Prince William is ‘dreading’ finding out what the Sussexes will do next

Diana's 60th birthday

There’s been a nice sense of peace around the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following Harry’s return to California. He flew out of Heathrow on July 2nd, and he was home in time to celebrate Independence Day with Meghan, Lili and Archie. By all accounts, Harry and Meghan plan to spend the rest of their summer in Montecito, both of them taking parental leave until September, probably. I fully expect Harry and Meghan to roll out some stuff related to Archewell in the fall. Meanwhile, on Salt Island, the royal reporters and the Windsors are lost. They have nothing substantive to hold over Harry’s head. They have nothing to threaten him with. So we’ll probably get more stories like this: Prince William is “dreading” the Sussexes’ next moves.

Prince William is “dreading” finding out what Meghan Markle and Harry plan to do next as they continue their non-royal lives, an expert has claimed. Since quitting the royal family the Sussexes have signed multi-million pound contacts with Netflix and Spotify, and Meghan has released her own children’s book.

Duncan Larcombe believes the couple are still cashing in on the royal brand by continuously talking about it, saying they need to find a new way to work. He told OK! magazine : “What do they do next? That’s a question Prince William is dreading the answer to. Ultimately, they have to find a way to do their work in LA while not trading in on the royal brand. Prince Harry hasn’t exactly been subtle. He’s revealed to the world that he pretty much hates his family and the whole system is rotten to the core, but by continually talking about the royals, they’re cashing in on the brand.

“If they spend their whole careers selling that royal brand, they’ll never speak to William again.”

[From The Daily Mirror]

The real question Prince William and all of these royal reporters must ask themselves is NOT “what will Harry and Meghan do next?” The real question is “Why are we so obsessed with what the Montecito royals are doing?” It’s a huge f–king problem for the Future Future King, The Other Brother, Elegant Baldemort, First of His Name, if the biggest story about him these days is “William dreads Harry’s next move.” The thing is, William does have some big stories which he’s keeping under wraps: rose bushes, what’s basically looking like an informal separation from Kate, and a deepening estrangement from the Middletons. Which is exactly why we’ll see tons of these kinds of stories in the coming months. “William is super worried about Harry” and “William is still engorged with rage about the Sussexes” etc. Keep your eye on the feint.

NHS' birthday in London

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge marks the 93rd Anniversary of the NHS

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.

Related stories

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

149 Responses to “Prince William is ‘dreading’ finding out what the Sussexes will do next”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Merricat says:

    Maybe if William gets busy doing his own work, he won’t have time to worry about what Harry is doing. Lol. Keep your eyes on your own paper, William.

    • goofpuff says:

      That’s it really. Wills has nothing because he spent years avoiding work. Even his attempts at work failed (air ambulance and bespoke college courses). All he is good at is trying to put his name on other people’s hard work and taking all the credit. Now he can’t take credit for Harry’s work anymore and he hs to work more to not look like the lazy ass he is.

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        And why would someone, who is SO SURE, and told ALL of his life, that he was “anointed by God” to “rule” (ha!) be *so worried* about what someone 6th in line might or might not do?

        Seriously, TOBB needs to get off his lazy, entitled arse and actually DO/START SOMETHING of his own. He might actually learn that he can feel some real personal satisfaction, as well as personal growth. But nah… never gonna happen, who am I kidding! 😄

    • myjobistoprincess says:

      exactly. I look at Albert of Monaco, he has his own problems, but one thing about him nobody can deny is that he works day in day out. the guy would f&?% the broom, but you know, he’s a haaaard worker that’s why his people love him so much although he’s a total wreck behind bedroom doors. I keep trying to look for things that william does, that could make change my mind and give him a chance but I just cant find anything. Same with katie keene. What do they do?

      • Christine says:

        “the guy would f&?% the broom, but you know, he’s a haaaard worker…”

        Thank you, I will remember this laugh.

    • taris says:

      i must say i, too, have been enjoying the uncharacteristic quiet around the sussexes this past week. i’d like to think of them as spending their summer just relaxing with their babies and dogs and chickens, and getting ready to unveil some projects when the time is right.
      i’m sure it won’t last, though, because it never does.

      anyway, william and the firm need to worry more about the future of their monarchy, esp post-queen. the obsessive h&m bashing and scapegoating is so transparently desperate. it may make their most hardcore supporters happy, but in the grand scheme of things it’s not at all helping them expand their appeal beyond the older, whiter demographics.

      • taris says:

        okay, so the first part of this comment has not aged well.

        only a few hours later, the sun has an unhinged, totally unprovoked ‘scoop’ on harry and meghan.
        sigh.

    • Exactly MERRICAT. William and Kate need to just shut up and do the work. Whining and mean-girling close relatives is an awful look for a FF King and Queen.

      And, please —- it’s not the Sussexes who are media whores! The reason the Sussexes are constantly in the news has nothing to do with them, they’re constantly in the news because it seems absolutely no one in the royal family can do one thing without dragging one or the other of the Sussexes into it or making some nasty comment about them that they make sure gets leaked. Then you have most of the British media who have to include some nasty comments about them for the clicks or ratings! The Royals, the media, and the ‘carnival of so-called royal experts’ wouldn’t have to worry and fret if they’d just shut up about the Sussexes. Unfortunately for them, the only interest any of them can drum up in their activities is to drag the Sussexes into it.

