Duchess Kate wore ‘primrose yellow’ McQueen to the Royal Wedding

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The general rule of “wedding guest dress code” is don’t wearing anything bridal. The Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t help herself! She wore an Alexander McQueen coat-dress which was technically “primrose yellow” but largely read as off-white in photos and video. Yes, her Philip Treacy hat was a more noticeable yellow, and that helped, but really… in most photos, this looks like a repeat of the off-white McQueen coat she wore at Charlotte’s christening. Also: Charlotte is adorable with her little wave.

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As for Pippa, she wore this $695 dress from The Fold, a British label. I have to give it to her: this is very appropriate for the occasion. She looks good. Some of you noted that the Middleton family had to sit with the lower-tier guests rather than the A-listers. Like, Amal Clooney had a better seat than Pippa and Carole. And Pippa’s not invited to the parties either.

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Here’s Carole – I almost missed the fact that Michael is making an appearance in public for the first time in a while. Carole looks great, give her credit. She knows how to dress for a wedding too.

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  1. Abby says:

    Eh, it looked yellow in video. I thought it was a bit matronly but she also looks great for having just had a baby! Carole looked really nice, as did Pippa. Did I see their brother there as well?

    • Gine says:

      Yeah, it looked very yellow on TV, so I was confused when I saw the pictures of her outside and it looked cream.

      • lunde says:

        It looked really yellow on the coverage I saw. I thought she looked great only 26 *days* after giving birth!

        Charlotte is a real cutie.

      • Hazel says:

        I didn’t even notice Kate when she got out of the car with the kids, all I could look at was the lovely very-pregnant lady in the bright pink. I only saw her in re-run footage. Ho-hum, she’s dressing like Camilla but doesn’t have Cam’s wacky sense of hat style or jewelry.

    • Nicole says:

      Looks yellow in the photos on this post too. She looked great. Charlotte is such a pro. Actually all the kids looked lovely…thought they did a great job.

      • GameofScones says:

        Sometimes it’s frustrating that they seem to pick apart every single thing Kate does or wears.
        It’s not a competition between these women and no one is trying to steal thunder at the wedding.
        It was a yellow dress that she seemed to feel comfortable and confident in so soon postpartum.

      • citney says:


        Little Charlotte was the one and only bright spot in a very dull and boring wedding.

      • Milla says:

        Kate and her family looked better than Chucky and his family. William and Harry made good choices.

        So many photos, yet i want more. Serena looked smashing, i hated Amal and Vicky’s outfits… Oh Oprah looked good too, she also wore creamy.

    • Nic919 says:

      I actually like Carole’s outfit the best. It was age appropriate for her. Kate’s dress is matronly and is another one of those “sorta looks like another dress she has but is slightly different” dresses, which is wasteful and par for the course for her. I don’t think her dress took attention from the bride though.

      • imqrious2 says:

        Snappyfish, that’s what I thought, too! I KNEW I’d seen it before! Good on Kate! And she looks AMAZING for having given birth only THREE WEEKS ago! I wouldn’t've left the house! lol

    • Tulip Garden says:

      Yellow. Definitely read yellow from all I have seen. It’s amazing that she looks as good as she does after her recent giving birth. I thought she helped with the kids and stayed out of the way as any decent guest would.

      • Snappyfish says:

        It was yellows it is also the same dress she wore to Charlotte’s christining & The Queen’s birthday. It was very much in deference to the Bride. I’m wearing a three-peat, nothing to see here.

    • Pandy says:

      Yes, James was there too.

  2. Kitty says:

    Charlotte looks so grown up! Adorable

    • imqrious2 says:

      She does! She actually looked “older”, to me, than she did at the hospital visit to see Louis. Maybe it was the hair? Or the no little socks with the shoes? But definitely older than 3.

      And she is definitely a cutie pie!! Those cheeks!

      George used to be such a bruiser, and now he’s so shy. I wonder what changed (or if it’s just in public he’s this way). He is such a beautiful boy, and in his last birthday shots, and his school shots, he shows such personality! Whatever else you say about the Cams, they make lovely babies 😊

  3. homeslice says:

    Charlotte looks like such big girl here! Kate and her family look totally appropriate. Kate looks really good with a little of the baby weight still there.

  4. minx says:

    I think all of them looked pretty. Charlotte is a star.

    • imqrious2 says:

      After Meghan, Charlotte was the one I most wanted to see lol. She and George looked adorable (as did all the kids), but she is *definitely* the star there 😊

      • minx says:

        She has the wave down pat.

      • homeslice says:

        She’s officially my favorite royal now :)

      • Olenna says:

        I think that wave is a generational imprint. Too cute!

      • Tourmaline says:

        Charlotte is a boss. Her personality comes across already.

      • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

        Yes, Charlotte is also now my favorite Royal too. Her personality just shines like a light bulb. I notice that George was a bit more outgoing too this time around, I wonder if Charlotte is rubbing off on him (but it’s totally ok to be shy, I am) making him less fearful of the public. All the kids did a great job!

