Tominey: Princess Kate ‘is now the Diana figure that we have been missing’

Far be it from me to note the very real panic creeping into Salt Island’s post-QEII royal coverage. But there is a shift in the air, the dawning realization that the Firm is made up of several septuagenarians, plus the Wessexes and the Waleses. There will be most focus on Queen Camilla in the months to come, and the Countess of Wessex is already trying to publicly lobby for more attention. But the fact of the matter is that a national press is about to turn its focus on Prince William and Kate’s situation and marriage in an even bigger way. William has positioned himself as a Tory stooge, meaning the right-wing press has a vested interest in protecting their useful idiot. I’m just not sure that consideration extends to Kate. I thought of this as I read Camilla Tominey’s coverage of how the “wives of Windsor” are the new stars of the big show. Yes, Queen Camilla, Sophie, Princess Anne and Kate. The new “girl power” dynamic, as Tominey calls it. Infantilizing.

Safe hands: From Anne’s steely work ethic to Camilla’s role as the King’s rock, and with Sophie and Kate both bringing a welcome dose of normalcy to this more than 1,000-year-old institution, the newly-slimmed down Firm appears in safe hands. Once the former Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were viewed as the “fab four”. But with Harry and Meghan now off the scene and the disgraced Duke of York relegated from senior royal life, the Crown is more dependent on girl power than ever before. It might not quite be a case of “Charlie’s Angels”, but it certainly comes close.

They’re worried that Charles, William & George will be boring: That’s important when we’ve not only lost the grandmother of the nation but also face the prospect of three male monarchs. Of course, there is nothing wrong with an overtly alpha line of succession – but history from Nefertiti to Grace Kelly suggest that it is princesses who maintain the fervent interest in the royals, as well as making them seem relatable to the public.

Kate is not Diana: As the wife and mother of a future king, Kate, 40, is now the Diana figure that we have been missing since the Princess of Wales title was set aside with her death 25 years ago – highly photogenic, deeply maternal and with a likeability that appeals to people from all walks of life. Unlike Diana, however, she has the self-assuredness that comes with a stable family background – and 10 years of experience as a royal girlfriend before she even married William, 40. With more now expected of the couple – and the Prince of Wales needing to act as his father’s “liege man of life and limb” – he will become increasingly reliant on the wise counsel of this level-headed and unflappable future queen.

Kate will be compared to QEII, not Diana? As she grows into her more senior royal role, comparisons will inevitably be made not with Diana, but Queen Elizabeth – who, like Kate, gained a reputation for never putting a foot wrong. The Princess of Wales shares the late monarch’s mild-mannered nature, as well as her aversion to conflict. As we witnessed during the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, which reunited William and Harry just a month after that Oprah Winfrey interview, Kate is the Royal family’s most natural peacemaker.

Camilla is the power behind the throne: Those viewing the Queen Consort as a sort of jovial “plus one” misunderstand her influence not only on the monarch, 73, but also his court. It was Camilla, for instance, who insisted on the appointment of former newspaper executive Tobyn Andreae as the King’s new spokesman – a move that apparently even blindsided Sir Clive Alderton, the monarch’s long-serving private secretary. As one royal insider explained: “I think there is a sense that behind the scenes, it’s largely the Queen Consort who is running the show. She makes a lot more decisions than people think, especially with [former aide] Michael Fawcett out of the picture. She’s a stabilising and reassuring presence for the King. She makes him laugh and they have a lot of shared history together. He adores her and truly believes that she is the only person on earth who truly understands him.”

[From The Telegraph]

Charlie’s Angels = A rottweiler, a Keen peacemaker, Sophie the boring and Anne the hard-working. What a complete mess. This is also why there’s been so much coverage of Harry and Meghan since QEII passed away too. It’s not just that Charles and William were actively briefing against Harry and Meg, it’s that the British media knows that they’re stuck with some of the most unglamorous and uninteresting women in the country. Surely, we’re done with Kate’s keen peacemaker narrative now as well? Kate is a peacemaker without a poker face, who openly seethes and freezes out the women she hates. That’s not a peacekeeper, that’s a Mean Girl.

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  1. BUBS says:


    • Jp says:

      Yep, legit laughed out loud at the headline.

      • Laura D says:

        +1 😆 😆 😆

      • First comment says:


      • SugarHere says:

        My sentiment regarding the assumption that Karen of Wails = Lady Diana: 🤔 🤭 😁 😄 😂 🤣.
        Every time Camilla Tominey writes or utters a word, it feels like the Cirque du Soleil is performing in town.

      • Lolalola says:

        Yep. Thank goodness I didn’t have a mouth full of coffee when I read that. Diana had more kindness and grace in her little toenail than Kate has in her entire body.

    • Eleonor says:

      + massive eyeroll.

    • teehee says:


    • Liz Version 700k says:

      Diana Suprano?

    • B says:

      OMG @BUBS I laughed at loud at this too! Especially the peacemaker part! Even Tominey the notorious liar couldn’t bring herself to claim Kate played peacemaker during QE2’s funeral when there are so many pics of Kate seething in rage. She had to reach back to Philip’s funeral to sell that lie.

      But on a serious note. The establishment (UK govt, press, firm/BRF) is notoriously misogynistic and yet at the prospect of all male leadership they are desperately grasping for women. Since 1990 there hadn’t been a single female Prime Minister until 2016-2019 with May and now Truss in 2022. Both the Press and the firm keep trying to push out royal women and make them the face of the monarchy but I doubt it’s working or selling with the current white female royals. Its so odd to me that institutions that clearly devalue women and give them less rights for things like inheritance should so desperately want women to lead and represent them.

      Queen Victoria ruled from 1837-1901. Queen Elizabeth II ruled from 1922-2022 so in the last 185 yrs only 21 of those years were ruled by men. Hmm perhaps this is the true legacy of all that Queendom? Even the most conservative right wing Tory feels more comfortable bowing to a woman? It so hard to figure out their oddness when they lie to themselves and the world constantly.

      • Joanne says:

        Queen Elizabeth became queen in 1953. She was 96 when she dies so she did not rule for 100 years.

      • CourtneyB says:

        Elizabeth ruled from 1952-2022 not 1922. So since 1837 women have reigned all but about 51 years. Edward VII (1901-1910), George V (1910-1936), Edward VIII (1936), George VI (1936-1952).
        @joanne She became queen in February 1952. Her coronation was in 1953.

      • ElleV says:

        I suspect it has something to do with the “glass cliff” phenomenon, where institutions tend to promote women to leadership when things are going badly

      • booboocita says:

        Both Victoria and Elizabeth II wielded enormous soft power — the power to persuade, not to coerce. If the monarch had any hard power — power to raise armies, declare war, etc. — you’d better believe the deranged Tories in power now would be exclaiming about the marvelously strong but benevolent iron fist of Chucky Boy.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        The reverence for the monarchy is based on pomp and circumstance, and glittering gilded relics from a past empire — and those “look better” on women than men. In this day and age, people don’t want to see an elderly man wearing fur capes and diamond crowns, but it’s still acceptable to see women doll themselves up in excessive jewels, as well as being placed on a pedestal for doing absolutely nothing. The patronizing adoration of useless royals who don’t really DO anything of substance is much easier to swallow when the object is female. Society will excuse females for wearing diamonds, and not having a real job, and not saying anything of substance.

      • Nic919 says:

        Exactly Mrs Krabapple. A prime example is how Kate gets away with being incredibly lazy because she is skinny and wears jewels.

    • usavgjoe says:

      Kate is on her way out and she knows it… because now that William really thinks he’s THE MAN since he has a little more change in his pockets from QE2 kicking the proverbial bucket — he got pruning the rosebush(s) on his mind. Kate is definitely no longer apart of the equation. Even when the QE2 was at the Jubbly she was ignoring Kate, and talking to everyone but Kate… go back and watch the balcony footage.

    • DouchesOfCambridge says:

      It seems im not the only person laughing out loud to this post’s title LOL

    • LittlePenguin says:

      I see that the reaction I had (And even my husband had when I read the headline to him) was right on the button!

    • kelleybelle says:

      Yep, rolled my eyes so hard I think I broke something.

    • bettyrose says:

      Girl, you’re gonna hurt yourself. Remember to breathe.

    • Thelma says:

      Me too…I thought I had read it wrong. Where’s the warmth, empathy and kindness of Princess Diana? Kate is better off forging her own path as she can only suffer through a comparison with the former Princess of Wales,

      • Kate at almost 41 years old hasn’t done anything worthy of mentioning. When Diana died at 36 she was an accomplished princess and renowned global humanitarian. Everybody worldwide wanted a piece of her; such was her impact that when she died a tragic death the world mourned her loss. 25 years on she’s still remembered for her great contribution to humanity. Such was her legacy. What is Kate’s legacy? Nada. So Camilla Tominey STOP insulting the memory of Princess Diana. You’re a big liar. How much did Carole give you this time ?

    • Another Anne says:

      lol, Mama Middleton has her hands all over this one. The giveaway? Re: Kate “she has the self-assuredness that comes with a stable family background’ LOL

      The fact is that the male royals have always been a deadly dull lot, and the only one that the public found interesting is the one that the British media drove away. Now that they’ve driven away the couple people were actually interested in, they need to find something new to write about. Good luck with that.

