Duchess Kate in bespoke Jenny Packham in London: lovely or uninspired?

New photos of Duchess Kate! I would include photos of Queen Elizabeth II, considering today is the 60th anniversary of her coronation, but right now we only have photos of Kate and the York girls. For the 60th anniversary, the Queen and her family arrived in Westminster Abbey for a special service/prayers/etc. You can see photos of the Queen here – she looked beautiful, and she had pale blue flowers in her hair (or attached to her hat). Prince Phillip was there too, even though he had to skip an event last night because he was feeling “unwell”.

As for Kate, she wore a “bespoke Jenny Packham dress and coat”. Bespoke means that it was made for her, tailored for her. I guess that means Kate still isn’t really wearing maternity clothes, she’s just getting designers to alter their non-maternity clothes for her. The dress is described as “a delicate daisy lace dress with silver grey ribbon detail” with a “soft peach silk shantung” jacket. To my eyes, this isn’t reading as peach though. It’s reading as pale pink. It might be a lighting issue. Kate wears a lot of light peaches and pinks to church, right? Kate’s hat is a repeat by Jane Taylor – she wore it last year at a Jubilee event. The earrings are reportedly from Prince Charles (a wedding gift). The shoes look like the same old tired LK Bennett nude heels she always wears.

Kate had a flurry of events right around her two-year wedding anniversary, almost as if she was trying to plump up her visibility and “royal duty score” right around the time when it’s widely believed Kate’s “two year grace period” would end. But since then – late April – Kate has been largely absent. I guess we’re supposed to believe that she’s just resting and decorating all of her new homes (Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall). But I should note that Kate’s “maternity leave” hasn’t officially started yet – the royal “sources” claimed Kate wouldn’t begin to take it easy until AFTER she christened a boat, which happens next week.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. caitlin says:

    “maternity leave”?????!! excuse me, but that implies that she actually works and has a job. don’t know about the rest of you, but shopping, going to parties, going to the gym and light-weight royal appearances don’t constitute work in my book!!

    • StormsMama says:

      Being a royal is most definitely work.
      If I had to be “on” and was scrutinized as much as she is when I was pregnant I woulda failed hard!
      Princess Di certainly proved it is in fact a job.

      • Nivienne says:

        +1

        (Well said :-) )

      • caitlin says:

        Try again. Being a royal can be “work” if you are Princess Anne, or Sophie Wessex — i.e. willing to roll up your sleeves and do meaningful work instead of merely playing dress up and lapping up all the attention. Kate doesn’t even come close. And Princess Diana??? Please. Kate is not even a distant second. Princess Diana had her flaws – who doesn’t?- but she had a work ethic and was genuinely devoted to her causes.

      • karen says:

        She looks lovely!!!

        Imagine the expectations on her…the future Queen of England. And if you can’t imagine, take a look back at Princess Diana. :(

      • Mel says:

        Karen, by the time she gets to be the Queen CONSORT, she’ll be around 60 (if there is still a monarchy in the UK, which I doubt).
        Don’t forget her husband is not the heir to the throne: his father is. And with the longevity of the Windsors, he can be safely expected to rule into his nineties. If he ever gets to the throne, that is.

        My point is that, whatever the expectations from her (if any) may be, she has two or three decades to prepare herself. And I doubt anyone is expecting much, anyway.

      • Ag says:

        Let’s not make her into some kind of a victim. She chose to marry into this ridiculousness, fanfare, scrutiny, and bs.

    • Liza Jane says:

      First of all Kate is mother to the heir to the throne, wife of the next heir! And though it seems that people in this egalitarian society want her to be a ‘working class girl’, she isn’t. So stop comparing her to one! Her life is a fishbowl, she has to be ‘on’ every time she is in public, that would be stressful for any of us at the best of times!
      she has to watch her speech, her manners, her dress and her every interaction with the press and public! She ‘s also an 8 month pregnant woman!
      I am darn sure she is doing all that the Palace wants her to do, her.ife is very circumscribed by their rules! Previous Royal women were never seen in public until the advent of Diana!
      This constant scrutiny is annoying at best and it seems increasingly mean spirited!

      • marie says:

        I don’t think she’s being compared to other “working class girls” she’s being compared to other royals. And while I don’t keep up with what Kate does/doesn’t do producing the next heir doesn’t give her a free pass.

        plus, all those things she has to watch, she knew about going into the marriage, she signed up for it.

      • Suze says:

        The fishbowl idea is a little off.

        The duchess is hardly out in public all the time. What you see of her is actually a small portion of her waking hours. She has a private life. All the royals do – all of them spend a lot of time in private pursuits, behind closed doors and hidden away at resorts and on grand estates.

        The idea that Duchess Kate or any of the royals is scrutinized every waking minute and has to be “on” every minute is false. These events you see are a few hours every week, at most.

        And outside of her engagement interview with Wills, I don’t think she’s had any interaction with the press.

      • Pandy says:

        Hey, if she doesn’t have to work more power to her. Wish it was me. Leave her alone.

      • Suze says:

        Why should Kate be “left alone”? Why is she different from any other person in the public eye? Is there a different set of standards that needs to be applied here?

        I ask because there is lots of snark on every post on this site, including posts on other members of the royal family (see the last Bea/Eugenie thread for lots of viciousness).

        Not sure why the Duchess should be left alone. Particularly when Kaiser’s posts are pretty mild.

      • Mel says:

        Liza Jane – not even her husband is the heir to the throne. If and when when his father ascends the throne, then William will be the heir to the throne. Only if and when William becomes the king, will the little one become the her(ess) to the throne.

      • molly says:

        So what, she didn’t have to marry William, but oh no, she wanted the prize of a tiara and title,money and a work-shy life, get over it Waity Katy and deal with it !!

    • vava says:

      I agree with caitlin. Some royals do work, but Duchess…….no – that is laughable. If I could do her hyena grin, I would.

      Let’s just say she’s going into seclusion. She’s going to need time to shed those pounds she gained for this kid, and you know she’ll be stick thin in about 6 weeks after the Sprog is born. The good thing about that is she’ll put these dreadful maternity costumes away for awhile…..

    • molly says:

      I agree, getting thoroughly bored with it, she’s only having a baby, millions of women do it all the time !!

  2. Karen says:

    Pretty, appropriate, but when you’re wearing the same day coat as Anne it’s hard to say anything other than uninspiring.

  3. JL says:

    I Like Kate’s outfit, but I think that navy blue is one of the best I’ve seen on (Beatrice?) that I’ve ever seen.

  4. carol says:

    I like princess Bea’s coat though!

    • QueenFreddie says:

      I do too. She looks really great here. The Queen looks pretty great too.

    • mayamae says:

      It’s very flattering to her figure. Poor Eugenie though looks like she raided her grandma’s wardrobe.

      After the “ugly step-sisters” incident at William and Kate’s wedding a big deal was made about Bea and Eugenie getting stylists, etc. I don’t see much difference, not that I spend a lot of time following them.

