Duchess Kate & Prince William went maskless with other maskless people today

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For the first part of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Edinburgh stop, they wore masks and stayed somewhat socially distant from other people. I’m not going to try to estimate how many feet apart Will and Kate were from other people, but it looked okay-ish. I mean, yes, it would have been better for everyone to just stay at home and not do a super-spreader tour by train just because Will and Kate wanted to be performatively keen, but here we are. They wore masks and everything looked cold and fine.

Then they got back on the train and went to Berwick-Upon-Tweed in Northern England, where they visited schoolchildren at Holy Trinity Church of England First School. No one wore masks. There’s video of Maskless Kate leaning down to breathe on maskless children. Again, this is reprehensible. I cannot believe that we’re in December and the Keens thought a pandemic train tour would be amazing and they actually planned out events without masks. I’ve been saying this for months and months now: if you are a public figure, it is your responsibility to be photographed wearing masks all the time. This is not a f–king game.

This looks like a maskless Trump rally.

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  1. candy says:

    Cross posting here, but apparently Nicola Sturgeon is none too pleased. Besides being awkward, this tour is just so contrary to government recommendations, and will obviously encourage people to come out (same type of people who refuse to wear masks). All of this pretending we can go on as though COVID doesn’t really exist and isn’t really that bad is the reason we are where we are today. I am just so sick of all the reasonable people making efforts for nothing when these idiots ruin any chances of abating the spread! And the fact that they are using “their own train” is just so tone deaf when obviously they have an entourage. If you want to honor frontline workers, stop making things worse!

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      The thing to bear in mind with Sturgeon is that her gov would have been consulted on this and they would have agreed to it (and worked with the RH on it as Police Scotland would have to have been involved in the planning and security around the events) – she’s just whinging about it now to save face because she is being heavily criticised over her handling of the pandemic and how shambolic the tier system in Scotland is. There is talk of dropping Edinburgh down to tier 2 as cases there have been consistently falling so i suspect thats why they got to go there. Note the route was the East coast, not West coast.

      London is now is tier 2 and its been mental in and around Oxford St. Crowds everywhere and many are not wearing masks. People think cause there is now a vaccine they don’t need to wear them. I guarantee that come the middle of Jan the UK will see a 3rd wave and 3rd lockdown.

      • Becks1 says:

        She says they were informed that the trip broke travel rules – it sounds kind of like her government did “agree” to it but also like it was made clear that they were coming regardless.

      • Snuffles says:

        I’m not in the UK but that begs the question of how much power does she have to say no to the royal family? I mean, we see the absolute tantrum Charles is throwing over a TV SHOW. It would probably be a thousand times worse over this little ego stroking tour.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        I saw pics of it yesterday: OMG…it was a THRONG, and NO ONE was wearing a mask in the shot I saw. What is the matter with people??? Is Christmas in the ICU, or home sicker than they’ve ever been, the way they want to spend the holiday? Do they want to carry an invisible “guest” into their homes to share with others??

        I truly just do NOT understand this, any more than I understand these house party idiots.

      • candy says:

        They knew and they ignored guidelines. Considering they can’t be bothered to work during non-pandemics, NOW is when they choose to do a tour?

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        @Becks1 – the thing to remember is that the Scottish parliament has no power to stop anyone from entering or leaving Scotland, the power to control movement within the UK lies with the UK gov not devolved parliaments. She can whine all she likes that that they broke that ‘rule’ but that particular rule is not legal and therefore not enforceable. Even the police in Scotland said they would not be enforcing it.

        She can recommend that people not travel to Scotland but she cannot ban people from entering or leaving (which is what she did).

      • Nic919 says:

        @DU – I would think that if Nicola Sturgeon can’t stop the Cambridges from entering Scotland despite being advised that they contravene the rules, then it would bolster her position that Scotland needs to be independent and not submitted to the power of parliament down in London.

        This is a gift to the Scottish independence movement like I have never seen.

      • Chelsea says:

        Your second comment contradicts your first. First you said that she was “whinging” needlessly after agreeing to let the cambridges in but then in your second comment you said that she has no power to keep them from coming in. Which is it? Did she have to agree for them to be there or not? And where is your evidence that she signed off on this as i have seen no publication saying she did.

        You can try to run around this issue but at the end of the day the Cambridges are public figures with a responsibility to set a good example for the public and going to Scotland after the government warned them of what their current restrictions are is extremely irresponsible. To then go there and hold maskless events with over a dozen people is insanely reckless and negligent.

