And together, they remind us of “The Glums,” which was the moniker affixed to William’s parents, The Prince And Princess of Wales, during their last joint disastrous tour of South Korea.https://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=sBnLuh7POnI. Dubbed “The Togetherness Tour” by hopeful courtiers who were sure they had an iron-clad deal with the Princess of Wales, the Korean trip showed the couple was anything but “together.” http://www.princess-diana-remembered.com/diana-news-blog/category/magazines/6. “Fulfilling their duties despite the pressures they’re under,” ran “Hello” Magazine’s byline.
Back then, the doomed royal couple entered Korea’s “Hall of Heros” to view the exquisite Bronze Buddha, a pilgrimage made by many married Korean couples seeking a special blessing for their marriages. A fine, misty rain fell over Diana and Charles like a veil, which was considered an auspicious omen.
Sadly, not even Heaven could save the Wales’s marriage.
Just like his parents, Prince William appears to have separated from his wife’s bed and board. But unlike William’s mother, Kate has headed home to her mommy and daddy, which complicates matters. Especially now that Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, has “outed” herself as an NBC reporter slash correspondent slash blabbermouth. http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2014/kate-middleton-terrified-sister-pippa-middleton-expose-prince-william-marriage-trouble-gossip-nbc-today-show/.
And what does Pippa have to say about anything that might be worth, oh, the $500,000 salary NBC is said to be paying her?
Only things like where her royalized sister’s royal husband is hanging his hat, resting his head, and licking...his wounds.
Do we think for a minute that NBC hired Pippa for a cool half mill for her unappetizing eggroll recipes?
Do we think for a minute that NBC hired Pippa for her party-planning skills?
None of these developments can be pleasing to Buckingham Palace, and the Palace has surely communicated its displeasure to Kate Middleton and her grasping family.
And way back when she was getting drunk and falling in and out of limousines, back in those heady, boozy, druggy days of courtship, Kate thought that, once she married Wills, all she had to do was show up in a designer something-or-other, grab the bouquet, and she’d be fine.
Just like Princess Diana openly displayed her sadness and depression in South Korea, at her most recent appearances, Kate Middleton looked utterly miserable and dour, squarely on the low end of things, down and out, as though she’d received a big dressing-down from someone in authority. She doesn’t look like she’s about to burst into tears. Rather, Kate’s face evinces a cold and hardened fury. Her eyes scream out, “How dare you!” to someone we haven’t seen. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2801502/duchess-cambridge-smiles-despite-looking-little-weather-public-appearance-announcing-second-pregnancy.html.
But she surely has.
Someone in authority.
Imagine that idea with Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Someone in authority.
A grownup, and I betcha that it isn’t Mama Carole. Or Uncle Gary.
Someone who really is a “source close to the Royal Family.” Perhaps someone speaking directly for the Queen herself. Someone who is no longer counting the number of times Kate shows us her backside or presses her crotch.
Maybe the counting days are all behind us.
Is something else going on?
Maybe a real countdown of some other kind.
Tick, tick, tick.....
William’s face evinces unhappiness. His wife, whom he married despite his own family’s enormous misgivings and courtiers’ outright opposition, is no longer sleeping with him.
Kate appears to still be sleeping at her parents’ home in Bucklebury, while Prince William is reportedly ensconced at their official home in Kensington Palace. Presumably, Baby Boy Prince George and George’s Italian nanny are also living in Bucklebury, but this is less clear. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1047324-kate-middleton-pregnancy-dramatic-security-scare-near-her-mothers-home/.
If Buckblebury is where Kate and George and Nanny are living, however, this indicates some real troubles in paradise that no fake “babymoon” in Balmoral can cure.
At the moment, it’s clear that William and Kate are being handled cautiously for all things royal. They’ve been given the low-end of royal duties, heading to Wales on Saturday. Atop her all-black skirt and panty hose (thank goodness!) and boots, Kate wore a baby-blue coat, which pundits guess might be Kate’s way of secretly announcing she’s pregnant with a boy.
But what will that mean, given Kate and William’s obvious separation from each other?
The couple barely cracked one smile between them all day. http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2014/kate-middleton-prince-william-attending-royal-variety-performance-after-wales-public-reconciliation-continues-queen-elizabeth/prince-william-kate-middleton-visit-the-valero-pembroke-refinery-50/#image.
Kate, skipping about in three-inch heels with her boots, hardly looked pregnant.
William kept his lips tightly pursed throughout the event.
Journalists said Kate looked “strained.” http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2014/kate-middleton-torn-between-pippa-prince-william-nbc-today-show-gig-royal-family-disgusted/.
It’s clear that, with current tensions running high between William and Kate, the royals and courtiers have relegated them to the Outer-Siberia areas of royal duties, like touring a Welsh oil refinery, and attending a rugby match while meeting injured soldiers during the game’s half-time. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-william-kate-middleton-attract-4594789.
The following day, in London at Remembrance Sunday, a dour, petulant-faced Kate was safely ensconced in the balcony of the Foreign Service, alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and the always-correct Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Because she never fails to strike at least on inappropriate note with her clothing no matter what the occasion, this time, Kate was wearing a black coat with, hopefully, some kind of blouse underneath it, but the neckline of the whole thing just kept going and going, plunging towards her naval. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2827234/Britain-honours-fallen-Queen-leads-thousands-Remembrance-Sunday-service-amid-heightened-police-checks-terror-arrests.html.
