Prince William will attend Hugh Grosvenor’s wedding, Charles, Harry & Kate will not

Last December, suspiciously well-placed “sources” spent weeks gossiping about the Duke of Westminster’s upcoming wedding. Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, will marry Olivia Henson on June 7 at Chester Cathedral, after which there will be an enormous reception at Hugh’s country pile, Eaton Hall, a 11,000-acre estate. When the save-the-dates went out last December, Prince William seemingly saw his opening to make Hugh’s wedding all about Prince Harry and how Hugh didn’t invite the Sussexes to the wedding. “Sources” were crowing that Hugh is incredibly loyal to the Windsors and Hugh would never put Prince William in a difficult position of having to behave like an adult at another person’s wedding. It was all very tacky and obvious from William’s side. Days later, Page Six got an interesting tip that Hugh actually did invite the Sussexes to his wedding but Harry declined the invite and Harry and Hugh spoke about it. Which I believe. Well, predictably, Roya Nikkhah at the Times of London has another big scoop about how the Duke of Westminster’s wedding is all about Prince William.

The Prince of Wales will be an usher at the society wedding of the year when his close friend Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, gets married next month. Grosvenor, 33, one of Britain’s richest men and a godfather to Prince George, will marry Olivia Henson, 31, at Chester Cathedral on June 7, with Prince William among the groom’s party. The Princess of Wales, who is receiving cancer treatment, is not expected to attend.

To avoid royal tensions overshadowing the day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not attend. Their absence from the wedding, at which there will be 400 guests, will be notable as Grosvenor is so close to Harry that he is also a godfather to the Sussexes’ son Prince Archie, five.

Grosvenor, known as “Hughie” to his friends, and Henson, who were introduced by mutual friends in 2021, have insisted on a “strictly no-gifts policy” for their guests. With Grosvenor’s inherited fortune estimated at more than £10 billion, the couple have everything that money can buy.

He has a property portfolio of 140,000 acres in Oxfordshire, Cheshire, Lancashire and Scotland as well as 300 acres in Mayfair and Belgravia, inherited from his father, the late Duke, who died suddenly at the age of 64 from a heart attack in 2016.

After the wedding service at Chester Cathedral, guests will enjoy a lavish reception at nearby Eaton Hall, the Grosvenors’ 11,000-acre family estate, where the couple will live. The following day they will host a second, smaller reception at Eaton Hall for close family and friends. Details of both receptions are being kept under wraps.

It is understood the King, who is Grosvenor’s godfather, will not attend the wedding. Charles is still undergoing cancer treatment and will be travelling to France the day before the ceremony with the Queen and Prince William for events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

[From The Times]

The two new pieces of information are that King Charles will not attend his godson’s wedding and that William will be an usher. Did Hugh just ask William or something? This has the feel of William calling up Roya two minutes after Hugh asked. Honestly, I find it weirder that Charles is skipping. I get that Charles will have just gotten back from the D-Day trip to Normandy, but it’s his godson’s wedding. His godson, whose father passed away unexpectedly eight years ago, after which Hugh became one of the richest and most powerful men in the UK. Like, it’s genuinely strange that Charles won’t even bother. (Note: The Mail has a story about why Charles will likely skip, which I will cover separately.)

Also: the mentions of the Sussexes are meant as a distraction from the fact that Kate will not attend. That’s the bigger story than “Harry isn’t flying in for Hugh’s wedding.” It’s that Kate will still be in the wind in June. I’ve posed this question a few times: when will the international media start pressing the palace on Kate again? It feels like Kate will not attend any of the big events in June (Hugh’s wedding, Trooping, D-Day, etc). What happens if no one has heard from her by the time Wimbledon rolls around in July?

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  1. seaflower says:

    Heuvo is still a toddler wanting the bunny Harry was playing with after he (Heuvo) ignored it.

    Twitter a light with 2 Kate rumours today about what wrong with her and why we won’t see her for a long time.

    • Yes he is still bothered by that bunny. As for Chuckles not going to his godson’s wedding well look how he treats his own son. What will Peg tell people about Can’ts absence or do they already know.

    • Proud Mary says:

      What rumors?

    • Roop says:

      What are the 2 rumours, Seaflower? I don’t have Twitter and now I’m dying to know!

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        The other one I saw was that she’s in a persistive vegetative state and has been for a few months now (at a guess: since early February when they had that OMG moment the week Hazza came to the UK, and he, Cluck, Cloppy, and all the UK evening news anchors were wearing black for a day or so).

        There’s another rumor that she’s in that state and they’re planning her funeral behind the scenes, and trying to figure out how/when to break it to the public. Well, we know they won’t pull her plug until after Cluck and Cloppy have been protested at Trooping. He’s that desperate for attention.

        This was folded in with news that “it’s an open secret” in UK govt that Cluck only has 2yrs to live – pancreatic cancer dx. So they’re scrambling to figure out how to pay for that.

