Prince William & Kate will go on a ‘charm offensive’ trip to Rome in early 2024

I was surprised to see that Prince William and Kate barely worked in December, a month which has historically been one of their busier months. They seem completely over it, and by “it” I mean the whole “working royal” thing. They didn’t go to the pre-Christmas lunch at Windsor Castle, they didn’t go on any foreign tours together in 2023 and they barely fulfill the bare minimum of a part-time work schedule. The most notable thing is Kate’s apparent refusal to travel for work, alongside William’s lack of interest in traveling with his wife. Kate didn’t go to Singapore for Earthshot and she only left the UK once for “work” – attending a royal wedding in Jordan. Well, that’s going to change in 2024 – the Foreign Office is sending Bill and Cathy to Italy in “early 2024.”

The Prince and Princess of Wales are to make their first official trip to Italy, but are unlikely to meet the Pope, The Telegraph understands. They are set to undertake a short tour of Italy in early 2024, planning to see the sights of Rome.

They will be travelling on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, representing the UK with a programme designed to further the relationship between the two countries.

The trip will be the first time they have been hosted by Italy in their capacity as senior members of the Royal family, and their first joint official visit since Elizabeth II died. It is likely to include meetings and state events.

The trip has not yet been confirmed and is in the early planning stages, but it is understood a visit to the Vatican, which would ordinarily be arranged long in advance to take account of the Pope’s carefully managed schedule, is not likely.

A spokesman for Kensington Palace said: “We look forward to announcing the Prince and Princess’ travel plans in due course.”

It will mark a return to official joint tours for the couple, who have not represented the UK together overseas since a challenging trip to the Caribbean in March 2022.

[From The Telegraph]

Once again, notice they’re not being sent to a British realm or commonwealth country. They’re going to Italy, not really a hotbed of monarchist sentiment nor a significant British ally. It basically sounds like Will and Kate fancied an Italian vacation. The thing about possibly visiting the Vatican is interesting too – the Telegraph is shutting down that speculation, but Becky English at the Mail claimed that “negotiations around the couple meeting with Pope Francis are still ‘very much on the table’ and ‘nothing has been decided yet’.” Basically, the palace put in a request for Peg & Buttons to go on a Vatican adventure and Pope Francis isn’t sold on the idea. Becky English also calls this upcoming trip part of a “European charm offensive.” The last time they invoked the “charm offensive” title, we got the Boston Flop Tour and the Caribbean Flop Tour.

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  1. Tessa says:

    Another tour they can mess up.

    • Oh please this has everything to do with Italy vying for the Invictus games to be held in Italy. Peg is so jealous that he must know go to Italy. South Korea is vying for Invictus to come to their country so watch out for a trip there.

      • The Duchess says:

        Last time a Prince and Princess of Wales visited South Korea, it ended in divorce. Willy & Keen better be careful what they wish for with this incessant H&M obsession.

      • Proud Mary says:

        Great point, Susan. I forgot about that. Seriously, from this day on, each time Bullyboy does something publicly, I will not hesitate to ask, “what has this got to do with Harry?” Meghan and Harry will forever reside rent free 24/7 in WanK’s head. So, I guess the plan is to go to Italy ahead of Invictus, and try to be Harry and Meghan, thinking they can steal H&M’s shine (or persuade Italy to withdraw, setting up ridiculous headlines in the British tabloids. Or perhaps Italy has already agreed to withdraw from Invictus on William’s plea, and the pay back is this pathetic visit?). It never works. And never will. It will only serve to highlight H&M’s dynamism that much more.

      • Jais says:

        Although technically Italy was another one of their last trips. Not South Korea last but still one of the last ones. Was that just a family vacation or was it also a work trip?

    • JackieJacks says:

      Cue Can’t wearing red white and green bold stripes upon touch down in Italy. They are so fashionable in Italy that the tour fashion she will try to drag out will look horrendous. I wonder if they will tap their Italian in law and Beatrice (??? I always forget who is who) to assist. What a joke!!!

