Duchess Kate & Duchess Meghan attended the Wimbledon women’s final

The Wimbledon Championships 2019

Another year, another loss in the final for Serena Williams. Last year, the Duchess of Sussex looked near tears when Serena lost in the final. This year, Meghan put on a happier face, and the Duchess of Cambridge looked very pleased for Simona Halep, the Ladies’ Singles champion. While Meghan and Kate arrived separately, they made a point of sitting side-by-side. What was weird was that Kate didn’t sit next to her sister! Kate arrived at the All-England Club early, with her sister Pippa Middleton in tow, and Kate spent some time doing duchess-y tennis things, like greeting volunteers and employees, etc. Meghan arrived just before the match and she was hustled to the Royal Box. The seating from left to right was Kate then Meghan then Pippa, all front and center in the Royal Box. Surely Kate should have been in the middle, so she could talk to both Meghan and Pippa? It was weird.

As for fashion, it was on-brand for both royal women. Kate wore a repeat Dolce & Gabbana dress, which she first wore in Canada in 2016. It was fussy back then and it’s even fussier now that we have a better look at it. The buttons, the ruffled shoulder…my lord. Meanwhile, Meghan wore a pleated white-patterned skirt and button-down blouse from Hugo Boss. I didn’t have a problem with her outfit, but I still dislike it when Meghan does a slicked-down center part to her hair. She needs some volume around her face, just my opinion.

Once again, I’m not even going to search out whatever criticisms are being lodged against Meghan. I’m sure the Daily Mail is yelling at her about something, and I’m sure dozens of commenters will come in here and parrot those nasty talking points. Both duchesses seemed to get along well and put on a good show, which is unsurprising because they’ve been doing that for months. The problem is between their husbands. Meghan did leave after Serena’s match, while Kate and Pippa stayed to watch some of the men’s doubles final, although they eventually left before it was over (because it went on for nearly five hours).

The Wimbledon Championships 2019

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  1. Millennial says:

    They looked good. It was weird that Pippa got shoehorned into the event. I mean, I know she typically goes to Wimbledon, but if they are going to make Kate and Meghan attending the women’s final an annual thing, it’s weird for Pippa to tag along IMO.

    And again, the ladies are working extra hard to smooth things over in public whereas the menfolk can hardly be bothered.

    • MrsBump says:

      Kate attends as she’s the patron and Meghan came out to support her friend. I don’t think anybody is trying to make it a yearly thing. I doubt Meghan would have left her baby to attend any old match if Serena wasn’t playing. Pippa seems to be a regular at wimbledon and i think it would have looked weirder for her to not sit with sister and i thought having Meghan in the middle was cute. They were making an effort to include her.

      • Millennial says:

        I’m just trying to imagine if Meghan had a sibling that was worth a darn, and she wanted to bring that sibling to something is royal-perky as the royal box at Wimbledon. We would never hear the end of it. People freaked out enough when Doria attended a cookbook launch.

      • MrsBump says:

        Other than the daily mail rats, i don’t remember anyone throwing a fit over Doria joining the cookbook launch.
        Plus, pippa goes to these things all the time, her husband is more than rich enough to pay for her tickets. If she intended to go anyway, why should she not sit with her sister just because of what some racist people might have said about doria attending?

      • Megan says:

        The royal box was created by the All England Club to accommodate visiting royals and special guests. The tickets are issued at the discretion of the club.

      • Salvation says:

        I never read the Daily Mail nor any of those tabloids so to say that the criticism towards Doria regarding the cookbook launch was confined to the tabloids is very inaccurate. There were many posters on this very website that attacked both Meghan and Doria. Same posters stated that the cookbook launch was a royal event and Meghan having her mother tag along was tacky and classless.etc etc. This just goes to show how both these women are held to different standards. Kate does something and she’s praised as the thing in the world that ever happened to the British royal family, Meghan does same thing and she gets tarred, feathered, dragged through the city streets and ostracized.

      • Harla says:

        And people are still complaining that Doria rode in the same car, to the cookbook event, as Harry and Meghan. Complaining about use of taxpayer money, I look forward to the same outcry for Pippa riding in the same car as Kate to Wimbledon.

      • MrsBump says:

        @salvation

        Did kate receive praise for bringing her sister along? Could you point us to any relevant links to back up this assertion? While you are at it, thrown in the non tabloidy links to serious publications that had an issue with doria attending the cook book launch.

        But again, why should pippa who is a regular at wimbledon not sit with her sister, if she’s attending anyway, just because of what racists said about Doria.
        Meghan’s haters will complain about everything, and here itself there are plenty of kate detractors doing the same and complaining about pippa

      • Wigletwatcher says:

        Bump
        The criticism began when Kate’s family appeared to be profiting off of the marriage. They used RPO protection for private use without royals around.
        They used tax funds for personal renovations to private residences. They “tagged along” to events they could and should have paid and attended privately. The aristos all followed this way, but not them. It all was shady.

        This is just the same, but we have become desensitized to it and just accept Kate’s family will always be in the royal box or with her while she “works” and that doesn’t look good.

        I can provide links and info to back up any inquiries you have.

      • Linda says:

        @MRSBUMP
        “Daily mail rats”. I love that. From henceforth this is what I’ll be calling them.

      • Ainsley7 says:

        @Harla I am someone who didn’t like the way Doria was included in the cookbook launch. For me, it had nothing to do with taxpayer money. I didn’t like it because it pulled focus off of the women and the cookbook. The entire focus was put on Doria being there. If Doria had just been there in the background, it wouldn’t have bothered me. Like when Kate had her portrait unveiled and her family was there. They didn’t arrive with her and all of that. So, the story stayed mostly on the portrait and the artist.

        Wimbledon is different. Having Pippa or Doria there doesn’t pull focus in the same way. Pippa only sat with Kate to watch the matches. She didn’t tag along when Kate was doing her patron duties. I think it would have been nice if Doria had been able to come too. I don’t have a problem with the in-laws getting perks through their connections when they have to put up with the media being ridiculous about them. Not that Pippa doesn’t like it, but I’m sure Doria hates it.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I prefer “Daily Fail Rats”!

      • Nic919 says:

        Doria was in the background for the cookbook launch just as much as Pippa was with the Wimbledon appearance. There is no difference other than the colour of their skin. Pippa was at the lunch that Kate had with the Wimbledon staff which is exactly what Doria did at the cookbook launch.

      • MrsBump says:

        @wigletwatch

        So initially pippa should not have sat next to her sister because of the criticism leveled at doria and now it has moved to the middletons profiting from their royal connections.
        While it is tacky for the middletons to benefit from their daughter’s status, in this particular case, i simply do not see the reason behind all the hand wringing happening here, other than just nitpicking for something to complain about
        She attends all the time, her sister was there, why not sit together?! It’s just common sense.

      • Megan says:

        @wigletwatch – RPO’s are not available on demand. The royal protection unit decides who needs protection and provides it accordingly.

      • salvation says:

        @MrsBump, yes Kate received praise for bringing her sister. You just have to read her stans’ praises of how Kate and Pippa were so kind and considerate for placing Meghan in their middle blah blah blah, as if the biracial woman has no right to be sitting where she was seated, big eyeroll.
        My point was just to point out to the inaccuracy of your claim that other than the “DM rats” no one else complained about Doria’s presence at the cookbook launch. Funny no one is stating how ‘ooh the optics of Kate inviting Pippa to sit in the royal box are not good” etc, huh!! The biracial woman does something and she is raked over the coals, the English rose does same thing and is praised from earth to heaven for it. The double standards never cease to amaze.

      • MrsBump says:

        So all this hand wringing is based off what posters are saying? There are plenty here outraged that kate brought her sister , what’s the difference?
        As for meghan sitting in the middle, i thought it was cute that she sat between the two sisters. The only people making a nice story into an ugly one are those intent on scoring points at every occasion.
        Not everything has to devolve into a “your duchess” game.

    • minx says:

      Mrs. Bump, agree. Much ado about nothing. I liked that Meghan was flanked by the two sisters, it just looked considerate for Meghan instead of having her on the end. Meghan, Pippa and Kate all have young children, although I doubt they run out of things to talk about aside from their kids. And the video of Kate and Meghan smiling and interacting was quite nice, they looked warmly at each other and I think they get along just fine.

      • Skylark says:

        Agree, minx & Mrs Bump. I really liked seeing the three of them, all big tennis fans, just chilling, enjoying each others’ company and a very exciting game.

        All this petty nit-picking and side-taking and point-scoring over Pippa being there and who sat where and why and ‘but Doria’ and ‘but the Middletons’ and what does it all mean is just… exhausting.

        Down thread is just… well, I’m staying put here where sanity seems to be prevailing.

    • KattyK says:

      Nic919: “Doria was in the background for the cookbook launch just as much as Pippa was with the Wimbledon appearance. There is no difference other than the colour of their skin.”

      I had no issue with Doria being at cookbook launch or with Pippa being at Wimbledon but isn’t the difference that the cookbook launch was actually a royal event and Wimbledon is simply an event often attended by royals?

  2. Rojas says:

    I like Meghan when she does her ponytail lol

    • minx says:

      I’m just itching for Kate and Meghan to go shorter, maybe get lobs. Then Kate can dump the sausage curls and Meghan can dump the center part—voila, they would be on a par with Queen Letizia.

    • FHMom says:

      I do, too. She looks lovely.
      I am also over long hair. I’d be happy with a shoulder skimming length cut. I mean, it will grow back if they hate it.

  3. Perry says:

    Meghan looks lovely. She looks younger too and her skin is gorgeous.

    • Serpentinefire says:

      I agree Meghan looks young very gorgeous women. Kate’s green dress is fugly.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I agree. Meghan looks gorgeous with that bit of extra (baby) weight. She’s still glowing! Kate is way too thin, and it’s starting to make her look older than her years, despite the subtle tweaking. The green of her dress is nice, but the style…bleh. Button-ey, bow-sey and frilly. Most ladies stopped wearing one or two of those elements by the time they were four years old, but wearing all three together when you’re heading for your forties… ooooo, no.

      I said on here a few weeks ago, that one of my closest friends is the spitting image of Kate. We caught up this weekend, as she’d moved away, so we don’t get together so often now. We were going through the photo albums (remember them?!) and the resemblance is uncanny. My friend had had her long, dark hair chopped off when she moved to the seaside, as she swims in the ocean every day, but the old photos do not lie. My end is tall and thin, like Kate. She said quite a few people hav commented on the resemblance. Except for my friend being older, they could be twins. I now expect her to speak to me in a posh English accent, and am always taken aback when I hear her posh Kiwi accent. 😂

    • PrincessK says:

      Meghan looks divine, a natural beauty without any effort. She looks younger and. Prettier.

    • Maria says:

      Younger than who?

    • noway says:

      Meghan does look lovely, but I didn’t like her skirt. The shirts okay, and she wears that style a lot and it looks good, but the skirt part is ugly. I thought she looked best in the jeans ensemble she wore before to Wimbledon, the one everyone was going crazy over. I know she can’t wear that to the royal box, but I thought she looked good in that.

      Now Kate’s dress I don’t like. What is it with the Brits and picking dresses with the crazy darts at the boobs. Also, Kate is a very thin and tall woman and that dress makes her look like she has a bit of stomach. That’s a terrible design, if it makes Kate look like that. It has to be fabric.

      It’s okay though they look like it was fun, and their outfits aren’t horrible, just I think they both could do better. Also, where Pippa was seated was weird, but who knows why?

  4. Kittycat says:

    I found it weird that kate wasn’t in the middle as well.

    • Al says:

      I thought it was a nice supportive gesture on the part of the nee-Middletons.

      • Kittycat says:

        Why would Meghan need their support?

      • Megan says:

        Because the tabs attack her constantly.

      • Al says:

        Seriously?? How about because the world media is putting these women against each other and coming down hard on Meghan in toxic racist ways. That might be why she needs the support of the established members of the family who had to go through similar attacks early on. 🙄

      • Anners says:

        Kittycat – I don’t think Meghan *needs* their support, but given how awful the papers have been, putting Meghan in the middle ensures that there are no photos where Kate is speaking to Pippa with Meghan left out (so no stories about how Kate can’t stand Meghan and blah blah blah). I think it’s a thoughtful gesture and shows onlookers that there’s no problem between the duchesses. A united front, if you will.

      • GR says:

        @AL agreed – I thought it was a polite gesture too. Just to make sure she felt included.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        I thought it looked protective, too. As well, both Meghan and Pippa have infants, so they might have something to talk about, too. The photo angle is interesting. It would be exhausting to have to think about these things all the time.

      • Bumble says:

        Agree. Seems like a nice gesture. I can’t fathom why anyone minds Doria at the cookbook launch nor Pippa w Kate at Wimbledon. Looking for faults, no?

      • Mego says:

        That’s the way it felt to me and I was grateful for it.

      • Himmiefan says:

        I think it looked nice. If Meghan had been on an end, others would have said they were excluding her. Now, there are some good photos of her talking and laughing with each and some of all three talking and laughing together.

        On other sites, people are already creating mock Daily Mail headlines.

      • Clementine says:

        They are family, and family support one another. The press is horrible to Meghan. They are sticking together. Meghan doesn’t NEED their support, but ” you do for family”, and that’s what the Middletons are doing for her!

    • Olive says:

      it’s an effort to include meghan. if kate and pippa were sat next to each other it would be too easy for them to just talk to each other the whole time. putting meghan in the middle removes that and makes the conversations inclusive.

      • PrincessK says:

        True.

      • Lolo says:

        I believe Kate was sat next to the Duke of Kent, who is president of the club (and hands out the trophies), then Kate, who is patron, then Meghan, who is a duchess. It’s sweet to think it was about the sisters rallying around Meghan but I think the reality is that royal precedence is observed in the royal box, they wouldn’t have been able to stick Pippa, a non-royal, in the middle of Kate and Meghan even if the sisters wanted to sit together.

      • Nic919 says:

        Meghan is the royal who has a right to be in the royal box so I don’t understand how Pippa is making any kind of gesture here since she is the one who requires to be invited not Meghan. Meghan can use the royal box whenever she wants, just like Sophie and Camilla, and even Princess OfMichael.

        It comes off as weirdly white saviour condescension to imply that Pippa is somehow supporting Meghan even though she’s literally done nothing to publicly support her against the racism that the media has thrown at her. The seating order is due to precedence, since the middle four seats in the royal box are different than the rest of them and they are reserved for the royals who attend. As noted by others the Duke of Kent was also there and he was sitting next to Kate. Until Pippa speaks out against the media racism against Meghan, I will hold off praising her for any support.

      • Megan says:

        @Nic919 It is not Pippa’s role or place to comment on anything related to Meghan and it would be terribly inappropriate and presumptuous if she did so. It seems clear at this point that Meghan’s strategy is to simply not acknowledge the RR’s racist BS. The fact that they cannot get a rise of her is literally making trolls like Piers Morgan crazy.

      • kerwood says:

        Include Meghan in what? Meghan is the DUCHESS OF SUSSEX. She doesn’t need the ‘support’ of Pippa Middleton. This was just another attempt to create the impression that the Middletons are ‘royalty’ too. That family will never stop trying to cash in on Kate landing William.

        @Nic919. You said it better than I did.

      • Himmiefan says:

        Due to her husband and his family’s wealth, Pippa is part of the wealthy establishment in Britain. Her sitting by and happily chatting with Meghan is a sign of support, and yes, everyone needs support.

      • Nic919 says:

        Pippa being in the royal box has nothing to do with supporting Meghan and everything to do with her sister inviting her there. She doesn’t need to go to the press about the racism Meghan has endured but she also shouldn’t be given credit for “supporting” Meghan when she has literally done nothing to demonstrate that. That’s my entire point. People are ascribing these noble sentiments to the Middleton sisters for simply showing up to watch tennis as if that somehow means they must be against the racist comments. As if Meghan doesn’t deserve to be in the royal box. No one gets any credit for sitting next to the biracial Duchess and the condescension that implies that it is good of them to sit next to her is what I find offensive. Meghan belongs in the royal box as much as Kate. It is Pippa who is the outsider here and yet some of the comments here miss that point entirely.

      • noway says:

        I don’t know where people are getting from these comments we need to praise Pippa. That’s not how I read any of the comments. I read it as some were thinking if you have two sisters together you get the sisters talking and to make Meghan not feel left out she was put in the middle. I would think her sister-in-law, Kate would be the one doing that, not Pippa. Second, the monarchy’s policy is to not talk about any of the gossip. They may try to handle it through other ways, but they don’t directly address much of any of it. Pippa as monarchy adjacent can’t really say anything on Meghan’s behalf. You know who also doesn’t speak, Doria. Plus there is a line of thinking the more you speak about it the more harm it does. The louder the microphone on it. I realize today that might not be the best way to handle it, but it is a legitimate way of thinking.

    • EK says:

      You know if Kate had been in the middle then every time she leaned over to say something to Pippa it would have been “Look at those mean old Middleton girls ignoring poor Meg!”

  5. Seraphina says:

    It is good to see the two ladies out and having fun. As it should be. I don’t think they need to besties. They looked relaxed and enjoying them selves. That’s twice being out. Good to see them without the men.

    Now attire: love this color on Kate. Her hair looks good too. But the style dress isn’t the greatest. I think she could have chosen something more fun and fresh for a tennis match. And the buttons!!!! And the chest where the material comes together In the front looks terrible. Oh my. As for Meghan, I don’t like this look on her but I too know how it is after child birth and kudos to her. I can only imagine how tough it may be to be photographed and raked through the coals while trying to get back in shape.

    • AB says:

      Agreed, but we also need to talk about the darting on Kate’s dress…. it is beyond unfortunate! And I really don’t like what Meghan is wearing, it’s not her typical sleek style and instead looks very matronly. They both can do better! One should never be outdressed by Pippa.

      • Megan says:

        I think all three looks are ugly and unflattering. D&G should be ashamed of that green dress.

      • Seraphina says:

        That’s the word I was looking for, the darting. Yes. VERY unfortunate. Why oh why??? I think that twice we’ve seen this unfortunateness on her with darting.

      • vava says:

        That green dress is all kinds of awful. Those darts are the worst part of it. The sleeves and that bow at the neck are so…juvenile. I also think it’s too small for her now, There should be more ease in the torso so you don’t see her belly button.

      • minx says:

        Both Meghan and Kate look pretty in spite of what they are wearing, not because of it, because both outfits should be burned.

      • Lulu says:

        When Pippa looks best you know something is wrong! That green dress is hands down the worst. I can see her belly button through it & it shows how skinny she is. She’d look better with 10 extra pounds… more feminine perhaps. Right now her arms hands and narrow hips make her look like a 12 year old boy. The waistband on Meg isn’t flattering but she did just give birth so she he’s a pass. But the ponytail is a fail for me. Pips for the win.

      • CynicalCeleste says:

        @megan: D&G should be ashamed of their bigotry.
        @minx: 100%

      • noway says:

        @megan I’m not a D&G fan, but that dress is not up to their designs. It was shame too, cause I was starting to like Kate’s summer style a lot. The blue dress she wore today was much better.

        I also don’t like Meghan’s skirt, I know she is trying to hide some baby weight, but she doesn’t have very much, and I think she could find something a bit more flattering. Also, I saw Meghan’s lion king premier dress, and I don’t like it. It has a black sheer over a black strapless top with a bell skirt, and the strapless top cuts her breasts. What are these girls doing not flattering their girls. I really think Meghan is having some issues with her post pregnancy style, cause I loved her style before and during. These are new dresses and they just aren’t flattering to her curvier shape. If I hear another comment she’s overweight, I am going to scream. She’s just not hollywood stick thin now, and doesn’t have the style right yet. It is easier to dress someone with small boobs and hips for sure.

    • Lunde says:

      I think that Kate went for the green because dark green is the colour of the All England Tennis Club (along with purple). The dress is a bit meh and I prefer the pale blue she is wearing today.

      I like the colours that Meghan chose – and the idea of a tennis-style outfit is cool – but I don’t think that the styling is flattering. I think Meghan looks great in simpler, sleeker lines (like the dress she wore to the press call with Archie). Huge oversized clothing and voluminous pleats just seem to swamp her.

      • vava says:

        I was looking at the blue dress she has on today and although I like that periwinkle blue on her, the dress design is terrible. Another Wickstead, of course. I hate the bodice on that thing. And those nude suede shoes – could she have picked anything less interesting? I wish Kate would get a stylist with some pizazz.

      • Becks1 says:

        I actually kind of like the dress, and I usually don’t like EW that much. But the shoulders/bodice don’t seem to fit (I get the shoulders are designed that way, but it ends up looking like they are just bunched up). It’s a pretty color and could really be a great dress on Kate, but the fit is definitely off. A pretty patterned shoe would have looked fab with it.

      • vava says:

        I think Wickstead picked the wrong fabric for the dress design. I would have looked better in a silk with more drape.

      • chunkyla says:

        I must be in the minority because I really like Kate’s periwinkle blue dress today. I didn’t like the green one she wore yesterday.

      • minx says:

        I just checked out Kate’s blue dress today, I love it. I actually think the gathering around the bust is interesting and very flattering for Kate, she doesn’t look so skinny. I imagine we’ll discuss it tomorrow on CB.

    • Seraphina says:

      Vava, agree thy the dress is way too tight. When you can see Kate’s “belly” that is a sign it is way too tight. Kate is super slim.

      • Tourmaline says:

        Yes agreed it is way too tight of a dress!
        In some pics you can see Kate’s belly button FFS.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I agree, I love the color of Kate’s, but the styling of the dress is terrible.
      I kind of like Megan’s.

  6. Robinda says:

    I think that Kate and Meghan got along fine because I think they basically get along fine. It all looks more relaxed because time and familiarity does that. Kate’s dress seemed like a really odd choice for summer, Meghan’s blouse makes her look boxy and the miles of pleats that start right below your breasts don’t really flatter anyone. Pippa for the win, and not by a little.

    • Lunde says:

      Why is it an odd choice of colour? She is wearing “Wimbledon green” isn’t she?

    • Penny says:

      Check out the screenshot of Pippa getting out of the car at arrivals, Pippa NOT for the win…her dress is super ruffled and she wore wedges with it. Terrible outfit

    • minx says:

      The color is the least of the problems with that dress. It looks cheap, doesn’t fit Kate and has too much going on, like those big gaudy buttons, the little shoulder ruffles and the bow. I know Meghan is a new mother but she’s too short waisted for that tucked-in blouse look. The white blouse and off white skirt don’t match and the skirt pattern would look better without dumb pleats.

  7. agnes says:

    Statement Buttons and a bow. Very Kate!

  8. Becks1 says:

    I thought both royal women looked “on brand,” like you said. That was a good color on Kate and I think besides the bow, it is a good dress for her. I’m not sure I love the button down with the skirt on Meghan but overall I liked her general look.

    I thought Pippa being there was really weird. Like, okay she loves Wimbledon, is she going to go today when Kate attends with William? I don’t know why it struck me as so weird.

    • Seraphina says:

      Becks1, me too. Pippa being there struck me very odd. And I wanted to ask how that works with the Royal box.

      • Elisabeth says:

        Camilla usually attends with her sister as her guest in the Royal Box. This year Sophie brought her goddaughter as her guest in the Royal Box. Pippa was Kate’s guest in the RB back in 2012. It’s pretty common.

      • Becks1 says:

        Oh Pippa being there in general wasn’t weird to me, I know Pippa has been Kate’s guest on several occasions, but it just struck me as weird that there was this big hyped up Wimbledon outing with Kate and Meghan and oh hey look, Pippa came along too!!!!

      • Seraphina says:

        Becks1, I get what you’re saying about Pippa being there. It makes sense if she and Kate stayed after Meghan left. And I agree with whomever said the Middleton’s come across like royalty when others on their same position don’t.

    • Smalltown Girl says:

      I think it was because Kate was planning to stay for two matches and Meaghan obviously only wanted to stay one (which is fair with a new baby at home) and I can also understand Kate not wanting to watch alone (sports are more fun with someone to watch with), so Pippa was invited along. Would it have been better if maybe Pippa had only gone to the men’s double, I don’t know, but I feel like that is why she was there, to keep Kate company during the doubles match.

      • Becks1 says:

        @smalltowngirl – that makes sense.

        Like I said, I’m not sure why it strikes me as so weird. I don’t usually get fazed when Middletons attend events like this.

      • Smalltown Girl says:

        Becks, it caught me off guard too, because it was hyped as Kate and Meaghan, and her placement beside Meaghan, not Kate, and it felt like he was just tagging along for nor reason but then when I read that she and Kate watched another match without Meaghan, it made more sense.

      • Lady D says:

        The Fail noted it was the first time the two sisters watched Wimbledon together since 2012.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        James and his GF, as well as Ma & Pa M were there, too, just not sitting with Kate.

      • Lexa says:

        I personally think Pippa was always going and Meghan was the Maybe add-on if Serena made it into the final.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Becks1: yes. 3 of the 4 other Middletons showed up at Wimbledon today; they were not seated in the same row as K & W.

  9. Ksias says:

    My favorite dress/outfit was actually Pippa’s which is surprising because she’s not particularly my favorite when it comes to her choice in clothes

    • Smalltown Girl says:

      This! She was the only one who’s outfit I liked and I thought she looked amazing.

    • Becks1 says:

      I really liked her dress when she was sitting, when I saw footage of her walking in and saw the whole thing I thought “oh no Pippa. Just say no.” I did like her hair a lot though.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      I agree. Both Kate’s and Meghan’s outfits were unflattering in different ways (thought Meghan’s face was absolutely beautiful–she has lovely skin). I can’t believe Pippa was best dressed of the three, but I think she was.

  10. Croatian says:

    Simona played an incredible match, and her being so humble and beyond HAPPY that Kate was there was just a delight to see :-) Her genuine happy surprised reaction when she was told at the court by the interviewer that she will probably meet Kate was so cute!!
    Well deserved!

  11. Esme says:

    Pippa looked the best of the three, IMHO

  12. Annie... says:

    Camila attends every year with her sister and nobody makes a fuss, so I don’t think there’s anything wrong with Pippa being there.

    As for how they were seated… It was royals first, and then Pippa. So it makes sense it was Kate first (as patron and most senior royal), then Meghan, and lastly Pippa who is not a royal

    • kerwood says:

      Camilla’s sister isn’t as ‘thirsty’ as the Middleton clan. I’m sure she doesn’t use her connection to the heir to the throne to line her pockets.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Sure she has. She’s Cam & Charlie’s “go to” decorator. She’s made MAJOR money off them.

      • minx says:

        Oh yes she does. She’s described as the chief interior designer of all of Charles’ estates, so I think she’s lining her pockets quite well.

      • Dali says:

        @Kerwood,
        The ancestors of royal families were all social climbers and thirsty. Research if you like. You don’t get into these circles by accident. The History of the Sachsen-Gotha (the Original name of the windsors) is a good Point to start your research.

      • minx says:

        Dali—yes exactly. It’s “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.”

      • kerwood says:

        @Dali, I have a degree in history and I know about social-climbing.

        Decorating your brother in law’s houses is much different from being here, there and everywhere and using your royal-adjacent status to line your own pockets. Camilla’s family was already part of the ‘in-crowd’ before she hooked up with Charles.

      • minx says:

        kerwood—she’s not just “decorating her brother in law’s houses”, she’s been called the fifth most influential interior designer in Britain. If nothing else go and look at her wiki entry, it’s packed. I’m sure she’s talented and I’m also sure a lot of her work came from her royal-adjacent connections. And she’s not just doing C & C properties, Charles points her towards a lot of other work too. So, pockets lined.

  13. Smalltown Girl says:

    I thought the seating was weird at first and then I thought that if it had been Kate between Pippa and Meaghan, the press would have framed a lot of shots of Kate talking to her sister and “ignoring Meaghan”, so it was probably done deliberately.

    I normally like Kate’s clothes and the colour was great on her, but this dress was ugly. The shoulders, the weird fit. Nope. Meaghan’s outfit was fine but Pippa’s was my favorite.

  14. Chica71 says:

    Breast darts are never a good idea in pictures.

    • Harla says:

      Kate really does like to accentuate her n!pples. Her wedding and wedding reception dress had the same darting. At first I was kind of embarrassed for her but now I realize that it’s definitely on purpose.

      • guest says:

        Oh dear Harla, you gave absolutely no idea how tailored & fitted clothes work, do you? For shame… Darts are a necessity for the fabric to hug your body perfectly. A lot of dresses have an ‘unfortunate’ dart placement but we have breasts and if the fabric is loose the dress won’t look as good.

  15. Eleonor says:

    Kate and Meghan HAD to sit near, and put on the show on how good they get along.
    The press loves to put these women against each other.

  16. Digital Unicorn says:

    The only thing that I have an issue with that the Pippa was sat in the Royal box, acting like the wanna be royal she is. Am surprised the whole Middleton family wasn’t sat there in the royal box front row, mugging it for all its worth – am sure if Kate could have done that she would have. Imagine all the fake outrage and fake ‘protocol’ if that had been Meghan and one of her friends.

    As for Kate’s dress, she’s had the top part altered – its too tight and darts where added as it looks like she’s showing her nips off (but its just unfortunate placement of of the darts in the stitching). Plus the buttons are not aligned and those sleeves are horrendous (I don’t think those were part of the original design). The dress was lovely when she wore it the first time. Pippa is the best dressed Middleton sister.

    • Megan says:

      The Midds have been invited to sit in the royal box many times. It’s really not news.

    • vava says:

      I think the dress hasn’t been altered since the last time she wore it. It doesn’t fit properly now. It had the horrendous sleeves and bust darts then and it wasn’t as tight in the torso/abdomen as it is now. I suspect when she wore it in Canada, she had on a better bra. I’d try salvaging the dress by changing the buttons (pearl buttons with green and gray undertones), ditching the neckline bow, releasing the side seams a little so it isn’t so tight, and wearing a different bra to fill out those darts so they don’t poke out so much. And then a shoe with a pattern or embellishment.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Ah, yes you are correct. I think I missed the awful sleeves the first time as her hair covered them. But yes it fitted her better in Canada for some reason (maybe yeah she had a better bra) and that’s probably why I thought she’d had it altered. Its a bad fit on her torso. When you look at the dress on the model, its clear its supposed to be a loose fit, maybe she had it altered to be a tighter fit.

    • Enn says:

      As noted above, both Camilla and Sophie have brought non-royal family to the RB.

    • Tourmaline says:

      Look at old pictures of Diana at Wimbledon from the 1980s and 1990s, she often attended and sat in the royal box with a relative (such as her sister or her mother) or with a friend or two.

      I agree with those that point out that the seating order had to do with whom was on the other side of Kate. On the other side of Kate were the Duke of Kent and various other bigwig officials. It makes sense precedence wise that Meghan would sit in the next seat after Kate and then Pippa.

      Speaking of Pippa I loved her look most of all, her hair, makeup and dress looked very summery fresh and pretty. Kate’s dress reminded me of a fussy girls terry cloth romper with the bow and buttons.

  17. jeanne says:

    i think they all looked great. but how in the world does kate get her waist so tiny? what exercises do that or is she a strict cardio girl?

    • Squirrelgirl says:

      I think she’s a strict cardio girl AND a restricter of food. Sorry… I never comment on people’s bodies but yesterday I couldn’t believe how thin she’s gotten.

      • Joy says:

        I would agree. I think she consumes very few calories. She was more athletic looking in her youth. Pretty much since she got super thin for her wedding she’s stayed that way. I think it’s probably so she is never photographed from a “bad” angle. And I also feel like William’s preference is super thin women.

    • Agenbiter says:

      Primarily genetics – long torso and narrow hips. But she apparently works hard at staying slim, ever since Carole advised her to lose weight and model a nightie in public to show Wills what he was missing!

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      She’s a cardio bunny. She doesn’t have any real muscle tone in her body except her legs. Some people post photos screaming that her arms are toned but what they’re displaying is atrophy.

      • Vv says:

        She has muscle tone on her upper body too. It was quite evident when she wore that one shoulder gown at the BAFTAs.

      • marjorie says:

        Vv – you only see the muscle because she has virtually no fat lying on top of the (limited) muscle she has!!!!

  18. emmy says:

    Oh my. I thought the seating was perfect, any other way would’ve give photographers the chance to exclude Meghan. And she and Pippa looked great (I would love to own both outfits), so did Kate from the neck up. I honestly think she’s very pretty but that dress is unflattering as hell.

    • Girlplease says:

      All eyes were on Meghan. Not a chance for her to be excluded.

      • emmy says:

        Jesus. People here need to chill. I did not say anything negative about her. It was a great outing, they looked happy and engaged and like three women having a great time. I was not the one bringing up the seating arrangement.

      • J.Mo says:

        The tabloids would have shared photos of Kate and her sister speaking and headlined it “Ignoring Meghan.”

    • Himmiefan says:

      Emmy, exactly.

      • Lolo says:

        Haha. “People here need to chill” is basically the theme of all comment threads on all royal posts on CB.

  19. Aang says:

    I’m usually team as long as it’s appropriate idk what they wear. And I am normally not bothered by buttons. But my god is Kate’s dress ugly. Now I feel bad for saying that. I have no opinion on Pippa being there and don’t know why anyone else cares.

  20. Becks1 says:

    I do want to point out – because it cracked me up – in the pics on the Sussex Royal IG from yesterday, the account cropped out Pippa from every picture, LOL. KP definitely included a pic of Pippa.

    • Girlplease says:

      I wasnt surprised Sussex Royal cropped out Pippa.

    • Enn says:

      Sussex Royal also doesn’t usually tag other royal accounts on IG posts, which looks petty.

      This is my job, and this is how reciprocity and relationship building work in the digital and social media age.

      • Lady D says:

        Didn’t the S’s say that their Instagram account would only be used to highlight their charities? I read that somewhere but I don’t remember who it was that said it. I haven’t seen the site yet myself, but if it is only charities, is it still wrong/bad to ignore other royals? Should they start a second account to let followers keep track of their life which will allow for a wider variety of content? What would you, as a pro, recommend for them Epp?

      • Becks1 says:

        @LadyD – no, they said they would only follow charities, not that they would only use the actual account to highlight charities. They use the IG account the same as the other royal IG accounts in terms of posting pictures from events/engagements along with some personal pics as well (i.e. the picture on Father’s Day.)

        The tagging of other royal accounts doesn’t bother me bc it seems a bit unnecessary. They do tag other organizations as warranted though (like they’ll tag the IG account of a charity that Harry visits or something.)

      • Enn says:

        The Royal Family, Clarence House, and Kensington Royal accounts all tag each other as well as Sussex Royal. It’s part of gaming the algorithm and boosting each others’ accounts.

        Additionally if you look at the polo posts from last week, KR tagged SR along with all of the organizations involved/benefiting. SR tagged no one.

        I’m simply pointing out that it’s social media marketing 101 and something that I’ve seen emphasized time and again at conferences and seminars. SR did tag KR and Wimbledon yesterday.

      • chunkyla says:

        Yeah Enn, I found it odd that Clarence House and Kensington Palace tagged each other and Sussex Royal in the group Christening picture on Instagram but Sussex Royal didn’t tag anyone.

      • Lolo says:

        KR also had some really cute stories yesterday. And in every pic that included Meghan, they tagged SR. They are really stepping up their social media game and good for them. If that’s healthy competition with SR then so be it. For my taste, the SR account gets a little sanctimonious and long-winded with their captions sometimes, so I usually skip them and just look at the photos. But if they are regularly not tagging other royal accounts then yes, that’s petty.

      • MrsBanjo says:

        SussexRoyal did tag KensingtonRoyal. They’re tagged in the first photo along with Wimbledon’s page. But they’re petty. Okay.

      • Enn says:

        Lolo, it’s actually a good point about long captions (for any “business” page) – most people don’t want to stop scrolling and read a very long caption; social media has made our attention spans shorter. So by tagging someone in the pic, like a charity, it’s easier for a user to tap the tag and visit their page as opposed to scanning the caption for their handle.

        It sounds trivial, but honestly posting, tagging, and storying takes a lot of time. I have to make sure that tags don’t overlap, that I use the best hashtags, that I cross-promote, etc. I’ll probably have arthritis in my thumb in the next 10 years. 😂

      • Enn says:

        MrsBanjo, I noted in my response to Lady D and Becks that SR tagged the Wimbledon post.

    • kerwood says:

      Maybe Sussex Royal doesn’t acknowledge Pippa’s de facto ‘royal’ status like others seem to do. It would make more sense to include pictures of Martina Navratilova, who actually has a REASON to be there.

    • Himmiefan says:

      I just looked at SussexRoyal, and it doesn’t look weird that they left Pippa out. The caption noted Martina Navratilova and the Duke of Kent, plus Kate, all of whom were there in official capacities. No private citizens were noted, and Pippa was there as a private citizen.

  21. Flying fish says:

    I love Meghan’s skirt however the skirt should have been paired with a softer material top. The crisp white shirt did not elevate this look.

    Kate’s dress is hideous and could someone please stop her from wearing tops or dresses with seams or darts at her nipple area, pussy bows and those sleeves.

    Pippa…!!!

    • BayTampaBay says:

      Love the skirt. Hated the button down blouse.

      • 10KTurtle says:

        Same. The white of the shirt doesn’t match the white of the skirt, and the shirt looked too bulky when she was sitting.

  22. Ann says:

    I like Kate and Meghan but I did not like Kate’s dress. The darting stood out and I don’t like the fussiness of the dress. I wish Kate would cut her hair a few inches (and I think I liked it better when it was a little darker). I didn’t love Meghan’s skirt but she looked, as usual, beautiful. She is glowing and it doesn’t matter what she wears, I am always drawn to her grace, serenity, and beauty.

    • Harla says:

      So true Ann, it really doesn’t matter what Meghan wears because she always has that glow, that serenity, that “it” factor that’s difficult to define.

  23. Mumbles says:

    I thought Meghan looked the best of the three. Her skin is beautiful. The other two are suffering the hazards of too much sun.

    As for the seat placement, I thought it was a kind gesture to put Meghan front and center, literally. If Kate had been in the middle people here would be all, omg of COURSE Kate put herself in the middle, she’s always asserting her rank, doing so makes Meghan look the equivalent of Pippa, etc.

    The DM has been very kind, considering their usual crap. They did their typical “lip reader and body language expert” crap and concluded the ladies were friendly and warm to each other, o feud between them, at least.

    • Becks1 says:

      I saw one twitter account (I think from a RR but not sure) that said something about “unfortunately, no sign of tension between the duchesses.”

      I mean, really, “unfortunately.” They were dying to find something to harp on and there is nothing.

    • Marjorie says:

      I think the Middleton sisters are cigarette smokers. But IMO all three ladies looked nice.

    • jennifer says:

      Ha, the DM is nice, and it’s the comments here complaining about Pippa, the seating arrangement, and buttons. Because god forbid it’s three women hanging out with no drama.

      • Lady D says:

        A completely racist, misogynistic, xenophobic rag is “nice” Do you not want your comments taken seriously?

      • Jaded says:

        Ummm, the DM is a horrible gutter rag full of racist lies.

      • Himmiefan says:

        The DM is nice???

      • jennifer says:

        don’t respond if you’re not going to read the original post, which is what i am responding to. sigh.

      • guest says:

        Of course the DM is nice! Why else do people on here constantly reference it and pull from the DM when they have stories on the other couple? It can’t be that racist and xenophobic, LadyD, when you always believe it, without question, when it comes to K&W. Same goes for plenty of people here

      • Lady D says:

        I believe nothing the DM prints. I don’t know why you’d think that. I thought I made my opinion of it clear in my original comment?

    • Peg says:

      Seating had nothing to do with kindness, this is the right time to use protocol, the Duke of Kent?, Duchess of Cambridge, then the Duchess of Sussex.

      • BeanieBean says:

        No, I just checked out the What Kate Wore website. There’s some guy sitting between the Duke of Kent & Kate. You’re interpreting the seating arrangement however you want to. Whoever that guy is, he’s not a royal; this is not a protocol seating arrangement. Plus, there’s lots of folks to the Duke’s right (i.e., left in all the photos).

  24. aquarius64 says:

    I think how the ladies walked into the Royal Box is due to some protocol. Pippa may be a sister of a future queen and aunt to a future king Pippa herself is not royal herself despite the marital and blood ties to the House of Windsor. Pippa was walking behind Meghan because Meghan is an actual Royal. I bet in more formal settings Pippa and the Middletons would have to curtsy/bow to Meghan.

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      No, they wouldn’t have to curtsy to Meghan. My understanding is that there is a strict protocol amongst the royals on who has to curtsy/bow to whom, but non-royals are not required to curtsy to anyone.

  25. Shutterbug says:

    Saw these pictures on the Fail website last night and my takeaway was that Kate looks beyond skinny – bordering on emaciated. Has she lost weight recently? She looks tinier than before.

    Don’t think it’s weird that Pippa was there or that Meghan sat in the middle; I thought it was maybe just a nice gesture, but someone upthread mentioned it’s royals before commoners, so now I’m thinking that’s the reason behind the seating arrangement.

    • Becks1 says:

      I really don’t like to comment on Kate’s weight, because it is so easily misconstrued as “body shaming,” but I have thought for several months that she looks way too thin. When I saw the pics of her at Easter I was really shocked, and seeing her at the polo match and now here – I’m hoping she’s okay. (And I genuinely mean that.)

      • Chaine says:

        ITA. She and her mom and sis all have very narrow builds, I get that, but there have been photos of her recently where she just looked so unbelievably slim that I wondered if the paparazzi were purposefully photoshopping them to make us feel startled at her thinness.

      • Maria says:

        @Chaine, both Kate’s mother and sister are also slim, but they are shorter so they look good. Kate is just so thin, and that green dress accentuates it.

    • marjorie says:

      Concur that she looks quite skinny, but not moreso than usual. Remember how she looked after the engagement when she dropped a ton of weight? And after each pregnancy, she just dieted right back down.

      Her posture only emphasizes this and makes her look more frail. One thing that I’ve noticed with Pippa and Meghan – particularly Meghan – is that they have excellent posture. In Meghan’s case anyway, regardless of what she has on, she wears the clothes v.s. the clothes wearing her.

      • Marjorie says:

        Hi marjorie! I’ve been meaning to introduce myself.

        I get upset about how small Kate is but then I watch an old movie and she doesn’t look any smaller than English actresses from the 1930s. I guess everyone else has swelled.

      • marjorie says:

        Hi Marjorie!
        I agree that people in general appear to have gotten bigger over the years, but when we are talking about Kate, this is not her natural state. After the engagement, we watched as she transformed from a lean, healthy and athletic physique to being too thin.

      • Lady D says:

        “I guess everyone else has swelled” LMAO I was drinking my tea when I read that line. It’s not quite 7:00 am here, and now everyone is awake.

    • Hermione says:

      I didn’t realize how much weight Kate had lost until I saw this Harper’s Bazaar photo:
      https://www.harpersbazaar.com/celebrity/latest/a28382005/kate-middleton-meghan-markle-wimbledon-2018-2019/

      The difference is notable

  26. one of the Marys says:

    These were the first pictures where I thought Meghan’s smile was not genuine, she looked self conscious or a little tense to me. I really, really hope she’s ignoring the negative media. I couldn’t stand up against all that hostility
    I liked Meghan’s look
    Pippa looks like she’s living a great life, looks very happy. I have no issue with her being there.

  27. Enn says:

    Kate’s dress was a no from me. Much preferred both dresses from last year and today’s is lovely. Meg needed something softer as a top to go with the flowy skirt. Pippa always gets it wrong below the knees somehow.

  28. Linda says:

    Mehgan has such a beautiful face and I love her hair slicked back. However I hated her attire as well as Kate’s. Pippa was better dressed.

  29. Misty says:

    To me the seating order made sense: Duchess of Cambridge aka future Queen Consort followed by Duchess of Sussex, followed by Pippa. They’re the royals, Pippa is just adjacent.

    • Becks1 says:

      I agree with this. I don’t think the seating arrangement was anything more than “protocol” (man I hate that word now lol.)

    • Molly says:

      Agreed. Seating arrangements and arrivals are a huge deal with the Royals. There is NO way Pippa would sit next to Kate. Even William, who we know takes issue with Meghan, would not approve of a non Royal taking president over a Royal.

  30. DS9 says:

    If Pippa sat next to Kate certain outlets would have been sure to only post pics of Pippa and Kate talking along with the false narrative that Meghan was ignored.

  31. Beach Dreams says:

    I loved Meghan’s skirt, very pretty pattern. Kate’s dress is awful and I’m really starting to see why everyone is concerned about her weight, it’s almost startling how she looked yesterday. Pippa’s dress looks like it was fashioned from some old curtains.

  32. Talie says:

    Kate and Meghan had to be seated next to each other. It would’ve lead to too many whacky stories if they weren’t.

    But Meghan looked comfortable with Pippa and it’s not out of the realm of possibility that they have hung out more than Kate and Meghan have. Just a thought. Pippa seems more like the kind of person Meghan was friends with prior to entering the royal family.

  33. Marigold says:

    I really wish people would stop commenting that Meghan looks good with the bit of extra baby weight. It’s such a weird backhanded compliment and likely would not make the recipient happy to hear in person. It’s fine to just say “she looks good,” full stop.

    • marjorie says:

      That’s a good point. If she was a “regular” person and I saw her, I wouldn’t necessarily jump to the conclusion that she’d just had a baby. Relative to the average woman, she’s still on the small side.

  34. jackersmac says:

    Glad the ladies seemed to have a good day and glad for that they are setting the example for their kids to have the chance to be friends and get along. I hope the cousins never get caught up in the problems between their respective fathers/parents.

  35. Cerys says:

    I seem to have a different view of yesterday’s outing from most people. IMHO, both women wanted to attend the match – Meghan because her friend was playing and Kate because it adds another engagement to her poor total. They had to sit together otherwise it would have looked very strange. The interaction between them seemed overly friendly as if they were each trying to show they did not have a problem with the other. I also think Kate brought Pippa along to help out if the conversation stalled.
    I correctly predicted Kate would be in a repeat dress but she could have chosen a better one that the one she wore. Meghan looked very nice and hopefully there were no snarky comments about her outfit.

    • Becks1 says:

      I do think they were being overly friendly on purpose, but I don’t think it was because they were trying to fake nice. They knew how many cameras were on them. If they stopped smiling for one minute and looked away from each other, the internet would explode.

    • chunkyla says:

      So its ok for you to be snarky towards Kate but no one can be snarky towards Meghan!? Kate is there because she is Patron and has been going to Wimbledon long before it counted as an engagement on the Court Circular.

  36. Molly says:

    Meghan looked Great!! Kate hair was beautiful as usual, but the dress was a horror! The Middleton’s are back (someone make it STOP!)

  37. Carey says:

    The Sunday Times has a huge story about Prince Andrew and Epstein today and yet Royal reporters like Chris Ship and Richard Palmer aren’t even tweeting about it. The hypocrisy is so glaring. This Wimbledon outing is quite clearly an attempt to distract from Andrew and give the reporters something to talk about other than Royal rape. It’s gross.

  38. Phonycat says:

    Kate is beyond slim. She looks gaunt and emaciated. She needs to put on a few pounds to look attractive again. Now she looks old

    • Call_me_al says:

      She and Pippa are both very thin. Kate is disappearing.

    • Jaded says:

      Agree. Something’s going on, perhaps her marriage is falling apart. Normal Bill cannot be an easy person to deal with and the whole Rose issue must be causing her a great deal of stress. I can’t eat when I get stressed out or unhappy and the only time I got dangerously thin was when my marriage was breaking up.

  39. Sassy says:

    I think Meghan should’ve sat with Serena family. She would’ve had a better time with them than with the Midd sisters. Loved the skirt hated the top I get it the white button down is her style but it’s a no from me. I loved that she didn’t starve herself to become a size 0 she’s gradually letting the weight fall off by the time the tour starts she will be back to her normal size.

    Meghan leaving after Serena’s match makes sense and it has nothing to do with Archie. She use to go to Serena matches before she was royal. The palace thought it was a good idea to make it a royal thing for her rather than her going to support a friend in her private time and this isn’t her patronage so she has no reason to stay.

    • PrincessK says:

      Meghan as a royal can no longer sit in Serena’s box. Meghan is breastfeeding Archie and could not stay all day long.

    • Jaded says:

      How do you know it has nothing to do with Archie? How do you know the palace “thought it was a good idea to make it a royal thing”? Do you have insider knowledge? If I had a newborn I certainly wouldn’t want to be out all day, furthermore she’s breast-feeding. That’s the only reason why she left early. Gosh the tin foil hats are on today….

      • Sassy says:

        Because she never stayed to watch other matches before. She only use to watch Serena but you would know that if you followed her before she was with a prince. That’s why I said it had nothing to do with Archie because she wasn’t going to stay regardless.

  40. YesVeruca says:

    I can’t believe you didn’t comment on Pippa’s dress! I feel like floral patterns are to Pippa what buttons are to her sister

  41. Kate says:

    I read an interesting theory on Twitter as to why they sat the way they did. The person suggested that with Megan in the middle, there would be no photographs of Kate “turning her back on” or “snubbing” Megan as she turned to talk to Pippa. This makes sense to me.

    • Peg says:

      Well it don’t make sense to me. The Media is going to spin whatever story they want.
      This would be a good time for Twitter users to make use of that ‘Protocol’ word.

    • Himmiefan says:

      Kate, I agree. Someone was thinking ahead of time. As it turned out, all three looked like they had a good time and enjoyed each other’s company.

  42. Courtney says:

    Kate’s hair is looking better, and Meaghan’s skirt is lovely (although I wish she’d chosen a different top). I think M’s hair is perfectly appropriate, the volume looks can wait until fall!

  43. Snap Happy says:

    It bugs me Meghan’s white shirt isn’t the same white as her skirt.

  44. TheOriginalMia says:

    I didn’t particularly like the button down shirt with the skirt, but I understand if Meghan needed to pump before returning home that would be the easiest, most accessible blouse to wear. The skirt was pretty. Was it new or did she wear it with a black, sleeveless blouse before?

    Hated Kate’s dress. Too tight, the darts were distracting and oddly placed. The colors was alright.

    Pippa annoys with her royal adjacent-ness. Her entire family does. Pippa’s dress was too frilly for me. She usually does better, but I guess she was mimicking big sis. Pippa rode in the car with Kate from KP, but I haven’t heard the same level of disgust as was heard when Doria rode with H&M to the book launch. Don’t give me the bs about it taking away from the Hubb ladies because it didn’t. The book was about the women and including Meghan and her mom only highlighted that. People were pissed her mother rode in a car, on the taxpayer’s dime to the Hubb event.

    Glad all 3 seemed to enjoy themselves, even with Serena losing.

  45. liriel says:

    I think it’s weird and nice that Meghan is in the middle. It definitely shows the “union” narrative, otherwise it’d be like “mean sisters snubbed Meghan”.
    I hate the center part on Meghan, hair looks flat. I believe it was very smart trick on Meghan’s part to add this blue element to the skirt, it’s probably a slimming tactic which works.. Kate on the other hand looks too thin and it makes her less attractive.

  46. celialarson12 says:

    I really hate this midi length dresses on Kate. For some reason i can`t explain it feels as if Kate has decided to jump into middle age. Her dressing seems so aging on her. Weird my feeling that considering how slim she has kept her figure, though Kate IMO always had a nice athletic figure and this slimming seemed so unnecessary. I wonder whether people who see kate in reality get as alarmed as I feel when I look at how slim she looks in photos.

    I really dislike this center parting on Meghan`s hair, liked the skirt but would have prefered something else at the waist instead of that black elastic looking thing. Princess Mary of Denmark has a similar looking skirt as Meghan, wore it with a black blouse and that black thing at the waist still looks off.

    Not the kind of dress I would wear but the dress looked nice on Pippa. It may be me but Pippa always seems to have an orangish tinge/ tan.

    The 3 ladies looked friendly, seemed to enjoy watching the game
    and showed no sign of tension. So kudos to them.

  47. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    Kate’s dress needs to be tossed asap. Meghan’s top and skirt are fine but not together. She should have chosen a smoother top to go with that skirt. The crispness of the button-down clashes with the skirt to my eye. Pippa looked alright until I saw the full dress in all its fugly glory.

  48. Shelby Hamill says:

    The body shaming on this site is terrible re Kate.
    You are not shaming Meg ( NOR SHOULD YOU), so please do not shame Kate.

    ALSO: I LOVE when I see Meg and Kate together! I hope, eventually, they become BFF’s!

    A few of you would prefer they hated one another. Geez.
    The gossip that they hate each other is perpetuated and driven by comments like some of the above ones.

    I enjoy both of these “far from perfect” women!
    They both have flaws, but don’t we all ?!

    • kerwood says:

      I don’t think ANYBODY wants them to hate each other. I just wonder why they HAVE to be best-friends. What do Meghan and Kate have in common? Meghan is a well-educated woman who has worked most of her adult life and made her own way and her own connections. Kate has basically devoted her life to snaring and keeping William. What would they have to talk about other than babies?

