Duchess Kate wears jeggings & a tweed Dubarry coat in Islington

The Duchess of Cambridge visits the King Henry’s Walk Garden

The Duchess of Cambridge was out and about today in Islington, for her first scheduled event of 2019. This is also feels like her first solo royal event in a few months – she and William did several events together in December, and it even felt like William was tagging along on some events which should have been solo-Kate outings. Today, Kate visited the King Henry’s Walk Garden in Islington, which is a community-gardening project. As in, Kate was dressed for a gardening/out-in-nature theme. No coatdresses!

Kate pulled out a pair of her beloved jeggings, which we haven’t seen in so long. I missed Kate-in-jeggings. I’m not sure she owns a pair of proper jeans. These jeggings are from Zara and yes, they look painted-on. Her (very cute) jacket is from Dubarry, an Irish brand. This jacket retails for £400. Eagle-eyed boot watchers believe Kate is wearing a pair of £250 COM See by Chloe Mozart suede lace-up ankle boots. I like the tweed, but let’s be honest: Kate was obviously drawn to this jacket because of the large buttons. “Is there a way to make the buttons shinier and larger?” she reportedly asked.

Just before this event, the palace revealed that she’ll be designing a garden for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. This will be the first time she’s ever designed a garden, but I remember several years ago, Prince Harry designed a Sentable garden for the show. Kate is the “co-designer” of a “woodland wonderland for families based on her own childhood memories.” She’s collaborating with the the Royal Horticultural Society. The show is in May, so this is a significant rollout in advance.

The Duchess of Cambridge visits the King Henry’s Walk Garden

The Duchess of Cambridge visits the King Henry’s Walk Garden

The Duchess of Cambridge visits the King Henry’s Walk Garden

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Love that jacket.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Ok, I’m going to blaspheme right now and admit it: I prefer Kate’s sense of style to Meghan’s. 😎

      PS: Doesn’t mean I “love” Kate’s style, either…..but it’s just more ……how shall I say it…..more settled and less all over the place.

      I still love me some Meghan though….her vivacious personality and smile are second to none….💕😍……(fan-girling over)

      • L84Tea says:

        I’m right there with you. I really love some of the stuff Meghan wears, but truthfully I enjoy Kate’s Englishy style a bit more. It has nothing to do with their personalities, though. It’s just a preference.

      • Erinn says:

        I love and hate pieces from both of them… but when it comes to her daytime style… I really envy a lot of what Kate wears. I know, I know. We’re supposed to hate buttons and jeggings and everything of that nature… but I don’t. I’d still kill for a few of Meghan’s jackets (that plumy one was to die for )and a few of her looks in general. But I just am more into a lot of what Kate wears. And those boots! I love the boots. I’d wear every piece she’s wearing here.

      • Mia says:

        Bella I like Kate’s style too (Sussex fan tho). I prefer classic pieces with modern chunky jewelry. I like layering my jewelry of course.

      • veroS says:

        @erinn In general, I like Kate’s casual clothing better and Meghan’s more formal clothing better. Obviously there are exceptions. Kate’s more casual style looks like things I’d actually want in my closet, but her formal clothing is just really stuffy looking. Meghan’s formal clothing is a lot simpler, which I like.

        Both of them own some great coats though.

        Jeggings Kate is the best Kate.

      • Eliza says:

        I prefer Kate’s country looks. Tweed, boots, earthy palate. Do not like her dresses

        I like meghan’s suits and skirts. But dislike everything else because either too plain or too busy when combined.

        Perfect combo would be to be both of their strengths. Country looks and modern office wear.

      • girl_ninja says:

        Haha! Peak Caucasian button loving suburban mom living style.

      • Elisa says:

        what VeroS said. I love Kate’s casual outfits (I want that jacket!), but her formal wear is often too matronly and ages her.
        Anyways, she looks incredible in these pictures, so much more at ease and relaxed compared to previous years.

      • Cal says:

        I always enjoy Kate’s ‘Country Casuals’ thing; she’s really at home in it . Wonderful tweed jacket!
        I think the green jeggings look absolutely fine on her (all the pearl clutching, my gawd!) This is her style, we know it well.
        It occurs to me that there may even be some resistance to denim, either in her own or her advisors’ minds…….it seems like only yesterday that jeans were most infra dig on such occasions, and not just in elevated circles.
        She’s just wearing country green jeans, in essence. (And they’re perfect for knee high boots, often necessary in country pursuits: a good slim fit.)
        Nice job, Kate!

      • minx says:

        I’m the same, I like most of Kate’s casual looks. The jeggings and jackets work for me. Her more formal looks are stuffier, which is a shame because she’s tall and slender and could really knock it out of the park (if she stood up straight, which I’m always complaining about.). Meghan has hits and misses, when I find fault it’s usually because she needs her clothes to fit better. So ladies, if you’re reading this, 😂, Kate, stand up straight and dress younger. Meghan, get a good tailor.

      • therealMrsKC says:

        I agree. I prefer Kate’s style to Meghan’s style because Kate is closer to my personal aesthetic. I like a lot of the ‘girly’ stuff Kate wear, particularly evening gowns, lace, puff sleeves, frills. I prefer a more feminine style to a sleek and modern style. I love some of Meghan’s pieces though. It just comes down to personal taste and aesthetic.

      • Jane says:

        I think they’re both pretty terrible. Nothing ever fits right, everything’s too fussy, and they almost always look either too trendy or ridiculously dated (or some extraordinarily weird combination of the two).

        Tens of thousands of women go to work everyday looking better put together on a high street budget. If they’d just stick to simple, tailored work appropriate basics 90% of the time they’d look great.

      • Noreen says:

        I like Kate’s clothes better too. I like more rugged boots, leather ones, and I love tweeds and fall colors. I also like her coat dresses on her – not on me, cause I’m built more like Meghan, but on Kate they look great! And I love that tweedy gown she wore a while back – it was whitish/ivory. Really loved that!
        She looks happy to be there, engaged and interested, so no side eye from me today. Plus, the price of her clothes is thoughtful, considering the Brexit vote just failed today!! I was listening to what might happen if there is no agreement and it is even scarier than what we are going through with Dotard Traitor!! There will be no trade agreements with the EU, so they won’t be able to send their goods out or get goods in. People are said to be stockpiling medicine, food, etc.
        I pray they figure this out.

