Prince William & Kate will not be ‘distracted’ by the Sussexes during their trip

Ah, yes – another piece in the wall-to-wall panicked previews of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s three-day trip to Boston. Kensington Palace continues to emphasize that this is merely a “trip” and not a “tour.” Meanwhile, the royal rota continues to emphasize that they’re disappointed in the lack of glamour and headline-grabbing events during William and Kate’s trip. So here we are, with yet another preview, this time in the Telegraph. The lede here is hilarious: William and Kate will not “be distracted” by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. As in, Harry and Meghan’s mere existence in America is potentially a huge “distraction” for the Waleses but they will stay strong and keen. Interestingly, I wonder if the American media covering their trip will adhere to a “no questions about those Montecito distractions” rule. Some highlights from the Telegraph:

American hearts & minds: For the Prince and Princess, the Boston trip is a big moment, their first overseas visit since taking on their new roles and a critical opportunity to whip up more of an international buzz around the Earthshot Prize. Both royal and government sources privately acknowledge that it also offers the chance to reposition the Royal family in American hearts and minds, casting them in their own light rather than the racist, neglectful version peddled by the Sussexes.

The trip wasn’t planned with the Sussexes in mind: However, a foreign office source insisted that the visit had not been planned with the Montecito-based couple in mind. “The Palace team are highly cognizant of Meghan and Harry, but equally, they’re not scared of their shadows on this,” they said. “William is the future King. Harry has taken his path, she’s doing her podcast, they’ve got their issues, but the palace isn’t going to run scared of that, so kudos to them.”

The first Earthshot Prize was a big, dumb snooze: The inaugural Earthshot Prize was held in London last year and while it was hailed a great success, it did not generate significant attention abroad. “America is your best chance of projecting it internationally,” the source said. “That was the logic behind wanting to do it in Boston.”

The global brand of the Waleses: Hannah Jones, the chief executive of the Earthshot Prize, told The Telegraph: “Our goal is to become a global brand and we are one year into it. It’s very early days and it’s quite incredible the amount of momentum we have already got. We’re just building up. Think of it like a flywheel. You know, Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

The Kennedys: By chance, just days after the Prince and Princess join forces with President Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, and grandson, Jack Schlossberg, in Boston, an opposing branch of the political dynasty will be lauding the Sussexes with a prestigious humanitarian award.

The Sussexes are super-busy in December: In the battle for hearts and minds, it seems the Waleses may only have a small window. On Tuesday evening, Meghan will speak at an event in Indianapolis, for which guests have paid $5,000 for a table for ten. The Power of Women: An Evening with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, will involve an interview conducted by Rabbi Sandy Sasso, the first female Reconstructionist rabbi. Members of the media are banned and those buying tickets must confirm that none of their guests work in the field. On the following Tuesday, December 6, the Sussexes will receive their humanitarian award from Kerry Kennedy. Two days later, their Netflix documentary, which the Duchess says will tell their “love story”, is released.

William is solely focused on Earthshot: He will not let any noise from the Sussex camp drown it out, as one well-placed source made clear. “Our number focus next week is the Earthshot Prize and we won’t be distracted by other things,” they said.

[From The Telegraph]

Here’s the thing: the Keens weren’t interested in being a global brand until they saw the Sussexes build their global brand. The Keens want the superficiality of a “global brand” without doing the work and without being interesting/hard-working public figures. They literally want to show up in Boston and be hailed as “better than the Sussexes” while doing next to nothing. I’m also incredibly curious about what American media will be allowed at William and Kate’s events – one way in which the Boston trip could fail miserably is for the Keens to treat this like they treat royal tours, with every event being done solely for their domestic audience, i.e. the British tabloid media. There’s probably a huge concern that if they hand out media credentials to American and international outlets, suddenly the Sussexes will be a huge “distraction” because those are the questions they’ll be asked and that’s where the interest is.

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  1. Jessamine says:

    I think they mean distracted FROM. The Sussexes are their single-minded focus, they will not waver.

