Duchess Kate & William rolled up to the Irish Guards in a brand new Range Rover

Here are more photos from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to the St. Patrick’s Day parade with the Irish Guards. It’s such a nice, fun event, you would think that Kate would be extra-pleased to do it every year. This year, they seemed to mingle with the wives and children of some of the Irish Guards, including one cute toddler named Gaia Money (I sh-t you not, that’s the child’s name). Gaia first walked over to Kate and tried to grab Kate’s flowers. At first Kate resisted (“they’re mine and I earned them by being very KEEN!”) but then she relented and gave Gaia more than half of the bouquet. Gaia’s dad Lieutenant Colonel Rob Money also jokingly placed his big bearskin hat on Gaia’s little head for a second, which sent Kate into fits of laughter.

As for the buttons… I count nine visible buttons on Kate’s $4,195 Laura Green London coatdress. But honestly, there are TEN buttons. Seven down the front of the dress, one button on each shoulder (part of the epaulettes), then that “phantom cloth button” on the left side of Kate’s chest. Commenters suggested that the cloth button is where the corsage of shamrocks is hung/pinned, and I think that’s right. She paired her crazy-expensive coatdress with repeated Emmy London Rebecca Greenery pumps and a hat by Lock & Co.

Something curious: the Mail section This Is Money noted that Kate and William arrived at the Irish Guards event in a new Range Rover 4X4. It’s not just new, this Range Rover isn’t even available for sale yet. It hasn’t even been rolled out into Land Rover dealerships, and it won’t come out for another month. It’s no secret that Land Rover sponsors the royal family and they have some kind of deal for free cars in exchange for being the “exclusive” vehicle of choice for the Windsors. But it also strikes me that Kate isn’t the only one who has to be bribed to work. Kate accepts bribes of jewelry, clothes, hats, buttons, wiglets and shoes. William accepts bribes of not-yet-released Range Rovers. Also: this Range Rover is a gas-guzzler. What a time to get a new non-hybrid SUV.

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  1. Ginger says:

    More proof that Earthshot is just PR. A new Land Rover and new coat dress for this one event. And also, no outrage for Mr and Mrs Earthshot.

    • Kalana says:

      Private planes, helicopters SUVs, mansions. They’re not environmentally friendly at all.

      The money that funds the Earthshot prizes also come from environmentally unfriendly sources and they don’t even bother promoting the winners. Instead we get pictures of Will and Kate promoting themselves.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        I never heard them say anything about the winner or announce any of the work that the participants are trying to achieve.
        That part was just dust in the wind to them after ES served it’s PR purpose.

    • Merricat says:

      Monarch, rule thyself. Please tell us again the story of how William is stepping up to save the world while simultaneously destroying it. Earthshot!

    • notasugarhere says:

      Earthsh!t if you please. Using the real name, even in criticism, gives it clicks and attention.

    • Tessa says:

      I guess Will thought it enough to wear that “sustainable” green outfit at his Earth event where he looked like he was dressing in a sixties outfit. LOL.

    • Trimdownmonarkyisboring says:

      Way to go Willie! Earthshot, environment protection, helicopters to everywhere, of course, bla bla bla

  2. Amy Bee says:

    And no complaints from the press about their new gas guzzling ride. Mr and Mrs Earthshot.

    • YaGotMe says:

      a 5 second goggle search shows that the new Range Rover SV comes with a hybrid option — I have no way of knowing which engine the one they came in has though.
      Perhaps it is noted somewhere.

      • Amy Bee says:

        If their new ride was the hybrid option, the DM would have made sure to tell us this.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Maybe or maybe not.

        Most Daily Fail readers are anti-woke and hate anything remotely woke. A hybrid Range Rover would definitely be considered woke by the commentariat of The Daily Fail.

      • equality says:

        According to consumer reports the hybrid Landrover still only averages around 21 mpg. The plug in version gets from 19-31 miles on a charge and then reverts to gas engine. They still don’t seem like a very eco-friendly option in comparison to other vehicles that are available.

      • YaGotMe says:

        Oh, nothing about a Range Rover is eco-friendly, they won’t have full electric versions out until 2024. I merely pointed out that there ARE options.

