Princess Kate’s recovery is going so well, she moved from Windsor to Norfolk

In the past month, I’ve gone back and forth about whether we should believe that Kensington Palace is minimizing the Princess of Wales’s health issues or whether Kate’s issues are much less complicated than we’re being led to believe. I’m convinced of one thing: we have not been told the whole story, and KP has publicly lied several times about what’s really going on. That’s all I know for sure. Oh, I also know that KP’s communications office is a clownshow, because there would have been so many different ways to offer more clarity and to tamp down the rampant speculation, especially regarding the Spanish reporting about the coma. In any case, we’re now being told – through official sources – that Kate has improved enough that she’s now moved to Anmer Hall in Norfolk, on the Sandringam Estate.

This has been a worrying week for royalists, with Buckingham Palace announcing on Monday that King Charles had been diagnosed with cancer. So I’m delighted to bring some cheering health news. The Princess of Wales, who underwent ‘successful’ planned abdominal surgery more than three weeks ago, is on the mend.

And, in a clear sign of her improvement, she was able to join her husband, Prince William, and their three children as they set off yesterday morning for a half-term holiday on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, where the King is also convalescing.

‘Catherine is recovering well,’ a friend tells me. ‘She was looking forward to a change of scene and will be able to take it easy in Norfolk while the children let off steam with William.’

The Princess, 42, was discharged 12 days ago from the London Clinic, where she had spent almost two weeks.

Since leaving hospital, without being photographed, Catherine has been at Adelaide Cottage, the family’s four-bedroom home at Windsor Home Park. Her children, Prince George, ten, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five, all attend Lambrook school a 15-minute drive away in Berkshire. They broke up for a week’s half-term holiday yesterday.

While Prince Harry was not invited to Sandringham, and had to make do with a 45-minute meeting with his father and stepmother, Queen Camilla, at Clarence House on Wednesday, Catherine’s family could see the King at Sandringham, depending on the medical advice he has been given. The King began his ‘schedule of regular treatments’ on Tuesday, although palace officials did not give details of which type of cancer. Catherine and her family will be staying at Anmer Hall, their ten-bedroom home on the Sandringham estate.

[From The Daily Mail]

This is quite common for Kate – for the kids’ longer school holidays, she takes them to Anmer Hall, where they have more space and more extensive grounds to spread out. That being said, I would be very curious to hear HOW she got to Norfolk. Ambulance? Car? Helicopter? If she is still recovering from major abdominal surgery, I cannot believe that a helicopter ride would be much fun, nor would a car ride for several hours. Of course, I didn’t believe Kate was actually in Adelaide Cottage this whole time. I still find it curious that we have not seen the Middletons whatsoever either. You could argue that William thinks he’s above staging pap photos on the school run, but you cannot argue the same for Carole Middleton. Where IS Carole – no one has seen her since before Christmas? Anyway, if Kate is feeling well enough to go to Norfolk, good for her and I’m sure that’s a good sign for her recovery.

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  1. Cessily says:

    And absolutely no one saw a thing, just like that jog in Central Park.

    • Hanna says:

      Sorry i don’t believe Kate is improving no photos no credibility.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        She is not doing better. They are having a secret summit where they will discuss Eggplant Prince’s swaying and sleepwalking while on the job, and of course discuss willie’s work load, and he will try to pass his duties to Kate, although Kate is still possibly in a coma, but willie says people in coma’s can still hear what’s happening around them, so it’s fine.

        We need proof of live like @Hanna says

      • Chrissyms says:

        100 percent. I was convinced something was yo when the kids didn’t go see her at hospital. Very off brand for them. This is honestly the weirdest situation

    • Bettyrose says:

      OMG that was a crazy reference. I’ve followed the Central Park story and know the police aided by evil orange manipulated evidence and public opinion, but were witnesses silenced?

      • BQM says:

        Over a jog? I’m lost. (Not uncommon 😆 )

      • Becks1 says:

        @Bettyrose are you talking about the Central Park Five?

        Cessily’s comment is in reference to William saying he went for a jog in Central Park but somehow not a single picture was taken of him.

      • bettyrose says:

        Oh, my mistake. Yes, I really thought that was in reference to the Central Park jogger and the five falsely convicted young men. I hear Central Park and jog, that will always be my association. I was a teen when it happened and it has always lived in my subconscious.

      • Pajala says:

        I know I’m repeating myself here, but I used to rollerblade every day on that Central Park loop and to say Willie (and his security) went unnoticed on that route, at any time of day, is laughable. They should have checked the logistics of the path before making that up.

    • ales says:

      What if it is all lies. Kate has disappeared regularly for long periods of time, over the years. Whats new is that they are publishing it now, as though it is unusual. The BRF and the BM are completely ignoring the Epstein Files, Prince Andrew and the repercussions. Prince Charles was on the list and the mystery redacted 6. Every subject but this is being published. Trying to turn Kate into Princess Diana has failed. The Midds all in hiding to create more attention and remove focus off everything else, is this all planned. Now they have some freak story claiming Harry was in love with Kate. Their desperation is on public show. Whatever is going on must be huge all their stories keep coming apart.

    • CoffeeChamp says:

      Yep. We are one disgruntled KP/BRF employee from finding what really happened with her.

    • Charlene K Brooker says:

      And William looks horrid. He has lost a ton of weight and appears drunk or hungover and with buggy eyes. Something is not right with any of them.

    • roooth says:

      Harry was there for 24 hrs and they got 100s of pics. Everyone else has been there ever since Kate disappeared, but the paparazzi can’t find them? Really?? Or have they been briefed to stay away, and distract with more hatred for Harry & Meghan?
      #WheresKate #ProofOfLife

  2. Geegee says:

    Proof of life needed

    • Seraphina says:

      Right, and at this point she is a princess of the realm (is that not what was on the kids’ birth papers) so should they public not ask to se something, anything to prove is alive or able to blink twice for yes I am ok???? this whole thing is crazy.

    • MY3CENTS says:

      You know they would have trotted her out for a pap photo the minute she was better, so I’m not buying it.
      Something is very wrong with both if them.

      • I think she has Crohn’s disease. A longer recovery, unpleasant for the kids to see until she has adjusted to it herself. She certainly has weight loss. She hasn’t looked well for a while. Could be wrong but——could be right.

    • Lorelei says:

      It must have been William’s idea to release this, because all it does is create more confusion and make people ask even more questions than we were before.

    • Megan says:

      My tin foil hat theory is that she has been recovering at Wood Farm. It was likely set up as some kind of medical/hospice situation for Prince Philip, making it a convenient and private place to recover. It would also explain the disappearance of the Midds.

      • murphy says:

        It’s possible, but how would it explain the disappearance of the Midds? Even if there was an entire hospital in Wood Farm they wouldn’t all four of them be there 24/7 for a month

      • BeanieBean says:

        Per his instagram, James & his wife & child & a couple of their dogs are currently on a ski holiday. At least as of five days ago.

      • pyritedigger says:

        I am not a royal watcher, I don’t know all of the minutiae. But just from what I see from headlines on here and the occasional article… my tin foil hat theory is botched plastic surgery. Kanye’s mother died from complications. Things can get quite serious. I think they wouldn’t be dodging and obfuscating so much otherwise.

  3. Amy Bee says:

    It’s striking that even with various changes to their comms team over the years KP’s PR remains terrible. The only thing they excel at is leaking stories.

    • Shawna says:

      And I’m sure it’s the tabloid journalists that taught them how to do it.

      • Caren says:

        It’s possible Kate had a brain aneurysm, which occurred during the abdominal surgery. It happens mostly to women age 30-60. That’s why they didn’t say they expected a full recovery. She might need to relearn talking, etc. Very devastating. It would take several months to recover. She could also have had a stroke.

      • Kitty says:

        CAREN, funny you sound say that, my friend who is a nurse said the lenght of time in hospital and aftercare etc be a aneurysm too ! But really we just dont know de particulars !!

        I dont believe this was a planned op.either wasnt she going to Italy

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      I think this leak is coming from BP/Chucky’s comms team. Consider the timing:

      1. KP goes on unhinged briefing spree about Kate being at the London clinic. Chuck, who probably already had his dx long before the announcement (otherwise Camilla would have looked more stressed/less smiling), gave cover to the lie b/c if the tabloids busted this story wide open then, it would have meant game over for his reign.

      2. Chucky then puts KP on notice that they are not to brief like that again. Chucky now controls the narrative, and guides it back to “they’re all at Sandringham for a staycation with dear Pa/Grandpa”.

      IF Kate *never left Sandringham* after Xmas, and is on life support at Wood Farm, this works out ideally for him. They clearly started cooking up this staycation nonsense after a scare last week. Midweek last week, Harry meets Charles – both wearing black, Camilla wearing black, and the whole of UK media wearing black the day before and the day of the meeting. Charles leaves hurriedly back to Sandringham. He was SCRAMBLING – they had to get a plan in place in case K fails.

      This way with the staycation narrative, they hope to put to bed open speculation about “where is kate”, and reunite the reported location with her actual location in case they have to suddenly plan for a funeral.

      All the stuff happening last week just feels like too much, and too layered to be coincidence. KP can’t plan their way out of a paper bag, neither can W, plus he’s more or less shellshocked, and Chuck is driving the propaganda bus.

      All of this is Chuck trying not to lose control of his reign, while his heir sets fire to his own future.

      • Morning says:

        I think you are right. This is all so sad. Those poor children.

      • Becks1 says:

        So this actually all kind of fits – Kate has been in Norfolk this whole time, so that’s why we haven’t seen Carole or any of the Midds. charles rushed back to Sandringham when Harry arrived not to avoid Harry, but b/c something was wrong with Kate. (but if it was that serious wouldn’t Harry have gone?)

        but that aside – now they’re changing the narrative so Kate is in Norfolk so whatever happens next, her reported location matches up with her actual location.

