‘Royal revolutionary’ Duchess Kate’s exploitation of a murder victim was a ‘triumph’

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This was on everyone’s timeline over the holiday weekend and it’s just the WORST. Like, offensively bad, rage-inducing, and defying all logic. The Times of London decided to proclaim the Duchess of Cambridge “the real royal revolutionary,” because don’t you get it, Meghan was and is a feminist, a businesswoman, a self-made woman and she was torn to shreds, so now Kate wants to assume Meghan’s energy and pretend that she’s just like that, only white and therefore better. First, look at the artwork which accompanied the piece:

Absolutely offensive to actual revolutionaries, socialists, activists, advocates and basically EVERYONE. The actual article takes it to a bold new level though, suggesting that Kate’s exploitation of a murder victim (Sarah Everard) combined with her blatant Single-White-Femaling of a Black woman somehow makes Kate good, smart, keen and perfect in a sugary, gross, white supremacist way. These piece was written by Tony Allen Mills, who clearly hates women and is doing heavy drugs.

Kate’s maskless appearance at Sarah Everard’s memorial: For a moment it seemed as though the Duchess of Cambridge might become embroiled in yet another messy, polarising ruckus about pampered royals suiting themselves at the expense of the rest of us. She turned up at an unlawful gathering at Clapham Common in the middle of lockdown! She wasn’t wearing a mask! Her protection team seemed strangely unaware that earlier that Saturday morning last month, a senior police officer had warned that the vigil in south London for Sarah Everard, 33, who was abducted and murdered as she walked home at night, might be “attractive for terrorists”.

Kate was still keen to exploit: Yet somehow, the duchess still showed up, casually dressed with minimal security, with a bouquet of flowers she had picked from her palace garden. Later it was reported that she had sent a private letter of condolence to the family of the murdered woman. Hang on a minute, are we talking about the right duchess? A feminist campaigner, showing solidarity with vulnerable women, with seeming disregard for police advice and lockdown regulations?

This still doesn’t make any sense: There was an embarrassing muddle at Scotland Yard last week as senior commanders offered conflicting accounts of whether Britain’s future queen had attended the vigil legally, and whether the police had known of her attendance in advance. It emerged from an independent report into policing of the event that the senior officer in charge of the operation learnt that the duchess had been present only from a television news report after she had left. Yet Dame Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, told the BBC that “the Met did know [about the visit], absolutely”. Palace sources have described Kate’s visit as private, but Dick said she was there “in the course of her duties; she’s working”.

Exploiting a murder victim is great PR for Kate: What emerged most clearly from Kate’s modestly controversial outing was not another disaster for the House of Windsor. It has turned into something of a triumph. “I think she’s played a blinder,” says Jennie Bond, a former BBC royal correspondent and author of several books on the Windsors. Unlike some of her royal relatives, Kate, 39, has barely put a foot wrong in her public embrace of worthy causes over the past few years. “She’s widely admired now as a public figure,” says Bond, “and I think she’s demonstrating that she’s very much in touch with the mood of the country.”

Penny Junor on Kate’s exploitation of Everard: Junor describes Kate’s visit to the vigil as a “wonderful gesture”. What might have turned into a made-for-tabloid tempest instead became the story of a young woman who lived in London before marrying a prince, and may have remembered what it was like to have to walk home alone at night. After the manufactured theatrics of the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah Winfrey, Junor adds, “Kate was making a very subtle point. You don’t need to make a song and dance about things. She showed up at Clapham quietly with absolutely no fanfare. I just thought it spoke volumes.”

Kate is a free spirit, you guys: The burden of royal expectation has crushed many a free spirit. The closer Kate gets to becoming Queen, the more she may be expected to conform; to be careful with her words, to avoid spontaneous excursions in the middle of a health crisis. Can she really carry on being Kate, the increasingly daring duchess? Or must she prepare to be Catherine, our smiling but silent queen? “I think what William and Kate have demonstrated is that you can have a much greater impact if you go large on a smaller number of causes,” says Bond, who like many royal watchers believes Kate will stick to non-controversial issues such as child development and mental health. She’s naturally engaged and comes across as genuine because she is genuinely interested in the topics she has espoused,” Bond adds. “I think she’ll be wise enough to stick to issues quite specific to her personality and knowledge.”

[From The Times of London]

I don’t understand the transparent attempt to obfuscate the issue of Kate’s attendance at the Everard memorial, and how Kate tried to pretend it was a private visit, when everything about it (including the sugary, offensive PR) shows that Kate was working, that she showed up maskless to a murder victim’s memorial with her security, having alerted Sky News of her presence, and then leaving the rest of the mourners to be brutalized by cops. She then leaked the information about a letter she sent to the family, which is gross and invasive, especially since AGAIN, it was clear that this is just about “work” for her. The work of repairing her battered image of a Karen who fake-cries white woman tears and tries to copy Meghan and assume Meghan’s experiences and persona as her own. As I’ve been saying, there’s something really wrong going on with Kate psychologically. It’s not *just* stupidity and laziness. She’s actively being creepy. Kate’s communications team is actively putting all of this out there, that Kate’s exploitation of the tragic murder of a young woman was “something of a triumph.” It’s offensively tone-deaf.

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  1. Stellainnh says:

    The whole thing parallels IMPOTUS and the church photo op.

    • Levans says:

      Yes! So tone deaf, self serving, and an obvious PR attempt.

      • Gruey says:

        Jesus Christ. How many words to blather on about how great this was FOR KATE!!!!

        It’s called FEMICIDE. The issue here is the murder of women!!!! Or did they forget? Actually they didn’t. These royal ass kissers never cared in the first place, and neither did Kate.

        Also, if you have to keep telling us what a triumph it was FOR KATE (attending a memorial for a murdered women a PR triumph…I’m literally sick with rage) then maybe it fucking wasn’t!

    • Keen Kate says:

      Unrelated, but someone posted some old DM comments about Kate (when the Brits didn’t like her) and she was called Catherine of Arrogance 🤣

      A play on the name of the nicer Catherine of Aragon (first wife of rage monster King Henry VIII, he also had a serious head injury like William).

    • PEARL GREY says:

      I’m sorry but the Che artwork has me wheezing!

      I don’t understand how two people can have such a never-ending series of spectacular flop PR attempts between them, each one more jaw-dropping and ridiculous than the last. It keeps on escalating in its ludicrousness. Just when you think they cannot possibly get any more outlandish, they pull out Kate Guevara, the revolutionary! It’s comedic at this point, like some bizarre satire, one long joke straight out of the pages of The Onion. Long may they continue to outdo themselves with these hilarious puff pieces. They are excellent for a laugh and expose just how deeply in bed they are with the British press. The more they big themselves up to unsustainable heights, the harder they will fall. I’m not mad at this.

      • Tulip says:

        Exactly this!

        Also “Tony Allen Mills, who clearly hates women and is doing heavy drugs” ….. Kaiser you have me snorting my tea.

      • FancyHat says:

        I saw that artwork over the weekend and thought it was a Twitter meme. I had no idea it was part of an article in the media. It’s embarrassing for them and hysterical for me

      • Erin says:

        Bless you for this take…I just don’t understand what’s going on in the UK. In any other country using Che Guevara imagery for a Kate Middleton type would be absolutely ROASTED and called out, but here we are along with Piers Morgan being allowed to continue to run amok.

    • Victoria says:

      I am super offended by that picture as a partially Afro-Cubana and African American woman. What the fuck kind of revolutionary shit has Kate been doing?

      Like we have women all over the world from every culture who were truly revolutionary and made their mark by changing history. There is nothing that she has done that hasn’t been done before, including being a doormat for 10 years. And I was actually a Kate fan and saw nothing wrong with it as long as she liked it.

      She didn’t even social climb in a revolutionary way.

      • PEARL GREY says:

        @VICTORIA

        The royals and the British media will dig each other’s graves. They continue to alienate and offend scores of people across the globe by showing no emotional intelligence or sensitivity in how they use others to shamelessly grasp for PR points. There is no depth they won’t sink to, even dead women aren’t off-limits. People are taking notice as they stage more outrageous stunts like this latest attempt. To liken this lazy and emotionally devoid woman who couldn’t even complete a rowing challenge for charity to a revolutionary and using Che Guevara’s image is provocative and yet another example of how the British royals, particularly Kate, assume the bodies, personalities and achievements of other people, especially people of colour, and latch on to them like parasitic hosts for their own benefit. They know they can’t measure up, so they snatch what they can get from those who do. They are the real life version of ‘Get Out’. I hope Cubans air their thoughts on social media about how a part of their nation’s history is being cheaply exploited like this, because apparently the Cambridges don’t feel like they’ve been dragged enough this month.

      • Cessily says:

        @pearlgrey @victoria they maybe a British Royal institution but how long will the county pay for a family no one outside of Britain care to see? When the Royal tours draw less and less support? Will the support dry up when the patronages do? Since sheltering a man wanted for questioning re child abuse, trafficking and child sexual assault is not enough to outrage the country what will?

