Duchess Kate wore a floral Erdem to visit a former WWII concentration camp

Kate Middleton and Prince William attend an event in Poland

Earlier today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a trip to a former WWII concentration camp. This is Day 2 of their Polish trip, and this stop was on their itinerary beforehand. I’m pointing that out – that Kate knew she would be visiting a concentration camp for a few months now – because Kate and her half-assed team of stylists and handlers have been known to plan out Kate’s outfits well in advance. For the India trip, her people did advance work in India so they could figure out which colors she would wear to either stand out or blend in. I’ve never thought Kate’s people know what the hell they’re doing though – she wears all-black to meet with children, then she wears hot pink to visit the 9/11 Memorial in New York.

So, Kate is being criticized today for choosing this floral Erdem two-piece ensemble for a visit to Stutthof, a former concentration camp. In her defense, at least it wasn’t hot pink? But yeah… it’s not great. The Queen Mum used to wear softer, lighter colors during WWII because she wanted to bring some lightness to people who were being bombed on a daily basis. Her colorful frocks were part of the resistance, basically. But this feels different. There are occasions when it does not matter what you’re wearing, and that’s when you’re visiting the 9/11 memorial or any kind of Holocaust museum or former concentration camp. Kate could have gone with a simple black suit, or perhaps a black or grey coatdress. Instead, she went with floral Erdem. It feels like she doesn’t get it. Or are the Katie Keen critics being too harsh? I don’t know. It just feels like this wasn’t the moment for a girlish, floral dress. If you’re going to engage in sartorial diplomacy, get your sh-t together and really do it right.

Kate Middleton and Prince William attend an event in Poland

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  1. Alleycat says:

    I guess I’m not understanding why this is inappropriate. I’ve visited concentration camps before and people wore all different types of clothing. It’s not what you look like, but how you conduct yourself. When I went to one, kids were playing tag on the grounds, and I find that way more offensive than this. This couple has plenty of faults, but I don’t think this event was one of them (unless of course they acted inappropriately).

    • Megan says:

      I think her outfit is fine. She is going to an historic site, not a funeral.

      • GiBee says:

        Jean cutoffs and a shirt showing underboob would have been inappropriate. This is not.
        The shoes… don’t love, would have gone with a close-toed pump.

      • Clare says:

        No – the concentration camp is not a straight forward ‘historic site’ or ‘tourist attraction’ it is a place where scores of people were brutally tortured and murdered. She is not there as a tourist, she is there in an official capacity. Wearing a flowery dress is utterly tone deaf and bizarre – which is normal for this clueless woman.

      • RoyalSparkle says:

        Very inappropriate dress for such very somber visit.

        If waity had prepate/appreciate and care outside of her small selfish entitled middleton world – preparation before arrival, she would have been more mature, as a royalmember/representative to such horror.

      • cindyp says:

        She is there on an official visit, not as a tourist. People were slaughtered there; this dress is beyond inappropriate. She’s not at a garden party. She doesn’t have the maturity or instincts to understand that. She didn’t have to necessarily wear black but a nice suit in a muted color with pumps & her hair up would be appropriate. So disrespectful

      • minx says:

        It’s not like she doesn’t own countless solid colored plain outfits and nude pumps. This would have been the perfect occasion for them.

      • India Andrews says:

        I’m reminded of Kate wearing bright pink at the 9-11 memorial and black to see children in New York. She is tone deaf.

      • Shannon says:

        Yeah. I don’t get the hate on her. The outfit seems just fine; I’ve never visited, but a large group of my family members did and in the pictures they’re just wearing regular tourist clothes. Seems fine to me. It’s not a funeral. Yes, it’s a somber place so maybe a shirt with a big smiley face on it would, yeah, be awkward. But just a nice dress? Seems respectful and appropriate.

      • hmmm says:

        The ignorance and lack of occasion leaves me gobsmacked.

    • Nic919 says:

      She is doing it in an official capacity though. She is not a random tourist and has access to more fashion than the average person. Even wearing what she did on arrival yesterday would have been appropriate. She has the clothing, she is just too dumb to get it.

      • Becks says:

        Exactly Nic919. She’s not just a tourist. She’s representing England and the Queen.

        I am not saying she should have worn all black, but she didn’t have to wear a bright floral dress either. There’s a middle ground.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Maxima wore a subdued gray coat. That was suitable. Brand new and floral, making it again about her wardrobe? Wrong again, Kate.

        It is like the zigzag stripe coat she wore to another commemoration visit. The men were all in black suits. She has many black coats and could have worn one of them. Instead she wore a brand new coat, that while it was gray, it was an attention-grabbing pattern that made her “pop” against the black suits. Deliberately.

      • Sarah says:

        I wonder also about the two pieces – like if she stretched or reached, would her stomach skin show?
        It is better than the hot pink to the 9/11 memorial. The clutch strikes me as odd, also, although no big deal. Just odd.

      • ABC says:

        As an aside, don’t RF family members always travel with black mourning clothes in case of a sudden death? I think I read that somewhere. If so there is no excuses for not having somber clothes available. And she could have easily changed – just stop off at a restroom somewhere, it’s not difficult!

      • Annetommy says:

        I think she represents the UK Becks, which is not just England. This dress isn’t as bad as Ivanka Trump’s dress worn for the Warsaw Ghetto memorial, but it’s not great.

      • RoyalSparkle says:


    • Honeybadger says:

      I wholeheartedly agree. She looks appropriate — not garish in either color or pattern. She’s appropriately demur in conduct (at least by the photos). Give her a break.

      • Scal says:

        I thought the dark flowers was actually a smart move. Not garish or girly or a ‘tea’ dress the way I see it. Maybe a darker pump would have been better.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        I totally agree with you. I’m Jewish and my husband’s mother is a Holocaust survivor. But I see nothing wrong with what Kate wore. The flowers were dark-it wasn’t a bright or garish dress at all. The neckline was high, the sleeves were an appropriate length and the skirt was midi-length. She looks completely fine.

      • hmmm says:

        I’m Jewish too, and I have no words for her lack of empathy and ignorance for such a grave occasion.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Well by that logic she could wear shorts and Birkenstocks to anything. Because I’ve seen tourists wear the most hideous but comfy clothes everywhere I’ve been. She represents the UK. In a place where over 80,000 people were killed. I’ve only been to one former camp and nobody cared that I was there but hell if I was going to wear something schlubby etc. Let’s leave the florals and strappy sandals in the suitcase.

