Duchess Kate shows some skin for her first solo royal event: lovely or gauche?

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These are new photos of the Duchess of Cambridge last night, doing her first solo royal event. Huzzah! To make matters even better, Kate opted for this surprisingly sexy and revealing gown, designer unknown (at this point). Look, Kate’s naked shoulders! Gasp. The bodice is very pretty, and it makes her boobs look bigger – or maybe they really are bigger because she’s pregnant? Unknown. Some are calling the color “aqua” but to me it just looks off-white. Prince Charles was due at this dinner, but he had to leave the country at the last minute, so Kate stepped in:

With only 24 hours’ notice, the Duchess of Cambridge went to her first solo engagement in London Wednesday evening, stepping in for her father-in-law, Prince Charles.

Kate, 29, represented Charles, 62, at a dinner for the charity In Kind Direct, because he was suddenly called to Riyadh to pay his respects to the Saudi Arabian Royal Family following the death of the Crown Prince.

“You would never know it was her first solo engagement. It was as if she had been trained by the Prince of Wales,” the charity’s chief executive Robin Boles tells PEOPLE. “She was completely natural, professional and charmed everyone. She spoke to every single guest and was genuinely interested, and interested in continuing to help.”

“She said she had already called her mum to tell her about us in case Party Pieces [the family's children's party company] had surplus products.”

Adds a Palace aide: “She was so pleased that her first solo engagement was for the Prince of Wales, who has shown her so much support over the years.”

In Kind Direct was founded by Charles to encourage companies to donate surplus goods to charities, either for use by them or for their charitable work.

Guests at the dinner, held for 30 guests at Clarence House, were informed that Charles was sorry to miss the dinner but was sending his “darling daughter-in-law.”

[From People]

Well, good on Kate. I wonder how much time she had to prepare for the event? The Mail has a report in which they exhaustively detail whether or not Kate is wearing hair extensions or some kind of weave. The Mail has closeups here – it does look like the Duchess of Hair is cheating it a bit to give herself bigger, more voluminous hair.

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Photos courtesy of Buckingham Palce via The Mail.

 

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  1. gee says:

    The daily mail needs to spend more time in the American south. Volume knows no bounds.

    Also, beautiful dress. It’s very flattering.

  2. Jen D says:

    Ooh, I love this dress on her. She looks like, well, a princess.

  3. margo says:

    I hate the dress, also innapropriate

  4. aenflex says:

    she doesnt wear her scrawniness well. her bone structure is too large for her to be that thin, see how her arms just look too-big? not sexy at all. she needs to gain 10 lbs or stone or whatever

  5. Forever says:

    She looks lovely, very pretty.. Bigger boobs maybe she is pregnant.

  6. Kelly says:

    Smack down from the Daily Mail over the fake Katie Nichols UN info. Man, they got catty real fast, didn’t they? But is it done now, or has the battle just begun? *gets the popcorn*

  7. Anonymous says:

    She’s the youngest person there.

  8. Jackson says:

    Lovely. I see nothing inappropriate about the dress and it looks good on her.

  9. sosuzy says:

    It is lovely dress but I still think she is too thin. She would look magnificent with a little weight gain. Her build and bone structure are too big for her current weight.

  10. ladybert62 says:

    Hum – well I cant see the front of the dress but the pictures I do see, the color is OK (not great) and I cant decide about the dress. I just find naked arms/shoulders inappropriate at these type of events (yes I am thinking of you Mrs. Obama).

    She wears hair extensions?

  11. Franny says:

    Wasn’t it Charles that told Will to break it off back in the day? Not very supportive if you ask me. But hopefully that is all in the past.

    I don’t think I love this look as much. I liked it that she was always slightly covered up! It was a nice welcome change from all the tube tops and sparkly straps out there. Everyone needs to mix it up though I suppose

  12. sharylmj says:

    I love that dress on her.. she has smaller breasts so she doesn’t have any giant cleavage hanging out. It looks pretty and appropriate. Good for her to save the day for Prince Charles. She’s fitting right in!