      • Becks1 says:

        @DU – ah okay that makes sense. So it’s not a true “ban” because she cant enforce it. But it certainly sounds like a strong recommendation at the very least.

      • windyriver says:

        Have read KP’s position supposedly is, they’re able to do this and it’s A-okay because you’re able to travel for work purposes, and this is their work.

        Right. Apart from the obvious question about Will and Kate’s work, it’s pretty clear that making multiple stops and attracting crowds of people in close contact and without masks, from country to country, was NOT the intent of that exception.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        @Nic19 – Yes and no. Yes in the sense that you are correct, she can and will use this to bolster her independence narrative however the Monarchy is popular in Scotland which became apparent during the last indyref, where the people of Scotland wanted to keep the RF.

        Its now coming out that you can travel between the borders for work i.e. Scottish politicians are doing it to travel to Westminster (google a story about an SNP minister who was caught travelling to London and various other places after she was confirmed positive for COVID). So technically as the Keen’s were ‘working’ they weren’t actually breaking the restrictions (the legalities of the cross border travel restrictions aside).

        This is all Sturgeon making a fuss to save face, she’s shot herself in the foot. She’s under increasing pressure to ease the restrictions in Scotland and is so far refusing to do so even thou infections rates have been consistently falling in many parts of Scotland.

        At the end of the day the Scottish Gov facilitated this and the Keens didn’t breach any restrictions as they were there as part of work. And I can’t believe I’m actually defending them :(

        This tour is going to end in tears for the RF and the Cambridges. They should at the very bare minimum be wearing masks all the time.

      • Becks1 says:

        @DU I am laughing because I know how uncomfortable you must feel defending them like this LOLOL. I guess what’s still sticking out to me though is while this may count as “work” for them it is far from essential. There is just simply zero reason for this trip right now.

      • Mooshe1 says:

        She said she told the royal household she didn’t want them to come but they did anyway

    • anotherlily says:

      Yes! and the same applies to Wales. This is not essential work and there is no justification for crossing the border. The purpose of this trip is political. It is to support the government against the devolved governments and the threat of a second referendum in Scotland. The latest opininion polls show a majority in favour of Scottish independence. A secondary purpose is to enhance the public image of the Cambridges.

      I don’t suppose the train will be stopped at the Welsh border but legally it could be. Restrictionsagainst crossing the Welsh and Scottish borders apply until December 23rd.

      This silly little tour is not aimed at ‘raising the spirits of the nation’, it is asserting Boris Johnson’s government over the devolved governments and attempting to improvethe public image of the Cambridges.

      • Nic919 says:

        I have seen a lot of negative comments from people who don’t normally seem to comment about Royal anything. This is a ridiculous disaster that reminds everyone just how much the English royal family thinks they are above the rules. Great job guys.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Fine them! Fine them every time they get off the damned train!

    • 2cents says:

      Nicola Sturgeon was very smart to turn W&K’s train tour debacle into a strong plea for Scottish independence! She highlighted the weaknesses of Scotland as a member of the UK.

      It’s clear that Scotland has no political power to stop W&K from entering the country. They have no full control over their own borders as a member of the UK. The royals and the Westminster government basically imposed their will on Scotland demonstrating they are the boss and can do on Scottish soil as they please!

      The Tory government uses W&K’s train tour not only to distract the public from the Brexit woes, but also as a warning shot towards Wales and Scotland that their nationalistic interests will have no value in Brexit Britain from 2021 on. It’s likely the Scots will choose to become an independent republic.

      And so it begins……… The battle for Britain!

      William is clearly in Boris’ corner! Is he aware that he is putting the future of the monarchy at stake?

  2. What’s eating you says:

    Are they really having people line up to meet them during a pandemic? They really need fake love an adoration that bad? Poor things. They are as tone def as they come, they didn’t even have the sense to wear a mask. Choo choo the covid express is here.

    • candy says:

      I can only assume that this is because they are meeting with children, who are not immune to COVID and for them to suggest otherwise by removing their masks is irresponsible on their part. In addition, children have been proven to spread the virus.

      • Mac says:

        Why aren’t the children wearing masks? Are they masked in the classroom?

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        Came here to say the same. While PwBT and Top, Keen CEO may get tested daily (or twice a day) on this tour, the kids they’re meeting aren’t. Or, is taking an quick result test a requirement to be IN their crowd??