      • PEARL GREY says:

        @CESSILY

        That’s what centuries of elitism and white supremacy affords them – protection from facing justice and public outrage while claiming that it’s Meghan and Harry’s exit that is the “worst crisis since the abdication”. I often wonder myself what it will take to finally bury the Windsor dynasty, but crimes against women and girls already aren’t taken seriously enough and the Andrews of the world have not only their white male privilege to shelter them but a whole insidious network of sexual predators in the press and government who are willing to scratch his back to cover their own. Meghan coming along was a blessing for them all, hence why their efforts to smear her and make her the focus of public scrutiny has been so alarmingly aggressive. Who knows when their downfall will be. Their whole lives are just one big exercise in PR.

  2. Silver Charm says:

    Isn’t there a crisis communications team coming on board soon? You’d think putting a stop to these transparent and desperate stories would at least be a condition of accepting the position.

    • Cecilia says:

      I think the crisis team is coming on to establish new media relationship between the cambs and the media. Because the former bargain (selling out meghan for favorable coverage) isn’t sustainable anymore.

      • Pétulia says:

        Who are they going to throw under the bus. The media won’t want anything else. Abusing Meghan became a national sport and makes them tons of money, they won’t let that go.

      • Cecilia says:

        @petulia. I know that but their sources are drying up. Which is why they are recycling old stories and trying to make them into exclusives. Meghan and harry are free to pursue legal action if the press goes to far and the press has no sources in SoCal. They know absolutely nothing of meghan and harry’s new lives. Which is why the old bargain doesn’t work anymore and they are going to have to establish new media relationship, to keep the media satisfied. Harry didn’t lie when he said his father and brother are stuck. My guess: they are going to sell out the kids.

      • Pétulia says:

        @Cecilia How much can they milk the kids aside from big occasions ? There is literally no one else they can offer. It’ll be interesting to watch anyway, they established themselves as deeply conservative. I’m curious to see how the earshot project will be received by his new base.

      • Mac says:

        The tabs could go after the BRF for burying their heads in the sand about the disgusting fact that Andrew is a pedophile rapist. That’s an actual real scandal.

      • Pétulia says:

        @Cecilia That’s what I meant by new base. It used to be more diverse before especially after the wedding now it is just hardcore royalists/conservative

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      You can only advise a client but it’s up to them to listen. When you have a thick, arrogant, and sheltered client surrounded by sycophantic yes men then you’ve got your work cut out for you. The best you can is cleaning up after every disaster. The RF really do need a super experienced clean up crew.

      • Cecilia says:

        It will be interesting to see where this new crisis pr will go. Like i said i don’t think that selling out the sussexes is going to be sustainable. And if KP is dumb enough to go that route, Harry will unleash on them. And i think h&m have enough dirt on the royals to bury the monarchy once and for all.

        If they decide that the press must stop talking about h&m, the press will unleash on them. Williams affair won’t be a secret for long anymore.

        Lmao they are between a rock and a hard place unless they decide to give full access to the kids.

      • Cecilia says:

        @petulia. What new base? Lol the right wing older conservative royalist think its nonsense and that this is “going woke”. And william barely has any reach with the younger, more liberal population. Their hardcore base is going to like it whatever. But environment really isn’t as safe of a topic as william thinks it is.

      • JT says:

        The kids don’t get as much as they used to. Interestingly enough, they’ve kind of saturated the market with their only PR play. They use G, C, and L too much so it doesn’t have the same shine. The video of kids promoting Attenborough’s doc barely made a splash and it certainly didn’t overtake Meghan reading to Archie. Hell, even Archie saying happy new year got more attention.

    • Snuffles says:

      It will take a miracle to put this ship right. There are too many scandals, egos and conflicting priorities to deal with. And NO ONE in that family are on the same page.

      If you think about it, it’s a tale as old as time with a few modern twists. Royals have been stabbing each other in the back and fighting over power for centuries.

      Now that the lightening rod (Meghan) and the scapegoat (Harry) have left the building, they will eventually turn on each other completely and ensure their mutual destruction.

      • Hell Nah! says:

        @Snuffles: From your mouth to God’s ear.

        It’s past time for this crusty, vile institution to disintegrate into the ashpile of history.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Hell Nah, I second that!! I can’t wait for them to start turning on each other. Hell, they threw Anne under the bus last week! Who’s next? Hopefully Baldimort!!

  3. Elizabeth Regina says:

    It was Kate’s turn to be humiliated this weekend. I suspect there is a lot of panicking going on at KP. Their strategies are divergent, contradictory uncoordinated and not based on anything of substance. All this just because Meghan’s latte investment brand got some good press. Time to wheel out the kids again.

  4. Lauren says:

    “She showed up at Clapham quietly with absolutely no fanfare. I just thought it spoke volumes.” She showed up at Clampham maskless during a pandemic, with a videographer, with security after checking in with MET police. I just think it speaks volumes on the lengths that Keen Guevara is willing to go to make everything about her.

    • Merricat says:

      Yes, every bit of this.

    • PEARL GREY says:

      “With absolutely no fanfare…”

      Except for the camera crew, masklessness, front page headlines, palace statement and leaking that she wrote a letter to the family, yeah, no fanfare at all!

      Besides, aren’t these paid sycophants contradicting themselves (yet again)? If it was without fanfare, then how can Kate be an activist revolutionary? Isn’t part of activism to be visible and call attention to your causes to increase awareness? Why invoke Che Guevara at all? They couldn’t maintain consistency with their narrative on Kate to save their lives, but that’s what happens when the subject is a fraudulent, empty shell whose greatest and only value is to be a blank canvas to be projected onto.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      And now, her disgusting behavior has forced the family of a murder victim to relive all of this every time Kate the Great insists on reminding us about it. A doubly gross showing by the Middleton PR Team

    • Lorelei says:

      It’s beyond gross — Sarah is barely even mentioned, the stories are all about Kate. So offensive to her poor family who are already living in hell.

    • Talia says:

      And when it was pointed out that the police said this was an illegal gathering and everyone there was breaking the law and could be prosecuted, a senior police officer (Cressida Dick) said that Kate being there was legal because she was working.

  5. Who ARE these people? says:

    It’s offensive, period, and if I were a British woman especially young and in London, I’d would be increasingly angry with every promotional skew.

  6. My3cents says:

    I really hope the British public can see through these fake PR fluff pieces.
    It’s like their strategy is if we say something enough times it becomes true?

    • Chartreuse says:

      Unfortunately no, they don’t. I don’t know anyone who calls Kate out but lots who bag Meghan. Ugh. People are that stupid.

      • Merricat says:

        There is some definite cognitive dissonance going on. Waity is trying to keep her senior citizen appeal while making an empty gesture toward young people. Lol. Today’s young people aren’t that naive.

  7. Xantha says:

    Out of everything she has done as a royal, this constant exploitation of a murder victim is by far the worst. I underestimated just how far she is willing to use women to make herself look good. I thought she would draw the line at murder victims.

    And a woman who has never cared about anything past her own nose should never be seen as a revolutionary. The absolute nerve of her PR team.

    • Merricat says:

      It is so cold and calculated, it is likely a Carole Middleton narrative. It is absolutely offensive on every level.

      • Hell Nah! says:

        The audacity of attempting to fashion Keen Kate Middleton as an activist revolutionary is beyond the Great Beyond.

        The artwork of Kate as the modern, feminist version Che Guevara is rib-busting laughable at best and offensive and vomit-inducing at its worst.

        At this point, I can only take comfort in their self-reveal at how desperate they are feeling to alter the tsunami of outrage she got from this disgusting PR stunt.

    • Myra says:

      I don’t know. Didn’t she once allegedly responded with “that’s interesting” after hearing a child recount a horrific story of abuse? She also broke into a wide grin after visiting a children hospice/palliative care. There’s a pattern of insensitivity there.

    • February-Pisces says:

      It really bothers me that whilst women were beaten by the police at the vigil, Kate swoops in an steals all the praise of being an ‘activist’. She didn’t ‘show solidarity’ with other women, she left them to get beaten and arrested. Once again she is benefiting from the suffering of other women.

      • A says:

        Not only that, she was protected by the police that beat and arrested those women. Kate got the green light to visit the vigil FROM the police, who okayed the visit because she was the FFQ. Even in her solidarity attempt, she exploited the privilege afforded to her that others don’t get. Where is the solidarity in that?

      • nic919 says:

        Kate is the embodiement of the establishment. It is part of the authoritarian handbook to pretend she is anything but part of the elites who live off the backs of the common people. It is grotesque that she used a dead woman’s vigil to glorify herself. She should be forever condemend for literally using a body for that reason.

  8. Va Va Kaboom says:

    …I’m not convinced the article isn’t a poorly executed attempt at criticizing her stunt ffqueening.

