Duchess Kate ‘is secretly planning to launch new initiatives’ related to the pandemic

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The pandemic is more than ten months old. It’s not going to be over anytime soon, although many are hopeful that by the summer, every country will be in a much better place. Still, the effects of the “pandemic year” will be felt for a very long time, and I’m sure the current generation of little kids – like, the four-to-12-year-olds – will be nicknamed Generation Covid. Pandemic education is a mess and the children are stressed and there are so many kids living in poverty.

In the past year, many of us, sitting here on this humble little blog, have said that the Duchess of Cambridge should be doing something with Generation Covid, especially since she’s so keen and she wants us to believe that she’s all about the “Early Years.” Thus far, Kate has done jacksh-t. Even her stupid, vapid Five Big Questions survey had to be rescued with data purchased from other surveys just so Kate would have “results” to present to people last month. Kate promised that in 2021, she would definitely be more keen and she would totally do something vague with all of that nonsensical data she presented to us. Well, guess what? Nearly a year into the worst viral pandemic in a century, Keen Kate is keen about doing *something* involving Early Years and the pandemic. I assume the thought *just* occurred to her.

The Duchess of Cambridge is secretly planning to launch new initiatives to help Britain’s “silent victims” of the coronavirus crisis. Mum of three Kate is building on her landmark survey on the early years development of children to reach those youngsters most at risk.

The future Queen this month held two private engagements, renewing her focus on bringing a range of experts and organisations together from across the arena which experts say has been “historically woefully underfunded”.

Kate last year successfully launched the ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ the largest ever survey of its kind, which garnered more than half a million responses. Royal sources have confirmed the Duchess has begun shifting her focus to help charities operate in a post pandemic environment, while continuing to raise the issues homelessness, addiction and poor mental health of children and their families.

A palace source said: “These themes are so often grounded in a difficult childhood and have undoubtedly been exacerbated for thousands of vulnerable children during the pandemic. The Duchess’s primary work will be to build on the results of the survey and bring together more partners to focus on those who are most at risk of falling through the cracks of society. In her own words, she believes the early years should be on par with the other great social challenges and opportunities of our time. The early years can play such a crucial role in shaping our future which is why this is so important, not just in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic, but also to have a chance of achieving real change for generations.”

Peter Grigg, CEO of Home Start UK which helps support the children of disadvantaged or struggling families – said Kate was working to help the “silent victims” of the crisis. He said: “The early years have been historically woefully underfunded, but the attention on the Duchess’s focus has the capacity to make real change. The pandemic has exposed huge inequalities in our society and Kate’s focus on the silent victims of the crisis will undoubtedly raise the prospects of the most vulnerable. Her support in the arena has never been more valuable and it will help focus the attention of politicians and the public that these issues are some of the most pressing of our time.”

[From The Daily Mirror]

The quotes from Peter Grigg aren’t just garden-variety blowing-smoke-up-a-royal-bum. Grigg accidentally revealed the real reason why he and other charities are throwing their support behind Kate and embiggening her: they hope that with Keen Kate as the “face” of everything Early Years, they’ll get more funding and a bigger budgetary priority from the government. Which is how it should work, I agree. But I think Grigg and other charities are making a lousy wager. Kate has shown time and time again that she doesn’t actually give a f–k about helping children. She only wants the photo-ops and the credit for “creating” something and having a “big project” to announce. She has no interest in parlaying her name to create actual change, or helping them out with public or private funding.

As for Kate’s big secret plan to “launch new initiatives,” my guess is that those launches will involve Kate seething on camera and trying to sound posh as she says some sh-t like “young children are really being affected by the pandemic, so please just be rich, okay?”

I’m still really obsessed with Kate’s pie chart, you guys. Do you think she’ll make a new pie chart for the pandemic?!!? Oh, she’ll need a bar graph too! A keen bar graph!

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  1. lanne says:

    So British journalism is essentially a Ministry of Propaganda when it comes to the royal family. This is ridiculous

    • Kalana says:

      At least the real Melania has the integrity to admit she doesn’t care.

      Duchess Karen of Cambridge forces people to deal with her Covid train tours and tartan themed Zoom outfits and ridiculously fake projects full of racist photo ops with black people.

      Honestly, this shit is insulting. Just stop it already. The royals need to stfd in a corner somewhere and stfu.

      Their real priorities are getting Andrew pardoned and helping the Daily Mail and the Murdoch papers harass the Sussexes. Absolutely vile people.

      • Lauren says:

        I’m sorry. I’m stealing Duchess Karen of Cambridge.

      • Sandra says:

        Sorry but the name Melania and the word integrity should never ever be used together! But I get your point.

      • booboocita says:

        @Kalana – “This shit is insulting.”

        And I keep hearing Gwen Stefani singing, “Let me hear you say this shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.” Because it is. Who is Duchess Karen trying to fool at this point? ‘Cause whatever it is she’s trying to put over, it’s not working …

      • Elle says:

        Gwen taught us how to spell bananas!

        Which is more than the D of C ever did

      • Kalana says:

        @Sandra. Honesty didn’t fit either.

        At least we could vote out our Trump family. The Brits are stuck with these people and it’s enshrined as tradition.

        Children are going to bed hungry and this Spitting Image puppet in a backwards Gucci blouse is cooing over Early Yars. It’s a disgrace.

    • Amy Bee says:

      And the Tory Government.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Kate is a huge embarrassment to a very embarrassing family. The pandemic has revealed how little they contribute to the people of the UK. Even the commenters on the Daily Fail are questioning the value of the RF. I love how keen she is to plan what she is planning not to do. So much planning with no discernible results. Someone get the woman a bigger pie chart already.

      • Lorelei says:

        How many times now has she “renewed her focus?”

      • Kalana says:

        @Lorelai. Textiles!

      • notasugarhere says:

        The weird textiles visit was Kate trying to block the Queen giving the Royal Theatre patronage to Meghan. She’s angling for the Royal Ballet one, which is why we get behind the scenes pictures of Kate taking Charlotte to Nutcracker performances. It is all about associating Kate and Charlotte with anything Diana.

    • Mignionette says:

      @lanne – I said this a few months ago and was literally burned at the stake here.

      It’s interesting bc M&H watchers are getting a front row seat into just how messed up the UK is and how your life can turn on a dime if the establishment have it in for you. Democracy is slowly and steadily being eroded via the backdoor and we have no credible press to hold the RW accountable.

      People are also now seeing the connection between (1) The Royal Family (2) Church of England – whom Betty is head of, (3) Tory Party and (4) Tory Party donors whom control the media and establishment positions of power.

      All the above led to Brexit. The Queen however is now in a quagmire bc her ‘sponsors’ and ‘protectors’ stand to make more if the UK is ‘privatised’ and put up for sale. Brexit is the final chapter of Thatcher-ism and we all know what she thought of the Queen when the chips were down.

      What is interesting is that even the most liberal of UK journalists do not start shit with (1) The BRF (2) CoE and (3) certain publications bc they know they will never work again. The few that have (Ash Sakar, Owen Jones, Afus Hirsh, Bonnie Greer etc etc) have been horribly maligned by the RW press and their lives and lively hoods put in danger.

      We talk about the recent threat to democracy at Capitol Hill yet COVID has allowed the Tories to permanently suspend Hansard Parliamentary debates and jury trials.

      This is the UK the Tories always dreamed of and bizarrely COVID has allowed them to actualize it and then profit from it via their crony contracts.