      • Christine says:

        Yep. Meghan has done absolutely nothing publicly for weeks, and Harry only has because of his Mother, her birthday, and a statue. Please, direct your attention to your side of the pond, where your dumb duke and duchess are breaking quarantines and blundering around mask-less, we will keep our Duke and Duchess in the U.S., thanks.

        Finders keepers.

    • Bess says:

      Also, eventually the spotlight on Harry and Meghan would have faded once the “newness” of having an American duchess faded. William is still the future future king and the spotlight would be back on the Cambridge family once the Queen passes. Harry and Meghan would have been been far less importance as George and Charlotte got older.

      • Fawsia says:

        He never had the spot light. William and his wife are boring and have zero charisma. His father is the future king and he still mad about not having the spotlight.

      • Christine says:

        +1 Fawsla

      • Merricat says:

        Lol. Meghan and Harry are charismatic people doing great work. Nobody gets tired of that.

    • Juniper says:

      One thing William doesn’t ever have to be concerned about is his paper!

    • Sylvia says:

      This reads more like this RR (and his likes) crying desperately to know about Harry and Meghan’s business. So, swap ‘William’ with ‘we RR’s are dying to know…’.

      They literally know zero about what’s going on in Monticito – business or private wise. The Cambridges nor the leakers at the palaces can help them out. No Sussexes stories to monetize to pay their bills. They are panacking and fear for their jobs/ commenting gigs, that’s why you see these ridiculous pieces.

      • Nyro says:

        This. I can’t stand Baldy but you’re right, this sounds more like the fears of the royal reporters.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Sylvia, on board with your take. RR’s have bills to pay and money to make. This isn’t coming from Will. If Will is dreading anything at the moment, it’s putting up a loving performance while enjoying the game. That’s the level of his work ouput.

  2. Lizzie says:

    Too bad there was not some way they could have kept tabs on Harry, such as keeping he and a Meghan as part time working royals. William could call Harry up and ask if he hadn’t repeatedly backstabbed Harry. It looks like William really drove away his best ally thinking he could treat Harry like dirt and there was nothing Harry could do about it.

    • Pao says:

      All of this. I don’t get the continuous whining from the royal camp about meghan, harry and their business deals. They could have kept an eye on that had they agreed to the half in half out the sussexes proposed. But no, the windsors thought that playing hard with them would give them the upper hand.

      That being said, im incredibly happy that harry&meghan are fully cut loose and the windsors have no means of controlling them.

    • Sofia says:

      Yup. If they wanted to keep a close eye on the Sussexes, they should have treated them well from the start actually. If not then yes, they definitely should have accepted the half in half out proposal. They said no and now here we and they are.

    • Nomegusta says:

      You hit all the nails on the head. It doesn’t pay to be a snake in the grass, Willeth

    • Myra says:

      Right? They had the chance and they blew it. I, am super thankful for that. It was a blessing in disguise.

  3. Amy Bee says:

    How can Harry be trading on the royal brand and trashing it at the same time? These royal commentators don’t know what narrative to use. William’s main problem is the royal rota are more interested in Harry and Meghan than him and his wife.

    • Mindy_Dopple says:

      They’re talking in circles, any mention of his life is apparently trading on the royal brand. They can’t get it through their head that he is a royal – no matter if he’s working in the UK or not. They can’t take that away from him and it burns them.

  4. Noki says:

    What does the nickname TOBB stand for around here ?

  5. JT says:

    Will needs to get a life; he is more passionate about Harry’s life than his own damn marriage and it’s pathetic.

    • Pao says:

      He’s more passionate about harry’s life than his own and apparently he’s also more obsessed with harry’s wife than his own.TOB has issues. I think therapy wouldn’t be bad for him

      • JT says:

        I keep saying this but William is soooo obsessed with Meghan. He sounds as jilted over Meghan as Angela Levin sounds over Harry. William is never described as this concerned when talking about his own wife and when he did, it was only because of Meg “attacking” her.

      • Pao says:

        @jt: he’s doing the most while meghan has never even uttered his name. He does look like a jilted lover.

      • Nyro says:

        Facts! He has certainly expressed more passion over Meghan than he has his own wife. Has Keen ever gotten him worked up like this? I highly doubt it.

  6. TIFFANY says:

    The toothy photo will never not bring me joy. Keep it up Kaiser.

    • BabsORIG says:

      Not sure why William likes to put his fake tooth on display all the time🙄

    • Me says:

      PWT is becoming more and more rat-faced as he gets older—and Kate looks unhappy—living out your mummy’s fantasy has to grate after a while. What’s it all for really? Just more of the 400+ years of generational toxicity from the Hannover-Saxe-Coburg-Windsor family.

    • Me says:

      PWT is becoming more and more rat-faced as he gets older—and Kate looks unhappy—living out your mummy’s fantasy has to grate after a while. What’s it all for really? Just more of the 400+ years of generational toxicity from the Hannover-Saxe-Coburg-Windsor family.

    • JanetDR says:

      I love the photo -so goofy!

