Prince William & Kate are ‘definitely on the charm offensive right now’

TENNIS : Wimbledon 2021 - 06/07/2021

As I’m writing this, Kensington Palace has not offered any official or unofficial response to Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir. Let’s please take a moment and pray for the poor crisis manager who is likely sitting on Prince William so he doesn’t punch through a wall or explode with fart-soaked fury. If William continues to blank Harry for the time being, I will consider it a great success from KP. The mature thing for William to do is nothing, just let Harry exist and thrive while William tries to do the same. Which is why this story is kind of mixed bag – it shows that William and Kate are still focused on defining themselves around Harry, but it also shows that they have some idea of a way forward for their clownish PR.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are ‘on the charm offensive’ to prove to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they’re happy and ‘not trapped’, a royal expert has claimed. Royal biographer Duncan Larcombe, who wrote Prince Harry: The Inside Story, told Closer magazine: ‘William and Kate have kept a dignified silence but now they’re letting their actions do the talking. It’s almost as if they’re sending a secret message to Harry and Meghan saying, “We’re going to keep going, we’re still here, we’re not backing down, we’re carrying on”. It’s a message to Harry that life continues – with or without him.’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 39, recently attended the European Championships final at Wembley, where they brought along their eldest son George, who turns eight on Thursday, which delighted royal fans. Candid photos of the trio embracing the emotional rollercoaster of the match offered an intriguing glimpse of their warm family dynamic, and commentators said they came across as ‘full of love and affection’.

‘William and Kate are definitely on the charm offensive right now – and it’s working,’ Duncan told Closer. He called the Duke’s statement about racism in football ‘really powerful’, adding that there is ‘no doubt’ William and Kate have taken Harry’s allegation that his brother is ‘trapped’ in a role he doesn’t want and are ‘determined to show that isn’t the case’.

He suggested the Duchess in particular had appeared ‘all smiles’ on recent engagements to show Harry and Meghan she is ‘happy and fun’.

Meanwhile royal expert Katie Nicholl told the publication that the Cambridges have ‘solidified themselves as the nation’s sweethearts more than ever recently’ in a ‘quiet, dignified way’.

‘They’ve upped their game,’ she added.

[From The Daily Mail]

See what I mean? It’s good news/bad news. The good news for the Cambridges is that they’ve finally learned that the best way to “combat” the Sussexes is to NOT engage and just do their own thing, look happy together and try to be affectionate, even though William mostly looks at Kate like her buttons are getting on his last f–king nerve. The bad news is that they are still defining themselves against Harry and Meghan. I guess it’s also bad news that Will and Kate wouldn’t have to try so f–king hard if what Harry said had zero truth. If Will and Kate’s marriage was fine and there were no cracks in the union, they would be confident enough in their marriage to not perform for the cameras, you know?

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  1. Dee says:

    They got the “offensive” part right anyway.

    • anotherlily says:

      Exactly! A charm offensive requires charm and they have none.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      They’re not charming, and this IS offensive.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Thank you. Those pics all collected together are something else. He looks depressed and she acts manic. Yikes

      • BooyahB!tches says:

        She’s not manic, she has Unhinged Jaw Syndrome, wide gaping false laughs, and all hand movements to express how much SHE FEEEEEELS what she is saying

    • BooyahB!tches says:

      But you see, they’re all confused with words, terms, and behavious that are foreign to them, so absorbing these words into their brains is slow. Talks of “Zero Tolerance” policies surrounding racial bigotry have been part of their training, as has “Charm Offensive.” Due to their natural lack of these qualities, their training has been difficult, and so it has become clear they have zero charm or tolerance, and are plain old offensive in everything they do.

  2. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    Why even perform for the cameras at all? It’s not like anyone is clamoring to see the Cambridges. They have to insert themselves into situations to get noticed and there’s no charm at all. It’s all very odd.

    • goofpuff says:

      If you get the point where you’re performing for the cameras to prove a point, you’ve completely lost the point.

  3. Seraphina says:

    What “charm”?????? They have managed to single handedly upset crowds and politicians alike.

  4. JT says:

    They are going to show that they are still here….by being in the wind. If they have to continue to define themselves in comparison to the Sussexes than they aren’t fine, they haven’t moved on, and they are still trapped.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yup, exactly. As long as the Cambs are trying to compete with the sussexes, it proves they have not moved on. (and they’re going to lose if they keep trying to compete, so they should just stop.)

