Carole & Michael Middleton are being ‘targeted in a malicious poster campaign’

Soon after the coronation, the Middletons’ family business, Party Pieces, went bankrupt. Party Pieces had apparently been struggling financially for years, barely propped up by “new investors” throwing good money after bad into what sounded like a poorly managed company built on lies. For months, Party Pieces had been scamming small businesses and the company even secured millions in government and bank loans. The whole house of cards collapsed in early June, with PP basically going into a posh version of bankruptcy and being sold for about £220K. Carole and Michael Middleton owed creditors £2.6 million, none of which will ever be repaid. Those creditors were stunned and they spoke out to the Mail, the Times, the Telegraph. Story after story of how Carole had personally guaranteed that she would pay the debts, only to walk away and run back to her £5 million manor home in Bucklebury. She hasn’t been seen in months. Well, funny story – someone put posters up around Bucklebury, posters which called out the Middletons for their fraud.

Kate Middleton’s parents have been targeted in a malicious poster campaign over the collapse of the family’s party business, it was reported last night. Messages were posted on lampposts and trees around the couple’s home village of Bucklebury in Berkshire, where they have lived for several decades.

Kate’s brother, James, 36, who lives nearby with his pregnant French wife Alizee, 33, was said to have been enraged by the posters, and was reportedly seen tearing them down.

Suppliers have been left out of pocket by the closure of Party Pieces, which was sold by Kate’s mother Carole, 68, and father Michael, 74, shortly before it went bust earlier this year. The creditors have been calling on the couple to pay the outstanding sums out of their own pockets.

A source told The Sun on Sunday at the shock felt by villagers over the attacks targeted at the couple. ‘It’s unfair to do this in their home village, just yards from where they live,’ they added.

Party Pieces folded in the summer with £2.6 million of debts. The firm was started by the Middletons in 1987, selling decorations and party paraphernalia for children’s events from catalogues. Its business model was transformed by the internet revolution of the 1990s, which allowed the Party Pieces website to begin selling products to customers at home and abroad.

The company’s soaring profits are said to have helped the couple put their three children through the prestigious Marlborough College, where fees are £42,000 per year, as well as paid for their £5 million seven-bedroom Georgian manor house in Bucklebury. But the firm was badly hit by the pandemic, when children’s parties had to be cancelled, and then the cost-of-living crisis caused the business to slump further.

In June, after 36 years in business, Party Pieces went under, just a fortnight after it had emerged that the company had been sold to a Scottish businessman named James Sinclair, having collapsed into administration. Former British Airways stewardess Carole was said by a friend at the time to be ‘desperately sad’ at the company’s fate.

Other friends said that she was trying to make sure creditors were paid. However, suppliers have since criticised the couple, claiming invoices were left unpaid before the firm went bust. An administrator’s report revealed creditors were unlikely to be repaid cash they were owed.

[From The Daily Mail]

“It’s unfair to do this in their home village, just yards from where they live” – okay, Carole. What about all of the people you ripped off? What about the small businesses who took you at your word that they would get paid by the future queen’s mother, which is why you were extended credit in the first place? All of those years of hustling, lying and scamming, all to throw her daughters in the paths of royalty and wealthy men, and then when her house of cards collapsed, no one helped her. Like, where is Terribly Moderately Wealthy James Matthews? Where is Prince William’s inherited wealth? Her sons-in-law left Carole twisting in the wind. And it’s amazing, honestly. As for the posters… who put them up? Do you think some shady media people put them up to create a story? Or is some sh-t really going down in Bucklebury and this is just the tip of the iceberg?

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  1. Inge says:

    I loved all the Fail commenters suggesting the Middletons sell their house to pay off the debts.

    Seeing all this has made the papers without the palace censoring makes me think Pegs is behind or ok with this. Because if the divorce/separation happens the Middletons can’t pull of the “poor, innocent victims” when this story is around.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Interesting how a lot of comments on the Fail were negative towards the Midds.

      Also Interesting: the frequent comments that the Midds shouldn’t be responsible since they sold the business. There was a shocking amount of : why doesn’t the new owner pay the debts? He bought the company knowing what it owed, shouldn’t the debt go along?

      I’m pretty sure the deal was not structured this way, but it’s clear this is the new Middleton defense.

      • Inge says:

        yup I noticed those as well. Bots or actual fans?

      • Eurydice says:

        Yes, the company was sold without its debts – someone’s on the hook, but not the new owner.

