Prince William is suddenly keen to ‘take on the role of global statesman’

For months now, Prince William’s wife has been outworking him. Historically, that rarely happens, even though Kate gets much more attention for the few events she does. I’ve idly wondered if William is extremely nervous about being so thoroughly exposed by Prince Harry’s memoir, and if William feels like he can’t do many announced visits these days, because people might start to protest him too, or worse yet, no one will even show up. Thus, he’s doing a lot of “surprise” events, and making “secret visits” to various groups. I bring this up because William seems to think he “plays” better internationally. The Earthshot shambles in Boston would beg to differ, but here we are. William feels like a new man after he went to a gay restaurant in Poland (after showing up empty-handed to visit refugees), and now he wants to keep traveling. Anything to get away from Kate, the kids and British expectations, I guess.

The Prince of Wales will increasingly take on the role of global statesman, determined to stand up for what he believes is right, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Prince William’s trip to Poland last week to thank British troops on the border of Ukraine was a key staging post as he embraces his new position on the world stage, sources say.

The trip – a closely guarded secret – was also seen as an overtly political move for the heir to the throne. Even his visit to eat out at an LGBT restaurant in Warsaw is seen as part of the strategy.

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: ‘It was important for the Prince to travel to Poland last week to not only recognise the duty of our troops, but also to shine a light on the ongoing humanitarian crisis. This is a continuation of the evolution of his role as a global statesman. We talk often about him using his global platform for the good of the environment via Earthshot. But this is the first opportunity for him to take a visit of this kind as Prince of Wales, and given that it is one of the biggest political issues facing every country on the planet, this is a demonstration of him growing as a statesman-like figure.’

While sensitive to the diplomacy deployed by his late grandmother the Queen, who was careful not to stray into the world of politics, William is nevertheless said to be determined to stand up and speak out for what he believes to be right. His trip included a bold statement issued in Polish in which he applauded the way Polish and British troops were working together to ‘defend our shared freedoms’.

Sources say that William was involved in the planning for the trip and ‘expressed a wish’ to highlight the ongoing humanitarian crisis by meeting refugees in Poland. Meanwhile, further foreign trips are being planned for both William and Kate, who are expected to visit parts of the Commonwealth on behalf of the British Government. Closer to home, Prince William will play a major role in the Coronation. A source said, however, that any investiture ceremony for William as the Prince of Wales was currently ‘not on the table’.

[From The Daily Mail]

“A source said, however, that any investiture ceremony for William as the Prince of Wales was currently ‘not on the table’.” As I said, William is afraid – perhaps even terrified – of how he’ll be received close to home. He knows that Welsh people tolerated his father having the Tywysog Cymru title simply because Charles had it for so long, and Charles made an effort to learn Welsh and spend a lot of time in Wales. William isn’t prepared to do the same – he’s simply too lazy, too arrogant, too much of a lightweight. Meanwhile, Charles was actually an international diplomat who was comfortable with representing the crown abroad for decades as PoW. William doesn’t have that background, inclination or ability. He just wants to show up in Poland and for everyone to praise him as the keenest diplomat ever.

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  1. ThatsNotOkay says:

    I read that clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth causes it to expand and the lower half of your face to grow bigger than the top half.

    Anyway, William’s need for praise is only rivaled by his need to be worshipped. And I’m not so sure anyone, anywhere, thinks as highly of him as he thinks of himself. Please don’t go to the Commonwealth countries this year. Or do. It’ll be a fiasco.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      Maybe all the jaw clenching is how he lost his looks. As many have noted, he lost his looks with his hair.

    • Carrie says:

      Not please. Don’t come to Australia. We need our taxes to be spent on Australians not on this talentless tool.
      Australia Republic Now.

  2. Tessa says:

    The statesman could not get along with his brother and sister in law and ousted them so pathetic

    • KFG says:

      Does Peggy and co understand that they can’t just declare him a statesman? Like he is such an oxygen robber. He has 0 integrity or intelligence and his earthshit and fancy plane slippers shows his entire lack of common sense. These people are such amateurs.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Maybe he could click his fancy plane slippers three times to make him a statesmen as he desperately wants!!

