James Middleton got married in France, his sisters & their families attended

James Middleton and Alizee Thevenet finally got married over the weekend. They got engaged in September 2019, and they were supposed to get married in the summer of 2020, but they had to cancel/delay the wedding because of the pandemic. This weekend wedding didn’t come with a lot of hype, although I do think James and Alizee were planning it for months. They just didn’t leak everything to the Daily Mail, which is an interesting detail in itself. They ended up going to a lovely French village (Alizee is French) and they had a small family wedding there.

Apparently, James’ oldest sister made the trip to her brother’s wedding. The Duchess of Cambridge has not been seen in public in two full months (since July 11), and there are already stories circulating that Kate is pregnant and trying to keep it on the DL. My theory is not a pregnancy though. My theory is that she and William have just been sorting out their separate living arrangements this summer. But according to the Daily Mail, William, Kate and their kids all made the trip to France for the wedding:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their children to the Cote d’Azur to see James Middleton marry his French fiancée at their secret wedding over the weekend, MailOnline can reveal today. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were with their parents Kate and Prince William to watch their uncle James wed Alizee Thevenet in the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas on Saturday.

But the future king and queen, and their royal children, weren’t the guests of honour – the couple’s dogs were – with golden retriever Mabel even photobombing the wedding pictures. Mr Middleton, 34, wrote on Instagram: ‘Yesterday I married the love of my life surrounded by family, friends and of course a few dogs.’

France is on the UK’s amber list so Kate and William, who are vaccinated, must get tested on or before the second day after returning. George and Charlotte also face a PCR test – but Louis, who is under 5, is exempt. The royal couple both attended the event, along with James’ other sister, socialite Pippa, and her businessman husband James Matthews. His parents Carole and Michael Middleton, and his beloved dogs, Luna and Mabel, are also thought to have watched them walk down the aisle.

[From The Daily Mail]

Okay. Interesting (I guess) that Pippa and Terribly Moderately Wealthy James also made it to the wedding. There’s been some lowkey speculation that Pippa has actually tried to create some separation from the Middleton family. But I also get the impression that Kate and Pippa are both very protective of James, so obviously they would want to attend his wedding, even though it involves international travel in a pandemic and Brexit era. Would be very curious to hear about the vibe at the wedding, wouldn’t you? I hope Alizee has people around her whom she can trust, my goodness.

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Louis christening

Middleton Matthews wedding

Photos courtesy of James’s Instagram, Backgrid, WENN, Avalon Red.

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:


    But am shocked that this was not a media, money making storm of attention seeking like his sisters wedding. I guess the bride was not on board with being pimped out by Carol(e).

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah that was my thought too – that I was surprised that this event was so low key and not a media circus, because you know Carole would have loved to have made it one. Either James or Alizee must have put their foot down.

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        When Ma Midarshian chooses to go low key there might be something to conceal which will not stand up to external scrutiny. Plus she is mother of the groom and not of the bride so her influence on the bride may be somewhat limited.

    • Sure says:

      I’m guessing the pictures have been sold to Hello magazine or the like.

    • Sofia says:

      I imagine one or both said “no we prefer a private wedding” or this was a last minute wedding or they realised that even with the vaccines, having a big glamorous wedding isn’t going to happen so they may as well get married now. They can always do a big anniversary party down the line.

    • Over it says:

      Maybe Katie keen is pregnant and doesn’t want the world to know yet. It could happen.lol.

      • A says:

        Maybe but I get the feeling the Cambridge’s having successfully pushed out the Sussex’s are now going back to business as usual of doing as little work as possible and getting credit for the bare minimum!

      • swirlmamad says:

        I said this down below but if she were, Kate would want to announce that as soon as possible, especially in light of being able to compete with Meghan who recently had a baby — and not to mention she announced all 3 kids super early so there’s no reason why she would hide this one if that were the case.

      • Mac says:

        I think Kate had some plastic surgery that is taking longer than expected to settle down. She definitely would not want to be photographed all puffy and bruised.

      • Lauren says:

        She’d hide it in order to avoid for as long as possible criticism for doing it. A 4th baby will definitely get some backlash because of the long term cost to taxpayers and because of their hypocrisy regarding the environmental impact.

      • LMR says:

        Sorry, Over It, but on the pregnancy thing, I think the door has long closed on any conception opportunities in the Cambridge marriage.

