Countess Kate arrives in Scotland, wears short tartan Moloh coat: cute or boring?

Here are some new photos of Prince William and Duchess Kate in Scotland, only we’re not supposed to refer to them by their English titles while they are visiting (or in residence in) Scotland. They shall be referred to as the Count and Countess of Strathearn. Countess Kate (Countess Catherine) has a nice ring to it, and she’s still not a princess! And yes, nit-pickers, I know calling her “Countess Catherine” isn’t correct either, it should be HRH Catherine, the Countess of Strathearn. But my choice is still Countess Waity, duchess of biscuits.

Kate and William are doing a “two-day tour” of Scotland, which began today in Glasgow. Kate wore a tartan coat by Moloh which costs £425. What is the deal with Countess Kate’s maternity hemline?! It’s like pregnancy has made her go back to her “royal girlfriend” roots and she’s back to wearing Issa minidresses. I’m just saying, someone at Buckingham Palace needs to talk to her about her hemlines, because when you’re a countess, the world should not be your gynecologist. You got the ring, baby girl, so stop showing off your baby maker.

Meanwhile, did you read this odd story in People Magazine yesterday? We’ll discuss it below:

Is there a new queen of hearts in the making? One 10-year-old British fan of Kate sure thinks so.

When the Duchess of Cambridge, 31, learned via a letter to her office that one of her biggest fans, Isabella Clarkson, missed her appearance in the young girl’s hometown of Grimsby because of bad weather, Kate felt so bad that she wrote back to express her appreciation.

Isabella, a student at Old Clee Academy and her siblings, Alice, 8, and Reuben, 4, had all set out to see the pregnant royal, who drew thousands of well-wishers for a March 5 visit to their town. But Kate’s helicopter was late because of thick fog, putting her an hour and a half behind, the Grimsby Telegraph reported.

While all the students at Old Clee were taken to one of the tour sites for the visit, they were also let down after waiting in freezing weather for a glimpse of Kate. Many had brought gifts and flowers, but Isabella was only able to catch a glimpse of Kate’s hand waving as her car passed.

“I’d spent ages making a glittery banner to hold the night before, but I don’t think she saw it,” said a dejected Isabella. “I wrote a letter to her afterwards saying how disappointed we all were not to get to meet her – and then we got a reply.”

So excited was Isabella’s mother, Jackie, that she brought the letter from St. James Palace to Isabella’s school where her teacher read it out loud. The note said Kate “immensely touched” Isabella took the time to write. A photo of Kate was also included as a memento.

Isabella said she plans to frame the letter and keep it, noting that Kate is honoring her late mother-in-law with her generosity. “I think Kate is doing all the good work that Princess Diana did and she seems very generous,” Isabella told the Telegraph.

Added Isabella’s mother, Jackie, who was the one who had encouraged her daughter to write: “I knew she would get a reply and that it would cheer her up. It’s a lovely thing for her to keep and look back on in the future, especially as Kate will be Queen one day.”

[From People]

Did you get why Kate was being praised? First, she showed up hours late to a scheduled event because her helicopter pilot didn’t want to fly in the fog. So, she showed up late and didn’t get out of her car to greet the children who had been waiting for hours outside to see her in the cold. So when one of the children wrote to Kate, Kate’s office sent a letter and a photo of the duchess. And that’s why she’s being praised as the new Queen of Hearts. Seriously. I’m not calling for armed revolution or anything, but how can this story be promoted as something “good”? How is this a story about Kate not doing her royal duties?

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. anne says:

    Thank you for showing a pregnant woman with good taste and sense of propriety who looks adorable!

    • truthful says:


      • Kitten Mittens says:

        I think your moniker is just awful. It’s one thing to state your opinion and it’s another thing to name yourself “truthful” since your comments are anything, but so.

        And to all here that only want to compliment Kate on a physical basis. This woman is not to be praised because a photographer photoshopped her pics to look more attractive. She is habitually putting off charity work and never really cares to do anything unless it’s involving people worshipping her or spending someone elses money.

        You folks come here to go against the logical arguments here just to be contrarians. To say “stop picking on poor Kate! she’s so pretty and I wish I had her life.” To go against common thought like that you make yourselves feel special Like we are the bullies and you saved her from being bullied. Then you turn around and yell about how scary thin Jolie is or how fat and ugly Kim K is.

        End Rant.

      • bluhare says:

        Perhaps Truthful picked her moniker because she is truthful in her opinions, and for you to pick her apart for that is pretty tacky, imo.

        But, yes, I do have blue hair if you’re so interested in names.

      • FLORC says:

        Now now. Let’s not get all huffy puffy here. There’s a point to be made in both posts.

        The contrarian argument is valid imo. The poster isn’t too kind on other about female posts, but very defensive towards Kate. The moniker is just that. A name. Not a representation on the validity of their information and opinions.
        And baroness you are not a baroness, nor do I believe you have bluhare irl. Let’s not sink so low like the other comments on other posts to where we start attacking each other on a personal level.

      • bluhare says:

        Well, FLORC, you and I are going to have to agree to disagree on this one. Going after someone merely because of their name is a cheap shot in my opinion. Back it up with some facts, and I’m all for it. But all the poster did was a neener neener.

        And, btw, I do have blue hair. Although you might prefer to think of it as grey. There is a post from me down thread where I state my opinion of people who just come here to hide behind their computers and spew crap.

    • dorothy says:

      Agree! Nice to see someone that has integrity, morals and taste.

    • Stacey says:

      Pretty pretty pretty!!

    • My2Pence says:

      +1 GoodCapon

      @ Anne, @ dorothy. “Sense of propriety”? “integrity, morals and taste”? I’m guessing you folks jumped aboard the Middleton train at the time of the engagement. Check back through the 10 years of her behavior prior to marriage, her lingering workshy ways, and her inappropriate clothing choices now. A few more facts might make you rethink your stance.

      There is a dress protocol as to how she is required to dress for her job just like you may have a dress code at work. You might not like those rules, she clearly doesn’t, but she is required to follow them. Hemlines to the knee, not 6 inches above it. Completely inappropriate and a slap in the face to Her Majesty.

