Princess Kate repeated a McQueen coat as she went solo at the Rugby World Cup

The Princess of Wales was out on Saturday for the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals. Surprisingly, she was out solo – no Prince William, no Prince George, no Princess Charlotte. She didn’t even bring her mother or father! Kate’s just out there, doing solo sporting events which aren’t tennis?? I guess so. She is the new patron of the Rugby Football League, taking over the patronage from Prince Harry earlier this year.

Kate repeated a bespoke Alexander McQueen coat, which retails for £2,990. She paired it with a cashmere-looking red turtleneck and that pair of diamond-and-pearl drop earrings which she’s been wearing a lot in recent months. She owns a pair, but she also “borrows” a similar pair from the Royal Collection. The Mail says these are her “£425 pearl earrings by UK designer Annoushka Ducas, which she’s owned since 2012.” I guess!

A note about Kate’s color problem… and no, I don’t mean her racism. I mean that she consistently thinks that all reds “go” together, just like she thinks all blues go together. To me, the deep burgundy shade of the turtleneck (which is heavy on the blue/purple undertone) doesn’t “go” with the more orangey-undertone red coat. A chocolate or medium-brown turtleneck would have looked a lot better, or she could have gone monochromatic (since she loves copying you-know-who). Also: suede boots in the rain, bless her buttons.

As always, you have to look at the faces of the people around Kate to get the full picture. Also: please don’t threadjack! We’ll have more royal gossip on Monday and throughout the week.

Photos courtesy of Martin Rickett / Avalon.

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  1. Stacey Dresden says:


    • MsIam says:

      Big yawn indeed.

      • Sugarhere says:

        What with the all-red look, lately? She seems to be drowning in it. I wish the Duchess of Sussex would wear dark greens and pale blues in the near future, so that Copykate knows at last what colors are flattering for her olive complexion and lanky body build.

    • Therese says:

      I don’t know what threadjacking means.

      • Becks1 says:

        It means talking about a topic that isn’t covered in the particular post, it tends to happen more with royal posts when there are lots of royal stories and Kaiser doesn’t want us to get ahead of ourselves in the comments, lol.

        For example – this is a post about Kate going to the rugby match. If I were to have responded to this post and said something like “hey did you all hear that Kate is hosting that christmas special again” and then there were 20 comments talking about that – that’s threadjacking.

        (Kaiser has covered that story here: )

  2. Tessa says:

    Jazz hands and in red to get more attention. I wonder why she did not bring pippa.

    • Nic919 says:

      I think Pippa getting her masters in child psychology shows they were never as close as the media pretended.

  3. equality says:

    PW’s weekend with the children?

    • Bettyrose says:

      I chuckled at this. What does that even look like? He has the Nannies entertain the children while he does what? Presumably his girlfriends aren’t around that weekend.

  4. JJ McClay says:

    Nothing in this outfit does her any favours — not the colors, not the proportions, not the silhouette. Everything feels off. I’m constantly mind-boggled at how someone with so much money, with access to designers and stylists, and with the rail-thin body that designers design for, looks so middling (or even full-on rubbish) so much of the time.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      I agree. And that’s exactly how I feel about Kim Kardashian.

    • JackieJacks says:

      Agree 100% – this sad sack of a woman is tall, long legs, rail thin and yet she always looks terrible. The fashion world and her dressers must be trolling her with how they consistent style her.
      I do feel like when Meghan was in The Firm that she got the same treatment too tho so there’s that. It was just harder to make her look as bad as Kate does because she does wear clothes better.
      Doesn’t anyone have access to that Kibbe Body Type guide over there???

      • minx says:

        She actually has shortish legs for her height, she’s all trunk. She hides it by wearing high heels and using other tricks.

      • Annalise says:

        @JACKIEJACKS- Minx beat me to it, but I was going to point out that while Kate IS tall and thin, she actually has a disproportionately loooong torso, and disproportionately short legs. It’s much more apparent when she wears pants or jeans, which I think might be one of the reasons she only wore skirts or dresses for so long, at least until her sociopathic need to copy Meghan overpowered her desire to hide her short short legs.

  5. Amy Bee says:

    I’m trying to figure out what Kate gets out of cosplaying Meghan? I kind of wish she would go back to how she used to dress pre-Meghan.

    • Jay says:

      On a previous thread, @theDuchess called it “When you order Meghan from SheIn” and now that’s all I can think of when I see her dress like this. It’s just…sad.