      The UK is truly in the toilet right now and I wonder how long it will take the nouveau working class Tories of the North to wake up?

      • Nic919 says:

        The fact that the UK media can’t even talk about the media blackout about William tells you just how far gone they are. This is kind of thing they do in Putin’s Russia. There is zero reason for there to be any media blackout surrounding William. He’s not involved in government secrets and there is no reason to keep an affair hidden to this degree.

      • Kalana says:

        I cannot wait until someone calls that brat out on his behavior. The same way Piers Morgan had his ass handed to him.

      • Ann says:

        Holy Cow. I only discovered this site a few months ago and have been here every day since. I came as a Harry/Meghan supporter and stayed for everything else. As an American and progressive who has been through what I consider a sort of trauma over the past five years, culminating on January 6th, I am fascinated by what you just wrote. I mean, fascinated and thankful because I don’t really know what is happening in the UK right now and I feel like I need a new perspective. My sister is a journalist, she has friends in the UK (as well as friends FROM the UK who are living in America now) and I feel like she has an eye on that world but doesn’t really get it because she has known them for a long time now and things have changed. Does that make sense?

    • missskitttin says:

      yes. propaganda. Theyre bad at it too. it is almost sad. The old style graphics. The pencil…. Cringe!

    • Kristin says:

      Kalana, you make an excellent point. Maybe this complete vapid waste of oxygen can donate her insane clothes budget to help some of those starving children she claims to give a shit about. You know, as many truly horrible people there are in this world, I genuinely don’t really hate anyone. But I can honestly say, hand to God, that I fucking despise this woman.

  2. Aurora says:

    Kate is planning to build on her survey by planning to bring together organizations to plan to bring awareness to Kate’s plan to build on her survey.

    • Becks1 says:

      Right? when you start considering what they are actually saying, it makes no sense and just sounds like “Kate is really keen. Again.”

    • JT says:

      That’s all I got from this announcement, which is funny because I thought that was what she was already doing. And what about the organizations already under W&K’s foundation? I haven’t heard of them fundraising for the charities they already work with, considering several of them have shuttered due to lack of fundraising. Have these people been paying attention to Kate’s track record? And why did it take nearly a year for this to happen?

    • M says:

      I would be kicked out of grad school for presenting a pie chart like that. I would have failed the sixth grade for presenting a pie chart like that.

    • Eating Popcorn says:

      “Landmark Survey…”

    • Shannon says:

      It was a very long-winded way to say absolutely nothing, wasn’t it?

  3. Neners says:

    Really? This old chestnut again? It’s a January tradition to claim Kate is just on the cusp of no longer being a vapid waste of space.

  4. Gobo says:

    So we can expect a questionnaire in about 5 years i guess?

  5. Becks1 says:

    So, Kate sometimes reminds of the line from Spaceballs, when they’re combing the desert and Col Sanders says something like “prepare to move forward” and Helmet says “what are you preparing for? You’re always preparing! Just go!”

    That’s how Kate is. She’s always preparing. Just do it! dont leak about the work you are preparing to do and the kind of stuff you maybe will do in the future. Just do it. That’s what I liked about Meghan so much (and still like.) She just did it. We didnt hear about the Together cookbook nonstop for 6 months. It was just – oh hey, here it is.

    Anyway – this article is unintentionally hilarious. Guys, Kate had TWO private meetings this month. TWO!!!! Never say she doesnt work hard!!!!!!

    I feel bad for the organizations that think Kate’s “involvement” here will help them raise money, because that’s not how Kate rolls. Kate especially has no interest in addressing the “huge inequalities in our society,” since she directly benefits from those inequalities and sits at the top of the pecking order in UK society.

    • Belli says:

      Love it! I’m also reminded of Aaron Burr in Hamilton waiting for it and waiting for it…

      The thing is, Kate’s involvement could raise money with a bit of action from her. Her sitting in her mansion and waving her hand and saying “early years are important” isn’t going to magically conjure up funding. So how about she heads up some fundraising initiatives to go towards research or projects? Diana auctioned off some of her dresses, Kate has a vault of clothes…

    • Amy Bee says:

      This is the way the media wants it. There was a lot of grumbling in the media because Meghan didn’t leak to the press that she was doing the cookbook and that she presented it to the public and press at the same time. They said at the time that it was too slick. The royals are expected to keep the press via leaks informed of what they are doing. Hence this story in the Daily Mirror. I must say kudos to the Russell Myers for being chosen by KP for the exclusive. He tends to be left out of the scoops most times.

      • Becks1 says:

        I can understand the media generally appreciating the leaks, because it gives them something to talk about* and the RRs then feel like they have the insider scoop, but at this point its just laughable, because theres no end game. It’s nothing but leaks about how Kate is really really going to work really hard really soon guys!!! Just you wait!!! It’s going to happen any day now!!! Rinse, repeat for eternity.

        *and its also sad that the media doesnt have anything to talk about regarding Kate besides these kinds of articles, because there isnt anything “there” so to speak. If they dont talk about how she is going to be keen very soon, then there is nothing else to say, because she doesnt do anything. The media may like the leaks and that the Cambridges are playing ball, relatively, but its still dull as dirt and dull as dirt royals dont get the clicks.

    • Kalana says:

      She’s using the pandemic to embiggen herself. She has no intention of helping anyone.

      All regular snark aside, I’m genuinely appalled at the shamelessness.

      • Becks1 says:

        Part of me almost admires their shamelessness, in a way, lol. Like Kate doesnt even TRY to work. She literally got married and then was like, “nah, I’m not going to ‘work,’ how very middle-class, but you’re going to let me wear the diamonds and give me a mansion in London and a mansion in the country and I’m just going to play tennis and lay out by the pool, maybe I’ll zoom today, who knows.” She doesnt care if she’s called lazy. She is just that shameless.

      • Mac says:

        Kate could cut ribbons, visit museums, and attend sporting events and get great press coverage. She isn’t into hard work so why not focus on the symbolic work?

      • Becks1 says:

        @Mac – ah, good question, but you give away the answer. “why not focus on the symbolic work” – because its still WORK and Kate just has no desire to do that. (also as we have discussed here – if you’re doing those kinds of events, you have to do more of them, a la Anne, and again, she has no desire to do that. Faking these big projects gives her an excuse for her lack of appearances.)

      • L84Tea says:

        @Mac, that’s what I don’t understand. Kate knows she doesn’t want to do heavy lifting work just as much as we all know it. If she did more ribbon cuttings and other bread and butter engagements, she would at least get to get all dolled up in new clothes and be seen like she enjoys so much. She’d be in and out in less than 2 hours and she can go right back home and hit balls with her trainer. Why this need to project the idea that she’s going to solve all of Britains problems like a super hero? You’re lazy, Kate! You know it and we know it. Just embrace it and do the easy work already because it’s clearly all you’re good for!

      • notasugarhere says:

        Doing ribbon cuttings would involve Kate showing up to 500 engagements a year like Anne and Charles. She’d never agree to do that amount of work. Posing in front of pie charts created by other people is what Kate considers hard work.

      • windyriver says:

        “…why not focus on the symbolic work?”

