Royalist: It’s possible Princess Kate will remain ‘absent from public life’ all year

I said this months ago on the Gossip with Celebitchy podcast, and it’s still true today: I have yet to come up with one overarching theory for the Princess of Wales’s absence from public life, the contradictory reports on health, the wild briefings from Kensington Palace when they reportedly knew Kate had cancer, the Mother’s Day frankenphoto, the mysterious “sightings” of someone vaguely resembling “Kate,” and the behavior of the Windsors AND the Middletons. Every time I think “oh, I guess this or that is happening,” some other thing doesn’t make sense. So I’m left reading the effects and the appearances. It appears that Buckingham Palace took over Kensington Palace’s clownish comms operation in March. It appears that heaven and earth is being moved to protect William, not Kate. It appears that the Windsors are quite pleased that, within the past two months, they’ve reined in the British media on the subject of Kate and her health. The messaging has been much more disciplined and there appears to be a palace timeline being executed.

We’re entering June, a time when many people hoped to see or hear from Kate in some way, even if it was a general health update and a photo. We’re not getting that. Instead, we’re getting the message that no one will see Kate for many more months. Richard Eden reported that in the Mail this week, that Kate likely wouldn’t be seen publicly until the fall. Now “sources” tell The Daily Beast that Kate likely won’t have any public appearances this entire year, but they might do another “video” update on her health.

Kate will likely be away for the whole year: One source said they do not expect to see Kate back in any kind of public-facing role in the medium term, adding it was possible she would remain absent from public life for the rest of the year. The source said: “Lots of people involved in planning need to know what all the principals are doing a long way in advance. I am told that Kate’s diary for this year is empty. There is nothing planned. She may not appear in public for the rest of the year.”

A video update? Asked how the Palace would deal with the inevitable resurgence of conspiracy theories and speculation that a protracted absence would provoke, The Daily Beast’s source said: “I would not rule out another video message updating the country on her health. That proved to be a very effective way of keeping the conspiracy theorists at bay.”

The Wales family is going to Norfolk today: A friend of Kate and William told The Daily Beast: “The key thing for her now is avoiding any kind of stress or anxiety and just getting on with the business of getting better. They will bail out and be off to Sandringham the moment school breaks up.”

Kate is only “confiding” in her family, not William’s friends: The friend said that Kate has preferred to lean on and confide in her family rather than her and William’s circle of friends, many of whom will be at the Duke of Westminster’s wedding next month (along with her husband who is best man). They said: “The circle of trust is tiny. She has been surrounded by Carole and Michael, and (sister) Pippa and (brother) James have obviously been there for her as well. They are an incredibly tight family, and Catherine feels absolutely confident relying on them. They have been there for her for decades and never let her down.”

She’s not working from home either: There is no doubt her office is certainly managing expectations downwards when it comes to the question of her return to work….While making clear she had read the [Early Childhood] report and been kept updated on it, and that her office was on top of things, the statement carefully avoided any suggestion she was spending her days sitting up in bed with a computer. A source described as a “senior royal aide” went further when it came to explicitly downplaying any suggestions she had an ongoing daily workload, telling the Mail: “She will return to work when she has had the green light from doctors.”

The kids’ half-term starts today: Kate and William are expected to “bail out” of their Windsor home on Friday, one friend said. They are likely to spend the short holiday at the family’s country house, Anmer Hall, on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where there is plenty of room for her mother and father (Carole and Michael Middleton), to stay, and privacy is easy to enforce thanks to a protective local community, many of whom are either friends with or work for the royals in some capacity.

Kate hasn’t been to her kids’ school events, but she possibly did a few drop-offs: The Daily Beast has been told by fellow parents at the smart private school which Kate’s children attend that she has not been seen at the sports matches and the other school events she and her husband usually religiously attend. However, she is understood to have done occasional school runs, one parent said, but while keeping a low profile. “There have been rumors she has done drop-off, but I haven’t seen her since the video,” said one. “We all feel very protective of her. Ask anyone at the school—they are amazing parents.”

[From The Daily Beast]

The weekend before Kate’s cancer-announcement video, “sources” swore up and down that Kate was seen at her kids’ sporting event AND that she was seen at the Windsor Farm Store. Now they’re admitting that was all a lie? I mean, we knew that at the time, but the palace’s refusal to acknowledge that they have zero credibility these days is remarkable. From January on, it just feels like we’ve been fed one lie after another, about everything. Lies about Kate’s condition, lies about the timelines of recovery and illness, lies about why William pulled out events, lies about who took photos, lies about who was actually in certain photos, lies about when photos were taken. As for Kate not being seen all year minus some, um, suspicious “videos,” again, there is such a credibility issue here.

(Sidenote: I’ve long believed that Kate has been in Norfolk for much of the year anyway – I’ve always had my doubts that she’s been in Windsor or London when the palace has claimed.)

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  1. It’s possible that Can’t may never be seen again. That’s my theory. We have seen no legit pictures or videos of her since December of last year. Wherever they have her hidden there can be no pictures. They have disappeared her and go on with these nonsense stories and lies.

    • Persephone says:

      That’s what I believe too.
      She won’t be seen again because she can’t be seen (if indeed she’s still alive).

      • I think she is alive, had surgery likely ulcerative colitis ( my husband is a pathologist) that can become malignant and has chemo for cancer and has a colostomy or ileostomy bag BUT i feel she may have suffered a stroke or some other cardiac incident. It doesn’t happen often but my husband had a heart attack on the table. He ended up with 5 stents and rehab because he had a fractured hip, the reason for the surgery. She may need speech therapy, have to learn to walk again or as some believe a major marriage problem.

    • Ginger says:

      I don’t see Kate coming back to public life again.

    • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

      We wont see can’t again. They cant have a racist queen and willie doesn’t want to spend a lifetime with her. It was announced she and charles were the racists, she had to show face for her schedule xmas event, and then disappeared. Now they both have cancer…

      • Kokiri says:

        As much as I’d like to believe it’s about her racist comments, I don’t.
        If anything, the comments would endear her.
        The entire RF is racist, she fits right in.

        Something more sinister is at play here. She either can’t, or won’t, make public appearances.
        My vote is can’t. She physically, mentally, emotionally, cannot.

        Stroke (remember her face dropping down during the Caribbean tour?) or a break down.

        Either way, she is gone.

      • Jess says:

        I do indeed remember the weird asymmetry of her face back then, but I am not sure how it jives with a stroke theory? If she had a stroke then, why would she suddenly disappear now? When you survive a stroke, you usually improve with time and therapy, not get worse. Personally, I sincerely doubt they would have continued with the tour if she had a stroke during or right before it.
        If she had a stroke now, then her face back then looked like that for a different reason and proves nothing. Are we saying she had 2 strokes? Seems unlikely for someone of her age, fitness level, and access to healthcare.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        @Kokiri I totally agree that whatever physical health issue she has, it’s probably true, but it’s probably true that she doesn’t only have those issues. She probably has so many mental health issues, and some
        other problematics that just dont fit in with in with whatever image they need, the stepping up that she probably cant do, the pressure that she probably cant take, combined to everything else.

      • Zebra says:

        It’s always something I want to ask. But where did the Charles being racist come from? I’ve read the articles written on this site. The news I read was that Kate had discussed or written to Charles about the skin colour of Meghan or her baby, and suddenly per the narrative I’ve observed on this site, that makes Charles a racist? Are there reports about what Charles said or wrote that can validate him being racist? If not, calling him a racist simply by him being in associating to a racist (Kate) when she was the one that said or wrote something racist is simply resorting to Spanish Inquisition style.

      • Mel says:

        I actually believe that Kate is the one refusing to show her face. I think she wants something and is playing the long game. No way would her family sit by quietly if something was done to her

      • poppedbubble says:

        @Zebra – Here’s a link to an ABC news report. One of many around the time.

      • Zebra says:

        @popperdbubble – Yes, that is the news that I was referring to. And if you actually read the article instead of the title, the background of why Charles wrote to Meghan was explained by the book’s own author:
        “The names were mentioned in letters between Meghan and Charles that were exchanged sometime after the Oprah [Winfrey] interview,” Scobie told ABC News in an interview that aired Monday on “Good Morning America.” “We know from sources that Charles was horrified that that’s how Meghan felt those conversations were, and that he wanted to, sort of as a representative of his family, have that conversation with her.”

      • seaflower says:

        Agree with Kokiri – I think there is a serious mental health issue at play here. Remember all last year she gradually became more disheveled ie hair, the tapped fingers etc. i hope she gets the help she needs, but I don’t think we will see her back in public for a long while, and een then only for big occassions where she doesn’t need to interact personally with people.

    • antipodean says:

      You are so right, @Susan Collins. They have indeed “disappeared” her, and Pegs and the Rota are trying to gaslight the whole world that she is still alive and kicking. There have been more sightings of Nessie in the last few months. I do feel sorry for those poor kids. I wonder what in Hades they think is happening to their Mum?

      • Jess says:

        This definitely has shades of QAnon. Come on, such a massive conspiracy is highly unlikely. Besides, what’s the end game? Later this year, they pretend that they misplaced her and can’t find her? Sooner or later, they will have to produce her, there’s no way out of it, and if things are as nefarious as you say, it will hurt them potentially even more, in a “coverup worse than a crime” kind of way.
        I think it’s far more likely that she’s truly not feeling well and she doesn’t want to show her face because she can afford not to. Frankly, in her position, I probably wouldn’t either.

      • Agnes says:

        @Jess, It’s not “shades of QAnon” to suspect the BRF of no good, and to cover up for the protection of William or whomever. See Diana, Prince Andrew, the two disabled cousins of the Queen Mum, Lord Mountbatten etc etc for historical parallels. They don’t have to produce her, they can just make more AI bench deepfakes forever. Kate’s just an avatar at this point.

      • Liz says:

        Kokiri and Jess – too much Botox can result in facial drooping which can look like a stroke. Maybe that’s what happened on the tour.

      • The Hench says:

        People keep pulling up Diana and the disabled cousins as ‘proof’ that the BRF would do something nefarious to Kate and then cover up her death for months.

        Come on now. These things are not the same. There is plenty of evidence to show that what killed Diana was a series of unfortunate incidents – any one of which, had it not happened, would have seen her live and none of which could have been planned.

        Those cousins were non royal relatives on the Bowes Lyon side. They had no public profile so hiding them in a home wasn’t some great orchestrated cover up. I mean it demonstrated an appalling attitude towards the disabled but no more than that.

        This though? Hiding the fact that the most popular, photographed and talked about member of the UK Royal family has DIED for months and months? Keeping quiet ALL the press, ALL the staff, ALL the protection officers, ALL the friends, ALL the family, ALL the children – seriously??? And what the hell FOR??? It would be the most extraordinary and difficult and expensive (and imo, impossible) operation and I can’t think of ONE good reason why the hell they would.

        I mean the equivalent would actually be covering up that Diana had died in Paris…

      • equality says:

        @Hench Di’s death couldn’t have been planned to the letter, but withdrawing her security and a few leaks about where she was or even sending paps to chase her and then eventually you get lucky that an accident happens. I don’t see Kate’s actual death being covered up though. They would have gone for full-on sympathy of the public if she were dead.

      • Bettyrose says:

        @Equality – Thank you. That’s the thing about Diana’s death. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a series of well documented actions that were repeated in identical order for H&M. But Kate hadn’t become an inconvenience to the BRF. They’re hiding something but not a palace orchestrated hit. Very possibly protecting Will, though.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        While I firmly believe the royal machine could hide the fact that she has died, why would they? They could just say a wayward blood clot caused her death and no one would be the wiser. Even if William caused the medical issues/death he would be protected and the truth covered up. Bonus for William; he would be able to milk the grieving widower and avoid the shame of a divorce.

        So I don’t believe Kate is dead. I do believe she has a cognitive impairment that prevents her from appearing as she usually does. Whatever is going on I hope she fully recovers.

      • Eurydice says:

        @The Hench – exactly, there is no good reason to hide a death. They can just put her in a box and plant her in the ground, with very few questions asked. And a conspiracy to obscure cause of death would be easier and involve fewer people than a prolonged one to hide the death altogether.

      • Becks1 says:

        There is absolutely zero reason to hide her death. If they are trying to hide the cause of death, then its just a matter of faking the death certificate in January vs faking it now, and faking it now (or in a few months) involves a much bigger cover up.

      • Lauren says:

        If they’ve really “disappeared” her, then how do they not expect the truth to come out eventually. The kids will know enough to know the stories are lies and they aren’t likely to keep that completely quiet all their lives. The truth will get out somehow.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        Hench, I agree, it makes no sense, if something criminal had happened then it would have been sensible to have announced her death sooner than this and make out it was complications after the operation, or claim that they found stage 4 cancer, We have certainly been lied to and we don’t know why. The speculation will continue.

      • Christine says:

        I agree, she’s definitely not dead.

        Death would be William’s ideal get out of jail free card, he could milk the mourning single father image for all that it is worth and not have to spend a single pound in divorce settlements.

