Carole Middleton wore a Boden jumpsuit & denim jacket to Wimbledon

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The Duchess of Cambridge has not shown up in the first four days of Wimbledon. It’s like I’ve said for years now – as soon as Kate got what she wanted, the patronage of Wimbledon, she rarely makes appearances at the tennis matches. She successfully pushed out the Duke of Kent last year, and now Kate is the only active royal patron of Wimbledon. I believe the Queen is still a patron of record, but the Queen hates tennis and hasn’t been to Wimbledon in decades.

So in Kate’s absence and Queen Elizabeth’s absence, the true Queen of Salt Island came out to Wimbledon on Thursday. Carole Middleton arrived with her husband Mike, and they sat together on Center Court. It doesn’t look like they got seats in the Royal Box, which I’m sure irritates Carole to no end. I’m not entirely sure which matches they watched, but my guess is that they were there for Katie Boulter’s win over Karolina Pliskova (Boulter is a Brit) and probably Rafael Nadal’s match on Center Court too. Carole’s favorite, Roger Federer, is not playing Wimbledon this year.

For Thursday’s appearance, Carole wore a £150 jumpsuit from Boden. I don’t have an ID on the white jean jacket, but it offends me? I know the ‘80s revival is in full swing but that looks like a child’s jacket and white denim is tragique (in my opinion). Curiously, Carole wore a topaz necklace from Kiki McDonough for this appearance. Eagle-eyed British fashionistas noted that Kate wore the same necklace to actual royal events in years past. So did Carole borrow Kate’s necklace, or did Carole buy the same necklace for herself? If Carole is borrowing Kate’s clothing and jewelry for public outings, that’s kind of creepy?

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  1. Becks1 says:

    She looks a little cranky, wonder if she tried for the royal box and was told no? I don’t know the rules around that though.

    I think Kate will be at Wimbledon this weekend (I dont know the schedule though lol.) When did we last see her? She’s probably been away for a week or so and will come back nice and tan.

    ETA I just checked. We saw her on the 22nd/23rd (not sure which was the exact date of the visit) for the Cambridgeshire visit. Some said at the time she was going on vacation and I bet they were right.

    • Nic919 says:

      Since a lot of British players have been eliminated already, it’s likely she doesn’t show till the finals next weekend. Also her refreshing schedule has to be considered.

      • Jan90067 says:

        Doesn’t Keen only come for the MEN’S finals anyway? It’s not like we see her there that much anyone, only one day, two at most.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        She’s popped up at the women’s finals a handful of times in the past 6 years. I remember being very surprised when she appeared for the women’s semifinals in 2016.

    • Mustlovedogs says:

      @Becks1 I read your comment as —
      “She looks a little cranky, wonder if she tried for the royal BOTOX and was told no?” 😆

    • tamra says:

      She looks like she ate a $h!t sandwich and didn’t like the bread!

  2. ThatsNotOkay says:

    Hoo! Pippa’s face is in for unfortunate roads ahead.

    • KC says:

      Is it just me or does the lady in front to the right of Carole (basically in front of Mike) look like Pippa 20 years from now in the first photo? I mean, I know she has shades on but I wondered if she was some relation.

      • Siobhan says:

        I think she’s dressing too young for her age but that said I disagree a bit with everyone that says her face is bad – I think again for her age it’s just fine and normal looking. I think she just needs to improve her eye makeup a bit but really she just looks her age which is normal.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Nah Pippa is happy and living her best life. Her energies aren’t absorbed by the thankless task of pimping out her children.

    • MeganC says:

      She looks fine for her age and much better than she would with a face full of fillers and Botox.

      • Lamaitresse says:

        Really? To me that looks like a gross excess of alcohol, complex carbs, a cheeky cigarette or twenty, and not bad for 85. My mother is Irish, 83, has had to endure the harsh Canadian climate, and looks 20 years younger. She’s had two strokes and is still grieving for my father. Carole looked stunning at Waity Keens Wedding, and with better care for her health could look much more attractive.

      • Siobhan says:

        @lamaitresse – ok, no way does Carole look 85! If your mom is that old and looks 20 years younger then that’s amazing, but I don’t think that’s realistic for most people.

  3. Persephone says:

    “Tragique” is a good word to describe the outfit. Yikes.

