Mail: What if Kensington Palace is lying about everything around Princess Kate?

When Kensington Palace has lost the Daily Mail, they really have nothing left. The Mail represents Prince William and Kate’s power base: older, conservative, reactionary, anti-woke, anti-immigrant, racist. If those people are not on Will and Kate’s side, no one is. So I’ve been watching the Mail’s coverage of the Mother’s Day photo scandal and it is fascinating. They’re calling out the Waleses pretty thoroughly and in some interesting ways. Several of the Mail’s columnists have suggested or said outright that Kate’s “apology” for the photo-editing is bullsh-t and it’s just the palace throwing Kate under the bus for their cockup. Several of those columnists are basically begging the Kensington Palace clownshow to tighten their operations because they all look like complete fools. One of my favorite pieces was the Mail’s Liz Jones basically having a come-to-Jesus revelation that everything around Will and Kate is a lie. Some highlights:

Liz Jones saw the problems with the Mother’s Day photo immediately: “I rushed home to study the photo of Kate and her children, released to show the world that she is doing well and on the mend. But then…Hmm. I went outside to stare at trees. Blossom, yes, but no leaves. Another look at the snap. Her expression was a bit off. A bit too bland and a bit too happy. I would have expected, after a couple of months off and reams of speculation, a half-smile, something slightly wry. And why was Louis in a Christmas jumper? Didn’t the floor seem rather shabby?”

WTF was William thinking? “Ordinary people, worried and wondering why, if the photo has indeed been doctored, William couldn’t just take a bloody normal family snap on his phone and post it! We all do it, many times a day. We didn’t want or expect a perfectly posed shot, just a little something to stop us worrying. And we had been worrying ever since that woman was papped in a car, driven by Kate’s mother, last week? I for one got no sleep at all.”

It’s like watching Bambi learn to walk: “Given what is possible with AI and digital trickery today, isn’t it even more important for the Royal Family and its minions to be authentic and transparent in all their dealings with the public and Press, given we all pay for their palaces and their privacy? It is such a blunder, so catastrophic for our faith in the monarchy and I believe that, yet again, Kate has been badly let down by the Palace media operation and advisers.”

The lack of statements from KP about Kate’s health: “No updates beyond the bland and meaningless, allowing the distasteful speculation about her health and the state of her marriage to proliferate on social media and in the foreign press – New York Times and American Vogue – to ponder. Why could they not have simply released a photo for Mother’s Day of Kate from the Coronation, say, with a small note from her? That would have been fine. We don’t expect her to put on make-up during her hiatus.

Was it all a lie?? “Now we are thinking: did she even write the message that accompanied the controversial snap? And more. Why were there as many as 16 anomalies on the photo? Was the photo an old Christmas one, simply repurposed? The children certainly look as hysterical and excited as they would have done on Christmas Day. Why wasn’t an accredited photographer with decades of professional standing sent in to do the shot? Was she too ill for that? The Palace clearly can no longer be trusted, given what transpired on Monday morning when, finally, an official tweet from Kensington Palace arrived.

Kate’s statement: ‘Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I want to express my apologies for any confusion…’ It is signed with a ‘C’. What??!! But Kate is not an ‘amateur’, she is an experienced photographer (She is, after all, patron of the Royal Photographic Society). And it was William who took it! She is a perfectionist and would never do a bad job with anything! Now, I don’t want to accuse KP of lying. But I think the Palace, not the Princess, treats the general public with disdain. The Palace thinks we are all stupid, and will never question anything the Waleses say.

Kate would never bungle this so badly: “I am certain that Kate, as a young, media savvy, empathetic person, who never puts a foot wrong, is never caught with the wrong expression, or wearing something that doesn’t quite fit or is creased, would not make a mistake like this. I believe she had no hand in this photo, or any mistakes made after. What we do know is that this debacle is fuelling even more speculation – even that she is refusing to co-operate with the Palace. Whatever is going on, I can only imagine Kate’s distress, her shock, her anger. And whoever is responsible needs to be sacked. Today.

[From The Daily Mail]

Such a rich tapestry of shenanigans, and I cannot believe I’m saying this, but Liz Jones is making some points! I also believe that Kate’s apology and signature were forged. I also believe that Kate was not the one creating a Frankenstein image composite. I also believe that William and his staff think that the public is too stupid to see what they’re doing. We’ll see if the Mail keeps this kind of energy for long, but it does feel like something has been irrevocably broken here.

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  1. QuiteContrary says:

    They’re sooooo close to getting it.

    Of course, they have to throw in some B.S. about Kate never putting a foot wrong or — my personal favorite — “never caught with the wrong expression.”

    But this is promising. Of course, KP is completely untrustworthy. Of course this is a catastrophic blunder.

    Welcome to reality, DM.

    • The Robinsons says:

      Duh! They are doing just that.

    • SarahCS says:

      I know there are far bigger things afoot but really, you want to draw attention to her expressions? When is gurning the right expression? When is staring daggers at a biracial woman the right expression? (ok if it’s in the Mail I can see them being on board with that) When is standing next to your husband and gazing with adoration at his brother the right expression?

    • Michelle says:

      I personally enjoyed “or wearing something that doesn’t quite fit or is creased”, because of course they’ve forgotten all the fly-away skirts.

    • MY3CENTS says:

      How about never wearing something I’ll fitting or creased? Have we collectively forgotten her Marliyn Monroe flashing days?

      • NotSoSocialB says:

        Biscuit- flashing as it was called here!!😂

      • kirk says:

        Marilyn Monroe flashing days hasn’t been that long ago. She recently wore some red cape thing with a floppy bow to meet SE Asian dignitaries. And crawled cross legged out of a car, leading with her inside leg to ensure her skirt was hiked to the nether regions to make sure photogs got a good shot. 🙄

        DailyFail acting all self-righteous 🙄 Given DF usual deceit coupled with KP@BRFCo gives LIES^2.

      • Ugh says:

        The bitterness you and Chunkdra have for Kate is scary.

