The Cambridges might not release new photos of Prince George for his birthday

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Prince George turns eight years old on July 22nd. Every year, on or around his birthday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release some photos of him. It’s their thing! Or Kate’s thing, since she’s usually the one taking the photos of her children. Every Cambridge kid gets new photos around their birthday, it’s just the way it goes. Only this year, we just saw George laughing like Mr. Monopoly at the Euro final. The Cambridges were apparently big mad that people were like “lol George laughs like a rich guy” and “why is George wearing a suit, he’s a kid FFS.” So to punish everyone, William and Kate might refuse to release a new photo of George.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are reportedly considering not issuing an official photograph of Prince George to mark his birthday this year, a royal expert has claimed. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s eldest son turns eight on July 22 next week. The couple usually share a portrait of their children to mark special milestones, often taken by keen amateur photographer Kate.

However royal biographer Angela Levin has suggested they might break with tradition this year due to previous attacks from online trolls about George’s appearance. Speaking on True Royalty TV’s Royal Beat, she said: ‘There are rumours that we might not see the photograph [of Prince George] when he’s eight, because they’ve been so upset by the rudeness of people mocking a little boy aged seven, and I hope they can overcome that.’

During the programme royal correspondent Roya Nikkah praised the Cambridges for easing their son into a life of service by bringing him along to watch the European Championships at Wembley. She said the young prince’s appearance was ‘a very clever way’ of introducing him to public duties at such a young age’.

‘This is an official duty for Prince George at the age of seven,’ Roya explained. ‘It’s lovely and happy and there’s a lot of emotion. Getting him used to big crowds and knowing that he is being watched by millions of people – it’s quite a clever way of doing it.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“They’ve been so upset by the rudeness of people mocking a little boy aged seven…” Imagine what it was like for Harry and Meghan when racists attacked their son when he was just hours old? I’m sure there were probably some not-nice comments somewhere on the internet, but again, most people just commented on George with observations like “oh, he’s wearing a suit” and “he seems to be very keen on football.” The comments were 99.9% complimentary or simply observational. At some point, we really need to talk about how “going to a football game” is NOT devoting oneself to a life of service. It just isn’t. Especially since William acted like such a petty, undiplomatic douche as well.

Anyway, I hope we do get new photos of George. I bet we will – the British media will yank Will and Kate’s chain pretty hard if we don’t get new photos.

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  1. Nyro says:

    This is William. He knows his kids are completely overexposed and the press very too familiar and made George the star of the Euro tournament. He knows Harry and Meghan are doing a better job at this. Unfortunately for him, the rota won’t allow it. They’ll pat them on the back at first as a way to make it a competition so they can drag the Sussexes. But that won’t last long. Plus Kate won’t stand for it either.

    • Pao says:

      You think the rota will turn on them if they don’t show the kids? Levins comments were incredibly understanding. I wonder if this story has any connection to the story that appeared last week. The one where he’s reportedly going to abandon “never complain, never explain”. And is buffing up his legal team and ready to “fight the press” more.

      • Em says:

        You didn’t hear the underlying tone in the “I hope it doesn’t get to them” part of what she said?

      • Nyro says:

        They will absolutely turn on them if they protect their kids’ privacy the way Harry and Meghan do. They’ve gotten used to seeing those kids constantly since covid started. It’s gotten so bad it’s like we see one or more of them at least every two weeks. They’ll go along with it for a birthday/ holiday or two. But if they stop dragging the kids out there will be hell to play. The kids are the only thing that halfway sells over there for the Cambridges. And Kate will never go for this. All she has is motherhood. If the kids she popped out aren’t regularly seen, does she even exist?

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        Levin?! “Incredibly understanding?!”
        You need to read tht bit again. Peep her last sentence.
        Ghouls like levin & the rest of tht cabal dont understand the concept: ‘understanding.’ That was a not-so-thinly veiled threat……Wont & Cant better get their chains ready to be yanked. LOL

      • teecee says:

        They will absolutely turn if only to make sure this doesn’t set a precedent.

      • swirlmamad says:

        “I hope they can overcome that” sounds a little more like a warning than understanding their decision to not release the pics to me.

      • Me says:

        Pictures of George or pictures of Rose or the solicitor who apparently his current side piece. Speculation starts very easily.

  2. Pao says:

    “Anyway, I hope we do get new photos of George. I bet we will – the British media will yank Will and Kate’s chain pretty hard if we don’t get new photos.”

    Hmm i wonder if they would. If i had to judge by Levins comments not releasing a picture will be met with understanding.

    I find this a curious story because personally i haven’t seen any abusive comments towards George. And although i think we will get a birthday picture, i 100% believe they want to start keeping him out of the spotlight. I just think there might be a different reason.