      To make it clear, I think they’re lovely girls who seem to get picked on a lot in regards to their looks. But it was their camp that came out and stated how hurtful the comments were and how the girls worked hard to lose weight and hire stylists. I wish they would not have publicly acknowledged it because it seems to invite even more criticism.

  5. SnarkySnarkers says:

    I really hope I carry as well as her when I have a child some day. You can barely tell shes pregnant. Amazing! That dress, jacket, shoes and hat are a little matchy matchy and boring but she looks good otherwise. Like the hair pulled back.

    • maureen says:

      “you can barely tell she’s pregnant. Amazing!!” At 8 months along, I think it would be a red flag, not something to applaud.

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        Eh, I just don’t want to be a heffer a’la Kim or Jessica when I get pregnant. I don’t think shes 8 months along by the way. Some woman just carry differently, it doesn’t mean theres something wrong. Im sure she has the best doctors so shes perfectly healthy, shes just a smaller girl.

    • Thinker says:

      She’s caring very well, no doubt, but she’s apparently much less along than previously reported. She announced very, very early and without warning… Not a great idwa, but a strategic one, now that her due date has been pushed back, Kate is not yet in her 8th month, still 2 months away from her late July due date.

    • maureen says:

      Small girl? Huh? Uh, not so fast, Snarky. In case you’re new to this and have only been following Kate since the wedding, she lost a huge amount of weight prior to the wedding and apart from the (rather small) bump, she has pretty much maintained that weightloss.

      I gained an average amount of weight during both pregnancies and stayed active throughout so I’m not advocating gaining an enormous amount like the examples you mentioned. But someone who is underweight to start off with should be gaining more than average (not as much as Kim, et. al.) — at least that’s what professionals say.

  6. linlin says:

    The York girls look quite good, don’t they? I don’t know which one is which, but I think the coat the first one is wearing is very nice, appropriate but not stuffy, though I think I would like it even more without the jewels on the sleeves. Her hat is also quite good. I think the zippers on the jacket of the second one look cheap, but I like the combination of colours from the jacket & hat.

    • m says:

      The redhead is Beatrice and the brunette is Eugenie.

      • linlin says:

        Funnily enough with the hats and in this light I can’t tell who’s supposed to be the redhead and who the brunnet- the hair of both looks brown-reddish to me in those pictures. But I don’t really care anyway.

  7. shedressedasbelle says:

    I think the Duchess looks lovely if a little bland colour-wise, but then again, if I was that pregnant I wouldn’t want anything I wore to ‘pop’ either, I’d be blending in with the wallpaper. So all in all I think she looks perfectly appropriate.

    I am more interested in what the York sisters are wearing. I dislike Princess Eugenie’s outfit, I don’t think the jacket is right for such an event. Princess Beatrice though, YES! That’s a bit better. Nice colour on her and like that jewel tones with that hat. Bet she was bloody boiling though. London is surprisingly warm today.

  8. DanaG says:

    The Queen looks lovely she shows you don’t need plastic surgery to grow old gracefully. Funny enough I think she dresses better now then she did 20 years ago. I can’t even see pink in Kate’s coat it all looks bland. But then Kate tends to go for safe. The York girls do these two have jobs? They never seem to be there if they do. I would be more angry about them working in full time careers but taking loads of time off then Kate who isnt getting anyone else to do her work for her. No one even knows where Beatrice works and she doesn’t seem to be there a lot it’s all abit murky. Don’t like Bea’s coat it’s too over the top for the church and I don’t like Eugenie’s hat.

    • FLORC says:

      DanaG
      It was answered a few times over in the last Bea and Eug post. They do. Bea in finance and Eug interns in my dream museum. That”s a girl i’m kind of jealous of. Both girls work full time jobs like the majority of people. The sisters also pay their own way when they do charity events. Kate doesn’t work as much as people would like her to. She doesn’t show up to a true charity event, but maybe once a year per charity. No one can do that work for her of course, but she still chooses to ignore her chosen obligations.

      I guss I don’t really understand what your issue is with B&E and how you think Kate is due for more downtime. If you could elaborate more I really would like to better understand your thoughts on this.

      • Sal says:

        I think she can have an issue with the York girls if she wants. I don’t think there is any solid proof that either of them have jobs…and even if there were, it’s well known they both wanted royal duties so they wouldn’t have to work “normal” jobs.

      • FLORC says:

        Sal
        Geez. Of course DanaG can take issue with the York sisters. She is allowed to have opinions as are you. And I am allowed to ask her to clarify why she has these opinions. It’s fair to ask for her reasons that lead her into disliking the girls. Your unsolicited defence seems like an attempt to either provoke me or pray I didn’t come back to the thread and call you on any of the false information you’re streamed out.

        They absolutely have jobs and this has been beyond well documented. Please research before making ridiculous claims assumptions.

        It’s well known that Andrew doesn’t have the pull he use to and Charles wants him and his family cut out. Bea and Eug will never stop doing charity work. they pay for their outfits, travel, and sometimes security for charity events. And by “Events” I mean true charity work and not galas and premieres. Andrew wants them to be working royals to help with security costs. They are perfectly happy working and have found a passion in earning what you have and using that to help others. Also, if tese girls were just after being a kept woman they would have married or dated rich with titles. They both h

      • Mrsjennyk says:

        I think she meant the fact that the girls would be taking a lot of time off from work to do the various charity functions.
        Where as kate doesnt work so shes not continually requesting time off. I’d find it annoying if I worked with them.

    • Elly says:

      Beatrice works for a venture capitalist firm (i think it´s “Cabot Square Capital” in London.) -> fulltime-job

      Eugenie works at Christie´s

      • FLORC says:

        E is still at Christie’s? I thought she was only interning there and that was a few years back… 2009..2010?

      • bluhare says:

        Oooh. I’m in London right now and walk by Cabot Square all the time. Didn’t know I should be looking for Bea!

      • Justme says:

        Eugenie is doing a paid internship with the Royal Collection.

        http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/404411/Hard-working-Princess-Eugenie-goes-to-Derby-with-her-new-boss-The-Queen

        “She’s very friendly and approachable and people at the Royal Collection say she knows her subject well.”

        Eugenie gained a degree in art history and English literature at Newcastle University before going to work last year at London auctioneers Christie’s, where the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley is chairman.”

      • Elly says:

        FLORC:
        heard 2-3 months ago she´s still at Christie´s. But it was never a permanent job. Maybe it´s now over?

        Their jobs were handled very discreet. I´ve seen only one hint about the name of Beatrice´s capital firm.

        So she and the firm can work very normal, but it´s sad, because both girls are branded as workshy… they need better PR.

      • Justme says:

        @Elly – I just responded above your response, you may have missed it. She is no longer at Christie’s she is doing a paid internship with the Royal Collection.

    • sal says:

      It’s also well-documented that both of them wanted to work as royals and not take on “real” jobs. I think you are getting riled up a little bit too much. I am not Catherine fan, but just because she bears the brunt of hate around here doesn’t absolve any of the other royals of faults, either.

