Us Weekly: The Cambridges & Sussexes are talking a lot by Zoom & FaceTime?

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In recent months, there’s this guy trying to style himself as some kind of royal insider and legitimate royal commentator. It’s weird because he’s always given himself the same title: voice coach to Princess Diana. The guy is Stewart Pearce and there’s no evidence he has had anything to do with the Windsors since the 1990s. But he keeps being interviewed by Us Weekly and other outlets like he knows what’s going on with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. His latest claim is that the Keens and the Sussexes are all Zooming with each other constantly.

Mending fences! Prince Harry and Prince William are growing closer despite the miles of distance between them, and according to royal expert Stewart Pearce, so are Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate.

“I know that the four are talking with one another and they’re talking by Zoom [and by] FaceTime,” the author of Diana: The Voice of Change told Us Weekly exclusively on Tuesday, August 24. “They’re very close with one another.”

Harry, 36, and the Suits alum, 40, are “very different” from William and Kate, both 39, Pearce added.

“Their lens on the world is highly individualized,” he told Us. “And what’s remarkable is that they all totally respect [each other], but this lens is different.”

Pearce predicted that the conversations between the royal couples are “informal,” with “Kate cooking dinner in the kitchen” and her husband “making cups of tea” as they chat with the Sussexes across the pond.

Though the Fab Four’s relationships are moving in a positive direction, Pearce told Us they likely keep their topics of conversation as light as possible.

“It’s not that William and William and Kate leave all the controversy about Harry and Meghan alone,” he said on Tuesday. “But … they just simply position it there because after all, it’s not their responsibility to be involved in, you know, verbalizing anything. What they do is just simply offer as much peace and tranquility and calm as possible.”

[From Us Weekly]

I remember when Katie Nicholl used to claim the same thing last year and this year, before the Oprah interview. Nicholl always said that Harry and William talked frequently and that there were no long-standing issues and all of that. I guess some people buy it. Judging from Harry’s own words, it doesn’t seem like he’s calling up his brother to chat about life and love and loss. Both brothers seem very much like they’re using third parties as buffers. As for Kate and the idea that she’s Zooming with the Sussexes as she makes dinner… lol. None of that is happening. Absolutely none of it.



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  1. HeatherC says:

    Thank you. I needed a good laugh this Wednesday morning.

  2. rawiya says:

    Is this before or after FreeWilly and Buttons donated money to save the poor Invictus Games from insolvency? And does this mean that Kate trusts Meghan now? Does Willy think Harry’s mentally stable now? So many questions. If only I had access to the Zoom recordings.

    • Lyds says:

      Let’s get the stories straight, shall we? Cliff notes below:

      From Keen: peacemaker, kingmaker, lynchpin and upset that meghan told the world she made her cry, but willing to reach out (via Zoom, FaceTime, PowerPoint) and wants to see Lili “soon.” Is more beautiful inside than outside and is FQC that needs to be queen NOW (per uncle Gary). Only breathing thing that can calm William, who will then lay his head on her mother’s lap.
      *Landmark work: Early Years.

      From Other Brother: engorged, enraged, incandescent yet elegant, and definitely the “better looking” brother of the two who is DEFINITELY Diana’s son too, okay? Will never forgive H&M based on how they treated his “staff.” Can’t “garden,” can’t cook, but will make many cups of tea. Consumes beers and curry like a regular bloke. Racial crusader who is bored of racism in football and BAFTA.
      *Landmark Work: Earthshit (typo and it stays)

      From Charles (who is so boring and inane that I don’t remember his nickname): heartbroken, blindsided, can’t trust his sons, focused on Camilla and the environment, largest carbon footprint (but not really), hates Andrew and Edward, thinks it’s time Mom retires, after which he will be so powerful and just when it comes to his pedophile brother and the rest of his mooching family.
      *Landmark work: organic farming/being Goopiest Royal

  3. Lizzie says:

    I wish someone would ask Khate if she’s seen LIli yet. Like she was hoping to do soon when she was last asked.

    • L84Tea says:

      I would pay money to see her expression.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Lizzie I actually hope that they don’t, because none of them are even worthy enough to see her. The Sussexes are out of their league in every way and every single member of the BRF should be made to feel totally irrelevant when it comes to anything Sussex-related.

      I think they’ll be much more offended if people stop bothering to even ask or care whether or not they’ve spoken to Harry and Meghan or met Lili.

  4. PrincessPossum says:

    How do I start getting paid to write this Windsor fanfic?

  5. TigerMcQueen says:

    “Pearce predicted that the conversations between the royal couples are “informal,” with “Kate cooking dinner in the kitchen” and her husband “making cups of tea” as they chat with the Sussexes across the pond.”

    Utter fanfiction.

    For one thing, Harry is not about to start chatting informally with his racist brother who after what he’s done to Meghan, as there’s been not one jot of evidence Elegant Bill has apologized or owned up to his actions.