        Imagine if this all proves to be true though – a Chubbly, a Funeral, a Con-A-Nation, and now potentially 2 more funerals in the space of what, 3 years?

    • Joyful Liluri says:

      Wills attempt at digging have proven to me that he’s not the one burying any of his bodies.

    • Ocean Girl says:

      Every day I check here to see what’s the latest episode of the BRF’s “Jerry Springer meets Dateline.

      It’s amazing. When I was younger, I thought members of royalty were really good people.

      • Lady D says:

        I remember in the mid-70’s telling my grandmother that she should be queen. I was shocked at her “no way in hell would I ever want her job” Partly because she just didn’t swear and partly because it was the best, greatest and grandest job in the world to my 12yo mind. I then ignored the RF until Diana came along.

      • Ocean Girl says:

        Lady D, I really didn’t have any interest in royalty (besides childhood fairy tales), until Diana. Being American, the royals weren’t even on my radar.
        Even my interest in Diana didn’t become an interest in the whole group; maybe a little when it was clear how awful Charles was (still is!), and that no one was defending her. Back then I really thought that the queen would stick up for Diana because I didn’t know that affairs were just a matter of course for these people.

        When you have that much money, and can get away with anything, I guess it just makes you rotten.

  2. Pinkosaurus says:

    William and his KP stooges think they have a forever get out of jail card with Kate’s cancer video. I have no idea where she is but I doubt it’s Windsor because some internet sleuth would have posted a pic by now.

    • First comment says:

      I have a feeling that these rumours are sanctioned by KP to make the people to stop asking about her..edit: it was supposed to be an answer to @seeflower

    • Jais says:

      I mean I do think the cancer video effectively quelled the international press. Will it be forever? No, but I do think she’ll be given the whole summer. She wouldn’t be doing events then anyways bc of the kids holidays. Once fall rolls around, people will wonder more.

      • SueBarbri33 says:

        I bet we won’t see her for the rest of the year. And I bet they will also use Kate’s illness as an excuse for George not to attend this wedding as a page boy or whatever it is that kids do in British weddings.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      How long does a preventative chemo treatment take? Maybe it’s not over yet. Maybe she lost her hair or has some other visible side effects and don’t want to be seen? Are we sure she should be presentable on the international stage by now? I find it much more suspicious how Cam and possibly Rose are trolling her while the media is actually leaving her alone for now.

      • Normal_Islander says:

        Smart&Messy- she’s having adjuvant chemotherapy, which is intended to get any cells which may have been left after surgery/any metastases, and is thus pretty brutal and can take months. As her only job is to look good I can well believe thay she won’t be back in action until she’s well and also *looks* well.

        Whether she’ll return to duties at all though is another matter. Personally I do believe her long absence is due to illness but with the lack of updates and break from the usual protocol I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s also being given the boot and we’ll start to see William being accompanied by Rose Hanbury. That may be cold but we know William is a cold man.

  3. fabulous says:

    When did the coverage on Kate change from her pre-cancer treatment to cancer treatment? I remember they made a big deal of it at the time – that she didn’t have cancer and she was having preventative cancer treatment. Now all the coverage says Kate’s cancer battle.

    • seaflower says:

      Was just wondering that myself.

    • MSS says:

      It’s been like that since late March

    • JenCF says:

      I agree! Plus, if she were to be getting chemo, the session cycle should be over by now, correct? Treatments are 2-6 weeks at a time with a rest period if more are needed. This is so sketchy.

      • StarWonderful says:

        Depending on the cancer, treatments can go on for six months — and that’s after healing from whatever surgery you’ve had.

    • So in January it was “believed not to be cancerous “then rumors abound bc -no Kate/fake Kate sightings.Then March is the very questionable video where the no cancer was early cancer but gone so “preventative chemo”.Still no Kate mid May Kate’s “cancer battle .

      My guess then is that her cancer battle will then have been her demise?

      • Julianna says:

        I agree @ spice cake

      • Smart&Messy says:

        I don’t give much credit to the wording because they just want to ellicit sympathy for Kate and I don’t think they care much about the difference.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      I just put it down to laziness by journalists, or who perhaps do not understand the difference between treating cancer and preventing the spread of possible cancer.

      • Becks1 says:

        This is what I think it is. I think sometimes we read too much into every single word that is printed by these RRs when they are, at their cores, pretty lazy journalists who probably are not thinking as much about every single word as some of us are.

      • The Hench says:

        Yes – I think it is a combination of laziness by many but also I think a deliberate blurring by those in the main royal rota. They are very good at phrasing things extremely carefully to create an impression which, on the surface – which is the only way 99% of readers will look at it – says one thing but, in fact, leaves room for the truth, if you know more about it, to exist between the spaces.

        Example – they’ve done it again here with this whole story – it’s become just H&M were not invited. That is true – but they were not invited because Hugh Grosvenor and his bride to be sent out ‘save the date’ cards in advance of the invitations. Harry got in touch with Hugh at that point to say he thought it would be better if he and M did not attend to save creating trouble and Hugh understood his position entirely. THAT was why he did not then send them an invitation. The press are now only talking about the last bit and here we are again.