  9. HH says:

    Perhaps it’s because the pics are far away but her legs look thinner to me. The color is nice but sort of washes her out. I’m assuming she’s attempting to wear all of these clothes again because why else would she have hemline issues with a bespoke outfit?! The length doesnt look bad until you see photos of her in motion, ha. Eugenie’s hem is prob the same length but the material is far more stiff so it doesn’t have the same issue. I’m not sure why Kate is not compensating for this buy getting a longer hemline because you can always shorten a dress. I was over her as soon as I saw Bea’s outfit. She turned it out! And the lady of the hour, HM looked amazing! And judging by photos throughout the years she always has!!!

    • FLORC says:

      HH
      It’s not just you. A friend of mine just moved back home from Cambridge. He showed me some cell phone pics of Kate from 2 weeks ago. She is stick thin and from those pics I would guess she’s no further along than 6 months. Why edit her pics so much? I don’t understand that tactic when everyone has their own high resolution camera in their pocket.

      • greta says:

        Whew!! And I thought I was the only one who noticed this. Further down, someone else actually said that she looks good with all the extra weight on her legs!!?? Huh?? Aside from the bump, overall she is still thinner than she was before the dramatic pre-wedding weight loss.

      • bluhare says:

        I’m going to say I called it, FLORC. A few weeks ago, I said Kate would think her legs look fat. Voila! Skinnier!

        Before I get slagged, I think she looks good.

      • Poink517 says:

        Yeah, she does look ridiculously thin – all you have to do is look at her legs.

      • FLORC says:

        Bluhare
        I remember you did call it!

  10. smee says:

    While her color choices are a little on the old lady-ish pastel side, the clothes are cut perfectly and she looks incredibly elegant.

  11. Dedrie says:

    It’s hard work being polite and kind..

    • StormsMama says:

      This is actually true. Especially when you read all the snark here and everywhere. It most def IS a job. And one that requires her to be “perfect” and lovely and refined ALL THE TIME.

      • RobN says:

        I agree with you. I’d last about five minutes before I’d tell somebody to go F themselves, and I’m generally pretty polite. People ripping you every time you’re anything less than perfect would wear on me pretty quickly.

      • bluhare says:

        RobN: I agree. I’d hate it. And why I didn’t marry a royal. They all wanted me, you know. (LOL!!)

      • inthekitchen says:

        But how can someone who continuously wears skirts that flash her nether regions be called “perfect” and demure and all that other stuff?

      • MavenTheFirst says:

        Oh, honey, unless you hate people, don’t want to reach out to them, it is not ‘work’.

    • Loira says:

      My brother worked at a hotel where he was in the sports and shows organization. He had to deal with young tourists a lot. Hegot tired of having to be smiling and being “nice” all the time. It is a job, so it sometimes looks like a burden. We are not “on” all the time.

      • Milly says:

        There is a difference between you be treated as a employee and you be treated as a national symbol that must be pampered. Work with people is not a piece of cake, but when people are ready for like or love you, just because you exist or because you selected a few hours of your day just to show your figure to them, the situation is entirely different.
        No one will be unpleasant to the Queen or Kate in front of security and press. Be polite and kind become more easy.

  12. AmyLynne says:

    This is sort of irrelevant but I was watching the E! True Hollywood story of Kate and Pippa this morning and there was so much accidental shade, it was fantastic. All these royal watchers were going on about how Kate learned about fashion and makeup after a guy broke up with her or somehing, and all I could think about was how much sense her eyeliner makes now. There was more too, it was great.

    She looks great with this extra weight in her face and legs though (and boobs! They look much bigger in these pictures!).

  13. Prettytarheelfan says:

    I want Bea’s coat!!!! Badly!

  14. annaloo. says:

    She is really dressing for pregnancy beautifully. I really enjoy seeing her choices.

    • V4Real says:

      I bet this is how Kim Kardashian had hoped she would look pregnant.

      • greta says:

        I bet not.

      • FLORC says:

        Because you can’t compliment Kate without insulting someone else so she looks better by comparison.

      • V4Real says:

        @FLORC Oh please, stop acting like you have never made a rude or bad comment about a celebrity on this board. Oh and yes Kate does look better by comparison. There,I said it; so what!

        @greta Yes I bet Kim does which she carried pregnancy the way Kate is carrying it.

      • truthful says:

        YUP!!

        that’s why she continued to dress sexy and alluring..and that did not work out so well, LOL!!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        +1 V4Real
        I think Kate looks lovely.

      • FLORC says:

        V4Real

        Have I said I disliked celebrities? Sure. This site has seen far worse though. Have I compared celebrities to other ones.. Yes. Do I look for reasons to praise 1 by destroying someone else for things they cannot change? No. Because I post on this site people assume i’ve said bad things elsewhere. Have fun looking. I’ll be flattered I’ve taken up so much of your life I guess.
        Not long ago I defended KimK because she looked really uncomfortable being pregnant and I was personally attacked on this site having met none of you. For defending her! I do think she’s a bit better than Kate too because the woman has a work ethic and that is a respectable trait. Yes, she’s kind of awful, but she earns her own money. So, I deserved to be attacked over it.

        TOK – We don’t like eachother. Of course you give a +1. Cyber bullying is getting old.

        I’ve always judged people more on their personality and accomplishments. Very little goes into looks and clothes for me. Maybe looks and clothes do it for you guys. Whatever floats your boat.

        Truthful. You defend Kate so often, but you seem absolutely gleeful and the unfortunate circumstances of others. Hypocritical. That’s all. I’m not going to continue this with some people that need to attack another over the internet.

      • Linda says:

        FLORC did someone drive a stick up your ass?

      • Loira says:

        V4real
        +1

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Oh my lord..I said “+1″ and that’s “cyberbullying”?

        FLORC-people are going to disagree with you on a celeb gossip site. A “+1″ is not a personal attack and it’s not something to fly into a rage about. It’s celeb gossip and it’s supposed to be fun so slow your roll please.

      • maureen says:

        +10 — for FLORC, that is. It’s nice to see someone with depth and a bit of maturity!!!! Keep those posts coming FLORC

      • Milly says:

        + 2 FLORC

        The constant comparisons about Kate and Kim says more about the Duchess that you can even imagine. So it seem that Kate and Kim has a lot of things in common. If she hasn’t, why are people always talking about this subject (Kim) in conversations about Kate? Very interesting.

      • Kitten Mittens says:

        The Original Kitten

        It seems like you do attack posters opinions here and there. I understand what site this is and that opinions will not always be agreed with, but the “+1″ seemed a bit like encouragement for saying something negative to someone you have disagreed with more than a few times. Like a pile-on. Maybe if 1 person doesn’t agree with another they should avoid that person unless there’s a well-thought out response they would like to share with them that is not an attack or insult. This site sadly has cyber bullying though. I’m more of a lurker, but you ladies have your clicks and gang up on others with personal attacks rather than thread related conversation.

        That’s my 2 cents.