        It just takes three 🥿🥿 🥿 Bullyiam!!!

      • Couch potato says:

        I was thinking the same! It’s like they’re thinking say “statesman” three times fast, and he’ll become one. They clearly don’t belive he is, or will ever be one, when they talk about “growing as a statesman-like figure”.

      • Debbie says:

        Boston Debacle was bad enough, but I say that nothing takes precedence over the Caribbean DisasTour! My God, anytime you leave protests in your wake and get “fired” on live video, you know you’ve failed badly. And William and Kate have the press articles to remind them.

    • MadMangoMal says:

      Come on now, a statement for Russia is still a statement non?

    • Kathleen says:

      This whole article was just more pathetic turd polishing. Does anyone know which city has the misfortune to host the next Earthsh*t. Boston was a bust.

  3. Grace says:

    When I think about these two, it’s just incredible how neither of them has bothered to use the opportunities they had to get the education and training they’d need in the position that is waiting for them. They’re in their 40’s and I don’t think either of them has found a platform or any cause that really matters for them. That’s all I have to say…

    • You are absolutely correct. All that they do are PR opportunities and photo ops. They are very empty people.

    • LB says:

      Grace, it is incredible. He is so ill prepared for his role. His only interest in the world appears to be where he can go on vacation or engage in colonial cosplay. It always struck me as odd that he never learnt another language given his future role. He never studied Welsh like his father. KC also speaks French and passable German. Prince Philip spoke German. QEII spoke French and there is a lot of footage out there of her conversing fluently in French with certain world leaders. Yes here we are with William who speaks just English, and I guess “rage” if you count that as a language.

      • Jensa says:

        And there’s absolutely no excuse for this. William has had the best education money can buy, and limitless resources at his disposal. But no interest in the world, and no intellectual curiosity at all.

      • BQM says:

        Philip was also fluent in French. Possibly because his aunt, the very wealthy princess Marie Bonaparte (married to his paternal uncle) helped support the extended family in exile. (Marie’s maternal grandfather created the famed Monte Carlo casino). Another aunt was princess francoise of Orleans, married to another paternal uncle.

    • SquiddusMaximus says:

      This, full stop. Endless opportunities to become real, lemigimate bearers of knowledge for their passion projects, and still all they can muster are some barely coherent generalities.

    • notasugarhere says:

      William chose to be this poorly prepared and under-educated. A bachelor’s in Geography doesn’t a statesman make. He’s one of the few heirs that doesn’t have multiple degrees.

      The other one that comes to mind is CP Victoria, who suffered through her college years with anorexia, dyslexia, and her face blindness. She speaks four languages, interned at a Swedish embassy, did a year of diplomatic training and internship. Bill did none of that, couldn’t even finish a bespoke land management course.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Don’t forget the Duchy educational program that he was supposed to complete as well.

    • Whyforthelove says:

      When you think about how Diana educated herself on so many issues and hit the ground running from age 19, and William had been coddled and never bother to learn anything. He doesn’t even read his briefing materials. The waste of opportunities is so pitiful

  4. Roo says:

    This effort to make Egg sound like a sophisticated global diplomat is akin to me ordering a toy microscope and announcing I’m a viable candidate for the Nobel Prize for my work in genetics. There’s no substance or credibility to any of the claims.

    And his people really need to let go of the “defender of what’s right” title they’re trying to gift him. Given his abhorrent treatment of his own mixed-race family, he will never be able to claim this crown. Such a sad little man.

    • ML says:

      I despise W, but I honestly believe the Polish visit was a rare success. That said, I personally have my doubts given W’s 20+ years of adulthood that he will continue to do a good job as a diplomat.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ ML, I don’t see it as a success. Bullyiam brought nothing for the poor souls who had to flee for their lives as their homes, schools and hospitals were blown to bits. Bullyiam brought nothing for the refugees as well. Bullyiam could have establishes a clothing drive for donations from Brits to help, but again he came empty handed. But it simply wasn’t possible as his own countrymen are suffering daily by the onslaught of suffering to feed their families or to heat their homes. But with all of the wealthy inner circle “friends” that they claim to have, he could have brought something!!! Another PR disaster.

