Duchess Kate looked ‘different’ this week because she dyed her hair darker

Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge made her first public appearance of 2022, and it was her first event since her silly piano recital about five/six weeks ago. A lot of people were talking about how she looked “different,” but I thought she just looked… well-rested. She looked like someone who gets eight hours of sleep every night and has ample time for self-care because she doesn’t have anything else to do. I mean, chica gets away with disappearing for five weeks at a time. Last summer, she disappeared for more than two months. This is not a woman who lives a #GrindLife. But apparently there was a reason why so many people felt she looked “different.” Kate got a darker dye job to go along with her Meghan copykeening.

The Duchess of Cambridge debuted a new, more ‘serious’ look for her first engagement of 2022, a beauty expert has explained. Kate, 40, joined Prince William, 39, at the Foundling Museum in London yesterday, as they returned to in-person royal duties following a few weeks off over the festive season. The mother-of-three, who has been patron of the museum since 2019, complimented her clothing choice of wide-leg black trousers, black polo neck jumper and a long-line navy coat, with a darker hair colour and toned-down makeup to create an overall ‘professional’ look, in contrast to the ‘Christmas glamour’ of recent months.

While her makeup in the weeks leading up to Christmas was characterised by a bronzed glow and dewy skin, yesterday Kate enhanced her natural English rose complexion with just a touch of pink on the cheeks and a slick of lipstick.

Speaking to FEMAIL, Laura Kay, makeup expert and founder of Laura Kay London, added that she has swapped her richer, chestnut autumn locks for a single darker brown shade that reflects the sombre mood at the start of the year.

‘To kick off the New Year Kate has emerged with a completely toned-down appearance,’ Laura said. ‘Her make-up is clean and fresh with a natural pink lip. Her matt foundation is quite powdery which contrasts against her new hair which is a dark brown block colour. Her new hair colour looks very grown up and serious in comparison to her recent richer tones, but the soft waves make her look youthful. Kate’s overall look is quite striking even though separate elements seem more reserved than we have seen lately. The powdered foundation might be to hide the appearance of dark circles under her eyes. The only heavy part of Kate’s look is the application of eye make-up.

‘Kate’s choices might be down to the daytime occasion as she may want to appear professional and natural looking – not too drastic or ‘overdone’ for the meeting. Kate is wearing a face mask in some photos which could also be the reasoning behind her make-up choices as she doesn’t want too much transfer or smudging to occur.’

[From The Daily Mail]

This too is an annual tradition, just like the end-of-year “promises to be keen in the new year.” Every January or February, someone writes about how Kate has a new look and wow, isn’t it professional, we can tell by her dye job and eye makeup that she’s really going to work this year. For what it’s worth, I do think Kate looks better with darker hair. At her piano recital, her extensions looked so cheap and her hair was just too light in general. It reminded me very much of Lily Collins’s hair in Emily in Paris, and in EiP, they even joked about how Emily was accidentally using a dog shampoo. That’s what Kate’s hair looked like in December – like she accidentally used a dog shampoo and she had a very shiny “coat.”

PS… The jazz hands are contagious!! William and Kate go to these events and decide to go Full Mime.

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  1. OriginalLaLa says:

    It’s not just the hair colour, the face looks different, almost like some enhancements were done that weren’t just her usually filler/botox combo

    • mae says:

      I thought the same but I can’t put my finger on it!

    • Merricat says:

      The most pathetic thing about Kate is that surface beauty exists for a finite space and time, and at some point, it won’t matter what cosmetic procedures she has done–but she’ll keep trying, because surface beauty is all she ever gave space to in her life. Before she even has a chance to be queen consort, those procedures will grow useless, and then she’ll start looking like Jocelyn Wildenstein.

      • Ania says:

        It’s her lack of work, purpose and achievements in life – most of us no longer care for the superficial perfection because we have life experience and usually a lot more interesting things going on to pay so much time to our looks. I take care of myself, love to look good but it is no longer the sole source of my confidence/worth – but Kate has nothing else than looks and she will hold onto them for dear life. And it’s a battle nobody can win.

    • SarahCS says:

      There was a pic in the story yesterday and it gave me major flashbacks to how she looked around their engagement. When she still looked more regular human.

    • Kilfanora says:

      Please can someone explain the lumpy look around her face?

