DM: King Charles will finally ask Princess Beatrice to take on some royal work

In this week’s Gossip with Celebitchy podcast, I posed the question: when will the international media start asking questions about the Princess of Wales’s whereabouts and condition once again? The international media basically forced the British media to get off their asses and do their job back in February and March, and I wonder if that will happen again and when it could happen. I bring this up because the messaging from royalists is that Kate will be “gone” for a long time and that the slimmed-down monarchy is “skeletal.” Now, months after the fact, King Charles is apparently asking the York princesses to step in to provide some youth and glamour. Princess Beatrice has been begging for this kind of work for months, if not years. The media has been begging for it too.

Princess Beatrice is expected to play a more prominent public role for the Royal Family this summer as King Charles seeks to add some glamour in the Princess of Wales’s continuing absence. Buckingham Palace is still considering how best to deploy Beatrice, but she is expected to accompany the King to one key event, possibly the Japanese state visit next month.

The 35-year-old is a non-working royal and, while Charles does not want to change that, he needs help to deal with what insiders acknowledge is an exceptional year. The King has only just returned to light working duties as he continues his cancer treatment, while Kate is recovering at home after her cancer diagnosis.

Last night, a source said the King wants the cast list for such events to include Beatrice as well as occasionally her sister, Princess Eugenie, also a non-working royal. Prince Andrew’s elder daughter is said to be looking forward to helping out. She enjoyed assisting her grandmother, the late Queen, to hand out coins for the 2012 Maundy Thursday service, and that event is the likely template for her participation this summer. Beatrice attended ‘by invitation of the Queen’ – meaning she was there in a royal capacity while remaining a non-working royal.

The King and Queen will host Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako at Buckingham Palace next month. A source close to the Yorks said: ‘They’ve got a busy diary coming up and they need to widen the family at social events. You’ve got a whole week of Ascot. You have four garden parties. You’ve got Trooping the Colour, and you’ve got a state visit before you even start on other things. I think Beatrice and Eugenie are adding support where they can. They’ve always been clear they’re non-royal, but they’re always there to help fulfil any duties required.’

Another source said: ‘Charles is very aware that his slimmed-down monarchy is getting positively skeletal. He is heavily reliant on Anne and the Edinburghs. He is looking to bring in some fresh blood and he’s looking to Beatrice and Eugenie. He thinks that they’ve grown into very sensible, lovely women who he thinks could be a real asset. Charles is listening to his public. They have been crying out for that royal glamour that has been missing during a time when his slimmed-down monarchy is in desperate need of bulking up. Beatrice in particular has been desperate for her chance to shine. She was once shy and her style was a little frumpy. But these days she’s ambitious, confident and fashionable. She looks great in photos.’

[From The Daily Mail]

As we’ve noted here for a few years, it’s like Beatrice has been publicly auditioning for a more public-facing role in the firm. Meanwhile, it feels like Eugenie has already started to make other plans, plans which don’t involve “working for the Firm.” But Beatrice will enjoy doing whatever. It will be interesting to see if there’s any kind of follow-through on this or whether this is just clownish palace flunky talking out of their ass. Because it doesn’t sound like Charles at all, Charles is not the kind of person to acknowledge that the people want some youth and glamour. Charles thinks everyone should be happy with Camilla’s Big Horse Energy. Which is why I wonder if this Beatrice story is perhaps an acknowledgement that Kate… um, is going to be gone for a while.

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97 Responses to “DM: King Charles will finally ask Princess Beatrice to take on some royal work”

  1. Tessa says:

    The dm claimed that she will not be a working royal since charles does not want to change that but allowed to do appearances at some events.

  2. Lady Digby says:

    I agree this doesn’t sound like KC because it is the sensible way forward and it probably is also an acknowledgment that Kate may not reappear until the Autumn? The embarrassment of stating who KC relies on to cover the workload and not include his son and heir who should be shouldering the bulk of the work. Are we Brits really expected to believe Willy is too busy emptying Kate’s bed pan to report for work?

  3. Tuesday says:

    She’s not “non-royal” and I’m glad that her qualifications include “she looks great in photos.”

