These people are beyond pathetic. Idc who’s doing their SM and advising these days, it’s a fail.
    Wills and Kate will be a main reason the monarchy will be abolished and I’m predicting it will happen sooner rather than later.

  13. BlueSky says:

    OMG HE IS BREAKING ROYAL PROTOCOL!!!! It’s the end of the monarchy!!!🙄🙄

  14. Harper says:

    Wills is almost forty and I guess it’s time to select a passion. Sigh. He really is the one who is “lost.” Charles and Philip were never lost. They got on with it and dove into creative pursuits. I remember reading how Philip decided Elizabeth’s coronation would be televised (REALITY TV!!) and he engineered/drove the whole production, which was an amazing, progressive feat for the times. Charles has stuck his head and neck out for architectural preservation and organic food progress way before his time…to the point where he was a joke. Charles talking to his plants and all that. Philip and Charles didn’t crowdsource what would make them look good, which is what it looks like Will is doing right now.

    I think Will needs a life coach. The incandescent anger is telling him something and he needs someone to guide him through it and figure it out. The monarchy might collapse at some point, which I think Wills would find very freeing. But until then, we get these lame, dull, initiatives that are pointless.

    • Snuffles says:

      I was saying yesterday that William is the most ill equipped future monarch they have had in over a century and The Firm knows it. They know they are screwed.

      Charles has his clear passions, actually created things like The Princes Trust and Duchy’s Organics. He has some good ideas but he is not well liked because he was a terrible husband and father and married his side piece. And the world will be reminded of that again when The Crown airs this November.

      Will, as you said, is lost. He’s lazy, entitled, doesn’t seem to have any real interests and only speaks vaguely on issues but does nothing to support them except do photo ops and have his people try to PR spin it into something significant. He bullied the Sussex’s out of the country. The real work horses and the ones with the real, actionable projects with tangible results and now he can’t even ride their coattails.

      That’s why they are trying to strong arm Harry back because he was the best representative of the monarchy they had.

      • lanne says:

        strong arming him to come back by poisoning the entire country against him, his wife, and his baby? Then again, these are a bunch of crackheads we’re talking about here in terms of the courtiers.

      • anotherlily says:

        I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with this Snuffles. They are trying to strong arm the Sussexes back but with disgraceful bullying tactics. If they continue in this way they will destroy themselves.

      • kerwood says:

        @Snuffles, once again, very well said. The royal family only realize NOW that without Harry and Meghan, they’re stuck with Willileaks and Keen Katie as the ‘future of the monarchy’. And they just don’t cut it, no matter how much the ‘grey men’ try to big them up.

        Willileaks and Keenie are boring and lazy. They only started doing anything that resembled work because they were competing with the Sussexes. If Meghan hadn’t arrived on the scene, they’d still be ‘on holiday’.

        The saddest thing is that Britain has the royal family it deserves.

    • Nic919 says:

      This is an excellent comment. William is so cynical and insincere in his “causes” and clearly doesn’t live up to them in any way, which is why this always comes off so fake. Charles did implement changes but William prefers to pretend he cares about the environment because of what his father and grandfather have done without mentioning anything he has actually done. He’s almost 40 and it’s pathetic that he has done so little with his extreme privilege.

      • Lady D says:

        He’s a hypocrite. His family has over half a dozen cars, not one of which is electric. There are no solar panels on the roof of KP, and they use helicopters like we use a bus. I wonder if he stresses the vital importance of water conservation to his children or teaches them that growing food can sustain a family and help the environment at the same time? He hunts game large and small, but continually lectures us to save the planet. Screw him and his hypocritical early years good mental health, wife. I hate hypocrites.

      • Feeshalori says:

        He’s really the poster child for do what I say, not what I do.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Nic: Charles would never admit it, but inside he must be so, so disappointed at how William turned out. I bet he wishes Harry had been born first.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        I always thought Charles had more of a hand in Harry’s upbringing than he did William’s. William has always felt more like a product of Elizabeth and Philip.

  15. JT says:

    It’s interesting that Will thinks allowing cameras will save the environment when Harry has actually created an organization that will help the environment. Travalyst is an ecotourism company that will make traveling more sustainable for the environment.
    Harry brought together major players in the industry like Visa, Booking.com, TripAdvisor, and more which could be a game changer in travel when it’s fully up and running. COVID put a dent in the plans I believe, but Harry did say Travalyst will be tackling the hit to the industry created by the virus. (Again this was put together before covid, so it’s kind of amazing that he was ahead of the curve. Harry actually cares about sustainability) Harry is truly doing something concrete to help with the environment and the actual heir to Charles’s and Philip’s legacies. But sure Will, save the planet with kayaking.