        Anyway… point is: PwBT and TKCEO could very well get infected, and a rapid test may not show infection when it’s done; they could have a cumulative viral load a day later. Are they going to go into quarantine, away from their kids and staff, when they get home?? If not… well…. STUPID!!

      • candy says:

        Not only do they have privileged access to testing, but if they were to get sick they would have access to the best drug cocktails just like Drumpf.

      • cherriepie84 says:

        So they organize a “tour” to thank front-line workers but makes a stop to make stupid faces at school children? Why get the children involved?

      • notasugarhere says:

        Children are definitely not immune, can get very sick, some have died. Worryingly, 15-year-old Prince Christian of Denmark has tested positive as a result of school exposure. The family is now isolating.

  3. Mumbles says:

    Kates back to those dopey banana curls (or more likely, banana curl extensions)? Oy.

  4. MaryContrary says:

    What the actual. In what world is this a good idea?? I’m just perplexed as to how the courtiers signed off on this one. They’re around slews of people, some with masks, some without. This encourages people to congregate. Even outside: terrible optics. And on a snotty side note-all that “incandescent with rage” must be terribly aging because William has really lost his looks.

    • Becks1 says:

      Agree completely with all points. This is just such a bad idea all around and then factor in the lack of masks – just horrible.

      I know people are going to say they’re outside, but it doesn’t seem they’re social distancing and considering how the pandemic is still raging, almost a year later, they should be modeling mask wearing at all times.

      • Jay says:

        Yes, Becks1 – modelling mask wearing might well be the only actual and most helpful thing they could do to support healthcare workers!

        It boggles my mind to see so many people without masks. Even if not required in all these areas, they should be holding themselves to the highest standard.

    • Steph says:

      I’m going to add to your snotty comment: all the men I know who have baldness the way he does just get rid of it all so I don’t know what maintenance looks like. That being said it looks like Will got a line up around his bald spot and it looks sooo weird and unnatural. Is that normal?!

  5. Snuffles says:

    It’s like the common sense part of their brain died.

  6. Amy Bee says:

    This tour just seem like a waste of time and resources. They didn’t have this do this tour to announce that they were going to be Patrons of NHS Charities. In fact, William and Kate should be ashamed to become Patrons of this organisation which seems to only exist because Government has made continuous cuts to the NHS.

  7. Ariel says:

    Gravely irresponsible.
    I’m horrified. Sure, they are outside, but isn’t their whole reason for public titles and public existence to lead by example, to highlight important things- you know, like wearing a mask during a deadly and highly contagious pandemic?
    Their only other purpose is hoarding money, which does not help one person outside of their family- except the unscrupulous people who “do business” with them to gain access and power.
    They are gross.

  8. Fani says:

    It is sad that they have hyper-aged.
    I don’t understand why people can’t wrap their minds around this disease or that we should all do all we can, that is reasonable, to contain the spread.
    I think they are hoping to leap frog in front of Charles to the throne and think their happy family facade will be enough to cinch it.
    They are shockingly out of touch.

  9. Sofia says:

    Yeah this is a bad idea. Yes kids are less likely to suffer from the virus but they can still catch it and spread it to people who might suffer badly from the virus.

    Yay for social distancing I guess but if the royals are supposed to be role models and “pride of the country” then they should wear masks and model good behaviour. Otherwise they’re making life more difficult for the people they’re supposed to thank.

    • Jay says:

      Yes – as someone mentioned above, children can still catch and bring home viruses, so the more crowds, the higher the risk.

      Also, since we know there is often interest whenever Kate wears something, they could have used this your to model some local makers and creations (come on, a matching tartan mask? Take my money!) or debut a “fundraiser” mask specifically for the NHS charity they are new patrons of. It writes itself.

      • Jay says:

        Okay, I actually checked because it was bugging me, and it appears there are already NHS masks (Christmas themed, even) that benefit the NHS charity they are promoting.

        So they could be promoting responsible behaviour AND raising funds for their new patronage if they wanted to.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Jay, they just don’t try, they care so little.

  10. PEARL GREY says:

    Will and Kate really are trailblazers, bringing the first landmark Royal Train Superspreader Tour™️, coming to a lockdown town near you!

  11. Lizzie says:

    You know what’s missing? Sean Spicer issuing a statement that this is the best and biggest idea ever. PERIOD.