    Second, Keen Mandela making dinner while Elegant Bill putters around in the kitchen with her??? LMAO.

    • HeatherC says:

      They’re really trying to push “we’re just a normal married couple and absolutely don’t live separate lives” narrative. Look, we share a kitchen just like you! This whole drivel was worth a good chuckle and not much else.

    • Pao says:

      Never mind the fact that kate can’t cook. A fact she admitted herself

      • JT says:

        I think the part where Buttons and Wilileaks are chilling in the kitchen together is the dead giveaway that this story is fake….on top of all of the “FaceTiming” with H&M. As if the Keens are in the same household.

      • Ginger says:

        Kate has staff to do all of that.

      • cabooklover says:

        I swear when they were first married, and living in Anglesey, there were photos of her with a shopping trolley at a market and stories about her cooking roast chicken dinners for William. There’s a Vanity Fair article by Katie Nicholl’s from August 20, 2012. In the article is also mentions William doing his own toast and making cups of tea. Which is where maybe this voice coach dude got the idea from…🤔

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate “was seen” shopping once or twice from Anglesey after a whole bunch of stories came out that Kate was seen spending a lot of time at Buckleberry and not in Wales. And because Kate has so much security when she travels and the local ambulances have to be nearby when she’s in residence, the locals in Buckleberry would notice her visits. Meanwhile William would be in the barracks hanging out with the locals.
        Kate has never gone shopping without her RPOs doing most of the work. And when they are in Norfolk, she clears the local store when she decides to go shopping.

      • Becks1 says:

        There have been a few stories about Kate grocery shopping, one was shortly after the wedding and is probably the one that @cabooklover is thinking of – she was wearing a green shawl/poncho and skinny jeans and I think her sebago flats and was photographed pushing the cart in the parking lot. However, it was definitely part of the narrative about how normal they were and how everyday and how there were no servants and there were numerous stories about how Kate is just always roasting a damn chicken (so many stories about that then when H&M said that Harry proposed as they were roasting a chicken I was like OH COME ON!!!! lol).

        But I don’t think her going to a grocery store means she cooks.

      • Kalana says:

        The green shawl pictures were definitely staged. They were right after the wedding and there were no complaints about Kate’s privacy being invaded. Kate really does love a theme. The housewife in her shawl.

        I think Kate, like Pippa, can cook, but Middleton pr always presents average ability as spectacular talent. Kate can probably follow a recipe reasonably well and enjoys cooking.

      • Lucky Charm says:

        @ Becks1 – with all that chicken they eat, that explains why they’re so full of chicken$h!t lol!

      • February-Pisces says:

        Literally everything about Kate is a lie. She lies about ‘doing the school run’ yet her kids are taken to school by security in 3 large SUVs. Her supermarket visits are just for PR. She goes in fully visible, no hat or sunglasses, and her assistant leaks a camera phone pic so it looks like it’s taken by a shopper.

        Her security is also moved out of the shot, Just like her vigil stunt. We all know she clears the shop before she enters. Cooking, school runs, trips to the supermarket are all such small basic tasks that people do everyday. Kate could easily perform them, but she doesn’t even do that. Everything about them seems like a lie.

    • Nic919 says:

      Ignoring how it’s totally not true, it remains sexist that only Kate pretends to make dinner and that they can’t even include William in that pretend task.

      • goofpuff says:

        Considering their whole marriage is branded as “traditional” (to please their demographic) it’s expected that whatever PR they do is going to follow along sexist lines. Kate’s whole brand is about being that “traditional English Rose” wife.

      • Christine says:

        And again, it’s “Duchess Kate” and Meghan Markle.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks I’m mortified to admit that she was wearing ballet flats in the green shawl pictures; I remember because at the time I really liked them and wanted a pair myself! 🤭

        And the shawl photos were 100% staged. She’s looking directly into the camera in a bunch of them. It was right after the wedding — maybe the week after? So I guess they wanted to remind us again that Kate was a “commoner” they’d deigned to allow into the family.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Lorelei, you could be right! I actually thought about whether it was those ballet flats or the sebagos lol. I think she wore the sebagos for another staged “normal” pic.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Omg, “Keen Mandela” caught me upside the head and I literally choked on my Earl Grey tea. Criminal mischief! I’m calling my lawyer as soon as I get one.

    • Over it says:

      So where is Meghan that bloody woman who terrorized my staff with her crazy unhinged behavior? Like do these people never remember what stories they try to spin not so long ago? How the f is Meghan supposed to chat peacefully with an incandescent man baby and a bitch who can’t save her fu—-ing tears for another day and correct the damm record? Like how? How is Harry supposed to forget and forgive that thanks to his brother he almost lost his wife and unborn child.

      • Larisa says:

        It’s almost as if – gasp – these stories were coming from disconnected sources, rather than a part of a coherent narrative?

    • Cookie says:

      I’m utterly behind the eight ball here, what racist thing did William do/say?