      • CallyForbes says:

        @BothSidesNow Happy to be able to inform you that the poor, suffering, starving, freezing Brits were able nevertheless to donate to Ukraine

      • tamsin says:

        It should have been William’s job to highlight this charity and should have been what he is “bringing” for his visit. That would be highlighting the generosity of his countrymen. That would be what other European royals would be doing- supporting the government on trade missions, diplomatic missions, high-lighting their work. Instead, the story is about William becoming a statesman. But to what end, and in support of what? It is all empty unless those questions are answered. Visiting refugees and making his “presence” and selfies, and a smile the highlights instead of funding and charity is just empty self-promotion.

      • Christine says:

        It was a success (visiting the LGBTQIA restaurant), on social media and places like CB, if you call a success all of us typing variations of, “if this was on purpose, good for him.”

        Now that they are treating him like a rooster who is waking everyone up to our current reality, I admit they were clever to wait to see what was said, but no. I won’t fall for this one again.

        “Even his visit to eat out at an LGBT restaurant in Warsaw is seen as part of the strategy.”

        It is certainly part of the bullshit now. And yet no one affiliated with Willnot has acknowledged anything about it, they are all hoping we think he cares about the Ukraine. Or soldiers, of any country.

    • Rnot says:

      The problem is that they actually see his racist behavior as an example of “defending what’s right.”

    • BeanieBean says:

      I noticed how they included the evening meal at an LGBTQ+ restaurant as though it were intentional on his part, when just the other day they told us W’s staff was going to dinner & he asked to tag along. He’s hardly a champion of gay or transgender rights.

  5. Tessa says:

    Kate is going too. She can guffaw and get brood y over babies and try to hold hands with bill. Oh and talking about early years and show off new diplomat wardrobe.

  6. Indica says:

    in “The King’s Speech”, the king realized he had to make a speech and was woefully unprepared… and willing to learn how to do it.
    Every time I see this kind of nonsense from Willy I think about that. How his great-grandfather was willing to learn but Willy things, ‘I was born to it so I don’t need to learn’.
    In short, he’ll always be bad at it because he can’t admit he needs help to be better.

    • Tessa says:

      Both wills parents took public speaking lessons.

    • eve says:

      I blame Charles He know William would become the Prince of Wales.
      I wonder why the royals never got their kids to learn languages and
      elocution classes. They had to opportunity and the resources.
      And it is even a bigger question why he was never send to an orthodontist

      • Emily_C says:

        Chuck didn’t want his sons to upstage him. So he undermined them constantly. It worked with Will — Charles successfully fed all his worse instincts and squashed any good in him flat, with the help of the courtiers. Will was the golden child, and therefore never learned on his own to succeed at anything. Harry, as the scapegoat, was able to wise up and escape.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ eve, Bullyiam is a grown man and as he was born into these duties does NOT absolve or excuse his refusal to learn his responsibilities!! His own mother took it upon herself to learn what was expected of her at half his current age but the fact of the matter is that Bullyiam is TOO lazy and simply refuses to educate himself. IF his drive was an enormous as his ego, he would be a proper PoW but it isn’t.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I honestly think that Charles couldn’t be bothered to parent his children, especially after Diana’s death. He was too busy with rehabilitate Camilla project.

        I think he may have started to undermine William when he and Kate got married and their own household – but he just didn’t parent his children when they were actually children. Just like he wasn’t parented himself by his parents. He didn’t know how – and couldn’t be bothered to learn because he was so caught up in his self-pity and his mistress.

        And I wonder whether his feelings about Diana, a woman he didn’t love and resented (bc of her popularity) extend to his children as well at some level.

      • sid says:

        ArtHistorian, I believe you are onto something and it reminds me of a comment someone made once elsewhere. They said that some men only love their children to the extent that they love or care about their children’s mother. And you see it often in cases where men get divorced and remarry, and happily play dad with the children of the second marriage while the children of the first marriage become a distant memory. Or look at how Chuck apparently is out here allegedly setting up trust funds for Camilla’s children and grandchildren, while cutting off security for his younger son and baby grandson with no warning.

