Princess Kate drank spicy margaritas & left a £700 tip at the Houghton Festival??

On Monday, the Daily Mail’s Eden Confidential column scooped everyone by revealing that the Princess of Wales had dinner with her rural rival Rose Hanbury, and Rose convinced Kate to attend the 24-hour “rave” music festival which was being hosted on the Houghton Hall estate. Everything about Eden’s report was sketchy, including the emphasis on William’s absence, the fact that Kate and Rose are making a point of “being friendly,” the fact that Rose is perhaps Kate’s only friend in Norfolk (which is sad because Rose also got peggy with William) and on and on. Well, would you like an even weirder addendum to the story? Kate and her “party” made a point of tipping well at the on-site pop-up restaurant at the Houghton Festival.

The Princess of Wales attended her first music festival last weekend, as I disclosed in the Daily Mail on Tuesday, and staff will hope it won’t be her last. For it has been revealed that her party left a £700 tip.

Catherine joined revellers at the Houghton Festival in Norfolk, where DJs played music 24 hours a day. During her night out, she is said to have avoided the festival food trucks, instead opting for the on-site Turntable & Napkin restaurant, where diners pay £60 each for a four-course meal.

‘[Catherine] was in high spirits, ordering spicy margaritas, eating affogato [an Italian coffee-based dessert], and speaking affably with the other members of her party,’ reports the London Evening Standard.

‘Her companions apparently carted in a huge, balthazar-sized bottle of AIX rosé and, together with Kate, left the festival restaurant staff a £700 tip.’ A balthazar is a 12-litre bottle and it would cost about £500 from a wine shop.

Catherine, 41, is understood to have made her first ever visit to a music festival at the weekend, albeit a very upper-class one. She was dining with her Norfolk neighbours, the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley, David and Rose, at their Palladian stately home, Houghton Hall. At the time, the Houghton Festival was taking place on their 1,000-acre estate.

‘After dinner, one of the guests suggested that Catherine go to the festival,’ a source told the Daily Mail yesterday. ‘Catherine was nervous about the idea, but, after much discussion with her protection officers, she went with lots of security. William wasn’t there.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Something I think about a lot is how the Duke and Duchess of Sussex seem to have a lot of pity for Kate and that drives her crazy. My take is that most people in Kate’s life do see her as this pitiful person. The vibe with this whole story is that Rose and David are extremely cool, avant-garde, bohemian people and they took pity on the poor, friendless, hopelessly uncool Kate. The group Kate was with – I guarantee those were Rose and David’s friends and I guarantee that Rose was like “do look after that poor sausage, make sure her wig stays glued on at the festival.” What does it feel like to have your husband’s mistress pity you??? I also guarantee that Kate does not tip that well, that was absolutely someone else in the group, probably one of Rose’s friends. Kate doesn’t seem like someone who tips or knows what things cost. Also: spicy margaritas AND rosé? She was puking her guts out the next day.

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  1. Caitlin says:

    Sorry Richard Eden, but with your track record I don’t believe this or anything else you or your illustrious (sarc.) colleagues have to say without pictures.

    • Megan says:

      Same. Also, how weird for your mistress’s husband to best best friends with your dad.

      • Chica says:

        She who never donates to charity hangs out with group that leaves $700 tip. The optics due to economic crisis. Group had some seriously $$$$ food and drink . What happened to economic crises optics? Katie’s parent bankruptcy?

    • JEB says:

      Agree-pictures or it didn’t happen. Just like Meghan at TSwift being seen and jumping up to dance/sing along. Sorry, but at both this music fest and TSwift there would have been people there w/cell phone with pictures or video. This is just Kate’s people making up a story for the tabloids to copy keen Meghan.

      • Marivic says:

        There was a picture of Kate. She’s dressed in an all black outfit and sneakers. Page Six describes her and her top as showing her clavicles. She was holding a cocktail drink. But my goodness why does she look so old in the photo. Very old-looking seriously.

    • roooth says:

      Wait – I thought royals never carried cash – and Kkkate wasn’t planning on going, she got talked into at at dinner

  2. Belli says:

    Once again I am reminded of William and Kate turning up empty handed to food banks.