      • Kitten Mittens says:

        Linda

        That is the kind of personal and non-thread related attack and comment that makes this site pretty bad at times. Just pointing you out as an example.

      • bluhare says:

        Kitten Mittens: While I must sadly report that I am not perfect and have indeed got a little peeved once or twice, I hope (really hope) that I have kept it to what was said, and not a personal insult. Totally agree with you there. Of course, I’m on permanent moderation so I can let one rip with full confidence it won’t appear on the board! :D

      • annaloo. says:

        Kim– I mean FLORC– chill…it’s a gossip site. Relax. Maybe you should switch to the tamer ones? These threads are full of people who throw snark and judgment, you may feel cyberbullied again…

      • Izzy says:

        *raises hand tentatively*

        Um, FLORC, not wanting to inflame anything or upset anyone, but I actually read TOK’s +1 as her agreement with V’s comment that Kim wished she looked as good as Kate pregnant (paraphrasing here, but that was the general gist I got). I honestly don’t think she was referring to your comment or V’s other comment at all. But what do I know?

        *heads back to corner, still trying to figure out what, exactly, “bespoke” clothing is – time to go to the Google*

      • bluhare says:

        Izzy: bespoke = custom made.

      • Izzy says:

        bluhare – thanks! And welcome to the Mod Squad. ;)

    • skuddles says:

      I agree Kate looks very lovely – finally starting to really pop too I see :)

  15. inthekitchen says:

    Bland…just like her looks and personality.

  16. Suze says:

    Kate looks lovely and appropriate for a church service. I like her hair like that.

    But the Queen! She steals the show with her blue flowers and her her smiles. Sixty freaking years on the job. I bow down.

    Glad to see the Duke of Edinburgh looking well too.

  17. gogoGorilla says:

    This is a serious question. Are the royals not allowed to wear open-toed shoes? I never see a royal wearing them.

    • m says:

      Not on official visits in the UK or tours (unless the weather permits it outside of the UK), but they can wear them to family events where security is high and there is little threat. The Countess of Wessex was wearing strappy sandals today.
      Note:this excludes black tie functions, however white tie calls for closed toe.

    • MisJes says:

      It’s more of an unwritten protocol you should follow. It’s inappropriate to go bare-legged, and since you NEVER wear pantyhose with open-toed shoes, by default you will end up wearing closed-toe shoes.

      • Justme says:

        However Sophie Countess of Wessex is wearing open toed sandals and stockings (and looks fine in fact) Women wore fancy sandals with stocking all the time until the fashion police declared it “verboten” about a decade or so ago.

      • Dreamory says:

        Is there a rule book somewhere with all of these fashion rules? I’d love to buy it if so, sounds like a fascinating read (And I’m not being sarcastic, I’m sincerely curious)

      • MisJes says:

        @Justme, as I stated above, it is more of a guideline than an actual rule. I’m sure she did look lovely.

        However, as stockings have been around for many, many decades and to see the seams of one’s hose (or one’s toes for that matter!) has tended to be considered incredibly unbecoming. Yes, it may currently be/have been a trend in the fashion world – but that has little to do with the traditional, societal etiquette observed by Royals. My point is that this notion that one should not wear pantyhose with an open-toe is not a new one.

      • Justme says:

        Actually the notion that one should not wear an open toed shoe with stockings (whether pantyhose or any other kind) is a pretty new one. That is why stockings developed “sandalfoot” so you would not see the seam.

        When I was younger in the 1970s and 1980s it was very common for women to wear hose with open toes. Somewhere along the line it became the worst thing on earth. Like wearing sheer nude hose – just one of those “zeitgeist” things I guess.

      • Mika says:

        Zara actually dared to go bare legged to westminster abbey! She wore black pumps with no pantyhose!

    • bluhare says:

      Sophie Wessex was wearing sandals.

  18. Faye says:

    I think the dress looks blah, and sort of like lingerie. The coat’s ok though.

    The York girls look great. Love those colors; they really pop.

  19. I love Kate’s dress and Beatrice’s coat. The Queen is just pure awesome.

    • FLORC says:

      For a tailored dress it seems to be poorly fitted around the bust. Sometime her custom fitted clothes look half finished and I can’t figure out why with all the best of the best of the royal seamstresses waiting for her to have something tailored.

  20. mslewis says:

    I think Kate looks lovely and appropriate for a church service. Bea and Eugenie look lovely also but I think they both dress too old for their ages. They all look typically “royal” in the way they dress, conservative. I don’t expect much else.

    Her Majesty looks wonderful in that hate with flowers. I hope Prince Phil is feeling better. The man is over 90 so he is amazing.

  21. Lizzie says:

    Well I think the York girls dressed in the dark again. They really have no idea, which is a shame as they are not unpleasant looking girls, and with the right clothes they could look lovely. Why did Eugenie dress as though she were going to a funeral? Everyone else had nice summery looking clothes.

  22. FLORC says:

    Eugenie’s zippers on her jacket is a detail I could do without. I love the color and cut of Bea’s jacket!

    Kate’s dress screams light pink. Other pics must have the same lighting issues because it’s not peach. I like the fact that she’s wearing a dress and coat and not a coat made into a dress. I can’t stand her hemline though. When the wind blows you can pretty much see how short her legs are and when she sits her butt will not be covered by the dress.

    The Queen outdressed them all. She’s so vibrant!

    • Lizzie says:

      Well Kate’s dress is quite a bit longer than Zara Phillips. If you see a pic of them together you can see the difference. Also Kate’s outfit was more appropriate to the occasion than Zara’s IMO. We all see what we want to see in the end.

      • Suze says:

        Zara is rarely appropriate. She’s more of a funky free spirit.

        However, she’s not technically a public person (she doesn’t carry out official royal duties and only appears at her own events/family gatherings), has no title, and is not going to be queen one day so she dresses to a different standard.

        I actually think Kate’s dress is a fine length. I just wish her tailors would weight down her hems so they didn’t blow around between her legs.

      • FLORC says:

        Lizzie
        What I meant to get across was that Kate has short legs and a very long torso. The hemline being where it is is very close to her crotch. So when she sits the dress will most certainly cover only a portion of her bottom. Maybe she’s fine with that. Other women can wear the same hemline the same distance above their knees and have more coverage.

        Kate is often is an empire waist and baby doll cuts to raise her waistline so her legs look longer.

        Suze
        By now Kate must know of the hem weights. She just doesn’t seem to care since we’ve seen it all. And from previous discussions she has worn dress slips before to spare her modesty, but has given them up for good it seems.

      • bluhare says:

        I love Zara. And she looks much better in motion.

    • mayamae says:

      Maybe Eugenie thinks the zippers make her outfit more youthful or trendy?

    • bluhare says:

      I’m watching it now on TV. The Queen dos look beautiful and, FWIW, so does Camilla. Not sure HM likes Camilla’s hat, though.

      PS Has the DOE had a stroke? He does not look well at all.

