Duchess Kate wore red to the Forward Trust event: copykeening strikes again?

The Duchess Of Cambridge Attends The Launch Of 'Taking Action On Addiction' Campaign

The Duchess of Cambridge had an event this morning, or I guess mid-day in the UK. She made an appearance at the Forward Trust’s launch event for Taking Action on Addiction. Kate was made the royal patron of the Forward Trust by default, because they absorbed her old patronage Action on Addiction. Kate barely did one event a year with Action on Addiction, and she’s barely done anything with the Forward Trust. So here we are.

Kate rolled up to this event in a red ensemble which… I mean, CopyKeen strikes again. Sometimes I don’t actually “see” the comparisons with the Duchess of Sussex, like the “copying” is so general, it’s not really that meaningful or notable, like “oh, she’s carrying a bag in a similar style as Meghan!” Granted, I do think that Kate has a Meghan look-book and she absolutely copykeens Meghan whenever possible. It’s usually not bash-us-over-the-head obvious. But holy sh-t, Kate really threw out half her closet to make room for her Meghan-copykeening styles, huh? I’ll say this though: she looks nice. I’ve always said that she looks great in red.

Kate delivered the keynote speech at this event, it will be interesting to see if we get any video of it. She’s not good at delivering prepared remarks (or unprepared remarks), so who knows.

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  1. lanne says:

    How many words can she say without looking down? I want to see some video to see if she bothered getting any speech coaching. She can improve–she was about as bad a public speaker as I’ve ever seen. But has she improved? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Merricat says:

      My inquiring mind wants to know if Kkkate’s passion for THIS patronage is the reason (lol) so many of her OTHER patronages went belly up.

    • Becks1 says:

      KP posted a clip on IG. It’s…..not good. She looks down every line, and her hair is in her face, so its like this:

      “addiction is not a choice.”
      *looks down*
      “No one chooses to become an addict.”
      *looks down*
      “But it can happen to any one of us.”
      *looks down*
      “none of us are immune.”

      I mean, I’m not saying she has to memorize the whole speech. That’s going to be more natural for some than for others. But you would think she could at least string some of those lines together without having to check each time. And her hair was a huge distraction during the speech. She should pull it back when speaking.

      That’s as far as I got in the video, sorry everyone, lol.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks…sadly that is a VAST improvement over her “closing remarks” to poor Jill Biden

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Her hair has always been a comfort to her to fiddle with. And it hides her terrible posture.

      • Fellowbadposture says:

        Hope this is in the right place…I know numerous folks have pointed out her posture. Please consider that she might have scoliosis or an “unseen” spine or nerve disorder. As a scoliosis sufferer, there’s little we can do. Not sure if that’s her issue, but maybe don’t be harsh to judge.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Fellowbadposture I doubt that’s her issue, Eugenie had scoliosis and had surgery for it when she was younger, she even had her wedding dress designed to highlight her surgery scars and has done a lot of work with scoliosis organizations. If Kate had the same issue, she would have said so at this point.

  2. Nope says:

    That’s a beautiful color on her.

    • Merricat says:

      Yes, she’s a pretty package. Too bad there’s nothing inside.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Merricat – that’s how I feel when we discuss her outfit or looks or whatever. Yes, she looks nice, or no, I don’t like the dress. But she’s an awful person who does nothing for her charities, so at the end of the day I don’t care if she looks nice.

      • Merricat says:

        Exactly. As Gertrude Stein might put it, “There’s no there there.”

      • Marilee says:

        All style, no substance.

        And her style is so distinct. You know she’s keen copying when she doesn’t look like an 80′s secretary.

      • Seraphina says:

        I liked Kate’s look at University. She looks like the life has been sucked out of her. I never thought of her as a package because she lacks personality and that is so needed to be a total package. Well, at least in my mind.

      • Chaz says:

        Kate is an example of “all the lights are on” but no one is actually home.

      • swirlmamad says:

        @Becks and @Merricat, SAME. IDGAF anymore what she wears….she’s proven herself to be a terrible person, so everything she wears will always be meh to me.

    • Sarah says:

      @Nope I agree, she looks good and the color suits her.

  3. CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

    I love the bottom of this an absolutely *hate* the top. The long sleeves + turtleneck ruin the look of the skirt. Maybe a long sleeve with a looser neck or a black mock neck would have been better, also the waist portion looks very ill fitting.

    Shoes, bag, hair and jewelry is on point though. This is a better look for her hair. I like the wavy not sausage curls.

    • Lizzie says:

      I am never a fan of a tucked in sweater. I like the color. Her hair is okay, basically the same as it’s been for 20 years.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but that’s it, the tucked in sweater. Not a fan. And while I like red, this is just too much red. Are skirts this length normal day wear now? I have no idea.

      • Elvie says:

        @BeanieBean – yes, this skirt is EVERYWHERE in UK High Streets. I have … at least 3 … that would be day wear skirts this style and length.

      • Becks1 says:

        @BeanieBean yes skirts this length are super popular right now, even where I live in the US. I only have two bc I don’t really have any place to wear them (I live in the land of athleisure for moms lol and I’m not really going anywhere besides the local Walmart etc since I’m WFH full time currently.)

