Duchess Kate wore skinny jeans & a £280 ski jacket to sprint in London

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon for Heads Together Training Day

The three younger royals were out and about on Sunday in London. Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did an advance-event for the London Marathon. Their charity, Heads Together, is the “charity of the year” for the London Marathon, and likely hundreds of runners will be doing the marathon to benefit Heads Together. Heads Together is the umbrella organization/foundation for several charities though, and am I the only one who feels like Will, Kate and Harry have just created some weird, extra bureaucracy for much-needed charitable giving? We’ll see.

Anyway, Sunday’s event was a “training day” with some of the runners, and it involved Will, Kate and Harry doing sporty things, like running a sprint together. They obviously knew that they would be doing sporty things, so I don’t know why they dressed the way they did, or why they didn’t wear the blue marathon gear which other people are wearing. When I first looked through these photos, I felt sweet relief that at least Kate didn’t wear wedges. That’s the low bar set for Kate: she wore New Balance trainers, so at least she got that right. Except she also wore skinny jeans and a £280 quilted ski jacket by Perfect Moment. She didn’t even do a real ponytail! She just pulled her hair back loosely for a few minutes, then took it out. And yes, she wore her huge sapphire ring to run.

Meanwhile, did you know that William and Kate will be “apart” this Valentine’s Day? Kate has to work!! You know she’ll need a month-long vacation after being made to WORK on V-Day. The Kensington Palace office announced that she’ll be visiting an RAF base on V-Day in her capacity as the royal patron of the Air Cadet Organization. That patronage was thrust on Kate two Christmases ago. Prince Philip and the Queen bum-rushed her at Christmas lunch at the Palace and made her take the patronage. And now it’s ruining her V-Day! Kate will also be attending the BAFTAs for the first time ever this weekend (Sunday the 12th). So much work! Mustique is calling you, Kate.

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon for Heads Together Training Day

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon for Heads Together Training Day

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon for Heads Together Training Day

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon for Heads Together Training Day

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  1. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    They must have just come back from vacation or are ramping up the numbers before going off to St Barthes or Mustique.

    Wonder if they will attend the BAFTA gala in their own house this year.

    PS. She made another painful speech at a primary school today. Again she was prattling on about how grateful and lucky she was to have a family that looked after her.

    • sarri says:

      LOL Kate and her standard answers.

    • Claimingthe Cambridges do these events to ramp up their numbers is just not a valid criticism. They have consistently proven that they will do what they want when they want. They are too self-absorbed to care what people who memorize the court circular think.

      • Tina says:

        DU (aka B) is right. W&K are self-absorbed, but even their advisors have to pay some attention to the fact that the Queen was very ill over Christmas and simply cannot keep up the pace any more.

      • I’m just of the opinion that it has nothing to do with vacations or year end totals. They do the minimum to please the courtiers. That is it.

    • Harla Jodet says:

      I think that they are upping their numbers now because they will need to take extensive time off for the big move to London, they will have to settle the children into their new schedules and schools plus William will need to take time off to decide what he wants to do next.

    • WendyNerd says:

      *shudders* Woman-child.

  2. MunichGirl says:

    She often wears skinny jeans, a bit inappropriate for a future Queen Consort. JMO.

    • Citresse says:

      I agree, though for this event it’s OK. Not OK for tours in wineries etc….

    • Ama says:

      I wish I had this legs! How often does she work out?

    • notasugarhere says:

      Why not wear the new £220 pair of track pants she wore last year for a tennis event? Still too tight, but slightly less inappropriate than the sprayed-on skinny jeans.

      • Lisa says:

        But then the plebs couldn’t admire her legs, nota. If only she realized that by highlighting them she’s emphasizing how short they are.

    • wolfpup says:

      I see her in these “tights” that I wore as a little girl with a dress – and she carries that detail, as I thought would shock the Queen, as there is nothing left to be seen, in the details. All those women showing off their beauty, for no other reason, than to be consumed and acclaimed.

      I personally would shut down this female wannabe with loose morals, who wants us to see every little bit of her body.

      I am so glad that Kate has a happy face – however, I do not care to see every tiny curve – of a woman, who is supposed to become a Queen. In my opinion, a Queen respects herself.

      • wolfpup says:

        My sons would never respect me, dressing this way, the beauty of a woman, intended for mere consumption.

