Prince William & Kate will do five events in Glasgow at the COP26 conference

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Queen Elizabeth’s health issues resulted in one good thing: everybody’s talking about COP26, the UN climate conference in Glasgow, which will begin on Monday, November 1st. Royal aides were fussing about whether the Queen would attend the conference for days after her hospitalization, but this week Buckingham Palace finally cancelled her appearance. What’s interesting is that the five major “senior royals” were always supposed to attend: the Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Even in the Queen’s absence, surely Chaz, Cam, Bill and Cathy are good enough?

Well, thankfully those four are still attending, although who knows if Kate will have time to plan out some button-and-tartan ensembles considering the Cambridge family is STILL on vacation. In their absence, Kensington Palace went ahead and informed the royal rota when and where the Keens will turn up in Glasgow.

Five engagements and at least two of those engagements are “receptions.” The reception for Earthshot should be yet another vanity exercise for Baldemort. Maybe he’ll give some special black-and-white behind-the-scenes photos of himself to People Magazine again. The SMI is the Sustainable Markets Initiative, which is one of Charles’ big causes. So basically, Bill and Wiglet are tagging along on one of Charles’ events.

I’m really curious if William and Kate are going to fly into Glasgow straight from their vacation? Probably not, right? I would imagine they’ll fly back through Heathrow on Saturday or Sunday, drop the kids off in Bucklebury with Carole and then fly up to Glasgow Sunday night.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Scotland - Day Six

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  1. L84Tea says:

    Is it bad that I’m looking forward to this just to see how many ways Will and Kate can screw things up and embarrass themselves?

    • Seraphina says:

      Took the words right out of my mouth. I am here for it. Let’s see what a decade of “grooming” Kate has produced. I am also here to see all the tartan. Perfect season for it.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Their cheerleaders in the UK press don’t care. The embiggening will simply go into overdrive and every excuse sought. We have a FK and FFK who did not speak when literal sh&&t is being dumped in rivers in the UK and the whole world knows that. Earthsh&&t was a fop in the UK too. As figureheads they can’t even do the bare minimum.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      @L84Tea, nope, not wrong. Looking forward to who I see as Clark Griswold’s Cousin Eddie & his wife, coincidentally named Catherine, can muck this up. Difference being that Cousin Eddie & his wife love each other and have hearts.

      Is it typical that their itinerary for a long planned event like this are announced so close to the date of the event instead of much sooner?

  2. L84Tea says:

    Expect lots of tartan!

  3. Elizabeth Regina says:

    That’s unfair. She was never considered functional.

  4. LP says:

    I really hope people ignore these two esp Sussex supporters. Don’t outrage tweet and engage them into relevance especially because it’s what they are looking for right now.

    • Chloe says:

      I agree. I mean we are all annoyed at the hypocrisy and even more at the lack of people calling it out, while they seem to have plenty of heat for the sussexes. But negative engagements is still engagement and it will only do this lot favours.

      • LP says:

        @simone @ Chloe
        Yup. It pays in 2021 to be a troll and get engagement as we see with the likes of P*ers. The more your name is out there the better even if it’s negative.
        Apathy is the worst for people who crave attention or need to sell a product

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I was proud of Sussex supporters who didn’t fall for the Earthcrap hype. The woeful numbers and lack of engagement was a sight to behold. If only their own fans gave them the attention that matches the hate they give the Sussexes.

      • HeatherC says:

        I loved watching the megxit trolls lose their mind at SS lack of engagement for anything William. Some went so far to say (in the wake of Bouzy’s report) that ignoring earthsh!t was a calculated and organized form of bullying. I love it when they stay mad with salty white tears.

        Margaritas on me.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        That is really, really funny. William was being bullied because his Earthsh!t ceremony was being ignored on social media.LOLZ Those trolls must suffer from some serious headaches.

      • Feeshalori says:

        They must also ache in every part of their bodies for all the convoluted knots they tie themselves into.

  5. The Duchess says:

    Interesting that Kate is being left out on the meeting with world leaders. William still can’t trust his wife of 10 years to act like an ordinary human being on the world stage. Bwahahahaha.

    • Chloe says:

      I honestly believe he can’t stand her.

      • Lizzie says:

        Honestly does anyone in the royal family like her?

