Prince William did an event today about suicide prevention, what a coincidence

As I’ve been saying for the past week, King Charles should publicly invite the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to come back and work, if just to light a fire under the asses of Prince William and Kate. W&K did f–k all for two months, with William downright refusing to do his job as President of the Football Association, and now suddenly, Will and Kate are making asses out of themselves every single day since the Sussexes have been dominating the newscycle. Well, guess who was out and about today in London? Lord Peggington, the lazy Prince of Wales.

It’s not just William and Kate’s completely obvious desperation to ride the Sussexes’ coattails, it’s also actually their tone-deaf (if not completely offensive) approach to their events in the past week. Flying all the way to Wales to “honor” QEII, then showing up over an hour late because the helicopter couldn’t land? Then Kate with her doll wig, jazz hands and gurning IN PRISON. And now this: William wearing a hard hat and talking about… suicide prevention. These people are not slick. Who thinks it’s a good look for a violent bully to talk about suicide prevention just a few years after he spearheaded the effort to drive his sister-in-law to unalive herself?

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reunited at the Invictus Games in Germany – enjoying a rock star welcome – the Prince of Wales continued with his charity work in West London. Prince William, 41, headed to a building site in the capital on Wednesday morning to discuss the mental health of the UK’s construction workers.

Wearing a light tweed blazer with a blue shirt, navy chinos and brown suede brogues, the Prince met with industry workers to discuss the high suicide rate amongst labourers – three times the national average and the equivalent of two men losing their lives each working day.

During his visit, William heard about some of the mental health challenges faced by construction workers, and discussed suicide prevention with the charity Mates in Mind.

Later, he donned full protective gear – including a hi-vis jacket, white hard hat and protective eyewear as he took a short tour of the site.

[From The Daily Mail]

You know it’s bad when the Mail can’t even jazz this up or make it sound like anything other than William’s pathetic and obvious attempts to invade the Sussex newscycle. If “DON’T FORGET ABOUT MEEEEE” was a person.

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  1. Scooby Gang says:

    Just when you thought he couldn’t possibly look more like a penis…

  2. Teagirl says:

    OMG it looks like William is conducting a séance.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      LOL! My coffee spit out moment of the morning, @ Teagirl. 💯 right!

    • Kittenmom says:

      LOL only thing missing from this pic is his ouija board

    • Wannabefarmer says:

      ROTFL!! Thank you for this. My first thought was, how odd to have this setup on a construction site, its so contrived (does no one who works for them have ANY commonsense, situational awareness, nothing?? Geezus) but @Teagirl, priceless.

      BTW, that hard hat and classes picture, lordy. Harry would never, and at least he would rock it.

      • BeanieBean says:

        That was just…weird. Are they having issues with guys deliberating jumping at work? And is it ‘laborers’ with a higher rate, or ‘male laborers’?

    • Anna says:

      *William trying to summon the fcks to give about the poors*

      *William trying to summon his wasted potential*

      *William asking his mother to let him have his hairline back*

      The meme potential is endless.

    • Debbie says:

      Great comments all around. The first thought I had when gazing at Prince William and the Desperate Roundtable was “Oh dear.”

    • Princessk says:

      Willy and Kate have clearly been coached by the same public speaking coach, they use identical hand movements which are not natural to the type of people they are. It looks so false they need to stop.

    • sparrow says:

      That’s the funniest comment for ages! Ran back up to have a double check and can’t stop laughing. Brilliant. Thanks, Teagirl.

    • Feeshalori says:

      Oh, jeez, he looks like a spirit has entered him.

    • Jensa says:

      Trying to contact his long-dead charisma.

    • Christine says:

      LOL! I love days like today, where CBers are on FIRE!

  3. ShoppeGirlMN says:

    It’ll be interesting to see how quickly KW get back to their nap after IG.

  4. Cel2495 says:

    Gosh that man is no unattractive!

    Anyhow, another jazz fake appearance 😂

  5. Brassy Rebel says:

    William in that hard hat is giving off conehead vibes. 🫣

    • Chaine says:

      To me, it’s Ron DeSantis white boots energy

      • Lorelei says:

        YES! Very DeSantis white boots.