        Because it’s not what Meghan’s doing. And apart from her competitive nature, Kate likes what she interprets as the Meghan model – limited appearances, and discussion of some “noteworthy” project when she does appear. That way, Kate can talk about supposed behind the scenes meetings, etc. and sound like she’s working. Clearly she thinks copying Meghan’s clothing and Zoom backgrounds is the secret to achieving the same popularity. Her supporters don’t seem to understand, or care, that, unlike Meghan, Kate never achieves anything. I wonder if Kate herself actually gets that there’s more to what Meghan is doing than the PR.

      • Kalana says:

        @Becks1. They could just bring back Ladies of London and it wouldn’t cost the taxpayers anything. Kate is a Kardashian.

    • Harper says:

      I can explain the two private meetings. Private meeting #1: Kate: I need my annual January statement about what I am keen to do this year. Let’s make it about the Early Years but should we also mention the pandemic? Don’t forget to use the word vulnerable somewhere; I like that word.
      Private meeting #2: The statement is read back to Kate.

    • MF1 says:

      “Kate especially has no interest in addressing the ‘huge inequalities in our society,’ since she directly benefits from those inequalities and sits at the top of the pecking order in UK society.”

      Yes, thanks for saying this so succinctly. This is exactly why the Monarchy is entirely pointless.

    • Over it says:

      Further keen queen meetings were so private that we can all agree that there was no damm meetings. First off unless it was a zoom meeting, considering the uk is In lockdown, that copycat hasn’t been doing shit

      • booboocita says:

        The meetings were so private that even the attendees didn’t know they’d been in attendance (!).

    • LAR says:

      I wonder if she thinks this is how people work hard. She’s never had to hold down a job; it’s like a teenager who watches TV and gets their ideas of jobs from there. It’s like celebrities with fashion lines; they don’t do the hard part of clothing design or knowing how to actually sew, they often just pick the things they like for others to produce.

  6. VS says:

    As someone once said here with W&K, their project goes like this:
    1) you get hype that they are working on something
    2) then you get more hype about how great and innovative it is going to be
    3) then you get the reveal and it is really nothing to even write about
    4) then weeks of hype about how keen they are; nothing about the ‘charity’ or ’cause’ they are promoting
    5) then months later, onto the next “secret” initiative with the previous one forgotten and never to be talked about again

    Results be damned!!!! welcome to mediocrityville……..

    • Belli says:

      It’s a great strategy! You get all the credit for saying you’re thinking of planning to do something without actually having to do anything!

      Caution: Do not attempt without a tabloid media who will completely ignore your lack of actual action.

      • Harper says:

        Exactly! I saw this headline on the Fail this morning that now Kate was “shifting focus” and I haven’t stopped laughing since.

      • Myra says:

        You mean ‘Warning: Don’t do this while black or biracial!!!’

    • RoyalBlue says:

      you are correct, Bill had the same strategy with earthshot. do the PR for it in december 2019, sit on your ass for 9 months, do some more PR in Sep/Oct and then nothing for a while. 12 months pass and nothing is effectively accomplished.

      • JT says:

        Speaking of earthshot, someone on Twitter posted that it’s been restricted due to unusual activity. I don’t know the source on it so it could be fluff, but it was interesting to see. We’ve never heard of Sentebale or Invictus being restricted. Keep an eye out on Will and this earthshot business. I mean, he’d already given himself an out in the announcement and an environmental prize chock full of celebrities instead of scientists is a problem.

      • Harper says:

        You have to hand it to Won’t and Can’t. Won’t found a PR strategy that works: Making announcements and getting a headline about what you plan to do. Remember the “wanting to go back to being an air ambulance pilot” headline at the beginning of the pandemic? Not only did some people think he actually did fly, but when it was pointed out that he didn’t, the excuse was he is too famous and he can’t do everything he wants to do because it causes a distraction. Won’t and Kan’t are big time scammers–the Scambridges. .

      • JT says:

        @harper they are totally scammers. Someone should be keeping an eye on the royal foundation. Several charities underneath its umbrella have closed. And I think there was a story here about the Diana fund making donations to the royal foundation that was kind of sketch . Remember when some guy went to the charity commission to complain about Harry? I can’t recall why but it urned out to be completely false but I wish people had that same energy for w&k. Something is going on with how they conduct business.

      • Mac says:

        The Earthshot Prize spent 2020 recruiting its nominators. This is standard practice for an award of this kind. Some of the most prestigious environmental groups in the world have signed on, but they also did a great job in recruiting a diverse array of grassroots organizations. You can ding William for a lot, but Earthshot is a legit entity.

      • Merricat says:

        Lol.

      • JT says:

        Right. The most prestigious high profile award ever that has yet to be awarded that William “hopes to be a part of” for 10 years. He hasn’t yet shown that he even has the attention span to stick to any of his causes and doesn’t even out that much work into his current foundation. Why is this any different? This is his first foray into something like this so I think side eyeing it is appropriate. If it actually is successful I will eat my words.

      • Mac says:

        @JT This is how prizes work. The funding is established, the nominators are selected, and proposals are received and judged. William is a tool but that isn’t reason to denigrate the hard work of the committee and staff.

      • JT says:

        I’m not denigrating the staff, I’m side eyeing William. I side eye people who go on about how amazing, prestigious, and groundbreaking something is before any results have been produced. He does not have a good track record for this kind of project and I think that is a fair assessment to make. In fact, he doesn’t have any track record because at nearly 40 he hasn’t accomplished anything of this scale, unlike Charles or Harry. As stated above, he doesn’t even put much work into his current foundation. If it works out than great, but I don’t think it’s unfair to take a let’s wait and see approach with William.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        MAC, it’s William we are dinging. Lazy. and he announced it before he did the groundwork for it. this is not a teaser, this is the keenness we are speaking about.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The Award that was already in existence for a decade, which William then stole the idea and name for? That’s something to be praised?

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Kate will bring politicians’ attention and funding? But isn’t that… political?! Eyeroll.

    • Amy Bee says:

      I don’t know how she expects there to be change without being political. She’s fooling herself if she thinks she can.

    • Mac says:

      Not all advocacy is political. Kate is raising awareness of an underfunded sector of society. It’s up to organizations in that sector to make their case.

      • Merricat says:

        Semantics.

      • Sofia says:

        How do you think Early Years became to be underfunded in this way in the first place? By the cuts made by the Tory government her and her husband support and pool their staff from.

        And she’s been at EY work for a few years now. If she hasn’t caused any change through her advocacy then it means she’s not even being a good advocate?

        I know you like her @Mac and want to defend her which I don’t knock you for personally, but you don’t need to act like she shits gold every time she speaks.

      • Mac says:

        I don’t like any of the royals particularly, but some of the criticism is simply disingenuous and it denigrates the work of others. I don’t think Munroe Bergdorf considers herself political, but she does consider herself an activist.

      • Sofia says:

        @Mac you talk about criticisms being disingenuous and other people’s work being criticised yet you’re ignoring the people who have spent years to go to school for this and become experts and they do it for no praise and love other than the love they have for their work.

        But yet you want to praise the rich white women who’s really only going this so the peasants don’t revolt against her and in-laws and feel bad for her.

      • Mac says:

        @Sofia, stop twisting my words to fit your narrative. I clearly stated that Kate’s role is to raise awareness, it’s up to the experts to make their case for funding. That recognizes their hard work, education and experience. As someone who works in environmental advocacy that’s how it works. Jane Fonda gets on TV, we get meetings on the Hill because the issue is in the public discourse.

        I also noted earlier that hard work isn’t Kate’s foray and said she should stick to the ribbon cutting and whatnot.

