Prince William is ‘struggling to hold back, he wants to get his side out there’

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Prince William’s has been predictably incandescent with rage for months now. He’s thrown everything he could at his brother and sister-in-law, including a trumped-up story about Meghan “bullying” palace aides, something about earrings from Mohammed bin Salman (man, that story disappeared, huh), and of course, the very tired and obvious We’re Very Much Not a Racist Family debacle. There was also Baldingham’s charmless offensive where he tried and failed to draw more support for himself, The Other Brother. My point is that the lazy dumbasses at Kensington Palace have been working their keen fingers to the nub trying to do damage control. They’ve all been complaining and explaining all over the place. So now it’s time to hear about how William is having such a hard time keeping quiet? ORLY?

Family feud! Prince William is having a problem biting his tongue after Prince Harry’s explosive tell-all interview, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“The queen is insisting that the royals handle the matter privately,” the insider says, adding that Queen Elizabeth II “thinks that retaliating will only add fuel to the fire and make the situation worse.”

The Duke of Cambridge, 38, however, would rather speak out and defend the royal family following Harry’s allegations of racism within The Firm and claims that there was a lack of support for his wife, Meghan Markle, while the couple lived in the U.K.

“William is struggling to hold back,” the source adds. “He wants to get his side out there.”

The insider notes that William’s reasoning for wanting to share his side of the story is “firstly to protect [his wife] Kate [Middleton]” against Meghan’s claims that Duchess Kate, 39, made her cry over a bridesmaid dress dispute ahead of her and Harry’s May 2018 wedding. He also was to “clear the racial allegations,” the source says.

[From Us Weekly]

So Other Brother is just as tone-deaf as his father and grandmother. Good to know. I’m sure William would loooove to sit down for a heavily stage-managed interview with a friendly journalist – perhaps Piers Morgan!! – to tell “his side” of things. So what’s stopping him? Someone, somewhere understands that Harry and Meghan held back. What they revealed to Oprah was just the tip of the iceberg. Not only do the Sussexes have more stories to tell, they have receipts. That scared the sh-t out of all of ‘em. That scared the bejesus out of Charles and William especially. So now Charles and William are both walking away after they already got publicly ethered, claiming that they could have done more to defend themselves but you know, words or something.

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  1. Jo73c says:

    Bring it on, Baldy!

    • Quietly Kitten says:

      The BRF has done nothing but flood the media with ‘their side’ to distract from Andrew’s role in the Epstein ugliness. It’s repugnant.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I so want him to do the interview. It will go down as well as Andrew’s. TOD is more stupid than we think. This would be the one time to never complain or explain. I suspect that this is another Middleton PR puff piece. They went overboard with the defending Kate bit. The incandescent one does not care two jots about her.

    • Gab says:

      Yes!!! I would 100% watch.

    • PEARL GREY says:

      Just like Charles was said to have wanted to do a point by point rebuttal, but didn’t actually follow through, William “wants to” address things, but he won’t either, because he knows he’s guilty. He’s only desperate because he can see what a royal flop the palace PR cleanup job has been and he’s losing control of a 4-year narrative that he spearheaded. People all over the world have been laughing at them and mocking their pathetic attempts for weeks. More than ever people are clocking their moves and it’s not landing, even with the weight of the British media and white supremacy behind them. He will continue to leak “his side” out through his favourite press pets, while being praised for seemingly ‘keeping a dignified silence.’ He’s all talk and no trousers. If only they put this much thought into their work. But if he wants to give us a Newsnight interview, go ahead.

    • Tom says:

      The American cousin of this move is “I’d love to release my taxes but I’m under audit.”

  2. Nina says:

    Poor little Willy

    I would actually love if he would put his side out there. The world would see then that this man is not fit to be any kind of leader

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Imagine having the weight of the British establishment, the British media, the UK government and white supremacy on your side and you keep squealing about unfairness. TOD is so tone deaf it’s astounding.

      • Lise says:

        I enjoy the royal commentary here because it is informed and refreshing. I truly learn so much from these discussions !

        However, my first language is not English and the acronyms confuse me sometimes. I can usually figure them out after a while, but I cannot TOD. I see that it refers to William, but what does it mean?

        Sorry if this question is not appropriate here.

        Merci !

      • Emily_C says:

        I’m American and I haven’t seen that acronym before either. I can’t figure it out. What’s it stand for?

      • Feeshalori says:

        Me three! I’m American too and don’t understand that either. Or should it be TOB, the other brother?

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        Apologies ladies. TOD means “the other duke”! LOL

      • Feeshalori says:

        Hah, thanks Elizabeth!

    • lanne says:

      yes, let him be interviewed! Shit, I would PAY to watch it! But truthfully, the interview terms would be so ridiculous that no serious journalist would agree to them. He may be stupid enough to sit down a la Prince Andrew, but surely, someone on that team of morons isn’t?

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah, if he were to ever to do an interview, it wouldnt be like Andrew’s. It would be full of softball questions like, “so now that Harry has abandoned you, how will you ever go on?”

  3. Seraphina says:

    We will soon begin to see all the bullies, elitists and racists show themselves – and they already have.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      Oh yes we will, especially after the British government official report, that was published yesterday, concluded that there is not institutional racism in UK.
      Expect more racists to show their true colours without fear of reprisal.

      It’s so depressing to live in UK at the moment… 🤦‍♀️

      • Seraphina says:

        The sad part is we all know it’s been like this EVERYWHERE not only in UK, it’s just out in the open now and being exposed.

  4. Izzy says:

    I wish a mother-effer would try. I’d love to see the Sussexes drop those receipts, so by all means, give them a reason.

    • Cecilia says:

      Exactly. I want him to do it. Get on camera and get your side out willy. By all means.

      • Mooney says:

        Both of them should sit. Mumbles would mumble and Tob will look embarrassed 😂

      • BothSidesNow says:

        “Yes, Wilileaks, imagine how therapeutic it would be for us to hear the “real truth” from your racist, narcissistic and manipulative POS that spews from your pores as you continue to spread lies!! Tell us how we can be as useful in our families to smear those lacking white supremacy that would even having the idea of joining our family how unnatural it is in the eyes of our leadership roles to maintain entire white supremacy and stamp out any ideas of colored people joining our family.”

      • Nina says:

        Whatever happened to the RF’s mantra: never complain, never explain. They are like a bunch of middle school girls fighting for popularity. Nobody cares, people are too busy trying to live their lives. You just fodder for the gossip columns. Go away, you are irrelevant. We just read crap about you because deep down we all love watching a good train wreck.

      • Circe says:

        This is why he hasn’t denied shit yet.

    • Myra says:

      Yes. Meghan and Harry need a little push to drop those receipts.

  5. Bex says:

    Jason Knauf has been getting William’s “side” out there since 2016. I remember when a royal reporter (from The Sun, but currently at the Daily Mail) tweeted about how William was upset and didn’t support Harry’s decision to issue a statement regarding the press abuse directed towards Meghan during the days after their relationship was revealed.

    He only issued a supportive statement after people questioned why he didn’t support his brother (based upon what a “palace source” told The Sun).