      • cindyp says:

        She’s not a tourist.

      • RoyalSparkle says:

        Not A TOURIST. she is a representative of the people of THE UK GOV and the Highest THE QUEEN BRF.A SHE Shoukd been in Pofessional mourning attire! SHE IS SUPPOSE TO BE ‘ WORKING’ – NOT ON A VACATION TOUR.

      • RoyalSparkle says:

        Not A TOURIST. she is a representative of the people of THE UK GOV and the Highest THE QUEEN BRF. SHE Should have been in Pofessional mourning attire! SHE IS SUPPOSE TO BE ‘ WORKING’ – NOT ON A VACATION TOUR.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        RoyalSparkle, I’m not sure why you’re going at this all caps-y but … we agree. Read my comment?

    • Sam Louise says:

      She’s representing Britain. A floral “tea dress” is insensitive to families of victims, and to the whole topic of genocide. How does she not know this?
      I think Kate’s travel/meeting wardrobe should be checked by the Queen beforehand. No more biscuit flashing, hot pink, nipple darts, or thoughtless choices.

      • Too Curious says:

        Agreed. My grandfather was in a concentration camp. Yes, perhaps I am biased, but in her official role, she should wear something more appropriate. A floral cheery dress to a concentration camp? Tone deaf and offensive is all I can say.

      • msw says:

        My husband’s grandparents were also in a concentration camp and he couldn’t give a toss about this.

        This dress is anything but cheery to me; it’s dreadful, but it’s dreadful without the context of where she is wearing it.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I am Jewish and I am offended. If she wasn’t there as a representative of her country then I wouldn’t be. Official visits should not be controversial due to stupid wardrobe choices. I wouldn’t wear her dress to the 911 memorial. I wouldn’t wear it anywhere that was associated with tragedy. This shouldn’t even be an issue. She wants so desperately to ape Diana but I am confidant she wouldn’t have been so ignorant.

      • Fleur says:

        I thought it was a very poor choice. I think she should have chosen for this event the way one would dress for a funeral. I would’ve advised/worn pants, hair up, ballet flats. It’s not the occasion to show off your legs and your hair—probably I’d have advised a fine, black (French or Italian) tailored trouser, a white silk blouse, and ballet flats. Also, I would’ve said wear your hair in a braid or else in an up do. I don’t get it either. I’m not the diplomatic representative for anything about anything (other than I consider myself representative of my religion), but i have trouble thinking that swing-y floral dress was a good call.

        I feel like I don’t think Kate merits the vitriol she gets here, but if one thing frustrates me about her, it’s that she stubbornly adheres to her high pumps ,curls, and dresses, no matter the occasion. One doesn’t have to be dressed like a barbie doll all the time. Pants and flats can be very elegant, and it feels..unfeminist for her to always show up at these events in a dress, as if that’s the only thing a woman wears.

      • Lorelai says:

        I am not Jewish, but am totally offended by her cluelessness- and that of her team.

        I was shocked when I first saw the photos this morning; how ANYONE could think a cheery, floral dress is appropriate to wear to a concentration camp is incomprehensible.

        Maybe it doesn’t matter what Jane Doe wears to such a place, but Kate is an ambassador or the U.K., representing the Queen, and she knows photos of her will immediately be blasted all over the world. This was so inappropriate, from head to toe. (Sandals? Really?)

        She looks like she’s going to a garden party at Buckingham Palace, not a concentration camp FFS.

    • Karen says:

      Back in the day, we did a school trip DC. Day 1 had a mandatory dress code because we were visiting Arlington Cemetery. So we spent 5 hours on a bus in uncomfortable clothes. But it was the right thing to do.

      Yes she’s not wearing jeans, but seeing happy florals next to such a sad settings is a jarring image. And this tour, like others, is all about the photos that get put in the press next to the headlines. Even putting a dark blazer over this outfit and removing for the next event would made a world of difference.

    • lobbit says:


      • RoyalSparkle says:

        That top was this close to flashing jad she date lift her hand, bend – lean over to wipe carol whiny lazy I am a prince cjeek – yuk!

    • Tessy says:

      The top of that with a simple black skirt would have been fine. This is a tad too flowery for the occasion imho.

    • Julianne says:

      Yeah maybe it’s my monitor but this doesn’t look like a “bright floral print” to me at all. It’s a very somber print and reminds me of my grandmothers couch. Meh I don’t have a problem with it jeez.

    • CeeCee says:

      It’s not a tea party. A suit in a somber color would have been much more appropriate and respectful.

  2. JaneDoesWork says:

    I’m actually more disturbed by how happy and smiley she looks. At the Wimbledon champions dinner/gala she looked grouchy as hell. Like she was NOT happy about having to be there. But, when she’s at a concentration camp she’s smiling? This job is not difficult, but you have be very self aware… she clearly isn’t.

    • Lwithearts says:

      It’s f–ed up right?

    • minx says:

      I thought the same.

    • Nyawira says:

      Not everyone can fake happiness through when they are feeling off and vice versa. That’s why we can’t all work customer facing jobs. It’s even worse for her because this is now a lifelong task. I’m glad you could do it but I certainly couldn’t. Maybe her personality leans closer to mine than yours.

      • CN says:

        That’s hilarious. If this was a funeral and she was in a good mood, would it be appropriate for her to smile her way through it? Also, she signed up for this job, it wasn’t forced on her.

      • JaneDoesWork says:

        CN said exactly what I was thinking. No one forced this job upon her, she chose this life. It’s not my fault she sucks at her job.

      • RoyalSparkle says:

        +1000 CN

    • Imqrious2 says:

      In the pics I saw, they were both smiling a bit leaving the hotel/residence where they set out from. I do think she could’ve dressed a bit more somberly, and if there was a time for court shoes over sandals, this was it.

      But as the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, I don’t take offense. At the camps, they both looked properly solemn, and seemed affected by what they saw.

    • Adele Dazeem says:

      I went to the DM site and there are pics of her there where she is teary and somber. Some of these CB pics are after when she’s trying to pull it back together or before when she’s just arriving.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        Or when she’s talking to people. Dear god-I’m the first person to criticize her crappy style and poor work ethic-but you guys are so f’ing nit picky.

      • minx says:

        Okay, that makes more sense.

    • SoulSPA says:


    • Scal says:

      The smiling pictures are them leaving the hotel in the morning. NOT at the concentration camp. Those are all very somber and serious.