  5. Merricat says:

    If only the Cambridges were as interested in impressing their people as they are in what the Sussexes say, do, think.

    • BooyahB!tches says:

      yeah, they might even start to come remotely cnear the vicinity of the Sussexxes popularity if they just did that!! Losers…

  6. Lizzie says:

    I don’t think charm means what they think it means. We agree on offensive though.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      You are right, Lizzie!!! They have no idea what charm is, even if charm slapped them across the face.

      BTW, yesterday’s article from Kaiser in regards to William consoling the football players was hysterical given how many Brits find him not worthy of being king and hundreds asking why TOBB didn’t stop his racist antics against Meghan. I think that there are those on Dusty Saltine Island that have TOBB number, and he should be worried!!

    • My3cents says:

      Maybe by charm they mean that her royal Keenest is really into charm bracelets?
      She can add a little charm from each country she flashed, or her husband offended.

    • TabithaD says:

      I think William was attempting “charm” when he was attempting to flirt with that old lady in a care home he visited recently. The photos weren’t pretty.

    • Christine says:

      LMAO! Everyone is on fire today!

  7. Amy Bee says:

    What’s dignified about William and Kate smearing Harry and Meghan in the press. And let’s not forget that the first mention of the Cambridges feeling trapped did not come from Harry but was reported by Tatler in February 2020.

    • JT says:

      That’s a good point about the Tatler article and that piece was sourced from their friends. That are trapped. Trapped within the institution. Trapped with their “work” that they don’t want to do. And trapped in that sham they call a marriage.

    • Jais says:

      “Dignified silence”??? Yeah, no. If William, Kate, or KP ever operated with dignified silence, rather than leaking against their own family, they wouldn’t be in this mess. It would be laughable if they hadn’t done so much damage. What snakes. Look how dignified our silence is while we are going to the press behind your backs. They are really just creating propaganda stories for this couple.

      • Harper says:

        Exactly. Not so fast with this dignified silence slop. We only just finished hearing Robert Lacey’s Extended Dance Version takedown of Sussexit, sourced discreetly, of course, from Prince The Other Brother’s close friends. It’s been busy since then, what with keeping Mumbles out of the Diana Statue Unveiling and then away from his Charitable Polo Match With Aristos by sending someone to breathe covid particles in Kate’s face and forcing her to isolate. Besides, the Royals are hoping to be on vacation now and they won’t pop their heads up from Mustique to say something anytime soon lest someone wonder where they are.

  8. Maria says:

    Yikes…THIS is their charm offensive?

  9. ModeratelyWealthy says:

    ‘William and Kate are definitely on the charm offensive right now – and it’s working”

    Lol!

    I dont know what more to say- “it’s working?”

    Is it? REALLY?

    • Jais says:

      Is it? REALLY? No, their charm offensive probably is not working on its own. But the press repeating over and over again how charming and dignified they are seems to be working for people in the UK. Not all the people but a fair portion.

  10. equality says:

    Could it be they have run out of ideas to use for defamation? I hope this is a sign that H&M’s solicitors are holding their feet to the fire about the bullying claims. That is all that would teach them to shut up.

  11. taris says:

    “dignified silence”
    “charm offensive”
    “happy and fun”
    “upped their game”
    “the nation’s sweethearts”

    what planet are these people on? 😂

    • Over it says:

      I know, like the nation even remembers these two vacationers. Gtfo with Katie and her ass kissing bullshit and the other idiot I can’t be bothered to remember

    • My3cents says:

      They are definitely smoking some of Carole’s party pieces.

    • Anne says:

      Dang. That’s a whole lotta fanfic in that article. “Upped their game” made me snort. These two have no game. There’s nothing to “up.” Is there some kind of “generic word salad” generator that they use to come up with these meaningless phrases?

  12. Rai says:

    I would be more impressed if they were doing actual work. As an American, I find the whole “our mere presence is work” to be offensive. What vapid, uninspiring lives they lead.

    • Truthiness says:

      They want “work credit” by attending sporting events ffs! When Will went to the Irn Bru factory with the queen, she was all smiley and happy to talk to people while Will looked uncomfortable. So not charming. The queen made a point to show him how to interact and whoosh, it went over his head.

    • NCDancer says:

      This. This is what I don’t understand. Do the British really want their royals to do nothing but show up at a community center occasionally and make small talk with the subjects? I am sure this is very American of me, but that’s a pretty low return on the investment.

  13. Rapunzel says:

    Stop trying to make fetch happen, RRs!