      • Normal_Islander says:

        Rosa- that’s what I think too. There’s no such thing as “preventative chemotherapy” so I suspect that’s just a dumbed-down way of saying “adjuvant chemotherapy”, and a course of that can indeed take months.

    • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

      i keep saying since when do you have chemo to prevent cancer, hum, that just doesnt exist? Do you have it or do you not? Preventative cancer treatment would be something like hysterectomy

  4. Miranda says:

    I just cannot fathom why anyone would ever invite this f–king toddler to anythng. I don’t care that he’s going to be King someday (maybe). I would be so pissed if my very lavish wedding became about who COULDN’T be there because one f–king guest won’t act like an adult and/or a decent, non-sketchy husband.

    • Agnes says:

      Once again Harry shows empathy and William makes someone’s else’s big day about HIM. I’m sure the bride Olivia is going to have a great day no matter what. It would be great if someone smuggled in a phone and got shots of William puking in the bushes.

    • Lau says:

      Also it’s funny how they keep using the “the Sussexes keep leaking information to the media” line when it will be in fact William who leaks the sh*t out of everything from this wedding.

  5. I feel for “Hugh Grosvenor” as his marriage is being used as a proxy for the RF to abuse H&M

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      Or give the press an excuse to write a lot more nasty stories about H & M to sell advertising space.

    • Chaine says:

      I felt a teensy bit bad for him before remember he owns 140,000 acres of land (and eleventy billion dollars) which he did absolutely nothing to earn. It’s really at this point criminal for one person to hoard so much of any country’s land mass.

      • Shawna says:

        And the wedding is actually a celebration of the future being secured: having legitimate heirs that will continue to hoard greedily into the next generation.

      • Normal_Islander says:

        It’s also kind of depressing that the previous Duke of Westminster just used his money to… make more money. Imagine having a £10 billion fortune and no imagination to do anything of worth with it. At least the current Duke has some interests in green tech, even if that is still just investing his wealth to make even more.

  6. equality says:

    Poor Kate. Out of sight out of mind. There haven’t even been that many people asking about her when PW is out in public.

  7. Eurydice says:

    Weren’t they also saying William would not be going to Normandy because he had to stay with Kate? Now he is going and he’ll be jetting back in time for the wedding the next day?

    I agree – this story isn’t about H&M.

  8. Eowyn says:

    Must suck to have your special day completely high jacked by a narcissist.

  9. Tessa says:

    How come the media is not commenting about where kate instead it is about Williams tantrums.

  10. Tessa says:

    Isn’t William being there without Kate going to hijack the wedding maybe another fake picture will be therem

  11. Simone says:

    I’m married to a cancer surgeon at a top hospital outside the UK & I just want to explain something here. Kate is having adjuvant chemo. That means she’s having chemo for up to 6mths, that’s the treatment timeline. Then she has to recovery from it. She’s young, so she’ll cope better with chemo than an older person would, but it’s still a big deal. No-one needs to keep demanding to know where she is. The part of her story that is probably fake is where she said she found out that cancer had been present after the surgery. She most certainly did not. Just to give a bit of an explanation: the timeline of her hospitalisation lends itself to her having been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The extensive abdominal surgery most probably means it had spread & she had to have the peritoneum & maybe the colon taken. This is serious stuff. The chemo might work, it might not.

    • Eurydice says:

      People can only go by what is said by Kate, William and KP, and what they’ve said keeps changing. You yourself are questioning the very beginning of Kate’s health story, which is when they said she’d be back by Easter. Then it was end of May, then it was Trooping, now it’s “don’t expect her for a long, long time, if ever.” The diagnosis you’ve offered, along with the treatment and prognosis is a guess – a guess backed by some knowledge, but still a guess. Everybody is guessing about the health of the future Queen of the UK – of course, they want to know what and where.

      • sevenblue says:

        @Eurydice, I think K&W don’t share any info with their team about the treatment or possible return date. So, when the tabloids keep calling their staff, they are just making guesses. When that date is near, they update their predictions. It was reported before that there are very few people who know what is going on with K&W.

      • Eurydice says:

        @sevenblue – yes, we’ve heard “insiders” tell the tabloids that the KP staff are being kept in the dark. None the less, KP is the office of W&K and their statements/guesses are official, which is why the Frankenphoto was such a serious breach.

      • Becks1 says:

        The Easter return date was an official statement put out by KP, so William at least definitely signed off on that. Everything else we’ve heard has been through “sources” if I recall correctly.

        That said – yes, you’re completely right Eurydice. Everyone is making guesses about what is going on with Kate and where she is and what’s wrong with her. Some of those guesses are more educated than others, but they’re all still just guesses. No one knows what is actually wrong with her.

      • Jais says:

        All of this. We don’t know. Everything is a guess.

