Duchess Kate wore Roland Mouret to the ‘Top Gun’ premiere: sleek or boring?

The big royal premiere of Top Gun: Maverick happened last night in London and it was pretty interesting! This post is just for the royal photos. Unlike last fall’s No Time to Keen premiere, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the only royals at the premiere. It was said that William was interested in the movie because he flies planes and helicopters or something? I don’t know why they even gave that as a reason, William is (nominally) the president of BAFTA, that’s reason enough for him to attend the splashiest London premieres. And Kate had to be his plus-one, otherwise no one would care (sad but true).

As for Kate, she wore a slinky black-and-white Roland Mouret dress. The more I look at it, the more I actually like it? I don’t know what kind of “give” that fabric has, but it was tailored perfectly on her very slender body. My first thought was that this dress is a throwback to the iconic dress worn by Julia Roberts in Mystic Pizza. Other people associated it with Brenda and Kelly’s prom dresses on 90210. So, some dated style references, for sure. Still, it’s a good dress. She also wore Robinson Pelham diamond “star” earrings which… I’m not sure they’re right with the dress. Her hair is fine. Remember, she’s doing her hair like that nowadays because she’s copying Meghan it’s an instant “facelift.” Meanwhile, this whole look does feel very, um, Meg-esque.

People were making a big deal about how Tom Cruise helped Kate up the steps all while William barely even looked over at her. I think it was a combination of things – William rarely helps her with that kind of stuff, and Tom likely offered his hand to her as soon as they approached the steps. It is kind of funny though, Kate being helped up by a movie star and not her husband.

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  1. Selene says:

    I think she looks stunning, her best look of the year so far.

    • Noki says:

      The dress is really nice but a little bland for such a glitzy royal premiere.

      • MeganC says:

        Maybe that’s because William is doing the theme dressing. Check out his shoes.

      • Chic says:

        Yeah..but it’s for HER.She doesn’t have oomp or personality for individualality or creativity. It’s safe and boring to everyone else but a major win for Kate. The filler, Botox and Photoshopping is too much because you are never sure which is real

      • Danbury says:

        @MeganC – OMG the shoes! hahaha

      • Popsicle W says:

        Agreed. I am assuming that the dress looks better in person. I really don’t like her hair. It’s too long and the curve at end is pointless. Those dangling earrings are a miss. They add nothing. Her makeup with that spray tan is killing me. I wish she try another makeup artist.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Danbury, I know!!! The jacket is a blue velvet, black tuxedo pants and suede loafers??? WTF??? Did CopyKeen dress him?

      • Smart&Messy says:

        LOLOLOL the shoes! Is that fleur-de-lis embroidered on them? How Louis XVI.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Smart&Messy no I think its a fighter jet 🤣🤣

      • Feeshalori says:

        Those were embroidered F18 fighter jets, same as what TC flew in the movie.

      • antipodean says:

        I think William’s shoes are what we used to call “brothel creepers”! Google it, it’s actually a thing. Appropriate? Poor little Tom is doing his movie starrr best! His face is in the process of settling.

      • missskitttin says:

        It looks like a high school Choir dress. She looks so wiry…

      • Mustang Sally says:

        Agreed @Selene. I think she looks absolutely beautiful. Toned back & refined.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I like the dress. She looks modern in it but it suited Queen Maxima better. The hairstyle (Meghan’s signature hairstyle) does her no favours as it makes her face look severe. I’m glad she is upping her style game but she is still cosplaying.

      • First comment says:

        Maxima really slayed it!!! It was a jumpsuit version of this dress and she looked gorgeous. The dress is very beautiful, appropriate for a movie premiere and elegant but something is off in the proportions for Kate…I really can figure out what…

      • Lux says:

        @Elizabeth Regina Yes! Came here to say, the HAIR. She has done the middle-part straight hair all throughout the Caribbean colonizer tour; does she really need this to be her “look” (when yes, Meghan did it first and it looked so fresh with her red dress at Harry’s last Royal military engagement).

        Keen doesn’t understand that you can change your hairstyle every time you wash your hair. She wears one style to death (sausage curls, wiglets and a brief foray with long bangs) and then moves on to the next one for the next six months, repeat ad nauseum. And the BM eat it up each time with a new angle (perfect hair for humidity! Sleek and sultry and a departure from her signature XXX). No wonder she never did anything with art despite studying art history — not an ounce of creativity in her.

      • anne says:

        +100, @First Comment. I like the dress itself, but my first thought when I saw her photo was “eek.” I just think how she was styled overall is grim and severe. In this case, her usual long wavy hairstyle (or something like it) would have actually fit — she needs something to offset the severe simplicity of the dress and the fact that she looks like she weighs 80 pounds.

        And no, this stick-straight middle part is doing her NO favors at all. Not all women can pull off a middle part — that’s a hill I will die on. It can be incredibly aging if you don’t have the face shape that works with that style.

      • Seaflower says:

        @anne grim and severe is perfect way to describe the look on K, and how PWT and Buttons both look – maybe reality of that separation article is hitting home.
        Someone needs to tell PWT the slippers are for gentlemens clubs, smoking rooms etc and not for premieres. Those two have no idea, and not the class to get professional advice.

      • kelleybelle says:

        The centre part is too severe for her aging, sagging face.

      • Layla says:

        @Anne – so true! I’m a person who cannot pull off the “strict” middle part. I think my features aren’t symmetrical enough or something.

        Different topic: photo assumption game as Lainey calls it. I’m half asleep so I’ll make it short & sweet. In 1/2 the Cruise pics Kate looks a bit annoyed; in a few others she looks charmed & like he said something really funny. I wish I could hear the audio better.

    • FC says:

      Agree, she looked beautiful.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Yes, the dress is well fitted and for her thin frame, she is carrying it well. But it could have used something else….to me, IMO.

      • Miranda says:

        @BothSidesNow – Agreed. I think her accessorizing (or lack thereof) is Kate’s biggest style issue in general. Especially when she wears something striking but plain, like this dress (which I otherwise really life on her!). It could use a statement clutch, perhaps, or colored stone jewelry for a little pop. It is endlessly frustrating to me that she has access to some of the most exquisite (albeit often stolen) jewelry in the world, but still insists upon wearing pieces that are SO damn basic and Real Housewives-ish, like the earrings with this one here.

      • Isabella says:

        Yes, and no buttons!

    • Jan90067 says:

      She looks good; I like the dress, and for Keen, it’s much more “modern” than her usual dresses. And while I like her hair straight better than the sausage curls or her usual updos (which age her about 30 yrs), I do think it makes her look older (makes her look haggard). I think if she kept this straight look, but chopped it by about 6-10 inches (even to the top of her shoulder blades), it’d suit better. I’m thinking she got a Brazilian Blowout treatment, as Kate’s “natural hair” (when nothing is done to it) is more wavy and a bit frizzy.

      Another thing, the earrings. DEFINITELY taking that from Meghan; these look like a “drop” version of the Birks snowflake earrings Meg has (or at least they immediately reminded me of those).

      And LOLOLOLOL at the way The Egg literally IGNORED her the whole way down the red carpet. He has NEVER helped her up/down steps. I do remember once when she was *very* pregnant with George, trying to get down steps in a formal she had to TELL him to help her. You’d think he was taught *some* manners growing up, to be used (at least) in public!

      So much for the new “look they’re so in loooooooove they’re holding hands” vid from the Caribbean that was floated lolololol

      • Becks1 says:

        There’s a picture of them arriving in Norway when she was pregnant with Louis (this was February I think of 2018, Louis was born in April, so she was pretty heavily pregnant), and its snowing, and William just walked off the plane to greet the Norwegian royals and left Kate to walk down the metal plane steps by herself, in heels, pregnant, in the snow.

      • Jan90067 says:

        Same thing when they arrived in Australia with George in arm (he was about a year?). It’s windy as hell, and she’s wearing a red coat and dress, stilettos, carrying George. She’s trying to keep her coat and dress from flying up, holding George, and trying to navigate the steps down from the plane ALONE, w/out ANY help from the boorish pr*ck she’s married to. And it’s not the first time. He’s done that same move to her with the other kids on the Polish tour, too. What a jerk!

      • Gabby says:

        In Egg’s defense (I can’t believe I am even saying that), it probably took every ounce of self-control that he had not to push her down the stairs. That’s how he looks at her these days, when he looks at her.

        Did you see how many times he straightened his jacket and tie in the video? This self-soothing he does is really starting to take over in public.

      • Sophieb9 says:

        Note that her free hand was next to William, which he ignored as usual. When Tom moved to help her up the stairs, she switched the clutch to the William-side hand. William’s attitude to his wife is uncouth. Given his upbringing, he would show more chivalry and manners to a complete stranger.

      • Aurelia says:

        Least Tom Cruise has manners. We can rely on him.

    • MF says:

      Yep, this is refreshingly modern on her because she normally overdoes it with it the details (buttons, ruffles, bows).

      However, it’s still kind of boring, and that’s not because of the dress. It’s because Kate brings no personality to anything she wears.

    • WHAT says:

      The nieces just went to the top gun premier in France
      Both wore black designer dresses. This could be why Kate choose a black and white 👗. There’s was stunning with statement earrings. Check out the pictures compared to Kate she’s a distance third

    • poppy says:

      She looks amazing. Classic and elegant.

      • WHAT says:

        Amazing. No. Better than the other movie premier in the past
        Classic as to what? She copies other women so how is that classic. It’s they’re styles that she tries to immulate AND still can’t pull off everything
        Elegant compared to how she dressed BEFORE Meg. Okay but still happened AFTER copying another woman and not doing a style transition on her own.

        Even the rota is using terms of rare and a departure from her usual look, she looks modern
        Please go back and read Dan Wooten own article that plainly stated her look now is 💯 percent Meg and it’s a good thing
        No it’s not for a forty year old woman who’s supposed to be the savior of the monarchy who has to pull her fashion game from her sis n law and her dead mother n law cause she can’t measure up

      • WHAT says:

        Amazing. No. Better than the other movie premier in the past. She looks better
        Classic as to what? She copies other women so how is that classic. It’s they’re styles that she tries to immulate AND still can’t pull off everything
        Elegant compared to how she dressed BEFORE Meg. Okay but still happened AFTER copying another woman and not doing a style transition on her own.

        Even the rota is using terms of rare and a departure from her usual look, she looks modern
        Please go back and read Dan Wooten own article that plainly stated her look now is 💯 percent Meg and it’s a good thing
        No it’s not for a forty year old woman who’s supposed to be the savior of the monarchy who has to pull her fashion game from her sis n law and her dead mother n law cause she can’t measure up AND her own husband STILL ignores her

      • LJ says:

        She does look really good here. And Kudos to Cruise for being such a gentleman.

    • HamsterJam says:

      It would have been OUTSTANDING if she had done Diana Ring from the Avengers hair

    • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

      She looks so much better here, like actually almost glamorous, than at the Bond premiere but where’s her signature grin? Did she smile at all during the red carpet? She looks concerned and It takes away from the look. I hope she wasn’t scared that William would be incandescent at her for getting help from another man.

      • notasugarhere says:

        There are plenty of photos of her doing her usual grinning like a fiend routine at this event.

    • Peanut Butter says:

      Agreed, I think she looks fantastic in that dress.

    • Chalmber Haversmith V says:

      Did Tommy Girl clear Katherine of her debilitating thetans in the Scientology tent the church probably put up near the event? They do things like that.

    • Tashiro says:

      Agreed, she looks fabulous.

    • Anonymous says:

      WOW. This may be their best Kate has ever looked, even better than at her wedding. It really flatters her figure, particularly her long waist. I like the hair and it’s certainly a welcome relief from the sausage curls! She hung onto that for way too long. The makeup is fine, but it could be AMAZING. Thats’s the only thing I would say, maybe if she cares so much she should’ve hired THE ABSOLUTE BEST makeup artist out there for this. (Well, the best ones that aren’t tied-up with the Kardashians for Kourtney’s wedding.) Or spend the money to learn Dow to do THE BEST makeup herself. The earrings are fine, she could’ve worn other ones that worked as well or better, but these do the trick.