      • Shawna says:

        @Becks1 – no way William would let Harry near Kate.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        Becks, that all makes sense. Re Harry, tho, I also remember how studiously Harry avoided even standing by Kate, let alone making eye contact with her. He was more ready to speak to his brother than Kate.

        I can see a scenario where he is “that’s so sad, too bad, give her my best but I’m out” boundary.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        This…..is plausible.

        I keep wondering why Charles keeps moving between residences and cities. Using our experience with my mom’s cancer treatments (three different cancers), the semi-constant traveling seems off. My mom only made one trip out of town during her time of breast cancer treatments (approx 9 months) and that was because her sister died and we went to the funeral (approx. 8 hour drive).

        But the rest of the time Mom stayed at home (she was able to do some errands and take Dad to his doctor appts but she didn’t do long trips or keep changing homes).

        So Charles relocating to Sandringham to provide cover for whatever might come up in Kate’s medical care is plausible.

      • SamuelWhiskers says:

        The media all wearing black thing was a false rumour.

      • Tessa says:

        I don’t think harry would want to see kate.

      • LM says:

        What horrible speculation and rumor-mongering.

      • Becks1 says:

        @SamuelWhiskers not the day the cancer was announced.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        @Becks1 – remember too, that Charles in those papped car photos looked like he had been crying? Yeah, that was a heavy day for them, I believe.

        Part of me does wonder if the urgency of Harry’s visit was prompted by Kate’s spiraling health situation that week. I find it hard to believe the fam didn’t know about Chuck’s dx weeks/months before the public was briefed about it.

        Like H looked like he was turning up to get briefed on an upcoming funeral or something. I think that’s why the overnight stay – it jives with UK media still wearing black that evening, on air. Then she pulled through and he left to resume his US schedules.

      • Joy says:

        @BNBetty – and isn’t the lodge (or something) set up as an outpatient surgery center basically? It would be useful for Charles during treatment maybe.

  4. Kristen from MA says:

    I find it odd that they keep including the word “planned” when referring to her surgery. And of course, gotta include a “Harry wasn’t invited” shot in there. Can’t let the opportunity pass.

    • SAS says:

      And “successful” in quotes. Weird.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      Planned surgery means elective surgery in the UK. We use it to indicate non-urgent/post-accident surgeries.

    • Dutch says:

      “Planned” covers a lot of ground. Even if she was rushed to the hospital but not sent to surgery from the ER, then that surgery was “planned.” It might only take 8 hours to execute the plan, but it was a plan nonetheless.

      • Lia says:

        I heard that she has Chrom’s disease and had to have part of her intestine removed. And apparently there are no pictures of her because she has to carry some kind of poop bag.
        I don’t know if that’s true… I’ve also gotten to the point where I don’t really care and I don’t feel sorry for them anymore at all.
        The way Harry and Meghan are being insulted, smeared and gaslighted by them especially at this time is simply disgusting and evil.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        @Lia If that is true (which I doubt), the poop bag would not prevent her from doing a quick 20-30 second video thanking the public for the well wishes or even a few photos of her reading get well cards.

        Kate is on lockdown for some reason. She is not visible at all. Whether that is her choice (and I hope it is) or whether it is because she is incapable of appearing normally in front of people/a camera is unknown. What is known is this woman who has been constantly photographed for over ten years (officially) is suddenly nowhere to be seen for six weeks and at a time when she is usually doing appearances.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        @Lia: if she’s had a colostomy or ileostomy and has a bag, she would not be carrying the bag around for people to see. There are plenty of people who have permanent ostomies that wear the bag secured with a special belt under clothes so it’s not seen so people who don’t know them are completely unaware

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Those two phrases are a tell that this is KP comms. I thought BP told them to STFU last week?

  5. If it was just abdominal surgery like they have said then she could have gotten in the car and been seated and a photo of her giving a smile and a wave would have gone a long way. So do I believe this story that she has moved? No I do not and the crappy KP comms will continue.

    • Tara says:

      I have read a comment somewhere else that she and the Middletons are in hiding until those photos that popped up of her are buried again.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      I don’t believe she was ever at Adelaide Cottage in the first place. Isn’t that the place with just four bedrooms and no live in servants’ quarters? Yet, supposedly she had at least two nurses and stayed in bed most of the time. This report is as sketchy as the previous ones. I’m officially moving to the “proof of life is required” camp.

      I was trying to figure this all out on the Internet last night while everyone else was watching the Super Bowl. There are some really bonkers 😵‍💫 rumors out there but nothing definitive.

      • it is a > 8000 sq foot house, it may have 4 “bedrooms” but it probably has 5 living rooms that are each the size of my entire house.

        This 4 bedroom palava annoys me

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        Still not big enough for this squirrelly bunch if one of them required a whole medical team.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        Also, it really stood out for me how Camilla brought the media onto Windsor grounds as Kate was supposedly at Adelaide for that doll house event.

        She looked so smug. It’s like she was inviting them to get their own proof that Adelaide was looking empty, no Midds there, etc.

        I don’t think she was ever there. Not sure why KP feels the need to lie about everything.

      • Jaded says:

        From CB’s article on June 21, 2023 — it’s about 5K sq. ft. Read the thread under #7…https://www.celebitchy.com/822739/prince_william_kate_are_extremely_happy_in_cramped_adelaide_cottage/

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        I’ve never believed she returned to Adelaide. The paps would have staked out roads leading to Windsor (where Adelaide is located) and seen her car drive to the property.

        I also don’t think she was at the London Clinic. I think that was a diversion from where she was actually treated. William made one 15 minute trip and the Middletons didn’t make any trips to London Clinic. Like her or not, there is nothing that is going to stop Carole from seeing Kate so the fact that Carole did not go to the London Clinic is literally what clued people in that something was serious wrong with the story put out by KP/William.

      • Dee says:

        I never believed she was at Adelaide. There are other residences that have medical centers already set up. It makes no sense to create a new one.

      • Steph says:

        @bluenailsbetty that’s what I’ve been saying but people disagree with me. Everybody is like “oh, private entrance, private roads” etc. but they have to get to these private places via public roads. There is no way paps aren’t waiting on the public section.

      • Becks1 says:

        So part of the issue with the paps is that a paper or website has to be willing to run those pictures. There very well could be pictures of her returning to….wherever….and they just aren’t getting posted/published. Especially in a car going to Windsor or Norfolk, a cell phone might not capture it quickly enough, but a pap’s camera would.

        But, that circles back to the lack of visitor’s at the clinic. I DO think a passerby could have and would have snapped a picture of William or Carole visiting if they were visiting frequently and it would have made the social media rounds.

        But instead, nothing.

        And of course if they told everyone she was going to Windsor and instead she went to Norfolk, then people wouldn’t have been watching anyway.

  6. Seraphina says:

    I hope that she is well but I was thinking……and I know this is crazy and I am not trying to make light of her condition or trivialize it – but the way this has unfolded: with no sightings of either Kate or Middleton clan leads me to believe that that maybe, just maybe, this was a ploy to extend such much needed sympathy and good will to Kate and William????? I am not even sure if this theory was thrown out there and I know I can’t be the only one with the thought having crossed my mind.
    One thing is certain: NONE of this has made any sense. I hope she is well.

    • Libra says:

      @seraphina, I’ve said in other posts that I wonder if they are playing us for sympathy. So yes, some of us are thinking this may be possible.

    • Shawna says:

      But I feel like a Photoshopped photo in a car by Chris Johnson, planned like the Disney villainess shot at Philip’s funeral, would have been arranged if it were true. And surely Carole would be inserting herself into stories!

    • SussexWatcher says:

      I just don’t think this is for sympathy because I can’t believe for a second that Kkkeen would be able to stay completely out of the spotlight for this long. Or her family. If this were for sympathy, they would release some pap photo of her looking sickly or release a photo of her propped up in bed surrounded by her children.

      Also, it’s not really working to garner sympathy. It’s only making people ask really serious questions (about Pegs and his behavior or treatment of his wife) or make really extreme suppositions about his behavior and her condition. Or maybe people in England are feeling very sympathetic? It doesn’t seem to be the prevailing mood online.

      • Harper says:

        A blurry photo of Kate with Louis handing his mom a flower picked from the Windsor greenhouse? Immediate win and buys her another two months off. I also waver between her trying to rehab her image from the royal racist reveal and the bad press she got in Spare to believing the chatter that she’s in grim shape and they don’t know how to spin it.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        It’s the total lack of photographic or video evidence that makes me think there is something very wrong with her, much worse than we have been led to believe. I agree with Sussexwatcher.

      • Mrs. Smith says:

        By this point, lack of photos/video is just deeply concerning. I respect her right to privacy, but if she is ok, then why not say so? The silence is weird.

      • Iolanthe says:

        I agree with Sussexwatcher . Also I cannot believe all the press and paparazzi cannot manage a single picture of Kate , her parents or William entering or leaving the clinic, Windsor, Sandringham or wherever they have stashed her . This from people who manage to stalk the Sussex family even on holiday . Meghan can’t even have a cup of coffee in peace , and don’t even get me started on poor hunted Diana . This must be deadly serious if they have managed to muzzle everybody and keep everyone connected with Kate out of sight . Where are they ? In some underground bunker? There isn’t even a squeak from members of the public saying we saw Carole or Pippa in a store. And paps don’t respect childrens privacy if any explosive story is simmering ..imagine if this were the Sussexes, they would have been parked on their doorstep .

    • Smart&Messy says:

      We have entertained that theory here on CB. I myself commented that If someone said it was an appendectomy and they are milking it for not doing shit for months I’d believe them.

