Prince William stepped out at the FA Cup final with Prince George on Saturday

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Here are some photos of Prince William and Prince George, attending the FA Cup final on Saturday. William’s favorite team, Aston Villa, lost in the semifinals, much to his disappointment. So William brought George to watch the final between Manchester City and Manchester United. Man U won. William went out on the pitch to hand out the trophy and greet the teams. This is only the second time we’ve seen George in 2024, and both of his public outings have come at football matches. We have not seen Charlotte or Louis publicly since last Christmas, and I do not believe that their birthday portraits were taken recently or even this year.

This outing also came after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called the general election and Buckingham Palace promptly announced that they were hitting pause on all of their outings throughout the six-week election cycle. King Charles canceled several events, and William canceled some mysterious outing which was supposed to be a surprise. It was weird. As I said before, I actually understand why the Windsors are avoiding charity visits which might draw attention to a “political” issue (homelessness, food insecurity, war, immigration), but on the other hand, it looks like they were desperate for an excuse to avoid work. In William’s case, he only wants to do “work” when it involves celebrities, football or pretending to be a global statesman.

William’s outing also came just days and hours after a renewed conversation about his mysteriously vanished wife. Last week, the Mail’s Richard Eden said his sources were telling him that the Princess of Wales would likely not be seen until this fall. Then the Daily Beast’s sources were like: Kate probably won’t be seen at all this year and oh btw, she’s only being surrounded by her “birth family” these days. Weird weird weird.

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  1. Brassy Rebel says:

    This doofus needs to take his other two kids someplace. If they don’t want to attend a football match, there must be places they would like to go. If he doesn’t, the questions about them will grow louder as well.

    • Tessa says:

      He assumes that watching these games should only be for George. William lacks sensitivity imo as a parent.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      George looks like he’s going to a job interview, not a football match.

      • Visa Diva says:

        I watched tbe FA Cup Final and everyone in this section was dressed up in suit and tie, dresses, etc. That’s the dress code for this section.

      • BeanieBean says:

        @Visa Diva: nope, I just googled. No official dress code at Wembley for this event.

      • Bqm says:

        I think it’s more a dress code, official or unofficial, for that section of seating not the event.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        In the top picture the bloke behind William is wearing an open necked shirt and no jacket.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Cackle. Love yas (at the moment-/s) BeannieBean & rosa. Open necked shirt with not jacket and pinkish hair (fyi, personally don’t care re:hair color). Just love the argument that unknown? man with pinkish hair, opened necked shirt and no jacket, is sitting in a section where there is supposedly a “dress code”.

        For the love of all things in the BaRF, do not make George Will’s mini-me. I’m all for abolishing the monarchy. On second thought, please make George Will’s mini-me at all times. Such a great lookl /s

    • Margo says:

      Maybe the other 2 did not want to get dressed up like adults going to work & preferred to play instead? 😝

      • Tessa says:

        I doubt William even asked them
        It’s about being a family. Charlotte and Louis could have had fun and George would not have had to sit with a bunch of people in suits

    • Jais says:

      Real question is whether all three kids will be at trooping. At this point, it might be just George. Problem is they’ve set the precedent of all 3 children being there.

      • Tessa says:

        It’s bad parenting if William keeps the other two home.

      • Jais says:

        On the flip side, all three kids may hate going to trooping and being paraded around. So letting the younger two stay home may be a gift and the bad parenting is making George go. Having a monarchy with such transactional ties to the BM doesn’t exactly induce positive child rearing. The system is not good for any kids.

      • ML says:

        Here’s where I differ with some of you: I don’t think it’s an issue that we haven’t seen (some of) the kids since Christmas. They should be there at trooping, but 2x a year plus a few pictures is more than enough for children. They should have privacy.

        Their mother always deserves both privacy with her recovery, and she should be a bit transparent about what is going on. She’s disappeared, they’ve obviously lied about some things, and the goalposts keep moving. That doesn’t work.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      It’s not fair on the younger ones either, it looks as if William is doing what was done to Harry when he was young, George getting all the attention.

    • Dss says:

      I think that maybe he doesn’t have access to the 2 younger kids at the moment. Little George is a future sovereign so Kate and family have no say so over him. I suspect something huge went down between them and she squirreled the 2 younger kids off to Middleton manor.