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Chloe – I think that feeling is mutual between the Keens.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Lizzie I honestly don’t think so. She burned her bridges with the York princesses years ago; I think Sophie’s affection towards her is all performative and just about helping Sophie, and if you were Anne would you have any use for her? I can’t see Zara really getting along with her. For a while it seemed that she and Autumn Phillips were friendly, but of course she’s out now.

        Interestingly to me, minus the Yorks, it seemed that Kate did get along with more of the royals 10 years ago, there are pictures of her laughing with some of them, looking relaxed – I bet after her marriage and having kids Kate got a huge ego boost and the result is that the Queen refuses to do more than barely acknowledge her in public (see: arrival in Windsor after Pandemic Express.) Plus if she was one of the leaders in driving Meghan and Harry out – you know the family knows that and the family that liked Meghan and loved Harry, like the Queen and Eugenie, probably don’t appreciate that.

      • Chloe says:

        @Lizzie i think zara probably likes her. But that is about it. Sophie likes her because she’s going to be queen consort and it could help her in the future. Other than that i don’t think anybody really cares for her and I actually think the queen thinks she’s pretty useless. It’s clear that she and the york sisters don’t get on, people Meghan is apparently close to.

        I think that this is also why kate couldn’t stand meghan. Probably because she “took” harry, the only person that made an effort with kate (like a good brother in law would do) plus the fact that the queen seemed to get on with meghan so much better. Never forget that M had her first solo engagement with Her Majesty before Kate did.

      • Sofia says:

        @Becks1: I remember reading that Zara and Kate get along? In some ways at least. And that might be because William is close to Zara. Isn’t she godmother to George? I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s liked by Zara (and Mike). But not much by anyone else in the family.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Sofia – this is just based on my impressions in photographs lol, but I think Zara and William are close. Zara’s life is horses, I can’t see that really being Kate’s thing, and Zara also strikes me as someone who is probably amused by the obsessed with titles and HRH and precedence, since she has had a very nice privileged pampered life without a title or HRH, although to be clear I do think she is a massive snob. She is one of George’s godparents but again I think that’s bc of William. William is a godfather to Mia I believe, Harry is a godfather to Lena. IDK, that’s just my impression.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      She couldn’t even read a welcome sentence to Jill Biden. Even acting as the doting wife is beyond her range from recent photos.

      • Lorelei says:

        @ElizabethRegina, slight correction to your comment: “She couldn’t even read a welcome sentence to Jill Biden EVEN WITH NOTES RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER.”

      • Merricat says:

        It is incredible that she wasted Dr. Biden’s time like that.

      • Nyro says:

        The teacher jumped out in Dr. Jill’s reaction to Kate’s horrendous “introduction”. She was like, “Ok, I’m going to have to get the parents in here and make a plan, because this one is going to need a LOT of extra help”. 😂😂

    • Rapunzel says:

      So…if I’m reading this tweet from Omid correctly, it doesn’t actually sound like 5 events for the Cambridges.

      Nov. 1- 3 receptions, at most, for the Cambridges.

      Nov 2- William alone attends meeting with Earthshot winners and global leaders.

      This is max 3 events for both Cambridges and 4 for William. It sounds like they’ll only be there 2 days? This a pathetic schedule for this conference from them- it’s like they’re only there for the parties. So much for being passionate about the issue, Willyboy.

      • Becks1 says:

        He says some events are embargoed, so I’m assuming one or two are embargoed, and then the three receptions and the reception for Earthshot.

        It really does sound like they are there for the parties.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Becks- See now I’m unclear: does embargoed mean the press knows nothing at all about the event, or is it just that they can’t attend?

        I was thinking the latter, but I guess the former makes more sense.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think embargoed means the press knows about it and can attend but it is not announced to the public. Like their visits to NI are always embargoed but the press is always there. so I think when Omid said 5 events he’s including the embargoed events, he probably knows what they are.

        I think at any rate, lol. Who knows with these people sometimes.

      • Nic919 says:

        The embargoed event is likely a school event which would bring up William’s total to 5.

        I guess we will see if they are both tanned the same or if it’s just her.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Becks- no, your right about what embargoed means. I just haven’t had my coffee this morning.