    • BayTampaBay says:

      i have read the article twice and still do not understand why Pegs & Wigs are going to Italy.

      • Jais says:

        It’s genuinely a mystery.

      • Beatrice says:

        Italy has a right wing government so it’s a strategic move from the UK govt. Plus Italian media are very fawning towards royalty so W&K are unlikely to be met with hostility.

    • ales says:

      Will she be flashing her naked butt in the Vatican ?

  2. Loretta says:

    I’m Italian and we don’t want them here

    • LRB says:

      I’m English.. I don’t want them either!!!

      • Lia says:

        I am German/French and God forbid these people ever set foot on our republican soil!
        We only welcome Meghan and Harry!

    • Jaded says:

      I’m Canadian and we don’t want them here either, Commonwealth or no Commonwealth. Lazy wankers can get stuffed.

    • Debbie says:

      Listen Italy, every once in a while some country has to suffer the Wales’ dubious “charm” offensive for the good of every other country who was spared, and this time it’s your turn, guys. I swear to God, I held my breath when I heard they were off again because I thought they were coming to America again, only this time they were going to hold all our heads under water until we told them we liked them more than the Sussexes and swore an oath of fealty to those two clowns. Sorry, but better you than us this time. France, Germany and especially you, Canada, your turns are coming too. Get ready for jazz hands.

    • Cathy says:

      We don’t want them here in New Zealand either.

    • Mumsy says:

      Isn’t that nice? Peg and Buttons have decided they can tolerate each other’s company for a couple of days – as long as they throw in some gelato and shopping as a sweetener

  3. s808 says:

    So what IS the point of the trip? Maybe the Pope will do a drive by visit a la Biden (and the NYC mayor before he canceled 🤣)

    • Chloe says:

      Probably some deal the british government wants to get with Italy. The royals is almost always followed by a plane full of negotiators and government officials that we be there to really negotiate on behalf of the government while the royals employ their soft power on the public.

    • Lulu says:

      Looking for good publicity since ES flopped. Cathy will finally get to order a ton of new clothes, Bill will declare himself a statesman.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Great Idea! Their CEO/private secretary can jut say “It’s OK Your Excellency, you don’t have to actually see us. Just tell the press we are meeting and cancel last minute for health reasons or something. It’s the hype that matters anyway.”

    • Chica says:

      There is a lot of trips between European royal houses and Northern Africa (Morocco) that usually involves trade and cultural relations. I can’t see Wanks punching the same weight as the Spanish, Dutch and Sweden royals on this front.

    • SALADSPINNER says:

      Kate wants the photo op in her private-audience-with-the-Pope outfit, which would be, by requirement, black and lacy and diamonds-and-pearls ur-Victorian, her most dramatic and favored look.

  4. girl_ninja says:

    The Italian Job 2 : Electric Boogaloo

  5. Lulu says:

    Are Bill and Cathy’s tours the only ones referred to as charm offensive? I believe Anne, Ed and Sophie have at least one objective when visiting another country.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Yes, they expect people to be “charmed” just by looking at them wave and walk by, like when they were newlyweds riding high on the positive global wedding coverage. Maybe they’ll do some silly skit around the colossem to be extra charming and that’s it.

    • LaraK says:

      Well, it’s a “charm offensive” in that what they think is “charming” inevitably comes off as wildly offensive.
      Case in point, Kate always using racialized children as props in her photo ops.

  6. DARK says:

    The offensive part is true though for anyone remembering how william acted at the football final against Italy. Maybe this is his chance to appologise.

    • Gingerbee says:

      Can you imagine if the Italian football fans held up the same flag that says, “Meghan one of us” 😆

  7. Chloe says:

    Actually Italy is quite conservative and these 2 have a surprisingly amount of supporters there so i think this trip will be an easy “win”. The italian papers definitely love them so glowing coverage is already in the bag.