        I am more likely to believe a botched facelift.

    • February-Pisces says:

      One theory may be that William wasn’t really there, hence no pics of the rest of the family. It’s not like he’s a stranger to skipping events when he feels like it.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Yeah i can buy he wasn’t there – considering that things have def soured between him and the Middletons. Pippa isn’t the only one distancing herself from Ma and her drama.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Also doubt William was there. No pics. Just a pro middleton pr plant.

    • Delphine says:

      It seems like a lot of effort was put into keeping it under wraps and I think it’s really refreshing for this family to do something low key.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Delphine ITA about it being refreshing for this family to actually have a low-key event that doesn’t turn into a circus— however I’m so suspicious of them that it’s making me wonder what’s going on behind the scenes. Because I don’t think CarolE would do anything low-key unless she was forced to!

    • Chicken says:

      I kind of think that James has learned from past mistakes?

  2. Becks1 says:

    Congratulations to them, I do love seeing his dogs.

    What’s this about Pippa creating space? I haven’t heard any gossip about that.

    There is definitely something going on with the Cambridges. I am not sure we have ever gone this long without seeing Kate, even when she was pregnant. To not even have one staged pap photo over the past two months? No “oh look I’m at the grocery store like a normal person” picture or no book shopping at Waterstone’s etc. I’ll give their social media team credit, they keep putting up posts so it seems like they’re active if you are just scrolling through, but nope. Nothing in 2 months and William has only done one event in the past two months.

    • Pao says:

      William did an event?

      • Becks1 says:

        I’m sorry @Pao but that has me cracking up. Poor William. He can do something and no one even notices or cares lol.

        But yes he did an event thanking 999 responders I think.

      • Nic919 says:

        He attended a fire station on Thursday for world suicide prevention day. There was initial talk that Kate was going to do something on that day but she was nowhere to be seen.

      • GRUEY says:

        Wow I saw absolutely nothing from the fire station event. Not one pic. It wasn’t mentioned here, was it? I was kinda watching for it since I’m going to be looking at them to try and figure out wtf is going on. Were there pics???

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        He did? I don’t even remember hearing about it. From what I understand there was the World Suicide Day event but in light of his sister in law’s revelations isn’t his attendance a tad thoughtless and hypocritical?

      • Becks1 says:

        Aaaah I completely missed that! Thanks for the link Sofia! Some very interesting tea in there indeed.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Becks I don’t think I read it anywhere or anything like that, but just sort of noticed over time that Pippa was seen with her family less and less, and seemed to attend fewer public events with them. I could be totally wrong, but imo it seems like something that’s been happening veeeery slowly, over a long period of time, so that it wouldn’t be as noticeable. Maybe she FINALLY saw how toxic CarolE was? Or maybe she wanted to lay low ever since those charges were brought against her FIL? Who knows. I do wonder how close she and Kate still are.

  3. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Did PWT and Wiglet sit on different sides of the aisle? Am sure they’re waiting to hit the Divorce trigger the moment the Queen falls off her perch.

  4. Pao says:

    No word on their mode of transportation? If they had taken a public plane im pretty sure somebody would have snapped a picture

    Anyway, congrats to the happy couple x

  5. Nic919 says:

    I’m guessing the real reason why they advised they weren’t giving out school photos was because the kids were in France with Kate all week. William managed to do one engagement last week but Kate was nowhere to be seen and likely in France at that point.

    And now because they need to be tested upon return they have a built in excuse to stay out of public view for another week.

    • Becks1 says:

      Ah! that makes total sense. the kids missed the first week of school so there will be no pictures because they don’t want anyone to put that together.

      • JT says:

        It could also be that William wasn’t there so they couldn’t make a big production out of it because of that. I don’t know, it just feels like those stories that say all of the Cambridges are really truly together on vacation, but in reality they aren’t. I definitely think that there is something up with Will’s relationship with the Middleton family though.

      • Ginger says:

        Yeah, I don’t buy that William was there. He had that event on Thursday but I feel like the family was there for a week. He could have flown after the event but I don’t think he did.
        I think he is over the Middletons.

    • notasugarhere says:

      That does make sense. Good deduction!

    • Harper says:

      Kate would never miss a chance for a vacation in France with the Midds and the kids and the little princes and princess can easily survive missing the first couple weeks of school as they will probably get special privileges to catch up remotely.

