Princess Kate & William were seen at a chocolate shop in Norfolk, apparently

As you guys discussed in the comments, there’s apparently been another sighting of the Princess of Wales this week. We’re genuinely supposed to believe that Kate has been popping up in public in February, March and now May on a regular basis and no one thinks to snap photos or take a video? I guess so. Well, it looks like Prince William and Kate were seen in Holt, which is in Norfolk. Their kids have been out of school this week, so the family was reportedly in Norfolk this whole time. And Kate and William managed to go into town and pick up some chocolates without anyone photographing them:

The Prince and Princess of Wales have been spotted shopping at a Norfolk deli as the future Queen continues her cancer treatment. William and Kate paid a visit to the Bakers & Larners food hall in Holt on Tuesday.

An eyewitness who was in the shop at the time said “it was nice to see the couple shopping together” and noted that William had purchased some chocolate.

The food hall sells high-end, artisan products and features a chocolate counter where customers can select from a choice of luxury chocolates.

A spokeswoman from Bakers & Larners said: “We are always honoured to be visited by the Royal Family and Tuesday was no different- we look forward to seeing Their Royal Highnesses in Holt again soon.”

[From The Eastern Daily Press]

The last time we got a blitz of reporting about Kate’s mysterious reappearances, no one believed the stories and then TMZ and The Sun produced that janky video of “Kate” speed-walking out of the Windsor Farm Store. I’m just saying, if we throw enough skepticism at all of this reporting, we might get another janky video out of it, and at least that would be something. We have to give them a reason to do something crazy.

Meanwhile, just like March, the sudden “sightings” of Kate have led to a renewed conversation about whether or not Kate will be seen at Trooping the Colour or any public event. Back in March, the Ministry of Defense tried to announce that Kate would attend the Colonel’s Review of Trooping the Colour. Kensington Palace pushed back in a big way and basically made the MoD delete any reference to Kate, saying that only the palace would be confirming and announcing Kate’s appearances. Well, now MoD has officially confirmed this week that Kate will NOT attend the Colonel’s Review on June 8th. While it’s widely assumed that Kate will not attend Trooping, it’s worth noting that the palace hasn’t confirmed that yet.

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  1. MSS says:

    Two theories

    1. This didn’t happen and the Spokesperson was paid to lie
    2. This did happen and William and Kate went incognito kind of like how Harry and Meghan go from place to place and manage to not get photographed for months at a time

    • sevenblue says:

      There is no conspiracy theory about H&M going missing. So, no need for anyone in public to take a photo of them. Kate hasn’t been seen for months by the public and still there are bunch of theories about her. If I was in public seeing with my own eyes that she is healthy and just doing some errands, I would take a pic to tell people that they are all wrong.

      • Nubia says:

        The Sussexes are regularly seen and there is no issues that they arent alive and well. Many A list celebrities are capable of living very private lives,it can be done. That’s why I know people like the Kardashians have the paps on speed dial. When real celebs like Angelina Jolie,Jennifer Aniston or Beyonce are not promoting anything t
        You will rarely see them,and they still live in California.

      • GoodWitchGlenda says:

        This is my take as well. I don’t believe much of what is theorized about Kate, but what I DO believe is someone would get a photo of her if she were in public.

    • Vee says:

      National Geographic, NASA, and even The Weather Channel include photos when something is ‘spotted’. And with the thousands of cards and letters Kate has received, was there not one person among the chocolate crowd to offer her well-wishes?

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        How many smartphones and CCTV cameras are there in the UK and yet not a single image of the poor wee sausage? Nah, not buying it.

        Even when Kateatonic Missington would to out before, with or without Huevos Rageros, unannounced, there would be social media posts by people on the street who’d spotted them and snapped a sneaky pic.

        This announcement by their spokesperson is absolute, 100 percent horseplop, meant to divert the rising tide of Where Is Kate on social media, given that it’s now 5 months and 11 days since the public has had proof that she’s alive.

        This is a sign that the palaces are panicking because the public isn’t buying what they’re selling. Well, they need to start panicking because if what she’s been suffering from all these months isn’t side effects from the big C, then they have a constitutional crisis on their hands, and Sunak the Spineless is ill equipped to guide their nation through that.

        Interesting that even though Adelaide Cottage has the whole of Windsor Park at their disposal, they keep coming to Norfolk on holiday? This emphasizes to me yet again that she never left Sandringham after xmas, apart from possibly one ambulance ride convoy into London. I still believe she’s been in isolation on Wood Farm at Sandringham all this time. Per Wikipedia, Wood Farm at Sandringham is “The cottage is also a guest house for visitors who want “complete privacy”. It has five bedrooms, so plenty of room for visits from her “birth family” and the kids.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        Maybe we should ask Nat Geo, NASA, and the Weather Channel to try to get photos of these stealth shopping trips.

    • ELX says:

      This story isn’t true! And the more they lie and K goes without even waving at a window, the weirder this gets. Is she really that vain? Or in a coma?