  13. sharylmj says:

    SORRY DOUBLE POST.. I CAN’T STOP IT!!! I love that dress on her.. she has smaller breasts so she doesn’t have any giant cleavage hanging out. It looks pretty and appropriate. Good for her to save the day for Prince Charles. She’s fitting right in!

  14. ladybert62 says:

    I have never worn dresses like this so I am going to ask what is probably a stupid question – when these types of gowns are worn, dont women wear supporting underwear (bras?) – their boobs are always hanging low (sagging) unless of course they have had plastic surgery and have the casaba melon boobs which are horrible.

    So just a question from a dummie.

  15. Turd Fergussen says:

    Class act, this girl.

  16. jess says:

    can’t she just go away? i’m so sick of seeing her vapid, clown-like face

  17. spinner says:

    She looks lovely & I think the dress is totally appropriate. I think that is all her hair & it’s beautiful!

  18. Jackie says:

    looks like a tacky american pageant dress.

  19. Sydney says:

    I agree with Jackson and Spinner – she looks lovely, the dress is gorgeous and really suits her.

  20. TG says:

    @margo – So you do you think The Duchess should cover up like all those other matronly cows? She looks lovely though, I agree she could use a little weight on her, but the dress is appropriate in my book anyway. Just because everyone else is dumpy is no reason to hide your own awesomeness.

  21. blc says:

    beautiful. so, so beautiful. I agree she would probably look even better with a little more weight on her, but overall she is stunning.

  22. Obvious says:

    I think it’s a gorgeous dress, maybe not perfect for this event, but I like it all the same. =)

  23. Pyewacket says:

    Pageant dress, and that isn’t a compliment.

  24. Bella says:

    Is it me or does she look to be in her mid 30s to late 30s?

  25. The Original Mia says:

    It’s a gorgeous dress. She looks nice.

    That said the Daily Mail is full of it. There was no 24 hour notice. Charles knew of the state funeral last week after the Saudi prince died. Plans would have been made immediately to have Charles represent the UK at the funeral. Duchess had plenty of time to prepare herself for this event. Please, Palace, stop with the PR whitewash!

  26. fabgrrl says:

    I think she looks great. But, gawd, is she wearing platform shoes? Her legs make up 2/3rds of her body! I know she is tall and thin, but I never thought her legs were so disproportionately long. Kate, look into flats, girl!

  27. Green_Eyes says:

    I think she looks beautiful in this gown…it almost looks like a light Dove Gray color.. Agree a nice change in her normal style or color, Definitely looking like a Princess (Dutchess just sounds off looking so lovely).

  28. NaNa says:

    Stop the press! Waity might be pregnant!

    http://twitter.com/#!/IkonPictures

    If this is true then she would finally have a purpose in her otherwise meaningless life. Hurrah!!!

  29. Heine says:

    She looks lovely. I’ve never thought that showing your arms was inappropriate at these types of things, especially if you are young. I think the ‘appropriate’ arms-covered thing comes from older women not wanting to show their arms for various reasons and there are always lots of older women at these types of things. I doubt they care. They probably think she looks young and pretty.

    She is too thin though-still. She’s been too thin for awhile. I hope she does get preggo so she can gain a bit of weight and not look so scrawny.

  30. NancyMan says:

    Yo Jess, if you’re interested in people with less vapidity, you might want to consider another blog.

  31. AcornPaste says:

    She’s too… bony. Meh.

    UPDATE: The Daily Mail changed the article. Palace reveals that long white mark is a scar.

    Yeah right.

  32. Gine says:

    She looks lovely! And I always forget how TALL she is. She looks average next to Will since he’s tall too.

  33. Anastasia says:

    What’s that weird line in her hair just past her hairline and above her ear?

    The boobs are padded. Girlfriend’s got no boobs.

  34. Jen D says:

    @Jess

    Honestly, and this goes for everyone who posts things along the lines of “Who cares? I’m sick of this person,” you need to stop posting. It’s the easiest way to see less posts about a person. I can’t speak for the site, but I’m pretty sure they base a lot of of their posts on what gets the most comments. If they see a ton of comments about a celebrity (even the negative ones), they’re going to post about them.

