Duchess Kate rewore a McQueen at the Earthshot ceremony: keen in lilac?

The Cambridges attend the Earthshot Prize Awards

Sunday evening, the long-awaited Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony was held at Alexandra Palace in London. There had been a lot of hype for weeks/months about this and it’s supposed to be Prince William’s baby, although I think at some point, he just stopped working on it and simply got credit for everything his staff did. We also knew ahead of time that Kate was going to the ceremony and that she would be a presenter or something. Most of the photos just show her supporting William by staring up at him like he’s a god (while he mostly avoided eye contact). She also schmoozed a bit, so good for her.

As for the superficial stuff… well… let’s start with Kate. She repeated a custom Alexander McQueen she first wore in 2011, at a Los Angeles BAFTA event on the Cambridges’ big “tour” of North America. The BAFTA event was thrown together because Kate wanted to go to LA and meet some movie stars. It’s a solid look, and she was praised for the McQueen at the time. The point of her re-wearing the gown for this event was to emphasize not only her “thrift,” but the idea that people should re-wear clothing and not just buy fast fashion or run out and buy new clothes for every event. The problem is that… yeah, Kate comes across as somewhat performative. Still, I’ve always wondered if she would ever re-wear this McQueen, just because it is one of the better pieces in her archives. I was also expecting her to theme-dress and wear green, so I’m trying to figure out how a pale lilac gown is on-theme? IS SHE SMOG?

As for William, yes, as you can see, he was keen in green. It was a lot. A green velvet jacket with a black turtleneck. People were calling it his Bond Villain look, but in some photos, the turtleneck looks like Steve Jobs cosplay. It was legitimately a “bold” look for William, who usually wanders around in wrinkled button-down shirts and too-tight trousers with visible moose-knuckle. *shudder*

During William’s speech, he suggested that the Keenshot Prize ceremony will change cities every year, and that next year’s Keenshot ceremony would be held in America. LOL. Super-obvious. Those salty people have been rabidly anti-American about all things Harry and Meghan, and then wait a minute, they need American donors, American financing, American tourism, American media and American interest in their lil’ white supremacist family, whoops! So of course Moose Knuckle and Wiglet are going to hype this for the next year, that they too are coming to America. As for changing cities every year… William thinks his Keenshot is comparable to Invictus.

PS… People said that Kate copied Meghan’s to-the-left side-swept wavy hair. I can see that. I also think Kate got some reddish-blonde highlights, or maybe it’s just the lighting.

The Cambridges attend the Earthshot Prize Awards

The Cambridges attend the Earthshot Prize Awards

Earthshot Prize Awards

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.

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  1. PinkestSlip says:

    They look like they’re dressed for TOTALLY different events! I have to divert from the usual and say Will-ee/Won’t-ee looked good; that Bond velvet jacket and turtle neck suits him; he’s got a good physique, and looks good in clothes—or would if he ever dressed any other way but “I’M A PRINCE”. She looks like something from the Oscars…their outfits just DON’T “match” the event. His does, she looks misplaced. Oh that’s right: she is!

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      They looked like they came from different households. I disagree re William less Bond, more Felonius Gru. For someone who loves cosplaying (won’t mention the hairstyle, nudge, nudge, wink, wink), Kate could at least have tried to complement her husband this time.

      • Seaflower says:


        I commented elsewhere that W looks odd in a comical way and is cosplaying the 60′s (groovy baby) and K looks like shes going to a black tie event, not a “hip” awards ceremony.

      • StartupSpouse says:

        Just saw that the Express has an article today titled, “Kate Middleton and William’s unusual sleeping arrangement – ‘don’t want to be bothered’”. It’s about how they have 2 master bedrooms. It’s interesting coming now… especially because I remember when they were married how everyone marveled that they would share a bedroom (in contrast to other royals who don’t).

        I know it’s the Express, but yikes?

      • Chrissy says:

        Kate would have looked great in a black tux with a camisole and killer heels. But, alas, she would never think outside the box. Unfortunately, she usually has just two speeds – dressing down with jeggings, boots and some casual short jacket or full princess. She should fire her dresser for being as boring as she is..

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Seaflower, that’s funny you mentioned the 60′s groovy vibe. When I saw Will he reminded me of a cross between Donal Sutherland’s character in Animal House (a professor having a thing with a student) and Elizabeth Holmes. His jacket looks like the Bottle Green Velvet jacket from Huntsman Savile row. Price 2,250 pounds. I’m being petty mentioning that since most BM stories don’t include the price of Will’s outfits.

        Kate looks nice but overdressed. Her hair does look a lot like a style Meghan’s worn. Most recently (in my memory) the video Meghan did for the Global Vaccine event back in May when Meghan wore the poppy shirt/dress?.

    • MMadison says:

      I kind of feel that Kate was told to not over shadow the event (I mean William) with another one of her costumes (i.e. Bond premiere). As for as the next venue….. Here you have the next “King of England/UK” and the future Head of the Commonwealth of 54 countries. He could highlight his future Kingdom by bringing his signature accomplishment (lol) to anyone of these countries yet he decided to bring it to the one country that has embraced his brother and is the HOME of his sister-in-law (whom he despises). Williams just can’t let it go. He either wants to be King of the World or he can’t stand for Harry/Meghan to have any success anywhere. The fact that he couldn’t feature the PM of his own country at the award ceremony but instead featured John Kerry (US Envoy for Climate) speaks volumes. Pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes….William should tread lightly.

      • swaz says:

        William”s obsession with Meghan and Harry is going to be his downfall. Harry wore a green suit for Time Magazine now William is in green. Harry is in America now William is on his way🤢

      • Polo says:

        Because he wants to have a big tour and get all the praise. But all the stories will be about will he go see Meghan and Harry if they are here.

      • 809Matriarch says:

        Seriously? America? Why couldn’t he do it in Canada? America?

      • Sunday says:

        Having next year’s event in America completely undermines his own directive – they supposedly asked people close to London to attend in person, and everyone else to video conference in to prevent unnecessary travel. Yet here he is declaring that next year the event will be across the Atlantic, and of course HE can’t just video conference in, HE’S too important to follow his own rules. So ridiculous.

    • Belli says:

      Different events in different seasons! There was zero wardrobe coordination between the Cambridge households.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        It’s a nice gown, but as many have said, doesn’t fit the event. Nor is it seasonally appropriate- seems rather spring/summer to me.

      • booboocita says:

        That was the first thing I noticed. PWBT in heavy green velvet and a turtleneck, Ofwilliam in floaty, summery chiffon. And of course, awkwardness all around. It’s as if one or both were holograms, beamed in from someplace else.

    • Elaine Stritch says:

      Isn’t it odd when that happens?? Funnily enough I’ve always felt that way about Harry And Meghan’s engagement photos. The color stories didn’t match and she looked much more formal than him!

    • Zebz says:

      They both look a mess. William less so because at least he is dressed for the correct season. All this tells me is that they aren’t communicating at all. Even there teams aren’t communicating. I’ve never seen them so mismatched at any event. They are completely out of tune with each other.

      • MF1 says:

        Yup. Not only is Kate wearing a dress for the wrong season, the lavender color looks downright weird next to TOB’s green velvet suit. Clearly they didn’t coordinate their wardrobe choices.

      • Emma says:

        Heavy dark green velvet over a black turtleneck (?!) and a delicate faint lilac tulle (???) — yeah these do NOT go together. I thought Kate looked great the first time she wore this but she just looks almost invisible here.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Kate should have been in a cocktail dress, not this ballgown. William looks ridiculous. It does make me wonder if they dressed at separate homes and met up to attend.

      • iconoclast59 says:

        @notasugarhere, Great minds think alike! I believe that’s what happened here.

      • Detnow359 says:

        I’m OK with them getting dressed in different homes but they handlers need to collaborate so they don’t look ridiculous.

        Did Jolie wear this dress? I seem to remember seeing this on her. Maybe not lilac but something similar

    • myjobistoprincess says:

      I think her entourage keep getting negative comments on how she dresses so to avoid that, and willie does NOT want her to overshadow the future king although she is a kingmaker, so he he’s the one who gets to cosplay in green this time, and she’s repeating a dress that got praised in the past and pass it as being environmental friendly for earthshot. Kate is trying to be glamourous these days, but we see her entourage and willie’s entourage are not communicating, cuz youre right it looks like they’re going to a different event.

      • Lorelei says:

        The men in this family just need to accept that there is always going to be more public interest in their wives. That’s just the way it is and has always been with the royals. Instead of constantly whining about feeling “overshadowed,” they could embrace it and be proud of their wives like Harry has (lol they won’t), or just deal with it. They come across as constantly cranky over it.

    • Becks1 says:

      @Sunday I bet you he wants to have the awards in Central Park and Kate can wear a white dress and he’ll try to give a speech. LOL.