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        The calls to have her on the balcony at Trooping have been growing on Twitter. If they don’t have her out there at the balcony for a minute or two at the very least, all heck’s gonna break loose.

        And if they try to Weekend at Bernie’s her on that balcony, or attempt to use a double again, the monarchy is gonna come down around their heads because the public will see right through that shite in a heartbeat.

        Time for the palaces to be honest for once in their g-d lives and take the consequences that come with that.

      • Lorelei says:

        IMO a photo or video of Kate out shopping (or doing literally anything) right now would be worth WAY TOO MUCH money, no matter how “protective” the locals usually are about W&K’s privacy. There’s no way that every single person present would refrain from sneaking pictures.

      • Theresa says:

        If she has been getting chemo treatments for her cancer she may have lost her hair and that would explain why she doesn’t want to be seen….just a thought

      • CatMum says:

        I disagree, Theresa. it can’t just be that. she’s had no problem wearing wigs for years and she can afford the very best. or at least her captors can.

        if they could have possibly trotted her out for a brief appearance, they would have done it by now. something seems to be terribly wrong.

      • Nic919 says:

        She is not going shopping if she lost her hair, at least not without wearing a wig or something to cover her head. She knows she would be noticed.

    • I don’t believe this at all. They are trying very hard to stop the where is Can’t. If they want it to stop then she needs to be seen. Someone must have had a phone to capture the sighting if those two were out together. Can’t and Peg didn’t live together before her being missing so I really doubt he would be out with her now. Peg has moved on and is busy doing his single sexy global statesman act .

      • Over it says:

        She was spotted was she ? Her husband was with her was he.
        Well then it’s official I believe them and therefore you must all believe me when I say that I invented air. That’s right, if they can lie to all our faces with utter fantasies and we are all to swallow it hook, line and sinker, then you should all believe me too . Because why not ?

      • Joyful Liluri says:

        “Sexy global states man”

        Why did I envision William, with a rose between his rodent choppers, trying to do a sexy tango, alone?

        And culminating with him high kicking a globe before sliding into the ever classy ever classic Burt Reynolds “sexy” pose?

        Meanwhile Harry – ewwww brother ewwwwwww

      • Lula08 says:

        Does anyone think else think it is weird that all the Kate sightings are her buying food that she most likely doesn’t eat ?

      • BeanieBean says:

        There’s also the issue of when were they ever seen shopping together before? After their marriage & kids, that is?

    • First comment says:

      Unfortunately, @Mss, there’s a third possibility: it did happen but with one of Kate’s double… Kp has shown in the past that they wouldn’t hesitate to use one….I wouldn’t trust anything at this point

      • Hannah1 says:

        Yes, the most likely scenario. When will the British taxpayers start to grumble about paying for this farce with both of them needing months off due to ‘preventative’ cancer treatment?

      • Julianna says:

        @First Comment 🎯

        It was the body double again IMO.

        That or they paid them and lied.

        KP lied and had someone say she was seen at the Farmers Market. The Farm Shop body double video didn’t drop for 2 more days. Someone at the Farm Store also made comments about it.

        What made me know for fact it was a lie (even prior to watching the obvious fake video) was when I heard an interview from the supposed person that filmed it and he kept emphasizing in the interview that “William and Kate” were so happy & laughing together and looked like a loving couple ( something to that effect). I absolutely knew then it was a staged interview, staged sighting and lie. The palace coached him to say that.

    • How very strange it is to insert H and M into this at all. Please save that for the British tabloids, it’s all they have.

      This is literally nothing like that. Kate has not been seen credibly since Christmas.

    • Joyful Liluri says:

      Remember those boarding schools that came out and said that Kate had been looking into them? And the whole article read like an advertisement for the schools with the head masters making it clear that kates visits and interest happened last year?

      The UK is in a cost of living crisis. I absolutely believe that high end chocolatiers and expensive boarding schools would take a hit.

      To people – getting some chocolate from their shop was a fun little luxury that they enjoyed.

      Currently buying 2 ply toilet paper feels extravagant, name brand shampoo feels extravagant- there are inexpensive alternatives so it doesn’t make sense to spend the few extra pounds or dollars on something so unimportant. Ahhh yes. Same with chocolate.

      What’s a great way to advertise your business? ESP a business that has been hit hard in that regular people are no longer stopping to buy a little luxury.

      Whether or not businesses want to admit it – it’s these transactions that keep most businesses alive. Not the extremely wealthy that make an order once in a blue moon for an event or party.

      In one article – in which they do not specify which royals visited their shop, all of the children are also HRH’s – they promote their business as a delightful treat and luxurious but also reachable/ relatable / not intimidating since the middle class princess Kate has been tied to it.

      Gotta hustle post Brexit.

      • Becks1 says:

        This definitely reads like an advertisement for the chocolate shop. I mean how many people on here are googling it or looking at it on google maps etc? There’s a reason this story is so specific. Gotta hustle like you said.

      • Jay says:

        That’s exactly what this is – I’d actually be surprised if we don’t hear from more Norfolk shops promoting themselves by suggesting or staging Wales “sightings”.

