Kensington Palace shuts down the rumor that Princess Kate is in Houston, Texas

Over the past month or so, there’s been a conspiracy bubbling around social media about the Princess of Wales. The general conspiracy is that Kate is no longer in England or the UK, that she’s receiving treatment at an undisclosed location in Europe or North America or somewhere else. While I think “Kate is not IN England at the moment” might explain the lack of credible sightings of Kate in Windsor, London and Norfolk, I have my doubts that Kate could be in a whole other country where the Windsors don’t have control over the press. Like, if Kate was in France, the Windsors don’t have the capability of shutting down French rumors. You could argue that Switzerland is the land of “everyone minds their business and no one gossips,” but still, we’re talking about arguably the most famous missing woman in the world right now.

So, one of the latest “Kate is not in the UK” rumors came via a Reddit and TikTok, with various people claiming that they heard a rumor that Kate was seeking treatment in Houston and staying at the city’s St. Regis hotel. The rumor was apparently shut down pretty quickly by Kensington Palace.

A rumor that Kate Middleton is being treated at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is false, according to a Kensington Palace representative.

Speculation about the princess’ location has grown since she announced her cancer diagnosis in March. She began preventative chemotherapy in February, according to Kensington Palace, with no estimated date of when she might return to public duties. Middleton stepped away from public duties and a palace insider told Us Weekly in June that she “may never come back in the role that people saw her in before.”

Amanda Matta shared a video Monday morning on her Royal Family-focused TikTok account “Matta_of_fact” discussing a Reddit post that claims Middleton recently stayed at The St. Regis Houston.

“Was visiting friends at the St. Regis this weekend and they had spoken of her being at the hotel. Has anyone else heard this? Assuming she would be here for treatment. Hoping for the best outcome for the family,” the post reads. Matta’s TikTok had nearly 500,000 views and more than 1,000 comments by early afternoon Monday.

MD Anderson Cancer Center representatives said the hospital is unable to comment on whether or not an individual is a patient due to patient privacy laws. The Cancer Center — known for its groundbreaking cancer treatment and research — has treated celebrities including Eddie Van Halen and Chris Evert.

[From Houston Chronicle]

Okay, here’s the interesting thing – that one TikTok had only been up for about twelve hours when the Houston Chronicle got Kensington Palace to shut down the speculation on the record. KP did not do the same thing when it came to ANY of Concha Calleja’s reporting. To this day, KP has never shut down the “Kate was in an induced coma” story on the record. It was only “royal sources” saying “that’s not true” one week after Calleja’s reporting. KP still hasn’t pushed back on some of Calleja’s more recent reporting, that Kate’s condition is still quite dire and that Kate will likely need at least one more surgery.

So… no, I don’t believe Kate is being treated in Houston. If Kate has left the UK for treatment – which I do think is a possibility – it’s far more likely that she would go to European doctors or specialists, and she would go to a country where her privacy would be all but guaranteed. She’s not wandering around Houston!

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235 Responses to “Kensington Palace shuts down the rumor that Princess Kate is in Houston, Texas”

  1. equality says:

    The person who posted this has friends who don’t have cell phones to snap a picture? Wouldn’t that be the first thing you would ask them?

    • Jess says:

      If you were at the hotel and suddenly Kate walked in, you may not have the time or the opportunity (bodyguards) to snap a picture. It’s also possible the friends found out without seeing her – the staff talked or something.

      • AllyM says:

        How would you recognise her though? People assume her trademark long brown hair, makeup and slim figure are her permanent image but she could look a lot different by now.

      • TigerMcQueen says:

        The person on TikTok, who posted this claim they’ve gotten several reports from people, not just one (and only went public after the Reddit post). On Reddit, it was a friend of a friend, who knew about staying at a hotel. And another friend who saw her walking along a Bayou path with her bodyguard, smiling and laughing.

        No, I don’t think it’s possible that she’s been there with all these reports of sightings from people who obviously recognized her, and no one could take a phone out.

      • Ennie says:

        If she were, she wouldn’t be at a hotel.

      • Snaggletooth says:

        Right I would think they would rent a house for her.

        This rumor has some appeal because: 1. It kinda explains why she can’t be seen and 2. I can certainly see why it would be politically disastrous for TRF and the whole Torrie party if the princess of the realm has to go to H-Town of all places for proper medical care—so I can see them keeping it secret. At the end of the day I don’t think it’s true though.

      • bettyrose says:

        Ally – Exactly. Diana was the most famous face in the world, and she could go about incognito by just putting on a black wig. We all think the Clark Kent thing is absurd, but it’s amazing how much a small detail can change someone’s appearance.

      • Megan says:

        The official denial makes me think it might be true. If she is at MD Anderson, she’s probably there as a last resort.

      • Jenepooh says:

        I’m with Megan on this. The fact that MD Anderson had it taken down makes me think that the post was a HIPAA violation and they are required by law to protect patients’ personal information from the public. However, I’m hesitant to believe that her family would be staying at the St. Regis. It’s too far and not very private. I would assume they would want to stay at a less public type hotel like La Colombe d’Or. My stepfather went to MD Anderson for his cancer treatments for a couple of years and I’m familiar with what the options are around the MDA campus.

      • Bad Janet says:

        Jenepooh, I didn’t see the MD Anderson post, but if all they said was that they don’t comment on individuals due to privacy laws, that’s pretty standard and not a reason to believe or disbelieve the rumors. I run a health care practice and that is exactly what I say when people ask – I can’t confirm or deny that any individual is a patient.

        If they took a post like that down, it’s not because of HIPAA, it’s something else. Such as the palace asking them to take it down.

    • I never believed this rumor because I still don’t believe she has cancer. If she truly does I seriously doubt they would go to Houston no matter how good the place is . They would take her soon Europe where there are very good cancer centers.

      • Yeah I have to say I’m baffled that people would believe she’d come to America, which has even less privacy laws (super injunctions for privacy aren’t a regular thing in US and data protection is crap), and Texas of all places where women have easily breached medical privacy.

        Even a basic idiot looking at options would cross Texas and US off immediately for someone as famously missing as her, if privacy were a top priority.

      • Mila says:

        I kind of low key hoped she escaped. 🤷‍♀️

      • ML says:

        I honestly don’t know what to believe, but I also don’t believe KP. Plus, so many things are weird about the whole Kate situation.

        Years ago, an American expat and her Dutch husband moved to the US, because of cutting-edge treatment of kidney cancer. He lived an extra 2.5 years that he wouldn’t have had in the NLs. If, repeat if, K’s health is that dire, then this isn’t impossible.
        This evening I googled MD Anderson for the first time. I’m in Europe, so to my surprise, MD Anderson in MADRID was the first thing that came up. I didn’t know it existed tbh. It doesn’t matter to a certain extent if people have seen her in Houston. On the other hand, Concha Calleja, a Spanish reporter, has had some interesting news about Kate. Madrid is certainly closer to England than Houston.
        Again, I don’t know what to believe. I can say that the Dutch crown princess, Amalia, secretly lived in Madrid due to her life being in danger in the NLs. We only heard about it afterwards, so we know that if in Spain, a royal might move about without it being revealed.

        After Concha’s second update (Kate isn’t healthy and will have chemo internet August and then another operation and won’t be seen until afterwards), we got two RR updates saying that 1. She wouldn’t be available until Autumn or 2. Until next year. And she’s possibly not coming back to the same role.

        Kate (???) just published her second apology (Irish guards), in which there was an unusual spelling mistake. The verb form in UK English is practise, which was spelled as practice. This is a verb commonly used by parents, because kids need to do this all the time. Considering that British “our” instead of American “or” endings were used, it would be weird if K made that mistake. I don’t think she did. I think KP is trying to make it look like she is healthier than she actually is.

      • Bad Janet says:

        Uhhh… I’m not sure what you mean. HIPAA laws are quite strict. So are fines and penalties for data breaches.

        That doesn’t mean you won’t get politicians who arent pushing the envelope all the damn time. But health care facilities also push back. The Texas Attorney General has been trying to comb through DMV and vital stats records looking for people changing their sex on their licenses, and the DMV told them where to go. People with ethics (and people who dont want to be sued for violating HIPAA) won’t easily give that info up, and there are lots of medical professionals here who do not agree with the BS the state is pulling.

      • Bad Janet says:

        And by “where to go” I mean they told them to go to h*ll 🙂 not where to go find the information! As soon as they realized what Paxton was up to, they declined to give any more updates.

        But in general – it is VERY possible for celebs to get treatment without anybody knowing. I can’t imagine MD Anderson wouldn’t have protocols in place to keep things top secret. You can easily lose a good job AND your license for spilling the beans, and pay a LOT of money for HIPAA violations.

      • PotatoPuff says:

        Mila–me too!

      • Lulu says:

        MDA is THE best cancer treatment center in the world. Royals from all countries – especially the middle east- stay in luxury condos and homes for months at a time to receive treatment. If her situation is truly dire then this would be a last stop.

    • kelleybelle says:

      They always deny flatly what is true.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        KP often denies flatly what is true but this denial was prompted by an American newspaper query too and is a ‘win-win’ for KP because it can be disavowed later as internet rumours. They have been trying, unsuccessfully, to tie Kate to social media trolling and abuse and warping SEO to hide and push their Anti-Meghan campaign behind the poor cancer ridden POW. It sets the stage for whatever they’ve cooked up for media consumption next as they try to make people forget all the obvious lying and deception up to this point. JKnife makes me more suspicious about it all, KP has friends in Texas…

  2. Hypocrisy says:

    All I keep thinking is that Farrah Fawcett went to Germany for her cancer treatment 🤔, what are the privacy laws like in Germany?🤷🏻‍♀️.. Matta obviously touched a little to close to the truth if they jumped all over her post that fast, that is my take the their response.