      Page Six had an article on the wedding that had to come from CaroleE as it included the names of Pippa’s kids (Arthur and Grace). No one knows or cares about Pippa’s kids’ names so there’s clue number one.

      But this little paragraph at the end has CarolE’s fingerprints all over it: “William, the future heir to the British throne, is extremely close to the Middletons and counts their support as a blessing, particularly during his most recent stressful issues with his younger brother, Prince Harry, amid his move to the US with wife Meghan Markle.”

      • Ginger says:

        I swear, they make it sound like William can’t function without Harry ( and maybe he can’t) These articles make William sound weak.

      • SnoodleDumpling says:

        Huh, maybe they’re starting to calm down about things a little bit, they actually explicitly referred to Meghan as Harry’s wife.

    • UnionSnack says:

      Tbh, I think the reason is they didn’t give photos is Will’s abscense.

      • Wadsworth the Butler says:

        I also think William was absent. The earliest write-ups only mention Kate and the children being present.

  6. LightPurple says:

    Were guests given souvenir marshmallows commemorating the event?

  7. Sofia says:

    Congratulations to them both. So that explains why Kate and William (although he did an event) have been MIA for a minute – getting ready for and attending James’ wedding.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Because it takes a normal person two months to prepare for a sibling’s wedding, necessitating taking a 2+ month holiday? How is this wedding an excuse for Kate not working or being seen for two months?

      • Sofia says:

        I meant MIA for a week or so. Maybe I should have made myself clearer. But thought it was obvious I didn’t mean 2 months…

      • notasugarhere says:

        Clearly not, as Kate has been MIA for two months not a week or so.

      • Sofia says:

        Okay. Seems I need to make myself clearer once again:

        1 week out of the 8 weeks she’s been MIA. Doesn’t explain the rest of the 7 weeks. No idea where she’s been but my guess is holiday.

        Hope that’s clear enough and you understand what I’m saying.

      • Becks1 says:

        Well if she had some work done, maybe it would have taken a few months for it to settle down….

      • notasugarhere says:

        She does generally disappear around botox time. If it is something larger, that would take time before she’d want to appear in wedding pics.

  8. Over it says:

    Almost in the middle of September and these two lazy spongers still won’t work. Sigh

    • RoyalBlue says:

      That’s two months off in the summer, one for winter and one for spring break. At least four months/80 working days holiday annually. where can I sign up for a job like this. Oh, right. commoners can never aspire to hold the highest position in the land.

  9. Rapunzel says:

    I wonder if Carole was slapped down by Wills. Maybe this wasn’t a huge production because William didn’t want it that way? Like, he told Carole to lay of leaking the details about it so press wouldn’t swarm the place? I suspect maybe he didn’t want any photos of him and Kate together because it would be awkward?
    Or maybe so the press wouldn’t catch on they didn’t travel/stay together during the trip? Hell, maybe William wasn’t even there. Perhaps he made Carole keep it on the DL so he could pretend he was. For all we know, Wills might have brought a sidepiece with him. Maybe that’s what the Cambridges have been up to… setting up a separation where Wills will start appearing with a “friend” at social events. The Middletons would probably agree to anything as long as Kate becomes Queen.

    To me, this makes more sense than James/Alice told Carole to be low key.

    I also wonder, as others have, if this connects to the first day picture story. And what kind of Covid precautions were being taken.

    • Seraphina says:

      @Rapunzel, that would be CRAZY (DOC not being there) and that would be awesome if your theory were true. I see no pics and have bene looking. All very strange from Thirsty Middleton Manor PR team.

      • Sure says:

        Sit tight, they’re coming. This is CarolE building anticipation for brand Middleton.

      • JT says:

        I said this upthread, but I don’t think William was there, hence no photos. I think it was just Kate and the kids and William was doing William elsewhere. Ever since he benched Kate at the unveiling, he seems unapologetic about not wanting her around much, like he doesn’t even care about keeping up appearances if he doesn’t have to. I think he realized around that time that nobody even cared where she was, so he’s more emboldened to do his own thing.

      • Becks1 says:

        Hmmmm. The idea of William not being in attendance would fit with the total lack of pictures* and our theories that they are living very separate lives. If they are on the verge of divorce, its likely that none of the Middletons wanted him there (or he didnt want to be there) – who wants family pictures with your sister’s ex in all of them if you can help it?

