Meghan Markle, Kate & the princes attend Commonwealth Day church service

2018 Commonwealth Day service

Before then-Kate Middleton married Prince William – before they even got engaged – I often wondered if prospective royal brides needed to take some kind of Hat Test. Royal women need to wear a lot of hats, and if you don’t have the kind of face that looks good with a hat, then you should probably just move along and not even worry about landing the prince. As it turned out, Kate aced the Hat Test with flying colors: Kate looks pretty great in most hats. So with the entrance of Meghan Markle onto the scene, I once again wondered if someone was going to make her take the Hat Test. They did! And she passed. Although… she doesn’t look like a natural hat-wearer. I think you might have to be British or French to have the “ability to look great AND natural in hats” gene. Meg looks good, don’t get me wrong. But you can tell she’s not much of a hat-wearer.

These are photos from Monday’s big royal trip to Westminster Abbey, where they sat for a church service for Commonwealth Day. One year ago, William was knee-deep in liquor and dad-dancing at a luxury ski resort in Switzerland. Funny how things can change in just one year. On Monday, William and Kate were the dutiful Cambridges, helping to lead Harry and Meghan into Westminster.

The fashion notes… Meghan wore a cream Amanda Wakeley coat which, according to People, retails for $1199. Look, Chutney, NO BUTTONS! And it’s not tied like a bathrobe either. Meg wore a Wakeley dress underneath in navy, a Stephen Jones beret/hat/fascinator and Manolo Blahnik heels. She carried a Mulberry purse ($675). Kate wore navy as well – a matching maternitywear set, dress and coat, from Beulah London. I remembered this coat-and-dress set from when she wore it during her second pregnancy. It’s presentable and fine and it’s not smothered in buttons, so yay.

Also: can we start calling William “Egg” a la Arrested Development? Please? They are Kate and Egg.

2018 Commonwealth Day service

Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Nina says:

    Not only NO BUTTONS, but Megan understands hem lengths and the elegance of a pencil skirt. No flyups!

    • wowsers says:

      I didn’t see Kate’s skirt flying up. Can you link to the photos?

    • Masamf says:

      @Nina, yep, and Kate struggled with keeping her dress down when she attempted to bend and be at “flower” girl’s level. She “almost” flashed again. Kate hasn’t got the length down yet after 7 years.
      On a different note, did Kate and Camilla DoC wear identical outfits save for the embellishments on both women (roach and silver embroidery on Camilla dress)?
      Oh and I think Meghan’s coat was a touch too big sorry to say.

      • wowsers says:

        Almost flashed?? I cannot see how you got that from ANY picture shown here or on other sites. Unless you have x-ray vision? Super creepy….
        I’m also laughing at the comments that Kate is trying to arouse her husband by wearing a skirt 1 inch Above the knee? C’mon guys, you’re better than this.

    • Seraphina says:

      @Nina, spot on. And I’ve never noticed how thin MM’s legs are. I’m not a fan of the white coat. It looks off but I have to say she looks good. If she’s doing this well and has not finished “princess lessons” she’ll be doing great soon enough. Kate looks good, yet again we go with a shorter hem line. Surprise us Kate! Throw us off our game! And longer hem lines are in fashion! The pregnancy weight looks good on her. Makes her more youthful.

      • Masamf says:

        Meghan Markle is a very petite woman and IMVHO, her legs are proportionate to her entire body size.

      • LilLil says:

        I think it’s photoshop, or a weird angle. No way are her legs that thin.

        She looks amazing. I love the white/navy combo.

      • Lana says:

        Photo agencies don’t photoshop their photos lmao. she does have tiny chicken legs.

      • Chaine says:

        I noticed her spindly calves, too. Kate’s look much healthier. ITA that there is something off about the white coat. Color looks great on her, though.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Lana

        Chicken legs? Body shaming is unkind. That would be like saying someone had thunder thighs or looks four months pregnant when they aren’t. Both aren’t things women need to hear, and I hope we move beyond making fun of someone’s size or shape.
        She’s tiny boned and very petite, and since she doesn’t look emaciated, it is her natural shape.
        I truly hope one day we can stop. We already have a patriarchal society telling us how we should look. We can’t dismantle if women won’t even stop shaming each other. Adjust our eyes to accept all shapes, sizes, colors, and abilities, and then we can see beauty in “imperfection” and acceptance as we are in general.

      • Masamf says:

        @Chaine and @Lana, I honestly wouldn’t call Meghan’s legs “chicken” or “spindly” legs (I would never even make fun of anyone’s body part or anything that they never chose to be created whichever way or something they can’t change). Meghan’s leg shape is different from Kate’s but they both have legs equally proportionate to their body size. Anything bigger than her’s would be too big compared to Meghan’s body size and any legs smaller than Kate’s size would be a tad to small for Kate’s body size.

      • Marie says:

        Meghan has the tiniest legs! I had already noticed it on the engagement pics, I was shocked of how thin they looked! Pic evidence -> https://media.melty.fr/pmedia-3644176-ajust_700/meghan-markle-et-le-prince-harry.jpg

      • notasugarhere says:

        Some people have very small bones and small frame sizes. I’d be happy to have legs like Meghan’s, frankly. Letizia of Spain wore trousers for years because she had been teased about her legs being “too thin”.

