Prince William’s coronavirus coverup was ‘questionable’ & ‘a retrograde step’

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.

I’m pleasantly surprised by the royal commentators and royal reporters who are not afraid to exhibit some anger over Prince William’s blatant and ill-advised cover-up of his coronavirus diagnosis back in April of this year. As we discussed yesterday, a number of (anti-Sussex) commentators hit pause on their Sussex smears for a day to bitch about William’s coverup. It’s still not at the level I’d like to see, nor is it at the level of outrage they would have had for anything involving the Sussexes, but it’s a start. The Daily Mail even poked the work-shy bear too, speaking to Majesty Mag’s managing editor Joe Little and a few other “royal experts” about how William f–ked it up. Some highlights:

Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine: ‘Was it wise on the part of Kensington Palace to suppress it? I suppose you could say that we’re living in extremely unusual times and it was done with the best of intentions. But with the benefit of hindsight, I suppose it is questionable. I think with the benefit of hindsight, it would have been sensible once he was fully recovered to say: “Well look, I’ve had it, but I’m okay now”. We could have found out at the end of April rather than in November. It’s inevitable that these things get out in the end. Is it the biggest of deals? I’m not sure it necessarily is but it kind of makes you wonder what else is being suppressed? It’s all about transparency these days and this is a retrograde step, I suppose.’

Robert Jobson tweeted: ‘The fact is the palace lied about it. KP were asked several times by several media outlets whether Prince William had contracted the virus and were told categorically “no”. The decision was taken to LIE, thus creating a problem of trust going forward. Poor judgement. If the palace is prepared to LIE about an issue as serious as Prince William, second in line to the throne, contracting COVID-19 what else have they LIED about when questioned by the press and why should the media believe any denials going forward? This raises serious issues.’

Royal author Penny Junor: ‘When I heard it, I thought: “Surely it can’t be true because we would have been told any important news”. It’s very odd, because we do normally know things that are regarded as in the public interest if anything happens to one of our leaders.’ She cited being told whenever the Prince of Wales was injured while playing polo and when William suffered a depressed fracture to the forehead after he was accidentally hit on the head with a golf club at school in 1991. Ms Junor added: ‘I would have thought William having coronavirus was also in the spirit of that precedent. We perhaps should have known because he’s not a private individual.’

Junor points out the other reason for doing full disclosures: ‘Prince Charles was able to speak with and be alongside people who had also had it. Instead of being a sort of precious royal who was wrapped up in cotton wool and kept away and immune to the diseases that the rest of the world gets, he had suffered. And I think it might have been helpful if we’d known that William had also had the virus.’ Ms Junor added that it was perhaps a sign William was setting out a new path for the royals as to what is deemed in the public interest. ‘For the rest of us, one’s health is private. But William’s position is slightly different. But maybe that’s not the way it should be in the future – maybe he’s forging a new path here and maybe that’s no bad thing.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Granted, my only frame of reference is the American presidency, so in my opinion, the public has every right to know about the health of their leaders, full-stop. That’s one of the many irritating things about Trump – the lying about his health, the ministrokes and mysterious trips to the hospital, and the weirdness around that cognitive test. It should be a much bigger deal that Trump lies about his health. It should be a much bigger deal that William lied about contracting a deadly virus while simultaneously suffering more than his father, who had the virus and disclosed it. If Charles felt the need to do full disclosure – which was 100% the right choice – then why did William demand to keep the public in the dark?

As for Little’s point about how a better option would have been to disclose it when William recovered… yeah. That would have been understandable. There still would have been this conversation, but it wouldn’t be anywhere near as bad.

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  1. Talie says:

    Yeah, it’s funny for a story broken by the British media, they are doing everything they can not to talk about it. KP still holds a lot of power over the conversation.

  2. Aurora says:

    I’m more concerned with whether the people he potentially infected were notified.

    • Sofia says:

      Same. I just hope his staff were told and they could take adequate measures.

    • Chica1971 says:

      The dates are so fuzzy because they overlap with Zoom appearances when he wasn’t wearing a mask. Could this be why they are looking for a housekeeper? That was big news last week for no reason. Perhaps he infected staff and afraid story will get out. Yes, staff have NDA but if seriously injured or dead, I doubt it holds up well

      • Nic919 says:

        An NDA would relate to what the Cambridges have done but if a housekeeper got infected because of him then they can’t stop that from being made public. I also wonder if they make even staff sign NDAs in any case because many have written books about them after they have left.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Or they overlap with times when they looked quite tan for the time of year. Were they out of the country on holiday when he became infected?

