Prince William tells reporters that he will focus more on ‘social leadership’ than work

There are several royal commentators trying to push a narrative that Prince Harry should not have gone to Katy Perry’s Las Vegas show OR done a video for Stand Up for Heroes OR gone on the record to deny the palace’s lies about rejecting a birthday party invitation. The reason why the royalists are mad about all of Harry’s activities is because… King Charles was opening Parliament and it’s bad that Harry overshadowed that sh-tshow. Except that Charles’s other son (you know, the whole-ass heir) was in Singapore, trying desperately to make news and get headlines. Weirdly, the royalists are not concerned about William overshadowing his father at all. Think about that for a second – the argument coming out of the British media is “Harry should never step outside in America at the same time as his father’s big events!” But they’re radio silent about William’s blatant, willful and repeated attempts to overshadow the king.

Anyway, after skipping the State Opening of Parliament, Prince William then stepped on his father’s newscycle yet again by giving an impromptu interview to the rota reporters who traveled with him to Singapore. Per Roya Nikkhah’s tweet-thread:

Prince William says he’s focused on “social leadership” and “going a step further” than traditional royal work by “showing my intent more”, in an interview with the travelling British print media in Singapore.

“The thing that ties it all together for me is about social leadership. That’s what I’m trying to find my way in. I care about so many things and previously the family have been very much spotlighting brilliantly and going round and highlighting lots. I want to go a step further. I want to actually bring change and bring people to the table who can do the change if I can’t do it. It’s all about progressing, helping and advancing particular social causes that need to be given more support.”

“You have to remain focused, if you spread yourself too thin you just can’t manage it and you won’t deliver the impact or the change that you really want to happen. I’ve been in the homelessness sector for a long time and so rather than just being patron I want to do more, I want to actually build the homes, I want to provide them with the mental support, all the employment and the education they might need…

“It’s all these wraparound services, it’s kind of going deeper and longer, than it is the case of just having loads of causes that you sort of turn up and keep an eye on. It’s more about how do I show my intent more? How do we do more for you and give you a better future?”

On Earthshot, “We’re not just an award ceremony. People think this is philanthropy. They think it’s just a prize ceremony. It’s not, this is so much more. It’s about how much impact can we achieve by scaling and building up and spotlighting these incredible people. We’ve just got to join some more dots between policy regulators government’s money, and then you blend it all together and then see the impact from that. Every year we’ve got to get bigger and reach more people – the profile is massive so we need to make that bigger and better.”

[From Roya Nikkhah’s Twitter]

How many times is he going to say this stuff? He’s been saying variations of this whole schpiel for literally years – he goes on and on about how being patron of organizations isn’t enough for him, he needs to do bigger things and do less of the bread-and-butter royal work because he’s such a visionary global statesman. Nothing ever happens – Earthshot was largely ignored by the European and American media, his big “I want to solve homelessness” project was a bust and he’s too lazy and stupid to actually be a social leader on any issue.

Richard Palmer’s summary was accurate – it’s not about “I want to do bigger things,” it’s that William wants to work less and take on fewer patronages than his father did as Prince of Wales. William has been PoW for fourteen months and he’s totally overwhelmed and in over his head. This is also why he made such a BFD about hiring a CEO for Kensington Palace – he wants fewer things on his plate, he’s an incompetent executive and he is profoundly incapable.

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  1. Ronaldinhio says:

    Anything but work

    • Chloe says:

      “ You have to remain focused, if you spread yourself too thin you just can’t manage it and you won’t deliver the impact or the change that you really want to happen”
      The excuse to work less is pretty much summarized in this sentence

    • Jan90067 says:

      Mhmm… and yet… have we YET to see pics of Willy with ONE of the Earthsh!t winners? This trip OR the last one? Have we heard of what ANY of THEIR ideas are yet? What THEIR progress is? I couldn’t tell you a single thing about a single contestant/winner. But I know Beckham flew private from Dubai last year to go, the always sublime Hannah Waddingham wore green velvet that Willy matched *his* outfit to (in England she was pictured hopping into her brand new £100K Maserati… makes about 8-10 mpg but hey… commitment to cause right?)…

      But the winners or the prizes??? Nope… not a thing.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        I have no idea what this award show awards and and who it went to and what idea was great for the environment. Everything is about eggplant prince, the celebrities attending and everyone is flatlining the purpose of the event.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      Britney said it best “you gotta work bitch”.

    • Geegee says:

      I want to LOOK IMPORTANT. I do want to work.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        Eggplant wants to SHOW HIS INTENTIONS MORE. didnt say he’s doing more. Just the usual show intentions, listen and learn like the past 40 years right? I have no idea what this award show awards and and who it went to and what idea was great for the environment. Everything is about eggplant prince, the celebrities attending and everyone is flatlining the purpose of the event.

    • Giddy says:

      Hey, Word Salad Boy, it’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt. I

      • Lorelei says:

        That was painful to read. He is simultaneously so full of himself and so full of shit.

        Eyes rolling hard at “spread too thin” — these two quite literally spend more time on vacation than they do anything else. What a joke.

    • Jojo says:

      Ahh Willi Vanilli…the Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda… man. He’s “Fake as Fuck” to quote the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    • Campbell says:

      “I care about so many things and previously the family have been very much spotlighting brilliantly and going round and highlighting lots.”
      Did he really say that? What does that even mean???

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        He doesn’t even know what he’s saying. It sounds like he’s trying to say his family has been previously spotlighting things..but he’s going to be BETTER than them (Harry). Totally believe William skipped out on most of his classes at uni.

    • Bean says:

      Such a word salad!

  2. Flowerlake says:

    But why?

    Why should he be a leader above a trained social worker or nurse?
    Even an intern working in a field for a few weeks has more experience and training than him with these matters.

    • RoRo says:

      Because he wants a fancy title, he wants clout, he wants to look important (but do none of the work for the job). He loves recognition.

      • Chrissy says:

        He wants to do what Harry’s doing – focusing on bigger projects. Not visiting veterans on Remembrance Day or random British kids playing random sports. That doesn’t him the recognition he thinks he deserves!