      • Libra says:

        You are correct,@eurydice. If we over here know that the company was purchased without it’s debts, how is it that the DM commentators are not aware? Comment after comment screaming how the Middletons are not responsible because the new owners are the ones who should pay.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Libra – I guess it shows that the DM posters don’t bother to read the DM (or any other British publication). The general terms of the bankruptcy and sale were in most of the articles. How else would we know about them?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Pegs is clearly on board with his in-laws being called out this way – previously the press would not have dared go after them this way (I think at least one pap has said this).

      Carole has clearly lost whatever hold she had over Peggy and whatever leverage she thinks she has is now gone – she and her family have been outed as the lying grifters everyone knew them to be.

      There will be a divorce announcement and she (Catty) will be crucified by the press.

      • Emme says:

        Never mind the son-in-laws bailing them out, what has happened to the vulgar millionaire uncle who paid for the Middleton children’s educations, flats, and propped up Party Pieces? Why has he been suspiciously absent throughout the failing company and bankruptcy fiasco??
        No sympathy whatsoever for the Middleton family, my sympathy lies with the small businesses they cheated and drove into insolvency. Put up MORE posters, humiliate the Middletons into selling up, releasing capital and PAYING THEIR DEBTS!!

      • Julianna says:

        @Digital Unicorn. I think your comments are spot on when it comes to this and their marriage. A divorce is going to be rolled out. And I agree. Previously, the press would have never dared to come after them like this. Baldy gave them the nod to this. And he could have easily paid these debts before the press were alerted anyway.

    • Kathleen Williams says:

      Are we supposed to feel sorry for the Middletons? Why don’t they sell the house for £5Million and pay their debt? That still leaves them with £2.4Million for a more modest home. After all, they are empty nesters now!

  2. Jazz Hands says:

    LMAO. I was really hoping to see photos of the posters! I can picture Camzilla, with a cig hanging out of her mouth, on the phone asking “is it done?”. James better watch out or it’ll be Boomf posters next.

    • Southern Fried says:

      For sure! Plus Cowmilla is no doubt in her tatty smelly slip and bra.

    • Lau says:

      Not gonna lie, I clicked on the daily fail’s link hoping we would have at least an example of these posters.

    • Feeshalori says:

      I clicked on hoping to see that too, but I really wanted a picture of James ripping down those posters.

      • Lux says:

        Rotten Apple trying to salvage the Rotten Tree.

        This is honestly a truly shameful story. It would be one thing if they didn’t live in such obvious opulence and have connections with the most powerful family in England. Creditors would understand if they were destitute, but not while they’re in hiding at a $5m mansion.

        Is this what “never putting a foot wrong” looks like? I hope this story never dies and they stay out of the public eye forever.

        Oh, and they had to throw in the fact that Alizee is pregnant in there. Guess which pregnant lady they didn’t mind being in distress?

    • Harper says:

      @Jazz Hands I cackled at your comment. Q-Rex is so grimy. I pictured her slipping her grandkids fifty pounds to whip up the posters on their ipads. Or maybe the same source who photoshopped the Cambridge kids’ Mother’s Day letters to Granny Diana?

      • nona93 says:

        Carole Middleton comes from a mining family – working class Durham coal miners – and should understand what it is like to struggle. Now the whole family of Middletons have been ‘gentrified’ by the royal tabloids and they have become posh snobs who are happy to distance themselves from the battlers who have lost money while Party Pieces ”
        ‘Employee of the Year’, daughter Kate, has weaseled herself into the royal family, one of the wealthiest in the world, and it would be just loose change for William or Kate to pay back those poor, hard-working creditors as a show of good will. Royal Lowness, not Highness.

    • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

      Yeah! Where’s the shot of the posters! James middleton went around the village and took em all off? I hope the people are going to put them back up.

    • Concern Fae says:

      I was thinking that it was the newspapers themselves doing it, and then writing a story about how shocking it all is.

  3. Plums says:

    it wouldn’t shock me at all to learn that Party Pieces was always mostly a front for something shady and probably criminal, and when that went away for one reason or another, the business on it’s own collapsed. Because seriously- mail order, cheap ass, party store supplies? How is that a viable business model, let alone one that would make enough profit to support the Middletons lifestyle?

    • Inge says:

      a front for Uncle Gary’s shady ways….

    • Roo says:

      I’m with you. I’ve always wondered if it was a front for laundering money. There’s no way that little company could find such a lavish lifestyle.