    • Miranda says:

      Yeah, her neck is too short for a turtleneck. She looks like, well, a turtle poking its head out of its shell. And in the 3rd photo, the way the top slightly billows out at the waist kinda makes it look like she has love handles. But I do like that color on her, and the skirt is beautiful in motion.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        I never realized how short her neck was and how big her shoulders were until this dress. She looks good in it, but the top is not as flattering as it could be for sure.

      • Chica says:

        Kate doesn’t have a short neck. Her neck is actually longer than avg. definitely longer than Meghan’s. It’s the fact she didn’t properly fold her turtleneck which proves she isn’t used to wearing them. She has a lot of space between the bottom of her head to her collar bone

    • Becks1 says:

      I like it (but I’m a sucker for a turtleneck) but it doesn’t look like it fits quite right. Is it a top or is this a dress? it looks like the top is sort of pulled too far down into the circle.

      • CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

        I think this might be two pieces by the way the middle is kind of crinkled up.

      • Lorelei says:

        Is it possible that it’s covertly a bodysuit? I cannot even count the number of times I’ve been shopping online and am like “oh what a nice shirt” and it turns out to be a bodysuit; they’re all over the place! But the WKW people have probably already ID’d exactly what pieces she’s wearing today, so who knows.

        I’m not a Kate apologist, but this is one situation where I don’t see the Meghan-copying at all, because Kate’s worn turtlenecks for years. Maybe there’s a time that Meghan wore one in all red (or even all one color?) that I’m not remembering? But Kate’s sweaters are one thing that she’s worn that I’ve consistently liked over the years, and she’s worn tons of turtlenecks.

      • kelleybelle says:

        @Loralei, she’s copying Meghan’s little purses. Kate never carried these before Meghan came on the scene.

      • Lemons says:

        Yeah, this is what I thought. She should be wearing the skirt slightly higher so as not to look like it is “slipping” off. It doesn’t look heavy, so I don’t know why it looks so stretched, but Kate isn’t great with proportions.

        But she is definitely taking Meghan’s simple, monochromatic style, and professional silhouettes. We’re entering the “I am a serious careerwoman” phase of the Keen Legacy.

    • Jan90067 says:

      The third pic, where her hair is behind her shoulders, and the front is kind of “curved” back…makes it look like it’s been cut to clavicle length…and OMG THAT length of hair would be stunning on her! It looks chic, professional, and, in my eyes, makes her look YEARS younger!!!


      • L84Tea says:

        I’ve been saying that for years. I would be so proud of her if she was actually brave enough to cut her hair to her shoulders. It would look so great! She claims she keeps it long because William likes it that way, but considering he doesn’t even give her the courtesy of staying faithful to her, I would chop it off just to stick it to him.

      • h-barista says:

        No can do. Hair is longer than before, following guess who. Earth goddess phase.

    • tolly says:

      It needs a giant Diana belt to separate the slightly different reds (same color but different texture/sheen?)

      • Miranda says:

        YES. A belt would do wonders for this ensemble. I think that’s the major thing that Kate is always missing with her Diana cosplay: Diana knew how to accessorize. THAT was what made her stylish. Kate is basically a sentient clothes hanger.

      • Christine says:

        I almost never have comments about fashion, it’s not my thing, but you are exactly right. She needs a belt!

    • North of Boston says:

      The proportions of the top and bottom are all wrong for her long waisted body type. And the monochromatic turtle neck just accentuates this, as it makes the distance between the waist detail and the top of the top even longer.

      With a scoop or v-neck or even a boat neck, it would be much better on her. With that and a necklace to draw your eye down/make the face, neck transition to the red less stark, it would be pretty much perfect.

    • molly says:

      The bottom is beautiful, but I wish she’d pulled up her hair. The turtle neck with the long hair is too much around her face.

  4. Dawning says:

    What is going on with her face? It looks aged. Isn’t she only 38 or 39?

    • Being married to a man that despises you will do that. That and she’s actually had to work lately.

    • hindulovegod says:

      She was (is) a smoker who spends a lot of time in the sun. Those choices catch up.

    • Lyn says:

      Dawning, I don’t understand it either. It’s like its sliding down and losing all structure. She’s only 39 too. What happened? It can’t be just aging badly can it?

      • The Duchess says:

        These pictures are the real her (and apparently she looks even worse in person). It appears Chris Jackson wasn’t on hand to do some keen photoshopping to reassure her that she’s still England’s beautiful rose. Lol!

    • Lizzie says:

      These pics aren’t from the pap who always photoshops her.

    • TabithaD says:

      She’ll be 40 in January. But I do think she looks older.
      I actually think she’d benefit from a shorter haircut – a good cut can take years off. I think it’s far too long, the ends look straggly, and it drags her face down.

    • mariahlee says:

      whatever she got on her 2 month vacay was apparently timed to produce the most optimal results for the bond premiere. it’s wearing off.

      • WithTheAmerican says:

        Right? The under eye area still looks better than it has, maybe she did a lower bleph.

