Princess Kate ‘held an Early Years meeting at Windsor Castle yesterday’

As I’m writing this on Thursday, Prince William and Kate haven’t trotted out today to make asses out of themselves in a desperate bid to pull focus from the Invictus Games. William and Kate flew separately to France over the weekend, then Kate wore a tragique doll wig to prison on Tuesday, then William raged about suicide on Wednesday. Did… did they not plan something for today? I was really looking forward to seeing their pathetic shenanigans every single day of the Invictus Games. Looks like they’re too lazy to even pull desperate shenanigans. (Update: OMG, they really are doing something today! They’re taking their sweet time getting there though, so we won’t have photos today.) Anyway, what IS Kate up to? Please enjoy this Mail piece, “Kate Middleton quietly carries on with royal duty by holding Early Years meeting at Windsor Castle amidst Invictus Games row.”

Kate Middleton is quietly carrying on with her royal duties this week – as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated the Invictus Games with veterans in Germany. According to the Court Circular, The Princess of Wales, 41, held an Early Years meeting at Windsor Castle yesterday.

The royal’s work through her Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood to promote the importance of the first five years of a child’s life has been accelerated over the past year.

It comes as her brother-in-law the Duke of Sussex and his wife the Duchess continued their week long trip to Dusseldorf for the Invictus Games. It has been claimed veterans have become frustrated that the Invictus Games are not getting the attention from senior royals which other sporting events enjoy – with Buckingham Palace looking ‘petty and mean-spirited’ by not paying it enough attention.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were integral in the early stages of the Invictus Games.
The Royal Foundation, which was shared by Prince Harry at the time – invested significant amounts of money in the event. There is now a sense of frustration among some British athletes that their endeavours are not recognised by public figures – including senior royals – who are quick to send good wishes to competitors in other international events, The Telegraph reports.

Critics argue the royal family’s ‘ill-will’ towards Harry should not be held against the disabled veterans who are competing.

[From The Daily Mail]

There’s a real strain here, a strain in the invisible contract, a reach to give William and Kate “credit” for Invictus, and yet a small sliver of criticism towards the Windsors too. The Mail knows that William and Kate had nothing to do with Invictus. Everyone knows that. Everyone knows that William and Kate are too insecure, too jealous, too pathetic to actually send their best wishes to British veterans as well. But mostly, the Mail wants more content and they’re not being placated with a line in the Court Circular about Kate’s “private meeting.”

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  1. Amy Bee says:

    Kaiser, I’ve just seen pictures of William and Kate at some farm today. LOL. Robert Jobson of all people shut down that talk about the Royal Foundation/Palace being involved in the Invictus Games on TV the other day. Harry said in his book that he had to go behind William’s back to get the funding from the Trustees. So William and Kate deserve no credit for the Invictus Games. It was Harry’s project alone.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Good to hear. That’s really really pathetic, trying to lay claim to Invictus just because they all had their names on a foundation at one point.

    • bisynaptic says:

      The idea has nothing to do with reality. But it plays real well to the “base”.

  2. Becks1 says:

    If you look at the CC, Kate holds these meetings like once a month or something. I’m convinced she strolls in, says oh look, people, and then walks out. Or just calls in and says hi on speakerphone and then is gone again, and counts it as a work engagement.

    the line about W&K being “integral in the early stages” is laughable. Harry came up with the idea and got approval from the board of the Royal Foundation without even mentioning it to William first!!! And the funding was from Endeavor – which yes, was part of the RF, but the money didn’t come from the RF itself. But sure, DM, go on with your version of events.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      I used to know someone who was a real estate agent for a brief time. Whenever we met up for a personal lunch or dinner she would ask me if I was interested in buying a house. I would say no and she would document the lunch/dinner as a real estate business meeting so she could use the receipt as a business tax deduction.

      I imagine Kate and William are the same way. They sputter out “Early years” or “environmentalism” and count that moment as a business meeting to bump their CC stats.

    • Nic919 says:

      These meetings are the help make sure she gets over 100 engagements this year.

      I don’t think Charles puts many private meetings on the court circular. This is a W and K habit to not look as lazy as they actually are.

      • Becks1 says:

        When I check (usually when we’re having this discussion, LOL) – no Charles doesn’t. He only includes private meetings if they’re significant meetings – like he’s meeting with the board of the duchy or something. Meanwhile William has a conference call with someone from the duchy and puts it on there.

