Duchess Kate wore more pearl jewelry from Queen Elizabeth II’s collection

Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall and the Princess of Wales, loves to cosplay and “homage.” Over the past eleven years, we’ve gotten used to all of the Diana cosplay although it’s creepy every f–king time. What I don’t understand is how Kate apparently has no one in her life saying “hon, this is coming off as massively creepy.” It was the same thing with William and Kate’s overeagerness to claim the Cornwall and then the Wales titles – no one in their carefully curated, kiss-assy all-white world has the balls to say to them “wow, that’s really tacky.”

So, something has been bugging me ever since QEII passed away – Kate has once again been extremely creepy. It really feels like the first thing she did when QEII died was raid the Queen’s jewelry. She’s worn several pairs of QEII’s earrings and Liz’s big, shiny, tacky Christmas tree brooch at the procession. Then on Saturday, Kate wore QEII’s three-strand pearl necklace to the Buckingham Palace Commonwealth lunch/reception. She also appears to have grabbed QEII’s multi-strand pearl bracelet and a pair of pearl earrings. While QEII had lots of pearl pieces in her private collection, I wonder if these pieces are part of the Royal Collection. I also wonder if Kate hauled her ass to Buckingham Palace to raid the jewelry collection as soon as she heard the news two Thursdays ago. It’s just… so tacky. It looks grasping, right? The overeagerness to grab jewelry?

As for the photos… one of the biggest problems for King Charles III is that his heir and the heir’s wife are diplomatic lightweights. My favorite photo is Kate making a conscious effort to put her colonizer hand on a Black person. My second favorite photo is Peggington pretending to listen to a Black woman.

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169 Responses to “Duchess Kate wore more pearl jewelry from Queen Elizabeth II’s collection”

  1. smegmoria says:

    That picture of Kate is very cringe, as the kids would say.

    • Sue E Generis says:

      She looks like she’s watching her hand very carefully to make sure she can snatch it back before he tries to touch it.

      • Debbie says:

        I think that’s a signal to everyone to forget what they saw during her Caribbean Flop Tour when she actually backed up to keep from making contact with the government representative. Kate: “See? I’m touching him. See? Can someone get a picture?”

      • AnnaKist says:

        My first thought was of her saying, “Oh, look. i’m actually touching him…”
        Her idiot husband isn’t even looking at the woman who is speaking to him.
        Early days early days. I can’t wait to see the next thing they cock up.

      • SugarHere says:

        My favorite pic of all is the one with queen con and Catherine. Camilla has finally made it and kate is herself one death away from her dream. Very moving.

      • Debbie says:

        I swear to God, in the picture with Camilla, Kate looks like she’s biting her lips to keep from laughing. Oh well, I’m sure she’s mourning inside. Uh-huh.

    • DouchesOfCambridge says:

      Kate seems very sure of herself and keen these days… after the Queen’s death… after being names Princess of Wales… hmmm

      • Isabella says:

        I don’t get why Queen Consort Camilla isn’t the one with easy access to the queen’s gems. Kate is Princess of Wales. Not Queen.

        Also that pearl necklace is dowdy on Kate. I do like the earrings.

    • kirk says:

      Kitty’s hand on a black person is doing double duty, mostly it’s to show off Big Blue.

      My favorite picture this weekend was on WSJ article by Max Colchester and Erich Schwartzel, ‘For Prince Harry and Meghan, Tensions Linger in Royal Family After Queen’s Death.’ Very evocative picture with Harry and Meghan looking at each other, Willy looking mad and Kitty making weird face. Picture is viewable on WSJ even w-o paid subscription. Article was picked up by other media, but picture is only on WSJ.

      • PunkPrincessPhD says:

        @kirk: how lucky for Kate that Big Blue came back from “the cleaners” just in time for the P&P of Wales announcement 🙄

  2. Aurora says:

    The RF operates like children. In their minds, Keen loading up on the Queen’s jewelry is supposed to make Meghan feel some kind of way. Meanwhile Meghan is probably relieved she gets to wear her own dainty, thoughtfully curated jewelry and not do old-lady cosplay.

    • L84Tea says:

      I couldn’t help but notice that after the day in the church when Meghan wore her beautiful and tasteful pearl & diamond earrings that the queen gifted her, Kate made a point to wear a pair the following day that is very similar to Meghan’s pair, except much larger. My mind immediately went to Kate trying to one-up Meghan and once again rub her nose in the fact that she has access to a lot of jewelry. The hilarious part though is that a borrowed pair of pearl earrings doesn’t compare to a personal gift. Not to mention that Meghan isn’t interested in bulky, flashy jewelry anyway.

      • Jais says:

        Not to mention that meghan most likely DGAF about petty one-upping jewelry wars. Kate is having a one-sided competition and jewelry doesn’t fix all those petty icy looks she makes whenever her SIL is around.

      • Seraphina says:

        No amount of $$$ wardrobe and no amount of $$$ of jewels can make make this package (Kate) look pretty when there is ugliness inside. Not even all of England’s priceless jewels.

