Duchess Kate steps out (maskless) to assume the co-presidency of the Scouts

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I’m not going to harp on and on about it, but the Duchess of Cambridge’s eyebrows look strange/different, right? Did she dye them? Hm. These are photos of Kate at a somewhat socially distanced outdoor event today for the Cub and Beaver Scouts. Kate was always a patron to the Scouts organization – that was one of her first patronages when she became a royal. But she barely manages one event with them a year. Still, they gave her a “promotion.”

The Duchess of Cambridge has become the first woman to be named president of the Scouts as she takes on a joint role at the organisation. Kate, 38, has been named joint president of The Scout Association, alongside the Duke of Kent, who is the Queen’s cousin. Not only is Kate the first woman to have held the role, it’s also her first presidency.

Kate said: “For many children and young people, The Scout Association plays a key role as they build relationships and develop the skills they need to succeed in later life. When I volunteered with the Scouts on Anglesey eight years ago, I was struck by the huge impact the organisation has on inspiring young people to support their communities and achieve their goals. I am delighted to be joining The Duke of Kent as joint president of the association and look forward to working with Scouts across the country as they strive to make a positive difference to our society.”

To mark the announcement, Kate is visiting the 12th Northolt Scout Group in West London, to hear how the group has adapted during the pandemic, including their #TheGreatIndoors campaign.

[From Yahoo Sports]

She’s really coming for all of the Duke of Kent’s patronages, huh? First it was Wimbledon (the Duke of Kent was the longtime royal patron, and he got to hand out trophies) and now the Scouts? But I can see why the Scouts would want a youngish mum – especially one who embraces the outdoor lifestyle – to be their co-president.

Anyway, Kate spent time with the kids and they roasted marshmallows and Kate even ate one! No one wore masks but it does look like they tried to keep six feet apart. Still, they should have worn masks. All of them.

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  1. BOYD says:

    Why is this in the news? I think she’s fake. I recall all that Fab 4 blah blah, and their big plans, what have they’ve done since Harry left? NOTHING.

    • mynameispearl says:

      The Scouts are a charity, this is promotion for the Scouts. Fairly standard no?

    • Lilah casting says:

      Thats true there are certainly real celebrities more worthy, of talking about than some woman who is only famous because she married in to a famous Royal family.

      • notasugarhere says:

        EACH had to call in Rose Hanbury and Ed Sheeran. Expect the Scouts will need to do the same.

      • Yinyang says:

        Yeah. And those celebrities need the publicity because it provides them income. These useless lazies get paid either way. The only reason they come out is so they can fawn over their own billion pictures on the net and see which poses they like best.

    • Nievie says:

      Well it could be when you look at the history of the scouts and how the founder was a brutal colonist and white supremacist. Google Robert Baden-Powell.

  2. Florence says:

    Oh my god the eyebrows.

  3. Harper says:

    Bye Scouts! See you in eight years or probably even longer than that!

  4. Seraphina says:

    Must be nice to not do much work and have people paid to put together videos and make it appear like you are working hard.

    • Lemons says:

      That’s so true! There’s like two sets of B-roll for Kate and the rest is literally the Duke of Kent over the years with a splice of the Queen. How dreadful.

    • kelleybelle says:

      All that manic smiling and forced enthusiasm must be exhausting. Yet no movement in her forehead. Hmmmm …

  5. Kalana says:

    Interesting that they didn’t force the Duke of Kent out. Maybe Kate doesn’t want to be expected to show up to things and this way the organization will still have a royal patron present?

    But what a waste to have two royals as patrons of one organization.

    • mynameispearl says:

      It’s just way better promo to have Kate, if the Duke of Kent had done this event it wouldnt have been covered anywhere.

      • Kalana says:

        But Kate would have to commit to actually showing up and also participate in fundraising efforts. We’ll have to see if she visits at least once a year.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate did a few scout events in the past without being co president. Giving her that position is a waste because she rarely attends any of her patronages outside of Wimbledon. Duke of Kent is once again shoved to the side. Not very classy.