        I can’t pearl clutch too much, the last Amazon order I put in arrived in 4 different boxes and so I would imagine my carbon footprint from Amazon alone cancels out my hybrid car.

      • Chergui says:

        It would be really stupid if they got the V8 engine. I can’t begrudge people loving their petrol engines. I’m I self confessed petrol head but at the same time, if you’re going to get a petrol engine now, make it count! Commuting in a vehicle which gets through that much fuel just seems crazy.

        I also don’t understand why they continue to partner with Landrover. You’d have thought they could get deals elsewhere and I’ve never understood why people think these workhorse vehicles are desirable anywhere but in the countryside.

      • notasugarhere says:

        YaGotMe, IMO only a W&K stan would backtrack with that set of excuses. You are not a public servant living in palaces paid by taxpayers, averaging 100 hours of work a year, and 54 helicopter trips for private use per year. These people are. He has a BS environmental prize, lectures POC about having too many children while he has three, and has an enormous carbon footprint. This is only the latest example for which we will continue to call him out.

      • kirk says:

        Interesting info on Range Rover hybrid. When forced to shop for new car after 20-yr old Dodge died, penciled out Nissan hybrid at 7-yr BE gas $$ using past mileage and would have to give up cargo room for it. Not ideal.

      • YaGotMe says:

        If not hating them = stan, sure, pencil me in.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Amy Bee, it’s the hypocrisy that drives me insane. I really *do not* want to turn every story about W&K into one about the Sussexes and vice versa, but I can’t help it. They succeeded in breaking my brain. I saw this headline and my mind immediately went to the kind of trashing that H&M would receive from the press for days on end if they did this. I know this is all meaningless at the end of the day, but I can’t help it; it’s so gross to me that a country’s media can collectively behave like this and rarely get called out on the blatant hypocrisy.

  3. C-Shell says:

    Gaia’s adorable, and her tiny coat is perfection. Khate’s rictus grin is terrifying. I hope Gaia doesn’t have nightmares.

    • Chloe says:

      That grin..

      She’s doing way too much. It’s so unnatural

      • Cinders says:

        That expression where she holds her mouth wide open is so weird and looks incredibly forced and unnatural (and it is definitely a pose that she holds, rather than a genuine laugh). Her jaw must ache.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Chloe, that seems to be the only facial expression CopyKeen has, as it hides the multitude of cosmetic treatments she has had!!

        As for Gaia, she will suffer from nightmares for weeks with that mouth coming at her!!!

      • RoyalAssassin says:

        It’s the Unhinged Jaw Syndrome….AGAIN. Christ, would she learn to keep her MOUTH SHUT??!!

      • Lorelei says:

        We know that Kate sees many published photos of herself. HOW does she not see by now how batshit insane this over-the-top grinning makes her look? It’s impossible to see all of these photos and not notice that no one else around her is ever grinning like that, or laughing like a hyena.

        At the very least, Pippa must see them and realize it makes her look maniacal; wouldn’t she say something? Or one of Kate’s friends? (I know she doesn’t have many, but there must be at least one who cares enough about her to be honest so she doesn’t continue making a fool of herself on the world stage?) Even CarolE, who we KNOW scrutinizes all coverage of her daughter, can’t see it? There are photos that literally show children looking confused by and fearful of her unnatural expressions…how has this not been addressed?

        Is it possible that Kate genuinely does not realize it comes across as unhinged, and thinks it makes her look ‘carefree’ and ‘fun-loving’ or whatever so she purposely keeps it up?

        The only reason that makes sense imo is that she _does_ know how stupid it looks, but she also knows that her facial skin will sag if she doesn’t maintain the over-the-top grins, so she just keeps doing them.

        But this is not a permanent solution!! And as another commenter here pointed out the other day, the closer she gets to being QC, the more somber events she’ll be attending, at which she will need to keep a sober expression on her face, so what does she plan to do then? Chris Jackson isn’t going to be attached to her at the hip for the rest of her life, fending off every other photographer in the world, and photoshopping her so she’s forever 29 in the media even as decades pass.