    As always with RR, note the careful wording. Her party left the tip, how much came from her?

    • Becks1 says:

      My guess is none, Kate probably felt the honor of her presence was enough.

      • Amy Bee says:

        Yeah her friends would have paid the tips for her

      • Rapunzel says:

        I think if Kate had contributed any real money to the tip, they’d have said.

        Also, what was the bill total? How many were in the party?

        With 500 pound bottles of wine on the check, and spicy margs not included in the 4 courses for 60 pounds, this bill could easily have been 7000 pounds if the group was 15-20 folks. Was 700 pounds even a 15% tip? I know tipping culture is different in Europe but…

      • Barb Mill says:

        Do you think Kate even carries any money with her at all?

      • Lucy says:

        That was my first thought. She doesn’t have money, or a credit card. She has nothing to do with whatever tip happened. Now I do wonder if her security carries emergency funds.

      • MY3CENTS says:

        Dont worry it was a Pippa Tip.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      Knowing how it’s always opposite day on Salty island, I am thinking they bribed a waiter and found out that Meghan left a large tip after dining, and are of course projecting that on saint Waity. Waity does not have her own money. She is dependent on Baldy and his courtiers.

    • Sugarhere says:

      Are we talking about the woman who was not in a capacity to buy a rose from a peddler? Now 700 pounds are purported to have slipped through her accordion-spaced fingers, as the ultimate magnanimous gesture? 😃

    • BeanieBean says:

      I don’t think she carries money or cards on her, particularly if the plan for the evening was dinner with friends. They’re suggesting her attendance at the festival, and presumably this ‘pop up’ restaurant, was all a spontaneous decision.

      • Gill2 says:

        According to the article the dinner party was at the same time as the rave so she was having dinner in the main house then went to the festival and….had dinner???!!! Considering according to Spare she came formally dressed to NottCot for dinner with H&M so she was either jumping around to some happy hardcore in a flouncy frock or (more likely with the photo that’s circulating of her looking like a lollipop on a stick) it’s more made up BS to a) prove she has ‘friends’ and b) attempt to show that anything Meg can do she can too…why are people not sick of this???!!!

  3. Becks1 says:

    For some reason this story, if true, makes me feel sad for Kate and I think its because of what Kaiser describes – it sounds like Rose’s friends took pity on Kate and took her with them to the festival. Like there was a dinner party that Kate was invited to, and then the aristos were going to go to the music festival and Kate got a last minute pity invite, because its clear from this story that Kate was never part of the original intended attendees for the festival. Imagine having your husband’s mistress and her friends feel sorry for you.

    • seaflower says:

      it sounds like she went with her protection officers and no one else. “Affably” is a weird way to describe talking to neighbours.

      • Snuffles says:


        Thanks for the link! Yeah, she looks rough and I’m not seeing any of these “friends” she was supposedly hanging out with.

      • Debbie says:

        Well, let’s see, there was Harvey (the giant rabbit), there was George Glass (of Brady Bunch fame), oh and there was Mr. McBeevey (the man who jingled and went from tree to tree, as Opie told Andy). They were all there.

    • Nic919 says:

      A photo has surfaced of kate in some kind of outdoor tent situation talking to a couple, but it’s not Rose or David. Someone read the pics or it didn’t happen and suddenly this showed up.

      • Becks1 says:

        I just saw that pic! it looks like it could be from the event, but it looks like she’s just talking to random people, not there with a group of friends.

      • seaflower says:

        Yes a couple older men. K looks like mutton dressed as lamb in some off the shoulder black bodysuit (or top and jeggings).

      • Layla says:

        @nic919 @becks1 @seaflower the bateau neckline is…. Interesting.

      • seaflower says:

        @layla really a meghan look….

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Here is a link to a tweet about it:

        She looks rough and it’s clearly a staged photo op as she’s looking right at the camera.

      • Nic919 says:

        She also resembles Camilla Tominey. And those white sneakers with that black outfit are pretty tragic. The older men she’s speaking with have a more stylish look.