    • Blackfemmebot says:

      I’ve seen this take as well from other royal watchers on IG (s/o matta of fact and duchess mm grace for such interesting and nuanced analysis) and I think this Italy trip is actually winnable for them. With that said, never underestimate WanK’s ability to pry defeat from the jaws of victory..

    • Isabella says:

      The Italian press will focus on Kate’s clothes—and make money that way. The 2 will lie in the sun somewhere in a beach resort where they don’t have to share rooms. It will be okay.

  8. Nic919 says:

    So a majority white Western European country with a right wing conservative government at the moment. Way to work on the racist allegations.

    • Proud Mary says:

      IKR? palace: now that Italy has re-introduce fascism, lets send our most racist royals to charm them.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      I’m sure they’ll love meeting with Giorgia Meloni. Kate might finally find another woman to genuinely be friends with, as her only other one was an outspoken racist as well.

      • CatMum says:

        ooh, who might that be? I’m searching my mind for any of Kate’s friends and coming up with nothing.

      • Nic919 says:

        The one who ran the orgies. She was photographed with her in the dating days, but a lot of those articles have been removed.

  9. Interested Gawker says:

    After the childish way William stomped away from that football game without congratulating the Italian team after they won over England it’s kind of amazing that’s where they want to send them.

    • equality says:

      Wasn’t it fans from Italy who held up the Meghan banner also?

    • TiM says:

      I’m Italian. So I hope William is coming to offer polite excuses after the infamous European Cup. Not to the team, but to our President of Republic, Sergio Mattarella. A true, old gentleman. William didn’t greet him then, very rude and “antipatico”. Then I hope in a hilarious photo op with our beloved premier.

      • Anonymous says:

        Little chance it will happen since they never apologized to being rude to the King of Spain in Spain and having to be corrected by the french president.
        Real classy people….

  10. Amy Bee says:

    The Telegraph says that the couple will be seeing the sights of Rome. That’s doesn’t sound like they will be working but going on another vacation. My guess that this tour will take place in Spring.

  11. SarahCS says:

    Cosying up to a right wing government? A great look for all concerned and on message for the Tories.

  12. Maxine Branch says:

    Nothing this duo does will amount to much. Their lives are based on achieving accolades nothing of substantial value. So of course they will go to Rome, a white conservative countey who values people that look like them. Pretty on brand to me. Expect more visits to white conservative countries

  13. Cessily says:

    I understand that the rota are beyond lazy but as writers they should really expand the vocabulary they use in these stories they spin. I feel like they just swap out locations and feed us the same story over and over.

  14. Roseberry says:

    Rushi Sunak recently went to Italy, sucking up to the new right wing Italian premier- they’re trying to broker a deal re the migrants issue as Italy is often a staging post for travelling on to the UK. So they’re sending in the “we’re not very racists” white royals to convince the Italians to help keep them out.

  15. Dee says:

    Normal Bill wants to drive an Italian car and Kate wants to snatch up all the fashion buttons Italy can make. The trip will be short, maybe 2 days of photo ops, and they’re out. They both had dismal numbers, so this will count every airport arrival and every handshake as a meeting.

    • First comment says:

      All of this!!! 2 days top! That must be their condition! And Italy sounds perfect because they won’t have to be in the same plane for more than 3 hours!!!

  16. Brassy Rebel says:

    You can’t go on a “charm offensive” unless you’re charming. So maybe they should go on an ignorant, racist, and lazy offensive. They could totally pull that off. And a trip to Italy is not exactly work. Sounds like an excuse for another vacation.

  17. The Old Chick says:

    Ha ha. Two two crypt keepers think they can charm Italians! Give over, lads. That header pic is what I wish for them : hatred and contempt.. Couldn’t happen
    To nicer cheating people

  18. Snuffles says:

    No doubt Kate will go dressed as a mob wife and offend all Italians.

