Duchess Kate has straight hair, repeats a red LK Bennett coat in Wales: pretty?

Here are some new photos of Duchess Kate and Prince William on Saturday in Wales. They attended the “Autumn International rugby match between Wales and New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium” in Cardiff, as well as a reception for the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust. So, like, it was a Welsh rugby match I guess, plus a charity stop. According to the Mail, Wales lost the rugby match, so the royals weren’t good luck charms or anything. Apparently, the red (which both William and Kate are wearing to various degrees) is for Wales… which I know from reading Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry book, in which she described Richard Burton’s gift to her of a beautiful ruby. He told her “Red is for Wales.” Which is as good a reason as any to have sexy with a Welshman… you might get a ruby out of it! I’m only half-joking.

Anyway, Kate wore a red/claret LA Bennett Ami coat, which is a repeat. Kate also wore this coat (with a different belt) last year in Copenhagen, when she and William did an appearance on behalf of UNICEF. For the Wales appearance, Kate wore the coat with its original belt, which looks much better than the tacky-looking, pleather-looking belt she wore last year. Her purse is apparently Gucci, which means it’s something pretty pricey. I don’t mind Kate’s repeats in general, and my only complaint is when she repeats an outfit to a public function with a few days or weeks of wearing it for the first time. Like, she wore a pink coatdress for the first time on a Friday, and then a few days later she wore it again. I find that lazy, especially when she has so many clothes already. But this is the first time we’ve seen this coat in a year, so I’m fine with it. Plus, I just love her in red. It’s a great color for her.

Shall we talk about Kate’s hair? NO SAUSAGE CURLS!!! Without the sausage curls, her hair looks really long, really shiny, really healthy, and really, really thick. Isn’t it weird that when her hair is curled, it looks increasingly fake (like a weave/extensions), but when it’s straight, it looks pretty real? That being said, I do think Kate is getting some “support” with her hair. It’s just not as obvious when her hair is straight.

Photos courtesy of WENN.com.

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  1. Amelia says:

    The grin is getting a bit manic again 0_o
    Calm down, Waity, no-one from the home countries has won yet. Ugh, we’ve been doing so badly lately – England lost to South Africa, Wales to New Zealand and Scotland lost to Tonga.
    Does anyone else think William looks particularly Edward-y in a few of these pictures?

  2. Sachi says:

    She looks so much better when she has more weight on her. Her face looks softer and younger. Her arms are bigger and she looks more filled out.

    This is her natural body frame, not the gaunt, skeletal Kate in 2011 that her fans were claiming was Kate’s “fit, toned, and athletic” body that Kate has always had. Nope. This right here was Kate’s figure since she graduated from University up until her engagement in 2010.

    Her hair also looks good. She actually looks more professional and grown up without the juvenile curls. Still boring, but one step at a time. :D

    That last photo of William is so unflattering. Where have his looks gone? At least Charles has charm, no matter how ugly he can look.

    • bluhare says:

      When did she get the bangs? I dont’ remember those before.

      • Sachi says:

        I think she got a haircut last week. She’s been seen out and about several times and her new hairstyle was obvious from the photos.

        There were photos of her snapped by random people when she was out shopping (all by herself) shortly after that trip to the Christmas Bazaar with Pippa, walking around the park with Autumn Phillips, I believe, and then another photo of her stopping by a Starbuck’s while tagging Lupo along.

    • LAK says:

      do you remember the wiglet line that was so obvious during the asian tour? i can’t unsee it. It’s all i see in her hair right now.

      Straight hair is so much better for blending wigs/extensions into the natural hair.

      • Hmmm says:

        I have noticed that line in every single picture from the beginning. It’s so obvious. Half her hair is fake.

      • HoustonGrl says:

        I just don’t get it, why is real hair not enough these days? She looks way different than she used to.

      • Sachi says:

        Yes, LAK, that line in her hair during the Asian tour that looked separate from the rest of her head was hilarious.

        It’s all I think about too, especially when some people say her hair is all natural and it’s so pretty and glorious. :D

        Um, no. Dozens of photos of Kate all over the internet from her days as William’s GF show her hair was anything but full, thick, and shiny. She gets lots of help in that department.

      • GoodCapon says:

        Could you post some pics of the wiglet line LAK?

      • LAK says:

        At goodcapon: here you go.


        at risk of boring you, let me walk you through what i see and now can’t unsee.

        start at the parting at her hairline and travel upwards to what appears to be a T cross in the middle of her head The parting then inexplicably starts at a different start point from the T junction. The horizontal line at the T junction seems to be the start of the wiglet.

        If you follow the line across from that point to the curls, you can see two very different textures of hair. The wiglet hair is shorter, bushier and drier presumably due to humidity where as the curls underneath to her collar bone are glossy and perfect.

        i would say that the glossy curls are her own hair and the wiglet is attached high up in the middle of her head.

        when you look at subsequent pictures, including the one above, it’s the same line running along her hair and again difference in texture of the wiglet vs her own hair that is the give away.