        There are other people (celebrities, at least) far older than Kate is — even people who’ve smoked and spent years tanning —who look a lot younger than she does and do not have to walk around grinning like a lunatic at all times in order to keep the skin on their faces from sagging. So how did this happen? Did she get some bad work done at some point that’s somehow irreversible? My impression of plastic surgery (and maybe I’m wrong because I certainly can’t afford to have any, lol) is that almost *nothing* is irreversible if one has enough money to throw at it, and obviously that’s not a concern for her.

        It’s positively baffling to me. If I saw photos of myself looking like that, I would be fcking mortified, and would cease the Joker laughing immediately.

    • Jais says:

      The manic smiling is a lot. No one else ever has that level of enthusiasm on their faces. It gets mentioned on every post but it’s really just a lot.

    • BeanieBean says:

      She’s a sweetie-pie & I found myself admiring her little coat. First, I’m admiring a 95yo’s coat (that green one) now this, the coat of a <2yo. I'm so confused! 😉

    • liz says:

      Gaia is so cute! The grey coat with the red trim reminds me a bit of the beefeater’s uniforms. Her Dad’s hat is bigger than she is and she appeared concerned that it would swallow her whole.

    • Psudohnihm says:

      She says “gimme dat”!
      I love it.

  4. Becks1 says:

    Oh William definitely has to be bribed to work. His bribes just come in different forms – new helicopters, new range rovers, promises from Charles and the Queen that they’ll get rid of Harry, a new house in Windsor so he doesn’t have to see his wife, etc.

    Do Mr and Mrs Earthshot have any environmentally friendly vehicles?

    • Athena says:

      William went to the Earthshot ceremony in an electric car. I’m not sure the press ever referenced an electric car after that, so it was probably a loaner.

  5. Kalana says:

    That looks like a genuine smile on William’s face! That’s the most congenial William has looked around Kate in a while which reminds me -The Express had a super shady headline about Will and Kate for the Commonwealth Service: “Kate and Prince William put rivalry aside as couple unite at Commonwealth Day service”

    I wish Kate would stop doing that pose where she lets her mouth hang open as her version of having fun. It’s almost aggressive how fake she is at these things.

    • AmB says:

      Huh? I only see one shot of him in the post, and his bared teeth are giving me a) Wallace (of Wallace & Gromit) or b) Hannibal Lecter right before he rips somebody’s throat out.

      • Kalana says:

        We have to set our standards low with William. His smile actually reaches his eyes. That’s big!

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @AmB – There is a reason for Bill Cambridge having the nickname “Horse Teeth the Bald”.

    • Harper says:

      In the video of the arrival, Burger King marched right out of the car onto the platform without looking at Kate at all. There was even the standard moment where Kate tried to catch his eye and he had her on Full Ignore per his usual.

      • equality says:

        I noticed that. I guess, she has to get used to walking behind him. He made it clear who is the future monarch and who is just a consort.

    • Denise says:

      I don’t read the British papers anymore but couldn’t resist when you mentioned the headline. I got a good laugh at this, “After the multi-faith service ended, Prince William was spotted protecting his wife from the rain with an umbrella as they made her way back to their car.” and then the picture that shows him walking in front of her and her barely (if at all) under his umbrella. In fact, it looks like there’s someone walking behind her and holding the umbrella for Kate.

      • Nic919 says:

        There was assistant holding an umbrella over kate because William had not bothered to share with her in the video clip. The tabloids are just inventing things to protect those two.

    • Becks1 says:

      What rivalry? Rugby? The rugby rivalry that William himself said he didn’t care about?

      The papers are CHOMPING at the bit to tell us about the real rivalry (i.e. the fact that they can’t stand each other but have to play nice in public) and its getting so obvious now.

    • BeanieBean says:

      That’s not because of Kate, that’s because of cute little Gaia having her dad put his hat on her head. I even prefer his Windsor smile to Kate’s huge fake smile.

      • Christine says:

        Yep, and my little shriveled, dead heart is side eyeing Willnot and Cannot for finding a mixed race child to have a photo op with. This feels extremely strategic.

    • Lorelei says:

      Someone needs to get Bill some Crest WhiteStrips, pronto.

  6. KSK Pamuk says:

    All I got here is the coat dress, the collar, the hat, the entire awful mess. If all this woman has going for her is wearing clothes, why don’t they hire a real dresser with some style. This mess looks like something the Russian KGB wore in the 40’s.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @KSK Pamuk – Most of the time I would agree with your 100% statement with regards to Cathy’s fashion choices. This time around, Kate is at a military parade so a military style coat makes sense. However, I would not have chosen that particular coat.