    • Cairidh says:

      Liz Jones said she never puts a foot wrong tongue in cheek, as many of the journalists do, having been ordered to praise Kate and stop criticising her. They obey but throw in jibes disguised as compliment and compliments which clearly aren’t true. See the piece by Amanda Platell after she was forced to sing a different tune

      • paintybox says:

        Thank you for explaining – American here – that gives a different code reading! I’ve sometimes wondered if all the fawning and praise could be for real and it’s good to know to read between the lines.

  2. DetachedObserver says:

    Sure is starting to look like it. I can’t see Katie Keen signing off willingly on the absolute destruction of her public image and reputation.

  3. BonnieT says:

    Oh FOR SURE none of this was created or looked at, or even strategized by Kate. I think a lot of people forget, the RF learned from the Diana years- a lot of her power came from the outside friends she had made because of her personality and charisma, and those friends held considerable power themselves. So they couldn’t grind Diana down into nothing. The RF wasn’t going to let that happen again. Kate holds NO POWER and has really been isolated into this role (I know she technically wanted it, but I don’t think she thought it would be like this). It would not surprise me if she had some sort of breakdown.

    • ML says:

      The DF is owned Lord Rothermere, a member of the aristocracy. K did not fit in with that crowd, but she was sort of a part of it by marriage. They went after her in that Kate the Great Tatler article years ago (which was made milder), but perhaps [some] of them disapprove of how K’s being treated? I don’t know how likely that is and I have no idea if she has friends. Because Piers Morgan is saying quiet stuff out loud and Tobyn Andreae worked for the DF, maybe this is from Camzilla/ BP? Someone is allowing them to speak.

      • BonnieT says:

        The media, even the Daily Fail speaking out, is not a contemporary of Kate. They’re not doing it to protect Kate it’s more like they are speaking out after major American media sources like the Associated Press, essentially by issuing a kill notice, has said the BRF is not a trustworthy source. That’s huge. The DM (and others like them) can’t ignore it anymore.

      • Kit says:

        Exactly Bonnie. The British press is fuming. Not because they are worried about Kate. It’s because they were outed publicly for accepting a doctored photo and accompanied BS narrative (Willy took it for Mother’s Day).

        This whole thing made the entire UK press looked stupid. Unprofessional. And untrustworthy.

        To add to insults, the UK press was gagged about “Kate’s illness”, but the foreign press had the freedom to report.

      • ML says:

        I get that, BonnieT and Kit, and you could be totally right. What seems different to me is the sudden coordinated effort combined with having left K untouched for weeks in a way Meghan never enjoyed. PageSix, the DF, Piss M, etc are all speaking out essentially condemning KP (even W!) and expressing some concern towards K. Would they do that without the permission of BP? I honestly don’t discount that whatever happened to K is bad enough that even people in the press feel that it’s better not to be on W’s side in this whenever the truth comes out. It’s too sudden too blunt an about face. Unless tomorrow this all disappears and they return to the regularly scheduled program.

      • GMH says:

        Newspaper owners are granted peerages as a rule simply for owning them. So Lord r probably is not establishment. Just rich.

      • Eos says:

        The DF has no allegiance to anyone, not really. They will print anything that would benefit their bottom line. Give Murdoch’s rats a couple of days and they’ll make a deal with the Rota, change the narrative 180 degrees from what Jones wrote up and the second coming and resurrection of Saint Kate will be on track again.
        I’ll hand it to KP and BM tho’ on how successfully they have deflected from the royal racism scandal to pity, empathy and sympathy for both named culprits!

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      She has no power except for her family, who hold little themselves. And KP has not only thrown Kate under the bus, they’ve pinned her to the ground so they can back over her again and again.

      It wouldn’t surprise me if CarolE organizes another pap ‘stroll’ to push back.

      • Underhill says:

        Thats what I am waiting for: Ma Midds Clap Back. Because as negotiations continue, and as she assesses how much of her daughter is left to her, She needs to establish that she is willing to play nice, and gee, she does need the money, but then, that is an awfully big bomb she has, in her back pocket and she could toss it and do a lot of damage. So Go Get What’s Yours, Ma, and Kate’s too.

    • Cairidh says:

      The body of the frankenphoto, particularly the legs, looks like Carol. The legs are much shorter than Kate’s and a different shape. I think Carole organised and arranged the photo. She probably did the photoshopping, adding Kate’s face and pictures of the children.
      She and Kate are probably abroad somewhere whilst the children are still at home in britain with the nanny’s.

  4. Jeanne says:

    LIiz goes far but she still won’t say the D word. However it’s clear she wants us all to say it for her – divorce

    • Jais says:

      Tina Brown was on cbs with Gayle King, and while I’m not a fan of TB, it was interesting bc it felt like she was alluding to divorce. She was comparing Kate to Diana in 1993.

      • MaryContrary says:

        Interesting. I never ever believed they’d divorce-I figured she’d just look the other way forever. If this is happening, it’s all his choice. I have found it really interesting that in all the messaging around her stepping away-they’ve never pushed the story that he’s taking care of her, doting on her. It’s been “school run”, looking after the kids, prioritizing “their young family.” That must be intentional.

      • SueBarbri33 says:

        I’ve just finished watching that interview. It was really something. I kept waiting for Tina Brown to give us some good excuses for what is going on with Kate, but she didn’t have a defense.

      • Jais says:

        Yeah, TB was referencing Diana asking for privacy in 1993 which relates to Kate deserving privacy but TB knows that it also recalls WHY Diana was asking for privacy at that time and the panel had just discussed the missing ring. Maybe William wanted that photo altered without the ring to incite that type of conversation. It was done so ineptly though that it majorly backfired.

      • Liz says:

        Wasn’t that when Diana asked for time and space and was going to semi retire from public life – maybe there’ll be a similar announcement soon…..

      • Becks1 says:

        @Liz yup, that’s the speech she was referencing.

        I”m not a Tina Brown fan, but that was a good interview. I liked her point about the lack of health updates – KP said they wouldn’t provide them, but then gave us that picture which essentially WAS a health update – it was meant to show the public that Kate was recovering well, that she was healthy enough to wear jeans and go for a hike and was up and about, not just in bed, etc. So it was meant as an update, just not a written one.

        And then turns out it was fake.