        There would be endless BS about how can he ever find a woman who can step in and mother to perfection like Katie Keen who Never Put a Foot Wrong did? His best case scenario for recovering any of the miles and miles of goodwill he had for losing his mother so young is Kate being dead, ruthless as that sounds.

      • Zebra says:

        You guys are serious overestimating the power of BRF. Whilst yes no doubt that they are powerful in some cases, especially behind the scenes, hiding a death in such an age of plebiscite democracy is brazen and actually counterproductive to their hard mentained power position if ever the news gets out, and it invariably will get out, especially at our digital age.
        It seems you guys really do not follow even the slightest basic political arrangement of the British state. The monarch by convention always take counsel from his ministers and counsellors of state, and that means not only the current cabinet ministers in administration, but also the opposite senior Labour party memberships who are also counsellors of state. The triangle maintains a balance of power in the form of parliament. The monarch isn’t going to get away even if the Tories are in his pocket, which they aren’t, and we are not even talking about the Labours who habours quite a few republicans in their membership.

      • Megan says:

        I tend to think her fell out from chemo and she doesn’t want to be seen until it grows back. She loves her hair.

    • Emmy says:

      If she really is gone, why wouldn’t they just announce it after the surgery, saying there were complications, yada yada yada, and she died? It would have been so much easier than having to drag this out, creating fake videos and sightings.

      • Agnes says:

        That’s exactly what makes me believe that there were some severe post-op (or post-injury) complications and she’s in some sort of physical limbo where she can’t be declared dead, and she can’t be filmed in a natural setting to counter Sussex successes without freaking everyone TF out. The Institution is only hurting itself by acting so cagily.

      • JENNIFER says:

        They still have plenty of time to announce that she didn’t survive, chemo.

      • Liz says:

        Equality- I don’t think they would. They don’t want another Diana situation with a shocking sudden announcement where worldwide floodgates opened.

        They’d rather have a slow build up through an illness narrative.

      • Julianna says:

        @Liz. I just saw you comment after I posted my reply to Emmy. That’s EXACTLY what I think too.

      • Christine says:

        Agreed, that family can’t have another sudden shocking death.

      • Elvira says:

        I don’t think that she has died, but I do think that her death may be imminent. It seems awfully strange that both William and Charles suddenly cancelled all of their events until July. Maybe a coincidence though.

    • Lau says:

      That would be a very strange and public way to just make her disapear but it wouldn’t be surprising coming from people who don’t seem to have a clue about what they’re doing.
      All of this mess can only get people to talk and speculate about Kate.

      • Liz says:

        Hey Julianna – I’m always in total agreement with what you say. And you say it better too!

    • ariel says:

      So- this is a weird take, but we all know Kate values her hair and uses it as a security blanket, and uses wiglets, etc to bulk it up.
      Chemo often robs people of their hair.
      Do you think its possible, she does not want any picture ever to see her with short/thinned out/ no hair? And as it won’t regrow until the preventative course of chemo is over.
      She does not want to be seen again until she does not look like someone who has been treated by chemo (which is in some ways a poison).

      Could it be about simple vanity?

      I mean the fact that KP centers everything on William does make all of their actions more suspicious. But i do wonder if it could be that simple.

    • SpankyB says:

      I think she’s lost her hair and isn’t secure enough to show herself in public. Not a big deal. When enough grows back and she can have a cute hair style she’ll be back.

      If something dreadful did happen to her the BRF would play it up and not keep it a secret, and of course they would lie about what happened especially if Huevo did something to her. She would be the martyr for the royal family. Poor Willliam, losing his wife! Poor King losing the daughter he always wanted! We must support them and get them through it!

      It would be a boon for the royal family for something bad to happen to her, so I don’t believe any of the conspiracies.

      • Jaded says:

        Occam’s Razor says it all boils down to the simplest solution — something terrible happened to her and Huevo was responsible for it. All the lies from the palaces, rota, the family backing off from him, the Midds nowhere to be seen, the faux photos and videos, it all points to one thing — William caused it. We can conjecture all we like about what went down, what her mysterious illness is, where she is, etc. to no avail. Those who know are keeping it locked down tighter than an Egyptian tomb to protect the heir even though they appear to despise him. He must be protected at all costs.

      • Fifty-50 says:

        Lol Jaded can I borrow your Occam’s Razor? Mine has been turned into an electric rotary shaver with three speeds and five settings, I no longer know which way is up. Feels like the “speculate on what the fuck is happening with Sussexit” days right now.

      • Bettyrose says:

        A few months ago the vanity angle seemed possible, but this has dragged on into the realm of can’t appear in public, but perhaps still in the realm of she might reappear someday healthy enough for plausible excuses to be offered for the lengthy absence.

      • Jess says:

        That’s some “simplest solution”, lol

      • smee says:

        I think this is the most probable situation. Death by partner. Would explain a lot. The drunken appearance at events by him afterwards. The fake Kate. Someone still wants to be king. And if she’s not gone, she was assaulted by her partner and will never resume her public role. Mrs Ed seemed downright giddy these days too. No way they’ll ever keep this undercover forever.

      • Very persuasive argument @jaded. Plus remembering all of the deceit around this whole issue is telling, and you’re right, it all protects William.

      • bettyrose says:

        This is where I’m landing more and more. She’s alive but not in a condition for public appearances, and there is at least some possibility of her making a full recovery to the point of being able to pretend nothing ever happened and explain it all away. If there were any finality to the situation (she’s dead, they’re getting divorced, whatever) a solid spin would already be in place.

      • Dilettante says:

        Jaded, I’m with you on this.

      • SamuelWhiskers says:

        “Secret murder and massive conspiracy to cover it up and pull a Weekend at Bernie’s with a dead household name celebrity” is the absolute polar opposite of Occams Razor.

        She’s very very obviously not dead. There’s no way that would work with the British death process, as it would be a massive conspiracy involving hundreds of people having to keep their mouths shut. The Middletons all being willing to overlook their own child being MURDERED for basically no reason (they’re clearly not being paid off, since they’re still in debt, and as awful as they are, they’re not “will accept money to overlook their child’s murder” awful).

        This conspiracy theory also requires three not that young children to remain silent for the whole entire rest of their lives, and pretend their dead mother is still alive!!

        And there’s literally no reason.

        Kate dying would be a massive win for William and the whole family: no divorce, excuse to not work a day until Louis is 18, guaranteed public and press sympathy. There’s simply no reason to invent a vast, incredibly dangerous conspiracy theory that only requires one person to crack and it would destroy the entire monarchy.

        Occams Razor is: she’s sick, probably more sick than they’re claiming, she’s also lazy and using her illness to not work, and that suits William (who doesn’t want her around) and the BRF (who always cover up and hide illness) just fine.

    • Eloise says:

      Or maybe she’s not receiving treatment in the UK anymore. They have the ability to go to the best cancer centers in the world. Regardless of the reasoning it’s her life and we should stop trying to sniff her out. Her family would speak up about her if they were concerned. She needs time with her family and stress wreaks havoc on the immune system.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        ‘We’ shall continue; this is, in part, this continuation of an ongoing conversation. You are welcome to cease your speculation if you choose.

      • Kit says:

        @Eloise Receiving treatment outside the UK is speculation.

        People will continue to think what they want because Kate and the royals along with the media have fanatically and obsessively made the royals a daily dump. No surprise people are hooked on their tawdry soap opera. They want to be known and talked about it. Well congrats on that achievement!

        It’s even more ridiculous when these useless royals are the biggest welfare kings and queens in the world and still whine incessantly for more, more, more.

        People talking about Kate is exactly what Kate wanted. That was the whole point of the Rota propaganda machine. Telling people they are behaving badly or being too nosy now because it’s uncomfortable means the royals are refusing to take responsibility for the monster sh*t storm they created.

        You know what will stop the speculations? Truth.
        And Stop with the propaganda. Shut down the public whining. Give up tax fundings. Fold the circus tent and go do actual work with less pomp and circumstance like other European royal houses. Or just go away and live off their unearned billions and pretend to do philanthropy.

      • Shawna says:

        This is a gossip site. We…gossip…here.

      • Christine says:

        LOL, Shawna! It is, in fact, the entire point of Celebitchy.

      • Underhill says:

        Kit: Well said. If The Princess of Wales didn’t want to be talked about, I guess she wouldn’t have posed for so many pics and leaked so much info to the gutter press. Its a bit late to try to stuff the toothpaste back in the tube now.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I think she had a stroke, so my guess is she won’t be seen in public until she has enough speech and physical therapy to appear somewhat normal. If that never happens, then she’ll be photographed from afar and not make any more “live” statements, only videos that can be manipulated.

      BTW, why did the palace recently say Kate won’t be seen until the doctors give her the green light? I thought they were only going to comment on significant milestones in her progress? Wasn’t that just status quo, and not significant progress?

      • Christine says:

        I think they were hoping that “Kate has a doctor’s note!” would quell the increase in speculation on social media. They bought themselves only so much time with the public, and it’s pretty clear it is up now.

    • Colleen says:

      I (along with many others) have said the same thing. She passed. This is all an elaborate ruse. Eventually there will be some news of her slipping into a coma or something and then poof – no more. I don’t for one second believe she is still alive. There is no health concern that would cause this total disappearing act of a Senior Royal. None.

      • Liz says:

        Colleen. I feel exactly the same. She’s not appearing because she is no longer around.

    • Carmen says:

      Concha Calleja was right.
      That’s my take and I’m sticking to it.

  2. Piper says:

    Well I hope her parents are able to protect her. Who can just drop out of life without there being some questions or sightings – much less a public figure.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      The narrative that she is being “protected” by her family is another alarming aspect for me. From whom or what is she being protected?

      • Harper says:

        If Kate is mentally incapacitated, is William the one who is in charge of her medical decisions? That would scare me. If I had a husband who wanted me gone when I was healthy, how awful would it be if I slipped into unconsciousness and he got to decide what medical path to take? I wonder CarolE and Mike had to fight to get in there and have some agency for their daughter’s recovery options.

      • Underhill says:

        Interesting. The Middletons might now be more interested in a divorce: so they could obtain control over Kate, rather than the despised William and RF. How William might feel about that is interesting too…from his point of view I think it might– to be cold– have been easier if she had died. Which is the problem, from the Middleton point of view.

      • acha says:

        I don’t trust the Middletons at all — look at their financial situation. I’m not sure they are in any position to help Kate.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        acha, they own a 4 million pound house, they are not short of a bob or two, they could easily sell up and with sensible investment buy a smaller house and a home for Kate and live comfortably for the rest of their lives.

      • Proud Mary says:

        They gave away the game when they talk about her like she’s a child or an invalid. Why can’t she protect herself?

    • Jess says:

      I don’t understand the question. Kate, that’s who. She is in a very unique position to do just that – she’s a rich woman in a decorative position with access to massive real estate. A poor woman can’t drop out of life, a rich woman in a consequential position can’t drop out of her life, but why can’t she? Her boss is family, she has staff to do everything that regular Moms do, she can do walks and yoga in complete privacy of a palatial estate, etc.

      @Brassy Rebel
      this narrative is made up by people who have 0 information, so why would it be alarming?

      • Interested Gawker says:

        “Her boss is family”

        That cuts both ways though, can’t it? We do not know if Kate is in a position to make her own decisions and what’s happening to date does not conform to her or her mother’s regular patterns. Kate may be unable to advocate for herself because her husband and the BRF won’t let her and have silenced Carole Middleton’s attempts to bring their narrative forward.

    • Liz says:

      Jaded – 💯🎯

  3. square_bologna says:

    “Mom’s up on the roof.” 🙄

  4. MY3CENTS says:

    Surprise surprise!

  5. Louise177 says:

    I really want to know what’s wrong with Kate. I’ve never heard of not being seen or able to work for a year because of cancer before. It’s just really weird and I don’t know if they can justify it much longer. They only bought a short amount of time with the cancer video.

    • Ginger says:

      I agree. My cousin had a rare form of cancer in her sinus and needed very aggressive chemo. She is a nurse and still worked 12 hour days. No one is saying she needs to go back to full time royal work but not even a sighting is weird. I also find it weird that Kate is only keeping her immediate family informed and not her or Will’s friends. When you are going through this you need all the support and strength you can get. It’s very odd.

    • Eloise says:

      Louise, Lots of people go on hiatus from work. Especially if they have to travel for treatment.

      • sparrow says:

        I agree with Eloise that people do take breaks. And, goodness, if you were rich, with family and staff and the best care in the world, why wouldn’t you. But Kate is a public figure, whose job is being up front and centre in the public eye. This kind of absence for this kind of person is astonishing. She could do some thank you’s from home, or even via William. It’s almost as if we are continually being told to back off; the blinds are down. She must be very ill. Very very ill.

      • Kit says:

        Sure people can go on “hiatus” from work (yes, we all know pointing at pie charts is the toughest job in the world). BUT normal, honest people don’t lie, distribute to major news outlets a manipulated photo as real, or questionable videos as proof of life.

