Prince William will be ‘enraged’ that ‘The Crown’ filmed close to Kensington Palace

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More than a week ago in London, The Crown was filming in Kensington Gardens. The scene was ripped from history: Princess Diana arriving at an event in 1994, the same night her estranged husband’s Jonathan Dimbley interview aired. Diana knew that Charles was admitting to the affair with then-Camilla Parker Bowles, and she decided to wear a slinky black cocktail dress to the Kensington Gardens event. She was all legs and bare shoulders and the British papers had a field day. Here’s a photo of Elizabeth Debicki-as-Diana in the revenge dress.

As I said, they filmed this more than a week ago. The photos were all over the British media in particular. That’s been constant, especially now that the Crown is filming stuff with Diana storylines. It’s also not a surprise that the Crown managed to rent out real locations for the shoot – the Crown has used many historic locations as stand-ins for royal palaces and whatnot. Obviously, Netflix has the money to rent out space at Kensington Gardens to stage the infamous scene of Diana exiting her car in the famous “revenge dress.” So I guess the Daily Mail and the Sun wanted to run the photos again, because they created a story about how rude and terrible it was that The Crown filmed “only 800 yards” from Prince William’s public housing in Kensington Palace.

Prince William faced another blow from the makers of The Crown last night as it emerged they filmed the controversial Princess Diana revenge dress scene only 800 yards from his Kensington Palace bedroom. The Netflix series recreated the evening Princess Diana, played by Elizabeth Debicki, stepped out in an off the shoulder, tight black dress in a break with royal protocol after Prince Charles admitted to adultery on television.

The scene was filmed in the same spot in Kensington Gardens that Diana arrived at a dinner at the Serpentine Gallery in 1994 – a position that can almost be viewed from Prince William’s bedroom and is only 800 yards away, the Sun reported.

Industry insiders have claimed William will be ‘enraged’ by the decision. ‘They could have chosen any location to recreate the scene, but they opted to select a spot which can almost be viewed by William from his bedroom window.’

The high-profile fifth series of The Crown is set to feature controversial issues such as the divorce of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, the fallout from Diana’s death and and entire episode dedicated to Martin Bashir’s 1995 interview with Diana.

The source added: ‘Just imagine if he had seen. There’s also likely to be questions asked about how any permission was given to use a royal park to film a drama which the Royal Family has been so deeply unhappy about. But even more bewildering is the fact The Crown was allowed to film in a park which is also the home of Prince William.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Imagine Prince William being mad that a Netflix show rented out space near the Serpentine Gallery to recreate a night in which his mother bravely showed up her adulterous, estranged husband? This ain’t it. I mean, I have no doubt that William was engorged with rage. He grows incandescent with rage over a stiff wind, so of course Willy was probably big mad. But… who cares? Unless William is going to show some initiative and try to throw his weight around and somehow deny The Crown any permits to film, he should probably just shut his mouth. “…They opted to select a spot which can almost be viewed by William from his bedroom window…” I doubt he was even home at Kensington Palace. He was probably at his mistress’s house.

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  1. Sandy says:

    Oh nooooo he’s going to throw another tantrum. Boohoo! WON’T YOU THINK OF WILLIAM, ANYONE?!

    This guy is going to die of apoplexy at 45 at this rate.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Baldilocks’ emotions run the gamut from angry to incandescent. Despite all his wealth, resources, constant propping up and position, he had never been truly happy. It must be galling for him to know he will never truly measure up.

    • Mac says:

      The article is pre-supposing William will be enraged. Very weird.

    • goofpuff says:

      Yeah I don’t know how portraying him as a tantruming toddler is going to make him look more “statesman” like but his PR has always been awful anyway.

  2. Nev says:

    WORD.

    Your last sentence.

  3. Eurydice says:

    If he wasn’t enraged a week ago, why would he be enraged now? And if he was really in his bedroom, hanging out of the window over a week ago, he would have seen the setup for the shoot – the lighting trucks, the camera trucks, the posters on the lampposts indicating it was a film site, etc., etc. And, even before that, the residents in the area would have been notified that a shoot was planned – wouldn’t his minions have told him about it?

  4. Zen says:

    Notwithstanding his rages and sulks and performative work modes, I believe William is a profoundly unhappy individual. And eventually that will manifest itself in depression. He is, as Harry said, trapped in a life he didn’t want and doesn’t enjoy. And for that, I have some sympathy for him.