    • sparrow says:

      If there is a divorce, not certain on that, I think there could be an element of Kate initiating it. Yes, she’s fought long and hard and stalked him for this position, but what if, finally, she and her family have said enough’s enough. You’ve treated her like crap for years. Rose articles have been up and about. Perhaps there was and is still an affair and Kate has said we’re done. Then again, he could be utterly fed up. Who knows. We’ll never know. I just think it’s greyer than appearances suggest. Those poor kids in the middle of all this.

      • Thera says:

        Who cares about a silly affaire that every aristocrat has ? She can be the Queen and just lice on a different estate with her own lovers. Seems too trivial.

    • TRex says:

      I don’t think her disappearance is related to a divorce (directly) I’m getting the feeling she’s in a facility for treatment for a disorder – of which type? it could be many.

      I will again say, that I wish her the absolute best. I’m in no place to judge any of her previous actions (no one here knows the full truth of what goes on in that family) I honestly don’t feel H&M would wish her ill either – They’re compassionate, and if we can’t show compassion, how can we ask for it?

      • Fabiola says:

        I’m going with she is in a facility either for anorexia or nervous breakdown. I don’t know why the family has not put out a similar statement like Monaco royals did for their princess that she was seeking treatment.

      • Enthusiast says:

        Well said, TRex. Kicking a woman when she’s down is not moral, even if that’s how that same woman treated Meghan.

        In retrospect, the Queen saying no 1/2 in/ 1/2 out to M and H spared them a life of misery. Maybe what seemed cruel was its exact opposite.

      • Underhill says:

        Anorexia is one of the hardest mental health conditions to treat, and it requires lengthy therapy. I can understand htem being squirelly about a return date if she is in therapy for anorexia. The surgery could certainly be for sudden complications of anorexia as well…

      • aftershocks says:

        @Enthusiast, the Windsor and rota party line, of course, is to keep saying QE-II rejected the half-in/ half-out. Since Betty was ill and had ceded her power to the courtiers and to Chuck and his staff, it was not really her who rejected the half ‘n half compromise. But yes, the rejection was and is a blessing-in-disguise for Harry & Meghan! 🙏🏽

      • Selina says:

        Appreciate your comment TRex!

      • vanessa says:

        “I honestly don’t feel H&M would wish her ill either – They’re compassionate, and if we can’t show compassion, how can we ask for it?” – THAT PART

  5. Cerys says:

    All they had to do was issue a short statement from Kate wishing everyone a happy mother’s day with a picture of her with the children but acknowledging that it was taken several months ago. It seems that even the most basic of tasks are too difficult for the KP staffers at the moment.

    • nmb says:

      Literally this!! I feel like even with the photoshop fails, there wouldn’t have been a scandal if they said “please enjoy this photo taken last fall. Kate is so appreciative of the well wishes.” It’s so bizarre to me that they said William took the photo but made Kate claim she was photoshopping? No freaking way. All lies. They are digging their own grave. Idiots.

    • AshoftheIsland says:

      It’s so crazy! If they had released a tweet like this a week or so after they announced the surgery saying ‘Thank you all for your well wishes. -C’, then all of this would have been so different! At that time no one would have questioned if Kate had actually written it. Now people are going to question everything.

    • Eleonor says:

      I came here to say this.
      They could have taken whatever old picture of her with kids, or even one of her as a child with Carole. I mean it wasn’t that hard.

      • CC730 says:

        Honestly at this point it’s possible she might not have any genuine photos with her kids. I mean that they could have given multiple photos with one or more of her kids but no, they use Photoshop….It’s like she’s not even part of their family!

    • Colleen says:

      I think internally there is panic and confusion because either 1) something really bad has happened (i.e. she’s dead or incapacitated) or 2) she left him and is flat out refusing to play the game any more. So they are tripping over themselves because they don’t know what to do and are getting no direction from William the incompetent.

      • Underhill says:

        Yes. It would seem to be the former. She hasn’t been seen at all, not by anyone. Not even just some guy with a cell phone who saw her in her car, or whatever. No one. She is in a facility, either incapacitated,, or receiving heavy duty therapy for anorexia.

      • khaveman says:

        Doesn’t she smoke? Underweight, overstressed. She could have had a stroke or aneurism. God I hope not.

  6. Duch says:

    Those are some strong words from Liz Jones. I’ve been following this story for many years believing we were watching a major historical event unfold. (Like Kaiser said it’s like Christmas- even my college age youngling is interested.) Last week and this one feel momentous. It’s beyond whether P and K gets divorced. It feels like the rupture of something bigger.

    • Sass says:

      @Duch your handle is 💯

    • Duch says:

      Thanks Sass. It’s from what Princess Diana’s sisters (allegedly) said to her – it’s too late to back out now, Duch, your face is on the tea towels. I loved the sister truth telling and camaraderie!

  7. tankerbelle says:

    It’s all giving “Kate’s in a residential treatment program and not participating in any of this.”

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      For sure. And if they’re trying to make her look bad, it’s having the opposite effect. This column is sticking with the “Kate never puts a foot wrong” narrative.

      • tankerbelle says:

        Finding out that the newest car photo (with Will) was also faked by an amateur really points the finger directly at Will. Kate is MIA and only seeing her mother. I believe she participated in setting up the car photo with her mother but NONE of Will’s shenanigans.

    • LoryD75 says:

      It’s also giving “now that Harry is gone, Kate has become the spare”.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Yes. And they are covering it up because yet another royal wife developing mental health struggles points to a problem with the institution itself.

      • tankerbelle says:

        This. Someone asked why Will looks haunted. I’m guessing it’s this, haunted by realizing he had a hand in pushing a woman to the brink like his mother was pushed.

    • Underhill says:

      And she knows none of it. They are not bringing in the daily papers, or on the internet all day, I am suspecting.

      • tankerbelle says:

        I sure hope she’s being shielded from all of this silliness. That would mean she’s receiving responsible care for once.

        I do think that was Kate in the car with her mom. My best guess is her mom visits her and set up the tripod herself to sell one proof of life photo but it looks like it wasn’t exactly a happy occasion. Not one that Kate enthusiastically consented to.