      • Mary says:

        @l84tea, Reports have varied but early on when Kate started wearing these earrings some said that they were a gift from the queen. I tend to believe that as she gives similar Pearl stud earrings to other women in the family. These earrings were initially worn by the queen during one of her jubilee celebrations, decades ago. The pearl necklace does not appear to be the same one that the queen usually wore and may very well have been part of a gift to Kate, along with the earrings. . Meghan herself said that when the queen gave her the pair of Pearl and diamond stud earrings the Queen also gave her a necklace. I can’t tell from any of the pictures which bracelet Kate is wearing but it was reported that she was wearing one of Diana’s pearl bracelets. Now THAT is the collection of jewelry that Kate is raiding, Diana’s.

        Would Kate crow about the fact that her earrings and other jewelry might be bigger than any that the Queen gave to Meghan? Absolutely!

    • kelleybelle says:

      This. This indeed. She’s never even been able to wear jewelry well anyway. It’s always overdone and at the wrong time of day. Even the pieces are too big for her frail frame.

    • SpankFD says:

      +1000

      And I feel like Kate sold her soul long ago for the status and privilege. So now she has to cling to the trappings because they are all she has:

      * Her in-laws are contemptuous of her.
      * Her husband sluts around despite having average looks and intelligence.
      * Her birth family uses her like a sherpa to climb up social mountains.
      * She gave up her sense of self and purpose when she ditched her education/career prospects.
      * She’s shrinking her body down year by year as if her goal is invisibility.

      God, I almost feel sorry for the woman.

      Kate was was clever, but she threw it all away for the ring. It must be awful to look at herself in the mirror, poor woman. I can almost hear her asking: “Didn’t I get everything I dreamed of? Aren’t I the Princess of Wales? Wasn’t it all worth it? Why am I unhappy? “

    • AlsE says:

      The lady Peggs is talking to was the principal at my high school.
      Really hoping for us to go the way of Barbados.

      • PunkPrincessPhD says:

        @Alse: do you.keep in touch at all? Any chance you could ask her for the scoop and report back to us? 😁

  3. Chloe says:

    This might sound incredibly cruel to say but when i look charles camilla and william and kate i don’t necessarily get the feeling that they are mourning. I get that this is a reception and it is important to remain diplomatic but still. When i look at the pictures of them meeting crowds i get the idea that they look more relieved. Like they finally got the promotion they all wanted.

    • dlc says:

      I was thinking the same thing chloe.

    • Seaflower says:

      +1- they look very self congratulatory.

      • KFG says:

        Literally that’s the belief on Twitter. Keen and the mistress both look super happy that qe2 died and seem to be all excited. But peen and petty are extremely disliked by majority of the world leaders and all 4 look like grasping trash

    • Hell Nah! says:

      @Chloe: You can come sit beside me. I see barely contained glee…and it’s turning my stomach.

      #AbolishTheMonarchy

      • Giddy says:

        This! And Kate especially looks like she is at a fun party, not a funeral reception. None of them have any sense at all.

      • Babz says:

        That picture of Kate shows an Olympic class smirk – you know, what Meghan was accused of doing at Westminster on Wednesday. Oh, well, recollections of smirks may vary…

    • Moira's Rose's Garden says:

      @Chloe Cosigning everything you said. They’ve had that “cat ate the canary” look on their faces for pretty much the entire month (it has been a month right?) except when they’re shooting daggers @ the real King & Queen (H&M)

    • Seraphina says:

      I too got the same feeling feeling – especially from Kate. But my git tells me she was not close to QE2 and knows QE2 tolerated her. Maybe that’s why the smiles are so wide and genuine.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I will never believe TQ was close to either Cams or kHate and both were tolerated because they married the heirs.

      And yeah I can believe kHate was raiding the jewellery box as soon as she could – she has always been a classless grasper and now she is Princess of Wales her (and her family’s) entitlement will only grow. This sh!tshow is only getting started.

      I wonder how Anne feels about seeing her parade around in her mother’s pearls.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I was thinking the same thing about Anne. She is probably spitting nails at this point. Her brother, along with his wife, her nephew and his petty, vindictive and incompetent wife have all behaved appallingly.

        Anne must be furious with all of them but most importantly, disgusted with her brothers behaviour. Anne has always never put a wrong foot forward regarding her duties and yet she is seeing what and how ill mannered they all are. I would venture to guess that the one day that she spent with CopyKeen, she didn’t endear any brownie points as well.

      • ElleJay says:

        Anne should quiet quit as of Tuesday. If the Wailses can get away with a third of her workload, she can do even less.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Chloe: You’re not the only one who feels that way.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Add me to the ‘completely agree’ group, Chloe. The two newly promoted wives with the huge wiglets are probably bonding over their joy at Meghan being excluded from things and figuring out how to keep any jewels the queen bequeathed to Meghan from getting to her. They look like two high school mean girls plotting and planning someone’s demise.

    • Blue Nails Betty says:

      Same. This is the most relaxed I’ve seen the four of them in years.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Oh I feel the same. I think Charles in particular has been suspiciously jubilant when greeting multiple crowds this past week, same with William to a *slightly* lesser extent. And whatever has been going on with Kate, it certainly isn’t grief imo.

    • Nic919 says:

      Charles has on occasion looked emotional, as has William. But Camilla and Kate have not and kate in particular has looked bored at the ceremonies.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        ITA with this – Charles has on occasion snuggled to contain his emotions and has looked close to tears on a few occasions. As has William. Cams has had moments where she has looked overwhelmed and struggled to keep it together.

        kHate on the other hand, apart from that Windsor walkabout, she’s had a smug vibe going on that is only getting more obvious. I will never forget that pap shot of her in the car on the day of the announcement – she knew then TQ had died and the smug was all over her face. As for the day they walked TQs coffin to Westminster I maintain that the only reason kHate looked emotional was because Meghan was standing behind her – she was not happy about that.

      • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

        Eh, Kate looked like she was on the verge of tears after that “everybody including spouses look at the casket” event. You know the photo captioned, “Meghan is the oldest person in the photo.” But I don’t think she’s particularly devastated.

      • Jais says:

        Eh, but you could chalk those tears up to having to share the stage with the other spouses, in particular Meghan.

      • Nic919 says:

        The photo that went viral does not look like kate is going to cry. William looks emotional and Meghan is looking at Harry with concern. Kate looks bored in that photo.

        And kate hasn’t cried looking at the crowds. That’s deranged bs. She loves this attention especially when she doesn’t have to share the spotlight with Meghan.

    • Over it says:

      Chloe, I don’t know why they are forcing an entire country to mourn and close all these businesses when Chucky, peggington, mourning wiglet and cow mills continue to act like they just won the lottery.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      That’s all I’ve seen for days – wide smiles and smug satisfaction. Weird that no one in the press is discussing that because if Meghan were grinning with relief and sincere joy right now she’d be smeared to high heaven.

    • The Recluse says:

      Yep, it’s the big pay-day for these covetous, grasping people. They have all the family money at their control now.
      Kate can buy dresses with the biggest buttons and pile on so much royal jewelry that she’ll topple over.

  4. The Old Chick says:

    The Cams and Kate pic entitled ‘mangy cats with canary’ is so gross, can they gloat any harder? And the touching the man’s arm is so performative. These people are the worst. And yet the criticism is reserved for Meghan.

    • CC says:

      That photo’s pretty funny because it looks like Camilla positioned herself so the background piece of furniture or art would be right above her head to appear as a crown.

  5. Seaflower says:

    Katie, if you are going to wear the 3 strand pearls put your hair back/up to show them off. Also, they make you look like a 50’s housewife, and not in a good way.

    That photo of Camilla and Kate grinning complicitly at each other shows who they both really are.

    • heatherthyme says:

      Yes, Camilla and Kate grinning like two conniving, gleeful theives. Disgusting.

      And yet Meghan had to be very careful not to smile at all.

      • Babz says:

        And while Meghan was being careful not to smile, she was still dragged from one end of twitter to another by the derangers accusing her of “smirking” the entire time. Their view of the word “smirk” and those of everyone else are widely divergent. That word, smirk, does not mean what they believe it means.

    • Blue Nails Betty says:

      Also, wait for the old girl to actually be buried before wearing her iconic pearl necklace.

    • duchess of hazard says:

      @Seaflower – exactly. The hairstyle and the neckline are wrong for those pearls. If she wanted to keep her hair down and that neckline, she should have gone for a choker, not a matinee necklace. It’s too long and ruins the lines.

      For someone who wants to be queen and pushed on us as fashionable, she’s stumbling. Badly.

    • Debbie says:

      Well, if Kate’s wearing the crucifix didn’t work, then pearl, pearl again. That’s her moto.

  6. LadyHanbury says:

    Yikes. None of QE2 granddaughters wore big/statement jewellery during the walkabout/mournings. This biddy really has all the audacity and showing her chav origin.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Yeah, its ridiculous. I’m beginning to think the commenter who predicted she’ll wear a jeweled veil to the funeral, to top her previous veiled look,could be right.

      • LadyHanbury says:

        I think the clothes/jewels might have appropriate to wear to Phil’s Thanksgiving/memorial service this year. But to his funeral?! Big yikes

    • First comment says:

      She finally got the promotion to the title she always wanted…this is exactly what she signed up so many years ago…the jewelry, the tiaras etc…you really can’t expect for her to wait till after the Queen’s funeral….😔😔😔

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      All of this is a precursor for tomorrow – she’s going to rock up to the funeral blinged out to the hilt playing chief mourner up to the paps. She WILL try and take the attention away from TQ and the new King and Chuck/William will let her as they have no balls to slap her down.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Digital Unicorn, oh yes she will!! Just as she did with PP’s Thanksgiving service. She couldn’t pull it off then and she will certainly be unable to pull it off tomorrow as well. Even with this event she hasn’t been able to pull it off.

        I truly believe that while everyone was at Balmoral, she went directly to QEII’s vault and walked off with as much as she could carry without the slightest idea of how to wear any of it, yet alone care of anyone else.

      • CC says:

        Maybe she’ll glue a Faberge egg to each shoe.

      • Babz says:

        @Both Sides Now, rumor has it that she’s thick as thieves with Angela Kelly ( aka Machine Gun Kelly) , and it wouldn’t come as a shock to find out MGK called Kate right away and said, “Psssst! The coast is clear, come get your swag! I’ll run interference for you! That woman is vile on so many levels.

      • Debbie says:

        Every time I see Kate wearing the queen’s jewels it occurs to me that this is why she didn’t go to Balmoral on the day of the queen’s death. She preferred to stay behind to raid the queen’s closets.

  7. SAS says:

    Does this adult woman not have her own freaking pearls/jewellery she could wear and wait until AFTER the mourning period to raid the Queens collection? FFS such a grifter.

