Wootton: Duchess Kate is absolutely copying Meghan & that’s a good thing??

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It’s no secret that the Duchess of Cambridge is copykeening the Duchess of Sussex. Kate loves to cosplay and she loves to “homage” other women, more glamorous women, like her late mother-in-law and the sister-in-law she helped exile. I don’t think Kate deserves any credit or praise for not having a personality, or copykeening other women. It’s not like it’s a good thing? But to Dan Wootton, Daily Mail columnist and the most rabid Keen defender out there, Kate’s copykeening is something deserving of high praise. Wootton’s latest column is about how Kate is wonderful for upping her style game when Meghan came around. Seriously, Wootton is like “well, Meghan was so glamorous, so good for Kate for copying her.” The way people twist themselves in knots to defend and praise this woman, my God. Some highlights from this bonkers Wootton column:

Ah, Confident Catherine: “Gone was the conservative Sloane Ranger in dull outfits designed to keep her OFF the front pages and ensure she would never overshadow the Hollywood stars or other royals at whatever event she was attending. Welcome to the world Confident Catherine – an altogether new public figure, created by four years of toil, trauma and, yes, tiara tantrums.

Kate is being elevated from cautious wife to potential saviour of the monarchy. “I agree with Kate’s allies who have no doubt she will soon be regarded as one of the most iconic women in the world – mature, graceful and every bit a future Queen, while still being daring and stylish when the occasion requires.

Meghan is the reason for Kate’s glamour: “But there’s an intriguing reality behind this transformation that no one will acknowledge publicly: None of it would have been possible without a certain Meghan Markle. Kate, royal insiders insist, would never have had the confidence to make such a high-stakes appearance BM (that’s Before Meghan). Her advisers had been trying unsuccessfully for some time to encourage the nervous Duchess to feel emboldened with her appearances and public work, but she preferred her husband to take the lead. Her role, she was convinced, was to remain a loyal wife and doting mother, behind-the-scenes, with a ‘no fuss, no drama’ mantra front and centre. Funny how a vicious and bitter rivalry with a sister-in-law trying to ruin it all can change everything.

Kate needed to find a new style because Meghan is terrible?? When she saw the lengths Meghan was going to in order to destabilise and unsettle the monarchy that she had willingly agreed to devote her life, a previously hidden determined streak emerged from Kate. ‘She knew she was going to have to up her game – and she did. Now she’s a royal Rockstar – everything Meghan should have been,’ a senior royal insider tells me. And contrary to expectations from courtiers, Kate has taken on the mission with vigour and enjoyment, realising the impact she can make for important charity causes close to her heart.

They think the Sussexes are worried about GoldenKeen: “There’s no doubt the Cambridges’ tight knit team, like many of us, are beginning to enjoy the discomfort growing at the Sussex headquarters in Montecito, California over the worldwide adoration Kate has been receiving. Every major US fashion magazine, including Meghan’s favourites like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair, are battling to get Kate for a cover shoot, although she is so far refusing the offers. As far as Meghan was concerned, that’s not how this story was meant to play out…

Wootton thinks the Sussexes’ trip to NYC was a disaster?? In a delicious twist, Kate’s Bond showstopper and impactful visit to Northern Ireland in a purple pantsuit (the type favoured by powerful US female politicians) the following day could not have been in greater contrast to Harry and Meghan’s disastrous New York visit. Their so-called ‘adventure’ to the Big Apple has been widely dismissed as a monumental flop – part Kardashian/part minor royal with a superiority complex on a low grade tour…Royal courtiers have sat back smugly as the Sussexes PR disaster unfolded in the same week that Kate emerged as an unstoppable superstar.

Rooting for GoldenKeen: Another well-connected royal source says of the situation: ‘It’s fair to say the whole institution has been rooting for the Duchess of Cambridge. There was a clear moment where an active decision was made to change her look – be more confident in her style, her approach, her projects, the events she would say yes to. This was nothing about changing stylists or staff, either. It was about Kate acknowledging the Duchess of Sussex had changed the game and it was necessary for her to compete. That had already been going on between the Prince of Wales and his two sons for some time, but Catherine had never felt the need to get involved. She is the ultimate team player. But she soon became aware of how Meghan was trying to use the monarchy for her own personal gain and it helped Catherine understand the importance of the role she could play.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Basically, who needs Frogmore Cottage when Meghan has been living rent-free in Kate’s head since 2017? It’s an admission that I wasn’t expecting to be spun into a positive for Kate aka GoldenKeen: that she’s jealous, petty, obsessive, personality-free, competitive and that she copies other women in an attempt to “one-up” the woman she is obsessed with. And it’s weird that Kate’s pre-Meghan style is openly being described as frumpy and dull by Wootton, especially given that Kate was flashing her ass and spending hundreds of thousands every year in her attempt to cosplay Carole Middleton, Diana and Jecca Craig before Harry even met Meghan. And my God, the section on the Sussexes’ NYC trip was vile. All of these people need to get a massive grip.

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  1. Nina says:

    In another words, everything is good when the white duchess does it and not the black one

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Nina: Exactly.

    • JMoreno says:

      But what did Kate do? All I saw was a women dressed as a country music star attend a Hollywood premiere…that’s it. She did NOTHING. The Brits are the ONLY ones celebrating NOTHING. The fact that Wooten thinks Meghan is crying over a dress she would NEVER EVER be caught dead or alive wearing is just ridiculous. The problem with Wooten and the rest of the British Media is that they know Meghan is out of Kate’s league. They can attempt to prop her up as much as they like but they have NOTHING of substance to work with. Serious women who have goals and ambitions and want a seat at the table are completely embarrassed by Kate. She is defined by her ability to produce children and the clothes she wears…nothing more. The British Media can force Kate onto the British public but mediocrity doesn’t bold well in the circles that Meghan navigates within.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Kate did and does absolutely NOTHING!

      • Belli says:

        She WORE A DRESS! So daring! So adventurous! Future queen material!

      • MMadison says:

        @JMoreno: There’s reality and than there’s this piece written by Wooton. One has to wonder how Kate took this piece. If she is willfully ignorant she believes it other wise it must have left an awful sting and bruised ego. I personally read this article as a satire against Kate. He’s laying it all to bare and serving it up with the precision of a very sharp knife. Basically he’s saying to Kate you failed and you will never be the Montecito Duchess. While the Duchess of Montecito received glowing reviews and captured the attention of the world with her NYC trip you failed. After all the years we put into you (the Brits) you failed us. That is how I read this. Wooton would never come out and say this directly because the British system is set up to prop up the Royals. But behind closed doors the Palace is in turmoil. The Montecito Royal are in control….PERIOD

      • The Hench says:

        Agreed. There is a LOT of shade in this supposed homage to Kate the Keen.

        Exhibit A: “Gone was the conservative Sloane Ranger in dull outfits designed to keep her OFF the front pages”

        Exhibit B: “Funny how a vicious and bitter rivalry with a sister-in-law trying to ruin it all can change everything.”

        Exhibit C: “It was about Kate acknowledging the Duchess of Sussex had changed the game and it was necessary for her to compete.”


      • Becks1 says:

        @MMadison – I took it similar to how you did, to me this is closer to the Tatler Catherine the Great article from last year than anything, just with a more obvious anti-Meghan slant bc DW hates her.

      • Jais says:

        So many shady lines. When he says he agrees with Kate’s allies that “she will soon be regarded as one of the most iconic women in the world.”
        Soon, Kate. Meanwhile Harry and Meghan are already getting most iconic covers. DW knew what he was doing there with that word iconic.

      • Courtney B says:

        @mmadison It’s because DW saves all his love for TOB. So he may shade Kate but it’s only because he likely doesn’t see her, or anyone good enough for the FFK.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Smile and look pretty, what a job.

      • Lemons says:

        Wootton is in love with PWT, so this checks out.

      • Splinter says:

        I agree to what has been said above.
        I get the impression that DW might be on Wills’ payroll, because the article is so bitchy and trollling to Kate.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        @Courtney B
        I think that is because DW sees himself as the only petty, bitter queen good enough for TOB.

      • Cisne says:

        *All I saw was a women dressed as a country music star attend a Hollywood premiere…that’s it.* I literally laughed out loud!!!!

        Wootton and his sources are just *VILE* though! My God! The whole thing is pathetic and soap opera script – ish!! It is deserving the goldenKeen DALLAS and DYNASTY frock too!!! Wooten! ALL MY CHILDREN WANTS BACK THEIR STOLEN PLOT LINE!!! MY GOD!!

      • Debbie says:

        I don’t understand. If she’s such a “superstar” then why does the writer have to once again mention Meghan in order to write about Kate? If Kate’s event was so captivating — what was it now? Oh yes, another sequel of a 58 year old movie — if it was SO fascinating why not discuss the movie, those who attended, Kate’s interaction with her husband, or talk about what Kate did. She DID do something interesting, didn’t she? Something worthy of talking about in a column, something that could generate headlines, right? Oh, I get it. In that case, Meghan it is.

        Good heavens, the writer even had to grasp at a comparison to female American politicians in order to praise Kate. Note that it was a superficial comparison, though, based solely on how Kate was DRESSED in purple, not anything she was trying to accomplish. These people betray themselves every time.

    • Chica1971 says:

      Cosign1000x. Even the brows DM derided Meghan for as Hollywood brows last week has been lauded this week. The racism is just too much and over petty shit

      • L4Frimaire says:

        That’s exactly what this is. A bunch of petty sh*t disguised as news. Kate wore a pretty gown to a film premier with her husband and the Prince of Wales. If the tabloids weren’t engaging in pageant queen one-upmanship and obsessing over Meghan’s eyebrows, they actually could have gotten some good stories from this event, whether talking about the film, the fact both Charles and Will were there, film industry talk, the people like veterans and healthcare professionals in attendance. Was there any sound bites or good quotes from the royals regarding the event? Even the stars of the actual film took a backseat to this nonsense. Wooten is a messy b*tch and very unethical, and it does not look good having a slimy person like him writing screeds to prop up the Cambridge’s. They need better go-to writers. Why would they even need him to write this since the evening was such a great success? All he does is point out their pettiness and insecurities with his backhanded praise. The UK has real problems and this clown writer isn’t helping anyone.

    • Brasileira says:

      It would have been amazing if it were Kate showing how she can wear these clothes, instead of the clothes wearing her. This woman posture is painful just to look.

  2. SJ says:

    hahahahahaha WHAT

    • Cleo D says:

      Yes, thanks for starting my day with something amusing

    • Jais says:

      WHAT is right. Where to even start? Dan Wooton isn’t really Team Cambridge is he? Like he’s playing games, right? Because this does not make Kate look good at all and it’s embarrassing, like mortifying.

      • Britt says:

        I feel like the British media are toying with Will and Kate because when you think about it, the BM lost the most. They’re stuck with this boring pair. They’ve been touted as racist and every ism you can think off, the access they really want has been denied and they’re money makers are gone. That NYC trip killed them because they lost out on money and access, not to mention, no pictures of Lilli and Archie. You can tell there were some angry phone calls to the palaces. Engagements popping out of nowhere, random paparazzi shots. That media is getting frustrated, you can’t tell me any different.