    • NotSoSocialB says:

      Yup. Absolutely laughable. Utterly ludicrous gaslighting.

  2. BlackFemmeBot says:

    Kate looked like a Disney villain at the funeral, that’s all I got to say.

    • Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

      I agree, and the fact that there are so many shots with her face cinematically framed like she’s in a movie in the 40’s?! I did laugh out loud at the headline. As if!!! 😂

    • goofpuff says:

      You can definitely tell which photos were photoshopped since they removed a lot of her jowls and wrinkles which are clear in video.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Omg the photoshopping has been even more obvious than usual with these funeral photos. It’s honestly embarrassing for Kate because we all know she looks nothing like that.

    • Nic919 says:

      Celebitchy tweeted a Disney villain comparison yesterday with Kate in the car and it is so hilarious.

      • Galadriel says:

        Is it just me or Kate looked extra busty in that dress? Was it just trick of the light, pregnant, fit of the dress or she wore a padded push up bra? I mean it’s incredible.

    • Lauren says:

      I have tried to like Kate, but she exudes coldness and hatred. Kate is Princess Cruella de Vil .

    • Carmen says:

      Best moment at the funeral: Kate was desperate to make eye contact with Harry and Harry was like bitch, get out of my face. He wouldn’t even look in her direction. I was going “Yay, Harry!”

  3. twoz says:

    As I said on another post: tea, meet screen.

  4. I'm With The Band says:

    Put that crack pipe down, Tominey.

    • kelleybelle says:

      Seriously. They also forgot to photoshop her melting face in one shot. She is 40. I am 63 and have none of that sagging or the double jowls. Christ.

    • Christine says:

      She’s such a hag, even referring to Harry and Meghan as “now off the scene” is a gigantic shift, for her. Pre-QEII kicking the bucket, she would have found a way to lump them in with Andrew’s “disgrace”. Even this crusty buzzard sees the tide has changed.

    • kirk says:

      😂😂😂 Lost half my popsicle reading ‘put down the crack pipe.’

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ LOL! Exactly! My first thought after reading the below bs was what the heck is Tominey smoking and going on about?! 🙄🤨

        “… highly photogenic, deeply maternal and with a likeability that appeals to people from all walks of life.”

        NOT! Khate and ‘likeability’ are literally eons apart.

  5. og bella says:

    Yeah, no.

  6. Jensa says:

    I mean, this is truly desperate stuff. Kate is no Diana, that’s for sure.
    But then, they are getting a bit desperate. People DO see Charles/Kate/William as boring, even here in the UK.

    • The Hench says:

      It’s desperate – and it’s dangerous for Kate. She does not compare well with Diana and putting the two together will only highlight that fact. Five half-arsed, asinine questions five years ago about childhood will not cut it when compared with Diana’s groundbreaking and world changing work on Aids and Landmines, to name just two.

      • ShazBot says:

        Also, Kate just isn’t a kind person, and she never has been. She can act nice during 45 minute engagements, but she isn’t kind and she doesn’t connect with or care about people beyond a photo-op.
        Not everyone has it so whatever, but trying to sell her as something she very clearly is not can only fail in the long run. This isn’t the old days where newspaper propaganda was all people had access to.

      • Christine says:

        Agreed. This is the best Kitty’s press is going to get after the queen’s death. From here on out, they will be pointing out Diana died when she was 36, and Cannot hasn’t done an effing thing in 20 years. They will be subtle about it, at first, pointing out Diana died at 36, and Kate’s current age will be in parentheses, it will only go downhill from there, if these fools have any common sense.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Shazbot, and we have plenty of video/photographic evidence that shows a lot of the time, she can’t even make it through the 45 minutes without rolling her eyes or saying something rude (“WHAT ELSE”)!

    • Mia4s says:

      The smell of desperation is overwhelming. Its painful! Most of these journalists were older than me when Diana died and I remember her impacts and work well. Katie can’t hold a candle to her. She’d have to up her game tenfold at least. These comparison articles are doing the “new girl” no favours and will not age well!

  7. YeahRight says:

    Between this one and Nicholls they about to hype the crap out of the bee keeper now that she’s the princess of wails.

  8. caitlin says:

    Nope. Doesn’t look like Diana, lacks her work ethic,genuine compassion for people and charisma. What did I miss?

    • First comment says:

      You forgot the great difference from diana: “the self-assuredness that comes with a stable family background”🤣🤣🤣

      • Tessa says:

        Funniest line in the story a bad joke

      • Louise says:

        I’m so tired of this narrative of the women from broken homes not faring well. The Windsors are a dysfunctional family in their own right. They are not qualified to point fingers at anybody’s family structure. The Queen and Phillip never divorced but three of their children got divorced. Just because you come from a two parent home doesn’t guarantee marital bliss. You have to make the commitment and do the work. Charles never made his marriage a priority and it’s well known that Diana loved him, and even after the separation didn’t want a divorce. Kate is from a two parent home but anyone with seeing eyes can see that her marriage is not a happy one due to her husband’s disregard for her in public. It’s not just surviving, it’s about thriving.

      • Nic919 says:

        If the Middletons did such a great job then why does James have mental health issues and kate body dysmorphia issues?

    • Louise says:

      The only similarity between Kate and Diana is, like Diana, her husband is clearly over her and the marriage in reality (if not on paper).

  9. ThatsNotOkay says:

    They need to keep Nefertiti’s name out their d*mn mouths.

    Now, this is the worst lineup I’ve seen for any kind of game. Just boring, ineffective losers. Charles is unhinged behind the scenes and Camilla is wondering what she got herself into. I won’t be surprised when she permanently moves out of BP while remaining married to Charles. He clearly is a waffler with a temper and he cannot contain it any longer. And his son is William the Worse. They all deserve each other and their crumbling influence and empire.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Seriously! She was a Queen!! In all senses of the word! The ONE thing I wanted to see when I had the good fortune to visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo was the exquisite bust of Nefertiti. They had A bust of Nefertiti–carved dark stone, and whatever crown it had once had long removed–but it wasn’t THE bust of Nefertiti. Turns out, the Germans have it in one of their museums.
      And Anne, Camilla, Kate, Sophie–Charley’s Angels?! Who writes this drivel??

      • Debbie says:

        You know, for people who speak ill of Americans so often, these people have an odd tendency to use American movies and pop culture references (“The Magnificent Seven” and “Charlie’s Angels”) to make their points.

    • Gabby says:

      Yes. I am convinced Camilla has buyer’s remorse over marrying Chuckles. He seems a most unpleasant husband.

  10. Tessa says:

    Diana is slammed to embiggen Kate now Kate of the stable family spin forgetting uncle Gary and Carole with her ambitons and Kate not supporting herself for ten years Diana was not lazy or vapid like Kate sorry I do not buy into spin

    • KFG says:

      This is ma Midds trying to push to keep bulliam from dropping kkkate. I mean the memes of Rose with the Princess of Wales and queen consort are all over Twitter with bots swarming every tweet that implies divorce, so that tells me that it’s coming sooner rather than later

  11. s808 says:

    this is the lineup the british press deserves.

    • Brit says:

      They all know that no one cares for the Wessexes, Camila/Charles isn’t popular at all and the Cambridge’s are boring. Anne isn’t going to make a difference either. That press has been practically telegraphing they want the Sussexes back.

  12. L84Tea says:

    Dream big Camilla, dream big.

  13. Noki says:

    So the Wessexes ARE working royals ?

    • Becks1 says:

      …yes? They have been for ages now.

      • Noki says:

        I thought they were helping out here and there for the jubilee. Didnt realise they were full fledged working royals and i guess Charles will keep them on to replace the Sussexes, he cant do with just the Keens and Cam.

      • Becks1 says:

        You’re probably confused bc people reference how they “tried” to make it as nonworking royals, but that was ages ago, very early in their marriage. I think they’ve been working royals for most of their marriage at this point( and they’ve been married 20 years).

        charles will definitely keep them on, its a question of what Wiliam will do, but as it is Edward and Sophie pull in good numbers every year (more than W&K) so I’m not sure how much they can replace the Sussexes, even if people were more interested in them.

  14. Josephine says:

    i wonder how humiliating and embarrasing it is to write garbage like that. i will give kate this — she sure looks for and poses hard for the camera. wonder if she practices in the mirror.

  15. Ceej says:

    1. Phrase Charlie’s angels ruined forever thank you

    2. Kate should be very wary of reporters constantly making this comparison for her. People still remember how much Diana worked. The implication that she will be BETTER than Diana having a decade of “royal girlfriend” experience is likely to backfire given she truly does not have the same likeability. Much of Diana’s likeability came from seeing her work ethic, not sure lazy is quite as endearing to people preparing to forgo heat for food.

    3. Here’s a real suggestion for the wales (should someone be reading) given the directive to focus on common folk – big issue sellers can still end up sleeping rough as they often don’t have the luxury of tenant notice periods etc. maybe some gapstep housing of royal owned properties to help keep them safe given William has a massive interest in BI and housing… in case you want to actually do some good via the least hands on method.

    • Michelle says:

      I am not trying to be unkind. Really. But Princess Wails looked like a mafia wife/Disney evil queen. She acted like Regina George. And yes Charlie’s Angels is ruined.

    • lucy2 says:

      Ah, but Kate “does things her own way” and “forges her own path” don’t forget! Already laying out the excuses why she won’t work as hard as previous people in her position did.