  14. fluffy_bunny says:

    They think Meghan and Harry are watching their every move? They aren’t. I doubt they’re scouring gossip sites to find out what’s going on with the Keens

  15. Wadsworth the Butler says:

    If they have to go on a “charm offensive” to convince the world that things are fine in their marriage, things aren’t fine in their marriage.

    • Rapunzel says:

      I just said almost the same thing! And I love your name. Clue is my favorite film!

      • Wadsworth the Butler says:

        “Yes, I did it. I killed Yvette. I hated her so much, it…it…it… flames… flames, on the sides of my face, breathing…breathless…heaving breaths… heaving…”

      • Jais says:

        Madeline Kahn, literally that dialogue is my favorite part of that movie…flames on the sides of my face… her voice, the hand movements, epic

    • BabsORIG says:

      The Cambridges remind me so much of the Aniston/Pitt marriage back in the day. I would read lots and lots of stories how their marriage was on the rocks, the screaming matches, etc, etc but they would appear in public in the next few minutes all lovey dovey and I would foolishly believe their PR. On numerous occasions I would argue with my friend about how the gossips were lying about the Brad/Jen, that they were happily married and so much in love. And then suddenly I was hit with Brad and Jen have split up and I was like, omigoodness, I was the only foolish blind person to all that was being said about Brad and Jen. I guess what I’m trying to day is that yeah, the Cambridge are trying waaay too hard and it’s beginning to hurt their carefully woven happily married couple image that has taken them years to put together, their brand is in trouble, if at all they had one to begin with.

      • Harper says:

        When England scored their solitary goal at the Euro Finals and Will exploded with happiness, he never looked at Kate and she never looked at him in a burst of celebratory united fandom. They both grabbed George independently, but there was no loving look or exchange between them such as, “Isn’t this great? George is loving it. Go England!” There was zero connection and/or contact with each other in a euphoric moment. So yes, they are done with each other.

      • Nic919 says:

        I thought that clip was telling. Especially if you contrast it with the way they would celebrate sports activities during the 2012 Olympics. Neither interacted with each other but only with George, who is clearly a buffer for them. That’s not what a normal married couple does. There would be some interaction but they didn’t even look at each other.

      • Isabella says:

        Brad and Angelina, same playbook.

    • Deering24 says:

      Hee. What’s that line from Dorothy Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey? Something about successful murderers are like successful married couples—they don’t boast. ;)

  16. aquarius64 says:

    Also, stop deploying Uncle Comet and briefing the press minions. This article alone shows the Cambridges are worry.

  17. Rapunzel says:

    “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are ‘on the charm offensive’ to prove to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they’re happy and ‘not trapped’” ? Um….what?

    Yeah, nothing says “I’m not trapped” like needing to go on a special charm offensive to prove you aren’t trapped. If you have to try so hard to get people to think you aren’t trapped, then you’re trapped. Deal with it, Cambs!

    • nina says:

      I don’t understand. Why do they feel the need to show H&M that they are happy. These trashy articles make no sense.

      • Jay says:

        Yeah, this is the ol’ squeezing yourself into a sexy outfit to show you “don’t care” and are “totally over” your break up, only to spend most of the night spying on your ex, whispering to your friends: Is he/she looking at me???

        Not that I have ever done that…

        But yeah, if Kate and William really want their actions to speak louder than words, then I’m gonna need to hear a lot less from them, including telling us they are going to be letting their actions speak.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Nina- I think that Will and Kate are desperate to show H&M they’re happy because they aren’t and they are furious that H&M know that. And have created their own happiness.

        Wills reminds me of my sister, who cannot stand people being happy when she isn’t. If anything goes wrong in her life, others have to be just as unhappy as her, or she’s furious.

  18. Rapunzel says:

    “It’s almost as if they’re sending a secret message to Harry and Meghan saying, “We’re going to keep going, we’re still here, we’re not backing down, we’re carrying on”. It’s a message to Harry that life continues – with or without him.’” wtf is this nonsense?

    Let me translate:

    1. “It’s almost as if they’re sending a secret message to Harry and Meghan” = William called the papers to tell Harry.

    2. “We’re still here”= We’re still FFK and FFQC, so there!

    3. “We’re not backing down” = We’re going to continue hating you both.

    4. “We’re carrying on” = We’re going to continue to smear you both

    4. “life continues- with or without him” = We’re obsessed with you having a better, happier freer life than ours and we continue to be obsessed and try to copy you.