        Wales Watching, we can call it – the practice of promoting your business by pretending that the Wales were “just there” – even if there’s no photographic evidence. “Oh, you must have just missed them! Try a chocolate?”

      • Feeshalori says:

        “Wales Watching,” good one, Jay. Maybe sightseeing tours can be arranged to spot the elusive Wales.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Jay, “Wale Watching” 🏆🏆

      • Christine says:

        I think you have completely nailed it. My niece spent two years begging one of us to take her to some place here in LA that makes the salads the Kardashians apparently eat in every episode. And that’s just a teenager wanting to go where the Kardashians eat, and they are the exact opposite of missing.

        It’s smart, I don’t blame this place one bit!

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      But people do take photos of H&M together or separately when they’re out and about, and they post them to social. Just off the top of my head, the July 4th parade and when Meghan went to that entrepreneur conference recently. And as others have pointed out, H&M haven’t been “missing” for months or had everyone from the general public to the international media speculating about their whereabouts.

    • Julianna says:

      This is nothing in comparison to H&M going incognito and not being photographed. Kate hasn’t been verifiably seen for over 5 months and literally trends on social media #whereiskate as if it’s her literal brand at this point.

      And “she” apparently wasn’t incognito if the British tabloids are printing the “sighting”. Also, this is the exact same scenario we got prior to the Farm Shop video dropping with a BODY DOUBLE skipping down the market.

    • Jane says:

      I will believe it when the AP approved of the photos ( if there’s any). These KP dwellers and the rest of the RF members are all propaganda relying on the gutter media to churn good made up narratives about them. It lacks authenticity and sickening. Sad to say this is how Peg’s reign will be. Propaganda, propaganda, propaganda.

      • AngryJayne says:

        Yeah okay.
        Sure. They really were out and about looking so relaxed and happy again.

    • GTWiecz says:

      This photo is from 2022. It’s already on Twitter, along with other pictures from that day. See they’re dressed for autumn. Woman in a coat to the right.

  2. equality says:

    ‘A spokeswoman from Bakers & Larners said: “We are always honoured to be visited by the Royal Family and Tuesday was no different- we look forward to seeing Their Royal Highnesses in Holt again soon.”’ Is this woman saying they were actually there on Tuesday? Doesn’t sound like it to me.

    • Jks says:

      It’s an odd, defensive, convoluted and insincere sounding statement.

      “Tuesday was no different “- their feelings on Tuesday about a royal visit was no different but there probably was no royal visit on that Tuesday.

    • drgflyathome says:

      And it’s also super odd that there were no “Kate looked to be doing well, we’re so happy she can continue healing in Norfolk” comments or anything to that nature. Nothing at all about Kate. This definitely didn’t happen. I wouldn’t be surprised is KP paid the chocolate shop off or they used it as a chance for free advertisement.

      But I’m all for a new janky video to embarrass themselves again

      • equality says:

        Yes, commenting more about Kate would have made it seem more natural.

      • OliviaOne says:

        Came to say just that: It feels like a good plug for a shop. Because.. how is the firm going to deny that? 😛

    • Eurydice says:

      Lol, what a twister of a statement. They feel honored every day of the week, if and when the RF shows up. and they look forward to seeing some non-specific Royal Highnesses soon after their last non-specified visit.

    • Joyful Liluri says:

      They could easily know how it will read – William and Kate – but George he also a HRH. So if he and papa hopped into the shop for all of 30 seconds before open or past close – no pics and technically the HRH is correct. The people made assumptions. That’s not on them.

    • Dan says:

      Being very careful with words there!

    • Jay says:

      They could have seen one or more royal in store, sure, but this statement could also apply to a staff member purporting to represent the household, right? An assistant or even a Middleton looking for freebies for “Kate”?

  3. seaflower says:

    Yawn to rinse and repeat “sightings”

    • Agnes says:

      Sightings are the new Invitation to Balmoral

    • Lau says:

      They’re acting as if Kate was Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. “We saw her for sure !”

    • Where'sMyTiara says:

      LA Times had a headline: “Another Kate Middleton Sighting? Unedited Pics or it Didn’t Happen”

      American media, whose favour the BRF has been so eager to curry (because it’s all part of their whole ‘we must punish H&M & the kids for existing’ sh-tshow)… is showing the BRF the door and telling them to let it hit them on the arse on the way out.

      American media NOT owned by Murdoch is delivering the SHADE and I’m here for it.

  4. Nubia says:

    I see they are poking the best again, I think we are about to see another sighting or perhaps official video.

    • Avonan says:

      No name attached to this ‘eyewitness’? I know anonymity is the purview of the contract between the British media and the palaces, with their ‘sources’,…but now it extends to chocolate shoppers in Norfolk. Curious.

      Anyone see the improved AI Kate pleading for people to continue asking: ‘Where is Kate?’

      • Interested Gawker says:

        Yes! A link was put in yesterday’s post, bless whoever made that video!

        “Keep asking questions, something is not right”

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Yes, Avonan, I saw that video and thought it really throws doubt onto the BBC video. I hope Kaiser does a post about it here!