      • Moneypenny424 says:

        Yep, and then they’ll imply that Diana was not a good mother because she was working so much. Unlike Kate, who is just a regular stay at home mom!

    • Lady D says:

      Ditto on the ruined.

  16. Brit says:

    I really think it wasn’t just the palace and Kate that was insecure and threatened by Meghan and her glamour/appeal but it was also the British press. I think some of them are embarrassed and that’s why they go overboard with the praise. All I see is buyers remorse. These last two weeks have been a lesson in what delusion and hubris can do to a country. It’s not based in reality.

    • swirlmamad says:

      Thye make themselves look so stupid and deranged to the point of we the reader having to ask ourselves if they are trolling. I mean this asinine embiggening of Kate and to a lesser extent Camilla is so over the top and the exact opposite of what we witness with our own eyes. It would be comical if it wasn’t so damaging to Meghan. So many people read, swallow and believe this trash.

      • Pinkosaurus says:

        This is so over the top ridiculous that I’m not sure it’s targeted to the reades but more to Kate and Ma Midds to show what a epically obsequious liar she can be. I think Camilla is insecure with her position and trying to keep her sources. She will be THE MOST embiggening, see? Keep leaking to her! She’ll say anything and everything you want! She thinks Kate IS JUST LIKE DIANA!!! EVEN BETTER THAN DIANA!!!!!

  17. Tessa says:

    Charles runs the show not Camilla she has raymill to retreat to

    • Jaded says:

      I think we’re going to see Cammy high-tailing it to Raymill and her gin bottle more and more from now on.

  18. Mslove says:

    The queen consort is running the show? No more pengate?

    No one could ever take Diana’s place, Camilla Tominey.

  19. Merricat says:

    Waity fancies herself the racist Diana, which is to say that she understands nothing of who Diana was.

    • Cairidh says:

      She really doesn’t. She thinks Diana was popular because of her looks, and clothes, and title.

      Kate spent her whole childhood desperate to be the new Diana, her adulthood trying to be Diana, but with all the huge amount of effort she put into stalking and seducing William and into copying Diana, she has never even tried to work like Diana.
      She thinks clothes, beauty, and title are enough to make someone Diana.

    • Eurydice says:

      Kate may aspire to be the next Diana, but I don’t think she believes she’s achieved it. And I don’t know that she believes Diana was only clothes/beauty/title. What I do think is that Kate is so work-averse and unempathetic (if that’s a word) that she’ll try anything else first. But the box is closing in now. She’s put up with Will, she’s gotten rid of her rival, she’s worn all the clothes and jewels, she has the title and now she’s totally exposed. The press isn’t going to follow Camilla and Sophie around when they have The New Diana. Now she really has to put a foot forward.

  20. windyriver says:

    Wow, Kate got her funeral glamour shot after all. Guess she wore the necklace so the photo would match the picture from Philip’s funeral. What a piece of work.

  21. Tessa says:

    Kate comes from new money and. Behaves in an affected manner Diana was from an aristo family and did not behave like a snob she was a natural with the public and has the work ethic and warmth Kate lacks the writer does not say anything bad about the unstable royal family

  22. Miranda says:

    Kaiser, you need to post a warning at the top of this page not to read the article while eating or drinking. The laughable comparison of Kate to Diana damn near made my Rice Krispies come out of my nose.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Careful with the cereal lol! True story, read this in the waiting room at the eye doctor. Put the phone away assuming the drops had taken effect and I was not seeing properly. But no it really is the headline! Hahahahahaha Never change Kaiser and never stop shooting for the bottom of the barrel Royal Rota.

  23. Amy Bee says:

    Since the Queen’s death, Peter Hunt has been tweeting about the family needing to bring Harry back into fold. The press knows that the Royal Family is boring and that Harry and Meghan are the stars of that family.

    • B says:

      Yes @Amy Bee the Press wants the monarchy to be glamourous because it sells. But the firm wants the monarchy to be ignored because they knows its safer and easier to pillage the public coffers that way. And the royals themselves are desperate to be popular and envy whoever gets attention positive or otherwise.

      These conflicting interests and goals with no strong hand to reel everyone in is why things have gone off the rails in the last couple of years.

      • Bisynaptic says:


      • taylor says:

        this is what i have been saying to myself. charles wants to slim the monarchy because he knows that people dont want to pay for all that. however, his mother knew that you need extra press to work events. the decade should be interesting. i think queen elizabeth will be proved right but i understand chuck wanting to cut cost. i think the sussex will be roped back in, and some of the distant cousins will be giving jobs. i dont think chuck likes his siblings kids or at least doesnt trust them to carry out events.

  24. WiththeAmerican says:

    I zoomed in on Kathy’s Mourning Car Painting and I can see the photoshop of her jowls, because the veil made it difficult so it’s just sort of smudged and not there on both sides.

    Charlie’s Angles. I laughed out loud.

    • First comment says:

      Her real face is evident in the photos from the reception with Biden… the amount of photoshopping they use doesn’t do her any favors…

    • sparrow says:

      The real Kate, or close to, was the photo of her walking in the four out of the Windsor gates to see the flowers, jowls and all. And the ones of her visiting the coffin, with Meghan looking wonderful behind her. I think from that moment on she was in full on panic mode to get faked up photos at the service itself.

    • Aeren says:

      Did you catch the overlined top lip too?

  25. Jais says:

    Referencing the “peacemaker” moment form Phillips funeral yet ignoring all the recent moments is misleading AF. How about all the moments from the walkabout and the funeral where Harry clearly does not even make eye contact with Kate? I think Harry is aware of the BS peacemaking narrative from the funeral and was not going to let that happen again. She never treated his wife with peace so she cannot be a peacemaker and he wasn’t going to give her that photo op this time.

    • Nick G says:

      And how about the few seconds where we can see Meghan visibly shrinking and recoiling under her baleful stare during the walkabout? I can never unsee that moment, tells me everything I need to know about the dynamic.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Yes, KHate looked at Meghan in front of thousands of people in attendance, and to show it across the globe. KHate cannot even tenderly touch a POC yet alone provide any sense of warmth or compassion.

        We have seen time and time again that KHate is a vile, mean and spiteful creature. She isn’t the new Diana that everyone has been waiting for as she is the polar opposite of Diana in every way.

        Peacemaker, my ass.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        💯 that reaction was really gut wrenching. Even after time and space that Kate causes that reaction says it all! Also the yanking her daughter so hard she yelped because she even LOOKED at her aunt? Ugly evil woman.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Yeah, that sticks with me too, especially the final stare-down right before they got in the car.

      • Lady D says:

        Maybe she was hoping for a shot of herself smiling at Meghan to use against her with the press? Ftr, I don’t think she had smiling on her mind.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Nick G: “… how about the few seconds where we can see Meghan visibly shrinking and recoiling under her baleful stare during the walkabout?”

        Meghan may have recoiled slightly and she looked sad and a bit off her footing. But I wouldn’t say she was ‘shrinking.’ Our Meg doesn’t shrink!

        Throughout all of the other public occasions we saw Meg post-walkabout, she continued to look sad, but also strong, erect, graceful, and stoic in the face of not-so-veiled hatred, abusiveness, and vitriolic media lies.

    • Eurydice says:

      Kate had her chance to pretend at peace when they did the walkabout at Windsor. All she had to do was smile at Meghan and the press would have been comparing her to Mother Teresa. She had another chance at the Windsor funeral service – just some eye contact and a little smile. But she couldn’t bring herself to stretch her lips even a little bit – even with Botox she should have been able to manage that.

      • Persephone says:

        Kate did not want to be at the walkabout. And certainly not in Meghan’s presence.
        That much was obvious.

  26. Tessa says:

    Charlie’s angels was also used when Charles was single pre his first marriage his many girlfriends were given that name

    • aftershocks says:

      ^^ Ah yes, @Tessa. Now I remember that too. Thanks for the reminder from so long ago.

      Frankly, Charles was never anything to write home about. It was his princely status and his royal heirdom that embiggened him in the eyes of others, and grossly inflated his ego.

  27. The Duchess says:

    Something tells me these comparisons won’t age well and the rota are setting Keen up for a very large fall. Stop trying to make fetch happen.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      The Duchess, that’s what I was thinking, too. I read this article as a parody. Are we sure that this isn’t pure shade from start to finish? She cannot compare to Diana. She will fail. She simply isn’t capable at anything.

  28. Becks1 says:

    I’m cracking up, which is probably not the effect Tominey was going for.

    Look, Diana was one of a kind, in terms of her global appeal and her charisma. Kate is nowhere close to that and any comparison is just setting her up to fail. (is that the plan?)

    I thought the whole appeal of Kate anyway was that she was nothing at all like Diana. Now she’s the new Diana? because she’s photogenic (as long as her pictures are photoshopped I guess.)

    anne is hardworking for a royal, yes. But the majority of people either don’t really know who she is or just don’t care about her 99% of the time. Same with Sophie (less hardworking, but people just don’t know or care about her.) People know who Camilla is but the kindest thing you hear about her from Camilla supporters is “well I used to really dislike her but now I like her.” Even in praise, there’s a reminder of how disliked she was even by current fans.

    so then we have Kate, who is boring at best, and the press is one step away from tearing her down just for the fun of it (mean, but true.)