      • RoyalSparkle says:

        Its the same effect -opticd on the global stage! they knew in advance the event they were to attend or did they learn of this in the car as poor jsson believe the entitled set would have bail out….

    • HeatherAnn says:

      I thought EXACTLY the same thing. When I visited Auschwitz, I was devastated for days, if not weeks. There is no way I would have been wearing a smirk or any type of a smile on the day I visited. I remember tears pouring down my face, and I am not in any way personally connected to the Holocaust. I just can’t relate to the way her face looks in these pictures at all unless it was before she went.

      • RoyalSparkle says:

        US 9/11 is nowhete close in #s loss much less the manner and we contiue to mourn years later.

    • Zondie says:

      I thought the same thing regarding her expression. Why is she smiling? When you go to a funeral you don’t smile. How does she not know this stuff??

    • CynicalAnn says:

      She was somber and wiping tears off her face.

    • Sarah says:

      Right? She has a half smile or smirk as she is coming out of what looks like a barracks.
      Good Lord, Britian, if you are depending on this nitwit to be your Brexit ambassador, you are as in as much trouble as we are with the Idiot Ivanka, who also wore something inapproproate to a concentration camp.
      It’s ALL about them and how they look.
      Appropriate clothes: dress or coatdress since she loves them, dark blue or grey, no jewelry, dark shoes. Hair back so no playing with hair. Very neutral make-up. And make sure you don’t have a smiley face coming put of a concentration camp barracks.
      Is that too much to ask for an “ambassador”?

  3. Idky says:

    The outfit of choice could’ve been more subdued for the occasion. That said, I love this dress on her. Would’ve worked for Wimbledon.

    • vava says:

      I dislike the fabric and especially how that blob of flowers is on her chest area. Erdem should be able to come up with something better, I would think. I do like the general concept of the skirt and top, I just don’t like the particular print.

  4. rachel says:

    Yes. This does not seems appropriate.

  5. Becks says:

    I thought this was an odd choice as well. I also don’t like that its two pieces. I think if it was a dress it may have been better? With the “crop top” it makes it look less dressy.

    When I was reading her itinerary for today I actually thought “it may be a good day for her to wear trousers again” since after this they’re going to a street party and then a Shakespearean theater. A nice slim pair of pants with a jacket (that she could have removed later in the day) would have worked well. Instead it seems like she dressed for the later events (this dress seems a little dressy for a street party/festival, but the floral design would not be inappropriate) and is just wearing that dress to the concentration camp, when she should have dressed for the concentration first and then figured out the other events from there.

    • JustBitchy says:

      This outfit aside from being a crop top inappropriate special makes her legs look short and stumpy. Not good

  6. LadyT says:

    That elbow sleeve length is unattractive and uncomfortable on everyone. I don’t know why it even exists.

    • justme says:

      Upper arms when you are past 50. Not a problem for Kate, but a lot of us older ladies like the elbow sleeves.

      • LadyT says:

        I wasn’t suggesting sleeveless. I’m over 50 also. Lord no! I just think 2 inches shorter at T-shirt length or 2 inches longer for 3/4 length is better. Cut right at the elbow is wrinkley, uncomfortable and unflattering.

      • JustBitchy says:

        Her uppers never fit well because she buys size or 2 too small to fit the tiny waist.

    • Mathilde says:

      I’ve always liked that length for summer, young or old. You’re covered up but it’s not too hot. Perfect for work!

    • Sharon Lea says:

      I like an elbow or 3/4 length sleeve because with air conditioning, it is the back of the arm that gets cold.

    • Lightpurple says:

      I love elbow length sleeves. Great for showing off a beautiful bracelet.

    • Nic919 says:

      she looks better with cap sleeves or full length sleeves. The outfits that have 3/4 or half sleeves make her arms look freakishly long and her hands even larger. You’d think a stylist would have told her this by now. The whole outfit is more tea party than visiting a concentration camp as representative of the UK though.

  7. Lwithearts says:

    Also her lack of emotion in the face is striking. Is she thinking more about how she will look in pictures here? Its quite a pretty outfit (amazingly) but it and her attitude give off a light hearted manner.
    I think it really misses the mark and it really inappropriate. But her smiley face …oh haha just had a hilarious time at the holocaust museum?? Bad.

    • themummy says:

      The photos of her smiling were when she was leaving her hotel for the outing, not when she was there. There are photos of her during the event where she was very somber looking and even teary-eyed. Her conduct during the even was fine and appropriate. I’m all for picking on Kate, but not here. She did fine with her conduct here. Context is important.

  8. frisbee says:

    In the context of an international diplomatic mission – which is what this is supposed to be – it just seems to me it would have been more respectful to wear something dark/black and have a rather more somber approach to the whole thing. Auschwitz is really not the place to play the ‘girly princess’ card, she’s so tone deaf to the various events she attends it’s embarrassing.

    • Nem says:

      She never learns or does it the hard way…
      When i see the time she took to master the demure with hems for her skirts and dresses, (with scandalous photos comparing her bottom to the Kardashians ‘ as a wake-up call)
      I fear to know what she will need to respect no floral or vivid colors to memorials.
      I really don’t understand why the Queen lets her have her disrespectful ways in public duties for that long.

    • xo says:

      My impression of Kate is that she sees herself primarily as a celebrity. She won’t be effective in her role until she gets over that.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      it’s more of an international undiplomatic mission!

  9. Tyrant Destroyed says:

    She looks like a tourist taking selfies at memorials and I am not only talking about the outfit but her general happy-curious expressions. What in the world is this woman thinking? She is totally self-absorbed and its a shame she is a government’s representative.

  10. littlemissnaughty says:

    I don’t know if it’s super inappropriate color-wise but it feels too summery, too cheery altogether. And I love that she’s trying to mix up her shoe game but sexy sandals? Girl, if there was ever a time for nude heels. There’s a simple solution. Frickin’ google royals/politicians visiting Holocaust memorials and concentration camps. A color scheme will emerge. It is not flowers.

    • Llamas says:

      Yeah I just googled it and the only person not wearing black or other very dark colors is the Pope who is in his Pope dress.

      At least the flowers are darker in color though it reminds me of 80’s floral chairs and curtains. I don’t think I have EVER liked anything by erdem. I think it’s an atrocious brand. Jmo.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      Yeah, the shoes are definitely off here. ITA, this would have been a good time for one of her many pairs of nude pumps.

    • Anitas says:

      Totally agree. The shoes are way more inappropriate than the dress. The dress is OK, muted enough in a grandma’s wallpaper style – although I’m with Llamas, Erdem is an awful brand.