    • Humbugged says:

      The Duke of Kent has had a bunch of stokes . They are replacing him from being out front to staying on as the named Royal

  6. M says:

    She went a little heavy with her Anastasia of Beverly Hills brow pomade looks like. And nice to see she’s still got a good cosplay in her after so much time Zooming away! Such a joke.

    • Züri says:

      My thoughts exactly on the cosplay. Does she think that outdoorsy people actually wear shooting vests (it’s a skeet shooting vest by Barbour, I believe) and See by Chloe boots? Because Chloe is so well-known for their outdoor wear? She’s such a superficial poser.

      Didn’t notice the brows until others commented on it. She looks a lot like a haggard Carole in her recent photos. (Yes, I know these comments are on her looks, which I really try to not do, but this cosplay nonsense goes with her overall lack of any tangible substance.)

      • Lady2Lazy says:

        At least she isn’t wearing those awful boots that she has had for 10+ years that she wore on that magazine cover!! They have seen better times and there are some pieces to keep for good and those boots are not it!! But the vest looks ridiculous 🙄

  7. Sofia says:

    She really needs to visit her patronages more. She has around 20 or something. Making a few visits a year is not super hard. Heck even a visit a year if she’s feeling lazy. There’s some patronages she hasn’t visited in over a year.

    It’s these kind of engagements that are relatively stress free in terms of time commitment required, gain court circular entries and the royal is in and out in 45 minutes. Focus on these type of things instead of trying to create these big projects.

    • HeatherC says:

      She could visit each one once a year, once a week. That leaves plenty of time for shopping, blowouts and vacations.

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      Isn’t there one of her patronage’s that she has only visited twice in eight years and it sits not too far from their main home, if I am correct? I think I remember, before the racist rallies, that they had pictured her going to one of them that she hadn’t been to in eight years, even though it’s close to their home. And the RR’s were pointing that out. My how things have changed with their since they were able to subject their microscope onto a new victim, yet magnified by a thousand!

  8. Jessie Quinton says:

    It’s the eyebrows and all the maniacal smiling for me.

    • Meg says:

      Yes! the smile! What on earth is so funny? Is she just posing?

    • Vava says:

      The eyebrows make her look downright sinister. And that fake smile makes her look like Barbie.
      Hate the entire outfit. That vest is ugly and those jeans would look better with a bulky sweater.

    • February-Pisces says:

      I think the crazy over the top smile is because she knows people think she’s boring and dull. She’s trying to look more animated and fun, like she actually has a personality. Her eyebrows are bad Botox. It’s called the Spock brow where it’s suppose to lift your eyelids, but just makes you look crazy. Plus she clearly doesn’t know how to use an eyebrow pencil.

  9. Noki says:

    It is still shocking on just how EASY their ‘job’ (they dont have to do the administration,follow up,manage the day to day operations)but sill the lack of effort or interest they put in. I guess they are trying to show that they will not be forced or expected to do anything they dont want to. So why not just pick one or two and then give it your all.

  10. Dropbear says:

    Keen’s eyebrows need passports of their own, that’s all I’ve got 😅

  11. Becks1 says:

    The eyebrows, to me, look like they were overwaxed/plucked and she tried filling them in with a pencil and they ended up looking….like that.

    Is that outfit part of the scout uniform in the UK?

    • Nic919 says:

      No one else is dressed like her. The only thing that relates to the scouts is the tricolour scarf… the rest is her own spin on scouting.

      • Becks1 says:

        Okay I wanted to make sure because the adventuring vest is cracking me up. Is that her new “go to” look for “outdoorsy activities” (rather than her typical field jacket?)

  12. OriginalLala says:

    those brows….yeesh.

  13. Digital Unicorn says:

    Lucky scouts – they are about the only org (other than Wimbledon) that get regular visits from her.

    She overdid the brow pencil – she looks so much better when her makeup is done by a professional.

  14. Aimee says:

    Why are these people not wearing masks?? Pretty much everyone in the US does (except morons who are afraid of losing their “freedom.”)