    • Faye says:

      Taste varies, and I don’t mean to be argumentative, but a coat that short is supposed to convey propriety? For a member of the royal family? Dunno, guess I’m just really old-fashioned.

    • rachel says:

      Is that you again Pippa? Ma Middleton?

    • Meerkat says:

      Adorable? She’s not six years old, nor a kitten! She’s 31, pregnant, bending over…sorry, I don’t understand this sudden pony prancing persona.

      • Patricia says:

        A thought came to me regarding her very short hemlines these days….it is to show off her still very slender legs to draw attention away from her stomach. Because if she is not trying to hide it with a purse in front of her … then it is a bouquet of flowers being held awkwardly in front of her.

    • Shaz says:

      Adorable is the word that popped into my mind too. She looks all glowy and pretty.

    • bigt says:

      I know everyone is different but how can she and the human urinal cake both be 5 months pregnant. This how good taste and more then 3 brain cells dresses.

    • Tina Pache says:

      I totally agree, she looks amazing! She always dresses in good taste. There is absolutly nothing wrong or revealing about her outfit.

  2. virginia5 says:

    serious question-how many months along is she supposed to be?

  3. BRE says:

    How far along is she? I swear she looks like she is only 2 months or something….but then again, I just read the story about Kim so that might have something to do with it.

    • A says:

      She’s due in july like Kim.

    • Belle says:

      I agree she is carrying very small at this point, as some women do. Having said that, every time we have seen profile photos of her in the last month or so, she does have an obvious pregnant belly. The shots of her that are from the front (and wearing a coat)… not much belly to be seen. ;)

      • SydneySpy says:

        One of my workmates went on maternity leave recently, being 8 months along. She is very, very slim, and only looked about 3 months pregnant. By the time we caught up the following week, she’d popped out more, but was still tiny, looking about 5 months along. Baby is due any minute….

  4. LadyMTL says:

    I don’t hate the coat but it is a bit too short for my taste. I like the boots though, it’s a nice change from her normal black pumps.

    • bluhare says:

      Agree. Don’t hate the coat either, but that hemline’s got to come down at least 2-3 inches.

      • Tanguerita says:

        Agree. Funnily enough, I think she is just as bad as KK as far as her pregnancy attire is concerned: she is trying to compensate for her(in her case virtually non-existent) weight gain in the only way she can – by shortening her hemline.

      • d says:

        I DISAGREE. While I have no idea what it feels like to be pregnant (or a size zero) – her body changing must be very hard on her and if it were me, I’d want to show off the assets I have!

        If this makes her feel good about herself, and I don’t vomit in my mouth looking at her (think KK in denim/sparklers OR wearing heels with sweatpants) – I say GO FOR IT!!!

      • Belle says:

        d: This isn’t about how Kate is feeling, and which assets she wants to show off. I believe there is a dress code for royals to follow… and I doubt these hemlines come close to meeting any established protocol.

        Don’t get me wrong… I’m no prude. I think many pregnant women look quite cute in shorter dresses (as long as they manage to keep their rear covered when bending over), and Kate is one of them… but I think it is inappropriate, given her position.

      • Dena says:

        I like the coat but think it needs to be a little longer too. Hmm. I am not sure if I feel that way because she is pregnant or simply because she is wearing a dress/skirt that’s too short for the coat. It’s the latter.

        I think if the skirt were a bit longer and fitted (where I could see it and not just bits of it), I wouldn’t have a complaint. But as it is . . . that mini-skirt of a coat is not working for me. It’s like she’s too tall for it. U know like when the sleeves of a shirt are too short for people with longer arms and/or tall women.

  5. ANGELIC 20 says:

    she is dressing like a school girl. that coat is way too short and their are photos of her bending down with her dress and the dress riding high, her link to that photo;topicseen#msg590599

    also this is an awful story, i just can’t see why people like her so much over the usa? seriously she is not even good at waving, smiling, dressing up with unlimited budget and people think she is second coming of mother Teresa.

    • MavenTheFirst says:

      Looks like she forgot her skirt. She’s 31 and dresses like a 12 year old. Such dignity.

    • Belle says:

      I don’t understand why people assume that so many people in the US like her? The media does not represent the people. The article mentioned in this story actually speaks of fans from Grimsby, who seem quite fond of Kate… the women even seems to think that Kate is ‘doing all the good work that Princess Diana did’ (which is hilarious).

      As for the coat and dresses… totally agree, too short. I’m really surprised that she continues to wear them. ;)

    • Red Snapper says:

      My favourite part is where it says `thousands`turned out to see her. She wishes! If you look at the pictures (of her in Grimsby) there are maybe 30 people behind the rope line. This is just another example of the media trying to make Kate HAPPEN. And it`s not happening. All Kate has going for her are her pretty (too short, and inappropriate) clothes and her shiny, shiny hair. No humanity, no charisma, no searching intellect. She doesn`t give a crap, or she appears not to which is just as bad.

      Sometimes I wonder if this isn`t William`s fault, like he doesn`t want to be overshadowed so he stifles her. And then she shows up in a micro dress and we`re told to admire her because her staff sent a typed letter to a littl girl. I wonder if Kate knows anything about her mail. Who knows! It`s all just such a waste. Such a waste.

      • LAK says:

        Long, long ago…..when i had my first job, interning at a PR firm, we used to type out letters for our clients, then have a bimonthly meeting with the client to top [dear x]and tail [client's signature] each letter before we mailed them to their fans.

        They were rarely aware to whom the letters were being written or why, only that it was a good PR exercise.

        Occasionally we’d receive replies from the fans who were sooooo excited that their idol had written personally to them!!!!

    • LAK says:

      If a photographer takes a pic from behind of her bent to talk to the kids, will this be an invasion of her privacy??????

    • FLORC says:

      Angelic 20
      Belle is kind of right. The USA isn’t crazy over her. There’s a person here and there like the posters here that only want to talk about how pretty she is and get really angry and defensive when you ask them to explain why she’s so wonderful without using physical qualities.

      The only news reports I see here are about how hard Kate has it. The Queen bullies Kate. Kate: 2nd coming of Diana. These are not the opinions of educated folks and more fluff articles.