        People who don’t have anything to hide don’t do these shady stuff. They don’t dig into their lies. They don’t resort to such bad behaviors if they have nothing to hide.

        So all the speculations and why people don’t trust the British monarchy is ALL on the whole rotten institution.

      • SueBarbri33 says:

        I agree Sparrow. My only conclusion now is that Kate is very, very ill. That’s the only answer that makes any sense at all at this point. It explains everything.

      • Shawna says:

        @Kit is right – what “lots of people do” is no yardstick for what the Royal Family does.

      • SamuelWhiskers says:

        Exactly. Even with how lazy Kate is, she wouldn’t miss Wimbledon or other events she loves.

        She’s obviously very ill. It may not be cancer, theories about a stroke or coma might be correct. And her bad marriage is probably a factor, in that there’s no appetite to get her back out, or to protect her properly.

        KP’s bad PR and lazy staff no doubt play a role here too.

        But she’s obviously not dead, and there’s no explanation that makes sense other than serious illness.

    • NotTheOne says:

      Me, too. This makes the stories about her being deathly ill seem more plausible. I wonder if she has a type of cancer with a high mortality rate and wants to spend the rest of her days doing what she wants to do.

      • Becks1 says:

        this has been one of my theories and the longer this goes on the more I think it may be what’s going on – that she is a lot sicker than we’re being told and for some reason KP is desperately trying to cover that up.

        But what KP is doing wrong – yet again – is emphasizing that she won’t be back to work for months and months. that’s going to raise more questions because everyone know someone with cancer who continued to work or live their life unless they were very very sick from the cancer and/or treatment.

        the most interesting part about this is the line from the parent at Lambrook – Kate hasn’t been to any sport or school events, this person hasn’t seen her since the video even though they’ve “heard” she’s done a few drop offs (but they haven’t actually seen her doing the drop offs.)

        Meanwhile someone (KP? Camp Middleton?) told us in March she was at all the events, she was doing the school run, etc. So I guess that was just another lie (which we kind of knew but still.)

        Anyway, for whereabouts, I think Sandringham or her parents house makes the most sense. She could be at Wood Farm for extended stays since we know that was set up to accommodate Phillip.

      • Div says:

        I know someone who had ovarian cancer, and it was terrible. I’m sure there are exceptions, but if you have the money/health care I absolutely believe staying home in that case is the best choice. It’s very bad. I think the Palace is covering it up, because Ovarian cancer is often a death sentence (and you often get Adjuntave chemo with it, but it comes back :(.

        I’m kind of tired of the conspiracy theories. I don’t even care much for Kate, but the BBC video was confirmed by the BBC. And while I don’t care much for her or William, the domestic violence or “she’s pretending to have cancer because of a divorce” thing is insane.

        BRF probably handled this is a very messy way because she and Will might be living separate lives, and they did a U Turn when they realized blaming Kate was getting Will bad publicity because Kate is fairly popular in the UK. I imagine they were panicked at the idea of “Will cheats on his wife, and abandoned her when she has a serious form of cancer” coming out in the tabloids, hence the messy job at covering it.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Nottheone and Becks – I just don’t understand why they’d lie about that though (having a terminal illness or stage of cancer). If anything, just TELLING THE TRUTH (if that’s the case) would buy them all the time in the world AND would give Willy a get out of work free card AND explain why the children apparently weren’t in school or the youngest two haven’t been seen. If this is the case, why do they keep pushing a narrative that is creating wild conspiracy theories?

        Nothing makes any sense.

      • Interested Gawker says:


        “but the BBC video was confirmed by the BBC.”

        BBC Studios confirmed they worked on it. There is no independent confirmation about that video and BBC News not being involved means all the information that would usually be public domain remains undisclosed. There is no way to know when that video was produced, how many times it was edited, whether they worked with POW directly or filmed someone in her place and added her features as post production. The director, producer and crew remain undisclosed. The background is a digital one. We have no idea if it was filmed at Windsor, as claimed, or on a soundstage or if it was, essentially, a digital animation in which no POWs were harmed in the making of that video and we are staring at bits and bytes telling us ‘I’m getting stronger everyday’.

        That video is using ‘BBC’ as a smokescreen to pretend it had the News division’s high reputation to vouch for its legitimacy. It does not.

      • Becks1 says:

        Her being terminal makes a LOT more sense than her being dead or in rehab or Switzerland or something. they don’t want a death watch, they don’t want constant speculation every time a helicopter is seen flying from Windsor to London (is that Kate??? Is she about to die??) I know normal people who are vague about terminal diagnoses to prevent that kind of situation, so I can absolutely imagine Kate not wanting that information out there.

        I dont know why people keep harping on “independent confirmation” about that video. That is something we are NEVER going to get. We don’t get it about other royal videos, we aren’t getting it about this one, because KP doesn’t think they did anything wrong with the photos etc so they don’t think they need to provide any additional information.

      • Jess says:

        I sincerely hope you don’t ever understand it, but please stop saying it emphatically like it’s proof of something. Getting a terminal diagnosis is absolutely devastating, and wrapping your head around it takes a very long time. Some people never do, some people choose denial as the only way to cope. In that case, making a public announcement that she’s terminal would be downright cruel. Don’t ask me how I know.

        Exactly, thank you, I posted at the same time as you.

      • Rnot says:

        @Sussexwatcher I could see them deciding to keep a terminal diagnosis secret. She’s not the monarch or the heir so there are no constitutional implications. William was traumatized by the death of his mother and dealing with the mourning public. I doubt he’s had therapy to work through that. His kids possibly losing their mother even younger than he did might trigger a lot of feelings he stuffed away. Even if he doesn’t like her or want to be married to her anymore, I do think he cares about the kids and wouldn’t want them to experience what he did.

        I could see them later explaining that they didn’t want to have to manage public attention during her last months. It wouldn’t be like Diana, but I’m sure there would be some weird public death-watch vigil behavior and they may want to avoid that. I think the criticism would be very muted if it turned out that they lied to allow William and the kids to maximize their time with her during her last few months.

      • Jane says:

        Agree here. I think she has a very aggressive form of cancer which may have metastasized. The only way this makes sense is if you look at you as a young woman dying and the palace doing whatever they can to grant her privacy in her final months.

      • Jane says:

        There would be a weird public death watch too. Social media is nuts as are some of the comments here quite frankly. I think she is gravely ill and has a right to go into seclusion

      • Kit says:

        The only truth so far is the British royals lie and are lying now.

        Whether Kate is terminal, dead, in rehab or on strike is a pretty bad spin for the BRF.

        Lies tend to spin things out of control. And these are big lies.

        Do people really think Kate is terminal and then one day, the palace is going to send some dressed up royal crier to drop a death announcement? No matter how they handle this, lying about an illness is bad. Lying to cover up bad sh*t is even worse.

        It’s not as if we, the people, don’t get terminal illness or crippling diseases. People have way more grace and understanding IF they are dealt in an honest and respectful way. The royals have disrespected the people so all the doubts, the impatience, the speculations are self induced.

      • Interested Gawker says:


        I agree. That’s the most basic answer to explain all this; whether the catalyst was William or Kate (or both…) the truth of what happened is detrimental to the BRF as an institution and they don’t want that fact out there.

    • ShazBot says:

      I think she has some sort of illness like Crohn’s that was causing issues through the fall – she looked very ill all fall, lost weight and was wearing full on wigs.
      So she had major surgery to address it and they found cancerous cells, so now she’s on chemo and also still dealing with the Crohn’s/gut stuff and she is very sick.
      So she probably looks awful and does not want to be seen. She is very vain.

      They have also spent 14 years setting her up as the perfect Princess. And the perfect Princess can’t have a pooping illness and look sick or imperfect in public. So she’s hiding and they don’t want to tell anyone any details. They’d rather keep it a mystery. KP is a clown show and messed it all up, but they’ve hired better people now or something because they aren’t actively lying now at least.

      Anyways, I don’t think it’s some huge conspiracy. She is sick and she doesn’t want to be seen until she better, and that could possibly not be until the fall or next year.

      • Jess says:

        thank you, all these theories are getting out of control. I think your take is the most likely, except I even think she doesn’t have to be THAT sick. Honestly, if I were that rich, I’d take a year off as well, I wish everyone could have that option. And it makes you reassess your priorities big time, it didn’t look like she terribly cared about what us peasants think of her before this, but I’m sure she cares even less now, so the thought of making an effort to do thank you-s is probably not a welcome one.

      • Chaine says:

        ITA, we aren’t seeing her because she herself is unhappy with her appearance and dreading the tabloid frenzy over her looking anything less than perfect. Of course, the longer she remains out of view, the more anticipation builds and the worse the furor will be if she has actually got something wrong with her face, or gained weight, or cannot conceal hair loss.

      • Harper says:

        But if it’s only Kate’s vanity and wanting to be 100 percent back to normal before showing her face, why have the Middletons and Charlotte and Louis been MIA for all of 2024? Why did they try and fake us out and present different versions of healthy Kate instead of just saying she’s ill but will recover fine. They’ve never said she will recover.

      • tankerbelle says:

        It is my sincere hope that Kate is just fat. I’ve thought for a long time that she was getting some sort of inpatient treatment. If it was for an eating disorder her body would swell and change a lot once it was getting sufficient nutrients again. Regardless of what her treatment was for initially, her body was underweight before she disappeared, so I’m actually HOPING she’s just put on weight and is uncomfortable being seen in public now. That’s the least ominous theory I can come up with that fits all the facts and the open ended timeline.

      • ShazBot says:

        @Harper but we don’t usually see them. The family never gets papped unless they’ve set it up themselves. Carole is barely ever seen either, except at royal events, and given her financial mess, it makes sense she’s hiding. James and Pippa are still living normally.
        People are acting like Kate never disappears, but she does ALL THE TIME. When she’s not working, we never see her. Extremely rare photos get posted but they are always very locked down. Look, we don’t even know where they’ve been holidaying since Meghan came on the scene. It’s not weird that we haven’t seen them out, we never do.

      • Becks1 says:

        We HAVE seen the Middletons though. We saw Carole in the car pic (people can debate whether its Kate, but it was definitely Carole), we saw Pippa living her best life at St. Barts, James Middleton is sending dog food to Richard Eden and announced his memoir etc and posting pictures on IG of his family.

        The Middletons PR has gone MIA (although it did seem to make a comeback for a while there), but the Middletons themselves have not. Besides that missing PR, there is nothing weird about the Middletons’ behavior in general right now.*

        *I do think its weird we didn’t see them visiting Kate in the hospital, but I am of the opinion that she was home before they ever announced her surgery, so that makes sense.

      • Harper says:

        It’s weird that we didn’t see the Middletons visiting Kate in the London Clinic. They very publicly visited her in the hospital when the children were born, and for a two week hospital stay for them not to have waltzed by and waved to the press and their cameras is just a big hole in the coverup that Willy missed in his panicked planning. A big hole that EVERYONE noticed. Then there have been zero interviews with CarolE about Kate’s recovery journey, little anecdotes about managing a household temporarily missing its mother, and Kate interacting with her children while she’s recovering. Zero. Zip.

        And that was probably when we all first starting sensing that what KP was serving us was not on the up and up. So that’s why I don’t buy the Kate is hiding because she doesn’t look good angle. There was a coverup from the get-go and I don’t believe anything KP said or says or will say until Kate is pronounced dead or seen alive and well and walking of her own volition in public and seen by randoms.

    • Snaggletooth says:

      Let’s face it, they’ve bought themselves a ton of plausible deniability for maybe up to two years. She’s rich, vain, and looks/feels terrible goes a long, long way folks.

      Is it the usual course things take with cancer? Of course not. But there’s nothing forcing Kate out of the house and people know that. How many of us would just chill on our palatial estates even in the best of health? I don’t actually believe that it’s just vanity and not feeling well because “false in one, false in all” with respect to KP and the lies have been off the chart. But a LOT of people do believe it and it’s the type of all-purpose excuse that gives them a ton of wiggle room.

    • Lily says:

      They said cancer was present WAS so it is not there anymore and she get’s preventative chemo so she is nowhere as bad as Charles who is over 70 has real cancer and get’s real treatment for it. Why did they keep it a secret, they said to protect the kids but was it so much better that the kids could hear for months daddy killed mommy and other things. I still think she had a breakdown not cancer, she had a easy life before Meghan came and showed the world how work is done and how lazy Will and Kate is, so first the firm needed to put down Harry and Meghan and they needed to make Kate look like the reincarnation of Diana (wich she is so far) before Meghan she had like 20 engament in a year after her all we could see is her “working” the firm pushed the hard working narrative so har that she snapped, she never had a real job in her life so having to do something was new and she could not handle it. Had a friend who had cancer right before or final exams in highschool she got chemo it was bad she still kicked our last schoolyears ass, sadly she died 5 years later when the cancer came back but she went to school had a job and a life she did not hide away

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        I agree that the “preventative only” chemo the palace claimed, does not match what we see. Nor does the “initial surgery was not thought to be cancer” — it is too much of a coincidence that Kate AND Charles went in for unrelated surgery and then accidentally discovered cancer. But the prolonged absence still doesn’t make sense, if I were to believe what the palace is saying. And the kicker is, Kate would NEVER let Meghan have the spotlight as a Nigerian princess without trying to one-up her. Kate is just too jealous and spiteful for that. So whatever is happening with her, it has made her unable to even be herself.