      Tom is very image-conscious and he is creating the optics that he is a well-mannered gentleman here. Works for his image and for publicity for his movie, as he knows this will be clickbait as a moment captured in images seen around the world, just as Travolta dancing with Diana was. (Look familiar to anyone?)

    • WhatHappenedtomyComment says:

      My comment disappeared 4 times so to repeat:
      I agree, First Comment. Her shoulders and head look bigger than the rest of her body which seems as if it has shrunk. The palace needs to intervene and get her the help she needs for the sake of herself and her children. I find it so uncomfortable to see her waste away in front of our eyes.

  2. Seraphina says:

    I actually like this dress but the earrings are to DIE for. They cost around 14k once the base and dangle are added. WOW.
    I also saw a sugar piece on the similarities between Tom in Top Gun and Wills. I had to grab my barf bag.

    • Chloe says:

      I like the dress. Just not on her. It does her body type no favours

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        This woman can’t wear clothes well to save her life. You’re in a halter dress and you slouch or hunch your shoulders? Who RAISED you? (Lol) Also, she might be getting Botox, but she looks like she started getting AARP magazines 15 years ago. And she cannot pull off a middle part. Sorry, it ages her. She needs a sweep across her forehead at all times. Finally, they say as you age, you choose your ass or your face. She clearly chose her face. “She chose…poorly.”

      • @Chloe that’s exactly what I thought. I really like it and how sleek it is but it is not flattering on her at all. Also why does Tom Cruise look at her more endearingly than her own husband?

    • L84Tea says:

      The earrings are gorgeous. I would wear those in a heartbeat. As for the dress, I think it’s very chic and beautiful and she looks great in it. I will take simple and sleek on the red carpet over 1986 pageant-wear and hair mountain any day! However, I can’t help but notice that this entire look screams Meghan. She really is hijacking that hairstyle all for herself, isn’t she?

      • aftershocks says:

        @Kaiser: “Meanwhile, this whole look does feel very, um, Meg-esque.”

        ^^ Right! Because it is very Meg-esque. Meg has been a muse of Mouret’s since they first met years ago. In fact, Mouret designed a very pretty similar-themed short maroon dress for Meg when she was living and working in Toronto. It has the exact same white banded bodice:

        Mouret has designed many outfits for Meg both before and after she met and married Prince Harry. Khate is simply trying to up her Meg-themed cosplaying game. While this is a nicely designed b&w gown, it’s not that great on Khate. She’s too gaunt, and as someone mentioned downthread, it doesn’t work well on Khate’s wide shoulders.

        Meg has a much nicer shaped neck and shoulder line, with much better posture too. So, the off-the-shoulder banded bodice is more flattering on Meg (and the design may have been inspired by Meg too). For some reason, Khate is looking rather haggard in the face too, in these pictures.

      • @aftershocks WOW. Other than the length that dress is 100% a carbon copy of the one Meghan wore. Copy Keen strikes again.

      • Nicki says:

        Agree with you 100 percent. Beautiful dress, love the earrings, total Meghan vibe.

        She seems to have switched her clutch to the other side on the second flight of steps so Tom can’t grab her hand?

      • Seraphina says:

        I am certainly no fan of Kate’s, by any stretch of the imagination, but the short dress Meghan wore is not really a copy of what Kate wore. I do agree there are similarities but they are also very different. There will be similarities in the more fashion forward clothing Kate wears because Meghan is fashion forward and Kate is not.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ @Seraphina, please understand that what we’re talking about is how much Kate has been patterning herself after Meghan’s style aesthetic. I didn’t say that Khate’s Mouret gown is an exact copy of Meg’s earlier Mouret dress. Clearly, it is the signature Mouret bodice and Khate’s overall Meg-esque styling with the hair and the earrings that makes Khate’s cosplaying so obvious.

        In this particular discussion, designer Roland Mouret is the common denominator. His banded bodice styling motif, was possibly inspired by Meghan when he created for her that gorgeous above-the-knee maroon dress with the black banded bodice. Meg has such lovely shoulders, and Mouret showed them off with flair, in a very flattering way.

        Since we know that Khate has a Meghan look-book (heck a lot of fashion lovers have a Meghan fashion look-book), it is entirely possible that Khate requested this specific bodice design from Mouret. For sure, the straight hair styling coupled with the off-the-shoulder banded bodice, is Khate attempting to channel/ erase Meghan. Such behavior is indicative of the fact that Khate is very insecure. She feels threatened quite often by beautiful accomplished women being in her vicinity. Since she has no unique style sense of her own, she copies other women endlessly.

      • aftershocks says:

        @aftershocks: “It has the exact same white banded bodice.”

        ^^ In my initial post, I meant ‘the exact same banded bodice.’ Obviously, the maroon dress by Mouret has a black banded bodice, not white.

        @Jan90067: “… is this the dress you’re thinking of…”

        ^^ Yes, that’s it. Thanks so much for sharing the Glamour Magazine article link which discusses Meg’s love of clothes, and her tipping for the Outnet. Meg was featured in promotional videos for the Outnet, which are still available on YouTube.

        Note: Please copy the link in my initial post and paste it into your browser. You will see a nice photo of Meghan with Roland Mouret. They are at the event where she wore the maroon dress. The photo is very cool — we get to see the pretty clutch Meghan accessorized, along with a gold arm band.

        The more I look back at Suits-era Meg, I get all giddy over how gorgeous and fashionable she is! She truly exudes loads of style and charisma, which continues to this day, despite her life having drastically changed. Meg had so much fun living life and sharing tidbits with fans, during her Suits days. Today, thankfully, she’s thriving as a loving wife, charitable hero and rich Mom diva, in Montecito! The below picture from the Glamour article you linked is simply divine elegance. All the photos of Meg in that article are spectacular. It’s great looking back.


    • BeanieBean says:

      Y’all, this is the fabric content of the dress: viscose/acetate/polyester/spandex. I just, no, just could not wear such a thing, I don’t care who the designer is or what the event. Just no.

  3. Belli says:

    I love the dress, it looks like something I wore a few years back to a fancy party (when I went to fancy parties).

    She does not look well though, how are no alarm bells ringing at the palace?!

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I firmly believe that her stans hate her the most. She does not look well and whatever it is she is doing has clearly affected her face. Other women the same age as her look 10 years younger.

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        She isn’t eating and sleeping. She might be crying all the time too. Add fillers going wild, and it’s all a recipe for a sullen cast, baggy eyes, and sunken yet full cheeks. She must not be allowed to speak at home because she is not exercising her face muscles and is instead developing Willnot”s tight-jaw jowls. She probably only smiles when she comes out to “work,” and her jowls are reason enough for her to start putting in more hours. She exercises her body to oblivion but not her face.

      • Carrie says:

        Saw all the photos in the Daily Fail. She looks worryingly gaunt. Photos of them in the car. They both look as unhappy as all fk. Her eyes were so sad. They say the camera adds 10lbs. 😳 Imagine then how thin she must look in the flesh.

      • PrincessK says:

        Others and myself have had an epiphany. The penny has dropped. Poor Kate.

        The reason why she has those very hard, wide, manic exaggerated smiles is because when her face is normal her jowls are droopy. She must have seen bad photos of herself and then resolved to smile widely, which sort of gives her an instant face lift. How long can she keep up with that kind of pressure to always look good for the camera?

        If she had some really strong projects the focus on her appearance would diminish a bit.

      • Marty says:

        I never liked her but I’m starting to feel sorry for her reading all the recent articles and everyone’s comments. She never had a chance, her mom groomed her to marry him and he treats her like dirt. She might want to leave but sounds like she wouldn’t get much in a divorce and would have to watch another woman raising her kids. She’s just like princess Charlene to me, stuck.

      • Nic919 says:

        Princess Charlene never sabotaged her sister-in-law in the media and remained silent when she knew there was suicidal ideation while pregnant. ( if Valentine Low knew then the Cambridges sure as fuck knew)
        Whatever kate is going through is her own choice.

      • Marty says:

        I didn’t say I was starting to like her (I agree with you about how she treated Meghan) but I am starting to feel sympathy for her situation, which has been orchestrated by her mom (who is likely also behind the Meghan smear campaign). She is subjected to her husband’s neglect, affairs and abuse and her mom’s demands that she put up with it. By all accounts she’s not very smart and she doesn’t have any of her own money, so imo she likely sees no way out of the marriage and that’s really quite sad.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Marty: “She never had a chance, her mom groomed her to marry him and he treats her like dirt. She might want to leave but sounds like she wouldn’t get much in a divorce…”

        I doubt that Kate wants to outright leave the royal lifestyle and the perks. Clearly, Kate equally chose to run after Will and to marry him. It’s what she wanted, right along with her mother. She has to accept personal responsibility as an adult. There were plenty of times, even at St. Andrews, when Kate could have made a different choice. No, she wanted Will, and/or the queenly status and rich lifestyle marrying him would provide. She did her best to keep other women at bay, and she was willing to do whatever Will asked of her in order to secure Diana’s engagement ring.

        Despite the gossip, there’s no guarantee the Lamebridges will ever divorce, though they appear to be living separately in private. Rota reports have indicated that Katie Keen gives Will a piece of her mind when he rages, so she’s not passively putting up with his ‘incandescent’ behavior. She will have a lot to leverage in the unlikely event of a divorce.

        Though I’ve always felt the Lamebridges are boring, I used to believe that they were both decent people who cared about Harry. Boy was I wrong. I can’t not see Kate’s despicable behavior toward Meghan. It’s blatant and unforgiveable. I have no sympathy for Kate. She’s going to be fine, as the mother of a future King, whether or not a divorce ever happens. She chose this life, and she actively puts on her fake accent and her fake persona. She must reckon with the personal consequences. In the meanwhile, her unearned position of status and her whiteness keeps her embiggened and protected.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I’m not going to comment on if she’s well or not, but I really think the hair is doing her no favours. I have a similar face shape – oval / slightly on the long side, which gets gaunt if I lose weight – and a center part with sleek hair isn’t the best choice as it just emphasizes all of that.

      Anyway, aside from that I do really like the dress, it’s so clean and sophisticated compared with others that she’s worn.

      • MF says:

        Cosigned. I have a narrow, angular face that can look a little on the gaunt side. I can’t wear a middle part, especially with sleek hair. It’s just deeply unflattering on some face types.

    • The Recluse says:

      Thanks for posting this.
      My first reaction was how ropey and gaunt she looked and she’s so gaunt that her face looks hard and older than her age. If anyone there truly gave a damn about her, they’d have her see a medical professional.

      • Nic919 says:

        I truly wonder what standards people have when they think she is beautiful. She is skinny and the dress showcases that. Any non photoshopped photo shows a harshly made up face that looks much older than the average 40 year olds even without botox.

        Is it better than the grandma dresses? Sure, but if she wasn’t married to Prince William no one would look twice at her.

  4. MeganC says:

    Of course Tom offered Kate a hand, he is desperately trying to get in with the royals.

    Also, Kate needs a better dermatologist. Her Botox and fillers are all wrong.

    • Nic919 says:

      I won’t be shocked if he tries to work the Middleton angle because they would lap that up instantly.

      • Kit says:

        I love Roland Mouret designs and lm lucky enough to have one, black and white too and again love this dress and over all look but sorry to say this Kate now looks v under weight, neck, shoulders especially, this relationship with William l don’t think should continue, l know they prob have an arrangement in place but at what cost ? Kate is 40 years old her whole life ahead of her and this is it ? Tom.Cruise stepped in and helped her up de steps he even looked embarrassed for her, her husband didn’t even look at them or her throughout, de faces of both in de car said it all , this event Roland Mouret or not was l feel a total humiliation for her, image been treated like dirt on a shoe constantly., like you are nothing ……….
        Kate, you are set up for life, you are de mother of de future Kiing no one will take that away from you, please for yourself step out of this relationship if you don’t l feel its only goin to get worse, much worse. xx

      • Smart&Messy says:

        @Nic919 They would lap it up for sure! Remember R. Federer? The minute he showed them some interest the Midds were all over him.