      • Princessk says:

        I also think it is rather unkind to call her ‘chicken legs’ , that is what the idiots on DM keep saying. Poor Meghan patently knows that she has very thin legs, and has often referred to herself as ‘the little girl with the skinny legs’, so it is quite possible that she has been teased about them ever since she was small.

      • TyrantDestroyed says:

        I don’t have neither conventional beautiful legs mine are in the thin sprectrum. Even though in my mother’s side the women have beautiful legs I got my father’s side long skinny legs. But I agree, it was annoying to be teased in high school because skinny legs by my peers.

      • Betsy says:

        Am I the only one, who when I hear the phrase “chicken legs” thinks first of the nummy thighs on a chicken, and not their lower legs?
        - signed, envier of those with thin legs

      • Olive says:

        she has lovely slim legs many women would love to have. why is it OK to slam women for being naturally petite, but not OK to slam women for being overweight? body positivity and size acceptance is for EVERYONE, not just those who are bigger.

      • magnoliarose says:

        It hurts when someone picks at our bodies for things we were born with or not. We are what we are for whatever reason, and it should be ok and not fair game. I was teased for being skinny and long. I could not gain weight, and it wasn’t until someone pointed it out snidely did I know something was wrong with me.
        There is no winning. We aren’t made the same, and we aren’t meant to be.

      • Megan says:

        My nickname in high school was Chicken Legs. I believe it originated with the field hockey coach shouting “let’s pick up the pace Chicken Legs” as we were doing a warm up run.

      • Lexa says:

        This feels like the weirdest thing to write, but I think what might give the impression that her legs and ankles are extra thin (aside from, you know, actually being generally thin) is that her feet are somewhat large for her height. It’s almost like an optical illusion? I actually thought she was much taller because of it, but seeing her next to Harry in her heels, she’s truly quite petite.

      • Natalia says:

        LOVIN’ the pantyhose. Her legs look great. With or without. I just think it gives a smooth look and I’m from the pantyhose generation, hated them then and glad I don’t wear them now, but for occasions like this it is appropriate and desirable.

      • FLORC says:

        Re: MM legs. This truly depends on the photo. She has slim ankles and a petite frame overall. It’s not where she retains fat. She does have a toned body with ample muscle. This is where it varies photo to photo. See the muscle and she doesn’t look thin. Font see it and she’s thin looking. Example. The sunken garden engagement photos and video. To walk away we see her calves and her legs look larger than facing front.

  2. Janetdr says:

    I do like Kate’s coat here, nice hat too. Meg’s black/ white look is also classic, although the coat is more creamy than the hat and that bugs me 😁 I love hats but there always comes the moment when you have to take it off…and my fine hair will be all squished down and sad looking.

    • Susannah says:

      Both ladies look wonderful. I love that different hats too, the broad-brimmed of Kate’s and Meghan’s beret.
      To show you how ridiculous Meghan’s press coverage is there’s actually an article in the Daily Telegraph that asks, “Is Meghan Markle’s beret a subtle nod to her feminist beliefs?”
      Seriously, someone actually wrote that headline!

    • Veronica says:

      Kate is Kate. Kate wears what she wears, but I do like her in hats.

      Meghan looks nice. I like her coat, but I do think her coat is too big and I actually don’t like her in hats. I don’t think she has a “hat face,” or head size or something. Or maybe I don’t like the berets she’s worn. They are hard to look good in.

      She looks different in the last few outings. Can’t figure it out, but her face looks different. Maybe she has the Royal Affliction and is losing a lot of weight before her wedding.

  3. Petty Riperton says:

    Egg and Chutney perfect names for them

  4. LizB says:

    I think Meghan and Kate both look great. Harry and William? Present and accounted for.

  5. Blaire Carter says:

    I love Meghan’s entire look!

  6. BaronSamedi says:

    Just comparing the fashion and Meghan is the clear winner. This side by side comparison really makes it obvious that the ‘problem’ is not Kate’s color choices or buttons, etc.

    To me it is obviously the cut of the clothes. The pictures are not included but Kate’s coat (maternity wear or not) is cut just like Camilla’s – she’s once more dressing about 20 to 30 years to old. Her skirt seems to end above the knee, which is in my opinion not a trendy length either.

    Meghan’s coat is streamlined and has an interesting collar and her dress ends below the knee which immediately ties the look together in a stylish way.

    The hats are a matter of tast I guess but I think Meghan wins that round too.

    • Carol says:

      RE: the dress ending below the knee: I feel Kate’s pain – I’m thin with a bit of a ‘cankle’ – I don’t have thin calves like Meghan. So a dress that hits right below the knee loots a bit odd on me. If anyone has a remedy for this, let me know!! lol

      • OriginalLala says:

        i would hardly describe Kate as having cankles :) She has lovely legs, I think she just doesn’t understand how to dress her body shape because the few times she has worn a midi-length it looked great!

      • Masamf says:

        Kate has such beautiful legs and my assumption is that’s why she wears such short dresses: to flaunt her legs.

      • Alexandria says:

        Cankles? I’ve never seen Kate with cankles, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Kate has nice legs to me and she takes every opportunity to show them off.