  7. equality says:

    So does Will sit around and worry what Peter and Zara are going to do to cash in on royal connections? Peter sold milk with a “member of the royal family” tagline in China. Zara has big money deals selling Land Rover and prams. And they certainly weren’t because of being a silver medalist on a team in the Olympics. If so, why do her teammates not have big money deals? Mike certainly isn’t above using and talking about that royal connection. H&M speaking once is continuously? Other than that what are they doing? Podcasts? William and Kate have done those. Written a book? So has Charles. Documentaries? So have Charles and William. Will needs to get in his own lane and work on his public demeanor.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      👏🏻. 👏🏻. 👏🏻. 👏🏻. THIS!!! 👏🏻. 👏🏻. 👏🏻. 👏🏻

    • windyriver says:

      Add too, a couple of months ago Mike Tindall became a brand ambassador for Pureis, a company that makes a CBD food supplement .

      • nina says:

        Apt brand ambassador. He looks like a stoner who has fallen on his face while high, too many times. Nose gone from so many falls or is it too many punches to the face during his rugby days? Shrug, don’t care to ponder which. Still weird looking.

    • 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼….well said, Equality……. It’s way past even soap opera land, they’ve all landed in fantasy land. William and Kate are so thin-skinned, they are becoming transparent. Or, in LOTR parlance ….Gollum, Gollum…..seems Harry and Meghan have stolen their “precious”. They both need to be “nice Smegal” and move on with their lives.

    • gilda says:

      I only wish you could throw these receipts in Will and Kate’s insipid faces. Absolutely brilliant.

  8. Pao says:

    Its actually none of williams business so he can kick rocks.

    • Yvette says:

      @Pao … “Its actually none of williams business so he can kick rocks.”

      LOL! I am SO stealing the “he can kick rocks” line. :)

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Haha yes kick rocks and or another good one “he can go pound sand.” This is all about control. He can’t stand that H&M got out from under his control and he can’t do anything to hurt them anymore. I think he likes being able to hurt people at will.

      • Yvette says:

        @Liz version 700 … “he can go pound sand.”

        LOL! That ‘is’ good. I’m stealing it, too! :)

  9. Miranda says:

    Isn’t it amazing that William is so shit-scared of what Harry and Meghan MIGHT do, that they don’t really have to say or do anything?

    • taris says:

      u know, at this point it’s really only the ‘experts’ who won’t shut the fuck up about harry and meghan and an interview that happened months ago. h&m are currently at their home, minding their own business. and yet, we keep hearing (from the same people who screech constantly that noone wants to hear about h&m anymore) nonstop blubber about what they might or might not do next, what they need to do to be ‘forgiven’, when they might be back in the UK … the obsession is pathological.

    • Harry and Meghan just breathing seems to scare the shit out of House Cambridge and all the ‘carnival of so-called royal experts’. I’m telling you it’s beginning to read as if William is sure Harry has found the “one ring” to rule them all….🌋….that’s how insane all this reporting of William’s horrific fears is becoming.

      • JT says:

        All of the whining over what H&M might do is just adding to their power. The Sussexes don’t even have to say a damn thing and the whole system that is propping up the monarchy is scared. Of what? Those RRs and the BM are waiting with baited breath hoping that Harry and Meghan do anything so they have something to talk about. Who are the irrelevant ones again?

  10. Mindy_Dopple says:

    This is just something I noted on the articles and I’m actually up and early enough to post this comment, I’ve noticed that when they critique the Sussex, they don’t ever bring up the Dax podcast or TMYCS – they only reference the Oprah interview with Megan. They really try to ignore his own words and solitary stance against how he was raised and how HE and his family was treated.

    • Pao says:

      That is because despite everything harry is a blue blooded royal and they (the rf and the press) want him back. Its meghan they don’t want.

      • Yvette says:

        @Pao … True, and they’re becoming bolder and bolder at making that point. “William won’t make Harry halfway if Meghan is still there” and things would work out all around if Meghan wasn’t there” and “The family doesn’t want to deal with Meghan.”

  11. Woke says:

    That’s i think is part of why they took an extended maternity leave. It’s true that their work so far has been tainted by the drama around their exit. When they come back I doubt they’ll talk about the islanders again, they said their piece and moved on.

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      Agreed. I do think it will be the smartest move for them. They said what they said, they have their family, now it’s time to get back to work for their sake, not for some Salty Isle.

      • Fawsia says:

        Isn’t that what they doing? Meghan didn’t say shit about them, people, since 3/7.

    • Pao says:

      The only things that was “tainted” by their exist was the oprah interview (which isn’t what i would consider part of their work) and The Me You Can’t See, because it was part of harry’s own mental health journey. Other than that they haven’t really addressed the split from the royal family.

      I do agree that i hope that part is done now. They’ve talked about it. Set a few records straight. Onwards and upwards

    • Fawsia says:

      Says who? Didn’t they just raise millions of dollars for VAX live? Girl Please

    • ABritGuest says:

      Hmm apart from salty British tabloids were people talking about the Oprah interview/exit from royal duties when Meghan’s children book came out? Her NPR interview was work only.

      I don’t think this came from KP. This is a royal expert who like Phil Dampier the other day is bored & doesn’t like not knowing what H&M are up to.

      The tabloids were eating good in the period H&M were there & the palaces were leaking like sieves. They need new content for their royal podcasts etc which popped up when Meghan married in & which are 98% focused on H&M. They are thirstier than fans for H&M (and especially Meghan) next appearances & for new content to slate

    • Exactly, Woke. Pause, Refresh, Next chapter.