    • MrsH says:

      This weekend I started leaning into the possibility that this is all a sham drummed up by Khate and her mom. Here is why I started wondering this – the timing of all of this. This is happening ight after both Charles and Kate are specifically named as the racists AND when talks of divorce started heating up as well. It was reported that khate was going to spend her birthday at her parents “to be spoiled” before this happened as well. Now with that in mind what do we know about khate’s personality. She is a b*tch to put it bluntly. I don’t have to detail here all the ways we know this to be true. She is also probably as big of a narcissist as her hubby. AND she fought so hard to become Queen. suddenly everything is crumbling- her reputation and perhaps her marriage (ie getting the crown). Maybe she and her parents are together (as planned) and negotiating and she is just refusing to participate in anything until she gets what she wants from William. That could explain why he looks drained and can’t “work” either because he is busy dealing with this crap. This would explain why we not only don’t see the middletons but don’t hear from them either cuz the embiggening articles all stopped too. In summary perhaps she is purposely hiding out for sympathy from the public but also a better deal from William. This is too confusing

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        If Kate tried to pull this kind of stunt William would simply announce they are getting divorced and cut her off at the legs (metaphorically). With regard to the relationship, William has the power (and money) so if she tried to defy him this way he would just call her bluff and divorce her immediately.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I don’t think the medical staff at the London Clinic would allow themselves to be used that way.

      • Magdalena says:

        But they didn’t mention the medical staff, certainly none by name, they only mentioned the clinic. For one thing, it’s free publicity and “clout” if they get to tell/remind the world that they are the go-to destination for health care for senior royals and for another, can you imagine the blowback from royals, courtiers, etc. if the clinic came out and said “What? Who? What are you talking about? Not at THIS clinic, she hasn’t!” No matter how elegantly they phrased it, they would be accused of betraying confidences and being indiscreet. That’s how these people roll. Correcting a lie is worse than telling the lie. They would find a way to attack everyone who worked there. Self-preservation. And they lose nothing by remaining quiet.

        Now if she doesn’t pull through whatever has happened and the media or KP begin to make noises about poor medical treatment, THEN they might be forced to act.

    • Jay says:

      If this were a ploy for sympathy, I don’t think we would have this radio silence from KP. We would get staged photos of Kate and the children, Kate’s tearful family, and William stepping up.

      All they’ve done is invite people’s worst speculations and illustrate their insane privilege – lots of people wait weeks, even months for medical procedures, while Kate and Charles get treated in their own wing in a private clinic. The disparity hasn’t gone unnoticed. William can take months off while his spouse is sick without worrying about his job, and I think that even his supporters are not happy with him sitting at home.

      So, if they intended this as some sort of stunt it was badly, badly misjudged. But I don’t think that it is.

    • Lizzie says:

      They’re both sly and I wouldn’t put it past them to lie about illness.

      I’m surprised not many have cottoned on that they used a surrogate.

      So Kate never had severe morning sickness.

  7. Libra says:

    They can say whatever they want but there are no witnesses or photos. She could be out of the country for all we know. The royals need to be seen to be believed. If Wm is so dedicated to duty, as he says, he needs to be more transparent. They are the future monarchs, are they not?

    • Proud Mary says:

      Libra, I echo. I recall seeing a papped photo of Kate’s makeup artist heading to the hospital, after Kate give birth to her first or second child. Who can forget the three times she strutted down those stairs, mere hours have giving birth? But now after rumors of her being in a coma is spread worldwide, not even a single photo? I’m not even asking for a video. If the story of a routine abdominal surgery is true, why can’t they get her makeup artist over for a still image? They can’t marshal the airbrushes for that? Get out of her! I have no idea what’s going on with her, but the story they’re selling, I AIN’T BUYING.

      • mycatlovestv says:

        The press printed a picture of President Woodrow Wilson back around 1920 to make him look like he was doing presidential business after being unseen for a while. His people were able to prop the president up for the pic despite his having a severe stroke & his wife, Edith, virtually acting as president. Wilson was incapacitated yet a photoshoot was created to show proof of life & to calm down a worried nation. Moving to today’s technology, they COULD give the public some sort of proof of life for Kate. Like pretty much everybody here…I don’t buy what KP/BP or any of the Ps are selling.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        “… I’m not even asking for a video…”

        I’m absolutely asking for a video of all five of them at a recent, verifiable date establishing proof of life for Kate and a well check for the children. I would not accept just a still photo as truthful at this point.

        Their janky black and white Christmas photos seem sinister now rather than artless.

      • HD says:

        There is a GREAT episode of Drunk History with Courteney Cox as Edith Wilson. I highly recommend looking it up on Youtube.

      • Jaded says:

        @mycatlovestv (I love your pseudonym!) — and we can’t forget how the media always showed FDR from the waist up as hale and hardy even though he’d had polio and was in painful braces and required support.

  8. Pinkosaurus says:

    I truly believe if this were not terribly serious, KP would have debunked the coma story with a picture of Kate with the kids in bed, or working from bed, or reading cards from well-wishers, etc. The fact that they can’t bring in hair and makeup, and her favorite photographer with Photoshop for one picture to post on social says everything. Kate is lazy but she loves positive coverage she can control. One post with a photo thanking those who took care of her and for all the get well wishes would get front page coverage that would shut down all the rumors and speculation. The fact they haven’t produced this is not just laziness or incompetence.

    Given the missing Middletons, I wondered if she was taken to Anmer or Middleton Manor directly from wherever she was. Easier to have Mom there taking care of her than trying to hide her in Windsor. I’m sure if there were photos of Ma Middleton driving to visit Kate, we would have seen them.

    • Seraphina says:

      Nothing we have seen so far meshes with how they operate and that is what is throwing off my Spidey-sence.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Seraphina, this is exactly it. This is so not how Kate and the Middletons usually operate, so even though I can’t put my finger on exactly what’s going on, something is up, and it’s not good. Everything that’s happened since the initial surgery announcement is so, so far from their usual playbook and I feel like that in itself is telling.

    • The Hench says:

      I thought it was interesting that the story comes from “a friend “ and not officially from KP. I think Kaiser mentioned earlier last week that the Palace couldn’t officially release anything from Kate if it later turned out that she would have been incapable of speaking or getting better. However, they clearly need a reassurance story, so they’ve dragged out an anonymous friend, who they could later deny if needed. Hence no pics to go with the story when it could have been an easy win.

      • Magdalena says:

        It was revealed some time ago that quite frequently “a friend of….” was the person themselves (e.g. friend of William= William), and “source close to” or “an insider” = their paid palace spokesperson. But sometimes the same spokesperson is described as “a friend”. As H said, there are usually articles explaining and complaining, quoting various palace sources while the reporter claims that the palaces declined to comment – even though the entire article was the palace commenting. The problem is that KP is so bad at this that they keep reacting to questions which people are asking and creating new responses each time to see which one sticks.

        Edited to add: there was a report of a WhatsApp group which had reporters and palace staff and in which the palaces gave stories to the reporters but also specified how they would like to be referenced, e.g. “friend of” or “palace source”. So yes, KP is commenting, lies and all.

      • The Hench says:

        @Magdalena – all of what you say is absolutely true but it doesn’t change my point. This isn’t an official KP statement and therefore deniable later down the line if necessary – even if it actually came from KP in the first place.

      • AliceBTokeless says:

        As a former professional in “The Game,” never print what you can’t walk back. As such, the most glaring neon signs pointing to something tremendously wrong, is what isn’t being said, as many have pointed out (expected to make a full recovery; you know, textbook 101 in PR). However, number one is that her POW SM accounts haven’t issued a statement regarding her FIL, the King, wishing him well, etc. She nor Ma Mids would ever miss an opportunity to align themselves with the monarch. She hasn’t because she can’t, and it will eventually come out that she couldn’t have made a statement, so they already know how they’re going to inform the world. In my reading of it all, she’s on life support, where she will stay until they have all their “ducks in a row.” In this “game,” the truth NEVER rests in what is being said; it’s always in what isn’t.

      • TybeeLucille says:

        I don’t believe they would let her go to Middlebury Manor because they lose direct control. #thatfamily always insists on control. I think she’s at Wood Farm where medical equipment was already in place. The coma story appears more possible by the moment. I know she’s a vicious racist but she is a human being and I don’t trust they won’t unalive her or she’s already gone. The middletons would be easily controlled with promise of favor and $$

    • Magdalena says:

      Nah, the toffs don’t like her. If she had been at Anmer all this time, at least one of them would have leaked it, and there are a few reporters who would have left snarky breadcrumbs on twitter by now. Methinks she has been at her mother’s this entire time after whatever happened to her or whatever she did to her self.

    • Harper says:

      The way the Rota has shut down all their fluff articles for a planned abdominal surgery that was reportedly successful? At this point we are entering week 4 post-surgery and there are still no articles about Willy bringing her chicken soup, or CarolE fluffing her pillows and Pippa bringing her kids over to see Aunty Kate while she recovers. No cute anecdotes about how the kids are doing little things for their mom.

      No photos, no signs of life, but lots of chatter that she’s not doing well and that the press has been told not to report it. Eden’s article had no sources other than an unnamed friend, which is not the same as a release on KP letterhead (which is untrustworthy anyway as she was never taken to the London Clinic.) Eden’s story will be forgotten if Kate is in bad shape long term.

    • Sunday says:

      Agreed. Also, we know that one of Kate and KP’s favorite tactics is to save photos and details about engagements and then release them weeks after the fact whenever Kate needs cover for being on vacation again.

      So, even if she’s temporarily unpresentable now due to whatever’s going on, if they were reasonably sure she was going to heal and be okay then they would absolutely release a doctored (or just old) photo to get us over this ‘missing’ phase. That they haven’t speaks volumes.

