Sophie Winkleman: The Windsors are ‘uncomplaining’ in the face of undermining

Okay, I think I’ve got it: Lord Frederick Windsor is the son of Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Michael of Kent. Frederick is 43 years old and married to Sophie Winkleman, an actress. Frederick doesn’t have much to do with the royal family – he’s rarely invited to the family gatherings, although he and Sophie were in attendance at Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. They were also invited to Princess Kate’s Together at Christmas event last week. When I saw photos of them, I just thought “that’s weird” and “the extended family really came out for Kate’s piano recital, huh.” Well, Sophie Winkleman has some kind of column for The Spectator, and I now believe that Frederick and Sophie’s invite to Kate’s event was some kind of quid pro quo. Sophie wrote this sh-t in the Spectator with a straight face:

This Christmas will be spent in London. I love a London Christmas. The streets are quiet, the parks are empty – it’s a bit like lockdown London but without the masks. We’ll see my parents on Christmas Day and some of my husband Freddie’s relations in various locations. I cherish my growing closeness to the senior members of the royal family who are so hardworking, uncomplaining and brave in the face of relentless and brutal media attention, criticism, lies, undermining and fictional TV programmes – and always so good to me that I’m honoured to know them.

[From The Spectator]

LOL, imagine selling your soul like this just because you were invited to Kate’s Let’s Mean-Girl Meghan By Wearing Burgundy event. “Fictional TV programmes,” my goodness. Maybe she was talking about The Crown?? I would agree, it was fictional for Peter Morgan to portray Charles as sympathetic and wronged, rather than as an abusive gaslighter who smeared Diana for years with Camilla’s help. Imagine Sophie getting on her high horse about the senior royals when Camilla was literally having lunch with Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson a week ago. “So hardworking, uncomplaining and brave” – sure, Jan.

Man, Prince William and Frederick look so much alike, it’s kind of creepy.

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  1. Dee says:

    Yikes. Her husband looks strange

    • manda says:

      yes! I was going to say he looks like a zombie william. his coloring is frightening

      • ShazBot says:

        He has always looked like this. It’s interesting – I wonder if he actually has a condition of some sort of if he really really got unlucky in the genetic lottery. I’ve never seen anyone else ever look like a zombie for years and years.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Yes, zombie Willy. Or, I was thinking a cross between Willy and Voldemort. The bottom pic of him next to his racist mother is really giving Voldemort vibes.

      • Aliyah says:

        @shazbot He used to be quite striking and good-looking as a teen, but the Windsor genes really made their mark by the time he was in his mid 20s.

      • Tacky says:

        He looks like a serial killer.

      • Marichendd says:

        That’s what centuries of inbreeding do to you 😉

      • HamsterJam says:

        He was born to play “Nazi Vampire #3” in a yet to be filmed movie. I think it has something to do with the light color of his eyes contrasted with the really dark shadows underneath them plus there is something creepy going on with his mouth. He could def make money as a character actor. He is not un-handsome, but wow does his face look exotic.

      • Julia K says:

        Many articles written and research published ( Science Times) about the horrific effects of inbreeding not only in the British RF but others as well. Queen Victoria, married to Albert, her first cousin, married off their many children to most all of the European royal lines and the effects can be clearly seen. Interesting reading.

      • JanetDR says:

        Zombie or a Frankenstein with Will’s head!

      • Jan90067 says:

        Wasn’t he the one who had a horrific drug addiction years ago? Could be lingering health issues from that. But “YIKES” is right. Those eyes.

        The Windsor Ugly Stick hits early, hard, and fast; some pummeled more than others.

      • Tigerlily says:

        Frederick is odd looking. He has Princess Michael’s eyes I think. Creepy. I don’t really see a resemblance to William. And who calls an adult man Freddie? As for Sophie selling out, IMHO the Kent’s have always been open to that. Mostly Princess Michael’s crew but Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter (flora ogilvy) reminds me of Tori Spelling. Seeking the spotlight so much whereas her father really hasn’t. Contrast the Kent’s with the Gloucesters. They’ve had quiet weddings: 2 at the Queens Chapel st James palace, 1 at private chapel at KP. Unlike Prince Michael daughter’s big wedding at St. George’s chapel Windsor. And the Gloucester do a ton of non publicized work for the Royal Family. Especially considering the Dukes age.