      • Becks1 says:

        Most of us here think that William was the one who “had concerns” about Archie’s skin color.

      • Cookie says:

        Is that fact or wild speculation?

      • Becks1 says:

        I would say somewhere in between. We know it was not the Queen or Prince Phillip. It’s clearly either Charles or William or Harry would have exonerated them as well, but he could not exonerate one without putting the focus on the other. Harry also said it would be “damaging” to the person, and I don’t really think anyone would be surprised to learn that Charles may be kind of sort maybe just a little bit racist. But William, who is trying really hard to make his mark as being against racism (even though he’s just laughed at every time)? Yes, it would be damaging for him.

        We have also heard that “things were said that cannot be unsaid” between the brothers and some of us at the time that came out speculated that it was a racial slur, so this would fit.

        That’s not getting into his African-themed parties, dressing up as a Zulu warrior, joking about security throwing a non-white uber driver to the ground, enabling/encouraging/heading a smear campaign against his black SIL, a painting in his living room whose name had to be covered up when the Obamas visited, and so on.

        But sure, wild speculation.

      • Green Desert says:

        @Cookie, if you watched the Oprah interview it’s clear that it was someone close to Harry. It wasn’t a third cousin or Princess OfMichael. Because Harry came out and said it wasn’t the Queen or Philip, most people think it was William or Charles. Personally I think in this particular instance, Harry was talking about Charles. The anger and hurt he displayed in that interview when talking about his father was different than when he talked about William, who he said he loves “to bits.”

        IMO though this is like that episode of Veep where it comes out that someone called Selina a c*nt. Everyone is trying to get to the bottom of it while simultaneously fearing they’ll be found out, because everyone called her a c*nt. I think everyone in this god-forsaken family have been overtly or subtly racist MANY times, and they were probably all like “I hope he doesn’t name me!” It’s just that coming from his own father was the most hurtful. Again, my opinion.

      • TigerMcQueen says:

        Beside the fact that he is speculated to have been the one with ‘concerns’ about Archie’s skin color (for fairly good reason given Meghan’s ‘it would damage them’ comment about it…it’s either him or Charles) or his , here are a few things that drive my opinion:

        1. He has never opened his mouth about the abuse Meghan and Archie received, not even when they were living in the UK and subjected to constant racist abuse online and in the papers. He has said stuff about racism in football, but nothing about his sister-in-law or nephew. He’s sent lawyers to the tabs when Rose is mentioned or botox, but nothing when Meghan was maligned. Reporters have said he’s briefed against Meghan. Basically, he is a powerful part of the machine that obviously could have done something or said something, but instead left Harry’s wife and kid hanging in the racist wind.

        2. Harry seems open to a reconciliation with his dad but is much cooler toward his big brother. That’s pretty telling to me.

      • JD says:

        The saddest commentary on the BRF is the fact that really any one of them could have said that. And probably did. They are all so racist and petty. My $ is still on Charles and Camilla.

      • Debbie says:

        Re @Cookies’ question about what William may have said: Basically, it’s everything Becks1 said AND add to that William’s reaction after the Oprah interview. Despite reports that that the queen wanted everyone to not talk to the press, William (who usually does as little as possible) felt the need to exert himself w/ an event. During said event, he wrangled a Black person (from outside the castle, obviously) to stand beside him, so they could take a picture together. Hmm. Also, William came up with the now much-mocked, dumbass statement that his family was “very much not quite racist at all” or some such nonsense. It was such an odd thing to say, it was like his brain wanted to make a neat PR statement, only his mouth wouldn’t let him. I’m telling you, if that family could sweat, William would have been sweating bullets.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ TigerMcQueen, who is Elegant Bill? I have never heard of him? Is this someone that KKKate is shacking up with? It must be as I am certain she isn’t cooking for Elegant Bill, the man she stalked for 10 years. Which, we have to give KKKate some applause at her ability to “work” to get TOBB as that was the only time she put any effort into a project her entire life. I guess KKKate felt that her 10 years of stalking was enough work for her since she hasn’t done a single project or worked in the last 10 years. It’s very tiresome to stalk someone for ten years!!! Imagine the commitment and conviction it takes to stalk someone that long!! I bet she is still tired from all of that stalking!!

      Yes, let us know who this Elegant Bill is!!!

      • Becks1 says:

        @BothSides I can’t tell if you’re joking or not, but Elegant Bill is a joke after an article a few months ago came out describing William very oddly….like he was an “elegant gentleman” and such.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks I think she was joking, but either way, I love being reminded of “Elegant Bill” because it cracks me up every single time. Elegant! Lmao

      • terra says:

        @Becks Lorelei is right, BothSidesNow is absolutely joking.

        For the record, Elegant Bill would not be impressed with the topic and tone of discussion taking place here . . . so do go on! Lol.

