Prince William: ‘My wife does all the gardening…I have no idea what I’m doing’

The Duke of Cambridge during his visit to Brighter Futures

Here are some photos of Prince William yesterday, as he was visiting a Welsh town, Rhyl, which I’m sure has three syllables (at least). This was William’s second solo event of the week, which is certainly interesting. Perhaps William’s crisis manager started on May 1st and was like “wait, you really have so little going on that you’re tagging along on your wife’s events?” It’s true. As soon as May rolled around and the crisis managers started, there’s been a noticeable absence of stories about “incandescent with rage” and “Baldemort is terribly bored with all of this.” Instead we have Normal Bloke Billiam, talking about man sheds and gardening. For real.

Prince William is back in North Wales. The Duke of Cambridge, who lived in North Wales for about three years with wife Kate Middleton when he was a search and rescue helicopter pilot, returned on Thursday to see how the community has coped during the coronavirus pandemic.

A key part of his visit to the town of Rhyl was to see the local Men’s Shed – a group that aims to reduce the causes and effects of isolation and loneliness, poverty and social exclusion in the local area by bringing members of the community together to participate in a range of activities. It mirrored his visit with Princess Kate to the Denbigh branch of the wellbeing organization in 2015.

During his visit, William heard about Men’s Shed, which encourages men who may feel lonely or isolated to get into gardening and grow vegetables. He said it was Kate who does most of the work at home.

“My wife does all the gardening. I really like it, but I have no idea what I’m doing,” he shared.

William was also shown how the organization Brighter Futures has helped support local children, young people, families and older residents of the area during the COVID-19 crisis. The consortium of eight local groups has been coordinating the sharing of equipment, skills and facilities in Rhyl to provide better quality services. Brighter Futures has also played an important role by securing the delivery of food, personal protection equipment, sports and IT equipment, and craft materials and games to help alleviate the effects of the lockdowns in getting to isolated locals and those who are shielding.

[From People]

First of all, there’s really an organization which tells men to garden away their depression, isolation and poverty? That’s so British. I’m not saying that as an insult at all, and I would imagine many men find it incredibly therapeutic to grow something, to work with their hands, to have something to tend to and keep up. So why is it that William didn’t go to a place of acceptance and brotherhood with the Men’s Shed group? He could have compassionately lied and said that he enjoys gardening too, that he finds it relaxing to fuss about with soil and compost and weeding. Instead, he basically told them “my wife likes that kind of thing, it’s not what a manly man like me is all about.” Can the crisis managers help him with his rudimentary empathetic patter to the peasants? And yes, insert a gardening joke about Rose Hanbury. We all know who tends to the rose bushes, Baldingham.

Earlier this week, William was asked about Charlotte’s sixth birthday and he told people that Charlotte lies and says that she’s 16 when she’s asked her age, and she also tells people, “I’m six now. I’ll do what I want.” Charlotte is going to be a little rebel, I think.

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  1. JT says:

    He doesn’t know how to garden? Look at Bill trying to be modest. 🌹

    • Nev says:

      That is an amazing READ.
      Well done.

    • Betsy says:

      HA.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      Kate *would* be proud: He’s also theme dressing again: sweater changed to a “GREEN” one for gardening lololol He DESPERATELY needs a visit from the “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” team. STAT.

      Seriously, the man is useless. Didn’t ANYONE teach him HOW to make small talk in all his “Future Future King Lessons”??

      • Meg says:

        A huge thing harry us heads and shoulders better at than William, small talk relating to people banter. He has no business being so charming really. Will though? Just falls so very flat

    • Seraphina says:

      @JT, I think Wills is correct. Maybe that’s why Kate is keen on letting him “garden” elsewhere.

    • “ My wife does all the gardening. I really like it, but I have no idea what I’m doing,” he shared.”

      POOR POOR ROSE……out of his own mouth we learn William is not a good gardener. 🤦🏻‍♀️

      • Darkmatter says:

        Maybe it’s Rose and Kate who ‘garden’ together then? Lots of sexy unbuttoning and rebuttoning, I imagine.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      How can you not know how to garden when YOUR FATHER is considered one of the premier gardeners in the UK and your childhood home Highgrove, has one of the premier gardens in the UK???????????????