      • THERoyalExpert says:

        Chuck paid more attention to his sidepiece turned concubine turned wife than he paid to his children. If he had paid any attention to William he would have made sure his son, at the very least, learned to speak Welsh. He didn’t put in any work to prepare William for his role as the PoW or for his future role as a King (which is shocking) and William lacks the drive and intellectual curiosity to learn under his own steam.

        Chuck had all kinds of criticism for his parents but he was a worse father and grandfather because he always puts Camilla the usurper before everyone. He listens to her in a way that he never listens to his children. That might be a factor in why William gets angry enough with him to leave him meek and was definitely the reason why Harry was bemused by the stuff his father was saying.

  7. Veda says:

    Oh my. He needs to work on his incandescence if he wants to be diplomatic. As for a ‘statesman’- I’m laughing so hard that my make up is running.

  8. Miranda says:

    “…William is nevertheless said to be determined to stand up and speak out for what he believes to be right.”

    Oh, good. Because the world is currently suffering from a lack of entitled, sub-mediocre right wing bigots who resort to violence at the first sign of dissent. Truly heroic values he’s got there.

  9. SquiddusMaximus says:

    What the BRF in general and William in particular cannot seem to understand is that respect cannot be bought or inherited, no matter how many generations of your forebears accumulated wealth & titles. You may “get” to be prince and eventually king, and you may “get” all the associated baubles and honoraries, but respect is EARNED. William has in no way deserved an international platform on any issues. If my college days dancing in gay bars does not qualify me as an LGBTQTIA+ ambassador, neither does his one fecking dinner.

    • TheWigletOfWails says:

      About that dinner, I saw a piece of an article where they tried to backtrack because I guess his right wing fan base wasn’t to happy about it.

    • SarahCS says:

      In their tiny world it does though, people bow and scrape and curtsey and the severely limit any opportunities to step out of this bubble of deference and hierarchy.

      They’re just too stupid and ignorant to realise that the real world is a very different place.

  10. Osty says:

    He has always been keen to be global person it’s just that people don’t care about him and his grandiose behaviour. He wants to be liked , popular, global icon without doing anything important to warrant that . He wants to rely on the sycophants to sell him to us

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Agree!!! Why are they are insistent on pushing this narrative of how much Bullyiam is “keen” to be a global statesman when the blaring truth is that he brings NOTHING to the table???

      You can put lipstick on a pig and it it still a pig!! No amount of countless empty articles and that his PR puppets put out, he is still a pig with lipstick. My gawd…..give it up.

  11. SueBarbri33 says:

    William is just so diminished now.

  12. magdalena says:

    still, this is the only place that informed me that William was in Poland… and I live here 😀

  13. Mslove says:

    Pegs is going global! So I guess this means he’ll show up empty handed, expecting to be fawned over & made a big deal of, to whatever unlucky country will have him.

  14. Jais says:

    Standing up for what’s right? Um, people should be standing against Putin. That shouldn’t earn him a gold star. Although, considering all the money ties to Russia, maybe William does see this as some brave stance. At the end of the day, I see one brother taking a stand against the news barons of the UK and another brother who wants props for the bare minimum. As for the restaurant, sure, cool and I hope to see him champion LGBTQIA+ causes even more. Of course, he’s gonna do that right?

  15. equality says:

    Lovely how they are all so keen to address social and environmental issues in other countries and do nothing about any that impact their own lives in their own country.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      That would piss off the Tory government. But they can chalk up their butting into other countries’ business to “diplomacy”.

  16. Noor says:

    The tabloids and royal commentators bandied these terms around that William is a “global stateman” and Kate is a “Children Princess “. These terms do not stick because they have not been earned.

  17. Dani says:

    Can’t stay in the shadows until your father dies then expect to accede with little to no blowback, William.

    It’ll be interesting to see if he grows a spine or some moral accumen in the next decade, because there’s no global statesman without global awareness outside of his own personal, privileged bubble.

  18. Brassy Rebel says:

    This is all so ridiculous. I’m “keen” to win the lottery, but that doesn’t mean I ever will, especially since I never buy a ticket. Once again William wants to be something without putting in the effort required.

    And it sounds like we’re going to get more colonial co-splay from the Waleses. Can’t wait!