  6. TheOriginalMia says:

    Sounds completely made up. A royal fanfic. They aren’t talking. None of them are. The Sussexes talk to Granny and Eugenie. That’s it.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Well, isn’t spinning fiction and presenting it as “real” the brand of US Weekly? I don’t understand why anyone would take their royal stories seriously.

      I knowe that the BRF works with the British media through anonymous leaks – but the various royals (and royal adjacent like the Midds) tend to work with certain outlets and certain “reporters” and US Weekly is so clearly not on that list. When we look at the royal stories in the media landscape we have to factor in the section that just makes shit up wholesale without any sources at all. I know it is much “juicer” to talk about these kind of stories as if every story is some PR push on behalf one of the other “royal” players – but we also need to keep in mind that some of it is just pure fiction thought up without any nefarious input from the BRF or the Middletons.

      US Weekly has clearly decided that they want to sell the idea of the younger royals as “normal” people – and they tailor the stories accordingly. And that’s why we get these ridiculous stories about Kate cooking whilst zooming with her in-laws, etc. Plus, they’ve also decided on a positive spin on the royal drama, which is markedly different from the BM who is still peddling an antagonistic approach with performative outrage over everything the Sussexes do being framed as an insult to the Queen.

      However, if we go by the word from the horses mouth, i.e. Harry, it seems as if there’s a lot of hurt and a lot of acrimony – and no real effort done to bridge the gap. By either side. Because from what he’s said it sounds like he’s put some firm boundaries in place but also that neither his father, his brother or the grey men are interested in making any apologies or concessions.

      • Chrissy says:

        I totally agree. US Weekly is a rag without any credibility, so this article is BS. Anything to sell magazines. Rinse and repeat.

      • Eurydice says:

        About a decade ago, US Weekly had an editor who was connected to the celebrity world, knew how it worked and could actually get real bits of information. But I guess they decided it was cheaper to just make everything up.

      • Nic919 says:

        US Weekly was purchased a few years ago by the company that owns the Enquirer and their credibility took a large hit because anyone with actual connections to celebrities has since left.

        That said I wouldn’t rule out the Middletons using US Weekly as a vehicle to make them look good for a US audience, and there has been a bump of that since H and M moved to the US.

      • Mac says:

        Us Weekly makes People look like Pulitzer Prize winning journalism.

      • goofpuff says:

        @MAC lol so true! USWeekly is just another garden variety fanfic tabloid.

  7. Lauren says:

    Are they purposely ignoring the fact that Kate seemed genuinely surprised and shocked to be asked if she had seen Lillibet days after her birth and she did not have an answer ready? They love making up fairytales. Honestly… As long as you are white, english and tory you can declare yourself a royal expert and have a job by making up nonsense.

    • Jegede says:


      And the palace already denied US’ previous ‘exclusive’, about Meghan & Kate collaborating on a project.🙄🙄🙄

      US Weekly is getting increasingly deranged with this fanfic.

  8. SarahCS says:

    Does anyone have details for the people buying this story because I have a bridge I’d like to sell them.

  9. Pao says:

    US weekly has really been pushing this nonsense lately. So my question who’s side is it coming from? We know Harry and Meghan don’t talk to the press.

    Also: maybe I missed it but does anybody know if the Cambridges are even at Balmoral? Normally we get at least a story of them arriving but i haven’t seen a thing this year

    • Nic919 says:

      It’s likely coming from the Middletons.

      As for Billy and Cathy at Balmoral… they aren’t there yet because if they were there would be a story about how they aren’t abandoning the Queen in her grief over Philip unlike the Sussexes.

      • Pao says:

        But aren’t the kids back in school soon? And with soon im talking this week or maybe next week? I just think its strange that they’ve been so MIA this summer.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Pao I don’t think they go back until some point in September.

      • Chrissy says:

        The Lambridges are very good at flying under the radar when it suits their purpose. They might have come and gone from Balmoral as far as we know. They have use of private planes and helicopter after all. Or if PWT and Cannot are living apart, who knows if they even planned on going this year.

      • Nic919 says:

        I think if they go to Balmoral it won’t be undercover. They only ever go there for a weekend to get good press about “supporting the Queen”. Even the Flybe stunt wasn’t that long of a holiday.

    • JT says:

      I haven’t seen anything saying that the Keens are at Balmoral yet either. But someone here mentioned before that W&K hardly spend any time at Balmoral at all. They might come for a few days, if that, and then they leave. Afterwards, they’ll spin it it in the press as if they spent sooo much time there. It’s the same for Christmas apparently too. They only come for the church walk and then bounce.

    • Jais says:

      Omfg this is such bullsh*t! But I do agree @pao and nic919 in that I’m wondering who this benefits? Like is this person just making up stuff completely for the monay-ay-ay-ay or is it sanctioned by the Cambridges for the us market only? Their messaging is def diff for the British tabloids.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      It’s coming from the side of people that want everyone to forget the smear campaign, false bullying allegations, skin color questions and all the other bs. The only talking going on is between lawyers.