      William really is thick and not seem to do any homework!!!

      • Courtney B says:

        Seriously. He’s an idiot. And too bad they didn’t send Charles, the prince of WALES there. He could’ve engaged people for hours. Gardening and it’s philosophical and therapeutic importance? He’s been talking about that since the 80s.

      • Madelaine says:

        Gardening or not gardening, is that the question? In the midst of such challenging times, there’s still room to discuss pot plants and gardening, for real?! The royals’ neutral, non political work ethics speaks volumes about their level of utter disconnection from the social issues of our days. The population is infantilized into drawing their attention to trivial, trifling subjects. This type of condescension is unsustainable in the long run. I’d love some feedback from the Commonwealth countries on the momentous fact that Prince William admittedly cannot plant his seed.

    • Christine says:

      I bow to you!

    • My Two Cents says:

      Forget the gardening, look at that first photo of Will ! It’s really Voldemort! like somewhere in the middle of the series when he’s not fully formed yet.

    • ANT says:

      What if this is code for:

      “Hey everyone, guess what?

      My wife is the actual🌹 bush expert here, and I can no longer take credit for her hard work and long term experience with cultivating flowers and gardening, in general”?

      🤔

  2. Lauren says:

    I would have thought that he was a great gardener seeing how he cares for his rose bush. Jokes aside there is something so deeply therapeutic about gardening, I love growing flowers and veggies, I find it very relaxing.

    • Cecilia says:

      I always say that i want a veggie garden but then im also rubbish at gardening 😂. Can’t even keep a flower alive for 2 days.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      A (male) friend of mine who lives back east *lives* for May, when he can plant his “summer flowers” around his house; in the other months he does the weeding, preparing, etc. He says he finds it really relaxing and calming.

      I can *understand* it; I’d love to be able to have blooms outside my window, but I’m someone who can’t even keep a Pothos plant alive for more than a few months, so I wouldn’t know first hand. 😄

    • Seraphina says:

      I can only take so much gardening because once the heat sets in the summer, I am done. BUT I love taking care of my indoor plants. Love having all that greenery inside.

    • Lucy says:

      I just read a really great book called the Well Gardened Mind, it was all about how effective and healing Gardens are and using them in conjunction with therapy.
      There’s a center in I think Switzerland that is publicly funded and the book made it sound like burnt out women go and spend 8 weeks there to recover. Journaling and gardening and spending time in the garden. It’s publicly funded because it’s more effective than antidepressants.
      Anyway, now I have new philanthropy goals 😄. There’s a lot of really interesting research, and the case studies in the book were mostly incarcerated men or people dealing with addiction.
      So the shed thingy sounds great, and it would’ve taken 20 seconds of Google to have a better talking point or understanding.

      • Original Jenns says:

        So, now I’m googling this center (let me know if you remember the name), because I want to join you in making this a reality here in North America! I could live that life.

      • Normades says:

        My husband is a total A type with a stressful job. Gardening really calms and centers him. Which is great since I have total black thumb.

  3. Kitty says:

    Both of them are so boring and aren’t appealing anymore. I used to follow them like crazy but it stopped after 2018.

  4. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Well, that’s told us all we need to know about PWT’s sexual proficiency. He seems to have tended to his Tuber Rose pretty well to have spun out the affair for three years, though.

  5. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    This was such a poorly thought out quote, oh my god. 😂

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      That’s what I thought when I first read it. Then I was all…he said that with a straight face?

  6. Liz version 700 says:

    Whew, that sideways pic is not cute lol. No more profile shots Will. Now the front shot of him looking confused while holding the adorable watering can… that should be added to the rotating line up. It is pretty spectacular…don’t be modest about your gardening skills Will 💄🌹

    • swirlmamad says:

      Was just about to say, that side profile pic….YIKES and a half. And I don’t know why anyone is surprised…..y’all KNOW he has no clue how to garden appropriately 🤣🤣

    • SpankyB says:

      I was laughing so hard at that photo. And his hand holding the watering can looks so tiny.

  7. JT says:

    The crisis mangers have only been there for a few days. They’ll have plenty of time for the Windsors to make them question why they were hired in the first place.