      • Anita says:

        Personally, I like what she’s wearing, but she does look wasted, lol.

      • ncboudicca says:

        The man on the right “could be” David, looks like the same hair?

      • Eurydice says:

        I don’t understand – is this what she wore to the dinner party? Or did she have this extra outfit with her in case she was invited to the rave that she was so nervous about and wasn’t sure if she should go?

      • Harper says:

        There are some blonde strands of hair hanging on the sides of the pic. It looks like one of the Toffs in the tent snapped the picture. And the Royal Fashion Police said they found the pic on Twitter, so it didn’t originate with that account. I would love to find the original source that posted the pic.

      • Sam says:

        Omg this picture!!! This can only be described as tragic! What strange company, kate spending time with two old boring men. Normal women, e.g. Meghan, would enjoy the time with their girlfriends. You can really pity her, her only “friends” are old white men.

        But the worst thing is the outfit. What is that?!? Black jeans and black t-shirt at this festival?!? How can she, that’s a crime. Only she can pull this off without realizing how out of place and embarrassing this outfit is. Poor thing… and those earrings…

      • Harper says:

        The man on the right looks like David, and you can see the top of Rose’s head behind Kate’s shoulder. But there’s no Burger King at the festival and no one seems to care. I saw a post that said that Eden’s original article wondered where William was then it was edited to say he was at home with the kids. How does this not fuel the SEPARATION rumors in the British press?

      • Becks1 says:

        @Harper ohhhh his article that we discussed yesterday was edited?? So now its gone from “William was possibly at a shooting weekend” to “William was home with the kids?”

        Verrrrry interesting.

      • Louisa says:

        The guy on the right (her left) looks like it could be Rose’s husband.
        Is the outfit she is wearing (jeggings!) what she wore to the dinner party? Did she change into this thinking it was “music festival attire”?

      • Jais says:

        Also adding, she appears to be wearing vejas. Previous to Meghan, I think she was known to wear supergas? Anyways.

      • Lux says:

        Such a tragic outfit. She looks like a sound technician who got jazzy with the earrings. And the hair style that ages her is back again. Honestly, if she didn’t want to stand out, one of her prairie dresses in a muted pattern paired with boots would’ve sufficed?

        Can someone find out what Rose was wearing?? My eyes need a cleansing after that sartorial disaster.

      • L84Tea says:

        Actually, that looks like David on the right, and I believe that is Rose behind Kate. You can just barely see her.

      • M says:

        I GOT CHIIILLLS, THEY’RE MULTIPLYING AND I’M LOOOOSING CONTROL is all I can think of when I see the outfit. Olivia Newton-John she ain’t.

      • Jaded says:

        @ncboudicca — that was my first thought, it’s David and could be Rose behind her. Well well, they finally extended an olive branch. Khate better not eff up this second chance. That outfit is tragic, but that’s Khate for you, always desperate for attention.

      • Monlette says:

        The picture of her surrounded by geezers? Her head looks like it was photoshopped on. And what is with that dainty necklace paired with those ginormous earrings? It’s like she has gotten so lazy she can’t even dress herself.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Thank you @ Digital Unicorn for sharing the link. It looks like Kate’s head was photoshopped onto someone else’s body.imo WTF is going on with the left hand. It looks like a baby rat’s paw. I’m very new to smart phones. Even the recent pics I’ve taken of our cat are much more clear. Shady business going on with this story.

        And, yes, Kate was not a part of the tipping story. The royals in England don’t tip. They receive tips in paper bags.

    • Delphine says:

      The festival was on the their estate. It was at Rose’s house. So I don’t see how they would have only invited her to dinner and not the festival since they hosted both on the same night. That would be odd. What it seems like to me is that Kate was hesitant to go to the festival part but they talked her into it.

      • Nic919 says:

        This music festival seemed to be open to the public and so Kate showing up isn’t anything more than a neighbour heading over to a block party of sorts.

        In any case, there has still been zero explanation of William’s whereabouts. Normally couples go to these types of events together.

      • Becks1 says:

        If we’re taking this story at face value, it says that after the dinner someone suggested Kate go to the festival and she was “hesitant” but then went. So it sounds like it wasn’t part of her original plan.