    • Jess says:

      It’s possible she got a consultation there, but no treatment. That way both stories could be true and KP is choosing their words carefully, i.e. she did go to Houston to see doctors, but did not stay there to be treated.

      • Eurydice says:

        There’s no need to travel for a consultation, is there? Her medical team can just share the info and perform any tests that are necessary.

      • Why-No says:

        Yep. A lot of international people come to MDA for the doctors to develop their treatment plans for their local doctors to follow

      • Megan says:

        My BIL went to MD Anderson for testing and a treatment plan. MDA has testing capabilities that are pretty hard to find elsewhere, especially if you have a rare form of cancer as he did.

      • Jess says:

        @Euridice,
        yes, there is a need. For one, records can’t be just shared between clinics willy-nilly, even in the US, doctors licensed in one state may not be able to access medical records in another. Patients often have to physically bring disks to do that. For two, they may perform certain tests and scans that only they can do. They also like to redo pathologies and biopsies.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Jess – I’m just going by when a friend of mine had pancreatic cancer and when my mother had lung cancer. In both cases, they were able to send records to specialists in other states. And when a friend’s mother who lived in the UK also had lung cancer, she was able to get a remote consultation and send her records to my mother’s specialist in the US. But everything depends on the individuals and their specific cases. We’re all speculating here and this was my speculation.

    • Lia says:

      @hypocrisy
      We have very strong personal rights. Data protection law is also very important in Germany. But I don’t think that it wouldn’t come out if she would be here.
      We aren’t as brainwashed here as in England. You can still post a picture of another person without being thrown in the dungeon straight away.
      But what do I know..

      Maybe she’s hiding in her room somewhere in Germany, Switzerland, the US,… or even in England and that is why no one sees her.

    • Ginger says:

      Matta is all about Kate having her privacy and not speculating about her whereabouts but jumped on this Houston story and outed where she is ( if she is even there) It’s because of her TikTok account that this story got out. It seems like it was planted. A lot of royal reporters follow her and she seems to be friendly with some.

      • sevenblue says:

        @Ginger, that video felt weird to me too. She said, since it is out now, I can also discuss it. But, it was just a reddit post, nothing official. That is a weird way to justify it. I think, she really needed content and without Kate, her channel is basically lacking (since H&M are already out), so she jumped on that rumor. For royal news, she is basically one of the most popular accounts, especially in USA. It is logical that royal reporters are watching what she is saying since she has influence on social media. That also explains why the palace was quick to shut it down.

        I gotta say she is one of the rare people who didn’t jump on H&M hate train, so I am very sympathetic to her.

      • Harper says:

        Matta was awfully quick to spill the beans with that TikTok, wasn’t she? That’s what made me think this was being pushed by someone with an agenda. Someone who wants Americans to think Kate was in Houston so when she and the kids are a no show this weekend on the balcony, American social media is divided arguing about it, with half of Twitter saying she is dead and the other half saying she is in Houston with the kids. It might tame the uproar social media will undoubtedly have this weekend, especially if the Wales kids don’t appear.

      • Nic919 says:

        She said she’s been getting messages of spottings in Houston for a while. And there have been comments on here about kate going to MD Anderson at least from last week if not earlier. It doesn’t mean it’s true, but it would be a story if she was getting treatment in the states, as the Uk media claims she is running errands in Norfolk and bringing her kids to sailing lessons.

      • Snaggletooth says:

        Yeah the fact that it was Matta made me think it might actually be true. She never posts stuff like that. If it’s false she just blew a lot of credibility though. IDK I know people have been DM’ing her but it could have been a clever (and not that hard to execute) setup.

      • Ginger says:

        I just find it weird that IF this story is true, why out where Kate is if you want privacy for her? There was a Reddit thread on it and a few comments here, that’s it. This story is similar to the other Kate sightings and she never commented on those. To me, this story is being planted for a reason.

      • Jais says:

        Yeah, I’ve seen some of Matta’s vids before and they’ve been quite good. But advocating for Kate’s privacy and then sharing this rumor doesn’t really go together. It’s just interesting to watch everything unfold. Bc the royal reporters are also scolding the public about Kate’s privacy but then breathlessly tell us she where she bought her chocolate in Norfolk. A lot of hypocrisy.

      • Square2 says:

        “I gotta say she is one of the rare people who didn’t jump on H&M hate train…”

        First, SS saved her & gave her a 2nd career as a TikToker after she was doxxed by derangers.
        Second, she let it slip one time that she was just in it for the money not for the real injustice suffering by POC; she was in deep 💩 with diehard SS. Of course she will not hop on the hate train now.

        Third, she needs contents to make money. 💵 is the king.

      • sevenblue says:

        @Square2, I don’t know what she did wrong, but it would be far more profitable and easier for her to release hate content on H&M. If you look at youtube hate channels, they are swimming in money with that sh*t. I find her trustworthy in that context. She is also friends with Meredith, who is also making very good content on manufactured hate on H&M. They are getting all kinds of bullying and doxxing from derangers. I don’t think they would continue to do that if they were not sincerely good people.

        Matta also refers to Kate’s and her fans racist behavior when Kate talks about black people. Usually royal commentators skip this kind of context about Kate. So, I find her reliable in the royal commentators world.

    • Izzy says:

      It was a UCLA Medical Center employee who breached her records and sold the information. That person was charged and convicted of a felony in relation to the case.

    • bettyrose says:

      My suspicion has always. been Switzerland, which is a well known locale for providing privacy to the mega rich. I don’t know about Germany, but they actually are very big on privacy. They banned Google Earth, no? Because they have a thing about surveillance, something in their history? IDK. They don’t like it.

      • Lia says:

        @bettyrose
        Maybe you mean China. xD
        We have always had Google Earth here and all other Google services..

      • Bettyrose says:

        No I meant Google Street View which was banned until 2023, but it looks like itt available now. In any case, Germany is big on privacy. You don’t have CCTV on every corner. Which is a positive.

      • Weird how so many Americans in general (not referring to anyone on this post) don’t understand how crappy their privacy laws and data protection laws have been.

      • bettyrose says:

        @WiththeAmerican – I tell this story a lot. I paid cash for something at the drug store and within minutes was getting ads on my phone for that same item. I was puzzled at first because I’d paid cash, but of course I’d mindlessly entered my phone number at the checkout. We willing give gawdknowwho access to all our data for convenience and perceived discounts.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I refuse to get give my phone number at the store. That just happened the other day. I was asked for it and I declined. The same thing when filling out patient forms at the doctors. Your asked for your Social Security number, which I refuse to give because the office has my Medicare number which is the only information they need to have. This need for your personal information has gotten out of hand now.

    • Molly says:

      She may not be in Houston, but she’s definitely out of the UK getting cancer treatment. It’s politically disastrous to say you don’t trust that NHS with your life but as someone lived in England and Ireland, there’s no way in hell I’d be getting cancer treatment in England.

      • maisie says:

        England lags far behind in cancer treatment, even their private sector. they lack the funding, technology, equipment (scanners, proton beam generators) and expertise. Anderson is #1 in the entire world. they developed targeted immunotherapy for cancer treatment, which is becoming the best treatment for most types. they can do things no one else in the world is capable of.

    • IdlesAtCranky says:

      For those questioning whether MD Anderson’s response is a giveaway that there really is something they must be concealing:

      I worked for years as a switchboard operator at a world-class Level Four hospital.

      “I’m sorry, I’m unable to confirm or deny any patient information, due to HIPAA regulations” is exactly what I said when I got a call asking me to confirm that a Sasquatch had been shot, killed, and shipped to us for an autopsy.

      Make of that what you will.

  3. ncboudicca says:

    Sure, she’s not there “now” (present tense) but she could’ve left yesterday and that’s still a plausible denial. KP isn’t a source of truth, in my opinion. (*I’m not saying that she WAS there, I’m just saying everything is a possibility at this point)

    • Lolo86lf says:

      I don’t believe Kate would have traveled 4000 miles to Houston and put up with 100 degree heat with 80 percent humidity.

      • Lucy says:

        No, but maybe to see a specialist at MD Anderson. They’re world class, along with Duke. I doubt this is real, but if it is, it’s because there’s a world leading specialist there for whatever her deal is. It is interesting they came out against this and not Concha.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Lucy – I just posted above that a consultation could be done remotely.

      • Lorelei says:

        Apparently this particular hospital does some sort of cutting-edge proton therapy (I think that’s what I read), and it’s not something that could simply be transferred to one of her palaces, it would require her to actually be in Houston for treatment.
        Obviously I have no idea if this is true or not, but it doesn’t sound as if it’s out of the realm of possibility that there’s a specific reason she would be at that hospital.

        But this directly contradicts the errands/chocolate shop/etc. bullsh!t that the Rota has been feeding the public, so who knows.

        It is interesting to me that the palace has ignored most of the rumors, but *immediately* denied this one, officially and on the record.

        It is just WILD, imo, how KP has mismanaged the situation to the extent that the speculation has not slowed down *at all* in almost six months, and no one believes a word they say. What a mess. An avoidable mess, if they had a competent staff.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Lorelei – a friend of mine had proton radiation for prostate cancer. As I recall, it’s used for cancers that haven’t spread or for tumors that are in places where surgery would be dangerous. I don’t think this fits with the current story of surgery and then adjuvant chemotherapy, but maybe our medical CBers have more insight.