        Tom does want in with the royals apparently. Maybe they are the next Scientology targets? They are greedy and dumb enough.

        The helping up the stairs might have been out of habit from being around women in gowns and heels? Also, newsflash: Will is an idiot. Considering the split rumors he should take advantage of these situations with Kate to show affection and unity and create those iconic pictures they crave. But he hates her so much, he can’t even make a simple gesture like this.

      • Nivz says:

        My mind went straight to Rasputin and his grasp on the Tsarina Alix.

    • Startup Spouse says:

      Love the dress but I’ll say it: aren’t Roland Mouret and Meghan friends? Has Kate worn RM before?

      And egads you are right about her needing a new dermatologist. That side pic is not flattering.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yes, Kate has worn RM on several different occasions before.

        That second picture is not flattering to her.

      • Haylie says:

        Meghan was wearing lots of Roland Mouret while Katie Keen was wearing stodgy coat dresses and prairie frocks.

        KopyKeen strikes again. Working her way up to Silence if the Lambs.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Startup Spouse: “Love the dress, but I’ll say it: aren’t Roland Mouret and Meghan friends? Has Kate worn RM before?”

        Yep, Meghan is a very good friend of Roland Mouret. They met in an elevator at an event, and he said to her that he wanted to dress her. At the time, she did not know he was a designer, so she was put off at first. LOL! Anyway, they became dear friends.

        I’m not familiar with RM designs that Kate has previously worn, though @Becks1 said Kate has worn RM ‘many times.’ He’s an established French designer, so that would not be unusual. However, cosplay Kate probably began wearing Mouret after Meg came on the scene, or she began to wear more Mouret designs, since it has often been reported that Meg and Mouret are close friends.

      • Layla says:

        Literally only like twice?

      • Becks1 says:

        @aftershocks – she wore Mouret in 2013 to the premiere of the Nelson Mandela movie (the same night he passed away actually.) And she has at least two other Mouret looks that she has worn.

        Look, I’m not disputing that this is a total Meghan copy, I’m just saying the idea that Kate never wore RM before M came on the scene is just not true. There’s enough to criticize Kate for as it is, we don’t need to use fake news to do that.

      • PrincessK says:

        Meghan really slayed it wearing Roland Mouret.

      • aftershocks says:

        @Becks1: “I’m not disputing that this is a total Meghan copy, I’m just saying the idea that Kate never wore RM before M came on the scene is just not true.”

        You’re right @Becks1. In fairness, I had qualified my earlier speculation, and I had also acknowledged your input that Katie Keen had previously worn Roland Mouret. But I was wrong in thinking she may have begun wearing Mouret when Meg came on the royal scene. I’m happy to correct my error in that respect. After further checking, I’ve discovered that Kate was wearing Mouret designs as early as 2011. LOL! So I guess once Keen was engaged and then became a married-in, she had enough money from Charles taking care of her wardrobe to afford top designers like Mouret, on the regular.

        See the links below. Kate actually looks quite good in these earlier designs she wore by Mouret. Apparently, she was comfortable at that point being the only prominent young married-in Windsor, without the competition she obviously feels threatened by from smart, beautiful, accomplished women of stature.



        ^^ The blue Mouret gown with the half-cut out banded short sleeve looks good on Kate, as does her hair length in the front. Alas, seeing the other view with that curly wiglet down her back takes away from this look. As usual, Kate simply has no personal sense of style. She’s elevated by her position and by access to a vast clothing budget, not paid for via her own hard work.

      • notasugarhere says:

        iirc the first time Kate wore Mouret she was cosplaying Angelina Jolie, wearing a similar Mouret dress Jolie had worn months earlier. Given how she has repeatedly cosplayed Jolie, like the Netherlands trip, it wasn’t an accident.

    • Snuffles says:

      Willy should be embarrassed that a complete stranger was more of a gentleman to his wife than he EVER was.

      • nina says:


      • Harper says:

        At least the Cambridges spared us the fake PDA last night to refute the separation article. I’m not a big fan of Cruise, but he had an automatic impulse to give Kate a hand, which was sweet.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Harper, that was what I was expecting as well. I was eyeing where their hands were and nothing. Not any PDA and I see Bulliam looking at her only once in these brilliant photos @ Kaiser posted.

        Pretty embarrassing for CopyKeen to continue to be his forever doormat and Bulliam looking at her only once without disgust and the “I am so over this” look….

        @ Snuffles, ditto!!!

      • equality says:

        Maybe Will is fine with the narrative that Kate yelled at him and walked out. Then if they separate he can spin it that it’s her wish and she couldn’t handle the pressure of being FFQC.

      • Smart&Messy says:

        I agree with Harper, I think it was an automatic reaction from Tom, and it was sweet. William could gain a ton of praise for it from their sycophantic press buddies. And he doesn’t have it in him.

      • Becks1 says:

        tom Cruise has spent years escorting women around red carpets and trying to perfect his image at the same time, I feel like offering a hand to Kate was probably a natural reaction on his part.

        I’m not a fan of his – the scientology for one, he just always has seemed more bothered by his height than anyone else is lol, etc.

        But once in a while something simple comes out about him that makes me see him slightly differently – automatically offering his hand to Kate to help her up the stairs, and I still love that Indian food story from a few months ago (maybe a year ago at this point?)

        But then, we’re back to scientology.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        @BothSidesNow, he’s not even looking at her in that shot. If you look more closely, he’s actually talking to Tom who’s partially hidden behind her.

      • Liz Version 700 says:

        This 💯. A complete stranger who is brainwashed in a cult was like “let me help you ma’am” while her husband floated away on a cloud of incandescence. He must be so much fun behind closed doors.

      • SuzieQ says:

        I saw that photo and thought, well, at least she’s getting some male attention.
        But Tom Cruise is so icky.

      • Anonymous says:


        This reminds me of the Obamas greeting and walking Melania into the White House when Donald didn’t even wait or help her in from the car.

    • Concern Fae says:

      I was reading Lainey’s bit on Tom’s chivalry yesterday and had a momentary fantasy about Kate running off with Tom. And here we are. They kind of deserve each other, don’t they?

      • Thea says:

        How amazing would it be if Kate ditched Will and ran off with Tom Cruise! It would be TomKat 2.0! It’s never going to happen, but she might enjoy being Queen of the Scientologists more than FFQ of England.

      • L4Frimaire says:

        It would be so funny if something like this actually happened. She can go on Scientology retreats and then run away with him. He’s super wealthy, likes tall, submissive women, and wouldn’t care if she never worked. Then she could wear tons of expensive gowns to premiers and call it a day. Tom should steal her from William.

    • KFG says:

      What’s funny is if you see her face when she’s looking at Tom Cruise, she’s realizing that a 60+ year old man is the only man interested in her. She looks horrified at his looks. She’s flirting with the younger men but they’re not reciprocating. I think that’s why Billy is smirking at her in all of the pictures.

      • Bettyrose says:

        He’s so tiny next to her. Why are we not making fun of Tom more on this post? I would never mock a man’s height but Tom is a terrible human and his height is his greatest insecurity.

      • The Hench says:

        It says something that even though he is 20+ years older and head of a mad cult, Tom is still hotter than William. Kate doing a runner with Tom would be such great gossip.

        Mind you, it could be said that Kate is already in a mad cult situation so…

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @The Hench, I don’t know if it’s what you are saying (nervous about saying but), but Will & Kate are terrible humans too…Cruise might be getting a pass in this situation because he wasn’t actively involved in a smear campaign against the Duchess of Sussex (that we know of).

    • Sarah says:

      A gift for gossip would be for her to leave Will for Tom Cruise. 🙏🏽

    • theotherViv says:

      well, she is Tom‘s type…his inner royal self wishes he had a waity-katy not a runaway-katy

    • AC says:

      She looks hard in the face.

  5. CindyP says:

    How is that super straight hair an “instant facelift”? I think it really ages her, not flattering at all

    • Becks1 says:

      It was in an article about her “new” hairstyle a few weeks ago. Kate is apparently groundbreaking bc she now has a middle part and tucks her hair behind her ears.

      • Liz Version 700 says:

        Becks1 haha that’s great. She and millions of ladies in the 70’s are groundbreaking. But never Meghan hahaha

      • TeamMeg says:

        She effortlessly tucks her hair behind her ears effortlessly, let’s not forget!

      • SourcesclosetoKate says:

        @teammeg it doesn’t look effortless, she’s barely moving her head as to keep it in place.

    • Ginger says:

      The super straight hair does age her. It’s not flattering at all. She needs to stop. Her whole look was Meghan.

    • Susan says:

      Was that article about it being a facelift…snark? Like, everyone knows that kind of hair can be unforgiving and aging. I have been a Secret Kate Hair Lover (TM) for years but even I can’t justify this stuff. She needs some layers and softness around the face.

      • Jan90067 says:

        She needs a side part, or even just off center, like she’s always worn. Not EVERYONE can pull off a center part. Especially past a certain age.

        And yes, some layers around the face would help tremendously (as would a shorter, layered cut).

    • SarahCS says:

      As you bring this up, I was told years ago (in my 20’s) that few people can pull off a centre part and have been doing a side part/just off centre ever since (I don’t have a fringe as such but my hair is shorter at the front). Then all this kicked off a couple of weeks back and as I’m now in my 40’s (and my face is showing it!) I thought ok then. I’ll give it a go. Nope, lasted a day and a half and back to my side part. It did me absolutely zero favours.

      • CuriousCole says:

        Sarahcs – I read the same thing, your face needs to be hyper symmetrical to pull it off. And like you, I’ve avoided center parts ever since. Kate needs to follow us in ditching it, it really looks awful on her. I don’t understand how she can think it’s flattering for her.

  6. Krista says:

    Love the dress. Love it! It actually gives her a sexy vibe, which I normally don’t get from her.

    Having said that – I get the hair. It works with the dress, but on her? It’s too severe. I think it ages her. Also? She needs to look into new makeup. That in combo with the hair makes her look way older than she is…almost haggard?

    Overall though, her best showing in a while!

    • Smart&Messy says:

      That’s it! She looks kinda sexy, which I didn’t think was possible. Even in bikinis, the silly fashion show undies or the topless pix, she is always so asexual to me (just like Tom C himself, or Kim K.) But here she does, and I like it. She is finally coming to her own, you guys! Before our very eyes XD

      • Krista says:

        @smart&messy Now, let’s not go THAT far! LOL

      • MF says:

        “she is always so asexual to me (just like Tom C himself, or Kim K.)”

        Yes, this is a really interesting point. I think being sexy is very much about being relaxed, present, and at ease in your own skin. Tom and Kim are always performing, which makes them too self-aware to be at ease. I think Kate is *exactly* the same: she has no sense of self because she’s always performing for others.

    • Denise says:


  7. Haylie says:

    That dress is not meant for wide shoulders. And if that hair is considered to be an instant facelift, dear god, what does she look like without an anti-aging hairstyle because her shin looks like it’s sliding off her bone structure?

    • Nic919 says:

      I think Kaiser was being sarcastic with the facelift comment because there was a previous post about a DM article claiming that’s what the sleek hair was for. Because yes it’s not working if that is what it is meant to do.

      I think the dress could work with wider shoulders if the person had more of a shape in the bust and hip area. The problem is Kate’s widest point is her shoulder and so the dress only serves to show just how thin she is now.

      And the makeup is too harsh. The closeups didn’t do her favours.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Khate often does her own makeup for events – you can tell when she has done it as it looks bad and v harsh. When a pro has done it she looks better.

      • The Hench says:

        Her face is just weirdly lumpy. There are hollows where there shouldn’t be hollows, her cheeks are both puffy and a weird angle, the eyebrows are way too harsh and she looks like she applied her make-up – especially the blush, with a spade. It’s a mess. Probably the only way to fix it now would be to dissolve everything in there, let the face structure settle and then have a proper, old fashioned facelift.

      • Gabby says:

        Agreed, @The Hench. Especially the forehead. What does she have in there? It reminds me of the front of a car. There are angles above the middle of her brows.

