Duchess Kate repeats a green Erdem for an event with Harry & William

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I don’t know, you guys. Since Prince George, I’ve rarely done a Bump Watch on Duchess Kate, mostly because I think she’s making an effort to space out “the heir and the spare” for a little while longer. But these photos are giving me pregnancy vibes. It’s not that Kate even “looks pregnant” – it’s more about how she’s carrying herself. Maybe she’s knocked up again, just in time for George’s first birthday in a few weeks.

Anyway, these photos are from a Saturday event in West Tanfield, England, with Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry. They were doing a kick-off event for the Tour de France. For the appearance, Kate repeated a green Erdem coat which she first wore during an appearance in New Zealand a few months ago. I liked the coat then, but I think she’s a little bit too covered up for a July event in England here. Not that I am suggesting she wear some fluttery skirt and no panties!! Just that there’s a happy medium between a long-sleeved conservative wool-felt coat in July or flashing one’s bum in a too-short light dress. People has some added details about this visit:

Kate and her husband both stopped to say hello to 22-month-old Mason Tupland, who was holding a pink balloon and waiting with his mother, Claire Tupland.

“George would have popped that by now,” William, 32, said, with Kate adding, “He’s more interested in helicopters and anything with wheels.”

Many kids gave loom bracelets to Kate, including Jemima Berry, 9, and Hattie Craven, 10, who gave Kate a pink one they made. Then, Kate showed her the loom bands she wears on her wrists and said she and William got several in New Zealand and Australia during their April trip.

Kate stopped to ask pregnant Laura Wright, 25, of Kirby-Fleetham, if she knew the sex of her baby. When Laura said she didn’t know, Kate replied, “Surprises are the best way.”

William asked, “What would happen if you went into labor?” She joked she would hitch a ride with a cyclist. He laughed and instead offered a ride in their helicopter.

Lily Boynton, 6, of Northallerton, asked where Prince George was. Kate sweetly replied, “He’s asleep in his bedroom.”

The famous bike race traditionally starts outside France. This year, the United Kingdom was chosen because the last two winners have been British. The quaint village of West Tanfield, Yorkshire, in Northern England, has been transformed into a jovial carnival atmosphere with painted bicycles hanging precariously from stone walls and pubs. Yorkshire pudding, a concoction of fried batter with onion gravy, is offered in market stalls as a snack. Sheep are painted in red polka dots – yellow and green, to represent the famed winning jerseys for the Tour de France cyclists.

Harry, 29, tried a golden ale called Tour de Ale from the Pennine Brewing Company. And then the royal trio departed to see cyclists race to the finish line at Harrogate on day 1 of the Tour.

[From People]

Sounds about right. Harry’s off drinking beer, the sheep are painted and William “jokes” about using his new royal helicopter to fly a pregnant peasant to the hospital. Ah, England! And as always, little reminders that Prince George is destructive and he likes to squeeze things, like balloons, bilbies, babies and basically whatever he can get his hands on. George is going to be the kind of kid who propels himself headfirst down flights of stairs, just to see what happens.

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  1. peachcobblerby says:

    Love the colour green, but her silhouette is always the same.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Could be. She looks a little pukey in that last pic. Then again, Kate always protects, and by protects, I mean draws attention to, the biscuit with her hands or purse when not flashing it to the world.

  3. kibbles says:

    I saw other photos from the event and I agree that Kate might be pregnant. Her face looked fuller in many of the photos. I also thought it was odd that she would wear a wool-felt coat in July. Maybe she is trying to hide a baby bump?

    • Mel M says:

      My first thought at seeing these pics on another site yesterday was the same, fuller face.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Yup, I had the same thought. She looks it in the face and she was distinctly cradling her tummy in one pic last week.

    • AM says:

      I’m not sure what I think. Her face looks fuller, but she could have jut, you know, gained back a few pounds that everyone has encouraged. And she must have spent the whole day at the salon while William was in Scotland – she’s taken a little length off the ends and cut in some much needed layers to frame her face, and I think had the color freshened up. She did get a big haircut in the early days with George, but color would suggest maybe not pregnant?