      • amy says:

        Yeah, the thing about Texas is that you don’t actually go outside that much in summer if you can help it. Especially in Houston where the humidity is off the charts. You just go from one air conditioned building to another via your air conditioned car/truck.

        I hope she went to MD Anderson. It’s a great cancer center.

      • Megan says:

        If we start with the janky wigs, Kate was having some sort of treatment to shrink cancerous tumors before the surgery. Her long hospital stay suggests she had HIPEC treatment. That clearly didn’t get all of the cancer. If she is still in chemo six months later, her prognosis is not good. She’ll tolerate any weather if she is at the end of her options.

      • maisie says:

        @lucy- I did my residency at Duke, so thanks for the shout out.

        MD Anderson is absolutely the place for her to be, and it makes total sense that she would go. it is the best in the world and has been recognized as such for decades.

        when I was at Duke we had many VIPs come through the Cardiology service. Dr Califf (currently the commissioner of the FDA) ran it and it was thought to be one of the best places in the world (not just the US) for heart disease. he pioneered stent placement among other things, Dr deVries on the surgery side was working on artificial hearts, and there was lots of really cutting edge stuff going on.

        the protocol for VIPs is intense. most manage to get in and out without the public being any the wiser. and the staff know that both their own professional futures and the institutions’ are on the line so there are NO LEAKS.

    • Julianna says:

      And that’s exactly what KP wants everyone to do. Still speculate… they knew exactly what they were doing when they did this.

      • Exactly. Last we were told, she did not have cancer. She was getting preventive chemo that started in Feb.

        That video was supposedly shot outside in Windsor somewhere by the BBC. Sure, the BBC could have sent a crew anywhere, but there is zero way they could have shot that outside in Houston on March 22 and no one else saw.

        Green screen inside a studio is possible. AI is obviously possible, too. But it doesn’t fit with their own stories.

      • Jais says:

        Agree. They’re good with the speculation while simultaneously scolding everyone for speculating.

      • Liz says:

        They hijacked the emotional part of people’s brain with the cancer narrative – very few of us haven’t been touched by it.

        It gets everyone talking about it and treatment etc

        In truth I think it’s a made up narrative to cover up something sinister they don’t want anyone to know

      • Ciotog says:

        Tina Brown said in the 1980s that the palace only denies reports if they’re true. This was in reference to the famous Vanity Fair story breaking the news that the Waleses’ marriage was breaking down. The palace denied that, but of course it was true.

  4. Sam says:

    I still think that she’s not doing so badly, but that she’s basking in the pity of the people and taking advantage of the fact that everyone thinks she can’t work. Anyone who follows this blog and knows a little about Kate’s character knows that she would do anything not to have to work. This is the perfect moment to do this. She’ll never have another chance like this.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      But then we would be getting a million embiggening stories from her and MaMidds, like we usually do. They be hitting back on the recent stories about how much better off Willy is without Kate by his side or how we’ll never see Kate in the same role again.

      It’s these stories being met by absolute crickets by the Midds team that makes me think all is not well and she’s not just off in Mustique or enjoying her time off.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      The thing is that her hatred and envy of Meghan seems to be the one thing that overrides her laziness. If she could’ve, she would’ve popped up at least once to try to grab attention during/after one of H&M’s outings this year; even last summer (a time of year when she’s typically out of sight post-Wimbledon), she allowed herself to be photographed at some music festival at Houghton Hall after all the footage of Harry and Meghan at Beyoncé’s concert. It’s because she hasn’t pulled her usual attention-seeking stunt that I think she’s in a bad way.

      • Tina says:

        100% this. She would have appeared during the Nigeria trip if she could because it would have gotten tonnes of media.

      • Harper says:

        Exactly @Beach Dreams. Kate did not have an envy-otomy. Up until last December she was still copying Meghan’s style.

      • Snaggletooth says:

        Jeez those pics from Haughton. Forgot about those. Kate looked so drunk, worn, and alone. Every time I am reminded of details of 2023, the picture gets bleaker.

      • Chaine says:

        Same. Meghan always draws her out and it hasn’t happened all year despite repeated glowing fashionable Meghan sightings.

  5. Smart&Messy says:

    Everything and anything is possible at this point. We have nothing to go by. Kaiser’s logic about KP denying this immediately and never the Spanish rumors has merit, but these people don’t think or react with logic or even a strategy.
    If I were to organize her undercover stay in a foreign country, I’d rent a secluded property, and not hide her under the bed in a downtown luxury hotel with the fake name H. Bucket.

    • Agnes says:

      It’s not uncommon for critically ill patients to be in a medically-induced coma post-op so they can accept the ventilator, so why would KP bother shutting that one down. Anderson is famous not only for cancer treatment but for their Whipple procedure techniques. Whipples can go so, so very wrong — if she has any problem involving the pancreas, she would definitely want to have the very best Whipple people in the world. Ugh, just give us some proof of life KP, or we’re going with the d-e-a-d option.

      • MOBx3 says:

        What I find interesting is the response from MD Anderson.
        “MD Anderson Cancer Center representatives said the hospital is unable to comment on whether or not an individual is a patient due to patient privacy laws.”

        Okay, but if the person was NEVER a patient there, they could simply say, she was never a patient here. That doesn’t break any laws, right? Someone who is a lawyer would probably know more than I do. I just find it strange the hospital didn’t just shut it down as well.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        No I don’t think so, mobx3. Because then when they would be giving 2 different answers (one denying someone is a patient vs the one they just gave about not being able to confirm or deny) and that would allow people to make assumptions that someone WAS a patient based on the type of denial. I’m sure that’s their standard denial regardless of whether someone is/isn’t or was/wasn’t ever a patient.

      • Becks1 says:

        The hospital’s response literally says they can’t comment on whether OR NOT someone is a patient there. Basically they aren’t saying anything to the press about who is or is not getting treatment nor should they.

      • ML says:

        MD Anderson is far away from George, Charlotte, and Louis. I don’t think that the royal family would choose to have her treated so far away from her kids unless she is in serious danger of dying. Then, MD Anderson makes sense as one of the best cancer centers in the world.

        I have no idea if this rumor is true or not. The RF has a tendency to play “opposite day” in their communication, but as stated above, they left Concha’s gossip alone. As you stated, Agnes, MD Anderson is known for their treatment of pancreatic cancer, and a while back some of us discussed how that diagnosis (among others) fits the information we’ve gotten about K. I’m not going to say that this rumor is true, but I can’t deny that it might be. If it is, the kids have also been going through a really tough time with their mother across an ocean.

      • Nic919 says:

        KP has lied so much that perhaps it’s not true, but they have cried wolf too often at this point.

    • jenjamtx says:

      The St. Regis in Houston is small, secluded and very quiet. Most of the staff have worked there for years. Some are 2nd generation employees. IMO, it would be the perfect place to hide out while receiving treatment or protocol for continuing treatment.

  6. Nanea says:

    I think they can’t refute CC’s stories, because there’s at least a kernel of truth in them.

    If they’re still keeping up with the “preventative chemo” angle, it’s in their own interest to dispute this cancer center story. Especially if they say she’s getting better. And anyway, had Schrödinger’s princess been in Houston, someone would have noticed more security, and RPOs and the like.

    As an aside: it’s always qwhyte interesting to see KP can shoot down rumors about the white duchess, when the melanated duchess didn’t seem to merit any kind of support against the vile, misogynoir BM and online trolls.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      Not enough melanated people on the staff, they only started to correct years and years of discrimination after the Oprah interview.

      • Square2 says:

        No the BRF still didn’t hire more POC in the upper management positions after Oprah interview. KP has zero & they refused to publish their staff diversity reports.

        KP did nothing to dispute the vile, attacked, racist reports on Meghan because 1.) They encouraged it; 2.) A lot of those reports came from KP.

  7. blueberry says:

    I see how it could be possible, though. MD Anderson is one of the best in the world and if you had unlimited resources wouldn’t you want the best? They have experience treating VVIPs. Additionally, I really don’t think most Houstonians would look twice at her, especially without makeup etc. And she could go from hotel to hospital without even being seen I’m sure. I think it’s a possibility but even then there are unanswered questions. I wish I knew if the Chronicle contacted them or vice versa. I kinda get the feeling that the answers you get from KP depend on who picks up the phone.

    • sevenblue says:

      But, she would be followed by multiple security personnel, that would alert people that she is VIP. I also don’t believe she would travel to USA for treatment. Europe is always better option especially for privacy.

      • blueberry says:

        Eh wouldn’t they be plainclothes security? I can’t imagine they would draw attention to themselves. And being armed certainly wouldn’t be a problem in TX. Knowing the area and how people move around Houston in cars, I can see it.

      • Agnes says:

        I went down the Anderson reddit rabbithole yesterday and some people made good points. A: there are separate entrances and accommodations for the VVIPs (they get tons of sheiks, etc there) B: Everyone has to wear a mask there. C: No one in America would expect to see Kate Middleton in Houston. With a wig and a mask and a wheelchair, how would anyone recognize another cachectic patient? Her security could be wearing scrubs, too.

      • Becks1 says:

        Either she’s recognizable or she’s not. No one at that hospital leaked that she was there. I doubt anyone at the St Regis did either. And if she’s using private entrances and wearing a wig and mask and her RPOs aren’t obvious – then no one would notice her anyway and we wouldn’t have this story.

      • That’s the issue for me. I’m talking about legal privacy and data protection, which is not great in the U.S. compared to much of EU.

        There’s just no way, unless she is dire and they have the only option available, that her people would send her to the U.S. let alone Texas.

        if this were true, we would have so many stories about brave valiant Kate and her kids missing her and her lonely journey, without naming her location of course. Instead, we have crickets.

