Prince William & Kate appeared on Mike Tindall’s rugby podcast, how gauche

Prince William, Kate and Princess Anne made a special podcast appearance ahead of the Rugby World Cup. The podcast? The Good, the Bad & the Rugby, which is co-hosted by Mike Tindall, Anne’s son-in-law. The conversation was about the importance of sports in kids’ lives and how rugby has changed over the years. Anne has been patron of the Scottish Rugby Union for years. Kate took over the Rugby Football Union from Harry, who was a beloved patron of the English team. Meanwhile, William is patron of the Welsh Rugby League. A lot of the coverage from the podcast was about Kate admitting that she and William are hyper-competitive with each other.

In the episode, the prince and princess — who will be supporting different teams in the Rugby World Cup — addressed rumors of their competitiveness, a topic they both chuckled at.

“I’m really not that competitive. I don’t know where this has come from,” Kate told the hosts, including Haskell, who joked that if the couple played table tennis, it would “go on for hours and hours. I don’t think we’ve actually managed to finish a game [of] tennis, the two of us,” the princess continued. “It becomes a mental challenge between the two of us.”

William echoed his wife, adding that it comes down to “who can out-mental each other.”

When Mike asked if any of their competitiveness had passed down to their children — Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5 — the Princess Royal, 73, interjected to say: “Just a little bit, I would suggest.”

“What I think is really interesting is that they are all obviously very different temperaments,” Kate answered, adding that “they are growing and trying out different sports.”

“They’re obviously still really young,” she continued. “It’s going to be interesting to see how that grows and develops.”

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From what little we’ve seen of the kids at sporting events, it feels like Charlotte is the sporty one and George just goes along with whatever. I’m thinking about how Charlotte seemed really involved with the Wimbledon men’s final, and how her parents took her to see the gymnastics at the Commonwealth Games. Anyway, you can watch the whole video below, I skipped around to watch a minute here or there. Anne is natural and interesting, William is pompous and Kate’s got a horse tail stapled to the back of her head. The way no one in her life will tell her to blend that f–king hairpiece is really sad. Her accent is…[fill in the blank].

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  1. Lizzie says:

    Keeping Up With The Windsors.

    • Sam says:

      I have a few thoughts on this:

      Well, firstly, it’s incredibly pathetic that they need attention so desperately right now and are on such a trashy podcast.

      1. Why can’t they speak normal English? Although English is not my mother tongue, I understand it very well. Kate in particular mumbles so badly that it was really difficult to understand her.
      2. Either it’s inherent or she screams all day long that it sounds like her voice is breaking. Really weird..
      3. This whole podcast is so empty of any context, I didn’t understand the point. To fall asleep? After the podcast you are just as stupid as before.
      4. But at one point I almost burst. Willy seriously allowed himself to talk for minutes about the Paralympics and how they really came out in 2012, even though he clearly knows nothing about them. The motivation behind it was clearly to talk down the Invictus Games, which were founded in 2014. Such a pathetic child and so obvious.

      Like kaiser, I had to skip every few seconds, otherwise I would have fallen asleep…
      From my point of view this was a total flop.

      • tamsin says:

        Am I wrong? I think I read that Kate and William skipped the paralympics although the “young royals” were supposed to be Olympic ambassadors when they were in London.

      • Becks1 says:

        I’m pretty sure they did as well. I thought they went on vacation.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        The way Mumbles speaks now is contrived and fake – its not her natural way of speaking whereas with Anne and William it is. She’s not as bad as she used to be back when she first married in but its still hard to understand her. Also she seems to stick her bottom jaw forward when speaking, again its not natural.

        She has spend years trying to sound posher than the royals and is makes your ears bleed.

      • Nic919 says:

        William and Kate skipped the Paralympics in 2012 and went to France where the topless photo fiasco happened. The excuse given prior to the photos being printed was that they needed to prep for an upcoming tour. The photos essentially exposed that lie.

        So William is simply lying about doing anything for the Paralympics. He wasn’t there.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I don’t think I heard any complete sentences from Kate, yet alone fully thought out responses. Then again, I didn’t listen to the whole thing, just bits & pieces.