      • MF1 says:

        Yeah, this just makes Katie look petty and insecure. Like she’s not capable of holding her own unless there’s another woman (Meghan) around to compete against. Yikes.

      • Christine says:

        Agreed, this is such a much needed slam to Kate, and even she can’t possibly miss it. If this was written about me, I would be in bed with a blush of mortification that wouldn’t leave my face for days. And a bottle of whisky.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      Thank god I wasn’t taking a sip of tea when I read the part about the worldwide adoration for Kate. I’m not a Kate hater. But that line alone is comedic gold.

    • Lorelei says:

      @SJ, that’s really the only response to such f*ckery! I can’t even keep up with all of their contradictory messages; it gives me a headache.

      My main takeaways from this article were 1) It is always possible for Wooten to become more unhinged, even when we thought he’d already reached maximum insanity, and 2) if I was Kate, I would be MORTIFIED by this article. She’s quite dim, however, so she may read it very literally and find it complimentary?

      Her stans will be willfully ignorant to the obvious criticism in it and find some way to spin it. But HOW does one even begin to spin: Kate is only great now because she’s copying Meghan, but they hate Meghan and everything she says, does, or wears, but now that Kate’s emulating her, those things are now good, all of a sudden. 🤯

      If we’re reading it correctly, as veiled shade, it will be interesting to see what happens next because clearly Wooten is sending Burger King a message; I guess since Bill cannot provide his buddy Dan with Sussex leaks anymore, and people are even getting bored with the children being trotted out, this is Dan’s way of “threatening”/poking him? God I can’t wait until the day the media finally turns on the Cambridges.

  3. Layla says:

    “impactful (really?) visit to Northern Ireland in a purple pantsuit (the type favoured by powerful US female politicians) (and Keeny’s sister in law but were not supposed to talk about that!) the following day could not have been in greater contrast to Harry and Meghan’s disastrous (as disastrous as Keeny’s desperation whilst the country faces a fuel and hunger crisis and students are most likely to fall on even more debt? Sure Jan…I mean Dan) New York visit. Their so-called ‘adventure’ to the Big Apple has been widely dismissed as a monumental flop (and yet you’re sitting here Wootty talking about it, trying to desperately get the clicks and views you failed to pull on Your stupid show)– part Kardashian/part minor royal with a superiority complex (like yours? Like Keeny’s?) on a low grade tour…Royal courtiers have sat back smugly as the Sussexes PR disaster unfolded in the same week that Kate emerged as an unstoppable superstar (we’ve only seen her twice Dan. Calm the f down. If Keeny Antoinette was so “unstoppable” she’d still be trending on Twitter two days later, but oh she wasn’t even mentioned in the trending topics)

    What I find absolutely hilarious is that fact that Dan Wootton is still going around desperately trying to look relevant after the sham that has been GB News (at one point they were at 0 viewers). 😂😂
    This article has obviously been written because it’s obvious how Keeny did not get the attention she was so desperately craving.
    Oh Keeny, you tried………… yet again.

    • Pao says:

      Its the way these people lie for me. That visit was a massive succes and the fact that they are trying to sell it as anything else proofs so. I have not seen 1 news outlet(except this one right now) describe it as a flop

    • Ginger says:

      Dan is always in near hysterics regarding the Sussex’s. He went on TV and practically cried when Meghan was a guest editor for British Vogue. He is a nut. The fact that he called the Cambridge’s stop in Northern Ireland impactful ( and all they did was have spiders crawl on them, kicked a football, and drank beer) and the Sussex’s stop in NY ( where they met with WHO, UN and gave a wonderful speech for Global Citizen) as a disaster is bonkers. They WISH the Cambridge’s had the range to do that. It’s just projection. They know they are stuck with the dull ones and are trying SO hard to make them look better. It’s failing.

      • Pao says:

        @Ginger: the thing is that Wootton has become a mouthpiece for the Cambridges and knows more about them than he’s letting on. He IS getting fed insider info. So the fact that he’s trying so hard to make the NY trip sound like a flop means that william and kate are. seriously bothered. Which explains why they are trying to get media contacts in the US. Williams op-ed as an example

      • Becks1 says:

        @Pao – exactly. If Wootton is freaking out like this, then it means the Cambridges are. It means Kate’s outfit on Monday (Tuesday?) was meant to be what some of us said – a “dont forget about MEEEEE” kind of look. It means the Cambridges are absolutely desperate to convince people the Sussexes are irrelevant.

      • Britt says:

        Harry and Meghan has really exposed the craziness in a lot of these people. The loss of control and access has really cost people their sanity and careers. I don’t understand. I heard on the royally obsessed podcast a reporter talking about how magnetic both of them are together. I really do think part of the obsession is result of that as well. Charisma, beauty, magnetism, and the loss of money, control and access.

      • BeanieBean says:

        That’s Trumpian level delusion right there.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Pao and @Becks, I read it the same way you did — veiled shade — and even I can’t come up with any plausible reason that Dan thought he could call the Sussexes’ trip to NYC “a massive flop.”

        Does he not realize that people….still remember last week? That it was wildly successful, and that all of the photos and videos of the massive applause they received proving this are, like, two clicks away from this article?

        We’ve always known that the Fail realizes their audience is quite stupid, but it’s next-level to think they’d believe the NYC trip was a “flop” if they’d seen ANY coverage of it whatsoever. It’s so insane that even if I generally liked Wooten (lol), I think even I’d find this to be delusional. Does Dan believe that if he writes something, that makes it true?

        Bless his dumb little heart.

      • kelleybelle says:

        He practically goes apoplectic when he talks about them. It’s actually entertaining to watch him with the sound off, lol.

  4. The Duchess says:


  5. Krista says:

    OMG what did I just read?? Wooten has officially lost all connection to reality. It was so painful to get through….Kate should be embarrassed by that article.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      He’s been sounding increasingly unhinged for a while. Can he get even more delusional? Perhaps. But it is a pretty embarrassing read, both for Kate and for Wootton – because it sounds like he’s living in an alternative reality when he writes nonsense like H & M’s NY visit being a flop when there’s plenty of written and televisual evidence of the contrary.

      • Sid says:

        After getting William to bend the knee over the Rose story and start feeding stories about the Sussexes, sleazy Wooten probably thought he had it made and was hyped over the possibility of years and years of exclusives and the resulting ill-gotten gains. Then the Sussexes left, which cut off Willileaks and Co. from knowing about their plans going forward. And now Wooten is stuck writing drivel like this. Pathetic. It might get him clicks, but nowhere near what he would get if he still had access to leaks. And that makes me smile.

      • Courtney B says:

        He’s taking taking the same position as the rest of the BM just to an especially unhinged level. But there’ve been a gazillion articles on the ‘flop’ tour. Including mocking Harry as a ‘warm up act’ for Meghan.

      • windyriver says:

        @Sid – agreed. I missed this when I wrote something similar below. Dan thought he was going to be someone special – then saw it all vanish.

    • MY3CENTS says:

      Has he been smoking some of Carole’s home grown?

      • Kalana says:

        Now that is what she should have been pushing in her interview.
        Home Counties Home Grown.
        Carole Middleton’s Sticky Icky

    • JennyJazzhands says:

      Ah, but see I think it was “reality”, as the only way the dustines are able to process. Think of it as the Sussex couple are rubber and the cambridges are glue. Everything they “report” about one is how it really is with the other.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      I have said this repeatedly, Wooten is creepy and NOT OK.

    • L4frimaire says:

      If the palace wants to protect and promote Kate and William at all costs, having this grubby sleazy guy as their talking head is a bad idea. He is an embarrassment and makes them look incredibly petty and insecure.

      • Jais says:

        I mean he is saying they are insecure and petty without saying they are insecure and petty. I’m just curious if he has this energy for both the Cambridges or is working for Will, as some have suggested in the comments.

  6. L84Tea says:

    The first step is admitting it, Dan.

  7. mia girl says:

    I pretty much never comment on the royals, but holy h*ll Batman, what did I just read?

    That is pure fantasy and lies.

    • Jais says:

      Yeah, this article is so crazy it’s hard not to comment! DW knows this too. Imagine there are a lot of keen fans saying something about this too.

    • Cathy says:

      So, Catherine is “saving the Monarchy”, one copycat outfit at a time. One over-the-top evening gown, which she totally failed to pull off with any confidence, is a “stunning power move”? Is that all that’s required of a future Queen Consort?
      Catherine looks strained and uncomfortable in public. There’s no warmth or energy between her and William, or between either of them and the public. She’s nothing but an accessory for William. She spent four years in University to walk three paces behind her husband, pull pints in a designer dress and hold a tarantula for 30 seconds.
      I feel sorry for her. I’m sure there’s an authentic woman under the carefully planned outfits. She must have opinions and ideas of her own, but she’ll never get to express them…that would be “putting a foot wrong”. She’ll spend the next week wearing things she’s worn before so she looks “frugal” after the gold gown…if they let her out of her box at all.

      • Debbie says:

        By the way, did the BM ever get around to pricing that disco ball Kate was wearing? Or is that just reserved for people who pay for their own garments?

  8. Genevieve says:

    I am so disoriented by the reality-bending here, I might have to go back to bed.

    • Nick G says:

      I agree, this is not amusing me at all, this is making me deeply tired. I cannot wait for the lies and craziness to be exposed for what it is. I have to believe that they will, or I don’t know what to say anymore.

      • LP says:

        Yeah I feel the same. It’s not funny but legit disgusting to see them treat two good people like this. Ugh
        I believe what you sow is what you reap so I’m really waiting for the whole establishment, BM to eat dust. One day it will come!

      • Lorelei says:

        @Nick, honestly. Even reading it is exhausting by now. 99% of it is repetitive and the other 1% are obvious lies. If *we’re* tired, I can’t even begin to imagine how Harry and Meghan feel. These people are RELENTLESS.

  9. EllenOlenska says:

    I believe all of this fangirling is the prelude to the hatchet job the RR will perform when TOB tells them to unleash the dogs. Either when he decides to dump her or put her “in her place”. It’s the playbook they run over and over again.

    (And as for the “low grade tour comment” well hmmm…UN vs petting zoo…( and I love a good petting zoo.

    • L84Tea says:

      I’m genuinely curious about this theory. Where would you say they’ve done this before? Are you referring to Charles and Di? Will and Kate?

      • EllenOlenska says:

        They pumped up Fergie ( early in the marriage) to set her up first as a Diana pal, then they ripped her to shreds( long before the toe sucking incident). They pump people up to make the fall more dramatic. I can’t help but think that this latest Kate embiggigening is so they will appear fair when they rip her to shreds later. I feel they are all sensing a great unleashing and shuffling seconds after the Queen kicks off and they are already building the narrative. That’s why all the buildup about the jubilee medals as well…because they know that in the back of everyone’s mind, when they hear about a 90+ year old woman planning a big extravaganza many months away is “ do you think she’ll live that long?”.

        I suspect the narrative will be “ and then Kate tried to be like Megan! ( pantsuits! Speaking!) so of course William had to dump her for “insert current English rose of the new fairytale”

      • L84Tea says:

        Ah, okay, I see what you’re saying. Very good theory!