  3. Becks1 says:

    Part of the issue even now is that KP isn’t clarifying when he had it. There’s an assumption it was the same time as Charles and that’s why it wasn’t announced, but Charles only quarantined for a week or 10 days (I remember we talked about it here because the recommendations were different in the UK than the US for quarantining) and seemed up and about pretty soon after that. So I guess its possible but I find it unlikely that William had it for that exact same 10 day period.

    So then we’re back to what we were discussing yesterday – when did he have it (still unclear) and why wasn’t it disclosed (also still unclear, but I don’t think most people buy the whole “I didn’t want people to panic” bit.)

    • Aurora says:

      They’re not going to clarify because they probably never notified people he potentially exposed.

      • Harper says:

        Clarifying is exactly the public relations move that his reputation needs. KP lied, but all they are saying is that it seemed like the right thing to do at the time. Okay, that’s not completely unreasonable, but now that the cat is out of the bag, give us the timeline of when it all went down. Instead of that information coming from KP on an official release, I think we can all expect a new Richard Kay article fawning over Will the statesman’s valiant juggling of the monarchy and his health.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Aurora – that’s what I think too. this is a mess because they covered it up from the beginning, so he potentially exposed people and he wasn’t isolating in his house, we know because we saw him doing zoom calls with Kate. Charles completely isolated.

      • notasugarhere says:

        William lives the life of a one percenter off other people’s money. Those people deserve to know when he’s pulling these stunts. Anyone who was potentially exposed to it cares, along with the idea that William chose to be secretive while Charles was open about this. Other royals have been open about their diagnosis and treatment; William should have been too.

        If they had done the proper contact tracing, the news would have gotten out from one of those contacted. Ergo, they didn’t do proper tracing. As Becks1 has surmised, he was doing something he shouldn’t somewhere he shouldn’t, which is why we haven’t been told the dates.

      • Aurora says:

        Kate would have also been a potential carrier of the virus if she were living with William. Her appearances during this time would also need to come under scrutiny.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “Kate would have also been a potential carrier of the virus if she were living with William.”

        I think KP (read PWT) is covering this up because someone else very important and in his set may have come down with COVID-19 at the exact same time as PWT. Does anyone know if either of the Cholmondeley’s have contacted the virus and if so when? Just asking! LOL! LOL!

        William keeping his run-in COVID-19 secret makes no sense as he could have milked his situation for a ton of good PR.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Bay – I think that’s exactly what is going on. I am not sure if it was Rose obviously, but I said yesterday that I think they are being so cagey about this because he was doing something he shouldn’t have been doing during the lockdown – not staying at Anmer, visiting “friends,” etc.

        This could have been a big PR win like it was for Charles – minus the whole “traveling to Scotland” thing, Clarence House handled his diagnosis really well – the prince is sick, he is isolating, the duchess tested negative but she is also isolating as a precaution, they made it clear he was having limited contact with staff, etc. For William, this could have set a good example – “the duke has been diagnosed and is isolating in his wing at Anmer, the duchess and the children tested negative but as a precaution will reduce staff and remain vigilant for possible symptoms.” Heck it even would have made the NHS and first responder events that much more meaningful – “having battled this virus, the duke has a better idea of what our front line workers are facing on a daily basis and that is why he is doing X.”

        I mean, I am by no means a PR guru but I can think of countless ways to have handled this that would have been so much better than hiding it and lying about it for months. The fact that it IS being handled so poorly just really makes me think they are hiding something else related to it.

  4. Emily says:

    I’d have a bit more sympathy for William’s desire for privacy if he hadn’t thrown a fit because Meghan didn’t want Dan Wootton live tweeting when she was in labour.

  5. Harper says:

    He hid it for personal reasons….shame most likely because he knew he would get royally roasted for contracting it after dissing it on that video. William is terrified of bad press, it’s the only thing that motivates him. He is looking more and more like a snivelly little brat from a Roald Dahl story who taunts and bullies but runs and hides under the bed when things get tough. He was never going to tell the public, despite all the zooms and meetings with people whose lives were turned upside down by the virus. He has been nothing but a bad actor waltzing around and putting on his puckered-lips concerned face. But it’s hilarious now to know that Wills just made some new enemies in the press, particularly Jobson, who had the story but set it aside per KP’s lies.