    I don’t wear pearls so maybe someone can correct me but the necklace plus the bracelet plus the earrings seems so over the top.

    • Em says:

      She doesn’t bother learning fashion etiquette or even carving out new styles that work for her. In her bid to copy she always makes things look either too cheap or straight from a clothes rack. No style whatsoever

      • Blue Nails Betty says:

        When I first saw the pic I had to go look up pics of the queen wearing the necklace because they look so different on Kate. Somehow, someway, Kate managed to make this iconic necklace look cheap. Also, a shorter one-strand necklace would have been better.

    • Nic919 says:

      It looks obvious when even Camilla, a generation older and known for wearing pearls, did not wear them on that occasion.

      This is classless, but then what else is to be expected of kate. She’s been grasping from day one and prepared to sacrifice her dignity and emotional well being for all this.

    • Carrotface says:

      Yeah I thought the brooch on the black coat and the pearl earrings she wore last week (not sure which event, they’re all blurring together) were a bit much but I was willing to let that slide because they were pieces that the queen had allegedly lent to or given her before – like even if the individual pieces were a bit much, wearing them as a tribute was okay-ish. But this? It’s like Kate raided the queen’s jewelry box before the queen even made it into the casket.

      I also think all of these pieces worn at the same time is overkill for a somber daytime event. I get the distinct impression that if Kate could’ve gotten away with wearing a tiara to this she would have.

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      I could see wearing 1 small piece in memory but she wore 2 pieces plus Diana’s bracelet, much too much.

    • Jaded says:

      Apparently Khate never learned the old adage from Coco Chanel — “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”

      • JustBitchy says:

        Jaded, you are correct!

      • Slumberjane says:

        Omg this is the comment I have been thinking of when I saw her. She really can’t pull off quiet dignity. Even with all those jewelry she looked dull. She needs a new stylist IMO.

  8. Tessa says:

    I do not think Camilla and Kate trust each other uncle Gary said Kate should be next queen consort and will the next monarch

  9. Rapunzel says:

    These pictures were published in the Fail with the headline “Kate’s warmth shines through.”

    Reader, I laughed.

    This bitch really isn’t even waiting until after the funeral to embiggen herself. And someone’s clearly been reading the commentary calling her cold looking.

    • LegalEagle says:

      She also must’ve read the comments about the similarity of Meghan’s handbag to the Queen’s because she showed up to Sandringham and to meet military WITH THE SAME DAMN BAG. Girl doesn’t have an original thought of her own.

  10. Moira's Rose's Garden says:

    How on earth did that man manage to not move away from her the second her hand came at him? UGH

    • BeanieBean says:

      Touching people at a work event, which is what this is, is really not a good idea. Keep your hands to yourself in the workplace. With so many people from different cultural backgrounds, that is really a minefield. It’s obvious Kate is trying to make up for flinching & pulling away from Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, but because she’s an idiot she’s going about it all wrong.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        I didn’t think people were supposed to touch the royals. If that’s true, why are they touching people?

        Everyone has their own personal space. I have a feeling that Wails is going to discover the hard way how true that is–after she insults someone. She shouldn’t assume that because someone is black that they want her to touch them. How insulting is that?

  11. Eurydice says:

    Enjoy it while you can, Kate.

  12. Tessa says:

    Kate needs to trim her hair it looks too long and sloppy

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      That mop needs more than a trim – half of it need chopped off. For someone who has access to the best products and hair stylists money can buy her hair looks awful – its dry, lifeless and just hangs there.

      • SAS says:

        Yeah I think she’s trying to do the “oh it just naturally lightens in the summer!” But girllll, we can see the damage in the pic with Camilla and the man she’s awkwardly patting, it looks positively fried.

      • Midnight@theOasis says:

        Kate won’t cut her hair. It has to be as long as or longer than Meghan’s.

    • girl_ninja says:

      Trim? All she needs to do is take out that ‘mourning wiglet.’

      • Over it says:

        Girl Nina, I had forgotten about Kaiser mourning wiglet name for Kate hair pieces. And you are absolutely correct. Remove the obvious mourning wiglet, problem solve.lol

    • Nic919 says:

      She needs to use shorter mourning wiglets. Most of that hair isn’t hers which is why it looks odd.

    • rawiya says:

      Meghan’s hair is long, so KKKhate’s hair will be long. I pray for the day Meghan feels like a change and gets a cute bob. Whatever will the PoW do then? (Because we all remember her last failed cut.)

  13. Em says:

    Kate is always trying to creepily Download other women’s personalities through clothes or accessories without actually thinking about whether that works for her or not. These pearls makes her look like a child trying on granny’s things, they’re not sitting on her neck well and she makes them look cheap also she needs to put her hair up to be able to show them off properly

    • Amy Too says:

      She looks like she’s playing that game “Pretty Pretty Princess” where you go around the board collecting plastic necklaces and bracelets and earrings. Whoever gets all their jewelry on first wins. And then at the end of the game, if you played with my Grandma, she gave you all of her jewelry and let you take all the extra jewelry out of the box that didn’t get used in the game and put it all on at once so she can take your picture.