      • Underhill says:

        Its a possibility I had considered, that she had an initial diagnosis and treatment last year, and a reoccurence in the new year..some gossip that claimed to have seen her medical records said it was ovarian. Which is a wicked cancer that willl almost always reoccur after first treatment, and be fatal. Maybe that’s whats going on and they don’t want to say, because, Royalty, I guess. I don’t know. many things are possible.

  6. Water Lilly says:

    Wait. I thought Willy was going to be an usher at the wedding. He is best man? Did he throw a fit and was promoted?

    • Miranda says:

      I could absolutely see him putting it out there that he’s going to be best man, thinking that they’ll promote him from usher so as not to embarrass the future king. God, that would be SO him.

    • Jay says:

      That caught my eye, too! I guess, like we were speculating yesterday, even TOB must know that “usher” is hardly a flex.

      Maybe he’s angling for a promotion, or maybe he knows that if the rota says he’s best man ( and runs photos of him in a grey morning suit at the wedding) the public won’t bother to fact check.

    • Jais says:

      Wow. I didn’t even catch that. So William thinks he’s the best man and not an usher? Lol

    • swaz says:

      Willy boy is reading Celebitchy, he is correcting our narrative that he is not an usher but the best man 🤣🤣🤣

  7. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    I’ve long believed that Kate is quiet quitting royal duties and nothing being said recently has changed my mind. I don’t think that she’s dead or in a coma but instead being outed as a royal racist affected her more than was anticipated.

    • Startup Spouse says:

      I can’t decide:

      She’s either incapacitated via stroke or something else.


      He fired her and he’s trying to make the public forget about her so he can quietly announce a divorce at some point. He doesn’t want the s—show his dad had so in some stupid way he thinks this is better (because he’s a moron).

    • swaz says:

      This is what I also believe. I would not be surprised if sometime in the future it is annouced that she is stepping down as a working royal. William looks like a man that’s been given one year to find a new bride 😁

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        I know it’s ridiculous but Kate is supposedly the most popular royal. How can they just disappear her, then dump her, no questions asked? They can’t keep the conspiracy theories at bay by pretending she never existed.

      • equality says:

        But is being the most popular of the “working” royals available now, really being incredibly popular? Do her “fans” really care about her or just about down-grading Meghan? There haven’t been any big public displays like placing flowers at the palace gates like fans still do for Diana.

      • Emmy says:

        But saying she has cancer and then Will divorcing her is going to make him look so bad and her like a saint. Surely KP wouldn’t want that. I really don’t get what their end game is here.

      • Snaggletooth says:

        Her fans are just racists who use TRF as a bludgeon against HM. THat’s why they insist it’s so “cruel” and rude to ask where Kate is. That question is a threat to white hegemonic power and the perfect white stepford wife role she plays. Who cares what actually happened to her.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        There’s just no way she’d stay silent though if it were just Huevo trying to sideline her. We saw how she and MaMidds reacted when she was dumped as a GF – they orchestrated ‘look what you’re missing’ paparazzi strolls with Keen looking “sexy” or hanging with other men. There’s no way on earth Kate and her family would just sit silently by like this while Will makes up all these crazy narratives. Especially having more ‘“power” now as mother to the future king.

        I just can’t buy that explanation. It doesn’t fit with anything we’ve seen from Kate herself and especially her mother. MaMidds didn’t go into debt and sell her soul only to have her daughter sidelined like this.

      • Startup Spouse says:

        @Brassy Rebel But will she be the most popular if she hasn’t been seen for a year? Or does she fall down the list?

        @Emmy My theory is that when she “recovers” the story will be that she will have different priorities that don’t align with her POW duties. She wants to retire to a quiet, private life. Then that’s on her and not Will.

        @SussexWatcher I’d bet that they would stay silent for the right price.

      • Becks1 says:

        @StartUpSpouse exactly. If this is in any way about a divorce negotiation, Kate would stay out of sight if that was the price of continued lodging in Adelaide or something.

      • Nancy says:

        The quiet quitting would make sense, if she was still being seen at school for drop off and school events. The disturbing new information in this piece is that she has been MIA at school. This is completely at odds with everything we’ve known about Kate over the years. I don’t have a good theory as to why, but logic tells me either her health “event” incapacitated her, or she is much more sick now and fighting for her life. Kate not being involved in her kids school life is the red herring. This has always been her true north, being an involved mom.

    • Josephine says:

      I don’t know. She doesn’t have much of an existence outside of her royal duties and I don’t think she chased eggman so hard for years to stay behind the scenes and raise kids. Even if she were someone who is 100% content full-time raising kids, she would want public credit. She’s such a pick-me girl, I don’t see her staying hidden by choice.

      • Snaggletooth says:

        Me neither. The woman who arranged that pap stroll in that ghastly pale blue coat after HM’s “rain” picture cares a LOT about being seen.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      If I had to bet right now, I’d say it was Harry’s book, the Royal Racist via Omid’s book, which confirmed way too much of Harry’s book to comfortably deny Harry’s stories about his own life, and her family’s bankruptcy, coupled with a lack of support from Will and his increasing separation from her in work duties and George soon going off to school, lessening her power.

      She started getting hammered, felt unsupported (no one came to her family’s aid, she was kicked out of many of Will’s public appearances, will did not defend her about Harry’s book), and either got increasingly unwell or quiet quit.

      She is also aging rapidly, and the only thing she offered was her looks (a “hanger”), which I’d imagine is quote stressful as someone in the public eye. But then, she basically sold her soul for this role so that takes me back to William benching her.

      • Snaggletooth says:

        I posted another comment but maybe it was too spicy and got nixed. Anyway, when you think back on all that happened with her in the last two years and really start remembering how bad it was, not to mention the weird mood shifts and facial expressions which bespoke some possibly unhealthy coping mechanisms, well it’s a lot.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        @Snaggletooth, I keep wishing Kaiser would do a timeline of the weirdness in the last two years. Others have done TL, but they don’t include the moments Kaiser has been marking all of this time.

        Example: The benching from the Diana statue and some “global statesman” appearance of William’s, the rift between C and C and K and W last year, the lateness to the coronation, the flower show upstaging, the bankruptcy, the wigs…

        It’s a lot.

      • Becks1 says:

        @WithTheAmerican and don’t forget Kate’s absence from Singapore. That was significant.

      • Snaggletooth says:

        @Becks1 right I can remember so much once I get rolling. NYC, Singapore, the forced move to the separation hovel, the bizarre recycling of the heinous pantsuits (my theory is that when they moved her they kept her away from her real closet), the garden show fight, the ugly bankruptcy of the Mids, the reports of “rows” throwing pillows, the terrible unairbrushed pics by the international press. I know there was shady stuff before like the turnip toff article, but Kate always rebounded with an article or two about how she was the keen lynchpin. Something clearly shifted in 2023.

        Also, that 10 minute commemoration of Betty’s death always struck me as so freaking weird.

      • @Becks1 yes! That was the “global statesman” appearance I referenced but I couldn’t remember the place.

        Would be really great to see this all laid out, because the story of something unraveling started before this claimed health issue, although I have no doubt she is having a health crisis. But it could be on top of the existing issues, or stemming from her coping strategies.

        @Snaggletooth right, the pillows! The fights! Those stories were and are so so so odd.

        Seems like the shift started in 2022 and picked up steam all throughout 2023, culminating in royal racist Christmas carols without Charles and Camilla.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think the shift started in 2021 with the benching from the Diana statue – I actually wonder if it started around the time of the Oprah interview. I think that was when we started noticing they were zooming from Sandringham and not Anmer. I think that may have been when they started living pretty separate lives, because that summer was when we first started hearing about the move to Windsor, which went on until the summer of 2022 when Adelaide was announced.

      • SueBarbri33 says:

        Yep. Once you take a good, long look at the timeline, it’s clear that a LOT has gone on with Kate Middleton over the past few years. Plus, don’t forget that last year’s black and white Christmas card was also photoshopped.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        I think the fact that Harry didn’t defend her over Scobie’s book shows that Scobie was right, Harry is not the sort to allow an injustice.

      • @becks1 ahh I thought Diana statue was 2022, but you’re correct. I always thought the stress between K and W came on the heels of the Oprah interview, I think we’ve discussed that before, I wonder if William didn’t learn something that he took as a betrayal or having been deceived in some way.

        So 2021! It’s been building for a while.

        @SueB I agree, it’s really striking. That Christmas card. I’d forgotten. So many weird Kim John Un palace photoshops.

    • Kit says:

      Please, this is England. Being a racist isn’t something to resign from your job over. Racism is baked in, along with misogyny and classicism in English institutions.

      So no, lazy Kate didn’t disappeared because she’s a racist, because if true, that would involved the whole monarchial system. The monarchy’s wealth and power is based on exploitation and still does today.

  8. Pinkosaurus says:

    So William is now best man at the toff wedding of the year and not just an usher? Clearly this is all direct from KP/William himself and I’m only surprised they didn’t throw in how exhausted he is watching the two nurses care for his wife and making the sacred school run.

    I’m really interested to see the reaction to KP’s announced plans for the disappearing and erasure of Kate.

    • seraphina says:

      But does anyone find it odd that Will is committing to best man at a wedding a month away while his wife gravely ill and MIA? I haven’t kept up with the BaRF royal calendar, but are they booking anything else for Wills a month out? It just seems odd that Wills committed to it and it’s not like he will attend. He is best man. I can’t explain it well, but my Spidey Sense is tingling with that info.

      • Pinkosaurus says:

        I will note that the ONLY events William seems to commit to in advance are boozy parties like the BAFTA film awards when he can hang out with Tom Cruise and young actresses, or mid-day pub visits with celebrities. Everything else are either “surprise!” visits announced the day of or “it is presumed” speculation that William may be doing something. William is out of the control of his handlers and BP it seems.

  9. Beff says:

    It’s impossible that she’s been anywhere in public. Pictures of her would be worth MILLIONS. Someone, somewhere, would have taken a pic and sold it to the fail if she had been outside anywhere. How can an adult just not go anywhere in public, cancer or not? How many regular (or rich even) Brits are suffering from cancer treatment with small children at home? Still working and getting on with it?

  10. Nanea says:

    Too bad that KP were on the run from the truth from the start.

    Too bad the gold-plated advisers are not worth anything, and are worse at doing their jobs than anyone would have imagined – even after years of watching the royals and their comms teams score own goals.

    Doesn’t anyone in the BM and delulu Derangedeers circles wonder why Princess Missington is well enough to do a school drop-off, but can’t be bothered with producing an occasional truthful, non-AI, real update?

    And, as she’s clearly incapacitated, why no one will finally say so and stop speculations?

    • sparrow says:

      Yes. I made a similar point. Why not just say. It’s her call, I suppose. Perhaps it’s something she finds totally embarrassing or wants to get over like it never happened. They’ve scrapped the early years/working from home very quickly. The “seen” report was a few days ago and now they’re saying the had nothing to do with it. Why? Have some of the people who did the report kicked off? Or is it obvious to “people in the know” that she wouldn’t have been capable of anything remotely related to work? If it’s the latter, it implies that we’ll find out how silly it was to believe she was capable of anything during this period, even seeing some paperwork. In a backwards way, this renewed timeline seems more honest – it is implying, fully, that she is very very ill.

    • Shawna says:

      Derangedeers – rofl!!

  11. sparrow says:

    Goodness, this is all really bad, and sad. She’s far sicker than we thought. Can it be cancer? If so, it must have loads of complications. ps I say we thought. I thought. People on here have loads of different opinions. And I think the fact the BRF doesn’t work during election campaigns means we won’t have any updates simply because no one will see any of them. In a way, this absence is a blessing to them. Does it help her, all this no proper updates?

    • Hypocrisy says:

      Ya that “not working during elections” is new. Even googled it to make sure. They needed an excuse to not work and made that one up. As for Kate not being seen, I don’t think she is missed at all especially in Britain.

    • JT says:

      I don’t want to sound like a conspiracy theorist but I’ve known quite a few people with cancer, some aggressive, and I’ve never seen them just disappear like this. Even the absolute sickest people I’ve known were still out and about at times. I do believe there’s something more at play. What it is, who knows? But from the cancer announcement, she looked well enough. Certainly well enough to be a WFH princess.

    • Waitwhat says:

      I actually don’t think she’s “sicker than we think”. My theory is she lost her hair and doesn’t want to be seen until it grows back.