  12. M4lificent says:

    They are all outdoors, and standing apart, so the actual risk of transmission is extremely low. However, I think the entire RF should wear masks at all times in public, even when they aren’t medically necessary, just to set a good example.

    • Sofia says:

      William apparently got a very bad case of the virus and Kate as his wife saw how badly her husband suffered as a healthy late 30s male should be wearing masks and encouraging its use no matter what.

  13. tee says:

    this is so wild. so much content for the uk press to have a field day with if they were genuinely interested in scrutinizing royals not named harry and meghan.

    • You are so right. The inequality and unfairness in the treatment is so glaring. It would have spawned several negative stories if it were the Sussexes.

      I also noticed that the Cambridges cannot muster international coverage even if they’re the future king and queen.

  14. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Every school with young children in the US shuts down because one comes in with covid. Every. One. It’s inevitable. So to gallivant around like you can’t transmit it or get from kids is the height of Williamity and Trumpidity. Dear, stupid William: you can get this thing twice, and the second bout is harsher and deadlier. Just remember, if you get it again, you’ll deserve it. I won’t be crying for you, just those you imperiled. Hope they sue you and the Monarchy.

    • lovesitinnm says:

      In Georgia (USA), the schools don’t shut down. Parents aren’t required to report if their child tests positive and teachers have to fight to find out if an absent child tested positive. IF a family lets the school know that a child tested positive many times the people who came in close contact do stay home to quarantine but schools stay open nonetheless.

  15. Nic919 says:

    There is no difference between this and a trump super spreader rally. There is no social distancing in that crowd and it’s irrelevant that they are kids. They should have been masked.

    What does this prove anyway? That there are still fools who bootlick these two? Insane.

  16. Natters5 says:

    I live in downtown Manhattan and I would say about 95% of the people walk around outside with masks. You need a mask to go into any store, office building and public transportation. Because of this Manhattan, one of the most dense populations in the world is still okay, we are not even yellow. However in the outer boroughs like Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn where there are large Republican and religious neighborhoods, they are yellow and orange (no reason to be because those neighborhoods are not that dense in population). Those Republican and religious neighborhoods are fighting wearing masks when outside (they still need to wear them in indoor businesses). So masks DO WORK!! Kate Middleton did not announce that she had Covid-19 so why does she think its okay to go around the country meeting people without masks and having people go out to meet them? Also when I see celebrities in London shot by the paparazzi, they mostly don’t wear masks so I don’t know what is happening in the UK.

    • Steph says:

      I live in upper Manhattan and in the only yellow zone in the borough (ugh). I feel like most ppl wear masks most of the time until it’s time to go out and party. We have a strip of many bars all who flout the rules at night. It’s so fing frustrating.

  17. Levans says:

    One would think that Will learned his lesson after being diagnosed with Covid earlier this year. Given Kate’s performative concerns about early childhood, she should have been thinking of the children and not exposed them or herself for this stunt. Poor decisions all around.

  18. LovelyRose says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m incandescent with rage.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      LOLOLOLOL …this DID make me chortle out loud!!! 😄

    • Keen Kate says:

      Well I really am incandescent with rage. I am a NHS nurse and prescriber (in a GP practice, not a hospital) and today I quit. Thanks to this idiot tour to thank the NHS, all the people who don’t believe Covid is real and won’t affect them or their loved ones and all those not wearing a mask and joining huge crowds to shop and the like.

      In January, I will turn 46 and my only child will turn 2. I will spend my time with my son and stay at home until this pandemic is over (luckily my partner works full time and his salary will be enough). Then I will retrain in cosmetic nursing. I don’t have time for stupid people anymore.

      • yinyang says:

        They’re awful. Other leaders are doing virtual messages. Being famous comes with responsibilities. WK are wrong to do this at such a time and I really admire you for taking a stand.

      • ravynrobyn says:

        Good for you! Enjoy the holidays with your precious family 🌲🎅

      • BeanieBean says:

        Sorry it came to this, but you did what you needed to do. Best of luck for your future!

  19. Coco says:

    So people believe the virus isn’t real because it’s invisible. You know what else is invisible and fake? The divine right of kings.

  20. yinyang says:

    Hey she pays good money for that face, damn right she’s gonna show it off, it’s a nod to taxpaying Brits, lol.

  21. Bibi says:

    this should not have been a tour, they should have scheduled a real work time in support of charities in those different stops. it would have felt less famewhory and less lazy. But they dont want to work. Attracting people for no reason at all is quite unreasonnable at this time.