    • windyriver says:

      She’s not trying to download their personalities, she’s wants their level of popularity and acclaim, and thinks copying their clothes/jewelry/etc. (Diana, Meghan, TQ) is the key. Her need to be the center of attention is almost pathological. Will does something similar re: Harry, though in his case he’s trying to copy Harry’s work (hence his NYC Earthsh!t shindig, and PR about being at the UN).

      In the case of the jewelry, Kate may have no discretion and no understanding of what’s appropriate for a funeral or mourning period, but many of the dignitaries she’s meeting undoubtedly do, and will not be impressed by her choices.

  14. Shawna says:

    I’m going to repeat what I said on twitter last night: the Queen’s pearl necklaces are sentimental pieces she wore as tributes to her father. Even when she had flashier jewelry to wear, she made her father’s gifts her signature/go-to jewelry style. For Kate to choose that three-strand style is therefore tacky beyond words.

    For those who suspect it might be a different necklace because it looks longer, consider how neck size and dress size drastically change how a necklace hangs.

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      The pearls that Kate wore here are not the queens “every day” pearls, the ones that she wore most often and were a gift from her parents. The pearls that K was wearing are certainly the queens and might have been given to her by her parents but they don’t hold the same sentimental value as the other ones do.

      • Blue Nails Betty says:

        That would explain why they look so much longer (even accounting for different neck sizes).

      • Shawna says:

        That’s why I hedged my bet and said three strand style! It still stands that Kate is trying to profit off of those sentimental vibes.

      • Feeshalori says:

        These aren’t the queen’s everyday pearls, hers were much shorter. But Kate is definitely going for the three-strand effect that the queen always wore.

      • Babz says:

        Would that 3-strand necklace be part of the Crown Collection that Camilla now oversees? I’m wondering if she didn’t let Kate wear them at this time.

        I honestly do think that if these were part of QEII’s private collection, that they would have gone to Anne. She wears significant pearl jewelry, and I don’t think even Kate would have the nerve to try to take them as her own. I think that would only happen if Anne passed on taking them. I don’t think Anne cares one little bit for the new PoW, and Kate’s getting her hands on those pearls would not sit well with the Princess Royal. I certainly don’t see her loaning them, either, even if Kate got the nerve to ask.

        I will allow that it’s possible the Queen did a little distribution of some of her jewels prior to her dying, and gave these to Kate. Even if that’s the case, for Kate to flaunt them now – and let’s be honest, that’s what she’s doing – before Betty is even buried is the height of tacky. If Betty didn’t give them early, then I’m giving serious side-eye as to when she got her hands on those earrings that just happened to be worn on her pap drive the day QEII died. Kate was giving serious Audrey Hepburn/Jackie Kennedy with the black turtleneck, the huge black sunglasses, and the major pearl earrings. God, she’s going to be tiresome for years to come, isn’t she…🤦🏼‍♀️

      • Feeshalori says:

        I just saw a comparison of the necklaces and the article says they’re the same as the Queen wore every day. They do look alike.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      I did sort of wonder if it was a different necklace because it’s so much longer on Jeggington than it was on the queen.

      And also because Meghan mentioned that the queen have her a pearl necklace at the same time as the pearl and diamond earrings (from their train trip engagement). So I wondered whether both Jeggington and Meghan were given pearl necklaces by the queen, and this is the time she thought would be best to break hers out to cosplay her new title. (And I also wonder whether we’ll see Meghan wearing hers at the funeral tomorrow?)

      I also imagine Cams has an Angela K equivalent person who now has all of the queens jewels. No way was Jeggington able to just saunter over and start picking and choosing. Cams will be in charge of all that now.

    • windyriver says:

      I didn’t think it was the actual necklace TQ was so fond of wearing, but at least one article/picture was published with the caption noting that Kate was in fact wearing that necklace. And that’s undoubtedly what Kate intended, one way or another. She’s not capable of doing anything without trying to make herself the center of attention. Usually it’s with the color of her clothing, but with all the black mourning outfits – at Philip’s funeral, and with the hideous brooch the other day – she uses the jewelry. This isn’t an homage to TQ, it’s Kate showing off her new position, and it’s tacky and insulting to the nth degree. If I were Anne, I’d be sorely tempted to rip it off her scrawny neck, and deck her.

      • windyriver says:

        ETA: To be clear, I don’t believe it’s TQ’s necklace, but I’m sure Kate is thrilled if it’s misidentified, she wanted people to be talking about her. Ugh.

      • Shawna says:

        Omg, yes! That is the best explanation.

    • Jaded says:

      Khate has a thin, gristly neck and wearing those pearls only attracts attention to it. More performative jewelry wearing…it’s just so tacky.

  15. girl_ninja says:

    Whew. Royalty doesn’t mean dignity does it. Those four are as undignified & as tacky as I’ve ever seen a bunch. Cam better keep her jewelry box locked. King Charles better watch his back for that heir of his.

    • First comment says:

      I’m always amazed at their stans who repeatedly claim that Kate is so dignified and regal (in contrast to Meghan).. are they blind?

      • Nic919 says:

        Classy and regal are used as code for “white” by the stans because the true meaning of those words, especially classy, has never applied to kate. She’s been crass from day one.

        Anyone pulling bitch moves at church services like Kate has done has no class or decency.

      • Jaded says:

        The derangers use those words the same way they use dog-whistle words like “articulate” and “accomplished” when referring to a POC.