      • aftershocks says:

        Exactly @Chrissy! What I notice is how Willy’s handlers are trying to use the language and approaches to doing charitable work that we see the Sussexes doing so effectively and successfully. The problem is that Willy is a fcuking jealous, lazy, petty, self-absorbed, ‘incandescent’ blowhard. Willy wants to ‘peg’ all the credit and the attention without actually having any ideas, and without doing any work. 🙄🤪

      • lawyercat says:

        It’s funny because I assume M&H actually do a lot of those small visits, I just assume we don’t hear about them because it’s part of the work to build to these big public events.

    • B says:

      FAFO dude.

  3. Caitlin says:

    Leadership??!!! What about leading by example? Demonstrating that you have a work ethic, can get things done and act like a true philanthropist. I’ll wait.

    • Milady Digby says:

      @Caitlin do you think he means vaguely pointing at various issues and telling everybody else what they need to do and then he will check on progress when he’s back from a lengthy vacation?

      • Caitlin says:

        Exactly!!!! That’s really all he and Kate do – their “work” consists of showing up and watching other people work and supposedly “learn”. Then, create a lot of “make work” projects to seem productive. What a life.

    • Concern Fae says:

      The problem with Wills ever been a leader is that his enormous ego has never allowed him to be a follower. You need that experience and humility to ever be a true leader.

      They really effed up raising that kid. He seems to have had a challenging personality from the start, but that should have been corrected, not coddled.

  4. Tessa says:

    William is not going to bring change. Social leadership takes work and William does not like work. How can he spread himself too thin she he does not like working and he is not giving up vacation time. And how come earth shot was planned during Charles opening of parliament

  5. ThatsNotOkay says:

    The intention is nice but the execution is ineffectual. My high school teacher would tell me the road to hell was filled with good intentions. Can’t say I believed in hell, but I got his point. Not saying William is doing actual harm with his escapades (aside from the obvious), but I am saying he’s not doing any of it right yet.

    • ShazBot says:

      Considering most of what he’s trying to do requires government intervention, he’s setting himself up to fail or…try and change the constitution about the role of monarchy? But he’s lazy so you know he’s not doing that.

      • Lisa says:

        Yes there is a narrow list of things he can do. Bringing services together for homeless people is not a new idea but it is a good one. He doesn’t have the power, guts or smarts to see it thru tho

      • Lorelei says:

        I also think he lacks the respect required to make people *want* to work hard for him. It’s so obvious that he’s full of it, so people aren’t exactly lining up to help bring all of his grand plans to fruition.

        He was able to get a handful of big names to sign on to Earthshit, but from what I’ve read, those are all people who are chasing knighthoods or other prestigious “honors” the BRF awards — they’re not there because Bill is such an effective leader.

  6. Tessa says:

    William alienated his only sibling and he makes such speeches about caring and helping mankind. So hypocritical.

  7. Loretta says:

    Royal Reporters didn’t accuse William of overshadowing Charles simply because no one cared about his trip to Singapore

    • ML says:

      The RR has reported on the Middleton’s bankruptcy/ scuttled plans for a new birthday company and compared Kenya to WanK’s Caribbean disaster. KC might not want the RR to outwardly report his displeasure at PW stepping on his news cycle (it makes KC look petty and ridiculous because he is), but clearly BP is allowing negative stories about the heir to make it into print.

  8. BlueNailsBetty says:

    1. That was a helluva word salad he spewed.

    2. William is grossly incurious which makes him grossly incompetent.

    3. William will never be a leader, social or otherwise.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      @BlueNailsBetty: I thought it was word salad too! Some of it made no sense at all: “We’ve just got to join some more dots between policy regulators government money…” Wtf is he babbling about?

    • Jay says:

      Same! I see a whole lot of buzzwords thrown around but what is he actually going to do? I’m trying to decipher this:

      “I care about so many things and previously the family have been very much spotlighting brilliantly and going round and highlighting lots.”

      Somebody please give this person some media training 🙏.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        Future king of England cannot speak English clearly.

      • Debbie says:

        I spotted the overkill on the buzzwords too, once I got through laughing hard at William saying that he has been in the homelessness sector. Oh my God. Anyway, William reminded me of Ivanka Trump, spouting a lot of words they’ve heard someone say, and are now regurgitating to try to sound like they know what they are talking about. Homeless sector, indeed — sorry, just a flashback ridicule thing. William’s interview answer had so many extraneous words and repetition to it, there was everything but the lettuce in that salad.

    • Lady D says:

      Grossly incurious should be that family’s motto.

    • Anna says:

      Exactly, hilarious word salad. Like a corporate intern who heard a fancy phrase and now uses it ad naseum thinking it makes him look smart.

  9. Carol says:

    Really, start by showing true leadership in the relationships you have with your family members. Real leaders mend fences, work cooperatively, do not put others down behind their backs, and treat others with respect and civility.

  10. equality says:

    Did I miss something? When did he “spotlight” the winners? Wouldn’t this interview have been the perfect chance to do so? Interesting how he is ignoring that other members of his family have supported/started initiatives that have effected real change.

    • Krista says:

      Right? In all this coverage of him being in Singapore for Earthshot, I’ve not heard one. word. about the winners and what they are doing. It’s just all about him and how he’s a “leader”.

      A leader would highlight the winners and tout their accomplishments every chance he got. But he’d rather go on and on about what HE wants to accomplish.

    • Becks1 says:

      There was a social media post about the winners. I mean there were more posts with pictures of William and celebrities, but there was one post about the winners.

      • Michelle says:

        You can’t fix stupid, as my dad used to say. Everyone knows EarthSh*t is a vanity project and he proves it by NEVER EVER talking about the winners or their projects. He only talks about the big boy stuff he is keen to do.

      • kirk says:

        One is the loneliest number.

  11. seaflower says:

    “showing my intent more” = the new keen.

  12. Jais says:

    He wants to show his intent more? Okaaay, that’s super vague right? Still wishing and hoping to one day do something. When exactly are these houses being built? And finally his dad and Harry have not provided change but he will? Lordy.

  13. Tessa says:

    William is too lazy to build homes. I recall jimmy Carter did build homes for years he puts William to shame. William is all talk and no action.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Habitat for Humanity will live long after the Carters have left this world. Willy Boy could only dream.

      • roooth says:

        That’s real leadership. Habitat, like Invictus, will continue after Carter and Harry are no longer there – because they are real leaders

  14. samipup says:

    But, but… look he is wearing *green*. That means he is sincere?

