Princess Kate will go to Harvard during the Waleses’ three-day Boston trip

The Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales will apparently be in Boston for three full days. The Boston trip is the whole shebang, they’re apparently not going to visit any other American city, nor are they building in a day to simply be tourists, which kind of sucks? Yes, it will be a Boston winter, but there’s so much cool stuff to see in and around Boston, so much Revolutionary War history and so many places steeped in American history. Which just shows you how superficial Prince William and Kate are – to them, Boston is “the Kennedys” and they’re keen about “the American royal family” and that’s it. That’s as far as they go. Anyway, more details of their big three-day trip have been revealed:

The Prince and Princess of Wales will visit the US for the first time in almost a decade this month when they jet off to Boston for the Earthshot Prize Awards.

Prince William and Kate will spend three days exploring the city and meeting with local organisations before joining activists, policy makers and performers for the glittering ceremony on 2 December. The awards were founded by Prince William to ‘discover, celebrate and scale the best solutions to help repair the planet’. The five winners will be announced on the night.

The princess will also spend time at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, a world leader on research into the lifelong impact of experiences in early childhood, which is a subject area that has become a tentpole of her royal work. The centre has been a long-time supporter of the Royal Foundation and the Centre for Early Childhood.

During their trip, which will take place between 30 November and 2 December, William and Kate will attend a special event with the Mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu, as well as a visit by the prince to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, of the fabled political dynasty.

As well as learning about the climate-related challenges that Boston faces, The Prince and Princess will also take time to meet with those who are working to support vulnerable members of the local community. They will hear about the efforts of Roca, a non-profit organisation working for nearly 35 years to bring public systems together in a cohesive approach to save and change the trajectory of the lives of high-risk young people.

[From Tatler]

“The princess will also spend time at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University… The centre has been a long-time supporter of the Royal Foundation and the Centre for Early Childhood.” Oh, God. Buttons is going to Harvard. She’s going to sit there with Harvard researchers – people with PhDs and million-dollar grants – and talk about how, in her extensive research, the Early Years are important, and not enough people know that! She might even show them her keen Five Big Questions survey, the one she threw together after promising some big new project for a year. Anyway, I’m definitely underwhelmed by this itinerary. It’s like they were trying to pick the most boring events possible. Maybe, despite the reporting to the contrary, William and Kate are not trying to make this trip into some huge, make-or-break international story. Or maybe they don’t know how to draw international headlines for doing anything but “be colonialist flops.”

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202 Responses to “Princess Kate will go to Harvard during the Waleses’ three-day Boston trip”

  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    I think the itinerary is being designed to make them look ‘intelligent’ and ‘focused’ on what they are currently keen about. Its a sad attempt to make them both look statesmean (typo and it stays) like. They are trying to make the Sussex’s look like vapid Hollywooders.

    • Tessa says:

      Kate is so fake. She had time to get a degree in this.

    • Bananarama says:

      Little do they know how much we love our vapid Hollywooders over here 😂

    • Maxine Branch says:

      I think the opposite. The Sussexes repair roofs on homeless centers. Provide baby diapers for centers who serve mothers, fiancé 5 food centers for World Central Kitchens., etc. while the Cambridges are still learning and evolving. Statesmen like, I think not, more timid because they are only known for gaffes. Imagine scholars having to entertain a real dummy. The Sussexes are as far away from Hollywood as the Windsors are from intelligence

      • WOW. That’s how you ether someone.

      • Blue Nails Betty says:

        The Sussexes are like President Jimmy Carter. They genuinely care about their fellow humans and they take effective action and use what they’ve got to help bring attention and money to organizations who need it.

        The Waleses are like Republican officials who blather nonsense, shake a few hands, then toddle off to go count their money and brag about their meaningless award.

      • SquiddusMaximus says:

        Nailed it, Betty. And I’ll add, the Republican/Tory/Waleses crowd would also be commiserating about how all those lazy poor people are just asking for handouts from a Nanny State.

    • equality says:

      Another archetype for Meghan: the “vapid Hollywooder”. She could have Jolie on for her work and Jen Garner for her Save the Children work (which I”m sure has had more impact than any of Kate’s work.

    • First comment says:

      I agree digital unicorn.. we have Kate and Harvard in the same phrase….that’s enough for them to show relevance and intelligence

    • SURE says:

      Agreed @DU! I also wonder whether it’s a case of lowering expectations unlike with the Carribean “charm offensive” disastour. They’re probably still hoping for a PR win based on those strategically lowered expectations. Perhaps there’s a children’s slide at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard.

      • New.Here says:

        🤣🤣🤣

        Let’s hope she dresses appropriately! Bum flashing isn’t cute at 40. Or 30. Or ever.

    • L84Tea says:

      Let’s face it. Late just wants a Harvard sweatshirt she can jog around in like Diana did.

    • Nic919 says:

      And it’s projection once again because the vapid ones are Kate and William. Kate sounded like an idiot when she was with Dr. Biden and these Harvard people will be laughing at her here too. For the sake of the money being donated they won’t say much but Kate has not sounded intelligent on any issue ever. This is not someone who had a shot at an Ivy League school on her own merits.

      • windyriver says:

        I’m confused about what money is being donated. The article is implying that the Harvard group has been supporting the Royal Foundation – “The centre has been a long-time supporter of the Royal Foundation and the Centre for Early Childhood”. That last is Kate’s thing. If Harvard was giving anything, hard to imagine it’s money; maybe Kate had a phone call with someone there a couple of times, to show that they’ve been “collaborate[ing] on new solutions” (as per Foundation website).

        I don’t know why they put her/themselves in these situations, with such qualified people doing significant work, when it’s so obvious what a lightweight she is – which will be completely clear to them within the first 30 seconds..

      • BeanieBean says:

        I found that confusing too, windy river. Harvard’s center supports Katie Keen’s? Monetarily? Shouldn’t it be the other way around, with the royal foundation supporting this work?

      • windyriver says:

        Ah, answered my own question in the second paragraph. The home page of the Royal Foundation has a big picture of Kate the the Ukrainian Community Center. Under the heading, Early Childhood, which I guess I missed about the focus of the visit. An article about the visit: blah blah learn, hear stories, blah blah bringing together, changing conversations, blah blah.