  35. layla says:

    1. Gorgeous dress
    2. She needs to eat
    3. She has TERRIBLE posture!!!!

    Shouldn’t “princess training” involve at least some walking with a book on your head?! ;)

  36. Sumodo1 says:

    She looks lovely. Besides her wedding dress, this is THE FIRST MEMORABLE GOWN! Remember how Diana dressed? C’mon people! Memorable.

  37. mena says:

    I agree with the others, the dress is inappropriate. Wrong for the season. Wrong for the occasion.

    Kate is not in Miami. A whisper thin maxi dress with skinny straps and a plunging neckline doesn’t really work for a wet chilly autumn evening. Maybe her outfit could’ve worked at the Boodles Boxing Event, but not here. Not when she’s representing the Prince of Wales.

    IMO, at a function like this, Kate should’ve dressed more like the other guests. It wouldn’t have killed her! She looks very out of place, flashing so much skin when ALL the other guests are covered up. And covering up doesn’t automatically mean “matronly cow”. Kate covered up with an age-appropriate fuzzy little cardigan at her own wedding reception. She should’ve shown the same sensibility here.

    Besides, isn’t Kate supposed to be the symbolic leader of conservative & ladylike dressing? She sure didn’t look like it, at this event.

  38. kibbles says:

    Princess Charlene shows her arms and shoulders but still looks classy. It has to do more with the material and design of the dress than the fact that Kate is bearing her stick thin arms and shoulders. Her chest looks like there is some padding to give her added support and curves. Kate’s dress looks cheap. Like something you could find at any high school prom. I agree with another commenter that this is a beauty pageant gown which should not be taken as a compliment.

  39. L says:

    Keep in mind you are seeing 3 pictures of guests. Other ones I’ve seen there are women wearing cocktail dresses with a similiar styling to Kate’s.

    And the whole “ah! bare arms! It’s SOOO inappropriate” 1) Do you have any idea how hard it is to find evening wear with sleeves 2) It’s not 1855. It’s a pretty standard look for formal attire and has been for a while. It’s one thing if you are outside, but in a heated (most likely hot room with lots of people) it’s not a big deal.

  40. tmbg says:

    Good grief, she isn’t that scrawny. Is it that Americans are so used to seeing fat that a slim woman is foreign to them? (I’m from the US, but don’t understand this constant ragging on thinner people.) She lost some weight, but is far from unhealthy looking. Look at Donatella Versace’s daughter if you want to see someone with a true eating disorder.

    Kate also has muscle definition in her legs, which makes me wonder if she’s on a more strict exercise program. Plus as you get older, your face thins out and isn’t as plump as it once was. I’ve noticed that with Kate.

    I also notice that even the people in real life who say how thin and sickly she looks are overweight themselves. Namely my in-laws. They both could stand to lose at least 20 lbs. and can’t seem to understand that not everyone wants to shove food into their mouths 24/7. And woe to the person who dares to say that Melissa McCarthy or Gabourey Sidibe need to put the burgers down.

    She looks nice here – more modern and fresh. It’s a flattering dress.

  41. blonde on the dock says:

    Honestly, some of you sound like stuffy old prigs! She’s gorgeous, classy and young. What’s wrong with showing your shoulders?

  42. Mi says:

    I like Kate in this dress and witht her hair up like that, it really suits her. I don’t think that it is inappropriate just young and we haven’t seen her really dress “young” in a while. I do think that she could probably gain a couple of kilos but she doesn’t look scarily thin in these prictures. And I think it’s also good for her to do some solo work and trying to find her own way in the Firm.

  43. UpperMia says:

    sigh. much too skinny. she needs to gain a few stat!

    ps: @ tmbg: i’m european.

  44. kazoo says:

    @aenflex, i agree. you can always tell when a person is underweight for their body type by certain parts of their body that refuse to get any smaller.

  45. tmbg says:

    Well, I’m going to have to disagree with the majority of posters on here. She looks good and doesn’t need to gain weight. If she’s comfortable with the way she looks, then that should be enough. She has a stronger support system than Di had and I really think they would be intervening if they thought Kate was in any kind of danger regarding her health.

    I also want to add that I’m about 15 lbs. under what a 5’7 woman should weigh and my doctor, who’s very observant and diligent, never worries about it. And believe me, she’d say something if she thought it was an issue.

