Prince William thinks Harry’s Windsor church visit was an escalation of their ‘feud’

Here are more photos of Prince William and Kate in Pembroke, Wales on Friday, the death-anniversary of QEII. As we discussed on Friday, William and Kate had a big, keen plan to take their taxpayer-funded helicopter down to Wales for a little stunt for the death-anniversary. They would visit a church, listen to a 10-minute service (in which they were apparently the only ones there), lay some flowers by a photo of QEII, and then they were off to some tacked-on event with a seaweed farm. The problem? Their helicopter was caught in fog and they were more than an hour late to the church. It was so bad that even the sycophantic royal media openly reported their helicopter use and their lateness. It was also bad because Prince Harry didn’t need or want to pull a stunt for the death-anniversary – he simply went to St. George’s Church, put flowers near his grandmother’s crypt and paid his respects in a simple and dignified way. As such, he exposed Will and Kate for being narcissistic horses’ asses. All of which to say, Peg’s team was MAD. Take it from Tom Sykes at the Daily Beast:

Prince Harry dramatically upped the ante in his war with the royal family Friday as he upstaged his estranged brother Prince William by making a shock visit to the late Queen Elizabeth’s grave on the one-year anniversary of her death. He was snapped by a member of the public emerging from St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, where the queen is buried, just minutes before William and Kate were due to attend a service in her memory.

The extraordinary decision by Harry to show up unannounced seemed designed to undermine his brother’s carefully scheduled appearance in Wales, some 230 miles away, which began shortly after social media was flooded with pictures of Harry leaving the chapel. The chapel is open to the public and it is thought Harry simply walked in. It was the latest sign of the parlous low to which relations between Harry and the royals have sunk.

A spokesperson for the king, who has been keen not to escalate the conflict with Harry, declined to comment, but palace sources sought to transmit a sense of insouciance, saying that members of the royal family had, “found ways to pay tribute at the chapel privately and individually” and implying the king had no issue with this.

Privately, of course, palace planners are likely to be rolling their eyes at what seems like a calculated attempt by Harry to upset the careful choreography of the day’s events. These saw the king issue a statement and audio message praising his mother on the stroke of midnight and then attend a church service Friday morning at Balmoral in Scotland, where he and Camilla greeted members of the local community. William, however, is unlikely be so relaxed, or to miss the significance of his brother’s actions.

[From The Daily Beast]

Harry looked like a grandson who was devoted to his grandmother and wanted to pay his respects in a simple, unshowy way. It’s flat-out ridiculous to imply (or say outright) that Harry designed any part of this with an eye towards escalating the “feud” which only exists in William’s head.. What was even funnier is after that Harry photo came out on social media, the other Windsors rushed to say that they did the same thing as Harry by visiting St. George’s Church and leaving flowers. It’s very funny to me that Buckingham Palace seems to be making a concerted effort to dial down the drama of Harry’s church visit, all while William appears to be raging out because his Welsh stunt looked ridiculous by comparison. I expect William was probably screaming down the phone “she was MY grandmother, I OWN HER MEMORY, not Harry!”

Those Welsh seaweed people looked so bored with Will and Kate’s dumb little added-on event.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. heygingersnaps says:

    As a foreigner living here in England. It’s tiring and beyond frustrating to hear about pwt and khate’s one sided feud with the Sussexes, these two are not worth the taxpayers’ money and they can go and kick rocks. Absolutely full of themselves when they don’t have anything to show for it.

  2. Kel says:

    This sounds like Tom Sykes own bias and hate towards Harry than anything else..

    I sent an email to the editor of daily beast calling out the trash that tom writes and cancelling my subscription and I suggest you all do the same.

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      I did this about 3 years ago, and let the editor know that Tom was the sole reason for my cancellation.

    • Jais says:

      Idk, these daily beast articles come across as William’s journal entries. It feels like someone from KP, or who knows maybe even William, calls up Sykes , rants, and then Sykes writes it down. I think Sykes was one of the ones who wrote about the Rose affair having actually heard about it from toffs.

      • ML says:

        Tom Sykes is a member of the aristocracy, I believe. He has actual access to the people in W’s crowd and clearly speaks for W.
        The ridiculous of H privately entering s public chapel and being caught doing do by members of the public vs WanK that had a scheduled, organized visit to Wales with the RR and throwing a hissy fit about that is just crazy!

      • Kel says:

        Yes his articles are usually just statements straight from Williams camp but this time he doesn’t cite any “friends” of William.
        He’s just letting his own bias/hate write the story and closing it out with sources from Charles.
        Obviously we know this is how William thinks because of the million stories before that have told us but this seems to be Tom trying to make a story where there isn’t one.

      • MsIam says:

        I wonder if Tom Sykes is having a poke at William with this article because it makes William sound like a crybaby narcissist. William is not well liked by many. This article makes Charles sound somewhat reasonable about Harry’s visit.

      • Jais says:

        @kel, huh, I didn’t catch that there were no friends of William sources in this piece. Okay, that’s kind of funny. He’s just imagining that’s how William would react? Lolol. You’re right @msiam, he is not doing William any favors here. Are we sure Camilla and Sykes aren’t friends? Cuz these DB articles do make William look ridiculous.

      • Nic919 says:

        Sykes confirmed he heard the affair story from a daughter of an Earl. But outside of that he is a KP mouthpiece. I suspect he and Eden will be used more now that the blackmailer doesn’t have a column.

      • Islandgirl says:

        At this point William is going to William. He can’t help himself. But I expected better from Sykes. When I first started following this he was one who criticized everyone and everything. Now he is the spokesman for William and Kensington Palace.
        Based on his previous articles I am not sure how he looks himself in the mirror. I hope that it does not pay off and that selling his soul and integrity for access to the future king is all in vain.

    • Jaded says:

      @Kel — I sent a blistering email to the editor. This drivel has got to stop. Sykes is clearly a royal fart-catcher and the Daily Beast has really sunk to new levels of tabloid trash-level writing.

    • Missskitttin says:

      “The extraordinary decision by Harry to show up unannounced seemed designed to undermine his brother’s carefully scheduled appearance in Wales” Tom Sykes is fueling this non existent was for coins. Hea so transparent An old witch.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        The rota are going to be forever salty that Harry cut their access to him off and that they have to rely on tourist photos from social media. That’s why they’re so interested in keeping the idea of a feud running – because it’s literally all they have to write about now.
        No one GAF about WanK showing up late; it’s not novel – it is in fact entirely on brand with them.

    • Gabby says:

      The Daily Beast also has a ‘scouted’ section which contains product promotions. They won’t want to be associated with hate. Might I suggest taking note of those products and companies, and drop them a line as well? I will if you will (no pun intended hahaha).

    • NotSoSocialB says:

      Can’t expect much more from a rag founded and edited by Tina Brown.

  3. Tessa says:

    Kate and the jazz hands. Note to William. Harry has as much right as you to visit his grandmother’s grave.

    • swaz says:

      She looks like she is rehearsing on an invisible piano 🤣🤣🤣 I don’t envy these guys 😮

      • Debbie says:

        The men’s faces, though. (A penny for their thoughts.)

      • Krista says:

        Kate (first pic): And this is how I played the piano at the Christmas concert!

        Men: *crickets*

        Kate (second pic): C’mon guys, I played piano….I’m so keen!