      • Sure says:

        I found it strange that she didn’t issue a personal statement to herald the recent EY’s report. K could issue a personal statement about editing the Mother’s Day frankenphoto but not about her pet project? That just seems so baffling. Is she so incapacitated that she cannot even dictate a few congratulatory sentences? And if that’s the case, why didn’t a staff member just write one up for her? These questions leave wavering between K having had a stroke or battling an aggressive cancer diagnosis.

  12. Kokiri says:

    “Amazing parents” don’t subject their kids to domestic violence.
    Throwing pillows is violence.

    At this point, I don’t care about Kate or Willy. Not that I ever did, actually.
    But how are the kids coping with all this?

    Historically, the children in the RF are offered zero support for their emotional/mental well being.

    • Miranda says:

      That’s something that has really stood out to me as well, that no one has even mentioned how the kids are handling all this. Their own father constantly centers himself whenever the subject is raised, so I think it’s safe to assume there’s not much support coming from him.

    • Becks1 says:

      I would say that quote was a KP plant because of that line but I don’t think a KP plant would admit Kate hasn’t been doing the school runs.

  13. Tina says:

    So does this refute what Rebecca English was saying about Kate being seen? I also thought she was the driving force behind the recent task force report? Every time I convince myself that there is nothing to see here except a vain woman who is ill and wants to recover in privacy I read these stories and am convinced it is so much worse behind the scenes. I agree that the video bought them time and another would probably buy them some more with the main stream press but social media isn’t buying it so the rumors will persist until she is seen in public interacting with actual people.

    • Agnes says:

      The crazed rumors died down with the bench deepfake and the C word, but they never went away, and they’re just waiting to burst forth with renewed vigor. Truth is always the best policy, but the BRF seem incapable of it.

    • Julianna says:

      They just lied and gaslighted in this very article. They said basically we didn’t say she was sitting up in bed working on her laptop but that they read the report to her. Totally, disregarding the lie that they literally did say she was the “driving force”. They are backtracking because they are reading forums like these and social media and being called out for how obvious their lies are. Someone somewhere said maybe we should lie some more and change it to a different lie.

  14. equality says:

    So it’s possible that she has done the school runs but nobody has spotted her doing so? Do her children have their own private entrance and/or drop off time to make that possible?

    • sparrow says:

      Doing the school runs could be simply being in the car rather than doing anything active, such as driving or getting out and helping with bags/talking to people.

      • equality says:

        People can be seen inside a car. There have been plenty of pictures of the royals in vehicles.

      • sparrow says:

        Unofficial pictures of the children are not permitted in the UK press. Any pictures of them are consensual, see the first day at school photos that they agree to do. Being seen doing the school run is only hearsay therefore, and a safe option in terms of lying about it. You can say it but you can’t photo it, bingo you can lie about it. Snaps of royals in cars are plentiful but they aren’t with the kids – Kate/William driving without the kids; the late queen/doe at Windsor; Andrew etc. I can think of only one, and I believe the kids were blurred/not seen directly, and that was a pap shot of the family and nanny going on holiday and at the airport. The school gates are out of bounds.

      • Becks1 says:

        I don’t think its weird there are no pictures of the school run, especially once they’re on school property – the school may have rules about cameras and pictures etc.

        I think its weird that we’re being told she may have done the “occasional” school run but this parent hasn’t seen her at all since March.

        and even if she were in the car – like Sparrow says, if she’s not the one driving and her mom or an RPO is driving and Nanny Maria is with them, Kate is literally just along for the ride.

      • equality says:

        Even along for the ride she can be seen by people. Like you say quoting parents as saying maybe she does the school run, but she hasn’t been seen is weird. They could have someone say they saw her doing the run. That doesn’t require a picture. I don’t think it’s weird no pictures, but that no sightings when she is supposedly out is weird. They have had that kind of PR statement in the past.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        @equality exactly! All that is being reported is what these parents say they’ve “seen,” no photo is required to report that they’ve “seen” her, so if she were there, we’d have heard about it.

        Incredible to contrast this with the snarky lies several months ago about how Kate was at all of the games and “we see them all of the time so it’s not big deal, people should quit the conspiracies.”

        Now the goal post has moved to “it’s natural for her to not want to be seen until she’s looking her best,” when actually, she has already shown us photoshop is her thing and KP now issues photos straight to socials, so she could easily provide a touched up photo of herself. But this has not happened.

        Another talking point is people with cancer would all take a year off if they could. Sure, but she is being paid by the taxpayers, and so providing a photo is the very least she should do for her many people can take a year off of work with no documentation and still get paid their full salary?

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Sparrow – pics of the kids (or Kate) could easily be sold to TMZ (like the farm stand video) or other foreign outlets. And then the British press would just retweet the foreign images. There are ways to get around whatever restrictions are in the UK. I’m curious about the rumor that the kids weren’t even in school and that nanny Maria was fired. And now we have more comments about the dang school run. Why are they so obsessed with doing the school run?!

      • sparrow says:

        There will be a no go zone around that school like no other, if only for their security and that of the other parents/families. The security detail is likely intense, and even more so now. It’s probably the safest environment they could hope for. I know the stakes are high, and goodness knows what money a pap could make, but I think this will remain the case. And in fact I hope it remains the case, for their sake and especially the kids’.

      • Becks1 says:

        Any parent or staff who took a picture of those kids would be immediately fired or their kids expelled from school.

      • Shawna says:

        @SussexWatcher – Maybe they are obsessed with the school run precisely because photogs aren’t allowed to get pictures of it. They insist on the one activity there legally can’t be evidence of. Convenient.

  15. FancyPants says:

    I keep saying, she has finally achieved her true dreams: William can’t divorce her now and she doesn’t have to “work” any more. As long as she really isn’t dead or stroked out somewhere, she’s as happy as she can be.

  16. Maria says:

    At this point I’m concerned that they’ll drag this on for a few more months until we eventually get the news that she passed.

  17. Feeshalori says:

    I heard that Concha Calleja is saying it was definitely Kate double Gabriella Monroe Douglas in that farm shop video.

    • CatMum says:

      Concha is not the only one saying that.

      I think that she’s truly in a very bad way and that her husband is responsible for it. If they could roll her out for something other than a blurry video they would have done it by now. Especially during or after the Nigeria tour.

    • Startup Spouse says:

      But was it William? Or a William stunt double?

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        So funny you would ask that, because Mr. WiththeAmerican said the first time he saw it, “that’s not William either!”

        I have no opinion on that, but knew it was not Kate immediately, because the bone structure is off.

        light hits our bone structure in a certain way, our faces all of have angles and highlights you can see really well if you put photos into high contrast and deepen shadows. This is why a listers pick DPs who know how to use light to enhance.

        The farm video was shot outside, high contrast, add in potato camera only on “Kate” and you have high contrast that showed off a delicate face, oval shape, youthful cheeks, different hairline, and different eye socket shape — plus her hands not turned forward, a different walk, and a lightness in her body that Kate has never had. Kate is always pinched and hard, not open.

      • Harper says:

        Reddit has a photo of Huevo and Kate from a previous but not recent engagement where he is wearing the same hat he is wearing in the Windsor Farm Shop video. Grey hat with some kind of red emblem. So either it was Huevo working with the body double or the body double had a very keen eye for detail.

      • Julianna says:

        I believe it was William pulling this stunt off. I 100% believe it now.

      • Becks1 says:

        I thnk it was William. If it wasn’t him, he at least decided the video served his purposes and let the Sun post it with zero pushback from KP.

        William was invested in pushing the healthy Kate narrative – the frankenphoto, the farm stand video, etc. So I think that was either him or he was like “hey this works for me.”

      • Rnot says:

        I’m leaning toward not him. The chin was a bit too pointy. It’d also be more difficult to explain personally appearing with a double if it was revealed later. If you’re going to hire one, why not two?

        On the other hand, there was an air-ambulance doctor back in the day who looked a lot like Kate. There have been a few assistants and other peripheral people who have a strong resemblance. So they could possibly explain it as William running errands with a staffer.

      • sparrow says:

        I don’t think William would have chanced it. I think they were both doubles. If “unmasked”, so to speak, by a member of the public, the doubles could have laughed it off “we get this all the time”. If it had really been William, a potential reveal would’ve been a disaster. Simply by discussing the possible players, was it one of them or neither, proves very few people believe the film. Wasn’t it video’d and sold to The Sun by a lucky bystander or pap? It seemed to be adopted by the palace as some kind of official “proof” that she was OK and then used to tell us to back off. Strange the palace was happy to stoop so low when, under other circs, they would’ve ignored such footage as infra dig.

      • Sid says:

        I actually thought the guy in the video looked a lot like Peter Phillips. Who looks just enough like his clown cousin that with a hat worn low he might be mistaken for him. Whether he would agree to participate in such shenanigans is another thing.

      • Underhill says:

        There are William Impersonators, just as there are Kate Impersonators. This Gabrielle Kate-Look-Alike has a WIlliam look alike that she works with. You can find her on Instagram. I bet she was with her usual William impersonator.

  18. Lolo86lf says:

    It is becoming more and more obvious that Kate’s health status is much worse that it is stated by her handlers. She is too young to die, and her children are too young to lose their mother. We’ll see what happens. The disingenuity of her reps is unbelievable..

  19. Mrs. Smith says:

    “It appears that heaven and earth is being moved to protect William, not Kate.” This has been the only constant throughout this whole mess. If you think about all of the lies with this filter, it’s the only way any of it makes sense. They’ve been bending over backward to protect W regarding K’s disappearance. I believe K has been “kept” at Anmer the whole time and that Carole and the kids are there too.

    • Royal Downfall Watcher on says:

      Yep. And the thing is,,,WHY does Bill need protection? If his wife was just ill surely he wouldn’t need all this protection mhm? Not to be a conspiracy theorist but it is shocking how this woman has been erased. And the ugly, raging, horrid brother is left standing and still preparing to be king. What a nightmare

  20. Digital Unicorn says:

    This is basically confirming that she’s not going to be seen in public or doing any engagements again.

    What is also telling is that this confirms there is a split – that she is relying solely on her family is v telling that she has no contact with the RF staff let alone her husband.

    There is more to the preventative cancer treatment, there is clearly other issues that are affecting her appearance otherwise she would be out making pap walks.

    I still think there will be a quiet divorce and an announcement will be made later in the year, blaming her health issues as the reason.

    • seraphina says:

      I agree and I am beginning to think the BRF wanted this type of craziness so that it would make the ending much more difficult to unravel. And if the POW can book being an usher/best man at a wedding one month in advance, it leads me to believe that you are correct, this is the phase out of Kate. As others stated, she produced an heir and a spare. How ever crude that may sound, that is/was her job and now she is benched and it’s looking like she will be indefinitely. BUT what still lingers for me is the complete radio silence from the Middleton camp.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        My theory on that is that their silence is the ‘invisible’ contract at work – Ma has being going to US based publications (that car pap shot). Whats also interesting that the only Middleton stories the press are covering are ones that makes them look bad i.e. creditors not being paid, Pippa in St Barts during Kate’s cancer battle and the stories around James (the fighting with his neighbour and now that ‘lord of the manner’ narrative to push his book).

        To me the takedown of the Middletons has started – these stories don’t paint them in the best of light, esp James when he’s trying to convince us all that he’s buddies with the King.

      • Shawna says:

        Payoff + NDA?

      • Underhill says:

        I think there is a lot going on (everything, all at once) but divorce negotiations may well be part of it. That Non Disclosure Agreement, both from Princess Missington and/or from the Middletons, that is gonna be costly.

    • Startup Spouse says:

      I also think there will be a quiet divorce announcement. But he can’t divorce Kate With Cancer. She will recover but she will be “different” with different “priorities” that no longer align with her POW duties. It will be her choice, which will alleviate the pressure on William so he avoids the shitshow his father created.

    • Becks1 says:

      I go back and forth, but your theory is one of the two that I think are most likely (the other is that she is a lot sicker than they’re telling us and her condition is terminal.) But the line about no contact with the royal staff was interesting. She doesn’t need to have contact with them if she’s never going to be a working royal again.

    • swaz says:

      A strategy is definitely being set up. Kate has to obey, she knows first hand how her husband treated his brother 😒

      • JT says:

        @DU I’m onboard with this theory. Kate was being quietly phased out for some time. All of the stories talking about how she was just a country who girl wanted a stove. The “pressure” Kate was under was starting to her. Tatler called it ages ago with the top CEO mess. Whatever it is, the cancer diagnosis does not line up with the behaviors of everyone involved. Especially compared to Charles. She’s being phased out.

      • Jaded says:

        And she knows first hand how badly William can rage out of control. He may very well have threatened her with taking the kids away permanently if she didn’t play ball to get a decent settlement. As much as the BRF seems to have distanced themselves from William, he’s still the heir and they will do anything they can to protect him and throw her to the wolves.