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        Zombie William was exactly my thought. Or that uncle from The Munsters.

        Sophie’s talking a load of steaming bollocks, but I love her coat.

      • QuiteContrary says:

        I thought maybe he had consumption. He looks like a Victorian-era ailing villain.

      • PrincessK says:

        Say what you like about Princess Michael of Kent but neither of her children have inherited her beauty. Her son looks like a Windsor with severe anaemia and her daughter is the image of her father’s sister Princess Alexandra.

      • PrincessK says:

        Frederick has a strong resemblance to William.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Tacky, “He looks like a serial killer!” is exactly what I just said to my husband. He is creepyAF

      • susan says:

        product of way way way too much inbreeding. Diana’s Spencer DNA rejuvenated the bloodline a little. without it they’d a ll look like that guy

    • ariel says:

      He looks like he is healing from having 2 black eyes. Someone get that man some concealer.

      But i feel like his mom- aside from being racist- says something interesting about women marrying into that family. She has a first name. But she does not use it because she is not a princess. The only way she can style herself as “princess” is by using her husband’s first name. So that is what she has done- self/humanity is unimportant- status matters more.

    • Matilda says:

      Both William and Frederick were kind of handsome when they were younger then went quickly downhill in their 30’s. Both seriously look as they are ill. Funny story, about 20 years ago my girlfriend told me she had a fling with Frederick, I then showed her a picture of Frederick and she said, “that’s not him”, I told her she slept with an imposter. We never let her forget it!

    • Izzy says:

      Those Hanover inbred underbite genes really are strong in this family, aren’t they?

    • NotSoSocialB says:

      Centuries of inbreeding. Centuries.

    • teecee says:

      Dude’s a creep, but visually the only “issue” here is that he could use some concealer. (I say that as someone who also looks like a Zombie without it – curse of the dark circles!!)

    • Nadine Olson says:

      He looks just like my daughter and my daughter has iron problems. Her body doesn’t dissimulate iron very well so it makes those circles around her eyes and gives her a pale look. That’s probably what it is or he has some other type of medical condition that makes him look that way. Either way I don’t think it’s very nice for people to be riding nasty stuff about it

    • PrincessK says:

      His mother makes sure that her kids are always seen at royal events.

    • JDMyrick says:

      He’s giving off “Lurch” vibes from the Addams Family.

    • DemoCat says:

      William’s eyes and hairline and Pedo’s smile are what I see.

  2. Brassy Rebel says:

    Royal family is “hardworking and uncomplaining”. 😆😂🤣

    Guess they don’t mind actresses in the family if they swallow the company line and regurgitate it. And didn’t his mother wear the blackamoor brooch?

    • Weetzie says:

      Also worth noting: her sister, Claudia, was at the lunch with Camilla and her horribles.

      • A says:

        I was gonna ask if they were siblings. That’s not a common last name.

        Probably would’ve kept my own mouth shut about how uncomplaining they are if my sister was at that party. But I don’t think anyone in British media has any sense of shame or embarrassment.

    • Tan says:

      Nah the royal fam just cares bout the semi – famous, had an actual acting career and her own money, married their second son of Diane, biracial American – the d – list white nepo baby who married a no on is a ok in their shit books

    • SussexWatcher says:

      It’s the white actresses they don’t mind. And yes, his mother is the racists Pss Michael.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        I thought so, but I get all these women who are identified by their husband’s FIRST name 🤮 mixed up. It’s so 🤢!

    • AnnaKist says:

      “… hard-working, uncomplaining. brave…” And partridge in a pear tree… As if. And I’ll bet they’re wetting themselves until Harry’s book is released. turning the intestines into knots.

      How is the press harassing and hounding them, and printing lies? All the British papers I follow, apart from The Guardian, are very much against Harry and Meghan, not The Windsors. This was one of the reasons Harry and Meghan took themselves to the US, for crying out loud! This is yet more gaslighting, and now it seems they have an outside helper.