      • bluhare says:

        You forgot Camilla hates Charles and Kate and drinks herself into oblivion. And the Queen’s dying.

  6. Happymom says:

    I think she looks awful. The tartan colors wash her out-and it’s pulling over the chest area. She needs to be in an actual maternity coat. And it is way too short!

  7. bluhare says:

    I’ll bet my Strathearn and raise you a Glenfiddich that the Queen will have something to say about that coat. Much too short. She’s 31 and married to the 2nd in line to the throne for godsakes!

    And as for the second part, I hadn’t seen the story and it makes me puke. Bet the letter was typewritten with Kate’s “Catherine” signaure at the bottom.

    • ANGELIC 20 says:

      yup a printed letter with her signature . don’t you know duchess is so busy behind the scenes working with secret services so she doesn’t have time for these stupid little things.

      • bluhare says:

        Archduchess Angelic: Rebecca’s probably got a macro set on her computer for Kate’s thank you’s, with (insert name of commoner) and (insert name of event) as the variables.

        Kate needs to learn she’s got to take some time to actually do things properly. The Queen writes notes, for heavens sakes!!

        I may have to change your promotion to Angelic Archduchess. I like the ring of it.

      • bluhare says:

        So, Angelic Archduchess, do you think Kate signed the photo?

    • HK9 says:

      You are correct! I’m all about proportion, and while I like the coat, she needs to put an inch or two on it. It is too short.

    • Belle says:

      bluhare: I completely agree about the short coat (and dress), though I really thought the Queen would have had something to say after the last round of short coats and dresses Kate wore. :(

      • bluhare says:

        I’ve read (long ago) I think when Kate first started doing engagements that the Queen thought Kate’s skirts were too short. And now they’re even shorter.

        Dare I say it’s like she’s giving HM the finger?

    • karmasabiatch! says:

      Bluhare, I’ll see your Glenfiddich and raise you a Glenmorangie. LOVE that you’re a single malt girl!!

      I know that you British girls don’t care for Kate, but truly- I personally think she looks adorable. I know that standard dress code for Royals tends to be on the conservative side. But “trendy” clothes that last and have staying power do eventually become classics. She’s wearing tights and boots with the shorter coat, do you truly think that is tasteless?

      Just an honest question. Please, no hurling of insults! :)

      • berry says:

        I just love that you ladies are mentioning these whiskys, I grew up beside a lot of the distilleries that produce these :D

        @karmasabiatch! As a Brit I have to say I don’t think the lenght is that bad, but I know nothing about royal protocol.

      • LAK says:

        There is definite protocol and this hemline isn’t it.

        She’s not just dressing for us, she’s supposed to be dressing for the other realms too, and they are super conservative.

      • bluhare says:

        One thing I try not to do, karmasabiatch, is not to insult. If I do it’s because I’ve been provoked and haven’t had enough sense to get out of it. One thing I hate is when somene responds to someone else’s comment with “Fool” or “Moron” or other such things. People hide behind their screens and I don’t think it’s necessarily a good thing.

        So don’t worry about me! I’ll even throw in a bunnhabhain the in spirit of cameraderie!

    • Lindsay says:

      They have auto pens for that anyone can hold it and sign as Kate. She just has to set her signature once and won’t have to do it again until the pen breaks or she wants to change it.

      Bluhare – I really hope she didn’t send a signed photo. She isn’t a pop star with a fan club! I think they autopenned a note which is fine.

      • bluhare says:

        I think Angelic 20 is right. A signed photo (other than to a close friend) would be so declasse. (If my nose were any higher in the air, I’d be looking at Mt Everest).

  8. melmel says:

    That is a really short dress. I think the Queen has been pissed about the lack of work ethic Willy and Kate has shown and now they are all out and about. You know what now means vakay? Btw has the Queen ever taken a vakay out of the country like these two?

  9. Inconceivable! says:

    I like her maternity style, I just wish her hemline was longer. I’m having flashbacks to short dresses and tights, circa 1993/1994. It’s not the maternity look I would have expected from the future Queen of England. Catherine must abide by rules of wearing hose/stockings, but there are apparently no rules about hemlines?!

    • Mich says:

      I believe there are rules about hemlines – but I can’t remember what they are. Apparently, neither can HRH Catherine, the Countess of Strathearn.

  10. Rachel says:

    I agree about the hemlines Kaiser. I understand that she has great legs and wants to show them off. But this is her job. When you work in an office, you are expected to dress appropriately. That means a skirt that is long enough to hit you at at least he top of the knee, at the shortest. She’s young, so I’m not asking for more than that.

    I’m shocked she hasn’t gotten a memo from the Queen on appropriate attire.

    • FLORC says:

      The hemline may be an attempt to get William’s attention. He is, after all, often away from her.

      The Queen wouldn’t send a memo. I think Kate has been told what to do, but she only cares to listen to William so if he doesn’t have a problem with it she won’t change. Also, this is probably all being set aside in a vault to make Kate look like terrible should William ever decide to divorce her.

  11. Hannah says:

    If I didn’t know she was pregnant, I wouldn’t be able to tell that she is.

  12. Zigggy says:

    Cute outfit. She’s not showing much, but she’s like 5’11 and was super skinny to start with.

    • Sachi says:

      She’s not 5’11″.

      She’s 5’8″ at most. She wears 4-inch heels most of the time and she has a long torso so people assume she’s very tall.

      Meeting Michelle Obama, who is 5’10″:

      Both are wearing heels that look the same height and Kate still looks shorter.

      • Lucky Charm says:

        She also has very poor posture, which would give her another two or three inches in height if she stood up straight all the time. I can’t believe that posture wasn’t included in the “Princess Training” that she received – standing straight and tall should be on the must-do list for a royal!

      • Mich says:

        According to Wiki, she is 5 foot 8.

      • janie says:

        Long torsos actually make people look shorter than they are! I have short legs and a long torso and have to stay skinny and wear short skirts with heels to look proportionate. I doubt her coat would have looked as short if her legs were longer.

