Prince William’s absence from his godfather’s memorial was ‘worrying & concerning’

According to Becky English at the Mail, Kensington Palace only informed the media about Prince William’s absence from his godfather’s Windsor memorial service less than an hour before it began. KP told reporters that William had contacted the Greek royals beforehand, but William’s name was still in the program (he was supposed to give a reading) and KP would not explain why William was skipping, other than “Kate is doing well.” Hours later, Thomas Kingston’s passing was announced – Kingston, the husband of Lady Gabriella Windsor, died in Gloucestershire on Sunday and the Windsors waited two days to announce it. KP rushed out and told every royal reporter that William’s memorial absence had nothing to do with Kingston’s death. It’s all very strange and I don’t have one coherent conspiracy theory to explain what’s happening. But I know that it’s notable that even royal commentators are openly discussing the weirdness around William:

Royal experts said today it ‘was strange’ that Prince William pulled out of attending a memorial service for the late King Constantine of Greece at the last minute for unspecified ‘personal reasons’. No further detail was given on William’s absence, with royal sources saying his wife the Princess of Wales is ‘doing well’ at home as she continues to recover after her abdominal surgery last month. William was last seen at the Baftas on February 18, while Kate has not been seen since Christmas at Sandringham.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams described the Prince of Wales’ cancellation ‘very strange’, especially because the heir to the throne was due to give a reading. The last minute decision resulted in the Greek royal family posting online an old order of service containing his reading and a eulogy given by Lord Soames in which he spoke about how ‘very touched and proud’ King Constantine would have been that it had been given by his godson.

He told MailOnline: ‘William’s non-appearance at the Memorial Service for his godfather King Constantine, the last king of Greece, owing to a personal matter is certainly unexpected. This will be an event that William will be extremely sad to have been unable to attend.’

‘King Charles was close to King Constantine and his second cousin. Queen Camilla led the royal family. Princess Anne deputised for him at the King’s funeral in Greece last year as he could not attend owing to a prior commitment. The late Queen famously met Camilla at a party given by Charles when Prince of Wales for King Constantine’s 60th Birthday which was symbolically a highly important moment in their relationship and seen as giving her approval to it’.

Royal biographer Phil Dampier told MailOnline that the move was ‘worrying’.

‘Constantine was his godfather and very close to all the royals, particularly King Charles, and he would have wanted William there as he didn’t attend,’ he said. ‘William only lives a stone’s throw away, so it’s very concerning.’

Mr Dampier praised Camilla, who he said was doing a ‘fantastic job in recent weeks keeping the royal road show on the road’.

[From The Daily Mail]

“Worrying,” “strange” and “concerning,” all while pointing out that William lives just a short distance away in Adelaide Cottage, and if William was actually staying at AC (no one knows), then the church service would have been within walking distance. Take your pick of conspiracies: William was too drunk or hungover to go; William is forever lazy; William didn’t want to see his family, particularly his stepmother; William was too tired from doing the school run; William is upset following Thomas Kingston’s death. As I said, I don’t have one theory which answers all of these questions, but it definitely feels like something significant has shifted and more people are paying attention to how f–king weird the Windsors are acting these days. This week really has been a turning point.

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  1. Tessa says:

    William was protected by Charles for years. Harry was not. Charles is now paying dearly for his bad parenting and letting William do as he pleases

    • Snaggletooth says:

      I wrote elsewhere that looking at William really has me reflecting on my own role parenting a special needs boy with autism. I wonder what would happen to my loving but neuro-disabled boy if—instead of therapy, a specialized school, and trained parents—he had a cold, absent father, a mother in crisis, the whole world telling him he was anointed by God to rule, and absolutely no therapeutic interventions of any kind. I do see bits of my son’s disability in the glimpses of Williams true personality and it all feels very tragic to me.

      • CC730 says:

        I doubt will has a neuro-disability. He was spoiled rotten from birth, had a mother that was silenced everytime she tried to discipline him and an absent and cold father.
        Not every bad behaviour can be excuse that way. He lacks empathy clearly, work ethic, the ability of self reflection and that’s entirely on his upbringing.
        I’m happy for your child because you clearly care for him and have empathy.