        Meghan looks so pretty. I’m not impressed by the hat but finally a good fitting coat with no big lapels and fussy front tie. Loved it that she wore a dress with a good length.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Carol

        A longer well below the knee pencil classic shape would work and also a heel to elongate the front of the foot and add height. Boots of course and always make sure the color on the calves isn’t jarring against the color of the shoes and skirt. The more of the calf shown, the more the cankle is apparent.
        I know a model friend who has the same, but she covers it by wearing heels and slender lines. Believe or not she does swim and is known for her banging body. So cankles are normal and easily worked with.

      • manda says:

        I totally agree on the thick ankle thing. Her and Katie Holmes. I guess it’s a subjective thing. However, I still think that she would good in a pencil skirt. I hate the flouncy twirly stuff that Kate wears, she is so dowdy

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Meghan’s fashion is chic and timeless, Katie Keen either dresses like she’s still a student or like her mother. I get that she likes to dress girly but the flashing has got to stop – its juvenile, its really not that difficult to wear clothing that isn’t going to embarrass you. I firmly believe she likes to flash, she finds it amusing and does it to titilate William. I think Kate likes to show off show lithe and slender she is.

      Meghan wears the clothes, the clothes wear Katie Keen.

      • BaronSamedi says:

        @Digital Unicorn “Meghan wears the clothes, the clothes wear Katie Keen. ”

        100% with you on this! I don’t necessarily agree on the flashing though – I honestly think that this is her trying to offset her dowdy style. I can imagine her going ‘Well, I have to dress appropiately but I’m at least going to show off my great legs!’ while just not getting that 1. skirts that short haven’t been a Thing for classic professional wear in ages and 2. actually a well fitted pencil skirt ending below the knee flatters just about any figure.

        I keep going back to Suits but it’s such a perfect example. None of the women on that show ever wear pants and they all wore pencil skirts of Meghan’s length and looked incredible.

      • MRsBump says:

        @lana – you made me laugh out loud.
        Agreed, some of the comments, whilst super entertaining, do verge on the deranged!
        Kate isn’t my cup of tea, i cannot relate to any aspect of her life, but the motivations ascribed to her in these threads are so far off the realms of logic as to be totally insane.
        But for the purpose of comedy, sure, she wear these slightly short skirts to highly publicised events for the sole purpose of hoping that a gust of wind would raise the hem up, and her husband of 10 years at that exact moment would catch said skirt flying up and be titillated.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I don’t think Kate likes flashing I just think she tries to wear styles that aren’t becoming or useful. She should know by now that meeting the public in short skirts is a problem. For purely logistical reasons. I do think she insists on the length because she likes her legs but it isn’t practical. I think she is stubborn about it and it keeps her from wearing more fashionable looks. Camilla is older, and no one expects her to bend down. But if Kate is to have interactions with children in her charities, she will have to change that.

      • Natalie S says:

        @magnoliarose. I agree. I don’t think it’s more complicated than Kate likes the look and unfortunately it’s not practical but she’s too stubborn to give up on it.

        Kate wears hairnets. Unless William has visions of lunch-ladies in his head, she’s not dressing for him when doing these engagements.

      • Princessk says:

        Yes, I think with this outfit Megan was showing us a bit of Rachel Zane from Suits, I still think that Meghan is going to improve and hit some much higher fashion notes , once she gets her hands on the clothing allowance, stylists, and a seamstress who can alter the clothes for a perfect fit. On Suits there must have been a very good wardrobe mistress. For me the highest point so far has been the divine black suit she wore to the Endurance event.

      • Guest1 says:

        Am I the only one who sees that she’s wearing exactly the same outfit Kate would wear? Lol. The pumps, clutch, the coat (Kate’s worn a very similar coat/outfit in a different colour before) and the dress. They’re classic outfits and they both look chic. Kate has great legs, there’s no harm in showing them off! I thought Meghan would stick to her own fresh style.

        https://hips.hearstapps.com/ell.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/02/768×1152/54ac5929e1b77_-_elle-kate-middleton-alexander-mcqueen-easter-v-47779099.jpg

    • Lana says:

      Why in the hell are you comparing an actress to a pregnant lady?

    • notasugarhere says:

      I like this white/cream coat on her. Simple, elegant, and something she can wear for years and it won’t look dated.

    • Dally says:

      Dude, Kate’s like 8 months pregnant, she looks great! Meghan also looks great! It’s not a contest between the two, and the endless horse-race sniping comparisons between the two are petty and mean. I know it’s reflex for a lot of people to compare women, especially on their looks, but it really has negative real-world effects on how we see and evaluate women in the real world, consciously or not.

      • BaronSamedi says:

        Dude, I am comfortable keeping my Feminist card while also looking at the fashion two women are wearing.

        Maybe it’s as simple as looking for stuff I would personally like to wear and looking for inspiration in women who have the money to do it right?

        And Kate’s pregnancy has exactly zero to do with the choice in clothes she makes. With her budget she definitely has the ability to make timeless, classic choices or to have stuff outright made for her.

  7. Rapunzel says:

    Some notes:

    1. Meg’s coat looks better unfastened.
    2. Notice Meg’s dress is an appropriate length and a sheath, so no flashing worries, unlike Kate, whose dress is too short and flared, and has to be held down to prevent showing the kiddies her knickers.
    3. Meg doesn’t do the crotch clutching. She knows how to hold a clutch.