    So yeah, this is going great Charles.

    • First comment says:

      Kate won’t be compared with diana (how could she?) as the article mentions. She will be compared with the late queen because ” she, like Kate, gained a reputation for never putting a foot wrong.” 🤣🤣🤣 and for aversion to conflict…do they think we have such a short memory?

      • Merricat says:

        If Waity’s comparison is with Elizabeth, the FQC definitely comes out the loser. Elizabeth was someone who worked often and without much fanfare, while Waity…is the opposite of that.

    • Nic919 says:

      The one part I did agree with was the statement that Camilla has a lot of influence over charles. The rest is fiction crafted by Carole Middleton.

      Kate was the most ill behaved one at the Queen’s funeral. It was obvious to casual watchers because I had a few people comment to me “kate doesn’t really like Meghan does she?”

      Kate has not been able to hide her disdain for Meghan in public since prior to the 2020 commonwealth service. She just happened to be lucky and not have to be in the same room as Meghan until the jubilee service 2 years later.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Nic919, it must really anger her that Meghan looks sooooo much better than her. Meghan doesn’t need or want photoshop, so in addition to all of the other reasons Wails hates Meghan here’s another one.

        I’ve often wonder what people think who see Wails in person if all they’ve seen before are the photoshopped pictures? That’s got to be a surprise at best.

      • Babz says:

        Kate has real issues when in church. The Commonwealth service, Phillip’s funeral, the Jubilee Service, and now all the services and ceremonies surrounding the queen’s funeral. As aware as she is of the cameras, she doesn’t seem to realize that we see everything. Everything. All the bad behavior just as it happens. Those few seconds at St. George’s when Harry gave her the cut direct was a real eye opener for a lot of people. And her staring at him as he followed Meg into the pew, begging for him to make eye contact, showed a lot more things that I suspect she’d rather keep hidden. She’s quite simply mean spirited, cold, and calculating, and I think more people will see it now that the cameras will be laser focused on her. If she’s still around, that is. POW or not, she’s on very thin ice with her husband. That could be why she’s been so bad at hiding her feelings the past several months.

      • TEALIEF says:

        @Babz She got “the cut” that took me back to my time in school. This stuff is real for these people. I know girls who had to leave/change schools because of “the cut”. You’re damned to sit, eat, study all by yourself, talk shuts down when you enter any room. She perfected her meanness in that environment, but never learnt the rules. Fix your face and behave yourself in public, you’re representing the institution. I was constantly told to fix my face. I agree she’s on thin ice with her husband, because she hasn’t learnt anything except the meangirling. He did the dance, this woman can’t fix her face or control herself to save her life. The world saw her live unedited performances.

  29. Jen says:

    No one, and I do mean no one, will ever replace Diana and ESPECIALLY not this lightweight, no work ethic mean girl.

  30. Betsy says:

    I don’t totally get how this works; is this Kate leaking her preferred line/encouraging Tominey to write this, or did Tominey/the paper write this of their own accord?

    And my broken record will repeat itself: *part of* what made Diana so magical was that she was visible. She was out there, she was working, she had causes. No one will ever be able to capture her magic, but there is magic in doing the damn work. And Kate won’t be doing anything.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Of course she is. It’s perfectly clear as she uses the same verbiage in every article. But now that QEII has passed, she intends to hitch her wagon to the Queens popularity. KHate has miscalculated her view of herself as she is unwilling to carry out the very basic of her duties.

      Tominey needs to stop pushing these unrealistic characterizations of KHate. KHate brings nothing to the Monarchy nor to her husband, who can’t stand the sight of her.

    • Becks1 says:

      that was also QEII’s appeal, right? She worked. She showed up. She read her damn boxes every day, she met a new Prime Minister two days before her death. What was the saying – she had to be seen to be believed? (I dont think that was from her, but one of the royals before her.) But she understood that and she did it.

      Now we can debate if opening a train station named after you is work, or if she was overly compensated for her “service to the nation,” or she actually earned her months of vacation a year, and all that.

      But just in terms of being seen, and doing her job, she knew what was expected and she did it. And that’s not trying to canonize the woman or anything. She had a job and she did it.

      Kate is going to follow her in footsteps? Kate is going to pull in 400-500 engagements a year? the woman who has never broken 250/year?

      • Nic919 says:

        She only broke 200 once in 11 years. And it’s mostly phone calls and meetings with Jason.

        The Queen’s engagements were real and not meeting with her staff.

  31. Seaflower says:

    To the BM and Racist Royals – FAFO is real… (or should be karma is real).

  32. aquarius64 says:

    Camilla sees Kate as a mouse who is no real threat to her. Anne is another matter and will not take guff from her.

    • Lady Esther says:

      That would be AMAZING. I’d brew a fresh pot of piping hot tea, put my feet up and get ready for the Gladiatorial contest of Anne vs Camilla. Fight of the century!

      • Babz says:

        They could put that on the premium sports channels and make buckets of money! I’d watch! Then they could use the money for stocking up food banks and giving heat subsidies to the vulnerable this winter!

  33. Mslove says:

    If Kate really wants to channel her inner Diana, she’s gonna have to leave Wills and tell everyone he’s not fit to be king.

    • NemesisPuff says:

      oooooh I’d give her due props for that! Doesn’t balance her racism, but that would be a GOOD move (for someone with a backbone, self‐worth, plans for the future not dependent on tube station liner papers comparing her to historically WOC goddesses, not scared of her mom disowning her etc.).

      Kate, can you just make moves on Albert in Monaco; you’d both get what you want and no one would care how hollow you are behind the eyes.

  34. Noor says:

    What a mess from C Tominey, Telegraph.
    1) “he (William ) will become increasingly reliant on the wise counsel of this… future queen.”
    Not true . William does not take counsel from anyone.
    2) “As we witnessed during the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral,…Kate is the Royal family’s most natural peacemaker.”
    An outright lie no peace was achieved then and now.
    3) “it’s largely the Queen Consort who is running the show. She makes a lot more decisions than people think.”
    If correct, then people should object. Why should Camilla, the commoner, “rule” over UK.

  35. Nyro says:

    Carole and Kate are working hard, honey. Yeah, they definitely the ones who briefed Cameltoe about William supposedly still “seething”. I’ve always believed that Kate and her mother were the ones who conjured up the smear campaign against Meghan.

    Also, Queen Camilla was drunk the entire funeral. She ain’t running jack.

    • Gabby says:

      I don’t get why William doesn’t stop Carole and KKKate. That seething story doesn’t help William.

    • Renae says:

      During that pen-escapade in N. Ireland (I think)….Cam looked exactly like a witch….A Disney witch.
      She had her pointy hat pulled far enough down trying to hide just how blotto she was. Even her muttering about the leaky pen came out slurred. She also seemed pickled during a bunch of church services (there were so many religious to-dos that they all ran together).
      To be fair, if i had to put up with two-bit-Chuck, I’d be sauced every waking minute also.. and I don’t drink.

  36. Harper says:

    I still believe Kate’s plan was to hide out in the country at Adelaide and Bucklebury. The Firm’s expectations that she step it up as POW and her need for constant breaks and vacations is going to be very interesting. Look how the pandemic exhausted Kate.

    I don’t think Camilla is going to look kindly at Kate’s laziness–and she’ll be in Charles’ ear about it too.

    • The Duchess says:

      Wasn’t Kate saying how ‘tired’ she was during the mourning walkabouts? Another slip of the tongue that will come back to bite her. It’s only going to get worse.

      • Chrissy says:

        Maybe if she ate something beyond lettuce leaves and black coffee, she’d have more energy to, you know, work. I’m wonder how many hours a week she spends online shopping, getting her hair done and visiting her dermatologist and her mother. Anything to get out of work.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think that’s what a lot of these articles are about. It’s not just the Firm’s expectations. the British press needs her to step up more too. Of course she’s boring, of course they would rather write about the Sussexes blindsiding the king tor whatever, but they still need her to step up.

      I do wonder if all these articles about Kate needing to step up as Princess of Wales are also about paving the way for a separation or divorce. She needs to step up, she can’t, the Wales have decided it is better to peacefully separate…..etc.

      Or if these articles are veiled references to William’s affairs, much likes his father’s.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Yes, it’s now time for Kate to step up and prove her worth (lol) as Mrs. Wails. Both the monarchy and the media will be expecting more from her. From what I’ve seen over these past two weeks, I think it’s going to be a very rough time ahead, regardless of whether the media continues to go easy on her or reverts to pre-Meghan coverage (and worse). She just seems extremely out of sorts and I doubt it’s because of grief; she’s basically shown nothing but boredom and anger. Photos of her from the reception on Saturday, the meeting with the first lady of Ukraine, and the reception with the Bidens on Sunday show someone who’s not ready for the *real* big stage that POW brings.

    • Lizzie says:

      Tina Brown said recently they need the Sussex’s back because Kate doesn’t want to travel much. She said the quiet part out loud, Kate is LAZY. The rr have really pulled one over on the UK if they believe Kate is doing a good job. But, as P T Barnum said, there’s a sucker born every minute.

      • Nic919 says:

        I don’t know how they would justify making the family with two much younger her kids travel more than the family with three kids in school full time.

        Tina knows but sides with the establishment. If she had any courage she would tell the real story about the wails and Middletons.