      • BeanieBean says:


      • RoyalAssassin says:

        She’s had fillers; at Xmas she was gaunt looking. The lumps and creases and puffiness all combined, dead giveaway

      • The Hench says:

        It would appear that Keen’s aesthetician is as talented as their PR people. Those lumps at the bottom of her face are ridiculous. She should have access to the very best – this is not that. The bottom half of her face is becoming literally distorted.

      • JanetDR says:

        It’s pretty dramatic! It’s like her face has cellulite or lipomas.

      • Therese says:

        Kilfanora: thank you, my thoughts exactly. I have been noticing how gaunt her face looked lately, but especially with double jowls, and now double jowls with little potatoe puffiness everywhere, and I was just thinking, please someone tell her not to get fillers with those double jowls…..it would be disastrous.

      • Leah says:

        She has like four overlapping layers of skin on her cheeks…I’ve never seen anything like it…very strange looking…

  2. Eurydice says:

    There are the jazz hands – I was missing them yesterday. In these photos she really is “Full-on Meghan.”

    • damejudi says:

      W&K press release:

      “We do jazz hands because we care.”

      • Nick G says:

        You know how little children pick up everything from their parents? If I ever see George or Charlotte with the jazz hands in years to come, I will fall on the floor laughing

    • RoyalAssassin says:

      Jazz hands AND the “freeze pose,” PLUS the Meganised hair, and fillers, which are so obvious after her gaunt look at her pointless Xmas bash. WHAT A PATHETIC LAME DUCK

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      They remind me of Ricky Bobby — “I’m not sure what to do with my hands”

  3. A says:

    Center parts just do not work for her or her face. Ever.

    • MsIam says:

      I definitely ages her and drags her face down. I can’t wear a center part either, lol.

    • kelleybelle says:

      Nope, not only is she copying Meghan’s coat/pants/turtleneck style, she’s copying her hairstyle too. #lame

      • RoyalAssassin says:

        beyond lame…fillers, tan, darker hair straightened, LOST THE WIGLETS!, popped collar pants…WTAF?!!!

    • mtec says:

      Seriously, she’s gotta be trolling us right? The monotone outfit, the poppled collar, the middle part in her hair… It’s clear she spends time just studying every detail of everything Meghan does.

      • Jais says:

        I’ve honestly been wondering if she’s purposely trolling for a while. Obv, she looks to Meghan for style inspiration and has a habit of doing that to other women, but it’s so blatant that it feels like trolling for attention. Like she wants more clicks and knows she will enrage her haters every time she copies Meghan. So voila more clicks and more engagement from both her racist stans and everyone else clicking and being like hold up copy keen is at it again. IMO she is a profoundly petty person and enjoys that she can get praise in the papers for doing something or wearing something that got Meghan criticism. There’s a revelry in the supremacism, a jubilee you might say.

      • mtec says:

        “IMO she is a profoundly petty person and enjoys that she can get praise in the papers for doing something or wearing something that got Meghan criticism. There’s a revelry in the supremacism”

        Omg I think you nailed it. That’s so messed up!

      • Anne says:

        She’s on a Meghan Copy Spree this week — there are photos this morning from a “surprise visit” to [insert charity that won’t see them for another 4 years] and the Single White Female vibes are off the charts: Monochrome outfit in different shades of beige/brown/camel separates, complete with turtleneck, long skirt, and suede heeled boots. All she needs is a hat and the outfit would have been almost an exact copy of Meghan at her first church walk where she wore all beige/brown/camel with suede heeled boots. I’ve never seen her wear this color before. Keen needs to work on her stalking skillz.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Anne – omg, this is such an obvious copy. And once again, W&K show up empty handed.

  4. Lauren Too says:

    She also got a bit of botox. Her face looks a bit different.

  5. flying fish says:

    I agree, darker hair looks better on Kate.
    Omg, I missed the flip collar and the part in the middle of head, in yesterday’s pictures.
    Copy cat!

  6. Becks1 says:

    There is definitely something different – maybe just the darker hair, maybe the makeup (although I did howl at the line about trying to cover up undereye circles). I can’t figure it out, but she def looks different.

    • Chloe says:

      This hair looks better than the one she had for her birthday photoshoot extravaganza. Anyway, its concerning to me that this grown woman has no style of her own and always copies either her mother in law or her sister in law. Can she at least make it less obvious?

  7. HandforthParish says:

    It’s giving me strong Mary of Denmark vibes.

