Princess Kate has a ‘very clear long-term vision,’ much like the Queen Mum

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (or “Queen Mum”) passed away in 2002 at the age of 101. It feels like most people under the age of 50 or even 60 have scant memories of her, but she exists in the royal zeitgeist as a “popular” figure, a widow, and the queen consort who helped her husband through his brother’s abdication and World War II. One story I always believe about the Queen Mum is that she spent the last four decades of her life absolutely pickled. She was a huge drinker. But sure, she was other things as well. Over the years, they’ve tried to make Kate, the Princess of Wales, sound like she’s the second coming of the Queen Mum, because all of these royal historians love nothing more than a strained historical comparison. Kate is the Queen Mum, Prince Harry is King Edward VIII, William is George VI, and Meghan is Wallis? Like, these historians really believe that.

Kate Middleton is “extremely popular” and “ignores petty rows”, in a similar way to the Queen Mother, claims a royal historian. Speaking on The Sun’s Royal Exclusive show, Gareth Russell said he has spotted a number of similarities between the Princess of Wales and the late royal, who passed away in 2002.

The historian told The Sun’s Royal Editor Matt Wilkinson: “I do think the Princess of Wales is very like the late Queen Mother. The Queen Mother in her lifetime was an extraordinarily popular figure, even into the 1990s she was outpolling Diana, sometimes as the nation’s favourite royal. She was hugely, hugely popular and part of the secret that she had was that she sees it as a marathon, not a sprint. And I do think Kate has that very clear long-term vision of you don’t sweat the everyday. You plan five, 10, 15 years and you don’t really let yourself get dragged into easily by the smaller details or the headlines every week.”

Gareth added that it’s actually a lot “trickier in today’s society” for Kate than it would have been for the Queen Mother to do.

Gareth continued: “I also think the Princess of Wales is tough in the best way possible. I use that as a compliment in the way I do with the Queen Mother. I think you have to be someone who is prepared to protect your private life, which the Queen Mother very much did with her husband and her two daughters and also kind of keep putting one foot in front of the other and just keep going.”

[From The Sun]

“Kate has that very clear long-term vision of you don’t sweat the everyday.” Kate used to sweat the everyday stuff constantly. She was in a near-constant state of being reactive to whatever the Sussexes were doing. Kate is also extremely short-sighted, although that’s a characteristic shared by the entire Windsor clan these days. Kate bullied Meghan and tried to bully Rose, never understanding that her own position was pretty tenuous. Kate has never even built up reserves of goodwill with the public, as the Queen Mum did and as Diana did too. You can see that this year, that’s all I’ll say.

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  1. OriginalMich says:

    “You plan five, 10, 15 years…”

    Plan what exactly? She doesn’t do anything.

    • Right now Kate is planning her next five early years questions that will take her 5,10,15 years …

    • We don’t even know where she is much less her having a plan. I don’t believe that we will see Can’t again. This is just them making stuff up to cover for WHERE IS CANT.

      • Underhill says:

        That’s all they can do, is make stuff up. And its very obvious, it’s all garbage.

      • Jane says:

        The Royal tabloid hacks are working overtime to make this Kate bird still in the Royal picture . Where is she ? What has she done in the years prior to her cancer treatment? The woman is practically a voiceless part of the Royal entourage. Reframing her as a future long term planner doesn’t work for the non gullible, thinking public.

      • Ella says:

        Don’t you think charles is seeing the future without himself in it with Suits running every day on like 5 channels in the uk?  Yes, apparently british broadcasters liked the numbers suits drew on netflix and bought rights to show daily reruns of Meghan on numerous channels throughout uk. I am certain he must have lost it when he heard this. there is no escape. ha!
        K&W are now perceived as either deceitful, incompetent or boring , or less interesting without Harry & Meghan, even after all of Charles and William’s unrelenting devious press schemes which are inevitably becoming a tired noise to the public.

    • Eloise says:

      Can we please stop attacking her?
      As someone who treats cancer patients her age in the vicinity that they found it, she very likely may not have more than 10 years.

      • lanne says:

        People aren’t attacking her. People are attacking Kensington palace, who have disappeared her only to then drag her out for their own sake. She has been dismissed and forgotten by the royal establishment, and they are using her image to suit their needs. That’s the crux of the criticism here. Yes, she seems to have been complicit in a lot of the infantilization of her, but ultimately, this is a woman who has completely disappeared, and who seems to be completely at the mercy of people who see her only as an empty shell to thrust into the public when they need her.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        Demanding proof of life for the POW after 150 days is not attacking her, not believing a damned thing KP and their media cronies say after so many bald faced lies have been foisted on the public is not to be wondered at.