      • Jojo says:

        In 2020 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons during his three-day visit to the Games in the Netherlands said…

        “Since its inception in 2014, the Invictus Games has acted as the starting point for several injured war veterans to go onto the Paralympic Games, compete and, in some cases, win medals. The achievements of Paralympic champions such as Ellie Marks, Brad Snyder and Curtis McGrath – who all started out at Invictus – should act as inspiration for those who see their future in sport.”

        Invictus games are for recovering ex-service people who are participants in sporting events to facilitate their personal journeys of recovery & empowerment. The Paralympics are for competing athletes who just happen to have disabilities. Some Invictus participants go on to become athletes, most don’t.

      • PrincessK says:

        Kate must have taken elocution lessons that went badly wrong.

  2. Nubia says:

    She must get conscious of her accent around someone like Anne,her speech pattern is very controlled as she tries to keep it up. Even William and Harry sound less aristo than her.

    • Dot Gingell says:

      Anne and William are the ‘real deal’ so they must find it hard not to laugh at her fake accent.

    • Chloe says:

      I honestly find their accents weird sorry. Not just Kate’s (although hers is definitely the worst). I needed subtitles for the three of them. It was that bad. The queen was the poshest of them all but she always spoke clearly. So does Charles.

  3. Quinn says:

    Omg, you can see the line where her hair piece starts. That’s soooo silly! She needs to hire someone to install a weave or some good extensions. That hair piece thing looks cheap.

    • Eurydice says:

      It looks like Cousin Itt is sitting on her head.

    • Miranda says:

      In that last photo? I think it looks like she’s wearing those Halo-type extensions, where it’s basically just hair attached to an “invisible” headband. And not even one of the premium versions!

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        To my, very untrained, eye it looks like she’s wearing 2 wiglets. The big one at the back and a smaller one at the front that gives her the bangs.

    • Laura says:

      All I can see if just how incredibly tan she is!!!

      • goofpuff says:

        With the amount of vacations they do and how much she loves sunbathing, that’s not a surprise. But she is looks a little orange, so it may be fake tan.

    • Lola says:

      She needs Meghan’s extensionist.

      • Ameerah M says:

        Meghan doesn’t wear extensions. She doesn’t need them. She has naturally thick hair.

      • Julie says:

        Definitely. I think Meghan has recourse to extension like every single woman in hollywood does. She just wears them beautifully without overdoing it.
        The difference here is that Meghan never asked the palace to put out a statement denying the use of extensions. That’s why kate is mocked, the extensions themselves aren’t the problem.

      • @poppedbubble says:

        I also believe Meghan uses extensions. She just knows how (or who to go to) to make them look natural. Not that she doesn’t have thick or long hair, but I still think sometimes she uses them. And they look good unlike some people…

      • Taytanish says:

        There’s quite a few YouTube vids where Meghan’s hair is discussed or pictures of her as a young girl with a massive mane of curly hair on her. All these vids state that Meghan’s hair all is her natural hair. I mean she might wear a wig sometimes but that’s not mean what she has on her head is fake like what Kate wears.

      • The Old Chick says:

        Me so I’ll say the obvious. Only new posters say, meghan wears extensions! Nothing wrong though! Everyone else does it! Oh my fav everyone else in hollywood. M isn’t Hollywood, honey. Go back to your troll bridge.. She’s way beyond that. Weird how KP ‘fans’ are so trashy /s

        Meghan is known for her hair. She doesn’t wear wigs like the other one. The tone, the wording, you’re all the same every single time. I see you. B

  4. Missskitttin says:

    Her accent sounds fake and boogie wanna be

  5. Who can out mental the other is that what Peg said? What a fricken joke. Between them they don’t have two brain cells much less be able to out mental anything. This was a very crap attempt to compete with Megs podcast. They had to bring Ann in to help but considering it was Tindalls neanderthal podcast it’s not the flex they think it is.

    • Anna says:

      They have one brain cell each, and both are fighting for third place.

      • Joanne says:

        OMG, you made me laugh so much. I must remember that for future. What a great line.

      • Chantal says:

        @Anna Two brain cells seem generous 😂😂 Who were the blind women in Greek mythology who passed around that one eye so they could see? I always think of the Wails doing that with that one brain cell they have.

    • Christine says:

      LOL!!! You have nailed this.

