Pictures of the Prince William and the Cambridge children released for William's birthday.
People Magazine - Prince William's birthday
|by Anonymous||reply 389||12 hours ago|
Harry, get me the axe!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/20/2020|
She looks fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/20/2020|
Sincerely hope for their sake the young princes inherit their heir genes from Middleton side of family.
Poor Prince William will be bald as a billiard ball by time he's forty.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/20/2020|
Prince George is quite the photo hog isn't he. Always has to be the center of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/20/2020|
R3 - he’d look better if he shaved his head now instead of spotting that Mr Whipple do.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/20/2020|
Still gorgeous even with the balding.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/20/2020|
Hi Your Royal Highness/r6!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/20/2020|
The future king looks good no matter what. And at least he's not 300 lbs like most people around here.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/20/2020|
Yes for the love of god he should shave his head. He would look really sexy clean bald, he has the right shaped head for it
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/20/2020|
While slow off the mark, Prince Harry's hair doesn't look long for this world either.
Wonder what he'll do then; given that wife of his, and how L.A. (like much of California) is obsessed with youth and looks I see a rug in Prince Harry's future.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/20/2020|
William will turn out to be a very fine king.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/20/2020|
No he does not. If he shaved it all, he'd look like a "big toe."
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/20/2020|
The kids are adorable, especially Louis, such a cute toddler.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/20/2020|
would not r12!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/20/2020|
Awwww. George and Charlotte haven't realised if they wants to move up the line of succession they should hire assassins not strangle dad on camera.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/20/2020|
Shaved heads are trashy. A closely trimmed fringe is sexy, but shaved heads go with tattoos, bull necks, steroid backne and pickup trucks - not a look for even a respectable middle-class man, let alone a future king.
The Prince looks fine as he is. He's pleasant-looking in an ordinary way, which is perfect for his role.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/20/2020|
Solid future king. Harry must feel like shit these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/20/2020|
That son better treasury those golden locks why he still has them!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/20/2020|
r18 Baldness is on the maternal side isn't it? He should be fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/20/2020|
George is still a-DOOR-a-BULL
He'll be very good looking for 2 years, like the rest of his family is.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/20/2020|
[quote]shaved heads go with tattoos, bull necks, steroid backne and pickup trucks
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/20/2020|
It is interesting that I have never heard a peep of negative gossip about this man. There's nothing wrong with male pattern baldness...he would never fuck you proletarian trash anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/20/2020|
R21, when it comes to men and women choosing to look like trailer trash, you've described me perfectly. We need more Mrs. Grundy-ism, not less.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/20/2020|
R22 There is lots of negative gossip. Lots. Info about leaks are coming out this week. Hence the William asslicking threads and negative Sussex blinds. This is just another paid BRF troll thread. And really obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/20/2020|
Prince Harry has the same hairstyle as Krusty the Clown.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/20/2020|
r24 What leaks? He probably had an affair. But since Kate has stuck by him for the last year I doubt anyone gives a shit with everything else going on. Unless he can only get it up while wearing Klan robes.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/20/2020|
Man, William hit the wall and how. Not only does he have horse teeth but they are quite yellow.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/20/2020|
R24 I think about who was forwarding private Sussex info to media. I have a media source who told me that all the gossip sites and blind sites are going to be hit with multiple BRF threads over the next few days. They are always on point but time will tell. All - even the vaguely titled ones are going to be used to bash the Sussex. Look out for negative Sussex comments on what are supposed to be positive Cambridge threads. It could be all rubbish but their are already some on this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/20/2020|
Why do Americans consider the British royal family celebrities? Why do they give them celebrity treatment? Is it because they both speak essentially the same language in a slightly different accent? They ignore all other monarchies. Indian royalty, who are they? Dutch kings and queens, what is even? President of the UAE, where on what planet? It’s definitely not related to politics. It’s more like a childlike fascination with crowns and castles and things of that nature.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/20/2020|
[quote] I think about who was forwarding private Sussex info to media
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/20/2020|
Oh dear, the balding head, the yellow teeth....
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/20/2020|
I love me a bald man. BRING IT!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/20/2020|
Goerge looks like a mini me of that American, Louis Anderson.
IF Louis A. were to be breeding material in his younger days.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/20/2020|
Charlotte should be a a dress, and something with a longer hem.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/20/2020|
Charlotte looks like her grandmother more and more . William was a beautiful teen,granted,but I think hes perfectly hot now,just in a different way.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/20/2020|
Long as there is something to work with in front, and no shortage of hair gel or mousse, Prince Harry will be fine...
Throw in the odd thickening products (Nioxin or whatever), and some discrete hair lightening PH's hairline may last several more years.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/20/2020|
Of course being in LA will help Prince Harry; god knows there is no shortage of hair stylists who make their living giving male celebrities and others illusion of lush full hair; even when reality is quite different. Tammy Cruise is but a case in point, going by that hairline you'd think he was still thirty even though that was many years ago now.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/20/2020|
Harry has had sone work done for sure .
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/20/2020|
He was gorgeous for about 5 minutes. He and Kate produce ridiculously cute and photogenic children.
That's all I got.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/20/2020|
William always comes off as quietly masculine to my delight. I adore men who are masculine without trying to prove it. Even with the English thing,he comes off as very butch.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/20/2020|
Harry looks terrible at R36. His face looks much longer and gaunt. Drugs?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/20/2020|
I like that the kids are wearing normal clothes and not the 1930s cosplay they usually wear. Charlotte looks adorable.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/20/2020|
That's the Spencer family genes showing. Prince Harry favors his uncle Earl Spencer
Furthermore if you examine portraits of English royals or nobility that long face pops up fairly often.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/20/2020|
Prince Harry's cousin (Diana's nephew) Lord Louis Spencer has similar facial features as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/20/2020|
Rolls eyes at R22 and R24. Oh, and here’s a middle finger.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/20/2020|
Henry, which is his real name, is not really a royal.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/20/2020|
Butch. Hahahaha. I sniff a PR thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/20/2020|
William seems to have an idyllic family life. The little boys are gorgeous, but all three children have these weird eye bags everyone comments on. I hope to god George someday gets braces: you never know with Brits. The Cambridges seem to be very uncomplicated people: baking makes them deeply happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/20/2020|
R44, damn, now there's a snack!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/20/2020|
Louis Spencer is tall, but a bit too lean for my tastes. You can have him mate.
Many Englishmen go from rampant to stagnant seemingly overnight, so I'd get him soon if possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/20/2020|
Throwing this out there for shits and giggles...
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/20/2020|
Looks like Charlotte got the bitchy Princess Margaret gene. Enjoy her now because once she hits sixteen, she's going to be a royal see you next Tuesday.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/20/2020|
[quote]Prince Harry's cousin (Diana's nephew) Lord Louis Spencer has similar facial features as well.
You mean the smelling cookies look?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/20/2020|
Wow, baby Louis is growing up fast! His face looks like a teenager’s.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/20/2020|
George is looking less fey here.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/20/2020|
He’s smiling in these pictures, but there’s still sadness in William’s eyes. It’s the same sadness that his mother had.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/20/2020|
[quote]It’s the same sadness that his mother had.
What did she have to be sad about? She was getting fucked by James Hewitt.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/20/2020|
Now we all have pearly white teeth for nothing since we have to cover them up with stupid face mask anyway!!!!!!!! Fuck the corona!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/20/2020|
R29 so true, especially since many of the Continental royals are so much more accomplished. It’s because we speak the same language too, I think.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/20/2020|
Harry looks great at r57. Wow! LA must be good for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/20/2020|
[quote]he would never fuck you proletarian trash anyway.
His trashy Uncle Andrew would, especially if you are underage and female.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/20/2020|
[quote] [R18] Baldness is on the maternal side isn't it? He should be fine.
That’s an old wive’s tale and untrue. Genes are genes. You can inherit traits from either side.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/20/2020|
[quote]His trashy Uncle Andrew would, especially if you are underage and female.
Then he wouldn't fuck you anyway whatsoever.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/20/2020|
As stated upthread, you know MM had PH plugged into the best stylists, groomers and so forth that LA has to offer.
Prince Harry's look was all wrong for LA, if MM is going to shop him around a few changes were in order.
Give it until this time next year, PH will be rocking a more chiseled body, his suits and shirts will be Italian cut....
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/21/2020|
Why would this puzzle you, R29?
The two countries speak the same language and share close cultural and historical ties. We were originally founded as a British colony and have always been closer culturally (not necessarily politically) to Britain than to any other European country. Americans have read British literature since before there was a USA and think of writers like Dickens as part of our own cultural heritage.
Modern Americans are heavily exposed to British television, in particular British TV that focuses on the upper class and the monarchy.
In English-speaking media, the BRF is the only one that matters or that anyone pays attention to or cares about. I doubt this has changed much since 1783.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/21/2020|
Sure Jan @r64. Meghan Markle, of the sweat stained sweater, tags hanging from her dress, busted seams on too tight clothing, and complete lack of understanding of the importance of foundation garments, is just the person to “style” Harry.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/21/2020|
r66 has a point
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/21/2020|
William is fucking hideous now. That is an awful angle for him. He looks like his great great great great grandmother Vicky.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/21/2020|
Looks like they are having a gay old time.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/21/2020|
He looked better when he still had his all his hair. Kate doesn’t seem to be aging well, she is slender but that’s it. A good thing she was behind the camera.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/21/2020|
She seems to have a good eye for photography does Kate. Any pros got an observation on her work?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/21/2020|
Very cute - and very smart to put out casual, cute kids piling on dad rather than the typical posed portrait to deflect Smeg's criticism of how cold, unfeeling & formal they all are.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/21/2020|
R3, I won't live to see it, but Prince George looks like he's going to follow his father in both the nose and hair situations. Remember, William was still handsome in his early twenties. Then the nose bent and dropped, and the lovely blond hair fell out.
Prince Louis will be the looker.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/21/2020|
R29, Yes, your last sentence answered your question! At least for me, anyway. I read about Richard Lionheart in Grade 2, and became so entranced that I eventually taught British Literature (and History) as a career. Have visited the UK at least ten times.
I think we Americans harbor, however subconsciously, a tinge of regret over the Revolutionary War!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/21/2020|
George looks like Grampa Middleton and Charlotte resembles Queen Elizabeth and a toddler Prince William. Louis is a Middleton through and through and got the best of their genes.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/21/2020|
Louis looks like Jimmy Kimmel. George's teeth are twisted. He will be needing braces. Charlotte looks very cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/21/2020|
William and Charles are strong on the Hanover genes. Charles is starting to look like George III.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/21/2020|
Louis is a Middleton 100% - he's hair has gotten much blonder since the last photos that were released. Charlotte is adorable - those Windsor genes are going to be coming for her and George. The Sussex's upcoming book, Finding Freedom, paints the Cambridges as cold, unfeeling, and unwelcoming. We will be seeing a lot of these types of photo ops leading up to the release of the book to get ahead of any bad press.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/21/2020|
What is George doing in the swing picture? It looks like he's doing an Elaine Stritch "I'll drink to that" imitation. Does he have a secret stash of Original Broadway Cast albums?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/21/2020|
Well I NEVER in all my LIFE thought I’d live to see a PRINCESSE DU SANG in denim bib-and-brace short-pants overalls. Kate Middleton is an unfit mother.