  8. Courtney says:

    I think she looks great here. Really flattering hair color and blue coat combo. William just looks like an absolute ahole as usual. Ugh.

    • Tessa says:

      She looks drab and she’s still the same person inside (that rolled her eyes at the mention of Meghan).

      • Courtney says:

        For sure. Definitely not impressed with her character. Just commenting on the hair since that’s what the post is about.

      • RoyalAssassin says:

        Oh please: all she did was lose the wiglets, darken it, and change the fall of it…oh wait, yeah, so it’s like Meghans. She’s a wannabe. Trousers?! Since when? And the popped collar? Unbelievable how empty and hollow and useless this lump is.

    • MsIam says:

      Yes, she copies Meghan well doesn’t she. *eyeroll* And I guess the “no wearing black for royals except for funerals” rule is officially out the window now.

      • BeanieBeanb says:

        That’s the part that gets me, all the crap Meghan got for wearing black but when Princess Perfect Never-Puts-A-Foot-Wrong wears black, it’s chic or businesslike or whatever glowing adjective they want to ascribe.

    • girl_ninja says:

      Great? Really? I just see a hateful, racist woman who can’t be bothered to be kind to her sister-in-law with a lumpy face.

      • Courtney says:

        Again, in RESPONSE TO THE TOPIC OF THE POST, I like the hair. Regardless of her character, objectively the hair looks great to me. BUT AGAIN, yes, she was a crap person to Meghan.

    • Wendy says:

      @Courtney – I think she looks great here too, it is an outfit I would wear and I love the color of the coat.
      Having said that — It seems if you can’t say something negative , don’t say anything at all! Is that the general rule ?

      • swirlmamad says:

        For some of us (many of us?), Kate has behaved so abominably that it is impossible to be “objective” and comment favorably on something superficial like her hair/fashion when she has done absolutely nothing of substance to warrant that credit. She gets enough smoke blown up her butt from the British media that I simply cannot stomach giving her any further praise. Also, I know for myself that I’ve grown to dislike her so much after having my eyes opened to her true persona that I literally can’t bring myself to have any positive feelings towards her. So I got nothin’.

      • Becks1 says:

        I mean, as I like to say, she’s a garbage person. When she looks nice I’ll say it, but it doesn’t mean she’s not garbage.

        Here though it’s such an obvious copying that I can’t even think she looks nice. It’s just pathetic.

      • Jais says:

        Yesterday, I very positively said I like the color of this coat. I stand by that. I also like her hair better here. I stand by that too. I also stand by all the negative things that have been said about the blatant copying. Kate literally bug toasts a man that gave evidence to the DM against Meghan and then thinks it’s all cool to copy Meghan’s style. That’s just not classy, imo.

  9. Harla says:

    By looks of the Cambridge’s team following them out of the building, KP’s diversity percentage is 0.

    • The Hench says:

      What I loved was all the people in the building making a hasty exit down the other side of the steps whilst W&K were standing there. They looked like they couldn’t get away fast enough.

    • TeamAwesome says:

      I think that’s why they didn’t release those numbers.

    • girl_ninja says:

      Hopefully no POC will be subject that trash.

  10. Sofia says:

    Yeah she definitely looks different but I like it. I think this is a good look for her. I hope she sticks at it.

    • mtec says:

      All she did was copy Megan’s look for the WTC event last year. Even the details like doing a middle part and popping her coat collar.

  11. Krista says:

    What struck me was the touching….his back, his arm, just like a certain touchy couple we all know and love (I love how H and M are constantly checking in with their touches!). Even Wills reached out a few times. It looked kind of performative, but hey, maybe it was genuine?

    • Tessa says:

      When H amd M do this they are “breaking protocol.” I think W and K are playing to the cameras.

    • Chloe says:

      @Krista: lol. Not only is William worried about the affair rumours. He’s even more concerned that so many people believe it and can actually see him cheat. That is what you get when your relationship looks stale.

    • Harper says:

      Remember this is their first public appearance since #princewilliamaffair blew up the internet after Christmas. That hashtag trended for a long time and it included some pretty tawdry tea. I also Just saw on twitter a minute ago that they are doing yet another joint engagement today at some hospital. There is some big-time damage control going on here.

      • Chloe says:

        @harper: i find it weird that all of a sudden these 2 seem to be tagging along to each other’s engagements. Was it always like this, or has this only been a thing since meghan arrived on the scene?