    • Namaat says:

      The other day (the pink Goat dress IIRC) I thought she may have put on a little weight. It doesn’t show on her silhouette but what striked me was her (fore)arms. For some reason I have the image of Kate’s arms as being long, skinny and malnourished, esp. after Australian tour. But they seemed more “normal” than I expected. I don’t know if my visual is just off, and my own weight fluctuations are most and first noticeable on my arms so I could be projecting, but I had a feeling she may be (trying to get) pregnant again. And today I have that feeling again, but more about her cheeks. (Picture 2 gives me the more pregnancy vibes.)

      I don’t think her posture is anything relevant, she does that all the time, when she’s not waving or playing with her hair she seems to keep her hands on her belly. And I don’t even think she put on weight in general, I just think it’s more like water weight/bloating in arms and face. (Which actually scream more pregnancy to me than actual weight gain.)

      Anyway, I’ll stop being a creepy watcher now :)

    • Amelia says:

      I was watching the Grand Depart on TV and my thought process went along the lines of “Wait, what is Duchess Dolittle doing there?”
      Shortly followed by “Oh, she looks knocked up.”
      But what I’ve really taken away from all this, is that Waity and Wills are jinxing British sport. They were watching when Andy Murray got knocked out of Wimbledon, and when Cav came down in a crash yesterday.
      I hold them entirely responsible.

      • L says:

        Cav pulled his normal stunt in a crowded sprint finish (leaning on another rider and nudging with his head) He’s gotten away with that for years now-so it’s his own fault. But still what a heart breaker for the guy. Mom’s hometown, pub up the street named for him et all.

  4. Jacqueline says:

    I’m just getting tired of her repeating clothes at the same time that we have a barrage of stories about their unchecked spending. A wool-bland coat dress in July? No thanks. Spend a few grand more and give us some good, seasonally appropriate fashion, please!

    • notasugarhere says:

      She’s spent over $200,000 on clothing in 3 years. If she worked more, we’d see more of what she’d purchased. Someone suggested that she wear the bright yellow Roksanda Illincic from the NZ/AU tour. Casual/summery, and would have gone w/the yellow winner’s jersey for the Tour de France.

      p.s. “a wool-bland coat” vs. “a wool-blend coat” – slip of the tongue or Freudian slip?

    • Dena says:

      You all will have to correct me cause I don’t know the weather in the UK right now but it’s to this type of event that I think Kate could have worn something casual like Queen Letizia (sp) wore the other day and would have looked appropriate doing so–even with her wedgies of doom. All three look over dressed, a bit too sloppy or try-hard, IMO. I haven’t decided which one.

  5. Ripley says:

    I saw some photos last night and she had her hand on her belly in the subconscious way pregnant women stand some time. And while I don’t do a bump watch with her either, my first thought was, “She is totally pregnant.”

    Agreed on the dress, it’s a nice silhouette, but too much for July. Although isn’t England in July a little like San Francisco?

  6. Lucretia says:

    I’ve been spoiled by Queen Letizia. Kate looks stodgy and stuck in time (I’m not sure which time) with her look. Needs a fashion updating.

    • hannah says:

      She makes everything look ordinary. Erdem is such a craftsman, his cloths are so beautifully made – but here it just looks like an ordinary green coat. I really think her putting on some weight would make a difference!

      • Dena says:

        Should have read more before I posted. I think that Kate could have worn an outfit similar to the one Letizia wore the other day to an event like this.

      • CuriousCole says:

        Hannah, you hit the nail on the head. With few exceptions, everything Kate chooses is ordinary, even items from fabulous designers. Yet somehow Queen Letizia intrigues us all and she shops bargain stores. But Letizia is edgier – I loved her in studded biker boots and a leather jacket for date night with Felipe!