    • Well Wisher says:

      It is the reason, they invited themselves to Boston in the first case.
      The Kennedys and the rest of Boston would be gracious hosts.
      The rest of us would be happy not to hear, see nor read about this dull and distracting visit.

    • Swaz says:

      There’s ZERO INTEREST IN EARTHSHOT if Meghan and Harry are not mentioned. They are comparing their whole production with two people receiving an award. I wonder why Meghan and Harry don’t need all that propping up 😦😦😦

    • AnnaKist says:

      Not get distracted . Oh, yeah. Oh, I’m sure they’ll make all the right noises and pull all the right faces for the cameras, but when the day’s work is done, he will be positively fulminating, and she, trying vainly to placate (Play Kate, if you will) him.

      They had the “Flop Tour”, and now we await what I am calling “The PLUM Tour” – the *Please Like Us More* tour.

      They are all on tenterhooks, waiting for Harry‘s book release. It will be absolutely hilarious if Harry simply tells of his Journey to where he is now, and does not put shit on those who wronged hiim and Meghan. It will be him taking the higher moral ground, while at the same time, giving them a slap in the face for their pettiness and rubbish narratives they, The Palace Machine and their media supporters have been spreading to lay the groundwork for not only the rebuttals, but to strengthen their case that Harry is a nutter. On the other hand, Bad Me would love to see Harry skewer the lot of them.

      • HeatherC says:

        Either way Harry will be attacked/criticized for the contents. If he goes scorched earth (doubtful) it will be a “disgrace against the queen’s memory” or something. If he doesn’t or barely mentions the rest of his family, the rota rats will put out that Harry was “pressured” to not attack them and he agreed. They’ve got their narrative all set to go, whichever way it lands. And, like usual, whatever narrative they choose is suspect and false.

      • KATHLEEN says:

        If Harry takes the moral high grounda nd does not skewer them they will crow about forcing him to water down his book. I would hate that

    • Moxylady says:

      Well they are off to a crashing start. They have only mentioned the Sussexes 6-7 times a day. Well done.

      • Debbie says:

        Dear God, this is like a crazy ex-boyfriend crossing the continent to come to your house, knock on your door, while yelling “I’m not going to be distracted by you. I have a new life now.” Huh? Meanwhile, they’re mentioning the Sussexes in every story about W & K, even in the title of the BM’s article. These people sound unhinged and un-self-aware.

  2. C-Shell says:

    I will be interested to see how much they limit access of the pesky US and international press and Bostonians, in order to control their narrative. The stuff on their agenda is so lightweight, those appearances will not generate news, let alone headlines, but having to field the inevitable questions about the Sussexes will certainly get them in the news. Can’t wait.

    • Jais says:

      It will be interesting to see who gets press passes. Hopefully local Boston journalists will be given access.

      • Laura D says:

        @Jais – I think it will depend what colour they are. 😉 Let’s not forget that a black journalist wasn’t allowed to be part of the rota reporting on the unveiling of the Windrush statue.

        Yip! I’m still angry about that one! :blush:

    • Taneesha says:

      I’m just tired of the Wailses, I’m tired of how many times they mention the Sussexes in just one day…gggrrrr, so many times, please make it stop. The Sussexes this and the Sussexes that, enough already. Meanwhile, the Sussexes already moved on, it’s past time the Wailses and their minions moved on, c’mon. When is enough actually enough? I’m sick of it.

      • Cessily says:

        They really need to stop bringing the Sussex’s into every thing they do, the Sussex’s have not mentioned them at all since the Oprah interview but they have dragged them into every article or event and it comes across as petty jealousy and childish. I agree I’m sick of them and their mouth pieces too. How many more years will we have to suffer because they are incandescent with rage? They have put themselves and the monarchy in direct competition with the Sussex’s not the other way around and it looks exactly like what it is, racist petty jealousy. They chose to come here and we all know why it was glaringly obvious. No major network was fighting for rights to air this farce, not even USA network who they disparage so much wanted to broadcast this show it is why they put it on PBS.