  6. Lauren says:

    They should totally let him. He would put his foot in his mouth so many times it would be just sad and hilarious. If anyone thought that Pedo’s interview was bad Baldimort’s would be right up there with it. Plus it would give us weeks of articles.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I agree. He has no self awareness whatsoever. The last time he was on camera for a documentary he was just awful. This is the one time he needs to listen to wiser heads.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Nor can he control his rage issues behind his facial expressions or his ability to keep his mission on focus. He will be busting his eye vessels just from trying to sit and respond! Please Baldimort, speak up now!

      • Circe says:

        the memes would be amazing

    • Jais says:

      I can barely watch his zooms without muting because it’s so cringe…not sure how’d I’d make it through a whole interview

  7. Dee says:

    “William is struggling.” There, fixed it.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Well done Dee!! I am certain that Baldimort and Keen Doucheness agree!! Also, thank you to whoever coined the Doucheness phrase as I have been using it!!
      My daughter was appalled when I told my pain doc, member since 2003, that the doctor performing my last CT imaging scan was a douchebag. So I corrected myself and called him a dick. Douchebag was so spot in!!

  8. intheknow says:

    They can speak up now to ‘defend Kate’ but couldn’t speak up when Meghan was being abused for ‘making Kate cry?’.

    These jackasses need to go away.

    • Edna says:

      I still can’t with this crying nonsense. The white Duchess has supported a LIE against the black Duchess for over two years. The BRF let Meghan be vilified over something she didn’t do but was done to her. And we’re supposed to ignore that fact and focus on how f@#king Kate feels? I can’t with these people.

    • JS says:

      THIS! does he not realize that every time he tries to play the “i’m just defending kate” card that he is making his brother’s whole point?

  9. Sofia says:

    Hasn’t he been putting his side out since 2018? But I am surprised that he hasn’t ran to Richard Kay or something to do a point by point rebuttal. Didn’t Charles want the official statement to do that? Maybe someone at BP with one working brain cell told CH and KP that they’ll be sticking to the “this is a private matter” part of the official statement so no running to the media.

    Although that hasn’t stopped the “royal sources” and articles like this.

    • Cecilia says:

      The “private matter” remark in that statement was to silence meghan & harry. They know the sussexes have receipts and don’t want that in the media. It was also a gift to the tabloids because they now have a chance of saying the m&h disrespected the queen if they do take further public action

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      The private matter phrase covered a multitude of sins. Whoever put that in the statement deserves a pay rise because so far their PR track record has been woeful. I suppose for someone who has been briefing against his brother for a number of years, I doubt he understands the lengths other people have been going to protect him.

  10. The Amazon says:

    Awwww poor Billy just wants a go at it too. I can literally hear his tantrum
    “ I want an interview too”

  11. Soupie says:

    Go for it dude, bring it! Let’s see you crash and burn like your Uncle Andy.

  12. Phoenix says:

    And suddenly they all want to “break their silence” even though they haven’t shut their mouths for years now lol
    I would actually love to see a tell all interview from William, but I also know that this is a bluff because Willieleaks is guilty and he knows it.

  13. S808 says:

    Have we not heard their side for the past 4 years? And yeah, H&M (and their friends) made it CLEAR that they receipts. William can f around and find out if he wants to.

    I almost hope he does so he too can tank his reputation just like his father.

    • bamaborn says:

      Nope…he and Chuck know the Sussexes have receipts. Just pulling a Trump as they bide for time.

  14. Snuffles says:

    Doooo iiiittt! Put the final nail in the coffin Willy!

  15. L84Tea says:

    Go ahead Willie. Go out there and do your Prince Andrew interview. Go stick your foot further into your mouth. He just keeps on telling on himself. I can smell the desperation all the way over here!

  16. Ann says:

    His primary concern is “correcting” the bridesmaid dress story for keen Kate and THEN addressing the racism? Sounds about right.

    • Erin says:

      That was my big takeaway, too. That speaks volumes about what their priorities are and what the think the real issues issues are. In their eyes the story about Kate making Meghan cry (told in a benign manner) > racism.

      Not a good look

    • MsIam says:

      How can he correct a story if he wasn’t there? His info would just be a repeat of Kate’s side. But somehow we should believe him over Meghan who was actually there? Because? Oh that’s right, I forgot. Talk about assumed privilege, that a white person, especially a man who wasn’t even around, would have more credibility than the black eyewitness. But you are “very much not a racist” William. Not you.

      • JT says:

        Nothing is stopping him from releasing an official statement “correcting” the cry story of true. You don’t need a sit down interview to do that. In fact, he could’ve done it when FF came out and refuted the Kate cried story, but they didn’t.

    • luna says:

      They are trying to make the tiara story a way bigger deal than it is from the beginning. Now they act like the big story from the interview is how Meghan trashed Kate, so Kate needs support, poor Kate. But it wasn’t Kate who looked bad in the interview. Meghan did not trash Kate. I guess playing to the Meghan vs Kate narrative always worked to bury William’s dirt.

      • whateveryousay says:

        What kills me is that it’s really apparent that William or Charles leaked that crying and tiara story and I wonder if that is when Harry was realizing that his family was using her for cover.

      • Emily_C says:

        Yep. Pitting women against each other to distract from the powerful men on top. Tale as old as time.

  17. JT says:

    I guess it’s better to say that people are holding you back, rather than the fact he doesn’t have shit on H&M. If he did, he would’ve unloaded already. Vague bullying complaints don’t go anywhere, without really facts and names.

    • L84Tea says:

      This reminds me of the clip of Justin Bieber being heckled from inside his limo, where he then jumped out ready to beat the guys up, but his bodyguards jumped in and held him back. William is Justin Bieber–pretending he’s just sooo ready for a fight and to defend himself, knowing full well he can’t because he would be annihilated, and gets to safely hide behind palace walls.

  18. aquarius64 says:

    Name me one Brit who is a real journalist that would get traction with serious US media. Someone who would challenge Bill. That is who Bullyam will need to get a modicum of good will. This mess is almost a month old and KP is still doing cleanup. Makes me believe Billy is the colorist.

    • Emily_C says:

      Zeinab Badawi.

      I don’t know if she’s working as a journalist any more, but that interview is one I would like to see. Interviewing some royal spoiled brat is rather beneath her talents, though.

  19. Rapunzel says:

    Get his side out? Or show his ass?

  20. Bren says:

    I expect a sit down interview from William in retaliation before the end of the year. He has no chill.

  21. Cecilia says:

    Oh william is angry alright. He’s angry because he knows meghan and harry have receipts. He’s angry because of that he doesn’t hold all the power. And to be honest, something tells me that bts his grandmother might have had a word with him. And not in a nice way.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Could we stop pretending the queen is a nice or good person? Come on.

      • Cecilia says:

        Im not saying she is, nor do i think she didn’t have a hand in all this but i also think that william has mostly been running the show. Im pretty sure that the queen is very displeased with this whole situation, and she could be taking it out on william.

  22. Becks1 says:

    We’ve heard nothing but William’s side for years. He needs to take a page from Charles’s book and just shut up now and go to work.

    • Cecilia says:

      Honestly when are charles and the queen going to take action against this man? The longer this goes on the more im inclined to believe that its william running the show alone, that the queen AND charles are completely excluded.

    • India says:

      Bully Boy does not know how to work but he sure knows how to lie.

    • Carabella says:

      He really does. Charles has his farming and charities. Harry had Invictus Games, Sentebale and now a lot more. Meghan had a working life, a fashion line, a blog and charities. What on earth do the Cams do apart from lackluster PR excursions? Smoke, binge watch Netflix, loll in various beds?