    • Nic919 says:

      Billy thinks he can outsmart the media but that’s because they have chosen to follow things like the blackout. They will stop protecting him and go after him like they have for Charles, especially now that he’s blatantly lied to them. And there have rumblings for years that a lot has been covered up for him while others like Harry have taken the fall.

    • Anance says:

      The press knows KP lies constantly. They just took this opportunity to rub it in b/c they had documented instance with no risk lawsuit from William.

      IMO, William never mentioned it b/c he wanted to use quarantine as a way to avoid work, as Penny alluded to.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        William avoids work without needing a reason. He cancels and declines all the time.

        No way he quarantined appropriately.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      He hid it as he doesn’t want people asking questions about track and trace – doesn’t want his rose bush trimming to get out. KP will never confirm this now as I think they authorised the leak thinking he’d get positive press and then they could confirm it but as its blown up in their faces and he is being dragged they won’t now.

      I don’t question that he had it but I am suspicious when he had it and how severe it was – if he was struggling to breathe he would have been hospitalised, just like BoJo was. And you just need to look at BoJo to see that his health has still not recovered.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        “doesn’t want his rose bush trimming to get out.”

        My thought exactly. See my comment above.

      • My3cents says:

        That’s my theory, he doesn’t want his whereabouts and actions scrutinized, he has something to hide and doesn’t want it to lead back to any rose bushes.

    • Mac says:

      If both of the direct heirs had a potentially life threatening disease at the same time, perhaps there would have been a lot of chatter about ending the monarchy with the queen. I can see why William would want to avoid that.

    • josephine says:

      What a complete lack of leadership and integrity by this family. I’ve always thought the royals were useless human beings, and this is a great example. He could have used his diagnosis to promote good practices, to encourage people to get tested, to encourage people to engage with contact tracing. He could have been a good example and done the right thing, but this family doesn’t seem to ever hit bottom with the crappy behavior. I don’t know why a single person has any good feelings the royals. They just seem awful. Harry was right to distance himself.

  6. Amy Bee says:

    I suspect there’s a bigger story that KP is suppressing hence the muted response from most of the royal rota. But it does show that the British press are a bunch of hypocrites that are not to be trusted.

    • Nic919 says:

      There remains whatever the media blackout is covering for him and they are definitely putting out there that William is not to be trusted. At some point a media company will challenge whatever story is not being covered by the British media and it’s going to be a lot more serious than gardening in Norfolk.

      • Jean says:

        I agree that there are bigger bombs to drop. But for a start, the British people are seeing that William is a liar. KP will cover up information. That’s a good start.
        I have my own theory about a major bomb. I shall see if I am right.

      • Nic919 says:

        Not so simple yesterday mentioned a potential story about billy abusing national security concerns. If I am reading that correctly then he’s potentially pretending his personal issues have to be kept quiet for national security reasons. Is billy a security risk? Has he been consorting with with women who are spies? Do we have another Edward VIII on our hands?

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        This is just entertaining and karma at work. I have it on good authority that the press teams at KP and CH will be disbanded in favor of one big press team for the entire royal family at Buckingham. I also hear that it is the team at CH who will be making up that press team more than anyone currently at Buckingham or Kensington.

        This either means 1)Willie’s been REALLY bad and is causing too many press disasters where Charles has had enough; 2) that the Queen well and truly intends to step down after her 95th birthday; or a mixture of both. Either way, Willie is being knocked down several pegs and I. Am. Here. For. It.

        The royal family has long survived due to public goodwill. There has been some logic that keeping the goodwill going is important for unity and security in the UK. Depending on your minister or secretary and your courtier to justify it, they can make issues go away. This was put in place to protect the royals as children and young adults growing into their role and not have personal issues haunt them. They are people after all.

        The issue at hand is at 38, William has abused this privilege to the point some secrets can no longer be kept. Also, do you think the government really wants people to know their monarchy is full of people who need their special substance of choice to keep them propped up?

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        @NotSoSimpleTaylor, I’m intrigued by the national security angle. William is power mad and entitled to boot. Like a certain Orange Pimple. So I could see him being reckless in his personal life to the point that he gets in bed, literally and figuratively, with the wrong people.