        You can bet Charles isn’t counting phone calls with his assistants as an engagement.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Regular meetings shouldn’t be included on CC.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Gotta say, I include meetings on my list of things done for my annual performance review. It’s in a section at the bottom, under ‘other’, but still. They’re work. But then, I have 2-3 a week, each & every week of the year. Sometimes more, sometimes less, sometimes back to back. Kate probably does the call-in, puts herself on mute & shuts off her camera, then does some pilates in the background.

      • Nic919 says:

        Most clients won’t pay for internal meetings, at least not within law firms.

    • Jais says:

      Oh I think she just calls in on speaker phone. She is not physically attending these meeting every month. I can believe she does show up sometimes but every month? No. And as always the royal center for early childhood development or whatever etc etc is so Zoolander vibes.

    • Debbie says:

      I swear to God, Prince Harry should put out a statement saying that with regard to WanK’s alleged early Invictus input, “Recollections vary.” Honest to God, these Wailes are so used to taking credit for everyone else’s work that they just don’t know when to stop.

  3. girl_ninja says:

    “The Prince and Princess of Wales were integral in the early stages of the Invictus Games.
    The Royal Foundation, which was shared by Prince Harry at the time – invested significant amounts of money in the event.” Keep reaching racists.

    Kate should have had Pippa with her since SHE has the actual education to help with this fake program Kate created.

  4. ariel says:

    Notice how the “media” can’t even praise the keens without throwing in the thing people actually are interested in- Invictus. They need Harry and Meg’s star power. Like leeches.

  5. Eurydice says:

    This seems like a way for the DM to hedge their bets – slam the RF for IG, but soften by mentioning Kate’s meeting.

    • Debbie says:

      You mean Kate’s “quiet” meeting, don’t you? Quiet meeting that was printed up in the newspaper, but “quiet.”

  6. Pictures of Can’t at Windsor or it didn’t happen. Why would Can’t do anything without a photographer and film crew there for her to (as someone here on this site a few days ago put it ) eye f ck the cameras. Can’t is all about the photo ops.

    • Debbie says:

      @Susan Collins: “Pictures of Can’t at Windsor or it didn’t happen.”

      Well, I say pictures of Kate holding a notebook with the word “Notebook” on it or it didn’t happen.

  7. Misah says:

    They’re so transparent it’s embarrassing. Alas, they also know no shame.

    • BeanieBean says:

      It’s laughable. It’s beyond whatever is beyond absurd. They’re charting new territory here!

    • Yami says:

      The shame of it is second hand embarrassing. They keep competing where they don’t compare, and it’s just SO cringe!

  8. MSTJ says:

    Another DM article to light some fire under the Waleses to do more public events. I wonder if those two lazies are out of wind and tired from all the ‘work’ they’ve done over the last seven days. Haha 😂

    Lazy Camilla must be laughing her heart out at those two making fools of themselves while she sits at home figuring out who to lay off from BP in their upcoming redundancy drive. 🤷‍♀️

  9. Wannabefarmer says:

    “Kate Middleton quietly carries on with royal duty by holding Early Years meeting at Windsor Castle amidst Invictus Games row.”

    Pray tell, which IG row is that??? Commenters are right, there really is a one-way war going on.

  10. kelleybelle says:

    I think they’re trying to turn her into Meghan, complete with Meghan wig. Good luck with that.

    • TheWigletOfWails says:

      People are noticing how creepy it is. Imagine being over the age of 40 with no style or personality of your own, you have to copykeen your dead MIL and SWF your BIL’s wife who you almost had lynched. What a nasty woman.

      • Daisy says:

        I have been saying for a very long time kate copies Diana constantly
        Colour of clothes ..running barefoot in race why??, just to copy..
        Her voice is very odd and it’s difficult to understand what she is saying..
        Also speaks in short sentences and the faces she pulls and gestures with hands ..looks like a crazy…
        It’s very sad that she doesn’t seem to eat and be healthy weight .. so many say to me she must be ill with a disorder with food..
        Both of them seem very jealous of Harry and he is the best person..
        He doing so much for wounded military and showing how much he cares ..
        The other two should not have the military titles as have not served. I know they honorary but its a real disgrace they taken from Harry.
        He served his country .Bless him .

      • Unblinkered says:

        And going out on her, occasional, engagements knowing – absolutely knowing – that you allowed lies to stand about your innocent sister-in-law.
        Lies brought about solely because of raging jealousy of Meg.
        And wondering, at each engagement, if there’ll be someone you meet who sees right through you.
        I’d say KM is now living in a hell of her own making, and it’ll never improve until she publicly acknowledges her behaviour to Meg and apologises.

