Duchess Kate wouldn’t be a public person if she hadn’t fallen in love with William


A week before the Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday, Becky English at the Mail wrote a lengthy piece to advance certain keen birthday narratives. English’s piece was kind of bonkers, honestly, as “sources close to Kate” could not keep Meghan’s name out of their mouths, and those same sources also made Prince William sound like he goes berserk constantly, and like he’s too emotional, angry and depressive to lead without Calm Kate by his side. I halfway wonder if Becky English got a call after that, and perhaps she was convinced to take a mulligan on some of those narratives. Which is why she wrote a second piece for Kate’s birthday and this one adheres more to a sugary narrative about Country Kate, the local beauty of Bucklebury, who never wanted to reveal all of her inner glamour to the world but she happened to fall for her Prince Charming. Seriously. Some highlights:

Kate never would have sought a public role had she not fallen in love with Prince William: One confidante described the future king as ‘absolutely the love of Catherine’s life’, explaining: ‘There is no way Catherine would be doing anything in public life if she hadn’t fallen in love with William. She is very open about that. She doesn’t want to go [to] parties and would prefer to live the quiet life at home with her family. But she did fall in love with a prince and they have developed into a really good team. William and their children are the centre of her world and nothing works without her family. They have worked hard together as a couple to create a balance [between their public and private lives] and whatever comes next, they are doing it from a place of stability.’

Country Kate & Country Bald: Another source added of their relationship: ‘They met at the beginning of university. They were still young and have grown up together. And they still get on really well, they have similar interests and they enjoy doing the same things. Catherine and William are most in their element when they are out in their wellies in the sticks, muddy and scruffy with the kids. They love that side of their life together. They have the same brilliant sense of humour, they tease each other, they have fun together still and there is huge comfort and security in the longevity of their relationship for both of them. Behind closed doors family life is pretty simple, really. For William, having a really solid family life is so important and he loves Catherine for giving him that.’

Humble Kate is only being so attention-seeking because that’s her position: Speaking to the Mail, one friend emphasised this week that while the duchess is not one who naturally pushes herself forward, she has ‘come to terms with her position’ over the last ten years.

What Kate would have done instead: ‘Having found a space where she feels she can really make a difference makes everything worthwhile, and she is absolutely dedicated to supporting the Queen and her husband. She was the brains behind her new Centre for Early Childhood and is more happy to push herself out of her comfort zone now. Funnily enough, if she hadn’t have married William I think she would have started some kind of business as she comes from an entrepreneurial background and is very creative herself. She’s now bringing that to her work. She has been in the public eye for 18 years now and has had a public role for a decade. She never wants to disappoint and has the confidence now to deliver.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I’ve mentioned this in some of the other ‘Kate at 40’ pieces, but I legitimately find it depressing that for her big birthday, Kate’s gift to herself is pushing a big, public narrative that… her husband enjoys spending time with her. That their marriage is okay. And none of it ever jibes with what we see with our own eyes, which is that William is constantly on edge around her, that he barely tolerates her.

As for the narrative of Kate as some kind of heroine in a Jane Austen novel, well… they’ve tried to sell versions of that for 15 years. Anything to distract from the fact that Kate sat on her ass for a decade, waiting for the ring after William repeatedly dumped her and tried to persuade other women to be with him. This was Carole Middleton’s plan, and over the years, I think I understand why Carole made sure to position Kate this way. Carole must have picked up on the fact that William really isn’t some elegant catch, that women with intelligence and ambition would run screaming from William’s whole deal. So that’s why Carole and Kate could afford to wait – William would always come back to them after all of the Jeccas and Isabellas inevitably turned him down.

Kate Middleton relaxes at the Cheltenham Festival 2007

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  1. Scorpion says:

    Had she not fallen in love, Grate would have cured cancer and gone to the moon 🙃

    • PaulaH says:

      A full week of an international campaign that included all of the British Media and KP to make Kate’s 40th birthday a worldwide event that ended up being a sleeper. If she couldn’t get the publics attention without of that behind her of course she would be a wallflower…DUH

      • ElleV says:

        exactly – if she hadn’t married William she would have amounted to nothing and been a nobody lol

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        The truth is everyone knows that Kate’s best achievement was closing her mouth and opening her legs. Harsh but it’s the truth. Using her birthday to promote those dreadful images of herself was the last straw for many. Reminiscent of while Rome burns…

    • SuSuSusio says:

      She’d have done what her sister did. Marry as rich as possible and have kids in the country.

  2. Jezz says:

    Oh indeed, she is sooo traditionally upper class with her love of the outdoors. But she doesn’t ride horses. Nor does she shoot. Nor does she even have a dog to walk. What the hell does she DO in these magnificent outdoorsy times the family are so fond of, getting all muddy. Certainly not rolling around in haystacks; just rose bushes, and just him.

    • FancyPants says:

      Tennis? She has her newly relocated outdoor tennis court.

    • Ainsley7 says:

      She’s allegedly hunts (she’s been papped at least twice). They got a puppy shortly before Lopo died. So, she does have a dog to walk if she wants to walk a dog. Kate is allergic to horses, but the kids ride. So, she might stand around watching. I’m not saying she’s super into country life, but it’s not a huge leap either.

    • Sofia says:

      She’s been pictured shooting but my personal opinion has been that she’s not someone who goes to these shooting parties every week or something because she really wants to and likes it. I think it’s just something she goes through the motions of doing because she’s trying to fit in with the aristos and this is what they do.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      If she really wanted to fit in with her in-laws, she’d have taken up riding years ago. It’s good exercise & horses are wonderful creatures. Plus, Kate has access to stables & there would be a natural topic of conversation with aristos. That she works so little & still has no actual interests in country pursuits suggests sheer laziness & incuriosity, yet again.

      ETA: I hadn’t remembered that Kate said she was allergic to horses, as Ainsley7 mentioned. I googled it. That dates back to 2009. Then in 2011, a representative for Kate & William told E!online that the rumor of the allergy was false. There’s also a 2019 Express piece that quotes someone saying Kate doesn’t ride because she wasn’t raised to do so. Then there are weird fall/winter 2021 stories saying Kate is trying to do some sort of exposure “immunotherapy” to be able to ride. Hmm. I stand by my assessment–I think she can’t be bothered.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        That horse allergy was just another example of people making excuses for Kate. It dates back so long all she is is excuses to be lazy.

      • LaraW” says:

        I don’t understand. She still went to polo matches, where each player keeps like 6 horses or something for the matches. And the players would all be reeking of horses when the match was over. Is that something she just suffered through to get engaged?

      • Becks1 says:

        It seems like she doesn’t like to ride for whatever reason but someone feels that’s a bad look for the FFQC so they keep trotting out all these excuses (see what I did there lol.)

        She wasn’t raised to do it, she’s allergic, whatever. Just say riding isn’t her thing and move on, don’t tell us she’s doing exposure therapy or whatever so that she can ride. Didn’t Diana fall from a horse when she was young so she was always nervous riding? and it didn’t hurt her popularity.

      • LaraW” says:

        Lol Becks. I’m trying to think of a pun involving cantering, but am coming up short.

        She also goes to Ascot— isn’t the royal section front and center? Or something? I always see grass in their Ascot photos. Probably(?) less exposure to horses there, but Zara is an olympic rider, Elizabeth keeps stables, polo seems to be a huge part of aristo life.

        There are some people who are just uneasy around large animals and that’s fine. I’ve come to the belated conclusion that every single aspect of Kate’s life, even the most mundane and insignificant details, is a lie.

      • notasugarhere says:

        IMO the ‘horse allergy’ was an excuse to cover up the Middletons not having the funding to participate in riding or hunting activities during the Aristo and Prince Hunt. One tennis racket and a free public court, she could get in with that ‘elite’ sport.

      • Wadsworth the Butler says:

        Kate’s inability to ride is simply a class marker. She didn’t learn as a child, and her lack of good riding position would stand out like a sore thumb amongst her in-laws and their friends. (Diana didn’t ride as an adult because she hated it, but she learned as a child because it was part of the typical upbringing of an aristocrat.) The Middletons probably leaked the allergy story out of insecurity about their background.

