Prince William left his wife and children at home to go on vacation with his friends in Verbier over the weekend. *Update at end of post*
Revealed: Prince William skipped today's Commonwealth Service for a boozy ski trip. Serious error of judgement. https://t.co/pbtdIwmzdG
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) March 13, 2017
William was spotted skiing on Saturday and partying on Sunday with Guy Pelly, Tom van Straubenzee, and James Meade. William was also spotted on Sunday drinking a beer with Sophie Taylor, a former Australian model who now works at one of the clubs William visited.
According to The Sun, one skier said of William:
“If I were Kate I wouldn’t be very pleased to see my husband living it up with two stunning girls. William and his pals had skied to the restaurant, while the girls came up the mountain specially to meet them. The boys ate lunch and the girls joined them for a load of drinks. William seemed to be getting on very well with Sophie and they were giggling and laughing. Once they’d finished skiing for the day, they all met up with the girls again at another bar.”
The band playing the club William visited outed him on Twitter, tweeting on Sunday night: “Great gig tonight in #verbier- Prince William even made an appearance! #rockon ??#Prince #royalty”
Both William and Kate Middleton skipped the Commonwealth Day Service that was held yesterday. On that topic, a KP spokesperson said: “The duke and duchess have attended the event for the last two years and look forward to doing so often in the future.” And on William’s trip, they said: “His schedule was private and we would not comment on it.”
Interestingly enough, Prince Andrew was also in Verbier this weekend, separately, but still made it back to the UK in time for Commonwealth Day Service.
I actually wouldn’t care if William and Kate went on a vacation together since so many other royals (including Sophie and Harry) have gone on vacations in 2017, but William ditching Kate to go party with his friends? Nah. Come on, William, don’t be a douchebro. But this isn’t the first time William has ditched his wife and children to go on vacation and hang with other women: he took a solo vacation in February 2014 to go hunting (with Jecca Craig), and went solo to Jecca Craig’s wedding in Kenya in March 2016.
It would have been amazing if Kate had gone to the Commonwealth Day Service without William, but sadly Kate doesn’t have the stones for that.
Wasn’t Guy Pelly’s excuse for missing the Jamaica wedding two weekends ago that his wife was having a baby? Did Guy Pelly ditch his wife and new baby to go party with William? Gross.
— Hussyband (@Hussyband) March 12, 2017
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) March 13, 2017
Also, early on Monday Victoria Arbiter tweeted that ET was going to run never-before-seen photos of Harry and Meghan from their Jamaica vacation (which Niraj Tanna says are apparently steamy), but then later deleted the tweet after ET decided not to run the photos. Victoria then later tweeted about William’s ski photos: “Such a foggy line on which photos can and can’t be published! Prince William joins pals for a ski weekend…”
So… the Palace put pressure on ET not to run steamy photos of Harry and Meghan, but is totally okay with photos of William ditching his wife and duties to go ski and party with a model in Switzerland? I would think photos showing Harry and Meghan’s relationship in a good, sexy way would be less damning than photos showing William in a work-shy, possible-cheater way.
UPDATE: There is a video of William dancing in the club. It’s amazing. William’s terrible dance moves has made my day. You can view the video over at TMZ.