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Royally Rude: How would Kate deal with mean comments?

Royally Rude: How would Kate deal with mean comments?

If you’ve ever logged onto the Daily Mail’s website, you know there are hundreds of crazy rude royal watchers in this world. We should call them anti-royal watchers, since they sit around and wait for news to criticize. This is  nothing new – the internet is becoming a place for passive-aggressive cruelty, with cyber bullying and cyber attacks making weekly headlines. As someone who closely follows the news, especially royally-related stories, I have seen more hateful comments that I ever thought possible.

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560 Comments on this article from June

Last week, I received two critical comments on an article I wrote. One was a reasonable opinion, but the second was a rude, personal attack on myself and on the Duchess of Cambridge. We are very lucky to have  a community of strong, thoughtful, and considerate readers and followers who rarely go beyond a heated debate. Sometimes, however, we receive a rude, downright mean remark on Kate, her family, her choices, and sometimes even ourselves.

Immediately, I asked myself – what would Kate do? My reaction was immediate. I deleted the comment. Then, I marked it as spam – because that hateful attack was not welcome on my website. It has been said that the Duchess of Cambridge purposely avoids media outlets that might write stories about her. She steers clear of social media, tabloids, and websites where she might find hurtful remarks about her. And if she does catch a glimpse of the madness – perhaps in line at Tesco – I can see her laughing to herself and turning the cover the other way.

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In our own lives, we can avoid the evil places that hateful remarks might be hiding. Block or report bullies on Facebook or Twitter immediately. Stay away from websites that may write distasteful articles on yourself, your family, or your personal life. Delete any mean-spirited e-mails before opening them. You have the power to avoid these encounters with the click of a small red “X” on your screen.

We laughed particularly hard at this one

What if you can’t avoid them? What if you’re standing in line at the grocery store and you see a horrible picture with an untruthful headline on the cover? Perhaps this doesn’t happen to all of us – but on occasion, we cannot avoid the hateful comment, article, or rumor. The best thing to do is read it and move on. Laugh at the cruel, desperate attempts to upset you, and then flip the cover around.

Life is too short to read the Daily Mail comments. How do you deal with internet meanness?

 

Rules of EtiKate: Work Etiquette

Rules of EtiKate: Work Etiquette

I have the privilege of beginning my first internship this fall and while I am excited, that excitement also comes with a bit of nerves. Entering my first “grown-up” work environment is intimidating and so I did what I always do to calm my nerves: I researched etiquette tips for work. I, like many ofContinue Reading

English Pubs for the Duchess of Cambridge

English Pubs for the Duchess of Cambridge

When my American mind thinks of a pub, I envision a dark, wood paneled room with a broken jukebox. There is a surly, tattooed, bald man from Ireland wiping down the bar asking if I want a “pont or a Hoff” and a few old men in the corner drinking sticky liquid from sticky glasses.Continue Reading

Kate’s First Solo Tour to Malta – Just Where is Malta, Anyway?

Kate’s First Solo Tour to Malta – Just Where is Malta, Anyway?

When I first read the news about Kate undertaking her first solo tour abroad to represent the Queen, I was pretty excited. What a huge step for Kate in advancing her Royal career and a tremendous honour in being able to represent the Queen abroad. I was secretly even more excited when I read thatContinue Reading

Rules of EtiKate: Royal Party Etiquette

Rules of EtiKate: Royal Party Etiquette

Some people see the royal family as old, outdated, and stuffy. I believe that is a major misconception of today’s royal family. The royals know how to have fun and they definitely know how to throw a good party. What makes them distinct, however, is their ability to party with an air of sophistication andContinue Reading

Mummy & Me Style: Kate and George’s Best Outfits

Mummy & Me Style: Kate and George’s Best Outfits

To continue our celebrations of Cheeks’ birthday, we wanted to share a little treat for our mummy readers! To all the mummies out there, you are incredible human beings and we bow to your greatness. Just like Kate, you demonstrate patience, grace, beauty, and love every day to your little ones. Spending time with babiesContinue Reading

Happy Birthday Prince George!

Happy Birthday Prince George!

Help us celebrate Prince George’s first birthday with a Twitter party! Send your love and best wishes to Prince George on his first birthday using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayCheeks! We will be chatting, celebrating and toasting Prince George starting at 4PM British Summer Time (11AM Eastern, 8AM Pacific). How will you be celebrating? Share your birthdayContinue Reading

How to Celebrate Prince George’s Birthday

How to Celebrate Prince George’s Birthday

In case you hadn’t heard (which we find very hard to believe!), Cheeks is turning one! On Tuesday, July 22, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge will turn one. While he celebrates privately at Kensington Palace, we will be celebrating his birthday, too! Tweet away! Twitter is a magical thing! We will be tweeting allContinue Reading

Keeping Up with the Cambridges: Prince George Special Edition

Keeping Up with the Cambridges: Prince George Special Edition

We are absolutely amazed that Prince George’s first birthday has arrived. Where did the year go? Why do they grow up so fast? Wasn’t it just yesterday he was a smushed face wrapped in a muslin cloth? Waiting for this royal baby’s arrival was as emotional and exciting as waiting for a member of ourContinue Reading

10 Things Not as Cute as Prince George

10 Things Not as Cute as Prince George

We may be a little biased (since we are his honorary aunties, after all), but we think Prince George is the cutest baby in the whole world. From those chubby little cheeks to those chubby little thighs, he is the cutest of the cute. We think he’s so cute, we wanted to prove that heContinue Reading

Kate’s New Cut: Get the Look!

Kate’s New Cut: Get the Look!

BREAKING NEWS: The Duchess of Cambridge got a haircut. #451759638 / gettyimages.com Haven’t you heard? Okay, so maybe it isn’t a CNN headline, but we were thrilled to see Kate sporting fresh layers and a glossy cut during last week’s events. The Duchess of Cambridge has freshened up her signature ‘do with a new haircut.Continue Reading

Rules of EtiKate: Manners for Children

Rules of EtiKate: Manners for Children

During the recent Royal Tour, I stayed up many late nights waiting for live streams and Twitter pictures of the royal family at each event. While most royal watchers were anxious to see what Kate would be wearing, I, like many others on the WWKD team, could not wait to see the adorable Prince George,Continue Reading

Rules of EtiKate: Dining Dos and Don’ts

Rules of EtiKate: Dining Dos and Don’ts

Elegant state dinners come with the territory of being a member of the royal family, which is yet another aspect of being a duchess that Kate has taken to beautifully. At her most recent state dinner, at the Government House in Wellington while on tour in New Zealand, Kate stunned in a gorgeous Jenny PackhamContinue Reading

How to Decorate like Kate

How to Decorate like Kate

With the remodel of Kensington Palace and more recently, Amner Hall, it got us to thinking – how could we decorate like Kate? With a few basic tips that we discovered and learned from the Duchess when redoing one of our rooms, here’s how you can too: Neutral colour palate: It has been rumored, andContinue Reading