  8. Sunday says:

    The Daily Fail innocently making these observations just convinces me even more that this is all an intentional circus. Not that Will and Kate are willingly sacrificing themselves on the royal pr altar, but someone clearly is.

    Of course Kate didn’t edit that photo or tweet the apology. But as I keep repeating, there was NO need for photos in the first place. They could have simply released a statement about her absence that made actual sense. This was the road they chose, and I think we have to wonder why a family with millions at their fingertips and crisis pr professionals just a phone call away would intentionally choose this road.

    I wonder if this is the firm giving Will his medicine before he ascends. Just like “exposing” Charles’ cash for access scandals and bags of money, except Will hasn’t been PoW long enough to accrue many cash for access scandals. His problem is that he’s an arrogant moron who doesn’t realize we all know he’s stupid. He needs to be taught a lesson about humility and about accepting guidance from the palace courtiers, which is a lesson said courtiers would be more than happy to help him learn. It’s very similar to the media storm while the queen was ill/absent, with the heir taking some real lumps but escaping true accountability. In Charles’ case they threw his secretary Michael Fawcett under the bus, with Will they’re blaming Kate.

    • Just Jade says:

      If it’s really the D word why is Willy losing so much weight and why does he look like he’s being tormented?

      • Sass says:

        That’s pretty common when people get divorced. Even the one who files/wants it goes through it quite often. It’s a very stressful process. Not offering compassion for him, only saying that divorce isn’t easy for anyone

      • Interested Gawker says:

        “ why does he look like he’s being tormented?”


        There’s something else that has happened. William keeps pretending she is out and about and trying to “prove” it with fraudulent pictures, he said at first he would also not do engagements during her recovery, period then he kept appearing in public visibly off his face. He’s doubled down and ensnared international attention with this “picture kill” in the zeal to insist there’s nothing to see here. Something else is wrong.

      • NotSoSocialB says:

        That’s a good question- he’s worried about K doing some MAJOR tea spilling!

      • sparrow says:

        It’s called the divorce diet. A friend of mine lots pounds and pounds. It’s not intentional. It gets to the point the sufferer doesn’t even notice it’s happening. And re Kate saying anything. I’ve often thought, should there be a divorce, she’d return to her mum. Now, the press would hound her for months and months, and stick around for years. That would be horrible. But it’d be so lucrative and cathartic for her to write a book about her royal life. It can’t be done, though, can it. She’ll have signed off her ability to discuss/publish anything at the pre nup stage. Surely?

      • teecee says:

        I mean, maybe it’s stress, but…people who are about to be on the market again frequently start hitting the gym and/or dieting. One of the biggest signs your significant other is planning an exit is when they suddenly get fit(ter).

  9. ML says:

    Surprisingly good article from Liz Jones of the DF! The fact that she’s a woman is helping: she might know what the health issue is, she’s not throwing K under a bus for Mother’s Day, and quite frankly the messaging has gone from privacy-driven to Kate bashing from the palace. It also makes no sense.

    • Snuffles says:

      I saw some buzz online saying the Spanish press said the surgery was for a serious gynecological issue. Which aligns with a lot of people’s theories that she had a hysterectomy, but with severe post operative complications.

      • ML says:

        Thanks, Snuffles. That does make sense and if it’s the case, Peg just pissed a whole bunch of people off.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        I could see Kate not wanting anyone to know she had a hysterectomy. Her base believe she’s still getting pregnant any time she’s out of the public eye, many of them think that’s why a 42 year old woman who is underweight is out of the public eye, even though the odds are like 5% at her age.

  10. K8erade says:

    This really feels like KP is trying to destroy Kate’s reputation before the divorce to force her into silence afterwards. My question is despite everything, will her family stand for that? You know they’ll fight it and still have some money socked away. Kate might be willing to go down but I don’t think Carole will allow her or the family’s reputation to be tarnished.

    • The Duchess says:

      I honestly get this vibe too. If they shame her enough now, then they can sleep easy knowing she will never tell her story. Keen is known for her discretion, which is how she bagged Willy in the first place. I think the Midds will be silenced if the price is right. They may even be getting bundles of cash right now for their cooperation. All I know is Willy is done and he wants shot of her asap.

      • Liz says:

        Totally agree TD. The Middletons have been around them enough to know how much power the rf wield. And the Duchy money will secure silence.

    • North of Boston says:

      “This really feels like KP is trying to destroy Kate’s reputation before the divorce to force her into silence afterwards“

      If so, that’s a really moronic stance in a family where Fergie and Andrew are out and about with their destroyed reputations. Yes, sure, now they are inside the RF but Fergie was out grifting every chance she could for years, even with her less than stellar public image.

      While Kate has absolutely behaved horribly in the past, if she’s still living, breathing, walking and talking she absolutely could lean hard into “poor me, see how they are treating me as horribly as they did poor Diana?”stance post divorce even if they did try to NDA her to oblivion. CarolE could help her milk that for years.

      This is such a ridiculous set of circumstances that Wills and KP have entirely caused themselves by stupid mistake after stupid mistake. As usual this crowd hasn’t bothered to think things through past Will’s giant clenched jaw, and they aren’t in the power position they think they are.

      Because even if worst case for Kate they’ve physically got Kate locked in a Tower, if anything tragic happens to her it’s going to massively blow back on FK and his palace of F..Kups

    • Fabiola says:

      They are billionaires. If there was a divorce they could easily buy her silence with a hefty divorce settlement. They are hiding her or keeping her captive for something else.

  11. There is no what if’s about it they are lying about everything and when you lie about everything you can’t keep up with what you lied about. Peg signed off on photoshopped pictures that they said he had taken but the truth came out and he decided to throw Can’t under the bus. He probably did author the note that was from Can’t after all we know he forged his brothers name on a document so why not this one. Who knows if we will ever get the truth. I hope we do but until then KateGate will continue.

  12. Becks1 says:

    LOL at how this must be all KP and not Kate at all because Kate is too perfect. That’s an interesting argument.

    But she is drawing a clear line between KP and Kate, which actually is interesting. It sounds like the DM knows that Kate is on her way out.