      Off topic, in case I fall asleep, as it’s past 1:30am here. I’d like to wish each and everyone of you a happy, peaceful and safe Christmas Day. Keep warm and cosy, and look after each other. 🎄🎁 🎉

      • Chrissy says:

        Thanks for the best wishes and the same to you, AnnaKist. Any interest in trading places with me here is sunny Canada right now. LOL I always wanted to visit Australia. Enjoy the holiday season.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      White actress has no experience of anyone in the royal family being mean to her. News at 11.

      • Agretreckoning says:

        A white actress that married into the royal family- adjacently. They, BRF/BM, are trying to counteract what Harry said about married in females along with the other obvious things. The BRF was so excited about the marriage that none of the senior members of the royal family attended Freddie & Sophie’s wedding. Eugenie went.

        You have to laugh. William goes to the weddings of his ex-girlfriends and skips out when it comes to the weddings of some of his cousins.

        SW has been trotted out before to say nice things. April 2018-Clarence House sending 2 meals a day to help them out. December 2020-pretty similar to what she’s currently I wonder what expense account this goes under.

  3. Miranda says:

    Do these people really believe that complaining by proxy doesn’t count?

    Her husband looks like William after a coke binge.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      Yes! Like he’s been on a 4 day bender or he’s half dead.

    • equality says:

      But is it just by proxy? She’s forgetting Tindall already let out the info that they bash Harry when they get together.

      • Miranda says:

        Oh, that’s right! Also, that mental image amuses me. These people are just so damn dull and, with most of them not having real jobs or even interests or hobbies, they have nothing to talk about. I can just see them sitting in awkward silence until one of them says, “soooo, how ’bout that Harry?” And everybody bursts into angry ranting all at once, wailing and gnashing teeth and all.

        Meanwhile, Harry is hanging out at his 46-bathroomed mansion in sunny California, playing with his beautiful kids or just chilling with his amazing wife, not even thinking of them.

      • Greta says:

        Very weird undereye situation with both of them

    • FancyPants says:

      Funny you should mention that, as he has admitted to using cocaine in the past. I remember a big kerfluffle about it in the press back when I was in late high school or college, about how sweet, innocent William was being corrupted by “cocaine Freddie.” He has such a ghoulish face, small children must be frightened around him.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Miranda – That disconnect is so bizarre to me. It’s really delusional that they can all come out time after time and say they don’t leak or brief the press or complain or any of that…while they are literally doing all of that in the exact moment they’re saying “we never do that.”

      What?!?! She’s doing it right now, in that article!

      And, with the Netflix doc, we just found out that they’re a what’s app group between the rota and W&K and C&c’s most senior comms staffers. So what the actual fcuk are all these racist gaslighters talking about?! It’s like that saying, who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes. Do they really think we don’t see these lies?

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      Miranda, it would be weird how much distant cousins in this family look alike until you stop to consider all the inbreeding of Victoria’s grandchildren. I mean, the queen and Philip were distant cousins!

  4. Zazzoo says:

    If Prince Michael was QE2’s first cousin, that makes him KC3’s first cousin once removed. His son is KC3’s second cousin, so Sophie is KC3’s second-cousin-in-law.

    • Fortuona says:

      When she broke her back in a car accident KC3/Camilla were running round looking after her that in the reason she is close to Charles

      She is a Jew , her MIL is the daughter of a Nazi and his father has has deep tighs to the Russian Royals

      • Zazzoo says:

        I had no idea there were Jewish married ins. That gotta make for some awkward family dynamics, especially around the Kents. 😬

      • Chrissy says:

        Yikes! Those family ties must make interesting dinner conversation during the holidays. Not that I think C&C “looked after her” or anyone ever. LOL

      • PrincessK says:

        Sophie was in a very serious accident and during her recovery Charles got his chef to send over food regularly, so she is always going to do things like this to show appreciation. But the article was really stupid.

  5. Shelly bean says:

    Cringe @ her undereye makeup.

    • manda says:

      lolololololollllll!!! I didn’t even notice at first bc her hubs is scary-looking, but wow, that is bad. (And also my worse nightmare!!! Thank goodness I’m so rarely papped, ha)

    • Plums says:

      I was about to say! She should never have drawn media scrutiny with this article because now everyone knows she doesn’t know how to apply makeup.

