Celebrities Who’ve Weighed In on the Kate Middleton Controversies — And the Theories They’ve Added

Celebrities can’t stop weighing in on the Kate Middleton of it all.

The internet has completely lost the plot in the wake of the Princess of Wales’ surgery and months-long absence from the public eye, and now a few notable names have shared their biggest conspiracies about what’s really going down with the royal family.

Kensington Palace announced on January 16 that Kate underwent a “planned” abdominal procedure at The London Clinic. While the “surgery was successful,” the palace’s statement revealed that Kate wouldn’t be returning to public-facing duties until Easter.

Social media was abuzz with theories about Kate’s health — and then the photo debacle(s) happened. First, TMZ published a grainy photo of Kate on March 4 sitting in the passenger seat of a car alongside her mother, Carole Middleton. Then, Kate shared her U.K.’s Mother’s Day photo on social media, which created some major headlines.

On March 10, Kate uploaded a family photo — which Prince William snapped — of her alongside children Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 5. Some internet users immediately started to speculate that the image had been digitally altered, and some major news outlets, including the Associated Press, retracted the photo.

“Like many amateur photographers, I do occasionally experiment with editing,” Kate wrote in a social media statement the following day, addressing the controversy. “I wanted to express my apologies for any confusion.”

While Kate has since been spotted out again — she and William were photographed in the backseat of a car on March 11 — royal family watchers have continued to raise questions about the princess’ whereabouts, and now, celebrities have too.

Scroll to see which stars have weighed in on the Princess of Wales’ ongoing controversy:

John Oliver

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The Last Week Tonight With John Oliver host weighed in on the controversy during a March 12 appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on March 12.

“I was out. I thought, ‘Let’s all just ignore this we’ve moved on,’ until the photoshop thing,” Oliver said. “That feels, like, you’re almost handling badly in an impressive way at this point.”

Andy Cohen replied, asking: “Isn’t their motto, ‘Never complain never explain?’ And then they have her explaining on Twitter?”

Oliver hit back with a conspiracy of his own.

“There is a non-zero chance she died 18 months ago,” he speculated. “They might be Weekend at Bernie’s-ing this situation. I’m not saying it happened, but I’m saying it’s non-zero until proven otherwise. Until we see her sitting there with a copy of the day’s paper.”

Stephen Colbert

Colbert made some wild statements during The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on March 12 with “some troubling news” about the royal family.

“Internet sleuths are guessing that Kate’s absence may be related to her husband, and the future King of England, William, having an affair,” the television host said, adding that his “heart goes out to poor Kate.”

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