      • JanetDR says:

        This would not surprise me at all. I suspect that negotiations are happening.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        Yes, it’s almost like William only has custody of George. I don’t necessarily want the other two paraded or shown off, but have they gone anywhere since Christmas? Like Kate, there have been no credible sightings. Kids in my life would die of boredom if they couldn’t leave the house except for school for months.

      • MY3CENTS says:

        DSS that’s what I’m thinking as well.
        I think the real test will be trooping, if they don’t show up , something went down.

      • Anna says:

        I agree. It seems that BRF has no access to Charlotte and Louis, and there is a good reason that they are not trying to fight it and force Kate/Midds to show the kids.

        I think that Kate is somewhere abroad, Swiss clinic or sth like that undergoing treatment and recovery. Is it a physical issue or mental- hard to say, maybe both.

        Also: George is old enough to understand “no comments regarding your mother, don’t say anything don’t answer questions.

        I hope Kate recovers from whatever is going on and will be a present mother. But I am simply curious what is an endgame here and what the f did Wills do.

      • Elo says:

        I still think that Kate is either deceased or incapacitated. I have to wonder if the two littles were given to the Middletons in exchange for their silence.

    • Will he be counting this as work because he was in a suit and so was George? Last game they were at I don’t believe they were suited up. He can’t bring the other children to the game too? I wonder why.

    • Advisor2U says:

      It’s said and disappointing that, in this day and age, the pretending to be a modern prince William chooses to raise his kids by the old Windsor tradition; treat the heir completely different from the other siblings.

      I start to believe that the childeren live separately from each other/their parents; George the heir with William, (as in, he’s the important one to continue the throne), and the two spares are with the Middletons.

      • Advisor2U says:


      • Liz says:

        Interesting theory Advisortu. I always thought they were raising them in a far more stuffy way than Diana wanted to raise her boys.

        The uniformed Norland nanny, not eating with the grown ups, looking like something out of the Edwardian era at the christenings.

        It may be therefore that they do see the heir as different and more special and that’s why he’s with William.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      It’s very clear.that William values George over his other kids. He is a garbage father, like Charles.

    • Karmaflower says:

      @Brassy Rebel
      Idt he has access to the other two kids, and we have only seen George with him 2x this year. Makes me think he made them official outings with the 3rd in line to the throne in order to gain consent be seen with him.

      Whatever he did…it was really bad. Clarence only stepped in very recently to do damage control. All the mess from KP was 100% Mr Burns.

  2. Tessa says:

    The child is 10 and dresses like an adult looking somber. Dressing like a business executive surrounded by adults. William seems to want to show off the heir. William needs to give attention to Charlotte and Louis. Take them to games too. He left Charlotte home on her birthday and he went to a game. Does William not realize that he should give attention to all of them. George should not get the more special treatment. Will brags how George wants to be a pilot. Maybe his other children do too

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Louis will be writing his own version of “Spare” in 30 years from now.

    • JudyB says:

      Even if the dress code were “business executive,” normally dress codes do not apply to children. And clearly, he is prepping the younger two kids to be “spares, which should be a punishable crime!!

    • Scorpio says:

      Given that Charlotte likely can be trusted like George…I would tend to believe that William either doesn’t have access to her or that she is taking her mom’s side for whatever reason (that assumes that her parents are not in accord which is hardly a leap).

      • Nic919 says:

        I agree. Charlotte is fine during walkabouts and better with the public than George. The only one who is too young is Louis. It’s not like either kid is facing a press barrage when they go to the game either.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Agree. George has already been seen with Will. The better PR game would have him attending with Charlotte. We all would have comments about it. That’s okay.

        A lot of us would be like, Will’s doing PR, dragged Charlotte into it but at least Charlotte was included.imo

  3. Cassie says:

    He looks healthier and more relaxed than earlier in the year .

    Looking very smug indeed .

    • Tessa says:

      It gives vibes that George is treated like his only child.

      • Lady Digby says:

        Will sure likes a lot of deference in front of George to establish their joint importance as future kings. Will is happiest when literally pointing things out and explaining to his son in public, must make him feel superior because usually at work events people who actually work for a living explain real life tasks to him!

  4. Chloe says:

    The only good thing william and kate have done is create handsome children. I already feel bad for George’s future girlfriend(s) because next to a horrid press they are also going to have to deal with jealous females.

    • Tessa says:

      I feel sorry for George. His being treated more special than his brother.and sister is not a good thing. The younger two should not be left out because of birth order. William needs to get a clue about parenting.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        He should know better after what happened to Harry, still the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree so we shouldn’t be that surprised.

