Duchess Meghan wore black/navy Dior to the RAF 100th anniversary event

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force

The royals came out in full force today for a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force. The ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey, and I vaguely remember that there was some Twitter back-and-forth last week about how some people were going and some people weren’t. Like, it felt like the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge weren’t always 100% on attending, but at the end of the day, both ladies did attend with their husbands. Meghan looks like a bride who just saw her husband in his RAF uniform for the first time and now wants to make a baby with him (while he wears the uniform).

As for the ladies wore… I can’t say I’m keen (!!) on Meghan’s RAF Widow look. This occasion was supposed to be dignified and conservative, for sure, and I don’t have a problem with Meghan wearing black in general… but the look here just doesn’t seem to “match” the occasion. Her black party dress is Dior. Again with the boatneck too – she’s trying to make that her signature. I’m fine with the boatneck. All together though, Meg looks like she’s attending the funeral of a famous fashion designer. Oh, her hat is Stephen Jones. Update: some of you are saying this is navy. It probably is, but it photographs as black in a lot of photos.

Meanwhile, Kate wore yet another version of the same McQueen coatdress. She must have about ten versions of this same coat in various whites, creams and pastels. Her hat is by Sean Barrett. I’m also including photos of the Queen, the Countess of Wessex, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles.

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Jess says:

    this entire looks is a win from head to toe 😍😍😍

  2. Cidy says:

    It looks like peppy funeral attire. I’m not digging the whole boatneck thing either. It’s not a great look.

    Kate looks normal, it looks like everything else she wears in a different shade. That humungous ring always makes me do a double take lol it looks like costume jewelry that my niece plays with. Like a brooch on her finger lol.

  3. Melania says:

    I love Meghan’s dress. She’s stunning.

  4. Runcmc says:

    I looooove Meghan and she’s by far my favorite royal, but the black dress + hat surrounded by everyone else’s color choices kind of makes her look like a Disney villian. A hot Disney villian though? Kate…wears the same thing all the time. To be fair, I honestly think those coat dresses look awesome on her! It’s boring but she looks nice.

    • Milla says:

      At first glance i thought it was navy. And i wish it was.
      I love mint on Kate. So I’m gonna take Kate’s colour of the dress and Megan’s fit and there… Perfect outfit

    • Swack says:

      It’s almost like she is trying to be opposite everyone else. Yesterday thought it was strange that everyone else was wearing white/cream while she wore olive.

      • Nancy says:

        I said the same thing Swack. I don’t know how hot it is there, but it’s in the 90′s or close to where I am, and I can sweat looking at her. There are better ways to develop a signature for yourself, other than running east when the crowd is going west.

      • Swack says:

        @Nancy – where I’m at we’re reaching heat indices of 105+. We had no spring it was like we jumped from winter to summer. Most of it in the 90′s. I can sweat looking at her also.

      • PrincessK says:

        At the christening she did not want to steal Kate’s thunder.

      • Nancy says:

        Swack: Lord it is HOT. My daughter and I just got home and man that AC feels fabulous. I could have used Meghan’s green gloves to mop the sweat, hahaha. Tomorrow, in the Cleveland area anyway, it’s supposed to cool down a bit. Yeah trump, there’s no global warming. We have two seasons now frigging bitter cold winter or hell burning summer. F him. PrincessK……no, she wasn’t trying to steal Kate’s thunder. Did you see Kate’s face. Meghan could have gone streaking and not taken away that joy. She will have her turn, sure it’s almost baby time. Tick tock, she’s not getting any younger to START a family.

    • Elle says:

      I so agree. Megan has the type of figure that can make anything look good but her choices are all so mismatched for the occasions. The party dress doesn’t fit the occasion, the color is way off and she does stand out for all the wrong reasons. I can’t even tell you how much I hate the shoes mismatched with black dress and purse.

    • Masamf says:

      @Swack, I don’t think she calls them up to find out what color they’ll wear and then pick the opposite. I think she is just trying too hard to not seem like she is stealing the show. I think Meghan knows that whatever she wears, at this point she will be the center of attention so my conviction is that she is trying to stay low key, that way no accusations of being attention hungry.

      • Belluga says:

        I agree with this. When other royals are around, which they have been for 90% of her post-wedding engagements, she wouldn’t need to wear a very bright colour to be accused of attention seeking. Some people said her olive dress yesterday was an attempt to hog the limelight and I can’t think of a less “look at me!” colour!

        We’ll see how Ireland goes, since that’s just her and Harry and is a bit less formal.

      • Nancy says:

        I don’t buy that. If her dress was a lighter, softer color, she’d hardly be stealing the thunder. She would be dressing appropriately for the occasion and season. Maybe in December, she will wear pastels! JK

      • notasugarhere says:

        I agree she’s just picking classic and sombre, so navy is a good choice for this.

      • Nic919 says:

        So are we going to rip on Princess Anne for wearing a brown dress? This is getting crazy. She wears a light pink dress and it’s too pastel, now she wears navy dress for a military commemoration and it’s too dark. It’s one thing to comment on whether or not the colour works on her, but the constant criticizing that that Meghan is unable to dress for the occasion when clearly she is goes beyond nitpicking.

      • Snowflake says:

        Yeah, i think she’s going with the clean classic look. It’s the right choice imo. And maybe she just likes dark rich colors becsuse they look better on her? Reaching pretty hard when youre criticizing her color of clothing Nancy.

      • Nancy says:

        Nic919. Nobody is watching Princess Anne. All eyes are on the newlywed Meghan. When she does it right, she gets thumbs up all around. She’s married to royalty and until and unless that no longer is the case, she will be critiqued. It’s not personal, just ladies voicing opinions….the purpose of this website. I’m with Kaiser, the dress looks black to me and yesterday’s olive green was perfect for October. But tomorrow, she will knock it out of the park!!!

      • notasugarhere says:

        Nancy you’re continuing to complain that Meghan’s dress is too dark, while ignoring the Princess Royal (who is in line to the throne herself) who is wearing brown. And Duchess of Gloucester in navy. And Princess Michael in black and red.

    • bonobochick says:

      It isn’t Black. It’s navy blue. You can see it here: https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1016704089009385473

      And others were wearing dark colors.

  5. OriginalLala says:

    I love a man in a good uniform (hello sailor!) but Harry’s is not hot at all, and I usually find him pretty hot.

    The shape of Meghan’s dress is nice but I don’t like the colour or the neckline, Its the only neckline she wears now?