      • FLORC says:

        Oh no! I don’t want the DoE to die for the simple reason, among others, that the Queen could pass soon after. When a couple has been together so long and 1 goes the other too often also passes:(

        My Aunt went recently and then my Uncle. Married for 70 years. I know the Queen is tough as nails, but you get so in sync with someone that when they’re gone you feel it. Hope he perks up or a least doesn’t get worse.

      • bluhare says:

        FLORC, apparently DOE missed an engagement yesterday because he wasn’t feeling well, so maybe he just wasn’t 100%. Probably wasn’t, but it seemed to me that one side of his body wasn’t as animated as the other. I could be seeing things, though. I’ve been accused of that.

  23. MisJes says:

    Gah, she’s placing her hand in unnaturally again to make sure the ring is fully visible. Pure tack.

  24. Tess says:

    She looks pretty, but very vanilla which is safe and appropriate given the occasionally. Beatrice and Eugenie look lovely and beautiful and its a shame they get the hate they do because of their parents. They both seen like lovely and down to earth people who are a real asset to the BRF

  25. Anna says:

    Eh, it’s beige and predictable, but it’s appropriate and she looks good in it. Do we seriously expect any different from her at this point?

    I do like that bejeweled navy coat that one of the Fergie girls is wearing, and the light blue rosettes on QEII’s hat.

  26. Lynn says:

    I’m baffled! I really don’t see the awesomeness of Bea’s coat that everyone on here is commenting about – it is awful and tacky for a service at Westminster Abbey!

    • Suze says:

      Yeah, I don’t like it at all. And I don’t like Eugenie’s either. And I like the Yorkies.

      I don’t think either outfit is appropriate for a church service and they’re not particularly attractive.

      Sometimes I do think those two are trying to be eccentric.

    • Noi says:

      yes because having your own taste and opinion is very mind blowing

  27. Dawn says:

    I think Kate looks perfectly lovely as always.

    • Tess says:

      I like Kate for the most part, but she’s usually like 55-45 on getting it right. She’s been inappropriate a number of times, and if not inappropriate then boring and predictable. She looks beautiful most of the time, but usually boring. And the eyeliner is still a problem that needs to be fixed

  28. vava says:

    Not impressed with this so-called bespoke outfit. The gathered bustline is what bugs me, aside from the blah color scheme. Not to mention the hemline. I think Kate looks horrible in this. And those shoes, for the love of god, isn’t there something else in her closet? Sheesh.

    • Kitten Mittens says:

      Jokes on us Vava. Her closet might be full of 100 pairs of nude heels and black pumps! What happened to those sparkly Jimmy Choo strappies she wore shortly after the marriage? Are they Lupo’s chew toy by now?

      • vava says:

        LOL……..so true.

        Kate Middleton is a one trick pony in more ways that one. I will continue to laugh whenever People Magazine fawns over her and her so-called fashion sense.

        Thanks for the chuckle.

  29. moon says:

    Kate makes the two princesses look like revolutionary fashion forward icons.

  30. Amy Tennant says:

    The Queen takes this one, with Bea just behind her. :D Kate’s beautiful, but I think she tries to play it very safe. I can’t blame her, really.

    • Kitten Mittens says:

      If she wanted to play it safe there are tons of dresses she could have bought for cheap and had tailored that would look the same as the one she’s wearing. I don’t get how all her custom clothes are just dull. Do you think Jenny will just throw down her sketch pad one day and tell Kate how awful she’s making her clothes look to others?

  31. Piratesgal says:

    Beatrice looks so much like the late Princess Margaret. Love her outfit and she totally gets the hemline right. Kate, well, oh dear. I’m no prude, but her hemlines are consistently too high. It’s kind of vulgar, tacky and attention-grabby – see the pics of her getting out the car – and so inappropriate for this kind of event. The less you reveal the more people wonder, would’ve thought they taught her that at posh school.

  32. lisa says:

    i love her outfit for the occasion, it’s not her day

    meanwhile bea’s shiny bedazzled trench doesnt look right and eugenie’s too tight lace moto jacket is just all kinds of frong.

    • Lynn says:

      Totally agree with you Lisa! Both Bea and Eugenie got it wrong! These outfits are not what one wears to Westminster Abbey for a service! Tacky tacky tacky!

    • sal says:

      +1

      They just can never seem to get it right.

  33. Elly says:

    I know it´s bad, but everytime i see Kate i find her face soooo funny… flat and bobble… pancake-like! The fascinator doesn´t suit her face. She needs bigger hats for her “big pancake”.

  34. Sachi says:

    Beatrice looks awesome! Electric blue suits her so well. The Queen looks incredible. Not fond of Eugenie’s jacket but the colours are perfect for her.

    Kate is her usual potted plant-self. No charisma and everything is boring. A deeper shade of pink or a lavender shade would have been better for her outfit.

    • bluhare says:

      Potted plant self; love that, Sachi!

      Although I’m giving Kate a pass today. It was the Queen’s day and all eyes should have been on her, not Kate.

      (I saw Helen Mirren as the Queen last night; she’s almost as good as the real thing!)

      • Sachi says:

        :D Right? I’d be using that term from time to time now.

        Yes, the Queen was the focus.

        But with Kate, it’s like a double-negative. When you don’t have any charisma and nothing stands out about you but your HRH title and being married to Diana’s son, wearing a colour that will wash you out and make you invisible is not a good thing. She still got a lot of media attention just for showing up, so wearing a brighter colour wouldn’t have changed anything.

        For all the money she spends on her clothes, she still manages to look so very bland and unimpressive.

  35. truthful says:

    aww, I think she looks so cute pregnant, its all in her face.

    that’s all I got

  36. RobN says:

    I just love the word “bespoke”. I have to figure out a way to work that into everyday conversation.

    • bluhare says:

      Let me help, RobN.

      “I will never own a piece of bespoke clothing in my lifetime”?

      It would be much easier if it weren’t past tense. Bespeak is much simpler!

  37. The Original Mia says:

    Love Beatrice’s outfit. My fave. The Queen and Eugenie look lovely too. Kate’s dress is fine, but boring.

  38. Maggie says:

    Kate looks classy and elegant as always. Perfect legs!

  39. Chrissy says:

    I always seem to feel extra bitchy towards Kate. Like there’s nothing she could do to appease my judgemental ways. But it’s probably because I’m jealous like everyone else here. Chill, people! She’s always going to get her way, be it shopping all the time/not doing enough work as a royal, after all, she will be Queen.

    p.s. Princess Beatrice looks really really good in that photo! I didn’t recognise her.

    • Suze says:

      Is everyone here jealous of Kate? I don’t think so.

      • bluhare says:

        Not me. I wouldn’t live like that for anything. Can’t even go shopping without photos being taken. No way.

        Wouldn’t mind her clothes budget though.

      • Suze says:

        I know – I’m jealous of the real estate and the African adventures, myself. I’d take that part.

        The public appearances? The extended royal family? Marriage to William himself? No, thank you very much.