    • Proud Mary says:

      For her sake, hopefully someone has given Kate the appropriate lesson on her role in a diplomatic visit. This should not be yet another occasion for her to tell the world that Meghan is living rent free in that empty space between her ears.

    • Kelly says:

      Maybe she’ll wear that Cardinal red outfit with the red cornette.

  19. Proud Mary says:

    All I have to say to that is “chop, chop”. The firm is going to try and use this as a kind of a do-over for Will and Kate. I think some poor shlub is right now on his hands and knees begging will to play along, and be publicly nice to his wife, that is, pretend to be Harry. How much alcohol Bulliam have to consume to pull this off, god only knows?

  20. Jais says:

    Roman Holiday: Windsor edition. If they hit some tourist spots, they’re almost sure to get crowds.

    • Jaded says:

      Cue Keen tossing coins in the Trevi Fountain, regally descending the Spanish Steps, challenging Willnot to a duel at the Colosseum…

  21. Kokiri says:

    Gee, I wonder why the pope doesn’t want to meet with them.
    Could it be the temper tantrum that lead to the Church of England being created?
    Probably, huh?

    No one needs this tour, or these two grifters.

    • equality says:

      QE visited the Vatican multiple times and KC has also. Wonder why they would say no to PW. The Pope has a lot in common with the BRF. Both are sitting on top of a lot of stolen artifacts.

  22. Brunisa says:

    They couldn’t have chosen a better destination. Right-wing, fascist-nostalgic elites love them here, while the press for the most part remains too lazy and/or complicit to do anything but fawn. I foresee a very successful tour/vacation for them. Sadly.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Has anyone else noticed the multiple FaceBook posts from these two (individually and “royal family”)?

  24. Cee says:

    It will be all offense and no charm, as usual.

  25. Over it says:

    One small wind come her way and we would be able to see what Kate had for breakfast, lunch and dinner . It’s really vile and tacky how she existed that car with everything open for discussion.

  26. Inge says:

    They really are going anywhere but the Commonwealth are they?

    Anyway I hope the Italians saved their “Meghan one of us” banner from the World Cup and that people remember how utterly rudely William behaved to Italy and their president at that World Cup.

  27. SIde Ey says:

    Ah the pic of Gumby’s look at me I’m so sexy mother in law exiting the car to attend the Christmas luncheon just never ever gets old.

    I for one cannot wait to see the Captain Crunch’s sidepiece fashion – bring on the monstrous shoulder pads and gold buttons/ mourning Melania laced veils while shaking hands with the poors. Parents of Black children in Italy, the British are coming! The British are coming – HIDE YOUR BLACK CHILDREN and do not send them to school for this assclownery of a photo op.

  28. Mary Pester says:

    WTAF is going on with the government and the worthless Windsors? They are sending bully and botox to visit a right wing government and a country that has enough of its own problems without these to clout chasing camera whores descending on them. I so hope the Vatican stands firm on the NO
    Keen wears enough white as it is, without trying to imitate papal robes.
    And whilst I have enjoyed two visits to Italy and LOVED the food I sampled there, I think they have very strong morals, and keen flashing her lady garden will be to, to much. Billy is going on another Bald, handsome 🙄statesman visit, but Billy you are going to feel so inferior when you meet some true Italian males,mind you, substitute ANY country on the globe, and the same applies for Billy and his travelling splat panel.

    • Jais says:

      It’s possible that the kid wonders at KP can stage manage a short trip to Roma. They can get some decent photo-ops which is all the trip is about anyways. The bigger issue is always whether the Wales couple can go 2 days without effing it all up. And whether the local journos will cover up for them if they do.

    • Carolind says:

      Think she would wear black if visiting the Pope. Diana and Queen Elizabeth did.

      • Nic919 says:

        Only the queens of Catholic countries can wear white when visiting the pope. Kate would never be allowed because she isn’t Catholic.

