Why the hell was Princess Michael of Kent in a position to give house suggestions to Harry? - She used to give media quotes / interviews about the family all the time so this suggestion was made to a newspaper. She was very much a blabbermouth like Fergie. She's been quiet over the past 5-6yrs, but i think it's coz no one is giving her media space.
But H&M were living in KP, they should have known that the Gloucesters had already moved. They should have known about the renovations too... it's weird. - Throughout the renovations, the media ran stories about the Gloucester apt being renovated for Harry. Stories about him being super involved in the renovations. Considering the renovations started in October 2017 and finished October 2018, i think these stories were probably H& M in combination manifesting while also publicly blaming 1/2
2/2 the Gloucesters for why the apt wasn't given to them. I think as this was the high point of their popularity, I speculate that like all things they do, they thought as popular royals that if they make it public, the media and the public would pressure the family into giving them that apt, and stick the boot into the Gloucesters for not giving them the space directly, but handing it back to KP/ Crown Estates. And then later lied×2 and said they couldn't wait for renovations to be completed in 2019.
The boos at the FA Cup were from Liverpool fans, hence most years you won't hear it at the FA Cup. Liverpool as a city have big issues with the government going back to the 80s and Margaret Thatcher, plus the mis-treatment over the Hillsborough disaster. Very much not aimed at Prince William personally, it is aimed at the establishment.
I met an Englishman during my cousin's wedding. He was from Liverpool. He hated Thatcher with a passion. His father was a miner. Because of Thatcher, he lost his job. If I remember correctly.
“Soap, what do Brits think of the Queen not going to the opening of Parliament, but going to the Royal Windsor Horse Show?”
From my perspective I don’t have a problem with her not abdicating or going into a formal regency at the minute.
We only abandoned covid measures in mid-late February and her Majesty, like most of the civil service, was working from home. If she’s now in a period of semi-retirement until the jubilee I have no issues with her choosing what events to appear at and which to delegate. If it continues once autumn comes then I think there will be issues. 🇬🇧
🇬🇧 I think in terms of The State opening of Parliament I think we are seeing this as another milestone, we have had that many times when the Queen has not gone, it wasn’t a massive shock. It did sound strange hearing Charles read it out, she has been our monarch for so long. I think when she attended the Horse show two things come to mind- it was great she could go and seemed to enjoy the spectacle and second ‘what on earth was Tom Cruise doing there?’
I have been thinking about the Tom Cruise stunt as well. I watched the interview they did with him. Total film promotion.
The Duke of Cambridge unveiled a new memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum | 18/05/2022
Prince William speaks with Elenor Humphreys, 6, and Jacob Mason, 12, after unveiling a new Submariners Memorial dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the Submarine Service, at The National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford.
The Duke of Cambridge spoke with 100-year-old Diana Mayes who was widowed in 1943 following the unveiling of a new Submariners memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum.
The Duke of Cambridge and the winners of the memorial competition during unveiling ceremony and the imposing new Submariners Memorial.
The Duke also spent time with widowed Diana Mayes, 100, whose first husband Lt Gordon Noll, then 25, was Commanding Officer of HMS Untamed, and died alongside his crew in the Clyde in May 1943.
Caring: The Duke listened intently as he chatted to widow Diana Mayes during the visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in Burton-on-Trent.
William speaks with 100-year-old Diana Mayes who was widowed in 1943 following the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford.
Prince William speaks with school children during the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum.
The Duke of Cambridge poses with schoolchildren during the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the Submarine Service.
The Duke appeared in high spirits as he chatted with schoolchildren at The National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford.
William speaks with Jacob Mason, 12, during the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the Submarine Service.
The Duke walks along Millennium Avenue with Vice Admiral Peter Wilkinson during the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial.
William meets Commodore Jim Perks, head of the submarine service, during the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial in Stafford.
The Duke of Cambridge meets a Sea Cadet during the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial in Stafford.
William waves to members of the public following the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the Submarine Service, at The National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford.
Prince William meets the family of Ian Molyneux, the Royal Navy officer who was shot in the head aboard HMS Astute in April 2011.
William was in high spirits as he spoke with serving officers following the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the Submarine Service.
William was presented with a replica of the memorial by Vice Admiral Peter Wilkinson following the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial.
William meets the family of Ian Molyneux, the Royal Navy officer who was shot in the head aboard HMS Astute in April 2011, following the unveiling of a new Submariners Memorial.
“ The more shocking thing is to name him Archie.” with those two, I wouldn’t be surprised if we find out Archie and Lilibet aren’t even their real names. They could just be trolling the royal family since Archie was allegedly George’s nickname and we all know where Lilibet originated from. H&M lie about pretty much everything so it’s in keeping with their M.O. that they’d lie about this and put out fake birth certificates. That’s my tin hat theory for the day.
Here is the thing I am struggling to understand. How the hell did these Netflix people believe that they would give them royal footage? - If you don't know the details ie how royalty works, you'll believe what the grandson of The Queen says. Just like the BS he told Hoda / NBC recently about having a cosy tea with The Queen and being her bestie to whom he tells things she doesn't tell others. Netflix didn't do due diligence because who would lie about the Queen? Answer - Harry and Meghan. 1/2
2/2 And don't forget that negotiations for all their contracts began when they were royals. Harry and Meghan lied to The Queen to sign off on some of it which allowed cameras behind palace walls - these are the same people who managed to film an entire self-serving doc whilst on a royal tour of SA. So Netflix might have been shown behind the scenes footage which included other royals as bait to accept Harry's lies. That's how or why they did no due diligence.
A little research on them should have proved that they wouldn't work. I think this shows how incompetent the Netflix executives are.
“Also I don’t recall ever seeing William papped on the way out of a solo dinner with friends before. Highly unusual! Any thoughts?” Oooh no worries! You will see her soon alongside Will during Tom Cruise premiere this week. 😈
Seeing the older man emotionally hugging William in Scotland and William’s surprise at home Damehood to Deborah James were beautiful to see. That and seeing the Queen’s expressions at the Horse show made Royal watching easier this week. :)
If you notice since Victoria all the coronations have been held in summer months, 1 in May, 3 in June, 1 in August. This fits with the fact that all celebrations and even Trooping were moved to summer (with June being the most popular month) to coincide with British weather as it's usually average to dull weather most the year, apart from the few weeks from June to August where it gets really hot. I think most often they could just wait a few more months for the summer, rather than do it earlier on in the year when it could be raining or snowing for example.