There, I said it.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/21/2020|
[quote]I hope to god George someday gets braces: you never know with Brits.
Those are just baby teeth, or one of his nannies smacks him in the mouth a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/21/2020|
Charlotte, I like her a lot. Agree that the denim overalls were kind of ... meh.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/21/2020|
Christ, this is getting painfully obvious. It's like the Brits have turned into American Southerners with all that hugging.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/21/2020|
It’s almost like William was never hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||06/21/2020|
Charles is the child there. He has never ceased being the child. Harry must have really hurt him.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||06/21/2020|
I see a father and son who really love each other that just happen to be Royals . Cynical bitches much ?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||06/21/2020|
Christ, this is getting painfully obvious. It's like the Brits have turned into American Southerners with all that hugging.
He's practical a midget compared to William; anyway, in recent pictures, he looks happy, in spite of the big falling out with Harry. Actually, it all seems rather sweet considering that I doubt Philip was much of a hugger (unless he was trying to choke you)
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/21/2020|
I liked that the royal family didn't do a lot of PDA. I also like how the Kennedys don't cry in public.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||06/21/2020|
William and Kate have seriously been working their PR game. Day and night.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/21/2020|
The sadness in William's eyes is due to how he had to settle for Kate. He was in love with another woman, Calthorpe something or other. But these rich aristo types don't want the dull life of visiting pensioners and orphans. He had broken up with Kate but realized that his duty demanded a presentable wife who would accept that life.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/21/2020|
English people always look so sickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/21/2020|
Waity Katie wins. Now she’s like the giant cockroach queen in ALIENS, progeny just dropping out of her hoo-haa.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/21/2020|
I’m guessing Louis is Kate’s last baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||06/21/2020|
Apparently Kate is deeply content with her life. She doesn’t really have any outstanding ambitions. She just wants to be a good wife and mother, and so far she is succeeding.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/21/2020|
[quote]I’m guessing Louis is Kate’s last baby.
Nope, the contract says she has to produce four. She wants those fancy tiaras when I kick it, she has to do her bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||06/21/2020|
Do you people cry in public? Gross.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/21/2020|
R94 could you be any more obvious. The Cambridge's really need to fire their pr team. This thread and the over the top effusive praise have a whole PR firm laughing their ass off. It's embarrassing how out of touch whoever is advising them is. As long as the Sussex are being trolled daily by professionals the positive Cambridge pr articles and threads will fail. BLM has engaged a whole lot more people who won't accept the organized cyberstalking of a half black woman. It is directly affecting how people view the BRF. And it's not going to die down. As long as the Sussex are on the recieving end of professional trolling the BRF will continue to lose public support.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||06/21/2020|
R97 You are a sick, crazy person. Wow.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/21/2020|
[quote] he had to settle for Kate. He was in love with another woman, Calthorpe something or other.
Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe. Tall, blonde, just like his Mum and the reason he broke it off with Waity Katey back in 2007. Because Isabella was starting to make oh, all right I'll marry you noises. Then she came to her senses and decided otherwise. Isabella went on to marry Sam Branson, Mr. Virgin Airways Jr., a definite trade up.
Fun fact: Cressida Bonas, Prince Ginger's ex, is Isabella's maternal half-sister.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||06/21/2020|
Whoa. There is some insanity in this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||06/21/2020|
R99 Get a fucking life, frau. Back to Celebitchy.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||06/22/2020|
The Cambridges seem happy. The Sussexes, not so much...probably true for their respective supporters...
|by Anonymous||reply 102||06/22/2020|
George may be a camera hog, R4, but he's not the one who pulls focus.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||06/22/2020|
Mrs. Sam Branson (née Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe) is very pretty. She gets to have all the fun of youth, beauty and riches without having to open a single Tesco.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/22/2020|
That ugly bitch will never be Queen. Move it along, frau. No one cares about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||06/22/2020|
R104 looks better than Kate
|by Anonymous||reply 106||06/22/2020|
R106, TELL me about it!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||06/22/2020|
I don’t know why folks think that Kate is so gorgeous. She’s actually quite common looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||06/22/2020|
Mrs. Sam Branson (née Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe) is very pretty.
Yes, but she's another ACTRESS; history should show us that actors/actresses don't do well in situations where they cannot be/will never "the star!!" Plus, Wills seems something of the fuddy duddy himself - though you have to know that any son of Richard Branson is bound to be wanker (even if he is a *very* rich wanker) - so who knows. But he could do much worse than Kate who, for whatever her faults, seems low key, devoted, loyal & a good mom
|by Anonymous||reply 109||06/22/2020|
The Jeff Wainwright storyline was stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||06/22/2020|
Oops, wrong thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||06/22/2020|
R74, Richard the Lionheart was basically French and only spent some of his childhood years in England. He probably didn't even known English.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||06/22/2020|
R43, Prince George is going to look exactly like his great-uncle Spencer when he grows up.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||06/22/2020|
Isabella Calthorpe is very pretty - always was, still is - but honestly, Kate seems like a much better fit for both William and her role in the royal family. She absolutely wanted this and that's important, otherwise it's just another woman unhappy and trapped in her royal duty. So good looks alone aren't worth much in this and for how well Kate seems to do her duty, she's also fine looking. Not actress pretty like Isabella Calthorpe, but presentable and attractive. And obviously Kate and William produce adorable offspring, so I'd say it's a win win situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||06/22/2020|
Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe-Branson has the classic English Rose look whereas Kate’s look is a bit more Gypsy.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||06/22/2020|
R115-- Does not matter what Kate looks like. She's a future Queen Consort and the mother of a future Monarch
|by Anonymous||reply 116||06/22/2020|
She is still as plain as a white wall. And just as flat.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||06/22/2020|
And doesn’t age well
|by Anonymous||reply 118||06/22/2020|
Kate is better than most of the royal family - pretty and slim.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||06/22/2020|
Kate has ugly immigrant hands and feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||06/22/2020|
Louis is a good-looking kid. All the privileges, none of the responsibility.
This will not end well.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||06/22/2020|
I suppose Markle was busy with Black Lives Matter, her new book, putting out the fire from the Jessica Mulroney scandal, redecorating her squatter's home and guarding her privacy by shooing away the paparazzi...
However, why wasn't she out the taking a few photos of Harry and Archie on Father's Day to release to her chosen, anointed media pals? Markle is falling off her game. Image is everything. You should know that by now, doll.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||06/22/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 123||06/22/2020|
No one ever has to curtsy to this Calthorpe bitch. Next.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||06/22/2020|
[quote] Isabella Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe
What's with all those last names? The brits are such morons. So this woman had 3 relatives who made something of themselves and the rest of the family wants the entire world to know they are related to these 3 successful people, so they use all 3 last names.
I guess it's supposed to impress people or more likely, help avoid the fact that these people are fucking useless in their own right.
Hi, I'm Isabella Never Accomplished a fucking thing in my life
Isabella My relatives were famous, I've had every advantage in life and still haven't accomplished anything
|by Anonymous||reply 125||06/22/2020|
R112, Nevertheless, he was Richard I, Crusader King of England. And as I said, I was but a child (second grade, reading "A Child's History of the World"), and, like a baby duck, became quite imprinted with Everything British.
And I have been to Fontevraud Abbey, so......
|by Anonymous||reply 126||06/22/2020|
R105 I am sure the same was said about Camilla in 1989 LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 127||06/22/2020|
why wasn't she out the taking a few photos of Harry and Archie on Father's Day
I was thinking that too; even if he wanted to protect the kid's privacy, you think he'd post a couple of old snaps of Harry with Charles - since he is the one that bankrolls their life & all. In all seriousness, Harry's absence & Smeg's mother (supposedly) moving in makes one wonder if perhaps he really has gone off the rails.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||06/22/2020|
What has Kate accomplished? Sitting around to be at the beck and call for some entitled twat like William. Such female empowerment - SAID NO ONE, EVER!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||06/22/2020|
R129 Being an anorexic bore.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||06/22/2020|
I adore Kate.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||06/22/2020|
I just don’t like the huge teeth and liplessness of Middleton. She and William must just bang teeth together when they are feeling romantic.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||06/22/2020|
What r114 said.
Kate is that singular creature I call Frau-us Apex.
She sits atop the summit, above the masses of Frau-us Pedestrianus; most of whom look at her with some degree of awe, admiration and a bit of envy.
She's conventionally pretty. She has a tall, rail-thin body body that lends her Royal gowns that perfect drape. Publicly, and in carrying out her duties, she'll never allow a word past her lips that even could be remotely perceived as controversial.
She is void of an iota of sensuality, another plus.
Who knows? In private, she may be a freak in bed with William, but the point is, in public, the last words you would apply to her is "sex symbol".
I surmise she's a real, dyed-in-the-wool snob, but, and I write this with admiration, she performs the super-human feat of seeming to be "relatable" in her public utterances and appearances, yet not for 1 second do you forget who she married and that one day she'll be Queen Consort, wife of the King of England and the Commonwealth realms.
She's perfect for the job and William is lucky to have her.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||06/22/2020|
[quote] Being an anorexic bore.
Starving yourself is HARD work!
|by Anonymous||reply 134||06/22/2020|
With the Queen basically retired, it's time for the whole institution to fade away
This quarantine has proven that
Ann and Sophie Wessex are the real hard workers in this family. Sophie does more than William, Kate and those york sisters put together. Sophie's been out everyday working. And none of this bullshit sitting in front of a computer and calling someone. She's out and about at homeless shelter kitchens (helping to prepare food), hospitals (helping them with supplies), all kinds of stuff.
will and kate do some computer call for 15 minutes a day. And not even every day either. lazy scroungers
|by Anonymous||reply 135||06/22/2020|
I suspect William and Charles have been having discussions about a new role for the modern monarchy. I am serious. Would not surprise me at all if both Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace are permanently open to the public for tours, and simply are office complexes and museums in the future. St. James, Clarence House and a few other properties will remain as residences, Highgrove for sure, and Sandringham estates. They will let the elderly, the Kents, etc. live out their days at Kensington, then make it a public building as well. As an aside, I wonder how much longer Andrew will live. Because I am convinced that part of the reason (not all of it) that William Barr attempted to fire that U.S. attorney had something to do with the Epstein matter and Andrew's role.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||06/22/2020|
I think they will definitely have to scale back on titles. HRHs only for the Monarch's children and the children of the heir. Unless fate does her twisty thing, there's no reason for Charlotte or Louis' future kids to be princesses and princesses. Edward has already done it, as his kids will have to live the life of the "average" rich aristocrat.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||06/22/2020|
Take ALL the Sussex titles away.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||06/22/2020|
This is why it's so brilliant that Meghan has told people she wants to run for President of the US. In which case the UK Parliament *has* to take their titles - and their money -away from them.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||06/22/2020|
R130 pull out your tongue from Kate’s anus, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||06/22/2020|
R139 that has to be a joke. This country hates women (as we've proven) and people of color (as we've proven) and she doesn't have nearly the resume or backing of an Obama or an HRC.
