Duchess Kate in pale pink McQueen for her last pregnant appearance: lovely?

Here are some nice new photos of the last (officially now) public appearance for Duchess Kate before she gives birth. Last Thursday, Kate did her last solo appearance for a cruise liner christening (she’s the “godmother” of the ship), and Saturday’s activities are widely considered to be Kate last “for real now” appearance before giving birth next month. Kate, William and Harry (and everyone else) attended the Trooping the Colours parade for the Queen’s birthday. Everybody got to ride in carriages and all of the men (and HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne) got to wear their military finery.

Kate rode in the carriage with Duchess Camilla and Prince Harry. I’m including a photo where Harry is looking at Kate like she’s the love of his life, so… I don’t know. I think Harry always looks at every woman like that. He falls in love fifty times a day. Prince William wasn’t in the carriage because he was “on duty” as a colonel of the Irish Guards (thus his red uniform), and he rode on horseback with his dad behind the Queen’s glass carriage. After the carriage ride, Kate joined the royal family on the balcony to watch the jets put on a show.

Kate’s coat is Alexander McQueen, surprisingly enough. I’m guessing it’s Sarah Burton for McQueen because… yeah. It just looks like Sarah Burton. The Jane Corbett hat is a repeat, a recognize it from an appearance last year where Kate wore another pink coatdress. The pink is… okay, I guess. I like Kate in bolder, vivid colors, but she’s got a real love for pastels. This is too saccharine for my taste, and it makes me wonder why she’s all “PINK!” for her last appearance. Is she expecting a girl after all? *please don’t name her Diana, please don’t name her Diana*

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  1. Meredith says:

    What the heck faces are the York girls making?! It’s like they want to take bad pictures! Eugenie is cute but again wearing a frumpy outfit. Sigh.

  2. Lara says:

    I was there! Due to where I work I got tickets for the trooping. The Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne were in touching distance but unfortunately Prince Harry was not. Well I say unfortunately but it was probably for the best, I would have only have been arrested as I tried to jump in the carriage.

  3. The Wizz says:

    Ooh Harry you can look at me like that any day.

  4. Deedee says:

    Is Kate going to be a first time mother or first time great grandmother in this outfit? I can’t imagine Alexander McQueen would be happy with his name on this housecoat.

  5. RocketMerry says:

    Ah! I love how her coat is the same exact colour as Harry’s face.
    She looks cute and healthy.

    Side note, is it really that cold in England, still? Here in Italy we’re suffocating.

  6. Jules says:

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Diana had style Waity will never have.

  7. Amy says:

    Again with the fiddling with the hair – stop that!

    i LOLd at the York girls picture.

  8. Kate says:

    I kinda love the way Harry, William and Kate seem to have a nice friendship.

    I wonder if they’d name her (if the baby is a girl) Frances, Diana’s middle name? Little less obvious than ‘Diana’ but gets the job done of honoring the late mother.

  9. JulieM says:

    Geez, Harry almost looks cross eyed in that one picture. I don’t get exactly why he seems so enamored with Kate. But, with the exception of Chelsy, most of his girlfriends have been a little on the, um, how should I say this, non intellectual side. Maybe that’s why.

    • LAK says:

      Press always choose photos of Harry/Kate which look like Harry is enamoured of Kate irrespective of what the videos show. It’s a favourite press narrative to push a possible potential unspoken romance between the two.

      • Barhey says:

        I honestly think Harry just puts her at ease. You can tell how anxious she gets at these outings, and William isn’t much help because he’s not expressive at all. Harry jokes around with her and I think it helps her keep calm. Which is nice of him =]

      • JulieM says:

        Thanks Lak, I think you and Barhey both make a lot of sense.

      • FLORC says:

        After you posted about a (pre?) engagement interview with Harry talking about how he seemed to mention lightly, in passing they thought William would be a bachelor for a while and then how he was excited to get to know Kate it makes sense that the press wants to show the other royals as having a great time with Kate. After that article and articles that spun off of such a tiny tid bit I just think he’s a sweet guy looking forward to being an uncle. There’s no true affection there aside from getting along for family.

  10. ncboudicca says:

    God help her, Kate makes Camilla look stylish.

    Love the way HM the Queen seems to be grinning directly at the camera in that last photo.