    • Belli says:

      There were mutterings of something a bit odd going on at the time of the engagement. If you look at the company next to its competitors in the same industry, the numbers put about seemed odd then compared to the lifestyle they were leading.

    • notasugarhere says:

      At the time of the wedding, the Telegraph did an investigative piece. Summing up, there is no way PP made the kind of money that was being claimed. The inheritance was gone before the kids started school, Keen and Pip went on sports scholarships. The Midds were living off Uncle Gary and every royal-associated freebie they could get.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Definitely. There is no way they could have been living the way they’ve been on just Party Pieces. I’m sure the only way it gets exposed fully is if Will and Kate did split up. (Which I know so many of you think is imminent-but I don’t see it. He doesn’t want a divorce because of the bad pr-and she’ll put up with him no matter how much he humiliates her.)

    • Gabby says:

      I think if it were a front for a drug operation, it would be swimming in money, not bankrupt.

    • Nic919 says:

      I can see Party Pieces existing in the 80s and 90s, before Amazon was out there. But there is no way they would be that successful once Amazon went global. They were selling cheap junk that didn’t have a brand like Martha Stewart and could be found at any local dollar store. Similar to how Avon used to be huge as a mail order business and now I am not even sure if they exist.

      It is more than likely that their downfall was accelerated once the GDPR made the sale of customer lists to third parties illegal. That became effective in 2018.

    • fishface says:

      Lol- I can just see the invoice:
      1 x party streamers – 2:00
      1 x party hats – 2:50
      1 x party candy – 200.00

  4. Cel2495 says:

    Hahaha! Good , they should keep it up…maybe shame her into paying her debts.

  5. Please stop shamming me for being a fraud! Ok Carole maybe you would rather these posters of your shitty business practices would be plastered all over England instead of just your home village where you live? Now that you have pointed it out the tabloids are talking about it. Too bad so sad Carole cry more.

    • Giddy says:

      Or would she rather that the posters be outside her daughters’ various residences, or near their grandchildren’s schools? Things could get a lot worse than having the posters in their village. I guess this is what happens when you literally steal from people to fund your “I’m practically royal-adjacent lifestyle”. I’ll save my pity for the people and businesses that they shafted.

  6. First comment says:

    “malicious poster campaign”? I personally find malicious the way the Middletons avoided to pay those suppliers and their debts, in general, while they are having a rather luxurious lifestyle!!! And James was engaged? Really, James? Imagine how the people who won’t get their money feel… and hello to Carol, as the source from the village

    • Josephine says:

      Exactly. Typical gaslighting monsters. They are truly disgusting, leaving small businesses in the lurch while they keep their ill-gotten gains and complain when it is pointed out. To me, what they are doing is stealing and they should be prosecuted for it.

      • Robert Phillips says:

        You do know that all the points you showed. Make them a perfect match for the Royal family. They are all grifters who only take and never give back.

  7. Canadian says:

    This is why businesses incorporate- to limit personal liability if the business goes under. We may not like Carole but she’s not doing anything every other business owner wouldn’t do.

    • First comment says:

      I don’t doubt it. Economically, you’re right, but ethically? No way! They got credit because of their relationship with the royals, shouldn’t they have honored their suppliers?

    • Roo says:

      Yes and no. If Carole was using her royal relations as a guarantee to pay debts, the companies may have extended credit even if the business was already in red and owing funds. (Like the local balloon vendor who apparently lost almost a year’s revenue because of monies owed by Party Pieces). Under US law, there could be ways to collect from her personally. Of course, I don’t know how that would work in the English courts.

    • Izzy says:

      And when businesses get caught doing something underhanded, the blame goes to the top. The fraud didn’t occur on the new owner’s watch, it was the Middletons who took those loans and hosed the small businesses they worked with. This is entirely on them and they are being treated like any other shady CEO.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      That is true but she went on record as saying that they will pay the suppliers – they also owe a sh!t load of money to HMRC.

      When they sold the business the new owner refused to pick up the debt – not sure how they can write that debt off. Any UK based accountants that can explain that?

    • notasugarhere says:

      Other business owners, ones who don’t have royal connections, would be fully investigated and forced to pay their debts. Those company books would have been ripped open and the company structure changed denied based on the debts.

      The business has always been a front, one that has been failing and flailing for years. A few years ago the Midds made the unethical decision to switch up the business structure – to protect their personal assets in the face of the massive business debt. They continued to lie about the debts and string along supplies for those years.