    • Becks1 says:

      The embiggening is ridiculous. I saw this post title and then I clicked and realized that this quote is actually from a KP spokesman. William wants it out there that he is now a global statesman, because he thinks he is because of one visit to Poland.

      this is the problem with being surrounded by “yes people” your entire life.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It is very Trump-like. Release a statement saying X, which is the complete opposite of the truth, and INSIST this is the way the world really is. No no, William isn’t a racist, lying, cheating, abusive, lazy, selfish, uneducated pile of sh!t. He’s a Statesman because we said so in a Statement!

  19. C-Shell says:

    So, now it’s totally fine to be making an “overtly political move,” is it? Setting aside Bulliam’s utter inability to take a seat at the global table, it’s going to be a disaster of epic proportions for him (with or without KKKHate) to go about the world or Commonwealth making his gaffe-filled jokes and off-the-cuff remarks. We all know he desperately wants to compete and win the global statesman contest with Harry, but he has lost that contest before he sets foot out of his palaces.

    Buying stock in Orville Redenbacher.

    • Seaflower says:

      I can see him and Khate cozying up to global leaders like Ivanka tried to do a few years ago, only for her to be ignored – and its on video forever!

      Looking forward to similar embarrassments for the Keens.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She wasn’t ignored by all of them. Putin loves her. And China gave her a pass on trade laws, resulting in an 80 million payday for her. Peanuts in comparison to the 2 billion her husband got out of the Saudis or the UAE. Can’t keep all the corrupt deals straight.

        But I agree with your overall point. No reputable statesperson wants anything to do with W&K.

  20. Harper says:

    Yes, Willy. The world is dying to see your pedestrian blue v-neck sweaters and light blue button-down shirts up close.

  21. Eurydice says:

    He’s not keen to do anything – this is his job, just as it was for Charles. And he doesn’t just decide he wants to be a global statesman (like a little kid saying he wants to be an astronaut or a cowboy), it’s the UK government that will be sending him out. Brexit didn’t mean “exit from the whole planet” and Charles and William are the most high-profile representatives the UK has. William might not be the brightest bulb, but at least he’s ambulatory, which the queen was not. Good luck to him.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The UK government can order him anywhere they want, it still will not turn this sow’s ear into a statesman.

      • Eurydice says:

        Statesman, Prince of Wales, Duke and Earl of Whatever. It’s all semantics, anyway. He’ll be called king someday, too – but that doesn’t mean he’ll be any good at it.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Things stay on the same trajectory? Bill will never be king.

  22. SusieQ says:

    Ol’ Pegs reminds me of Edward II, who, ironically enough, was the first English prince to have the Prince of Wales title. Edward I gave it to him after he (Edward I) torn Wales apart and killed the last actual Prince of Wales. But Pegs has the same whiny, petulant, lazy vibes that Edward II did. Total Plantagenet.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I get a strong Duke of Windsor reincarnated vibe myself.

      • Doppelgangers R'Us says:

        ITA @Notasugarhere
        The Duke of Windsor also thought he would be reinstated as a King with real authority once Germany won the war.
        I get the feeling that TOB wants the power without the effort. So I am wondering who is behind this new push.

    • CallyForbes says:

      Comparing William to Edward II seems like a bit of a stretch.

    • ChattyCath says:

      Do you mind there are a lot of us Plantagenets about! Early kings and princes got their power by beating people up and trying to take their property (familiar). I’d put Pegs on a level with William Duke of Cumberland. The one who killed the Jacobites at Culloden

  23. Amy Bee says:

    Whatever, they’ve been saying this for years and still no one regards him as a global statesman. Plus he might have to back off on this because there can only room for one global statesman in the Royal Family and Charles as king is eager to be that.

  24. EasternViolet says:

    I have a feeling that The Prince of Wales office and the King’s are in competition about who should be the international statesman … as there can only be one. Correct answer is neither.

  25. JMmoney says:

    Every time Billy attempts to emote a positive emotion he looks like an alien who is learning to smile.

  26. notasugarhere says:

    ‘But this is the first opportunity for him to take a visit of this kind as Prince of Wales, and given that it is one of the biggest political issues facing every country on the planet, this is a demonstration of him growing as a statesman-like figure.’