    Angela Levin had a tweet about how the palace was throwing Kate under the bus (not those exact words.)

    It seems that some people know what’s going on behind closed doors and Kate is not a part of this mess in the way KP is trying to say she is.

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      I think they know there’s been a clear break between Kate (and the Middletons) and KP/Will since the ‘surgery.’ They can’t say it out loud because of the contract.

      But given the shenanigans with KP the past few days and all the Kate-under-the-bus moves they’ve made, I would not be shocked if CarolE stages another Kate sighting that makes it clear what KP’s been up to.

    • Nic919 says:

      The rota definitely know that William is behind the doctored photo and the apology was not from Kate either but William is blaming her for it all. This is jones trying to say that in the most sycophantic way possible.

      We have always said that if William wants to move on a divorce he will throw Kate under the bus and the media will let it happen. Well here it is starting to happen.

    • Jay says:

      Yup – there’s “Kate” and then there’s “KP/William/ Staff”. What’s interesting is that very few of the rota seem to accept that Kate is too blame here. Maybe they just don’t want to pile on while she is ill and just after mother’s day, but it really seems like they are not buying what KP is selling. That doesn’t bode well for Mr. Incandescent!

    • Underhill says:

      A Clear Break after Christmas: because Will did something unforgiveable to her. Maybe he wants out and has for a long time. He acts like it. Looks to me like after “the event” after Christmas, Kate and the Midds are willing to give it to him. For a price.

  13. Ben says:

    The Fall of the House of Windsor. This is starting to look like a psychological horror series but in real time.

    • Renae says:

      All it needs is a cameo with Vincent Price. Dig him up!

    • Iolanthe says:

      A few questions. Isn’t Charles the so called king . Can’t he order his son and heir to tell the public the truth and stop these endless speculations? I don’t think Kate is dead or dying ..the rest of the royals are looking quite relaxed and cheerful. So it really isn’t fair to Charles in his condition to have to bat away rumours . Secondly if Kate were in dire straits , why this radio silence from her family . If this were a case of domestic violence, what kind of family doesn’t rally around a daughtet ..especially if she has been injured . This is not helping the monarchy one bit , all this hole and corner secrecy . ” Princess Kate ” sounds so fake to me ..she isn’t a princess by birth or character, just a shallow pantomime figure with a tin foil crown she never earned or deserved . Step out of hiding Kate , we know you are in there somewhere, and I don’t believe there’s a thing wrong with you ..just a refusal to accept failure

      • Moondust says:

        When has William listened to Charles? When Charles was POW he had some leverage as Willam was depending on him money wise. Now? William is a loose canon. An arrogant one who thinks he’s better and smarter than everyone else.

      • Elo says:

        To be fair, none of them earned or deserve their crowns.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      They can use the Xmas photo for the poster.

  14. Tuesday says:

    Is the dam beginning to break? Are the British rags about to start talking?

  15. Scout says:

    I think every decision is made by William. I think he has media savvy staff who advise him wisely and he ignores them and does what he wants.

    And that is why we are here today…

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      I don’t think he’s got a media savvy staff, because the minute anyone shows a hint of ‘savvy’ (aka, being smarter than him), they’re out the door. I think he’s got a staff made up of sycophants and hangers-on mostly.

    • Normades says:

      I agree this is all William but that he doesn’t have anyone media savvy working for him just a bunch of yes men.

    • Karmaflower says:

      Yep–this 100%. Can we just say he’s an alcoholic now? Bc so many signs point to this.

      Someone earlier in this post suggested they fire the responsible culprit. Can anyone fire William? They clearly need to bypass him for next King. But if Kate, or someone trustworthy, isn’t in the immediate picture to watch over George, no one can be trusted as Regent. That’s the end of the Monarchy.

      What a toxic mess.

  16. Suzanne says:

    I think Kate has health problems from her marriage to William being over and the reality of royal life setting in, made worse by her having no plans for after she got the ring. She should’ve secretly done Masters in Philanthropy before wedding. Her role could’ve done so much good. Incredible wasted opportunity.
    A person needs to have their own life. She is proof being super rich doesn’t make people happy. Get some real hobbies and interests girl, with proper training in them!
    What is she going to do, and how will she cope when her mother passes away?

    • DetachedObserver says:

      “How will she cope when her mother passes away?”

      Probably with sorrow, relief at being able to choose her own life path, and guilt over being relieved that she no longer needs to obey her mom’s directives. As the child of a narc that recently passed, I felt relief to get to stop trying to ignore the many selfish actions and always have to be the “better person.” So many articles about how Keen would have been perfectly happy with a house in the country, an AGA stove and 39 children. The 39 children is no longer viable, but the rest certainly could be.

      • sparrow says:

        Yes, I imagine there’d be huge relief, if only from being photo’d by hundreds of people everywhere she went, although that would continue for months. She’d be fearful of security outside the BRF, but perhaps that would ongo because of the kids and her previous position (I believe the families of former presidents have security for life, and I imagine even her family has some form of it now?). But the feeling of a new life would be fantastic. The silly woman never foresaw the work and scrutiny that would be demanded of her. Her mum surely did, having seen Diana, and her failure to stop pushing her forwards on this path is glaring. She should’ve married wealthy, like her sister, and enjoyed the freedom. I should hope that she would apologise to Meghan and Harry for all the pain caused.

  17. JT says:

    This was trending on Reddit and half of the comments were asking why those two don’t just get a divorce already. Nobody believes the happy marriage, college sweetheart story. Rose Hanbury was all over that thread as well. A divorce would be less chaotic than the catastrophic mess they’ve created over Kate’s “surgery,” which people also don’t believe happened.

    • Nic919 says:

      I am seeing the word divorce from a lot of people who are clearly not regular royal watchers or Sussex squad. The general public can tell this was a damaged marriage for a while.

  18. ClaireLacombe says:

    They’re not losing the right-wing press just yet, but you can sense certain journalists and columnists are tired of putting their professional reputation on the line to cover for the incompetence of KP.