    • Cecilia says:

      Saw the screen shots of a few article headlines that were published yesterday. It was about the rift between harry, charles, william. And how william is the queens favorite because he tries to keep things cordial and isn’t involved with “drama”. While charles just can’t forgive harry. Seems like they are continuing waging war between the other households but have caught on to the fact that calling william angry all the time is not a good strategy

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Sounds like spinning is being done to deflect from his involvement with the Meghan smear campaign and the recent lawsuit revelations.

    • Snuffles says:

      If all they do is get him to stop raging, leaking and blathering on about Harry and Meghan, that would be a huge win. Just get him and Catherine out and about in the UK meeting the people.

      • Cecilia says:

        Except going from using the spare as scapegoat to trying to use your father(who is in front of you in the line of succession) as scapegoat is not going to be the win william and KP thinks it will be. Charles won’t go down without a fight

      • JT says:

        @Cecilia They really said William doesn’t like drama? What the hell is all that incandescent rage for then? He’s literally manufactured drama with that snake Knauf.

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        But, if they go out and meet people, those people will clue into their horrible personalities. Bit of a PR dilemma.

    • Midge says:

      As my grandpa used to say, “You can’t polish shit.” All the crisis managers in the world can’t un-douche Baldimort.

  8. Cecilia says:

    First of all, “princess kate” ? ma middleton is that you?

    Kate isn’t one of the queens grandkids so princess kate technically doesn’t exist.

    That being said this sound like a really good and really necessary charity, more so after the pandemic since so many people struggle with isolation and loneliness.

    • Mac says:

      People Mag has insisted on calling her Princess Kate from day one. It’s so dumb and obviously hasn’t caught on.

      • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

        They did the same with Diana. I think it’s par for the course. However, Di *earned* her title with the public. FFKK has not.

      • Nic919 says:

        While people did call Diana princess Di, they are pretty obvious in not using princess Meghan as much as princess Kate. Either use for both or neither.

      • Becks1 says:

        Diana also made more sense because her title was Princess. So while “Princess Di” was incorrect, at least it made sense rather than always calling her The Princess of Wales. Kate’s highest title is Duchess, not princess.

        They stopped with the Princess Kate for a while when Meghan came on the scene but now they’re back to it.

      • Lizzie says:

        Diana was Diana, Princess of Wales but incorrectly called Princess Diana by the media. Kate is not POW nor will she be for many years. I guess this is projection and how she sees herself. She’s not calling herself Queen yet at least out loud.

    • Celia456 says:

      I read an article about Mens Sheds. It sounds like a wonderful organization, started by someone who realised that widowers and depressed men typically don’t reach out. They noticed that most women are comfortable going to seniors centers and community groups, and having face to face conversations, but men tend to open up best when they’re working side by side. Apparently the organization has really taken off and helped lots of men.

      So yes, it would’ve been far better to show respect and curiosity toward gardening and building than for W to dismiss it. Add the obviously negative body language in the photo where he’s clearly trying to distance himself from the little pink watering can — it’s like amateur hour. Seems like he’s never considered the effect of his words and actions.

    • Sparky says:

      One of the reasons she was known colloquially as Princess Di is that during the courtship she was always referred to as Lady Di. After marriage came the new *title.”

  9. damejudi says:

    He’s so very, very unskilled at…speaking to people. The new team needs to work with him on this. Plus, the sweater-under-jacket look is something I’d expect to see worn by a man in his sixties.

    • Cisne says:

      he looks like a man in 60s though. a slim trim one but he looks like one nonetheless.

  10. Chica says:

    When has he ever called her “my wife”? He always calls her Catherine 😂😂
    Hazza really is the the standard.

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      LOL I noticed this too and was going to comment. That and the “princess khate” bit……PLUS the obvious attempts by the BM to ditch his “incandescent with rage” branding: PLUS the youtube experiment…….we’re definitely beginning to see the work of the crisis managers. But I thought the crisis managers were supposed to make the BRF seem more inclusive and not at all a bunch of racists?

      • booboocita says:

        Baby steps. No crisis manager could make that family seem warm and caring overnight. I imagine the CMs are allowing them a slow start, getting them to do bread and butter events first. Although, at this rate, they’ll be woke and unracist in time for Louis’s college graduation.