  11. lightpurple says:

    I like the dress, and I don’t usually like Erdem, but it wasn’t appropriate for an official visit to a concentration camp. But at least it had sleeves and wasn’t low-cut like that thing Princess Nagini wore to the Warsaw ghetto memorial.

  12. mogul says:

    Get her a job at vogue us, stat! Not knowing how and where you apply trends, she known for it. She could of worn a printed skirt with a dark colored blouse. Pure basic.

  13. Louise says:

    How can someone be this clueless? That is a serious question.

    There is not one outfit that she ever wears where I think “gosh I would love to have that”.

    Imagine if she mixed it up, straightened her hair, got styling advice, better makeup. She has zero charisma and sex appeal even to other women.

  14. I, pet goat, 2 says:

    I’m german, I think this is highly disrespectful. I’d be ashamed to be honest
    ETA: and I was just thinking someone was able to talk some sense into her when it comes to how she presents herself, judging from the pictures in the first post today – but it really is one step forwards, two steps back with this person

    • SoulSPA says:

      No one can talk her into doing things right. She’s too immature and unprepared for life. She’s lived all her life under someone’s directions – mother and now husband. She’s been with Wills since 1st or 2nd year at uni, never held a proper job, not earned a dime in her name to speak of, never had a chance to develop her personality, gain skills, nothing other than being at Wills beck and call. While she’s never ever had to care for housing, paying bills, putting food on the table, buying clothes and other stuff, paying for luxurious holidays or a book and so on. Care to pay for medical assistance or anything. She’s a very bad example for women out there. Very bad.

      • Idky says:

        Agree with you completely. I would not want my daughter to grow up to be like that.

      • RoyalSparkle says:


        GOD im scared for the UK the world with ‘i am prince whiny secret Line.

  15. Maria says:

    Love the dress but I find it inappropriate for the occasion. A plain dark or subdued lighter colour would have been ok. Do the flowers have some kind of symbolic meaning, you know, flowers at funerals etc. I don’t really know. God only knows what she said to those survivors.
    Some reports describe her as being somber, she smiled a lot, didn’t look that somber.

    • Citresse says:

      The dress was inappropriate and the shoes, even worse. You don’t expose your feet out of respect. Middleton may have married up but deep down she’ll always be low class. And why would anyone question it now, when after six years she keeps proving it.

  16. Nilo says:

    It’s too flowery imho. It’s not a happy place, so flowers are off limits. Something in navy blue or beige would have been fine, simply cut and to the point, without ruffles or lace. And simple shoes.

  17. Anare says:

    Fug outfit. Sleeve length is odd, print is ugly, don’t like large rose spray on the chest, skirt is too full and kind of stiff looking and the length is awkward. It ends up looking matronly garden party attire. She should have stayed with a solid color and something more work appropriate less festive.

    I visited Dachau many years ago. I recall it was very quiet and reverential. Very important to visit these places to bear witness to the atrocities that happened there and to pay respect to the millions who lost their lives. Didn’t find much to smile about.

  18. vava says:

    She’s representing her country on an official visit to a former concentration camp and wears THIS??????????? Unreal. She should have worn one of her dove grey or pale blue outfits. Light color for summer, and yet could be styled nicely to at least appear to be somber. I’m surprised she’s wearing sandals to this venue.

    Not a fan of Erdem. Look at that blob of roses front and center on the top. Looks terrible! The skirt is sorta nice, but I hate that top, and again – this ensemble is not appropriate for an official visit like this. She should have saved it for a garden party.

    • Em Gee says:

      THIS! Garden party, yes. Place where hundreds of thousands were killed, nyet!

    • Nic919 says:

      She has hundreds if not thousands of outfits that would have been more appropriate for this attendance. She just doesn’t get it. And her staff clearly don’t either.

  19. WhatAmIGonnaDoWithAGunRack says:

    I cringed just reading the headline.

  20. Fiorucci says:

    I usually like her erdem dresses but not this one. The flowers are somber and dark and look like wallpaper. I don’t think it is inappropriate. They aren’t bright cheerful flowers, and it doesn’t look like bright white.

    • hmmm says:

      I imagine her outfit talking: Yes, we are flowers, but we are sombre flowers. We hang our heads in sadness. Really. Not cheery. Never cheery. Look at our field- white, but not bright. Never bright! We would never, ever show up at a garden party. We love Ingmar Bergman.

  21. Squiggisbig says:

    Such an odd choice considering how frequently she wears navy. Perhaps she’s just trying to troll us.

  22. Fiorucci says:

    Maybe she’s smiling at someone who’s talking to her? Obviously she’s hopefully not just randomly smiling like that 😬

    • CynicalAnn says:

      She’s smiling when she meets people, and smiling when she was speaking to the older men who were Holocaust survivors (and they were smiling at her.) She looked somber everywhere else. I just looked through all the Daily Mail pictures. The criticism that she’s smiling through this visit is totally unfounded.

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  24. JC says:

    Tone deaf and inappropriate. She looks like she’s off to a tea party.
    Woe to the monarchy with these dopes in line to inherit the crown.

  25. Starryfish says:

    Not only is it inappropriate, it’s also really ugly.

  26. homeslice says:

    It’s a pretty look for once on her…but WOW holy inappropriate! And strappy sexy sandals to boot…these two are freakin’ clueless 🙁

  27. Lizabeth says:

    I don’t think comparing Kate to a tourist makes sense as she is not in Poland as a tourist. I think the outfit was not appropriate although it could have been worse as it was at the 9-11 memorial and when she had her Marilyn moment in India at the Gandhi memorial. (White was appropriate but it is well known that specific memorial area produces wind tunnel effects because of the configuration of nearby buildings, something her advance team neglected to find out or Kate chose to ignore.) I don’t think she had to wear black today but think a more subdued outfit would have been in order. Admittedly it is not a terribly garish floral but if commissioning a bespoke outfit (well, top is bespoke) why take any risk of offending? I think the skirt might have been ok with a dark tucked in top, belt, and closed-toe shoes but all over floral, sandals, and painted toenails? No. Just no. And after she spends so much time on juvenile overdone “theme dressing”? Boggles my mind. I guess she wanted to stand out from other black-clad attendees?

  28. Em Gee says:

    I think they both look inappropriately summery, like they’re dressed for a walkabout at a totally different event. I’m Jewish, and the idea of two “dignitaries” visiting a concentration came in Gdansk (well known for its controversy and horrors) dressed in this way is offensive. Who would walk around those grounds in strappy sandals???