      Maybe Camilla can commiserate – after all, didn’t she try to wear Diana’s “revenge dress”? Same vibe.

      • C-Shell says:

        I will NEVER understand why Camilla would even attempt to copy Diana’s style, it’s like smearing lipstick on a pig, and most especially the Revenge Dress a mere year later. It’s insane.

      • Jasper says:

        I wish I could find the article again, but apparently the Revenge Dress wasn’t the only time Camilla attempted to copy Diana’s style. She and Kate really can find some common ground here.

      • Sunday says:

        It’s not copying, it’s a purposeful way to assert supremacy. Camilla did it for the same reason Kate does – to show the target (Diana/Meghan) that they can wear (or do) the exact same thing and be heaped with praise simply because they’re the ones wearing it, while the original would be criticized and nitpicked for every little flaw, real or imagined. It doesn’t matter if they look objectively worse in it than the original; that may even be considered a plus because it further asserts that it’s superior on them simply because they themselves are superior. It was cruel and vindictive when Camilla did it and it’s even more insidious when Kate does it because it’s such an established tactic of white supremacists.

      • Chic says:

        It’s called othering. It’s a way to forget Meghan which is why folks will argue that this is ,and always, has been Kate’s style or Kate is wearing something routine.

      • Blithe says:

        @Sunday: Bingo!

      • Jais says:

        Always this @sunday and @chic

      • Ginni says:

        @Deering24 wow just wow! What a copycat. Thank you for sharing that link.

    • Chloe says:

      @amy Bee: she should ho back to how she dresses pre-Meghan because it suited her better

      And what she gets out of copying? Well she probably wants to be seen as modern.

    • Kp says:

      And to be honest the way she dressed before made her stand out.
      That was her style, just like Meghan has her style, or kamala, etc.
      Now that’s she’s completely switched up if I was her fan I’d be annoyed because she’s become what they criticized for years in Meghan.

      • Lorelei says:

        @KP, ITA. While I haaaaaaaaaaated the constant parade of coatdresses, they were Kate’s signature style and they became associated with her. They were her “thing,” like the Queen’s bright colors with matching umbrellas or whatever.

    • Nic919 says:

      I suspect it started off with noticing how Meghan got praised by many for her modern attire and so kate wanted to be praised too. The only difference is that kate now uses the British media cabal to erase the hypocrisy that was applied when Meghan wore similar things and try to replace Meghan in the mind of the British public in general by wearing exact outfits.

      And she likes copying women, as we have seen from, Jecca, Diana and now Meghan.

  6. Chaine says:

    I like this coat. It fits her well, not too many buttons, and even the burgundy turtleneck, while an odd choice, I think the colors work together. What I don’t understand is why dressed so formally for a sporting event? Is dressing all corporate like this to see rugby a British thing? Why would she not wear the English team’s jersey?

    • Tessa says:

      It is not figure flattering and matronly. It makes her look even more thin which is not a good thing

      • First comment says:

        Actually, according to what Kate wore, there seems to be some tailoring done to the coat in comparison to the other 2 times she wore it…so yes, it makes her look even more thin….

      • Original penguin says:

        Yet it looks tight and uncomfortable on her. It’s just not a good look

    • Chrissy says:

      I thought the same thing about her clothing. I can’t imagine anyone wearing a skirt and long coat to any outdoor sporting event. Slacks and shorter jacket would have been more appropriate. But then she wouldn’t stand out as much. (eye roll) And she forgot her Meghanesque tiny purse!

    • Hannah says:

      @ Chaine & @ First Comment. I checked out the WKW site. She really went with brown suede boots in yesterday’s cold, windy pishing rain on a muddy football field. Okay

      While I would have worn more comfy, sporty chic trousers and a sturdy pair of flat, outdoor boots and defs some *England* rugby sweater or puffer jacket. I’m sure she had her reasons for a skirt and heels

      My observations. Coat has black buttons, wear black leather boots. Wear a white polo neck, the coat has *warm/orange* undertones. That cold/burgundy polo neck is not doing it. Slip on a black jersey midi skirt and just for fun, (and because she’s their Patron) wear an England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 beanie at least then she would have been wearing England’s colours

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        Hannah, I thought the same thing. There are black buttons. Why is she wearing brown boots? Just no. As well as the different shades of red. She looks a mess.