      • bluhare says:

        LOL, Suze!! William never even ocurred to me. :)

    • MavenTheFirst says:

      Jealous of Dolittle? Bwahahaha! I wouldn’t want her personality and unintelligent taste even if you paid me a billion dollars.

      Surely you jest!

  40. Laura says:

    The Duchess of Cambridge looks okay. Not her best look but not her worst either.

    I saw some photos of the event on another website and it always seems like Prince William is cold/distant toward Kate. There doesn’t seem to be much warmth or attention directed toward her by him, instead she seems to be constantly grinning at him like a small child, trying to get his attention.

    I’ve always thought that William married her because he had been with her for a long time and nobody else was willing to take him, or the royal life, on. Maybe I am wrong, but it does not seem like he is in love with Kate — more like he tolerates her. You would think that he would be a little more caring toward her in public, especially since she is 8 months pregnant. Instead he appears to ignore her and/or act indifferent.

    She doesn’t seem to interact much with others either — maybe she’s not well liked by her in laws? She seems harmless — a halfway decent looking social climber who dresses well and goes along with whatever is asked of her. Is it that people find her boring? She doesn’t seem to possess high intellect (from her public comments) so are people are bored while talking to her?

    I’m a little taken aback too by the fact that although this event is meant to honor the Queen, the focus seems to be on Kate and what she is wearing. It’s kind of a sad commentary on what is deemed “important” or newsworthy these days. Instead of focusing on an individual’s accomplishments at an event prepared in her honor, the emphasis is placed on a secondary attendee and her over priced clothing.

    • Maggie says:

      Do I detect the green eyed monster in you coming out???

      • MavenTheFirst says:

        @Maggie,

        I am sure you and Dolittle would be best buds.

      • Eyeroll says:

        @Maggie

        Yeah, because everybody who has something critical to say about Kate MUST be jealous, right?

        OR they simply have an opinion that isn’t yours. Shocking, I know.

      • bluhare says:

        Maggie: You read that and got “jealous”? Really? I’m stumped at that. Truly.

    • mayamae says:

      I find her harmless too, but I’m sure you’ll be filled in on how lazy, arrogant, useless, ugly, stupid, and door mattish (I made that up) she is. As well as a spender of her father-in-law’s money, waited around forever for a proposal while “pretending” to work, cruel to the York sisters, too clannish with her own family, etc.

      I don’t particularly care for social climbers myself, but it seems to be much more acceptable here in the US than in the UK. I think here her family might be called a true success story who had accomplished the American Dream. I don’t love or hate her.

      • bluhare says:

        Jeez, mayamae, why don’t you tell us how you really think? That sounded a bit harsh, imo.

      • FLORC says:

        It’s still mildly frowned upon in the states. Gold diggers and social climbers are a dime a dozen it seems. And we don’t have the strict social classes they do.

      • mayamae says:

        Bluhare -

        I’m rather tongue-in-cheek with how I describe Kate. I have never said these things about her but read them on every Kate thread. As I said I find her harmless and actually somewhat likeable in a bland way to be truthful.

        I try to understand the criticisms directed at her by UK citizens, but probably as an American don’t really get it.

      • bluhare says:

        Thanks mayamae. I’m a bit in the dark too, and I don’t dislike her as much as some. In fact, when CB first started covering her I was a fan. My opinion’s been changed a bit.

      • ya says:

        I like that she’s a social climber – it’s one of the few things I like about her actually – just because the class system in the UK is so ridiculous. It’s nice to have someone mix things up a little.

    • rudy says:

      How can you tell he is distant from a few photos snapped at an event in front of thousands of people while Kate and Wills are emerging from a car?

      I am very curious about their relationship. Is it one of love or pure convenience, or maybe both?

      Anyone have some real gossip about the state of this union?

      • bluhare says:

        I don’t other than the reporting that shows she’s not wih him a LOT. Like in London or her parents the majority of the time. I think that’s strange for a couple just married 2 years, even if they have been together a lot longer than that.

    • bluhare says:

      Laura, it’s strange isn’t it? I get why the camera is always on Kate. She’s a nice looking woman who dresses nicely and just happens to be carrying an heir to the throne. But it was the Queen’s day and I agree the newspapers could focus on HM more than Kate. I don’t need to see her getting out of a range rover in that outfit. I’d rather get a closer look at the dazzling aquamarine brooch the Queen had on.

      And I’m starting to think more and more that this is a bit of a convenient marriage. I don’t want to; naive bluhare still wants to believe in the storybook, but I don’t think these two are it. I’m holding out hope for Harry. I think his future wife will be head over heels and so will he.

      • Laura says:

        I will admit to coveting some of Kate’s outfits/accessories and her gorgeous hair but her personally? No. I am in no way, shape or form jealous of Kate Middleton. I am disappointed that she hasn’t used her unique position to promote/be actively involved in more charities, as that is supposedly her “job” as a member of the royal family and it would have alleviated any day to day boredom she might have experienced while William was away at work. It also would have gone a long way to erasing any doubt from most people’s minds that she is nothing more than a living doll whose interests are limited to shopping, holidaying and playing dress up during public events/photo ops. She is in her early 30s, surely she has some interests/life experiences that could help her decide where her charitable work will be focused? Example — if she had a strong interest in animals then she could be involved with and promote charities dealing with animals. And being involved means more than looking pretty during a one hour photo op with said charity. Those photo ops do nothing to promote anything beyond what she is wearing – the charity is pretty much forgotten/ignored in the media. If she was seen getting involved on a regular basis with a handful of charities that were truly dear to her heart (while dressing down — no need for horrendously expensive outfits — why not try to steer the attention to the charity instead of what one is wearing, since it is of zero importance?) then her work would be believable and she would be seen as someone of substance versus the lazy, vapid and self absorbed little girl she often comes across as being to many people who are not blinded by her shiny exterior.

        However, now that there is a baby due in the near future I think she will be busy with the baby. Or I hope she will be and not hand him/her off to an army of nannies. I hope this child will help her re-evaluate her life and what she wants to accomplish as a member of one of the most influential families in the world. She has the potential to do so much good in this world and make a real difference to the organizations (and those who benefit from said organizations) she associates with.

        I suppose time will tell if she is capable of change in the future…or if the person I (and others) hope for her to become will appear in the woman who marries Harry. I agree that Harry seems like the one who will marry a woman who will make the most of her position as a royal (despite his penchant for party-happy blondes…I actually see him settling down with a brunette for some reason, not that hair color matters) and earn the respect & love of people, not because she is royalty but because she is a good person, working hard to better this world.

      • Maggie says:

        LMAO!

      • bluhare says:

        Laura, we think a lot alike. And I don’t think we have to worry about the baby. If Kate isn’t maternal, her mother will be there like white on rice.

  41. Sandydc says:

    I’m voting uninspired. She is dull, expected, and the kind of goody goody wife of which I am sure the Queen approves. Despite the lack of commitment to charities and her royal “work.” Sigh.