      • Becks1 says:

        Most advocacy IS political though, and thats not necessarily a bad thing. There are things that even politicians can agree on sometimes. But most of the time, in order to effect change, you are going to need the government to “do something” and that’s political. Even just “raising awareness” is political because you’re raising awareness of a problem that you think needs to be fixed. Jane Fonda would certainly consider herself political.

        I guess Kate could focus on getting funding for organizations that already focus on improving outcomes for young children who may not have ideal setups (issues at home, food insecurity, lack of access to education, etc) and thus avoid the immediate politics herself, but those organizations are political. (also we know Kate is lousy at getting funding). I know saying something is “political” is kind of a touchy issue at this point, but most things in this world ARE political.

        Focusing on the early years IS political – it involves talking about things like maternal health, maternity leave policies (less of an issue in the UK for sure), healthcare (again less of an issue there that it is here in the US), education policies, school zones/redistricting (not sure how the UK works with that), childcare expenses, access to safe and affordable activities, safe neighborhoods in general, etc.

        I see many people say that “raising children isnt political” in response to some parenting blogs etc that post political commentary and my response is always similar to the above – its all political. And as a final note to my rant – the royal family is also incredibly political. The whole “stay out of politics” façade is just that – a façade.

      • Sofia says:

        @Mac I am not being aggressive towards you so stop being aggressive towards me. You’re the one who said it’s her job to be an advocate and the criticism is too disingenuous. I said she’s actually not doing the job right and that there are people doing actual work you can praise. And Jane Fonda and other activists (Kate and the word activist shouldn’t even be in the same sentence but here we go) you have mentioned have done far more than Kate has yet aren’t paid millions by the taxpayers to do it. If you wish to compare Kate to someone, look at the European consorts. Maybe you’ll realise how little work Kate really does even through her “advocacy” as you claim.

        Please tell me what changes she’s done with this work. What improvements have been made towards EY through her advocacy? Has funding increased for them? Have policies been implemented?

        Stop getting upset with me and twisting yourself into a pretzel because you want to defend the rich woman by pretending she’s done something in 10 years when it comes to Early Years

      • Jaded says:

        Kate is like a turtle…her head comes out of the shell, she dawdles along for a while, has the BM make some airy-fairy statements about her serious and crucial work, then the head goes back in the shell. What she is supposed to be doing is a far cry from what she actually does, which is live a luxe life with her kids (I think by now she and William live apart most of the time). Her days are filled with shopping, going to the exclusive gym followed by going to the exclusive hairdresser and the exclusive spa and the exclusive esthetician, then back home to her kids. Doing as little as possible insofar as her advocacy “work” is concerned is what she likes best. She is no more suited to serious advocacy work than a child is, and no amount of embiggening by the BM will change it.

  8. Digital Unicorn says:

    Shame sh!t different year – we get the same stories about her ‘secret’ work every January. I guess its soo secret even she doesn’t know what it is.

    I wonder if it will be something around ‘how to host a themed super spreader event on a choo choo’.

    • JT says:

      Right. Isn’t the whole point of them to shine a light? Why all the secrecy? If she just worked on a project and announced it when finished, she wouldn’t have to do all this mystery BS. She isn’t Kevin Feige and this isn’t Marvel. Kate is a damn public servant. Serve up some real results.

      And I think we can stop with the myth that Kate loves children; she doesn’t. Children just happen to be the only people she can talk to because she’s 40 and can’t have a conversation with adults.

      • 809Matriarch says:

        They got scorched and outdone when the Together Cookbook came out. Suddenly they all want to be seen as industrious as The Duchess of Sussex who was busy at work on an initiative that would enable the community kitchen to remain open 7 days a week AND provide training, leading to some of the community members becoming business owners. This secretive collaboration also won awards and the cookbook was a best seller.

        As usual the Keen Kopy Kats are jumping on the secret work bandwagon.

        PATHETIC!

    • Myra says:

      She’s so keen to start learning about how to plan on doing something that will eventually help bring about awareness so that in future someone can shed a light on the work that needs to be done. That’s her every year – Kate the Great!

  9. Merricat says:

    Kate’s “secret plans” never bear actual fruit. Pretty sure this is meant to counteract the news that, once again, she is the laziest of the royals. Surprise. She is useless.

    • Killfanora says:

      All the Duchess of Doing Sod All needs to do is gather intelligent and informed people around her to generate ideas and then follow some through. It doesn’t take great intelligence to work that out!

      • ArtHistorian says:

        But following through would require work! And Kate is allergic to that.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        This is my new favourite nickname for FFQ Kannot: Duchess of Doing Sod All! Love it!

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        Aaahhh but when she “gather intelligent and informed people around her to generate ideas” KP takes their ideas and pass it off as Cant’s, dubbing her the most expert of all experts. Landmark expert. lmfao

  10. Eleonor says:

    The more I read about her “so called projects”, the more I understand what an amazing intelligent woman was Diana.
    There was a big fuzz about Kate being the first royal wife with college education: but clearly she doesn’t even know how to start a project, and she had 20 years of “royal training”.
    Diana was a teenager, she suffered a lot for her lacking of education, she was thrown to the world press without any kind of training, and not only she survived, but she did amazing and groundbreaking things.

    • Mignionette says:

      I feel like Diana was gas-lit into believing she was thick her whole life, but remarkably she did amazingly well for a girl who left school at 16 with O’levels (high school) education.

      And what she lacked on paper she more than made up for intuitively and in her willingness to grow and develop herself. Diana took the time to learn BSL, get a speaking coach and learn about her patronages.

      Also just caring went a VERY long way.

      • February-Pisces says:

        I hate the idea that people are shamed into thinking they are thick based on their school grades. All the smart people at my school are now stuck in mediocre careers, they assumed good grades were all they needed be successful in life and never understood that you actually need initiative as well to achieve success.

        People learn and take in information in different ways. School doesn’t know how to cater to creative thinkers. That’s why “street smart” people tend to be CEOs and creatives, they are good at using initiative, what they are good at can’t be taught in a class room. I went to university and came across some of the stupidest people ever there.

    • Christine says:

      100%, Eleonor. Diana is more impressive (and she was always impressive), viewed with current eyes. I cannot imagine what she went through, but I admire her so much more for being that brave, in the 80s and 90s.

  11. BearcatLawyer says:

    Duchess Dolittle can start by feeding hungry children in the UK. She loves to cook after all.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.dw.com/en/food-parcels-for-kids-spark-outrage-in-uk/a-56217308

    • Aidevee says:

      Yeah, she can boil up some chutney for them. 🙄
      The actual professionals involved in EYs across the UK have been in crisis mode for the past 10 months trying to support children through this pandemic. Children have suffered hugely but we are all just getting with it as much as we can. Now. Today. This week. All this posturing about the future just reveals a total lack of immediacy – she either doesn’t care or has no capability to pull anything meaningful together. It wouldn’t be hard to start off: read stories on you tube, do a weekly craft email, hold a competition, demonstrate new sports you can do in your house, etc etc. This stuff isn’t hard. Then, once everyone is paying attention (which shouldn’t take too long because she’s a bloody duchess) – say those immortal words ‘The Early Years sector needs more cash Now’. Pull your finger out, Kate!!

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        Or cajole some donations, pack some food boxes, and deliver them to needy children like YESTERDAY like a caring, competent leader would do. But Top CEO Kannot is too busy zooming herself into an early grave instead of feeding suffering kids.