    I wish she had more self esteem than to allow herself to be called up at the 11th hour because she finally learned to dress and there’s no one else.

  4. Shawna says:

    “an acknowledgement that Kate… um, is going to be gone for a while.” Exactly how I read this!

    • Agnes says:

      The “Where’s Kate” hashtag trending in 2, 3, 1 … Of course if Kate were in any sort of shape to be seen above ground, they would have wheeled her out during last week’s Sussex-palooza. Just another disposable Windsor wife. I’ve giving up hoping her disappearance isn’t as ominous as it seems.

      • Shawna says:

        I’ve started to wait for something to happen. William does not have his sh*t locked down enough to avoid the Second Coming of Where’s Kate.

    • Jojo says:

      I wonder if Kate is pregnant.

  5. Hypocrisy says:

    So another unhealthy looking Princess to join the fun…

  6. Chaine says:

    So many thoughts… why does he need the York sisters when he could use the royal family secret weapon, Mike Tyndal? If they need Bea this summer does that mean Kate will not in fact be back in June? And Bea, don’t do it, because as soon as you take on a role the tabs are going to slaughter you as their new sacrificial lamb!!!

    • Tessa says:

      Edo wants this and he will escort her

      • Nanea says:

        Edo the Grifter, Fake Count of Mozzarella, has finally achieved all he’s ever wanted.

        After years and years of hard groveling.

        Couldn’t be any more obvious.

      • Megan says:

        What groveling did Edo do? He was born into an extremely wealthy aristocratic family and grew up with the royals. He was always in the inner circle.

    • Lulu says:

      My take, Bea would not be invited to a state dinner if there was any way in the world Kate could make it.

  7. Stonecoldjaneausten says:

    The Daily Mail isn’t mincing words: “She was once shy and her style was a little frumpy. But these days she’s ambitious, confident and fashionable. She looks great in photos.”

    I have a critical aunt that loves to dole out “compliments” like that – “you look great! Last time I saw you, you were so chubby, but now you’re much thinner!” Wondering if Auntie Cheryl got a job at the Daily Mail.

    • Jais says:

      Being described as ambitious and desperate for the chance to shine does not bode well for any woman. The tabs want fresh meat. The writers will be like your Auntie Cheryl but on steroids.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        OTOH, if it quacks like a duck…

        Beatrice has been stumping for a role for a while. The situation with the Yorks is so creepy but she’s far more palatable than her parents. The situation with William is creepy but his status as POW and cabal of media heavies seem to protect him from even Cam somehow while bending all of the media into the same demented jealousy and hatred for H&M he stews in. CIII is ill, after seeing William look so stupid cosplaying an Apache pilot and still keeping Princess Catherine and any information about her locked down they need someone younger than Princess Anne out and about.

    • Lady Digby says:

      Snap I also has an Aunt who says things like, “that is a brave look to try and pull off!”
      At least Bea’s style has improved and developed. Would bthe Fail describe Kate as ambitious, confident and fashionable at 42? I mean most of us make fashion mistakes but develop our own sense of style as we learn what does suit our body shape.

    • The Hench says:

      This right here is Chuck’s problem. The UK media want meat – specifically they want young, attractive meat and preferably female so they can go to town judging their appearance, their weight, their hair, their clothes, their make-up. That’s what gets clicks and sells photos. Nobody is interested in Camilla or Sophie because they are deemed not young or attractive enough. They don’t sell. And NOBODY is worried about seeing photos of Charles or Baldingham.

      With Kate out of action, the RF is getting little media traction. They’re reporting dutifully but nobody is interested. So Bea will bring the glamour and thus the attention but Charles will hate that. He wants himself and Camilla to get all the hype. I don’t think he can ever accept that the royalist public is basically extremely shallow and, bottom line, just wants to see attractive women in nice frocks. Diana was the global superstar she was because she was stunningly beautiful. Yes – she was also a diligent and hard working royal who championed many causes but she would not have been the media sensation she was if she had been, well, Sophie for example.