    • NotSoSocialB says:

      I can just imagine how superficial and vapid her conversational attempts are.

    • Sheila Senescall says:

      Of course they think that Harry was there to upset William in his carefully planned day of events because it’s something that the BRF would do so naturally they would think that Harry took a page out of the royal playbook.

  4. Geegee says:

    Poor kkkhate looks so excited to talk to those men. They look less excited to talk to her.

    • Hell Nah! says:

      By now we all know that when Khate brings out the Hands of Earnestness to punctuate her Hyena Grin, she’s aware she has to up the Keen ante because the person she’s talking to is bored out of their gourd.

      • Skyblue says:

        I can hear the one-sided conversation with the seaweed men…”my children, especially Louis, love seaweed. In fact he has a little seaweed farm he tends to before tucking into bed”

      • BeanieBean says:

        @Skyblue: that’s exactly what I was thinking! ‘My kids love seaweed! In fact, when we went to Jordan we took them to the beach at Aqaba where they played with the seaweed! Then nanny collected the seaweed & Charlotte made a stew for tea. So yummy!’

      • windyriver says:

        Will took one for the team on this one – he was quoted saying the seaweed was “salty”. The kids were saved for the next round of PR – they all love rugby, dontcha know.

    • Lorelei says:

      These photos are hilarious because the men aren’t even TRYING to pretend to act impressed by Kate or interested in whatever she’s going on about.

      They know they’re on camera and still don’t care enough to plaster semi-interested faces on. I love them.

      • windyriver says:

        They look pretty darn impressed, don’t they? Believe that’s the group from the lifeboat station they visited after the seaweed farm. Makes you wonder what they had to put aside to entertain those two. Interestingly, TQ was patron of the RNLI for her entire reign, which would have been a connection worth highlighting, since it was supposedly for the purpose of commemorating her they dragged themselves up to Wales, and it would have made their day’s events seem less random. But I didn’t see that publicized anywhere.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear bored expressions and stand ill at ease, probably calculating in their heads how many pints it’s going to take after hours to obliterate the memory of this unfortunate experience from their minds.

      • Fortuona says:

        Cannot see The Wails’ tucking into lavebread with their fry up

    • acha says:

      what is even happening with her hands? I have often wondered if the “jazz hands” comments are exaggerations, but it’s *so consistent*. Her hands are all over the place, all the time.

  5. First comment says:

    It’s official! William is a definitely a narcissist who believes that the world turns around him.

    • Geegee says:

      Yes you did not need harry doing the right thing to draw attention to you doing the wrong thing. I can not understand the logic of going to walse when the queens grave is in windsor. It just looks like you wanted to fo for a helicopter ride, because whe know how much the queen loved your helicopter use.

      • Chloe says:

        @GeeGee: like @first comment said William is a narcissist. It’s all about him. This trip to Wales was purely for PR reasons and to stroke his own ego. Go to the service (that was literally 10 min long and seemingly only consisted of them putting flowers by her picture), seem like the dutiful heir, get greeted by an adoring crowd. It’s always back to him. Everything must be about him. Even his grandmother’s memorial.

      • WHAT says:

        Yet he’s using harry and trying to emulate him in every way possible. It comes 📴 unnatural because Harry has done it first in a genuine way. From what was said in a article on the daily fail. This visit was supposed to be under the radar cause will and Kate had the church visit but no one is saying how Charles took it upon his self to go to a church service after saying he wouldn’t.

        Note when the article on the seaweed visit is discussed. Notice that Catherine is wearing Vega sneakers- typical

        But notice that William is wearing the sneakers that harry wore during his Japan tour when he was at the ✈️ however William changes it to a lace sneaker instead of a slip in like harry has. But same color and style of shoe which is a style he hasn’t worn before.

    • SarahCS says:

      It’s abundantly clear that Harry simply breathing, never mind being seen in public is enough to send William into a tailspin of ‘how dare he’. The sad part is he probably does believe that every action of Harry’s is a deliberate attempt at spite because that’s who he is and how he operates. What a terrible way to live.

      • WHAT says:

        Timed out

        Rota may have been the telegraph not the fail. Either way it said Harry asked for a private visit and at the last minute courtiers approved it. That’s why he went straight to the ✈️. The condition was it had to be under the radar-no fuss-in and out cause they wanted the 📰 for the 🧱 AND Charles who at the last minute said he was going to be at a memorial service in Scotland.

        Harry went in a side 🚪 and the lady who took the 📸🤳 said she saw the black SUV pull up so she knew it was a royal and that’s why it was taken. But William don’t care

      • Taytanish says:

        @What, I don’t believe Harry is communicating with anyone in that his rotten to the core family, leave alone asking for approval from any goddamned stupid courtiers. All these stories, after the fact, are just BS, BP trying to convince their sycophants that they have any power or control over Harry……yeah…..they do ….only in their dreams. Harry did not ask anyone for anything. If he did, it would have leaked way before he landed in England, just like they’re briefing against him now to embiggen themselves at Harry’s expense. Harry is much smarter than all these morons put together.

      • Jaded says:

        @WHAT – the chapel is open to the public, Harry doesn’t have to ask permission from anyone. The courtiers are the last people on earth he would have anything to do with.

      • ShazBot says:

        The chapel is open but is the vault? Isn’t that where their graves are? Can the public just go down there?
        I also saw that it opens at 10 and he was leaving at 9:50 so he clearly had permission from someone to go in early.

      • Lorelei says:

        @SarahCS, you’re right, he probably *does* believe this in his warped little mind, that everything Harry does is aimed at upstaging or upsetting William.

        Maybe it’s his brain protecting itself from the truth, which is that Harry has moved on and barely thinks about William at all anymore.

      • Jais says:

        Yeah, it does seem he went in before the general public so he got in contact with someone from the chapel. I’m still not convinced that means Charles had anything to do with it. But Charles will act like he did.

      • sunny says:

        Exactly this. I can’t imagine living under the level of illusion William is under, how bitter, paranoid, and lonely he must be. Truly when you say this scenario aloud it sounds crazier than a bag of cats- “Harry went to the chapel to lay flowers to remember our grandmother but I was going to honour our dead grandmother too in a grandeur way. That was MY JOB and now the attention isn’t on me! Harry is trying to make it about him.” JFC if only this man was willing and able to do the work of therapy.

      • teecee says:


        The “side door” is the actual entrance to the chapel. They only open the front for ceremonies like weddings, etc.

        I just wanted to point this out because people are interpreting his entering that way as part of some kind of plan rather than what it actually is, which is the normal way everyone enters 99% of the time.

      • Bee (not THAT Bee) says:

        Came here to say this. Willy sees Harry simply breathing in and out as an “escalation” of his one sided beef. It’s beyond absurd.

        Harry doesn’t have to think about Willy’s schedule… and the deathiversary is the same day for all of them!

        Sykes is bonkers, and a palace mouthpiece. But we knew that.

    • Lorelei says:

      And William is probably even angrier because his own little stunt went over so poorly.
      Arriving over an hour late, leading to criticism for taking a helicopter in the first place, the fact that the public learned that the whole thing was only ten minutes long…he knows it was a flop, so he takes his extra rage out on Harry. Because likely even *he* can see that Harry did the more meaningful thing to mark the day.