  15. Mslove says:

    Oh look, Peg is making more meaningless pledges. Yawn.

  16. Maxine Branch says:

    This man is a lost puppy. He is incompetent has zero charisma, integrity and will continue to jump from idea to idea with zero results, pretty similar to this Earth Prize nonsense. He travels from country to country with this prize because Invictus does. Difference, countries bid for Invictus, he just gallops around the globe to gather photo ops and to travel with celebrities. I pity England when he becomes the face for their country. A Tory tool and fool. As long as he gets his vacations and is allowed to have his side pieces, all will be well in his world.

  17. Bigger things? He can’t do little things much less bigger ones. What he can do is to take credit for others work. What he can do with his earthflop is appear with flown in and probably paid actors. He can a does want everything he claims to be doing all about him and this is why he is a failure and will continue to fail if this is the template he will continue to use.

  18. Amy Bee says:

    All I got from this is William is not very bright.

  19. EasternViolet says:

    I feel like this is a direct attack to Kate’s keen talking points with Early Years and spotlight shining and whatnot.

  20. Happyoften says:

    Let’s not kid ourselves, the less he does, the happier EVERYONE is. Mostly the people forced to tolerate him and pretend the whole business is a magical experience and not just messing up their day. But also the helicopter pilots, traffic cops, POC forced to stand next to him for photo ops, and let’s not forget his planted ego wrangler. That poor schlub has to go to confession after every “He’s so handsome!” outburst.

    • windyriver says:

      Funny, one of my first thought was also, why would the people at any of these organizations miss him or Kate? They show up briefly, only for photo ops, there’s often little pre-appearance publicity, and in some instances, their presence appears to be a last minute arrangement. They bring nothing themselves, any SM postings omit useful links to how to donate or any existing wish list. And they’re so personally unimpressive themselves; Will is likely as incompetent a conversationalist on visits as he is in the interview above. In many of their photos there’s usually several people very obviously wishing to be elsewhere. All the two of them do is get in the way and disrupt whatever actual services the organizations provide in the course of their day.

  21. Sunday says:

    He sounds like any other armchair quarterback know-it-all loser who fancies themselves an intellectual despite never actually accomplishing anything in life. Of course *he* can fix all of society’s problems, *he* does things differently, you see. What’s that? Well, no, of course it’s not done YET.

    Also, he better watch himself because he’s getting awfully close to talking about enacting actual policy. “Join some more dots between policy regulators government’s money, and then you blend it all together.” There’s a reason the royals stick to philanthropy, Will, you absolute moron.

    ETA this is why I never worry about them “copying” the Sussexes. One minute opening his mouth and it’s blatantly obvious which brother is actually the intelligent one.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Sunday, you nailed it, I know exactly the type you’re describing, and a lot of the time these assholes seem to start podcasts, but unfortunately given W’s position, we’re forced to listen to his drivel to some extent.

  22. The Duchess says:

    This man is the last person I would go to if I needed to seek ‘social leadership’. The same man who alienated, bullied, abused and sacrificed his brother for the sake of temporary protection. He’s a coward with a serious work ethic problem.

    • AMTC says:

      Not to mention his puerile eggplant innuendo shtick and open disrespect for his wife (I get she doesn’t demand a lot of respect but when violence against women is so prevalent it is a critical social issue). So yes, lots of social leadership there.

  23. Shawna says:

    What he “spotlighted” in this interview is that no one understands what Earthshot is supposed to be.

    • Unblinkered says:

      Or, come to that, what his speech actually means! As someone above rightly commented ‘word salad’
      Pick up where your hardworking father was as PoW with the Prince’s Trust & Prince’s Foundation. Show up every weekday doing several engagements with those organisations as he did

  24. Harper says:

    What an absolute goober. You have to love it though when he opens his mouth unscripted. The Archbishop of Canterbury should pull Willy aside and remind him that even Jesus didn’t attempt to build all the homes and give all the employment and education and mental health stuff. Delusional.

    • Lady Esther says:

      “even Jesus didn’t attempt to build all the homes and give all the employment and education and mental health stuff”. thank you for my morning cackle over coffee! So true lmao

      • MoxyLady007 says:



  25. s808 says:

    “….previously the family have been very much spotlighting brilliantly and going round and highlighting lots. I want to go a step further. I want to actually bring change and bring people to the table who can do the change if I can’t do it.”

    So where are we at with bringing peace in the middle east? Can we get an update on that?

    • MipMip says:

      It’s funny, but we haven’t seen Statesman Will over in Israel or Palestine during the past month. No time like the present to bring ever-lasting peace. Not even a proclamation about how “bored” he is with all the violence. Strange.

    • Chrissy says:

      Is English his second language? What kind of word salad was that statement? You’d never know this overblown fool ever learned simple English after reading that. Such a leader – FAIL!

  26. Rai says:

    I keep seeing these articles about the trip to Singapore but I haven’t heard one mention of the earth shot winners, their projects or impact.

    As PoW, he shouldn’t need to tell us he’s a leader. I never hear Harry say “I’m a leader!” He just goes and does stuff. With all the resources available, William does less than an overzealous PTA parent. I will never understand how the British people allow this nonsense.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Because the average person in Britain doesn’t pay any attention to him, or any other member of the RF. They are not part of anyone’s daily existence. If you don’t read this page, or follow the tabloids like the DM, you would probably have zero idea of what they’re doing.

    • aftershocks says:

      Yep, that’s the point @Rai. Willy and his handlers are constantly telling us things that land nowhere. What’s important is doing and showing. ‘Putting your money and your work ethic, where your mouth is!’ Willy boy don’t have a clue, and he never will. Always a day late and a pound short, with his endless ‘listening, learning, telling, and giving a little smile here and there!’ His new nickname should be: ‘P.R. Peg’ 🍆 🤡

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Rai, there was an article and I think video on CBS(?) or one of the other networks. They discussed the American winner–being able to recycle polyester clothing I believe. Something new and needed.

      I have no idea what the other winners were about, but maybe their countries also spotlighted them.

  27. Laura D says:

    Social Leadership my arse! We have a Home Secretary who is telling the country that homelessness is a life style “choice” and is looking to fine charities who give out tents. Surely a true social leader (especially one who is looking to eliminate homelessness) would have something to say about this appalling attitude to the vulnerable in our society?