      • MsIam says:

        I wonder if she wore a camel colored outfit to that one?

      • Becks1 says:

        @chloe, I can’t really remember to be honest. They did a lot of joint events, but I also think that Kate did a lot by herself. I think part of the issue now is that their overall numbers are SO low (like Kate’s numbers last year I think were lower than even years when she was on mat leave) that they tag along to each other’s events to increase them any way they can.

      • Becks1 says:

        @MsIAm, are you joking?

        Because she totally did. I’m assuming you already saw the pictures?

      • Jan90067 says:

        I just went to look for the pic. She is definitely SWF Meghan again: choosing a monochrome outfit

        “Look everyone how THRIFTY I am! It’s all for a cost of about £300 for my SEPARATES! A *REPEAT* COAT, ONLY COSTING £350 I’M *RECYCLING*!!! I’M SOOOOOO THRIFTY!!! (Of course, I won’t tell you how much my new suede boots cost! wink wink!).

      • JT says:

        @Harper good point about the affair rumors. They are laying it on thick to prove a point but for nothing really. If he wasn’t so damn afraid of criticism he would see that many people didn’t care if he was cheating. Most people believed the rumors but it all boiled down to all of the Windsors cheat. I think people were more upset about how he was trying to bury the affair by feeding lies about Meghan to the press and starting a smear campaign against her. That’s what really got people angry.

      • L84Tea says:

        @Becks1, I just saw the pictures. She is shameless!! LOL

      • MsIam says:

        Seriously? Did she really wear camel? Because I was just joking. I figured that would be up next on the “All Meghan, all the time” playlist. Lol.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yes, she did. Head to toe 🤣🤣🤣 I just assumed you had seen the pictures and were being sarcastic/snarky about it. But you definitely called it!! Hilarious.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I had wondered here awhile back when Kate would copy the brown and camel outfit Meghan had worn because it was inevitable. I saw those pictures and voilà, here it is, even down to the turtleneck. Lol, better late than never!

  12. Digital Unicorn says:

    Everything is different and copies Meghan. Hair, clothes, makeup etc..

    Also, she has always mirrored William – that fake posh accent that makes our ears bleed is her copying him and his speech patterns. Listen to him speak and then her, you can hear it. From what i can recall William has always used his hands when speaking to some degree, she is mirroring him and then taken it to a new level.

  13. Bethany+Karger says:

    I think she looks drab. And why does her face look “lumpy” like cottage cheese? I’m not knowledgeable about cosmetic procedures. Is this appearance typical?

    • Tessa says:

      She needs a good hair trim.

    • kelleybelle says:

      She has also never had a “dewy” complexion either. Her skin is dry and prematurely wrinkled. She smokes, drinks and runs too much. I’d still put her at 52 at least.

      • Debbie says:

        It’s really fascinating but William is just months younger than Kate but Kate looks much older than he does. I know he hasn’t spent a lifetime working hard (which can age you faster) but neither has Kate frankly.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The press isn’t photoshopping her as much. They’re still giving her a fake complexion but they aren’t disappearing/smoothing out the jowls.

  14. Jen says:

    Wait, are they really just miming out there?!?

  15. Beach Dreams says:

    I don’t think she looked well-rested at all, especially in footage of her and William indoors. In fact, it struck me that for doing nothing for the past month, she looked oddly weary.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Same. She looks exhausted & you can tell the person speaking to the DM is dancing around it. She contrasts Kate’s appearance here to her “bronzed glow and dewy skin” at Christmas & she specifically mentions trying to cover up the dark circles under her eyes. William looks haggard, too.

      • The+Duchess says:

        William constantly looks ill and a bit yellow (as if he’s had a heavy night of drinking before). As for Kate, she’s just one dry ball of stress. They ain’t fooling anybody!

    • Ginger says:

      She definitely looks tired to me. She had bags under her eyes.

      • FeedMeChips says:

        Can’t imagine why. I just had a c section, yet I’ve still out worked her. Must be nice!

    • The Hench says:

      Never eating properly will make her exhausted and destroy her skin. Not to mention that the lack of fat will make her drawn and haggard as well. She must be permanently tired and cold from lack of proper nourishment.

