Duchess Kate wore Markus Lupfer and got to meet Jaqen H’ghar in Berlin

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Clarchens Ballhaus

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed their last night in Germany by attending an event at Clärchens Ballhaus in Berlin. Clärchens Ballhaus is believed to be the last original dancehall, and now the space is used for parties and raves and such. DJ Goldierocks deejayed the event and a fun time was had by all. I’m assuming that William and Kate actually got to meet some regular German people, finally. It seemed like all of their events in Germany we geared towards the British citizens living and working in Germany. As far as I know, even though this event was a “dance party,” William did not do any awkward dad-dancing.

For this fun night out – perhaps we would even call it a date night? – Kate wore another German designer. This dress is by Markus Lupfer and it probably retails for something like £520, according to The Telegraph. I saw that a lot of fashion people were thrilled about this choice, but I am… underwhelmed. Am I underwhelmed because of the dress or because of the woman? I don’t know. I actually like Kate in these darker jewel tones, and she usually looks good in a dark green. I don’t even mind the bird print. But altogether, this look is a snooze, right? She paired the dress with one of her relatively new pair of Prada heels. She bought the same shoe in a few different colors.

Earlier in the day, Kate wore a Hugo Boss top which got some criticism… because Hugo Boss designed clothes for the Nazis. I’d just like to point out that a lot of people wear Hugo Boss these days and I would bet that few of them know about the Nazi connection, nor should we believe that wearing Hugo Boss suddenly makes someone a Nazi sympathizer. Plus, other labels have connections to the Nazis too, including Chanel, Balenciaga, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton. I’m just sayin’.

PS… HOLY SH-T JAQEN H’GHAR WAS THERE. Game of Thrones star Thomas Wlaschiha – aka The Man aka Jaqen H’ghar – was there, at the party. And Kate didn’t go home with him. GIRL. The Man wants to know how The Duchess can see him in real life and not end up going home with him.

The Duke William and Duchess Kate at Claerchens Ballhaus in Berlin

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Clarchens Ballhaus

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  1. Sayrah says:

    He looks good!

    • Char says:

      Will Jaqen be back this season? That’s all I wanna know.

    • khaveman says:

      Second and third this. I find him so attractive. All man. Great hair. Fluent in a bazillion languages, smart. Sigh…That VOICE

  2. Escondista says:

    Shoe FAIL every damn time. Smh, waity.

    • CidyKitty says:

      The shoes are definitely too bright for the look. cute shoes, and would have been cute with this in maybe a different color. This look would have even gone cute with some heeled sandals.

      • graymatters says:

        Yes. Either black or silver. It is not true that beige goes with everything. The belt and clutch are surprisingly good choices for her, though.

      • CynicalAnn says:

        @graymatters-either of those colors would have been amazing. She’s never quite there-if she had an actual stylist it would really help.

      • Royalsparkle says:


        The shoe with tbat pattern dress is way too much.

    • Mel M says:

      Total fail on the shoes. I have to say though her arms are looking quiet good here and less spindly like they usually do. Prepping for baby number three perhaps?

    • Sarah says:

      Yes!!! I really love the dress, it is a great dress AND looks great on her! Would prefer the front of her hair back to show her earrings, but it is fine as is. But those shoes!!!! They look like dirty white canvas sandals. Ugh! A strappy silver sandal, Kate? It wont kill you.

    • Blair Warner says:

      The shoes are completely stumpifying. The pearl bracelet has got to go. Otherwise, this is a win for Kate.

  3. CidyKitty says:

    ah, she looks fine. The tones are nice on her and even though the shoes are a little too bright for the look they go fine enough. This length of hair is the best I’ve seen on her, I would say she could even go a little shorter. She’s starting to do that thing were she cakes on the eye make up a little bit, and it’s fine for this look but I hope she doesn’t go back to doing that, it definitely ages her. Is she a smoker?

    • Fiorucci says:

      She’s been a smoker at some point im pretty sure. Also, suns herself

      • GiBee says:

        Also, has spent some time breathing London air – I swear that’s aged me more than anything else.

      • Royalsparkle says:

        Smoker – drinker and lived for.tanning until the royal family disapprove.of.the lazy entitled middletons yearly extented Christmas vacations.