  29. Laura D says:

    The Pope doesn’t approve of racism and William isn’t head of the church therefore, I doubt very much he wants to be associated with these people if he can help it. I do wonder who’s sending them. Shifty Rishi was practically drooling over the very right-wing PM for Italy recently. Maybe, this so called “charm” offensive is to cement a meeting of right-winged minds. Funny that the UK is sending our royals to charm the Europeans when this government fought so hard to get us away from European politics. We are indeed living in interesting times!

  30. Lulu says:

    Is this someone’s way of stopping Willy from leaking/announcing the separation?

    • Lady Digby says:

      My darling husband actually asked me if Big Willy was going solo to see the Pope to ask him to allow him to divorce!! I laughed and explained he’s confusing him with Henry 8th and PoWs going to Rome will delay any divorce, not advance it!!

  31. Thelma says:

    I think we’re seeing how irrelevant Will and Kate are. No offense to Italy but that would not seem to be the highest priority country at the moment. Though of course, William seems determined to burn the Commonwealth down after the disastrous Caribbean tour so not surprising he’s not making an effort with Commonwealth countries.

    Can someone show Kate how to get out of a car gracefully?!!! Swivel your hips with your knees together, dear, to face the open door; THEN you stand up. Works every time, is elegant, and you don’t have to flash anyone!

    • ChattyCath says:

      Those flashes aren’t random. The UK and RF are finished if she does. I get out of a car like a squashed spider due to spinal problems and NEVER flash. Either that or she’ll say something asinine to Pope Francis. Preferably about the Cass Nostra.

  32. Kelly says:

    Who goes to Italy on an official visit and DOESN’T go to the Vatican? These two idiots. Good Lord.

    A pity, because in that red thing with her Sister Bertille hat she would fit right in with the Cardinals.

    • Chrissy says:

      Maybe the Pope/ Vatican doesn’t want the useless, lazy racists soiling their glorious setting. Although, seeing Art History major Kate asking if Leonardo, Botticelli etc are available to meet her, might be good for a laugh.

  33. Jay says:

    Didn’t Kate do a gap year in Italy? I expect we’ll be hearing about how she has to “brush up” on the language again and how excited she is to put her art history degree to use…

    • Roo says:

      Maybe she can talk to some art historians and finally solve the mystery of who is still making Faberge eggs…

    • Nic919 says:

      Oh we will for sure hear about her trip to Florence but they probably won’t mention she went there because she originally thought William would be there too.

    • Maremotrice says:

      @Jay: Or maybe she’ll gleefully declare that she’s forgotten all the Italian she’s learnt and ask a child in the crowd how to say “My name is Catherine”, in similar fashion to her non-attempt during her the 2017 Germany tour.

  34. aquarius64 says:

    The Waleses are not shoring up ties with a Commonwealth country? The fact they ate going on order of the government shows the BRF has no real power, especially now.

  35. Blujfly says:

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the Wales’ “secret” private Jordan vacation followed almost immediately by not only an invitation to the Wales for the wedding but one extended to both Pippa and Carole. Couple that with learning for the first time this year that Carole went on the Wales’ first tour of Australia and the media conspired with the Wales to hide that fact. Seems obvious to me the vacation included Carole and Pippa and was undoubtedly paid for by the Jordanians. Just food for thought.

  36. L4Frimaire says:

    They really don’t do anything of note except get photographed grinning ear to ear or through gritted teeth, depending on which one’s there.

  37. JaneS says:

    Why? I mean it. Why would Rome be interested in W&K?
    Are a lot of Italians going to vacation in the UK after seeing W&K?
    Can’t claim it’s gonna boost tourism, or support The Firm.
    King Chuck is the head of The Church of England. Which was founded deliberately to tell the Pope to p*$$ off by King Henry. LOL.