  11. DanaG says:

    It’s pretty but boring. I doubt the baby will have Diana as a first name but second is a strong possiblity. Would never be Frances as a first name cause Queen Frances sucks. There is a limited range of names for a baby girl who is to become the Queen. those York girls are just not very attractive are they? Beatrice is not pretty on her best days but geez she was downright scary ugly in some of those shots. Takes after her mother too much and she isn’t going to age well. Good thing she has money and a title. LOL Neither of those girls can dress you would think they would learn not to listen to there mother. While Kate can be boring at least she looks pretty and boring.

    • FLORC says:

      Whatever the baby is named once they ascend the throne they can change their name.

      And Bea is a very stylish girl. Here and there you see her with her bf and she dresses 100% different and very chic. And Eug has some incredible glamour shots if you just google her. And Kate’s prettiness is also not aging well. It’s all from edited photos to make her look good. The extra pregnancy weight in her face has helped lots too.

  12. Banskygirl says:

    What is wrong with Kate’s mouth? Makes the strangest huge faces when not grinning

  13. GiGi says:

    I would expect the baby’s name will have to be “approved” – so I bet Diana is out as a first name.

    Also – I’ve never really cared about how little Kate works, but recently I’ve been noticing how much the other royal houses are “working” – multiple appearances every day some of them – and it really makes the Brits look like hermits by comparison!

  14. Christin says:

    I think her outfit is a statement that it’s a girl. It’s just a bit too obvious. And, if you just go by the photos, Harry seems to have a better rapport with Kate (body language wise) than her husband.

  15. Jacqueline says:

    In that one picture, it looks like Harry is putting his hand up saying, “No, Kate, KEEP YOUR HANDS OUT OF YOUR HAIR.” And William’s expression is “do you know what happened to the last person who said that??”

  16. Poink517 says:

    She REALLY needs to cut her hair. It looks pretty bad.

  17. janie says:

    I think she looks lovely. She is probably so glad she is done with the public & can just enjoy the rest of her pregnancy. I think Harry really likes Kate & tries to step up when he can. The York girls? It’s all been said.

  18. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    I want to know what the York sisters were looking at to be making those faces.

  19. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    Poor Bea and Eu. They always get photographed looking doofy.

    • JulieM says:

      Those two really do photograph poorly. I think they are more attractive than how they come out in photos. But does anyone ever notice that William’s mouth is always open, just like Beatrice. She is constantly criticized for it, while William is not. He also photographs very awkwardly.

  20. LAK says:

    I didn’t like this hat the first time she wore it, but looking back at the pictures, it was the dress [too dark a pink and badly tailored] and shoes [those nude pumps]that were throwing off the hat. She was also overly tanned and with strong make up

    This shade of pink matches the hat perfectly, and the shape of the dress as well as the fact that it’s perfectly tailored looks really good here. Plus in comparison, she’s eased up and on tan and make up.

    And i vote for any name but Diana, Frances or Carole if she has a girl.

    • mayamae says:

      I keep hearing they will stick with the former queen names – Anne, Mary, Victoria, Elizabeth. I vote for Victoria or even Elizabeth (which would be a total suck up name). I think it would be ridiculous to choose Anne since we already have a living Anne.

      I have no idea how or why it’s decided if the ruler keeps their name or changes it, but it just seems more modern to keep your given name. Some UK posters have said Charles will not keep Charles because it has a bad image in the UK. Why in the hell did she name him Charles then? It was no secret he would one day be king. I don’t get it.

      • Another K says:

        I’ve always wondered that myself. Even though they sometimes change their name when they become king, it is odd to name a future king a name that is apparently not well thought of for that position. I guess it reminds the Brits of either a) chopped off head or b) party boy. And you can’t do an Edward (imagine all the stories there would be reminding the public of Edward VIII) or Richard or John. George (ugh) would be okay, I guess, but I have heard that that is what Charles is planning to call himself. James maybe? But James I was kind of creepy and James II was sent packing. Henry is the best, but obviously that should be left for P. Harry to use if he so chooses.

      • LAK says:

        That’s the puzzling thing. Perhaps they thought superstition was rubbish and to be fair, until he married Diana, He had a fairly good public image.

        At least he was given well regarded other names to choose from if he didn’t want to be CIIIR. [ his other names are Philip Arthur George]

        George was floated several years back as a possibility, though his office denied it, but i think that was a tester balloon. I don’t recall any objection to the name change or to George.

        Another K – he can’t change to a name he doesn’t already have, so Henry/Edward/James are out.

      • Another K says:

        LAK, Sorry, my bad. I was talking about the name for the baby if it is a boy. I didn’t make myself clear and kind of muddled it all together.

      • Al says:

        I thought it was already decided that Charles will become King George VII?