    • ArtHistorian says:

      “We have a Home Secretary who is telling the country that homelessness is a life style “choice” and is looking to fine charities who give out tents. ” WTF! The Tories have really just decided to drop the mask and move into cartoon villain territory.

    • Lorelei says:

      I’m sorry, what now? A “lifestyle choice?” Did an elected official actually say that? Jesus H

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        “The latest trend is being homeless but there’s more to that meets the eye. On the next episode of Willy Wales’ Way of Living, Willy will teach you the finer points of living the exhilarating homeless lifestyle! Learn what to wear, where to buy a tent, the best hours for panhandling, which cardboard boxes make the best signs, and so much more! Tune in Sunday, November 12th for all the hottest tips to maximize your homelessness lifestyle!!!”

  28. Miranda says:

    He really does have the mentality of someone less than half his age, doesn’t he? This is the sort of thing he should’ve been saying when he was maybe 15 or 16, then worked to zero in on a pet cause over the next few years, seeking out people who could help educate him in that particular field. The future King surely would’ve found many people willing to help, right? Considering that he has always known that his life was meant to be devoted to public service, and he’d never have to set things aside for a normal job, this should have all been sorted by the time he finished university.

    I think you have to blame his father, to some extent. Charles, for all his faults, did some meaningful work as PoW, and a better father might have tried to draw his son into that work in age-appropriate ways, just to give him some experience. But then, that would’ve run the risk of overshadowing Charles himself. Couldn’t have that, could he?

    • Tessa says:

      William was protected and harry scapegoat ed. William resisted doing full time royal work for years and did a lot of partying and vacationing in his twenties. Those private talks with the queen appears to be of no help. He is still resisting work at age 41.

    • Sunday says:

      They say that without therapy or treatment, some people can get “stuck” at the age they were when they suffered a traumatic event (or for celebs, the age they were when they got famous). Ignoring the further possibilities of him having a TBI (from the golf club when he was a kid) and all the side effects that can cause, I think it’s totally possible that mentally Will is still hovering in his teenage years, and I agree that he sounds totally juvenile and ridiculous in his grandiose yet abstract claims.

      You could blame the father, but Charles himself is out of touch and ridiculous, so he’s just as clueless. Will should have, for years now, had a competent team surrounding him to make sure whatever the hell this is never happens. So many celebrities and wealthy scions are actual, functional idiots and yet we peasants would never know it because they have whole entire teams of the smartest people in the world doing all the actual work for them. This dumb-dumb and his keen kween are incapable of that because they will never admit to themselves that they need the help. God help him, I think he really believes his own hype.

      • Becks1 says:

        “God help him, I think he really believes his own hype.”

        absolutely he believes his own hype – all the royals do – but it seems especially extreme with him. He thinks that he can give a speech to reporters about being impactful and that makes him……impactful. he thinks he’s a global statesman because he said he was. He thinks he’s a “social leader” because he declared himself one.

        I can’t fully blame him – he believes his own hype because that is the bubble in which he was raised – who ever told him he was wrong? What has he ever earned? What has he worked for and been successful at? Nothing but no one has ever said that to his face.

      • Milady Digby says:

        @Sunday Will lost a great deal when his mother died. She insisted on equal treatment for both sons and tried to show them life outside their bubble. Charles failed both sons and neglected both for his mistress. Will would benefit from therapy but he is surrounded by enablers who all have a vested interest in continuity on the Monarchy. People kowtow to him, without Diana or a sensible wife or honest brother, there is no one being honest with him.

  29. Selene says:

    He looks identical to Charles in the link’s main picture.

  30. Becks1 says:

    Okay, first off, the time for him to be doing this was the past 12 years, when he wasn’t Prince of Wales, and when he had less royal pressure on him – that was the time to develop his signature causes and organizations, etc.

    And then this statement – “I care about so many things and previously the family have been very much spotlighting brilliantly and going round and highlighting lots”

    I mean, what a word salad. “The family has been spotlighting brilliantly and highlighting lots” – what on earth? And he cares so much about so many things!!!! how can he ever choose which causes will get his attention!!

    And then, the line about wanting to end homelessness and how he wants to be building houses – has he ever volunteered, in the past 10 years, with Habitat for Humanity or a similar organization? What is stopping him from building these houses?

    Finally – what the eff is a “social leader”?!?!

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Totally agree, Becks! Social leader isn’t even a thing unless you’re, like, the head mean girl of your high school clique! I think he’s just trying to introduce a new, made up term because he knows he’s failed at being a big boy global statesman. He knows (on some unconscious level) he’s not an actual real leader of anyone or anything so he’s made up ‘social leader.’ Now he can just have his media minions parrot that fake title (to go along with his fake medals) until it sticks. Pegs is pathetic.

    • Lurker25 says:

      He’s not just building houses, he’s been in “the homelessness sector”

      SECTOR 💀

      He’s been interviewing LOTS of candidates for his top CEO job, I think, because he’s picked up a lot of business jargon that he clearly likes using:
      “Wraparound services”
      “Bring people to the table”

      I bet he wanted to say he’s been “disrupting” the homelessness sector and bringing about “iterative” change but those got lost in the thicket of spotlighting and highlighting.

      What an utter buffoon. Dunning-Kruger personified.

    • Kingston says:

      Becks1 says:
      “Finally – what the eff is a “social leader”?!?!”

      LOL Youre certainly NOT gonna get clarity from Bully’s handlers about THAT question, thats for sure. Theyre in the business of making a context-free claim and expecting all their sycophants to buy into it and start parroting it, no questions asked.

      But I can hazard a guess: apparently the “Global Statesman” declaration isnt going down well. It didnt “take,” as the saying goes. And I think its finally penetrated their cranium that he’s being ridiculed for that declaration.

      Moreover, a “statesman” has political overtones. Even diehard royalists cringed a bit at the “global statesman” declaration for that very reason. But social can be seen as the opposite of political, so voila! he’s now gonna be a “social leader.”


      PS: Moreover, theyve seen that altho H meets wth political leaders & Heads of State in advancing Invictus (for chrissakes NATO had a 1000-person delegation to IG Dusseldorf!! and the US govt sends an official delegation each year!!!) , its all about the lives of veterans AFTER combat. And EVERY nation wants to be seen to be taking care of their veterans both during and after active service.