    • Becks1 says:

      She does have a dog so she can walk him when she wants. As for the shooting, my take on that has always been that its something she goes along with because William likes it (like so much of her life.)

      • Tessa says:

        She does shoot birds and picked up the dead birds for William. Her parents even went on shoots with her and william.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Accurate assessment. I am willing to bet due to the interest that W has for it, as she doesn’t have any interest unless W. does.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks ITA, I never believed the horse allergy was real. And you’re right about Diana, but imo Kate is so insecure that she didn’t feel she could be honest about not enjoying riding, because in her mind, she needs to adore and embrace everything the aristos do. So she lied about the allergy, and god knows what else she’s lied about over the years.

        Also with you on the shooting— it seems like she only went with William a few times because that’s the family’s Boxing Day tradition and she wanted to fit in? I would bet that she would not hunt if it wasn’t for this reason; she doesn’t seem like the type who would enjoy anything about it. She managed to get some photos of her out hunting with William, so she can be done pretending to like it now, lol.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      It’s said she loves adult coloring books.

      • LaraW” says:

        Well you know. It says she’s “very creative herself.”

      • HeatherC says:

        In defense of adult coloring books, I love adult coloring books. especially the ones by Sasha O’Hare. I have a couple of them, and when I’m stuck watching Webexes and presentations that have nothing to do with my job but my attendance is mandatory, I break them out and it all becomes bearable. But I doubt perfect Keen colors the same kind. 😈

      • LaraW” says:

        Lololol HeatherC— webex presentations. That’s brilliant.

      • Keroppi says:

        HEATHERC – that is such a good idea! Need to go shopping!

      • Ann says:

        Full disclosure, I have done those. It’s relaxing. I can’t meditate to save my life, so having read somewhere that those books might be a good alternative, I tried them and they are kind of soothing. However, I don’t consider myself “creative” for choosing which color to use within the lines. That’s a stretch.

      • ElllenOlenska says:

        Heather C …brilliant! Probably looks like you’re diligently taking notes!

      • Lorelei says:

        @Heather, totally agree! Adult coloring books can actually be relaxing and soothing for some people, especially as a way to decompress or combat burnout. But when it’s one of the ONLY things that Kate is known to do— that’s when it becomes pathetic.

      • Lady D says:

        Sticking up for the adult colouring books myself. They are recommended for people with PTSD for the coping/calming sensation they produce for some. I felt really foolish when I started colouring at 49yo, but the effect they have on me is incredible. It’s better than meditation, your only thought being, what colour is next. A surprising side effect is that colouring damps down the worst of the SAD symptoms.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I bought my favorite daughter and her fiancé a set of cocktail recipes coloring books!! They loved them and tried the recipes as well!! Those were a big hit at my house, or their house!! I got pictures sent to me as well!!! With farm animals in hats with cocktails too!!

        Plus one exclusive to swear words for my daughter. She and I live on our swear words. It’s how we are, everyone lives with it. Apparently you can tell what type of disaster I have created with which swear word is chosen, so I am predictable!

      • LaraW" says:

        I want to clarify that I didn’t mean to disparage adult coloring books in any way. I know they’re immensely helpful and therapeutic for a lot of people, and have improved the quality of life for countless individuals.

        What I wanted to convey was not that adult coloring books do not require any creativity, but that it is the ONLY activity (as far as I am aware) that Kate can use to tick the “Kate is very creative” box.

        I don’t think this was accurately conveyed, and I apologize for my careless word choice.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        I know the criticism is that it’s *all* she does, but despite my many mean comments, I do think Kate has “issues” and if the coloring books help her mentally, that is a good thing. I would have “issues” myself if I was married to a man like William. But part of the problem is the denial — if she could be honest about her life and stop pretending she is the “perfect” future queen, maybe she could re-asses why she’s so nervous around William, why she’s compelled to “mean-girl” others, and why it’s affecting *herself* (and her mental health) too. But I doubt that will happen. Everything is fake gloss with her, no real substance or self-reflection.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      She would never risk breaking a nail. Her #1 job is to flash Diana’s cursed ring and remind people that William is Diana’s son. So she needs to protect her manicure at all costs.

    • KW says:

      maybe the real excuse is that horses don’t like assholes and will continue to make said assholes unwelcome in their presence. Maybe the horses are allergic to laziness and buttons and how the hell can she pronounce commands with all those marbles in her mouth?

  3. Leesa says:

    Omg, the picture you chose for the post title 😆

    • Over it says:

      Not even in that engagement picture he still won’t look at her. We should have known back then.lol

      • atorontogal says:

        Just like his daddy “whatever love is”.

      • BeanieBean says:

        And I’ve seen the video of that passing out ceremony (Kate’s in the white coat, can’t remember which military branch). He didn’t bother to alter his gait for her, he just stretched out those long legs & strode ahead, leaving her to run along behind him. He was a b*stard to her from the get-go. And now that we’ve seen his true personality & we see these older photos of him with hair, I can now clearly see his Windsor features–don’t know why I thought he was so good looking. That Windsor jaw/mouth, nose, etc., that ain’t Diana/Spencer.

    • Seraphina says:

      Yes, that pic is hilarious. She looked so much “softer” back in her waity years.

      • Haylie says:

        And her hair was much darker, even though the people desperately trying to make her Diana 2.0 claim her hair is naturally turning blonde-ish.

    • Mads says:

      Kaiser strikes again! In the photo with the belted dress she is giving that guy two middle fingers! All sly like. The nerve.
      I like to imagine Kaiser having all these photo files sorted by expressions/situations and bratty titles. Her deciding which hilarious picture to use. Relaxing while she searches through her trove.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        But you have to give it to Kaiser as there aren’t many photos of Keen working, as she does so little! There are only so many photos to choose from, that’s why she had to go back so far.

        Also, who are all these “friends” that they speak of? Mumbles McMutton doesn’t have any friends and if she did, we would know.

      • BeanieBean says:

        You know she enjoyed choosing that header chipmunk photo! Kaiser cracks me up!

      • The Recluse says:

        That gesture with the middle finger is definitely a ‘tell’. I remember reading a body language expert during one of those hearings in which one of TFG’s goons was being questioned by a Democratic Senator. He made that gesture as he spoke.

    • JanetDR says:

      I don’t think I have ever seen that photo before 😂

  4. Over it says:

    Has the duchess of county bumpkin done any work at all for the year yet? Or is she still sitting quietly at home stroking her Aga?

  5. Roserose says:

    How much more of this are we going to have to endure?

    Maybe it’s just me becoming an old woman but aren’t we past all this hero-worshipping royalty because they’re royal? I mean, they’re just people in the end, and not very nice ones at that.

    • Ohlala says:

      Obviously not in UK… i looked at comments on insta yesterday under her photos and it is all gushing “she is a dream” “queen” “amazing Kate” etc etc etc. It was very very sad to see how blind and naive and stupid these people are?

      • Ginger says:

        KP unleashed their bots.

      • Eurydice says:

        I wouldn’t be quite so harsh. Advertising is a powerful thing, and that’s what the RF and BM are doing. We might just as well bash people for preferring one brand of toothpaste over the other. And social media is where people get together to share their common interests, so of course things will be heightened there. Life really sucks for a lot of people now and if they want to think their princess is pretty and special, then I don’t see why not. It might not be reality, but the monarchy has always been about fantasy over reality.

      • ABritGuest says:

        I’ve seen surprising criticism in the U.K. from non royal watchers and even from right wing media personalities who seemed to think the coverage was too fawning.

        I think for non royal watchers it’s cos there are lots of U.K. government scandals that people were complaining should be the mainstream media focus, her bday came off back of Prince Andrew’s awful defence coverage last week & reminders that the queen is paying the defence bills & queens unpopular decision to knight Tony Blair so definitely seen some mild criticism of even the queen. and some were noticing the constant compare and contrast with Meghan in these Kate birthday articles (which has also upset Kate fans) & saying it was racist/misogynistic. So I think the media’s OTT coverage has backfired a bit.

        Also I think the media were definitely being naughty and throwing in tea (eg about William’s temper, Kate’s work ethic, eye rolling about Meghan, security asking people not to take picture of Kate & William at the beach etc) & backhanded compliments. I just saw a Sun headline ‘from waity katie to saint Kate Middleton’ which is definitely the tabloids having a dig at her coverage & reminding her of that name.