    • Esmerelda says:

      Seconded! A pity it’s going to be sold out soon, I would have bought it. And not for the buttons!

    • Becks1 says:

      @Bella – I think that’s because Kate has uniforms, so her look is more predictable. I’ve said that before on here and I don’t mean it with snark or as a criticism. I am not very fashion forward or comfortable with putting outfits together, especially if I’m incorporating a new (or new-ish, because I’m forever a year behind) trend, so I do tend to rely on “uniforms.” It means when I leave the house I almost always look nice and put together, but not necessarily interesting or unique. I think Kate is probably the same way, and among other things, I think it makes her style seem more cohesive.

    • L84Tea says:

      That jacket is the stuff of dreams. I LOVE it.

    • Himmiefan says:

      She looks cute. Legs are super skinny, but overall, she looks good.

    • KidV says:

      I want that jacket. I see a burnt orange sweater underneath, are there photos of that anywhere? I’d love to see it.

      I don’t mind her jeggings. She looks great in them. I am noticing that olive green seems to be her color of choice lately. I’ve been wearing olive green for the last 5 years, I hope it doesn’t become so popular because of Kate that I have to stop wearing it.

    • Cal says:

      The media in Ireland is going insane because it’s an Irish brand!
      (Great fodder for conspiracy theorists: is this Dubarry jacket a message about the Irish backstop, in the super-tense Brexit debate today?!!)

    • maxine ducamp says:

      I like Kate’s current style but let’s not forget, it took her a while to settle into how to dress for her role. I’m willing to give Meghan a bit more time to settle in.

      • R says:

        honestly why do we have to give Meghan more time? Meghan dresses lovely but the comments on this thread is not about how Meghan is bad or not dressing well but that they like Kate’s style better. Its personal taste, not an attack.

    • sa says:

      I covet that jacket. (I know it’s not the most popular thing here, but I actually like a lot of Kate’s coats and jackets – buttons and all!)

      I’m not a fan of the jeggings, they don’t look bad, they’re just not my personal taste.

    • Milla says:

      Yup the jacket is great.
      I liked her whole look today. It was her style before she married. She does look relaxed, again more relaxed than with William. I don’t think they have issues, she may just be that insecure.

  2. Melissa says:

    Enough with the jeggins.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      + a million!

    • Louise says:

      In the words of Nancy Reagan. Just say no.

      • Ahoyoy says:

        Seriously. She should take a cue from the blond woman behind her in the olive puffer coat. That’s how you look age appropriate and fashionable.

        Jeggings have been out of fashion for a few years now. They just make her look like she’s trying to dress like ‘the kids’. Which is just about the height of gauche in America, don’t know how they feel about that across the pond.

      • Beth says:

        I still see jeggings being sold at stores and people wearing them. I’ve never worn them, and they look uncomfortable to wear, but if people are still wearing and buying them, they’ll still be around

      • Bohemian Angel says:

        @Ahoyoy The blonde lady is how a lot of women dress at the moment here in London not so much like Kate.

      • icantbelieveihadtomakeanothernsne says:

        @ahoyoy the blond lady’s jeans are just as tight as Kate’s.

      • Moneypenny says:

        @icantbelieveihadtomakeanothername no they are not as tight. Kate’s “jeans” have much more spandex, which make them look painted on. You can tell in the calves of both pants. Some of that is likely due to differences in leg shape as well.

        Kate looks great here, but I would prefer to see her in a straight leg or even a skinny jean with less spandex.

      • Milla says:

        Sorry but how are jeggings or skinny jeans out of fashion? Just cos flare is in again it doesn’t mean skinny jeans are out. Even leggings are still popular.

    • Nikki says:

      I think they look so unprofessional; I really wish she could just wear a tapered trouser.

      • Ahoyoy says:

        They’re just a bad look. Kate and I have the same figure, long-waisted, short-legged. Slim cropped pants with flats look so much better than leggings. The leggings just highlight the proportion disparity.

        She needs to get herself to theory and buy some of their business casual work wear. Its budget friendly for someone who is well off and is high quality.

      • Noreen says:

        Agreed. I think a trouser would have looked nicer with this. I love the jacket, LOVE the boots, a trouser with a slim bottom or one to just go over the boot – perfect!! Could be a warm brown, or tan, she wore trousers before Christmas, and looked very polished in them. Still casual, but more professional.

    • Ellaus says:

      I truly don’t get such hate for jeggings, I’m doctor and wear them almost everyday yo work at the hospital, with boots, sneakers and ballet flats, loafers and lace up shoes. Heck, Half of my hospital does, and it doesn’t dimish how profesional we are, nor are we attention seekers.
      I would wear a longer jacket, though, because of the proportions, but all in all she looks fantástico, and event apropiate.

      • Bailie says:

        I really can not stand jeggings, the painted on look is so very unattractive and unappealing to me. What is wrong with wearing pants or jeans that hug a woman’s curves, so they are not skin tight and not baggy either??? There is plenty of room between painted on and baggy. Something screams desperate to me when I see jeggings. I have skinny jeans that I love, but they don’t look so tight on me that it seems like my circulation is being cut off. I love the jacket and boots, would have looked great with a pair of tapered casual pants.

      • Thirsty Hirsty says:

        She has a tight, tiny butt. If I had one, my jackets would likely all be shorter also LOL

      • atlantic says:

        I agree, Ellaus. The jeggings hate on this post baffles me. I work in a major city in a software company of over 500 people. Most of the females wear pants similar to Kate’s. In general: client services people tend to wear them with a bit of a heel and a blazer; devs wear them with converse and a hoody; ops people opt for ballet shoes or booties with a stylish sweater or shirt.

        So many of the comments in this thread are judgy and dated.

      • Josephine says:

        A Bailie – Her pants are not painted on. And for many people who wear jeggings, I suspect the appeal is the supportive feel, especially for people who are on their feet all day. Many are not as tight/restrictive as they appear – they have a lot of give where you need it.