      • QuiteContrary says:

        She should have saved some of that white powder under her eyes for her husband.

        Apparently, he’s familiar with white powder.

    • Nic919 says:

      Her half sister Claudia Winkleman also has bad makeup skills. I started watching the Traitors because I was looking for something similar to the Mole and I cannot get over Claudia wearing foundation that is orange for a tv show. She looks horrible and yet this is a BBC show and they let her look like that.

      It’s the kind of thing you would expect on a local cable access show, not the BBC.

      • BeanieBean says:

        And Claudia seems to like her signature black eyeliner surrounding her eyes. It’s definitely a look.

      • ljnd says:

        She even jokes about it. I think the orange thing is because spray-tans are de rigeur in ballroom dancing (I have a friend who danced for a while and then moved on to founding a spray-tan studio). But yes, she has poked fun at her own aesthetic in shows like Big Fat Quiz.

      • PrincessK says:

        That has been Claudia’s signature look for decades. She admits to being addicted to fake tan spray , and is happy to be a joke. But she is very good at what she does.

    • CC says:

      Do you think she did it herself or she had a makeup artist?

    • EllenOlenska says:

      I just was mesmerized by the dead raccoon on her head…

    • BeanieBean says:

      Same here, EllenOlenska! I’m more concerned about that dead animal she plopped on top of her head. It looks like the whole critter, less the legs & head. Ick.

    • SomeChick says:

      what I want to know is, is she actually wearing bicycle shorts under that coat?! because it sure looks like it!

      and yes, her concealer game needs help.

    • Lux says:

      I didn’t notice the creepy husband as I was blinded by those reflective, under-eye stripes!

      Girl, befriend a blender…and anyone who will tell you the truth before you step out of the house. I guess all RF members are this bad at concealing/whitewashing their flaws.

  6. equality says:

    Apparently those connections got her the writing job since any school child could have written better.

  7. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    She’s been married into this family for longer than Kate and she’s just Now getting “closer” to family members?? Also, how odd to refer to them as her “husband, Freddie’s relations”, that doesn’t speak closeness to me.

    • Eurydice says:

      It’s a humble-brag – “oh, my husband’s family in various locations” and in the next sentence it turns into hobnobbing with the senior royals.

      • Blujfly says:

        Because anybody who is anybody doesn’t stay in London for Christmas but alas her husband’s family had to sell their “country pile” after the queen was forced by the government to charge them rent at Kensington Palace. And it’s exactly those kinds of entanglements the queen should have done away with and now Charles is trying to end.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah, it was definitely a weird line. the whole article is weird. Who asked for this? Who believes it? What a crock.

    • Anna says:

      I looove the argument: they are nice to me so can’t be awful to you.

      And this suck up text gives me second hand embarrassment.

  8. Eurydice says:

    Lol, so much ego and striving and ass-kissing, all in one paragraph.

  9. allthesmoke says:

    He looks like the goblin version of William.

  10. Mahina says:

    She was in “Sanderton “.

    • windyriver says:

      Believe you mean Sanditon. I knew she looked familiar. I liked her Lady Susan character but I guess playing a royalty adjacent snobby aristocrat wasn’t much of an acting stretch.

      • ProfPlum says:

        She also played Big Suze in the UK comedy Peep Show. After their 2009 marriage, she and Voldemort decamped to LA, where she took up a role as Ashton Kutcher’s girlfriend on Two and a Half Men. Voldemort worked as an investment banker. They have 2 daughters. Their oldest, Maud, attended St Thomas Battersea with George and was his regular playmate. They were both in Eugenie’s wedding….

      • Fortuona says:

        In Hot in Clevland she played Jane Leeves sister who was married to a Royal and her 2 kids were given the same number (at the time) that her kids have

    • Nic919 says:

      I actually watched this series and has no idea she was in it. That’s how memorable her character was.

      • windyriver says:

        She wasn’t part of the main cast but had a fair amount of time with Charlotte in the regatta episode. It was a small role in the overall series, but with a specific purpose, and if you go back and look you’ll probably recognize the character she played, even if you didn’t realize that was her under the bonnet!

