Prince William: ‘Prejudice has no place in society. I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again’

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Prince William crawled out the bottle today to attend his first event of the week, his first since his visit to the British Red Cross headquarters on the 20th, and his first since mysteriously pulling out of his godfather’s memorial service on Tuesday. William did not offer any explanations at today’s event for his last-minute cancellation at the memorial service, but he did try to “get political,” because that turned out great for him last week. Today’s event was a visit to the Western Marble Arch Synagogue, and William recited a statement which was probably written by his new private secretary.

The Prince of Wales today made his first public appearance since pulling out of the memorial service for his godfather, the late King Constantine II of Greece. Prince William visited the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in central London to take part in discussions about the rise in anti-Semitism in Britain. He met with two Holocaust survivors, Manfred Goldberg and Renee Salt, as well as young people who have taken part in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s flagship ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ project.

William told attendees: ‘Prejudice has no place in society. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I want you all to know you can talk about it and your experiences. Both Catherine and I are extremely concerned about the rise in anti-Semitism that you guys have talked about this morning and I’m just so sorry if any of you have had to experience that. It has no place… that’s why I’m here today to reassure you all that people do care and people do listen and we can’t let that go.’

The engagement was originally planned to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day last month and the Princess of Wales was also due to attend.

[From The Daily Mail]

I’ve always sort of given Kate credit for one thing, which is that she’s at her best when she’s around seniors. She would have been okay at this kind of event, and she has done some work with Holocaust survivors in the past. William has not and you can tell. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I want you all to know you can talk about it and your experiences.” Super-natural! “As I’ve said many times before, I’m bored with antisemitism and that’s what is really important, but do tell me about your Holocaust experiences.”

I wonder if this event will quiet the growing chatter about William. The Mail’s commentators have been growing increasingly peeved – they are even blaming Kensington Palace’s squirreliness for the rampant conspiracies being floated online.

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  1. Prejudice has no place in society unless it’s my sister-in-law then no holds barred. There I fixed it for Peg.

    • Concern Fae says:

      He’s a “race realist.”

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      “I’m so sorry if any of you had to go through that” though I would gaslight you and ask you if you weren’t playing the race card.

      “I’m so sorry if any of you had to go through that” after he spent the morning hearing first had about anti semitism and from actual survivors of genocide.

      Telling them to talk because people do care and people do listen – when he didn’t believe his own brother when his brother told him his wife and family were being targeted by a racist smear campaign complete with images of his child as an ape.


      • jemmy says:

        @MoxyLady007 “Telling them to talk because people do care and people do listen – when he didn’t believe his own brother when his brother told him his wife and family were being targeted by a racist smear campaign complete with images of his child as an ape.”

        No need really for him to believe it since he authorised the smear campaign in the first place. It’s the way he feigned ignorance of what was going when in actual fact he was complicit of the hate campaign against Meghan

        He will not be respected or gain any ounce of respect both home & abroad until it reconciles with his brother and his wife.

      • booboocita says:

        People do care, and people do listen. It’s just that he’s just not one of those people.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Well, I mean the GALL of telling holocaust survivors ‘it’s OK to talk about it’. From this pipsqueak, lightweight, privileged pompous personage (needed another p word)??? I’m sure they’ll rest easy tonight. 🙄. I mean, how the h*ll does he thinking they’ve been living & coping all these years?? Not a one of these folks needed this particular statement from this particular person. And ‘you guys’? Really? No sense of age or status appropriate language? Says a lot about that Eton & St Andrews education.

    • GoldenMom says:

      How does he not burst into flames when he says this? Those pants ARE a conflagration!

    • Agnes says:

      “We are very much not a racist family” while walking with a hired Black Person. Sure, Stew. Is he sitting down so we can’t see him swaying? What a putz.

    • Water Lilly says:

      Prejudice! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again.

  2. Cessily says:

    We see his stance on prejudice, racism and hate in every headline targeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex along with their children, Prince Archie & Princess Lilibet. It speaks a lot louder than his words.

  3. equality says:

    I wonder how many of those attending saw the irony in his statement. Interesting that he includes Kate this time.