      • Clare says:

        Then you need to have a word with your sons – remind them that respect for women is not and should not be based on what they wear.

        If you sons might not respect a woman who wears tight jeans (or less), then the problem is with them, not the woman.

      • wolfpup says:

        I needn’t have a word with my sons…they are quite aware that women dress to show us their “assets- bum, breasts, and thighs. Why should they not enjoy the flirtations? However, it is porn, plain and simple, for them…with enjoyment received…

        I would teach them that a woman that they want in their life, will have self-respect, which the duchess, in her desire to titillate her husband (and us), does not have. The whole word looks at her cookies…that is not a respectable woman…nor may I consider that a woman I wish for my sons to embrace. I wish them their privacy, in loving, and a woman who has the esteem to keep such power private; perhaps sacred; and in a personal relationship..

      • Crowdhood says:

        Why would your sons be looking at every curve of your body?

      • meh says:

        Aww are your poor sons are being corrupted by the immoral loose women who wear tight pants? GMAFB

  3. Mikasa says:

    She looks so much happier at sports events than at other ones.

    • Chaine says:

      Just what I was going to say! Her smile looks genuine for a change.

    • Adele Dazeem says:

      Just what I was going to say. She needs to find a way to find this level of happiness in her work all the time. Amazing what a difference it makes in her face.

    • dodgy says:

      This! I always thought she missed a trick by not advocating sport for women in the UK. Like, taking on the woman’s football game in this country (England for starters) and giving it a well shot in the arm exposure wise. Or just women’s sport in general. She seems to be sporty woman, and nowt wrong with that. She could then tie it to mental health and well being.

      • Where'sMyTiara says:

        That would require her thinking though. She’s too busy being cared for to engage in something as tiring as thinking.

    • bitchy says:

      Let’s just wait and see for how long her happyness lasts this time.

      Btw. Diana was happy too, at times, although her marriage to Charles was on the rocks already. There were lovers who took care of Diana, though.

    • LucyHoneychurch says:

      She obviously likes sporty events but I think it’s also partly related to the fact that William and Harry are with her. She always seems happier when Harry is around. I think he must make her laugh and feel more comfortable.

  4. Soothie says:

    Lol love referencing mustique when she hasn’t been in years. Keep up that lame old criticism, might be right eventually :) :) :)

    Is there a rule against exercising with jewellery on? Genuinely curious? Serene Williams wears lots of jewellery to play. Haven’t seen any criticism of that….

    • Melly says:

      Most people don’t wear large rings while running. But to each their own. Personally, i find the skinny jeans more cray than the jewelry.

      • manda says:

        I was thinking that possibly the skinnies were more appropriate than leggings? I really don’t know what the rules are for what they can wear, but leggings seem inappropriate since people bitch about regular people wearing them, and sweatpants just aren’t very cute (unless it’s that style where they are tighter, I think they’re called trackies? I don’t know…), so skinny jeans that are probably not 100% denim seem like the best alternative to me

      • dodgy says:

        Kate could have just worn ordinary jogging bottoms (not the soft cotton ones but some running ones). I run with my rings on, but not my glasses!

      • wolfpup says:

        Kate offers nothing in terms of human goodness. She is a liar, manipulator and thief.

    • justsaying says:

      You’re on the wrong website if you think the people here praise Miss Dolittle for being lazy, work-shy and spoiled.

    • Deedee says:

      The Cambridges were photographed in Mustique in February 2015. If you consider that “years ago.” Her first official appearance of 2016 was February 7, so not like she needed a vacation.

      • Nic919 says:

        Last year they did a ski vacation instead of Mustique. And a vacation in France. To rest from Kate’s 63 days of work.

    • bitchy says:

      Mustique or elsewhere. They are the Dolittlest couple of multiple holidays a year.

    • Llamas says:

      Mustique doesn’t allow cameras anywhere near the island so a lot of their vacations go unreported. Except for that one time when she and her family brought George and called the paps to shove it in Williams face.

  5. amy says:

    I doubt that they celebrate Valentine’s Day anyway…

  6. Melly says:

    I think it’s impressive how she can smile so nicely while running. I’ve never seen anyone so happy to be sprinting.
    The jacket is cute, but seems a little off for the event. Skinny jeans? SKINNY JEAN WHILE RUNNING? Girl, ya brain broke.