      • OriginalMich says:

        I’m not “attacking” her (or anyone) or commenting on her current reality. I’m mocking the historian who invented a theory out of thin air and had a newspaper run with it. Her current health aside, there is absolutely nothing in her past that lends any credence to this hagiography.

      • Eloise. We don’t even know if she truly has cancer. She said she is doing preventative chemo because the surgery got rid of the cancer. The video someone put out is still being questioned. So no one is attacking her they are attacking the lies told.

      • Eleonor says:

        First of all she is a public figure with an institutional role, so I’m sorry but she owns some kind of explanation. She has the right to her privacy up to a point.
        And we are not attacking her, but we are attacking how this situation is handled.

      • Mel says:

        Kate does NOT have cancer, she’s doing precautionary chemo, to kill any possible cells left behind. Chemo is rough but she’s not on the terminal list. No one is attacking her. If her “people” were smart (they aren’t obviously) they wouldn’t put out nonsense like this to further underline the fact that no one has seen her since December.

      • lesley says:

        I do not understand why so many supporters of the Royal Family keep making comments on the internet suggesting Catherine may not live that long. Like many older people I have known a lot of family and friends who have had cancer. And a fair number have lived a very long time after the initial diagnosis. Especially since Catherine’s surgery removed the cancer, and chemo was preventative. That does not suggest someone who will die within the decade.
        And yet anyone suggesting Charles may not live that many years is often met with outrage. Even though his regular chemo treatment suggests a much more serious situation.
        It is strange.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Eloise, what post do you see as attacking Kate? The majority of comments and initial post on CB were not attacking Kate. Where is Kate? We’ve had frankenphoto, franken farm video and a very questionable video put out by BBC Studios where Kate’s head looks completely disjointed from her neck. A video even BBC Studios seems to want to distance themselves from.

        You might want to be more concerned about an RR claiming something something about Kate’s long term vision and being compared to the Queen Not favorable at all.

        Did Kate’s ‘long term vision include not being actually seen for close to 5 months? One month less than half a year, the Future Queen Consort has not been seen. One of our customers died 4? years ago from cancer. Absolutely beautiful woman. She was from England. Her husband is from Scotland. They loved Harleys! Quite wealthy. Very nice people. A knew she was dying, she chose to live out her dying days. A had beautiful hair. Which she lost during actual chemo treatments. She rocked bandanas well. During A’s last 2 years of life, she did almost every Harley ride for cancer while going through treatments. Something is going on with Kate. That’s all we know.


    • Becks1 says:

      Well, to give her some credit, last year (or the year before?) she was planning on how to get out of work for the next 10-15 years as the kids grew up. Remember the stories about needing to be there for them as they reached adulthood?

    • BeanieBean says:

      The 5-10-15 year plans were meet William, date William, marry William, have kids….wave, smile, be crowned Queen Consort. Ta-da!

    • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

      Trying to keep her relevant with irrelevant info that absolutely no one asked for. Where asking to know: where is kkkhate? Yes she is a long term lazy planner, for 10 years she only planned for a way to marry bulliam and a planner that doesnt like competition, when competition is smarter and more beautiful and super more articulate and from an ethnic background

  2. equality says:

    The QM ignored “petty rows”? I thought she was all up in the row with Ed and Wallis. And Kate is an instigator of “petty rows”.

    • seraphina says:

      I read a biography on the royal family (Windsors) recommended by CB commentors. And the QM came across as old fashioned, short sighted, an elitist and very very petty. So this comparison does her no favors.

      • Mtl.ex.pat says:

        @seraphina – was coming to say the same thing. By all accounts she does deserve credit for supporting her husband, who wasn’t the strongest person, and for remaining in London during the blitz, which was good for morale during WWII.
        But was she a nice person? History seems to say otherwise – classist, elitist, petty and generally unkind to those she thought were beneath her – which was pretty much everyone.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        The Queen Mother would have rejected both Kate and Meghan as suitable brides for the heir and the spare.

      • Barb Mill says:

        And she was practically a kleptomaniac.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ I think the kleptomaniac was historically Queen Mary.

    • OliviaOne says:

      Wanted to say this exact thing.
      She was infamous for holding grudges, being petty and scheming. History has not been kind to QM and stories that have come up about her about her machinations show her to be very machiavellian.
      Is this a one stone two birds story? Suddenly the QM is canonised and Khate gets to ride along?