      • Shawna says:

        CC730, remember that William had a TBI when he was hit in the head accidentally with a golf club.

      • Lawrenceville says:

        Again, using William’s TBI as an excuse for his behavior is like using childhood abuse/or childhood brain injury as a reason to excuse one’s sociopathic personalities and is lazy at this point quite honestly. My son was hit by a car at 7 years old, was in a comma for 16 days with massive brain swelling resulting in severe intracranial pressure. Nobody thought this child would survive and we all thought if he ever came out of it alive, he could be mentally and physically disabled for the rest of his life. My son is now 36 years old and not anything like Peggy William. So no, let’s stop using this incident to excuse and explain away William’s violence, bullying and all around being a nasty person.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Shawne, I suspect the hit from the golf club was NOT accidental. What if Billy Basher had been bullying the kid, and he retaliated with the golf club?

      • Claire says:

        I don’t know if we should assume that William is neurodiverse (though I do think there seems to be a decent amount of neurodiversity in his parents bloodlines), but when you think about his childhood it would actually be surprising if he turned out to be a decent person. People brought up in the type of trauma very frequently develop a personality disorder. I’ve always wondered if part of why Kate’s main interest was the early years is because she’s tried to make sense of why her husband is who he is. Even thinking about Charles and Diana’s childhoods – it’s just so much generational trauma and terrible parenting. Read some of the biographies on Prince Charles – what may have happened to him at Gordonstoun is scary to think about. Also his father figure and mentor, Lord Mountbatten (“uncle Dickie”) was quite a character and just look into the allegations that have been leveled against him in regards to what he may have done to young boys living at an orphan home that he was a patron of.
        I certainly hope that he didn’t groom Charles. Prince Philip is another one with an almost unbelievable background. Even the queen, who on the surface had a happy childhood, had a mother who was, at the very least, unable to acknowledge or speak about any real emotions – and that trait seemed to have passed down through her daughter. Sure, some of these things are just the way things were back then in parenting among aristocrats, but that family almost seems to have an insane level of trauma and just such incredibly bad parenting that puts them on a different level. I do think some things also might have been different if members of the family could have been free to be gay. None of those are excuses for Williams current character, but gosh, to think about the history that has brought him here. Not sure how the cycle will ever be broken, but I think demolishing the monarchy would be a start.

      • Kokiri says:

        Kate doesn’t have an interest n early years.

        It’s just for show, part of her “mom” image.

        If she truly cared she’d do more than pie charts.

      • Shawna says:

        @Lawrenceville, I’m so sorry that happened to you and happy that your son is well! My sister suffered a TBI and was in a coma for two months, and we didn’t know if or how she could recover. So I’ve got experience with this too. Some TBIs DO result in more impulsiveness and temper issues. It’s the sad truth.

      • bisynaptic says:

        CC730, are you a child development (“Early Years!”) expert? The other posters have proposed some very plausible and humane “explanations” for William’s behavior; and you’ve shot them down, on the flimsiest grounds, on account of they’re not any “excuse”—as if explanation is excuse. I have a certain amount of expertise in this area, so I can say, with confidence, that your perspective is dangerous and wrong. I hope you’re not in charge of children.

      • bisynaptic says:

        @Lawrenceville, so sorry about your son. I’m glad he recovered. But it’s very common to see personality changes after TBI. The brain is a complex organ. Not all TBI is created equal.

    • Princessk says:

      The members of the RF do not like Willow and they all know what is up with Kate and William and William did not want to face their scrutiny, so he made an excuse. He is very weak.

  2. Naomi says:

    The Windsors are on their last legs. I don’t see how the British (royalist) press can possibly keep propping up this Weekend-at-Bernies monarchy. At some point, they are going to throw up their hands!

  3. Suez says:

    We are seeing the generational trauma Harry warned us about in real time. My best guess is that William went on a bender and couldn’t fly himself in from Adelaide. Unaddressed mental health issues are destroying the RF one person at a time.