    • Harper says:

      Even if she had that many organs removed in surgery, KP still wanted the peasants to think Kate was well enough to be bopping around the Windsor Farm shop, sitting upright outside in skinny jeans with her children, playing with Photoshop in her downtime, or dressing up for appointments and riding in the car with William to get there.

      When the uproar got too loud over the fakety-fakeness of all that, she was suddenly gaunt and pale sitting on a bench telling us she “had cancer” since shortly after the operation. If she is worse now because of starting the chemo, she still isn’t acting like the public-loving, camera-loving Kate. No one has seen her since Christmas, which is weird.

    • A says:

      I think that people at this point are less intrested in where Kate is , but what acutally happen at KP in the mist of all of this. To start with there are very few non-cancerous operations that reqiure a two week recovery period. But, there are a number of cancer related ones that do ( gastrectomy etc.). Then you add on the fake photos, bizzare farm shop videos, and Willy’s sudden pull out of events taking place 5 min from his home. This leads to questions such as did Kate simply lie to her staff about what was happening in relation to her medical condition? And/or (least likely) was she lied to by medical professionals about her condition? We just had a week long briefing spree about why Harry and the King couldn’t meet. You mean to tell me those same reporters who particpated in that clown show, can’t do a deep dive into how we went from briefings saying kate will be back after easter to she’ll be gone indefindently?

    • GDubslady says:

      There’s a rumour that she had sub total colectomy surgery. Most of her colon was removed. Cancer in top of this must be devastating.

      • Jaded says:

        I saw that and it would tie into the long recovery, especially if there were complications, however that doesn’t explain William’s benching and pariah status within the BRF. Nobody wants to touch him with a 10 foot pole so he’s doing the bare minimum of work just to keep a toe in the water, especially when Harry’s in town or he and Meghan get a huge welcome in Nigeria. This has been a double-edged sword — Kate and William were clearly having serious marriage problems and may very well have been separated, then *BOOM*, she’s hospitalized for major surgery and a lengthy recovery. I just hope the kids are coping with all of this.

      • Shawna says:

        Maybe he’s being isolated because he told everyone he was still intent on divorcing Kate despite her illness.

    • The Hench says:

      I buy that adjuvant chemo can take a real toll and take up to six months. I am not one of those shouting ‘Where is Kate?’ at this juncture. Her appearance is VERY important to her and she would not wish to be seen as less than perfect. As such I very much doubt that Kate will be sallying forth to buoy others in their cancer fight with no hair/bloating/tiredness etc.

      But the operation? No doubt, a two week hospital stay is MAJOR surgery – but KP comms delivered us:
      ONE 15 min visit from William in 2 weeks at the hospital
      NO visits from Kate’s family or children
      NO sighting of Kate either arriving or departing (in stark contrast to Charles)
      NO sign in fact that Kate was even at that hospital
      A story that she was well enough to get on a helicopter and fly to Anmer for Easter
      A family photo for Mother’s Day where they pretended she was in tip top condition (claimed to have been taken by William a few days earlier)
      A shot of her off to a private appointment in the car with Wills
      A video of her skipping down the Windsor Farm Shop path carrying a big shopping bag merely days before the cancer announcement video
      Reports that she was out and about attending kids sports events just beforehand too.

      So, with respect to her actual abdominal operation – either the photos and videos and reports are true – in which case Kate was looking pretty recovered from her surgery pre cancer announcement or, well, KP have been lying to us repeatedly. It can’t be both.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Thank you, I jurs asked about this upthread. I don’t find it strange that she doesn’t want to be in the public eye for now. I’m more curious about why they present such awful comms strategies and lies. Why do they insist on not mentioning her at all. Why is Camilla going on about disrwspectful shenenigans? If she is in very bad shape and they want to avoid a public death watch, talking about her more would be a better strategy.

      • Christine says:

        Agreed. Their lies, corrections, then more lies, followed by Kate on a bench saying she had cancer, only to disappear for the foreseeable future and no one is even saying her name anymore? They have ensured that there is a Big Giant Deathwatch. This is like staring at a chimney at the Vatican waiting for smoke to puff out.

        There’s even a missing Kate at a garden party, and it’s NOT KATE MIDDLETON? It’s like they are punking the public at this point. “Here’s a Kate you can gossip about AND she’s missing! MOSS!!”

    • Jane says:

      This makes complete sense to me. I agree that Kate knew that she had cancer going in. Two weeks in hospital is an extremely long time unless it for something quite severe. I also think that Charles knew her diagnosis and his time in London Clinic was to serve as a smokescreen of sorts.

      Kate in the farm video – I believe it was her (sorry , tinfoil hat brigade) looked like she had muscle wasting . The story here is I believe a very sad one – I think that she is gravely ill. I truly hope that she recovers. Not a fan of Kate’s behaviour to M&H but this situation looks quite grim.