    • Liz Version 700 says:

      Indeed the outfit is?!? So Mike is in a suit very business casual and Carole is in a jeans jacket and a jumpsuit that would fit in on any kids playground (but weirdly would also make nice granny curtains); did they know they were going to the same place? That is a junior high jacket on a granny nursery school student being taken to the park by dad when he gets home from work 🫢

    • BeanieBean says:

      It’s horrible! The jumpsuit’s style is ridiculous, the fabric print is ridiculous, & the whole thing is ill-fitting. The white jean jacket doesn’t go, due to color & style. The shoes have a really weird heel, and the blush color of the shoes doesn’t quite match the blush color of the bag. Well, OK, I think her sunglasses are nice enough. Mike seems to be a bit rumpled & not his usual natty self. None of his colors/fabrics go together, either. And as a couple, they neither match nor complement one another.

    • clomo says:

      Onesies are tough to pull off after two.

  4. Ginny says:

    I would be fine with this outfit if the jacket was another color…The bright white is just dissonant against the cream (or blush, or whatever it is) of the bag and shoes. Maybe a blush or blue blazer would have worked better.

  5. Wiglet Watcher says:

    If Carole is borrowing Items Kate has worn to work engagements that’s a big issue. Kate’s items are not hers. They are paid for with tax funds. Not private funds. And that means they cannot be used by civilians.
    It’s a rule the Midds pretended to comply with by issuing statements they bought copies, but now it’s too obvious kate is funding her family with Tax funded items for their own private use.

    I want to add Carole looks like hell here. No photoshop today.

    • Merricat says:

      +1–agreed on all points.

    • IRapunzel says:

      Just what i was coming here to say, Wiglet.

      The tax paid clothes and jewels are supposed to be for work only. This is shady as a redwood forest.

      • Nic919 says:

        Anything that is claimed for a tax deduction is something that should not be passed on the Carole. So that was a dumb comment and missed the point entirely.

        Plus let’s not joke about knickers when there is photo confirmation that she does not always wear undergarments for work related engagements.

      • Liz Version 700 says:

        Yes, yes and yes oh yes Wiglet Watcher

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      ITA -she looks rough AF. This is Khate is about 5 years at the rate she’s going.

      Give the ill fitting copy of the pink dress at Ascot – I think Carole is blagging copies of Khates clothes and jewelry either free or massively discounted. Its beyond creepy as FK but there is a long history of this with both Carol(e) and Pippa – if one got a freebie they all wanted one. Its like the downtown abbey set visit – Khate went first and then Carol(e) privately a few weeks later.

      We know where Khate get the stalking from.

      • JaneBee says:

        @DigitalUnicorn +1

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Carole could be getting sent a “gift” in a dress and also one in Kate’s size to pass along. We know for a fact this was done with this family before.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        I’d say more like 2-3 years, judging by unedited pics of Kate in the past few months.

    • Mumzy says:

      I’m wondering if, as an incentive to get her to wear their brand, certain places give Kate a “buy one officially (on record) and we’ll give you store credit, or duplicates of the same item for free off-record.” Then her Mom, or whomever, can also be outfitted, but for free and not on record anywhere.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yup, it’s not just creepy, it’s unethical & possibly criminal? I think the taxman would come after you if somebody in the US did that–write off work-related clothing expenses then loan them out to a relative for personal wear.

    • Cate says:

      Borrowing clothes in particular seems very sketchy. Jewels, I get that in some way that’s a bigger no-no, but jewels don’t get “worn out” or damaged at the same rate that clothing does. Especially as Kate and Carole are clearly different sizes, if Carole wears something of Kate’s she likely has to get it altered or she’s more likely to damage it (e.g. you sit down in a too tight piece of clothing and pop a seam a bit), shortening the life of the piece.

      I find it crazy that she is wearing these copies to such public events though. Surely she realizes people will notice and that it will lead to awkward questions and comparisons? If nothing else, I would not want to wear my super-thin daughter’s clothes b/c everyone would be saying how much “better” my daughter looked!

      • SomeChick says:

        It’s typically impossible to alter things to be larger. So whatever is happening, it isn’t that.

  6. Eurydice says:

    “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.” Oscar Wilde

    • Bettyrose says:

      All lies! Nah genetics are weird. Obviously age helps you appreciate your parents more if they were even halfway decent parents but each new generation has different lifestyles and nutrition standards so there’s a chance to be completely difficult.

      • Bettyrose says:

        LMAO! That should say *completely different* but you know what? It stands. Time for women to be difficult. And by that I mean loud and pissed off.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I am definitely completely difficult!

    • Lila says:

      A true tragedy is reinforcing and repeating these tragic ideas.
      There seems to be a lot of internalized misogyny in these responses.

      Kindness propagates kindness. We cannot create a better world for women if we become the same monsters we are trying to defeat.

    • Eurydice says:

      Actually, this was in reaction to Caroke’s expression of discontent in the first photo. It reminded me of Kate.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Gee, thanks, Oscar!