      • notasugarhere says:

        IMO military cosplay is never appropriate especially at a military event. She hasn’t served in the military, she isn’t wearing a uniform. Her military cosplay is offensive.

      • BeanieBean says:

        nota: good point. I noticed none of the female family members at the event are wearing military cosplay, just Kate.

      • equality says:

        Princess Anne and Prince Edward get fake uniforms. I wonder why Kate can’t get one.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate never serving despite having ample time to do so but wearing military style cosplay is the kind of thing they do in authoritarian countries. It is very fascistic to play act as military and many countries try to avoid having the head of state or their representatives paraded around in fake military gear. The BRF should stop this dumb practice of their faux military gear if they want to continue to at least pretend it is a democracy.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      I can’t get over the different greens!! My gawd, it’s enough to make you lose your lunch…..🤢

      There should be a disclaimer with regards to CopyKeen!! A NSFW tag would be helpful!! Between the greens and the maniacal smile/laugh/insert all-of-f#cking-time would be helpful!!

    • The Recluse says:

      You know she’s got to be gaunt to look so freaking lean in that coat. Scary thin.

      • Christine says:

        Yeah, she has moved into disturbing territory. We know Diana was bulimic, at various times of her life, but Diana never looked like she was going to be blown over by a stiff breeze.

        Kate, you aren’t actually proving a point. Please believe me, you are just dying, in plain sight.

      • Christine says:

        I can’t, a toddler has a thicker waist than Kate. A TODDLER.

  7. CourtneyB says:

    Since Gaia appears to be biracial (I’m guessing that’s her mom in blue) I wonder if Kate and William had thoughts. Or if Gaia’s parents did.
    She’s really adorable and her dad looks so happy goofing with her.

    • Kalana says:

      I wonder what Gaia’s mom thought about Kate and William. I’m sure Gaia’s parents had their own thoughts.

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      I’m wondering who arranged to make sure the Keens meet Gaia and her mum, because it’s just so…convenient…how many times the RF has been ‘working’ and pictured with Black people since H&M revealed the concerns about Archie’s skin color. It’s almost like someone plans it. WEIRD.

      • equality says:

        Good question. Did the guards pick her out as a nudge to W&K or does KP have an advance person who goes in and picks out the children?

      • Lemons says:

        No diversity czar or diversity at KP, but someone white realized that in 2022, they need to at least pretend to like people with a darker skin tone than cappuccino foam.

      • Princessk says:

        Gaia’s mother has Jamaican background and Kate chatted to her about the forthcoming tour to the country.

      • Christine says:

        Agreed, TigerMcQueen. I didn’t read far enough into the comments, it’s so…convenient.

    • Jais says:

      Wonder if Gaia’s mom was sending a message with the blue dress in that gorgeous shade. She looked great and was giving very Meghan under an umbrella vibes from the coulda had a bad b*tch tour.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Jais, great eye!!! I didn’t put it together until you pointed it out!! I wonder what Gaias Mum thought of CopyKeen for her treatment of Meghan…..I bet she was thinking how she would like to slap CopyKeen as a stance of her disrespecting Duchess Meghan!! As there are so many face-slapping antic of racism of Salty Petty Island!!

    • Eurydice says:

      If W&K had any thoughts at all, they would have been that it’s OK to meet and greet POC for a couple of minutes; it’s not OK if they marry into your family.

      • ElleF says:

        Gaia Money, flower liberator, stands on ceremony for no one lol

        I hope she’s the first UK President!

    • Princessk says:

      Yes, l hope seeing this mixed race family, who will definitely know about all the racism allegations, pricked the Cambridge’s conscience. The father looks a bit red headed too, lol!

  8. Layla says:

    Gaia didn’t want to give Keen the flowers at all. Keeny just took them and poor little Gaia ran to her mom hugging her knees. And then I think after that that’s when Gaia decided “b*tch took my flowers, imma take ‘em back”

    • Kalana says:

      Meghan always gives the child a flower from the bouquet. Kate probably thought about how the Gaia was messing up her photos.