    • Anna says:

      Big Suze! Exactly!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    This article is laughable, considering how shady her father and mother-in-law are. Princess Blackamoor Brooch and Prince in bed with shady Russians. Princess Michael has been accused of plagiarism and racism even before wearing the blackamoor brooch to the Christmas lunch. Is Lady Frederick Windsor hoping her in-law’s rent at Kensington Palace will be reduced?

  12. Noor says:

    Another day, another hit piece, this time using royal proxies to hit at Prince Harry and Meghan. The press is no longer a neutral observer of events , it is an active participant with an agenda.

    IPSO not doing its job. It is after all a press funded body. There is an urgent need for UK to have a proper regulatory body to oversee the press.

    • Eurydice says:

      Sure, she’s basically stealing the H&M narrative. Here, it’s the senior royals who are being relentlessly attacked by the media, but they don’t complain about it like H&M do.

  13. rawiya says:

    “I cherish my GROWING closeness to the senior members of the royal family.” She’s been married since 2009. How is she not close to them yet? It’s been over a decade and only now you’re getting close to the senior royals? Also, wouldn’t it have been easier to get close to them when they were “lesser” (i.e. not PoW, but just Duke/Duchess)? (Because I’m assuming she’s talking about Waity.) So, they didn’t need her before, but now that they want the other actress in the family to spew nonsense about how accepting they are of her/her profession, how hard working they are, she’s been called up.

    • Jensa says:

      For context, I believe Freddie Windsor is something like 52nd in line to the throne. So try as his wife might, they’re completely irrelevant to the “senior royals”.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Agree @rawiya. It’s really funny. When Lord Freddie Windsor was caught snorting cocaine at a club in 1999 I believe, The BM/BRF did every thing they could to distance him from William. Things like, they’re not that close, they only see each other at family functions. When Cam’s son Tom was caught out (who Will also partied with) the same story line played out. Always stories about William distancing himself from drugs. My personal belief is that William was a cokehead. The Harry smoked some weed and Charles made a point of taking Harry to rehab for a day was a cover story for Will’s addiction issues. I believe Will’s gap year in Chile? was something different all together. I will laugh forever at the photo op of him cleaning a toilet wearing what one wouldn’t wear cleaning a toilet. Royal or not.

      • Tim says:

        Yeah, that’s Harry’s whole problem it seems. He doesn’t want to be portrayed as this louse so William looks good. That’s why he didn’t have a problem leaving his home. That’s why the queen and Philip supported him. You see Anne and Edward never played the fool for Charles. But Harry doesn’t have a young fighter like they had. They had grandma Elizabeth and dad Philip.

  14. CherHorowitz says:

    Oh Big Suze. Such a disappointment. Jeremy would not approve.

  15. Cel2495 says:

    Oh dear! He is scary looking! She is a terrible writer who clearly can’t apply her makeup 😂

    Can’t believe she wrote that “article / column “ with a straight face 🤡

  16. Nlopez says:

    All i remember about her is, Didnt she almost die a few years ago? A car hit her maybe?

  17. Digital Unicorn says:

    I remember their wedding photos and have never seen anyone look so pleased and smug with herself as she was. She’s turned to writing as her acting career went nowhere. Guess those royal connections didn’t help her get work in LA.

    He has history of addiction and he looks rough here. Long term drug addiction can take its toll.

  18. aquarius64 says:

    If the Windsors are calling in the C list family members to be media surrogates the docuseries landed a punch. The BRF are being held to account in the court of public opinion and the rota rats aren’t working.

    • Becks1 says:

      Right? Tell me you’re upset about it without telling me you’re upset.

      The funny thing is, all this media briefing and articles defending the royals just prove everything H&M said to be true – since they never wrote an article defending Meghan.

  19. Alice says:

    I’m sure there’s a quid pro quo but she and Charles seem to actually like each other. She was in a bad accident a few years ago and gave a bunch of interviews about how Charles was so kind and sent over his own household staff to care for her and her children.

    He should bring that kindness to his own son, DIL, and grandkids.