  16. LeonsMomma says:

    For what’s it worth, the darker hair looks better. But think it was a distraction from the fact she had work done on her face — she is so puffy! (Thought if it was a distraction, why do one that brings attention to her face and the work done? Why wear a turtleneck, which directs focus to the face?) WHy all these questions before my coffee has kicked in?

    • Whoelse says:

      I was going to say the same thing! What has she done to her face?! I hope it just hasn’t settled yet, because if it stays like this she’s aged herself prematurely. Her cheeks are too large, she has visible jowls, and her skin is somehow both puffy and rough at the same time? This is a 40 year old, she’s looking more like her mother’s junior sister. If she had a shorter haircut she’d look even older.

    • Yinyang says:

      Yes, the royals are known to do this, colour their hair or get it styled differently to distract from the work they had done. That way everyone is pointing to something else entirely.

      Charles had work done too at some point. I remember as a child thinking he was really unattractive and people would caricature him a long nose and big ears those things are not so evident anymore.

  17. Thelma says:

    Prince William is really not aging well at all. Every time we talk about Kate it is superficial. I wish she would do something substantive that we could talk about. That’s all I got.

    • Tessa says:

      To her being “substantive” means making an event planned and performed by other people, all about HER. LIke her chord playing.

  18. Red Weather Tiger says:

    Wow, Incandescent Bill was really animated in that video! I was expecting him to do “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” next!

    Also, she’s holding her mouth differently. I think there have been some changes to her teeth.

    • Chaine says:

      ITA. The way she is twisting up her lips, I think she got some veneers and she is not used to them yet.

      • First+comment says:

        Definitely….that’s why she didn’t offer us those ‘maniacs ‘ laughs during the visit…. she was rather ‘demure ‘…..😄

  19. Jen says:

    “Natural English rose complexion” no dog whistles here.

    • adri3nne says:

      That line jumped out at me as well. Like wow they’re just open with the racism now, they’re not even trying to hide it.

  20. Julia K says:

    Good look for her. Like the more relaxed clothing choice, the coordinating his and hers blue works as well. Someone has been giving them good advice. I agree about the midline hair part; should be off center for her.

  21. matthew says:

    I think she discovered the center part trend you guys

  22. Ariel says:

    It is like the organizations know their competence level- show them a big, colorful pie chart. They can nod at it and do jazz hands. It will be good for our organization.
    I mean, not like if Meghan came, did actual work, a project and a fundraiser, but hey, we can’t be rude to the “future king and queen”.

  23. Over it says:

    Kate would only look youthful if these pictures were taken 25 years ago. This crazy copycat looks old. Way older than 40. And enough with the English rose nonsense. This anorexic Thorne is nothing but a dried up looking bush.

  24. WHAT says:

    People are missing the point of what the talking points in her birthday articles meant. How you go from impersonating jecca, to Diana, to the queen, to now Meghan. You’re forty STILL pretending to be other women. The creepy part is to somewhat show your personality even if your copying someone. But Kate copies a woman to the teeth. Her voice is a copy of Diana, her clothes and hair, jewelry Megan, shoes Meghan down to the exact pair Meghan wore, at least Zara wore a different color of the aquazarra shoes to Kate’s Carol service. It’s mental and sad and she’s right to get called out on it when the Cambridges benefited and still does to this day

    • Tessa says:

      If Kate thinks she sounds like Diana, it’s a big insult to Diana. Diana had very clear speech and worked on it. Diana also wore her hair better, it was shorter but very stylish. And Kate really looks bad in red, Even Diana when she was barely out of her teens had better speech than Kate does now (at age 40).

    • Yinyang says:

      What really bothers me is how she makes a mess of everything. Like she doesn’t care one flying f about what the media put out about the people around her, she throws her hands and says not my problem. Then tries to benefit from it. She is like a hurricane causing destruction where ever she goes. Like I’m probably alone on this but I don’t believe the rose rumours. I think they started because the media have nothing and they love messiness like they did with Meghan. I think rose was nice enough to introduce Kate into the aristocratic circles, show her her lifestyle, introduce her kids and family. Than those rumours start and Kate’s out of there no explanation or nothing. What an embarrassment and a slap in the face to rose. Why would Kate do that because she is jealous and petty and think these rumours would win her media support. What a humiliating way for a woman to act. Like a teenager instead of a mom if three. I’m sorry but unless Kate addresses it I won’t believe it. I’m sick of the presses made up stories being her mouthpiece. You want me to believe you than sit down and lay it out the way Meghan did.