    • Nic919 says:

      As with everything social media, there are probably some bad comments about George somewhere if you search for them. I mean it’s not a BBC employee shit posting on his highly visible Twitter account. But they are going to try to pretend that it was the same thing.

      Anyway they are going to release photos because Kate copyrights them and she profits from the exclusive release of the photos.

      • Pao says:

        So you think that this is just the Cambridges trying to win sympathy points? Could be.

        But like i said i wouldn’t be surprised if they truly do want to show their children less. I just don’t think “social media abuse” is the reason and i don’t think it will ever actually be possible.

        As for the birthday picture, we are getting one for sure.

      • Jais says:

        Was just thinking the same @nic919. Kate literally makes money off these pics, which is actually hers and not her father-in-law’s. Wonder how much she gets? Thought it was funny how she was referred to as keen amateur photographer Kate. That sounds shady lol but not sure if I’m just primed to read it that way.

    • Harper says:

      You know who did get abusive comments and dragged on Twitter after the game? TOB. Saying that Kate and Will are upset about George is TOB’s classic Reverse Offensive 101, where Will is really mad that he got dragged but needs to pretend his anger is focused on some slight against George.

      William probably broke all the vases and china doodads in Sandringham last week over his Twitter dragging regarding his two-faced racism stance and his poor diplomacy with the Italian president. He did the same thing after the Oprah interview when he was outed for being concerned over Archie’s skin color by pretending he was furious that Kate was dragged into the conversation. So as we all predicted he would do, he’s throwing George’s name out there to cover for his failings.

      • Nyro says:

        This. Just like how he was engored with rage on behalf of his poor staff when what actually happened was Meghan and Harry probably told his sorry butt to stfu and go sit down somewhere.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        This sounds more accurate.

      • Sunday says:

        Exactly right, Prince Projection is at it again. That’s all this is.

      • LMR says:

        Perhaps I am reading too much into this, but I also think the Twitter dragging exposed an uncomfortable fact – that the Royal charm offensive to keep Scotland is failing. Weren’t several of the meaner messages from Scot accounts? So maybe pulling back access to the kids has a double-sided reason. Like I said, I could be reading too much into this.

      • Amy Too says:

        I agree with this, Harper. It’s part changing the narrative away from William screwing up and being a pouty jerk who ran away and refused to participate in the trophy ceremony or congratulate the other team/Italian President and then also trended for days due to his racism, and part trying to get people interested in the birthday photo that will likely be posted anyways. It seems like the Cambridges haven’t been getting as much hype when they post pictures of their kids, so they have to create a whole story around it to give the media another angle to cover it from. We’ve got a whole few days of will they or won’t they and all the reasons why they might not, which will include flipping the script from “William behaved like a hypocritical baby and got dragged for being a racist, too” to “poor, sweet child was attacked by mean trolls and his parents are keenly aware of needing to shield him from further intrusion, but how will they balance that with his FFFKingly duty?” Followed by the “surprise and relief” when they do end up posting a new portrait. Followed by articles about why they decided to post a picture and how everyone is being super nice to them in the comments and saying how perfect they all are.

      • clomo says:

        Who is TOB? help…

      • Feeshalori says:

        The Other Brother after a magazine article touting William by that moniker. It’s now being used here and in social media to mock him.

    • Virginia says:

      Somebody said that this kid looks like Louie Anderson, sorry l can’t stop seeing that and the Lambridges should thank that people doesn’t said he looks like an orangutan.

      • Nyro says:

        Now I too can’t unsee it.😮

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        George has been compared to Louie Anderson forever. Sad thing is, it *is* an apt comparison (facially). I still think George favors Kate’s father, Mike, with TOBB’s (and Diana’s) build (the long legs).

      • House of No says:

        LOL. I can’t unsee it.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Okay, I *may have* thought this before but didn’t know it was a thing. So I googled … Arsenio twitter/tweet came up.

      • Virginia says:

        @Agreatreckoning 😂😂😂👏👏👏👏

      • nina says:

        All their kids are rather homely. Maybe they will change later but right now they are meh.

      • Christine says:

        Christ, that’s exactly who he looks like. And it’s still on his parents for dressing him in a suit and telling him to dance.

      • Sunnee says:

        @Nina. I agree, homely is an apt descriptor for those kids. That’s okay, not every kid looks like Suri Cruise. They’ll hopefully grow out of it. But G looks on track to be Louis Anderson’s twin. It’s hard not to see it.
        But the Cambridges certainly didn’t help by dressing him like the monopoly man. Oh well, if you parade your kid, there’s a chance that not everyone will be adoring,

  3. Snuffles says:

    Well, the entire world JUST saw him a week ago and a whole lot recently. A new picture has no value at the moment.

    • Louise177 says:

      Agree I don’t understand how releasing a birthday photo is big deal when George has been seen a lot the last couple of weeks. Have to love that minor criticism gets this reaction but racist and hateful comments against Archie and Lili are ignored or supported.