In any event, although Kate’s frownie faces overlooking the Cenotaph were interesting, nothing could beat Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s frownie face! Grrrrrr! But this was, at least in part, because London had just been placed under a terrorist alert, following the police defusing a terrorist plot on the previous Thursday. http://nypost.com/2014/11/07/plot-to-assassinate-queen-elizabeth-thwarted-by-bobbies/.
Her Majesty looked muy serioso! Grrrrrrr!
Reports indicate that part of the terrorist’s agenda was the assassination of Queen Elizabeth. http://www.globalresearch.ca/foiled-plot-by-alleged-islamic-terrorist-to-kill-queen-elizabeth-it-was-not-a-false-flag/5412946.
Scotland Yard was on “high alert,” but the Queen and Prince Philip showed up anyway. http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/brits-foil-suspected-remembrance-day-terror-plot-against-queen-1.2093360.
Queen Elizabeth wore a no-nonsense, sensible, black wool coat and a rather nice hat that was also totally serious, no frivolous feathers, only a modest grossgrain ribbon and curlicue thingy. Kate, meanwhile, had on her best “look at me!” hooker outfit, with a V-neck that went straight to her boobs. Kate at one point turned her head away from everything, eyes shut, as though she were, well, frankly, trippin’! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2828267/Pregnant-Duchess-Cambridge-cuts-sombre-figure-watches-royal-family-pay-respects-Remembrance-Sunday.html.
The unexpectedly rising star of the British Royal Family is none other than William’s younger, unmarried brother, Prince Harry. http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/533346/Prince-Harry-returns-to-Afghanistan-for-Remembrance-Day-service. Sent on a hero’s return to Kandahar, Afghanistan as Her Majesty’s official representative, Prince Harry laid a wreath the included his own personal note (in handwriting strikingly reminiscent of Princess Diana’s), gave a Biblical reading, and then lined up, soldier to soldier, male and female alike, in his desert rat camo fatigues as the band played Reveille and Last Post–tunes traditionally played at military funerals and ceremonies for the fallen. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2827459/Prince-Harry-returns-Afghanistan-lead-remembrance-services-British-troops.html; http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2014110921806/prince-harry-afghanistan-remembrance-day/.
Prince Harry’s reading? One guaranteed not to leave a dry eye behind– John 15:13: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
“You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-harry/11220270/Prince-Harry-returns-to-Afghanistan-to-lead-remembrance-service.html.
The ancient words of Jesus echoed through the Afghanistan mountain valleys, in the voice of Harry, the soldier-prince.
The British people are starting to really love Prince Harry. He comes across as happy, brave, uncomplicated, and willing to please.
Harry’s the total antithesis of his older brother, William, and Kate.
In case Prince Harry’s growing importance as a key Royal Family figures was missed by Kate and Prince William, the week before his Afghanistan visit, Harry donned the dark formal uniform of his regiment, Blues and Royals, and was the Queen’s official representative at the Westminster Abbey, where he helped place crosses commemorating fallen soldiers, and officially opened the Field of Remembrance. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/11213112/Prince-Harry-attends-Remembrance-events.html; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-harry/11213189/Watch-Prince-Harry-visits-Field-Of-Remembrance-at-Westminster-Abbey.html.
Like his late mother, Princess Diana, Harry offered the grieving survivors of dead servicemen sympathy, comfort, and even advice. Widow Lisa McKinlay informed the Telegraph, “Harry was saying how nice it was to see the names on all the crosses. He knows about The Rifles and everything they do, and was saying how much support they give to their families,” she told the newspaper.
“He said you have to strike a balance between spending your time remembering what has happened and moving forward with your job and family.” http://www.eonline.com/shows/fashion_police/photos/233/fashion-police.
Meanwhile, last Sunday, while Harry was holding down the fort in Afghanistan, London bystanders and those officially gathered at the Cenotaph applauded Her Majesty. This applause was untraditional, deeply heartfelt, and surely a sign not only of the nation’s enormous affection for the Queen, who, decades earlier, had dedicated her very life to her people, but was also a tribute to the Queen’s indomitable courage, given that death threats had been made in the wake of a big terrorist bust in London just four days earlier. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2828010/ROBERT-HARDMAN-Applause-Queen-defies-Cenotaph-terror-threats.html.
This quality of courage in the face of grave danger is one which her grandson, Prince Harry, has clearly inherited in spades. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/queen-elizabeth-remembers-british-war-dead/.
It may also be a way of the public showing their understanding and support for the Queen who has had yet another “annus horribilis” that she doesn’t deserve– this time from her grandchild, Prince William, and his wife, Kate. http://www.royal.gov.uk/ImagesandBroadcasts/Historic%20speeches%20and%20broadcasts/Annushorribilisspeech24November1992.aspx.
Another separated royal couple.
It’s nothing that Kate is seeking to hide, apparently.
So what advantage does Kate believe is in the separation for her?
What were Frownie Face and her husband, the Duke of Grim, told in Scotland?
Someone in authority has spoken.
Tick, tick, tick