    • Mindy_Dopple says:

      Or at least traveled around and GAVE front line workers and medical staff FUNDS to do their jobs safer. Where are the papers calculating exactly how much this trip is costing? How many people are showing up to view them from afar, what the cost of their disruption is?

  22. Jessa says:

    The school set up is a shambles here. They 100% should be wearing masks, but there’s big fuss made that they’re not required (read:allowed) in schools (they should be). Teachers here are terrified and angry, and rightfully so. However, given the mandate, I understand why W+K are not – it would undermine a lot of (IMO incorrect)positioning that has been created by the powers that be. I think it’s wrong, and I don’t agree but I understand why no-one is masking up in that context,

    Edit for clarity

    • Nic919 says:

      That’s interesting because in Ontario kids have been wearing masks inside since they returned to school in September. Some of the ones 7 and under were required to but I believe they are now changing that requirement since there have been cases showing up in the schools.

      The UK has been so wrong on dealing with covid and their lack of masking in densely populated areas would explain why their covid rates remain so bad.

      • Jay says:

        Absolutely – when I hear ppl complaining about how uncomfortable masks are, I can tell them that my three year old wears them the whole day in school (I’m in Toronto). She just started jk, so as far as she’s concerned, that’s just another rule to follow in school. There are lots of other protocols, too, of course, but I’ve been pleasantly reassured by how much more quickly children adapt.

  23. Izzy says:

    This is ridiculous. I don’t care if they’re outside. Peter Hotez is on TV telling people to mask up even outdoors because there’s so much virus around, and if he tells me to do that, I listen.

  24. Liz version 700 says:

    They look so tone deaf and so irresponsible. Who cares if people die as long as we get to ride our Superspreader train and look important…

  25. aquarius64 says:

    You bet Scotland will holler if one of those kids come down with COVID.

  26. Flffgrrrlr says:

    I’ve already commented this here a few times – but probably worth repeating again, that the mask rules are different in the UK. We are not required to wear them outdoors – although we are supposed to socially distance outdoors. But we only have to wear them indoors in shops, restaurants, train stations etc. Wearing them generally outdoors isn’t a thing here – and we don’t consider it to be problematic. However there are different travel restrictions in different parts of the UK, and we are not supposed to travel into and out of certain places except for specific reasons – eg work. These things are all a matter of law – it’s set out in regulations. But there’s nothing to say masks should generally be worn outside. Different countries have different rules.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah, we understand that there are different rules. but the issue is twofold – Will and Kate’s mask wearing has always been inconsistent, and there are pictures of Kate being very close to the kids, i.e. not socially distanced.

      • Flffgrrrlr says:

        They’ve been consistent with the mask rules here though I think – it would be a big problem if they were breaking the law and I should think they are super careful not to break the law. Not defending lack of social distancing by any means – but the way it’s seen and done here is different. Wearing masks is a legal thing here – you comply with the law rather than just wearing them all the time through choice. So it might not appear consistent but I think that’s probably just a reflection of the rules. Staying 2m apart is, I think, guidance not law.

      • Becks1 says:

        No, they’ve definitely been inconsistent with their mask wearing over the past 6 months. It would be comical if the consequences could potentially be very bad for people around them. for example, they’ll sit 6 feet apart from other people outside and wear masks, and then they’ll be inside and not wear a mask even if they aren’t staying the 6 feet apart, etc.

        I actually don’t think the rules are that different than many places here in the states – mask wearing is required indoors where I am (its not a matter of choice) and outdoors if you cant social distance. Some organizations have stricter rules but that’s the general rule from the government. And here, if W&K aren’t wearing masks, they should be making a very obvious effort to social distance, even if its just “guidance.” This is a pandemic. I know William thought coronavirus was a joke, but you would think after having it he would take it a little more seriously.

    • StartupSpouse says:

      Would also add, as others have said upthread, that

      1. W&K should be masked to set an example for the general public – millions of people see these photos; and
      2. As someone else mentioned upthread, SHE IS TRYING TO PASS HERSELF OFF AS AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERT. So she should wear her d*** mask around the kids or sit down.

    • Sofia says:

      As someone from the UK, I would actually defend and support this if Charles and Camilla weren’t wearing masks in an engagement they had today. And IIRC there’s no rule or guidance that over 70s should wear masks

      So please. Let’s retire the “royals are only doing what the government says” because they’re not.