  16. Tessa says:

    Kate makes it about her as usual will has the wife he deserves

  17. tuille says:

    Sorry if OT, but the pic that really got me was Sophie picking up a Black toddler at her latest walkabout. Edward mostly stayed far back from the barricades but the only child Sophie took from mama’s arms for a cuddle was Black. She’s obv. trying to show how un-racist she is.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Totally agree. In one day we got Fiesta cuddling a Black baby and Peggington, Kkkeen, and Chuck all talking to Black people at this reception. They were clearly given their orders to make sure they were photographed with Black people. So obvious 🙄

    • Nic919 says:

      I don’t want to defend Sophie, but she has in the past actually visited predominantly black countries, unlike kate, and when there she was not acting repulsed by those who lived there. Yes her actions are performative, but she’s interacting in a line up with people in queue to see the queens coffin. So they are there to see royals and want to interact with them.

      Kate is however touching a man doing his job and it’s pretty clear she is crossing personal boundaries for what is normally considered a professional and diplomatic encounter.

      • Carty says:

        But Sophie’s husband Eddie seemed repulsed to be shaking hands or touching anyone in that walk about. In fact he barely did, I got Sheldon Cooper vibes from him.

      • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

        Carty, It’s pretty well known that Edward doesn’t shake hands in public. I watched a royal family documentary years ago and it was mentioned then that Eddie doesn’t shake hands so of course the school kids kept trying to get him to, with no luck.

  18. First comment says:

    When I first saw the photos, I was shocked by Kate’s harsh and haggard appearance. I don’t think it’s due solely to the mourning. Blond hair doesn’t do anything for her and she has definitely at least one more recent procedure in her face… I mean, who is this person? She doesn’t look like Kate anymore…

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      Kate’s coloring is similar to my daughters and blonde hair does not suit them at all. When my daughter tries shades of blonde, it really washes her out and makes her look slightly sick and haggard.

  19. Amy Bee says:

    I just get the feeling that the heirs and their wives couldn’t wait for the Queen to die so they could get their new titles and status. The four of them seem very smug and happy with themselves.

    • lemontwist says:

      100%, they just can’t hide that “finally!” vibe. I don’t dismiss their loss, but it’s also so obvious that this is the big payday they’ve all been waiting for.

      This period of ceremonial mourning is as good as it’s going to get for the four of them in that regard. They have the most public sympathy they will ever get, the glow of new titles, more money, and a brief opportunity to wield power over the Sussexes after watching them thrive independently for the past two years.

      When the big show’s over, they will eventually have to bring something to the table (LOL). Like many have said, a lot of the public feeling towards the monarchy was coasting on the longevity of QEII. Now, their ineptitude and all of their behavior in the last few years will be seen in a different light. Good luck.

  20. Roo says:

    I would like to think that the black gentleman talking to Kate is thinking “I cannot wait until we leave the commonwealth and get rid of these idiots” and the black woman talking to Will is thinking “this is what you get when a person doesn’t have to earn their job.” 😂

  21. Midnight@theOasis says:

    The four of them deserve each other. May they never have a moment’s peace for all the meanness and nastiness they’ve heaped on Harry and Meghan. They have the titles/positions they were “born into” and always wanted, but they’ll never the respect and admiration they so desperately crave.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Absolutely agree!!! Their disgusting and vile behaviour will never be far from peoples perception of them, but especially Charles and Pegginton. The world has seen how they view Harry and Meghan and they are not looking favorably to anyone, except the gutter rats. As for KHate, she will face her comeuppance sooner rather than later. Her behaviour since the passing of QEII has given a glimpse to the world how utterly disgusting she truly is.

  22. ML says:

    Time to do a deep dive into the origin of all of the queen’s jewelry. And same thing with the crown jewels.

  23. Margaret says:

    I believe, they are going to be in for some hard times. He who smiles last smiles best. The booing is just around the corner. Congrats to the heirs, smirk now, cry later.

  24. Over it says:

    When pegginton left Keenie behind in Windsor to go to balmoral. Katie decided well since they are all in mourning and away, I might as well get my marks and Spenser shopping bag and help myself to as much as I can carry . Carole and kate are the definition of tacky-trashy.

  25. Well Wisher says:

    One can find old articles where both of grandparents were complimentary and welcoming of Meghan.
    The late Queen stated how much responsible Harry has become and her work ethic.
    The lovely gift was announced while they were on tour.
    Looking back, the earlier leaks made the compliments pejorative and the gift was forgotten.
    The articles included Kate as not a very good contrast, she has finally gotten the opportunity to wear the pearls earrings. On one recent occasion the fail,( the propaganda arm of the rf),tried to insinuate that it was a gift from the Queen with images of both wearing what seem to be similar but not identical sized earrings as one eagle-eyed observer.
    (That act of kindness towards Meghan from the late Queen made quite an impression, up to present day.)
    There is no need to go that route any longer, she is wearing them outright in order to outshine someone who is not even there.
    I think she’s feeling unseen, so lately she has been over-accessorized with jewelry, which can morph into gaudy.
    Also look out with the hats.

    • JanetDR says:

      Oh I hope she does go with hats! I liked most of them on the queen actually, but now I’m picturing Kate prancing around in one with leggings and boots looking like she’s at a music festival. 😂😂😂
      She won’t be that cool though, it will be coatdresses.