  12. MissF says:

    Her secret project is all about maintaining a marriage in lockdown! Tips include selective blindness, particularly when it comes to ignoring a neighbour’s prettier rose bush, which purely decorative doormat looks best and a beginner’s crash course in cyber bullying one’s in laws.

  13. Snuffles says:

    The difference between the Cambridges and the Sussex’s is that the Cambridges PR spin about intentions and planning and the Sussex’s just DO IT. By the time we hear about a Sussex project it’s either already done or well under way.

    It’s flowery words vs RESULTS.

    • JT says:

      This is what gets me and why we suspect the RF didn’t what H&M to go out on their own, W&K’s whole charity business is PR. When Archewell launched early this year, they already had the orgs they were working with, had their plans, and had provided funds already. They didn’t keen for a year but had specific goals ready to go and partnerships in place. Their site had all of the information on the partnerships and how their work would be funded, Netflix, so we know where the money is coming from. Kate’s entire announcement is vague with no real details, only hopes and keens.

      • L84Tea says:

        Hopes and keens…I am snickering at my desk.

      • 809Matriarch says:

        To me, this is also why they forbade them from using the word ROYAL in any of their endeavors. They didn’t want two ROYAL foundations out there for comparisons to be made – like that’s gonna make any difference.

  14. RoyalBlue says:

    so it has been one year since her five basic questions and there has been no action since? imagine having a work deliverable and not delivering on it. her performance appraisal will boldly read ‘does not meet expectations’. this is not even mediocrity anymore, it’s plain incompetence.

    • Nic919 says:

      I still can’t understand why they pretend that she was working on this for eight years because it makes the end product look even more pathetic.

  15. JT says:

    This whole announcement is typical keen. What got me is this Grigg man stating that Kate’s involvement will get the attention of politicians to do something about it, but one of her people stated that the early years wasn’t going to change policy. So already grigg is setting himself up for failure.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      and why would the politicians listen to her and not the experts who have been leading the way all these years? is it because the politicians can’t work unless they have a pretty figurehead to gawk at? it doesn’t make any sense.

      • JT says:

        Right, like politicians don’t know about this issue without Kate telling them so. It really doesn’t make any sense at all and you cannot talk about early years funding without talking about government policy. Here in the US childhood programs are one of the first that get defunded and I imagine it is similar in the UK. This early years will go nowhere, which it is specifically designed to do (stated by a source during her survey results this year) and these charities will most likely shut down because that’s what happens when they attach themselves to w&k.

    • Nic919 says:

      Children in the UK who are starving in their early years because they aren’t getting the school lunches they normally do during the pandemic should be something they try to fix but Kate has done nothing. Marcus Rashford, a young footballer has done far more for children in the age group she pretends to care about and he’s doing this on top of the other full time job he has. It is shameful that she at least hasn’t offered to help him, by perhaps using some of that foundation money to help these young kids.

      • JT says:

        Exactly. She doesn’t even need these big initiatives that she clearly cannot execute, just send a check. And by sending a check I mean with money you’ve actually raised, not funds from someone else like the lunch business yesterday. Isn’t that what foundations are supposed to do anyway? Provide funding? Just support the already existing work and she can continue to be apolitical and lazy. Giving money takes zero effort and she would get so much praise for it. All of the money spent on early years PR could’ve gone to a deserving charity.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        The BRF never donate their own money if they can help it. I can only recall the Keens donating personally once and that was because William was caught out doing something when he shouldn’t have.

      • notasugarhere says:

        iirc it was about floods in Wales. He was caught skipping out of work, partying at pubs without Kate, and still not doing royal work. There may also have been a secret vacation in there that was outed. After that, we’re told they donated 5000. We weren’t told it if was personally money, or if it was part of their Duchy allowance (AKA taxpayer money) they donated.

  16. Harla says:

    And how exactly is Kate going to highlight the inequality without highlighting what a horrible job the government has done? There really isn’t any way for her to create real change without addressing poverty, lack of governmental support and other “political” issues which as we all know are strictly forbidden for royals.

  17. tee says:

    I’m really torn on whether she actually cares about these issues, or whether establishing a niche related to children was just most convenient/PR-friendly. In any case, it really bothers me that they act as if 5 Big Qs is some resounding success story in itself, when based on my understanding, it was supposed to be a means to an end, i.e. discern the public’s opinions on how Early Years goals should be prioritized and then set out a strategy for achieving them. That end has yet to come to fruition. Just commit to something already.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      I mean, it’s fairly obvious at this point that Kate is an extremely superficial person. She clearly doesn’t care about anything that doesn’t entertain or benefit her. She’s shown more passion and interest in popping up at red carpet and sports events.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        This. Kate only seems excited when she’s meeting athletes and celebrities. But she focuses on children because it makes for a better photo-op, not because she cares. I mean, look at the photos of Kate meeting children over the years, and you’ll see the children do not engage with her and barely even look at her. They know fake when they meet it.

  18. Jay says:

    You know what, Kate? Why don’t YOU say the obvious, that the early years is “historically, woefully underfunded”? That would go a long way, much more than starting rumours about nonsense “secret initiatives”.

    Want to tackle this problem? It’s all about embracing your skill set. Yours seems to be finding work other people have done and putting your name on it. Why not lean into that? Find some worthy projects who could use the attention and give them your dubious seal of approval. Lend your name to the most inoffensive advocacy group you can find.
    Don’t worry about being too “political”, that’s just the other duchess’s problem. Raise money for your own patronages that support families! Show up for those who are struggling, and not in heels.

    Do all these things and then MAYBE we will listen to you and your super secret covert undercover mission (codename: Operation Thunder Buttons).

    I can already tell it’s gonna be a year of “She’s not lazy, she’s just working verrrry secretly.”

  19. Sofia says:

    I’ll wait and see what actually happens. Her track record so far has been pretty poor when it comes to work and projects. She’s had some hits such pictures of Holocaust survivors and their families and Hold Still (which was unlikely to be created by her tbh but she did her job as patron of promoting it until the end where she… didn’t.)

  20. Amy Bee says:

    I don’t think her team really thought out this entire Early Years project. She can only bring improvement to the lives of children under 5 by getting the Government to change policy. She can’t get political so why chose an area where being political is an requirement?

    • Becks1 says:

      I think her team thought this would give her lots of photo ops with little kids, lots of chances to say things like “being a mother can be hard” and “we are all trying to do our best” and…I think that was as far ahead as they thought. But we’ve seen all that in the past year and it is still falling very flat.

      I think one of Kate’s problems is a total lack of empathy. so she can talk about Early Years a little big in general terms, but she doesnt connect with these parents who are struggling to give their kids their best start because….she cant put herself in their shoes. And if you cant do that, you arent going to see how political the Early Years project actually is.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Quinn thought it up and announced it with days notice, three days before Meghan’s completed Together cookbook launched. Figured pics of Kate posing with little kids would be a PR coup. Too bad all these little kids see through Kate and make their emotions clear in their expressions. Quinn was so rushed for a project idea and name, she even used an old Tory phrase of Broken Britain.

  21. HK9 says:

    So, this will be struggle survey- the remix??