        If she goes to Harvard, she’ll get a couple of pictures and can post more word salad about the big visit. It’ll impress people who drop by the website for a cursory visit who have no deeper knowledge of how vacuous she really it. Not convinced she’s aware enough to realize when people t places she visits aren’t taking her seriously; no doubt her support staff reassure her how well she does.

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        Harvard probably gave Kate some cursory research they’d already done so she could claim it as hers for her Early Years nonsense report. That’s how they “supported” her centre.

        And she should probably steer clear of Harvard anyway. It is home to the Lampoon (and Hasty Pudding). And after she departs, she will be skewered for her stupidity and racism. Although Harvardites can be pretty racist themselves. Her best bet would be to hobnob with the snobs in Elliot House who come from unearned, stolen money too. She might be able to snag an advanced MRS degree from someone even richer than she will ever be if she sticks with Willyawn.

      • JustBitchy says:

        @THATSNOTOK oh Eliot House folks and their aspirations – the annual fete in the spring (try much?). I am a Kirkland house lady. While we had many athletes-guess what? Many, many of those athletes ended up at Stanford, Harvard and Wharton for MBA’s.

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        @JUSTBITCJY Kirkland also has/had the best dining hall food!

    • Dee says:

      I think this crap itinerary is precisely designed to hide the fact that they cannot draw big crowds to save their lazy ass lives.

      Unlike H & M.

      Glee!

    • PrincessK says:

      I bet my bottom dollar that this pair will make sure that they are seen chatting over enthusiastically to people of colour.

    • Brasileira says:

      I trully laughed out loud just by thinking of Buttons Awaity sitting with brain functioning, actuallly speaking, studied researchers. My guess is that she chose “early childhood” because babies can’t verbalize how obnoxious her fake smiles and stupid talks are!

  2. Tessa says:

    This is so embarrassing. Real scholars in the field listening to Kate who brings her charts.

    • MoBiMom says:

      This.

    • Bananarama says:

      For a preview, watch the video of her doing a “round table” with Dr. Jill Biden at a school a few months ago, it’s excruciating. It’s mostly a bunch of softballed questions posed by her smarmy effette simpering private secretary in the kind of condescending tone one reserves for young children giving a presentation about a baking soda volcano at a science fair. Meanwhile the look on JB’s face is like wtf is happening right now, and I think at the end she even comments alluding to how weird and short and pointless it was lol. It’s very clear to everyone but Kate that these events are just 10 minute opportunities for Chris Jackson to take pictures and flex his retouching skills.

      Americans aren’t interested in hiding their disappointment in British royal intellect so I imagine this is going to be pretty intimidating for her and an absolute joke for everyone else. What I would give to be in the room after she leaves lmao.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Bananarama, excruciating doesn’t even cover it. That was so, so embarrassing, and you can see the moment that Jill realizes it was purely a photo op.
        Also, the day of that round table, someone on here posted the transcript of Kate’s exact words and I hope somebody can find it again because it was actually SO much worse when you read the utter nonsense that came out of her mouth. And she had pages of notes right on the table in front of her! Yet she still couldn’t manage one coherent sentence. Beyond mortifying.

        And the icing on the cake was watching her struggle trying to answer a question about Lilibet that she clearly was not expecting as the whole thing wound down and everyone was packing up their stuff, getting ready to leave. You could tell she was ambushed (and pissed) so she mumbled out some sort of lame response.

      • Green girl says:

        If Kate had any shame she would be mortified just thinking about that disaster with Dr. Biden. She was out of her depth and it showed.

        That she is planning something similar in Boston is absolutely mind boggling and is indicative of the arrogance from that court.

      • Harper says:

        Here’s one part of Kate’s presentation at the Biden roundtable: “I’m really interested in how we can best prepare the next generation to become parents themselves, so actually the focus isn’t you know, um, on parenting itself, it’s actually on how we can give them the tools so that they are having their babies and raising their children with these greater tools and I think that is the way that education all the way through the system I think that would be really powerful. Um (big gulp) but yes, in terms of my own journey it’s been about education and um, I’ve really started to get into this work to see what we could do to prevent some of today’s toughest social challenges whether it’s addiction, poor mental health, violence, things like that in the home and ah, um, you know, I …” The word salad and jazz hands and awkward pauses continued on for a few more minutes.

        I’m very interested in seeing if she upgraded her robot settings to include bigger words for the Harvard team, or if she just thought the Biden thing was a homerun and hasn’t bothered to improve her impromptu speaking skills.

      • Deering24 says:

        “ It’s mostly a bunch of softballed questions posed by her smarmy effette simpering private secretary in the kind of condescending tone one reserves for young children giving a presentation about a baking soda volcano at a science fair.”

        *snort* 👏🏾👏🏾

      • Ginger says:

        I remember when Dr Biden said “That’s it? I made so many notes” You can tell she was annoyed that they wasted her time and Kate looked embarrassed. You can also tell Dr Biden doesn’t respect Kate or her fake early years work. But she does respect Harry and his work with Invictus and veterans.

      • Gubbinal says:

        Here’s a transcript of the words to Dr. Jill Biden as Khate delivered them keenly:

        “Actually the focus isn’t you know um sort of on on parenting itself but actually how we could give them the tools so that they are having their babies and and raising their children with these greater tools and I think that’s the way that education all the way through the system I think would be really um really powerful.”

    • alexc says:

      And worse yet she has no embarrassment or shame about being a total fraud completely out of her depth amongst actual experts. She gives new meaning to the word lightweight.

    • LaraK says:

      The problem is that Kate is so unaware of how empty she is. She wants to be on the same level as these people.

      Contrast that to Meghan, who also talks to people with much more expertise and clout than her. But she makes the talk about giving them a platform and learning. Not about self aggrandizement.

      Kate will totally bring up the fakakta survey that my nine year old thought was dumb. Poor Harvard.

    • Gabby says:

      They have likely been tasked with creating a total bullshit cakewalk of a day to make her appear intelligent.