    • Snuffles says:

      I’m sure it was pointed out that leaving out Kate in his last statement looked suspicious.

      • Badgerette says:

        I took the inclusion of Kate in his speech as laziness. That the speech was written when Kate was supp to accompany him and they never updated said speech because we know they’re that incompetent.

    • I wonder that too. Do they really believe what he is saying. You have to think that some of them there read the papers and know what’s going on plus their history of colonialism. If it were me there I would want to shake my head no to him.

    • The Duchess says:

      I don’t even think he believes what he’s saying anymore. Now suddenly he includes Kitty in whatever soundbite he’s pushing? This man hasn’t been consistent enough to prove his marriage is in a happy and unified place.

  4. Vanessa says:

    William has no problem with racism when it directed at Meghan and her children he never once issued a statement defending his brother kids. This is all just lip service William is racist surrounded by racist his wife is racist who had concerns about how dark archie would be . All William does is release statement and he thinks that will solve everything .

  5. Sunday says:

    “I’m just so sorry if any of you have had to experience that” – referring to antisemitism as he’s speaking to literal Holocaust survivors. Yea I think they experienced their fair share, Willie! I’m sorry, he just manages to make everything he says sound so stupid.

    It’s maddening that he can show up and do the absolute bare minimum and get zero questions about where tf he was on Monday, Kate, any of it.

    • Lady Esther says:

      For me what stood out was “you can tell your stories,” as if they needed his (or anyone else’s) permission. That’s what Holocaust survivors have been waiting for, y’all – the Prince of Wales to tell them they can speak!

      Why not “we want to hear your stories” or “it is so important for us all to hear your stories”? That would have shown greater respect, but it’s William so….

      • ArtHistorian says:

        He really suffers from permanent “foot-in-mouth”-syndrome. He always sounds so damn stupid and out of touch.

      • MoxyLady007 says:

        Also you can tell your stories …. While the vast majority of the survivors were never able to move past their cptsd to talk about it – and certainly – no one wanted to hear it.

        People are uncomfortable hearing about a miscarriage. Still. To think that they were like – hey I’m here to listen in the 50’s and 60’s to people who had experienced genocide and seen their friends, families and loved ones be murdered in front of them…. Not likely.

        Also. British troops who had seen the concentration camps in europe were in Africa doing the same things to the Africans fighting colonial rule less than 10 years after the close of WW2. So. No.

      • Debbie says:

        Well, we can’t really blame William for his arrogance and awkwardness when speaking at the synagogue. After all, this is the first time there’s ever been a hint of antisemitism anywhere in Europe. Ever.

    • Eurydice says:

      Omg, that hit me in the eye, too. “If”? I can’t imagine this speech was written by the new private secretary – “you guys”?

      • Jaded says:

        The “you guys” comment made me cringe…he’s not speaking to his drinking buddies, he’s speaking to holocaust survivors FFS! How disrespectful! Another day another meaningless platitude from Big Billy Bigot. I’m sure his biracial sister-in-law will have a differing take on that.

      • Christine says:

        That “if” really set me off.

      • JR McGraw says:

        “If” and “you guys”….unbelievable. Not prepared, not professional, not respectful, not thoughtful.

        It’s been interesting watching Harry work so hard on becoming a better speaker, bc it’s key to advancing the causes he cares about and repping the orgs he’s invested in. Peg’s great-grandfather worked diligently for YEARS to overcome a speech impediment so he could address the nation as King….meanwhile a 42-year-old prince with 60+ staff and unlimited resources stays awkward, marble-mouthed and just plain shitty at this part of the job for decades? It boggles the mind. He really lives in another century where royals are unquestioned deities, doesn’t he?

    • Becks1 says:

      Did he not understand that they were Holocaust survivors? Like, these people have experienced the very worst of antisemitism and survived it – did he not know that?

      I found this dig in the DM interesting –
      “The engagement was originally planned to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day last month and the Princess of Wales was also due to attend.”

      So the event was supposed to be last month with Kate in attendance, that’s probably why he included her name here. so they postponed the event from the last month? William couldn’t have made such an important visit on his own even with Kate in the hospital?