      • Princessk says:

        Such a nice touch. I bet Kate or her minders read this and next time we will see Kate taking flowers out of bouquets to give children.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Gaia actually ended up with both bouquets at one point!

      • Layla says:

        Deja vu… how long before we get reports from Keeny’s lookalike Camilla Tominey stating Gaia made Kate cry?

  9. Kaye says:

    Kaiser, you should do an article that has ONLY pictures of Kate when she’s doing that manic expression. It could be titled “Kate Enjoys Her Work Keenly” or something.

  10. caitlin says:

    I’ve also seen them in an audi suv & various cars. I guess seeing them in a Land Rover vehicle indicates they are “working”……

  11. Ennie says:

    How thin is she.

    • Chaine says:

      I was noticing her waist is the same size as that toddler’s in the side shot.

    • AMJ says:

      I thought I was the only one to notice it. She looks tiny, and that’s wearing a coat. Her chest turned almost flat. I don’t like her, but it is worrisome.

    • The Recluse says:

      Scary thin.
      I sure hope she’s taking vitamins.

  12. Lili says:

    Gaia is so Cute! the first time i saw her she looked mixed race, i wonder if the lady in blue is her mother? i don’t want to think they had to wheel out the person of colour to try and clean up their image, this won’t change many minds or make Meghan bring Lily over for you to play with

    • rawiya says:

      Every single one of the Brits met with black people this week: Sophie made sure to get photos in New York, Edward was with some Barbadians, the Keeners at the commonwealth service. It’s like they’re all doing practice runs for the tours when they’ll be forced to interact with black people for more than 10 minutes. Oh, and the photos prove that they’re very much not racists. Eyeroll.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        How utterly disgusting that they are probably preparing themselves to be in the company with POC!! Entire families that are POC!! Apparently they need to take small doses to acclimate as to how act so that their utter disgust and shock are not seen as blatant!!

        My gawd, you would think that with all of their engagements they have met at least more than one POC, but I guess not. When you average working 100 events a year, with the same repeats, you certainly have not expanded your roster!

  13. rawiya says:

    She’s really overdoing the faces around black people, isn’t she? Practice for the tour next week? I guess wide-open mouth is better than rolling eyes, so…

    • Over it says:

      Do you think she is looking at this beautiful little girl and wondering if this is what Lili looks like? Because no one will ever be able to convince me unless I hear it directly from Harry or Meghan that Kate has met lili yet. I am still praying that the only time she and her husband have ever seen her is in the Christmas card that they shared with the world. This is my dream .

      • BeanieBean says:

        Possibly. Her dad is that red-headed fellow.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Nope! CopyKeen can’t fake that much curiosity or care with regards to her niece and nephew. CopyKeen can only focus on her SWF boards and pie charts!!

  14. Sofia says:

    Gaia is adorable. That’s all.

  15. Eurydice says:

    I guess I can’t be too critical this morning. It looks like this was a nice event and people had fun. W&K showed up and did whatever it is the RF does at events like this. It doesn’t seem like anybody said anything stupid, which is a welcome change. If Range Rover has had a long-standing promotion deal with the RF, I don’t know that I’d call it bribery to get them to work – it’s about marketing a new British product. Still, I don’t think the RF need any more cars – it would be nice if they donated this one (or maybe one of their older ones) to a charity.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      @Eurydice – I do not think that the cars used for transportation in this type of engagement are the personal property of the Royal Family. I would be willing to bet that Range Rover has a “lend-lease” deal with the different palaces. Range Rover “lends” cars in exchange for the free publicity. I really doubt if the Range Rover used in this engagement would or could also be used privately by Horse Teeth the Bald in Norfolk for his gardening and Rose Bush trimming activities.

      • Eurydice says:

        Yes, this seems very likely. Celebrities have all sorts of marketing deals for products. My main point is that I don’t see this as a bribe to get W&K to work – part of their “work” is to promote British brands. It can seem a trivial sort of work, but the monarchy doesn’t have much else to do these days.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        @Eurydice – Was not in any way criticizing or taking issue with your statement. If my post came across like this, I apologize.

        I was just trying to make the point that I do not believe that Bill 0r Cathy own these particular “Rovers” personally.