      He wants to possess Harry’s charisma and have his life, freedom, and a wife he’s actually in love with, and it just fills him with rage that he can’t. The publicity from the IG will probably put him over the edge.

      • Feeshalori says:

        This man just stumbles from one fiasco to another and it’s so predictable because he and his handlers just can’t get anything right. It’s just laughable at this point because we all know that William in his zeal to outdo his brother and covet what he has just invariably shoots himself in the foot. The man just can’t get it right.

      • Christine says:

        It cracks me up that they are all so fucking incompetent, from the royals, courtiers, and media.

        Not one Salty Isle media outlet thought to send a photographer to QEII’s burial site, just in the hope they might catch ONE Windsor paying respects to the queen on the one year anniversary of her death, much less Prince Harry???? NOT ONE?! It’s awesome how bad you all are at your jobs.

        They are so desperate to have footage of him every moment he is in England. All I hear are sad clown noises in my head.

        I love so much that it was just a random tourist who snapped Harry.

      • Debbie says:

        Because William bungled again, at a last-minute event to commemorate his granny, due to his lateness and the very uneventful nature of this unnecessary event, then that means that some hapless BM “journalist” will have to write another story about how William is the “bestest” that ever was and that he never puts a foot wrong, right? Wait for it, I’m sure it’s coming.

    • Sheila Senescall says:

      Yes. Wm thinks Harry showed up unannounced just to piss him off and take the press attention off him because it’s totally something he would do himself

  6. Surly Gale says:

    Seems to me if that tourist hadn’t snapped Harry and sold the photo no one would have known he went to Windsor at all.
    That Wm thinks the simplicity of Harry’s visit was to ‘show him up’ is William speak for ‘why didn’t I think of that, why aren’t I doing that, instead of this?’

    • Tessa says:

      William should just stop whining. He is more self centered than his father and that’s saying a lot

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Yep. The media is turning this into a farce because this fake outrage apparently sells. But it is has become farcical. A man visiting his beloved grandmother’s grave in a low-key way is not an escalation of a family feud. No one would know about it if he hadn’t been photographed by a tourist – AND if the media hadn’t decided to make a story out of it.

      The media is keeping this “feud” alive because it sells. Harry seems to be entirely done with his family and if William really is incandescent with rage about this then he is a pathetic baby and this doesn’t make him look good for people who stand outside the echo chamber of the BM.

      • ML says:

        Clearly H sells better than W. And this is an unhinged support of W’s point of view that H is stealing his shine…
        It’s just that, after a 2-hour helicopter ride to Wales, a 10-minute church service and brief walkabout, this seaweed visit (which is actually good and laudable, but gets lost in the other news), and the helicopter flight back…H is supposed to look terrible because a member of the public caught his unannounced visit to the chapel on film? This could bite W in the butt down the line if he turns unpopular.

      • Teagirl says:

        Harry is damned if he does, and damned if he doesn’t. Imagine if he didn’t go at all? Harry snubs the memory of his grandmother …
        If he went on another day.. Harry has no respect for the memory of his granny, can’t even go on the actual day …
        Instead he goes on the day, quietly and calmly, and is still the target of calumny.
        There’s a special place in hell I would send all of these attackers.

      • Becks1 says:

        He upped the ante!! It was an extraordinary move!!! He visited his grandmother’s grave, THE NERVE!!

        This article just sounds ridiculous and I think more and more people are seeing this abusive BS for what it is – abusive BS.

      • Harper says:

        Sykes is off his rocker on this one. This article was out pretty quickly on Friday after Harry’s photo at Windsor was released. I suspect Sykes couldn’t get in touch with William’s “friend” at deadline time to include his take on Harry’s one-upmanship, because said “friend” was circling the Wales countryside in his helicopter looking for a non-foggy place to land. So Sykes just imagined that William went nuts when he heard how their carefully choreographed photo ops were overshadowed AGAIN. IMO this sourceless article proves that Sykes’ oft-quoted “friend” of William is actually William.

      • Sugarhere says:

        I can’t imagine what the headlines would have been had Harry not visited his grandmother’s grave. Either way, lambasting.

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        Harry doesn’t have to coordinate his activities with any palace any longer, and I doubt he’s even thinking about what his father or brother is doing at any given moment, just living his life. If his mere presence happens two upstage your stage-managed sympathy stunt, you’re way out of his league in a one-sideed game only you are playing. And it’s hilarious.

    • Grumpierthanthou says:

      Exactly this. It’s all about the optics. If William had wanted to spend time in reflection at St George’s he clearly could have done so since they helicoptered there from (presumably) Windsor

    • PJ says:

      Exactly. Have they forgotten that Harry isn’t coordinating his diary with William’s? He isn’t getting briefings from KP or BP about the doings of his brother, sister-in-law and father. So, him deciding to go pay his respects to his grandmother has nothing to do with PW.

      Also, someone else said that Prince Harry had alerted the palace or maybe the chapel staff, that he wanted a quick, private visit with his grandmother’s resting place because the pic of him was leaving through he private entrance? Still, doesn’t mean he needed permission from his family to visit.

      • Lorelei says:

        IMO William has still not fully accepted that things are not like they used to be and Harry does not need to consult the RF’s calendar before he does anything.

        On a superficial level, William obviously knows it’s true, but after living for almost 40 years with that expectation, I don’t think it’s completely sunk in yet. William still acts as if Harry should put his own life aside and go into hiding if William deigns to grace the public with his presence.

        He absolutely doesn’t get the extent to which Harry has moved on from that entire mindset and the way the RF operates.

      • Christine says:

        I love that it’s usually their decision to forbid the half-in/half-out proposal that bites them in the ass the hardest. Every. Time.

        They screeched that Harry wanted to have his cake and eat it too, and now they’ve all got zero influence in what the Sussex family does, and no ability to demand a schedule from them. Harry and Meghan can do whatever they want, for the rest of their lives, and Salty Isle knows it.

  7. Amie says:

    I can’t even take those people seriously. In what life time would ACTUALLY visiting and paying respects to a dearly departed family member be an escalation? No one other than Harry actually paid their respects to the Queen. I guess that’s it.

    • Christine says:

      The others have the excuse of mourning at the place she loved most, and died. The randomness of Wales for this show of bereavement makes zero sense, which as everyone has pointed out, is exactly on brand for the Wails.

      • Grandma Susan says:

        Not only random, but utterly LAME. Laying flowers before a PICTURE of the late Queen? Just dim.

  8. Kingston says:

    What secrets does bully hv on tomsykes?
    Or, what secrets do they hv on each other?

    That’s all I wanna know.

    Because this:…..what sykes does at daily beast in service to bully is………not normal.

  9. Izzy says:

    But for the photo by a member of the public, Peg wouldn’t have known of the visit. If Harry had not gone and had just made his remarks at the opening of Invictus instead, Peggy would still call it an escalation because how dare he mention the queen or some such nonsense.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      Harry didn’t plan his “stunt” very well since he didn’t even arrange for a photographer to be there. Instead, he apparently was just hoping that a tourist would happen to be there and snap a picture. Do better next time, Harry! You almost blew your carefully orchestrated distraction from the two losers in Wales.

  10. Sandy8 says:

    WOW!!! A “a shock VISIT” to a public church, where his family member lies. Who would have done such a surprising thing?