    Also, as an American who was raised roman Catholic but has not been a practicing member for decades, I hate to break it to the current Pope but…You are also an out dated, costume wearing, figure head with no actual power to change or do anything these days.
    The Catholic church has been losing members in the US for decades. In huge numbers.

    Maybe the Pope and W&K want to join up in a support group
    “We are no longer relevant in the modern world. But we keep siphoning off money from the poor, to live our lavish lives. It’s tiring, we need a hug.”

    IIRC, the Orange Idiot and wife #3 also visited the Holy Father. Makes my stomach turn. Hypocrites all of them.
    Trying to get W&K set up as “World Leaders” Pound sand all of ya.

    JMO. No offense meant to anyone who is religious.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      JaneS, I was raised in the Catholic Church and I, too, haven’t been to a mass in decades. I’ve been watching what Pope Francis is doing and it appears that he’s trying to bring the Church into modern times. I have no idea if he will be successful or not, but they’re going to have to go there if they want to keep the people they have. I agree with you about the Church’s wealth.

      The Pope isn’t well, and I doubt that they’re changing his schedule on a dime for British royals who aren’t even part of the Church.

      They can say the Home Office wants them to go to Italy, but if that’s the case why is this being declared a visit so they can “see the sites of Rome”?

    • Gabby says:

      Another former catholic here (as soon as I moved out of my parents’ house).
      The Catholic Church is the only institution I can think of that needs to apologize more than the royal family does. The Inquisition, the child molestation, treating women as vessels, just to start.

      • Dilettante says:

        Ensuring the “peasants” were illiterate.

      • JaneS says:

        @Gabby, Yes. Correct. All of it.

        The current Pope is now in poor health and IIRC, close to 85 y/o.
        He has talked about ways the church needs to modernize, etc. but he could/should have made forceful, drastic changes at the early start of his service.
        The Catholic Church simply must take drastic action and change to keep any connection to it’s remaining active members. Especially in USA.

        Major changes. Not just talking for another 10-15 years.
        And, IMO, #1. should be breaking into the Vaticans enormous wealth, distributing some to help the poor.
        Food, Schooling, Clothing, Health Care, pay tuition costs to put more students thru Medical School.
        Ditto for the BRF, and every other billionaire on the planet.
        (sorry for the rant)

      • Carolind says:

        A third institution needs to apologise. The USA for officially treating its black citizens as second class until recent times and for still having slaves in the late 19th century. If you have any guts and morals this will be published.

  38. JaneS says:

    That photo of Kate in red, flashing almost everything is really disgusting to me.
    She did that for attention, the look at me, LOOK at me is set at 11.
    A real Kardashian moment.

    This was not a smart move on her part. Got a short memory, doesn’t she? Charles resented how much attention Diana drew in public, right from the start. He openly complained to his team about it, often.
    William is just as much of an ego maniac as Chuck.
    Her taking the spotlight by flashing ain’t gonna get Will on her side.

    I never want/need to see that much of Kate on display. Shudder.
    And no butt patting in public, ever. Geez.

  39. Grandma Susan says:

    They’ll have no problem with the “offensive” part. But charm? Nah, don’t think so.

    • AC says:

      I think WK and the BRF are sooo arrogant to care what the world thinks. I hope they treat them like how they treated W in NYC(irrelevant).

  40. TheOriginalMia says:

    The last time the gruesome twosome went on a charm offensive together, they managed to get fired on live tv. The last time Willy tried to conquer a nation, he ended up wading in a creek with no one around him. Charm and the Waleses don’t mix. Just say they are going to Rome on vacay and be done with it. Those two aren’t charming anyone. And if they really want to visit the Vatican, take the tour. It’s wonderful.

  41. Murphy says:

    Seriously, their first full year as the Prince and Princess of Wales and they have NOTHING to show for it. They did nothing. Their predecessors must be so proud.

  42. Norvell says:

    The Wales’ have been married almost 13 years; what kind of “charm offensive” do the British Royals believe is needed and why? Hopefully, this pathetic couple don’t intend to interfere with future Invictus plans in Italy.