      • mayamae says:

        Seems like it would be popular for Charles to take on the name George since it was the name his grandfather took.

      • LAK says:

        Al – His office denied it, though in a way that left the option open.

        Charles always puts out tester balloons for what he would like, so i think we shouldn’t be surprised if he changes to George since there was no public objection, and most people believe it’s already decided.

      • Peta says:

        Do you really think so LAK, that he’ll become George VII? I know the idea was floated before but…he’s been known publicly as Charles all his life (more than 6 decades now), wouldn’t a name change at that point be awkward? He could be in his 70s by then.

        George VI was never expected to take the throne and wasn’t as well known as Charles is today when he became king. I think this lessened the impact of a name change up.

      • LAK says:

        Peta – The royal family, no matter the age have always been celebrities. One would say they were the first and always celebrities. Charles has ancestors whose name changes weren’t a problem despite being known by the public by a different name. eg Edward VII was POW for 60yrs and was known publicly and privately as Bertie, short for Albert. Not only that, he was celebrated in the public eye for his lifestyle, so it wasn’t a case of the court springing a name change on an uninformed public. There was no problem switching his name, and now we talk of the Edwardian era in reference to his reign even though he only ruled for 9.5yrs.

        Also, Bertie came to the throne when he was 60+yrs in an age when there was a very short life expectancy, so metaphorically he was the equivalent of 90yrs+ old.

        George VI’s brother Edward VIII was also celebrated by the public as David, his private name. Much more than George VI, since he was expected to be King.

  21. shannon says:

    Oh my God it’s AWFUL! I don’t like to hate on how pregnant women look, especially very pregnant women. I get that feeling comfortable is more important than feeling fashionable. But that doesn’t mean you get to dress like it’s 1985. This color, the buttons on the coat, the lace, EUGH! So awful!!

  22. Mandy says:

    My feeling is that she is going to have a girl. I’m also pretty sure Diana will be in the name somewhere. It will probably be something like Katherine Diana Elizabeth. Are we taking bets yet?

  23. Anna says:

    I’m usually down with whatever she’s wearing, even when it’s on the boring side, but here I am just fed up with yet another too-young, too-cute, barely-color outfit. This is an outfit for a 6-year old girl, not woman. Especially after such a sartorial triumph earlier in the week. Can we blame the hormones?

  24. Sachi says:

    She looks nice. Nothing wrong with her outfit. Horrid eyeliner. I doubt she’ll ever learn to apply them properly.

    Bea and Eugenie: they’re not the most stylish, but boy are they unpredictable. And I mean that as a compliment. I love seeing them trying on new styles and being creative and adhering to their ‘wacky’ tastes.

    They’re not conventionally beautiful nor are they very charismatic, but I like that it’s never boring with them. They’re always trying something different. I’ll take that over “classy and elegant” but also dull and predictable. The York sisters certainly aren’t guilty of being invisible and fading into the background.

    Also, Eugenie is beautiful.

  25. Seagulls says:

    Man, what’s that like to be long enough in the gorse that you don’t look like you’re smuggling a watermelon? Not that third trimester pregnancy is ever comfortable, but my tummy was just like a chair sitting on me by the end.

  26. lisa says:

    i dont have a problem with the coat or color considering she will not be wearing it again, except maybe in a future pregnancy. also, everyone seems to be in muted colors , perhaps to not take away from HMQ.

    there is no pic of HMQ here but her vivid blue coat, pin, and the hat and the pattern on the dress underneath were so fabuous

    i have no idea why they yorkies cant pull it together, and i like them so i hate saying that

  27. Harper says:

    Out of curiosity, why are people so opposed to the idea of Diana as a first name? I know quite a few people who lost a parent in childhood, and every one of them went on to name their child after their late father or mother. It makes perfect sense to me.

    • GiGi says:

      Several reasons, I think –

      Though she was extremely popular, Diana wasn’t well liked or well supported by the royal family. She was an iconic yet tragic figure who has been idealized in death – I personally feel like that is just simply too much to hang on a child. The expectation would be enormous.

      • LAK says:

        Further to expectations, Kate is already suffering those comparisons by dint of having Diana’s ring and being married to Diana’s son. It’s a given that any females children they have will also be compared, but that comparison will be so much MORE if the child is named Diana. They will be vilified if they don’t live up to expectations.

        It’s similar to having super famous parents and being expected to parallel their success in exactly the same way with no regard for your individuality, personality or even your specific talents and interests.

    • m says:

      In addition to GiGi’s comment, people forget that Harry may have a little girl of his own someday and it really wouldnt be fair that William got the ring and the name, now would it?

