Duchess Kate wore another white McQueen dress for Louis’s christening

Poor Jason must have ID’d all the designers before the royals turned up, because we got the confirmations all in a lump: Camilla wore a cream-colored Fiona Clare dress and a Locke hat. Kate wore a white McQueen dress and a very funny Jane Taylor hat (it looks like those headpieces we saw at the Catholic-imagery Met Gala). Meghan wore a clean, minimalist-looking olive-colored Ralph Lauren and a hat by Stephen Jones. Here’s the video of the royals arriving:

I’m not mad that Kate stepped over so that the cameras could get a shot of her and Prince Lou. What I am mad about is the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury tried to block the photos!! Dude, no one cares about your back, let us see Kate’s dress and the baby!!

Here’s video of the godparents arriving with the Middleton family. I realize Pippa is probably in that strange stage of pregnancy where the maternity clothes are too big, but the regular clothes are too small, but good God her dress is bad. It’s so unflattering and buttony. You can see some still photos here.

Also:

From what little we’ve heard about Lou, I think he might be the no-fuss baby.

We’ll have more coverage tomorrow!

Instagram and videos courtesy of Kensington Palace & Rebecca English. Additional photo courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    From what I could see of Kate’s dress it looks nice – similar to her dress from Charlotte’s christening maybe? hard to tell. I’m not surprised she went with McQueen. I would have been MORE surprised if she went with someone else.

    Pippa’s dress was bad, but I feel like Pippa either nails it or really misses the mark with her clothes.

    From what I could see Meghan looks nice too? Hard to tell from the video. I want more pictures!

    • Becks1 says:

      Oh and I hate the thing Kate is wearing on her head. Maybe it will look better in other pictures.

      • Dietcokehead says:

        I love Kate’s headpiece. Adore it, would wear it myself. It suits her.

      • Milla says:

        I like it. It’s different. I warmed up to her since she became pregnant this time around. She doesn’t look insecure and she seems to be more carefree.
        Of course, the media isn’t after her now, so that must be a relief.

      • CeeCee says:

        Love it. Super pretty on her/

      • harla says:

        It reminds me very much of the hat (?) that Wallis Simpson wore on her wedding day.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I dislike the headpiece too.

      • formerly known as Amy says:

        don’t mind the headpiece the smile looks manic. Nanny Maria needs to protect that baby at all costs.

      • Redgrl says:

        I have to say Kate looks absolutely radiantly happy which lovely to see. She really seems to beam with pride over her children and that is sweet. On the other hand that Anne-of-Cleves-burlap-boomerang thing she has on her head is…odd. Perhaps one of the children picked it. And Pippa’s dress is awful – square and matronly and fussy and plain all at once. Cousin Lucy is very interesting looking. The photo of her and Pippa together made me giggle.

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      Kate’s dess looked lovely. I don’t love her hat (fascinator?). I LOVE Meghan’s hat. I wish her dress was a little less boxy, but overall its my favorite look from her. I would like to see the shoes she paired with it.

    • Lizabeth says:

      From what I can see, Kate’s dress looks more like a white version of her Trooping dress to me except the neck is a v-neck not a square-neck. But it has the same 3/4 puffed sleeves.

      I hate the hat. Looks like a heavier version of a flower girl’s headband.

      Poor Pippa. Awful dress IMO.

      • Mac says:

        I genuinely don’t understand the design of Pippa’s dress. It’s like three bad dresses sewn into one.

        I thought Kate and Meghan both looked lovely but I suspect George and Charlotte will steal the show in the official portrait.

      • Nic919 says:

        Pippa looks awful. It’s like she decided to add a pregnancy panel on the original dress design. There have to be better styles for her right now since she not even that big yet.

        Kate’s dress is fine although it looks like all the other ones she wore for christenings. I don’t like the headband though.

        I haven’t seen a full shot of Meghan but she looks nice from what I can see.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Whew, Pippa looks really terrible. I generally don’t like her style but she goes bad she goes for it 100 percent.
        Kate’s dress looks like 30 other dresses she has. I hope she didn’t buy this new because it is unremarkable and interchangeable.

      • Fishface says:

        The Middletons so love their sisterwife dresses. Like Meghan’s outfit but it could have done with just a wee embellishment to avoid looking like WWII fatigues.

    • Nancy says:

      I have never seen Kate’s face look so radiant. She looks beautiful. I honestly don’t care what she’s wearing. She is over the moon happy and loves her child so much that it looks like she could burst. Absolutely love the photos.

    • Paris says:

      Kate looks a little bit cartoonish, like a character from Dynasty. Alexis Carrington?

  2. jan90067 says:

    Called the McQ (again, with the pouffy sleeves! She had the same sleeve on the balcony TotC ) on the other thread! Woohoo lol. That said, I don’t think Kate has ever looked this happy. Even William looks relaxed and settled with his kids.

    Love Meg’s look; very stylish! The dress style/fit are nice, and I like the hat shape on her.

    Charlotte looks so different with her hair parted in the middle! I’m so used to seeing it pulled back. She’s adorable 😊. Had to look really hard to see a glimpse of George. WHY DIDN’T THE ARCHBISHOP MOVE! lol. Who wanted to see his back! lol

    Pippa doesn’t look great… That dress’ neckline, buttoned all the way up just isn’t a good look for most. But that double waistband… nope!

    • jan90067 says:

      ETA: There are some good pics on The Fail. Boy, Char is really looking like William in these pics, right down to the way she’s pursing her lips! Never saw the resemblance before 😊. George looks adorable. Looks like they made that white shirt with the blue piping again, just larger. Can’t believe he’s almost 5!

      • Nic919 says:

        I think she’s looked like William from pretty early on. His baby pictures resemble hers a lot.