      • The Hench says:

        Good theory. The ample shade in here gives plenty to play with should the dogs of war be unleashed. “The Palace tried their best to get this conservative and dull Sloane Ranger to step up to the role she had courted for ten long years but, aside from getting her into the odd, impactful dress for a film premiere or similar, they could not make Kate operate at the level required to give William the support he needed. Instead we were left with a woman who barely visited her patronages, many failing as a result, and constantly talked about being ‘keen” to help without actually ever delivering anything of impact or consequence. Ever cognisant of his duty to the country, William knew that, as Future Monarch, he desperately needed a consort that could perform. Kate failed on every level.”


      • Lorelei says:

        @EllenOlenska, I’m dying at the thought that for Kate, “Speaking!” is copying Meghan 😭
        The fact that it’s true is beyond parody.

    • Truthiness says:

      Yes. And when Dan writes that “the whole institution is rooting for her” it’s because she married, had 3 children with William, and is still desperately in love with him while Will has moved on completely. Perhaps to be discarded in a divorce, already leading separate lives.

      • Jais says:

        I wonder though if Kate is desperately in love with william. Possibly the idea of him? I’ll just never forget her shaking off his touch in that Mary Berry special. I think she desperately wants the pics to show them in love so she smiles and tries to make eye contact when photographers are around.

    • Izzy says:

      And considering how Willieleaks is supposed to be a statesman for the monarchy, how does he think it will play that his mouthpiece spoke so disparagingly about the UN? Or any other part of that tour?

    • HeyJude says:

      I’m very late to comment, but absolutely. Kate is being set-up for a fall. I bet this marriage is over within months after the Queen’s Jubilee. It’s being meticulously planned right now.

      Perhaps this is laying the groundwork for the excuse Kate changed into a celebrity fame obsessed diva and not the “simply, loyal school sweetheart” anymore excuse when William drops her. And Kate fancied herself the royal star, not the support to William and Charles her role requires. Etc.

      This is so bizarre and abrupt it clearly signals something dire is afoot with Kate.

      • PrincessK says:

        If the Cambridges are sensible they should know that the media are ready to tear them to shreds. The BM has practically exhausted all its hate Meghan stories and just keep repeating stuff. They are now starting to look for ways to get more clicks for the Cambridges and the only way to do that is to start negative stories and that is coming.

    • Andrea says:

      Agreed 100%. Do you remember when they got engaged all the articles that talked about how the Queen had laid down the law about no divorces in this generation of the RF? As soon as the Queen is gone, Kate is going to find herself out on the street. I don’t even think that William will replace her immediately (since he seems to have a problem finding anyone else willing to marry him) and will instead try to spin himself as a modern monarch because he’s divorced.

      • HeatherC says:

        So much for that. Already one of her (non titled) grandkids is divorced(or soon to be, I forget if it’s done) and everyone in that family seemed to be rooting for Harry and Meghan to divorce

  10. Kalana says:

    “a purple pantsuit (the type favoured by powerful US female politicians”

    Do they mean the picture of Sen. Diane Feinstein? Do they realize the age difference between Kate and Sen. Feinstein?

    Anyway the entire article is basically Kate saving the monarchy by wearing a dress people liked, and she only became competitive at all to save the monarchy from Meghan. Meghan sounds pretty badass if she can take down a 1000 year old institution, but then Kate can save it with a dress so maybe the institution sucks and is a huge waste of money.

    Kate should want to save the monarchy. Without it, she might have to get a job.

    • Merricat says:

      I’m convinced that at some point, they’ll start bringing out dresses on hangers rather than KKKate herself. I’m sure the hangers are better informed.

    • Gruey says:

      I mean, the queen of pantsuits is Hillary Clinton. But she’s spoken out multiple times forcefully supporting Meghan. So…I dunno I got nothing

      • Truthiness says:

        Kamala almost always wears pantsuits too. Plus Kamala is biracial. Liz Warren wears a ton of pantsuits too. At least that’s the top three politicians – Hilary, Kamala, Liz – where I think DW is going with that line.

      • Debbie says:

        Are there no high-ranking women in politics in England that they could mention who would have name recognition? I’m just struck by how much time, effort and attention the BM spend on U.S. people and interest, when people keep claiming that they hold America in such contempt. It’s just odd.

    • 2tall4u2 says:

      I think they were referring to Michelle Obama. They made the same comparisons with Meg’s burgandy outfit.

    • aftershocks says:

      @Kalana said:
      “Meghan sounds pretty badass if she can take down a 1000 year old institution, but then Kate can save it with a dress so maybe the institution sucks and is a huge waste of money.
      Kate should want to save the monarchy. Without it, she might have to get a job.”

      ^^^ Thanks so much @Kalana, for the laughs! 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤪 🤪

      The absurdity of the vile crap DW and other rota rats continue to spew is beyond-the-bounds!

      We can all clearly see how TOB is paying no attention at all to GoldenKeenKate. He’s actually looking down in one pic, with a putrid look on his face, clearly not faking his part. Meanwhile Kate, the mannequin tries with her vacuous, gaping mouthed stares.

  11. Waitwhat says:

    Perhaps someone should check that Dan Wooten hasn’t hit his head on something.

    • Lady D says:

      I seriously believe that he is in love with William. Maybe Dan’s starting to see Kate as a rival for his affection?

    • Lyds says:

      But he declared it a flop, so it’s a flop! Just like someone else said they’re very much NOT a racist family, so let that be it! And no, they couldn’t possibly be the person in the photo because…wrong hands!

      Weary are the men who bear such heavy masks of delusion, that when it all comes crashing down, it’ll take more than their faces with it.

  12. iforget says:

    They always tell on themselves don’t they? Most of what he said is the exact opposite of reality. I’d be so embarassed to be infantalised the way Kate is. I’m a fairly shy person, but people who get to know me know who I am and what I stand for. They could look at an event, book, item of clothing, etc. and know instantly if it was ‘me.’ Can we do that with Kate? Besides with buttons or flashing her pants?

    • Kalana says:

      But if Kate makes a choice it might be the wrong choice and we all know Kate never puts a foot wrong.

      • iforget says:

        See, sometimes I want to start to feel sorry for her. She is so tightly wound up and even in the photos here, you can see the dress is wearing her. Very, very rarely does she ever seem comfortable. So I want to feel sorry for her. But that’s right back to the infantalising. And it is such a convenient excuse for a woman who has so much power to influence things for the better, to say something of substance, to truly make a difference. Instead, she does none of the above. Silence benefits the oppressor. Nevermind that she was active in the smear campaign against Meghan. Blah. I have such a disdain for women who have the power to make things better, and don’t. I had really high hopes for her.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Kalana, I guess it’s easy to “never put a foot wrong” if you never actually move those feet to do anything.

        Regarding Kate “becoming” iconic…I personally don’t think she will, but even if somehow she does, Meghan is ALREADY ICONIC. And has been for a while now! But it’s cute that Dan thinks Kate could ever be in Meghan’s lane.

    • Ginger says:

      Nope. Kate has zero personality. She stands for nothing. That’s why they can project anything on to her. They have no clue who she is. They write that she is shy and guarded and then brave and savior for the monarchy.

      • Harper says:

        Wooten’s not even saying that she’s this powerhouse now: “I agree with Kate’s allies who have no doubt she will soon be regarded as one of the most iconic women in the world.”

        It’s more announcing that in the future future, Keen Kate/Catherine will be a hotshot. Keep waiting folks!

    • MF1 says:

      I think it’s incredibly sad that Kate has no personal style. She imitates other women because she has no sense of self and lacks the courage to be unique. As my least favorite president would say: Sad!

      • Nic919 says:

        Apparently Jenny Packham did a collection of iconic Bond girl dresses for the movie and the gold one is from that collection. So Kate literally just took a dress from that collection because she is so unoriginal and wanted to play act Bond girl. And the model wearing that dress has her hair down and it looks a thousand times better.

  13. Eurydice says:

    Huh, so now the story’s gone Disney- Poor Drab Victim Kate uses Evil Meghan’s own weapons to rise up in Triumph against her oppressor. And Evil Meghan is left humiliated in the dust as the world laughs at her failure.

    With all these twists and turns, Wootton needs a good chiropractor.

  14. Lizzie says:

    ‘Kate who?’ Meghan probably.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Lizzie, this is one article I hope Meghan sees because I think she would laugh her ass off!

  15. Seraphina says:

    I read the column late last night. It was sickening to read and also an insult to Meghan and those who know and keep up with the gossip. It really was a quite over the top.
    Also, I don’t think Meghan would have worn a tacky Bob Mackie look alike dress to a movie premiere that looks quite a bit like her late MIL’s.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I must disagree. There is nothing wrong with that dress.

      The problem was the wearer. The dress is NOT the style of dress you would expect a senior royal of any reigning royal family to wear to any event. Kate looked wonderful in that dress but she did not look like a Future-Future Queen. Kate looked like the the wife of a multi-billionaire oligarch global investor. This dress is not even right for Princess Caroline of Monaco-Hanover in her 1980-2000 heydays. I know about Princess Caroline of Monaco-Hanover in her 1980-2000 heydays as I around then “Royal Watching” and followed her.

      • Seraphina says:

        The problem, with Kate, is always her because she can’t wear anything – it wears her.

        But as far as the dress, I will agree to disagree with you on this on BTB (and I usually agree with what you post 🙂 I did not like the shoulder pads or how “Vegas” it looked. It could have been altered in subtle ways to make it a power dress.

      • MsIam says:

        Sorry BTB but if anyone one but Kate had showed up wearing that dress and hair they would have been laughed out of the building. A dress like that would have been perfect for the Met Gala where costume-like outfits are the norm. But anywhere else it would look so 40 years ago, unless that’s what the wearer intended. Diana cosplay anyone?

      • MMadison says:

        @BayTampaBay: I have been trying to figure out what was wrong with that dress and I believe you have cracked it!! It wasn’t Royalty it was all Hollywood. Kate looked like a Hollywood Actress the exact opposite of what a Royal “should” look like! If you can find the video of Charles greeting Kate at the premiere please note how Charles after kissing Kate on both cheeks quickly moves away from her. It’s as if she was in mid sentence asking him a question and he quickly moved on leaving her with this odd look of what I can only say is shock (another poster mentioned the video and she was correct). Also watch the video of all 4 Royals standing together (right before William places his hand on Kate’s back) Kate is attempting to talk to someone (anyone) and is being completely ignored…by everyone. Finally William steps back and uses his hands to steer her in the right direction. As he does this she continues to talk and he NEVER responds…doesn’t look at her at all. The photos never capture the true events of the day but the videos tell a story about how Charles really feels about Kate.

      • goofpuff says:

        @MMadison Oh wow that’s bad! I would feel sorry for her, but she takes an active role in taking others down for her benefit so not really. Sow what you reap. I saw that dress and knew that she wore it both for Meghan and to make sure she outshone Camilla. I’m not surprised Charles and Camilla were not having it.

      • February-Pisces says:

        I liked the dress, but didn’t like it on kate. The reason why she wore it was to grab attention, especially after meghans nyc tour. It’s seemed quite desperate, like she needed to wear a million gold sequins just to compete with Meghan, who had a whole crowed cheering for her in a simple white dress, whilst still carrying her baby weight and not giving af about it.