    • Lucy says:

      Tbh, I think if she’s gone with oxblood colored boots, I would’ve liked it much better. I like the poppy colored coat, if she’d coordinated the sweater and shoes it would’ve looked more intentionally contrasted, instead of just throwing on a bunch of unrelated separates.

  7. HamsterJam says:

    Big Blue won’t stay on her finger properly. I have always had the same problem with rings, my knuckles are so large that once the ring gets on it is loose and will never stay centered.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      It’s probably because she’s lost so much weight since the ring was originally sized for her. I have the same problem with oversize knuckles since I’ve gotten older. Try spraying Windex on your finger before putting on/removing properly sized ring. It’s all Windex is good for since it sure doesn’t clean windows. Ring that wouldn’t go over knuckle slides right on.

      • sparrow says:

        It’s a weight thing, and something they can sort out to make it fit again. I wonder why she is letting this happen – there is no way she couldn’t get someone to get done pronto; does she want to be seen like this? Anyway, similar happened to my sister when she lost a ton of weight. Her wedding ring kept slipping off and she ended up losing it. She has no idea where it went. One of the school mums started spreading rumours that she and her husband were divorcing – hence the weight loss (divorce diet) and the ring being taken off!

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I suspect Kate wants it that way. It’s a subtle(?) way of saying, “I am thinner than Diana.”

      Kate will never be the smartest, most accomplished, most beloved woman in the room, but she will do her darndest to be the tallest and the thinnest. She is too short to compete with Diana’s memory in height, but she can still “win” in the thinnest royal woman category.

  8. Julia K says:

    Underneath the coat is a red pleated skirt which is also a re wear. Do burgundy and red go together? Don’t know. Best I can say is, nice that she showed up and good for her wearing used clothing.

    • Amy Bee says:

      The only things she’s rewearing here are the coat and earrings. Everything else including the skirt is new.

      • First comment says:

        Exactly… she has a red pleated skirt but not in this tone of burgundy…nothing is a repeat underneath the coat …

    • JanetDR says:

      I feel like a deep blue purple would have been a good choice. I’m not a red person, but that’s what I would do if I had to wear a red coat. But then I would wear pants to a sports game, so what do I know?

  9. Nic919 says:

    The burgundy turtleneck is the same style as the camel one she wore a few days ago. There are likely more of them yet to be seen.

    Her attendance at this game shows someone on her staff realized they messed up with the sole message being given to the English team and ignoring the Welsh team.

    That doesn’t get into the issue of ignoring all the other commonwealth teams in the tournament, but those countries view her as English anyway.

    • Amy Bee says:

      She’s the patron for England rugby. She has no association with Welsh Rugby, that’s her husband’s job.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yes, but she’s now the princess of wales. That was the basis for the criticism I think.

      • Nic919 says:

        Yes it was the princess of wales title that led to the criticism. But it’s true if William had prepared a message for the Welsh team then she wouldn’t have been criticized. He couldn’t be bothered to support women’s sports.

    • sparrow says:

      Yes, I thought that re the polo neck….there’s more to come!

  10. Eurydice says:

    Yes, the turtleneck is the wrong shade, but I think she looks much better in this coat than she did in the all-camel.

    • Layla says:

      @eurydice it’s to match the shades of the England rugby rose logo because you know.. something something literal dressing

      Also, she’s doing that thing where she wearing clothes from Meghan favoured brands, specifically the brands Meghan wore as a full time royal, and just going over board with them. It just adds to this cunning action of wearing stuff that Meghan favours and doing it so much so that when Meghan actually wears them, even if they are her signatures, she’ll be ripped to shreds and Kate will be praised to the stars. That’s what happened when Meghan wore the Gabriela Hearst jumpsuit (lol apparently this turtleneck is GH, just like the copykeen dress)

      • Eurydice says:

        I think those who love Kate and/or the RF will praise her to the stars no matter what she wears and they’ll rip Meghan anyway. But, if that what’s on Kate’s mind, then whatever. I’m sure Meghan has no idea what Kate is wearing on any given day – she’s too busy with her own work.

  11. Jay says:

    I think the deep burgundy colour of the turtleneck is flattering to her skin tone. I don’t think the rest of it works, especially those heels on soggy turf! I wonder if there was a little trail of square holes punched into the ground everywhere she went.

    The photo of her leaning over the young football players mouth agape (“Oh, and WHO do we have here?) looks like a troop inspection, they look absolutely miserable.

    • Caro says:

      Deep colors don’t suit her in general. She looks better in pastel and mid-toned colors with prints. But she wants to look like an old movie ideal of a Royal (TM) or Aristocrat so that’s probably why she keeps wearing unflattering colors.

