Le sigh. When I put together my previous post on Remembrance Day, only a few pictures of Kate Middleton were available, all of which showed her with an appropriately solemn expression prompting me to think she had finally gotten her act together. Well since more pictures have become available, it is clear that indeed Kate was seen smiling and pulling odd faces during the ceremony. Let’s have a look:
At least her grin wasn’t so manic this year:
Why does Kate do this thing with her mouth almost every year?
She usually saves this look for the peasants:
At least there weren’t as many smile photos as the last three years, and thank god for no hair twirl.
On Friday, November 7, Prince William and Prince Harry attended the Royal Charities Forum at Buckingham Palace. The Royal Charities Forum is “the collection of charities, of which The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are Patrons”. It was founded in 2006 by William and Harry as “a way to bring their individual charitable interests together and to explore how they could best lend their support to them all in an effective and efficient way”. Even though the website says the Forum meets biannually (or every two years), there was a Forum in May at the Natural History Museum. Since the Royal Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry became the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Kate has attended these meetings. She attended the one in May. However, Kate did not attend the Forum meeting last Friday, instead she was spotted out shopping.
#KateMiddleton #PeterJones Wow! Just been shopping in the kitchen Dept with Kate! Very low key and normal! Nice black sheepskin coat!
— Anouska A (@TheGiltList) November 7, 2014
Granted, this was a Twitter sighting, so who knows about the credibility, but still, any possibility that Kate was out shopping instead of attending a meeting just makes her look bad and she can’t afford for anything else to make her look bad.
Now, there is an issue about timing – could Kate have been shopping at a different time than the meeting and there was some other issue preventing her from attending the meeting? Well, the Court Circular says the meeting took place in the morning, and the tweet went out at 10:35 AM, so Kate would have been out shopping at the time the meeting was taking place if the tweet is to be believed.
Ugh, Kate, why do you make it so hard to root for you? Get it together, girl!
Oh, one more thing. There were reports and sightings of Kate taking Prince George to the Bucklebury Farm Park over the summer, and then a family reported seeing her and George there more recently, after they were accosted by royal protection officers when their car broke down near Middleton Manor. Well it turns out the Park has now banned photographs of other children being taken on the premises to protect George’s privacy. Go here to read the Daily Mail’s story. What I find interesting is that while Kate was “so sick” at her parent’s house, she still found the energy to take George to the park occasionally.
PS. We will see Kate two more times this week. She will attend a SportsAid athlete workshop solo on the 12th, and the Royal Variety Performance with William on the 13th.