    • vava says:

      Kate has been looking very stodgy lately and I think it’s because of her accessories. Honestly she looks like a grandmother these days. The coat just isn’t season appropriate, IMO. You can still be warm in a cool climate, but wool in July just looks wrong to my eye. This event would have been ideal for a smart looking trouser with a cute jacket, and some nice lower heeled shoes (leather with cutouts, leather pattern, or fabric with a print).

    • bluhare says:

      I have a theory. It’s only a theory with absolutely nothing to back it up, but this to me says she got a lecture about her clothing, and she thinks it was over the top, so she’s now following their dress code to the letter. That’s what I’d do if I thought I’d been lambasted unfairly. Dress code? You’ll see your bloody dress code!

      Please note: This theory does not mean *I* think she was lambasted unfairly. I think she thinks she was.

      • AM says:

        I also think she was lectured. I don’t know if she’s now being subversive, but her dressing has been incredibly consistent since the publication of that Australia picture. That being said, she does tend to go through conservative periods and then turns and shows you her bum when you least expect it.

      • MinnFinn says:

        The trio’s transport from London to Leeds was the new leased helicopter. That floaty silk dress would have created another photo expose of her bare/thonged bottom on its own. Her new bottom-minder staffer probably urged her to wear that coat as a way to weigh down her dress.

      • FLORC says:

        Bluhare
        My own twist to your theory is Kate is trying to follow the dress code, but can’t find a balance between her style and protocol. Stylewise, her majority of post university days she’s appeared style confused. The only exceptions to this is when she had a known stylist.
        She’s flashing nothing so that’s something.

        MinnFinn
        This coat could be avoided and she could be comfortable if she just wore a since trouser suit. Or if she wanted to wear a flowing skirt she could decline a helicopter, or hold it with hem weights upon exiting. Not just this event, but all events where a gown is not needed.

  7. zinjojo says:

    They all need a fashion intervention! Harry’s linen pants look too loose and wrinkled (as linen does), Will’s jeans are awful dad jeans and he’d look much better in a different pair with a darker wash and better fit, and Kate could be more casual. Kate could take a page or two from Queen Letezia’s book and even wear pants on occasion, still look royal but more appropriate for this type of event.

    • Megan says:

      Agreed. Fashion fail for all three.

    • manda says:

      That always happens with linen pants! You put them on fresh, and they’re not yet stretched out, and they look so good! You think, “oh, I am looking smart with these pants!” Then, you drive to work or wherever, and they’re all baggy in the knees and wrinkled in the most unflattering places. I personally think they should be banned.

      I agree with you on all points. Kate doesn’t look like she was planning to be with them, or vice versa. They don’t all go together, that’s for sure

    • HH says:

      It’s so odd because you can tell Kate isn’t into fashion all that much, but it also seems like she doesn’t take any feedback. I remember entering into the workforce and getting feedback from my mom and dad, and also looking through magazines and the internet for tips. After all of this time, Kate still seems to be “winging it.” That’s not only inappropriate for someone of her position, but also it’s ridiculous for someone of her age.

      And Will and Harry aren’t looking that great here either. I guess it’s good to know that they pick out their own clothes. That’s genuine. It’s so funny because all three of them look like they’re attending different events.

      • FLORC says:

        Thought the same! Different events!
        And yes. For a woman her age and with her position, with her years of prep leading up to this position, as well as years of prep within this position. Well, her clothing errors are far less forgivable. This just shouldn’t be happening. Just because she’s afraid of flashing her bottom doesn’t mean she needs to wear layers of heavy fabric.

    • RTMS says:

      I was going to say the same thing. Those pants are horrible looking on both princes. It makes them look fat and uneven. Let them wear real jeans Queenie!

    • India Andrews says:

      It took me a long time but finally I found a photo of her in slacks. Actual slacks. Not her vacuum sealed skinny jeans.