    • Mrs.Krabappl says:

      Um, no . . . SHE will be listening to THEM. According to the article, Kate will hear about what other people do. That’s the extent of her accomplishments, listening about other people’s work for 10 minutes. Her handlers probably don’t trust her to speak, and I don’t blame them.

  3. Lissen says:

    The jokes write themselves. SHE went to Harvard!

  4. 4pibs says:

    Well this is going to be hilarious 😂

  5. Southern Fried says:

    I hope she does bring her pie chart and mumble nonsense while Willy looks pissed off, it’ll be funny.

  6. Becks1 says:

    I’m sure she will meet with the researchers et al at Harvard who will all be very polite to her and then as soon as she walks out they’ll roll their eyes and say “thank goodness that’s over”.

    Everything else seems predictable – meeting the mayor, meeting with Caroline Kennedy (since Earthsho was originally supposed to be at the library, right?), etc. I’m not surprised they didn’t include any historic sites or anything. Do they ever include anything like that in their tours, if its not a major landmark like the Taj Mahal or something?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I’m waiting for them to turn up at the White House – you know they want it. A photo op there with the Pres and First Lady is absolutely on their list – they want to show the Sussex’s who has the ‘real’ power and status.

    • Belli says:

      Did she and her team learn nothing from her experience with Dr Biden? Or did they get enough positive coverage from the fawning press that they’re trying that again and it doesn’t matter that she was embarrassingly vapid and uninformed?

      • Becks1 says:

        I am sure she thought the event with Dr. Biden went very well. I don’t think she has any clue how she comes across and no one is going to tell her.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        kHate is as vapid as they come – she will have taken their politeness/good manners as a sign that they think she’s great and wonderful. We know she doesn’t have any good manners or basic politeness.

        kHate and Ma are takers, the thought of giving anything is enough to send them into a fit of the vapours.

      • Lorelei says:

        Wouldn’t the Bidens host Charles and Camilla, since Charles is the actual head of state? These two are lightweight dimwits and the entire world knows it.

      • SURE says:

        @Lorelei C&D as Prince and Princess of Wales were famously entertained at the White House by the Reagans so W&K could still be hoping for the TB lost-in-the-80s fairytale.

      • Lauren says:

        Based on the comments under the youtube video I just watched of the roundtable Kate has no idea what people who are critical of her think

      • LULULULUbro says:

        Belli- Kate’s bad performance with Dr. Jill Biden was trending on Twitter, and the Royal reporters were embarrassed because a Journalist, a PR person, asked who thought that was a good match-up. Plus, Sussex Squad had a video of the whole exchange.
        Back in the USA, it didn’t fare well. The News reporters asked why KP’s people tried to silence Andrea Mitchell. They called the whole thing Bizzare. Especially how quick it was.

    • LightPurple says:

      The library event space is physically too small for the number of people they invited. As for historic spaces, the MGM Music Hall is adjacent to Fenway Park, it’s literally built on the former players’ parking lot, so they’ll see historic Fenway Park, not that either of them knows anything about baseball.

      And they had better be polite to Mayor Wu.

    • Nic919 says:

      The researchers will treat her like they would do with a visit by Ivanka Trump. They will politely nod while the privileged entitled person spouts silly words and then laugh at them when they leave.

    • Enny says:

      In fairness, as far as Boston sightseeing goes, it’s not like they’re gonna walk the Freedom Trail or anything. Awkward.

      • SarahCS says:

        I (a Brit) got to visit Boston with work some years ago so obviously I got out and visited what I could in the limited time I had. At the Paul Revere House I overheard another visitor comment “they could at least have a horse tied up outside” and I snorted so loudly he heard me and turned around!

  7. Amy Bee says:

    I do wonder how long Kate is going to keep up with this pretense. I don’t know why KP is trying so hard to make Kate into something she’s not. She would be better off visiting a children’s hospital or an old people’s home.

    • aftershocks says:

      Apparently, they’re going to keep up with this embiggening farce till kingdom come, or rather till kingdom come to an end, please! They have no shame, and not an ounce of credibility or accountability. 🙄

  8. Tessa says:

    Oh come on a tentpole for her royal work. Lolol. It is all about her wardrobe. Can the center arrange to put a slide in the building so she can make a grand entrance. These are leading scholars and Kate would not be able to fully understand their work. Kate did not want to bother getting a degree because research means more work.

  9. ML says:

    “The princess will also spend time at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, a world leader on research into the lifelong impact of experiences in early childhood, which is a subject area that has become a tentpole of her royal work. The centre has been a long-time supporter of the Royal Foundation and the Centre for Early Childhood.”
    Why does this center at Harvard support the Royal Foundation? How much money and how has this money been spent?

    • Eurydice says:

      Not financial support. And not long-time supporter. They “collaborated” on Kate’s report. The only mention of Kate’s Center on the Harvard website is a link back to the Royal Foundation’s press release about the report.

    • Aurora says:

      Reading the title and then seeing the pic of Kate ridiculously going down the slide made me laugh so hard. Celebitchy is so hilariously shady with the pic selections.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        It’s why I’m here. The snark meta is strong within Celebitchy, complete with visuals.

    • Lionel says:

      That sentence caught me too. Like, wha…? How can you be a “long time supporter” of a “Centre” that “opened” in 2020 and has done (checks notes) nothing since then?

    • SarahCS says:

      Maybe they send a card at Christmas. That’s support.

  10. Jillian says:

    They’ll never get the sort of enthusiastic reception they’re wishing for in the US. Maybe if they’d pulled themselves out of their own asses for a spell, they
    would understand that the Kennedys are not it these days (my god, Chris fucking Pratt married one). These two idiots really do live in the 60s with their racism and snobbery (and dowdy old fashioned clothes, KATE), how bizarre

  11. Eurydice says:

    Sorry, if you’re looking for celebrity excitement, Boston is not the place. We have universities, hospitals, museums, science and banking and lots of non-profits. And our restaurant kitchens close at 10:00 pm.

    These seem like perfectly normal events. The only reason they might be boring to the general public is because William and Kate are boring. Imagine the same itinerary with Harry and Meghan.

    • SquiddusMaximus says:

      Darling, you forget that Harvard University is such an overlooked, underappreciated institution that will benefit sooooo much from Kate’s distinction. :-/

      Really a champion of the people, these inbred chads.