        Plus, they didn’t respond to Concha’s claims and she’s a journalist. These two rumors are not equal in measure. A journalist (ok, outside of the RR obviously lol) requires several layers of fact-checking before they report something, whereas a TT does not. Reporting something based off of a Reddit post is not a fact-check.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      I know she is pretty but there is nothing particularly distinguishing about her features, average eyes, average nose, average mouth, oval face. Fits the description of nearly every American female film star.

      • blueberry says:

        Exactly. We’ve all seen people who are unrecognizable without their usual makeup and I could see her being like that

      • Tina says:

        We only ever see her with her hair done and makeup and most of her pics are airbrushed to the extreme. In real life she would look the same as every other women in her 40s does without makeup…..not great lol (I write this as a women in my 40s so I speak from experience). With a hat, glasses, mask and maybe wig etc you would not recognize her.

    • Oh come on. says:

      I agree she could walk around Houston mainly without being noticed, but the rumor is that at least a few Houstonians DID notice, and didn’t take a photo.

      I don’t find it unlikely that if she has cancer, she’d seek treatment there. Why not get the best of the best, since she can afford it?

      But KP lies so much I don’t know what to think and can’t be arsed to speculate anymore … which maybe is what William is hoping for. If there’s a master comms plan at all, which I doubt. None of all this makes sense.

    • Proud Mary says:

      I know their reputation as one of the world’s best oncology research hospitals. But on a side note, as a true crime buff, I also know MD for being the hospital where one doctor (Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo) tried to poison another with Anti-Freeze, because if she couldn’t have him, she wanted to make sure no one else could. Sad that she was one of the best in her field and had to lose her license after she was convicted of attempted murder.

  8. SussexWatcher says:

    But but but I thought she was well enough to go to her kids sporting events and shopping for chocolate and skipping through farm stands? I thought she was doing great and getting better everyday?

    Kaiser, you make an interesting point that the buffoons at KP have never officially refuted anything Concha Calleja said but did so immediately with this rumor. So that makes me think everything she’s reported is true. I also think it’s true because if she were well enough to travel internationally and be out and about in the streets of Houston, someone would take a pic (regular person or paparazzi). And I don’t think her PPOs would have the same rights to literally take away the phones of Americans or stop photos from being taken the way they do in the UK. The first photos of her since her last real sighting would sell for tons of cash.

    It’s just bizarre that KP are getting away with this. #whereiskate

    • JT says:

      I’m not saying that she’s in Houston but if she was, I highly doubt anybody would notice her. Even one of those royal reporters said that if Kate was in a room with you, most people wouldn’t look twice at her. A couple of security guards around her would only alert people to the fact that a rich person is there. It’s only on the internet that people are tuned into what’s going on. In real life this isn’t a big story.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        I just think the stakes have changed since she hasn’t been seen in 6 months. People are speculating about whether she’s in a coma or even alive at this point. So a photo of her now would be worth a lot more than previous other times. And even in the past we had paparazzi photos of her out shopping or just regular people taking sneaky pics of her shopping or at the toy store with the kids.

    • Lucy says:

      Houston isn’t really someplace anyone walks around, so it’s possible if she’s just going from hotel to hospital to be invisible. The only pedestrian friendly area i can think of is Rice Village, which is nice but I don’t think nice enough for her to be out in 100 degree weather. I guess, I’m just saying there’s no “streets of Houston” to see her on, per se.

      • goofpuff says:

        Agreed. And we’ve had all these storms. Nobody walks around here especially in the middle of summer. Airconditioning all the way. There are plenty of hotels really close to the medical center an d VIP entrances for privacy.

        And you can have food and groceries delivered easily without having to step out of your apartment. It would be so easy for her to go unnoticed if she wanted to.

      • blueberry says:

        Yes @lucy I don’t think people are understanding what Houston is like lol. The medical center is a huge complex of hospitals and offices. Nobody is wandering around down there unless they are working or patients/family. MDA would have no problem accommodating her as they treat all types of international vips. Again, I don’t totally buy this because of all the lying and this doesn’t explain everything. But it’s certainly possible.

      • LynnInTX says:

        I wouldn’t even walk in Rice Village right now. The only place I could see K ‘walking around’ right now in Houston is the underground shopping tunnels. I think there are a couple of hotels connected to them, but I don’t think the St. Regis is one of them. And there is a hotel connected to MDA by an overground tunnel, but it’s not the St. Regis.

        I don’t know if I believe the rumor or not. I could see her going for a consultation at some point – not all consultations can be done remotely – and getting a treatment plan to follow elsewhere. But, the reality is K is pretty unremarkable, and it would be easy to disguise her. So how would these people know that it was K, and not someone who looked vaguely like her? I mean, even some of the things she wears wouldn’t scream “That’s her!” to me if I ran into her in downtown. And if these people *knew* it was K, why no pictures?

        MDA definitely wouldn’t let her privacy slip, and I can’t even really see the staff at the St. Regis doing it either. Which leads us back to a) someone recognizing her definitively and b) not getting a picture.

        So why did this rumor merit a near instant response and Concha’s reporting only got a half-hearted response a week later? And did her follow up report even get a response at all?

  9. Shawna says:

    They only shut down the stories that sound completely dumb so they can continue to claim all the rumors are ridiculous.

    • This. Commenting on this serves their “the internet is so mean to Kate” narrative, because obviously a TikTok and a Reddit thread do not require palace response.

      Concha required a palace response, because a journalist (outside of the Rota Tabloid Fabulists) has rules about what they will report.

      • PotatoPuff says:

        Hard agree, Shawna and WithTheAmerican. KP operates in a knee-jerk way vis-a-vis TikTok and Reddit vs foreign journalists (The Houston Chron, Concha Calleja [side note: is it true that Calleja strikes more of a “Hard Copy”-esque tone?]).

        Also, Rota Tabloid Fabulists is my new gold star of the week. RTF is the new wtf. 😉

  10. Flakk says:

    It’s odd how much energy they’re putting into playing selective defense. A tik tok comment on a Reddit thread draws their ire but Kate breezing through a farmer’s chocolate factory – presumably ignoring doctor’s orders to rest until all is better and Avoid Waving From Balconies – is allowed?

    • Dee(2) says:

      The things they respond to definitely lean into amplifying conspiracy theories rather than tamping them down. I know it got a lot of views but it’s a TikTok from a reddit thread, how many horrendous ones exist about other family members they’ve never responded to. I’ve always been on the Occam’s razor side of the thing, but the incompetence of Kensington Palace makes you want to believe conspiracy theories because otherwise why do you keep stepping on rakes?

  11. Viaka says:

    At this point I’m tempted to say she’s in California at the scientology base with Shelly Miscavige

  12. terra says:

    Damn. If this happened ten years ago, I’d likely be able to give a definitive yes or no. My grandmother managed high end hair salons and day spas before she retired due to chronic illness and she knew ALLLLL the upper class ladies in the city. (I always say I was raised in spas and dive bars, lol.)

    I think it’s plausible. The St. Regis is in River Oaks, relatively tucked away, so if she were trying to stay under the radar that would be the hotel to stay at. That’s what makes me think it might be true. A random rumor might have said the Four Seasons or the Post Oak Hotel, but the St. Regis? You have to be somewhat familiar with the city, not just a tabloid writer spitting out a few hundred words to meet a deadline.

    My grandmother is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, but she’s not being treated at MD Anderson, so I can’t say if security is any different there at the moment, but I’ll keep my ear to the ground. I’m taking her for a haircut in a next week, so I’ll see what everyone there has to say.

    • Lady Esther says:

      There is no tea like salon tea, @terra! Thanks for trying to work that network (this reminds me of that movie The Women where so much goes on in salons)

    • PotatoPuff says:

      terra, I’m thinking of your grandmother and sending her healing energy! You’re a wonderful granddaughter for taking her out for her haircut. Def report back on the salon tea.

    • Emcee3 says:

      @terra, all the best to your gran. I wonder if RiverOaks socialite & fine arts patron Lynn Sakowitz Wyatt was one of her clients? She’s *the* social butterfly of Houston & beyond, having met members of the BRF & hosting her friend Princess Margaret at the Wyatt home in the S.of France. Though now 88yrs old, she’s still spry & active in H-Town’s visual/performing arts community.

  13. Mrs. Smith says:

    CC’s reporting is the only one that still stands after all this time, so I’m inclined to believe her version of events (especially considering how fast KP shut down the Houston rumor).

  14. The Hench says:

    Mmmm. Verrryyy interesting. And, also, once again, KP giving a lesson in how NOT to manage your PR. Either you stay silent on everything or you give regular and clear updates on your principal. Why? Because you confirm the truth of vaguely, unofficially denied reports when you demonstrate that you ARE happy to specifically shut down others.

    Seriously people. This is not rocket science.

    • Lorelei says:

      @The Hench, 🎯🎯

    • This. What they have put on the record is what they will be held accountable for or fest they might be. We know they won’t, if anything this has shown us that there are no guardrails for the RF in Britain right now. But that can change in an instant.

  15. Eurydice says:

    I love that you have a photo of William digging in a thread about “where’s Kate?”

  16. Amy Bee says:

    She would be stupid to go to the US for treatment with outlets like TMZ paying top dollar for information and pictures. If she’s out of the UK, she’s in a country like Switzerland or Austria.

    • Becks1 says:

      My thoughts as well AmyBee. She’s not in Houston.

      As for people thinking this rumor is more credible bc of how fast it spread or whatever – the whole 6 months have been a study in how fast rumors spread and how fast they are taken as fact.