  42. Meredith says:

    Finally I can say something nice about a York girl’s outfit. Beatrice looks great! Great color, great style of dress, great hat that compliments without overshadowing. And she looks so pretty in these photos. Which would support my personal theory that every woman no matter how they look has got to know what works for her style-wise. Style is personal and fashion is for skinny teenage girls!! That being said, Eugenie has a curvy figure but seems to be looking frumpy in these photos. Well, one (York girl) out of two ain’t bad (to misquote the singer Meatloaf).

  43. Decloo says:

    I am going to personally buy her a pair of beige NON-PATENT leather sling backs and send them off to London.

  44. bluhare says:

    Because I’m a Selfish Bitch (which is why I come to Celebitchy), I’m going to whine that Westminster Abbey was closed for sightseeing yesterday because of this service. And I’m leaving tomorrow when it reopens.

    The Queen doesn’t go to the Abbey on weekends, apparently, as the actual anniversary was Sunday. So she screws up my sightseeing instead! :)

    • Suze says:

      Well, darn it. I love Westminster Abbey and sorry you missed it this time around. I hope you get back to London soon!

      • bluhare says:

        Thanks, Suze. I revved up my spirits by seeing the Rosetta Stone, Elgin marbles, and the Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibit at the British Museum today. Incredible. And I saw Helen Mirren last night. Not too bad on the whole!

        PS The Charter Room was open, though, and everyone thought all of the Abbey was closed so the guides had all kinds of time to fill me with WA trivia. And I saw the oldest door in Britain. And had a fab lunch at the cafe. I did OK. :)

      • Suze says:

        Lucky you!

        Helen Mirren – the true queen.

  45. mkyarwood says:

    Mehhhhhhhhhhhh, when’s the baby going to be here? I want to see how much of Charles’ ‘what a good boy am I face’ he gets.

  46. dominique says:

    I think the Queen’s hat would be so much prettier with a sprig of real flowers rather than those awkward blue fabric thingys.

  47. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I know the significance of these milestones and anniversaries and someone’s going to want to commemorate them, but Good Lord do they ever love throwing themselves big parties.

    • bluhare says:

      While the royals do put on a show, it is what they’re there for, isn’t it?

      Plus today was a church service, and 60 years doing anything is worth celebrating, I think. I loved seeing the Household Cavalry officers in there. I kept looking for the horses. :)

  48. Thiajoka says:

    I think Kate looks great. In particular, she’s very good at picking out the hats they have to wear–the ones she wears somehow end up suiting her without looking ridiculous. She could give the York princesses some tips on hat-wearing.

  49. taxi says:

    Eugenia’s too-tight jacket is very unflattering. Makes her look thick-waisted & saggy chested. Good color for her though.

    ?s for UKer’s:
    Does protocol allow sling backs?
    Does HM ever repeat outfits?
    Are all HM’s shoes black?

    • bluhare says:

      taxi:

      As Sophie Wessex (Queen’s favourite daugher in law) wore sandals today (albeit with hose) I guess open toed is OK, although HM would NEVER wear them.

      HM does repeat outfits. Not as much as Kate though.

      I’m too lazy to google to see if she’s ever worn something other than black, but I’d say yes they are. Although I’m going to qualify that as I don’t know what she wears under a long gown with a tiara. :)

      • taxi says:

        Thanks, bluhare. I haven’t seen the repeats and each outfit always has its own hat. I guess by now she has hundreds.

      • bluhare says:

        taxi, someone who knows more than I do will come around, but I think the Queen’s dresser makes a lot of her clothes; HM certainly seems to stick with the same basic outfit and hat especially the last few years. She’s found something she likes and sticks with it. It varies in formality with the fabric and hat. She sticks with the same bags and shoes. She has someone break in her shoes for her. (True!) She also appears to have her “every day” three strand pearl necklace and earrings too.

  50. Reece says:

    Bea: I want her coat!
    Eug: The coat is a’ight. Not blown away.
    EDIT: The pics on DM look teal with black zippers. I like it more.
    Kate: It’s all beige to me. *shrug*
    HM : FTW It’s her day. She wins hands down!

  51. jacskin says:

    “Not long ago I defended KimK because she looked really uncomfortable being pregnant and I was personally attacked on this site having met none of you. For defending her! I do think she’s a bit better than Kate too because the woman has a work ethic and that is a respectable trait. Yes, she’s kind of awful, but she earns her own money. So, I deserved to be attacked over it.”

    Umm KK doesn’t have worth ethic.
    What does she does other then stroll around NY, Miami and LA? Set up fake marraiges? Run a reality tv show? Please what does she do? Abosululty nothing.
    She doesn’t have a job. She had made her money from her awful reality tv show and also the sex tape, whic she got famous from. Her money is from all these dumb E! watchers and all those who support her.
    If you want to say ppl like teachers, lawyers, poilice officers and doctors have better work ethic then Kates does. I agree. But KK gets all this money, all this attention because of her dumb show and also her sex tape. She doesn’t have a job or have any skills. I think the comparassion between the Duchess and some trashy reality tv star are stupid. Kate is nothing like KK. I have more respect for Kate then that idiot bimbo who does nothing other then run a fake marraige. Who has zero worth ethicn and is intrested in being famous then getting an actaul job. Her marriage was fraud. She is a fraud herself.
    From what I know, Kate M. doesn’t have a sex tape, she doesnt have a reality tv show. She went to college atleast. She might not work, but she presents herself in a respectable manner ad doesn’t looking for cheap fame like KK and her lame family does.
    And yes, there is one baby everyone around the world is looking for and its Kates. KK is a nobody in reality. So the arugement about who is better is stupid.
    Nobdy is attacking you over this claim. You could have said that working folks are better then Kate and I would have agreed, But when you say KK has work ethic its a lie. She isn’t respectable at all.

    • bluhare says:

      I think it depends on how you define “job”. What she does or what she makes? She doesn’t physically do much except fly all over for appearances. Doesn’t seem like work to me, but there’s probably a lot more that goes into it than I know about.

      What really gets me is the really insane amount of money she makes tweeting endorsements.

    • FLORC says:

      Ok
      Of course people with 9-5 jobs that then go home and continue working have extremely good work ethic. I didn’t think bringing them into the conversation had a purpose since the point I was making was about 2 specific people and not the regular 9 to 5er.

      The comparisons between KM and KK… There are actually quite a few. With the exception that Kate has no sex tape, but we have seen her privates flashed at us often and she’s smiling right at the camera.

      I also have to disagree with you that no one cares about Kim’s baby and no one cares about reality TV. Fact is that more people care about tv than the future heir. How else is KUWTK going on it’s 8 or 9th season with multiple spin offs that are also doing well? Kate is covered more by mainstream press because of politics.
      Kate did go to college! Absolutely! And what has she done with that degree? Exactly my point. Wait! just thought of another comparison not previously stated by anyone. William and Kanye look at the respective spouses with the same look. The “don’t open your mouth and embarrass me” look.

      Kim is a bit trashy. Fine. She works hard though. She has a ton of endorsements. She’s always traveling someone for work or work/vacation. Rarely just for vacation and that’s only happened more because of Kanye. She has several clothes, bedding, beauty product lines which I was surprised to learn she is actually heavily involved in from a production and marketing standpoint.