        Kate doesn’t have the charisma and presence to pull off that look as it’s quite excessive. It massively overpowered her. An outfit is suppose to elevate your appearance, people should look at the person wearing the dress, not just the dress itself. Imagine if camilla wore it, people would still say ‘wow look at how shiny that dress is’.

      • Becks1 says:

        @MMadison -do you have a link to the video handy? I didnt watch any live video of the arrivals but that sounds similar to what happened last year in Windsor, when the Queen barely acknowledged Kate after the Pandemic Express and moved right onto Sophie, even though Kate stood there for a few seconds waiting for some sort of recognition.

      • Jaded says:

        Kate looked like a Miss Universe contestant in that dress. And we all know she’d fumble the ball with the usual silly questions they ask the contestants, like “What do you think is the reason for the lack of good geography skills among the population of America?” One woman answered after pondering for a moment “It is because some people in the nation do not have maps.” That’s total Kate.

      • Lorelei says:

        @FebruaryPisces that’s such a good point. For Kate to even get a fraction of the attention and enthusiasm that Meghan gets all the time, she literally had to be covered in sparkling gold sequins. In NYC Meghan commanded attention and got wild applause just because she’s Meghan and she was there; her clothes were mostly very plain, and people still lost their sh!t because they were so excited to see her. No one cared what she wore. (With the exception of the “it’s too hot for that coat!!” idiots.)

      • kelleybelle says:

        The dress wore HER, yes. And her hair? Doesn’t suit her and looks a mess, like a bird’s next. Sorry. And those manic grins and the feined excitement? Needs to go.

      • MMadison says:

        @Becks1: It’s on the Royal News Channel (YouTube) of the event. The video feed is fascinating!!

    • Lizzie says:

      You mean the dress that looked like a Christmas tree it had so much tinsel? Kate looked like a Real Housewife.

      • 2cents says:

        Dan probably thought Kate was dressed like an extravagant drag queen, so he had to go over the top in his reporting to unsee it.

    • Charm says:

      @Seraphina…..Um…dannyboy cant insult Madam Duchess Meghan. First, he’d hv to get up off his belly and get BudgetValdemort’s d*ck out of his mouth and the sh*t out of his eyes. Looooots of work to do before he can even think of glancing at the sun.

  16. Merricat says:

    That was hilarious!
    Waity can be replaced by any mannequin and you’ll probably get smarter conversation from the mannequin.
    Dr. Jill knows, and we do, too. But sure, William’s hood ornament will make a great Marie Antoinette.

  17. Britt says:

    That New York trip got them messed up 😂. The British media just need to admit they’re Sussex fans and that they miss them because this is just sad, lol. Expecting these dullards to be anything except the charismatic challenged individuals that they are isn’t working. You can tell they want to make Kate into an easily groomed, carbon copy version of Meghan. No wonder they’re so obsessed with Meghan. She has the juice and Kate doesn’t and no amount of embiggening and cloning is going to change that. These people don’t even believe it, which is why they keep worrying and stalking the Sussexes because they’re stuck with these two. I’d be mad too.

  18. Moderatelywealthy says:

    Kate literally played ball and dressed like an Oscar to attend a party and this monster us daring to say that this was more successful a d important than the Sussexes speaking about vacine equality abs meeting with dignitaries?

    Sure, Jan.

  19. Britt says:

    The Will people cover story was changed. It didn’t last that long, lol and that tatler editor has been obsessed with Meghan since she came on the scene. Trust me, if he could get Meghan on the cover and not use old photos, he’d do it. Many over there know the Cambridge’s are not it but they bend to the Will of the palace. Which is why they’re still obsessed with covering the Sussexes. They know.

    • Jais says:

      How was the People cover story about will changed? I missed that.

    • Britt says:

      @Jais The cover was changed to a family crime. The William story was at the top of the people cover.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Tatler has saturated their UK market. In order for Tatler to grow and thrive in a VERY competitive publishing market, they must make a large dent in the North American Market (Canada and USA).

      Tatler magazine is published by Condé Nast Publications. Condé Nast Publications is an American Company so of course they want Meghan on the cover.

    • Charm says:

      Yeah…People switched its cover from BudgetValdemort to a murderer. Talk about subliminal messages. LMFAO

  20. Vivica says:

    Oy Vey.

  21. booboocita says:

    Even when Keen is ostensibly the focus of an article, and Wootton is falling over himself to praise and embiggen her, Meghan has to be dragged in. If Keen were truly as impactful as the RR insists she is, there’d be no need to even mention Meghan in the same breath as Keen. Kate looked fantastic at the Bond premiere, better than she’s looked in a long time — and no one cared except for a handful of stans. Get used to also-ran status, Keen, or spruce up your act.

  22. Amy Bee says:

    Well at least the press is admitting that the Cambridges are competing with the Sussexes. It’s one-sided though. I think Harry and Meghan’s trip to NY really rattled the press and the Palace and they feel that Kate stepping out in a gold dress was a triumph and a restoration of the Windsors power and standing in the world. Delusional. What Wootton has also done by writing this piece is also acknowledge that part of the anger towards Meghan was that she made Kate look frumpy and old-fashioned. It also underlines what the press wants from the royals, just them looking good at events.

    • Layla says:

      Yes @Amy Bee that’s why she had to combine the designs of two perfectly good dresses that probably cost like £5k. That cape is the invisibility cloak for all of the U.K.’s problems at the moment. Maybe Boris should be asking Keeny Antoinette whether she drives lorries (trucks), knowing how much he loves to use the royals to deflate from his own stupid mistakes

    • Britt says:

      The NYC really scared them. People are still talking and making articles about Meghan’s wardrobe and the work they were doing. Everyone knows Kate is competing with Meghan, it’s clear as day. The problem is that they want Meghan to play along for storylines but she’s not. That’s been the issue from the start. Meghan doesn’t care about this foolishness especially when there’s more her than just Fashion. Kate put on that dress to grab attention but since their is nothing else to her except being a walking clothes hanger, the attention won’t last. So Meghan is constantly attached to her to grab attention. If I was Kate, I wouldn’t be flattered or happy because the press don’t really want her, they want the person they’re trying to mold her to be. She’s going to be living in Meghan’s shadow for the rest of her life.

      • TigerMcQueen says:

        The first thing I thought when I saw Keen Mandela dressed as an Oscar was that she wanted attention. It was very much like her look at Prince Phillip’s funeral in that regard. Well, she got it, but like you said, it’s not going to last because underneath the gold sequin facade there’s not much else there.

    • Becks1 says:

      I agree the NYC visit rattled the british press. What Wootton is saying about is what he WISHED had happened – that H&M looked pathetic, didn’t meet with anyone or had low level meetings, lots of pap strolls, etc.

      Instead they got a schedule that was locked down with no leaks, they met with the mayor and governor, they went to the UN, they went to the WHO, their school visit was covered internationally as was their lunch at Melbas – and a lot of that international coverage was because of the british press, so thank you very much unhinged rota.

      • Pao says:

        I even saw a few news outlets point out that the UK media was acting unhinged because if the trip. All i’m saying is that the UK is truly showing the worst side of themselves internationally. And the way they choose to go after 2 individuals who legit mind their business and aren’t a burden to anyone isn’t helping them

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks I don’t even know if “rattled” is a strong enough word! IMO the Sussexes’ trip to NYC was a game-changer. If there was anyone at the palace who might have had some lingering doubts that Harry and Meghan would succeed on their own, they got a loud wake up call last weekend.

        The wild applause and cheering when H&M walked out onto the stage in Central Park was deafening, and New Yorkers are a tough crowd to impress, but they were totally out of their minds with excitement. The governor wanted to meet them, ambassadors wanted to meet them…that weekend wiped away any remaining hopes that the smear campaign worked *at all* outside of their little bubble in the UK.

        I think after “The Sussexes Take NYC,” the palace is scared sh!tless of them 🥰

      • windyriver says:

        I’m curious how the meeting with the mayor and governor came about. I wonder if one of THEM requested it. H&M aren’t representing TQ anymore, it didn’t appear that get together had any particular substance (though the view from the observation deck is quite something) or relation to the the other meetings the Sussexes had scheduled. Two other women showed the Sussexes around the 9/11 plaza. I can see H&M’s team letting the mayor’s office know they would be in NYC, especially as security considerations would be involved, but otherwise, they didn’t particularly need to meet with them.

        It looked an awful lot like the mayor and governor specifically wanted a photo op with H&M. Isn’t that a kick in the teeth for the folks back home.

    • Over it says:

      The pure clear fact that Harry and Meghan are so damm good at the work they do has the British monarchy and it’s media lap dogs so scared that these people aren’t handling this well. They wish they could contain it and sprinkle it onto The keenbridges cause nothing they try is working and I believe more than anything, after this New York successful visit. They are truly and finally terrified that the end is very near as it’s over after Charles.

    • Lexistential says:

      ITA that the Palace and tabloids are super-rattled by the NYC trip. Hence this asinine and totally delusional column for the stupider masses who toe their lines, rely on them for critical thinking, and generally drink the Kool-Aid. But I don’t think the Palace or Wooton believe their own propaganda- they put it out there, but they know that Harry and Meghan are already substantial figures, and they will easily outdo Charles and William. I think they’re trying to get ahead of people realizing the Windsors actually do nothing, and meanwhile, they know that too.

    • February-Pisces says:

      The Keens were probably livid about the success of the nyc tour, while harry and Meghan don’t give af about what the dull twosome do.

      Also again with the role reversals, Dan saying that Keens gold dress has got the Sussex’s shook, lol, will they ever stop swapping them round. When all know who the shook ones were.

      Kate could wear a billion sequins and still wouldn’t have meghans shine.

  23. Jasper says:

    Wow. Just…wow! So, if Meghan hadn’t come on the scene Kate wouldn’t have wanted to do anything? She was forced to step forward and work? Ok.

    • Over it says:

      And yet, the golden coat hanger is still not working. She only continues to appear keen to work

    • Jaded says:

      Wootton’s in total b*tch mode with that article and the shade was magnificent. He’s damning her with faint praise.

      • Debbie says:

        I don’t know about that “shade” part. What if he just set out to praise Kate, but the reasons for genuine praise were so sparse that it seems weak and it just appears that he’s damning her with faint praise.

  24. Harper says:

    Obviously missing from this slop is a paragraph about how William is proud of his wife for being a bronze bombshell, or how it was obvious that he couldn’t keep his eyes off of his wife, or you could tell that the two were closer than ever. Even Wooten couldn’t make himself go there.

  25. Becks1 says:

    So this is typical Wootton in my mind – part unhinged, part anti-Meghan, and part shady.

    Yes, he sounds like a raving lunatic, talking about how Kate is changing the monarchy by wearing a gold sparkly dress.

    And yes he hates Meghan and that comes through loud and clear.

    But at the same time….he’s telling us that Kate has no personality, that Kate is competitive, that Kate knew she had to try to one-up Meghan, that Kate is copying Meghan, that Kate was DULL before, that Kate is a sister wife who just does what her husband says………those are all negative things.