    • Myra says:

      It’s part of their new branding. We might see an impromptu kiss in the near future or him pulling back her ponytail.

  11. margie says:

    It looks like it hurts him to smile.

  12. Tessa says:

    I think he needs to not talk about Charlotte publicly. He’s labeling her already and George will be the “good one” who does as he’s told and knows his DESTINY.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      He’s already setting her up to be the spare/PR punching bag

    • Cecilia says:

      Yep charlotte is already being set up for that scapegoat position. No doubt there’s a bit of a fire in her but i can actually already see this go wrong.

    • Betsy says:

      Harry, Andy, Margaret, etc v. 2.0…

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I think they need to stop putting makeup on a six year old girl. That birthday photo with her lipstick gave me the creeps. A six year old does not have to look sexually attractive!

      • goofpuff says:

        My guess is TONS OF FILTERS to fix that Kate isn’t that great a photographer so she can’t figure out lighting.

    • SomeChick says:

      perhaps she’s taking after dad with the “I do what I want!” quote, hmm?

  13. ShazBot says:

    I honestly just want to know what’s going on with the big shovel in the small pot, on a table. Who thought this out? Were they punking him with that?

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Right. That tree? will be root bound in a short time in that sized pot. It’s a very awkward set up. Most things with him are.

  14. My3cents says:

    All these little jokes about how my wife does this and I haven’t got a clue ( not the first or last for him) is a pretty bad look. Seeing as he doesn’t really have a job , what do you actually enjoy doing Baldimort? Just sitting in front of the telly drinking beer? Jeez.

    • swirlmamad says:

      Not sure if he realizes but he’s playing right into her “I’m the sole lynchpin of the monarchy and my husband can’t even be trusted to dress himself in the morning” schtick.

  15. GR says:

    ‘he basically told them “my wife likes that kind of thing, it’s not what a manly man like me is all about” ‘ – also maybe a slam against Chaz, who loves gardening.

    • Merricat says:

      I agree. And the princess-pink watering can is meant to be funny in the same way–I’m too manly for this gig!–because all of William’s humor is about making fun and looking down on others.

  16. Woke says:

    His jokes are always the expense of someone else. I don’t understand how Harry experience in the military allowed him to be more grounded and with William he’s still so snobbish.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      Harry took his time in the military seriously; I doubt William did. William was always having excuses made for his half-assing (like barely making his flying hours, “borrowing” the heli to land in the Midds garden, partying). As FFK, he got away with a LOT. Didn’t Harry live with his men? William had his “elite” group, even then, he didn’t live with “regular guys”.

      Harry also has grown and matured; William not so much. Harry seems to have gotten the *good* parts from both parents (work ethic, the ability to emotionally connect (thanks, Mom!)). William seems to have coasted his whole life.

      • Nic919 says:

        William almost got booted from the RAF because he wasn’t showing up when he needed to, and that’s with his bespoke royal level of military service where he didn’t have to commit like regular people who enlisted. Charles had to pull a few strings for that not to happen.

  17. Phoenix says:

    His profile is giving me nightmares

  18. TheOriginalMia says:

    He’s such a wanker. He is a terrible actor. He could have empathized with those men. He could have lied and said he liked the peacefulness of Amner because it allows him to get back to nature and pet sheep or something. Instead, it’s haha, that’s my wife’s thing.

    • Lady D says:

      He’s supposed to be giving publicity (as his job) to a men’s gardening organization that promotes good mental health through nature and gardening? He’s standing there flat out mocking what the organization does. That shovel isn’t the only tool in the picture.

      • Amy Too says:

        And considering that this is a charity that deals with isolated and depressed men who are unlikely to reach out or connect in other ways, it’s probably a bit of an ordeal for this charity to convince guys to start coming. Once the men are there and start participating, I’m sure they find it really helpful and therapeutic, but when you’re depressed and isolated, starting a new thing, reaching out for the first time, showing up at a new place the first time is SO HARD. It’s the hardest step of getting better. And he’s being quoted in national newspapers as basically saying he doesn’t really condone gardening for men, it’s more of a “girl” thing (complete with the picture of him holding up the little pink watering can accusingly as if he’s confronting them about why they have this “sissy” watering can and he’s worried that he might “catch the gay” from it). He is the worst!!!!