      • Flffgrrrlr says:

        To be clear – that’s not what I’m saying at all. The whole monarchy thing is a bizarre spectacle, and I don’t follow it closely. But…
        …maybe people shouldn’t pile in on a school, parents and teachers for standing outside maskless when they’re not actually doing anything wrong so far as they know. I feel uncomfortable with the public shaming element of people’s perceived imperfect compliance. I get that masks have become a lightning rod political issue in some places, but they haven’t in the UK.

      • Sofia says:

        That’s all well and good but people here are actually criticising the royals more than the teachers and children.

        Also like I said I’m from the UK so please do not “UK-splain” me anything about the UK. It’s condescending quite frankly.

      • Flffgrrrlr says:

        I’m sorry Sofia – I had read what you said, can see you’re in the UK too, and so not seeking to do that or to condescend – rather just say how I personally feel about it. I’m not having a pop at anyone here. I do personally feel that some mask based criticism feels disconnected from the context, and therefore not always fair. But I get that other people feel differently.

      • Nic919 says:

        The kids in a crowd without masks risk catching and spreading covid. The virus and the laws of science don’t care which country they are in and creating a situation where maskless people convene in a group is simply asking for trouble. It was dumb when trump did his rallies and it is dumb when will and Kate do this.

      • BeanieBean says:

        As I recall, the Rose Garden event for Amy Covid Barrett was outside as well, & IT turned out to be a super spreader event. Being outside is no protection if you’re maskless & within <2m of someone. If you know you’re going to be around people, outside or inside, mask up.

    • notasugarhere says:

      We’re talking about two people who essentially forced their way into elder care homes for a PR op, while families weren’t allowed to visit their relatives. As public figures in a country with horrid numbers, Charles and William both getting sick from this, and after William’s tonedeaf comments about COVID-19 early on? Absolutely no excuse for them to be maskless at any point during their super spreader tour.

    • tcbc says:

      I can never understand this line of thinking. Adhering to the minimum standard is not good enough for public figures, especially those who live luxuriously off taxpayer funds. There’s no rule in the UK banning mask-wearing outdoors, so why not wear them? Why not make certain that you are wearing a mask in every published photograph? Set an example!

      • CC2 says:

        In my country, you HAVE to wear masks no matter what (except for exercise and eating).

        I find the idea of putting on masks and then taking it off when you are spaced apart to be frankly quite stupid. If you’re infected, your germy hands will be touching your masks, objects around you etc. Keeping your masks on at all times ensure that your germy particles are rarely spread at all!

  27. Implicit says:

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME. The Trumps 2.0

  28. GuestwithCat says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is what a literal ego trip looks like.

  29. Steph says:

    This such a dangerous, pointless, waste of money. Who is this helping? I get most of my royal news here from @Kaiser but sometimes read other articles. Whatever charity/ organization they are visiting barely gets mentioned or linked. There is clearly very little public interest in them. The only ppl who benefit from these visits are the papers covering them. How does the UK justify the costs of these trips? Add the fact that WK are displaying and advocating reckless behavior during a pandemic…I just can’t.
    Can anyone link me to something that shows specifics and tangible differences their “work” makes?

  30. Sid says:

    I find myself wondering if they were pushed to do this by Big Dumb Boris’s government to help distract from the effery of Brexit and the looming no-deal deadline? I’ve never bought the idea that having Simon Case at KP was some masterstroke idea of William’s in order to gain leverage with the Tory government. I actually believe it was the opposite, and Case and Co. have leverage against William. So maybe they used some of that leverage here. Because I can’t believe that even William and Kate would be so stupid as to believe this was a good thing to do right at this time. Or can they really be that dumb?

  31. LittlePenguin says:

    King Willy had Covid, so he’s not worried about getting it anymore.

    And we all know his care for others does not exist, so this is a totally make The Cambridges feel important and seen tour.

    • MaryContrary says:

      You can get covid again. You’re not immune to it just because you have had it before.

      • LittlePenguin says:

        I know this (my partner is a front line worker dealing with homeless Covid + patients) but does Willy? Does Willy even care?

  32. lili says:

    It’s wrong but Kate really showed some personality (front page daily fail moving video, fun)

  33. Keen Kate says:

    If anyone wants a good laugh, watch The Sun’s twitter video of Kate dancing/swaying to the Shakin’ Stevens performance. Hilarious.

  34. Blah says:

    Is it normal to really dislike these people?

