I’m sure you will have heard that recently one of Kate’s “oldest and dearest friends“, Jessica Hay, has announced to the media that Kate’s pregnant. While I would love to see William and Kate have a baby, I am a firm believer that the only ones who get to announce to the world that they’re having a baby are the parents, and their royal situation is no exception. I’m also a firm believer in choosing your friends wisely- loyalty, honesty and integrity being key qualities- and I am sure that Kate is the same way. This leads me to think two things: one- Jessica Hay is not actually a close friend of Kate’s and two- she has about as much idea if Kate’s pregnant as I do.
Many celebrities have talked about how their “friends” are very disingenuous and using their fame/connections/friendship to get them something, and Kate is no different. Having been so astute in everything she has gone through to become the Duchess she is today, I just can’t see Jessica Hay being a close friend. Maybe they were school friends, sure, but times have changed from when Miss Middleton was a gangly teenager to the fabulous Duchess Catherine she is today.
So who is this Jessica Hay, anyway? I figured it was only the right thing for me to do to look into it.
Jessica allegedly shared a dorm room with Kate when they were both 14 at Marlborough College when Kate poured out her soul to Jessica about how she had been bullied at her previous school. I believe that Kate and Jessica were probably school mates, but given how it’s been confirmed that details of her story didn’t line up, it’s questionable about how much it was true. Jessica was also the girl who started the story that Kate had a poster of Prince William on her wall, which Kate has denied.
Next I looked at was the list of attendees to the wedding and discovered that Kate’s “oldest” friend was not on the guest list to the big event… Wouldn’t you think that someone so close would be definitely on the guest list? Jessica did apparently alert the media that a wedding was imminent in 2010, saying it would be “sometime in the next year”. In 2011 she allegedly quit her job to write about her and Kate’s school days.
Enough about Jessica. I think it’s absolutely safe to say that Kate and Jessica were likely friends in school, but probably haven’t been in touch for years. If I were to ever become a Princess, the press could easily dig up loads of girls I went to school with who would be happy to tell you all kinds of things about me from when I was in Grade School and who haven’t talked to me since Grade School. I feel bad for Kate because she is such a popular personality that everyone (including us!) wants a piece of her- and the scoundrels in the media are willing to track down friends from decades ago or spy from hundreds of yards away. Kate’s, I’m sure, got a very close circle of friends who have been vetted and understand the privacy requirements which come with being friends with the future Queen of England.
Do you have large circles of friends, or small groups of close friends?