      • Becks1 says:

        @NotSoSimple – very very interesting. And it makes sense. The three competing press offices honestly makes following the royals so messy. And KP is so heavy handed at this point with their IG (so many posts for each zoom call! Lol). And their message gets lost a LOT. There should be one main press office. There is no reason for Will and Kate to have their own, and my guess is the BP office will function basically as Charles’ press office, which will help with the transition whenever it happens.

      • Nic919 says:

        Hmm. So is billy getting his cocaine from the Russian mafia or another group? There are a lot of Russian connections in London as it is and if Billy is beholden to them for kompromat regarding his drug habit, this would definitely would be a security concern and like the orange one, it makes him vulnerable to blackmail. All speculation of course.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        @NotSoSimple

        ‘I also hear that it is the team at CH who will be making up that press team more than anyone currently at Buckingham or Kensington.’

        Sips tea. Finally Charles is finding his balls.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        @Nic, what if the russians have a tape of Williar with Rose and maybe some pee tapes on the side, using them as blackmail. All speculation of course. sips tea.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        The Russians do seem to catch William’s attention, don’t they? He seems to have friends in high places funding him and allowing him access to a lifestyle being royal doesn’t afford…but then my question would be: what do the Russians gain?

        Imagine being a future head of state but so stupid that you fall directly into a trap set by an adversarial foreign government who now has all sorts of unsavoury information about you that they’re chomping at the bit to release. What lengths would you go to in order to keep them off your tail? This is pure speculation of course.

        *Continues preparing tea bags*

      • notasugarhere says:

        Charles tried consolidating the press offices and all royal scheduling years ago. It worked for about a year, then W&K and Harry peeled off. Not sure he’ll be able to corral W&K any more now then he did a few years ago.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        @nota I don’t think William will have a choice in this matter and his complaints are falling on deaf ears given the amount of questionable to bad PR he’s brought on in the past 3 months alone. IF true, this suggests Charles finally grew a pair and this is his way of disciplining his idiot son or Betty is prepping for abdication and Charles WILL do what he has long promised and run a tighter ship. Besides, you do have to admit that having separate press has been a complete disaster in the long run, no?

  7. Sofia says:

    I just hope that the rota remembers this the next time they go “The Cambridges are the best!”. They won’t but I’ll always laugh at their tweets where they get mad at William.

  8. ABritGuest says:

    Look how measured the likes of Joe Little and Penny Junior are. Suddenly Penny, who said not disclosing hospital Meghan would give birth at, was not upholding the bargain with the public, says it’s ok for William to forge a new path, keep his diagnosis private& even have his office lie about it. It’s nice he’s given the benefit of doubt. BP’s didn’t even lie with their statement about ‘DoS went into labour…’ but the press were still furious at a new mother. They would be apocalyptic and so nasty if this was Meghan.

    Robert Lacey who claimed William thought it was a constitutional issue to know Archie’s godparents & didn’t apparently think much of privacy around his birth, claimed that William keeping his diagnosis private wasn’t a constitutional issue so it’s fine. The hypocrisy leaps out.

    It would be funny if KP keeps screwing the press over. Nobody told them to take part in a smear campaign driving the only other young royals out no questions asked & the Cambridges must know they are the only vaguely marketable U.K. royals in the near future so the royal supporting press are stuck licking their boots.

    I’m glad William recovered but it’s the hypocrisy& double standards of the Firm, press & these royal experts that grates.

    • Sarah says:

      Yeah that didn’t escape me either. They are calling him out but not too much because their relationship with him isn’t going anywhere.

    • equality says:

      But are Kate and Will that marketable without the anti-Sussex crowd? All of those who want H&M to become irrelevant should realize that, in the vague possibility they did, nobody would pay attention to W&K either. They would drop back into the boring ones and not the great ones for staying.

    • Golly Gee says:

      Yes, exactly! Look how politely they are criticizing William. Not the inflammatory language they use when describing the Sussexes. Jobson is the only one who outright called William a liar.
      Then Jobson’s hypocrisy about the palace lying and so why should we believe anything they have to say? Meanwhile the tabloids lie constantly. I guess they don’t care whether they are believed or not, so long as they are making money. They are in good company with Kensington Palace. Like attracts like.

      • Sofia says:

        Jobson seems to be pissed the most. He was arguing with people the most and he was stating that he had email copies that would prove KP lied (he won’t release them he already said so)

      • Becks1 says:

        I can see Jobson being the most angry if he had the story and sat on it because of KP’s denial, and then the Sun prints it.