      • Barbara says:

        I’ve read quite a few people say quite bluntly that the Queen Mum was a bitch. Even her own daughters found her difficult and cruel.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah, I think the reverence with which people think of the Queen Mum has long dissipated. I remember my grandmother liked her. My grandmother was born in 1929. That’s not really saying a lot about her appeal to the youth of today.

        As said above history has not been kind to her and the comparison to Kate is….interesting.

        Even when people talk about the queen mother in a positive way, there’s still always the idea that she was elitist and bitchy (the “steel marshmallow” description never struck me as 100% positive.)

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        Yes, but to me, when I was young she always seemed so soft and grannyish. She certainly came across well to most of the British public. Just as Kate does and Meghan doesn’t , which seems most unfair.

      • seraphina says:

        She came across as a soft grannyish woman to me as well when I was younger. Always smiling and always with her daughters. The picture of a devoted and loved mother. It wasn’t until I started reading biographies and paying attention that I realized what she really was. As @Mtl.ex.pat stated, she stood by her husband but SHE REALLY WANTED to marry into the royal family so stick by the man her got her in she must. Kinda like Kate.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Wasn’t she angling for the bigger fish, Edward? I read she turned Albert’s proposal down two or three times before she accepted him.

      • Lux says:

        The classism rubbed off on Margaret, who openly dissed her own mom’s background as not being grand enough. If they’re making that comparison, I certainly hope Kate is a much better mother, so her own children won’t end up looking down on her.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Feeshalori, that Edw VIII gossipy speculation claim about Queen Mum/ Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon having a ‘thing’ for Bertie’s older bro came from Lady CC via friends of Wallis Simpson, along with the ‘Cookie’ nickname rumors. I don’t think there’s any real basis or solid proof.

        It is true that Bowes-Lyon turned Bertie down three times before agreeing to marry him. But that could have been due to his stuttering problems, and to the fact that Bowes-Lyon had another beau she fancied. Her other beau was a military guy. It has been reported in bios and in documentaries that the royals plotted on behalf of Bertie to get the military beau transferred away from England. That intervention gave Bertie the time he needed to wear down Bowes-Lyon, with additional pressure placed on her from her parents to accept Bertie’s marriage proposals.

    • Nic919 says:

      The Queen mother was a racist drunk who was jealous of her sister in law and dressed pretty dumpy. Is this who Kate wants to emulate?

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        And, the Queen mother had no money of her own. What she had she spent. What she didn’t have she spent ten fold. When she died she had things she bequeathed. She didn’t have money. She died in debt. The stories of Harry being a recipient of anything are lol. The Queen Mum died leaving debts behind. Millions.

        I am that A$$hole. The Queen Mum died with a completely terrible dental situation and owed money for inconsequential things.smh

        To anyone that has a bad dental situation, I’m not shaming you. If you need financial help, please check with your local churches, free clinics and other groups offering dental care. Yes, it’s a write off for them, you’re being helped with the write off.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Nic919: “The Queen mother was a racist drunk who was jealous of her sister-in-law and dressed pretty dumpy. Is this who Kate wants to emulate?”

        🤣😂😅 OMG @Feeshalori! The ‘racist drunk’ part is def true of QM. OTOH, QM hated Wallis Simpson and felt above her/ looked down on her. A smidgen of jealousy for Wallis’s fashion sense may have been mixed within that hatred perhaps. But it’s more likely QM despised Wallis & Edw VIII mostly for the abdication and the resultant strain Bertie’s accession to the throne placed on him.

  3. Nubia says:

    These articles do her no favours, just as people start to forget she exists they write some fluff that brings up feelings of #whereiskate.

    • Betsy says:

      I suspect that’s the point. These royal reporters know a lot more than they are able to publish and this sounds like a way to bring Kate up again. By comparing her to a very dead woman.

  4. Eleonor says:

    If she had a vision she would send messages every now and then this here, or she would write notes to hospitals for exemples.

    • Josephine says:

      It’s like we are supposed to believe that she has this amazing vision but just doesn’t articulate it or do anything to share it. But sure, I’m sure she’s amazing and a genius within her own head.

  5. JENNIFER says:

    Interesting that privacy is expected and respected for tax funded Kate Middleton. But its a dirty word that is used to bully Harry and Meghan.
    Anyway, I tried to remember the causes the Queen Mother supported. I can’t remember.
    I do remember that she like Kate, never tried to build a bridge between her husband and his brother.
    And of course she was a drunk.
    She didn’t support her gay long time designer.
    Oh, showed favouritism towards William while ignoring Harry. And she died in debt!
    Such a great role model for Kate!