      • Eurydice says:

        Well, President and Fellows of Harvard College was founded under King’s Charter, so there’s a “connection.” But, having worked there for a good part of my life, I can tell you that NOBODY and NOTHING confers distinction upon Harvard – rather, as far as Harvard is concerned, it’s the other way around. And they have plenty of experience with visiting kings, potentates, presidents, moguls, and general all-around rich people – not all of whom have been the brightest bulbs. This meeting will go fine.

      • Moneypenny424 says:

        @Eurydice you are spot on. This is not the first world figure who isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed to visit. Harvard will make her comfortable, she will not be embarrassed.

        I would love for her to cosplay though and make sure she wears glasses to look smarter. I’m sure that’s one of the tools that’s so important in early years–tools so you have the benefit of tools.

  12. Snuffles says:

    It wasn’t enough that Kate looked like a dimwitted lightweight in front of our First Lady. They’re going to do it again by putting her next the Harvard intellectuals. Her ignorance is going to be on FULL display.

  13. Miranda says:

    As if Caroline Kennedy hasn’t been through enough tragedy in her life, now they’re inflicting these 2 on her?! That poor woman.

  14. caitlin says:

    It’s not clear to me which country is paying for this but regardless, what is Boston actually getting out of this? People are being inconvenienced and taken away from their duties and important work to entertain these 2?

    • SquiddusMaximus says:

      Oh. I don’t know, maybe Kate will debase herself by going to a women’s/children’s shelter by Mass General. Right? Or is it too much to hope they’ll do anything but rub elbows with the similarly rich and entitled?

      • Blujfly says:

        She should go to BCH and show support for them given the threats and stress they have been under due to caring for transgender children. Speaking of both mental health and childhood development. Can you imagine? She would never.

      • THRILLHAUS says:

        Ok I work on Beacon Hill and the people-watching from that would just be *chefs kiss*

    • Zazzoo says:

      I don’t understand the point of the visit. And why specifically Boston? And only Boston?

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ 🥱 Likely, no one in New York and Washington DC were interested in hosting them for more inane p.r. embiggening. 😴

      • Whatevs says:

        The point of this visit is to mimic the Sussex NYC visits last Fall and this year. The point is to get pictures that look like and for them to have the same experiences that Harry & Meghan have and had. Pictures with & meeting/event with the Mayor? Check. Go to a highfalutin institution like Harvard (not the UN like they would have liked, cos they didn’t quite make it there)? Check. Somebody’s gonna be pictured carrying a briefcase or leather-bound portfolio or wearing a cosplay of her version of ‘fly’ business-wear. Bet on it. Hey, when Somebody makes her speech, she might even be wearing an all-red en-sem-ble. While we’re at it – let’s go to a neighborhood joint and hobnob with some ‘regular folk.’ Follow it all up with a big TV-‘event’ Earthshot, (maybe sorta kinda like a Global Citizen-type appearance?) It’s all calculated to copy & erase bc younger bro can’t upstage the other one.

  15. Lorelei says:

    This part doesn’t even make any sense (not that any of it does, but still):

    “The centre has been a long-time supporter of the… Centre for Early Childhood.”

    How can it be a “long time supporter” when Kate’s Centre (aka ‘The Center For Kids Who Can’t Read Good’) is, what, around two years old? If that? And has accomplished quite literally nothing?

    I swear to god if they didn’t constantly try to make everything she does come across as GROUNDBREAKING and AMAZING, it would be a lot easier to tolerate. Like, if they’d specifically say that Kate is going to Harvard’s established center in order to glean ideas for her own nascent project or something like that. But they’ll probably write about it as if Harvard’s center and Kate’s are equally prestigious, impactful, blah blah.

    Who knows, maybe she’ll surprise us. But I’m not holding my breath.

    • Eurydice says:

      Harvard and London School of Economics both “collaborated” on the first “major research project” report that came out of Kate’s Center for Keenness. It was a thing back at the beginning of the year.

    • Sophie says:

      According to their website though, under the collaboration tab, there is no mention of this programme in Harvard! The whole website in fact, is a puff piece for Kate! Only under the Find Help & resources there are some references for this centre. But, again, nothing like a collaboration or joint research that can produce applicable results!

      I truly believe that, as always, the BM is creating fiction, without the due diligence.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      LOL @Lorelei. Right! The announcement for the “launch” of the Centre for Early Childhood was June 17, 2021. The broom closet hasn’t turned two yet. But, sure, Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child has been a “long time supporter”. The spin is entertaining.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate never showed any interest in early childhood development until the Friday before Meghan’s Grenfell cookbook was announced in September 2018. Becky English got a call from kate or Carole to try to highjack attention for that project and they called it broken Britain because they didn’t even know they would call this. It then took years before they did anything more on it and then they tried to pretend that kate has been working on this for years despite no press coverage of her interest prior to that.

      The survey remains a joke because it is not something that would even pass a first year psychology course because it doesn’t measure anything of value and it is no different than a poll that many news organizations take.

      And we have heard nothing further about this centre located at KP, where kate has not been seen after Adelaide cottage was announced as a residence. So this is all just spin no different than what we saw Ivanka and Jared do when they were given the advisor positions. The main difference is that many Americans questioned by Ivanka and Jared did anything related to government because they were simply there because of who their family was, which is no different than William and Kate.

  16. Sophie says:

    Awwww, look at them trying too hard! Mumbles will be so out of depth, it’s going to be hilarious, while Prince of Pegging will be all uncomfortable looking like a cucumber! And @Kaiser, I really don’t think that “William and Kate are not trying to make this trip into some huge, make-or-break international story”. I think they are trying to preempt any negative reaction from objective reporters!

  17. Steph says:

    I think they finally got the message that they can’t compete. This itinerary is designed solely for photo ops. They will not be talking. They know it won’t be wall to wall coverage but they won’t have any public gaffes either.

    Off topic 1: even with the awkward angle, she looks good I’m the pink jacket. Wish I could see the whole outfit though bc she’s known for “almost” when it comes to dressing.

