Hello Magazine claims that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s appearance at the Euro Final was their last appearance before their summer holiday. I thought so – usually the weekend of the Wimbledon finals marks their final appearance, and that’s exactly what’s happening this year. I wonder where they’ll vacation? It will be necessary for the entire family to travel to Scotland at some point, but I suspect there will be some squirrelly, no-media vacations abroad as well. It will also be fascinating to see if there are “separate” vacations for William and Kate. I bet there are.
Still, it’s interesting that William and Kate would leave for the summer on that awful final note, of William being called out for being a racist hypocrite and everyone talking about how undiplomatic he was at the Euro final. So it’s time for a deflection! Did you know that Prince George got too much attention online?
Robert Jobson told Sunrise that Prince George got a lot of attention on social media after he was pictured celebrating England’s opening goal in the Euro 2020 final. The royal commentator that while the young prince has been popular with the public, the Royal Family is trying to keep him out of the limelight.
Mr Jobson said: “With George, he got quite a lot of social media attention. Some were critical about him wearing a shirt and tie like his dad which I thought was very harsh. He has been very popular but I think they are going to try and keep him out of the limelight a little bit. They are very conscious of that. The pictures were great with his dad when he was celebrating for that all too brief moment.”
I mean, the kid apparently loves football and he desperately wanted to go to all of the Euro matches. I think that part of it is fine, and I’m not questioning Will and Kate for bringing George out for football matches. But… people obviously know that there’s interest in George and all of the Cambridge children, and so when they are at events, people will talk about them and their outfits. The Cambridges wanted George to be seen in his little suit. They wanted George to be their little deflection. And now that he’s gotten all that attention, William is probably angry that George has pulled focus from him!
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Good. I see SM pages devoted to George and to Charlotte or to all the children. It’s weird for people to be that obsessive over other people’s children.
Stop living in Castles and Palaces for free. Stop wearing and owning Crown Jewels free. It’s simple. And the people in the U.K. and the CW have every right to know what their tax is funding, for and if the Royal Family is saying “this here, this child at a soccer match is what ur paying for” then so be it. It’s not the taxpayers fault. Their very system wants and encourages this!!!
Wasn’t the demand at for the rr’s to be at Archie’s christening because they are supported by taxpayers? Hmmm, but also TOB didn’t like the way they handled Archie’s christening. One brother had foresight and the other didn’t.
@ Sinead : the story leaves out that there were several vicious Twitter slurs aimed at George after the English lost. Nasty things you would never say about or to a child. They apparently came from some Scottish soccer fans who thought it was ok to publicly bully a little boy.
The children didn’t choose where or how they live. If you want to obsess and analyze everything W&K do that’s fine. Attacking and obsessing over children is just weird and obnoxious.
Then they shouldn’t USE the kids as deflections and PR stunting.
The parents CHOOSE to put the kids out there, if they actually cared about them they wouldn’t
It’s as simple as that.
@Still-Sarah, I am so tired of people heaping blame on a group of people without any shred of evidence, this needs to stop. How do you know it was “probably from Scottish fans”? And your probably doesn’t fool me, sorry. Couldn’t it have been any fan without specifically being “those Scotsmen or those damn Americans”? England fans are the most aggressive and biggest bullies on the entire universe, why couldn’t it have been them? Seesh🙄🙄🙄….
@ Babsorig : I am referring to the article in the Express titled “Cruel Scots mock heartbroken Prince George after Euro 2020 defeat – bitter messages”. It is dated July 13, 2021.
@Khat No, they shouldn’t use their kids as deflections but that, again, is not the children’s fault or choice.
@Still_Sarah, aaaah okay my bad; I apologize to you for my jumping the gun.🤝🏾🤝🏾🤗🤗
Jealous of his brother. Jealous of his SIL (obsessively), now jealous of his 7 yr old son. Pathetic. He trotted him out to DEFLECT for him, and when it WORKS, he’s *still* jealous of it!
You bring a very good point up, when someone uses another person to deflect from themselves, in truth they are aware that person will deflect because they may be more liked, more popular whatever. It’s a vicious cycle and Wills will never win.