    • Liberty says:

      Charlotte is a star. When Kate spoke to her as they awaited the carriage, it looked as if Charlotte placidly responded,”Yah, and I will own it and everything else here soon enough, mummy.” Her wave delights me and made me think she is a special fan of her uncle Harry and auntie Meghan.

    • SJhere says:

      Love all these outfits!
      Hats, more pretty pastel hats for everyone, I say.
      Kate, Pippa, their Mum all look lovely.

      How about Prince Edward and Sophie? Look how grown up their kids are.
      Why does Prince Andrew always look so sour-faced, would it kill him to smile?

  5. sus says:

    Looks yellow in pretty much all photos to me. She looks lovely.

  6. BB8 says:

    It looked yellow & appropriate to me. Charlotte was adorable.

  7. Skittlebrau says:

    Looks yellow to me!

  8. kate says:

    Kate looked gown, I don’t have a problem with the colour given that she’s wearing a coat dress. Even if it were white, she could not be confused with the bride. Pippa looked also good, better than her sis as it’s often the case.
    I’m so surprised by the guest list and the seating arrangement tough. Amal and George Clooney were basically seated with family and close friends. Actual friends of Harry like Thomas Von Straubenzee were in the back. The youngest royals, the third and second cousins were not even there but Princess Racist brooch was??!!

    • Liberty says:

      Omg no — brooch bitch was there!!???? Who invited her? Ugh, toss her out the back, loathesome beast that she is.

      Weird seating.

      • kate says:

        Can you imagine how weird it was for Serena Williams for instance to be seated so close to to the racist princess, not only as a black woman but also as someone who aw personally insulted by her? Weird, very weird choice.

      • Kit says:

        She must have had a case of the vapours during that ceremony – exposed to more culture than she’s ever had to endure before, poor old thing.

        I think they said some of the choir seating choices were based on guests affiliation with charities that Harry and Meghan support.

      • Really says:

        @Liberty – “Brooch Bitch” 👊🏻😂😂😂. LOVE.

  9. Allie says:

    It looks yellow in all the pictures to me. I think people are always just looking for things to criticize Kate for.

    • minx says:

      I see no color competition with Meghan at all. It was yellow.

    • Lela says:

      I agree, this is one time where there’s no criticism warranted. She looked nice

      • minx says:

        Carole looked wonderful, too. Beautiful color, great fabric and tailoring, loved the hat. Very flattering.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Kate cant catch a break! It looked buttery yellow to me and very appropriate. She looked happy and healthy. Charlotte and George were so cute!! All the page boys and bridesmaids killed it! They were so good and loved the boys carrying her veil.

    • spidee!!! says:

      Absolutely Allie, poor woman can’t do anything right for some. I think she looked great, and for say she had her third baby less than a month ago, kudos to her.

    • jj says:

      Kate looked wonderful, loved her hat as well. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are too cute!

  10. vicsy says:

    Oi vey, I hope it’s not a repeat. If it is – it does not give away a good vibe – like “can’t be bothered” and I already saw DM exploding with “sham marriage = repeat look” commentary which was gross. If Kate’s not recycling outfits for much lesser events (and she’s not), why should she for this one? Not the best time to be thrifty. And yeah, I know she just gave birth but pleassssse – with her resources, that’s a PR misstep that could be easily avoided.

    Also, can I just say that it struck me as weird that Kate was not looking at the couple when they were exchanging vows, her head seems to be always turned away in videos? Yeah, she has the hat on but I found it quite strange in comparison to other family members like Charles who looked positively engaged and happy.

    • homeslice says:

      I think maybe it’s more she has a tiny bit of weight and went with something low key? I think she looks very nice.
      Maybe she doesn’t like MM…who knows. How many of us don’t like our sister-in-laws??? lol.

    • spidee!!! says:

      She gets moaned at for not repeating too.

      • Dixiebells says:

        I don’t even get this repeating conversation. I always repeat at weddings. Are we not supposed to? Or is it a royal thing? I genuinely didn’t know this was potentially an etiquette issue.

    • Truthie says:

      There were reports that Kate declined the hen party and that she does not want to be friends. With 3 wee ones she has plenty of valid excuses for her behavior but… doesn’t she always find new ways to disappoint us?

      • minx says:

        You’re disappointed because she didn’t go to a hen party?

      • homeslice says:

        Why do sister in laws have to be BFF’s?? I’m not with mine…

      • Truthie says:

        Not disappointed that Kate did not go the hen party, good god no, Kate would be a dismal wet blanket. Disappointing that there are so many stories of Kate snubbing Meghan, from early on all the way to the wedding. She took Cressida Bonas in and gave her royal lessons during Harry’s time with her but the welcome mat was not out for Meghan.

      • flan says:

        I can understand that someone who gave birth less than a month ago, would not want to be at a hen party.

        Meghan’s hen party was probably classier than the average hen party, but they often seem like forced ‘cheeky’ fun to me.