  6. Rainbow says:

    Meghan looks too severe, especially next to the Queen and the others wearing light colours. This outfit would be better at Remembrance Day ceremony.

    Kate is Kate. This is her look now and I must say, for her it works. Even the big brooch is a good addition to the outfit.

    Sophie looks the best.

    • Masamf says:

      Is Meghan the only one wearing a bespoke designer dress?

      • Masamf says:

        I was trying to understand the comment “Meghan’s outfit is bespoke, she is racking up those numbers” with no mention of all the other ladies’ bespoke and expensive outfits..

      • Rainbow says:

        I never said Meghan’s is bespoke. But it is Dior. It’s still expensive no matter how you look at it. Do we always have to rag on Kate every time we comment on Meghan’s expenses? Kate is a notorious spendthrift. Everyone should know that by now.

        They’re all wearing bespoke except Sophie (maybe). This lot never misses an opportunity to spend taxpayers’ money. They’re all the same.

        Kate’s is like a uniform. This is her look now for royal family events. Gone are the lace dresses and printed dresses. She’s like the Queen. Always wear the same cut and style. You can never mistake Kate for copying anyone else with these McQueen dresses. She’s made this boring look her own.

      • Masamf says:

        @Rainbow, I didn’t mention Kate not even once in my post, you did. So I don’t get where you come from accusing me of “always have to rag on Kate every time we comment on Meghan’s expenses”. If you are going to comment on Meghan “racking up those numbers”, yes you need to take ALL of them to task about doing the same, otherwise it starts looking like you just singling out Meghan for whatever reason your reason is. Regardless of Kate being notorious for her spending, still they ALL wore bespoke expensive outfits, so its not just Meghan and if you gonna call her out, then they all deserve your mention. And yes, that includes Sophie too.

      • Jan90067 says:

        Meghan’s is bespoke Dior. The SS18 collection, I believe. The original has a slim, pencil silhouette, but with the same neckline and sleeves.

    • Becks1 says:

      Also Kate’s brooch is RAF related – it has do with her position with the RAF.

    • Honey says:

      I remember thinking that Kate’s outfits were too girly and immature for her role during her first year but that those choices were reflective of her relative lack of work experience. Meghan is struggling too. Her clothes are beginning to fit much better (thank you!) and we are beginning to see a bit more color (thank you!) but she is struggling nontheless. Where Kate lacked the overall life experience, I thought to make better choices given her age and role, I think Meghan is struggling with the overall look and feel for each of the occasions. She hasn’t found the Goldilocks spot yet but I think/hope that she’ll get there (Kate too).

    • Mac says:

      The brooch used to be given to the top RAF female cadet, but a few years ago they switched to a sword, which is what is awarded to the top male cadet. It looks nice on her. I think she is old enough to start wearing more substantial bling.

  7. starryfish29 says:

    That definitely reads as navy to me. Whatever the color, I’d like the entire look in my closet please. As for Kate, if you’re going to have the same dress in a million colors, for the love of god at least make it a cute one. That coat dress is some seriously matronly fug.

    • harla says:

      Can we share, please?! While I admit to having multiples of the same t-shirts, I certainly don’t have multiples of the exact same, high end, bespoke dress. I can only imagine Sarah Burton’s frustration when Kate orders yet another identical coat dress only in a different color rather than try something new.

      • Starryfish29 says:

        Of course we can share! I really don’t get the Kate/McQueen relationship; I get why she’d want to be associated with their fashion cred, but honestly since she started wearing them it feels like the brand has lost any semblance of it’s avant- grade reputation. Everything she wears from them is such basic boring rich lady stuff, and you hardly see any other celebs wearing edgier stuff from the label anymore; Sarah Burton is clearly skilled, but her design philosophy has definitely killed my love of the brand. It seems Burton was better as the right hand woman than she is as the label head.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Do not get me started on McQueen these days. I loathe what has happened and I hate that Kate makes it all look like boring clothing for 65 year olds in 1973. If they weren’t going to keep the spirit of Alexander alive they should have just forgotten it and moved on.
        Dressing a royal like this is just not what he was about.

    • Masamf says:

      ITA. This dress is navy blue in some pictures but appears as gray/black or off black in others but I believe its more navy blue than black.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I like Meghan’s look. I had to see it from different angles. It reads as charcoal to me but whatever it is I like it. I like that she is trying different color schemes (who wrote that summer is the seasons of pastel parades?) and flattering lines. I like that her shoes are lighter than her dress and I like that her hat doesn’t look like a cupcake for heads.

  8. Abby says:

    I like Meghan’s outfit! I laughed at the “widow” description though. I would have loved some statement jewelry of some kind though! A brooch, like every other lady here?? Maybe some colored shoes, if that’s allowed. But this is much better than some of her other outfits. Again, I love the fitted, tailored pieces she’s been wearing this week. And I need that fascinator. Need somewhere to wear it. Her hair looks great with the hat. Just a trim, tailored look all around. I would wear that dress.

    Everyone else looks fine too. I would not be able to wear Kate’s dress for a couple of decades (I’m 34) but… whatever. She looks comfortable.

  9. Darkbloom says:

    Meghan looks stunning! Re the color, it’s confirmed as navy. It does read as black though in pictures.

  10. Digital Unicorn says:

    I love Megs whole outfit, it is so Hepburn. Katie Keen looked like a middle aged housewife next to her. Why oh why does she insist on wear the SAME style of dress coat to everything. Pale pastel colours do nothing for Kate, she looks better with darker reds, greens and blue.

    But am sure Megs will get slated for her look.

  11. BendyWindy says:

    I hate Meghan’s shoes; love everything else.

    I also like Sophie’s dress a lot. Chevrons!

  12. Lizabeth says:

    I think Meghan’s dress may be a dark navy. In lots of outdoor pictures the hat clearly has a blue base. And in daylight the dress looks blue when seen against mens dark suits.

    I wish Kate had worn this bespoke version of her many McQueens to the wedding. Unlike what she wore, it’s so clearly not white/cream.

  13. Maria says:

    Not keen on the black dress. Kate’s dress is the exact repeat of the yellow wedding dress, the pink trooping dress last year, and the white dress she wore at Charlotte’s wedding. A bit much.

  14. Jane says:

    Love the black dress on Meghan. It is the summer of the collarbone.

  15. BaronSamedi says:

    I love Meghan’s whole look. It seems like she found herself and now Kate is hosed.