  4. im_partiallysane says:

    I think he might have been at his mistress´ place and somehow couldn´t get back “home” on time without being exposed…

  5. Brassy Rebel says:

    Another conspiracy theory: William was partying with Kingston when he died.

    • Dss says:

      My thinking exactly. Death by misadventure

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Just commented the same at the other thread. He was at the same coke bender and is now hangover and pissing his pants at the thought that he could have been the one who got the bad coke. Or he was at another bender, at another “address” and his mistress/pegging buddy couldn’t get him to stand straight and read a takeout menu, let alone a memorial speech.

    • Renae says:

      Partying with William could explain a lot!

    • Claire says:

      Maybe, but were William and Kingston even in the same circle of friends? Also Kingston died on Sunday correct (or maybe found dead in Sunday)? So if there was a party I assume it would have been on Saturday. Being worse for wear from a party on Saturday wouldn’t translate into him not being able to attend a memorial on a Tuesday.

  6. Etha says:

    This man couldn’t even be bothered to attend his own wedding rehersal, instead his brother stood in for him. This man didn’t even attend the dinner his grandmother hosted for all incoming royals from other countries in preparation for his wedding embarrassing his grandmother. That he could cancel his attendance at the very last minute when he had a reading he was supposed to do is disgustingly selfish. This man is a very very selfish person that has been coddled. He will never change.

    • Kp says:

      Didn’t spare tell us he was hungover the day of his wedding? Even jobson said William drank a ton but it was covered up by Harry’s drinking in the media.
      I smell an alcoholic..
      Combine that with his well recorded laziness and ego equals a walking disaster who now has all the spotlight for himself.
      Welcome world to the real William.

      • Etha says:

        Yes, welcome to the spotlight you very much craved for William. Your brother is no longer your human shield. Everyone sees your incompetence now.

      • Bad Janet says:

        Harry was very much the scapegoat. I think a huge reason why the family resents him (and there are many) is that he wasn’t willing to continue to take all the hits and the heat off Bill for doing the exact same stuff. They wanted HIM to be the bad boy, and when he settled down and actually acted the part Will should have been playing all along, they hated it. How dare he not know his role … And how dare he walk away from the abuse, or talk about it.

        Yup, the monarchy IS racist as hell, but I think that is only part of the story.

    • Dee(2) says:

      Wow I didn’t know either of these details. I can’t imagine marrying someone who couldn’t even be bothered to come to our wedding rehearsal. This is such telegraphed disrespect, to Kate and to the people who have traveled to come to your event. I don’t understand why they coddled him so much in the past, did they really think someone that constantly threw tantrums in their late 20s was just going to grow out of it?

      • sevenblue says:

        @Dee(2), I read from the derangers that Kate asked him during their wedding if he was happy. They would tell it like Kate is the perfect bride making sure her husband is good. It is obvious that if you have to ask your husband if he was happy during your wedding, something is very wrong with both of your choices.

      • Harper says:

        Kate had to ask because he certainly didn’t look happy. William didn’t even turn around to watch her come up the aisle. He just stood there with his back to her. COLD.

      • Nic919 says:

        She asks him when they are in the carriage after they leave the Abbey. You can see it on video.

    • Sunday says:

      Yea, it’s always important to remember that first and foremost, Will is just an enormous a-h*le. He doesn’t believe in duty and he only does what he wants. Like 90% of this scandal can be explained away by Will being in the midst of an extended tantrum, refusing to coordinate with his comms team or do the bare minimum, and the firm handles him like glass because if he breaks so does the monarchy.

      I also think that in this case, part of the reason Will skipped both the funeral and the memorial is because Prince Philip obviously liked Harry best, Will is just a jealous child at heart ergo he didn’t attend as his way of saying f u to ole Phil (and Harry of course).

  7. Seems Peg is a tortured soul of his own making. Chuckles surely is reaping what he has sown with this one. A petulant man child unable to make proper choices and just spinning in his arrogance. Who knows just what is ailing him at any given moment. They should have been concerned far earlier than this with his behavior.