      It would be in such incredibly bad taste if they were intentionally milking this mysterious disappearance and surgery for sympathy, but they’ll find that out the second she pops back up – if she looks like she even got a hair trim people will say she was only out for cosmetic surgery and any passing sympathy or even just idle curiosity will be destroyed.

    • Proud Mary says:

      OMG, I posted a comment earlier that mirrors what you said here (about photos) without seeing your comment. I think reasonable minds can agree that what’s going on here is just not normal. No need for conspiracy. As I said earlier, I don’t know the truth, but I certainly am not buying what KP wants us to believe.

      • TeamMeg says:

        @ProudMary what you are describing reasonable minds to be discerning here is literally a conspiracy! Conspiracies are generally hatched to hide dirty deeds, but there’s nothing dirty about the word. We’ve all been trained to think “conspiracy theorist” is an epithet, and no question, some conspiracy theories are bonkers. (Flat earth, anyone?) But honestly, when things don’t add up, it’s logical and reasonable to theorize about what might really be going on.

    • LM says:

      Here’s a really wild theory.
      The woman was sick and had extensive surgery and is now recovering from that. Recovery isn’t always pretty.
      Maybe she just isn’t up to having her stylist come in and do her up and then have her picture taken. Maybe she is just sick and slowly getting back on her feet and she doesn’t want people to see her during that vulnerable time.

      • Dee says:

        That doesn’t explain a lot of what has happened. One 15 minute visit to the London Clinic by William. William turning up drunk or drugged to an investiture. No statements from Kate or her office about her well-being, thanking for well wishes. No Middleton comments about any of it. No photo ops of cars transporting Kate.

      • Nic919 says:

        Then why do they keep posting stories that say nothing? We don’t need to hear that she was moved to another manor house for recovery. It only reminds everyone that she has not been seen since Christmas.

      • Cassie says:

        LM ,I think that’s probably close to the truth .

      • The Old Chick says:

        When I had my 2 week hospital stay for open bowel surgery, I had a 6 hour surgery, 2 days in ICU, and 2 more days unable to get up out of bed. Day 5 I was walking to the bathroom with help. By the time I left, I was walking fine but extremely tired. Recovery to 100% was about 3 months. But I looked fine. I sent a selfie to a friend who wanted ‘proof of life’ as I didn’t want visitors, and she commented on how great I looked! Lol. So sure what you say is possible, I no longer believe the abdominal surgery story or if it’s true, it’s only partially true. 4 weeks post op I couldn’t lift /carry /drive but I was walking fine. I get you’re poo pooing the conjecture but they deserve it. This has been woefully mishandled OR it’s way worse. I think worse. If it was something else and Kate’s OK then they’ll simply pretend the surgery story was true. I still won’t believe it.

      • Bren says:

        Even if Kate doesn’t want to be photographed, William and KP would have arranged some get-well gestures from the kids to convey that Kate is on the mend. There hasn’t been a sighting of the Middletons, nor a single quote from them which is the biggest tell that something is wrong.

        There would be no reason to announce Kate’s medical condition if William continued working through Kate’s recovery. No one would be the wiser. His refusal to work is the reason for the speculation.

      • NotSoSocialB says:

        This is the third pro-Kate comment of yours that I have read today. If you have such discomfort with this mystery that *will* spark speculation and conjecture, maybe just don’t read these articles, madame/ monsieur monarchist.

  9. Jazz Hands says:

    Is it just me or is it weird they refer to “Catherine’s family”? At first I thought they meant the Middletons but I’m pretty sure it’s the Wales family. William doesn’t even warrant a mention?

  10. nutella toast says:

    If she truly had abdominal surgery, just sitting in a car is awful and requires at minimum a pillow between yourself and the seatbelt. I can understand her not sitting in a car and waving, and you for sure don’t want to be jostled over the slightest bump in the road – it’s agony. I would imagine she either went by ambulance service (unmarked maybe?) or laying down in a special vehicle. Even a helicopter would probably be a lots of vibration with the rotors.
    I have wondered if she had a miscarriage requiring a DNC maybe? Planned but not planned abdominal surgery is just so…vague, and William’s sudden need to look family-centric would cover for his repeated public announcements that there’s no way he’s having kid #4. I hope not for her sake, because no matter what, that’s a terrible thing to go through.

    • Ellie1 says:

      If she’s that unwell that she can’t travel sitting up, why would she travel in the first place Unless absolutely necessary. And if she’s not that unwell, why not post a picture showing her on the road to recovery. Very strange.

    • MsIam says:

      Um, I’ve had three “abdominal surgeries” and guess how I got home each time? Here’s a hint, it wasn’t by ambulance or helicopter. As for pain, they do have medication for that and it does work. Plus at this rate its been a month since had the surgery. One minute she’s sitting up in bed working, the next she may need months to recover and has round the clock nursing. Kate is a young woman and there has never been any mention of health issues. She always been pictured as being athletic and an exercise fanatic. The pieces do not add up.

    • Elo says:

      Definitely not a D&C. The healing time on that is pretty quick. I took my kiddo to the zoo 3 days after my D&C. Emotionally rough, but physically not really.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      I don’t see how a d and c, which I’ve had, which even enter this realm of discussion. Most of us with real jobs have really painful surgeries ( which a d and c is not, save for emotionally) and go back to work in days, have families and houses are to take care of.

      This idea that Kate is so precious she can’t function if she had a d and c is upsetting to those who have lost pregnancies and had to keep on dealing. Most don’t get to hide out for a month and a half, let alone for nine months as they’ve claimed she will need.

    • Jaded says:

      I’ve had at last count 4 abdominal surgeries, including a 6 hour long hysterectomy due to complications, and each time I went home in a car and was well medicated with pain relievers. My longest stay in hospital was 5 days and I was up and walking the day after surgery. None of this makes the slightest bit of sense. What’s wrong with her is far more serious and it involves William.

      • rivkah12 says:

        I had a massive lung surgery last August that kept me in the hospital for five and a half days, and they had me up and walking (very slowly) down the corridors the following day too. If she really was in the hospital for nearly two weeks, that would seem to indicate a major surgery with complications in recovery.

      • The Old Chick says:

        Bowel surgery takes longer because they can give you food for x days (11 for me) I had some soft solids after. They need to ensure the join holds which is why the long stay (for open not keyhole). After going home I went back onto fluids for a week, then soft solids. I had to see a Dr every 2 days and multiple blood work done in the weeks after. That’s why I thought 2 week stay and 3 mo made sense. It doesn’t now with these weird stories.

        I’ve had multiple d and Cs. Back to work the next day.

    • kelleybelle says:

      I doubt those two have had sex in years, miscarriage very highly unlikely.

    • Megs283 says:

      Definitely not a D&C. I was back at work the next day. #capitalism

    • BeanieBean says:

      I’ve been transported once to the hospital after an accident. I tell you, I felt every bump in the road & I seem to recall whimpering when we had to go across the railroad tracks. There’s nothing comfy about an ambulance ride; I swear they have NO shock absorbers! I’d much rather have been transported by a comfy Bentley than an ambulance.

    • Macky says:

      He told her he didn’t want a third. She only wanted a 4th to knock Prince Harry out of those leadership spots.

      I can see Kate maybe doing fertility shots and not telling William. A lot of women, with her very low weight, report problems. Everyone has described her as looking clammy.

      I hope she is faking all this but she has looked unwell. Kate uses her kids as a diversion, her doing diy pregnancy shots should’ve been expected.

  11. SussexWatcher says:

    Recovery going so well that she’s moved under cover of absolute secrecy. No one saw her in a car, no one saw an ambulance or their helicopter. No waving to her fans waiting to see her. No strategically placed pap who happens to get the money shot of her being moved. Recovery is going so well that they still can’t release a photo of her settled into the new location. Recovery is going so well that Pegs still cannot leave her side or do any sort of work. Recovery going so well that the entire grifting, publicity-seeking Midds family hasn’t been seen or heard from in almost 2 months.

    Okay, sure. This is all very believable. Combined with Pegs’s drunken and unwell appearance the other day, I think things are much much worse than they’ve told us publicly. Where is she?!

    • Bananie says:

      👏👏👏 YES!

    • Christine says:

      Agreed, well said.

    • SunnyDays says:

      All. of. this.

      I wasn’t able to keep up with the news for the last week or so, and thought that I would have lots of updates and possibly photos to catch up on. This is just bizarre and I don’t believe any of what has been “officially” shared thus far.

    • FTBRF says:

      Exactly. I think she did have surgery (of what type is anyone’s guess), but had post-op complications, like threw a clot and had a stroke or aneurysm. Then she could have been placed in a coma for a period and is out of it now, but a stroke could have caused visible signs on her face like drooping/frozen areas, which is why they can’t take a photo of her. Where all this occurred and on what timeline are also questionable.

  12. Giddy says:

    Until told otherwise I am going to make up my own interpretation of events. (Why not, the BM do it all the time regarding H&M!) So, I think that Kate and Carole wanted facelifts and decided to have them done together and share the nursing staff. All will be revealed in a couple of months!

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Do facelifts these days take 9 months to recover from? And why would Pegs need to take time off if this were all routine? I’m sure she’s had a facelift before and he’s never vanished like this. And why have all of the Midds also disappeared? No pap strolls by the Pipster or IG posts from the marshmallow man.

      • MissF says:

        No, facelifts take very little time to recover, however, the saying is “only your hairdresser will know you had work done”, is absolutely true, so that could be the long wait for Ma Mid and Waity if this is the real reason for her “disappearance”.

      • N2NY says:

        No, but a tummy tuck would. After three kids, my money’s on a tuck.

      • The Hench says:

        A tummy tuck does not take nine months to recover from and Kate doesn’t have any tummy to tuck anyway. If you look up pictures of her in a bikini from the last few years, the woman is like a rake. I would actually lay money that she has already had a tummy tuck after her children.