        And who cares if women wear tight pants? I think Kate’s look is fine. I personally couldn’t pull it off, but she looks fine.

      • Beth says:

        @Bailie, if you don’t like jeggings, then don’t wear them. I don’t like skinny jeans or jeggings, but I would not insult a woman by saying that she looks ‘desperate ‘ because she’s wearing them. To me, jeggings and skinny jeans look a lot alike, so I don’t understand the hate for only jeggings

      • Ellaus says:

        @Bailie @Ashby, I do understand that many people don’t like tight trousers, and I would never make them wear them, and surely I wouldn’t judge their professionalism and moral fibre depending on the tightness of their clothes. I dislike the undertone that a woman’s curves should not be displayed. And de are talking
        She is visiting a frigging garden and making pizza

      • sa says:

        I agree and I’m not even a fan of jeggings, but the level of animosity towards them always amazes me.

        I’m not a fan, so I don’t wear them, that’s kind of where my dislike of jeggings usually ends. (I did comment further up in this thread, but only because I was already commenting on the outfit).

      • therealMrsKC says:

        I dont get the jeggings hate either. In America, everyone constantly wears them and yoga pants so I don’t think they are out of style by any means. They’re comfortable and appropriate for the activity/environment she was in. I wear leggings, jeggings, and yoga pants all the time.

      • Agenbiter says:

        Hah @thirstyhirsty –
        Now I picture her repeating to herself
        ‘tight, tiny butt, tight, tiny butt, tight, tiny butt …’

        And she smiled and laughed and laughed

      • Sarah B says:

        Some people just can’t stand the female figure, I suppose.

    • Ashby says:

      Yes, please enough with the jeggings, it’s an incredibly hideous look.
      I will admit that I often wear skinny cut pants and jeans, ( but not painted on ) because frankly I’m tall, very thin with extremely long legs, so it works for me.
      I can’t stand painted on pants and for Kate in her position, it’s really not appropriate.
      I wish Kate would wear just once a pair of straight cut dark jeans, not painted on skinny jeans and not lose, baggy jeans, just a pair of straight cut dark blue jeans that nicely hug her body.
      How hard is it?
      Although the jacket is great and the boots look right for this event.
      I overall prefer Meghan’s style, but she should pay more attention to the fit of her clothes. It’s less fussy, more simple and classic than Kate’s coat dresses,
      horrible huge hoof wedges and awful jeggings.

      • Bailie says:

        @ Josephine, Beth, Ellaus :

        Please kindly review my original post, I said that there is nothing wrong with pants that hug a woman’s curves and I stand by it 1,000.00% and I didn’t call Kate or anybody else desperate, I said it screams desperate when I see jeggings.
        I don’t like jeggings in the workplace, because I don’t want to see nearly every muscle of someone’s legs.
        To each his own, but I find very tight clothing inappropriate for a royal engagement or in a workplace.
        Because of luck + genetics, I happen to be very lucky to look great in a bikini without any exercise and I’m also 28, but just because I look good in them doesn’t mean that I have to wear them outside of a beach setting.
        And yes, I love my skinny jeans and other slim cut pants, but they are not skin tight.
        They nicely skim my body even without the curves that I barely have.
        Kate can wear whatever she wants and I can like it or dislike it, to me these jeggings would be good for her private life, but for public engagement she could have worn pants that are not so tight.
        She probably spent a couple of hours there and wasn’t need of some heavy duty support like a cashier being on her feet all day.

      • Linda says:

        But why do you think jeggings scream desperate on women? Why are you overly concerned about what a woman chooses to wear on her body? You can dislike an an item of clothing and that’s fine but to make moral judgements concerning what a woman chooses to wear is just ridiculous.

      • London says:

        Ashby, to me these jeggings look like something that should be worn with a skirt or dress in cold weather or under the pants, definitely not on their own.
        It looks way too tight and not right for a member of BRF to appear in during a royal engagement.
        It’s not professional in my opinion. The coat is great and so are the boots.
        She could have worn some slim-legged khakis for a casual event for gardening and pizza making. This looks so immature.

  3. Royalwatcher says:

    And wow, wouldn’t you know, KP has already tweeted about both her flower show garden collaboration AND her engagement this morning. No 5-hour delay for the Cambridges? I see you KP and Cambridges. *eyeroll*

    • Annie. says:

      KP’s social media team is a disaster. But it is not only with the Sussexes. With William and Kate this has happened too.
      I don’t know how can they not hire more efficient people

    • Anna says:

      Yeah, I was about to say this. KP was all over Kate visit.

    • Wha1ever says:


      At least they didn’t have a TWO DAY delay like the Cambridge’s had for that BBC Radio 1 reception they held while the Sussex’s were on tour. *eyeroll*

    • Millennial says:

      Their social media is terrible. The Royal Family Instagram had photos of Meghan and Harry’s visit up hours before Kensington Palace arsed themselves to post and the royal family page doesn’t even do “grandchildren” posts all that often.

    • Becks1 says:

      People were ticked yesterday on their IG because they posted 3 or 4 posts about Meghan and Harry but only one post for Kate’s last engagement – overlooking the fact that each post was about a different engagement during the course of the day. They didn’t just lump the whole day into one post, which is appropriate IMO, to make sure each visit got its own focus.

      I kind of feel bad for their social media team because they just can’t win, but that is why they need to split up. Have one team for the Sussexes and one team for the Cambridges. The Cambridges will get their own when William becomes Duke of Cornwall anyway, so might as well start now.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        The KP social media team are rubbish, they need to stop with focusing attention on specific SM channels. Twitter is still a popular channel and if you using something like HootSuite where you can create one post and send it to multiple channels broadening your reach. Plus their bias is obvious, just need to look at how Katie Keen’s event today is being covered by them. Its all over Twitter and Instagram as its been happening.

        On Twitter you can create ‘moments’ which is a great way to showcase several events on one day, on top of doing some real time posting. Other channels offer similar functionalities – shame that its not really being used.