    But these slightly critical (because let’s be real, it’s still kid gloves compared to certain other family members) pieces do bring to mind this interview I read a few years ago with some Oxford or Cambridge historian. QEII was still alive, and the historian said (paraphrasing here): “Charles will be king, William will probably make it onto the throne, but maybe George should consider other options for his future.” I thought she was exaggerating back then. Now, not so much.

    • Underhill says:

      I remember that. There was an old saying, that it came with a William (William teh Conqueror) and would end with a William. I guess I would have deep sixed that name, but nope. William the Basher is gonna bash the monarchy and knock it over, just as he does everything else, including his wife and his brother.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ William to William, and kaput is very fitting. Also, not so ironically, Willy Idle, the ‘incandescent rage monster,’ was named for the Queen’s first cousin, Prince William of Gloucester, whom Chuck idolized. William of Gloucester fell in love with an older divorced woman of Jewish-Hungarian descent. The royal firm forced William of G to split with the beautiful woman he loved. The reason few people know about or remember William of G is because he died soon after in a light aircraft crash — a plane he was piloting (in 1972). There are valid suicide suspicions. Of course, the House of Windsor swept William of G and his entire life under-the-rug. Karma is a great old beyotch, though. 👌🏽

  19. Tessa says:

    Kate is so experienced photographer.

  20. Saucy&Sassy says:

    What I find the most interesting thing about this article is that they are once again making Bone Idle the ‘perfect princess’. What is wrong with these people? I’m not a KHate advocate–far from it, however, we’ve all seen her become this blank canvas that dresses up and shows up. I think she’s at a real tipping point of deciding if wants to continue with that when weighing the damage it does to her. Is this somehow supposed to make it harder for HER to divorce if she wants to do that? There was no need to include that about her in this article.

    Something very strange is going on and I think the longer it goes on it’s going to be worse. KP needs to just be honest about what’s happening.

    I, also, have to wonder if people are being misdirected to watch Billy & Bone Idle rather than KFC and his cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    To the people who keep saying that KHate has a right to keep her medical issues private, I say to them that she is a public figure. What that entails is much more than what has been fed to the public. Every detail doesn’t need to be disclosed, but something needs to be explained.

    • sparrow says:

      I agree with the perfect princess aspect. The pressure on her to look a certain way. She’s hidden behind photoshop for years but can’t any longer. I think she’s very ill looking. But it’s this empty perfection that has held her back from giving people an idea of what’s going on. What’s so horrific in saying – I’ve had this condition, I need this surgery, I’m getting better, please bear with me. Because into the vacuum created by her fight for perfection has fallen rumours of dv even death. Just be straight with people. You’re only human.

  21. Laurac says:

    That Liz Jones article is out since Sunday, the reporting has changed somewhat since then.
    There are many pieces propping up the palace story since the pap shot yesterday

  22. Eurydice says:

    Lol, and when Bambi finally learns to walk will he start wondering what else William/KP have been lying about? Liars don’t lie only about one isolated thing.

  23. Over it says:

    I can’t stop laughing at all of this . Like this should not be funny but William and the stooges at KP are f-g inept at everything. And no , i don’t believe for a second that she wrote that message or edited that picture or was in any of these pictures, not the car with her mother, not the Mother’s Day one and definitely not the car with William on commonwealth day. All lies I tell you, lies.

  24. Roan Inish says:

    Wow and no negative comments about the Sussexes?! Is that even possible in a Daily Fail article?

  25. Pam says:

    I recommend the March 8th pod cast “Daily Fail” hosted by hosted by Kristen Meinzer and Maura Currie. They make a great case with some credible intel from Kate Casey (sorry if these names aren’t familiar; I just learned of them recently) for what is probably going on with KM’s health crisis; the gist is Crohn’s, bowel resection, ostomy bag. I’m not a Wales fan but do feel in a situation like this one would want to guard their privacy and heal in peace. I also think a Princess of Wales could bring so much positive attention to this disease and help a lot of folks dealing with it, but that’s a topic for another day.
    I believe that William is responsible for all the f**kery going on and. divorce topic aside, he’s definitely throwing his wife under the bus. I hope Kate heals and has the balls to divorce him.
    FYI, I love the Sussexes and am glad they are completely removed from the RF shite stains.

  26. JanetDR says:

    Wow. Even the Fail…
    This is getting more interesting which I wouldn’t have thought possible.

  27. Amy Bee says:

    LIz, it’s okay to call KP and Kate liars, you have no problem calling Harry and Meghan liars. The British press is coming around to the narrative that it’s not a big deal and that everybody photoshops their pictures. Some are even saying that Kate is getting bullied. So by the end of the week all will be well between Kate and the press. My guess is she will have to give up her right to take photos of the children.

  28. Bettyrose says:

    They’re not wrong that Kate isn’t hunkered down behind a MacBook manipulating Ai imagery. But this?

    “I am certain that Kate, as a young, media savvy, empathetic person, who never puts a foot wrong, is never caught with the wrong expression, or wearing something that doesn’t quite fit or is creased”. 🤣🤣🤣

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Bettyrose, oh, that was snark toward Meghan. I think what they meant to say is that Bone Idle doesn’t wear linen.

  29. CC says:

    But how could someone forge not just the letter ‘C’ but also the hyphen before it?

  30. Shawna says:

    Sack whoever did it? Okay, sack William then!

  31. Elo says:

    It’s sticks out to me that she doesn’t believe that Kate was the woman in the car with Ma Middleton.

  32. slippers4life says:

    Watching the Fail tackle this KP crisis is like being a primary school teacher getting excited the pupils are “soooo close” to understanding an important concept they’ve been struggling with all year. “OK so if 2+ 2 =4…and 5 +5 = 10…stay with me…then throwing Kate under the bus for Frankenmother’ day photo equals?? …keep going! Keep going! Soooo close!”

  33. February pisces says:

    How hard is it for Kate to have her picture taken with her children, if she’s at home with them? Well apparently very hard, which leaves everyone wondering why?

    I don’t mind photo editing as a keen photographer myself, I would assume if the edits were only adjusting the lighting and removing the odd spot, then fine. But I think it was removed because his was suppose to be a proof of life photo, and if all the people in the photo weren’t even there together, then it misleads the narrative, hence why it was removed.