      • HeatherC says:

        She can wear her WEDDING dress so Angela Levin can gush about how she can still wear clothes blah blah. Complete with the tiara so everyone in America can see who the “real” princess is (though other than MAGA and derangers, which cross pollinate, I don’t know who will care)

  2. Will’s outfit is… a choice. Looks like a hard boiled egg on top of a turtleneck. Anyways, good on them for actually getting out and doing something. And good on the Sussex family for forcing them to do so.

    • Chrissy says:

      He reminds me of Blofeld from an old 007 movie – from the bald head to the OTT velvet jacket to the over-blown self-importance and desperation to be seen as a boss. He looks ridiculous!

  3. Layla says:

    The desperation is smelling particularly bad today.
    Single white femaling overload
    But you know what since you are so desperate, go to America. I hope to God they humiliate you so bad after the sh*t you tried to pull with one of their own. I’ve never been but I know out friends across the pond never forget.
    Hopefully you’ll come back here with you tails tucked between your legs.

    • MMadison says:

      One day he’s attacking everything American including an American women of color and the next he want’s to come to our country to preach to us about climate (which he has ZERO expertise on or about). It’s really an insult I feel that William is using this as a direct shot at Meghan and Harry. What William doesn’t understand is that Harry/Meghan success has nothing to do with him. He can NEVER replace them. He and Kate can follow them around the world with his prize and they will NEVER be as relatable or popular as Harry/Meghan. As an FYI, Americans can smell a phony a mile away. He isn’t fooling anyone but himself.

      • Jan90067 says:

        So, he’ll fly here, then be driven everywhere in a fleet of SUVs, creating *how* many tons of carbon emissions for him and his entourage to shit on others for being consumptive? 🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣

      • 809Matriarch says:

        Seems like he will be defeating the point with this even in America, unless he ZOOMS.

      • Magick Wanda says:

        @809Matriarch And we know he won’t Zoom. He wants to come here so that he can cheered and uplifted as Harry and Meghan were. Of course that won’t happen. I’m sure he will feel welcomed bc he is the future future King but it won’t be like it was for his brother and sister in law. William will never get that kind of reception. He does not engender love in the people who know him, he will certainly not engender devotion from strangers in America.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Our cousins across the pond can smell bulls**t a mile off. Felonius got dragged recently by a bunch of radio hosts who told him to be quiet, sit and be seated. They were the last people I would have expected to do such a thing. The desperation to destroy his brother will be his undoing. He has only himself to blame.

      • Snuffles says:

        Seriously. We won’t fall for this shit. And the US press can’t be ordered to kiss his ass like the UK press. They will ask legitimate questions about this prize. As in, how does this stand out from all of the other well established environmental prizes? Why do they need to throw such an elaborate awards show and spend millions to throw it to hand out the prize? They will point out that the royal family doesn’t practice what they preach and have even gone so far to get exemptions from local environmental regulations. They will publish that family’s carbon footprint. They will point out how hypocritical the whole thing is.

        And, dude, if they come to LA and hope to get papped for free press, they will experience how vicious US paparazzi is, because they will scream nasty shit in their direction to get a reaction. And will probably bring up Harry and Meghan to push their buttons.

      • Becks1 says:

        The other thing is – the royal family has lost a lot of shine here. That’s the reason for the insane propaganda push we are seeing in People etc lately. The royals know they have lost the interest of a lot of Americans. Will and Kate were supposed to usher in a new era of American love for royals, and at this point, while some Americans do still love them, its because they (especially Kate) are boring and they just like to look at her clothes. There’s no interest for what they are actually doing.

        I’m not saying there wouldn’t be coverage or there wouldnt be fans out there to see them – but it would be a very different vibe compared to how it was 10 years ago. Celebs like Reese Witherspoon etc would not be clamoring to meet them. I’m not sure Beyonce would bother to give Kate the time of day at this point.

      • Cessily says:

        Anywhere else but here, the arrogance that they think they are being clever is amazing.

  4. Cate says:

    He really won’t look at her, will he? :/

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      It’s such a shame how intergenerational history and trauma repeats itself. His parents hung on for 16 years. I’m pretty sure they will try to make it past that.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They’ve been in this for 20 years. To me, they’re already beyond the 16 year mark of Charles and Diana. After all, Charles and Diana barely dated before getting engaged.

      • candy says:

        @nota I agree, their relationship kind of culminated with the wedding. After that, I believe any trace excitement that was left has since worn off. That’s the problem with dating a decade before you get married. No steam left.

    • Jan90067 says:

      The Fail has a pic of them glaring sourly at each other with the caption “The Look Of Love”. I almost wet myself laughing 😂😆🤣

    • Harper says:

      I want so badly to know what the real tea is on their living situation. He refuses to return her eye contact or answer her when she mumbles his way when they get out of the car and start their walk on the carpet.

      • Ellyn says:

        Even if we are all reading way more into all the Cambridge public photos and videos, their PR team should tell them that the body language alone speaks volumes. Are things really so broken and distant that he can’t bring himself to even place his hand at the small of her back or let her place her hand in the crook of his arm (assuming that hand holding is a step too far)? No amount of smizing and hilarious grins delivered side by side will convince the public that all is well with Will and Kate. It’s the small details that communicate how they feel about each other’s company.

    • Laura says:

      Comment on deuxmoi said they “full on snogged” inside thought that was odd

      • Ginger says:

        Anyone can submit things to deuxmoi so take that with the biggest grain of salt. These two won’t even look at each other let alone make out at an awards show. It’s their “fans” desperate for them to appear in love like Harry and Meghan. Also, proof or it didn’t happen.

      • Laura says:

        @ginger someone was writing fan fiction then lol

      • Lucy says:

        I saw that too and thought it was so…odd. Especially after seeing these pictures, although the laughing pictures at least show them in sync for once.

      • Nic919 says:

        So clearly their PR team noticed the awful body language and submitted pure fiction to try an have people think they aren’t living separate lives.

        Deux moi also pretended that Rose and Trinny were there giggling and drinking champagne with Kate. I mean no media outlet would have ignored if Rose was at the event. It reeks of desperation.

  5. ML says:

    Guys, I think she’s channeling “druid-wear!”

  6. SarahCS says:

    Wow, I did not have ‘say something nice about KKKhate’ on my bingo card for this month but here we are, I love that dress, it’s fantastic.

    As for Burger King… Err. What?? Is there a secret saboteur in KP?

    They did not dress for the same event.

    EDIT. The more I look, the more I’m getting aspiring super villain from him.

    • Becks1 says:

      I think the problem with William’s outfit is that the green velvet does not photograph well. So I think in pictures where you can clearly see that its green velvet it looks a lot better than where it just looks like he’s in all black.

  7. Aidevee says:

    Prince Will is a boiled egg atop a big velvety plinth.

    • iconoclast59 says:

      There was a William and Kate story in CB a week or two ago that featured an older photo of William wearing glasses. He actually looked pretty good. He should wear glasses full time, but he’s probably too vain to do so. Glasses would frame his face and help him not look so much like an egg or PWT.

  8. FC says:

    Sometimes I think Kate only “recycles” clothes from her pre-baby years for the inevitable headlines she’ll get surrounding her “impressive physique after 3 kids and 10 years” (yes I vomited in my mouth a little just typing that). That said, as someone who has had 3 kids myself and is a good 40 pounds heavier than before, I would probably flex too if I managed to fit into my old clothes. 😊

    • SarahCS says:

      Eh, if you had all the resources that she does at your disposal you could probably get there if you were so inclined (obviously I”m assuming there are no health issues which may be playing a role). I’m also guessing that you contribute more to society than she does which will always impact available exercise and grooming time.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      If you had access to the best chefs, personal trainers, tennis courts and nannies, yes you could be as svelt. I have my theories with regards to her figure and I will only say it reminds me of the height of the unhappiness during the Diana years.

    • February-Pisces says:

      I don’t think Kate’s weight is down to having a great lifestyle, it’s probably down to her issues with food as a result of her anxiety, depression, insecurity and other issues that she may have. She doesn’t look like she’s thriving, she looks drastically underweight and frail.

      • Jaded says:

        There’s something pasty and wan about her face in those photos, and she’s got serious dark circles under her eyes. Her life with that wanker must be awful, I agree that she’s not coping well.

      • Chrissy says:

        I think she must be feeling attacked from two fronts right now – from Willnot but, also from Carole who is probably afraid that all her scheming, manipulating and ass-kissing will come to nothing. I can’t see Carole going quietly and Kate will be in the line of fire if Carole is unhappy..

    • Courtney B says:

      I’m more impressed Anne can do it not just after two kids but DECADES later. She keeps in good shape and seems healthy, fit and athletic.