Governor of California...maybe. But I wouldn't vote for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||06/22/2020|
Isabella Calthorpe is from good aristocratic stock, Waity is middle class and had ideas above her station. Wills only married her because he couldn't find anyone else willing to take on the royal role.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||06/22/2020|
Megsy couldn't get elected Secretary of Tyler Perry's HOA
|by Anonymous||reply 143||06/22/2020|
r142, what you describe in derisive terms recommends Kate even more for the job.
She wanted the job, learned it, and hasn't put one boring foot wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||06/22/2020|
Those kids are adorable. I can see the resemblance to both Middleton grandparents and even to the queen, but I can't see any Diana in any of them.
William looks very much like his paternal grandfather. And reportedly, he yells at Charles a lot, just like Philip did. It must really freak out Charles to be stuck between two bookends that look and act similar.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||06/22/2020|
Isabella might have given Brits a decent looking future king/queen for once. George and grandma looking little girl will be ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||06/22/2020|
You can tell that R146 is just HIDEOUS.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||06/22/2020|
I think George has features that suggest George VI. I think Louis favours young Prince Edward. I’d link but DL won’t let me.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||06/22/2020|
Isabella Calthorpe’s “solid aristocratic stock” is a little unsolid. At least the marriages were, her mother Lady Mary having married four times and presenting various husbands with children along the way. Cressida has seven half siblings, not sure if Isabella is a full or a half. No, after their experience with another royal bride with impeccable aristocratic credentials, I cannot imagine anyone was looking for Diana 2.0. Kate Middleton might not have ticked all the boxes, but she was stable, sensible with a secure family background. Still, the Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe clan would have made for excellent gossip!
|by Anonymous||reply 149||06/22/2020|
Yes, for better or for worse, Diana ended the "must be blue blood" requirement. Love and temperament are key. No one can deny that Sophie the Commoner has been an asset to the BRF.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||06/22/2020|
No, I think the Queen Mother ended the "blue blood" requirement, r150.
Although, to be fair, when they were married, Bertie was not the Heir.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||06/22/2020|
The Queen Mum had a title her entire life. She may have been a lesser blue blood, but she was blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||06/22/2020|
The Queen Mum's title prior to marriage was Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
Diana's title before marriage was Lady Diana Spencer.
Both nobility, but both commoners.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||06/22/2020|
Della has some issues to work through.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||06/23/2020|
[quote] Della has some issues to work through.
Oh, hell, r154, you don't know the half of it.
I don't know the point your not making but if it's a reaction to what I wrote at r133, here's the deal.
The existence of the BRF is inherently ridiculous. My observations relate to what are the conventions and norms that it exists by and how those are perceived.
That said, I'm an unabashed, unapologetic fan of Q E II. By far, she is my favorite famous person.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||06/23/2020|
I agree 100% with what you wrote at R133, Della.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||06/23/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 157||06/23/2020|
Oh look, it's Della, talking about herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||06/23/2020|
you know, the thing that strikes me is that some of them, like Edward, Andrew, Anne, William, start out very good looking. Even the Queen was pretty as a young woman, and then became matronly but still handsome, and even now she is a nice looking old woman for her age. But then some of the break. Anne broke. Andrew and Edward broke. and damn if William hasn't broken. You just never know. Charles was never good looking IMO. But I always liked him. He and Camilla look the best they have ever looked right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||06/23/2020|
[quote]...still hasn’t put one foot wrong...
Ugly foot ...immigrant, grape stomping feet she has. Her hands too. She always looks pinched and wan. Even when she’s smiling. Built like Justin Bieber.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||06/23/2020|
Sorry, Kate is an "immigrant", r160?
|by Anonymous||reply 161||06/23/2020|
She has feet lik an immigrant
|by Anonymous||reply 162||06/23/2020|
I cannot explain it, but I find Prince William so incredibly sexy. All I want to do is rip his clothes off, bend him over and...Whoa, Nellie!
I love red-haired men, but for the life of me, I do not find Prince Harry attractive.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||06/23/2020|
Her sister is even more useless and even more common looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||06/23/2020|
I agree, William is all kinds of sexy in his own right, while Harry does nothing for me in that department , but I'm sure he's sexy to some.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||06/23/2020|
[quote]Her sister is even more useless and even more common looking.
Which is a running joke on The Windsors, that both of them are gypsies but Kate was able to be successful.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||06/23/2020|
Talk about controlling the media. This article is so contrived that they will use it as a template in journalism school.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||06/23/2020|
Charles was never good looking IMO.
He was handsome in a "british" kind of way as a younger man; but yes, it is tragic how William lost his hair, but I guess at least he isn't fat. Harry was cute as a young man, but now he just looks like "aging douche bag" to me
|by Anonymous||reply 168||06/23/2020|
William was good looking as a young man. But then he grew into his Windsor face and lost his looks.
Harry was sexy before he married MM. He was cute when he smiled. Now he just looks unhappy.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||06/23/2020|
Harry is the hot one. Shame this one might be king.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||06/23/2020|
Neither brother was "hot".
|by Anonymous||reply 171||06/23/2020|
Harry's not hot. Gingers are almost exclusively either gorgeous or goofy looking. Harry looks like Ralph Mouth from "Happy Days."
|by Anonymous||reply 172||06/23/2020|
They are probably hot June through August.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||06/23/2020|
Who knew that People writes positive articles about its subjects, r167?
|by Anonymous||reply 174||06/23/2020|
R166 Pippa won big. time. She married a very rich man who will inherit far more money than Wills will ever see. She never has to work again, not even pretend to be making fake calls. She never has to board a normal plane, unlike her sister who has to make trips flying coach to curry favor with Britains.
While Kate can no longer sneak off to her beloved Mustique, due to increased scrutiny - Pippa can go there or anywhere in the world whenever she wants. Kate finally realizes her vacation days are behind her. No more sunbathing topless in France, fancy skiing trips, etc. She and Wills will be carefully scrutinized for every dollar they spend and for their carbon footprints.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||06/23/2020|
R175 True. Pippa is the true winner. She has her own wealth and she's the best friend of the Queen-to-be. She has access to all the royal perks and none of the restrictions.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||06/23/2020|
R176 They are both the embodiment of average looking nouveau riche hags but Kate at least will go down in the history books.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||06/23/2020|
They are both well-bred concubines.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||06/23/2020|
When Wills and Kate are on the throne, they will confer titles on all the Middletons and Pippa and her husband too. If he doesn't already have some title. But yes, Pippa hit the jackpot. Carol must be SO pleased. She and Michael did well for two flight attendants. No retirement worries. Hell they could squat in a castle and no one would notice.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||06/23/2020|
The real winner is son James Middleton. Now that his sisters are financially set for life, he can expect to inherit most of the family fortune and/or otherwise benefit from his parents generosity.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||06/23/2020|
R179 that is a complete fantasy regarding the future King William and his consort conferring titles on his in-laws. It just doesn’t work that way.
Don’t make stuff up - it only makes you look stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||06/23/2020|
R180 while the Middletons are undoubtedly quite close, who the hell wants to be the Rob Kardashian of the family? Nothing of your own, just hanging on the family. Has to be somewhat embarrassing.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||06/23/2020|
[quote] When Wills and Kate are on the throne, they will confer titles on all the Middletons
What are you supposition basing this upon? I'm not saying it won't happen, but there's just been no precedent for a king being married to a non-aristocrat (at least) in England since the War of the Roses.
Did the kings of other European countries who married commoners in the last fifty years (like Carl Gustav of Sweden and Felipe of Spain) ennoble their wives' relatives?
|by Anonymous||reply 183||06/23/2020|
[quote] while the Middletons are undoubtedly quite close, who the hell wants to be the Rob Kardashian of the family? Nothing of your own, just hanging on the family. Has to be somewhat embarrassing.
You'd be surprised at the benefits!
|by Anonymous||reply 184||06/23/2020|
R144, Except for those no-underwear times.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||06/24/2020|
Diana was blue-blooded aristocracy, more English than the "Windsors."
|by Anonymous||reply 186||06/24/2020|
Oh hell. Henry VIII conferred all kinds of titles and honors on the Boleyns and the Howards . Then after he beheaded Anne, he did the same for the Seymours. All of them were minor nobles with the exception of Norfolk. And if I'm not mistaken didn't Elizabeth Bowes Lyon's family get a bit of elevation from her marriage to Bertie? In fact I think titles have been offered to the Middletons who have wisely turned them down...for now.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||06/24/2020|
[quote]Pippa is the true winner.
Not really. She will still have to curtsy to her sister. Curtsy being showing humiliation that you don't have a right to be in someone's presence.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||06/24/2020|
Such a fine looking family. Good to know they'll always have a roof over their head, plenty of food to eat and plenty of money in their pockets.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||06/24/2020|
Think of it this way; Pippa stands the chance of being traded in for a younger model & losing her social standing while Kate will *always* be the mother to the future King so even if Wills screws around her, she's a made woman. Agreed, I wouldn't want to be James, the Rob Kardashian of the family. Plus, Pippa is related to those annoying attention whores Spencer & Vogue Williams
|by Anonymous||reply 190||06/24/2020|
Chuck absolutely revels in being a privileged royal. I don't see him scaling down the monarchy at all after Mumsie passes, at least not as it would affect him personally. And whoever said William looks like Prince Phillip is BLIND. He is very much the image of his sainted mother.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||06/24/2020|
No way will Wills and Kate give her relatives titles. Not in the current political climate when the very idea of royalty and aristocracy is being called into question.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||06/24/2020|
Nah Kate has a very "girl next door" pretty like a darker haired Doris Day. Let me put it this way...if EVEN Rock Hudson liked her, every man will say "good enough...nice girl" and not be offended. She lacks any bitch vibe and that is rare. She offends nobody and is not a subject for scandal. To be fair she has a beautiful smile and very pretty large green eyes, toned legs, and silky hair but she kind of doesn't worry too much because she is a more sporty, milk-fed type.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||06/24/2020|
Please...Kate is plain and dull. Her calves are larger than her thighs. Sporty and milk fed hahahahaha
|by Anonymous||reply 194||06/24/2020|
R192, royalty isn't being called into question but why would William want to give Catherine's parents and siblings titles anyway? It's not as though they're suddenly going to become working royals.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||06/24/2020|
England's politics is no longer based on aristocratic factions battling it out with each other. It would be ludicrous to think that Kate's family would be given titles. Wills is not Edward IV, (who actually kept his good looks until a few years before his death) trying to build his faction so that his kingship would survive.