    • jamie says:

      Why doesn’t William wear a golf type polo shirt? I found it so odd when they were in Australia he was wearing a sports coat on the beach. He needs a stylist too!

  8. Ponytail says:

    She’s in Yorkshire. Having lived there for three years, I probably would have worn a coat in July – it’s not a warm place (though the people are!)

    • ArtHistorian says:

      Yorkshire is lovely – I studied there for a year. I didn’t really find it cold, and certainly not in july – but then I’m Scandinavian and used to colder weather – though Copenhagen is really sweltering right now, I need to get to Norway STAT.

      • Lady D says:

        ArtHistorian; Just out of curiosity, can you define sweltering? I’m interested in what someone from your area of the world thinks is hot.
        It hit 38C here on Thursday and has been hovering above 35 for the past 4 days. I so love and live for summer.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        It is about 27 Celsius right now – but it feels like more in the city (not much wind). My parents live 1 hour away, by the sea and it is always a couple of degrees cooler. It is always humid heat and humid cold in Denmark. However, I am very sensitive to heat, much more than most of my friends and family.

        I remember winter in Leeds as not very cold – even though people always talked about how cold it is in Yorkshire.

        Lady D,
        where are you based – because I am melting just reading about those temps!

      • Francis says:

        Have a good friend staying in Norway around Oslo she has been gushing about how warm Oslo has been all summer, sunny and warm she said since about late May it’s been amazing weather and not a lot of rain. People were wearing shorts and tee shirts in the photos she sent and that was in downtown Oslo.

      • Lady D says:

        I live in the interior of British Columbia. I lived on the coast for 30 years where it rains 300 days of the year. If I’d known it got this hot here, I would have made the move decades ago. The temps here are good for the grapes, cherries, peaches, apricots, etc. The winter temps get the grapes cold enough to create some of the world’s best ice wines. Occasionally prone to massive forest fires which aren’t fun.

    • Anna S. says:

      I was there. It was cold. I was freezing in a raincoat. Then the sun came out later and it was summer. But at Harewood House it’s windy. She was probably legitimately cold.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Maybe if she had more meat on her bones, she wouldn’t feel the cold that much. Not to dispute that it was a chilly day, though.

      • L says:

        I watched the Tour coverage and the announcers kept going on and on about how it had been raining up to 4 hours before the race and they were thrilled the sun had come out, and that the wind was quite cold when it kicked up. So the coat doesn’t bug me, I saw lots of folks in the crowd on the roads that had heavier coats/jackets on.

  9. Rusty machine says:

    I saw pregnancy in Kaiser’s last post–the one with the pepto bismol colored coat dress. I’m with you all on this.

    Also, ITA about Harry and William’s pants. They both need pants that are more flattering, and usually Harry will at least get it right.

    • vava says:

      The guy’s pants are really bad. Usually Harry does OK, but William rarely does. Old Man pants! LOL

      • Dany says:

        years ago i noticed how bad their pants and suits fit. Width and lenght often do not fit. I think some old gentleman, maybe one of Charles´staff members buys the clothes of all three Wales Princes in one go. 3 old man pieces for the price of one. Charles looks the best in his clothes, because he is an old man in old man clothes… and he obviously has a personal tailor

  10. HoustonGrl says:

    I saw a picture of her right as she cut the ribbon for the starting line. She always has this awe struck look after she completes the most mundane of tasks (like unveiling a portrait or cutting a ribbon), glancing at William as if to say “look! I did it!” She needs to grow up.

  11. Laura says:

    In every picture I’ve seen of her in the past 3 days, she’s making an effort to hold something over her stomach area as if to hide a bump. Which obviously only draws more attention to it. She’s pregnant.

  12. Laura says:

    And she holds herself in this hunched kind of way as if she’s curving herself around her stomach.

  13. itsetsyou says:

    Um, fourth picture from the top – did William go commando?

  14. The Original Mia says:

    Overdressed. Even if it was cool, she could have worn something casual to match the men. Not those crappy jeggings but something between casual downtime wear and formal visit wear. Business casual, which she has no clue about because she’s never worked.

