Day 3 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Ireland Tour. Today they’re in Galway. Some people joked that Kate would do all of the colors of the Irish flag on each day, green on Day 1, white on Day 2 and orange on Day 3. Of course she did not do that. She went back to a Keen In Green look, but we have bigger fish to fry than Kate’s keenness for green. We HAVE to talk about the polka dots, don’t we? This is the third polka-dotted look in 24 hours. That’s bonkers. I have said this before: the polka dots are an extension of her love of buttons. When she can’t find a way to endlessly add buttons (big, bejeweled buttons!) to her clothing, she wears polka dots to manage her button-OCD. Small, circular patterns everywhere. It calms her. I’m really starting to believe that.
The royal couple are at @Tribeton to see a cultural showcase of acts taking part in this year’s Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture events. pic.twitter.com/dBHXdiUSWi
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) March 5, 2020
This dress is by Suzannah – I actually think that, given the confines of Kate’s style, this is one of the better choices? I particularly like the way she styled the dress with a black belt and black boots. The shoulders and the top part of the sleeves = a mess.
Before heading off on this tour, Kate did change up her hair – this is a shorter ‘do, and she’s been styling it differently during the tour too. Fewer curls and waves – she might even be using a straightener. It’s a more sophisticated look, for sure. Part of me wonders if the haircut is more about Kate having less time for hair drama with three kids. Part of me knows that the hair drama will probably make a comeback though.
PS… I think the coat is a repeat? Yeah, it’s a McQueen coat she’s worn before.
Photos courtesy of social media and Getty.
A green polka dot frock? C’mon Kate, I know you can do better than that.
She’s repeating her first day look: clashing shades of green. Only swapped the green shoes for black boots. And thank God the pouffy headband is gone. Not loving this one, but last night’s Victorian Horror show (and copied “messy hair”) were plain awful!
As an Irish person, I really don’t care about the dressing in green. I’ve seen some commentators here call it patronising and that’s a maaaasive reach. No one here cares.
That says, it would have been cool to see her wearing an Irish designer. Simone Rocha, Joanne Hynes, Natalie B Coleman, JW Anderson, Richard Malone… I could go on and on.
I love JW Anderson! But I can’t imagine her wearing those designs – too modern and stylish for her.
Yes! Wear an Irish designer! It’s such an obvious gesture I’m actually surprised they didn’t try.
And, its surprising to me because she is typically pretty good about that on tours- we usually see her wear at least one designer native to the country, or local handmade jewelry, or SOMETHING.
I wondered about this as well. The green thing seems so juvenile and cliche, but wearing an Irish designer actually celebrates the country. Had a fantastic trip to Ireland last year – wonderful people, amazing culture. Wearing a bunch of green does absolutely nothing to celebrate Ireland or her people.
JW Anderson is from Northern Ireland so that would be a major faux pas.
Why would that be a faux pas?
Are you Irish @jan? I’m pretty certain no one would be offended by her wearing JW Anderson, that’s ridiculous
Now THAT is something Diana would’ve done! (And was known to do.)
This is better. It’s not great. But it’s better.
The coat is quite nice! But then, I’m into coats…
Shockingly I like the coat and colour. Well done.
I LOVE the army green coat! I would kill for it!
Well, that’s a little violent. Maim. I would maim for it.
I’ve been reading this site for a good few years now… and I just have to say it is SO WEIRD to see pictures of my home city on here.
Their visit annoys me for a few reasons. The street they had their walkabout on has been a mess for years: broken cobbles and trip hazards everywhere. But when a couple of royals say they’re coming to visit suddenly (in the last few weeks), the council manages to fix it up for them.
On the other hand who knew Bill could juggle?https://twitter.com/stephencorriga4/status/1235536292861140992
My friend said the same thing.
Its about the only good thing about Royal visits for many of places. Councils saying they don’t have the money for repairs/maintenance and suddenly its all done and everything cleaned and painted.
The royal family of some island country visits another country and it’s a state visit with all stops pulled out. It’s kind of madness in this day and age that rich, privileged people like the British royal family with such bizarre obsequiousness and fawning. We don’t live in the Middle Ages anymore. Why are they even still relevant.
Her hair looks greasy here.
Her hair is giving me pregnancy vibes because she always does those awkward thick long parted bangs when she first gets pregnant and they haven’t announced yet. Last night they really stood out when she just let them hang and pulled the rest of her hair back.
I said that in the other post – the bangs make me think she is pregnant.
Her face looks wider and sometimes her whole face, up to her eyelids look swollen, as if she’s been vomiting. Morning sickness?