        I don’t see how they’re plumping her cheeks near her nose in photoshop, but they are. Basically chris is doing age erase to her to such an extent that it’s shocking to see what she really looks like.

    • Harper says:

      She does look really tired. Less than 48 hours turn-around time from the Earthshot thingee to this. Poor CEO is really being dragged out now.

      • Jan90067 says:

        When you’re not used to working more than once every couple of weeks/months…!? This must be exHAUSTing for the poor sausage!!

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Photoshop wasn’t as heavy handed.
      Kate has looked this aged for some time and worse. Look back to her official portrait. Everyone was shocked at how she looked on the painting, but that was her and all anyone really saw was Kate airbrushes to hell and back.

    • tolly says:

      The big difference is that Chris Jackson took a day off (if he’s on paternity leave, she may need another extended vacation). No disrespect to Karwai Tang, but the absence of Photoshop in those outdoor pictures is jarring.

      • Lorelei says:

        If that’s what the difference is — purely Chris Jackson’s photoshopping — then he is really doing her a disservice. There’s such a stark difference, which should not be the case. He needs to go lighter on the Photoshop ffs!

    • Aidevee says:

      Those of you wondering what’s going on with her face; this is what a face looks like after nearly 40 years. Its not photoshopped here and I for one am feeling so relieved that she looks just like me and all the other near 40 something post-pandemic parents I know. It’s reassuring and normal!

      • Fanciful says:

        Aidevee I am 60 and don’t have a dropped face or jowls or those incredibly deep crevices with zero cosmetic work. so you are wrong. I don’t know anyone at 40 who looks like that.

        I wonder if it’s about too many fillers.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      Yep I guess she hasn’t gotten that facelift yet. Just photoshopping.

    • Lila says:

      It’s very jarring to see. They need to ease the photoshop so that her actual face isn’t such a glaring difference.

    • candy says:

      A cute bob and 20 pounds would do wonders for her. She looked 10+ years younger when she was pregnant, and shortly after. It’s being very underweight that gives her this hollow look. She was soooo tan her entire 20s, that will age you too.

  5. Eenie Googles says:

    I loooove this dress.

  6. Steph says:

    I don’t like this outfit at all. And I don’t think this red looks good on her either. I don’t know if it’s the lighting, my shit phone, or my general dislike for the color red though.

    • HeatherC says:

      I agree. I don’t know if it’s the lighting, angles or what. But this shade of red doesn’t suit her. IMO of course.

  7. TigerMcQueen says:

    I like the dress but what does that matter? I’m still focused on her being a gaslighting turd.

    “As a society, we need to start from a position of compassion and empathy, where we nurture those around us, understand what journey they have been on, and what has come before, and value and prioritise giving care and support…”

    And as a family?

    That’s some nerve posting that.

    F**k off, Keen Mandela.

    • Dawning says:

      I saw that and shook my head at the hypocrisy. Her SIL could have used a little compassion and understanding when she moved to Salty Isle.

      • aftershocks says:

        Exactly right @Dawning, et al. If the social media guy the Lames picked up from the Sussexes’ Instagram job after Sussexit, is still working at KP, then he wrote all of these posts. For sure, it’s just empty, hypocritical, copy-keening phraseology, nothing more.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Sounds like someone is borrowing on compassion in action.

    • CarrieVirginia says:

      Totally agree. She can fk right off and once she gets there, fk further back.

      • Jais says:

        Right after the Oprah interview, I was still coming up with scenarios of who went to Camilla Tominey with that story and thought maybe it wasn’t actually Kate, like the worst thing she did was not correcting the lie. But now I’m just like nah she had someone go to Tominey with that story. It was her. She started the lie. I’ve got no proof, but come on, it was her.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Jais, whether is was her or a combination of her/Will/CarolE/courtiers and so on, Kate was complicit in the story going to print. I also believe 100% that Tominey knew the story wasn’t true. Meghan said everyone knew the real story and if these royal hacks actually have insider information they would have heard about it in the 6 months before Tominey wrote the story. Tominey’s reaction when Schofield? challenged her on it was very deer in the headlights. Like Whaaaaa, I don’t know what you’re talking about, I didn’t eat the frosting off the cake even though the evidence is all around my mouth and paw prints. Meghan successfuly completed her solo cookbook project in Sept. 2018(Kate hadn’t yet after a 100 years) and that story came out what 1-2 months later. Jealousy runs amok with the Cambridges.

  8. Snuffles says:

    I don’t like the combo of the turtle neck and skirt. I don’t like turtle necks in general. I get hot just looking at them.

    • Chrissy says:

      Snuffles, I love turtlenecks and and wear them all winter long here in Canada. But this look had me wondering how cold it is in London because, looking at a full on turtleneck (not even a mock), is making me hot as well.

      • Sophie says:

        Today we had almost 20 degrees (I think around 68 degrees Fahrenheit?). This outfit is NOT weather-appropriate!