      • Nyro says:

        I can’t wait for the day both the Sussexes and the Cambridges attend a major event like this at the same time. While PWT and Mumbles are acting as Britain’s version of Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the various cocktail parties and receptions, Meghan and Harry will be in the actual meetings with the power players, making real impactful decisions. That’s a day I look forward to.

      • Isabella says:

        It’s embarrassing that William doesn’t want his wife there. Normally, you would want your spouse to share in the experience–and the spouse would feel proud and happy. I can’t imagine Harry icing Meghan out.

    • Andrea says:

      Let’s be real. She would just be eyeing up Justin Trudeau the entire time, like she has done in the past (i don’t blame her, but it IS telling that she is desperate for anything other than Wandering Willy).

  6. Over it says:

    I will be looking for Caribbean sun tan lines.

    • HeatherC says:

      Definitely look for them a few weeks after. Poor sausages will be tuckered out and will desperately need a vacation somewhere sunny and expensive.

  7. Harper says:

    Receptions sound like late afternoon/evening affairs, so they will probably take their private plane up on Monday. This sounds like more Earthshot PR for Burger King. We can have a good time assessing their tans and body language. Will they try the PDA again?

  8. Sofia says:

    5 engagements?!?!? Will they be able to cope with such strenuous demands?!?!? I hope the Top CEO doesn’t become too exhausted! They might need another holiday!!! /sarcasm

    On a serious note, I bet after COP26, they don’t show up for another week. It’s a pattern with them: do a bunch of engagements to make it seem like you do so much but then disappear for a week, maybe even longer.

  9. blackfemmebot says:

    I’m happy that the Earthshot winners will get some facetime with world leaders, hopefully this will draw greater attention to their hard work because lord knows Baldimort doesn’t really care.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      The winners should have received the press and interviews that Baldimort of Keenington Palace snagged for himself. The centering was beyond selfish and very short sighted.

      • ShazBot says:

        Yes, it’s nice that they are getting some face time.
        And also yes, the fact that Earthshot is all about William tells you all you need to know about his motivations and the level to which he actually cares about the environment.

  10. OriginalLala says:

    5 engagements?! they’ll have to go on vacation for 6 months afterwards to recuperate from such strenuous work! poor sausages.

  11. Becks1 says:

    Interesting that a few events are still embargoed. I feel like they are doing this more and more, with the embargoed events .

    Kate has plenty of tartan ready to go in her wardrobe, but I bet we see a few new $$$ outfits, with or without tartan – its the only way they get her to attend events like this, they give her new clothes.

    It also sounds like they promised her she wouldn’t have to do anything substantive, just attend some receptions and mingle.

    Is halloween a big deal in the UK? I wonder if they’re going to fly back on Saturday, kids go trick or treating on Sunday, and then they’re off to Scotland first thing Monday morning?

    • Rapunzel says:

      Spot on Becks- sounds like Kate is only going to party? Can they not get her to work if she can’t wear a gown?

    • Nic919 says:

      I’m guessing that the embargoed events are so that if there isn’t a crowd they can just justify that by saying it was embargoed.

    • Jan90067 says:

      I was wondering that, too, Becks. I thought they’d be home for the kids’ Trick or Treating, then fly in (private, natch!) Monday late morning/early afternoon.

      You KNOW they won’t spend a min. longer there than they have to.

  12. Betsy says:

    I know that the royal version of “work” has always been a little… generously named, shall we say. I’m sure The Queen’s job with the boxes and the documents and the box ticking is actual, tedious work especially with its daily requirements.

    But William and Kate just keep going to parties and call it work. They don’t apparently know what they’re there for, they’re not pleasant, they’re not prepared. They’re just… furniture. Heavy furniture.

    • L84Tea says:

      Really uncomfortable furniture. My living room couch is far more relaxed and inviting than these two could ever be!

    • Becks1 says:

      Royal “work” is absolutely generously named, like you said, which is why its so remarkable to me that they can’t even do that type of work.

  13. Eurydice says:

    I get a weird vibe from this – the verbs are all so passive. They will “go to” 3 receptions and William “will attend” a meeting – like the Keens are random foreign dignitaries and not actually representing the host country.

  14. rawiya says:

    Why do I get the feeling that the Monaco twins will have a more hectic schedule? This isn’t even sarcasm. Baldimort is pushing “the public doesn’t want King Charles” stories, and yet he thinks 5 events is going to cut it? Does he see what Felipe, W-A, Margrethe, Carl-Gustav does? Incandescent with Rage can’t even compete with the current crown princesses, and some of them are minors! He’s pathetic.