  16. Sofia says:

    This is really the first time I’ve heard him getting really into the environment. He seems to have had some interest in conservation (which to me always sounded like excuse for African safaris) but before now, it really seemed like he really doesn’t have one – mental health is one but that seemed more like Harry and even Kate’s interest more than his.

    I really don’t know what he’s passionate about.

    • Kalana says:

      Mental health was his excuse for hanging out with footballers.

    • BOYD says:

      He’s managed by the Grey Suits. Under their control he’s not passionate about much.

    • Merricat says:

      Botany, maybe?

    • S808 says:

      Football. He could really tie mental health into sports but he doesn’t seem interested in doing anything further than going to a bar and “talking” about mental health with them.

      • Sofia says:

        He tried but like you say, it seemed like it was just an excuse to hang out with footballers and drink beer and pass it off as “work”.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        and what exactly were the lads talking about while they drank a heineken? how stressed they were? and meanwhile the wife is home with the three kids making dinner, helping them with homework and baths and pulling her hair out.

        that heads up campaign is not even properly fleshed out.

  17. RedWeatherTiger says:

    I wonder when his doc will air in the States? I want to make sure not to watch.

  18. BOYD says:

    Documentaries is what Harry plans to do with Netflix, yet its a problem because everything Harry does is a problem to the Tories and Royalists.

  19. Digital Unicorn says:

    Hmm, seems the UK press and the Cambridges have a new tactic when it comes to bashing the Sussex’s. Put out a negative story about what they are ‘allegedly’ doing and how its the end of the world as we know it and then a few days later drop a story about the Cams doing the same thing but it’s the best thing ever cause Willileaks and the FemBot are doing it, and who are doing it BETTER and PROPERLY.

    • Nic919 says:

      Gaslighting to the extreme by the British media.

      William is as much of as environmentalist as the Dump boys. And they all have similar levels of greed immaturity and hypocrisy. What is the difference between the RR and Fox News at this point in terms of propaganda for these fools? Not much.

  20. Noodle says:

    In the part of the doc that references coronavirus, I would love for them to show his interaction with first responders about how everyone thinks they have CV19, but “No, you have a cough.” There’s no way anyone could have predicted what it would become, but joking about it at the time was incredibly tone deaf. What a surprise!

  21. Merricat says:

    A lot has been made of Harry’s fragility after Diana’s death, but I wonder how much help William actually got, as well. Little to none, is my guess. Both boys, damaged and left to fend for themselves in terms of grieving their mother. Despicable, what was done to them, and now we see the results.

    • Nyro says:

      The fact that Harry hadn’t been to therapy until he was a grown man nearing 30 is shocking. I seriously doubt William’s ever been. You have two kids who lose their mom suddenly. And their mom happens to be the most famous woman in the world, who dies while being chased by photographers. And then you have to mourn in front of the world. And on top of that, no one gets you into counseling for your grief. Such horrible people. I don’t know how Harry feels about his dad and grandparents, but he has every right to be very angry.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        I like to believe that the moment Harry had to step behind his mother’s coffin he began plotting his escape. It may have been unconscious but I believe that was the moment an escape plan was hatched in his head.

  22. I pet goat 2 says:

    “ Someone has to put their head above the parapet and say, I care about this“ – *someone*??? Ahahaha cause nobody does? Ok billy

    • Dee says:

      I found that statement terribly pretentious as well.

      • Lorelei says:

        I shrieked with laughter at “parapet.” Absolutely ridiculous. And he’s so pompous and pampered, he doesn’t realize how ludicrous he sounds.

        At least he’s good for a laugh sometimes!

      • lanne says:

        who the hell other than him even has a “parapet” to put one’s head over?

    • Lizzie says:

      Someone like…David Attenborough? Please tell me if I’m wrong but isn’t he just copying Attenborough’s Netflix documentary?

  23. Nic919 says:

    There is a document going around that shows the Cambridges took 188 helicopter rides at a cost of almost 1 million. That’s almost 4 times per week, which is insane waste. And there are 59 charter private flights on top of it. This is a level of travel that probably takes 1000 normal people to do in a year, maybe longer because most people don’t even have access to a helicopter.

    The cause of saving the environment is fine, but the Cambridges live such a wasteful lifestyle and take up such a large percentage of resources themselves that they really can’t be taken seriously unless they start being less wasteful. Kate wearing a designer outfit twice in two years won’t cut it.