  13. truthful says:

    I think she looks cute, the coat is a wee bit too short but she looks good.

    as far as her not arriving by train etc to that event, I am sure her arrival was already planned by the powers that be…I do not understand why she gets so much criticism. FOG was out of her control.

    heck, she could be slugging along to a fro-yo shop with a bunch of senseless publicity for doing absoutely “nothing.”

    • FLORC says:

      She could have taken the train. She chooses to only travel by helicopter whenever possible. Since the helicopter and fuel are expenses footed by the tax payers she’s coming off as tone deaf.

      The Queen is high priority security. Her visits are important and her influence means more than Kate’s. If the Queen can take the train saving tax payers a large sum Kate can certainly take it as well.

  14. TG says:

    You can tell she is pregnant by the fullness in her face. I like her outfit but the problem is she is gettin boring. She wears the exact same silloutte, tights, boots, etc. every single time and that is getting old. Her coats and dresses all hat the same A-line type of hem. I wish she her style would evolve.

  15. diva says:

    Lol at all the people that think the hemline is too short. It’s a cute length. I think it would look worst if it was longer.

  16. GoodCapon says:

    The length of her coats go shorter with each passing engagement. Pretty soon we’ll see her wearing a micro mini.

    Yes Kate, we all know you’re pregnant but you still have skinny legs. Good job. Now put those away, you don’t look classy at all.

  17. Kelly says:

    Listen, I just saw an eye-burning picture of Kim K, and the Duchess looks like a Duchess. Yes, the coat is short, but she has on dark tights and boots. It’s hard to believe she and Kim K come from the same planet.

    • truthful says:


      folks have an issue w/Kate and I try to ignore them.

      hell, she hasn’t even been in her position that damn long, LOL

      I really like how she presents herself, maybe if someone had some concrete reasons for hating her as much as they do, I’d think twice.

      she is gracious and pretty to me.

      • Belle says:

        People don’t hate Kate… many are disappointed with her for many ‘concrete’ reasons that are well documented here on CB.

      • Mich says:

        Come on, truthful, live up to your moniker.

        a) Nobody on these threads ‘hates’ her

        b) People on these threads have explained AT LENGTH the reasons they are disappointed in her as the future Queen Consort

      • truthful says:

        I do not remember anything that she has done and I do not follow her like that..

        so I am being “truthful.”

        I see someone is going back to 10 yrs ago, its tired and old.

        again, I like her style and know nothing, that is sooo bad about her.

        she can’t do anything right to satisy some of the ladies on here, its actually funny!

      • FLORC says:

        You’ve been told time and time again what Kate has done and you, time and time again stuck your fingers in your ears and hummed a song until we stopped trying to make you see our points.
        So you’re truthful in the sense that if you didn’t see it or hear it then you can deny, deny, deny in a blissful igoance kind of way.

        Also Kate does do well and she is praised, but only when she has done something worthy of praise. Not just for wearing pretty clothes. And I agree with Kitten Mittens. You’re being a contrarian.

    • m says:

      Think of it like this, Kate has very short legs and a long torso, so that coat has to end about three inches away from her crotch. Not so classy now, is it?

  18. A says:

    Kim K must be green with envy.

    • FLORC says:

      Why would she be envious? Kate has no financial or emotional security. William spends much time away from her and should he ever divorce her she will get the standard payout and sent packing with no jewels or houses.

      Kim may have terrible fashion sense and often looks unflattering, but she has a steady income in the millions, is well invested, and if Kanye leaves her she will live comfortably for the rest of her life. And from how Kim talks about her body she loves it! She may be delusional about her true numbers, but she has the confidence to wear clothes she thinks she looks good in.

      If you want to trash Kim go to her page. This page is about Kate showing up late for fans and her office sent a typed letter and picture that she is getting praise for.

      • Annie2 says:

        Yea! Do what Florc says or else people! Geez, lighten up

      • bluhare says:

        Yeah, but William hasn’t decided what she should wear and Kate hasn’t gained 20 (40) lbs.

        So that’s why Kim might be a tad jealous. I don’t think she ever thought she’d gain this much weight.

  19. Janie S says:

    Oh look, Kate continues to exist. She must be doing some thing wrong!

  20. Dawn says:

    I just love her. It is so refreshing to see someone that works with what god gave her. She hasn’t had a nose job, she doesn’t have fake boobs and a fake ass and a weave. She dress with style and class and wears age appropriate clothes. She is not boring at all.

    • LAK says:

      Kate had a nose job and an eye bag removal job, regularly wears fake hair (sometimes extensions, sometimes a wiglet), veneers (and had dental cosmetics to correct position of her teeth), wears lacquered make up no matter the occasion, and doesn’t follow strict protocol regarding her clothing eg the hemlines above (FYI: protocol is that they should be to the knee).

      It may be a classy version of the standard hollywood make over, but it happened, and there are many pictures to prove it.

      • Sachi says:

        For anyone still doubting the hair extensions, how do you explain this:

        Miracle? Her hair in 2011 was 4x thicker than at any point in her life! Now it’s back to being thin again since she stopped wearing extensions this year. I don’t think the thick hair was only because of blow-outs and volumizing spray.

        Notice her scalp in the photo on the right. Her wiglet was so obvious and her scalp looks odd from where the wiglet was stitched on. The texture of the wiglet was different from her real hair. It’s like the wiglet was stitched halfway up her hair.

        You can’t unsee it. :D

      • Dawn says:

        Really? So what did her old nose look like? Still all in all she looks better than most and she dresses well in my opinion, which doesn’t count for much I know!

      • boredbrit says:

        Don’t forget her fake accent. I actually cringe when I hear her talk because NO ONE speaks like that in real life. I find it hilarious that Harry and William have a far more laid back accent than her.

      • Mich says:

        And don’t forget the botox! It looked awesome but natural it was not.

      • rachel says:

        Yep, she’s a natural beauty indeed, isn’t she?? You forgot to mention the heavily padded bras and fake tan. Hopefully if she manages to gain a few pregnancy pounds she won’t need the padded bra as much?

