Duchess Kate spent Father’s Day in Berkshire, taking her dad out to eat: adorable?

I didn’t realize that the UK celebrates Father’s Day the same day that Americans celebrate it. The UK Mother’s Day is different, isn’t it? Was the Father’s Day thing just a fluke this year? Anyway, I was wondering yesterday why Prince William and Harry were playing polo while Duchess Kate was nowhere to be seen on Sunday. As it turns out, she was celebrating Father’s Day with her dad Michael. Which is sweet:

Before her husband becomes a father, Kate Middleton spent Father’s Day with her dad, Michael Middleton, a source tells Us Weekly. The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, 31, who is expecting her first child with Prince William on July 11, enjoyed a little quality time with her father in her hometown of Bucklebury, Berkshire on Sunday, June 16.

An insider tells Us that the father-daughter duo went out to lunch together “at a local restaurant.” It’s unclear if Middleton’s siblings, Pippa, 29, and James, 26, or mother Carole joined them on the low-key holiday outing. William, meanwhile, spent Father’s Day competing against brother Prince Harry at the Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club Charity Cup in Tetbury, England.

On June 15, Middleton made her last royal appearance before her baby arrives at the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London. Ahead of her 26 weeks of maternity leave, the royal mom-to-be was glowing in a pale pink Alexander McQueen coat.

Middleton and William, 30, are now focused on preparing for the arrival of their little one.

“They’re both so excited and have so many questions,” a Middleton family source told Us of the royal couple. “They want to know what the baby will look like and who it will take after.”

While William wraps up his Royal Air Force duties in Anglesey, Wales, Middleton is splitting her time between their Welsh home and London’s Nottingham Cottage, where the baby will live before the September move to Apartment 1A of London’s Kensington Palace. “Catherine wants to be near William in the final weeks,” a source tells Us. “It’s important to her.”

[From Us Weekly]

I’m very interested in seeing who the baby takes after too. If the baby is a ginger… well, it was foretold. BY ME. I do wonder if the baby will be a blonde – William was super-blonde (like, white-blonde) when he was a baby. We’ll see. As for Kate and Michael Middleton going out for a low-key meal on Father’s Day… as I said, I find that cute. I have a lot of shade to throw at Carole Middleton (she really does seem like the British version of Kris Jenner), but Michael seems like a nice man and a loving father.

Meanwhile, Kate was named #1 on yet another ridiculous list. This list was done by some random style site in the UK, and Duchess Kate was named the #1 Modern Day Style Icon. She came out ahead of (in descending order) Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole, Kate Moss, Kelly Brook, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Zooey Deschanel, Amy Childs and Cara Delevingne. Because that list isn’t at all random and ridiculous. There’s also a list for “Icons of All Time” in which Audrey Hepburn was #1 and Princess Diana was #2. Ugh. You can read more here.

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  1. Anna says:

    I would have been excited to see one more Maternity Kate outfit (at Order of the Garter) before the clock runs out. Also I’m kind of surprised that UK and US Fathers’ Days are on the same date – seems like it would be a country-specific holiday, non?

  2. FLORC says:

    That’s sweet and normal that she spent father’s day with her father. Michael seems like a sweet guy, but very submissive after handing over his pants to Carole.

    Best guess for the baby is it will be blonde initially and turn brunette over time. I’ve known too many blondes that fade to brunette.

  3. Dawn says:

    Well how nice for them, they kept it local and quiet unlike some celebs who would have it paped from beginning to end. And then pretend they didn’t want the paps there.

    • Kitten Mittens says:

      I find it very interesting how to defend Kate (even when she doesn’t need defending) she’s compared to a celebrity. If it was Carole I bet the paps would have been there, but her dad seems low key anyways. Kate often is swarmed with paps around her, but all images come out edited to improve her image. Coffee with Lupo or walking store to store. Seems well orchestrated for image control to me. With that said I believe we’ll see pap shots of her father’s day outing very soon. And Kate with her dad is a good image to get out there.

