Princess Kate faced a small republican protest outside her event yesterday

Many have theorized – correctly, I believe – that the Windsors are doing so many “secret” and “unannounced” events these days because they’re terrified of being protested. In the lead-up to the coronation, every single time King Charles stepped outside, Republic staged a protest near his events, and those protests kept getting bigger and louder. Even the so-called “most popular royals,” Prince William and Kate, have gotten heckled by protesters, although it’s nowhere near the level directed at Charles and Camilla. Well, during her events yesterday, the Princess of Wales had to dodge some protesters. By my count, fewer than a dozen people were out, holding signs and yelling. But it’s a significant shift – has Kate ever been protested by republicans while doing solo events?

A protestor couldn’t shake Kate Middleton’s focus during her latest royal duty.

The Princess of Wales, 41, stepped out at the Foundling Museum in London on Thursday morning, the first of two early childhood-related engagements. As seen in videos shared to Twitter by Richard Palmer of the Daily Express, a lone protestor awaited her arrival at the park across the street. The royal reporter described the sight as a “very small republican protest,” and a police officer could be seen speaking with the woman holding signs reading “#Born Free” and “Monarchy is child abuse.”

Princess Kate didn’t react to the activist as she exited the Foundling Museum after the hour-long visit. The protestor stood with well-wishers and chanted “Born equal,” according to footage from royals reporter Victoria Ward.

Another voice in the crowd intermittently cried “Boo,” though it’s unclear whether the yelling was meant to support or stop the protestor. According to Ward, the activist was not affiliated with Republic, the anti-monarchy group that protested on King Charles’ coronation day.

[From People]

Yeah, I don’t think these were Republic protests either. In fact, we haven’t heard much from Republic since the Chubbly, where cops arrested dozens of people for the crime of carrying yellow signs in public. The signs yesterday weren’t yellow and it appeared to be a simple, organic protest against Kate. They could prepare because Kate’s events yesterday were announced in advance. It’s definitely interesting.

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  1. Inge says:


    Btw did she really need a pink top under a pink suit? And that belt is awful.

    • Chaine says:

      Because she’s wearing the jacket open, and it has those darts, it makes it look as if she has two very wonky boobs pointing off in opposite directions! The whole ensemble would have looked better if she had buttoned the jacket. But she didn’t because she wanted to show off that awful belt.

      • kelleybelle says:

        Poor Kitty has no boobs left, the jacket is designed to make it appear as if she HAS them. There is just ribs there where the boobs should be.

    • Kelsey says:

      The pink top wouldn’t have even looked so bad, it’s that god awful belt.

    • Pajala says:

      The belt looks like something from my childhood ‘dress-up’ box.

  2. Grace says:

    Just wondering what on Earth made her gawk with her mouth wide open as soon as she’d barely stepped out of the car? That looks so fake. And could someone please burn that hideous belt? I’m afraid we’ll have to see it again some day.

    • SarahCS says:

      It’s her ‘instant facelift’ in case not all the pictures are photoshopped almost beyond recognition.

      I’m with you on the belt.

    • PixieMac says:

      She gawks lile that because she’s too vapid to hold a conversation, and the only thing she can do is contort her face to look surprised and like she’s happy and smiling. Also, if the protestor REALLLLY wanted to get waity katey’s attention, they just needed to shout ‘Meghan is more popular’ 😈🤣

  3. L84Tea says:

    Kate’s been having a rough week, hasn’t she? 😀

  4. Jais says:

    Not just the monarchy. They had to be protesting that pink suit too. Save the wiglets.

    • Mary Pester says:

      @Jais my question, did she have a pocket full of buttons to throw, just in case 😂😂

    • Laura D says:

      @Jais “Save the wiglets” – Seriously I choked on my coffee! 😆 😆 😆

      It can’t be seen from the photos but, hardly anyone was there. Given that this appointment was announced and she’s the most “popular” royal, she didn’t draw a very crowd. If it hadn’t been for the protester I doubt anyone would have paid much notice at all.