      • MY3CENTS says:

        TESSA if only there was some children’s early years expert around to help him out….

      • JudyB says:

        In Spare, Harry said that he and William were forced to get dressed in business suits for dinner every night with their father, regardless if there were no other people eating with them that night. And he said they hated it, so why is William making his son dress up for things like sporting events? It looks like he is following his own father’s steps, even if he hated them as a child. And maybe he is doing it because he is insecure about being a father???

        What would be make Charlotte wear to such an event? A long evening gown and a diamond tiara??? Charlotte and Louis are better off at home.

    • brincalhona says:

      How do you know he’s straight?

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        His father was forced into a marriage with a woman he didn’t love, perhaps William felt he needed to do the same. Does it matter.

      • Tessa says:

        Charles was not forced. He always blames others. He proposed to others who turned him down. Camilla encouraged him to marry Diana. It is sad that the late Diana has spin about her that a man married her because he was forced. Charles should be ashamed of himself. He courted a teenager when he was 32. Charles got the heirs divorced his wife and married the mistress. William was not forced he settled. He broke up with Kate a few times too.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        Prince Philip and the Queen mum bullied him into marriage to produce the heir and the spare. At the time it was a constant news story about whom he would marry and when.

      • Tessa says:

        Rosa, Philip did not bully him. the letter he sent to Charles came into the public domain, Philip said if he did not want to marry Diana, let her go. which was good advice The Queen Mum told Charles, Diana was “charming” and she would be sought after by other suitors. Hardly bullying. Charles does what he wants.Charles was turned down by Amanda Knatchbull, and Anna wallace broke up with him. Camilla who always approved or disapproved of Charles lady friends approved of Diana. Charles big flaw is that he never takes responsibility for his own actions. Charles was not bullied, he needed and wanted his own heirs, and he was able to walk away (in effect) from the marriage after he had the two heirs.

      • Jaded says:

        @rosa mwemaid — Charles was not bullied into anything. His father said something along the lines of “if you don’t want to marry Diana, don’t string her along” so it was Charles’s decision. It appears several previous girlfriends figured out that he would not be a reliable or respectful husband and pulled the plug. Diana was much younger and very naïve in those days, and fell into the whole sparkly princess trope, but she soon learned all was not what it seemed.

    • Bettyrose says:

      “Jealous females” 😳

      • AMTC says:

        @BettyRose I was just about to make the same comment….

      • Couch Potato says:

        Females like the crazy old royal “expert” who always writes and says the most abhorrent things about Meghan.

      • bettyrose says:

        @Couch Potato – I tend to think the derangers have more complex motives than “she’s prettier than me.” Racism and classism, for example.

    • NikkiK says:

      Don’t worry, the Windsor genes will kick in. Just look at Prince Edward.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Uhmmm..curious why does anyone think George would be contending with jealous females in his future. Does anyone really think there are aristos, other royals and commoners clamoring to be part of the BM/BRF shiteshow at this point/hellscape of BM?

      Will was turned down by many. Kate was the gifted breeder. LWS. Hope all of those kids find true love. At this point, I’m inclined to believe an arrangement has already been made with one of the Cholmondely girls.jmo For a number of obvious reasons. hmmmmmm

      There will be jealous females fighting each other over George’s attention. smh Wet Dream of the BM. Nightmare of parents that love their daughters.

  5. Lolo86lf says:

    Weird indeed! Where is Kate? Is she so sick that she can’t make an appearance at any event. She could go on for car ride around Buckingham so we can at least get a glimpse of her. What is going on? We know she has cancer but she can still be seen ocassionally at some point.

    • Giddy says:

      He is a horrible parent I know that George ( looking like he’s going to a business conference ) is the heir, but if they are going to ever feel like a family the children should be treated more equally This little man-child should be dressed more in keeping with the event , and his little sister and brother should also get out of the castle once in a while

  6. seaflower says:

    OMG, hes even pointing at George to show him how to shake hands George is doing fine w/o W being a yob)

    • Hypocrisy says:

      I saw that.. the finger in the face is so abusive and triggering.

      • Underhill says:

        Every time I see that finger waggling out where it don’t belong, I just want someone who is being waggled by that finger to bite it.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        Reminds me of what was said about William when Meghan made a friendly joke about baby brains, Kate turned all snooty and William did the same.

      • Liz says:

        William did it to Meghan too (according to Harry’s book) and she told him to get his finger out of her face. Ace 🎾

    • Tessa says:

      It’s like the poor kid has to start work at age 10 and his dad publicly “corrects” him like a boss.