  23. Oh_Hey says:

    He’s BEEN talking forever. For years. Before the interview. After the interview. What has Poor Jason’s job been if not for getting Baldilocks’ agenda?

    You know what – I want him to do it. I want them so this sit down and mess it up even more. I want the public to scream abolish the monarchy when it’s over.

  24. Rapunzel says:

    They keep insisting that Meg made Kate cry. This is so telling. Literally all they have going for them is exploiting the angry black woman trope. Very much not racist indeed.

  25. Amy Bee says:

    He knows that if says anything the Sussexes will respond and it will be very damaging to him and the family.

  26. Harper says:

    The Other Brother might not do a sit-down televised interview per the Queen right now but he will continue to entertain us by having his Royal Rota Rats write all kinds of fiction propping him up. When the Queen dies, WIlliam will go rogue and we’ll get the sit-down then and it will be gloriously incriminating.

    • Snuffles says:

      Oh, Lordt! All hell is gonna break loose when granny dies. William and Kate are gonna act like complete fools!! But out in the open and not through unnamed palace sources.

  27. Chill says:

    Go for it Wills!! Oprah would love to interview you. Go there, please.

  28. Lily says:

    If Baldemort speaks, it just proves H&M’s point.

    … that he only addresses issues when it pertains to himself and his own pride.

    He is in no way ready to be King. He is literally everything his granny hates.

    The next two generations of Windsor‘s are truly the worst.

    • Carabella says:

      Old King Charles’s reign will be short with no more marital scandals, and he has some support for being right about organics and his work with underprivileged youth. He’s almost bridged the gap between conservatism and progressivism in some areas, so there won’t be huge calls from the Left to remove him. William is the problem.

  29. Mooney says:

    What’s stopping him? Him and assistant should both sit down with…idk Piers Morgan, Becky English,seer Emu, they have plenty of options.

    Also, I know everyone is convinced it was The Other Brother who made the comments but I think it’s Chuck also. Sure TOB is making too much noise but he was the first one to be seen with black people.

  30. ElleE says:

    I don’t think that this is true. That is all I got.

    The British press needs someone to take their side, someone with as much credibility as Insider Harry, to unequivocally state that all of the negative “two sides “ stories are true and William had no interest in being that person/savior.

    If he is smart, he’ll continue to keep his hands clean and let this stinking mess of “journalistic integrity “ rest at the feet of the Royal Rota, where it rightfully belongs.

    • Cecilia says:

      That’s the thing. The royal rota won’t go down alone. In order to prove their “credibility” they would have no problem with exposing the royal family. They would just have to point the finger at them and say “but YOU told me to write this”.

      If the rota is going down they’re talking william with them.

  31. Topaz says:

    It feels like a push to see the rest of the oprah interview. The unkown of footage and receipts seems to drive the other brother to insanity. How dare Harry and Meghan did leave in search of a better life. The other brother and BM are so stuck in the old 16th century philosophy that there are limited choices in life and once you made them you are stuck with them. Leaving is seen as irresponsible, selfish and inmature.
    The other brother and his racist family show with every response that their mantra is limit the choices and discount the basic right for human beings in order to make us look superior.

  32. Lowrider says:

    Kate or Meghan should come and say exactly what happened so this stupid story can be put to rest. What an embarrassing hill to die on.

    • Cecilia says:

      Meghan already did that. She told us exactly what happened. Kate made her cry and then reversed the story. Kate, in response to that, has been running to every media outlet crying about how she’s mortified that she’s been exposed.

    • Tessa says:

      Kate should have denied the story. It would be been squelched then and there. But she sat back and let Meghan get the blame for something Kate did.

    • MerryGirl says:

      That’s the problem @Lowrider. Kate didn’t say exactly what happened and let the lie about Meghan making her cry go on to make her the victim while making Meghan look like the angry black woman, there’s nothing she can say now that will erase what a bitch she was/is.
      Meghan on the other hand already told us what happened and has the receipt of Kate’s apology note and dress fitting witnesses to back her up.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate can’t deny a story she planted.

  33. Merricat says:

    The last three weeks, especially, have been a continuous stream of badly managed stunts that are meant to uphold the KP side. Meanwhile, the Better Brother is living happily; neither H nor M have mentioned anything about the rf since, except to correct misinformation.
    Someone needs to tell William that the only way to deal with his karma is head on. Admit the mistakes, make the apology, and maybe preserve the monarchy. None of what has happened in response to the interview heard ’round the world makes William look good. He just looks guilty, and furious to have been found out.

    • MerryGirl says:

      Also want to add that when he finally trends, he’s being ridiculed globally for ‘having a black friend’ and being the ‘sexyist bald man’ LOL.

  34. Tiffany says:

    To quote Tony Blair, as played by the fantastic Michael Sheen in The Queen, ‘Won’t anyone save these people from themselves !!!’

  35. Digital Unicorn says:

    I can see this happening – he and Top CEO have to be seen as the victims always. Also, they cannot help themselves – they cannot not dig themselves deeper into the hole they are in.

    Never underestimate the Keens ability to shot themselves in the head.

  36. Lizzie says:

    I wish he would struggle a little harder and shut up for once.

  37. lanne says:

    Something is going on over at Kensington Palace. many posters touched on it yesterday. Inspector @lanne has entered the scene:

    1) The royal ratchets can’t get their stories straight: EITHER Harry as 6th in line for the throne is not important and irrelevant, OR Harry is critical to the success of the monarchy. Both of these cannot be true. If he were truly irrelevant, then these stories would die. The interview is nearly a month old now, and it’s still generating stories. Ergo, we can conclude that Harry IS critical to the success of the throne, and the “irrelevant” stories are lies borne of spite and frustration.

    2) If Harry is critical to the success of the monarchy, it behooves us to ask why. Looking at recent history, neither Margaret, nor Anne/Andrew/Edward have been deemed critical to the success of the monarchy, so there’s no precedent for the critical importance of the spare story. The only conclusion that can be drawn here is that Harry is seen as a necessary partner to his older brother in a way that has not been true over the 20th century Windsor dynasty. That begs the question: why is Harry’s partnership with William vitally important? Asking this question leads to an even more critical realization: William harbors deficiencies that preclude his ability to assume the role of King on his own. This is an extraordinary realization!

    3) When we examine William’s history as a royal, we notice several key facts: William has had a story created for him as a “golden child”, often at the expense of his brother the spare. His teenaged antics, his youthful mistakes, his inadequecies have been carefully hidden from view, while Harry’s mistakes have been blared across the public. I will not list the many examples here, but there exists an entire portfolio of stories by historians and journalists going back twenty years showing how William’s mistakes were hidden, erased, scrubbed from view, or even distorted. In more recent times, William’s poor work record as a helicopter pilot, his inability to complete a course on managing the Duchy of Cornwall (a course tailor-made for him), and his utter lack of measurable work as a royal show that William has not, until this day, fulfilled the duties of his role. In conclusion, William is either incapable, or unwilling, to do his duty. In a corporation, William would be fired for dereliction of duty. As a heir, his inadequecies must be protected.