      • First comment says:

        @Avonan, unfortunately, the link doesn’t work anymore…coincidence?

      • Belinda says:

        I saw it on Reddit Kate Missing Forum yesterday, if that helps? Might be still there?

        And what struck me in particular was that it was done by a member of the public. If they can do that, then what could experts with unlimited resources do with technology that’s only available to ultra rich corporations, governments and royalty?

      • First comment says:

        @Sussexwatcher, thank you but it doesn’t.. never mind, I’ve seen the what can AI produce in other cases, so I’m pretty sure that this was a great example…

  5. Louise177 says:

    Odd that Kate can go to a bunch of random places but can’t take a quick photo to release to the public. I’m beginning to think she and William like the speculation. They get covered a lot but I think this is the most interest people have had of them in a long time.

    • MY3CENTS says:

      Yeah it’s pretty stupid because basically if she is well enough to go chocolate shopping is she not well enough to go on a balcony and wave for 5 minutes?

      • Debbie says:

        And she also can’t ride in a carriage where someone else is doing the driving, so she wouldn’t even have to do that. Nope.

      • Lorelei says:

        @My3cents, this is what makes KP’s “strategy” so completely insane. They don’t think that people will ask this exact question? She can go shopping but can’t wave from a balcony??

    • Bosa says:

      Totally agree with you!

  6. Kokiri says:

    As if she eats chocolate.

    And if she’s well enough to go buy chocolate, she’s well enough to zoom & earn her keep.

    Isn’t that what people always say? If you can do anything at all you can also work. She should be working.
    Cancer is devastating, yet people carry on & work. The only reason she isn’t is because no one holds them accountable.

    • ML says:

      Kokiri, THIS. My friend with a really nasty form of Crohn’s as well as my husband’s cousin do NOT eat chocolate due to the caffeine and effect of the chocolate on their digestive system.
      UC can have the same issues with chocolate.
      She could have been along for choosing something for someone else, but given the little we know, this sounds odd.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Kokiri – yes, as if she eats chocolate. But also, as if she and Will have EVER been spotted shopping together (except the fake farm shop video). When have we ever seen them running errands or out shopping together? Never.

      So suddenly she’s well enough to be spotted several times in a week out running errands – and has also fallen into a time warp where not one single person has a smart phone?! – but she’s also still too sick to stand on a balcony next week? And no one should ask her to go back to work or for a verifiable proof of life photo? Sure, Jan.

      This speculation is fake fake fake. And that shop manager is lying. Whoever is running these rumors (I’m assuming KP since Willy is included) is going to get burned eventually.

      • First comment says:

        I wouldn’t put it past them to use a double for Kate….I’m not sure that the manager is lying.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I commented similarly just above. When have the two of them ever been spotted shopping together? After marriage & kids, that is? There’s that one grocery store CCTV video of them in their dating days, but that’s it. Which also illustrates there are cameras everywhere! So if she’s been out & about, by golly some camera somewhere would capture that. These folks are lying liars who lie.

    • Harper says:

      Just to be clear, Bakers & Larners is not a chocolate shop. It’s a deli/ grocery shop that probably also sells candy/chocolate. It’s not like a luxury Godiva shop that you pop into for a bonbon.

      • bettyrose says:

        I’m sorry but that makes it even funnier. Straight from the normal Bill & Cathy playbook of ten years ago. If it were true, which it so obviously is not.

  7. Shawna says:

    Clever ad for chocolate. Will the owner get a royal warrant or OBE in return for giving William some cover?

  8. Alex Can says:

    If another video or photograph comes out, just keep an eye on Kate’s wonky arms. That’s how you’ll be able to tell if it’s her or not.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      I think the look alike at Windsor has a slightly more pointed chin, too one look and said, that’s not Kate.

  9. Jane says:

    At this point I absolutely believe that Kate is out of the country receiving cutting edge treatment for a diagnosis with a dire outcome.

    • Anna says:

      Posting second time since the first one somehow disappeared.

      I fully believe she is in a treatment facility for the rich somewhere in Switzerland or similar – total middle of nowhere. For what – physical or mental issue? Considering that BRF is not trying to squash current rumors I suspect it is sth opposite and not entirely physical – and this will never be admitted. Perfect middle class family would never “produce” mental illness, right?

      She had top notch medical care – unless she is actively avoiding doctors she has access to any screening tests she wishes, it is hard for me to imagine, unless extremely unlucky with aggressive disease, that she has an overlooked advanced stage disease.

    • Lorelei says:

      Genuine question— if Kate does in fact have cancer, would it be necessary for her to leave the country to get excellent treatment?

      I know that sometimes here in the US, people will travel if they have a rare condition that a hospital in another state specializes in or something like that, but doesn’t the UK have facilities that treat cancer that are just as good as others in Europe (or wherever it’s speculated that Kate may be)?

      • bettyrose says:

        Not necessarily about a specialist, but if it’s a long term care situation, a discreet spa like rehab facility in Switzerland might be just the ticket.

