Prince William celebrated his 42nd birthday with a new photo with his kids

Today is Prince William’s 42nd birthday. Kensington Palace released yet another “new photo” to celebrate. I said in the Father’s Day post that I genuinely believe that the pics from this Norfolk photoshoot are the first recent and somewhat authentic pics we’ve gotten from KP in months. The photos for Charlotte and Louis’s birthdays felt like they were taken last year, and Kensington Palace just blatantly lied about when they were taken.

This birthday photo once again features William with Charlotte, Louis and George. It’s a beach scene and they’re all wearing the same clothes as the Father’s Day photo (because this was a whole photoshoot done on the same day). There was some talk about how the Father’s Day pic was AI-generated. Yeah… probably not? It’s more likely that it was a real photo which was just airbrushed to hell, same with this pic. KP posted the pic with the message: “Happy birthday Papa, we all love you so much! Cx.” Hm.

Meanwhile, as a pre-birthday gift, Tom Sykes at the Daily Beast ranked William at #1 on “The New Royal Power List.” From the Daily Beast:

How could anyone be more powerful than the king? Until the beginning of this year, any royal power list would have put King Charles at the top. But his illness has changed things, and focused insiders minds on the simple fact that given his age, the reign of King Charles will necessarily be a relatively short one, even if he makes a full recovery from the cancer he is currently valiantly fighting.

Unlike Charles, who was widely believed at various moments in his apprenticeship as Prince of Wales to want his mother to abdicate so he could take over, and did indeed lobby for and seize more control in the last years of her reign, William is not pushing for increased responsibilities. On the contrary, he and Catherine are distraught at the idea of his destiny being forced upon him before their children finish school. They are quite happy living in the modest confines of their four-bedroom home, Adelaide Cottage, and have no desire to relocate to either Royal Lodge (assuming Prince Andrew can be evicted) or what is assumed will be their final home, Windsor Castle.

Yet as one source says, “There is a sense that William has stepped into the Prince Philip role. Philip ruled the family with a rod of iron and you saw when he died that discipline collapsed. Now William is calling the shots when it comes to family discipline. He can be scary!”

The most notable effect of his role as enforcer is the absolute ban on Harry returning in any way, shape or form to the family fold. Charles would like to see more of Prince Harry, but William, who still refuses to even speak to his brother, isn’t having any of it, and that, says the source, “tells you everything you need to know about who is really in charge.”

[From The Daily Beast]

How many lies can fit into four paragraphs, my god. “William, who still refuses to even speak to his brother.” “They are quite happy living in the modest confines of their four-bedroom home…” LMAO. William screams and cries and briefs against Harry every single month and has done so for more than five years. He’s a now-42-year-old man-child sick with jealousy over his younger brother. And no, William and Kate are not “quite happy living in the modest confines of their four-bedroom home.” Please, no one even believes that they both live there.

Photos courtesy of Kensington Palace, Cover Images.

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  1. Poppy says:

    Fun photo. Everyone looks like they are having a good time.

    • Proud Mary says:

      Fun without Kate? Is that the message?

      • rosa mermaid says:

        She may have been holding the camera.

      • Jais says:

        She also may not have been holding the camera. She’s not specifically credited with taking it but they’re trying to imply she did. I could believe she wasn’t even on the beach with them. But there’s no way of knowing. Maybe she was.

      • LW says:

        She was specifically credited with taking it actually.

      • Jais says:

        Was she? Whoops. Jk.

      • Advisor2U says:

        Exactly, were is the wife in the family pics of late?

      • ArtFossil says:

        “We are doing just fine without you” is indeed the message to Kate.

        @LW: According to the Daily Mail, the caption was by Kate. She is not credited with the photo.

      • Becks1 says:

        @ArtFossil, no, she is credited with the photo. There’s a camera icon and then it says Princess of Wales, 2024.

      • Poppy says:

        Not all. I see no reason to be negative or think about everything. There is a balance. Just looks like a fun happy picture

      • Nic919 says:

        William is also supposed to have taken frankenphoto so really these have no credibility.

      • Jane says:

        Fun photo? Every move this bald Prince does in public has nothing to do with fun — it’s all about projection. He aims to get back to his brother and exact revenge. Peg’s reputation is being propped by the gutter media everyday but he’s still unpopular compared to the Sussexes. A miserable human – fake, fake, fake.

      • Proud Mary says:

        “Credited” means different things, at different times for KP. Wasn’t William initially credited with taking the Frankenphoto? Then afterwards “Kate” admits to slicing and dicing? So, even if she is correctly credited, are we even to believe that what’s being depicted, is what’s actually happened? We are talking about the BRF here. Nothing is ever as it seems with those people. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Poppy: “It just looks like a fun, happy picture.”