  9. Sofia says:

    I actually really love this outfit in general and on Kate. As for her speaking skills, I think one of her issues with speaking is that she’s spending mental energy and effort in trying to nail that posh accent more than the actual words. It’s not her “natural” accent hence why she mumbles (tries to hide it). I have no idea why she didn’t do elocution lessons to try and “learn” the accent. Or just speak normally. But she wants to be considered a born aristo so she continues to push that fake accent (which gets her mocked by the very people she’s trying to win over anyways).

    • Noki says:

      Her mum and sister speak just fine. Very plain ‘normal’ accent,I dont even know why she thinks this ariso accent is the bees knees.

      • Sofia says:

        According to that Catherine the Great article, Pippa doesn’t speak normally either and her accent is “more posh” than the queen’s (and they didn’t mean that in a nice way)

    • Abby says:

      I’d be so interested in hearing her natural accent. Think there’s any video of that around?

      • Lorelei says:

        @Abby there used to be one little clip that people would post when this came up — she was shopping with Pippa at some sort of flea market (posh, I’m sure, lol) or something? But it’s very short and not the best sound quality— it seemed like maybe someone took it surreptitiously with their phone — so it was hard for me to notice a difference anyway. I hope someone else has a better one because I really want to hear it too!

  10. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- If Kate had the chance to turn Meghan into a skinsuit and wear her around, she would. If only just to know what it’s like to feel adored by her husband.

  11. M says:

    That is a lot of look for daytime. Is she going on Strictly Come Dancing after? Looks like an outfit for ballroom dancing.

  12. damejudi says:

    A low bun or ponytail would have been so much better. The hair curtains do not look good-decidedly not modern.

  13. KAP says:

    I wonder if someone booed her? That look in the first picture down! She looks really nice in this dress. I envy her height. And I know many don’t like it, but I’m a fan of a fitted turtle neck and long skirt. Very sleek and chic. No ruffles or doilies. She would’ve looked great with a sleek ponytail, but not even Keen is that crazy to go there.

    Is it smoking and sun exposure that’s making her face droop? I know she has dee laugh lines, but this is weird. At rest her face droops.

    • Cessily says:

      Smoking, stress, sun exposure, drinking and hereditary all factor into it but at 39 age it should not be that evident unless one or more of these factors are on the extreme side.

      • Aidevee says:

        She looks like everyone else I know who is 39! She’s not posing for a photo, this is just her natural resting face. It’s so scary and weird how we react these days to a woman showing natural signs of ageing.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Aidevee – lol, she’s not aging naturally. She’s having regular work done.

        I’m her age and I have signs of aging, and I still think my face looks better than hers, without any work.

        But at any rate, this is the issue with the photoshopping of her – its jarring to see what she actually looks like (or semi-actually, bc I think these pictures are still touched up.)

      • Louisa says:

        Aidevee – thank you! I am 50 but my face has been “melting” for a few years now. I have never smoked and wear a hat and spf 50 most days. I hate it but I’m too scared of needles and bruising on my face to do anything about it. Anyway, there’s a lot to criticize Kate for, but this isn’t one of them.

      • Haylie says:

        Yep. But don’t tell the accounts showing up today to praise her for her “natural aging.” Kate is on banana acceleration and the stans want to prematurely age the rest of us to make Kate look better.

      • HeatherC says:

        She does herself no favors by having her photog, Christopher Jackson, photoshop her from here to Pluto and back, so when we see a picture of her actual face without the photo shop or a candid shot, it’s jarring. The fillers, Botox, etc would have been AS noticeable if she had put a stop to the over photoshopping years ago.

      • Karennotkaren says:

        @Aidevee, yes! I am built just like her, and had the same full cheeks she does. That is, until I hit 37/38 and everything in my face dropped like rocks (no smoking, but some sun). I love turtlenecks – I like to think they help hold up my droopy cheeks 😂 Imho, she looks age-appropriate.

      • Cessily says:

        I’m 55 with zero cosmetic procedures I was only going on how I looked at 39 compared to now. Everyone is different.

    • JT says:

      So now this is what 40 looks like except at the Bond premier when it was “the best Kate has ever looked.” Jennifer Garner is 49 years old, has the same access to treatments as Kate and Garner still looks younger. Beyoncé is 40 as is Natalie Portman, and Kate’s inspiration Meghan Markle. Even the the real Kate doesn’t like the natural look as she’s been photoshopping herself to hell and back for years now.

      • Haylie says:

        I resent being told by Team Aging Like A Banana that Kate is what all 40 year olds look like. Nope. Not gonna drag us down to lift Kate and her jowls up.

      • Chantal says:

        Thank you! I’ve repeatedly been told I don’t look my age. One Dr said I looked at least 10 years younger. I don’t know about that but it was nice to hear, esp since she’s younger than I am. I’ve never been one to wear lots of makeup, never smoked or did any drugs, never had any kind of work done on my face, never dyed my hair, and rarely drink, except recently as thanks to the pandemic, I’ve discovered the joys of vodka. I’m all for aging naturally and welcome it but won’t condone Kate’s catfishing. She’s a naturally pretty woman but her insistence on gaslighting the public with the excessive photoshopping guarantees criticism and remarks on how her face has shockingly aged. Her lack of work ethic and any professional accomplishments invite further scrutiny so looks and fashion are all that’s left. The red is nice and I love the skirt. I don’t like the turtleneck or the shoes.