        It’s hilarious that even the Fail opens a story about their *future king* with a line about H&M’s “rockstar welcome.” That is going to piss William off to no end.

  6. Meg says:

    I feel like he’s regretting this

  7. Eurydice says:

    Wow, the DM is efficient. Instead of leading with William, they start with Harry and Meghan. But they also slam both them and the veterans by diminishing the IG as “rock star welcome.” Then they move onto the ass-kissing of William, completely ignoring the suicide rate among veterans. The DM has vile down to an art form.

    • Cel2495 says:

      @ Eurydice agree , you can tell they are obsessed with Harry and hate the fact that their prince, the one they bet one is a boring , unattractive and devoid of any substance. They think by putting Harry down, it will make them feel better and people would agree…. Clearly they don’t.

  8. So let’s invite the British taxpayers most expensive welfare recipient to talk to laborers about how they can prevent suicide? The very people who pay for all of his expenses and toys and vacations and whatever else? This is where he wants to do his photo op? Look at me wearing a hard hat. Suicide isn’t something to take lightly and this just reeks of him not giving two shits but is just there to TRY to one up his brother and have a photo op.

    • Wannabefarmer says:

      Key word here is try. Even as a kid, Harry was better. Poor lad.

    • Debbie says:

      What gets me is that these are the very same people who mocked mental health services when Prince Harry talked about it, and the same people who made light of suicidal ideations when Meghan expressed her personal experiences at THEIR cruel hands. Now, they use the same subject matters as mere props in their “Look at Me” performances for the week. I tell you, Glenn Close had more subtlety than the WanKs when she hissed, “I will not be ignored” at Michael Douglas in Fatal Attraction.

      • Lorelei says:

        Seems like William is also relying more on literal props for his appearances…aprons, hard hats, whatever. But he’s so GD boring that none of it even matters.

  9. Becks1 says:

    We all know William doesn’t care about this issue based on how he treated Meghan but I continue to be appalled that he still pretends to care after Meghan revealed how bad things were to Oprah, AND after Valentine Low admitted he knew she was suicidal and they were still allowed to go after her on a daily basis.

    • Wannabefarmer says:

      Wait. What??! They knew?? I either missed or have forgotten that. Sweet baby Jesus. I’m tearing up.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah he admitted after the interview that he (and I think other RRs) knew in about summer 2019 that it had gotten pretty bad for her (maybe he knew before that)? and they still attacked her.

  10. Afken says:

    A tweed blazer??! Yeah that’ll really get Gen z going. Isn’t this man allegedly sexy??

    Anyway in and of itself a good cause but literally didn’t see or hear anything about it until I saw the celebitchy tweet so… yeah

    • Chaine says:

      We are all panting for him in that light blue button-down

    • Gabby says:

      Yes, he’s the sexiest bald man in…….his KP suite.

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      Right. Why are they suddenly telling us all about William’s clothing choices? That’s weird.

      • Anna says:

        My guess is that they know they’ve stretched their deranged H and M ramblings too far, and now realize that William’s appearances lack so much substance that they’ve resorted to padding out their “articles” with clothing descriptions.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        SueBarbri33, that was my thought. They have nothing else to report, so they are now treating him like his wife. I anticipate we’ll be hearing all about Wont’s clothes in future articles. They have to talk about something.

      • zebz says:

        its because harry has gotten a lot of press and praise from his clothing choices the past months. with the media contacting diors spokesman to ask if his suit for the court case was by them, fans online id’ing his shoes, jacket and ties on the japan trip, and comments on his improved sartorial choices for invictus. william of course wants to copy this and get the same attention and clout. hence he stopped wearing the same outfit over and over again.

  11. girl_ninja says:

    The only way to get ole Willy to work is when Harry is doing his thing. How unfortunate for England, but they get the prince that they deserve.

  12. Amy Bee says:

    Becky English tweet about this engagement gave off a vibe like she was bored. If William and Kate thought that doing busy work this week was going to block out any coverage about Meghan and Harry, they should be pissed off that the press keeps mentioning Harry and Meghan in the reports of their visits. Plus, William doing suicide prevention engagements is gaslighting.