        KP’s mission is accomplished then, at least for you. This is exactly what they want all of us “lesser mortals” to think. 🙄

    • The Robinsons says:

      …Now, the AI can only make one generation of a scene, it can never replicate the exact same picture or even video without alterations to the scene or the characters in it. Notice in the jumping picture all the “characters” are wearing different clothing, Charlotte’s hair is different in both “photos”. You are saying Charlotte’s hair? You can’t really see in the back facing photo – true, but if you zoom in you can see a “messy ponytail with rubber band at the end tucked under William’s arm. I assure you if these were ran in an AI indicator app it would get a high 90 plus rating of being AI generated.
      But, the technology is coming out that many of us AI geeks are waiting for that can give you consistent clothing, tattoos, objects, etc. across multiple prompts. I love the technology, but am disgusted by the BRF and cohorts using it to deceive their UK populous.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        Yeah, like we’re supposed to believe William changed his shorts on the beach? And those clumps of grass that are calf high in the behind photo, grew to be 5 feet tall in the jumping photo? And it’s not “perspective” because George’s foot is *in front of* the grass. I think a human did this, because AI would have done a better job.

      • Julianna says:

        Thank you @ The Robinsons

        These photographs are so obvious and AI generated.

        George’s ear was literally sliding off his head in the other picture. I can explain it but you can just look at them and tell. This one is even more obviously fake.

        What’s next?

        William claiming he is helping the homeless with AI generated pictures…

      • ella says:

        By his next birthday they will need more than AI to dupe the public and remain relevant.

        Moderate Starmer and Labour will be in power and Meghan will be on every tv, everyday in the UK in reruns of Suits for years to come.

        Have fun with that, Tories, KP, royalists, and TRF. Let’s see how that works out for ya.

    • Bean says:

      You know how, on an iPhone, you can cut and paste the people in a photo onto a different background or just have them be the only image? That’s what this looks like.

    • Vinnie says:

      IT’S A RIDICULOUS PHOTO. They are not jumping over that bush. They jumped off a boat or a ledge and that jump was photoshooped over the bush. What are they? Gazelles??!! Charlotte is so high she could have been jumping over the moon. And all so effortless. The Palace continues to take the public for idiots!!

    • CatMum says:

      that photo is another shoop. the light is different on the people and the background. and it’s not fill in flash. do they ever release anything authentic? I’m thinking not.

  2. TN Democrat says:

    He is actively trolling the trolls and the public by releasing a flat out obviously faked, photoshopped to the max image. The kids never should have been included in the invisible contract with the rota and shouldn’t have to be a buffer between their parents. The kids should not have to be public figures especially without some sort of financial protections like child actors are supposed to recieve, but this type of image will fuel conspiracies.

    • Tessa says:

      Peg can Photoshop his alleged jog through central park

    • Kel says:

      At this point people need to let the photoshop stuff go because all it’s doing is giving them more attention. Nothing is gonna change.

      • Proud Mary says:

        Ignore lies, because it gives them attention? Not all attentions are created equal. I doubt they enjoyed the international scandal surrounding the frankenfoto. I think people should tell the truth and let the chips fall.

      • The Duchess says:

        @Proud Mary – I agree wholeheartedly with you, but when all is said and done, does it really matter in the end? It’s evident these people are monsters with absolutely no regard for anybody. It’s the kids I feel sorry for, having to grow up surrounded by dysfunction and lies. They will look back and realise that nothing about their childhood was genuine. Just driven by one-sided competitions and sycophancy.

      • Kokiri says:

        Does it really matter if people are told to believe the images they see are real, when they are in fact, fake? Photoshopped? AI?

        Think what would happen this f posts of an assassination of a world leader was faked but everyone was so complacent because we were all encouraged to not care? The ramifications of this era of AI & photoshop is so dangerous.

        It starts small, then before you know it people believe.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Comply because there’s no hope is exactly the feeling they want to engender in the peasants. Sorry, but speaking up about the truth and demanding facts matters.

      • blueberry says:

        Yeah I mean a social media post that’s not proof of life or establishing a historical record, I just assume it’s retouched, etc. whatever. They can photoshop them bouncing around on the moon for all I care.

      • Joy says:

        Their social media accounts are absolutely historical record. Everything they say, write, do, etc is historical record.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Joy, especially because they no longer give their photos to the photo agencies BECAUSE they got busted creating fake photos of events that didn’t happen.

        Therefore, the sm posts are the only record there is.

        If this didn’t matter, then AFP etc wouldn’t have issued a kill notice and called them out for propaganda on par with North Korea. Of course it matters.

        People need to stop comparing these photos to their own family pictures. They are nothing alike, and photos regular citizens post to social media aren’t the same as when taxpayer funded (£126 million est next year) people do it. They are a brand living off of public handouts. These photos are part of that contract.

      • Julianna says:

        Thank you @Proud Mary

        They do not need to be able to fraud the public without any push back at all. It’s bad enough the British Press praise them for doing it and defend all that they do.

        He will just progress from here. I’m so disgusted by them.

      • rosa mermaid says:

        Photoshopping is telling a lie.

      • rosa mermaid says:

        I have been reading comments about this picture in the DM, their readers don’t seem to be bothered that the picture is fake. They think it doesn’t matter. They claim it shows a happy family man, but who knows how it was made.

    • Tessa says:

      There was an organization formed in the USA to protect child actors. Paul Peterson of the Donna reed show helped form the group.

    • blueberry says:

      Agreed. My kids are similar age and I can’t imagine making them pose-jump on a trampoline 100x for a photo just so their dad can look “fun” 🙄

      • rosa mermaid says:

        What’s wrong with dad helping them to build sand castles, easily done and no need for photoshopping.