    British media is sooooo bad to try to spin this into a negative thing. I just can’t with them.

    Good on Harry, paying his respect without a carefully planned agenda. I’m so glad WillDickHead is incandescent about this.

    • Slush says:

      So much this. How is this shocking?

      I hope people see through this in the UK. It’s truly deranged.

      Also, if they didn’t report on Harry’s every move, he wouldn’t be “pulling focus”. It’s so transparent that they create the problem then complain about it just to generate controversy out of nothing.

  11. Shawna says:

    William, Harry left the RF so his life wouldn’t revolve around you anymore. It’s pathetic to keep your death-grip over his life. It’s over, William. Accept it.

  12. Call_Me_AL says:

    Wow. Rolling their eyes at Harry visiting his grandmother’s resting place? Geez.
    Unpopular opinion: I love when Kate wears her hair like this: the low intricate bun. It reminds me of something Lady Mary would have her ladies’ maid do for her while dressing for dinner. 🙂

  13. s808 says:

    How in the world is Harry getting caught leaving Windsor upstaging anything or anybody?! The occasion is not about anybody but their grandmother! Sometimes I read these columns and I’m just like “………..are they serious?” but this might be what truly takes the cake. I’m not even annoyed, I just feel pity. How do you let a fued consume you until you can’t see something like honoring your grandma on the day she died as anything else, let alone seeing it as competition? Get some freakin help man.

    • Sugarhere says:

      The gutter press writers pretend everything in Harry’s life revolves around William, about undermining his brother, when it’s the other way round. Henry went to pay a tribute to his grandmother in his private capacity as a blood relative, all of which being totally unrelated to the Wailses’ photo circus show.

      William and Kate have ridiculed themselves to irretrievable lengths because of their own lack of pragmatism, lack of sincerity towards the departed Queen, and megalomaniac willingness to appear virtuous and righteous, when they don’t give a bat shit. Their dysfunctional public appearances cannot be blamed on Harry, who kept his personal homage sober and simple.

      1- The Queen is buried in England? Hubris Karen and Bully choose -against elementary practicality, cost-effectiveness and environmental concerns – to fly their vapid asses away to Wales, just because?

      2- Katren Middleton, the Consort in waiting, turns up dressed in a spectacularly coagulated-blood colored Victorian velvet attire, oozing Biblical Jezebel vibes, and wearing the type of high heels that would have been more suitable for a swinger’s dungeon’s after midnight party, and it’s Harry’s fault?

      3- Harry is free to enter and leave England and honor whoever he wishes, regardless of William’s documented pathology.

  14. Duch says:

    If I had read this story in a novel I just wouldn’t believe it. They laid flowers on a chair?? 10 minute ceremony? A visit to a seaweed factory tacked on, with creepy smiles (that no one returned)? Meanwhile a simple, quiet visit to the chapel was “calculated choreography”?

    I’ve been following this saga for years now, and this is just one very weird chapter.

    • seaflower says:

      I can’t get over the 10 minute ceremony. Seriously (or unseriously), how pathetic are these two?

      • Becks1 says:

        I actually don’t don’t even think it was a ceremony. I think they just went to the chapel and saw her picture and that was it.

      • Jais says:

        Yep, they went in, saw her picture and then made sure they were photographed looking at her picture😂

      • Feeshalori says:

        Because it makes sooo much sense to fly over 200 miles away to look at her picture when her actual gravesite is right at their doorstep to visit. It’s the height of irony that Harry, who lives thousands of miles away now, makes a visit to his grandmother’s gravesite whereas the local Wales fly to Wales to supposedly honor her. It just.does.not.make.sense.
        It’s really a sad state of affairs when a simple act of honoring a family member is perceived as the height of insult to these attention-grabbing and self-centered adolescents. I can’t even wrap my head around this anymore over these unhinged people.

      • kirk says:

        10 minutes to look at a photo in a chair is not a “ceremony” even in Tom Sykes’s unhinged mind. I’m counting < 50 people in the "crowd" based on ~3×12 estimate. This isn't the first time WanK have been late with helicopter due to fog, but this one looks super stupid because they had to burn fuel circling to land to show off an ecosensitive seaweed operation.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      @Duch: the chapters get more weird by the minute. Makes you cringe at what may be coming.

    • Cessily says:

      They truly wanted to be stars in their own grief production didn’t they? Sadly it just made them look beyond pathetic. I have to wonder how much the entire #royalpettytour is costing the subjects?

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      “ If I had read this story in a novel I just wouldn’t believe it. They laid flowers on a chair??”

      A stool. They laid the flowers on a stool. The late queen doesn’t even merit an actual chair. So happy to see how they commemorated her 96 years on earth and her 70 years of royal service…with a paltry stool.

      How. Are. They. So. Bad. At. This.

      • Feeshalori says:

        If there was a bust or a statue of the late queen that was being unveiled as a memorial and they laid the flowers on the pedestal or base that’s more understandable. But to jerry rig a stool and her photo as a makeshift memorial is just out of amateur school. I hope they at least dusted off the stool if they had to get it from a closet. It’s absolutely insane.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Duch, you need to give them credit for all of their work! They also signed (or viewed?) a guestbook! Probably counted that alone as a separate engagement.

  15. Jais says:

    On Friday, William did a surprise visit about homelessness on the same day as the Well Child Awards. His first work in months. Nowhere anywhere did you read that Harry was seething or mad that William upset the careful choreography. Bc Harry probably just shrugged. William was actually trying to upstage.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      That’s right, I almost forgot and when it was first reported it was clearly Willnot trying to upstage Harry. It was so much a dud that it was forgotten and maybe he has his own Baldrick saying: “I have a cunning plan.” Thanks for the reminder.

  16. Amy Bee says:

    I have no doubt that William and Charles are upset about Harry going to St. George’s Chapel. Everything was carefully choreographed and here comes Harry to steal the show. According to the DM, Harry’s visit was his own initiative meaning he didn’t ask the Royal Family for permission nor did they invite him to visit. It was interesting to see the BP spin that other Family members visited as well after it was known that he was there. They were blindsided but at least the good sense to keep the focus on the Queen this time. The press is trying to smear Harry by saying he made a lonely visit and that he looked disheveled but they’re just doing that because they lost access to him.

    • Miranda says:

      That’s such a stupid way to go about attacking Harry, anyway. Wow, he looked sad and a bit out of sorts while visiting his beloved grandmother’s grave? How is a person supposed to look while performing that grim task? Should he have taken style cues from Kate and worn a hot pink suit and eye-fucked every camera in sight?

  17. SAS says:

    Of course he thinks that because that’s how he and Kate operate.

    Meanwhile Harry is Donald Draper’s “I don’t think about you at all” moment.

  18. Miranda says:

    – William, basically.

    This is absolutely unhinged, there is something seriously wrong with him. If William insists upon taking whatever Harry has, he should try “stealing” Harry’s idea of getting some proper mental health care.

    • Snuffles says:

      My theory, which I occasionally state here, is that when William suffered his traumatic brain injury at age 8 (hit in the frontal lobe with a gold club, required surgery), it affected his ability to regulate his emotions. His persistent fits of rage is a symptom of that. The trauma of losing his mother and never getting therapy or any amount of emotional support from the people around him made things worse. Add to that a lifetime of being told he’s the special anointed one since birth and never being held accountable for anything he did wrong. Add to that the institution’s obsessive need to cover up anything that would make them look bad.