    • The Hench says:

      I go back and forth. This is a woman who, after all, invented (or certainly exaggerated) having HG for all three of her pregnancies so she could disappear. A woman who we fully thought was angling for a 4th child for more time off. One who has never had a real job in ten years of waiting for Wills to propose, one who has constantly been ‘keen’ to do but never actually has ‘done’, whose aides invented the Arly Yairs busywork to prop her up when Meghan started doing real work. I don’t believe they would have made up the cancer – but what would a woman that lazy do with an excuse that cast iron? Well – she’d do this. Even if the chemo wasn’t affecting her, she’d milk it for as much time off as possible. If the chemo IS affecting her appearance then the strange further details about only having contact with her immediate family make sense. This is a woman who chastised her sister-in-law for referencing her hormones, for crying out loud. Girl has some issues.

      If I land on the least dramatic – and most possible/likely – theory then this is where I end up. Kate (and William) are milking her health situation for maximum time off and minimum ‘stepping up’ requirements in the face of Charles’ illness. To avoid setting off further speculation or tripping themselves up, they have imposed a radio silence on anything bar the most bland updates on Kate. Sadly there is also the possibility that she is very seriously ill and being accorded the radio silence for that reason. They can’t say she is improving and they don’t want to put out anything that bites them later. I think it’s between those two scenarios. At some point, either way, the dam will break.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        You raise an important factor in all of this, which is her historical propensity to use illness to manipulate William and to get out of work. This is a woman who has never worked her entire life, until after Meghan came along and she got nominated the Great White Supremacist Duchess.

        The only issue with that is she has always been seen going into a hospital or shopping or in Mustique with “HG” and yet now we haven’t seen her anywhere. She always managed to get herself in the papers, but now silence.

        Maybe it’s a combo of she tried it with the illness and William said fine, you’re benched.

      • Julianna says:

        I see a problem in that though. When she had HG she did use it as an excuse to take off. But she literally still went to glamour events. After her supposed HG diagnosis if I remember correctly she jetted off to Mustique. But she made it back just in time to show up for that ghastly painting unveiling of herself. She still very much showed up for the glitz and glamour events where she can get all dolled up in expensive frocks and jewels. Kate used it as an excuse to not work for sure but she never hid herself away. She also did pap shots of herself and with her mother.

      • Seraphina says:

        So I have a really crazy thought, could it be that this was part of the plan all along? Kate would provide the heirs and then be phased out? Knowing full well that she could never wrangle him down and then Ma Mids and kate got comfy and decided to make Kate Great and that backfired? I know crazy, but I think an important piece is Ma Middleton and her radio silence. And this new clue of WIlls being supporting actor in a wedding and making it known month out.
        I cannot fathom for the life of me they would be as spinless and devoid of decency to make this up or make it worse than it is simply to be lazy.
        Even during a pandemic they came out and about so this MIA and canceling all events this week (Wills and Chuck) is adding to the craziness.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Julianna all those events were after she had “recovered” from HG (which is one of the reasons people don’t think she ever actually experienced HG). She basically started showing up to events again after she hit the second trimester and that fits with a normal pregnancy with morning sickness. She did the hospital pic during her pregnancy with George but we didn’t get anything like that with the other two.

      • Shawna says:

        My only problem with this being Kate’s role in this debacle is that she never used to forget about Embiggening, even during her laziest periods. All Keen Kween Kate opportunities were milked, whether those involved showing up to something or just leaking fairy tales to the press. At the very least, she’s agreed not to Embiggen as a part of a finalized divorce plan.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        I thought that having a go at Meghan for mentioning hormones, which was a friendly excuse for being absent minded, was dreadfully snobbish. And as for William sticking his finger in Meghan’s face, he should think himself jolly lucky that Harry didn’t knock him down.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      I think blaming the health issues will make him look like a cad and a bounder.

  21. Cerys says:

    I’m exhausted reading all the conspiracy theories online. However, I believe Kate’s absence is more complicated than official briefings suggest. If she isn’t seen at her beloved Wimbledon next month, then it would suggest that she is very unwell or has been “retired” from royal life.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      I understand that, @Cerys, but I haven’t read many of the theories. What this has taught me is that I don’t care where she is and it seems like I’m not alone. There’s nothing like a free Britney campaign. So, while I hope for healthy outcomes, like I would for my fellow humans (there are exceptions, but not in this case), I don’t have yearning for fashion, causes and visit updates. Plus, it’s mostly watching a dumpster fire when the RF are out. Don’t get me wrong, it can be fascinating to watch people with all the resources in the world demonstrate that toxic family values still rise to the surface. But, the rest are SMEs at that anyway. Kate isn’t very missed is the story in my mind and that’s due in huge amounts to the tabloids. They aren’t fomenting the story and I am curious about the behind the scenes talks and deals. But, again, not that curious.

  22. Mads says:

    Okay, the Royalist column is a proxy for William and BP so this heavy hint that Kate’s not going to be seen in public until the Autumn (and I expect the goalposts will be changed again as that date gets closer) makes me think her diagnosis is very poor and possibly terminal.
    I can’t see another health update video being released, only an official statement sometime after George turns 11 on July 22.

  23. Dutch says:

    She must be in bad shape if she is going to miss her beloved Wimbledon

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      Can’t see her turning out for Wimbledon if she hasn’t done something before then, it would make her look lazy.

  24. Jay says:

    Hmm. They are setting expectations low, aren’t they?

    I agree that BP is probably more than happy to keep In Kate out of the spotlight. Let us never forget that Charles is a petty man at heart. He wants the spotlight on himself and he probably isn’t bothered by Kate being absent from public discourse.

    To be clear, I don’t think that the palace orchestrated her disappearance or anything, but they are probably more than happy not to have Kate competing for headlines with the king. “Take as much time as you need, why not take the whole year, only come back when you are really really ready to work” is what I imagine the conversation would sound like. As if a woman who spent the whole of her twenties twiddling her thumbs and waiting by the phone for her prince to come is raring to go back to work. Please.

  25. martha says:

    My husband has cancer and I can say that serious illness doesn’t change anyone for the better. All of our qualities – the good + the bad – are just amplified – shooting through the roof and plunging under the floor. Often at the same time!

    I do have some sympathy for these jerks.

    • sparrow says:

      Best wishes with your husband’s cancer and your life going through it with him, martha. What the craziness of the last months indicates to me is that they’re in a mess and working things out as they go. I agree. They are only human. She may be in a worse and more changing situation than anyone could have forecast. I feel sad for her and the family. What has been done stupidly is their public relations. They don’t seem to have worked out how to deal with public interest. Some of the stuff they’ve done has been silly, offensively so. Faked up photos etc.

    • Jaded says:

      I have cancer and somehow I’ve managed to remain calm throughout. I’m on a steady keel and keeping my life as normal as possible, it’s better for my physical and emotional health to not let stress get to me. Everyone who has suffered cancer has a different response to dealing with it.

      Wishing you and your husband the very best outcome Martha.

  26. The Hench says:

    My Lord, I am getting whiplash from the back and forth. We’ve already pilloried the nonsense of her being instrumental/not instrumental in the release of the latest Early Years ‘report’; yesterday Becky English was saying she’s been out and about more, today the DB is saying she’s not been seen at all, didn’t even attend things KP specifically said she was attending back in March and has only been spotted ‘occasionally, at a distance, in the car at school drop off.

    The thing that’s most sad in this (if anything can be believed in royal reporting) is that not a single friend is in the know. No-one has contact, just her immediate family and that they are the only ones she feels ‘comfortable’ with. This suggests a high degree of physical disablement or struggle. Why would you not be able to have a cuppa and a chat with your friends? Especially when ill and needing cheering up? I know we joke that Kate has no friends but now it seems that really is the case.

    • Jais says:

      No matter what’s going on that’s the part that stands out to me. The fact that she is not even speaking to any royal staff. If Kate did have any close confidantes or friends, you would think it might be someone on her staff. And yet here they are saying there’s no contact. She is very isolated. And again, I know it seems unbelievable but I do wonder how much Camilla and Charles actually know.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      After being stuck indoors for all this time she must be getting stir crazy.

  27. Brassy Rebel says:

    I’m old enough to remember when we were told she wouldn’t be back until Easter 🐰🐣.

    • The Hench says:

      LOL, those were the days, eh?

      To be fair, that was their line when it was *just* major abdominal surgery, before cancer was detected and chemo prescribed. Post the cancer announcement, all bets are off.

    • sparrow says:

      That’s hilarious. Me too. I’m old enough to remember the exact words – “back with a bang” at Easter.

  28. lisa says:

    Kate was never a worker bee. given a real excuse to not work, I am not sure why people are so shocked they havent seen her.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      She may not have liked to work, but she liked to wear expensive clothes and jewels, being curtsied to, and admired. She would have never let Meghan be called a princess by the press, without competing.

  29. Amy Bee says:

    I think it’s all very strange. I don’t understand the secrecy around Kate.

  30. Becks says:

    “She will return to work when she has had the green light from doctors.”

    That’s not how it works at all. I’ve had chemo, radiation, and surgery for breast cancer. The doctor doesn’t tell you when to work. It is left up to you. It depends on how you feel. A lot of people are able to work through treatment. I worked part-time for the first six weeks or so but stopped until chemo and recovery from surgery was over. (I still took some work calls though.) I did not tolerate chemo well especially the second chemo med so my surgery was delayed a bit. I was fortunate to be able to stop work for months. Kate did not look healthy at all last year. It was obvious she was wearing a wig for many appearances. Who knows what has been going on with her. I hope she’s doing okay.

    • Caitlin says:

      I’ve been waiting for this comment!!!! Thanks Becks, so true.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      A friend is going through two different cancer treatments right now, as in two unrelated cancers found in his body during testing for the first cancer.

      So, two different chemo treatments, several surgeries, one right after another. It’s a lot! But he is still out and about, going to fundraisers and working on good days.

      So yeah this is all very strange. Hoping you are doing better <3

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      This leaves them room to change the narrative how they want (“Kate feels fine and wants to work, but the doctors haven’t said yes yet – and thats why you won’t see her”)

  31. M says:

    I still struggle with the idea that she is sick and receiving treatment but she’s not been seen coming or going to any appointments. Not even once. The only kind of long term at home treatment is hospice. Is that what is going on? I am not sure we will ever know, especially considering the smoke and mirrors used dealing with the Queen in her last few years.

    • sparrow says:

      imo this family is probably the best placed in the world, through money and practise, to get someone back and forth to clinics privately. What is extraordinary is the quasi press blackout they’ve managed to impose.

  32. Interested Gawker says:

    “I would not rule out another video message updating the country on her health. That proved to be a very effective way of keeping the conspiracy theorists at bay.”

    Their priorities are out of wack because some unsavoury fact they don’t want disclosed is threaded through Kate’s situation. ‘Keeping the conspiracy theorists at bay’ is only necessary if there’s a reveal of facts they want disclosed on their own terms or hidden entirely.

    ‘Privacy’ serves William.

    The ‘of course she goes to all the school events, how very dare you’ has been changed to admitting this is not so.

    The claim that she’s working behind the scenes at home is also ‘walked back’.

    Her calendar is empty which makes the bitter directive to the army about removing her name from Trooping suggest KP knew she was not making any more appearances at that point.

    They are rearranging the narrative to pretend their previous lies were of no consequence and casting the people trying to hold them to some accountability for misleading the public in various ways as ‘conspiracy theorists’.

    KP refuses to produce the POW to be seen by the public or talk to media independent of the KP. They have been caught committing fraud and remain unrepentant. They put forth their talking points as gossip column fodder articles in The New York Post, a tabloid newspaper in an entirely different country, and domestic rota who transcribe and minimize KP’s lies by overriding them with ‘new information’.

    They deploy bots on SM, pushing NY Post content, KP propaganda and harassing accounts who question the narrative KP prefers.

    But Princess Catherine is ‘well’ and we should simply take BRF’s word on this because their track record for treating POW properly is so stellar.


    • WithTheAmerican says:

      All of this is telling a story, and the story is that they are hiding something big.

      There is no other explanation for the lies, Kim Jong Un fake photo, attempts to shame people for asking questions, and the bots rolling out accusations of “qanon” for asking questions any sentient person would ask.

      I have no idea what the story is, and I do side eye people who are so positive their theory is correct, because frankly we do not know right now. But people will theorize, and their attempts at policing that just confirms an attempt is being made to control a false narrative.

      • DetachedObserver says:

        I agree. First she’s been seen doing the school run, then she’s too ill to even be seen. I did the school run for 20 years, and if I’d had the wherewithal to have staff do it for me, I would have in a New York minute!

        The most mysterious element for me is no sightings, legitimate photos or videos for five months. Keen never saw a camera she didn’t love. If there’d been ANY way for them to release a photo or video to counter H&M’s positive PR, they’d have done so in a heartbeat.

        So, for whatever reason, Kate is physically unable to be seen in her current condition. We can speculate for days what that reason may be, but they haven’t even released a photo or a video clip of her hands holding get well cards from her “fans.” Which tells me they are hesitant to put out anything that could later be proven untrue. Which tells me she’s in bad physical shape. I’m now leaning toward a stroke with physical and/or mental repercussions. Whatever it is, I hope she gets better for her children’s sake.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        “But people will theorize, and their attempts at policing that just confirms an attempt is being made to control a false narrative.”

