Duchess Kate basically says that George is a little chunkster, ‘he’s growing very fast’


Here are some more photos from Duchess Kate and Prince William’s appearance in London yesterday. We covered the photos here. Kate wore a repeat and she looked pretty tired. I theorized that Prince George isn’t sleeping so well and Kate hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in a while. But! Kate did talk to the peasants and when asked about Prince George, Kate made him sound like a good eater. She also got to talk about one of her favorite subjects: BUTTONS.

Little Prince George is little no more! The infant heir to the throne of England is getting big already, his proud mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, said Tuesday as she and husband William made a joint royal outing, leaving George with babysitters.

Aaron Russell-Andrews, an ex-convict who had an official role at a charity event Tuesday for troubled youth, said Kate told him George was “growing very fast” and would fit snugly in the vest, made for a 6-month-old, that Russell-Andrews gave her as a present.

As Russell-Andrews was giving Kate the shirt, his own daughter Teegan, 20 months, tried to snatch it back. “They are very demanding at this age,” Kate said.

On the chilly morning in London, Kate recycled her Orla Kiely “Birdie Dress” she wore for a visit to The Art Room in Oxford in 2012 and showed off the same long wavy style to her glossy hair that she first revealed on London’s Poppy Day on Nov. 7. Observers suggested she touched up her roots.

Inside the Only Connect event, William met ex-offenders starting a five-week painting and decorating course with an organization called Bounce Back, which provides training, work experience and employment after their sentences.

Kate met volunteers who are training ex-offenders to sew with a social enterprise called Handmade Alliance. “Are you guys sewing on buttons?” she asked. “It looks like very fiddly work,” she said to volunteers who were putting together Christmas bunting to go on sale at the charity’s pop-up shop in the West End.

Claudia Calvert, the workroom manager, said Kate told her sewing was not one of her strengths. “She was saying she’s not very good at it because when she tries sewing the needle normally gets caught on the pin and breaks,” she said.

William’s aunt, Lady Jane Fellowes, who is a trustee of the charity, said she was “delighted that William and Catherine have had the opportunity to see the work of Only Connect, a charity that I have been supporting for many years.”

[From People]

Since Kate rarely makes any public statements, when we do get rare quotes from her, I feel like I could parse them all day long. “They are very demanding at this age.” That’s in reference to the 20-month-old who didn’t want Kate to have the shirt for George? I want to know HOW Kate said it. Was she, like, shading the mom? Did she say it dryly, or was she being sympathetic to a mom with a willful toddler? I NEED TO KNOW. But my favorite is, “Are you guys sewing on buttons? It looks like very fiddly work.” The Duchess of Buttons has a sixth sense when people are working with buttons. Much like the Bat Signal, Kate has a Button Signal. She stares off into the distance and whispers, “Somewhere, someone is sewing a fabulous button right now.” And again, I want to know HOW she said it – “It looks like very fiddly work.” Spoken like someone who averaged ten vacations a year from 2005 to 2012.

Also – a few days ago, Prince William basically said that Kate wouldn’t let him get the Playstation 4 game console.



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  1. Lark says:

    Okay, I’m not a fan of Kate but I think it’s a bit ridiculous to assume she was shading the mom with that comment. That seems like a typical joking comment that one might make.

  2. Suze says:

    I am transfixed by the shortness of William’s pants. It’s probably just the wind buffeting them around, because he is usually tailored perfectly, but they look oddly short to me.

    Duchess Kate looks good. I like the dress this outing much better for some reason.

    And Princely George? I can believe he is a chunkster. He was a healthy big baby and he was even healthier and bigger at his christianing.

  3. Charlotte says:

    I woke the baby laughing at Button Signal. Now I need to feed her back to sleep. Bother.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m not anti-Kate, but she really needs a good haircut. There’s something weird and flat going on at the top and dry and damaged at the bottom. Coloring your hair gives the roots “lift” (I would know) and it looks as though she’s growing out the color so the top is flat. Not helping the tired look.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Now I feel mean.

      • Christin says:

        I guess I’m mean, too, because I agree with you. Her current hair style draws the eye downward too much.

    • SuSu says:

      yes, her hair is too heavy… but Kate is “hair-pretty” like some other women (f.e. Jennifer Aniston). Some women need long open hair around their faces because without it they look ordinary. Plus in Kate´s case (i know it sounds mean, but it´s a fact) her hair covers her poor posture.
      So, it´s the best Kate keeps her long hair. It just needs a better style and voila!

      • Florc says:

        I wonder if she has a mild to moderate case of trichotillomania. She fusses with her hair a lot and close ups in unedited photos show her hair to be extremely damaged. It seems it’s either fried from being over processed or she’s pulling it out strand by strand. In which case she might feel it needs to be long to hold onto whatever hair she has left.
        And in yesterdays post it’s very apparent she’s lost the wiglet/extentions while wearing this dress 2nd time around.

      • LadySlippers says:

        @Susu: I would buy the hair covering up her poor posture if it worked. Which it really doesn’t. Her poor posture is in evidence here in these photos….

        I do agree that she thinks she’s only pretty with long hair but I disagree. I thought she looked much prettier at uni and after when she had shorter hair.

  5. LadyMTL says:

    Sewing on buttons IS fiddly work, and I hate it with a passion. Last week I had to sew on a button from my winter coat and my cat kept trying to attack the thread and it was all I could do not to throw everything in the trash and just buy a new coat. 😛

    That said, Kate did not show up to coo over my work so I guess the Button Signal must have been defective.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I have a blouse with a missing button that has been sitting in the corner of my closet for 3 years. Pretty soon it will be out of style so I can just stop pretending I’m ever going to sew it on.