      • Jan90067 says:

        That’s not it. Diana *was* beautiful, but more so, she had “IT”: the charisma, the emotional EQ to connect with people and make them feel special and important. She had grace and charm.

        THESE traits are what The Leftovers lack in spades. And these traits are what the Sussexes have in overabundance.

      • The Hench says:

        @Jan – I agree, Diana also had ‘it’ in spades but I still contend that, without her beauty, the media would not have hunted her for coverage they way they did. Her image sold.

      • The Hench says:

        So this prompts me to ask fellow Celebitches – what do we think? Would the media have made Diana the global sensation she was if she hadn’t been beautiful?

        My answer on this is a flat no. And this isn’t a comment on Diana in any way. It is a comment on the media. We see the opposite almost with Kate. She has no achievements of merit whatsoever in her 20 years associated with the firm but she’s still the one the media ‘feature’. She’s the one they flock to photograph when she pitches up at, say, a flower show and I contend that this is because she’s the most attractive of the working royals left.

      • Eurydice says:

        If Beatrice could bring the glamour, she would have already brought it. The only advantage she has over the other royals is that she’s younger.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think it is hard to separate Diana’s good looks from her “It” factor because that It factor is part of what made her so eye catchingly beautiful. Kate does not have IT – she’s pretty enough, but she does not have that IT factor that would cross her into the territory of “wow, she’s gorgeous.”

        We see this on the red carpet all the time. Some actresses may be prettier than other actresses, but they aren’t necessarily the ones who get all the attention.

        But that said – if Diana was more ordinary looking, would she be remembered the way she is, as a global fashion icon etc? (her good works would still stand on their own I think.) Would she have been the most photographed woman in the world if she wasn’t so beautiful? Probably not. But like I said, its hard to separate because her charisma and appeal is part of what made her so attractive AND photogenic.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        “Would the media have made Diana the global sensation she was if she hadn’t been beautiful?”

        I do think the answer is ‘yes’. I don’t think ’Di-mania’ happened because she was beautiful, media was different. We saw ‘Shy Di’ get stuck in and do the work of being a princess. There was an event in drippy, horrible weather where the jaunty little feather on her hat was all waterlogged and drooping but she still gave everyone in front of her for that second her full attention and kindness. You wanted to root for her. That interest was there and she loved her clothes, loved fashion; even that crazy wedding dress didn’t’ ‘wear her’. She was playful with her clothes and that would drive interest too. Anne was never a raving beauty and Charles has jug ears, even if Diana was plain among them she still would have been popular and her popularity came from being present and attentive to people while doing ‘Royal things’ That was a different time and hellish for her, really, but the individual countries still wanted those exclusives themselves, not just through the wire services and they could snap a few popstars while they were at it. Photographers still would have been clamoring after her because the interest from an international public still would have been there.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        And thinking about this a little more when you think of the gifs people make of Diana she had a kind of silent film actress quality. It isn’t that she’s just walking into an event dressed to the nines, it’s that she turned to the photographers and patted the back of her hair to be cheeky, she rolls her eyes like ‘beam me up Scotty’, she breaks a sugar glass prop bottle over Charles’ head and puts her hand over her mouth from the glee. Diana had ‘it’, was special and learned on the job, so to speak, how to connect through fleeting moments that got captured on camera. Diana was given the same platform the rest of the royals had but she made a second space for herself culturally with it. Harry did this too. The family and press were content to see him as a court jester and sin eater not understanding that they were forcing him into a trial by fire that trained him for what we saw in Nigeria recently; making connections, thinking big and executed the concept with flair, able to be a positive influence, think on his feet and now have a spouse he openly values, not in the least because she supports him in his interests with her own deep bench of talents and grounds him physically when these public events he’s crushing so effectively are actually stressing him out and bringing back trauma from his childhood.