    • Amelia says:

      We had a deluge of these pictures come in at work yesterday, I swear, every ten frames she was hiking her jeans up over her butt or adjusting something. She looked like a fidgety teenager.


      • manda says:

        She needs a belt, maybe?

        Also, she’s incredibly insecure, and would fidget with something regardless

    • Lex says:

      Harry’s jacket is practically the same

      • Ani says:

        And he was also wearing jeans; as was Will

      • Amelia says:

        I think William was wearing chinos, but personally, my problem isn’t necessarily with wearing casual clothes. I think that’s completely fine, especially for an event like this. I’d personally like to see more smart/casual wear.
        The difference between them was the fact that their jeans/trousers actually fit them well and didn’t need constantly readjusting/pulling out of their butt. (I was pulling my hair out by the end of the day – how does a 35(?) year old not anticipate wedgies/general discomfort from skin tight skinny jeans whilst doing sports in them?)

      • bitchy says:

        Kate doesn’t have a proper grip on her wardrobe.
        Skinnies for sports???? Well, maybe. But not wearing a belt while her pants keep going south? Nope.

    • Citresse says:

      I thought they were pure Lycra running pants. Jean or denim is a bit heavy for such activity, that is pure ewww but then Will wore a sweater to run.

    • Shirleygail says:

      She was sprinting a short way. This was not a full on track run. C’mon folks! If she’d worn what everyone else was wearing, how could she possibly be spotted by the photographers? Hence the bold red jacket. At least she got the shoes right, so credit where credit is due.
      IT WAS A SHORT SPRINT, not a run…….

  7. Imqrious2 says:

    I read there was no Mustique for them this year. MIchael and Ma went alone.

    I wouldn’t doubt though, with the run up to the wedding there will be time for a short getaway to TR™James’ hotel in the Caribbean, perhaps in the guise of a Hen’s Party?

  8. alfaQ says:

    I see more and more Rexit comments on the Internet and that the monarchy is done after the Queen is gone.

    • Tina says:

      I’m convinced that one of the reasons that May is rushing through the Trump state visit is because everyone is nervous about how Charles is going to deal with these things. Once he’s king, he can’t just refuse to attend state dinners with China, for example.

      • bitchy says:

        He will try to skip meetings with people he despises once he becomes king, I bet. And then the courtiers and politicians will look at the Royal Family and wonder whom they can trust to diplomatically woe Britain’s allies in military or economic matters. Then they look at the witless whiney then-heir to the throne (William) and his dolittle fashion barbie wife (Kate) who likes to flash her biscuit.
        Oh dear.

      • Tina says:

        @bitchy, exactly. We underestimate how difficult it is to do what the Queen does, so seemingly effortlessly.

    • dodgy says:

      I see more and more Rexit comments on the Internet and that the monarchy is done after the Queen is gone.

      Same. Saaame.

  9. Millennial says:

    Hmmm you make a good point about Heads Together… is it like United Way in that you give your money to them and then they dole it out to charities in need? I’ve always had a problem with the middleman taking a cut (however small). But then again, I think United Way gives to smaller, local charities that may not have their marketing and clout. I do side eye it, but I can see both sides.

    • Dippit says:

      Sometimes, as well as the advantages of greater promotion (therefore more donations), umbrella third sector organisations develop infrastructures which benefit smaller charities that don’t have the means to employ full-time staff on areas such as training and development and instituting partnership working with public sector/LAs etc. They can provide legal support and additional resources not just act as middleman for the redistribution of funds. A kind of hub approach for smaller charities to tap into. It can be useful.

    • bitchy says:

      Careful with charities, especially in Britain. There are charities who “employ” directors who earn a healthy 6-figure annual income and that does nearly exhaust their budget. The one I am referring to does employ a former high-ranking civil servant. Nevertheless they still get some money from the government to do advertising and that is how he gets his six-figure wage.

      It is disgusting. He earns more than a school teacher and nobody knows how much “work” he actually does.

      • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

        I refuse to give to the big charities as only about 25p from every £1 goes to the actual cause – tax breaks in this country (am in the UK) make it very lucrative and an easy vehicle to defraud (see recent controversy over the Kids Company charity last year).