      • Proud Mary says:

        I’m sorry you guys, but the plastic surgery theory just doesn’t make sense, unless something bad went wrong during any such procedure. Remember, Kate was schedule to attend several events, including a trip to Italy, that have now been cleared from her schedule. I just don’t think a planned plastic surgery would require that action. Moreover, remember that Kate has had very long absents prior to this, without any noise. I agree with the sentiment that she has had plastic surgery before. That tummy was tucked a long time ago. No, this is different.

      • Princessk says:

        She hardly has any tummy to tuck.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Marshmallow Man recently posted about a skiing trip his family took (including two of their dogs) & managed to include info on a new dogfood product. Already planned trip so they went? Nothing they can do at this point for Kate? No idea.

    • Jaded says:

      I’ve had a tummy tuck (it was for a DIEP Flap surgery to rebuild my breast after a lumpectomy) and again, I was up the next day, home in 3 days and had to take it easy for a week or so, but was walking every day to get my sea legs back. It wasn’t definitely not mother/daughter facelifts or tummy tucks.

    • pyritedigger says:

      I think she went for plastic surgery and it got botched.

  13. Freya says:

    The gratuitous use of Harry’s name, which added nothing to the story, shows how obsessed these tabloids are with Harry. Small miracle, they didn’t find a way to shoehorn Meghan’s name into the mess.

  14. Jess says:

    I believe Kate is unwell and I have zero interests in seeing someone who is unwell.

    • LM says:

      @Jess: absolutely. Whatever she is dealing with, she too gets to deal with in private. When I’m off sick from work, I don’t have to send my coworkers, employer or random business associate a picture to verify my state of health or recovery. How absurd.

      Her health issues, whatever they are, aren’t anyone’s business and people aren’t owed a picture of her getting better.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        It’s frankly absurd for anyone to claim this is no one’s business, given that she is costs millions a year for the taxpayers and it very much is their business to have proof of life. but I do have to note how few of her subjects seem to care, which is sad.

        Why did no one show up at the hospital to see this poor woman?

      • BeanieBean says:

        No, but when you do return to work–if you’ve been gone longer than three days–you do have to bring a note signed by a doctor saying you’ve been cleared for work. There is some accountability to those who pay your wages.

  15. Jais says:

    I visited my parents this wknd and my mom made me mad with her conversation. She knows I follow this stuff. Anyways, she said that Charles had prostate cancer to which I said no that’s not what the palace has said. They specifically said it wasn’t. And my mom said she thought they were lying. To which, I said well yeah they definitely lie so who knows. Then I added well I just hope Kate Middleton is alive and well. And my mom was like what how dare you throw such conspiracies out there. And I was like you just said yourself they lie so why wouldn’t the lie about this too. Then she said Kate was a strong women and I nearly lost it. I was just like how would you know if she is or not? Listen, Kate is known for her steely marshmallow strength but the girl power way my mom said this had me hanging my head. She doesn’t even read tabloids but I guess she just likes to believe nice things idk. Anyways, sorry that was my rant that clearly overused the word “like”😂

    • The Hench says:

      I can understand why that might have been annoying but it is true that Kate was up and about, fully made up with her hair done literally hours after the birth of two of her three children and in front of the world’s press. That doesn’t suggest a woman who can’t bear a little physical discomfort.

      I am entirely with you on your girl power point though. 😂

      • Jais says:

        My ego may have been involved. She knows I follow this closely so why couldn’t she just trust me when I said something’s off with Kate😂?

      • LM says:

        I find the connection to how she presented herself after the births interesting. Some people’s argument (not saying yours, The Hench) read like by doing that, she was setting a precedent as to how she has to behave in future health scenarios. It’s apples and oranges though. Some births are super tough, some aren’t (I had one of each). In some cases you may feel good about hitting those steps and giving that smile, but that doesn’t mean it’s how you will feel every time and after surgery for an issue? Nah. Apples and oranges.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      The St. Kate narrative is hard to stomach, I have to listen to it a lot at work from people who are supposed to be experts at detecting b.s. I usually just ask how long they got off for surgery and that shuts them up.

      • Jais says:

        Yeah, it’s when a person’s b.s. detector is turned off when it had previously just been on. If Charles can lie, so can Kate’s people.

  16. Carmen says:

    GMAFB. The royals and the tabloids lie so much you can’t believe a word they say any more. Nobody saw her leave the hospital. No pictures of her entering or leaving KP. If she’s well enough to be moved, she should be well enough to wave from a window. No sign of life. Zero. Zip. Nada.

    No visits from her parents or her sister. No visits from Charles or Camilla. Does William even bother to see her?

    Something very bad is going on with her that they’re not talking about. Otherwise, why all the lies and bullshit from KP?

  17. Becks1 says:

    I wonder if she has been somewhere like Wood Farm the whole time and so that’s why we haven’t seen any staged pictures of her in Windsor (because she isn’t there) and why Carole hasn’t been papped around Bucklebury (again, because she isn’t there, she’s in Norfolk.) I’m assuming wood farm is pretty well equipped for a mini hospital team after Phillip’s time there.

    I don’t know if KP is downplaying this or being overly dramatic, but its super weird we haven’t had a single picture of Kate in 6 weeks.

    • Nic919 says:

      My guess is that she was at wood farm from day one, at least when she left the hospital.

      That said, this article is so stupid because someone with serious abdominal issues that require months of recovery should not be moved to a new location that is hours away and only two weeks from the hospital stay that lasted a few weeks. This only serves to suggest that maybe her claim to need months of recovery is made up.

      After all if she has the energy to get in a car for four hours, she could surely do a brief engagement either online or in nearby Windsor.

      Someone on Twitter posted an article written about wood Farm over the weekend. I don’t know if it is a recent one, but it says it is a place where royals often go to retreat.

    • Sunday says:

      Yup, I’d wager she’s been up there this whole time.

      I can think of one very good reason why KP would’ve felt pressured to release a shocking statement about ‘abdominal surgery,’ and her name is Camilla. If KP was scared that Camilla was going to leak what’s really going on with Kate, then they would’ve been in a panic to get their version out there first or lose the whole narrative. It explains them pre-empting Charles’ announcement the way they did – they felt they had to.

      And IMO, all this fits whether Kate is truly in recovery or if it’s really Will who has been out of control on a bender and Kate is on strike (what if it was will in the convoy on 12/28).

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        Oh, wow. Yes, this makes a lot of sense and explains Camilla’s smug smiles. She baited them and now they’re trapped in a narrative they can’t control.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Sunday, oh sh!t, that makes so much sense!!

        Camilla is positively Machiavellian, so this is entirely believable, imo.

      • Harper says:

        Camilla tipping off that lucky random in the street who just happened to film the 12/28 convoy to the hospital? Or did she get someone she knew in London to film it? That tweet about hoping everything is all right in Sandringham came from somewhere.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        @Harper good question! I never even thought about that but… someone did say that account was a hardcore royalist so it was weird for them to have posted that.

        I didn’t look into it but of that’s true, Cams hands could be on that as well. It never made sense why a royalist would publicize something like that when they clearly wanted it to be private.

  18. Rachrobe76 says:

    Kate is very image focused. She is probably terrified of being seen at her not ideal weight (which is why she has worked so hard to have the same frame since she did when she married in) with her natural hair, and no facial work done. Since she has just had major surgery, I am sure she has not had a lick of work or maintenance done. Thus she will not be photographed or given proof of life shots anytime soon. I think she is healing fine but is just vain (honestly no judgment everyone in the public eye is image conscious). However, because that is all we know her for- her image is her work- the fact that we will not see her for so long is why everything feels so weird.

    • The Hench says:

      Right now I am in between two extremes. One is that she is so bad that they can’t release any shots of her for fear that, when the accurate news of her condition came out, we would know they had faked it. The other is that there is very little wrong with her and this is a big scheme cooked up between her and William to do as little as possible, even when they take the throne. 🤷🏽‍♀️

      • Jais says:

        I’m like you @hench, torn between these two extremes. I can believe this all being exaggerated for extended time-off and it blew up in their faces. Maybe there was a procedure; maybe there wasn’t. But I can also believe it’s serious. I just don’t know. There was a very weird detail at the beginning about William Bering bewildered or befuddled by the seriousness of Kate’s illness which has always struck me as interesting. Of course it could’ve just been a throw away thing said by a rota member.

      • Tina says:

        This is where I’ve been for most of this story. But a couple things really jump out at this point. William’s behaviour and appearance last week was just odd. He did not look good at all. That is not someone who is been chilling on an extended vacation with no drama behind the scenes. Secondly, if we don’t get even a photo of Kate this week its really bad. She’s at one month post-op. She can have a team come in and do her roots, eyebrows, a little facial etc. She can have someone do her makeup and hair. And professional lighting and Photoshop can do wonders. Yah she will likely be a thinner than even before but they can hid alot of things with professional photographer.

      • Lorelei says:

        I’m with you guys, torn between the two extremes.

        But William’s appearance at the investitures last week was so alarming that it might have swayed me slightly toward something being very wrong.

      • SamuelWhiskers says:

        I think it’s the first. She loves shopping and having her hair done, no way she would agreed to a plot where she’s literally prisoner in a building and can’t step foot outdoors for months just out of laziness.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      This doesn’t work for me, because of filters and photoshop. They can basically make her look like a different person (and often do), so even if she hasn’t had a touch up, they’d PS it out.

      Back to why haven’t we seen her. It’s very odd.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      The photographer could take a photo of her profile (just enough to really confirm it is her but not show her whole face) with the kids hanging out with her talking and reading get well cards and it would stop the rumors.

      Instead we get *unconfirmed* reports that she has moved to Sandringham “for the children’s holiday”.