  7. Amy Bee says:

    I’m going to predict that Kate makes her first appearance at Wimbledon on the middle Sunday. It’s going to be the first time that they’re scheduling regular play on Middle Sunday so it’s going to be a big deal.

  8. Jan90067 says:

    Carole not only looks cranky and pissed off, but her she’s looking rather bloated and a little lumpy, both in body and face. She needs to cut back on the fillers. Frankly, I don’t think that jumpsuit is doing her other favors.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      She’s also cosplaying Meghan – Carol(e) doesn’t normally wear her hair straight like that.

      She dresses like Khate who dresses like Meghan – a therapist would have a field day with Mommy Dearest and Muttons,

  9. Mac.heath says:

    Prince Louis really resembles his maternal grandfather (forgot Kkkhate’s father’s name and can’t be bothered to look it up).

  10. Blithe says:

    I, um, love the jacket. I’ve been wearing jean jackets since middle school , and finally got a few in colors other than indigo, when I had a sundress binge, and wanted to look a bit more dressy. Yes, I fully recognize that having “dressy” and “regular “ Trucker jackets may raise serious questions. But love is love, and I’m kind of glad that a trucker jacket got welcomed at Wimbledon, and will be permanently enshrined in many photos. Lol

    • A says:

      💯 🙌

    • Wilma says:

      I love it too! I wear different coloured jeans jackets all the time.

    • Jan90067 says:

      I have the “usual” blue, a white one, black, and am eyeing a lovely green one (to wear with some white jeans and a white T to a summer get together. I prefer them over cardigans for a summer evening. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • L4Frimaire says:

      I actually think this look is very middle school. I swear it looks like Cat and Jack from Target, especially that print.

  11. Merricat says:

    Pucker up, William. This is the face of your future.

  12. Lila says:

    She’s got some strong grumpy cat energy going in that first picture!

  13. Zoochy says:

    Ah so mismatching the same colors is something else CarolE must have taught Kate. This is better suited for a Mommy and Me Christian Girl Fall brunch in the South than the Royal box at Wimbledon.

    • gah says:

      I LOVE this critique of the look. def sizes down for the 3-7 age group in say Charlotte NC. (no offense to the stylish women who also live there and would never.)

      • Zoochy says:

        I see this a lot among certain groups of ladies in the Midwest. They think they’re living the high life somewhere other than a suburban cornfield.

      • Lady D says:

        Zoochy, they should name a new burn ointment in your honour.

  14. Blujfly says:

    I’m bemused she’s now also shown up with flat, possibly chemically straightened hair. Is the Duchess of Cambridge capable of anything with mommy tagging along?

  15. TIFFANY says:

    I can totally see Bones being petty enough not to go because Serena played and although she didn’t make it out of the 1st round, Bones still waited to make sure Serena left Salt Island.

  16. Chaine says:

    Getting the face she deserves, that one. Kate will be next.

  17. Duchess of Hazard says:

    Boden. That is the Middletons‘ level. Seriously. Middle class, overly fussy and Blech. Since everything Kate wears reminds me of Boden or Joules anyway, they should stick to that.

  18. Seraphina says:

    I am just glad to see Paw Middleton alive. Been wondering where she keeps him locked up.

  19. Harper says:

    That is a sad sack combination of colors–cream, white, peach. I’m getting the impression that CarolE doesn’t have a wide range in her summer closet that allows her to mix and match well. She needs to invest in a capsule wardrobe in some classic shades, collected by someone who knows what they are doing, if she is going to continue to make these public appearances.

    Coupled with the disheveled Ascot look, CarolE is looking a lot less sharply dressed than in the past. Perhaps a little depression setting in as a result of a lessened influence over Burger King?

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Something’s definitely going on. She seemed irked at the seats she and her family were given at the Jubilee concert, then she was clearly drunk at her Ascot appearance, and now here she is, NOT in the Royal Box at Wimbledon, looking rather annoyed again. There is definitely some drama happening in House Cambridge and judging by Carole’s recent appearances, Kate’s been on the losing side of the drama.

      • Siobhan says:

        How do we know she was clearly drunk at Ascot? Was there video that she was clearly drunk in?

      • JaneBee says:

        @Siobhan The photographs were published in the DM, and it was pretty obvious from them that CarolE had had too much to drink at Ascot, even without video footage.

  20. JaneBee says:

    If I didn’t know her name was CarolE, I would 100% guess it was Karen.

    So glad they weren’t in the royal box, but that is super surprising given Khate’s status as patron… Like she doesn’t even have the clout to swing proper VIP seats for her parents? 😂

  21. Tigerlily says:

    In general I think Carole looks pretty good for her age. I’m 63 and aging is tough for women as expectations are crazy. Having said that, I grit my teeth when I see her eyeliner. It closes up her eyes and makes them look small. And her hair is not a flattering style, it’s too long and straight. Not crazy about her outfit. Mike looks good, he always looks appropriate.