      Sounds like you just have a huge amount of bitter hate for her. That’s not my problem. Your opinion is yours. It doesn’t fully line up with facts though. Kim has made a lot of money. She never went to college and does have a sex tape, but has made her own money. Kate went to college (good for her), but has yet to do anything with her degree. And in the 9 years leading up to the marriage she never bettered herself for future royal life. No public speaking lessons, no charity research or work. And now she lives in free public housing or with her parents. She gets an allowance from her father-in-law for clothes and the press is truly struggling to make her sound like a modern new age Princess Di.

      • Laura2 says:

        “Sounds like you just have a huge amount of bitter hate for her. ” Please tell me there was some hint of irony in this comment…. Or are you just trolling?

        You’ve commented at least a dozen times on this thread (always something negative) and are now trying to paint Kim K as some kind of hard-working, respectable businesswoman, which is hilarious, but not really helping your argument in the least.

    • Suze says:

      I don’t know about the “there is one baby that people around the world are waiting for and it’s Kate’s” statement.

      Outside of those of us who follow celebrities and royals, there are lots and lots of people who don’t give a toss about either KK’s or Kate’s babies.

      My husband, for example, barely registers the royal baby at all, and all his relatives are in the UK. And I find that attitude common.

  52. savanna says:

    THE LENGTH IS APPROPRIATE YAAAAAY

  53. Liz says:

    Kate Middleton finally comes out of hiding to grace the world with an appearance. Duchess or Diva has a great article on it:

    http://katemiddletonduchessordiva.wordpress.com

  54. DianeP says:

    The cutest one there (besides the Queen) was Lady Louise Windsor, the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Adorable!

  55. Patrice says:

    God I just LOVE those York girls :D They seem like so much fun don’t they? I mean, just look at the mischief that always seems to be in Princess B’s eyes! No wonder The Snoozefest of Cambridge is rumored to so dislike them…

    • Izzy says:

      I actually really like Beatrice and Eugenie’s outfits, but Beatrice wore a hat the other day – the Derby, I think. Burgundy, reminded me of a 20′s flapper headdress. It was awesome, and Bea totally rocked it. I WANT that hat.

  56. Amy says:

    Kate looks great. Beatrice looks great-love that coat (I can finally forgive her that horrible hat from the royal wedding)! However Eugenie always seems to be struggling fashion wise?

  57. jacksin says:

    @FLORC
    Thats not my point. You have completly missed my point.
    So I must have a huge amount of ‘ bitter hate’ for someone who I called out for what they are? Are you serious or just plain ignorant?
    KK is not hard working, get real. Running a reality tv show is not hard work. She works hard? At what? She isn;t a business woman. She and her family just say that but who is really intrested in buying Kardshian marchinside? Very few people. They have made their money from the show, they can easily help to support the line products from that money.
    PPl watch their show to see how stupid and idiotic that family is. Its for cheap entertainment. Ppl view the KK as morons in reality. They have no class, or respect.
    Teachers, doctors and lawyers and anyone who has a profession like that are hard working. I have right right to bring them in this converstaion. Why can’t I? You know you sound foolish when you call KK hard working, She isn’t.
    Unless you think being a fruad like her is hard work.
    My point is Kate M. hasn’t done anything like what KK has done, so how are they similar? Yes Kate smiles at the camera, don’t all famous ppl do? She has been either spied( like her sun bathing) on by the paps, or she didn’t flash them on purpose.
    And Yes, I am right when I say there is more intrest around the world with kates baby the with KK. Maybe in the United States more people are ‘excited’ about KK baby, but Kate is world famous buddy. Everyone knows who she is unlike KK. I don’t know a single person who is even intrested in KK unborn child in real life. You can’t compare a Royal baby, to a reality tv stars child. They are not in the same league at all.
    Like I said before, Kate has a college degree but she doens’t use it. I know that. But she behaves more maturelly, behaves and presents herself very well. She is respected. Unlike KK, who is 32 years old and still lives off the sex tape fame, lives with her mother and doesn’t do anything. At 32, you should have a full time job, not strolling around NY and LA, shopping, calling the paps, seeking cheap fame.etc.
    Even Kate should have a job too. I will agree on that. But she married into Royalty, and there are some of them who don’t work too. KK is not royalty nor is she even close to being as famous as Kate is. So again, why the comparrasion?
    I don’t have bitter hatred for KK. She has no real talent, looks or any life achivements to be jealous of. I would rather be jealous of women like Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, who atleast are beautiful, talented and have an actaul career. They are proably 10 times richer and will contiue to be richer than any memeber of thre KK family.
    I have supported my facts, you haven’t.

  58. Bohemia says:

    Wowww people are really jealous of this girl. Imagine if some of these hissy jealousy posts were dialogue in a movie. What kind of character would they portray?

    • bluhare says:

      Not sure. Enlighten us.

      And I really wish people would come up with a bit more than “you’re all jellus h8rs”. Yeah, I paraphrased, but you get my drift. When I started posting here I was a fan. But someone who actually knows their stuff posted a few facts instead of commentary, and you know what? My opinion started to change.

  59. Flower says:

    The coat is nice but the dress is horrible, it looks home made by someone who isn’t very good at dress making.

    You missed the best pictures of the lot Kaiser, the one where she is stepping out of the car with the skirt sky high and also the ubiquitous ‘look at my deceased mother in laws ring shot’ , holding her hand over her right collar bone for no apparent reason.

  60. MyLittlePony says:

    Appropriate hemline – vgood! Otherwise very bland, but all in all good if not surprising. Like her hair like this! I am having serious doubts about Jenny Packham’s tailoring skills which seem to be non-existent on the grounds of her “bespoke” designs.

  61. Denise says:

    Someone in the aristocracy needs to finally say ‘NO!’ to the ridiculous hats/fascinators, etc. A great, classic hat is another thing altogether, but summoning aliens from the top of your head just needs to stop. Brits have a death grip on anything traditional so it’s not going to end any time soon. I once went to a ladies’ day at the races and was the only one with a bare head and yet I felt the odd one because it’s so commonplace. Doesn’t make it right, though! This is 2013!

  62. Maggie says:

    Why is the attention on Kate some of you ask? Because she’s the only good looking one other than Harry! I cant get over the snark on here. Same prigs same comments!

    • greta says:

      I think Maggie needs a stiff drink!! Don’t take it so personally, my friend.

      Kate’s the only good looking one (cough, cough, hurl!!??). She’s so fake, how can you discern whether she’s (naturally) good looking or not? Seriously, take away the veneers, fancy clothes, hair extensions and as some would argue, medical intervention (plastic surgery), she’s a regular plain Jane.

  63. India says:

    I’m so over this woman with her florescent white veneered teeth and her showing off of Diana’s ring. She is just gross and I beg to differ that she is not pretty with her piggy nose and her over done face with fillers. Ugh, ugh and ugh.