    • Seraphina says:

      This is a valid point and very true.

  4. Carty says:

    Is William going to be jealous of George taking his shine now that he got Harry to leave ? I saw mostly cute comments about him.

    • Nyro says:

      I think he’s deeply jealous of the way Harry has wisely shielded his kids. I think he’s a tad jealous of the attention George got at the game. And I also think his inner child sees where this is going with George and the media and wants to stop it before it gets out of hand.

  5. S808 says:

    They say it as if it’s some sort of punishment. Please do hold the photos and stop trotting this child out until he’s in his teens at the least.

    • Alexandria says:

      I don’t get it. The kids are cute but I don’t know why it’s going to be a big deal? Don’t show their faces then…our lives move on. I’m excited to see Archie and Lili but even I wouldn’t demand to see them. I’m not even excited about the Cambridge kids.

  6. ABritGuest says:

    Most comments I saw on George from the final said he laughs like he’s rich from how he tucked in his little shirt. But even him being examined like that made me feel sorry for the royal kids who will grow up under the microscope of press AND social media watching their every move. Hope their parents find a healthy balance. I wonder if the Cambridges will have a press agreement in place like there was for William when he was a student or if SM renders that useless?

    Why are they acting like it’s a punishment not to see a strangers child? I do think that Bill still hates the press as much as Harry does & maybe the attention (if he was aware of it) was disconcerting for George. Maybe he’s getting tips from the Sussexes who have kept kids under wraps. No doubt if photos aren’t released the Cambridges will be lauded as the parents of the year.

    I also wonder if this is press trying to build up hype seeing as we’ve seen a lot of the Cambridges kids recently? But interesting that Angela seems understanding of claims of parents wanting to protect their kids against nasty comments from strangers. Harry & Meghan can’t relate.

    • Pao says:

      This is the same woman who lost her ish because on archies birthday meghan & harry only released a picture of the back of archie’s head.

  7. Over it says:

    When the devil owns you, not releasing pictures isn’t an option. And yes Kaiser, football matches aren’t work especially when you run off with your tail between your legs because you didn’t get the golden ball and not stop to do your one job. Jfc , these people are sad.

  8. equality says:

    I haven’t personally seen any vicious comments toward George or any of the Cambridges that the Kate fans constantly claim are on SM. I see an abundance directed toward H&M and Archie and Lili. Interesting that KP can notice and take some sort of action on Cambridge comments but not on Sussex comments on their own timeline. They are still proving that what H&M said was true.

    • Tessa says:

      I see a lot of stans on saying how “perfect” the Cambridge children are and some say they “never” misbehave.

  9. Amy Bee says:

    Consider the source…Angela Levin who inhabits royalist twitter and just repeats their conspiracy theories and unhinged thoughts. There is no way that the Cambridges will not post a pic. It’s part of their invisible contract with the media that demands that photos of the children on their birthdays are mandatory.

    • MaryContrary says:

      This. She just makes crap up. She has to justify her pay. Not much else to dredge up right now.

    • Nic919 says:

      Levin is doing interviews based on incorrect and disproved Emmy deadline information that was posted by one of the top grifting derangers. So she’s one of the dumbest rota out there and that’s already a low standard.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Nic919, that is such a high level of stupidity on Levin’s part. It takes all of 3 seconds to get the deadline information from the OFFICIAL site.

        There are so many things wrong with Levin (and most of her ilk). Like considering herself Harry’s personal biographer and claiming she spent a year with him. She spent a year with tabloid stories and other clippings about him. She has an axe to grind with him because he wouldn’t give her “biography” his authorization.

        Levin’s sympathetic view doesn’t apply to Harry & Meghan. The same woman who was outraged that Archie’s christening was closed to the public & press and queried ‘what have they got to hide’ and mentioned taxpayers paying their money in an October 2019 Express article by Darren Hunt.

        They don’t really need to release a new picture-George isn’t going to change much from the finals game to his birthday.

  10. Escondista says:

    George is old enough to get on the internet and read stuff about himself. I’m totally okay with them wishing him a happy birthday without photos.

    • Merricat says:

      If George is getting on the internet and reading stuff about himself at 8 years old, he needs better supervision.

  11. Over it says:

    And yes, let’s ask Archie mom and dad how they feel about the way their brand new baby was attacked. Racist bitches

  12. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    I actually hope The Cambridges don’t release any photos. I would love to see the photos of William and his current mistress. I bet Kate will love that and the kids will be so curious. I bet Granny will have a good laugh and roll her eyes saying “Oh royal men!”

    Sorry…I was on a roll.