    • SpankyB says:

      US press means no photoshopping before hitting the papers or Internet (I hope). Her real face may be revealed. *chortles with glee*

  3. Tessa says:

    I hope they are asked if they are in touch with Archie and lily.

    • Truthiness says:

      Yes! I have so many questions.

      #1 Have you met Lili?
      #2 Will Earthsh*t make enough of a difference that it will offset the royal family’s carbon footprint? Or even just Pegginton’s family?
      #3 Have all of Will’s homes/autos been converted to alternative energy sources that don’t contribute to climate change?

  4. Emily says:

    It makes sense this is a trip and not a tour. The US isn’t a commonwealth country — they have zero influence.

    • Chloe says:

      Harry has been on a royal tour in America before and so have the Cambridges. I guess what makes this a trip is the fact that they are only visiting 1 city

  5. Chloe says:

    Why are they so worried? Honestly?

    • taris says:

      i cheekily commented on here just yesterday about the royalists’ very palpable anxiety about anything to do with wills and kate.
      they try way too hard with these two.

      you can just imagine the royal reporters sighing heavily and rolling their eyes as they write 94567 articles a year insisting that the w+k are actually interesting, are the future, etc. it’s just so sad at this point.

      btw, US and international people cannot be manipulated into liking the royals – the rest of the world doesn’t have any emotional or patriotic connection with the british royal family. they need to stay on salty island, they’re embarrassing themselves.

      • Chloe says:

        It definitely feels like they are over compensating but i also think that a huge part of it is propaganda. Like genuine propaganda. They need william and kate to be loved without being questioned. It’s weird.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Chloe its definitely propaganda and they definitely need W&K to be loved without question.

        I think there are two main things going on:
        1) there is so much riding on William’s popularity for the future of the monarchy. Remember the calls of skipping Charles and going to William? Even now I think a lot of people are just sort of biding their time, waiting for William as king, even though it could be 20 years. So they NEED William to be popular. (i don’t think the monarchy is going to end anytime soon, but I think william is going to be under a lot more scrutiny than his grandmother was.)

        2) But, William and Kate are just….boring. and dull. they’re actually more boring than Charles, because at least he has interests. There is an ongoing question of what do they DO (for both of them.) and lazy. They have a bit of leeway now bc they have young kids but when the end of the year numbers come out and Sophie has worked 250 engagements to Kate’s 100, they’re going to get some pushback. So they NEED to push this propaganda to convince people that they should love them without question bc there is no other reason to love them.

    • Nic919 says:

      They know Americans watched the Oprah interview and many Americans were offended by how Harry and Meghan were treated. Especially about the racism part. Which no one is able to justify without looking like a massive racist themselves.

  6. L84Tea says:

    I love that comment about W&K only having a small window of opportunity to not be overshadowed by H&M. They’re flat out saying that once Meghan makes her speech, all news will be on her and it will be game over for the Waleses. Ha!

    • Beverley says:

      Looking forward to seeing the coverage of Duchess Meghan’s speech. I wish I was in the loop about where she’ll speak next. She moves with such stealth, as does her husband. Understandably. But eventually I hope they will be targeted/harassed less by the British media, allowing them to announce upcoming events. I would love to see her speak in person.

    • Nic919 says:

      The window of opportunity left when Harry and Meghan announced their engagement. They had from 2011 to 2017 to establish a reputation of hard working and interesting royals who are modern. They chose to hide away and go on vacation or shop.

      It’s too late and always has been.

  7. Amy Bee says:

    The fact that they say that they won’t be distracted by Harry and Meghan means they’re deeply worried about them. I remember the press being snooty about Harry and Meghan building a global brand and the press stating that William and Kate were focused on the UK and Commonwealth, why the change now?