    4) William’s personal life does not match his public image as a “family man.” Stories of William’s infidelities have been suppressed by the media, with stories about Meghan and Harry offered to the media in their place. While the “smoking gun” of an extramarital affair (or affairs) has not yet appeared, stories about media blackouts and suppression of certain facts about William are everywhere. William’s own threats of lawsuits beg the question: “where is the fire behind the obfuscating smoke?”. If William has any vices (addictions, for example), it stands to chance that those would be covered up as well in order to support this created public image. Which leads us back to our central question: Why is Harry viewed as indispensable to William’s future?

    5) I conclude: William, at present, is either unwilling, or incapable, or performing the role of King. Whether it is a matter of temperament, ability, character, or vice, William cannot perform his destined role without someone behind the scenes propping him up. The question then becomes: how long will the truth remain hidden? What will be the monarchy’s plan when the truth comes out, as truth inevitably does?

    My advice for the monarchy (unsolicited, I know, but compared to the piss-poor quality of the advice they are currently receiving, ought to be welcome):

    1) Come clean about William. William wouldn’t be the first royal to disgrace himself in some way (heck, Pedo Andy isn’t the first either!) The role of Prince of Wales has been synonymous with debauchery since its inception. Get William the help he needs, whatever it may be, now, and then work on your redemption arc. Redemption arcs are powerful after all, and, ironically, could be the very thing to turn attention away from those pesky Sussexes and onto the Cambridges where so many believe it firmly belongs.

    2) Take the loss of the Sussexes philosophically, and move on. Learn from your mistake. Moving on from the Sussexes will not diminish their place in the world, but it will loosen their ties to the royal family, which ultimately leads to less competition between House Sussex and House Cambridge.

    3) Use whatever “redemption arc” you create for the Cambridges to humanize them as a family. The tactical mistake that the royals keep making is thinking the world cares about the Crown. No one cares about the Monarchy as an institution. The world cares about the players in the drama–the people. People love the Queen, not the Crown. They loved Diana, not the Crown. They love Harry and Meghan. People don’t love the Cambridges. The Cambridges are simply proxies for the Sussex Haters. If they want to earn love (and they must earn the public’s love–it will not be given to them based on rank alone), they should do so through authenticity, vulnerability, and humanity. A “reformed sinner” is a more compelling hero than a “perfect hero.” If something is broken, fix it. Have William take accountability for whatever is wrong, and take steps to grow from it.

    This advice is free, but if anyone at Kensington needs further advice, I suggest hiring some actual professionals. This concludes my analysis as an anonymous internet commentator on a celebrity gossip site.

    • Becks1 says:

      I’m going to read through your post in a minute but let me say “inspector lanne has entered the scene” has made my morning lol.

    • Becks1 says:

      Great comment, agree with your points.

      Re: 2 – its worth pointing out that the opposite has been true over time, that’s part of the issue with the “heir and the spare” dynamic at play. It’s been emphasized for generations how unimportant the spare is, but they cant leave because they are the spare. That’s part of the problem. So why now is the spare suddenly so essential? It’s such a turnaround from the normal Windsor narrative, that the spare is unimportant, so it really does make you think about WHAT is going on that makes Harry so indispensable to William as king.

      It’s not just being William’s scapegoat. It’s not just being charismatic – Andrew is more charismatic than Charles (at least based on stories from the 80s and such), and that didnt make him indispensable to Charles. There is something else at play here and whatever it is – affairs, addictions, some sort of personality disorder – the redemption arc, like you say, could save them. Not just for the actual redemption but everyone loves a good redemption story. And it could make the royal family look really good – look, we’re just like every other family, we have issues, we arent afraid to take the steps to fix those issues, let us be an example to you.

      What’s the saying – what’s done in the dark will come to the light? Whatever is going on behind the scenes, its going to be public eventually, and the royals need to be prepared for that.

      • windyriver says:

        Many great points, Inspector @lanne and @Becks1, and others. I have a thought to add about “WHAT is going on that makes Harry so indispensable to William as king.”

        By any measure, Will’s work performance as FFK over the years has been subpar. But, if he were following in the footsteps of a more traditional royal, doing bread and butter appearances like, say, Anne, might he not look better, even if he didn’t match her numbers? Instead, he’s following in the footsteps of the most productive POW in history, who redefined the role and raised the bar for what is royal work. And, unfortunately for Will, because of TQ’s longevity, he’s been doing it for 40 years, Will’s entire lifetime. By comparison to what Charles has accomplished, Will looks beyond mediocre.

        Who’s likely the one that’s judged Harry to be necessary to the monarchy? The same Charles, who’s taken Will’s measure, compared him with his own performance, and found him wanting. Who has shown himself to be truly following in Charles’ footsteps? Harry, even more so as he’s matured in his 30’s. That’s why Harry is necessary to the monarchy, in a way other past spares haven’t been.

        With Will as he is now as the next POW, then king, Charles’ entire legacy, the expansion he’s made to the role an upcoming monarch can fulfill, will vanish. Hopefully Charles cares about what he’ll be leaving behind for the country, but my guess is, his actions around Harry are at least as much to do with his ego about seeing his legacy continue.

        I don’t totally blame Charles, if this is how he feels. It must be a big disappointment that Will has no interest in any of Charles’ projects – the Prince’s Trust, architecture (Will said so), Dumfries House, organic farming; appears to have only a passing interest in the Duchy he’ll inherit; plus has no substantive projects of his own.

        But, Will is who he is at least in part because of the actions taken, and not taken, by TQ, Charles, and the entire institution in the last 25 years. This isn’t Harry’s fault. And, they had the choice for Harry to continue part-time as a working member. Instead, the lot of them conspired in the most despicable ways to first, drive away Harry’s family while hoping he would stay, and then, hoping to get him to return, by undermining his attempts to carve out his own future, while also putting his and his family’s health and safety at extreme risk.

        We’ll see what they all decide to do next. My bet is, shutting up for once, and doing a mea culpa, won’t be it.

    • Emile says:

      Amazing comment, thanks so much for this!

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      This analysis is spot on. The panic over Harry leaving makes much more sense (if you can call it that) if Charles & the rest of the firm know there is something wrong with “the other brother.”

      • The Hench says:

        But if William really can’t cope without Harry why didn’t the RF negotiate to keep him? If the stakes of his departure really are that serious, Harry was willing to remain. It wouldn’t have taken an insane amount to keep him.

      • Becks1 says:

        @thehench – they thought he would come back. That’s why we’re seeing such scrambling from the royals over the past few months. They really, 100%, thought Harry would fail out there in the “real world” and come back, with or without Meghan. One RR said that the thought was that Harry was just setting up Meghan and Archie in California before announcing a divorce. Another RR made the comment about the thinking being Harry would come back, perhaps alone.

        They know they need Harry, but they dont think they need Meghan, and they really thought they were just getting rid of her. That was stupid, but that’s how they roll .

      • Lizzie Bathory says:

        @The Hench, that’s a good question. I think the key here is Charles, which Harry suggested in the interview. H&M seem to still have a warm relationship with the Queen & Harry said she is badly advised (hinting that she is not in control). Harry also said his father cut off his family’s security & funding, forcing them to get jobs that no one in the firm believed they could do. Negotiation was never the plan. They decided to strong-arm Harry by putting his family at risk. Charles & the courtiers (remember he & Andrew ousted the Queen’s private secretary & installed courtiers loyal to him) really went with maximum pressure. They just badly miscalculated.