        I agree that its odd that Kate would not be invited to the festival from the get-go, but its not actually THAT odd. Its entirely possible that the Cholmondeleys hosted a dinner part/get-together and some of the guests planned to attend to the festival but not all, or that Kate wasn’t really friends with the group who attended the festival, etc.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Nic omg you’re right, she DOES resemble Tominey a bit! I never noticed that before.

        She’d look a lot better with some color on her lips.

      • The Hench says:

        This dinner bit doesn’t make sense to me. The first article suggested she was having dinner with David and Rose and was persuaded to drop in to the festival afterwards. THIS article goes to great pains to tell us how she had dinner AT the festival and left a £700 tip. Which is it?

      • Becks1 says:

        @TheHench this story is just weird. As @Jaded pointed out below, her outfit seems off for a dinner party. Maybe it was a casual dinner party? I can’t see what rose is wearing in this pic. But something about this story is weird. Why is the tent so empty? And back to the question of Where is William?

      • The Hench says:

        @Becks1 – yes, good point. We know Kate likes to overdress for dinner from Spare. Meg in jeans and bare feet, Kate dolled up to the nines! So this would be a weird choice of outfit for her – unless they were always having dinner AT the festival – in which case this is Kate’s idea of Festival Chic, which is sad.

        And the article being edited to say Wills was not AWOL but at home with the kids – verrry interesting. That’s a sure sign that something is afoot. Also, I note that it doesn’t say Wills was at Anmer with the kids and I don’t think he could have been otherwise they would have gone to the bash together, surely? It’s not like these people don’t have someone to babysit at all times. So the ONLY reason for William to be home with the kids and not at Houghton is because he is at another home with the kids…

      • dlc says:

        wtf is that picture? I hope it’s photoshopping because her head looks WAY too big for her body, and the outfit is tragic. Maybe black flat booties would have helped?

    • acha says:

      Has William moved on from both Kate AND Rose? Is that why they are suddenly in cahoots?

      • Christine says:

        Probably. That’s the only reason I can come up with this level of bullshit. Sure, Kitty and Rose are attending “raves” together. That’s super believable.

    • Interested Gawker says:


      👏👏👏😂😂😂 The way I just cackled!!!

      Kate better shape up!

    • My opinion says:

      Here’s how it went down. Meghan supposedly attends a concert. Meghan is seen out with friends. Meghan attends movie with friends. Palace scrambled to get buttons in the news with friends attending a public event. Palace calls up rose and hubby, please help us get buttons in the news at your event, and here we are. It’s pathetic pr and the one pic of Kate was dreadful, she looked awful 🤷🏼‍♀️

  4. MsIam says:

    Pics or it didn’t happen. And I think the last place Kate would go for a weekend by herself is Norfolk and Rose’s home. Games are being played here.

    • Em says:

      O there’s a pic, but this “party” she went with isn’t there rather 2 old piers Morgan looking men

    • Yep no photos then I don’t believe it especially since they are trying to make us believe she has friends and was invited out. Cant would want to compete with Meg who does indeed have friends and is pictured with them then Can’t would want to be pictured with friends.

    • Unblinkered says:

      The whole thing is strange.

      Could it be that this story has been given out to explain KM’s, otherwise, bizarre & inappropriate presence in the area and/or bizarre and inappropriate behaviour? That’s what I’d put my money on.

      And, with apologies for going a little off topic, what’s the betting we’ll see KM shortly – casually attired, for once – in a camel trench with cream/white trousers copying MM’s recent stunning look and also that of a UK tv presenter, Helen Skelton, who wore a similar striking outfit the same day?

  5. Tessa says:

    I am wondering how rose feels about the awful way Kate treated Meghan. And confrontational hostile pose at that walkabout.

    • Beverley says:

      @Tessa, I was wondering the same thing, but quickly realized that Rose is an aristo and probably feels some kinda way about Meghan and it isn’t positive. I can well imagine that the turnip toff set look down on biracial and Black people (no matter their social standing or class).