  35. Florence says:

    Top CEO needs a refund on that expensive surgery, her jowls and eye bags are already back.

    Stay back kids she might try and suck your youth out.

  36. QwietStorm says:

    Regarding the charity or organization being represented:

    Here in the US I have occasionally noted people wearing masks that have the name, abbreviation, or acronym of the entity or idea being represented. I have, for example, received masks from my insurance company with that name and logo displayed.
    Would it not be beneficial for the Cambridges to utilize this model? They could wear masks with NHS displayed, or the name of the charity they are highlighting. Furthermore, they could bring a supply of masks with them for distribution to those attending the assembly, thereby encouraging the non-maskers to don a mask that represents the organization they have turned out to support. Perhaps even setting up alongside the masks a collection area for donations to that charity. In other words, “please take a mask and if possible, you may like to leave a donation to (the particular NHS charity). Thank you for you support.”
    Since I’m not British, I am unaware if this type of fundraising violates principles or is something Royals are not permitted to do. But it DOES take the attention away from the royals themselves and returns it to the organization that needs the emphasis.
    (Sorry, brevity is not my strong point.)

    • Keen Kate says:

      The NHS charities literally have fundraising masks for sale (including Christmas design ones), I doubt these bozos have a clue though.

      Is Kate getting free masks from that Amaia company (or whatever they are called)? She only wears their masks and the first one was a child sized one.

  37. Zaya says:

    I tweeted yesterday that they should have just stayed at home and have money to nhs and the keeners attacked me saying I’m an ignorant american who is sticking her nose where is doesn’t belong and that the NHS has more than enough money. It’s laughable how drunk on the koolaide these people are.

    They should have stayed home. And yes they should be wearing masks and social distancing when they’re not at home. Leaders should lead by example.

    • Nic919 says:

      It is selfish for them to have done this and they are going to burden the NHS with more cases because they need an ego boost.

      Not american, but canadian and the mayor of Toronto is telling everyone to stay at home to not overburden our health care system. Meanwhile our covid rate is a fraction of what’s going on in the UK. No one here would be stupid enough to do an ego tour like these two fools because Canadians would get mad. (We have some anti maskers here but they are not the majority)

      And they aren’t leaders in any sense. They are empty puppets who want good press.

      • Zaya says:

        It’s completely selfish. Who is this serving other than their own ego and pr? The frontline workers I know here, Europe, and Asia all want people to stay home as much as possible, to wear masks, and social distance. To say thank you by flaunting the guidelines is a slap in their face. The government is telling people to stay home and not cross tiers, but them going on an ill-timed and ill-advised tour is just another example of one rule for me one rule for thee hypocrisy.

  38. Las Brisas says:

    It doesn’t look like a mask less trump rally, does it? They are children.

  39. Likeyoucare says:

    I dont care what happen to the adults that came to worship willie and kate.
    But, for them to involve children make me want to slap their parents and teachers. Those children didnt wear their mask and stand too close to each other. Poor kids.
    I am a teacher and I always remind my students about social distancing when you are not wearing mask in the classroom.

  40. Watson says:

    These two and their advisors are just total idiots

  41. RedWeatherTiger says:

    But it is so worth it to have a super spreader event because Normal Bill gets to talk to kids about Faahhhhhhthuh Christmusss! And what could be more jolly when their grandparents are dropping like flies in two weeks?

    And the worst part is, he can’t even engage them when talking about Santa! He’s just dull and unattractive and charmless.

  42. TyrantDestroyed says:

    This is insane

  43. Emma says:

    I’m an NHS employee and I’m fuming about the tour. I’ve had to work from home doing therapy by phone since March.

    It’s difficult enough getting some people to accept the need to keep the tier 2/3 rules already and not see friends and family. Especially where I am this has been case for months, meaning people have had enough!

    Then these two swan around, encouraging people to bunch up together, while largely everyone maskless! I get it’s outside and our rules in UK it’s ok. But they’re not 2m apart as recommended!

    It’s like Dominic Cummings trip to Barnard Castle all over again! The vaccine is coming why an earth couldn’t this have waited a couple more months for this to be wider deployed? Seems a shameless attempt to boost their numbers and try and take the shambolic Brexit negotiations off the news!

  44. ohrhilly says:

    I would have rather them do Zoom meetings and fill the royal train (or any other safe mode of transportation) with necessary supplies to give out at each of those stops. This was unnecessary.