      • Kviby says:

        There are plenty of older adults who aren’t obese so I don’t really get why you’re impressed with Anne, no offence intended to you your Anne! Anne’s father was never chubby, nor are her brothers except Andrew a tiny bit. Her mom is a bit chubby but that happened when she was elderly,right? Maybe Anne got her moms petite ness and her dads thinness

  9. Becks1 says:

    I have been one who has said that I didn’t think Kate was copying Meghan’s hair, she just sometimes alternates in general between sausage curls and looser waves (which is true) but this look was SO obvious. The side part is a lot lower than Kate usually wears, and the “waves over one shoulder” look is SO Meghan that I had to laugh when I saw it.

    I’m glad she rewore something – I was pretty sure she would go for a new keen green dress – but how thrifty is it if you are rewearing a very expensive dress for the second time in 10 years and have bought dozens of bespoke dresses in the interim decade? I don’t have the closet space to keep something to wear once every 10 years.

    The awards ceremony seemed like a success from what I could tell (I was seeing very little coverage of this in the US media, William’s comments about billionaires got more coverage), so that’s a positive. IF these awards help at all in the climate change fight, then its a good thing. Let’s see how long William’s commitment lasts.

    • Pao says:

      If these really do come to the US next year than i hope harry and meghans visibility era starts incredibly soon. Its incredibly obvious they are trying to court the US.

      And they will succeed if harry and meghan keep hiding away. I get the parental leave, but after November they really need to be outthere

      • mariahlee says:

        I understand wanting H&M to compete, but it’s important to consider that they’re starting from basically scratch. The Royal Foundation is an established organization, and they have the branding, funding, and clout of a thousand year old institution backing them. H&M have done incredibly well so far, but it’s a little unfair to compare their output to W&K.

      • MMadison says:

        @Pao: Harry/Meghan are not hiding away. They are doing exactly what they need to do in the US market.

      • NCWoman says:

        I think the visibility era has already started, but it’s going to be centered around their projects (the whole NYC trip, the WaPo editorial, the Ethic investing) so we won’t be seeing them via weekly pictures or anything. It’s going to be a different kind of visibility than when they worked for the BRF. And it’s been working they’ve been in the news quite a bit since NYC without a single photoshoot.

      • Snuffles says:


        Good Lord woman! What more do you want them to do!? In case you forgot in the past 2 years there was a pandemic that forced to entire world to grind to a halt. And even with that, Harry and Meghan have managed to accomplish more in those 2 years than the royal family combined. They moved to a new country, established a new foundation from scratch, bought a new home, dealt with a devastating miscarriage, had another baby, scored some major deals, appeared on panels, did a wildly successful New York tour, and put out and participated in wildly successful projects.

        Do you expect them to do pap walks? Fashion shows? Award shows? Act like a Kardashian? I think they have done incredibly well for themselves in this transitional period of establishing themselves and their brand outside of the royal family. And I don’t begrudge them their time with their new baby.

      • MsIam says:

        @Pao, Harry and Meghan got two weeks of coverage from a three day trip to New York. They got days of coverage from the announcement about Ethic and the Okavango Delta campaign. Plus with Harry’s book coming out next year, Invictus and possibly Meghan’s Netflix show and I’m sure the podcast will be rolling too? Uh, the Sussexes will not be the ones worried about visibility, in the US or anywhere else.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        @Snuffles thank you. It’s so weird that this person keeps insisting that H&M are “hiding away” when 1) we’re in a freaking pandemic 2) they’re private citizens now and can do things on their own terms and 3) have gone through major personal changes amidst everything else happening with COVID19. And to argue that W&K are going to magically develop a large US fan base is laughable. Most of the people that genuinely like them were already fans before Meghan entered the picture. The ones who hopped on the Doolittle train a couple of years ago aren’t doing it out of genuine like for those two and it shows in the constant failure to support whatever project they deign to put out.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Pao said:
        ” … they will succeed if harry and meghan keep hiding away. I get the parental leave, but after November they really need to be outthere.”

        Ummm @Pao, I suggest to chill and stop trying to tell Harry & Meghan what they need to do! The Sussexes are not in a competition with the Lamebridges! M&H aren’t paying any attention to Cannot’s & Willnot’s frenzied cosplaying desperation.

        The Sussexes are all about taking care of their own business, and living their lives with purposeful intent and with ‘compassion in action.’ None of us should presume to tell the Sussexes how to make moves, when they are always continuing to surprise us with their bold, meaningful initiatives. M&H are always steps ahead of everyone on that bitter, Salty Isle!

        Meanwhile, the Lamebridges can continue with their selfish, pretentious, p.r. cosplays. W&K can’t even succeed in the gilded cage trap. They sure as heck will never get the kind of success they are obviously looking for in the U.S. It ain’t happening.

      • Polo says:

        But this is the thing. I don’t think Harry and Meghan are trying to compete with anyone. They are just trying to make a difference in the world. Maybe as fans we want them dominate but based on their previous comments and just who they are that’s not in their character to compete and try to one up Kate and Will so I think we need to let that go.
        @pao I think you need to chill and stop projecting. Harry and Meghan again are not in some kind of competition. Interest will follow whatever they do. There is a big world out there. Harry and Meghan have a lot on their plate and a lot of their work right now with production is not front facing..it’s all behind the scenes. Besides Spotify and Invictus games I don’t think we’ll “see” them that much.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Pao: Harry and Meghan are no longer working royals so there is no requirement for them to be seen on regular basis. Most of their work they do now is behind the scenes. Furthermore, they’re not trying to compete with William and Kate.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Pao, Harry & Meghan are working they way they choose to. They don’t need to do anything other than what they have in mind. They are not in competiton with W & K. W & K will not take over the US in any meaningful way. There are LOL’s at the BM for spending so much time on claiming Harry & Meghan being too Hollywood and how H & M were going to be walking red carpets-which they haven’t done yet. But, lookee here, W & K have done red & green carpets in less than a month. People are noticing the hypocrisy of the royal family more and more. Plus, Will & Kate are simply boring. Fun to drag though.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I think the awards got decent enough coverage in the UK but I noticed that the celebrities who attended got far more coverage than the awards or the keens. And that’s with the BBC really pushing the boat out with a series of programmes a week or so before. Plus they brought out David Attenborough. Plus Charles gave the usurper a shout-out. I doubt if anyone can name any of the award winners etc The UK is going through a lot at the moment. An obvious PR stunt is the last thing we need.

      • Pao says:

        @ Elizabeth Regina: Im more talking about courting the US in general than whether earthshot was a succes pr wise. If harry and meghan keep hiding away, and william and kate will start going over to the US and inviting the US media, than they will absolutely succeed in creating lots of American supporters.

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        I’m absolutely confident that the Sussexes know what they are doing. Despite being on maternity leave, they have done quite a lot and their mini NY tour generated far more headlines and attention around the world than all the royals combined. The divine right of kings does not extend to American. I say bring it on, William. It makes a change to see him make an attempt to work.

      • Jais says:

        I actually prefer how Meghan and Harry are out and about when they have work and then doing whatever it is they do in the meantime, which is their biz. It creates some anticipation and then they get more buzz when we do see them a la Beyoncé. They’re not working royals so they don’t have to be out every week. This is an advantage bc when they do something it gets more excitement than will and Kate, despite them covering People every other week.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Pao said:
        “@ Elizabeth Regina: Im more talking about courting the US in general than whether earthshot was a succes pr wise. If harry and meghan keep hiding away, and william and kate will start going over to the US and inviting the US media, than they will absolutely succeed in creating lots of American supporters.”

        Seriously? What is your issue? Why are you so insistent on promoting the U.K. rota ratchets’ party line that some kind of competition exists between the Lamebridges and the Sussexes?

        The Sussexes are minding their own business and taking care of business from their Montecito home base. They probably don’t give a rat’s ass what the petty, bullying Cannot and Willnot are trying to do. Let the FFK&Q keep on trying. W&K are so smarmy, petty and obvious. They will get a certain amount of attention purely because of their future status rep. But the attention they receive will never amount to what they want it to amount to, because they lack substance. They are all about petty preening and keening pretense.

        Meanwhile, M&H are power players in a completely different stratosphere. The Sussexes will continue to succeed on a level of serious, compassionate action. When we don’t see them, M&H are behind-the-scenes making meaningful deals and collaborations, with the intent of helping people around the world. The Sussexes are succeeding on a global scale in a selfless manner. The Lamebridges are merely trying to copy M&H for personal gain, which is ironic and laughable.

      • L4frimaire says:

        @Pao, What exactly are they courting in the US? William is a future head of state. His main concerns should be diplomacy, trade and UKs position on the world stage post-Brexit. Instead he wants to hand out awards and travel around to get more write-ups in People magazine? Not exactly his job description. As for the Harry and Meghan hiding away, they are working. They have a lot of obligations and projects going on that require them being there for that. it seems you are a bit confused on their new lives and jobs.To actually do the work they have, you actually have to, you know work.