      Also? If your ping pong game lasts for hours and hours, you don’t need to keep playing. You need a divorce lawyer.

      They never finished a game? That cracks me up, because I am imagining them incandescently throwing ping pong balls at each other, which as any person who has ever played knows, do not travel through air well.

  6. Brassy Rebel says:

    “Kate’s got a horse tail stapled to the back of her head.” Camilla must be so jealous.

  7. Amy Bee says:

    Keep in mind that this episode was done at the request of KP. KP has the copyright for the photos that were released.

  8. Becks1 says:

    I watched a few clips of this and first, why were they in Windsor? No one featured in the video lives in Windsor Castle. Were they using the monarch’s residence for a commercial venture for a royal affiliate? (mike tindall?) That seems very…..well, gauche, lol.

    Again, like all their desperation over the past few months/years…..this just fell flat. It was such an obvious attempt to try to overshadow Invictus.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      The same people who rabidly raged at the idea that Harry and Meghan would bring a Netflix camera team into Windsor Castle approved this podcast, the photos, and video.

      Hypocrisy must be exhausted by these people.

  9. Mslove says:

    I couldn’t watch the whole video. It was too cringe.

    • sparrow says:

      Personally have a policy of never watching her at all – the voice and the discomfort. The video is touched up, too, or highly lit to hell and back – Anne looks like she’s lost twenty years’ worth of wrinkles.

    • Marichendd says:

      I tried to flip through, stopped after less than a minute. So mundane… No wonder even Will looks as if he wanted to take a nap 🙂

    • VoominVava says:

      I thought Anne was pretty interesting at the beginning, but WHY was this video an hour long? Every time the camera went out to full view, Catherine was flipping her hair back. I have similar hair,and it drives me nuts how it falls forwards constantly if I wear it completely down.. in her position I’d have it partly up to avoid that issue.

      • Cairidh says:

        I just watched a short clip on twitter where they talked about their
        children’s school sports day. There was a parents race and William came second. He said at first he didn’t bother trying, he was just taking part, but then he realised he was ahead of everybody else except for one man, so he decided he had to try beat him. So he started running as fast as possible, but he didn’t manage to beat that man, he came second.
        That was typical William. Doesn’t bother trying except when he’s trying to beat somebody at being the best.

    • PrincessK says:

      I have not watched it at all and l won’t bother.
      Curious as to why Anne is there? To keep her son in law under control. She is compromising herself to help out Tindall, Willy and Katey.

    • Nadia says:

      Same. I couldn’t watch but a minute or so because I couldn’t understand a thing Kate was saying. The conversation was pointless.

  10. Rapunzel says:

    Omg.. the sugars are going wild thaf Will “winked” at Kate during the podcast… salivating over how “cute” they are. The fail has an article. 🤣
    They’re sitting so far apart on the same couch that you could fit two people between them, but sure, they’re so “in love.”

    • L84Tea says:

      Don’t you mean derangers? “Sugars” is a derogatory, and racist, name that hardcore derangers use on the bird app for Sussex supporters.

      • Rapunzel says:

        I meant derangers. I have always thought they were sugars to W&K. Didn’t realize they reserved the term for G&M supporters as a derogatory.
        I’m not on Twitter enough to know all nuances, sorry.

    • swaz says:

      Whatever love means 🤣🤣🤣 King Charles could not have said it better.

    • Nubia says:

      The way they lose it whenever he gives her the slightest bit of attention. Have you seen the reels they put together of their affection. Seeing how its been 12 years of marriage its really a joke the bare minimum their PDA is and not that its a must,but if you are going to do a reel make it genuine and not some condensed split second interactions.

      • Chloe says:

        I will say that from the clips i’ve seen on social media (i refuse to give them clicks) they seem at least ok with each other. Not because of their PDA but simple off hand comments that were made. Like kate saying that they like to try out different sports and how her and william started padel recently.

    • Nic919 says:

      There is more space between them than the podcast guys on the other couch.

      I frankly think Kate’s table tennis story is something that happened at St Andrews. They have not interacted in a normal way for years and the hands on parents can’t exactly be playing table tennis for hours while ignoring their young kids.

      No one can watch even brief clips and think these two don’t hate each other. William has more warmth speaking to his aunt.