  8. Plums says:

    love how they’re talking about not being “distracted” by the Sussexes as if they’re not also desperately deflecting from the fact that the only reason why they felt the need to come to America in the first place, a country that is not part of the Commonwealth and never has been, is because they’re freaking out about the Sussexes being popular here and establishing a global philanthropic brand. Stick to state visits, Wales’s. That’s your job. No one gives a shit about your fake environmental award grift.

  9. Emily_C says:

    Treating the success of others as an insult to one’s self sure is a thing the British monarchy does. And it sure is utterly pathetic.

  10. Tessa says:

    That profile photo of will with Kate grinning at him is priceless

  11. equality says:

    “They’ve got their issues, but the palace isn’t going to run scared of that”? In other words we are going to ignore the fact that we drove out members of the family by being racist? And somebody thinks that statement and fact sounds good for them? I can’t imagine traveling to a place and being near where my sibling was going to be and not staying over to visit. There’s never any statement of support for any good thing H&M do. Even TQ in her last Christmas speech went on about being proud of Phil, Charles and Will for their environmental work. She completely ignored being proud of Harry and Eugenie for their work. The whole system of royalty is disgusting. Unless you are a “working” royal whatever you do doesn’t matter? And there are people who buy into this garbage?

  12. Mooney says:

    They’re not distracted by the Sussexes,as they claim in their 3547382th article. Just like how the Sussexes are irrelevant everywhere, specially in UK,as we learn that from the 5363829263 articles about the… wait for it….. Sussexes.

  13. Red Weather Tiger says:

    Are Kerry and Caroline Kennedy really in “opposing branches” of the family? I would think it was the anti-vaxx Robert Kennedy Jr. against all the seemingly sensible Kennedys (including Caroline, Kerry, and Rory), but what do I know about it?

    • SarahLee says:

      I don’t think they are “opposing” at all. Kerry has denounced her crazy bother too. Caroline is in a different spot than the rest of them in that she is the US Ambassador to Australia. She has an official US government role. She’ll have to balance family with work, like the rest of us do. Meaning, I won’t take it as a snub if she doesn’t attend the award ceremony if it would be problematic for the US/UK relations to do so.

    • girl_ninja says:

      They aren’t. The British media continue to get it wrong and make up shit as they go.

    • Esmerelda says:

      It feels a bit like there’s some Kennedy on Kennedy one upmanship going on:

      CK: I have royals!
      KK: I have nicer royals!
      CK: Mine’s a Princess!
      KK: Your Princess is racist!

      Who knows what the Wales are thinking, but I suspect the Sussex would have preferred to keep the focus on their work, rather than being compared with the other couple yet again. I can imagine Harry’s eyeroll.

      • Cessily says:

        One rented a space to host a show, the other is honoring actions taken to help others and stand up to a racist institution. IMO I don’t see this as a Kennedy rivalry, the Ripples of Hope award isn’t a new award and the Kennedy library is available for rent to anyone who can afford the costs. (I’m sure there is some approval needed also) I’m sure if the Sussex’s wished to rent it out for an event they would have been approved also.

        I agree that the Sussex’s would prefer that the focus should be on their work and initiative’s instead of the rivalry the British media, rota, courtiers and Royals have created with every article and talk show.

      • BeanieBean says:

        No, this is just the tabloid muckrakers writing about the Kennedys in the same way they write about the Windsors, pitting one part of the family against the other. The Kennedys don’t operate that way.

      • Debbie says:

        Yeah, I strongly agree with the others, it’s not an intra-Kennedy fight. It’s just the British media treating everything like a schoolyard fight. They’ve got nothing else. They think that the rest of the world functions as they do. This is just W & K (with help from the rota) pushing their way into American spaces, and shadow boxing the Sussexes for attention in their own country, for some odd reason.

    • Pumpkin (Was Sofia) says:

      I doubt they’re “opposing” branches, it’s just the media’s attempt at trying to act that the Kennedy family works the same way as the BRF does.

    • Truthiness says:

      💯 not opposing branches, the Kennedy family always has multiple philanthropic ventures going. Nice try at sh-t stirring, leave your @sshole Brit reporters at home.