    That whole statement, but this part especially? How desperate is KP that they are flat-out stating this instead of leaking it through sources. ‘Growing as a statesman-like figure’ who physically assaulted his younger brother over the man’s love of a bi-racial woman. And they’re still using Knauf’s ‘shine a light’. FFS.

  27. Renae says:

    If Billy-the-Basher is becoming a ‘Global Statesman’, I’m prepping for WW III. (I’m sure the palace has already designed a medal for that).

  28. K8erade says:

    This is a prime example of William wanting all of the glory without any kind of willingness to put in any of the work.

    I will give him the credit of at least having some cognizance to realize the smoke and mirrors of the past is no longer working like it once did. He wouldn’t be playing this game if he genuinely believe the smoke being blown up his a**.

  29. Lizzie says:

    “Meanwhile, further foreign trips are being planned for both William and Kate, who are expected to visit parts of the Commonwealth on behalf of the British Government. ” Geez, I might take off work to see the Wails go swanning around the CW again. Sure, this time they will just love and adore your smug superiority, go ahead and order another million-pound wardrobe.

    • Lady Digby says:

      Another relaunch for new PoW as global states the blinking obvious VIP?! Strictly a part time glamour gig paid for by other countries whom he expects to be grateful for a signed photo of himself upon arrival?! Us Brits are fed this BS by the media and are brain washed to believe RF are value for money but I don’t see why other countries have to pay to host this charmless man and his wife.

    • Couch potato says:

      You have to take time off to check who’s grandma’s curtains she’ll wear this time. Dear we dream of another PM or two telling them the countries will drop the monarchy?

  30. Southern Fried says:

    Good luck with that, prince dumb ass.

  31. Jensa says:

    The thing is, it really doesn’t matter how useless, lazy and ignorant he is – because he gets the top job anyway. “Chosen by god”, and all that. So, in William’s mind, I guess he doesn’t need to bother. I suppose us plebs should just be grateful or something.
    Global statesman, my arse.

  32. Mary Pester says:

    Thank you for making me laugh, William wasn’t “on the front line” the only line BULLYAM has been in is for the throne! And standing up for what’s right and what he believes in. So he believes it’s right to bully Megan, he believes it’s right to attack his brother, he believes it’s right to call his mother paranoid, he believes it’s right to kneel to the woman who made his mother’s life a misery?? And let’s not forget he believes it’s right to be unfaithful to his wife. Yep BULLYAM sure believes a lot of “, RIGHTS” and everyone makes him VERY, VERY wrong! Oh and a statesman, shouldn’t that read, “in a right state man”, go get a short back and shine you odious little toad

  33. QuiteContrary says:

    Does he even speak any foreign languages (Meghan is fluent in Spanish and has said she’s working on her French)??? Did he do a diplomatic internship (Meghan interned at the U.S. Embassy in Argentina)??

    He has no diplomatic skills. He has all the charm of Jared Kushner and the same dull affect. Good luck with this rebranding, palace courtiers.

  34. WhatKateHerselfSaidOnPageSix says:

    Give it up

  35. Over it says:

    I wish he would be keen to take on a full face mask. No one and I mean no one should have to look upon that before or after each meal.

  36. Beverley says:

    Ah yes, William the Royal Racist wants to travel the world to stand up for what he believes and values: white supremacy, serfdom, classism, peerages, entitlement, misogyny, and colonialism…not to mention the ongoing racial abuse of his toddler niece and nephew.

  37. jferber says:

    How in the world . . .? He did nothing for the past 40 years and NOW he wants some clout. Too late, dude. You branded yourself as the lazy, hateful, greedy, violent a–hole you truly are. People don’t forget that, dude. From here on in, only mediocre-at-best play-acting. We see you.

  38. The Recluse says:

    The longer they delay the Investiture for William, the more time the Welsh have to prepare their protests.
    I’m not watching Charles get his shiny new hat, but I will be watching social media to see what the protests look like.

  39. Okay says:

    I think its hilarious that Will gets so exited about not completely effing up one engagement. Most support Ukraine so yes he was going to get positive press but how many countries is he going to visit for that cause before people notice that is all he is doing? Any other engagement require a reason with results.