        When people shriek that H&M only get attention because they are Royal they don’t understand this other part. Yes, being ‘a Royal couple’ was their unique selling point but they compounded this by having ‘it’. Harry is the son of ‘it girl’, has ‘it’ himself and married M who has ‘it’ coming out of every pore, if it were a matter of being royal wouldn’t those trifling photos of William in that camo suit been enough? William believes he has ‘it’ and doesn’t understand why he can’t keep people’s attention. Camilla bans tiaras rather than surrounding herself with important women to cement her being important too, Charles is offended all over again at being upstaged by Diana through her family members being at that IG thingy and the crowds that clamored for Harry. They don’t understand they made themselves so elite and untouchable and are so petty and unlikable they just cannot have ‘it’.

      • The Hench says:

        Thanks for the thoughtful answers @Eurydice, Interested Gawker, Becks1 and Jan – love getting your views. Diana definitely had a spirit and soul that shone through as well as her beauty. It reminds me of that thing that Roald Dahl wrote about how what you are on the inside eventually reveals itself on the outside.

    • Amy Bee says:

      We get, only white royals can be ambitious.

  8. s808 says:

    If Charles actually green-lights this then things but must dire behind closed doors. He’s been staunchly against B(&E) becoming a ‘working’ royal.

    If B does this, would it make her half in/out? hmm.

    • Shawna says:

      This story is definitely the most Charles-centered of all the “Bea and Eug should be working royals” stories! All of those stories before were clearly the press begging Charles. So what’s changed? Kate’s prognosis? Charles’s prognosis? William doubling down on work refusal?

      Or will Camilla or Charles leak for tomorrow’s papers to shut this down?

  9. Tina says:

    I really don’t think Charles cares about the firm looking skeletal. It means more focus on him. This sounds like Bea is going to attend some garden parties or ascot……but don’t lots of aristocratic people attend so does her attendance mean she’s a working royal? These people are so ridiculous.

    • Jais says:

      Yeah, it’s funny bc she would be attending garden parties anyways. Going to a state dinner does seem like more of a big deal. If it happens.

      • Tina says:

        Agree that the State Dinner is a bigger deal….but again I’m sure in years prior some of the Queen’s non-working family members got to attend those things. Its this whole working vs non-working royal thing that just makes no sense (and yes it was created to snub H&M). Bea is 9th in line to the throne so she’s a pretty high ranking member. Wouldn’t this all make more sense if high ranking members were just invited to high profile events no matter their working status? I know I’m in the minority but I don’t think Bea wants the working status. I think she and Edo would love to attend events and maybe represent the Crown here and there (as she did a few times for QEII) but i don’t see the upside for her to basically be the new ‘spare’.

    • The Hench says:

      They genuinely don’t seem to realise that what they deem ‘work’ and ‘being really busy fulfilling their duty’ is what we commoners do in our spare time to have fun. Trying to sell the idea that anyone in the RF deserves sympathy for ‘having’ to attend *checks notes* garden parties, race meetings, sumptuous dinners and drinks receptions is not landing the way they think it is. It’s giving Romanovs before the Revolution levels of understanding….

    • Becks1 says:

      She’s also attended garden parties in the past. I don’t think she went to any last year, but she’s definitely been to one or two post COVID, maybe in 2022 when QEII was failing? So there is a precedent for her attendance there. And she always goes to Ascot and Trooping – they just stopped putting her on the balcony for Trooping last year.

    • Kreama says:

      Does she actually get paid or some type of remuneration for showing up at a garden party? Or is it just she might get a clothing allowance for it and she also gets any associated perks of being seen as a royal in that capacity?

      Also – imagine showing up for a garden party that you had no hand in organizing or planning and calling it work. It’s laughable and even insensitive when so many people are working several jobs to make ends meet and still can’t afford the basics.

  10. Dee(2) says:

    Well she’s definitely been auditioning for it along with her husband, so if true I hope it’s what she imagines. They still need someone to be the foil for the others, and I don’t think the BM would spare her for doing her uncle a favor. Eugenie will probably do garden parties because she always seemed to be ok at the wider events where more of the extended family would be. Always interesting to me that every one else can be a working “non-working” royal other than the two who just got international headlines.