    • Sarah says:

      With the thousands of dollars she spends on every dress, I dint get why she won’t hire a makeup artist, at least for evening events. I hired one for my wedding, and I havent been that beautiful before or after. I would hire one for every big thing if I could.

      • Lindsey says:

        She makes odd choices with the resources she has at her disposal. A stylist and a make up artist would be worth the investment. She might have to cut back on new beige shoes and blue coat dresses though.

      • JennDama says:

        I totally agree with the comment about her needing a makeup artist. There are tons of hairdressers that do awesome makeup. The problem is the one she has isn’t that talented. Or Kate is very rigid and will not let her change her makeup. There’s really no reason why she is going to makeup counters in department stores when she has someone on the payroll that has been through beauty school and can take some really great makeup classes.

        Also she is so in need of a stylist. With the right styling she could be on the level of Mary and Letisha. That’s just looks though it has nothing to do with inside.

        I’d so love to have her position and to positively be able to affect people’s lives. Just think of all the good she could do for so many? If she really wants to copy her Mother in Law Diana then why doesn’t she try to copy her work ethic and compassion for all people? Also how did that skip William all together? He sees his Grandmother and Granfather are in there final years and should be able to enjoy their life. It seems he would want to take the burden of by working as much as possible for The Firm.

      • Royalsparkle says:

        As fat as.waity and siblings concern – carol the common, knows roya dress code protocol better – her advise to both masculine rough looking daughters is the way for Kannot

  4. Anna says:

    Currently in the crowd awaiting their arrival in Hamburg. The crowd isn’t in the thousands as was reportedly expected…

  5. Seraphina says:

    Kaiser, it’s the woman wearing the dress. That’s why we are all under whelmed. The dress is really beatutiful but Kate is worn by the the dress not vice versa. This is the norm for our Katie, dresses wear her and thus why a lot of us are never wowed by her choices. Anyone else wearing them would be a different story.

    • Imqrious2 says:

      The only good point is she’s wearing Diana’s pearl bracelet instead of her Cartier watch.

    • India Andrews says:

      Kate’s clothes always wear her.

    • No Dignity in that says:

      In my humble opinion: that dress would look brilliant on a blonde. On rouge-red-cheeked Kate it looks boring. More like a military camouflage uniform.

      • Royalsparkle says:

        Agree with the comments thread – look so much military colours until you look closer. No style no class!

  6. grabbyhands says:

    A girl is jealous that the Duchess met Jaqen H’ghar. A girl would pick him over Prince William any day of the week. Harry? Not so much, but William? Hell yes.

  7. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    A woman is not pleased!! A Duchess had best leave A Man alone!

  8. QueenB says:

    Never realized how lopsided his face is.

  9. CidyKitty says:

    William’s trousers always look weird. Not that I’m staring but they always seem like they fit strangely or are too high up, or something. I don’t know. I feel like his outfit always seems off. He’s also got a real weird smile, like a Kindergarten picture-day smile, clenching your mouth and showing both top and bottom sets of teeth. A shark smile. His fake smile isn’t very good because you can tell it’s totally and completely false.

    • No Dignity in that says:

      Exactly. William isn’t even trying to get interested in the causes he is supposed to care for therefore bad fake smile.

  10. India says:

    Willy has corn teeth and Cath has horn toes.

    • Royalsparkle says:


      He is a whiny insincere and entitled one, and it comes through. He loves these trips as he wont need to shake taxpayers hands talk and otdered to meet greet for
      the people supporting his idleness, in the millions for his family of four + ILs.

  11. Becks says:

    I like this look overall, actually. I have been really underwhelmed by her fashion choices this tour (and her purple dress from today is so boring) but I like this one. It’s outside her comfort zone a bit I think with the pattern and the color looks good on her. The shoes are just okay with it but win some, lose some.

  12. lightpurple says:

    A Duchess best keep her mitts off a Man or a Woman will have something to say about it!

  13. NoKiddingCats says:

    The dress is almost as dull and uninspiring as the wearer and the shoes are tragic.

    • minx says:

      I hate the dress, the length, the belt, the pattern–it’s not Kate, I would hate it on anybody.

    • DiamondGirl says:

      Ugh – I agree! It’s dreary.

    • No Dignity in that says:

      That dress would look good on a blonde woman with curves.
      Or on a black haired beauty with snow-white skin.
      On Kate it looks like miltary camouflage and badly cut. Which is a tragedy because Boss is know for its expert cuts / tailoring. I know that Boss does custom-tailored bespoke, too, for selected celebrities, though they don’t advertise. Why didn’t Kate get that?