Her first night in Ireland, I thought she had been crying because her eyelids looked so swollen. I wonder, is she pregnant, or is she dealing with Willie’s incandescent rage over Harry’s 4 hour meeting with the queen and yesterday’s meeting?
I like the coat.
In what world does that coat work with that dress? The coat evokes military and the dress is so juvenile. Who advised her on this outfit?
She does realize that she’s not required to wear green in Ireland, right? It’s almost insulting at this point.
This would have been the perfect and appropriate time to have a kick ass broach made for this tour.
Not sure if I like the army green with the cooler green of the dress – I feel like the green coat she wore on the first day would’ve worked better here in terms of shade layering. I don’t mind the dress itself as I am admittedly a polka dot fan, though she seems oddly keen on those 80s shoulder cuts. It’s probably the best outfit she’s worn thus far otherwise.
As an Irish person I don’t find it patronising but 3 all green looks in 3 days is overkill – I’d say the same if it was all blue or whatever. Hate the boob flaps on that coat too and again those shades of green don’t compliment each other. Side note to Kaiser: these aren’t dots they’re squares?? Whatever it’s still bizarre.
Green is my fav. color and I even have a green car. And eyeglasses. So I’m not gonna hate a green theme. But dang it, the greens should go together. In the arrival outfit, and this one, the greens are soooooo mismatched and that what makes it awful. It’s clear she is just piling on green because it’s Ireland.
Green is my favorite color too, but Kate has no clue on how to combine shades of it. This outfit is terrible for so many reasons. Hate the boob flaps on the coat. The dress is hideous.
Too bad she can’t ever stand up straight. My back aches just looking at her hunched shoulders.
I think she just wore that coat in January when she and William did the visit to Bradford. So that’s actually a fast turnaround for her in terms of repeats.
I have mixed feelings on the dress. I don’t love the sleeves and neckline, and I also think the belt sort of chops it up. The pattern is pretty in itself and I like the length of it and the skirt. Its one of those looks that is really close to being good, but then just fails.
I do not think the coat works with the dress though, but at least she took the coat off. A black coat would have been pretty I think, where you could see the green peaking out so it wouldn’t just be black coat and black boots.
now all that said….the polka dot thing is a little weird. I wonder if she really does just love them and no one put together that she would wear three polka dot items in a row, which is a bit overkill, and I’m not anti-polka dot lol.
I like the coat, and it looks like she finally cut her hair? Meh on the color green, but I do think it looks nice on her.
Oooft is that a wiglet line I can see?
Kate’s theme dressing is worrying now lol. Is anyone home in that noggin of hers?
Okay, I feel so dumb for asking this, but what, exactly, is a wiglet, and how can you tell when she wears them? (Does it clip in, or go on top, or is it like extensions…what?) I have been wanting to ask this for awhile because I stare at her hair and can’t tell what’s going on.
A wiglet is a partial wig that is usually fastened to the hair at the back of the crown. The main tell tale sign is if there’s a small ‘bump’ where there’s more volume at the back of the head than normal.
There may be other ways of telling, but that’s the main one I look for.
You can see a line curving round the very top of her head, where her skull ends and wiglet begins. No ones skull goes that high unless they’re an alien.
Wow this is fascinating, thanks for explaining! Maybe I want a wiglet myself one day… Hair doesn’t get thicker as we age, I can tell you that.
I’m not sure if her theme-dressing reflects a massive failure of imagination or what, but how is it possible she can’t find Irish designers’ clothes for a trip to Ireland? It seems avoidable and super patronizing to wear wall to wall green for Ireland, but then select only English designers. Also her attempts at monochromatic dressing or lite color-blocking on this trip have been consistently off. Someone with a good eye needs to take her aside and work with her on cool vs warm tones and how to mix colors and patterns. That said, her hair is still great and Bill looks nice in green. I wish he would bust out that green velvet dinner jacket 🙂
I cant help but noticing her eyes in recent pictures….one is larger or at least more “open” than the other. It seems fairly recent, so I’m wondering if it is due to a procedure. Also, why doesn’t William ever seem to really LOOK at his wife? Either he is looking through her or looking past her. It is so strange.
Serious question from an American:
Is all this green offensive to the Irish? Seems a bit overboard and reductive, but I’m not Irish so I really don’t know.
