Prince William And Kate Middleton NOT Named King And Queen, Despite Report
The new cover of OK!, which hit newsstands on Wednesday, announces that the “Palace confirms” the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are taking over after Queen Elizabeth “forced Charles to give up the throne.” The accompanying story claims the Queen made the “final decision” during the holidays to “step down” and give the “reins of the reign” to William and Kate. A so-called “close pal” calls the couple “so incredibly excited,” even alleging “they both started crying when they found out.”
The story absurdly goes on to claim that even Prince George was happy when Kate supposedly told him, “Mummy is going to be Queen.” The magazine adds that a “billion-dollar” coronation ceremony “will take place in late spring at Westminster Abbey,” and adds that everyone from President Obama and Elton John to Jay Z and Beyoncé may attend. “It’s better than any fairy tale,” says the suppose source.
Of course, like many fairy tales, this one is complete fiction. The Palace has absolutely NOT confirmed any change in succession, despite the blatant lie on the magazine’s cover. Nothing was decided over the holidays, much less announced, and there will not be any coronation later this year to crown William and Kate King and Queen. A Palace insider exclusively tells Gossip Cop the cover story is not true at all.
But if any of this sounds familiar, it’s because OK! ran almost the same exact cover story last September, right down to similar cover lines and re-using the “palace confirms” decal (see below). It’s all tabloid trickery designed to mislead readers. Let’s be clear: If and when Prince William and Kate Middleton do become King and Queen, it won’t be OK! breaking the news.