Ellie Goulding: Prince William & Kate ‘are genuinely a kind and sweet couple’

Ellie Goulding is currently promoting her latest album, Higher Than Heaven. Some people love Ellie’s voice and her music. I can handle her and her music in small doses, but I generally switch stations when she comes on the radio. Something I learned about Goulding years ago is that she’s quite a royalist despite not being very posh. Like, by her own description, she grew up on a “council estate” adjacent to the big estates owned by the aristocrats. Instead of being a republican populist, she’s happy enough to cozy up to the royals – she’s tight with the York princesses and she’s involved in Prince William’s Earthshot too. Which brings me to this recent interview she did with Vanity Fair. She talks about Earthshot, William, Kate, environmentalism and more. Some highlights:

Her relationship with Prince William & Kate: Though she got to know the Prince and Princess of Wales when she performed at the reception for their 2011 wedding, their joint passion for addressing climate change is what has brought them together most recently. In December, Goulding attended the ceremony for the Earthshot Prize. “They are genuinely a kind and sweet couple. They’re really dedicated to the Earthshot Prize, you know? It’s not just something that they feel they have a responsibility to do. I really believe that they’re passionate about it. And it comes from our king, who’s a huge environmentalist and cares about it so much. I think that’s so important.”

She was impressed by last year’s Earthshot winners: “I love that it draws attention to the fact that the innovation and the ideas are already here. They exist! These people could have invented anything, could have invented moneymaking schemes, which most people do. These people are making things to save the planet for all of us. I think it’s so selfless and such an amazing use of their time. They should be recognized for that.”

Why climate action is so important. “It should be the sexiest, most interesting thing that you can read on the internet, that these people are coming up with, like, mind-blowing solutions to our plastic problem or the fact that we’re also heavily dependent on fossil fuels.”

[From Vanity Fair]

I agree with her that single-use plastics are a huge problem. Not to be “that whataboutism person pointing out other people’s environmental hypocrisy,” but you know what else is an environmental issue? People flying all over the place for little to no reason. Which is what happened at the Earthshot event in Boston last December – Prince William didn’t bother inviting the actual prize finalists or winners, but he asked celebrities like Ellie Goulding and David Beckham to fly into Boston to attend the event in person. Reportedly, Beckham even flew in via private jet.

“They are genuinely a kind and sweet couple. They’re really dedicated to the Earthshot Prize, you know? It’s not just something that they feel they have a responsibility to do.” Good lord. William is already massively bored with Earthshot, and he could barely even look at Kate while they were in Boston. Oh well! I guess Ellie isn’t a great judge of character?

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  1. Cough..ass kisser cough cough. What a load. Who does she think she is fooling with this? They are photo op only for earthshot and a green carpet event if they can pull one together.

  2. aquarius64 says:

    KP saw the online chatter about the Waleses marriage so they deployed someone to say all is well.

    • Andy Dufresne says:

      There’s more chatter now about the Waleses’ marriage cuz one by one these journalists are getting exposed.

      Gotta bring in the celebrities!

    • Flower says:

      Interesting choice given the state of EG’s own marriage ?

      • May says:

        @flower, it appears that she and her new (still married?) boyfriend hooked up when they were each with their respective spouses. Yeah, they picked a great person to wax poetic about the Cambridges

    • Kit says:

      God she gets on my nerves

      • Sugarhere says:

        I pity Ellie Goulding: that bissxch can’t get over the fact that Prince Henry dumped her and ended with a much better match.

        That Goulding girl genuinely believed she would be the next Duchess of Sussex. Therefore, she’s speaking frim a place of regrets and bitterness, and her resentment as a scorned woman has been cleverly weaponized by Willy and Caty.

        Ellie Goulding was part of the Boston flop trip, and hasn’t spent a minute truly enjoying her life as a married woman and mother. She’s been pathologically fixated on retaliatory strategies against the Duke who chose Meghan. Get over yourself, biscxh.

  3. Ameerah M says:

    Remember when Ellie and her Mom were both accused of racism? And remember Ellie’s tweet subtly shading the Sussexes? Yeah, me too. Ellie is not a reliable narrator when it comes to anything regarding the RF

    • MsIam says:

      Carole Middleton is probably her idol, lol.

    • Beverley says:

      Yeah, I recall that flap about her mother a couple of years ago. Well, it certainly tracks: racists enjoy the company of other racists. They understand each other and feel comfortable expressing their true feelings about white superiority.

      Ellie seems like a good fit for Kkkhate, if Kkkhate ever grows up out of her every-woman-is-competition stage and makes a genuine female friend.

  4. Mary Pester says:

    Another Royal toad spilling more Royal bullsht. William is going to need a proctologist if her nose gets any further up his ass

    • @Mary Pester. 😂😂😂😂 you are on fire this morning Mary!

      • Mary Pester says:

        @susanCollins, but they make it so easy to burn the idiots down. These idiots need to give their brains back to the amobea they borrowed them from.

    • Kingston says:

      @Mary Pester, Exactly!

      So she sang at their wedding in 2011 and they had no more use for her until the Earthsh!t scam 12 years later. And she’s ever so grateful to be acknowledged by them that she’s toadying up as if her life depends on it.

      Worthless b………

    • goofpuff says:

      haha! so true

  5. Eurydice says:

    I don’t get it, but I didn’t grow up under the British monarchy. For me, the telling words are “our king.” Once she’s embraced that, everything else she says falls into place.