  6. girl_ninja says:

    This is the ‘cool girl’ that Katy would like to be. This is the woman Meghan IS. No personality of her own at 41 years old. How unfortunate.

  7. Snuffles says:

    Absolutely NONE of this story is believable.

  8. LOLA says:

    I got nothing except ‘rural rival’ as a tongue twister is up there with ‘rural juror’ 😉 if you know you know.

  9. Amy Bee says:

    So Kate gets no bashing for spending so much money on a night out? Did KP put out this story to show that she’s finally being accepted by the aristos?

    • nem says:

      That detail is interesting….having your family plagued with bankrupcy infamy would require more discretion and sensitivity with you throwing money so carelessly,when it comes from taxes

  10. B says:

    There is a pic floating around of Kate with that spicy margarita in a unfortunate outfit and extremely haggard face. I can absolutely believe that dinner party pitied her and suggested she go have some fun and genuinely hoped it would do her some good.

    I do call BS on the tipping. I doubt it would ever occur to her to tip that generously especially since tipping isn’t the norm in the UK. Lol there probably was an American in the party or that was just the bill and writer of this article is lying about it being the tip.

  11. Eurydice says:

    We know there’s never anything in Kate’s teeny, tiny handbags and we know she’s notoriously cheap. But even if we didn’t know that – why would she carry £700 with her to dinner at a friend’s house? So, yeah, somebody else came up with that tip.

    • B says:

      People leave tips on debit/credit cards, VENMO, etc. Nothing said that she (or whomever) tipped in cash…

      • Eurydice says:

        Well, to be accurate, nothing in this article says that she’s the one who left the tip. So, it’s all idle speculation on everyone’s part.

    • The Hench says:

      The Royals do not tip. Period. End of. Never. It’s like a thing. The Queen famously never even carried the ability to pay for anything.

    • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

      I don’t believe or a moment that she would have 700 quid in her bag unless she was planning to score heroin or something.

      None of this story makes any sense.

  12. Kokiri says:

    So this is the response to Meg’s TS concert & movie night out with her pals.
    Kate has pals too! And goes to music events! But hers are posh & she tips well.

    What a stupid story. And in direct contrast to her “salt of the earth mother of all children” persona.
    Who has the kids? Why doesn’t anyone ask her that?
    Well, I guess because we know it was Willy’s night with them.

    • The Duchess says:

      I almost feel sorry for her. She’s clearly a very lonely woman if she has to rely on pity invites from her husband’s mistress to an event that practically borders her own country house. The pictures of her are far from flattering either. She looks emaciated, clueless and dishevelled.

  13. Rapunzel says:

    She was “speaking affably with the other members of her party.”

    Lol… now they’re praising her for *checks notes* having friendly conversation with her dinner companions? The bar is so damn low it’s in hell.

    I think this must be a hint that the people in this party did not want Kate. And that Kate did a good job playing nice with them anyways. I think the toffs are trying to hint to Kate how to play ball.

    • Belli says:

      At the very least, they don’t know her. “Affably” is for strangers. Passing acquaintances at best.

    • Lorelei says:

      I laughed at that, too. A 41-year-old woman (whose main job is to be diplomatic, no less) is able to converse appropriately at a dinner party? Alert the media! JFC I would be so embarrassed if I was written about like this.

  14. Linabear says:

    “Rural rival Rose” is giving me Rural Juror vibes 😂. Any 30 Rock fans out there?

    • Eurydice says:

      Lol, that was my first thought, too. I loved how she always pronounced it “Rurrrr Jurrrr”

  15. Anna says:

    Imagine the group who have ostracized you for the past decade seeing you as so being so pathetic they actually extend a pity invite out to you, and you’re lonely and desperate enough to say yes. Yikes.

  16. Unblinkered says:

    The whole thing is strange.

    Could it be that this story has been given out to explain KM’s, otherwise, bizarre & inappropriate presence in the area and/or bizarre and inappropriate behaviour? That’s what I’d put my money on.

    And, with apologies for going a little off topic, what’s the betting we’ll see KM shortly – casually attired, for once – in a camel trench with cream/white trousers copying MM’s recent stunning look and also that of a UK tv presenter, Helen Skelton, who wore a similar striking outfit the same day?