        *I do think its possible that the pictures were sold to Hello or something like mentioned upthread, but even with that it would be pretty easy to exclude William from the spread.

      • Nic919 says:

        If photos of the wedding are published and William is not in them at all, that will not be a good sign.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Nic919, if he’s not in them it will be spun by the Midds and stans that they didn’t want to invade his privacy/regality by including him in the pics. But that he was there, in the shadows, just staying out of the spotlight.

    • Zebz says:

      @jt I agree with you. I think this is really it. I don’t think Carole will be able to pull him back again. Seeing Harry so happy with Meghan triggered something inside him to wake up. He always wants what Harry has, since they were kids. I think he wants someone to compete with Meghan or as a substitute for her.

      • JT says:

        @Zebs I think Kate knows that too, which is why she’s been SWFing Meg, not only style wise, but in terms of projects too. Her little Broken Britain, Keenwell Center business is a part of that as well. She’s trying to prove to Will that she can be Meghan too. I still think that Kate was the main instigator in smearing Meghan from the beginning. Call me crazy but she’s the only one that has benefitted from the start and she’s the only one who benefits now.

      • Zebz says:

        I think William was rejected by Meghan and Kate instigated him to turn against her in the press as revenge. William had to have given the green light for the press to go insane the way they did. Kate clearly viewed Meghan as a rival, not just for Harry, but for William. He has been portrayed as totally consumed with his sister in law for over a year now. It’s like he couldn’t think about anything but Meghan. Kate trying to dress and act like Meghan to such an extreme degree is what gives the whole game away, like you said. She wanted to prove to William she could be like her, but Kate couldn’t pull it off. Meghan is out of her league.

        I don’t think William or the middletons ever counted on Harry pulling someone like Meghan. No way.

      • JT says:

        If I recall correctly, it was said that some believed that Meg was out of Harry’s league and I agree that people were surprised that Harry pulled Meghan. Everyone expected a dim blonde conservative, so Meghan blew that out of the water. It’s another reason for William to be jealous over Harry because William absolutely could not pull a woman of Meg’s caliber, he could only get Kate.

        In my mind Kate absolutely convinced William to turn on Meghan because Will had no problems with her in the beginning, as the pictures show. William in unhealthily obsessed with Meghan and I think that one of the main reasons why Kate dislikes her. When has William ever put that much energy into Kate?

    • Nic919 says:

      I believe that wedding photos are being kept for People magazine and they will be shown by the end of this week. The bigger question will be if there are any photos of William. It’s still 50/50 on whether or not he still wants to cooperate and pretend they are together.

      The utter lack of any photos for their trip to Balmoral suggests they aren’t doing holidays together. Or they arrived there separately.

      • Carolind says:

        There were no photos from Balmoral because the photos are normally taken on a Sunday when the Queen goes to Church. She is not going to Church this summer. Boris Johnson was at Balmoral the weekend before last and no photos of that either

      • Becks1 says:

        Yes, but the Cambridges like people to know that they are there, as proof of how close they are to the Queen. No pictures of them coming or going like we got with Andrew, no FlyBe photos (like they ever did that again), etc. My theory is if they went, they traveled separately.

      • JT says:

        The pics will be telling not only for William, as I don’t think he even went, but for the kids too. For some reason I don’t think they’ll be in the pictures either, not because they weren’t there, but because William wouldn’t want the kids pictured with the Middletons. There was that story about there being no school photos being released, but also William’s behavior towards George at the football match. It that seems he very much wants to make sure people to associate himself as the parent. Even his Father’s Day photos not featuring Kate seemed off. I think Will’s relationship with the Middletons had definitely shifted and he’s trying to pull away from them. I could be wrong of course, but The Benching seems to have changed many things for William.

      • Sarah says:

        People magazine tends to cater to the American audience and unless we’re getting photos of Kate, William (less so) and those kids, they won’t be on People, maybe a bit of a blurb in People but I don’t think the vast majority of folks know who James Middleton is in this country. I think Hello magazine seems to be a better fit for the two of them.

      • Tessa says:

        I passed by a newsstand, and the William and Kate People royalty cover story are not selling. And a lot of the People and Us stories about them don’t sell. I don’t think they are popular with all.

      • notasugarhere says:

        That’s true, Becks1. Last time the pics were of them arriving in cars at Balmoral. Nothing to do with church.