      • LAK says:

        Thank you ladies for the reminders. For natural beauty and figure, one must do the following;

        eyebag removal
        cosmentic dentistry
        fake hair [preferably dolly curled]
        fake tan
        daily workouts
        gallons of make up
        padded bra
        4 inch heels
        short skirts.
        photoshopped pics to the press. always.
        [and a fake posh accent as the cherry on top]


    • bluhare says:

      Sorry, Dawn, but she has had a nose job.

      • truthful says:

        she looks refreshing TO ME!

        not alot of fuss w/her look not a bunch of accessories and looking overdone.

        you guys really dislike her huh??

        its funny to me..

        we are all individuals, we like who we like–shrug

      • bluhare says:

        Hey, truthful, I didn’t say it was bad, I just said she’s had a nose job. She’s also had that surgery where your eye bags are reduced. And her surgeon did a very good job. She wasn’t stupid. She knew she’d be photographed constantly and I don’t blame her one bit.

    • truthful says:

      @ Dawn, I love her too and could careless what folks point out, she is refreshing, pretty and pregnant.

      heck, she looks better than me.

      • Mich says:

        I agree that she is pretty and pregnant. But could you please explain the “refreshing” part to me?

  21. WendyNerd says:

    I think the coat looks fine and she looks adorable. But I agree about the article. She given so much credit for doing very little.

  22. Janet says:

    Uhm is she actually pregnant????? Doesn’t look like it. Don’t kid yourself the royals are much better at intrigue that Beyonce.

  23. s_s says:

    In the fifth photo, it looks as if she’s wearing a black skirt under the coat.

  24. Justme says:

    I think part of the reason for the shorter coats is that she is going into her older wardrobe to pull out coats which she wore when she was heavier (relatively speaking that is). If the buttons need to be moved a bit it is ok since the coat is older to begin with.

    She probably figures that she will be not needing coats pretty soon as the weather gets warmer (if it ever does this year – coldest March in 50 years I believe.)

    I’d prefer a longer hem myself but with the black tights and boots she is well covered – almost the same as she’d be if she wore leggings.

    She is fuller in the face and when she turns sideways you can see that there is more to her body. She is unlikely to ever get very big. I’ve known women like that. Some of them hardly looked pregnant right up to the end.

    EDIT: Nope – the coat is from this year apparently – that theory of mine is incorrect! :)

    • LAK says:

      I don’t believe that she is faking her pregnancy simply because her face has changed and as you say sideways, she’s thicker in the waist.

      I’ve seen enough ladies with tiny almost non existant bumps to immediately subscribe to a conspiracy bump in anyone unless they are pulling stunts such as collapsing bumps!!!!!

      That said, it would be extremely foolish for Kate to use a surrogate unless she truly doesn’t want the baby to inherit because when it comes to royalty, baby has to be ‘of the body’, not just in marriage so even if genetically baby was Kate’s baby, the fact that it wasn’t gestated(sp?!) by her aka ‘of her body’, it would lose it’s place in the line of succession.

      • bluhare says:

        Yup, I knew a woman, skinny as a rail, who didn’t show until she was 7 months pregnant. True story.

      • Belle says:

        I am actually surprised that some don’t think she is showing. We’ve seen pics of her from the side, and she clearly has a pregnancy belly… not huge, but definitely there ;) The coats minimize at this point as well… still noticeable (from the side) but not as obvious.

      • The Original Mia says:

        My mom is 5’6 and when she was 7 mos preggers with me, she was tiny. Like it looked like she was holding a basketball under her shirt. Waity is definitely pregnant.

      • Sachi says:

        There is no way she isn’t pregnant.

        Why else would she gain the weight she worked so hard to lose in 2011-early 2012?

        She didn’t diet her way to near skeletal-looking only to gain it all back if not for pregnancy.

        Her weight gain coincided with reports that they were trying to get pregnant as early as August 2012 (France trip, right?). Even during the Olympics she was still very thin.

  25. Karen says:

    Where is Cher and Dionne? You know my Clueless girls rocked their mini tartans.

  26. Jenni says:

    Anyone else notice how miserable Wee Willy looks?

    • bluhare says:

      Well, it could be just that particular set, but yes, I do. I don’t think he likes being trotted out like a performing pony, but that’s his life and he’d better get used to it.

      • Angelic 20 says:

        I am feeling sorry for baby Cambridge already as the more time it’s parents are together the more miserable they look . I hope for the baby’s sake that everything is fine behind the scenes.

        Baroness, I don’t think she signed the photo because that would be like Hollywood not royalty.

    • Suze says:

      I mentioned below that he constantly looks constipated in photos. Even when he smiles, he just pulls back his lips and bares his teeth – nothing particularly warm about it at all.

      Kate looks pretty here, I think. I like the outfit. Could the skirt stand another two-three inches to meet protocol? Well, probably. But the tights/boots combo mitigates it a bit.

      I actually think she has looked and dressed well throughout the pregnancy. But her husband gets grumpier by the minute. I’m beginning to actively dislike him.

    • bluhare says:

      I’m starting to wonder if William has been told he’s got to give up the good life in Wales and move to London and start taking up some slack for the Queen. Frankly, I think it would help Kate, as well, as she seriously flounders without some support.

      Plus everyone acts like it could be forever before he is king. His grandmother is 86 and his father is 62? It might not be as far away as people think.

  27. Feebee says:

    cute like a toddler.

  28. qtpi says:

    I think when you are born into this family or marry into it you need to realize that greeting people and shaking hands is a part of the gig. Surely they know the crowds are waiting for them.

    If she didn’t want it she should not have married him.

  29. Shira says:

    Every time I see her, she looks less and less pregnant.

  30. Sachi says:

    That coat doesn’t look like it’s worth almost $650. The material looks scratchy and cheap, even for a wool coat.

    The coat is also called “Workers Coat”. The irony is just delicious.

    She’s in Scotland so she wears tartan. LOL.

    Except for the hemline, she looks nice. Her makeup is still bad, but it’s an improvement. At least no Scouse brows today.

    William has zero charisma. Kate looks more genuinely happy to be there than he does.