    • sevenblue says:

      Can it be a “catch and kill” situation with TMZ? TMZ is Murdoch at the end of the day. If they got direct orders not to publish anything about Kate and to pay for any photos to be hidden in a vault, it makes sense we don’t hear about it. TMZ got all the weird photos of Kate during the social media chaos of “where is kate”. Murdoch wouldn’t let Will fail after all the investment he made on him as the future king. We still don’t know the content of the contract Will signed with Murdoch in exchange dropping phone hacking case.

      • Amy Bee says:

        I just think it’s believeable that she would go to the US for treatment. It think it would be easier to find out there and it’s too far away from her children.

      • Amy Bee says:

        “don’t think it’s believable”

      • Lacey says:

        @sevenblue You made a very good point. The Murdoch media machine will contort any story and kill what they are paid to kill.

    • Lorelei says:

      It wouldn’t be “stupid” if she has a specific condition that this hospital specializes in. (I have no idea if any of this is true or not, but it’s certainly not impossible that she would travel that far if this hospital offers her the best chance of survival, depending on her condition.)

    • blueberry says:

      Aren’t people in other countries free to do business with TMZ? (TMZ is Murdoch anyway so why would they even run it?) Data privacy laws aren’t going to come into play unless she’s recognizable and walking around in public, which is not what she’s doing. There have been a lot of lies and no story totally accounts for them. But to me it’s as simple as you have the means so you go for the best. I’ve certainly heard more far-fetched theories.

  17. Beach Dreams says:

    TBH I feel like this rumor was probably planted by KP/the ‘palace’ in general to begin with. Why? I have no idea, but it’s become increasingly apparent to me that they’re deliberately feeding into the speculation. Having their favorite royal reporters make claims about sightings here and there, putting out letters supposedly from Kate…it almost feels like they’re messing with the public. I don’t think it’s just for attention, but that’s where the mystery lies (for me): why else are they doing this?

    • Jais says:

      They absolutely are messing with the public. No idea what’s actually going on but they are strait-up playing in people’s faces. The arrogance of it all really gets me.

      • Agnes says:

        Their motives for all these hijinks don’t make any sense unless they’re trying to cover something horrible up.

    • Julianna says:

      I 100% believe they did too. No doubt in my mind whatsoever.

    • Because this rumor feeds the narrative that she is so sick from cancer she might not make it. It silences speculation because it’s so awful. It also feeds the narrative that the mean internet is being intrusive and spying on Katie with her medical privacy threatened yet again.

      • Agnes says:

        That mean old internet, demanding to know if one of the most well-known women in the world is still alive, or dead!

    • Interested Gawker says:

      Maybe C&C don’t care that William is a sociopath who enjoys feeling smug on the one hand and terrified of being exposed on the other; as a fraud of a husband, a terrible father, as a person with such contempt for his wife he assumed ‘Why wasn’t Kate wearing her ring?’ would be the big story for the Mothering Sunday photo, contempt for the public in displaying himself on that bench like a digital Buffalo Bill -wearing his wife’s skin.

      C&C aren’t fussed because anything William does can be laid at the feet of Diana. He’s too stupid to see Camilla had a vice closing down round him when she goaded WanK’s worst instincts towards H&M. William being locked into Murdoch’s phone hacking settlement means he is only as protected as Cam needs him to be to keep her own dirty deeds quiet. William was made to call his own mother paranoid in a formal press event without twigging on to the fact Cam would tie him and his children to that characterization. For as much as they are letting William and KP play the public for fools over his wife’s disappearance they will not be tied to him if he finally gets busted, C&C will point to his instability as his maternal legacy and try to tarnish the Spencers with William’s behaviour.

      I think the recent ‘why take their house if you want to see the Sussex grandchildren’ article is that realization starting to take hold for KP if not William himself, but too late.

    • blueberry says:

      But why would that person from Reddit be a plant for Kensington Palace? It’s an established account who posts often in the r/houston sub. I think we give KP too much credit sometimes. If it’s not true I think it’s just snowballed speculation and/or mistaken identity.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        Two things:

        1. Rumours that she was ‘there in Texas’ may have been taking hold ‘too slowly’ and they needed an extra push. The royal/BM tried to get Meghan’s letter naming C&K as the ‘royal racists’ in the run up to the coronation and when Meghan refused to comment publicly other than to refute the accusation she leaked they turned to the launch of Scobie’s recent book, inserted the names in a foreign edition. Even that wasn’t enough so Piers Morgan got fed up enough to just blurt not only the names out but also the fact that ‘everyone in the press knew’ that already. If they can’t get through a door they open a window.

        2. Having closed off casual viewing of comments on social media like Twitter -not visible to people without accounts, the one place where conversations and speculation about any topic are accessible to read online with no membership barrier is reddit. Seeding a comment like that on a regional reddit is not far fetched, it adds the idea of being genuine and ‘in the know’. Getting a rumour going on reddit when they’ve burnt their fingers using TMZ previously is simply the same sort of scam they’ve been doing all this time anyway.

      • Agnes says:

        That’s interesting, it did seem like there was a similar tone to the reddit claim that Kate was was seen walking along a bayou path (in the unbearable muggy mosquito heat?) *lolzing* with her bodyguard as the “sightings” here and there of her waltzing in and out of Norfolk delis. Like that farm shop fake, blithe and carefree. What are they trying to sell us? It’s all so weird.

      • Who knows, but be aware that people with money often buy established social media accounts thru which to pass propaganda with some legitimacy.

  18. Brassy Rebel says:

    Instead of telling us where she is NOT, how about they tell us where she is because this is getting creepy again. Where is Kate?

    • Liz says:

      Great point BR

    • Interested Gawker says:

      KP insist she’s well and often shopping in a gung ho manner but can’t pin shamrocks to her Regiment -even sat in a chair, flanked by Seamus, conduct zoom meetings or even telephone her staff. Her two youngest children have been unseen since Christmas too and, quite frankly, if William and all three children decline the balcony at Trooping proof of life for Charlotte and Louis is as necessary for them as their mother.

      A low key press event presenting Kate and representatives for her medical team, with witnesses and international press in attendance, would stop all this foolishness.

  19. Interested Gawker says:

    Perhaps invoking a renowned hospital in a major American city was part of the reason this rumour spread and squashed so quickly but it does feel a bit ‘astroturfed’. KP’s moves to date have been fraudulent and unethical so it’s likely setting up a reason to lament Kate being besieged by internet trolls and some new palace approved foolishness to be deployed to the public in the run up to Trooping.

    • That’s exactly what this looks like to me. And I’m just shocked that people think she’d come to the US and Texas no less, where data privacy isn’t a thing compared to EU.

      Anyone looking at the laws would run to many places in the EU, where their super injunction holds and data privacy is better than it is in US.

      how easily KP gets their little victim stories planted and people assist them. Germany is #2 and Switzerland #3 for best places to get cancer treatment. But again, she told us she does not have cancer.

      • maisie says:

        mostly because Anderson is recognized as the best place for treatment if you have serious cancer, and is HUGE, and highly capable of dealing with VIPs in a discreet manner.

      • blueberry says:

        I wonder about security though. Her guards would want to carry right? Would that be allowed somewhere like Switzerland or Germany? I honestly have no idea.

  20. Mslove says:

    The speculation is out of control. I read on twitter that Keen was in a car accident, wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was critically injured and Peg is covering it up so his kids won’t be traumatized like he was. And now Houston? I think KP is messing with us.

  21. Jennifer Houston says:

    The fact that KP was so quick to debunk this makes me pause. I don’t think it is entirely out of the question. I mean, its much more believable than Kate being dead!

    • Interested Gawker says:

      I see it as the reverse and not terribly different from loudly invoking a security breach of Kate’s medical records before they ‘were forced’ to release cancer video or the article in The Sun about the farm shop before that video with TMZ making a point of ‘vouching for the metadata’ only to admit it ‘probably wasn’t her’ when their viewers flooded the comments, soundly rejecting the claim that clip was real.

      KP/BRF have been lying and issuing false information about Colonel Catherine this entire time. The photos for the children’s birthdays were just as ridiculous as the Frankenphoto and KP knew not to hand them out to the news wires. They are not trustworthy at all. If they are quick to refute something like so swiftly it’s either because KP have a hand in it going viral in the first place or are finally understanding courting American attention they can’t control is playing with fire and want this shut down because it conflicts too much to the Rota stories; you can’t have Kate ‘out and about’ in England and have her be seen in American cancer center.

    • blueberry says:

      What I wonder is if the Chronicle didn’t contact them. I’m sure their reporters check r/houston so if they saw the thread and then called for comment, we can’t really judge how quickly or not they are commenting. And of course they are going to deny if asked directly.

      • Emcee3 says:

        I’m missing the Chron’s society columnist Maxine Mesinger right about now. She was no doubt tight w/ River Oaks socialite Lynn Sakowitz Wyatt, who was friends w/ Princess Margaret.
        |
        Maxine’s death in 2001 was covered & eulogized in every news outlet in Texas: “For more than 35 years, Maxine Mesinger covered the high life in the Houston Chronicle….”
        ETA: I think she suffered from MS, which would explain why there’s now an MS a clinic in the Texas Medical Center named after her!

  22. Dylan says:

    I was a cancer patient at MD Anderson. It’s huge, in fact they have a long trolley to shuttle patients from the Mays Clinic over to the hospital complex itself. My own oncologist was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and joked he is now a ‘secret shopper’ because there are so many employees and departments he is seldom recognized outside of his own fiefdom, gynecology. I understand separately from a friend who is an oncologist that it’s not uncommon for doctors to fly overseas to onboard wealthy patients. Mostly these trips to Houton are hail Mary’s for example when President Joe Biden flew in with Beau. Lots of clinical trials but MDA is also the facility that developed immunotherapy, which is now the emerging frontier for cancer patients once chemo fails. I can’t speak to whether or not she was in Houston but the Texas Medical Center is world-renowned and it’s well known there are separate celebrity suites.