        Senior staff easily get paid 3 figures while the ground level staff get peanuts. I’m a freelancer and once interviewed at a large well known charity where the rate was the same as I would get in the financial sector. I once dated a guy who worked in the finance dept for another large charity – he opened my eyes as to how they work. The big charities are run like corporations, to make a profit that goes into ‘bonuses’ for the directors/senior managers. He also said the financial waste was heartbreaking.

    • Luna says:

      United Way did (does?) provide a list of the local charities to which they dole out money. I remember finding several organizations that accepted children whose parents I knew. And those parents made a lot of money. (Maybe the organizations had a sliding scale that benefited poor children.) But that turned me off the “middle-men” charities.

      • Mary mary says:

        I use Charity Navigator an independent (non-profit) ranking of charities in the US. They rank charities on transparency, breakdown: accountability, transparency with rankings on program expenses, advertising expenses, fundraising expenses,and fundraising efficiency, that is just one category. There is a performance metrics on conflict of interest, donor privacy policy, etc. This website also provides on the same page as the individual charity contribution breakdown (visual chart) that shows the contributions of donations vs government grants, other charts to see the breakdown of expenses for program costs, administrative costs, fundraising costs and the chart of revenue/expenses trend.

        Also, it shows the actual dollar amount of compensation of its leaders and there is also a ranking. Some United Way branches have a ranking of 4 star and some 3 star etc. so you get a picture of the charity that you may choose to donate or decide not to based on preferences.


      • Shirleygail says:

        our SPCA (BC SPCA) has A++ rating, indicating that very few donations are used for administration. Our SPCA is 100% donor supported. They are the BEST charity I know of. For people, I give through my church, because we have some good local programs to take care of our own, and I give $6.00 gift cards to Tim Hortons instead of money to those on our streets. . For international, I support a couple of Dalit kids in India. For disease, I support Juvenile Diabetes Association and Cancer, as people I love have been affected by both. I don’t earn a lot of money, so have to be sure my donated dollars do as much work as they can!

  10. Mrs.Curious says:

    She’s looking pretty pale etc. lately.

    • Emily says:

      And is it just me or is her face looking kind of puffy? I’ve been bump watching her for the past month or two though, and she hasn’t been gaining any weight so I’m not sure what the deal is.

  11. Ever bloom says:

    Her latest speech about mental health was all about her luckiness, also her mother apparently taught her “kindness”…( gosh, how interesting), “honesty” … ditching Paralympics for naked sunbathing, “respect” ( Snubbing irish guards) etc .Right. Her ignorance about the subject which she is supposedly keen about, shows through. Waste of opportunities, this one.

  12. Citresse says:

    DM posted a photo of Kate lifting up her jacket to reveal her entire butt in all its tight, skinny pant (non) glory.

  13. Locke Lamora says:

    Kate actually looks okay, William and Harry look overdressed. I can symphatize with the hair thing, I hate hate hate wearing my hair up. Besides, loose hair makes her look less harsh. Turtlenecks don’t look good on anyone though.

  14. Lainey says:

    Will, Kate and Harry have just created some weird, extra bureaucracy for much-needed charitable giving?- pretty much yeah. Its like Wills foundation for protecting animals or whatever its about.(whens the last time he did anything for that?) It doesnt actually do anything. All the charities under it do but Heads Together doesnt do anything except give the royals good pr.

  15. carolind says:

    As someone else mentioned, Harry’s jacket practically the same as Kate’s. The jeans were fine. Everyone in the UK wearing skinny jeans at moment. Probably most popular style of dress. They were not pretending they were serious athletes. It was a fun thing for them. They would have looked ridiculous togged up like “proper” athletes. They are not and it was a tiny distance. Watch too the body language between Kate and William. That is not put on. A couple very much in love. One last thing, there is a group photo which includes Kate and Paula Radcliffe. I think Kate appears marginally taller. To check Kate’s real height, you should check out Paula’s.

  16. Honey says:

    As I scrolled through the pictures I noted that Kate’s skinny jeans even look too big for her.

    I dislike what seems to be William’s character; however, I always zoom in on the protuberance that sits below his waistband. It’s always out front and center.

    All shallow. I know.