      • Harper says:

        @yinyang Rose’s brother seemingly confirmed the affair in a short article when he said it started with Rose and William just getting together for dinner while Kate was away. That sentence was only allowed online for a few hours then the story was quickly edited to take that bit of info out. I actually read the first version of the article online and thought it was some hot hot tea at the time. Tom Sykes, another royal journalist, said he usually requires two to three sources before reporting and even he says that he had good enough sources to believe the affair was real.

      • The Hench says:

        Harper is right – and beyond the brother there are other multiple sources, both in the turnip toff set and the media – that confirm the affair. Not least that Scottish journalist on Twitter a few weeks ago who openly tweeted the affair had happened with that “Rose lassie”, triggering the whole affair trending and that the super injunction on blocking reporting on it didn’t apply in Scotland. You don’t pull that kind of very public risk with royal lawyers unless you are sure of your ground.

        I can also personally say that I know a friend of Rose’s confirmed the affair but that won’t stand for much on an anonymous website!

      • Feeshalori says:

        Oh, Hench, you do like to tease us with your tantalizing hints! Please feel free to spill some more!

      • swirlmamad says:

        @The Hench, but it definitely stands for a lot here with us! Ooh la la!!!

  25. Rapunzel says:

    She’s even trying to capture Meghan’s expressions!

  26. Noki says:

    I have noticed that Harry also does the jazz hands. Maybe its a family trait and Kate who has no identity also took it upon herself to do it.

  27. Léna says:

    Really, darker? I think it looks lighter, so strange

  28. rawiya says:

    Doesn’t Rose have dark brown hair, too? Yeah. I’m going there.

  29. equality says:

    It’s funny in the video how the other people go racing out around them as soon as they can.

  30. atorontogal says:

    How f’n sad these people are. From Chuck to Will and his wife, I cringe every time I look at pics of them. They are an old antiquated useless family clinging to a life that once was. I have no idea why the taxpayers don’t say “enough already” and make them as redundant as they truly are.

  31. tamsin says:

    Describing the hair colour as ” very grown up” – what is the commentator trying to say? The description ” …her new hair colour looks very grown up…” strikes me as very odd. In fact, the whole thing comes across as a bit patronizing, infantilizing, under the guise of embiggening. It’s a nothing article to describe quite a bit of nothing.

    • Jais says:

      I’m so used to the way they write about Kate that I didn’t even think about it. But you’re right, calling darker hair “very grown up” is silly. But I mean that’s Kate, silly girl trying to finally be a grown up at age 40. Sigh. They also called the darker hair a more serious look. So brown is serious and lighter is not. Lol ok got it.

    • Gubbinal says:

      “Very grown up” is what one says to a 10 year old who is acting as if they are 12 or 14.

    • NotSoSocialB says:

      Omg, seriously. She’s 40 and they are saying she looks “grown up?” How very embarrassing.

  32. Justplainme says:

    Average looking, basic. IDK, too me she looks the same day in and day out with maybe a slightly darker shade of hair.

  33. Mrs. Smith says:

    Zooming in on the pics, Kate’s face looks unnaturally smooth and wrinkle free (which we know it isn’t). So she got a top-off on the Botox, maybe a dab of filler and wore heavier makeup. Or the pics were photoshopped. But I like the overall copykeen look of the coat/trousers/turtleneck.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      They left the mask pimple in, which is weird, if photoshopped.

      Her face does look filled, overall I like her new look much better than her sister wife look, but she needs a make up refresh from the 2000s.

  34. @poppedbubble says:

    So cliche. Dark hair is “serious,” lighter hair is “playful.” Oh. Thanks for explaining because I wouldn’t have been able to tell the event type otherwise.

  35. Suezyqh says:

    In addition to the darker, more flattering color, she moved her part. The center part can be attributed to how her face appears to be different. Personally, I lothe a center part. If your face isn’t symmetrical it can make everything look “off”.

    • Couch potatp says:

      Yeah! Keens face is far from symmetrical. It’s very visible around the eyes. One looks lower than the other.

  36. Anare says:

    The jazz hands omg. Looks like they are talking in ASL. Keen looks nice in these photos. Wow. Can’t believe I just said that but here we are.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      they’re obviously signaling to space re very serious issues. All praise the space speakers.