    • whatever says:

      “Meg doesn’t do the crotch clutching. She knows how to hold a clutch”

      I guess you missed this picture then….

      http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/03/12/15/4A1F260F00000578-0-image-a-53_1520870035969.jpg

      • Masamf says:

        If Meghan crotch clutched, it was periodic and not as much as Kate does it. For most of the time, Meghan’s hands were at her sides, most of the time. Kate’s hands were busy using the clutch to hold her dress/coat at her crotch in order to keep the dress intact so it doesn’t open and expose her insides. That’s the difference we’re tryna point out.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Um…. that pic was not crotch clutching. The clutch is more off to the side, the angle of the shot just makes it look more centered.

        See the last pic on this post (of Kate) and you’ll see the diff.

      • whatever says:

        “The clutch is more off to the side, the angle of the shot just makes it look more centered”

        And there have been other occasions where Kate has done that as well but that never stopped people saying she was “crotch clutching” her purse.

        P.S other pictures from different angels shows her purse is over her crotch.

    • Olenna says:

      Agree. I like the open coat look. She looks very chic as others have said. And, I believe there’s difference between holding a clutch and clutching one in a defensive posture. ;-)

      • Princessk says:

        Hmmm….some people had tin for her because she undid her coat and kept it undone after the service. I wonder if this was deliberate on her part or totally unconscious . Kudos to her anyway because royal women do not usually walk around with their coats flapping open.

      • Olenna says:

        Yeah, I don’t if the open coat was deliberate as a style choice or for comfort, but I thought it looked elegant without being contrived. Just to add, I think Meghan has that petite Audrey Hepburn look about her, which I think is better complimented by clean lines and more simplistic pieces like this coat and dress. I recall the floral maxi dress she wore to the wedding in Jamaica and thought it overwhelmed her.

      • Princessk says:

        @Olenna…Yes I thought that she looked awful in that Erdem maxi dress, I just cannot understand the obsession with Erdem

    • Becks says:

      It’s because Kate does it at every.single.event. She always holds her clutch in front of her like its a security blanket. If she had just done it once or twice, or there were a few random pictures of it, people wouldn’t think twice about it (and probably wouldn’t have noticed.) but over 7 years its been a constant. THAT’S why it gets brought up.

      • HK9 says:

        Yasssssss. I also think she does it because of her history of “fly ups” thinking it will help but it doesn’t. While I think Kate looks great at this event, she’s got to get a real stylist who will not only help her with that but with proportion.

    • Frida says:

      Can we talk about how Kate and Meghan are wearing the same shoes? That HAD to be an accident, right?

      • Becks says:

        They’re not the exact same. Kate’s are Rupert Sanderson, Meghan’s are Manolos.

      • Princessk says:

        Yes, very interesting! Below is a conversation I had with two people on DM about the shoes, who seem to be well informed fashionistas. It also goes to show that, unlikely as it seems, not all people on DM are stupid idiots.

        Comment from Ms A:
        “they are not the same. Meghan Markle is wearing a centred heel court and HRH Catherine is wearing the hardest stiletto to walk on a long back heel…its positioned at the outermost point possible below her natural heel:) Meghans is centred- easiet to walk on. ‘Kate’ is a true protocol professional !!! ¿¿”

        Comment from Ms K
        “You are correct. MB’s BB Pumps are center heeled and a bit more comfortable than a true stiletto, like CL’s Pigalle or Decollete. I wear both (BBs and Decollete, not Pigalle), as well as the MB Carolyne and the BB is always a bit more comfortable. I do not know the brand of Kate’s pump? It is not a Louboutin.”

        Comment from Me! 😁
        “Well Meghan is supposed to be wearing Manolo Blahnik, and they are supposed to be known for comfort but I would not know. Megan’s heels look slimmer than Kate’s and poor Meghan was really wobbling over those cobbles.”

      • magnoliarose says:

        Manolos are very comfortable and easy to wear. The shoe fetishist in my family keeps all of them going back to the 80s. They are balanced so not all of the body weight is on one part of the foot.

  8. MostlyMegan says:

    Meghan appears to be wearing tights/pantyhose – which is a new thing for her? Perhaps the formality of the occasion called for it. I love her style – she looks chic and modern and extremely stylish.

  9. wowsers says:

    All looking lovely. Meghan’s hair looks a bit dry and stringy, needs a good cut and styled out of her face.

    • Becks says:

      So I like this hat objectively, but Kate never ever styles it right. It never quite works with her outfit. I think this may be the 4th time we’ve seen it? and it just never looks right. I think she must think its a great hat, and I like I said I do like it by itself, but she can never quite figure out how to wear it.

  10. Astrid says:

    The shoe color looks off for both of them. Should it have been black or navy?

  11. Petty Riperton says:

    Chutney’s makeup is horrible as always, it ages her. Other than that she’s looks nice.

    Meghan looks good

  12. MRsBump says:

    Meghan looks absolutely gorgeous, i think the hat is a clear win as well. It frames her delicate features nicely.
    The coat however is meh. It’s clearly too big for her, the fastening is a bit off and the collar doesn’t look like it was meant to be worn up since the lapel is a slightly lighter in colour than the rest of the coat.
    It’s a definite improvement compared to the uninteresting sweater/pants office outfits.
    Kate’s look is super dull, but she looks so ready to pop, that i feel she should be commended just for turning up and wearing heels.