    • Kingston says:

      Actually, has anyone confirmed that Caroline is in the States right now? Home on vacay from her ambassador role in Australia? I posit that if she’s here at all, its because she’s home for Thanksgiving and the brf handlers begged her to be a part of earthflop.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Kingston I think she’s supposed to meet W&K with the mayor on Thursday so yes it seems she’s here in the US. I think you’re right and she’s home for the holidays (either thanksgiving through Xmas or just tgiving) which might explain the timing of this award, if they were planning it around her schedule.

  14. SussexWatcher says:

    “For the 7,463,229th time, we will not be distracted or talk about the Sussexes anymore! They’re so insignificant, they’re not even ‘working royals’ anymore, so why would anyone want to hear what they have to say? I’M the very important Prince of Peggington and I will not be ignored! Oh, her? Yeah, that’s Mumbles McButtons…and doesn’t her pants suit look just like one Meghan got bashed for wearing? Pay attention to US, not them!! Sure, America, we’ve done nothing but slag you off for the past 5 years. And sure, we drove out the American royal by being racist and xenophobic, but now you must know how much we love and wish to conquer you! Forget everything bad we ever said! And so what if we only work once a week?! I already said I’m very important and that should be enough for you, pleb. We have lots going on, we’re keen, KEEN, I say! We’re listening and learning but have big plans coming next year! Unlike those California Hollywood celebrities who are dying for a way back into the royal fold! Okay, gotta run, I have new mistresses to bang and the Wiglet Warrior has to perfect her ‘How to dress like Meghan in 3 easy steps and take America back!’ look books.”

  15. Woke says:

    Yeah on this one the British Press and the Waleses have contradicting goals.
    The BP want them to one up the Sussexes in popularity/glamour and even though W&K want that too they’re more focused on building their philanthropy/academics credibility.

    • Jais says:

      Am curious as to what type of glamorous events the BP would like to see them doing while in Boston?

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Philanthropy? Do they ever really give money or time to any organizationj? I know they have a foundation, but has anyone heard about any money coming into or going out of it? I don’t county being keen as philanthropy. I refuse to use that word in connection to Fails and OfWilliam. They want money, but they don’t want to give any away. They’re quite happy learning or stepping in for a photo shoot when someone else accomplishes something.

      Yesterday we read that H&M are cozying up to a family that is pro Irish and that’s a bad thing. Well, what in the heck are Fails and OfWilliam doing? I actually feel sorry for Caroline.

  16. Miranda says:

    I have a couple of friends in Boston, and out of curiosity, I asked if they’d heard about the Earthshot visit. One said, “huh? What’s that?” and the other asked if I meant to say “moonshot”. Sooo…

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      I literally LOLd at the whole “we’re building Earthshot into a global brand by going to Boston!”

      First, to make it a global brand, they have do a lot more with Earthshot than have it be a prop for a certain prince’s ego. They have give out way more money, instead of spending it on their award ceremony, and promote the heck out of the winners instead of it being all about Peggie.

      Second, Boston isn’t the US city to do this from, and Bostonians aren’t the people to help with this kidn of performative nonsense.

      • ShazBot says:

        If I were running this, I’d have picked the location based on previous winners and spent time visiting the projects/initiatives of the winners to show success and outcomes of the prize.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        ShazBot, that’s what I was thinking, too. Why don’t they choose the location of one of the winners and do exactly what you’re saying. They could include short clips of the other winners and show what they’re doing, too. This whole thing is ludicrous.

  17. girl_ninja says:

    All Bostonians care about is that they don’t f*ck up the traffic during their visit. There better not be any delays cause of these two dummies. No one cares about Bill not being distracted by his far more interesting younger brother.

  18. Curmudgeon says:

    LOL that second picture. It’s like a robot was programmed to “look lovingly at husband” but didn’t fully load to 100%. William also has the most pretentious talking face in that pic so that may be why.