      • Harper says:

        If Burger King could have sat on the armrest of that sofa he would have! Again, enough space in the middle to photoshop Rose in.

  11. Valerie says:

    William’s looks of disdain at Kate when she is speaking. He is picking lint off his jacket. Says it all.

    • FancyPants says:

      Combined with the way she seems to be desperately waiting the whole time for a chance to pipe in with something relevant…

  12. Jais says:

    All that green. Are they in the same room that was used for Archie’s christening pictures? I can’t listen. It’s too cringey. Again, idc if they do this podcast. Yippee good for them. It’s the obvious competing with IG. They shoulda saved this for a slow week and gotten more attention. And William has edged over all the way to the end of the couch away from Kate. He’s practically leaning off of it. He looks like a child.

  13. swaz says:

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are TRAILBLAZERS and that’s all I’ve got to say 😍

  14. girl_ninja says:

    The way Kate reference a parents race that she joined only seconds before it starting was hilarious, because she says she threw off her shoes and just jumped in. She was obviously referencing Diana and the famous footage of the parents race she took part in. There is nothing NOT obvious about Kate. She has no personality of her own. Just styles and pieces she’s picked off from other women. What a faud.

    Seeing Will trying hard not to sneer at her was interesting from the clips I watched.

    • First comment says:

      When I read about the incident from Kate, I thought the exact same thing… I don’t know if she really did it, but just mentioning this particular incident shows that she wants the comparisons drawn to Diana… she’s nothing but a constant copy machine.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I’ve only watched snippets but there are a few occasions where he’s trying not to laugh at her. She look soooo awkward most of the time.

    • Nic919 says:

      There is no way that happened. And the copying is just so weird.

      • Becks1 says:

        I feel like that’s one of the most famous stories of Diana as a mother. When I think of iconic pictures of Diana as a mother, I think of that race, and I think of her on the log flume ride.

        omg are we going to get pics of Kate on a log flume ride?? Maybe for their holiday card?

        Anyway such a weird story to copy because its so well known, the copying is just blatant.

      • Jais says:

        Kate’s wiglet on the log flume ride? Please, let her try it😂

  15. Brassy Rebel says:

    I can’t even bring myself to watch. 🫣

  16. Keres says:

    I didn’t watch but only saw photos. It looked like she was the only one not wearing a mic?

  17. First comment says:

    I refuse to give them any clicks so I didn’t watch it, just a few seconds here and there.. their effort to copy the Sussexes chemistry with light banter and jokes falls flat… Kate just kept touching her wiglet and laughing…William was holding the armchair for dear life, so long as to keep the space from his wife. Mike is very annoying and literally exploits his royal connections … it was supposed to be a podcast for rugby but it gave the impression that it was simply a way to make the wails more relatable and funny to the public. And I couldn’t understand her while she was mumbling…🙄🙄

  18. julie says:

    who the F is watching is ? seriously are they buying bots? it has 1.5M views already!!
    (disclaimer, i didnt click on the video, they dont need my views )
    Could i please direct you to the Invictus Games Opening ceremony (25k views) or the Harry’s speech (40k) ? we need to bring these figures up!

    • equality says:

      Are views counted only one time per person or every time anyone watches? They probably have employees that play it on a loop over and over. Those KP people need something to do.

      • Julie says:

        1.5 M is far too much to be employees manually clicking
        its either bots or just racist people worldwide uniting to watch them
        its ridiculous that invictus has such low viewer counts, i know that they are people with integrity and would never stoop down to bots but its disheartening all the same.
        Invictus is such a big deal and ive barely seen coverage in the news or online unless i specifically search out for it

      • Harper says:

        The fact that the views are so high so quick, and that the bots are out telling everyone to compare and contrast the podcast view numbers with the Invictus view numbers indicates that those views were purposely pumped up to gain another supposed win over Harry this weekend.

        Also, I only watched bits, but as rugby patrons, shouldn’t they have been talking about the rugby teams, the players, the great games? Instead, this came off as just lame publicity for the Keens and their personal lives. Look at me! I did sports as a Middleton. Charlotte and George play too! Ping pong, beer pong, blah, blah, blah.