    Off topic 2: the pic of her in the sweater and outdoor jacket is the first time I’ve noticed her hair being so frizzy. I think that’s one of her biggest style failures. She keeps going for looks that her hair texture doesn’t support. Her hair isn’t meant to be straightened which is why it frizzed up like that in that weather. She should have had it pulled off her face with product that enhanced her natural waves/curls.

    • Jais says:

      Maybe in her college days, I remember seeing her hair looking naturally wavy. Not sure about curly though. Most of the time, when she wears it curly, isn’t it straitened first and then curled? Asked by someone who air drys her hair but looks amazing a few times a year when it’s cut and styled by someone else.

      • Steph says:

        Yes, she straightens it before curling it (my curls cried as I typed that. So much heat!).
        I mentioned it bc she loves and works in an climate that doesn’t lend itself to straightening hair. So it frizzes up and all the work she puts in to do that destroys her hair. She needs to stick to stuff that supports her natural texture.

  18. girl_ninja says:

    Kate should ask Pippa to come along on the trip since Pippa is the one with a degree in Physical Education, Sport and Physical Literacy focusing on early childhood development. Or maybe Pippa can write some notes down on some index card for KKKate to throw out at the folks at Harvard. I’m sure they are looking forward to taking time out of their work to babysit Keen.

    • Snoodle says:

      I am pretty sure that Harvard has at least one person per department whose entire job is babysitting braindead VIPs.

      You don’t maintain longterm as much money and social prestige as Harvard does without being well-prepared to thoroughly French kiss the asses of those in power.

  19. Tessa says:

    She can talk about how being a mother of three children making her an expert and read from a script. In the post accent. Is she really so clueless that she feels she can talk to experts and scholars. If anything the scholars should be giving a presentation and she could.listen.they are famous is the field . Kate is a dabbled since she never really puts time in learning.

  20. Shelly bean says:

    Caroline Kennedy is the Ambassador to Australia, not Britain. Strange they had to fly her all the way back to the US just so the keens could meet a Kennedy.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Shelly Bean, I’m not sure where Rory Kennedy is currently based (I think NYC?) or if she has anything to do with this or the Ripple of Hope awards.
      (IMO it seems much more likely that she’d be involved with RoH and attend that ceremony since it’s in honor of her father.)

      Anyway, coincidentally, Rory is good friends with and has collaborated & partnered on projects with Liz Garbus, who is working on Harry & Meghan’s Netflix show. Rory and Liz co-founded a production company years ago. So W&K should definitely not expect an enthusiastically friendly greeting from Rory, if they happen to cross paths. 🙃

    • JustBitchy says:

      Will the hunky Jack Schlossberg be around ? Khate will go Gaga!

  21. CC says:

    Some people act like Meghan is smarter than Kate, but Meghan only went to Northwestern while Kate went to Harvard!

  22. blue says:

    Matchy-matchy earrings & pendant are bourgeois, imitating actual Victorian/Edwardian parures. I’m surprised her stylist let this pass.

  23. aquarius64 says:

    Kate was a mess with Jill Biden. I bet the Wailses tried to crash the White House state dinner on Dec 1 and got turned down. That dinner is for France.

    • Roo says:

      Oh god, can you imagine, Aquarius64? They surely had some courtier call the WH social secretary and mention several times that Egg and Khate would be there and would love to meet the Bidens, but the social secretary refused to take the hint…LOL.

      Especially after the early years conference disaster and Princess Anne making the comment about Biden farting, I’m sure the WH has no time for this family.

      • 809Matriarch says:

        @Roo
        It’s even worse. It was the now QUEEN CONSORT CAMILLA who ran all over Britain talking about President Biden’s flatulence. The Queen!!

      • SomeChick says:

        that was Camilla. jokey, “fun” Camilla.

        say what you will about Anne, but she would NEVER.

    • Christine says:

      If there is anything a casual observer of pop culture recognizes, it is that England likes to pretend like France is exactly the same as Ebola, rabies, lice, and boils.

      Karma is taking a righteous bow, damn.

  24. Nopity Nope says:

    I would love for them to be show their commitment to mass transit by taking the T…getting stuck on the Red Line with 30 minute delay en route to Harvard would be exactly what they deserve.

    And hoo buddy. The traffic impact on these two gallivanting around between Fenway and Harvard/Cambridge…Mass Ave and Storrow will be useless for days.

    • MY3CENTS says:

      What , No helicopter available? Going to be quite a shock.

    • Moneypenny424 says:

      Ha ha ha ha! Or maybe they can look into the mental health issues caused by the Orange Line fires.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Lol @Nopity Nope. Don’t give them ideas. Remember how last summer (don’t recall the event), the BM put out some bathroom train story with Kate and a little boy she “was talking to through the closed door” lol and “no security” in sight during the headlines of Harry’s security fight. The BRF/BM are as subtle as a sledge/jackhammer.

  25. Seraphina says:

    The jokes just write themselves with this headline.

  26. Plums says:

    I think it illustrates how enmeshed I’ve become in the keen narrative on this site that I read the headline and laughed. It’s not even a joke! It’s purely fact based. Kate will go to Harvard. And I lol.

  27. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Do you think she’ll show up to Harvard wearing a whole lot of oversized and inappropriate jewelry?

  28. Over it says:

    I know what Harvard can do for mumbles Mcbutton, but what can the mute do for Harvard? Like what exactly is she bringing to the table? As for pegging along, sigh, that’s literally all it seems he will be doing.

  29. Blithe says:

    So, what are the odds that Kate unearths a Harvard sweatshirt just like Diana’s — and wears it at least once during this tour in an effort to create her own “iconic” association with Hahvahd?

    I was really hoping that Will and Kate would also be visiting either DC or NYC — where at least one visit to a school or a community center would include a cutely earnest kid publicly asking a question about “Princess Meghan”. Oh well. I’m looking forward to hearing more about Kate’s visit to Harvard. Quotes, videos, Harvard logo sweats….I’m here for it!

  30. Well Wisher says:

    Would there be a large English Press as part of the the Wales contingent?

    They are the only ones talking about it, and whinging about the Sussexes award.

    We will know soon enough.

  31. TL says:

    Will she show them her chart?