    • IMary Pester says:

      Oh dear Mr Eden has forgotten Royal protocol, members of the Royal family DO NOT carry cash, so the tip (if there was one) was probably part of the baby sitting fee William gave to Rose to keep katey kins busy for an evening. Finally with the booze they seem to have sunk, I have the abiding picture of katey the friendless, on her knees over the toilet with the wiglet staring at her from the floor, go on katey the friendless, give it a saucer of milk 😂😂😂

  17. Digital Unicorn says:

    I don’t believe Catty has any problem with people ‘pitying’ her – it’s something that she can use to manipulate people with. A former friend was like that, she actively wanted people to pity and infantile her and used to to manipulate and control those around her. If you didn’t give her what she wanted – it was pity party time.

  18. Loretta says:

    All about this story sounds so cringe and desperate

  19. Jais says:

    Weird detail but I’m more confused that she was dining at Houghton hall and then went and dined again at the festival.

    • Feeshalori says:

      I see you caught that, too, Kate eating two meals? Now I really know the story is false!

    • Lorelei says:

      Right? I wondered about that too. Absolutely bizarre

      • MelodyM says:

        I think it was more like dessert. They mentioned she had an Italian coffee based dessert.

    • Jaded says:

      What’s more weird is the outfit she’s wearing is totally unsuitable for a dinner at Houghton Hall. Skin-tight black off the shoulder top and jeggings? Huge earrings? Paired with white kicks? I’m not buying that she had dinner at HH, she just crashed the music festival in her best music festival “look at MEEEE” outfit.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        @Jaded exactly. Harry said in spare that Kate went to his place for dinner, dressed to the nines. Kate surely would have gone all out for dinner at Houghton Hall.

  20. Shoemiracle says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Kate is wearing a sad version of Olivia Newton John’s outfit in Grease?

    • First comment says:

      😆🤣😂 thanks for the laugh!!!!

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      Yes! That’s exactly who she looks like without the bouffant hair.

    • Scooby Gang says:

      I got Willlllllls,
      He’s always flying.
      ‘Cause he sure don’t live with me.
      He’s got power,
      He’s always lying.
      But I’LL be Queen.


      • Beverley says:

        *chef’s kiss* 😆

      • Beverley says:

        You better shape up
        Cuz I will be Queen
        Yes my mind is set on this
        You better shape up
        Cuz I’m oh so Keen
        This reward I shall not miss
        You better mark my words on this

      • RoyalBlue says:


        You’re the one that I want (queen victoria’s diamond necklace)
        Ooh, ooh, ooh, honey
        The one that I want (Big Coronation ceremony)
        Ooh, ooh, ooh, honey
        The one that I want (Queen Mary’s crown)
        Ooh, ooh, ooh
        The one I need (Easter presents)
        Oh, yes, indeed (curtsey, curtsey)


  21. Anita says:

    In reality, this is about preventive damage control. The Cholmondeleys are probably about to take Kate under their wing because Kate literally has no one and has become a liable figure.Peg&Keen divorce would upset the pond too much. No one wants a repeat of Diana and Charles. Kate’s family is useless and penniless, she has nothing to offer professionally (either through her own laziness or intentionally so as not to upset Peg), and no (relevant) friends. The aristocracy wants inertia, they want their comfortable lives to continue without strenuous drama (or you can call them ‘extremely cool, avant-garde, bohemian people’). The Cs have proven they can get their act together and are much better connected and relevant than – it seems – the senior royals, each and any of them, lol.

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      I can see that. David is clearly a strong support to Charles and the monarchy. He and his wife might just be doing their duty taking Kate under their wing to keep her from going off the rails.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      This theory rings true. But how pathetic.

      • Lady Digby says:

        Nothing surprises me about so called high society and it may very well be that David and Rose are babysitting Kate for the RF. Maybe Rose is giving her pep talks on making an aristo marriage work by looking keenly the other way whilst taking up hobbies of your own?!!

