King Charles is furious at Princess Kate’s Chelsea Flower Show thunder-stealing

The Chelsea Flower Show started on Monday and it runs until Saturday. The flower show has always been a popular event for the Windsors, and usually various royals will pop into the show on different days, especially if they have a connection to one or more of the exhibitions. On Monday, the Princess of Wales did her big “surprise” picnic with schoolchildren. Kate brought at least a dozen photographers to document her surprise picnic and the photos went viral for all the wrong reasons, mostly because those kids weren’t buying whatever the Duchess of Karens was selling. Still, it was a huge photo-op for Kate and she was on the front of most of the newspapers. On the very same day, King Charles and Queen Camilla also visited the Chelsea Flower Show… and their visit barely got any attention. Granted, their visit didn’t involve photogenic multiracial children, but still. Camilla staggered around like she was half in the bag and the king loves gardens. So, obviously, a message needed to be sent to She Who Keens.

Royal insiders have expressed concerns that King Charles was overshadowed by the Princess of Wales during his first visit to the Chelsea Flower Show as monarch. His Majesty, who is known to be a keen gardener and lover of nature, attended the annual event in London on Monday, May 22, for the first time since becoming King.

While there the monarch and his wife, Queen Camilla, presented a medal in memory of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth, to honour the leading lights of gardening – and will be given to 70 people at any one time in memory of Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.

However, some royal sources have expressed concern that the visit by Charles and Camilla was overshadowed by a surprise appearance by Catherine, Princess of Wales, to the same event on the same day. Kate was seen meeting youngsters from ten schools taking part in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening where she encouraged participants to ‘work hard’. But the amount of coverage given to the younger royal’s visit has sparked alarm in some circles that Charles may find himself eclipsed by his daughter-in-law, a claim mirroring that when was married to his first wife, Princess Diana.

One insider told the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden: ‘With his love of horticulture, His Majesty’s appearance at Chelsea was an important engagement. It’s a shame that his visit with Her Majesty the Queen received less coverage than might have been expected. I hope they are not too disappointed.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“I hope they are not too disappointed” = Charles and Camilla are absolutely furious at Kate’s stunt-queenery with the children. Now, in my opinion, C&C are failing to see the big picture, which is that Kate’s asinine photo-op is still blowing up in her face – those photos are still going viral, the photos of little kids giving Kate the sideeye and looking distressed at the state of her wiglet, and Kate absolutely looks like a jackass who uses Black and brown children as her diversity props, as she’s been doing for years. Still, Kate got what she wanted: she dominated the 24-hour royal newscycle. She “won.” And trust me, Charles and Camilla will carry that grudge. We might actually see them turn on Our Lady of Perpetual Buttons.

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  1. MrsCope says:

    She did it to hedge her bets in case there was a Meghan sighting, right? Piss off C+C Music Factory just to make sure she wins the battle that exists in her head?

    • Kaye says:

      Is it me or do all of the Kate photos look fake & staged?! A basket with a banana and oranges in the middle of a blanket let’s all sit down. Gross.

      • Tamra says:

        That is the saddest basket I have ever seen! LOL

      • antipodean says:

        “Our Lady of Perpetual Buttons”, LOL, Kaiser, you crack me up, and I needed the laff this morning.

      • Nicki says:

        Lol that picnic basket was packed by someone who has no kids, or kind of hates them. Nothing in there a kid that age would reach for. Have the bananas and oranges peeled and in slices. Have a few napkins. Better yet, offer snacks that kids actually like. All of it, the sweet children included, were just props. So cynical and cringe.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Maybe they hired some former Party Pieces photographers? And we’re seeing why the company tanked. How is that a picnic?? And even as an adult, those aren’t fruits I want to eat without being able to rinse my hands afterward.

      • Isabella says:

        She finally brought something! Wow.

      • Jensa says:

        Her fake smile in that photo too – she literally looks like she’s gritting her teeth. None of it looks fun for anyone involved.

      • Claire says:

        What I don’t understand, is aren’t all her official visits on the palace calendars? Was it really a surprise to Charles that she was visiting before he was, or was it just a surprise to him that she got more attention than he did (because that part shouldn’t be a surprise lol). In the future he should probably visit the first day and then make her visit a different day or something. But honestly, noone is going to care about him regardless. I feel like the only way he can really stay relevant is to push for an end to the monarchy behind the scenes or something. Being the last king of England is pretty much his only chance to be relevant or known for anything other than being married to Diana and tampongate.

      • elfje99 says:

        Embarrassing. Every single time she comes empty handed and with this half filled basket, she looks even more stupid. Kids didn’t bother too much that the future kween was sitting next to them.

      • DaisyMay says:

        And they dare to call it a picnic?!?