    • Kp says:

      STOP WORRYING ABOUT VIEWS!! Y’all are falling into the trap. These are two completely different topics and spheres! of course a podcast with 3 royals is gonna get some views. It’s no big deal. Just like Harry’s Colbert interview and Meghan’s Ellen interview got millions of views.

      Invictus is a specific event. It’s not gonna get millions of views y’all.
      It didn’t last year or the years before except for a few viral videos of Meghan introducing Harry and Harry worrying about the Queen..

      Stop letting the trolls get you insecure about Invictus, Harry or anything else. There’s literally high level government officials supporting it and talking about bidding for future games. Like all this other stuff doesn’t matter. Just promote anything Invictus and keep it moving.

    • San Diego says:

      YouTube and Instagram keeps pushing it… everytime I refresh my page it’s recommended. They definitely have a deal with the media. Honestly I’ve hardly seen any news on Harry besides here and it’s a shame. IG should be getting a heck of a lot more coverage than these fools. I think this is what they meant when they kept saying that W&K won… they have the media,

    • Julie says:

      Julie! C, H, A and I have all missed reading your delusions! You and I know very well how genuinely popular the Prince and Princess of Wales, aka Real Royals are! Sounds like more jealousy.

  19. equality says:

    Got only partway through before being too bored to continue. Ironic how Will natters on about learning to lose and to not be arrogant while playing team sports. All of them just ramble on without much edifying to say. Anne just fell into being a rugby patron because she had nothing better to do that week and basically seems to rate it as just an OK sport?

  20. ThatsNotOkay says:

    No interest in the podcast or in giving them clicks. The stills are more than enough to deter people from joining the sport of rugby. Wait, what? That’s not the goal? They are trying to PROMOTE the sport, with an octogenarian, a bloated, crass, and sexually-assaulting ex-player, and two out-of-touch, holier-than-thou, weird-bodied artistocrats who do nothing all day but praise the aroma of their own farts. Missions…accomplished, I guess?

    • Mary Pester says:

      @thatsnotok, nah, the only thing they were promoting was Kates wiglet maker and plastic. Please tell me she really thought people wouldn’t notice the difference in hair length and color, or the difference in her face shape and skin tone between this and her appearance in France, Will no one think to buy the SWF a mirror 😂😂

  21. EasternViolet says:

    I skipped though it. Anne was at least insightful at the beginning, but all sincerity was flushed when William starts talking about some “incredible” race at the para olympics. GIVE ME A BREAK. I guess he’s going to be the big champion for that now… I wonder why, hmmm?

  22. Lily says:

    She speaks like her jaw is locked. Can’t understand half of what she says.

  23. India says:

    Why is Kate constantly flicking her hair?

    • Bobbie says:

      I noticed the same thing. She’s so weird and can’t even talk and sits there flipping her hair all the time. I can’t even understand how she can have trouble talking about sports. I thought that was her one thing. It’s just absurd. She seems like a malfunctioning robot. And also what a boring podcast. I watched for a few minutes and got bored and went to when Kate the robot talked and got bored again.

    • Jaded says:

      She’s always done that. I think it’s her comfort zone. I recall a Remembrance Day service she was at where she looked utterly bored and twirled her hair constantly (she was big into sausage curls at the time).

  24. Ameerah M says:

    “I’m really not that competitive, I don’t know where that comes from”. Girl, BYE. You have spent the better part of five years attempting to compete with your sister-in-law.

    • Layla says:

      @ameerah m not to mention she literally copied the exact look that Meghan wore a year ago to compete with Meghan’s upcoming IG looks literally hours after this farce

    • Tessa says:

      And she competed with women who she thought were threats to her future with William. She dressed up like Jecca for a while.

  25. Jemimaleopard says:

    Thought it was against Protocol to cross your legs?! Both Anne and Kate have their legs crossed – what happened to the ‘Duchess Slant’ ?

    • May says:

      That is only required of biracial duchesses.

    • HeatherC says:

      I remember when they were screeching about Meghan’s legs being crossed at the knee, and how unroyal it was and some blah blah about protocol when IN THAT SAME PICTURE RIGHT BEHIND MEGHAN Anne had her legs crossed at the knee as well.