  32. AmelieOriginal says:

    I started following Jack Schlossberg, Caroline Kennedy’s son, awhile back on Instagram. He doesn’t post very much but lately he’s been posting a lot of pictures of him paddle boarding on the Hudson River with amazing views of the NYC skyline behind him. Just putting that out there since this post is Kennedy related, he’s such a cutie.

    As for the Cambridges turned Wales and their visit to Boston, I don’t have much to say lol. There’s also a fantastic Children’s Museum in Boston I went to as a kid and I remember LOVING it, I’m sure they’ve updated it since I was there because it’s probably been 25+ years. Just looking at the website you can see all the cool stuff they have: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-and-programs/exhibits/ If Kate is so interested in childhood development as she says, this place would have been a no brainer. I’m not even from Boston and I can come up with places Kate should have on her itinerary.

    • Becks1 says:

      Haha one of my oldest friends works at that museum! Lordy if she met Kate her mother would never let us forget it, LOL.

      • AmelieOriginal says:

        It’s such a great museum, your friend is lucky! We have some children’s museums in NYC but they tend to be smaller and not as big and not as great (based on my experience as a volunteer Big and bringing my Little to a few of those places). As I said everything there is probably new because I didn’t recognize anything from the current exhibits but it would have been the perfect place to bring George, Charlotte, and Louis had they accompanied their parents on the trip. Oh well!

    • Well Wisher says:

      Jack favour his late uncle John Jr.

      Super handsome.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Indeed he does – thats who i thought of when i saw his photos. Double of his late Uncle.

      • girl_ninja says:

        Is Jack the one that Taylor “dated” and would sign out of classed during his senior year of high school?

      • AmelieOriginal says:

        @girl_ninja: no, Taylor dated Conor Kennedy who is the son of RFK Jr. and Mary Kennedy, grandson of RFK. Jack Schlossberg is the grandson of JFK. Weirdly though I will be celebrating Thanksgiving near and staying at at an airbnb in Westerly, RI which is where Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island mansion is. She bought it during the time she was dating Conor Kennedy (I think the Kennedys have a house nearby?). And while Jack does resemble a bit his late uncle JFK Jr,, it’s mostly the hair. If you see pictures of Edwin Schlossberg, Jack’s dad, Jack is his clone.

      • JustBitchy says:

        He is a hottie. Also has an MBA and JD from Harvard

    • Blithe says:

      Thanks for the link. This museum looks wonderful!

    • Harper says:

      But does it have a SLIDE?

  33. Mina_Esq says:

    I am starting to feel sorry for Kate. She made up this interest to get people off her back about her laziness, but she is now being put in a position where she will embarrass herself in front of actual experts.

    • SarahCS says:

      But does she even realise she’s embarrassing herself? I don’t think she does or cares. She’s that lazy and vacant. Now, I can accept that she begrudges having to ‘work’.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Why? @Mina_Esq. She/they made up a story that Meghan made Kate cry. A big effing lie. Kate doesn’t care as long as she is made to look good. She lied about a solo project 2 days before Meghan’s cookbook (solo project) was announced. I have no doubt this was encouraged by Knauf/KP/grey men. The BM & other media sycophants will only put out positive stories about Kate. People magazine will “quote” someone saying Kate really knows her stuff and the BM will be all about Kate & Harvard-Hardvard.

      • Nicolez says:

        The cookbook wasn’t Meghan’s idea.

      • Jaded says:

        @Nicolez — you are totally wrong.

        “Zahira Ghaswala, a kitchen coordinator at the communal kitchen, describes how a “passing conversation” during the duchess’s visit led to the book. The duchess had asked why the kitchen was not open seven days. “And I said ‘funding’.”

        “And then we offered her the food. She saw the lovely food cooked by these women. So she goes: ‘Why not do a cookbook?’ At that time I thought it was a flying comment and that was it really. But now, here we are.”

        Serena Williams was among the first to praise the project. The tennis star, a friend of the duchess, tweeted: “I used to call you Meghan (and I still do) but dear Duchess of Sussex your first project “Together” a cookbook bringing women of all cultures together. I could not be more excited about it and proud of you. It’s beautiful- diversity, inclusivity, coming together in grief or joy.”

        I have that cookbook and the recipes are wonderful, as is Meghan who brought it all together.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Thanks so much @Jaded for setting the record straight about the Together Cookbook. It’s such a wonderful project that has resulted in so many amazing benefits, victories, and interconnected inspirations. It was lovingly and beautifully put together. The recipes and stories behind them are so joyful, resonant and family-oriented. I have given many copies as gifts to friends and family members. ❤️ I endlessly enjoy trying out the recipes. One of my favorites, which I have made often, is the Spiced Potato Kibbeh. So delicious! Yum! 😋

        The cookbook idea came about organically because Meghan is a caring person who truly listens, and who determinedly desires to help others. Meg is a results-oriented mover-and-shaker who ‘gets things done,’ as her Suits colleagues famously said about her. As Tina of Sussex Squad Podcast has said, ‘Meghan is not new to this. She’s true to this!’

        Meghan happened to have contacts in media and publishing because she had been thinking about launching a cooking show and/ or writing a cookbook around the time she met Harry in 2016. In the midst of M&H’s amazing love journey, those project ideas were put away. So how wonderful that Meg was ultimately able to utilize her cookbook idea to benefit the women of the Hubb Kitchen, and the entire Grenfell community. 💞

      • Therese says:

        Jaded: thank you for the recommendation for the Together cookbook. I was interested before and forgot to order it. I just ordered it. Thanks again. Wish me luck, not a great cook like my mom was. Last endeavor in the kitchen took me two days to clean up and had to throw my clothes in the washer.

  34. Chantal says:

    Oh good grief!
    Please let Katty give a presentation on her actual “work” which Harvard supposedly supported. And with Willie’s ad libs and thunderous expressions? The Keens will certainly find a way to offend someone. Or many someones. They are nothing but pure comedy….

  35. Deering24 says:

    “ Prince William and Kate will spend three days exploring the city…”

    🤣🤣🤣😈😈😈 The jokes just write themselves, I swear. I take it Roxbury will be in there somewhere so Kate can do her Karen-Bountiful act?