    • Nubia says:

      She died in debt!? I thought the Queen adored her and spoilt her rotten.

      • Lucy says:

        QE was constantly paying her debts, but QM was always ringing up new ones. I think they’d get to a point of being past due and embarrassing, and then brought to QE attention.

      • Nubia says:

        Was she a gambler? What debts could she have,do these people even possess credit cards?

      • Agnes says:

        Where IS Kate, BTW? Is she alive, dead, comatose, thriving? Sitting on a bench somewhere, mumbling? In Switzerland, getting some expensive therapy? Wherever she is and whatever she’s doing, I doubt she’s thinking long term about the fucked up BRF at all. Charlotte seems to really love her, so I hope for her sake she’s doing well.

      • JENNIFER says:

        Yes, the Queen had to pay £7M of her debts if I remember correctly. So, this fairytale about her leaving Harry money never made sense.

      • Normal_Islander says:

        The QM was a terrible spendthrift who seemingly had no concept of the value of money. In particular she was rather partial to Fabergé eggs and amassed a nice little collection.

        Charles is also a notorious spendthrift, maybe he got it from his grandmother.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Jennifer, why on earth should QM or Kate be expected or have been expected ‘to build a bridge between their husbands and their hubbys’ brothers’? 🤔 🤦‍♀️

    • Wagiman says:

      Right! Apparently tax payer funded royals deserve privacy and free Americans do not.

      I don’t remember qM doing anything much other than the odd appearance and the odd wave and shed loads of drinking. She really couldn’t have done much as she started drinking by noon, had a bottle of plonk with lunch (after her aperitif), then cocktails in the afternoon, another bottle of plonk and something after. That’s the regimen we’ve even been told about.

      • JENNIFER says:

        It’s the hypocrisy and prejudice the royalists and British media never recognise in themselves. Privacy for the white lady and not the black lady.

      • First comment says:

        @wagiman, may be that’s what the writer alludes to?

      • Wagiman says:

        In fairness Kate doesn’t have the constitution to drink that much – most people don’t.. However idle maybe? One pint Billy idle?

      • aftershocks says:

        Jennifer: “Privacy for the white lady and not [for] the black lady.”

        Exactly. Always. Historically. You must read, ‘This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color,’ edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, with a Foreword by Toni Cade Bambara. 💥🖊💪🏽✊🏽

    • OliviaOne says:

      She supported the cause of Gin-Down-Her-Throat early in the morning, Pints-of-lager in public and all around a glutenous life of petty grudges.

    • Miranda says:

      Damn. If there’s one good thing to be said about the hagiography of Kate, it’s that the responses of commenters here have taught me SO MUCH about how deeply f–ked up and dysfunctional the RF has ALWAYS been. Being American and rather young (10) when she died, I admit that I kind of bought into the image of her being this endearing old granny with a mischievous streak, like a British version of Sophia from The Golden Girls. I had no idea she was so awful.

      Such a pity that Kate missed out on exchanging racist opinions and knocking back crack babies with her great-grandmother-in-law.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Two of her cousins were locked away in institutions and listed as “dead” to cover them up. A tradition of lies and artificially presenting thmsves as just so genetically superior.

      • Normal_Islander says:

        It was actually QEII’s cousins, Caatherine and Fenella Bowes-Lyon, who were institutionalised- and whose deaths were publicly announced while they were both still very much alive. The BRF are an awful dysfunctional family and I don’t know why there are so many forelock-tuggers who refuse to see it.

      • ennie says:

        those cousins were from her mother’s side precisely.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Their names were Catherine and Nerissa. Fenella Bowes-Lyon was their mother. The daughters of John Herbert Bowes-Lyon-brother to the Queen Mother. The two were listed in Burke’s Peerage of having died in 1940. Twelve years before QE2 became Queen.

        Please keep comparing Kate to QE2’s mom. Such a good look. /s

      • Belinda says:

        So two nieces of the Queen Mother were declared dead when they weren’t….

        What’s to stop them declaring Kate alive when she’s not?……

        Not as if they haven’t got form for deliberately misleading is it?

  6. CC says:

    She must have asked Andrew the secret to not sweating.

  7. Josephine says:

    She doesn’t really seem to exist without those petty rows and weekly headlines — the last 5-6 months seems like solid evidence of that.

