Kate Middleton Accused of Squandering Tax Payer Money With Pricey Hobby

Kate Middleton just can’t catch a break these days as she’s not only being labeled as “dull” for her old-fashioned and stereotypical ways, but now she’s being criticized for being a “high-end trophy wife” in the making, too.

Apparently, Middleton’s critics are none too happy about the way she’s been wasting British tax money on over-the-top expenses that will blow your mind away.

The Duchess reportedly took a $2,700 two-week cooking course with a British celebrity chef that she barely attended. What’s worse, it was a course that taught some pretty basic stuff like deboning chickens, sauce-making, and cooking soufflés. 

Middleton took the class with British chef Rachel Khoo, who recently opened up about having Middleton in her class earlier this year.

Kate was in my class. Kate was ill for a few days, so I took notes for her. She was a lovely person, but she kept herself to herself.

While I’m sure there are a lot of people who are going to raise some eyebrows about this and how Middleton is wasting the British tax payers' dime, I can’t help but feel a little sympathy for her. Surely she wants to do the regular, general stuff that non-celebrities get to partake in. The only problem with the Duchess, though, is that while she has every right to vacation and go shopping daily, she should be spending a few hours a week doing something more productive like charity work as well.

If she was working a solid schedule and taking a cooking class, then this would be a non-issue. Unfortunately though, she’s living life as a bored, pampered trophy wife while contributing very little to society. I hate to say this, but Middleton is living the life of a Real Housewife ... in London.

Do you think Kate Middleton is wasting tax payer money or is she entitled to do so as a Duchess? 


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nonmember avatar jaz

how a prince could marry such an awful, pointless woman is beyond me, what does she do all day??? Spend and spend money and no work, shes a bad joke!

nonmember avatar jaz

how a prince could marry such an awful, pointless woman is beyond me, what does she do all day??? Spend and spend money and no work, shes a bad joke!

Laurel Kornfeld

Kate is NOT a celebrity and is entitled to nothing. I have exactly zero sympathy for her, and I am not alone. She doesn't deserve to catch a break. Why should a whore with an extravagant lifestyle be allowed to live off the taxpayers of her country. Forget charity work. GET A JOB!

Brenda Symes

yes the queen is worth billions not millions she should pay out for her own families personal requirements the same as ii had to pay out for mine not take it out of the public purse from people who are struggling to make ends meet she will not endear herself to the public this way my opinion of her has changed somewhat

Dorothy Hunter

how do u know it is tax payers money ? would you like to live in a fish bowl ? do you value your privacy ? for crying out loud leave them alone.

David Wright

Why don't you all get a life? I wish there were more Kate Miiddleton's to go round, I can see jealousy from the comments made here by a pack of pogs who have been hit by the ugly stick… This is a beautiful young woman that the whole of the British Empire can be proud of, I am sure our treasurer in Australia Mr. Joe Hokey would be delighted to include some expenditure in his Budget for the Princess if she choses to live in our country. God Save The Queen, and the Royal Family. "Allah-u-Abah".

Frances Williams

As far as I can see Kate is a lovely, down to earth person AND she can do as she pleases in my book. People have been critical of her wearing outfits more than once etc. Kate is too intelligent and a strong partner for Prince William to take heed of just another nonsense regarding what she should or shouldn't do.


I would say enjoy all that you do Kate.... you are a breath of fresh air.

nonmember avatar Ava

Bitter much?! Hateful comments from apparently classless , jealous and by the sounds of it low rent women. Who are you to judge ? She comes from money and is a college graduate. Sounds like she is like another housewife. This would be a non issue of she weren't royalty.

nonmember avatar Colorado girl

$2,700 is not that much to pay for a 2-week cooking class... Just sayin'. Good for her for getting out there and learning stuff and having fun.

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