        Some Kate fans are even upset about the coverage & are blaming Clarence House 😬

      • Tessa says:

        And she’s called a “Goddess, the “perfect one.” Bots and stans. Some probably really believe the nonsense.

      • LaraW” says:

        @Ginger— I had this silly image from the Lord of the Rings movie where the Ent says “RELEASE THE RIVER” and it unleashes a torrent of bots that sweep through Saruman’s compound and start attacking the dude with tweets.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ ABritGuest, I always appreciate what you guys are subjected to in Britain. We read a sliver of what you see each day with headlines starting at you each day at the news stand. It’s revolting for us with the little bit we read, but in Britain it’s different breed.

        I couldn’t imagine having to look at the hyena country loving Mumbles McMutton!

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah, KP unleashed their bots. And its so obvious because if you look at any of their IG posts, the comments and likes are WAY below their followers. Like even the first portrait they released of Kate (the Queen Victoria one), only got 2 million likes and 33k comments. (the next two got around 1.5 million likes and less than 20k comments). For an account that has 13.4 million followers, that’s really off, in my opinion.

      • notasugarhere says:

        KP unleashed their bots and Bot Sentinel did a report on it calling out how many fake accounts he found as a result.

      • Jan90067 says:

        Awww poor sausage! Was that 2M *all* she could afford to buy this month? Guess there wasn’t a lot left over after buying 3 bespoke designer gowns and flying the photographer in from Italy for those horrible pics.

        Heck, there wasn’t even enough left in the budget to curl her whole head!! They had to do only the front! 😄 😄 😄

      • Charm says:

        @botsentinel identified several hundred tweets from inauthentic accounts tweeting these gushy things abt kHate on her birthday so, no……the RF is definitely NOT as popular as their sycophants want us to believe, hence the massive false flag campaigns to prop up these incompetents.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I bought my favorite daughter and her fiancé a set of cocktail recipes coloring books!! They loved them and tried the recipes as well!! Those were a big hit at my house, or their house!! I got pictures sent to me as well!!! With farm animals in hats with cocktails too!!

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        The compliments are paid for. I screen captured identical, verbatim, comments, on their YouTube sight so that I can re-read them later and laugh to myself. Imagine having to pay people to pretend to like you.

    • LaraW” says:

      At this point, Kate has thrown her own goddamn Jubilee.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        And she does it every year too!! We can’t forget how Keen is the king maker, the dutiful FFQ and is coming into her “own”, her confidence and her ability to calm the raging monster of anger by stroking his last remaining 45 stands of hair. Keen is also the one that is the future of The Monarchy and how wonderful she will be once she steps into her Queen duties! She is just taking the correspondence course of How To Be A Queen in the making course. You know, mail can be slow when you are taking the course out of China!

    • Nic919 says:

      British vogue posted an article about Kate’s top ten outfits and the comments on Twitter under that link as hilarious. A lot of people were calling out how much spends and how kids are starving while she wear expensive taxpayer paid clothes.

      • JT says:

        All of that bot buying was for nothing anyway because she still did not trend the whole week. Meanwhile, Meghan was trending for no damn reason on Kate’s birthday. I guess next time KP sends out talking points for Kate’s birthday, they won’t spend the majority of the article talking about Meghan.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      The royal family protects rapists. Every time I hear about someone (Kate, Sophie, etc.) being the one who “comforts” the queen or is the “future” of the monarchy, it makes me sick. That institution should NOT be protected and anyone who “supports” them also supports rapists.

  6. Woke says:

    You know for someone who come from an entreprenarial background like they say and in the business of party planning at that, I wonder why she never positionned herself as a fundraising event experts. Two/Three gala a year that would require her only to show up that would have been a narrative that stick better than the lazy one. I can imagine the excuses oh she has low number of engagements but look at how much money she raise for her patronnage. These people are truly not imaginative.

    • Lily says:

      The entrepreneurial background is a blatant lie. They’re tying so hard to give Kate character and depth, because she obviously has none.

      Her parents are entrepreneurial. Her brother even, despite all the times he’s failed. But Kate studied arts history and never worked let alone started her own businesses. You just can’t claim you parent’s careers as your own.

      • Woke says:

        Of course I was refering to her parents we all know she doesn’t have the range

      • Ainsley7 says:

        Her mother used their business to launder money for Uncle Gary. It was never a successful business by itself. Although, they made plenty of money selling their mailing lists too. So, her parents don’t even have an entrepreneurial background.

      • Robyn says:

        Exactly! I’ve always found that live of thinking so bizarre. My mum is a nurse practitioner and I’m barely competent in first aid lol.

      • JT says:

        Why do they talk about an entrepreneurial background as if it’s a genetic trait like blue eyes or something? Just because your parents had a business, doesn’t mean you have the skills to also run a business. Also, she waited for 10 years for the ring. If she really wanted to be an entrepreneur, she would have been. She had 10 years to come up with something. She did f*ck all for 10 whole years. Stop the nonsense of what Kate could have done. She didn’t.

      • Sparky says:

        What’s wrong with studying art history? It emphasizes strong writing skills and critical thinking. I majored in art history undergrad and then headed off to law school.

      • Nic919 says:

        I think the implication is that she never did anything with her art history degree. One of my good friends from undergrad studied art history and she did actual school work and is now a teacher. Arts degrees always have some value but not in cases where it was really an mrs degree like it was for Kate.

      • BeanieBean says:

        That’s kinda the line of thinking behind the Elizabeth Holmes investment campaign had with the super rich donors. I listened to The Dropout podcast; one guy said that Elizabeth came by the medical entrepreneurial stuff ‘naturally’ because her uncle was a doctor & had his name on a hospital & her grandfather was a successful entrepreneur. So she ‘naturally’ would be successful! Serious, how do people get so stinkin’ rich with such poor reasoning skills?

      • Becks1 says:

        @Sparky – nothing is wrong with art history! One of our most respected posters here is an ArtHistorian (as you might guess from the name, lol.) And one of my best friends from college was an art history major.

        We make fun of Kate for it because she got this degree and then did nothing with it AND there have been no real indications that she actually loves art or that she really knows anything about history. It seems like she thought, what sounds like a fancy degree that would help if I became princess of wales and picked art history.

        Honestly I think we would make fun of her just the same if she had majored in biology and then sat on her butt for a decade after college.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Kate chose to major in Art History at St. Andrews because she knew William had chosen that major (simply due to being a member of the royal family, surrounded by priceless art and artifacts growing up). Of course ironically, Wills ended up disliking the subject matter, and he reportedly considered leaving St. Andrews. LOL!

        Kate and her mother later spun it to the media that Kate is the one who encouraged Will to stay at St. Andrews and major in Geography instead. I doubt that’s true. It was probably royal courtiers and/or St. Andrews officials who shepherded Will into choosing a different major he could feel more comfortable with, i.e., a subject that perhaps involved less intensive studying and memorizing dates which is usually required in studying Art History (plus language requirements).

        So even at that early stage, Kate and her mother were apparently trying to falsely embiggen Kate as peacemaker, problem-solver, and wonder girl CEO! When Will dumped Kate shortly after their graduation, that was the time for Kate to reassess her goals, brush away the ‘Pick Me’ cobwebs, and loosen the ‘marry-up’ pressure grip that mother CarolE had on her ‘Waity Katie’ existence.

    • equality says:

      Do her parents plan parties or just sell plastic waste to use at parties?

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Just plastic waste to fill the landfills. One use plastic, the bane of my existence!

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Pippa and Carole would plan parties at times, but not regularly. Pippa even wrote her PippaTips and some party planning books which spun off hilarity to the point she used Royal lawyers to sue people to stop making fun of her satirically.

        But no, they resell cheap plastic and used royal connections to increase business.

        But really if you can find it… Pippa wrote tips on how to make ice or to use drawers to store items out of sight when guests arrive.

    • Lady D says:

      I mentioned to a friend yesterday about the amount of brilliant ideas this site’s posters have come up with for Kate. This event fund-raising expert is another great idea that she could actually do and do some good in. Plus, doing one fundraiser every three months, allows her time and more time to practice the speech she will need to give. Sometimes I wish Kate would read this site, and at other times realize it wouldn’t matter even if she did. Kate is lazy to her core and proud to remain that way.