    I think the sad fact is that people seemed to have stopped caring that she’s not around and are not even questioning the fact that there has been no verified sighting of her.

  8. Kristen from MA says:

    The QM was also a near-compulsive gambler. QEII often had to step in and pay her debts. And let’s not forget that she was a main player in her the coddling of William.

  9. Nanea says:

    So – what do QM and Kate have in common then, besides a lack of vision *and* intelligence?

    Both are racists, both like drinking, are lazy, hate mingling with peasants, both squirrel jewelry away that they don’t own. After all, Kate was the last one seen wearing the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace before it went missing.

    I’d be so proud to be compared to someone born in 1900…

    • Square2 says:

      The only thing I can think of when these two women are/were mentioned together is — one was a Nazi sympathizer, the other is a racist. Full Stop.

    • Harper says:

      They are both gone.

    • GUEST says:

      I think what Kate wishfully wants them to have in common is the image: 1) they were both relentlessly pursued by their husbands as the only woman who could make him happy; 2) they both gave their husbands a happy home life after a pretty miserable childhood; and, 3) they both supported their husband to be the Very Best Man He Could Be.

  10. SussexWatcher says:

    Spotted a number of similarities? Kate is just like the queen mum? Do they mean they’re both not alive anymore? They’re both raging alcoholics? Both racists? Both favored the heir over the “spares?”

    I guess they think we don’t remember what a terrible person the queen mum was. Why would anyone want to be compared to her?

    It’s also interesting that Kate is such a nonentity that she has to constantly be compared to (or she, herself, copies) other people. She has no sense of self, no passions, no personal style, and will leave no legacy. She’s a big fat nothing burger who will be remembered for single white femaling her sister-in-law and being a royal racist along with king Chuckles.

    • AMTC says:


    • Liz says:

      Great point sussexwatcher. People like Diana don’t get compared to others (unless it’s to Camilla favourably!). She was unique – a once in a millenium person.

      Meghan stood out too with real charisma.

      Kate never evolved into her true authentic self – she lacks that strong identity.

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      Yes, the Queen Mum was a horrible person, and yes, Kate is like her in many ways:

      1. Had a thing for her husband’s brother and resented said brother’s wife. Check.
      2. She was (for the times) considered to have married above her station, being the first non-member of a royal family to marry into the British royal family since Henry VIII married whoever, whenever he wanted. Her marriage to Albert was considered as a sign that the royal family was “modernizing.” So, check.
      3. She was a moderately attractive woman who aged poorly, and she was able to dress to the nines because of her position. The media over praised her and acted as though Her Royal Mediocre Frumpiness was the be-all end-all of beauty and fashion despite what people saw with their own eyes. (She greatly resented her husband’s brother’s wife in part because said wife was the actual stylish one). Another check for Khate.
      4. She relished her position as a royal and loooooved being queen and was just as devasted when the king died to lose that position as she was about losing her husband (she went into hiding after the king dies and was lured out to work only when they promised she’d by styled “Elizabeth, the Queen Mother” rather than dowager). Again, a check for Khate.
      5. She was ruthless, held grudges, and allowed lies about others to be printed in the press to save her own skin. Check.
      6. She was racist. Check.
      7. She was a hard worker. Well, Khate can’t win them all.

      I’m not sure if Khate is or was a drinker, but yeah. And as you said, Khate’s a nonentity when it comes down to it, not like the Queen Mum.

      • QuiteContrary says:

        Excellent breakdown, TigerMcQueen.

      • CatMum says:

        Kate’s favorite cocktails are known to be called “Crack Babies” so yes, she also drinks.

      • kelleybelle says:

        Yes, Kate definitely drinks. And smokes. And it all shows.

      • Feeshalori says:

        And she was derogatorily known as Cookie by the Duke of Windsor because he thought she resembled an overweight Scottish cook. And supposedly there were rumors that she was illegitimate and the daughter of the castle cook where she was born.

      • bisynaptic says:

        🎯 précis.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        The Queen Mother was a b*tch. The rumors of her being illegitimate came from Ms. Colin-Campbell. I know how that beyotch operates. I won’t support any theory that creature has put out. Especially after the completely idiotic rumors she put out about Meghan. Ms. Colin-Campbell is a scourge to life.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Tiger McQueen, #2 through #6 comparisons seem spot-on, while #7 is definitely not a similarity between Kate and QM. Also, for QM, #1 can’t be proven in regard to her having the hotties for Edw VIII — that’s an unfounded rumor. The other part of #1, ‘resenting SIL,’ is more accurate as a similarity.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Made me wonder if that person’s even an actual historian, their analysis was so bad. I’m thinking ‘royal historian’ has much the same quals as ‘royal expert’; i.e., none but a sycophantic desire to blow smoke up the royal arses.