  14. cindyp says:

    First of all, I have nothing against women with long hair. That being said, her hair has got to go. It ruins every look she’s trying to achieve. Sausage curls with a boho dress, etc, etc. She needs a shorter modern style that will complement her outfits. And don’t get me started on those shoes…She desperately needs a professional stylist. And William needs to wear trousers that fit.

    • minx says:

      Yes, the hair just too girlish. Get a decent cut, appropriate for a 35 year old in her position.

    • Nic919 says:

      She always wears her hair parted in the middle and it doesn’t look good on her. She has an asymmetrical face, especially when the Botox fades, and the middle part highlights this.

      I agree that she needs to cut her hair even more, and have a blunt cut along with layers. Her 1970s do makes her look old.

      I don’t find the dress fits her well. The way the sleeves land seem to exaggerate the width or her already wide shoulders and since she has no hips to balance that, she looks like a line backer. The original dress was sleeveless and she should have kept that look to balance off her body type better. It’s like she doesn’t look in a mirror when she dresses.

      • No Dignity in that says:

        She has no eye for colour and her proportions seem to create difficulties for her.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      She looks best with beach waves, wish she would stick with it. But as you say, she keeps doing sausage curls and they are not as current or flattering.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I don’t think she should go shorter. She has a masculine bone structure and no curves that would make her look severe. The middle part has to go.

      • kaiko says:

        yep, MTE since the beginning. she’s got a very angular jawline and really does need her hair to minimize that…however, as for all of the calls here at CB for a shorter “do” for kate, methinks her hair is not the problem. no one says letitia of spain needs shorter hair, etc…it’s more than that–you can cut her hair and dress her in the best fashion with help from stylists, makeup artists galore…but if her actions and character do not match, the immaturity of ‘waity katie’ is all the perceptive public will ever see.

    • Royalsparkle says:

      Yes to whiny need better fitting pants – both length and groin area.

  15. bluhare says:

    You missed the best dressed person of the night. Silver shoes guy! He rocked his outfit.

  16. BearcatLawyer says:

    Not a fan of this outfit at all. And Bill looks weird too.

  17. SolitaryAngel says:

    A Duchess, you in *danger* girl! A Woman will not have A Duchess breathing the same air as A Man. Off to The Facement with you…

  18. milla says:

    I thought everyone knew abou Boss… The label is presented on NyFW and it is popular.

  19. frisbee says:

    The shots of them together, the totally fake ‘Lady and the Tramp’ smile, all they need is the plate of Spaghetti – hilarious.

    • bluhare says:

      Hahaha!! You always crack me up, frisbee! I bet they were to counter the stony faced shots from the other night. Kate did not look pleased.

  20. Inge says:

    A total snooze. So many of her outfits, like the purple dress from today or the orange flower dress from yesterday, would wow with more thought going into the accessories. A jewelled necklace, shoes that colour contrast, earrings or lipstick that pops. I mean it’s not like she can’t afford these things. Why must almost every outfit have a sheen of dullness to it??

  21. martina says:

    Another day another moan, quelle surprise!

  22. smcollins says:

    Damn, he is one beautiful man that’s for sure 😍

  23. L84Tea says:

    As soon as I saw her dress I actually made a “yichhh” sound to myself. I can usually find a little something about the DOC’s outfits to like, but everything about this is a no for me. I find the colors and print too drab (they remind me of a couch from the late 80′s) and the length is weird. And the shoes don’t go. I cannot find anything positive here….except that Thomas Wlaschiha is rather yummy to look at.

  24. Starlight says:

    One dignitary there nicely said she looked like little wild sparrow

  25. zinjojo says:

    I think she looks pregnant — the DM had shots of her from the side and she really looks pregnant. Maybe she’s just gained a few pounds, but she’s so compulsive about her weight that it seems odd. I realize she’s been photographed all week with beer and wine, but is she actually drinking it, or just holding the glass?

    • Tyrant Destroyed says:

      I don’t think she is pregnant. Travelling causes some digestive distress for many women so it could possible be that she is swollen. The face has been looking fuller since a couple of months ago but it might be for other reasons (cosmetic or treatments).