I don’t think anyone cares really, about their visit or the green. It’s a bit much to only wear one colour while here but she’s not harming anyone so…
@QMH – think of it if the wife of a visiting head of state went to official events wearing head-to-toe red, white, and blue – for EVERY event. Now, a tastefully-coordinated arrival outfit, or a lovely white gown with subtle blue and red accents, those seem like potentially lovely gestures. But at some point, it looks ridiculous to try to make yourself look like a damn flag because you think the people will like you more. I agree with those here that say that there are better ways to pay tribute to the country with your attire – say, wearing clothes from the host country’s designers – rather than making ham-fisted nods to the country’s “color heritage” through flag cosplay.
Can you please not make light of OCD? It’s a pretty horrifying experience for people who have it (me included, it is literal hell on earth; I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy).
Using mental illnesses as adjectives to describe things that are clearly not related to mental illness only serves to perpetuate stereotypes for something that is already so stigmatized. I get you do not like Kate but it is not appropriate to use mental illness to make fun of her, or anyone for that matter. Thank you.
ETA: Here is an example of what OCD really is: When I had a change in medication I went through a period of being unmedicated. OCD came back with a vengeance. I had intrusive thoughts about my worst fear coming true literally 24/7. I was begging doctors to just shoot me up with benzos because I couldn’t take the pain of my own mind. I would act on compulsions, giving me momentary relief from the thoughts but they would come back stronger. I had at least 10 panic attacks a day. The thought of going through that again terrifies me to no end. OCD is traumatizing. I thank god for my medication because I don’t know if I could handle life without it. I WISH OCD was just “I like buttons teehee,” I SO wish it was but it’s not. It’s an insidious illness. End Ted Talk.
I am going to piggyback off of you and say yes we need to stop this. I am an emetophobe with diagnosed OCD, in my life I have been on and through, at times round the clock mental health care, eating disorders, intrusive thoughts leading to creative self harm and consistent therapy. It’s not a trivial phrase it is a real illness that is devastating. Thank you for bringing this up.
My nephew has OCD. It was heartbreaking to see how much he suffered before they found a working medication for him. His unwanted intrusive thoughts were very violent; it was an awful time for him. It was awful for us too, the people around him. We felt so desperately helpless because there was nothing we could do.
It’s pretty similar with people calling themselves bipolar, just because their feelings fluctuate in a perfectly normal way. I really wish it was just “I was sad 5 minutes ago and now I’m laughing, teehee I’m so bipolar”, but it’s not.
You know, Kate has a long torso but she was never that tiny around the waist. And this is on camera, just how small is she now.
I am not trying to body shame Kate, but having worked with young women with eating disorders I’m beginning to think that the rumor that Kate is being secretly treated for an ED over the last year or so are accurate. Viewed from the side she is beginning to show no curves (unless she has a stiff padded bra on), her head looks huge, and she — as many young women with ED do —- dresses to cover herself from head to toe in clothes that hide how very thin they are becoming: Ruffles, gathers, pleats, long sleeves, high collars, multiple layers. I’m beginning to think her fashion choices are more about hiding how very thin she is becoming and I find that worrying.
Maybe that’s what all the garish colors and polka dots and patterns and clashing colors are about, too. Distracting everyone from looking too closely at her and her body in the clothes. I think she’s trying to stop our eyes at all the ruffles, bows, high necks, long sleeves, buttons, pleats, gathers, long hemlines, bright colors, crazy polka dots, and is hoping we don’t continue on to look at HER.
JA Lowcountry Lady – I agree with you that Kate exhibits signs of an ED but I would go a step further to say that this is not recent. She lost a drastic amount of weight before the wedding changing from a healthy, athletic but lean body type to an overly slender one. Other than pregnancy, she has maintained that look.
Other than the occasional jeggings we see her in, her clothing choices over the years seem to be a way to hide how thin she is – heavily padded bras, flowy fabrics – all that you’ve said. When the couple came to Calgary, a friend saw her up close after the Stampede parade and she looked emaciated.
If she is receiving help, then that’s a good thing.
She’s worryingly thin, I think she’s dealing with some serious issues in her marriage, with Sussexit and having to step up to fill the work gap. She’s clearly not cut out for this type of life and marriage to a petulant, childish, wandering prick like William must be hell. Like walking on eggshells all the time.
@Jaded. Yep. I think things are finally coming home to roost and the ‘turning the other cheek’ is seemingly drastic.
Yes, being in that marriage & in that toxic family must be incredibly stressful for her. Before the dramatic weight loss she stemmed so vibrant & healthy.
Thankfully Meghan has escaped & ive never seen her look better.
Agreed! When I saw the picture of her tiny waist in the belt..I couldn’t believe she was upright. Normally I refrain from commenting on looks as it is shallow and a game to control others. But I am truly concerned Kate doesn’t look healthy (to me).
Her wardrobe on this trip is extra odd is because it was put together quickly when Bill decided to leave town when his brother came. So Cathy quickly put together some fugly green costumes.
Sounds plausible. Except that she must have warehouses full of clothes to choose from. Who knows. (shrugs)
That top photo is giving me ‘staged for the paps’ vibes. He’s looks uncomfortable touching her. Or maybe its the angle.
I really fail to understand why so many people on this site are so acid towards anything to do with Kate and William. They are doing their duty, it has not been easy on them either, they should be praised for their sense of duty. People seem to forget that William lost his mum too. In life we must get on with it and not live permanently in the past. That will bring nothing but more misery. Our fate is largely in our hands and a lot of people have had it much much worse in the world. Just a thought
oh never mind lol
People are critial of them because it’s pretty obvious W&K and Carole have tossed the Sussexes under several buses to make themselves look better and to buy the silence of the RR.
Nobody has forgotten that William lost his mother – rather, he has apparently forgotten that trauma and visited it on his brother’s wife. He is not a good person, and his wife is barely a person at all.
Because it’s the narrative that has been set down. Everything is their fault. Everything. And to say other wise makes you either a bot or delusional.
It’s actually just the back-stabby leaking to the press and giving them the go-ahead to use Meghan’s father as a distraction from his affair. Can you actually believe that they haven’t been leaking when looking at their connections in the press and the timing of the leaks. Dan Wootton is “good friends” with KP’s communications director, nevermind the connections kate has with the people at Tatler, and the connections that Carole has at the DM, and the timing of all the leaks. It is illogical to think that allllllllllllll of those are coincidences.
“They should be praised for doing their duty” Sounds like a comment “straight outta” the Daily Fail.
I suspect they were sent over by the twitter team with today’s talking points.
LOL, I was just thinking, it’s cute that you think they have a sense of duty. Their idea of duty is interacting with the public so the public may praise them.
They actually aren’t doing their duty. Kate let one of her patronages go bankrupt. They’re lazy. William is a snearing philanderer who has leaked and fed false information to the tabloids demeaning his own brother and sister-in-law to the point where they were literally harassed out of the UK and are severing ties with the BRF. Wm and Kate deserve no sympathy.
Uh oh, now you’ve done it—disagreed with everyone here! The number one rule to remember when daring to comment on W&K stories is that you must never disagree with the masses—W&K are pure evil, machiavellian schemers, and every bit of bad gossip about them is true. Now that you know the rules, please feel free to comment with your opinion! 😀
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s Two ducks. Two lazy, useless, leaking, leeching ducks.
The coat is nice but the clash of greens makes my eye twitch.
Oh not so fast…she’s wearing orange to play a traditional Irish sport with the kiddos! 🤣
Yessss!!! I saw it and had to laugh!!
If she had worn a navy coat, it would have been so pretty with this dress. The army green clashes with the kelly green IMO
I love the coat, but agree the greens clash, a navy would pop.
I like the coat. Not a fan of polka-dots at least not big ones. Micro-dots are cool.
I just saw the first photos of Meghan’s apperance tonight at the Endeavor Awards and all I can say is “Kate Who”?. This ladies and gentlemen is how one dresses appropriately and professionally.
She looked amazing! Sleek, stylish, understated and glowing.
Yes, she was absolutely radiant & looked gorgeous in what she was wearing.
The royals are complete idiots to give up such an asset to the family.
Meghan looks gorgeous. A post pregnancy poach and no shame in that. And the BRF threw them away to prop up the Cambridges.
Whoever is styling her right now needs to be fired immediately. Between the obsession with culottes, ruffles, and now apparently all things green, she hasn’t looked this consistently bad in a while. Boring? Yes, but not actively painful to look at.
I don’t like any part of this look. The dress is plain ugly and the dress and coat don’t go together, IMO. And one of the ladies in one of the bottom pics is wearing a similar outfit to what Kate wore yesterday but instead of black boots like Kate wore, the woman paired her outfit with white heels and it looks so much better than Kate’s look… (Just wanted to point out because we’re all always talking about Kate doesn’t understand accessorizing or matching shoes with outfit, etc and here is a perfect example a day later)
I’m no fan of Waity and generally see her style as redundant, frumpy, uninspired and boring, but I work in fashion and have to speak up here and say that, regarding all of the hate on this dress, y’all, polka dots and puff sleeves are both HUUUUUGE trends this season.