    • aftershocks says:

      But has Bea been ‘auditioning’ for a larger role? Or, has she simply been living her life as who she is, a British-born blood princess member of the Windsor royal family; a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II; and currently 9th in-line to the throne. Why would Bea need to be auditioning for something anyway? Chuck knows who Beatrice is. He has seen her grow up. He’s her lame ‘kingly light’ uncle. 🤦‍♀️😒

  11. Tessa says:

    They are able to keep their little girl Siena away from the cameras. The media may now want those pictures now.

    • MsIam says:

      Now will people start claiming Siena is a doll or doesn’t exist or that Beatrice was wearing a “moonbump”? 🤔. I hope Beatrice doesn’t regret this, the media is vicious.

  12. KeKe Swan says:

    Welp. They’ll be sorry. No good deed goes unpunished and that family is a snakepit.

  13. Brassy Rebel says:

    This sounds pretty exploitative. She’s still “non working” and even “non royal”. But she’s handy and willing so they’ll dust her off and use her. Girl, develop some boundaries!

    • Shawna says:

      “But the leopards won’t eat MY face!”

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        @Shawna Exactly. If Bea thinks hugging Piers Morgan will keep her safe then she is sadly mistaken.

      • Jks says:

        Exactly 💯. I don’t think this is going to end well for her.

    • Lulu says:

      I remember a pre social-media story where Bea went to see William to ask him to talk to his father about her being a working royal. Both were very young at the time, collage age maybe, and William couldn’t get out of the room fast enough. He said he had nothing to do with it and escaped. Never really knew Bea has always wanted to be a working royal or of her parents put her up to it.

      • Vader says:

        Super fascinating and not surprising. I remember stories from pre-meghan days that Andy kept lobbying hard for charles to include both his daughters in future plans and that charles wasn’t interested.

  14. Wls145 says:

    This is yet again a dig at Harry, see if I want to I can have a non working Royal work at anytime I want them especially if it’s a dig at you. Beatrice has always wanted this, her sister will not be used because of her closeness to Harry. There is always a reason why Charles does what he does. He is still big mad about Harry’s comm team embarrassing him and catching him flat footed with the statement that woke up the U.K. .

    • MsIam says:

      Unfortunately for Charles, this weekend proved that Harry doesn’t need that life anymore. Who wants to be stuck endlessly shaking hands at garden parties or opening new grocery stores? Because that’s what they will have Beatrice doing. They don’t want another Superstar Harry, as much as the media claim they do.

      • Christine says:

        Yeah, it’s the media that wants a royal superstar, which is why it’s so funny that they abused Harry and Meghan to another continent. They had all of the Sussex magic right there! I am never getting over it.

  15. kyliegirl says:

    So it is fine for Beatrice to be Ambitious…got it. They can’t help telling on themselves.

  16. GDubslady says:

    Half in/Half out for Beatrice and Edo but not allowed for Harry and Meghan. .

    • Beverley says:

      Of course not.
      And we all know why.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Beatrice and Edo can be controlled by “The Royal Powers that Be” but the Sussexes cannot be controlled by the “The Royal Powers that Be”. The main reason the Royal Rota, with the aid of the courtiers of the British Royal family, ganged-up on Meghan and drove her out of the country was because they could NOT control her and thereby could NOT control Harry.

  17. Lili says:

    Yay! i wonder which commonwealth nation they will send her on her first tour. Sophy has been doing them with little to no international engagement. i see the Nigerian trip has them triggered. Its not about youth, its about engagement with people, Bea has not shown that in all the years shes been out why will the royal stamp make any difference ?

    • Tina E says:

      Sophie was recently in Canada, where I live, and I didn’t hear anything on the local news, or radio, or Facebook/Twitter. I found out days later on LinkedIn because she visited a former workplace 😂 My very-monarchist mother didn’t even know! That’s how little attention her tours get.

  18. ML says:

    To my ears, this sounds sort of like the DF begging KC to get more working royals, combined with a kind of Fox-like Trump-whispering mode of telling KC what to do, and holding a pseudo job interview for Beatrix.
    This: “She was once shy and her style was a little frumpy. But these days she’s ambitious, confident and fashionable. She looks great in photos.’” Yikes? Her value is clearly not based on ability, but her value to generate acceptable photos?