      • Eurydice says:

        The piece started out with William pulling out of the memorial service – so, bookends of William not stepping up.

    • ChattyCath says:

      Exactly the words said to me yesterday. Verbatim. About a long standing leak in my shower.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Right???? IF?????

  6. Mrs Robinson says:

    Note to Peg: Practicing the line in the mirror this morning doesn’t really constitute “I’ve said it before”…

    • Agnes says:


    • anotherlily says:

      He said something similar on his visit to Jersualem 5 years ago. That was when he vowed to make bringing peace to the Middle East his ‘lifelong project’.

      Photo-ops and sound-bites are all he achieves.

  7. Michelle says:

    He is an idiot. Surrounded by idiots.

  8. sparrow says:

    I agree with Kaiser’s remarks re Kate and the elderly; the elderly is where the popularity of the BRF resides, and Kate gets on with them. I appreciate this event. Notice that he brought Kate into it “Catherine and I”, which shows she is abreast of live events (well done) and that they’re together (top marks). Prejudice? Umm. Tricky and hypocritical one, there, William, what with Meghan.

    • Lucy says:

      I noticed the parent tense too. I’m assuming it’s an accurate quote, not that the reporter fixed it.

      • sparrow says:

        Yes, it was obviously briefed. It kills two birds with one stone: she knows what’s going on (she’s not in a coma/completely collapsed), and we are joined together in our opinion (no marriage rift). He was told to get that bit in.

      • Harper says:

        Mentioning Kate’s name (I refuse to call her Catherine) is last week’s bikini shots of Pippa. It indicates nothing other than they know people noticed she was left off the Gaza statement.

    • BeanieBean says:

      @sparrow, are you grading on a curve?

  9. Just Jade says:

    He needs to stop tormenting his brother’s family and apologize to them for his own prejudice towards them. Where is your wife?

  10. MJM says:

    He refers to them as “you guys” He acts like an awkward teenager.

    • Agnes says:

      Like he’s some awkward Yank instead of an Old Etonian. What a patronizing schmuck.

    • TarteAuCitron says:

      I don’t read that as American as such, but rather him trying to be cool by using youthful slang, even though he is meeting seniors.

      I’ll hazard a guess and assume seniors would expect a more formal term of address than ‘you guys’ from the Prince of Wales.
      I loathe this crap from him: goes through the motions of saying you can tell him all about your trauma but he is glazing over. He can’t read a room to save his life.

      • Agnes says:

        I’m American and wasn’t putting us down. It’s just off that he would say “you guys” which is a slangy Americanism instead of using the correct English taught at Eton. “Holocaust survivors” would have been more respectful than “you guys” ffs. 🤦‍♀️

  11. Proud Mary says:

    William: I said this and I’ll say it again, prejudice has a place in my family; that’s why I collaborate with racist BM against my brother’s bi-racial wife.

  12. Sara says:

    I’m so sorry the British tax payers wasted all that money on Williams education–is there anyway they can get a refund?

  13. Brassy Rebel says:

    Holocaust survivors do not need William’s permission to speak about their experiences and antisemitism. They also should not be addressed as “you guys”. Global statesman my arse.

    • Agnes says:

      Exactly. He’s not even a decent human being much less World Player, no matter what his inherited position.

  14. JT says:

    Prejudice has no place in society? Does he tell that to his wife who was concerned about how dark his nephew would be?

  15. CM says:

    Everything William does is so obviously staged. I guess this is what the British are paying for.

  16. JennaMaroney says:

    Imagine surviving the Holocaust and then having to talk to this idiot? These individuals have suffered enough!

    • Barbara says:

      Really!! How nice of this dumb egg to tell Holocaust survivors and Jews who’ve worked with a Holocaust educational program that they can feel free to talk about their experiences. He’s so stupid I’m actually shocked sometimes.

  17. aquarius64 says:

    Another cluckerflop. How about the racism towards Meghan, Archie and Lili you idiot? People in the UK have been fired and are serving time for it.