      I don’t know if anyone or anything can unravel that. Especially if there is no one around him encouraging him to get help. In fact, there are probably plenty of people around him egging him on, especially the press. He’s just too up his own ass to see it.

      • Cali says:

        I think William showed signs of petulance and lack of self control way before the golf club incident.
        He’s always been kind of a jerk even as a child.
        No wonder everyone depended on Harry as the Spare to prop him up. If the Royal Family had treated Harry a little bit nicer than he probably would have continued to make them and William look good.
        Harry left imho not because of how poorly he was treated but the appalling way in which his wife and child were hung out to dry.
        Glad Harry was able to escape.

      • Snuffles says:


        All very true. I forgot to add the fact that Diana threw herself down the stairs while she was pregnant with William. I’ve seen references where she mentioned how bruised up her abdomen was after she did that. Add to that the fact she was in a constant state of emotional trauma due to the fact Charles was cold, callous and cheating on her the whole time. Womb trauma is a real thing. It can also be a cause of emotional dysfunction.

        But I agree that William isn’t suited for the job and should really abdicate his position because he’s on his way to becoming a despot.

      • Jan says:

        Cain was a brat before that, from a toddler his mother was calling him William the Basher.
        He is jealous, vindictive and petulant like father, got the height from his mother.
        Yes he does need therapy.

      • kirk says:

        I don’t know anything about physical trauma suffered by Willy. But I firmly believe adherence to the hierarchical principle is not helping this crew at all. They’re stuck with it though, along with unearned entitlement and privilege resulting in emotional imbalances from inability to cope in modern world.

  19. HK9 says:

    Harry is a class act to the end.

  20. What a pompous ass is Peg. Harry went to pay his respects to his grandmother whom he loved. He didn’t go to piss anyone off that’s your way of doing things Peg not Harry’s. So Peg go back to whatever palace hole you hide out in and throw pillows and lay down on the floor and continue with your tantrums.

    • Lorelei says:

      It’s the usual projection. Because it’s WILLIAM who can’t fathom doing anything without considering how it could make Harry look bad or upset him, somehow. William is really getting more Trumpian as time goes on.

  21. Nic919 says:

    As with everything else, it is William and Kate who are the outliers. Harry went to the chapel and left flowers, which is what others including Edward and Andrew did. Others attended a private service near Balmoral ( which was longer than 10 minutes)

    Only W and K created a whole trip celebrating themselves and their ascension to the Wales title while pretending they cared about the queen.

    Charles made the sure the media knows that William was the problem here. The showboating was never done in the past but William thinks he knows better.

    • Eurydice says:

      The truly weird thing is that W&K’s trip might have achieved their goals if they’d actually planned and executed it properly. They’re always announcing grand plans, but the results are always a fizzle.

      So true about Charles – he’s all, “You’re Prince of Wales now, you’re a big boy, handle it.”

      • Jay says:

        I wonder why the Wails chose a helicopter at all – they could have stayed in Wales the night before, then done a whole day of events from there, starting with a memorial service and then “carrying on the Queen’s legacy” of service. There would have been several different photos that they could use to show they are “back to work” and pitching in. They might even do their normal trick of parcelling out photos from these events for use later, to try and compete with Invictus coverage.

        If they were looking for contrast with Harry or anyone else in the family, that would have been it. Instead, they look like useless dilletents, flying in and delaying a ten minute service for more than an hour, then complaining about the lack of media coverage.

    • windyriver says:

      My cynical theory is, rather than the seaweed farm (and lifeboat station) visit being tacked on, that’s actually one reason W&K chose that church in Wales, because it was nearby the farm where they wanted to go. One of last year’s ES winners is connected with that farm, Will is going to NYC next week for the ES Innovation Summit. I remember being surprised how quickly that DB article came out; it’s possible it was out Friday afternoon, and part of the reason KP was so pissed off is because it overshadowed publicity about the seaweed farm visit (a cute little girl gave Kate flowers, and cute little boy gave Will a jar of honey, and they had a boat ride). Whether or not this part is true, agree the fact they were in Wales at all was all about them and their receiving the titles after TQ’s death.

      And then there’s the bit about traveling hundreds of miles by helicopter to celebrate a sustainability initiative…

    • Eurydice says:

      @windyriver – then, that’s another example of inept planning. They could have visited the seaweed farm anytime, they could have publicized the visit, specifically tied it to Earthshot and to Wales. And they could have just gone to the chapel, as Harry and others did, and paid their respects to Granny. But they trapped themselves by announcing weeks ago that they would do something special for the death-anniversary, they patched together something nonsensical (what does seaweed have to do with Elizabeth) and then flubbed the execution – it wasn’t special for them, for Elizabeth or the seaweed.

  22. Pix says:

    Articles like this make William look like a narcissist and simply very silly. If he owns/influences these press bots, he needs to tell them to make him seem cooler and chill. He’s been coming off as an angry child for years.

  23. Eurydice says:

    No amount of ass kissing by the press can hide the difference between the two brothers. Harry is capable and William is inept. Imagine if H&M had decided to do that event in Wales. They would have gotten there early, they would have visited local charities and businesses, they would have brought gifts and they would have tied the event to Elizabeth in a specific way so to honor her memory. That’s careful choreography – not Will’s bumbling around like a circus bear.

  24. Blithe says:

    This is truly cray cray. Harry —unobtrusively— did something that most people would view as “normal”, commonplace, and quite low-key. Why on earth would William want anyone at all to know that he feels upstaged by something that people do every day — to respectfully acknowledge a deceased loved one? And why on earth would Tom Sykes put himself in the middle of it with a deranged piece like that — calling MORE attention to both the crazinesses and the laziness that seems to be pretty much all that William has to offer?

    Yet again, I struggle to imagine William as a monarch— without the structure that Charles brings to the mix.

    • zinjazin says:

      Yeah Charles is at least structured and disciplined and understands what is expected of him in his role.
      William seems to have little grasp on that imo. He seems driven by emotions and seems to have really bad advisors around him. Everything he does seems to be only for show.
      And Kate is just a vapid shallow floozy imo she has absolutely nothing to offer to the situation. Just preoccupied with her hair and hoarding as many expensive clothes as possible in order to assert her status and lord it over everyone.
      They need to grow up and act like adults imo.

  25. FancyPants says:

    How was Harry’s visit supposed to be “designed to undermine his brother’s carefully scheduled appearance” when nobody would even know about it if not for some random tourist posting a pic?? Ugh, these people reek of desperation.

    • kelleybelle says:

      And as if anyone gives a tin shit what William thinks anyway.

    • Lizzie says:

      Carefully scheduled appearance that his brother was one hour late for a 10 minute something. Thought it was a slap in the face to the queen who was genuinely religious and regularly attended. They were disrespectful and lazy to not have a full service. They only showed op for a photo op.

      • Lorelei says:

        Good point! 😂 If that tourist hadn’t randomly happened to get the single photo of Harry, none of this would have happened. And W&K threw off Harry’s entire vindictive timeline by being an hour late. The stupidity would be funny if William wasn’t going to be the actual king someday.