  8. Roo says:

    I think the recent weeks/months have emphasized how much Peg needs Harry and a partner/wife/mistress (Kate or otherwise) to help him function. His core incompetencies have really come into the spotlight. He seems temperamental, lazy, incurious and frankly, intellectually lacking, and there is no charm or good looks to help people gloss over the deficiencies. And more recently, he seems fairly desperate.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Yes, Roo, to all of what you said. I would also add that he needs a wife, brother, and father to function in any public capacity, but he cannot have them around without abusing them at the same time. Frankly, I am shocked at how progressively darker his situation looks by the day. I’ve been on CB following the royal saga for years, and I am still shocked at how this is unfolding. Something’s got to give soon.

      • Lady Digby says:

        Agree with both comments. Man child needs to be soothed and humoured by wife/GF/ brother to function. Kate and Carole has been briefing about them keeping him calm and functional for years. Yet he resents his dependency and lashes out according. Someone close needs to stage an intervention because he’s out of control and does indeed look desperate.

      • WaterDragon says:

        Time to call in the straight jackets and sing, “They’re coming to take you away, ha ha hee hee ho ho, to the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time.”

    • Lady D says:

      Yes, Roo, that’s it. He is emanating an air of desperation. What are you hiding, Willie?

  9. ML says:

    “ This will be an event that William will be extremely sad to have been unable to attend.’ “

    Why write this? William didn’t fly to Greece last year when his godfather died. He didn’t attend the funeral ceremony. He’s now missed the memorial as well. Writing that W regretted his being unable to attend simply reeks of insincerity.

    Most people do not understand why he pulled out last minute and after his swaying performance a week and a half ago most people think he was drunk/ stoned and therefore unable to read aloud.

    • anotherlily says:

      William asked Lady Gabriella Kingston to represent him at Constantine’s funeral in Athens last year. Princess Anne and her husband attended in place of Charles and Gabriella was there as Prince William’s representative.

      There is obviously a connection between the Kingstons and William.

      I wonder if the police wanted to speak to William.

      • Moondust says:

        Constantine was lady Gabriella’s godfather too. She was not representing William.

      • Magdalena says:

        You are quite correct Moondust. Gabriella was paying respects to her godfather, to whom she was apparently close. She was not representing William. William simply didn’t attend. The sycophantic media reported that lie without mentioning that the man was her godfather. Those are the lengths to which they go to puff up William, and they repeat it often enough to make it a reality in people’s minds.

      • Jaded says:

        The only “obvious connection” is that Gabriella is William’s cousin and Thomas Kingston was a friend who ran in the same royal social circles.

  10. sparrow says:

    We’re all focusing on his wife. Perhaps this man has, as others have said elsewhere and before, serious issues of his own, such as alcohol dependence. His recent appearances haven’t been the most normal. Perhaps Kate hides this side of him, or perhaps her illness has pushed him further into it. As these recent stories have shown, we don’t need to like or admire people to have empathy with their possible struggles. Who knows whether Kate’s illness is stress-related to William’s issues?

  11. Aimee says:

    If this is what we can expect after Charles is gone I don’t see this family lasting much longer.

  12. Becks1 says:

    I definitely feel like his absence yesterday sparked something – social media was full of “I don’t care about the royals, but I fell down the Kate middleton rabbit hole….” types of posts, his absence was getting international coverage, etc.

    If he had had a real reason for missing, they would have said so. I tend to doubt it was even as simple as a hangover because they could have just said he was sick or came down with the flu or whatever and people really wouldn’t have questioned it – not as much at any rate – everyone is sick right now it seems.

    I also think if there was any way he could have blamed his absence on the kids he would have 0 like if he had said it was a personal matter and then leaked to Becky English that Charlotte had a school play or one of the kids was sick or something – but that wouldn’t have worked bc something like a play or whatever would have been scheduled well in advance, and having a sick kid wouldn’t have meant he couldn’t go to the service 5 minutes from his house while a nanny kept an eye on the kid.

    It really does just feel like he did not want to go. I’m inclined to believe the theory that he was drunk and couldn’t go.

    The RRs insistence that he’s doing something later in the week is so people don’t ask if he’s on vacation.