  18. TeamMontecito says:

    “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again” — Peg’s Greatest Misses

    1. “We are very much not a racist family.”
    2. “My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring.”
    3. “I’m always open for people saying I’m wrong because most of the time I am.”
    4. “Everybody thinks I drink beer but I actually like cider!”

  19. The Duchess says:

    I’m getting rather bored of Willy saying he’s bored of racism.

    • Cessily says:

      “I’m getting rather bored of Willy”…👏🏼😉 he just stumbles around leaving a mess in his wake.

  20. ChattyCath says:

    Inappropriate and trite. Throwaway mottos and sound bites. He was insulting people who went through unimaginable horror ‘I’m sorry you had to go through this’. Ugh

    • The Hench says:

      Worse – he said he was sorry IF any of them had had to go through it (experiencing anti-semitism).

      Literal Holocaust survivors.

  21. Jaded says:

    I’m surprised he was able to keep the yarmulke on he has so few hairs left, or that it didn’t burst into flames as he was bumbling tactless idiocies. SMH…

    • Steph says:

      I used to have a boss that was Jewish and bald. I asked how he kept it on when he went to events that required it. He said there’s a special double sided tape for it. Regular ds tape didn’t really work bc skin oils make it non sticky

  22. Macky says:

    I agreed with Williams last statement about l peace for both sides. However, I agree with everyone now. It’s become too political. If he doesn’t show the same caring he is showing to jewish to every other group then it will come off as favoritism.

  23. Tessa says:

    What a hypocrite he is.

  24. Amy Bee says:

    There’s also a rise in islamophobia in the UK. Will he be visiting a mosque to tell them that there’s no place for prejudice?

  25. tamsin says:

    Who is he to tell Holocaust survivors that they may speak about their ordeals, and who is he to think that he can pontificate about prejudice? The arrogance and ignorance of William has no bounds. Why did they bother rescheduling his appearance? His lack of true empathy, his lack of understanding, his awkwardness, and his inarticulateness are all blindingly obvious. He is a blundering, offensive fool.

  26. Ana Maria says:

    …I think Fredo believes that once the world reads/knows about his thoughts regarding whatever issue he decides to address. the problem will solve itself

  27. Mary Pester says:

    Two things to say
    One, Billy, just because you mention her name, doesn’t prove you actually give a fk about her, or that she will appear any time soon.

  28. Norvy says:

    Someone tell this man of privilege until he acknowledges and discontinues the racial discrimination and bullying of his sister-in-law, the world will not believe anything he says about bigotry and prejudice.

  29. Chelsea says:

    “I want you all to know that you can talk about it and your experiences”

    There’s no way he said this with a straight face. Bffr

  30. kelleybelle says:

    Says the doofus who’s been hating on Harry’s wife for how many years? Abolish the sodding monarchy; it’s boiled shit at this point.

  31. Roseberry says:

    I’ve seen an enhanced/enlarged version of your header picture on social media- it’s clearly showing bruising on Pegs jawline and neck. Interesting, given all the speculation about why he missed Tuesday’s memorial service….

  32. QuiteContrary says:

    Talking about antisemitism to Holocaust survivors, this moron said “if you have had to experience that.” To Holocaust survivors. If.


    I’m sorry — I’m not having a stroke. I’m just trying to make this sink in, because it’s so unbelievably stupid.

  33. Bad Janet says:

    I would really love it if the British government and monarchy would acknowledge their own brutality towards the Jews during world war II. They weren’t exactly nice to the Jews who were seeking refuge in Palestine during the British mandate period. They threw them into concentration camps with completely inhumane conditions. Didn’t seem to care if they lived or died.

    I’m not Zionist, but neither were my relatives, who were trying to escape the Hungarian invasion, the deportations to the Einsatzgruppen, and the Hungarian labor battalion death squads before the German murder camps were even a thing. Four years in tortuous conditions in Atlit by the British. Forgive me for finding this meaningless.

    Also, how is he SO BAD at this. He talks like he is in high school.

  34. BeanieBean says:

    This is a crappy statement. A high schooler could have come up with something better. Statesman my *ss.

  35. Krista says:

    It’s a sad day that Kate appears smarter, kinder, and more hard working than Bill. The bar is low.