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      Nothing about them or what they hv done is “tainted.” Its the BRF rot and stink that folks who wouldnt normally pay attention, are seeing and smelling right now.

    • Sunday says:

      Tainted? Are the kitchens/community centers that Archewell funded tainted? Was their donation to Genesis Women’s Shelter during an emergency tainted? Is a children’s book about the love between father and son and pride of a mother tainted?

      The only thing tainted is the maniacal tabloid coverage of two people who are just trying to protect themselves and their children and do some good in the world. That’s it.

  12. Becks1 says:

    William should focus on his own work and let Harry focus on his. Harry isn’t worried about what William is doing in terms of projects etc, William should follow his lead.

    But of course William wants to see Harry’s next move, bc if Harry so much as steps off his property it distracts the rota for a month. The longer Harry is quiet (now its been a week), the more bored the rota will get and they’ll look around for a new story.

    • Pao says:

      Unfortunately i don’t think they will leave harry and meghan alone for a long while. I do wonder what this summer will bring in terms of royal stories. The Cambridges will be on holiday soon. And the sussexes are on parental leave. So will they start writing a bit shadier about the Cambridges or will they go completely unhinged about the sussexes?

      • Harper says:

        I’m wondering the same thing once the summer vacation starts. The Sussexes are quiet and Kate will be MIA with the children for the summer vacation. Will a few blurry photos of the clan disembarking from their Range Rovers at Balmoral be good enough for the tabs? I doubt it. Maybe Schillings will drop the 30-page dossier. That could take the tabs through the summer, much to Kate & TOB’s chagrin.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think they will start getting shadier about the Cambridges. At the end of the day, the Cambs are who they have left and I have to imagine that at some point even Daily fail readers are going to tire of reading stories like “what Meghan COULD be doing right now!!!!” And the RRs usually get antsy over the summer anyway.

      • Sofia says:

        Right now the media is busy with the Euros so once that ends, they’ll go back to their Sussex stories. But as others above me have said, the rota tends to get more antsier in the summer because of the lack of royal stuff in general and people will eventually get bored of the “we hate Meghan!” campaign. It is coming up to 5 years now.

        They won’t completely drop the Cambridge scandals but they’ll whisper and hint at them.

    • Jais says:

      Agree becks1- William is desperate to see what Harry will do next just means he is praying please can Harry do something so the rota will have topics for their articles. As long as Harry doesn’t name William as the racist one, anything Harry does is news and William wants Harry served up as food for the tabloids. So yeah he’s desperate to see.
      Pao-maybe both?

      • Pao says:

        Probably both😂

      • Snuffles says:

        Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

        Cain is dreading NOT knowing the Sussex’s plans, and them going dark this summer for parental leave. If there is nothing to brief against, leak or twist or keep the RRs occupied, he knows they will turn on him.

        He’s genuinely terrified of the next 3 months.

  13. Jan says:

    Since Princess William is cut off from the Sussexes, with nothing to leak, he should be scared.
    The vultures are waiting on him and Buttons.
    The BM should really concentrate on the working Royals on the Island, since their mission to sabotage Harry and Meghan failed, Netflix, Spotify, Procter & Gamble and Random House are in the business to make profits, Netflix turned down Cain and he is second in line to the Throne.
    The BM still can’t believe that Harry walked away even with the RF using the honorary military medals as a bargaining chip backfired.
    As Harry said he should have done something sooner about the racism sooner, but it’s better late than never.

    • L84Tea says:

      The one thing I am really hoping for is that when life is more back to normal and H&M can actually be out and about safely, that the BM will finally accept that they’re gone. I know they’re never going to stop talking about them or leave them alone, but I think one of their biggest issues is the refusal to accept that they’re gone, and maybe the fact that H&M have spent the majority of the last year and a half quietly tucked away ‘mostly’ unseen keeps fueling that. I’m hoping that once they see them out and about more–like on red carpets and doing events that the Keens could never even dream of, or even just being seen at a restaurant or shopping–that maybe they will move to the acceptance stage. I know it’s a long shot, but one can hope.

      • Jais says:

        Hope for the same @L84TEA. I really hope they can go to coffee shops and parks and the beach as a fam and we never see. Hope they are doing that now.

  14. Yvette says:

    These Salty Saps crack me up. Is it ‘really’ the Sussexes who are continuously talking about their Brand? It’s like, “We can say whatever we want about them but they shan’t dare defend themselves are talk about anything at all!” :)

  15. Sure says:

    Good to see phone hacking stained Duncan is”still cashing in on the royal brand by continuously talking about it”. HYPOCRITE!

    • Eurydice says:

      Yes, maybe Harry should check his cell phone because there’s no other way Duncan can know what Harry is thinking about “a new way to work.”

  16. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    One thing to remember is that Harry is making a ton of “behind the scenes” moves for a life out of the spotlight. There isn’t any guarantee that we’ll even hear from him or Meghan after parent leave is over except that UK reporters will be tripping over themselves with their next moves. I think part of the reason Harry created distance now rather than wait is due to pile of scandals that are waiting to be reported. It’s better to create a relationship of space now so you have enough plausible deniability later when the card house comes down. They will come for William. And if he thinks the monarchy will enjoy the peace and love they got during Elizabeth’s reign will automatically transfer over to Charles, he’s in for a shock. I’ve heard Le Monde has a calendar of how they’ll break British royal scandals after the queen goes.