  9. Snuffles says:

    The fact that some of these ass kissers are complaining at all is a sign that they are furious. I’m sure behind the scenes they are shrieking “we had a deal”! William was supposed to deliver them access to the Sussex’s and failed. Now the court case they were banking on has been postponed a year and they just found out the ONE juicy story they could have had all year in a year where they are struggling to stay afloat was denied them by the same guy who failed to deliver on his promises.

    I’m telling you, one of them is gonna crack like Gretchen Weiners and the floodgates will open.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree that here is much more anger boiling under the surface than what is seen here. Jobson and Palmer are really the only two who made pointed comments and basically said KP is a bunch of liars and can’t be trusted for anything in the future. Since Jobson also deals with Clarence House I can see Charles taking advantage of this bad blood when he needs to.

      It also remains silly for the heir to the heir to have his own press staff. If he is not a public person then he doesn’t need any of this.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah, the fact that we are even getting these kinds of comments from Penny Junor, as relatively measured as they are, tells me that the RRs are REALLY mad behind the scenes. And they should be, especially if KP out and out lied to them. Like Jobson and I think Palmer and Ship said – this means they cant trust KP anymore. I would argue they probably should never have fully trusted KP, since KP is always going to protect itself, but this could play out in a very bad way for the Cambridges.

      • Lady D says:

        They spent three years helping William spread lies and they are surprised to discover he lied to them too? They are seriously pissed that William behaved exactly like William? Not the sharpest tools in the shed these RR’s.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Cain and Unable are about to learn NOT to piss off the tabloids – I agree one of them is going to empty the teapot soon. The fact that we haven’t had any leaks about others in the family means the RF are actively keeping things from KP and William – meaning he has nothing to sell to the press other than his children.

      • Snuffles says:

        That would be DELICIOUS if Clarence House, Buckingham Palace and the Chateau de Sussex’s are all icing Kensington Palace out because NONE of them trust the Cambridges.

  10. S808 says:

    “But maybe that’s not the way it should be in the future – maybe he’s forging a new path here and maybe that’s no bad thing.”

    Penny is so full of it. They really just adjust accordingly even when William is making them look like massive hypocrites. He’s living off the taxpayers and keeping something as serious as his health a secret is “forging a new path” but not releasing an untitled child’s godparents or giving a play by play of his birth is a massive violation of what the public is owed. K.

  11. Lizzie says:

    Lying Bill and top ceo Waity, along with a lot of household help and security, are on vacation paid for by taxpayers.

  12. tee says:

    Luckily for Will, most of the public seems completely indifferent to his existence and he can rely on the press not to whip up a frenzy, even when a potential scandal (that they don’t have to manufacture) is sitting right there.

    The Queen had to put in decades of commitment before attaining her untouchable status. Does Will really just get it that easy?

    • L84Tea says:

      I believe he is banking on being the son of Diana to keep himself hoisted on the shoulders of the UK. That nostalgia is the only thing he has going for him.

    • Nic919 says:

      Charles never got it and billy won’t either. The Queen endured WWII and the aftermath, albeit not as much as the peasants, but she still was a part of that generation and part of her untouchable status is related to that. Billy was born in the 80s and lived a comfortable life from day one. There is the tragedy of the death of his mother, but as time goes on fewer and fewer people will be sympathetic to him if he continues to act with petulance and arrogance. An almost 40 year old man should have dealt with that by now. And the more people see him, the more they can see that he is not Diana and there is a new generation who is now 23 and younger having been born after her death. They won’t have the same nostalgia at all.

      • L84Tea says:

        Exactly! That’s why he’s a fool to believe his own hype. He is nothing like his mother.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Yes, he is like Diana, in all of her worst ways. Petulant, whiplash temperament, thinks he can control the press by keeping them close with leaks.

  13. Maliksmama says:

    Hmmm…When it came to Meghan, the BRF couldn’t defend things that were “true”. But they are able to lie for William? Something’s off about this whole story. I agree with other posters. The BRF is hiding something.

    • alibeebee says:

      it has to be something big.. like someone or several someones in their household contracted the Rona … or he trimmed rosebushes and the rosebush became infected or perhaps there’s a bun baking in the oven and it’s not waity’s ……. the possibilities are endless!!