    • Nem says:

      I remember these stories were on dailyfail,where she has good press and image. She was used to imply royal family didn’t have classist problems with having in laws actresses from “Hollywood” (she had a small reccurring role in 2 and half men), and therefore meghan’s mistreatment in royal environnement was an absolute lie.
      She should be the one staying mum, as her Mother in law was the first to begin racial gaslighting with the blackamoor brooch.

  20. Tarte au Citron says:

    Sophie Winkelman is a London media nepo baby and seriously well-connected in her own right, even if she had never married Lord Freddie. She’s definitely the more famous one of the two; he has a “normal” job. He showed up in my LinkedIn feed ages ago and his photo is clearly ancient, dating back to when he had hair.

    • Fortuona says:

      No she is not her dad worked as a publisher for Times Atlas and here mother is childrens author

      She went to Cambridge as was in Footlights then National Youth Theatre

  21. BW says:

    I thought, “Did she staple a mangy fur to her lapels?” and then I realized it was her hair.

  22. Jk says:

    Oh man. He really looks unwell!

  23. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    He should have borrowed some of that tragic concealer from his wife, it would be an improvement over the black circles. He looks like Uncle Fester from the Addams Family. Yikes

  24. Badgerette says:

    Uncle fester vibes

  25. CC says:

    Her hat’s real dumb.

  26. Athena says:

    “he’s rarely invited to the family gatherings”?. I have seen pictures of him attending the Queen’s Christmas lunch, multiple pictures of him standing on the balcony, and at royal weddings. Rarely invited is not accurate.

  27. HeyKay says:

    What American tv show do I know her from?
    Was she on Two and a Half Men with Ashton Kutcher?
    Was she Emily to Ross on Friends?
    One of those, I’m pretty sure.

  28. girl_ninja says:

    What is going on with this woman’s under eye make up? Her husband looks like a zombie and her mother-in-law is an awful person who loves to draw attention to herself with racist imagery. Will and Kate launched a hate campaign against their sister-in-law that drove her to want to kill herself and drove the Sussex’s away from that island. What’s not to defend here?!?

  29. Mslove says:

    How desperate are the RF that they have to trot out these unknown & unfortunate relatives.

    After looking at Sophie’s under eye makeup, I realized she would make a great fake friend for Kate. Although she might need to leave cocaine William at home, unless that dude can fix his face.

  30. LOLikes says:

    I’ve been waiting for Celebitchy to cover lady Sophie. She is definitely “a wanna-be.” Talk about a “B” actress, Sophie is a “z” actress that can’t even get recognized. I didn’t realize how long she has been in the royals et al group (married lord Fred 2009) and now finally gets some limelight. Sophie is at Every Thing royal; she just blends in with the rest of the “royal dullards.” Eugenie is godmother to her daughter Maud & Maud was in Eugenie’s wedding. I was first aware of Sophie in the series “The Royals” and she played a mean girl-princess who tried to usurp the crown from her brother, the heir. And I got the impression lady Sophie wasn’t acting! As commenters mentioned above, Sophie has been in Two & a Half Men, Poiret, Death in Paradise…? But she has never garnered any attention. Royal rota rats, could lady Sophie be the TRUE “B” actress? So when Meghan came along Sophie has been behind the scene waiting & lurking, green w/ envy & now that jealousy has reared its ugly head. And that brings us where we are today with her little Spectator spectacle. She definitely has the white qualifications to be the DIL of pRincess racist blackamoor.

  31. Amy Bee says:

    Her mother-in-law went to meet Meghan wearing a blackamoor broach. What’s her views on that. She also tried to make in Hollywood and failed. The British press never talks about that but love to denigrate Meghan’s career.

    • Giddy says:

      She is writing with the clear hope that she will get invited to more royal, family events. All while she appears to have a dead coyote on her head. Yuck.

  32. Julie says:

    Isn’t The Spectator incredibly racist? They had a horrible article in defense of Susan Hussey.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Yes and very supportive of the Tories. She exposed herself for what she is.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        The Spectator is under the same ownership as the Telegraph. It might as well be Tominey, Furness, etc., writing the story for Sophie Winkleman. The RF are the nicest, bestest, hardest working people that don’t complain and they are the least racist people ever in the history of racism. Though history and employment laws tells a different story. What is the pound/dollar value of lying? RR’s know. Maureen knows.