      • The Hench says:

        @Becks1 – I just …. I mean I hear you and I think you’re right but WTF? There’s a lot of people in all of the palaces. Can one of them even SPELL strategy never mind create and execute one? Not for one moment has Harry ever done anything (as far as we know) except be ride or die for Meghan. And Meghan was a major asset. If William is an unstable nutter who needs brother cover from Harry, then EVERYONE should have been bending over backwards to keep both of them not executing some insane half-arsed, random ‘plan’ to create a divorce followed by Harry’s return. I wasn’t expecting genius from the RF but….

        @Lizzie Bathory – yes, I think the Queen is absolutely shuffled to one side. Charles can be ruthless – it was him who forced Andrew to withdraw from public duty after the Newsnight debacle as well as ousting Geidt – and having paid for everything for so long I can see him being like Roy senior in Succession and thinking that the purse strings will also double as puppet strings for him to have them all dance as he wants. BUT – I’m still bewildered as to how it even got to that stage. *scratches head*.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Hench – I know! that’s how we know it was probably what they were expecting, because its so stupid and such a blunder. They probably saw Sussexit as a win-win – get rid of Meghan, and when Harry comes back he’ll be much easier to control, because he knows he needs the royal family. I can just hear the conversation between william and charles now.

        They made a BIG mistake. Huge!

    • Harper says:

      @inspectorlanne what also needs analysis is WHY didn’t any other woman want to be with Wills except for Kate? Look at Prince Charles and the number of women he was dallying with in his twenties. But William was a hard no from almost everyone. I don’t believe that it was just because no one wanted the job or he was so committed/in love with Kate or that no one else was suitable. Women ran from Will in droves even when he had his hair and there are no stories of Will, at one time one of the most eligible bachelors in the world, being a romantic or charming with women in real life. Most of the stories about his relationship with Kate are him stringing her along, dumping her and being indecisive. It’s such a weird narrative and it’s been said that Kate calms him down. His behind-closed-doors personality must be something as even Harry removed Meghan from close quarters with Will not long after their marriage.

      • Tiffany says:

        Harper, excellent point about women not sticking around like Kate did.

        There have been stories of him trying his damnest to make Isabella and Jecca happen and they were like, ‘Nope, I can find a monied guy else with less drama’. It’s almost like him saying, ‘I am the future king’ was all he needed to do make women fall all over him.

        And his affair with Rose really has me seeing her in a new light. She ain’t looking to leave David or break up their home for HIM and trust, that has to upset Baldimort as well. Rose ain’t stupid and knows the score.

        Kate is doing exactly the things that he wanted the other women to do and well, that’s it.

      • Becks1 says:

        We always talk about how Kate was the “last woman standing” and I think generally for a while it was assumed that was just because the others didnt want the hassle of being in the royal family. If I’m Rose Hanbury (and I’m actually Rose Hanbury, unmarried), and I have the choice of Prince William or David Rocksavage, I’m going to with Rocksavage. I have two gorgeous country estates, I have money, I have freedom, I am still very highly placed in society and get to go to all the state dinners and all that, I still have a tiara, and I get to do my own thing with art exhibits and fundraisers and charity work at my country estate – why would I turn that down in exchange for a few more estates, some more money and some more tiaras, given the hassle and stress that comes with it?

        (I’m just using poor Rose because she’s the most obvious example I can think of lol.)

        And I think that calculus was true for a lot of aristocratic girls/women around William. Why bother when they can get a better life, if slightly less glamorous, with none of the stress?

        But there was NO other woman who wanted the gig? None? Just Kate? And even if it wasnt about the crown, there aren’t any charming stories of him flirting, dating other girls – we hear about Jecca and Isabella, but it seems those were more about William than the women (as in, William was much more into them than they were into him). So again, why? It took Harry longer, but he found someone who loved him and was willing to accept the gig. Why is there this odd absence of women who were interested in William? Maybe because he was with Kate, in his way, for almost a decade, but even so.

        When you think about it, it starts to see very weird.

    • Carabella says:

      I agree with you that the redemption story is one way out of this mess. Just own it. I also thought there may be an addiction problem. William’s problems go way back and we only know a few of them: Being humiliated and spanked by Diana at a school sport’s day when he only wanted to be with his friends and she wanted to leave. The parental fighting: William stuffing tissues under the bathroom door when his mother was locked in there crying. The rest we all know. Then, the public humiliation of “losing” his rifle on an army training exercise (or someone grabbed it), but losing a rifle is normally grounds for expulsion, no? Being holed up at dank University of St. Andrew’s for four years: I don’t know why a future king was allowed to go there. It should have been Oxbridge and then a stint at a Commonwealth university or one in the States. I know academics aren’t for everyone, so an alternative could have been the Royal Agricultural College where he could at least have gone the landowners route. He didn’t have a strong start.

      • GRUEY says:

        @carabella the more I think about it, the more I’m all in on this theory. William has a serious traumatic brain injury that was probably never properly treated because of his family’s utter callousness and stupidity, and it’s rendered him a borderline mentally incompetent rage monster.

        WHY has a skull fracture and surgery story been so completely erased from his history? Why have I never heard about this? It’s a huge story and honestly it is ringing my alarm bells that it’s *never* mentioned.

        Second: ok I’m gonna throw out there that Harry started heads together in part out of compassion and grief for his own brother’s tortured brain health. I mean…it’s possible?

      • Carabella says:

        @Gruey I agree. Any journalist worth their salt would pursue this head injury story, it’s potentially huge. Yes, your Heads Together theory makes sense. Why not talk about his skull surgery? How many times has he frowned in discomfort, and touched his head over the years? Kaiser has such a picture here.

    • GRUEY says:

      @lanne this analysis must be true. It’s not what a lot of people want to admit, but it’s the ONLY thing that puts all the pieces together.

      Something I was thinking about: we always joke about how we never hear Kate speak much and when she does, well, you know… But we actually never hear Wills speak much either. I think his shocking jokes in Ireland along the lines of “I bet everyone’s like Aaa I have covid yuck yuck’” are a glimpse into his deep idiocy and sociopothy. There were more jokes and they were all worthy of the cringiest moments on Veep. He’s a grown man pushing 40, an age when many professionals are coming into the prime of their expertise, experience, responsibility, etc. Yet the one opportunity we’ve had to hear him speak extemporaneously in years, this is what we get. It’s beyond obvious something is very wrong with him.

      • Carabella says:

        Who knows what effect this might have had:

        “Prince William was accidentally hit on the head with a golf club, which fractured his skull, necessitating emergency surgery. Diana, who was at San Lorenzo restaurant when she received the news, hurried to her son’s side and spent the night in the hospital with him until he could come home. Charles visited him for a few minutes after his surgery but did not otherwise interrupt his schedule. He said he had to attend a performance of Tosca. The press was appalled. “What Kind of Dad Are You?” shrieked a Sun headline. Jean Rook in the Daily Express asked: “What sort of father of an eight-year-old [sic] boy, nearly brained by a golf club, leaves the hospital before knowing the outcome for a night at the opera?” (Kitty Kelley, The Royals)

      • GRUEY says:

        @carabella holy shit I have never heard that story. Traumatic brain injury is absolutely possible from something like this (anything that rattles the brain) and can cause serious personality issues, including violence and autism-like symptoms. In the case of the RF, the truth could be anything. They are capable of covering up the most horrific acts, so what’s a little brain damage. Impossible to know.