    • Oh_Hey says:

      Honestly same – how has this not gone the way of “Katherine the Great” already. This article reads as absolutely bonkers and I just don’t understand how some could think this was a good idea.

    • Greywacke says:

      This article is fifty ways of shading Kate.

  9. TabithaD says:

    Extraordinary. I mean, that article is so offensive and off-point you’d almost think the writer is taking the piss.
    KP’s clueless PR “machine” is just flailing about trying to find an angle that will stick. It’s embarrassing.

    • Cecilia says:

      Unfortunately it seems like brits don’t see this as failing and it actually seems to he working

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        I disagree. It’s not working across the board at all. To Daily fail readers who already hate the Sussexes, it makes no difference. But to most of the public who don’t care one jot about the royals and most importantly to the rest of the world, the RF look really, really bad.

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        Look on the bright side: they also didnt see how brexit could be a failure (or at least, the loud bleatings tht brexit means britain get to be great again and not held bk by the eu, drowned out the voices of reason.)

        So the slow-motion train wreck of this last incarnation of the brf will soon be visible even to tose tht refuse to see. The rest of us need only live long enough to set it all unfold so we can point and laugh.

      • luna says:

        Well, did people think Diana was pushing for PR when she did gestures like this? Most people have no idea, or care about the PR machinery.

        I think PR-wise they are doing the only thing they can, which is pushing Kate, the least controversial member, to the front and making her look like sort of an activist so that they can counter the negative image created by the Sussex interview. All William is talking about is Kate too. How she was trashed by Meghan in the interview, which was not the case at all.

        It’s going to be splendid to watch their PR collapsing. It’s bound to collapse because these people can never get over themselves and their perceived importance. All their moves are directed by media, and their conservative trash base, which will be the end of them. Will be fun to watch.

      • Merricat says:

        This is deeply offensive to anyone under the age of 60, and anyone with a grasp of basic PR would know that. Also, there were no “gestures” with Diana. There was work.

    • Becks1 says:

      I havent even read the full article, just these excerpts, because I found the headline and picture so offensive. No, Kate is not a revolutionary. full stop.

  10. Snuffles says:

    It’s like watching a slow motion car crash.

  11. aquarius64 says:

    The fact they deployed the usual RR suspects to do clean up shows KP messed up in exploiting a murdered woman. They are still trying to fix Kate is a mean girl image.

  12. Amy Bee says:

    I know Meghan was trying to be nice but there’s no way that Kate was an innocent bystander in the smear campaign. A lot was left unsaid in the interview with Oprah and it wouldn’t surprise me if Kate was bullying Meghan behind the scenes.

    • Commonwealthy says:

      The polo event where Kate and Meghan and their kids and husbands barely interacted is probably as telling as the relationship between them as Commonwealth Day 2021. Something’s been quite wrong between these four for a long while (since the royal foundation forum in 2018 if you ask me)

      • Cecilia says:

        I actually think harry hasn’t been as close to his brother as early as 2015 tbh. And i think meghan had the misfortune of coming into the fold when their relationship was fraught. Then combine that with an ugly sense of jealousy and the needs to keep other matters a secret, she became the sacrificial lamb.

        And indeed there is no way kate was an innocent bystander. I simply do not buy the whole innocent, shy, meek woman thing she’s going for.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @commonwealthy: Yeah, I agree with with you. There were also two other stories that Kate gave Meghan a scolding because of the way she spoke to staff at KP and at Amner Hall. I’m starting to think that the opposite probably happened or that Kate didn’t like that Meghan was friendly to staff and scolded her for that.

      • Ginger says:

        Amy Bee, I agree. There were stories of Meghan hugging the staff and I think she threw an ice cream party for a staff member. I definitely think it was Kate being the bully. I have heard stories of her being awful to staff when she was just a girlfriend.

        With the British press the opposite is true.

      • booboocita says:

        @Cecilia — is there any such thing as a “shy, meek woman” activist? The activists I know throw hands and elbows. She’s insufficiently vociferous to be a true activist, and she’s insufficiently subdued and retiring to come off as truly meek and shy. Pick a lane and stick to it, Keen Kween.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I have it on VERY good authority that Kate (aided and abetted by her mother and sister was and is a mean girl. Meghan coming into the family put her nose out of joint. Kate has form for being mean to Harry’s previous girlfriends, and the York girls in particular. She could not mess with Zara who gave her what for.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Indeed – her mean girling/bullying of other women was well documented in the press before the engagement. When we get older we get the face the represents who we are inside – hence she is turning into Cruella Deville and no amount of botox and fillers will hide it.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        This does not surprise me in the least. You never hear about Kate having any women friends. You never see photos of her out shopping or eating lunch with her friends. She does not appear to have befriended any of her kids’ friends’ mothers either.

      • Betsy says:

        I have no reason to suspect this, and I definitely think William is behind the worst of the leaks, but I TOTALLY agree with your assessment that Meghan joining the family “put Kate’s nose out of joint.” She loved being the sole center of attention and not having to do anything for it. Here comes Meghan, much more photogenic, with the kind of figure that Kate has dieted her way toward and she just keep producing tangibles. Plus I think Kate really felt like she had Harry on the line, too.

      • Nic919 says:

        From the outset we saw that Kate was a bitch to Meghan. It’s obvious the story about not giving Meghan a ride to the store was true because Kate was intimidated by Meghan from day one. Meghan was prettier than Kate so she couldn’t best her the same way she did Chelsy and Meghan had a real acting career, so she couldn’t try to say she was a flake like Cressida. Meghan is better than Kate in every way and seeing as they are the same age, it was obvious from day one that Meghan was going to outshine Kate by a mile.
        Even the Wimbledon visits were Kate trying to act like an alpha but since Meghan wasn’t bothered, Kate didn’t know how to intimidate her.

      • Eve says:

        @ELIZABETH REGINA, what happened with Zara?

      • nic919 says:

        Zara is older than Kate and being close in age to William she could not be bullied as Kate was able to do with the York girls, who are at least 6 years younger than Kate. So all the stories of Kate and Pippa being mean to them while they were in their 20s means that the York girls were in their mid to late teens.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think Meghan was trying to be nice because of the key sentence she said during that segment – that Kate was “going through some things” (or whatever her exact sentence was.) My guess is that Meghan is being overly nice towards Kate for two reasons:

      1) Meghan is probably trying to give her the benefit of the doubt because Meghan is that kind of person and by now she obviously has an idea of what the institution can do to a person (and without knowing Kate before her marriage, she has no idea of whether she was a mean girl prior to marriage etc)

      but (and most importantly)

      2) I think it goes back to what we have been saying here for ages now – there is something very wrong in the Cambridge marriage, Kate is not healthy, etc – Meghan probably saw that and she is not the type of person to kick someone when they’re down. She said Kate was a good person because she very deliberately did not want the focus of that segment to be on Kate’s behavior, but on how KP and the press reacted to that story.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        There is a third possibility: Meghan understands that if she truly calls out all of Kate’s BS, it will inevitably result in hundreds of new smears against Meghan – not Kate. The tabs will paint it as “Kate tried to be nice, but Meghan hated her on sight” and “Meghan was the real reason the brothers fell out – she hated Kate from the start.” So it is way smarter for Meghan to frame the story as Kate having a hard time and apologizing for her rude behaviour. Virtually any other option would give the British media the ability to accuse Meghan of being just another angry black woman who does not fit in.

      • Nic919 says:

        I do think that Meghan knew about William’s cheating and attributed Kate’s mean girl behaviour as a function of dealing with that. So saying she was a good person was hinting at William being pretty atrocious to deal with. I also think that Meghan knew she couldn’t just bash Kate even if it was justified and true. And she did manage to cause a stir just by stating that Kate made her cry and to date no one has really tried to say that Meghan’s words were false. Instead they went to defending why Kate didn’t retract the false story, which is a very big admission of Kate’s malicious actions. And outside of the commonwealth service bitchface, Kate hasn’t ever been called out for patently negative behaviour as she has been with this fake crying story. And saying this to Oprah to a global audience put a large black mark on Kate’s character that will never be removed. The people who don’t care about royals now see Kate for the mean girl that she is. Way more damage was done to Kate’s image than they realize.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Bearcatlawyer and Nic919 – agree with you both, I think that Meghan absolutely knew that she could not say anything else about Kate, whatever she may actually think about her. Correcting a story that has been bandied about for two years got her enough pushback from the stans and press – and besides, Kate wasn’t the focus of Meghan’s interview. I think that Meghan and Kate may have some issues, but that wasn’t why Meghan wanted to sit down with Oprah so she was very careful to pivot to talking about what the institution allowed, how she was prevented from speaking out, etc.

      • L84Tea says:

        @Becks1, one thing I most definitely picked up on from the interview was that Meghan pities Kate. And I don’t mean in a snotty, condescending kind of way. I think Meghan legit sees that Kate is miserable and in a miserable marriage.