    • Zut Alors says:

      Your translation is spot on 🤣😂. I don’t know why these royal “experts” don’t get jobs as comedy writers. They are unintentionally hilarious.

  19. Snuffles says:

    Well, their charm offensive has managed to offend a multitude of nations, including the Commonwealth.

    “ It’s almost as if they’re sending a secret message to Harry and Meghan saying, “We’re going to keep going, we’re still here, we’re not backing down, we’re carrying on”. It’s a message to Harry that life continues – with or without him.’”

    Yeah, that’s what your asses should have been doing this whole time instead of briefing against the Sussex’s and driving them out of the country!

    Stop trying to compete with them and focus on your own work. Because, there are still a significant amount of the UK who buys into all of the royal bullshit. Just lean into that. Because I can guarantee you, nothing would make Harry and Meghan HAPPIER if everyone minded their own business and focused on their own work and lives.

  20. Over it says:

    Yes, i see dignified affection all over william sour ass face when he looks at his wife . My orchid gets more love and affection than those two shows each other. You can’t make a dead horse work and those two are dead boring, dead out of love and dead lazy as fuck.

  21. Over it says:

    Kaiser, again you and your words. Lolol. Thank you

  22. Kfg says:

    Yes they’re so charming they’re both being dragged on Twitter. They’re both being called racists and everyone finds them irritating. They’ve helped with getting Australia to become a republic and with Scottish independence. Great job!

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      I need Scottish independence because I really want to visit there because I love Outlander but I’ve sworn of all things UK because of these assholes. I can’t even bring myself to drink M&H’s wedding tea because I bought it from a british company.

  23. Pippin says:

    “Dear peasants – um we mean meal tickets, uh no wait, subjects. Come back! Everyone, look!! We’re still here!! Look remember us? We got you that bank holiday?? Don’t you love us for that even though it was a decade ago? Wasn’t that enough for you? Be grateful, plebs. No wait – we mean uh look at how rich and posh we are!! No don’t stop aspiring towards that, we need your admiration to justify our existence.

    We’re gracious! We can be elegant too! Look over here!

    Anyway racism is BAD and we think it’s naughty. Harry who? Who’s that? We don’t know ANY Harrys. Also covid is Very Bad but MEGHAN is Badder. Please look at us, we’ll get national treasures involved! Attenborough and Mary Berry like us!! WHY WON’T YOU LOOK WE’RE SO IN LOVE!!!! WE LOVE EACH OTHER!!!!!!! SEE HOW WE MAKE EYE CONTACT!

    Here is a child to look at too. He’s richer than you isn’t that sweet. No, stop talking about him now – stop looking! GO AWAY.

    PS Scotland you are Good and we like you ever so much please text back.

    Love W & K aka pigeons coo coo”

  24. ABritGuest says:

    Must be nice to be paid for this drivel especially given Duncan’s dubious past. I wonder if he realises he’s making FFK & QC sound like desperate exes-trying to prove they are better off without Harry. Which is really really strange.

  25. Ann says:

    Oh my goodness . . . his annoyed expression in that top photo while looking at his wife. I almost feel sorry for her.

  26. serena says:

    “to prove to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that they’re happy and ‘not trapped’” … the way they have to go to such lenght just to show they are “happy” and not trapped, LOL, it’s hilarious.

    “It’s a message to Harry that life continues – with or without him”.. as if Harry give a f-.

    But surely the most hilarious line must be the ‘charm offensive’, lol, where? Like when England lost against Italy and the Keen family didn’t even try to greet the italian President? Sure, very charming, not like anyone forgot about that despite their efforts to ignore it in the press.

  27. Rnot says:

    These people protest too much. The framing for this gives the Sussex side all the power. Why would the future King and Queen need to prove anything to them? Why would they be so very bothered? Also, we all saw the photos. These are two desperately unhappy people.

  28. Jaded says:

    Cue Uncle Hookers-n-Blow to foam at the mouth about “how dare Harry write a book, Keen and Mean are truly royal and would never stoop so low as to write some cheezy memoir filled with lies!!”

  29. equality says:

    Look what great people they are; they hugged their child at a ball game? This is weird. Poor George being dragged along to show the “warm family dynamic”. The other 2 children aren’t necessary for that? Or maybe they were lucky to not be dragged into the PR.

  30. Catherine says:

    In order for a charm offensive to work, charm is required.

  31. Julia K says:

    No comment, just a question. Why does she frequently pose with the claw hands ; have seen this outstretched upside down fist with fingers splayed out numerous times. Significance ?