    • Haylie says:

      He pushed Meghan to the brink of suicide because of jealousy and racism. Misery is the least he deserves. May he live a long, miserable life.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I agree with @Haylie. Misery is what he deserves. He is a coward and lashes out just like his father.

    • MF1 says:

      I’d have some sympathy for him if he’d put even an ounce of effort into trying to be a better person. He could, for example, get therapy like Harry has. Or he could make a real effort to use his platform and access to help others in a meaningful way.

      Instead, he throws tantrums, repeatedly cheats on his wife, plays bad PR games to hurt his brother, and wields a racist British press to drive his POC sister-in-law to the brink of suicide. At this point, he’s choosing his own misery.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Last time I checked, a man at the age creeping up to 40 should have grown up to be a man by now. His current state of mind and his relentless campaign from angry to incandescent is getting old, very very old. They may be tired of talking about Meghan, but I am exhausted by the utter lack of Baldimghams refusal to grow up!! FFS, he is becoming his father with that enormous chip on his shoulder!! Many people would love to live his life, to use it for opportunities to bring people up, steer the future for the better of all, help those who are unable to help themselves and work towards making certain that those in power are held accountable for their crimes against humanity, against the poaching of wildlife, ensuring that countries that need assistance for vaccines are helped to gain access now instead of some time mid 2022.

        But no. Baldingham will today, tomorrow and the rest of his life be utterly miserable and make those around him miserable as well. All while harming those that he will one day be in the position to which he will be responsible for everyone within the UK and all of the Commonwealth. Baldingham has no desire to change, otherwise he would have done so already.

        So now Baldingham, will you be blaming your brother as well as your SIL, who you drove to the brink of suicide, for your continued failures until you take your last breath?

  5. Jenn says:

    He should start by getting a life. Distance his life from his mother’s life, by not living in her old apartment and maybe stop his wife from pretending to be his mother. Then the crown won’t feel so close to him.
    As for Britisy journalism and how they are are trained? Who knows? Who even invents these so called offenses? 🙄 it’s just stupid. This is isn’t the first programme about Diana, it won’t be the last. I guess outrage journalism is very profitable. In any case I’ve concluded that Britain is a gossipy country. No substance.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      William does not know who he is outside of the monarchy. He comes from a family not known for their introspection. Report has it that all his hires while capable (read that as mediocre) are very much like him and he tells them what to do. That’s why he’s been stumbling from one blunder to another. The only way for him to look tall is if his brother is on his knees. That’s one of the reasons he sent his henchman JK to do his dirty work.

  6. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Rageful is not an admirable trait. Why present yourself as such?

    I too can almost see things a half a mile away. I can also almost be Queen. Or Frank Sinatra’s child.

    I just…how are these people so out of touch that they cannot read the room (guess that comes from living in castles), let alone cultural climate (this coming from people who claim to care about climate change), and just end up digging themselves so far into their own holes we could credibly accuse them of fracking? Everyone involved—from the press, the PR flacks, the courtiers, to the players themselves—are so amateur, immature, and obsolete. Down with them all.

    • GuestWho says:

      LOL – I was coming here to comment about the distance too. 800 yards is pretty far away…that’s 8 (American) football fields – 2400 feet, 750+ meters.

      They truly live in their own rarefied bubble of general ignorance – surrounded by yes men and satisfied with it because not one of them left on salty island has any curiosity about the world around them.

    • Over it says:

      How much longer before the engorging, enraging finally makes him literally explode. I wish someone would stick pin in this incandescent ballon already so we no longer have to hear about him

      • LaraW” says:

        Was wondering similarly— when does constant rage turn into wrath?

      • JT says:

        I think he’s already at wrath, but how long until he has breakdown? That level of rage and unhappiness is not sustainable. I mean, that man has spent the past 5 years trying to destroy his only brother. That’s how hateful he is. His sole focus has been obsessing over Harry’s life and losing because Harry only gets more successful, which only makes William even angrier and more vengeful. I think William is heading for a complete crash at some point.