      • zinjazin says:

        When I looked at the picture on twitter, my immediate impression was that the two men( one who seems to be David C) was trying to protect/ somewhat control her from making a drunken fool out of herself and it seemed like it was Rose right behind her on standby.
        Kate is very thin and I dont think she holds liquor very well. She is so deep in over her head with this royal bussiness and she is clueless and not suited for any of it.

  22. Noor says:

    Remember royals do not carry their wallet. So it is very unlikely that Kate can pay or tip.

    Remember also that Kate could easily but did not bail out her parents and did not settle some of their debts especially the money owed to the pitiful helium supplier and other small business owners.

    Is the outing with Rose to show all well with the Wales. It is strange that William was not in attendance

  23. Mrs. Smith says:

    That pic! At her weight, one marg and one glass of rose would make her drunk af. She looks hammered in the photo, so I’m guessing she felt like hell the next day. But you know what? At least we have proof that she went out and had fun! Good for her!

  24. AKA BearcatLawyer says:

    Reading between the lines this story also has the side benefit of making Kate look hopelessly out of touch with the cost-of-living crisis. Too many people in the U.K. are worried about feeding themselves and having heat. They cannot afford to attend a music festival buy a £500 bottle of wine, or leave a £700 tip. But Kate the Welfare Princess of Wales can!

  25. Kaye says:

    God bless my eyesight. On my first read through I thought it said they came in with a bath-salts size bottle of Axl Rose.

  26. Seraphina says:

    “do look after that poor sausage, make sure her wig stays glued on at the festival.”
    I’m done – my morning laugh TY.

  27. Libra says:

    In the Twitter photo everyone photographed clearly except the alleged Kate pic which is blurred. Is it really her or are we being fooled?

  28. aquarius64 says:

    Imagine how friendless you are that your husband’s mistress takes pity on you and invites you to your party. Look at the the sunny picture of Meghan and her friends. At least they are close to her age. That picture of Kate does her no favors and two old men chatting her up. And Meghan is supposedly envious of Kate’s life.

  29. Renae says:

    Picture looks fake to me. (Just my opinion).

  30. Mslove says:

    Is Kate trying to make Pegs jealous? She is pathetic.

  31. HeatherC says:

    Umm..why wasn’t William there? And who is watching the kids? How dare she not be glued to WIlliam’s side at all times and who said she can be without her kids for an evening? What kind of mother is she to spend one evening away from her family? How much does her outfit cost? She spent how much on alcohol?

    She would never be able to withstand the Meghan Treatment.

  32. Sue E Generis says:

    Forgive my ignorance, but tipping isn’t a thing in Europe? Then, if they were tipping, it certainly wasn’t Kate. Kate has never committed a generous act in her life, now we’re supposed to believe she left a bug tip? This is ridiculous.

    • SamuelWhiskers says:

      Brit here.

      Each country in Europe is unique (and Britain is culturally very different from mainland Europe). Here in Britain we do tip but not in the way America does. Tips are for excellent service, not the norm, and 10% is a perfectly good tip. Servers are paid a good wage so there’s no expectation that tips will form part of their wage. For sure some people are big tippers, but lots of people never tip or maybe just round up, and that’s very normal and not considered cheap.

  33. Lala11_7 says:

    Considering the SORDID personal history of the Royal Family…being best friends with the mistress is “on brand” ☹️

    • Libra says:

      What if Rose was never the mistress? What if she and David made Houghton Hall available to William as a safe house to carry on in privacy? What if the coronation role was a gift for services rendered? What if they now are being used to babysit Kate to keep her prying eyes and presence away from seeing whatever he may be up to at KP? The families are loyal monarchists. Acting as affair enablers is an aristocracy privilege.

      • Cathy says:

        This is my theory too. The affair was not with Rose but she and David provided the location.

        Re the Aristocracy cheating: marriages between aristocratic families happened to strengthen titles or increase land holdings. The wife was expected to provide an heir and a spare then after that it was up to her. And there is an understanding that people would be discreet. Although as my aristo granny used to say “it’s funny how many 3rd and 4th children often look like their fathers”. 😉

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        It’s been my theory the affair wasn’t with Rose, but someone Rose-adjacent at Houghton Hall. We’ll never know unless there’s a divorce.