      • A says:

        I think what’s much more likely is that, Meghan simply didn’t get to know Kate enough to form an opinion on her. The most they ever interacted was during the run up to their wedding, and that was it. Everything else was very surface level and not very deep, so Meghan never got to know Kate well enough to decide if she is good or bad. So if she said, “I think she’s a good person,” it’s just likely that Meghan said that bc she didn’t want to say something bad about someone she didn’t know that well to begin with.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Meghan made it clear 1) Kate allowed the lies to stand and 2) the Wimbledon event wasn’t how it looked. Clear to me she knows Kate and her family were a big part of the attacks against her, but wasn’t going to fuel that fire in the interview.

  13. Kalana says:

    Duchess Melania, the true revolutionary.

  14. Pétulia says:

    I actually think it’s the press acting on their own. It seems KP and the press want different things about Kate. KP want her to be seen as cool as Meghan through her clothes and the way she portray herself on social media via KP Instagram. And the press actually want her to have the personality of Meghan.

    • Ginger says:

      The press desperately want Kate to be like Meghan. But since she never will, they will try and hype this boring, mean and vain women. This is what they have. They bullied the best and most beloved royals out. Oh well.

      • Abena Asantewaa says:

        It’s interesting, Meghan gets criticised for being an acitivist, and she is reminded that, it’s against protocol for a royal to be an activist . It seems Meghan can’t be Meghan, but the media wants Kate to be like Meghan. A quiet activist is an oxymoron.

      • booboocita says:

        @Abena Asantewaa — To me, this is just another example of a White woman appropriating a Black woman’s cool and trying to pass it off as her own. Meghan the activist is trashed, but Kate the “activist” is celebrated. Meghan the pants-and-small-restrained-jewelry wearer is breaking protocol, but Kate in pantsuits and tiny jewels is a trendsetter. This is just Jimmy Fallon inviting a White social media “star” on to his show and having her demo (badly) dances choreographed by Black women and men all over again.

    • VS says:

      indeed, someone said it beautifully on twitter and I fully agree with the lady who wrote it

      “#KateMiddleton is ordinary. There is nothing wrong with that. Not everyone can or wants to be extraordinary. She does not have the charisma or the drive for making real change like #MeghanMarkle. The #britishroyalfamily and the tabloid press need to accept this.”

      There is nothing wrong with the way Kate is….why was there a need to destroy Meghan just so Kate can be bestowed with Meghan’s traits as well as blatantly copy Meghan’s style?

      • Betsy says:

        That’s 100% the truth. I think early, early on (not recently. Don’t bark!) I could see why Kate felt threatened. Some people just aren’t stellar and that’s totally okay. The Queen isn’t particularly stellar (though she’s attained a state something like it through being monarch for almost 70 years), but she does it.

        William and Kate wanted Harry and Meghan GONE.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate was always white mediocrity personified. And originally it was part of the appeal she had to the media. They didn’t want another charismatic Diana. They wanted an empty doormat. And that’s what Kate is. Well except for the mean girl streak where she attacks women she is intimidated by, like Meghan.

      • Lizzie says:

        THe palace likes that kate is ordinary and they can portray her as they wish. Kate is exctatic she is getting good press while being ordinary AND lazy – for a decade.

  15. Cecilia says:

    If there was any doubt before, its certain now. The royals and their accompanying fanbase live in a bubble. If kate was half the activist they claim she is in this article, she would condemn the police for how they handled the vigil after she left. But has she uttered a word of sympathy for those women? No.

    Also, peep them making excuses for the Cambs laziness. “Go large on a smaller number of causes” my ass.

    • Jay says:

      I laughed out loud at that and the rushed caveat “I think she’ll be wise enough to stick to issues quite specific to her personality and knowledge.” So… she’ll be doing the same thing she’s always done, but expect more fanfare!

      • Cecilia says:

        Which means she’ll be doing absolutely nothing. A part from hold still, the small number of projects she rolled out was absolutely nothing of substance. I still don’t know what those log benches were about, what they were suppose to accomplish or what happened to them. And those 5 big questions was one big open door.

      • My3cents says:

        Stick to causes she knows and is interested in?
        So I guess we’ll soon have Kate Patron of Shopping &Botox?

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate didn’t do anything for Hold Still except put her name to it and do one filmed video. She will get credit for everything, but as we have seen with everything else, she never puts any effort in anything that resembles work.

      • A says:

        I wanna do a count of all the different ways they essentially manage to say the same thing. How many years have we heard some variation of this same thing? That Kate is just SO KEEN to figure out what she wants to focus on for her charity work as a royal?

        I’d argue that the creativity on display here is emblematic of an Eton educated Oxbridge graduate. But then I remembered how much they overuse the word “keen” over at KP, and I realized that any education where you pour thousands of pounds to never be taught how to use a thesaurus can’t be much of an education at all.

      • booboocita says:

        @A — I’ve been teaching and working in higher ed for my entire career, almost 30 years. It’s been many, MANY years since I’ve been automatically impressed by “Stanford,” “Harvard,” or “Yale” on someone’s sheepskin. Marquee degrees are a dime a dozen, and these days, all it tells me is that your parents are sufficiently affluent to pay for prestigious schooling. Granted, if you really try, you can get a stellar education at any of those fine institutions. But you have to put in the effort. And it’s been my observation that too many people pretty much figure that once they get through the gates, all real effort can cease.

        I’ve been on a great many academic search and hiring committees. I’ve developed a simple formula for determining the likelihood of an Ivy League graduate’s success on the job. If they talk about their accomplishments during the interview — publications, awards, committee memberships and chairs, innovative programs and/or outreach — and never mention their degrees unless they’re asked directly, I know they’ll be good hires. If they’re fresh out of school but they talk about things they’ve done or things they want/hope to do, they’ll be good hires. If they mention “Harvard” within two minutes of the beginning of the interview, I know they’re probably not worth the money it would cost for relocation. If they say it with a smug smile, they ain’t sh*t.

        Almost all of the palace staffers come from a small list of select schools: Eton, Harrow, Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics. And given their general laziness and incompetence, I’m thinking graduation from those schools was the last interesting or laudable thing they ever did in their miserable lives.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      William said that a couple of years ago, laying the pathway for the two of them to continue on their lazy path: they will do MANY fewer charities/projects, but “more in depth”. HA! Like these two have done ANY projects alone to completion, ever! All they do is tack their name on others’ hard work at the end of the work.

      They are so stupid, they think we’’d actually BELIEVE they are WORKING HARD peeps!!! Get the sweat rag to dab their royal foreheads!!

  16. Jay says:

    I don’t know if Kate’s fan base is going to be down with this “revolutionary” cosplay, the thing they seem to value the most about her is following precedent and never putting a foot wrong. She wouldn’t even wear black to support #me too at the Baftas, and theme dressing is literally her thing.

    The photoshop of her as Che is unintentionally hilarious though.

    • Cecilia says:

      Kate’s fanbase will praise her for anything. If it’s walking 2 steps behind her husband, never saying a word and going along with what everybody else wants they praise her for never putting a foot wrong and following “protocol”. If she decides to all of a sudden start criticizing boris johnson, condemning racism and “going woke” they’ll praise her for being such a trailblazer. Its sickening.

      • Commonwealthy says:

        Truth. I read one post that essentially argued “why is it bad that she waited so long to marry William and doesn’t work much so she can be with her kids? I admire her for putting her desire to simply be a wife and mother first, anyone wanting her to work more is anti-feminist because they’re not respecting her choices. Kate’s refusal to work more is really admirable.” But… being a senior royal is a job that she signed up for? She’s not married to a city banker for heaven’s sake, she’s on welfare.

      • JT says:

        I don’t think Kate has a real fan base, or is she does, it is just very small. Engagement for the KP Twitter and Instagram are really low considering their followers, and they get no support on any of their projects. Half of the responses from fans are the same talking points from the Fail and we know they buy bots. And even still, they can barely get any coverage on the DM; they can barley crack a thousand comments on most of the stories about them.

        In contrast, if Meghan had made a coffee table book like Hold Still, it would’ve been sold out by now. The Sussex squad is well on its way to meeting their goals for the charity funds raiser they’ve been doing for Archie and Lil’ Montecito. This is the third or fourth fundraiser H&M supporters have done and they were all successful. H&M have real fans.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate doesn’t have a fan base so much as people who hate Meghan. Before Meghan there were “people who followed the royals” but outside of liking Kate’s outfits, no one cared that much about Kate specifically. It only became a thing in relation to Kate being the opposite of Meghan and the traditionalists not liking an assertive biracial American.
        It always becomes obvious that she doesn’t have fans because no one starts up charity things for her failing charities. Meanwhile the Sussex squad has organized events to raise money for identified charities.