  12. Amy Bee says:

    After all the drama stirred up by Roya Nikkhah about this wedding only William is attending? Charles probably feels he doesn’t have to kow tow to the Westminsters anymore now that’s he’s King.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      To be fair to the King, if he is coming back with William after performing all day he will probably be exhausted, after all, we do know he has cancer and is having chemo. No sure he deserves my being fair, after the will he won’t he of seeing Harry.

      • Amy Bee says:

        Charles’ flying off to France, he wants to ride horseback at Trooping and according to the Palace he has a packed schedule. I’m not believing the exhaustion narrative anymore.

      • Drama llama says:

        And he’s 80! If he’s pulling the lazy heir into line and travelling, I’m a little more forgiving because honestly that sounds like hard work for anyone, let alone someone who’s proper old, recovering from/having cancer treatment…would you really wanting to be babysitting your 40+ year old man child at a wedding?

  13. Digital Unicorn says:

    There is clearly a lot of sh!t going down behind the scenes as we’ve had he’s not going to Normandy but now he is but he’ll be back in time for a wedding p!ss up – you know he loves a good party with free booze.

    If v v telling Kate isn’t going to be there esp as its a private event and also esp as she loves a good society wedding. She’s completely out of the picture and at some point it will be announced they have either legally separated or divorced (I personally don’t think they will announce a divorce unless its actually happened – William isn’t going to want that media feeding frenzy).

    As for her health – who knows, I personally think she could be sicker than they are letting on, just like with Charles. It will out in the wash as they say.

    • original penguin says:

      But then historically Egg hasn’t taken her to his friends weddings either. She wasn’t at the Van Straubenezee/Percy wedding or the Guy Belly one

      • Royal Downfall Watcher says:

        This is so crazy to me. If my husband was going to weddings all the time and not inviting me I’d wonder what was going on.

      • Becks1 says:

        I forget what the rationale was for why she wasn’t at the Percy wedding….oh wait, I just looked it up. She was really pregnant. The wedding was late June 2013. So that makes more sense why she would miss it. Pippa did attend though.

    • Becks1 says:

      My guess is William said he was going to the wedding, and Charles said he could not go if he skipped the D-Day ceremonies. I mean, what a bad look – the future king skipping a commemoration of one of the biggest military events in the last century – I think someone at BP finally came out and insisted on William’s presence. It’s clear that Charles doesn’t have a lot of leverage over William anymore, but its also clear that he does have SOME because we’ve seen enough of these random command performances from William over the last 6 months where it seems obvious someone told him to get off his butt and work.

      I think Charles will just be tired from traveling and is probably deciding to err on the side of caution by saying he’s not attending. His attendance changes a lot in terms of seating arrangements etc so if he’s not sure he’ll feel up to it, he’s just going to say no ahead of time.

      I’ve said this before, but my ongoing theory for the past month or so is that Kate is either a lot sicker than we’ve been told (i.e. its terminal), or that this is about the divorce – William thinks if Kate isn’t seen for a year, when the divorce is announced next January or whenever, people won’t really care. And he might be right about that.

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Can we stop acting like Kate should be out and about after a couple months?? Who knows how long her treatment is going to take, as an above poster said it could be six months+ and she may lose all of her hair. Anyone who has been through chemo or had a loved one go through it knows how grueling it can be. You lose weight, lose your color, lose your hair. This “why haven’t we seen her already??” Commentary feels really gross

    • equality says:

      Yes. Kate’s own personal choice, of course, but my elderly mother went through treatment and lost her hair and still was seen in public. The problem is that what they put out as PR (in claiming the video at the farm shop, where she was striding along looking fine, was her and the cancer video where she looked okay, and the pictures that were photoshopped) is contradictory to their messages.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        If she has lost her hair, everyone would be extremely sympatric and with her face and a baseball cap she would probably still look very pretty. It would also encourage other women in the same position the courage to put on their glad rags and have some fun when they can, they might not have much time.

    • Nanea says:

      Kate is an overpaid, underworld civil servant.

      Either go completely off the dole, or make sure one of those useless staffers at KP updates the press/the public fairly regularly *and* truthfully.

      There’s no way to find cancer weeks and weeks *after* major surgery. Usually, if something looks suspicious, it gets sent to specialized labs, and the results should be in ~ 48 hours after surgery, maybe up to a week later.

      So they’ve fudged the truth from the beginning, and they still continue with it – while the British taxpayers still fund their extensive household, and possible extensions to Adelaide Cottage, and helicopter tours for Bulliam and whatnot.

      So I really don’t get why anyone is still defending Sick Note Missington, as if she’s an ordinary NHS patient or an actual hard-working employee of the state.

      My wish for her is everything that she and the rest of the Middletonedeafs wished for Meghan.

    • Laura D says:

      @rosa mwemaid – ITA. The amount of good she could generate by appearing without her hair would be immeasurable. Of course it’s Kate’s choice to wait until she feels well enough (both physically and mentally) to face the world but, if she ever wanted a “Diana moment” then this would be the time.