  36. Mari says:

    She will go to Harvard? To use the bathroom or something?

  37. QuiteContrary says:

    This is the only way Kate could get into Harvard.

  38. Vanessa says:

    This is nothing more than a photo opportunity for Kate to try to legitimize her Early work development nonsense that’s what this is . Everyone is knows that early childhood development is important we all know some people have more resources than others some people are born with privileges some kids are luckier than most . Come from better environment where they have food on the table every day . Kate doesn’t want to deal with real issues like kids not having meals why are programs that are supposed to help are getting cut like breakfast programs that help a lot kids . Kate just wants to say words that make her appear caring without doing any effort or having any real empathy for others this is just a vanity project that the courtiers put together to competition with Meghan projects.

  39. Dee says:

    10-1 odds she wears crimson and black?

  40. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I wish William and his wife didn’t come to the US at all. Why can’t they grovel for approval in some other country? Maybe one that didn’t fight a war to get rid of them?

    • Beverley says:

      Word.
      We don’t want them and we definitely don’t want to pay for their visit. Why bother when the stated explanation for Meghan’s ongoing harassment is her “Americanness”?

      Pegs and Mumbles can’t have it both ways: holding their disdain for America while desperate to win American hearts and minds. The British media and the Wales view Americans with a certain contempt while wanting American adulation and $$$. They think we’re too stupid to connect the dots.

  41. Gracie says:

    I am just so jealous of the resources at her disposal, household help, and opportunities to learn more because of the resources and support. I finished business school while my oldest was a baby and it wasn’t easy, but we made it work. If I had her support network and resources, I’d have a second master’s and likely a PhD. You need baseline knowledge beyond “having kids” to understand interventions, outcomes, trauma-informed practices. Such a waste. Not only her, but many wealthy women who coast instead of empowering their minds and using their resources.

    • sparrow says:

      I often think this. She could do so much. She could get the best tutors and learn languages. Personally I’d be doing humanities courses and finally finishing my PhD. I don’t think she’d get away with spending money on such stuff, but child development qualifications and studies wouldn’t be controversial, nor would languages. Thinking about it, I suspect child development courses would require a practical element that she couldn’t do – being in classrooms etc.

  42. Kim Scott says:

    Kate visiting Harvard? I wonder who suggested that…with her degree in Art History (an easy degree to get for those who really don’t want to go to college).

  43. Beverley says:

    Bwahahahahaha! Cannot wait to hear Mumbles’ astute input alongside learned Harvard scholars. Should be a conversation for the textbooks 😂🤣😁

  44. Laura D says:

    Ever since someone posted that Kate looks like a kid who’s been told she’s got a gold star for her homework, I can’t help but chuckle every time I see that first picture. 😆

    As for visiting Harvard; I have no words! I’m sure the college will be hospitable and polite but, I doubt they’re really expecting Kate to have any in-depth knowledge on the subject. This is a photo-op they know it, we know it and the media knows it. The Fail will go OTT about the visit but, in truth the only people who will be impressed are those who need to believe Kate is something more than the FQC.

  45. Emily says:

    This is Kate’s Legally Blonde moment. I hope she wears all pink.

  46. Athena says:

    This calls to mind a picture of Dr. Jill Biden sitting at a desk in Airforce 1 going over notes, preparing herself for the early childhood development round table with Kate and realizing at the quote unquote round table that Kate was a non entity, not even a light weight. Hoping the Harvard professional do not waste their time preparing for this meeting. They can bring out slides and pie charts from 20 years ago and she won’t know the difference. They can name drop fake names of well known expects in the field and she won’t know the difference. I hope one of the attendees leak to the press how unknowledgeable she is

    I’m tired of this woman taking up peoples time.

  47. Julia K says:

    late U.K. papers are saying Kate will blow everyone away in the U.S. and no one will care about Meghan. I am not quite sure how this is supposed to happen.

  48. Jaded says:

    Mr. Jaded’s daughter is Principal of a prestigious private K to 12 school with students coming from all over the world. She currently has 2 Master’s degrees, is working on her PhD, has taken courses on curriculum design from Harvard, plus has a rambunctious 10 year old and a husband who just went back to work last year after being a SAHD, which they both agreed was the best way to raise their daughter until she grew out of her “little kid” years. To say that she’s busy is a total under-statement. Now compare that to Kate. With ALL the resources at her fingertips — cooks, nannies, house-keepers, wardrobe and wiglet minders, etc. — she doesn’t have to lift a fukcing finger and yet….crickets. She could do SO MUCH MORE but chooses to be indolent, uninspired, disinterested and useless and, for doing basically nothing, she gets to live a luxe life on the taxpayers dime. SMH…

    • caitlin says:

      And yet she is praised for wearing the right colour of dress and appropriate accessories – not for accomplishments and acts of kindness. SMH….

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        The sycophant BM/rr’s/derangers praised Kate’s photoshopped Glamour Shots photo shoot at Philip’s funeral. Kate is praised for “never putting a foot wrong”.lol There are plenty of times that her face has been full out wrong. Showing her two facedness. That she can walk in high heels doesn’t mean she hasn’t put a foot wrong.

  49. aquarius64 says:

    I didn’t know KP tried to muzzle Andrea Mitchell, one of America’s respected journalists. US gossip press will laud them but US legitimate media will not forget.

  50. Gold Ladder says:

    Boston College is the school more well-known for early ed.

  51. Therese says:

    @That’s not okay: With respect, I was just going to say to Kaiser, oh, I’m sure you made a mistake or misread, and Kate is showing up to get a Hasty Pudding award and to be lampooned and ridiculed. And @Harper and Gubbinal, thank you for the actual transcript of the mumbled “talk” Kate gave with Dr. Biden, and I went to You Tube to watch it for myself again, as I never could make out what she was saying. Great day in the morning. But she did get the “first five years” down, and repeatedly returns back to repeat those words about three times. She can say that much, over and over.