    • Emmitt says:

      It’s coming from Cain and Unable because there’s great detail into what they are doing on their side of the Zoom but no details on what Harry or Meghan are doing on their side of the Zoom.

      • Eurydice says:

        Well, there’s an 8 hour difference between London and LA. Depending on when Kate “cooks dinner,” H&M might be having a late breakfast or a coffee break or lunch. But, since this is a totally hypothetical situation, H&M might also be taking salsa lessons, flying a hot air balloon or remodeling one of their 14 bathrooms.

  10. Amy Bee says:

    This is total fan fiction. If anybody buys this story, they’re gullible and delusional. After all that William and Kate have done to Harry and Meghan it will take a lot to get to them to be Facetiming and Zooming. The British press is still saying that Kate is upset that Meghan corrected the crying story so how are they all of sudden talking regularly?

    • Becks1 says:

      It’s complete fan fiction, i’m not even sure it comes from the Middletons, I just think UsWeekly made it all up, but even so, you can tell it is crafted to present the Cambridges in a certain light, which is very interesting – Kate cooking, William making tea, the cambridges there to provide “peace and tranquility” for the Sussexes, etc. So there is definitely a VERY strong pro-Cambridge angle to this.

      • Nic919 says:

        It’s why I think it’s coming from the Middletons. William wouldn’t bother but Carole would know enough people in the industry to get something sent over through certain channels.

      • Over it says:

        Let’s be honest, Meghan and Harry don’t need the keenbridges for clam and tranquility, Megs just told us a few weeks ago she gets that daily under her tree. The only things the incandescents bring is rage . Funny how we get so many details about the keenbridges happy normal family life but all we know about the Sussexes is that they are there,.lolol. Carole, your pr is getting weaker and weaker

  11. Noki says:

    They couldnt be bothered when they were in the same city why would they care now.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Noki, yes!!! They were treated with vitriol and hatred while they were in the same city/country, but now everything is all roses and speaking constantly with each other? Absolute fan fiction and delusional speculation!! The only thing that the Lambridges bring into Harry and Megan’s life is anger, resentment, jealousy and utter hatred!!

  12. girl_ninja says:

    Re Harry & Meghan:

    “Their lens on the world is highly individualized,” he told Us. “And what’s remarkable is that they all totally respect [each other], but this lens is different.”

    Da fuq does that even mean?

    Are the Cambridge’s popularity numbers going down? These UK press hacks can’t live without the Sussex’s and they show it with their fanfic desperation articles

    • Lorelei says:

      I read that line like three times because it was so nonsensical and still have absolutely no idea what he was rambling about there!

    • KatV says:

      I’m not a native English speaker and I literally felt dumb – because it made absolutely no sense to me. Well the whole thing is crap… but this sentence was weird crap.

  13. AmelieOriginal says:

    Even if they are communicating, how would this guy even know? Unless the Cambridges are using him as a mouthpiece which I don’t think is the case. My guess is all communications probably goes through staff. The Sussexes can’t trust the Cambridges not to leak every single little detail. I doubt they even knew until maybe a few minutes beforehand that they were going to announce Lili’s birth. Had they told them the day of (two days before), the Cambridges would have leaked it.

    • Lorelei says:

      From the way this is written, it sounds like Stewart here (who I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of before today?!) is sitting in the Cambridges’ kitchen with them, drinking a cup of tea as they chat with the Sussexes.

  14. Scorpion says:

    😂🤣🤭 😅

    Who is this clown???

    In this US Weekly exclusive: I can reveal that Harry and Meghan have been zooming with me too. We swap recipes on making chicken cacciatore just last week 😊

  15. Amy Bee says:

    I’m looking at the photos. Those fake office shots of William and Kate on the phone are just ridiculous.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Kate’s desk really bugs me. It’s a narrow surface anyway & has all those books taking up space on it–books she’s neither reading nor needing for any of her ‘work’. I need a lot of desk space to spread my stuff out on, and this just wouldn’t cut it for me. But then, you know, I have a real job.

  16. cabooklover says:

    This is utter fan fiction, I can’t believe people out there believe it. 🤯

  17. nina says:

    I am staring at that picture of Kate on the telephone. Whose idea was it to use that delicate antique chair to sit on. These people are imbeciles. She doesn’t even have a office chair and that is supposedly her office?

    There is no way you can sit for extended periods in a chair like that especially if you are doing serious work at a desk. Now if you are just taking a picture for publicity’s sake, then its another story

    • Eurydice says:

      The thing that’s always struck me is the row of equally sized books, all bound to match her outfit. It’s like stage dressing for a real estate sale.

      • Haylie says:

        Yup. For staging and model homes/apartments, you can buy pretty covered books by the foot in many colors. @ approx. $100 per linear foot.

        No one reads these books.

