Carole Middleton wears a copy of a £4,000 McQueen originally worn by Kate

Carole Middleton attends day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Mama Middleton is back at Wimbledon today. Thank God some people in that family feel like showing up to support British tennis, because Kate has been in the wind since Day 1! I enjoyed the one commenter theory, that Kate hasn’t been showing up to this year’s Wimbledon because she’s a patron now, and so watching tennis “feels like work.” That makes perfect sense. Anyway, in Kate’s absence, Pippa and Carole Middleton have made repeated trips. Carole is there today to watch the men’s quarterfinals. I don’t know where she’s seated?

The notable thing about these photos is that Carole is wearing a different version of the same dress Kate wore in Vancouver last year. Kate’s red and white McQueen cost £4,000 and had long sleeves – you can see the photos here. Carole’s version has short sleeves and features the same pattern, only in blue and white. I would absolutely hate it if my mother did some kind of “who wore it better?” game with copycat dressing. And I would despise it even more if people thought my mother looked better in the same dress. Which is what is happening – Carole’s version is so much better than Kate’s version.

There’s also some other news on TicketGate, wherein Carole scrounged free tickets from Mirka Federer. According to other outlets, Carole was due to sit in the Royal Box on Monday but she was turned away because she arrived too late. She sat in the Royal Box last week, and I was wondering how she didn’t get another Royal Box seat on Monday. There’s your answer – she was turned away. That’s why she had to scrounge tickets.

Incidentally, Carole just watched the world #1, Andy Murray, get beaten by American Sam Querrey. I AM SO EXCITED!!! I love Sam Querrey!!!

Carole Middleton attends day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

 

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  1. SoulSPA says:

    She needs a better bra first off.

  2. NeoCleo says:

    I don’t agree that she looks better than her daughter. But then I don’t find anything attractive about Carole Middleton.

  3. Harla Jodet says:

    Looks like she borrowed Kate’s purse though, it’s the same one she used during one of the pre-wedding engagements.

  4. L84Tea says:

    I know they all share a similar style in the Middleton family, but that is just plain weird.

  5. KiddVicious says:

    IMO, the dress looks better on Carole because she’s bigger. I’m not saying she’s fat, she’s not, I’m saying she has a bigger frame, the dress doesn’t overpower her. There’s a lot going on in the dress with the different patterns, cuts, etc. It was too much for Kate’s smaller frame. It fit her well and I loved the shoes, but it overpowered her.

    I have to say, Carole is killing it at Wimbledon so far.

  6. Skylark says:

    I don’t like either of the dresses but Carole looks nice in it, the blue suits her and I agree that she carries off the fussiness (busy pattern, layered skirt, scalloped edging on both) far better than Kate.

    Really gutted that Andy Murray is out *sobs* but well done to Sam Querrey.

  7. Lana 234 says:

    Carole Middleton looks better in the dress because the style of the dress is matronly.

  8. perplexed says:

    Kate must be a pretty confident person if she enjoys sharing clothes with her mom.

    Diana used to give her clothes to her sisters, but that made sense to me, since a) they were her sisters and b) you hardly ever saw them photographed in those clothes.

    I used to borrow clothes from my mom but she wasn’t a senior then.

  9. kibbles says:

    Another sad case of an extremely wealthy person who can’t dress herself. Money cannot buy intelligence, class, or fashion sense.

  10. Lainey says:

    The bag shes carrying is Kate’s. She carried it in one of the engagements before the wedding- with the navy suit. There must no longer be rules followed by them. Carole has no right to clothes/accessories bought using taxpayers money for official engagements.

  11. Carrie says:

    Had a thought about the shoes both Carole and Pippa wear as the styles are often same. If you’re athletic or even just dedicated to health, all the cute and pretty shoes are known to be bad for women’s feet. I noticed the shoes these two wear (not Kate tho) are feet friendly. Especially as Pippa is into running and rock climbing, you can’t mess up your toes and joints and do those sports as frequently or as hard as she does wearing pointy toe shoes.

    My feet were ruined by pretty shoes. I wanted to do rock climbing and was looking into it when I realized I couldn’t due to surgery ruined feet resulting from pretty shoes. So I don’t mind their shoe choices. Certainly trying to be stylish at least. They look ok. I’ve seen way worse!