      So yeah, H has mucho social capital. He IS a social leader. So of course, BULLY wants that for himself. Bully wants everything that H has.

    • Lorelei says:

      I think the bit about his other family members “spotlighting” is maybe a shoutout to Anne, who actually does work (if we’re going to call what they do work). He’s calling it “brilliant” to try to soften the blow by saying next that he doesn’t want to do what they do, he wants to do the exact opposite (which is nothing).

      I’m dying laughing at “he cares so much about so many things!!!! how can he ever choose which causes will get his attention!!”

      IMO he’s trying to lay the groundwork for the inevitable questions that will arise when months go by and he’s done, as usual, nothing. He actually thinks people will believe (and sadly, some will) that he cares SO MUCH that he just *must* be spending his time on the small handful of issues he’s most passionate about, and that’s why he’s not out there a few times a week, visible to the public, doing more Anne-like engagements.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Lorelei, I can only guess that Anne must think he’s an idiot. What she does keeps her in the public eye and attached to charities/events. People know her and know she ‘works’ hard.

        WanK on the other hand aren’t seen and when they do ‘work’ they don’t make very good impressions on the people who are working at the charity, etc.

        Yes, Anne must think he’s an idiot (actually she undoubtedly believes it of his wife, too).

      • Lorelei says:

        @Saucy, oh I totally agree that Anne probably thinks but W and K are total idiots…I’m not a huge fan of Anne’s, but one thing that can be said about her is that she doesn’t suffer fools!

        (Although she does seem to like her POS SIL, so maybe I should retract that last part…?)

        Anyway, I feel like Kate in particular must aggravate Anne because she does so little *while spending so freaking much money*.
        And Anne’s eyes must roll clear out of her head when Kate is praised on the front pages for wearing a dress more than once when Anne is still rewearing her stuff from like the 1970’s on a regular basis 😂

  31. Aurora says:

    William wants to basically operate like the Sussexes who are self-funded private citizens that can work on select wheelhouse projects on their own terms. They can disappear as long as they want and only come out for select events. The problem is William is a tax-funded public employee. He can’t work-from-home. He needs to be seen by the public to justify his position and the money it costs to maintain his family.

  32. Roseberry says:

    2 words – well 4 actually, Princes Trust & Invictus Games! Both projects very successful and recognisable, touched a diverse range of people and changed lives. Is Peg throwing shade at his family?
    As for that word salad, I’ve worked with 10 year olds who who could put together a better speech than that!

  33. SussexWatcher says:

    What an utter toolbag. And this speech is just as nonsensical and inarticulate as his gopher-wigged first wife. He’s not saying anything, just rambling and inadvertently confessing (again) that he’s not planning to do any work as PoW or king. His plan for the future is to just wander around proclaiming how bored he is of racism, the unhoused, war in the Middle East, the environment, and he’s here to listen and learn. Then he’ll disappear for months on end seemingly having forgotten about his pledges and promises. He’s an ineffectual loser.

  34. sevenblue says:

    Why is he so angry in the photo with green shirt? Isn’t he surrounded by royal rota (his very own cheerleaders)? You would think that he despises them even though they put a nice bow on every sh*tty thing he does.

  35. Chantal says:

    Focus more or social leadership = do even less work so he has even more leisure/lazy time. Willy Nilly could be the “leader” of whatever social club he’s in – do the Turnip Toffs claim him or even like him? He could be the Cheater Leader (s/o to my goddaughter who couldn’t say cheerleader so she kept saying cheater leader). Willy Nilly somehow manages to keep getting lazier and shirking more responsibilities each month. It’s truly astonishing! He sucks at a whole lot of things but he’s definitely becoming more skillful doing that.

  36. Eurydice says:

    You know what, William? Take a look at your dad, festooned in finery, reading out a speech that contradicts everything he’s worked for his entire life. That’s your future. So, keep up with the word salad, because you couldn’t be meaningful even if you wanted to.

    • Christine says:

      Perfectly said. He could not have proven that the British monarchy has far outlived its useful life more spectacularly if that had been his intended goal. He is the man time forgot, aimlessly searching for a purpose, while really hoping he never finds one.

  37. advisor2u says:

    In the course of 3/4 days 3 British royals were in the news with the activities they undertook in 3 different countries on 3 different continents. The press screamed: this is overshadowing! But who overshadowed who?

    (This reads like: “My sister was in Paris giving a speech at a conference, on my birthday, while I had my birthday party; how dared she overshadow me!)

    Back to the UK royals.
    Two could have easily avoided ‘overshadowing’ each other, because their public appearances are handled by their royal courts and scheduled by a joint court circular.
    But who did the UK press&media’s royal propagandists blame for the ‘supposed overshadowing’?

    Well, nonother than the one royal who is living a carefree life OUT OF the UK, the non-working royal, the non-taxpayers funded royal with no access to that thing called royal agenda (court circular) – how would he know, why would he care!

    Harry (and Meghan) continue to live your lives the way you want, free from the royal drama. Glad that you keep telling the royals and their media propagandists – we don’t care, we good over here! GTFF.

  38. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

    Prince William just doesn’t get it, does he? Prince Charles may have been a crap father, but he got things done as Prince of Wales. The Prince’s Trust has benefited a lot of people since he founded it 50 years ago or something. Prince Charles worked for years on his projects and doing the bread and butter of royal engagements. Same with Princess Anne and Prince Philip with the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Prince William says he’s been working with homeless charities for years but doesn’t even mention what or how he’s been working with them. Lots of big ideas, Prince William has, but not a lot of follow-through. Even Earthshot is more about his ego.

    • MaryContrary says:

      I always think about this: it’s a no brainer for him to take over Prince’s Trust. It’s crazy that he’s so driven by jealousy of his brother that he wants to “compete” rather than just take over an existing great program established by his father.

      • Athena says:

        He would destroy the Prince’s Trust if he took it over. The social leader bit is how he sees Harry. Harry’s involvement in vaccine inequity during the pandemic, travel sustainability, children safety on the internet, veterans support.

        Probably the only person who could tell him what’s what was Harry. William is completely lost.