      • Jaded says:

        @Pao – why do you keep hammering on that the Sussexes are hiding away? They’re doing nothing of the sort. It’s the Cambridges who hide away for months at a stretch even though it’s their JOB to be out there doing public service stuff. That Harry and Meghan choose to do most of their work behind the scenes doesn’t mean they’re not light years ahead of Willnot and Kannot as far as their philanthropic work is concerned. They simply choose to do most of it out of the spotlight.

    • MMadison says:

      I agree there was very little coverage in the US. I know that some feel William’s comment on Billionaires in space was justifiable ( I disagree with that) but the coverage from the US media on on the space flights was HUGE!! So for William to make that comment was a direct insult to the US media for the hype and live coverage across several media outlets. The space flights was a BIG Deal in the US. So I believe the lack of coverage of his Earthshot prize was a little payback. His announcement that the prize will be in the US next year received ZERO to NO coverage…. NO ONE CARES

      • Pao says:

        Im bot solely talking about earthshot. Im talking about them courting the US in general. They will succeed, especially if harry and meghan keep moving like they have been for nearly 2 years now.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Pao – no, they won’t. They tried 10 years ago and overall the Cambridges fell pretty flat here in the US. The interest in them even from 2011 (california tour) to 2014 (NYC tour) was markedly different.

        And let’s also keep in mind that the royal family has been pushing an anti-american sentiment for years now, in terms of Meghan. In 2018-2019, if I had to hear “its not that she’s black, its that she’s an American” one more time as an excuse for how she was treated……

        They’ll get some light sugary coverage on GMA and the Today show and that will be about it.

        Harry and Meghan have been “moving like they have been for nearly 2 years” because they moved internationally, she had a miscarriage, had a baby, and they have been establishing their foundation. Oh yeah, and a pandemic.

        They’re going to be just fine, but their PR going forward is going to be very different from the Cambridges, because they’re actually going to be working, so we need to adjust our expectations, we’re not going to see them the same way the royal family is seen when they want to show they’re working.

      • Pao says:

        @becks1: i don’t think you can compare those tours to now because there is definitely renewed interest in the keens. There is a whole right wing base that doesn’t like meghan and also plenty of liberal karens. All of them prefer W&k to harry and meghan. So they only have to put in a little effort, be friendly with a few american media. And its easy to win over the US for them.

      • Eurydice says:

        There was an article in the NYT today and something in USA Today. CBS had something, but it was under their royal coverage. I think I saw more about Keen’s dress, Will’s velvet and Emma Watson’s back than I did about the winners. I don’t think it was payback for anything – just that Earthshot isn’t very interesting or impactful. Maybe it will be in the future.

      • Elizabeth Regina says:

        Pao yes there is a right wing base and Karens as you say but so what? Is the left silent? The Sussexes are backed by celebrities the others can only dream of plus they have the UN and WHO, and all the commonwealth countries. In fact the BRF is now playing catch up. Plus most Millenials and GenZs who ARE the future are firmly on the Sussexes side. The Keenbridges are lazy and squandered the goodwill generated from their wedding. It takes more than clothes and hyena grins to dominate the headlines in the US.

      • Maria says:

        No, I don’t think there is renewed interest in them. There is a loud and obnoxious group of people who hate Meghan, but they are the minority. The whole thing has either gotten most people bored of the topic or vaguely (or not so vaguely) on the side of the Sussexes when people are paying attention at all, instead of getting them particularly invested in the Cambridges.
        They’ll be reported about because they’re public figures, but they don’t have It or charisma and they don’t have anything of substance to them.
        The tours before were different because William and Kate had just married so they were media darlings, and in 2014 she was pregnant so of course that was going to give them more buzz. Not so much now.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Maria – agreed. There isn’t renewed interest in the keens. The MAGA types who may “love” the Cambridges now because they aren’t the Sussexes aren’t that interested, its more just another way to be racist and sexist. They aren’t going to go out of their way to see the Cambridges, they aren’t going to buy anything the Cambs are selling or donate to any of their charities. They’ll talk some sh*t about the Sussexes on social media and praise the Cambs in comparison and that will be it. And in America, we like people who do things, not people who are keen. So while their potential visit may get some coverage, its not going to have any kind of lasting impact. I

        I will add @Pao I feel you’ve been very doom and gloom about the Sussexes and press coverage lately and I think you need to remember that yes, there is STILL a global pandemic and H&M have small, unvaccinated children, and going forward they are not using the royal strategy of PR. We aren’t going to see 3 different IG posts every time they do an event. We aren’t going to see multiple posts building up their projects. They don’t need to do that stuff anymore. They just need to produce and be active etc. And they are doing that. So their PR coverage going forward IS going to be different from the Cambridges.

        I just don’t think you need to worry about the Cambridges taking over the US. It they couldnt do it 10 years ago, when people were super excited about Kate as the reinvention of the monarchy etc, they’re not going to do it now .

      • Jais says:

        Agree with Becks1 and Maria. Most of the anti- Meghan press is Murdoch, Fox News and page 6, which is conservative and republican. I remember Joy Reid saying something during the presidential inauguration. Something about how the republicans don’t really have the creatives and the cultural cache of the Democrats. Like they have Kid Rock and Scott Baio. So yeah, if that’s them courting the US and gaining support…it’s not gonna turn out how they think.

      • Cessily says:

        I wish people would stop calling a business trips a tour! The Royals do tours to visit their subjects.. We are not “subjects” here. The Sussex’s are private citizens running a charitable foundation and they attend business trips and meetings, like millions of others who have to earn their own living and can’t just have their subjects pay more to keep them in the lifestyle they think they deserve.

      • JT says:

        The Keens own “fans” can’t even get them trending, but sure, they are definitely going to win the US. As has been mentioned already, Burger King and Fries have been a thing for 10 years and they still have not happened the way they have supposed to. They’ve squandered any goodwill they had by hiding away pretending to be country farmers. Nobody is fundraising in their names and they aren’t getting Time covers either. W&K have no cultural capital whatsoever and don’t make any sort of splash beyond a few headlines. They can come over here if they want to, but I guarantee that most of the coverage will be about Harry and Meghan as has been the case for years now, even in the Keens’ own country. H&M don’t need to be seen to be believed like the royals have to; if they are “hiding” they are working. The Sussexes are in an entirely different ballgame now and the modus operandi is a hell of a lot different than holding press conferences to cut a ribbon.

      • Nic919 says:

        Americans generally don’t care about the British monarchy as anything more than foreign celebrities and even then only Diana had any star power. The Cambridges are minor and they haven’t had any impact in the last decade with only more attention when Meghan entered the picture because the racist Karens needed a white puppet to prop up.

        What didn’t exist in 2011 and 2014 was the clear evidence that w and k don’t like their American biracial sister in law and they will trash her in the media and publicly shun her breaking protocol for petty behaviour. And ask about the colour of their baby. So now there is a large audience of Americans who see them for the racists that they are and the chances they get booed in the US are much higher than it ever was.

      • GRUEY says:

        What’s the big deal if K+w succeed in building an American fan base? I mean, really? Is it going to “hurt” the Sussexes? Of course not. They’re philanthropists. It’s not like William is going to found a company to steal Better Up’s market share, sheesh.

        And they do have a fan base here! Maga’s been putting QE II’s face on antivax busses and I’m sure the keens would be welcome to join that!

      • Eurydice says:

        @Pao – how do you think W&K will “court the US”? Even if they were Gandhi and Mother Theresa, they’re still the FFK and FFQ. Once the Queen passes, they’ll be even closer to the throne. Their obligations are to the UK and Commonwealth nations. Nothing they can say and do will affect the US – that’s up to the politicians.

        So how will they court? By dropping things in the UK to travel regularly to the US? For what purpose? By making more YouTube videos? Beefing up their Instagram? By hosting an annual award banquet? What in the world could they do to make the US care about them any more than they do now?

      • Maria says:

        Gruey – I don’t think anyone’s worried that the Cambridges will build up a power base in and of itself, it’s just the implication from others that if they do the Sussexes will be harmed through that PR. But I doubt that would happen.
        And you’re right, there is a fanbase of ultra right-wingers, but they aren’t going to cling to things like EarthShot if that’s how William wants to appeal to his US base. Just look at the Daily Mail comments criticizing him for it.

      • MMadison says:

        @Pao: William lost the American right the minute he started speaking about Climate Change and telling American Billionaires what to do with their money. William doesn’t understand how things work in the USA politically. So he’s burning down bridges on all sides. Like I said because of William’s PRIDE and refusal to let Harry/Meghan go, it will be the downfall of BRF on the world’s stage ….just watch. He is their future. What has kept World Leaders interested in the RF is their lack of a political view or a say on anything. The British Government was able to leverage them with World Leaders for entertainment purposes. Now if an American President feels that a photo op with a member of the British RF isn’t in his best interest politically….they will refuse (i.e. Bill Clinton). Also look at how Kate used FLOTUS Biden for her personal agenda trust me she want forget and now William is trying to do the same via Climate. It want work!