      • kelleybelle says:

        It doesn’t help that there isn’t any light in her eyes. There hasn’t been for years. That marriage went sour some years ago.

      • Ania says:

        I often wonder if she thought she can live like that, that she can handle it but she couldn’t forsee how awful it may feel. She looks deeply unhappy. I wonder if she thought about leaving but Carole would never support her and she is really stuck.

      • Ania says:

        You know how people who went through some hard experience suddendly look 10 years older? I suspect that’s one of the reasons Kate looks old. Dealing with Bulliam and the lovely Firm must be that bad.

  14. atorontogal says:

    All the word salad in the world will not make her any more polished/professional than she is now, she’s peaked at zero. All that can be said about katykins is about her hair and clothing, nothing of sustenance.
    It’s one thing to get up in front of an audience and make a speech about your charity/patronage, it’s altogether something else to actually get involved and be part of the process.
    Oh, and did she arrive in their brand new electric car?

  15. The Duchess says:

    The turtle neck is nice, but the mismatched skirt ruins the entire look. Again, Kate never knows how to do the basics of fashion. Also, she looks very hungover and stressed.

    Is it really worth it, doll?

  16. FrodoOrOdo says:

    She’s actually wearing a good shoe. It’s a basic, yes but it’s a good shape, a nice heel height, pointed toe and not the usual mumsy, church heel she usually wears.

  17. mariahlee says:

    i love this look. i wish i had the height for long pleated skirts. funny enough, i was first inspired by meghan to purchase one when she wore a black one with a sleeveless turtleneck (and that amazing blue coat) to the hubb cookbook launch event. but yeah, red monochrome? kate def studies meghan. i’d admire her ability to pull the subtle imitations off if it wasn’t weird/creepy at best, and kind of cruel and mocking at worst.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Wear a 4″ stiletto and you, too, could wear a skirt this length.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        She’s also about 5’10, I think.

      • Dee says:

        Diana was 5’10. Around the wedding, someone reported that Kate was the same height and that stuck (the Di cosplay goes back so far). When she’s around someone of known height, it’s apparent she’s closer to 5’8″ or so.

      • Becks1 says:

        I don’t think she’s 5’10 bc I think William is only 6’2′, and she isn’t usually taller than him even in heels.

  18. L84Tea says:

    I think it’s a beautiful outfit and she looks nice in it. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, all I see now when I look at her is a complete phony. Everything about her–trying to sound more posh than she is, trying to “look” like and conjure up the same magic that her sister in law has, the constant Diana cosplaying–the woman is incapable of being herself and is nothing but a pile of putty to mold herself into a copy of whatever she thinks people want to see. She’s just so pathetic to me. A living mannequin with no brain cells.

    I need more coffee.

    • Chrissy says:

      I agree, L84Tea. This woman has no sense of self. But then Carole (aka Mrs. Bennet) raised her girls to strive for HER dream of marrying in aristocratic circles above all else. I don’t think either sister ever developed a sense of self. Kate snagging TOB made most of Carole’s dreams come true and she’s been continuing to control Kate’s every move, like a puppet master, ever since. So here we have Kate trying to co-opt the charisma and styles of Diana and Meghan, since she is a blank slate for the most part. It’s rather pathetic for an almost 40 year old in 2021. Women have come so far but in Kate mind, it’s 19th century England.

  19. MsIam says:

    The only things I see that are “Meghan-like” are the hair and the purse. And I don’t like that shade of brown/ camel of the shoes and bag with the red. Otherwise, the long frumpy skirt is all Keen. But yeah, it must be pretty pathetic to have to constantly be compared to your sister-in-law and never really shine on your own.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Interesting how we all see things differently. I think the monochrome is all Meghan (with a large dose of Diana, although she would have added a belt) & I was thinking how finally, she got the shoe & bag color right. I think these small bags are super cute, but I don’t think I could cram all my daily essentials into one.

  20. J ferber says:

    Which look of Meghan’s is she copying? I don’t remember it on her, but I’m sure she looked better than Kate.

    • Becks1 says:

      It’s really similar to this look from the Together launch (I guess a big coat would have been too obvious)


      And Meghan obviously loves a monochromatic look and we’ve seen her in these types of outfits before .

    • Jan90067 says:

      Meghan wore a brown/camel colored turtle neck and satin skirt to one of their last charity visits on the “You Could’ve Had A Bad Bitch” tour


      She also wore this stunning blue Givenchy sweater/ pleated skirt in New Zealand (one of her best looks; amazing color on her!!)


    • KAP says:

      It’s not a specific look. It’s as was said above, it’s a lot of inspirations of things that Meghan wore. For instance, before Meghan, Kate wore coat dresses or dresses with lace, ruffles or lace. And you know she would’ve worn a clutch as opposed to this little handle bag. Her shoes have gotten sleeker as well. Like I said in my post, I will get alarmed when I start seeing a ponytail.