      • Where are the egg sandwiches, salmon dill sandwiches, veggie snack with yummy dip, devilled eggs? I love a cucumber sandwich No picnic is complete without a peanut butter and banana sandwich, or maybe that’s over here as opposed to over there Her face is scary rather scary. She is doing that a lot lately. That basket looks like rations during the war I’ve been told about.

      • Cairidh says:

        There’d be no bananas and oranges during ww2 rationing, even for a few years after the war stopped.

    • LaraK says:

      The whole set of Kate photos are absolutely hilarious! All the kids are looking at her like they are trying to figure out what they did to get punished.

      • twoz says:

        The one pic where the older girl is at least managing to look interested, Katie Keen looks like she’s about to lunge and rip out her throat.

    • SunnyDays says:

      C+C Music Factory!! 🤣🤣🤣

    • Susan says:

      Duchess of Karens 🤣🤣🤣

    • Moxylady says:

      Jesus. “His first time visiting as monarch”.
      He’s like a child, who after their birthday exclaims that this is the first time having done this as a 5 year old!
      Why is he such a loser?

  2. North of Boston says:

    The snake is going to continue eating its own tail.

    While they will continue to bang on about the Sussexes, Charles is a voraciously self-centered man who will rip anpart anyone he thinks is denying him his spotlight.

    • kirk says:

      Yes Chuck is voraciously self-centered man. However, this story may be preferable to the “King Charles urged to intervene over ‘insulting’ child sexual abuse payments” running in the Guardian today. Seems that Chuck’s “Prince’s Trust is legally liable for the [sex abuse] survivors’ claims because it took over Fairbridge, a UK-focused charity whose previous iteration ran the farm schools, in 2012.” The Prince’s Trust is proposing given each sex abuse survivor £2,000 total. Can you imagine being born into poor working class family or care home and having UK transport you to Australia and Canada for ‘education’ and being abused for years instead.

      So, maybe Chuck is actually happy Kate imported brown children to Chelsea Flower Show. It distracts from the news about cheapskate Prince’s Trust.

  3. SarahLee says:

    I don’t often say this, but go Keen go! Anything that upsets Charles and his Sidepiece is A-OK with me. And perhaps rather than focusing on the people who “eclipse” him (like Diana), he should consider why he is so very easy to eclipse.

    • L84Tea says:

      Asking one of the royals to exercise self-reflection? We might as well ask a cat to explain the internet.

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      Absolutely. Does Charles understand why he is unpopular? Has he ever done a deep dive into understanding why everyone either ignores him or despises him? I can’t recall QEII ever expressing any particular issues with being “overshadowed,” but that seems to be all Charles ever thinks about. I know we dissect the KP/BP dynamic all the time around here, but most casual observers of the family assume that they all play for the same team. A net positive PR day for Kate should be a net positive day for the entire royal family. I don’t like Kate and think her flower show appearance was dumb (as usual), but he should be rooting for her.

      • Glenda says:

        The only issue I ever saw QEII have was when she was “visited” by that dotard, Trump who proceeded to walk in front of her. Ugh. What an embarrassment to the U.S.

      • Actually, the queen was taken aback at the continued amount of press the then Lady Diana received when the engagement was announced. Royal reporters ignored her events in order to cover the young and beautiful fiancee. The queen loosened the restrictions around press at her events in order to gain more coverage but it didn’t happen.

        This is also when her style changed and the hats, etc. became more modern.

      • Lionel says:

        Didn’t QEII also get upset when they were young and Princess Margaret got more attention because she was spontaneous and more fun to be around? The Crown made a big deal about how the Q ended up freezing Margaret out because of it. (Obvi I know The Crown is fictionalized, but that was a major plot beat that I assume came from somewhere.)

      • Just me says:

        I’m not familiar with any rivalries for popularity that QEII may have had with other female royals, but a comparison can be made in how to handle it when you have a megastar wife as Charles did with Diana. President Obama often heaps praise on Michelle in speeches and says things like he married up. And John F. Kennedy, even if they didn’t have the best marriage, said famously that he would be known as the man who accompanied Jackie Kennedy to Paris. Any man with an iota of strength and security doesn’t worry about being overshadowed by his WIFE! Her wins are your wins. As I stated in another post, Charles comes off as petty, small and weak – the opposite of regal, noble and strong. For that matter, William and Kate appear to be following Charles’ lead in that.

      • yellowy says:

        In Spare, Harry said that Charles couldn’t do X, Y and Z because of pushback from the Queen in attention diversion.

        She really was a great self-promoter in that the public wouldn’t dream of her being guilty of any of these petty jealousies that Charles and William so evidently harbour – but of course she did.

      • Cairidh says:

        Feathers were ruffled when Diana turned up at the state opening of parliament with a new hairstyle which took attention away from the Queen. She was told off by the courtiers.