    • Ms. Turtle says:

      Why is Kate “hosed”? These kinds of comments always perplex me. Because one woman has found her style footing means another woman will now what? Be forever compared unfavorably? Is there not room to think both women look fine? Kate has a specific style. It clearly isn’t approved of by most on this site, but she seems not to care. She found her own style years ago and I doubt she will change because of Meghan. This pitting two women against each other is ugly.

      • Nancy says:

        They do the same thing in Hollywood. Kate has no worries. People can mock her clothing, style, whatever…she’s going to be married to the King and in all likelihood, later on in life, the mother of the King. Meghan is Aunt Meg who comes to tea with silly Uncle Harry. It’s all about birth order. So, either William won by being first born, or lost, depending upon how badly they seek the throne. Granny won’t let go at any cost. Sucks to be Charles.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Nancy don’t let your biases show or anything. lol
        It will be a very long time before William can even contemplate a throne. He is second in line so this whole excuse that one day this or that makes no sense. We are talking about what is today.
        After Brexit the entire BRF will be hard to sell to the public. When TQ is no longer alive a lot of goodwill will go with her.

        @Mrs Turtle
        There is room for both to look fine. I agree. But I can’t pretend to like a look just to keep things even. I don’t see Meghan’s successes as Kate’s failures or visa versa. I think those stand all on their own.

      • Nancy says:

        Mags: I don’t have a preference for either women. Yesterday, Kate knocked me out with her joy at the Christening of her son. Maybe it is because I’m vulnerable now, still in a semi haze over my brother’s death while carrying twins of my own. Even though Meghan is close to my age, she seems like a kid. I never had a thing for Harry like a lot of women do, not a ginge gal. But whatever, they’re great. Like I said the other day, I wish we had our own royalty so we wouldn’t have to fawn over another countries royals. We will never be Royals…courtesy of Lorde!!!

    • homeslice says:

      I guess I don’t understand why Kate is “hosed”? From the look of Kate yesterday, she looks like she is living her best life. Why can’t they both just be different from each other?

    • Masamf says:

      I don’t know what @BaronSamedi meant by “Kate is hosed” and it seems not many do understand. So I’ll refrain from attacking the poster because I know not what they meant.

    • perplexed says:

      I think both are well-dressed women. Neither are lighting the world on fire, but I don’t think either is inappropriately dressed like Madonna at Event X. I think they’re both dressing like they’re supposed to for their roles. To be honest, I think they dress…similarly. I don’t see much of a difference — they both look like they’re following a dress code (i.e “appropriate.” slightly conservative, and not something that Kim Kardashian has ever heard of. And if I had to choose, I’d choose how they dress over whatever Kim Kardashian and her family are selling at Sears).

  16. Beth says:

    Meghan would’ve looked better in something with color. That pretty yellow dress got me thinking she might have realized blah colors didn’t look that great.Nude pumps must be a duchess fashion regulation or they wouldn’t wear them with every single outfit

  17. Sam says:

    Nah,Meghan was always going to attend,her name was on the list last week.Kate decided to at the last minute.
    Her dress is also dark navy from the pictures not black.
    Love the whole look and her hat game is getting so much better,I like it

  18. Belluga says:

    Kate’s 4 for 4 on new McQueen at her most recent public appearances (wedding, Trooping, christening, RAF service) and 2 of those were the coat dress she must have in about 6 colours by now. Let’s talk mixing it up, love.

  19. Thatsallfolks says:

    First the mushed peas monstrosity, now the black widow look. Girl needs help.

  20. Annie says:

    Enough with the boat necks, Meghan! i think Meghan looks good in full skirts, though. And this dress fits her nicely. The color isn’t right for the occasion compared with the other ladies.

    I like Kate’s look, as I do the other women. Kate is a bit boring, yes, but Meghan’s boat necks are fast becoming the same.

    And I just want to mention how refreshing it is seeing unbotoxed, filler-free women.

    • Sam says:

      Kate has been wearing the same style McQueen for the past 7 years,Meghan’s boatneck is only less than 2 months…ok

      • Mei says:

        I’m so with you @Annie. Yes it can be your ‘signature’ but 4 outfits in such a short space of time with the exact same neckline doesn’t have to happen. It’s such a different neckline which makes it even more obvious (even if it isn’t a conscious choice when picking the outfit), plus everyone remembers her wedding dress as it was so recent.

        @Sam Not saying that Kate doesn’t need to change it up because lord knows it’s been said for YEARS, but I don’t feel like she’ll ever change now and we kinda have more hope for Meghan.

      • savu says:

        @mei I’m totally with you. Great that she wants this to be her “thing”, but ya gotta cultivate it over time. When it’s this quick, it comes off more like a phase than a signature.

  21. Busyann says:

    I first I was a little surprised that she went with black, but looking at other photos, I think this is actually navy? It doesn’t matter though, it’s gorgeous and looks great on her.

  22. wheneight says:

    Anyone else super over the nude shoe trend? I think it’s so ugly. It just makes me do a double take because I think the person is barefoot. I really don’t get it, what’s the point of wearing expensive shoes that just blend into the background? Is it supposed to make you look taller or something? Someone please explain this to me.

  23. Jayna says:

    I like Meghan’s dress. She’s finally wearing things she’s not swimming in, properly fitted, and it makes a difference.

    I love the color of Kate’s dress.

  24. Becks1 says:

    Meghan looks wonderful. I love the boatnecks on her – this sounds weird, but I personally really like my collarbone/shoulder area, so I am drawn to boatneck/bateau collars as well, so I’m with Meghan there, ha.

    Kate looks nice in general, but she really does have that dress in several colors, or similar dresses in that exact color, etc. She needs to branch out a bit.

    • harla says:

      I agree Becks1, the bateau/boatneck lines really works for Meghan, highlighting her long, beautiful neck.

    • jan90067 says:

      I love boatnecks for that reason, too. My collar bone/shoulders look so much more “delicate” than the rest of me lol. I have a lot of tops that showcase them. Nothing wrong with that. You find what works for you. What would be wrong if this becomes Meg’s signature, just as coat dresses are Kate’s, long coats/dresses in bright colors are TQ’s, etc.

  25. Bea says:

    Meghan’s dress is navy which also explains her choice of nude color shoes that I’m not a fan of with this dress. I love the shape of the dress, though. It’s a new look for Meghan and it’s nice to see her try a different silhouette.

    Kate’s standard uniform is fine but it’s boring.