  4. Suze says:

    I have a soft spot for Michael Middleton and it seems like the duchess has a good relationship with him (with both parents actually).

    I’m betting blonde baby (even QEII was blonde as a baby). Although a dark haired royal would be a nice change.

  5. Ally says:

    she lives with her parents…so no big effort. Daddy Middleton seems to be the best family member

  6. Thinker says:

    Caucasian babies tend to be blonde at least until their toddler years. I think the baby will look more like Kate, who looks more like her dad too, she has dominant features. Pippa and James both look like Michael as well. I think a girl would be more fun, but I predict a boy.

    • bluhare says:

      Thinker: Then my poor sister was the exception to that rule. She was bald with a fat head and cheeks that almost hid her mouth (slight exaggeration there) until she was almost 12 months.

      Love to look at her baby pictures. She’s not quite as excited.

      • Thinker says:

        Well I was going to say either blond or bald! My neice was a bald baby too, and really she didn’t have any visible hair until around age 2. However, when her hair came in it was blonde and satiny and gorgeous. She’s now 10, and still quite the towhead.

    • Charlie Canada says:

      It’s called tow-headed, everybody. Babies with white-blond hair are called tow-headed kids. Google it. “Tow” is from an old German word for flax, jute, or similar fibers used for spinning. Same as flaxen-haired.

      Just thought y’all would like to know! :-)

  7. Angelic 20 says:

    I was very fortunate to have my dad with me in London this year (he lives in India). I made him his favorite breakfast, we went out to his favourite museum, gallery and London eye in London, I treated him with lunch and dinner at his favourite restaurants here. My husband said I was really setting the bar very high when my mil and fil found out about our plans. It was really a great day.

    Kate’s father did a lot of things for her that normal fathers wouldn’t. If I were her I would’ve thrown him a bloody party every year but yeah dinner is sweet too.

    • bluhare says:

      Awwww. That’s lovely, Angelic. What’s his favourite museum?

      • Angelic 20 says:

        Science museum,British museum and museum of London.

        We went to all his favourite spots in these museums. He only get 2 days, his birthday and father’s day, to show off all the million little facts he finds interesting and I give him my best smile and I am so interested/intrigued by these facts look. He is such a nerd and got so exited when fellow museum goers asked him questions .He deserves the whore day. He is such an amazing father who supported me through thick and think and against all the social and cultural norms of India. In my family it is expected kids to be either doctor, engineer or lawyer and I am neither. Papa backed me through all my different choices including choosing to live with and eventually marry my blonde, blue eyes, very british Roman Catholic husband. He is the best and I am very lucky to have him.

      • FLORC says:

        Angelic 20
        You just made my heart melt a little. That’s so sweet and what father’s are for.

    • Another K says:

      Oh Angelic, I’m with Bluhare and FLORC. What you wrote about your father is really really sweet. My dad has just started to “drift” (he’s 85) and it makes me sad, so just enjoy your daddy while he’s 100% there with you! Your father sounds like a wonderful guy and a terrific dad.

    • Violet says:

      I agree. Image control, exploiting the least unpopular family member. I don’t regard Michael Middleton highly as a father. Even when he wasn’t exactly the one “pimping” his daughters, he did know exactly what was going on and enabled it for them.

      • FLORC says:

        I agree with Michael knowing his daughters were not learning to be self reliant and instead only going to college for their MRS. He is also the most likable of the Middleton clan for being genuinely nice, the lesser evil, or because we just don’t know enough. It’s also possible we’ll see PR articles and pics coming out soon from Father’s Day. But he is Kate’s Dad! It was father’s day! It’s what kids do for their dad’s. And in the end a good dad only wants his children to be happy.

  8. R says:

    Honestly, I just think that she’s kind of bland.

  9. Gretchen says:

    Not sure about the ginger hair possibility…there is the theory that Harry got that from his ‘real’ dad, Diana’s lover James Hewitt; the resemblance is, well, google it and decide for yourselves…