    Average Joe and Mama Sixpack, they can wear stupid clothes and be clueless, but not them. Plus, in the navy suit, William looks like the head of his security (if those are his protection officers behind them) 🙂

    • magnoliarose says:

      I agree. Everyone is in trouble if that dolt is in charge of security.

    • Sarah says:

      I agree. I’m not Jewish, but have Jewish ancestors from Alsace, the area of Germany and France, and I find this inappropriate. Just be a bit more subdued, Kate!!! This is NOT rocket science! Sheesh!

  29. Jb says:

    Given who we are discussing it could have been worse. Yes, a simple darker colored coat/dress/matchy item makes more sense but on the upside the length was appropriate, the color wasn’t too bright and there were no jeggings in sight. One thing is abundantly clear – she has no stylist working with her that has any experience. Otherwise she’d never tell a designer to create a look like this. The flower spray front and center? Seriously….

  30. Clea says:

    She looks fine. Christ, Americans “elected”that racist sentient orange and we now all have to deal with his daily mess ups so if anyone from the U.S. is complaining anout her outfit maybe take a hard look at yourselves as you have no room to talk. Makes a dress not look so bad, huh?

    • Soothie says:

      Clea – exactly.

    • Deedee says:

      I didn’t vote for 45, so do I get to say that Kate the Clueless should’ve toned down her outfit for touring the site where thousands were brutally murdered?

    • notasugarhere says:

      The people of the UK didn’t get the chance to vote this useless duo in to office, nor will they be voted out any time soon. Enormous difference.

    • Tina says:

      One of these things is not like the other. I didn’t vote for Brexit, but whether I had or not would not dictate whether I get to have an opinion about this person who is representing our country abroad. I do. And my opinion is that this outfit is inappropriate for a visit to a concentration camp. Americans get to have an opinion about it too. The only qualification you need to have an opinion about this is to be a human being.

    • SoulSPA says:

      Kate Dolittle is not in an elected role. She’s the choice of wife of someone unelected too. Zero accountability. Total impunity.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Seriously. Nope it doesn’t make it ok. This is not about Tangerine. It is about a silly woman who visited a location in inappropriate clothes. People affected by the Holocaust live all over the world and she is representing her country.
      BTW I can have as many opinions about anything and anyone in this world. I don’t care if a person is from Bali and they have an opinion about anything or anyone in the US. You may not like the global world we live in but that is how it is now.

    • Sarah says:

      The more we learn, the more it looks like WE did NOT elect the Orange Traitor. His pal Putin had a hand in this.

  31. Tallia says:

    But the Duke looks like he has polka dots on his tie. Why is he not getting trolled? Could her dress have been more somber? Yes. But it isn’t a party dress and it is modest. If anything she is the victim of poor fashion choices per the norm.

  32. Disco Dancer says:

    I’ll say it: what an insensitive c you next Tuesday! For her this is a fashion parade:

    -Botox, check
    – New waves and sausage curls, check
    – new and expensive outfit, check
    – Nude shoes, check

    Let’s be grateful that his useless sack of shit hasn’t flashed anyone, thus far.

  33. Bobafelty says:

    Did the U.K. run out of fabric? Looks like she cut up a sofa to make that floral fug.

  34. Kaz says:

    The Duchess is in need of style help from someone who really knows her diplomatic game: a flowery summer dress suitable for Wimbledon when visiting a very sombre site. Really??? Just a plain coloured dress/coat thing would have been more suitable.

  35. BearcatLawyer says:

    I agree that this outfit was in poor taste for visiting a concentration camp. A dark coloured blazer and accessories would have helped enormously, and they could have been changed out for the rest of her events.

    As an aside, Brit Celebitches, what will happen to Nanny Maria if Brexit goes through? She appears to still be a Spanish citizen. Will she lose her right to remain? Will she even be eligible for a work permit as a nanny? Has Kate even remotely thought about THIS?

    • Tina says:

      It depends on how long she has been here. All EU nationals lawfully resident for at least five years will be able to apply for “settled status” and be able to bring over spouses and children. Those granted settled status will be able to live, work, study and claim benefits just as they can now. EU nationals in the UK for less than five years will be able to continue living and working in the UK. Once resident for five years, they will be able to apply for settled status. Nanny Maria will be fine.

    • SoulSPA says:

      Why a British nanny would not be appropriate? That Norland academy educates British citizens too, with worthy Norland graduates. No shade towards nanny Maria, but media said about her that she does not have a private life (IMO if it’s her choice, whatever rocks her boat and is better for her) thus she suits better the requirements for the nanny role. As for not being British and having a family, royal secrets will be safe.
      Brexit negotiations are not over yet. In any case, non-EU citizens can have lawful employment in the UK under special visa conditions, sponsorship by their employer.

  36. Ella says:

    lovely summery, cheery dress…. totally inappropriate for the occasion. She is completely tone deaf and unworthy of being an ambassador. She has so many boring dresses. This would have been the time for a repeat.

    Instead she is experimenting with sandals, florals and painted toenails …and that weird, ugly clutch 😐

  37. Cee says:

    Can you imagine having to visit a concentration camp and have cameras around you? Yes, she signed up for it, soft diplomacy, etc etc etc. The idea of standing there while my picture is taken for distribution makes me so uncomfortable, trying to hold back the tears, trying to keep my composure, knowing full well it will be splashed in the news. So keeping that in mind why did she decide to wear this? Even the shoes are ridiculous. Is she trying to bring cheerness to somber/disaster sites? It doesn’t work like that.

    • Ella says:

      Many royals , including Charles, Camilla & the Queen have visited the camps…all dressed appropriately ..so she should have known better. The cameras are part of the job since she is visiting in official capacity

    • Karen says:

      I will also not comment on her attire. Bringing awareness of the atrocities that took place in concentration camps is very important and if their visit accomplished that then their visit is worthwhile.

      • Deedee says:

        But that’s what’s wrong here. She made it all about her dress and not about the concentration camp and the people who died there.

  38. SoulSPA says:

    Day number 2 of the tour. Their visit to the concentration camp – my biggest curiosity as per symbolism and importance. She failed again. She failed again. Don’t know what else to say.