    • YankLynn says:

      I had to go look at the coat on the designers page because I wondered if I was seeing lining on that upturned collar and it wasn’t meant to be turned up. But the model had the collar up and it looked the same too so working as intended I guess :) . I was nervous for her because someone let her go out without removing the tailor tack on the vent of the blue and cream coat the other day. With tne coat fastened the bust area looks too big. I’ve wondered with Kate too why the royals don’t get expert tailoring on key pieces like coats. All the women in royal party seemed to have coordinated on navy and cream, aside from the Queen. Wondering why so for this event ?

    • notasugarhere says:

      She might be taking her fashion tips from HM, Camilla, Anne, Sophie. Those ladies don’t wear skintight outfits, but tend to have a looser long coat over a more fitted dress underneath.

    • Princessk says:

      Too be honest, I liked the colour combination and she did look beautiful but the coat was not a great fit. Meghan needs a couture fit for coats.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I think she will need bespoke and tailored because of her frame. She would do well to buy a handful of high quality coats for all occasions and update them each year by adding to it and periodically retiring some. She will need a very good tailor.
        I can’t wear many things off the rack because of my height and frame so I routinely have to have them nipped here or there or just say No. Some things don’t matter but for a more formal item, it is worth it.

  13. aquarius64 says:

    I saw the YouTube videos for Commonwealth Day and Meghan’s fashion and interaction was amazing. Meghan wore navy and white/cream with the rest of the Royal ladies (if she wore a bold color she would have been dragged for trying to outdo the queen). Meghan was filmed singing God Save the Queen; she would have taken a hit if she mixed up the lyrics with Of The I Sing. Meghan going through the receiving line to chat with Commonwealth and church leaders. When they left the church a girl in a track suit gave her flowers curtsied to Meghan twice. This is Meghan’s life now.

  14. Cerys says:

    Meghan looked very elegant. Her coat was a bit too big again and it looked better opened then fastened. She has also seemed to figure out appropriate skirt lengths for royal occasions. Kate’s outfit was nice but looked much better the first time she wore it. I think it was the hat that made the difference. On the previous occasion she wore a smaller hat and her hair was up. This time, it looked as if she had pulled on a big hat because she hadn’t had her hair done. To me, it didn’t look right with the outfit.
    The other royal ladies looked nice although Sophie Wessex would have looked better with navy shoes rather than nude ones.

  15. Gippy says:

    They both look lovely. I’ll give Katie a pass on the fit and flare fit, I’m sure that’s the most comfortable at this point in her pregnancy. My biggest issue is Kate is going down steps, heavily pregnant, and in heels – Will pays her no attention. That would piss me off if I were Kate.

  16. Talie says:

    Meghan’s a quick study…she’s finding what works for her when she has to wear conservative British drag.

  17. Millennial says:

    I’m not going to pick on Kate here. She’s 8 months pregnant. I’m impressed she’s in heels and not in a sack dress over maternity leggings at this stage (Lord knows I’d be).

    Meghan looks lovely. Love it when brides wear white.

    • Clare says:

      Hmmm two of my coworkers are currently heavily pregnant – one 7.5 months and the other 8.5 months. Both are dressed professionally because we are at, y’know, work.

      So while I’m pleased Kate is finally turning up for stuff, let’s not get carried away with the ‘OMG SHES WORKING WHILE PREGNANT’ narrative. Millions of women work late into pregnancy and go back to work a couple of weeks after giving birth.

      Agree that Meghan looks beut.

      • Millennial says:

        My comment didn’t mention the “OMG she’s working while pregnant narrative” so I’m confused why you replied to me about it? My comment was about her outfit.

      • Becks says:

        @millennial its because there is this constant narrative that because Kate is pregnant, and wearing something besides “a sack dress over maternity leggings” she is some sort of superhero or deserves a medal. She’s doing what thousands of women all over the world do every day. And they do it for longer than an hour or two at a clip.

        I think Kate looks nice, but the constant praise because “she’s 8 months pregnant and is in heels!!!” is tiresome. yes, she’s wearing heels. Yes, I’m sure she is uncomfortable. She’s pregnant. That’s part of the territory.

      • MRsBump says:

        @becks – i think you are reading way too much into a innocuous comment. This wasn’t a remark on Kate’s work ethics or lack of.
        All 8 month pregnant women, yes the thousands of them, getting dressed up in heels to look a certain way when they’d probably rather be at home with their feet up, deserve some sympathy.

      • Becks says:

        No I’m not reading too much into it lol. Millenial said the comment was about her outfit, I was explaining Clare’s response. My response also had nothing to do with Kate’s lack of work ethic.

    • PiMo says:

      I am more impressed that she can attend events without constantly going to the washroom. At that stage of pregnancy, I had to go pee every half an hour.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Amazing how millions of other women show up to actual work, dress according to their work dress code, and work until days before giving birth.

  18. Kaz says:

    Love Meghan’s more classic, stream-lined style. I’ve been waiting for Kate to do this but she is stuck in the home counties Laura Ashley inspired stuff from decades ago, very ‘dressy’ dressy all the time, feminine with lots of buttons and lace etc. today’s navy on navy suit isn’t too bad, but maybe in the future she could embrace skirts that don’t blow up in the wind. #howmanytimes?