  26. Eliora says:

    Either William is making the royal family look like a petty lowbrow trash, or the press is doing that on William’s behalf. Imagine being so spoiled and undignified that you howl about spotlights and attention on the one year anniversary of your beloved grandmother’s death.

    William and Kate are surrounded by the absolute worst strategic thinkers. Because if they really are committed to this asinine fued, then a better response would have been to say that they were glad Harry found his *own small* way to honor their late grandmother. This low key shade would have conveyed the sentiment that they still don’t eff with Harry, all while making W&K look gracious (to their fans). Just a bunch of dumb*sses in that camp frfr.

    • SarahCS says:

      To your first point I would say both.

      We’ve seen time and again that WanK can’t plan their way out of a paper bag and his anger issues mean that as soon as he’s annoyed by something he’s ranting to anyone who will listen. I imagine he feels powerful knowing he can say things and see them immediately written and shared.

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      This. If I were running the Wales’ PR team, I would attempt to minimize H&M. That’s just common sense. Instead, we see this constant focus and it doesn’t make any sense. This article should have been all about W&K (how they mourn, how they’ve adjusted to their new roles, whatever), but it’s still only about their feelings on Harry. It’s the worst PR campaign ever.

  27. Audrey says:

    You just can’t make this s#it up.

  28. Kim says:

    Who TF gets mad about their brother paying respects to their grandmother? Every time Harry can move around England in stealth mode, William gets engorged with rage. Remember when Harry showed up to that trial and no one knew he was even in the country? If it were up to William, Harry would be permanently, officially exiled from the United Kingdom and not allowed to step foot there.

    He’s also big mad that they haven’t figured out where Harry’s staying or with whom. Starting to wonder if Charles and Harry have some sort of truce because how IS Harry moving around so stealthily in England?

  29. Marley says:

    Kaiser, thank you for sparing us the sight of Kate’s skin-tight jeggings she was wearing to the seaweed farm. “I’m so sporty and thiiiiiin!”

  30. Mrs. Smith says:

    Just so I’m clear — Harry’s arrival at St. George’s upstaged the Waleses when they were scheduled to arrive at their stunt event in Wales OR because W&K were an hour late? Hard to tell by Sykes reporting.

    Also LOL at Sykes outrage that Harry “simply walked in” to a public church. He just, just walked in! The audacity!

  31. Wow, those seaweed dudes are just not engaging with her at all.

    • one of the marys says:

      I zoomed in on their faces and they look so out of it. Are they bored, upset, pissed, sad? Wow these photos do nothing for Kate

    • Jay says:

      They were probably waiting all day! All of the Wails plans were delayed for an hour or so in the morning because of the helicopter problems, then they did a walkabout and took photos, then a complete change of clothes, hair and makeup for Kate before rolling up to meet the seaweed farmers. And I somehow doubt that anybody from team Wails would be calling ahead or apologizing – that’s for normal folks! I’m betting those guys just stood around for hours, thinking about all of the things they could be doing instead, but they are trying to get some publicity for their business, so they are collectively putting on the best game face they can manage and silently vowing revenge.

      • Jais says:

        All of this. They’d sat around for however long on a Saturday waiting for the wales to show up. And then when the couple finally shows up, they have to nod and smile as piano jazz hands does her thing.

  32. Nanea says:

    “Prince William thinks”

    Well, maybe he should’nt – because clearly neither he nor the gold-plated advisers are capable of actually doing it.

    Problem solved, case closed.

    Easy as that.

  33. Chantal says:

    There’s definitely some truth to this. In Willy Wonka’s eyes, Harry’s continual refusal to bow down and be a scapegoat and/or go hide in a corner, beg for scraps and only be shown in public on rare occasions while doing all of W’s work uncredited and behind the scenes, will always be an escalation in his warped mind. W acts like he owns Harry. C-Rex does too, although to a seemingly lesser extent. Both Harry and Meghan’s family (the Markles) react and treat them like runaway slaves they’re desperate to recover. Their butthurt attitudes won’t change anytime soon, esp with a vicious and greedy instigating press.

  34. Agatha says:

    The crazy thing is before Harry’s book I would have thought this article was bored journalists reaching for some sort of story, but now you have to wonder.
    I’m not sure how this will play out with the British public I think twusting “honoring your grandmother and beloved queen” into a fued story is a step too far amd people will side with Harry on this. No photographers just a stranger posting a photo. No interview or press release just a man visiting his grandmas grave. Whatever your opinion on his past actions Harry did the right thing here.

  35. Kaye says:

    “seaweed people” 🙂

  36. aquarius64 says:

    This is a preview of William’s reign: Joffrey Barathean 2.0. I’m glad Harry and Meghan got out of the UK and earn their own money. They would be dependant on Bulliam, like the rest of the family.

  37. Noor says:

    Tom Skyes is shocked but no one else is shocked that a grandson visited his grandmother’s grave. So did Prince Edward and Prince Andrew also shocked and upstaged William by the graveside visits.

    The quality of writings by Tom Skyes of the Daily Beast is deplorable

  38. sparrow says:

    All families are messy, and estrangements aren’t that uncommon, but when the BRF accuses one of their own in ths way, it comes out as below the belt; surely going to a church is above this mudslinging? We know someone who’s estranged from her sister and seethes about the flowers the sister leaves at their father’s grave, searching for ulterior motive. Not the place to undermine people. Who seeks to govern what and how Harry grieves or remembers? Awfully low and unbecoming.

  39. MY3CENTS says:

    WanK could really end the housing crisis in Britain with all the people living rent free in their heads.

  40. Becks1 says:

    If that chapel visit upstaged the Waleses, they’re going to be in for a rough ride here with Invictus.

    • Eurydice says:

      I saw another unhinged piece by Sykes (I think) about how Will upstaged the whole Invictus opening ceremony because he was on a podcast with family members. I was feeling particularly anti-stupid, so I didn’t pay much attention to it.

  41. Jay says:

    This gives us some nasty insight into exactly how KP and the Wails think: everything is a too clever conspiracy (like timing a visit to the chapel for The Other Brother’s helicopter touchdown in Wales, 230 miles away and an hour behind schedule), everything is being done to undermine them, and everything Harry does is somehow designed to show up his brother. It’s deranged, it’s narcissistic to a shocking degree, but I think this is really how they see things. It sounds exhausting.

    • Eurydice says:

      Obsession is hard work – maybe that’s why they need so many vacations.

    • Lorelei says:

      William seems so paranoid— to a disturbing degree. I’m not a mental health professional so I won’t even try to guess WTF is going on there, but the paranoia is definitely real with William.

  42. Over it says:

    I am dying at those pictures of Kate with the seaweed men , her face went from full on smiling like a hyena to oh shit they are so not into me In like less than a sec flat . 🤣🤣🤣🤣. Wank will forever be an asshat . It’s Harry granny too. He can visit her final resting place whenever he deems necessary. Wank and company can suck it.