  7. Becks1 says:

    he “almost” saw, it could “almost” be seen from his bedroom window, etc – but he didn’t, it couldnt, so what’s the big deal?

    also, note how Diana’s dress was breaking royal protocol, not Charles’ interview admitting to adultery. That’s just the family tradition.

    Imagine if the royal family starts pressuring local governments or whatever to refuse filming permits for anything that isn’t flattering to the Firm.

    • Merricat says:

      Lol, that’s exactly what I thought, Becks. What’s next for William’s rage? “William is furious that he can ALMOST see the homeless living on the steps of KP! How will he exit and enter?!” “William is furious that Kate ALMOST gained a pound last week!” “William is furious that he ALMOST had to work yesterday!”

      • Eurydice says:

        It’s so weird, isn’t it? According to the press, it seems William’s chief occupation and pastime is being furious. He doesn’t read books, no yummy dinners, no favorite TV shows, relaxing hobbies – he just opens his eyes in the morning and “Bam!” Instant Rage.

  8. Cessily says:

    They knew who and what the permits were for, and wasn’t he on holiday with the kids about the time of the filming? This is a distraction story and ridiculous. They could easily have denied issuing permits.

    • Merricat says:

      Agreed.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Right. The filming location isn’t something that just popped up out of nowhere. KP knew about in advance and apparently didn’t push back. Will’s faux rage is most likely to distract from wondering if KP gets a part of the cut from the rental. I didn’t know until the other day that parts of Kensington Gardens can be rented out. Looking up Nicky Hilton’s dress (after the comparison to the dress Paris wore), I learned Nicky’s wedding was at The Orangery.

      https://www.eonline.com/news/822100/want-to-get-married-at-kensington-palace-here-s-what-it-ll-cost-you

      A royal park open to the public.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Yes, it’s nonsense. This line stood out to me: “There’s also likely to be questions asked about how any permission was given to use a royal park to film a drama which the Royal Family has been so deeply unhappy about.”

      They’re clearly dragging the royals. Their “royal sources” are grumbling about the Crown, but they’re not going to actually do anything about it, particularly if they get a portion of the permit fees.

  9. Heather says:

    The actress they chose is a dead ringer in these photos. Wow!!

    Someone above said he’s filled with rage because he’s trapped (as Harry has already stated) in a life he didn’t and doesn’t want. I tend to agree with that.

    • Monica says:

      I know! I did a double-take when I saw that picture.

      Bill needs to get a grip. Doesn’t he realize how much fun it is to goad someone who gets mad so easily?

    • Courtney B says:

      I love ED. She’s a good actress as well as stunning. Even an inch or two taller than Diana. I first saw her in the Night Manager and was really impressed by her. I can’t wait to see her here.

  10. Zapp Brannigan says:

    I think he is mostly angry at the idea of a cheated on woman standing up for herself, wouldn’t want anyone to be getting any ideas on that front, eh William?

  11. Over it says:

    But the question remains, could Kate see it from her separate bedroom window?

    • LaraW” says:

      Lol. From the photo of Kate at the bottom of the article, she’s just checked out and oblivious to reality. Between that photo and her (probably) drunk bug-toasting, she just seems— I dunno. Must be exhausting to live a lie. Oh well, karma.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      The other question is when she will be seen out in a similar dress – she’s probably stalking the costume team as we speak.

  12. Amy Bee says:

    Who are these “Industry insiders”? I bet it’s Becky English and Richard Eden of the Daily Mail.

  13. Ana Maria says:

    looks to me like the brittish media are trying to manipulate William, or someone in his family…if Luis Miguel, la serie, has a disclaimer at the end of each episode that it is a fictional account of his life, then I’m sure The Çrown has it too…all these headlines of lawsuits mean nothing, it’s just the media manipulating the RF

  14. equality says:

    Where is the outrage that the company was allowed to film on crown property? Does the RF make money off that? They should give the money back. Isn’t that the story for anything even peripherally Di-related that Harry makes money from?

    • Jan says:

      I don’t think Kensington Gardens is own by Kensington Palace.

      • Eurydice says:

        I think it’s still part of the hereditary land of the Crown, but it’s a public park and is managed by a separate foundation that deals with rentals and licensing.

      • equality says:

        According to my online research the monarch technically owns the gardens and the area nearby, including Hyde Park.