    • DetachedObserver says:

      Dylan, I hope that your treatment went well. I appreciate your sharing your experience at MDA.
      I can’t say whether I believe this latest rumor or not – I’m starting to get whiplash. It would be a helpful rumor if the BRF wants the narrative behind Kate’s disappearance to be cancer.

      I ran across this from the Houston Chronicle in 2002:

      “The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has an award-winning program for international patients, geared especially for patients who speak Spanish or Arabic. The center also offers socially prominent people treatment incognito, with a secluded waiting area, disguises or assistance in dreaming up an alias.”

      https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/health/article/high-profile-patients-a-boost-for-hospitals-2085266.php

      Who really knows at this point?

  23. maisie says:

    Actually, I disagree with you. MD Anderson is the #1 rated cancer treatment center in the world, and has been so for decades. Treatment of last resort, particularly pancreatic cancer, is one of their areas of expertise. they do stuff there that no one else in the world does. Far beyond anything she could get in Europe or the UK. Advanced/experimental chemotherapy, targeted proton beam radiation, gamma knife, clinical trials. The course of treatment they offer simply cannot be done anywhere else. Patients often stay there for weeks or months during their care.

    As for privacy-I think she would be able to fly a bit under the radar there, far more than she would in Europe or even if she was at Brigham in Boston or Sloan-Kettering in New York.

    I’m guessing her mother and maybe her 2 younger kids are there with her. It’s really the only explanation that makes sense. I guessed it was pancreatic or ovarian cancer from the start.

    One of my colleagues’ wife went there for treatment of pancreatic cancer when her oncologist had nothing to offer. she survived another 6 months (she was 46 years old and had 3 teenaged kids). in those cases, even a few weeks make a difference.

    • maisie says:

      FYI I did my residency at one of the leading centers in the US for cardiology. we had VIP patients all the time, Saudi royal family, government figures from Europe and Asia, well known actors and musicians.

      We had strict protocols in place to hide their identities using aliases, their travel between their lodgings and our secure “back door” entrance was seamless. You would be surprised how possible it is for them NOT to be noticed when they don’t want to be.

      Unlikely Kate would really get recognized, let alone papped, in Houston unless she REALLY wanted to be noticed. And there are so many skinny rich people there, it would be possible for her to be incognito. Less so in NY I think.

    • HuffnPuff says:

      I agree with you, Maisie. I think the younger two and her parents are with her. They have a British school in Houston which could probably provide a private tutor for homeschooling and then factoring in Jason Knaupf being from Texas. I’m not sure about the hotel stay. Someone with her money and notoriety could afford to rent a mansion.

      • maisie says:

        I did my residency at Duke, we had bunches of VIP patients. The university actually had a few houses near the campus that were outfitted for royalty and other rich people, they were within minutes of the hospital. Kind of like a Ronald McDonald house, but for rich grownups. The person could walk out their back door, get in their SUV and be driven to the private entrance of the hospital and nobody would know a thing. Fake name on the chart, no big entourage, discreet (and VERY effective) security.

        At the time there were zero fancy hotels in town. I think there are now. In any case, these places are used to dealing with people who need both security and privacy, and it doesn’t surprise me a bit that she could be there and not be noticed/papped/recognized while she went through treatment.

        Bottom line: without makeup, bald and thin and sallow, it would be very hard to tell the difference between the Princess of Wales and most other middle aged white women undergoing aggressive chemo.

        I can’t tell you who we took care of but there were more than a few Saudi royals, high ranking Japanese politicians and their wives, professional athletes, big-name actors and musicians. People who knew they were there kept their lips absolutely zipped. This is not a game for amateurs. The reputation of the institution and your own professional future is on the line. You don’t say ANYTHING.

  24. Flower says:

    Going to punt on this type of response from KP that Kate is no longer in the UK and that the type of cancer she has would instantly identify specialists in the field.

  25. Elsa says:

    I will say this much. There is no way she was walking down a bayou path laughing it up. It’s miserable this time of year down here. If she is here I think she could look very different and easily not recognized. People with cancer can look very different during treatment. She would be fairly easy to disguise.

    • Why-No says:

      I’m both a patient at MD Anderson and work for UTHealth, the org who owns/operates MDA. Kate would never be noticed in the medical center & could easily move about. As an example of how densely populated it is, there are about 20,000 doctors practicing in a 3 mile radius. MDA has plenty of side/back entrances for VIP patients. It’s massive. The Texas Medical Center is chaos.

      I asked a relative who is a highly ranked employee there a question about “preventative chemo” and her cryptic reply was “I can’t talk to you about the Princess’s health”. I thought she was trying to shut me down from talking about the royals because she didn’t want to give me a chance to talk about H&M lol. In hindsight, nope, something is up.

      People at MD Anderson are focused on themselves and their treatment or that of their family/friends, rightfully so. If you’re there it’s serious.
      No one cares when there’s sign of VIP patients. Tbh everyone is too sick to give a damn.

      • maisie says:

        see my comment 2 places up. you are 100% correct on all points.

      • Detached Observer says:

        Thank you, Why-No. I hope that your treatment is going well. I appreciate your sharing about your conversation with your relative who works at MDA. I agree with you – when you asked her about preventative chemo in general and she answered immediately that she couldn’t talk to you about the Princess’s health, that was a pretty big sign. Giving big GLOMAR vibes.

        After reflection, I wonder if Kate has been battling cancer for some time (janky wigs, looking ill etc.), the abdominal surgery was HIPEC (hence the long hospitalization), and now MDA is her hail Mary (maybe bile duct or pancreatic c?)

        Maybe her wish is to not have the media torturing her kids and family with “Kate Death Watch” splashed all over the headlines. Instead she wants to enjoy the time she has left with her babies while battling this disease. KP is trying to help her maintain her request for privacy and doing a case-study-worthy craptastic job of it.

  26. phlyfiremama says:

    Y’all, MD Anderson Cancer Center is HQed in Houston. The best (make that THE best) cancer Dr.’s in the WORLD practice there, and/or are networked there. She could absolutely be there for treatment, AND keep it a secret. *This is from a Houstonian). No one would look twice if she was out, we have lots of hers of our own. LOL

  27. sparrow1 says:

    She’s got her family and her clinicians here, why would she go abroad? This is nonsense. The BRF is also exercising a fair amount of control over the UK press, which is being very good at not being very bad and disclosing too much. The current lack of press detail on Kate is amazing.

    • maisie says:

      Because Britain is many, many levels down the ranking from being a place for high quality, cutting edge, innovative cancer treatment. Even the private sector. There is zero cutting edge research going on there, hasn’t been for years. British doctors flock to the US to get training in advanced techniques, but the infrastructure, the funds, the availability of scanners, access to specific treatments is lacking, even if you’re rich or powerful. They have been in decline for decades, but Brexiting really screwed the pooch.

      IMO being at Anderson is about the only explanation that makes sense for her utter disappearance, and the absence of her mom and her kids too. She could be totally anonymous there. they treat VIPs literally all the time, and they offer treatment that simply is not available anywhere else in the world.

      • beeyonkadonk says:

        I just commented below, but she is absolutely at MD Anderson. A college friend of one of my close friends is also receiving treatment there right now and has seen her and her security. It’s actually extremely believable that if she’s in bad shape, she’s getting care at literally one of the best hospitals on the planet. That is simply not in the UK.

      • Magdalena says:

        One wonders then why, if she’s simply having “preventative chemotherapy”, SHE would be sent to Houston, when the King, who we were told actually HAS cancer, is being treated “at home”.

  28. Square2 says:

    Amanda sure used Duchess Meghan & (fleeced) SS to make a name out of herself & money now. So nice! /S

    If the Royal was in MD Anderson, wow, privilege at work.

  29. MaisieMom says:

    Well, I live in Houston and this came as a surprise. It’s true that the Med Center has outstanding cancer care facilities, and that people come here for treatment from around the world. I live not far from there but then I haven’t had my eye out for Princess Kate.

    I suppose it’s possible.

  30. Mcmmom says:

    I live in Houston, less than a mile from MD Anderson and I got married and spent my wedding night at the St Regis (so obviously, I’m an expert).

    Yeah, she could TOTALLY be here and no one would notice her. It’s hotter than hell, so no one is walking around and the St Regis is fairly tucked away. There is a reason people would go there for high end trysts when it was the Ritz Carleton.

  31. Jaded says:

    Regardless of what, when, where and why she’s receiving treatment, I’m still of the opinion that old Beaverteeth played a major part in why she disappeared, and that she and the Midds are deliberately keeping out of the public eye, not locked away somewhere against her will. The cone of silence that immediately dropped over him and everyone else who could be in the know is glaringly obvious. The lying, denying, deflecting, and obfuscation from KP and it’s mouthpieces seems to boil down to protecting the FK at all cost. He’s now in a prison of his own making.

  32. Julianna says:

    I don’t believe Kate was ever there because I do not believe she has cancer. Plus, when I read she was cheerfully chatting and laughing with her bodyguard on the sidewalk I knew then right away it was straight BS. Same MO as usual.

    I think the palace lied about the cancer to shut down the conspiracies and International press. They also lied to stop news outlets and people from questioning all their lies, fraud, deceit and Kate’s whereabouts. Armt of BOTS that attack anyone on social media asking or questioning her whereabouts — ie How dare YOU ask about Kate. She deserves PRIVACY. She has CANCER….