    • Becks1 says:

      That’s a good point. When their parental leave is over, it doesnt mean that they’re going to be walking red carpets every day (come on Emmys!). I do think they will put their face to their projects, but a lot of their work is going to be behind the scenes. Like Meghan isn’t going to be in the Netflix series about Invictus (I doubt anyway.) I don’t think we’re going to see either of them in something like The Me You Can’t See again.

      I have seen similar rumors on twitter about the british press – that after the queen goes the gloves are going to come off.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        Given my background as a reporter, I can tell you that some of those rumors have some real bite to them but the second they gain any traction or someone thinks about reporting it….a EU palace attorney shows up and ruins everything. No one has the strength to fight back as it stands. There will come a day.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        NotSoSimpleTaylor, does EU stand for European Union, and if so, why would the EU have anything to do with it since the UK is no longer a part of that?

        I assume it would be costly to fight this in court besides the energy necessary to do so. I wonder if it’s possible for a group of reporters sticking together to get the info out would make it work? Nothing like sharing costs and you know that if it goes to court the truth will come out. Do you think the brf is really willing to go that far?

        I’m in the US, so this kind of control over the press is truly surprising to me, and really rather horrifying. The brf isn’t doing themselves any favors. Do they want to deal with one crisis at a time or a boat load?

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ NotSoSimpleTaylor, I hope that day comes sooner than later. They certainly deserve every bit of being exposed for who they truly are given what TOBB and Keen Guevara did to Harry and Meghan!! I hope karma comes soon!!

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        Yes. they use EU laws to say that we are invading William’s privacy, especially when William is on vacation in the Alps. Honestly, it’s partially why I’m here. I can be a crazy woman spouting off all the rumors and gossip on here and get out a lot of what I learned without worrying about my livlihood. About a year ago, I had a great story about William having contacts with Russian agents (and possible contact William had with Vladmir Putin) and their lawyers were on me before I finished my final paragraph. I wish I could say I was exaggerating but I’m not.

        The EU press laws are different and if a story breaks in the EU, it will break in the UK so the goal is to scare everyone before it has a chance to break and William scared everyone when he went after those nude photos of Kate. His lawyers were RUTHLESS. The royal family has lawyers who specialize in libel and defamation in every country. The one who works for them in Denmark is a real piece of work and the one in France – well he won them that case. Most reporters in the EU just stay away from the British royal family, especially after Diana. But while I’m not vindictive, I truly don’t like the way William plays games with the media and it will cost him when the Queen is gone.

      • Nic919 says:

        They had a better argument over the Kate photos because there were on private property and a telephoto lens was used. But I suspect a lot of the William stories aren’t quite as easily defended. More than one Uk press person has hinted at the fact that they are sitting on a lot of William stories, but then they delete their tweet.

        But I do wonder why they don’t get US reporters to do stories about them. Their libel laws are much looser and if William had interactions that were captured by any of the five eyes countries, it would be a story.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Nic919, I wondered about the US reporters, too. Would they be interested in the brf? I wonder about political reporters since Russian agents might get their interest. You know the problem with slander, liable and defamation is that what is reported can’t be true to meet the definitions. If it’s true, would they want to highlight that fact in court? I have no doubt the evidence is there to find.

        NotSoSimpleTaylor, it’s got to be beyond frustrating to know what you know and what you have as evidence and still get shut down. It’s time for countries outside of the EU to start getting some facts out there. Let the brf go after them. I’d buy the wine!

        Probably the best thing that TQ and PC could do would be to start having PW attend engagements with them. Teach him how it’s done–because it’s clear he doesn’t have a clue. Keen Kant can stay at home playing tennis and getting hair extentions (because no one will convince me she actually take care of her children or even spends that much tie with them. Then I would make it clear to both Keen and Mids to stop with their press crap and I would follow it up with consequences the minute they start up. MAYBE it would give him a better profile than he has now.

      • nina says:

        @Nic919 Because stories about the British royal family don’t do that well in the U.S. Diana was extremely popular but only with certain sections of the public. Americans just don’t understand why the British public in this day and age are still funding the RF. Simply put Americans are not that into the BRF.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Nina, I think you’re right that overall the interest in the US isn’t the same as it was in the Diana days, and Americans view the monarchy as archaic, but, imo, Americans still care *just enough* about the BRF (the same way we’re interested in any celebrity family) that the right type of story would interest Americans: #1 example is Andrew, but Mummy has managed to keep his name out of a lot of it.

        I think if there was an infidelity scandal with William, that would capture people’s attention for sure. Americans were definitely aware of SussexIt, and Meghan’s treatment by the family and the country’s media did not go unnoticed.

        I hope something about William drops soon. There’s got to be something he’s worried about to be this paranoid!

  17. SarahCS says:

    I love it when they accidentally tell the truth, just not in the way they think they are.

    Of course he is, he wishes they didn’t exist at all or that Harry (only, obvs) was here and under his thumb to be the forever scapegoat. Everything the Sussexes do is a nightmare for TOB and a significant amount of that is right on his own shoulders. You reap what you sow Willy.

  18. Lemons says:

    The question is…William what are you doing next? Outside of just saying hello to the commoners, it doesn’t look like you’re doing much of anything! Definitely nothing newsworthy!

  19. Bess says:

    Someone should tell William that all of this public rumination about Harry is a bad look for a future king.