    Also, why do the royal men so rarely -almost never – offer their arms to assist their female companions? It’s criminal that no-one assists the Queen or pregnant Kate up and down the stairs etc. #nomanners

  19. Citresse says:

    I notice the constant PDAs are initiated by MM only. And I don’t see any response from Harry other than fidgets etc…it’s an observation. Could it be Harry is too shy? I don’t think so. He likes getting drunk and playing strip poker during his spare time.

  20. Becks says:

    I think Kate looks fine, I don’t love the hat with the dress (I just think she cant quite pull it off, Camilla’s big hat looks great) but I think she looks nice overall. I’m glad she’s not wearing the tanzanite set with her blue outfit again.

    Meghan looks great and I’m glad to see her in a more streamlined coat. I love that she kept to the navy/cream color scheme (lol) but flipped it from so the cream is the dominant color.

    I also thought Sophie and Anne looked good today. Overall nice outing for the female royals.

  21. Merritt says:

    I don’t like Meghan’s coat. The fit was off and it was giving off lab coat vibes. Kate’s hat isn’t working for me either.

    • Lexa says:

      Yes! I’m so surprised no one else has said this, but I thought the fit and cut of Meghan’s coat was very lab coat. I’m guessing that’s one of the reasons she turned the collar up, to help avoid that comparison. The model image from the brand shows the collar flipped up, but the non-model shot has it flipped down, which is how I think it was intended to be worn. Other than that, I thought she (and all of the Royal ladies, especially Sophie and the Queen) looked lovely.

  22. Snowflake says:

    Meghan and Harry look so nice together. They look polished and modern. A lot of what Kate wears looks old fashioned to me.

  23. L84Tea says:

    Meghan looks nice, but I am not a fan of the white beret. When I was growing up there was a painting in my house of two girls standing together on a beach and one is wearing a blue beret and the other a white. When I was little I was convinced the one girl had a cream pie on her head. I guess it made an impression on me about white berets.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The BRF cling to their hats. Not all royal families continue with the hat tradition, but they represent the home of Ascot so the hats continue.

      I’d have liked both MM and KM’s hair up in a low bun instead of loose. Unless your hair is frozen in place like HM’s (or often Queen Mathilde’s of Belgium), you need an updo to keep the hair under control and professional.

  24. Ollie says:

    Kate and Sophie look so good in blue. Very elegant and fitting. The Queen was the looker.

    I love Meghan’s barett, but her coat in close ups… what a cheap looking doctor coat and what’s with the wide belt?-area. Urgh looks better open
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/03/12/15/4A1F4BCF00000578-5489227-image-m-286_1520868909534.jpg

    And Theresa May in latex? Why?

  25. Cynical Ann says:

    I think they both look beautiful and appropriate and I love that the royal ladies (other than the Queen in burgundy) wore navy. I’m not in a nit-picking mood.

  26. minx says:

    Love MM’s whole outfit but I keep thinking about makeup on the white beret.
    Kate, whatever she feels comfortable in is fine at this point.

  27. Bees says:

    Eh, Kate looked better than Meghan here and so many here can’t accept that and it’s quite funny. The lab coat swallowed Meghan. Now the Queen, I’d wear her outfit and I’m only 27. Camilla looked absolutely gorgeous!

  28. Inas says:

    One thing that Kate and Meg are fond of is the eyeliner.

  29. Bitsy says:

    I’m always in the minority when it comes to Catherine. I think she looks regal, healthy, happy, and stylish. She will never have the cutting edge style we may prefer but I find that she dresses to compliment her shape and skin tine. She has narrow hips, small boobs, and beautiful legs although they aren’t so proportionate to her torso. She dresses to show her legs and bring color to her somewhat ruddy skin tone. She also has beautiful thick hair that looks better on her long. And yes, it’s her hair. We’ve all seen it frizz up in humidity in a way weaves do not. I find it hilarious whenever petulant, arrogant, cheating, once good looking men start to age faster than their wives who have given birth and put up with them so long. Next to William, Kate looks like Mrs Universe. He used to look soooo good!!?!?
    As for Meg…eh. Her jacket doesn’t look good buttoned. The waist looked dropped and made her look boxy. The hat looks too casual. Her dress is beautiful tho. And even in that bad coat, she is stunning. Her face is so delicately beautiful. Again, standing next to Harry, she looks like Mrs Universe. Both these men pulled wives who could’ve done better in terms of looks and personality. They are lucky lucky men.

    • Carolind says:

      The money and titles and glory would not be the reason they have good looking wives?

      • Bitsy says:

        @carolind of course that’s the reason why, but these two women also appeared vivacious and intelligent before marriage. We’ve seen what happened to Kate Middleton now-silent-stepford Duchess Catherine. Meg is becoming more British by the day, so we will see if she maintains her wit and passion. If she becomes too British and Stepford Harry may lose interest as he could’ve married an aristo for that life. Money and titles and glory, by law of diminishing returns, lose their luster after so long and you’ve got to have something else to keep you healthy and happy. With DoC, I think her children being set for life and the freedom to basically have her family living with her is a large part of William’s pull on her. We don’t know enough about Meg yet to see what will keep her interested in a demanding, spoiled, balding party boy. I’m guessing she’ll throw herself into her charities and develop a high society set of friends to keep her thriving. I just think both princes offer little in terms of personality and looks.