  26. Mego says:

    I love Meghan’s dress all except the colour for Summer. It’s Fall/Winter colour but she looks like she is having a great time playing dress up. Sophie looks good and I thought Anne Princess Royal looked really lovely in her outfit. Kate looked nice and I appreciate the fact that although a tad matronly her outfits look a heck of a lot better and more dignified than younger years. As well her hair looks so much better not flying around her face. She looks so good and healthy at this weight and I hope she doesn’t go back to that extreme thinness she was.

  27. Aang says:

    I’m reading a book about the year 1947 right now and just read about Dior and the “new look”. I absolutely love this silhouette and I think it suits her. And as someone that owns a closet full of black I’ll never complain about black for any occasion.

  28. Hkk says:

    I so don’t want to be one of those people looking for trouble. I love MM but does she basically ask permission to hold hands/arms with her husband when they are in public as royal family? That seems so demeaning. :(

    • harla says:

      I don’t think she asks permission, I think she does it because she wants to and Harry certainly doesn’t seem to mind :)

      • jan90067 says:

        Harry reaches for her hand just as often as she does his. They are still in the Honeymoon stage, and they’re mad for each other. I love this! We’re so used to seeing K & W who are usually so stiff with each other in public (to the point where, up to this last pregnancy) he wouldn’t even help his heavily pregnant wife up/down stairs!

        I say GO FOR IT M & H! Love it up, and any “protocol”, written or unwritten, be damned! lol

    • Masamf says:

      I noticed that when she touched his elbow, he “conveniently” placed his fingers on his coat buttons so she hooked her hand in his. Soon after she let his arm go and placed her clutch in that hand, he dangled his arm. I don’t think she asks for permission.

    • notasugarhere says:

      No permission needed. Charles and Camilla also hold hands and are openly affectionate while on the job. Charles is always reaching out for her, calling her His Darling Wife, etc. They are not forbidden to show PDA; William and Kate choose not to.

  29. kate says:

    I would not have worn black for this occasion but I love the dress and the HAT. YES. And the impeccable fit if that Dior dress really shows how much her wedding dress did not fit. SMDH at Givenchy.

  30. Ninks says:

    I think they all look fine.

    It does make me laugh to think that for the past two months Meghan has been attending loads of events showcasing how great and wonderful and mighty Britain is, lots of traditional stuff highlighting the power and majesty of the British royals. Then this week she’s travelling to Ireland and her visit will include the site where the British army opened fire on a crowd attending a football match and killed 13 innocent people and one of the players, and the famine museum where she’ll learn all about how centuries of British rule, negligence, racism, and ethnic cleansing led to one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of the 19th century. It’s a different side to the family and the institution she’s married into.

  31. Belluga says:

    Ok can we talk about whatever the heck The Queen is wearing? She so very rarely gets it wrong, but I’m not a fan of this. I think it’s the dupion silk…

  32. cee says:

    Why does Kate insist on having the same designer coat in different shades and with minimal tweaks? I swear she owns at least 20 coats by McQueen in different shades and with some minimal differences in the sleeve and neckline. Too much money she can’t think what to spend it on.

  33. Iknow says:

    If you open my closet, all you will see is black. As a lover of all things black, I am loving the hell out of Meghan’s dress. She looks stunning. I’m not a fan of the shoes, but I doubt she’s allowed to make a statement with a colored shoes. The tailoring is also well down and she looks as if she knows it. This is Meghan’s lane and she should stick to it. Kate as usual, looks the same. Even down to her hair. It’s the same dress!

  34. artistsnow says:

    hahahahahaha,
    Poor Meghan. She can never get it right for you all. Too dark, too light, too long, wrong color, too loose, too short, wrong shoes. lol

    That girl is so gorgeous and so in love she could wear a sack dress to church and it wouldn’t matter.

  35. April May says:

    Meghan was always attending, it was Kate who was never meant to, until she showed up today. I can’t believe she has yet another version of this coat dress. Why not wear they light blue one to the wedding. At least it’s not photographing white. Agree that Meghan’s should have been in a lighter colour. It’s lovely but a bit dark. Adore her hat/fascinator. Its amazing.

    • whatever says:

      Kate was always attending too. The BRF released as press release about a couple of weeks ago detailing which members of the family were going to attend, Kate was on there..

      • Nic919 says:

        The first press release didn’t not include Kate. Check Gert’s Royals on Twitter and on June 28 it notes only that Harry, Meghan and William would be attending. Gert is not a “hater” and takes her information from the press releases. Kate was only added later on.

      • Lizabeth says:

        I don’t think so. Every media outlet is also referring to Kate’s attendance as a “surprise.”

      • Belluga says:

        The press release I saw had The Queen, Charles, Camilla, William, Harry, Meghan, Andrew, Edward and Sophie. No Kate, her attendance was announced this morning.

      • Vogue says:

        The press release a couple of weeks ago did not include Kate’s name, however her name was listed in the church programme. Church programme’s are printed in advance so I think it was always expected that she’ll be there. As she’s officially on maternity leave they probably didn’t want to announce anything in advance. Kind of like William showing up for the Anzac day service during his paternity leave even though he wasn’t listed as attending.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Kate decided last minute for whatever reason. It could be that PR wise TQ being there and Kate being absent a day after TQ not being at the christening would have appeared strange. Especially since Kate doesn’t have the family orders for service it might have been construed as some fodder for gossip.

      • Vogue says:

        @magnoliarose I seriously doubt it was a last minute decision for Kate to attend. Her name was on the church program & they are usually printed well in advance. I think trying to link this to a family order or the Queen not attending Prince Louis’ christening is too much projecting!

        The only people gossiping about this is the royal fandom! Everyone knows Kate is on maternity leave so no one would have found it strange if she wasn’t there.

    • notasugarhere says:

      It is Kate’s patronage, she should have been scheduled for this all along. No reason to play this game and show up unexpectedly. And yet she still had plenty of time to have a new custom outfit made for the event. Hmmm.

      • homeslice says:

        Annnnddd, people were complaining a couple weeks ago that she could fit in a polo match with her kids, so she could fit in an official engagement. So which is it? She should sit at home on her bum or show up? Just admit you loathe her and nothing she does pleases you, because that’s exactly what we all know already.

      • minx says:

        You complain that she doesn’t work. She worked and you still complain.

      • notasugarhere says:

        You’ve made the point yourself. She had plenty of time to make it to a horse show and polo match, both of which were private events. And obvious Take Our Picture events since they didn’t protest the pap shots as they usually do.

        But the idea that she wasn’t going to show up to this event, honoring her biggest military patronage? The one HM basically tricked her in to last year? Instead we get the game playing that she isn’t going to show, then last minute she does. And in a brand new custom outfit, so she was obviously planning on showing up the whole time.

      • Enn says:

        But if she’s on maternity leave, then this was optional especially given that the christening was yesterday.

      • Enn says:

        @Homeslice, that would certainly save time!

      • Josie says:

        KP is playing games ahead of the release of Kate’s appearance numbers at the end of the year. They’re going to be super low again, but this time it’s going to be “she rushed back too soon after George and Charlotte, she took it slow with Louis.” Showing up only unexpectedly allows this main (dumb) narrative to work.

        Hats off to the Cambridges, though, because Kate’s low number of appearances inflames the Internet but has no measurable effect on the overall popularity of the Cambridges. Public polls consistently show them as well-liked (to the extent that anyone pays attention) and in a hidebound institution, they’ve clearly decided to play the very long game.

        Internet fever dreams aside, the line of succession has only been changed under moments of extreme duress. Even in 1936, the Firm stuck with Bertie regardless of their concerns about his fitness to rule, lack of male heirs, and the availability of other, more “appropriate” brothers. William and Kate have clearly decided to do whatever they want now on the assumption that it won’t have any real effect by the time their turn comes.

        [I don't think the existence of the dress proves anything about Kate's plans. She must have those McQueen coat dresses made by the dozens.]

      • MrsBump says:

        @Homeslice – don’t you know, if ONLY kate worked more then some of the commenters here would have not a *single* word of criticism against her.. oh wait she is working more and they are still complaining ;) ;)

      • notasugarhere says:

        Working more is not the complaint. The complaint is the games she and William played around this. She wasn’t announced to be attending until the last minute, but she had a custom outfit made for the occasion. The last minute announcement was meant, as Josie points out, to make it look like, ‘Gee she just couldn’t wait to get back to work’. Snort.

      • Josie says:

        In fairness, that’s Catherine Quinn with Nanny Maria and the kids. She’s Kate’s Private Secretary and I’m pretty confident she doesn’t do nanny duties.

        Actually, the sourcing on the multiple nannies story has always been suspect to me and there are enough unauthorized shots of the kids with only Maria and their security detail for me to doubt the doubters on this one.

      • notasugarhere says:

        France ski trip first-person witnesses said three nannies + Carole. They had William’s original nanny plus night nurse originally, lied about both until they were outed in photos. Most of the time they’re strategically cut out of the photos, so you have to find multiple sources who choose not to edit for PR.

      • MrsBump says:

        So all these assertions basically hang by the thread of kate’s bespoke outfit? Snort

        She’s got a wardrobe full of those boring dresses, who knows, maybe a few that’s never been worn ?

        But by all means let’s not let a logical explanation get in the way of hate for good old lazy kat. Sigh.. if only she worked more ;) ;)

      • Nic919 says:

        There has to be another nanny in addition to Maria at the moment because Nanny Maria was at the wedding with the kids but for Louis. So someone was with him while Will and Kate were at the wedding.

      • passerby says:

        “Just admit you loathe her and nothing she does pleases you, because that’s exactly what we all know already.

        Homeslice, I think this may apply to you…Your feelings towards Meghan and stuff.

      • Josie says:

        I know the source was the French ski trip, that’s why I don’t trust it. Eyewitnesses today saw two nannies in the window and one of them was actually Kate’s Private Secretary.

        The Cambridge household is locked up tight as a drum. I don’t believe they tell us everything (I’m inclined to think there are two nannies, or at least an assistant for Maria$ but I don’t believe most of what’s written, either. There just aren’t enough sources to have confidence that it’s not all page-filler.

    • Josie says:

      And … Kate didn’t show up for the reception afterward, but the Sussexes did, before booking it for Ireland.

      (Do we give her a pass since the kids were in the building and she may have had to nurse Louis? Maybe? She left Charlotte for a day of tennis at about the same age, after all. The simple fact is, the Cambridges don’t care what gets published about their work habits right now.)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UlMOcHZ2ks

  36. MellyMel says:

    I actually think they all look great! And Meg’s dress is navy.

  37. Peg says:

    DRump is visiting Friday, and Theresa May in a precarious position, let’s hope a no confidence vote, is not held on Friday.
    I want Meghan to be at Windsor Castle for his visit, start practicing her diplomacy, maybe she can borrow a Tiara, dRump likes glitter.

  38. Mellie says:

    I love everyone’s look. I think Kate looks very summery and pretty, but man, I love Megan’s dress, the fit, the cut, the boat neck…it just looks classy to me. Sophie and HRH were on point as usual.

  39. Eleonor says:

    Where are the buttons???

  40. Hmm says:

    I think this dress is better than anything else Dior has made recently. But at the same time it looks out of place.

  41. Hattie says:

    Beautiful women. Unfortunately she looks like she’s going to a funeral. Just an awful look. Why go so dark. Makes her stand out in a horrible way.

  42. p says:

    Meghan’s dress is really pretty, Sophie looks great, The Queen, well, not a fan, but its a very Queen outfit. Kate, stop it with that same coat dress all the time.

  43. Tiffany says:

    Now that MM is a duchess, her shoe game has gone to hell. I do not like them, at all.

  44. TyrantDestroyed says:

    I think all of them look very good here and aligned with the event. I’m just not a fan of the black eyeliner. It looks too harsh. I can’t believe I will say this but William wins this time the who wore it best among the men. Dude looks very fine in uniform.

  45. Enough Already says:

    Sophie looks stunning – radiant and sophisticated. Meghan looks chic and elegant but the shoe choice is underwhelming and makes her legs look even tinier. Pics of the queen look like replicas of pics of her mother. Twins.

  46. Goldengirlslover34 says:

    Damn if that dress aint both chic, simple and sexy! I would wear the hell out of it! This is the type of dress I would buy in every color. It’s so damn flattering and beautifully cut and timeless.

  47. PodyPo says:

    Meghan is risking running the boat neck/off shoulder look into the ground. Yes, it is flattering on her, but it’s so trendy that it will render these outfits unable to be reworn. The silhouette is good on her, perfect length, and the hat looks lovely. It just looks a bit too cocktail party to me. She could have repeated the navy dress she wore on the day before her wedding, which was stunning. But they all do seem to like to throw mass quantities of money to the wind.
    P.S. Queen should burn that hat.

  48. Britt says:

    Kate looks boring, but god I’ve seen her look beyond stunning so I imagine she has this wardrobe for boring events and then another wardrobe for more exciting occasions.

    Meghan is wearing navy and I think this boat neck dress she is wearing is perfect for her, her fuller skirt looks grand.

    I think the Queen is unwell currently and probably psyching herself up for what can only be a stressful week leading up to the unfortunate meeting with Douche Trump himself…

    The Queen is well known for despising missing appointments/engagements/events etc and missed the christening of Prince Louis, which I imagine she must have hated. Given her age, I’m surprised at how well she does attending all that she manages.

  49. homeslice says:

    So, I thought they weren’t allowed to wear black? Wasn’t that the thing around Kate’s Metoo let down? So the dress must be dark navy? It’s a very pretty look on her, but it’s summer, and I think it looks out of place.

  50. Guest says:

    I love it’s not an old lady dress so kudos to her for that. Harry though, oh boy does he win best dressed 😻

  51. Amelie says:

    Love Meghan’s outfit. She is definitely wearing navy, not black from the pictures I saw on People. The only thing that looked slightly off was the darting around her bodice. Also the girl likes her boat necks so I expect we will see those a lot on her, it does look good on her. It is a perfectly demure outfit that works well for somber occasions and parties.

    As for Kate’s outfit, I don’t hate it but I could have sworn I had seen this on her during one of the tours (like Australia or New Zealand). But I found the picture of the coat I was thinking of and it’s not the same just similar color. She looks perfectly fine. I think for these kind of somber occasions she likes to wear repeats/similar outfits she’s worn in the past to take off the conversation off her clothes.

    Sophie’s outfit is the best IMO.

    The Queen looks like an Easter egg, I am not a fan of that color combo.

  52. Jessica says:

    The dress is clearly navy. Not sure why people are seeing black. I love the look and fit and flare works best for her.

  53. Karen says:

    Love Meghan’s dress!! It is definitely Navy. So chic.

    Kate is wearing her uniform. Also I am believer that pastels are for bridesmaids.

  54. Other Renee says:

    They all look lovely. However, Meaghan’s dress screams “funeral” and I don’t like the shoe color. The Queen for the win.

  55. Joannie says:

    I really dislike Harry’s beard. He looks much better clean shaven.

  56. Annie says:

    If you compare this dress to her wedding dress, you can see just how badly the wedding dress was tailored. They both have practically the same neckline and sleeves, but this dress actually fits her torso and her arms are not drowning in loose fabric. It’s such an improvement! Proves once and for all that her clothes can be tighter without looking cheap or skanky.

  57. TheOriginalMia says:

    The dress is navy. And she looks great. Not a fan of the shoes, but the rest is spot on especially next to Harry’s uniform.

    Kate is Kate. Bland, boring coat over a dress we’ll never see. I will say it’s nice she has dieted/exercised the pregnancy weight away. She looks much better with a little weight on her face.

  58. Agenbiter says:

    What determines where the RF members stand on the balcony? There was a lot of discussion about this at the Trooping. Here MM is standing next the Queen.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5937331/Kate-wears-prestigious-diamond-Dacre-brooch-attends-RAF-centenary.html

  59. Ginger says:

    Meghan has lost all her flavor. The Firm works fast.

  60. AmandaPanda says:

    I don’t think the fit & flare suits her at all. It looks very wide at the back – it’s the peril of having a comparatively boxy waist. And let’s not talk about the cost of a bespoke Dior. Girlfriend has well and truly got her claws on that royal credit card.

    Her face is beautiful.

    Kate looks lovely if boring in those coat dresses. I don’t understand why they have to be McQueen though – couldn’t a good tailor run them up in any colour for her for half the price?

    In summary: both women look pretty. But am grumpy about all the excessive spending.

    As an aside – the flyover in london waS AWESOME. And a little scary – those typhoons were flying low…!

    • violet says:

      @AmandaPanda – well, I have to disagree, I love the fit and flare here, I just think the look is Major Cocktail Party and wrong for the event.

      Agree re Kate, and more and more I respect her for sticking to her own authenticity, even if it is a bit boring. She’s a future Queen Consort, mother of future a future King, being a fashionista is not her primary role, she doesn’t have to out-glamor anyone. I think Kate kind of grasps that like the Queen, she needs a reassuring and consistent look, because royal is supposed to be beyond style.

      The costs, of course, are another story. I don’t know why we expect rich people not to live and dress like rich people, but somehow we do and somehow, they do.

      • liriel says:

        I don’t love Kate style but I find it amusing in a good way that recently she chooses outfits that look almost exactly the same. She’s sending a message she’s not a fashionista. She must have read the comments yet she couldn’t care less. I think maternity suits her and reassured her to dress the way she likes. Constant Diana comparisons must have been exhausting.
        And yep Meghan chose the wrong dress for this occasion. She looks great and has confidence but looks kind out of place.

  61. bonobochick says:

    It looks navy to me: https://twitter.com/troubleshade/status/1016671540337881088

    I like the outfit though I am meh on the shoe color. Duchess Meg looks great.

    I smiled at her next to the Queen. I need them to take another girls trip somewhere.

  62. violet says:

    I have mixed feelings about this outfit. On the one hand, I’m loving the silhouette, which I think is the most flattering I’ve seen on her yet. On the other – just as with the christening outfit, it seems oddly out of place. She does look like a wealthy widow at an afternoon cocktail party, and it so screams Audrey Hepburn that it becomes more imitation and less “homage” if you know what I mean. The nude heels look odd, too.

    I can only guess, but I think Meghan is trying to carve out her individual identity by not looking like the rest. The problem is, she IS one of “the rest” now, and this is an event honoring the RAF and the Battle of Britain, and she comes off looking as if she doesn’t care about the character of the events instead.

    I also think, and a poster upthread kind of referred to this, that Meghan is realizing that she isn’t going to be shaking things up or changing things and the Firm is reeling her in and making her aware that this is, indeed, going to be her life, and that her clothes are becoming her primary mode of individuality.

    I love the outline, I think the dress looks adorable on her and does exactly the right things for her waist issue and figure, but it is totally the wrong look and wrong color for this event, and the pale shoes look weird.

    Lastly, it’s another foreign luxury label – at an event on the balcony honoring the RAF.

  63. MrsBanjo says:

    There are pictures of them on the balcony for the flyover where the navy is more obvious, and standing next to the Queen, the blues play off of each other really well. She looks fantastic and that silhouette is great on her.

  64. Aren says:

    “Meghan looks like a bride who just saw her husband in his RAF uniform for the first time and now wants to make a baby with him (while he wears the uniform). ”
    Kaiser, thanks for the laugh, I love you :)

  65. RedWeatherTiger says:

    So practically, speaking, does someone hand Meghan a list of events, descriptions of same, the dress code, and perhaps photos of what people wore to this event in previous years? I’d imagine it would be difficult to keep up with knowing what was protocol, what level of sombre-ness was required, what colors were appropriate, and getting these outfits all ready for these apparently daily events. I know it’s her job now, but still…and without a stylist? I’m already exhausted on her behalf (and sort of get why Kate just picked a dress that worked and ordered it in 27 colors).

  66. ladida says:

    I agree with Kaiser, it’s a beautiful dress and I do like boat neck because it’s always elegant, but it’s not occasion appropriate. Kate’s hat is really nice. In these pics I’m a little annoyed at the whole perfect stepford wife thing from both spouses.

  67. LizB says:

    Just finished scrolling through all the pics on the DM. It’s clear that Meghan gets on great with Will and Kate. They were laughing together lots of times and interacting positively.

  68. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    They all look great!

    Please don’t meet with Drumpf, Queen Elizabeth & Royal Family…..please don’t meet with Drumpf….please! Do not 😫 🙏🏻 meet with Drumpf! He will break protocol a million times in the first minute; he will brag incessantly about their meeting for ages.

  69. Incognita says:

    Meghan looks absolutely gorgeous right here. The fit of her bodice and flare of her skirt are great. I don’t know about y’all but I really like Meghan’s signature boatneck tops. I also like her fascinator too and it makes me almost forget about the unfortunate one she wore to that wedding a few weeks ago. She has been knocking it out of the park for her last few outings!

  70. Claire says:

    I love Meghan’s whole look here. Very chic. However I don’t find her very pretty. Don’t get me wrong she’s somewhat attractive when done up but not pretty at all.

  71. artistsnow says:

    To all those who are complaining about Meghans BLUSH, check out this photo. It is her SKIN COLOR!!!!!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5938453/Meghan-puts-confident-display-Buckingham-Palace-balcony.html

  72. Moonpie says:

    A black dancing dress for a mid day event meeting military people?

    Kate: bland and boring as usual but in contrast to Meghan’s dancing dress she looks appropriate.

  73. Sage says:

    The blush Meghan and Kate use for contouring is too dark. They also need a better blending brush. I find their makeup is always so heavy and dark for daytime.

  74. Sage says:

    The blush Meghan and Kate use for contouring is too dark. They also need a better blending brush. I find their makeup is always so heavy and dark for daytime.

  75. TeamAwesome says:

    Anyone know where Prince Edward is? Not that I mind Sophie, but all the other kids are there, even Andrew.

    Also: pics from Ireland are in. More color!! Yay!!!

  76. Sparkly says:

    I love the Queen’s look. Meghan looks nice, but I’m getting tired of all the boatnecks.

  77. Nikki says:

    I don’t know why we are reviewing Meghan and Kate and Sophie; the QUEEN’s dress was the absolute winner!! I want that dress in my size…She is so adorable, with her bright colors!!

  78. hogtowngooner says:

    Meghan looks amazing.

  79. YankLynn says:

    I read links to a couple of British papers and they are reporting Meg’s dress is navy blue Dior. There are other pictures where you see that better. I think she looks absolutely stunning and I’m a fan of the dress and the hat. I don’t know that I’d have worn nude pumps but whatever. Nude pumps appear to be a go-to for a lot of public figures. She looks great on the balcony shot also, where her look is darker, but not clashing with the Queen and Kate. There were others dressed in dark colors at the event — Princess Anne was in brown with GLOVES on. There were others in navy so its not a pastel-only event clearly.

    Speaking of dark colors in spring — I actually was kind of surprised how much navy I saw among female guests at Meghan and Harry’s wedding. Navy isn’t really a “spring wedding” color to me but obviously others who are more fashionable than I am really do pull out these darker colors for summer events.

    I loved Meghan’s olive ensemble at the christening but it did occur to me it might have been ordered for her upcoming Fall events (the gloves made me think that) and she decided to wear it yesterday and grabbed all the accessories. Then, like I would, she had a “ummm, its July, I don’t need to wear gloves moment” and carried them. I know, I’m writing fan fiction now ;)

  80. BegoneOrangeCheeto says:

    I love this outfit on her. Absolutely stunning. Meghan looks fabulous. My only nitpick here is that it looks more fitting for a cocktail/evening event than an outdoor event. It’s almost “too” formal, if that makes sense. Very Audrey Hepburn like, though, and, personally, I love the flared skirt. A lighter color might have been better for the day.

    (Side note: Meg’s outfit for getting off the plane in Dublin is PERFECT. I want it for myself – but, alas, Givenchy.)

    Kate’s outfit is very Kate. Nothing too bold and I think it’s a bit blah. But I found it more suitable for a day event like this. I really would love to see her in bolder colors – but she likes to play it safe and I get that. It’s probably her comfort zone.

    Sophie always dresses so nicely. I love the Countess.

    • YankLynn says:

      Begone – I see what you and others are saying about the dress being not typical for outside, day time event. But the royals wear all kinds of stuff in the day, and outside, that us mere mortals never do. Kate has massive diamond drop down earrings on which amongst my crowd is a night time formal look. Not for standing around outside in the sun. Princess Anne is wearing brown gloves. Do I know anyone who’s wearing gloves outdoors in July, no. Or hats with feathers either. I don’t think Meghan looks any more out of place than they do really. I will admit there have been times I thought Kate was totally out of sync at an event. I remember a lace cocktail dress she wore at a day time event where the female foreign officials were in business suits. So that’s an example of something I found very jarring vs I don’t see that kind of disconnect with Meghan and the others at the event today. Especially in the balcony pictures — she looks dolled up as the others are.

  81. Vava says:

    I love Meghan’s ensemble!

    I like the pin that Kate is wearing, but for a bespoke garment, the designer didn’t do a very good job of tailoring on her coat dress. It pulls at the waist. That’s on the designer, not Kate. Not sure I’d buy multiples of this coat dress, either.

  82. liriel says:

    “She does look like a wealthy widow at an afternoon cocktail party, and it so screams Audrey Hepburn that it becomes more imitation and less “homage” if you know what I mean.”
    And “disney villain”! this this.
    I think she looks stunning. Surprisingly the fit of the dress and material looks better to me in black than navy. But she’s seriously like a gorgeous villain! I think if the boatneck will be her signature – I’m all for it frankly!
    But but..
    has anyone noticed Harry looked PISSED recently when they do official walk? Meghan is clearly aware to beware of having a nice smile yet Harry looks angry to be there and isn’t hiding it.
    Anyone?

  83. liriel says:

    btw, why no one commented that Meghan pushed Kate and William to the side on the balcony? It’s not the order. Kate was grilled here for “purposefully” blocking Meghan.

  84. KiddV says:

    William and Kate look so much better in video than photos. They’re a good looking couple but most photos make them look all sorts of dorky.

  85. Cerys says:

    I am in a bit of a minority in that I don’t like Meghan’s dress or hat. I’m not sure why but it just didn’t seem right.
    Kate was her usual boring and bland self. If she has this McQueen coat in blue, why didn’t she wear it to the wedding rather than the cream/yellow one? It would have saved a lot of upstaging the bride comments.
    The DM had a video clip of the so-called Fab 4 going into the church, Kate was smiling away at Harry but seemed to ignore Meghan. There didn’t seem to be much interaction between them on the balcony either but, in fairness, the media may not have published any pics where they were talking to each other.

  86. Flying fish says:

    I love Meghan’s dress, color and style.
    The darts around the breast are too high though.
    Sophie looks nice.
    Kate looks like Kate.

  87. whattodonow says:

    Meghan is wearing emilia wicksted. I guess that puts the “wearing wicksted is a slight to Meghan. Its offensive” narrative to bed.

  88. violet says:

    Just saw the two sets of Ireland photos. Love the simple green pencil skirt and top and the shoes from the arrival, but not too impressed with the Wickstead dress. It’s perfectly pretty but again makes her look boxy in the middle. But her hair for the afternoon cocktail event looked so lovely, and do my eyes deceive me or has Meghan added some subtle highlights? I hope she keeps the side part, it’s so much more flattering.

    DM managed to throw some shade at the morning’s Dior by calling it “achingly stylish”.

    • liriel says:

      She looked great on arrival. For one minute my mind tricked me into thinking that maybe it was a bit too casual, after seeing all the officials. The wickstead dress is ugly, she looks a bit heavy which seemed kind of impossible. The square neck definitely didn’t help! Her proportions are off. I prefer her hair in a bun to be honest because finally with the side part she looks effortlessly chic. French style. I’d probably just tease her hair a bit so it doesn’t look too flat but it’s a classy look. With her her down she looks gorgeous but more like a Bachelorette contestant if it makes any sense. Some people has this type of beauty that is perfect for Hollywood but needs to be tone down if more serious. She’s confident and has a tendency to look smug. It’s like the resting bitch face, you can’t help it. I’m nitpicking of course but that’s what we do at celebitchy. Btw, the dailymail pictures surprised me, her skin is far from glowy, it looks dry in some of the close ups and makes her look much older. Here’s hope to the rest of us. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5938909/Harry-Meghan-land-Dublin-embark-overseas-tour-married-couple.html#i-263f6ce2c7f25605.
      Btw, does anyone know when she’s going to give a speech? The Royals must know by now we’re all waiting for it, she is obviously prepared, everyone will go wild.

  89. themummy says:

    I love her look. The fit is amazing on her. I think it is navy, but even so, I think a less dark color may have been better and maybe a less fancy hat could have made this look slightly less formal, but still…she looks amazing here.

    On the topic of boatnecks, I had no idea they had a name, but that is my preferred and go-to neckline, as well. I didn’t even realize that until people started talking about boatnecks on this and I realized that I naturally gravitate toward them without thinking about it and have a closet full of them. I think they are flattering and comfortable.

    • liriel says:

      I agree about the boatneck, it’s very flattering and classy. I love it myself so that might be a part of the reason.
      What surprised me that I prefer the dress from the distance when it looks black. When I see it closely in navy it’s very flashy, literally, not muted. Something about it screams “prom”.
      Agreed about the rest, she looks glamorous.

    • PodyPo says:

      The problem with a boatneck is that I must wear a strapless bra, and those can be ill fitting. See photos on Wednesday of Meghan in Ireland in a taupe dress. Boatneck – check. Asymmetrical hem – check. Badly fitting bodice – check. Strapless bra visible in some photos. This is getting to be her signature look and will be outdated when the off shoulder trend ends.

  90. Helen Smith says:

    I thought the dress was navy to match the fascinator but photographed black. The navy color would go with the RAF theme of the event since RAF uniforms are blue.

  91. Helen Smith says:

    I love the fit and flare look. I have several dresses in that sillouette.

  92. Patty says:

    I want the green dress she had on when she landed in Dublin!

  93. Busyann says:

    I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t been able to comment much, but all of meghans looks were gorgeous and appropriate today. My favorite little nugget is a video from the flypast. Wills had to continuously nudge Kate out of the way to make room for Meghan next to HM and I swear, Kate did not look pleased.

    • Vogue says:

      We must be seeing different things!
      The video shows they were all hanging back waiting for the Queen to take her place on the balcony. Kate seemed uncertain where to go & William pointed out a spot where she should go. He was hardly nudging her to move continuously! Also there was nothing on Kate’s facial expression that suggested she wasn’t pleased, she was photographed smiling several times during the flypast.

      • Busyann says:

        He tells her to move yes, but he starts nudging her back when she didn’t move over enough. I had to watch the video a few times to see it, but it’s pretty clear. He is moving her along, she stops, he nudges more and she eventually moves over further and makes a motion with her mouth.

      • liriel says:

        I think we’re overthinking this. It’s a stressful occasion and when I had to pose with my family at wedding etc I was as lost as Kate and it wasn’t because I wanted to be front and center. If she was thinking where to stand it’s natural she isn’t smiling, she’s thinking where to go literally.

  94. Jane says:

    I’m not fond of the deep navy dress. Kate and the Queen look very nice. The woman in white looks like what Diana might look today in her 50s. I think she resembles Diana a good deal.

  95. Katebush says:

    Her last few clothing choice have shown a marked improvement. My only quibble would be that the colours are too dark. Especially yesterday’s olive green and today’s navy/black … I think they are more suited for autumn or winter.

    I feel like Kate has developed her style and she’s sticking to it. Have to say I think it suits her.

  96. Reece says:

    Saying this here since I clicked on the other thread first.
    Gorgeous, from head to toe. Not one critique.

  97. zia says:

    This makes her boobs look weird. Makes her look flat which is not a big deal of course… but… it just is funny since you can tell that she obviously wears cutlets a lot in her bras since she doesn’t usually look this flat chested. And the tailoring in that area is off. She should have had an installed bra. It looks ripply. too bad since it is a gorgeous look.

  98. Littlefishmom says:

    Meghan is perfection from head to toe.