Duchess Kate wore white McQueen & a tiara for the Trump state dinner

President Trump state visit to UK - Day One

Here are some photos from last night’s state dinner at Buckingham Palace. Of course the “money shots” are the ones of the Duchess of Cambridge, who walked into the dinner with Steve Mnuchin, and I was surprised to see them making friendly conversation about something. Probably not money, since only gauche Americans like to talk about money. Maybe they were talking about castles? Probably. Anyway, Kate wore a custom Alexander McQueen and maybe I’ve just gotten used to Kate’s style, but this isn’t too bad? The whole dress is just row after row of tiered ruffles, which sounds terrible but in reality, it looked okay-to-good. Kate also wore the Lover’s Knot Tiara. The only half-way mean thing I’ll say about this look is that it appears, to me, that Kate got some fresh Botox. She’s been known to dabble. Melania wore Dior, the Queen wore Angela Kelly and Camilla wore Bruce Oldfield. Here’s an uncomfortable photo:

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I like how Melania centered herself and smiled like a game show hostess. The Queen’s prize was a fancy dinner with with a sexual assailant and racist. As for the dinner, it should have been whatever greasy fast food they have in the UK, but it wasn’t. I wonder if Trump even touched anything he was served, which was: “Steamed fillet of halibut with watercress mousse, asparagus spears & chervil sauce; New season Windsor lamb with herb stuffing, spring vegetables, port sauce; Strawberry sable with lemon verbena cream; Assorted fresh fruits; Coffee & petit fours.” There were also about twenty wines offered, but Donald Trump doesn’t drink, so I assume he just sipped water or a Coke throughout the evening whilst daydreaming about a midnight Whopper.

What else? Prince Harry did not attend the state dinner, which was notable because pretty much everybody else did – the Cambridges, the Wessexes, Princess Anne, etc. Harry was around for lunch with the Trumps earlier in the day, and he also was around when the Queen showed the Trumps part of the Royal Collection. According to the Guardian, the Queen showed Trump the gift he had given her last year, which was a small pewter horse. She asked if he recognized it and he said “no.” Melania did though – she interrupted and properly identified it. The Queen also showed Trump a collection of tartans and he immediately recognized the one from his clan – his mother was from the MacLeod clan.

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  1. Enn says:

    I personally can’t believe how many damn grifters were apparently there. Conway?? Sanders?? I want a ticket to Mars.

    Kate looks really good in this one, but I like a good ruffle.

    WTF was May wearing?

    • Bella DuPont says:

      Kate looked amazing and those sapphire earrings are absolutely stunning. I’d happily go to jail for a week for the chance to wear them for an evening. 😩😍

      If she hadn’t “caught” Williams, she looks like she could have been happy with someone like Mnuchin. They look ‘good’ together.

      • Becks1 says:

        I don’t know how much I love the dress, but I do think that overall Kate looked really good, and I agree that those earrings are to die for. I saw them and thought “I WANT!!!”

      • Seraphina says:

        The jewels are to die for. But let’s also give a nod to Camilla and her tiara. Now that is one serious tiara and one not many can carry. It always looks great in her.

      • Becks1 says:

        @seraphina – I love Camilla’s bling. She knows how to bring it. So does the queen, but she’s the queen, so its expected. I do feel like Camilla has worn the same tiara repeatedly the past few times we have seen her in one, so I hope she changes it up next time.

      • Montréalaise says:

        Just FYI – the earrngs originally belonged to the Queen Mother – she bequeathed to the Queen, who lent them to Kate for last evening’s event.

      • KidV says:

        I like Kate’s dress, and I agree, the earrings are gorgeous. Kate looks good with her sash and the yellow thing (I’m completely drawing a blank on what it’s called, sorry!).

      • Seraphina says:

        @Becks1, yes there are some heavy hitters out there Cams could wear. Love seeing the “big guns” when they come out :)

      • Market Street Minifig says:

        Agree—love Kate’s look! She is a gorgeous woman and wears ruffles well!

      • Trashaddict says:

        Actually I quite fancy the Queen’s jewels the best….nice and bling-y.

    • Megan says:

      Miller and Scavino were also there. Good luck getting the stank out of the ballroom.

    • Maria says:

      I agree about May’ s dress. A disaster. What was she thinking?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      May’s dress wasn’t that bad (esp compared to the grifter women), it would have looked better if she had a bit of a tan.