    • Vava says:

      yeah, they should all be wearing masks. Lead by example, you dolts!

      • Nancy says:

        This is a tired topic. Their govt mandates when they think masks are necessary. They are following the guidelines. Pap photos of plenty of celebs out and about in London will show that many are not wearing them. It is not the norm there.

      • Kkat says:

        @ Nancy I have a bunch of friends and Family in the UK, they are going back on lockdown because the cases are skyrocketing.
        The smart people have been wearing masks all along because… Science.

        But gee what could they have done as a country that would have helped keep their cases down… hmmm…

      • Nancy says:

        Yes, I know. My mother is a Brit and I’m married to one. They are following govt guidelines.

    • gem_cat says:

      Re “maskless” isn’t this becoming a bit of a worn out topic..
      I mean hasn’t it already been discussed at length that certain royal families, also Sweden’s comes to mind, are clearly choosing to not go against their own state recommendations for quite self explanatory and obvious reasons.

      It is increasingly becoming laughable to hear the whole “shame on them”, when clearly different countries have different standards that are adapted to their respective societies and their current recommendations. And yes, personally I do wear a mask if in public and I can’t socially/physically distance and no I am not from, nor in, the UK..nor am I at all keen on ol’ Kate here.

      Things that apply in the US are not necessarily universal. Learning to look past that very US-specific society/identity lens can be a valuable lesson here for many me thinks. The only universal recommendations we have are those from the WHO, and they recommend to wear a mask “when physical distancing of at least one meter can’t be achieved”..that’s it!

      • Nic919 says:

        We wear masks in Canada and our infection rate and death rate is miles better than the US and UK. And in Vietnam and South Korea they have an even better rate. Maybe the UK is just wrong on this.

        By the way death and life long chronic pain because of this virus is never tiresome. Safety measures need to be repeated and reminded until the pandemic is done.

      • Nancy says:

        Yes – we were masks in the US but again, all of these people are following their government guidelines.

      • Becks1 says:

        Honestly, I’m okay with the maskless activities here because they are outside and appear to be socially distanced – but its weird bc the Cambridges just don’t seem consistent in their mask wearing. sometimes they’re outside and socially distanced and they wear a mask. Sometimes they’re in relatively enclosed areas and are not wearing a mask (thinking of the arcade they visited in Wales.) Sometimes they’re outside without a mask. If they were more consistent and just never wore a mask outside, but always wore one inside, it wouldn’t stand out to me as much.

      • notasugarhere says:

        COVID-19 cases in the UK are up 60 percent in a week.

        The govt keeps changing mask rules, £200 fines in some cases, but they are increasing mandating use of them. Because UK cases keep rising, and will continue to do so until BoJo and Scummings take it seriously.

        W&K seem to be in violation of other govt regulations, as against advice they haven’t sent their kids to school. They kept Charlotte out of school, even after the govt said children of her age NEEDED to be back in school in late spring. W&K wear masks sometimes but not others. So apparently they get to pick and choose which government regulations to follow, or so their stans insist.

      • Nancy says:

        Seems like they should have sent their kids back to school in June, for sure. But again here, they are following guidelines re: masks.

      • Elizabeth says:

        The world just crossed one million deaths from the novel coronavirus. Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Europe again. Anything we can do, and that we know works, to prevent more suffering and deaths, we should do. Masks, hand washing, social distancing.

        This is still a global pandemic that is nowhere near under control. Following the scientists’ advice and not the ever changing propaganda of extremist politicians like Boris Johnson, the well known domestic violence specialist, would be best.

        Since they’re outdoors and fairly distanced, it’s true they are probably safe. But these are the Scouts! Safety first should be their watchword. Also, masks are a huge component in preventing the spread of this disease. Masks should be normalized until we have it under control… which we very much don’t now, around the entire world.

      • notasugarhere says:

        As the entire mask issue is in flux under BoJo, mandates are increasing, there are massive new fines, and 60 percent increase in cases in one week? W&K are wrong to be without masks and re. their kids and school. They’re supposed to set an example.