      • Eurydice says:

        I think these colors would be flattering if she wore the right makeup. Even with the camel outfit – she wouldn’t have seemed so washed out if there was some color on her face and a brighter or deeper lipstick.

      • Liz Version 700k says:

        Agreed the burgundy suits her skin tone the orange in the coat does not flatter her at all.

  12. JP says:

    I just want to know if it is really wool coats, turtlenecks, and scarf weather there? I’m just outside of Boston and we haven’t even turned on our heat yet.

    • ExpatInTheUK says:

      Yes, it’s starting to get cold in the UK. In the Greater London area, I think our lowest temp was around 5 Celsius yesterday and the highs these days are 13-15 Celsius.
      Enjoy your warm weather!

    • Lady D says:

      At 11:30 in the morning, it just climbed to zero in the BC Interior. Ask me if I’m amused.

  13. Colleen says:

    Omg, she just looks so tired and her skin looks so dry, like she’s hungover.

    • The Duchess says:

      She’s always looking hungover these days. I watched the match yesterday on tv and after she met all the players, she gave the biggest stank face. Her distain for work (duty) is actually hilarious to watch.

      • Colleen says:

        Yeah, I have noticed how much more often she looks hungover nowadays, too. Not even makeup hides it anymore.

      • one of the marys says:

        In a recent column several commenters called her haggard and that is the exact word that comes to mind for me. It’s sobering that so many of us see the same thing. She’s not healthy, she’s not happy, she’s under terrible strain.

    • HamsterJam says:

      I know we all hate her because she never corrected “the black woman made me cry” story, but I can’t help but feel sorry for her. I am sure she loved William at one point and it must be horrible to be married to someone who can’t stand you.

      As a lot of people have pointed out, William is not the one who gets the draw, people turn out for her.

      And I agree, she seems very unhappy.

      • Kingston says:

        I’m neither sorry nor not-sorry for kkkHate. I’m indifferent to her regarding anything she’s supposedly “going through” right now. And I hope there are many more of us with this exact response to her and I hope it’s a slap in the face for all the “bended-knee brigade” who believe that the heirs and theirs should naturally receive the world’s admiration and if the “spare” and his should dare to be better than them all, by every measure, then they should be destroyed.
        F*k kkkHatia. Eff the brf and the entire bended knee brigade.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She chose to chase after him for a decade, put up with his cheating for 20 years, and used all of her racist meangirl powers (including her awful family) to drive her SIL to suicidal ideation. Kate doesn’t love William never did, she loves the access, the titles, the status and she puts up with William the manchild in exchange. She wouldn’t have done any of this if William was a regular Joe Bloggs.

      • Nic919 says:

        It’s more than not correcting a story. It’s knowing that your sister in law was pregnant and suicidal as a result of the media attacks stemming from that story and still doing nothing. That’s just evil. William did a lot of shitty things himself, but this is on kate and she showed her colours.

      • Debbie says:

        There is a deep well of sympathy for this person.* Even when some people (grudgingly) admit she’s done a great wrong, these same people just can’t help devoting many lines trying to shift the blame onto someone else and praising her. It sort of reminds me of that great poem by Sterling A. Brown called “Southern Cop.” So, in the spirit of Ty Kendricks, Let us pity Kate Middleton.

        * And I say “grudging” because of the odd phrasing used, that she “never corrected” the story. Like the false story started from out of nowhere, like Kate didn’t start it, it just popped out of the sky, and she was nowhere around. Her only fault was in “not correcting.” Cute.

      • HamsterJam says:

        I stand corrected. I saw that vid of the walkabout where she was intimidating Meghan, she is a mean hateful biotch from the 3rd galaxy.

        But at the end of the day, she is the one they put out for their “work” to draw crowds. So she does actually do work, not a lot of work, and she doesn’t do it particularly well, but I don’t get the level of hate she draws compared to Chucky Cheese who literally threw his younger son to the wolves and is probably still selling titles for cash.

        She is at best a minor figure in this shitshow compared to KC.

        I just think she is an easier target.

        And she looks miserable.

