Here are some Duchess Kate bits and bobs. Oddly enough, they’ve announced a new appearance for her. She’ll be attending a Beaver Scout meeting later today of the “newly established 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony… in support of The Scout Association’s “Better Prepared” campaign to extend access to scouting.” Anyway, onto other topics…
Hot on the heels of the Daily Mail running a story which pointed out how many social events Kate has missed in the past year, Kate accompanied Prince William to a friend’s wedding over the weekend (the wedding of Tom Eaves and Libby Keir – go here to see photos). Kate wore that lace black dress she wore to the Royal Variety Performance last month. This time she wore her hair down and wrapped a tartan scarf around her shoulders. The scarf is actually pretty – I love the color. I’m super happy she’s rewearing this dress to this wedding… so she doesn’t have to rewear it to an official appearance and bore us all again. By the way, she must not have gained much/any weight in the last month if she can still fit into this dress. She was four months pregnant when she wore it the first time; now she’s five months pregnant and can still fit into it.
— Jane Barr (@HRHKateBlog) December 15, 2014
OH! Seven police protection officers were with Will and Kate at the wedding. That seems excessive, doesn’t it? Hm…
I’m quite surprised Kate actually went to this wedding. She’s missed so many social events in the last year, including Mia Tindall‘s christening a few weeks ago which William attended (which I never covered because I’m waiting for the Hello spread which I’m sure will come out at some point). Getting back to that Daily Mail article, Kate really has missed a crap ton of stuff, which is odd since she was so clingy when she was just a girlfriend. “Sources” claim it’s because Kate doesn’t like William’s friends.
“Source 1” is boring, but “Source 2” has some interesting comments: “It would be nice if Kate was out and about a bit more with William’s friends because some of them don’t know her very well at all. She doesn’t like drunken behaviour, but some of them like to party. One drunken incident recently put her off one of William’s close female friends, and Kate wasn’t afraid to let her know she disapproved of her sloppy behaviour.”
What!? “[S]ome of [William’s friends] don’t know her very well at all.” Homegirl hung around for ten years before the wedding, how do his friends not know her well? “[Kate] doesn’t like drunken behaviour… she disapproved of [William’s friend’s] sloppy behaviour.” From the girl who used to drunkenly stumble out of clubs and mug for the paps.
Granted she could have completely changed her opinion on drunk people since becoming a mom, but she said at the winery in New Zealand that she was happy she could drink again after giving birth to George. Maybe she still likes to drink herself but doesn’t like hanging around super drunk people? I get that; drunk people are f-ing annoying.
Also, who was the close female friend Kate disapproved of? And why does William still hang around with partying drunk people? Unless he’s still a partying drunk person. Maybe that’s why Kate is hardly ever around him, because she doesn’t like that behavior anymore? Is that why they are seemingly living separate lives?
Switching gears… In a nice little PR piece by People, Kate supposedly took Prince George to the Winter Wonderland fair in Hyde Park last Friday. There are no pictures, but apparently Kate wore a baseball hat and George was in all white. They rode the teacups.
When I went on the teacups ride at Disney World I got a major migraine and was Grumpy Face for the rest of the day because my head hurt so badly. I hate the teacups; the teacups can go cup themselves.
Back to Kate and George. An “Onlooker” said: “George was smiling and laughing as they went ’round and ’round together. He was really enjoying the ride with his mom. You could see it in his little face – he looked so happy.” The “Onlooker” continued: “They only had one go on the ride, and then off they went. Kate was so polite and normal looking. I don’t think anyone even noticed that they were there.”
Kate’s such a good mom, you guys; she takes her son to the park and doesn’t even vomit on the spinniest ride ever. Earn that paycheck, Jason!
In “Kate went shopping” news: That same day Kate supposedly took George to the park, she was allegedly spotted out shopping at Peter Jones in Sloane Square.
Well that was an eventful visit to Peter Jones in Sloane Square, I only queued behind Kate Middleton doing her crimbo shopping!
— StrEAT (@streatevents) December 12, 2014
What’s interesting about Kate shopping and/or taking George to the park on Friday, is that the BRF claimed everyone was just too busy to take time out to attend the state funeral of Queen Fabiola in Belgium. Every other royal house sent a royal, but the Brits sent the British ambassador. I checked the Court Circular, and no one did anything on Friday.
If anyone cares about Kate’s jewelry situation, her earrings from the first night’s reception in NYC have been identified, they’re by Kenneth Jay Lane. I was hoping the earrings were real and made for Kate, but that is not the case on either count.
— Anna N. (@AnnieElizabethN) December 15, 2014
Anyway, that’s that. I’ll be back later for a post about Kate’s scouting trip if there is actually media coverage of it.