  11. Chantal1 says:

    Cough “bs” cough

    I guess the new plan is to release daily reminders, I mean articles, of Special K’s physical presence and popularity, to distract from people noticing that she hasn’t actually been credibly seen in person since December. The BM giving updates on her cancelled events and noting further extensions of her prolonged absence while ignoring the elephant in the room is interesting. Btw, where’s Kate?

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      Yes, the message here is definitely, Remember dear old Kate? She and the Queen Mum are so similar!

      Instead of actually seeing her, they remind us that at least she exists or existed. Very weird.

  12. SamuelWhiskers says:

    Well yeah I can easily believe that Kate’s longterm plans (at least, prior to whatever the hell is going on currently) involve heavy daily drinking.

  13. Tarte au Citron says:

    There are times when I despair of the English history curriculum. They think QM was a fluffy grandma type. She was *so* right-wing, my goodness.

    Blowing everyone else’s money and never held accountable for it. Is it any wonder that Andrew & Charles thought this was OK and emulated the same behaviour.

    Anyway, long-term strategy isn’t Kate’s job. That’s Eggy, and he can’t see past today’s hashtags & headlines.

    • Lucy says:

      Yes, I thought everyone blamed her for Charles extravagant taste and imperiousness. Oddly, I don’t think of Kate having extravagant taste, but I think that’s because her clothes are so underwhelming I forget that they’re also ungodly expensive.

  14. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    The queen mum was a raging racist, was cruel and cutting to her son in law Phillip, interfered in the queen’s rule, coddled Charles and William, helping to make them the men they are today so, yeah Kate’s just like her.

    • Tessa says:

      She was on good terms with Snowdon who was emotionally abusive to Margaret

    • OliviaOne says:

      Ah, glad someone else remembers history correctly. What the heck is this article supposed to be? And comparing her popularity with Diana’s so in proxy Khate is as.. what? More popular than Diana? Whatever they are having, I want one too cause these people are hihihi on something.

      • equality says:

        They must have been polling racist royalists. I can see Di being unpopular there.

  15. Tessa says:

    More st Kate spin. The queen mum did actually do a lot more appearances than Kate. The queen mum would criticize kates lazy ways.

    • Liz says:

      The QM was also an insufferable old snob who’d have said she was too ‘ordinary’

  16. Tessa says:

    Kate has zilch ideas. And no clear vision.

  17. Mads says:

    It’s not a coincidence that this puff piece and yesterday’s Early Years briefing coincides with another surge on social media questioning Kate being missing since Christmas Day and speculation surrounding her health.
    KP definitely monitors Twitter, TikTok etc and took action to try and dampen another frenzy that necessitated the video announcement of her cancer.

  18. Eurydice says:

    So weird. The woman has cancer – she’s planning how to get through the day, never mind 15 years into the future.

  19. Mimi says:

    You’d think the British media had learned their lesson after trying to pass off an obviously doctored photo of Kate that they needed to stop being propagandists for KP. It is utterly bizarre that they keep writing articles about her as if everything is normal when they don’t even know if she is alive or in a vegetative state. Billy is making a real fool out of them.

  20. Feeshalori says:

    They’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel for nonsensical stories now. Meanwhile, the elephant in the room they should be addressing is where is Kate and what is her condition?

  21. sparrow says:

    The queen mother was a sort of Barbara Cartland figure growing up. She was liked. But as you get older and read more, you find out she was as tight as all hell and would argue over staff wages and pensions, wanting to give them the bare minimum, kick them out of accommodation as soon as their roles were redundant, even penny pinch their Christmas gifts. She was also given to saying really nasty extreme right wing stuff, pro Nazi things, particularly after a drink or two. On another vibe, the photo of Kate at the top is one of the those I find extraordinary, like her face is totally gauze. That level of photoshop is nothing the other members of the BRF get/request. Totally unreal, almost laughably unreal, particularly when she is surrounded by other people who look more normal.

    • Liz says:

      Totally right Sparrow. The King, Queen and Elizabeth and Margaret were pictured on a balcony giving nazi salutes.

      My sister was an army wife years ago and her husband worked for the QM and said she was a vile old battle axe.