    • Harper says:

      Legally CarolE may be in the clear but morally and ethically she lied. IIRC, there were businesses that continued to extend her credit when she was already in the hole and not paying, only because she personally spoke to them and guaranteed repayment. She owes them, still, IMO. She could mortgage something to make those personal guarantees whole. If posters in downtown Bucklebury are the worst karma CarolE endures then she should consider herself lucky.

      • BQM says:

        I think this is it exactly. Legally she’s in the clear. (Unless something else comes out to change the situation.) But it’s sleazy as hell.

    • Josephine says:

      But even incorporation comes with limits, e.g., there are limits as to how much you can suck out of a business and under what guise. But sure, since so many businesses do crappy things and leave their workers and suppliers in the lurch, so should they apparently. I think the bigger problem is that this business in no way supported that lifestyle and there doesn’t seem to be a move to investigate exactly how they suddenly became as wealthy as they did.

    • Snaggletooth says:

      Legal, possibly. Moral and ethical, hell no. And there are actually plenty of businesses that do far better than the bare minimum of what the law allows.

      If we’re allowed to judge Andrew for being a pedo, even though he was never criminally convicted for many many reasons, we are certainly allowed to judge the Mid’s ghastly conduct in business.

    • Eurydice says:

      Sadly, this is true. The administrator sold the business to (presumably) the highest bidder and the proceeds get shared among the creditors. After that, it’s not the Middleton’s problem any more. It’s not the new owner’s problem or the problem of anyone associated with the Middletons. The creditors, including the UK taxpayers, will be on the hook for having made a bad loan. Someone could make an issue about the company having been fraudulently overvalued when the loans were made, or maybe someone could come up with proof that Carole guaranteed the RF or someone else would back the loans – but we haven’t heard anything about that.

  8. Kittenmom says:

    Pass the popcorn. I’m happy to see Carole get dragged publicly.

  9. Kath says:

    “Malicious poster campaign” or simple reporting facts?

    I HATE the way business people are allowed to protect personal assets while screwing over other people with their debts.

    So the Middleton estate is secure, yet the suppliers who they ripped off might lose THEIR homes as a result of Ma Middleton’s greed and dishonesty. How on earth is that fair?? Why should other people pay the price for their failure?

  10. Becks1 says:

    I think it says a LOT that neither son-in-law, both worth millions, stepped forward to pay off the debts. 2.6 million isn’t that much for William with Cornwall money to just make this go away.

    For that matter, Charles could have very easily made this go away to spare the Middletons – grandparents of the future king – this shame. Again, it says a LOT that he didn’t.

    • Jais says:

      Maybe Kate shouldn’t have crashed the flower show😂 Gonna guess Charles had already decided not to help at that point. Maybe he feels like it’s William’s problem and he should deal with it. And William is refusing to help.

    • Belli says:

      Didn’t William buy them that house? Clearing the debt would save him the embarrassment of being associated with it, so it is very telling that he hasn’t.

    • Gardendryer says:

      Probably didn’t appreciate his name being used that way. But also, we see how Charles and William treat Harry, so this is in no way surprising. Maybe if it was before Harry met Meg and the whole thing went down, but now? That marriage and any obligation they felt is long gone.

      I hate it for the people losing their businesses, but that’s what you get for relying on two selfish men as you “insurance”.

    • equality says:

      Never mind helping out the Middletons; paying back the small companies to save the “peasants'” companies and homes would look better for PW or KC.

    • notasugarhere says:

      That isn’t how Duchy funding works.

      Even Charles made an effort to make his hiring of Camilla’s sister appear above board. He wasn’t having the Duchy write her huge personal checks. He had the Duchy hire her company to decorate and redecorate Highgrove, Clarence House, Birkhall, whatever.

      Charles hates Carol(E) and the rest of the Midds. He will make no effort to help them and he sure and hell isn’t handing over any of his personal inheritance to pay off their debts. He’s too busy spending money keeping Andrew under control and silenced.

      William could pretend he’s hiring Carol(E)’s company to organize events for his charities. He chooses not to, nor does it seem Kate is allowed to pull that sh!t either. I do think she’s trying to hire her sister to be a paid consultant/staffer for her struggle EY foundation.

      Terribly Moderately Wealthy James Matthews isn’t even as terribly moderately wealthy as they like to pretend.

      In the cases of William, James, and Kate? I doubt any of them thinks the Midds have done anything unethical or criminal. They won’t pay off the debts because they think the peasant business don’t deserve it.