    • Liz Version 700 says:

      Right? I would be thrilled to have CarolE’s figure, but she wears clothes that make it look 2 sizes larger. The eyeliner is not good. But with a decent stylist she could really wear some clothes. She has a lot more presence in clothes than her daughter.

  22. Gabby says:

    I love the look of jumpsuits but you have to take the whole damn thing off to go to the bathroom. And then hold it so it doesn’t drag on the floor.

    • SuzieQ says:

      That’s what I don’t get: Jumpsuits seem really inconvenient to wear.
      That said, I love my white denim jacket … goes great with sundresses.
      But Carole’s outfit is just awful.

  23. Tessa says:

    Kate really resembles Carole as seen from these photos.

  24. Tessa says:

    They both look like they’d rather be somewhere else.

  25. Tessa says:

    I am wondering if Kate will try to channel Diana by bringing George with her to a match. Diana had those famous photos with William. I would not put it past Kate.

  26. Maeve says:

    Fascinating fact – The Queen’s dad played at Wimbledon! He was knocked out in the first round of the doubles in 1926! There’s film of him playing on the BFI website, lots of fabulous 20s hats in the crowd. I do think it’s quite funny that it’s one of our most prestigious sports events and HM is completely “Are there horses playing? Then HELL NO” about going. Think it was 2010 she was last there, for one of Andy Murray’s matches.

  27. Terry says:

    And she wore more fillers. Her eyes are getting smaller

  28. Surly Gale says:

    It took me ages to figure out what was happening in her crotch area. I finally realized there’s a fabric belt tie and the loose ends are flapping about in that particular area in those particular pictures..
    I’m looking for a short jean jacket that will stop AT my waist, not hips (like a shrug, but not really), to wear with sun dresses. I look too blocky in ones that come to my hips. I saw a woman wearing what I’m describing about 2 years ago and I loved her look. She told me where she got it (I forget now) but sadly, they were sold out and I’ve never found one again, though my efforts are definitely sporadic. I’m not against a white jean jacket, per se, I just don’t want one myself.
    My favourite pic is where C’s mouth is open and everyone else’s is shut. Was she caught mid-yawn? Or is this the expression K emulates, cause she’s seen it all her life? LOL. Looks like Mike is an accessory, like bag & shoes. Must have husband. He looks pretty dis-engaged ~ ETA tho’ C’s hair is longer than I remember, it looks to me the same as she’s always worn it? Side part? I could go look, I guess, but need to vacuum….

    • Janet DR says:

      That’s exactly what I want too! I have a linen jean jacket in what passes for faded denim and I found that the next size down works better for purposes (covering up my arms with sundresses as well as giving me sturdy pockets). I wear it for work several days a week . I bought a white gauzy linen one to have some variety, but I have never actually worn it. It’s also in my actual size, so comes too long on the hips.

      • Surly Gale says:

        Oh, Janet DR if only clothing designers were listening!!! At least my newest sundress has pockets, but naturally, they are flimsy because it’s a sundress. Sturdy pockets…I dream right alongside you!!

  29. Roo says:

    I might be the only one, but I love the print of the jumpsuit. I actually bought a dress from Boden in the same print and it’s perfect for summer!

  30. Julia K says:

    Carole has resting bitch face. Maybe that’s why Kate smiles constantly.

    • kelleybelle says:

      If Kate doesn’t smile you can see all the sagging caused by too much smoking and drinking and too much running.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        You mean sunning? Running does not make your face sag or form jowls.

  31. North of Boston says:

    Carol Middleton looks like the cranky MUCH older sister of the woman from
    Dr Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet who manages pet adoptions. I get the sense that woman is much nicer to be around than Carole.

  32. Boo says:

    I’ve always wondered what Michael Middleton is like as a person. He seems quite sweet and gormless and I imagine is a bit under the thumb. I’d love to know more about him.

  33. kelleybelle says:

    This news is it? What this foul woman wore?

  34. Jaded says:

    Boy she’s got a face like a smashed pie in that photo. Normally she’s an attractive woman but lately she’s been looking rough. I think the stress of dealing with the leaking, lying, incandescent, bullying son-in-law is getting to her.

  35. Tarte au Citron says:

    My goodness, that’s a smoker’s face if ever I saw one.

  36. Likeyoucare says:

    Kate and carole have the same neck.
    And now carole copy her daughter braying like a donkey smile/grinning/shock face (i couldnt decide which one because they all look the same)