        That’s just it, any conjecture on the part of the public is just guesses and theories on the sidelines but hit dogs holler. KP needs the gossip to ‘prove’ how they are put upon by SM ‘trolls’, but they also want to throttle it enough to stop Kate’s story spilling back into the traditional press, particularly ‘hard news’ outlets.

        The conspiracy is entirely on KP’s end. That is the larger story.

        “Which tells me they are hesitant to put out anything that could later be proven untrue.”

        This! This, this, this! We know that much at least.

      • TigerMcQueen says:

        @DetachedObserver, this is my view exactly.

        Khate is lazy, sure. But she also thrives on attention and her only currency in this pitiful excuse for a ‘family’ is the fact she’s well-liked by the public. Being seen occasionally is something she’s always made sure to do, despite her laziness, because her current lifestyle depends on it.

        Given the huge amounts of media attention Meghan has gotten recently, given the big events coming up that she could go to without having to ‘work’ much (attend Wimbledon, wave from a balcony during the trooping), I cannot believe she’d willingly stay hidden unless something is seriously wrong. And by seriously wrong, I don’t mean she’s lost her hair: beyond the fact she’s worn wigs before, it’s not even certain she’s been impacted that way by chemo. Yes, she’s vain, but she could be photographed from afar, or sit in a car and FACE the camera for Pete’s sake.

        The only reason I can come up with for her not wanting to be seen in any way, shape, or form is because her diagnosis was dire, and she’s spending as much time as she can with her kids. Or she’s incapacitated in a way that’s obvious (recovering from a stroke) and has to stay hidden to hide the manipulations from KP hinting otherwise (farm stand video, and the BBC video which could have used AI to fix slurred words and facial palsy). WHY they would hide that kind of complication, I don’t know. That delves into either issues of DV or an attempted OD, both of which theories I’m reluctant to give credence to.

        It is interesting that this article says about people seeing/communicating with her, and that it seems to hint she’s being cared for by the Middletons.

    • Kit says:


      • Moondust says:

        Maybe she doesn’t want to be seen because she can’t do Botox with her treatment.

    • bisynaptic says:


  33. s808 says:

    I don’t believe the most of the conspiracy theories and it says how bad of a job KP/BP have done with this that there’s even room for it. The only one I will stand behind is that isn’t not Kate in that farm video. I think she’s much sicker than anyone knows (they hid the Queen’s illness too, right until the end) and we won’t see her this year, if at all again. Maybe it’s harsh of me but I don’t really care where she is but hopefully she has access to the kids for their sake.

  34. Lulu says:

    Why do that have a staff of 60+ again? Kate probably needs one assistant if she is going to stay in hiding for an entire year, so what does the rest of her office staff do that Williams’ team cannot take over?

  35. WithTheAmerican says:

    The big thing that keeps raising questions for me is the ongoing effort to police online chatter, trying to shut it down by comparing it to QAnon, a global conspiracy group which has resulted in a murder, a kidnapping, and more.

    Asking questions is nowhere near participation in a crazy global conspiracy.

    That said, I don’t subscribe to the belief that she is dead or even that they are divorced. I have no idea what to think, except that there is a big lie being covered up. Which brings me back to insane attempts to shame people for noticing all of the discrepancies and outright fiction and lies being peddled by “Kim Jong Un” palace. That’s gaslighting, and where there is gaslighting, there is usually corruption and deceit.

    • Kit says:

      Exactly. It’s all about the lies. And the corruption.

      This is how the monarchy treats non royals and the people they are supposed to serve. We are disposable things.

  36. Justpassingby says:

    It could also just be bad plastic surgery. Surgeons often would need to wait 12 months for the first surgery to settle, before they can safely re-operate without risking to cause necrosis…

    • OliviaOne says:

      I was about to say plastic surgery, but not on Khate. 😛
      Joking. Kinda.

  37. sparrow says:

    I’ll tell you what. If they have/had a stormy marriage, and we can only assume it’s been strained, what with name calling and throwing things in front of staff, I hope this whole sadness has brought them together more. Realising how fragile your partner’s health can be should make him more appreciative of her, and possibly vice versa. (I don’t want to assume it’s a he versus her situation, which is presumptive in rocky marriages, it could equally be her v him, or just both even stevens.)

    • B4n4n4 Ph0n3 says:

      I know this isn’t what you meant, but you’re wishing for her to be closer to her abuser. Unfortunately, malignant narcissists *cannot* change. They are literally missing a chunk of normal human psychological makeup, and you cannot train, therapize, or in any way grow or replace it. Even if he wanted to, he could not change. Behavior modification is the best one can hope for, and that’s also a long shot where the behavior only changes to suit their own goals. Kate is not a good person and seems to have narc traits as well, but it does seem like she genuinely cares about her children, so I don’t think she has the same personality disorder as William, who is truly and clinically incapable of caring about other people, including the ones he made. I take no pleasure in saying any of that, it’s horrendous and so awful to be raised by and married to those people (yes I speak from experience with both) but it’s sadly true. So no, I don’t hope they’re closer at all – because the reality is that people like him use illness and disability purely to their own advantage, and her being especially vulnerable and isolated just means she is more easily abused.

  38. Serena says:

    People are are already speculating, it’s gonna be even worse if Kate disappears for a whole year with close to 0 updates or ‘real’ sighting. This has become increasingly more sinister.. they say shes fine and recuperating but she can’t be seen? The are only two options here, either she doesn’t want to show up or she can’t , and that’s where I am at, because she’s seriously incapacitated mentally or physically.
    Anyways, they can’t keep doing this for much longer.

  39. Libra says:

    My husband gave some perspective this a.m. as I read him some of your comments. He said that if no one in her own country is concerned about her than why are you? Valid question I guess.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      KP broke both ‘royal watching’ norms and ‘Carole Middleton’ norms from the very beginning of all this. They were shady and suspicious from the start and the kill notice proved not only that they were trying to pretend Kate was ‘fine’, KP also had been passing off fake composite images to the wire services multiple times prior. The farm shop video was fraudulent. The cancer video was also fraudulent. The two birthday photos of the children were fraudulent. None of this has been addressed properly. The deployment of bots on SM to drown out perfectly legitimate criticism of events to date and the fact that Kate has not been seen in public since Christmas Day 2023 is KP protesting too much while still digging their heels into protecting their scam.

      Proof of life for the POW protects Kate as a woman in a country where her in laws have outsized control over her, her children, her relations, the media and the government.

      She the a mother of three children in a family who thought making W&H walk behind Diana’s coffin was good protection for their father against criticism and left H clinging to the magical thinking ‘Mummy was in hiding’ into his early adulthood.

      I do remain concerned for her, William is in position to silence Kate and that is unfair and sinister in light of the lying and deception they continue to engage in.

      • Royal Downfall Watcher says:

        This royal family in particular has a long long history of treating wives poorly. Long gone are the days of Henry the VIII just being able to chop someone’s head off cause he was bored with her but the protection the royal family receives is the same. Look at the history of bad actors, Nazi sympathizers, murderers….heck one of the princes was credibly suspected to be Jack the Ripper! I’m not saying he was…my point is that the royal family does what it does best. It protects its own at all costs.

      • Julianna says:

        💯 agree @Interested Gawker & RDW

    • Shawna says:

      Because we’re watching a monarchy fall in real time. That’s historical-level popcorn-eating stuff.

      ETA: And the people in England probably largely want to either 1) ignore it crumbling and do some more flag-waving, or 2) they’re already Republicans and don’t need to watch this as extra incentive.

      • Moondust says:

        @Royal Downfall Watcher “It protects its own at all costs” It remind me that it was revealed (was it Bylines ?) that Simon Case was protected over Harry. It’s still a wtf moment for me. Of course it’s to protect somehow William… but for what?

  40. “Kate has preferred to lean on and confide in her family rather than her and William’s circle of friends”

    How is it possible to “not confide” the state of your health with someone you share a 5 bedroom house with????

    Bare minimum they are bound to actually see you at some point during the day.

    • OriginalMich says:

      Yep. That line stood out to me, too. There is an entire world of subtext in those few words.

  41. Julianna says:

    This article is straight from KP with more lies and gaslighting. Backtracking on previous lies now added with more lies.

    They plan on doing another AI “video” of Kate because “that proved to keep the conspiracy theorist at bay”.

    I do not know what has happened to Kate but I do KNOW they are lying about everything. Absolutely everything they have done so far has been lies and protecting William. “Kate’s Privacy” serves William.

    It’s so obvious they are covering something up. If Kate were truly so ill with cancer they would not be acting this ridiculous. If Kate was being sidelined by William or benched there would not be total deafening silence by her or her mother. None of this is adding up or making sense.

    It also hasn’t gone unnoticed that they have deployed their BOTS out in full force to not only social media but even forums shaming people for questioning their lies, video or cancer diagnosis and peddling out their own lies and enforcing certain narratives.

    All of their updates for her have been directeded straight to the tabloids where they are able to lie, obsufucate, cause confusion & gaslight without accountability.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      “All of their updates for her have been directeded straight to the tabloids where they are able to lie, obsufucate, cause confusion & gaslight without accountability.”

      This is a very important point. KP are talking out of both sides of their mouths -complaining about SM trolls and conspiracy theories while pushing talking points through American gossip columns, the Rota and their SM accounts. They yell “BBC!” to the heavens without that institution’s actual reputation as a news organization to support their video being unassailable. They double down on their BS and it’s at a woman’s expense, denying Kate or her family on her behalf agency to tell their side of what’s going on.

    • Yep the bots and paid forum accounts are so obvious. They start off “concerned” carrying KP talking points and if busted they try to act like they fit in and get sickly sweet for a while.

      I’m just rolling my eyes and wondering if it really pays that well cuz they sure seem dedicated. Lol

  42. Mslove says:

    I keep coming back to the story of Chuck wanting to do the fake arm press conference and how Diana put a stop to it. He has terrible instincts and nobody left to look out for his best interests. I think what started out as not wanting to be overshadowed by Keen has snowballed into this shit show. Well, good luck with your shit show, Chuck, you deserve it.

  43. BeanieBean says:

    This seems to be a clumsy attempt at explaining away our ‘conspiracies’ (i.e., concerns) about Kate. Haan’t been seen at school? But there are rumors she’s doing the school run! So I’m sure she’s doing that! No friends visiting, briefing the press about her condition? Kate’s relying on her family! Not those ‘friends’ of hers & Bill’s! Hasn’t been seen around Windsor? She & the fam are bailing out to Anmer ASAP!! For the sacrosanct school break! What about her ‘life passion’ early years/broken Britain/whatever we called it this year? Oh, they told her about the report! She’s aware! But work? At her laptop at home? Let’s not go crazy!!

  44. Paula Ziegler says:

    I think conspiracy theories are in order when a very public person drops off the face of the earth for 5 months with no credible photos or texts. Whatever started this her weight would be a factor at some point. A serious illness might have knocked her down to sub 100 pounds. Any kind of face disfiguration, if she is conscious, would cause her not to want to be photographed. It’s hard to explain William’s actions, except that he’s an idiot. But there has not been a single common sense move by their PR machine from the start. If they could roll her out, they would. Elizabeth was working the day before she died at 96 with cancer. With Kate, there must be layer upon layer of that’s just not right.

  45. sparrow says:

    I believe the mother’s day was fake and the garden store was ridiculous. I don’t know about the car in the park with mother. (Sounds like Cluedo!) I’m determined to believe the bench announcement. But, if she doesn’t come back for month upon month, the bench video will surely begin to seem an odd thing? If she was capable of doing that, she should be capable of some kind of anything during the coming weeks, even just a thank you card video. It goes round in circles. Just, I wonder whether they regret the bench video, because it indicated/promised too much in terms of her capability. The bench doesn’t align with not until the end of the year. Puzzling and sad.

  46. Ohwell says:

    I still believe that she is recovering from surgery AND taking a break from being a royal puppet.

    The privacy is for Will. He doesn’t want anyone to know what’s going on. He didn’t even want her to drop her video. Will is violently controlling.

    • Popsicle says:

      My theory is that she’s stage 4 and terminal. Wanting a quiet life with her children for the rest of her days. Would explain the silence from the Mids. Also James Middleton’s Instagram post. Also explains why Charles granted her that fancy title/honour. I think the reason they are not being honest about has to do with their children and also the intense media and online scrutiny that would entail. How much longer does she have etc? By being silent about it, it protects the kids from knowing exactly what is happening.