        Question to any CBer from an ignorant Yank: Is Range Rover and Land Rover the same company?

      • Jan90067 says:

        I’m sure BB would NOT want to be using a recognizable car when gardening. Even having to schlep RPOs, I don’t think he’d take the “official cars” for it. TOO conspicuous.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They use the rovers in their personal lives. Driving them to polo events, eventing, their PR driving the kids to school, and Kate tooling around Berkshire in a range rover. They have multiple range rovers, at all their locations, for their personal use.

      • Eurydice says:

        @BayTampaBay – no worries, I didn’t think you were being critical of me. I appreciated your point.

      • Jaded says:

        @BayTampaBay – The Range Rover family refers to a 4-vehicle lineup within the Land Rover brand’s full 7-vehicle lineup. The other three vehicles are part of a distinct Land Rover Family.

  16. Nic919 says:

    There was a photo of Kate patting Gaia on the head as she was turned away which was taken by Chris Jackson, but that photo doesn’t seem to be included in this series. Have they pulled it from circulation? It wouldn’t shock me if they did because it’s not a good look for kate to touch a child’s head kind of like a pet.

    • Jais says:

      I tried to look for that pic but didn’t see. Maybe it was taken down idk?

      • Aurora says:

        I don’t like how that little girl is being treated like a prop. The way that man is plopping that big hat on her head is giving me weird vibes. There is actually a picture of Keen patting the little girl on the head like a pet.

      • Eurydice says:

        The picture is in the photo link above, at the beginning of the piece. It leads to a People article, which ends with more blah, blah about how Kate is feeling “broody.”

      • CourtneyB says:

        @aurora the man was the girl’s father.I thought it was a cute moment as she probably thinks her daddy looks so funny in the hat.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yup, the pic of her touching the girl’s hair is in the People link. Also, just in case anyone doubted, these pictures were taken by Chris Jackson, hence the photoshopping. I think @Harper was right the other day when she said kate is going to refuse to work unless chris jackson is the photographer lol.

      • Nic919 says:

        The pic of her dad putting the hat on her head is fine since it’s her own dad. I am referring to a photo of kate patting Gaia on the head as Gaia is looking away. Kate doesn’t know this child and patting her on the head wasn’t appropriate. She’s a child not a dog.

      • Jais says:

        Thanks Becks1. And I think you’re right about Chris Jackson being the only photographer she will work with. But how does that not annoy other members of the rota?

    • swirlmamad says:

      Ol’ girl was getting DRAGGED on Twitter for that. And rightly so. Every black or biracial woman will tell you — DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR. And as the black mother of 2 biracial girls, I’m positive that little girl’s mother had feelings about it too…she’s not a pet for you to pat on the head. So many people mentioned how it’s offensive bc it’s basically akin to her petting the dog. It just looks awful, and clearly she has no real interactions with POC because she would know not to do that otherwise. My white friends definitely know that is a big no-no, lol.

      • Nic919 says:

        It was poor form of her to do this. But it really does confirm what we have been saying about them using persons of colour as props in their “I’m totally not racist” PR photos that they haven’t learned anything at all.

    • Chrissy says:

      Or checking out the texture of little Gaia’s hair. She needs to keep her hands to herself. The damage has been done. We see what you’re doing!

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I guess the “diversity czar” is just an urban myth, as these interactions clearly show either CopyKeen didn’t pay attention OR doesn’t give a sh!t about who she demeans and/or degrades!!

        @ swirlmamad, I am glad she was dragged!! Too bad they didn’t use their new RR to do it immediately after the ceremony!! That would have been fitting given her behaviour!!

    • Athena says:

      2022, you just don’t touch someone else child.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Nic, if somehow we could know for a fact that this interaction was spontaneous, that Gaia and her family just happened to be standing in the right place at the right time, I’d probably think the whole thing was adorable.

      But it is just too obvious that this was staged. A Black mother, with her white (possibly ginger?) soldier husband, and their beautiful little biracial daughter who is so insanely cute that neither William or Kate can stop smiling at her? All conveniently riiiiiight in front of the bank of photographers? Please.