      • Becks1 says:

        I mean, that’s pretty much my point. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

      • misssixer says:

        @nota “I do think she’s trying to hire her sister to be a paid consultant/staffer for her struggle EY foundation.”

    • Princessk says:

      What is James Middleton and his wife living off? Mummy and Daddy.

      • BQM says:

        I think James is mostly living of Alizee who has a finance job. I think he’s going to be a stay at home dad when Alizee has the baby. And James Matthews gave him that job at his family’s Scottish estate.

  11. SAS says:

    Lol, show us the posters you Daily Mail cowards!

  12. SarahCS says:

    Now I’m picturing James coming home from a dog walk angrily clutching a handful of posters to show Alizee who just gives a gallic shrug and says “but your parents, they are crooks, non?”

  13. JT says:

    This is a William or James Matthews problem. Charles should be excluded from this narrative. I don’t know many in-laws who would pay off the debts that the other in laws created. Even if Charles is the king, he shouldn’t be expected to dig them out of this hole, especially when the Middletons used their royal adjacency to scam these people in the first place. The fact that W&JM let them twist in the wind is more telling.

    • equality says:

      But it’s not the Middletons who are “twisting”. They landed on their feet. If PW or KC bailed out the small companies they could do it in such a way that it made the Mids look even worse.

    • Tessa says:

      Charles helps his in laws and step children and step grandchildren. He is not obligated to help the middletons.

    • Sunday says:

      Eh, I think you’re right for us normies, and I’m not saying that Charles is obligated to of course, but I do think if he or his courtiers had a brain cell between them they would have quietly made this go away.

      The same would go for any celebrity/politician/person with a pr rep. It’s a no-brainer that anyone concerned about Carole’s reputation and good standing (or at the very least how it makes THEM look by association) simply wouldn’t allow this to happen in the first place, but if it has then you’d mitigate the fallout and coverage as much as possible. Instead, this continues to escalate for Carole while everyone not only lets it happen, but also lets it be covered (or can no longer stop it). IDK, it’s not normal for them, something is definitely up.

      • JT says:

        @Equality you’re right that the Midds are necessarily twisting, as in losing their homes or something. However, this is a very embarrassing thing to happen to them. Going bankrupt and then have posters in your neighborhood laughing about it probably means more to them than anything. They only care about appearances.
        @Sunday I think if anyone looks terrible, it’s William. They’re his in-laws, it’s his wife. He should be the one paying off their debts. I personally don’t think Charles looks bad in this situation. He’s a man who kicked out his own grandchildren from their family home. Why would he give anything to his sons, wife’s, parents?

      • Sunday says:

        @JT please don’t misunderstand – I’m not saying that Carole’s actions make Charles look bad. I was just saying that Charles should be considered differently than a typical in-law, and that because of his unique position it’s notable that Charles didn’t, or couldn’t, make this go away. A monarch with the backing of a Firm and the mother of the future queen consort / grandmother of the future king is being papered in the streets as a result of shady business dealings the total cost of which Charles could cover with the change in his davenport? That doesn’t make him look bad persay, but it is notable. For Charles, I’m considering it more of a professional hazard rather than a personal obligation, if that makes sense.

        For Will, it’s 100% personal obligation, so I completely agree that if anyone besides Carole looks terrible it’s him. You simply don’t allow someone you care about (or someone a loved one cares about) to be intentionally, publicly, repeatedly humiliated if you have the power to stop it. We already knew Charles hated the Middletons so it’s not about that for him. I agree that Will’s actions are more interesting – did he fall into a (warranted) smear campaign against the Middletons or did he cause it? Or is he just powerless to stop it because he didn’t have the cash to pay off the debts at the time and now doesn’t have the clout to shut down the media because they’ll only shut up about one thing and he’d rather they keep his secrets than Carole’s? Hmm.

      • Unblinkered says:

        Amusing as this rumpus is, is it possible that this latest Middleton scandal – and, let’s be clear, it is a scandal – actually forces debtor Carol out of the public eye? She daren’t show her face in decent society until or unless she does the honourable thing and pays her debts?

      • BQM says:

        @unblinkered Carole (and Michael) went to the coronation and then Carole went to the Jordanian royal wedding after the news. She did keep a very low profile at the latter though.

      • Unblinkered says:

        Didn’t realise she did the Jordanian royal wedding after the bankruptcy, the nerve of her. Well, she’s tainting the British monarchy: if she truly cared about her daughter and grandchildren she’d ‘retire’. With immediate effect.

  14. Northerngirl says:

    Why isn’t Uncle Gary giving Carole the money to pay off the debts?