  37. Over it says:

    Her peacemaking was so great that Harry acted when he tried to get to his seat in the church like she was dust, completely invisible to him.

    • Babz says:

      That used to be called the cut direct. He took a knife to that particular rejection! She’s dead to him, and has no one but herself to blame. She hurt his wife and he won’t give her one bit of his time or attention.

      • Nic919 says:

        Remember when he was walking out of the commonwealth service and looked like he wanted to murder someone? I suspect he recalled how kate cut Meghan in public and that was his turn to return it. Harry looked at William only and even William moved kate out of the way. If the brothers aren’t getting along, they are still working together when kate tries to pull her stunts.

      • Sunnee says:

        Ahhh! The cut direct. Austen and Georgette Heyer.

  38. lanne says:

    She writes as if she actually believes what she’s saying. But Kate is Princess of Wales now. Time to step up to the plate. maybe these comparisons are a pointed message from the tabloids that she needs to get off her ass and step up her game. She needs to be more visible. If she wants to be cosplay Diana, then she needs to commit to more than just dressing like Diana 2.0, or even wearing Diana’s jewelry. She’s going to have to embody some of Diana’s compassion, charisma, and care. Truth be told, she need only exhibit a fraction of Diana’s charm and she’ll be lauded to the hills. She doesn’t even need to be good at it–all she has to do is put forth the effort, and the tabloids will carry her the rest of the way. It’s a no-brainer, really. If she had half a brain, or if she employed someone with half a brain, she would already know this, and she would be out there visiting hospitals and festivals and shaking hands and pretending to be interested in people. She’s going to need her own good publicity separate from Pegs, at the very least as a bargaining position for herself if she ever needs it. Play it smart, Kate. Stop being a doormat. Stop being a 40 year old toddler.

  39. First comment says:

    And so the embiggening of the princess of wails begins….

  40. Mel says:


  41. Sue E Generis says:

    No wonder Kate is so tall. She’s always ‘growing into’ her roles but never actually gets there.

  42. CrazyHeCallsMe says:

    “It was Camilla, for instance, who insisted on the appointment of former newspaper executive Tobyn Andreae as the King’s new spokesman – a move that apparently even blindsided Sir Clive Alderton, the monarch’s long-serving private secretary.”

    So is Tominey outing Camilla as the source of leaks to the Daily Fail? It’s been mentioned before on this site that Camilla was cozy with the tabloids but this definitely confirms it.

    • Brit says:

      Camilla and Charles had as much to do with the Sussexes leaving as the Wales’. Camilla is shrewd and I doubt much of this family truly like each other by the sound of it. Harry and Meghan were smart to leave. They had no allies it seems besides the Queen, Phillip and Eugenie. That family only wants to use the Sussexes for clout, popularity and to humiliate them.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Shunning and shaming have always been the purview of the women in the family so it makes sense Cam and Kate were behind much of pushing the Sussexes out.

      We know Camilla’s more than capable of being nasty and mean to a woman she was wronging. She and Kate colluded to act on the anger of chuck and bill.

      Chuck and bIll wouldn’t have pushed the Sussexes out – they wanted to use and abuse them. Both men seem oblivious to the subtle ( lol not so much) shunning of the Sussexes by the women. This isn’t meant to excuse Billy and Chuck. They are both selfish, childish, entitled a$$holes.

  43. SIde Eye says:

    Their pathetic need to elevate this bee keeping badly aging Walmart faced version of Katie Holmes higher than Diana and make her relevant is next level cringe as the kids would say. Geez Louise, cheese on bread and Christmas on a cracker…Diana had real charisma, work ethic, warmth, timeless beauty and, despite her Aristo background, she was genuinely comfortable around people from all walks of life, including Black people, which is which she was beloved by the whole world. Contrast Princess Diana hugging AIDS patients in the 80s when no one would touch them and walking on landmines, and compare it to this assclown recoiling in horror when a Black minister touches her or not even being able to fix her damn face in the presence of her gorgeous sister in law.. See the difference?

    I agree with the comment up thread – the BM has the monarchy they deserve. They are afraid the men are boring? Really? It’s their wives who are the epitome of basic – I’m only tuning in to them to see if Camilla ever finds a proper brassiere and will Kate ever get a fashion clue.

    Spoiler alert: (Morgan Freeman’s narrator voice): Camilla never did find a proper brassiere. Kate never did get any fashion clue. And the drab dullness of the work shy lot continued on for centuries, boring the peasantry half to death.

    • Merricat says:

      I doubt the workshy lot will continue much beyond Charles’ reign, if that long.

      • SIde Eye says:

        @Merricat I hope you’re right! I keep thinking the people will rise up against these welfare scammers sooner or later – many British people will freeze this winter and this do nothing lot continues to take from them while gaslighting them about their 4 quaint mansions through the press. It’s all so infuriating.

    • The Hench says:

      “this bee keeping, badly aging, Walmart faced version of Katie Holmes…”

      @Side Eye that is genius. Thank you for the laugh. And 100% agree with your comment.

      • SIde Eye says:

        ha ha @ The Hench thank you! I’m not for everybody, but every now again someone comes along who gets me. Kate makes me really stabby. I’ve run into my share of Kates over my lifetime. They suck all the air out of every room they enter with their me me me-ness, pick me energy, and never ending middle school drama. Every woman is their competition for them to take out. They are constantly trying to intimate, stare down, and bully the women they perceive as threatening. I see Kate doing this with Meghan. Does Kate even have a single woman friend? Diana celebrated women and seemed to have a great time with them. I used to love watching her and Fergie’s giggle fests at outings (before Fergie was known as a rapist enabler). They really need to chill comparing Kate to Princess Diana.

    • Lorelei says:

      @SideEye, I’m wheezing with laughter at this entire comment

  44. Izzy says:

    She has Diana’s ring and her title. Good luck with that, they come with one helluva legacy of unhappy marriage.

    • molly says:

      This is all such a “be careful what you wish for” situation. I know I shouldn’t, but I do feel a tinge of sympathy for Kate. There’s zero chance her PoW life is happy in the short term OR long term.

      The press will demand more and more that she can’t give, the Diana legacy is impossible to touch, Charles will lash out to deflect from his own unpopularity, and William could never be the faithful or attentive husband she’d need to even stand a chance.

      I just hope most of the kids escape to a regular life away from the vipers some day.

    • Babz says:

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure that damn ring is cursed…

  45. sparrow says:

    This budget princess is no Diana. One. She is awful with people, with no ability to speak with natural empathy, charm or intuition. Two. She doesn’t sparkle or have un photoshopped beauty. Someone BTL on the DM said she could be a model or film star. You have to laugh. There was a courtier who said you’d never look twice at her if she walked past you in the street. Three. She has never rocked the boat by using her high profile for anything of true use. Can you imagine her walking through landmines? Her one and only supposedly Diana moment was piggy backing on national emotion by going to the memorial for a murdered girl and claiming that she, too, had never felt safe swanning around Knightsbridge.

    I fear that Kate is now above reproach, however. She has got to where she is by ensuring a prince married his stalker. She has stayed there by turning a blind eye to his behaviour. She has endured by being the total opposite of Diana – ie boring. She has risen in popularity from waity and lazy Katy to saviour of the royal family by floating on the sea of racism and hate aimed at her sister in law. She has used her jealousy of Meghan to update not only her wardrobe but her presenteeism. I can’t see her being criticised for much now she is a princess. I always thought she would be relieved when the queen died: no one to criticise her laziness form above, and now, because of the hatred of Meghan amongst tabloid fodder, no public to admonish her uselessness from below.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Right? Kathy’s appeal to the monarchy is she is opposite of Diana. She’s boring,lazy and has no charisma or power or ideas.

      She’s a boring cardboard doll who showed her butt for press but is now in her 40s.

    • Cairidh says:

      Someone my mum knows met Kate and William when they came to my town. The woman couldn’t stop raving about how beautiful Kate was. “Ohhhh She was soooo beautiful, everything was perfect, the eyes and the nose and the hair, so was so so beautiful. “.

      There have been lots of people who’ve met her in real life who’ve said she’s absolutely stunningly beautiful in real life but that it doesn’t show in the photographs.
      A lot of people look terrible in photos, myself included. Kate doesn’t look terrible in photos, but the camera never matches to capture her blinding beauty.

      However she got her ‘perfect’ face from plastic surgery and her Shiny hair from 3hr keratin treatments. There’s a photo on the internet of her real face and hair when she was at school and you can see how much work she had done.

      Not that it really matters…. Diana wasn’t a superstar because of her beauty although it helped. If she’d refused to work and spent all her time having beauty treatments and going shopping the public would have disliked her too.

      • sparrow says:

        This is really interesting. I know people who’ve met her and they say she’s totally underwhelming. Also, a really sad story where an old chap, total fan, waited to see her at a royal walkabout and came away saying she wasn’t the real Kate because this one looked so different and not at all beautiful.

      • Becks1 says:

        That’s interesting, bc I’ve also heard from people who have met her in real life that she’s not stunning beautiful – I think @Jaded on here met her in Canada, for example, and said that she was much too thin and it showed in her face.

      • Lux says:

        Re: plastic surgery, I don’t doubt it but she looked A LOT better in college? Like she had a wholesome, girl-next-door face and full apple cheeks. I get that she probably wasn’t what people expected William to pick but she looked a lot more fun then, with genuine facial expressions and actual personality.