  3. The lying continues. We are just one happy family and Peg is number one. Of course this is only in their heads but we must continue to try to sell you rotten eggs just ignore the stench of dishonesty.

    • aftershocks says:

      Exactly @Susan Collins. You hit the nail on the head: “The lying continues…” 🎯 That is the major takeaway for me. I couldn’t care less about the photo. Why be fixated with every photo they put out? 🙄 It’s fairly easy to see that since Kate’s ‘recovery’ and her finally making a public appearance, that KP is returning to business as usual, and crossing their fingers they’ve gotten away with months of deceptive tactics. Like @Kaiser said, these beach photos seem genuine, but just with a lot of airbrushing.

      The real issue is the constant, unrelenting need to try and embiggen Willy and tear down Harry and Meghan. These fools need to keep the Sussexes’ names outta their f’ing mouths! The laughable claim that Willy is some kind of ‘royal family enforcer’ taking on Prince Philip’s former role is completely idiotic. I guess most people recognize this preposterous lie is so next level unbelievable that it’s not even worth debunking! 👀 😳 🤪

      • aftershocks says:

        I meant to say the photo is obviously “airbrushed and photo-shopped…” Everyone is noting the clear anomalies. They have played around so much with photo manipulation that anything they put out is gonna be scrutinized to the nth degree.

  4. StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

    2 pics in a row at the beach. William wants to show the world that he too, can be relaxing and having a good time at the beach just like Harry. Kate is not wishing him happy birthday, just the kids

  5. Kel says:

    Is this supposed to be a positive profile on William? They call him scary. He sounds angry and childish which is completely contradictory to the imagine they’ve been trying to push this last week especially.
    I mean when have they shared a photo like this before? Barefoot? Hello. Look at us we’re normal and I’m a fun dad.
    Sykes doesn’t seem to be buying it and neither am I.

    • ML says:

      Kel, That he can be “scary” and doubling down on his reputation as an “enforcer” is quite telling. I have no idea who the “enforcers” are in my family or my husband’s. That is beyond concerning!

      Apart from that, I sort of feel like the message KP wants to send is “nothing to see here Part 6.”

    • Jais says:

      He’s not just scary but he can be scary with an exclamation point! I don’t know why but the punctuation is making me laugh. They really had to emphasize that he can be scary!

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        The only part of this drivel that I believe is, “He can be scary!”

      • aftershocks says:

        Willy is woefully not even smart enough, witty enough nor self-sufficient or strong enough to be mentioned in the same sentence with Prince Philip. Despite his numerous character flaws and notable foot-in-mouth public comments, Prince Philip at least had a strong, decent human character. He had learned from hard knocks early in life, and he had a strong sense of self. He was a tough man with great wit and a sense of humor often directed at others, but also at himself. Willy can never hold a candle to Prince Philip.

        It was Harry that both Betty and Phil doted on. And it remains Harry that Willy is both resentful of and embarrassingly yearns to be. Now, KP is even trying to co-opt Prince Philip’s image in their useless Willy embiggening efforts! 🙄 🤡 💩 A’holes at KP need to stop with trying to trash Harry while blatantly attempting to mold Willy into Harry’s image. It ain’t working and it never will, Willy boy Cain. 🫷🏽

    • Wagiman says:

      When Harry is barefoot in pics, it’s because he’s Dobby, his wife won’t let him wear shoes, he’s pathetic/downtrodden, and/or being all California (with as much sarcasm as the britshiz media can muster). But willy is a cool dad who is barefoot!

      • swaz says:

        I knew the bare foot pictures were coming, I was just waiting to see when 😁😁

      • Christine says:

        Like Dobby! Thank you for making me crack up about one of the BS protocol violations that they used to drag Meghan, even if she wasn’t barefoot in the Christmas photo. That one really pissed me off, and now I am laughing.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      I guess they have started to realize this is the heir they are getting so they have to make the best of it.

    • GTWiecz says:

      William the single dad. William in parties enjoying his single status. William looking happy when he’s not next to Kate. Will be interesting to see their body language at Wimbledon. How hard is it for him to feign some affection towards his wife if they’re going to stay in a pretend marriage for the benefit of the institution?

  6. ML says:

    They’re not wearing the same clothes as the Father’s Day picture??!

    • HandforthParish says:

      I was just thinking that! Different clothes and actually quite a fun picture. It’s the first time I’ve seen George looking carefree, he also looks nervous and diffident on official occasions.

      • tara says:

        I honestly don’t think so. Even in this photo, William has a frown line on his forehead. George looks like he’s about to cry. And they’ve obviously been told to open their mouths as wide as possible (good old middleton fun move) – the only one who indeed looks carefree – as in normal – is Louis.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Tara, I agree with you. The open mouth Middleton “desperate happy!” is a bit terrifying especially in a group, so obviously instructed. And William from the front just gives off clenched uncool.

        I know they’re trying to copy Harry and Meghan Cali cool, but it’s not happening here.

    • Eyeroll says:

      True. Looks like same location but different clothes for everyone, though still the same types of clothes. Kids wearing shirts and shorts, William wearing sweatshirt and shorts.

      Also, what does the ‘Cx’ mean? I know it implies it’s from the kids but I tried looking it up and got customer experience lol

      • Jay says:

        I assumed that that is Catherine’s ( Kate’s) sign off initial with a kiss. But interestingly, she is not credited as the photographer, that’s just implied. Maybe she is learning!