In fact, Wills will be lucky to be king, as the monarchy might not survive the reign of Charles (who may very well live long into his nineties, like ma and pa.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||06/24/2020|
The Middletons will never have titles. That would be ludicrous. But they may in old age move in to a royal property.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||06/24/2020|
I'd take James Middleton over Will or Harry. Harry is not attractive let alone hot, and his dumbness and attention whoring just negates whatever mitigating traits he had.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||06/24/2020|
James Middleton is a douche.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||06/24/2020|
I hate Harry’s toilet brush beard. He had a nice face. If you have a nice face, let people see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||06/24/2020|
R200, you sound like my grandmother. But the both of you are right
|by Anonymous||reply 201||06/24/2020|
R196, I don’t know why people think that the monarchy will fall after Elizabeth dies. England has had multiple chances to get rid of the institution for good, and didn’t take them.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||06/24/2020|
It's hard to know what life will look like in a post-COVID world, but I don't see the Brits kicking Diana's son to the curb as king. I could see over time the role evolving into something similar to Sweden or something like that. While Brits adore QEII - for good reason, she's a gift, they also still seem to be fond of Will & Harry, even if Harry has tried to squander all his gifts & forbearance.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||06/24/2020|
Not a peep from Meg and Harry on Father’s Day because they both flipped their respective fathers the bird. LOL.
And being a father isn’t special enough to Harry to risk the comments.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||06/24/2020|
William was so handsome as a teen. WTH happened.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||06/24/2020|
R205 OUR GENES!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 206||06/24/2020|
The lack of Father's Day message was weird.
Maybe they just don't want to go there because they want people to forget the drama and court case involving Meghan's father?
|by Anonymous||reply 207||06/24/2020|
[quote] Nothing of your own, just hanging on the family. Has to be somewhat embarrassing.
This describes nearly everyone listed in Debrett.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||06/24/2020|
[quote] I don’t know why people think that the monarchy will fall after Elizabeth dies
I think it will change. I don't think William is interested in it. He'll go along for his grandmother and for his father too. But I don't know about after his father dies. I feel bad for him. He's stuck. And I can't imagine he wants that kind of life for his own kids
But this is kind of the Monarchy's own fault. They refuse to change. And it's stupid. It's 2020. Not 1620. The Queen should have retired over a decade ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||06/24/2020|
R206 I wouldn’t blame them entirely Albert was kind of cute and they had some very good looking great grandchildren (Tatiana and Maria Romanova) I blame the frumpy black toothed fug Liz Bowes -Lyon.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||06/24/2020|
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was hardly "frumpy" she was a much sought-after beauty who charmed everyone she met, including Bertie's famously tempermental father. She was the only member of the BRF at the time who never made him go into one of his 'rages' because she always make him laugh instead. She clearly had charisma in spades.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||06/24/2020|
I have a soft spot for James Middelton. He suffers from depression, loves dogs and is losing his hair.
I was liking the new ad for his latest adventure selling freeze-dried dog food until he mentioned, "poop."
|by Anonymous||reply 212||06/24/2020|
[quote]Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was hardly "frumpy" she was a much sought-after beauty
The Royal Family called her Cookie because she reminded them of a cook.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||06/24/2020|
Does anyone else think that it is strange that Pippa, her child, and her husband aren't featured in any of Kate and William's family photos? I can see Pippa+ her husband being afraid of child-napping if their child is photographed, but it seems odd to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||06/24/2020|
R213 Cookie had the bloated face of a bloke. Bertie was so handsome. If he had married a real beauty the royals would be much better looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||06/24/2020|
r213, That is **not** what the BRF called her. That's what meangirl Wallace Simpson called her. Everyone else adored her.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||06/24/2020|
No r214, it is not at all strange. Neither are Kate's parents, beyond photos of her as a child. What you see as their family photos are semi-formal official photos taken for public consumption on special events. They're not meant to include Kate's family or even William's, beyond specific individuals.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||06/25/2020|
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was a nasty, bigoted cunt. She also had rotten teeth. Her breath must’ve been stinky. And she was no beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||06/25/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 219||06/25/2020|
I think the British Monarchy will definitely go the way of Sweden and the Netherlands, Spain, etc. But it won't be abolished. Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge is definitely going to be crowned QUEEN. That is going to happen. Nothing will prevent it. NOTHING.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||06/25/2020|
I had a hilarious time trying to teach a Parisian student about the BRF. The sticking point was the Queen Mother’s teeth. The student kept saying “but she is a queen”.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||06/25/2020|
She stopped brushing them after a while; all she did was consume cocktails and sweets. Ewwwww.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||06/25/2020|
Well whatever she did it got her to 101 yrs. old. I didn't realize she died just two months after Margaret.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||06/25/2020|
[quote]Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was a nasty, bigoted cunt. She also had rotten teeth. Her breath must’ve been stinky. And she was no beauty.
Plus, she drank like a fish. Gin was mother's milk to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||06/25/2020|
William's family look fantastic. The children are absurdly photogenic. Charlotte has gotten Diana's legs. Louis reeks of charm, George is quietly handsome.
Wills has a lot to thank Kate for. No one knows whether he had an affair and frankly, no one really cares. He and Kate are well on their way to being exactly the couple perfect for their future and increasingly important roles.
Harry and Meghan are the also rans. Not because they were "less than" but because they didn't have the courage to be loyal and fulfill their roles so well that the public loved them just as much.
Instead, they threw their toys out of the pram in what Inspector Clouseau would have called "a writ of fealous jage".
The long game will go to the Cambridges. No one will give f.a. about the Harkles in 20 years, when William and Kate will be King and Queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||06/25/2020|
She was never considered a beauty, but she was lots of fun. Anyone in that kind of role had automatic charisma in those days (except poor old Bertie, who suffered by comparison with his insufferable brother, but who was sincerely loved by the people by the end of the War). Showbiz people enjoyed the QM's company, as they would later enjoy Margaret's and Diana's. The drinking like a fish was part of her charm.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||06/25/2020|
You're right, R225. Harry and his wife were all set up to play Ron and Hermione to Wills and Kate's Harry and Ginny, and they probably will one day. Just not while it's THIS wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||06/25/2020|
[quote]The drinking like a fish was part of her charm.
Yeah, charming. But you didn't have to deal with her hangovers the next day.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||06/25/2020|
I bet she didn’t even wash her minge. Stank old lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||06/25/2020|
He will make a great king.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||06/25/2020|
R229 Cookie’s breath masked the stank of her cooch.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||06/25/2020|
R229, she had people for that.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||06/25/2020|
Because William is heir to the throne r227, and Harry isn't. He also won't make a comeback in the UK, he's burnt his bridges.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||06/25/2020|
By the standards of her day, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was a beautiful young girl with an intensely vital and charming personality. She was also made of chrome steel inside. Bertie was nice looking, tall and athletic, but those Hanoverian genes were also in full play, and then there was the diffident persona and the stammer. His choice of a wife was the making of him.
They weren't looking at how women looked in bikinis in the early 20th century. Elizabeth had what was valued then: she was petite, charming, with huge blue eyes and an exquisite complexion that contrasted with her dark hair. She also was described by contemporaries as having a soft musical voice, and was also described as an accomplished dancer. She danced with Fred Astaire at some party or other once. Astaire, years later, danced with her daughter, QEII. He mentioned that he'd had the pleasure of dancing with her mother many years earlier. The Queen replied, "You mean, SHE danced with YOU."
The cranks talking about her cooch and calling her "Cookie" are fans of anorexic Wallis Simpson, with her masculine face and hands, braying American voice, and slutty history.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||Last Friday at 4:19 AM|
I believe the Mitford sisters referred to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as “Cake” in their correspondence, which I personally like better than “Cookie.” Apparently one of the sisters was at a social gathering with the Queen Mother and heard her exclaim, “Ooh, cake!” when the cake was brought out, hence the moniker.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||Last Friday at 4:33 AM|
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was my kind of gal. She knew to wear mink when she went to visit the bombed out houses of World War 2 East End London. People standing in the street grieving dead loved ones, all possessions gone and no place to live and she said, "I know how you feel, one of my palaces got bombed as well." Her "that worked out well for them" attitude was her trump card.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||Last Friday at 6:18 AM|
I don't know how the decision was arrived at, but during the bombing, when King George VI and Elizabeth the Queen Mother went out to see the effects and the devastation in the neighborhoods, to the homes of the ordinary people, that was it. She was forever enshrined. Don't know if this is true or apocryphal, but allegedly one of the people told the Queen to "mind her step" because she didn't want to get her clothes ruined. He commented that she was "all dressed up" and she touched his arm and said, "Well if you came over to visit me wouldn't you get dressed up?" Elizabeth Bowes Lyon had a way about her. Between her and her adorable little girls, and Princess Elizabeth dressed in a uniform and assigned as a mechanic during the war, they managed the very precarious feat of steering the public in a different direction and erasing the image of the Duke of Windsor. The Duke really resented the fact that Bertie managed so well. But it was because he had her.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||Last Friday at 6:42 AM|
Oh, Wallis was no better than Elizabeth...they were both ugly racist cunts who didn’t deserve to breathe the same air as decent people.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||Last Friday at 1:07 PM|
It is well-known that the Queen mum held grudges. I hate people who hold onto grudges for offenses, perceived or otherwise, they’re more often than not small-minded as well. She was also dumb enough to think that Wallis killed her husband prematurely because he had to take over as king. Apparently his chain smoking habit did nothing to hasten his death at all, it was all Wallis.
Wallis was a hideous woman as well. I’m not a fan of her as well. Both her and EBL were idiotic women who got accolades simply due to the men they marriec.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||Last Friday at 1:20 PM|
Scots generally hold grudges. It’s in their DNA.
The pressures and stresses of being king, particularly during WWII, probably did hasten George VI’s death.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||Last Friday at 3:04 PM|
Well I suspect that The Queen Mum 's grudge against the Windsors wasn't misplace or irrational. She probably knew more about the Duke of Windsor's involvement and his schemes with the Nazis then the rest of the world did since it was happening on her watch. And then there were the incessant phone calls and petitions from the Duke & Duchess insisting they needed more money.