      • sevenblue says:

        He probably thinks, if he takes over Prince’s Trust, it will still count as his father’s legacy. That’s why he wants something that’ll be known as his. Too bad, he doesn’t have what it takes.

      • aftershocks says:

        Chuck ain’t planning to let Willy boy get within 10 feet of the Prince’s Trust. It was decided a long time ago, by Chuck, to hand over the reins of the Prince’s Trust, to his cousin, 2nd Earl Snowden, David Linley (Princess Margaret’s son).

      • MaryContrary says:

        @aftershocks The reason it was handed over to Earl Snowden is because William turned it down. Prince Charles wanted him to take it over. Although he’s probably glad his cousin has it now since William does f-all.

      • Lorelei says:

        @MaryContrary, ITA— I do think that Charles was disappointed way back in the day that neither one of his sons was interested in the Prince’s Trust, but knowing what he knows now, he must be SO relieved that William has nothing to do with it, because even Charles knows that William would manage to fck it up.

        You know, if William knew he wanted to be lazyAF, he should have enthusiastically taken on the Prince’s Trust, because by now it seems like a pretty well-oiled machine with competent people in place who’d keep it running with almost zero effort from William. William could have done jack shit, yet taken credit for all of the Trust’s accomplishments.

        But his ego got in the way. He needed his OWN “big thing.” Except sadly for him, he’s not capable of launching anything nearly as successful as the PT or the IG.

        If William wasn’t such a horrible person, I’d actually feel incredibly sorry for him, because I feel sorry for anyone born into that family, especially the heirs, whose futures are basically written before they’re even born. And William in particular, losing his mother and then having to be among the first generation of royals navigating the changes that came with the internet/SM/smartphones. But William has revealed himself to be such a cruel POS that I have zero sympathy for him.

  39. HeatherC says:

    He’s already doing less as POW than his dad did. And I mean when Charles was created POW, before his investiture.

    Charles was about 10 right? And even then he was outworking his son. Sure it was school work, but he was doing more in his first 14 months as POW as a school kid than his adult son has done. It is so sad.

  40. Kingston says:

    Ye gads! He wants to be Harry so bad! even we here on the other side of the globe can see, smell, feel and taste it. Its sooooo cringe! So embarrassing. So pathetic.

    You can tell that all this verbiage was crafted by his handlers. They see his desperation.

    They see H on the world stage seemingly so effortlessly doing things that grab global attention, being the CEO of is own company (along with his equal-partner wife) hvng interests all over the USA and Africa and BULLY wants that for himself!

    Completely ignoring the fact that H EARNED the good reputation and high regard he now enjoys, having put in the work over the past TWO DECADES! H was 19 when he partnered wth Prince Seiso to create Sentenale…….the same Sentebale for which he was given high honor & VIP treatment in Japan and Singapore a couple months ago for both the annual fundraiser and the summit in Tokyo. These things don’t happen overnight.

    BULLY is hungry and thirsty and impatient and this is a recipe for disappointment, anger and bitterness……all of which are already manifesting in him.

    Ooohhhhh I can’t wait to see the combustion!!

    • MsIam says:

      “Ye gads! He wants to be Harry so bad! even we here on the other side of the globe can see, smell, feel and taste it. Its sooooo cringe! So embarrassing. So pathetic.”

      Hard agree on him wanting to be Harry. What’s that creepy saying about wanting to cut someone open and crawl inside their skin? That is the vibe William gives. But the sad thing is that if William were a different type of person, I bet Harry would be happy to work with him on different projects and share the success. I think Harry wouldn’t have a problem collaborating with his brother or even his father but they are both consumed by such a toxic jealousy that they suck up all the oxygen in the room. Not to mention that toxicity makes them both dangerous to be around.

  41. Tina says:

    Curious how this will go over with monarchists. Don’t they want the royal family out there doing bread and butter type events?

    • Nic919 says:

      There are some comments in the telegraph article that suggest they don’t like this very much. The word woke has been used as well.

    • Unblinkered says:

      Replying to Tina – I’d say, yes, the British public absolutely do want the monarchy out there in the UK daily doing bread & butter events. It’s what The Queen, Philip, Charles and Anne did/do so well. Meeting ordinary folks and giving huge encouragement in their jobs and their lives.
      The issue with W’s abandonment of his actual UK bread & butter responsibilities is that, til now, he’s been indulged and protected by the UK media. That’s the issue.
      It’s time now for the UK press to shine a light on his sciving: leave statesman & social leadership work to the professionals, and start hunkering down with daily bread & butter engagements in the UK.

  42. advisor2u says:

    For a uni-graduate, Will’s vocabulary and phrasing are very poor and unfocused. I think he’s trying to be relatable or streetwise, but he’s failing badly.

    • Lorelei says:

      It annoys me so much that for so many years, Harry was considered the “dumb” one (mostly due to undiagnosed dyslexia), when in reality, it is the exact opposite!

      We’ve heard Harry speak off the cuff A LOT over the past few years, and he would never give such a nonsensical, meandering word-salad-ass interview. William is 100% the idiot ( although Kate is a close second).

  43. BeanieBean says:

    So basically he wants to be a bigshot, but he has no idea what he needs to do in order to achieve bigshot status. The reality is, he’s still doing what ‘his family’ has always done–the whole shining a spotlight on people doing good works.

  44. Jensa says:

    He seems a bit pissed off that people think the Earthshot thing is “just a prize ceremony”. But that’s what people will think if they can see PW is spending all his energy on glitzing it up – the tacky pop concert, all those celebs, minimal (if any!) focus on the prize winners and projects. All of this says it’s not a serious event, it’s just an ego trip for PW. It’d be so much better if he did e.g. a documentary where we got to see the candidates in detail and what they’re doing, on their home turf.

    Oh and as for going “a step further” than other royals. A bit difficult to do when when you’re already several miles behind them (Harry, Diana, Charles) and you’re in your 40’s with virtually nothing to show for it. The man’s an absolute clown.

  45. Lau says:

    There was barely an article in the daily fail about the Earthshot ceremony so it’s fair to say that nobody cares.

  46. Over it says:

    What wank really said : I don’t want to work Period. However I have to give the aura occasionally of working so that I get to keep all the fancy houses, and helicopters and money and security and the benefits that came with my accident of birth. You did me working people?