    The part that made me laugh the most though was the part about how Vogue etc was battling for Kate on their cover (I doubt it, Vogue knows how that plays out) and how Kate’s appearance this week probably made Meghan uncomfortable. Um, probably not. Kate went to a movie premiere. Meghan met with American and world leaders and helped raise money for vaccines around the world. Meghan is doing just fine.

    • Eurydice says:

      Yes, I love the passive voice when talking about Kate – “an active decision was made to change her look…” Not that Kate made the decision, but some nebulous thing out of the ether decided to change her look. Contrasted with the active voice “the Duchess of Sussex changed the game.”

    • Seraphina says:

      I had to stop reading the article because he was so vile with what wrote about Meghan. The shade thrown at Kate did not go undetected, but damn does he have it out for Meghan.

      • MsIam says:

        Yeah, but he’s nobody, A legend in his own mind. He couldn’t even get eyeballs for a TV show in his own country.

      • Becks1 says:

        His hatred of Meghan is unreal. I don’t know if its racism, anti-Americanism, maybe a combination of the two, maybe he doesn’t like that she did the royal thing better than Kate, I don’t know. But its disturbing.

    • windyriver says:

      @Becks1 – it’s a little of a lot of things, but IMO its mostly about loss of control, and loss of the influence he was sure he was going to have. He was certain he was sitting pretty with his inside connections to KP and insider information – wasn’t he the one that told Harry he was going to break the news of their half in/half out proposal, which led to H&M putting up their own website to get ahead of the information and introduce it themselves?

      And look at him now. Completely shut out, like other tabloid media, from even getting a response from H&M’s media people. Even KP has no inside information, to pass along to him. His “quarry” are bigger than ever, playing in a global arena, and he’s left in the UK with no alternative but to try and make some hay out of a lazy couple with limited appeal.

      He, Piers, and Angela Levin make quite the group of angry and disturbed sycophants.

      • Becks1 says:

        @WindyRiver – that’s a good point and could explain part of why he seems to hate Meghan on a personal level like he does. He was promised leaks in exchange for sitting on a huge gossip story – William’s affair – and while he did get some big ones (you’re right, he was the one who broke Sussexit), the well has dried up. William can’t leak what he doesn’t know and I’m sure he doesn’t know ANYTHING.

        I think Dan is especially ticked bc while they knew about the concert, they didn’t know about any of the other meetings (which he would have known if they were working royals, even if just bc William told him), so he and the rest of the rota were caught completely off guard and now they’re ticked.

        So DW has to write this column about how perfect Kate is in comparison to Meghan bc that’s what his job is but he hates it because he’s not getting anything in return anymore.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Becks I also feel like, if lots of high-end magazines are clamoring for you to be on their covers, you’re probably secure enough with yourself that you don’t feel the need to tell the entire world how many high-end magazines are clamoring for you to be on their covers…it reminds me so much of something Trump would say.

  26. Snuffles says:

    Wow. That’s some alternative universe they’re living in. Where they believe that Brexit is working, there are no food, fuel or worker shortages and the Cambridge’s are winning their oneSided PR war. “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? You better say ME!”

  27. Jais says:

    Feel like he’s willfully rewriting history. The NY tour was a huge success and he knows it. But if he just writes that it was a failure over and over again then it will become true for his readers. The rota use this technique pretty often and it prob works on the people who only read the tabs.
    William is one of his readers and this article is probably designed to soothe his incandescentness; reading that the trip was a failure even though it is a lie prob keeps him from yelling at those around him.

    • Snuffles says:

      They can’t spin themselves out of this anymore than they can spin themselves out of their unfolding Brexit disaster.

  28. Phoenix says:

    She was cosplaying Jecca???

    • Lady D says:

      Check out Kate’s Vogue cover shoot. It was about 3-4 years ago.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      There’s a DM story from May 2, 2016 about the Vogue shoot. Jecca’s name & picture are in the story. Kate: The Art of Looking Natural or something like that.

  29. Loretta says:

    All this is mso embarassing

  30. Matthew says:

    the only people still hyping the NY trip are the British tabloids!

  31. Monette says:

    Meghan & Harry have their You could have had a bad b*tch tour. Meghan looks glamorous and stylish.
    The RR: Royals are not celebrities, fake eye lashes bad, contouring bad, stylish caped dresses bad, M&H are too Hollywood, bad bad bad.
    Meghan and Harry tour NY like the global supestars that they are.
    The RR publishes 1000 articles about H&M NY tour and at the same time why is everyone treating H&M like superstars??? She is just a former actress and he is not even a working royal anymore.
    Shit, Shit, shit!! We must do something. Give Kate a makeover, fast.
    Enters Golden Kate in an amazing dress with stupid hair and manic grin.
    The RR: fake eyelashes Good, contouring Good, cape Good, Kate is a superstar!!

    I rest my case.

  32. Harla says:

    Thanks for the great laugh this morning!!

  33. Seaflower says:

    Kate might want to be Sloan Ranger, but she never was or will be a real SR. SR is a term coined in the 70’s for people who come from upper middle and upper class and who lived mainly in Chealsea and to an extent Kennsington, who wore particular outfits associated with upper class breeding ie silk scarves, pearls etc. Diana was “deemed” by the press as the archetypal SR. Kate’s clothes for all their cosplay have never screamed (or whispered even) breeding.

    This is DW attempt to align her to Diana.

  34. swirlmamad says:

    Insert Michael Jordan “Get help — STOP IT” meme here.

    Dan Wooton, you are thoroughly and severely mentally unhinged. Your vile, jealous, and nasty obsession with our Madame Duchess is pathetic, tiresome, and completely embarrassing — for YOU. Someone muzzle this idiot STAT.

    • Britt says:

      No one takes Dan Wooten seriously and knows he’s obsessed with Meghan like the rest of them. If Dan was really somebody, GB news wouldn’t be tanking like it is. He needs to worry about GB news being shelved instead of Meghan.

  35. sunny says:

    Hahahahaha Be Blessed Dan. This perspective is just so delusional…

  36. Joanna says:

    Poor Meghan. I truly believe she just wanted to marry the love of her life. It is awful how he is talking about her. I’m glad she’s away from the Royal life. She won without even trying.

  37. Belli says:

    Wow. That is one unhinged rant but it is FASCINATING! Very very telling. And the epitome of “if I say it, that will make it so” journalism.

    There’s so much crammed in here I kind of want to go through it line by line with a red pen. From Kate’s “high stakes appearance” (going to a film premiere in a dress) to her “impactful” NI visit (she held a tarantula) to acknowledging that Kate felt the need to compete with Meghan…

    • The Duchess says:

      Yes, it is very telling. Has KP commissioned this thinking it would go down well, or has Dan gone rogue again? This should make Kate very embarrassed.

  38. Robyn says:

    The comparisons are just pathological at this point.

  39. WithTheAmerican says:

    Bob Mackie hanger showed up to a movie premiere and this frothing nutter thinks that’s charisma.

  40. Kiera says:

    Had anyone else seen that that the dress she wore is actually part of a capsule collection of dresses designed by Jenny Packham for Bond?!?

    Can someone tell me how that is not product placement/influencer level stuff? Which aren’t the RF “above” that style of stuff. And you know that if Meaghan had worn a dress from the collection they would have lost their minds, even more than they have.

    • TeamAwesome says:

      So Kate wore the “Goldfinger” dress? Zero chance it wasn’t a freebie product placement.

      • Kiera says:

        Exactly! I can’t believe there wasn’t some sort of coordination between Packham/Eon/and Kensington in this.

        Which aren’t they not supposed to take freebies or plug products, like celebrities and Instagram influencers.

        I don’t actually hate the idea, it’s a really good example of synergy but I hate that they won’t acknowledge it. Also they have been mad at Meghan for supposedly pushing products/business and have repeated TL said how undignified/unroyal it is. So which is it…

      • Lorelei says:

        @Kiera that’s so interesting! I didn’t know that about the Bond connection to Packham’s collection.

        If Meghan had worn it, they would still be screeching “MERCH! Meg is MERCHING!! How much was she paid for wearing that dress?! All she does is MERCH! Kate is WAY TOO REGAL to ever think of doing anything so gauche! Kate UNDERSTANDS ROYALTY!!” and tagging Jenny Packham’s account in all sorts of unhinged rants about “merching,” but since it was Kate, it’s all totally cool.

    • Nic919 says:

      I saw the collection in an Fb post today. That is definitely the same dress and it is once again product placement just like when she wore the new Federer shoes during the tennis event.

      And yet Meghan is the one always accused of merching.

    • JC says:

      I specifically looked today to see if anyone else has noticed that! I mean obvs all dresses worn to these kind of engagements are technically for sale, but this was borederline tacky merching (or at least what the press would call anyone else doing this).

      It’s bonkers – imagine the mayhem if anyone else (coughcough) stepped out in a dress that was being advertised on facebook! Honestly this is the stuff of reality tv-ers…. so on par for the Windsors I guess.

      • L4frimaire says:

        Had no idea but now it makes sense with the evening. Did anyone else wear gowns from that collection? So much as written about the gold dress, that honestly didn’t really focus on the coverage of the stars of the movie, apart from what was written on this site.

      • Lorelei says:

        @L4Frimaire, I wonder what the actors (and Charles & Camilla, for that matter) thought of this little stunt Kate pulled, because it really did result in most of the coverage being about Kate.

        This was a *huge* deal for them since it’s Daniel Craig’s last time playing Bond, and Kate purposely wore a dress that she knew would put the focus on her. Kate was the one on most of the front pages I saw the next day, not Daniel Craig. And she HAD to have known what she was doing with that dress.

        She probably knew it was wrong, but she could not resist after Meghan’s resounding success in NYC. It wasn’t just any movie premiere, it really was a special one for the cast, but alllll of the headlines were about Kate. The only headline I saw that even freaking mentioned Daniel Craig was when he told Kate she looked “jolly lovely.” He deserved a better sendoff at the London premiere, imo, and if MM had worn that exact dress to that exact event? They would have raised hell at how tacky and attention-grabbing and gauche both she and that dress were, how insensitive and insulting it was to the cast, etc. (and they would have been right!) But Kate can do no wrong.

        I know we don’t constantly want to be making comparisons, but the press created a situation in which I just can’t help it a lot of the time because of the raging hypocrisy.

  41. Over it says:

    Of course the entire institution is behind the do nothings. We saw how they contributed heavily then sat back and watch their entire country media drive a pregnant woman of color to almost ending her life and that of her child. We see how far they go to defend Kate from the most ridiculous things yet stayed perfectly silent about Archie being compared to a monkey.
    If Dan head gets lodged any further up the keens A, he will need an act of god to remove it.
    I don’t know what the British media is smoking. But from where I and the rest of the world sits, Kate is nothing but an empty headed. Stepford wife who has the biggest platform in the world but all she cares about is being a doormat and a button collector. Who is so damm obsessed with Meghan it probably keeps her up at night

  42. Haylie says:

    Whew, the delusion and desperation! No wonder GB News is tanking!

    Are we sure Dan Wooton isn’t Murky Meg?