    • Merricat says:

      Well, Kate’s not wearing a mask because it would make her look like Guy Fawkes.

    • Aran says:

      I am in Sweden and no-one except the odd person here and there wear masks. It is not a recommendation here, regardless of if you are indoors or outdoors.

      • Nic919 says:

        And Sweden has a very high death rate there too. Herd immunity is a dumb concept when there is no proof that the virus doesn’t return after having it once.

  15. RoyalBlue says:

    And the skinny jeans and ankle boots are back!

  16. Aurora says:

    Who is she laughing and smiling at in all these pictures? That’s what’s weird about her photo ops. We get pics of her laughing maniacally at thin air.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      The paps – she always make sure they get a good shot of her. I’ve seen video’s of her doing the maniacal act when she’s not directly interacting with people but when she notices the camera’s on her.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Because her face is collapsing, as per the People Mag stringer from a few years ago.

    • Amy Too says:

      That’s true and interesting. We often just get Kate in the pictures. We don’t get a lot of the environment or the other people around her. I notice with other royals, and with the Sussexes, that the photos often include more of the event, the setting, and especially the people they’re interacting with. They’re often doing something and not looking directly at the camera. But Kate’s photos seem to all just be like from a magazine photo shoot where she is the only person in the frame, and she’s dressed and acting like she’s at a scouts meeting, or like she’s having a great laugh with someone who is just off camera. Sometimes we get the back of someone’s head that she’s “interacting with.” But they’re often just “glam shots” of Kate smiling at the camera. Not doing anything, not talking to anyone. They could honestly just have her do these type of photo shoots in her own back yard. She could dress up in whatever cosplay outfit fits the “theme” of the pretend engagement and hyena grin at nothing while a photographer takes her picture as she “arrives,” stands around “observing,” and “departs” the “event.”

  17. Bluj1515 says:

    What’s interesting about her taking the Duke of Kent’s patronages is that he’s a minor royal and she’s the future Queen Consort. One would think that in a slimmed down monarchy, some of these patronages would go by the wayside. But because they are so public (handing the trophy at Wimbledon to the winner), they aren’t. One starts to ask the question of whether a slimmed down monarchy is really just going to be photo ops and PR. The fact Kate wasn’t embarrassed to reference not having volunteered with the scouts in the last 8 years is troubling. No shame. Everyone is peons to them except King William and Queen Catherine. The queen is the same way – that famous line about how it is just her, her family, and everyone else – but she has the benefit of decades of PR to hide it. These two…

    • Beach Dreams says:

      She also hadn’t visited Action on Addiction in 8 years, and one of the staff passive aggressively noted so in a Zoom call with her. She also didn’t show much shame–she actually seemed more taken aback that he dared to call out her absence and said some nonsense about time flying by. Unless the British media hold their feet to the fire (spoiler alert: they won’t), Will and Kate will continue to be proudly lazy and entitled to praise whenever they DO feel like getting off their asses. The queen and Charles can’t do anything about the poor work ethic because they’ve enabled and indulged William’s nasty temperament for too long.

      • Amy Too says:

        I find that particularly sad and egregious because I bet the people at Action on a addiction (either workers or patients/clients) would have a ton of great ideas and suggestions for Kate as pertains to her “Broken Britain”/Under 5s/Early Years mental health thing(s?) that she was doing. She had that stupid survey so that she could figure out what is lacking in people’s parenting/childhood that leads to things such as mental illness and addiction, when she could have just actually visited her patronage and talked to them about it. Addiction and substance abuse correlate majorly with mental health struggles, childhood trauma, and a being raised in a family with a history of active addiction and using.

        By helping her action on addiction patronage, she’d also be helping her Early Years project and vise versa. It seems so easy to me! Just do it! Just do the work! Visit the patronages, listen to the people there, see what they need, meet that need. But instead Kate just wants to “draw awareness” to the fact that addiction exists. And mental health struggles are a thing. And early childhood is an important time in a person’s life. We know that. Now do some work about it.

