While Prince William and Prince Harry were busy playing polo this weekend at the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park near Ascot, Kate Middleton took Prince George (and
supposedly Princess Charlotte) to watch the Houghton International Horse Trials in Norfolk – just around the corner about half an hour from Anmer Hall.
UPDATE: Prince William was at the Horse Trials with Kate, George, and Charlotte. There are photos. I’m going to leave the original content up and tack on the update at the end of this post.
From the dates and photos, it appears to me that Kate was at the Horse Trials with George while William was playing polo with Harry, and that the two parties were miles and miles apart this weekend – Kate in Norfolk and William over in Berkshire. BUT according to the woman who took and posted the above photo, William was with Kate and George (and Charlotte) at the Horse Trials. Hrm… I’m confused.
I’m going to start with what I know for sure: William was playing polo at Coworth Park on Mary 28 and Mary 29. Here is photo evidence of William on May 28 on the left and May 29 on the right.
The top photo of Kate and George was posted on Facebook on May 28 with the caption claiming it was taken “by the water jump at Houghton International Horse Trials”. In the comments of that photo, the photographer said: “They were all there… Will, Kate, and both the kiddies with a bunch of pals… just sitting eating cake from the cake stand with all the other public…. and a couple of really-not-so-incognito bodyguards!” Also in the comments, the photographer claimed she had a photo of “Will eating cake off a paper plate”, but I haven’t seen that one around.
So this photographer is claiming William was with Kate, George, and Charlotte at the Horse Trials in Norfolk on May 28, the same day he was photographed playing polo in Berkshire.
Kate and George were spotted at the Horse Trials on May 29 also. The photographer of the photo below also claimed William was there, with the caption of this photo (posted on May 29) reading: “Just thinking about packing down at the Houghton International Horse Trials and who walks passed no other than prince William, Kate , George & princess Charlotte! ……we just caught Kate walking passed with George X”
I’m confused, and kind of think these ladies are just wrong since there is no photo evidence (that I’ve seen) of William being at the Horse Trials, though I guess it’s possible if William was at the Horse Trials in the morning and then took a helicopter to the polo in the afternoon – but I’m not sure of the time logistics on that.
Anyway, what I do know for sure is that Kate and George were at the Horse Trials (this report confirms it as well), and William and Harry played polo this weekend.
I also know for sure that Harry has a back problem which he was photographed getting treatment for.
I’ll leave you with a photo of a dirty, sweaty Ginger Prince. You’re welcome.
Both William and Charlotte were photographed at the Horse Trials with Kate and George. The woman who took the photos sold them, and the photos are at the Daily Mail and Mirror.
William must have taken a helicopter from Norfolk to Berkshire to go from eating cake with his kids to playing polo with his brother in the same day. Then he must have taken a helicopter back that same day to end up at the Horse Trials the next day, then taken a helicopter back to Berkshire to play more polo, then back to Norfolk (I’m assuming that last part). That’s four helicopters rides in two days time. That’s an expensive weekend. Who paid for the helicopter? The Mirror claims a “source” said it “would have been paid for privately as he was not carrying out official engagements”, but who knows with these people.
I wonder if William is going to complain about these photos.
Charlotte is wearing blue! Wow, a color other than pink for a girl. Man, Kate is falling down on her gender stereotyping duties. PS. I hope this means we’ll see Charlotte at the annual Cambridge Family Polo Photoshoot in June.
Here is William holding George.
And here’s the William eating cake photo (which I keep typing as William eating Kate, which would be a whole other type of photo) the photographer claimed she had.