    • February-Pisces says:

      I heard she got thrown in twitter jail and is having a meltdown. but I want to know how she got a blue tick account, unless she’s connected to something.

      • Nic919 says:

        I have seen discussion in the Twitter verse that it might have been another one of the haters who reported her to Twitter. Not that I feel bad for any of those hateful people turning in themselves.

      • Izzy says:

        I hope they permanently banned her skankass.

  43. OriginalLala says:

    Hahahahahaha that was some great satire there Wooten hahahaha. What drivel.

  44. Jan says:

    I read US Weekly unhinged story about how unhappy Harry is in the US without his old English friends.
    This story went to print before US realized that H&M would be in NYC, being their tactile selves.
    Swear 3 or 4 people cobble together the story, first Harry is giving up a fortune, then his friends swear he use to be the life of the party, and now all he is doing is staying home with the kids and Meghan.
    Neighbor said they’re very private and you don’t see them, still Harry is riding his bike around the neighborhood.
    The story is so disjointed, throwing everything against the wall to see what will stick.

    • LP says:

      Wasn’t it us weekly that kept saying Jennifer Anniston and Jennifer garner were constantly pregnant? Their print articles found in store aisle are junk like the National enquirer.
      I haven’t seen any of that make it online though unless I missed it.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Jan, yeah, how crazy of Harry to party a lot when he was younger, then settle down and prefer being at home more once he’s older, married, has young children, and is settling into a new house. Unheard of! 🙄

      • Amy Too says:

        So weird that he doesn’t travel all the way from California, USA to London, England in the middle of a travel-restricting pandemic to party with the people he used to hang out with 20 years ago when he was a single, teenage, public school kid! Super bizarre that he’s not hopping on an international flight every weekend, doing the several days worth of quarantine, risking getting himself stuck in the Uk if the US decides to restrict travel or Vice versa just so he can have a drink with the lads!

  45. Coco says:

    If an event or program that Meghan and Harry attend or plan doesn’t do well, they usually follow it up quickly with something else. People can see that they are working consistently, even if the content of one single activity is not always as successful as it could be. Kate and William work so little that it is easy to criticize them because an unsuccessful appearance can be separated by the next by months of inaction.

  46. AVEA says:

    It’s funny cause it doesn’t matter how much she tries, she’ll never be able to one up any of them cause she’s a blank slate;no character or anything interesting about her as a person. Truly what do we know about Kate? She loves her kids and she’s lazy?

    • Jessie Quinton says:

      She went to St Andrew’s to follow William. She waited like a doormat for years until her prince was given no option but to marry her. She loves buttons, eyeliner, wiglets, dead MIL cosplay and can’t dress for shit. Her favourite movie is Single White Female.

  47. Jessie Quinton says:

    There’s no petrol at the pumps, furlough assistance has ended, utilities assistance has ended, a cop has just been sent to jail for life of for killing a woman (Sarah Everard, who’s vigil Keen crashed for attention) and the Met advises women to stop drivers if they don’t trust male police officers, and no US trade deal in sight….

    They’re literally showing us something shiny to distract from the dire state the country is, never mind the monarchy! Typical Tory/Royal family distraction tactics!

  48. Nyro says:

    The woman kidnapped and skinned a poor frightened disco ball and wore it like Buffalo Bill yet they still can’t write about her without centering Meghan. At this point, I’m wondering what she has to do in order to not have Meghan as the main character in her media narrative. If she divorced William, it would still be all about Meghan. Doormat really is a background playerin her own life.

  49. Canadi-Anne says:

    “When she saw the lengths Meghan was going to in order to destabilise and unsettle the monarchy…a previously hidden determined streak emerged from Kate.”

    Translation: Kate has always been a mean girl but brought it into the open when a black woman joined the family.

  50. ABritGuest says:

    Dan likes to yank KP’s chain now and again so even when dragging Meghan to prop up Kate he has a dig by saying she was dowdy & that she upped her game to compete with Meghan/ is copying her. It’s like when he said that William knew all that happened behind the scenes & it was factor in breakdown of his relationship with Harry. Dan likes to needle KP that he knows the tea.

    So I’m taking from this screed & all the embiggening that the NYC visit was a massive success & the palace & press are shook. Remember some in the British press claimed the British Vogue that Meghan guest edited was a flop despite it being best selling in a decade & fastest selling edition ever. Most things are in reverse when British press report on H&M.

    For a decent take on the nyc trip read this https://thegrio.com/2021/09/30/prince-harry-meghan-royals-second-coming-diana/

    Also the references to Kate turning down offers from US mags shows that Kate/KP are actively angling for the cover of a US mag like Vogue, vanity fair, Harper’s bazaar. They want the fashion and and cultural buzz for Kate.

    My guess is for her 40th we’re gonna get a cover shoot with her most intimate interview/daring cover shoot ever – probably like those Diana& mario testino spread after Diana’s divorce. She might even discuss certain struggles with her role etc & will be applauded for it.

    Interesting that the rota aren’t put out by the Cambridges bypassing them to court US media eg William & Bloomberg for USAToday. Guess they can put aside their own interest as long as white supremacy is seen to win.

    • Becks1 says:

      The “Bank of Harry.” Love that. And its really true – the Windsors thought that all of Harry’s international goodwill and connections were due to his role as a Windsor and working royal, and it turns out, nope, it was due to Harry. He took the goodwill and connections with him, have fun royal family!

      @ABritGuest I do think we will get a cover for Kate’s birthday, maybe Vogue, but I feel like Anna Wintour would rather have Meghan. I don’t think Kate would ever give an interview though. The only interesting thing she could say would be “I’m leaving William.”

      • swirlmamad says:

        Exactly this. I literally don’t think she’s capable of saying anything compelling enough for a mag to publish as an interview. THAT’S the reason why she’s never on the front of magazines…..like hell mags are fighting to get her on the cover. 🙄

        @ABritGuest, that article was a great read! Such a breath of fresh air compared to Dan’s drivel.

      • ABritGuest says:

        Good point on interviews lol. I can them trying to get her to be more open as think some believe that’s why H&M are more appealing to the youth. But maybe instead of interview it will just be ‘daring’ photos- maybe at home or something with the journalist doing a profile on why she’s the best future queen ever lol.

        Next year the embiggening is gonna be on 100 with KATE& william turning 40 and the jubilee.

    • MsIam says:

      Thanks for the link, it was a good article.

      • JT says:

        Yes, a very good article. I loved the part where they mentioned that UN meetings and speaking with ambassadors was nothing new to Meghan. I especially loved how they write about Harry building connections for 20 years. It really highlights how dumb the royals were to let Harry go. No real firm would do such a thing.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Great read. Thank you for sharing.

    • goofpuff says:

      @ ABritGuest That is a great insightful article. Thanks for the link!

    • PrincessK says:

      An excellent article.

  51. ziaaa says:

    According to Wootton, leading US magazines are vying to get Keen on the cover and she is blatantly refusing them. Well People magazine, their go-to PR, just changed their latest Magazine cover from Cain and Unable to a story about a murderer on US soil…while the magazine’s current issue is in circulation. A MURDERER! The Keenbridges can’t even hold their ground in front of a barely known US sociopath. And yet major magazines are vying for their attention. The lies these racist Brit journos concoct….

    • LP says:

      I do think magazines are interested because they need “content” but I think most would rather have Meghan but would take Kate if willing because she’s a royal and they still draw interest.
      Just like Amazon prime and discovery plus took Charles and William. They need content to try and compete in a world dominated by Netflix.
      But nothing would compare to having Meghan and Harry. I remember reading that magazines wanted Meghan on the cover but BM and palace were in hysteria.

  52. mariahlee says:

    Now that Meg is no longer in the family, the comparisons don’t even make sense. Kate is going to be a queen when two people die, and Meghan is carving out the next phase of her professional/philanthropic life as an A-lister. They’re on completely different tracks, and nothing one does has any impact on the other. For whatever reason Kate seems to invite the comparisons though, and seems to get off on being hailed as the thinner, whiter, and more royal Meghan. It’s insidious.

    • Lulu says:

      She gets off on it because she literally has nothing else to offer the public. So she clings to whatever makes her feel superior, knowing full well that she is actually vastly inferior. I hate to use this kind of terminology when referring to human beings but she invites these sort of comparisons herself. This is the most insecure and incapable woman that ever lived. William really fucked up in his choice of spouse. And so did she. That marriage is making them both miserable and was always doomed.

      • swirlmamad says:

        In complete, total agreement on this. There’s really no other explanation for Kate’s actions these last 20 years. It’s succinct and blunt, but oh-so-true: “William really fucked up in his choice of spouse. And so did she.”

    • February-Pisces says:

      Keen seems determined to destroy Meghan at all costs because she thinks it will destroy the insecurity she feels about her, it won’t. It kills her and her miserable stans that harry is crazy hot for Meghan, but never fancied Kate. I mean it’s like she’s desperate for harry to wanna f*ck her.

      • Lulu says:

        You’re 100% correct. K can’t stand to not be the center of male attention at all times. In her mind, her looks landed her the FFK, so she simply can’t accept that not all men are enamored with her. After all, it’s the only thing she has ever been marginally admired for. The cognitive dissonance of the heir choosing her (despite his unfaithfulness) while the spare has ZERO interest is just too much for her ego to bear. I doubt she will ever admit to herself that her husband chose her and remains married because of her doormat ways. Her parents really failed in raising secure, strong individuals with anything tangible to contribute to society. What a shame. Kate had and continues to have all the opportunity to be so much more in this life. That is why I have no sympathy for her precarious position.

  53. MsIam says:

    The only “flop” around here is your TV show and channel, Dan. Anyway, these folks know Meghan and Harry have moved to another level and they are shook. They are desperately afraid that the Sussexes have left the family behind permanently and are never coming back.

    • Lady D says:

      …but they’re not. Why is it that citizens of every country on the planet laugh when they hear, M&H are moving back to the UK, except England who actually believe it. The delusion the fans of W&K live under is more than a little scary.

  54. Zapp Brannigan says:

    “I agree with Kate’s allies who have no doubt she will soon be regarded as one of the most iconic women in the world”

    Delusional, absolutely delusional. The great iconic women of the world become so by doing something, not by just claiming to be iconic. This is offensive to so many women who live their lives helping their communities, by working hard, by making personal sacrifices to do the best they can for their families. Kate is not unstoppable, if William ever gets around to divorcing her would we really hear about her great acts of charity, or her work in the community or would it be press releases from Middleton Manor telling us about her afternoon at tennis/polo/yatching/shopping. People should be offended by this nonsense.

    • Nic919 says:

      Of she even makes it to consort, she is going to be one of the forgettable ones. Who but history majors know the name of Edward VII’s wife, or even George V?

  55. Shawna says:

    What I’m about to suggest give Dan much more credit than he deserves, probably. Racism and cash are enough to explain the hysteria. But here goes: what if he was at first ashamed of what the Keenbridges wanted from him, but he felt he had no choice but to pick sides to keep his career going. So he feeds the public their PR until the hysterical energy behind his original shame was targeted at the Sussexes and he gradually convinced himself of his own lies/hype. But the shame is still there, leading him to write double-edged pieces.