    • JR McGraw says:

      Exactly this—all the royal bootlickers were insisting he must have a sick child, or food poisoning, or sadness about his cousin’s husband—but if there were a real reason to bail on this service wouldn’t he have explained? Honestly I can’t believe he just said “personal matter,” like dude, just LIE. Say you have Covid!

      I read in a friend’s memorial service, and I wouldn’t have cancelled unless I was too sick to stand. To bail out 45 minutes beforehand with his name on the program is beyond disrespectful and bizarre.

    • Nic919 says:

      It was the straw that broke the camels back. There is even sharp commentary by Chris Ship on ITV pointing out that William lived closer to the chapel than most guests many of whom came from other countries and he still couldn’t make it.

  13. Just Jade says:

    Maybe that was always the plan because they didn’t think he could represent the head of state without an international embarrassment so they came up with the last minute person thing.

  14. Bad Janet says:

    The Mail is turning on Bill.

    • Shawna says:

      It’s incredible to watch happen in real time.

    • Kp says:

      I don’t read or click on any mail stories but how are they turning on him? They seem to be poking based on stories I’ve read on this sight but they seem to still be giving excuses?

    • Princessk says:

      We knew that would happen. The campaign to demonise Harry has backfired . The Fail is losing out and can see no benefit in continuing to suck up to Billy. Camilla on the other hand has the Fail in her pocket and Billy knows this and cannot stand her. By doing lots of engagements Camilla is making Billy look bad. He is in a real big mess and the Fail is warning him you tell us the truth or we will break the story on our terms rather than yours.

  15. Inge says:

    It’s now painfully obvious that Willy will NEVER step up. Because now is the time he should.

    Ditching his godfathers memorial where he was supposed to do a reading is very rude.

    I’d almost feel sorry for Charles but then I remember what he did to Diana, Harry&Meghan

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      Chuck absolutely owns this trainwreck. He destroyed his entire family – a wife and two sons – just to gain Camilla.

      The man is a walking enormity.

  16. Lula08 says:

    IDK if he has a drinking problem, and really have no reference points to make a comment on this. However, Piers Morgan had the weirdest article in some US version of a UK publication where he points to the fact that William was drinking wine in public at 13 as an example of his his strong keep calm and carry on persona. In the story he seemed like a petulant pre teen to me.

  17. Amy Bee says:

    The scapegoat is no longer there to provide cover for William.

  18. Jodes says:

    Jacob Rothschild passed away on Monday. C & W probably attended that service instead of the memorial.

    • Proud Mary says:

      Please stop with the fantasy. what would be the justification for a cancer-stricken King secretly attending the funeral service of some obscure aristo, but not that of his cousin and friend? Why would William?

    • Shawna says:

      Funerals don’t happen the day after someone dies. No.

      • carrotface says:

        Funerals DO often happen the next day in Judaism, and obviously Rothschild was Jewish (hence all the crazy anti Semitic conspiracies). NOT that I think any royals actually secretly went to that service instead, just in point of fact.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      Yeah this sounds totally legit. Lol.

    • Jaded says:

      Charles is undergoing cancer treatment, no way he’d go to a packed funeral, and if William passed on his godfather’s funeral he certainly wouldn’t put in the effort to attend Rothschild’s. Plus they would have been papped.

  19. The Hench says:

    This really is a WTH is going on???? situation. What do we know?
    We know he was supposed to go as he was in the programme
    We know that Windsor Chapel is a 10 min walk from Adelaide Cottage where he is supposed to be living. It’s a 15 min heli flight from Kensington Palace, it’s less than two hours in the helicopter from bloody Anmer in Norfolk – and he doesn’t need to fly himself. In short, it was absolutely possible for him to get there wherever he was in the UK.
    We know that he pulled out last minute(ish) – the press were told an hour before
    We know it wasn’t an illness – although a mild case of Covid would have been a) utterly believable and b) an excellent reason to not attend – otherwise they would have said so. Also – we’ve been told that he’s still going to be out later in the week.
    We know it wasn’t Thomas Kingston’s death – because a royal source specifically sallied out to deny any connection and his death was two days earlier and Kingston’s parents-in-law still managed to attend.
    We know it wasn’t because of Kate because they went out of their way to say she was ‘doing well’.
    We know it wasn’t the kids – otherwise they would have used them as they have many times before
    We know they told us it was for the weirdly phrased ‘personal reasons’ – ie nothing external that he couldn’t control and nothing imposed on him by someone or something else
    We know that he knew he was going to be there with a whole load of the family so it seems unlikely that he pulled out last minute as not wanting to face them.