    • berry says:

      Ugh it annoys me for some reason that she is wearing tartan up here, although I would love to see Wills wearing a “see you jimmy” hat it would cover up his bald patch nicely :)

      • Sachi says:

        She’s in costume/stereotype mode, since many Scots wear tartans most of the time and she just wanted to blend in. ;)

        William looks nice in hats (mostly when half his face is covered LOL like in Trooping the Colour). A ‘See You Jimmy’ hat will also give William the hair he doesn’t have and it’s so convenient to remove and reuse! :D

      • berry says:

        Maybe whilst she is up here she could go all out with the stereotype and have a deep fried mars bar with some Irn Bru lol.

      • GoodCapon says:

        Are the deep fried Mars bar any good? I’ve always wanted to try them but they just look incredibly unhealthy :(

      • Sachi says:

        GoodCapon – I’ve tried it once and it wasn’t bad. But IMO it’s not something that I’d want to eat again. Batter and chocolate don’t go together for me.

        Worth to try just to see what the fuss is all about, though.

        Also, I have never really liked Mars bars…or Snickers for that matter. :)

      • GoodCapon says:

        Boohiss! :D I love Snickers… and every other chocolate bar with peanuts!

    • rachel says:

      sachi, it amazes me that you would even put Kate & the word “genuine” in the same sentence!! she is the biggest phoney baloney and seems forced and insincere when she is on these outings. among other things, the weird, awkward hand gestures, stupid, lame questions and hair pulling give it away.

      • Sachi says:

        rachel – for Kate, this is a pretty good showing/outing.

        Not much pretense and phoniness from her today, which is saying a lot compared to the last 2 years.

        She looks much more relaxed and happier. And it’s not hard to look ‘genuine’ next to William who looks boorish and cold when he wants to be. ;)

  31. Lucky Charm says:

    I disagree, Kaiser. I think she looks nice in the shorter coat with tights and boots. Would the 85-year-old Queen think the length is a little inappropriate? Probably. I think it’s fine for the occasion, but then I’m guilty of this look sometimes, too! (only my wool coat & suede boots are grey.) I think if she has a girl, she’ll learn how to dress & style herself better too.

    I wish that she would wear her hair differently, though. Please, change it up more often, girl!

  32. Less is More says:

    She doesn’t look like she’s due in July.
    Esp scary when you consider the camera adds 10 lbs.
    Nice to see William with her.

  33. Jenni says:

    I always find it interesting with pictures of Waity doing events. She’s always grinning like a freaking hyena while the people around her, including dignitaries are like, meh… whatever. I guess she’s just so aware of the cameras that she’s over-compensating.

  34. The Original Mia says:

    Her coat is too short. Her dress is even shorter. What gives Countess Waity, duchess of biscuits? Who are you trying to impress? Not us? Maybe the hubs?

    I will say she looks genuinely happy to be there. More involved than in other visits.

    • lee says:

      Tights will never become classy and should never replace skirts/trousers. What’s wrong with wearing a cute skirt with a short coat?

  35. boredbrit says:

    She has never done a days work in her life. And her attitude is frustrating and downright piss taking. I mean seriously?? If she hadn’t walked down a fashion runway half naked at uni, she would never be here. And if her parents stuck with their jobs at Heathrow, she’d be living a stones throw from my house. So she can take that arrogant behaviour and shove it where the sun don’t shine.

  36. StaCat1 says:

    She looks cute and barely pregnant. She is carrying very well.
    If she can pull off that hemline – more power to her I say!

  37. minxx says:

    The coat is way too short. I understand that she wants to show off her legs but pregnancy is not a moment to do it, particularly when you’re a ROYAL. She’s bending to greet the kids and shows WAY too much the public. Otherwise, the coat is fine though I’m surprised at a poor quality (at this price). There are wrinkles and it doesn’t fit her right.
    Waity could learn a thing or two from QP Mary of Danemark (navy coat, burgundy hat). She always looks spotless, elegant and classy.

    • Mich says:

      She should also take a few tips from Sophie who has been looking FABULOUS lately!

      • Aeryn39 says:

        I TOTALLY agree!! The Countess of Wessex has majorly upped her fashion game. No wonder she was recently named the London School of Fashion’s first royal patron. Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the Countess of Wessex retain her PR job in the City when she first married Prince Edward? I think she balanced public/charitable engagements with her job, and still did significantly more than Duchess Do-little, right? And didn’t she continue to do substantial engagements while expecting?
        Also, just want to add, that I’m American as well and am not enamored of Will Middleton and Waity. I too was shocked at the length of the coat dress she wore when she accompanied HM & Prince Philip to Baker Street last month. Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Zara Phillips/Tindall wear appropriate skirt/dress lengths, are all younger than the Duchess of Cambridge and never look dowdy to me(then again, I’m 39, maybe I’m old school, LOL). As for Waity’s apparent duty shirking ways, I’ve no time for it. I’ve personally always been a big fan of the Princess Royal; maybe that’s why I’ve so patience these youngsters. And is it just me, or was the Princess Royal totally shafted during the Olympics? Hasn’t she been the President of the British Olympic Association for eons? I couldn’t understand why there wasn’t more coverage of her during the games, instead of Will and Kate. Am I wrong/confused? Did she step down from that post? I didn’t mind the Prince Harry coverage. Despite Vegas, Prince Harry comes across to me as young but sincere and seems to do so much with his Senebale charity in Lesotho that I guess I’m able to over look things like his Vegas folly, LOL

    • LAK says:

      CP Mary’s SIL, Princess Marie [long pinkish/cream coat],is also very appropriately dressed.

      • My2Pence says:

        @ LAK. I agree on Princess Marie of Denmark and her dressing. I wasn’t crazy about all of her pregnancy looks, but she had a set of dresses with a front “twist” that looked really good. She wore those through several months of her pregnancy. The short sleeve red dress featured in this link, a black one, and a blue-gray with longer sleeves. Appropriate, to-the-knee, and plenty of appeal.


        She also had a dark purple maternity coat she wore for both pregnancies that looked great.

  38. GiGi says:

    Plus a gazillion on this hemline business.

    With all the royal protocal there are, there isn’t anything about skirt length? Junior High has skirt length rules, ffs!

  39. Mich says:

    Royalists must be having a fit about how she is dressing lately. It is totally inappropriate given her station. She looks like a teenage girl and/or someone who has never worked in any type of professional environment.