  13. Chaine says:

    Wills and Kate need to get tougher skinned if they are upset for their kid to be characterized as “laughing like a rich guy” or “wearing a suit” because those are basically just… facts about him. If they don’t want people to describe their child’s appearance, don’t put him out on internationally televised display next to the FFK dressed like a Charlie McCarthy doll. As someone remarked on this board last week, he could have been sat in the crowd with some school friends in a group dressed in a tshirt or jersey like a normal child fan and odds are no one would have known he was there.

    • Nyro says:

      It was overcompensating middle class Kate who demanded the kid be dressed up like a 42 year hedge fund manager. William wanted him in a jersey. I bet he’s making her for a lot of the supposedly rude comments.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        I think William will use this incident as an excuse to push Kate further out of the spotlight.

      • Harper says:

        Yes, the next thing we will hear is how William is “concerned” that Kate’s poor judgment is negatively impacting George’s mental health. But it’s summertime in Merry Old England, a time when the Cambridges traditionally disappear anyway unless they are boarding a Flybe jet and want everyone to see them. What to do? TOB already used up the covid exposure method and I don’t know if he’d dare ban Kate from Balmoral because he needs her there to deal with the kids.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Harper, last year they were at Balmoral for about 48 hours, it wasn’t an extended stay. Just enough to get papped arriving at the house. Got in their PR and left. They don’t do long holidays in Scotland ever.

      • Demi says:

        Nyro This! the woman was upset about Tights She definitely demanded the boy to be dressed in a full suit.

      • JT says:

        I also don’t think they do Christmas at Sandringham either. I think there was a story last year that they just come for the Christmas walk to give the appearance of being there, get some press and then they leave.

      • Nyro says:

        Demi, the wannabes always tend to be more dogmatic and strict than the real McCoys. The mess she created about the tights said so much about Kate and what a desperate, boot licking, thirsty try hard she is. I know the Turnip Toff moms are having a good laugh about Kate, she of coal miner stock, stuffing her poor child into a suit for a damn soccer game.

      • TEALIEF says:

        @ NYRO is right, this is all on Kate dressing the boy like an intern at Blackstone. This is Middle class/nouveau riche over compensation of the newly arrived. Wealthy people, as in generationally wealthy, or statured with or without the money don’t do this. They know who and what they are. That’s why William runs around in the same sweater, shirt, and trousers. Same can be said of Harry’s everyday casualness, I call Kennedy casual. The wealthy people that I know, buy the best, but have frayed cuffs, holey shoes and sweaters because they wear them all the damn time. That type of entitlement, however, can manifest the worse traits if not constructively directed, prime example, William.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Nyro, I agree that this was probably Keen’s idea. After all of this time, she still doesn’t have a clue. The kid is 7. He should have been dressed in a jersey and team jacket. She needs to get over the whole “he will be King” stuff. He’s a child, so let him be one.

      • TigerMcQueen says:

        @TEALIEF, you hit the mark with the old money and how they dress.

        Mr. TigerMQ comes from one of our cities old money families. Most of the money is long gone though, lol, at least on his branch, but those habits are ingrained and they dress just like you describe. Good brands, but they wear them into the ground. If hubby likes a style of shirt or shoes, he’ll buy three of each no matter the cost and then just wear them until they are falling apart.

      • TEALIEF says:

        @ TIGERMCQUEEN because it’s true! LOL! Mr. TigerMcQ or his family probably measured their feet for fit and had their shoes resoled because – and I quote –  “they are a damned fine broken in pair!” 🙂 It’s as you said, ingrained habit. Walking around shined up – except when the occasion requires- is not the thing.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Another good example of this Princess Anne. She buys expensive designer clothes but she wears them for 40+ years with no regards for for current style trends.

    • Tessa says:

      And it made it more obvious how George is so young, he still is a little boy and it looked odd to see him dressed in the suit. A team jacket would have looked wonderful and George would probably have been thrilled.

    • TabithaD says:

      The only comments I saw were to the effect that they shouldn’t have made George wear a suit. (And that’s pretty mild considering what a hellhole Twitter can be). I’d bet no other 7-year-old in that stadium was in a suit, and it just made him look a bit stiff and formal when, after all, he’s just a little boy. I’m sure he could have worn a football jersey. No one was really going to kick him out for violating a dress code, were they?

  14. Over it says:

    You also don’t need a new photo of George, just shrink one of his father

  15. GuestWho says:

    This is just a cynical reiteration of “Kate had it just as hard in the press as Meghan – the next generation.”

    George’s parents have saturated the market with their children to distract from their glaring shortcomings…well, it worked, and they’re seeing that it was a mistake. I wonder if this is the end of cute calendar collaborations with the DM?

    Don’t sell your children for good publicity folks, it will bite those children in the ass.

    • Pao says:

      Of course it won’t be. I said above that i do think the Cambs want their kids out of the spotlight. I just think there’s a different reason for it than the one cited here. And the question is if its even possible. If there’s no birthday pic this year (which i doubt) the rota won’t be too upset because we saw george just last week. But if they keep the kids out of the media systematically and we won’t see them until like next year, the rota might get restless.