      Every one of us knew immediately upon seeing these photos that it was very clearly planned and not at all an organic interaction. (And even with it being planned in advance, Kate STILL didn’t know to just give the little girl the flowers? Seriously? I can’t with her)

      Palace PR definitely thinks the peasants are dim enough to fall for this crap and a small percentage probably is, but imo W&K only make it worse for themselves with these stunts. All it does is revive conversation of the very much not a racist family and said family’s treatment of its sole member and her children.

      They are just so, so stupid.

      • Nic919 says:

        No coincidence that Chris Jackson was in the best position to grab those shots. This was planned there is not question.

        But the karma we are seeing with them having to cancel one of their tour visits already just shows that this game won’t last forever and not outside of the UK.

  17. Over it says:

    Kate took one look at Gaia coat with those buttons and said, you think you can out button me and then try to take my FLOWERS? I will show you, no one gets to have more buttons than me little girl

  18. Julia K says:

    You had me at ” Kate accepts bribes”. I thought it was against protocol or is this a waiver just for the future queen? Examples?

    • Red Weather Tiger says:

      I think she meant that Charles has to bribe her to work by buying her new clothes in order to get her to do anything. She usually only ever appears to events in new clothes—despite owning many, many other very similar items—so the assumption is that she gets inspired by spending Chuck’s fortune on herself.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It isn’t his fortune, he doesn’t own the Duchy of Cornwall. They get an allowance out of the Duchy for annual expenses including her ridiculous clothing. When they go on tour, it ends up being the Foreign Office that pays for her offensive ‘ethnic’ clothing disasters.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Kate takes loads of freebies through her family – when she isn’t supposed to accept any at all. Clothing, fur hats, jewelry. They’re sent to Pippa or Carole to be given to Kate to wear publicly.

      • Julia K says:

        Thanks! I did not know this is how she gets around the rules. So Carole and Pippa are in on the goody bag grift? And the DM just ignores this, right. Ah, the contract. If course.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Kate also took freebies directly pre George. Then she started getting them through her family.

      • Nic919 says:

        Emily Andrews was threatened by their lawyers for pointing out freebies a few years back. And let’s not forget the freebie jewelry kate got on her trip to Ireland with the items being promoted in IG right after.

  19. Andrea says:

    Gaia is PRECIOUS 😍

  20. kelleybelle says:

    Again, something must be uproariously funny. The travelling coat-dress indeed.

  21. Dawning says:

    Well they have to do the rictus grin because the resting b!tch face is so much worse. The RBF shows all the sags and bags.

  22. Tessa says:

    The gurning of Kate again at a service.

    • Chrissy says:

      OMG, she’s so inappropriate. She shows no gravitas or class ever. Her OTT behaviour is juvenile and such an embarrassment, and that’s saying something considering the shit show that is Pedo Andy, Chuckie selling honours and the elevation of Chuckie’s mistress Camilla to the FQ. How does anyone take her seriously and why is this allowed to continue? The only good thing about her behaviour is that she contributing the tradition of the royal laughing stocks and hopefully the implosion of the BRF.

  23. Lurker8 says:

    If Kate relies so much on wide-open mouth laughing to keep her face from sagging in its resting phase and depends on Chris Jackson to photoshop all the pictures he takes of her then it must be a shock for people to see her in person.

  24. beeboop says:

    She needs to close that cakehole. Buttons has definitely eaten more bugs than the average human with all the time she spends posing with her trap open.

    • Anna says:

      Imagine if Meghan laughed like that at events? They would never stop writing how peasanty and embarrassing she acts.

  25. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Off topic (maybe?) but here’s the definition for Gaia:
    She’s the Greek Goddess who is Mother Earth or the Mother of all life. The Wiccans also revere her
    Little Gaia is ADORABLE

  26. Jaded says:

    I hope the Range Rover model they were using is electric as the 4×4 comes with an electric powertrain. The Lazybridges are about to go an area of the world where poverty is endemic so getting flashbulbed in a $180K vehicle is not good optics. But they’re both too stupid to realize it.

  27. Buttons says:

    She must get paid by the button

  28. Em says:

    Gosh her face looks incredibly puffy and her veneers are so huge. She really has had a lot don in recent year. Good lord.

  29. Asking for a friend says:


    Eew, don’t use the baby as a prop.