  5. Goldenkatz says:

    If you’re going to hold up a sign at a kate protest, it ought to be “Wills is a cheater” or “Wills heart Rose.” Dangerous for protester but perfectly peaceful. Would love to see the Mail cover that. Or ignore it!

  6. Snuffles says:

    Have they stopped photoshopping Kate’s face. She’s looking less than fresh these days.

    • seaflower says:

      She looks quite puffy and almost lumpy in the face.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yes I think they have plus they have to be careful they don’t photoshop her beyond recognition given how bad her face has become with all the fillers and botox she gets done. She should just get surgery and be done with it as whats shes currently doing isn’t good.

    • Ula1010 says:

      They’ve stopped photoshopping every part of her. I’ve never seen her hair with so many flyaways and so many wrinkles in her clothes

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      I think it’s just that the pictures are from regular press photographers and not Kate bringing her own photographer that gives her control over the photoshopping and what images are released. I think she’s probably looking as good as she ever has as she timed her injections, etc for the coronation, but these are just more accurate as to her actual appearance.

  7. Eurydice says:

    Lol, I can imagine the court calendar being blank from now on and the royals just popping up here and there randomly, like a giant game of royal whack-a-mole.

  8. girl_ninja says:

    Rough week for a rough looking Waity. I’m still just laughing at this horrid outfit. From the football shoulder pads to the bedazzled belt buckle to the white shoes she was batting .01 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    She and the other British royals will probably have a summer of boos and protests. Good.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Let’s hope that the republics increase the number and sizes of the protests too!! They need to be out in numbers and events on a constant basis!


  9. Seraphina says:

    Are we beginning to see the beginning of the end? I hope so.
    Lastly, she looks so out of place on the mat. She sticks out like a sore thumb. Tone deaf and can’t read the room – because they don’t want to.

  10. Bee says:

    That belt is SO BAD. But at least we’ve been spared more “nude” shoes!

    • Eurydice says:

      I think I’d rather the nude shoes than white. White pumps always remind me of 80’s TV shows.

      • Hannah says:

        I dunno. I’m kinda loving white pumps rn : The DoS in Dior pumps at Jubilee Service last year and her white (wedding?) pumps at Invictus Opening? Maybe it’s cause I was born late 80’s that I don’t have an 80’s association with them

      • Jais says:

        I think zendaya has worn white pumps before and she looked fresh as hell. Think it’s the wearer and the styling that makes a difference.

  11. Tessa says:

    The outfit does not fit well and is not figure flattering.

  12. PunkAss BookJockey says:

    I’d be protesting that outfit.

  13. Cassie says:

    Hard faced bitch really .
    That’s all I got to say.

  14. Good let the protesting continue for all of them.

  15. Brassy Rebel says:

    Protestor: monarchy is child abuse.

    Me: no lies detected.

    • The Recluse says:

      Based on what Harry wrote about and how the Wales children are being exploited for press clicks, the protester has a point.

  16. Becks1 says:

    Good. There should be protestors at all of these events/appearances.

    They can try to embargo all their appearances if they want, but that affects crowd size and we know they also want big crowds. So….it will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

    • L84Tea says:

      Kind of makes me wonder who the heck she’s waving to in that one picture. Maybe a jogger passing by?

    • ML says:

      Crowd size is necessary to a certain extent because just about any celebrity can do the same job (often better). If the royals cannot demonstrate that they are popular (other than by -suspicious- polls), that will come back to haunt them. The optics here are terrible though: that officer looks like he’s going overboard trying to defend Kate’s right “not” to be protested.