  15. Jan says:

    Cain love the perks of the job but not the pseudo work that comes with it.
    He is an unhappy person, you would think he would be strutting all over the palaces smiling because he got his wish of pushing Harry and Meghan out.
    Damn the pesky Sussexes, popping up in NYC and getting international headlines.

    • Chrissy (The Original) says:

      Harry and Meghan left as Bulliam wanted but, instead of being shunned and isolated, Harry and Meghan are thriving, sought after, more respected, popular and independent than Bull will ever be. And the man ‘born to be king’ can’t handle that he is pretty much unaccomplished, not respected and a cheating loser with a boring mannequin for a wife. His jealousy is eating him alive.

  16. Sofia says:

    William doesn’t own KP so it’s not really up to him. And as long as the show or any show gets the appropriate filling permits, they can film wherever allowed, it’s not based on personal feelings. And it doesn’t say he saw, just that he /could/ have. Not the same thing.

  17. Edna says:

    Big f$&king deal. Nobody cares. Those British tabloids make a sport of stirring of drama and rage over absolute nonsense.

  18. Harper says:

    Dropping this here because Prince Incandescent seems to be suffering some serious effects from his jaw clenching of the past few years:
    https://twitter.com/isaguor/status/1459929798084603904

    This is from the other day. It’s Getty Images, so I assume it’s not photoshopped. Don’t know what is going on here with him.

    • Eurydice says:

      This reminds me of something Joan Collins once said you should do to “lift” a double chin – clench your jaw and press your tongue to the roof of your mouth.

    • Betsy says:

      He clenches his jaw so tightly, so often that it looks like he has a tumor? That actually looks painful.

    • Feeshalori says:

      I thought it looked like an abscess or a swollen gland. If that’s the case he should be on antibiotics.

    • FluglyBear says:

      You have excellent eyes. I hope that’s not serious, we really stick it to him here but I’m hoping he is well at least.

  19. LaraW” says:

    I don’t understand the point of this story. Trying to make this “the RF will sue Netflix” thing stick? Manufacturing sympathy for William? As others have pointed out, it’s a bizarre “he WOULD have been outraged… if he’d been there to see it.” The only conclusion I can come to is that someone is trying to make their click quota. Why not combine some new royal recipe of Netflix + The Crown + Diana + Charles and stick William into the thick of it too? I thought the majority of panic about The Crown was from Charles. Or is it just to divert attention from Knauf’s major f-ck up?

    It… says a lot that I can no longer take stories from the BM at face value anymore. I’ve turned into that conspiracy theorist who sees coded messages in the newspaper. Only this time there IS a conspiracy, and it’s been there since the inception of this British Media/Royal Family ecology of briefing.

    • Jay says:

      I think that discussing the Crown is allowing the British media the chance to rehash and republish all of their criticism of Charles ( and by extension, Camilla). Like, royal family is outraged/ embarrassed that the show brought up X (see more details below the fold). It reminds people of Charles’ scandals in the guise of “just reporting the controversy” and tries to cast William as the victim. I think that should tell us which palace faction is behind it!

  20. MsIam says:

    Angela Levin-Troll is out here trying to convince us that the “royal family would never berate Harry, they are not that type of family!” Yet here we are with William yet again “incandescent with rage!” over something. Sure Angie Troll, what were you saying again?

    • Merricat says:

      Lol, that crazy old bat doesn’t know to come out of the rain, let alone when to employ an umbrella. I wouldn’t cross the street to spit on her if she were on fire.

  21. Matthew says:

    he raged his own hair out of his head so look where that got him

  22. ML says:

    From the Daily Mail, “Industry insiders have claimed William will be ‘enraged’ by the decision.”
    Will he?
    As part of the royal rota surely the Daily Mail is capable of getting in touch with William’s people or “someone close to him” for some clarity on this issue? I mean, this newspaper is the go-to choice for Charles to promote his environmental agenda, and this newspaper has a disturbingly close relationship to Jason Knauff of “team Cambridge.” Surely they could get a more direct quote here!
    In the meantime, the Daily Mail has done an excellent job of inferring William is not doing at all well emotionally. This, considering William and his family’s continuingly close relationship to the original news sources (including the Daily Mail, of course) that ran Diana’s pictures in the 1990s, is really quite bizarre.