  19. Amy Bee says:

    I have my doubts that a source from the foreign office said anything about Harry and Meghan. It would be inappropriate for them to do so.

  20. Becks1 says:

    LOLOLOL, so they know they have a very small window to capture the US media attention, and even then its probably going to fall flat. I can imagine the blurb on the Today show on Friday and Saturday mornings and it will be….underwhelming, to say the least.

    They really are super worried about the Sussexes impacting their press coverage in the US, which is hilarious.

  21. Izzy says:

    They’ve BEEN distracted by them for weeks now leading up to this trip, we’re supposed to believe that they’ll be all secure and confident once they’re on Sussex turf? LMAO

  22. Layla says:

    Looool, so the keens aren’t going to “be distracted by The sussexes” whilst K will most definitely and deliberately dress like Meghan for the majority of the trip? Sure jan

  23. Sean says:

    I like to think when this trip does happen, Harry and Meghan will be completely unaware it’s occurring. They’ll just be going about there business in complete ignorance their brother and inlaws will be on the East coast.

    Meanwhile, William and Kate will be envisioning how their trip will completely “upstage” Harry and Meghan.

  24. Kitten says:

    I honestly don’t care because I don’t care about the Royals. But I live by the airport and my neighbor is a photog for a local news station. He’s notorious for getting great shots of unique and/or famous planes like Air Force One the only thing I’m looking forward to is potentially seeing a good shot of the Airbus Voyager 🙂

  25. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    I love that the British press admitted that no one outside of the UK pays any attention to anything any of them are doing and that Britain’s role on the world’s stage has shrunk dramatically.

    • Debbie says:

      The last time I clicked on a BM link on a story to view better photographs, I was shocked at the number of stories about Americans in the British media. It was quite odd actually.

  26. Osty says:

    Oh yes that’s why their media can’t seem to stop talking about it ,mostly commenting on what they heard from the Palace.

  27. Beverley says:

    I’m so excited about the photos American photographers will release of Kkkhate. There will be no grace and favor photoshopped glamour shots. We will be able to view Mumbles in her true form. Be strong, those untouched photos will reveal her real face. God save us all!

  28. Unblinkered says:

    If Caroline Kennedy’s got any sense she’ll send her apologies at the last moment, citing Covid, to avoid being used by W&K. It’s possible that she initially agreed to it unaware of its true purpose.

    • MsIam says:

      I think Caroline just recorded a message. I wouldn’t be surprised if she probably does regret getting involved with this mess. But its not like the Wails will be coming to Boston every year. Supposedly Eartsh*t is meant to travel around the world.

  29. BeanieBean says:

    I noticed they applied their same stupid tabloid trope to the Kennedy family that they use for the Windsors; i.e., saying Kerry Kennedy & Caroline Kennedy were from ‘opposing’ branches of the Kennedy family, just as they put Sussexes & Cambridges on opposite sides in every article.

  30. AmelieOriginal says:

    Distracted by the mention that cutie Jack Schlossberg will also be there supporting his mom lol. I want to meet him! I’ve been enjoying his recent paddle boarding pics of the Hudson River/NYC harbor lately on Instagram and amazed he is out there in October and November. (Also for those who bother to google what he looks like, Jack is not the spitting image of his late uncle JFK Jr, he is the carbon copy of his dad Edwin Schlossberg but he did inherit his uncle’s hair).

    As for the Cambridge Wales not being distracted by the Sussexes during the trip, they chose to have their event in the USA. They knew what they were doing and were short sighted if they didn’t think Harry and Meghan would be out and about minding their own business. The British media won’t shut up each time Harry and Meghan are in the UK, I don’t feel bad that Kate and William are getting a taste of their own medicine.

    • Kingston says:

      Bully-I-am and his assistant should get down on their knees and thank their lucky stars that M’s event in Indianapolis this pm has a media black out.

  31. Pumpkin (Was Sofia) says:

    “We don’t care about the Sussexes on this trip!” cried the couple who can only talk about the Sussexes.