    • Ari says:

      You not wrong in a lot of what you say. I think Meghan’s style is a bit boring but it is still more interesting than Kate by miles. I agree that Meghan is so beautiful that she makes stuff look better than it probably is. That is a gift. She caries things well. I do worry that it seems she is losing a lot of weight. I am sure she is a bit stressed with everything that is going on. It is just starting to get noticeable.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I think it is stress. I am a stress noneater because I lose my appetite and get stomach flips. Kate had the same issue I believe. It is noticeable if the person is already slender and has to be managed or it looks like the person is ill and gaunt. It is like food tastes off and the nerves are all over the place.

    • wowsers says:

      Lovely comment bitzy and I agree about her hair and everything else. No weave added or needed (and this is coming from someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of hair additions who’s tried everything on the market!!)

  30. Dee says:

    Are they wearing the same shoes? because they are both terrible

  31. Anna says:

    Kate’s obsession with navy blue is getting annoyingly boring. Meghan’s clothes all look nice and classic individually, but on her they seem … tacky. She’s worn so many fresh and elegant looks for seven years on Suits, I don’t understand why she can’t put one good outfit together by herself.

    • LAK says:

      The suits clothing is put together by a costume designer / stylist. Very few actors are involved in the creative process of dressing their character and most don’t pay attention to what’s being put on them unless the end result is uncomfortable.

      It’s the same as many models with no sense of fashion despite a job that requires them to model fashion. Kate Moss became a style icon because she knows how to pull a look together which she says she learnt from paying attention to the stylists on her jobs.

    • Harla says:

      Because she was playing a role on Suits. She’s mentioned many times that Rachels’ style is not her style so I don’t know why we would expect her to dress that way.

    • Tou says:

      “Meghan’s clothes all look nice and classic individually, but on her they seem … tacky. She’s worn so many fresh and elegant looks for seven years on Suits, I don’t understand why she can’t put one good outfit together by herself.” I don’t think she can wear the kind of clothes she wore in “Suits” now. Her “Suits” outfits are too sexy to wear for her new roles, at least they were too skin tight or revealing. While that was good and appealing for a tv show, she can’t do that in her soon to be role.

  32. Ari says:

    I think both ladies look amazing. I think Meghan looks very chic and it suits her well. Kate is caring this pregnancy the best. Never seen her look so good. Once Meghan is married I look forward to seeing her style evolve. I do think she is playing it as safe as she can for now.

  33. Jini says:

    Meghan’s overly emotional “surprise” face when the little kids hand her flowers is starting to verge on a Taylor Swift like reaction. In one of Hello’s photos she looked like she was tearing up. For fucks sake, the flowers from kids thing happen at every royal event. It’s prearranged. It’s not because they were inspired by how amazing you are and went and picked the flowers themselves. Stop with the over the top facial expressions and just give a smile.

  34. Sarah says:

    Prince Harry wears a suit SO WELL. That man is made for a suit.

    • guest says:

      He does. Him and Meghan look so good together.

    • Lavender says:

      He lacks tailoring with his suits. He should get some tips from Charles.

      • Princessk says:

        You have said it! Charles is the epitome of pure elegant dressing.
        I really wish William and Harry would step up but so far they have shown no sign of having sartorial inclinations. I think they just like trying to look ‘down with the people’. Both have good bodies and could look very dashing, as they do when they wear morning suits but their normal style is very similar and rather boring. The only departure was when William started wearing suede slippers to black tie events, which looked nice. Harry at times looks a terrible scruff. I never forget when he was younger and he posed for a picture with a clean shirt that looked as though it was straight out of the tumble drier, a royal prince, a son of Charles !

    • Veronica says:

      I don’t find Harry handsome at all. I don’t like his hair, his ruddy skin, and I think he always looks frumpy. He is also balding and unemployed.
      If Harry wasn’t a prince, no one here would look at him twice.
      Now William – he used to be gorgeous. Now, he is very equine looking. Sorry. Not trying to be mean.

      • Masamf says:

        But you ARE real mean are rude Veronica sorry to tell you that. All your posts are really mean. Harry and William can’t help that they are bald or have this and that skin tone that you don’t approve of All their ancestors are bald, their father is, both their uncles are, their grandfather is, their genes predispose them to baldness, what are they supposed to do? And Im sure if they got hair transplants we wouldn’t hear the end of it. I find this body shaming nastiness really rude and cruel, whether it be body shaming a woman or a man.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Masamf

        I don’t like it either. I have to watch myself with men sometimes because women have taken SO much of it, but unless the man is truly vile, I think its best to leave it alone. So many intelligent and capable people never reach their full potential because they don’t feel confident in their appearance. They can have all the talent in the world but feel crushed that they don’t feel they are even passably attractive.
        After all the nastiness of 45, I am hoping we can be a little kinder to each other. I have a lot to learn myself and have a long ways to go, but I hope we can try at least.