  22. Cecilia says:

    Just a whole bunch of nothing yet again. Im sorry but you can do all the research you like if there isn’t any funding or policy change (which is a field kate will never even touch upon) all this is useless

  23. Lemons says:

    This is the ONE thing they should have learned from the Sussexes: Stop the press releases about future announcements. Just announce your completed project/initiative. We live in a world that no longer cares about “coming soon.” Why? Because we already have ready-made content. There are plenty of PR opportunities when you are constantly working and have a real knowledge of the subject you are acting in. Harry & Meghan launch projects, do “TED Talks”, interview, supplement their regular work with charitable deeds, etc. They don’t even announce most of what they do, the organizations share the news.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Well, when it comes to the Cambridges their aim isn’t actually to effect change! Their aim is good PR for themselves WITHOUT having to do the actual work. Hence this strategy of having their press write about how “keen” they are and that some secret project is being prepared secretly. Their strategy makes perfect sense once you realize what their aim is – they only get away with it because the press that covers the royals have pretty much become the BRF’s propaganda arm and because the general public doesn’t really pay that much attention to the royals beyond big events (like weddings, etc) and huge scandals.

  24. Izzy says:

    Soooo… in another five years, when another seven of those charities have folded due to lack of funding.

  25. AVEA says:

    I’m sure it will be a two day affair again where she’ll pose in front of a PowerPoint presentation she didn’t make telling people things they already know and then go back into hiding for a month or two. Only to come back for the next keening.
    Wasn’t she Keen™© back in November? Is being Keen™© a biannual thing for them?

    • Becks1 says:

      Oh yes. Every year from about October to January we get lots of stories about how keen she is to….be a real royal or something. Then nothing until the following October, when, like clockwork, we get more keen stories. I kind of wish Kaiser and CB had an “embiggening” or “keen” tab just for Kate because you can really see the obvious pattern.

  26. Snuffles says:

    Whenever I get frustrated over how some people are buying this BS, I remind myself that your average person isn’t paying close attention to what the royals do. They here vague mentions of something and assume it’s true, in progress or done. They’re not really looking into it or care enough to challenge it.

  27. Aurora says:

    Kate’s secret project will be revealed after she get’s the blueprint from whatever Meghan does next.

  28. February-Pisces says:

    Again promoting how ‘keen’ she is. Gawd I always thought someone from the Cambridge’s camp would secretly stalk this website and read the comments, but they obviously don’t because they keep doing the same sh*t.

    She’s always promoting what she’s “going” to do, then never actually delivers anything. Gawd when will they learn. If they want to be harry and Meghan so bad then the Keens need to learn that the Sussex’s only announce projects when they are fully cooked and out of the oven. The Keens need to take note, cos the Sussex squad will be watching and call her out when she delivers nothing.

    • Mignionette says:

      I actually think they do. The main critique of Kate has been how lazy, unprepared and lacking in maturity she is. They seem to be addressing all those critques and seem to want to make this her ’4th’ baby.

      In fact I think that was the pep speech ‘Challenge all that longing for a 4th baby into this project Kate”.

      I have also always thought that is why Kate was rude to Meghan at the Commonwealth service, she saw Meghan’s leaving as a usurping of that opportunity to have a 4th child.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Mignionette – I always thought that Kate’s fury at the Commonwealth service was partly due to being bumped out of the procession (because Kate loves an opportunity to walk in with the queen), and also because for some reason she was taking Sussexit very personally. I thought that it was because she and William were on the verge of divorce, but couldnt divorce after Sussexit was announced, but your theory about the fourth child could be true as well. And its not that she couldnt have a 4th, its that she couldnt disappear for the extended periods of time she always does during the first two years of a kid’s life.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The baby idea makes sense, that and Kate’s overall fury that Harry loves his wife instead of his SIL. She got Baby #3 after William partied with blonds in Switzerland. She may have expected Baby #4 in exchange for Rose.

        William’s fury at Harry and Meghan leaving would be because he had things in place to sideline Kate with Charles’s approval. Kate would be happy at them leaving, if it meant William was required to stay married to her for awhile longer.

      • February-Pisces says:

        I think the reason kate was so happy about sussexit was because Willie couldn’t leave her, her position was safe for now. I don’t think she was pissed off at that, but delighted. I think she was pissed off at getting bumped from the procession, she wanted to show off whilst harry and Meghan were sat down, but then the queen told her to sit the f*ck down too. She missed out on her chance to ‘shine’ especially after Meghan killed it with her leaving wardrobe and rain picture. She is desperate for baby no4, and would have gotten pregnant after the Rose rumours, but I think Willie is so dead against it, even though a baby would keep the press fed. A new baby would buy her a few more years in the royal fold and even more time off to do nothing.

      • L84Tea says:

        I don’t know about a 4th baby, but I’m still of the mindset that Kate was seething mad at the CWS not only because of the procession, but also the fact that the Sussex’s killed it in the press that weekend, blowing her sad little Ireland visit away. The BM, who up until that weekend had nothing but daggers for H&M, even they couldn’t get enough of Meghan–who looked more fabulous than ever–on that final visit. Kate’s ego took a major hit that weekend (and I imagine Will’s did too) being the competitive witch that she is.

      • JT says:

        The farewell tour definitely struck a nerve and reminded the BM who the real stars are. People are still talking about those photos of H&M a year later and they were nominated for many photography awards. Even the RR were asking why they were leaving. I don’t care for Kate’s fashion, but my God those were some of the ugliest ensembles I’ve ever seen on Kate. Kate’s face was pure jealousy in my opinion.

      • windyriver says:

        The picture of Harry and Meghan under the umbrella got massive worldwide attention. A few days later, Kate does a pap walk buying children’s books at Waterstones in an outfit a very similar shade of blue to what Meghan wore in that picture. That was just before the Commonwealth Day service, for which Kate wore a red outfit, reminiscent of Meghan’s red dress at the Albert Hall festival a couple of days before. Then, Meghan shows up for CD in a gorgeous caped green dress that blows anything Kate just wore in Ireland out of the water – and Kate doesn’t get to walk in the procession into the church. Maybe that’s why Kate had trouble hiding her angry expression in the church, she had just seen the outfit Meghan was wearing, and didn’t have her emotions under control. Whatever else Kate felt about the Sussexes leaving, or another baby, etc., I agree her face that day was pure ego and jealousy.

      • February-Pisces says:

        I think kate was counting on her procession walk to get one up on Meghan who absolutely killed it with her farewell tour. Kate’s not very good at hiding her jealousy. Even at the wedding she didn’t even look at them during their wedding vows, not to mention her passive aggressive recycled almost white outfit.

      • CC2 says:

        @becks i dont think that they were close to a divorce. William and Kate were getting the best press they’d ever had thanks to the smears on the Sussexes. Especially kate. I would imagine the RF wanting to hold onto her.

        But it is interesting how the mugxits were saying that a PR firm in London was talking about a royal divorce and they thought it was H&M. I frankly think this was a lie because of all of their fake sources…but tbh it is interesting because if there’s any RF divorce, a London PR company wouldn’t know anything about the couple who’s in Canada/moving to the States

        My guess is that it’s just jealousy. The farewell tour was amazing. Meghan shone extremely brightly and the Ireland tour was a dud. Kate hopes she would at least be the one to process in, but they were told no. She walks in and sees Meghan in a bright green right after her Ireland tour. Maybe she saw it as shade, maybe it’s just annoyance at the fact that Meghan’s star power is undeniably strong. Remember, the hate H&M got was the strongest at that time. Yet Meghan went viral and was greeted by screaming students.