    • MsIam says:

      Uncle Gary seems to have gone into hiding. Normally he’d be popping up to tell us how wonderful Kate is and how Harry and Meghan are “wrong-uns”. Maybe some of his money went down the Middleton too.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Gary, Ma Midds, William, James Matthews don’t think the peasants deserve payment. They don’t think the Midds have done anything wrong. Paying off the debts would be acknowledging the unethical, cheating, disgusting behavior or the Midds.

      • Unblinkered says:

        Or none of the above had much money to start with…….
        Maybe someone local saw them on an exotic holiday recently and was shocked when they still owe money all over the place?

  15. Amy Bee says:

    It could very well be the tabloids who did this for a story. I suspect the Middletons haven’t been living up to their side of the bargain. Under normal circumstances I’d have empathy for them but they were part of the spare campaign against Meghan. This is Karma.

    • Kake says:

      @AmyBee I agree 100% with this theory-it’s been crickets from Camp Middleton and guess they needed a reminder. Also, if we can get pixs of H and M on very private vacay, poster pixs should be with the story to prove it.
      PS-if this story is true: F these deplorable people! You can’t handle a public calling out for putting others in financial harm’s way, seriously?!

  16. RoyalBlue says:

    Karma. I remember after Meghan joined the family, there were suddenly articles popping up online comparing who had more money, Meghan or Kate. I think they were estimating Meghan was worth around $5 million. They were also estimating much more for Kate, and included her parents’ wealth she was going to inherit. If she has all this money, why can’t she step in and help her parents. It’s because she never really worked and never amassed anything of her own. These lies always come back to haunt.

  17. Eurydice says:

    Lol, when I saw the headline I thought it was about online posters, not old-school paper paste-ups. This sounds like the locals are angry.

  18. Digital Unicorn says:

    LOLz all day – clearly there is a supplier who is PISSED that they aren’t getting their money from the Mids even though they PROMISED they would pay them. Did anyone really think they would actually pay them – nope. They are broke or have stashed money from the loans etc.. into an off shore account for their personal use. Either way they have been exposed as lying grifters.

    As for Jamsey being ‘enraged’ he should remember the little people he stiffed when Boompf went Bumpf!!

    Using and then stiffing people is the Middleton way, The fact that NO ONE stepped in to help them says everything – they are done and is why they have not been seen in public since the coronation weekend (before the story broke).

    Throwing her family under the bus is part of the divorce roll out – we are already seeing them revving that bus for Catty.

  19. Macky says:

    1. I kinda like ma midds style. I tend to like her outfits.

    2. Her and her husband stole money. Bottom line. She was personally guaranteeing payments. And who wouldn’t lend to her? Kate could just make some charities use “party pieces” at events. I would’ve lent to her until….

    My red flag that the middletons aren’t liked was harry didn’t use them at all for his wedding. Even Beatrice didn’t use them. I guess that should’ve been a red flag for suppliers. Like don’t be to generous with the credit.

    3. William still not trying to help. William could make pippa husband pay it. They all have collected said “to he’ll with them”. Even James wife isn’t helping.

    4. When does husband James and alize realize this isn’t worth it. Nephew george doesn’t look like he will be king. So they married middletons only to be embarrassed. I doubt William will be able to help with jail and whatnot. Ha. What’s the point of being on the middleton hook.

  20. Gabby says:

    Sell your f-cking house that you could not afford through your own efforts. Then pay the vendors that you f-cking stiffed. You f-cking grifters.

  21. Tara says:

    Am I wrong thinking that Carole was a catalyst to the hate campaign against Meghan and now that everybody regrets it because they realized they lost the game, they turn it against her? And by they I mean all of them – Royals, In-laws, Family (all but James) and the press.

    • Nic919 says:

      It is more than likely that Carole went to Camilla Tominey with the false crying story which started the smear campaign against Meghan in earnest. Tominey confirmed she trusted her source on that story, so it had to be Kate or Carole.

      And let us not forget how Carole was silent for years until she decided to give her first interview in late 2018 and include shady remarks about Meghan.

      • Jais says:

        That’s the part of the timing that seems so shady. After more than 10 years, Carole Middleton does her very first interview ever with the Telegraph. And days later, Camilla Tominey publishes the fake crying story in the Telegraph. Come on. It’s connect the obvious dots. That’s also the interview where she made the snide remark that being royal isn’t just about giving good speeches. After Meghan had clearly been lauded for her speaking skills. Talk about bitter, jeez. William and Kate threw Camilla under the bus for that story but it was a Middleton smear. I just don’t think Charles William or Camilla had a problem with it bc they’d all agreed that the Sussexes needed to be brought down for shining their light too bright.