      • L4Frimaire says:

        The makeup is terrible. The heavy eyeliner makes her eyes look smaller. Anyway, looks like they had a fun night. This is the type of “ work” Will and Kate, and their fans, love. Turn up the glitz, shake hands with some VIPs, lots of photos, and get the positive press and consider it a charity event.

    • SURE says:

      The middle part and dead straight hair, heavy make-up, bodycon dress style emphasising the angularity of her thin frame and muscular arms combine to make this quite a severe look for me.

    • M says:

      I was shocked when I hopped on Twitter last night and saw all of the unflattering pics of Kate at this premiere. She truly looked haggard. I was wondering why she was getting the Denmark treatment again but then I realized that Chris Jackson wasn’t there to edit the living hell out of her photos. It looks like they’ve had some time to do some editing in the pics I’ve seen this morning but yeesh that first set of pics were jowl city.

  8. Haylie says:

    Then maybe Kate will get to be the third best dressed person in the room if Meghan and Harry aren’t there.

  9. JoiLuv says:

    I found it funny that this type of style is what everyone had been saying they wanted to see her in and it took another Duchess to inspire her to change. This is the best she’s ever looked.

  10. Becks1 says:

    This is one of her better red carpet looks IMO -it is sleek and almost verges on boring, but not quite. It’s such a contrast to the look from the Bond premiere though and from her normal red carpet looks with big bouncy curls or elaborate updos that I laughed. I am not sure how I feel about the earrings with the dress but overall its a good look for her. I did roll my eyes at the new dress and new earrings though, except that WKW said that this is an old RM dress, so its likely Kate bought it a few years ago (maybe for a 2020 event that was canceled) which just made me think….how many dresses does she have in her closet that she bought years ago that we have never seen??

    Anyway, like I said this is a good look for her but omg its SUCH a Meghan look that its almost creepy. The silhouette of the dress, the hair – also I’m old enough to remember when wearing black was breaking protocol.

    The funny thing is a lot of Kate stans dont like this look bc its not “regal enough” or its “too simple” LOL.

    • Startup Spouse says:

      I said this upthread but Roland Mouret and Meghan are friends. CopyKeen strikes again.

      • Startup Spouse says:

        @Becks You corrected me that Kate has worn RM before. I still think it’s creepy.

      • Siobhan says:

        I think it’s a great look and perfect for this movie. Her arms look amazing. I do agree the center part isn’t the best look for her. I think center parts work the best on people that are either younger and/or appear younger or who have perfect face symmetry. She doesn’t have either of those things, so the center part only highlights it more.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah, the look is creepy, but the designer is not. I know its easy to accuse her of copying everything, but Kate has been wearing RM for years, I can think of at least two RM dresses she has worn that have this long column look to them, long before Meghan was a royal.

        For me, what makes this a Meghan copy is the hair and the cut of the neckline and the off shoulders look – that part of it to me is very Meghan. The actual column-like look of the dress is similar to Kate’s other RM dresses.

      • Layla says:

        @becks1 yh one was the asymmetrical neckline copykeen right? Adding to your point about what makes it another cosplay 🙄 was the fact that it’s a gown version of Meghan’s givenchy dress she wore to church with the queen during the YCHABB tour (2020). Ticked another one off the moodboard

      • Jan90067 says:

        Layla…it also looks like the short dress Meg wore (in beige) on her first solo event with TQ (on the train). Remember Meg was castigated for not wearing a hat (being told that if TQ was wearing one, that Meg SHOULD HAVE (psychically) KNOWN to wear one as well).

  11. Veda says:

    The dress was stunning on her. She could have worn more jewels. On another note, notice how Kate happily took Tom’s hand when offered, unlike her recoil when the Jamaican minister offered her hand.

  12. J. Ferber says:

    Eh, neither looks thrilled to be with Tom. He’s tiny next to both of them. Why is Tom holding Kate’s hand? William has no such desire to touch Kate. Also look at Kate’s skin above the shoulder line and below the chin (neck/shoulders). I see so many taut muscles with no smooth skin to cover over. Is this what Madonna’s ex-husband meant by gristle?

    • AmelieOriginal says:

      He was helping her up the first set of stairs as they walked up to greet the rest of the cast. It was such an automatic gesture, I don’t think it was planned just spontaneous. There were other stairs and he didn’t offer his hand for those but it did make William look bad, just standing there basically ignoring his wife. It was a tight dress and while Kate didn’t thank Tom (not that I could see), she took his hand so she must have been grateful to a degree.

  13. LivingKarma says:

    This is the best I’ve ever seen her look.
    Pure understated elegance.

    The photo of Tom helping her is sending me. He may be strange on a personal front. But professionally?

    Man, what a movie star he is.

    • k says:

      100% agree. And I agree with the comments above that she actually looks *sexy* for the first time. I give this an A+.

      I read all the Scientology stuff and have no illusions about how TC is beyond problematic, but I totally agree with you on him here, too. Man, that psycho has charisma. I love the pics of him helping her up the stairs. Reminds me of all the pics of TC and Katie Holmes at the very beginning of that clown show.

    • MF says:

      Tom totally weirds me out and the Scientology stuff is pure evil, but nobody can movie star like he can.

    • Barbie1 says:

      Kate looks stunning at the premiere. Tom and Kate look great together. They would make a hot couple if he was a bit younger. He is a proper gentleman. Showing William how it’s supposed to be done.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Cruise is an awful, misogynistic, abusive, disturbed human being. That he treats Kate better than her own husband isn’t saying anything good about anyone in this situation.

  14. nina says:

    A padded behind, Jeez, how flat is that thing if that is true.

    • Mia1066 says:

      I’m sure it’s padded because normally she has no bum. I think without that the ‘sexy’ factor some talk about wouldn’t be there

    • Justwastingtime says:

      Nina, my thought exactly.

  15. Gizmo’sMa says:

    I love this dress. And hair. Simple and sleek. This is the best she looked in years!!! And we all know why. Kudos to Meghan. I Didn’t know stylist was one of her new jobs. I hope she is getting paid.

    Giving kate props made my eye twitch. I don’t like typing anything nice about this Karen.

  16. Amy Bee says:

    I thought her look was boring but a departure from her usual silhouette. She’s still consulting her Meghan lookbook. The Kate stans were saying she was giving them Pippa vibes. Yeah, I agree that Kate was probably wearing a fake butt last night. And if I’m William this morning I’m pissed off that people are talking about Tom Cruise helping my wife up the steps and not my suede slippers with the F16 embroided on them.

    • Becks1 says:

      I cant even with William’s slippers. What on earth. LOL.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Becks: The shoes were just corny. If he thinks this will make him relatable to the kids he’s very mistaken.

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        How is it TOBB’s feet are smaller/shorter than Tom Cruise’s? Like, yeah Tom wears lifts and that might add to the length, but…how does Peen stay up on those things?

      • nina says:

        6 year old’s night time winter slippers vibe, complete with airplane picture. Theme dressing is infecting PWT too. Or does he think this is how the Hollywood in-crowd dresses. Idiot.

    • First comment says:

      Those slippers are killing me!! I laugh so hard when I saw them. My grandfather had a similar pair 30 years ago🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • SURE says:

        @Amybee It made him relatable to a particular female RR who works for The Sunday Times. She posted a close up photo of his shoe on twitter. I guess it’s what any fangirl would do for access!

  17. Sour Pasoa says:

    The ‘look what your missing dress’, as Baldy wasn’t paying her no attention (at all), is one of her better looks. I guess she pulled of the 🥊🥊

    The rumors must be true

  18. Laura D says:

    I loved the dress and the earrings and the whole assemble really suited her. However, in all the pictures I’ve seen her face looked tired and strained. I’m loathed to say that she looks in need of a holiday but, there’s something going on with her as she didn’t look at all well.

    If I had one tiny criticism of the dress (and it is tiny) I think she could have had the hem taken up a fraction so that it didn’t drag on the floor. Both, Kate and Meghan are guilty of this and given they have dressers I’m always surprised at the amount of outfits they must ruin because of this.

    • Maxine Branch says:

      Meghan’s hems float and never touch the ground if you look at her closely. Her hems float above the ground with impeccable tailoring. Exception being the red gown with the train. I have always noted her hemlines because initially I thought they were dragging the ground as well.

  19. Gina says:

    Amazing dress. Flattering her shape. But… As usual it wears Kate and not otherwise. For this sexy-elegant piece the woman has to be sexy and elegant. Not tired, gloomy and gaunted.
    BTW, I don’t like this hairdo on her. It ages her. We can see her face all too clear.

  20. Harla says:

    Looking at the photos on the DM, I had 3 thoughts,
    1) the DM didn’t photoshop any of their pictures of her, which is very odd;
    2) imho, this is a very Real Housewives of….look;
    3) what is William doing with his mouth? He is literally grimacing in every photo posted.

  21. SAS says:

    I like the dress, slinky and not matronly is way out of her usual zone and suits her. The hair and makeup is an utter disaster ofc.

    Cropping Will out of the photos takes me to a hilarious alternate timeline where Tom married Kate instead of Katie and she’s the perfect cult-leader’s wife!

  22. Sherry says:

    She looks great but it’s quite jarring seeing her mold herself into the white acceptable version of Meghan especially with her style.

    I want people to understand something… Kate silently stood by and benefited from the abuse Meghan endured to the point that she had suicidal ideations while pregnant with her first child and now with a full understanding of what she has done, she is very blatantly copying the style of her sister-in-law with the full knowledge that she will be adored and praised for it while Megan was hated for it.
    I can’t get over how any human being can exist in that way. It’s genuinely surreal things happen in real time

    • Haylie says:

      All of this. No gown and jewels will ever erase who she is, what she did, and continues to do to Meghan out of jealousy, insecurity and pure spite.

      She will always be ugly, and her evil shows on her face.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Creating a façade that she wasn’t involved, or was unaware, with the ongoing participation of trying to destroy Meghan.

        The dress fittings confrontation all while establishing an affront that Meghan made poor CopyKeen cry and feeding the lie for over 2 years.

        And that bitch WAS wearing white!!! No one will convince me otherwise.

    • Becks1 says:

      this is what makes it so creepy IMO. Copying others is one thing – I think its weird that she’s constantly cosplaying her dead MIL, but it doesn’t feel as sinister as this. This is on a different level because its very….I don’t know….”watch me get praised for the same thing I made sure they trashed Meghan for” or something. It’s like a cross between Single White Female and Talented Mr. Riplely, I don’t know. If I thought it was as simple as “Kate has no imagination so she has to copy people and right now its Meghan,” it wouldn’t be as creepy to me, it would just be more proof that Kate is boring and lacks imagination. but as it is…..

      I will say that Kate did not stand silently by, she was active in the smear campaign and went out of her way to ensure that Meghan was abused in the press.

    • SunnyW says:

      All of this, forever. Meghan’s suicidal ideation and Kate/William being on standby to benefit from her demise is not acknowledged enough, even by sympathetic press. It’s sad that suicidal thoughts are only taken seriously when someone dies of suicide. Pi*rs Morgan was only the loudest voice “well, she didn’t do it, did she? So what’s the fuss?”, he was far form the only one thinking it. Which absolutely sucks.

    • Layla says:

      @sherry @haylie @becks1 @sunnyyw it’s sinister and disgusting as well as creepy because if you look back, this b-s has been going on ever since Meg stepped into the circus, even as early as one of her first ever royal appearances at TtC. Remember how everyone and their mother ripped Meg to shreds for wearing off-shoulder and literally two days later at the polo, Keeny was seen wearing the exact same neckline? Since then, the copykeening has been a bit more subtle but it was always present.( you only have to look deeper in the CB archive posts to see it) Be it the same dress colour, neckline, pattern, the stupid trousers debacle (omg MeGhAn iS cOpYinG mEEeEeEeEeEeEeeE!!!). This is a calculated move. KP wants to erase Meghan’s image (because how dare she, the woc, be more popular than the so called “English rose”). Yes let’s smear her and have everyone hate her but at the same time, we’ll make sure no one remembers how much they liked her and by copying her, everyone will suddenly start to like Kate the same way. Give it a few weeks/months week see a belted blazer/jacket and a pinstriped pantsuit
      But putting the copykeening aside, she needs to stop with this hairstyle. Lady, it’s not doing you any favours at all. We get the message. You’re desperate

    • L4Frimaire says:

      All of this! She completely appropriates the style of someone she actively tried to destroy, is still trying to hurt, while basking in the praise of it. She can place her sinew in sleek dresses and power suits all she wants, but she’s still the same insecure mean girl who throws rocks and hides her hands.