    • Amy Too says:

      And you could MAYBE claim that those flights and helicopter rides were justified if will and Kate actually did some very strong, far reaching, lasting, positive work that would offset the negative environmental consequences. But they don’t. They’re taking helicopters so that they can look at a glacier and “discover” that the environment is somewhere out here and it might need something. Or a helicopter so that Kate can have a photo op at a baby supplies donation center where she carried one box in. Or private charter flights to take a vacation. Or the very important event where Kate transplanted a sunflower. Or the super important event where will joked about coronavirus. Or the very important event where his security threw an uber driver to the ground so that will and his frat boy friends could eat takeout and talk about…. football? Mental health? I don’t remember. Nothing they do has any kind of positive impact besides MAYBE “awareness that this thing/charity exists.” And I don’t think any of that justifies the amount of helicopter and charter flight rides they’re taking.

      • Lorelei says:

        They think they’re doing hard work. They literally think they need to “raise awareness” about climate change as if there is absolutely anyone on this earth who isn’t aware of it already. Exactly like mental health: as if the world needed to be told by William and Kate that mental health is important.

        For all of the resources they have, they truly seem to have the worst PR team on the planet.

  24. Deanne says:

    How tacky. Maybe they should strip him of his titles. The hypocrisy of the RF and their ilk is really hard to wrap your head around.

  25. CoffeeNYC says:

    One of the things irritates me about prince Williams is when he talks about our planet and nature etc. This is the same guy who gave an arrogant white privileged comment of justifying hunting animals in Africa. This comment wasn’t just based on ignorance (give him a pass he didn’t know) this comment was based on believing it’s very righteous to this hunting games and allow people hunting conservative wild animals. You know what Greedy prince they are part of our planet too, this is their planet too!! I hope people called him out on this and I am glad people are not taking on his BS!!
    https://protectallwildlifeblog.com/prince-william-trophy-hunting-is-not-conservation/

    • Kalana says:

      His rich friends probably make money from it and William lacks integrity so he just said whatever. Look at when he visited a site in China where the elephants were actually being mistreated even though he had been informed beforehand. He wanted the photo op so he went anyway.

      • CoffeeNYC says:

        Wow the nerve of this guy!! I didn’t know about China trip. China also have their way of concealing negative press so I didn’t hear about this story 😔

  26. BOYD says:

    William and Kate image are so tightly managed, that they’re irrelevant. They gave Kate an out. “you do the kids and the little stuff” She’s reminding me of Simon and Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson song.

  27. Lizzie says:

    The Rage Prince let camera’s film him occasionally for 2 years until he finally got someone to air it.

  28. Mariane says:

    So suddenly reality shows are royal norm!! I knew the UK tabloids were projecting just like they did when they found out about harry Travalyst initiative before its launch and KP leaking where they were vacationing to bully him. Remember the google summit story on daily fail which was initially about the keenbridges joining and mingling with celebs but was changed to harry being barefoot and hysterical!!!

    As someone else mentioned I love that people are not falling for this. Alot of people are calling him hypocrite on bbc and itv articles. I mean how stupid is he to think he’ll get away without criticism for using private jets and helicopters as well as taking George recently to hunt caged animals for sport!

  29. Le4Frimaire says:

    We can point out this or that double standard or hypocrisy until we’re blue in the face. It is what it is. This is why the Sussexes should just do what works for them because it doesn’t matter, the reaction will be the same. It’s not about what they do, but about who is doing it. Britain, this ones for you, I guess.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      I agree with you completely. No matter what H/M does, there will be blow back from the BM because it’s not about what they do, but who they are. You could see that with the things that Meghan especially did while royaling. She was scrutinized and shredded no matter how successful she was. The BM is especially keen to continue that now H/M have escaped to L.A. I’m so happy they left and I hope they continue to just do whatever feels right because no matter what they will be shredded.

  30. EM says:

    Did they catch any footage of William trimming the rose bushes?

    • Harper says:

      Not these cameramen, but someone did at some point, I suspect. I think that’s why when the tabs say, “Dance!”, Will dances. Or serves up some new H&M gossip. Or lets his kids get photographed.

  31. Kkat says:

    OMG Willnot🤡 is getting druuuugggggg hard on twitter lol
    Like 99.9% of all comments where ever I looked on the subject were negative against him 😂🤣

  32. SilentStar says:

    It sounds like William thinks that going around on camera acknowledging and commenting on environmental issues and the work that is being done by others is legitimate “work”.

  33. February-Pisces says:

    Willie is so dumb that he doesn’t realise that when he got the press to call harry a ‘hypocrite’ for using a private jet, that he was setting himself up too. Now all anyone will do is point out how much he love to fly around in a helicopter and private plane. It goes to show how short sighted he is in his smear campaign against his brother.