      • Jais says:

        Idk I’ve always believed someone on Kate’s team reads this site mostly bc it gives them narratives that need to be spinned in order to counter areas of dissent. Now, if that someone thought there was a good idea on this site and presented it to Kate but it was too much work, then it was prob shot down. Or William shot it down for being presented too patronizingly.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      This is why I place the Middletons below the Kardashians. If you’re going to sell out your kids, at least give them some business smarts. At least the Kardashian/Jenner girls are ALSO successful business women.

  7. Over it says:

    I think the queen would prefer her to put that Steady hand to some actual work. Lazy ass lying stalking mattresses

  8. Mina_Esq says:

    They should have just stopped and put a period after “Catherine would not be doing anything”.
    Also, the narrative that they have the same/similar interests is a bit disturbing when you consider that she likely took on those interests and hobbies in order to appeal to William. Remember that sailing gap year? Yikes. She moulded herself into a woman that she thought he’d like. It’s all rather sad.

    • Sofia says:

      I think it was @Becks1 who said it yesterday that they would have a lot more respect if the palace had just admitted back in 2011 that Kate is going to be a rich SAHM and you’ll only see her when she’s Queen and I agree. Yes we can argue on whether or not she would get away with it but in the long term, maybe it would have been better for them to set the laziness expectation early instead of hyping up that this is the year she’s going to work only for them to finally say 10.5 years in that “sorry but she’s not going to”

      • Couch potato says:

        Yeah, that would havd been much better, without the pay though! Other royal families have some members stepping up for a few engagements and get their expences for the event covered by the king/queens apanage. They could’ve gone for the same if she attended a few engagements with willnot and the public wouldn’t be able to complain about paying for her laziness.

      • Nic919 says:

        They didn’t say that because none of the other royals are openly that lazy and unless the announcement also included a statement that kate wouldn’t be receiving any funds from charles or the taxpayers there would be more pushback. That’s why they keep playing this half ass game pretending that kate does valuable work.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yes! I don’t know if it would have worked or been successful, I think there would have been pushback, but at least they would have been honest, rather than lying about how “next year Kate intends to start working! Really! We promise!”

    • Kay says:

      I agree. I have long thought that their narrative around Kate from day one should be “William isn’t going to be king for a long time, so here is their list of carefully curated patronages that will allow them a modest workload that reflects this. Kate’s will be less because she is choosing to prioritize their young family”. I actually think they could have been successful with it if they’d just committed…keep a smaller-than-expected staff, regularly put out cute SAHM stuff with the kids, and actually put in real effort to a smaller amount of patronages/events.

      The problem is that they just try to gaslight us all into thinking they’re SUCH hard workers. There’s nothing wrong with not having a killer work ethic. My husband and I just welcomed our first kid, and we’ve realized that these years are so short, so neither one of us has ANY desire to go above and beyond for our jobs at this stage at the expense of our family life. Kate and William owe the public for the money it shells out to support them, there’s no doubt, but doing a smaller amount (and doing it WELL) while highlighting their commitment to their kids would probably be much more well-received.

      • Lady Digby says:

        Kay you are so right and I would have appreciated that honesty from both of them. All this ridiculous PR is just making a rod for their own backs and has already backfired because it is much too much , unjustified and inappropriate. All it does is make people echo TQ “what does she actually do?”

  9. Amy Bee says:

    Yeah, it does feel like KP didn’t like the tone of and reaction to the first piece and gave Becky a do over. This one is trying tio hard to convince people that William and Kate are so in love and such a great team just like Harry and Meghan are.

  10. FancyPants says:

    Ummm 99% of people would also not be famous unless they married somebody who was already famous. Isn’t this story basically saying she would be nobody without him? Ouch.

    • Eurydice says:

      Lol, that was my reaction, too.

    • Over it says:

      Let’s be real here, Kate the wait, only got with him because he is a prince and she and her family wanted fortune, fame . Position in society and the Crown Jewels. If she wanted a regular life , she would have married John from the county who’s family ran the horse breeding farm and not the future future king of the uk. Kate Is so full of shit .

      • Ainsley7 says:

        I think Carol is the ambitious one. I’ve always thought Kate was kind of just following orders. I honestly think Kate would genuinely like being out of the public eye. It’s her desire for her mother’s approval that put her where she is. Honestly, Pippa would have been a much better choice for William. She likes attention more, but is still bland enough to not rock the boat.

      • JT says:

        Kate is not following orders. She just isn’t doing what everyone wants her to do. In all of these Kate sanctioned articles it states that Kate wants to be queen, she can deal with the attention because she’s a “steel marshmallow”, and she is prepared for stepping up. She is actively taking a role in her life and she is making decisions on her own behalf. Kate is not working because she doesn’t want to and nobody can make her do anything different. It has nothing to do with being some shy country girl. She likes the attention when all she has to do is dress up and look pretty. She doesn’t like to work. Enough with the infantilizing. She’s 40 and she wants this life. She wanted to be queen, so she chased down her prince come hell or high water.

      • Tessa says:

        Kate wanted this. Kate did not follow orders. She had no career and idled her way through those years so she would not have work to keep her from answering the phone when William called. Kate also enjoys being center stage.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think its hard to say whether or not Kate wanted this. I mean, I think she did want to marry William, she hustled for that ring, her mom supported her but Kate was the one putting herself out there in the see-through dress to get his attention. Kate was the one who didn’t work for a decade so that she could be “available” for William.

        But I think parental expectations can twist our own expectations in a very unhealthy way, and when your mother is supporting you and putting you on a pedestal because she thinks you’re going to elevate the whole family, and you’re told you don’t HAVE to work during your 20s because your family will support you with your shopping and clubbing and vacations, and THIS (catching William) is what you’ve been raised to do, or at least been told to do since you were a teenager….the line between what Kate wanted and what Carole wanted was probably blurred decades ago.

        That’s not to say that Kate is a helpless victim or that she had no choice in the matter etc. Just that things aren’t that black and white sometimes.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate is no victim. Yes, she has a stagemother, but Kate’s ambition is what has led her life path for 3 decades.

      • Nic919 says:

        Carole may have initially set the plan in motion but kate is the one who stayed with the plan, even though William treats her like crap. And her vindictiveness toward other woman, especially her sister in law, shows that Kate has bought in to her hype for years now. Meghan was never trying to get William’s attention from Kate and yet Kate smeared her just the same. Kate likes being seen as the youngest and prettiest royal, but since that objectively isn’t the case anymore, she went after Meghan in the press using racism because kate needs to be seen as the best. This ridiculous birthday campaign is just another example of her out of control ego.

    • Shadowonfilm says:

      My initial reaction reading the headline was “no sh—Sherlock, but reading through the quotes, I think this to be yet another, though perhaps uncharacteristically subtle, swipe at Meghan. Duchess Kate wouldn’t be in a public role without her husband, unlike Meghan who was already a known actress and would have lived a public life with or without Harry. William plucked his English rose (gag) from obscurity, while Harry married a career woman.

      • Eurydice says:

        If it’s swipe, it’s not very convincing. In any normal world, “I married a career woman, who knows how to navigate public life, who can support herself, who is a philanthropist and activist, who has both beauty and brains,” that would be a really good thing.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Kate would have been better off if she had married some garden variety rich due and lived in Belgravia or Mayfair.

      I do not believe for one second that “Kate loves the country life”. I think Kate stays in the country so much to be close to her mommy and because she has no friends, let alone London friends. Other than being polite through gritted teeth, I cannot see anyone in the aristocratic “London Set” wanting anything to do with Kate as Kate really does not have much “to do” with. Think about it: who would you want at your chichi poo-pah London shindig party, Keen Queen or Rose Hanbury, Emma Thynn and the Manners sister?

      • JT says:

        Kate didn’t happen to marry a prince. She literally chased him down. There was no coincidence about it.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She hunted him down at any cost with Uncle Gary’s Shady Money, at at the expense of any sense of self or self worth.

    • Gab says:

      I think she would’ve married another super rich guy if it hadn’t been William and wouldn’t be famous. She definitely would not have wanted to work.