      I agree with whoever said that Meghan’s smile looked a bit forced. Not only was her friend losing but she was probably bored out of her mind, stuck between two women she barely knows.

      • Vv says:

        Kate isn’t well educated?! None of them have math and physics degrees or a Mensa membership,so this whole “Meghan has to downplay her intelligence and encyclopedic knowledge to interact with Kate” is quite ridiculous.

      • Mrsbump says:

        @kerwood

        Euuh.. meghan’s best friend is jessica mulroney who is the very personification of nepotism.
        That in itself should dispel any doubt that meghan is somehow too intelligent and accomplished to talk to kate.
        As two women who have gained their current status through marriage and are now condemned to living in a glass bowl, i’d say meghan has a lot more in common with kate than the average “educated woman who has made her own way in life”

      • blue36 says:

        @MrsBump – so what if Jessica is Meghan’s best friend? For someone who was just criticizing other posters about their constant criticisms of Kate, yours certainly do not stop regarding Meghan and her friends. The hypocrisy is astounding. So what if Jessica was born in a wealthy family? She still works in her own way. Also, who you are friends with is not a measurement of your intelligence, what makes a good friend is determined by other more important characteristics – for example support. If we go by your standards of intelligence, all of Harry and William’s friends must be some of the least intelligent people on this planet. Meghan according to your standards may not be intelligent, but downplaying her work before she met Harry is foolish. She worked hard to make a living and was successful in her own right, even if you consider her as a D-list or attention seeking former actress.

      • Eyfalia says:

        @MrsBump I have never met J. Mulroney so I cannot say anything about her. What I know about her is from the net and mainly the trolls. But the trolls always make outrageous and unrealistic claims about everybody around Meghan and are not trustworthy since they undermine their credibility with their stupid allegations.
        Anyhow, Meghan cannot defend herself but J. Mulroney is a private person and could easily sue and also has the finances for a courtcase. So I’m always surprised that people throw dirt at her.

      • Blue36 says:

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    • Jaded says:

      It is not body-shaming, it is CONCERN. The woman is clearly underweight. I saw her when she visited Victoria a few years ago and in person she is shockingly, unnaturally thin. When women try to control their intake of food to the point where weight loss is that serious, it usually indicates some part of their life they feel they can’t control. My best guess is her marriage isn’t very happy, Normal Bill is fooling around, and she’s having a hard time controlling the resultant stress while being in the public eye.

      • Mrsbump says:

        @jaded

        Your comment is sadly the very definition of concern trolling. I wonder if you have the ability to see it ?
        Most of the posters raising their “concern” for kate are the ones that are generally the most prominent in their many and varied criticism of kate, her husband, her marriage, her parents, her clothes, her work, her education, in some cases her very existence. So adding her weight to a long, long of things that you disapprove of is not “concern” it’s just your usual pattern.
        As someone who is very much on the thin side, i recognize a lot of these comments made by “concerned” individuals. Bizarrely they never showed any concern about me at any other time.

    • marjorie says:

      Shelby, I haven’t seen any examples of bodyshaming – people are just pointing out the obvious but not in a mean, critical way or mocking her. Anyone who has observed Kate over the years can clearly see that she lost a significant amount of weight and is a shadow of her former self. Full stop.

      • Mrsbump says:

        @marjorie

        Replace the word Kate by a celebrity you like , say Meghan and you’ll see how vicious the comments are.

      • marjorie says:

        No Mrsbump, whether I like Kate or not is irrelevant. The fact of the matter is she has lost a significant amount of weight which is pretty obvious if you look at past photos of her. I’m not talking about her personality,motives or character here.

        You mention being on the thin side yourself. If this has always been the case, that’s one thing. But in Kate’s case, she used to be healthy and athletic before she lost all the weight.

    • Mego says:

      Kate has been (too) thin all her married life when not pregnant. Nothing new under the sun – the only difference now is she’s older and looks more haggard. If you look at pics of her pre 2010 she was a normal weight. I think she is bulimic.

  49. Lainey F. says:

    Do you really have dozens of Meghan detractors on here or is it four Bitterellas repeating themselves? In any case, I love how radiant and unbothered the Duchess of Sussex is. Button addiction aside, that shade of green suits Kate. I enjoy seeing the two ladies Duchess together. Maybe they’ll team up on a project one of these days.

  50. Tourmaline says:

    Meghan and Kate were always going to be seated together no matter who else was in that row of seats. It was announced by their offices that they were both going and they were always going to be sitting next to each other just like they did last year. As many have noted the optics of them not sitting next to each other would have been avoided at all costs.

    Speaking of optics
    I just saw somewhere that England won a cricket championship today and Prince effin’ Andrew was the royal selected to be there to present the cup? Sheesh!

    • Peg says:

      What a sports weekend in in England, Lewis Hamilton winning another race, Wimbledon men’s final, England winning the Cricket World Cup.

  51. RoyalBlue says:

    Loved Meghan’s look. It was true to her style and she looked classy. I also found no issue with the seating and thought they are giving a good show of how they get along. Their husbands now…..,when last did they do Wimbledon together?

  52. Gem says:

    I think both women could do better dressing for the bodies they have. Kate has a long torso and shorter legs. Meghan has a short torso and longer legs. Not good or bad, just the way they were born. They both look great when they choose clothing that works with their body types. Yesterday was not one of those times.

    • Penguin says:

      Totally agree. Unfortunately for those of us who are short waisted, you have to be very careful when wearing separates. At her pre pregnancy weight Meghan could get away with the tucked in look, as shown by how sleek she looked at last years wimbledon, but right now, I think Meghan would look better in a dress or with a darker untucked too. Kate’s dress is somehow too tight, I don’t understand how, because there isn’t an ounce of fat on her, but that dress is pulling

  53. Rashida says:

    Over the journey I’ve heard a lot of people on this site, including the writers, complain about privilege and entitlemet, so why do the Royals get a pass?

    Oh and I see I’ve been blocked from making further comments on this site because of this comment. What’s with the hatred of different opinions?

    • leena says:

      +1000

      Couldn’t agree more.

      (p.s. – the answer to your question is that they bring a lot of clicks)

  54. Christine says:

    Pippa looks pregnant. Megan really is glowing. Kate looks lovely as well. They look like they are sincerely having fun. But who knows?

    • marjorie says:

      Pregnant???! Her waist is nearly as trim as Kate’s. Where does that leave the rest of us, lol.

  55. Katebush says:

    I am going against the overwhelming opinion on this site but I love Kate’s dress buttons and pussy bow and all. Meghan’s outfit I don’t like at all it looks messy and doesn’t flatter her.
    I tho k it was nice that she was seated in the middle I read it as a show of support and a way of stopping negative comments about her being ignored by the two sisters.

  56. Karen says:

    Good.
    They need to be friends. If they can’t be friends who can?
    If they need training to be friends,, to let their hair down together and go for it,, then train them.
    If you leave them to it, give them space and a big basket of fruit for smoothies, let the children play in the gardens, enjoy the privilege and find the trees to hug all together, good.
    They can find a groove, let them.

  57. Shannon says:

    I think it’s nice that Megan sat in the middle. It looks like they’re making an effort to include her rather than two sisters plus Megan, the third wheel. I really love Kate and Megan’s outfits, not to fond of Pippa’s dress though.

  58. iconoclast59 says:

    Pippa for the win! She looks good, and her jewelry and accessories are subdued and tasteful.

    Meghan looks okay. She has no waist right now, so maybe she should just stick with sheath dresses? I’ve never been pregnant; it must be very weird dealing with the way your body changes during pregnancy and post-partum. So, I’m inclined to give Meghan a pass.

    Kate’s dress really shows how thin she is, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. It really emphasizes how she has no hips. Plus, it looks tight and uncomfortable; not the kind of thing I’d want to wear to a sporting event.