    I also firmly believe KP intentionally spread this rumor about MDA to the public.

    Step 1: allow the rumor to circulate and get everyone talking about it as a strong possibility.

    Step 2: come out and deny it, with the knowledge that they will not be believed, hence increasing the suspicion that the rumor may be true.

    Step 3: sit back and watch the “conspiracy theorists” propagate the rumor further and invest more in a theory that is furthest from the truth.

    A diversion tactic that must be the oldest trick in their book. Also, it gels well with the “I have cancer” video as it focuses attention on something wrong with Kate’s health … so we forget about asking what happened to Thomas Kingston, Carole Middleton, Louis, Charlotte etc… It also is convenient they dropped this right before Trooping so they will half the internet arguing that she is in Houstin.

    Kp might be sloppy. They might be arrogant. They might be idiots the majority of the time. But they have been lying for a long time (have lots of experience) and they are not foreign to committing deceit, fraud, trickery, playing games and lies. They are absolutely playing in our faces. And they are absolutely covering up something else.

    • ArtFossil says:

      Thank you, Julianna.

      • Julianna says:

        Thank you too ARTFOSSIL. Good to hear from you.

      • First comment says:

        Julianna, you just wrote what I was thinking but so much eloquently! A few days before trooping and just after the questions about her whereabouts are surfacing again, suddenly, a new rumor justifies to everyone her complete absence as well as the possible absence of Charlotte and Louis to the balcony. KP plays games with the whole situation and thrives in letting speculation about Kate’s health spreading when it suits them.. there are even bots here in this site trying to convince us by confirming her whereabouts from a friend of a friend 😉😉😉. Yeah, sure…just like everyone was convinced about Kate in windsor farm or in the car with William etc…

      • Julianna says:

        Thank you @First Comment! And you aren’t kidding about the bots on this site lol. I rolled my eyes so hard when I saw that comment! I started reading LSA forum as well and they are even making their rounds there too. It’s crazy.

    • beeyonkadonk says:

      I just commented below but she is absolutely receiving treatment at MD Anderson. A friend of a friend also receiving treatment there currently has seen her and her security.

    • Wagiman says:

      This is too late in the day but add point 4: employ an army to spread she’s been seen, is there, blah. The ‘being seen around Houston’ is such an obvious lie it’s absurd. No one would recognise Kate. And IF she’s getting treatment she’s not breezing around in the temps you’ve described. It’s back entrances and cars.

      It’s amazing how many people suddenly turn up saying she’s been seen. That speaks volumes.

      • ArtFossil says:

        Thank you, Wagiman.

      • Julianna says:

        Right @Waigman. So how many friend of friends have seen Kate now. And yet none of these friend of friends have taken a picture. And all of these friend of friends are suddenly going around commenting everywhere on social media that she was seen with her security. Smh… A gazillion bots flooding social media and these forums.

  33. GDubslady says:

    Isn’t Jason Knauf a Texas native? Makes sense.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      🍻raise a jar of bugs, I had the same thought @GDUBSLADY

    • LynnInTX says:

      IIRC he’s from Huntsville, which isn’t too far out from Houston (in the Texas-sized scheme of things). About 70 miles from the med center.

      • Harper says:

        Seventy miles is practically next door in America. This gives more credence to the rumor being a plant, as the dastardly JKnife and Huevo plot ways to distract those irksome and cruel American social media users who still won’t shut up about Kate.

        I have heard so many people say that if Kate doesn’t appear at Trooping they are going to think she is dead or comatose. So, surprise! This major rumor drops the Monday before Trooping that Kate is in Houston. No way! Well then she can’t be expected to be at Trooping! Whew! There go half the people who were going to say she is dead. Now they will say she’s in Houston with the kids and CarolE.

        We’ve been talking about where Kate could be for 5.5 months and no one has posted that she is at MD Anderson until 8 am the Monday before Trooping. Remember the saying, “Houston, we have a problem?” Well you better believe JKnife knows it and it may be what gave him this idea to float this rumor big time now.

  34. Kelly says:

    Kate has now achieved Elvis status.

    Kate seen in Houston!

    Kate seen eating hot dog at Carney Island.

    Poor girl. She’s gone.

  35. olliesmom says:

    Houston is such a random American city for her to be hiding in, And in America at that.

    WHERE IN THE WORLD IS KATE?!

    • LBB says:

      MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is a very known and respected hospital for cancer treatment in the US. Not really random for that type of treatment.

    • maisie says:

      MD Anderson Cancer Center has been recognized as the Number ONE cancer treatment center in the ENTIRE WORLD. There are more than 20,000 doctors there. They have expertise in the most advanced therapies, in fact they invented them. It is THE place to go when no one else has anything to offer. They are able to cater to VIPs in a secure and confidential environment, but also to regular patients who come to participate in their clinical trials.

      The wife of one of my work partners spent 2 months there undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer after her doctors had nothing to offer her. She was able to have a few more months with her kids (she was 46 when she died) thanks to their efforts.

      It ain’t some backwater. it’s THE place. By a large margin.

      • LynnInTX says:

        @maisie Yes. At least 4 family members of mine have been treated there; my uncle twice. None of us are VIPs or rich. My grandfather, in the early 90s, was part of a clinical trial there and received experimental treatment for his lung cancer. He gained an extra year, which he made the most of. My uncle has been successfully treated twice – once for skin cancer and this past year for lymphoma. A cousin was successfully treated there for a rare-ish type of cancer.

        I’ve live in Texas all my life, don’t like the vast majority of Texas, and my list of grievances against it is as long as I am tall. I want out of this state so badly I dream of it most nights. However, if/I’m ever diagnosed with cancer, I’d do absolutely anything possible to be treated by MDA, hands down. It’s one of the few points of pride I have of this state.

  36. beeyonkadonk says:

    This is only the second or so comment I’ve ever left on this site, and I’ve been reading for years. Kate is definitely at MD Anderson. My close friend has a friend from college who is receiving treatment there and can confirm that she is staying on two whole floors of the St. Regis with her security. It isn’t subtle. It’s possible she may be flying back and forth to the UK at times, but she’s absolutely getting treated there, which leads me to believe that it’s way more serious than they’ve let on. My own personal opinion is that she has been sick for some time, which explains why her hair looked like a wig even last year, and things have deteriorated.

    • maisie says:

      I suspected pancreatic cancer for the start. and it is one of their top areas of expertise. I don’t have any confirmation of her whereabouts, but it’s certainly the best explanation I can come up with. Meaning that her mom and her 2 younger kids are likely to be there with her.

      As far as going back and forth, not common. IMO she’s be way too sick to spend 10 hours on a plane. Treatments are frequent. People who go there plan for longish term (60 days typically) per course.

      And this place is used to dealing with VIPs. VERY used to it.

      If she is going back and forth, international First Class on BA is extremely discreet. Likely she would have the whole section, they would board after everyone else, the entry is curtained off. Often they deplane via a separate door, no one is ever the wiser.

      But I don’t think she is. Traveling, I mean. if she has her mom and kids with her, she’s better off privacy AND healthwise to stay put.

      • Tina says:

        She would travel private jet though. Still long journeys but she would have a bedroom. I have no idea if the Houston rumor is true but she could be going back and forth (although Europe makes way more sense).

      • maisie says:

        @tina hard disagree. If she is in Houston-and I’m betting she is-I think it’s likely that her mom and her 2 younger kids are with her. and traveling private would be a whole lot easier to be spotted than flying commercial. Internet tracking of private flights-and tracing of tail numbers-makes it relatively easy to determine rich peoples’ whereabouts. Bezos, Musk and Taylor Swift have all been on the wrong side of that.

        And international first class these days is extremely comfy. nothing like the rest of the passengers get.

        Compare with Meghan’s trip to Nigeria. Discreet, unpapped and only known after the fact. I’ve seen it done. Int’l first class is VERY private. They drive you up to the gate at the last minute. you go up the stairs into the jet-bridge, you can’t be seen from the plane. the curtain is closed so nobody sees you board. After you land, they take the VIP off before they let the peasants deplane. it’s why people pay £20 grand or more for the service.

        But I still think that she’s probably too sick to travel. and why should she? if her mom and kids are there she has no reason to go back.

    • HRH Miss Scarlett says:

      I agree, I think she looked really bad health wise last summer. She had those dark bags under her eyes when she came back from summer break. She had those bangs she gets when she is trying to hide something. I think she’s been pretty sick since at least last summer. I also think they knew it was cancer when she had her surgery but thought it was less severe than it really is and so said it was not cancer related so as not to alarm people.

  37. HillaryIsAlwaysRight says:

    I just love this photo of William with the shovel so much. It’s so obvious the man has never done manual labor in his entire life. Bet he can’t even change a tire.

  38. KateK says:

    I can believe she is here (I live in Houston). MDA is one of the best, if not the best, cancer hospital in the world. My mom, a meer mortal, received her treatment there and was able to benefit from minimally invasive, highly targeted procedures such that she didn’t lose her hair and had very limited side effects while successful eliminating her cancer. Not to mention MDA treats a lot of celebrities, political leaders, etc. I’m sure they have an exceptionally high bar for discretion.

    Even if people did recognize her, I’m not convinced she would be photographed. First, it isn’t uncommon to see celebrities in town and second, nobody really cares about what anyone else is doing. Said another way: you do you and I’ll do me, just stay out of my business & I’ll stay out of yours. You can disappear in plain site pretty easily ’round here.