  17. Misah says:

    For a moment I had a vision of 15 years ago Kate: athletic, happy, pretty, confident, healthy. Imagine if she had stayed a bit closer to who she used to be back then, and how different things might be now. She’s a horrible person given how she treated Meghan and well, just in general, but she was also moulded by the Rota and her own family into a Stepford wife. This doesn’t excuse her behaviour, it’s just sad to me that a woman would voluntarily submit herself to such a dehumanizing process. She’s a shell of a person these days.
    Imagine her sitting on that mat wearing jeans, shorter hair, a fuller face, and a genuine smile.
    No wonder they loathe Meghan so.

    • Nancy says:

      1000 times this. She has no true north. She just tries on everyone else. It is very sad.

    • L84Tea says:

      Kate in her early years was really nice to look at, and I’m not talking about age. With just a few extra pounds on her, she looked so amazingly athletic and fit and her clothes were always sporty and preppy-cute. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I actually enjoyed her look. And yes, I believe it was much closer to who she really is. Her style is so indicative of her inner self since joining the RF–all over the place, hopping from another person’s look to the next, having zero clue how to be herself.

    • Nic919 says:

      Hillary Mantel called kate a mannequin and puppet from very early on and got attacked for making a relevant critique. In the decade since that comment was made kate has only proven Mantel correct every day.

      • Shawna says:

        I still think about Mantel’s comments a lot, too. She made it quite clear it wasn’t about determining the truth about Kate as an individual, but rather considering what the institution and media want her to be. I don’t think there IS much more to Kate than jealousy and clothes, but Mantel wasn’t even concerned with proving that…only how monarchy treats married-in women.

  18. blue says:

    The trousers are too tight in the thighs for her to easily or gracefully sit on the floor. Looks like Charlotte glued fake pearls onto a belt buckle as a Mother’s Day craft project.

    • JR McGraw says:

      IKR?? Why would you choose something so fitted and office-y for a flower show where you were supposed to picnic on the ground with kids? It just increases her stiff, awks, privileged-fish-out-of-water vibe when she’s ostensibly ✌️connecting✌️ with the commoners

  19. aquarius64 says:

    Barbie called. She wants her outfit back Kate.

    This is what comes with the job she chased down a prince for 10 years. Kids don’t like her. Animals don’t like her. Now adults are making it clear they don’t like her. A fawning British press can only do so much, especially when the memes go viral on Twitter.

  20. SIde Eye says:

    That belt looks like a 6 year old designed a Chanel costume for high fashion Barbie and decided to bedazzle some fake pearls on it. The pink under pink is overkill. The pants are ill fitting – way too long at the crotch and those weird flaps on the jacket are distracting. The crazy thing is, I love the color. Pink goes with her coloring. A few minor changes and this outfit could have gone from horrid to winner. Her stylist hates her.

    They have stopped photoshopping her. She’s doing events alone. Protests at her events. Her husband is… in the wind. I think one of the reasons Normal Bill is so livid about Harry spilling the beans in Spare is the plan was to throw Kate under the bus for Sussexit and any and all bullying Meghan experienced. When Harry revealed William has always been the bully and the abuser it threw a huge monkey wrench in that plan.They are back to the drawing board and giving this a little time, but I think since the press parrots whatever talking points the RF has and repeats them 5000 times until the public believes them, they can just go ahead with the old narrative that she’s the villain. Watch how fast the “she never puts a wrong foot forth while teaching us a masterclass in keeping her hair straight” narrative takes a dramatic turn.

    Wouldn’t it be glorious – all that scheming by Kate and Carole to get the Crown and she doesn’t get her prize? Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock.

    • The Recluse says:

      Lately, it’s been looking like there are signs of behind the scenes internecine strife going on between Chuck/Camilla and William/Kate.
      It’s only going to get worse.

  21. TheWigletOfWails says:

    For all the talk about Meghan refusing to attend the con-a-nation for fears of being booed, she and Harry have never been protested or jeered at by the public. The BaRF thought they would be spared when their media buddies were pushing for the public to turn on the Sussexes. Be careful what you wish for. 😂🤭

    • Jaded says:

      There was one guy who yelled something at Meghan like “you wrecked the royal family!” or some such nonsense just as they were leaving the award ceremony in NY. One guy. And he was likely a plant from the tabloids. I think the Republic protests are going to start escalating.