      • The Hench says:

        @Carabella – ooohhh – interesting theory. It’s said that Henry VIII turned from a cultured, educated, beloved king into a raging tyrant after a brain injury jousting. Brain trauma often creates anger issues as a side effect. The son of a friend of mine turned into a rage monster after a motorcycle accident despite being the gentlest person beforehand and the doctors warned his parents it was often the case.

        Maybe the golfing accident is what gave birth to Mr Incandescent?

      • Carabella says:

        @GRUEY @The Hench Yes, and it gets worse with age. Degenerative brain disease has been found in 87% of footballers brains after repeated trauma (with helmets on) per a study. It’s a big issue. The effects of William’s skull fracture and surgery could cause recurring migraines or something worse. The BRF could get on board with brain injury foundations if they want to address this.

      • Greywacke says:

        TBI could explain Will’s “incandescent rages. The problem with such injuries is that they get worse over time, and while the damage can be slowed, it cannot be stopped. Think of all the American football players who had multiple concussions and their problems with drugs, depression, violence, suicide. My brother in law had a brain injury as a child that severely impacted his decision making ability and it gets worse every year. He self medicates, leading to seizures, leading to self medication. It is heart breaking to watch.

      • one of the Marys says:

        I can believe there’s nothing ‘wrong’ with him except terrible behaviour in a terrible family that’s been allowed to go on for far too long. I’ve seen it in my own family. The first hard line/ push back from Harry and it all fell to pieces. It’s no surprise to me M&H left, that’s often how family members cope with such behaviour and treatment when they’ve reached their limit. If you have a healthy family with good communication it can be hard to believe situations like this can get to such a boiling point but I’ve seen it. I think William is lazy and entitled. He may be more, depressed, narcissistic, have ADHD, but it doesn’t have to be some looming boogie man if it’s ignored and allowed to fester.

      • Nic919 says:

        I don’t think it’s a physical issue. William has just been spoiled from day one and if we take a look at someone similar, trump, we can see what not providing boundaries does to a weak personality over time. He’s an ass because he is always allowed to be an ass. And his wife doesn’t challenge him so he only gets worse. He probably won’t really be challenged until his kids get older as they won’t provide him with the deference he wants. Charles should have controlled this years ago, but he has his own issues along with parental guilt.

      • Emily_C says:

        I have ADHD and it doesn’t make me anything like Will. ADHD sometimes does cause problems with emotional regulation, but not like the constant incandescent rages we get from him. We’d also hear about him often seeming amazingly happy, excited, and fascinated with things if ADHD were involved. Also, it does not make one lazy. If Will’s problem were ADHD, we’d be more likely to see him working super amazingly hard and doing brilliant things in spurts, and then disappearing for a while, and then coming back and working really hard at something else, and so on. Also it’s eminently treatable, and he’d have access to the best treatment in the world.

        If he does have a brain injury, and that explains what’s going on with him, then I feel very sorry for him. But I dunno. He’s not really that much different from heirs of the past, nor is he worse. (He hasn’t had anyone killed, for instance.) I think we just see more because the world’s changed.

        ETA: Also if he had ADHD he wouldn’t have married someone so incredibly dull. Boredom is death for people with ADHD, so finding someone who can hold our interest can be a challenge. Kate’s the “watching paint dry” of spouses. No way, no how.

      • swirlmamad says:

        I had never heard about Will’s head injury accident. After a quick google search I pulled up this interesting article: https://people.com/archive/cover-story-questions-for-an-absent-father-vol-35-no-23/

      • Carabella says:

        I remember that, @swirlamad. All the press attention went on Charles’s fathering skills (or lack of) and his opera attendance, not William’s injury. Much more is known about brain injuries today. “Some children with traumatic brain injury experienced a decline in cognitive function following a recovery plateau, indicating the need for long-term reassessment of these patients.” per a Pediatric Neurology report, 3/21.

    • equality says:

      The other paradox is the Harry and William as inseparable story but whenever Harry is outed in public for attending an embarrassing party, there is no Will in the story. I agree that they should let Will be outed for things and then let him apologize and learn. A lot of Harry’s appeal is because he has owned things and apologized and grown as a person.

      • lanne says:

        William attended the Harry in a Nazi uniform party dressed as a Zulu. No pictures of it anywhere.

    • Lady D says:

      Congratulations on your promotion, Inspector.

    • February-Pisces says:

      Great comment. I think Charles and the firm know william is a non starter. Willie seems to have issues that go way beyond what we could imagine. His treatment of his brother shows he has no empathy, literally a trait common in sociopaths. The firm likes its monarchs to be amenable that way they can control them, which is why they love the queen so much. But a controlling domineering monarch who always thinks they are right will not fare well in the long term.

      I think from Charles and the firms POV, harry was plan b. I think before Meghan came along there was some sort of push invest in harry and get him some sort of king training. But then he fell in love with a biracial woman and that plan fell apart. If harry were to ever take the top job, they couldn’t have a biracial wife, with biracial kids with him.

      I do agree that Willie should come clean and apologise, it’s the only way he can regain trust in people. But they keep running and throwing whoever they can under the bus. We all know that the media cover for them, we can see the coverage for ourselves in real time. Because of that, people don’t trust them, and won’t until they actually admit they f*cked up.

      • Harper says:

        I think William will be even harder to manage once the Queen is gone. As long as Prince Other Brother feels he has the media on his side, and he will make sure they are on his side by exploiting access to his kids, William will be doing whatever he wants to do. His work now is so performative it will only get worse: for example, no BAFTAS this year because he’s mad at the jokes. And Will won’t work hard to help his father’s reign but the media will continue to prop Will up unless something happens and Harry drops some kind of damning receipt that can’t be ignored. Until then, I think the men in grey suspect they have another David on their hands, who was what, about 42 when he abdicated? Plenty of opportunity for trouble ahead where Will is concerned.

      • Chartreuse says:

        Feb-Pi, problem with that isn’t Harry isn’t next batter up, it’s George. If they were going to push William out it had to be before marriage. They can’t just say, oh, Harry can be king,let’s give him lessons.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      Standing O, @lanne! Excellent analysis and advice. Guarantee the BRF won’t consider it.

    • Sofia says:

      Completely agree. Spot on!

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Inspector Lanne your analysis is spot on. Why is Harry so critical to William’s success? You have to ask. And they never thought Harry would go. Maybe treat him better if he is so important?!? Maybe don’t attack his wife?

    • what's inside says:

      Brilliant and so well-written. Thank you.

    • Emily_C says:

      This post was really entertaining. Also the advice is great, but one has to admit they’re capable of error before getting a redemption arc. I don’t think Will can do that.

    • Feeshalori says:

      Ah, the perspicacity of a Hercule Poirot. Incisive and well investigated, Lanne.

  38. Nina says:

    Baldy told us his story during 4 years. I wish Harry and Meghan will tell us more .

  39. Agreatreckoning says:

    We know William’s side already.

    It’s not fair that Kate & I no longer have our whipping boy and girl here to push around anymore. That’s what I do best and they took that away from me. Who do they think they are showing their work ethic, charisma and human decency for all the world to see? Thankfully, I still have my incandescence and affrontedness to comfort me.

    Is this US Weekly’s April Fool’s Day joke?

    • Tessa says:

      William wanted Harry around so he could be third wheel on appearances with him and Kate. Kate could have the two princes escorting her places and laugh and giggle with Harry. Harry could be the perennial bachelor unless William found someone he himself approved of for Harry. Harry and Meghan were smart to leave.