    • frisbee says:

      I’m beginning to wonder if William encourages this as a sneaky way of rebelling against the duties he clearly doesn’t want. If it was just poor judgement then by a law of averages she would get it right some of the time but she’s getting it wrong most of the time. She’s representing the country at these events so it’s not something minimal like an average celebrity fashion mistake, her outfits are not worn for ‘fun’ but to be respectful and appropriate. Getting this blatantly wrong the majority of the time feels like more than stupidity and more like an underhanded ‘up yours’ in response to the expectations placed upon them – that they are clearly not prepared to meet.

    • Maria says:

      Maybe this is a giant FU to the Queen for not conferring that title or sash or whatever it is that she wants but doesn’t have after six years. HM must be appalled at the way she dressed to visit this site where 70,000 were murdered by the Nazis. And how long has she known about this visit? Months, and she can’t even be bothered to find out what other royals wore.

      • SoulSPA says:

        Another FU to HM The Queen, one more year in waiting for Katie Dolittle to wait for the Royal Family Order. I do blame both Kate and Wills for doing it wrong. Again. They should be barred from doing more foreign engagements unless they agree to as-per-protocol advice. They stick out as sour thumbs (is it the proper English expression????). No other BRF members do it as wrong as the Dolittle Middletons. Nor other RF. Time for the BRF to take action! The Dolittle Middletons keep doing it wrong! What’s going on! Too many mistakes, all over.

      • graymatters says:

        The expression you’re looking for is “sticking out like a sore thumb.” Think of the old cartoons and picture the exaggerated swelling of someone’s thumb after they’ve hit it with a hammer.

        I like your version of “sour thumbs” too, though. It reminds me of the face children make when someone puts something foul-tasting on their thumbs in order to discourage thumb-sucking.

      • RoyalSparkle says:

        Makes you eonder if this learn anything in uni except to stalk and be a mat.

  39. Cerys says:

    It’s a nice dress that fits her properly for once but it is not appropriate for the occasion. I don’t think she needed to be dressed in black but perhaps navy or a light grey self coloured dress might have been a bit better.
    As others have said, they both looked suitably sombre inside the camp.

  40. Wow says:

    People complain about her work tally, and when she does her job they complain about what she’s wearing, her hair length, the way she wears her hair, make.up not up to their standards, the weather, the birds, you name it. I feel like the real reason people want to see her work more is so that they will have something to nit-pick and complain about and not because they should be working more.

    There’s simply nothing wrong with her wearing this dress for this event. If it was fine for The Queen to wear light colors during WWll the next it shouldn’t be uproar over Kate wearing a muted floral print for this event. Plus, The Queen probably gave the okay on their wardrobe choices beforehand, who knows?

    There are a lot of reasons that they are justifiably criticized about but this one shouldn’t even make the Top 50.

    • Tina says:

      A) The Queen and the Queen Mother are two different people. The Queen wore khaki during WWII, as she served with the ATS.
      B) the Queen doesn’t approve of Kate’s wardrobe choices in advance. The Queen is 91, and busy. Sometimes people have to take responsibility for themselves.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      I agree. I’ll complain about her work ethic-but this criticism of her here is ridiculous. Her dress has dark flowers-it’s not remotely a bright dress. She was somber and teary during the visit. She’s allowed to smile-especially when she’s meeting people. I’m Jewish and have visited Dachau-it’s an overwhelming experience.

  41. Kristi says:

    Disgusting in my opinion. Clueless little Katie f***s up again. I’m so embarrassed that she’s representing my country.

    • Zardi123 says:

      So agree she should have more respect… and worn a sombre outfit befitting of the terrible visit to the concentration camp
      this girl child is clueless clueless beyond all …… the pr people should be fired on the spot… Absolutely a disgrace and embarrassment to our country…..
      we need a republic…….

  42. PettyRiperton says:

    Clea I didn’t vote for 45 so there’s that.

    Don’t care what tourist X Y and Z wore, princess waity isn’t a tourist she’s representing the U.K. What she wore was tacky, a nice neutral soft color would been nice. The person or people who picks her outfits are just as clueless as her.

    Princess waity had 10 whole years to decide whether she wanted this life she was nit picked when she was the girlfriend, she should be use to it. She chose this life so miss me with the dramatics.

  43. Rianic says:

    I’m Southern, and I can see someone wearing this to a funeral.

    • magnoliarose says:

      That is a private citizen who isn’t an ambassador for a country. Big difference. People were appalled at her 911 choice as well.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        I really disagree, MR. I think this dress has dark flowers and doesn’t look cheery at all. Would a navy dress have been better? Probably-but it’s not like she’s wearing hot pink or a sundress. I think people are getting carried away.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Cynical-I was thinking about it later and I realized why it bothered me. If she worked hard and did more charitable things I think I would have defended her and just chalked it up to a misstep. But her work ethic has been so poor. I admit to being hard on her but it stems from wanting her to get it right. Very few women have her opportunity to touch people’s lives in a significant way but she doesn’t use it. I saw the photos of her with tears and I know she was moved. I don’t think she is a bad person at all but she is frustrating. lol

  44. BB says:

    ugly shoes, they look plastic

  45. Zondie says:

    When I was growing up we had books on proper manners. My father was in the Army and we even had one for proper Army brat behavior. I learned how to write and properly address clergy, Senators, Congressmen, teachers, peers, adults, even the Queen! (I’m American but this book was thorough!) One thing the books all said was not to make conversation or letters all about yourself- i.e. “I did this.. I like that..”It also covered proper dress codes, although I’m pretty sure that was instinctual for me. What I’m trying to say is- Ma Middleton failed to raise well behaved or classy children.

    • kaiko says:

      EXACTLY!! I had an old etiquette book my mom picked up at a garage sale when I was 13-14 and I remember getting such a kick out of it. It’s all about priorities…no excuses for this lame bunch of pretenders with the world at their fingertips simply for existing.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Totally. We were taught etiquette and how to properly address people. Appropriate behavior, table manners, what to wear for different occasions…It isn’t difficult. No heavy lifting required here.

  46. Rapunzel says:

    I think she’s going for “bringing flowers to the memorial” look. But it’s terrible.

  47. Kitty says:

    Did you guys see how big the crowds showed up to see her? Apparently thousands.

  48. Deedee says:

    She jumped the gun to theme dress for the garden party after the trip to the concentration camp. Does no one in her party have half a brain? Even her assistant Rebecca was dressed appropriately this time.

  49. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    A pretty dress and she looks very nice, but this would have been more appropriate in a dark color, rather than floral. it comes off as disrespectful to me.