  39. Houstonian says:

    As a Houstonian I can say for sure that (1) MD Anderson cancer center is the best place she could be and (2) they are extremely serious about privacy. They could get her in and out without anyone knowing; they already have procedures in place for treating celebs and wealthy patients who don’t want to be seen. And Houston is home to Saudi royals, billionaires, NBA and MLB players–if they want privacy, there are ways to live a whole life here without being seen.

    • Agnes says:

      Her uncle Gary said outright when he was in the Celebrity Big Brother house that Kate was getting the very best medical care in the whole world. So, MD Anderson outranks London Clinic by miles and miles in terms of cutting edge treatment.

  40. Interested Gawker says:

    Kate has lived a whirlwind life since Christmas. She was definitely:

    Undergoing abdominal surgery

    Getting a stoma/colostomy bag

    Treated for ED

    Treated for MH

    Given PEG feeding

    Diagnosed with cancer

    Had much of her intestinal tract removed

    Started receiving treatment in Houston

    All of these scenarios were accompanied by posters insisting this was true at the times they bubbled up to the surface as information about Kate. The Spanish media claim Kate was in a coma was given a denial by KP. This cancer treatment abroad story has been given a denial but that might have been sought for by the Houston newspaper rather than put forward by KP of its own volition. All these ‘Kate sightings’; both in England shopping AND people swearing they saw her or heard from a friend of a friend in Texas are probably a double/actress pretending to be her if not entirely false. Remember that reality show that was gaslighting the contestants that they might actually be competing for a date with Prince Harry? The fact that the farm shop video still has not been retracted when it is clearly not her make it likely a few set ups in the States might have occurred loud enough to cause whispers but too quiet to spread as quickly as ‘they’ intended.

    • ArtFossil says:

      Thank you, Interested Gawker. And let us not forget that Kate has also been

      in a car with her mother
      in a car with William
      at a farm shop with William
      with all three children at Anmer Cottage
      on a bench announcing she had cancer and is getting preventative treatment
      going to her childrens’  sporting events
      buying chocolate
      baking (!)

      Now if you told me Kate was in the library with the candlestick, that I would believe.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        “with all three children at Anmer Cottage”

        And in retrospect, the BM lauding it, the NY Post bringing attention to Big Blue being missing, trying to suggest Kate was making some sort of statement by not wearing it, KP never expected to arrive here in needing to defend themselves. They had gotten away with multiple manipulated photos just as janky as the Frankenphoto and considered the Mothering Sunday picture business as usual until the news wires demanded the original. This, apparently, was a divorce launch gone pear shaped because of Kate’s health and perhaps William’s impulsive behaviour -both- and they’ve been in defense mode ever since. Flooding social media with this particular rumour brings the conversation back to CANCERKATE speculation rather than all of the fraud KP has committed up to this point and more recent questions about where Charlotte and Louis are. The Sun doubled down on the farm shop video as being Kate and said KP was aware of the images and working with the paper. That makes any sighting suspect. Houstonians and the people of Norfolk could absolutely believe they saw Kate in their community because KP has already been caught red handed passing off a lookalike in public to create a sighting.

    • Jais says:

      Yeah, I have no idea. Maybe she’s in Houston. Maybe she’s not. Either way, whenever there’s a new rumor that crops up, usually through SM, there’s generally a bunch of new commenters telling us how it’s probably true bc of xyz. I have no idea if it’s true but those commenters usually go away after a few days and never comment again which is suspicious AF. Don’t want to discourage new commenters and welcome all those reading and commenting. But the pattern is the pattern. It happens every time. Like clockwork.

      • Celebitchy says:

        Yes and there are plenty more comments from brand new people saying the same thing which do not get through. That has definitely been the case with this story.

      • ArtFossil says:

        Thank you, Jais and Celebitchy.

      • Agnes says:

        Yes the one thing that makes me disbelieve this story is the insistence of some posters that a friend of a friend swears they saw her blah blah. They say it here, on Reddit, on Twitter. Same MO as the chocolates in Holt or the sailing club or…. The palaces are trying to sow confusion so no one can even ask the right questions.

  41. suzyq says:

    So I’m now guessing she is actually there because what did Prince Harry say about the palace always messaging Opposite World? It’s such a random thing to actually deny, I’m now assuming she is in Houston.

  42. Kay Hendricks says:

    Just have to say, nobody in their right mind would go from the UK to Houston at this time of year.

    • Houstonian says:

      We are the one of the most air conditioned cities in the world! So as long as you stay indoors, you’re fine. 🙂 We also have pedestrian tunnels under downtown, just in case you MUST go outside. They are also air conditioned, as is our baseball stadium. So come for a visit!

    • Feeshalori says:

      What are your priorities when it comes to your health? The climate or getting world-class health treatment when no one else can help you?

  43. HRH Miss Scarlett says:

    I don’t think we will see her for quite awhile. The Royal and presidential suites at the St Regis Houston are unavailable indefinitely.

    • Detached Observer says:

      Good catch, HRH Miss Scarlett. The Royal Suite appears on the hotel website but none of the suites show as available for booking on any day – only single rooms.

  44. Chickadee says:

    Another Houstonian here — I absolutely concur with my fellow Houstonians that it is very possible that Kate is getting treatment here. In fact, I’ve been thinking she may be here for awhile (along with her parents — which is why they haven’t been seen). MD Anderson is the #1 cancer treatment hospital in the entire world — and they specialize in treating difficult cancers and have the highest success rate of any treatment center in the world. Frankly, if her condition is as serious as has been rumored, I would be surprised if she wasn’t getting treated here. As for discretion, MD Anderson has a long and storied history of treating VVIPs — which it takes extremely seriously. Many, many, foreign and domestic presidents, dignitaries, celebrities, etc get treated here every year — and no one is the wiser. They have private entrances and exits for VVIPs — and same for the St. Regis. It would be insanely easy for her to get treatment here without ever being seen (and frankly) without ever stepping outside (unless you count a private parking garage as outside). Lastly, I give no weight the palace denying the story. They would have to deny ANY story of Kate receiving treatment in other country than the UK.

  45. Cath says:

    She would not be ‘walking around Houston’ even if she’s feeling well. It’s insanely hot and a very large, spread out city. She would travel easily and freely between where she’s staying, the car, and the hospital. Always staying in the air conditioning. Additionally, for as backwards as the politics are in Texas, HIPAA laws are federal, govern health privacy, and are very strict and taken seriously by even the smallest of medical practices.

  46. Anna says:

    If MD Anderson really is adept at providing top secret care for VIPs then you absolutely will not have “the friend of a friend’s best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going out with a girl and saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night, that Kate is totally at MD Anderson” mystery statements.

  47. I'mPhlyfiremama says:

    The more I think about it, this is actually the only thing that makes sense since the initial cancer announcement. Why WOULDN’T you be getting treatment at the ONE place that would have the most options, especially since taxpayers foot the bill?? It is certainly the very first place I would go if I had THAT kind of cash to pay for my treatment!!

  48. AC says:

    The US has prob some of the best (if not the best) cancer centers in the world – and many from around the world have gotten treatments in the states. My aunt years ago got bad news from her cancer. She was treated at UCLA by one of the best doctors in the country, it’s been 20 years now and she’s still with us.
    They usually wouldn’t comment on this, but the fact KP did make one denying the story is, interesting. They usually don’t comment.
    I mean I guess they could come in/out the states with no leaks. We’ve seen it before with H and the NFL awards, literally no leaks and everyone was surprised when H was a presenter.
    Also No one even knew that Obama was going to be at USC for Sashas graduation until that very moment and surprised everyone.
    I’m 50-50 that she may be at the center.
    But agree I doubt she’s wondering around the St Regis Houston. I think she’s terribly very sick(either mentally or physically/ or even as I mentioned before possibly a vegetable).

  49. Truthsyrup says:

    May I ask if you would go to those lengths for ‘preventative’ treatment?
    Noting Kate said cancer ‘was present’, past tense.

  50. Granger says:

    I’m on the fence about this. Many commenters have convinced me it’s possible she’s in Texas, and that her parents are there too. But I can’t get past the notion that not one person would have recognized her, or her parents, by now, and taken a photo.

    And if she’s there but William hasn’t been to see her (and I assume we know he hasn’t been out of the UK?) — whew, that says a lot about their marriage. I don’t care how much they’re trying to hide a serious illness, if they were as close as KP/BP would like us to believe, he’d be with her as much as possible.

    • Wagiman says:

      That’s their job. Their job is to make it sound reasonable because, sure, it’s possible. However all the so-called sightings are fake, which calls into question jase the knife’s bot strategy. This is his MO.

      • Iolanthe says:

        Going through comments , it’s obvious now that Houston is yet another red herring .

  51. TN Democrat says:

    1. If you have unlimited resources and a potentially fatal illness, you would go wherever in the world offers the best treatment. She hqw a strong incentive to keep the ecact natute of her treatment (especially if she is receiving cutting edge, out of the country treatment) secret because the royals are Tory aligned and the Tory tax cuts have gutted the NHS. The average citizen struggles to get appropriate routine care and would never receive similar care. A lot of the original furor over Keen’s original abdominal surgery announcement was the perception that a 2 week hospital stay followed by months off for recovery was special treatment compared to how the average citizen is treated. The public may turn of the royals if the extent of their privilege is revealed. 2. Kate doesn’t really look like public facing Kate. She wears heavy make-up, a rigid wardrobe and wigs/wiglets in public. Most published photos have been heavily edited. Removed the make–up, hair and style of wardrobe and she isn’t recognizable. Her security wouldn’t have to be huge bulky men. They could pass as friends and family members, especially if everyone is wearing masks.

  52. Petalstoo says:

    The bots spewing AI comments on those article. Wow. Unreal.

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