      • MerryGirl says:

        He’s been identified as Jae Donnelly, a Daily Mail plant who was also the same guy who yelled at her at the Ripple of Hope Award in December so he was not a protester but a tabloid hack deliberately sent to disrupt her events.

      • The Recluse says:

        Would be interesting if the Daily Mail troll/plant got some blow back from Americans when he pulled this stunt again.

  22. Scooby Gang says:

    I heard a rumor that the same day Kate was photographed wearing her never-before-seen belt, there were reports of shrieking howls of blind rage coming from behind palace walls – believed to be the Prince of Pegging himself shouting, “Blast! Where are my @!#?&! special beads?!!”


  23. Flower says:

    It’s interesting that the campaigners are choosing Keen. I wonder if it’s because they’ll gain more traction ?

  24. Janey says:

    This wasn’t republic, they are regrouping following the arrests and the next plan is for Edinburgh then London again but off the top of my head I can’t remember the dates. I know trooping the colour is coming up…

    Anyway, whoever they were I’m thankful for them.

    • Debbie says:

      By making their plans public, wouldn’t that give the BRF time to coordinate with the cops to arrest them, or to strategically put up barricades? Wasn’t it the planned protests of the Chubbly which got the lawmakers to quickly and magically enact laws against protesters… of Chubblys?

      • Beana says:

        Republic is joining other groups to protest the new anti-protest laws in London today, actually. Their Twitter feed has been explaining that while their aim is to protest the monarchy and grow support for an elected head of state, they must first push back on these laws that were deliberately put into place to suppress them and other groups.
        I’m in the U.S. so I’m following – and cheering – from a distance!

  25. Lala11_7 says:

    I think we NOW KNOW why Kate keeps wearing the WORST hairpieces…seriously I am an AFFICINADO of traditional wigs/lacefront wigs/half-wigs/hair clip-ins/Weaves/Phony Ponys…I ❤️ them…but WHEREVA Kate is getting that hair to EMULATE Meghan’s full/thick tresses…is a WHOLE 🌎 OF NO! Before the wiglets were JUST to make her hair look full…now they’re going for fullness & length…and I just…WANNA HOLLER 😜 And wearing that…ahem…STATEMENT BELT…which dosen’t cover the top of her pants…is just…..WHY LAWD…WHY!!!

  26. Cali says:

    That forehead looks completely immobile. I mean Nicole Kidman levels of frozen. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen a divot on someone’s neck like that on someone Kate’s age. Her extreme thinness is prematurely aging her.
    She actually looked great right after Louis was born and she was a little heavier.
    And I said this before when she wore the pink dress at the flower show—switch up your eye shadow. The color she is wearing looks totally wrong for a spring look. It takes more than just wearing pink lipstick to make a seasonal change. Book a makeup session with the color genius Pat McGrath or any competent makeup artist.

    • JR McGraw says:

      1. That eyeliner looks like she applied it with a crayon

      2. Why she or anyone else would want this life is so beyond me. It looks like hell

    • The Recluse says:

      And that was the last time she looked really good – right after Louis came along. She looked healthy.
      She looks bad these days.

      • Tessa says:

        Kate was still a mean girl after Louis making things miserable for Meghan when she was planning her wedding with Kate interfering.

  27. AC says:

    Kate has been trending all yesterday and not really for good reasons. There’s always going to be people who like her like the BP but imo her PR this week was pretty negative. Photos and videos of children distant and unenthusiastic and their PR about diversity failed . Many People have caught on and asking what has she done in her life that made an impact to the world.