This has been mentioned elsewhere and I don’t know why it isn’t THE headline of this story but George was actually subject to vile online abuse. Say what you will about the adults in that family but a CHILD doesn’t deserve that, all he wanted to do was enjoy the match like all the other kids in that stadium that night.
@Pink, then they should protect and shield their kids from any of this, non? And I am not condoning the abuse towards the kid, but the parents had to know this would be a possible outcome. The Cambridges have been witness to the bullying their fans have subjected the Sussexes to, they are very much aware of what social media can subject to innocent people and they have encouraged the abuse and racism on both their twitter and IG pages, what made them think their kids would be immune? They should keep that kid out of their business, but when they choose to bring the kid out to deflect from their 💩, well then they themselves are to blame.
The cameras were even following them around on the way out to see how George was ‘comforted’. Kate and William are to blame, they don’t realize how the child may feel about having his picture taken and the tabs analyzing his every move. with the staged “loving looks” photos before the cameras, Kate and Will played happy families with Kate glancing right at cameras hugging George. If they want to maintain this image, they should leave George out of it.
Smells like a cover story to me. I wouldn’t be surprised if Team Cambridge released this to cover up the fact he’s preparing to enrol at boarding school, which is why he won’t be ‘seen’ in public, as the chomping press would love to see. I didn’t see any trolling on social media and the stuff I did see was banter about his obvious poshness. This level of ‘trolling’ is NOTHING compared to the sh*t we’ve all witnessed towards Harry & Meghan’s children.
Undoubtedly. George in the suit reminded people that the Cambridges are not middle class Cath and Bill–George is a royal and aristocrat, and will live the life of someone in that rarefied atmosphere of public schools, exclusive clubs, and the lessers kowtowing to him and his fellow aristocratic friends.
Kate comes from “new money” and wants the children to “look like they are in exclusive circles. It seems to me that aristo children don’t go running around in suits to go to sports events, maybe wearing school uniforms when attending classes but that’s a different story.
But presumably KP approved that article about how George “idolises” his dad. They need to make their minds up
exactly … it’s pretty obvious they’ve practically been pushing their kids into the limelight as part of their ‘wholesome family’ PR drive. but now they’re doing this u-turn.
what is it exactly these two want?
I love that George got to see the match with his parents and he behaved impeccably. However, no child, royal or not deserves to be scrutinised in any way. They should really protect him and he is lucky he will be afforded the protection Archie and Lilibet were denied. I find the cutie calendars and dedicated social media pages extremely creepy. Such people ought to be ashamed of themselves.
The cuties calendar is so absolutely bizarre that I do not understand why they allow it to happen.
They’ve been consistently taking their children to many events to specifically be photographed and providing pictures that Kate has taken. As far as I have seen, there hasn’t been any unauthorized photos or articles not approved by KP. Plus they authorize many articles about George and kill any they don’t like. So I think he’s as protected already as they want him to be. So this whole complaint thing is pretty nonsensical.
Such people ,as his father who approves the sending of their pictures to the tabloids, and his mother who takes the pictures herself for brownie points?
Nobody would be buying the calenders in the first place if the parents were not eager to use their own children.
ModeratelyWealthy, so does anyone think they might be getting some money off of the calendars? I’ve never looked into it, so I have no knowledge of this at all. But, I can believe that they would monetize their children.
The copyright photos make money for Kate. It’s why she does them and gives them to the media instead of using professional photographers, who would get paid if they took the photo. So all the cuties photos with her copyright bring in money. They wouldn’t be allowed to publish them without her permission.
The problem is I don’t think they can pull back now. They decided to expose George to the public to feed the media that are never satisfied. After vowing to bringing up his children differently and to be a modern family, William is doing exactly what his parents and grandparents did. And perhaps he was forced to because he lost Harry.
“royals are only private in the womb” – said a royal expert once, a sad but true statement that shows that the british media and their readers feel an ownership over the royal family, including the children. there is no real privacy for these people.
harry and his brother were given some space when they were teens in school because of what happened to their mother, but it wasn’t long before the press were at it again.
i recall a few years ago w+k wanting to raise their kids away from the spotlight (understandably), and most of the only photos we saw of them were those taken by kate to appease the rota (creepy, yes – but a necessary part of the royals’ bargain with the rota).
since last year, though, they’ve been showing their kids more and more. that’s because they’re going for this family look – that’s their ‘thing’, they’re supposed to represent stability or something like that, according to the royal experts.
i’m sure some jerks made some inappropriate comments about george. i didn’t really see harsh criticisms, but i will say the cambridges need to decide what it is they want here. will furiously pushed back on harry’s claim that he was ‘trapped’ in the system – and this is one of the things that the system requires. you can’t take taxpayer money and do things your own way at the same time (as the rota and will himself constantly reminded the sussexes before they left).