        In Spare, Harry said his relationship with William was like the relationship Between the Queen and Margaret. Intense sibling rivalry fuelled by jealousy in the older sibling. I was surprised, as I didn’t think the Queen would be like that.

        Marion Crawford in her book said Elizabeth Margaret used hit each other with a left hook in the schoolroom. Which also surprised me.

    • Helen says:

      I find this whole thing fascinating. First the lateness to the coronation, and the fact that, even though Camilla said ‘no tiaras,’ Kate’s headpiece was basically a tiara without jewels. And the fact that, out of the hundreds of earrings she has, she wore earrings that belonged to Diana, knowing that everything she was wearing would be reported on, so bringing the late Princess into the conversation. And now this ‘upstaging’ thing. If we didn’t know better, this could almost seem like a rebellion. If Meghan had done any of these things she would have been destroyed by the press, too.

      • Eurydice says:

        I don’t know about rebellion, but definitely testing her boundaries.

        Meghan was eviscerated just for opening a car door by herself.

      • SarahLee says:

        Diana’s earrings were definitely intentional, and I’m guessing she and William were in full alignment on that. It’s also no coincidence that none of them curtsied or bowed to Camilla.

      • Debbie says:

        @Helen: You’re damned right Meghan would have been eviscerated for doing that. Instead, the BM uses hesitant, timid language like the royal insiders and royal sources have “expressed concern” about Kate’s visit. Oh, my God, such scathing words! For Pete’s sake, they expressed more outrage when Meghan took a hike with her friends after the coronation — and she took a walk in her own damn hometown in a totally different country oceans away.

    • Gruey says:

      Yesterday I praised my 3 yr old for putting on all his clothes for the day and my 5 yr old started crying. We had a very productive talk about how to manage feelings of jealousy and how mommy has enough love to be proud of both boys. I would say that by the end of our talk, my 5 yr old was evincing far more perspective and growth than whatever tf Charles is working with.

    • Gabby says:

      How can Chuckles not have grasped by now that everyone outshines him? Everyone. He needs to accept it and be damned grateful.

      • Sue E Generis says:

        It makes his obsession with Camilla clearer. Everyone outshines him but Camilla. She could not outshine him on her best day. She has no shine.

  4. Tessa says:

    Kate lacks the charisma that Diana had. Charles chose the wails over the sussexes and he has to live with the consequences

    • The Hench says:

      And yet, and yet, even by lacklustre and lazy Kate – he is STILL being overshadowed.


  5. Jais says:

    Maybe this will work out in Kate’s favor and Charles and Camilla will demand she do less. Lol, could this have been the strategy all along? I’m surprised Charles hasn’t demanded that the KP secretary have the Wales schedule pre-approved by him. I mean he prob has tried and they just say no. What’s he gonna do? Fire them😂

    • Rapunzel says:

      Frankly, with all this “don’t hog my spotlight” sh*t and the various other “don’t do anything at an overshadowing time” rules, I’m not surprised W&K are bone idle. It’s no excuse, but really…I would hate working for/with Chuck.m and/or Cam.

      • Jais says:

        I mean I think Will and Kate would be lazy either way. In this case, a surprise garden party with kids and photo-ops on the very same day the King and Queen are publicly scheduled to go. That’s a choice. But yeah working with any of these people would be a horrible experience.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Definitely W&K would be lazy anyway. I’m just saying these folks are petty enough to make even a hard working person say, “f*ck it”

      • Jais says:

        Negative reinforcements for sure. The drive to do the least but seen as doing the most is real.

      • Gruey says:

        @jais no kidding. In the real world they would all be working, well, everyday! I mean, ideally they would all be working that much since they are being paid by the public to ostensibly, ya know, work. Not do 3 events one week out of the month (and write them up as 15 separate engagements). But imagine if they did? It would be all stealing the spotlight all the time.

      • The Hench says:

        Yes, @Jais. It really IS a choice – to go out when no event was scheduled, on a day she knew C&C were out, to the SAME event she knew C&C were at, to something she knew C&C were interested in and about and where she knew CIII was presenting a medal in memory of his mother, knowing her appearance would pull focus.

        Quite a choice.

        Will, as we have noted, is MIA at the moment. Is this Kate’s revenge for him being elsewhere probably with someone else? Because it seems deliberately calculated.

      • Nic919 says:

        William used to be the impetus for them only working part time and not doing bread and butter engagements. However, he’s withdrawn from kate and the Middletons in the last few years and has sided with Charles against Harry and kept kate away from the statue unveiling. William stayed away from this because he’s not looking to start something with Charles. Kate is doing this on her own and without William protecting her as he did in the past, things are going to get interesting.

      • Ciotog says:

        Harry said as much in Spare.