    • L84Tea says:

      Did you see the speech that Felipe’s young daughter recently made at an awards ceremony? She’s got more poise, presence, and confidence than William or Kate and she’s a teenager!

      • Seraphina says:

        I too thought the same when the young FQ of Spain gives speeches and this was not her first. Well done to her and her parents.

      • Becks1 says:

        It really feels like all the other royal families in Europe have figured out how to raise the future heirs in such a way that they are exposed to public duties and the press but also have their privacy – and are actively being prepared for those public duties while also still being kids/teenagers.

      • Jan90067 says:

        Princess ESTELLE has more poise and experience in public than these two, and she’s under 10!

      • L84Tea says:

        @Becks1, I completely agree. All of them–the Danes, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, the Belgians–all of them perceive to have very well adjusted kids who appear to have no struggles blending into some light royal duties while also keeping low profiles. I especially think of Princess Victoria’s kids and Maxima’s daughters. They all seem like really happy kids. The next generation of monarchs is going to be really interesting.

      • Lexistential says:

        Thank you for that link! I just watched it and feel so proud of Leonor (and impressed). ITA that the next generation of heirs- the young female future queens- are going to be interesting (and potentially amazing).

        And, Leonor completely blows Mumbles out of the water.

      • rawiya says:

        Yes, because my child is eloquent and amazing! She’s even studying in Wales, getting her English perfected and getting international experience. This isn’t even her first major speech, either.

      • Feeshalori says:

        You can see the glance Felipe exchanged with Letizia at the start of her speech. It looked like one of pride for his young daughter’s accomplishments.

      • BeanieBean says:

        My goodness, I teared up at that, and she’s not a relative of mine! She did a wonderful job; her father was just beaming with pride, you could see that through his mask. That is how it’s done!

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ L84Tea, she was incredibly well spoken, prepared and was certainly very deliberate with her choice of words. I loved how her parents looked on as each of them are clearly very proud of her, as they should be. She will be a force for certain! She is passionate, driven, hungry for education, information and dedicated to her role already!! What an amazing young lady!! I loved how her parents looked at her. They were glowing from pride!!

        Thank you so much for sharing this video!!

  15. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Our rivers and seas are literally running with excrement because the Tories have cocked up Brexit so profoundly that companies can’t source water treatment chemicals. Yet PWT and Wiglets will turn up in Glasgow (which they’ll either treat like Tartan Disneyland or something out of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting) with freshly minted, non-CO2-friendly tans, gurning and loathing one another, expecting adulation for doing less than nothing, and use the ‘it’s political’ excuse to avoid ever doing anything of consequence. They actually disgust me.

    • L84Tea says:

      I am with you on this. My disgust for them has multiplied this past year. There isn’t anything pleasant I can say about these two. They are the ultimate example of lazy, entitled, coddled, useless, and undeserving I have ever seen. That whole family falls under that umbrella, but W&K definitely stick out to me as the worst. Charles, as awful as he is, at least gets off his biscuit and works.

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        As self serving and self centred Charles is, at least he puts on a show of working. How can a pair of nearly 40-year-olds with such resources at their disposal be so lacking??

      • Christine says:


      • BothSidesNow says:

        My disgust has actually turned into hate, at times. When PWT was gaslighting his own mother. Klueless Kween sabotaging the memorial for Sarah Everhard, solely as a PR stunt. Their blatant disregard to do any actual work but want everyone to praise them as if they have cured cancer. The list goes on and on! Neither one of them seems authentic, gracious, kind or engaged with people in public. Their constant campaign of them pretending that what they are doing is worthy of any mention is disgusting as well.

        As for PWT, the only thing that matters to him is himself. He is just waiting to becoming king so that he will have access to the wealth, power and will not have to answer to anyone.

    • Merricat says:


    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I concur. They are such a useless pair and I never thought I’d ever say that. No wonder 2.2 million of us switched channels rather than watch the farce that was Earthsh88t

    • kelleybelle says:

      Completely agree. Especially after their non-action around and treatment of Harry’s wife. They disgust me too.

  16. Rapunzel says:

    Reading this schedule and about the embargoes, I wonder if Will is aware of the marriage trouble talk.