  22. The Hench says:

    The only way Kate is similar to the QM is in her negative behaviours – as others have pointed out. In terms of what passes for ‘work’ in Royal Circles, the QM was an old fashioned trooper, refusing to retire and insisting on keeping to engagements, even when just out of hospital – which is the exact opposite of what we have now with Kate. Less than three months before her 101st birthday she was out at the Chelsea Flower Show for example…

    Honestly, these people just make stuff up to fill column inches. I doubt they even buy their own stories for a hot minute.

    • The Hench says:

      She was packing in more engagements in the weeks before her 100th birthday than Billy Idle has all this year: per the Guardian:

      “Less than three months before her 101st birthday, she attended the Chelsea Flower Show and appeared to have recovered from a collar bone injury.

      Then, in a surprise development, the Queen Mother was admitted to hospital on August 1 and was given an emergency blood transfusion after being diagnosed as suffering from anaemia.
      She was taken by car to the King Edward VII Hospital, in central London, and was able to walk unaided up the three steps into the private clinic.

      Considering her great age, the Queen Mother had been undertaking a hectic round of public and private engagements. On July 13 she had flown 80 miles by helicopter to Walmer Castle, near Deal, Kent, where she spent three nights and carried out official engagements as Warden of the Cinque Ports.

      She also attended a photocall on behalf of English Heritage and paid a private visit to Dover. On July 16 she flew back to London and began preparations for her next trip by helicopter on July 19 to Sandringham for the Norfolk village’s annual flower show the following Wednesday.

      She spent 90 minutes in the blistering heat, viewing the exhibits, shaking hands and chatting to people. While at Sandringham she hosted a house party, attended church and held a picnic lunch at Holkham beach.

      The Queen Mother flew to Windsor on July 27 and, despite feeling tired, insisted on going to Ascot races the following day, Saturday, to see the George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.

      She had lunch with friends on Sunday and returned to London on Monday, July 30. On July 31, Clarence House announced that the Queen Mother was resting, suffering from mild heat exhaustion.”

      • Royal Donwnfall Watcher says:

        LMFAO! I mean to be fair, I have done more work this morning than Bill and Cathy have done all year. But yes, it is shocking when you compare a 101 year old woman to a 40-something fit man and see the 40 something is lacking in effort.

      • Christine says:

        This is the kind of thing the British media SHOULD be pointing out! You did William’s bidding and abused Harry and Meghan out, you guys are stuck with him! You should probably figure out a way to make him show up so you still have jobs?

  23. Libra says:

    Prince Philip apparently disliked her.

  24. ML says:

    Why are they writing this when Kate hasn’t been seen in about 5 months?

    Next, the Sun et al used to compare Kate to Diana (made easier when Kate wore Diana-like clothing and wore her jewelry). The tabloids used to compare her actions to how William’s mother behaved as well.
    Now all of a sudden out of the blue there’s this piece comparing Kate to the Queen Mum (and it doesn’t seem backhanded). Was someone asking for this?

    • equality says:

      Maybe with Meghan wearing Di’s jewelry and PH being compared to Di, the decision is to malign Diana more and build up comparisons to other family members?

    • J JP says:

      They literally have nothing else to write about. The other royals are bores. I still can’t wrap my head around she and Charles both having cancer and hospitalizations at the same time. Why did I assume these people were frequently screened for illness and had full body scans annually? Makes me feel like there’s no hope for us normies.

      • Normal_Islander says:

        I also would have assumed the working royals have regular medical checks but not everyone with the means to do that goes in for it. Remember how much Charles loves his alternative medicine, I can imagine he has some distrust of proper doctors and isn’t keen on getting prodded by them.

        Beyond a guess that Kate got a fertility check before marrying William (just like Diana did before marrying Charles) I’d have no idea what the deal is for the other members of The Firm.

  25. Xylo says:

    Some of the royal commentators/fan fiction writers might think that writing obsequious, rosy-toned slop is a good way to ingratiate yourself with Kate and her family. I’d wager some of them hope that, when Kate’s exile comes to an end (no matter the reason she has been in exile), they’ve done a good job to position themselves as the most sympathetic of all the lapdogs, in order to win a “coming out”, or “return to public life” interview.

  26. Just Jade says:

    Of course she does. She stalked someone and chased away anyone around him until he married her and they both disliked certain people.

  27. Kateee says:

    And so the ramp up for trooping begins. It will be interesting to see, when she is absent, whether she gets a mention in the coverage or whether the rota will continue to ignore her existence at KP’s direction.

  28. Penny says:

    Sounds about right.
    Kate as a gin-soaked racist.