    Did anyone else see the article about the extensive Sandringham ‘cottage’ renovations being made on the taxpayers’ account? Appalling.

    • LAK says:

      I saw that article. That’s in addition to the £1M it is costing to work on their London flat.

      • Mich says:

        I’m going to laugh myself silly the next time she ‘recycles’ a piece of clothing and gets hailed as ‘frugal’ for it!

    • Suze says:

      I saw that, too. No wonder the two of them have been out and about “working” more lately. Have to run off any bad press at the pass – because they sure are spending enough taxpayer dough!

  40. Saor says:

    She wears a coat with a hemline above the knee and she’s showing off her ‘baby-maker’. Right…And look at the state of Prince William with that balding head. He should get some sort of man-weave and lose 5lbs.

  41. Paloma says:

    She looks great and has incredible sense of style.

  42. CatJ says:

    LAK can correct me on this, but,the article refers to Kate honoring her “late- mother -in -law”.
    Diana is not her late mother-in-law, as William and Kate were not married at the time of Diana’s death, so she never became a mother-in-law.

    • Merritt says:

      Diana is technically her late mother-in-law. Her death doesn’t change the fact that she is William’s mother. That is how you refer to a relation through marriage. Death doesn’t change that.

    • LAK says:

      What @Merritt said.

      That said, that lady is so delusional if she thinks Kate’s actions honour Diana because for a start, Diana would not have been late. She was a stickler for time, and she would have shown those kids some love even if it threw her off her schedule and if she wad written to the little girl, letter would have been handwritten.

      All in all, actions that Kate doesn’t do.

  43. Faun says:

    I can’t believe people think she’s pregnant – even Camilla doesn’t believe it!

  44. truthful says:

    I’m convinced that some of these commenters went to school w/her and think they should be in her shoes…

    • Mich says:

      And I’m convinced that some of the commenters on here are plants from a PR firm.

      The ‘problem’ (for lack of a better word) is that some people are focused on substance and how she is embracing the centuries old role she has stepped into while others don’t look beyond her hair and clothes.

    • ANGELIC 20 says:

      are u talking about yourself? also you can go to daily mail’s comments section and you will find out that she not at all popular in her country that she is supposed to represent and pays for her lifestyle and i don’t think they all went to school with her. maybe it’s your fantasy and you can’t deal with the fact that people in general are not a fan of your duchess.

    • bluhare says:

      I backed you up earlier when someone attacked you merely because of your name.

      But now you’re starting with “the posters all must be plants” crap. Stop it. It’ ridiculous, and you’re really stretching it.

  45. janie says:

    I think she looks so cute! I love she & William together. I think she has brought love & peace to his life.

    • My2Pence says:

      @ Janie. Reported to have broken up with her every year for the 10 years he strung her along. Kept breaking up with her to go after other women. Told Her Majesty he didn’t love Kate enough to marry her. Danced on a table yelling, “Free at Last!” after the 2007 breakup.

      His angry body language whenever they are together. His constantly clenched fists and clenched jaw. Him jabbing her in the back to get her to move along, rather than gently guiding her. Him snapping at her in the middle of the Jubilee boat procession. Ignoring her on the recent Swiss trip and not helping her walk up icy steps into the church. Him living in Wales and still partying with his friend, her living with her parents or in London for the past four months.

      Where exactly do you see the love and peace in either of their lives?

      • rachel says:

        I dunno, My2Pence, I’m inclined to think that the hostility we see is directed at the media and has nothing to do with dear Kate. William has made no secret of his distaste for the media and tolerates them at best.

        He doesn’t put as much effort into his “acting job” mingling with the peasants as she does.

      • My2Pence says:

        @ Rachel. We’ll all see what we see in the photos and actions, everyone’s reactions and opinions will be different. Does he have an unhealthy loathing of the press (lumping journalists in with paps)? Yes. Should he have been raised well-enough to be able to conceal his dislike, suck it up, and act mature at age 30? Again, Yes.

        Does she have an unhealthy like of paps & reporters? Again with a Yes, they helped get her where she is today. Piers Morgan will second me on her love of cameras.

        Having your pregnant wife walk up icy steps alone, while she is wearing spike heels, because you’re busy chatting up your friends at a wedding? It doesn’t exactly scream, “I love you so much, let me make sure you’re safe. Even if you are perfectly able to walk up these steps alone, I want to take extra care with you because I cherish you.”

        I call his actions indifference, if not open hostility towards the wife and child.

  46. skuddles says:

    There’s a lot of talk about hemline length and protocol… is it not possible the palace amended the protocol and didn’t bother to tell the rest of the world? Seems quite odd that people are so fixated on hem length – I’m sure if the Queen had a problem with it, she’d sort Kate out in a hurry.

  47. Hayley says:

    Leave her alone, for Pete’s sake. She’s not out doing harm to anyone, unlike so many things going on in this screwed up world today. She married a prince and she’s attempting to live her life with him. I don’t think this makes her worthy of being verbally crucified all the time. She lives a respectable life and seems to be kind and generous. Can we find someone more worthy of all of this nastiness, like, say…..any number of celebrities out there who piss their money away on booze, drugs, wretched excess and self-absorption?

    • Another K says:

      I agree.

    • Suze says:

      Outside of a few web sites, including this one, she isn’t verbally crucified all the time.

      She’s still one of the more popular royals.

      • Mich says:

        I disagree that Kate is ‘crucified’ on this site. Most discussion about her revolves around expectations because of her role. Beyond that, these threads often go into very intelligent discussion about history, republicanism, the recession, how titles work and more.

        I don’t actively like or dislike Kate The Person. I am not impressed, however, by Kate the Public Citizen and future Queen Consort. There is a big difference in that.

        I do think she is looking more and more comfortable during her official engagements and I think that’s great. I also think her husband is prat and a dullard and she is already outshining him.

      • Suze says:

        Oh, I agree, Mich. I was responding to the idea that Kate is somehow persecuted.

    • Zozo says:

      “Can we find someone more worthy of all of this nastiness, like, say…..any number of celebrities out there who piss THEIR money away on booze, drugs, wretched excess and self-absorption”

      Why are you so worried about how PRIVATE citizens spend their OWN money ?