  40. Mila says:

    DO IT WILLIAM SO MEGHAN AND HARRY CAN AIR OUT THERE RECIPTS!!! I DARE YA!

  41. Keri says:

    I hope Willie boy is that stupid & does an interview. I can see him spinning lie after lie with some Rota rat sycophant. Receipts would be dropped soon after by the Sussexes & I’m here for it. A lot of people here said that he would end up singlehandedly destroying the monarchy. If left unchecked, I think he will.

    I’m amazed that people defending the royals still don’t believe Meghan and Harry have receipts. Oprah & CBS aren’t amateurs. These people are reputable journalists, not the tabloid hacks they are used to & you can bet Oprah & CBS’ team of lawyers went through all the receipts from the Sussexes before the interview aired.

    Baldimort’s interview would be a master class in what not to do when you are guilty. Make it happen PWT!

  42. TabithaD says:

    This brainless dollop thinks he is some kind of PR genius. I say get him on Newsnight like Prince Andrew and let him have his say. That would be essential viewing.

  43. Lemons says:

    Do it, Willileaks. You’ll be spending your whole life rehabilitating your image only to be tolerated as king…like father, like son.

  44. molee says:

    All those courtiers in all those palaces, and not one of them can recognize that the Oprah interview was a warning shot? Of course not. They are going to f*ck around and find out that H&M have guns loaded with receipts.

  45. Robin says:

    There’s something very strange in all of this. Charles is being relatively quiet. The people facing (but hiding from) the music, getting the most press, and being continually “furious” are William and Kate. Surely the next in direct line should be more vocal and visual. I’m beginning to think Charles just wants an easy ride until the Queen dies, at which point he will gain the throne by stealth and things will have calmed down (he hopes). His wife yesterday showed surprise at wealthy UK areas needing food banks.Charles and Camilla are spouting utter nonsense at this point because he is sitting back, letting his older son go after his younger son, whilst remaining largely off the radar with his point by point rebuttal unwritten.

    • S808 says:

      Part of me thinks Charles is more involved than we think but he’s not dumb and has shut up. He knows William’s arrogance will not let him be quiet and is happy to let William look like a fool to take attention off himself.

    • Jaded says:

      I think Charles is giving the Duke of Incandescence enough rope to hang himself. Charles grew up in this Machiavellian stew of intrigue, back-stabbing and whisper campaigns, and is VERY tactical. His public persona is nothing like his private persona, which is cold and calculating. I can totally see him letting/encouraging Wm to continue lying and leaking and floundering until he does or says something that gets leaked and the BM sinks him. Charles was complicit in the gaslighting of Diana – that she was mentally unstable, weak, suffering from an ED etc. A word in the right ear from him would likely ruin TOB.

      • Robin says:

        Yep. I think he’s hoping to give it a couple of years, by which time his mother will be dead, his vile brother will either be in prison or exonerated, and his children will have shut up. He’s essentially going for the easy life angle and letting William be as furious as he likes.

      • what's inside says:

        I believe that you nailed Charles’ modus operandi. He is being quiet because he knows that anything else he does would completely bugger the situation. He is not a PR genius, but a crafty, scheming individual who turns cold as ice when he does not get his way, all of the time.

      • Nic919 says:

        I agree. For once William isn’t being viewed as a golden boy and his own actions are making it worse. Charles would be stupid to stop William from shrinking his own popularity because he knows the skip a generation crowd is still out there.

    • Emily_C says:

      Yep. And Charles is the one who cut off Harry and Meghan’s security, endangering their lives and the life of his grandson. I definitely see him behind all this. It’s terribly convenient for him that William is so ragey and entitled — and who raised him to be that way?

  46. February-Pisces says:

    William is a tyrant, and evil dictator in the making. He has behaved in such an appalling way for the past 4 years toward harry and Meghan consistently, because he thought he could get away with it. He has 100% of the British media bought off, no one in the industry will challenge him, even if they wanted to. But still he has managed to f*ck up his own image.

    Sussex squad called him out very early in the game. I remember very quickly after they got married I figured William and keen were behind a lot of the negative coverage on Meghan, and I had no outlet to say it. Thank good for twitter, celebitchy and LSA, cos there would literally be no one calling this man child out. Even though the entire British media has cover for Willie, the public are seeing through him. Even those beyond Sussex squad are calling him out.

    Anyway Willie hasn’t got a leg to stand on. He has no credibility whatsoever, not to mention he is in the wrong 100%. There’s nothing Meghan could have said or done to warrant their behaviour towards her, nothing. Also Willie was hardly mentioned in the interview, all harry said about him was that there was space between them.

    • Susie says:

      Honestly this is what makes the William PR stupidity hilarious. Most people whose only royal knowledge is Diana or royal wedding left that interview thinking it was Charles that did all the bad stuff. Will came out of that interview even better off than the queen cuz she is the head of the entire family. If Will had just stayed quiet and maybe said “ I’m sad that my brother is attacking my family and our duty but I hope he finds some happiness and leaves us alone now”. The people in the know would have called bullshit but the majority of the public would have said it’s sad Diana’s son are fighting but Harry didn’t say anything bad so hopefully they get back together in the future.
      But Will is so stupid and so arrogant many people confidently saying Charles a few weeks ago are like nope William is the one. He thinks he looks like the avenging husband when he is actually messing up Kates reputation further by making it seem like she WANTS to be a mean girl who lies. He is also forcing some American media to choose the Sussex’s over the Cambridge’s by polarizing the fight. (People magazine et al. would prefer to take no sides but Sussex’s will become their cash cow and they will eventually need to protect)
      I have to believe that Charles was super angry and scared the day after the interview but took a breath and realized his first born is an idiot and if Charles just keeps his mouth shut The Cambridge’s Will help get the spotlight off Charles. The Cambridge press team is so stupid I have to believe it’s cuz their clients ego is preventing them from doing better like andrews PR dude quitting before the interview. I have to believe this before I start looking for jobs in British PR cuz obviously they don’t need qualifications or standards over there.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I think the not mentioning made him most incandescent of all. How dare you ignore me?!?? I am the king of everything you will not ignore me. Except a Harry is doing exactly that

  47. LittlePenguin says:

    That cover photo freaks me out more and more each time I see it. It screams ‘dictator’ to me. He is not a good person and anyone who thinks that he is (or that Kate is) are delusional.

    • deering24 says:

      Seriously–he looks about to order a massacre. 😳

      • lanne says:

        Or steal a bunch of kids to turn into child soldiers–he looks a bit like Keegan-Michael Key in that Key and Peele skit where they are trying to save African children from being turned into soldiers by giving the kids white beards and pretending the children are old men.

  48. MerryGirl says:

    F*ck around and find out Willie. That is all.

  49. Mooshe1 says:

    Please let him end the struggle and bring on the drama, lol

  50. Margaret says:

    The battle of the fk and ffk, has begun. I have never seen so much whinging and complaining from the fk, and ffk as now. Before it was sitting back and all having a good laugh at harry and meghan’s discomfort. Oh so much explaining and complaining. They even brought out the old reprobate, uncle Gary, like his opinion is gospel.

  51. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    That’s the stupidest thing I’ve read in awhile. Does William not realize how utterly stupid that would be for him? I mean we thought Prince Pedo’s interview was bad but Baldemort would end the monarchy.