      • Jaded says:

        @Pao – Will and Kate are nothing more than mannequins propped up by hundreds of dedicated staff who do all the heavy lifting. As a Canadian, they have been here twice and both times did NOT get the huge crowds and adoration that Diana (with Charles a poor second) ever did. So no, they’re not courting the North American crowd at all. And they’d best stay put on English soil and do more work there, that’s where it’s most desperately needed. They have nowhere near the level of professionalism, knowledge or understanding of how things works on the world stage. Kate is basically inarticulate and empty-headed, and William is a buffoon. They can be as performative as they want but we’re not stupid, we see right through it.

      • HeatherC says:

        @Pao Your statement sounds like a recycled statement from a royal reporter. “If Harry and Meghan had just met with us and been nice to us (courting us) things would have been much different.” (no they wouldn’t have been)

        They are promoting projects and causes to wide effect. They don’t need to court the press (US or UK) to get results.

        Case in point, Earthshot. I still don’t know what it is. But I can tell you William wore something green and Kate wore something light. And billionaires shouldn’t be in space. I’m still wondering if this is an eco thing, why is the lovely Shakira (not an artist with a science background-but does important work with her Barefoot Foundation) is on the panel. Shrug.

    • aftershocks says:

      @Becks1 said:
      “I have been one who has said that I didn’t think Kate was copying Meghan’s hair, she just sometimes alternates in general between sausage curls and looser waves (which is true) but this look was SO obvious…”

      @Becks1, as we know Kate Keen has always been about cosplaying, because she has no identity of her own. She’s copied W’s former girlfriends, Diana, other royal ladies, and her own mother! That’s why Kate doesn’t have a definable style. She swings from buttons and coat dresses, to bows and polka dots, to matronly looks, to Irishy overgreen monstrosities, to prairie dresses, etc. And then all the Meghan copying of stylish handbags with handles, baggy trousers, and other wannabe attempts.

      Ever since Meghan came onto the royal scene as Harry’s soulmate, Kate has been in a snotty, petty, cosplaying tailspin. There have been plenty of obvious instances of Kate copying Meghan’s hairstyles. So when the hairstyle copying is more subtle, that doesn’t mean that Kate isn’t 24/7 SWF her sister-in-law whom she loathes, but not-so-secretly wants to be like.

      You’re right that Kate’s latest over-the-shoulder look with the part, is a very obvious copy of Meg’s hairstyling. Kate probably peruses and follows everything about Meghan, even more than Meghan’s diehard fans do. LOL!

      Even the way Kate is looking at Will/TOB (and probably wishing he was Harry) is an obvious attempt to copy Meghan’s adoring way of looking at Harry. The difference is that Meghan genuinely respects her husband. Kate seems overly keen to act like Meghan in hopes that some of Meg’s starshine will rub off and make Kate widely popular too. Fail!

      I think the dress Kate is wearing is pretty on her, but I can’t unsee her pettiness and her cosplaying. Will looks like he’s trying to copy Meg too, with the turtleneck and the tone-on-tone. 🤪 🤣 If Will was wearing black, okay. But the green velvet, is definitely a mismatch to K’s lavender!

      • Lorelei says:

        ITA w/@Becks that the Cambridge “fans” in America are mostly Sussex-hating racists who don’t so much care about William and Kate as people or support them and their “work,” but enjoy using them as the lily white, regal “ideal” compared to Meghan and her children.

        They’ll trash talk Meghan on Twitter, but I don’t think they have the kind of diehard support that fans of the Sussexes do— I don’t think many of them would travel to another state to see W&K, or because they passionately believe in Earthshot’s mission (lol). They’re racists who were told to hate Meghan and like the Cambridges by Fox News, and I don’t think they give the BRF much thought at all beyond that.

        IDK how anyone could think Harry and Meghan are “hiding out!” I feel like we’ve seen a lot of them…? They’ve done so much in just a year, imo. Either way, American Sussex supporters aren’t going to jump ship and become Camb Stans because they’re on the cover of People magazine more frequently. They are two completely different groups of people.

    • candy says:

      I agree that anything to promote the welfare of this planet is important. I hope it succeeds. It’s a very large puzzle, but it’s certainly a piece of it to have high profile involvement.

      • GraceB says:

        If we step outside of all the Sussex vs Cambridge drama for a moment, I agree that ultimately this looks like it’s a good thing. There’s a lot of big names on board, they’re finding good ways to make real changes and it’s putting climate change right in peoples faces, as it should be.

        The problem here is similar to when the Sussex’s went to NYC. Rather than talking about the subject, it’s all about what they wore and the family issues.

        I think it’s interesting that the Cambridges are going hard on the subject of climate change. They even rolled out a new electric car. It has me wondering whether we will see more of this from them and much less of the private jet and helicopter use.

        People in the top 1% contribute far more to global warming than those they’re preaching to. They often drive huge vehicles, have private flights, huge homes, and travel more than average families.

        Changing this for the Cambridges would be great for the environment, but I suspect the bigger motivator for them would be trying to score points against the Sussex’s use of SUV’s and private jets.

      • Becks1 says:

        @GraceB I give you points for your optimism and positivity but the Cambs are never going to give up their private planes and helicopters. They’re just going to make more of an effort to hide them, especially for official events (no pictures of how the royals arrive, for example).

        Charles loves his private planes but that doesn’t get a lot of coverage bc he has electric cars. I expect the same to be true for the Cambridges, except they’ll do even less than Charles.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Yea, Cambridge’s will just be more secretive with the private planes and helicopter use. They certainly were during their 2 plus months break this summer.

        @GraceB, one thing the BM photographers (or whoever is taking the pictures) have been consistent on is not sharing a direct and clear rearview image of the Sussexes SUV’s with the hatch down where you would be able to see the labeling if it’s a hybrid/partial hybrid or not. That’s very intentional.

  10. CherHorowitz says:

    I’ll be nice. It’s nice to see him trying something new. I won’t comment on whether he pulls it off.

  11. Lady Esther says:

    I never liked this dress, and it’s too girly for her at her age. She needs to go through her Look Books for her closets of clothes and redline everything that makes her look like mutton dressed as lamb…No more Peter Pan collars, cap sleeves, girly twirly short skirts, etc. Love the hair, though!

    ETA: The less said about whatever the hell William is wearing, the better. The horror, the horror….

  12. VS says:

    Meghan needs to file a restraining order on her hairstyle and style from this woman!!!! This is so weird…. That’s all I will say on this topic
    Wish you all a good day

    • swaz says:

      I believe without any doubt that Kate’s phone is loaded with pictures of Meghan. Maybe she thinks her husband is in love with Meghan, we women have strong instincts you know😍

  13. CindyP says:

    Either she’s overdressed or he’s underdressed. She’s wearing a gown & he’s wearing a smoking jacket??? Odd

    • Becks1 says:

      She’s overdressed I think – when you look at other people in the pictures, it seems it was less a formal event and more kind of a dressy stylish event. Like Kate’s black pantsuit look with a great necklace probably would have worked really well here.

      • Jan90067 says:

        You have to have a sense of style, of what’s appropriate, to do that. Kate has neither. This dress sticks out like a sore thumb; it’s way to dressy/formal for this event.

        Also, this dress was originally worn with that diamanté belt (that she wore with that white gown with the fur bolero for her wedding dinner). This color lilac *needs* a “cool tone” belt, *not* gold tone. It clashes, as do her ambery/quartzy earrings.

        Chica NEVER has the ability to coordinate her accessories. It either clashes or is too matchy-matchy and thematic.

    • Harper says:

      Burger King was definitely going for Steve Jobs Innovator Hipster. The night was about him creating a legacy for himself and he wanted some separation from being a Royal Stiff. William actually thinks EgoShot is going to be responsible for saving the planet so he is aligning himself with Jobs because he thinks he is now just as influential on the world stage.

    • GRUEY says:

      I was wondering about a ball gown! Is this a ball gown event??

  14. Pao says:

    They look incredibly mismatched

  15. Monica says:

    I think they look fine. I wish I could just smile and nod at their cosplay without thinking of the reasons for it.

  16. fluffy_bunny says:

    They aren’t getting American tourism from me. I was looking at cruises for next summer and was having a hard time finding a specific itinerary that fit our time frame. I did find one that worked that left from England so that was a no go. I couldn’t find any others that worked with my schedule so I’m going in a totally different direction.

  17. Aurora says:

    She borrowed Meghan’s hairstyle.

    • MerryGirl says:

      Also borrowed her living room décor with plants and throw pillows, borrowed her long coats and wide trousers, borrowed her handbags and delicate necklaces….Jeez this KopyKate.