    Is he taking Kate to receptions only so they won’t get snapped together looking frosty with each other? Is he looking for events where they don’t interact, for better press and because she annoys him? Are some of events being embargoed to prevent pics of them looking like a couple strangers?

    • Jaded says:

      I think after the debacle of the Dr. Jill Biden round table, Willnot won’t allow Keen to interact with VIPs unless she’s just there to hold a one-person fashion show, look enthusiastic with jazz hands, sip water, eat a string bean and grin.

    • Harper says:

      I think the Cambridges want to be perceived as an international power couple ala Harry & Meghan, because otherwise there is no reason for Kate to be there. They are so competitive with H&M that now Kate is being dragged along but I think it’s a big mistake to bring her as she is such a lightweight and takes up space. William, too, is doing all that jazz hands talking and nodding lately. Kate’s there to be in the pictures only so it looks like the Keens are as influential as the Sussexes. Which they are not.

      • Marivic says:

        Something impactful happened to Kate in her early years that she hasn’t developed that much needed self-confidence that should have put her in good stead in her supposedly important role today. How sad. She’s stunted. Her booboo with Jill Biden was humiliating for all the world to see. William knows he will not be proud of Kate in this type of events where you have a gathering of world leaders. Better for him to be alone than be with her. Kate also knows this. She knows she’s not an asset to her husband in this world event where intelligent discussions are given importance. She’s just there as a silent decor. She’s better to just zip it.

  17. Digital Unicorn says:

    Me thinks they have been forced to do this since TQ pulled out and they will go on another vacation afterwards to make up for having the holiday with the kid cut short by work.

    I wonder if she will be out doing events on her own with the wives of the leaders – i.e. another painful event with Dr Jill? To me thats what the embargoed events could be, either that or they have not been confirmed yet as cover that their attendance is sooo last min.

    All in all it will be another sh!tshow where no one will pay them any attention!!

    • Jan90067 says:

      I believe it was always announced as the 5 of them, though even then, God Knows I’m sure they *never* expected any “heavy lifting” from these two. It was just inclusion for the “slimmed line” visual.

    • Jay says:

      It seems to me that an increasing amount of Kate’s events have been “embargoed” before the fact recently. I know they often say it is for security reasons, but I wonder if it’s more like they want to give her an “out” from doing certain events by not confirming until the last minute. Or, possibly the palaces are not coordinating well under the pressure of the Queen’s health concerns and the Keens being, erm, on a much lighter schedule this week👀.

      Also, Kate especially prefers to release photos and videos from events after the fact, maybe so they have a chance to be edited/photoshopped and maybe because it can stretch a single afternoon’s work into several days worth of content.

      My big question is less about the Cambridges doing events together, but about whether Charles and Camilla use this as a chance to put the keenest greenest “future prince and princess of Wales” (as has been dropped into a couple of recent articles) in their respective places.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think its both to give Kate an out if she decides to skip, and to have an excuse for why there aren’t any crowds. There were a few events in the past few years where the crowds to see her were dismal, compared to when they first got married and people lined the streets. I think someone picked up on how embarrassing that was for the FFQC and so now her events are embargoed so there’s always a built-in excuse.

      • Sunday says:

        Having events embargoed indicates a more coordinated effort with the media – the media (rota & otherwise) are aware of the event and have been given full briefings prior, it’s just that the rollout of the coverage is controlled. This way, they avoid having media covering the event organically and risking negative coverage (including lack of crowds and/or unedited, unflattering photos) by getting the press on board with their angle beforehand.

  18. Amy Bee says:

    I’m sure they’ll be visiting a school. As for why all 5 senior Royals were going to attend COP26, it’s all about rebuilding their image and attempting to look important.

    • Lizzie says:

      They are all obsessed with Harry’s global coverage and want a little of that for themselves. He makes it look so easy they think they can copy him.

  19. aquarius64 says:

    Kate is not doing a meeting because she bombed at the G7 summit, especially when Andrea Mitchell asked her about Lilibet. The deer caught in headlights look was priceless. Married to the future head of state for ten years should have prepared her for such events. She’ll be designer decked arm candy.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Aquarius64 That’s why I’m really, really hoping that the Keens follow through on their insane revenge plan to ‘take’ the US. Wiglets will be wall-to-wall deer-eyes as reporters, who will thankfully ignore the memo that these wastrels should be handled with kid gloves, pelt her with questions about Meghan, Lili, Archie and bridesmaids’ tights. Schadenfreude will taste SWEET.