    • Nic919 says:

      The larger view of that photo shows that she is sitting at a table that is placed behind a sofa with a row of novels in pastels nearby. It is not even an actual desk. And she’s holding a pen in her left hand despite being right handed.

      You can tell that’s how little Kate works because she doesn’t even have a real desk. Charles and Camilla have actual desks that look used by them when they pose for photos. The Cambridges can’t even pretend to have a proper show desk for the photos.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Nic919: It’s shocking that William and Kate don’t have an office at home.

      • Emmitt says:

        Why would either of them need an office when they don’t work?

      • L84Tea says:

        I can tell by what I see in the background that it’s the same room they saw the Obamas in. So it’s basically the KP showroom in their house. It’s not even an office, it’s basically a sitting room or semi-formal living room. It’s definitely not an office!

    • Becks1 says:

      Those pictures were so staged that I laugh every time I see them. The printer cords! The drawers you can’t open! the perfectly arranged books! (Why would she have novels on her work desk? I have hundreds of books but not at my desk. I have two monitors, a laptop docking station, and a keyboard and mousepad at my desk instead.)

      The fact that they could NOT put them in an office and we have NEVER seen them in an office, even an office/library type of area like Charles and Camilla have just shows that they do NOT have offices at KP, probably not at Anmer, which makes you wonder…..where the hell do they work?

      Then of course we have the answer, which is that they don’t.

      • Eurydice says:

        Not just perfectly arranged books, but all the same height. I can imagine Kate going to a bookstore – Duchess, may I help you? Yes, I’m looking for a book that 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.

        Actually, I don’t mind if a room is staged, Meghan’s office was staged. Staging presents a narrative, but the narrative here is random, antiquated, inept and “we don’t give a rat’s ass to get it right.”

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate has obviously never had a real job because any idiot knows the books on your work desk shouldn’t be decorative fiction classics. A dictionary and a thesaurus would have been books to display, but Kate wouldn’t know that.

        I’m also wondering about her staff because they should have picked up on how dumb this looked.

        And yes the printer cords blocking the drawers in William’s photo was also quite funny.

      • Becks1 says:

        @eurydice- staging doesnt bother me. Meghan and Harry’s “zoom room” is definitely staged – its meant to reflect their style but not give away any overly personal details.

        But this isn’t even staging….this is like, let’s plop you two down at a flat surface and put a phone in your hand so you look like you are the hardest working royals EVER!

      • Eurydice says:

        @Becks1 – I know. What I loved about H&M’s staging was how it told a story of a 21st-century couple – modern equipment, clean and controlled and thoughtful, affluent but not unapproachable, warm and comfortable, but with light and air. Basically, the exact opposite of the royal family.

      • Feeshalori says:

        And, of course, let’s not forget a certain juggler outside the window adding that certain je ne sais quoi.😉

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      My husband bought an office chair online a week into the pandemic after spending the first week sitting on our kitchen chairs. He said it was the best money he’s ever spent.

  18. Chaine says:

    Is it FaceTime or is it Zoom? Because either they all have iPhones or someone doesn’t.

  19. Ginger says:

    I think Kate’s deer in the headlights look while being asked about Lilli is a dead giveaway on their relationship with the Sussex’s. Meaning, there isn’t one. Harry barely spoke to William at the statue unveiling ( he mostly spoke with his Aunts) Harry said the relationship is space and I believe him. The Cambridge’s hate that they were called out for being mean and racist so they are trying to flip the script. Only an idiot would believe this.

  20. tamsin says:

    I notice that this is written from the Cambridge point of view, and therefore an embiggening Cambridge piece. They are so tolereant and respectful. Weasel words such as “predicted” and “likely” makes this a completely made-up scenario. Considering the time difference, they’re probably waking the Sussexes before dawn to have their lovely little chat.

  21. Jay says:

    Hahahaha NO. The Cambridges have been MIA for weeks now, I doubt they are using that time to check in with their new American niece. We’ll see them for the first day of school drop off and maybe the James Bond premiere and not before.

  22. fluffy_bunny says:

    That picture of Harry and William back to back looks like they’re about to duel.

  23. Eating Popcorn says:

    In that top picture of Prince Harry he looks exactly like a young Prince Charles – there is no denying those genes!

    • Emmitt says:

      Harry looks like Charles (down to the beady eyes) but he has Diana’s head (so does Grade A).

      • Eurydice says:

        It’s not the size of the eyes but the expression in them that makes the difference. Harry’s have humor and kindness, Charles’ eyes say “I’m going to gnaw your face off with my rodent teeth.”

  24. Eurydice says:

    I saw this yesterday and had a good horselaugh. But it was interesting that he said “I know that the four are talking…” – not, a source tells him, or a friend says, or it’s believed that – Stewart KNOWS!