  22. Sunday says:

    Wow, this story is just piling on the humiliation – I mean, POSTERS put up around town? James tearing them down in the street?? That’s an insane scene published about the future queen’s brother. Guess Carole/James no longer fall under the invisible contract with the fail? Hmm.

    If this isn’t just a daily-fail-fever-dream-hit-piece and this is actually happening, I NEED TO SEE THAT POSTER, lol. Do we have boots on the ground in Bucklebury? Maybe James left some scrapes up somewhere! lolol

    Finally, it occurs to me that if this IS real, then whoever is behind it may very well keep going. Where did I put that popcorn….

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah – this is clearly part of a campaign by one or more of the small business owners they shafted who is out to humiliate them into paying – I fully expect to see a write up in the Fail about it in a few days, you KNOW they are hunting for the person who put them up to interview (and pay them for it).

  23. antipodean says:

    Such a laugh this morning! Sounds like the MiddMob are facing a little bit of karma in their local village…how UNFAIR!!!!! (sarc)! They could turn this into a Midsomer Murders episode! Maybe another Wagatha Christie should be on the case to find the mysterious poster poster?

    • Saschafrom76 says:

      Too bad they’re just common grifters if they were like Royal pedos like Andrew I’m sure there would be plenty of money to pay off the creditors. Seriously, thought how embarrassing for kHate. Why would you even marry into the royal family and have their babies if they’re not gonna take care of you, the royal family is such trash burn the whole thing down

  24. Laura D says:

    Who does Carole and Mike think should have been targeted? They were the ones who mismanaged THEIR company. Where were the posters supposed to have been put up? Monticeto? How can the posters be malicious when they’re reminding people of the truth? The woman is strutting around in her multi-million pound mansion while her creditors still haven’t been paid. Malicious (imho) is when a deliberate untruth is told to the MSM about a Meghan making Kate cry and absolutely nothing is done to rectify the story. Carole and her family are not the victims here, they knew what they were doing. They’re just unhappy that people are not going to let their deceit get swept under the carpet.

  25. Remy says:

    Weird that no one got a pic of the poster or a snap of James tearing them down.

  26. QuiteContrary says:

    Why do they need a seven-bedroom Georgian manor house anyway? To accommodate the FFK when he visits? Because we know the FK isn’t stopping around for tea and toast anymore.

    • ChattyCath says:

      I must admit that ‘couples’ under occupying large houses does annoy me. I guess they have ‘full time staff’. I’m Carole’s age and happily live in a retirement community. She pushed too hard and fell. Being likeable and honest would have helped her ‘rise’.

  27. Moira's Rose's Garden says:

    They are the UK Drumpfs. Waiting for them to concoct some type of fundraising dinner LOL.
    Meanwhile, put Uncle Gary’s face on a milk carton.

  28. February pisces says:

    I still don’t know how during the 80s and 90s this business made enough money to send 3 children to private school. Living in the uk I never heard of them until kate got married. Seriously their financial situation has always been shady AF. And as a small business owner myself I am disgusted with them and really hope those businesses can get their money.

    What was the point of it all, Carole fought for her daughter to marry up, thinking she would be rich af, and yet here she is, bankrupt.

    • AC says:

      I never believed it myself. But somehow they fooled almost everyone that they’re wealthy from hard work. When they’re really just scammers and con-artists.

  29. BeanieBean says:

    I want to see photos of these alleged posters.

  30. AMTC says:

    Under UK law you can be prosecuted as a director if your company continues to incur debts if it is unable to pay those debts as and when they fall due. Let’s hope CarolE, dear papa and James (in his separate failed businesses) are all investigated and prosecuted.

  31. Seraphina says:

    Former British Airways stewardess Carole was said by a friend …………..
    Always reminding them all of where they came from. LOL.

  32. L4Frimaire says:

    They’re probably happy to get any mention in the press right now, even for this. So much for being a hurricane, lol.

  33. Krista says:

    My applause to whoever put these poster up.

  34. MsIam says:

    Cry me a river, Meddletons, cry me a river. If its true that they bear no personal liability/ responsibility to pay those debts then they should consider themselves damn lucky and keep quiet. They can always sell and move away if they don’t like being confronted with the wreckage they left behind. Or maybe that is what someone wants them to do? Hmm….