      • Debbie says:

        Do these people realize how this “Don’t hog my spotlight” refrain really illustrates that their visits are not actual “work” and are just events undertaken in order to bring attention to themselves? Because in the real world people don’t whine to others that they went to work on the same day. #Don’t complain, Charles.

    • BeanieBean says:

      It’s all so dumb! Share your calendars! It’s not that hard!!

    • Robert Phillips says:

      My opinion. Charles made William wait until after the coronation (because he didn’t want any more bombs dropped before) to announce a divorce. Kate knows or suspects this. And all these visits are her way of trying to stop it. She thinks she’s making herself indespencible. But she’s just making Charles and Camilla mad.

  6. Digital Unicorn says:

    This on top of their lateness to the Coronation – not looking good for the Keens, esp Catty. That story about her parent business was not only front page of the Fail the did 2 big stories about it – now while we all know Ma has contacts as the Fail but I think given that slant of the stories (i.e. the fact that there was one headline proclaiming they had avoid insolvency) tells me Cams had a finger in it. Ma would not have wanted the narrative slanted that way.

    The knives are out for Catty and her family – am still convinced we will have a divorce announcement before the end of the summer with them taking the flack for Sussexit and for Peggy being a violent man child.

    Interesting times ahead.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Things do seem to be disintegrating at a rapid pace, don’t they? It’s Fascinating.

    • Nic919 says:

      I don’t think the word divorce is used just yet. They will copy the playbook when the previous generation had issues and use separation first.

      I also think this is why William hasn’t been seen with her since the coronation events. He usually went to the flower show events with her in the past. He was not there this year.

      • Jaded says:

        They did appear to have had an bust-up just prior to arriving at the crowning. She had her evil hatchet face on big time and he looked like he’d swallowed a thorn. That marriage is over in all but name, and I think all of Khate’s cutesy appearances is her way of showing how relevant she is to the BRF. Bulliam is off twisting in the wind and figuring out a way to spin the separation in his favour. The Midds are on shaky ground for sure.

  7. Harper says:

    The Garden Show is mine! To be fair, Charles has earned his place as the King of the gardens, as he actually has achieved something quite spectacular at Highgrove. Meanwhile, Kate is just baby-braining it: gardens = a pink dress; fake picnics = large whole pieces of fruit in a pretty basket; cameramen = lots of diverse children gathered round.

    It looks like Camilla got off her death bed to come to the flower show so being upstaged won’t land well. It’s back to the cauldron for some revenge on Mumbles.

  8. Rapunzel says:

    Didn’t Harry say in Spare that Charles warned Kate against doing certain overshadowing things at engagements? I seem to remember her being told not to hold a tennis racket?

    I cannot imagine that Chucky is taking any of the Waleses stunting (especially at and since the coronation) well.

    Kate, you in danger girl. If they could turn sweet as pie, hard working Meghan into a villain, you don’t stand a chance.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah I can’t imagine this is going over well at BP, especially if it meant that Kate was the first royal to attend the show and not Charles (the timeline is fuzzy for me of their visits).

      Should Charles get over it? Of course. But Kate knew this would be an issue and she still did it which is……a choice. An interesting choice.

      • UnstrungPearl says:

        Kate would never have done this to QE2. It was a conscious decision to piss him off. Love this for both of them! Let the wars commence!

      • BeanieBean says:

        Apparently his ‘first visit as monarch’ was a special thing. For the life of me, I can’t see why.

      • Nic919 says:

        Part of monarchy is to respect rank and Kate trying to overshadow the monarch on purpose is a bad look. She could have easily scheduled this picnic the next day.

        Kate forgets that she isn’t Diana. Royalists aren’t a fan of those who don’t respect rank and she’s not admired by the general public in the same way Diana was.

      • Lady D says:

        “‘first visit as monarch’ They really are pathetic.

  9. UnstrungPearl says:

    She must have known this visit would annoy C&C, but she did it anyway which just reeks of desperation. We’ve seen so much of her recently, is she trying to make herself the ‘face’ of the monarchy, and therefore indispensable? Or is this a last ditch effort for good PR before the divorce (it’s not working Kate!)
    Genuinely I don’t know what she wants?? She looks tired and miserable, surely the crown isn’t worth it. I guess when Corole has groomed you from birth there’s no going back.

    • Lee says:

      Lol if she hides out in her cottage, people will call her lazy, now she’s out and about, but it’s still a problem? I get it, she’s not well liked on this page but c’mon pick a struggle! Loool

  10. Chloe says:

    ‘ We might actually see them turn on Our Lady of Perpetual Buttons.’

    We can only hope. I think they will punish this specific incident with maybe some mild criticism but i don’t think they’ll ever actually turn on her.