  46. Hausfrau says:

    1) we don’t know what _all_ the other guests were dressed like; there’s only 3 other women in these photos, all which are of an age and/or body type where covered arms are appropriate;

    2) while she does look incredibly thin, her arms are quite toned and absolutely do not have a stick-like quality to them.

    3) this dove gray color is actually completely on trend for fall, it’s everywhere from dresses to nail polish- and since I doubt she schlepped to the event on the Tube, whatever may be “appropriate for a wet, chilly autumn evening” (you’d like to see Uggs and a trench coat?) is pretty much irrelevant.

    It’s not a home run, but she looks beautiful and classy all the same.

  47. original kate says:

    i didn’t realize she was so tall! she looks like a friendly giant.

  48. Hmmm says:

    She has absolutely no taste. The dress is inelegant. I imagine seeing it on a Hollywood bimbo on the red carpet.

  49. TG says:

    @tmbg – The reason you are 15 lbs under the average of a 5’7″ woman is because the average is not good or healthy. I am comparing the Duchess with photos of her before the engagement when she was slightly heavier, but in no way fat and still looked very slim and atheletic.

  50. Alexis says:

    The dress is fine! I don’t think it’s inappropriate at all.

    @tmbg – so I’m not tolerant of flubber, and I really hate how “curvy” has come to mean fat. I’m also 5’7″ and low/below the recommended range for my height. That means nothing; I am young and have a small frame. Someone with my same stats could be very unhealthy. You don’t have to be uber PC or fat to see what’s obvious— Kate’s not healthy thin. There are tons of very skinny actresses who are not as unhealthy-looking as Kate (Gwyneth Paltrow and January Jones come to mind). Just because you tone your arms doesn’t mean you’re at a healthy weight. I actually think the dress plays up how large her frame is for her weight.

    BTWs, if she’s wearing extensions now, that supports the ED theory. Kate has always had thick, long hair naturally.

  51. Melissa says:

    I’m with #37 – her posture is terrible.

  52. podzol says:

    St James Palace/Kate’s media handlers micromanage her brand very overzealously but in a counterproductive way I find. For example, you can be almost be assured that anything that is discussed about her will prompt a clarification the next day from her handlers, even if the issue is completely ridiculous. Best not to give legitimacy to wacky claims, St James. That’s a lot of time wasted instead of careening her image towards something truly more productive.

    It gives off a strong vibe that whatever move she does is just a response to what the public wants her to be as opposed to presenting the world who she is and what her ambitions are — that in essence, she’s a hollow shell.

  53. tmbg says:

    I don’t know; I must not be seeing things the way everyone else does. To me, Giuliana Rancic, Rachel Zoe and Angelina Jolie look very unhealthy. Kate did weigh more a few years back and certainly wasn’t overweight, but IMO, she’s still looking toned and good. Now if she lost more, I’d say it’s time to worry, but at the weight she’s at now, she looks damn good.

    Just my humble opinion. I know it won’t change any minds, but I felt the need to say it anyway.

  54. OriginalGracie says:

    @Jen D: Here, here and I heartily agree with your comments.

    Also, the horrible bitchy comments grate on me too. If you hate her, why are you reading this story about her??

  55. snapnhiss says:

    I don’t care for the dress, the trim is kind of tacky and I think she’s painfully thin but god, she’s so charming and gracious! Look how focused she is on each person she’s talking with, as if they’re the most important person in the room. She’s really a lovely woman.

    Edited to add: her posture might look a little stooped but the alternative would be to stand up straighter and look down her nose at the much shorter guests. She’s just trying to narrow the height gap.

  56. Elena says:

    It’s not the best dress but I like Kate a lot! I would only want her to put on some weight but that’s not my call, anyway.

  57. tracking says:

    I like the dress and think she wears it well, but agree she’s too thin and the hair, though pretty, is a little informal and librarian-y for the event.

  58. mena says:

    @ Hausfrau, If you read that whole post, maybe you would’ve gotten the point. Kate had covered up in a little angora cardigan for a spring evening reception. She looked perfectly youthful & ladylike.