        You bring a member of the royal family all the way out to Wales to shine a light on your amazing charity at a time when so many men need it now more than ever, and the royal basically mocks the whole thing and says he wouldn’t participate in it, it’s not his thing. Why do his comments always have to be about himself and whether or not he specifically enjoys/can do/would do such and such thing? Can’t he ever comment on something without bringing the conversation around to himself? And after he says that, how are the people supposed to respond? “Oh yeah, well we also think gardening is kind of dumb and for girls…. but you know, that’s what the charity is about so that’s what we have to do. But yeah, we would much prefer to be doing something else. I don’t even know why we come here.” It’s just a total conversation stopper to be like “about this thing you’re all doing and seem to enjoy and find helpful: I actually hate it and would never do it myself.” How is mental health his “thing” when even his small talk is full of stigma?

    • Christine says:

      Or he could have punted to another hobby that people find calming that is not considered “cool” to toxic masculinity. Surely he has ONE THING in his life that could use to relate, this is not rocket science. I cannot stand gardening, but I find nothing more soothing than chopping an onion. Of course, I’m a woman, so it’s my place, apparently. Poor Charlotte.

  19. Lowrider says:

    Bill is so ugly. Anyway, was that the only quote the media can use from his visit? It sounds very dismissive of the charity.

    Also Bill is already tossing Charlotte under the bus as a rebellious person. Please remember this child is only six and in the infancy stage of developing a personality. Stop referring to her as sassy, rebel and bossy!

    • Tessa says:

      William’s labeling her publicly will start the tabs labeling the child just like they did with Harry.

  20. Red Weather Tiger says:

    My God, he’s a dullard. How upsetting it must be for him—who has been told since birth that he is superior to everyone else—to recognize that his life will be about making small talk over dirt with “peasants” while his massively charismatic younger brother moves mountains. Alas.

  21. Becks1 says:

    He’s just such an example of what happens when no one ever tells you no, when everyone laughs at your jokes no matter how bad they are, etc.

    He’s visiting a place aimed at helping men through gardening and he’s like, meh my wife does that? Why not say “I’m trying to learn more about gardening, you know my father really loves it” or something?

  22. swirlmamad says:

    Neither he nor his wife know how to dress appropriately for the occasion, I see. Lose the suit jacket and button down, Prince Stuffy Pants.

  23. Tessa says:

    William is so odd when it comes to talking about his own children. Most fathers would say I have an incredible beautiful daughter but he makes these comments that she is a “rebel.”

  24. Zebz says:

    Those pics are horrible. The media is trolling him at this point. Wtf
    Also his nasty behavior towards Charles is weird af. I get an elder abuse vibe from them, ngl.

  25. molly says:

    He’s always shooting for self-deprecating, but he often ends up as sexist and completely out of touch. Kate has long talked about her love of being in the garden with her kids and planting stuff. All he would have had to say was, “we love to be outside together as a family!” Instead it’s this weird, “gardening is women’s work” outdated BS.

    • Sue Denim says:

      and he makes it all about himself again, turning the lens back on him, rather than actually connecting to the men, meeting them on their “turf.”

      • molly says:

        Yes! He does the same thing with art visits. “I’m terrible at crafts. Kate does all that.” No one is asking you to give birth, man. Boys AND girls can make stuff.

      • Jenny Wilson says:

        Yes. He makes insensitive jokes all the time, but when something is supposed to be a lighthearted joke towards him, he can’t take it and will have a temper tantrum. Just like a 5 year old child stuck in a 38 year old grown mans body

  26. Amy Bee says:

    Wiliam needs know how to read the room. Hopefully his new communications secretary will help him with that.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      There are no reading glasses’ prescription strong enough for him to be able to “read a room”. Never gonna happen at this point.

      • Lady D says:

        Normal Bill expects everyone to change for him. That’s the way it was, is and always will be, in his mind. Adds another layer to his fury at Harry for not cooperating.

    • goofpuff says:

      Kind of difficult when he completely lacks empathy.

