• Wed, Jan 2 2013

Have They No Shame? Kate Middleton’s Parents Plan To Profit Off Her Pregnancy

Kate Middleton

Just weeks after Kate Middleton’s best friend ruined everything by telling Life & Style that she’s pregnant with twins, her parents jumped on the Betrayal Bandwagon too. It’s getting horrifyingly clear that the closer you are to Kate Middleton, the more likely you are to sell her secrets and her soul. While I don’t want to point any fingers at Prince William, I do want everyone to keep a close eye on him. Sure today he’s all like, “please respect our privacy,” but who knows how long he’ll keep that schtick up once a tabloid offers him money for detailed descriptions of Kate’s stretch marks. Poor Kate, she’s living in a Lifetime movie with no commercial breaks.

Apparently Kate Middleton’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, run a party supplies company. Sure, we can work with that. For now. Because they run a party supplies company and because Pippa’s proven to be worthless, they’re now selling a line of baby goods with a prince and princess theme. You know, because Kate Middleton will soon be birthing a little prince or princess. There’s not a lot of subtlety in the Middleton household.

While this alone wouldn’t condemn them to Dina Lohan status, it is interesting to note this isn’t the first time they’ve turned their daughter into dollars (Copyright that title for the TV special).

ABC News, a legitimate news organization, notes that they also sold themed items when Kate married William back in 2011.

Party Pieces offered plenty of paraphernalia before the royal wedding in April 2011, and the company even cashed in this year on the queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

After hearing this news, I guess we should just be happy that they didn’t sell Duchess-themed pregnancy tests that turn into a crown when you test positive — and Beowulf when you test negative.

(Photo: Optic Photos, PacificCoastNews.com)

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  • Elissa

    I can’t decide if I feel worse for this unborn baby, or Kim Kardashian’s. Their lives are gonna be rough.

  • Jenny

    Ugh, this was of course started by the Daily Mail who made up the story about the Middletons cashing in on the wedding by writing a story about how many items you’ll find on their website if you search the term ‘royal wedding’. Of course, they never tried searching for ‘wedding’ (the exact same results) and ‘royal’ (none at all). They run a party supply business and some of the items they sell have a prince/princess theme which of course the Daily Mail pounced on as a reason to once again beat up on the Middletons. But prince/princess is a pretty popular theme for young children and new babies so I don’t think it’s a big deal at all. I think the Middletons have proven themselves to be very discreet and haven’t been exploiting their connections at all, despite what the Daily Fail would like us to believe. (Apart from Pippa perhaps.)

  • keri12

    Repeat tabloid stories without any research of your own, much? Try this tidbit:

    Party Pieces has had baby tat on offer on their website since 2008, and their ‘Prince and Princess’ bits and pieces have been available almost as long, at least for the last couple of years.
    Tabloids want sales; sensationalism and mis-information sells better than truth. Example: “Middleton parents expecting first grandchild and decide to sell same merchandise they’ve sold all along” isn’t an attention-grabbing headling. The tabs ‘spice it up’ by saying the Middletons have a new line of Prince or Princess tat, when in reality their Prince/Princess stuff has been online and in print catalogue for at least a couple of years, well before Kate became pregnant.
    Instead of jumping on the ‘Middleton parents are cashing in’ bandwagon, why not research the information first? Then you’d have found out the parents are selling the same items they’ve sold all along.

    • Jenni

      Before you accuse me of not doing research, please know that I spent a lot of time on Ask Jeeves before writing this article.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      LOL!

  • theakeman2

    Just don’t sell any photos of the naked baby bump! – http://akespains.blogspot.com/2012/09/gazing-upon-royal-jewels.html

  • katie

    middletons are only cheap low coal miners , she kate is always naked on public beaches , she s a whore, british ppl are stupid to let that ugly bitch throw their hard earned salary into her blow drying , and posing to be poor cindrella , and first be friends with camilla , and now accusing her , trying to gain public sympathy wanting to play diana, she s horrible to true princesses beatrice and eugenie,she deserves to be treated like a bitch