  7. Mego says:

    At the dailymail they called both boys… will you are over 40 it is ridiculous…

  8. Nubia says:

    ‘Birth’ family is a very curious term to use,I think her and Will are pretty much divorced at this stage.

    • First comment says:

      For me, birth family implies that Kate is somewhere else receiving treatment for whatever she’s ailing (thus the absence of appearances), surrounded only by her parents..she’s nowhere near the children or William..the Rota wants desperately to spill the beans…they are leaving crumbs left and right..

      • Unblinkered says:

        That’s what I believe – she’s with her debtor parents and the children are with W.

        Everything’s been buttoned down and the press editors won’t print any insider information. From the little that can be discerned it looks like there’s more than one thing wrong with KM. That’s it.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        A lot of the mystery makes sense if we assume Kate is out of the country. That’s why she can’t be seen or photographed in public, why we don’t even see the younger kids, why the British tabloids have nothing to leak, etc. Could it be Kate is in Thailand or someplace like that, getting special stem cell or other cancer treatments that regular people in England aren’t able to get, and that’s why they’re hiding it? Even that car pick where she was riding with William to a private “appointment” would make sense — we laughed about “how did she get home, take an Uber?” — but if she flew out of the country that day, then of course there was no need for return trip home. Previously, I was convinced Kate was incapacitated by a stroke, but “out of the country for cancer treatments” might make even more sense.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I read that as indicating ‘royal family’ does not include Kate.

  9. sevenblue says:

    I have an unpopular opinion. K&W said before through sources that they want the spares not to have official roles and to earn their own money . If that is true, it is a good thing that the other children don’t get to do these things. George isn’t just watching a football game, he has cameras on him while watching it and some articles are written about it. No child should be subjected to this. If they keep non-heirs out of these public outings, it is good for them. Unfortunately, the heir has no way out of it.

    • Giddy says:

      So you’re saying that by not accompanying their Dad the other two are having a more carefree childhood? I hadn’t thought of it that way, but hopefully you are right I also hope that when there aren’t any cameras around that William treats all three with his attention and affection

      • Tessa says:

        Anne had cameras on her when she was a child and accompanied Charles on outings. She never complained about having a bad childhood.

      • sevenblue says:

        @Giddy, Harry was with Charles as a child in a lot of public outings after Diana died. From Spare, we now know that Charles was an absentee father. The amount of public outings doesn’t indicate any kind of involved parenting. We will probably never know what kind of parents K&W really are until their children decide to share.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      You have a point. I wonder if Kate ever regrets marrying the heir and having her first born’s future decided at the moment of conception. Is she glad he will be King one day or would she prefer him to have the freedom to decide what he is going to do with his own life.

      • Liz says:

        I wonder if Carole now regrets being so keen on her daughter pursuing him

      • Anna says:

        Kate probably had a lot of expectations towards Royal life and possibly her own reactions and emotions. But you cannot predict how you’ll feel once the child is born. The love is overpowering and you feel protective instincts like never before. Maybe the idea of son-the-king was appealing to her but once she had George she felt very differently about such a restricted life that is in his future.

      • BeanieBean says:

        @Anna: don’t think so, otherwise why bring two more into that life?

    • Jais says:

      So yeah, if the two younger kids don’t want to be in front of the cameras, then I hope they have the choice. So far though, the parents have already exposed their kids in order to get positive coverage for themselves. William had a video of charlotte wishing luck to the lionesses when he got heat for missing the finals. So it’s hard to contain that once it’s already been set. The papers expect it now. So we’ll see. But the fact is they haven’t protected the spares so far. They’ve been happy to show them. So using protection as an argument for not seeing the younger two does not really work. It’s more about protecting themselves.

    • Bettyrose says:

      @Sevenblue – It’s not a terrible point. It seems pretty obvious that George is treated as more special, and we can only imagine what domestic horrors these children have witnessed at home. But if overall the younger two are living more carefree childhoods and are given the chance to grow emotionally and be their own people, maybe they have a chance at being emotionally healthy and happy.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Except that the spare, in this case Charlotte, is still the spare & may be called upon. Seems foolish not to prep that person as well.

      • Karmaflower says:

        @Beanie Bean

        Thank goodness Charlotte & Louis will have someone with experience to turn to when they realize they have such crappy parents and extended family who mostly banked on the BRF and George to never explain, never complain.