  13. MsDoe says:

    Doesn’t William ever get tired of failing in comparison to his brother? He deliberately sets himself up for direct comparisons, and always comes off badly. You’d think that he would have reached the point where he would feel sufficiently bruised and lame, but clearly not. And so he persists in humiliating himself.

    • Gabby says:

      It makes you wonder if he reviews the footage and coverage of himself after the fact, or if he just leaves that to staff. How is he not embarassed?

      • QuiteContrary says:

        I think being a British royal means you have lost the capacity to be embarrassed.

        You dress up in fake military uniforms dripping with fake medals. You are living off the spoils of centuries of stolen labor, goods and property. You “work” fewer days than a toddler goes to preschool. You have people kissing up to you and calling you brilliant, even if you’re a moron (as Willy is).

        There is no requirement or expectation that you engage in self-examination and self-reflection. And when someone like Harry commits himself to working on those things, you act as if he’s the crazy one.

      • Aidee Kay says:

        @QuiteContrary: That is the most succinct and accurate summary of British royals I have ever read. Thank you.

  14. Wannabefarmer says:

    “These people are not slick. Who thinks it’s a good look for a violent bully to talk about suicide prevention just a few years after he spearheaded the effort to drive his sister-in-law to unalive herself?”

    Yikes, no mincing words here. These people really do miss the irony dont they? It reminds me of that scene in the color purple, ‘until you do right by me…..’.

    There will forever be side-eye with everything this lot does until they do right by M&H. And yeah, not slick but slimy comes to mind.

  15. MSTJ says:

    This: “…he took a short tour of the site”. Was it 10 minutes like Wales service to honor his grandmother? 🤷‍♀️

    It’s clear his ‘royal work’ is all a performance. That’s what the taxpayers are funding with hundreds of millions of £££….oh wait….they fund the vacations and the numerous opulent homes too. 🤨

    • BeanieBean says:

      That reminded me of something Kate said at that rugby event she attended the other day. How she was happy to be there, too bad she couldn’t stay longer, something like that. They never show up for a full day of anything. No wonder she was looking spaced out at that prison family meeting room. She’d been there much longer (I assume, considering the process just to get into a prison) than she’s used to for these things.

  16. Chantal says:

    Dang, the Wails are gonna need a 6 month vacation after all of this work! C-Rex should send the Sussexes a huge check and a thank you note! Are the Wails gonna continue to alternate their days “working” for the duration of the IGs? They must be so exhausted! Meanwhile, I can’t wait for their loved up photos. I wonder if Bully will finally let Special K grab his ass…

  17. TeamMeg says:

    If these people (the Waleses) had any class, they would issue a statement of congratulations to Harry on the success of Invictus, thank him for his service, and pack their own schedules in the weeks surrounding the games. Not during the games!! Making appearances during the games is so obviously competitive. It’s just a childish and stupid look.

    • MSTJ says:

      Personally, I would prefer if they continue to distance themselves from IG. Charles/William royal attachment, connection, association to anything in my opinion is toxic. 🤷‍♀️ Even Charles’ Princes Trust/Foundation is associated with cash for honors corruption. 🤨

      Harry is not longer a working royal and continuing to move forward and stay far away from that that toxic royal mafia family/institution is what I think is best for the Sussexes and their initiatives. I think the British charity responsible for the U.K. team preparation and planning did a good job for the British athletes and their families for the 2023 games which was without any intervention from the royal institution. 👍

  18. Jillian says:

    Does he have that hard hat on backwards? He looks so dorky here

    • Cessily says:

      It isnt the same style of helmet that the construction workers have on, someone doesn’t like him at all to allow him to wear that helmet in public and then to allow him to be photographed 😳 in it is just mean.. (but absolutely hilarious that he stood there and allowed it) They are fast becoming comic relief for the world with their performances.

      • Jillian says:

        I kind of assumed they gave him this goofy thing to be mean, wouldn’t you given the chance?

      • BeanieBean says:

        William’s looks like a bicycle helmet, or a caver helmet maybe. It’s not like any hardhat I’ve ever worn. It has no extensions front or back to protect his eyes or his neck. My guess is their planning people knew their guy wouldn’t just take any hardhat they had on hand & had to have a special one. A ‘royal’ one. And clearly it’s too small.