  18. Nic919 says:

    I feel bad for the Duke of Kent because he actually shows up to his patronages despite his advanced age and Kate is horning in for the easy tasks and I am sure doesn’t attend the meetings he does, hence the co-president stuff. He will do the grunt work and she takes credit all so she can wear her adventure Barbie outfit.

    • mynameispearl says:

      He’s super old (80 something) I’d say he is pleased he doesnt get trotted out to all this crap and can hand this stuff over. Plus he could also be shielding given his age.

      • Kalana says:

        But then he would retire?

      • notasugarhere says:

        The Duke of Kent is a loyal patron to his charities. The same cannot be said of Kate, but you’re trying really hard on this thread to convince us Kate is amazing while he is useless.

      • Nic919 says:

        If he is too ill to retire then they should say so, but since he works more than Kate then it’s another case of getting the public attention just like Wimbledon. He will step in for the non fun stuff a patron does, as Kate is useless in that regard.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Duke of Kent did 203 engagements last year. He’s 84.

      Kate did 126.

      The Scouts have a loyal patron in Duke of Kent; they will get nothing from Kate, other than a photo op once every few years.

  19. albalilium says:

    Well the Duke of Kent is 84, probably will retire soon and they didn’t want to give her presidency hence the co-presidency.

  20. Mariane says:

    Oops they overdone it with the eyebrows🤐this felt like a last minute arrangement. So fake. And the maniacal laugh at the end is unsettling. Poor charity. They’ll be next to close

  21. Gruey says:

    Here’s what’s going on with the brows: first she has classic angry-brows from getting a very heavy dose of botox. Then she probably got her brows micro bladed or even just filled them in/plucked to try to compensate but there’s just no fixing it. I’ve had botox about 6 times and the first time I did it the injector had a very heavy hand. Honestly my sense is that the doctors you can get to do this in England are far less talented than American plastic surgeons. You see a lot of shit work in the supposed upper class.

  22. tolly says:

    Calling Kate “the first woman to be named president” makes this sound like an important feminist achievement. No. She didn’t work to earn this post, and she won’t have to do any real work to keep it. I wish the KP press office would avoid language that puts her on a par with women who actually show leadership and break barriers.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate is like Phyllis Schlafly and Amy Coney Barrett in that they have all benefitted from the work feminists have done but do nothing themselves to support them. Instead they support the patriarchy with relish.

  23. Merricat says:

    The incongruity of Kate laughing enthusiastically while a girl quietly works at something is pretty unnerving. Seems so stagey.

  24. Dee says:

    They had to dig deep to find any footage of Kate with the Scouts, since she hardly visits.

  25. Kalana says:

    Skintight jeans and Scouse eyebrows. It’s 2012 Kate! Wasn’t that also the last year Kate had anything to do with the Scouts?

  26. Bluj1515 says:

    Nic919, I agree. He does show up, he and his wife have been famously separated for decades, and he gets rewarded for his loyalty and discretion by being butted out of photos – - the fun parts- because of his age and because Kate does not create anything new or own anything of her own because she is lazy. The reason given by the Palace was originally that the young royals didn’t want to “just” be shaking hands and taking pictures, but that is exactly what the British public expects from them. And Kate sure loves “just” watching tennis and handing over the trophy.

  27. sue says:

    oh wow these eyebrows look like … slugs. Urgh!

  28. tee says:

    her face looks great tbh. it was really good work.

  29. Tiffany says:

    When I was working as a counselor, one of the things that was 1st noticeable about clients with eating issues were hair loss and yep they included eyebrows.

    The doctor and later nutritionist that worked with them talked about this and quite a few of them went on medication along with a dietary plan (it is not as simple as ‘eat a sandwich’) to correct their health issues.

    I bring this up because of Kate’s eyebrow work. Between that and the constant devotion to her hair (I think wiglets and extensions are the minimum), you cannot ignore that she has some issues with food and its effecting more that her waist.