    • bitchy says:

      Waity Katie has finally seen the light and decided to buy a size of skinny jeans that
      a) doesn’t look like spray-on
      b) doesn’t show the outline of her vagina

  17. Eleonort says:

    I hate to defend her, but William and Harry were dressed exaclty like her: no one of them was appropriate for a run.

    • bitchy says:

      Kate does wear running shoes (track shoes). so she expected to do some running.

      There are elegant gym pants that look like jazz pants with an all-straight leg. but I suppose that is just too un-skinny for Kate.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I didn’t notice William or Harry wearing painted on skinny jeans. Casual trousers yes, skinny jeans no.

  18. TeamAwesome says:

    If you haven’t watched the video of the “sprint”, just want to point out that, as in most things in life, Wills tried to beat Harry, yet Harry made winning look easy.

  19. PettyRiperton says:

    I see nothing wrong with skinny jeans it’s not 1800s future queen or not. The jewelry didn’t bother me either.

  20. Citresse says:

    Also- in the past, people were commenting about Kate’s long torso and short legs. I never really saw it before until these set of photos. She really does look short- legged.
    That must be why she likes the wedges – it draws the eyes away from her short legs.

  21. Cerys says:

    For once, I actually thought Kate looked good yesterday. Although I detest her skinny jeggings I felt they were appropriate for yesterday’s event, except for having to be pulled up regularly, and I liked her red jacket. She suits the colour.
    I agree with others who said she looked as if she was enjoying herself and that her smiles were genuine. It’s a pity she can’t bring that level of enthusiasm to her other engagements.

    • HappyMom says:

      I thought the same. And they weren’t running a marathon-it’s like a 1 minute sprint. What they were wearing was fine. It’s interesting how much more into each other they are at these sporting events too.

  22. Lucy says:

    I like the jacket, and she looks cute while running.

  23. Kori says:

    The full video was actually really cute. I do think william and Harry have a close bond and william is always more relaxed and appealing when harry is around. I thought the video was really appealing and they looked like they were having fun–relaxed and not fake happy to be here. And pants or not, they had some good speed on them. :)

  24. KBeth says:

    They don’t look like jeans, they look like lycra running pants.
    I think she looks cute and appropriate for the event.

  25. A says:

    Is it wrong that I’m not fussed at all? It’s clear that they aren’t here to run with the other marathoners practicing that day as much as they were there as the patrons of Heads Together. Whatever she wore sufficed for that. And it doesn’t seem to me like either William or Harry really kitted out to run anyway (we’ve all seen what Harry wears when jogging).

    She’s doing okay, for the first time ever in her life. I know the jokes about her running off on vacay will never get old but, we’ve been making them since the start of January and nothing seems to have come about. In fact, they’ve been working fairly steadily, by their standards anyway. Which, lets be real, isn’t all that much, but….it’s something for them.

  26. PHAKSI says:

    She should just never ever wear skinny jeans. They arent appropriate for official events like this, and even if she wears them in her free time they are way too tight. We dont need to see her pancake ass

  27. iralagi says:

    Melania Trump dress better than The Duchess. Seriously, she needs a stylist!

  28. L84Tea says:

    Harry is wearing the same kind of jacket. Why is Kate the only one being called out for it?

  29. perplexed says:

    She looks weird to me in skinny jeans. I have no idea why.

  30. Justmeonlyme says:

    She looks fine, dressed like William and Harry, nothing wrong with her clothes here. She always looks extra-smiley when Harry is around, like she LOVES being the 3 of them and LOVES being the only girl. I can’t help but wonder how she would share the spotlight with Harry’s significant other – would she dress better (Meghan Markle has great shoe game and lovely clothes), will she suddenly start working LOTS more, will she become super-smiley and VERY friendly to remain #1 status and not be compared to another, new gal in the family? I LOVE that Meghan may keep her on her toes, Kate’s been playing it safe in her Royal role since the beginning, a little competition can perhaps help her step it up!

    • L84Tea says:

      I can’t help but laugh a little Meghan ends up marrying Harry, only because my name is Kate and my twin sister’s name is Meghan. Even spelled the same way.

  31. Mildred Fierce says:

    The skinny jeans are ridiculous, but I do think our Duchess deserves some style points for showing off Big Blue while running.

  32. Starlight says:

    Sticky Plaster on left hand