    I had another laugh at W&K offering “tranquility and calm” – what, no more rage and fury? I wonder what Kate is putting in Will’s tea.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      haha-Mr. Incandescent Rage & the She-Devil offering ‘tranquility and calm’ is ludicrous. Stewart must have missed the memo that Meghan is peaceful under a tree everyday now. Harry’s probably sitting on his bench enjoying the view and feeling calm.

    • Jaded says:

      She’s putting some sort of witches’ brew in his tea to make his hair fall out.

    • Anne says:

      And what does this even mean? ““But … they just simply position it there because after all, it’s not their responsibility to be involved in, you know, verbalizing anything. What they do is just simply offer as much peace and tranquility and calm as possible.”

      So…it’s not their responsibility as taxpayer-supported royals to “verbalize anything”? I don’t think he understands the job description. It’s their ONLY responsibility — to be involved in charities and highlighting worthy causes and “working” to support them. Otherwise, what the hell are they doing? And how does one “offer peace and tranquility and calm”? By sitting inside their multiple homes and palaces doing nothing?

      • Eurydice says:

        Yes, not verbalizing is an odd way to “talk a lot by Zoom and FaceTime” – do they just stare at each other while Kate cooks and Will sips tea?

      • Becks1 says:

        @Eurydice I just spit out my water. the most awkward Facetime ever! Just sitting there and staring at each other across thousands of miles lol.

      • BeanieBean says:

        It sort of sounded like the writer was saying it wasn’t W&Ks responsibility to, you know, actually apologize or anything. Just offer calm through some sort of Vulcan mind meld or something.

      • Agreatreckoning says:


        “And what does this even mean? ““But … they just simply position it there because after all, it’s not their responsibility to be involved in, you know, verbalizing anything. What they do is just simply offer as much peace and tranquility and calm as possible.”

        No idea. Even my cereal box secret decoder ring couldn’t figure it out. It has a similar feel to the gobbledygook Kate spewed out which I’m sure impressed Dr. Jill. *eye roll*

        “I’m really interested in how we can best prepare the next generation to become parents themselves,” Kate said. “So, actually the focus isn’t on parenting itself, but actually how can we give them the tools so they are having their babies and raising their children with these greater tools.”

    • Lorelei says:

      @Eurydice, if this was at all true (it isn’t), it would mean Kate must be putting tons of taxpayer-funded Valium in William’s daily tea.

  25. Cait says:

    I read a couple of articles last week about William and Kate not been in a good place since Prince Philips funeral, both articles where out within a day of each other l think de Telegraph was one writing this story , however l couldn’t be sure !!!

  26. SH says:

    This reminds me of the actual fake royal commentator that was exposed after all these legit TV news channels had him on aiena bunch of times through Harry and Meghan’s wedding. Turned out to be some American guy just taking a British accent.

  27. ABritGuest says:

    Must be nice to be paid to make things up.

    I don’t think this came from the palace. This reconciliation stuff is probably just media driven. People seemed to love when Diana & Fergie were palling around & doing joint family trips back in the day & think the palace initially wanted to recreate that type of vibe with the Fab Four thing. But that didn’t work out.

    I think casual royal observers are only here for light gossip, cute kids, fashion & jewellery. I think because of Princess fantasies, many people don’t want to read about the darker side of monarchy like racism, mental health struggles etc. So I think the media will eventually want to move on from Oprah etc so they can get back to the fluffier media stories. I think that’s behind these stories circling about Meghan & Kate getting along & possibly working together & that’s behind this nonsense. Also think people loved the idea of Diana’s sons playing happy families so this rift isn’t great for the royal brand.

    I saw a comment from US weekly columnist in the Express that Kate should work with Meghan to address criticism she doesn’t work enough. I think the media are hinting that they want the Cambridges to give them more dynamic content but also they want tea on the Sussexes & especially the kids seeing as they don’t have access so there may be media pressure to reconcile

    • Nic919 says:

      The media keeps trying to gloss over the fact that Kate defamed her sister in law with a false story attacking her character in the media that was never corrected almost three years later and that this false story has been used as a cudgel by the media to attack Meghan to this day. That kind of behaviour is cruel and despicable and unless Kate openly apologizes, she should be characterized as the devious and heartless sister in law that she has proven to be. None of this light stuff is credible unless serious action is taken to clear up the lies.

  28. Plums says:

    I’m never over how much of a mannequin Kate looks in that “office” photo. She really missed her calling as a stock photo model.

  29. Over it says:

    I have read some royal commentary, but this utter and complete bullshit takes the cake. This man should try writing for have you seen the alien spaceship, if there is such a thing.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      You may not be far off @Over it. Stewart Pearce is a self-proclaimed, Seer, Angel Healer and Soul Emissary. I haven’t seen that he’s called himself Punxsutawney Stewart, yet. I do believe that there are people that have innate abilities along those lines. Just don’t think Stewart is one of them. He wrote a book about being the one that helped Diana find her voice. Maybe he’s working with Kate on finding her voice. Again. With all his “seering” he must have missed simply seeing Kate’s nasty behavior at the Commonwealth Service, the KP smear campaign & false bullying allegations and so on. Too bad he can’t seer H & M’s receipts for us.