    • notasugarhere says:

      It is such a strange damning with obvious ‘praise’ isn’t it? Aside from Letizia, Meghan, and a little bit Charlene and Kendra Spears, no other royal married-ins were public figures before marrying. Back a generation, Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth.

      • JT says:

        It’s not hard to say Kate wanted this. She did. In all of these sanctioned pieces, they all state that she wanted this. She doesn’t want to work, but she loves the attention and glamour that comes with being royal. If you want a simple country life, you don’t marry the future king of England. Enough people. Acknowledge the agency that Kate has in her life. She made her decisions and she’s sticking to them.

      • Becks1 says:

        @JT – I assume that’s aimed at me, and I also assume you didn’t read my full comment.

        My point was that I think we can’t underestimate the role of parental expectations in this whole thing. Of course NOW Kate wants it. Of course at 25 Kate wanted it. And maybe it was all Kate, all along. I just think its a possibility that at some point Kate took on Carole’s ambitions as her own. That’s not absolving her of agency, its acknowledging that she comes from a messed up family dynamic, which I think we can all agree.

      • JT says:

        @Beck1 I’m just looking at Kate’s actions, and her behavior over the past 20 years of public life and she does not strike me as a person who didn’t want this life, nor a person whose actions are down to some heavy stage momming. Sure, her mother might have been influential in her choices, but looking at Kate standing next William in the dating years, anyone can see that she is pleased as punch to be there. I wasn’t into the royals then, but I’ve looked back at the coverage and it’s very clear to me that being in that circle was a highlight for her. I just think that Carole and Kate are very similar and they both had plan. I don’t believe Kate needed to be groomed to go after Will, nor did she need any convincing. I see where you are coming from though and their family dynamic is unhealthy, but as a beneficiary of that toxic dynamic, Kate seemed to thrive.

  11. TigerMcQueen says:

    Sure, Jan.

  12. Merricat says:

    Imagine your husband proposing to you out of sheer exhaustion, because everyone else said no. Ugh.
    Kate would not be in the spotlight if not for William–that much we can agree on. Everything else is some kind of trippy fairy dust that turns Mean Girls into innocent, good-hearted country girls.
    If she “never wanted to disappoint,” she would have rolled up her ridiculous sleeves and got to work; she would have welcomed her sister-in-law as a family member instead of being a jealous racist; she would have NOT shown up at her grandfather-in-law’s funeral looking like she was hunting her next husband.
    She has accomplished nothing. She contributes nothing. This is what the taxpayers foot the bill for, so Waity Katy can swan around like just being alive is her gift to Great Britain?

    • Cee says:

      Exactly. Other than birthing 3 children, she has accomplished nothing of impact.

    • C-Shell says:

      I completely agree with your exasperation. This crap has gone too far. She’s worse than useless; the only motivation she has is to feed her own ego and to do so by making other women kneel so she can look bigger, never by doing anything or contributing an iota of substance in her meaningless life.

  13. Sofia says:

    Oh I absolutely believe Kate would not have a public life without marrying William and would much prefer to be a rich SAHM mother who spends her days shopping, going to the gym, going on holiday, having beauty treatments etc etc all day. BUT BUT BUT she’s married to the future future king and therefore is expected to have a public role. She might get away with doing very little right NOW but when she’s Queen and all the current working royals except the Wessexes are going to be dead, the spotlight will be on her and her family and they will be told to work – especially since they won’t have Elizabeth to hide behind.

    • HeatherC says:

      And if she decides that she doesn’t want to still? I’m curious, as an American, what happens if she decides to only show up to tiara events and tells everyone to screw off, she’s not doing squat now that she has the ultimate prize?

      • Sofia says:

        It’s genuinely hard to say because we’re talking about something 20 or so years in the future but I doubt she would get away with it to the level she’s getting away with now at least. Like I said, they’ve got everyone else doing engagements so W&K get away with doing a big event once a year because everyone else picks up the slack but once they’re gone, it’s only going to be W&K left so much harder to hide.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think we’ll see the tides start to turn when Charles is king. Right now as the monarch’s grandson, its easy for people to STILL think of William as a young boy, not a 40 year old man. But I think when Charles is king, and the other working royals start to retire (like the Gloucesters and Kents), the comparisons between William as Duke of Cornwall/Prince of Wales and Charles in those same roles are going to be hard to avoid and I think to a certain extent no amount of palace PR is going to be able to cover it up.

        I think things are going to be a sh1tshow after the Queen dies (maybe there’ll be a year or so of quiet, and then all hell will break loose) and I don’t know if William realizes it.

      • notasugarhere says:

        IMO William’s future mismanagement of The Duchy will also be a source of scandal and potential criminal charges.

    • Tessa says:

      She’s not shy about making herself the “star” of the Concert by hitting the same chords and grinning. She did not design and create the Garden but HER picture was shown in “Her” Garden. She posed for fashion shot at Philip’s funeral. She likes attention without the real work.

  14. Barrett says:

    omg the Kate narrative and press stories — what a snooze. I am starting to miss the days of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton…or heck throw in a Kardashian.

  15. Rapunzel says:

    Of course Kare wouldn’t be a public person if she hadn’t married Bill. That’s why she married him: to become a public figure.

    Love has nothing to do with it.

    I’m more than ever convinced this is part of a plan to have Kate left behind by Bill with the excuse that “this was never what she wanted; she tried, but love wasn’t enough to male her up to the role, so she’ll let someone else do it.” Pretend that it’s a noble sacrifice for Kate/Will to separate and for Will to move on and do his duty, unlike that ungrateful brother of his.

    • JT says:

      Exactly. She married William because she wanted to be famous end of. I don’t even think she loved him but he was a means to an end to get to her actual goal of being queen. She was in love with the fantasy of what being with him would do for her. I can’t believe after all of this attention seeking behavior for a whole week, people still want to believe the lie that she doesn’t like attention and she is being controlled. Where!? She LOVES the attention. This whole birthday PR is proof of that. Stop smoking the Kate lies. Kate is showing people who she really is. Believe her actions not the PR pieces.

    • February pisces says:

      I think kate grew up being insecure and invisible. Her mother probably favoured Pippa thinking she’d be the star. She wanted to be famous to prove that she is special and a star. She wanted to follow in the footsteps of the most famous woman in the world, Diana, that’s how badly she wanted it. But most celebs were born to be in the spotlight, not kate though. She just doesn’t have ‘it’.

      But she really thought she would be as big as Diana after she finally married William. She wanted to be the biggest star in the world, whilst doing nothing but sitting around in Norfolk. She doesn’t get it.

  16. Miranda says:

    Again, how is THIS the complimentary narrative? There is nothing inspiring about giving up the life you envision for yourself* just to keep a man. And how do you raise your daughter to think this way? My dad, like Kate’s parents, spent a fortune on private school and generously paid for university (and grad school). If I turned out like she did, he would be disappointed and embarrassed, and he’d probably make me pay back every penny, too. It’s just sad and desperate and archaic. These people really don’t live in the 21st century.

    *Yes, all of us here are very much aware that Kate was groomed for this and was game enough herself to literally show her ass to catch her prince. I’m playing along with their nonsense for a moment for the sake of argument.

  17. Harla says:

    I’ve said this before but I hope that the British public demands that along with a slim-down monarchy and fewer engagements, the funding that the royals receive will be greatly reduced to reflect their reduced workload.

    • Lady Digby says:

      Here is hoping Harla because I am one of the UK tax payers funding this clown show and not feeling the love at having to pay up and wade through nonsense that Kate is the royal equivalent of the Second Coming who is here to save the monarchy!

  18. Jais says:

    The real story is why is she shooting that lovely man the bird? Never put a foot wrong? This pic clearly begs to differ.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I wondered about that as well! And it looks like a double-handed bird! Is that for him, for the photographer, or was she telling an interesting story? (eh, scratch that last suggestion)

  19. Becks1 says:

    *pours one out for William’s hair*

    And I mean…..most people aren’t in the public eye. The idea that she would not be in the public eye if she hadn’t married William isn’t really groundbreaking. If she hadn’t dated and then married William, the whole Middleton clan would be unknown to the vast majority of the world, even the vast majority of England.