Finally, to keep them from continuing to meddle in the diplomatic arena during the war, Bertie shipped them to the Bahamas. Later on as news leaked out it was explained as a kidnap plot by the Nazis required them to remove him, but it wasn't a kidnapping as far as the Duke knew, because he was going voluntarily with the understanding he'd regain his throne and his wife became queen. The strains of WW 2 and the bombings. the Blitz, etc. and Bertie's anxieties about performing his duties, probably did contribute to his early death.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||Last Friday at 3:14 PM|
Scots hold grudges, Scots are cheap, Italians are violent, Hungarians are pathologically jealous lovers, Russians are exuberant, Swedes are cold . . .
Christ, does it never end?!
|by Anonymous||reply 242||Last Saturday at 3:41 AM|
George VI, like most of the Windsor men, leant toward powerful women on whom they became deeply emotionally dependent. Queen Mary was the model. Only in George VI's case, he married a far more emotionally confident women whose influence was benign and who held him together when the stress of the Abdication and then WWII arrived. In his older brother's case, the influence was malign, but Wallis and Elizabeth were two sides of one coin. But Elizabeth (despite her Scottish ancestry) was a thorough-going English patriot, devoted to the monarchy and to supporting her husband, and doing so with a charming and deeply traditionally feminine aura. Wallis, like Meghan Markle, had neither any reverence for or in-depth understanding of the monarchy or Britain and its traditions, and only valued it for the social status and wealth she craved. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was likely to marry well and never worry about status and money for the rest of her life, no matter whom she married. Wallis never knew Elizabeth's social and economic confidence and security whilst young.
There are quite a few interesting parallels between the respective marriages of Edward VIII and George VI, and Princes Harry and William, only the Heir and Spare roles are reversed with the latter. William, the Heir, married the patriotic, dutiful woman who respected the monarchy and understood her role; Harry, the Spare, married the divorced American climber who only valued the monarchy for the status and wealth it could give her.
Charles would have followed the pattern with Camilla, who would have been far more like the supportive Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon to his future king than the narcissistic, immature, volatile, Diana was, if only they'd let him marry her. It's quite obvious how much happier he is with Camilla after his miserable marriage to Diana, despite her youth and beauty. Tina Brown nailed Charles when she said he wanted to be mothered and mastered, neither of which Diana was capable of doing.
But his sons are throwbacks to the patterns of a couple of generations earlier.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||Last Saturday at 4:37 AM|
At least the Cambridge children will be normal.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||Last Saturday at 4:42 AM|
And at least William and Harry are considerably prettier than they'd have been had Charles been happily married from the start.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||Last Saturday at 5:57 AM|
Russians are not exuberant; they’re some of the most negative, cynical, narrow minded people you’re ever gonna meet.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||Last Saturday at 7:50 AM|
Harry may do better with his second marriage. You know there will be one.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||Last Saturday at 8:56 AM|
Harry would take a divorce very hard. He is not the most stable person in the world. Now, he has a son he probably dotes on. If Meghan pulled the plug on their little family he would be distraught. In a very bad, not good place. And the whole custody thing would get very ugly. Because she would definitely use his " emotional issues" as a deal breaker insisting he would be harmful to Archie's mental health, when hashing out custody arrangements. I like Harry. And I fear for his future.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||Last Saturday at 11:45 AM|
[quote]Because she would definitely use his " emotional issues" as a deal breaker insisting he would be harmful to Archie's mental health
And she would leak every detail about their lives and the divorce to the press.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||Last Saturday at 12:38 PM|
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||Last Saturday at 1:27 PM|
Even if William "turns off the money tap", and assuming Harry survives Q E II and Charles, he'll come into more dough-ray-mee when those two die.
I don't know for sure, of course, but probably when she dies, Q E II's 7 grandchildren each will receive money and certainly Harry will come into several millions more when Charles dies.
If Harry suddenly wants out, he better think about that prospective income. I would have to believe Markle has an eye on Harry's future income, too, and what he'll receive upon the deaths of Q E II and Charles. Archie for sure will be taken care of, but, it gets interesting, upon a divorce, what settlement Markle would receive.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||Last Saturday at 7:22 PM|
You are hilarious commenting on Kate's immigrant hands and debating the looks of Brits. In Europe, good looks run East to West and with their nasty horsey teeth, pasty skin, large bodies (usually obese), and overall equine proportions, the English are considered big and ugly. Even that Calthorpe girl is no Victoria's Secret material like the Czech, Ukainian, Romanian, and Russian women. Say what you will, some nations have people with pretty flawless figures. I don't see too many English Olympians tbh among the women.
Also, Princess Charlotte may look like her grandmother, but is an unpleasant and smirking child with squinty eyes. Prince George is the only beauty among those kids and Prince Louis is just baby cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||Last Saturday at 10:25 PM|
Harry will never be poor, but I doubt he and Meg can live in the style they want on his inheritance
|by Anonymous||reply 253||Last Saturday at 10:28 PM|
Harry certainly can become poor if Meghan manages to get her hands on his inheritances from the Queen and then, from Charles.
Which she will, I guarantee. After all, that's her endgame.
What I suspect you mean, r253, is that he'll always have a roof over his head.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||Last Saturday at 10:53 PM|
Charlotte is going to be stunner with those legs and clearly has her mother's hair as well. The two boys are very handsome.
R254 - Meghan cannot "her her hands" on Harry's inheritance, at least not if you're thinking divorce in community property California: that law applies only to any wealth accrued by the couple after the marriage. Anything accrued by either person before the marriage is outside the community property law.
That said, I would guess that after Charles had to liquidate most of his personal investment portfolio to pay off Diana in their divorce (fear not, it has recovered many times over since then), the BRF set a few safeguards around those trust funds. Certainly, in the event of a divorce, a settlement of sorts would be reached in which Harry will have to loosen his purse strings (they do, after all, have a young child). They helped out Andrew somewhat in his divorce, and I doubt Meghan would get any more a better deal from the sixth in line than Andrew's wife did married to the fourth in line. Andrew also has a trust fund, reputedly worth about $80 million, which means his annual cash income from it is about $750,000 p.a., before taxes. He has a sweetheart lease on Royal Lodge, as well. He may not be hob-nobbing with billionaires any longer, but he's far from starving.
But as for "getting her hands" on that trust fund: I wouldn't bet on it. Divorces do have to go through a court of law, which would have the final say, and Charles would probably make good quietly behind the scenes on any real losses Harry sustained. And, as the marriage occurred in England, and Harry and Archie are British citizens, the divorce would likely be heard in England.
By all odds, Charles will leave a second trust fund to both sons. If the Queen is still alive when the divorce occurs (one sincerely hopes she will not, she will also help Harry out post-divorce.
Harry so clearly should have married Chelsy. Daughter of a very rich man and a landowner in South Africa, land of Harry's dreams (Chelsy actually loves the place, unlike Meghan Markle), with her own inheritance, Harry's life would have had all the earmarks of Heaven on Earth.
How he let that go for that vicious, jealous, barrel-shaped, stick-legged, whingeing, wig-headed, d-list actress is a mystery that will never be solved
|by Anonymous||reply 255||Last Sunday at 3:09 AM|
Charles has probably already arranged for Harry's well-being. Harry probably has some kind of Trust set up and an allowance from the trust. He may not be collecting from it now, but in the event certain things happen, it would be triggered. And when Harry is gone it will revert to Archie. Charles is always going to protect Harry even from himself. I'm sure the Royal Family has learned by now to protect themselves from schemers and connivers and opportunists. Meghan may be underestimating them, if she does have some game plan.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||Last Sunday at 3:56 AM|
Harry will have access to real estate. He won't be homeless. He will always have a place to live. His fate would be no worse than a 20 room apartment at Kensington, or Sandringham, or some kind of small estate. Meghan may insist on being set up "for Archie" so he can be raised with the advantages he is "entitled to."
|by Anonymous||reply 257||Last Sunday at 3:59 AM|
Well as Harry’s son, he IS ENTITLED to those advantages.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||Last Sunday at 4:44 AM|
R258, Archie isn't entitled to anything from the British taxpayer.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||Last Sunday at 5:31 AM|
Archie will grow up a relative nobody like Peter Philips or anyone else without a title,
|by Anonymous||reply 260||Last Sunday at 6:59 AM|
[quote]Archie will grow up a relative nobody like Peter Philips or anyone else without a title,
...if his mother Meghan dies. She will make sure that Archie is pushed forward and gets what belongs to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||Last Sunday at 7:13 AM|
^^^Methinks Meghan is aiming for the Oprah angle. Oprah is childless and would be wanting some sort of legacy heirs to keep her name/ foundation going. Don’t think this hasn’t crossed Meghan’s mind. She also may be angling for a spot on Oprah’s foundation if things don’t go well with Suckass/ Archevil Foundation or whatever the fuck their calling it now.
|by Anonymous||reply 262||Last Sunday at 7:23 AM|
R262, Oprah will probably leave her fortune to charity, maybe some to Stedmund's daughter, and of course Gayle's kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 263||Last Sunday at 7:26 AM|
R262-- Just how stupid do you think Oprah is? Markle or Archie are not getting anything but a token (if that) from her. Oprah can spot a grifter a mile away and the only reason she is associating with Markle is because she thinks she can make a ton of money off the association
|by Anonymous||reply 264||Last Sunday at 8:14 AM|
Charlotte has an ugly face. Sorry but it is true. That is one ugly little girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||Last Sunday at 8:43 AM|
Charlotte already is a try hard and awfully smug and self satisfied for someone her age. She will become a monster as she gets older, a la her grand-auntie Margaret.
|by Anonymous||reply 266||Last Sunday at 10:39 AM|
R266 - agreed. Nasty kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||Last Sunday at 11:11 AM|
[quote] She will make sure that Archie is pushed forward and gets what belongs to him.
Which is what, exactly?
|by Anonymous||reply 268||Last Sunday at 11:13 AM|
With the exception of some Sussex loons, literally NOBODY will give a fuck about Archie or his parents when George, Charlotte and Louis become teenagers. William and Kate will become Prince and Princess of Wales and they as well as their offspring will outshine all the minor royals.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||Last Sunday at 11:17 AM|
"She will make sure that Archie is pushed forward and gets what belongs to him."
Archie possesses nothing and is entitled to nothing except his father's subsidiary titles right now, and his father's primary title when Harry dies IF Harry is still in possession of it when Harry dies, which I suspect may not be the case if he makes his bed in America and stays there.
The BRF owe Archie nothing, nada, zilch, zero. Anything he has, his father and mother have so far bought him with Charles' money. When Charles dies, that stops. If Archie is lucky, Charles will have left him a modest trust fund, which is by no means certain.
The Harkles don't own Frogmore Cottage, they don't own the land under it, not even Harry has the slightest legal claim on Charles' wealth, or the Queen's, and certainly not William's.