  18. Sofia says:

    They do look like they got dressed for 2 different events. Although the guests in general looked like they dressed for different events so maybe nobody knew what to wear lol. I think Kate looks fine, good actually. Yes it’s a simple dress but I think those work better for her, look and personality wise rather than something uber glamorous like that gold dress (which was a good dress in itself but not a good dress *on* Kate. Won’t go into all that again lol). She’s got better gowns (I can think of some that would have worked “better”) but still a good choice.

    William should have just stuck to a regular tux. The black turtleneck does not work for him. But points for trying something new I guess. I think Earthshot in general is a good idea and it definitely has a good PR push for it (William did a whole multi part documentary and even wrote a foreword). I just hope the winners get their solutions scaled up and implemented by the governments and corporations. That bit is important.

    And going to the US seems like the next logical step. They’ll trash the US and Americans but want their dollars and attention. I can see them combine it with a US tour. I can also see some politicians get involved since it’ll be midterms next year and climate will play a part.

  19. mariahlee says:

    He tried and he failed with that look. Kate’s dress is pretty, but the belt gives it a senior prom vibe (and she’s clearly not 18 anymore). She just looks so fragile overall.

    I noticed Meghan’s former PS, Amy Pickerall, in a few shots and apparently she’s been leading Earthshot programming since Jan 2020. That would explain the competence around the endeavor. Glad it was ostensibly a success if only for all the time and effort ordinary people put into it, though it still seems kinda irrelevant beyond the UK. The operating costs must be astounding. Maintaining funding levels is going to be difficult, so the US makes sense.

    • Harper says:

      I saw on Twitter that Jason Knauf was the first one standing there to greet the Burger King and Nothing Burger as they walked up to the event last night. Jason has never left Burger King’s side and I highly doubt he will be leaving the country at the end of the year to follow his spouse’s new job overseas.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Senior prom or third bridesmaid from the left. I don’t think either belt, old or new, is a good addition to the dress.

  20. Watson says:

    Felonious Gru from despicable me vibes

  21. Roserose says:

    Kaiser, I love you, right, but please never mention the word “moose knuckle” in connection with William ever again. Pretty please?

  22. Snuffles says:

    Willy does look like a villain in that get up. It doesn’t suit him at all.

    As for trying to turn this into his Invictus. Good luck with that. I used to work for an independent film organization that tried to compete with the Independent Spirit Awards. One year we decided to throw our own awards show. Spent a FUCK TON of money on it. We had it on the beach in Santa Monica and actually got a handful of celebrities to come out but it was a total bust. They tried to charge for tickets to come to cover the cost of throwing it and almost no one bought it any. It was so bad, they desperately called all of the employees to come at the last minute and bring our friends just to make the tent look full. The food was banging though!

    Long story short. The awards never gained any traction. It barely got any press outside the usual industry rags. We completely embarrassed ourselves. And it nearly killed our budget and they ended up laying off people because they couldn’t afford to pay for all of the staff. All because someone got a be in their bonnet and wanted to compete with a bigger, established award show.

    That’s how I see this Earthshot awards. I’m not against the general concept. But it’s nothing new. Other countries, especially America already have similar, very well established, and well respected environmental prizes. And they don’t waste money on a big awards show spectacle to stroke the ego of a useless, jealous prince. I’ll be shocked if this gains any traction outside the UK. It has barely gained any traction inside of it.

    • CindyP says:

      All he needs is a pipe & glass of port

    • L4Frimaire says:

      I can understand having this awards ceremony to kick this off, but to me this Earthshot prize seems kind of like a palace luncheon, conference room sort of event or on YouTube. I don’t get the point of a splashy event. Forgot r example, they could have organized it as something at the upcoming climate summit in Scotland where they could network and have it as part of the featured events. Treating it like some social big event seems like having it for the sake of having it and contradicts the goal of it. Also why do it in different places every year? Oscars take place in LA, Tony’s take place in NY, Nobel prize handed out in Oslo.

      • MerryGirl says:

        “Also why do it in different places every year? Oscars take place in LA, Tony’s take place in NY, Nobel prize handed out in Oslo.”
        WHY?? because my brother has Invictus Games in different countries every year, that’s why. What this bald-headed nincompoop doesn’t understand is that Invictus has participants from several major countries competing and therefore can move the games around like the Olympics, not to mention countries actually bid to host the games as opposed to Baldy inserting himself uninvited in countries outside his realm.

    • Nyro says:

      ITA. And it’s only downhill from here. This was a big splashy awards show from the FFK and FFQC, yet they couldn’t pull in the big relevant celebrities known to do climate change activism. And on tip of that, it was right there in London yet it seems to have gotten only a fraction of the coverage that the sixth-in-line and his wife got for their NYC trip. Harry and Meghan, all the way over in America, were getting coverage in the UK that included live feeds and breaking news all day. They’re barely talking about Earthflop.

  23. Noki says:

    If they have the Earthshot event in LA and invite Harry he probably will go to support. H doesnt seem to have a petty bone in his body.However they probably wont want Megan ‘stealing ‘their bland thunder.

    • Pao says:

      I want that earthshot mess out of the US all together

      • LMR says:

        Perhaps right beforee the US stop of this award next year, there will be worldwide confirmation that Prince Hard Boiled Egg is the royal racist.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Noki: It’s probably going to be in Washington DC so the Cambridges can pay a visit on the Bidens.

      • Polo says:

        Yup I said before that they will tie it with a US mini tour so they can visit the White House or try to see the Obamas..anything to see them as relevant…too bad most of their “fans” hate the Biden’s.

      • Truthiness says:

        Our Irish president doesn’t get all starstruck and googly eyed with British royalty like the previous guy did. And his family won’t be stepping over each other to try to get pictures. But can’t they keep their dog and pony circus home in the UK? Being American is a negative trait to them, I want their sorry hypocritical asses to stay over there.

  24. Amy Bee says:

    I thought the same thing last night, Earthshot is William’s Invictus Games. Not sure it’s going to have the same impact. From the few comments I’ve seen about the event, people are saying that it’s greenwashing and that the prize money is too small to make any real difference. My problem with last night’s event was that it was all performative and two of the winners were governments- Costa Rica and Milan. I don’t think this money should have gone to entities that have the money or at least access to money but no political will. As for the outfits, William looked terrible and Kate’s belt was new. According to the bloggers anything not seen before is not a repeat so using their own logic (I don’t agree with that), Kate did not follow Earthshot’s rules.

    • Snuffles says:

      They probably spent more money on the awards show than the actual prize.

    • Nana says:

      So costarican here and while we do have the political will we don’t really have the money. The pandemic hit hard, specially turisim that is a big part of the economy. They were sitting next to the awesome cristiana figueres who was instrumental to the Paris accords. As much as I dislike these two I am glad we got the money.

      • Lindsay says:

        That’s good to know, Nana. Congrats on the win, and I hope the prize money really hopes and maybe brings in more funding. Great work and kudos to Costa Rica!

    • notasugarhere says:

      Guests were asked not to wear anything new, so Kate had to run out and get a new sparkly belt. Waiting to see how much she dropped on it, as she has some belts in the 1500-2000 range.

  25. Lkay says:

    He looks like a wannabe Bond villain.

  26. Anwahets says:

    I think these two are in greater trouble than they think. I checked UK trending topics and William’s name came on top for a few minutes two times, hours apart, I clicked on it and most of the posts had little to no engagement or maybe I blocked all their fans? It just seemed to me to be bot activity that could not be sustained? Your greatest project and interest could not be sustained for even 24 hours?

    Even with the British press hyping this up, it barely made a ripple worldwide? To drive out the moneymakers Harry and Meghan and be left with these two, I am convinced it will get worse for them if they don’t hold up their end of the bargain and provide the rota with something newsworthy.

    The problem I see with William and Kate is they want an Invictus style project without doing the work. They clearly have no passion for climate change or early years and it’s clear to see. The biggest mistake the royal family and courtiers did was to coddle these two. While they hid, Harry was sent to represent the monarchy around the world and learning and building connections, something William should have been doing himself and now they’re trying to fast track these embiggening projects to no avail.

    • L84Tea says:

      That’s exactly what happened. Harry learned the king role while William got to sit back and drink in pubs with friends and go on lots of vacations. Now they’re having to play catch up for over a decade’s worth of learning. And it shows.

    • Sofia says:

      +1 I have said before that the Windsors really should have never coddled William (and later Kate). I understand there was a need to treat William sensitively because of Diana but they could have started him of “slow” i.e have him do International Relations at university or something similar so he would at least have some academic background for being King. Then have him do the “easy” engagements like opening museums and hospital wings and then scaled him up to the bigger projects. Same with Kate. Start her off with the easy engagements and then have her scale up too.

      Instead they let them laze around for years and let Harry do the work of setting up organisations, meeting with new people etc etc and it shows. Perhaps if they had a few projects under their belt by 2018, they wouldn’t have felt so threatened by Meghan.