  10. molly says:

    I really like James, and I applaud his mental health honesty and advocacy, but I still think this woman is out of his league. Maybe she’s just French, but I’ll be curious to see how attached they end up to the Middleton Machine and if she sticks around long term.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      I am trying to figure out how he afforded the GBP1.45 mn Grade II home in Bucklebury.

    • cassandra says:

      I have a soft spot for him. Anybody that obsessed with his dogs is good in my book.

      I always thought he’d have been very happy to not have been part of a fame adjacent family.

    • Julia K says:

      James needs Alizee. She has all the right ingredients; educated, employed and the proper family. Am I missing anything else?

    • Galisteo says:

      Yes, I thought it was brave of him to be open about his mental health issues too at the time in 2019. But it made it seem even more strange that Kate didn’t seem to be supportive of Meghan and/or Harry in this way when they lived in the UK.

  11. swirlmamad says:

    It’s funny some people are grasping at straws trying to explain Kate’s absence is due to possibly being pregnant….even though for her 3 prior pregnancies, she didn’t even get out of the 1st trimester before announcing it each time. If that were so, why would this be any different? I would wager they would LOVE to be able to confirm a headline-grabbing bit of information like that as soon as possible what with everything else going on, so I do not believe that that is the case at all. I agree that it’s far more likely something fishy is going on instead.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate was seen in the months prior to announcing her past pregnancies. It was how people noticed she had gained a slight bit of weight in her face and then predicted the pregnancies. Even for Louis she was seen at the Diana memorial about a week before the pregnancy announcement. That’s the one where Meghan was not allowed to attend even though they would announce their engagement about a month later.

      Kate would normally only stay out of public view once the pregnancy was announced. So I don’t think it’s related to a pregnancy at all. Besides if she went to france for her sister’s wedding she’s clearly ok to travel.

    • Seraphina says:

      Plus, if Keen was “in a family way” (as Liz prefers to say) they would have to sleep in the same bed (and heavens know what else). And it doesn’t look like these two are in the same vicinity

    • Jaded says:

      It would have to be a turkey baster pregnancy.

  12. Original Penguin says:

    If there aren’t any pictures I bet will-not wasn’t there.

    Which makes sense as he had an event this week and she’s not been seen.

  13. Zebz says:

    There are people on Twitter claiming Kate has gotten a facelift or done some surgery to her face./body. Not sure. I doubt it takes 2 months to get ready for someone else’s wedding. Weird.

    I think William was not at this wedding imo. He just did an event 3 days ago which I’m pretty sure was not in France. He was meeting first responders. He seemed happy in the video. I think something happened with him and the middletons/Carole behind the scenes that brought things to disrepair. I believe Meghan entering broke Williams conditioning and shifted his priorities for a wife 180 degrees. He will do anything to beat his brother in this feud, and that means finding someone that competes with Meghan. Kate has proven she cannot pull it off. I think the middletons know that this is it. Jmo

    • booboocita says:

      That’s my theory. Kate has had a facelift, or maybe some bad Botox and fillers, and she’s just waiting for things to settle before she shows her face in public. I can’t imagine Bulliam would welcome another child. Far from being a gift and blessing, it might be the thing that sends him careening over the edge and forces a separation sooner rather than later.*

      *Insert disclaimer: This is all speculation on my part. The reason for her absence may be simply that she’s lazy as hell.

  14. mimi says:

    I see them having a spread in magazine though. Tatler, Town and Country, etc…maybe even Esquire

  15. Keen Kate says:

    I really like Alizee, that lip makeup looks wonderful on her. She’s too good for that family though.

    Is James dyslexic or a poor proofreader?

    I wonder if George will have thick hair like grandpa Michael or hair like papa Wills or uncle James?

    Keen Kate (@theroyalgator on twitter)

    • Bibliomommy96 says:

      He is dyslexic. He spoke about how hard it was for him to read at his sisters wedding

    • jwoolman says:

      If the maternal grandfather keeps his hair, so will the grandson. Otherwise, don’t get too attached. Baldness goes through the maternal line.

  16. Normades says:

    I’m sure the Middletons would have wanted the future king there and Wills was like “nope”.

  17. Amy Bee says:

    I’m guessing the Cambridges traveled by private jet.

  18. Chaine says:

    I wonder if Kate wore white to this wedding, too.