    Her hat and coat don’t quite match and it’s like nails on the chalkboard for me.

    Thinking about my friend in Northern Ireland and how he would find this a repulsive display.

  30. Alex says:

    I think Kate looks lovely in the coat: the different and not in-your-face green tones, the touch of velvet. I even like her makeup and hair. That’s all.

    • notasugarhere says:

      She has multiple green coat dresses. Ordering yet another bespoke one is a complete waste, much like Kate. Hours of 300/hour to the hairdresser to tie her weave in to knots to try to get desperate attention for herself. As for looking lovely? I’d advise looking for non-photoshopped pics like the ones Kaiser has shared. The amount of skin and face smoothing that goes on in post-production on Kate is remarkable.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      So, you like well tailored, expensive clothes (me too) and photoshop.

  31. SourcesclosetoKate says:

    Can’t stand her!

  32. Kit says:

    First stop Belize isn’t going so swimmingly. Locals said no to the usage of their football pitch to be used as a helipad as villagers weren’t allowed on 12,000 acres preserve that was once communal land.


    • SAS says:

      Ahhhh this is brilliant! How is the royal press going to spin it when there’s such informative articles already out?

      And how are there fuckups with this most basic kind of thing (organising permissions to go where you’re scheduled to be going) when it’s been in the works for over a month? Makes W&K look reallyyy dumb. (lol)

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        The BM will force a narrative so many times it’s all their residents will remember. Other articles get drowned out. That’s how.

        But yes. There’s so much good coverage detailing how awful and unwanted the Cambridges are. Waiting for the “we want Harry” slips in articles.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      I love this article. Thank you for sharing!

      Once the queen passes many nations will leave the commonwealth imo. Then I’m betting the bigger ones will start pulling away. My guess is Scotland will before William is King.

  33. blunt talker says:

    The country of Belize tour will be cancelled for Kate and William’s Carribbean tour-they accuse the monarchy of colonialism. they do not want a visit from the royals. I feel sorry for the royals going over trying to pretend they love and care about poc.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      blunt talker, I feel sorry for all of the poc who have to listen to these two. I assure you that the Shamebridges will have no problem saying whatever they want because they are “very much not” racist.

    • aftershocks says:

      ^^ The first planned stop on the Belize tour was cancelled, not the entire tour. Sadly. The Lamebridges already arrived in Belize and awkwardly posed with insincere expressions, for a photo with the Belize Prime Minister and his wife.

  34. Kazzzzz says:

    Why is her mouth always wide open?
    She must swallow a lot of flies.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Kate’s face sags a lot when it’s at rest. The open-mouthed grin acts like a face-lift.

  35. Mrs. Smith says:

    Hahaha—“Prince William Leave Our Land!” Go on Belize!!!

  36. Jaded says:

    Yayyyy Belize!!!!!

  37. Rapunzel says:

    Are they not going to Belize or is it just a particular event canceled? I wasn’t clear. It seemed like it was just an event but then it also seems like they’re unable to land? Hahaha.

    Even People Mag reported it. But nothing on the Fail.

    • Nic919 says:

      I’m sure this will be covered tomorrow so I don’t want to thread Jack other than to say it was just the one event that was cancelled.

    • Kit says:

      There are other Belize events. These VIP visits take up host nations’ resources. The host nations don’t get favorably trade deals or better immigration policy out of these visits. Windrush is still the de facto policy. Reparation is a fantasy as host nations provide the upfront security and logistical costs for royal drop ins. UK foreign aid to these poor countries has been gutted these past several years.

      The major criticism regarding many western environmental initiatives is they don’t take in local concerns and how policies have negative impact on local people. Often times, most affected local people have no agency and the means to make a living. Good projects make sure things are sustainable and local people benefit economically, not just some well off and well connected Commonwealth/government country reps.

      I never was comfortable with these royal tours in poor countries even when Harry and Meghan did them. The royal press corps treat these small nations and the people as if they are a backdrop. There’s little understanding of complex geopolitics and societal challenges here. There are some discussion involving a few sentences/paragraphs in an article, but mainly it’s really about the royal soap opera. In Harry & Meghan case, lots of shades to sell the tabloids.

      It’s the same old story. Rich people win. Poor people forgotten and left behind.