      • May says:

        Yes, @heatherc. When the Press was bitching about Meghan crossing her legs they only released a cropped portion of the photo that did not show Anne seated on the other side of the Queen doing the same. It was only about a year later that the entire photo was released. This was a great example of the British tabloid press knowingly lying by omission and manufacturing outrage against Meghan.

  26. Lau says:

    Man podcasting is bad only when it’s Meghan doing it isn’t it ?

    • Jais says:

      Mike and Zara do a lot. Peter too for that matter. He’s literally doing an ice rink at KP for the holidays. And obv they do not at all get the push back that Harry and Meghan do.

  27. ArtFossil says:

    I’ve been riveted by the Twitter coverage of Invictus and have teared up many times.
    So on the day of Harry’s arrival and the Opening Ceremony, I was fascinated by the Daily Mail’s coverage of this podcast, which was front page most of the day.

    These quotes from William (in the DM article) got my blood boiling:
    William: “The only time I’ve ever cried when watching sport was when Zara won I think it was the European championship. I was down in Exmore at the time camping. We were all huddling around the phone watching it. She was there she was blubbing away the flag was going up. I was in pieces.’
    Kate added: ‘I can remember because you came back and said I’ve never been so proud of anyone.’ [Zara’s win was in 2006 or so I think.]

    So, on a day honoring the incredible efforts and accomplishments of the Invictus athletes, the only thing sports thing William has ever choked up over is an equestrian event Zara was in? And he’s “never been so proud”?

    And then William made it worse by referring off-handedly to the Paralympics: “The Paralympics particularly, that was a huge moment for disability sport taking off and it obviously got bigger and bigger since then.”

    But in a podcast about the power of sports, no mention of Invictus. Even though veterans from the UK and four other Commonwealth nations (Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Nigeria (new this year) are competing.

    • Jaded says:

      That reference to the Paralympics was egregious, as if he was somehow the originator of what’s now the Invictus Games and trying to steal the limelight from Harry. But what do you expect from someone like Willnot who hasn’t done anything but avoid work and live a louche lifestyle off taxpayers’ money.

    • Laura D says:

      I remember William and Princess Karen’s support of the 2012 Paralympics. They skipped them in order to go on holiday to prepare for some tour or another. Because they skipped them we got to see those grainy photos of Kate parading around topless! I’m still bitter there was more made of those photos than there was about them skiving off and avoiding doing what we’re paying them for: “Show up and Smile.”

      As for the podcast. I haven’t listened. I did see a clip on X (formerly known as Twitter) and what struck me is how Princess Karen interrupted and talked over William. It’s not the first time I’ve seen her do that to him and it made me think she really does believe she’s the top “royal” no matter whose company she’s in.

      • May says:

        @laurad, Kate and William had been slated to attend, at the very least, the opening ceremony of the Paralympics and Kensington Palace put out a statement that they were not able to do so because they were busy preparing for their upcoming trip. We only found out that they had actually gone on vacation after Kate was photographed. William’s reference to the paralympic games just disgusted me because it is as though they are trying to rewrite history and make it appear as if they not only supported the games but attended them as well.

    • Lorelei says:

      William really doesn’t realize how obvious his bullshit is, does he? As if no one will know how pointed that particular comment was, since the IG are going on RIGHT NOW? He is an idiot of the highest order.

    • Cairidh says:

      William had probably been told to mention the paralympics at some point, to divert attention (re disabled athletes) away from Invictus and Harry. He was just dropping it in, when he felt he could.

      The thing that stuck out for me with that anecdote was… William was camping? In rainy Britain? The man who loves luxury holidays? Was it an army exercise? Was he staying with friends? And Kate wasn’t there? So who was he with?

  28. Ina says:

    What a boring bunch of unrelatable stiffs trying so hard to be interesting and relevant. And Kate with that grating fake accent and so self-conscious—-cringe!

  29. Dora says:

    Apologies, I’ve been immersed in work so I’m confused. What is the purpose of this podcast/interview. Did their team win something or was featured on something. I’m totally lost. 🫤

    • Aigroeg says:

      I think the British Media pushed back and said if you don’t want IG on front page, give us something, anything!

      And that is what they came up with.

      You mentioned the frat girl hair flipping thing, what about the foot kicking and cutting off Anne right out of the bat?