      Your cat sounds cute.

    • MrsB says:

      Ha! My poor mother tried to teach me minor sewing like buttons and hemming years ago. Needless to say it didn’t take, and at 30 I still take things like that to her when needed and she does it for me. 😉

    • LadyMTL says:

      @GoodNamesAllTaken Aww thanks, my cat is cute – getting old now, but cute. Even though he’s past 13 he still goes nuts whenever he sees me pull out a spool of thread, so I rarely do sew anything.

      @MrsB All I can actually sew are buttons, lol. Hems are beyond my mediocre skills, though I can put in an “emergency stitch” or two, if I have to. Anything more complicated than that and it goes to my drycleaner so he can do it.

    • Mary says:

      Well it appears she is out “working” today and wouldn’t you know it, her skirt was blown up by the wind. Maybe she can have one of the kids teach her how to sew some weights into her hemline.

    • Meredith says:

      My husband’s coat lost a button (luckily we recovered the button), and we asked the dry cleaner to sew it back on for us when the coat got its annual cleaning. They resewed the button AND tightened up the other two — free!

      • rylan says:

        Buttons i can handle but not mending. When my sons were little & in a hurry for school in the morning & they had
        had a hole in their sock I’d grab a black marker & color in thier foot where the hole was so their foot looked like a black sock. Ta Da,problem solved!!!!


    • bluhare says:

      Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane! We had a cat, Buster (who seriously lived up to his name), whose great love in life was sucking on embroidery thread. I used to embroider and cross stitch, but had to quit when Buster came along as I’d end up with soggy globs of thread. It was quit or lock myself in a room to do it, but the locking didn’t work if Buster knew as the cat thrashing on the door drove me bonkers! And he could tell from 3 houses away if I was breaking out the sewing kit. It was amazing how he’d just show up when I hadn’t seen him forever.

      RIP Buster.

  6. mk says:

    Haha, suckah. I’m totally getting the PS4. Sucks to be Prince!

  7. bella mama says:

    maybe she isnt dyeing her hair because she’s knocked up with “the spare”

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Oooooo….good one. That would explain why she looks so tired, too. Sorry, “knackered.”

    • m says:

      She died her hair when she was pregnant last time. In fact, about this time last year, a big deal was made over her new fringe and darker color. She just recently jumped on the ombre (sp?) boat that isnt doing her any favors.

  8. Anoninga says:

    There’s video of this over at the mail. I didn’t hear the part about the baby being demanding, but I guess, isn’t that something all mom’s say to each other? And the fiddly comment just seemed like she was making polite conversation. Although it did seem like her interest was peaked when she saw the Buttons. I do like her, she’s flawed, and very behind with where I think a duchess of crumpets should be, but still, I guess the context of her comments revealed something different to me.

    Also, I heard a few weeks ago that they would be going on a Royal Tour to Australia and New Zealand next year, I think it’s unlikely that she’s preggers again (though I wouldn’t put this past her), more than likely she doesn’t want to pass dye to Georgie Porgie? I don’t know.

    I think the bigger issue here are those awful shoes. She needs new boots!

    • Florc says:

      She dyed her roots while pregnant with George. A big deal was made about it and it was speculated she used plant based dye so it was safe. If anything is an indicator of pregnancy it’s candid shots of her with a cigarette getting squashed in court and her forehead showing wrinkles to indicate she’s quit botoxing. Those were the #1 &2 give aways with George.

      • Amanda_M87 says:

        I don’t get why she even dyes her hair in the first place, unless her hair is already turning grey.

  9. Nanz says:

    I don’t miss the infant days that’s for sure. I look at her and it makes me thankful to have 2 kids who sleep through the night.

    • LadySlippers says:

      Amen Nanz! I have teens and love the lively interaction (extra bonus — they are potty trained 😉 )but will miss them when they leave…

      • Lucky Charm says:

        Mine are all grown and gone now, but soon I’ll have grandbabies to spoil and fill the house with laughter and giggles. And the best part is, when I want my quiet time I can just send them back home! 🙂

    • Anguishedcorn says:

      this ^^. I wouldn’t trade that experience for the world, but I would NOT want to do it again.

  10. Thinker says:

    Well Kate and Will seem to be reunited… Still wondering why she pulled out of the Centrepoint benefit ball taking place in 3 days at Kensington Palace, where she lives.

    She’s made another appearance today at another charity. Usually when she’s this active it means a vacation is on the near horizon.

    • bluhare says:

      Don’t they go on a vacation with the MIddletons right after Christmas? Seems I recall they did last year, so maybe they will this year as well.

  11. Relli says:

    Oh waity don’t you know that you buy the PS4 and then set limits on both Wills & George. Also if he has the PS he will likely be home more.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      Yeah he’ll be home alright. Playing video games and not interacting with his wife or his child, I bet.

  12. mayamae says:

    “Are you guys sewing on buttons?”

    I was interested to hear that she said “you guys”. I thought that was an American expression. I grew up saying it in the Chicagoland area, but now hear “y’all” in the Atlanta area.

    • bluhare says:

      Britain uses a lot more US expressions than they used to, that’s for sure. And Halloween (which was not even on the radar when I was growing up) is now celebrated as well.