  11. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Charles can’t hold anyone’s attention. Not even as king. He resents his own kids and their spouses for being more newsworthy. He’s never understood why he isn’t the star people told him all his life he would be. What a sad existence.

    That said, his instincts to punish anyone who steals the limelight is good TV.

  12. Geegee says:

    OmG!!!! The duchess of Karen’s. I love it!

  13. EasternViolet says:

    Why is Charles mad at Kate… shouldn’t he be pissed at the press? (Wasn’t it their call in the end?)

    Oh yeah. All of these people are terrible.

  14. Nubia says:

    Why get upset, is Charles really that self obsessed!? They chased their wow factor out of the country, they should be happy they have Kate to still bring interest to this dreaded family.

    • MsIam says:

      Seriously. Charles is delusional if he thinks people are supposed to be fawning over him and his Horse. Better to be ignored than have eggs flying your way.

      • SarahCS says:

        But, but, I’m the KING.

        He’s been told he’s special and treated as special as far back as he can remember and saw the respect people had for his mother. Step outside of the royal bubble and reality threatens him.

        This will be fun to watch.

    • Dani says:

      He’s thrown both of his sons to the press for less.

  15. On this week’s episode of all in the royal cult family. Princess buttons has put a foot wrong and upstaged the King and Cowmilla. Next week Chuckles will be away and will we see Cowmilla reign punishment on Princess Buttons? Stay tuned.

    • Whyforthelovel says:

      Hahaha yes! Our Lady of Perpetual Buttons (TM Kaiser) has put a foot wrong and stepped in it big time 🤭🤭🤭

  16. ML says:

    Technically if KC wanted attention, he should have gone with Keen instead of QCC.

    • molly says:

      The year Kate walked around with the queen was a great photo op! (Kate’s dress was tragically unflattering, but that’s par for the course.)

      A very small piece of me feels sympathy for Kate. She’ll never, ever win with any of these people. Not with Charles, not with the press, and likely not even with her own husband.

      • Befuddled says:

        The real question I have is does she KNOW it will never be enough? I don’t think so. I think she keeps trying and trying hoping maybe this time she’ll be good enough. What a miserable existence, to live your life trying to be good enough for the people who are supposed to love you.

  17. Eurydice says:

    Lol, poor Charles – imagine that even Kate is more interesting than he is. So, how is Kate’s visit defined as a surprise? Surprise to whom? If it had been on the court calendar, C&C would have known she’d be there. Whatever – I’m just happy to watch the cage match.

  18. girl_ninja says:

    ‘The photos of little kids giving Kate the sideeye and looking distressed at the state of her wiglet,” Not the state of her wiglet! 🤣🤣🤣

    I find it interesting that Chuck and Cam are sending up warning flares to Waity about her behavior. I wonder if Willy will add to the attacks and leave her in the wilde by herself? What a trash family.

  19. Janey says:

    A basket of fruit doth not a picnic make.

    • Jais says:

      Right? The picnics were a little sad. Healthy, I guess. But if she wants better photo-ops, maybe give the kids some real food. The bananas and apples looked like they were just there as props.

      • QuiteContrary says:

        At least bring fruit that kids like — grapes and mandarin oranges. She could have baked muffins LOL.

  20. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve been reading The Season by Sophie Campbell about the summer social season in Britain. It is a tradition that the Queen (now the King) attends the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show. The Queen used to always show up by 5 pm, followed by the lesser royals in a minibus. C&C showed up with all the elderly royals, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Alexandra, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The Princess of Wales would have known that, so her little stunt was deliberate. She could have scheduled her photo op for another day.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      But this way is more fun—for us!

      • Mary Pester says:

        @brassyrebel, I don’t know about you, but every time I see Charlie, I think about that saying by Abraham Lincoln, “if you want to test a man’s character, give him power”. And just look at the results, we have a petulant child and his surrogate mother on the throne, to be followed by a rage monster and a mannequin. God help us

    • Eurydice says:

      But I thought Kate never puts a foot wrong – maybe she’s still listening and learning.

    • Harper says:

      Interesting. So Kate usurped a long standing tradition for the reigning monarch to be the first royal attendee at Chelsea? Now their annoyance makes more sense to me and she certainly deserves to be called into Clarence House for a right proper dressing down. If not that, more bad marriage articles in the Sun would be fair.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        She’s playing with fire given how thin-skinned and vicious Charles and Camilla are.

      • Jais says:

        Agree that she’s playing with fire. But she must know. At this point, she’s fully aware of who Charles and Camilla are. It feels reckless. Or maybe goading.

    • First comment says:

      Exactly @Elizabeth! She’s the future queen and she wants people to know…😉😉😉

    • BeanieBean says:

      Oh ho ho! So yes, this was deliberate on her part. That took some nerve! Didn’t think she had it in her.