Good, i have seen twitter posts saying not very nice things about the poor kid, mainly in response to his parents actions so its safe to say its best they keep him out of the public domain. In contrast, on Diana’s birthday there were loads really lovely pics of Her with Harry and William, but in their day there wasnt social media with constant access.
With reference to twitter posts, social media comments and the old reliable commentariat at the Daily Fail, 90% of the comments are negative, the negative comments skew towards body shaming and 90% of the 90% of negative comments are big porky pies or just outright lies.
There is no answer. If we want truthful online coverage of the protest in Cuba and the 6 January insurrection in Washington, then we have to put-up with the smears online of celebrities and royals whether the coverage is right or not. You can not allow one type of coverage and not allow all types of coverage on social media.
Those are false equivalencies … or at least the examples you provided are. There is nothing about allowing a free press that means that media companies have to host unmoderated forums that allow anonymous people or ‘people’ to post vile, negative, body shaming and lies about public figures.
The Fail could moderate their comments, but they choose not to. Other social media platforms could ban hate speech, lies and disinformation, but they choose not to.
LOL What in tarnation have you just said? Are u saying, the price of truth is lies and smears and that we cant have one without the other?
Jeez Louise! How we sell ourselves short!
“The young Prince has been popular with the public”. Has he? How was this measured?
How successfully he has deflected negative attention away from his parents?
Here’s an idea. If his mother stopped taking photographs of him and his siblings and pushing them to tabloids for their ‘Royal Cuties’ calendars and other features it might help to keep him out of the limelight.
Exactly. The problem is that Cannot works so little, she must be seen as a doting mother doing something, anything with her kids, including taking photos of them.
Actually , in light of this new declaration, it should be interesting to see if the annual kHate’s Cuties Calendar will happen this year. Methinks it WILL! Because the #toxicbritishpress have bought the Cambs lock stock and barrel and theres no way in hell theyre gonna be allowed to pull back right now.
i don’t think kate pushes and sells the photos of the kids, necessarily. the rota effectively *demands* some kind of access to the royals, and years ago there were paparazzi jumping out of bushes to take photos of george and charlotte. w+k, at the time, supposedly decided to keep their kids away from the spotlight (at the time). taking the photos in the safety of their own home is/kate’s work-around.
i can’t believe i’m saying this but i actually like kate’s idea. they have to give the rota *something*, so taking a photos in your own home is the least harmful alternative, i guess?
I’m very very curious if that Gary Janetti show about George is gonna air on HBOmax or what? It feels like it’s been in the can for awhile and it should have aired by now. Maybe someone with half a clue realized this is a fucking terrible idea.
Janetti has actually stopped using George’s image. Idk if he suffered a crisis of conscience or if KP went after him but he hasn’t posted about George in months. He posted a clip about the show in Early April but it was around 3 months ago so I don’t know. I don’t keep a close eye on Janetti or this project.
But even if it gets cancelled, I’m surprise that W&K let it go that far.
I think they only let it get that far because it was so anti-Meghan. I don’t think the tv production would be as anti-M
I never understood how that even got as far as it did. No one should be doing a parody involving a real life kid.
Completely agreed. I still hope they’re forced to eventually shelve that show. Janetti is a disgusting man.
and TONS of celebrities love his George AND Meghan posts on Instagram. January Jones is one. Gross.
The premiere got bumped back by Philip’s death, but it’s still on HBOMax’s schedule.
Every passing day makes that show more distasteful. After The Me You Can’t See? It’s crazy what the world does to children in that family. Every second of that show would invoke the truth we’ve all heard about.
If the Cambridges don’t sue HBO for making a “Hollywood/California” parody of their family it would look strange. They honestly should.
