It’s been tough times for the English royals. Prince Balding and Duchess Bland just can’t catch a break. Prince William and Duchess Kate went to India this past week for a six day tour, meet and greet, signing, luncheon, royal visit type thing. They’ve been called out for being lazy when it comes to these sorts of trips as of late because William has only done two trips this year as well as having tons of time off from his 20-hour-a-week job as an air ambulance pilot. Also on the list is that workers at the palace threatened to go on strike after a possible pay cut was brought up. The cream on top all these disasters is that Kate nearly flashed her English muffin the other day! Scandal! And now, adding salt to the wound, the photo op at the Taj Mahal they wanted has been marred by some scaffolding.
The Guardian is reporting that The Times of India ran a story saying the British high commission asked Indian officials to take down scaffolding on part of the Taj Mahal so as not to ruin the pictures. An Indian official was quoted saying that taking down the scaffolding would not be possible because it would “undo months of hard work.” The British Foreign Office slapped back, trying to cover their demanding asses, by saying, “We can confirm that this story is not correct. We did not request that the Taj Mahal remove the scaffolding.”
Well, they took the photos today and, yep, they look TERRIBLE. What a debacle. They might as well pack up, go home and ask to be stripped of their royal titles. This really takes the cake. William, Kate, you’ve let down not only England, but all of the world. You get an ‘F’ in your attempt to recreate Princess Di’s iconic photo. If not even the British royals can take a nice fucking picture in front of the Taj Mahal, what’s the point of them? Jesus. On the bright side, for Kate, People has reported that she wore some $7 earrings she got at a souvenir stall for these useless pictures. Great for you, Kate. And what did you get for the rest of the class? Nothing. Not even a nice picture.