  21. Amy Bee says:

    It’s clear that Camilla and Charles were upset that Kate overshadowed them. Meh…if Harry and Meghan were still in the UK, William and Kate would be complaining that they were being overshadowed by the Sussexes. Two sides of the same coin.

  22. Laura D says:

    This was a photo-op by Kate which has backfired on her big time. She’s been dragged all over Twitter because the photos highlighted how disinterested the kids were in her and now this! Her appearance has also highlighted how disunited the family really is. She may think she’s won the battle but, C&C will make her pay for this.

    Does anyone remember when Harry had exhibits at the show? Both times the pictures showed TQ, PP, C&C all turning up to support him. I remember because it was noticeable that W&K weren’t there. I would have had more respect for Kate if she had “surprised” us all with an exhibit supporting one of her charities. Instead she’s upset the king for pictures with children who didn’t look overjoyed to see her.

  23. Jk says:

    It’s not just Kate and Carole. I just noticed that none of these people have upper lips!!!

  24. acha says:

    The British people have better things to worry about. Who is overshadowing whomst is 100% a circular wank between the newspapers and the royals, feeding each other nonsense. I bet all the media covering Kate were gleefully rubbing their hands at the “overshadowing” story they were gonna run directly afterwards.

    Also, sorry, but Charles and Camilla have no charisma. They could be overshadowed by a rescue dog.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      Rescue dogs deserve more attention!!!

    • Renae says:

      Rescue dogs have a purpose and are loyal and useful.
      Charles and Cowabunga have…..? (Help me out here). Fleas?

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Well, Wails doesn’t have any charisma either. None of them do.

      I think the fact that historically the Monarch attends the first day with the lesser royals says a great deal here. Wails is a serious mean girl. I don’t see her doing this on her own. I wonder if Ma Mids had something to do with this? Let’s remember she’s got AC and not Royal Lodge nor will she ever have it.

      They must be getting close to announcing a separation. I cannot imagine why she would do this otherwise. She may think that the King can’t stop her, but I’m willing to bet that he most certainly can. He’s had over 70 years dealing with people and the media. Let’s not forget the Escort either. This was a very stupid move. I’ll sit back and see how this plays out.

  25. Michelle says:

    CBers if you have HBO (now renamed Max) watch “The Prince.” Id never seen the dark comedy animated series but binged last week and it’s so funny. Prince George asks “Can I feed Camilla a sugar cube?” W+K loathe each other on the show.

    • sevenblue says:

      I don’t recommend anyone to watch that show. The creator got followers through posting almost exclusively about Charlotte and George insulting / slut-shaming Meghan. And he had a lot of famous followers who liked his posts. That’s how he got the show.

    • Kel says:

      Yeah that show was produced by Gary Janetti who was one of the primary sources of Meghan hate in the early days. He stopped after BLM marches happened and was getting called out for his racism and misogyny towards Meghan.
      No thanks. Not worth watching.

    • Renae says:

      I have HBO but can’t find it.

  26. UNCDancer says:

    One of the TikTok royal pundits called this. And I think this was exactly the intent – remind everyone of Kate’s “value.” But I shall keep asking the question: Where is the prince of Wales? What is the heir up to?

  27. Alice says:

    At this point the war between KP and BP is just out in the open.

    Bring on the bloodshed.

  28. Mamasan says:

    What is with Camilla’s face? She looked sloshed through the whole Coronation and she has the same open mouth gobby grin here?

    Has she been celebrating too much? Lol

  29. Jay says:

    Charles spending a lifetime getting continuously overshadowed by the Princess of Wales is just *chef’s kiss*. Although let’s be clear that keen is a poor substitute for Diana’s innate curiosity and humanity. But it’s funny nonetheless!

    • Tara says:

      Indeed. It’s Murphys law / law of attraction at its finest. Poor Charles. What could he do and stand for if not led by his insecurities… choose universal love, Charles!

    • LeaTheFrench says:

      It is quite funny indeed. Imagine doing something of so little substance you are upstaged by a picnic. I don’t know, King Charles, how about upping your game a little? ☺️

    • Nicky says:

      Poor old Charlie Brown, Lucy ahem I mean Kate keeps snatching that ball away..🤣

  30. PrincessOfWaffles says:

    Kate will work on all the wrong days from now on and eclipse invisible king Charles and his concubine until they give her what mama middleton wants. A bigger house for the middletons so they can have the privacy to lazy their days in peace.

    • Tara says:

      What does they have to held over C&C that wouldn’t work as long as the queen was alive? It’s a powerplay, and also abusive – given the frail appearances from C&C. As if it was an attempt to stress them out until they capitulate. I am wondering if Kate has a vision board, showing her as the most evil Queen therever was. Is that the evolution into her higher self as a mean girl?