    • SarahCS says:

      Bold of you to assume he would listen to anyone even if they dared his wrath by speaking up on this.

      • Bess says:

        There’s got to be a way of speaking to William that preserves his ego, but still gets the point across.

    • Eurydice says:

      The only people who can speak to William are the Queen and Charles. They can smack him upside the head and not worry about hurting his feelings.

      • Lorelei says:

        Unfortunately, for reasons I do not understand, both the Queen and Charles both seem to have been rendered completely spineless by William

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        @Lorelei Because if either of them don’t do what William wants he threatens to abdicate. I’m pretty sure he threatens to abdicate 3 or 4 times a week. They know William doesn’t care about the institution in the slightest but that in order for it to survive they need him to look like he cares.

  20. Over it says:

    Would these thoughts from Baldemort to Duncunt be considered leaking to friends in the media? And the only reason Willy is worrying is because the Sussex are giving him nothing to copy. He has run out of copy material and he is sweating about it.

  21. S808 says:

    He needs to be worried about HIS next move. What’s going on with EarthShot?

    • nina says:

      Isn’t he still in a dispute over the name Earthshot. Apparently the name is owned by an American gaming company that make video games based on environmental issues.

      He’s advisors are really amateur hour. How do you claim a name in this day and age without due diligence to establish that it is available. Now they are hoping that the company can be persuaded by the likes of David Attenborough and Shakira to relinquish the name. Pffft.

      • LMR says:

        Hahahaha! That’s hilarious. Why would his crack team lower themselves by bothering to check American trademarks? We Yanks are just a bunch of ignorant savages.

      • Lorelei says:

        Are you kidding me?! They *launched the project* with that name, before making sure it was even available?! That’s so ludicrous I can barely even believe it. That’s like…Step One before going any further. Absolute morons.

        Although I guess it’s possible that William _was_ told by his team that the name was unavailable, but his ginormous ego convinced him it wouldn’t be a problem, and he probably thought that the original titleholder, a peasant, would be honored to give up the name to William 🙄

        JFC my son’s elementary school classmates could do a better job running the show than the current dimwits at KP.

  22. Mina_Esq says:

    If the Sussexes keep this up, William may have to find a new scapegoat. The Middletons should lay low! Lol

  23. Kfg says:

    I think he’s really scared. I think H told baldimort at the unveiling that if he kept it up and kept attacking his wife and kids, he was going to drop everything and destroy him. Probably why H looked so relaxed, he knew he had the upper hand. And that also explains the exhile of Keen. She and her family are creepy af and keep talking about H&M while Keen keeps trying to seduce H. He threatened them and they know H isn’t playing so the rota won’t have stories about H&M and they are going to attack baldy and keen.

    • Harper says:

      I think Harry told TOB that there would not be a repeat of Kate angling to get the two brothers together for a reconciliation photoshoot at the Statue Unveiling like she did at the funeral for Philip, or else. At that point, TOB realized it was in his best interest to throw Kate under the bus to keep Harry from dropping receipts. Kate knows that Wills bears just as much blame for what went down with the Sussexes and is resenting the fact that now her little media games are getting her benched while TOB continues to malign H&M without penalty. She crashes the game with George as her payback for missing the Statue Unveiling; Will retaliates by getting her benched from Wimbledon with a fake covid exposure.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Harper, what’s always confused me is that Keen seems to believe that she has the same power that Baldimort does. Or, actually more power? After all she’ll be Queen Consort because her husband is Prince William. Can it get better than that?
        Does she really think that she and her family can leak with impunity? In my opinion, that was probably the worst thing she could have done, and I expect that she and her family will be punished for that. It’ll be interesting in the months ahead to see what happens with the Mids and especially Ma Mid.

        I have no doubt that Harry said no RRs or I’m outta here. I don’t know about Keen’s nonappearance was him, too. I think there were any number of the family who were incensed with Keen and I could see TQ exerting her power to put her in her place. Especially with Keen telling all and sundry she should be the next Queen–Lizzie ain’t dead yet and it appears she knows more of what goes on than what I thought.

    • Eurydice says:

      I like to think that Harry didn’t have to threaten Will at all, just smile at him with all his teeth.

  24. Robin says:

    They’ll be living happy, normal and productive lives, William, which is what you dread most.

  25. Margaret says:

    Well there definitely a void, with Sussexes on leave. I thought the trolls were begging for news blackouts on harry and meghan, now that they have it, it’s scary.
    So now it’s kate and willie watching tennis matches, and willie watching football. Beyond that what’s next to deflect from.

  26. Lizzie says:

    Harry is the queen’s problem (not that I think Harry is a problem) and I guess Charles if he is regent. Not TOB’s however. TOB does not need to concern himself with his brother until he is king and that is decades away. TOB has no actual role at the moment except trying to be liked. myob.

  27. ShazBot says:

    I wonder how long it will be until people really start asking what it is he does all the time. His last few engagements have been going to watch EURO games which…what a blessed life. It’s not like he actually DOES anything for EarthShot. Smart people come up with their projects and I would hope they have an actual expert panel of judges for it, not just celebrities who know nothing about environmental science.
    What a sad and pitiful way to go through life, caring about nothing and no one, and making no mark on the world in any measurable way.