        Oh hey, look…it’s Uncle Harry! Charlotte & Louis can title their book SPARED. Uncle Harry can write the foreword.

  10. FancyPants says:

    I know this makes me a jerk but I’d love for somebody who has the chance to pull George off to the side and ask what’s really going on (but he’s probably been coached with some auto-response).

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      I’m amazed that there hasn’t been any gossip coming from the other parents at the school

      • SamuelWhiskers says:

        There’s no way other parents at a school like that would ever gossip outside of their own circle. The wealthy elite don’t gossip outside of their own social group and put a very high priority on discretion.

      • Bettyrose says:

        I find that intriguing too. Sure the elite close ranks, but it’s more than that. There must be NDAs and heavy codes of silence. There are tween classmates who know at least some details and tweens aren’t exactly compelled by elite cultural norms. What is keeping the classmates from talking?

      • First comment says:

        @Bettyrose, perhaps they are thinking about the children and the Impact it would have on them any kind of gossip…or they are in the dark as much as we are… I’m thinking about all the articles that point there are very few people who really know what’s going on…very few stuff, no friends…. after all, both of them and especially William is obsessed with secrecy..

      • SamuelWhiskers says:

        How do you know they’re not talking? I’ve heard royal and celeb gossip that would curl your hair at dinner parties and stuff like press nights, but unless you’re being invited to those events you wouldn’t have access to that gossip. (And I only have access to like 1%.)

        People assume if gossip exists then it gets online, but in reality only a little gossip gets online. The pegging thing being a case in point – that gossip was doing the rounds in certain circles here in London for years before someone tipped off DeuxMoi, it was 100% an offline rumour until then. This isn’t the same thing, but there are several celebs I know are gay/bi (in some cases quite openly so) and there’s not a single hint or whisper about it anywhere online.

        I’m sure there’s tons of gossip out there, we just aren’t well-connected enough to know about it.

      • Bettyrose says:

        @Samuelwhiskers – but it’s not the gossip that’s intriguing. It’s the quiet on the basic details. Are the kids coming to school regularly and just being kids? If they are, then this is all muchadoo about nothing. It’s the opposite of gossip.

      • Karmaflower says:

        3 letters:

        N D A

  11. Kokiri says:

    So… part of the separation negotiations is George lives with Willy? Future king & all the horsepucky.
    And the other 2 “spares” can live with Kate. That’s what she has to settle for, George being out of her reach. In return she gets the house, the other children, $$ as long as she plays along.
    No wonder she’s so ill. Imagine your child being beyond you because of some make up title.

    I bet only George is at the trooping.

    • amyb says:

      I agree if they aren’t at the Trooping it is clear there is a custody deal in the works.

    • Lemons says:

      All of the school negotiations would now make more sense. In reality, George was always going to Eton, but perhaps Kate has won the school of her choice for Charlotte and Louis…

    • Tessa says:

      How long will the media tolerate Kate and the younger children not being seen. William did get criticized by some for leaving Charlotte to go to a game on her birthday

  12. Tessa says:

    If George is the only one the media will ask questions again. William might have to get another farmer’s market artificial intelligence video.

  13. rosa mwemaid says:

    Why’s he on the other side in the second picture.

  14. RoyalBlue says:

    In addition to preparing him for the spotlight, my thought is he brought George along, so he didn’t get booed.

    Anyway, here is willy out, acting like a single dad. I often think back to the reports in December, that rumors a royal separation would be announced in the new year. I speculated at the time that it would be Bea and Edo, but when I think back, I suspect they presented Lazy with the news in December and then somehow things took a turn downhill. Anyway… looking at how this all plays out.

    • Anance says:

      ITA–George is a prop in this case. I have pug that I use as prop whenever I take walks.

    • Harper says:

      George looked like he was dragged along as boo insurance. Willy knows he is personally sketchy to a lot of people right now, but George is a much more sympathetic figure. And a sad looking one as well. Poor kid.

    • SamuelWhiskers says:

      The royal separation was announced – it was some European royal couple, I don’t remember their names. Not British royals.

  15. Feebee says:

    I get why he’s dragged George out, he’s the heir. And generational trauma be damned, this is what happens. He didn’t look particularly stoked to be there but his team wasn’t playing so maybe even the chance to meet Jack Grealish wasn’t enough to make a Manchester derby interesting for a 10/11 year old.

    Was watching something that made me think about the spares not being seen. I think they’re still young enough to blurt something out. Esp Louie.