    • Lorelei says:

      He looks absolutely ridiculous and I’m enjoying it so much 😂

  19. Laura D says:

    Another very noble cause being used for a photo-op. I doubt he’ll follow this up. It’ll be another thing he’s “associated” with but, will do little to contribute. This new “cause” will be ultra-important to him until the next bandwagon. Sad but, true. 🙁

  20. The Duchess says:

    If you base your entire ‘work’ schedule around when your brother steps out, then you’ve got serious problems. As a future king, how is this sustainable? Does he think people will just pacify him forever? Even the Fail can’t polish this turd, and that’s saying something!

    Oh, Willy… you really are clueless.

  21. Libra says:

    Oh no!! Now William has jazz hands.

  22. Beverley says:

    The Windsors would rather snub a thousand British veterans than offer congratulations on the IG. Harry – led by Duchess Meghan – is a race traitor and the family scapegoat. The Windsors will never support Britain’s wounded warriors as long as the Sussexes live.

    • MSTJ says:

      They’re not genuine with their support for any charitable initiative. Their performance is to maintain their image of service to validate their public funding from taxpayers and the idea that monarchy is needed for Britain.

      Since IG is closely linked to Harry who founded it, there will be no value to them for acknowledging it in any way (even showing support for the veterans participating).

      Personally, I think the veterans are better off without being placed in the middle of a one sided feud that the toxic royal family/institution promoting via their propaganda media arm with daily leaks of snubs and grudges reported from the palace sources. There are no leaks from Montecito. The Sussexes have moved on with their initiatives outside of that institution and they and the initiatives they champion are thriving without any royal family/institution association or input. ✅

      • tamsin says:

        Agreed. Why ask the British vets to divide their loyalties? They know Invictus was created for them, it has helped them, and Harry is the founder, patron, and enduring inspiration. There is no question who is has the interest of all veterans at heart and who will work hard to help. It’s fine that the royal family has no connection to Invictus anymore beyond the first one when they showed up to support the spare.

      • BeanieBean says:

        @MSTJ: your first paragraph is the BRF’s raison d’etre in a nutshell. The sunk cost fallacy is the only thing keeping them in existence anymore.

  23. Mslove says:

    Look everyone! The Prince of Wails donned the attire of the common working man! Do you like him now?

  24. sparrow says:

    Always thought W’s anger re Meghan was generated by the blinding light it shone on his own marriage. Harry and Meghan obviously married because of love; he and Kate because of a resignation on his part. Kate must know this, as well. For one thing, however dull he can be, he is always better without her at engagements. Which isn’t saying much, when your brother’s flying high with his wife at invictus, but it is telling.

    • Angie says:

      @Sparrow you are correct. It must eat at his soul to see the brother he feels is beneath him have a loving and equal relationship with a woman you can see he obviously adores. He is so jealous of Harry and every way. Kate is the same about Meghan. The very sad thing is that if they had befriended her instead of seeing her as a rival their lives would have been so enriched. Meghan is the one who has real life work experience of all of them and really knows how to relate to people. Harry has clearly observed his Mom and the military was a big factor in his life. Kate for all her home girl from the counties know nothing about living in the real world. She and William try but they come across as insincere. I could not believe she was grinning and gurning during that prison visit. How can anyone believe she is serious about this issue. Both her and William reek of photo-ops in all their visits lately. He is forever in a one-sided competition with is brother. The British people deserve so much better than those two.

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      Yep, I think that’s it in a nutshell. For twenty years, W&K and their handlers told us that royal couples never touch, that royal couples don’t spend time together, that all married-in women are deferential to their spouses. H&M’s relationship exposed all of that as lies. Nobody is saying the quiet part out loud yet, and the RR keeps trying to pretend H&M are different because H has been ensorcelled by Meghan or whatever. But it’s becoming more obvious that W&K are the ones in the problematic relationship, not H&M.

  25. tamsin says:

    I did not know that there was a high suicide rate among construction workers. I wonder if this is particular to the UK. This could be an issue that Heads Together could work with?