    • L84Tea says:

      I’ve asked on here before, as I’ve seen others too, that I wonder how it feels to Will to see friends of his that are his own age working in successful careers and living normal lives of marriage, working, kids, travel, etc. while he goes to football matches and drinks in pubs and not much else, yet he’s the FFK. I wonder if he feels any shame or embarrassment at all that the guys he grew up with and went to school with have likely done something with their lives (even that Van Strubenzee has his own company or something) and he skates by like a trust fund baby playing around.

      • Pao says:

        Since most of his friends are arosto’s i highly doubt it. In those circles you can’t get higher up than (future) monarch

      • L84Tea says:

        You’re probably right. It might not be so bad if he was actually doing some future POW stuff, but Will literally doesn’t do ANYTHING. I would be mortified if I had nothing to show for myself while all my friends were being real adults, title or no title.

      • Eurydice says:

        He seems like such a delusional dimwit that it might be William actually thinks he’s doing actual work. Like, “Phew! That football match was exhausting!” “And after having to squire Granny around Scotland, I really need a holiday.”

    • Sunday says:

      The minute Harry or William open their mouths, their true character becomes blatantly apparent. Whenever Harry gives a speech or comments off-the-cuff, he always sounds intelligent, engaged, thoughtful, and compassionate. Whenever William gives a speech it’s reading from notes, like a surly teenager in public speaking class. Whenever William comments off-the-cuff, whether it’s talking with first responders at the start of the pandemic or recording a podcast with the boys, he reveals himself to be crass, uninformed, cruel, and sometimes downright bigoted. His humor is always in poor taste and consistently punches down (whether at people worried about covid or the Indian delivery guy being taken down by security).

      Even wielding the press as his attack dogs, William cannot hide his true self, and it’s not pretty.

  28. Ann says:

    One of my favorite comments over the past few weeks was the opinion/idea that William wanted to squeeze Harry out to live in exile as Edward VIII did – royal in name but living in shame for having abandoned his post, always needing $$ from the family to support himself and his American wife (that’s how the family saw it anyway). William expected Harry to be an exiled puppet dependent on him. That’s not how things worked out though!

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      I think that is a great deal of what’s eating him alive.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Ann, Oh, yes. I believe that’s what everyone expected, not just W. Oops, guess they were wrong. I think that what Earl Spencer said really applies to the brf about not being imaginative. It just never occurred to them that H&M would thrive without their help. They must have been gobsmacked!

      • BlueToile says:

        Yes. I will never forget that hateful cartoon that showed a poor and ragged H&M carrying a baby and begging outside BP. It was sickening. People seriously that that would happen.

  29. lanne says:

    What is Willnot’s story? What is the narrative he is creating for his own ascendancy? The Queen had her story: she stepped into a role 20 years before she was expected to take it, and became a decades long example of duty and steadfastedness. Charles has his story: bad first marriage with scandal and public shame to contented second marriage. And as awkward as his personal life has been, he established the Princes Trust, and has become known as a steward of the environment and sustainable land management. Whatever his personal shortcomings and failings as a husband and parent, he has acquitted himself well as Prince of Wales. He took a position known for self indulgence and hedonism and created a legacy of meaningful work.

    What is Williams story? What has he accomplished? It’s already glaringly obvious that he has neither the aptitude, initiative, or temperament for this job. The importance of Harry to Williams future kingship is the elephant in the room that no British media wants to acknowledge. The throne seats one person, not 2. There’s no such thing as a Prince Consort for a king. The royal family is in crisis, and it’s not because of Meghan. Meghan is an easy scapegoat, but she’s not the cause of the crisis. If William and Kate are fundamentally unsuited to their job, and if they cannot do it, then even an unmarried Harry without Meghan wouldn’t help. Did they expect Harry to put on an Invisibility Cloak and make all the decisions/ do all the work?

    William has the spotlight he wanted for himself, and he seems to have no idea how to do the job he’s literally entitled to. He hasn’t developed any interests, pursued any goals, shown any leadership, and neither has his wife. He has a staff full of incompetent, lazy, enablers. He knows he can’t compete with Harry, but rather than challenge himself to carve out his own role like his father did, he just whines and complains about Meghan. When people talk about Williams legacy, what will he say? “ I couldn’t accomplish anything because that bloody woman took my brother away. Waaahh.”

    Lots of people dislike their sisters in law, but that shouldn’t interfere with a persons ability to do their job. Especially when said SIL lives on another continent and he hasn’t seen her in a year. I think the Cambridges will be more and more embraced by right wingers, as they are the poster children for white supremacy. They represent white entitlement. According to their supporters, they don’t have to achieve anything—so long as they look the part, they fulfill their role.

    • Eurydice says:

      I think the answer to your question is “yes.” William did expect Harry to do all the work from behind the scenes. And I think Harry would have done so if William had supported Meghan – both Harry and Meghan would have worked hard for the monarchy. But William seems to add petty, short-sighted and racist to his list of other attributes.

    • Sofia says:

      “Did they expect Harry to put on an Invisibility Cloak and make all the decisions/ do all the work?”

      My guess is yes. W&K would get the titles, money and privileges but do none of the “leg work” associated with being King and Queen. That would be Harry’s job – to do the “boring” bits like engagements and meetings. And also Meghan if she was willing to submit herself to the firm.