      Bottom line: they can’t produce a proof of life photo because Kate is incapable of taking a photo.

      I would love to be wrong on this but I’m not. Something is terribly wrong with Kate.

    • LM says:

      @rachrobe: seconded. This is a sound analysis.

  19. seaflower says:

    i find it odd they refer to her going to ” the Sandringham estate in Norfolk,” and ot specifically AH. Makes me think she is at Wood Farm instead.

    • Blithe says:

      I thought that too as I was reading the piece — until the very last bit that does mention Anmer Hall (and its number of bedrooms).

  20. B says:

    Lol a lot of royal wives are trying to seem important in this article. It makes me think they’ve been shut out completely.

    Harry met with his father AND step mother last week? 😂 if that was the case the contents of that convo would have been leaked by that witch immediately.

    Kate’s family will be meeting with Charles on Sandrigham despite Harry “only” getting 35minutes at Clarence House?? When did they lift the ban on Carole?

    Lord these 2 women are desperate to look like they have access to the King and power. Clearly the co-hoe was banned from the meeting with Harry and Kate’s family is stilled banned from Anmer Hall and they are both overcompensating.

    • Truthiness says:

      Those two lies jumped out at me too. I don’t know where the truth is, but those lies are obvious.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I could not for the life of me figure out why the Middletons would be meeting with the king. What on earth for??

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        Maybe to collect the big fat check he’s going to pay them to keep quiet and maintain the official story put out by the Firm.

  21. Andy Dufresne says:

    Kate is in Sandringham the whole time. Something happened to her after Christmas, hence the ambulance convoy on Dec 28. She has been staying there since.

    • Tina says:

      Thats what I’ve thought all along as well. Its bigger so her parents could be there plus live-in nursing care. More remote so less eyes on the comings and goings.

    • Nic919 says:

      Wood farm was where Philip stayed during his retirement until Covid changed things and it was set up for him, meaning easier access for someone with mobility issues. Likely renovated for space to have more medical equipment too.

    • Nikki (Toronto) says:

      I agree with you.

    • Princessk says:

      Philip used Wood Farm as a hideaway for himself and his mistress Penny. Sometimes when the Queen was at Sandringham Penny would join the Queen at Church and leave Philip at Wood Farm.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      I completely agree.

  22. Gips says:

    I think they are using this for sympathy, but I do think it’s also serious. They can squash wiglet rumors, but not the coma ones? I would not be surprised if it is related to bowels. Or if she had some cosmetic surgery too and that’s why they can’t do pictures. But even those the bruising and swelling would start to fade enough to be covered with makeup for a seated photo?? The missing Middleton are SO strange. Makes me curious if there was an incident between William and Kate, or if the backstory is unsavory due to abuse physical or drugs or eating disorder?? Perhaps this is Kate and the Middleton using the opportunity to negotiate a better exit deal??

    • Lemons says:

      The thing is…I don’t think the sympathy card is working. Kate has never worked hard enough for anyone to miss her. And people are only up in arms about William because he is the heir to the throne and the King has cancer…he should be visible. He doesn’t have to do Charles’ job, but he should be doing more events.

      The missing Middletons isn’t so strange to me as is the lack of Middleton PR…I’d like to know if their debts have been paid off because that is the only reason I would even consider being silent. With the way William was swaying, I can’t tell if they do have the upper hand here or not. Everything is chaotic.

      • The Duchess says:

        The sympathy card definitely isn’t working. Not a single person, except for a few decrepit royalists, have even noticed Keen’s absence. She is not the Diana her PR have made her out to be and this is a direct example of just that. I agree with you @Lemons, Keen has never worked hard for anybody to miss her.

        I still believe something went down after Christmas. That convoy was definitely for Keen, as no other royal has come out to claim responsibility. The media know exactly what is going on and I think KP have offered them something in exchange for their silence. Whether that’s an exclusive separation announcement, or more access to the family once Keen is recovered, only time will tell on that one. This will carry on being a chaotic situation until the WanK’s come clean on what exactly is going on in that marriage of theirs.

      • SamuelWhiskers says:

        To be fair convoys like that are a daily sighting in London as lots of VIPs like politicians use them, not just royals.

        The real issue with the video was “why did the Twitter account explicitly suggest it was Royal-related”, not “why did two cars drive in the opposite direction to the hospital, three miles away from Kensington Palace.”

  23. KS says:

    Yeah I’m calling bullshit. My sister had stage 4 cancer and had to have part of her intestines removed and the hospital didn’t keep her for two weeks.

  24. aquarius64 says:

    No proof of life photos to squash speculations that Kate’s situation is worse than reported. I still think William is the cause. The Middletons meeting with Charles and staying at Amner are for KP and BP to control them and keep them from running to the press (and to slap a muzzle on Uncle Gary).

  25. Mary Pester says:

    She was NEVER sent back to adelaide cottage, NEVER. It’s complete and utter bull sht.
    It wasn’t planned surgery. You don’t plan surgery but book events at the same time.

    • Kate (Not Middleton) says:

      @ Mary Pester

      Girl I have been spilling your tea to my WHOLE family lately and we are loving it!!! This speculation (or lack thereof from the BM) is INTENSE!

    • Jaded says:

      @Mary Pester — where do you think she might be? Sandringham? Maybe Wood Farm? It’s very private there and she’d be able to escape the press, who actually seem to be on a very tight leash these days and just printing fluff pieces from KP. Maybe the Midds are there too, it just makes no sense that both families have gone completely schtum.

      • Mary Pester says:

        @JADED, I tried to spill my tea earlier but it disappeared! She was never at adelaide, she was TAKEN straight from London to Anmer, yes two nurses, children originally stayed with nan and grandad, that’s how they were spotted with pippa. Heather isn’t sure if she’s still at Anmer or back in hospital as they were playing wait and see!! For more surgery. But I do know big changes are taking place at the palaces, Heather is back at work next week, so I will have to wait and see what she gathers, but there is also the big fear of uncle Gary!!!!!

      • TeamMeg says:

        Who is Heather? This is some strong tea!

      • Jaded says:

        @Mary Pester — thanks, and thank your friend Heather for the great tea! Makes sense that she’d be at Anmer and kiddos with grandparents. I am surprised Uncle Gary hasn’t crawled out from under the rock he lives in to bloviate about this mystery. I wonder if he’ll be banished from the upcoming stint on reality TV?

      • Lorelei says:

        Wait, what did I miss? Who is Heather!?

        🫨🫨

      • Mary Pester says:

        Just to clear things up, my very good friend (all our adult lives), grew up around Harry and William at Balmoral, both her nana and her mum worked there, Heather works inside the tent so to speak, and has done for nearly 30 years. Not at KP, but at the other one. Yes I’m being careful as some of you know we get lurkers on here. Hope that explains things

      • BlueToile says:

        @Mary Pester Thank you, for thinking about us here on CB and sharing what you hear. You are so sweet. I hope you are feeling strong and doing well. Love, from faraway Intermountain West, USA.

    • The Old Chick says:

      Mary, I hope ‘Heather’ is a pseudonym because I’m worried for her. She’s spilling good tea. Keep it up.

  26. Eurydice says:

    I like the dig – “Since leaving hospital, without being photographed…” The tabloids are also looking for proof of life.

    • MsIam says:

      The tabloids know what’s up. Its crazy in this day and age that they are so willing to keep this under wraps but I guess to them its worth it.

      • Eurydice says:

        They may know what’s up, but they want to print something and they know that the public wants to see Kate. The only way I can see how keeping quiet is “worth it” is if BP threatens to cut off the press completely – but then who would be the royals’ mouthpiece?

      • Jais says:

        See, I think it’s possible they know what’s up. But I also think it’s possible the palace is lying to them about what’s up . Telling them something more than they tell the public but still lying about the actual truth.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Jaded, ITA, if in fact it is something as dire as some have speculated, then I don’t think they’ve been honest with anyone including the ROTA…it would be too risky.
        I agree that they must have given them something more than the public was told to pacify them, but if it’s really a life or death situation, they’re going to try to cover that up for as long as possible.

        How long is this house of cards going to hold up?

      • Lorelei says:

        @Jais I just realized I accidentally replied to Jaded when I was actually responding to you. I need to slow down and read more carefully! Sorry!

      • Jais says:

        That’s thing @lorelei, I’m just thinking of all the stories in spare where the palace very purposely lied to the press or gave them details to throw them off. It’s gonna end up being that sometime after Easter, may June whenever, Kate reappears OR the palace puts out some other new information.

  27. Beach Dreams says:

    I don’t believe anything that KP or their pop-up “sources” (first that convenient anon patient in People and now this one) have to say. I believe that whatever happened was serious, unplanned, and bad enough to have William go into hiding and look/act the way he did last Wednesday.

  28. Lulu says:

    And this is the result of Billy managing any situation. No one understands what exactly happened to Kate, but I think everyone agrees the comm’s portion of the story has been badly bungled. This is what happens when Billy is in charge of anything, Kate’s health announcements, an easy Carribean tour, Earthflop it’s aways ends in failure. Maybe they’ll release another one of the black and white Christmas photos of the kids?

    • TybeeLucille says:

      The only reason Peggers would look and act like he does is if he is afraid something will affect HIM. Otherwise he would be his old obnoxious self.

      Whatever is up with KKKATE Peggers is worried it will be bad for him.