    So why is it so hard for Kate to be propped up in bed with her kids around her for a quick photo?

    • The Duchess says:

      It’s safe to say now that either Keen is in no physical condition to be photographed or she’s flat out refusing to cooperate. A simple video of her with the children taking a slow walk or reading sympathy cards would shut this down. This is what KP should have done weeks ago. The fact she can’t even do a video that would take a minute of her time is worrying to say the least.

      • HK9 says:

        Exactly. The logical options are fairly serious and I think the press have simply said they’re not going to be part of this circus. I’ve been following the BRF for years and this is unprecedented.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      February pisces, she could be refusing to play along with anything.

  34. Lululu says:

    No need to give Kate a free pass like she always does everything perfectly when in reality she rarely gets anything right, just like the rest of them.

  35. Monlette says:

    Here is my tinfoil tiara theory:
    Kate got frustrated with all the nasty rumors the palace PR was failing to handle, so she decided to get out a quick tweet thanking people for their support, which is good manners and will keep people from being angry when she comes out of hiding. She attached a photo (still don’t believe William took it) but prettied it up first.
    The men in gray were furious. They reminded her that anything of importance has to go through the rota, not social media. To save face they rushed the picture out to the press.
    The press ran it then it turned out to be manipulated. Now the palace was in worse trouble. They forced Kate to issue an apology and take full blame. But now the damage is done.
    Expect to see a lot of pettiness and nasty press directed at Kate for her unpardonable sins against the nasty British tabloids and the palace flunkies.

  36. Isabella says:

    Daily Mail and the other tabloids will develop amnesia in a few days. There will be a call to move on. The tabloids will start to minimize the fraud. They are already pretending to believe that William took the Kate’s Mother’s Day photo in “just a 40-minute window “before Kate edited it ‘to make it the best it can be’ and ‘so her children looked good.” So now Will is throwing both wife and kids under the bus.

    Today a Meghan source (ha ha) is quoted as saying that she, Meghan, would never make such a mistake because she is so precise. implying that she does dishonest things every day but covers her tracks perfectly.

  37. LDMiddx says:

    I don’t actually believe that ‘apology’ was directly from Kate. The weaselly language for one thing, “Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing. I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion the family photograph we shared yesterday caused”.

    This statement falls short of admitting that Kate edited THAT photo, just that she sometimes edits photos. Which was presumed to be her admission of responsibility but wasn’t quite. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if they issued it as from ‘Kate’ even without her knowledge, as it seems intended to mislead.

    I don’t know for sure but there might even be some legal/copyright issues if they openly admit to doctoring a photo from a professional photographer? – another reason not to produce the original if so.

  38. Vanessa says:

    Kensington Palace are Been lying about everything from Kate wearing weaves to William being a faithful husband William and Kate have been protection by the media. Those royal reporters know the truth about William and Kate marriage Kate real issue but they would rather push false narrative and lies they would rather publish unhinges articles about Meghan and Harry . The British media trying now to act like they were victims of Kensington Palace lies is completely false and completely disgusting because they were the ones who have been peddling the false narrative and lies with the approval of William and Kate they helped spread falsely and manipulate the public.

  39. NotSoSocialB says:

    Holy sh*t!! 🤯



  40. Harper says:

    “But I think the Palace, not the Princess, treats the general public with disdain. The Palace thinks we are all stupid, and will never question anything the Waleses say.”


    Arggh. They can’t snap a photo because Kate’s face is busted. I do not know how it came to be busted, but let’s all agree she won’t/can’t show her face and it’s not because she has a colostomy bag or had her ovaries removed or her colon patched together, etc. It’s because she’s recovering with either bruises, swelling or puffiness, or she is heavily medicated due to painkillers and thus looks out of it and she doesn’t want people to see her. And that’s okay, we probably wouldn’t want to see her like that either. But quit trying to fool us. William has taken his disdain for the public way too far this time. I am so glad this is now an international incident.

    • Underhill says:

      Someone suggestd that her jaws were wired shut. She could have had a stroke. She could be in deep therapy, and unable to come to the phone…I have kinda ruled out coma because they all seem to act as if she is coming back. maybe they are training her body double, stranger things have happened.

  41. Proud Mary says:

    I’m sorry, but I’m a bit too hardened, after years of watching the Daily Fail serve as an extension of the Firm’s PR team. So, forgive me if I’m not impressed with anything the likes of lying azz, sewage dweller Liz Jones has to say. I think they’re all just trying to safe face after they all fell for the the KP ruse, and after rota rats like Sarah the Vice used that fake photo to slag off the Sussexes. For years, they’ve managed to quell rumors surrounding William and Kate, by bulling the public into silence, or printing puff keening pieces about them. The mask is now officially off. More People than usual are paying attention, and what they’re seeing ain’t pretty. I think the rota rats are for the first time coming to realize that they’re earning power is in grave jeopardy. They are testing the waters to see if they can continue to earn by going in the opposite direction. But I think it will be tough, because they’ve spend years grooming their audience to see the Waleses as perfect. Are they willing to admit they’ve been lying all along?

    • Rnot says:

      Of course THEY weren’t lying. They were lied to by the palace! They’re the victims here! The poor media and public have been bamboozled.

  42. KW says:

    I think she got work done in vanity, eye job? Her eyes are the harshest thing about her face, and smoking, not eating, it’s not great for the skin. Scheduled? Of course, most surgeries are scheduled. She’s embarrassed to be seen in public for some unknown reason? What’s that old saying “you can have the body or the face but you can’t have both” The whole facade is bizarre. It’s embarrassing, and I put the blame on Willy Donka! Someone is hiding something and I think everybody is on to it. Cue Willy parading out the kids for some saving grace.

