Carole Middleton makes a rare appearance in Catherine Walker: great genes?

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Ever since Duchess Kate and Prince William got married, we’ve been gifted with daily paparazzi photos of Pippa Middleton, Kate’s younger sister. Some of the daily candids have not been Pippa’s fault – photographers know where she lives, and they wait for her to walk to work. But Pippa also plays it up at times, and you can tell that she enjoys her new-found celebrity. Everybody says that Pippa gets that from her mother, Carole, who is reportedly very outgoing and vivacious. Carole (and Michael, Kate and Pippa’s dad) have barely been seen since the wedding, much to their credit. I like how low-key they’ve been. But last night, Carole and Michael came to London for a gala performance of Venezuela Viva.

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Carole looks great, right? She’s updated her look over the past year, gotten a better haircut and maybe some Botox too. But the legs! Pippa and Kate just got their “good legs” gene from their mom, and they should thank their lucky stars every damn day. I wish I had the “good legs” gene. Anyway, Carole wore Catherine Walker for the gala, and she just looks great. I think Carole might be my favorite Middleton – when you think about it, she’s a momager just like so many Hollywood moms, only Carole was trying to get her daughter the ring, not a Hollywood career.

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By the way, The Mail had a great story on how Carole and The Queen are now BFFs (not really, but close enough). It’s very pish-posh, but you can read the whole thing here. Apparently, the Queen “has let it be known” that she thinks Carole and Michael have behaved “impeccably” and the Queen is responsible for inviting Carole and Michael to several royal events, public and private. Apparently, Carole reminds the Queen of her own mother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Fabulous.

And here are some photos of Pippa over the past few days. Flannel, Pippa? Really?

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Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Abby says:

    i want middleton legs and hair.

  2. Sunshine Daze says:

    Love her jacket! If they made that in a decent pink shade, I bet it would sell out. Any sort of breast cancer awareness (or other awareness ribbons) rock! Carole seems like a classy, kind woman.

  3. JulieM says:

    While I cannot stand any of the Middleton women, I must say that Carole looks great here. Lovely, elegant suit, slim figure. Yes, I do think she did something to her face. Looking good.

    BTW-The Middletons will never be close to the Queen. Will Not Happen.

  4. ShanKat says:

    I recognize the family eyeliner. These ladies love that hard, black line! She’s a hot bitch, though, for sure.

    I enjoy the mental image of the poopy old Queen having a girlcrush. I aspire to someday behave impeccably.

  5. Kaboom says:

    They look like the should play the Prime Minister and his wife in a TV movie, really.

  6. Leticia says:

    The mother looks fabulous! She has really kept her shape and looks youthful, yet age appropriate.

  7. Emma says:

    Pippa is a cute enough girl, and stylish most of the time. But. Those booties. God they are awful. I dont think they are flattering at all, even on the Middleton legs. Sad choice. Cute tan tote though.

  8. teehee says:

    Hey dont be bashin flannel. I’d wear it too. Anyone who grew up in the 90′s knows its a fashion statement! lol
    And hiking boots. ;)

  9. podzol says:

    Mama Middleton looks good here, but she suffers from the same affliction as that of her daughters’: overuse of eyeliner. I’m starting to think that all three ladies had it tattoed on their eyeline.

  10. Auds says:

    Sure their bodies are all right, but their faces are mannish – it doesn’t matter which way you cut it.

  11. Jackson says:

    She looks great. Maybe Kate will take a cue from her mother and get a real haircut with some style to it. But, yeah, they do all have great legs. Bitches.

    LOL@ShanKat with the ‘family eyeliner.’ Too true!

  12. missanne says:

    she’s a beautiful lady, but the dad looks like hannibal lecter 0_o

  13. La Jolie says:

    Of course she’s attractive. Let’s not forget that Carole was a flight attendant back when being a flight attendant meant you had to fit a certain weight requirement, and had to have a certain “look” – i.e. the airlines only hired beautiful young women. I don’t really think Pippa inherited her mother’s legs. Kate certainly did, but Pippa’s are a bit stumpy. She’s a bit stumpy. Non? I know you see it. Long torso, stumpy legs. Kate is more proportional, although much too thin.

  14. Christine says:

    Screw the legs. I want the Middleton waist and jacket/coat wardrobe.

  15. bluhare says:

    I think she looks amazing.

    What I don’t get is why everyone criticises their eyeliner when there’s articles on here all the time about other people with eyeliner as heavy, or heavier, than Kate/Pips/Carole and no one says anything.

  16. UKHels says:

    queen of the social climbers – of course she’s behaved ‘impeccably’, she’s been studying protocol for about 15 years

  17. Kelly says:

    Guess I’m in the minority, I don’t think she is attractive.

  18. Aurelia says:

    Yes Cazza has a very decent figure for her age, hell any age really. But she always looks like “mutton dressed as lamb” Do Americans use this saying?

  19. She’s got a great figure but that face…I thought she looked much younger around the time of the wedding and don’t see why everyone thinks she’s had something done.

  20. liv says:

    my mom has he “great legs” gene. everyone on my mom’s side of the family has fantastic legs. i, however, did not inherit those genes – my sister did though…unfair. lol

  21. Viv says:

    Agree with Kaiser- the flannel’s beyond awful.

  22. Jess says:

    Kate definitely got her looks from her Mom. Pippa got some from her dad, esp. the eyebrows.

  23. The Original Ashley says:

    The Pimp Mama Kris of the UK.

  24. thinkaboutit says:

    Pippa has no style at all. Fine, wear flannel, but on a woman it should be fitted closer to the body, and for the love of god, roll the sleeves unless you’re actually planning to chop down a tree!

  25. thinkaboutit says:

    Oh hell, I didn’t even notice she’s wearing her giant flannel with PUMPS?!? Black patent pumps? Is this a cry for help or what?

  26. AcornPaste says:

    She certainly looks like a flight attendant.

  27. mel jay says:

    she has the angelica houstan vibe going on….