  16. Vixxo says:

    The simplest thing for them to do (“shut up”) they won’t do. They said no more appearances for Wilnot only Zoom. Nigeria happens and he has 100s of engagements. He’s looking after his wife, his wife is being looked after by her family. The kids are fine he is busy being a Dad we only see George 🤷🏾‍♀️ Don’t interrupt your enemy while he’s making a mistake

  17. Amy Bee says:

    But he missed the Women’s FA cup finl which was on May 12.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      They’re only women, real men don’t watch women’s football. Actually my husband loves watching the women play, or he used to, he reckons they play the “beautiful game” the way it is meant to be played, and none of the acting. Trouble is, they are now learning from the men.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Do you know–and I cannot remember how this subject even came up–but I heard the same thing expressed by one of the fellows who was packing up my stuff & loading it on a truck. The men are drama queens, he preferred watching the women.

    • Lau says:

      Thank you @Amy Bee, I was coming here to say just that. I’ll also add that the owner of Man United didn’t bother to show up either to see the women’s team win the FA Cup and chose instead to go see the men’s team lose against Arsenal. Such wonderful examples of men all around.

  18. Snooks says:

    George always looks so anxious in photos.

  19. AnaCR says:

    There is new news from Concha Calleja: “About Kate Middleton specifically, they have told me ‘I would like to tell you that the worst is over but it is not true’. The treatment does not end until the month of August and will have to undergo another surgical intervention before the end of the year.

  20. Pomski says:

    Think about it. If Will takes all three kids for an outing we’d be bombarded with stories of Poor Kate wandering the palace all alone and distraught over being separated from her children. Kate stares longingly out the window, sources say! These are the early years where bonding and nurturing are vital for the prosperity of the country, an insider is said to have heard the princess mumble into a tear stained handkerchief. Catherine is keen on reuniting with her brood after a fretful two hours apart, claims a birth family member!

    • BeanieBean says:

      Ooh, maybe we’ll get another ‘through the window’ photo! With her face turned away, natch! 😉

  21. Steph says:

    Pegs is too much like his Chuck to have full custody of George. In the legal sense, sure but he’s not doing the full time single dad thing.

  22. tamsin says:

    If Kate will not be seen at Trooping, who will be riding with the kids? If William is on horseback, the children cannot be riding in a carriage by themselves- they’re too young. Do they ride with the evil step-grandma?

  23. Mel says:

    I wish they’d let that kid , kid and let him attend casual events casually dressed.

  24. Interested Gawker says:

    There needs to be proof of life established for the Princess of Wales, conducted as a traditional live news conference with witnesses independent of the BRF and the BM.

    Kate needs to speak for herself. Kate needs to be seen to establish her condition to date. If she is physically unable to do that the public deserve to know the actual state of her health explained by a representative of her medical team.

    • Proud Mary says:

      Exactly, her medical team. Not Rebecca “Refrigerator” English.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        Yes, on the record covered by ‘real’ media outlets and formal, no more of this whisper down the lane rota BS.

    • Magdalena says:

      Kate “needs” to continue to lie in the bed she made and remain well away and out of sight. There aren’t many people demanding proof of life for her, especially not her so-called fans. Most people shrugged and moved on. As many on Twitter have pointed out, it’s mainly the fans of the couple she helped drive out of the country who have been wondering about her.

      When has she ever spoken for herself? She has always been an expert at letting other people speak for her, for better or worse, and that is precisely what is happening now. The friends who we keep hearing that she has do not appear to be worried in the slightest.

      Whatever has happened, or is happening “to” her, cannot be worse than the horror she wished for another and very nearly brought to fruition (and succeeded in one part). She is getting all the privacy and grace and sympathy and consideration which very few thought to give her victims at the time and still don’t. Either way, she will be fine, and if not, c’est la vie.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Well said.

      • Myriam says:

        @Magdalena “c’est la vie” Lol YES!

      • Interested Gawker says:

        “When has she ever spoken for herself?”

        That’s the part that’s so glaring; all these years Kate and her mother continued to get their talking points out even when she was not in the public eye. The Kate ‘we know’, as tangential spectators, would have made much more of her illness, recuperation and mothering/grandparental care in her ‘regular’ mode of operation.

        “Most people shrugged and moved on.”