Archie will get whatever his father leaves him. Any claim to anything else is strictly in the minds of nutjobs who think that because Archie is Charles' grandson, he's automatically and legally "entitled" to something from Charles.
And not for nuthin;, if Meghan really had Archie's future interests at heart, she'd have stuck it out in the BRF so that Charles could have some real relationship with Archie.
You know - like he has with George, Charlotte, and Louis.
You can't love a grandchild you only see on a computer screen a few times a year the way you do the ones you can actually pick up and hug regularly.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||Last Sunday at 11:20 AM|
Archie will be about as relevant as Princess Margaret's children.
|by Anonymous||reply 271||Last Sunday at 11:27 AM|
Insider who knows a moderator on LSA has just informed the watchdog group who is monitoring the Anti Sussex trolls that a whole new batch of paid trolls has landed on the Meghan Markle unpopular thread. All the new members are being paid by someone. Today all the new members posting on that thread are allegedly being paid to troll the Sussex. Go take a look. A media watchdog group is locked on target now and working with the media who are sniffing around the thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||Last Sunday at 12:38 PM|
I don't know, R272. We still hear a lot about the York girls. Eugenie got a big wedding, and she gets to live in a very nice place for a very low rent. Their dad has a 100-year lease on the property he stays at; after he dies, both sisters can live their with their families. They probably would have preferred to be full-time royals, but it was reported that Charles nixed that, so they must work for a living. They actually have a pretty good set-up; they have access to the castles, celebs who want to be their friends because of their link to the Queen; invitations to the big royal events, but they can have their own careers, and they don't have to do the supermarket openings.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||Last Sunday at 12:48 PM|
[quote] Which is what, exactly?
Same as the York Sisters. The right to be called Princess.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||Last Sunday at 12:48 PM|
R273 here. In my post above, "live their" = "live there". (Oh, dear.)
|by Anonymous||reply 275||Last Sunday at 12:51 PM|
R273, the York girls are in the UK and grew up here, they are also the grandchildren of the current monarch. Archie is going to be a stranger to the British public and to his father's family. It's unlikely that Archie will be an adult when his grandfather is on the throne, he'll probably still be relatively young when his uncle ascends to the throne. Then he'll be in the same position as Margaret's children.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||Last Sunday at 1:35 PM|
Charles has more of a relationship with Camilla's grandchildren than he does with Archie
|by Anonymous||reply 277||Last Sunday at 1:51 PM|
R267/R277 - You are insane. What has Charlotte done that is so terrible? She's like 4 years old.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||Last Sunday at 8:04 PM|
R278 - I think they are saying she is unattractive and looks spoiled not that she has done anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||Last Sunday at 9:07 PM|
I’d be so pissed off if I was entitled to be HRH Prince(ess) and my parents decided that I shouldn’t use it. Wouldn’t it be awesome if Lady Louise turns 18 and was like, Hey, I will take that royal title after all.
|by Anonymous||reply 280||Last Sunday at 9:55 PM|
The one who's going to be pissed off that his parents didn't let him have the full royal experience is Archie.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||Last Sunday at 10:25 PM|
To the ones saying Kate has no sexuality, you don't know that. She seems happy and always smiling. I had a similar colleague attorney lady like her, who we later found out was having affairs all the time, but she was so prim and proper none of us suspected that is what led to her divorce.
|by Anonymous||reply 282||Last Sunday at 10:53 PM|
That little boy looks like Louise Anderson.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||Last Sunday at 11:07 PM|
R266 and R267 appear to be giving us an illustration of what it Takes To Know One.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||Last Monday at 12:14 AM|
Fuck off, r270, you anti-Meghan/Harry loons are insane.
|by Anonymous||reply 285||Last Monday at 1:20 AM|
[quote]She seems happy and always smiling
She seems phony. Kate’s a cunt, and she’s decided to start showing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 286||Last Monday at 1:21 AM|
R286 - why? I haven't heard anything negative about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 287||Last Monday at 1:31 AM|
These threads are a great way to block lunatic fraus.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||Last Monday at 1:38 AM|
R260, I think Archie will grow up very famous, not due to his place in the royal succession but because of his parents' fame/notoriety. I see him hanging around with and dating Kardashian/Jenner kids and other celeb offspring, or doing goofy things like Jaden Smith. And if he ends up growing up in England after all, he'll be falling out of clubs with famous offpring/aristocratic scions there.
|by Anonymous||reply 289||Last Monday at 1:52 AM|
I just love how to MM haters can read Meghan’s mind and be so sure of her every move - even before she does.
Your tin hats are quite fetching.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||Last Monday at 2:15 AM|
Because she's so transparent, r290.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||Last Monday at 2:18 AM|
R289, Archie won't grow up like Peter Philips because his mother will want to pimp him out and exploit him (see already the case "Archie" is bringing against the paps), but I don't think he'll be particularly famous either. His parents really have nothing to do with Kardashian/Jenner types. A better comparison might be the Schwarzenegger/Shriver kids, except their parents were much more famous and had actually achieved something and are better integrated as a family into American society.
Archie's parents will be aware that they have to avoid trashy celebdom and aim for some kind of "dignified" engagement, befitting their "royal/woke" status. I already feel sorry for Archie though, I think he's going to have a fucked up life and a tragic family situation.
He's not going to end up growing up in the UK and I think that in both the US and the UK there will be a kind of embarrassment surrounding the Markle family. People won't really know how to approach them, they will be seen as opportunists in every situation and no one of any credibility will be willing to get too close to them, especially because that could be construed as siding against the BRF. And they have no real friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 292||Last Monday at 2:27 AM|
Tattler won't be able to get enough of Archie when he is in his teens and starts spending part of his summers castle-hopping in the UK. He will be a grandson of the King.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||Last Monday at 3:06 AM|
R278 - Oh, don't even ask, she might answer you.
Sheer envy. William daughter is an HRH, she was part of the rumours about how angry Kate got at Meghan at the wedding rehearsals as Meghan screamed that that child was going to ruin her wedding and the "tights" issue for the little girls . . .
She has silky straight hair, she's obviously going to be tall, slim, leggy, and beautiful when she grows up, and likely her father and grandfather's darling . . .
So she must be torn up in spite whilst the same creature doing that shrieks about how people "pick on" Archie.
|by Anonymous||reply 294||Last Monday at 4:50 AM|
Archie won't be spending part of his summers "castle-hopping" in the UK and even the Tatler knows not to go after teens.
|by Anonymous||reply 295||Last Monday at 4:55 AM|
You people have no idea what Meghan is thinking.
|by Anonymous||reply 296||Last Monday at 7:18 AM|
it's pretty obvious that Corona has messed up Meghan and HArry's plans. And in a way it's good, a blessing in disguise. Gives them a chance to calm things down and have better control over how they want to be seen. But it also handicaps them from accepting lucrative speaking engagements and being high profile celebrities. They are going to become the Sarah Fergusons of their generation if they aren't smarter.
|by Anonymous||reply 297||Last Monday at 9:44 AM|
R297 they seem committed to shooting themselves in the foot.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||Last Monday at 10:18 AM|
R296, we actually know a number of things about her thinking, based on her own statements. The Instagram "edict" she issued with Harry at the beginning of the year established that they wanted to be part in the RF, and part out, because they wanted to make money (be "financially independent") and be "progressive." We also know that she is preoccupied with her coverage in the British tabloids. She's filed several lawsuits against them; in one she accused the Daily Mail of pursuing a negative campaign against her. She also issued a formal statement to the tabloids themselves ironically announcing that she and Harry would not talk to them any more. This predictably triggered more articles. She herself established that she is concerned with money and her public image, just not necessarily in an effective way.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||Last Monday at 10:36 AM|
Well either Meghan is going to continue to get hysterical and sue everyone who looks at her cross-eyed, or she is going learn from her missteps and outgrow this need to retaliate, or comment on, respond to every real or imaginary slight. She needs to calm down and not be seen to importune her way into every public discussion.
And she is going have to be seen to be taking good care of Harry who has been for all these years since he was born, a beloved member of the RF. With all his fuck ups he has lived his life very publicly, his feelings on his sleeves, with an unusual amount of candor. So she needs to understand her public role, at least in the early years must be someone who looks out for Harry and is loving, not demanding. She cannot always act like the injured party.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||Last Monday at 4:57 PM|
[quote]or she is going learn from her missteps and outgrow this need to retaliate, or comment on, respond to every real or imaginary slight.
She's almost 40 years old (and some rumors say older) and she's not going to outgrow anything at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||Last Monday at 5:07 PM|
Meghan is going to try to exploit that baby or go for a second pregnancy (if she still can at this point). Archie will grow up Hollywood and tell stories and if he isn't pretty enough, there is a whole lot momma can do.
Prince George will be cute while young like his dad but probably more reserved like Prince Edward. Princess Charlotte will have her mom's hair and legs, but her great aunt's unlikable personality already shows. Prince Luis will be the one that keep his looks as he favors the Middletons who have at least aged with hair and seems to be a funny little guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 302||Last Monday at 5:13 PM|
"Her great aunt's unlikeable personality"????
Anne, I'll have you know, is a DL FAVE. She's such a breath of fresh air.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||Last Monday at 7:30 PM|
Anne is also actually popular with the public in the UK. It's well known she's the hardest working Royal, in the sense that she has hands down the most working engagements, and she never gets less than glowing reviews from people who work with her on her engagements. Friendly, smart and down to earth. That's her overall reputation.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||Last Monday at 7:43 PM|
R303 - I meant Princess Margaret. And Anne is a bitch in private and was a monster to Diana.
|by Anonymous||reply 305||Last Monday at 9:35 PM|
Meghan targeted Harry just as Kate (and her mother) targeted William. Kate went to William's schools; Meghan went to Africa.
But Meghan faltered once in possession of her prize. Her ego simply could and can not act in deference to another woman, be she Queen or future Queen.
So now, instead of being beloved and visible members of the BRF, performing charity work in the name of Diana, the Sussexes are attending LA events, hats in hand, seeking paying but pointless speaking engagements.
Harry has seen his military life, his point of pride, come to an end.
Neither can be especially pleased with his or her lot right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||Last Tuesday at 1:03 AM|
The way Harry grew up he never lived a day in the real world now he has to live outside the royal bubble and I doubt he can handle it. I believe he was am easy target for Meghan.
|by Anonymous||reply 307||Last Tuesday at 5:05 AM|
Oh boo hoo, R305, everyone was mean to Diana, just like everyone is mean to Meghan.