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        What they want to hide is the true source of Harry and William’s conflict: Harry gave up his party boy ways, William never has. It’s becoming harder and harder to hide this fact and has become problematic. The even bigger problem is that the monarchy has enabled and even encouraged this behavior for 20 years and refuse to help him because he would divorce Kate, pull a Harry, and leave if they did and they all know it. It is more important to keep the monarchy going than to consider William’s happiness and well-being.

        Also, there’s some dark stuff about Middleton connections and some of Kate’s activities in high school and college apparently. The Middletons had friends in high places for good reason. Carole taught her how to get their attention…

      • ArtHistorian says:

        Your comments about the Middleton’s have me very intrigued…. It sounds dark and really unsavory.

        I do think that the BRF has enabled William’s bad behaviour to a point where it’ll eventually become self-destructive. Andrew has been enabled and protected his entire adult life – and look what has become of him. It is just bad parenting to completely shield your child from the consequences of their own bad behaviour. The story about Charles apologizing for William speeding on another person’s private property seems to sum up this dynamic in a nutshell.

      • Nic919 says:

        The bombs you dropped today. 😁

        There has been talk of Uncle Gary and his connections so it probably shouldn’t be too surprising.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        David would cover for Rose and William under any and all circumstances if that were the case. Any scrutiny between William and Rose would lead to is speculation about David’s own extra-cirricular activities and his “special arrangement” with Rose.

        What Kate knows or is shielded from is open for speculation.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Uncle Gary talked publicly about Kate’s bedroom abilities. She was friendly with the racist woman who runs orgies for the wealthy in stately homes. Who knows what Gary might have recorded when W&K were on vacation at Maison de Bang Bang or on the yacht.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        Apparently there’s a lot of shadiness surrounding the Goldsmith side and the fact Carole and Gary were business partners for a long time.

        In a moment of pure speculation: My guess is that Gary and Carole had shady ties in Columbia during the 80s and 90s and that is what their fortunes are built on. That would undoubtedly lead to Russian connections who are calling for favors. I imagine the Russians have given them an insurance policy to ensure William stays with Kate. I can see them building their wealth and status by any means necessary or maybe there was a deeper reason none of us know about. Something about Carole and Gary just always was…off. Almost like something out of The Godfather. I’m only speculating but it just seems weird.

  14. TheOriginalMia says:

    William & KP lied to Jobson when he asked them point blank if William had contracted Covid. So, Jobson knew but couldn’t get his scoop verified and the Sun got it instead. He’s going to be salty about this for awhile. Which might lead to the RRs doing their jobs as journalists, instead of palace stenographers. I love it! Roosters coming home to roost. This is the lesson William should have learned from Diana. He never should have gotten into bed with the press, but he’s a PR genius and doesn’t listen to anyone.

  15. Likeyoucare says:

    The BRF continuity depends on William. No matter what the dipshit did they have to cover it.
    Basically willie is Prince andrew 2.0.

    • kelleybelle says:

      Yep, arrogant, incompetent, lacks personality, zero charisma. Can’t lead anything to save his life. Much like Kate in facing an audience, too.

  16. Thaisajs says:

    If William were a leader, he would have told people he had it and ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS. Instead, he hid everything and did engagements without a mask on. As did Kate. All friggin summer long. Plenty of people in the UK didn’t take COVID seriously and now here we are.

    I actually don’t think William is a leader. Even as King, he won’t have control over anything real. He could have proven he deserved to be followed, but he opted to hide instead. He deserves all of the condemnation for this. Badly done.

    • Tessa says:

      They took the children out and they never wore masks. I hope he did not go near the elderly persons homes where they were supposedly getting food delivered by the children.

  17. notasugarhere says:

    ‘Granted, my only frame of reference is the American presidency, so in my opinion, the public has every right to know about the health of their leaders, full-stop.’

    Kaiser, other royals have been exposed, caught it, admitted it, and gave details on their health. The King and Queen of Norway self-isolated for two weeks voluntarily after returning from a state visit to Jordan, just to be safe. Queen Letizia of Spain was exposed, she and Felipe were tested, they isolated and gave updates about health, temperature taking, etc.

    • Becks1 says:

      And it was announced at one point that Sophie Wessex was going to isolate after possible exposure. and obviously Charles was open about it, Camilla isolated – there was no reason William could not have shared his diagnosis.