  34. Is that so? says:

    £700 tip?

    Maybe the food banks she visits empty-handed should start serving spicy margaritas.

  35. BeanieBean says:

    So she dined with the Rocksavages at their home AND had this dinner in the tent at the festival? If she’s dining with the owners of the house, who are sponsoring the festival in their backyard, how could she not know about the festival & only learn about it when somebody suggested she go? That makes no sense.

    • Lorelei says:

      Nothing about this story makes sense. She ate two dinners? And she dressed like that to go to a dinner party in the first place?

      • Jaded says:

        IKR? I mentioned that above @Lorelei, one does NOT dress in black, skin-tight top and jeggings with white kicks for a dinner at HHall. I think she just crashed the music fest part, there’s no way she’d eat twice.

      • Eurydice says:

        The only way this works is if she dressed properly for the dinner at Rose’s and then brought a change of clothes for the festival. The rest about her not being sure and being nervous and it all being spontaneous is just a big fat lie. Whatever the Turnip Toffs might think of Kate, she’s still PoW – you don’t do spontaneous with the FQ.

    • tamsin says:

      They can report that she attended two dinners, but it doesn’t mean she ate much of anything. She could have spent the whole evening pushing food around her plate.

      • Carrie says:

        But why would there be a dinner at Houghton anyway if they were going to be dining at the Festival? Curioser and curioser as Alice would say.

  36. ⁷Tree says:

    I don’t believe this happened.
    I will say again I believe the chomdeley are the ones giving the press the ok to write these stories. Or Richard eden is flat out lying.

    I will differ with everyone else. I can see Kate being a good tipper on her own. The only way she wouldn’t tip is if the aristos generally don’t tip.
    A person who pops up everywhere knows how to tip.

    • Cathy says:

      The English don’t tip or hardly ever tip so Kate’s not been brought up with a habit for tipping. A large tip like the one mentioned is more likely to have been left by an American or maybe an English person with a kind heart. My best tip when waitressing in London was £50 but that was a lunch meeting with 10 people and lasted 3 hours. I fell asleep on the tube going home I was take exhausted. But Kate tipping? Hmmm, I doubt it.

  37. sammi says:

    The Glorious 11th ( or 12th) of August is when the landed gentry and countryside landowners kill grouse which they have overbred during the year especially for the shooting crowd to have their fun. The gamekeepers kill many endangered species like red kites, eagles…to stop them feeding on the grouse. It is abhorrent and sad with more knowldedge now about conservation and the need for re-wilding and better landuse to prevent climate change problems like wild fires etc. Sandringham was always the big shooting party place for the royals summer holidays as Prince Andrew said when he took Maxwell and Epstein there. Prince William and Kate are ‘good shots’ apparently and they do not publicise this anymore now more awareness is prevalent and of course they are environmental experts and advocates. Pity they do not show all their fox hunting trophies from years of participating in this horrible ‘sport’.

  38. Flying fish says:

    Kate being out is only being pushed because it was it was confirmed that Meghan was out with her girlfriends.

  39. SueBarbri33 says:

    Kate looks extremely fragile. I don’t have a lot of pity for Kate, but this reminds me of the way they made sure Diana was photographed with CPB all those years ago.

    • Well Wisher says:

      The speculations around the marriage will remain firmly in place whilst some people now pitying Kate ….
      That makes it worse…

  40. L4Frimaire says:

    This event looked lame and Kate looks haggard and a bit grungy in that photo. It looks like she’s talking to her dads friend and the energy level is flat. What a dud of an event. Don’t know why the Rota reported this because if this is what she’s doing on her vacation, maybe she needs to go out and do some ribbon cutting appearances. Also royals don’t carry money.

  41. Ladyjax says:

    This is giving “Kate goes clubbing to show she doesn’t need William” vibes, circa… 2008? whenever that was.

    Also… This reads to me like William is on the lam, looking for fresh hook ups and Kate and Rose are commiserating because they both are all too aware of his nonsense.

  42. Marivic says:

    Aside from looking old, Kate looks lost and alone in her royal life.