      • JT says:

        I think they want the kids out less because they are overexposed. Those kids have been seen so often that they don’t get as much attention as they used to. When new pics of the Cambridge kids come out, people see them and move on. I’m sure this also means that photos of them don’t sell as well either, so less money for the budget Annie Leibovitz. Now compare that with Archie. It’s practically breaking news when he is seen and his cute little “Happy New Year” got more press then the entire RF and their “work.” If Lili Di is seen, it will be a story for days. There will be weeks of coverage by the BM.

      • Louise says:

        What’s the other reason!!!!!!????? Please DO tell.

  16. The Duchess says:

    *laughs in invisible contract*

  17. Neners says:

    Forgive me for sounding so cynical, but this reeks of the Cambridges trying to co-opt the actual bullying and hatred the Sussex kids have experienced on a sickening scale in order to create a victim narrative. I saw very little bullying of George after the Euro Final. And by “very little,” to be honest, I mean none.

    • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

      I don’t know how to put this without being offensive so I’m just going to be offensive:

      As someone who has lived in Denmark and gotten the chance to observe behavior on The Isle of Salt, that is a disturbing behavior trend I’ve noticed over there: who is more successful at co-opting victimhood? We’re seeing it play out in the royal family, in Scotland, in Brexit, in Irish issues, the Euros, you name it. There’s one country in the UK that seems hellbent on co-opting victimhood for themselves and making themselves out to be the biggest victim of the island. Team Cambridge is simply trying to co-opt victimhood for themselves because somehow there isn’t enough victimhood to go around in the UK media. This is simply the culture over there at this point and time and I find it rather annoying.

      • Neners says:

        I would have to agree with this. Just an observation as well, but it seems to be a way of shutting down much needed conversations and maintaining the status quo. There is nothing like both-sidesing an issue into oblivion to create a pseudo-stalemate and cut off all avenues to progress.

      • Nic919 says:

        Their behaviour is exactly like what the racist right wing nuts in the US are doing which is to constantly claim victim hood for the most minor things despite atrocities still happening to the persons of colour.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      This ^^^

      And “there’s a difference between rude and racist” needs to be stitched into a throw pillow and gifted to House Cambridge.

    • Piratewench says:

      Ding ding ding! Yes they love to play the victim.
      I don’t see any bullying about this child’s appearance. What is there to bully? He’s a lovely, healthy, normal little boy. Sounds like people were riffing on his over the top attire (more to do with his parents than anything) and having a good time with his adorable, giant laugh. Not exactly the definition of bullying.

      • Ginger says:

        I just saw comments of people feeling bad for him wearing a suit. It’s NOTHING compared to the hateful comments Archie and Lilli get. The Cambridge’s love to play the victim. Kate was really pushing the “Meghan made me cry” story for over 2 years.

        But, they will release a photo. They have to. They sold their souls to the royal rota. It’s time to pay up.

      • Daphne says:

        Yes, this. There was some VERY light hearted mockery but it certainly wasn’t abuse. Nowhere near.

    • Tessa says:

      I never saw any major outrage about how Archie was derided about wearing the onesie and some said even worse comments.

      • Virginia says:

        @ Tessa it’s like karma didn’t touch the Cambridge kids and she is protecting them….sorry but what a b#&ch! Wake up karma! You are not doing your job!!!

    • Bess says:

      Charles seems to wallow in self-pity quite a bit.

  18. Caroline says:

    Sorry William and Kate but we don’t care.

  19. Jay says:

    But, wouldn’t a birthday photo of George in his England jersey finally fix racism in football? No?

    I thought the official explanation for why they released photos was to prevent unauthorized pap shots? I always assumed the Cambridges enjoy the attention the cute photos get, which is why they allow Kate’s photos to be used by news outlets.

    If they really want to, I’m all for never showing their children’s faces on social media, and there are plenty of things they could do instead – like post a throwback photo or an illustration, or a photo taken by George now that he’s older.

  20. taris says:

    what exactly was the “abuse” against little george?

    in any case, it’s a bit late to start talking about privacy with the cambridges. they’re the ones who’ve been shoving their kids into the public for over a year now. the sussex model won’t work for these two because they’re still very much in the system, and the rota may be understanding now, but trust me it won’t last.

    also, who are they punishing by not releasing a pic of the boy? we all know what he looks like. lawd.

    • Lori says:

      It was actually more complaints that his mother dresses him funny.

      • swirlmamad says:

        And I think with this observation, we get to the root of who is actually feeling “bullied” here. Keenie Keenie Future Queenie needs to get a grip.