      • whatever1 says:

        Is this the same hen party story from a few months ago where the tabloids said Meghan was insulted that an 7/8-month pregnant Kate didn’t pop in to her Soho Farmhouse hen party for 5 minutes despite it being nearby? A little bit of research would tell you that Soho Farmhouse is no where near Anmer Hall, Norfolk or Kensington Palace.

        If I was heavily pregnant I wouldn’t want to spend hours travelling just spend it with a bunch of people I don’t know and then being unable join in with certain things like drinking and spa treatments. Seems like a pointless nightmare.

      • Sabrine says:

        Kate would not have eally fit in at this hen party. It’s not a big deal that she didn’t go. Meghan had her friends there, Serena, Jessica Mulroney and Kate is not part of that crowd. I’ve been the odd man out at these type of gatherings where I knew the host and she had a common bond with all the others, but I did not, and I was not comfortable being there.

    • Veronica T says:

      Harper’s Bazaar said it is a repeat from Charlotte’s Christening, and I think it was. Quite the side eyes the royals were giving during the sermon, also. You all can say the royals love Meghan, but their faces today said otherwise. And this is just the beginning.

      And honestly, if my brother in law and his American actress bride put Amal and George and Oprah in front of my parents and didn’t invite my sister to the reception, I’d wear a repeat dress and side-eye my way through the whole wedding. It was bad manners to do that to Kate’s family. Harry knows them for years and always seemed friendly with them.

      And I noticed all the royals looking down during the vows except Charles. Again, you all think they are in love with Meghan? I don’t think they are capable of even sincerely liking her.

      • The Original G says:

        It’s completely irrelevant what these born into privilege one percenters think or like.

      • Anna says:

        Honestly, if they dislike her, so what. It’s pretty evident that Meghan and Harry’s charm and charisma are far greater than that of the rest of the RF, and they will probably be very popular with the public. When you compare them with Will and Kate’s dullness, the difference is pretty stark.

        The RF have been blessed with a gorgeous, intelligent and capable woman who has way more life experience and work ethic than we usually see in British royal brides. If they can’t appreciate that, they’re stupid. Yes, they are based on traditionalism and conservatism, but if they are to survive as an institution they also need breaths of fresh air and a touch of glamour. Meghan brings that to the table, and judging by the impression she gives off, she will probably take her duties very seriously as well.

      • Nic919 says:

        Well said Anna. Also the website is up for Meghan as Duchess of Sussex on the royal family website. It lists her accomplishments and actual work she has done. Some of the BRF may not like her but I am sure Charles and the Queen are well aware of what she brings to their family in terms of intangibles.

      • Hazel says:

        They were all following the order of service.

      • Natalie S says:

        “his American actress bride”

        At least the Middletons were allowed in the church.

        It was kind of Harry and Meghan to extend invites to the Middletons. Uncle Gary didn’t make the cut for his own niece’s reception so I’m sure the Middletons will understand not being asked to Kate’s BIL’s reception.

      • NewKay says:

        Thank you @Veronica T- it is beyond me why people think that becuase the Royal claim acceptance and excitement they are all for Harry marrying a mixed woman. I can just imagine the anode remarks. And you are rihhybthere faces said it all!

      • Mel G. says:

        Why exactly would Meghan and Harry have to put the Middleton’s with the immediate family? They are not blood related to either of them and Meghan doesn’t know them. I am surprised they were invited to the wedding at all. Folks need to stop with the American born actress crap. You love who you love. Stop the hate. Or, just abolish the entire monarchy. Maybe then Meghan won’t get so much hate. Racism, intolerance, disrespect ..it’s 2018 let’s stop all of the madness.

    • jwoolman says:

      So Kate was supposed to get something new that won’t fit once she sheds the baby weight? Please cue the cries of wasting taxpayer money.

      If she repeats clothes, she gets slammed for some bizarre unfathomable reason. If she doesn’t repeat, she gets slammed for spending taxpayer money with wild abandon. Please make up your minds on this, people.

      • minx says:

        I’ve also seen criticism for her wearing a coat dress today…when countless other women were wearing coat dresses.

      • jj says:

        Coat dresses are more forgiving especially after having a baby. I wore one to a wedding several months after having a baby, it was very elegant as well as forgiving of a larger waistline. She looked beautiful today.

      • Janetdr says:

        I liked the coat dresses-it seems like a very appropriate style for a formal wedding.

      • Shannon says:

        Right? The vast majority of normal people use constant repeats LOL I find it thrifty and not at all insulting to see her do it. She looked nice and appropriate. To find fault with her here is really reaching.

    • Beatrix says:

      Right! I was wondering if anyone else noticed. H+M were reciting their vows and kate was looking down at her program, didnt seem lkke she cared, it was weird.

  11. Enn says:

    I feel like she and Camilla coordinated bold hat designs. They both look great though! Based on the experiences of my family and friends, Kate might still be wearing granny panties with a giant pad so the coatdress is a good choice.

    • Adele Dazeem says:

      Bahaha very true!