Not to mention that sussexsquad screenshotted every last one of Janetti’s insta posts where he called meghan a prostitute/social climber/trash. That man really provided a safe space for American bigots to hide their racism behind “wit.” And he put his “jokes” in the voice of a child. That show was green lit well before the Oprah interview and this would all hit reeeeeeally differently now.
That show may still be on the schedule but I’m sure someone at HBO has figured out they have a lead balloon on their hands
This may actually be genuine. William looked absolutely furious when the camera cut to a forlorn George at the end of the match. His body language also seemed very defensive and protective of George, almost as though he was shielding him (even from Kate).
I’m not sure if he was furious for the right reason. He could be furious that the camera cut to George instead of staying on him (Wills). He seems to prefer it if George is only referred to when it puts him (Wills) in a good light. If George has his own star power, that’s not something Wills would be happy about.
Like Father (Charles) like Son (Wills). Hopefully George can break the cycle and escape to Uncle Harry.
There is a very good chance George “outshines” his dad real soon. William is gonna be the future future and then future for a long ass time and then his fugly ass is gonna be pushing 50 with cute teens who occupy the exact same status as future futures coming up right behind him.
There is a probable reality that the following scenario takes place: Charles is king into his 90s, will’s cute kids become the tabloid obsessions and ugly old Baldimort is left without any relevance or publicity at all. And once again, I feel sorry for those kids.
Eh, I think he was just furious about the loss. He didn’t notice the camera on them until he glanced up at the screen and he was already visibly angry at that point. He had been looking at the field with such disdain on his face.
It is also possible some in the crowd were yelling inappropriate things at that point and he was upset/protecting George from the crazy…
@s It’s an adult sports games and he’s attended many of them in his lifetime in the UK. If he isn’t aware that that’s the norm during those games with the notorious UK fans, then he’s a complete idiot. They are known to be that way and I wouldn’t be surprised of Wills has participated in said inappropriate conduct himself at games he doesn’t use for publicity.
When is William not furious?
Remember when Harry and Meghan told everyone that they were keeping baby Archie out of the limelight? I do. I remember the media freaking the f**k out over too.
Let’s see how they’ll react with this Royal child.
Oh I think that William is getting plenty of attention right now, it’s just not the attention that he wanted.
Yeah. LOL Bloop!
The most trolling I saw on social media was someone on Twitter saying that Louie Anderson must be his biological father. That was kinda harsh and I cannot unsee it now.
Lol. Me neither
There was lots of trolling on social media regarding George. The majority of it was not very nice. The Louie Anderson was downright nice compared to most of it that I read.
Agreed BayTampaBay. I 100 percent support the Cambridge’s in this. If the game showed one thing it is that the crowd/public was not being appropriate (the English fans after the loss but also the Italian fans earlier were taunting George –wanting to see him cry, etc) Not cool…
He is the heir and with that level of privilege, there’s going to be good and bad media attention unfortunately. But he’s still quite young. While he will eventually need to get used to the media, it doesn’t need to be now.
Agreed. It’s a tough road to walk IMO – he does need to get used to the media, but when and how is trickier to decide. I guess the good thing is at this age, he isn’t aware of the social media reactions.
Becks1, well, I have a feeling that he knows from other kids at his school. And, we’re assuming that he doesn’t have his own phone or ipad. His parents chose this road, now they need to deal with the fallout by getting him some counselling to help him put the negativity in some perspective. Also, we all know that this won’t stop. They’ll use him whenever they want to deflect in future. Or, until they replace him with Charlotte to deflect.
He may have his own ipad but that’s on his parents to control it. My kids have their own ipads, they do not have youtube, facebook, twitter, etc. They have no idea what is said on social media. George is just turning 8. If anyone of his schoolmates are scrolling social media at that age….that’s on the parents.
I read that before the game which England was hosting Kate was not so.’keen’ on George wearing a home jersey on Sunday hence a 8 year old turning up at the Euro Final in a suit , she really is pathetic !!!. But on a positive George comes across as a gorgeous child just a shame that his mother was hugging him.whilst looking straight into de cameras !!
Kitty- that was a bizarre story I’m convinced was printed to put the burden of George’s suit on Kate. Notice it specifically said Wills was in favor of the jersey.
Imo, Wills saw the negative reactions to the suit and made sure Kate got blamed. It was probably a joint decision to garner cute “George looks just like his Dad” press, but it failed so Wills threw Kate under the bus.