  50. KiddVicious says:

    I like the dress, I like the shoes. I’m tossed on whether it’s appropriate. If they were also heading to an outdoor gathering afterwards, then I think it’s fine. If they were heading back to the hotel to change for another function, then she should have picked out something more subdued.

  51. MrsWhit says:

    Love Kate- this was a gaffe. I can stretch a bit to try to see what she and her team were thinking (IDK- we bring flowers to memorial sites) but it just doesn’t work. The plain white suit would have been more appropriate. She does much of her job well, but she needs to fix stuff like this. It’s not going to fly as PoW or Queen.

    • Sarah says:

      Mrs.Whit, just curious – what oart of her job do you see her as doing well? Not being snarky, just really curious?

  52. Lexistential says:

    I can give a pass to the dress, though I certainly wouldn’t have chosen it for visiting concentration camps. The definitive NO are the sandals- those seem too casual for the occasion. Agree with those upthread who think a subdued color would have been more suitable.

    • Nic919 says:

      If she had more formal shoes and a blazer over the dress and had tied up her hair, then it would possibly work. As she was styled it was like “oh I need to stop at this death camp before I head to the garden party”.

  53. SoulSPA says:

    I’ll make this comment on Kate in particular, not the born and bred royals. Becoming wife of the eventual heir to the throne is also a job. Times have changed from those days when marriage alliances were made to secure/develop power relations; geopolitical strategies; political, strategic, military, economic growth, control over territories. But it is still a job with its own symbolism, representing the nation, raising awareness on important social issues. It’s more of a PR job nowadays. But nevertheless a job.
    The Dutch, Spanish and Danish that were Crown Princes when they got married, managed to choose women that would fulfill their roles. There is always some criticism of their wives but from my point of view the three ladies were worthy of their future roles. And the said three princes could have chosen basically anyone. But they chose, among all the women that threw themselves onto them, some of those who most fit the job description.
    William on the other hand, chose the one who fit his needs and nothing else. The “future” king of the UK, NI and the Commonwealth has proven to be entirely selfish and chose someone like him. William is a shame and his place in history will be the petulant, spoiled, aggressive and selfish heir. Shameless. Should the female consort role have a job description, it would not even complex or demanding. Something that almost anyone could fulfill with some training: express themselves eloquently, conduct themselves respectfully, express polite interest in several social issues (not nuclear physics). They should not even have to choose their clothes or do their make up or hair. All in all, the demands for this job are quite limited. But William chose someone who is unable to do it properly.

    • Nic919 says:

      He choose poorly, but she is also lazy and unwilling to learn and improve. No one would be perfect for the job at first, but she has done nothing to learn. She blew off Sophie’s help among others so a lot of this falls on her too.

    • seesittellsit says:

      I know more about Mary of Denmark than Maxima or Letizia, but she came from a genuinely middle-class family, not one that actually made a great deal of money at some point and used it to persuade the kiddies they were someone they weren’t. She also spent some years actually supporting herself with a job, her parents weren’t supporting her throughout her twenties. Kate was not ever allowed the space to take care of herself and mature in the way the other three women were. Maxima’s family I think had money, and Letizia also worked for herself and came from regular middle-class. Kate’s problem is that she was never allowed to slug it out there in the real world – Ma and Pa Middleton were so anxious to see her land William that they allowed her (and her sister) to live the life of lazy, wealthy aristos so they’d look the part. The irony is that all they did was make her less fit for the part once she got it. And it sure says something about the Middletons’ values that all they cared about were Kate and Pippa looking the part of people they really weren’t.

  54. homeslice says:

    Anyone giving her a pass based on QEII’s wardrobe choices needs to jump back. Kate shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence. My lord. If you can’t see the difference here, you probably are as clueless as Kate’s shoes.

    • graymatters says:

      I vaguely remember QEII visiting a concentration camp in the fall, I think. She wore a white coat at the morning activities and then switched to gray for the camp.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      I’m not remotely clueless. I just don’t agree with you.

  55. agnes says:

    A floral print to visit visit this site is – to me – highly inappobriate. And the shoes! *eyeroll*
    She isn’t attending a summer garden party, she is visting a former concentration camp and she is not as a tourist there.
    How hard can it be to chose clothes suitable for such a visit? *eyeroll³*

  56. cindyp says:

    William needs some suits that fit him. Having a hard time sucking in that belly

  57. themummy says:

    I would have personally made a different choice, but I think this is fine. It’s not a frilly, cutesy, bright floral…it’s darker in patterning and an old-fashioned sort of pattern. I think it’s fine. I think people are being too harsh. She might have done better with a solid color, but I’m not going to criticize her for this one.

  58. Allie B. says:

    I wouldn’t have worn it, but this dress is not bright and cheery.

  59. msw says:

    Much ado about nothing. The dress is hideous, but not inappropriate. I’m sick to death of the Royals and their buffoonery, don’t make me feel sorry for Kate getting picked on incessantly about her clothes!

    • Skylark says:

      I feel like that too. There are numerous reasons to criticise her (and her lumpen, petulant buffoon of a husband) but there’s nothing here to warrant the ridiculous and borderline spiteful level of criticism she’s getting.

      The pattern is subtle, the style is low-key and staid, almost, and therefore perfectly acceptable for the occasion.

      If she were draped in head-to-toe black, the same people criticising her for her ‘inappropriate’ dress would be castigating her for making it all about herself.

  60. Penelope says:

    There’s something wrong with her, seriously. Her continued insistence on inappropriate attire (see: hot pink at the 9/11 memorial) cannot be written off to a mistake or plain bad judgment anymore. She does this purposefully for attention.

  61. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    When I read the comments, which I did first, I thought she was wearing a bright floral dress, but then I looked at the photo’s and it’s subdued. She looks fine.

    There’s way more stuff to worry about than Waity.

  62. Jennie Hix says:

    Sorry, but it seems to me people are just looking for something to be offended about. It’s not a bright pastel frock. It’s subdued enough.

  63. magnoliarose says:

    It is annoying that she doesn’t consider all angles when she chooses her clothing since she is a public figure. Clothes do matter for public officials regardless how someone feels personally about it. Her thoughtlessness at this stage in the game is a problem. She shouldn’t need to be handled and schooled anymore. If she wants to go the Fergie route then she is off to a good start but Diana knew her clothes sent a message and used her wardrobe accordingly. If she were 16 sure but she is a woman in her 30s. After all of the criticism you would think she would have learned and improved but she hasn’t. If I had been ripped after the 911 fiasco I would be extra careful from then on. What is with her?