      Kate can’t catch a break, I think she looked great and understated. If it wasn’t a repeat it sure looked like one. Remember what Diana wore to Fergie’s wedding? Bright bold colors.

      • Becks1 says:

        Then pale yellow or white was a poor choice (if we’re going with the giant pad theory lol.)

      • Enn says:

        I wouldn’t tempt fate with a light color either, but I’m thinking more along the lines of having an ensemble with some room so she can wear giant underwear if she needs to. My poor sister was still wearing them at her six week post checkup!

  12. Natalie S says:

    Charlotte looked lovely.

    Kate ….

    No. Come at me, whatever. But, no. It was more important for her to have a reference to Charlotte’s christening and I guess Louis’ upcoming christening than to wear an appropriate color.

    • LadyB says:

      Bit a stretch there, she probably can’t even remember what she wore back then, or just likes it.

      • Natalie S says:

        Kate’s all about symbolism. I think it’s a stretch to think that she doesn’t remember what she wore to her own daughter’s christening.

        Especially considering that was when they sourced that William lookalike outfit for George. Kate pays strong attention to these things.

        Kate looked nice but no to the outfit. The hat was good though. It was a repeat from Zara’s wedding, I think.

      • Becks1 says:

        It wasn’t a repeat of the hat – I don’t think – but it was very close.

        I’m with you with the dress. Kate wears a dress that’s basically a replica of what she wore to Charlotte’s christening? It was…..weird.

      • Nic919 says:

        She has a weird OCD with wearing many similar but not exactly dresses all the time. Not new for her. I wasn’t impressed with her faces during the sermon. Way to show your white privilege there. Will wasn’t much better. Even Camilla seemed off.

      • kate says:

        Meghan better get used to it. This family, including Harry, exemplifies white privelege.

      • Nic919 says:

        I am pretty sure that Meghan has encountered white privilege before. Telling her to just get used to it though is a pretty ridiculous to say.

      • Maria says:

        Kate’s outfit was a repeat of the dress worn at Charlotte’s christening and also at the trooping the following year. I think it more cream coloured than yellow, but so what? it looked fine and she hasn’t quite lost the weight from the baby. I don’t see the problem.

      • imqrious2 says:

        I think it’s more that she didn’t want to pull attention from the bride. A new outfit?? What’s Kate wearing?? No… something repeated, in a pale color just fades back. She helped with the kids then took her seat and that was it. Not a lot of shots panned to her. And it was good.

  13. Big Bertha says:

    Someone posted a photo of Pippa next to a can of Arizona tea. Poor Pippa.

  14. Patty says:

    Pippa’s dress is great, and dang, you can’t even tell she’s pregnant.

    • homeslice says:

      Yes, I really expected to see the bump! I really felt for Zara. That can’t be comfortable getting all dressed up with you are due any minute!

      • Liberty says:

        Mike T’s sweet loving turn to Zara during a song was completely delightful. ❤️

      • Anare says:

        @homeslice i feel for Zara. I remember having to attend a couple weddings when I was hugely pregnant and no, it wasn’t much fun. I felt like a rolling house. The maternity dresses were not exactly my style but I didn’t have the $$$ for high end garments or tailoring, could not drink at the reception, didn’t feel like dancing. Ugh. Just smile and exit early.

        Am I the only one who doesn’t like Pippas dress? It is fug AF. Hate those panels in the skirt.

    • African Sun says:

      Yes you can’t unless u really stare.

      @Libery, Mike Tindall was so cute.

  15. as says:

    Kate’s hat is ridiculous but her dress was clearly yellow in the icon. The first couple of pictures appeared off white, but I think it’s a flash issue since the next ones were so obviously yellow.

    • minx says:

      I couldn’t wear that hat in a million years but I think she pulls it off. Camilla looks like her hat is going to spin around and fly her away.

    • KiddVicious says:

      Kate’s hat is ridiculous and I love it. It looks great on her, and I like her straight, shorter hair.

  16. ValiantlyVarnished says:

    It reads as cream in the outdoor pics and yellow inside the chapel. Honestly she could have just worn a brighter yellow or another color entirely to avoid the presumption of violating etiquette.

    • Lizabeth says:

      Agree. I think the light from the lamps made it look yellower inside. But outdoors in ALL the pictures I’ve seen online the dress looks VERY close to the color of Charlotte’s dress while the hat still has a yellow tone. Were the bridesmaids wearing yellow? I sort of doubt it. (Remember Kate rewore the dress from PC’s christening with a pink hat to the Trooping & that made it look pinker.)

      I don’t understand why Kate would come this close to a white outfit at a wedding even if she did the same thing at Zara’s wedding. Where I live people would be pretty aghast. A re-wear was fine but not this color!

      • jwoolman says:

        In person and inside the church, it was clearly yellow and nowhere near white. You’re blaming her for an artifact on outside photos due to the bright environment. If it were an overcast day, nobody would be bothered.

      • Nic919 says:

        Oprah stated on her IG that she originally had a beige dress and changed it because it “photographed white”. She was thoughtful enough to make efforts to avoid a white looking dress on Meghan’s wedding day. Why couldn’t Kate do that? It’s not a repeat dress and it’s not like she doesn’t have access to a tons of other appropriate dresses. She has hundreds of coatdresses in colours that wouldn’t be mistaken for white.

      • Lizabeth says:

        The artifact is the artificial tungsten indoor light Jwoolman, not the natural outdoor light. In any color matching situation— paint, yarn, and so forth– one compares colors under bright natural light not under dim artificial light.

      • Maria says:

        She wore a totally different coat dress at Zara’s wedding. That one was more beige.

  17. homeslice says:

    Can we talk here about how bad the Beatrice and Eugenie looked??? What the heck? I really was hoping for something cute, especially from Eug…

    • Liberty says:

      I wanted to smack their faces when they were giggling like rude loons during the Bishop’s comments.

      • homeslice says:

        Oy…did they??? I didn’t watch the ceremony…west coaster here!

      • Nic919 says:

        Many royals weren’t looking their best during that sermon. Kate and Will were also acting up and possibly Camilla.

      • Tourmaline says:

        You know I kind felt that way too. There were some facial expressions during that sermon that read a little ‘can you believe this?’ imo

      • Veronica T says:

        The royals were all mocking the preacher, and in effect, Meghan, with their expressions during the sermon. Did you see Zara’s face?? I did have to laugh at her’s, cause she looks like she is about to fall sideways in one picture!

        The royals are not thrilled about Meghan. They showed it today. They are the epitome of white privilege and they weren’t embarrassed to show their contempt of Meghan and the preacher openly. Even William and Charles were giggling at him.

      • Nicegirl says:

        Me too, Liberty. So rude of the Yorks

      • equalitygadfly says:

        And Chelsy Davy smirking smugly during the gospel choir. Ugh. The rudeness was disgusting.

      • imqrious2 says:

        A LOT of Brits were snickering and eye rolling during the sermon. And while it was long (and a bit redundant IMO), it was SO disrespectful! What happened to those supposedly gracious manners and “breeding”, where you’re supposed to make “guests in your home” comfortable? And he WAS a guest in their home. It was rude beyond belief, and Liberty, I’d've joined you: you could’ve taken one side of the church, and I”d take the other.

    • LadyB says:

      I would imagine that Zara was having great difficulty getting comfortable given how far on she is – those quite seats are very narrow.

  18. CuriousCole says:

    If anything I felt Amal was trying to steal focus from the bride far more than Kate. This is Kate’s go-to color for royal wedding guest duties, she wore a very similar cream coat to Zara’s wedding, and I think it’s the same hat. Charlotte is so much fun, she gets it already. What a waving pro.

  19. ChillyWilly says:

    So why isn’t Pippa invited to the evening reception?

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yes that’s all I want to know too!

    • Anna says:

      Probably because she’s not a close friend? My impression is she only sees Harry at big family gatherings once in a blue moon and through Kate and William. I don’t think she hangs out with Harry and Meghan on the regular.

      It’s the media that makes a big deal of their supposed friendship because they were maid of honor and best man at WK’s wedding, but I’m not sure they are more than acquaintances in reality. She’s invited to the daytime part out of courtesy, but the evening party is for the people who are an important part of the couple’s lives and history.

      • homeslice says:

        Yes, people like Amal and Oprah…lol.

        I’m not saying that Pips should or would be invited…but some of the recent developments on the “close friends” list have me rolling my eyes…

      • Anna says:

        But are Amal and Oprah invited to the evening party though, Homeslice? Only 200 out of 600 church guests are going to the Frogmore House do. Most people aren’t invited, probably including most of the celebs.

      • Becks1 says:

        are amal and oprah going to the evening reception? if so, then I join you with the eye rolling.

      • homeslice says:

        I will bet Oprah and Amal are at the evening reception. Especially Oprah…she didn’t fly all that way only for a luncheon!

      • Oh_Dear says:

        I think people like Serena and Oprah were placed above the Middletons because they helped fill Meaghan’s side of the church. The Middelton’s are also an extension of Harry’s sister-in-law, so people Meaghan knows and chose should take precedence in this wedding, regardless of their proximity or relationship.

      • imqrious2 says:

        Anna, yes, they are. There are pics of the Clooney’s car being held for 10 min. before they got in. Serena was in a different gown, as well as other having pics up.

        Didn’t it come out Oprah goes to the same church as Doria? Perhaps she’s there as Doria’s guest?? As a parent, you do get to invite some of your friends to a wedding, and perhaps Harry and Meg wanted Doria to have some people to hang/talk to at the evening party?

    • Bethany F says:

      better yet, why WOULD pippa be invited to the evening reception?

      • Tourmaline says:

        Right?!? I dont get the judgment that it’s more virtuous to have your sister in laws sister (or your husbands second through fourth cousins) than others invited.

      • Taxi says:

        Pippa didn’t let Harry bring Meghan to her wedding. Harry brought her to the reception but I’m not sure that she was actually invited. The Mids kept a strict “no ring no bring” for Pippa. The nice family thing would have been to let Harry bring Meghan even though they hadn’t yet announced the engagement.

      • tmbg says:

        Yeah, that’s my question. My SIL’s sister got married last year but we weren’t invited. I figured that was normal since we aren’t friends. 🤔

  20. G says:

    Kate looked great and appropriate; for all we know she probably consulted with Meghan about her dress. So happy people commenting here aren’t taking the opportunity to slate her (again)!

  21. Ce2495 says:

    It looks yellow both in the pictures as well as on TV. Charlotte is adorable!

  22. Laurie says:

    I thought she looked like she was about to cry through the entire service – she looked miserable.

  23. African Sun says:

    Kate has the most resilient body ever. She looks so good.

    • Lela says:

      Right? I mean 3 kids, one born less than a month ago, and she looks this good? Unfair!

  24. tw says:

    I’m sorry, no, Pippa’s dress is so FUG. Is she 80 years old?

  25. Guest says:

    Meh…its kate. Her kids are cute but she’s still boring.

  26. Maum says:

    I think she looked good.
    Pastel colours are very common at British traditional weddings and her outfit is obviously yellow.

    I think she worked the hat. I love big hats! Camilla’s was awesome too.

  27. Becks1 says:

    She looked nice but the dress veered way closer to cream/off white than yellow. when I saw her pull up I thought – she CAN’T be wearing white!!! And when you see them all standing on the steps waiting for the carriage the dress totally looks white.

    She looked lovely – it was basically a repeat of Charlotte’s christening dress and the hat from Zara’s wedding, but both were new pieces I believe – but I still gasped when I saw her. considering all the family pictures and such – yeesh.

    • Scarlett says:

      Real classy of Kate to wear that colour to someone’s wedding, primrose yellow my arse.
      What a scrubber!

  28. whatever1 says:

    Kate is 3 weeks postpartum and still has a postpartum belly. For all we know, she had an entirely different outfit made but couldn’t fit in to it.

    • minx says:

      Yeah, good point.

    • Truthie says:

      She wore a coatdress outfit to Zara’s wedding, not too different from this. I think this was her choice all along, a safe pick. She’ll never be a style maven like Harry’s mom but the benefit to that is dodging budget outcries. Diana & Jackie K needed legendary budgets to fund their dare-to-be-great style choices. To my eye Kate is trying to look stylish but safe, as befits a future consort to the king. Except for the biscuit flashing of course.

    • Tourmaline says:

      I’m kind of surprised she wore a repeat McQueen (not sure if the hat is new?). But she did just really recently have the baby and I can get if she didn’t want to deal with having a whole new outfit designed and fitted at this time.
      The color looked cream in some lights but didn’t read as bridal to me. Meghan’s dress was bright white.
      Loved her hair today.

      • homeslice says:

        If Kate would have worn a stand out, she would have been ripped too…she can’t win. I’m not her biggest fan, but JEESH. She looked fine.

  29. JoyBells says:

    It looked yellow and just fine and Kate looked really lovely. She and Camilla had awesome hats too. :D

  30. PlayItAgain says:

    I thought all the Middletons—and Kate—looked great. And Princess Charlotte is adorable!

  31. cee says:

    I gasped when I saw Kate because on video and photos it does look like she’s wearing white (at least on my macbook). Basic rule: avoid colours so light they could be mistaken for white.

    Pippa looks like a rococo vase. Not good.

    • Taxi says:

      On TV, Kate’s very clearly in yellow.

    • Nic919 says:

      Oprah confirmed on her IG that she did a last minute dress change to avoid a beige dress photographing white. Some people are just more thoughtful about that issue.

  32. alittlesugar says:

    This is the fourth time Kate has worn this (pale yellow!) outfit: at Charlotte’s christening, Trooping the Colour, for an engagement abroad and then today. All with different hats though – I do like the hats she wore today and on Trooping the Colour the best.
    I say good for her. there’s no need to get a whole new outfit just for today when she’s still got a little baby body left. And looking at the Queen and Anne’s outfits, they have been worn before to. So it’s not just Kate.

  33. Lolo says:

    When I first saw it, when she was with the kids outside the chapel, I was like oh she’s just wearing what she wore to Charlotte’s christening, so it was a surprise to find out it was new, bespoke. But whenever the camera cut to her during the wedding, I was like wow, she’s beautiful. Her postpartum skin is glorious so good for her. Yellow, cream I don’t care and I don’t think anyone else does either. She looked amazing and she had a baby four weeks ago so mazel tov to her.

    • Veronica T says:

      Harper’s Bazaar says it is a repeat. Where did you read it’s new? If so, that’s nuts cause it looks just like the christening dress for Charlotte.

      • Nic919 says:

        Twitter people analyzed it and there are differences including buttons at the sleeves, which weren’t there for the christening dress, as well as the darts being spaced out a bit more to accommodate for being a different size. It’s not unusual for her to get many different versions of similar outfits, which is wasteful. If she is comfortable with a style that is one thing, but since it seems as though she had this coat dress made specifically for the occasion, couldn’t she err on the side of caution and avoid all pale creams and go with an actual colour? She literally has hundreds of coatdresses she could choose from and many of them in blue, which have avoided this debate altogether.

  34. WendyNerd says:

    Wow, Charlotte is really sprouting up, isn’t she? She’s going to be taller than George soon!

  35. Vava says:

    Isn’t that the same exact coat dress Kate wore to Charlotte’s christening? Looks like it to me. I thought she looked fine, nude suede shoes and all.

    Not a fan of Pippa’s dress. And the mother looks to be wearing her favorite designer again. (Katherine Walker…………snoozeville).

  36. Laura says:

    I think Kate and Pippa are gorgeous 😍

    • Jayna says:

      Pippa needed a better bra for support with her pregnancy boobs. My sister and family are here, and I mentioned that. She rolled her eyes at me and said the boobs looked fine. I think I’m right, though. LOL

      • grizzled says:

        Pippa’s long torso means that although her breasts are a healthy, perky distance from her waist, they’re a little further from her collarbone than is usual, so she looks droopy. Her penchant for high necked tops doesn’t help.

        I thought she, and the rest of the Middletons, looked good.

        I had a lot of family at my wedding, but not my future bro-in-law-inlaws. I guess they’ve convinced everyone that they really are royalty-adjacent.

  37. Jayna says:

    I really wish Diana could have been at both of her sons’ weddings. I think she would be happy that they married well and will have stable relationships unlike hers with Charles. That’s all a m other could wish for. It’s events like these that make me a little melancholy about Diana. It’s why I truly believe William and Harry’s marriages will last. I believe they lean on their spouses and really need their partner. Sure, in different way, from each other, but they both are creating their own families.

    I’m happy for Meghan to get to be a part of a big family. Just having your mother can make for an amazing relationship, but kind of quiet holidays. I bet she will be pregnant by the end of the year.

    • Anna says:

      Yeah, Meghan and Harry were looking at each other and smiling/giggling when the Bishop mentioned the creation of family during the ceremony. I think it’s safe to assume children will be a first priority now after the wedding, especially considering Meghan’s age. If they want more than one, they should get started :)

      • Ginger says:

        That was so cute!! Idk why but when I saw them look at each other right then, I thought “she’s pregnant!” Lol

  38. Alexandria says:

    Carole’s look rocks here. Actually I’ve always felt she dresses well most of the time.

    • minx says:

      I think Carole’s might be one of my favorites today. She’s another one who should stand up straighter, though.

  39. liriel says:

    Carole was basically perfect. As for Kate – she really didn’t want to make this even all about her so I appreciate that. She really is a Stepford wife and mother :)

    • Claire says:

      That’s kinda mean. She has to tow the line in her position. She’s very regal and beautiful and to me does the RF justice. She doesn’t even have to try to look good. Stunning woman.

      • Bluthfan says:

        I wouldn’t say Kate is regal or stunning. She’s aging hard and looks dowdy as she always does. Royalty is wasted on Kate. She can’t do the fashion and she is too lazy to really do the charity work and she is too standoffish to engage with the public. I hope Meghan won’t follow in her footsteps.

      • Claire says:

        Ugh. Crawl back under your rock.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate’s looks should be irrelevant to her contributions as a member of the BRF. She should just be judged on her work for various causes, however, she fails miserably in this regard especially compared to other royal women like Sophie, who did more during the years they gave birth than Kate ever has.
        Being pretty isn’t an accomplishment of any sort and whether or not Kate is considered so is not anything that should be considered important. The narrative around Kate since her entry into the BRF has been one of a silent mannequin who says very little and remains a cipher.

        And with Meghan coming into the picture, Kate’s silence has been used by some as a positive thing because Meghan dares to have opinions on things like feminism, which frankly shouldn’t be controversial in the 21st century. Considering most of the ones using Kate’s silence and malleability as a positive thing are women, it is truly quite scary how patriarchy has so infiltrated the culture. Do any of us really want to be Kate’s in life? Being judged solely on our looks and fertility and not care what thoughts we may have? Because she has a platform where she could raise awareness on so many issues and has the money and connections to do so much good in the world and yet she cannot be bothered. Seven years in, she chooses to remain a cipher while enjoying a taxpayer funded luxurious lifestyle. How is anyone ok with this? Would anyone want their daughters to live like Kate?

        Kate is an example of wasted potential and completed self centredness and frankly I find that uglier than any outfit she could ever wear.

  40. TheOriginalMia says:

    I’m confused. Was Kate wearing a new coat dress or the one she’s worn to the Christening and other events? If the answer is the latter, then she had it altered to fit her belly. I didn’t like it then, still don’t. My mom & I thought she was wearing cream. I don’t think she was trying to upstage Meghan, though. No chance of doing that. Meghan was ethereal.