Could there be a reason for that?
|by Anonymous||reply 308||Last Tuesday at 5:35 AM|
No r299, you know nothing. Speculation is fine, but don’t claim that you know what she’s thinking. You don’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||Last Tuesday at 7:36 AM|
Could Bea and Edo be planning a move to Italy to escape her father's scandal?
|by Anonymous||reply 310||Last Tuesday at 9:01 AM|
[quote]The way Harry grew up he never lived a day in the real world
But we've continually been told that Diana took her boys to McDonalds and to homeless shelters so that they would grow up with a sense of the "real" world.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||Last Tuesday at 9:09 AM|
[quote]She has silky straight hair, she's obviously going to be tall, slim, leggy, and beautiful when she grows up
Also a whore. Those long, slim royal legs will be open for all comers. She and her older sister, Georgie, will cruise men together.
|by Anonymous||reply 312||Last Tuesday at 11:53 AM|
It's typical of rich and privileged twits to think that raising their kids as "normal" kids (meaning the plebs) is taking them to McDonald's and serving meals at the homeless shelter once or twice a year. Fuck Diana and her simplistic, patronizing views of "normal".
|by Anonymous||reply 313||Last Tuesday at 12:44 PM|
R308 - yes there is a reason. The BRF older generation are anti-Semites, Hitler sympathizers and nasty bigots so no liberal will ever fit it. Prince Philip is a racist who wanted to join Hitler Youth and Anne is his favorite.
Also, Anne looks like a man and an ugly one at that.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||Last Tuesday at 1:27 PM|
[quote] Also, Anne looks like a man and an ugly one at that.
She fucked Andrew Parker-Bowles, who then went on to marry the hideously fugly Camilla Shand Parker-Bowles.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||Last Tuesday at 2:15 PM|
[quote]Would not surprise me at all if both Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace are permanently open to the public for tours, and simply are office complexes and museums in the future. St. James, Clarence House and a few other properties will remain as residences, Highgrove for sure, and Sandringham estates.
Windsor and BP are already partially open to the public, and I can see them becoming more open in coming times, esp BP which is not favored by Charles as a residence. Highgrove, Balmoral and Sandringham are all private properties and will remain with Charles and his line going forward.
[quote]They will let the elderly, the Kents, etc. live out their days at Kensington, then make it a public building as well.
Not quite. The Cambridges have indicated they will make KP their London home for the long-term, at least until he is King and then maybe beyond that. George may very well take up residence there, as adult heir. It's long been a 'storage pad' for aging loyal relatives, it's not a stretch to believe that the York girls - if they wind up part time officially working Royals - will have small spaces here for staying in town, and pay a modest rent.
KP is already partly public, in that public tours are ongoing and space can be rented there for events. There are several royal offices operating there, and some apartments are already available for rent by the general public - finances and security profiles vetted of course. It may become more available, but the prime living space there will still be reserved for the BRF and extended family.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||Last Tuesday at 4:49 PM|
R315 - well some guys are into horses I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||Last Tuesday at 4:53 PM|
[quote]but the prime living space there will still be reserved for the BRF and extended family.
Damn straight! Nobody is throwing me out of my semi-detached!
|by Anonymous||reply 318||Last Tuesday at 5:25 PM|
R314, Prince Philip's mentor was a German Jew called Kurt Hahn, who was an educator and established his own method of teaching. Hahn was persecuted by the Nazis. Philip went to the schools Hahn founded in Germany and the UK and they helped shape his personality and thinking.
Phillip's Battenburg mother saved Jews during the war and was declared Righteous Among the Nations by Israel.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||Last Tuesday at 5:38 PM|
R314, Prince Philip's mentor was a German Jew called Kurt Hahn, who was an educator and established his own method of teaching. Hahn was persecuted by the Nazis. Philip went to the schools Hahn founded in Germany and the UK and they helped shape his personality and thinking.
Phillip's Battenburg mother saved Jews during the war and was declared Righteous Among the Nations by Israel.
|by Anonymous||reply 320||Last Tuesday at 5:38 PM|
That's interesting, r319. Philip is an interesting man.
|by Anonymous||reply 321||Last Tuesday at 5:41 PM|
Yes, r319, and both Philip and William have formally visited her tomb in Israel. Did Charles? I don't know.
Note she is interred in Israel with honors. She was obviously a highly troubled but very well meaning woman who has been highly honored. quite justly. Her many problems. both physical and mental over her years, have been well documented, yet she is revered.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||Last Tuesday at 5:56 PM|
[quote]Philip is an interesting man.
When he's not trying to grab a lady's fanny.
And to you Yanks, fanny does not mean ass in the UK.
|by Anonymous||reply 323||Last Tuesday at 5:56 PM|
KLAN GRANNY THREAD
MURIEL PLEASE PAYWALL THESE RACIST TROLLS
|by Anonymous||reply 324||Last Tuesday at 5:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 325||Last Tuesday at 6:00 PM|
'She has silky straight hair, she's obviously going to be tall, slim, leggy, and beautiful when she grows up'
RACIST AS HELL! Because only women with 'silky straight hair' are beautiful, aren't they, you racist old fucker?
Shame Charlotte has a lantern jaw, hooded eyes AND eye bags.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||Last Tuesday at 6:01 PM|
William has to be the oldest looking 38 year old on planet earth. Poor Kate. They'll both be working into their 90s while Harry and Meghan retire at 60.
|by Anonymous||reply 327||Last Tuesday at 6:04 PM|
Well, r323, when Al Jolson's hit US film Hallelujah, I'm a Bum was released in the UK, it had to be retitled Hallelujah, I'm a Tramp and the title song refilmed with a new lyric. As Bernard Shaw once noted, the US and the UK are two countries separated by common language.
But all that is really off topic here.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||Last Tuesday at 6:07 PM|
R327 As you said he looks old as shit and is a smoker. He won’t live to age 90.
|by Anonymous||reply 329||Last Tuesday at 6:43 PM|
Princess Alice of Battenberg, Philip's mother, had a fascinating yet very tragic life. She deserves her own thread, if she hasn't had one. Too late for me to search right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||Last Tuesday at 6:48 PM|
R330 it wasn’t that fascinating she was a religious looney and got sent away to looney house against her will. That’s what they did back then. Then became a nun. The end.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||Last Tuesday at 6:50 PM|
Well, that's certainly the most simplistic way to look at it, isn't it r331. Glad to know who you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 332||Last Tuesday at 6:53 PM|
Princess Alice appeared at Philip's wedding in her monastic robes and spent her final years in retirement on one of the British Royal Estates. She was then interred in Israel with great honors;
Yeah, she was nuts. So what? She wasn't a Megan.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||Last Tuesday at 6:58 PM|
R333 Interesting story since she raised 4 nazi daughters.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||Last Tuesday at 7:03 PM|
Alice had a nervous breakdown after they were forced to flee, and remained nervous to the point of silence for most of the rest of her life, but she wasn't "mad".
She retained enough sense to save a number of Jews during WW2.
She deserves high praise for that, however much she may have stuttered when spoken to.
|by Anonymous||reply 335||Last Tuesday at 7:04 PM|
Her stutter may have been related to her being born congenitally deaf. She was nonetheless much sought after as a royal princess due to her sweetness, her looks and her intelligence. Her schizophrenia, for which she was indeed hospitalized, came later She overcame so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||Last Tuesday at 7:17 PM|
[quote[R333] Interesting story since she raised 4 nazi daughters.
I'm aware that most of her sisters married high ranking Nazis, since they were all highly sought after royal granddaughters of Victoria, but I've never heard that she had four Nazi daughters. Do you have a link?
|by Anonymous||reply 337||Last Tuesday at 7:32 PM|
Nothing special about the BRF. If anything they are the most vanilla of the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||Last Tuesday at 7:34 PM|
[quote] William has to be the oldest looking 38 year old on planet earth. Poor Kate. They'll both be working into their 90s while Harry and Meghan retire at 60.
What the hell have the gritting duo Megs and Harry done?
They sponge off others constantly: fathers......husbands......family members.....celebrities....corporations....et al..
Would be humorous if it they - and you and your defense - weren’t so pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 339||Last Tuesday at 7:41 PM|
lol, Meghan and Harry would have to start working before they retire.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||Last Tuesday at 7:49 PM|
Yes, he is r321, and his early life is fascinating and troubled. "Young Prince Philip" by Philip Eade is a fascinating read.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||Yesterday at 1:45 AM|
'They sponge off others constantly: fathers......'
Same for Kate and Wills. With them, you can add in the British tax payer too.
|by Anonymous||reply 342||Yesterday at 2:26 AM|
'lol, Meghan and Harry would have to start working before they retire.'
They could retire now with the amount of money they have, and in a way this is what they've done. A few well paid speaking engagements a year while K and W traipse aroung the chilly UK planting trees in their 90s.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||Yesterday at 2:29 AM|
The difference, r342, is that most of the taxpaying British public actually like and appreciate future King and Queen Will and Kate.
The taxpaying British public have been basically slapped around, screeched at, and robbed by the entirely pointless emigres Meghan and Harry.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||Yesterday at 2:34 AM|
The majority dislike William and always have. They prefered Harry in all polls prior to Megxit.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||Yesterday at 2:36 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 346||Yesterday at 2:38 AM|
Wills has had to work hard to rehabilitate his image. He is essentially an arrogant, disagreeable person. He and his palace aids realized how much he was disliked and have tried to present him as an amiable family man. He is indebted to Kate and the sprogs for this,
|by Anonymous||reply 347||Yesterday at 3:10 AM|
Palace aides, r347. Palace AIDES.
Not "palace aids".
But do go on and continue to inform us with your deep inside knowledge of the inner workings of KP and BP and the rest.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||Yesterday at 3:18 AM|
Harry and Meghan don't give a fuck if the Brits don't like them.
|by Anonymous||reply 349||Yesterday at 3:37 AM|
Exactly, r349, and the British taxpayers have somehow noticed that.
|by Anonymous||reply 350||Yesterday at 3:39 AM|
William has a weak chin, a double chin, a narrow arch to his jaw with receding yellow teeth and a toe shaped skull which makes his baldness deeply unattactive. Also eye wrinkles and eye bags like his children. These more natural poses disguise how ugly the whole family is by only showing bits of their faces.
|by Anonymous||reply 351||Yesterday at 3:41 AM|
R50, they aren't being paid by the tax payers anymore. They're irrelevant and so is their opinion, so shut the fuck up about them.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||Yesterday at 3:42 AM|
And all that somehow makes him unworthy of the Crown, r351?
I think you need to flesh out your argument.
|by Anonymous||reply 353||Yesterday at 3:43 AM|
Somebody doesn't know how to use this site....(whisper at the pathetic sugar r352)
|by Anonymous||reply 354||Yesterday at 3:45 AM|
Alpha Wills versus Pussy Harry
|by Anonymous||reply 355||Yesterday at 5:12 AM|
R354 That poster thinks Muriel can paywall a thread whenever he/she asks. Bless her soul.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||Yesterday at 5:16 AM|
Or possibly palisades, R348.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||Yesterday at 5:22 AM|
Like it or not, r351, William will be King.