    Anyway, of course Kate is just a simple country girl who couldn’t help but fall in love with the prince. She doesn’t want to be Queen, she wants a simple life, but she has no choice but to follow her heart. As Fergie would say, Her Heart for a Compass! As Wallis would say, The Heart Has Its Reasons!

    It’s like a Lifetime movie come to life, except for the part where she stalked him for years.

    • HeatherC says:

      No, the stalking part definitely makes it a Lifetime movie as opposed to a Hallmark movie. I think Hallmark has a series of movies of a “regular girl who falls in love with a prince and gives up everything to go be his queen” anyway.

      • LaraW” says:

        Actually you know what would be really interesting? Writing Kate and William’s “romance” as a horror story— the kind where you don’t like any of the characters yet makes you deeply uncomfortable, but also incredulous due to the sheer absurdity of it. Like a mix between Kafka and Gogol.

        Or maybe just an original Grimms’ fairy tale.

      • Becks1 says:

        🤣🤣🤣🤣 You’re right HeatherC, Lifetime movies have that dark twist to them sometimes (besides Christmas time.) It’s Hallmark that has the cheesy royal romance prince and commoner series.

        And LOL @LaraW…..I could totally see that. Twinges of Talented Mr Ripley or Single White female. “I look just like your mother William. DO YOU LOVE ME NOW?!?!?!”

      • The Hench says:

        I did think her birthday portraits needed subtitling “the first Mrs De Winter” with all that entails 😂

      • Merricat says:


      • Jaded says:

        @The Hench – bingo! And that means the second Mrs. De Winter is going to be the complete opposite of Kate — someone sweet-tempered and humble, without the massive ego and mean-girl persona. And we all know who Mrs. Danvers is…

      • The Hench says:

        @Jaded 😂. Surely you mean Mrs DanversE…

    • sunny says:

      The Fergie quote is perfect! In my head I could hear her voice saying it! All the lols to this position. I have no doubt Kate would have been happy as a rich titled country wife with nothing to do. But her mother groomed her to pursue a prince and that she did and she lacks both intelligence and self-knowledge so she probably never questioned if she would be better off without him so here we are. If you are deliberately going to pursue one of the most famous men in the world due chiefly because of his status well, you probably are ok with fame. *Shrug*

      Why are all their PR efforts so trash? I find it baffling.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate only got the prize as such because so many other women rejected the circus that was attached to William. Kate was fine with it.

  20. Eurydice says:

    It’s so sad, really. No matter how the royal experts try to phrase things, it always comes out as “Kate is average.”

    • Ginger says:

      They definitely push the narrative that Kate is average, she is just a simple country girl. And then push out that Kate is the most perfect princess in all the land and never puts a foot wrong and no one will ever, ever be as perfect as her. It’s nauseating.

      But you are right, no matter how hard the reporters try, she is completely average.

    • Sofia says:

      And the thing is, it’s okay for her to be average. Except for H&M, the rest of the royals are pretty average including the first in line and his wife so there’s no need to push W&K as these glamorous royals.

      • Eurydice says:

        Absolutely. At the end of the day, I think the public wants their royals to be average, to be public but not make waves, to be a comfortable habit. And the RF wants everything to be average – we’ve seen what happens to the tall poppies. So, Will married an average woman, with an average mind and capabilities, who is presentable and couldn’t outshine him even if she tried. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just funny to watch the media try to twist Kate’s story into something that it isn’t.

      • Tessa says:

        But average women have careers, work hard, and raise families. Some put their lives on the line treating COVID patients as doctors. Some serve in the military. Kate is not even average. She is just known for her clothes and hair and makes herself the center of attention at any event she attends.

      • TEALIEF says:

        They don’t want nor need her to be the Windsor family brain trust. They need her to show up regularly to cut some ribbons, unveil some plaques, place some wreaths, deliver coherently 5 to 10 minute speeches written for her, eat some cake, drink some tea, and functionally socialise. Social calendar items that her secretary briefs her on. What the leaker who left was supposed to do instead of engaging in espionage. Didn’t they say her mother brought her up to be perfect at anything she puts her hands to?

        Wrong place on the thread, AGAIN! It’s supposed to be at the end.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      But Kate isn’t even average. If you look at her accomplishments with regards her work projects, attendances and her patronages, she would mark BELOW average. Mumbles McMutton cannot even visit with Dr. Biden regarding the Early Years Project that Keen, to which she thought, would only general thoughts, nothing earth shattering. Mumbles McMutton went with power point bullets with no substance or meat. Mumbles McMutton couldn’t even handle a Christmas special to which she pretended to perform with the musicians and had a backup pianist. Hell, Mumbles can’t even speak proper English!! And how is it a perfectly healthy 39yo ONLY conducted 115 engagements last year, beaten out by a 95yo with TWICE as many?

      Mumbles McMutton is certainly not pulling her weight and she certainly isn’t being scrutinized by the public for her laziness considering the cost she bleeds from the taxpayers. She would be a lousy investment. Until Mumbles McMutton is pressured, long overdue I might add, to perform more duties, it isn’t happening. Not now, not tomorrow and not for the rest of her natural life.

      • Eurydice says:

        Well, I still maintain that the reason she’s not being pressured to do more is because the RF doesn’t care about Kate as a royal career woman. She’s exactly what the press keeps falling back to – a wife and a mom. And I really believe that when Charles scales back the working royals, he will also scale back the number of obligations. There won’t be more for each royal to do; there will be fewer patronages. As for the cost, Charles is already supporting W&K and I think he will continue to do so.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The BRF DO care about her laziness and ineptitude, as well as caring about all this Middleton-run pro-Kate PR. That’s why BP released the info about the Jubilee smack in the middle of this.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate is not very bright and they try really hard to hide it by having her not speak much. She has also aged considerably in the last decade and does not look like the average 40 year old. She looks at least a decade older and the botox and fillers are losing their effectiveness. So if Kate’s not the smartest and she’s not the prettiest, then what does she have?

      • Eurydice says:

        @notasugarhere – I’m sure the BRF don’t want Kate to be inept (at least, not in public), but if they wanted her to do more, she would be doing more. Kate might be naturally lazy, but she has no leverage and she wants to stay in the RF. The issue is that William is also lazy and he wouldn’t want Kate to be seen doing more than he is.

      • windyriver says:

        She’s making the rest of them look bad, at this point. She does so little, nothing constructive, but she’s the one getting the majority of the publicity; she’s actually the exception, but since other royals don’t draw the coverage, people don’t know what they do, their affiliations, how many more engagements they do than she does. Kate’s begun to represent the work ethic of the RF, and it looks bad – especially now that between her health and Covid, TQ is barely seen anymore.

        Will’s the other one so frequently in the news, and he’s hardly any better. And as far as, if they wanted Kate to do more, she would be doing more – well, Will is the heir, you can’t tell me they don’t want him doing more (and doing it competently) but they don’t seem to be able to make that happen either.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Eurydice, I doubt it. Neither the Queen nor Charles will cross William. They didn’t want him to marry Kate, gave him many outs, and he married her anyway out of laziness and spite. But they do not want a lazy ‘modern’ royal pair as the ‘future’.

      • Tessa says:

        I don’t buy her spin and PR so I don’t see her as making the others look bad I think she is making herself look bad.And PR can be bought and paid for. And there are the bots. I do think that despite all the PR, she and william still treated the Sussexes badly. And they have not learned a thing IMO.. And her rolling eyes at the mention of Meghan was not a good look. Her PR is built on trying to make others look bad and its a major fail IMO>

  21. apollocat says:

    Wow, The white coat picture and red dress show the differences one can have if they have endless money for grooming. She looks good in that red dress and she is good which means she wasted a good amount of taxpayer money on her hair and grooming. I wish I had that kind of money to waste. But the thing is pre-Meghan kate cares way more about dress, hair, and makeup. Meghan shows dressing is not that important when comes to charity and that shook kate. Currently, she is dressing like rose, Meghan and her hair dye is like the new blond chick of William. No shy woman will flash her arse in charity and public engagement. They gave her complete whitewash because pictures of kate clearly flashing her underwear from the front side are scrubbed from the net. During that time she constantly flashes and queen and courtiers got pissed at her and ask her to get a princess lesson. That too she half arsed.