    • PrincessK says:

      The Spectator is very racist. They used to have a long standing column written by someone called Taki for short, that was outrageously racist, so l fully expect the magazine to support dreadful people like Clarkson.

  33. AA says:

    Wow, when I glanced at the pic of him with his mother, I actually thought it was William for a second. He looks like the Walmart version of William.

  34. Vanessa says:

    For all the wealthy this family has all the stolen jewelry they are a sad miserable bunch it’s like Meghan came on the scene . Held a Mirror to their miserable existence Every time they try to shade Meghan and Harry it backfires this woman is clearly jealous that Meghan has the career she never had there jealousy and envy of Meghan is on fully display . If this Karen thinks that writing this garbage article is a flex it’s not once again Meghan lives rent free in all these mediocre basic white woman heads .

  35. Blue Nails Betty says:

    She dresses like Kate, has the similar features of Kate, and is comfortable and willing to write fluffy dreck lies in support of the RF.

    Looks to me like she’s auditioning to be William’s next mistress.

  36. Rnot says:

    Even zombie William looks at his wife with affection.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Rnot, you must be looking at pictures when they were MUCH younger–he isn’t looking at her with affection anymore and hasn’t for some time.

      • CC says:

        I think RNOT is calling this Lord Freddie ‘zombie William’ and that Fred looks like he actually enjoys being near his Dr Zhivago-hatted wife.

  37. OriginalCee says:

    Sophie Winkleman worked with Charlie Sheen so she should really mind what she writes.

  38. Lorna says:

    Thanks, Sophie for those lies. Hardworking? I laugh. No one is that family is hard working. No one. No, they just have their “experts” and bum-kissing associates like you do the lying and complaining. I take that back. I know they moan to their flunkies and drive them crazy. Sophie. Blend dear blend. Vampire Prince William is what some people used to call her husband. Her acting career seems to be small roles in tv productions now. She had a small role in the BBC production that Theo James left. I can’t think of the name. It was on PBS. She was the Prince Regent’s mistress I think.

  39. Isabella says:

    Hilarious. Meanwhile Charles constantly blathers about slimming down the royal family. Senior royals Kate and William find the scene so toxic that they didn’t even bother to attend the famous Christmas lunch, the one where her racist mother-in-law wore the racist brooch.

  40. Blujfly says:

    She married in 15 years ago as a truly Z list British celebrity and actress and only now is there a “growing closeness?” A quid pro quo but also a plea to her husband’s father’s cousin’s son (because… that’s all Charles is to them) to surely not cast them out further. Please don’t insist we stop claiming to be royals and royal patrons. And because these people all know each other – her half sister was at Camilla’s lunch. And this is all part of the hangers-on like her and Mike Tindall testing the new boundaries of what they can get pod to say under Chuck. Under the queen when she was with it, the answer was nothing.

  41. Lorna says:

    She’s just jealous she never got much attention at all. She was attractive and dressed okay sometimes. She wears Catherine Walker a lot. She’s much more put together recently though. Her and Freddie never got any profitable offers. Peter Phillips and Zara got them. I haven’t heard of Prince Michael of Kent business dealings recently. I wonder how his consultancy business is doing without the Russian introductions.

  42. SisterTrout says:

    They didn’t like her enough to send her the On Christmas We Wear Burgundy memo, so I wouldn’t be counting any chickens yet if I were her.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      They didn’t like her enough (or her husband) for a senior member of the royal family to attend the wedding. A joint gift was sent.

  43. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She sounds like a child. Who writes like that? I’m talking elementary. Too funny, they’re burying themselves. It’s quite sweet.

  44. HeyKay says:

    I think she is trying to get included to anything she can with C&C.
    Why else would she post such a clear butt-kissing note?
    Those awful In-Laws of hers aren’t gonna live forever, she seems to want to be included as on the royal tree.
    The Titles and Class system in GB are centuries old.
    The ugly fur hat is kinda a give away to her thoughts, we are better than peasants. Modern woman would be wearing a cute, fake fur with a bit of purple and a current style.
    These old school snobs seem to want to dress like it is still 1950.

