The Cambridges are ‘overwhelmed with remorse’ following the Flop Tour

by Susan Ryant

Us Weekly has a pretty revealing, funny and bonkers story about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their sad Flop Tour. As we know, William and Kate waltzed into Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas expecting to play out colonialist stagecraft among “the natives,” all to widespread applause from their domestic audience. That was the expectation! The reality was that these two Victorian idiots were incapable of improvising when their bullsh-t wasn’t landing, and instead of offering a heartfelt apology, William threw a massive tantrum and threatened to take all of his colonialist toys back to Jolly Olde England and never come back again. Now sources claim that William and Kate are remorseful and, yet, as always, keen to figure things out.

An unexpected reckoning. Prince William and Duchess Kate “are overwhelmed with remorse” following their tense tour through the Caribbean, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. The royal couple “were looking forward” to visiting Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas, per the insider. “It was certainly more challenging than expected given the protests. They obviously know the history, but being there during the protests was a real eye-opener.”

Since returning back to London, William and Kate have already begun thinking of ways to “strengthen their relationship” with other leaders within the Commonwealth, the source tells Us, adding, “They can’t change what has happened in the past so are focusing on future.”

The duo plan on “working closely with former colonies” and will likely be embarking on “additional oversees humanitarian work” in the near future. “Obviously William and Kate want the former colonies to remain part of the commonwealth,” the insider says. “But [they] will support whatever decision they make, including becoming independent.”

As tensions boil over abroad, the duke and duchess “have organized a meeting with the Palace to discuss their intentions and will put their point across even if it means being at odds with The Firm,” per the source. “They want what is right for the people.”

Though there may have been some bumps along the way, William and his wife “had some unforgettable moments” overseas and “bonded over” their shared vision for the monarchy. From diving outings to boat trips, the couple soaked up each moment together. “Meeting new and interesting people was a highlight,” the source says. “They loved dancing and getting to know the locals in Belize and trying the local cuisine. Kate loves spicy food so it was right up her alley.”

The pair “of course” missed their three children — Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 — but “found it refreshing to have a few child-free days” to themselves. “It’s been the first time in years [that] they’ve been away together without the kids for this long,” the insider tells Us. “But by the end of the trip, [they] couldn’t wait to get back and hug them again.”

[From Us Weekly]

First, I love “being there during the protests was a real eye-opener.” Again, the passive voice. As if Will and Kate merely accidentally stumbled into some protests, how dreadful! They were the ones being protested. People were PROTESTING their tour. Secondly, repeatedly referring to three independent countries as “former colonies” is not really showing that William and Kate’s perspective has changed that much. They still think of Jamaica, Belize and The Bahamas as “former colonies” and not three countries which have all been independent for decades. Will and Kate continue to show why they are the poster children for republicanism. As for being away from the kids… well, I bet William goes weeks without seeing the kids all the time.

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