  23. Lady Esther says:

    I think she looks smashing, but I don’t understand why two supposed mental health advocates are getting so chummy with the world’s most famous Scientologist….

    • Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

      Tom Cruise, the man who said that Brooke Shields should have just exercised more and taken vitamins, when she talked about having post-partum depression.

      I think that Kate looks great, but it is clear that she has no style of her own, all she does is cosplay either the Queen, her late mother-in-law, or Meghan.

    • Deering24 says:

      Lady Esther–I’d give a million to hear Harry and Meghan’s private comments on this. 🙃🙃

  24. Lusaka mummy says:

    Why are her cheeks sagging at 40? I couldn’t even enjoy the dress because of the collar bones. Jesus! She is too thin in my book.

    • PrincessK says:

      When you plaster your face with makeup every day your skin will definitely start to sag.

    • Granger says:

      But don’t genetics play a role too? I’ve had jowls since my early 40s, thanks to the fact that I inherited my dad’s jawline (and his under-eye bags too, lucky me). I’m neither too thin nor too fat, and I’ve never worn a lot of makeup. Reading some of the comments about Khate’s “saggy” face make me sad, even if I don’t like her. Some of us aren’t “blessed” with a firm jawline, and most of us learn to live with it.

      • SAS says:

        @Granger, me too. I’m a couple of years younger than Kate and have definitely noticed a lack of collagen making my cheekbones look less “lifted” than ever before. I’m sure they’ll resemble Kates in a few years.

        I take heart that people find my kindness and strength in adversity admirable, and respect my career, while my looks (or lack thereof) don’t actually feature too highly in peoples perceptions. Kate’s looks are one of the few things people can perceive of her, by her own design.

      • Granger says:

        @SAS your final point is absolutely true! And I agree, we have a lot more going for us than our looks. 🙂

  25. TeamAwesome says:

    Reese Witherspoon has worn a dress very much like this as well.

    Kate switched her clutch over right quick in anticipation of Cruise holding her hand, bless it.

    How would you all have styled her hair?

    • First comment says:

      Check maxima in a jumpsuit version of this dress. She had an updo hairstyle and she looked great !

    • Becks1 says:

      Yes this reminds me of Reese Witherspoon and of Julia Roberts Oscar dress, even though the cut is different.

      I think a ponytail (like JR wore for her Oscar) would have worked, or a really simple updo – I don’t actually mind her hair as it is, sleek and smooth like this, I’m just rolling my eyes at the blatant copying.

      • SuzieQ says:

        I agree: A simple ponytail would have been chic. Her hair is just tragic.

      • ChattyCath says:

        A ponytail in the UK is considered very working class and is known as a ‘Croydon Facelift’. Croydon is one of the suburbs on the outskirts of London.

    • JanetDR says:

      I like this dress so much more than that golden mess she wore awhile back (Bond premiere I think?). Not just like the dress, but like it on her. But oof! Hair? I can’t help but wonder how she would look with it above the shoulders at least, although I think a just below the chin layered cut would look great and put her waves to work for her. This sleek look goes with the dress, but not at all flattering.

  26. rawiya says:

    The dress seems too tight, if you can believe it on someone so skinny. She takes a step and it ruches from the chest (!) all the way down. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has an outfit similar to this, but hers is a jaunty pantsuit rather than dress. It’s way nicer than this.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      rawiya, I have a similar body shape to KKKate’s, but I’m not shortwaisted. I looked at the dress and immediately thought that it was a mistake to wear a dress to highlight your figure–when you have no figure. The dress is fine, it’s the body that’s the problem. There are lots of other styles that she could have done something similar and gotten greater results. The middle part is one of the worse things she could do, because I have a similar shaped face and I only tried a middle part once. I looked in the mirror and immediately got my standard side part in place. Why can’t she go to a competent hair dresser and let them tell her what looks good on her? She needs to stop worrying about what other people wear, etc., and start focusing on what works best for herself. Why is that such a difficult concept to her?

  27. yellowy says:

    Tom Cruise has impeccable manners presenting at awards show, on the red carpet, on Graham Norton, etc. He stands up when a lady enters the room, offers his arm, does all the right things. It’s part of his anal retentive, hyper-perfection.

    Kate looks rather angry. Maybe she hates Scientologists, maybe it’s some fillers that haven’t settled.

    • Eleonor says:

      LoL he is a notorious perfectionist, I assume before meeting the Keens he knew the protocol better than the courtiers.

    • SuzieQ says:

      If only he was as considerate of the underlings in his cult.

  28. Eleonor says:


    I like the dress. She looks great, but she would look 100 times better with a chignon.

  29. SAS says:

    OMG just noticed her contour! I would die.

    I just went and looked on a well known fan/outfit site and even the photoshopped pics have the huge stripe.

  30. aquarius64 says:

    On this same evening the Tusk Ball was going on. It was for the Tusk Trust, the org where Billy is patron. He blew that off to be in pictures with Tom Cruise. Zara and Peter stood in. SMH.

    • Jan90067 says:

      Didn’t he take Tusk (which Harry wanted) because of it’s ties to Jecca Craig and her family? Are we saying The Egg turned down a chance to be with his first love? (Didn’t they joke they got “married” at 13 or something?)

      • notasugarhere says:

        No, Harry never wanted Tusk. That was always William trying to cozy up to another woman who didn’t want him – Jecca. Harry has always done his own independent conservation work.

    • Chaine says:

      I saw that! Idk if this blog will cover them, but the pix of Peter and Zara were adorable and looked like they really enjoy spending time together, so nice to see a brother/sister pair.

  31. SunnyW says:

    Her best glam look of her post-2018 era of royaling (the lilac Alexander McQueen and the sequin Jenny Packham are tied for best glam looks of her ahrly yahhs of royaling, though bonus points that the glittery Jenny Packham is immortalized in pics from Rose’s garden party).
    And yet.
    The pic of TC helping her up the stairs is making me chortle. Not only after the MSN story, but also because we know Harry would NEVER let any man help Meghan up any stairs ever in his life as long as he breathes air. Even if he were incapacitated, he would hold Meghan’s hand from his wheelchair/buggie/vespa whatever. LOL SORRY KATE. Although… someone said they read Kate’s Tarot and her second husband is very rich and loves her very much… was he short and Scientology-y?

    • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

      We are not prepared for the chaos that would be unleashed if *Kate Middleton* became a high-ranking Scientologist.

  32. Chaine says:

    It fits her well and is perfect for the occasion but my goodness, is she gaunt! And no love from Wills. Tom Cruise of course gallantly gives her a hand up the steps, made me feel sorry for her.

  33. Mslove says:

    I like the ear rings, but not with that dress. Tom Cruise looks ridiculous. And look at baldy’s stupid shoes! Lol!

    • Liz Version 700 says:

      Agreed, The earrings belong in a much different outfit. They are cute by themselves, but odd with this styling.

  34. Tessa says:

    Not good look she needs to change hairdo and off the shoulder outfit not flattering

  35. CEMB says:

    Yes, I begrudgingly like the look. Kate puts all of her efforts into styling it seems. At least that’s some form of work. Interesting thing about Tom helping her up the stairs, I noticed that she didn’t recoil from his touch. I guess she only instinctively pulls away from black people and her husband.

  36. Dee says:

    She’s dressed as Holly Golightly’s cigarette holder. The pictures without PhotoShop are frightening.

  37. J. Ferber says:

    Baldy must be crushed that his slippers are being disparaged. He was probably hoping for more James Bond cosplay praise (as when he wore the revolting green velvet jacket).

  38. Mrs. Smith says:

    W should feel a little ashamed at himself by never ever offering his hand to K. Tom Cruise offered his hand like a normal human, walking next to a lady guest in heels. It’s the polite thing to do. And it’s so simple!! So easy!! W could get SO many points just by doing the natural and polite thing for his wife in these instances. He even made her walk down a dangerously steep Mayan temple while she was in sequins and stilettos. Is he hoping she falls? If she did fall, would he glance back and keep walking?? I just find it so spiteful and callous.

    • Nlopez says:

      Thank God Tom Cruise helped her up the stairs! I could not be married to a “man” that ignored me so publicly.

    • Xantha says:

      William’s attitude with Kate when it comes to this issue reminds me of Trump holding his umbrella for himself and never for Melania.

      • CourtneyB says:

        Or on Inauguration Day when the Obamas greeted the Trumps at the WH and Obama was the one to help melania up the steps.

  39. Digital Unicorn says:

    Like others this is not only one of her better red carpet looks but is a total Meghan cosplay.

  40. Tessa says:

    The hairstyle ages her and she looks more thin with bare shoulders not her best look

  41. Harper says:

    Style wise, it’s a nice dress. Can’t really go wrong with classic black and white. However, as a package, Kate’s too sinewy in the neck and shoulder area to carry it off. She did not photograph well in some of these pics.

    Her big summer break/two month disappearance is only a few months away; she is probably counting the days until then.

    • Becks1 says:

      I can’t tell if its the lighting or what, but she looks like she has a tan line on her shoulders, like she’s been wearing a halter neck swimsuit or something, maybe she has already had her vacation lol.

  42. Nadine says:

    Love the dress and earrings and would buy them if I had the money.

    However, it seems as if her unhappiness and meanness is aging her at 2x the speed.

    Maybe it’s the difference between photoshopped photos and actual photos but her face is so harsh in most of these.

  43. Amy Bee says:

    I’ve just realized why a lot of Kate’s pictures were not photoshopped last night. It’s because the royal photographers weren’t there. They were all in Canada with Charles and Camilla.

  44. Tessa says:

    Will has Louis fourteenth style slippers

  45. Jay says:

    I find this dress quite dated looking, and the off shoulder thing is kind of ruined by her hair being in the way. If she really wanted an “instant facelift”, why not do a sleek updo? A high pony? Anything!

    And agree, William was really hoping to be somebody with those glorified lounge slippers, but he looks ridiculous. And he’s sooo grumpy to see Keen in her element – look how happy she is, beaming at Miles Teller and getting a helping hand from Cruise on the stairs.

  46. girl_ninja says:

    The gown is fine and it is quite Meghan-like and would look better on Meghan. However KKKate’s face is not good. It looks so lumpy that her makeup looks like it may be flaking off? She looks bad from the neck up and even her minimal Meghan-like hair doesn’t work. Terrible.

  47. Sarah says:

    Anyone else think it’s funny Tom Cruise is almost as tall as Kate in heels? Isn’t he like 5’7”?

    • Jan90067 says:

      He does wear lifts in ALL of his shoes.

    • susan says:

      was waiting for someone to mention this!!! They *say* he is 5’7″ although he’s actually about 5’5″. He’s wearing heels plus lifts-he’s standing like Donald Trump, the forward lean that happens when the wedge is too high to balance properly.

  48. MsIam says:

    I thought people weren’t supposed to touch royalty? Did Kate snatch her hand from Tom Cruise like she did the black woman in Jamaica? Nobody pushed Tom away like Edward did the black man in the train station? Was there outrage like when Michelle Obama put her arm around the queen? Do tell! Anyway, I’m sure Kate and Tom had lots to talk about regarding Botox and fillers. And maybe William left his dress shoes at the other house and didn’t have time to go get them. It looks like he’s wearing slippers.

    • Nick G says:

      ….and no yowling yet from Piers Morgan like when LeBron put his arm around her.

    • JaneBee says:

      The craziness with her left eyebrow – it’s on a totally different angle to the other and permanently raised. Looking at it makes my face muscles ache.