    • February-Pisces says:

      Probably not to her brothers wedding. She only wears white when she’s in love with the groom. 😂

  19. mariahlee says:

    It would be pretty funny if Kate popped up pregnant. Particularly since many people here are convinced they’re separated and a divorce announcement is imminent. I think it’s more likely they’re enjoying the fruits of their labor in forcing M&H out and being the only image of youth and modernity the RF has left. They’re in a very comfortable position of power rn, no need to work.

    • MsIam says:

      Yes Will and Kate really won the prize didn’t they? Say hello to Andy for me and I do hope Pa isn’t bothered too much by these nasty money scandals.

    • Seraphina says:

      I think you mean IRONIC and not funny????
      And the only fruits Keen and Willy enjoy is sour grapes.

    • notasugarhere says:

      There’s nothing modern about W&K.

      In a position of kowtowing to the tabloids, knowing they’ve gone too far and they’re owned by Murdoch. Wootten alone is a powderkeg, with his alternating pro-William, anti-William insider articles. They sold their souls (and kids and privacy) to the tabloid Devils. The New Year should be interesting.

  20. MsIam says:

    Well hopefully since it wasn’t in England, nobody had to wear one of those ridiculous hats

  21. Daffodil says:

    Wait, James Middleton gave his bride a honking blue ring, and his sister and mother just let him?

  22. iconoclast59 says:

    James has been very candid about his struggles with depression, and I think he’s come to the conclusion that the quiet country life is best for him. He was try-hard like his sisters for a while, but he’s faded into the background and seems much, much happier. I do hope they release some more pics, though, as I always enjoy seeing a good-looking wedding couple and a lovely venue — plus, I adore James’ dogs!

    • LillyfromLillooet says:

      This site is usually salty about the Middleton clan, but I have always liked all of them. I’m just going to say, yes, I did give a thought to Donna Air, I hope she’s well in her life, Beyond that. congratulations to the happy couple.

  23. February-Pisces says:

    Congrats to the couple, I hope they are very happy. I hope kate treats this sis in law better than the last one. I do find it weird there are no pics. The middletons never miss an opportunity to get press, especially when one of their own gets married. My theory is that William bailed, so the fam couldn’t get the ‘perfect family’ pics they wanted. Traditionally royals spouses should still be present at such occasions even when they are secretly living separately. But Willie does what he wants. Plus is Willie and keen were together at the wedding, they would have absolutely photographed that moment, these two are never together unless there’s a camera present to capture how ‘happy’ they are.

  24. RoyalBlue says:

    I am sure they were all happy patting themselves on the back that they avoided inviting Harry and Meghan to this wedding. Ma Middle went all out to let it be known that Meghan was persona non grata at Pippa’s wedding.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Carole and Pippa spent months making money off the wedding planning and product placements, all with lines about Meghan attending the wedding because otherwise there was no interest. In the end, they never wanted her there, they just wanted to use her to make money.

  25. Carolind says:

    I am glad they seem to have got the wedding they wanted instead of a huge OTT Middleton affair.

    Kate has not been seen because I think English schools just went back last week and we do not see her during school hols.

    • Becks1 says:

      We have never gone this long without seeing her. It’s not because of the school holiday. Usually in the summer months they take extended breaks (they do all year long, lets be honest) but there are still some events or appearances here and there, usually in between their vacations to Mustique and their trips to Balmoral.

      No, something is weird about this extended absence. We may never know what it is, but this isn’t just about the kids not being at school.

      Even when she took that month break around the time of the Rose rumors and everyone excused it by saying the kids were on spring break – she still made sure she was seen at a local boutique hotel in the pool in full makeup and pearls. There hasn’t been anything like that over the past 2 months.

      • bettyrose says:

        I honestly wouldn’t have noticed her missing, but now I *need* to know where she is and what’s going on. Brit Box has got nuthin’ on this mystery. 😉

      • notasugarhere says:

        TBH, we don’t know if she really did go swimming in pearls. That whole article seemed like it was dictated by Carole. Could all have been completely made up, in Carole’s attempt to get ahead of the Rose news.

  26. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    He’s 34??
    I look like a baby face at 55 compared to him. Sunscreen and moisturize, people!!

  27. Ann says:

    Congrats to them, they look happy. Alizee looks lovely and those dogs are gorgeous.