  43. Sterling says:

    I think there is a clear line between William and Carole being drawn right now. Carole was responsible for the Kate photo of them in the car together knowing that William’s next step was going to be fake photos put out of her as if she is fine. You don’t need to be a photoshop expert to know that the mother’s day photo was fake. Kate does not look like that right now full stop. The princess is not getting dressed up and being driven around in a car with William. She is with her mother. She is sick. She is not cooperating with Will. And Will testing the single dad waters is backfiring so spectacularly. Editing out the wedding ring of the mother’s day photo lol. It reminds me of 2007/8. And Carole won that round. William does not have emotional support from his own family, and he makes bad decisions left to his own devices. And Carole KNOWS this. All they have to do is sit back and watch him burn. And then Kate will swoop in and clean up the ashes. I can totally picture in 6 months from now if not sooner, a smiling Will and Kate on a walkabout waving at the crowd. And she will fix his image the way she did back in ’08 after the breakup in 2007. And she will be Queen. She came out of that fine. William was the one who suffered bad press. I bet the next picture to drop will be one orchestrated by Carole showing Kate in contrast to how she has been photoshopped to look by Will. All my bets go to Carole over Will in this boxing match. That Middleton steel spine has been propping up the monarchy since well before QEII passed.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Sterling, we’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that Ma Mids lost her ‘hold’ over Billy Idle. I don’t think she’ll get that back. I, honestly think Bone Idle is leaning toward a divorce. She may want to actually build a life that would include peace and some happiness. It would likely be the best thing for the kids and her.

  44. JJ says:

    I doubt the Daily Mail will keep this energy for long. They will revert to the “Meghan and Harry are monsters” narrative by the end of the week because if Will can’t get his house in order, Charles will put the future monarch’s reputation above all else yet again and step in to direct the media to attack the Sussexes yet again. This writer already took digs at Meghan with the ill-fitting, wrinkled clothes remark because on social media people were like “Why are Meghan’s clothes so big?” “Didn’t she press her skirt?” etc. I hope I’m wrong but I think that by the end of the week, there will be another imagined offense that the Sussexes committed for the Mail to try to get people up in arms about.

  45. Arhus says:

    Wasn’t there a blind item late last year about a high up royal couple splitting? Maybe they cobbled this abdominal surgery story together to buy more time for that after that leaked.. And Kate DGAF about how it looks for William so is refusing to do any photos or anything, forcing him to do these ridiculous moves.
    And they will still divorce.

  46. Mel says:

    Frankly, it looks like Kate wants out or Baldemort tried to boot her and now Kate is playing , “give me what I want or I ain’t leaving the house.” It would serve him right if Kate has decided to drag him after all this time. These people are so weird……

  47. AC says:

    When reputable international news agencies are calling out their bullsh$@t , that’s when these people will throw anyone under the bus to desperately try to Save themselves. Last week, I mentioned they woke up a sleeping giant -in a way they’ve also been anti-American and have been harassing private US citizens living on American soil for 4 years. But It was going to happen sooner or later, and you know the US doesn’t like to be bullied esp by a foreign entity.
    The BM did it to themselves. And if they weren’t called out, they’d still be up to their bullying ways and covering up lies. if a US news source or international sources happen to break the story of what’s really/factually going on , it makes them even more incompetent esp as this is what’s happening in their own country and they don’t know anything about it.

  48. Div says:

    I know a lot of y’all hate Kate, but from what I can see no one is really bashing Kate. There were jokes about a BBL, but that was it.

    Kate’s a deeply flawed person, but I never thought she was “behind” smearing M & H to the press. She was already popular (despite being lazy). I always thought it was Will who was doing the hack job, and even in Spare the implication is H thought Will, Camilla, and Charles were really the ones behind the hack jobs on them.

    I think what happened is Will did something awful to her, as dark as that sounds, and KP is freaking out and trying to figure a way to keep her silent because if he hit her…that’s the end of the monarchy because Kate is legitimately popular in the UK (more so than William) and even if she wasn’t…domestic violence is not something they can wave away.

    Carole is a schemer, but even Carole wouldn’t put up with her kid being hit imo. I think Will hit her hard enough to leave damage, which required a hospital stay, and Kate told the hospital that he was “not” to be let into her room and only her parents/family were (hence Will faking a visit to a different hospital). And I think Kate is recovering at home, and is okay enough that her siblings are vacationing

    • Underhill says:

      I agree with you. Someone mentioned after the first photo, the one with her mother, that she looked like her jaws were wired shut. If that was a real photo and not substantially altered, who knows anymore.

  49. Shoegirl77 says:

    As ever, I got here so late that I have nothing of value to add that hasn’t already been mentioned. But I’m going to steal a few words from Peggy’s namesake, Mr Shakespeare. Beware the ides of March.

  50. Emptynester says:

    There is a video I remember seeing of them leaving the church doorway this past Christmas where K quickly turns away from W without looking at him. Seemed like an odd reaction at the time.

  51. Jes says:

    Wow.. just had a thought that Diana’s sons, in their own way, and not without severe costs to themselves and others, are the ones to completely burn down the monarchy in the UK.

  52. bisynaptic says:

    “I for one got no sleep at all.”
    — LOL poor poppet.

    “We’ll see if the Mail keeps this kind of energy for long, but it does feel like something has been irrevocably broken here.”
    — Nah, these people have short attention spans.

  53. Mieux says:

    She’s in a coma, William is handing it like a big dummy, Charles tried to help by lying about his own health.

    I wish Queen Horse was as evil as it’s claimed so she’d still the beans.

  54. Jas says:

    Blaming Kate is such a shitty thing for the Palace? William? Whoever? to have done. They could have blamed an unnamed junior staffer. There was no need to make her responsible.
    And in so doing, they’ve taken away the one real interest that we know she has. She’s been taking and releasing portrait photos for years, and now that’s sullied.
    It feels like a deliberately cruel thing to do to her.

  55. K Wilhelm says:

    Ma Middleton in the car with “Kate” is such a joke. If that was Kate then I’m the Queen of England. That was Pippa. I’m willing to bet that Ma Middleton agreed to play along with KP’s bullshit story in exchange for KP paying off their embarrassing debts. I actually think KP DID approve this set-up photo with Pippa as “Kate” and ONLY after they found out that people could PROVE through forensic analysis that it’s not Kate, did they suddenly denounce the photo.

  56. Lily says:

    KP could give a detailed rundown of Kate’s illness and recovery process and paranoid conspiracy minded people on the internet still would speculate .