  37. Ina says:

    How pathetic that her seriousness can only be attributed to her hair color and nothing else. Then again, she has nothing else……

  38. Powermoonchrystal says:

    I am not a hater, but the dark hair does not make her look younger. I do think some nice highlights help illuminate her face. I like the dress combo, but I find it funny when fashion bloggers try to give her credit for being so good at this when she very obviously changed her style game when Meghan came along. It’s like no one can deny she stepped it up only in that sense, but the friendly outlets won’t even mention the coincidence 🙂 She does play the royal game well because she is giving their target audience what they want, a doll they can project anything on. It’s not an existence I would like, except for the not having to worry about money part.

  39. swirlmamad says:

    It’s often observed how in sync Harry and Meghan are because they’re, well, actually CONNECTED to each other. Someone told these two to try to emulate that, and here we are. Thing 1 and Thing 2, Jazz Hands Edition.

  40. Amy Bee says:

    Ok but when is the press going to start talking about Kate wearing clothes/outfits that were deemed unroyal, not classy and/or broke protocol when Meghan wore them?

  41. Justplainme says:

    What always stands out to me is they don’t really show up to do something. I think Anne and the rest of the rf show up at an event, be it the opening of a hospital or store or to hand out trophy’s at a horse show, but an event is usually taking place. These two show up for basically a red carpet walk from car to door then a few staged interactions – with jazz hands and guffawing laughs so show they interacted. But it’s Unless there is a sporting event for them to enjoy there is nothing done, it’s all just a performance. Is this what the crisis managers came up with?

  42. TheOriginalMia says:

    I totally missed their joint appearance. Correction. I remember the post about William tagging along, but didn’t bother to go beyond that. She truly tried to look like Meghan from the center part to the darker hair to the trouser and coat. That’s just creepy. As for this article attempting to give her gravitas through Ms. Clariol. Bwahahaha. She’s just lazy and uninspiring. Perfect FFQ for Salty Island.

  43. candy says:

    TBH Kate is the reason I don’t want to get botox. You can clearly see the lumps and injection locations on some of the less edited photos. And that’s with access to the best of the best.

  44. Riah says:

    On her left cheek, there’s what looks like a scar. I can’t tell if it’s an indentation from fillers, but it isn’t a scar. It’s some sort of crease.

    • kelleybelle says:

      The jowls/folds of skin around the mouth are the result of years of smoking and mostly running. She has runner’s face.

      • Debbie says:

        Is Pippa a runner too because I’ve notice that she also has those bracket-like folds around her mouth and jowls. I just thought it was a family trait, but it did “hit” them while relatively “young.”

  45. blujfly says:

    Does anyone remember years back when she showed up with a center part and very gray hair? By now, her hair must be even more gray. I think there’s a simple reason for why she appears every January with it dyed darker. She dyes it a single color in January with a conditioning treatment to try to avoid overprocessing it, and over the course of the year, especially from May through November, she wrecks it with swimming and sunning and tanning. She doesn’t protect it whenever they go on vacation or during the summer and seeing as they were in Jordan in October no wonder she went with highlights to show off her “bronzed skin”. We know they spent summer at the pool in Amnar and take vacations we have no knowledge of – just look at Charlotte’s sun-bleached hair.

  46. girl_ninja says:

    Harry and Meghan really set the standard in just being a natural, loving couple who respect each other immensely. Willsh**t and KKKate can try and mimic and mime H&M all they want but they are so outmatched that its not even funny. No amount of Botox, fillers, hair dye, Meghan styled center parts or Meghan style fashion stylings will make any difference.

  47. Oh my Gawd, the turtleneck, the wide-legged jeans, the coat…next she’s going to hold her hair in a bun at the back of her head. the copying is too blatant. I’m embarrassed for her.

  48. BeanieBean says:

    That pre-Christmas ‘bronze glow’ was due to their Jordanian vacation; paler skin now isn’t a make-up choice, it’s just a few weeks spent in ol’ Blighty. Gotta say, I enjoyed the references to her ‘heavy’ eye makeup & dark under-eye circles.

  49. Nan says:

    Oooh, big time Copy-Kate … her whole styling is Meghan, colors, everything.

  50. jayne says:

    Love that coat. I think it works well with her colouring.

  51. Jaded says:

    Mutton dressed as lamb. No amount of photoshopping can cover up the fact that years of sun tanning, smoking, over-exercising and under-eating have taken their toll. Her face looks like it’s melting.