      • VS says:

        @JT — exactly! W&K don’t really have fans; if they did, there will be more enthusiasm about their projects; yes they have the conservative/royalists but those are mostly people hating H&M or racist people…..thr #SussexSquad is able to raise thousand and thousand of dollars to support H&M like they did for CAMFED, like the did for Archie Baby Shower and are doing again now

        Anytime H&M are mentioned, you see supporters as well as haters flooding the article; why not the same engagement for H&M?

        The kids used to work to get engagement, yet any tiny tiny appearance of Archie will generate so much more interest than the 3 Cambridge kids combined….that’s a fact!

        People keep talking about fans; if these 2 were able to garnered any genuine enthusiasm, there would be no need to smear H&M

      • Greywacke says:

        If she actually had real fans in significant numbers, they would not need to resort to these desperate attempts to make her “Kate the Great.” These embiggening articles must smell like old sour milk for young women. They don’t reflect their reality in any way, shape or form.

      • Ginger says:

        Kate “fans”‘are just Meghan haters. Kate really doesn’t have that many ACTUAL fans. These “fans” will excuse anything and everything Kate does because she isn’t Meghan.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate did have a fan base for the first few years. People who thought it was good William married outside of the aristocracy. They called themselves the Mini Midds and ruthlessly attacked anyone who criticized Kate. They even celebrated the miscarriage of a Kate critic on tumblr.

        After a few years, many of them fell off because they saw Kate for what she really is. The die-hards ended up being more Harry fans who ‘liked’ Kate because they wanted to be her sister-in-law.

        The majority of Kate stans now are racist Meghan haters who use Kate as an excuse.

    • ABritGuest says:

      I saw some of Kate’s fans upset about the link with Che. Idea of Kate being an activist probably won’t go down well with the royalist crowd who always praise her for her ‘quiet dignity’ compared to ‘loudmouth Meghan’.

      I imagine most ardent royalists are older, but royals also need to appeal to a younger section of society who are more likely to be indifferent to the monarchy& who have been out there protesting about BLM, police violence etc. As Robert Lacey said, the monarchy may need to be seen as more ‘woke’ at some point- this far right swing in British politics won’t last forever.

      on SM people were laughing at the headline& image and saying that the firm’s PR needs to take a rest post Oprah. Also typical double standards as before Meghan married in the Spectator-a right wing mag made a similar image of her and called her a Marxist. But of course for the white duchess being like Che is a positive in the right wing Times.

      I’m not sure if the media saw William going viral with the sexiest bald man thing & this image and headline was an attempt to deliberately lampoon her (the writer of the article claims he isn’t a monarchist) for clicks. Or if this is a genuine attempt for Kate to tap into some of Meghan’s appeal (could be why Meghan is referenced constantly in the piece& they literally say forget about Harry& Meghan). Perhaps the firm is also seeing that the usual fawning tradwife headlines only appeal to the monarchists & this is a way to get Kate more attention.

      Either way shows the vigil attendance really was PR.

      • Cecilia says:

        @commonwealthy. Exactly! She’s not married to a city banker or just any upper class snob for that matter. She can’t be a housewife. She simply doesn’t have that option. She married the future king of england and like royalist like to remind us, that comes with service. So she should get of her ass and start serving.

        @abritguest. I saw that too but the fan was more upset about the image because of who che gueverra was than because they called kate an activist. I think KP is fully aware of the generation problem and they’ve been trying to make kate into meghan 2.0 for a while now. Except, its not sticking with the audience that pr is meant for. And it doesn’t help that H&M have people like james cordon on speed dial, while KP has the daily mail.

      • Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

        Sophie and Edward work their schedules around their kids, they take them on school runs etc., but still manage to keep a full load of engagements. It can be done but William & Kate have no interest in making any real impact. In many ways, Harry is more like Prince Charles in the fact that he’s initiated real sustainable projects such as Endeavor, Sentebale and the Invictus Games and his work with Walking with the Wounded expeditions.

      • Sid says:

        ABG, I am convinced it is your second though and the press was trying to lampoon her for clicks. Now that they’ve seen how eager global SM is to drag the Cambridges right now, I will not be surprised if we see more of these tongue-in-cheek type articles going forward. At the end of the day it’s all about getting clicks, and the BM still has enough leverage over the BRF such that the BRF can’t even threaten to cut off access over this sort of mockery.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      If they’re anything like the righty wing in US, they’ll love it. The Republicans try to claim they’re civil rights heroes while they steal voting rights and their base fawns, because while they will attack the real heroes, they love a plastic hero.

  17. Haylie says:

    Kate really is a terrible person.

  18. equality says:

    So where is that passion for child development? What has been done with that project past asking questions and telling people answers that have already been researched time and again? The same with this stunt. What did it accomplish? It didn’t bring attention to the issue of the murder or lead to any proposals for solutions to make things better for those who walk without security.

  19. Maliksmama says:

    Where is BP and CH in all of this? KP has run amok and no one is telling them to chill? Willie and Katie are leading a runaway train and they’re either going to take themselves or the entire BRF out with them.

    Is there no one in that family willing to stand up for that family? Anne and the Wessex folk have no way of reaching out and telling them to pull back? Zara and and Peter haven’t reached out and tapped them on the shoulders? What about Beatrice and Eugenie?

    • Kalana says:

      The two leaders of that family are too busy posing in front of Frogmore House. ::hint hint wink wink::

    • Snuffles says:

      🤷🏽‍♀️ All I can say is that post Oprah interview, it’s KP that has gone off the rails trying to desperately prove Harry and Meghan wrong. I mean, Clarence House registered their discontent but quickly decided to shut it and get on with their work.

      But KP seems to be having a collective mental breakdown, doubling, tripling and quadrupling down on their propaganda despite almost every move blowing up in their faces. It’s a sight to behold.

      • Becks1 says:

        Clarence House actually read the room. Charles did react to the interview, and then they stopped talking about it – not sure of the exact reason, but my guess is that someone said to them that the more they kept talking about it and harping on it, the more people would watch the clips over and over again. (kind of like the crown. they just should have shut up about it.) KP/Cambridges keep giving the interview oxygen, so to speak. Yes, the interview was a big freaking deal and its going to be talked about for years to come in royal circles, but the reason why, a month later, we are still talking about it as MUCH as we are is because KP cant keep its mouth shut. Just stop. Do some real work, back off of racism and mental health for a while, and stop yapping to the press about how amazing you are.

      • Merricat says:

        +1

      • Persephone says:

        I noticed that too. CH is mostly silent. KP has gone crazy.

    • Carrie says:

      Funny you should pose that question. Maliksmama. I have just responded to a tweet from Charles Spencer. ( I follow him. He had tweeted about some ancestor or the other). I asked him amongst all his tweets whether he had time to issue a statement of support for his nephew and wife who were being so harassed by the media as per the promise he had made in his Eulogy at Diana’s funeral.
      He had spoken about Diana being hunted by the media and had made this promise: “She would want us today to pledge ourselves to protecting her beloved boys William & Harry from a similar fate, and I do here , on behalf of you Diana. We will not allow them to suffer the anguish that used regularly to drive you to tearful despair”.
      We know the Windsors are shite. It seems the Spencer’s are not much better. So much for the promise in the Eulogy.

      • Commonwealthy says:

        Nice one Carrie. Wonder if he’ll respond. To be fair-ish to him, when he made that promise I don’t think he expected to defend the boys against each other (let’s be honest – defend Harry against William). Plus, I think Charles Spencer in recent years has made peace with the palace and for his business and family interests will pick William over Harry if it came to that. He’s a peer invested in the status quo, he has other kids to set up and/or marry off well. He lives in the UK where majority of his interests, not California where his promise to his sister is calling to him. He’s probably being predictably calculating, pragmatic and cowardly about it all.

      • MsIam says:

        When William allegedly went Charles Spencer to help him convince Harry to break it off with Meghan, there was no evidence that Charles told him to buzz off. So I’m sure Spencer’s views align more with the royal snobs than elsewhere. So I’m sure Harry is not expecting any support coming from him. In fact, Harry might have told Spencer to f–k off and leave him alone.

      • Lowrider says:

        Charles Spencer is a fraud too. He didn’t help Diana when she need it most, you think he’s going to help her son?

      • Ginger says:

        Harry doesn’t even get along with Charles Spencer. He wasn’t invited to the evening reception but his ex wife was.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Charles Spencer is only in it for himself, and as written, he denied Diana a home at Althorp. He spent 20 years profiteering off Diana’s personal belongings before they reverted to William and Harry. Harry does not like him At All.

    • Nic919 says:

      I think BP and CH are staying silent because they want William and Kate to damage themselves. Charles in particular doesn’t mind the black marks and the mockery of William and Kate because he endured his own mockery for years. And all the mockery is self induced so Charles doesn’t even need to lift a finger.

  20. JT says:

    Why does she look like she just joined the Chinese Communist Party? And Meghan is the one with China ties? First Cain with his dictator cosplay and now Buttons? That cover image is awful and continuing to exploit Sarah Everand is so f*cking gross.