  47. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    The comments on twitter, under the Telegraph article, are delicious!🤣🤣

    • Mary Pester says:

      Ok willy, you sit on that chair because we are going to have a little chat, now,
      Have you ended homelessness? No, thought not.
      Have you brought peace to the middle east? No thought not
      Have you saved the planet? No, thought not
      Tell me willy, how many (including your marriage vows) promises have you kept? None? Thought not

      Willy, are you jealous of Harry? Yes, thought so
      Willy do you want what Harry has? Yes, thought so.
      Willy are you trying to BE harry? Yes, thought so.
      Willy, Harry has worked hard for years,, supporting different causes across all age groups, going above and beyond for veterans have you done anything like that? Ah ah, ah willy stop it, saying that your family highlight good causes is NOT the same. Now final little bit of advice for you willy, STOP obsessing over Harry, GET OF YOUR LAZY INCANDESANT ASS AND WORK. Your not a global statesman, your a spoilt little man child who has had everything handed to him on a plate, just like your father before you! If you want respect give it and earn it, and until you do, either sit down and STFU or get out there AND WORK

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Mary Pester, I agree. The other thing I was thinking about is the fact that anything he would do for bringing people together to accomplish ‘X’ needs money. Why doesn’t he just start doing fundraisers for the issues that he supposedly identifies with? He wouldn’t have to do much work–other will do that, but he will need to mingle with people who have deep pockets. Then make sure that the money raised goes to the charity, etc., that they received it for.

        Does he understand that he could actually be seen as doing something good? The royals just make me tired because they truly don’t have any people around them that can figure it out.

  48. Ameerah M says:

    “Highlighting lots”, “wraparound services”. He sounds like a teenager who didn’t do his homework and then was called on by the teacher in class so he just bulls*its his way through answering. Everyone talks about how terrible Kate is at speaking but William is just as bad. And he’s the one who is next in line to the throne.

    • Lorelei says:

      This is exactly what it sounds like. He got caught off guard by being called on in class when he wasn’t paying attention, and decided to BS his way through 😭

  49. ChattyCath says:

    Oh dear. Isn’t there a (satirical) dictionary somewhere for business speak. Next ‘speech’ he’ll be ‘thinking outside the box’ and indulging in some ‘blue sky thinking’. Definitely swallowed that dictionary.

  50. QuiteContrary says:

    Awww, look, Willy found himself a new buzzword: “social leadership.”

    But the way he describes it has a better name: slacktivism.

    • HuffnPuff says:

      Lol slacktivism – that’s it exactly. Him and his wife think that talking about doing something is the same thing as actually doing it. They think talking will score them points and win the hearts of the people. That we won’t remember how he said this and then did nothing afterwards other than listening and meeting. I don’t recall Diana saying how she was going to help victims of land mines. I do remember her walking out in the fields wearing protective gear though and meeting with victims. I don’t remember her giving speeches about AIDS patients and how she wanted to help them. I do remember her hugging them and talking to them. That’s really all a royal needs to do. Connect with citizens. I don’t think anyone thinks they can solve the world’s problems.

  51. Jaded says:

    The BaRF has to get out from under the control of the Tory government. I’d be interested to hear some comments about what could possibly take place if Labour wins the next election. I know Keir Starmer is a weak leader and has said he’d uphold the institution of the monarchy, but Labour needs to make reform a big part of what his party stands for. The monarchy is failing badly under KFC, that much is evident in the brief period of time he’s been wearing the crown, but he doesn’t seem to realize the need for the monarchy to become much more than a rich, entitled figurehead, seemingly not giving a damn about the dire lack of affordable health care, education, well paid jobs, and the skyrocketing rates of food and housing insecurity while Willnot babbles useless word salads about social leadership.

  52. J McGraw says:

    I’m aghast at the word salad he is spewing. This is a university-educated, 41-year-old man? Contrast his statement with the speeches Harry has given about Invictus, WellChild and Sentebale. I’m sure Harry has brilliant people helping him with his comms—but he clearly speaks from experience and from the heart. Harry was as damaged by his mother’s death and his family’s atrocious handling of it as William—but for some reason he just got out there and did the work, while his brother hid out. William being the coddled, protected heir was simply terrible for him.

    Honestly, it’s just so embarrassing. How hard is it to be wealthy af and find a charity you want to support? This isn’t rocket science!! With his yapping about the Middle East and homelessness and climate change he just cements himself further as all talk and no action.

  53. tamsin says:

    I believe there is no actual description for the Prince of Wales Job. I believe a lot of them just drank and womanized their years away until they acceded to the throne. Prince Charles actually made something of the role and kudos to him for doing so. It’s interesting that Princess Elizabeth was never made Princess of Wales in her own right. When William was doing Search and Rescue in the navy, I thought he was doing well to “serve” since they would never send the heir into an actual theater of war. However, I think his helicopter ambulance driver appears to be an attempt to avoid royal duties. He seems unable to stick to anything long enough or do enough work to actually make a real contribution. Perhaps it’s because he has no actual interest in anything, or wasn’t given the opportunity to find his true passions because he was told he was going to be king from day 1.

    • Tessa says:

      George the 6th was opposed to her being princess of Wales and thought it should be reserved for male heirs wives. I think he should have given her that title. Until Henry the eighth wanted to marry anne boleyn he gave the princess of Wales title to his daughter mary and she actually had a court in Wales however briefly.

  54. girl_ninja says:

    What he wants is to be Harry but hates that he wants to live Harry’s life. His copying everything Harry does is so blatant I don’t know how he shows his face with out being incredibly embarrassed. He has no shame or dignity.

    • Becks1 says:

      And part of the irony is……he can’t be Harry without putting in the work that harry puts in. Harry is respected at the IG not just because it was his brainchild, but because he puts in the work for those games – for the cities, the events, the athletes, their families. Harry is accepted among the hollywood elite because the hollywood elite know how to work. Harry is sought after as a member of organizations etc bc by this point everyone know he’ll put in the time and effort with that organization.

      Harry is charismatic and his passion and empathy shine through, but its his work that has gotten him so much respect – and William doesn’t have the charisma or the passion or the empathy and he refuses to work.

      So he can never be Harry because he can’t figure out why everyone loves Harry so much.