    • India Andrews says:

      Watching Kate blunder makes me appreciate Diana more. Diana did such a better job without the family support, benefit of marrying a royal later and educational opportunities that Kate had.

  64. ABC says:

    TBH I wouldn’t know what is ‘appropriate’ dress for visiting a Concentration Camp. Even the idea of one is overwhelming, I’d be worried about getting it wrong. I think – and I’m saying this as a normal member of the public – that I’d be thinking ‘funeral but not quite’ That is, what I’d wear to church / burial but a bit lighter. Maybe grey or a black shift dress with coloured shoes. What I’d definitely NOT wear is florals. I’m utterly bemused / exasperated / in awe of how badly Kate does things. She is clueless. The future of the monarchy is doomed.

  65. Anguishedcorn says:

    I found it completely inappropriate. This, of all places, would be the place for a muted coat dress.

  66. liriel says:

    I like the outfit, she didn’t go all black but she uses so many muted colours but this time, as predicted she chose floral print. Why? It looked cute when she drank vodka in Gdansk not at the camp.

  67. seesittellsit says:

    If I remember, the Queen Mother’s soft pastels were also chosen because they didn’t show dust as much as she visited bombed out areas like the East End. I wouldn’t say that Kate’s outfit here is overwhelmingly offensive, it’s just – I dunno, a bit light-hearted for the occasion – it’s not so much the floral print, which is hardly garish, but the informality of the outfit, I suspect. One of those coat-dresses she’s so fond of in a soft grey and a spring hat I think would have been more appropriate. It’s not a huge gaffe, but this is a “tonal” mistake the Queen Mother never would have made: she chose her public wartime outfits to be reassuringly pretty and feminine yet dignified and showing awareness of the wartime bleakness. (In fact, some of her suits and hats were so classically lovely I’d bet they could be worn today – though not by Kate, who’s a foot taller.)

  68. I’m curious to see Rebecca Deacon accompanying Kate. I thought she quit her job.

  69. Joannie says:

    I think the skirt is too long otherwise it’s appropriate. The criticism is ridiculous and petty.

    • No Dignity in that says:

      Concentration camps: Humans worked to death and gassed and abused for horrible “medical” experiments and killed by starvation and killed in other ways. Concentration camps being part of the most evil and most atrocious plans humans ever made.

      And visiting such a dress Kate is wearing a jolly floral dress! Is she celebrating concentration camps or what?

      Bit more sombre would have been appropriate. You don’t visit your favorite grandmother’s funeral and a fun fair in the same clothes either.

  70. No Dignity in that says:

    A memorial to remember the worst fascist racist antisemitic atrocities ever committed in the history of mankind.

    And Katie Bucket wears a happy floral summer dress and a happy go lucky smile.

    *banging head on next board*

  71. CarrieUK says:

    I don’t see the issue with her outfit and I think she draws an awful lot of petty judgement a lot of the time.
    The pattern is not in your face and I think going somber would have drawn even more criticism, she can’t win and frankly I’m not sure why what she wears really mattters. Is it really the biggest issue!

    As for her shoes, personally nude heels are not my thing but I get why she wears what she feels ‘safe’ in, I wear white shoes or brown boots full stop cause it’s what I like!

    • Sarah says:

      Carrie, why in the world do you think Kate dressing more somber to visit a concentration camp would earn her criticism? I’m not seeing it at all.

  72. India Andrews says:

    A garden party dress for a concentration camp tour brought to us by the woman who wore bright pink to the 9-11 Twin Towers memorial.

  73. NikoleN says:

    she can choose dark skirt and jacket, and some light blouse with flowers or whatever. In camp she will be demure and after she can take off jacket and look more cheerful with croud. And that shoes just awful. Why is she so stupid?

  74. No Dignity in that says:

    This is what wikipedia has on concentration camps. Have a look and then decide what you think about Kate’s visit to such a place in a jolly summer floral dress.


    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      I think we all have read about and seen films about concentration camps and know they were horrible beyond comprehension/mankind’s lowest ebb. But they are now a place that people visit by the thousands, to mourn and seek understanding, to pay respect to the near extinction of an entire religious people. But I highly doubt they all dress for a funeral. Probably the typical tourist costume of shorts and t shirts. I visited Anne Frank’s House and was no less moved by it for not wearing black, I cried and everyone around me had palpable deep thought and mourning and respect, our clothes meant nothing in the face of the incomprehensibly sad place we were in. In the face of such horror and sadness, appearance is rendered mute.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate is not a tourist but a representative of the UK on this visit. She is getting paid (new wardrobe) to attend. She has hundreds of better outfits that would have been more appropriate. Kate just doesn’t care. But really did anyone expect anything better from her? Pulling sad faces in your open toed shoes with hair flowing all over still doesn’t undo the thoughtlessness of wearing inappropriate attire.

  75. Starlight says:

    It does scream it’s all about meee! I mean for someone who knows that the media will have her outfit splashed over the fashion pages the next day it does concentrate on her and the outfit rather than the sadness of the venue. Certainly you would think in pre planning “oh I need to be sombre or I really do need to wear something I have worn before toned down and plain and have less concentration on me.
    I love this dress I love the pattern I love the cut but that’s not the point of this visit, her pretty patterned well cut glaringly out there fashionista outfit.

  76. JenB says:

    She has no idea what she’s doing. I say “she” because it’s so freaking obvious she and Billy are surrounded by yes people who do not give them sound advice. The few times she actually stands out from her surroundings (ie, doesn’t match carpet, flowers, etc) she dresses completely inappropriately.

    I’ve visited catacombs and Cambodian killing fields, plus other places where atrocities have occurred. Those places twist your gut. Not the place to conduct yourself as a child.

    I wish I had more to comment on, but she leaves me no choice. I could say the same about William, but he’s grown up feeling entitled and superior. Kate has really done more as far as losing herself to claw her way to this place.

  77. benchwarmer says:

    Gray, beige, black, navy…yes. Floral, no. Tone deaf like others said. Outfit and hair are pretty just not for a somber occasion.

  78. SuzieQT says:

    Ok my, such horrors. She wore a floral dress to visit Stuffhof. Well, I will tell you what is a true horror. I visited Dachau in 1963 to see for myself what the Nazis had done. There were people living in the old barracks because there was no where else for them to live; visitors had carved their initials in the ovens–this is before they were roped off (i really want to think they were survivors and wanted to let everyone know they made it out alive, but I think they were just tourists). DoC looked OK.