    • Lemons says:

      I would like to see that cover and this new image of Kate side-by-side in a new article asking WTF is going on in the UK that this is par for the course?

      And make no mistake, they are all very aware of the authoritarian imagery they are pushing with these two.

      • JT says:

        Someone needs to do a deep dive on the KP PR strategy because this sh*t is just the worst. I wouldn’t be surprised if the crisis team coming in May, doesn’t even show up. Who the hell would want to advise people who think dictator cosplay is a good angle?

    • Nic919 says:

      Someone on Twitter pulled up a 2018 article with an image of Meghan having the Che Guevara hat on and titled “Meghan the Marxist”. That article wasn’t praising Meghan of course. The side by side with the Keen Guevara image is just another example of the double standards they apply to Meghan.

  21. Lemons says:

    The infantilized duchess, the English rose, becomes a revolutionary because she broke the law with the government’s permission, the praise of the tabloids, and the support of her fans. What is revolutionary about that?

  22. Digital Unicorn says:

    OMG, seriously! This is so offensive I literally do not have the words. Either Ma Mid paid the writer handsomely or they are trolling her.

    Even if you take the spade from them, they find another to keep digging.

  23. jaylee says:

    The Sunday Times pic of Kate has me giggling! Che Guevara with a maniacal smile & a $3,000 button covered coat. I can’t!!!

  24. Ariel says:

    Kate is so vapid and dull they can paint any personality and conviction on her that is convenient for the racist press and incompetent pr office. Maybe she is the perfect royal after all.

  25. Over it says:

    Never put a foot wrong you say penny? Hummmmm, is it just her ass cheeks she prefers to let do her wrong then? Maybe all these years of going for the top prize of bagging baldinham and putting up with all the affairs has finally made this entitled white B crack. She straight up crazy

  26. Maria says:

    I just…..wow. This is so cringeworthy and disgusting and humiliating to watch and laughable all at once.
    What is going on in Kensington Palace???

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I think since Jason ‘moved on’ Carole has been running the press team – stories like this have her claw marks all over it.

  27. equality says:

    This article is seriously being mocked on Twitter. There are questions about it being an April Fools joke, links to where Kate designed a log, posts saying she would find it too exhausting to be a revolutionary. I wonder if this makes it embarrassing for normal British people, like Trump was embarrassing for normal US citizens. The BM makes the entire country look not too bright.

    • Nic919 says:

      Keen Guevara is being rightful mocked by the people who don’t blindly praise the royals. After all this is a woman who couldn’t even wear black to support Times Up at the BAFTAs because “it was too political”. Nothing Kate has ever done in her life is revolutionary. Her entire existence was crafted to obtain power through the most traditional form for women and to the most patriarchal racist established institution there is. And she remains silent more than most other female royals. The gaslighting to pretend that Kate is anything other than a perpetrator of the white supremacist establishment remains astounding.

      • A says:

        Kate wound up wearing a dark green dress to that event, which the royal bootlickers breathlessly praised as a show of her support, bc “British suffragettes wore green for their cause!” [eyeroll]

      • nic919 says:

        Kate was a coward and wore dark green because wearing black would be seen as politicial by the right wing. Sexual assault should never be viewed as a political issue, but to Kate the revolutionary it is.

      • A says:

        @nic919, coward implies that she wanted to, but couldn’t find the courage to do so. I think she didn’t want to, never wanted to, and didn’t want to wear black because she didn’t care to support women or the movement. This is the same woman who claims to feel so much overwhelming empathy for a murder victim on the basis that she too, knows what it’s like to walk around London alone at night.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I doubt Kate even knew about TimesUp, much less cared how any other woman is treated.

  28. Gm says:

    I don’t think this incident per se( but it shows they tend to be short sighted and somewhat ham fisted) but overall the royal family is generally not doing a good job with Sussex exit, pandemic,modernization . They are considerably more expensive then the other European royalties ( IMO royals outdated anyway) . When news is happening, especially now I am old enough to have lived through major cycles, I think how will history judge the event. I don’t think the British royal family will be considered important but I do think it will be an example of the times and not a favorable one. They are outdated and not making any significant changes, riding on the goodwill towards a monarch in her 90’s. Charles is going to be in trouble, though Will is more popular by the time he ascends it may well be over or at least significantly changed and not by them.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      When it comes to tax money, the British monarchy is twice as expensive as the second-most expensive expensive of the European monarchies (the Dutch, which is quite expensive as well).

  29. Phoenix says:

    That PR stunt of Kate was disgusting and when Cressida outed her I thought that they will simply stay low about this. But no. They came up with a fluff piece, prizing her for being disgusting. Absolutley ugly and awful manipulation. It’s surreal.

  30. Steph says:

    This reads is unhinged and psychotic. And yes, the cover art made me want to punch someone in the face

  31. Mina_Esq says:

    I wondered what angle Kate’s companion piece [to William’s “sexiest bald man” article] would take, but I honestly never imagined something this dumb. It’s offensive on multiple levels.

  32. agnes says:

    So now she is praised for exploiting a murder victim.
    Great.

    And we all know, that this whole maskless stunt probably was the idea of an aide who thought, that this would be a great idea.
    Not to exonerate her, she went along with it. She saw a cheap and easy way and took it. She did not see how wrong it is. Because the one thing she lacks in heaps is compassion.

  33. Gm says:

    Kate has a difficult role, to do well but not outshine Will. I don’t think she is a natural at this so she did the bare minimum to avoid missteps. This has actually worked out pretty well for her until Meghan showed up full of energy, making her appear lazy. If this is going to be a publicity coup for her then she needs to follow up. I think her efforts come across as sporadic. One visit does not make her a hero, she will need to back it up with public meetings, public visits, otherwise it will be pointed out as a one and done. I think this is an issue with her and Will, they do less work ( none of them actually do much work) then the older royals. IMO smart of Harry and Meghan to leave before there is an inevitably there will be a public reckoning of why is there royalty the people pay for? Why can’t we get cush jobs like this?

    • Tessa says:

      I think she does the bare minimum because she is essentially lazy. She had no full time job in the run up to the engagement which took YEARS. All sorts of excuses were made for her because of her being without work. Then after the wedding more excuses: the Queen was “giving them time off” and time alone so they could experience something like the Queen’s Malta Years (never mind that the Queen did not spend that much time there and never slacked off work). and then Kate had to “research” her charities first. Kate IMO did not need Meghan around to make her look lazy. Not everybody bought the PR excuses for Kate not working.

      • nic919 says:

        Kate was 29 when she got engaged and never held a job for more than a few months. To most people that is lazy as fuck. Even socialites do more than that. There are no excuses for the laziness and the cover of motherhood is fading since her three kids will all be school aged shortly, and that’s ignoring the nannies, housekeeprs and outdoor staff for her multipple homes. She isnt going to change unless they force her to. But the gaslighitng to pretend she cares about anything outside of looking young and thin is crazy. She really doesn’t care, no matter what the brtiish media tries to say.

    • agnes says:

      She didn’t need Meghan to appear lazy.
      That’s the one thing she managed perfectly fine by herself, starting in the Waity Years.

    • notasugarhere says:

      That’s the constant excuse from the remaining Kate stans. She is so lazy, inept, and unprofessional because she doesn’t want to outshine William. BS is my nicest response. Nothing was stopping her from showing up prepared, with weighted hems, and learning how to give a coherent 2 line speech without notecards. William has been openly embarrassed by her unprofessionalism for years.

  34. boyd says:

    THERE JUST HAPPENED TO BE A TV CREW RIGHT THERE NEXT TO HER.

  35. lee says:

    Whatever her motives are for supporting this cause, its wrong to forget that a young woman is dead and was murdered at the hands of a policeman. Ignore the royal experts. This isn’t about team Meghan or team Kate. Its about a murdered young person and we shouldn’t lose sight of it. Anything that can bring justice to this case and this family should be applauded. At a time when this country is dealing with our own George Floyd case lets remember whats at stake and be better than this folks.

    • Merricat says:

      But Kate’s actions didn’t help bring justice to the case and the family. Her actions took the spotlight away from Sarah and focused it on herself. That is pretty close to unforgivable.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      Funny…I did not see Kate anywhere near the BLM/racial justice protests in London last year.

      This is not about seeking justice for murder victims at all. It is only about repairing Kate’s image.

    • Nic919 says:

      Nothing Kate did will bring justice for this woman. Kate has the connections to start an initiative to actually help women walking the streets alone and unprotected but she will do nothing. She will not help the family or friends who are grieving. Instead she despicably used the murder of an innocent woman to boost her PR image from the ice Queen lying bitch that was being established for what she did to Meghan. She hasn’t changed. She just used a dead woman, which is the lowest of the low.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      What has Kate done for women victims of violence? She has so much power. Yet she has done nothing but exploit ONE woman’s death.

      She also is silent on her uncle (?) allegedly having sex with trafficked minors, so I don’t feel her solidarity.