    Don’t know if she’s pregnant. Could be. The timing would fit with William’s latest get out of royal work move.

    I feel for Harry having to work with these two. Not sure why he was needed for this event.

  15. Bridget says:

    Those pants need to be burned.

  16. 313girl says:

    She looks completely out of place. Cannot someone check the weather for her and advise her that a wool coat in July is not necessary?

  17. Reece says:

    I saw another pic with a green (of course) and white polka dot dress/skirt peeking out. I think must have gotten a talking to from somebody because it’s clearly one of her Floaty Flasher material dresses; that’s what I’m calling them. ;)
    Is it just me or does Will have some guy camel toe going on in those jeans?

  18. Jen34 says:

    Everyone looks awful, and I agree that Kate is pregnant.

  19. Tessa says:

    Can someone please get her a stylist. She looks 60 and that make up is horrific. What is it with that family and eyeliner?
    Mind you lady Di wore it like that too . Do maybe Wills makes her do it
    And don’t get me started on her thrush inducing tights

  20. TheCountess says:

    I love the color but…

    The. Putty. Shoes.

    Kill them! Kill them with fire!!!!!

  21. magda says:

    “for an event” …………..well, this is the beginning of 101th Tour de France, the most important race in the season. But I’m an avid cycling fan and I kind of but not really get it why someone say ‘oh, an event’ ;)
    And she’s not too covered up, weather in England is quite chilly – today was only 17 degrees (celsius scale)

  22. A Fan says:

    Kate looks good in that colour. As for her coat – many of the men are wearing jackets, so I would assume it’s either appropriate for her to be wearing that or the weather warrants it?

    [*Harry looks better in tighter pants*]

  23. Dany says:

    I love green in every shade and that is a beautiful green… but Kate looks as if it is autumn with this outfit.
    She definitely stopped with the botox. Lately you can clearly see all the marks on her forehead.
    So yes she might be pregnant again. I´m surprised by this, i really thought they would wait till George is 2 or maybe around 3 or so just to find another excuse to avoid fulltime duties. Now at least Kate will run out of excuses in 2 years and then she has to ´work´. Or they go for a third baby and William starts a new gap year or his next part-time job.. who knows. All is possible with these two.

  24. Nicole says:

    Whoah! You might want to hold back on the propelling himself down a flight of stairs commentary, considering that Diana reported that she did that, while pregnant, out of sheer depression over her cheating husband. Don’t know if it’s true but it’s a persistent rumour.

  25. Jocelyn says:

    I think she’s pregnant too. I’ve suspected since the Trooping The Colour photos. Why is she wearing a coat in July? It could be chilly over there I guess but seems weird to me.

  26. anne_000 says:

    Is it just me but why is it that every article I read in which W&K talk about George, they’re making complaints about him?

  27. Faye says:

    Laughed at some comments over on GFY from someone who was actually there -and who’s a fan of theirs, natch- “Kate looked really bored most of the time, Harry looked hungover, William was trying to be charismatic.” The modern royals in a nutshell (not to gainsay the excellent appearances Harry seems to be pulling off lately).

    I wonder if she is pregnant. She looks fuller overall -her legs and middle seem a little heavier than usual.

    Does it look like she got a smidgen of a haircut?

    • ArtHistorian says:

      WWilliam wa trying to be charismatic” ;-) Ah William, poor dear, you either are charismatic or you are not. It can’t be learned, it is force of personality that compels attention. It can even make ugly people sexy.

      • Dena says:

        Seems like they always pull out the comic-relief (that would be Prince Harry) in whatever guise, shape or form is necessary when the Cambridges suffer bad press.

        Personally, I would still be at home sleeping off my recent travel in an attempt to get sleep rhythm back after having visited Chile, Brazil, etc.