      • Gingerbee says:

        Well, I for one do not feel sorry for Kitty. For someone who suppose to focus on “early childhood “, she sure as hell did not speak up when Archie and Lili are vilified by the rodents.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Nic919, Kate didn’t just fail to correct the story. She and her evil family have repeatedly doubled, tripled down on it even after the facts came out. HamsterJam, the family doesn’t put her out anywhere nor does she draw crowds. She only works when she feels like getting some personal attention, she chooses her own schedule and when to work. They all do – that has been stated publicly by members of the family and staff for years. Kate has been proven the laziest member of this family since she married in, even regardless of pregnancies. When she does ‘work’ it is because she wants to show off her latest purchases, wants the public attention, wants to draw focus to herself not to any charity.

      • Nic919 says:

        I was using the terms mentioned above. The best case scenario is that she never corrected the story and stayed quiet when it was weaponized. I have stated in past posts that I believe she or Carole gave the story directly to Camilla Tominey.

        I also called her silence in the aftermath of the attack and knowledge of suicidal ideation an evil act. Not sure how much more I can condemn her and not show her pity.

        So yeah no sympathy for her not liking to work, or the spotlight. It’s what she chased after. And her recent behaviour toward Meghan only confirmed her despicable character.

      • Solidgold says:

        I do not hate Kate. My opinion of her is formed by her own actions and I see a woman who is determined to act as bland as possible and willing to do and accept any humiliation to keep her social status. I have a low opinion of her but hate is too strong a word.

        My extreme dislike is reserved for Will. This man did not like his brother’s wife and went out of his way to destroy Meghan and Harrys happiness! The cruelty in Will runs deeeeeeep.

      • Emily_C says:

        It’s weird to me that people don’t understand that you can despise someone and feel sorry for them at the same time. I think Kate’s rotten. I also feel sorry for her. She’s obviously got a pretty severe eating disorder, she’s married to a louse, and she’s obviously miserable. And no one “deserves” eating disorders — no one “deserves” to be tortured.

      • Deering24 says:

        I feel sorry that her mother raised her with such corrupt and unfulfilling values. No child deserves that. That is not parenting—that is eating your kid alive. 😳😳 That said, Kate bears total responsibility for not getting a clue; figuring out what she really wanted ages ago—and realizing there’s more to life than The Firm’s stifling bubble.

    • sparrow says:

      I think she’s pretty much looked like this for years. The photographer seems to have reeled back on the photoshop a bit? But it is getting worse, quicker. She looks totally uninterested in what she’s doing and almost like she’s given up.

  14. Becks1 says:

    Those colors don’t work together. The coat is too bright or orangey or something to go with the burgundy turtleneck. Black underneath would have looked a lot better.

  15. Mslove says:

    My nine year old thinks all reds go together too, and he has a pair of crimson shorts & a brick red tee shirt that makes me cringe when he wears them. That’s the reaction I had when I saw Kate’s outfit. Yikes.

    • one of the marys says:

      That brings back memories. My then 9 year old wore everything blue out of the closet for Halloween dress up including a pair of wings. It was a delightful ensemble

  16. Jais says:

    Well, technically the nanny doesn’t live in the same house anymore. Yes, the staff housing is v close by but maybe even that small change has been rough for Kate, which might explain why she seems tired at her recent appearances. I’ve wondered in the past if William or Charles would ever try to get Kate in line by threatening to reduce the nanny’s hours. Or as the kids get older, it’s just harder sometimes. And they just changed schools and perhaps it’s harder to adjust then they had thought.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Jais, I wonder how many nannies they have? If they have a night nanny, she wouldn’t need a bedroom.

  17. Cathy says:

    Each time we see a group photo there’s Kate centred in the middle. That’s not a problem as she’s the “star attraction” but it bugs me that she stands in exactly the same pose, arms in front, and it seems like she’s totally unaware of those around her? Like she’s been photoshopped in? Now look at group photos with Harry, he’s always interacting with those around him. But Kate… nothing. No sign of any interaction.

  18. girl_ninja says:

    I don’t like the coat style or the outfit at all. But I don’t like Kate, so it’s a given I can’t see past her hateful, jealous over made-up face.

  19. Mrs. Smith says:

    I don’t know if it’s the slightly off outfit or the rain or the tiredness in her face and demeanor, but she seems so lonely.

    • Lady Digby says:

      Something feels “off” about her and yes, isolated. Maybe words have been had about going beyond keenness and that as a FQC she needs to get her act together now and do a lot more solo outings?!

      • girl_ninja says:

        She got what she wanted. The title, the houses and the jewels. Just no husband/partner to love her and share her life with.