    • A says:

      “Ignore the royal experts”? You seem to be under the delusion that these “experts” are operating independently of Kate. They’re not. They’re dictated to on their talking points by Kate and the palace, who are using them to make themselves look good. The people who are actually losing sight of the fact that a young woman died senselessly, who are using her death to score points for Team Kate, is the RF and Kate herself.

      Don’t pin this on the rest of us spectators instead of the real people who are at fault here for trying to capitalize so disgustingly on a tragedy for the sake of boosting their own tattered PR.

    • Jaded says:

      Who’s forgetting Sarah Everard?? All of us are shattered by her horrible death but Kate turns it into a maskless PR stunt with a team of RPOs and videographers following her around. Kate the Saint, Kate the Good, Kate the Revolutionary. GMAFB…she’s a manipulative opportunist who took advantage of a country’s time of public mourning over a murdered young woman just to get more press coverage of her faux “I remember what it’s like to walk alone at night” compassion.

    • notasugarhere says:

      We should never lose sight of the fact that Kate used the death of a young woman for her own PR.

  36. swirlmamad says:

    This is so f*cking sick.

    I’m literally in disbelief reading this BS. What the hell are these people playing at??? This seems so much more sinister than simply trying to prop up Kate’s image. I don’t even know what else to say.

  37. bamaborn says:

    Che actually cared about less fortunate people, so, using his image was disgusting and crass.

  38. Red Weather Tiger says:

    I was listening to Onid Scobie’s The Heir pod and his wonan cohost (whose name I don’t know) was flowing tears and flowers about how moving it was that Kate paid tribute to this poor murdered woman…and I stopped listening and unsubscribed. Horrible take, just horrible.

    • Ginger says:

      I think her name is Maggie and you can tell she is team Cambridge. She isn’t mean to the Sussex’s but she is WAY more enthusiastic when she talks about Will and Kate.

  39. Harper says:

    It’s fascinating how a once-respected paper will print absolute lies on command where Kate and William are concerned. At least we now have confirmation of KP’s modus operandi to ascribe whatever good qualities Meghan has onto Kate and Kate’s failings are plastered onto Meghan and publicized. This, though, makes me want to retch: “What might have turned into a made-for-tabloid tempest instead became the story of a young woman who lived in London before marrying a prince, and may have remembered what it was like to have to walk home alone at night.” The absolute clowns are just regurgitating the KP talking points about Kate.

    It all reminds me of those Honest movie trailers: “From a crackpot team of useless publicists and a rage-monster FFK comes this story of an equally useless commoner, who, although marrying a prince and becoming a royal, can never forget what it was like to once walk the streets of London alone (albeit trailed by RPOs and a team of photogs.) Follow along as she pretends to both blend in and stand out during an impromptu visit to this heartbreaking vigil, wearing only her Norfolk country clothes and an extraordinary amount of blusher. Go behind the scenes as a task force works tirelessly to rescue Kate from her relentless Twitter dragging, working one to two hours at a time for an entire week to find a way to blame Meghan Markle without triggering the release of receipts. Laugh as a drunken Times of London graphics department photoshops her face onto that of a revolutionary and sends it to the palace spokesman as a joke, and an idea is born.”

    • BeanieBean says:

      That was perfection! As I read it, I heard the voice of that one fellow who seems to narrate all movie trailers.

  40. Merricat says:

    And all because no little girl wants to grow up to be like Kate Middleton.

  41. February-Pisces says:

    After I stopped laughing at the picture and headline of keen Kate Guevara I started to get mad again. This is just further exploitation, only this time it’s the women who were beaten and arrested by the police at the vigil that are being exploited. Whilst those women were standing their ground for the protection and safety of other women, they were beaten because of that. They suffered because they cared for other women. Kate once again is using that to gain good pr to claim she’s some sort of activist. Where was her beating?

    Why is it that when other women suffer, Kate sweeps in and is somehow praised. Meghan endured 4 years of racist abuse and Kate benefits. Sarah Everard is murdered and Kate benefits from it. Now these women are beaten by police and Kate once again piggy backs on them to steal all the praise, whilst they have to wait for their bruises to heal.

    She is by far the lowest of the low. But I’m glad people are seeing her for what she is.

    • A says:

      Kate was protected by the same police that Sarah Everard’s murderer belonged to. The same police who cleared her a path and rolled out the red carpet for her PR stunt, while beating and arresting women who don’t have the privilege and protection of being married to the FFK. This is the action for which Kate is being hailed as a “revolutionary” on par with CHE GUEVARA. You CANNOT make this sh-t up.

      • BeanieBean says:

        It would be funny if it weren’t so stupid. A member of the BRF a revolutionary a la Che Guevara? Seriously? Do they really want that to happen?

  42. Mamasan says:

    I say get that camera crew and do an exclusive. Live stream an actual day in the life of Katherine tending to her children and husband by herself for 24 hrs. bless her heart. Let’s see this perfect family that will rule after Charles. William and Kate. Ozzie and Harriet. I don’t think they want to bet those odds based on William’s charm and her hollow chocolate bunny personality.
    Yeah, I’m sick of their bullshit. If she’s so perfect…prove it or shut the f up. Stop putting people on pedestals.

  43. Penny says:

    Che Guevara also committed genocide against small tribes of indigenous people. He was a monster.

    • Merricat says:

      Please be more specific. My research turned up nothing like this.

    • Jaded says:

      Ummm….he fought for the rights of indigenous peoples and against monsters like Guatemalan President Castillo Armas and his military rule which expropriated millions of acres of land owned by peasant farmers, putting them into servitude to the American companies setting up in Latin America. If you make baseless and inflammatory comments like this, at least back it up with proof.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I tried to find any basis for this claim and came up short. Where do you read or see he murdered or ordered the murder of indigenous peoples?

  44. Amelie says:

    This stunt is one of the worst things Kate has ever done. I used to go on What Kate Wore because even though over time I grew to like Kate less and less, I didn’t hate her. I just found her to be a useless royal accessory who occasionally wore nice clothes I liked (which have been few and far in between). But her behavior at the Commonwealth service last year sealed it for me. And then Meghan revealing how the story was the other way around and now pulling focus from Sarah Everard’s memorial to do damage control in the wake of the Oprah interview was so classless and blatant.

    Also Che Guevara is such a controversial figure, he’s got his fans and detractors… not sure that was the best choice to convey Kate’s revolutionary personality.

    The real question to ask the British media: “So if Meghan had pulled the same stunt, would you be praising her for showing up at the memorial?” No, they wouldn’t, they would have gone on a full-on unhinged smear campaign like they did the week before the interview. Which strangely enough, it’s been crickets about the palace’s “internal investigation”of the claims of Meghan bullying staff.

  45. Catherine says:

    My conspiracy theory is that visit to Clapham was set up in coordination with the Tabloids to give them some content and to counter the fact that William’s public were not racist comment went so badly. So they thought let’s send Kate out looking compassionate on an issue that has captured the public’s attention. But then it all went wrong. The police outlawed the vigil at the last minute. Kate was criticized because it was so obviously a stunt. The leak of the letter was criticized and then all the contradictions from the police about were they informed or not and was she working or was it a private visit. The whole thing has turned into a disaster. So this article was the media trying to clean it all up for them because it was probably their suggestion to KP in the first place.

  46. Jaded says:

    Last year 207 women were murdered in the UK. TWO HUNDRED AND SEVEN. Did Kate speak out about ending violence against women? Send sympathy cards to their families? Show up at their public memorials? NO. This speaks volumes about the predatory nature of her so-called impromptu visit to pay her respects to Sarah Everard. She will use any means possible to put herself in the best light but all this PR stunt did was showcase her transparently selfish need to embiggen herself. Its a shameless stunt that backfired badly and I’m glad she got flamed for it.

    • A says:

      @Jaded, not only that, in the 12 month period leading up to March 2020, there 105 victims of homicide who were black. This number was up from the previous year, and is at its highest since 2002. 15% of the victims of homicide in that 12 month period were black, when 3% of the British population is black. Black and other minority women are disproportionate victims of murder and sexual assault in the UK, and these incidences are often underreported, and under investigated by the police, and don’t make the front page news either.

      In light of that, the fact that Kate is so craven in her attempts to “show solidarity” for Sarah Everard, while throwing her biracial, black SIL under the bus constantly, as she has done for the previous TWO YEARS, contributing directly to a level of vitriol towards Meghan that almost inspired her to take her own life, makes her look that much worse. People see this sht, even if Kate thinks they don’t.

  47. Tessa says:

    Penny Junor is fawning all over Kate. Kate needs to be cautious because IF she falls out of favor, Junor will reverse course and start bashing her. This happened to Diana.

  48. Keri says:

    Kate’s always been creepy & so is her SWF face. This is the same woman who stalked Baldemort for the better part of a decade. I agree. There is something psychologically going on with her.