      • Jais says:

        Catherine with an x for a kiss maybe?

      • Magdalena says:

        No. It’s more likely someone is using Cx as shorthand for “children”. In a weird way, sort of how rx (and rxn) = “reaction” in chemistry and a few other words like that. Someone in the staff has some sort of education? Because neither William or Kate would use such shorthands, but they are pretty common in research circles.

      • Dandelion2 says:

        Cx = 😆

        C = smile
        x = closed smiling eyes

        Or not…

      • Blithe says:

        I’ve generally used “Cx” to mean “cancelled” — as in cancelled appointments, but that doesn’t make sense here.

      • JFerber says:

        Jesus, they all look like they’re jumping off a cliff together. And happy to do it. First impression only. Second impression: what the hell is this? So odd.

      • Ciotog says:

        Cx is Catherine blowing a kiss, that’s all. Very common sign off in Britain.

      • Nerd says:

        Ciotog it’s interesting because she signed her name with a “C“ for the last one for Father’s Day but didn’t use the “x” for a kiss even though the photo had the same subject matter, the intended person and it was only a week ago.

    • Jenny says:

      No, they’re not. Charlotte has on a plain blue top in the Father’s Day shot, rather than stripes, and she’s wearing an animal print skirt/skort in the Birthday picture. Louis is in navy blue in the Father’s Day shot, and light/white in the Birthday. William looks like he may be in the same hoodie, but is in olive shorts on Father’s Day and Nantucket Red on the Birthday shot.

      So were there TWO beach shoots, or did they bring changes of clothing? All we’ll get for the next year will be beach pictures if that’s the case.

      • Jais says:

        William’s job is just beach this year.

      • ML says:

        As stated, I’m not feeling the Kenergy.

        Maybe this is his “3rd sexiest British guy with kids reminding people of his statesman presence at D-Day beach” photo?

      • Magdalena says:

        If they are following the same playbook as they usually do, then they brought changes of clothes for the children. To show you how staged it is: the children are all wearing shorts and t-shirts and william is all bundled up in a hoodie.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        @Jais 😂😂😂

      • Barb Mill says:

        @Jais You win the internet for the day.

  7. equality says:

    So yesterday it was Cam calling the shots and keeping KC from being too friendly with PH and today it’s PW? Poor weak Charles can’t decide anything for himself? And PW “disciplines” the other royals? How disgusting to talk that way about controlling other adults. When is he going to “discipline” Andrew?

  8. sevenblue says:

    lol. Whenever I see pics of them at the beach, all I remember is the video that they made that looked like an insurance or pharmaceutical ad. They are almost looking natural this time. At least better than true crime looking pic they did for christmas.

    • Polo says:

      Seems like they’re doing some serious damage control from the last few months PR.

    • Proud Mary says:

      From the day H&M showed up on a beach with Archie in Montecito, William and Kate have been on a mission to prove they can do it better.

      • swaz says:

        I can always tell what pictures trigger the Wales 🙄😏

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        They’re not subtle about it either. “Here’s our backs like H and M! Here’s our umbrella photo like H and M! Here’s our B and W like H and am! Here is our Tree photo like H and M!”

        We should start a betting pool for their next photograph based off of what is going well for the Sussexes.

  9. Jay says:

    No problem with them using the same location for the father’s day shoot and his birthday – it’s practical, even if there was an outfit change. If not everyone in the photo lives together, you really have to make an effort to get these types of photos.

    I am, however, getting some bad vibes from “Now William is calling the shots when it comes to family discipline. He can be scary!”.

  10. Tessa says:

    William sounds like a terror and philip never cast out family members like huevo did with the sussexes. And they don’t want to work much until the children finish school. Many many families have to earn a living to get their children through school. Lazy entitled William and kate. No way was William living in that so called cottege

    • equality says:

      They say that about that house also like it is their only one. They still have KP and Anmer.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Tessa: “And they don’t want to work much until the children finish school. ”

        Let me correct this:
        “W&K are both idle lazy bones who never want to work, ever! They use their children, ‘school runs,’ and anything else they can concoct with their KP handlers as excuses to get out of working.” Boom!

    • ML says:

      Tessa, tbf, Fergie was a persona non grata with P. But I would argue that it’s different than the Sussexes.

      • Tessa says:

        But philip never had one of his children drive another one out. Ferg ie is not completely in since William did not invite her to his wedding and she was not invited to the coronation

      • ML says:

        Agreed, Tessa. The Sussexes are different (directly related, no divorce). Fergie was formerly married in and comes with tons of extra baggae. I just wanted to point out that Philip had no issue making his disapproval of Fergie known by acting on it.