      This isn’t the same as most other health issues. The public doesn’t need to know if William has his appendix out, or if he has asthma, etc. This is a highly contagious disease that has killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. It should have been announced just so anyone potentially exposed could have isolated.

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      It should be noted that nothing but goodwill and well-wishes for Harald and Letizia. William would have been smart to announce he had it once he was no longer positive.

  18. Noodle says:

    I love that he gets the benefit of “good intentions”.

  19. one of the Marys says:

    The funniest thing in this whole fiasco is William being portrayed as a leader, my God, the delusion. I agree with all the commentary, shots fired from the royal reporters. And they’re salty about all the lost profits. Considering I don’t know them I am so,so grateful Harry and Meghan got out

  20. Mich says:

    Prince William is no ‘leader’. A leader would have been open with the public about the reality of the virus and the importance of masks. A leader would have set an example for others to follow.

  21. aquarius64 says:

    William as future head of state should have clean about being exposed PERIOD. This exposure came on the heals of Susexit. I bet the palace was worried if it got out questions about the kids (no. 3, 4 and 5 to the throne) being exposed. That meant the Sussexes would have to come back for Harry, as no. 6, to act as regent if William fell seriously ill as said. The Cambridges wanted the Sussexes out. Can you imagine the meltdown if House Cambridge fell to COVID? It would have meant Harry becomes heir apparent when ascends, Meghan would have been in line to become queen consort and Archie, a child of African American lineage, would be a future king. Too many forces would not want that “what if”. Kate and the Middletons would have been out of power.. As a widow Kate would lose her HRH and would have to cutsey to Meghan.

    • CC says:

      People were shitting on Meghan for hugging people and shaking hands during her farewell tour. If William were to have announced his COVID when he had it, they’ll look like fools

    • lanne says:

      I don’t think you lose your HRH for being a widow.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Why would Kate lose her HRH if she was widowed? That would be out of order with precedent.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Kate as a widow would not lose her HRH. She only loses that if she and William divorce. She would have to curtsy to Meghan whenever Meghan was with Harry.

  22. Cee says:

    I wonder how soon we will see the children doing something artsy and adorable? “Look at meeeeee! We’re all you’ve got!!!”

  23. kelleybelle says:

    KP lies all the time, all the time. No news here at all.

    • Nic919 says:

      It isn’t for those who pay attention, but it’s funny to see it exposed for everyone. Only hypocrites can pretend this wasn’t another lie.

  24. Julia K says:

    It’s not the lie but the cover-up that’s so darn interesting.

    • Nic919 says:

      And what if this story was revealed to the Sun because they had something else and this was a barter to stop that story?

  25. Kyliegirl says:

    There is definitely something fishy going on here. One thing it does highlight is the control that KP has over the press. The RR are angry because they had sources saying William had COVID and they didn’t go to press because KP denied. You know for sure that if it had been Harry or Meghan they would have run with the story and then said KP or BP has denied these claims in very small print at the bottom. The media has chosen to back the wrong horse. William is only in it for himself. He will only give crumbs to the media if it serves his purpose.

  26. Jaded says:

    This whole thing is like a pot of simmering water about to boil over. There is so much more beneath the surface and it’s like the RRs and media are champing at the bit to spill. Think of it this way – why do people cover their tracks? Because they’re hiding something BIG and don’t want others to know. But that something BIG doesn’t seem to be William’s bout of Covid-19, it’s likely something else that was happening in tangent with getting sick. Was he off partying somewhere he shouldn’t have been without adequate social distancing or masks? Did he get it from a dalliance with another woman? Rose has been flying under the radar for many months now so I doubt it was her but William is an ardent philanderer and a little thing like a global pandemic won’t stop him from tom-catting around, especially since his marriage seems to be circling the drain these days. The deliberate fuzzying of dates is KP’s way of putting everyone off the scent, but as usual they’ve shot themselves in the foot yet again and the hounds are on the hunt.

  27. yinyang says:

    Seriously?? He pulled a Trump and Brits are saying nothing about this? How would he feel if we all didn’t say anything if we had it. These people only care about themselves, this is so clear.

  28. Ellen Olenska says:

    Were they worried they would be sued if people could trace catching Covid to having met w PWT? Maybe it was their wallets they were attempting to protect….esp if he had it after Charles….Charles had plausible deniability that he didn’t know he was infected or had been exposed….did William?

  29. Janice Hill says:

    This makes the Cambridge’s maskless behavior far more dangerous.