  26. Bonsai Mountain says:

    I guess since she recoiled from black Jamaican officials on the Caribbean tour they are always going to make a point of photographing her TOUCHING the black peoples! See, very much not a racist family! Gross.

    • Amy Too says:

      That picture is so weird. She’s quite far away from him so the touching seems obviously performative for the camera that she noticed was right there at their side. Then it looks like she’s almost hovering her hand above his arm because the hand is so straight, like a Babie’s plastic hand with all the fingers touching each other and sticking straight out, and she’s staring at her Barbie hand so that she can make sure she has it close enough to look like she’s touching without actually touching. It’s so weird and unnatural and posed.

  27. JRenee says:

    For goodness sakes, why would anyone not help her and tell her that wearing QE3’s pieces before she’s even buried is not good optics? It makes her appear as some type of vault raider.
    Has she ever worn these pieces before?

    I don’t recall ever seeing such interaction with Black people before. If it wasn’t so staged in appearance, it would almost be comical. Omg, read the freaking room people!!!

  28. MsIam says:

    What’s that saying about silk purses and sows ears? At any rate, I believe Diana, she had everything Keen has now and more and other than her kids she got nothing but misery. She didn’t really come into her own until she got away from that cult and its so sad she only got a few short months to enjoy it. Be careful what you wish for Keen.

    • Babz says:

      I agree about Diana. She would never have behaved this way. Kate better watch herself. She’s flying high now that she’s PoW, but I don’t believe she’s going anywhere except back to her separation home at Adelaide Cottage after all these events. Will may go with her to keep up appearances for now, with all the media attention, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he hasn’t already snagged his rooms in Windsor Castle, or is ducking the paps and is staying in town at KP. I don’t believe she’s as secure in her new role as she thinks she is. Once the official mourning period ends, the clock is ticking on whether he will throw her out, new title or not. He may need to wait until after the coronation/Investiture, but I’m betting it will happen eventually.

  29. WiththeAmerican says:

    Last night it was trending that Kate wore the queens pearls as a “sweet” gesture. I almost puked.

    Also, has no one taught her class yet. The three strands of pearls go with small pearl studs and no bracelet. She looks like new money trash.

  30. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    Nearly twenty years gunning for Princess of Wales, and still Kate continues to present herself so inappropriately. The Diana cosplay wearing outfits her husband would remember, the Walkabout dress, and now The Queen’s jewelry. She is just classless and tacky. Meghan of course is appropriately dressed and dour when we get glimpses of her. No wonder Kate hates Meghan. Meghan, a twice-married, light-skinned biracial woman raised by a single mother, is just naturally a better royal than Kate will ever be.

  31. rawiya says:

    I admit to not being much of a jewellery wearer, so perhaps I’m off-base, but the pearls don’t seem to “go” with the outfit (the dress’ neckline, her hair.) It looks like an after-thought. Compare how the Kkkhate’s pearls look with the necklace of the black woman Willy is talking to. That woman’s necklace ~flows with her outfit. Kitty’s pearls are just plunked on so that she can say, “Oooh, I’m wearing the late Queen’s pearls”.

    • Edna X Mode says:

      Yes that long 3 strand pearl necklace it doesn’t ‘go” with Khates shape or the dress. and imo they don’t look like a truly good set of pearls . they don’t have that certain shine or whatever. and that absurdly huge xmas tree pearl broach the other day!

      I am convinced someone in BP is trolling Khate with the jewelry they offer her. i highly doubt they are offering a choice of 20 different things that she then gets to pick one…

      • Shawna says:

        If those pearls are some set the Queen owned, they could be worn through from age. The best small white round pearls, akoyas, don’t have lots of nacre, and they get dull after a lot of wear…. but then again, yeah, maybe Kate’s trying to pass off some cheapies as the Queen’s!

  32. HeyKay says:

    Whatever you call these meetings? get togethers? mingles?
    It’s all part of the meet and greet with other countries leaders or representatives isn’t it?
    Like a business cocktail party for the other branches of the parent company, IMO.

    Stand around making small talk, look like you are happy to there, wait for it to be over.
    I HATE that stuff.
    The BRF has to do these meet and greets all.the.time. Ugh!

    Btw, Princess Anne does not get enough credit overall. She must be so tired of it all at 70+.

  33. Tessa says:

    Wait and see Camilla will require Kate to cutesy and maybe take some of the bling Kate wants

    • Babz says:

      If she curtsies to Cam the way she curtsied at the Queen’s coffin the other day, Cam needs to take her to task for it. No dip, no bowed head, and no looking like it was sincere. Meghan, with that deeply beautiful, flawless curtsy showed how it’s done. I don’t think Cam will put up with Kate doing the least genuine curtsy she can get away with. I don’t like Cam, but Kate isn’t Queen Consort yet, and she needs to pay the proper respect to the King’s wife, at least in public. You know darn good and well, she wouldn’t put up with the York Princesses performing those perfunctory excuses for a curtsy to her!

  34. Tessa says:

    Curtsy and Camilla will be in charge of the jewels and not always allow Kate to take anything she wants

  35. Debbie says:

    Gosh, the way Kate’s going after the queen’s jewelry, I hope the queen had no gold in her teeth because, at this rate, Kate would just… you know.