  27. L84Tea says:

    William looks like a magician. It’s awful. As for Kate, I always loved that dress, so nice choice, but yeah, while I was hoping she’d avoid any cosplaying, she just had to go there. She totally borrowed that hairstyle, from the deep side part down to the left-swept waves, from Meghan. I can’t unsee it.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Agree 100%. Meghan’s hair looks lovely with that dress even if the dress was a bit much for the event. William, omg he looks like what happens when a Bond villain retires to Vegas and throws a party for his creepy friends. As for coming here to the US. Hahaha. We should throw a tea party in the Potomac to show our feelings on that! I will keep my uncouth American dollars supporting charities not connected to an outdated racist institution thank you VERY MUCH.

      • Amy Too says:

        Bond villain throwing Vegas party for creepy friends or like he’d be very comfortable at an Epstein party. Sort of douchey tech bro hangs out with Epstein and prince Andrew “for the funding and connections.”

  28. Aurora says:

    Kate is graceless in motion. She walks like a trucker.

    • Lady Esther says:

      I completely agree. She clunk, clunk, clunks along like she’s wearing wellies no matter the occasion, and has terrible posture. Whyyyyy wasn’t poise included in her “princess lessons”?

  29. The Duchess says:

    They look mismatched because they don’t live together, nor communicate with each other before events. They just turn up, see each other, tolerate each other and then leave without each other.

  30. Southern Fried says:

    Kate as usual is meh. Willy is ridiculous. They seem to barely tolerate each other. Prizes to two governments…

  31. ModeratelyWealthy says:

    Everyone: How hard is it to just look your wife in the eyes and hold still for two seconds so we can actually take a good picture for a change?

    Prince William: Pretty. Damm. Hard.

  32. TheOriginalMia says:

    I said Bond villain last night, but he’s Gru. Lol. Kate looks overdressed, but it’s a nice dress.

  33. Ginger says:

    I think William looked ridiculous. He definitely looked like a super villain. So, if this next awards ceremony will be held in the US, how will the Cambridge’s get there? They said no guests could fly in. Will they take a boat? We all know they will take a private plane. Plus, we all know at Kate’s next engagement she will wear a brand new outfit that costs thousands of dollars. They made the rules very strict for this awards ceremony and it makes them look like major hypocrites.

    • Sofia says:

      My guess is that they’ll do a US tour around the same time and that’ll be their justification for going in person.

    • SarahCS says:

      Hasn’t Boris signed off on a ton of £££ for a new boat to be used to rep the UK around the world? Not sure these two would survive that long in such close proximity but it could a double whammy of FFK going by boat and Boris having the justification for the spending (while raising our taxes to compensate for some of the under-funding for the health service for all these years).

  34. Maria says:

    Bad brows. BAD brows.

  35. MellyMel says:

    Not only are they dressed for two separate events, they’re in two different seasons! Kate in spring and William giving fall/winter/Holiday party vibes. Could they not coordinate even a little? Also the desperation to want to come to the US. They think we like them as much as H&M and that’s just not the case.

  36. MsIam says:

    I like this dress much better than the glittery overkill one. At least you can see Kate in it. But I guess both the Copybridges want to be Meghan, since William stole her turtleneck and Kate her hair. And were there ANY articles about how warm William must have been wearing velvet and a turtleneck when others are going sleeveless? Oh my.

  37. ABritGuest says:

    I knew Kate would recycle a dress. Was hoping it would be that green McQueen but this works. She looks fantastic- I love her hair. It’s type of sleek look that would have made that Bond girl look less matronly than that fairy godmother from Shrek hairdo. Don’t think I’ve seen her hair like that before so yeah think it’s inspired by the US duchess who’s done the side part with waves very successfully including most recently at the Vax live show. Kate seems to be quite the Meghan fan.

    Points to Will for trying a different look but with the dark polo he looked like a Bond villain.

    It’s a shame barely seeing coverage of the winners & their ideas when that should be the whole point. I’m surprised it only got 2 front pages for the biggliest prize ever.

    Not surprised it’s in the US next- for people who allegedly hated Meghan for being American (not cos of being mixed race) the royal family sure love US attention and have aimed this prize at the American market & PR etc. Why not a country in the queen’s beloved commonwealth? I remember the days when looking to the US market was a bad thing as the press said it’s British taxpayers who pay for the royal family.

    But remember that times article said they didn’t want Harry to move where he may have US press attention so this is the firm staking what they see as their turf. Plus Harry’s second Invictus was in the US& him& Meghan certainly seem to inspire KP.

    If you see Charles post on Earth shot he was incredibly shady ha ha. He was basically like the environment is a new interest to Bill & look at my orgs/projects knowing it takes trillions to solve climate crisis not Bill’s mere millions lol. their war is definitely on. I wonder if Charles is gonna try make it over to California before this Earth shot thing.

    • Becks1 says:

      I noticed that about Charles’ IG post as well – that it was kind of shady. It basically read to me like “well he’s late to the party but better late than never, look what I’m doing for the environment.”

      Seems like someone was paying attention to all William’s comments about being the first to stick his head above the parapet etc.

  38. Yvette says:

    If Meghan is so “common, thirsty, and irrelevant, why does Kate continue to imitate her?

  39. Amelia says:

    No Kaiser, she’s not channeling SMOG. She’s channeling WISTERIA!!
    (Cough Wisteria sisters cough)

  40. Lizzie says:

    If they hold the next event in the US they should prepare for journalists to call out every helicopter ride and all the gas guzzling that the British media cover up. Why not have it in another UK country?
    Thank you all for Gru comments, too funny and spot on.

  41. twoz says:

    Item on tonight’s news.
    Peter Mitchell (news anchor): “Kate recycled a dress…”
    Me: “Yeah, probably with half a mil worth of new jewellery. Half a million in POUNDS.’ (i.e. roughly double in AUD.)
    Also, what’s that line down the left side of her face? Bad botox?

  42. Beach Dreams says:

    He looks like a cult leader in that awful outfit and she looks like a random woman impersonating Kate Middleton. I think that she’s never going to look quite like herself again…she’s done too much to her face now.

  43. lari says:

    On the floor laughing at Moose Knuckle and Wicket. Read it to the husband and he asked which one was which.

  44. Krystina says:

    I’m loving the jacket Ed Sheeran is wearing in that one pic!

  45. Merricat says:

    I am sure that Cambridge fans must be so worried about how hot William feels in his velvet and turtleneck, compared to his wife.

  46. Likeyoucare says:

    That ugly hairdo kate wore at the james bond premier,
    She did copy meghan
    7 years too late 😂https://youtu.be/t1HGo_hVTuQ

  47. Shawna says:

    “I want to sneak in sausage curls without anyone noticing. Make it more like Meghan’s!

  48. one of the Marys says:

    Yes William looked ridiculous. How very sad is their body language. I wish Kate would get out, take her settlement and live a better life. But she looked relaxed smiling away at him as he almost completely ignored her. I guess this is his way of rebelling against the directive to stay married.

    • goofpuff says:

      Kate’s not going to allow them to force her out until she gets the prize “Princess of Wales” and “Queen Consort”. Though I’m sure if the Royal Family really wanted to, they could easily destroy her in the press.

    • Julia K says:

      I know I have said this too many times and sound like a broken record but here goes; no divorce. William and Kate will have a public marriage, while in private, William will have his mistress in residence. Kate will have a wing of her own with the children. Charles was burned financially when divorcing Diana; he will make sure that doesn’t happen again. Kate’s silence and cooperation will be purchased by the bestowing of titles; princess of Wales and whatever else she wants to be called.

      • notasugarhere says:

        If William paid for the Midds new home, that could be seen as a post-nup. Kate may get nothing else if she doesn’t play ball and go quietly.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      Also, she did do something surgically to her face during the summer keening in private. Here she is under drastic downlighting and she doesn’t have the dog pleating and huge under eye bags of the past. She looks “refreshed” with a mini lift, under eye bleph and full face laser.

  49. dawnchild says:

    So people were asked to not to buy new clothes for this ceremony, but isn’t that velvet blazer on William new?
    Also….what is it about Kate that with all the spending and grooming, her fashion never looks interesting or inspiring? She seems to be frozen in her own eco system that’s a weird mix of bridesmaid, prom, Hollywood B list, Diana callbacks, and jeggings and 80s secretarial for daywear thrown in. Not one thing of hers do I want to get.
    Whereas Angie can wear one oversized grey sweater falling off of the shoulder and I would love it for myself…older, greyer and much more substantial though I am.
    What is it about Kate…does she not believe in herself, so there’s a curious absence of personality coming through in her appearance?

    • L84Tea says:

      Of course not, it’s not new. He wears it every evening when he has his whiskey and smokes his pipe.

      • MsIam says:

        Why did I suddenly have an image of Fred McMurray in My Three Sons? But Fred would never be caught in velvet of course!