    • Sunday says:

      Agreed. It’s interesting because other royals do solo events and manage to seem more, IDK, lively or connected or something, but her whole vibe just gives me the impression of a tired mascot, wheeled out to lead a lackluster cheer for a mediocre team. In a sense, the entire monarchy has been (fittingly) reduced to mascot status, but others are a bit better at maintaining that regal facade whereas she’s just all mascot all the time.

    • Jaded says:

      She’s in a dead marriage to a rage-aholic philanderer, she’s neither mentally nor emotionally equipped or mature enough to handle her position, and seems to have arrived at a “be careful what you wish for” moment in her life. Yes, she has the PoW title, is Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall, and lives a life of near total indolence and luxury, but I’m sure she feels trapped. You can see it all over her face and by her very apparent ED. She knows she’s nowhere near as smart, capable, focused, charismatic and compassionate as Meghan and is consumed with jealousy, hence the very obvious public glares and snubs. That’s how children react. It’s too late to redeem herself in any meaningful way, she’s stuck and she knows it, and also knows that William can jettison her at any time. What a horrible life even though she has all the riches and palaces and jewelry she could ever want. But she doesn’t have happiness, that much is clear.

      • sparrow says:

        Be careful what you wish for, indeed. She looks like someone who has realised just how dull her life is going to be for this year the next and forever. I suspect the only way to do this job properly, and to cope with the media scrutiny of your every look and word, is to have the total support of your partner, the “we’re in it together” mentality. But they seem very uncoupled. She looks at sea. And, yes, she looks ill.

      • Deering24 says:

        And at some point, even the money, palaces, and jewels aren’t enough. It’s the old “once you get it, it’s not as great as you thought” syndrome. In the immortal words of Pam Grier in Bones, “Some holes can’t be filled. Some hungers can’t be satisfied.” It’s ironic that the BM loves comparing Meghan to Wallis Simpson—but Kate is way more like the latter, and getting just as unhappy.

      • Solidgold says:

        Everyone is projecting and I will too. Kate does not look trapped. She is exactly where she wants to be. Well, maybe not doing charity work, but the status, luxury, money is why she is willing to accept disrespect.

  20. LovelyRita says:

    She looks tired, haggard, hungover and depressed. I start to feel sorry for her in her gilded cage with that monster, but then I remember how awfully she has treated Meghan and Harry.

    I could maybe think PW was behind most of it, and then I remember that look she gave Meghan on the walkabout that had Meghan recoiling in fear. But I guess even mean girls have feelings, too. However, she can marinate in them, along with her Chardonnay. It won’t keep her warm at night and I doubt she will be allowed her own dalliances, if she even wants any.

    • Nic919 says:

      She could have shut down crygate years ago. She didn’t. When the Tatler article was forced to make revisions about many things none of it included the nasty comments about Meghan.

      And the recent nasty looks at the walkabout and funeral only confirmed how vicious she remains. So whatever. She chose this.

      • Tessa says:

        The way she glared at Meghan on the walkabout was shameful and het pose itself showed hostility. The real kate.

    • Chrissy says:

      Carole would never allow it. Kate made her own bed with her behaviour and deserves all the scorn we can dish out. She sold her soul a long time ago.

    • Sunday says:

      I don’t feel bad for her; she has a lot to answer for re: her abhorrent treatment of Meghan, and I hope that she’s made to.

      That being said, beyond mean-girling and scheming, it seems undeniable to even the most casual observer that there’s something very wrong with Kate. All her money and privilege and access and staff, and she continues to look this tired, this haggard, this *off*? It’s baffling, honestly. Middle class moms in the ‘burbs have access to skin treatments and spa days (or, if needed, rehab).

      I just don’t get it, and what’s alarming to me is that the entire establishment just seems to be okay with continuing to ignore it, to watch her publicly deteriorate, all the while actively pretending it’s not happening. It’s totally bizarre.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Sunday, I agree, except I keep thinking that she can change this by just saying that she wants a public separation and no more work. If that won’t work, then she needs to go for a divorce and no more work. She does control what happens next. I can’t work up a lot of sympathy for her, but I keep thinking that she’s going to break. I don’t think she has much bend let in her.

      • Solidgold says:

        It is her genetics that has her looking exhausted. Go look at Pippa, she has a relaxed life and looks a good 10 yr’s older than her age.

    • Nadia says:

      She is definitely letting her mask slip more and more. The mean girl side is showing more and more.