  21. aquarius64 says:

    The BM coven will never allow no pictures of George because he has been sold as a future king therefore the future of the British monarchy. You see the succession pictures of the queen, Charles, William and George. Also the rota ratchets are salty about no pictures of Lili or christening news. Although Eugenie’s son August is cute she and Jack release pictures on SM (no money for you Rota!). The Wessexes are trying to make Louise happen but she simply sell like two historic heirs to the throne like Archie and Lili. That leaves the Cambridge kids to roll out. George unfortunately does have to be a part of this as a sovereign to be, but he needs better training in kingship that is conducive to the 21th century. Charles was lacking and William is not ready for primetime. No. 1 and No. 2 to the throne haven’t learn from mistakes so I’m afraid the cycle will continue with George.

    • Tessa says:

      I think (unless he rebels as a Teen) George will be like his parents, I hope he does not get the same protective treatment as William did and his brother and sister trashed. But I am afraid this will happen.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        I don’t think it will. I don’t know why but my intuitive sense tells me George will rebel VERY HARD.

  22. Mina_Esq says:

    I thought Kate’s thing was to dress George like William, be it William at a young age or William right now. Kate was just mad that she had put her infallible foot wrong with the suit situation:) But yeah, some of the handful of people that actually made fun of the kid (and not the absurdity of monarchy and little kids in stuffy suits at sporting events) are d**ks. So on-brand for Will to lash out at everyone.

  23. TigerMcQueen says:

    They’ll release a photo, but my guess is instead of dressing him like some Victorian schoolboy, they’ll:

    1) Dress poor George in one of William’s old outfits (lookit something Diana bought!!!), or

    2) Dress him in something that looks just like one of William’s iconic childhood photos (lookit Keen Guevara is paying homage to Diana!!!), or

    3) He’ll be dressed heat to toe in brands Archie’s been seen in the past few times anyone has had a look at him…while riding a bike or sitting on a swing (lookit we’re normal how dare H&M say anything about royal life!!!).

    • Nyro says:

      I’m going with number three. Poor George will be wearing a beanie in the middle of summer.

    • notasugarhere says:

      4) Wearing an outfit that mimics one of Harry’s childhood ones and he’ll be posed on a Bench.

      • JT says:

        Number three or Nota’s number four are good bets. After all of the confusion over why George was wearing a suit, they’ll probably want to dress him like a real child and not boss baby and we all know how much they can’t help copying the Sussexes. H&M get a lot of praise for dressing Archie normally and most of what he wears sells out. If they dress him in Harry’s old outfit, than they can create some dramatic narrative of George missing his uncle and how dare Harry abandon his real family.

    • equality says:

      Maybe something to channel Philip so they can work that angle like the Wessexes.

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        Perhaps a tiny Navy uniform with fake medals. That certainly won’t attract mockery.

    • Layla says:

      And probably some balloons?

  24. Lauren says:

    That’s because the press at the moment is over saturated with George’s pictures. Everyone has seen him twice at the same sort of event and both times dressed in the same way. They might want to try giving more exposure to Charlotte and Louis and let George rest up for a while. As horrible as it may sound they have nothing else but their kids to feed the monster they created. Also the Cambridges are trying to distract everyone from their continuous international mishaps by using George as a distraction. Poor kid.

  25. Likeyoucare says:

    There are lots of celebrities like to sale their 1st baby picture in People Magazine for money

    This look like kate cant sale george pictures because they are not enough demand as we already saw lots of george pictures?

  26. DuchessL says:

    First of all George was so cute at football and eclipsed his parents, so jealous future king willie will take him away so we forget how george is adorable. 2nd kate & willie are not getting along, she is also depressed because meg has been so active during MATERNITY LEAVE that kate just hasn’t found the time or energy to take pictures of her kids or wait a minute, she was quarantined not too long ago so the photograph from whom she usually takes credit from couldn’t make it.

    • Tessa says:

      I don’t think William can afford to do this. He realizes he needs to play “good wholesome family man” and he needs to trot out his wife and children. I think he is petty enough to do this to “disprove” that royals had “cold” upbringings. There he is a Real Family man.

  27. notasugarhere says:

    W&K gave the tabloids what they wanted. They dragged out their eldest for their PR sh!t show and allowed paps to make money off pictures of him. That’s part of their deal, regular pap access to the kids in public in exchange for the tabloids not being critical of them. If W&K don’t release copywritten pics of him for his birthday, the tabloids have already made their money.

  28. Rapunzel says:

    The “laughs like he’s rich” comments wouldn’t have happened if he’d worn normal 7 year old attire. The criticism George got was all because his parents were using him as a prop, dressing him as William’s mini me. And it totally backfired.

    Seriously, they should have learned from the reaction to the first game and changed his clothes for the final. Another way this is their fault.

    Kate got blamed once they finally realized the mistake- you in danger, gjrl.