  35. Vava says:

    I like Kate’s coat, but I think it was styled better the last time she wore it. This hat she has on now just isn’t working with the look. Makes her look frumpy, whereas the other hat with the side bun hairstyling looked very chic and modern.

    Meghan looks fine, but as others have noted the coat is ill-fitting. I hope she avoids that designer in the future. Not a fan of that beret, either. Also in some photos on the DM, her shoes looked too big, how does one walk in shoes that gape at the heel? Curious about that.

    • guest says:

      Maybe her feet are two different sizes? Or her feet swell. I buy bigger shoes because my feet swell if I’m on them a lot.

    • magnoliarose says:

      She has very narrow feet, and they are harder to find a good fit. I notice it too. I have seen the headache those people have with finding shoes they actually like. I wonder how she will compensate for that or if she will need a cobbler. My husband has big feet, so he has his dress shoes made for him. She may have to do that.

    • Masamf says:

      I am in the minority in that I can’t get a right size that fits. My feet a wider at the toes, narrower along the heels but overall short. So a size 8.5 would fit me lengthwise but it would be a tad too narrow and a tad too tight around the toes. So I buy a size 9 which is longer but is a better fit for my toes and I end up with a small gap at the heel side. Meghan could have the same problem as I do. And because Im not wealthy, I can’t have custom made so I make do with whatever is on the rack.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Shopping tip – some upscale department stores allow you to purchase a pair of shoes in different sizes, if you are an 8 left, 8.5 right.

  36. Maria says:

    Trust Princess Anne to show up in a coat she wore in her thirties. She probably hasn’t put on an ounce of weight. Lucky her. I thought all the ladies looked nice. Meghan’s outfit was lovely. Kate’s coat was at least a repeat and not another new blue coat. Agree that Meghan’s hair could be a tad shorter.

    • Nic919 says:

      Anne is the one who actually recycles her clothing. Wearing something over a few decades is impressive.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Right. She buys classics and not trends, so she looks good. Another fashion rule by my grandmother. Find your style but have some well made high-quality classics that are within a person’s budget. So it is worth buying out of season sales if the item is a classic.
        For the curvy fluffy beauties if they know someone who can sew it might be worth it to have some well fitted pieces made.

  37. guest says:

    I like how harry escorted meghan down the stairs as they are leaving. It drives me insane that William doesn’t do that for Kate. She’s 8 months pregnant. Maybe they have an understanding. But he’s done that before when George was a baby and they went to Australia. Left her coming down the stairs holding him in heels.

  38. Canadiangirl says:

    Two different women with two different styles. Both women are in two different roles with different obligations. Both look lovely. Kate is heavily pregnant and looks beautiful and happy. I hope both ladies get along well and enjoy a long friendship. 🙂

  39. Cher says:

    For both Kate and Meghan, what’s with the heavy eyeliner??? It ages them both.

  40. Michelle says:

    Meg and Kate are wearing the same shoes!!!!
    Looks like they ordered them online together ;-) that’s what friends do!!!

  41. katie3 says:

    Apart from those “vintage” photos from her childhood, has Megan ever been pictured with her hair in its natural state? It seems pretty high maintenance to go through the straightening process day in, day out.

    • Tonya says:

      Katie3, some straightening methods used by people last for months. For example, a Brazilian blowout can last up to 10 weeks (more than 2 months)…a relaxer can last up to several months. The client visits his/her hair dresser whenever a ‘touch up’ is needed & that depends on the texture & new growth length etc. Do you know anyone who has had a perm? If I recall those last for a while once precautions are followed…

    • magnoliarose says:

      Natural hair for black women can be higher maintenance. I was surprised to learn this. Because it can be fragile and need more conditioning and care to keep it from breaking. So they have to keep it healthy and protected. I love the look. My brother and sister in law just adopted their foster kids, and my sister in law is learning how to style their hair. She’s determined, so I mentioned keeping it natural and healthy.
      For Meghan as an actress her straight hair is more versatile, and since she isn’t bohemian, I am not sure how curls would have suited her professionally. Idk. Maybe it would have helped. ?

      • Masamf says:

        @magnoliarose, as a WOC who has gone though perming, relaxing and what not of my hair and in the end decided to just cut and keep it to a very short cropped length, I can tell you natural hair is very hard to manage, at least it is for me and my girls and the rest of the females in my family. My girls cut off all their hair and went natural but they braid their natural hair and wear wigs all the time. Combing our natural curls every day is not something I enjoy doing TBH, combing my hair hurts. If I were a public figure like Meghan, I honestly wouldn’t subject myself to combing hair everyday just so people can see my natural curls, I too would probably be relaxing it or do something that’s make it more manageable etc, or maybe wear wigs etc. Afro natural hair is not as easily manageable as people would like to think.

      • Elaine says:

        It so IS! And I refuse to be judged for my hair choices, nor will I judge others. Not all of us have the head shape to pull off a Dora Milaje, ok? Lol! :-)

  42. austingoddess says:

    I really like H. and M. together. They always put off the best vibes, like they’re really in tune with one another.

  43. Shannon says:

    OMG MM’s dress (the black v-neck) looks like the one I wore to my college graduation ceremony (albeit surely more expensive LOL) and I LOOOOVE it, especially with the white coat and hat. I really do love her sense of style. Kate’s outfit? I’m not feeling it here, sorry girl.