    • Sid says:

      Read up on Dan Wooten’s history of attacking and bullying high profile women. The man has no shame.

    • Jais says:

      Maybe? But DW just seems pretty shameless. I think he likes the control. He knows stuff about Will and Kate and in exchange for not spilling their secrets, he can write this stuff that is complimentary on the surface but also shady AF.

    • Mimi says:

      Dan Rotten has been problematic for years, long before he dipped his toe into royal reporting. He has always been like this. He stopped experiencing normal human emotions like shame a long time ago.

  56. Midnight@theOasis says:

    What kind of drugs is Wooten tripping on? That is some serious fantasy crap he wrote. I’m just flabbergasted by what I just read. I vacillate between laughter and bewilderment. What is wrong with those people? Talk about letting someone live rent free inside your head. Why don’t they just keep the Sussexes names out of their mouths and focus on their Royals. H&M left the building, are living their best lives and don’t give 2 thoughts about what’s happening in England.

  57. BeanieBean says:

    My jaw dropped open over & over again at reading Wootton’s fictional drivel. Drivelly fiction? Whatever. Absolutely astounding piece of birdcage liner.

  58. Amanda says:

    I don’t see at all where she is copying Meghan though. Even the eyebrows are a totally different shape.

    • LP says:

      Her whole style has changed. We haven’t seen a coat dress anywhere. She never wore pants before Meghan came along now that’s all she wears

    • Becks1 says:

      It’s not in every appearance, sometimes she’s still the old Kate, but pantsuits? Flowy loose trousers with heels and a slim shirt and a blazer? Those are the kinds of basic looks we NEVER saw from Kate before Meghan came around.

      If you wore what Kate was wearing in NI, I don’t think anyone would accuse you of copying Meghan. But for Kate, yeah, that’s a big difference from her usual.

    • sparky says:

      Also Kate went from ALWAYS carrying a clutch to frequently sporting a small purse with a handle. This only happened after Meghan arrived and sported purses on outings.

  59. Izzy says:

    I had no idea Damn Rotten could transmit his stories back to HQ from an alternate universe. NO IDEA.

  60. Dee says:

    “You see, Kate was dull on purpose. It’s all part of the plan.” She had a hidden “determined streak” that we haven’t seen since she was chasing Bill. LMAO

  61. Mina_Esq says:

    Yeah, flashing her knickers everywhere she went was a sure way to stay low-key and out of tabloids lol Do these people have collective amnesia of the BM period?

  62. Lizzie says:

    Trying to counter Tatler headline; The Duchess of Sussex turns up the street style-chic for New York trip.
    A few quotes. ‘For New York, Meghan seems to have continued this new fashion-forward look, perhaps becoming a street style maven instead of a British brand champion. ‘
    ‘The true fashion moment, though, came the next day. Heading to Harlem for chicken and waffles at the famous Melba’s restaurant (a first for Prince Harry), Markle bought the fashion crowd to their knees in a boxy Loro Piana look consisting of a burgundy oversized jacket, rolled up sleeves, matching trousers and towering Manolos. Her jewellery was also a big hit; bracelets from Cartier and Jennifer Meyer, a gold Birk’s ring and Princess Diana’s Cartier tank watch. Chic.’

    It’s only these rags who think outrageous lies sway anyone.

  63. A says:

    The whole line about wearing purple pant suits that are favoured by powerful US women politicians…um, I don’t know what the heck Dan Wootton is trying to say here, but the truth is, this comparison is not really going to play well with the frothing at the mouth racists who read British tabloids. If there’s one thing they hate more than Meghan Markle and factual histories of British imperialism, it’s female politicians in the US who wear pantsuits. So uh, whatever he was getting at with this, it’s really not a flattering to Kate at all.

  64. Athena says:

    Is it Nancy Pelosi? Is Pelosi powerful because she wears pant suits or does she wear pantsuits because she’s powerful? When I saw that suit I thought it looked familiar, then realized I had a similar on in grey back in the late 80s early 90s. (Jones of NY)

    Daily Beast picked up on the article, but added some smack talk about Charles. The Daily Beast article is also a head shaker.

    It also sounds like Kate now wants a magazine cover, just like a certain Madame Duchess.

  65. one of the Marys says:

    This is a master class in propaganda, just breath taking to read.
    If competition gets the Cambridges to do more then bring it on, get them out of their comfort zone. They have screwed themselves for life, they will never be free of comparisons to the Sussex
    I’m really really enjoying watching the Cambridges squirm, they brought it on themselves

  66. Rapunzel says:

    Okay, so y’all remember the exclusive pic The Sun had of the Keens with the kids eating burgers?

    Well I went back to that linked article and guess what? The pic was removed! Did W&K complain? Why? Could it be because the pic visually showed how the happy family narrative is bunk? Methinks so.

    I’m honestly wondering if that’s why we’ve not seen any Cambridge photos from James’ wedding in France: maybe Will looks too pissed off.

    What I’m saying is I think he has set up this shady article with Wooten. Groundwork is being laid for the inevitable smear campaign. Kate will be toast, most likely.

    I also wonder if there isn’t shade re: Kate’s look in here. I wonder if Wills liked her dress or if he passive aggressively mocked her all evening, like with the purple suit and the tarantula.

    • Becks1 says:

      Oooh they took the picture down?? If so it was most likely because KP complained, but KP only complained once they realized they didn’t like the pic. No way would the Sun run a picture of the kids like that, especially where you can clearly see Charlotte’s face, without permission.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Becks- I was thinking Will didn’t like how angry he looked because it countered the narrative and people noticed.

        Like he agreed to the pic but then saw people commenting that it didn’t look like a laughing, happy family and so had it taken down.

      • L4frimaire says:

        I think a lot of people thought the image was both manipulative and exploitative of their children. It was not a good look and so obvious and attention whoring. Whoever signed off on it is an idiot. At least they had the sense to finally remove it.

    • Amelia says:

      If they’re so mad about that pic than surely they should be requesting removal of the smiggle trip and Gary Janetti’s paedophilic cartoon? The latter is way may damaging to the kids than a photo snapped at a pub?

    • Nic919 says:

      There is a picture taken by someone inside Royal Albert Hall at the premiere and you can see that William is standing very far away from Kate, who is standing closer to Charles and Camilla. Not much different than the distance in the euro final but with no George in the middle.

  67. kelleybelle says:

    Not a single shot of William looking at Kate, not at all. But plenty of Kate wistfully looking at William? As usual …

  68. February-Pisces says:

    Lol, thanks dan for revealing exactly what Kate’s intentions really were, to one up Meghan. Kate always has a way of revealing exactly what her true insecurities and desires are during her embiggening pieces.

    In Kate’s world she’s the star, Meghan is jealous, she is the wife harry always wanted, her sister is also jealous, she’s the linchpin of the monarchy, all the boys at school fancied her, he husband is in love with her and she’s the greatest woman who ever lived and she dazzles and has found her voice. Yeah Sorry kate, no one is buying what your selling.

    I said that Kate’s dress failed because she doesn’t have the wow factor to pull it off. The ‘person’ should shine in the dress, but it was the dress that stood out alone. Also it really showed her desperation to get some attention, clearly influenced by meghans success nyc tour. Kate really needs to wear a million sequins to ‘dazzle’, whilst Meghan shines in a simple white dress.

    • L4Frimaire says:

      I really loved how Meghan looked in that white dress. It’s a simple silhouette but it’s definitely her style, she looked confident and relaxed in it, and hair, makeup and shoes looked great. Also, the beading detail was fairly simple but the way the light caught on it made it more interesting.

  69. L4frimaire says:

    This article reads like a stream of consciousness. A dull, petty, vindictive one, but still. Wow they really are shook by this “ disastrous “ NY trip. The Sussexes trip to NYC was definitely disastrous for the royals on Salt Island. They really don’t know how to respond to it. It’s not like they can go after the deputy Secretary General of the UN, or even the mayor because those public figures have legitimate news outlets that deal with them. Like if DeBlasio gets in a dust up with the head of the MTA, are they going to blame it on him meeting with the Sussexes. It’s so desperate when they bring in Dan Rotten to write his bitchy screeds. Yes, Kate has been copying Meghan for years, down to her shoes, and it’s become so obvious, so Wooten is trying to spin it. That gold trophy dress she wore the other night was to knock the Sussexes off the front page, but it also succeeded in overshadowing the actual film premier. Also, the last thing those in Montecito are worrying about is what the court circular or whatever the royal schedule is looking like. I swear this guy is on poppers when he’s writing these articles.

    • Tessa says:

      she missed out though because the Sussexes had finished their NY tour by the time Kate stepped out in the gold dress. And I also don’t get that she was not criticized for “overshadowing” Charles and Camilla.

  70. lanne says:

    Does this rabid stan think that he’s making the objects of his affection look good? This dude is nuts. I would not want him caping for me. I think he’s the one SWFing the Cambridges. Do you think he pretends to be William or Kate in his LARPing? I can only imagine the “conversations” he has with Harry and Meghan while pretending to be William and Kate (my guess is that he plays both roles, and has a gold kimono that he’ll wear the next time he plays Kate).

  71. Margaret says:

    Was the pant/trouser suit purple or fusha?. The dress was see though, not classy but flashy. To compare work wardrobe with Hollywood ott attire showed desperation.
    Now coming up will be helicopter will, the eco warrior, program. Awaiting count on helicopter trips,, private jet use, for the last two years.. will it be labeled preaching, hypocrisy, and will there be any backlash to the lamebridges, or even charlie.

  72. AmelieOriginal says:

    These excerpts are hilarious, from flat out lying about the reception of the Sussex’s trip to NYC to admitting Kate was super lazy and that Meghan lit a fire under her butt since she made Kate look bad for doing nothing. Kate wears one glamorous dress to a film premiere and looks pretty great and she is praised to high heaven for… looking beautiful lol. And somehow this translates to her being the keen savior of the monarchy.

  73. christina says:

    She looks great!

  74. Amelia says:

    Is that why KP are looking for someone with “wardrobe management experience” on their job posting for a PA role? So that she can continue to get infantilised for cosplaying her deceased MIL and warrior SIL? Oh and look at the Person Spec “The household believes that the diversity of modern society is its greatest asset” how nice.

  75. Jay says:

    Dan accidentally posting from his Cambridge fanfic account, as usual. At least it’s a good laugh on a Friday!

    This is the latest version of NOW, she’s really coming in to her own. Confident Kate! Those nearly two decades of training are sure to pay off, right? She’ll be able to hold a conversation with a member of the public now? She’ll work now? They keep hoping if they say it enough times, it’ll eventually be true.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Jay, Kate has been “coming into her own” at least once a week for the past ten years 😂

    • Tessa says:

      I don’t get how coming into one’s own involves dressing up to go to a movie premiere.