      • Nic919 says:

        KP only has four people to cover and two of them weren’t doing public events yesterday. The other two were doing them together in the UK. There really wasn’t a reason for such a long delay before any photos were posted. The Royal Family account has far more royals to cover and they managed to get photos posted much earlier. There is really no excuse as there were no time zone differences or anyone else to focus on.

    • 90'sgirl says:

      KP PR Team took five hours to tweet yesterday, Harry and Meghans day was over by then.
      What KP did was ridiculous.

      Harry and Meghan need to get out from under KP, I hope they do once they move and Buckingham Palace does their social media, like they do for Sophie the Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne, Buckingham Palace tweets every outing Sophie , Princess Anne, Prince Edward does , they work all the time, it’s the only way I know what charities they do and how much they really work.

      KP is terrible on PR .
      I didn’t even bother to look at their thread today, Kate doing her usual stiff outing,.

      • sa says:

        Maybe it was intentional that they only tweeted after their day was over? To not overshadow whichever event they were currently at by tweeting about the previous event?

    • R says:

      wait so we are going to have drama and conspiracy theories of when social media posts? Could it be about the timing of the events- requests from the venue? And what if there is a security reason they delay post? Like what if they need them gone before a post?

      Honestly the conspiracy theories are OTT.

      • Famika says:

        It’s hardly a conspiracy theory when Twitter, including reporters who work with the Palace on getting stories, saw and commented on the oddity and lack of excuse or explanation for five hour delay in posting the Sussex outing

  4. Allison says:

    I love the jacket and boots.

  5. Cidy says:

    This is a good look for her. I like the earthy tones on her. She does look good in jeggings! And I like the boots with the jeggings. This was a good choice. I’m always hilariously distracted by that huge ring but more in a “oooh Shiny” way than anything else. Is that her normal wedding band? It’s beautiful! But huge.

    • Becks1 says:

      The sapphire ring is her engagement ring. She has a simple gold band for her wedding band and then a diamond band that I think is presumed to have been a gift from William at some point.

      • Cal says:

        Yes…..what’s the deal with engagement rings? Cant they be left off?
        It looks insane with this type of outfit. (Biased…..I always loathed it even when D had it. Don’t care if it’s worth a mint, I think it’s naff)

    • CheckThatPrivilege says:

      She’s got a great figure for jeggings, and she looks comfy and nice in that outfit. No shade from me about either Kate’s or Meghan’s clothing; they make an effort to look good — sometimes the choices work, and sometimes not.

      What I will dump shade on at times is the cost of some of the clothing. Even if they’re not paying for it or having to pay full price, I think it makes a powerful, positive statement when they choose less-expensive pieces at least some of the time, and I’d like to see more of that. I don’t need to have it rubbed in my face that the royals are rich AF.

  6. Chrissy says:

    I love the jacket but I think that jeggings are inappropriate as “work clothing”. Not to mention distracting and attention-seeking. It’s time to grow up and get some trousers. She looks like she’s about the muck out the barn not attend an engagement representing the Queen.

    • YesImHere says:

      That trouser outfit she wore a couple weeks ago was phenomenal. I absolutely, totally, unabashedly adored it. And it was perfect for her long legs. So professional, yet fun and also elegant.

      • L84Tea says:

        That looks was hands down the best thing she has ever, ever worn.

      • CheckThatPrivilege says:

        She looked fabulous, polished and professional in that outfit — one of her best looks ever! But, honestly, if my body looked as good in jeggings as hers does, I’d probably wear the hell out of them, too. The very few times I scored jeggings that were really comfy and stretchy, I worn the hell out of them, and I’d do it again if my waist ever gets smaller. Good thing I’m not famous, or I’d cry from jegging-hate. :)

    • Piggysarah says:

      Cidy – that’s her engagement ring. Belonged to Diana

      Edit Oops pressed the wrong reply button

    • Angie says:

      Totally agree. Jeggings are not work attire. I like the rest of the outfit- why couldn’t she wear normal pants? I swear she’s an exhibitionist.

      • Ellie says:

        +1000 Chrissy and Angie

      • Ellie says:

        +1000 Chrissy and Angie

      • Cerys says:

        Totally agree. I get that it’s an informal, outdoor setting and smart trousers would have been out of place but straight-legged jeans would have been better than those awful jeggings that she persists in wearing. I liked the jacket and the boots though.

      • Nic919 says:

        The blonde woman behind her was much better dressed for the occasion. And she was stylish. Kate is stuck in her outfit from ten years ago.

      • Erinn says:

        “I swear she’s an exhibitionist.”

        That’s an incredibly troubling way of thinking, honestly. I don’t see how this site can be so supportive of women they like, and then say things like that about women they don’t. There’s nothing obscene about what she’s wearing. The ‘cover up’ police is gross.

      • Elisa says:

        @Angie: this is a more casual event so IMO the jeggings and boots are fine. And after three kids she earned showing off her figure as much as she likes. Just like Serena Williams can wear rompers on court to show off her incredible physique.
        If I were as slender as Kate after three kids, I would wear the hell out of jeggings as well.

      • jan90067 says:

        @Erinn, SO totally agree with you!! The “cover up” police handle is so apt! Kate is not out and about with her “bits” hanging out, if she wants to wear tight pants, her body, her choice. Would I make that choice? If I had her body, perhaps. Should she wear “regular” pants/jeans? Perhaps. But…NOT ME/MY BODY, NOT MY CHOICE.

        ETA: Some of the comments on here are starting to border on the harpy level of places like Royal Dish (went on there once and never went back, they are VICIOUS).

      • Cal says:

        Right on Erinn. This is creepy and Puritanical body policing. Daily Fail stuff.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Jeggins are not appropriate work attire for Kate, but that won’t stop her stans from crying about the “jeggings hate”.

      • Fascinator says:

        Kate is objectively an exhibitionist (no shade). She didn’t wear undergarments and wore skirts that flew up on royal tours but was also known for flashing her bum in school. It’s like being left-handed- that doesn’t make her a bad person. And she has a need to show her skinniness in every. single. outfit. But she works hard and eats right, so that’s her prerogative!

    • Pearlime says:

      Meh, the skinny jeans are alright considering the event. The Cyprus pants were good, but not for the engagement she had today.

      • NYCTYPE says:

        Sorry, but jeggings are not appropriate for an engagement by any member of the BRF.
        She is not an ordinary person, Kate is being photographed from every angle and these pictures are shown all over the internet and newspapers.
        These painted on leggins are ridiculous looking for a public engagement by any royal.
        Someone who works in a casual office, medical clinic, school or hospital and wears leggings with a long blouse or shirt or loser sweater is a completely different situation.
        Goodness, she should know better by now, much better.
        There is a lot of various styles of pants between jeggings and painted on skinny pants and the LOSE fitting pants she wore for the trip to CYPRUS.
        This great jacket and boots would have looked wonderful with straight legged jeans or tapered casual pants or khakis.
        Really not rocket science, is it?

      • notasugarhere says:

        It is a simple idea, NYCTYPE, but her ardent fans won’t understand it.

      • guest says:

        I hope you had the same passion when Meghan wore a sheer, see-through skirt, which showed her bodysuit. She also wore a dress with a huge slit whilst on a work engagement in Australia representing the Queen – so whatever. I think that was a beach engagement but going by your standards for Royal dressing representing the Queen that type of outfit shouldn’t be worn. They both look fine for their engagements. Policing women’s body and clothes… So outdated and old fashioned views and you make fun of Kate’s matronly dressing. Such a joke.

    • JaneDoesWork says:

      Totally agree. Jeggings are less stiff than regular jeans if you’re gardening, but she is representing the queen and these look painted on. I just wish she would wear regular pants instead of leggings. Doesn’t even have to be dress pants for an event like this, just ordinary khakis where we cannot see every single muscle/crevice of her lower body, which is unprofessional for anyone let alone a member of the royal family. Just think for a second if the mayor of your town or city showed up to a gardening event in pants that tight.

    • Enn says:

      I wear jeggings to the office at least twice a week. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I have short legs and a long torso, and other jeans (even “skinny” cut) make me look stumpy.

      My boss has never said anything about them.

      • Bettyrose says:

        I also wear jeggings to the office, usually paired with long blouses and dressy boots. I prefer jeggings to jeans because I have thin legs with curvy hips/butt, and jeans big enough for my behind look to baggy/mom-jean on the rest of me.

        I don’t mind jeggings on Kate but I wish she’d pair them with an over sized shirt/sweater/coat like the eomam behind her everyone keeps mentioning.

      • Enn says:

        Bettyrose totally feel you on the butt-to-leg ratio! I do prefer longer sweaters or tops as well.

      • JANE says:

        Leggins were completely banned in our office and thank god for that.
        So unprofessional and wrong to wear painted on clothes in a work place.
        There are many, many options for pants out there everything from skinny jeans that are not painted on to straight legged pants and jeans, tapered dressy and casual pants.
        Kate’s jacket and boots look great and appropriate, but the jeggings are all wrong, regardless that it’s a casual engagement, she could have worn a nice pair of casual tapered pants.
        The world doesn’t need to see every muscle in her legs.

      • AmunetMaat says:

        I wear knit pointe leggings and jeggings to work everyday. I’m an educator. The stretch makes it comfy and I’m a plus size pear; skinny legs or straight leg pants make me look extra frumpy. The jeggings help give me support as well. Who knew so much hate was out there for women wearing jeggings to work.

  7. runcmc says:

    I think she looks relaxed and gorgeous. That’s the last-manic her big smile has ever looked! She looks lovely.

  8. RoyalBlue says:

    Love and want the jacket. Jeggings just look ridiculous. I think if she were home or with friends they are fine but not at work. Shrugs, buttons and jeggings are her thing.

  9. LT says:

    Love the jacket and the boots! The British do wintery, tweedy looks so well.

  10. Annie. says:

    I don’t mind the jeggins since I wear them quite a lot to go to work (and I am professor!), but variety would be welcome, Kate!
    I do love the new boots though.

  11. aaa says:

    I really like the jacket and boots.

    Gotta say, my eyes are drawn to the spiffy man accompanying Kate, dude is quite the package with his bowler and brolly.

    • BeanieBean says:

      And his outfit makes Kate’s citified-country vibe look odd. They’re still in a city, walking on paved city streets. Plus, she looks cold to me. I like the individual pieces of her outfit, but not the combination. It’s a proportion thing.

  12. Canadiangirl says:

    She looks nice. The jeggings seem fine for the occasion, which is to tour a garden. The color is nice and the coat looks great on her. We’ll see how 2019 goes but if she only pulls out the jeggigs for events like this, then i think that is fine.

  13. Ellie says:

    Can we ease off the button critiques? Esp. for her coats. She looks happy. I’m happy for her. And I hope she finds a true friend who will steal all her jeggings and burn them.

  14. YesImHere says:

    I’m not feeling this outfit at all. The leggings are too form-fitting and look too much like actual tights (that would be work UNDER something). I’m actually a fan of her so-called “matronly” looks (which I don’t think look matronly at all!). I think she has fantastic taste in dresses and skirts. I don’t care for the coats with huge buttons, but I’m not a coat fan in general anyway. Hard for anyone to impress me with a coat! I’m a huge fan of nature and horticulture, so Kate’s new initiative is something that actually interests me.

  15. liriel says:

    She looks great in casual clothes. Very appropriate down to earth. Also repeats – smart choice.
    I love the boots! Finally not wedges and heels.
    Not crazy about leggings and I’d prefer her hair at least half up but honestly she really made the right choice and somehow she found her role and isn’t looking manic, too princessy etc any more.

  16. Zizii says:

    So cute. She looks great. BUT. So unprofessional looking. Especially now that Megan is on the scene. Jeggings are not appropriate for official engagements sorry.

  17. SGUSA says:

    Keep the button snark coming! The button obsession is so matronly & our of fashion. Personally, I dislike Kate’s style – too stiff and boring.

  18. aaa says:

    OT Question:
    When I go to the RSS 2.0 page for a post, it is cluttered with code, this has been going on for weeks. Are others seeing the same thing?

    • Lady D says:

      The RSS 2.0 page hasn’t been working since shortly after Christmas. I hope it gets fixed soon, too.

    • Pearlime says:

      I’ve had no problems with it. Might be the interpreter in your browser?

      • Lady D says:

        Why would the interpreter suddenly change, Pearlime? I don’t know much about computers at all, and I’m pretty sure I did nothing to change the way it works. I’ve seen the RSS 2.0 feed screwed up before, twice in eight years actually and it usually reverts back to readable within a few days, but it has been weeks now. How strange that you can still read this and we can’t.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Ok what happened is that I tried to update the backend of the site but shit failed so they had to restore the site from backups. That must be when the RSS feed failed. I will see what else I can find out. But I don’t know how to replicate this can you please let me know which browser you use so I can try a few things?

  19. Janey says:

    Duchess visits garden, counts to ten for the elderly gent escorting her. Feigns interest in horticulture and counts minutes until she can go home, never gets further than ten.

    • 90'sgirl says:

      She just comes off as so stiff, such fake interest when she’s appears on these outings.
      I never got the hype with Kate.

      • LW says:

        I watched videos of some of her interactions with kids today making pizzas. She was great and natural with them, I think kids are/should be her niche. Just as I think Meghan taking on theater patronages and women’s education patronages is where she shines. I love her boots and her jacket. And I also like Meghan! Say what?! Lol

    • Noreen says:

      Meghan spent 45 minutes at the event the other day at the place for clothing.

    • R says:

      Really? this isn’t accurate recounting of the event at all there are tons of videos you should watch maybe you can use facts instead of this over the top evil loser Kate so many people here are desperate to make her be.

  20. Becks1 says:

    She looks nice! I do think she does casual well. She has updated her “outdoor activity with children” uniform – I thought for sure we would see her Penelope Chilvers boots today; happy to be proven wrong.

    the jeggings don’t bother me like they bother others, yes they are pretty form-fitting but that’s the style.

    Have we seen Meghan in jeans for a more casual event yet?

    • aaa says:

      IIRC Meghan wore jeans in Wales.

    • Mae says:

      Mother denim jeans in Invictus team trials in Bath (ppl were scared she was trying to bring back bootleg jeans…the horror!lol) Huit denim jeans in Wales (it saved the company apparently) and she wore Outland denim jeans multiple times in Australia (they hired 15 more seamstress to cope with the demand after she wore it) and J Crew in NZ where they welly-wanged (this word makes me laugh) and when they went to the forest canopy thing. As I’m typing this I’m shocked that she has worn jeans so many times already. None were Jeggings as far as I can tell.

      • Becks1 says:

        thanks Mae and aaa! Now that you list out the events like that I remember them; I don’t know why I couldn’t place her in jeans at first.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Jeans and jeggings are not the same thing. You do understand that, right?

      • Cal says:

        But to the observer they sure can be.
        If a person has really skinny legs, she’s always going to look like her skinny jeans are loose on her. (Think Angelina, to avoid other invidious comparisons) Or lots of ageing male rock stars, for that matter!
        Kate has very muscular legs, for all their slimness, and would fill out approved skinny jeans exactly as she does these green ones.
        (I think HMQ would have banned them by now, if anyone had a problem with the look)

      • guest says:

        Form-fitting, figure-hugging skinny jeans look exactly the same as jeggings.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Nota – yes, I understand that, lol. That was kind of the point of my question – whether we had seen Meghan in outfits involving denim bottoms and whether she had worn jeggings (or super tight skinny jeans) to any of those events.

  21. Julia says:

    Kate was in my hood, the hell! This explain why traffic was so crazy this morning! Also, can’t believe she ventured that far East in London ;)

    She always looks like she’s doing some kind of fancy dress. Today was “Kate at the farm”. It looks like a panoply rather than an actual outfit. I don’t think these boots were necessary to visit a community garden in central London…. She always looks a bit naff but oh well, very English rose I guess.

    • Rita says:

      Harry’s garden was a/the Sentebale garden. Had to look it up because I thought the original was British for highly-scented. And I love that concept.

  22. MM says:

    You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  23. Anastasia says:

    God, those jeggings look so ridiculous. I bet the Queen HATES them. It’s like great jacket, then she ruined the whole look with those atrocious “pants.” STAHP.

    • jan90067 says:

      If TQ “hated” them, the gray men would’ve had “a word” with Kate way before this. I’m sure TQ is just fine with it, as long as Kate is out working.

      • notasugarhere says:

        After 8 years, the Queen has given up on Kate dressing appropriately or working. HM takes the bare minimum she can get out of W&K at this point. They will be Charlie’s problem soon enough.

      • Cal says:

        I doubt that very much. Of all that generation of female royals, it’s only Kate who’s going to assume a truly important rôle; one HMQ cares about deeply. I can’t see her throwing in the towel if she thought there was an unsuitable character lined up for it. (She learned lessons in the ’80s, I’d say, and keeps an eye out for warning signs)
        If she thought Kate sartorially wayward in the way she’s often portrayed here, I really do think she’d have intervened.
        Having said that, neither you nor I have any authority in this: we can only speak of our impressions.

  24. Digital Unicorn says:

    Good look but like others not a fan of the painted on jeggings from Zara that she loves – they are fine for private but pubic events she should either wear jeans or at least ‘jeggings’ with better quality material. Zara jeggings are cheap and comfy but they are not the best quality and the material is thin. Plus they show everything.

    • Agenbiter says:

      “they show everything“ – and you’re assuming that’s a problem …?

      • notasugarhere says:

        When you are government representative? Yes, it is a problem. She can wear what she likes on her personal time, not at work. Just like the rest of us.

      • guest says:

        Nah, it’s never a problem with the other Duchess when she wears “inappropriate” outfits, only with this one.

  25. suharik26 says:

    she looks thinner than ever. Emaciated!

  26. Flying fish says:

    The leggings are too tight and distracting.

  27. starryfish29 says:

    Is this garden the big campaign to save Britain’s children?

    • RoyalBlue says:

      Lol. Girl don’t wait for a response because it’s only crickets chirping.

      That shameful press release last year just before Meghan came out with her cookbook initiative was all bark and no bite. It proved how fearful they are of the attention Meghan commands.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Oh god. If this really IS it…then it’s truly pathetic and yet completely unsurprising.

    • guest says:

      No. Their Twitter actually has good information about the 3 gardens she is going to be co-designing. It’s about combining the outdoorsy life with mental health for children and adults. She will also be designing an NHS garden or one of the gardens will be placed in a NHS mental health trust. So, it’s tying in her mental health initiatives quite nicely with the outdoor gardening work.

  28. Lisa says:

    Kate looks great here.

  29. LondonLook says:

    Those jeggings make her look like Max Wall!

  30. Billie Bee says:

    So close, but for the skintight pants…

  31. Goofpuff says:

    The blonde woman is appropriately dressed for this work event. She has skinny jeans but not leggings and appropriate boots. Kate’s outfit looks ridiculous when standing next to everyone else because it looks like she was totally clueless on what the event entailed. Good for casual home gardening but not for gardening work event which to be honest is just a bunch of talking and pictures. There is a difference.

    • KidV says:

      I think the blond woman behind her looks sloppy. Faded jeans, worn shoes. big puffy coat. She looks like millions of other women out there. Kate isn’t there to blend in, she’s there to call attention to charities. She looks great for photos, that’s the point.

      • jan90067 says:


      • Belle says:

        Thank you KidV. I don’t want Kate to dress like the average woman on the street. She looks great here. I love the jacket and the boots. The jeggings are a bit tight for my taste, but they certainly aren’t “disgusting” or inappropriate.

      • tempest prognosticator says:

        She’s dressed appropriately for this type event. The warm colors look nice on her. I’m a bit surprised at the people who find her jeggings scandalous.

      • atlantic says:

        Cosign KidV and tempest p

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate is dressed like a walk in the park is the same as a safari. So yes she doesn’t look like the peasants who understand a park in the city isn’t the time to break out the hiking boots.

  32. Dr Mrs The Monarch says:

    Was that Kate’s “big announcement”? She is sticking her name on a floral project with two other (actual) designers? I hope not, but I also know I shouldn’t expect more effort. (Sorry, not “effort”, the proper term is “keen”).

    • guest says:

      Well, if you look at it from your point of view.. Meghan just stuck her name on the cookbook. She made it come together but she wasn’t the one actually behind the lovely recipes. Both projects will be helping the community. Don’t hate because you don’t involve yourself in charity and community projects.

  33. Goofpuff says:

    And I want to emphasize that what you wear to work is important. We don’t like to admit that here in the USA because we want to believe that merit should be more important than looks but we’re doing ourselves a disservice. The whole package is important. You have to convey the right nonverbal message. You don’t want your nonverbal cues to be opposite of what you’re trying to say. Your clothes should work with you not against you.

  34. magnolia says:

    She looks lovely. Makeup is on point. I want those boots.

  35. Rosie says:

    I like the jacket. It looks to me like she’s probably falls between 2 sizes in the jeggings and instead of going a size up she squeezes into the smaller size. In that case you should really try a different brand. A slightly looser jean, jegging or trouser would have looked better. I like the boots but not with skinnier than skinny jeggings….yes London they are a bit Max Wall. The jacket looks older and worn in to me, which is good.

  36. Lulu says:

    So funny how some of this Meghan stans find jeggings super revealing as if Kate is wearing nothing and made a grave mistake. Remember your own fave wears super tight dresses just to showcase her belly. Remember that tight dress and her boobs are all super squished. Yup. Hypocrite.

    • KidV says:

      People have been criticizing her jeggings since she first wore them, long before Meghan was on the scene. Nice try, though.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Jeggings which are completely inappropriate and we’ve been writing that for years on here.

      A woman wearing a maternity dress that shows she is expecting is shocking? Please.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      It seems like a few of the Tumblr/Twitter loons have found their way here lately. This is about the third or fourth article where I’ve seen someone new whine about “Meghan stans”.

      • Olenna says:

        Yep, the OP’s comment sounds like fixated Twitter-speak. I won’t even go near that seven hells called Tumblr, but I can believe it’s even worse than Twitter. I think some of them do not realize they’re probably being monitored like Scammy was for their obsessive, negative harassment of Meghan and her fans.

      • guest says:

        Funny, Tumblr was all the range here when the Tumblrinas were always talking about Kate. Tumblr has been mentioned plenty of times over here (check past posts) but I guess it was fine then because it was all aimed at Kate.

      • Linda says:

        @Beach Dreams
        The loons appear to be both the obsessed Kate and Meghan stans. Both camps are just ridiculous at this point.

  37. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    She is beautiful and certainly is thin enough to pull of skin-tight pants, but agree with commenters who said it appears inappropriate for the setting. If she had worn something longer on top of them, no biggie. But seeing every detail of her body below the waist is not becoming of a duchess who is out for a public event. She can do better.

  38. pleaseicu says:

    The pants seem too tight but love everything else about the outfit, especially the boots and jacket. She seemed genuinely engaged with everyone from the kids to the adults she interacted with today. That wasn’t always the case at her appearances. And not too long ago either.

    I’ve seen complaints elsewhere today of Kate talking about George and Charlotte. At this type of event? That doesn’t seem inappropriate to me. At their age, and given their family roots (and family resources), I can believe one or both of them enjoy the outdoors and a variety of different activities. She was talking to, and interacting with, children for a good chunk of the event. I’d find it odd if she started spouting off stats and data about the societal, familial, and mental health benefits of the outdoors to children as they’re making pizza outdoors. That’d scream talking points disengagement to me. I guess you can criticize her and her team for doing so many events with children so that she does talk about her kids a lot. But I don’t find it inappropriate that she mentions what her children, or she and her children, enjoy doing while she’s engaged with other children at children/family events.

    • BeanieBean says:

      But she was talking to the kids when she said George & Charlotte would really like this type of learning, as though those kids would know who they are.

      • Rose says:

        Actually, she mentions George and Charlotte after a kid specifically asks her about them. The video is on Emily Nash’s Twitter feed.

        It is worth a watch, if only for the kid that asks whether or not the Queen likes pizza.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Ok, thank! I didn’t watch the video clip.

      • guest says:

        One of the kids actually said, “Oh, I would love to see them”, then the rest were like, “oh, yeaahhh”. I chuckled. Why do people think Brits and their kids don’t know about the Royal children?

    • R says:

      A little boy asked her where they were? She was specifically asked about her kids and she told them what they were learning and asked the kids if they learned about that subject too. It was a cute moment with a little boy.

  39. Karen says:

    What not to wear-tight jeggings and short jacket. If she chooses to wear them then long jacket, long sweater or long blouse.

  40. Julia says:

    I agree Shan, I’m baffled by the amount of comments in this thread shaming women wearing jeggins (which, btw, Kate often simply wears slim jeans, but as she is thin it looks like jeggins).

    I’m, maybe wrongly, assuming that most commentators here are women, and it’s really worrying to read that jeggings are not a proper attire for women…

    Edit: was replying to Shan but can see there seems to be some technical glitch with replying to comments today.

  41. Zazu says:

    It’s pretty common that women wear “breeches and riding boots” to achieve the English country look. The pants go inside the boot, not over, so boot-cut jeans wouldn’t work. Is there such a huge difference between skinny jeans and jeggings? Most jeans will fit to your hips and rear, even flares.
    Yes, I know it’s possible to wear loose trousers and stuff them in your boots. But why should Kate be hiding parts of her figure by wearing pleated baggy khakis or however people are suggesting she cover her hips, when the vast majority of other women wear fitted jeans? I guess the response is there is “painted-on’ and then there is slim fit. But Kate is wearing perfectly normal country wear and we don’t see anything that we haven’t seen before a million times on other women.

    It’s totally fine if it’s your personal style not to wear fitted pants, but let’s please avoid shaming another woman because we can see her figure! The Royals frequently wear English country style to engagements, because I think they like to seem relatable to ordinary people. It’s of course a matter of opinion whether jeans or jeggings are too casual, but it shouldn’t be because of showing her figure or not. Lots of sheath dresses are at least as revealing!

  42. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Other than the jeggings that are so tight they’re pulling in all the wrong places, this is a great look. If she had worn a longer top and coat I’d sign off on the whole thing. She looks so happy, though. That’s a huge plus.

  43. Kk2 says:

    I love her jacket and the boots. The boots! Maybe the best shoes I’ve ever seen her wear. I don’t remember ever thinking before- wow where can I get Kate’s shoes?

    I don’t have strong feelings about the jeggings. Like the color. I think my ideal would be a little less tight but it doesn’t look bad necessarily.

  44. Case says:

    I LOVE when she dresses casually. It suits her so well (given that she’s sporty and all) and she wears such classic but fun pieces.

  45. therealMrsKC says:

    I love olive and green tones so I love this outfit. She has amazing legs.

  46. FredsMother says:

    Pretty sure a I’ll be yelled at for this… But those two twigs she’s walking on look ready to snap in two. Cambridge looks much better with more meat on her bones. I actually cringed when I saw her photo. No ma’am, I don’t love this emaciated look. But maybe that’s just me… 🤷‍♀️

    • BaronSamedi says:

      Absolutely with you on that. I find the obvious emphasis she puts on her emaciated figure with the jeggings even more troubling. It’s over all not an attractive look.

      • Jane says:

        She has a much larger (wider) top half than bottom half, and for some reason she goes out of her way to emphasise that. I guess she likes creating the illusion her legs are even thinner than they actually are, but it’s not flattering.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Nor is it a healthy body image for her to be promoting. Remember, she’s used as inspiration on pro-ana sites, has been for years.

      • guest says:

        That is not her fault though. Famous people are used all the time on those sites.

  47. Lancer says:

    Love the jeggings and Islington. Lived there for awhile and miss it.

  48. R says:

    I saw some videos- I think Harper’s (but I could be wrong so apologize in advance if I am wrong) but she was absolutely charming, engaged and sweet. Kate doesn’t do public speaking well, she tries but its not a strong talent, but she is fabulous with children seems beyond natural, engaged and she seems to be having more fun then anything.

    I also love the coat, iffy on the boots and couldn’t care less about the pants.

  49. vava says:

    Totally unprofessional. Those jeggings should never be worn for official duties.

  50. Polly says:

    She looks comfortable and happy. The pants are fine, I find it amusing that there are so many people scandalised by the outline of a woman’s legs. They may not be to everyone’s taste, but they’re hardly inappropriate. It’s nice to see that most of these pieces are repeats, I hope she keeps that up.

    • guest says:

      Yup. She’s keeping the cost down and it looks like she’s doing a bit of diplomatic dressing – the Irish piece. It’s a good look for these Brexit times.

  51. Katebush says:

    She looks great! But most of all happy and comfortable.
    This look really suits her

  52. Mego says:

    I cannot get my head around her w earing skin tight pants with a short top. Everyone wears them with a long shirt or coat and look fine. But not Kate…

  53. liriel says:

    I love the boots and you can clearly see that she looks and is tall.
    Doing solo engagement (William is very tall) I’d like her to wear more flat shoes. She doesn’t need heels!

  54. SA Queen says:

    First time commenter. Long time reader.
    Hi y’all!
    I honestly feel such a sense of community on this forum.

    I’ve seen comments about KP’s social media letting the Sussex’s down.
    But damn, Kate is really suffering.

    When Megan goes to a charity, NGO/NPO there’s clear communication about the organization and what they do.
    That’s always my biggest take away.
    With Kate, I never know what’s going on?
    Yes, before ya’ll shout at me regarding the name of the organization being in the copy, what I’m trying to say is that, the organization’s objectives are murky and there’s really no “heart” to her presence there.

    If I were Kate, I’d relook my communications team. They’re doing her no favors.

    I can’t pin point what the discrepancy is but her message is getting lost.
    Hard to articulate.

  55. Annie. says:

    ETA: I was replying to someone who said the coat was a repeat. It seems the message is now gone.

    Yeah, the coat, jeans, earrings and probably the sweater are all repeats. The only new thing are the boots

  56. guest says:

    thank you. These people seem stuck in the olden days. Insecurity about their own bodies, I guess.