    • Darling says:

      Some people may spend all day insisting that Kate’s dress is yellow, but Getty Images, which will outlast us all, will always show Kate’s dress as pale cream/ivory.

      When the dress was described as ivory when she first wore it to Charlotte’s christening, no one insisted that it was yellow.

      • Lizabeth says:

        Good point @Darling. When she wore it with a white/cream hat at the memorial service in Belgium, assuming it’s the same dress, she did get some criticism as few attendees wore such a light color. But at the time many defended the color choice because “white/cream” is a color of mourning in some cultures. While that’s true, no one suggested it was yellow then either.

  41. Shannon says:

    *shrug* looked yellow to me, I honestly didn’t see anything wrong with it.

  42. HelloitBeMe says:

    Beautiful chapel, fantastic weather, and loved up couple. :) Wishing them many years of happiness.

  43. Lexa says:

    I wonder if she did was meant to wear something else that was more vividly yellow but had to make a last minute change, either because it didn’t fit, she didn’t want to wear the same color as the queen, or something happened to it? Then again, this coat had to be altered and let out, so maybe it was the plan all along…? I thought she looked really nice and did her best not to pull too much focus, though I’m sure people here will disagree.

  44. Beluga says:

    It was definitely closer to cream than primrose, although the warmer lighting inside the chapel took it away from white and a bit more towards yellow. It’s always been described as cream or white when she wore it before, including at the Trooping of the Colour where she paired it with a blush hat.

    It’s obviously not a bridal, but the colour raised eyebrows here, especially outside in the sunshine.

  45. G6 says:

    Kate’s makeup was dramatic but really beautiful. Combined with her pregnancy glow she was a show stopper. The hair and hat were splendid too. I’m starting to become a huge fan!

  46. Cerys says:

    I don’t have an issue with Kate wearing a previously worn outfit to the wedding. I believe Diana often did this so she wasn’t accused of drawing attention away from the bride.
    However I had to laugh at all Kate’s fans getting so indignant at her coat being described as white not yellow. These are the people who assured us that this same outfit was white for mourning when she was critised for wearing such a light colour to the Passchendaele memorial service. Maybe it is a magic frock that changes colour to suit the occasions??

    • Carolind says:

      Much was made of the fact Diana wore a previously worn outfit to Sarah Ferguson’s wedding so not to upstage the bride. Looks as if Kate is doing the same here. Also, she may not have known what size she would be.

      She and William look as if they cold shoulder Charles. Seems as if they might get their come uppance if Meghan and Harry are closer.

  47. Lucy2 says:

    Kates outfit looked fine, it was very clearly yellow on TV. I just wish she wouldn’t wear so much heavy make up, it ages her.

    • Jayna says:

      I thought she looked really fresh. A little weight on her, which gives her more fullness in her face, really suits her. She looked happy and much softer and younger to me. I didn’t notice heavy makeup. I actually thought her makeup was really done well.

      Kate’s outfit was absolutely fine and so flattering on her. It’s probably why she wore it. It really hides any post-pregnancy belly she has since she only had the baby three weeks ago, yet is fitted at the same time. And I loved the hat with it. I don’t consider that outfit dowdy at all, as someone earlier said. And I thought Kate was radiant, yet not wearing anything that would detract from her new sister-in-law.

  48. Becks1 says:

    The coat is definitely cream. I think the yellow is just a result of the lighting in the chapel. She has worn it on several other occasions and its always been described as cream.

    That said, I wonder if she had something else picked out and something happened – didn’t fit, something spilled, etc – because the hat is definitely yellow and the statement says it was primrose yellow, which that dress definitely is not.

  49. Brittany says:

    I think Kate looked fine. On TV it looked more yellow than cream. I think the issue is that Kate can’t win (especially around here) so had she worn something to stand out she would have been ripped apart for that. Is she wore a darker yellow or blue or pink or red a lot of people would have said she’s trying to take away from Meghan’s day. I also like that she recycles these outfits. So she spends too much money on clothing but then when she wears something 2x its an issue? She can’t win. She literally cannot win. Not to mention, she just gave birth. Maybe what she had picked out didn’t fit.

    William and Kate sure do make some ADORABLE children. Charlotte is the CUTEST!

  50. Starlight says:

    Kate looks like she did at university plumpness in her face.loved her hat

  51. Lexa says:

    I was actually pretty sure the coat was cream until I saw the photo of her bending down to talk to Charlotte. The slip dress beneath it is white and the coat looks very light yellow next to it. My guess is that she liked the white coat so much she had a very similar one made in this shade.

  52. violet says:

    On my TV it was clearly light yellow – and the woman is three weeks past giving birth to an 8lb.6oz baby, and in no way did she upstage the bride. She wasn’t even in the wedding party. If anyone was wearing an inappropriate Look at Me! color it was Amal Clooney.

  53. violet says:

    @tearose11 – those Middleton girls do seem to carry well, don’t they?!