      • 1960tlm says:

        @ML, yes your so right Fergie wasn’t liked by Philip at all, because Fergie did some really shi**y things, but he didn’t steal Fergie’s home that was given to her by the queen nor did he take away her security, tell the tabloids where she was located. He didn’t leak, brief or lie against her on a daily basis, forcing her into suicidal ideation. He didn’t deny her the ability to purchase security with her own income therefore leaving her innocent young children vulnerable to be hurt or even killed by deranged royalists, criminals or racists. He tolerated Fergie, even though he couldn’t stand her, because of his respect for the Queen & the love of his son & grandchildren. Each time I hear that Philip was so tough with Charles, I think was he really? Because Charles is really a terrible person, he is just as horrible as William! He just hides his devious behavior better than William because Will is so dumb he has the intelligence of a box of rocks, so doing even the smallest things are difficult for him. He’ll never be as good as Harry at anything, he never was. Will knows it, Charles knows it & the BM know it. I believe this is one of the reasons W&K do the constant copy-cat thing. Philip was far from perfect, but he was decent to his children, and grandchildren. Harry loved him, so that says a lot.

  11. Tessa says:

    Diana really would be horrified at how William turned out

    • Liz says:

      Tessa – I don’t think she’d like the Middletons either. She’d have read Carole correctly as an opportunistic grifter.

      I think she’d have liked Doria though – and she’d have appreciated her daughter’s warmer energy too.

      • Nic919 says:

        The Middletons don’t get near William if Diana is alive. Carole played pseudo mother which William wouldn’t have needed if he still had his real mother around.

  12. Jks says:

    Look! They can wear casual clothes too!!!

    Seriously, Will is mad that every Tom, Dick, Harry, Hugh, Rose and Pippa live in bigger, better houses than he does. How unfair! He’s the future king. He should have the biggest house and be the richest and the sexiest!

  13. Eurydice says:

    It looks like they’re jumping over his lost hair. Anyway, they’re having fun, but if that giant tuft of grass was really in the foreground, then George’s foot wouldn’t be in front of it.

    • rosa mermaid says:

      The land in front slopes away, if they were really jumping over the grass like that on to a down slope they would probably end up with, at the very least twisted ankles.

      • Eurydice says:

        Unless this is some kind of giant alien grass, it’s an extreme close up. And unless Will & Co have been shrunk down to miniatures, they’re far away. I think it’s supposed to look like the photographer was down on the ground behind the grass and looking up at the family, but that doesn’t explain George’s foot. The explanation would be it’s two photos put together. Still, they look happy.

      • Barb Mill says:

        My first thought was if this was real they would all or at least one of them would end up with a broken foot, or ankle. I saw someone upthread say that they were jumping on a trampoline and they were imposed on the beach background. The photo as soon as I saw it I thought AI but the trampoline photo with background photo makes more sense. I also saw one of the beach photos William did around Harry’s IG 10 year anniversary or Nigeria trip when he was at a beach and the background looked very similar to this beach.

    • Minnieder says:

      Yes! I’ve been trying to understand what (and how) they’re jumping towards. They seem to be levitating several feet in the air, but it’s just beach grass behind and they’re not jumping off a cliff into the sea… I don’t get it. The height seems like one could achiever only on a trampoline 🤷‍♀️

      • ArtFossil says:

        Ah, a trampoline could be it. In any event, a poor image.

        Interesting, isn’t it, how a “natural” or “relaxed” photo is impossible for them?

      • Val says:

        They are definitely jumping on a trampoline. They could not jump that high from a sandy dune. This is obvious photoshop again.

      • Feeshalori says:

        It’s just so ridiculous, if they were jumping on a trampoline, why not just show them having a fun time on that instead of superimposing onto a beach? That would have been just as cute.

      • equality says:

        Maybe because the trampoline is at one of their houses and they don’t want anyone to see how fancy it really is?

      • Barb Mill says:

        We know they have a trampoline because when Kate had all her fingers bandaged together it was because she hurt them while on a trampoline with her kids.

  14. Jais says:

    Distraught at their destiny being forced upon them? Are we supposed to feel sorry for them? If it’s that bad, abolish the monarchy.

    • Eurydice says:

      Another big fat lie. What about all that briefing about how Charles should abdicate and how William would rule ever so differently? But I can believe “distraught” as they suddenly realized they’d have to do some actual work.

    • Tessa says:

      They are so out of touch. They don’t have to worry about money. Tuition expenses in the real world increase dramatically. They don’t have to worry about earning money to scrape up tuition payments cover rental expenses and so on.

    • rosa mermaid says:

      William can’t, but he might be able to once he becomes King. I suspect it would require an act of Parliament. Which William would have to sign, ironic.

  15. Libra says:

    Is this what they were celebrating at Ascot yesterday? They all looked so gleeful, almost like defence attorneys who just won a tough case.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Your assumption that it was the same day MAY be true, but you’re wrong about them wearing the same clothes….definitely different clothes in each picture. Charlotte’s lepeord shorts and denim shorts could not be more different.

  17. Becks1 says:

    It’s a cute picture. They look happy.

    I didn’t think the Father’s Day photo was AI (but I doubted the timing of it ) but that’s what KP is going to have to put up with for every picture from now on – a not insignificant number of people are just going to assume that every picture is AI. and KP has no one but themselves to blame for that.

    I do appreciate how, about once a week, we get confirmation yet again of William’s temperament and what an ahole he is. The fact that this family is run by a 42 year old and they all seem okay with that because he is “scary!” is just mindblowing to me.

    • rosa mermaid says:

      Oh what a tangled web we weave etc., we create a lot of problems for ourselves.

    • Nic919 says:

      That birthday photo is single dad rollout. Funny how he has never released a birthday photo on his own. Especially not a narcissistic photoshoot posing as a Victorian ghost.