    That leaves us with:
    a. He just couldn’t be arsed at the last minute because laziness (possible but would have been an easy PR win)
    b. He wasn’t physically or mentally capable of appearing.

    My money has to be on b).

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Good summary. Definitely (b) because of pulling out 46-minutes before (so very specific!). If he just didn’t feel like it, he could have cancelled with time enough to reprint the programs where he’s listed as giving a reading! Or just left it vague (as to whether he’d attend) from the jump.

      He had to be incapacitated in some way or recovering from being incapacitated and clearly too obviously hungover.

      With the number of people on social media now paying attention to where is Kate and the disappearing heir, their house of cards is crumbling around them.

    • Nic919 says:

      I don’t disagree with what you have said except that we shouldn’t take at face value that it wasn’t about Kate because they have lied a lot at this point.

    • Princessk says:

      He chickened out. He didn’t want to face his family who actually know the truth about what is going on.

  20. Tursitops says:

    What if his bad (criminal?) behaviour is the cause for her absence. He does something to her while inebriated that requires surgery, but recovery hasn’t gone as planned.

    The less information that they give, the more that conspiracy theories will fester.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      This has been my theory from the start. Especially because he also needed to be absent from any and all work for so long. A routine surgery wouldn’t explain that part of it.

  21. Beech says:

    Last night I opened Lainey Gossip and saw “Prince William Pulls Out.” A beat or two and I said to myself, “um.” There were a number of “ums” in the write up. That’s all.

  22. tamsin says:

    It’s become clear that no one can depend on William-he lets everyone and everything down.

  23. TheOriginalMia says:

    I think it’s far too coincidental that William suddenly drops out of the ceremony the same day as the announcement of Thomas’ death. I fully subscribe to the theory William was partying with Thomas the weekend of his death and as a result KP is panicking.

  24. Mads says:

    He’s unraveling; whether it’s an addiction related problem or the pressure of more responsibility that he can’t avoid (which may include his plans to divorce Kate being derailed because of Charles’ cancer and whatever the hell happened with Kate in late December) or a mix of all those scenarios. I can’t imagine the chaos within KP and wonder how long it will be before senior mandarins at BP and in the government step in.

  25. Lau says:

    Maybe we’re witnessing the fall of the monarchy in real (and very slow) time.

    • Libra says:

      Harry is a monarchist. He never wanted it to fail, just change for the better by dumping the tabloid contract. Was this what the U.K. visit was about? Harry offering to help in any way he could?

  26. Beech says:

    Or what if he was drunk on his ass and belligerent, hell bent that he would attend the memorial and his keepers were like “Right, you’re going to rehab, NOW!”.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      Except that he’s reportedly scheduled to make other appearances this week.

      I can buy the drunk and belligerent part, though, for sure.