  30. one of the marys says:

    usually there’s a whiff of truthful smoke in there somewhere, enough to bait everyone. This reads as complete fiction so what’s the point?

  31. Marivic says:

    I noticed that there are several articles about Prince Harry and Meghan. But the tabloids are hush, as in radio silence, about Kate and William. If you find anything about them they’re all recycled. But with Meghan and Harry there’s always new invented articles like this one which is so ridiculously hilarious. These writers are really rota clowns.

  32. L4frimaire says:

    I really don’t care what relationship or contact these tabloids think the Cambridge’s and Sussexes have, because it’s all BS, and the nastiness from the UK tabloids, and the usual Royal reporters, keep ramping up. There is a podcast called The Cut, and a few years ago they did a segment on tabloids like US magazine, and how they basically went from reporting real gossip to just making stuff up. The photo compilations aren’t news. Yes, they get stories from reality stars and the PR of some celebrities, but a lot of big name stars don’t deal with them so they just make stuff up based on rumors and randoms.

  33. kelleybelle says:

    It’s all BS, yes, and designed to make it appear that there’s a relationship there. It’s laughable. And that picture of Kate on the phone? How much do you want to bet there’s no one on the other end? Total nonsense. It’s been decades since I actually paid money for a copy of US. They’re as bad as The Enquirer. What’s distressing is that this shyte actually sells. Gah.

  34. Layla says:

    I’m sorry but as an avid book reader who loves classic editions, those poor Clothbound being paraded for Kate’s dumb PR really irritates me. They need to be elegantly organised in a glass bookcase not on your toy desk collecting dust !!!

  35. Chelsea says:

    Why is US Weekly so obsessed with this narrative? They are the only American publication consistently pushing this “The Keens are reaching out to the Sussexes” story and they seem to be doing it every week. It’s weird.

    • MsIam says:

      It is weird. The Enquirer on the other hand, keeps insisting Charles and the Queen are “cutting them out of their wills and banning them from the palace forever!” Lol! Even if that were true, would the Sussexes care at this point?

  36. bettyrose says:

    Kate in the Hillary Clinton pants suit leaning over a completely blank diary. #dead

  37. FluglyBear says:

    After everything went down during the past two years, Meghan & Harry are in a great place. The whole situation is different , since M & H aren’t part of the firm. It’s possible that on a surface level they could actually be getting along with each other better. Meghan actually seems cool like that I can see her helping Harry establish a new relationship with W & K with Boundaries. Meghan is so loving And would prefer all the cousins having family ties .

  38. Mimi says:

    I don’t know why so many comments are negative. It’s really good news if it’s true and they are mending fences. The men are brothers after all and blood toes are deep.

    • Jaded says:

      It’s not true and they haven’t been close since they were teenagers. William has stabbed Harry and Meghan in the back a dozen different ways and basically condoned the attacks by the British gutter press by leaking false narratives to them. Oh, and most likely William was the one who questioned Archie’s skin colour. Harry doesn’t like Kate, he tolerates her and treats her with respect, that is all. He can’t trust either of them quite frankly.

      There, fixed it for you.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      You don’t have to have contact with your blood family if they are toxic just because they are blood. It means nothing.

    • ABritGuest says:

      I think people are saying this report isn’t true. There were similar reports like this last year which was blown apart by the Oprah interview & Harry saying the status of his relationship with William is space. Sure alleged briefings to Robert Lacey from KP after Oprah that Meghan was a sociopath& bully&her &Harry connected as they are damaged goods hasn’t helped matters.

      Good for them if they can reconcile but sounds like there’s a lot to forgive & resolve

  39. Robin Samuels says:

    Note, all old photos but not one of Meghan on a phone. I can’t decide who is most desperate for attention the magazine or the author. Kaiser this is one story you could have given a pass, but thank you for the entertainment.

    • Eurydice says:

      I don’t think there are any photos of Meghan on a phone. There was some kind of criticism early on that she was holding a cell phone when she and Harry were traveling somewhere, but the first we’ve seen her in an office setting was the 40th birthday video and there was no phone in sight.

      • Debbie says:

        Oh my God, did they actually criticize her for holding a cell phone — in the 21st century? I do wish someone would produce this Big Book of British Protocols.

  40. macko says:

    So very very true. This story in USWeekly and several others like People, have been shoving this narrative of zoom chats and transatlantic kikis, between H&M and W&K. NOT HAPPENING. The Cambridges simple want any shine or talk about the Sussexes to involve them. For all the strum and drang about the escapee couple, they have more charisma than W&K.

  41. Springbok says:

    You guys have the best Royal coverage! I don’t know of any U.K. website that covers the royals as in depth as you do.

    Question for American readers – is all the drama a big story over there? Not sure how much this stuff gets covered in the US