  20. Julia K says:

    Why no vacation pap pictures? Surely someone has a camera that would love to make a few euros. Or do they exist only to be hauled out at a date and time of DM choosing.

    • Nic919 says:

      Mustique is a private island with only the very rich able to access it. So unless Carole invites the paps for photos, there won’t be any.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        I think you’re right. Plus, the villa they stay at is owned by a friend of WIlliam’s I believe.

  21. Zebz says:

    Neither William or Kate have any interest in climate. Or anything. They both seem listless and have no passions in life. In that way they are perfect for each other. Prince Philip had his athletic work with the doe awards. Charles climate change, princes trust. Diana aids/land mines. Camilla literacy. Harry veterans, mental health. Meghan feminism and community. All of these people have stuck with these causes for years. Not just a couple months then on to the next.

    William and Kate’s problem is they are not closers. Prince Charles is a closer. Prince Harry is a closer. They want all of the credit and put in none of the effort. When someone is flakey and doesn’t bother to show up consistently, it sets a precedent that tells people not to bother. The only reason they are still being invited to events is because of there titles. They have nothing to offer anybody on anything. It will take years for them to build there reputation after a decade of doing nothing. I don’t think they will be consistent with it. The constant vacations are showing that they aren’t going to be able to follow through with the effort needed to build a legacy. They don’t have the range.

    • Nic919 says:

      Someone involved with Heads Together confirmed on Twitter that Harry was serious with his commitment to that initiative and it was just a show for the other two, which shouldn’t surprise anyone.

      • Marivic says:

        Never heard anything about Heads Together since Prince Harry left. The Cambridges seem like they’ve abandoned this initiative. They are not the right persons to advocate this mental health program after what they’ve done to Harry and Meghan. The Cambs are bullies.

    • Eurydice says:

      That is the exact word – listless – they drain the energy from the room. But there are a few things they care about and you can see a bit of sparkle then. When Kate is doing something sporty or wearing a new outfit. When William is watching football or becoming incandescent about Harry.

  22. Athena says:

    Regarding Earthshot coming to the U.S. next year, what U.S. network will want to carry this if the rating was so low in the U.K.?

    The Cambridges tend to make big announcements before they have all the details worked out which is the opposite of the Sussexes who only make announcements after all the details have been worked out.

  23. Robin Samuels says:

    I don’t believe the Q was planning to attend, but to make the announcement too far in advance might discourage other world leaders from attending.
    After the Q’s health issue report, I was surprised at the number of monarchists demanding that Harry and Meghan bring Archie and Lili to the UK to meet the Q before she died. Not one complaint about W&K taking a vacation despite Q’s health issue. Everything coming from those palaces is so performative you can’t determine what’s real or make-believe. The fans loved rating Meghan as a Z-list actress, but this bunch isn’t in the alphabet!
    Now that we know they have engagements, they’re checking wardrobes, practicing speeches, and rehearsing to answer random questions.
    Greta Thunberg will take the show if they allow her. She knows most world leaders are NOT SERIOUS about climate change, including Prince Charles and Mommy.

  24. Marivic says:

    William and Kate will never shine like Harry and Meghan. No amount of kingship and queenship can make them outshine the Sussexes.

    • Betsy says:

      The thing is, if these two goons had put in the work, they still would have quite a bit of shine. Most of the celebrity of royalty is just being seen, often, doing their “job.” People naturally gravitate to the big shot and the youngsters and when you’re in between they don’t get as much press, but wait and the shine comes around.

      Not everyone can be as naturally magnetic as Harry and Meghan (and Diana). But TQ was never naturally magnetic and she garnered plenty of attention because she showed up. And until she turned 95 and her health turned, she continued to show up. There is more than one way to shine, but they haven’t taken the path that anyone in their position could take. They thought just existing would be enough.

      • L84Tea says:

        I wish W&K could read what you said because I think it’s perfect and I never thought about it quite that way. Some people do get that natural charisma (like H&M), but yeah, W&K lack that so in order to be a success, all they have to do is show up a lot and show the people they can be depended on. I never thought about the queen and how she compared, but that she’s loved by the people for sticking it out and showing up. Wow, you’re so right.