Oh definitely. William is far too uptight and stuck on his status as future king to not want his heir to appear in a suit too. I’m sure Kate wanted him to wear the suit as well, but clearly Will wanted that father-son ‘matching future kings’ look.
The story came from former tennis player Marion Bartoli. She had tea with Will and Kate and then mentioned the team jersey/suit debate during her Wimbledon commentary.
She hugged him after looking at William after England scored and realizing she was being ignored. It was certainly an awkward moment to see.
I was thrilled he wasn’t wearing a Peter Pan collar shirt.
Yes the hug with her eyes right on the camera.
Translation: George will stay out of the limelight because throwing him in the spotlight didn’t work the way we wanted.
Bringing George to the Euros just resulted in
1. Criticism about how they dressed him in a suit. They hoped for a bunch of “aw…George is Will’s mini me” love, but got a bunch of “why is the kid in a suit at a game?” questions.
2. Criticism about how George and Wills looked disconnected from.Kate (at the first game,) They then tried to fix this with the second game. but their post loss “what a family full of love consoling their disappointed child” PR fell short as folks thought it was intrusive to see George so emotional.
3. Criticism for using George as an excuse for not participating in the award ceremony and trying to use him to deflect from Will’s unsportsmanlike behavior.
The Cambridges are quickly learning the kids won’t be enough to cover for them anymore.
This isn’t going to last. If they take George out, they have no excuse to throw Charlotte and Louis out there. Without the happy family photographs, they don’t have much to give the rota rats.
Commented below in the same vein. This last week was not what William expected and now we have confirmation he took notice. At any rate, George would benefit from being protected, whatever his father´s real reasons are.
I think you nailed it. Trotting George out for PR this past week (I do think he wanted to go to the game, but it was still PR for the Cambridges) did not go over the way they expected for the reasons you said and so they’re going to pull back now.
That’s good, they shouldn’t be using their children for PR in this fashion, but its obvious why we’re now hearing this.
I bet you anything George’s birthday photo will be from this event with his back turned towards the camera set in black and white. Or they’ll do something with balloons
Agree with your analysis.
You hit the nail on the head.
I dont want to be mean, but for what we know of William, the way he might see it is that 8 years old George probably “failed” his job of protecting his 39 years old father from online scrutiny.
Yes. Children of narcissists are expected to protect and provide for the nparent.
My first thought upon reading the headline is they’re all going on vacations. Perhaps not all together.
I heard on some media site that William’s PR is already throwing Kate under the bus regarding the suit. It says William wanted George to wear a jersey but Kate was the one who insisted William wear the suit.
I hate to say this but if this is the first we’re hearing of competing parenting instinct, William is already winning because that was 100% the correct option (which makes me think the opposite actually happened).
Kate has a history of wanting kids to be more formal than needed, e.g. Tights at the wedding, so on this one I can see her wanting the suit. And Marion Bartoli seems to say it was her as well. She generally has put the kids in overly formal wear so I’m inclined to think she wanted him in the suit.
NotSoSimpleTaylor, it’s possible that PW’s communications teams actually read and listened to the criticism when PG was at the last game wearing a suit. If that’s the case, they would have encouraged PW to not have PG appear again at a game in a suit. Just a thought.
I rather think that Keen dresses the kids more formally to remind everyone how important they are. I THINK this is part of her “middle class” upbringing.
Kate is super insecure about not being accepted by aristos so she overdoes it with the little lord Fauntleroy stuff and because of that she makes them look odd because aristos are not as obsessed with formality as the ones who still want to be accepted by them.
Diana didn’t dress her kids formally if they didn’t need to. But she was an actual aristo and not worried about fitting in.
I feel sorry for the Cambridge kids… They’re constantly dressed like they’re living in the early 1900s. I’m mostly thinking about the family photo where everyone was wearing a shade of blue. Louis was wearing those ridiculous shorts with knee-high socks and Charlotte was wearing a long dress that looked like it was homemade and straight out of Little House on the Prairie. Why the hell don’t they dress them like normal kids?!? I SERIOUSLY doubt a 7 year old a) wants to wear a suit and b) wants to wear a suit to a football game. I can just imagine them looking at their peers and wondering why they’re not dressed similarly. Archie (from that adorable photo with Harry on Canada) looked like a normal but adorably, and appropriately dressed toddler.