  23. Jay says:

    The very idea of William, the first one at his KP office bright and early in the morning when this must have been filmed, humming to himself, just starting the coffee perking for everyone for their first staff meeting of the day, then peering out the window and – it’s so staggeringly unbelievable, I can’t even finish the thought. He was probably on vacation!

    It does seem clear that the media are going to use the Crown storylines as an excuse to rehash every damning detail about Charles, though, eh?

  24. Belli says:

    It’s interesting that the media don’t shy away from saying that everything makes William angry.

  25. Alarmjaguar says:

    Anyone else get creeped out by the repeated emphasis on his “bedroom window”? He’s an ass, but that seems like a bit of a security risk

    • Emma says:

      The obsessive repetition of “William’s bedroom” and “his bedroom window” was very weird! It’s his whole house there, not just a bedroom. Creepsters.

    • Lady D says:

      I was starting to think they were implying that it’s William’s bedroom only, not Kate’s and his bedroom.

      • Becks1 says:

        that was my takeaway as well. There is a reason they mentioned that a few times.

      • swirlmamad says:

        We know how the BM loves their Easter eggs and making you read between the lines….seems to me that William’s bedroom, and William’s alone, is definitely the takeaway here.

  26. What says:

    If Kate’s face isn’t telling of her future. Trying to be Meghan number two puts a lot of strain on anyone. but just stand there until will is done talking

  27. Alexandria says:

    What is he hiding? Is an affair really that shocking? I don’t think it’s an affair. But if it’s not, that’s scarier.

    • Betsy says:

      It could just be an affair; he’s built his whole life around the idea that he’s a happily married, normal middle class guy and his “normalcy” is the reason he never has to work. I agree that it’s something larger, but he’s a control freak and if his biggest excuse is gone, he’s going to have to come up with another whopper for why he can’t ever work (but can stay on the dole).

    • Becks1 says:

      I think an affair would be shocking for the people who take his “family man” image at face value and think he’s so much better than Charles and that he and Kate are so in love etc – its pretty much all he has going for him and I think a larger portion of the population has bought into that image, even if they aren’t hardcore royalists or Cambridge stans. they just accept that William and Kate have a rock steady marriage and that he’s a hands on father. So I do think an affair would be really bad for him in that regard. Also, in 2021, we do look at women who stay with cheating men very differently than even maybe 10 or 15 years ago. It would become obvious that the only reason Kate is with him is for the title, especially if it became public that there has been more than one affair.

      For the last point – look at charles. there’s a reason there’s been such an emphasis on Camilla being his “one true love” and the story about how their desires to get married in the 70s were thwarted etc etc. – Charles looks a lot worse if people remember that there were multiple affairs, Camilla was his mistress but not necessarily his “one true love,” her husband knew about the affair, etc.

      So if it came out that William was having affairS (not one, but multiple) I think it would be really damaging to the monarchy. WE wouldn’t be shocked by it, but I do think a lot of people who are only very casual fans would be shocked.

      Now is that what is being covered up and is that what the press has over William? I don’t think so – I think there is something else at play, for sure – but i do think that anything that destroys their happy family image would be very bad.

    • Nic919 says:

      It is likely more than just an affair because I doubt you can get a super injunction and prevent the UK media from even discussing this exists just for an affair.

      Speculation has ranged from there being an illegitimate child, which would justify a super injunction, or that the lawyer he was with has links to Russia thus compromising him.

      The media certainly know something and a few can’t wait to stop protecting him.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I would throw in financial mismanagement at their foundation – they’ve had more finance directors that you can shake a stick at since it began.

      • Rapunzel says:

        DU- yep. The Sussexes stumbled on it too, I bet. After the cookbook. The real smears started around that time, too.

      • Feeshalori says:

        In all likelihood the Suxxeses found out they were cooking the books.

      • Becks1 says:

        I don’t think financial mismanagement is what the press is hiding, it may be part of it, but not all of it. I’m SURE there is financial mismanagement going on, and that the royal foundation is very shady but that’s a boring story, look at how people reacted to Charles’ issues over the summer, its boring and it went away and while Fawcett has resigned we all know he will be back in some capacity and the press will just ignore it.

        I just don’t think william’s lawyers would be working as hard as they seem to be to keep a story about shady foundation finances out of the press.

        Unless its a combination of all the theories and William was pulling money from the foundation to support a mistress and/or illegitimate child.