  52. Midge says:

    The BRF have been so sheltered within their inexplicable bubble of acceptance and popularity in the UK. What they fail to notice is that the vast majority of the world could GAF about them. Brexit and Sussexit have shown how truly far the Brit’s heads are up their own asses. How the mighty have fallen and don’t even realize they are about to crash and burn. Harry and Meghan will grow in popularity around world and the BRF will die out and lose relevance.

  53. deering24 says:

    Honestly, this cover pic is creepy. Looking more sinister than Armie Hammer is probably not what William should be going for, no?

  54. Susie says:

    Honestly the more I hear about William the more I’m fascinated with what he does after the queen dies. He is both dumb and angry with a big ego. now as he becomes more prominent his personality is more apparent and the Windsor genes means people no longer treat him with the cute guy bonus (like say brad Pitt gets).
    What will he do when he no longer has to answer to the queen? When he no longer has the Sussex to throw under the bus for favourable press? What happens when his kids are young adults with their own priorities and wishes? Will has so much of his fathers worst traits that I’m scared he will eventually throw the kids under the bus the way he did Harry? When a new mistress is exposed will an 18 yr old Louis be revealed as a pot smoker? I also truly wonder what happens between him and Kate? For all her other traits Kate loves her kids. Will she choose being queen or being mother? Hell how about the other Middletons? Will can get a new wife or MIL but George and his sibling are middletons. Will Kate and Carole choose the grandson over the the SIL both are future kings but she will have more power with her grandosn.
    Right now everything is Cambridge vs Sussex which makes the dirty work easy. But eventually the Sussex will be too established in America for the brits to have any credibility with them or the public. Also the American media will want to protect their own golden goose against the British media. So what happens when the Cambridge’s are all the Brit media has. The next decade plus may be interesting and unpredictable but also very dark. The things Will is doing now will not just end because the Sussex’s are gone. He will still be a an angry arrogant cheater somewhat controlled by the brit media and focused elsewhere. The Brit media is going to want scoops of eugenie or Zara they will want info about the young royal set who will be dating and partying. The more this stuff comes out the happier I am the Sussex got their kids out and the more I empathize with the future of the kids who can’t leave. Wills an adult but who he became isn’t a surprise because his youth was insanely toxic. And as they say hurt people hurt people. Where Harry got an escape route and did the work to build a healthier mental environment for himself and family, will can’t do that without getting opposition from a whole government (those aristos/Tories won’t want an abolished monarchy). he’s trapped like Harry said. His kids are young now but their future/mental health is the main reason I would want to abolish the monarchy. It’s also why I’m interested in who Kate becomes as her kids get older. Right now the kids are young enough to be protected and she is able to go after the Sussex’s, when her kids become the new target and their mental health is destroyed will she sit by? Cant any believe anyone who says they know that answer not even Kate can know right now. She may be lazy and uninterested but when she chooses a goal she goes all in. And she legit loves those kids. But she and Carole have shown they will put up with a lot. Also Harry is the first to truly escape the family (Edward was pushed out) who knows if the future kids watching Archie have a nice life don’t take try in the future.
    The Sussex’s causing the death of the RF may not be an exaggeration even if the process is insanely slow.

    • GRUEY says:

      @susie I really enjoyed reading this. You are teasing out some fascinating questions and I too wonder what the next 15 yrs will yield. Like everyone else, I fear for Louis. Especially because he was the consolation baby for an affair; I wonder how Will feels about him. It will be interesting to have a non-monarch mother in the mix. Hasn’t happened in a century.

  55. Tess says:

    Omg literally the equivalent of holding his grandmother’s limp hand up to his chest and going “hold me back granny”. Well Willy PLEASE DO TELL your side, we’ll be waiting with the kettle and the popcorn.

  56. Julia K says:

    Does anyone recall Kate muttering to Will during a taped visit to some event ” I’ve been your assistant for a long time” ? Is she perhaps the one holding the Cambridge family together? Is this why protecting Kate at all costs is really about protecting William? Does he exhibit symptoms of a personality disorder? Rage? Abusiveness? Reading all the above comments gives new reason for the RF to react so strongly to Harry wanting to step back.

  57. Sue says:

    „He wants to get his side out there“ This is beyond funny. Isn’t it what he already does ALL THE TIME?

  58. SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

    Oh please please please let him do an interview and fall into his own pit-trap of arrogance and stupidity, like Andrew. Please Santa, I’ll be good.

  59. Serena says:

    Lol, how pitiful. They made Kate’s issue more important than the accusation of racism and of constantly attacking Meghan in the press. All they care is reputation but that has gone down the drain so good luck.

  60. Jay says:

    If these past few weeks were considered “holding back”, I shudder to think what absolute drivel will be coming out of KP next.

    IF Wills did a sit down interview to respond
    a. Do we really think Kate would do it with him? I can’t imagine that going well, she’s uncomfortable speaking for more than 2 minutes, and optics would seem odd for William to be alone.

    b. Who could they possibly have interview them even close to Oprah’s level? And a softball interview wouldn’t be enough, in my opinion, to fix the damage they have done. It certainly won’t get broadcast in several countries, if anything, it will just renew interest in the Oprah interview. Plus, it’s risky if Meghan, as seems likely, is armed with receipts.

    c. Wills is not the media savvy genius he seems to think he is. Can you imagine his shiny new PR reps turning on their tv next week and seeing their client embarrass himself even further before they even start the job? I’d hand in my notice right away.

    • GRUEY says:

      @jay the truth is, when have we heard Wills talk either? Ireland? And we know how well that went. Yeah…I’d love to see a tell all interview with these two dum dums.

  61. Mia says:

    Every time I see that Other Brother cover I wince at the awful Photoshop. The military uniform is probably to rub Harry’s nose in it, but Will just looks like a star wars bureaucrat.

  62. Kate says:

    I think it’s Harry that has the receipts not Meghan. Harry was around for ALL of Williams bad behavior over the years. He probably has a ton of stories about William being unfaithful and generally being an unpleasant douche.

    Meghan hasn’t been around long enough to have the REALLY good T.

  63. boyd says:

    Willileaks speaks again.

  64. Well Wisher says:

    I thought that was his briefs were about, since October 2018. He seems unused to the idea that there are boundaries when dealing with people’s personal lives and was hell bound to have his way in a manner that was none of his business.
    Some discerning individuals will notice that their advice was unwarranted and backed off. Not him. I thought that it was untrue that he did not want Meghan to wear the crown jewelry. Not any more.
    In all his briefings, he did not set the record straight concerning the purchasees of Meghan’s clothing. She bought her own wardrobe and jewellery and was hounded for it. It was her own money and none of the media’s business. Not tax payers money.
    One of the best thing about this situation is that it happened early on in their marriage. The Sussexes made the best decision possible in this scenario, imagined what would have happened had Bill behaved in this manner when he becomes king and they would have given all their allegiance and service for such an individual?

  65. Sue Denim says:

    it just occurred to me that this cover pic feels full on Nazi, I wonder if that’s the base they’re betting on, the brexiteers, small britain, white supremacists… someone here on a separate thread used the term ruritanian too, which is so perfect…

    • swirlmamad says:

      The minute I saw this cover I said that he reminded me of an SS officer. Really poorly designed and badly thought out….or was it? Perhaps a dog whistle for sympathizers of that “ilk”.