  30. Chaine says:

    Especially after seeing everyone else speaking and responding so knowledgeably about this sport, Kate comes off as woefully ineligible to be a patron of a national team. And omg, my literal cringe when she compared playing a game outside in the cold to “adversity,” and then later she talks about how much she loves swimming in the cold, yikes, the heights of her privilege and she barely realizes it.

  31. Grandma Susan says:

    Just saying… IMHO Tindall is a crude thug. He is jarringly out of place in the royal family.

  32. Tila says:

    I honestly found this video so disturbing. I did not realise just how unattractive Will is to look at in motion. I guess this is what happens when you are rotten at the core.

    • Iolanthe says:

      Charmless as he is , I couldn’t help feeling sorry for William . It can’t be easy to be shackled to that shallow woman . He looks trapped. The difference between the way he lights up and laughs with his aunt and the three men ..and then Kate butts in and he just cringes and shuts down .. no affection , no pride , just pure embarrassment . I sympathize ..that female is like a cardboard cut out . And what’s with the incessant foot twirling and hair tossing ..she is so fidgety that it is borderline disrespectful. Tindall isn’t to the manor born either but even he came across as sort of likeable. Anne , as is expected of a royal, knows how to keep still , without twitching like a marionette . Somebody tell this plastic apology for a married in princess that her best shot Is to speak only when spoken to and to keep her answers to single sentences .

      • Sportie says:

        @Iolanthe I get what your saying but I kinda see it differently. I’ll preface it by acknowledging that Kate is not a nice person and has chosen to play the BRF “game”, everything negative coming her way is earned. However, I think when it comes to this misogynistic & dysfunctional family, married in women are not respected and never accepted as an equal or actual member of the family. Add into the mix, she isn’t of the peerage and she’s even more disposable to this family. I think she’s damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t and because she knows that Will is impossible to please she’s nervous and on eggshells all of the time. She reminds me of an abused animal/person when around their abuser. Doesn’t excuse her poor performance but it sheds a light into their dynamic.

      • Nic919 says:

        Sophie doesn’t come off like this when she’s in public. And if the issue is that William hates her guts then she needs to get some dignity and get a divorce. Can’t feel bad for someone who stays in it for the money. She doesn’t respect herself and the rest don’t either.

      • Tessa says:

        Mike t is not likeable he made ugly comments about harry. He is also an opportunist.

      • Iolanthe says:

        Sportie , damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t describes Meghan, not Kate . Whenever Kate goofs up there’s an army to make excuses and she is protected at every turn . She isn’t a victim or abused..where she sits is where she fought to get to . Catch anyone knocking her off her perch en route to the throne . I cannot sympathize at all , she and William are obviously not together and if she had an ounce of self respect , which she hasn’t, she should get out and get a life.

      • Iolanthe says:

        Mike Tindall isn’t a shining example but in this case he knows his subject, isn’t putting on an act or an accent, and in this particular group chat he was palatable. Kate must be the biggest fake that got through those doors since Anne Boleyn . I play sports in the rain , I swim in freezing water , I run barefoot..I am surprised William hasn’t run for the hills ages ago .

  33. Cristina M says:

    WOW! I think if ANYONE was puzzled about the headpiece, this video CONFIRMS 80% of her hair isn’t real or hers at all. It is so SOOOO poorly attached to her head.

    It is really embarrassing!

    • Lorelei says:

      She has ALL of the resources in the world. Why on earth is her hair so poorly done? All the time?

      I cannot get over how bad that enormous mop looks from this angle.

  34. @poppedbubble says:

    I speed watched this solely for the WK interaction. Interesting. For the most part Will does not hold Kate’s gaze. He looks down and fiddles. Did he ever smile when she said something? Contrast with the laughs and eye contact with everyone else, including Anne. When Anne spoke, he held her gaze and rarely looked away.

    When Will was speaking, however, he did know enough to look at Kate, though he didn’t hold the gaze for long. He even gave at least one compliment to Kate. It looked like he can’t tolerate it when she’s speaking, but is “okay” if she’s there and he’s speaking.

    Kate’s posture was so stiff and she never relaxed. Also, she is one of the types that will suck all of the air out of the room. Each time there was a “lively” moment and she spoke, it felt like drag on a plane.