  21. WiththeAmerican says:

    She is so boring, it’s shocking. I guess that’s the goal, though. It worked for Elizabeth. But how are they going to keep up the mystique and tourism like this and why can’t she dress herself, just once, well. Why.

    • Kingston says:

      “It worked for Elizabeth.”

      OMG! Thank! You! for saying this (tho the bended-knee brigade wd hv ur hd for it.)

      But ur so right! The sycophants watched and waited for 70 years for betty to show that she’s not just a boring throne-sitter doing the bidding of Machiavelian men pulling her strings behind the scenes. But they all waited in vain and in the end she died on that throne. So the sycophants hv now turned their eyes on kkkHate. LOL

      Betty had the benefit of reigning in a more conservative, deferential period of history.
      KkkHate, however, will hv to deliver or reap the opprobrium she deserves. And she’s already showed 20 years of nothing.

      Time to invest in some popcorn.

    • Solidgold says:

      “She is so boring, it’s shocking. I guess that’s the goal, though. It worked for Elizabeth.”

      Yes! This is what I believe too.

      Kates public face is too look completely neutral or bored. Did the courtiers tell Meghan not to smile too much at her wedding, they told her to dial her natural charm down? The courtiers what the royals to project boredom and misery to cover for the extreme luxurious lifestyle they live.

  22. zebz says:

    Kate’s obsession with wearing the same 5 outfits/styles of meghan over and over again is bizarre. You can tell none of this style of dressing comes natrually to her whatsoever. She can’t come up with her own ideas so needs to take meghan’s cue to the extremes. She wants to be Meghan the fashion icon so badly.

    • L4Frimaire says:

      Those looks she copied from Meghan never suit her that well because they’re not hers. Even Meghan has moved on from some of those looks since moving back to California. The coat is way too long and Siberian winter for the event. Not sure about the dark burgundy t-nk but someone else once paired a burgundy sweater with a red skirt and it cause quite the conversation at the time.

      • zebz says:

        Yeah. The color blocking/monochrome style doesn’t come natrually to her at all. That’s why she uses the inspiration for the same ones over and over and wears things like the beige outfit from the other day that don’t flatter her skintone or hair color but flatter meghan’s. her most copied looks:

        meghan’s white blazer/black pants look from 2020
        her brown canada house 2020 look
        her 2017 nottingham blue coat/skirt/boots look
        her hubb cookbook look
        her saafiya red dress look and hairstyle
        her pants suit looks/wide leg pants in general
        her love of small jewelry and a purse with handles. etc etc

        it’s soooo creepy and just weird because we the public KNOW that she dressed nothing like this at all before seeing meghan. meghan had a major impact on kate’s life in ways we will never know.

  23. Harper says:

    The long coat, skirt, and suede boots are an odd choice for a rugby meet. I’m surprised she didn’t pull out Meghan’s Invictus Games ponytail, jeans and Chanel jacket look. I say Chanel look cuz cost of living concerns. Oh well, I’m sure that look is coming eventuallly.

  24. tamsin says:

    Male officials and VIP’s are in suit and tie or at least sports coat, so as patron I imagine she would be expected to be in business attire. William or Harry would have been in a suit and tie.
    i think the coat is too long, and flat plain leather boots probably would have looked better. Also the brown suede doesn’t really work. Everything is color tonally different. I think the turtle neck needed to have a more orange undertone instead of the blue understone of burgundy.

    • duchess of hazard says:

      Agreed with @tamsin – the coat is too long and the brown suede boots are iffy. I do understand that she has to dress to ‘stand out’ so I can see why Kate would err a bit on the formal side of dressing, but the shades do not suit.

    • Nadia says:

      I agree. The colors fight against each other. Not flattering at all.

  25. Beverley says:

    The turtleneck and coat colors fight each other and the coat is a tad too large, especially around her hips. Try as she might, Khate rarely gets it right. A fashion icon, she is not…no matter how tirelessly she strives, she is no Duchess Meghan. It must really rankle her, not being able to hold a candle to her gorgeous, fashionable biracial SIL.

    I would imagine that when you’re a racist and a hater, it must be miserable and downright painful to consistently come in second best to a Black woman. She must lay awake at night hating Meghan but desperately trying to dissect her effortless appeal.

    My mother used to say God don’t like ugly, and when you’re ugly on the inside, God makes it seep through on your face.