    Well, what can I say, people grieve in different ways. Some people weep while others raid the deceased person’s jewel boxes and drape themselves with what they find.

  36. Sophie says:

    Kaiser, I’ve been wanting to say this about the jewelry ever since Kate wore the Christmas tree brooch. She’s grabby, that one.

  37. Mslove says:

    Good gawd, Kate. When it comes to the queen’s jewels, less is more. I know she is familiar with that concept, she applies it to her work-life.

  38. Watson says:

    I don’t see anything wrong with her jewellery, or using things that she’s inherited from Queen E. She looks fine.

    But do I think she’s full of regret that this is the life she’s chosen? Hell yes. Girlfriend, is stuck in a loveless marriage, trying desperately to be either her dead mom in law or Meghan. Just let her have the jewels. It’s all she has.

  39. JustBitchy says:

    All, I read Vincent Meylan, jewelry historian extraordinaire- as of yesterday he wasn’t saying that these were actually TQ’s three strand. Obviously he couldn’t know for sure but he was clear that his comment was that she was paying homage and that he wasn’t on record as identifying those as TQ’s.

  40. tamsin says:

    Those pearl earrings worn on the day of the Queen’s death were surely a signal for massive cosplay. It doesn’t appear that Kate wore pearls much before she was so much “closer” to the throne. The Queen’s pearl and diamond stud earrings and three-strand pearls are now iconic and clearly associated with the Queen and her working life as monarch. I don’t think the pearls Kate is wearing are the iconic triple strand because they are a longer length than the Queen traditionally seemed to wear, but it is beyond a doubt cosplay- I am a royal woman. I think Camilla might make her pearl chokers her signature piece as she seems to have favored them as Duchess of Cornwall. I think they are gorgeous and really suit Camilla. I’d love to own a choker like Cam’s! I think Meghan wearing those tiny pearl earrings as a tribute to the Queen was very touching. That was her only accessory, and very discreet. From a distance, it almost looked like she wasn’t wearing any. We might see Kate just “inheriting” the Queen’s iconic look in future. BTW, the photo of her with the prime minister looks very performative. That’s not a warm expression on Kate’s face; it strikes me as rather patronizing, and that straight-fingered hand looks barely making contact with the man’s sleeve. All these pictures of the royal family interacting with poc is just laying it on a bit thick in my opinion. This whole focus on the Commonwealth is obviously a pr push and does looks neither natural nor sincere.

  41. QuiteContrary says:

    Pearls on swine.

  42. Brassy Rebel says:

    The other day, Meghan wore the small pearl earrings which the Queen gave her. That’s the appropriate way to honor a deceased person. But I can just imagine the outcry if she kept showing up wearing pieces from the Queen’s own collection before the 👑 was even buried. Massive double standard.

  43. Beverley says:

    Lipstick on a pig

  44. Merricat says:

    The Duchess of Tacky wore gobs of gaudy jewelry belonging to the not-buried-yet queen; lord, Kate is a walking cliche.

  45. Digital Unicorn says:

    kHate met the first lady of Ukraine and the photo is all sorts of awkwardness. kHates ridged body languages screams ‘I don’t want to be here doing this’.

    Mutton will be expected to do more and more of this – she’s so so bad at this and is not going to get any better. Chuck’s reign is going to be a total sh!tshow, it’s certainly started off that way.

    King Felipe *sigh* – I know he’s not very popular in Spain but it could be worse, you could have Chuckles and The Other Brother.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Digital Unicorn, I just saw that picture. Wow! Wails has a bit of an upturned lip, but the first lady of Ukraine has no smile and is staring directly at her. Zowee, this was a “special audience”, and I can only imagine what that must have been like. They’re determined to let everyone know that Wails can’t string two thoughts together.

  46. Lisa says:

    I was honestly kind of pissed when I saw Kate in the three-strand pearl necklace so soon. It’s beyond tacky. She should at the very, very least have waited until the mourning period was over before wearing the Queen’s favorite pieces. Blech. They have no judgement, no awareness, and no respect for anyone. And Kate seems to be wielding their new titles with barely-contained glee. Also gross.

    And I agree…Anne must be spitting nails.

  47. AppleCart says:

    One thing I do no understand as an American. If the Royal family is supported mostly through UK taxes. Why does the Queen get to have a private will? Why wouldn’t it be public so people know how the Jewlery, land and money is divided up? Things ultimately they either paid for for or help keep up for the family.

  48. jferber says:

    A modest proposal: at the funeral tomorrow, Kate wears every piece of jewelry she’s already filched from the queen’s vault. Every piece so no one will even see the monstrosity she’s wearing beneath–just wall to wall pearls, diamonds, rubies, the works, so everyone can see what truly matters to her–herself.

  49. SMS says:

    That doesn’t look at all like the Queen’s necklace- to long by far and strangely unflattering. I also saw an article that claimed she was wearing the Queen’s earrings with side by side photos that made it clear they were totally different. There’s a lot of speculation in the press which should be disregarded.

  50. jferber says:

    SMS, anything would hang too long on Kate because she’s so excruciatingly thin. And the fact the necklace looks “strangely unflattering” on her, . . . well, it’s Kate. As much as SHE likes clothes and jewelry, they apparently don’t like her back.

  51. Nonartistic Diane says:

    What is with the influx of Daily Fail commentators on this board?

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