    • BeanieBean says:

      That top photo, boy, she is spent. Low blood sugar. Too many people around her. I’m sure she was there longer than she usually is at her photo ops & it wiped her out.

  11. anna says:

    Ah yes, nothing says “quietly carrying out royal duties” like having an article written and posted by the Daily Mail

  12. Digital Unicorn says:

    There is a lot of snark in this as well, on one hand they are pushing another variation on the same BS that it was really the Wails who were behind IG while criticising them for not supporting it. If you really read it, its a bit of a hit piece as its basically exposing how petty the RF are for not supporting veterans cause they hate the Sussex’s.

    This is the 2nd time in 2 weeks that the petty behave of the Wails has been exposed – look at last week and the fawning over the men’s Rugby teams while still nothing for the Lionesses.

  13. BeanieBean says:

    ‘…amidst Invictus Games row.’ What row? The desperation is real.

  14. Jay says:

    Despite the headline, most of this article is spent giving details about the Sussexes successful games and criticizing the Windsors for not supporting Invictus athletes. It’s not a good look! Almost like the writer had to promise to write about Kate’s “work”, then quickly pivoted to the much more interesting topics. Two uses of the word “frustrated” in reference to the royals – I certainly would be frustrated with them if I were a DM writer forced to try to spin gold out of this rubbish.

  15. Mei says:

    I still can’t get over her hairstyle here, it just makes her look so haggard because it drags her face down. She would really suit a shoulder length bob with an off-centre parting and it would take years off her, but until Meghan does that we won’t see it from Kate

  16. Cali says:

    Kate can’t get her fake hair(s) to match. The texture and color of the top of her head which I’m assuming includes a winglet is slightly frizzy. The hair extensions are glossy and highlighted.
    It looks like low level reality tv hair styling.
    It’s not Teresa Giudice level but her hair looks ridiculous.

  17. rawiya says:

    “The Prince and Princess of Wales were integral in the early stages of the Invictus Games.
    The Royal Foundation, which was shared by Prince Harry at the time – invested significant amounts of money in the event”

    This is a lie. Harry and his spokesperson needs to put out a statement letting people know the truth. If they can have their spokesperson go on record to say that the Sussexes aren’t moving, they need to have their spokesperson say the Wales had NOTHING to do with the Games and the money that was “invested” was the Invictus money that Harry moved from the Royal Foundation to Archwell (or wherever) when Harry and Meghan left.

    • MSTJ says:

      Spare – Prince Harry’s memoir- is on record with the truth about the founding of the Invictus games for historical reference. The tabloids does not have a source for the nonsense they report. No need for any comment on a tabloid story when the truth is documented in Spare. The tabloid audience is small. A comment from Harry’s team would elevate the tabloid lie globally because Harry has a global reach. It’s a tabloid trick to get more sales/eyes on their stories and publications.

      Historians will refer to Spare for the facts. It’s the best move Harry made since leaving the royal mafia family/institution.

    • Well Wisher says:


  18. Jensa says:

    So Kate’s “work” on Early Years has been “accelerated”, has it?
    This underwhelming effort is supposed to be “acceleration”, is it? Good lord, could the bar be any lower.
    And their desperation is really starting to show. They know that nothing they do can ever touch Invictus for impact, and so of course they’re trying to steal credit for that. Parasites.

    • Well Wisher says:

      Maybe there is peace and acceptance with mediocrity, in terms of Kate….
      But Kate’s good PR may derive the citizens, whom could afford it the least, the services they truly need and deserve.

  19. Chaine says:

    So interesting that the DM is referencing “his wife the Duchess” instead of their usual snide “Meghan Markle”!

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Chaine, I’ve seen more of that since IG started. I think the international media is using the Sussex title, and this is just the bm trying not to look worse than they already do (hard to believe, I know). It’s the only thing I can think of. Plus, it brings the royals into it by using the Sussex title.

  20. bisynaptic says:

    They’re pushing the line that the Royal Foundation, ie, William and Kate, started the Invictus Games, to foster the idea that the IG can be taken away from Harry. This is the most cynical gambit to play to the unhinged “base”.

    • Well Wisher says:

      If this were true they would’ve taken it away three years ago…
      Sadly they’ve been reduced to posturing, as a result of being in bed with
      an unscrupulous media organisation bent on ‘punishment’…..

  21. Well Wisher says:

    “There’s a real strain here, a strain in the invisible contract, a reach to give William and Kate “credit” for Invictus, and yet a small sliver of criticism towards the Windsors too. The Mail knows that William and Kate had nothing to do with Invictus. Everyone knows that.”