  27. Fani says:

    I had a realization that Kate and Carole get vilified, but Kate is the one who has been hustling since the Sussexes left. William was born to this, but hasn’t been contributing. I am glad that he seems to have an advisor now, who might encourage him to do his fair share, or at least more. I suspect their marriage model might be that, comparatively speaking, Kate and Carole do all the work and William sits on his pedestal.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      Kate has been “hustling”????? Can you expand on that? This is a woman who barely did one Zoom call a week (if that!). What exactly has she done that can be considered “hustling”??

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      Wow……you mention their “marriage model” and inserted carole right in the middle of it. Why is a MIL getting equal billing in a couple’s marriage?

      Anyhoooo…..I noticed that Wales is beginning to feature prominently in talks abt bullyiam. Is he sending chuck a message? Like…….he knows the time is fast approaching for the end of Liz’s reign (if even just in terms of planning) and he’es letting chuck know he really really really wants the title: “Prince of Wales.”

      I wont be surprised if we hear that willieleaks in learning welch – like chuck did. But i doubt it. I think bully-boy has always been the dumb one in his family and, as usual, they projected that on to Harry.

      • Lady D says:

        I truly find it unfathomable that he only speaks one language in this day and age and with his upbringing. An heartbreaking waste of education opportunities.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate isn’t hustling though. She gets more media coverage for the one thing she does per week, but engagement wise William actually does more than her and always has. William of course needs to be doing far more and he should be matching his father’s workload, but it’s also offensive that Kate has only once in 10 years exceeded 150 engagements and that year still included several meetings with Jason in the count.

      Does Carole hustle the media more for Middleton PR? I will give you that. But Kate doesn’t hustle for anything. She just benefits from more media coverage

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate and Carole have been doing a lot of pro-Kate PR in the past couple of months. Not pro-William, but loads of ‘William needs Kate’ type of things.

  28. Lady D says:

    Seriously, what happened to him in that picture? You can almost see his inner Baldimort. He looks like he overbaked on his latest vacation.
    *this was supposed to be a response to comment #6

    • swirlmamad says:

      Yeah, the tan is SUPER obvious. Clearly a couple of somebodies slipped away on a sun-filled getaway (on a private plane, I’d bet my last dollar). Very likely how they celebrated Char’s bday.

      • Nic919 says:

        I guess that confirms why Charlotte had so many obvious blond highlights. It was clearly somewhere very sunny and tropical because her hair was pretty brown in December.

  29. Carol Baker says:

    I would love gardening to, if I had gardeners doing it for me lol

  30. notasugarhere says:

    The gardener and team do all the gardening, not Kate. The cook does all the cooking. The housekeeper and massive staff do all the housework. The three nannies do all the childcare.

  31. HeatherC says:

    That’s what Rose said too. But I hear he gets a C for effort.

  32. Kimber says:

    He looks a good 10 years older than he is. The inside really does affect the outside. How did he even get on the leaderboard of sexiest bald guy?????

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      William and Kate both. They look 10 years older than they are. When the kids are in their teens, W and K will look like their grandparents. I think at that point the jealousy they feel toward Harry and Meghan will turn into jealousy of their own (younger, more popular) children.

  33. Xoxo says:

    People, an American publication, reporting on this mundane visit by this bore is really odd to me. Secondly, they’re calling Catherine “Princess Kate now. Interesting.

    • Sid says:

      The new(ish) editor of People is British. The magazine has always reported on royals, but there has been a definite increase in the reporting of typical engagements as you noted, ever since he was hired.

      • Xoxo says:

        Yes Sid, they’ve always reported on big(ish) royal news, not tiny engagements like this one. You’re right, a definite push.

      • Xoxo says:

        Yes Sid, they’ve always reported on big(ish) royal news, not tiny engagements like this one. You’re right, a definite push.

  34. Elle says:

    Men’s sheds first developed in Australia, in an isolated mining town and they do excellent work, including men’s health and suicide prevention.

    They are NOT twee, they are life saving:

    https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/mens-sheds/about-mens-sheds

    Their motto is ‘shoulder to shoulder not face to face’ and they are now international

    https://mensshed.org/about-amsa/history-of-amsa/

    William should just hang out there all the time

  35. Curious says:

    what happened to William, he seems to have aged 10 yrs since I saw that video of him yesterday opening their youtube channel..