    • Sunday says:

      William (and Charles too, I think) fully expected Harry to shoulder any and everything William required of him. William was to reap all of the benefits and rewards as FFK while Harry would be there to confer with the peasants and whatnot.

      I disagree, however, that William doesn’t have any interests. I just think his interests do not, shall we say, align with the public image that the firm believes the heir should have, so they pretend they don’t exist. William cares about football, drinking, and general debauchery. He enjoys cruel, hateful humor that looks down on everyone, the more humiliating the better.

      Without Harry there to be his punching bag (both in the press and undoubtedly behind the scenes), his true nature is laid bare for all to see (…ew). Unless he’s reading woodenly from a prepared statement, William’s public commentary always reveals him to be a complete a*hole. The palace knows it, the press knows it, and they used Harry to hide that because they can’t figure out how to market an a*hole of a FFK to the public.

  30. Eurydice says:

    Now there’s a threat – “You’ll never speak to William again!” Um, promise?

  31. Izzy says:

    Man, the Sussexes really do live rent-free in Baldy’s head, don’t they?

  32. Gobo says:

    Their running a production company. Did he thing they would disappear? Naive.

  33. Julia K says:

    Wm is so jealous of Harry on so many levels. He covets his brother’s life and wife, not necessarily in that order. Pure jealousy. He is the eldest and the most entitled, yet Harry is the one living the dream.

  34. Jane Wilson says:

    Good lord. You’d think they were knocking over banks, hosting orgies and campaigning to legalize crack.

  35. MarqueeMoon says:

    William gets all of his relevance from being born into the royal family, but his brother was also born royal, William again wants the double standard, he wants to be relevant just for being born into the family without really doing anything, but doesn’t want the same for his brother, no matter how stupid the concept is , you can’t have it both ways

  36. macko says:

    The inane articles, have already been trickling out…….’Meghan and Harry, will have a 3rd baby’……’Harry really misses the UK’………’Harry really was trying to connect with William’. The fact that Harry left with the speed of the Roadrunner, after the unveiling is the CODA that should have been enough for the usual RR to digest and just STFU already. But they never will. So much for all the H&M pronouncements of ‘irrelevance’ , ‘boring duo’, ‘nobody cares’ ‘they will be an afterthought ‘

  37. Rnot says:

    Weren’t there a zillion stories about the royals “dreading” what Diana would do next after the divorce?

    • Lady D says:

      They were constant, even if you didn’t see or hear from Di for weeks at a time.

    • Christine says:

      Yes, and they picked on Diana’s mental health, daily. Harry and Meghan didn’t do Oprah to trash his family, they did it because it is getting shockingly close to repeating Diana, in England. That gets clearer by the day.

  38. Curious says:

    the golden child have no brains to do anything. he was born in a position that don’t require brains.being a future ,future king with the courtiers making all the decision,all they need is his signature,nothing else. i wonder what life is like when one is not allowed to even think for themselves? it will drive me insane having decisions made for me for the rest of my life. without William title,he will be nothing but a dud. he has no business sense. he also lacks compassion, empathy .

  39. jferber says:

    William needs a job, seriously. Just his existence (born a prince) is NOT a job if you do nothing but swan through life and expect worship and accolades. William’s “job” was enjoying himself for a long, long time before his marriage. He considers Kate an anchor on his fun and games and his rancor has soured and wilted him. Just as Meghan and Harry have the same work ethic, so do Will and Kate. Maybe William cut a ribbon in his damn life and he was hella resentful of that. So yes, he DOES have all the time in the world to gaslight Harry. William will NEVER forgive Harry for deserting him for Meghan. It’s like a warped soap opera with William in the role of scorned wife. William is a ridiculous and unworthy man.

  40. Pat says:

    And he will be the sovereign of the UK, Canada as well as 15 other commonwealth countries.That’s a Damn shame

  41. Pat says:

    And he will be the sovereign of the UK, Canada as well as 15 other commonwealth countries.That’s a Damn shame

  42. Curious says:

    William in fact should have no worries. he will inherite all the money left to Charles from the queen. after Prince Charles dies William don’t have to do any work.. if the monarchy remains or dies, William will still have money for many generations.

  43. Curious says:

    the thing is, William is not popular , he never been popular. Harry was and still is . that’s one market William will never win. William life is fake, while Harry life is real.

  44. Lucky Charm says:

    What does TOBB mean? I know TOB stands for The Other Brother, but what is the second B for?

  45. Well Wisher says:

    Just a suggestion that will be ignored, maybe William should read the Magna Carta issued in 1215 by King John. It was forced upon him by titled barons, it gave the law equal footing with the monarch.
    A leadship position denotes that one should understand and respect boundaries, the consent is from the person being governed.

  46. Christine says:

    “Ultimately, they have to find a way to do their work in LA while not trading in on the royal brand.”

    This is it, isn’t it? The crux of the issue, that they are all dancing around on Salty Isle, this is it. Hey, Buttercup, let me point out the conundrum you are facing, and why you are an idiot. Harry IS royal, and by all the rules your tiny little nation follows, that matters, like, from God, or whatever.

    Keep yelling about Harry being, acting, treated, bowed to, “your highnessed”, Duke’d, and all the rest of it. All you are doing is pointing out how worthless royalty is, on a global scale, and quick tip: That’s your entire family. You, Dear Wills, are the downfall, Harry and Meghan remain your best chance.