    • aftershocks says:

      @jferber and @Msiam, Meghan wore tone-on-tone dark navy with a turtleneck during her first day in NYC a few weeks ago. Then we get Cain/ TOB wearing a tone-on-tone look, complete with a turtleneck. Now Keen Khate in all-over red with a turtleneck. Remember: Meg wore a gorgeous dark orangey red tone-on-tone jacket with matching wide-legged pants, in Harlem.

      I’m not even thinking about the pleated skirt. But for sure, Meg has worn a lot of pleated skirts before Keen ever did (the maroon pleated skirt with matching leather biker jacket at Invictus in 2017; sleeveless dk green, navy & white patterned pleated skirt dress at a wedding in August 2018; black pleated dress in Morocco with white blazer in Feb 2019; white pleated skirt with blue-black design at Wimby in 2019).

      Pleated skirts have been a Meghan signature well before being donned by Khate. But once again, I’m not even including the pleated look in the cosplaying I see in this instance. I mean whatever! Khate will continue cosplaying Meghan, and everyone else she desires to style-copy.

  21. Becks1 says:

    Red looks nice on her, that shade of brown goes nicely with it, its fine. She looks fine. There’s a definite Meghan influence here in particular and in general – when was the last coatdress we saw?!?!?

    Poor sausage has to work twice in one week. I hope she has a vacation scheduled.

  22. Scorpion says:

    Mumbulus Mumbletonia 🤭🙃

  23. Amy Bee says:

    Kate looks OK. But as Kaiser said she definitely has a Meghan lookbook. I saw a tweet from a Kate stan thr other day lamenting that she missed the coat dresses and another stan replied that it was because of Meghan Kate feels she can’t wear them anymore. I thought that was hilarious but I think there’s a kernel of truth in there. Meghan made Kate look dowdy and old fashioned and she feels that she had to change her wardrobe because of Meghan. As for her speech, I saw a clip. She’s improved but she lacks passion and conviction . Her speeches are middle of road and at this point she doesn’t say anything that will grab the headlines. Maybe that’s what KP wants but I think she can say more and can be a bit more radical. In her speech today she should have called for a change in the way addicts are treated in the justice system.

    • L84Tea says:

      The Kate stans are an inch away from fully admitting Kate SWF’s Meghans looks. They dance around it, but lately they are very close to full on admitting it out loud. It’s kind of hilarious.

    • ABritGuest says:

      She definitely does. I don’t think this is a look she would have done before Meghan so thanks to Meghan for seeing more modern looks. I like it but don’t think that red is great on her.

      I think Kate or her team study Meghan’s speeches too. I know it’s not really original language but given their history not hard to believe it’s Meghan inspired. Meghan did a talk maybe with the 19th in 2020 where she talked about reporting starting from a place of compassion & empathy.

      • Watson says:

        Can’t wait until Kate slips up and uses entire excerpts of Meghan’s speeches like Melania did with Michelle Obama. HAHAHA. :D BE BEST!

    • aftershocks says:

      @Amy Bee said:
      ” I think she can say more and can be a bit more radical.”

      ^^ @AmyBee, how in the world would Kate ever be radical and on point about these very real, very serious issues!? It just ain’t part of who she is. This is all performative, puffery p.r.

      Kate is not going to change. She had 10 years of dating her cheating FFK to decide to course correct and actually do something with her life. She didn’t. After marrying her lazy, useless prince, Kate had at least 7 years before Meg was married in and fully on the scene, to reassess, get some real public speaking training, and figure out a way to truly be dynamic and purposeful in playing a meaningful royal role. But no.

      Over those seven years, Kate had babies (the only commendable accomplishment). She otherwise lazed around selfishly enjoying the royal perks without a generous thought in her head for actually helping her patronages. Plus, she preened in public with both Wales bros flanking her, while making goo-goo eyes at Harry, and piggybacking with Will on Harry’s mental health initiatives.

      Kate is as lazy as Will, so nothing substantive has happened from her in the public sphere, and nothing real that’s solely her idea and work effort will ever happen. W&K will just continue having staff come up with cosplaying ideas, and get some top names to sign on for performative p.r., while they both do the minimum publicly, and zip behind-the-scenes.

  24. Noki says:

    Generally speaking Meghan and Kate are both high profile women attending a slew of events constantly there are bound to be simillar hair styles and outfits from time to time.

    • MsIam says:

      When is the last time you saw Meghan wear a coat dress? If ever? The similarities all seem to go in one direction, at least to me.

    • Maria says:

      “Attending a slew of events constantly” is a bit generous for Kate, which is why her clothing is worthy of notice, lol.

    • goofpuff says:

      They can be high profile and have different styles.

      Kate’s style has changed quite dramatically since Meghan showed up. Previously she preferred more “old-fashioned” kind of looks. Very lacy, flowery, flowy long dresses. She loves buttons and those Peter Pan collars. She dressed like how Diana dressed in the 80′s. And she loves her coat dresses that kind of reminds you of how the Queen dresses. She also really liked military inspired coats. She never wore pants to any engagements except for when she wore her skinny jeans for sporty events.

      Contrast that to how she dresses now.

    • aftershocks says:

      @Noki said:
      “Generally speaking Meghan and Kate are both high profile women attending a slew of events constantly there are bound to be simillar hair styles and outfits from time to time.”