        This mannequin is no Diana and her present-day “beauty” is certainly not unanimously agreed upon. She never grew beyond the hanger-on party/good life girl and trying to inject substance into that mold is like watering a rock.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        “Blinding beauty”? I’m going to need receipts. Please link a photo where Kathy Middleton is blindingly beautiful.

  46. LovelyRita says:

    And no one ever talks about *her* makeup being overdone! We are back to full raccoon eyes in the glamour shot. And what is that on her chin in the closeup side shot pic with Camilla? A shadow? Because it looks like a giant dent.

    I’m really glad that Harry is fully onto her. Also, did anyone see in the clip yesterday, when she has to step aside for H&M, Meghan touches her had briefly to thank her presumably, and she looks down at her hand as Megan passes by? She wasn’t happy to be touched, that’s for sure. She was seething. Wow.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      I saw that. A kind touch by Meghan, met by seething from Angry Jewel Thief.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      Her dark eyebrows do her no favors. She looks cheap.

      I had to laugh at CT’s mention of Kate’s 10 years of experience as a royal girlfriend. Nothing says true love like making your significant other wait 10 years for a public commitment!

      The dull and lazy Kate doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Diana.

  47. sophie says:

    Poor Diana… First they try to gaslight her, then they try to make her disappear and now they are trying to erase (?) her! What would Khate be without copying other, more successful in every sense of the word, women?

    • NemesisPuff says:

      Poor Diana. If only she took the tube slide in Angola, she wouldn’t have had to walk among the landmines. Kate, thanks to her stable family household, can differentiate between slides, stairs, ground, and even other playground apparatus. This truly proves she’s the superior People’s Princess. *~*~*

  48. Amy Too says:

    These articles all sound exactly the same with the same phrases over and over again, like AI wrote them. Maybe they’ll let the computer do it next time and it’ll be like:

    “Princess middle class upbringing Catherine Cambridge Cornwall, who never puts a foot wrong, is the new The Queen Princess Diana. The Duchess of Wales who is a stable keen peacemaker is blindsided by homaging the Queen. Kate Cornwall is not like Diana. Kate Cornwall is the new Diana. Princess Middleton Kate Wales is modeling herself on The keen Queen. Princess Middleton Kate Wales is not like the Queen, she is a modernizing Early Years foot-putting expert.”

  49. Chaine says:

    Kate thinks she is the next Diana because the way she sees Diana is as a woman famous for her fashion and her jewelry. Ergo, Kate thinks by wearing similar fashion and the same jewelry, she is the new Diana. She doesn’t understand anything about who Diana actually was as a person and what Diana did to garner such a worldwide appeal and become so beloved.

  50. Lizzie says:

    Diana was loved and she simply glowed from day 1, when she was Shy Di newly engaged to pc until the day she died. She didn’t intern at her job for 20 years or use her children as an excuse to be lazy. Poor Waity, the overblown comparison to Diana only highlights how she is not and never will be Diana. Many would say it’s not possible to be a new Diana but then along came Meghan who did it effortlessly. A recent rf documentary (on cnn?) said after Diana’s funeral the rf said ‘NEVER AGAIN’, never again would they have someone in the family who upstaged them all. And that explains everything about how Meghan was treated.

  51. AnneL says:

    Kate is photogenic, sure. She’s attractive enough. But she’s not VERY photogenic like Diana was. She doesn’t glow or light up for the cameras. She doesn’t have beautiful eyes or a sweet genuine smile. And unlike Diana, she will age. She already has, beyond her years. Diana’s tragic death means she will be forever young and beautiful. Kate won’t be.

    As for maternal, I mean, I guess she is? She seems like a good enough mother, albeit a lazy, privileged one. But “deeply”? No. She’s not warm like Diana was. She’s no hugger.

    Absolutely dying laughing at the “Charlie’s Angels” thing. Sure, Jan.

    • kelleybelle says:

      I’d put Kate at a well-preserved 57 years of age.

    • sparrow says:

      Exactly. I’d say less photogenic than someone whose photos are edited to hell and back. I don’t know whether she insists on it (why else have a personal photographer) or whether they (DM etc) do it as a favour. Can you imagine having to rely on the skill of a photoshopper or, if they edit and soft focus without her asking, can you imagine the insult?! I think it is Kate who demands edited photos. I suspect she hopes to look back at her key moments and really believe the public never saw her in the flesh or it’s too far gone for them to remember how bad she actually looked at the time. I read someone who knew her at st andrews laughed outright that Kate is now considered an icon of beauty.

      • Cairidh says:

        That’s strange because most people who meet her in real life rave about how beautiful she is. She was known as beautiful Kate at St. Andrews, and other students bitchily said William was only going out with her because of her beautiful face and hair, because her personality was said to be dull and cold and with no charisma or sparkle.

        I’m not a fan of Kate, and I’m certain she only gained her beautiful face via plastic surgery (when I wrote about the evidence on this site my comment was removed, don’t know why? so I won’t mention it again). However one thing she does seem to have going for her is blinding beauty. I’ve read countless quotes of people saying how beautiful she is in real life, but that it’s not captured in the photographs.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        @Cairidah I’m going to need you to take a break from selling Kate as a “blinding beauty,” with other girls so jealous of her. That’s the kind of thing a mean girl thinks other girls think about her, when really they Judi have her number.

        No one here is jealous of Kate and no one at her school was jealous of her face, did you see the other girls at her school? Kate had a sporty average face. She is not beautiful like Diana was and she will never be and has never been blindingly beautiful.

        I mean your comments pushing this based on — your claim that people who met her in person say this? What is that even about?

        How about this: People who met Kate at school said she was the meanest, most insecure girl they ever knew.

        Also they all said she was plain and basic in a middle class way, not smart, not interesting and not stunning enough to get Williams attention without stripping on a catwalk.

      • Becks1 says:

        @WithTheAmerican its kind of cracking me up though. I don’t care if Kate IS a blinding beauty (lol) in real life, you can be the most gorgeous person alive and still be a garbage person, which is what Kate is.

        but I don’t think I have EVER heard her described that way, or that she was “so beautiful in university that everyone was jealous of her” (even knowing people who knew her in university), or that people are shocked when they meet her IRL because she’s just so breathtaking.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        @Becks1 exactly! They don’t seem to care about her personality at all, just this narrative that she is so beautiful others are jealous, which is exactly what gives them away. Who only cares about how she looks?

        Even when Kate got married and was in the height of her fame, no one slobbered on about her beauty. She was basically the girl next door who married well. I’ve literally never heard anyone, even girls watching her wedding, remark on her like some kind of blinding beauty.

        Where do they find these propagandists? Can no one do subtlety. Maybe the subtle propagandists are too expensive for the Blinding Beauty @TM KeenFactory

      • kirk says:

        OMG cannot believe I’m actually going to address this lunacy re: Kitty’s blindingly luminous beauty, but I just, ugh.. . gotta reply @Cairidh, @WithTheAmerican, and @Becks1. Fortunately have been aided in quest for world’s most beautiful women by Tina Brown, who famously keeps resurrecting Diana to sell magazines and books (Newsweek: Diana at 50, Palace Poopers), and her Women of the World Foundation which lists the 50 most beautiful women (incl Meghan Markel and Kin Kardashian [sic] )! 🙄 There are other lists of course, but there’s a core group that shows up on each (Bella Hadid, Beyoncé, Margot Robbie, Ariana Grande, AngelBaby, Mila Kunis, Gal Gadot, Rihanna, ScarJo, etc.). Missing on all those lists is the Early Life expert, Kitty.

        Nice to hear Kitty is still growing into her role. Perhaps she’ll impress me yet with her internal beauty, compassion, empathy, grace and integrity. Maybe.

      • @CAIRIDH. so sorry for you that you have Kate as your standard of beauty. Very low standard.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      This is an awful thing to say, I know, but I think Kate might actually be a lousy mother (it’s hard to know for sure, of course).
      Her iron-tight grip on Charlotte at the funeral … her inability to deal with Louis’ (hilarious) antics … George being forced to the forefront, even though he’s clearly anxious … Kate’s willingness to use her children as human shields … the fact that she was raised by a mother whose great aim seemed to be to advance her own social standing through her daughter … none of these bodes well for Kate’s parenting abilities.

      • Cairidh says:

        I doubt Kate does any parenting, that’s work, and Kate doesn’t do work. The nannies do the parenting.
        Kate bakes cakes and plays tennis with them, like a big sister.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        She kind of outed herself a couple of years ago when a People puff piece came about about her and William spending quality time with the kids during the height of the pandemic. Until then, everyone assumed William was the one who barely spent time around his kids since he was stupid enough to blurt that fact out in 2019. But in the People article, it emphasized that neither parent was used to spending much time with the children, and there was a very whiny “we should be praised for this” tone to that part of the story. Oh, and then there’s the “exhausting” comment she made on a Zoom call with other mothers when it was clear she and William still had staff onboard.

    • Nic919 says:

      If kate was photogenic she would not need all that photo shop. The unedited photos of kate in Denmark do not show a photogenic person at all.

      Photoshop wasn’t a thing for Diana so her real image was what we saw. With kate it is all curated and edited. If you notice the photos of Meghan at the funeral were posted well before any closeup photos of kate were seen, because the photographers needed to do a lot more editing.