  29. Over it says:

    So wait one second, if Kate the great white hope was not feeling good enough to make the journey, was wank the incandescent just going to leave here there in Windsor? He was going to single dad and leave his sick wife behind? Like I thought he was supposed to be taking time off work to care for his beloved wife . Seriously, wtf. And might I say if Kate can sit in a a car or fly on a helicopter for a good period of time in her condition, the why the f does she need till after Easter home . She can’t be in that bad of shape health wise . That why this is all a big lie to the public. These people are dishonest and they won’t be able to recover from the lies when the truth finally comes out . And someone is being shady mentioning the 10 bedroom house.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Over it, I think she’s been at Anmer Hall since she got out of the hospital–whenever that was. I think it’s time that the bm started letting everyone know how many bedrooms and bathrooms the Wails have. After all, we’re really tired of hearing about H&M’s 1000 bathrooms. It shows the Wails win, because doesn’t H&M have 9 bedrooms?

  30. tamsin says:

    Kate staying with her mother seems really plausible. i don’t know what would happen to the children, though. They’re not old enough to stay at Adelaide by themselves. I thought that Kate leaving the Clinic to stay with her mother instead of Adelaide makes sense. William made it sound like Kate needed round-the-clock nursing. The Comms team should really have thought things through from a common sense point of view so that their fake details make sense and add it in the end as they continue with their “tales.”

    • Princessk says:

      This story also fits in with William’s need to take time of if Kate went to Norfolk and the kids were still in Windsor. Amner is more private. Lots of people coming and going at Windsor. Ma Middleton must be with her.

  31. sevenblue says:

    There were some strange articles about how Kate was celebrating her birthday at her mom’s and getting spoiled there. I also think that was the hint of Kate staying with her parents. The statement from KP sounded like a threat to the press not to report on her or her condition. I don’t believe she was at the hospital when KP said she was. There is clear media embargo for this story, so the press isn’t allowed to publish anything not officially released. But, I am sure they all know it just like how they all knew which royals made comments about Archie’s skin color.

  32. QuiteContrary says:

    No matter what’s going on, the silence from the BM on Kate confirms — yet again — what Harry has said about the invisible contract. There’s some sort of arrangement to ensure that the rota doesn’t write about where Kate is and demand photos.

    It’s bizarre.

    • Just Chelle says:

      @QuiteContrary I agree 💯

      The relationship between the Crown and the British media is totally codependent. The BM needs the Royals as much as the Royals needs the BM. It’s in the BM’s best interest to not make the Royals look any worse than they do, themselves. So they’ll cover for the Royal family and expect access for doing so. Everything the BM reports should be taken with a grain of salt (at the very least).

    • BeanieBean says:

      It is inconceivable that nobody, no journalist in Ol’ Blighty, is asking these questions!! Except, of course, for that invisible contract, which really should have everyone up in arms. Do you, or do you not, have a free press?

  33. Izzy says:

    I mean, they kind of forced themselves into having to tell this story. If the kids were on term break and the story was “everyone is staying put while Kate convalesces”, it adds more fuel to the “more serious than indicated publicly” fire. If they went up to Anmer without her, it looks callous. So yeah, the story HAS to be that they all went up together. Anything else looks even worse than they already do.

  34. equality says:

    So maybe the game is to over-exaggerate how serious her situation is and then when she does reappear earlier than they have said she can get the oohs and aahs for being so brave, such a steely marshmallow?

    • MipMip says:

      See I could believe this theory if KP had ever conducted themselves with any forethought. But I think this is a way too intelligent and detailed strategy for them to pull off. Walking and chewing gum is hard for these people.

  35. Snuffles says:

    Absolutely none of this adds up. They can’t keep their lies straight. I’m inclined to believe she is in a coma just like the Spanish press said. How she landed there is anyone’s guess, but considering how shifty William is acting, he had something to do with it.

    They keep pushing out her “return” date. They’re trying to buy time to come up with a story that doesn’t implicate William. And they’re probably busy paying off people to not tell the truth. From the Middletons, to the press to the staff that probably saw everything.

  36. kelleybelle says:

    Still galled that this tightly-wound bitch has the nerve to wear a gross around her neck given her horrible behaviour.

  37. Ann says:

    If she could show her face, she would. So what are reason she wouldn’t want to show her face? Facelift, Facial Paralysis, Can’t sit up (coma etc). Sometimes the simple answer is the right one. I believe she had her big facelift. It can take months to look normal again. My theory is Charles is in a bad way and she rushed to get it done. The two week “hospitalization” was to shield the kids from seeing her face really bad (bruised and swollen). We will know when the British press starts gushing at how “refreshed” she looks when she comes back.

    • Kit says:

      Nah. Kate took months off in the past without difficulty, so timing for plastic surgery and recovery aren’t a big deal. Kate can recover when the kids are on their long break.

      No. This news embargo, Will’s bender, the entire Wales family’s disappearance from work and media mean things are really bad. No Middleton’s sighting or favorable heart tugging articles given Kate’s ailment underlines bad news for BRF.

      Right now, the BRF’s main focus has been full-on stop the public hemorrhaging. Literally.

      • Christine says:

        That’s why we are getting the full court press for Invictus 2027 U.K.

        Can’t hork up a working royal on demand? Let’s steal something from Harry.

  38. Wendy says:

    NO ONE HAS SEEN KATE.. I find that very odd and suspicious. LIke not even a picture of her working from her office on a laptop.. or her and the kids insde the house.. please give us a break. and “Kaiser is correct I dont believe she was even at Adelaide Cottage and maybe the Spanish media is correct. Could she be in a coma? Why have we not seen her family, Mom, Dad or even sister Pipa visit?? and what kind of Abdominal Surgey takes 6-9 months to recover from.. so weird how KP keeps pushing back her time for returning to public duties

  39. Lulu says:

    Can Kate even speak? If there is some reason she cannot be seen, then why haven’t they released a statement from her thanking everyone for well wishes, as Charles has done? It’s beyond strange. As I said elsewhere, even when handling an update on Kate’s health William manages to make if a flop. It’s gonna be something else when is eventually king, he will bungle everything he touches.

  40. Dora says:

    I’m not:sure if she’s in a coma or doing fine. But I doubt very seriously that she is able to move back and forth without being seen since the press loves to stake out the royal residences

  41. dawnchild says:

    meant to post under *Mary Pester

    ugh she needs to wrap up this marriage and bail, asap. Get a s******d of money for having a good life and bail on this mofo. No crown is worth this, and no one cares for her in that institution and never will

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      I have no doubt the Middleton’s bank account has been “refreshed” to keep them silent. If Kate makes it out of this alive I hope her divorce settlement is so large it gives William and Charles ulcers.

  42. paddingtonjr says:

    So, someone managed to get a photo of William visiting the clinic once, photographers routinely take pictures of Meghan in California and NO ONE has released a photo of Kate since Christmas? Really? No pictures, no statement, no pictures of cards made by the kids? Yeah, I think something bad is going on. Really bad.

  43. Rita says:

    The timeline is very interesting.

    January 17: BP announces that Charles will receive treatment for enlarged prostate

    January 17: KP announces that Kate has undergone “planned surgery”

    January 26: Charles has surgery

    January 29: Charles leaves hospital smiling and waving

    February 5: Charles has cancer

    During all this, Charles is photographed many times while not a single proof of life from Kate. Is it a smoke screen? Are they trying to divert attention with the prostate story? I always found it odd that he would announce something like that publicly and in real time. Why not keep it private and wait to talk about it? Especially with another member of the family in the hospital.

    Very odd, very fishy.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I think because not seeing Charles for awhile would be odder than not seeing Kate for awhile, and that needed an explanation.

  44. Beech says:

    I cannot keep straight all these places! I need a map of all these castles, estates, forts, hovels. And countries, Balmoral is in Scotland? So if a senior royal falls ill they have their choice of residences to recover?

  45. Kateee says:

    I’m beginning to actively hope she turns up at random in another few weeks with an entirely new Kardashian-esque face. And I will laugh, and feel surprisingly relieved. Because it really seems things have gone terribly wrong here and even they don’t know when or how this ends.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Kateee, seriously. Not a fan of Kate’s, but I certainly don’t wish ill health on her.

      This has been so mysterious from day one, and it’s now become downright ominous. At this point, I genuinely just hope Kate is okay.

      And if she is in fact in recovery, it’s something she’ll be able to recover from fully.

      Also hope that no matter what Kate’s situation is, her children are holding up alright.

    • SamuelWhiskers says:

      Me too.

      I really do wonder how long this will go on for. Will we be here in September with Kate still missing and the press ignoring it?

  46. CC says:

    Look, medical science has come a long way, but sometimes, despite the ability of a surgeon, routine abdominal procedures accidentally turn a woman invisible. It’s just a fact of life.

  47. Justread says:

    Ageee with KATEEE …she’s going to pop up with a fresh face, a new million dollar wardrobe, and her annoying smile. This was probably cosmetic so she needs that much time to make sure all the swelling goes down and she’s restaurant ready. No sympathy here.

    • Jaded says:

      It doesn’t take upwards of 9 months and William doesn’t need to go MIA. This is far more serious.

  48. Aurora says:

    So she was at Norfolk around the time she was last seen, and she’s “back” there now. I say she’s been at Sandrigham all this time; or at least since she was discarded from whatever hospital tended to her ailment.
    There’s no way she, the kids, the nanny, house and medical staff were crammed in Adelaide all this time.
    Sandringham has room for everybody and should be medically equipped for an emergency bc of QEII and Phillip’s long stays there in their final years. That’s where Charles also headed after acknowledging his cancer diagnosis, even if he said he’d be treated in London. Before it was announced that Kate travelled there.
    It is not a coincidence that the whole family but James and Pippa seemed to vanish from public sight since January.

  49. Libra says:

    I vacilate between ” something is very wrong “to “nah, they’re just game playing.” I need that one person who has seen something to speak, then I remembered that all those people in a position to know something all have signed an nda and are dependent on their jobs.

  50. Jk says:

    All this secrecy is to protect Will, not Kate. I very much doubt Will gives a crap about Kate’s privacy, vanity, or image and wouldn’t have gone along with this whole media blackout unless it somehow reflected badly on him.