    • susan says:

      they are slippers. made of velvet. it’s a pretty decadent look.

  49. Hyrule Castle says:

    She wore that dress, with that boat neck type styling, on the wedding anniversary date of Harry & Meghan?
    Cause it has very similar characteristics to Meghan’s wedding dress, both of them combined.
    Sleekness of the after dress, boat neck of the actual gown.
    It’s the first thing I saw, given the date Kate wore it.

    • girl_ninja says:

      Mmmmm hmmmm…I noticed that too. Kate is OBSESSED. And she doesn’t even come close, she’s not even last in line.

  50. Pierre Lecouteur says:

    Since the Carribean Tour.

    • SAS says:

      I noticed them on the Flop Tour- they’re very well done but she’s clearly gone past the point of being able to deny any cosmetic procedures (if she wishes to).

    • Cee says:

      Oh, she got the way before the flop tour. I noticed them straight away because I have very similar lips to hers and her top lip grew some fullness overnight. IMHO this is the only cosmetic enhancement properly done – even her teeth are out of proportion.

  51. Julia K says:

    Sleek and sexy, a good change up for her. The dress was altered to remove see through mesh panels in back, so add the special changes to the final cost of the dress. $$$$$ She looks good here, and I agree that the new hair do is too severe for her. She looks tired. Earrings are wow!!

  52. J. Ferber says:

    MsIam, As others have said, the rule must be that black people can’t touch royals, but still very much not a racist family.

  53. Lizzie says:

    I think keen, or someone, got the styling right. This is the best dress I’ve seen her wear in a long while. Is her makeup too harsh? That may be the reason for looking haggard. My sweet daughter as a teen once graciously told me that I wasn’t pretty enough to wear a center part. It hadn’t occurred to me that you had to be pretty for a center part to work but that could be what’s why keens sleek hair is aging her.

  54. LTanya Spearman says:

    What she wore was exact copy of queen Maxima (2017) Roland Mouret design: https://twitter.com/marhobby2007/status/1527444393719996417
    On that note: Boring and no originality….

  55. Yasmine says:

    A huge reason her face looks so gaunt is the really bad contouring. Who does her make up?!!? Because they literally drew a line on the side of her cheekbones that makes them look like they’re sagging. The profile pic here shows you the line is not even blended: https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/kate-middleton/kate-middleton-prince-william-top-gun-maverick-london-premiere And I agree with ppl, the copyKat of Megan’s style is so single white female and creeeeepy AF

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Ooh yes, her makeup was dreadful. I wonder if she did it herself because it looks quite similar to her wedding day makeup, which was also terrible and done by her (after wiping off the MUA’s work).

    • Becks1 says:

      Kate’s makeup is what makes me afraid of trying to contour my own face, bc I know I would think I looked amazing and in reality I would have these big contour lines all over my face LOL.

    • SnoodleDumpling says:

      And her left cheek looks like she didn’t bother to blend her blush either. It’s a literal circle.

    • Windows says:

      The patronizing look on W’s face at Tom in that photo. Yikes.

  56. Zut Alors says:

    So she didn’t recoil from Tom Cruise’s touch I take it?

  57. LTanya Spearman says:

    The dress is the exact copy of Queen Maxima 2017 Roland Mouret design: https://twitter.com/marhobby2007/status/1527444393719996417
    That being said, the dress show no originality and boring…

  58. Beach Dreams says:

    The dress itself is nice, but it’s unflattering on Kate in the same way as that blue ball gown she wore in the Bahamas. It emphasizes her upper body a little too much. No words for those nightmarish un-Photoshopped pictures. There were quite a lot of them floating around 😬

    Also yikes the vibes with Kate were off. VERY different demeanor from the Bond premiere and it even seemed like she didn’t want to be there at times. I feel like she and Will probably fought, because in a car arrival shot his jaw is *very* clenched and she’s got this weirdly blank look on her face.

    Also saw a brief video of Cruise helping her and William truly didn’t notice it at all. He was very focused on awkwardly greeting other people, waving to the crowd, and fidgeting something fierce even by his standards. It’s like she wasn’t even there.

    • Lady D says:

      In the video just before Tom helped Kate up the stairs, William looked behind himself towards the blonde lady in the top pic with them. When he looked away his face wore the exact same look it wore when he was watching Rose and Kate greet each other at the art fundraiser, with clasped hands, head down and blushing. Does anyone know who she is or how far off base my theory is?

    • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

      I just commented above wondering why Kate didn’t smile. She seemed kind of sad which is a bummer because this is the most important elegant she has looked in years. Ain’t no title worth your happiness, girl. Her face looks so aged. Meghan is older, had children in late 30s and went through a health crisis not too long ago and still looks so…full of life. What the heck is going on with Kate?

  59. Louise says:

    Anyone notice that Wills was basically wearing slippers? Little boy slippers with a plane on them!!!

    • PrincessK says:

      Those kind of velvety slipper/shoes are quite stylish. If I had the money I would get pairs done for my family members with our crest embroidered on them.

  60. gah says:

    I think she looks fine in this dress.

    I can’t believe how excruciatingly bad her makeup is though. the eyeliner, the bronzer, the contour it’s truly amateur.

    WHO lets her go out like this? also it’s fascinating to see her not photoshopped. I don’t like to comment on women’s choices wrt their bodies/faces but this woman has chosen to make her botox and hairpieces a ghost part of her persona. sooooo wow. I’ve never seen a 40 yo woman look like this who also gets all the things done that she so clearly does.

    I suppose you get the face you deserve has never been more true.

    I’m 42 ftr and got my first botox/fillers last year so no shade on it. I hated botox in my forehead and am glad it’s gone. I think I might get fillers again. under eye and a tiny amount in my lips. I’m trying the face marathon stuff from instagram this month tho to see if I can avoid the needles 😉

  61. KrystinaJ says:

    The dress reminds me of the one Reese Witherspoon wore to the 2015 Oscars. Just switch which part is black, and which part is white. (Link to show the dress: https://www.thecelebritydresses.com/reese-witherspoon-white-and-black-formal-dress-oscars-2015-red-carpet-tcd6067.html )

  62. SourcesclosetoKate says:

    She’s got butch arms not that in today’s society it’s a bad thing. Her face is drooping like curtains, I think the loose facial skin is a combination of cheek reduction she got years ago and weightloss, it’s not normal for her age, she’s been skinny all her life.

    • SourcesclosetoKate says:

      I was just looking at Jennifer Connelly from the top gun premiere. She is 51. Ten years older than Kate and her cheeks don’t look like that! The only way is at some point kate got surgical intervention, got fat sucked out of the apples of her cheeks at some point and now is seeing the loose skin dangeling. Her cheeks use to look like skinny or not Janet Jackson’s.

      • Cee says:

        There’s a popular procedure done, sometimes by dentists, by which buccal fat is removed. I talked to my sister about it and she said that, as a dentist, she can’t fully recommend it, especially when done young. Skin loses collagen as we age and nothing can fully stop it, and the removal of fat (especially when someone is already slim) will only reinforce the lack of it once skin begins to sag.

  63. Dal says:

    I thought she wasn’t allowed to wear black? Or was that just when it mattered?

  64. JustBitchy says:

    I thought the look was her best all year

    1. It’s a direct copy of Maxima -best not to closely copy that magpie or you will lose
    2. Earrings were a miss IMO. chunky diamond drops would have been divine. Since she likes to “leverage” other folks’ looks she could have “leaned in” on Princess Amalia who had gorgeous earrings for her first official duty – the graduated emerald cut danglers. More modern and innovative. But alas that is not Keen
    3. She is very thin – I hope that is not helping me like the look so much. Even with 10-15lb it would be her best look.
    4 photo shopped vs normal photos are wow different

  65. Elsa says:

    I wonder if there is a way to dislike Kate without picking apart her looks? Why the meanness about her shoulders. Her neck. Her hair. Her skin. Her arms. The amount of detail used to disparage a woman’s looks is really problematic. All women deal with it every day.

    • Zoochy says:

      Her “pick me” attitude, rudeness and jealousy to other women, lack of work ethic, constantly wasting taxpayer money on filling her wardrobe with ugly designer duds, arrested development, ignorance and tone deafness, choosing to display racist artwork in her home (and having to hide it from President Obama when he visited)… that enough?

    • TurquoiseGem says:

      I’ll just describe Kate as coming across all chaff and no wheat, all husk and no corn.

      She emits no inner light, has zero allure, and gives off no warmth or hint of hidden depth of character.

      She can try to look like Meghan all she wants but it just emphasises the many non-appearance related areas in which Kate is sorely lacking. She just keeps on giving off A Woman of No Substance vibes.

    • Dalek8 says:

      No. Because she doesn’t deserve any grace from us.
      I’m going to say it clearly, most of the time I wouldn’t say anything bad about another woman’s looks and I love to say don’t do to others what you wouldn’t want them to do to you but the thing here is, this woman did damage to another woman and took a great pleasure with her people to diminish her in every single way possible.
      So No, she deserves all the bad comments, she has no decency and she clearly is not a good person. So if people want to speak about her collapsing face at the age of 40, her skeleton vibes of body, then be it.
      I don’t have all women’s back, I’m not into the white feminism nonsense where weirdly when white women are awful we still need to have their backs no matter what but these same women are ready to demonize black and brown women at every single occasion to benefit white supremacy. Let’s not forget they keep calling a the white pristine English Rose for a reason.
      So, NO.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        100% Dalek8. Kate herself has encouraged the gross ‘regal, elegant English rose’ discourse and I will always bring up her deliberate choice to wear that skin-tight D&G green dress (as tight as this one) with a post-partum Meghan at Wimbledon 2019. Kate NEVER wore skin-tight clothing like that to Wimbledon before and she never wore any after that day. I have no reservations about discussing how horrible she looks.

      • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

        Kate offers nothing but her body, her hair, her fashion. Her embiggening campaigns center around her whiteness and thinness and clothing. So, what the heck are we supposed to comment on? Her Keen Institute for Poor British Kids That Can’t Read Good?

      • Mia1066 says:

        Also she has her fav royal pap photoshop her pics to hide how bad she looks. We rarely see unshopped pics of her now. Let’s not forget the ultra shopped glamour shoot at Phillip’s funeral where she had HER pap positioned to take the pics. And if you’re going to steal the woman’s style that you were partly responsible for driving to suicidal ideation you get everything and more. Oh and let’s not forget making a photo shoot of going to a murdered woman’s memorial, unmasked when masking was essential. The list of how dreadful she is is endless. Honestly I no longer care if she’s suffering because karma.

      • swirlmamad says:

        Golf claps for this statement. Hear, hear!!

      • FeministYeah says:

        Alla this.

    • Lizzie says:

      I wonder if there is a way to comment on the post instead of disparaging the comments of others here.

      • Dalek8 says:

        I wonder what you are doing right now…you could also have minded your business. No one insulted anyone if you can’t handle people disagreeing with you then the internet is not for you and go touch some grass I guess. When you are defending a person who literally made her thing to benefit from the harassment and hatred of a Mixed raced woman then is trying to literally completely erase her to copy her in a sinister way, something is wrong with you. And the funny thing is how I don’t think many of you realize that. White Feminist are really good gaslighters.

    • sourcesclosetokate says:

      I find it interesting how she dresses the botox and everything because she has the best that the world can buy, she is wealthy. And we are curious. She is not very straightforward with what she does, so it makes us all the more wondering. The rf are a billion dollar industry spent on only ONE family, imagine, and even William didn’t want to share that billion with his own brother, so they are looking very greedy. And besides why can’t we talk about her clothes, her aging, her beauty treatments why does she and society at large have to hide the fact that women want to look good. She has never spoken out about being insecure about her looks, her speakers talk about how she is such “a natural” and “perfect” so why is we discussing it such a bad thing. She obviously wanted to be talked about, she wanted fame or she wouldn’t have married one of the most famous people on earth.