  43. QuiteContrary says:

    I just cannot … these two dullards will make even Rome seem uninteresting.

  44. tamsin says:

    So, Will and Kate are going on a Roman holiday? “Seeing the sights of Rome” sounds very lightweight.

    • Anna says:

      Seriously, Rome? What exactly is the point? You never hear that they were invited for sth, by someone – they just decide they want to go. What’s next? Paris?

    • BeanieBean says:

      Rome is wasted on these two. They’re not interested in art, architecture, history, ancient history, archaeology, they’re not foodies, they’re not people-people. They’re literally uninteresting & uninterested. But by golly, Katie keen will get new outfits; not in Rome, of course, Italian fashion would be wasted on her, but probably more McQueen & Wickstead.

  45. Bravo says:

    Maybe the leftover geriatrics will care but the young, who haven’t yet fled Italy for a better future, will be indifferent like the British citizens.

  46. AC says:

    “Negotiations around the couple meeting Pope Francis .. are still very much on the table and nothing has been decided”
    “Pope Francis isn’t sold on the idea”

    It seems even the pope has some suspicions on these 2. The world 🌎 is watching and many knows how bad they treated their own family members. It’s only some in the UK who are in total denial/ignorant of what the rest of the world is seeing 🙄🙄 .

    • BeanieBean says:

      I think it’s likely their team think they can throw together some meetings & activities for a visit coming up in a couple-three months; meanwhile, the Pope’s people have his calendar planned out for the entire coming year.

  47. JR McGraw says:

    Key word: “Offensive”

    Can’t be asked to visit a Commonwealth country, huh?

  48. vpd4 says:

    The Pope will end up eventually meeting with them. But Kate flashing; every time I see that picture of her, I can’t believe she doesn’t know how to exit a car with a dress. I also can’t believe she does this on purpose. What kind of immature person is she; and her country still praises her. That just shows you how the world just doesn’t care. They’re all a bunch of grifters and they should get along very well with the Trumps. She’s such an idiot.

  49. CM says:

    I can’t with these two entitled, unconsciously biased POS. I hope Karma follows them around for life.

  50. Innie says:

    England is playing Italy in the Six Nations rugby tournament in Rome on 3 February. I expect they’ll do something around that.

  51. JaneS says:

    The Pope needs to set an example, “No Visit”.
    #1. W&K are terrible people for the way they behave to H&M.
    Where is future King Williams skill in diplomacy or leadership?
    Bring a peaceful, polite relationship in your own immediate family before you try “ruling” the public.
    #2. The Pope publicly met with the Orange Idiot and his 3rd wife.
    Now we all know the long list of Things to hate Trump for, but
    #1. That evil idiot, as acting POTUS, separated young children from their parents and Put them in Cages! Add everything else we know he’s done after.

    The day the Pope and the Vatican PR use their money, most of which is ill gotten, and power to actively make a change to the centuries of misdeeds…. Any time now!

  52. Rachel Sun says:

    Have they forgotten how angry Italians were when Will snubbed their team a couple of years ago? Italians are also futbol fanatics like the English.

  53. Lau says:

    Italian far-right Prime Minister is very friendly with British far-right Prime Minister so they should just send Sunak but I’m pretty sure those two will make a mess of this official trip and it will be extremely funny.

  54. JB says:

    To me, they are never charming, only offensive.

  55. Beverley says:

    There’s absolutely nothing even remotely “charming” about Pegs and Triple K. If he weren’t the future king (and not so lazy), Pegs would be a used car salesman or an insurance peddler. He’s desperately unattractive, inside and out, so maybe he’d fail at even that.

  56. Arya says:

    I live in Roma. I don’t want those two here. Every time one of those head of state or celebrities or whatever come over everything and I mean everything here stand still..Closed roads,deviated bueses…what the hell. And for those two ? No way