The Great Kate Wait 2015 for Baby Cambridge 2: The Sequel continues, for now. In the meantime, Prince George was photographed at the park with Nanny Maria last week, and the photos were bought and published in an Australian magazine. Plus, Prince William was criticized by two different people for his laziness and self-indulgent attitude. Also, Kate Middleton was supposedly out shopping last week.
— Prince George (@PrinceGeorgePal) April 27, 2015
The new photos of George out with Nanny Maria last week were published by Australia’s Woman’s Day magazine (both in print and online – go here for the online photos) and show George, with lots of hair and wearing green sunglasses, out with Nanny Maria and at least one protection officer. This is the third set of George photos published in two weeks (in the previous photos George was with Kate). We went so long without pics and now we’re getting a ton. What’s up with that? And I know the photos were all published out of the UK, but I think it’s weird that so many George photos have come out and William hasn’t made a peep.
— Kate & Pippa Style (@livelovelaughvr) April 26, 2015
The anti-monarchy group Republic released a survey to the Express calling out William’s lack of work in the year following his leaving the RAF. Republic calculated that William only worked a total of 46.7 full days from September 2013 to September 2014 – after adding how long all of his engagements were to find how much time he actually spent working.
Graham Smith, Republic’s chief executive, said of William: “Despite continuous claims of being a hardworking royal, Prince William has been anything but. William has done fewer than 47 days of work in the year since leaving his RAF job. A lot of these engagements have been entirely self-serving, promoting the royal brand as much as performing any kind of public service.
“This research… shows William to be every bit as lazy and cynical as any other royal.”
Smith also throws shade at William’s convenient early training completion and six week paternity leave, saying: “There’s a pattern there.”
Over at the Mail, Amanda Platell called out William’s ridiculous, “self-indulgent” ways of wanting total privacy and control over the press as well as his and Kate’s ridiculous desire to be normal while still living the life of royals. Among other things, Platell said: “It’s all very well for William and Kate to hanker after a normal family life. But they can’t have it both ways — they can’t bask in royal privilege, while failing to fulfil their royal duties.”
This is nothing we haven’t been saying for a long time now, but it is nice to see it published. William, especially, and Kate need to be called out for all their BS. This needs to happen more (and not during a time when it gets buried by all the royal baby coverage).
Kate went shopping again last week. According to People, last Monday, April 20, Kate was spotted shopping at Zara Home in London. She was there, alone, for a reported 45 minutes, wearing high-heeled wedges (the Wedges of Doom?) and minimal make up. The staff at Zara Home seem to have dished to People about Kate’s trip:
The sales assistant said of Kate: “She looked so calm – you couldn’t really tell that she was pregnant because she looked so great; I mean, she was wearing heels. She was so nice and polite, I was really impressed.”
“Because she had quite a few little items that needed wrapping, she was at the till for a while, and you could see shoppers just staring, pale-faced; they couldn’t believe their eyes! She didn’t say anything or react – she was so sweet and polite.”
“She likes blue definitely! Everything she seemed to look at was blue but not for babies – she must just like the color.”
I don’t understand why someone would be impressed that someone else was nice and polite. Being civil isn’t something to be impressed by.
In terms of our birth poll – having taken out the dates we’ve already passed – the highest vote-getter is April 29 AM (Will and Kate’s anniversary). I think it would be cool to have an anniversary baby. Not cool for Will and Kate who will always be having to celebrate their child’s birthday instead of their anniversary for the rest of their lives, but cool for me as a spectator. The second highest vote-getter is May 1 or later. I’m cool with a May baby, but I don’t know if I want the Great Kate Wait to continue that long. We’ll see.
I want to talk about the below painting of Kate. This was brought to my attention Saturday, and I, having no knowledge of it other than looking at the photo, thought it was a painting by a super fan and wrote it off. It is not a painting by a super fan. It is a painting by artist Kaya Mar – who is known for his political satire. Of the painting, he said (via People): “She can’t answer back, so the satire is quite soft. I’m not really making fun of the princess, but of the way we all look at her.” So this painting is not saying “Kate is the Virgin Mary” it is saying “You people treat Kate like the Virgin Mary”. It’s a comment on how we treat Kate and the royal baby as the second coming – waiting for her to debut the baby Lion King style.
Mar did a similar painting of Kate when George was born.
More photos of fans: