Duchess Kate wore green Catherine Walker to meet Crown Princess Victoria

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm

Prince William’s scarf made me think, for one brief moment, that he was wearing a turtleneck, and that he was going all-in with the Sketchy Bald European look. Alas, it’s just his scarf. These are more photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Stockholm, where they met up with Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel. You can read more about their activities here.

I do not begrudge Kate’s big, Russian-style fur (faux fur?) hat. Apparently it’s cold as hell in Stockholm for this trip and she looks bundled up and warm in her buttony coat. I do feel sorry for William though – it’s probably some kind of Windsor rule that he shouldn’t wear a hat for this kind of photo-op. I bet his dome was ice-cold. As for Kate’s ensemble, from what I’m seeing, she wore a matchy-matchy hunter green dress and coat from Catherine Walker & Co. I like the simplicity of the dress and I loathe the dated look of the coat. The coat makes me think she’s trying to channel Jackie Kennedy all of a sudden.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Stockholm

Cambridges Stockholm Nobel

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  1. Argonaut says:

    weird vibes off victoria and daniel here (and the king & queen) – they don’t look pleased with having to spend time with the cambridges.

    • lunde says:

      Victoria and Daniel have been really sick with the flu. They have cancelled a whole bunch of engagements over several weeks and the kids have been sick as well so I am not surprised that they seem a little strange. It may also hit Daniel harder than others as a transplant patient.

      • Argonaut says:

        thanks for the context, that makes sense – they both look pale and drawn.

      • katie3 says:

        hopefully kate has had her flu shot.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I hope she didn’t get a flu shot pregnant.

      • AmandaPanda says:

        Why wouldn’t she get a flu shot pregnant? In the uk it’s highly recommended for all pregnant women as the immunity passes to the baby. Flu + whooping cough shots. Get them, ladies!

      • Ravine says:

        Yes — pregnant women are considered a higher risk group when it comes to flu, so they (and the people around them) should absolutely get flu shots.

    • BAnna says:

      To me, the pictures seem slightly off because they are all looking at different cameras

      • M.A.F. says:

        That and they look at if they all took a giant breath right as the camera crews took their photos.

    • RoyalSparkle says:


      The Prince Henrys’ sure making a great shake up in Throne Idle Do Littles middletons. Waite for one copying Princess Henry style – after six years, is now carrying a handbag! and taking overseas trips ( playing on ice!) when they would have already retire and in hiding at AH/ berkshire on baby watch.

      • Argonaut says:

        i don’t even know what to say in response to this

      • Lorelai says:

        @Argonaut: same 😂

      • minx says:


      • Olenna says:

        Here’s my interpretation (I wouldn’t call it a translation) of RS’s comments. [disclaimer: It’s not my opinion]: Prince Harry [along with Meghan] is motivating Will and Kate [with their can-do attitude]. Kate is now copying Meghan by carrying a handbag (with straps) instead a [crutch] clutch and even going outside her comfort zone by traveling across the channel and engaging in sports with commoners. If it wasn’t for Harry and Meghan, Will and Kate would still be cloistered at Anmer Hall, idling waiting for baby #3 to make its debut.

    • Sarah says:

      There was a photo on IG where Victoria and Kate (same pose as the group photo) where they are looking at each other and laughing / giggling. It was a cute photo.

      I don’t like her outfit here and the coat looks boring. I like Victoria’s coat and boots but not worn together.

    • sus says:

      There are more photos of W&K with V&D where they all look happy and smiley. And that’s just how the King and Queen usually look when they pose for photos.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      They are almost grimacing.

      • lunde says:

        The King has a natural resting p*ssed face and rarely smiles and the Swedish media often runs articles on Queen Silvia’s plastic surgery, botox and fillers, and, although the procedures are never confirmed by the palace, her face seems to have got that frozen/grimacing look recently.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Queen Silvia isn’t always good at disguising what she feels; it shows in her body language.


      These are such ridiculous visits it must be difficult for anyone to take them seriously. The other day, Victoria gave a moving speech at a Holocaust Remembrance ceremony. Today she and her family are being used as part of the Brexit Charm Offensive (TM).

      Does Teresa May honestly think the European Union is filled with teenage fangirls squealing, “Oh, Bill and Kate, they’re so wonderful, let’s not worry about a hard Brexit or teaching the UK a few lessons. Let’s give them a sweetheart deal!” ?

      • anon says:

        oh give it a break. The point of diplomacy is to reestablish positive feelings. just being there and meeting shows interest and respect.

      • anon says:

        The point of diplomacy is to reestablish positive feelings. just being there and meeting shows interest and respect.

      • notasugarhere says:

        No, really anon, that doesn’t fly as an excuse for her to prance around in a new $10,000 outfit. These Brexit trips appear to be short holiday hops for these two, an excuse to up their sad numbers. Nothing of substance and a waste of people’s time.

        A few years ago, William didn’t even know who Daniel was at the Olympics, just as Kate didn’t know who King Felipe was. A basic level of ignorance shocking in their roles.

      • Nic919 says:

        No sovereign country is going to compromise their position on trade in the EU because Will and Kate made a visit that one time. To be fair they wouldn’t do it if Harry and Meghan visited either. The UK is going to have to compromise to get decent trade deals with the EU, as they are going to hold fast to Macron’s position, which is if you leave the party, you don’t get all the perks.

      • Ravine says:

        I don’t think anyone, UK government included, intends for or expects these visits to have an impact on Brexit negotiations. Royal visits identical to this one happened before the referendum, and would still be happening if Remain had won. Going on the occasional “harmless friendship tour” is just part of being a royal.

      • Addie says:

        These visits have no impact on trade deals where it’s all about money. Countries have diplomats for diplomacy. These royal visits fill in time for the ‘royals’ and make them visible (often confused with relevancy) via press who need to sell papers. These ‘packed’ tours are a collection of touristy things with some dinners with prominent people thrown in. They waste public money, public officials’ time simply to keep an intolerable system afloat.

  2. Cher says:

    Kate’s coat does look dated.

    • Charlie says:

      Victoria out-buttoned Kate!!

    • HH says:

      It really does. However, I like the green dress.

    • RoyalSparkle says:

      Looking even Frumpier – aged with that handbag.

      How waitie Do Little (the unprofessional) manage to make even a handbag that HM at her age – to say nothing of Princess Sparkle, make so regal and chic.

      CP Victoria Qn Silvia look so Regal. Middleton looks as a lesser ‘commoner’ outsider would – sneaking in the Royals Photo Call. FCO need to start sending The Prince Henry Couple on these trips!

      • Ellaus says:

        Okay, I’ll bite the bait… I’ve been reading your comments in every single post about these royals… And I’m no kate-apologist, but really? Frumpier? Older than the Queen? I really like Meghan Markle, she seems fantástic and has a killer style… So, is it necessary to pit woman against another woman? For what is worth, Kate looks so happy in these last months… Maybe she is actually relieved with less pressure con her, and sharing the spotlight with Meghan…

      • whatever says:

        “CP Victoria Qn Silvia look so Regal”

        Really?, you must be the only one that thinks that. I don’t mind CP Victoria’s outdoor outfit but the items she’s wearing look better if they weren’t worn together. When they are worn together she looks like she just grabbed anything to wear. In this instance, Kate actually looks the more polished of the two.

        “sneaking in the Royals Photo Call”

        Why would she be sneaking into the Royals Photocall when she is meant to be there? .Jeez, the hate for this girl is ridiculous.

      • Nick says:

        Ugh CB is deleting my post again

      • Spicecake38 says:

        Word salad 🥗 Royal sparkle-sorry but your comments make no sense

      • Argonaut says:

        @Spicecake38 we had a nice break from the word salad comments for a while there

      • Masamf says:

        @Royalspackle, why are you being so mean and catty to Kate? I don’t get the origin of such hate for a woman you’ve never met! Do you know her on a personal level or are you just another internet busybody pretending to be what you are not?

    • Pandy says:

      I’m the opposite. I like the coat but that dress is just terrible.

    • Adele Dazeem says:

      I think she looks great here, the coat is a little frumpy, but look at the designer—CW. Not to disparage the deceased, but I never got the CW hype w Diana and I really don’t get it now. It’s serivceable I suppose, as in, anyone (like a 90 year old) can wear CW. It’s fine for Granny Carole but to me CW is boring. Is it a British thing? A Diana thing?

  3. Starryfish says:

    I really like Victoria’s coat.

  4. OriginalLala says:

    those posed photos after the luncheon look awkward as hell

    • Lorelai says:

      They look like they were just introduced to each other right before the photo was taken, not like husband and wife.

  5. Ib says:

    The coat looks VERY Camilla to me. Which is fine for Camilla -she looks great in this cut. I loathe it on Kate though…but I am willing to be sympathetic in this instance that I 1) have never been pregnant 2) have never had to figure out arctic, formal maternity daywear. [That said, my walk to work in DC/VA was the exact same (standard January) temperature this morning and I managed fine ($100 ted baker camel wrap coat from eBay, 9yo stylish Icelandic sweater, $25 white/navy dotted button down from BR outlet, $10 HM black jeans, $30 HM black booties)]

    • Ib says:

      Victoria looks OUTSTANDING btw -I love her styling that pairs the maroon suede accessories (and patterned neck wrap?) with the coat. If I wore the coat, and wore it minus her accessories, I am afraid I would look slightly steampunk given the greenish khaki shade. Otherwise I would be setting an eBay alert for it…
      The only change I would make with victoria’s outfit would be adding tights or ideally making the boots instead of boot dies! Proportion ever so slightly off…

      • Ib says:

        Also one more comment to give Kate credit (again acknowledging that I respect her maternity style as long as it is occasion appropriate; pregnancy seems hard enough and I am not trying to pile on excessively) —Kate’s green dress is really nice. I also hope this shade (which is my favorite color that I am glad to finally see in stores!!) means that she will be doing her st Patrick’s commitment this year and recycling this outfit.

      • Imqrious2 says:

        The bow/collar of Victoria’s dress is peeking out from her coat. Looks cute.

    • Hazel says:

      Sounds like a cute outfit!

  6. yanni says:

    It’s so dated. She totes stole it from Camilla’s closet!

  7. Nancy says:

    I don’t think she is trying to channel anyone, especially Jackie O. She looks lovely, has a pretty face. I like the color of the coat, but don’t like the way it flares out at the bottom. But, she is carrying a baby under all that material!

  8. Matilda says:

    NGL, posts on her clothing as she’s moving along in her pregnancy are a bit tiring. Standards should be different when you’re pregnant. If she’s not wearing something inappropriate like cutoffs or a tube top, give her a pass. For many pregnancy sucks from the beginning to the end. You’re in a constant state of discomfort either with nausea, hemorrhoids, back pain, leaky bladder or all of the above. The coat may not be the mos stylish, but what if she’s comfortable in it?

    • graymatters says:

      Now I’m picturing her in cutoffs and a tube top at a State banquet. Thanks for the giggle.

  9. Sullivan says:

    Kate always looks good in jewel tones.

  10. spidee!! says:

    Well her dress certainly looks better than Victoria’s which is like someone’s sofa. And the coat is fine too. But then I suppose I am not looking to find fault with her all the time.

  11. perplexed says:

    I would never be able to tell Kate is pregnant (unless maybe I went up to her real close).

  12. Kitty says:

    What’s the point of this tour? Doesn’t seem like it will do anything for Brexit. They really need to stop this whole Brexit charm defensive thing. It hasn’t worked at all. Also the crowd show up looks small for the Cambridge’s.

  13. HK9 says:

    I actually like Kate’s look here, it speaks to my inner granny. 🙂

  14. manta says:

    Was she really wearing matchy-matchy green coat and dress?
    Looking at the pictures with the coat she doesn’t seem to wear a dress (pants maybe?), and the shoes are different from those on the pictures with the dress.
    It seems she changed outfits once indoor.

    • Hazel says:

      That’s right! She’s wearing boots for those outside photos!
      And I love the new Mulberry handbag. Looks just like something the Queen would carry!😉
      Victoria looks fab.

    • Imqrious2 says:

      Seems she was wearing walking boots for the snow, and changed to heels indoors. Victoria changed to pumps inside (court shoes) as well.

    • Ellaus says:

      Yes, she was wearing a bespoke long sleveed shift dress in deep green. At the palace she wore black court shoes, and she changed into boots with a lower heel to walk in the snow.

  15. another kate says:

    (Small voice)…I like the coat a lot…better than the dress actually!

    • Cerys says:

      Agree with you, also in a small voice. I think the coat looks good on her and is a lovely colour. I’m not mad on the dress but it was appropriate for the occasion. I prefer Kate’s coat and dress to Victoria’s.

    • Janetdr says:

      She looks lovely in the coat pictures! I don’t care for the dress, but maybe it is partly the pose.

  16. aquarius64 says:

    Did Kate curtsy to Victoria? Kate will be a queen consort but Victoria will be a queen regnant.

    • MissM says:

      She should have. Victoria outranks William as she is the heir. Williams peer is Princess Estelle.
      I’m actually excited for the Norwegian bit of the tour because Williams Norwegian counterpart, 14 year old Princess Ingrid Alexandra, will be taking part and showing them around.

  17. Anastasia says:

    IS there a rule that Will can’t wear a hat on these things? And why would that be? Kate is wearing a hat.

    William would look about 100 times better with a hat, AND he looks silly without one. I don’t mean because his face doesn’t carry a bald head well (it doesn’t), I mean because he’s so damn bundled up from head to toe, but then a hatless, bald head. It looks strange. At least Daniel has hair, so it doesn’t look as odd.

  18. minx says:

    I actually like Kate’s fur hat, but the whole outfit looks off to me.

  19. Sequinedheart says:

    I was cracking up laughing over the purse, when I saw it this morning on @KensingtonRoyal instagram account. Suddenly workhorses and taking tips, not from pips, but the newbie! If this becomes a team aniston/ team jolie style faceoff over the years, I am defs Team Sparkle.
    Something about Kate’s lack of interest in being an active Royal comes through too strong for me and other than enjoying the highs and lows of her fashion, she’s doesn’t have the x-factor for me. Meg Sparkle does. (Just my personal opinion)

    • Ollie says:

      So what you wanna say is this is the first time you see Kate with one of her many purses?
      That’s no new style for her.

      • Lorelai says:

        Kate does have many handbags, but none this size. This style *is* actually new for her.

      • whatever says:

        No really, she has the Navy and brown Mulberry handbag that she took on her first tour of Canada.

      • Sequinedheart says:

        It is interesting timing – she rarely carries a purse and suddenly she’s got one on her person at every turn – I didn’t infer that the woman has NEVER carried a purse. It’s just that she has clear tit-for-tat competition stewing beneath that wiglet of hers.

  20. sus says:

    I’m curious to hear what you guys think of Silvia being so ‘toxed and tweaked she can barely move her face anymore?

  21. penelope says:

    Love Vicky’s dress!

  22. Becks says:

    I actually like the green coat, buttons and all (at least they blend!) I don’t like that hat but I never like those hats on her, so no surprise there. I also really like the boots with the coat.

    Her inside outfit is fine but a bit blah. I would have liked to have seen a necklace with it.

    I do like that shade of green on her in general though.

  23. Sage says:

    Kate looks great in green. That’s her colour.

  24. FredsMother says:

    She looks nice in green.

    But she is wearing the most Godawful Erdem dress over at the Fail. Not good at all.

  25. Pandora says:

    Kate, outbuttoned? Impossible!

  26. notasugarhere says:

    @Sixer, we miss you. I’m hoping you’ve secretly said to hell with it, packed up, and moved your family to Galway.

  27. Scarlett says:

    Ugh, the Cambs with their usual guarding their privates pose. Pathetic how unregal this pair look.

  28. LannisterForever says:

    Haha I live in Stockholm and it was NOT freezing here today. Maybe to people not from Scandinavia, but I din’t even wear a hat today 😀

  29. Kaz says:

    Can’t wait for the next post on the formal dinner. All these outfits fade into insignificance beside the screaming mustard Erdem mess that Kate is wearing, I saw the pictures over at the fail.

    • Nic919 says:

      I agree that dress is horrible. The colour, the ruffles, everything. Erdem rarely works and certainly doesn’t on Kate. The green dress she had was ok. Nothing spectacular but not ugly as sin either.

  30. KicktheSticks says:

    Damn, Will and Kate utterly dwarf the Swedes. They look so tall next to them. I like Victoria but she’s really starting to resemble her mother more and more and not in a good way.

  31. Petty Riperton says:

    Kate channeling her Russian mob wife with this look. Willy looks cute with his scarf.