    Are they starting to describe what William is wearing, like they do with Kate. That seems to be the longest paragraph with concrete details. He looks like he’s holding court in one picture. And totally agree that dorky is the only way to describe William.

    • kirk says:

      Suicide rate 3X higher than avg seems like there are certain characteristics that could be addressed by one of those ROYAL foundations or charities. With ~6300 suicides in England and Wales in 2021, losing the equivalent of two working men each day means construction accounts for ~12% of all suicides. But there may be overlap with veterans or other categorical components the DailyFail could enlighten us about rather than blathering on about Willy’s chinos and tweed coat. In the U.S., according to International Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and CDC data the construction trades suicide rate is 4X higher than overall. IUPAT (US & Canada) actually has a very good resource website on suicide help and prevention; thank goodness they’re not waiting on some ROYAL princely help to address the problem.

    • Christine says:

      Heads Together is dead in the water. We will never hear another word about it from KP, if for no other reason than Meghan completely dominated the stage with her intelligence and compassion the first (only?) time the “fab four” sat on a stage together for Heads Together. To bring it up would make the video resurface, and I can promise Kitty hates that footage with every part of her being.

      • Lorelei says:

        Do they not realize that the public does still remember Heads Together (because they made such a freaking huge deal out of launching it) and will indeed wonder why it’s not mentioned in conjunction with visits like this? They must just simply not care.

  26. equality says:

    Just another instance of a RF member dressing up in unearned outfits.

  27. kelleybelle says:

    Quickly morphing into his father … and we all know how that’s going. Loser.

    • Mary Pester says:

      Things aren’t going well for you are they Billy boy, or for your father and your fan rag the Daily Fail, maybe the daily fail would like to answer for HOW they were called out by Dominique Samuels, who told EVERYONE on the radio how the Daily Fail, had NOT used the actual name and picture of the person who wrote some hatchet peices for them, but instead, used a picture of A WOMAN OF COLOUR and her name on the said articles. THAT’S how fake and untrustworthy they are! Then we have the owner of the neighboring estate to Balmoral, REFUSING to let you renew the permit to hunt on his land . So it was Mr Storey of Abergeldin who said NO, not the computer lol. Final note for you willy boy, you already look like a prk with teeth, and wearing that hat, makes it look like you’ve been circumsized as well 😂

      • kelleybelle says:

        Everything with these people is smoke and mirrors, isn’t it. And Diana snatched back her looks some time ago. Ugly, especially where it counts the most, inside.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Mary Pester, wait–I thought Balmoral was a HUGE estate. Isn’t it acres and acres? Why do they need to use someone else’s land to hunt?

        I couldn’t believe that story about the Daily Fail using someone else’s name and picture (a woman of color)! I hope she sues them into obliteration.

  28. swaz says:

    He looks awful 🤢 and the hardhat look backwards 🙄

  29. Harper says:

    It’s like Burger King opens up the Richard Scarry Busytown picture book and points to who he wants to dress up as next.

  30. Tessa says:

    He looks goofy especially wearing the helmet.

  31. Em says:

    I don’t know why he’s wearing a hard hat, there isn’t really much up there worth protecting

  32. Nutella toast says:

    suede brogues….is someone trolling Wills? Any guy showing up on a construction site in suede brogues would be mocked so hard when they left. And tweed? Seriously….stoooooooop. You know those guys laughed the rest of the day. (Mimicking Wills with a pretend tea party) “Some tea with your brogues your majesty? Why yes, I think I will”. Bahahaha

  33. Lily says:

    Different topic, but related: He is really aging badly. He was a handsome teen, but he has lost his looks completely in his 40s. I think it’s his vile personality coming through more. He will be all nose and baldness in his 50s and beyond. Yikes.

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      It’s the harshest glow-down of all time. He looks absolutely terrible. It’s hard to believe this is the same guy. He’s not just aging, he’s deteriorating at a rapid speed–much like Uncle Ed. It’s shocking. I suppose it’s a bit like a child star or a boy band singer, somebody who was *cute* in his teens/20s and then disappears into obscurity, but there’s no excuse in his case. He just spent two months on a summer vacation and didn’t even get a tan. Rough!