      My mum was receiving cancer treatment at around the same time as Kylie Minogue and I can’t tell how much it helped my mum seeing Kylie with cropped short hair. Kylie will never know but, I will always be grateful for her having the courage to show people like my mum that it’s great to be alive even if it’s without your hair.

    • Proud Mary says:

      I’m sorry, but I just find the whole lost of hear excuse to be so naïve. Lost of hair is no longer a necessary result of chemo treatment. Not everyone who undergoes that process is subject to it. A colleague of mine is in treatment, goes to work weekly, and still has all her hair. Not only that, Kate has been accustomed to wearing wigs and extensions for several years now.

      • swirlmamad says:

        Same. I personally know someone who has been going through chemo treatments on and off for several years now and has not lost 1 hair on his head (nor facial hair either).

    • Interested Gawker says:

      “Can we stop acting like Kate should be out and about after a couple months??”


      There should have been proof of life established for the Princess of Wales months ago and the egregious fraud and dishonesty KP and the BRF have foisted upon the public; pretending she was at a farm shop, getting dropped off to an appointment before the Commonwealth Service, the Mothering Sunday photo and a cancer announcement little better than the animatronic dioramas at Disney World is scandalous.

      Cancer treatment does not remove people from life as it’s lived entirely. She has yet to be seen interacting in real time with anyone since December of 2023 and there has been no attempt to go on the record in a vetted journalist/hard news event. If her health precludes this, it’s worse than they are saying of her to date and the public has a right to know the truth. If she is actually out of the country the public has a right to know. If her condition is worse the pretense for the public is detrimental to her three children, the youngest two not seen since Christmas.

      The farm shop video needs to be formally retracted. The production credits for the BBC Studios cancer video must be made public -including its cost. The BRF should be made to tally and come up with a clear total number of the various times photo handouts to news agencies were actually falsified composite images passed off as real time events. The POW must have a live event attended by witnesses with no ties to the palace and documented by international news media to prove she is alive and bringing clarity to her health situation to date. Proof of life and accountability are not unreasonable demands.

      • Royal Downfall Watcher says:

        Yeah I’d say we technically don’t have a right to anyone’s health information. But she is a public figure. Imagine if Dr. Biden went missing for 6 months and no one bothered to look into it. It’s insane. Granted Kate and Dr. Biden are not equals in terms of their importance on the world stage but still. She is supposed to be the future Queen of England and she just poofed away. Her two youngest and Kate should at least do a zoom call. Not even to be nosy and see what’s wrong with her but just to be sure she is still alive. It’s crazy no one is demanding this (aside from us on this blog lol)

      • HuffnPuff says:

        Correct. Anyone saying to leave her alone is ignoring the past. The BRF can’t have it both ways. Either give an update and make retractions or you get wild rumors and more speculation. No one knows what the cancer is and what the treatment timeline is. She could be in the thick of it or done. Her husband says she’s doing well but she’s apparently not well enough to be seen or to issue a statement.

    • Lady D says:

      “can we stop acting like Kate should be out and about after a couple months??”
      We are a few weeks shy of six months since Christmas. That’s half a year, not a couple of months.

    • Wagiman says:

      In a week it’ll be 5 months since Kate’s been seen (apart from the dubious video which a gov AI expert thought was AI).

      No one knows what’s going on because kp lie almost daily.

      For no one to be asking where the ‘lynchpin’ of the monarchy has been for 5 months is odd. Even someone getting cancer treatment can have a legit pic taken, or simple smile and wave – my mum was treated for cancer continually for 18 months until she died (many years ago) and she was very fussy about how she looked but she’d put her wig on and go out. Kate’s been wearing full wigs for a year at least.

      No one’s demanding she work. But all the lies and obfuscation for someone who gets paid millions a year and much of it tax payer money is bizarre. But they won’t tell the truth. I don’t think it’s going to be pretty if it does come out.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Because we all know people who have gone through cancer & chemo treatment, and have still shown up at work, gone out & about their lives as well as they can.

    • Shawna says:

      If KP hadn’t lied, been squirrely, spouted nonsense, etc, around Kate’s absence, not even the b*tchiest of us Celeb*tchies would be wanting to see proof of life right now.

  15. Mslove says:

    Is Huevo bringing a date? Kate who?

  16. rosa mwemaid says:

    I understood from something I read that the reason that Harry declined was because he realised that all the attention would be on him, not on the bride and groom.

    • sevenblue says:

      Imagine the circus Harry’s attendance would create thanks to the tabloids. He must be a good friend to Harry if he sent an invitation anyway in spite of that.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        I though it was lovely as well. Sounds far more like Harry than the excuse that the tabloids are using which conveniently takes the blame of their shoulders.

  17. sevenblue says:

    I don’t remember seeing K&W attending aristo weddings. Doesn’t Will usually attend alone anyway to this type of aristo events?

    • Jaded says:

      They did prior to getting married, then appeared at the royal wedding in Jordan, but she’s dipped out of attending others that William went to solo. She doesn’t appear to “mix” well with the aristo set.