    • Lizabeth says:

      She and Will both definitely, without a doubt, absolutely did drink the 40 proof liquor with gold flecks in it in Poland. She may or may not have consumed the wine, champagne, or beer on the other 4 occasions she’s been photographed during the trip with a glass/mug of some sort of alcoholic beverage. The first night though both water and wine were offered and Will chose water while she chose wine. Even though we don’t know if she drank it, seems quite unnecessary to go to that trouble..why not choose water like Will did? Also the level in her glass does seem to change in different photos. I strongly doubt she is currently pregnant.

  26. seesittellsit says:

    Second the underwhelmed vote. The only thing I hate more than dowdy sleeves are just-above-the-ankle dresses meeting up with sandal pumps with ankle straps (or gladiator pumps) – is is THE most awkward proportion on the planet, and cuts the legs in the most unflattering way. The dress is perfectly nice – very pretty print and muted colors – how pretty would this have been if she just let it be a full length dress with the strappy pumps peeping out? Ugh.

  27. SolitaryAngel says:

    I looked closely at her feet; there is a raised red welt across the top in the exact place where a pump would line up. I have had the same thing happen to me with new heels. Her bunions look swollen too. I think she changed her shoes right before these photos were taken.

  28. Maria says:

    I’ve noticed that she seldom wears an outfit twice. So if that’s the case, why doesn’t she auction her dresses and donate the proceeds to her favourite charity. It would bring in tons of monney and would justify this exorbitant sum she spends on clothes every year. This dress, she has several like it and heck there’s nothing great about it.

  29. Dani says:

    If the dress were shorter, say knee length, and properly sleeveless, it would be so much more flattering. Another misstep with the shoes. Le sigh.

  30. Rianic says:

    I know him as Sebastian from Crossing Lines! That’s a great, smart crime drama.

  31. Joannie says:

    I think she’s accessorized the best she can with this dress. I dont like it at all. The length and cut look awkward.

  32. KiddVicious says:

    I didn’t like the dress when I first saw it, thought it was an ugly print, but when I read it was for a rave I thought it was perfect. LOL It looks good on her and fits her well.

    I can’t believe it but I liked all of her outfits for this trip. Yes, she could have done better, but there wasn’t anything that was a total mess-up. I give her a B score.

  33. Vinot says:

    God their body chemistry could not be more off this entire trip. They’ve looked pretty miserable (or Xanaxed to the hilt) and William looks like he’s walking away from her as fast as possible in every picture.

  34. vava says:

    Once again, she killed a potentially interesting outfit with her choice of shoes.

  35. Julaho says:

    They’re huge GOT fans, who do you think they relate to?

  36. Lainey says:

    I actrually like this dress for the most part. But those shoes with it. No they cut it off all wrong. Sighs even when she gets close to getting it right she screws it up again,

  37. LisaD says:

    Kate has put on a few pounds and she looks great!

  38. Bxhal says:

    People die over Jon snow but I’ll take jaqen any day! He has such kissable lips and darlin eyes. Sigh.

  39. magnoliarose says:

    The styling is once again a problem including the make up. I can’t tell about the dress due to the bad styling and wrong shoes.

  40. Wren says:

    The dress is too long. It would be cute if it was shorter and with silver heels.

    A question- they brought the kids on the trip but we only see them when they arrive in the country. What are the kids doing the rest of the time? Why bring them at all?

  41. KBeth says:

    Eh, this look is okay…nothing special.
    I feel like Kate has so much potential, if she would just seek the help of a really good stylist!!!!

  42. Sequinedheart says:

    This dress makes her boobs look like they sit on her waist.
    I do dig her slight weight gain, she looks gorgeous. I don’t think she’s pregnant, I think she is maybe finally adjusting to public life?

  43. WhatAmIGonnaDoWithAGunRack says:

    Her bust looks low.
    And I don’t get it.
    I have a long torso like hers; my very perky rack tends to look low in certain cuts, so I sympathize. But this dress isn’t cut like something that would do that so I don’t get why that’s an issue with this dress. Is it too tight maybe?

  44. carolind says:

    Strappy, silvery shoes would have looked too twee for words with this dress. It is not an evening dress as such.

    As for the body language with William, I think some of you are seeing a different William and Kate to me. Yeah, they might have tiffs but they look very together for the most part.

  45. LL says:

    I don’t like her shoes.