      • Pandora says:

        I think it’s a case of people seeing what they want to see. Just studied those pics pretty hard and can’t see anything remotely wig-like. I can definitely see the humidity affecting her hair though. Who’s daft enough to wear extensions to a humid country where white-girl hair doubles in crazy volume anyway?

  3. alons-y alonso says:

    I want that coat. I need it in my wardrobe

  4. Pandora says:

    Pretty sure Kate’s hair is unadulterated. Doubt extensions are deemed all that classy by the upper crust. And why bother with a weave when you’ve got so much glorious hair of your own?

  5. GoodCapon says:

    Someone please, please, please tell her she looks x100 better when she leaves the sausage curls at home! And she has side bangs too! Doubleplusgood!!! But I still don’t know what she finds so hilariously funny talking to strangers…

    Since Kaiser brought it up, I still believe that she wears hair weaves. Her hair was never that thick prior to the wedding. Her “scar” also has a tendency to move around
    http://i46.tinypic.com/2cdak4w.jpg then it moved to somewhere above her ear

  6. Birdie says:

    she needs shorter hair and some hairstyle for events like that.

  7. LisaMarie says:

    I’m thinkin the prince is the one who needs the hair help here

    • Esmom says:

      Poor guy. His hair reminds me of my husband’s when he gave up the Rogaine. It worked but he felt like he was a slave to it and was like “eff this, I’m not doing it anymore.”

      Now Wills needs to do what my husband did, just shave it all off.

  8. Meerkat says:

    I find Kate very bland. And the awful grinning and Pippa do! What happened to William? He looks middle-aged.

  9. Sloane Wyatt says:

    I’m on bump watch, and I believe Mrs. Cambridge is a tad thicker – which looks great on her!

  10. Lee says:

    I love the coat and like her hair straightened. Good to see them out and about again.

  11. Dani says:

    I don’t see the issue with her repeating outfits? If she didn’t we would call her vain and materialistic, and now that she does we call her lazy and boring? I don’t get it.

  12. Izzy4ya says:

    Oh William….jaysus…..Prince Charles looks more youthful.

  13. GrandPoobah says:

    I think her hair looks even more fake now that I’m seeing it straight. Not that it really matters-whoever is doing her extensions does a beautiful job.

    I don’t think it’s lazy for her to repeat outfits-sometimes you get something you really like and want to show it off. Kate, being a ‘normal’ chick would seemingly have zero issues with repeating outfits she liked unlike a born royal who would have more of a stick up her but lt about such things.

    • LAK says:

      The born royals are forever repeating outfits. Princess Anne is the queen of repeating outfits, some as old as 25 or 30yrs ago when first worn and seen since on many occasions.

      It’s the marrying-in royals who persist in showcasing new outfits all the time, not just Kate. they all dress how they think a royal should dress. every single one of them from Diana onwards except Camilla. She repeats her outfits several times a year. The problem is no one is interested in her fashion style except to lampoon her, so no one sees that she’s quite thrifty in her clothes and accessories.

  14. juicyjackie says:

    Its alleged there will be a pregnancy announcement within the next month – man they are gonna be some super cute babies!

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      A little girl who looks like Diana would be the best!
      I kind of like Kate…she doesn’t seem like a bitch or anything like that to me…I’d hate to be married to Wills, though. Not because he looks like hell, but because he seems so wimpy, wimpy, wimpy….

  15. Meerkat says:

    It’s William”s pained expressions – as though he’s constipated – trying so hard to look as if he is even remotely interested in these little people. One must do one’s duty!

    Diana was mad, bad and dangerous but she was much more fun than the Bland and Boring. Harry? Well, definitely her son…

  16. LeslieM says:

    I don’t see why people complain about her. Her hair looks really beautiful here and her coat with the original belt looks great. It’s her sister who’s so trashy. I can’t stand her. Her book is a joke. She hangs out with guys who point fake guns. It’s like they are from two different families.

  17. luc4urself says:

    I totally agree with whoever said Kate is bland, she is so basic, she is nothing special, despite the press ,mainly the Brit press, trying to convince us she’s something we haven’t seen before, she’s not, she’s just a average looking girl. Neither she or William have very much charisma.
    Without Harry around them they are both like watching paint dry.

    Also even the Daily Mail wrote that Kate wore extensions,but she went totally ballistic and the paper changed the headline a few hours after they printed it, but they NEVER made a retraction that she wasn’t wearing extensions, all they said was she had some scar on her head.
    That scar was totally a rubber edge of an extension. I see them put in actresses heads all the time , Kate had the same thing in.

    • LAK says:

      my goodness, that is a very observant point! DM never apologised or retracted their statement. They said that Kate had a scar from a childhood injury….but didn’t outright deny the extensions. i think we all got snowed, even if we didn’t believe the scar story!!!

      And the original story accusing her of the extensions can’t be found anywhere on the internet!!!