      • sevenblue says:

        Thanks @Jaded. I didn’t consider Jordan wedding since it seemed like an official event. I don’t remember reading Kate attending Will’s friends’ aristo weddings before. I didn’t follow them though before Meghan. It always seemed bizarre to me when people pointed out Will going to weddings without his wife.

      • Becks1 says:

        W&K very famously attended a wedding in October 2010, when they were engaged but it wasn’t announced yet. Kate was wearing a blue dress with a black blazer and hat. There was another society wedding that she attended in that black and white dress she has with a circle pattern, I know Pippa was there but can’t remember if William was (that wedding was the same day as a Trooping, and the picture of her walking into the church talking to Pippa – I think it was Pippa – is the one used for the “Diana at 50” cover that I think People had, where Kate is shown walking and talking to an aged Diana.)

        Anyway I’m assuming pre engagement they probably did attend a lot of the same weddings as their college friends were getting married, but did not attend “together.” post marriage there have not been that many though, especially outside the family. Maybe that’s just an age thing (I haven’t been to a wedding in almost 12 years I think, just out of that phase of life for the moment), but it can’t entirely be blamed on that because William has clearly gone to weddings without her.

  18. Jks says:

    So Will is going to be some kind of a doorman, greeting everyone and showing them to their seats? All these people probably know something about what really happened to Kate and he’s going to have to face everyone.

  19. Proud Mary says:

    I said this the last time this ridiculous story arose didn’t I: “the mentions of the Sussexes are meant as a distraction from the fact that Kate will not attend.” I believe the sussexes are always turning down wedding invitations, because, unlike William, they are not desperate for attention and the Sussexes are classy enough to avoid being the center of attention at someone else’s wedding.

    So the real issue here is that the cancer video has done the work of silencing questions about Kate. But for how much longer?

  20. aquarius64 says:

    William being the usher and not the best man tells me he is not that tight with Hugh and he’s only on the wedding party because Charles his godfather will not be there and neither will Harry and Meghan the couple he invited. Kate’s a no show has not quelled the conspiracy theories. Sidenote: I noticed the Middletons are not on the guest list. Carole’s probably mad she and the family is not invited to the biggest social event so far. I’m sorry for the bride and groom that their wedding is being hijacked for a family feud.

  21. Julianna says:

    The cancer video was deliberately put out a few days after the Farm Shop Video where they had the fake “kate” prancing around the Farmers Market spritely carrying shopping bags looking 20 years old. When that didn’t work they concocted the Cancer video to literally shame people for questioning her whereabouts & silence everyone from asking legitimate questions about all their lies, contradictions, fraudulent photos and videos of Kate and her actual disappearance.

    Kate at any point could have done a quick zoom video thanking well wishers but she didn’t because she can’t.

  22. Beverley says:

    Those shovel photos are the gift that keeps on giving. Your photo selection is award worthy, Kaiser.😀

  23. Gabby says:

    I think these pictures are proof that there is no William sidepiece. Because, my god, how could there be?

    • Royal Donwnfall Watcher says:

      This!! He is awkward, uninteresting, a bully, and has the work ethic of a sloth without the advantage of being adorable.

      I can’t remember the person, but a while back someone on this blog linked to a podcast where a British citizen basically said “We all know which brother should be King.” and commented about how glaring it was that the wrong brother was the heir. It is screamingly obvious. Willy should be ashamed of what he (hasn’t) produced, given everything he was handed in life.

    • Jaded says:

      He reminds me of Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit claymation cartoons. “Cracking good toast Gromit!”

  24. JMOney says:

    Billy is only going to this wedding to count it as work engagement and so he can try to find his next mistress which good luck with that. He has neither looks nor charm/charisma nor money (he’s land rich but cash poor). Unless a wealthy person is desperate for shelter (which would be perplexing) or someone is desperate to be royal adjacent he is going to have a tough time finding someone.

  25. TN Democrat says:

    The aristocrats apparently embiggen and coddle the incandescent asshat and tolerate his egotistical nonsense. I have this image of the bridesmaids giving him the side eye like the actresses he attempted to chat up at one of his few events this year, but someone will see him as an easy mark to exploit for who knows what. For giggles Kaiser should catalog the many “William behaved badly at a rich person’s wedding” stories. Maybe he will knock out another front tooth?

  26. Renae says:

    Missing Princess.
    Spouse seen with shovel
    Shovel looks new
    Call Dateline!

  27. QuiteContrary says:

    Just want to add that for the billionth time, I’m so glad the H&M are a continent away from these messy people.

  28. Walking the Walk says:

    Eh. I think she’s having cancer treatment and she doesn’t owe the press any explanations. I do think that the Palace is handling things poorly. Just do a weekly status update on her which would quell things. I am still baffled at how the courtiers keep trying for an older playbook that does not make sense in this day and age and even Harry pointed that out to them which is why they pushed him and Meghan out. They want the bowing and scrapping, the events that don’t matter, and them taking bags of cash away.