    • Ashley says:

      Totally agree. Makes me want to barf how many shitty Trumpsters were in attendance.

    • Leena says:

      @ KidV

      Royal Family Order of Elizabeth II

      • KidV says:

        Thank you! I was having a hard time getting my brain working this morning. Needed more caffeine.

  2. Aidevee says:

    It makes me so irrationally angry to see the Trumps swanning about at Buckingham Palace. I bet he sat at dinner, chugging on his Diet Coke, not believing his luck.

    • Yup, Me says:

      More like he sat there, chugging his Coke, bored out of his mind and only half listening because he can’t wait to get back to his Fox News and Twitter account.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I’m surprised he didn’t have a stash of palm cards in order to engage his dinner companions in a half-decent discourse. It’s not as if he’s got the goods to carry on with any scintillating conversation. Bleerrrgh. What a gronk.

    • Harryg says:

      The Trumps and their minions all look so irritatingly satisfied they are finally in a real palace! Where they think they belong! In a castle on a mountaintop! Greedy repulsive grifters. God they are so awful.
      Oddly, the only one who looks like she “belongs” is robotic Melania. It’s like she’s made to be the random royal who just needs to show up and not say a word.

    • Trashaddict says:

      The man gets away with God knows what and he can’t even smile about it. Probably thinking he shoulda been the King of England. God, what a putz.

  3. Esmerelda says:

    Kate looks great! Trump in tails is the worst!

    • buensenso says:

      I don’t care for her dress, but her face is so beautiful. she’s never looked lovelier.

      • PlainJane says:

        The Botox freaks me out a little bit, tbh. I also suspect some filler in her cheeks.

        Maybe because I am an old lady (ok, not that old, but old enough that age is def starting to show) I really appreciate when women age gracefully; exhibit A — Robin Wright. She’s had some work done, but not a ton.

        The potential for Kate to turn into a Barbie Girl living in a Barbie World looms large when I see her like this.

      • Betty says:

        she hardly has any botox if she actually does and for sure no fillers in the cheek.

        I don’t see her turning plastic

      • Nic919 says:

        She has jowls when she gets so thin and they have disappeared. That’s what fillers do because she hasn’t gained weight anywhere else. She doesn’t have the chipmunk cheek look since she is just that thin pre fillers. The picture at the commonwealth day service shows what she looks like without Botox and filler touch ups.

    • Bella Bella says:

      Stand up straight please, Kate! It will make a world of difference in her whole vibe.

    • Kaiser nailed it with “game show host”. Also, wedding cake toppers. Their taste is cheap.

  4. Darla says:

    I saw quite a few shots where Camilla did not look amused, and I was seriously wondering if the mook said something offensive to her?

    • Redgrl says:

      There’s a story going around that Camilla winked at her protection officer (or the camera man near him?) as she was walking away with the Trumps and the theories about that are all over the map. I would love it if it was a “what a farce!” wink. Although I guess that’s not polite…

    • SM says:

      I think that just requirement to stand next to him can be offensive. She does the “dead inside” look very well in that first photo. Which probably I would also make naturally just thinking I will have to eat next to this wreck that is President of the US. She probably figured it is safer to just leave her soul locked in some posh Palace closet for the night.

      • SKF says:

        Yeah, I love how unhappy Charles, Camilla and Harry managed to look any time they were near a Trump. In the video above Harry looks miserable. He walks in with Ivanka and Jared but then disappears and I&J are no longer accompanied by a Royal so I think he did the bare minimum – good for him! Charles and Camilla hilariously just wonder around by themselves. The Queen is an old pro. She’s met some truly horrendous world leaders in her career. She can fake politeness and interest better than anyone.

        I kind of love that the Queen, Camilla and Kate brought out the big gun jewels. It seemed like a little FU to the Trumps and their grabby little hands.

    • Megan says:

      I watched the video of the toasts and the cut always to members of the BRF were priceless. They clearly did not want to be there.

      • IlsaLund says:

        And sadly, idiot Trump & clan, probably think, they love us, see, now we’re all BFFS.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Yes esp when Trump was giving his – it was cringeworthy and TQ did well to keep a straight face.

    • Trashaddict says:

      I could just see Trump trying to lay a hand on Camilla’s thigh or her butt.
      I would like to see her response if he did, I don’t think she would hold back.

  5. The Crumpled Horn says:

    She looks like she ripped the feathers off a baby owl and stuck them hastily to a slip. Its too fussy and ill-fitting on her very slender frame.

    Kate could look a million bucks if she wore very tailored, very well fitting garments in jewel tones ONLY – amethyst, emerald, plum and navy really suit her complexion and colouring.

    • Mego says:

      Very apt description of Kate’s gown! I really dislike it for that reason.

    • Lulu says:

      @thecrumpledhorn yep. I wore a dress JUST LIKE THAT in a highschool play where I was the Edwardian grandma. No lie. I even have the pics still. It’s awful dated and boring. Kate is 37. Hopefully she’s got another 40 years minimum as a royal. If this is what we’re getting now I can only imagine 20 years from now. I wish we’d get more fashion from other royals bc her style makes me mad every time I click.
      And yes she’s too thin. Forget body shaming this is health shaming. I’ve seen enough celebs in person to know that they’re almost always 10-15 lbs lighter than on camera. She must look ghastly in person…. like death warmed over.

    • 90sgirl says:

      Kate’s dress is awful.
      Also Kate is getting way too thin, she looks super skinny even in that fluffy fabric.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I agree with you all. Horrible dress. Yes, she is very, very slim. If it’s true that the camera adds *however many* kilos/pounds, just imagine how thin she really is.

    • Jenx says:

      She would look better in most things if she stood up straight. With her height, just improving that horrible posture would make her actually look regal.

      • Bella Bella says:

        My thoughts exactly. Stand up straight, Kate! Why isn’t anyone advising her?

      • Anom55 says:

        Whenever I see comments about her posture, I think maybe she has scoliosis and can’t stand up as straight? I have a very slight case of it, and although you probably wouldn’t know by just glancing at me, my shoulders and neck are in constant pain and I literally can not force my shoulders “back straight.” I’m hyper-aware of the way it affects the way clothes hang on me and how my posture looks in pictures.

    • PrincessK says:

      Well l think the dress is awful. McQueen must be turning in his grave. Why are they making her wear such things? I think Kate must have struck some kind of deal with McQueen just as Meghan has with Givenchy.

    • Cerys says:

      Completely agree. The jewels are great but the dress is like a feather duster. It does her no favours.

  6. Alexandria says:

    I like her makeup but not the dress. She still looks nice. Is it uncool to talk about her weight? I feel uncomfortable. Hope she is ok.

    Glad Harry did not attend.

    • Gigi La Moore says:

      Her weight is the elephant in the room that no one mentions as some consider it body shaming, but I agree with you. It is concerning.

    • Diana says:

      I agree. I know I stop eating when under emotional stress…

    • Megan says:

      Based on her muscle definition, I’d say she is thin from exercise and a healthy diet. The perks of a private chef and home gym.

    • sunny says:

      I agree. He face has looked especially beautiful of late. I try not to comment on her weight but she is looking very slender. I can’t imagine the stress and pressure of the last few months dealing with this situation.

      The dress is terrible though. Her formal style is a strange mix of boring and overly girly.

    • sabrina says:

      I wonder what it’s like for her to eat at dinners like this – surrounded by so many people and on display….

    • castletoz says:

      As someone who doesn’t eat under stress at all, forgets to eat when really busy and am mortified by pictures of myself now 15lbs heavier than I was last summer… I imagine that on a global scale and I totally get why she is looking so slim. Even the thought of it makes my anxiety perk up and ask if it gets to play today

  7. Aidevee says:

    I asked my husband what he’d have done if he was Prince Charles and wanted to make some kind of protest.

    He said that he would say nothing, but style his hair exactly like Trump’s and see if anyone noticed.

    I imagine the chat between Prince Phillip and Jared Kushner was sparkling 😬.

  8. Scal says:

    Ugh Steve Mnuchin. Can’t look at that picture without throwing up in my mouth a little. I picture his horrible gold digging wife and then I remember it was a greatest hits of the deplorables out for the banquet.

    I usually love state dinner pictures and videos and the fashion, but I just can’t with these. How to sit and dine with evil people like it’s normal.

    • Darla says:

      I felt this way yesterday. But then I saw someone very late yesterday post here that Americans have a lot of nerve blaming the royals. We are the ones who put them and the world in this position by making him president. And you know…that’s true.

  9. Seraphina says:

    All the women wore white, not sure about Princess Ivanka, but was it planned or by accident?

    Kate looks fine. I never expect to be wowed by her. Set expectations low and be happily surprised if and when it happens.

    I find it in very poor taste he didn’t recognize his own gift to the Queen. Maybe he had Whopper on the brain.

  10. Solidgolddancer says:

    Grifters gonna grift….what an embarrassment.

    Love Kate’s jewelry…the dress has too many ruffles for my taste.

  11. Erinn says:

    “she asked if he recognized it and he said “no.” Melania did though – she interrupted and properly identified it. The Queen also showed Trump a collection of tartans and he immediately recognized the one from his clan – his mother was from the MacLeod clan.”

    Of COURSE he didn’t recognize it. He probably didn’t even look at it, other than MAYBE a quick glance.

    The bar is set SO incredibly low, but at least Melania was able to recognize the gift – which I assume lines up with her normal trophy wife type activities.

    I am slightly surprised that he was able to recognize the MacLeod tartan. My husband’s ancestors have a tartan, and a line of mine do as well. I AM able to recognize the Nova Scotia tartan with relative ease, but not either of our ancestors.

    The queen looked lovely, though.

    • Becks1 says:

      I wonder how much the MacLeod tartan is a fixture at the Trump course in Scotland. That may be why he recognized it?

      • Seraphina says:

        @Becks1, I was skimming the comments and I misread your comment and thought it said Trump CURSE in Scotland. I was like wow!!! The curse of the Trumps. Then I realized my mistake.

  12. cannibell says:

    Ick. Those people anywhere near where I eat would be the best diet plan ever.

  13. Gigi La Moore says:

    That dress is doing nothing for her.

  14. CrystalBall says:

    The sash, broaches, medal, bracelet tiara and droopy earrings all overpower the delicate ruffled bridal gown Kate chose to wear. She either enjoyed her wedding day so much she wants to look like a bride again OR she felt it came up short and is now getting to do it her way again. (Yes, I know its a white evening gown but it could easily be worn by a bride)

  15. Redgrl says:

    That menu sounds amazing. Orange cheeto fascist was probably wondering where the well done steak with ketchup was…

  16. mm11 says:

    I will never understand why Kate chose McQueen as her go to brand when she’s the least person I would never imagine wearing something that Lee created. The brand image is always bold clothes and different and she’s like nothing like that at all. At least Meghan and Givenchy you can see that they fit together well even though I don’t like everything Meghan wears.

  17. Meghan says:

    Did the Clintons, Bushes or Obama’s have so many randoms at the state dinners they attended? Did everyone think “this is probably our only chance, let’s go?”

    In one picture Kate clearly has the “please let a large object fall on this man and release me from this boredom” look.

    I’m on Medicaid and have to take my son to the heart doctor today (yearly checkup) and I am worried that our insurance will be cut off, but apparently I can pay for all these randoms to hang out with royals. Cool. Cool.

    • Lightpurple says:

      No. They did not bring their whole families and they left nonessential staffers at home. Laura brought daughter Barbara on a trip with her, the family paid for Barbara, but Barbara was not invited to lunch with the Queen. She ate with the press pool while her mother attended the luncheon.

      • IlsaLund says:

        Yes, I believe that if additional family members are brought along, then the cost is paid for privately. But we know these grifters found a way to use tax dollars to pay for the whole entourage. And of course, no one in Congress will do their duty and call them out on misuse of taxpayer funds. But damn those “takers” who don’t deserve health insurance or food stamps.

    • K says:

      Laura Bush took her daughters to some places but I don’t think we paid and it wasn’t state dinners it was volunteer trips. I know this because when Obama was leaving Jenna was on the Today show talking about what an amazing experience it was to go to these places and meet some many wonderful people and that she would always be grateful the American people gave her the opportunity.

      Michelle took the girls to some places and again they paid for it and it wasn’t state dinners.

      I don’t mind if they travel and go see places but they as a family pay for it NOT ME!.

      • Meghan says:

        @K- I mean I love the Obama’s so they could pretty much do anything and I would be fine with it but I would understand them bringing their children who are minors along with them on the trip and maybe Michelle’s mom and the girls could have done some educational/historical stuff. Of course some people would have pitched fits if the Obama’s had done that.

        I cannot get behind adult children and random staffers attending on my dime. Cannot wait for 2020.

      • Nic919 says:

        And the Bush twins weren’t that old when they went either. Early 20s by the end of it at most. When the adult children have spouses and their own kids they should stay home. But grifters going to grift.

  18. Flying fish says:

    Sorry, but I think Kate’s dress is just ok.
    I agree she had her face touched up.

  19. Flying fish says:

    Sorry, but I think Kate’s dress is just ok.
    I agree she had her face touched up.

  20. Other Renee says:

    Kate looks ok. I’m not a fan of ruffles and these look like feathers. The dress looks like a giant feather duster.

    I am really kicking myself for saying this but Melania does look stunning. 🙄 Why isn’t the Queen standing in the center of that photo??

    Asking Trump if he recognized the gift while knowing he would likely say no was a nice touch.

    • Jerusha says:

      melania looks like she was borrowed from Madame Tussaud’s for the night.

    • ADS says:

      “Asking Trump if he recognized the gift while knowing he would likely say no was a nice touch.”

      Yes i wondered if that was done on purpose too. If so, kudos to Her Maj!

      • 10KTurtle says:

        I didn’t think that was so terrible (relative to every other terrible thing about him). I think that’s probably pretty common among normal couples, one partner not knowing what the other gave as a gift from “both.”

    • Lady D says:

      I think she looks stunning too, Other Renee. She looks good about half the time. This is the first time I’ve admired anything she’s worn.

  21. aquarius64 says:

    Did William and Kate interact with the Trumps?

    • K says:

      it didn’t look like it- I am sure if they did the trumps would make sure to get photos out there

  22. Bethany Karger says:

    I think Kate looks like a Q tip,

  23. mycomment says:

    i bet princess complicit was pissed she didn’t get to wear a tiara and had to suffice with a wonky hat plopped on her forehead.

  24. Lightpurple says:

    Kate could have worn a shower curtain and she would have looked lovely in comparison to the Trump women. Kudos to her for managing a smile while being forced to converse with that toad Mnuchin. She was probably happy she didn’t have to sit with any actual Trumps.

    My deepest condolences to Sophie, who was stuck with Nagini, and Anne, who pulled supervision of Tom Riddle. No idea who got stuck with the rest of the Trump filth.

    • Megan says:

      I doubt Kate had ever heard of Mnuchin before the visit (most Americans haven’t). It makes it easier to make small talk when you don’t know Mnuchin was responsible for countless foreclosures and is married to a thirsty gold digger.

  25. Becks1 says:

    I am back and forth on Kate’s dress. On the one hand, I like the neckline; so often for state dinners she goes for those high neck dresses with the same silhouette time and again, so I’m glad to see something different(although her Marchesa gown from last year and the McQueen gown from the fall were different.) I actually don’t mind the ruffles I don’t think? The dress is a little “much” but I don’t dislike it. I don’t love it, but I def don’t hate it like I hated the other McQueen and the Marchesa. I do think there is a bride-like quality to the dress, but I think the tiara adds to that. I don’t think the Lotus tiara would make it so bride-like.

    I love the earrings she is wearing.

    And I guess overall white was the color of the evening, so Kate is on theme.

  26. t says:

    ” The Queen’s prize was a fancy dinner with with a sexual assailant and racist.”

    I’m sure she did fine, considering she’s got some of those in her family too.

    • GR says:

      “I’m sure she did fine, considering she’s got some of those in her family too.”
      T – excellent point! They should have seated him with Princess Michael.

  27. Hyacinth Bucket says:

    The menu sounds AMAZING but I enjoy the subtle shade of picking foods Trump would clearly despise.

    All the Royals except the Queen were making no effort to hide how much they didn’t want to be there.

    Hey you know how the RF does gag gifts at Christmas? I wonder if any of them will get one of the many making fun of Trump items? I can imagine them having a good laugh over Trump toilet paper or something.

  28. Lala11_7 says:

    Melania wore a dress with a FLAME DESIGN TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TACKY!!!!!!!

    • Mac says:

      She is trying to teach us commoners about fashun!

    • PrincessK says:

      Well l think the dress is awful. McQueen must be turning in his grave. Why are they making her wear such things? I think Kate must have struck some kind of deal with McQueen just as Meghan has with Givenchy.

    • PrincessK says:

      Why is that tacky? Would you rather wear Kate’s feathers.

      • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

        Close your eyes and picture Vanna White wearing Melania’s dress…

        The dress looks perfect on Vanna doesn’t it? It looks like it was made for Wheel of Fortune. Now do you see? ;)

  29. 10KTurtle says:

    The American men all looked like clowns in their formal wear! Why did none of it seem to fit properly? Melania was suffering from a tragic case of Wonkyboob in most pictures. Side note: I don’t think Prince Harry has ever attended a state dinner, and he was never projected to attend this one. It isn’t his “position” within the family (yet).

    • Kylie says:

      Harry attended the Spanish state dinner two years ago. It is the only one he has attended.

      • 10KTurtle says:

        Ah, state dinner with royals he is distantly related to, makes sense. So it’s no big deal, but the press have to make it something. Another side note: I googled it, and the first headline that pops up is “Prince Harry seated with Kate’s model friend at Spanish state banquet.” Which model friend, you ask? ROSE HANBURY. Thank you for steering me to vintage gossip!

    • Lily says:

      Harry attending or not has nothing to do with his position. He is a senior royal and higher ranked than everyone else who attended except the Queen, Charles/Camilla and the Cambridges. The royals don’t always attend state dinners. Even Charles has skipped out on some, most notably China a couple of years ago. Since the Spanish visit Harry attended, there have been very few state dinners ( I believe one 1). The last one, ND, Harry and Meg were on tour for. William and Kate have both taken part in state dinners only recently, and they have not taken part in the visit portion in years whereas Harry has.

      I am positive that if Meghan was not on maternity leave and Harry thus on a “reduced” royal schedule for that, they both would have been in attendance. They seemed to have called it even by having Harry attend two events with the Trumps in the afternoon.

      • 10KTurtle says:

        Well I think it has everything to do with his position, or he and William would have been attending state dinners ever since they turned 18, since as you say, they “outrank” almost everyone else. I still don’t think Harry’s absence was the statement a lot of people wanted it to be, and I am still glad he and Meghan both had a valid “excuse” to stay home this time.

  30. Kylie says:

    I have mixed feelings about Kate’s dress. It has a nice silhouette but the lace ruffles might be too much. It is one of the dresses I think I would need to see in person to really see if I like it or not. I’m guessing she wore white for the same reason that the Queen and Camilla usually do, it is easier to coordinate with the sash.

    • Lady D says:

      …and speaking of sashes, why do the Queen and Charle’s have their sash start on their left shoulder, and Kate and Camilla have their sashes going the other way, starting on the right shoulder?

      • Liz says:

        They’re sashes for different orders of knighthood. The Queen, Charles, and William, and most of the elder “born-ins” are wearing the wide blue sash of the Order of the Garter, which is worn from the left shoulder to the right hip. It’s the highest order of chivalry in the UK, and is typically only available to senior born royals and the consort of the monarch (aka, Philip). Camilla and Kate will probably get it when their respective husbands are king.

        Camilla, Kate, Prince Michael, and Sophie of Wessex are all wearing the sash of the Royal Victorian Order, which is given for services to the monarch, as a personal gift. The blue sash, bordered in red and white stripes, is worn from the right shoulder to the left hip.

      • Becks1 says:

        someone explained this on another thread – they are different sashes for different orders. Charles’ is for the Order of the Garter (Anne’s as well), Kate and Camilla are wearing the GCVO. I think.

  31. Seraphina says:

    I think bringing his whole family along and parading them around is just too much. Classless and shows that he thinks he and his family should all be there. I bet they will be laughed at today while the aristos are lunching and having tea.

  32. L84Tea says:

    I think Kate does look beautiful–the jewels are to die for–but I think the real winner of the evening is good old Cams. She looks gorgeous in white and the cut of her gown is perfect on her.

    Also, to add, this is the first time Kate is getting to parade out in her new “thanks for being a good wife” sash! It actually does look nice on her.

  33. Enn says:

    Also what on earth is going on with the pelvic area of Malaria’s dress???

    • Becks1 says:

      I think that’s the light. In those posed pictures you see it, but in other pictures you don’t, so I just think a light or the flash made it look weird.

    • Cheryl Aman says:

      It looks like the silhouette of the photographer. Amusingly placed at her pelvic area. A very jarring effect.

  34. Lizzie says:

    she looks like frenchy at the hand jive contest

  35. Sam says:

    Why has the media not blasted trump for brining all of his kids even the second daughter?? I remember when Obama brought his MIL on a trip the media went mental.

    Kate looks ok, but she need to wear more jewel tones she always looks amazing when she does.

  36. RoyalBlue says:

    First thing I noticed was the Botox touchup.

    And I am so proud of Harry for avoiding the deplorables. You just know Ivanka was tasked with flirting with him and becoming familiar like she did with Trudeau and he is having none of that nonsense.

  37. Digital Unicorn says:

    Yeah she’s def touched up on the botox, that and the photo’s have clearly been photoshopped. I watched the footage and she did not look as young or smooth as she does in the photo’s.

    The dress looks like something you’d wear to a prom – too many ruffles esp as it will have been bespoke.

    The more I look at Melania’s dress the more it grows on me – was it trashy glamour sure but she does trashy glamour well. Just like Kate does frumpy middle aged matron well.

    • Nic919 says:

      The photo in the car is definitely touched up because the live footage shows her face being less round. I don’t know why photos like this even get altered While you expect it from a magazine shoot, this is a ride in a car and a news event.

      As for the dress, it reminds me of those dolls that were also toilet paper roll cozies. The ruffles might have worked if either only the bodice or the skirt, but here it’s too much. And she is so thin the ruffles almost overwhelm her.

      • MsIam says:

        Omg @nic19 exactly! I had an aunt who’s whole bathroom was covered in ruffles like, including the roll of toilet paper.

  38. Maria says:

    I enjoyed seeing the necklace from Princess Alexandra of Denmark’s engagement parure on Kate at the last state event. I’m sorry she’s not wearing another historic piece this time. Does anyone know what/where the earrings are from?

  39. Roserose says:

    Kate does look rather startled.

    The food at the banquet sounds divine. Utterly wasted on the Trumps.

  40. Jen says:

    Little Bo Peep done lost her sheep!! At least there weren’t any buttons.

  41. vava says:

    No to the dress. But consider this, a design like this automatically adds visual weight to the wearer. If anyone could pull this off, it’s underweight Kate. There is reason to be alarmed.

    Her jewelry and makeup are great. Love the tiara. I bet Ivanka is jealous she can’t wear one. LOL…that alone is wonderful.

    The scummy Trumps… yikes. How horrible to have to host these grifters. I would be ill for days if I had to be around any of those people, including their people like Munchkin, Miller, Suckabee Sanders, and KellyAnn. UGH

  42. Jen says:

    So, after looking at pics elsewhere, it seems all the women wore white except the Trump children. Great. It’s like having cousin Eddie at prom. So much for ditching that “gauche American” stereotype.

  43. Mindy_dopple says:

    The dress was good in theory but it looks SO HEAVY on her. It’s just hanging off her shoulders. In theory a more modest or old fashioned style would be updated with a modern cut on the top to even things out.

  44. Lexa says:

    I like the dress because it feels very vintage to me, though I might have liked it better if the bodice was a different material, like satin or even chiffon, just to visually break it up. I really thought she might wear navy and was hoping she might get access to a sapphire tiara but alas.

  45. olive says:

    all the trumps in WHITE GLOVES – they are so tacky and have no idea how to dress for this occasion, and she skipped the white gloves, but ivanka’s dress looks way too casual.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I think Mnunchin’s wife was sat next to William – in the video footage i saw a blonde literally throw herself onto a seat next to William, flip her hair and lean toward him. It was obvs she was trying to flirt.

  46. Lily says:

    An all around dull night fashion-wise and even bling wise.

  47. Jb says:

    I’m sure everyone was just looking at the tiara so the dress probably was an afterthought. Another reason why I can’t with “royalty” they are obligated to associate with racist fascist trash and be impartial. Take no stand, sit and shut up so they can enjoy the fruits of their ppls labor. I guess it’s good to be the Queen/King/Princess/Duchess.

  48. HeyThere! says:

    Okay, I love the Queens voice….and those jewels! Ahhh! Gorgeous!

  49. Lila says:

    I cackled our loud when I saw the pics yesterday. Mostly thrilled that you’ve been predicting this for a week and there was the tiara!

  50. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Other than the frozen botox face I think Kate looks great here. Much better than the 80s prom dress she wore last time(?).

    Melania looks so cheap in her getup. She could’ve done so much better.

    • vava says:

      Well as Dolly Parton once said, “it costs a lot of money to look this CHEAP.” LOL. (I love Dolly, though. despise Melanoma)

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        I love Dolly. She isn’t trying to pass herself off as anything she’s not, unlike Melania.

    • DaggerIsle says:

      She’s finally mastered the art of eye makeup.

      She looks good.

  51. Fluffy Princess says:

    This is the only time I’ve felt truly sorry for William and Kate. Kate had to walk with and sit next to that disgusting, fish-lipped cretin Mnuchin and William next to his equally disgusting, gold-digging scab of a wife. And Poor Anne next to Tom Riddle.

    Rose Hanbury’s dress was gorgeous! So modern, yet classy. Poor Kate, it’s too bad she and Rose had that falling out because Rose could help her with her fashion sense.

    But Camilla and her wink!! She truly is a treasure. I imagine that after it was all said and done that Camilla, had a cocktail at home with Charles and they laughed and laughed at how pitiful and gauche and ridiculous that whole garish family is!

    • PrincessK says:

      Well someone said that the Palace was having a laugh by having Kate partnered with Munchin …but why?

      • Tourmaline says:

        What were the alternatives among the Trump Crew? Jared Kushner? Mick Mulvaney? Donny Jr or Eric? Or, Horror of horrors, Stephen Miller? I think Mnuchin isn’t even the worst among those to have to walk/sit with…

      • Fluffy Princess says:

        My pick for least worst is probably either Mulvaney or ugly Eric. Mnuchin–GAH he is horrible–grifter extraordinaire who thinks he can flout laws and subpoenas on a whim while he and his wife stuff their pockets as fast as they can. Look at his face. He is so gross.

  52. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m so sorry England.

  53. Lena says:

    Is that the only tiara Kate has?

    Also to me it seems she’s wearing too much blush/bronzer and highlight–it makes her look sweaty.

    & the texture of that dress just reminds me of a white furby.

    • Lady D says:

      A friend paid over $400 each for two Furbies one Christmas Eve in ’96-’98? I could not believe the price he paid for two stuffed animals that everybody just HAD to have.

  54. DaggerIsle says:

    Every tile I see Mnuchkin I think of John Oliver…

  55. kerwood says:

    I don’t like Kate’s dress but I can’t blame her for not putting on her best. She could have worn a bathrobe and slippers, with her hair in curlers and she would have outclassed every single one of those creatures.

    Every picture of this visit makes me sick with rage. Trump and his wife were invited but he saw fit to inflict his entire disgusting family on the British people, on the American taxpayers dime. And just like everything else, he gets away with it. Every one of those disgusting people will have the memory of meeting the British royal family for the rest of the lives, something that not one of them deserves.

    I long for the minute after Trump is finally shown the door and the White House is fumigated. Congress might have to ask Canadian/British soldiers come down and burn the thing down AGAIN and start from scratch because that’s the only way they will EVER get the stench out of White House. Who’s going to want to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom after Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin have been there.

    When that moment comes, I want to hear every insult and snide comment the British nobility made about the Trumps. I want Jared and Ivanka to return to England, thinking that they’re fit to associate with the royal family and have the entire family laugh in their faces and set the dogs on them.

    I’m proud that the British people made sure that the Trumps knew just how much they’re despised. And I hope that they know that many of the people they dined with probably agree with the protesters, no matter how conservative they are.

  56. Goofpuff says:

    Oh wow Kate’s face. It looks so weird all freshly botoxed and filler-ed . All her normal wrinkles look ironed out like she put a filter on her face. It’s so weird. I find it strange that people think this smoothed out filter look is beautiful. Conditioned by Instagram I guess. I like her regular face more. I think she went a touch too strong here.

  57. Andrea says:

    The picture of the five has me rolling in laughter! Melania looks like Vanna White…yipeee I am with the queen!! Charles and Camilla look like get me the hell out of here! Trump looks like a stuffed sausage. And the Queen is like I am not smiling…I shall look away and smirk a smidge.