  52. Redheadwriter says:

    I’m a hand talker. Even on zoom or on the phone when no one can see me. Some people just use their hands a lot.

    Just an observation.

    That said, Kate is totally SWF every woman of substance in her life.

    • Sid says:

      Kate was never really a hand talker until Meghan, who IS a hand talker, came along. I suspect Kate’s people told her to start using her hands more to make it seem like she is engaged with whomever she’s around during engagements. But of course when you are faking it, it often ends up looking…fake.

  53. Justplainme says:

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Be very flattered Meghan.

    • WHAT says:

      There’s no flattery given for someone getting praised for doing nothing. So if you do all the work but you don’t get promoted will you be flattered when you attend that persons promotion? This is the outrage that Kate gets praise for doing nothing. This woman can’t say a speech, can’t perform live in front of a crowd, can’t give noone good feedback on her early childhood center yet spent ten years listening, so what have you learned? Why do you have nothing of substantial influence after twenty years of being in the royal family so the only thing you have is to copy other women and they’re supposed to be flattered and not say anything? Not happening in ’22

    • Charm says:

      You and many others misunderstand that essential nature of that proverb.
      First of all, it says in its entirety:
      “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.”

      And while on its surface, it can appear to be a form of compliment by the mediocre person to the great person she is trying to become, at its core, its driven by jealousy and envy and even hatred.
      M doesnt need to be flattered by someone who envies and is jealous of her because we’ve all seen how that said person, along with her puppet masters, tried to eliminate M, such that the mediocre imitator wd be the only one left in the arena/under the craved spotlight.

      Unfortunately for all mediocres, decent people see right thru them and their machinations.

      • WHAT says:

        That’s the truth, even to include William is obsessed and hates any and everything Harry does. So finally copykate has her husband full attention and cooperation that after ten years they finally have something again in common that no other woman can take from Kate

  54. Lila says:

    She looks…kinda better? She looks painfully thin (I’d assume stress/unhappiness) and then like she shoved fillers or something in her face to regain the youthful roundness. Her face does look better than a month ago, but it still isn’t great. Guess she needs whatever person photoshopped the Phillip funeral photos brushing these up.

  55. Meg says:

    The video is even worse with their jazz hands! The pics are funny enough but that video I couldn’t even finish watching it screamed ‘if we move our hands enough it’ll look like we’re really engaged in this issue but really we don’t care’

  56. Pork+chops+&+Apple+sauce says:

    I believe she had a cosmedical freshen up in Q4 of 2021. Her skin has been looking a lot tighter and fresher.

  57. Gina says:

    She copies Meghan to such degree it looks frightening.

  58. Linney says:

    Once again, we have praise that makes Kate out to be a teenager headed off to college (or high school) Her hair is darker so she looks more grown up? So if she is forty, are they saying she looks fifty, LOL? Of course, the main “message” is that Kate is ready to get out there and work! I mean, the savior of the monarchy must look grown up and business-like, right? Further, she never had cheeks like that before. Not even perfectly placed bronzer below the cheekbone makes someone’s cheeks appear that round and protruding. I guess fillers provide a more “grown-up” look…

  59. MissKitten(is my cats name) says:

    I’m starting to think that almost EVERYONE that Kate has worked with (or really, worked FOR her), from the guy who painted her atrocious portrait, to the photographer who took her ghastly birthday pics, to her aesthetician giving her weird, obvious lumps in her face, to whoever decided there should be a secret (except we all found out) 2nd pianist during her “recital” etc etc are all secret subversives because there is NO WAY these accomplished professionals thought ANY of it looked good. I mean, remember her painted portrait??? He gave her wrinkles she didn’t even have at the time!!!

  60. Tangerine Tree says:

    In a locked closet somewhere in KP, there are
    coat dresses crying.

  61. windyriver says:

    Just ran across a peculiar article in Architectural Digest online – that Fort Belvedere on the Windsor estate “was recently earmarked for Prince William and Kate Middleton”. The Canadian billionaire who was living there died last year, though his family is still there. The article ends, “nothing is official yet”. The piece is dated yesterday.

    AD seems like an odd place for tabloid style leaks/PR/made up news, so I wonder what this is about.

  62. Kazzzzz says:

    My something nice: I like the coat.
    That’s all I’ve got