    That said, I think it’s weird how so many people want to allege William hit her or she overdosed. I think it’s simple that she and William don’t want to acknowledge they are mere mortals and she got cancer. The past year has been how glamorous she is, look at her hair (my God her hair was terrible), how she’s like Charles’s daughter, etc. Everything since Meghan has left has been about her trying to be better than her and I think this whole thing has knocked her and William on their ass and they are dealing with three kids who are probably not reacting well to this news and William most definitely was not handling things great (e.g. the public swaying and drunkeness going on).

    • Lulu says:

      Look, kp published Kate’s clothing sources for her pr engagements, so when kp refuses any update month after month, not even saying something generic like she is feeling well, then people are going to wonder why. It’s to be expected. Many people are just trying to figure out why the hiding away and secrecy but not wishing anything has happened. Kate doesn’t need to tell anyone about her health, but she can make other statements just so people know she is okay. KP needs to stop whining about it.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        Society weddings are more interesting wounded soldiers.
        Wrong place, reply to Lulu underneath.

      • Walking the Walk says:

        Agree Lulu. They are just being idiots now. Do a weekly update and people will leave it alone. They are so bad at their supposed jobs.

    • Kit says:

      Hahaha. “Mere mortals” ? nope. These royals aren’t mere mortals.

      Mere mortals deal with cancer, take care of their family, go to work, scrounge around trying to find ways to cover sick leave or go without a paycheck. Mere mortals have to wait months for diagnosis and treatments. Mere mortals don’t have the entire British media and strangers use cancer to excuse their lies, ineptitude, and gross behaviors like milking their illness for public sympathy and get out jail/work card. They abuse their privileges and still want to be applauded and adored.

      These royals are lazy, free loaders. Sure they get sick, even die. That makes them mortals. But ye gods, must they make other people suffer through their shenanigans? There’s no stiff upper lip or a smidgeon of backbone displayed. It’s all “woe is me, heavy is the crown” BS.

      • Walking the Walk says:

        Kit yep. I think monarchies are an antiquated idea. But the Windsors are still delusional to believe the divine right of kings BS. I just rolled my eyes about their court the other day.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      “she doesn’t owe the press any explanations”

      The BRF ABSOLUTELY owe the public explanations. It isn’t an accident that KP kept lobbing talking points into social media and one niche New York tabloid IN AN ENTIRERLY DIFFERENT COUNTRY to answer or declare ‘no comment’ over rather than use formal palace press communications to tell the public what’s going on. They are being manipulative, secretive and opaque while pretending to be offended by ‘conspiracy theories’ they could shut down immediately with a traditional press conference. That farm video was said to be The Sun and KP working together -that video was fake and worldwide media told their audiences erroneously that the Princess of Wales was seen outside when it was not true. The Mothering Sunday photo was not the only example of official photos being intentional mirages -fraud passed off as real moments. Why was Princess Catherine left holding the bag for a photo Prince William took credit for? hat cancer video was released by BBC Studios -not the News division, and has no attendant production credits to vouch for its legitimacy.

      KP has A LOT of explaining to do. Princess of Wales has not been seen by the public since Christmas 2023 and KP seems content to let wild rumours run riot rather than be a responsible steward of royal information.

      has A LOT of explaining to do.

  29. Lulu says:

    To me, as an American, this is a nothing burger. Willy is going to a wedding and being an usher. Big whoop. Too bad he turned his backs on veterans and snubbed the IG service.

  30. Saucy&Sassy says:

    I wonder if the bm are doing this because they didn’t get an invite? There’s no reason to bring the brf into this in order to create controversy. I don’t know any of these people, but a wedding is for the bride and groom–not for the bm to make money off of.

    I don’t know if Billy Idle was only to dig about, but I looked at the picture and wondered if he knows how to use a shovel.

  31. Blujfly says:

    Sickness or no sickness, it says plenty about the breakdown of the “royal family” under Charles and Charles’ isolation that in 20 years he has rejected the families of two of his longest and closest friends (grosvenor’s sister married a van cutesm) largely because they followed his mother’s demands and that attendance at the wedding of his fatherless godchild, the child of again, one of his closest friends, whose mother is the godmother to his own son and attendance at this wedding is down to only William. The Queen knew how to keep it together in public. The current ones seem to know only isolation.

    • Pix says:

      So very true. It’s the small things that add up. “It’s always the small cracks where the rot is able to seep in.”

  32. 411fromdownunder says:

    Nope. No doubt imm Kate is incapacitated. The whole Uk govt is working OT on the coverup.

  33. Coffeeisgood says:

    Something is just so sinister about Kate still being missing without any updates. I don’t expect her to be out and about but the radio silence is odd.

    Kate you are in danger girl! Willy can’t remarry or ever be caught cheating now. The public would instantly turn on a balding man who cheated on his sick beautiful wife. He would be a villain and it would be unrecoverable for his image.

    But if he was a sad lonely widower who was a single father…the public would eat it up.