I was hoping I would be able to add some Kate or Harry news to this article but there isn’t any, so here are the poll results for our 2016 prediction polls.
I made the mistake last year of not writing down what I voted for so at the end of the year I had no idea whether I was right or not. This year I’m going to write down my picks.
I think Kate will do anywhere between her 2014 numbers (91) and her 2012 numbers (111) this year, because of the boost the Spring tour will give her. But I voted that she would do 76-100 engagements (because I just couldn’t bring myself to vote for over 100), and 33.72% of you agreed with me.
I know last year Kate did most of her engagements in October, but November was a close second and every other year the majority of her non-tour engagements came in November, so I chose November for this poll. 35.08% of you agreed with me. Or I agreed with 35.08% of you, whichever.
58.49% of us voted that Kate will only visit 3-5 of her patronages this year. Yeah… I won’t say too much because I have a full article on Kate’s patronages visits coming tomorrow, but the results of this poll are really interesting to me after having done that article. I’ll talk more about that tomorrow.
I voted that Kate will take on several new patronages this year. I think she’ll do at least two (I’m predicting the Anna Freud Centre and possibly the Fostering Network; so we’ll see about that). Only 14.5% of you guys thought the same way I did about this one. 46.32% said Kate will only take on one new patronage and 39.18% said she won’t take on any new ones.
My choice for this poll was more wishful thinking than anything, really. I want Kate to make at least one good speech, so I voted that Kate will make one speech and that she’ll be good.
The majority of you think if she does make a speech she’ll be bad, with 35.22% thinking she’ll make several bad ones and 27.39% thinking she’ll make just one bad one.
I would love for Kate to make a solo overseas visit. She was going to make one to Malta in September 2014, but she cancelled due to pregnancy. So my head is saying she won’t make one this year either. The vast majority of you (90.54%) agreed with me.
I didn’t originally have the “Yes, one but I’m not sure which” option for this poll, but I’m glad I put it in there because I and 52.84% of you guys chose that one.
Yeah, I don’t think William and Kate will attend the State Opening of Parliament. 88.34% of you don’t either.
Not only do I think Kate will wear the Cambridge Lovers Knot Tiara again this year, I’m hoping she does and it’s to an event where we get a full face photo of her wearing it. I really want to see what Kate looks like in it.
I know a lot of people disliked Kate wearing this tiara because of the Diana connection, but 65.78% of you think she’ll wear it again this year.
I and 76.43% of you don’t think Kate will wear another new-to-her tiara this year. Kate already has three that she’s worn, she can’t have all the tiaras. Save something for Harry’s wife.
I’m actually surprised that the Lotus Tiara won this poll with 46.42% of the vote. Looking back at the tiaras I think the Lotus Tiara didn’t look right on Kate. I think the Halo Tiara fits Kate’s personality better and just looks better overall.
Kate sure loves her blue. The results of this poll were fairly close but Kate wearing blue 31-40% of the time won with 28.05% of the vote (which is the one I voted for, too).
This poll was less close, but Kate wearing black 21-30% of the time won with 29.98% of the vote. I voted for the 11-20%.
The top two vote getters for this poll were very close. Alexander McQueen won by a hair with 41.36% of the vote; and Jenny Packham came in second with 41.12% of the vote. I voted for McQueen. Kate loves McQueen.
The top two vote getters for this poll were close, but not as close as the last one. I and 34.46% of you think the Sledges will make a return and be worn less than 10% of the time; and 32.05% of you think the Sledges will not make a return at all.
I really hope Kate branches out with her shoes this year, but I and 23.8% of you voted that she’ll wear the Power Pumps 21-30% of the time.
This one was close as well, but 31-40% won with 24.47% of the vote (I voted for this one as well).
I and 32.82% of you voted that Kate will wear her hair up 21 – 30% of the time.
I and 42.18% of you think Kate will only have one tiny wind incident this year instead of a full flashing or even a partial flashing. There was no full flashing last year – we didn’t see her bum like we did the previous years – but some of you consider the upper thigh we saw when she wore the Ralph Lauren dress counted as a flashing.
Some of you have faith that the Queen of the Crotch Clutch will finally stop clutching her crotch, but I and 36.93% of you think she’ll clutch her crotch 100% of the time.
Seeing George 3 times this year got the most votes with 26.18%. The one I voted for, seeing George 5 times this year, came in third with 18.7%.
If we only see George 3 times (officially) in 2016, it will be the least amount of times we’ve officially seen him in one year since the year he was born. Hopefully we’ll see him more than that.
Seeing Charlotte 2 times in 2016 won with 33.92%. Only 12.66% of you guys think as I do that we’ll see Charlotte 4 times this year.
72.36% of us think the Cambridges should release photos and do photocalls a few times a year. Surprisingly (to me), 13.32% of you think the Cambridges should bring the kids on engagements (this is surprising to me because it was the second highest vote getter).
60.51% of you think Kate will announce a third pregnancy by the end of the year, while 33.26% of you think Kate will not announce a third pregnancy by the end of the year. I hope that 33.26% of you are correct – I don’t particularly want William and Kate to have a third child.
Watch Kate announce a pregnancy next month now that I’ve said that.
I know several of you guys said you didn’t like this question because you didn’t want to speculate on Kate’s health, especially with a condition that can be very severe, but I asked it so I’m going to go ahead and post the results. I and 61.19% of you said Kate would have HG with a third pregnancy because “anything to get out of royal duties”.
I voted that Victoria will have a girl. But the majority of you (60.47%) voted that she will have a boy.
The majority of you (60.21%) also think Sofia will have a boy. I think Sofia will have a boy, too.
The majority of you (56.79%) think Stephanie will announce a pregnancy by the end of the year. I and 37.96% of you think that she will not announce a pregnancy by the end of the year.
Zara won silver at the 2012 Olympics in London, but I and 31.75% of you guys voted that she will not win a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Prove us wrong, Zara!
47.12% of you guys think Harry will not have an official girlfriend in 2016. I was surprised that only 14.79% think you would dislike his girlfriend if he got one, whereas 38.08% think she would be someone you like. I voted that if he got a girlfriend she would be someone I dislike, because I didn’t like Chelsy or Cressida. I want Harry to date/marry a woman who is everything we want Kate to be (and that she isn’t currently), but given his preferences and the circles he runs in I just don’t think that’s going to happen.
The vast majority (95.14%) think Harry will not announce an engagement in 2016. I am in that majority. I think even if he did get a girlfriend this year getting engaged this year would be too soon.
This one was fairly close. 48.7% think Beatrice will announce an engagement in 2016, and 46.67% think Beatrice will not announce an engagement in 2016. I think Bea will announce an engagement this year. She’s turning 28 this year and she and Dave Clark have been together for ages.
This one was not so close at all. I and 87.69% of you don’t think Eugenie will announce an engagement this year.
This one was closer that Eugenie but not as close as Beatrice. I and 58.06% of you think The Pips will not announce an engagement this year, though 34.95% of you think she will.
To spice things up just a tad, here are some photos of Prince Harry visiting Mildmay Hospital, a dedicated HIV hospital, on December 14, 2015 that I never posted.