      • Olive says:

        @jan90067 you must have seen the same photo I did, I thought straight away that Charlotte and William had identical expressions! their eyes and mouths are similar.

      • Wetzi says:

        yes and William has Diana´s face, so poor Charlotte may never escape holy Diana´s shadow.

  3. Agenbiter says:

    Looks like he was on orders to block pics of MM …

  4. gingersnaps says:

    Good heavens! Kate’s head piece looks dreadful on her, I think that head piece would be better suited for some of the female Scandinavian royals.
    Pippa’s dress looks unfortunate.
    Charlotte looks so different, I’m amazed at how quickly children’s looks change at this stage.

    • Pandy says:

      Aw, I like her headpiece! Very church-y and appropriate. She looks happy and pretty.

      • jan90067 says:

        I like it, too. I like that she changed it up from the little hats she usually wears.

      • Whaaaaaaatttt? says:

        +1 Pandy. My overall takeaway from this event was how pretty and happy Kate looked – good for her. And I wasn’t sure about the headpiece at first, but the more I saw of it, the more I liked it. It was something different and interesting!

    • erin says:

      I thought she was attempting Princess Madeline of Sweden’s floral headpiece in the form of a hat but she fell short.
      another case of idea vs execution, where the idea wins again.

    • Sza says:

      I love the headpiece!

  5. whattodonow says:

    Geez, he literally blocks every photo…

  6. Henny says:

    Everyone looks lovely except for Pippa. Even with the warning I laughed out loud when she walked past. It’s such an optically odd look with all the competing lines. It’s especially odd in motion. Probably looks ok in still photos.

    • another kate says:

      I also laughed out loud even with the warning. And nope, it looks even worse in still photos! I honestly feel bad for her even through my laughter!

    • Nic919 says:

      It looks worse in still photos, like a home ec project gone wrong.

    • Milla says:

      Since I’m in a good mood, I’m gonna add that Pippa has great shoes. Very ladylike, retro chic with nice heel and i need them.

    • magnoliarose says:

      That lady in that red printed dress did not look lovely. Neither did that Middleton cousin. Pippa wasn’t alone in the penalty box here.

  7. Lexa says:

    I actually really like Kate’s hat/headpiece—it’s different and (combined with the collar of her dress) framed her face nicely. I’d love a closer look at Meghan’s dress. The design looks great and flattering on her, but while I LOVE a neutral olive, the subdued color seems off somehow for the event? Though that’s probably because almost all of the other women are in pastels.

    Pippa’s dress is just terrible, though! It looks like the section over her stomach was added last minute.

    • minx says:

      Pippa’s dress, why would she wear such a thing? It also looks uncomfortable for any pregnant woman.
      I much prefer Meghan in these more closely fitted dresses than, say, the blue and white tablecloth dress.
      I also like Kate’s hat, maybe it could have been slightly smaller.

      • Lexa says:

        I think you’re right—if hat had been a bit smaller I would have liked it even more.

        Pippa’s outfit is honestly SO BAD and I hate it even more now that I’ve read it was custom made.

      • minx says:

        That thing was custom made? Yikes.

      • Aurelia says:

        I know, where does one even buy such a horrid dress like PIppas???

    • MaryContrary says:

      I agree with you.

  8. TheOriginalMia says:

    I’m trying to figure out Kate’s hat. It almost looks like an intricate, embellished hair band. Her dress looks similar to others she has in the color. She looks good, happy and completely besotted with Louis. That’s sweet.

    Pippa’s dress is bad. Like why, Pippa? No.

    Meghan looked great. Love the hat. Love the color. Love the dress.

  9. minx says:

    Kate looks pretty but I hate those sleeves on any dress. I hope they’re not coming back but I’ve seen them too often recently.

    • Jas says:

      Unfortunately I think those sleeves are back.I noticed Anna Wintour’s daughter just got married in a dress with those ridiculous sleeves.

    • magnoliarose says:

      They are an unfortunate trend. It is the kind of detail that will look absurd in old photos

  10. Clare says:

    Does anyone else find the pouty shoulders on Kate’s dress a bit too frou frou on an otherwise nice dress?

    Also I love how the govt is falling to shit as we speak and gobbling up the media’s attention from the Cambridges. Will will not be happy. 😂

  11. Lilly says:

    I love the way the duchesses (Kate and Meghan look) and I’m glad to see Harry and Meghan holding hands. I have to admit that I miss messy bun and PDA, mainly as a sign of falling into a limiting structure. Yes, it’s a mandate, but I love their love.

  12. perplexed says:

    She looks thrilled to have this third kid. Never seen her look so genuinely happy.

    • Maria says:

      Kate loves being a mother. Good for her.
      That hat though! A big NO. Meghan looked the best of anyone, didn’t see George at all. Wished the damned Archbishop could have moved out of the way. I think I missed the Pippa shot. Was she walking with her brother or was she the one further back. I didn’t see Moderately Wealthy James or was he busy making terribly moderately serious money?

    • Elisa says:

      +1.
      IMO one of the reasons why she looks so happy and relaxed is because Meghan is directing a lot of attention – and pressure – away from her.
      So having Meghan on board is not making her more competitive but more relaxed.

  13. MCV says:

    It’s a british thing to not make the aunts and uncles the godparets of the child or is this personal thing they’re doing? In my country is ALWAYS the aunt or the uncle unless you don’t have brothers/sisters or you’re not close to them.

    • minx says:

      I said the same thing in the other thread, my siblings are my childrens’ godparents. It’s merely honorary because we’re not religious at all and two of my sibs have converted to other religions anyway. And I don’t give a sh*t, they are my beloved family members.

    • okay_then says:

      It’s not really a hard and fast rule that Godparents have to be family. Pretty normal for close friends/family friends to be Godparents too.