  40. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    If William refrains from screaming and throwing things at people, it’s considered “statesman-like.” The bar is so very low with this family. Just another Trump but with stolen jewels.

  41. Well wisher says:

    Short definition: a skilled, experienced, and respected political leader or figure.
    Used in a sentence/phrase :- “guests included members of the European royal families, diplomats, and statesmen”
    This does not apply to William who is a part of a European royal family, it is a deliberate conflation of two separate entities. government and monarchy. It is disallowed but is sanctioned by the non-democratic, non-tax paying media of the UK.
    For what is worth, it is appeasement for the heir towards his wife. It is allowed because it does not affect the levers of power.

  42. Saucy&Sassy says:

    I wonder if he intends for all of his visits to countries to not be announced until he is there? It would definitely shut down any organization of protests. Will these very short visits, so he won’t have time to put his foot in it? Will Wails be along just to stand and smile, because she will definitely put her foot in it if she opens her mouth.

    He didn’t help in any way by going to Poland. As mentioned above, why didn’t he discuss the charity and how the British have donated? Does his idea of diplomacy simply mean that he shows his august self to whichever country he’s in?

    I haven’t seen Fails stand up for anything that’s right. My guess is that the dinner at that specific restaurant will be the last we hear of LGBTQ+ and Fails in the same sentence. This was done to get press coverage.

    • Anna says:

      Polish people opened their homes for Ukrainian refugees. Will showed his face. That pretty much sums it all.

  43. TheOriginalMia says:

    I’m keen to be seen as statuesque, but alas I’m only 5’1. *shrugs* What are you going to do?

    William has had years, decades to firm up his bonafides. Instead, he did f*ckall. He relied on his baby brother to do all the heavy lifting while he got propped up in the media as the best thing since sliced bread. Shouldn’t have run off his brother and sister-in-law. Maybe he should have taken the role seriously, and prepared for the position. It’s too late now. He’s lazy, entitled, dim, with uncontrolled rage issues.

  44. jferber says:

    TheOriginalMia, Yes, you summed it up perfectly. And because William is so dim, he will never understand any of this. He wasted all of his youth and preparation time on what? Nothing worthwhile.

  45. alexis says:

    He would have to get rid of his useless wife to become any type of statesman. Partnering with a barely intelligible, clothes hanger with a minimal personality, who has no empathy and a narcissistic need to always have the focus on herself, no matter what the situation, may be aceptable for some, but does not earn him any respect. Have you noticed how she has started to walk ahead of him and shake hands first, as though he is secondary to her. Female narcissists are rarely loud, but always intent as presenting themsleves publicly as the victim. Most people assume she is always the victim, but no one comments on her determination to trap William over and over again, but is he really the bully or is he a victim of two extremely cunning female narcissists.

    • Rackel says:

      I saw him as a victim. I think he thought Kate would work eventually. I think he didn’t realize how blank she was. He didn’t want to marry Kate but she fit the requirements, or so he thought. After all these years she still doesn’t have ANY wins. Even her siblings aren’t really doing anything. It’s weird. I guess they are scared of bring wrong so they just sit.

      • Tessa says:

        I don’t see him as a victim. He could have walked in 2007 but didn’t. He may have found someone else but did not wait. He was rejected by aristo women but he could still have dated others. Instead of settling for Kate

  46. RoyalBlue says:

    How on earth is someone who is constantly incandescent with rage, being groomed as a statesman. Billy the basher may be many things, but a statesman, he is not.

    • Anna says:

      His insistence on being more than he is (a figurehead) will be his downfall. How can he be apolitical and a statesman? Also, he has zero abilities. When you are in your 40ties, you should know your limits.

  47. Saschafrom76 says:

    I think they REALLY thought Meghan and Harry’s success was because of their ties to royalty. It’s so behind the times to think that “royalty” “shining a light”
    on anything does anything except for shine a light on how they do -nothing-
    Except extract resources from people
    And places and call it “service”. They should be very nervous and it has nothing to do with Harry.

  48. jferber says:

    I want to be the Queen of Sheba and I still have my hopes. Just so with Billy.