  28. swirlmamad says:

    Now on People’s website there’s an article quoting the wedding officiant who (in broken English mind you) apparently had a conversation with both Will and Kate at the wedding and was able to describe both their outfits (casual beige/off-white suit for him, long green dress for her), and claimed that they did not want to “steal the show”. Glad the officiant has his finger on the pulse of wedding fashion, since he so clearly described what the groom’s sister and BIL wore. 😆

    • Nic919 says:

      So the Reverend Carole Middleton provided an interview with details about the clothing of the brother and sister in law? Real subtle.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      LOL@swirmamad. “Mayor Francois” is working on becoming a royal expert or E news red carpet commentator.

  29. aquarius64 says:

    The Middletons DO NOT want Kate dumped because that would mean a loss of status for the family. Kate loses the HRH in which Meghan would outrank her. Meghan still has her HRH; she doesn’t use it.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Kate won’t lose the HRH if they stay married and live separately, which I thought was the main theory at this point. But can I just say the mother of the future king should be a position with an HRH regardless of marital status. Say what you will about the role of broodmare, it serves a critical function in the RF and she’s excelled at it. No reason to think George isn’t as fit to be king as any of his ancestors. Credit where due.

      • Tessa says:

        The nanny takes care of them also. I am not so sure Will and Kate set a good example. That picture of Kate keeping the children from going to Archie and Meghan showed that. I hope it does not have repercussions for their characters. If Diana lost the HRH, and there is a divorce, I think Kate will too.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Nannies. And yes, due to the Letters Patent the Queen issued, anyone who divorces out of the family loses their HRH.

      • Bettyrose says:

        I didn’t mean raising the kids. Just that having donated her uterus to god and country and seemingly produced children as physically and cognitively fit as any previous monarch, possibly more so. She had one job and she excelled at it.

      • Nic919 says:

        Must we really lower the bar to claim that Kate deserves special praise for doing what millions of women have done since the dawn of humanity? Giving birth to children is something that millions of women have done around the world. Why does she deserve a title for it when she most definitely is less involved in the actual raising of the children when compared to 99% of other parents around the world.

        And what about women who have miscarriages? Are they to be criticized or condemned? Being lucky enough to birth children without issue is based on luck more than skill.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Nic919 – That seems like an overly dramatic take on my mostly sardonic support for Kate’s title. I also think having a title through marriage is absurd but that’s the world we’re taking about so logically if marriage to a future king gives one status, bringing a future king (and two spares) into the world oughta be worth at the very least irrevocable status. These are not my personal values but a light hearted attempt to navigate the rules on of this anachronistic world.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It is 2021. It is not a woman’s job to have children, not even a royal woman’s job. 3000+ people in the known line of succession. W&K were not required to have children, Kate shouldn’t be praised for being a walking uterus.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The Middleton family has no status.

  30. Maria says:

    Royal reporter Russell Myers is stating she very probably isn’t pregnant and they’re just “on holiday”. 🙄
    Of course this wedding is going to take up most of the headlines to divert attention away from their laziness.

    • swirlmamad says:

      Interesting that an RR is blowing holes in the pregnancy theory, though….

      • Maria says:

        Lol I noticed that too but mostly because he said the rumors were obviously from “mischief-makers” – why do these people always have to talk like they’re from the turn of the 19th century 😂

      • goofpuff says:

        @Maria because that’s the century they wished they still were at — the height of the Industrial Revolution and the British Empire, colonization, and the control of the lucrative slave trade.

    • Sure says:

      If Russell says she’s not pregnant then assume she’s pregnant!

      • Maria says:

        In all seriousness, of course anything is possible, but a pregnancy would be an absolute dream come true for Kate right now, so we’d be hearing something, anything, even just a hint about them “trying” like they released right before Meghan announced her pregnancy with Lili.

      • Maria says:


    • Bren says:

      The royal reporters probably know that they live apart.

  31. Anon says:

    I wonder if maybe Alizee’s family put their foot down (isn’t her father wealthy and well connected?) and just said no to all the drama that Carole might bring……..however I do expect pics somewhere.

  32. Carolind says:

    The person who officiated at the wedding has just given a few details- about 50 there including William! He was dressed quite casually in a beige or off-white suit. Kate was in a long pale green dress as someone else has mentioned.

    I think the two sisters, husbands and families flew there together to an airport about 15 miles away. Ma and Pa weren’t mentioned. Maybe there already?