      • Heather says:

        American Catholic here. My god parents were my father’s best friend and his wife. My brother’s god parents are my mom’s cousins.

    • Nancy says:

      As a Catholic as well, it is expected the Godparents be of the same faith should for some reason, they are required to raise the child. Isn’t gospel, there are interfaith Godparents. I have a large family and we are all Godparents to our sibling’s kids. We have an unspoken pact. We know how they would want their child raised and I trust all of my sisters and brothers with my children’s lives.

  14. OriginalLala says:

    I like Kate’s fascinator, it looks so old school like something Anne Boleyn would wear.

  15. Abby says:

    Loved watching these clips. Kate is beaming and that baby is precious. I also like how Harry was holding Meghan’s hand. I like Kate’s dress and hair but it’s not my favorite hat. I loved all of Meghan’s outfit. Definitely needs to keep on with the clean tailored lines like this one and the yellow dress!

  16. Belluga says:

    Damn, I wish I’d put a bet on “new white McQueen with puffy sleeves” now! The odds would be terrible though…

    Kate looks very happy, but it does read as boderline manic in one or two photos!

    The children are darling.

    • Abby says:

      She looks fine in the video though. Just smiley, happy, proud, normal. I could hear the machine gun of the cameras as always so maybe they picked bad images.

  17. Mego says:

    Camilla looks good. Kate looks radiant. Harry and Meghan are their usual chic and sexy selves. Pippa. Dear God Pippa. What were you thinking with this outfit? A fugly buttony mess of a dress.

    • homeslice says:

      Pippa’s dress is so matronly…yuck. I think Kate looks wonderful, although I don’t love the hat.

  18. YankLynn says:

    Umm Henny, its really bad, in motion, in stills, however you look at Pippa’s dress there isn’t a view that will make it better :)

    I love the “different” color of Meghan’s dress and that hat looks great on her too. I saw that dress ID’d as a Ralph Lauren and it seems to suit her very well from what you can see in this short walk. Didn’t she wear something else from him recently. Shoes might be Lauren too ? They seem to match very closely.

    Carole was looking pretty bosomy in the cut of that dress so I’d have liked better bra support for that dress, but as a similarly aged woman I get the “I may be a Grandma but I still got some stuff to strut”

    • magnoliarose says:

      Lol Your last sentence made me giggle.

    • homeslice says:

      Carole appears to take care of her body and wears clothes completely counter productive to that. Her clothes are so ill fitting that they always look too tight and too short. What a shame with her resources! Also, I think she tries to dress too feminine. That frou, frou works for Cam, but I think Ma Mid would look so much better in tailored clothes, fitted properly.
      That travesty she just wore to Wimbledon looked like a bathing suit cover up!

    • Skipper says:

      Carole is tragic . So try hard

  19. Sharmi says:

    I think being really tall and using ridiculous head pieces to block everyone is Kate’s new fashion “thing”. If anyone wondering how Kate would cope with a more interesting woman on her turf…

    • minx says:

      Oh, are we starting on the Kate’s-too-tall thing?
      She should wear flats and no hats, amirite? But every other woman can wear what she pleases?

      • violet says:

        IKR? She’s 5’8″ and Meghan is 5’4″ therefore Kate is morally obligated never to wear tall hats in Meghan’s presence, let alone at an event that is totally and singularly about Kate’s child.

        Good lord.

      • minx says:

        And no heels! She should look frumpy, that’s her punishment for being tall.

      • Jessica says:

        @Violet

        Please stop claiming Meghan is 5’4. She’s clearly at least 5’6 and Kate is 5’9.

      • okay_then says:

        I really don’t think Meghan is 5’6. We’ve seen her in flats next to Harry and she only comes up to his shoulders.

      • Jessica says:

        Prince Harry is at least 6’2. That’s really tall. Prince Harry is noticeably taller than President Obama who is routinely measured at 6’1′ 1/2. I expect Meghan to be visibly shorter than him even at 5’6.

      • Nancy says:

        I don’t agree that Meghan is 5’6″. You’re being fooled by the stilettos she seems to always wear. She is very small, nothing wrong it, makes her look younger than 36. I don’t like olive green on this occasion….I was thinking of a martini…lol, or Olive Oil with those skinny legs. This is the joy of marrying Harry, you get to be critiqued by us commoners. Kate, as I stated above, looked gloriously happy. That smile said it all, she could have been wearing jeans, it was all about her face. Don’t come after me, I don’t dislike Meghan, she’s a newbie. I do love Princess Charlotte, she’s like my little Joey in her party dress, and baby janes. Little Dollie

      • okay_then says:

        Harry is hardly super tall, he’s 6’1.

      • minx says:

        My vote: Harry 6’ 1” tops. Meghan 5’ 4”—5’ 5” tops.

      • Jessica says:

        I see people purposely didn’t read my comment or just ignored it. Prince Harry is taller than President Obama* who is a confirmed 6’1 (possibly 6’1 1/2). Prince Harry is a lanky 6’2 and shorter than 6’4 Prince William.

        There’s no way Meghan is only 5’4. Not sure why people are so intent on making her (and Kate shorter). This isn’t personal btw so don’t act like I’m attacking anyone.

        *Google the image of PBO and PH at Kensington Palace in 2017.

      • whattodonow says:

        I’m not sure MM is 5’6. I’m 5’6 and when I wear 4″ heels next to my 6’4 brother my head reaches the same general area of the head that Meghan reaches when she wears 4″ heels next to harry. But I could be wrong. Who knows; height doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things anyway!

      • Nancy says:

        No biggie @Jessica. What difference does an inch or two make. She definitely shops in the petite department. 5’5, right in the middle. If she took off those spikes, I think you’d change your mind. Her height must bother her, or she wouldn’t always wear the stilts. I’m positive her official height would be 5’6, but I think they’re two inches off. JK. Who cares, right?

      • jan90067 says:

        Meghan’s height is listed as 5’7″. You can still be relatively tall and “petite”. They’re not exclusive (my SIL is 5’10″ and extremely tiny/small boned).

      • magnoliarose says:

        Meghan is not 5’4. She is tiny boned and a solid 5’6. Kate is not super tall. You can see her stand next to William in heels. She is 5’8, 5’9 at the most. The way you can tell is that she is always in wedges and heels but if you have seen her in flats her shorter legs are more apparent and so is her true height. Kate disguises her long torso. Compare to Diana or someone like Jerry Hall who wear/wore flats and they still look tall.
        I am a tall woman and I do take that into account if I am in front of people who are shorter than I am which is a lot of people. In heels I several inches over 6 feet.
        I had an issue with her Trooping hat AND standing in front. I don’t see the connection with her headpiece and her height here though.

    • whattodonow says:

      Sharmi, I really hope you’re being sarcastic……

    • okay_then says:

      Being tall is Kate’s new thing? What am I reading? lmao. Kate wasn’t blocking anyone. Meghan and Harry were waiting for them to go in first.

    • perplexed says:

      Aren’t they all wearing head pieces? Meghan’s hat looks big too.

      • minx says:

        She’s allowed to wear bigger hats because she’s shorter! 😂😂

      • Ms. Turtle says:

        The most ridiculous thing I’ve read today. How dare tall women pick hats that add height! Flats from now on, Kate. And only teeny tiny headbands!

        (I dislike this headband on her but I don’t think she laughed evilly as she was trying it on, “Yes, this will make me even taller than Meghan now!”)

      • minx says:

        Ms. Turtle—it’s not the first time we’ve heard that Kate’s height, hats and shoes are a plot to pull focus from everyone in the BRF.

      • Nancy says:

        If all it takes is a hat and heels @Ms Turtle, poor little Meghan doesn’t have a chance. If you’re wearing the right clothes, shoes, etc., you will be fine. But, what it takes for a little lady to take over the room is confidence and swag. Harry can help his wife out by dressing a little better himself. Blue is so not his color. I see him in tans, beige, brown, anything that doesn’t clash with his head!! Megs isn’t going to grow, so she better step up her game. No more olive green to a Christening in early July. Come on, my two year old knows better. *the outfit is adorbs, wrong month, wrong occasion*

    • Milla says:

      Well im sorry for being above average height…

      I do think Meg is shorter than listed. But there is nothing wrong with that. Kate and Meg are both wearing lovely head pieces, they both look great.

      I like Kate’s dress cos it’s traditional. I like Meg’s dress cos it’s minimalist. Still, i do think Meghan chose wrong colour and the suede shoes plus the gloves aren’t really for heat wave. But she looks amazing. The dress is great, it’s like the yellow one, she needs to stay away from too girly and too baggy clothes.

      • passerby says:

        Meghan was probably just returning the favor…. you know, the whole white…maybe pale yellow dress Kate wore to the wedding. :-/

  20. klc says:

    I never thought Kate look unhappy before until now, she looks happy now and it’s obvious she wasn’t before.

  21. TeamAwesome says:

    Kate looks beyond thrilled and just genuinely happy, which is lovely. George still can not be bothered with any of it, which is every little boy at that age everywhere.
    Pippa, what on Earth?????

  22. MaryContrary says:

    I think Kate’s hat is very 30s-and I don’t mind the puffy sleeves. She looks radiant. Hate Pippa’s dress-she has really horrible style. I liked the cut of Meghan’s dress and hate but loathe that color.

    • minx says:

      I think Meghan’s dress as more of a fall color, but I’m so happy to see her not wearing beige or that pale dusty grandma pink. And I love her more fitted dresses.

      • MaryContrary says:

        Yes-definitely over that dusty pink.

      • Nancy says:

        Thank you. I hadn’t gotten down this far before I posted above. I didn’t like the that shade of green in the summer. I wonder if she makes her own choices, or if they are made for her. In late September, October, the dress would have been fine.

      • okay_then says:

        After seeing the pics, I really dislike the colour. A nice summery colour would be so much nicer at a christening. Everyone was wearing light pastel outfits. I assume she makes her own choices.

    • JayneBirkinB says:

      Yes, very 1930′s hat shape. For comparison, look at the hat on the right in this image:

      https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/50/133676147_8ebc6d0249_b.jpg

      I think it works for her face shape, and everyone should relax. This is her style, in the same way that Queen Maxima loves gigantic picture hats.

  23. pattieboyd says:

    I think Kate borrowed the late Queen Mother’s hat and earrings. AWFUL.

  24. Starryfish29 says:

    Pippa’s dress is heinous, and apparently it’s custom which is a travesty. Kate’s dress looks the same as her trooping dress except with a v-neck. Love Meghan’s hat.

    • YankLynn says:

      Starryfish – I think there might some extra pouf in the poufy shoulder but I get what you’re saying about how similar. My thought was she has so many cream dresses, cream coats, cream coat dresses. Including ones that could look as dated as this poufy shoulder style so why not wear one of those. Well, she can wear this outfit to someone’s wedding next year and the Kate stans can all argue with us that its pale yellow …

      • Vava says:

        LOL

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        Even the DM is claiming Kate’s McQueen christening dress that she wore to the wedding was pale buttercup from the start. They’re re-writing history to excuse Kate wearing a shade of white to someone else’s wedding. On the side-by-side photos it’s so much the same dress that even if the wedding ensemble was new, they’re so identical that it really doesn’t matter.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I will never buy those reaching excuses. If someone has to tell you they aren’t wearing white then there is a problem when it is someone else’s wedding.
        Also, someone needs to curtail the buying of the same dresses with a tiny change over and over again. What is the point of that? It is a waste. We have seen this look a hundred times.
        SHE looks good and healthy though.

      • Nic919 says:

        🤣

  25. Laur says:

    She looks genuinely happy here, I really think she loves being a mum more than anything else. The hat is a bit cray cray though lol.

  26. Lexa says:

    Here’s a better look at Meghan’s outfit: https://twitter.com/mirrorjohnny/status/1016354478998638592?s=21

    It’s a lot of olive and I’m really curious about why she brought along matching gloves…?

    • minx says:

      Very chic! I love it. Maybe a tad too matchy matchy but I’ll gladly take it. I don’t get the gloves either.
      I rarely notice what he’s wearing, but does Harry always wear blue suits?

    • violet says:

      @Lexa – I was a little thrown off by the gloves, too. It’s really hot right now in England, I heard? Or has that passed off already?

    • LizB says:

      Wow wow wow. She looks great.

      • okay_then says:

        It’s still boiling here! Maybe she thought the gloves would look good but they look odd.

      • LizB says:

        @okay_then

        It’d be odd if she was wearing them.

      • minx says:

        Why carry them if you don’t think you’ll wear them? Seems unnecessary, especially in July.

      • LizB says:

        @minx

        I don’t know. Lots of royals do that. Anne was at an engagement within the past week and was also carrying gloves.

    • magnoliarose says:

      She looks very good. Well done Meghan.

    • historybuff says:

      The right kind of gloves are actually good in the summer. I’ve worn them, and they aren’t too hot. They soak up any sweat so you don’t give icky handshakes or stain delicate silk — like the christening gown.

      I suspect she’s just wearing the gloves as a finishing touch to the dress-hosiery-hat combo.

      • Nancy says:

        The gloves were green (even a darker shade) as well. If anything, I think they would have made her hands perspire more.

  27. Flying fish says:

    Meghan looks sophisticated, finally. This is spot on.

  28. Other Renee says:

    I absolutely love Kate’s entire look including the hat. It’s unique. Love Meghan’s look except for the color which screams military to me.

    • violet says:

      @Other Renee – I know I’m just mystified by the choice of color. Maybe she knew Kate and Camilla were going to wear cream and was looking for a neutral that would still stand out so the women of the family didn’t look like one big dish of sherbert!

  29. violet says:

    Kate looks extremely happy and very pretty, very much a royal mother. But it is the happiness and relaxation she is giving off that seems particularly special. I’m glad Kate is sticking to her own style and making it clear it is her style, take it or leave it. Charlotte looks adorable and as for the baby: good Lord, he is huge! I love the way Kate keeps looking down at him.

    I love love love Meghan’s hat – it is stunning! So feminine and elegant! But am so-so about the dress, which again goes for the belted waist and seems a little too loose and not quite fitting. But I’m sorry, I hate that color. I don’t know a single woman olive green flatters. It just drags down the face, makes the complexion sallow requiring tons more makeup to offset that, and always reminds me of hospital corridors. And I note that yet again it is a non-British designer.

    But the hat is dee-vine!

  30. okay_then says:

    Kate looks beautiful and happy! Cute little family, Charlotte is adorable.

  31. Canadian Becks says:

    The centre part makes Charlotte look quite different, to my eyes.

    Kate’s headband is very 1970’s Princess Margaret, no?
    Also something the Queen Mother wore in her 90th decade.

  32. Leyton says:

    Meghan looks fabulous. I don’t mind the dress on Kate but that headpiece is so…..Swedish!

    Pippa needs to burn that dress and slap whoever convinced her she looked good in it.

    Also , why do these people walk to terribly! That video of the god parents and the MIddleton’s made me cry. What is wrong with their feet/posture?

    • minx says:

      OMG I thought it was just me. They are all stomping into the church! Slow down, shoulders back, put your legs and feet together and walk nicely.

      • Redgrl says:

        Ah! I also thought there was an awful lot of tromping going on as they stomped in their church. What was up with that?!

    • Mego says:

      They walked like a herd of farm animals. The Royal Family know how to move gracefully but the rest 🧐

    • Agenbiter says:

      Has Kate found a role model in Princess Madeline?

    • Milla says:

      Actually the piece is very Russian. Before they got rid of the royals.

      I am still trying to figure out if i love Meghan’s look or is there something missing… I like the dress and the hat for sure. Now the colour is nice but maybe too wintery? Is it too much olive at once? Dunno. Maybe more pics will tell

      • magnoliarose says:

        I saw the Russian connection too. I was about to post that it reminded me of Russian portraits.

    • Agenbiter says:

      Part of Kate’s happiness may be that she’s putting the years of starving herself behind her. She still looks healthy post-pregnancy – hope it lasts.

      • minx says:

        Maybe that’s it. She looks blissfully happy, as others have said this is the happiest I’ve ever seen her. Hope we get more pics of Louis.

      • violet says:

        @Agenbiter – she may also be happy that the childbearing is behind her – this is the third child she wanted so much, so it means she’s gotten what she wanted in the way of family and those ghastly first trimesters are a thing of the past. I cannot imagine that at 36 and with her awful first few months she has any intention of having a fourth. Also, motherhood really seems to suit her.

      • Concern trolling at its most subtle

    • magnoliarose says:

      I noticed the clomping and lack of grace too. I wondered if they all had on ill fitting shoes.

      • Nic919 says:

        Normally I don’t notice that kind of thing but it was a bit obvious. It’s like some of them had never worn heels before.

  33. P says:

    God, Kate is soooooo boring

    • violet says:

      The happiness on her face and the way she looks at that baby is anything but boring, and fascinating isn’t her job, anyway. To some extent, reassuringly boring IS her job.

    • Jessica says:

      What do you expect from her at a christening?

      • P says:

        Not the same outfit as the two previous ones?

      • Nic919 says:

        Actually had she repeated her outfit from one of the previous christenings then she would have actually been recycling instead of another close but not the same outfit. Camilla wore an outfit she has worn in the past. Maybe it’s time to start getting Kate to do the same since she has 7 years of outfits to choose from.

  34. violet says:

    You know, everyone talks about Kate being a throwback fashion-wise but I think it’s really Pippa who is living in the 1950s, not Kate. I don’t get it. She’s got a terrific figure and a nice face, why the scones on the head and the frills and the patterns? Just – why?

    • perplexed says:

      Yeah, I was a little shocked at how bad Pippa’s outfit was.

      The rest look “safe” and “appropriate.” She looks weird.

  35. Vava says:

    I only watch these people out of fascination with how they all spend a lot of money on fashion. Kate is beaming and that’s good.

    The fashion award today from my perspective goes to Meghan. I love her ensemble and I think she looks good in that color. Perhaps she chose that because she didn’t want to stand out, but as far as being chic, she is the clear winner.

    The Middleton women on the other hand….. Pippa, just NO. Mother Middleton, I hope you didn’t pay much for that disaster of a dress, and finally Kate: no to the puffy sleeves and that atrocious head gear. That hat is giving me Duchess of Windsor vibes, or as another poster mentioned Anne Boleyn. Get rid of it, Kate! From what I can see of her McQueen dress, I hope she didn’t have to pay much for it because it is nothing special.

    The kids are all cute.

    • minx says:

      I’m in it for the fashion as well, and yes, Meghan looked wonderful. I hope she’s found her groove with these last two outfits—simple and well tailored to her figure.
      Kate’s never going to be a fashionista. She knows what she likes and gravitates towards certain silhouettes and styles. It’s her choice, although I would love to see her kick it up a notch because she’s tall and slender. As long as she keeps it simple and doesn’t wear too fussy outfits, I can live with it 😏

    • RoyalBree says:

      I’m here too for the women’s fashion and how they spend (waste) their money on it. And to say YAY! Meghan! At last, she has hit it out of the park with a gorgeous outfit that actually fits and suits her! Why can’t she do this more often? That yellow shoebox dress the other day was atrocious, especially given the cost. Today’s outfit was perfection — although I do quibble over the colour for a summer christening. And the the gloves are so awfully pretentious, especially in the middle of summer. Bet she never put them on.
      Kate looks lovely, I don’t mind the headgear too much, very 60s. Charlotte is a cute little doll and Pippa in that fug dress looks even more ridiculous than usual.

  36. Digital Unicorn says:

    Charlotte is the star of that family, the Fail has coverage of her shaking the Archbishops hand and she has it down alongside the royal wave. She is a confident little girl.

    I like Megs outfit, the colour looks great on her and Katie Keen is in her usual bland outfit that looks just like all the others she has.

    • Belluga says:

      Charlotte is a charmer. I just hope that she keeps her spirit and that it’s still praised as much by the press when she’s 13 as when she’s 3.

      • magnoliarose says:

        That is my fear for Charlotte. It would be a shame to see all that spirit drained from her. I have a soft spot for her. She reminds me of one of my daughters who is brimming with personality

      • Berry says:

        Agreed. I want her to stay spunky forever.

  37. Snap Happy says:

    I’m so bored of that shirt on George.

    • LizB says:

      Both the kids wear THE SAME DAMN THING. I mean, it was cute the first time, but really?

      • Snap Happy says:

        I just don’t get it. We see the kids so rarely in public you would think they would change it up. It’s like they have a uniform.

    • homeslice says:

      I wonder about that too. Maybe Kate spends so much, there’s nothing in the budget left for the kids…just kidding! Letizia’s girls always have beautiful outfits. I have quite an addiction for kids clothes…when my own start having an opinion, I’m going to be sad. On any given day, my kids are better dressed than me :)

      • Nancy says:

        I work from my home for the last three years. Currently I have my almost two year old girl at home with me during the day. We have fun. I change that child’s outfit whenever the mood strikes me. She loves it. They’re only little so long and I can only get away with dressing her like a Barbie for so long! I had a girl, boy, girl, now another of each in December, at 39 years old. Don’t make plans, God laughs at you!!!!

      • LizB says:

        The Spanish princesses are always dressed so nice! I love their style. More age appropriate than Lady Louise, imo.

        The Swedish kids are also dressed cute (although I’m getting tired of Alexander in CP hand-me-downs). I especially love Estelle’s outfits.

    • minx says:

      Especially Charlotte. I also had a boy first and then a girl and I went crazy dressing her! It’s her baby brother’s christening, I want to see her in some adorable new outfit.

      • Snap Happy says:

        Xmas, taking Louis home, Trooping, Christening all white/blue dresses. Is this an attempt at continuity or a passive aggressive move towards the press? I can’t imagine the access to cute outfits she would have for Charlotte.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I do not understand the way the children are dressed either. I am tired of that little boy in shorts. I know I know it is tradition but it looks really weird in 2018. I feel like they are really trying to follow old protocols like they are in love with the royal traditions from the 50s but it just looks dated and odd.
      I love dressing my children. A little too much maybe. lol

  38. Iknow says:

    Although I don’t care for Kate’s style, she does look very happy. I think this is the happiest she’s looked in a very long time. Good for her. Meghan looks great. The past two dresses have been clear winners for me. She should stay with varying colors with clean lines – simple, yet cut well.
    As for the kids, how different does Charlotte look with a middle part as opposed to a side one? She looks more like George with a middle part. She is adorable, just a true natural. I know it’s a British tradition, but I would love to see George in something more modern. Just my take
    Also, I agree with everyone that Pippa’s dress is really bad, but am I the only one who thinks she looks close to Carole’s age in the face. I can’t believe she’s only 34.
    On another note: my gossip loving self is truly curious about Meghan’s and Kate’s relationship. I am that person who is always looking for clues by their interaction. So far, we’ve not gotten much. I wonder if they’ve had enough time together to not be besties, but have an appreciation for the other. I hope so.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      All that time in the sun has aged the Middleton girls. The dowdy outfits don’t help. Kate has been dressed like a septuagenarian since not long after getting married. By the time she hits her 50s she’ll have a ton of closer-to-age-appropriate coat dresses to wear.

  39. Jayna says:

    Kate is beaming, very blissful. She looks great. I love, love. her headpiece.

    Meghan looks really great in her ensemble. The color is just okay, though.

    Pippa….oh, my. Dowdy comes to mind.

    The baby is precious.

    Charlotte has my heart. She is a scene stealer. LOL

  40. Sojaschnitzel says:

    I am not a kids person – I have no desire to have them and I cannot stand to be around them BUT the look on Kates face makes me so incredibly happy. That must be a really really wonderful feeling. She seems to enjoy being a mother so much. I am happy for her.

  41. IE says:

    What’s with Williams pants?

  42. Reece says:

    Kaiser the buttons are not the worst part of that dress.
    Pippa loves her a dropped waist. It looks good on her normally. That dress is idk what. It’s confused! It doesn’t know if it wants to be an empire or a dropped waist. I think all Pips sees is a dropped waist.
    But then the sleeves and the collar and the shoulder pads that you can see through the material!

    ETA: It actually has two pieces of material in the middle over her belly. wtf
    Also I don’t care what they called it that is not a hat Kate is wearing, it’s very elaborate headband. Her dress is pretty. It looks like a Kate/McQ dress. Meghan looks gorgeous

  43. Rainbow says:

    Kate’s headpiece looks to have been inspired by a Russian kokoshnik. I would wear that in a heartbeat. She looks great, just glowing with happiness.

    Meghan looks really good, too. Just not sure about the colour of her outfit with all the creams and pastels on others’.

  44. Shannon says:

    I think Kate and Meghan looked beautiful – I LOVE that shade of olive Meghan wore, and Kate looks so happy. Charlotte’s outfit was adorable to me. Pippa’s dress made me laugh, it is pretty awful but the worst dress, imo, was Lucy Middleton’s. I’d never heard of her until today but holy sh!t that dress is fug.

  45. perplexed says:

    I think Kate’s headpiece looks like a prettier version of whatever it was that Anne Hathaway wore on her head at her wedding. Maybe this is what Anne should have gone with instead…

  46. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Kate looks fine. Another dress nearly identical to something she already owns. But her happiness is apparent and that’s a wonderful thing.

    Meghan looks wonderful if a bit dark for summer. She should stick with this style.

    Pippa’s dress is very close to Kate’s dress from her own wedding only way, way uglier. Yikes. Carole doesn’t look too much better. James Midds always gives me the creeps. I don’t know why but something about him gives off bad vibes.

    Charlotte is everything here. She has such a spunky personality and I’ll bet she rules the roost at home. It’s so unfortunate that George keeps ending up in that William throwback shirt in different sizes. Can Kate put him in something that isn’t a copy of one of Will’s childhood outfits? Poor kid.

  47. Jayna says:

    Regarding Meghan’s height and the conversation posted earlier, Meghan is 5’4″ and no taller. I’m her height.

    • homeslice says:

      I actually thought she was 5’2, like me :)

      I feel for her a bit in the clothing dept, it’s harder for shorties to dress well, IMO. I’ve had issues myself.

      I really hate this olive dress. She looks very out of step with the summer colors there. She should have saved this one for fall. Pippa wins worst dress however…I mean, I hope she burns that when she gets home.

      • Scram says:

        She’s not 5’2″ she’s just around tall people which makes her look shorter. IA she’s 5’4″ or 5’5″ at the tallest and that’s average height. I don’t understand the need to make her taller, but I also don’t understand people acting like she’s a midget. She’s the same height as many actresses, it’s her figure and proportions that are difficult. Boxy waist, short torso, and very thin limbs. The cut of clothes doesn’t always flatter her and it’s not what we’re used to seeing (look at how off people like Elizabeth Olsen and Chloe Moretz look on the red carpet) so it often looks wrong to us imo.

    • violet says:

      @Jayna – I agree. Even if you bring Harry down to a reasonably tall 6’1″, if you see her in high heels next to him, with a hat, she barely comes to his shoulder. I think comparing her to Harry in full regalia is more accurate than comparing her to Kate, given all the hair stuff and different heels and such. She just doesn’t look 5’6″ let alone 5’7″. But I don’t get the rush to insist she’s taller. What is wrong with being petite and delicate? It’s as nice a look as being statuesque. In fact, I could wish she played her delicate frame up more.

    • Wetzi says:

      yeah 5’4″ is a good guess, but i would say more like 5’2″ judging by the pics of Ascot and on the balcony (Trooping) she even looked shorter than the York Princesses.

  48. Mego says:

    eeeee! Meghan’s hair was in a ponytail!! Swoon

  49. harla says:

    Kate’s headdress reminds me so much of Wallis Simpson’s.

    https://www.theweddingsecret.co.uk/magazine/iconic-wedding-dresses-wallis-simpson/

  50. Monique Barrow says:

    Kate face looks great but I’m going to need her to get out the cream white outfits also what’s with the blue for William and Harry the kids look great but blue once again. Carole normally looks great but not so much Poppa dress is horrible but I love Meghan’s look the olive really goes with her skintonr and I love the hat

  51. FuefinaWG says:

    OK; I’ll say it: What is going on with Kate’s forehead. That woman has the lines of a 60 year old. Kate is not aging well. Maybe she should consider Botox. Yep; I said it.

    • okay_then says:

      She stops the botox when she’s pregnant, but I think she looks really radiantly beautiful here.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      Kate’s been doing Botox for years. The telltale bunny lines are always there. Combined with years of sunworshipping (and I believe she’s a smoker), she’s not aging well. Neither is Pippa.

    • ladida says:

      Three kids in four years will do that to you.

    • Wetzi says:

      Kate is 36, so she has the face of a 36 years old women. She looks perfectly fine. Facial lines are not exclusive for old people.
      I wish people would stop telling women they look too old or too young or whatever. There is no rulebook how we have to look at every age.

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        She looks like a 36-year-old woman who hasn’t been kind to her skin. All the sun damage and smoking, plus the effects of Botoxing for so many years and then letting it go have done a number on her. She has premature aging, as does Pippa. I’m 35 and take good care of my skin. So do many other women and we don’t look in our 50s like Kate does. Her heavy makeup doesn’t help.

  52. Hyacinth Bucket (AKA JustBitch) says:

    Hate Kate’s dress. Love that she’s just so happy !!! She does love having kids. Love her head piece. Meghan – always looks divine – as does Cam, but for her age group.

    Pippa – always a dress tragedy with that gal – IMO never gets it right -did you see the hideous see through cotton jammy she wore a week or so ago? She’s carrying low- a boy? Also low maybe because she’s got sucha LONG torso?

    Momma M (aka momma K of England) 0- also the elevated waste line – and weird (almost rouching?) – not a good look for her.

    George looks just like Michael and Kate looks just like Michael when he was young – but why doesn’t George look like Kate from her baby pictures?

    I think Charlotte loves the pictures – at least from what I saw she turned toward them …

  53. ladida says:

    I am not a fan of this dress on Meghan. The paneling and belt make it look budget, like something from JC Penney or Sears. But the top part is nice and I like the color.

  54. Katebush says:

    Kate looks beautiful here. Not so sure about the style of the hat/fascinator, it does look like something the Swedish royals would wear.
    I think Meghan also looks great, clean lines suit her much better than flouncy frills and buttons. I hope she continues to wear this sleek sort of look.
    I didn’t like the colour for a summer christening though. Looked a bit somber.
    Pippas dress was fug!

  55. Sofia says:

    A pale green, like Doria wore to the wedding, would have been more appropriate on Meghan. The suede pumps and gloves are inappropriate for this weather. The dramatic hat makes her look like a telenovela villainess, especially when you notice that she’s doing a sexy-strut walk. It’s a great outfit, but not for this heat or occasion.

    • violet says:

      @Sofia – I get your points (although I am totally in love with the hat, and I don’t think it is that dramatic, I think it is the strange colour and all the matchy match accessories that make it look that way) – but I do think the October-ish outfit complete with leather gloves is a bit puzzling. But what does grate a bit is seeing her next to Harry and his blue suit and bright blue tie, which I’m assuming is a nod to the baby’s gender? They look as if each one thought they were going to a different event.

      • Fo Realist says:

        I think Meghan got the days mixed up, she should have worn this Prince Louis Christening outfit tomorrow for the RAF 100th.

    • homeslice says:

      I mean WTH with the gloves???? That’s so odd.

      • LizB says:

        Anne did an engagement a few days ago and she also had gloves – didn’t wear them, but held them in her hand. Seems to be a normal royal thing to do.

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        Gloves were normal where I grew up and used to be required for anything considered formal or semi-formal. Certainly a must for church occasions, and I think the same rules applied in the UK. HM still wears gloves and so do Anne and Máxima. Anne wore gloves to the Thistle service and the university thing she did the other day. I honestly wish gloves would make a comeback. Might cut down on sickness among the masses. Meghan appears to be doing the New Look revisited. I think I like her matching gloves.

    • Lizabeth says:

      @Sofia…I’m told suede shoes are worn in spring and summer in the UK. Where I live in the US, suede is for fall/winter shoes. But people say it’s too wet in the UK except in spring and summer to wear them. Kate wears suede courts in warm months and they aren’t always nude colors. She’s worn red, black, blue and I think grey suede in summer.

  56. perplexed says:

    The Archbishop has on the biggest hat of them all and is hiding everybody! Forget Kate’s hat. I can’t see Charlotte shaking his hand because his robe and his hat are hiding everything!!!!!

  57. artistsnow says:

    Wonderful view of the whole family filing into the Christening, no Archbishop butting in. Everyone looks radiant. Except Pippa. :-{ Maybe it’s her shoes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIMLkAuQt7w

    • minx says:

      Oh, that’s a much better video, thank you for it.

      • artistsnow says:

        Charlotte is amazing to watch. So alert and inquisitive but definitely not fooled by all the pomp and circumstance. Perhaps she is most like TQ. lol

      • homeslice says:

        Thanks for that! They all look better in motion. I am wondering why did Harry and Meg come last like that? That was weird to have them hanging behind Kate. I would think William and Kate would come last, as they would probably want to exchange niceties with the bishop? Anyway, I loved Meg’s ponytail, very chic!

    • LizB says:

      I love the blue and gold cleric. Such beautiful vestments!

  58. passerby says:

    Loving Meghans’ low ponytail!

  59. SparkleFan says:

    I don’t know if someone has already mentioned this but are they keeping Meghan out of the loop with their colour coordination? The main people seem to be all wearing blue except Meghan. The same thing happened at the Trooping of the Colour.

  60. PrincessK says:

    Meghan looks lovely and I don’t like green but she wore that colour to try not to upstage Kate.