  36. Demi says:

    Lol what’s the point of the visit if he can’t even pretend he likes the activity..”Oh, it’s something the Mrs does not me” Probably Charles should be the one representing this organization since he really into gardening & speaks to plants..

  37. Over it says:

    William is keen to garden, but gets very confused when faced with rose bushes.He has struggled for years wondering if he is more of a stick of David kind of person.

  38. aquarius64 says:

    I think it’s too late for the Windsors. The crater from the Oprah interview is still visible and no amount of engagements will fix that. Admissions of being wrong and apologies to Meghan would get more mileage.

  39. Jay says:

    Didn’t Wills start some kind of “bespoke” organic agriculture course a couple years ago in preparation for taking over his father’s duchy someday? Maybe that never materialized?

    I remember laughing at “bespoke” because it seemed like a really snooty way to say “trying a few courses at the community college”.

    • Chrissy (The Original) says:

      “Bespoke” just means custom made (or dumbed down in his case) to suit his specific needs. He even failed to show up for large portions of the course and used it as an excuse to spend time with whoever….

  40. Soupie says:

    I am waiting for the year when Charlotte is a 16 yr old rebel. That’s all I’ve got!

  41. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    There is no way Kate does any gardening. She needs to flash Diana’s cursed ring every chance she gets, and knows that her hands will be photographed. There is no way she would risk ruining her manicure. Which is why the stories of Stepford Kate cooking like a house frau are also b.s. It’s amazing how gullible they think the public are.

    • Lindsay says:

      I work in my garden every day with gloves on. My hands are none the worse for wear, and I don’t even get manicures like Kate undoubtedly does.

  42. L4frimaire says:

    Why does he always seem so underprepared for these events? He says the most banal anodyne things but one doesn’t get the impression he really looks into what the organization is doing, the people involved doing the work and their impact. I guess his exalted presence is enough.

    • Celia456 says:

      Someone else might remember better, but I believe he once said that he doesn’t read his briefing notes.

      • Lady D says:

        He was at a site on Vancouver Island at a charity his mother had started 25 years earlier. (I think it was a home for single mothers) He was surprised to find out Diana had started it and then he laughed and said he never reads his notes.

      • Lizzie says:

        Okay, that is about the 1000 thing that sounds just like trump. Staff had draw him pictures, one only one or two at a time

  43. Lila says:

    Gardening is relaxing and rewarding. But my goodness, William is doing no favors for the cause. They could have sent the three kids to play in he garden for an hour and it would have been a better event than this.

    I hate that William can’t even say, “I don’t know how to garden, teach me something.” It’s much more approachable but of course William doesn’t have enough humility to go that route.

    • L4frimaire says:

      This type of visit is something Charles would do very well, stilted conversations and all. At least he genuinely cares about and is knowledgeable about farming, agriculture and gardening. It’s also very age appropriate for Chuck.

      • Lila says:

        I like that!

      • swirlmamad says:

        @L4frimaire, they would’ve been much smarter to have Charles do this engagement. But because they want to shove square peg Will into a round hole, they stick him out there and then we get this. When you know better, you do better, and clearly William doesn’t know very much.

  44. Monica says:

    That first photo is bizarre. I thought I was looking at Prince Philip for a moment.

  45. Truthiness says:

    This comment really disturbs me. How many properties does he stay at and Kate does all the gardening?! When they are at KP, with all the KP gardens, and Kate does all the gardens? Apparently the landscaping people and gardeners are invisible and they do not count as people? Wth, this is a mistake that the Queen would never make and it shows that he is the farthest thing from ready to be a keen king. And if anyone has bragging rights about gardening, look no further than Houghton Hall, no sarcasm, they are some of the best British gardens I’ve ever seen. But then Will knows that.

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      I follow Houghton Hall on Insta and the gardens are stunning! I also live the interior shots of the Hall and the backstory that always goes with it

      • Truthiness says:

        Houghton Hall has god-tier gardens, right? The Rocksavages have made impeccable choices and when there is art in residence, it is truly a slice of heaven.