  28. Caroline says:

    They probably only make the comments about George to appear more ordinary. I know it is interesting to look at her clothes and appearance but is it really necessary to be quite so bitchy? It is not the most important thing in the world. In years gone by if royal ladies (and men) were clean and neat and presentable that was all that mattered. When did this “thing” start that all women should be obsessed with their appearances and outfits? Shallow and not important.

    • Faye says:

      Caroline -in theory, I agree with you. In practice, there’s not much more to discuss about Kate than her clothes. What are we to focus on? Her brilliant career (pre William there was nothing either)? Her incredible dedication to charity work? Her devotion to royalty work? There’s not much “there” there except the clothes (and even those, sadly, are wrong so much of the time).

      Oh, I forgot, we could talk about her house renovations, but that horse was well and truly beaten recently and somehow I don’t think you’d like another rehash of that.

  29. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Harry surely needs to bed a laundress so that he can attend Royal Functions in freshly starched and ironed linens. I’m surprised the Queen would allow him to attend looking like something out of Miami vice.

  30. Francis says:

    William and Kate’s image is so negative these days, they need to drag Harry out for support. He always brings smiles and warmth to crowds when he attends something, Harry’s smile in some photos and charismatic personality is what captures my interest. IMO Harry is the only exciting person in that trio, regardless of the linen pants. He just finished a sort successful tour where he was warmly received tour. His pants don’t really bother me.
    William and Kate are both so dull and non-charismatic that it’s watching paint dry when those two appear at some event.
    The only thing interesting about William and Kate is Baby George and Prince Harry . William and Kate need to be sent out with George or Harry to bring some excitement at their events because alone, William and Kate are utterly lacking in charisma and charm. Both William and Kate are soooooo stiff, quite un-engaging , both seem awkward with the public the couple are losing their very much hyped golden couple status, they just lack that something extra. Kate and William are becoming so dull, three kitchens Kate and hideaway Willie, are becoming almost unlikeable at times.
    Brazil requested Prince Harry come, when the Palace offered up a Royal, the Palace first offered William but Brazil and (maybe Chile too) personally said no they wanted Pr.Harry instead and that’s a fact. The Telegraph or Guardian Newspaper wrote about it just a few days ago. Harry is getting requested over William sometimes when some organizations are give the choice! I found that quite telling.

    • LAK says:

      I was really struck by the tone and detail discussed in that article. Harry isn’t 30 yet and they are building him up as a leader. William didn’t receive this sort of build up for his 30th. There were articles about him as there usually are, but many appeared on his actual birthday as opposed to months long build up, and very few focussed on his leadership qualities.

      If i remember correctly, many talked up a person who wished to be independent and do things his own way. Nothing about a person who realises or even knows what his role in life should or could be.

  31. Xantha says:

    Once more, I don’t get pregnancy speculation when it comes to Royals. If she was pregnant the Palace would tell us. But I’m sure they love it when people speculate. Cause if people are focused on Royal babies then they won’t be as focused on Royal spending and interference with politics(Prince Charles)

    And can someone please explain the appeal of Harry again? He’s only slightly better looking than William and he’s done his share of stupid shit as well.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Harry: Has a full-time job, which he works in addition to royal engagements. None of his big events (Walking with Wounded, Sentebale, Invictus) count as part of his royal engagements. When Harry shows up for an engagement, he is engaged and acts like he’s happy to be there.

      William: Currently has no full-time job, but refuses to take on full-royal work. Full-time royal perks, yes he’s taken those by the millions (KP, Anmer, Balmoral property). William has taken multiple “gap years” and complained publicly about how he hates his life. William acts like he’s getting his teeth pulled whenever he’s at an engagement and was caught on video calling a donor at a fund raiser, “a bore.”

    • Francis says:

      Charisma is something that is not about looks, whatever is is Harry has it.
      Diana had charisma off the charts, it’s something that comes from within. IMO

  32. Abby says:

    I just love hearing about George and his forceful personality. Seems like he keeps his parents on his toes. :-)