  43. Layla says:

    Prince Keen Other Brother also thinks it’s okay that his mean girl wife obsessively copied the woman they both allowed to be abused,; that it’s okay to be seen parading around a paedophile; that it’s okay to bang his hands on the wall about christenings and birth certificates etc; that it was okay to label the trauma his mother suffered at the hands of the very press he is now in bed with as “paranoia”; that’s it was okay to first joke about the coronavirus and then hide that he had the virus from his nation; that it’s okay to constantly throw his children up as shields for his colossal f ups and that it’s okay to continuously make racist gaffes and comments and then parade around as if he’s some gallant hero hee hawing about saving the homeless whilst jetting around in his helicopter to his multiple homes so I don’t think he’s exactly the best judge of character

  44. sparrow says:

    The picture of those young men looking at Kate, bored. She has no charisma or i suspect no dazzling beauty in real life. The hands are always great fun, so there’s that.

  45. AOC says:

    Does anyone else see a similarity between Khate’s jacket and Melanie Trump’s “I DON’t really care do You?” Jacket in the seaweed factory picture or is it just me? Those men look Royally pd off, probably been standing around for hours waiting for this overpriviledged pair to grace them with their presence. Fog doesn’t last into the afternoon in summer

  46. one of the marys says:

    Harry is not at war with his family but William is raging inside his own head. At this point I imagine Harry feels only pity. I don’t think there’s anyone who can reach William now and no one invested enough to care.

  47. MsIam says:

    Next week we’ll see articles backtracking and saying “Oh William wasn’t really THAT upset with Harry, he was just surprised that’s all”. KP will see that this article makes William look like a crazy control freak, like someone who would attack his own brother or throw sh*t at his wife. I wonder if Charles’ camp is the one who set this article up because there are alleged quotes from them that make Charles sound Ike he had no problem with Harry going.

    • Lady D says:

      Camilla now has the time and the protection required to go after Willie and his equally useless wife. She probably spends an afternoon or two each month getting drunk with her vile ‘good friend’ Clarkson dreaming up ways to make W&K look stupider.

  48. BlueNailsBetty says:

    Harry goes to Windsor and quietly visits his beloved grandmother’s grave and probably said “hey” to his beloved grandpa, as well. He did not bring anyone else nor was there anyone to take official photos. The only photo is by some random who happened to be there.

    William and his current wife helo to Wales for a 1 hour delayed 10 minute service in which they awkwardly lay a bouquet of flowers *checks note, double checks notes* on a stool next to a *checks notes again, this can’t be right* photograph of William’s grandmother…while official photos of the event were taken…and submitted to the goddamn media.

    But somehow Harry is the bad guy?!?

  49. Elena says:

    Why are the heirs to the throne so massively insecure at all times? Tom Sykes writes tiresome formula articles about their events that always include someone to blame for them being “overshadowed.” Scapegoats have included the King, small children, a big Irish dog, Harry’s work, the conspiracy-theory-of-the-day, and on and on. What does that word even mean, that nobody should expect two 40-year-olds to carry out a successful event in their own right? Tom Sykes article comes across as displaying the Wales in the media as weak, insecure would-be leaders who act like they are afraid of their own shadows.

  50. BeanieBean says:

    They tacked on a trip to a seaweed farm??? So basically treated this trip like just another day. Wow, the gall. Way to ‘honor’ grandma. And only a lunatic would think that Harry had these two in mind when he visited his grandparents’ graves. His trip was planned long ago. W&Ks was planned last week.

  51. Pam says:

    W&K’s appearance might have been more successful had they chosen to come by ANY other means than helicopter. They would have been on time, at least. Also, I’m howling over how Prince Harry just showed up in a public place to honor his grandmother, but got TONS more press and acclaim. 😂

  52. Mary Pester says:

    Offs, will someone please give the incandescent bully boy a new but plug and a box of tissues, bullyam, go play by yourself until your a grown up and fit to be allowed out in public! This ISN’T about you or your fking vanity, it’s SUPPOSED to be about your, and Harry’s grandmother, and remembering her 70 year’s of service, you can’t even manage 70 days without screaming about harry! And please do explain why you were so afraid of a poor turnout for you and your photo op wife that you made sure that 600, yes 600 children were taken there to cheer you, believe me you vain little cretin, they were not cheering you, they were cheering another day of school! And as for a seaweed farm, were those bored looking young men explaining to you wife, that no, there were no sheep on the farm, and no, they hadn’t had a massive downpour, it was MEANT to be under water! Oh and the lionesses have a message for you, next time they reach a world cup final, please send Harry! You stick to rugby!

  53. Constance says:

    The whole damn country is obsessed with H&M…it is pretty funny but also sick as hell. Don’t they know how stupid they look lol

  54. Nerd says:

    So according to this article and others, Harry did what other royals did by going to the church where she is actually buried at to remember her, but for some reason William is incandescent with rage with Harry but none of the other royals who did the same thing? This article avoids focusing on the insane fact that William and Kate who supposedly live in Windsor, just miles away from where the Queen is buried, decided to remember her by flying in a helicopter two hours away from her to a place that is only attached to them because of the promotion they received when she died. It failed to talk about how a grown man baby tried to overshadow the death of the Queen, his grandmother, by attending a service that only lasted for ten minutes where they placed flowers next to a photo of her on a chair. The only aspect of that sad memorial for a woman who reigned for 70 years and was their family member was the one photo placed above a chair in a church, in a town 200 miles away from the woman who is resting in peace a few mlles from where they supposedly live together. That memorial was about Will and Kate and it had nothing to do with honoring the Queen, which they could have done all of this for in their own backyard if not a few miles away at the church she is actually buried at. He’s angry at Harry when he should be angry with himself and all of the other idiots he is surrounded by.

    • Chrissy says:

      From how it appears, the so-called honouring of QEII at that church (10 mins.) was of secondary importance to the longer visit to the seaweed farm. Yes, they took a 2-hour trip to Wales via helicopter to visit a sustainable seaweed farm. These twits, I’m sure, don’t see (or care) about the irony from an environmental POV, do they?

    • Feeshalori says:

      As I mentioned above, it’s so ironic that Harry from several thousand miles away makes the effort to privately visit the late queen’s gravesite, while the Waleses fly off 200 miles away in an act of self-aggrandizement when the site is practically on their doorstep and easy enough to visit.

  55. Interested Gawker says:

    After fulfilling his ongoing commitment to Wellchild, on the eve of the international games he devised to assist wounded soldiers to use sport as a means of rehabilitation and pride, the Duke of Sussex took time to privately pay his respects to the Commander in Chief under whom he served -who happens to be the self same grandmother who’s insignia was stripped from the uniform Harry was given to wear to the grandchild vigil last year.

    A blood prince, son of the reigning king, who’s unannounced visit to the chapel might have flown under the radar except for what one might consider the consequences of his maternal legacy; a tourist snapped a picture of him leaving, not unlike the hunger for candid photos of Diana.

    What should a “slimmed down monarchy” look like? What happens to those “leftover”? Harry conducts himself with dignity and continues to honour the relationships he has as a patron and and founder of his own philanthropic pursuits. He took the time to mark the anniversary of the death of his grandmother before he left for Germany. This is the sort of thing a king and his heir should look to with pride. Instead, they’ve done nothing but heap scorn and misery on Harry and his family and William is spending an eye watering amount of money (taxpayer money?) on harassment of Harry and Meghan and trying to embiggen himself in the social media outlets. And now “it’s war”? Give me a break. William needs to grow up and start taking his own life seriously, not nash his teeth over whatever Harry is doing.

    • ArtFossil says:

      Thank you for pointing out the military connection in Prince Harry’s visit to the Queen’s grave.