    • Cee says:

      Someone posted photos of her flashing and I saw one from the front which shocked me. She wasn’t wearing underwear and you can literally see her lady parts. And she is supposed to be the shy, introverted, classy Duchess?

      • Nick G says:

        Yup I just looked and the photos are still there for everyone to see. 🤦🏽

      • L84Tea says:

        I bumped into that one on Twitter recently and was pretty shocked. I’m guessing a few people saved that one from a long time ago because I doubt you’d be able to find that now. All negative Kate photos disappear from the net.

      • Apollocat says:

        I thought it was photoshopped . If not its gross .

      • Jais says:

        The only thing I can think of when I see those car photos though are who the hell is taking these pictures. That’s so effed up.

      • Babz says:

        I saw those awhile back, too. If that’s photoshop, someone paid quite a bit of attention to detail, which…ewww. They look real to me. As for who took them, some sleazy tabloid photographer who probably made a bundle on them. This was back in the dating days, and she had no security. It’s safe to say that they resurface because people saved them and are using them for their own reasons. The powers that be may have scrubbed them from the web, but we all know that nothing dies on the Internet.

      • Nic919 says:

        The fly ups during engagements are really where she should have been criticized much more. Once is a mistake but multiple times is not and wearing a thong during a work engagement doesn’t seem like professional attire when the risk is the skirt flashing up. Which is why any protocol criticism of Meghan was pure hypocrisy when Kate showed her bare ass on multiple occasions and that’s just vulgar without even applying strict royal protocol.

        It was speculated that she did this early on for William’s attention because it was happening fairly frequently.

    • Rmcgrudiva says:

      Wait, who’s the “new blond chick of William”? Do we have a name? Is that the barrister?

  22. Lily says:

    Here, I fixed it: “Duchess Kate Wouldn’t Be A Public Person If Her Mother Hadn’t Groomed Her To Stalk Prince William.”

    As they say, the devil works hard but not as hard as Kris Jenner. And Carole Middleton, apparently.

    • Tessa says:

      And if Kate had not spent years waiting for the ring, not doing work so she would not miss William’s phone calls.she would have done SOOO MUCH.

  23. Tessa says:

    Same Brilliant Sense of humor. LOL. Like William telling jokes about COVID?

  24. equality says:

    I cannot read any story about K now without looking for the Meghan slur. Maybe this one is basically saying “Kate didn’t want a public life but she still stuck with it, unlike H&M who quit.” It annoys me because K&W are praised for wanting a private life when H&M were expected to not have one. It could also be seen as slamming PC by going on about their long, stable marriage. I’m sorry but “grew up together”? When I started college, I was an adult and had a plan for my life.

  25. Tessa says:

    And she “just happened” to change the dress she was assigned to model to a see through one, knowing Will was in the audience. And she could not “help” rushing out of the University of her choice to transfer to St. Andrew’s. ANd stage the “media events” at nightclubs during the breakup to show William what he was missing.

  26. Belli says:

    I think there’s a hint of truth in the “they tease each other” line. We seen often enough that William’s sense of humour is in making snide comments about other people, including his own wife in public. Kate’s made some similar “jokes” about him in public too.

    It’s not pleasant humour, but look! Something they have in common.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Kate teased Will after she won the yacht race and he was seen scolding her off to the side after. It was what should have been a cute moment of lovers kidding around, but William showed us what he thinks of himself and what he thinks of Kate.

    • candy says:

      He’s negging her, it’s not anything to be proud of.

  27. Tessa says:

    That picture where she dresses like Jecca is creepy.

  28. jferber says:

    So she fell in love with William BEFORE she cancelled her own uni and went to William’s instead? Yeah, that makes sense.

  29. Lizzie says:

    I’m so glad the Sussex have the class to stay out of this marathon big birthday mess.

  30. Veda says:

    Kate has shown her cards with this PR blitz. This is her telling William the Incandescent- I’m here to be the Queen, with you or without you. And her telling the UK- I grace you with my mere existence so don’t expect that I will work for your tax dollars. Suck it plebs!

    Katie behaving as if Chucks and Cams don’t exist. What will be the counter move of Charles, the Petty?

  31. Beach Dreams says:

    I find the framing of this new narrative very interesting. “If it wasn’t for William she’d be living a quiet life”, “if she didn’t fall in love with and marry William she’d have a business”. Add the “all she ever wanted was a country life with an AGA” claim from another story, and it’s like she’s trying to blame him for her inertia. She totally could’ve done this or that, but she fell hopelessly in love with a prince and simply had to devote her life to him…even though he had no inclination to marry her until he had no other options. I dunno, this new angle is just a little peculiar to me, especially after so many months of PR boasting about how perfect she is for the monarchy and how she’s the ideal FFQ and all that.

    • Tessa says:

      And if she had not left the Jigsaw Job (where she barely appeared) because William broke up with her and she got leave of absence and never returned, she would have owned the place. LOL. ANd she would have gotten that baby clothes line she wanted to create a smashing success. But she “sacrificed” and knew she had to be there when William called.

      • lanne says:

        She spent as much time at the Jognsaw job as the average high school student spends on a summer job at McDonalds. You don’t call that kid a “former McDonalds employee” for the rest of their lives. The fact that she has so little work experience is really shocking, but the fact that hasn’t really worked since isnt suprising at all, considering work was a completely foreign idea to her.

    • Jais says:

      Guess it’s the whole she’s the perfect future queen because she never really wanted it. She stumbled upon it by falling in love and then magically discovered she was perfect at it by accident. She never thirstily wanted it and never tried to hard to get it. She just happened to be a perfect queen as if it was destiny.

    • The Hench says:

      Yes, viewed that way it’s a bizarre narrative angle to take. Essentially Kate own PR is saying that she is entirely unsuitable for the job of Queen Consort…

    • Becks1 says:

      It really does feel like the narrative has shifted a bit to explain WHY Kate is so bad at her job. She never wanted to work, she never wanted to be a royal, or a public figure, she just wanted to live in a big country house with her rich husband and her kids and dogs and live a simple life, THAT’S what she knows how to do, so don’t expect her to do anything else. I can’t decide if this is from KP or if its just the press trying desperately to explain her laziness and ineptitude at 40 years old.

      • JT says:

        I think it’s coming from KP but because they are so inept, they don’t realize how bad it’s coming off. People aren’t going to have much sympathy for a 40 year old woman who really wanted to be a simple country girl, but she just had to marry a prince after 10 years of waiting. First off, it’s dumb because this narrative only makes sense if it was a whirlwind romance, similar to Harry and Meghan. You don’t stick around for a decade and then not expect a ring.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        @JT: I actually think this is coming entirely from Kate/Carole. Again, there’s some kind of strange undertone of pinning the responsibility for her ineptitude on William in this narrative. If I didn’t know any better I’d think this was some kind of appeal to him, something along the lines of “See? I could’ve done so many different things but I didn’t because I fell in love with you. I’ve dedicated my whole (adult) life to you.” Maybe that’s just me though; I’m still not *quite* onboard with the the thought that a divorce is imminent. This “Kate could’ve had this life or done that instead” line is very strange to toss out, especially given the circumstances.

      • Nic919 says:

        This is all Middleton press because they never understand how to be subtle and they just go all out with the most beautiful and perfect Kween eva stuff.

  32. Tessa says:

    There are stans that write this nonsense that Kate “succeeded” where other royal women failed. Of course Meghan is shown, and even Diana! I think Kate believes her own PR. She has low work numbers and other women must be criticized to promote Kate. Pathetic.

  33. Bunny says:

    “(S)ources close to Kate” & “One confidante”. Her mother is a busy old bee, isn’t she?

  34. Over it says:

    You know I read on other post about Kate birthday pictures with people commenting she is pretty, well when I look at the real Kate in these untouched un photoshopped, unedited pictures, I just don’t see it . I see a regular looking white girl. These is nothing stunning or beautiful about her

  35. girl_ninja says:

    Speaking to the Mail, one friend emphasised this week that while “the duchess is not one who naturally pushes herself forward, she has ‘come to terms with her position’ over the last ten years.”

    What? How do you even live if you are not pushing yourself forward to some degree?!? She is the most ridiculous create. She’s like a damn Muppet who only functions unless worked by her mother or her jealousy of Meghan. What a life.