    • My2Pence says:

      @ Hayley. $150,000 of the taxpayer’s money spent on clothing in a single year for 65 hours (HOURS) of work. Visiting her scant four charities ONCE a year. This is what you call kind and generous? She is paid to serve and she chooses not to.

      If they want to live a private life, they can move onto base to dramatically decrease tax-payer funded security and live on William’s money – and William’s money alone. Give up the new house, the 21 room mansion in London, and the rest of the royal perks.

      As long as they are funded by the taxpayers (Duchy included), she will be criticized if she continues to 1) not work 2) not work enough 3) spend too much and 4) fail to dress and act appropriately when she bothers to show up at all.

    • Suze says:

      I’m honestly curious as to why you find her generous and kind. I haven’t heard of her giving away lots of money, goods, or time. I haven’t seen any pictures of her exhibiting great kindness, or read anything that would indicate it, either.

      I’m not saying she doesn’t have those qualities, but I haven’t seen her do anything publicly to demonstrate them.

      I can see saying you love her clothes, her looks or her hair – because we have seen those things.

  48. HoustonGrl says:

    I don’t think anyone should waste energy actively disliking her, but the admiration & praise she receives is beyond ridiculous. Oh, and that “coat” looks like a badly tailored table cloth.

    • rachel says:

      Yes, HoustonGirl, especially when all of this ridiculous admiration is based on her supposed good looks and fashion sense — as opposed to stellar character traits and admirable, sparkling personality. I’ll consider joining the fan club when I see that she’s got depth and that she’s actually done something worthwhile. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  49. KellyinSeattle says:

    I’ve always liked Kate, but what is it about Wills that bugs me to death? I don’t even know; I just know that he gives me the heebies.

    • FLORC says:

      Kelly. He bothers me too. I think it’s his expressions. If he doesn’t look outright bored he looks angry about having to be where ever he’s at. He never looks happy or in love.

      • bluhare says:

        I wonder if he is. Seriously.

      • Another K says:

        I’m curious. Just how are people supposed to look when they’re “in love?” I’ve been married for almost 30 years now and my husband and I are still most definitely “in love,” but neither one of us has ever been the type to go goofy in public. Ironically enough, I have found over the years that it’s usually the couples that make a big deal about climbing all over each other when everyone is watching that are soon calling and requesting a referral for a divorce attorney.

    • Suze says:

      I agree. He always looks constipated.

      If he looks so dang ornery at 30 imagine the sourpuss he’ll be at 50.

  50. Kcarp says:

    Everyone freaking out about Kate’s skirts need to remember these are Royals we are talking about….In that mess of a family just being clothed when someone starts snapping pics is a step in the right direction!

  51. Sachi says:

    I think the issue with the coat is the short hemline, but that Kate’s hemlines are getting shorter as her pregnancy progresses.

    Her coats worn in 2011 and 2012 were all right at the knee or an inch above/below, cinched tightly at the waist so she could show off her skinniness:×450.jpg

    This is her in her last 5 outings including today:

    Does she not want to buy a proper maternity coat? Does she not have the money (LOL as if) to pay for her clothes to be altered and tailored?

    Or does she want to display her legs to show people that she’s still skinny and sexy and that her pregnancy has not altered her body that much? I’m sure she can find coats that have longer hemlines, she just chooses to wear the short ones.

    • andy says:

      The comments about the length of her coat are hilarious.

      How dare Duchess Kate walk around in such a whorish outfit!!!!lol

      • Suze says:

        You are exaggerating for effect, I know, but certainly no one here said she was whorish – only that due to who she is and what she represents, it’s too short.


  52. Mr.Smurf says:

    Did anyone read on the Dailymail that the person behind the #pippatips twitter account is coming out with a book on pippa’s tips for how to have a wonderful, well bred child?

    I hope he/she makes a killing.

    • LAK says:

      the funny thing is many people would buy that because of the spirit it is written in. ie it’s a joke.

      And probably make more money than Pippa did for her book.

      Getting published is one of the best ways for people to be able to buy the book that you have written! #pippatips.

  53. Barhey says:

    I see why people are saying her hemline is short but to me this is just her dressing in an English fashion. I lived in southern England for a year and every woman wore:

    1. Very high hemlines. Like shockingly short, even by college standards.
    2. Very high heels. Way higher than I am used to seeing women wear.
    3. Tights with everything, regardless of weather, summer or winter.
    4. No cleavage ever. I remember one day I wore a shirt with just a little bit of cleavage and I got so many looks I never wore it again.

    I think maybe she just picked up this style and it reflects what she knows, instead of what we think as a normal royal person wearing.

  54. Baskingshark says:

    Much as I dislike this lazy-ass hobag and think she should be abolished, it’s not her fault there was too much fog for her helicopter to fly in.

  55. pato says:

    I know it sounds mean but her face has started to change! she looks 10 years older than she is. yikes.

  56. Reesa says:

    If you go to, you can really see how short the dress and coat is. Wow

  57. Asdfg says:

    The coat is cute! I like it!

  58. Accountant says:

    I’m no fan but I do have to point out that shopping for maternity clothes and hemlines can be hard – you’ll buy something at one stage in pregnancy and the hemline will be fine, then you get further along and your larger belly causes it to ride up higher than it did when you bought it.
    A friend of mine attended a wedding 8 mos pregnant and spent the whole time tugging on her dress and feeling very awkward because she’d bought her dress on sale at 6 mos and it was MUCH shorter than when shed bought it. Your belly and how you carry can make a big difference in where a dress ( or in this case, jacket) falls on you and most people don’t think of that when shopping for maternity clothes or criticizing pregnant women.
    Also? It looks to me like she’s still trying to get away with wearing non-maternity clothes and – speaking from personal experience- you can only do that so long before you run into fit issues.

  59. Chris790 says:

    It’s weird. Why doesn’t she turn fat or obese?
    Probably faking it.

  60. Tina Pache says:

    She looks amazing and is dressed appropriatly. Her taste is stylish and I don’t believe her hemline is inappropriate at all!