  50. Anwahets says:

    I will reiterate what I said in the other post. William is desperate for an Invictus style project without doing the work to build it from the ground up like Harry did and William and Kate are desperate to appeal to the US market. They can’t have it both ways. Climate change, their empty words condemning racism is not compatible with their right-wing base. They spent years working with the British press to drive out Meghan and never anticipated Harry leaving with her and free from the rota and this lacklustre awards show is not going to replace the money and access they are losing now. William and Kate will need to repay the ‘favor’ the British media did for them. They can only fawn over this couple for long before they tear them down.

    • Polo says:

      Yes to all this!!! I don’t see the rota being invited to comment on will and Kate like they did for M&H on the major morning shows. So lost revenue. At some point the Rota will get tired of all the fawning and praising esp since they are now becoming more irrelevant since will is courting other networks (something that they got mad at Harry and Meghan for) leading to more of their irrelevance. I personally think they are all staying on Wills good side because they need access for when the Queen dies/Charles ascendancy. The coverage that will get will pay most of the mortgages for the year.
      After that then it’s a whole new ballgame.

    • Anwahets says:

      I don’t know how this post ended up here. Sorry, it was meant for another place

  51. PIP says:

    I personally loved the dress as this is something I would wear in a heartbeat, for the proper occasion, but I do agree she is overdressed for the event and her look doesn’t compliment Wills whatsoever

  52. WithTheAmerican says:

    Single white female time. But the dress is gorgeous on her, she does well in flowing pleated gowns that hide how thin she is.

    William is one of those people who went from drop dead gorgeous to hideous middle aged creeper almost overnight. He looks like a university history professor who can’t get published anymore.

  53. Randi says:

    I wasn’t surprised at all to see the elegant yet “pale” reworn dress. I was expecting William to tell her to down dress so he would be the one to look colorful and distinguished. After all, this was to “his” night—he didn’t want her upstaging him.

  54. Marivic says:

    Kate is not graceful when she walks. Sort of tomboyish. Her face is obviously frozen in botox. Scary.

  55. LittlePenguin says:

    Where is her useless clutch purse? I always look for that ridiculous little thing!

  56. tamsin says:

    Shouldn’t Kate have worn something made from Nettles from Charles’s Princes Trust collection?
    That would show the royal family working together. Have they started making tuxes from bamboo yet?

  57. Case says:

    She’s wearing a spring dress and he’s wearing some weird Christmas villain outfit. Is this commentary on climate change? LOL.

  58. candy says:

    I never really cared for this dress. The color is drab and that gold belt doesn’t work at all. The original white belt looked medical so I don’t know. I think silver would have worked. The styling did come together with the grecian hair. I like her more sophisticated grown up look these days, but I do agree she’s had work done. The thicker eyebrow looks good imo.

    As for the event I watched the two of them walk up together to the photocall and they looked like absolute strangers. Kate plays her role and she plays it well, but behind closed doors I believe the marriage is over.

    • MarqueeMoon says:

      I do think she’s looking a lot better , she looks like a Disney princess, ( Belle from beauty and the beast ) not my cup of tea, but would definitely appeal to her fan base, anyway so much better and William is actually trying to smile!! , ( a low bar but wow he looks happy and almost like a different person! He also “tried” with the green velvet
      They both seem like people that jealousy bring out their competitive streak and their best???
      Before Meghan and Harry resurfaced with events they were both just sadly and apathetically jaw clenching their way through events

  59. Qatar2 says:

    What in the actual leprechaun fuck is he wearing? He looks ridiculous.

  60. Lila says:

    I’m shocked she didn’t wear blue. I totally pictured her wanting to cosplay earth (with William wearing the green). He does look kind of Bond-villainy, but it works for him.

  61. Nyro says:

    Gotta agree with everybody about them looking like they’re going to two totally different events. No way in hell were the on the same page and under the same roof when they got ready. He looks like a professor going to the faculty Christmas party and she looks like she’s going to an evening garden wedding. 😂

  62. Merricat says:

    He takes every opportunity to avoid looking at her.

  63. Well Wisher says:

    Kate Middleton looked beautiful in that dress. The simplicity and cut was superb.

  64. Meh says:

    Her – Meh.
    Him – Dafuq?

  65. bitchyarchitect says:

    hes totally morphing into Dr. Evil

  66. SpankyB says:

    It looks like Kate and Bill were at two different events. Both by the way they were dressed and by their expressions. Bill looked disappointed, as he always does. Kate looked like she was having a good time. I begrudgingly checked out the Fail photos and I was surprised at how confident Kate seemed. Good for her, about time she grew into her role.

  67. Bean says:

    The difference in their looks is very, very jarring.

  68. Kathryn says:

    I love Kate’s dress, it’s giving me Fortuny vibes. Her husband looks like he stepped out of the 1960s, not really in a good way

  69. Rapunzel says:

    Y’all this dress is Gaia the Earth Goddess from Captain Planet realness. It’s seriously Gaia cosplay. Look it up.

  70. Robin Samuels says:

    Who would Harry and Meghan be hiding from? The only one I know hiding is Andrew. Their projects don’t require massive visibility. They are not in competition with the British Royals, they left that life behind. It’s hard for some to understand that. It’s not the American way. Philanthropists, humanitarians , etc do awesome things without being on the front page. The Obamas do just fine.william referred to Meghan as a bloody American and Meghan did not make Kate cry. We haven’t and won’t forget that. Excessive visibility is what the trolls and British media want so they can complain about privacy. We must allow them to handle their business .

  71. Margaret says:

    Two alien ships passing in the night, searching for the sussexes, kate for harry, william for meghan.

  72. teecee says:

    The design of the dress is fine but lilac is a tough color to pull off and she does not have the complexion for it.

    (Neither do I, to my great sorrow.)

  73. Theothermia says:


  74. Likeyoucare says:

    I wish for the best for these two clowns.
    I hope one day they experience what they did to Harry and Meghan and learned their lesson.
    Hope you two will be misserable for 4 years and then learn to be kind to others.

  75. Queen Anne says:

    William’s pants are always too short. I don’t understand why that is. Kate is still playing with her hair after all these years. She needs to stop. It looks ridiculous. And I am tired of her towering over almost absolutely everyone she meets. At this point, I find it rude. She is already tall and wearing 4+ inch heels makes her taller than the people she meets. Again, it looks ridiculous. Wear lower heels and meet people at their height. It really does reek of ruling over them.

  76. jferber says:

    He never holds her hand. Just when you think he is, it’s his own hand he’s holding. Narcissism, yes, but I almost feel sorry for her for the complete disdain he holds her in. They really should never have married. But I wonder if there is any woman he could consistently respect. His go-to feelings seem to be disdain and incandescent rage. Not very emotionally healthy. I wouldn’t be Kate for the world.

  77. Theothermia says:

    It looks like a white dress that was put in a washing machine with dark colours lol.

  78. Tessa says:

    I have this feeling that next time they will bring George and he will dress in a lookalike velvet outfit. I really can see this happening.

  79. Imogene says:

    Has anyone been following the DeuxMoi stories where someone keeps on insisting Kate and William were “full on snogging” (first of all, ew.) behind the scenes of Earthshot (or whatever the hell its called). They also said Kate had her best friend there AND Rose Hanbury backstage with her and they were all drinking champagne. This has to be a plant, right? So bizarre.

    • Throwaway says:

      Yes! I’ve been combing these comments to see if anyone else saw. I don’t know if I believe it. The way it was written seemed too forceful. I don’t think they’d let anyone see that, and all the stuff about Rose is def unbelievable.

    • Marivic says:

      If Rose was really in that event it explains why William was ignoring eye contact with Kate (as if he doesn’t do this all the time with her). It only shows, if his other woman was really around, that all his respect for his wife Kate is gone. She’s his convenient doormat. Kate herself has no self-respect. And she can’t expect respect from her subjects and all the people of the world if she allows her husband to disrespect and disparage her in such a public event. She’s a cockroach.

    • Nic919 says:

      Deux Moi has planted stories and this is definitely one. The Trinny person they mention is 18 years older than Kate and wouldn’t be a classmate. Same with Rose who is 2 years younger and went to a different school. Besides there is no way Rose would be there and no one from the media commented on it.

      And most importantly their body language is so awkward and they are not good enough actors to pretend they hate each other in public but snog in private.

      That post is Jason trying to pretend his bosses aren’t an estranged couple living separate lives.

  80. Katebush says:

    I don’t mind wills look here and least he made an effort to do something different.
    Kates look is boring and I usually like most of what she wears. I really hate the narrative that they are recycling when they wear something twice.

  81. Maria says:

    While I didn’t like the coat, I thought she looked very pretty at the Kew Gardens event the other day. Here, not as much. As Kaiser says, the dress is solid, but her face looks like she just woke up- and I’m sorry, the BROWS. Good in theory, bad in execution.
    EDIT: This was a reply to a comment now gone, so I don’t mean to harp on the brows, lol.