    • Jais says:

      Idk? Ring shot maybe?

    • India says:

      The woman does not know how to act in any capacity. She flaps her man hands about, juts that jaw to jack up her sagging jowls and is stupid beyond any reality I have ever seen.

    • Lizzie says:

      Same reason she poses with a hyper extended laugh, she has been over coached to look like she is naturally interacting with people while posing for paps. Ironically she has lost the ability to be natural.

    • BooyahB!tches says:

      It’s her Unhinged Jaw Syndrome, one she engages to PROVE how happy and laughy she is. The claw-like grabby hands show two things: she needs to keep reminding everyone “I’VE GOT DIANA’S RING!” and subliminally displays her grab-everything character.

  32. Gubbinal says:

    I think that the Keen one sees royalty as “celebrity” and that TOB sees royalty as “never having to say you’re sorry.” Never the twain shall meet.

  33. Lizzie says:

    It’s almost like..Sophie who?

    • BooyahB!tches says:

      It’s never been any other way BUT Sophie who…she’s such a frumpy, envious nobody

  34. RedWeatherTiger says:

    That cover photo of a bloaty, jowly Kate is helping me get through my day. Thanks!

  35. MsIam says:

    So we are just going to pretend that Twitter dragging never happened, right? The dragging that was so epic it was reported on by other news outlets. Uh huh, carry on then. Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan said to tell everyone hello from the beach.

  36. Mooney says:

    “With or without Harry”

    Well dears, it’s been more than an year and a half since they left and you’re only realising that now?

    And notice how there’s no mention of Meghan as if she never existed in Harry’s life 😒
    I can only imagine if Elegant Bill treated Harry like his personal slave to take everything for him.

  37. Nadia Rahman says:

    But they are lacking in charm!

  38. terrah says:

    While i am generally disinclined to comment on another person’s appearance, i am struck by how very very tired “the great” looks. wonder what’s keeping her up at night?

  39. Girlbye says:

    I am living for how Megan and Harry are outshining these two horrible people.

  40. Steph says:

    At no point did they look happy and affectionate?

  41. Theothermia says:

    Duncan Larcombe sure is farting out a lot of quotes to different outlets these days…. At whose behest, I wonder – just his own wallet? KP?

    It’s definitely weird to say “show the Sussexes” instead of “show the public” how happy they are. Performing happiness just to be petty and contrary… plausible for the Dook and Duchass of Lamebridge.

  42. L4Frimaire says:

    Why do they need to prove themselves to the Sussexes? Is it because they know they are lacking. It’s just weird that this is how they’re defining themselves.

  43. jferber says:

    They’re offensive, but they have no charm. They’d be better off staying at their separate homes.

  44. Gobo says:

    … what charm? They have no charm to go on the offensive with.

  45. SusanRagain says:

    W&K have zero charm.
    They may need to take some classes in order to acquire some personality.

    I have lost interest in the entire BRF.
    Off to look at some gardening hacks.
    Enjoy your day.

  46. Rose says:

    It reminds me of James Franco and Anne Hathaway at the Oscars – the vibe between these two. I’m sure someone else out there has made a similar observation. It’s just…off.

  47. jazzbaby1 says:

    Those two couldn’t charm anyone with a wand and Hermione Granger correcting their pronunciation before they put someone’s eye out.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      They’re muggles so I’m pretty sure they can’t perform magic even under those circumstances.

  48. Lizzie says:

    Thank god they told us because it looks like one photo op after another, I thought they were just in love with themselves.

  49. Isabella says:

    Honestly, Prince Albert of Monaco is more charming. Even in the midst of paternity suits and a vanished wife, he just carries on, not asking us to love him. These two have palaces and all the resources of the monarchy–and all they can do is think about Harry.

  50. BooyahB!tches says:

    There’s no “i” in “TeamKate,” but there’s plenty of “harm” in their idea of charm. There’s also plenty of “ill” in “Will.”

  51. Shannon says:

    “Fart-soaked fury” and that pic of Will mean mugging Kate is why is why I love Celebitchy. Long may she reign…lol

  52. Marivic says:

    William and Kate are the creation of the British media. Not a single criticism about these two lazy bums since Meghan arrived in the scene. The BM only talk and write praises and plaudits for these two jealous souls. The BM take out their hate on Meghan and force these two lazy racists down the throats of the British people so they can be solidified as “the nation’s sweethearts.” But the world knows better.