    • Capepopsie says:

      @Rapunzel changing his clothes for the final would have been admitting it was a mistake. Repeating however shows ”we do not take orders”.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Capepopsie, who was ordering them to do anything? It seems that they are now using the comments about George being in a suit as a way not to have his picture taken for his birthday. Well, they’re the ones who made him wear a suit; therefore, I don’t take their complaints very seriously. If you look at it another way, you’ll see that George wearing a suit got a lot of interest on social media. I suspect he wore a suit the second time, because they were happy about that interest.

  29. rawiya says:

    What mocking did people do? Two little sentences about his suit (wherein most felt bad for him and wanted him to be dressed like a kid) and then everyone was focused on the Italy win/England loss. At least people didn’t photoshop him like they did Archie’s Christmas photo. If they really think the Internet was mocking, then they need to grow a pair. What was it Uncle Edward said? Ah yes, everyone’s had stuff said about them in the press?

    (And I don’t condone people talking shhhh about children, btw. It’s just funny to me that because the masses didn’t bow at the feet of the Future King, suddenly he’s been mocked and they’re going to “punish” us by not releasing a photo. Like anyone cares.)

  30. Rapunzel says:

    Oh, and this is totally William distracting from how much negative reaction his own behavior drew. The Fail yesterday had a obvious af article about very much not racist™ Wills comforting the black England players who got racist abuse, and claimed that was why he visited the team’s locker room.

    Transparent as scotch tape.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Rapunzel, maybe this will work in the UK, but it won’t work internationally. W really screwed the pooch as he so often does, and the international media are well aware of what happened.

  31. Curious says:

    I still think they dressed George in a suit cause they 100% thought the English will win.they had it planned, lots of pics with the English winners, it would have been a great photo setup that would have put William/George in a positive light . George would have been the star in that scenario. no one would have thought about the way George was dressed. They lost,and left .no more pics. and the few comments that was said is being used to say George was bullied.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Curious, can you imagine the photos of George/William with the Italian President and team members? That would have literally been priceless because of the benefits to the brf. Talk about a lost opportunity,

      • Marivic says:

        You’re right. This could have been a great opportunity for William to have displayed humility, inclusiveness, and great sportsmanship in defeat. As always he lost that opportunity big time. All because of hubris.

    • A says:

      I feel like if the English won, there would be more questions about why George, a child, was dressed the way he was. Or at least I would have hoped there would be. How strange it would have looked for a kid to be dressed in a suit, greeting the players from the team he’s a fan of, when a jersey would have looked so much nicer.

  32. ModeratelyWealthy says:

    Oh well, the whole point of putting George out there is for his parents to get good press and to provide them with an excuse for their bad behaviour. Now that they realized it is not owrking anymore, they do not see the point.

    IMO this will change as soon as RR pushes back.

  33. My3cents says:

    So George was actually working?
    Well, then his end of the year numbers are probably going to be better than his parents.

  34. Catherine says:

    No way they don’t release pictures. Even if they don’t put pictures on social media, they will give a photo to the tabloids. IMO. They are trying to capitalize off the attention the abuse the football players are getting. Trying to position themselves as sympathetic victims. The racist abuse of the football players was reported around the world, they want some of that attention. Especially when you consider William was criticized for his statement. They want to shift the story. Also, I don’t think William liked the amount of attention George received. This was supposed to be his moment. George was their to prop up his image. Instead commentary about George dominated to the point where people were talking about being disappointed when George didn’t attend the semifinal match. William spent his whole life being more popular than his father. Being propped up over his brother. No way is he going to be comfortable with George stealing his spotlight.

  35. Tessa says:

    What I think is wrong is setting George up as “future king” when he was 5 with the dynasty photos and the pudding stirring. Plus Attenborough making George the “important one” giving HIM a gift in front of his siblings. This stunt at the game was more of the same “future King” spin, it is not fair to the child to have this burden put on him at this age. He needs to be in school and play with children his own age.

  36. Sofia says:

    I do remember there being a year when one of the kids (90% sure it was George but could have been Charlotte too) didn’t have pictures released on their birthday so the Cambridges have done it before. Although that was when the Cambridges had a very different attitude towards the press when it came for their children so they might still release pics.

    Edit: okay just checked this. They didn’t release any new portraits of Charlotte on her 3rd birthday and just recycled one of her on her first day of nursery

    I didn’t see much mocking of George. A lot of it was light hearted joking but the worst I saw was “why is he wearing a suit??” and most people were directing that to his parents. I said it in another post that there is going to be both negative and positive coverage about George. Comes with the territory and it’s sadly something him and his parents are going to have to get used to. But but BUT he is still a kid so there is a very fine line that the Cambridges have to walk. It’s tough.

  37. Jaded says:

    No, it’s sites like Twitter. People don’t dunk on little kids here.

    Kate may just recycle an older picture but anything from Angela Levin should be taken with a whole shaker full of salt. I’m sure if the tabloids don’t get a photo of George — hopefully not in a suit — there will be a price to pay that puts Willnot one step closer to another dad dancing reveal.