  36. candy says:

    Here she is, more than twenty years later still having to combat the narrative of the entire first half of their relationship. She didn’t develop herself at all so of course he’s the center of her universe.

  37. newyorkercats says:

    Sure sure,
    This is a very important reminder, Keen Kwaity was never an introvert woman, she had no problems going party after party WITH William or WITHOUT him. Photos after photos showed her doing so and enjoying it. She was having the time of her life being the GF and using that with her sister getting into places. There were records of Ms. Kwaity trying to purchased a car with discount by using the GF card. Also using the GF card for job position of how she must have a flexible schedule to be available for her high profile bf. Seriously and she is shy? lol
    When she finally got her ring there was a documentary and one of her college friend’s was there WITH permission talking of how excited Kwaity was and wanted this so much to be a princess. Hmm. Not public shy there, look at that? Anyway, Kwaity on every step showed she really wanted this life style, her partying and heavily socializing on parties. There was an article talking about the first year of Keen Kwaity going out with her staff’s wives and partying instead of doing her royal work and getting herself prepare. Even William deep down knew she wasn’t going to be good for this that is why I believe he was still fishing else where even the media knew this that William wasn’t “marrying well”
    What I believe is that Keen Kwaity is getting the extreme heat of the public for not being well liked and criticism she can’t take that well at all cough cough she doesn’t have thick skin. Because the true is kwaity is not country girl, not a shy girl, not an introvert girl and not into attention etc with that BS the media is trying to rewrite and sell us. This woman is very quite the opposite and she’s simply isn’t liked around her peers and the public that is why the constant PR machines are advertising her up. This woman was helping the PR to assassinate against Meghan’s character and she took that era to rise and played the cards “on her favor” but her game irrupted once Meghan spoke!! So really F Kwaity and her mediocre viruses of PR machines!!

  38. ChattyCath says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but I clearly recall that some of Kate’s ‘advice’ to Meghan was that ‘she mustn’t mind if Harry had affairs because William did and it went with the territory. I also think that as non disclosure no longer applies William is terrified of the Middleton potential leakage. They caught him when he was vulnerable

    • Nic919 says:

      She said that to Chelsy not Meghan. But it does confirm that Kate was tolerant of cheating.

      • Tara says:

        Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but I wonder if one of the reasons Chelsy broke up with Harry was because of Kate.

  39. BrickyardUte says:

    The header photo is killing me. It’s the same face my 10 year old makes when he does not want to smile for the camera. We’ve named it the “annoyed beaver” face. 😂

  40. MerlinsMom1018 says:


  41. L4Frimaire says:

    Wonder why Becky English had to write another praise Kate article. Guess the first draft didn’t go down as they expected. William may or may not have other women, but it seems like the SIL he loathes is the one who lives rent free in both their heads, to the point that she was at Kate’s birthday, based on the amount of ink they devoted to her.

  42. ChattyCath says:

    Is that white dress made of mattress stuffing? Just asking for a friend

  43. Gubbinal says:

    She has a lot in common with Melania Trump. But Melania did not seem to care about funding puff pieces. Like Keen, Melania spent her time raising her child.

    Kate is so clearly the child of and wife to narcissists that she must be a narcissist herself–I think that the Middletons believe in primogeniture and threw everything into the My Fair Lady process of creating “Kate.” Hilary Mantell called it 10 years ago: https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v35/n04/hilary-mantel/royal-bodies

    An excerpt:

    Kate seems to have been selected for her role of princess because she was irreproachable: as painfully thin as anyone could wish, without quirks, without oddities, without the risk of the emergence of character. She appears precision-made, machine-made, so different from Diana whose human awkwardness and emotional incontinence showed in her every gesture. Diana was capable of transforming herself from galumphing schoolgirl to ice queen, from wraith to Amazon. Kate seems capable of going from perfect bride to perfect mother, with no messy deviation. When her pregnancy became public she had been visiting her old school, and had picked up a hockey stick and run a few paces for the camera. BBC News devoted a discussion to whether a pregnant woman could safely put on a turn of speed while wearing high heels.”

    • withtheamerican says:

      Melania did try to get fluff pieces written about her, she and Donald the mushroom d*ck are both still angry that they couldn’t get her a cover. I can’t remember who revealed that.

      but she is every bit like Kathy.

    • Yinyang says:

      I never thought of it but it’s true. Melania, though not without many faults, her main concern seemed to be raising her son, Barron, she made that clear right from the start and you could see it in her actions.

  44. Yinyang says:

    She “wouldn’t be a public person” because she couldn’t be a public person. Kate is average at best and without all the money for cosmetic procedures that she’s done over the years she would be blander than bland.

  45. Meg says:

    ‘local beauty of Bucklebury, who never wanted to reveal all of her inner glamour to the world but she happened to fall for her Prince Charming’
    Yep! That’s exactly the narrative they’re trying to sell

  46. Lizzie says:

    Thank you Captain Obvious, LOL. Even married to TOB no one has any interest in her. Her Christmas concert was a flop even after blanketing the tabloids with pic’s of her in her red bow coat. The tabloids have to remind everyone everyday that she even exists. Even the kids either don’t know her (are you the prince?) or don’t care (what about Harry and Meghan?).

  47. E says:

    That face she’s making in the pic with the beret-ish hat has me in stitches 😂!

  48. Beech says:

    Far into the future will her obituary include a mournful “HRH was coming into her own at the time of her passing
    . . “

  49. Stacy Dresden says:

    Omg everyone knows Kate Middleton wouldn’t be “a thing” without being associated with the Royal family.

  50. Jilly says:

    I love the first picture so much. She looks like the GIlly character by Kristin Wiig. I think that should be her picture for every article! LOL!

  51. Linney says:

    I’m so confused. What happened to “the best prepared royal of all time?” Or, “William waited so long to marry her so she could understand her responsibilities and hit the ground running”? Or, “Kate is approaching her role slowly so that she gets it right.” But now it’s, “Oh, no. Kate really had no idea what she was getting herself into.”
    Please. I have nothing against stay at home moms. (I was one myself!) But this narrative of “Kate just wants to be normal and is shocked that so much is expected of her” goes so against all the other PR crap they have been spinning for nearly 20 years. If you want to spin a stupid story, at least stick to the story. But her PR team goes off on so many different directions, it’s ridiculous. Bottom line. Kate loves her kids but other than keeping William’s rages under control, has no intention of ever doing anything.

    • Jais says:

      Hmm the whole Kate had no idea what she was getting into vibe? Just realized that’s what Meghan said in the oprah interview and was slammed for it. So here’s Copy Kate at it again, doing it white, and not being slammed for it. Like this is strait up lifting from Meghan again.

  52. Saucy&Sassy says:

    I haven’t time to read the comments, so I’m repeating someone else’s comment I apologize.

    No, telling us how you’re like H&M will not make us believe it. Hasn’t the Mids noticed that H&M exude their love and their passion for the causes they champion? All of these articles and photos stink of desperation. I would like to know what’s got Kant and the Mids so scared.

  53. The Recluse says:

    I don’t think I can take much more of this without risking diabetes.

  54. JoAnne Carter says:

    What a cute photo of Kate! Much younger and unaware of the camera. I’m sure Diana wouldn’t have had a public life either but for falling in love with a prince. Chelsea and Cressida ran a mile to. I’m sure they were both in love with Harry but when he proposed marriage they could not face a life being dragged in the media.

  55. TEALIEF says:

    All the Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
    Layin’ in the sun,
    Talkin’ ’bout the things
    They woulda coulda shoulda done…
    But those Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
    All ran away and hid
    From one little Did.

    Shel Silverstein

  56. MsThang says:

    Who is the blonde Chopper is seeing, the attorney who is a decade younger? Does anyone know?

  57. teehee says:

    Its now evident that she had he nose super finely reduced. The tip was more “bulby” before– but by no means big-ö however it was bigger than it is now! it was sometime before the official engagement and portraits started.

  58. SourcesclosetoKate says:

    I remember thinking that was a nice hairstyle for Kate at the engagement interview, the sweeping bangs gave her then prominent cheeks a lift. I think that was when KP first got their hands on her.