  45. Annalise says:

    Tigelily- You bring up something that I have always found very chafing, when you mentioned that the Gloucesters have done lots of unpublicized work. Because it always seemed to me that the late Queen, with her obsession over not being overshadowed, did a GIGANTIC disservice to the hundreds of charities that have royal patrons. Charities rely on donations, and exposure and publicity are worth its weight in gold. People complain on the rare occasion that Meghan makes a public statement, but EVERY time she does, she mentions a charity or non profit. And I’d bet that every time she does, donations increase 100x. So it is SUCH a shame that the late Queen’s insecurity and selfish need for others work to NOT get more press than hers, has compelled so many royals to work with charities practically in SECRET (only at years end do we see how much they supposedly worked in the court Circular), and that such dysfunction is viewed, in British society anyway, as “humility” and “getting on with the job”. And doesn’t that defeat the whole purpose of HAVING a royal patron? How is a royal patron any different from any other volunteer, if theyre not allowed to give the charity publicity??

    • CourtneyB says:

      Back in the 80s and 90s the Gloucesters work was constantly highlighted. And, through various weddings and bequests, they have some of the best jewels for glamorous events. (Richard was the godson of an divorced granddaughter of Queen Victoria and she left him a bunch of good stuff) As they aged and others came to the forefront they got less attention. That’s on the press. Not the Queen.

  46. tamsin says:

    Sophie Winkleman was/is a working actress just like Meghan was. Winkleman has done work in a wide variety of things, and I believe they moved to LA for the duration of the series with Kutcher. I remember reading an article when she had the car accident about how wonderful Charles and William were to her by sending food and chefs and making inquiries about how she was doing. I remember her walking to a wedding at Windsor with Harry (I believe Meghan had just ad a baby) and they seemed very friendly. Earlier in Meghan’s tenure, she gave an interview in which she said that she has always been welcomed by the royals. The press was trying to compare them as actresses. She is the in-law of a family that has traded very profitably it seems on their titles and royal adjacency. Her article would have been more effectively if she had done her work with the pen instead of a trowel. We are talking about a very insular group, so perhaps in her mind, everything she says is true. I believe that it’s William and Kate’s patronage she is looking to, not Charles, hence the remark of her growing closer at this late stage.

  47. ArtFossil says:

    What is Sophie wearing under that coat? Biker shorts?

  48. Emily_C says:

    Do her in-laws have 2 carriages too? She is giving serious Mrs. Elton vibes with her sucking up. Isn’t this kind of name-dropping considered embarrassing in the UK?

    Is London quiet at Christmas? New York City sure isn’t.

    • AnneL says:

      I know, I thought that was odd too! It’s quiet on Christmas Day, sure. Most stores and indoor attractions are closed, and many (though by no means all) restaurants. But the season as a whole is bustling with shoppers, tourists, people going out to parties and events, families coming to see the Rock Center tree and the Big Store window displays, etc. It’s a scene!

  49. Deering24 says:

    Ugh–she’s in Sanditon? Yet another reason to pass on that show–besides the botched writing. 🙄🙄🤣🤣

  50. Over it says:

    Bless him,only a mother could love a face like That.

  51. WyoGirl says:

    Sophie and Claudia Winkleman share a father, but have different mothers. I think Sophie is more beautiful than either Kate or Meghan.

    • Mercury says:

      @wyogirl, I know we all have different tastes but saying this woman is prettier than Meghan is like saying grass is prettier than a rose. Very strange indeed.

    • equality says:

      Not seeing it and I even went on-line and found pix without the awful make-up. Pretty but beautiful is a stretch. Meghan and Kate both look better.

  52. Peachy says:

    Was she drunk? It’s no excuse but it may be a reason. People can be quite maudlin when intoxicated.

  53. AnneL says:

    What a nauseating bit of writing, lol.

    She’s a very pretty woman. Yes, her concealer job is a botch. She looks like she’s wearing some extra protective sunscreen under her eyes or something.

    He looks ghoulish. Is that just his face or is there something wrong with him? He needs the concealer more than she does.

  54. Giddy says:

    Why dies SW have a coyote curled up on her head?

  55. Eowyn says:

    Claudia Winkleman was part of that nasty lunch with Camilla Parker-Bowles and Jeremy Clarkson too.