  30. Honora says:

    I think she needs some bangs until she figures out those brows! Do like jamilla jameel, long wavy hair with cute wavy bangs

  31. Nancy says:

    Ugh I love this outfit. The eyebrows are nuts, I gasped when I saw them!

  32. Busyann says:

    She looks a little botoxy.

  33. Molly says:

    It’s the return of Vanilla Kate!! NO need to fake it anymore….she’s back to being paint on the wall, fake smile and all. I wonder how long before William feels it’s ok to start smelling roses again?

  34. Lizzie says:

    Oh look, Kate is posing with kids. Again.

  35. Quincytoo says:

    Of course she ate the marshmallow
    Holding up those eyebrows demand extra energy

  36. Liz version 700 says:

    Hahahahaha hahahahaha the look on her face eating those marshmallows. Oh God sugar is passing my lips, must smile must smile! Seriously though I don’t think she likes marshmallows very much lol. That “help me” face with the eye brows is cute.

  37. Coco says:

    In the last second of the video, she turns from nodding and smiling at the child across the fire to turn and grimace at someone off camera. “Did you get the shot? Can I leave now?”

  38. anon says:

    I see that a certain someone (cough*kate*cough) is staying on top of her botox and brow lacquer. It’s good to know the royals are just like us.

  39. CrystalBall says:

    That face when she eats the marshmallow – looks like eating is something she isn’t accustomed to doing. The brows are tragic.

  40. TeamMeg says:

    It does not appear marshmallows are her favorite.

  41. bloemheks says:

    She looks better than she has in these. This does seem like it could be a good fit for her if she makes an effort. They’ve obviously been told they need to get out there and at least appear to work. It’s been a long time coming. Not throwing a party for her, but I’m not going to judge her for this one either. It would be good to see her throw herself into something constructive. Worrying about a cheating husband and waiting to be queen consort isn’t a life.

  42. Kimber says:

    Came to say only that at least she is wearing jeans and not some flowered dress and heels.
    That’s an improvement by itself.

  43. Carolind says:

    Regarding Covid cases in the UK, we have a PM as bad as your President who is a lot responsible, but we are also a tiny island with a land mass half the size of France but the same population. Much easier to control covid in less populous areas.

  44. Savannah says:

    Wow, these comments ripping on a young mother for her eyebrows? Seriously? New low. Do you want all women to go through an approved airbrushing before they’re seen in public? You disgust me.

    • gem_cat says:

      This website is a gossip-site and its name ends with -bitchy for crying out loud so yeah.. eyebrows are definitely fair game.
      Also, “young mother” bwah ha ha ha…she’s 38 and one of the most privileged women in the world, not some fragile young mum who can’t afford/have time to have her eyebrows done professionally. She’s fine. She, and her eyebrows, can take it!!

    • Lizzie says:

      Kind of ironic that you go on to make such a mean statement ‘You disgust me.’. Geez, hypocrisy much?

      What does being a young mother have to do with anything? And is she a young mother? I would say not really.

  45. yinyang says:

    The praise given to Kate is just too much over the top, false inauthentic praise wont be long until the overpraising gets on peoples last nerves, I’ve been hearing a lot of wmen say this.

  46. Suzy Webster says:

    They didn’t need to wear masks as it’s not mandatory in the UK outside so less of your high horsed judgement and bed wetting about a virus that won’t affect any of this group

    • Nic919 says:

      You will be a boot licker to the literal death won’t you? If you read anything instead of royalist propaganda you would know that anyone can get lasting effects from this virus. The UK has not run this response properly and has the worst death rate next to the US so blindly listening to incorrect information that other governments haven’t been following and of course ignoring the hypocrisy of the kids not “following the law” and being kept from school is cognitive dissonance to the extreme.

    • Lizzie says:

      The trolls are particularly nasty today. Probably triggered because the Cambridge’s are being dragged on Twitter.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Ah, another W&K stan trolling CB. Next time we’ll remember to just reply ‘troll’ so Kaiser can delete her easily.