    There’s nothing wrong with covering up. Kate has carried it off very well in the past. It doesn’t make her a “matronly cow” and she doesn’t need to wear “Uggs and a trench coat” to do it.

    Here we are at the end of October. Kate was representing Prince Charles & his charity at an intimate formal dinner for 30 people and that’s the dress she chose? It didn’t work.

    This was Kate’s first solo event. It wasn’t a complete disaster but it wasn’t a total success either.

  59. Reece says:

    I like it esp the color. Not inappropriate at all.
    I saw the headline before they changed it. Maybe because I have scars.(big ones) That never looked like hair extensions to me.

  60. SamiHami says:

    She looks really good. Great dress, beautiful hair (as always). I like her.

  61. hazeldazel says:

    ehh… the dress doesn’t work for her. it’s slightly too big for her (notice the way it gapes in the bodice) and the color does nothing for her. It’s not shockingly bad or anything, it’s just a big ole meh.

  62. Kim says:

    The dress is cheap looking, unflattering on her and not appropriate for this event at all.

  63. Diane says:

    I think she looks lovely and it looks like the gentlemen think so too!

  64. cerulean says:

    I don’t think she is showing too much skin. But the dress screams Emcee at a beauty pageant.

    Nothing wrong with slim but hers does not look natural. It makes her look like a tranny. Like a straight up lad. Boy she is mannish.

  65. layla says:

    @#57:
    … her posture might look a little stooped but the alternative would be to stand up straighter and look down her nose at the much shorter guests. She’s just trying to narrow the height gap.
    ———————

    I disagree. One can stand tall and be engaged without “looking down ones nose” – that’s more of an attitude trait than a result of good posture.

    To me (and I am completely guessing here) – I’d say Kate was a tall adolescent trying to hide ones height to fit in – hence the slouch and rolled shoulders as an adult.

    As a tall kid, I am glad my parents always told me to stand tall and stop slouching down to my peers.

  66. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    All she had to do was have dinner with 30 people, and she looks awkward doing it. Is there anyone on this earth that is even more USELESS than this woman? I can’t think of any. Even the “reality show” losers that pass for celebrities these days have a job: doing a tv show. When Kate is below reality show losers on the work ethic scale, that’s really sad.

    A pregnancy announcement will come sooner than they first predicted. It’s a sure way to stop the public backlash against Kate. Just like reality show losers, the royal family will play the “pregnancy” card. Just watch.

  67. Nymeria says:

    Duchess Dude strikes again.

    Her boobs look padded. Her head & arms look disproportionately large on her gaunt frame. She looks like she’s dying of the plague & it’s all she can do to hold that glass of champagne.

  68. Turtle Dove says:

    Stunning. She gets an A+ on this look.

  69. Britt says:

    @10

    This is not the 60′s where women need to be dressed in robes going to a gala! Step into the 21st century, there is no need to wear dresses with sleeves, who does that anyway?!

  70. Sara says:

    I think she’s too thin to be a good role model. Remember when Diana was sick and she got super skinny? I think Kate looks like she doesn’t eat enough.

  71. Me says:

    I love her but the girl is all head and shoulders and Im not talking about her shampoo preferences.

  72. Scout says:

    Lovely! So nice to see her in something so – well – youthful!

  73. Hyo says:

    What is that dress. The silver detailing is ugly, it cheapens the dress. The runway version has black trimmings and it looks more elegant than the one Kate is wearing. It’s an Amanda Wakeley dress.

    Nice hairstyle, for once. I guess the hair extensions being revealed means Kate’s “lovely hair” that many people are so envious about is all fake. No need to be jealous, folks! All you need is a trip to the hair salon to get Kate’s hair! Literally!

    She has terrible posture with her shoulders slumped and her hips shoved forward. This is not because she wanted to “bridge the height gaps” or whatever the hell excuse some people are coming up with now for Kate’s terrible posture. That’s been her posture forever, something that she hasn’t found the time (in 10 years of doing nothing but waiting) to correct.

    And her torso is way too thin. Her arms are not toned, they’re big and bony because that is Kate’s body type. That’s her build. She is not a naturally thin person, she is big-boned and tall. So when she loses a lot of weight, her arms and legs still look bigger. She’s not gonna get any leaner than this and that’s what fools some people into thinking she’s still so toned and healthy when she’s not.