    Edit: The comment I was replying to disappeared where someone blamed sites like this for criticizing George.

    • Nic919 says:

      They try so hard to say people attack the kids here and they do not. There was criticism of Kate or William making George wear the suit and that’s it. The only thing I saw in terms of harsh criticism was a few comments that were screencapped by derangers where they claimed they were posted under the Cambridge social media accounts. I can’t be bothered to check if the comments are real or not, but the criticism wasn’t coming from the squad or anyone with a high profile, like for example a BBC employee.

      This is exactly what the racist right wingers do in the US with their fake both sides and false equivalencies so I guess they don’t realize we can see how obvious these talking points are.

      • Tessa says:

        It’s the parents that did it. George may not be able to pick out his own clothes for a long time.

  38. North of Boston says:

    Did The Fail actually use the word “keen” to
    describe Kate the Photographer?

    If so … oh, boy, watch your back Catherine

    • Jais says:

      Lol I mentioned this upthread… it was actually “keen amateur photographer Kate.” And I thought it was shady. I mean it wasn’t keen amateur photographer Duchess Catherine of Cambridge but actually that sounds even funnier.

      • North of Boston says:

        Ha! Yeah the “keen” definitely read like shade to me. There is no way the DM doesn’t know that word is used to mock Kate in gossip forums.

  39. t'otter says:

    Oh no!

  40. HeatherC says:

    Invisible contract has entered the chat.

    There will be pictures.

  41. Tessa says:

    That game was not an “official duty” for the 7 year old. What about child labor laws.

  42. RoyalBlue says:

    lol @ george laughing like mr. monopoly. because it’s true. the way he threw his body back and big clapped with a large open mouth and eyes. yes that was an apt description.

  43. Curious says:

    I thought it was tradition that the palace must show birthday and Christmas pics of the heirs. guess in the old days they had to show that the heir was healthy .

  44. Curious says:

    George is a child, he was just copying an adult that he spends time with . the way he laughed,and lift his hands and tuck in his shirt, he must have seen the adults do this .

    • Meghan says:

      I feel like there is a small chance that George wanted to wear a suit and look like his dad. I know when my son spends a week with his dad he comes home not wanting to wear a shirt around the house because that’s what his dad does. So if George had been spending more time with William, he maybe did ask to wear a suit.

  45. Feeshalori says:

    Seriously, it’s not like a 7-year- old has any choice in the matter of how he dresses. And if he did, is it believable that he’d choose a suit and tie to wear to a sports event? So he’d be the last person to be called out or mocked.

  46. Margaret says:

    Georges parents need to stop trotting out those young children every time they make fools of themselves. I only hope I hear the outpouring of concern for young archie and lilibet diana in the future. Noones child should be dragged ever.

  47. Athena says:

    That settles it, George is off to boarding school in September and pictures and story about George will be embargoed right after the dropping off George at school picture.

    Whoever published that picture of George laughing could have picked a better picture. My guess it was done on purpose and done deliberately to annoys the Cambridges.

    People had plenty to say about Archie wearing a onesie, can’t be too thin skin as a blood royal.

    I’m not sure why Eugenie is posting pictures of her child. The only time you see any of Zara’s children is if they’re at an event with her, Mike or Anne. No need to post to the world.

    • notasugarhere says:

      That would be early even for the Windsors. William was 8 1/2 when he went to Ludgrove. Harry was a week shy of 8 when he started. Charles and Diana announced their separation a few months later.

  48. DeltaJuliet says:

    Life is so strange. When I save my hard earned money to take my kids to a sporting event it’s a special trip. Royals go for free to see big events on the grandest stages and it’s a “work event”.

  49. Well Wisher says:

    The mail has since published briefs against Charles as whataboutism. They’ve published leaks about Lili Diana baptism, tried to make it seem like Meghan and Harry mislead the public about their deals to provide content, by insinuating that Pearl the series were in the works but omitting the fact that the Sussexes were already in talks to be part time royals, that would requiring to earn monies to pay for staff. Salaries that would no longer be offset should they succeeded in eliminating the Roysl rota.
    The attention has diverted to mainly Charles.
    This recent bit was published to say that Bill reached out to the footballers who were racially abused on social media. Although 24 hours ago they published an item of the two footballers sans Saka going to Turks and Caicos on a private jet.
    Would this be enough to assuage Bill ?
    Would there be pics on George’s birthday, if the above actions proved fruitful to mitigate the Cambridges latest PR disaster? Maybe?

  50. The Recluse says:

    I think their mistake was dressing George like a mini-me of William. It made him look old and stuffy and he’s just a kid. They should have let him attend in nice kid clothes. I suspect that putting him in a suit also had an effect on him, causing him to feel as though he had to super mind himself, instead of just being a kid at a sporting event.