    • Nic919 says:

      Honestly this woman was ok with her sister in law being driven to suicidal thoughts while pregnant. No dress will ever make up for that evil behaviour.

      • notasugarhere says:

        This woman and her awful family actively HELPED push her sister in law to the brink of suicide. It wasn’t even that Kate sat on the sidelines and didn’t help – she was one of the main instigators.

  66. Zoochy says:

    Is it me or is Tom Cruise morphing into Dennis Quaid?

  67. Margaret says:

    The look doesn’t work for me. I do not like the white bandage across her chest. It might be OK if there was white elsewhere, like a black and white purse and/or shoes, or necklace, but the only white is the white bandage. Her overall appearance with the tight black dress and straight long dark hair with centre part reminds me of Morticia Addams. And William’s brothel creepers with little planes embroidered on them were just… odd.

    • kirk says:

      Margaret – Agreed. Actually I think Billy’s little embroidered planes are intended to match Katy’s bandage.

  68. Nedsdag says:

    Although a better look than the gold monstrosity she wore for a previous royal premiere, she looks like a villainess from a Marvel movie. Also, William looks like the type of villain Tom defeats in his MI movies.

    Although Tom is 20 years older than Skull & Bones, they all look like they’re attending their 40th Anniversary high school reunion.

  69. Twinkle says:


  70. Bethany says:

    Didn’t Meghan get shamed online for wearing something off the shoulders once? So, it is okay if Kate is doing it?

  71. February Pisces says:

    I think it’s a great look. Anything that doesn’t involve skater skirt coat dresses, buttons, ugly fascinators or her sausage curl hair is a win. But it’s definitely inspired by someone? 🤔 looks like her ‘Meghan moodboard manifestation’ (or MMM) is finally paying off.

  72. Sour Pasoa says:

    1st and 5th pic clearly show, he is not wearing slippers. They’re (maybe gu$$i??) mocassins, as I know them.

    Just inlarge the pics

    • Yasmine says:

      Yeah I was surprised at the slippers comment. It’s a type of loafer and I’ve seen this style usually worn with a tux. I’m from Western Asia (used to be called Middle East, but we don’t like using that colonial term anymore) and I’ve seen dudes wear these for glam events with cropped pants, so that the design at the front is visible. Italian dudes wear them too and pull them off well. It’s just baldie here who has the charisma of a wet blanket in his clown slippers.

  73. usavgjoe says:

    It’s more than likely true, that Will and Kate are on the outs. For those who read astrological charts, marital problems and possible divorce shows up “Big Time” in both William and Kate’s natal charts. I know the BM, RR, and the RF hate this, but H&M actually have natal charts that are favorable to them growing old together, if they choose to nurture their relationship. I’m not just saying that because I support H&M, but it’s true.
    Who the BM should be watching is Will and Kate, there is definitely a siren sounding off on their fading relationship. I saw some videos and the photos from Kate and William’s appearance at the “Maverick” Premiere last night in London. William seemed a bit confused when he posed with Tom Cruise and people applauded (not sure who was applauding who, I guess) but, he grabbed for the applauses any way, with his waving. Apart from William still “all in his feelings” and a bit “shook” from his “Booing” experience at the FA Cup Finals, the two would rarely look at one another. I know the BM and the RR were looking for solid “PDA” photos to talk up, tout and plaster across social media — but, it just was not there. It looked like Kate was more engaging with Tom Cruise in the photos, than with William. Tom helped Kate up the red carpet steps in the video and photos; in another stair photo William made NO attempt to help Kate up the stairs, and it had more steps. A bigger chance for her to trip and fall in her “Morticia Addams – bottomed styled gown”. William was smiling at some of the actors. There was one photo where William had his hand on her back, but he did not look at her. There is one photo where it looked like they were holding hands but if you enlarge the photo, William is barely clasping her hand. William spent most of the time walking ahead of her… because you know, he will be KING someday. At one point (in one of the videos) he tried channeling Harry (you know how graciously Harry, has other famous and high-ranking people greet him and Meghan both at the same time)… in doing so he basically pulled Kate’s arm towards Tom Cruise, so she could meet him first – but that move was a total after thought. Face the facts…William wants out of the marriage, and as time passes and they’re still together, as the tabloids will feverishly proclaim to the mountain tops in fiery indignation — he’s going to start making it clear he does not want to be married anymore. In William’s astrological chart it shows he is a very impatient person when it comes to getting what he wants. Kate does want to save her marriage. William not so much… he probably is counting on QE2 to grant him a divorce before she passes away, hoping to “look legit” for his ascension to the throne through the eyes of the British people. William wants to ascend to the throne with another woman by his side… without the flack and jeering that the British public gives his father, about Camilla. The only thing is that there is a chance QE2 won’t allow him to divorce, because she knows the British Monarchy is skating on very, very, very thin ice… to allow that will be one more nail in it’s coffin. Charles will most likely be the one to grant them to divorce, when he becomes King.

    Both William and Kate are experiencing major Karmic shifts in there lives.
    “Now is the winter of our discontent.” William Shakespeare – “Richard III”

    • Thea says:

      Fascinating. What does Kate’s chart show if there is divorce?

    • Harper says:

      I love these astrological analyses. Thanks @usavgjoe. It feels reflective of what we can see with our own eyes. I’m wondering if Kate’s stressed and skinny look is because William has already ended it officially between them, but she has to play along for a certain amount of time to earn a specific payout or terms–financial or house or title-wise. The knowledge that the news of their separation will break at some point could be what is eating Kate up inside.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Do you remember the early astrology charts done about these two, before the great whitewashing after the engagement announcement? Many were truthful about how W&K are a horrible match. There was also the AstroAmerica set of newsletters around the time of their engagement announcement and wedding. How they are together only out of fear and hate, clinging to a fellow user because they cannot function in the real world. He was scarily accurate about the exact date of their first son’s birth (before Kate was even pregnant), how W&K will lazily abandon their children to their royal fate, and how George will turn out paranoid and the new Howard Hughes. If you search you can still find them in pdf online.

  74. Sofia says:

    I think she looks great! Sleek and simple but works. However I really dislike the makeup and thinks it makes her look “harsh”. Reminds me of her wedding makeup actually (Did she do her own makeup here as well then?!?!).

  75. [insert_catchy_name] says:

    I like the dress and it fits her well, but as always, she just looks so awkward and the clothes wear her. I like the earrings but not with that dress. Hair and makeup meh.

  76. Ipetgoat2 says:

    I don’t think she looks good, and Tim cruise is a tiny little loser. That’s all

    • Yasmine says:

      Your comment made me laugh. It’s like: aaaaand they’re all trash, THE END.

    • Liz in A says:

      She looks haggard with very dry depleted skin. Some better skin care products and makeup are so badly needed, professionally applied. She looks older than she is, tired, and dated.

  77. MY3CENTS says:

    I’m just trying to decided who’s more botoxed and injectioned- Kate or Tom?
    Well at least she’ll finally have something to talk about which she understands.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Heeheehee…that’s awesome. It would be a conversation she would be an expert in! No note cards needed. No need to bring up George loving this or that. Botox is her bailiwick!

  78. L4Frimaire says:

    It’s an ok look, definitely more low key than the Bond glitter bomb. I think with the tube dress, long earrings, long straight hair she just looks dragged down and tired. She definitely wants to showcase her thinness but there is something off about the look. She works out a lot, her arms are so ripped. I guess Kate wants to remind us that she has shoulders as well, and Mouret is a designer Meghan has worn a lot. However, a black monochrome doesn’t look that great on her in general. William has fighter planes embroidered on his shoes, which is kind of cute, but no one pays any attention to him because he’s a cad.

  79. candy says:

    The top looks like a bandage. Would have been better as a simple strapless.

  80. Doc says:

    Williams’s shoes look like they may be Gucci. Kate looks like a washed up has been. No younger man will want her. She is too old fashion and has nothing in that head of hers. No ideas, plans, etc. William is realizing more and more that he married a plain Jane with no goals,
    ideas or real life ambitions except to be queen or her pregnant when she feels things are getting bad in her marriage. Kate doesn’t stimulate William’s mind. She doesn’t make him to want to be a better man, husband or father. She’s boring and doesn’t make him work for her love and affection. Every man wants a chase and excitement. He’s bored with the simpleton and deep down is jealous of Harry and has always been because people love and gravitate to Harry naturally. William is jealous that Harry has found a compatible, loving, bright, intelligent wife and he wants that as well. William wants some excitement in his life when all Kate gives is ‘vanilla’. Nothing different. I’d be bored too and cheat.

  81. AmelieOriginal says:

    I really like this dress on her, even more than the James Bond gold dress she wore to No Time To Die (I liked that dress a lot, just did not like the huge pileup of hair she chose for that gown). It’s very sleek, minimalist, and doesn’t take attention away from the rest of the cast. It also is tailored to her really well I don’t mind her straight hair parted down the middle, it’s an improvement over the usual long waves she favors. I also really like her earrings too. And yes I see the resemblances to Meghan’s fashion and I do wonder about that. This whole look is a winner and I’m not a Kate fan, but I have to hand it to her when she pulls together a great look. I did notice she seemed to have a booty all of a sudden but there seems to be another post about that so I’ll wander over there and read all the conspiracy theories lol.

    • notasugarhere says:

      The middle part and straight extensions are too harsh and only emphasize the harshness of her face. The tailoring is awful on this. The dozens of horizontal pulls across the dress show it was tailored too small, along with the weird bulges where the black meets the white band. As I wrote elsewhere, the designer likely sent over a properly tailored dress. Kate had her stylists take it in, take it in, to make it far too tight to show off the fake bum pads. No designer would be proud of how awful this looks on her.

  82. Kate that night doesn’t look good indeed. She looks haggard and very aged. Her make-up was oily and it didn’t hide the many lines on her face. Her straight hair with the middle part pulls her face down long. The gown is ok but she doesn’t have the oomph to carry it well.

  83. AJ says:

    When watching the videos I was struck by how much more chemistry she had with Tom than her own husband!

  84. Janice Hill says:

    Did William forget about this engagement? He dressed so quickly that he forgot to change out of his bed slippers. Sorry, I have never warmed to loafers with formal wear. I said this previously this week about Kate’s outfits: Someone put some jewelry on that woman. An opera length chain or pearls… A brooch from the royal collection… Something… Anything.

  85. Ann says:

    I am not a Tom Cruise fan but good for him for being a gentleman with the steps. An aside — I also read WKW to learn more about her dress and jewelry (because I love dresses and jewelry.)

    It mentioned that William wore “velvet slippers” to the premiere. WHAT? Eew.

    • Murphy says:

      Velvet slippers (and jacket) are his thing. Like his father with double breasted coats, the slippers are his formal signature. And these ones were monogramed with jets!

  86. Eggbert says:

    There’s something off with the tailoring of the white band part. Along the bottom line above the boobs outwards towards the armpits there’s a weird rippling or something that I keep getting distracted by. But overall it’s one of her best dresses.

  87. Murphy says:

    It was a great look for Tom, whether he knew Bill would be so hands off and practically hand her to him-who knows.

    Kate’s dress and hair looked great but her face was looking rough. I feel bad as a woman saying that but it’s all I can think of when I look at those photos.

  88. TangerineTree says:

    Camilla, Kate & Ford Fiesta are all starting to resemble each other. Thats what decades of grasping, cruelty, and pettiness will do to a person.

  89. Ellie says:

    You can hate her, I guess, but that doesn’t make it okay to body shame her, regardless of what she’s done or alleged to have done. This is or was supposed to be a feminist site.

    • SuzieQ says:

      Normally, I’d agree, but she’s all appearance, no substance. It’s not as if we can debate the details of her philanthropy — it’s all listening, learning, no delivering.
      Someone doesn’t buy mountains of expensive designer clothes to go unnoticed and unremarked upon.
      And from my relatively short time on the site, it seems most commenters are shocked and concerned by Kate’s thinness. I don’t think it’s concern trolling — I think there’s a genuine desire for her to get help.
      That said, she was a total mean girl to Meghan and, as others have pointed out, stood back and benefited from the racism heaped on her sister-in-law, so she’s not going to get a lot of sympathy here.
      Her copying of Meghan is also just weird.