    You only have to look at her huge head compared to her tiny upper body to see she’s not at a healthy weight right now and her body is so disproportionate. Her lollipop head has gotten worse since the engagement was announced.

    I think we’d be seeing Kate going to these events often, because this is the only “charity work” she’s done so often in the past. And the “focus” someone mentioned before? That’s her way of staring at people like she did when she visited the riot victims. She just stared at people like she was drilling a hole into them, while William talked. Doesn’t mean she’s actually connecting with them. She has a nice smile, but I don’t see any warmth from her at all.

    I don’t think she has much to say either — she asked the Queen if Faberge eggs are still being produced. Being an Art student, that’s something she should have known. The Queen didn’t look quite pleased.

    Still, good for her for doing something. The trip to the hairdresser this week was worth it.

  74. ruby says:

    It’s quite amusing how her “breasts” are so obviously padding. I have flat-chested friends who wear this type of dress exactly, so believe me I know how it looks.

    Also, can we stop pretending this girl (or her sister) are pretty ? Because they’re not. Marrying the prince has not made her any prettier than the average woman she is, for heaven’s sake ! She just gets more expensive clothes and hairstylists.

    Sorry for bitching, but it really annoys me how everyone seems to idolize her. My grandmother has this puppy like adoration for her, and it really gets on my nerves.She is not the new Diana, and the comparison is distinctly unflattering to her.

  75. JulieM says:

    The dress looks like a bridesmaid dress. And you can see her pelvic bones through the skirt. And her sternum. She is emaciated.

    Waity is the last person in the world I would idolize. There simply is no there there.

  76. Andie B says:

    She looks quite lovely. Poised and elegant. I am getting a slight blue colour in the dress. It is a tad ‘beauty pageant’ but if anyone can pull it off she can.

  77. Aurelia says:

    Waity has been padding her tits out for many months now. She is partially emaciated. You can even see her narrow hip bones sticking out under her tacky dress. I imagine her boobs look just like the photo of rat like nicole ritchie when she looked like a cadaver running down the beach in a blue bikini thinking we all envied her.

    I agree, just because she still has some muscle definition (her eating disorder hasn’t eaten it away just yet) in her upper arm, does not mean she is a healthy weight. It just means she continues to do weight resistance training which will keep definition up.

  78. P.J. says:

    @LadyBert – Couture gowns like this one generally have the bra built-in to the dress. That ensures the dress will always fit correctly, plus there are no straps that could show.

    I find it refreshing to see women like Kate who are beautiful and elegant and don’t have enormous fake breasts that are so popular with celebs.

  79. P.J. says:

    @LadyBert – Couture gowns like this one generally have the bra built-in to the dress. That ensures the dress will always fit correctly, plus there are no straps that could show.

    I find it refreshing to see women like Kate who are beautiful and elegant and don’t have enormous fake breasts that are so popular with celebs.

  80. IAMEROK says:

    UGH can we stop with the “She’s too skinny” comments! LAWD A MERCY! Not everyone who is slim is an anorexic or bulimic!! Kate looks toned and healthy, so does Pippa! I don’t really care for either of them, but as a runner I get called pro-ana, anorexic, bulimic, and starved. FYI Running makes you slender!!! Eating clean makes you slender!! Maybe the obese people that constantly whine about how they are so discriminated against, should get off the couch, eat some REAL NUTRITIOUS foods and go for a run or hey a WALK even!! Our bodies don’t take a rocket scientist to operate. Being Healthy and fit is our evolutionary duty on this earth! Sorry to rant!!

  81. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    Kate would look so much better and represent a healthier role model if she gained at least twenty to thirty pounds, the extreme skinniness makes her look ill and not a good example for todays youth who idolize her.

  82. Anonymous says:

    If that’s a scar on her head, why didn’t it show up in one of the gazillions of photos taken during the Canadian tour?

    Give me a break.

  83. AngelMay says:

    Busted. Girlfriend has had a brow lift.

  84. Mi says:

    Someone said that her pelvic bone is sticking out in one picture but frankly I can’t see it. Does someone else see it?