  10. Rapunzel says:

    There’s an article going around thst Kate is “considering” going to Trooping, “if she feels well enough.” Pressure is being applied.

    • ChewieNYC says:

      I bet she’ll be at trooping on the balcony only. And it may be a last minute show up thing to throw off Charles and Camilla and steal some of their thunder.

    • Anna says:

      That’s why I think it is not a physical illness. If she was laying in a coma no amount of pressure would help. wouldn’t be surprised if men in grey and BM thought “medicate her enough to show her off on the damn balcony”.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Rapunzel, that’s what they get for the “she’s been out shopping!” nonsense!

    • Dilettante says:

      Or more BS is being spread.

  11. K says:

    Frankly this is one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen. This whole situation is sooooo strange kind of like when Charlene was..gone or whatever. Gives me the creeps.

    • MSS says:

      The difference was that people knew exactly what was going on with Charlene and where she was.

  12. Rapunzel says:

    I don’t know which I believe less: that Kate went out and wasn’t papped, or that Kate went out, alone, with William.

  13. Lolo86lf says:

    This is all so weird. These Kate sightings remind of the sightings of Sasquatch or El Chupacabra. Kate and William should plan an outing at some event for the world to see so all conspiracy theories are put to rest. But no, W&K are so mystical that they refuse to act normal.

  14. Gah says:

    How are they so incredibly bad at this? They are actively leaning into their own propaganda machine.

    Who thinks announcements w sources like this are a good idea? What PR expert (or intern for that matter) would go along with it?

    It would be funnier if they were actually trolling. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

    Also my theory is she is incapacitated or facially disfigured. No way Kate where’s my light Middleton would be out of the spotlight unless she were forced.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Gah, I know that we’ve asked on here for years, “How are they so bad at this?” but JESUS CHRIST, how?? Seriously, just HOW?

      They could not have handled things more poorly if they tried. It’s absolutely unreal. My tween could have managed this situation with less drama.

  15. Tessa says:

    She can’t do a zoom session but allegedly she can buy chocolates with William. And only one of their children has actually been seen. If she worries about her appearance why would she go to a public place. Palace staff can buy the candy

  16. Minnieder says:

    Hmmmm most people living on the dole don’t waste precious funds buying luxury “artisan” chocolate. Assholes (though I don’t believe this was a real sighting).

  17. Piper says:

    This whole situation is creepy. Something is being covered up.

  18. Interested Gawker says:

    Proof of life.

  19. Nikki (Toronto) says:

    It’s weird how no one is describing how she looks. She’s away from the public due to health issues, and no one says, “She looks great, a bit pale/thin/etc, but that’s to be expected.” If she were out and about and, by all appearances fine, she could be standing on balconies.

  20. Amy Bee says:

    I was going to say pics or it didn’t happen but even when we do get pics we’re still not sure if it’s her. However if she’s making all these appearances why can’t she do engagements?

    • First comment says:

      @Amy bee, exactly!! I wouldn’t trust my own eyes … I wouldn’t be sure whether there’s a photo or a video…congratulation KP, great job!!!

    • Becks1 says:

      She’s well enough to go out shopping for freaking chocolate but can’t release a photo to the public with a statement thanking them for their well wishes?

      I don’t believe this because this pretty much tracks what happened in March with the farm stand – we heard she was there, we heard its a regular shopping spot for them, then two days later we got the video with the not-Kate person.

      I wonder if we’ll get another video or photo today or tomorrow of “her” leaving the store.

    • Livy says:

      Why would she need to do engagements? She’s receiving cancer treatment. If I got sick I would be allowed to stay away from work as long as needed. If my body allowed me I would also not lock myself up in my home, but try to spend as much time with my family as possible. But apparently Kate owes the public engagements (which btw are nothing more than photo ops. It’s not like she does highly important work saving lives) if she dares step out of her home with her children? Trying to spend as much time with them for as much as her health allowes it?

      • Nic919 says:

        Her entire life is funded by the taxpayer and part of her obligations include doing engagements. If she can get in a car a drive 40 minutes each way to buy chocolate she obviously feels well enough to do a brief engagement even if online.

        They can’t have it both ways. She’s either too sick to do anything, or she’s well enough to start doing a few things.

  21. Hypocrisy says:

    With all the professional hackers the tabloids have on speed dial over there and they can’t even get any ring or security footage from surrounding businesses to show proof of life.. seems pretty strange 🤔

  22. Pork Belly says:

    WanK are so bland and uninteresting that I absolutely believe that people spotted them and were unmotivated to do anything more than take a glance and move on. Otherwise like Kaiser says: “Pics or it didn’t happen “.

  23. Seraphina says:

    This is fake news because I saw her in downtown Baltimore shopping and sit seeing.

    • First comment says:

      😆 🤣 😂

      • Belinda says:

        I saw her in Tibet yesterday when I went for my usual morning stroll on the mountain. She gets around, our Kate, doesn’t she?

    • Becks1 says:

      Eating steamed crabs in Locust Point!! lol.