    • Ameerah M says:

      I would really love for someone to do a deep dive on the mentality of societies who have monarchies. I feel like so much of British identity is wrapped up in the RF. I think it’s why so many Royalists are so fanatical. They don’t know what their collective cultural identity is without the RF

      • Eurydice says:

        The monarchy has been around longer than the nation itself. Even if the monarchy falls, it will always be part of the collective culture. The only question is should it continue to live or become part of history.

      • Ameerah M says:

        That I know. But when it comes to the modern monarchy and how it has set itself up as essentially celeb culture and has done so dating back to the 19th century I think the collective sees it as an integral part of their identity – and not just history. And that’s where you can see the invisible contract come into play – you can see that the papers literally allocate space to cover the royals in their papers everyday – and are obligated to do so. All of these things are intrinsically linked.

      • Fabiola says:

        It’s all people from these countries know. They have been peasants fir generations so it’s deeply ingrained. I don’t get all the hate she is getting. That’s how people from countries that monarchies speak.

  6. ShazBot says:

    She actually sounds a bit idiotic here. Like she’s been given some talking points but has zero understanding of the actual content and is just repeating things excitedly.
    So many people would rather just live in the fantasy world that reducing single use plastics and funding small and local initiatives will be enough. Nobody wants to face the discomfort of having to do what is actually needed.

    ETA: yes this is an everyone thing, but even the “lucky” people taking one family vacation a year and having 2 family cars and getting by on 2 salaries are in a lot harder position to implement any changes, whereas the wealthy can’t even do the bare minimum and put their faces on shit like this in order to tell themselves it’s enough.

    • Elo says:

      This all the way.
      I get positively sick of rich people lecturing on the environment when all the individual actions of the lower classes makes no difference if the rich and businesses don’t make massive changes the way they do things .

  7. HeatherC says:

    Uh oh, her future damehood from William may be in jeopardy. After all, Earthshit is supposed to be HIS big deal, where everyone praises him for solving the environmental crisis. Yet here Ellie is, grouping Kate into that “they care so much about it, they’re both so dedicated to it” spiel.

  8. Flower says:

    “…she grew up on a “council estate” adjacent to the big estates owned by the aristocrats. Instead of being a republican populist, she’s happy enough to cozy up to the royals – she’s tight with the York princesses and she’s involved in Prince William’s Earthshot too.”

    ^^ This is very common sentiment in the UK amongst certain sections of the chattering classes and especially the Brexit voting ‘sov-ranty’ crew.

    What has been interesting to see in recent years in the grand children of miners voting Tory, that is how successful the Brexit/ Tory campaign has been amongst the working classes.

    • Lizzie says:

      Not too different from all the rural, many low income, who support the GOP – while the GOP is in business to make the rich richer.

  9. girl_ninja says:

    She should probably focus on her marriage…that is IF she wants to make it work. They are supposedly separated currently so…


  10. Meredith says:

    Maybe it’s the American in me, but I can’t quite see what the point of her stumping for W&K is. Is it just that everyone over there has to pick a side now? Is she pushing for a knighthood? Cui bono, both why and how?

    Also, Is this the one that Ed Sheeran wrote the song about?

  11. Amy Bee says:

    Isn’t she married to an aristo? So of course she’s a bootlicker.

    • DrFt says:

      I think her husband is aristo-adjacent.

    • Ameerah M says:

      Like Kate, Ellie is a middle class girl who married into aristocracy. She is DEFINITELY a bootlicker.

      • NN says:

        She is not middle class and neither is Kate.
        They’re both working class. Come from working class families and were raised (or partly raised) in council flats which is the british equivalent to projects/social housing.
        They’re not middle class culturally or socioeconomically. Their parents were not doctors, lawyers or worked in the finance sector and they did not have cultural capital in the form of working in arts or higher education.
        Kate’s dad worked as a flight dispatcher and her mother was a ‘trolly dolly’.
        They are true blue working class.

      • tamsin says:


        If we are speaking about class, Mike Middleton comes from a solid middle class background. I don’t know if they were gentry, but according to reports they were a business and professional family. I understand that it’s Carol whose background is working class.

    • LadyHanbury says:

      I reckon her husband is gentry/his family has no real title. Her husband (his family) also has connection with Eugenie and Bea’s husband. His uncle was a considerably big time player in the Arts’ world. His father is a relatively big real estate player. IMO, Elena here has been trying to sneeze her way into Aristocracy via “the middleton’s way”.

  12. Becks1 says:

    I mean its interesting bc there is clearly another sort of not so invisible contract here, right? Celebs need to praise the royals so they can ensure their future honors are safe.

  13. Vanessa says:

    I remember all those rumors about her and Harry years ago she definitely enjoyed the perks and attention of people thinking she was dating Harry . It’s no wonder her and mother were shading Meghan and being passive aggressive about her. No one buying what she is trying to sell about William and Kate people have eyes the days of the royals manipulating the media with there nothing to see here doesn’t work anymore . Everyone can see that William and Kate marriage is dead in the water no amount of F list celebrities sing Their praises will work .

  14. HeyKay says:

    If she is a personal friend then I’m certain she sees them in a kind way.
    IRL, none of us know them personally.

    The BRF will make tab/SM stories into forever. For or Against. Or just made up stories, everyone who has ever worked near them or even patted the Royal Corgis, is going to cash in, in every way they can. Because? The huge wealth and history of the BRF can be interesting. It is at minimum a diversion from everyday chores.

    Pro or Con, when “Royalty” is mentioned, I think the BRF is most folks first thought.
    Monaco, the other royal families of Europe, and others are still far behind in the gossip/SM.