  85. Lindy says:

    I like her hair pulled back this way–I find when she wears it down, it is just too heavy, and weighs her down.

  86. anne_000 says:

    Daily Mail regarding her scar:

    “Underneath Kate’s stylish half-up, half-down hairstyle a prominent three-inch scar could be seen on the side of her left temple.

    A spokesman for the Duchess at St James’s Palace confirmed last night that it was the result of surgery as a young child. ‘The scar related to a childhood operation,’ they said.

    The palace declined to discuss what kind of operation because it was, they said, a private matter.

    Senior royal sources also confirmed that it had been ‘a very serious operation’ but declined to comment further.

    John Scurr, consultant surgeon at the Lister Hospital in London, said it was unlikely to have been the result of a tumour.

    ‘I really doubt it was any serious medical condition and I would say it is as a result of an arteriovenous malformation – a birthmark – being removed, ‘ he said.

    ‘It is remarkable, given the measurement, that no-one has noticed before.’

    Kate is not alone in having a prominent childhood scar on her head. Her husband, William, bears a large zig-zag mark on his forehead as a result of being hit with a golf club when he was 13. He calls it his ‘Harry Potter scar’.”

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2054129/Kate-Middleton-scar-Serious-childhood-operation-left-huge-mark-Duchess-head.html

  87. Poppy says:

    The Saudi crown prince died early Saturday morning in a NY hospital, the funeral was on Tuesday , from pictures of the funeral there didn’t seem to be any prominent westerners in view (foreign royals, presidents etc.) the official visitors may have arrived after the funeral to pay respects.

    Kate would have known she was to be a stand in by Monday/Tuesday I would think, so she had a few days to prepare. This dress isn’t that bad, for a bridesmaid or a school prom but Its a bit tacky/barbie doll for a princess at a charity dinner, there is just something so ‘trying too hard’ about it, but I won’t complain about Kate today at least she is doing something.

    BTW Kate’s Faberge question wasn’t all that dopey , yes they do still produce Faberge eggs, not the imperial master pieces of Peter Carl Faberge but his grandson and great granddaughters still design jewellery and object d’art for the company . The eggs are now pendant size. Still Kate should have known that, it only takes a quick google to gather a bit of information on any subject or organization she will be dealing with. Maybe she’s too clueless or too lazy to do a bit of research.

  88. Poppy says:

    The Saudi crown prince died early Saturday morning in a NY hospital, the funeral was on Tuesday , from pictures of the funeral there didn’t seem to be any prominent westerners in view (foreign royals, presidents etc.) the official visitors may have arrived after the funeral to pay respects.

    Kate would have known she was to be a stand in by Monday/Tuesday I would think, so she had a few days to prepare. This dress isn’t that bad, for a bridesmaid or a school prom but Its a bit tacky/barbie doll for a princess at a charity dinner, there is just something so ‘trying too hard’ about it, but I won’t complain about Kate today at least she is doing something.

    BTW Kate’s Faberge question wasn’t all that dopey , yes they do still produce Faberge eggs, not the imperial master pieces of Peter Carl Faberge but his grandson and great granddaughters still design jewellery and object d’art for the company . The eggs are now pendant size. Still Kate should have known that, it only takes a quick google to gather a bit of basic information on any subject or organization she will be dealing with. Maybe she’s too clueless or too lazy to do a bit of research.

  89. Cleo says:

    that looks like a 70s nightgown/evening dress from Charlie’s Angel but she has an impossibly clean lean long silhouette so she can wear it effortlessly – if she actually wore beautiful clothes, the Germans would start WW3.

  90. iseepinkelefants says:

    mena – thank you. Finally someone said it. It’s autumn in London, not July in St. Tropez. That robe 70′s thing she wore to the last event would have been more appropriate. The dress looks ridiculous (especially when you take into account the age of the guests) and she looks ridiculous (her body proportions look freakish). She kind of reminds me of Rachel Zoe hiding her anorexic body by constantly wearing flowing dresses. The bodice is caving in thanks to her no boobs.