  27. Belinda says:

    Long time lurker here, and just had to comment. Bully Bill is almost a carbon copy of my brother in many ways. Never held to account for being selfish, rather stupid, self obsessed, no emotional intelligence, bombastic, totally lacking in empathy, totally used to getting his own way, and frighteningly angry when thwarted. My brother was a superficial charmer when it suited him, but could turn on a sixpence if/when someone saw through him or tried to hold him to account for his behaviour. You had to adore him, worship him, agree with him or you were the enemy. My mother was totally stupid in not quietly checking him when his behaviour was out of line, instead she indulged him both financially and emotionally. Bought him expensive sports cars and a Range Rover when he was a danger to others. His multiple car prangs were always “the other drivers fault” when actually he was an impulsive, selfish driver. And his drinking was totally indulged by her. He started drinking at a young age (like Bill), was violent (like Bill), never had to take responsibility for his mess ups (like Bill), was incapable of having a loving and equal relationship (like Bill), and now in later life has been shown up to be a total flaky, angry, selfish f**k up who is completely off the rails (like Bill). The catalyst is when the the person protecting them dies (my mother/The Queen). They get worse because the over indulgent leash is off, but have no one to cover for them. The alcoholism gets worse, they lash out more and more, and just can’t see they are the problem, it’s “everyone else”. I really think Bully Bill has been emotionally abusing Kate for decades, and physically abusing her more recently. I also think that he might have punched her in the abdominal area, and she is so thin that she has no subcutaneous fat to cushion the blow, and that organ damage has happened. I don’t like Kate as a person, but no one should ever be subjected to physical violence. The royals are now completely shafted, they can’t admit to this, if true, they can’t lie because who knows if long term damage has occurred, they can’t give a time line for recovery because its not a routine surgery. Ma Midds would in my opinion keep schtum because she encouraged and pushed Kate for the ring and wedding, titles and prestige. Any normal (or even not a very good mother) would never encourage her daughter to be strung along like Kate was. I feel sorry for Kate because of this, and William is now (just like my brother is now) completely spiralling, alcoholism out of control, erratic, and lashing out like a wounded animal without ever seeing HE IS THE PROBLEM.

    • Jaded says:

      @Belinda — thanks for your insights and keep them coming.

      • Belinda says:

        Thanks Jaded. What makes it impossible with people like this is that you can NEVER reason with them, or try and gently discuss why their behaviour is affecting everyone. People who have come across them ask if you can help, but I know from bitter experience that they will never ever even try, as they just cannot be reasoned with. I strongly get this feeling that William the bully is like this, and he’s not sane. Hence the total mess up that’s now happening.

    • ArtFossil says:

      Thank you for sharing your experience, Belinda. And that’s a believable description of Will’s possible action..

      • Belinda says:

        Thanks ArtFossil. I really think he lashed out, I saw it with my brother. And they have no control whatsoever with their violence and hence an abdominal punch is very possible. I hope I’m wrong, but fear that’s what happened. And that’s why the royals are floundering. They SHOULD immediately tell the truth, and get the bully sectioned and prosecuted. But they will do anything to project the image of perfection. Their whole modus operandi is that every royal is always the best at everything (Charles in the Navy crashed a boat into the dock, Charles crashed a plane, Kate playing the piano that was so embarrassing, they are top of every class, they are Statesmen, or Ambassadors for Trade like Andrew who is an ignorant, rude embarrassment) etc etc. it’s so toe curingly cringy, and yet Harry, who is genuinely brilliant with people and has charisma and empathy is treated so badly by them. It’s outrageous, and surely is going to implode.

    • Mari in TN says:

      Remember in Spare, when Harry said something to the effect of “if you knew what I know, your eyeballs would bleed”? Perhaps we are seeing results of that comment, which left a lot to the imagination.

      • sevenblue says:

        @Mari in TN, I think you are mixing two different things. A journalist said that about Will, eyes bleeding part. Harry said, he saw behind the scenes and don’t want to be a part of that. It wasn’t on Spare, he said it on a doc in UK. Before they stepped back. I believe, he was referring to the palace – press relationship, how you have to leak about other members to keep your name out of bad headlines. Harry never wanted to play that game.

      • Belinda says:

        Mari, it’s so covered up, isn’t it? And it’s not just the royals themselves who have everything to lose if things come out, but also the many, many courtiers who are literally living in luxury in accommodation provided, golden pensions etc. it’s a massive industry with so many noses in platinum plated troughs who can’t even contemplate losing this.

    • Underhill says:

      my view of this is similar to yours Belinda. And my brother, while not quite so pathologic, is a similarly selfish bastard. I have zero trouble believing that Bully Billy the Basher shoved her down and she hit her head (he did it to Harry), or punched her, or bullied her emotionally until she hurt herself. I think Bully is in big trouble, and that is why he has looked so shaky recently. Nothing shakes up a narcissist like consequences for their awful behavior.