I can tell you from personal experience that cosplaying your children like this causes them trauma. My sisters and I were forced to wear matching, hideous outfits, along with all 3 of us not being allowed to cut our hair, so it was down past our butts. I vividly recall how humiliated I felt when I saw other kids dressed in modern, normal clothes. As the oldest, I eventually put my foot down by throwing a massive tantrum and we were allowed to choose how to dress and do our hair after that. But it’s left me with a lot of insecurity as a consequence.
I know Kate LIVES to cosplay, but I can’t help to wonder how much damage she’s doing to her kids. It’s bad enough that they have Will and Kate as parents. These kids are gonna need serious therapy at they get older…
Prince George will be kept out of the limelight following his Euro 2020 appearance….and so will his parents! Wow, how hard is it to go to a football game and NOT create 2 scandals. Harry must be ROLF.
I mean Dan Wooton’s opinion piece on Monday was how the monarchy is in safe hands because Kate will hug her child in public so seems like they thought to roll her out as Queen mother instead of Queen consort.
And that didnt work out as Wills had already let it slip that the reason the boy was wrapped up like a stick of gum in a suit was because his mother wouldn’t allow him to wear a team jersey. These divergent narratives really do pull the kid in the middle in harms way.
What a lot of nonsense about a suit. There are few things as distasteful as policing other people’s children.
One of those worse things being when the child is called a monkey.
Hmm if the team had won and the backlash over Williams tweet had never happen, they would have pics of the family in the field celebrating. Would they then want him out of the spotlight? Idk maybe.
George does not have to go to the game sitting in the royal box. He could attend with friends and the friends’ parents sitting somewhere else in the stadium with security dressed like fans. No one will pay attention to a couple of kids in their team jerseys with their parents at a game.
I was in boarding school from age 8 to 9 and it was a miserable year. The child my parents got back was not the child they had sent away to school. I promised myself I would never do that to my children. I understand that’s normal in the UK but it depends on the child, and a brave parent to break with tradition.
He’ll have enough on his shoulders , let him be a kid now and stay out of the line of vision of kooks. I think I would have dressed him down a little though, is it necessary to dress him in a suit all the time?
That picture with them faking the loving moment which looks more like an exercise in how to appear to like each other in public, is over the top. Neither looks genuine. They both look like it’s painful
They are acting before the cameras.
If they didn’t sell their souls to the devil aka the British media, then they won’t have to trot out those children, the kids could grow up as children should. But nope, it’s the kids for photo ops or Cain and unable dirty deeds makes the headlines
He is a mix of the two them, completely. They were both looking really tan at this appearance so I think they already had one vacation. But not surprised if they’re headed on another one.
How can you start a vacation you never ended?
Some video appeared on social media with Little George and his parents going down an escalator after the game (backs turned). This is rather scary for the cameras to follow them to see George’s “reaction”. I think if they take George and the others to a game, they need to not sit front and center.
I hope it’s not a media campaign for William to show how “great” he and Kate are so compassionate with George. It’s not good for the child’s reactions to be photographed for the media.
I wonder why George is now front and center. The big news around the world after Italy won the Euro was not George. It was William and Meghan. William for being unmasked in front of the whole world for his racist hypocrisy and undiplomatic behavior. And Meghan for being adopted by Italy as the symbol of racist abuse by the UK. It’s the UK media which didn’t report this and covered it up; the clowns gagged themselves into silence to protect their prince and restrained themselves from glorifying Italy’s success (which they dedicated to Meghan) as this will raise higher Meghan’s global profile and influence. The royal rota pack is just using little George as a scapegoat to protect his father from that global humiliation. Poor George. His parents said that they may not release a photo of him on his birthday. As much as I’d like to see his new birthday photo, it is more Lili and Archie’s photos I am super looking forward to.
I found it tactless of William and Kate to take the child there and have the cameras scrutinizing his every move. Even having cameras follow when they were leaving the game. And some Cambridge stans think it’s “great” that George is now being prepared to be a Future King;. I think William should have gone by himself and not played the “Great family man” before the Cameras. He’s too much about “image.”