  35. Penny says:

    Carole and Gary always banged on about their family unit being all for one and one for all, ‘it’s the Goldsmith way’ etc.

    Yet look at the facts.
    William – one of the richest people on the planet.
    J Matthews- supposedly billionaire financier
    Alizee – French industry heiress

    All did nothing, and now we are down to this – posters being tacked to lamp posts and trees. How humiliating.

    I still wonder how much James paid himself out of marshmallow investor funds – no doubt counting himself as a genius entrepreneur who should be massively rewarded no matter what the profits are.

    If I were a forensic accountant,  the first place I’d go looking for any serious Middleton money would be St Vincent & Grenadines.

    • ina says:

      They’re all social climbers. The whole lot of them. As a small business owner, I don’t rejoice at the misfortune of other business owners, but Carole is a pretentious, attention-seeking, wannabe-royalty who spawned a generation of lazy social climbers. She wants attention–well she got it! I can’t stand any of them.

    • Debbie says:

      @Penny: Ah, but Carole was only waxing poetic about the family unit when Meghan’s paternal relatives were giving her hell in the media, she wanted to draw a firm contrast between Meghan and Kate at that moment. Now that the shoe is on the other foot and no supposedly wealthy relatives will help Carole in her time of need, it’s crickets. It does say a lot about their “close” family unit though that none of them would lift a finger to help her even though they could afford it. As others have said, it’s Karma.

  36. Ladiabla says:

    At this point, Carole better pray that George remembers and loves his Grandma dearly because it really looks like neither the FK nor Terribly Moderately are going to help her.

  37. Satish More says:

    No pics of the posters???? I feel cheated, kind of like all of Party Pieces suppliers…….

  38. Lisa R says:

    Kate, you in trouble, girl!
    There were plenty of people who could have quietly made the Party Pieces problems go away.
    1. Charles was done with Kate and the Middletons when she ruined the coronation.
    2. Camilla never liked Kate. Kate wore a Party Pieces tinfoil tiara and did not bow to the new queen at the coronation.
    3. William is tired of Kate and her family embarrassing him. He already bought them a mansion with his inheritance.
    4. The Sussexes certainly are not going to give the Middletons money.
    5. The York sisters never liked Kate.
    6. Anne and Edward are not going to buck the firm.

    If William were going to keep Kate in a marriage-of-convenience, Party Pieces would not be in the news.

  39. Debbie says:

    Interesting how protectively worded the DM article is, for example, stating that the poster campaign was because of “the collapse of the family business.” I don’t think so, as a rule suppliers don’t care if a business goes bust, or the owners file for bankruptcy, they just want to get paid for the goods they sold you. So, it’s not because of “the collapse” that they are protesting, it’s because the Middletons purchased goods and failed to pay. If they are any kind of businesspeople, they must have known that there was a downturn in their business or industry, so why keep buying more goods than you could comfortably pay for? And it’s funny that the Daily Fail – that can’t go a day without mentioning the estimated cost of the Montecito mansion – couldn’t manage to state that the Middletons were living in a $5 million dollar mansion while they stiffed their suppliers (often middle-class people) of rightful payments.

    • Nic919 says:

      The Middletons are spinning because there is a new article from the guy who bought the company and he’s helping Carole pretend it was the “investors” in 2019 who ended up destroying the company.

      I mean why keep control of the company in late 2019 and turn it into a limited liability company if you were looking to retire? That’s because it wasn’t worth the amount claimed and the Middletons wanted more cash on hand from the investors.

      Maybe the distance between William and Kate started earlier than we thought. 2019 after all is when the rose story was made public.

  40. phlyfiremama says:

    “maliciously targeted” by the truth?! LOL

  41. ales says:

    Grifters exposed as grifters who have destroyed others, what a terrible thing to do. How pathetic that it is expected we all have sympathy for Carole and Mike. Not much reality surrounding the Midds, Carole has a desperate need to present them historically with wealthy aristocratic relatives. She grew up working class in a council flat, so what. She should be embracing her history, instead of rewriting it constantly. The ridiculous accents she and K created should be canned they are not aristocratic, they sound like discount store copies. I doubt it is possible, but what if the Midds owned up to their grifting, apologised to all their victims and tried to compenstate their losses. Carole and Mike seem to believe that living like the upperclasses is their entitlement, they miss out on nothing, the mansion, luxury holidays, designer fashion etc. If this was a soap opera, they would be the destructive villians and one by one be exposed and removed.