      • Lizzie says:

        Spot on. The queens father was shy and stuttered but he was still beloved. There is no need to try to be global superstars. Just stay home and show up.

  25. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    I wonder if they’re serving Glasgow sandwiches?

  26. Tessa says:

    It will be about Kate’s hairstyles and she will probably wear another outfit from 10 years ago to show she is “thrifty.”

  27. jferber says:

    Wow! FIVE events? Really? It sounds like a marathon. I hope she can withstand the pressure and hard work. She’s so frail, you know. Mightn’t she have a nervous breakdown and need at least a YEAR of R and R (rest and relaxation) or even a stint in a ritzy rest home? Or a year in St. Barts? The idea of these royal idiots being “important” in any way is risible.

  28. Carolind says:

    I dislike William and Kate but, please, no praise for the York Princesses.

    I personally know someone of the highest possible integrity who stayed at Balmoral for 2 nights about 5 years ago. William and Kate were not at Balmoral, nor was Anne who was ill, but the rest were. This person had a bq with them on the Saturday night, Sunday night dinner, drinks and Sunday lunch etc. The Wessexes, Philip, the Queen, Charles and Camilla, the Yorks and maybe more were at some of the events.

    Without going too specific she got it over that the Queen was exactly as you would expect and treated with the greatest deference by the rest who were all fine EXCEPT for Andrew AND daughters so don’t go praising them to the hilt unless you have your own experience of them.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Interesting, thanks!

    • Becks1 says:

      That’s interesting bc someone here has commented that she knows Bea and she’s perfectly nice (apparently that person is more of a friend of a Edo and so met Bea that way).

      Guess since we are all anonymous, it’s easy to say they are awful or they are nice.

      • Carolind says:

        I could give you the exact details of who implied this about the Yorks – obviously I won’t – but her integrity of highest standard. She was with them staying at Balmoral two nights and she got it right about Andrew…

  29. Julia K says:

    This has always puzzled me; in the 20 some years that Will and Kate have been together in varying degrees of a relationship, did no one ever mention to her that this a job? Marriage to William is also marrying the job, 24/7? She seems to have so little insight into this whole royal thing. How did this not worry anyone who was around her? She seems to have put so much energy into landing her man that she has no other purpose or direction now that she is the wife of a future king and mother to his heirs. I really have no horse in this race; I don’t know her, never met her, neither like her or dislike her. But I remain baffled by her lack of growth and lack of imagination and commitment in a job she chased and waited for, allegedly. She is a role model for her children. Only the future will show how that’s working out.

    • Tessa says:

      Kate was enabled by her family, especially Carole, in “landing a Prince.” She quickly switched from one University to another when she found out William was going to St. Andrew’s. The Middletons apparently had enough money to favorably place Kate in William’s dorm and sharing quarters with him and other roommates. IT seemed like a “plan” where she first played “good friend” To William even shooing away other women who came on to him. Then she showed she was a Woman by adjusting the outfit she was wearing at a fashion show so it would be see through. She put up with his seeing other women and made sure she was “there” when William called. Her only employer Belle Robinson of Jigsaw admitted for that less than a year that Kate “worked there” she had flexible part time hours so she could go on trips with William and so on. There was concern that she did not work and various excuses made for it. Assurances that she was “working on her own business–a clothing line for children and she was going to have an exhibit came to nothing. I recall there was concern and Kate just continued her old ways after the wedding. Kate never really had to support herself in the run up to the engagement, her parents supported her.

      • Nic919 says:

        The Queen did say “but what does she do?” After years of spending her time being available for William’s phone call I guess the Queen didn’t consider that an actual job.

        No British girl growing up in the 80s and 90s can be unaware of the work Diana did in terms of charitable endeavours. So kate being this lazy and uninterested is more a function of being purposefully obtuse.

    • Monica says:

      Her main job was to birth heirs. And she’s been acting like her work is done ever since she “delivered.”

  30. Cottage Cat says:

    Still can’t believe how this PR (check out Ocean Marina) girl and the Middletons with their Uncle Gary peeing in a London street and being photographed in a stained vest “doing lines” are thought to be “suitable”. Guess poor weak William was check-mated