      • Mignionette says:

        @C2C there were 2 Royal divorces pending at that time. One was Peter/Autumn and the other Margaret’s son – EoSnowdon.

        Maybe that’s what was brewing.

        TBH I was shocked at the Peter / Autumn one, but it does explain why the Queen was desperately trying to woo her that year.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        i thought kate was upset at the commonwealth service because she, william, carole and pippa were named as co-conspirators in the move to exile and malign meghan. i believe they were named in the sandringham summit and this had her steaming.

      • Amy Too says:

        FebruaryPisces, you bringing up the fact that the Queen and Charles kicked Kate and William out of the CW procession has sort of made me think that we’ve been seeing a pattern of the Queen not being very pleased with the Cambridges. The CW service lack of procession as a punishment at the last minute, then we saw her completely cut Will and Kate after their covid train trip when all the royals posed on the steps, and now Will and Kate are working out of Sandringham and I wonder if it’s because the Queen wants to keep a closer eye on them to make sure that they A) don’t screw up gain like with the covid tour and B) actually do some damn work. I think the Queen isn’t very pleased with the Cambridges. They pushed Harry and Meghan out with their racism and leaks which is leading Commonwealth countries to consider leaving, they’re super lazy and hardly do any work, the work they do is all fluffy PR for themselves and flaunting their kids about, and they created an international incident with their Covid tour which is leading to the other U.K. countries thinking about leaving as well. W and K obviously can’t be trusted to do the right thing or really anything on their own, so she keeps punishing them and now they’re suddenly working out of her house where her staff can keep an eye on them?

      • notasugarhere says:

        I definitely think William was planning to sideline Kate. He’s been planning it for years, likely before being caught dad dancing and being guilted into Baby #3 as a result. There has been too much pro-Kate PR from the Middleton camp in the last few years for it to just be jealousy about Meghan. Carole knows William has plans for the future which don’t involve Kate, which may also explain the talk of Carole looking to buy a house near Sandringham.

  29. Susan says:

    One word: embarrassing. This is all. Just do the work, and let the results speak for itself. UGH. I used to love Kate, really love her, I just CANT anymore.

  30. Mignionette says:

    Someone did an edit of the screens with Kate studying Meg’s style and it was hilarious but so true.

    They have completely re-branded Kate as ‘Meg lite’ but without the brains and enthusiasm. When have we ever seen her with a pen, studying screens or just generally GAF ?
    I bet Bill must hate this as it takes the spotlight away from him also. Meghan continues to live rent free in their poorly dentured heads.

    Just goes to show they didn’t just want Meghan to leave they wanted her to disappear completely from public life. They are awful, vile sad, hateful people.

    This is why white supremacy is so hard to eradicate bc those who push it are truly entitled and believe in their own press and the yes men surrounding them. That someone like Kate can believe that she can even hold a candle to Meghan’s work ethic is an insult to Meghan.

    • notasugarhere says:

      First they wanted Harry and Meghan required to stay, do all the work, subordinate and submissive to W*K, giving all the credit and money they raised to W&K.

      After that plan failed, then they wanted the two of them banished to ‘Africa’ where they’d disappear. Until of course, they forced Harry to ‘see the error of his ways’, leave his wife and child, and return to his ‘loving’ brother and obsessed SIL.

  31. Carmen-JamRock says:

    “…Kate last year successfully launched the ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ the largest ever survey of its kind, which garnered more than half a million responses. Royal sources have confirmed the Duchess has begun shifting her focus to help charities operate in a post pandemic environment, while continuing to raise the issues homelessness, addiction and poor mental health of children and their families.”

    The con-artists at KP are setting up the narrative such that 10…20…50 years from now, ^THIS^ will be what the plebs and infrequent royal-watchers believe abt her.

    Its their go-to con: using elaborate descriptions to either lie outright abt someone/gaslight targets, or ‘embiggen’ their lazy worthless heirs.

    Thank goddess that the internet and skeptics like us & our descendants are here to pushback on KPcrap.

  32. Mina_Esq says:

    Why *secret* initiatives when we are in the middle of a pandemic?! She needs to be out there, screaming anything helpful from the rooftops. How about just wearing a freaking mask on a more consistent basis? Or does she also wear masks in secret? This useless woman. She has a huge platform but all she can do is talk about gathering experts so she can sit at conference tables and have them explain basics to her. Just help them raise money, Kate. Jeeeeesussss.

  33. kelleybelle says:

    Secretly? LOL It’s so secret that gossip blog is reporting on it. Yes, secretly! Because “there was more than half a million responses!” That’s a pathetic response number, truly pathetic.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      that caught my attention too. i feel sorry for her. her handlers are treating her like she is an infant. think about it, which other princess do we see these kinds of headlines. queen Noor secretly plans child feeding programme. queen letizia secretly plans to help mothers, queen maxima is secretly working on shining a light on toddlers. why should this be a secret? sigh

    • notasugarhere says:

      Also pathetic because none of the data is reliable or usable. They didn’t do the basics of limiting responses to the UK or to one response per person. Those ‘half a million responses’ likely included tens of thousands of repeat respondents from the Kate stan / Meghan hater camp.

  34. MJM says:

    Been following Karen Keen for several years and she has produced no substantive work as yet. The pr hype about her keenness to do another project (without producing anything from the last) is beyond predictable. Others on this sight saw through her before she got married, told us who she is and were spot on.

  35. TheOriginalMia says:

    That pie chart is Kate in a nutshell. Big and flashy graphic with little to no substance. What exactly are we to glean from it? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

    Kate is always keen to do more, but her keening doesn’t produce any results. But she’s the duchess the BM wanted, so she’s the one they have to embiggen with these ridiculous stories.

    • Sandra says:

      My husband and I were just talking about Jared Kushner being put in charge of so many projects in the Trump administration. The general thought is that he was actually working but he’s so incompetent and clueless that his work didn’t produce anything. My husband also has investment banker friends in NYC (where we used to live) who have dealt with Kushner. He always asks them for “data” and then doesn’t do anything with it because he just has no clue what real work is or hiw the world works. Any who that conversation reminds me of Kate and her keen work. Rich brats who never actually learned a trade think this is what work is.

  36. Bibi says:

    Why do I laugh whenever there’s a secret initiative from Kate? They lack so much confidence everything must be announced in a secret way so no one will know which of what initiative went down the drain. it’s pathetic. If you got something, announce it. If you aint got sh*t, shut up and get back to work. Those pictures of her taking notes are are ridiculous. They REALLY need to show us that she works, in a blazer.

  37. Carmen-JamRock says:

    Ok folks, heres whats coming down the pike and whats gotten the KP con-artists so agitated: do u recall that Archewell & WCK are building 4 Community Relief Centers, two of which hv been announced as being in Dominica and PR. The other 2 hvnt been announced as yet but ever since the announcement of the partnership, ive thought that one of the Centres will be in the UK.

    My prediction is that the Sussexes will pull together Rushford’s activism and the Hubb women, plus this other grp …Street-something or the other that H has been involved with since before M……theyre all gonna be pulled together via WCK to work on tackling child-hunger in UK.

    “A UNICEF report says that 10% of children in the UK are living with severe food insecurity. For these children the consequences are devastating and often permanent. We live in a rich country and the government has ignored this for too long.”
    foodfoundation.org.uk

    I strongly believe that KP has wind of this upcoming Sussex UK initiative, hence their feverish push to try to cement Cant as the ultimate expert on the EY as well their elevation of Cant in the food distribution space.