  47. Bunny says:

    Who knows what’s what, but I don’t think she’s hiding because of accusations of racism, vanity, an impending divorce, an eating disorder, or anything like that. The BRF needs her right now, and if she was ambulatory, she’d be out there regardless of what she prefers. They make the rules, she ultimately does not. If William and Charles are too weak to enforce it, Camilla is not.
    I don’t think the rota knows, because the information is too valuable to sit on. Ultimately, someone in the press would spill the beans. If the foreign press knew, they’d report. The foreign press has no “deal” with the BRF preventing them from reporting.
    If it was due to an impending divorce, there’s no reason to not do pick-ups or be seen. The Middletons have their PR game perfected. “Poor Kate, she’s recovering, and now she’s dumped by William.”
    It has to be cancer, because even the dumbest handlers know better than to fake something so serious which affects so many people. If they are faking, there’s still no reason not to parade brave/bald/racist Kate around for sympathy. “She’s such a trooper”. Again, the BRF would ultimately decide what she’d be doing. Bald Kate, Chemo Kate, ED Kate, Post-Stroke Kate – they’re all be more valuable than Missing Kate. She’d be seen at least occasionally, and she’d garner sympathy.
    If she’s in and out of the hospital, someone would spill the beans. There’s too much value in the story for that not to be the case.
    Wondering if she’s in palliative care, which requires few, if any, trips to the hospital, had an unknown timeline, and a diagnosis which would allow her to refuse any demands. The BRF can’t force anything if she never returning to public life.
    I sincerely hope I’m wrong on all counts and she’s laying low for some reason.
    Cancer can F right off.

    • First comment says:

      “It has to be cancer” see, everybody (myself included) believes that nobody would lie about such a serious health matter….however, there were very careful about that during Kate’s video..she said : “cancer HAD been present “. They were pretty vague about it, deliberately, I think, so that everyone could make their own deductions for the seriousness of her illness…. there are so many gaps to the whole story which combined with the desperate effort of hiding and gaslighting the public (fake photo,
      fake video in the market) make me think that they are ready to lie, even for such a serious issue that nobody would..

  48. MsIam says:

    I don’t know why people are willing to give the palace any credibility at all regarding Kate. Its been one lie after another and they’ve never addressed the ambulance leaving Sandringham on Dec 28. Interestingly, no one in the press has touched that story either, I guess they are too busy discussing things with their sources in Montecito. This is not normal by any means and that a professional organization like the palace has been caught flat footed like this over an “illness” is crazy. These people plan funerals years in advance for goodness sake.

    • SamuelWhiskers says:

      The ambulance didn’t leave Sandringham. A Twitter user who is known for trolling posted a video of an ambulance in Marylebone, London (a few miles away from Kensington Palace, and heading away from the hospital) and tweeted it with a caption saying something about trouble at Sandringham.

      It could have been literally anyone in that ambulance. Nothing to indicate there might be a royal inside, except for the weird Twitter caption.

      It was a London ambulance so it definitely, definitely didn’t come from Sandringham.

      Sandringham is clear across the country from London. If someone became urgently ill at Sandringham they would either be rushed by ambulance to the nearest major hospital, or airlifted to London. It’s absolutely not plausible at all that someone in a medical crisis would be driven such long distance by ambulance.

      It’s the equivalent of someone filming an ambulance racing down 5th Avenue in NYC and tweeting it with the caption “Trouble at the White House?” then Internet Chinese whispers kick in, and before too long people online are saying “remember when that guy tweeted the video of an ambulance rushing from the White House? Why won’t they be honest about Biden’s health problems!!!”

  49. ML says:

    I’m in the “she’s not dead” and “she’s seriously ill” camp. I don’t believe that anyone can verify if she’s been truly seen since Christmas. What is actually going on is completely unclear and the weird behavior and bizarre explanations are being (inadvertently? incompetently?) driven by the terrible messaging.
    William acted oddly, he didn’t visit his wife more than once, he threw her under a bus, whatever she has makes it difficult for him to work—more difficult than for his elderly cancer-stricken father. She’s healthy, but recovering. KC and QCC sent Piss Morgan out to explain that she’s not doing well…
    When Prince Friso went into a coma, the communications around that were clear. And even with no change in his condition, we’d hear updates. When Charlene was in South Africa, Albert visited with the kids. Odd situation, yes, but they get points for visibility and keeping to a script. For whatever reason, the British are terrible at this.
    The question is why. If she is the one who has chosen to only be surrounded by her blood relatives, that’s sad. If her husband has chosen to withhold her friends, that’s horrible.
    My FIL is experiencing more difficulty with cancer. He’s had to change meds, gets chemo on and off each month, has had pneumonia and whooping cough (I’m pissed at antivaxxers!) and broken bones. He’s also still, even with the pain and periods of hospitalization, going out and doing stuff and volunteering. I can’t figure out why Kate hasn’t been seen or why she’s keeping this low a profile. She was supposedly coming back around Easter. Then halfway through April. Trooping. Maybe Wimbledon. Now we’re up to autumn or maybe even next year. What is the reason for that?

    • HuffnPuff says:

      I agree, ML. My suspicion is that Huevo is embarrassed by whatever has happened to her and doesn’t want anyone to know. He thought he could “Weekend at Bernie’s” this but failed spectacularly. I think the rest of the family is trying to help keep up the charade but then it just all looks very creepy. And so many unanswered questions. Like why is Queen Sidepiece so giddy? What’s with the press fixating on finding more working royals? Why haven’t the children been seen out and about other than the one football game? Why the mixed messages about how she’s doing? If she’s doing well as Huevo has said then why is she hiding? Why didn’t the BRF swat down the obvious phony video of her at the farm market? Pretty much all of us know people who have undergone or are undergoing cancer treatment so none of this washes.

      • BeanieBean says:

        And why are all those people out & about, smiling as though there’s nothing extraordinary going on? It’s very, very weird.

      • Tessa says:

        Only George was at that game.

  50. HuffnPuff says:

    That’s it. She’s toast and now they need more time to develop AI Kate otherwise known as KAIT. They need time to program her to tell us about early years and to teach her some ditties on the piano. I’m guessing they may have overdone the racism part and are frantically trying to tone that down so KAIT doesn’t say that stuff in public.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      “Early Years…”

      Wiglet Gopher sighs and continues to comb out a new brace of wiglets in a quiet corner of the lab as the technicians work to to devolve KAIT’s speech to match the original subject’s pronunciation.

      “Airly… Airly… Errrrrrrrrrrrr…”

      • Underhill says:

        Ha. This stuff practically writes itself. I await the next turn of the screw.

  51. Tiff says:

    Do you think she’s taking so much time off cause her hair fell out and she doesn’t want to go in public with super short hair? I could totally see her using a wig though

  52. Interested Gawker says:

    “Why shouldn’t we question her motives. Her medical issues may well be genuine but the staging of it in the press and social media is as suspicious as anything else she’s done.”

    That’s where I was in January. The only difference now is I believe Kate is being acted upon rather than choosing these actions herself.

    They were never trustworthy and each new weirdness in this situation simply compounded suspicion. KP and William built this mistrust themselves. If KP wants to stop speculation they can provide live, real time proof of life for POW.

  53. Tashiro says:

    They are definitely hiding something. Very clumsy IMO. Either she’s more ill than they are saying or she’s I’ll and something else is in play. My money’s on their marriage. Severe mental illness can keep a person out of site for a long time but I think signs of that would have shown up before she disappeared. There are other things that need explanation: who was rushed to the hospital in Dec., why speculate what would happen if William was charged with a serious crime, the alleged bruise? Is there a connection with that poor man who took his life? I just hope for the sake of her children she recovers and can move on with her life.

    • First comment says:

      There were several signs that have shown up during the last 2-3 years or more…the very controlled photos and videos couldn’t hide completely the fact that Kate was struggling…we commented many times on it…

    • SamuelWhiskers says:

      The video of the ambulance was shot in London and showed a London ambulance. It didn’t come from Norfolk because London ambulances don’t drive cross-country, and apart from one tweet from a known troll, there’s nothing to indicate any connection to royals.

  54. Newt says:

    I have longed believed this whole ordeal will end in a divorce announcement.

    Does she have cancer? She says so in the video so I guess we can assume so. Could it be an altered video as some have suggested? Sure. But I’m going to just assume that the video is true and accurate.

    This will end in a divorce announcement. My guess is there’s serious negotiations going on behind the scenes.

    • Magdalena says:

      But she DIDN’T say that in the video. She said they discovered that cancer “HAD been present”. Past tense. It’s the British media which decided to say that she HAS cancer and overseas media copied what the UK tabloids wrote. You don’t do “preventative chemo” if you HAVE cancer. That’s to prevent it, or rather, greatly reduce the chances of it coming back.

    • First comment says:

      Why would William want a divorce when he can have it all ? A sick wife in the background who doesn’t appear in public anymore, an excuse to skip “work ” whenever he wants, and the image of the perfect husband and father who prioritizes his family to rub on his father… there are definitely negotiations on behind the scenes for her “retirement ” but for a divorce? From a sick wife? No, the optics would be terrible for William and the royal family is always about the optics..

      • Tessa says:

        William had no qualms about driving out his brother and sister in law. Censoring his mother’s interview. If he wants out of the marriage and be with someone else he Will do it.

  55. tamsin says:

    The current empress of Japan was absent from public life for many years because, I believe, being part of the royal family was so stressful, she developed a serious mental illness. She has, it seems, since fully returned to public life. However, during all that time, her husband steadfastly stood by her. I just don’t get the impression that William is a towering support to anyone. I think that was is developing here is a raft of mental and emotional challenges for all of the children. It seems the chances are very slim that they will all come out of this whole. I hope they are getting the help and emotional support they must be needing. All three of them are still so young.

    • Ennie says:

      It irks me to see her being allowed to just not “work” and given leeway by the press when Meghan struggles and was attacked for it.
      Add to that that many Cancer patients continue working…

  56. Kimsan says:

    I’m sympathetic to Kate not wanting to be seen in public while going through cancer treatment. It takes a toll on your body, and It’s traumatic. Also, her looks are heavily scrutinized. If anyone has seen what treatment does to the body, then you’ll understand why she may not want to be seen in public. Especially when those photos and videos will be poured over by millions.

    • Wagiman says:

      Which isn’t in line with the bench vid and that she wore wigs all last year but I notice a lot of accounts pushing this narrative. They’ve got a lot of accounts involved.

  57. Rose says:

    Chemotherapy can be really rough. She may not want to be seen, doesn’t have the energy to be out in public, etc. and I get it.

  58. Chichi says:

    So perhaps I’m the only one who thinks these two are just lazy and doing the half in and half out that was denied to others.

  59. Olivia. xxx says:

    I am not great at going thorough the comments, so not sure if this has been discussed and let me be VERY clear that I am Harry & Meghan All. Day. Long….. but has anyone considered one of the main reasons Kate wouldn’t be seen?? I firmly believe that her chemo would possibly result in hair loss and SCANDAL……a chemo patient suffering the most basic of chemo side affects…. Are we back to QE2 and the wheelchair fiasco?…… That for me could be a credible reason although I am here for the other theories

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I do think Kate would not want to be seen unless she looked her best. But she has so much money that she could have cut her long hair (we’re told it’s NOT extensions) and have the world’s best wig maker make her the best wig out of her very own hair. So I don’t think it’s *that.* I do think it has something to do with ableism though, and my guess has been stroke with physical/speech impediment.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I don’t understand all these, ‘oh Kate lost her hair & she’s so proud of her hair & her looks & she wouldn’t want to be seen with no hair or short hair’ or whatever. WIGS. She can wear WIGS. She’s BEEN wearing wigs, or at least wiglets. C’mon, folks, that ain’t it.

    • First comment says:

      Yeah, it could be…after all, she always prioritized her appearance. .but, just imagine what praise she could get, if she showed up in a wig or a scarf…how many would admire her courage and how much she could encourage all cancer patients with similar hair loss….a very lost opportunity for everyone…

  60. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Something is really weird, and I’m not sure how it will all play out. If things are as the palace says, why the COMPLETE silence around Kate – no photos, no appearances (even non-work ones) with the family or her kids, no one has seen her, no one has talked to her, heck they won’t even let people talk ABOUT her. They say they won’t give updates except significant milestones, then they announce she’ll be back when doctors say she can, which is not really a milestone announcement, is it?

    I do thin it’s more serious, but to what end? What if she doesn’t recover but the palace already said it’s only “preventative” chemo — will they say the cancer was worse than they thought, and defame the doctors as incompetent?

  61. H says:

    I’m a Harry and Megan fan but I feel like y’all need to cut Kate a break. She’s not William, she married in. She’s sick. Yes taxpayers cover her life but it’s been that way for hundreds of years. She’s obviously not well. Give her a freaking break and stop screeching at her constantly.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Nobody’s screeching. We are questioning an institution that lies, constantly & perpetually, the royal machine lies. Is she ill? Who the hell knows.

    • First comment says:

      Actually, this site is pretty sympathetic towards Kate and her health problem..most of us are criticizing the way KP handle the whole issue with fake photos, the fake video at the farm etc…

  62. Saucy&Sassy says:

    Definitely Not a Robot, could it be that it’s King Snubby and Billy Idle that Fergie and Eugenia were actually talking to? I could definitely see that, because it doesn’t appear that they are doing any talking.