  32. kelleybelle says:

    In the second photo you can clearly see her double jowls; they forgot to photoshop those already. These two do not in the least look genuine interacting with these kids. They’re a pair of phonies.

  33. MangoAngelesque says:

    Those two and their entourage of sycophants are “distracted” by H&M from the moment they wake up until they go to sleep. They probably even dream about them. Anyone who believes they won’t be on hyper-alert for anything Sussex whilst *in America* is absolutely delusional.

  34. morgfunk says:

    One positive thing I can say about her is whoever did her lip fillers actually did a good job! I wonder if they just aren’t good with fillers on the rest of her face? Or if the lip aesthetician/plastic surgeon is different from who normally does her treatments because it’s HARD to roll out new lips without it being super obvious and you know what? It took me months to notice she had it done! I think it’s (can’t believe I’m saying this) an example of good work that actually balances your face instead of distorting it. She really had no upper lip and now she does! Her lower lip is also a tiny bit larger but again it’s in proportion to her face, there’s balance and symmetry and the filler didn’t I don’t know what the term is I would say when it “leaks” outside the lip people look awful or when one side is larger than the other but whomever did that used a lot of restraint and had a lot of skill. She should dissolve those lumps and have that person take another crack at her face, in all seriousness.

  35. Feebee says:

    You’re correct, they never worried about globeness until the Sussexes showed them the way (the Wales team cannot read a map btw). Except of course for William having a take about people on the African continent having too many babies.

    The Sussexes live rent free in their heads. Without any communication with the Waleses at all, they manage to have a say in a lot of what they do. Forcing them to be something they’re just not. It’s painful to watch them desperately play catch-up.

  36. QuiteContrary says:

    This trip “offers the chance to reposition the Royal family in American hearts and minds, casting them in their own light rather than the racist, neglectful version peddled by the Sussexes.”

    Yes, coming to the U.S. and pointedly ignoring the younger prince’s biracial wife and family will completely recast the royals as nonracist and warmly attentive, rather than racist and neglectful.


  37. Saucy&Sassy says:

    So, if they “win the hearts and minds of Americans” in Boston, they’re a success countrywide? What? Boston has about 693,417 people (2022) and the US has 338,895,757 (2022). Riiiiiight! That’ll do it.

    I agree with QuiteContrary above. Why isn’t the bm going on and on about Fails and OfWilliam staying long enough to meet H&M. Isn’t that what they expect of the Sussexes? I would love to be a fly on the wall if that was even suggested. Those two would RUN from the Sussexes. I don’t think either Fails or Wails would be able to handle it.

  38. Serenity says:

    William is the future King. Harry has taken his path, she’s doing her podcast, they’ve got their issues, but the palace isn’t going to run scared of that, so kudos to them.”

    WTAF??? They mention Harry by name but refer to Megan as *She*. 😡 They won’t even say her name!!! Still trying to erase her, aren’t they? Why is no one talking about this??

    And I am bitterly disappointed with Caroline Kennedy too. I bet her father would’ve had some choice words about it as well.

  39. jferber says:

    Is that because the Sussexes have no contact with them, but live rent-free inside their heads? Don’t listen to the voices inside your heads, Kate and Will, though I know there is precious little of anything else in there.

  40. Over it says:

    These two needs a new hobby, the obsession they have with Harry and Meghan is getting old. Harry and Meghan aren’t into you, so move on and carry on doing nothing or something.

  41. jferber says:

    Yeah, Caroline Kennedy is on the wrong side of history, here.

  42. jferber says:

    The prince is waking up from his 20 years of disdain and now wants to be all “in” now that he’s received the big prize of Prince of Wales title. That is all that motivated him to be so “on” now (just speaking of his demeanor). You blew it, though, William, and you will never get on track because your happiness only resides in your big reward, which you did fuck-all to receive and need not do anything to keep it. He just wants to compete with his brother in the fame, love and glamour categories. Again, its all for his “glory” and “ego.”