    This quote- in terms of credit…..
    It is more than ‘credit for Invictus’ but to give Kate an earned place on a pedestal in the world, in spite of her mediocrity and meanness, and despite their country’s diminishing role on the world stage.
    Kate has dutifully completed her role of clothes hanger to sell adverts, ongoing aspirations as future promises that if repeated often enough will be seen as actual accomplishments – even as they remain aspirations.
    So in concurrence with Meghan’s appearances their Kate just need to be seen, with all her wig glory and cos-play…..
    But something happened, the people who matter refused to see Meghan in contrast with Kate, there is no Meghan as the Other….
    Hence the frustration….due to less eyeballs, no matter the count of the comments….

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Well Wisher, “But something happened, the people who matter refused to see Meghan in contrast with Kate, there is no Meghan as the Other….” I think you’ve nailed it. Meghan is completely separate from Khate in real time. I believe that Harry is much the same, but because he is the King’s son that will continue to some extent.

      Well, they said they were moving on. They’ve left the brf in the dust.

  22. SIde Eye says:

    Ah not the Early Years crap again! I have to say I love that pic where she’s Itsy Bitsy Spider-ing and met with a blank stare from a kid who is way too old for her lobster-ish shenanigans. I had not seen the pic of her with her crab claw on the Black man’s shoulder. I can’t today.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Side Eye, I believe there are people who read the site so they know what is being said. I wish they would believe it that this type of behavior simply makes it clearer that racism is an issue in the brf.

      • SIde Eye says:

        Exactly Saucy&Sassy! I for one look forward to the day when POC just refuse to pose with them and be used as we are very much not a racist family props.

  23. JR McGraw says:

    How are they so, so bad at this?
    Sending well wishes to the Invictus competitors would be the easiest PR layup ever. It’s not only the right thing to do, but it would take five minutes, it would cost them nothing, and it would make them look like they can put the needs of veterans and the priorities of serving the public above petty family feuds. And yet—THEY CANNOT. They are harming themselves and their relationships with veterans rather than give Harry the slightest bit of recognition for his work.

    I cannot imagine, watching my head of state act, so vindictively and childishly with so little ability to set aside, intrafamily arguments for BASIC PROFESSIONALISM. For a group that yaps about duty constantly, it’s wild they cannot bring themselves to fill basic obligations of their jobs.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      They are so bad at this because, deep down, the English royals don’t believe they need to justify their conduct, and their expensive lifestyles, to anyone.

      They truly have bought their own PR about being the only ones whose lives are dedicated to service. And they’ve convinced themselves that what they do — showing up occasionally and stealing the glory of other people’s hard work — is actual service (and not the absolute bare minimum they could in return for their riches).

      They think THEY are the military heroes — that’s why they’re awarding themselves fake medals all the time. They don’t give a damn about actual veterans. They don’t give a damn about their “subjects.”

  24. ales says:

    Not everyone is born intelligent and thats ok. The BRF and the BM panders to this narcissistic dunce, whose capabilities are very limited. Unlimited spending, constantly scanning for camera lens and not much else are her main talents. The British and Commonwealth taxpayers are paying a fortune to allow this. Why have they not forced the lazy narcissist into training, to learn how to behave and how to speak. She was desperate to be a royal but has done absolutely nothing other than cosplay other women. She doesnt seem to realize that the famous who are loved and admired, their behavior is what endears them to the people, not the way they dress or how many photos of them are taken. “Arly yars” meetings are a joke, with her multiple servants and a large teams of nannies what does she know about children of any age. Her own children seem to be useful to her for photo ops and never look relaxed or happy around her, yet they seem to be very comfortable with W. The world has know for many decades that the first 7 years are very important in development for children. Another useless project that spends and wastes money, yet achieves nothing other than more photo opportunities for herself.

  25. Carolind says:

    This woman and her husband are needing booted to Kingdom come. The tiny amount of work they do makes me boil. What is even worse is that it is all mainly centred round the south of England and with children or sportspeople. God forbid they are the next king and queen and they should be liaising with all the British people. Whilst Middleton, if we are lucky, does one engagement on two days a week, Princess Anne, will do about four engagements a day. The King has always worked hard and as for Camilla she came to this well into her fifties and is now past her mid-seventies. She has causes she really cares about – arthritis of which some of her relatives died, abuse to women, reading/books etc. She does bread and butter engagements of which nothing is heard. Sophie too has many causes, some of which like blindness she has a direct interest in, due to her daughter’s problems. When we hear that Middleton and husband have three children, someone should have the guts to tell them that their duties to their country holds precedence.