    • Kit says:

      🎯

      It’s about protecting William.

      And at the same time, not letting Will’s sh*t storm poops on Chuck and Cam.

    • MipMip says:

      That’s a really good point. Kate is not powerful or important enough to warrant this much silence. The heir is.

      And there is so much silence. Mainly Middleton silence. Which is the strangest part. When has Carole ever shut up about her top CEO daughter? I’m guessing a super injunction is in place because this whole scenario is positively Orwellian.

  51. Berkeleyfarm says:

    Like others, I think she’s likely been there the whole, or almost all, of the time since she was last seen. They definitely have the “recovery facilities” and space available in that complex. Carole is likely up there tending to her.

    And whatever has happened has affected her looks enough that she’s not up for a staged picture cuddling the kids in bed reading cards or something like that.

    Have the children been in school at all?

  52. Anna says:

    Kate is recovering well, Diana had paranoia and they are very much not a racist family. Got it.

  53. Dot says:

    The only Middleton reference we’ve had is from James sending a gift of dog food to a British journalist

  54. Louise says:

    This whole medical mystery has been so bizarre. The stark difference between Charles and Kate is we know Charles has cancer but he has been seen since his diagnosis. We know he’s getting treatment and he isn’t hiding. He doesn’t look the best necessarily but he’s been spotted a few times and is playing a better PR game.

    Kate doesn’t have cancer but she has remained completely hidden and we have no idea how she’s doing or where she is. If she isn’t on the brink of death, why the lack of pictures or videos? I know sometimes pictures can invite more questions than answers (see Princess Charlene’s pictures of Albert and the kids visiting her in South Africa, she looked so unwell in the pictures). But at least we know Charles is well enough to walk around and talk. Is Kate worse off than Charles at this point? It’s very worrying.

  55. Kay says:

    I think she pop out on Easter Sunday. She will smile and look as nothing has happened. The never explain motto. If she has just had a hysterectomy , just say so. It would stop all this endless speculation , from she died to she’s in a coma. Someone needs to say something.

  56. ArtFossil says:

    William is at the epicenter of what is wrong with Kate.

    Charles knows, Camilla knows and now Harry knows.

    Eventually, William will crack. From guilt? If he’s capable of feeling guilt. From fear? Most certainly.

  57. Polly says:

    Curious what everyone thinks about my theory: K had a face lift and that’s all. No major anything, just not ready to be seen. She’s been looking haggard for a long time, and if KC3 had his diagnosis prior to the announcement, maybe they rushed her refresh as KC3 is worse off than they are saying..?

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      I think she would have waited to do the facelift during the children’s summer holiday since it is their longest break and she usually isn’t seen during that time.

      Something is very wrong with Kate. Something is very wrong with William. None of this is normal or routine or planned.

      • Beverley says:

        I agree with BlueNailsBetty, something is very wrong. William seemed drugged, drunk, or something with all that swaying and blinking at the investiture. And why not release a proof of life photo since Kate is said to be working from home? KP’s messaging is so weird, and ever evolving.

        The fact that they can’t seem to get their stories straight is a big red flag. This time however, I think the truth will eventually come to light. I don’t think Charles will protect the heir indefinitely, no matter what has happened. Charles is very concerned about his own legacy and wants history to laud his reign.

  58. Cinder says:

    I kinda thought (maybe even hoped?) they might release some photo or video of Kate during the Invictus events this week. Because every single day that passes by without them releasing/leaking the truth, the more sinister theories seem more plausible.

  59. Jk says:

    I think Kate would have something like cosmetic tweaks done during extended school holidays and completely deny she’s had any work done. She’ll claim that she was born this way, or had to correct a deviated septum or had a trampoline accident. I think she’d try to be as discreet as possible. This is the opposite. It’s more like a medical emergency.

  60. MrsH says:

    Hey you know who else is glaringly silent…her Uncle. I wonder if he will still go on celebrity big brother now. What is the timeline of that against the “hospitalization”?

  61. Hm says:

    Something is afoot. Meghan and Harry just launched their website, sussex.com, which links to sussexroyal.com. It feels like there is a shift…

    In any case, VERY proud of Meghan and Harry.

  62. Beverley says:

    My tin foil theory: William is somehow responsible for Kate’s absence. He’s being heavily managed right now. The Middletons have been silenced with NDAs and maybe financial assistance for their debts. The Wales children are being homeschooled so that no information about their mother gets out. And Chuck is dealing with cancer treatment while trying to figure out how best to deal with this mess.

    Something huge is happening. I feel it might have historical relevance. I think William is in deep trouble.

    • SIde Eye says:

      Posted that same thought earlier but it never made it through. Yes, I completely agree with your assessment. It explains no photos. It explains the H&M stories while never once mentioning that William has not seen his “cancer stricken” dad ONCE. I think the reason KC has not seen William is KC doesn’t want to see him. I think what happened to Kate was the final straw for KC.

      William is a problem of their making. He is in deep trouble and a massive cover up is going on. I can’t stand Kate (I still think she is a racist, vile, lazy, and incurious mean girl), but I don’t wish any harm on her. I am really starting to think William did something terrible. The BM is aware and part of the coverup.

  63. Margaret A. Shannon says:

    I’m commenting far too late for anyone but posterity to notice, but I’ll put in my $0.02 anyway.

    Like so many others, I saw William swaying at the investiture and thought he definitely seemed… um, er… unwell.

    So I checked with a friend who was in marching band for years. When standing at attention, is swaying like that normal? And my friend said yes, especially so if one has not done so in a while. Because of his military service, we can assume William knows how to stand at attention properly. But he left the Forces a long time ago, so I think William is out of practice.

    Regarding the rapid blinking: as I recall, investitures are videoed or filmed as souvenirs for the honorees. So it stands to reason there were bright lights were lit, and these might have caused the blinking.

    Of course, none of these eliminate the possibility the man was also drunk off his ass.

    I’m no fan of the Waleses, and I don’t have any admiration for the king and queen. I do believe in fairness, however, and offer these alternative explanations for the symptoms observed in this video.

    • Kit says:

      Your post summarized similar talking points by Will’s simpaticos in other threads.

      Not sure it’s garnering sympathy for Will though. I mean many of us pull 8-12 hour on our feet regularly with limited breaks— day in, day out. We work under duress, no pee break at times, treated poorly by customers or patients routinely.

      So yeah, just cause poor Will looked unsteady for standing for a few hours, under bright lights, isn’t exactly going to buy him a medal for bravery here.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        100%. I’m in no mood for people citing talking points from the bully while claiming they are for “fairness” as a reason why sympathy and faith should be extended to said bully.

        This man drove the knife in when *pregnant* Meghan was suicidal. Are we, mere commenters, to be better than a Prince? Those are some weird rules KP has for the plebes.

        For everyone who’s ever been the scapegoat of nasty people, it’s time to stop enabling bully talking points.

    • BeanieBean says:

      William’s done these kind of things before, and within the past year, so I don ‘t think he’s out of practice standing at attention. Since they play the anthem at pretty much every formal royal event, he’s had plenty of practice.

    • ArtFossil says:

      William swayed front to back and blinked nonstop during a rendition of God Save the King that took about 30 seconds. This was the very first 30 seconds, NOT after “standing for hours” as you assert.

      He may have been drunk, drugged, or suffering from PTSD or a neurological problem. His behavior was in no way normal.

      • ArtFossil says:

        And no one else in that brightly lit room was blinking nonstop. Again, nothing about William’s appearance or performance was normal.

    • BlueNailsBetty says:

      Swaying can be a way to prevent problems but really all you have to do is not lock your legs.

      Look at military presentations (William is former military) none of them are swaying. They’ve been taught how to stand by not locking their legs.

      William was chemically impaired. The excessive blinking looked like he was trying to get his eyes to focus/stay focused.

      Also, I’m a former marching band member. We didn’t sway.

  64. slippers4life says:

    I’m starting to suspect that it’s not that KP has “bad” Comms people per se. I’m thinking it’s that it’s more they have “comms people” in quotes, but really, it’s just William spouting off and being ridiculous until whomever is pretendin to be the comms person quits while they can still explain how they’re operating at job interviews.

  65. Bibi says:

    A couple years ago, my husband went into Kings College hospital for a “planned” surgery which went well until he had a brain aneurysm post-op which left him in a six month coma. He never recovered. For Kate to not be seen or heard from it appears she may in fact be in a coma and the doctors have been tasked by incandescent William to figure out a way to wake her up cos he has stuff to peg and her being incapacitated rains on his parade.

    As someone who lived the trauma and hoped my hubby would wake up, I can assure you that nothing can reverse oxygen deprivation in the brain (assuming she’s in a coma).

    Praying for the kids.

  66. Jilliebean says:

    I think she’s just gone under the knife and will come out with a fresh face or something else enhanced,

  67. villanelle says:

    For sure I could be wrong. But as a general surgeon, I honestly believe she had a relatively simple umbilical/ventral hernia repair. Many women with multiple pregnancies develop them, and most surgeons won’t repair them until after the last pregnancy is complete. They can be very painful repairs. They do and should limit full mobility for at least six weeks. Mesh repairs are sometimes hard, we have to anchor the mesh to the abdominal wall. This is all to say that I think this was an elective procedure, and her recovery is all planned to give her a vacation. I don’t necessarily blame her for that, if true. We rush people through recovery in this country. Also, if this were any more serious, honestly, we’d see more activity. No one getting a ‘major abdominal surgery’, privacy or not, isn’t regularly visited by parents and spouse. And the risk of a bad outcome? How bad would they look if she died?! Rather, they’re going to keep the chatter buzzing and capitalize on the publicity around her re-entry. Of course, for her sake, I hope I’m not wrong.