        (thats my tinfoil tiara theory of the day, but I actually think it might be a decent theory?)

      • Rapunzel says:

        Becks- I like your tinfoil theory, but I see it as financial shenanigans are just par for the course in the BRF- see Charles’ recent issues, and Andy’s pitch at palace scheme.

    • Over it says:

      Maybe he has an addiction problem. I think he is a drug addict . He is always angry and engorged with rage. However that’s just me guessing

    • SueBarbri says:

      I also think there’s something BIG going on with William. If “Angry William” is his official public face, he must be hell in private.

      One thing I’ve noticed over the past year is, William never looks anybody directly in the eye. It’s noticeable when he ignores Kate whenever she tries to engage with him during their sad little events, but if you watch him closely you see that he rarely looks at anybody. I find that even stranger than all this clenched jaw nonsense. When he was younger it made it seem like he was shy, but now that he’s lost his looks it just makes him seem like an odd-ball.

      And if even if you go back to the early days of his relationship with Kate, he always seems stilted and awkward. When is the last time he sat down for an interview? Does anybody else remember the weird interview after George was born, wherein he started weeping looking at wildlife or something like that?

    • Alexandria says:

      Correction: I have no trouble believing he has affairs but I think it’s more than an affair that he’s trying to hide.

  28. Maria says:

    Does he even sleep in said bedroom long enough to see anything out of his windows? I’m sure he’s got a much better view from the bedroom he shares with Rose in Norfolk.

  29. Sue says:

    I know right? He can just have Kate cosplay Diana like she’s done so many other times. (Ew.)

  30. MY3CENTS says:

    Nothing like the image of the future king peeping behind curtains all pouting and angry like a toddler. Well done.

  31. Elvie says:

    Royal Parks (which manages the land) gets hundreds, maybe thousands of filming/photography requests a year and has detailed instructions online.

    This made me laugh:

    Filmmakers will be asked to provide in writing as much information as possible
    on the following: proposed dates and times; potential locations; content and
    nature of the script or relevant script pages; talent; public liability insurance;
    potential stunts, special effects, pyrotechnics, wet-downs, use of helicopters,
    gun-fire/fire-arms, nudity and reference to royalty, politicians or public figures;
    road closures; numbers of vehicles, cast, crew and extras; equipment; parking
    and budget.
    ▪ Filming of a blasphemous, salacious or derogatory nature will not be permitted.

    SO – royal parks decided it wasn’t blasphemous, salacious or derogatory Wills. Get over yourself.

  32. L4Frimaire says:

    How many productions are filmed every day in London? What was William going to do exactly? That guy has serious authoritarian vibes.

  33. Rapunzel says:

    William’s rages make me say, again, that I think he’s the Lenny (from Steinbeck) of the family. I think what they are really hiding is his personality issues. I truly think there’s something mentally wrong with him. Exposing any scandal (like Rose) about him would reveal how mentally unfit he is to be King.

    I come back to how Harry was expected to aide his brother as King. Why? There’s something possibly dark there, I think. Tinfoil theory: that childhood head injury really did mess Will’s up. He seems mentally impaired.

    Like, I’d buy he’s covering up a literal buried body killed in rage over an illegitimate child at this point. Rage has been so heavily mentioned with him, and you know it’s way way way worse than reported.

    I also suspect this may be why he always gets his way- people fear him.

    • lanne says:

      I think he’s a rage monster and an abuser who never learned to regulate his emotions. That seems like the most likely scenario, considering how upset the palace was at Harry leaving. Being a King is a 1 person job, not a 2 person job. The consternation over the loss of a 6th in line to the throne makes no sense UNLESS it’s known that William isn’t up to the job.

      William as rage monster could be a reason why Kate is so infantalized, and why so little is asked of either of them. Her full-time job is likely protecting herself and those children from his rage–walking on eggshells and numbing herself with her coloring books and diets and exercising. I’ll bet there’s an entire network set up to enable William–the separate houses, perhaps even panic buttons and/or security to remove them (or him) from the premises. What else would the royals do with an abusive member? Hide, obfuscate, deflect, keep things quiet. Enable the abuser by giving him whatever he wants. Curtail their public appearances. What matters are appearances, not facts and not the truth.