      • North of Boston says:

        I think part of the issue is that his attitude, outlook, personality is coming through in his facial expressions and bearing. He winds up looking some combination of uncomfortable, bored and put out that he needs to bother. And he doesn’t really seem interested in other people aside from them being props. Charles seems to have the same vibe, but has (had) the sense to slap a bemused half-smile on his face while interacting with the little people “oh look, Africans, how delightful ‘please send everyone in Nigeria my regards’

        Wills on the other had either looks like he doesn’t think he needs to bother, and his default expression is irritated and he just looks awkward when he tries to interact with real humans, because at the end of the day, he couldn’t care less, doesn’t care about other people, aside from going through the motions, play acting ting someone worthy of attention and praise.

        He’s like the anti-embodiment of the quote:

        “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely”

  34. Madi says:

    I don’t think William is trying to steal press. I thought that at first. Now I just think he wants SOME press. Just trying to ride harrys wave.

    He should’ve just asked to go to Invictus. You know he wants to. If William hadn’t been so petty he could’ve pulled ranked and got a nice seat. Now, he has to pull stunts from the side. This is funny. I hope the charities get something out of William and kates stunts.

    • bubblegum dreams says:

      Imagine the PR capital the whole RF would have had from that move.Still running with their 1930’s playbook in the 21 century.

      • Christine says:

        It’s still shocking to me that not one of the royals on Salty Isle have figured out just how good it would make them look to attend Invictus Games. Perhaps they are all too chicken to compete with Harry and Meghan in person.


      • Jais says:

        Honestly, I could see Eugenie and possibly even Beatrice wanting to go. Hell, Zara and Mike would be all about it. But they must be afraid of backlash from the top 4. The king and heir hold the purse strings and they have relationships with the tabs and would likely sic them on anyone who showed support to Harry.

    • Macky says:

      For the rest of the brf. Maybe they don’t go because harry would expect them to work.

      Jais- does harry even like Mike and Zara anymore. Those two have pulled a lot of stunts about this. Mike’s people have made it obvious that Mike doesn’t like him anymore.

      • Jais says:

        I think he’s friendly with Zara based on photos from the jubilee. Mike, no. But I more meant Zara and Mike would be happy to go for exposure. They’re sporty and do make money by being royal adjacent.

    • Cécile says:

      I agree @MADI, I think it’s using the H&M wattage in the way they should have when they were part of the Working RF- & how multi-brand companies do things – stand in the spotlight garnered from your most popular products. Even if on the peripheral- you still get eyeballs.
      Also how Meg put it, if you are looking at us then look at what we are looking at.
      I think the article reflects this as well – it isn’t spewing hate at H&M like previous articles & the DB hit pieces- which does him no favours – you may click on it expecting the usual & instead it’s about this concern.

      & this is the first time W has done an event, independent of Harry, that piqued my interest. I have never thought about suicide rate in construction workers – more wage disparities & safety issues but not mental health issues- so for once he is platforming a really undervalued group.
      I actually have grace for him. I wouldn’t want to be related to him but my grand-mere said he’s born in a role that he doesn’t wear well even though it seems he has been told all his life he is the better of the two but his eyes & gut feeling maybe tells him something else. She doesn’t forgive him though for the FlyBe stunt and sending JK to testify against M & doing whatever he did to unleash Dan Wooton against his only brother & blood nephew & niece.
      May he find his path & it be positive & he grows compassion & rise to his ordained purpose.

  35. J.ferber says:

    He always wears a costume when cosplaying charity: an apron, head gear or whatever. I guess it’s so his public will know he’s on charity patrol. Otherwise, he’s always in vacation mode or rage at Harry mode– which leads him to his charity cosplay. Just such a jerk.

  36. Mary Pester says:

    No two ways about it, this rage monster fell out of the ugly tree and hit every bloomin branch on the way down!!

  37. Vanessa says:

    The man who help drive his sister in law with suicidal thoughts while pregnant is doing a stunt for suicidal awareness. You can’t make this stuff up the nerve of this vile man to act like he gives damn about mental health is insulting.