    There is something seriously wrong with Willie boy too if the screeching of the media & family is any indication. Their insistence that Harry must come back to help & support Joffrey 2.0. is telling. To the UK, they come as a non-negotiable set, which makes Willie seem like a tyrannical, Infantalized, lazy mess who can’t function properly as an adult without help, much less rule as the UK’s future figurehead.

  49. Likeyoucare says:

    The fact that sarah everard’s family didn’t even utter a word about kate’s letter speak a volume that they didnt appreciate what she did.

    I dont believe the medias didnt try to reach the family for comment.
    Kate has no shame to use the tragedy to uplift herself.

    • MsIam says:

      I bet that family told the press to get the f–k out of here, bothering them in the midst of their grieving. its like the family that actually suffered the loss is somehow less important than “Kate, Kate, Kate!” And I guarantee that if Meghan had botched her response to a tragedy like this, the BM would be all over her for it.

    • February-Pisces says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the palace contacted Sarah’s family and asked them to embiggen Kate for them.

  50. Pandora says:

    What. Is. This.

  51. Agreatreckoning says:

    I sometimes feel that these writers of Kate are knowingly being farcical. Like sharing their best joking fan fic work. If I didn’t know better I would believe I was reading The Onion or Mad magazine.

    Royal Revolutionary
    Queen of Zoom
    Confident with her competence

    It all just sounds like a late night tv ad for something you don’t need to buy and regret spending money on after the fact.

  52. Coco says:

    I want people with Photoshop skills to start inserting Kate into other images: Kate as Joan of Arc, Mao Zedong, Barack Obama, Simon Bolivar, Sir Edmund Hillary, Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thunberg, Rosa Parks, Neil Armstrong on the moon, Gandhi, Marie Curie, St Francis of Assisi, Spartacus…

  53. A says:

    Showing support for Sarah Everard is an easy PR win for Kate, because Sarah Everard is dead. She is a symbol that can become anything that the royal family wishes her to be, for their own purposes. That’s the convenience of calling on a dead woman’s memory for scoring cheap PR points.

    This makes it easy for Kate to show up to a vigil for 30 seconds, without a mask, with POLICE APPROVAL AND PROTECTION (something that the peasants, INCLUDING SARAH EVERARD HERSELF, didn’t have the luxury of), to honour the memory of a woman who was senselessly murdered. She came with nothing to offer in the way of tangible attempts at change, except her own memories of a distant past that don’t hold up to the actual lived experience of her reality as we all know it, and even though the majority of the women in this world do not have the luxury of walking alone in unsafe places at night fade into a memory of their past. And all this, while doing fck all to support the actual LIVING, BREATHING WOMAN IN HER LIFE, like Meghan.

    It’s incredibly telling that for Kate, and the PR machine that works around her, demonstrating any level of support for a woman who is ACTUALLY ALIVE, and in need of that support, like Meghan, is not something they ever once considered. Even now, in this same article that’s intended to trumpet just how much solidarity Kate shows with her fellow women, there are pointed references to Meghan, in an attempt to tear down another woman for the sake of building up Kate. A woman who is also a biracial black woman–a demographic that, by and large, is a disproportionate target of violent crimes in the UK, often by the police, whose deaths go unremarked upon by literally everyone in a position of power in the UK.

    Women while they are alive are inconvenient for the RF, bc they have a mind of their own, can speak for themselves, and don’t easily consent to being dehumanized. Their actual lives and well-being are worthless to the RF. Their silence in the face of torrential abuse is of the most value for the royal family. Women in the RF must be silent. If not, they will BE silenced.

    This makes dead women far more preferable for the royal family. Dead women are silent by default. Dead women are easier to dehumanize and objectify. They can be silent symbols upon whom the RF can project anything they desire. They can become anything the RF wants, and no one has to worry about them speaking for themselves or using their voice to assert their humanity.

    There’s so much more I want to say about this whole shtshow, but I won’t. All I’ll say is that this whole attempt to embiggen Kate seems to be an effort on par with the Tatler article from last summer. There’s no way in hell the editors over at the Sunday Times thought their article would get taken seriously, when they decided to put that image on it. They knew what the primary talking point would be, and I can’t help but wonder if they shopped that picture together on purpose, knowing the ridicule it would inspire. I’d feel bad for Kate, but she’s shown herself to be a certifiable first class b-i-t-c-h, along with her mother, so f-ck her.

    • nic919 says:

      Another dead woman they tried to latch on to is Diana. When she was alive DIana was a problem for the BRF, but once dead they used the myth that was created around her to pretend that her son WIlliam would be just like her. We have seen that he really isn’t, not in the ways that made Diana special.

      • A says:

        Precisely. Diana once dead gave the royal family decades of positive PR to mine, which she could never have done for them while alive. If she were alive, I doubt they’d be viewed as positively as they are today.

  54. L4frimaire says:

    I don’t understand any of this and what exactly the goal is here. None of it makes sense. The best thing they can do is just cover Kate in a bunch of jewels, surround her with kids and call it a day.

  55. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    It’s clear that this type of cr@p will continue, as will the monarchy, as long as there is a white majority in Britain, will will be more several more generations. As much as white people like to pretend they’re not racist, it’s clear that the royal family in Britain (like Trump in America) are supportered by a sufficient number of racists to keep them in power. Eventually, that will end as the number of people of color increase (which is why the rabid racists are also against immigration).

  56. Well Wisher says:

    One hopes that Kate finds a commitment to purpose, then the performative approach to voluntary service will evolve to something substantial. Meanwhile the call for justice should remain firmly in the democratic sphere whereby citizens can protest and call on their MPs for course of action through parliament.
    Since Kate is a member of the royal family and is prohibited to partake politically, what is this action about? To lead ‘feminism ‘? To get the limelight? She already has the spotlight and the 3% out of the 5% , the largest market share, that reads the fail is in her corner. The limelight is where the public places its attention in spite of national media emphasis.

  57. Faye G says:

    As a child of Latin American immigrants, I’m EXTREMELY OFFENDED at this perversion of Che Guevara imagery. No, just no.

    • Delphine says:

      It’s so offensive and just a completely ridiculous image. She’s the opposite of a revolutionary.

  58. fluffy_bunny says:

    They all (including Kate) need to be drug tested because you have to be high to be spewing all of this nonsense.

  59. MangoAngelesque says:

    Didn’t Kate have a traumatic brain injury as well when she was younger? Wasn’t that the story they put out when her hairline came under scrutiny that time? She’d had some sort of big injury/surgery that left a scar that was being mistaken for a wig line or something? Did she actually have an issue, or was that pure, classless coverup for her “perfect” hair? Not that it would excuse any of her horrible behaviour, any more than Billy’s TBI would justify his atrociousness, but it could be one thing that binds them together.

  60. Emily_C says:

    I would be more angry, but my contact embarrassment from that picture is too overwhelming. Dear gods and little fishes. Who thought that was a good idea?

    Kate’s a Quisling.

  61. Lainey says:

    I bet will and kate are two of the most miserable people on this entire planet

  62. Sarah I says:

    I think there is a twelve-step saying that you can’t talk your way out of what you acted your way into. And great day in the morning! This inundation of the Royals, Kate and Will, is all day…..every day. Someone needs to tell them to go away to give people a chance to miss them. Hasn’t anyone told them that you can wear out your welcome, and that the press would turn on them, or people. Too much. Go away so people will miss you. Not on their side, but that is what I would say. Or STFU. You need to leave a little mystery.

  63. MJM says:

    Kaiser says this goes beyond laziness and she is right. Kate is character disordered. She is a manipulative, jealous, conniving narcissist and I am beginning to be sad that Meghan ever met Harry and had to endure abuse at the hands of evil people like her who are so jealous and threatened. This latest propaganda is so trumpian and offensive.

    • swirlmamad says:

      I look at it as, thank goodness they DID meet each other. They were the true love and support for the other that they never really got from their respective families (well, that Meghan didn’t get from her father, thankfully she has her mother). It’s been wretched what his family put her through, but it’s clear Harry really, truly and deeply does love Meghan — and she him. Who knows what on earth would have become of Harry had he never crossed paths with Meghan, but they found the strength to break the cycle and move forward together that he never would have had on his own. It’s been a long, hard road for them but I am sure they cherish each other that much more because of what they’ve had to endure together.

  64. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    *oof*
    I don’t even know where to start with this.

  65. Elizabeth says:

    “Royal revolutionary” is an oxymoron. I can’t. Che Guevara did stand for revolution, for the rights of the people against oppression. He was assassinated by the order of the CIA. Kate stands for royalty, complicity, and conformity. She enjoys a life of almost unfathomable privilege (in a country where, as we all know, there are literally children who don’t have enough to eat, while Miss Princess has a wardrobe approaching Imelda Marcos proportions). Che gave up his privilege to fight for the people. Kate is a Tory pawn. Che was a socialist leader. LITERALLY WHAT IS GOING ON.