    • The Hench says:

      Her value to the media is based ENTIRELY on her ability to generate acceptable photos.

      • Eurydice says:

        That seems to be her only value for Charles, as well. What kind of “work” is required for these various events? You show up in an outfit and represent.

      • The Hench says:

        @Eurydice exactly. That is all he needs her for but it’s a double edged sword as he won’t like her pulling focus from him and Camilla and their ‘work’ even as he needs the interest for the good of the firm.

    • Blithe says:

      At the very least, I hope Uncle Chuck (Uncle UpChuck?) is providing her with an ample clothing budget. I also wonder where her “ambitions” will lead her. Is it likely that King Chuck and then William will continue to be happy to let Beatrice and Edo front for them at social occasions? If Beatrice is being deployed to attract the cameras and to feed the media, what will happen to her and to her family long-term when she actually does manage to get positive front page attention ? I hope that Beatrice and Edo have thought this through — and get to enjoy the limelight, without getting mired in noxious Windsor family dynamics.

  19. Harper says:

    Why not ask Rose instead? She’d be a fun addition to the “cast list.”

    • ML says:

      Brain fart: could that Rose and QCC picture have led to this result? Maybe KC was still dithering about getting more help, his almost-daughter and son are essentially AWOL, Camz isn’t into a heavy workload, etc, so QCC stood near Rose to elicit a reaction?

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      Yeah I hate to be this person but I’m going to say the truth, Bea isn’t glamorous. Sorry. Rose would be a better choice. 😉

      These people really live in a fishbowl they don’t see how they look to the rest of the world.

      • Harper says:

        Rose with her hair down au naturale would get a lot of interest, based on the reaction yesterday to the weekend’s horse trial photos. Throw in a historic Chumley tiara and interest will double.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Harper, I agree. I don’t like Rose in terms of what she stands for, but she has style, she has taste, she is graceful (though not as graceful as Meghan).

        She’d be a win for the royal family and it’s obvious Camilla is pushing for her. Cams is such a snob, she’s never liked Kate. I still can’t believe she sank her knife into Kate while Kate is sick. But that’s the “Queen.”

      • aftershocks says:

        Rose is not a married-in Windsor, though. I don’t think there’s any scenario in which she would become a senior working royal. She’s not a member of the BRF. She’s an aristo, and gossiped to be a former mistress of Huevo. She’s already included at state dinners and some other events because of her marriage to David, 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley.

        David Cholmondeley’s family has a long and esteemed connection to royalty. His net worth at the time of his marriage to Rose Hanbury in 2009, was estimated between £60 million to £76.6 million. As someone mentioned here earlier, Rose is never giving up what she has with Cholmondeley to become any tighter with the royals than she already is via her husband’s prestigious ties.

  20. Eurydice says:

    Such an important schedule – apart from the state visit by Japan, the rest is garden parties, horse races and a parade to celebrate Charles’ fake birthday. Clearly, the RF is essential.

  21. EasternViolet says:

    “By Invitation of King” — just provided a road map of how “non-working royals” do public events, Which means all the Harry and Meghan BS is a psychodrama played out by the courtiers, king and the press.

  22. Amy Bee says:

    The only events Beatrice has never attended are the State Dinners. She goes to all the other summer events every year so I think this is the British press yanking Charles’ chain to make her a working royal.

    • Lulu says:

      State dinner is a big deal, I hope Bea makes Charles pay for a new gown & shoes and open the vault for tiara and other jewelry.

  23. Maxine Branch says:

    Unfortunately for those gutter rats, no one will care if this woman is out and about. N she will be another Sophia.

  24. Jay says:

    Mmmm, we’ll see. So far, Charles has been dead set on not including the York princesses in his so-called “slimmed down” monarchy, despite the exit of the Sussexes, the reluctance from the Wales, and the general clamouring from the British media for someone, ANYONE, younger and more exciting to report on.

