‘Gossip with Celebitchy’ podcast #146: How is this Kate’s life’s work?

Introduction: Minutes 0 to 6:00
We’ll be off next week and will probably be back February 18th. I’ve been watching The Bear. Chandra and I both watched The Menu and I liked it more than she did. Chandra saw Everything Everywhere All at Once on Showtime and she liked the acting but not the premise. You can listen below!

Royals: Minutes 6:00 to 22:30
It looks like there’s a leaking war between Charles and William. It started with a story that Charles was going to ask the Archbishop of Canterbury to talk to Harry on his behalf. Then we heard that William doesn’t trust the Archbishop and thinks he’s too close to the Sussexes. After that the Daily Mail ran an op-ed saying that Charles needs to exclude Harry from the Coronation. At no time did they state that Charles has called Harry directly despite Harry saying that’s what he wants.

There was a report in Vanity Fair that Charles hasn’t officially given Lilibet and Archie their Prince and Princess titles yet and that “The feeling is that the titles need to be earned.” We’ve been hearing this for months and Charles needs to make up his mind. It sounds like they’re telling on themselves again because Harry has more dirt on them. Chandra’s tweet about this went viral.

We mentioned in our last episode that the Waleses brought a camera crew to a foodbank with them last week. They were criticized for that and for showing up empty handed. People were still talking about that throughout the weekend.

Kate hyped her new Early Years campaign for weeks and we thought this might be different, but we were wrong. It’s called “Shaping Us” and they launched it with a weird monochromatic claymation video. Kate also released a little video about her project that was incredibly basic. We wonder how this is Kate’s life’s work, that the early years are important. She had the five question survey in 2020 and Big Change Starts Small in 2021. Here’s a link to the video for Big Change Starts Small that seems like an SNL parody. This seems to be about shaming low income and single parent families and does not include raising funds or bringing awareness to existing programs for children, which are struggling for resources and shutting down.

Omid Scobie had a thoughtful column about this and he pointed out that Kate has been saying she’s learning about this for over 10 years. Scobie argued that Kate is limited by her role and can’t get involved with politics, but we think she could come up with so many ways to actually help.

Kate went to an indoor vendor’s market in Leeds to premiere her Shaping Us billboard and ask the vendors what their childhoods were like without actually buying anything. Here’s a link to the tweet Chandra mentioned comparing the logos and billboards for Archetypes and Shaping Us.

Comments of the Week: Minutes 22:30 to end
My comments of the week are from SarahFrancisco and Sarah on Hecate’s post about the 45-year-old entrepreneur who has hired a team of doctors and spent $2 million on anti-aging treatments.

Chandra’s comment of the week is from JT on the post with Kate’s basic video. They pointed out how similar the type face and branding is between Shaping Us and Archetypes.

Here’s a link to the coat that Kate wore before Christmas copying one of Meghan’s coats.

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The photos of Kate in the sequin dress, purple dress and polka dot shirt are from 2020 and 2021. Photos credit: WENN, Avalon.red and via Instagram

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6 Responses to “‘Gossip with Celebitchy’ podcast #146: How is this Kate’s life’s work?”

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  1. M3gan says:

    Kensington Palace have set up a situation where Kate gets to visit babies and small children regularly, while calling it her ‘life’s work’, because Kate likes babies and small children. There is no other substance or rationale to this.

    • Sera Quell says:

      She doesn’t like babies and small children. She only likes her own babies and small children. She couldn’t give a f*ckin toss about other babies and small children. She only visits babies and small children as when she is around fully-formed adults, she is revealed to be a little useless girl. Around children however, she is The Adult.
      Today has been a long long long day at work. This C you next Tuesday can sit the bloody hell down.

  2. Rnot says:

    Every visit and call with her sister is a “meeting with an early years expert.” That’s one way to get your numbers up.

    I don’t think it was the intent, but she’s at risk of becoming a lightning rod for all the accumulated fear and anger over cuts to services and spending. Awareness isn’t enough. People are hungry for action. Drawing attention to a problem without offering any measurable way to address it will make people feel worse. She risks having all the anxiety parents feel about “failing” their kids being aimed in her direction.

  3. J.Ferber says:

    I like the picture where Kate is pretending to be enamored with the black child, but at a notable distance. I wonder if she counts events within events, such as, “Smiled at a Black child from across the room. Faux-admired her,” (which are two mini-events within the one main event). And why is she wearing a cocktail dress with a matching bag while greeting uniformed children at school?

  4. JanetDR says:

    I enjoy listening so much! I resisted for a long time because I am an increasingly devoted reader, but I decided to give it a try and find it really entertaining 💗

  5. Roan Inish says:

    I’ve looked all over for the video of Kate backing away from a volunteer saying I’m learning…. Did it get scrubbed?