      I see William as someone constantly looking around him, searching for someone to blame for his unhappiness and misery while making everyone around him utterly miserable. And the UK is stuck with him. Because birth order.

      • MipMip says:

        @Lanne I completely agree with you about TOB, I think EVERYONE in the palace walks on eggshells and gives him anything he wants to avoid violent confrontation, I really do. I have assumed he abuses Kate for years now, it’s why she’s literally wasting away.

        The whole setup is rotten to its core.

    • Lucy says:

      Rapunzel, I think you’re right, that’s excellent reasoning. They’ve always made a big deal about how Harry had to be part of the king team, which has never been a thing.
      A traumatic head injury has the potential to alter someone’s personality and emotional abilities, especially since he was so young when it happened. He seems stunted, and that injury could well be what exaggerated the emotional issues he already had.
      Also, my total tinfoil tiara support of this is from Royal foibles. I think he has legitimate sources on the inside of the palace, and reflects their outlook, more clearly than the RR even. When Sussexit was new, he promised an article about how Harry wouldn’t be able to cope on the outside because there were elaborate systems in place to keep him busy and safe from himself and his mental health issues. I think that’s straight up projection from the palace, which makes me think William is actually the one that is essentially kept busy to keep from harming himself/others. I think it’d be easier for courtiers to tell themselves both “boys” needed this than to admit William is the problem.

  34. girl_ninja says:

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  35. Nina says:

    Elizabeth Debicki is beautiful. That is all.

  36. Jaded says:

    “Just imagine if he had seen. There’s also likely to be questions asked about how any permission was given to use a royal park to film a drama which the Royal Family has been so deeply unhappy about. But even more bewildering is the fact The Crown was allowed to film in a park which is also the home of Prince William.”

    It’s a public park. All you have to do is get a permit and you can film there any time you want. It’s not William’s home. This is such drivel. And badly written drivel to boot.

  37. Elle says:

    When is he not enraged!?… 🙄

  38. RoyalBlue says:

    Why does Jason sanction these stories about the FFK being enraged. Does he think this makes the Bully out to be a strong and formidable character?

  39. HeatherC says:

    “Only 800 yards?” That’s 8 football fields. This PR strategy is hilariously failing

  40. Murphy says:

    “I doubt he was even home at Kensington Palace. He was probably at his mistress’s house.”

    Bingo. There’s no way William (or even Kate) was even there.

    And also in agreement-when is William not enraged? That’s why he’s bald, its the white hot rage constantly fuming out of him.

  41. Jessica says:

    Wtf is this story? He “may” be enraged that he could possibly “almost” see something going on outside his window 8 football fields away from him? Great example of how out of touch he is- how dare someone do something that he may have to see out his window! Never mind that I don’t think he has the curiosity to actually look out a window for fun, and he was not even in the palace… how dare the poors do a thing!

  42. Tessa says:

    William knows his father admitted his affair with Camilla. That is history. I guess it bothered some in that family (C and C) that Charles interview is referred to in the Crown.

  43. Jen says:

    Buy a private home for yourself if you want to control who gets to use what when, Willy.

  44. Jenn says:

    Of course am on an American gossip website. You think you’re dunking on me? In Botswana we won’t be discussing this nonsense on any of our Breakfast shows. None of of our newspapers of record will write about the crown. In fact our traditional leadership (kings/queens) have wives cosplaying their late mothers in law. So I can look down on our former colonial masters all I like. And you can take it.

  45. Steph says:

    As an American, I agree with @Jenn. Are you British? I feel like there are some fundamental differences between our media. Maybe you can give more detail for the British end. For context, stateside, The Sun is bottom of the barrel trash as a news source. It’s right down there with The Enquirer. It’s known for running covers like ” Proof George Clooney is part alien! Neighbors see him having a cookout with alien cousins in his backyard!” Which would then be followed by a grainy obviously photoshopped pic. Americans knew there was a symbiotic relationship between the press and the RF but to find out this was an official source was kind of mind blowing. The monarchy is one of the most important institutions in the UK and this is ego they talk to? It’s hard to take them as anything but inane gossip.

  46. Amy Too says:

    Also, Celebitchy isn’t the newspaper here. This is a specifically branded gossip blog. It’s not printed up and sent to people’s homes under the guise of “news.”