    And for the people taking the anorexic comments to heart (because they’re so skinny and Kate’s just like meeeeeee! *eyeroll*). I’m 5’6 125, so I’m not a fatty fatty two by four picking on her weight because I hate myself. She’s anorexic or exercise/calories obsessed, get over it. And if you look exactly like Kate, walking around like an upside down triangle/lollipop head you need help. Have a sandwich (or 4) please.

  91. Calli Pygian says:

    Dress is meh. Too much skin for this event. Cups are gapping laterally.

    Just too thin. No ass. None whatsoever.

  92. LAK says:

    As always, i am going to cheer that she did something at last.

    Kaiser, re_ the january countdown, what do you say there will be a BIG announceent that means she won’t have to work on those charities after all.

    There have been announcements in the past giving deadlines as to when she would start working, but is somehow derailed by something else that means she can’t work,yet.

  93. AcornPaste says:

    Waity has the unenviable ability to make any dress she wears look cheap. She was never one to get her dress choices right. *sad face*

  94. murt says:

    She looks great – if she does have a weave I wonder who does it – I want one like it!!

    I don’t get the arguments on what’s appropriate or not appropriate here – this stuff also comes up in relation to Fergie – it’s the Royal family after all! They are all a bunch of crooks! Prince Charles’s trip to suck up to the Saudis is just one example of that.

  95. victoria says:

    she’s not wearing extensions, she has a scar on the right side of her head from a childhood accent (Prince William actually has one too)

  96. theaPie says:

    I don’t see any pelvic bones protruding, nor do I see any protruding sternum. Overweight America no longer knows what a slim person looks like. LOL

  97. lolaluvsu says:

    I don’t know. The posture or the shoulder straps are annoying. Is it because she’s leaning in to listen? Very weird position. Dress is pretty though.

  98. brabgg says:

    —————————————-
    Ruby:
    Also, can we stop pretending this girl (or her sister) are pretty ? Because they’re not. Marrying the prince has not made her any prettier than the average woman she is, for heaven’s sake ! She just gets more expensive clothes and hairstylists.

    Sorry for bitching, but it really annoys …..She is not the new Diana, and the comparison is distinctly unflattering to her.

    .JulieM:

    October 27th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    The dress looks like a bridesmaid dress. And you can see her pelvic bones through the skirt. And her sternum. She is emaciated.
    —————————————-

    Thank you Ruby , I am so sick of the press calling this average woman Stunning, when she’s not. She is ok.

    And she is too thin She looks like the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson.

    Looks also like Kate wears extensions.

  99. flan says:

    Glad to see she’s finally doing something. Now I hope she won’t go back to being her lazy self for another couple of months before doing something useful by herself again.

    And I do like the dress on her.

  100. Loralei says:

    Glad to see her not dressed like Nancy Reagan for a change

  101. Emily says:

    @ iseepink elephants (94)

    YES! This so much!!!

    All you have to do is look at pictures of her a few years ago to know that this isn’t normal. Although I think that Kate is naturally better-looking, at the moment Pippa looks a lot healthier and prettier.

  102. tarpa says:

    She’s so overrated, what a average everyday any mall in the world looking girl. She always looks like the secrectary someone dressed up. She’s also way too thin, She and Pippa are rather plain janes the press are promoting to the hilt. Kate looks right boyish in that dress. Her body is all flat, skin and bones. I wonder how guys have sex with a bone, she’s all jutting pelvic bone and terrible posture. No where does the Palace say she’s not wearing extensions.

  103. MissVJJ says:

    Beautiful!! Keep doing your thing Kate.

  104. Kerrie says:

    I think Kate is an amazing women but I have to agree with the others comments, she is too thin for her bone structure. Her arms and head just look huge.

  105. diana says:

    eww…terrible choice, terrible posture and i’ve always wondered what exactly are the guests telling her that she laughs CONSTANTLY. ear to ear grind with the mouth wide open. that is not happy is just posing happy. i agree she loves her man, but boy this girl is one freak with her manly arms next to this weird torso and half bent back. no lips, no butt, no boobs, lots of hair on her exposed arms, and lots of make-up, thick layers of “natural” colors….eww all around the world. ok and lets stop pretend she is working….compare this with….

    princess of Denmark four kids, no royal blood and drop dead beautiful!

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/life/2008-09/04/content_6999107_3.htm