While the world gives off a collective “ahh” over the images of Prince George holding his baby sister Princess Charlotte, their daddy is being treated to a very different kind of reception. Prince William has found himself on the receiving end of some harsh criticism with people labelling him a male chauvinist as well as a “party-loving” parent who leaves his wife and children at home.
Partying Like a Rock Star
Last week Prince William’s subjects were up in arms over the fact that he had popped out to attend a charity event and left his wife Kate, 33, at home apparently alone with the two kids. Even though the Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park actually benefitted three charities, Child Bereavement UK, RFU Injured Players Foundation and Sentebale, some people were annoyed that Wills, 32, had hung out all day with his brother Harry and actor Chris Hemsworth.
CelebrityDirtyLaundry.com reported: “Of course, Prince William had to attend – it was for a good cause. But he probably could have just made an appearance. Harry and William spent the afternoon schmoozing with an impressive list of celebrities which included Chris Hemsworth, Clive Owen, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci.” “The point is that William is a Prince and he should behave like one”.
Reluctant & Royal
The polo wasn’t the only sporting event Wills has attended recently – he was blasted for watching the FA Cup final in England instead of attending the State Opening of Parliament with his grandmother. According to royal insiders, the Queen views the momentous occasion as an important part of her constitutional duties and felt Wills should have been there to support her the way his father was.
A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: “The point is that William is a prince and he should behave like one. He should stop modelling himself on David Beckham and start modelling himself on his grandmother. Above all, he should stop giving the impression that he is the most reluctant of royals, a prickly, pick-and-mix Prince who enjoys the trappings of royalty while shirking its duties.”
In a further blow to Wills, the source added: “Prince Charles first attended the State Opening when he was 20. William is nearly 33 and still hasn’t been.” Ouch!
William the sexist
To make matters worse, the future monarch has found himself in the middle of a row after referring to his partner as “the missus”. When asked whether he’d take George to a football game, he said: “I don’t know, I’ll have to pass that by the missus, see how I can get away with it! At the moment, being only 22 months, it’s a little bit early.”
We totally understand what Wills was trying to do and using the word “missus” like a typical bloke would perhaps make him seem more down-to-Earth in some circles, but his use of the word has been heavily scrutinised. The UK’s Telegraph newspaper laid into the royal, saying: “It’s like Wills is positioning himself as a ‘lad’ in every sexist advert we’ve ever seen.” The public were also outraged as one person commented: “I hate that expression. I know it’s fairly common in the UK, but I can’t stand it.” Another vented: “William should know better. He’s the future King of England. I bet his grandmother is not impressed.” Wow. Take cover, Wills!