    • Maria says:

      Someone already covered that bit above. Personally I highly doubt it was anyone but Carole given the randomly detailed description of their fashion and the claims that they were so discreet and “didn’t want to steal the show”.

      • Carolind says:

        Maria, if you look at the last few words of the first para of my post, you will see that I mentioned someone “above” had already said that. Even if I hadn’t mentioned that what I said had been covered already, would it have been the end of the world?

  33. euroguesthello says:

    Alizee’s father isn’t wealthy. They run a small bed and breakfast in France. Not to be rude, but a girl from a wealthy family wouldn’t marry into the Middleton family. She looks like she is loving the new access she has, in terms of lifestyle, which shows she isn’t from a well off family. If she was, she would already be used to the lifestyle. Boats, lovely large homes, sun soaked holidays etc. That being said, she does bring the actual Education and Accomplished career to the table. She is Not lazy, unlike the Middleton siblings. She is way out of his league. Young women like her usually marry someone matched in the financial/banking/corporate world, and they go onto live a similar privileged lifestyle. So, something tells me her family are excited about the high profile connections and being related to a Future Future Queen. The French future children will be connected to British aristocracy. Yes that stuff is still a big deal to people nowadays. Other than that…. James Middleton isn’t a catch. He is unemployed. He isn’t educated. Evidently he can’t make it in the business/entrepreneur world. The whole marshmallow thing looked like the family gave him something to do to pass the time…. Same with the Scotland tour guide(?) venture. He basically lives off his family and always will. Dude wouldn’t be able to survive independently without his family. Men like that are…. interesting. To be honest, he is lucky he has privilege. If he didn’t, he would end up in a not so nice situation. Privilege does help with mental health issues/mental illness too because the family member is ensconced in a financially secure and stable bubble, so they don’t have to focus all their energy on those matters. To be fair, he did talk about his mental health privilege too, which isn’t something people in the public eye (or anywhere else) do. When they want to get better, they have access to good mental health care. Unfortunately it isn’t the case for ordinary people. I hope the marriage and stable partner helps with his mental health issues. Sadly depression doesn’t magically go away but it can be managed to live a full and fulfilling life.

  34. Bellaluna McKenzie says:

    Congratulations to them. In spite of his mistakes of the past and strange behavior for a time, I personally think James has recouped well and may yet have managed to find a very lovely girl to settle down with, not unlike Pippa.

    However, the ‘future king and queen’ bit of the article has rubbed me the wrong way yet again. Charles and Camilla, God willing, will be reigning royals before them so this is jumping the gun for the umpteenth time.

    So annoying.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I don’t think think his strange, grasping, trading on royal connections behavior is gone.

    • Tessa says:

      He still gets himself mentioned and has had photo ops in People Magazine and other outlets. I think he has a PR team that gets him in the media. Pippa has a lot of photo ops with cameras “just happening” to take her picture (right. LOL). He seems to like attention as well.

  35. Layla says:

    So guess who’s birthday is tomorrow and guess who just had to return to duties on that day!!

  36. ChattyCatha says:

    I think ‘The Future Queen and her husband Prince William’ was the thing that finally put the lid on it.

  37. Athena says:

    So Kate and possibly Will had a mini vacation in France while there for her brother’s wedding, which is what most of us would do, but what happened to as FFK and FFQ we’ll never vacation outside of the UK?

  38. SUNNYVILE says:

    Well well well..how odd that CarolJenner didn’t use this chance to flog her business & sell,gloat about it all over the news🤔I feel like this was RUSHED due to either Alieze being pregnant or middletons having marriage issues & CarolJenner using this to pull the suspension from keenbridges marriage(I said on earlier posts that it’s strange that willy has recently been going solo everywhere possibly because Katy is protesting or re negotiating her “contract”, I suspect willy paid for this along with her brother’s new “mansion” for her cooperation). Either way I love how little attention its getting 😂good luck to Alieze and I hope she got a iron clad premap

  39. Cottage Cat says:

    He is fooling nobody. A deeply-unpleasant, trashy piece of work who has tried hard to bury his ‘net photographs https://royalgossip.freeforums.net/. His “adorable dogs” are a puppy farm, related to William and Kate’s “family pet” Lupo who died suddenly at a young age. Make no mistake, druggy, wife-puncher yet seriously rich Uncle Gary is the reason this family got anywhere near William. Now Gary wants a return on his investment. William’s nervous.