  29. Amy Bee says:

    The Queen Mother was also racist. But if the Palace wants to continue with that comparison so be it. I’m starting to think that Kate is not being seen because the Palace and William don’t want her to be seen.

    • CatMum says:

      Or she doesn’t want to be seen. Or can’t be, because she’s in a coma/has had a stroke/something else. If they could have wheeled her out while the Sussexes were in Nigeria, you know they would have.

  30. drgnflyathome says:

    It does seem like people have forgotten about her. I’m surprised there aren’t articles about flowers, cards, or gifts being sent to KP, or flowers being sent to Windsor for her, or her patronages doing something in her honor while she’s out. It just doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of talk about how much the public misses her, except for a random person at William’s engagements asking how she’s doing. It’s just the rota writing stories like this to try to keep her in people’s minds. Unless I’ve missed something. Out of sight, out of mind. I just feel like if Diana, or even the Queen, had been ill, people would have flocked to Charles’ appearances with well wishes and flowers

  31. Sue says:

    The royal writers really need to move with the times. Kate is being compared to the Queen Mother and Meghan has been compared to Wallis Simpson. Unless someone under 50 is very interested in royal history they are not going to care. At all.

    • BeanieBean says:

      😏 Once those boomers & gen-x-ers retire, what’ll the royal coverage be like? I find the idea interesting; no longer supportive & sycophantic, would be my guess. Possibly no coverage at all.

  32. QuiteContrary says:

    The Sun’s royal editor should be trying to figure out where the hell Kate is. Or maybe he already knows — in which case, he ought to report it.

    No one needs a tick-tock of her daily routine. But Kate is living off the public dime. She can’t make one appearance at, say, a medical facility to thank health care workers, like Charles did?

    • Magdalena says:

      The sun’s royal editor doesn’t give a hoot about kkkate because he is too busy stalking H + M all over the world. He’s the creep who sneakily snapped a photo of them in Dusseldorf from too close for comfort quarters and who claimed to have travelled to California to investigate divorce rumours. He was also outed as having attended the Invictus service the other day while attempting to pretend that he had not.

  33. Lisa says:

    Kate who? Out of sight out of mind! By the time her disappearance is explained it will be too late! Seems like no one cares that she and two of her children have disappeared!

  34. kelleybelle says:

    Enough with the bullsh*t. Kate doesn’t have a single “long-term vision” whatsoever between her ears. Come off it, lol.

    • Henny Penny says:

      This has always been precisely the point of Kate. She was hired on as a working uterus and to provide an attractive distraction from William’s inadequacies (While never, ever outshining him. All jobs I think she’s done admirably.), and it looks like William fired her without cause.

      I do feel pity for Kate. Her stage mother filled her empty head with nonsense about wealth and privilege without maybe mentioning that the road from POW to QE is literally littered with dead bodies. At least most of the ones from the past got a trial first. Poor Kate. Where is she?

  35. Beach Dreams says:

    The only long-term vision Kate ever had was clinging on for that crown, and even that seems up in the air now. All the comparisons to QM fit since they’re both racist alcoholics (and probably some other substance abuse by Kate, but anyway), so there’s that I guess.

  36. L4Frimaire says:

    This is just fan fiction. Who knows where she is or how she’s doing at this point. There’s been too much bungling and outright lies and misinformation so who cares what her “vision “ is. Assume this was put out by some KP flunky to fill a news story quota.

  37. zinjazin says:

    Now they are saying that early years have given a boost to the UK economy by
    47 billion pound, lol its at newsweek I think.

  38. Doppelgangers R'Us says:

    The first comparison I thought of was: they are both well known racists. But following close behind was are: they both cold and moldering somewhere?

    #AI does not proof of life make!
    The Queen Mum is not a good choice for roll model by most standards. But is harder working as a stiff than Billy Idle.

  39. Over it says:

    Well from what I know they both have racism in common. The queen mom was a huge racist and so is steely Kate the great . The queen mom seems to want to run the queen life and Kate mom runs hers so I guess there is that .

  40. Monlette says:

    It was easier for the Queen Mother than Kate? The Queen Mother had to literally dodge bombs sent down by Hitler.

  41. Me the queen says:

    She a lazy do nothing kind of person! Just like her do nothing husband

  42. Patricia says:

    Wouldn’t it help to be conscious when making long term plans?

  43. SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

    Permanently drunk money-grasping self-absorbed racist snob? OK then.

  44. AC says:

    And who knows when or if we’ll ever see K out again in public with real people.