Meanwhile Harry has relegated himself to squatting in a cheaply made Hollywood McMansion, reliant upon the Kindness of Strangers.
|by Anonymous||reply 358||Yesterday at 5:23 AM|
R351 William should have gotten a hair transplant a long time ago. Now he will be the baldest and probably fattest king since Henry VIII.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||Yesterday at 5:25 AM|
Yep r359 William is definitely on his way to severe obesity.
|by Anonymous||reply 360||Yesterday at 5:29 AM|
All Henry viii ever cared about was his 'dancing legs', meanwhile:
"As a young man, Henry was inordinately proud of his fine calves, displaying them by use of a garter fastened around his leg just below the knee (Figure 1). The same legs were to torture him for the last two decades of his life, described by Chapuys, the Spanish Ambassador as: '… the worst legs in the world'
|by Anonymous||reply 361||Yesterday at 5:29 AM|
R360 Give it 15 years , he is well on his way.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||Yesterday at 5:32 AM|
Will and Kate call hospital workers in BC to mark Canada Day.
|by Anonymous||reply 363||Yesterday at 5:46 AM|
Yes. He is.
|by Anonymous||reply 364||Yesterday at 5:46 AM|
R360 posted a picture of Wills when he was a twenty something. We all look better then than we do now...
|by Anonymous||reply 365||Yesterday at 5:55 AM|
Poor William. No muscles. Never exercises. Eats all day.
|by Anonymous||reply 366||Yesterday at 6:02 AM|
Swipe for photos of Clarence House, the residence of Charles and Camilla.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||Yesterday at 6:15 AM|
I doubt William and Kate will work into their 90s. Charles might, but only because he'll come to the throne so late. William and Kate will reign for a couple of decades until they are in their 70s, and then pass it over to George and his spouse, just like most of the European monarchs do. It's a sensible system that keeps someone reasonably energetic on the throne and allows the older folks to enjoy a retirement.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||Yesterday at 6:49 AM|
This is probably is for a separate thread, but I'm watching all these riots (not judging, sympathetic however) and seeing all these symbols to conquests, cultural imperialism, economic supremacy and political power and I can't help deep down inside think "Are the BRF next?" If I was the Queen, I tell you I'd be thinking real hard about what's going on outside the castle walls. As another poster said (on another thread, I think), the U.K. is broke. B.R.O.K.E. How does a broke nation look at its books and not for a moment, ponder where to trim the "excess." or the"fat." You look at Pedrew, look at Harry, look at Fergie (still mooching and squatting at Royal Lodge), and you have to ask yourself....why are we scrimping and saving, out of work, depressed, hungry, no future and these characters are complaining about too many duties or what have you. There's a kind of psychic numbing among the populace when it comes to being honest and frank about the BRF and maybe, just maybe these riots and societal uprisings are harbingers of an attitudinal shift towards the royals and an expression of a deeper societal malaise, one that is slowly, quietly but steadily questioning the viability of these lavish royal royal lifestyles. May not happen. But when the Queen passes, I'd say Charles is in for some choppy waters.
|by Anonymous||reply 369||Yesterday at 7:01 AM|
You think this hasn't happened before, r369 and been FAR worse when it did?
I mean really, really, far worse.
Does no one study the long history of Iconaclasm in the U.S.?
Do you not know what total, constant violence precedes you, or do you just think the world merely sprung up in the relatively peaceful country in which you happened to be lucky enough to be born?
|by Anonymous||reply 370||Yesterday at 7:35 AM|
I think that's given, r370. Lighten up.
|by Anonymous||reply 371||Yesterday at 8:08 AM|
Fuck off, r371.
If you understood so much as the concept of history, you'd have something constructive to say, rather than just blather your blandness.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||Yesterday at 8:19 AM|
What people like r369 don't get is that it's precisely when the country is in a shit shape that the people look to the royal family as a source of stability.
|by Anonymous||reply 373||Yesterday at 10:51 AM|
Oh, dear. I see our Klan Grannie Troll, displaying the comprehension yet again of an amoeba, as responded to the long straight silky hair comment.
Which was, in fact, a response to the poster who asked what Princess Charlotte, who is a child, had ever done to the KGT?
That Meghan Markle hates Princess Charlotte because she represents everything Meghan Markle wishes she were and had: long straight silky hair (which Meghan tries to have), and long beautiful legs which Meghan Markle will never have, and is moreover a Princess of the Blood, which Meghan can never be. Meghan's kid is a commoner; Kate's kid is an HRH; and Kate and Kate's kid have the hair and leg Meghan wants.
So, pet, it's really Meghan who believes that long straight silky hair is what makes a woman beautiful, or she wouldn't be trying so hard to copy it. Only she can't.
The KGT knows this perfectly well, and so is carrying Meghan's Hate Water for her by spewing sexual perversion at a five-year-old.
Who, no matter what filth the KGT spews out here, will still be what Meghan wishes she were: a real princess, tall with beautiful legs, and the hair that Meghan wants so badly she's destroyed her own hair to make it look like she has hair like Charlotte's.
I hope that clears it up for the poster who asked what the KGT had against a four year old.
|by Anonymous||reply 374||Yesterday at 12:50 PM|
So R374, you are saying that black women and biracial women all want to look like a dull, decent-looking (nothing more) white woman?
|by Anonymous||reply 375||Yesterday at 1:58 PM|
Five year olds are not described as “women” by rational people.
|by Anonymous||reply 376||a day ago|
R374 - I mean Princess Charlotte had baby legs back when Meghan got into the family? And most women in Meghan's life has straight hair? And, in fact, Meghan could have had cute curls but instead simply has a hair person who hates her.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||a day ago|
R374 = weird analogy. WTF? A "woman", "long legs"? She is just a baby and not an attractive one either but anyway, babies are cute. I think the quarrel was about what dress Princess Charlotte should wear and control freak Meghan had her own ideas and Kate was going with the most "safe" choice. They argued so the kid cried when she saw them argue. Kate was hormonal after pregnancy and that set her crying too....all in the life of a woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||a day ago|
There is some major crazy on this thread, even for a British Royal Family thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||a day ago|
[QUOTE] Five year olds are not described as “women” by rational people.
Yep, I'm appalled by all the creepy paedophiles on here salivating over a five year old's 'long slim legs'. Nearly all young children have skinny legs.
|by Anonymous||reply 380||16 hours ago|
[QUOTE] Who, no matter what filth the KGT spews out here, will still be what Meghan wishes she were: a real princess, tall with beautiful legs, and the hair that Meghan wants so badly she's destroyed her own hair to make it look like she has hair like Charlotte's.
Well here you are out in the open, you nasty racist cunt. If Meghan wanted hair like Charlotte or Kate, why wasn't she colouring it auburn like theirs? Meghan's occupation on her marriage certificate is the same as Kate's, 'princess of the UK', but two years showed her how tedious that kind of life was. Meghan didn't want another four decades of waving, smiling and travelling to damp English towns. If she'd valued her princess status, she would have stayed.
|by Anonymous||reply 381||16 hours ago|
[QUOTE] Kate was hormonal after pregnancy and that set her crying too....
What a weak, milksop idiot Kate is. The temps for Meghan's wedding were in the 80s, but Conventional Katie thought it was her place to say the bridesmaids should swelter all day in tights. Of course Meghan hit back and poor timid Kate started to weep. Pitiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 382||15 hours ago|
William's horrible yellow goat's teeth.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||15 hours ago|
[quote]The temps for Meghan's wedding were in the 80s
So Meghan could have avoided the whole issue by not stealing Eugenie's planned spring wedding date and demanding it for herself. But, she's Meghan, and of course, what Meghan wants Meghan gets.
|by Anonymous||reply 384||15 hours ago|
R376 - Our Klan Grannie Troll is irrational. Imagine if this were FB or Twitter and she started to talk about a five year old's "legs being open to all comers"!
Especially given we know who it really whose legs were open to all comers as she climbed the greasy pole in show biz.
And who won't admit that it it MEGHAN MARKLE WHO HATES HER AFRICAN HAIR.
Meanwhile, Meghan's solicitors have submitted new papers naming the PEOPLE Five and bringing the BRF into the lawsuit by stating that she felt totally unprotected by then, and repeating that she had absolutely no idea her friends were giving interviews to PEOPLE and asserting that she only glancingly mentioned that she was going to write to her father and that they never discussed their interviews with her or what they were going to say or told her that they were going to reference the letter . . . an assertion so ludicrous that Martians are probably cracking their ribs over it.
The actual names are available only in the confidential section of the papers; publicly, they are listed as A, B, C, D, and E.
One can only imagine the discussions now occurring amongst Clarence House, Kensington Palace, and Windsor Castle about whether or not it is finally time to admit the obvious and take the bitch's, and her enabling dimwitted pathetic drugged out husband's, titles and HRHs away for real and for good, and to put stops on all the cheques from the Bank of Charles.
This is going to get very juicy, children, very juicy. Especially as the ungrateful spiteful golddigging bitch has had the gall to try to cast some of the blame on the BRF, who are the only reason she isn't by now a has-been d-list actress pushing hard on 40 with no husband, no kids, no title, and nothing but some modest savings and a closet full of old clothes.
Lay in a large store of popcorn before the next COVID surge strikes.
|by Anonymous||reply 385||15 hours ago|
[quote] Meghan didn't want another four decades of waving, smiling and travelling to damp English towns. If she'd valued her princess status, she would have stayed.
Markle was offered the option to NOT accept a title and continue on with her life upon marrying into the BRF.
But NOOOO. She insisted upon a title. And completely mucking up on the job and making a complete fool of herself in the process.
Like the idiot she is, showing how she could not hack being in the BRF.
Just like her appalling acting skills, she revealed to the world her appalling behaviour on the world stage.
And the dislike of her by the ever-increasing-world-majority has nothing to do the the level of melanin in her skin. It is the result of her revolting behaviour.
|by Anonymous||reply 386||14 hours ago|
I disliked both princes and thought they were entitled areholes, but William grew up after marriage and parenthood.
DickfaceHarry is still a dick at nearly middleage. He is balding and nasty and trying to appeal to "the kids" makes him look even more ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||12 hours ago|
In Harry's latest video instructing everyone else to not be racist or greedy, it appears he is sporting some kind of hairpiece, and that he has dyed small Homie the Clown tufts on either side of his head a darkish red. Have you seenthat?
|by Anonymous||reply 388||12 hours ago|
r388, Aren't they super christian and bessie mates with Welby? He needs to just shave it into a tonsure aas he is nearly there.
|by Anonymous||reply 389||12 hours ago|