  76. Layla says:

    Guys you all have to read Mic Wright’s appropriately-titled : The princess and the Potato about this specific aRtIcAl. Snooty Wootty’s writing is described as “someone [who] threw Alphabetti spaghetti on the side of the fridge” 😂
    But this is my most favourite piece
    “ Wootton tries to persuade us a rather unremarkable woman — elevated to celebrity by marriage to a former royal heartthrob who increasingly resembles a novelty painted egg — is, in fact, a “rockstar”.”
    Novelty-painted egg😂

    Edit: just found out that this piece of trash was written at a convenient time after it’s revealed that Epstein’s estate agree to hand ove confidential information regarding the Peadophile

  77. Bettyrose says:

    Gawd I’d copy Meghan if I could. I already have a hot ginger husband though so she copied me on that. But I’d love to put on killer fashions and meet with influential people on the causes that matter to me.

  78. Jaded says:

    One bit of shade I thought was interesting was his use of the term “Kate’s allies”. Why wouldn’t he have said “friends”? Because he knows she doesn’t really have any. The dictionary defines allies, when used as a noun, as “a state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose”, for example “debate continued among NATO allies”. So in a sense he’s viewing her as someone who aligns strategically with people rather than cultivating actual friendships. Kinda says it all doesn’t it…

  79. Noor says:

    After taking 66 days vacation leave, Kate is on overdrive. Its overkill and overdone for a film premiere.

    A glittering sheer sequined gold dress complete with a cape for a James Bond movie.
    What could be more passe!!
    So Hollywood diva, a celebrity not a royal.

    And did you hear that William’s shoes cost 400 English pounds, a pair of Arthur Sleep Black cashmere shoes. Handmade. So dandy, so extravagant!!

  80. Gk says:

    Not a fan of either woman. 1. Both have occasional great outfits but neither are consistently above average clothing wise. IMO M fashion choices in England allowed for K to follow and wear pants. 2. I don’t think what K does drives M/H, it’s the nature of monarchy, power and influence, IMO they are concerned with William and Charles actions but not with Kate/ Camilla/ Edward/ Sophie. 3. The NY trip went well. 4. H/M are in California, and now attractive, glam, philanthropist celebs like Angelina Jolie, why does the monarchy/ their press minions care so much , it reflects poorly on them . They need someone with common sense to tell them to focus on continuing the monarchy not on California runaways. Not that I think monarchy should continue it shouldn’t but it’s what the royal family wants as it’s best for them. They just can’t see the forest for the trees.

  81. Charm says:

    I thought CB had seen the pre-photoshopped images of kHatia where her bony chest, flat breasts, strings in her neck and a scary hole in her throat were all alarmingly exposed.

    • windyriver says:

      This comment is really unnecessary. It’s the kind of body shaming people on this site have for some time advocated AGAINST doing. No matter if it’s Kate and there’s otherwise valid reasons to be critical of her, it’s a step too far.

  82. vesper nite says:

    This almost reads as satire! Honestly!! Give me a freaking break. She did copy Meghan and she did so poorly. Meghan has done the cape dress what 2-3 times and always looked divine. Then Kate does it and of course she couldn’t cover it in buttons, so she sequined vomited all over it! She looked like a dejected Solid Gold dancer! Just ridiculous.

  83. Abby says:

    He is so unhinged. I can’t believe this is suppose to be journalism. Such made up crap.

    But this is not actually flattering toward Kate, at all…

  84. Agreatreckoning says:

    No, it really isn’t flattering to Kate, which makes me kind of appreciate it in all the unhinged gloriousness of it all. He is not nice to Meghan. The best is that he kind of acknowledges that Meghan is someone Kate does copy and it took Meghan being around to get Kate’s a$$ to do something. But, we knew that. Meghan had a solo project pretty much completed (cookbook) and the launch party was just days away when Camp Keen announced her first ever solo project.

    • Jais says:

      He does criticize Meghan in that he says she had some grand plan to destabilize the monarchy, which is simply vile and not accurate by any means. There is truth though in that Meghan indirectly destabilized the monarchy. The monarchy lost their minds and destabilized themselves just because she breathed and existed. Even while criticizing her, he’s giving her a lot of power, which is something he is probably jealous of and wants for himself. Meghan did not destabilize the monarchy. They did that themselves in reaction to her but DW is changing the agency bc he’s a misogynist. But there is something funny in how absolutely unhinged he is, funny, sad, and grotesque.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        He is working hard on the revisionist history. Meghan took her duties & charity work seriously. And made an impact with her patronages and helped portray the BRF in a better light while being a working royal. I guess Kate’s patronages that have closed weren’t close to her heart. That was the impact she had on them.

        Right, Meghan didn’t go to any lengths to destabilize the monarchy. KP, W&K, Jason Knauf, Wootton, courtiers and all the others went to great lengths in the smear campaign & false bullying allegations against Meghan. They want people to forget that. I won’t. Along with Kate’s face and unroyal like behavior at the 2020 Commonwealth Service.

  85. Deering24 says:

    “Every major US fashion magazine, including Meghan’s favourites…are battling to get Kate for a cover shoot, although she is so far refusing the offer …”


  86. Monica says:

    The column Conquest of the Useless has a satisfying takedown of Wootton and his pathetic Kate-embiggening attempts. (Story start about halfway down the page.)

    • Harla says:

      Omg! I spit ice tea all over my phone reading this article!! Thanks for sharing it Monica!! “ A novelty painted egg” will stay with me forever 😁😁

    • Greywacke says:

      I love the tweet he shows from XXXTACYMOM about Wooten: “It’s like Perez Hilton and Ann Coulter had a terrible baby together.” 😂

    • Lorelei says:

      Oh my god that was hilarious! Thank you for posting the link! That guy is spot on.

  87. Murphy says:

    Kate isn’t going to be the next Queen.

  88. canichangemyname? says:

    I honestly don’t see it in any real way, and as little as I try to pay attention to the personal aspects of Meghan or Kate, I do love to look at their fashion. I generally like Meghan’s fashion more, it’s more “me,” but I don’t ever see the comparisons between her and Diana (who I never found particularly my style fashion-wise, nor Kate usually, I just don’t see similarities between the two) or her and Meghan.
    That being said, I wouldn’t doubt that here and there if she see something that Meghan wears and likes it that she might copy it. Hell, I do that all the time from coworkers, celebrities, any time I see a look I like that I think could work for me.
    I just don’t get the comparisons. All three (Diana, Meghan, and Kate) have/had different styles and different body types (and in Diana’s case, lived in a different time).
    Kate does love theme-dressing, but I can’t be mad at that lol.
    BTW does anyone have a link to the capsule wardrobe Meghan helped create? I LOVE capsule wardrobe concept and was excited about that, but wasn’t able to find it at the time but if someone can direct me and it’s still available, I’d love it and name my next child after you LOL

  89. The Recluse says:

    I feel like I need a dose of ipecac after reading his bile.

  90. Eulalia says:

    Well, well, well. Looks who’s finally stated the obvious.

  91. Well Wisher says:

    It needs to be repeated “No one can be a better version of Meghan than Meghan”

    ” No one could’ve been a better Princess Diana than Princess Diana”.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the best decision when they left the UK. They were not exiled, since the UK is no longer an empire and motherland. It is looking more like a colony, a badly run one, like at least 100 years ago. One can debate the idea of progress, but the reality is and I quote ex-Prime Minister John Major-
    “Complacency and nostalgia are the route to national decline.”
    “We are no longer a great power. We never will be so again. In a world of nearly 8 billion people, well under 1% are British.
    We are a top second rank power.”

    This is where Kate and her comparative competition as a coping mechanism maybe the antidote for some members of the British Media.
    But, more importantly, why is this encouraged in certain areas?
    Simply, to be a distraction to the reality of an ill advised “Brexshit” that increased the Misery Index.
    Thus there is a recognition for the need to create a system which uses said distraction to manufacture consent (democracy matters) : that require illusions in order to maintain control/hierarchy in post Brexshit.
    This solution – “Kate the perfect English Princess, who will be Queen, (an incorrect assertion), instead of Queen Consort.
    Brimming with feelings of inferiority, and envy, Kate is up and ready to embrace the one-woman competition.
    Surely she will be declared the winner. Wootton confirmed what many observed.
    They (the Fail) ,seem to think that it will be unnoticed if they try to continue to pretend that their opinion matter, and vital than Meghan’s self- validation.
    Although Meghan’s humanity is dismissed by these clowns, they cannot ignore her style, intelligence and beauty so they embraced that a woman, who had a beautiful dress that wore her, is the winner in the competition.
    Had the beautiful dress worn by a statuesque woman with the minimum of fuss in terms of jewellery and makeup with a simple hairstyle, it would have been considered the best, instead that honour went to Lea Seydoux , who was among the best dressed women at the premiere.
    Instead the tabloid attention went to its misuse as a Christmas tree while it wore its owner, Kate.

  92. Lane says:

    Who grins like that all the time? Is she really that happy? And look at William with that frequent frown. Those two are fake, fake, fake.

    • canichangemyname says:

      She … smiles at public events? And … that’s bad? Some of you REALLY reach just as far as the BM LOL It gets pretty hyperbolic at times.

  93. Janice Hill says:

    Dan Wootton is on another planet with this one.

  94. Rise & Shine says:

    Yeah I agree all, the double standards being applied here are so shockingly not only appalling, but so glaringly obvious at this point it is absurd and twisted indeed. Yikes, way too much hypocrisy in this world today.

  95. Tessa says:

    All the “praise” of Kate for stepping out on a red carpet in a glittery dress (see through at the legs), and all the comments of her being a Bond Girl and this is a big “Step Forward.” I am not getting this, since the Sussexes were criticized for being too involved with “show business” yet Kate is there right in the middle of it. And she really did not accomplish anything, it was about her going to be at a Movie Premiere.

  96. FrodoOrOdo says:

    I so admire Kate’s bravery.

    I too would be nervous to wear a sparkly dress and 10lbs of fake hair to go watch a movie. Can you imagine if she spilled her icee? Or forgot she was wearing the dress and wiped her buttery popcorn fingers on it?

    Every time I see pictures of Kate I wonder what Queen Letizia would have worn in the same circumstances.

  97. Andie says:

    The eyebrows were on trend about 5 years ago. The blocky edges and defined microblade-esqe strokes.

  98. Went over to D Listed and wow, they really don’t like you guys and think you’re mad Kate looks glamorous.

  99. Cottage Cat says:

    Never, ever underestimate the Middletons’ ruthless ambition for the Throne. Uncle Gary is paying for it all. God help Carole when he wants a return on his “investment”

  100. Jewel says:

    I am hard pressed to find an article about Kate that is not undercover really all about Meghan. No one can even write a fluff piece about Kate without getting bored and inserting Meghan’s name.

  101. Bec says:

    What Harry understands and William refuses to acknowledge is that royals in the 21st century are above all *celebrities*. The fact that in 2021 he and Kate and his family are still trying to pretend they are of interest to the public purely because they’re royals, vs. celebrities, is behind all of this… Harry was just the one willing to say it out loud.

    Children are equally excited by a celebrity footballer or children’s program host visiting their classroom as a prince/princess. Their appeal is not the fact they “rule” the country, but that they live in a beautiful palace and as people, are usually only visible through a television.

    This article sounds to me like Wootten is perhaps frustrated with Will and Kate, and trying to get them to wake up to the reality that their desperate need to be more popular than the Sussex’s is visible to the entire world, and not reflecting well on them as future King and Queen-consort.