  46. Keri says:

    Baldemort: Re: gardening. “I really like it, but I have no idea what I’m doing,” he shared.

    Rose Hanbury: “I concur.”

    Kate Middleton: “I just close my eyes and think of Harry, er, England.”

  47. Dl says:

    The headline and him holding a little pink watering pot!!! I am done!!! I don’t even have to read the article the jokes in my head…😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  48. Shawna says:

    He tells lonely men – men who DON’T have wives for companionship – that he doesn’t garden because he, Baldimort, has a wife?!!!

    So. Tone. Deaf.

  49. Abby says:

    This makes me sad. What a neat organization. It feels like he came in unprepared and is mocking the group’s work. It’s so not hard to show up and be interested and do your job, even if the cause is not “your thing.”

    Why didn’t Charles do this? He would have been a better choice.

  50. Curious says:

    did william misunderstood what he is suppose to do there? its a program about mental health for men. don’t understand what Catherine gardening have to do with this .her planting veges is a hobby( or she gets her staff to help her.) this sort of gardening is different it is to help heal men emotionally.by him saying he had no clue about gardening,i thought did he not research where he was going and what it is about? to give them courage and a boost.he is one strange man,no empathy,no compassion, i guess since he is the future king these kind of events is beneath him, so he just shows up,chit chat and go home.he seems very anti social,thinks he do better on one and one . his brain won’t allow him to talk to many people at the same time, he can’t do it ..he must thank god that these events don’t last long ,he can only manage for an hour or so and he must leave.

    • Curious says:

      Another thing parents do not do is talk about their children habits. no one will know anything about your children, cause they go to school and home .when parents start labeling a little girl in not a good way ,its not a good thing to do . now she will be known as a bossy little girl that thinks she is 16 and wants to do what she wants. now every little thing this little girl do, the press will be watching to call her negative names. he don’t talk about George, and George is older .

  51. Roo says:

    My impression of him is that he’s dull, incurious and boring. And that’s the good bits. 🙄. I do, however, think he was awkwardly trying to be self-deprecating by saying he liked gardening but didn’t know much about it. If he had followed it up with questions about what they grow, how they set up the garden plots, etc, then it would have been a better look for him.

    • Monica says:

      His grandfather would say similar things, but had the charm to pull it off most of the time. William does not.

  52. Lizzie says:

    I believe the second part of his sentence 100% but the first part not at all.

  53. Amelia says:

    “I have no idea what I’m doing” do you ever?

  54. Haapa says:

    I just want to use this opportunity to mention how I dearly love British gardener and tv show host Monty Don. He often talks about his struggles with mental health issues and how gardening helped him so much. He’s the best!

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Haapa, It’s interesting that there evidently wasn’t any discussion about mental health during his visit. I would have any number of questions about that and asking some of the men (if they felt comfortable answering) what about gardening has helped them find their equalibriam. In fact, I would probably have lots of questions. I’m not a gardener; yes, I can do it, but I don’t enjoy it. However, that’s not what this Men’s Shed is all about is it? It’s about improving your mental health. Does anyone in that family understand mental health AT ALL?

  55. Cass says:

    Why no effort to name the town?

  56. Curious says:

    the top pic is making me laugh. why will the press take a pic of him holding a pink watering can that looks like little girls use it ,in a men mental health place?

  57. Shell says:

    We have mens sheds in Australia too. The one near me helped repaint and restore the benches at our playgroup (which is another community organisation run for mums and toddlers). Mens sheds involve what men would normally do in their own backyard shed – like fix things, build things, garden, etc – but with other men so they can build friendships.

  58. Jannie says:

    Pls stop talking about these white people’s twisted idols for at least one second..!!!

  59. Margaret says:

    To me, willie is not dressed appropriately. Question is he receiving botox?, i mean his cheeks look lumpy.

  60. Amy Too says:

    Apparently Charlotte is going through a Cartman phase: “whatever! I do what I want! I run with 12 gangs and we only commit hate crimes! Whatever, I do what I want!”

  61. Stephanina says:

    I cringeddd reading that comment about Charlotte. Knowing what the RF is like, I can already imagine how that one comment about her “wanting to do whatever she wants” will be the basis of her perceived public personality in the years to come