        So let them. I’m more interested in the ongoing need for people to insist to those still concerned that it’s needless to continue being vocal about it. I remain concerned. KP/William, along with his allies and underlings in the media, should not be able to shove all of their duplicity and fraud under the carpet and carry on as if it was of no consequence while disappear his wife. We have no idea if ‘Kate made her own bed’ in this situation or has any control over what’s happened to her but we do know KP, the BRF and the BM are lying liars who lie. We have seen them lie, distribute false images, put nonsensical statements, avoid standard on the record standard press events and not be able to be called to account for it.

        If Kate’s ‘fate’ was ordained by her behaviour and belief that the leopards wouldn’t eat her face, if she now has been given what some believe to be her just desserts, she and her children are as much victims of the BRF and their fatal embrace of malicious media tactics as H&M and Diana. They should not be able to get away with this.

        “She is getting all the privacy and grace and sympathy and consideration”

        We. Do. Not. Know. This.

        What she may be getting is a media blackout purported to be genuine when it’s actually a nefarious control of media and government channels to protect William, Camilla and by extension the conservative establishment by keeping her story, what ever it is from being disclosed. The existing system to push H&M negative propaganda has come to encompass silencing Kate’s family and includes fraudulent images and information. That ‘grace’ is her husband shutting down every avenue to avoid scrutiny about his wife; that its dressed up as her choice and desire is spin, not fact.

        Until we hear actual real POW say her piece, we have no idea what is going on. This should happen and Murdoch media should be barred from such an event.

  25. Lady Digby says:

    UK TV presenters who used to work as a couple on ITV Good Morning have just announced they are to divorce after quietly separating 2 years ago. The Fail commented that they continued to appear at public events but were stony faced off camera. Michael Give and Sarah Vine also quietly separated and only announced a divorce after the standard 2 years of legal separation. Secret separations are not uncommon amongst high profile couples; Will looks care free here in every sense of the word?

    • Liz says:

      Mike & Carole have been quietly separated for years too

    • Julianna says:

      @Lady Digby

      I thought the same thing. He looked mighty SMUG. In one photo, it looked like he was elated to be rid of his wife and smug because of his one sided competition with Harry. And personally, I think he just uses his children for personal gain.

  26. anotherlily says:

    I agree with the view that Kate is at her parents ‘ house. It seems the most reasonable explanation for Kate’s total disappearance, the manipulated photos, the AI video and the fake-Kate sightings. The Middletons have acquired much of the land surrounding Bucklebury Manor. Pippa and her husband have bought the farmland directly opposite and have a large house there. They are also protected by royal police security and cctv.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      Respectfully, no, having her sequestered with her parents is not a reasonable explanation of any of KP’s moves to date, particularly their belligerence on SM via bots shut down all speculation -particularly women who remarked about the physical aspects of having had abdominal surgery themselves and the incongruous ways ‘Kate’ was behaving as a post operative patient in KP’s various fake sightings and statements that held little medical sense. MaMidds has had her avenues to the media curtailed so Middleton talking points can’t get out. KP is spending a lot of energy policing SM while compelling a blackout of actual Kate news in the UK in favour of ‘zombie’ fluff stories, rehashed puff pieces and hearsay that make it seem there is no issue in Kate’s recovery. The BM are chewing around the edges of things they can’t disclose rather than being completely in the dark and basing whole articles on vague unsubstantiated comments rather than fact.

      KP/BRF is not allowing he Middleton’s to talk. People freely admit that her status as a married in makes her ‘less important’ than the ‘real royals’. We still don’t know if the statements purported to be from Princess Catherine are actually from her and she has not been seen in public for five months. This is unacceptable for a public figure and William should not be a gatekeeper shutting her and her mother up, issuing statements like the Franken photo and hanging Kate out for ridicule with no way to defend herself for a killed picture attributed to her husband.

      None of this makes sense at all.

      • Libra says:

        @interested gawker; I’m as baffled as you; trying to put 2 and 2 together and not getting any outcome that makes sense. Neither Carole or Mike have been seen which is curious.

    • I think someone still could of gotten an actual picture by now.

  27. smee says:

    I’ll take the future, future king. You can have the spares and hang out with your birth family (ie not royal)

  28. BeanieBean says:

    Well there goes our theory that it’s Kate who wants George dressed up as a little banker for any & all public events.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      Or, having read that chatter online, ‘they’ hit upon a way to suggest a ‘Kate-ism’ in a William appearance by putting George in a suit, suggesting she still has a say in things ‘so she must be well’…

  29. Cathy says:

    Easy way to tell if Kate is at her parents. If there is a large police presence and they block off walking tracks near the house when Kate’s there. That’s an easy way to tell.

