Kate’s first official royal appearance was last week at a race or something, it was supposed to be William’s solo but then she surprised everyone by turning up. Everyone except Niraj Tanna, of course, who called it a day or so earlier. I was going to cover it, but then I didn’t. I don’t have much to say except that she’s back in her pre-pregnancy skinny jeans… five weeks after giving birth to an eight pound baby. Sketchy? I don’t know, I was told on Twitter that if she’s breastfeeding—and reports claim she is—that it’s possible to have lost all that weight in such a short amount of time. Now I’m not going to say anything too crazy (just in case), but I must say that if she did not actually gain any baby weight, I think it’s unacceptable to claim the weight just “fell off” when the weight was never there to begin with, it sends a bad—and totally fake and unrealistic—message to normal women. But then, of course she gained weight, right? You can’t go through a pregnancy and delivery and not gain weight 😉 Here’s a bunch of articles about the appearance if you’re interested.
Some Vanity Fair article (via the Daily Mail) claims Kate is telling all her girlfriends how “perfect and natural” the birth was. The birth was apparently straightforward with no complications and she was able to have the natural birth she wanted. To this I say, what girlfriends? Kate doesn’t really have a ton of friends, only her sister and maybe one other friend from school who Kate only brings out on very rare occasions to prove she actually does have friends. I wonder where this information is coming from. The Midds obviously; they want everyone to think Kate is so perfect that she had the most perfect and natural birth ever. Makes you wonder why they’re pushing it so much. There are also details of how the photographers outside the hospital saw Kate going in but decided it would be inappropriate to photograph her at that moment. Now, unless the only photographer to get pictures was Tanna (he claims he did but chose not to release them) and the Midds forced him to sit on them, I feel like those pics would have found their way to the internet somehow. Someone would have not cared at all and posted them, there were media from other countries and they don’t care as much as British photogs seem to. Don’t know why they’d throw that info in there though.
In other news, Uncle Gary is talking again. There’s an article in Grazia in which he discusses Kate and George and other things. He brags about how awesome it is to be related to a future king (George) through Kate, and how great a couple William and Kate are. I laughed at the “Kate has her feet so solidly on the ground” line; uh, I don’t think so. He also mentions how “incredibly modern” they are. Ugh, I’m so sick of hearing that line. Don’t those idiots realize that the more they try and be “modern” and “normal” the less of a reason the public has to keep them around? Besides, William’s idea of being “normal” and “modern” is a farce. He doesn’t want to be normal like the common person, he wants to have all the perks the prince title gives him without having any of the responsibilities that go along with it. He’s a selfish prick. Back to the article, Gary talks about Pippa and James finding partners and how “out of courtesy” they will date for a while before marriage because marrying a Middleton puts the person in the spotlight. Good grief, Gary, it’s not like they would be marrying an actual royal, they would simply be marrying a D-list, royal-adjacent family. That courtesy line was the same one William used in his engagement interview as an excuse as to why it took so long for him to propose to Kate. It was totally untrue for William and Kate and is ridiculous for Pippa or James.
You know how there were reports that Guy Pelly—the club-owning, party boy the Princes are friends with—would be one of George’s godparents? Well that has be debunked, in an article in the Daily Mail Guy Pelly himself told the reporter that William told him outright that he would not be a godparent. Apparently Guy Pelly also took this opportunity to give himself some good PR and said he’s “reformed” and is not a huge partier like he used to be and is now dating some “sensible” arts graduate. First of all, can you picture Guy Pelly in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace with the Queen? I sure can’t. Good thing he says he won’t be a godparent then huh. Second, he better not be a godparent now, or else all the reporters will be pissed that he outright lied to them. Anyway, I’m glad he won’t be a godparent, if his claims are true, because I think he’s a horrible influence on the Princes and would be an awful godfather to George—despite what he says about “reforming”.