    • Jaded says:

      That makes total sense. And as they always do, the Sussex’s maintain a tight lid on anything until it’s off the ground. This is going to be great, I love that they’ve partnered with José Andrés, the man is a saint.

    • one of the Marys says:

      OMG Carmen-Jackrock if this happens I’m going to die of excitement, the gossip will be glorious, the pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth will be a sight to behold. This is purely from a gossip / soap opera point of view. I know the subject is serious and I applaud the WCK

    • Watson says:

      @carmen-jamrock thank you for that analysis cause that was my suspicion as well. The moment the Sussex team announced their commitment to food insecurity i was like “hmnnnn I wonder how well that would go if they were to do an initiative in Britain”…

    • notasugarhere says:

      They’ve also had Sophie out for months doing food box prep. Maybe that was Sophie trying to take the Meghan role in the UK. Courtiers are now deciding the ‘royal who cares about children in poverty’ angle has to belong to Kate and Kate alone.

  38. Melissa says:

    That pie chart/slide makes no sense. The labels don’t even go together (the 24% label just says “pregnancy – 5 years” but not wtf the % actually represents. At least the other label does?). The only credit I will give is she did probably make that pie chart and slide herself because no self respecting analyst or person with the slightest clue about data representation & presentation creation would put that together.

    I’d respect her more (low bar here) if she just came out and said “I hate working outside the home, I’m a baby maker for the monarchy and have done my duty, I shall now do whatever the eff I want and not waste your time with bullshit keenness.”

  39. Cel2495 says:

    Hahahahaha! This woman is lazy….she is not working on s*it

  40. Bibi says:

    I’m excited about the very secret unknown projects of Kate. I’m suspecting a release in 2037 of the behind the scenes of the big 5 questions of early years 2019. The youngest of those kids would be 18 and we will find out if their early years were actually important to their growth. I can’t wait to meet at least one of them.

  41. Eugh says:

    Question: do they hate the meet and greet bread and butter events? Just cutting ribbons and such, little ditty speech? Not sure why they just didn’t stick with that exclusively and let M&H do actual projects

    • L84Tea says:

      I suppose it’s because W&K want it all. They want to be the king and queen with all the titles and tiaras, but they also want to do all the best projects (or at least be seen doing the best projects). They want all the press attention for themselves, both in the UK and globally, all the celebrities clamoring to work with them, all the aristos kissing their butts. They want everybody to love them simply for being them. But they also want to do nothing. They want to come and go as they please, They want to shop. They want to hop on jets and fly to Mustique whenever they damn well please. They want to skip any event they want because they don’t want people to expect them there every year. They want to dad dance in Switzerland with pretty blondes and then act like they have the world’s perfect marriage. They want to sit back and do absolutely no work for years while other people throw together projects for them at the last minute to one up the relatives that are actually working. They want to banish anyone who is stealing their coveted limelight to Africa. And they want to sit back and wring their hands when all of it backfires in their cackling, horsey faces.

      They want all the love and admiration, all the popularity, all the good sentiment and congratulations for doing the best job, but they don’t want to actually do a damned thing to earn it.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Because only doing the bread and butter stuff would mean that they would have to get of their asses and do 400-500 engagements a year. They don’t want to do that much. They don’t want to do the big projects either – not really or we would have seen some real follow-through during the last decade. However, the idea of them doing big projects function as an excuse for getting out of the other stuff – and they have the press to embiggen them despite them doing nothing but announce how keen they are to do something. They get away with it because the press corps tugs their forelocks and write the narrative they want out there + the general public doesn’t really pay attention to the royals beyond big events like weddings, jubilees and funerals.

    • notasugarhere says:

      W&K stated early on they wouldn’t do those types of engagements. They would ‘focus their attention’ on ‘big projects’ with ‘big impact’ and not waste their time actually working.

  42. MsDiMeanOur says:

    Randomly clicked on some Kate embiggening video on Snapchat
    Why is she copying MM’s style to the T?

    Also that accent
    Its worse than nails on a chalkboard
    It doesn’t sound like her
    Its so rehearsed and forced

    Make. Her. Stfu

    Please

  43. Zaya says:

    Marcus Rashford, 23-year old footballer, has done more for the hungry kids in the UK during the pandemic than ffq Kate has in her nearly ten years of duchessing.

  44. Mia says:

    I believe the term used on the podcast was “The Annual Keening” 😆

    Re previous comments;

    - I agree that Diana was gaslit, told that she was dumb etc. They’re even gaslighting her now, remember the ridiculous news cycle around The Crown S4?

    - Ooh I can’t wait for more World Central Kitchen details! I wonder if H&M doing good works in commonwealth countries causes those countries to have warm feelings towards the royals, or if they see H&M as symbols of independence. Prolly depends on the person and their media diet.

    Love everyone clowning on the pie chart.

  45. Well Wisher says:

    In all due respect to the Duchess, voluntary service cannot adequately replace government services as prescribed by democracy. Children thrive especially when their parents can take care of them properly via viable employment, proper child care and support through good schools and society. Austerity does none of those things. While I am baffled with her initiative, it would’nt be simpler. if the Tory government undo the last 10 to 15 years of austerity? Parents would once again be able to meet their responsibilities towards their children confidently and securely as part of a properly funded govt program.

  46. EllieK says:

    she looks so old here. Buckingham doesn’t have enough pull to get a botox doc to make a home visit during Covid?

  47. Emma says:

    Why is it whenever I see either of these two talking about ‘bringing people together’ I think more likely taking them away from the valuable work they’re already doing? The British press just seem incapable of holding them to account.

    Right now I have a teenager who has no idea how her A-levels/technical exams which will decide her university are going to be marked! Half the year in her school either don’t have or are sharing tablets and computers with multiple siblings of all ages (she’s grateful for being an only child with her own laptop right now) despite them being a computing specialism. But it’s been like this for almost a year! School are trying but there’s no money. Don’t even get me started on meal provision for low income families, it’s a disgrace! Thank goodness Marcus Rashford is holding the Government to account.

    Early years has been an issue throughout and as someone supposedly so invested in this surely Kate should have known this from her previous work long before now! Yet finally after all this time Kate is bringing organisations together who have been working their socks off. As her subjects we’re supposed to now clap her effort. What has she been doing up to now apart from a few zoom calls and the Covid train?!!

  48. Flying Fish says:

    Kate is keen, yet again!

  49. Lizzie says:

    TIL; Keen is a jealous bitch and Meghans glorious farewell tour burned deep. The queen has had enough of her laziness and screw ups so is having both dolittles work where she can keep an eye on them. And finally the kp is very worried how much the next Sussex project will overshadow them so they cooked up a ‘secret project’.

  50. Midge says:

    I think Kate thinks she cares and actually works in the same way that Trump thinks he works. These spoiled asshats have no idea what real work is.

    • notasugarhere says:

      She admitted to royal reporters that she thought 100 hours of work during the Jubilee year was stressful and whirlwind.

  51. Sandra says:

    Why is the survey landmark? Is it the first time a Royal has put out a survey? Cuz the vague questions and bs “findings” (74% of people don’t care about little kids pie chart??) aren’t ground breaking at all.
    Other thought here: this is what rich brats who never worked a day in their life think work is.