    • JD says:

      She’s a nasty piece of gristle and that’s what she now looks like. Same with how William has morphed. She can dress however she wants. She’s still a horrible human being.

    • notasugarhere says:


    • Haylie says:

      Like the super feminist way Kate told a racist lie to bully her sister in law to the point of suicidal ideation while she was pregnant?

      If the worst think that happens to Kate is people calling her old or haggard after the psychological abuse she heaped on another woman with the backing of the entire British press and the royal family, it still won’t be a fraction of what she truly deserves.

      Sorry, not sorry. Convenient feminism for white women only is a massive scam.

    • Nic919 says:

      Remember when Kate couldn’t be bothered to wear black because she doesn’t support women? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

    • swirlmamad says:

      I don’t stan for selfish, bigoted women who hate other women.

    • kirk says:

      Dear @Ellie – I believe the commenters who are, as you say, “body shaming” her, are coming from a place where they don’t want their taxes to support a woman who squanders £££ ($$$) on beauty treatments and clothes without providing commensurate value in return.

      Since I’m American who is not taxed to support BRF, my purpose in listening to others is to view Katy as an object lesson. As an aging older woman I wonder whether botox and fillers would help me look better. Based on Kate’s lumpy face, it’s a no.

  90. tamsin says:

    When I first saw the pictures of the premiere on line, the first image that popped into my head was Meghan in her red dress accompanying Harry at his last appearnce as Captain General of the marines. Same silhouette as the red dress, and the same sleek straight hair with dangly earrings. I think it’s the hair and earrings that make it a cosplay- many women wear this dress silhouette. Given that, I thought Kate looked good, although at first the white on the dress made me think it looked like a band-aid and wished it were a little wider. But I like the dress, and Kate wore it well. I remember a teal RM worn by Meghan and that picture was posted a lot after Meghan and Harry became a couple. Meghan definitely had a great bum there. I think Kate looked very nice from the back, and I have no thoughts on whether there was padding or not, but I do remember seeing her in other outfits, both skirts and trousers, photographed from the back and thinking she was very flat. I recognize the look because I’m flat as a pancake at the back myself. Thinking back to pictures of Pippa at the wedding and how she looked from behind, both women look the same.

  91. Kkat says:

    She’d probably do well with Tom, she’s already a good stepford wife.

    I just read he’s worth half a billion, so mansions, shopping and all the premier’s she wants.

    His last wife was named Kate so it would be easy for him to remember her name

  92. notasugarhere says:

    Coming in late but this is a terrible look on her. She tried to go ‘sexy’ with a too-tight long dress, which is why she couldn’t walk up the steps by herself. Dress is both too tight and too long. The fit around the bust is awful where the white meets the black, as if there is too much black fabric but the white contrast fabric wasn’t sewn in the correct place. Definitely not a winning look. Interesting these photos were released without photoshopping so we can see the real Kate.

  93. Naptime says:

    Unpopular opinion, but I think this is the best she’s ever looked period, including her wedding day. That being said, the look isn’t flawless. You can see her tan lines around her shoulder area, but not sure what she could’ve done about that.

    • notasugarhere says:


      • Philly says:

        Im genuinely curious as to how can you possibly interpret naptime’s comment as trolling? I’m hoping your comment has appeared in the wrong place, otherwise it seems like you’re trying to get any faintly positive comment removed.

      • LizMcB says:

        @ Philly – she has history.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Given her history, yes, easy for me to tell this was a trolling comment from Naptime. Along with all of the other new or nearly new posters on here insisting this is the best Kate has ever looked. The Kate stans (AKA Meghan haters) repeatedly try to take over CB because they hate that Kaiser calls out W&K for their actions. That’s why some of us are vigilant about those posters.

      • swirlmamad says:

        They are running rampant on Twitter — even more so than normal, insisting how AMAZING Keen looks and doing the most to insist that William couldn’t keep his eyes off of her, and of course, she’d accept gallant Tom’s hand and there’s nothing to see here as to why William couldn’t assist his own wife first. When these types of events happen and the photos come out it’s like clockwork how the stans manage to find their way over here to try to ruin our vibe.

      • Nic919 says:

        Anytime the word stunning is used it is a troll. Because no one serious can say that she looked stunningly beautiful, which is the implication. She looked rough before the photoshop photos showed up. Anyone else would have been ripped apart for critique but her status as spouse of William and being white protects her.

      • Philly says:

        Thanks for clarifying, on face value it looked like an inane but inoffensive comment.

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      Nap time
      Kate looks bad here. Meaning she isn’t photoshopped. She looks tired, bored and dull. Stunning is just the wrong description.

      Her makeup and hair were not done well. Her black dress is “against protocol.” Her posture is poor. And even her husband won’t look at her or touch her to help her up the stairs.

      You can say nice things, but your opinion of her is so OTT it does seem like you’re a major fan of a woman that accomplishes nothing and bullies many other women continuously.

  94. JRenee says:

    Much better than those coat dresses. I’m not going to critique anything else. Just burn those coat dresses Kate

    • Kalana says:

      I see three morally compromised, very privileged people. All three of them use people in ways that are horrible.

      The Cambridges really don’t mind looking so cozy with a Scientologist? Tom may be a cult leader but I guess that’s better than Jeffrey Epstein.

      Edit: I didn’t mean this as a reply to @JRenee.

  95. FeministYeah says:

    She looks like an aged athlete in that dress.
    It’s be nice if 1)she wasn’t so sinewy 2)those actually were her minimal curves. They’re not. She’s padded.

    And she needs to go easy on the facial fillers or do something about the sagging, because she’s gonna look cray cray in 5 years or less if she goes down this path.

    Also it looks like the BRF knows it will no longer be supported by the mainstream, so theyre ok hedging their bets on the lunatic side of their fandom (scientology plus, I guess, they’ll soon do overtures with right-leaning US celebrities).

    I mean, were I to go to a very fancy party, I’d like my waitress to be wearing what Kate’s wearing. This look has been DONE. My feelings would be tremendously hurt if my face and body were only ever celebrated when I don’t look like what I naturally look like but, hey, her haggard face, her choice.

  96. MarqueeMoon says:

    I think it’s the best she’s ever looked, the way she looked at Tom Cruise gave her a glow she’s never really had before…
    I remember Diana wearing a similar dress, but I genuinely like this on her, the sleeker mid part hair and the sleeker dress design … I do think she is unhealthily thin which is sad, but objectively , this is one of her best looks

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      There was a black velvet gown that was better. The dynasty gown was better. A teal lace gown was better.

      This is a bad look. Not in the worst pile, but objectively this is bad. The styling, the padding, the posture is all poor. And when you look back at all the other times Kate has walked a red carpet this appears to be one of the worst looks.

      • notasugarhere says:

        It IS a bad look, one of her worst. The dress is too tight and too long, she cannot even walk in it. So overly tight it is pulling in two dozen horizontal lines across her body which is a clear sign of poor tailoring. Keen must have demanded ‘tighter, tighter’ from the household staff re-tailoring this from what the designer sent. The strange fold/bulge where the black meets the white is also poorly done. Her husband doesn’t care if she falls flat on her face, he might even want that to happen. It was down to truly awful human being Cruise to help her.

  97. JT says:

    I know I’m late to the party in the comments but I hope the blond lady in the 4th & 5th pictures becomes a meme, her expression is hilarious. I also didn’t read all the comments so if this has been mentioned already please ignore my comment.

  98. Naptime says:

    @Notasugarhere and @LIzmcb

    I find it hilarious that you say I have “history” when I’ve made perhaps 2-3 comments ever on Celebitchy. I’ve been reading this site for more than 10 years.

    I understand that there are Kate trolls on here, but I am not one of them. I am very much pro-Sussex. I dare you to find one negative thing I’ve ever said on here.

    Also, my original comment was nice-nasty. I think she looks nice despite her tan lines. If I was a crazy stan, I wouldn’t even be capable of that type of criticism.

    Therefore, you need to check yourself before you label people like me as trolls because I’m not one of them.

  99. Kitt1 says:

    Kate looks sleek here. But not fun. And this is a movie premiere which means the behind the scene prep work by KP staff was more intense than the usual PR for school and charity visits.

    This body hugging style is popular among the aging Real Housewives and 50-60 yo charity socialite set. It’s to showcase their skinniness when the majority of regular women who are post babies or are pre/post menopausal are dealing with weight gain and loss of fitness. Of course, regular women have bigger things to contend with and don’t have chef, fitness instructor, stylists, beauticians, etc on staff. These celebrities are forever locked in a permanent beauty contest.

    A better fashion comparison is to look at Queen Maxima wearing similar Mouret style, but in a jumpsuit. 51 yo Maxima has a natural style and can dress up/down, edgy or classic because she has confidence and seems happier within her gilded cage. She wears the clothes, not the other way around. Maxima is not reed thin, but she looks great at 51, better than Kate and many of the socialites. Maxima isn’t trying to be a sylph like cloth hanger, because when it comes to style, women like Michelle Obama, Hillary or even Queen Maxima are more than what they wear.

    It maybe that Kate at 40 who voluntarily locked herself in a gilded cage with a bully is having second thought. Will certainly is shaping up to be the tyrant he promised to grow into. Will lost his sense of humor and what’s left is a resentful, grudge bearing baby Huey of a man.

    Looking at the photos, what’s stand out more than anything is the desperate need to be liked and admired by the public.

  100. MangoAngelesque says:

    “Sleek, or boring?”

    Answer: yes.

    The dress is sleek, she is boring.

    And of course Tom was a gentleman with her. For all anyone says about him, just about every woman who has worked with him talks about how nicely he has treated them, all the way back to Elisabeth Shue. And any red-carpet veteran knows how to properly behave when accompanied by a woman in heels. William is just a clod.

  101. Sharon Moore says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading this post and comments.
    Then I jumped over to Twitter to check on what is being posted there and how people are reacting.
    Is it my imagination, or have the photos of Kate at the premiere posted on the recent different websites and media been photoshopped or airbrushed?
    They definitely look much different from the original photos posted here directly after the event.

    • Nic919 says:

      They definitely photoshop her photos. Usually if you catch video of the event or early photos released you see the real life look. Then within an hour or so the airbrushed photos show up in the DM and other tabloids part of the invisible contract.

  102. J. Ferber says:

    Sharon, I looked at Page Six and Us Magazine and Kate’s pictures have her looking as haggard as in the originals, so I don’t know. But somehow William looked happy in some photos to be with the movie stars, I guess.

    • Kit says:

      If Kate had wore red here she would have looked like a carbon of Megan, v strange odd woman …..

  103. Veronica S. says:

    I’d have gone with a red lip, but otherwise it’s a great dress. No hate. She nailed this one.

  104. Over it says:

    I don’t really care what she is wearing this time,I am more interested in her facial expressions and her and Willy body language. Considering that story that came out recently in msn that we all agree has some truth to it as in these two are definitely not happy together, I want to know why they aren’t working on their body language? I am no body language expert but if I was theirs is screaming our relationship is space, lots and lots and lots of space.
    Not to mention she looked spaced out, Tom appears to be talking to her but she seems to be on something. She is there in body or what’s left of it but her mind isn’t at this event. As for Willy, he would make the worst kind of Disney prince, he is the complete opposite. Imagine blanking your gentleman/husband duties and another man having to step in and show you how to be a real Prince Charming/gentleman

    • Likeyoucare says:

      i have a truth and simple answer for you.
      They both are lazy stupid ass.
      They know and paid for the british medias and bots to write over the top headline news for them.
      They do not need to work on their body language or study their patronage.
      They are set for live.

  105. Over it says:

    If Kate has an ass, I have a money tree in my garden.so I guess we both hoping, wishing and lying

  106. kelleybelle says:

    Her arms are shades of Madonna’s. Maniacally working out. Zero body fat. The dress could’ve been a wee bit shorter to show off some killer shoes or something. The bottom is a mess. Does this count as “work,” attending movie premieres?