      • Becks1 says:

        yeah I get there is a difference between how people look IRL and how people look in photographs, and sometimes you can be photogenic but not that pretty IRL and sometimes its the other way around. But that has more to do with facial structure, maybe with added weight from the camera (that’s what I blame, bc I do not photograph that well, lol), angles, things like that. Someone on here (I think in a post about movies) mentioned how it has to do with angles and how a face translates from being 4D (or 3D? I can’t remember) to being 2D and there was more to it than that but I can’t remember lol.

        When the difference is that Kate goes from having lines, dark saggy undereye circles (hey I have them too), etc to all of that being erased in photos, that’s not a matter of photogenic vs non photogenic, or blinding beauty IRL that doesn’t come across in a photo, etc.

        That’s a matter of photoshop vs non photoshopped.

  52. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    I’ve been reading Kaiser’s coverage of the Cambridges for years, from before Harry even met Meghan: The Firm is f@3ked. The Cambridges have been bumbling and bland lazy idiots and will continue to be bumbling and bland lazy idiots. But they are dangerous now because they believe the Rota lies and false hype. They have absolutely no self-awareness.

    See this, “highly photogenic, deeply maternal and with a likeability that appeals to people from all walks of life. Unlike Diana, however, she has the self-assuredness that comes with a stable family background,” Kate truly believes she has these qualities!

    Kate was never well-liked! She was teased for being tacky social climber! Photogenic??? Kate has never known how to present herself as a Duchess. She was flashing her bum just 6 years ago because her skirts would constantly fly up with any movement of wind!!!! She wore mini-skirts to engagements!!!!!!!! Maternal, hahahaha. She’s always been deeply uncomfortable around strangers’ children!!! And again, she was never well-liked!!!

    I encourage new Celebitchy readers to read the Cambridge archives because the writing has been on the wall for years before Harry and Meghan’s first date. Kaiser wrote a few times that Harry should separate his office from his brother’s and Poor Jason Knauf (that was her nickname for him because he was always cleaning up Will’s messes) waaay before Meghan came on the scene. This Tominey article is completely BONKERS.

    • S808 says:

      Ooh I’ll definitely do that and read the comments lol! I went back once to old stories when H&M were first speculated to be together and the comments were dead on about how M would be a nightmare for Kate if her and Harry got married. They called it from the beginning.

  53. L4Frimaire says:

    Ummm, ok. I think Kate knows she’s the only one they’ll pay any real attention to, hence all the glamour shots and heavy jewelry during the funeral. She may not have much of substance to say but she clearly will be the star now. As for the others, there’s only so many articles in Country Life one can read about shabby drawing rooms and country walks with the dogs.

  54. esline mills says:

    My only takeaway is that Camilla controls Charles and always has, I never fell for the jovial country lady act.

  55. Amie says:

    This post is hilarious because KKKate was trending on Twitter yesterday hahaha. I honestly thought that moniker was unique to Celebitchy (along with Khate) because I had never seen it anywhere else. How many more anti-Kate gossip websites are there? I feel like the rest fawn on her apart from here.

    This line literally made me LOL, it reads like something from the Onion: “the Crown is more dependent on girl power than ever before. It might not quite be a case of “Charlie’s Angels”, but it certainly comes close.”

    We must have been looking at different versions of Kate because apart from the funeral, she has looked VERY rough to me in most of the outings preceding the funeral and not at all photogenic: “As the wife and mother of a future king, Kate, 40, is now the Diana figure that we have been missing since the Princess of Wales title was set aside with her death 25 years ago – highly photogenic, deeply maternal and with a likeability that appeals to people from all walks of life.

    They have to stop with the “never putting a foot wrong” lololol: “As she grows into her more senior royal role, comparisons will inevitably be made not with Diana, but Queen Elizabeth – who, like Kate, gained a reputation for never putting a foot wrong.”

    Also that stupid peacemaker storyline. If she were such a peacemaker, Meghan and Harry would be back living in the UK and smiling and laughing at the cameras along with Kate and William.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      A lot of people on Twitter who aren’t royal watchers have been connecting the dots regarding Kate’s treatment of Meghan and the attacks from the media. The Sussex squad has been doing a great job of curating those photos and videos of her being nasty to Meghan and being creepily obsessed with Harry.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate being cold toward Meghan during the funeral events was noticed by a lot of casual watchers. The walkabout in particular was obvious.

    • BeanieBean says:

      What these rota rats don’t understand is not that we’re missing a Diana figure, we’re missing Diana. Kate is no Diana.

  56. Rapunzel says:

    I would pay good money to see Kate shake an Aids patient’s hand. Or go out in a land mine field, although she might blow herself up doing that.

  57. kelleybelle says:

    “Still writing bullshit for a living?” — Prince Harry to a royal reporter

  58. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Kate couldn’t redeem herself even if she walked naked through the streets of London ahead of Meghan ringing a bell and proclaiming, “Shame!” every few steps.

  59. Tessa says:

    What is a Diana figure there was only one Diana and Kate is not in the same category title or no title

  60. MrsH says:

    Barf. I would really like Buzzfeed to do another article on Khate – this one clearly and visually showing all the times that she “never put a foot wrong” – all the blown up skirts, shots of her ass and underwear or lack thereof, shots of her eye rolls and sour puss face.

    Peacemaking perfect Princess my @ss

  61. COS says:

    The only parallel between Kate and Diana is how Kate will die a horrible death in a questionable accident once William is done with her. There is no need for divorce or humiliation for William.
    Unlikely Diana, she will be forgotten and wiped from public memory like she barely existed. The RF will wipe out any memories of her with very little effort or disruption.

    • Jess says:

      This comment is extreme. I don’t believe Kate will die a horrible death at all. I think she will live a long life of privilege and comfort like her mother. Even if they divorce and no matter how terrible that will be I don’t see her getting into a media induced car crash.

  62. Tessa says:

    Lol I just watched a documentary about Joan Collins and Kate must have copies made of Alexis Carrington outfits

  63. Jaded says:

    A huge part of Khate’s problem is that she cannot bury her inner meangirl persona long enough to show she can play nice. She was consistently cold, standoffish and rude with Meghan to the point where it was like steak knives were coming out of her eyes. If she wants to be taken with the least bit of seriousness she has GOT to stop with the stink-eye nonsense and maybe do more than just emulate Diana with her wardrobe cosplay and grow the f*ck up.

    • sparrow says:

      Agree. The only thing that made Kate interesting is another woman, Meghan. Before then she was a non entity. Now she is projected onto by the small minded people who read the DM and hate Meghan. Kate’s stress during the mourning period wasn’t sadness but Meghan’s return to the UK, just how lovely and gorgeous she is. Now Kate’s stress is going to be princess of Wales, walking in the footsteps of Diana and without Meghan to take the heat. The fall if there is one is going to be hard.

    • Lux says:

      Khate is nothing if not competitive. In the Tatler article they literally said she picked off her rivals for Will, one by one. She planted stories about Chelsey Davy, was rude to the York sisters, and became an absolute witch to Meghan. She met her match with Rose and I do wish Rose had buried her just a little more (although all the leaks and the Tatler article were more than enough *chef’s kiss*) The mean-girling will never stop and with a mother like Carole, a MIL like Camilla and an ally like Sophie, she’s only going to get worse.

  64. CC says:

    There are so many articles calling Kate the second Diana, that I sometimes don’t register how deeply weird it is that she/her team is seeking out comparisons to her spouse’s dead mother (who died when the spouse was a child).
    Caroline Kennedy, who also lost a parent early and suddenly, is married to a man named Edwin Schlossberg. I doubt that he constantly asks to wear JFK’s clothes, or tries to recreate iconic photos posing as JFK.
    If Paris Jackson started dating someone whose hobby was Michael Jackson impersonation, the whole world would be screaming at her to run.

  65. TheOriginalMia says:

    What a load of BS. I mean…no. Just no. A thousand times no. I don’t care how much Kate copies Diana’s wardrobe or slaps her jewelry on, she will never be Diana 2.0 because she lacks the 1 thing that Diana had: magnetism. Kate is just there. There’s nothing electric or exciting about her personality. She dresses like an old woman. She has no empathy for her fellow man. She is the antithesis of everything Diana was. I’m insulted on Diana’s behalf.

  66. BeanieBean says:

    The Queen known for ‘never putting a foot wrong’? They trying to forget Aberfan? Diana’s death? Those two pop up first in my mind, although I’m sure there are more.

  67. Milly says:

    The Monarchy is in its death throes. It needs new blood – Harry and Meghan were that new blood. But they’ve blown it.

    The UK press are cowards. Journalists know what’s going on in the house of Windsor – and they still write these kind of pathetic articles. Kate’s brought nothing to her role after almost 20 years except looking good in photoshopped funeral car pics.

  68. The Recluse says:

    Me thinks the chickens are coming home to roost. Now that Chuck is King and Camilla is going to be slathered in Grandmum’s jewels, people are going to keep harkening back to who was really supposed to be up there beside him if it weren’t for the way the RF used her and Chuck’s fixation on a married woman. As for Kate, she isn’t going to enjoy actually having to work more now that she’s Princess of Wales, although she’s going to enjoy that lovely Duchy of Cornwall wealth, although the residents don’t seem to be happy with their situation, and of course those royal jewels. If the monarchy gets dissolved, the government had better do a search of all the royal premises for all the goodies this family has hidden away.