  28. s says:

    she’s having a girl. she’s broadcasting it with the pink. lol.

  29. Cordelia says:

    Harry looks like grand pa.

  30. lisa says:

    i cant read anything into the pink. with HMQ wearing blue, i doubt anyone else could have.

  31. Amy says:

    Out of all the pictures of the York girls, of course that is the one that gets posted! I’m sure they weren’t making that face for the entire carriage ride to Buckingham Palace. I do believe they and Kate aren’t close though–they simply put up with each other since Kate is part of the family now.

    However William, Kate, and Harry all seem to get along very well. And Camilla and Kate definitely seem very close, they always seem to be getting along in every picture of them together.

  32. mslewis says:

    Duchess Kate looks lovely, as usual. Don’t understand the criticism. She has to dress a certain way. She can’t really wear most of the McQueen/Burton clothes since they are a bit “out there” when seen on the runway. Also, I’m amused when people say Diana didn’t dress as “dowdy” as Kate is dressing. If you actually look at the way Diana dressed on public occasions, her clothes were mostly “too old” for her young (early 20s)age back then but totally appropriate for her royal duties. People need to take a good look at Diana before criticising the way Kate dresses. Just my opinion.

    • bluhare says:

      Diana definitely evolved in her style, no doubt about it. But she actually asked people in fashion for advice. And don’t forget she was married in the 1980′s and didn’t have much to work with. (shudder)

    • Arthur says:

      Diana was frumpy as well but she offset it with cool chokers, big floppy hats and more elegant tailoring in her clothing. Even if you have the greatest legs in the world the hemline of 90% of Kate’s dresses is not super flattering or stylish.

      • Janet says:

        I think Diana grew into her sense of style as she got older. Her wedding dress was an unmitigated disaster, a big blob of whipped cream with an oversized bow in the back. She never would have worn something like that if she had married at 25 instead of 19.

      • Suze says:

        Have you looked through wedding fashions circa 1980 to 1990? Women well into their thirties were wearing meringue explosions. Her dress – at the time – was considered a huge success. It’s just in retrospect that it appears disastrous.

        Diana was very stylish for the time and would probably have worn something similar even if she had been older.

        I think we have collective amnesia about 80s fashions.

        Diana streamlined her style when she got a bit older, to be true, but also styles for everyone changed considerably in the nineties. Diana’s look changed with the times as well as her personal evolution.

      • Another K says:

        @ Suze, Yeesh, I think of some of the stuff I wore in the 80′s and I WISH I had amnesia! :)

      • Suze says:

        I know – 80′s fashion is an oxymoron. It was utterly, utterly hideous. I know, I lived through it and wore it proudly. Now I hide the photo evidence.

        i get all irritated at the “Diana was frumpy” comments because Diana was considered exactly the opposite – not uber-stylish, exactly, but super well tailored, princessy and prettily dressed – and lots of us emulated her. Looking at it with contemporary eyes it was just ugly. But not at the time.

      • LAK says:

        Suze – As a teen in the 80s, i wore leggings with baggy shirts/bat wing tops and LA gear high tops. I also wore body con mini dresses, slashed stone washed jeans and harem pants…..you can imagine my continued bemusement that these items, and many other examples of 80s fashion, are in my high street as now fashion items again.

    • Suze says:

      I think Duchess Kate is going for clean lines and timeless silhouettes – even if we aren’t crazy about her choices they will probably age well in photos.

      And Diana was victim of early eighties fashion, not frumpy taste.

    • cocomama419 says:

      I have no problem with Kate dressing like a fuddy-duddy. Sometimes she nails it but most of the time she looks like a insurance agent that get all her 9-5 clothes at Talbots. The thing that annoys me is that Sarah Burton is not saying true to the brand McQueen worked so hard to build. If he was alive, I highly doubt he would be dressing Kate because she’s not the type of person that would fit in with his target clientele.

      But Sarah Burton is hurting the McQueen brand by completely changing its design aesthetic to cater to Kate. People don’t think about MQ iconic looks like the oyster dress or the tartan dress SJP wore, or his Plato’s Atlantis collection that became a staple of Lady Gagas. They’ll think about Kates boring old wedding dress and her other state looks designed by Sarah Burton.

      And it’s understandable that Kate is trying to look classic and timeless like others have said but she’s not doing a very good job at it. Jackie O outfits not only look good now because of their timelessness, but were still very fashionable when she originally wore them.Same thing with Diana (yes she might have suffered a case of the 80s, but if you looked at the way others were dressed, she clearly looked the most stylish.Plus, elements of her outfits can translate to present day),and Michelle O.