    • Agyareatreckoning says:

      I beg to differ with all of you. Ferris Bueller told me that Kate was at Trader Vic’s drinking pina colada’s with a male companion. Whose hair was perfect. Obviously, not the heir.

      This story belongs in the make believe kingdom. LOLZ

  24. Nanea says:

    So we’re to believe Kate Missington-Midcavige, Schrödinger’s Princess, is too sick for any kind of proof of life photo, or even a message from “her” on social media.

    And of course we must respect her privacy and we can’t expect her to do any kind of work, because she’s so, so sick – despite her receiving millions each year from the British taxpayers for her invaluable “work”.

    But at the same time we’re to believe Keen is so keen on luxury chocolate that she has to go someplace else, 25 miles away from Anmer, via bumpy country roads, ~ 35 minutes, according to Google. And back. With William, her loving, caring, considerate, chivalrous partner.

    Because they don’t have luxury stuff at the Sandringham shop, because they can’t send any of their 60 employees out – and anyway, kids stay home, despite it being their vacations.


    And no one in Holt has a phone with a working camera, not even one of the many tourists in Norfolk. Although apparently Bakers&Larner is a favorite spot for tourists.

    “We pay, you pose” But apparently that was only for the melanated duchess.

    • Yeah that long car ride for someone too sick to even take a photo opening cards is like what?

      All of the excuses made for why she’s disappeared include now that she doesn’t look good enough to be comfortable in public. Those same people will happily point to the chocolate run 35 -45 minutes away depending on traffic, as evidence that she’s fine, but can’t work because how very dare you ask.

  25. Nic919 says:

    This shop is a 40 min drive from Amner. It really looks bad if kate can take the time to go get chocolate but she can’t do anything charity related.

    It’s a dumb PR move and likely from William.

    • Christine says:

      Seriously. We are approaching Marie Antoinette territory.

      Kate, she’s just like us! WAAAAAY too sick to be seen, even on Zoom, unless she’s going to drive 40 minutes, one way, to buy expensive chocolate with her sweetie. Without their children.

  26. Over it says:

    F-ing palace of lies lying their Azzzzzes off again

  27. Bunny says:

    My best guest: William and the Kate lookalike came in with dark glasses or whatever would disguise the fact that the lookalike wasn’t Kate.

    The shop owners can legitimately say that they saw (who they thought was) Kate, and the BRF doesn’t have to worry about anyone squealing

  28. sparrow says:

    Please cease posting the picture of her at the food bank with the upside down carton about to burst! Gets to me every time – shock anger then laughter. Who does that?

  29. Brassy Rebel says:

    “We have to give them a reason to do something crazy.” No, we don’t. They do crazy 💩 all the time without any help from us. 😉

  30. BlueNailsBetty says:

    “ A spokeswoman from Bakers & Larners said: “We are always honoured to be visited by the Royal Family and Tuesday was no different- we look forward to seeing Their Royal Highnesses in Holt again soon.”

    Not one word of this statement confirms Kate was in that shop. It is one of the most round about non-committal statements I’ve ever seen.

    “We are always honoured to be visited by the Royal Family and…

    Tuesday was no different…

    we look forward to seeing Their Royal Highnesses in Holt again soon.”

    Zero confirmation of a Kate sighting.

    • From that statement, it could have been anyone in the royal family. But it’s great promotion for the shop.

      • Eurydice says:

        Not just anyone in the RF, but any time in the past. There’s nothing to say that someone actually visited on Tuesday – all they say is they look forward to see a RF member again, but again from when?

  31. San Diego says:

    I genuinely believe she was fine this whole time and they have been milking her situation for sympathy and attention. She might come for Trooping and as she’s always wanted, all the attention will be on her. She will milk this situation for the rest of time and her legacy will be a brave cancer survivor, yaada, yaada, yaada.

    They have everything they want… they own the British media and the public currently have sympathy for a sick woman. Regardless of what we say here, they are very powerful and popular in England.

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      Nah. Khate’s too vain to be out of the spotlight this long (and someone in the general public would have snapped a pic of her during these last five months, no way she sits at home withotu shopping or anything if she’s feeling ok). If Meghan’s bout of publicity with the AOR launch didn’t drag her out of hiding, you can be the fam would have forced her to ride around in a car and face the camera during H&M’s trip to Nigeria. That’s the ONLY thing they could control that would be guaranteed to outshine H&M. Yet it didn’t happen.

      Also, Charles doesn’t want her hidden to ‘milk’ sympathy. The attention on her disappearance takes attention away from him, and he hates that.

  32. Beach Dreams says:

    This renewed sighting speculation is definitely being encouraged by at least one faction in the RF, and I’m not sure why…perhaps they’re still so rattled by the Sussexes’ fantastic trip to Nigeria (the BM is still certainly crying about it) that they want some attention back on them in any way possible. And then there’s still ARO’s debut to think about; the RF would definitely try to distract from that as much as possible.