  69. Green Desert says:

    Look, no one will ever be Diana, we know this. But I think they actually HAD a potential Diana figure in Meghan. Wanted to work, genuinely cared about other people and causes that had nothing to do with her, and had a natural charisma. Everything that Kate isn’t. That, in addition to their obvious racism, scared the establishment. They didn’t want another person coming close to Diana’s popularity and overshadowing the future Kings.

    There’s the obvious racism, but also a cunning in knowing that they could appeal to a certain type of person who will be predisposed to hating someone like Meghan and all that she is.

  70. Solidgold says:

    The media helped the firm destroy Diana and now looking for someone to fill her shoes? Good luck Kate.

  71. Blue Nails Betty says:

    I usually don’t watch reality shows but I’ll be tuning in to watch every episode of The Real Housewives of Windsor.

    • kirk says:

      Me too! Even though I’ve never sat through a full Real Housewives episode before.

    • A says:

      Hear me out: a reality TV show featuring all the wives who are married into the RF, titled, The Merry Wives of Saxe-Cobourg and Gotha.

  72. bettyrose says:

    The world adored Diana and the RF hated her. What exactly is the end game of comparing William’s wife to a woman KC3 treated terribly?

  73. MY3CENTS says:

    Unflappable? Like her unweighted skirts?

  74. Pam says:

    Dear God, where do we begin??? Charlie’s Angels??? 🤢 Also, comparing Diana to Catherine is a complete farce. I’m old enough to remember Diana on TV for various things—she was warm, kind, genuinely interested in people and her causes—she literally lit up the screen! No way would she have given that lame performance Catherine did in that joint venture with Dr. Jill Biden.

  75. Tessa says:

    Kate had to compete with and see off rivals in her pursuit of will she had no close women friends

  76. Steph says:

    The mysogyny of the British Media is so overwhelming. Kate had been caught on camera being a complete nasty bitch to Meghan on several occasions and they are still trying to hold her up as a peacemaker? Bc she said a few words to Harry at Philip’s funeral?

  77. Michelle says:

    How many fly-away skirts must one experience before one puts a foot wrong?

    • Lizzie says:

      OMG, it’s disgusting. Twitter had a ton of pic’s of her backside showing in public, one terrible in the back of a car wearing a skirt and lets just say obviously no underwear, and the infamous see through dress/pulled up skirt she ‘modeled’ in collage in her desperation to catch Williams eye.

  78. Normades says:

    I rarely post on the Royal posts because I have nothing of merit to add. But jfc are they delusional here.

  79. Lilycat says:

    The new Diana? Lolz. No. But the Real Housewives of Windsor sounds about white.

  80. tamsin says:

    Perhaps the cameras simply failed to capture this, but other than holding their hands, Kate appears to have done little to interact with her children. I didn’t see any pictures of Kate doing any face to face with either child, or any indication that she was checking to see if they were okay. She generally leans down to talk to children but she didn’t even seem to even bend her back to talk to George or Charlotte. On the other hand, I got the impression that Charlotte would have liked to talk to Uncle Harry or Meghan. BTW, I think in a couple of years, they could send Charlotte out by herself and she would do a fine job. It is really unusual for such a young person to be so familiar with protocol. I’d be happy to say that little Charlotte hasn’t set a foot wrong.

    • Well Wisher says:

      No need to pretend, the good mother and loyal wife was present. She has the title that she craved.
      No sweat.

  81. Becks1 says:

    She’s twisting that story about William going to Earl Spencer to stop the marriage into the aunts being against Meghan.

    The aunts were at the Sussex christening, in one of the few released photos. I think Harry is fine with them.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Becks looks like we both were reply to a comment that’s missing. Good lord the Kate propagandists are working hard for their money. It’s so out of hand.

  82. Theresa says:

    Khate is NOT the Diana that everyone is missing…if anyone is it is Meghan

  83. Pumpkin (Was Sofia) says:

    Thing is she doesn’t *need* to be Diana. I don’t think anyone could live up to her. But if she worked regularly (aka around 300 engagements a year or something), she could build herself up as a steady worker and that’ll be enough for her and her image.

  84. tamsin says:

    I thought someone else had just finished writing that Kate was going to forge her own path- as she should. Making her the ‘new Diana’ is just setting her up for comparisons and failures.

    • Well Wisher says:

      Thank you for the reminder. I thought she knew and accepted that Diana, Princess of Wales is irreplaceable.

  85. HeyKay says:

    OK, this needs to stop.
    Diana was a unique person who pretty much broke away from BRF and became an entirely new Icon.
    There is no reason at all for anyone to try to replace Diana. No one can do that. No one.

    The BRF needs to work at changing themselves and find a way to stay in business.

    IMO, H&M starting their own charities and trying to live a private life is a fine idea.

    Now, Charles and William really need to show some ambition and get things done to prove the Monarchy is more than good for tourists. Diplomatic skills, charity work in a provable useful way, not just royal trips to Australia for publicity.

  86. Nevia says:

    The thing with Kate is that she just seems so… vapid. Is there anything she is genuinely passionate about or interested in apart from cosplaying the famous women in her family?

  87. EllenOlenska says:

    Cause they’re both going to have been divorced by the Prince of Wales? Cause that’s all I got, unless maybe they wear the same shoe size?

  88. AnneL says:

    I’m no Kate fan. I think she lacks grace and warmth and tact. But all of this about her being “Nouveau Riche” is pretty snobbish? I can understand people saying she is vulgar or desperate, but being from “New Money” is not in and of itself a bad thing. Making your own way in the world, building wealth without nepotism and inheritances and titles, is no shame. Quite the opposite, IMO. But maybe that’s the American in me.

    Now, I’m not saying the Middletons are some case study in Virtuous Riches. I’ve seen the rumors about Uncle Gary and the Pot Farm (nothing against pot, I think it should be legalized, but still). But I don’t hold Kate’s background against her at all. Just her behavior.

    As for her beauty, I think she looked so much better in college and in her 20s when she had some body fat. Her face was a little rounder, and it made her look prettier, more alive, and way more healthy. If she has an eating disorder, which she seems to, I feel for her. It must suck always having the cameras on you. But unlike Diana, who had a short courtship and engagement, Kate must have known what was coming to some degree. She needs treatment though. She is not a naturally tiny woman.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Nouveau riche isn’t just being new money. It’s new money lacking taste and class. Big distinction and it’s not about snobbery coming from commenters who probably aren’t above Kate in the aristocracy (which is when that would be snobby);, it’s a reflection of her grating character.

    • Aiglentine says:

      Agreed. Eating disorders also affect your emotions and behaviour, which is not helping her at all.

    • Tessa says:

      To me it is an anomaly that kates parents did have a work ethic but did not seem to instill this in their children Kate was to marry a future king and supported by her parents and not expected to support herself and have a career

  89. Tate says:


    That’s all I came here to say.

  90. Smiles says:

    Um…..No she’s not.

  91. jferber says:

    It just occurred to me that the hate face is SO abnormal and off. Could it be that lack of food is also contributing to her psychological imbalance? I mean, her behavior is just so extreme. She needs seeing to, she does.

  92. Jess says:

    Kate looked like a Disney villain. I don’t ever remember Diana looking like that. Kate will never be Diana and no one should be trying to emulate a woman who was pressured into an ED and had anxiety and depression from her failed marriage.

  93. Beverley says:

    If I roll my eyes any harder, I might go blind. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  94. JRenee says:

    10 days of official mourning and whose idea is this? Now that H& M are no longer there, these people will not have access to their plans/schedules so they’ll probably soon turn on each other.
    QE2 made some type of agreement with KC3 when she publicly stated Camilla should be the QC and it was probably to protect or take care of Andrew.
    They’ve been married for what ,17 years? Right around the time Andrew sold his chalet and paid his victim?
    If someone thinks this will help Kate, I don’t agree. I think William has been tired of her trying to increase her standing. She should be mindful of these types of stories. Neither Charles nor William appreciate her popularity.
    The comparison is sad and definitely unfounded.

  95. Janice Hill says:

    Camilla, Ann, Sophie and Kate come close to being Charlie’s Angels? Wow that’s some magical thinking.

  96. jferber says:

    Duchess Meghan is far closer to Princess Diana than Kate ever could be. William chose his match and Harry chose his. Each man chose a wife of his own caliber–one trifling and the other honorable. That’s why the Royal Family wants to destroy Princess Meghan, just as they wanted to and did destroy Princess Diana. It’s so clear to see.

  97. MicMac says:

    Since they are renaming folks, can Prince Andrew who I think is still the Earl of Inverness be referred to as the Loch Ness Noncer?

  98. What ?! Kate is highly photogenic? Oh no, not at all. She photographs not very well and, if not for Photoshop, her photographs would have looked fug . She looks stern and old-looking and has big fangs. She and Sophie seem to be almost the same age. She cannot compare with Diana. Puhleeez ! This Tominey is crazy. Diana (Meghan,too) is a photographer’s dream. She looked so good in every angle. Nothing to throw away with the late Princess. She’s always been visually-pleasing. That’s why even after 25 years her beauty is still celebrated (as well as her life as princess and humanitarian). Hers is unforgettable and timeless beauty.
    Kate ? Nope.