    • SunnyDays says:

      Thanks @poppedbubble. I couldn’t bring myself to watch it or give them clicks but this is what I’m interested in…their dynamic is so telling. Will can’t even pretend anymore.

  35. QuiteContrary says:

    My takeaway: Kate and William might not want to talk about trying to “out-mental” one another because the inappropriate jokes just write themselves.

  36. Pam says:

    My God, the hair is two different colors! And yes, perhaps William could TRY to pretend he respects his wife, the mother of his children.

  37. Sportie says:

    I have to wonder, did Anne jump in to answer the question directed at Kate/Will re: their kids competitiveness because she was afraid of their answering it wrong/detailed (ie. yes competitive). Anne is media savvy and knows that the tabloid media will jump on that kind of answer and compare it to the H&M vs W&K dynamic that they thrive on.

  38. Linney says:

    I don’t know how anyone can criticize Kate for this video. She might have been saying the most brilliant, amazing things! Unfortunately, no one can tell, because no one can understand a thing she is saying! What a disaster!

  39. ales says:

    What language is the narcissistic dunce speaking, what a waste of space. Why is she part of this, she adds absolutely nothing. Wearing 12 inch heels and multiple wiglets just to sit down is so trashy and clueless…. The others sound intelligent, especially Ann, mumbles should not have been included. Anyone notice that the dunce is sitting on a cushion to make her appear to be taller and larger than W. That accent is so fake and embarrassing, it is definitely not aristocratic. It is grating and creepy. Hilariously she could give speech lessons to Mike Tindall to speak like her. He has no problems being himself, she is an absolute joke.

    • kelleybelle says:

      Kate loves to pepper her speech with “sort of,” which makes it sound even more senseless than usual. “Wish I was there in paason.” Ugh.

  40. Kat says:

    She has not got a clue about rugby has she?
    Lots of head tossing and hair flicking and why the high heels?

    • Cairidh says:

      To look attractive in front of William. She doesn’t live with him, so when she does meet him, she dresses up, to look sexeee. Hair flicking and head tossing is a flirting gesture many women use. To draw attention to their hair. Her long hair was always said to be one of the main things William liked about her, so she especially likes to draw attention to it, when he’s there.

  41. HuffnPuff says:

    It was funny to hear her screw up by talking about how much more amazing sports are in person. After they skipped the Women’s World Cup. You could kind of see her realizing the mistake of taking on that talking point but she’s so bad at off the cuff that she kept going with it. I’m sure pillows were thrown after this.

  42. AMTC says:

    Only watched it for a few minutes but she did say one telling thing when talking about her parents ‘they always encouraged us to use our bodies’.Thanks Waity, it worked for you eventually…..

  43. Tessa says:

    How was Princess Anne persuaded to participate? I don’t think she’s a fan of Kate’s.

    • PrincessK says:

      She is helping her son in law and keeping tabs on him at the same time.
      This is the price Charles has to pay for Anne’s support who is now more powerful than ever.
      Tindall’s power has increased. They want to keep him on side.

  44. BW says:

    The jacket Kate is wearing is the Prince of Wales plaid.

  45. BW says:

    Kate is wearing the a jacket in the Prince of Wales plaid. She’s gotta role play.

  46. Nona93 says:

    The podcast was a vicious and childish attempt to derail publicity of the Invictus Games and all of the heroic and emotional efforts that go into it. Princess Anne was the glue that held it together but I am surprised she agreed to take part in such a tasteless effort. Kate was twitchy, totally uncomfortable, and out of her depth lacking any sort of gravitas in what she said.

    It has to be remembered that Kate Middleton is from a working class family, her great-grandfather being a Durham coal miner. The British tabloids have tried frantically to ‘gentrify’ the Middletons and both Kate and her mother have developed plummy voices and reportedly distanced themselves from their ‘common’ relatives.

    A podcast about sport would have been better filmed around a kitchen bench sharing a coffee than buried amongst plush satins and priceless antiques that surround the Royal family’s privileged life. Just one more chapter in the relentless attempt to destroy the Duke of Sussex and his beautiful and talented American wife, Meghan, who dared to defy the monarchy.

  47. Boo says:

    She says ‘sort of’ ALL THE TIME.
    So annoying.
    I still can’t see the wig though.
    Can someone spell it out to me like I’m four?