      ^^ Uh, nah @Noki. You are being way too generous toward Katie Keen. But yeah, your softening view is exactly what the FF Keens are hoping to provoke in American royal observers and in Sussex supporters, even after all the dirty smearing and gaslighting they have perpetuated against M&H.

      Kate & Will are both utterly shameful and shameless in their behavior.

    • aftershocks says:

      Duplicate post

  25. Eulalia says:

    That outfit does not photograph well from afar. The idea (thanks Meghan!) was good but the execution was completely off. If you’re going to do a turtleneck, don’t wear a maxi skirt with it lest it look a little sisterwife – it would have looked amazing if the skirt was fitted and slightly shorter. As always, Kate manages to just miss the mark.

    • MsIam says:

      I think that’s why I don’t care for this. It still has that middle aged matron look that Kate is known for.

  26. MMadison says:

    Wait….Did she already dump “Climate Conscious Kate”…. I just can’t with these people

  27. ML says:

    In my humble opinion, Kate looks better in blue-based reds. I personally think this orange-based red is a bit too harsh on her, and the fact that she looks like her bellybutton is jutting out in her waistband completely irritates me.

  28. Charfromdarock says:

    Too bad she doesn’t cosplay Meghan’s work ethic.

  29. Mel says:

    Love the dress.

  30. Harla says:

    I just knew that when she re-wore a gown on Sunday night that a shopping trip for new clothes was in her plans. These people 🙄🙄

  31. Osty says:

    I guess she didn’t do well in her so called speech that’s why they didn’t post a video of it

  32. jbyrdku says:

    As someone who looks a little rough herself this morning, Kate is looking ROUGH in those photos. In the face.

  33. Rapunzel says:

    Posted this yesterday, but will post it again: Kate was doing Gaia the Earth Goddess from Captain Planet cosplay at Earthshoy thing. Google it. She’s got a flowing lilac chiffon gown. I don’t think it’s coincidence.

    My point in repeating this? Kate doesn’t know how to not copy– I seriously think she doesn’t know or has forgotten her own style. Meghan, TQ, Diana, Jecca, Joan Collins in Dynasty (Phil’s funeral), all are fair game.

    I’m amazed a nearly 40 year old woman is doing this. I don’t even think it’s about SWFing Meghan as much as it about Kate having no identity.

  34. Just Me says:

    A Walking Red Licorice Stick!

  35. Jen says:

    You’re really seeing lately how much they photoshop her “candid” pictures lately. There have been several where she looks more natural, but much less impressive than usual. I’m not implying there is anything wrong with aging, but in the past she’s been photoshopped to have this look of perfection and glowing skin when she really just doesn’t.

  36. Polo says:

    Again the coat dresses have completely disappeared. That’s all she ever wore while Meghan was still in the UK. Where’s the daily mail to itemize all her new outfits inspired by Meghan. 🙄

  37. Ameerah says:

    She does look good in red. It’s a shame she doesn’t have an aesthetic of her own and has to cosplay someone else’s.

  38. HK9 says:

    Black shoes & purse please. You can’t wear “nude” with everything-stop it.

  39. Feeshalori says:

    Here for the fashion. A black blazer and black shoes would have broken up the red licorice look.

  40. Watson says:

    Whoa. The contrast btwn photoshopped and non photoshopped kate are extremely jarring. She is a good looking woman who has definitely not taken care of her skin over the years and the Botox has not improved the effects of sunning and smoking.

    • snow black says:

      jarring is the exact word for it. and you’re right it’s fine, but that she’s photoshopped so heavily to uphold this impossible standard of perfection is.. maddening.

  41. Kit says:

    What has happened to Kates face.!!! Sorry de outfit is too much, bag too small for her height and not mad about that particular shade of red , needs to be broken up a bit, it even would look better if she had worn a coat , belt or something Zara have nice ones ….. on a less shallow note what 40 year old woman in de public eye continues to copy her SNL, l know l find this every strange, very, its everything from Hair, Dress to sitting rooms, she isn’t even embarrassed by it all , surely someone might mention it to her !!!

  42. Lulu says:

    I have to disagree with you. This outfit doesn’t suit her at all. Yes the color is nice but the proportions are weird on her body especially the turtleneck omg. Her inner mean and jealous personality has really etched itself on her face. Seeing it in the sunlight without photoshop is shocking. Karma is a bitch.

  43. Lala11_7 says:

    Meghan wore the HELL outta her fly AF red dress…and that red dress Kate is wearing is wearing the HELL OUT OF KATE! That shade of red is jarring…the turtleneck is doing her NO favors…when you’re wearing a color as bright as that…nude shoes are a BIG NO…there is a reason Meghan opted for a sleek minimalist hairstyle when she wore her bright red dress…At this point of the game…I feel that whomever is dressing Kate has a HUGE grudge against her

  44. Margaret says:

    All the work she had done, over the summer, has disappeared. She looks haggard in that first photo. Is kate a heavy drinker?. Just wondering. Insomnia?. What can make a woman fall apart so quickly?. Nothing classy here.