    Bea has been trying to launch herself as a part-time royal for years and it’s never stuck. I don’t see that changing unless Charles is no longer in charge. King William though? He would not be too proud to get all of his cousins, uncles, and extended family involved, so long as everyone knows their place.

    • Truthiness says:

      There’s been longstanding rumors about a Kate vs Beatrice feud, dating back to Kate’s dating years. Had a very Commoner against Royal flavor. Later on Andrew followed up with the Queen because he thought the idea of his “royal blood princesses” curtseying to Kate was offensive.

      Subbing in Beatrice while Kate is sidelined will hit the Middletons in the feels dept.

  25. Square2 says:

    The State Banquet will be interesting. Emperor Naruhito is handsome and Empress Masako is beautiful & relatively young compared to the counterpart BRF. Even if with Beatrice present there, she just doesn’t have the IT factor.

    The Brits RR better be careful of what they say & write about the Japanese Royal, the Emperor & Empress both speak English; and the Japanese tabloids are as notorious as the British. If BM diss the JRF then it’s fair game to return in kind for the Japanese.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      A state dinner is the kind of event Kate would be anxious to attend. It will be interesting to see if she does. If she doesn’t, then we’ve probably seen the last of Kate.

      • Tessa says:

        If she had.abdominal surgery and on special diet she may not want to attend state dinner at this point.

      • Debbie says:

        I don’t think that her parents and her family members would be so silent if that was the case. Her uncle, Gary, for one couldn’t keep his mouth shut long enough.

  26. Lulu says:

    Is the current thinking of the gold standard courtiers that if the BP garden party just had Bea and Edo, they would have overshadowed Harry and the Spencer’s at the IG service?? Ahahahahaha.

  27. Smee says:

    “They” are delusional if they think B has an star power. There will be no crowds gathering for her, or really any of these leftovers…

  28. Lady Digby says:

    I wonder if FK is so triggered by Nigeria that he decides that it is Kate dragging him down and that he could outshine Harry and Meghan with a new, younger, more desirable bride. Gorgeous, grateful and deferential who finds Will enchanting so photogenic and fashionable but brains a disadvantage!!

    • Lulu says:

      Apparently fk, his father and his wife all think so. Camilla pictured with Rose Hanbury at a horse show last weekend. It’s been the plan, but Kate’s illness stalled things, but now Nigeria has kicked new wife for Will into high gear.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      It seemed to me this was the plan for a while. The tabloids need fresh meat to destroy and then glorify and the royal family does the tabloids bidding.

      Plus we all know how jealous William is of the love H and M have, which is understandable because it’s really special, but he’s not going to get that by replacing his wife. He would need to be a whole person with values first and that’s not going to happen.

      Maybe he can get a Tampax relationship, though. A workable relationship with someone who fits in better.

    • sevenblue says:

      There is no way anyone with brains is gonna marry into that family and spend a lifetime to try to stay on the good side of the tabloids. They wouldn’t mind having affairs with the future king, but no one would want this spotlight. Will searched forever for someone other than Kate and couldn’t find someone else who wanted “the job”. Maybe, before Meghan, he would find someone non-british who wouldn’t know the work of the british media, but now everyone knows what they (both the palace and the media) do to the married-in women.

  29. Oh come on. says:

    Who knows. If he gets really desperate, he might even ask Peg to do some work.

  30. martha says:

    Beatrice seems like the person about whom others say, “Well, she’s nice enough.”

  31. sevenblue says:

    Andrew basically threatened William & Charles with a book in order not to move from his big ass house. I don’t understand why he doesn’t use the same threat for a job for Beatrice if she wants it this much. We got first page magazine story about this just a few weeks ago, which I am sure Beatrice approved of. More young people in front of the cameras mean less attention to Charles & Camilla, so there is no way he is gonna accept this willingly. He is still trying to get rid of H&M, he wouldn’t want to create another young couple between him & public attention he craves.

  32. BeanieBean says:

    This is their most important criterion, ‘She looks great in photos.’ Although that doesn’t explain Camilla, but still. Show up & get your picture taken, that’s the royal ‘job’.

  33. Gisby says:

    Kate’s not coming back. Ever.

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