      • Hannah1 says:

        Yes— an evil Queen vision board for bland Kate’s transformation into Dark Catherine!

        I thought her coronation Star Wars Empress cosplay and demeanor really suited her. Also Twitter/Tik Tok pointed out the resemblance between the coronation getups of Louis and Charlotte and costumes of royal siblings Luke and Leia. Coincidence?

    • Tiny says:

      Or “Diana” her

  31. Chantal says:

    It’s like Special K is daring C-Rex and his nasty side piece queen so do something. But what could she possibly hope to get from these obvious and misguided stunts? The BM rarely reports on C-Rex’ engagements so there’s no need for her to poke the angry bear. One would think that having to deal with one angry Windsor would be enough. Why antagonize a monarch that could actually crush you and your family? She should be scheming on how to keep her marriage intact and not on publicity stunts. Kate, you in danger girl…

  32. BeanieBean says:

    Kate’s photo op at the flower show ‘sparked alarm’ for Charles, but Harry & Meghan’s being pursued for two hours by persons unknown in blacked-out SUVs sailed right on over his head? These are their priorities?

    • QuiteContrary says:

      Bingo, BeanieBean. This says it all.

      Charles is a self-centered, thin-skinned jerk who expects his “darling boy” to just accept horrific abuse. Charles cannot even bear to be upstaged by the empty vessel Kate.

    • Whyforthelovel says:

      Right, they would rather Charles’ family be threatened with their lives rather than overshadow him. It makes he and Camilla coming out to smile for the camera the same day it happened look even more gross and deliberate.

  33. CH says:

    I’ll never understand why Charles likes to point out when he’s been overshadowed. You’re the king! Like a bride, you cannot be overshadowed! Anyone who tries looks like a fool. Be magnanimous and take credit for her presence.

    Also, I love the photo that’s on Twitter of the dog leaning away from Kate. Never work with children and animals, Kate!

  34. Lizzie says:

    Sorry, but Keen doesn’t outshine anyone. This was a maneuver with the cooperation of the rr. Apparently, the wails offered something more than Camilla so they totally over exposed mrs wails and mostly ignored C&C. Still, no one but derangers care about Keen. Also, I think this was dreamed up by Will, Keen would never have the nerve to do this on her own, and he is letting his feelings for Camilla be known. Hope Keen likes that tin foil headpiece she wore to the coronation, I don’t think she’s getting near the good jewelry for a long time.

    • Shawna says:

      If W can successfully use K as a weapon against Camzilla, then that does explain why he might not divorce her.

    • Nic919 says:

      The UK papers out her on the cover instead of Charles so that’s what they are taking as “outshining”. I agree it isn’t very much. No one outside of the UK was aware of this flower show unless they make an effort to follow royals. That said, I suspect that BP courtiers are putting out warnings for KP through the media that Kate has overstepped.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      “Also, I think this was dreamed up by Will, Keen would never have the nerve to do this on her own”

      Eh…this is the same woman who turned Prince Philip’s funeral into her own Dynasty cosplay photoshoot and who abruptly cancelled appearances at events like the Tusk gala. I think she has plenty of nerve and arrogance to do this on her own.

      • Nic919 says:

        People also can’t talk about her hormones and she feels the need to dictate bridesmaids dresses at other people’s weddings. Kate is not an innocent person. She just as bad as the rest of them.

  35. Lionel says:

    Was some UK coverage of Kate more glowing than the article quoted here yesterday? Because if not, it’s hard to see how that could be interpreted by KC and his sunshine band as “eclipsing,” because it was awful! Terrible photos adorning prose that appeared to deliberately paint her as tone-deaf, dim, and low-class all at once. Not something to be jealous of.

  36. L4Frimaire says:

    I don’t care for Kates little two bit stunts, especially using those kids as props. However, Charles dropped the ball on this visit. He should’ve opened the show or at least had a little bit more fanfare. He and Camila should’ve dressed better. He hasn’t been there in years. This was his first time there as as king with his queen, and he shows up later in the day and just wanders around. What was the schedule, where was the speech and highlighting the exhibits with more than just small talk? No wonder Kate stepped into the void and took a bit of his thunder. Typical of their petty amateur coordination over there. Whatever work was out into this visit, it looked subpar. They can all fight it out for attention and step on each other’s toes.

  37. AnneL says:

    I don’t know what’s sadder: Kate trying to over-shadow Charles, or Charles, who is freaking KING, being bent out of shape about his daughter-in-law showing up at a flower show and attracting some attention.

    I remember how warped I thought the whole thing was when I watched S2 of “The Crown.” Margaret couldn’t announce her engagement to Lord Snowden until QE had gotten to the point in her third pregnancy when she could announce it to the public. Like, WTF is that? It was her THIRD child. She had an heir and a spare already. Granted they made it seem like it was the courtiers who set the rules, but still.