    • Lorelei says:

      Exactly! William wants nothing more than to be like Harry, but at the same time, he desperately hates Harry, BUT he still spends his days envying Harry and everything Harry has and all he has accomplished. William resents the fact that the peasants don’t realize that as the heir, *he* should automatically be the beloved one, not Harry.

      He doesn’t realize that it’s who Harry is as a person coupled with the fact that Harry puts in the work that makes Harry so popular and his initiatives so successful. (Which is amazing to me, because it’s extremely fucking obvious that hard work is required to get a huge project off the ground, no matter who you are?)

      Honestly, living in William’s mind must be a miserable, circular clusterfck of an experience. And EXHAUSTING after a while.

  55. kelleybelle says:

    Oh Willy, “You’re a riot, Alice.”

  56. Her Again says:

    What about fixing homelessness???!! The homeless have been counting on you, Will….. 😭😭😭

  57. Leslie says:

    His late grandmother in her 90’s worked harder than this uninspiring idler.

  58. Milady Digby says:

    The late Queen took FK with her on a visit to Scotland last year in a last ditch effort to imbue him with a sense of purpose. She believed that she as monarch had to be seen to be believed I.e. bread and butter engagements.Neither W nor K seem adult, more like teenagers wanting everything without putting the work in. They turn up late for 55 minutes and aren’t really interested in other people. Kate is interested in being Queen, her kids, tennis, photography and flirting with married tennis players in front of their unamused wives. FK announces that he has loads of interests, what are they can anyone enlighten me?

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Milady Digby, IIRC, he had been to Scotland quite recently and that went badly. I always thought that QE2 took him along in order to show him how it’s done. I don’t know if she thought that he could suddenly realize as King he will have a purpose.

      For whatever reason the two of them were there, it doesn’t seem to have accomplished anything.

  59. sammi says:

    How is he going to solve the Middle East Peace process? Guess he will plant a tree .

  60. Macky says:

    Someone a few months back mentioned his childhood head injury. Could that explain a few things? Maybe he needs an mri to re-check things out?
    William doesn’t seem to like most of the people he is around. Why doesn’t he find new people. Also why is he so lazy. They say the English upper crust are allergic to manual labor but William has been watching people work his whole life. Even his grandmother made sure to end on a high note. She got up put on about 50 pounds of stuff and got out. William watched Andrew roam around the earth trying to get into deals. William watched Sarah furgerson selling everything. His uncle Charles runs an estate. So what’s up with william only working a few days a month.

  61. Sweetpeas says:

    * JAN90067
Mhmm… and yet… have we YET to see pics of Willy with ONE of the Earthsh!t winners?

    Something is not right about Earth-Shot. Your asking some of the same questions I’ve been curious about and can’t understand why a real journalist haven’t felt the same and gone digging into Earth-shots finances & it’s board members & winners.
    Who are they, why were they chosen. How much have each received so far . Was the price money helpful in getting their inventions started. These same journalists have no problem questioning Archewell finances or individuals of any charities H&M are involved in or work with. Yet you hear nothing but silents when a royals involved. The double standards can be difficult to deny when it’s happening in broad daylight & those that should care, don’t. It makes the hard working average persons who pays attention like me, start to see how that same system works for some and not for others.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Yes, whatever happened to that extra £7 million of Earthsh!t money? They awarded £5 million in prizes, but took £12 million. So that extra £7 million went, where?

      If this were a real charitable organization, spending 60% of funds on overhead would trigger a forensic audit.

      • Mary Pester says:

        @mrskrabapple, it’s been reported that this year’s earthsht took £8,000,000 yep 8 MILLION to stage, but the prize money was only £5,000,000, so obviously willy has no idea how charity works or how to be cost effective!

  62. Lisa Meyrose says:

    Queen bee not a worker bee!

  63. EllenOlenska says:

    He thinks it will get him laid with younger partners…who will admire the words and not check for results…

  64. sparrow says:

    This is all so strange to me. Cures for homelessness and racism in football, and now this. Who is telling William he has global leadership potential, even UK social impact potential and merit? Perhaps his mother in law, desperate to say anything as long as he’ll stay married to her daughter. William, you’re the prince of Wales, not the next UN Sec General.

  65. tamsin says:

    Was PBS supposed to broadcast the awards? It’s the EarthShot Foundations job to see that the winners and their projects get the right kind of publicity but the whole thing has been about William’s trip to Singapore and William giving an interview and William posing with celebrities. I’m too lazy to check but does EarthShot have its own instagram, twitter, and youtube accounts? Has anyone checked? How many people are exposed to the work of the winners? Are we just missing the press on this by assuming there isn’t any?

  66. J.Ferber says:

    Okay, so he’s been in the “homelessness sector” for years. But has he built one house for a homeless person, ever? No, it’s 100 year old Jimmy Carter of Habitat for Humanity who built homes for others for YEARS after he was President of the United States. All Willy has done is move into FIVE mansions of his own and dug in to also get the one Pedo Andy lives in. He is an embarrassment to himself every time he opens his mouth. You will never build one home, Willy, and you know it, you liar!!!!! He really wants to be famous for being famous, like Paris Hilton.

    • Unblinkered says:

      And people like Jon Bon Jovi also paying for and building homes in the U.S. his home patch. That’s key, charity begins at home.
      Let’s see W apply his, otherwise, empty words to actually DOING something for the UK homeless and getting out there in the UK on a daily basis if he really wants ‘to go further’ than previous RF members.

  67. Cassie says:

    No matter how much they try to protect and coddle and praise this man it will never make him a decent human being .

  68. JudyB says:

    I suspect he went to this event and had not prepared a speech. Afterwards, someone on his staff realized he needed to say something to the media, so he made this unplanned speech on the spur of the moment to increase the positive news about his trip.

    The problem is that he did not take the time to prepare a speech, nor did anyone encourage him to do so. The result was rambling garbage that did not make sense–it was “off-the-cuff” because he was too lazy to prepare. He was probably also a bit too confident in his speaking ability. Doesn’t he have a communication staff that helps him prep for events? If not, he certainly needs a speechwriter.

  69. Beverley says:

    Peg would rather do *anything* but the dreaded work.

  70. Khadi says:

    I don’t know if it is just me but William is actually going to build houses. Like Habitat for Humanity? I wanna see that.