    This just isn’t working, and it needs to stop. It just doesn’t have to be. She does not have to do something she can’t do. Why not quit pushing her to do something she is incapable of. That was so hugely embarrassing on a world stage with a world leader, (alright wife of a world leader, but Jill Biden has a lot in her arsenal). She cannot do this, and yet she is constantly pushed to do so. And in so doing is highlighting the incompetence of her handlers. Why not just let her do what is in her wheelhouse: show up, shake hands, ask questions, listen, leave. Why keep pushing her to be someone she is not and will never be. She is taking the brunt of the criticism, but it needs to be shared with her handlers. I don’t know why they can’t see that Kate is not the only one being humiliated. She represents the Crown. They had a world leader come across the sea from another continent to waste her time and many notes and enthusiasm for a subject for NADA. Nothing. That is a political and philanthropic embarrassment. At the very least, they could have told Jill, no no no. Don’t get excited. Leave your notes. It’s just for show. And by the way, Jill Biden didn’t need her notes, her off the cuff summation of a conference that wasn’t to be was the fruit of years of work, interest and research. People are kinder to animals than they are to Kate. Kate isn’t a dancing bear chained to a pole. She can’t dance. Just take the chains off and let her be.

    • Iz_Q says:

      Great post. Also, the same happened to Kate in Denmark with Crown Princess Mary. She was out of her league at the visit to the DV center. Mary can speak about the backpack program in her sleep because she was integral in launching it. And, she passionate about it. Kate was too busy flipping her hair around. They are trying to make her happen on the same level as the other European royal women and it will never happen. She does not have the the work ethic nor the desire to put in the effort. Just let her be the stepford royal woman and move on.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ Exactly guys. The over-embiggening of Khate definitely needs to stop. But sadly, it won’t. Ever since Meghan entered the BRF sphere and rose to global prominence by virtue of genuine merit and amazing accomplishments, Khate & Co have been green with envy and determined to try and tear down Meghan while aggrandizing Khate. After Sussexit, this stupidity should have ended, yet it’s only gotten worse.

        Instead of working on herself and minding her own business, Khate and cohorts constantly copykeen everything Meghan in order to try and erase the beautiful, accomplished WOC and elevate the useless, undeserving white princess. It’s a competition only in the minds of the BM and the BRF. M&H have moved on to a happier life and they exist in a completely different, much kinder stratosphere than that of Salty Isle nonces.

  52. jferber says:

    Please don’t come to America, you grifters. They drove Harry and Meghan out and now want to make in-roads into their new country. If they do come, I’d rather they go to a gritty city like Detroit or Oakland. They’d be heckled the hell out of there. They think Boston is genteel enough for them, maybe? That was the home of the American Revolution, not that they’d know that with their mostly unlearned history lessons.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they think the Boston tea party was an actual tea party like Charlotte had with her dolls.

  53. Katie Beanstalk says:

    Getting a degree can be too hard for some people. I had to drop out because of stress problems. It doesn’t mean she is superficial or doesn’t care. I thought she did a degree in art or something.

    • Maremotrice says:

      Kate’s degree is in art history. I think some of the comments on this site about it being a Mrs degree are unfounded – it’s no less (or more) rigorous than any other humanities degree. See, for instance, what this UK-based careers advice site has to say about it:

      “Studying history of art allows you to examine the visual arts through a range of historical, social, geographical, cultural and psychological contexts. You’ll consider the meaning implied by the subject and style of art forms, as well as the impact that art has on our lives.

      “You’ll also gain a number of broad skills that are desirable to future employers, such as:
      * analysing and interpreting information from different sources
      * using critical judgement to form opinions and strong arguments
      * presenting information in an intelligent, coherent and balanced way
      * oral and written communication skills
      * time-management skills
      * the ability to work independently and in teams
      * listening skills.”

      https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/history-of-art

      Of course developing skills is one thing – keeping them up is another matter.

    • Blithe says:

      She has a degree in art history. The BRF has one of the largest private art collections in the world, as well as multiple palaces, castles and homes with historically significant furnishings. Great Britain has world class art museums and galleries. If Kate has a genuine interest in art history she’s being incredibly restrained about using her skills to share her interest in art or in promoting an awareness of GB’s treasured art to both her fellow citizens and to potentially scholars and even tourists.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      If she actually did the work to get her art history degree, then why did she not know that Fabergé eggs were no longer being made? I don’t have an art history degree, or any degree, and I know that. It’s not something you need to learn in college/university. Why didn’t she know that with her degree?

  54. NMountain says:

    Kaiser, I know I am late for this article and majority of the discussions have done already. But I would like to point out a few interesting points:
    I think you have been close to the point when you mentioned that the Waleses were only going to visit Boston and mentioned the Kennedys in particular.
    Here is my observation:
    This is a tic for tac play to the Kennedys when the Sussexes were announced to be the recipient of the Robert F Kennedy award for their ‘heroic’ stance against ‘structural racism’ of royal family.
    Here is the DM link: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11448401/Harry-Meghan-honored-RFK-Foundations-gala-stance-against-structural-RACISM-monarchy.html.
    Then there are these facts:
    1) it’s a fact that Boston has become an Irish city for more than a century ever since they took over the city from the WASPs (Protestant English descendents) when they had arrived there in troves since the Farmine onwards.
    2) The Irish, for the majority of them at least, either in Ireland or in diapora, don’t care for the English or British, let alone the epitome of their representive: the Crown. It has been said that the Irish diapora in the US practically funded the IRA terrorists in Northern Ireland during the 30-odd years Trouble.
    3) The Kennedys made their fortunate and name in Boston. And the city is still heavily associated with them. In fact, they have their famous compounds in Massechusettes.

    So with such background, I don’t think it is entirely a wellwisher visit from the royals. And the fact that one of the Waleses’ stays is going to be the Kennedy LIbrary and Museum is the icing on the cake, because the Waleses status ensures that one of the senior Kennedys must come to receive them, since they are practically playing the host in their own turf.

    And below is my more disturbing theory:
    With such unfortunate timing between the Sussexes and the Waleses events, I think the older and fewer but no less powerful WASP establishment in the city made sure to invite the Waleses to pay back to what the Kennedys have done in the narrative war and the broader ethnic struggle between the English and Irish, and the Kennedy Museum stay is the icing on the cake, like I said. The royals are now just a pawn in this bigger struggle.

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