      Kate on the other hand is a very boring dresser and when people look at her fashion choices 10 or 20 years from now, they are still going to be boring. The only reason she is consider a “fashion icon” is because the clothes that she wear flatters a lot of figures (like her engagement shoot wrap dress) and has mass appeal.

  33. Ginger says:

    Diana as a middle name would be nice

  34. cumber says:

    I have nothing against duchess kate. but seriously, this lady is boring as hell.
    discussion about her is always around her appearance/outfits, though actually she’s not even the best compare to other famous people.
    princess victoria of sweden has better style than her.
    as a fashion icon, I think Princess Diana was more interesting. can you expect to see duchess kate wearing pearl necklace on the back, or elvis collar jacket or emerald chocker as headband/tiara? No you wont. She’s always playing safe with her style.

    • bethany says:

      Don’t blame you for being bored!! Alas, since this woman has done nothing meaningful and lacks substance – like other royals such as Princess Anne for example – the site has nothing to discuss but the more superficial things — her appearance, clothes, etc.

      Stylists, plastic surgeons, hair and make up people etc. can help her with the physical stuff, but charisma and depth can’t be acquired as easily.

  35. Jane Q. Doe says:

    Is she really 8 months pregnant? She looks quite small still, but maybe the housecoat covers a lot of baby?

  36. mimi says:

    Why do British women dress like old grandmothers?

    • bluhare says:

      mimi: I really love questions like yours. Tarring an entire country because of an outfit Kate wore yesterday. I’m not quite sure of the answer but perhaps you can tell me why you asked it in the first place. (And you need to remove the royal family out of your answer.)

  37. Suze says:

    Ah, I like the Yorkies but I wish their dad would hire a stylist for them for these public appearances. It’s pretty bad when Duchess Camilla outshines you – and she does, by a mile.

  38. Janet says:

    I think Kate’s hair looks lovely. And my God, it’s got so long!

    Who’s that standing next to pickle-face Annie in the bottom photo?

  39. Ladybug says:

    I call jealous. The Duchess is a beautiful woman who looks even more so pregnant. If her hemline is higher, she is put down. If she wears something very appropriate for being in the last part of her pregnancy, she is put down. She is classy and dresses the part of being a royal. I call jealous.

  40. taxi says:

    Charles & Anne wore uniforms, Andrew a suit. Can’t see Edward. What is Anne’s uniform about? Could Andrew & Edward have worn uniforms? Did Edward do military service?

    Thanks to the British for answers.

    • LAK says:

      1. Not all the military branches or regiments participate in Trooping of the colour.

      2. Since the Navy doesn’t participate, both Andrew and Tim are merely spectators despite serving in the navy. And they are retired, so no need for uniform.

      3. HM, Charles, William, Kent and Philip are colonels in chief of regiments that participate so they wear the appropriate uniform.

      4. Anne is honouree colonel in chief of several regiments also taking part in the display, so she wears the uniform of her regiment and takes part in the display too. ps:- The Queen used to take part too, but gave it up when she grew too old, so now she rides in a carriage.

      5. Edward didn’t complete military training, saying a military career wasn’t for him. He has nonetheless been given a total of 8 military royal appointments which include regiments based in England, Northern Ireland and Canada which are auxiliary to the combat regiments. Therefore, he can wear their uniforms when they are on parade, as he did today.

      6. Harry, despite being in the military, isn’t in a regiment that participates in the display. At best he is an invited guest and is simply wearing dress uniform because he is a member of the military.

  41. moon says:

    Kate doesn’t look so good here, she looks uncomfortable. I’m guessing the last stretch of pregnancy isn’t sitting so well with her. I’m not a fan of Kate’s lazy ways, but she’s gets a pass this time because being pregnant is hard enough on the body as it is.

  42. VioletCrumble says:

    What? Was it Silly Hat Day? Booooo! I missed it.

  43. Ravensdaughter says:

    Pink is for girls!!!!

  44. ds says:

    she wears those expensive flock extremely cheap, not to mention she constantly copies Lady Louise’s style, pathetic

  45. India says:

    Duchess Waity is not beautiful. At most, she is plain pretty. With her fake hair, thin lips, big chiclet teeth, bulbous nose, and pock marks, there is no way. And of course, we can’t ever forget the fake accent, continual hair flipping, omnipresent hyena grin and skirts up to her snatch. Oh yea, she’s one class act.