    It’s all so petty, de-humanizing and preposterous. Also, does any member of the public really give a toss? King Chuck and his boozy side piece Queen went to look at flowers! Oh, and Kate was there too, with a basket! I know he is a pretty accomplished horticulturist, but still. Let that speak for itself, you know?

  38. Beach Dreams says:

    Kate’s playing a risky game with these stunts. Seems like she’s trying to prove something, but it’s backfiring badly with all the awkward footage coming out of this appearance. June is gonna be a very interesting month, I think.

  39. poorellensmith says:

    Holy crap — he looks just like Philip in these photos! Poor bloke.

  40. Mel says:

    These people are weird……

  41. Mrs. Smith says:

    Wait — so Charles and Cams showed up with all the elderly royals, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Alexandra, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent (as Elizabeth said upthread). So is THIS what the mighty slimmed-down monarchy looks like from now on? Good heavens.

  42. LoryD75 says:

    All the jackals are going to feed on each other. Love it.

  43. SIde Eye says:

    A BRF motorcade speeds recklessly for nothing of importance striking a pedestrian, who died a prolonged painful death as a result of her injuries. Charles and Horse: KATE UPSTAGED US AT THE FLOWER SHOW!!!

    Except let’s be real here. These two could be upstaged by a jar of sugar free and gluten free mayonnaise, Sophie, or just about anyone, and their whining about Kate’s stunt only highlights that fact. It’s Kate for crying out loud. It’s frigging Kate.

    Speaking of Kate… she got her comeuppance on Twitter (again). Looks like her White woman in Africa Vogue pictorial circa 1990 isn’t getting over like she thought it would. Turns out in 2023 it’s bad form to use Black children as accessories and accouterments to bad Peptobismal Pilgrim fashion. She’s learning guys! On this issue she continues to be thick and a bit slow on the uptake, but she’s learning. She’ll get there by 2050. Or at least she’s keen to!

    Glorious that pics of the children unabashedly unimpressed with her collapsing nose and ignorance of who enacts laws in her own country went viral. And the press has egg on its face because school children asked tougher questions than they ever have.

    i love this for all of them.

  44. Murphy says:

    They can all have each other.

  45. j.ferber says:

    Somehow I am elated at this. Kate clearly hasn’t learned her lesson about overshadowing/outshining Chares and Camilla. Her stunt to be late to the Coronation was clearly not dealt with harshly enough by Their Majesties. I don’t know what they should do to her–clearly not a car chase–but her secret “surprise” appearance would never have been approved by He Who Must Obtain All the Light. What is she thinking? Does she really see herself as the savior of the monarchy? I hope William gets the wrath of his father rained down on him, even though Charles is a notorious coward with Willy. But clearly, Kate Must Be Dealt With, stupid woman that she is.

  46. Kim says:

    Did someone set Kate up? In a comment section someone wrote that c&c or it was just Camilla, had to cancel her/their flower show appearance and asked Kate to go.

    Was that a Kate fan making up a story to hopeful help Kate. Was it a Kate worker trying to suppress c & c appearance.

    Either way since the beginning of 2023. I have noticed royal workers have taken to the comment sections to lie. It’s not enough to lie in articles anymore.

  47. Well Wisher says:

    “looking distressed at the state of her wiglet”
    That is it, there is no pretense in defining her long brunette tresses…
    Thanks for a good laugh..

    This is the reason they are asking for the Sussexes to return, the ROTA is unable or cannot do simple reporting. There must be a drama, before Meghan and her dynamism; Kate was the senior royal that was picked upon, it is time that she resumed her spot…..

    This is the latest, before it was the royal family refusing to curtsy to Camilla on the coronation..
    It is a new dawn, a new day….

  48. AC says:

    The backstabbing and throwing each other under the bus between the BP, CC and WK are just beginning. Karma works in mysterious ways.. lol..
    While Meghan is getting praise and congratulations for her Gracie award and Archetypes has been trending since Monday.

  49. GDubslady says:

    Why not a tea party with cakes and sandwiches instead a fruit picnic. How bizarre and off brand.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      Between food insecurity for many in the country and the woman who got thrown and died by Royal motorcade, it’s a lucky thing Kate didn’t have a “let them eat cake” moment on top of all that. Her sloth actually helped matters this go round.

  50. j.ferber says:

    It would be to my liking if this got WAY more petty and ugly. They just deserve it so much.

  51. ales says:

    Khates ego is getting bigger and bigger. The British Monarch traditionally visits the Chelsea flower show on press day and Khate intentionally undermined Charles’s visit. Dont believe anyone can accuse Meghan of destroying the BRF when you have Khate the queen of conniving mean girls running amok.

  52. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    Damp firecracker stealing more like.