      • GTWiecz says:

        I agree. Even if it’s his birthday, his wife could be in the picture, like a family.

  18. Digital Unicorn says:

    They kids look like they are having fun.

    When i saw this shot my first though was ‘why are the copying Justin Timberlakes wedding cover – the one where he’s jumping’? Secondly, cosplaying his brother much.

    As for the continued whining about the size of AC – that is coming from Kate and Ma. They are clearly NOT happy at being stuck in there which is why a) there are reno’s happening and b) Kate spends a lot of time at Amner as it fits in the ego’s.

    Will be interesting to see if she stays there long term or if Ma negotiated somewhere bigger for Kate.

    • Moondust says:

      Now that William is Duke of Cornwall he has access to a lot of properties right? Can he do as he please? Does he need permission from the duchy trust to use one property?

  19. Kathalea says:

    I bet this should’ve been a 360° picture. But as usual, shall I proceed?

  20. Jenna Maroney says:

    One look at that pic and now I’ve got the intro song from the George Lopez show in my head. Low rider… 🤣

  21. blueberry says:

    I mean they’re obviously on a trampoline and they ‘shopped them over this bit of beach grass. Right? Am I insane?

    For the article. Yikes. Is Will flattered by being called “scary!” ? Is this a message to the Midds?

    • equality says:

      That would explain how they all got that high up and at the same level.

    • Jks says:

      Wait! You’re right!!! How the hell did they jump so high? The distance from the ground is much, much higher than Louis’ height! And no way did they jump over the grass!

    • Becks1 says:

      It looks to me like they’re running downhill and that, combined with jumping all at once, is how they got so high. and there may be some perspective at play as well if the photographer is standing below them (i.e. they look higher than they actually are.)

      My kids got pretty high when they were jumping for our fall photoshoot on flat ground. Shrug.

      • Jks says:

        Hmm. It looks to me like they are jumping up in place, not jumping forward. And no sand on any of their feet and no sign of sand being kicked off the ground either.

      • Eurydice says:

        I think it’s 2 photos – one with them jumping on flat ground or a trampoline and the other is the beach grass. I’m not a photographer, but would the foreground be in focus the same way the people are further back?

      • ArtFossil says:

        Not a grain of sand. And George’s left foot is somehow just in front of a portion of the beach grass. What goes up must come down, into sloping beach grass, with a trip to A&E, and, in the States at least, a citation for damaging the vegetation on the dunes.

      • Becks1 says:

        If you are zooming in enough to inspect their feet for a grain of sand, then you are giving this picture WAY too much of your time and energy.

        I’ve seen a similar picture dozens of times every year when everyone on my Facebook gets their beach pictures done.

    • PinkOrchid says:

      Either cut-and-paste photoshop or the trampoline is in the foreground and cropped out. They did not just jump over that large clump of razor grass.

    • Dandelion2 says:

      I think the photographer is way below them. The kids jumped very high and Wiliam barely jumped.
      Dancers of different heights will jump that way, and end up aligned at the same height.

    • Tara says:

      Good catch! They do have a trampoline in their garden…

    • [insert_catchy_name] says:

      I couldn’t believe I had to scroll down so far to see a comment on this. They have way too much air, the landing would be brutal for all of them! And since it’s doubtful that they got a shot like this the first time, they are too clean.

      I don’t think it’s AI generated, but clearly on a trampoline or something photoshopped into a fake background.

  22. Lauren says:

    I’m not sure they took this photo on that beach at all. It looks like the people were cut out of a different photo and pasted over this background

    • Chaine says:

      That’s what I think too. Especially if you back out from the photo and look at it from a distance. Clearly the figures of the four people pasted over the beach.

  23. Somebody Nobody says:

    It looks like a bad photoshopped pic on Amazon trying to sell me Chinese springy sand.

    How is that even physically possible without a trampoline?

    • Joy says:

      Credibility level N. Korea

      I can’t believe anyone could think this picture is a real picture and not photoshopped. It’s badly photoshopped. Look at George’s feet ffs, they didn’t even outline his toes accurately.

    • Why No says:

      Springy sand took me out lol. There’s no way they got that much air jumping on their own. Those shots also take a long time to capture. That would be asking a lot from “Kate” whose skills are mid at best. Look at the way Charlotte is posed in the birthday pics. It’s embarrassing to claim she’s a photog.

  24. Em says:

    They can’t jump that high, they were using a trampoline and it was superimposed into a beach. I’m literally tired of seeing them and their toothy children

  25. rosa mermaid says:

    No wonder they are now releasing their own photos instead of going through the usual press outlets.

  26. Rapunzel says:

    These continual drips about Will’s scary enforcer tantrumy rages are curious. The press knows it’s these drips that fuel the darkest rumors and theories about Kate. They are intentionally feeding the beast. Why?

    • Jais says:

      Good question. They do like to leave breadcrumbs. William is so protected though what do they think is going to happen? It’ll fuel theories yes. But is it a warning to William as in we see you, William, even if we don’t write about it. But so what. William’s probably like yeah and what you’re gonna do about it. He knows the press and the institution will protect him. He should maybe start worrying about what will come out once George turns 18. Not saying at all that I think George should be king at 18 but the press might be fed up enough not to care and start pushing.