  28. Elizabeth Maher Ali says:

    “Princess Kate” needs a makeover desperately! First, give her a sandwich and a milkshake! If she gets any thinner she will look like a postage stamp! The hair has to go! It’s time for a haircut! She’s getting mangy looking! Poor thing! She needs to be hospitalized for her eating disorders! As for Wills, he hasn’t touched her in years.

    • Cassie says:

      Daniela Elser has had some real doozy headlines this week.
      The latest is how Kate has played a blinder in the secret war against Meghan,who is at her lowest ebb .

      I refuse to click on any of them because I really despise that woman and her vicious ,hateful stories.

      • ales says:

        Elser lives in Australia, and has only worked in Australia, yet she claims to be a royal expert, also claims to be a freelancer, yet she only seems to write for Murdoch publications. Everything she writes about must be heresay, with a huge amount of it being totally made up in her own mind, her information is definitely not from any first hand experience. There are no unbiased stories from this creature, most of her writing is filled with pure hate for Harry and Meghan.

    • Tiny says:

      Ah yes Poor poor waity should be hospitalized but no help for meghan
      It’s what she deserves

  29. Brincalhona says:

    If you can’t find your pearl necklace, reach for the cum tum belt. How stylish.

  30. Cassie says:

    Daniela Elser has had some real doozy headlines this week.
    The latest is how Kate has played a blinder in the secret war against Meghan,who is at her lowest ebb .

    I refuse to click on any of them because I really despise that woman and her vicious ,hateful stories.

    • ales says:

      Can someone tell me what is the purpose of the visits of the BRF ? They show up at some event, shake some hands, sometimes stay for a while, give a few platitudes and leave. None of them earn the millions that are paid to them annually. Princess Ann and King Charles seem to be the only ones who come close to actually doing something in the UK. Khate spends an absolute fortune buying new clothes and accessories for all her events, yet all she does is mumble a few words and pose for multiple photos. K does the least “work” but is the largest freeloader, always looks bored and never seems to want to be there, except for more and more photos. Nothing changes for any of the charities except that a royal has shown up, who contributes absolutely nothing except their fleeting presence. None of Khates socalled projects show any results whatsoever. The BRF seem to a very expensive waste of space.

  31. ales says:

    It is all about her clothes as usual. Without fail, there is always her maniacal open mouthed laugh, her 12 inch heels, wildly gesticulating with her hands and posing for the cameras, every visit mimics every other appearance. The only difference at each appearance is a change of clothes, usually after spending thousands of pounds on herself, does she actually care about the places she visits or the work that they do.

  32. Lily says:

    When I see Kate I am reminded of my ex boyfriend. We had broken up and were back together. I had gained ten pounds. He liked it. My pelvic bones weren’t poking him in bed. My body was thin but had some womanly softness. I agreed with him. It looked good. These British upper class women need to start thinking that womanly softness is a good thing in bed.

  33. Cassie says:

    Ales ,yes,Elsers articles are just complete made up rubbish,she is awful.

    I see a headline and I think bet thats her and it always is.

    She is detestable .

    • ales says:

      Cassie, Elser is just another vile nobody who makes a living from hating H & M. No integrity, only skills are gossip writing, living in Australia she would be clueless about the reality of what happens in the UK. A royal insider who lives 10,600 miles/17,000kms away from London and 7,500 miles/12,000 kms away from Los Angeles, who claims to be an expert about the BRF and also H& M , is a joke. There seems to be a few hate filled royal insider experts living thousands of miles away in Australia, regularly writing nasty gossip stories and spewing them out on social media and TV.

  34. Kim says:

    Are yall sure that Kate didn’t bring that protestor? You know to feel a part. I can see her doing that. I have a real low opinion of her.

  35. kelleybelle says:

    The pants suit aside, those “I’m SO interested and engaged!” looks are still present. Very overdone, all for the cameras, not the cause or the event.

  36. Well Wisher says:

    Depending upon the poll, “Look-at-Me” Kate is the most popular royal with 10% and the others including her husband is the single digits.
    So there.
    Expect more of this type of protest??