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      You know what would distract attention away from the Sussexes’ successes? Producing Khate in such a way that no one questions whether or not it’s her. Not saying that’s not their motivations in these ‘out and about’ stories, but if they want to distract from all the great things Harry and Meghan are doing, why can’t they get Khate to sit for a 10-minute Zoom call or look out a car window?

      • Interested Gawker says:

        That they didn’t produce Kate to the public after Meghan was ennobled in Nigeria is another sign she is entirely unable for whatever reason. Wild horses wouldn’t keep Kate away from trying to upstage M’s hospital reading, to children let alone that!

  33. Kateee says:

    Spokesperson for brand offers generic, upbeat statement about event they did not witness or participate in. That’s their literal job.

    Just show already or stop telling. This will not calm the Trooping questions.

  34. Jais says:

    This is silly and unbelievable. And actually makes the SM rumblings grow stronger. Bc it’s weird. Kate was randomly out for chocolate and the shop owner gives weird vague statement. Okay, sure🙄

  35. QuiteContrary says:

    Kate and William just stopped by my house for tea. Sorry I didn’t take any pics. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

  36. Meredith says:

    Listen, she’s mum of three small kids. If she’s well enough to run errands that’s great, considering she has cancer and hasn’t been seen by the public in over five months.

    But if she just doesn’t want to do royal duties anymore they should just say that, because she clearly doesn’t. She was barely doing them before.

    I do not want her to be sick if she wants out of this life I want her to get out.

    • Nic919 says:

      A 40 minute drive each way to a fancy chocolate shop isn’t errands and she has paid staff for that stuff anyway. Let’s stop pretending she is the average woman who is dealing with a potential cancer diagnosis.

  37. Nerd says:

    So they were conveniently able to find the one customer who was there on Tuesday that saw them and didn’t take a photo of them? That’s suspicious. Similar to them knowing about the farmers market sighting without any photos of them for days then conveniently the one person who saw them not only produced his story of what happened in his singular sighting of them but also a grainy ass photo that he shot from the back of a parking lot from his car where William conveniently looks directly at him at the beginning of the video. Yes, there’s nothing suspicious about any of this at all 🙄. It’s completely normal that the future queen consort has been missing for five months from public view and so ill that she can’t even work from home but can go on constant shopping sprees where apparently no one has a phone 🙄.

  38. BeanieBean says:

    The deli has a spokesperson?

  39. Meredith says:

    Listen, she’s mum of three small kids. If she’s well enough to run errands that’s great, considering she has cancer and hasn’t been seen by the public in over five months.

    If she’s being seen in public constantly then she’s well enough to do a royal event here and there. Maybe not Troopinb with all the people. But certainly zoom meetings with her patronages. Many people in my life are dealing with cancer right now, including a female friend who is Kate’s age. (I’m also Kate’s age.) lMy friend has a 10 year old and 5 year old and works full time. Her chemo was brutal. Her hair fell out and she bought fabulous wigs.

    She had to cut down work from full to part time because half the week she was too sick from chemo. But she WFH and honestly with her kids in school she told me that part time work is actually giving her some normalcy and community with others.

    If Kate is well enough to go to the mall she’s well enough to do zooms.

    But if she just doesn’t want to do royal duties anymore, they should just say that, because she clearly doesn’t. She was barely doing them before.

    I do not want her to be sick . if she wants out of royal life I want her to get out.

    • sparrow says:

      I glanced at a headline today that said something like, Kate will be doing another video announcement soon. So, they obviously understand there needs to be an update because, like you say, if the public hear she’s out and about, they’re not going to be happy with the BRF.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      She said she doesn’t have cancer, she had cancer which her doctors believe they have completely removed and the chemo. is just in case.

    • esquire says:

      She married into the highest of public office, to the future King. She can’t just do nothing, assuming she’s able to. It is not open for her to be a stay-at-home mother.

      • Unblinkered says:

        Agree, Esquire.

        Problem now is with the UK having a General Election on July 4 and a likely change of government, and then all the subsequent fall-out that will follow for several weeks, she’s going to be back of mind now til ……September?

        Like everyone on here I wish her well and a full recovery from whatever is wrong with her, but even Amanda Platell in yesterday’s D Mail hinted that perhaps KM should in future remain very much in the background. The hint was that the last twenty years have taken too much of a toll on her.

  40. Jaded says:

    First of all, they wouldn’t go anywhere without a contingent of RPOs. Several black SUVs would have shown up, and the place would have been crawling with security.

    Second, somebody at this deli/choc shop was clearly bribed to *not quite lie* because they don’t actually say WanK came into the shop and bought stuff — “A spokeswoman from Bakers & Larners said: “We are always honoured to be visited by the Royal Family and Tuesday was no different- we look forward to seeing Their Royal Highnesses in Holt again soon.” Note they say “the royal family”, not WanK specifically. Those are total weasel words put together by some enterprising KP hack.

    Third, KP is beating a dead horse — William and Kate are not together and not doing outings together as a happily married couple. They are dunzo.

    How gullible do they think the public is?