  27. Cheshire Sass says:

    The picture is cute, and even if it’s totally manufactured light heartedness on Bulliam’s part, the kid’s won’t know that, and I’m sure they’ll look at it with fondness. The look on their faces is one of fun, jumping off the dune – Which I will say, in my area that’s a big NO NO due to beach erosion, you’re suppose to tread very lightly through beach grass dune areas.

    • Chaine says:

      Big no no where I’m from too! Although, in all fairness, doesn’t will own like 30% of all of England now? Perhaps the beach picture pictured is part of his land holdings and IF this was actually short at the beach he feels free to destroy it because he’s got miles more.

  28. aquarius64 says:

    I’m at the point not to believe any photos from KP after Frankenphoto. KP is dog paddling trying to stay ahead of the negative perception of William and Kate and failing.

  29. Niki says:

    He even manages to look awkward with his children. How is that possible? They’re your children, bro.

    • Blithe says:

      It’s a cute picture. The kids look like they’re having fun. To me, William’s expression looks a bit worried — or possibly even terrified. Maybe any awkwardness is about whatever it took to get William into leaping mode?

  30. Charley says:

    This looks the most obviously photoshopped to me?
    Anyway the caption completion is already going round our UK WhatsApp group- zoomed in on WillNots face.
    Current leaders are
    “Help the peasants are touching me”
    “Look out Andrew’s coming”
    And “Kates bedbound time to have some fun”

  31. Gah says:

    This is clearly a photoshopped picture. Have you ever tried to take a real jumping photo? I’ve been a model and it’s incredibly hard to get the right height, the right body and the right facial expression. Let alone w 3 kids and a dad who are all holding hands!!

    This is the worst of all the fake photos I think- and the most obvious. My guess is they shot this in studio- I mean look at the light and shadow on their bodies!

    Then I figure their heads were pasted on from other shots. The most egregious bit is the beach setting my god.

    • ArtFossil says:

      Thank you.

      My contempt for William continues to be boundless.

    • rosa mermaid says:

      Looking at George he has sun on the arm up in the air is coming from the left of the picture yet the light on his face comes from the right side of the picture.

  32. Blujfly says:

    Is this the same couple that yesterday was leaking to the press how much they admire Sophie and Edward for keeping their children of the public eye? The one that is using their children in an unnecessary birthday photo and writing tweets in their name? They are setting their children, particularly Charlotte and Louis, for the same press treatment as William and Harry the moment they turn 18.

  33. Penny says:

    That photo almost defies the laws of physics. How did Louis manage to leap that high from a downward slope behind the grass?

    Most importantly, DO NOT PLAY ON THE DUNES! Dunes prevent erosion and sea level rise. They’re strict about that on island Britain.

    What happened to Mr. Eco Conservation Save the Planet?


  34. Lady Keller says:

    He should stick to taking photos from behind.

  35. VilleRose says:

    Just off the bat the pic looks photoshopped to me. They had to have a running start before they jumped to get that much height to jump over the tuft of grass which I can’t see a parent being able to time three kids jumping at the same time like that while running down a slope. And I can’t see them repeating the shot over and over because 1) they would have gotten tired 2) serious risk for injury. So my guess is a trampoline and they were superimposed into the beach pic. It’s a fun pic otherwise.

    As for William being the utmost disciplinarian cracking the whip, I dunno if he thinks he’ll get more respect or be able to control the Sussex narrative when he’s king. But what I’m interested in is seeing how his kids rebel as they get older. They are going to see their cousins living free happy lives in the US even if they don’t have contact with them. That is going to create some very interesting dynamics.

    • Tessa says:

      Those children could not do that big jump. Neither could William for that matter. And having them all do a a synchronized jump would be pretty much impossible.

  36. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    They can’t even recognize William’s birthday without making it about Harry.

    Also, this is bad photoshop. George’s foot in *in front of* that clump of grass while the rest of the group looks like their bodies are behind the grass/ farther away from the camera than the grass. Such amateur work.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Pretty sure the people making it all about Harry are all the posters insisting that this is a copy of the Sussexes’ beach video.

      • blueberry says:

        Last paragraph of the quoted article:

        The most notable effect of his role as enforcer is the absolute ban on Harry returning in any way, shape or form to the family fold. Charles would like to see more of Prince Harry, but William, who still refuses to even speak to his brother, isn’t having any of it, and that, says the source, “tells you everything you need to know about who is really in charge.”

      • rosa mermaid says:

        It also tells you what an un nice person William is. To keep his brother away from his dad when dad might not have much time left, says everything we need to know about William. And of course if Harry isn’t there the media will blame him for not caring, Just as they did when the late Queen was dying.

      • Lorelei says:

        If that’s the case though, it’s Charles’s failing. He needs to grow a spine and make his own decisions. If he wants a relationship with the Sussexes, why would he let William forbid it??

  37. Lindsay says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Potato Head 🥔

  38. Why No says:

    William’s temper is such a poorly kept secret. “He can be scary” the source said. I’m sure he can be. He and Kate throw pillow cushions at each other when they fight and he threw his brother down so hard that it smashed a dog bowl.

    What a prince.

  39. JP says:

    They always seem to give up on the kids- Louis’ arm is a mess.