  56. Sunny O says:

    Tom Sykes’ purpose is to circulate pro-royal propaganda, and to circulate anti-Sussex propaganda.

    The Daily Beast should be ashamed of themselves for being in the propaganda business.

  57. bisynaptic says:

    It’s upside-down day in Tom Sykes’s—I mean, William’s—head, again.

    • Bee (not THAT Bee) says:

      It’s always upside down day in the media over there. Everything they accuse Harry and Meghan of is actually true about the royals. It would be fascinating if it wasn’t so dastardly.

  58. Bluenoser says:

    When you find fault in a grandson quietly and privately visiting his grandmother’s grave and leaving flowers, but not in the stunt by Pegs and Buttons, you have officially jumped the shark. Which Sykes did some time ago in any event.

  59. remy says:

    how is a grandson’s visit to his grandmother’s final resting place on the anniversary of her death a “shock visit?”

    • Well Wisher says:

      I share in this inquiry and suppose it is intended to come across as a shock that Harry would visit his Grandmother’s grave and leave flowers?
      Since he has his own personal memories, I fail to see the shock, it is not that those memories were marked for special inheritance….

  60. Visa Diva says:

    Just want to make sure I understand what they’re mad about this time.
    -Harry makes unannounced visit to St George’s Chapel to pay his respects. The Chapel staff knew he was there/coming because he visited the vault.
    -Tourist snaps picture of Harry leaving the chapel through a side door. Harry doesn’t acknowledge the picture and likely didn’t know it was taken
    -Picture gets published without Harry’s knowledge
    -This somehow “upstages” a 10 minute moment reflection in Wales

    People of the BRF and RR, I’m not a medical professional and I’m not going to diagnose you but this fixation isn’t healthy and you all need therapy.

    • Well Wisher says:

      An excellent observation, the father in this case sound reasonable by acceding that he no longer have a say in anything Harry does, unlike the brother whose bit to control or at least to control the way his brother is perceived is way-off the mark of proper acceptance..
      William is acting that he is the only one in ‘mourning’, so explain why he went 230 miles for a 10 minute service, instead of doing the obvious and lay flowers privately in Windsor?

      What about a truce? The attention that Harry is now receiving HAS nothing to do with his tattered ties with his brother and Kate, and everything to do with his idea of service…

      I suspect that Sykes gets the unfettered link to William because of his fixation on his brother who happens to live in the US…

  61. blunt talker says:

    I saw a statement written somewhere that said-the monarchy is really dead-they just keep the corpses dancing.

  62. AC says:

    This is the same Tom Sykes who wrote an article that WK sabotaged Invictus as they were releasing a podcast that same day. (Which literally no one cared about outside the UK. ). Because outside the UK, there were really huge crowds in Germany to support Harry and the Games and Invictus was everywhere on SM from Tik Tok to Twitter to Instagram.
    If they’re not stupid, they know they were overshadowed but don’t want to admit it.
    I’m glad Biden also announced the US delegation on the official White House site to support the Games.

    • Well Wisher says:

      Releasing the podcast simultaneously did not have the intended effect……
      Their behaviour has become monotonous and boring

    • Well Wisher says:


    • Eurydice says:

      Yes, that piece was even more unhinged, if possible. Sykes was gleefully claiming that one podcast was going to bump the Invictus games out of the headlines. It’s ironic that Sykes ended up overshadowing William by making this all about Harry. He could have just talked about the podcast and left Harry out of it, but that would have been boring

  63. BQM says:

    Part of the family was at balmoral which the queen loved. Harry and others visited St. George’s where she’s buried and where she worshipped. Will and Kate were in wales at a church, for 10 minutes, that she visited four times.
    They could’ve gone to Sandringham and visited the church there where she worshipped every Christmas. They could’ve visited polesden Lacey where she honeymooned. He’ll, if they wanted to travel they could’ve gone to Malta. The house she and Philip lived in is still there. Or visit the st Giles where she lay in state and the Britannia where she spent so much happy time in Edinburgh.

    It could’ve been a concerted family effort to commemorate the queen at places that meant something very personal to her.

  64. Oswin says:

    Claw hands are Khate’s new jazz hands, it seems.

    It’s bad when a man’s unannounced, private visit to his grandmother’s crypt can overshadow a coordinated media event for two working royals. You’re the next King, Willy boy. Shouldn’t you be able to interest your own people no matter what your brother does?

    Being King isn’t enough for Willy. He wants to be the Highlander, where there can only be one.

  65. tamsin says:

    Why is it not possible to cover how the royal family paid tribute to the late Queen on the anniversary of her death just by simply reporting on where each member was and what they did. It speaks to the fact that it was announced that it would be a day of private mourning for the family, so I can see perhaps the king getting a slightly bigger headline, but it shouldn’t be reported as a competition. The Rugby World Cup is occurring, so obviously there should be some coverage of that and the podcast with the royal patrons of rugby should be featured. However, that is of interest to mostly the UK, as they are discussing UK’s involvement. The podcast was for the UK rugby fans. There is no reason why the opening of Invictus should not also be covered as the UK vets are also involved. This stupid thing of covering the royal family as a soap opera where constant conflict is necessary reduces the BM to tabloid trash, not a news organization. Royals are all busy and involved this weekend should be the stance- not who is overshadowing who. So puerile, destructive, and unfair to everyone.

  66. QuiteContrary says:

    Lol Willy is just peeved because his own stunt was such a fail. He should direct his anger at his clueless staff.

  67. Marivic says:

    Why did William have to travel all the way to Wales to honor his grandmother on her death anniversary? He lives in Windsor, right? He could’ve just walked his way to her gravesite and honored her. What a PR mess!

  68. HuffnPuff says:

    The look on the guys faces’ says, “Oh boy. Our deadbeat parents are here…” Imagine becoming prince and princess of Wales and then just using the country for publicity stunts. I’m sure they would have been happier to see them if the couple had invested any time in their language or culture. Unfortunately Wales got the most ignorant couple representing them.

    This piece is obviously made up. I’m sure Willy thought this was the best idea to go to Wales and not to visit the queen’s grave.

  69. Alexxxflt says:

    Seeing H and W evolve and living these days, it amazes me how 2 brothers can be so different. Goes to show children are not blank slates at all, they’re different from the get go and parenting is just us trying to tame a wild jungle so it looks like a proper garden, sometimes the garden florish (H), sometimes it’s more like a wildfire (W).

  70. ales says:

    Who constantly feeds W gossip about H, who owns the voice in his ears, that is always creating a competition with H. Everyone assumes W is single-handedly attacking. It is pretty obvious that if W and H had a relationship, K would be revealed for being the vile, destructive person that she is. As long as H is kept away, she is like a pig in mud, slinging it everywhere and destroying any possibilities for H and M to have a relationship. Her relentless attacks on M are pure mean girl jealousy. Do not believe that at any time K has tried to be a peacemaker quite the opposite. She has the advantage, in her mind, as long as she keeps H and M away.

  71. Carolind says:

    I was at Wndsor Chapel and the Queen’s grave in March and it is not a 2 minute in and out thing but you do have to queue and then pass in a line. I wonder if Harry did this or if they put him through ahead of the queue? The latter I would think.

    Goodness knows why W and k went to Wales. The late Queen is buried at Windsor and died at Balmoral