    • Granger says:

      So, I totally agree with you — but my question is, isn’t there someone who works at that deli who’d be jumping on social media to say, “I don’t know what my boss is talking about, William and Kate weren’t here”? Or did the BRF pay off multiple employees — which, holy cr8p, if that comes out, shouldn’t it enrage the British public? This is so bizarre.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        Every reporter who called that farm shop was told by those employees to call BP for explanation because BRF were the owner, I’ll bet everything about this sighting is just as tightly controlled.

        Walled garden situations like this, black box media situations such as the BBC Studios video will not be good enough. Only a real honest to goodness, old fashioned live press event with non Murdoch media will do.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        Or the look alike again. No Murdoch and no Wail or excess either.

      • Myriam says:

        @Granger Not if that employee doesn’t want to be fired.

  41. Nerd says:

    I’m just curious if the children are on holiday again since this sighting was on a Tuesday and it wasn’t in Windsor near their school for the ever important school runs that William is so busy for?

  42. tenzing says:

    ppffff, they really cant help themselves from trying to convince us that she is really out shopping can they? as if we dont all have a perfectly well working camera on us nowadays. i am finding this getting old really fast by now as they are making another attempt of making us believe that kate is alive and kicking as if that KP has any credibility left.
    anybody found the date already on this latest attempt to fool us ?

  43. what's inside says:

    Man, they are really digging deep — I remember the stories about Diana dropping into local shops buying chocolates. Nothing to see here people, move along, move along…..

  44. Saucy&Sassy says:

    Well, the people behind this are not getting any better at it. I keep thinking at this point that we won’t see her until the end of the year. I suspect that she will not be making many public appearances in future. Her choice or his? Or both?

  45. Annalise says:

    Lol! Okey-doke! 🤪👍

  46. MizzTea says:

    If it wasn’t all such a scam and they wanted to make it look “REALLY real”, they’d get one of the real kids (my vote would be for Louis) to accompany WillNot and FakeKate to a toy store or ice cream parlor. Tell Louis to hold his “mummy’s” hand and prerend she’s his real mummy. Or else try hiring a total lookalike child actor for Charlotte or Louis and have that child act like FakeKate is their mum. I’m wondering how much truth the real kiddos are even getting about K. Also, does K not have one single friend who could “pretend” to have had tea with her or put out a bland generic statement about how their Bestie has low energy but whose hair still looks fab?

  47. Libra says:

    First a faux video of them buying bread and now chocolate, 2 foods that I assume have not crossed her lips for 20 years at least. Who came up with these items?

    • esquire says:

      LOL. It would be more believable if it was a fresh food market with them purchasing fresh fruit and veg.

  48. Whisky Sour says:

    The Loch Ness Waity

  49. TN Democrat says:

    Lort. She looks like the Tatler portrait in a few of the pictures the Rota hasn’t Frankenphoto-ed. Excellent picture selection, Kaiser.

  50. esquire says:

    So, it’s obvious now that she plans to make a brief return to “duties” so that she can attend Wimbledon. This is why I reserved my sympathy and got accused of being heartless by someone a couple of weeks ago. My mind is trained to be suspicious. This time, with good reason.

    Kate will be back, briefly, but only so that she can attend Wimbledon with less criticism. Then she’ll go back into hiding for the rest of the year. She needn’t have bothered. There is no accountability for the royals and nearly no criticism. Heck, some people just take them at their word, no matter what, even though they are in high public office. William is happy because he can hide behind her illness to do next to nothing. I’m astounded that so many of the British public can be so gullible.

    I do believe that she’s been ill. But it’s vanity and laziness that is keeping her away from public life, not illness, IMO. This is laying the groundwork for her to be present at Wimbledon.

  51. Henny Penny says:

    There’s not a single person in the entire world not directly affiliated with or under the control of the Royal Family willing to go on the record that they’ve seen this chick with their own two eyes walking around holding a bag of chocolates? Not a single one?

    They couldn’t get anyone at BBC Studios to go on the record saying something like, “That video on the bench she did was such a tearjerker for the entire crew! She’s so brave! I cannot believe the internet nonsense about her being missing because I saw her with my own two eyes make that heartbreaking video.” Not one person can say that? Come on.

    Not one member of that family could bother wearing a flower or memento in her honor “to show we’re thinking of Kate and hoping she gets well soon”? Not a single gesture from any of them?

    Meanwhile, Camilla has never looked happier.

  52. khaveman says:

    Look, photos or it didn’t happen. It’s pretty simple.

  53. AC says:

    Only the derangers are that stupid to believe everything the BM tells them.

  54. Allegra says:

    Doesn’t this sound like a totally real quote? This is absolutely how people talk naturally. “it was nice to see the couple shopping together” /s

  55. ChattyCath says:

    All the heirs and families except for Meghan Harry Archie and Lili which is why ‘Charles’ hates him are gone and to be replaced by the Parker Bowles and Co.?

  56. Francesca says:

    I saw her on the 1st June in Norfolk too. Obviously people aren’t taking photos because why invade her privacy?! She was with her children, I was with my children. Fortunately people in Norfolk have some respect.