  38. Well Wisher says:

    No one that matters care ……….
    This is part of the cycle from the entitled “Look At Me”…..

  39. Sportie says:

    I know this may be semantics but why is it that the British Royal Media seems to be suddenly emphasizing that W & K are doing their “charity work”, emphasis on the word CHARITY. Have they always done this and I’m only now picking up on it or is this a sudden change in tone? It kinda rubs me the wrong way, they are not doing “charity” work, these events are their actual J.O.B and they are well compensated for it. It is expected of them, 100% of their expenses are covered (transportation, staff, personal care, clothing etc). It’s makes it sound like they are doing these organizations and the general public a huge favor. Shouldn’t it be phrased that XYZ is working today with ABC organization/foundation/charity to highlight/support/bring attention etc? Maybe I’m being too picky but it’s offensive to me to make it sound like they are doing these people a huge favor.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Sportie, I assume they want to be seen the same as H&M. H&M actually do charity work. The brf members are patrons of charities, who show up for a short time every so many years and get their photo taken. Since the brf are PAID to do that, I guess that’s their job and that’s what their job description entails. I don’t consider it work, but it’s enough to get their part of the sovereign grant money.

      • Mary Pester says:

        @saucy&sassy, it is, but the late Queen paid a lease for the adjoining land so they could all kill innocent animals, but the new owner of the Abergeldriinr (hope I spelt it right), estate, who bought it from the Gordon family, he’s called Storey, has said no, your lease is up and I’m developing MY estate so no more hunting on it, and the best part, that just rubs salt in Charlie’s wounds is Mr Storey, is AN O. B. E LOL. And yes I agree lovey, I hope she sues the mail into oblivion. Oh and it was Queen Victoria that held the original lease.

  40. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Has William expressed any sympathy or concern for his own sister-in-law who had suicidal ideations? No? Yet he claims to “care” about suicide prevention for his own publicity purposes?He is truly a piece of sh!t.

  41. Caitlin says:

    “Charity work”???! Calling what he does “work” in any context is an absolute joke and in this context in particular, it’s downright offensive. The irony.

    Performing “charity work” is more than showing up for photos and reading speeches written by others. It’s donating money – when you have the means – and it’s getting into the trenches and making a contribution with your time and abilities

    What an insult it is to those who do this work to call this pr stunt charity work!!!

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Caitlin, I just said the same directly above before seeing your post. That’s litteraly all they have to do in order to a portion of the sovereign grant money. They have no clue what charity work means, and they are incapable of doing it.

      • Caitlin says:

        Yet no one seems to hold them accountable, Not the UK taxpayer, not the fawning British media (and People magazine!) and not even the countries they visit on those countries’ dime. Can I speak for Canada and say “don’t come here anymore?”

  42. jferber says:

    Caitlin, I totally agree that W and K do pr stunts and NOT charity work. Point well-taken. And Saucy and Sassy, you are right. The pair has absolutely no idea what “work” means in any capacity. They have certainly never done any work and have no intention of ever doing any.

    • Lorelei says:

      And W&K are only even doing so much “charity work” right now because H&M are in the news so of course they need to pop up and be reassured that they haven’t been forgotten about. It’s all so transparent.

      And using family members visiting prisoners and construction workers with an inordinately high suicide rate to get their photo ops out there is appalling.

  43. Carolyn says:

    @Caitlin, Yes please! Add Canada to the “Don’t come here again!” list. Specially after the way Chuck and Camzilla laughed at the ‘throat singers’ the last time they were here. Our country has become broke enough without paying for Any of these fools insisting on a vacation trip.

  44. Marivic says:

    @QuiteContrary. Your description of what a royal is is the most apt and succinct.

  45. Cathy says:

    Meeting on a building site and William turns up in suede shoes. Anyone else would be tossed off site for not wearing steel cap boots? That’s the way they appear to do things? Wears a high vis vest and what looks like a rock climbing helmet but forgets about the basics? Like safety footwear? I’m not even going to mention suede in a building site? Sigh. But hey, photos of William wearing that hi vis vest and a concerned look will make the tabloids happy eh?