  40. Why No says:

    So Louis and George both propelled themselves over the grass? The grass is behind their feet. How are they so bad at this?

  41. L84Tea says:

    I guess I’m a weirdo because my first thought when seeing this was, ‘Eww, William’s feet.’

  42. Saucy&Sassy says:

    “The most notable effect of his role as enforcer is the absolute ban on Harry returning in any way, shape or form to the family fold. ”

    Is there a ‘family fold’? All I’ve seen is a Firm and the family members are part of it. The bm needs to find something else, because I don’t think anyone believes Harry wants to be part of that again. I guess it makes Billy Idle feel good to just say that he won’t let Harry do whatever. Okay. Harry will do what Harry wants to. I doubt he gives his brother a thought when making plans.

  43. K.W. says:

    Even if the image of them jumping is real, the location looks fake. From the way they are jumping, it looks like they are jumping off of some higher platform into what is likely a pool. However, the location makes it look like they are all about to land in an uncomfortable-looking patch of dry grass.

  44. Eleonor says:

    Everytime I read how “normal” and “down to earth” they are I hear Pulp “Common People”
    “You’ll never live like common people
    You’ll never do what ever common people do
    Never fail like common people
    You’ll never watch your life slide out of view
    And then dance, and drink, and screw
    Because there’s nothing else to dol”

  45. tamsin says:

    A picture of William and the children jumping together on a trampoline would have made a lovely picture. It could have been cropped closely enough so that not much of their private property at Amner is seen. This would have made a great father’s day picture, too. Just wondering how much skill and time it would take to capture an “action shot” like this. I realize there a literally thousands of families taking shots of members jumping around on the beach and on holidays. Being a mediocre photographer myself of family pictures, I realize how much skill it takes to capture of a well-focused picture of people in motion.

    • Feeshalori says:

      I agree and mentioned something similar above, that a trampoline picture would have made just as fun of a shot without having to superimpose on a beach.

      • ArtFossil says:

        I used to think the motto of the royal family was “Why be kind when you can be cruel?”

        But now I think there’s a second one: “Why tell the truth when you can tell a lie?”

  46. Popsicle says:

    Actually, the kids are NOT wearing the same clothes.

  47. PrincessK says:

    I spied today the sibling of a former PM sitting cosily next to a ‘royal’ hack who likes to be known as an associate editor and is a presenter for an awful right wing TV company. They were both at a posh tennis tournament wearing dark sunglasses and looking very serious and having a deep chat about l wonder what…..the ‘royal’ hack seemed to be the one pouring it out…..
    Birds of a feather……

  48. sparrow1 says:

    The thing that jumped out at me, apart from la famille from the dunes, was “modest four bed home”. One has to laugh! I don’t mind the photo. I wonder what it’s like to use that beach with W&K about? I suspect there’s a lot of security nonsense hanging around, annoying people who just want to get some peace and quiet and enjoy the environs. It’s horrible that Charles and Harry are being prevented from a relationship.

  49. Over it says:

    All I know is that wank is an angry pod who needs to get a life and accept that Harry doesn’t spend his days thinking about him.

  50. Oh come on. says:

    Wait, what? Each of them has a 4’ vertical? And William and Charlotte changed their shorts (and Louis changed his shirt) at the beach?

    Look, I’m not an expert on photo-faking, but. Er. Look at these pics.

  51. Oh come on. says:

    If I were the comms person for a principal whose famous spouse had disappeared for six months amid rumors of domestic violence, then reappeared with new, unexplained facial scarring,

    I would not give quotes about my principal being a “scary!” “enforcer of the family.”

  52. Astro turf says:

    Omg a few loonies out in the comments today!

  53. Cassie says:

    I am struggling with all this propaganda praising William and turning Kate into a Saint .

    Have a feeling the hate campaign against the Sussexes is going to be ramped up bigtime .

    It’s concerning .

  54. Wendy says:

    This looks like one of those header photos from whenever a white man murders his entire family.

  55. Well-Wisher says:

    Always the victim, with Harry the aggressor? I think not….
    May he find peace within his heart, for his sake…..
    All aspirational..
    Back to briefing against his father and brother???
    How many people cared enough to respond to the idea of a power list..
    I feel compassion for Harry & King Charles in terms of having William as a brother and an heir…..

  56. Kane says:

    I said years ago but it looks to be really happening now; this is the end of the German line. The powers that be need to look at other branches of the family cause williams kids wont be able to pull this off. Take it all the wayback to the people who git disqualified for being catholics.

    What’s is william even going for. It seem like he is going for next door neighbor king. England might take it from him but they won’t take it from George or any of Kate’s kids. George would have no choice but to be a military man and a university scholar. I doubt that will happen.

  57. Eliora says:

    The weird way they insert Harry and/or Meghan into every piece should be studied. These people are not well.

    Honestly the more the British press goes on and on about how William (and Kate) will never forgive Harry, the more I am convinced that it was William and Kate who made the comments about Archie’s skin tone; not Charles and Kate (which was a combo that never made any lick of sense anyway). William and Kate never expected Harry to mention what they said to Meghan. William and Kate seem like the types of people who genuinely believe they are “good” people, who “are very much not racist”. They probably can’t handle being confronted with an instance where their self delusion is proven false.