  45. candy says:

    I think this outfit would have look awesome with a classic white button-up, maybe with the sleeves rolled up and the collar popped. Those shoes are my favorite pair out of all her shoes.

    The hair is just…too much. I’m not against long hair but when she has these speaking engagements it ends up as a huge distraction. She insists on wearing it forward, the minute she’s greeting someone she’s futzing with it moving it back and then forward again. Then when she’s speaking it’s in the way.

  46. Queen Anne says:

    Again, she just towers above everyone in the room. At this point, I find it inconsiderate. Where a slimmer cut, shorter skirt and lower heels and meet people more at their level. Don’t look down on them to meet them.

    • candy says:

      Yeah, I think it’s weird too. I am a tall person, so I get it, I’m almost always taller than the people I meet. But I would not wear 4 inch heels to a work event. It was weird when she was meeting Jill Biden and those kids, like scale it back for something like that no?

      Kate’s obsession is to look as slim as possible, I think her mom really messed her up on that front.

    • thick.as.thieves says:

      I don’t think it’s inconsiderate for Kate to wear high heels. Those people are expected to bow to her when she meets them, that is what’s inconsiderate, imo.

  47. Stephie says:

    Copying or not, she always looks stunning. And red does look good on her!

    • Haylie says:

      Sure, Jan. Sure.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      LOL. A woman who always looks “stunning” when she has her favorite photographer editing the shit out of her photos. Every now and then we see the truth behind the mask (like today).

    • lulubrown says:

      Okay, now that’s a stretch stunning where? she looks exactly like her mother, and it’s nothing stunning about Ma Middleton. Kate’s pictures are heavily photoshopped, but I guess her regular guy is not there today to lend a handle.

  48. Juniper says:

    I’ve noticed she’s gone extra on the volume extensions this week.

  49. kelleybelle says:

    My she is looking jowly, oh my. Laying off the incessant running and giving up the smokes would help greatly. Yes, she often looks good, but I don’t call 1980s and 1970s secretary looks “stunning.” And again she has copied Meghan on the little purse.

  50. Marivic says:

    I think Kate’s kiss-assers have forgotten to photoshop her in these pics. She’s obviously Jurassic. She’s only 39 but her jowls are sagging and her skin is old and terrible. Her red dress doesn’t look good on her skin. Makes her more hard-looking like a man.

  51. Theothermia says:

    I don’t think people with such a pale complexion look good in Elmo red, personally. I think she looks best in blues.

  52. February-Pisces says:

    Kate is very long bodied and polo necks only elongate her torso, even more so when she’s wearing one bold colour and full length skirt. It might not be noticeable in real life, but is in pictures. I think a v-neck version should have suited her frame better. But I don’t hate the outfit.

  53. Dee Kay says:

    Is it against royal rules to hire a stylist? Who can style royal family members not only for big events but for small and medium-sized ones? Maybe the BRF thinks hiring a stylist would be gauche? Like they have maids and valets who help select their clothes but not actual stylists? B/c let me tell you, a good stylist would have cleaned up this outfit in two seconds. Switch out the shoes for black ones. Then either switch out the top OR the skirt and replace with something form-fitting and black. Then put the hair up in a sleek pony or a lose bun at the nape. Then, accessorize. Necklace and belt. Voilà!! Done!!!!!!!! So. Easy. But no one’s doing the really simple job of making this woman look good.

  54. Lela says:

    Why does one side of Kate’s face in that photo looks like its collapsing ? She doesn’t look well.

  55. Tessa says:

    Another over the top red gown when she talks about a “cause.”

  56. Lexistential says:

    She looks so lifeless and unhappy, even with that vibrant red.

    And wow, the lack of Photoshop is a major difference.

  57. Linney says:

    The un-photoshopped photos are shocking. Everyone ages and no one looks the same at nearly 40 as they did at university during the “stalking years.” However, I don’t know too many people Kate’s age who have the bags and jowls she has. I can’t believe how old and haggard she looks. A bit surprising since she spends so much time on herself. And her horse-blanket hair is a terrible distraction. Cut it or pull it back and stop using it as a curtain! I’m a bit tired of the press and their constant “glossy locks,” “famous English rose complexion,” comments. If that’s an English rose complexion, I’ll think I’ll stay on this side of the pond.

  58. swirlmamad says:

    Head over to one of the Meghan bashing sites and report back on the “scandalous” and below-the-belt comments you’ll find over there.

  59. Agreatreckoning says:

    @smirlmamad, I’m guessing you saw the same thing I did that Kale posted. My response would have been and how many times have you posted defending the completely insane things posted about Meghan anywhere? I notice patterns. Kale was trying to make it sound like everyone here was saying the same thing, when it was only a few posts out of over 150. The same thing happened on the George ‘acutely aware’ and a few other posts over the last month (longer actually). A few people say something and next thing you know is someone chiming in that CB is a terrible site and revising the history of the whole thread..as if most people can’t read. I do question the intentions of the few that say extreme things and then someone comes along and says everyone on the thread is terrible. Seems very planned.imo At least here you have commenters saying something nice about Kate (as hard as that might be).