    • Unblinkered says:

      But who’s going to go near there to see? The neighbours will be heartily sick of the circus but, regardless, no editor will print anything alluding to where KM actually is.

      Remember too what a sly woman Carol is, there’s probably back ways in and out of her (ill-gotten) house.

  30. JJ says:

    Why is Kate only surrounded by her birth family? She has a whole husband, a father-in-law where there was a whole article about how much she is the daughter he never had. Plus, Cams was seen out with Rose and Rose’s son was holding Cam and Charles’ robes at some thing they were having so are the Windsors washing their hands of Kate?

    • Interested Gawker says:

      In the same way Cam was seen having lunch with Clarkson before his screed was published, the photos showing Cam and Rose being in the news, mentioning she curtsied to Camilla were intentional sadism. I’m sure MaMidds was livid.


      YES he is a H.

  31. Molly says:

    It’s trivial to look up photos from 2022-2023 and see that at least two dozen separate occasions involved sightings of the royal children, totally apart from their “official” posed photographs. They were spotted and photographed at stores, at the theater, at the park, on the school run, at restaurants, at airports, and more.

    The fact that they haven’t been photographed is VERY WEIRD. Five months is far longer than we’ve ever gone without photos of any of them. It means they’re not going to airports, parks, theater trips, the zoo, shopping, restaurants. None of it. There hasn’t been even a tweet from someone saying they saw the children doing something normal in public.

    There is no excuse for this. If any normal parents kept their children out of sight for half a year, never letting them go to the shops or the park, they’d be considered abusive or neglectful.

    • Iolanthe says:

      Forget the kids , the Middletons en masse seem missing in action. Diana was pursued by paps in the back of beyond, even in the middle of the ocean . There have been zoom lenses trained on Kate at private moments . Meghan and Harry on another continent cant step out for a coffee without getting their pictures plastered everywhere .When did the
      Waleses privacy become so sacred to press hounds? Nobody has spotted or spoken to any of the family , staff , friends, school friends. Those children are not going to any’s glaringly obvious to anyone with half a brain .

  32. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    According to Kate, Charlotte plays football and rugby at school, so wouldn’t she have enjoyed an outing like this with her dad? I guess not, and/or Kate was lying.

    Anyway, I agree with a poster above who said Kate and the younger kids are not in the country – it would explain why none of them can be photographed or seen in public, and why Geoge is the only one we see (there is no WAY precious, special Geoge would be allowed to spend so much time out of the country, even hypothetically if his mother was dying in Switzerland or whereever.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      I do wonder if she is in a different country, I wouldn’t rule it out…

    • Tessa says:

      And what effect would this have on George. His siblings are not around and he is singled out as special ny his father dressing in suits and the fuss that he is William mini me. Does George even get time to talk to his siblings. This is so weird. And William appears to isolate George and micromanage his behavior.

  33. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    They don’t gossip because they don’t know anything. Does anyone think Kate REALLY dropped her kids off at school every day and chatted with other parents? And even if she did, that ANY parent has a clue what is going on right now with that family? She is n9t getting “preventative only” chemo. Whatever IS happening with Kate, it is not preventative only chemo. She either has cancer more serious than they are admitting, or it’s something else (stroke, etc.). Either way, the other school families are as clueless as anyone else.

  34. L4Frimaire says:

    You know, I’m gonna take everything they say at face value unless it’s shown to be otherwise. If everyone is ok with William only going to the occasional football match and Kate staying out of sight, out of mind, for the rest of the year for whatever treatment is needed, then cool. They can’t hold the Sussexes to a ridiculous standards if this is acceptable. Everyone seems fine with them not working, not communicating, so let them run things this way.

  35. ShoppeGirlMN says:

    Let’s not forget that he also wants to do work when it positions himself as the sexy eligible global superstar.

  36. Linney says:

    I am beginning to agree with the other posters who believe William does not have free access to the younger two. It is important to him to be seen as “cool dad” and devoted father. So why hasn’t Charlotte (and Louis) been seen with him? Given that his wife is unwell (not cancer, imho), the kids must be very unsettled. So why hasn’t he been seen paying attention to the younger two? Of course, we don’t know what goes on behind the scenes, but given that William and Kate were always trotting the kids out when they needed good press, why isn’t William trotting them out now? He obviously knows he is getting slammed in the press.