    • Dhianna says:

      I agree with every word you said. Khate has no individual taste…..always has to copy!! IMO JS

  26. Greeneyedgirl says:

    This whole outfit is a mess. She’s a mess. Each piece separately works…but together it’s a disaster. She looks run down, frighteningly thin, and dead in the eyes. At times I catch myself feeling sorry for her. She obviously is physically unwell and it’s sad nobody in her life (mother, spouse, etc) cares enough to say something. She obviously leads a very lonely life. Then I remember how horribly she treated Harry and Meghan, and even Pippa seems to keep her at arms length and know she’s the issue. I wonder if her bullying of Harry and Meghan in part has to do with that being the only thing (aside her weight) that she feels she has control over? Kinda like I’m miserable so let me try to make them as miserable as I can?

    • Julia K says:

      I thought I was the only one wondering why no Pippa visits, news releases or sightings. Is Pippa trying to stay out of the line of fire?

      • Sunday says:

        I totally agree. It seems obvious that she is physically unwell and it’s insane to me that nobody in her life (whether family or paid staff) has stepped in.

        I don’t think all is well between the sisters. That flurry of Pippa news recently all reeked of a polite but thorough F-you to Kate, whether it came from Pippa directly or the press was merely using her as the weapon; like if ‘anything you can do I can do better’ was a media campaign. Kate cosplays her early childhood interest, Pippa announces she’s earned a master’s degree in physical education with a focus on early childhood. Kate gets stuck with Adelaide cottage, Pippa announces she and her terribly moderately wealthy husband have bought a huge new estate. The icing on the cake was Pippa naming her daughter Rose. I mean!

  27. Nadia says:

    Can always tell when she dresses herself and does her own makeup. Looks horrible. That dark eye shadow and eyeliner does her no favors.

  28. Charlotte Price says:

    Attended solo you say? Um, I think she’s been listening to Archetypes. You know, “There comes a time in the life of a woman when ……

    • Kingston says:

      I think the Snr courtiers are berating her behind the scenes, hence her poor-me countenance.

      Theyr pushing M in her face, pointing out all tht M achieved in that place in the brief time she was there. They’re the same age, yet, if u compare the same time-period of their marriage and what each bride achieved (M and kkkHate) M is light years ahead of Ms DoLittle. And look at M’s continued high-achievement on the world’s stage……..

      Theyre pushing Sofiesta in her face…Fiesta has been on a solo tour to sev African countries in the past month.

      Theyr pushing the aging Anne in her face……..Anne has been sojourning in America trying to drum up interest in the RF.

      Theyre pushing Edward in her face……he’s also been in America solo in recent days.

      And of course, hiding beneath the cover of all these solo trips by others in the brf, is her own rageaholic hubby sneakily doing solo events also, and successfully concealing the fact that they no longer live together.

      Seriously who here believes that the venerable PRINCE OF WALES is living in a 4-brdroom cottage with 3 kids? Who here believes that the future-future little king, George, is sharing a bedroom with his volatile kid brother?

      Yeah……Aryan-Barbie is under a lot of stress and I’m here for it.

      Pass the popcorn. Invest in corn.

  29. Bellah says:

    How is she only forty years old?!
    She’s lived a life of privilege and leisure with staff to cater to her every want and needs and without having to do much in the way of work.
    Why does she look like she’s carrying the weight of the world on her face (especially from the eyes down)….and not like the overly pampered royal that she is??

    • Solidgold says:

      It is all by design…

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Solidgold, do you think that Khate is doing this to remind people of her MIL, so that she has their sympathy? I’ve wondered that off and on over the years, but I don’t know about the weight issue. It might have started as a way to make people think of Di, but I think somewhere along the way she has not stopped or (perhaps) she’s not able to stop.

        Being thin alone will not do what she thinks it will if this is deliberate. Di had charisma, compassion and was hard working. I’ve wondered if Khate takes something for anxiety before these appearances and that’s why she’s “off” most if not all of the time.

    • Emily_C says:

      Better a dinner of herbs where love is.

  30. EBS says:

    You don’t have to hide your mouth Clare Balding, no one cares what you have to say to Kate. I’m genuinely gobsmacked that Kate came out for rugby league (this is different to rugby union, which gets more attention and money and is what Mike Tindall played in). Good for Kate for going north of the Watford Gap, I guess.

    • sparrow says:

      Ha ha, you’re right. Same old Clare Balding trying to be “in” with the royals because of her family’s horse racing links to the queen. Like anything she has to say would break the secret services act or rock the world!

  31. Solidgold says:

    I just don’t see an unhappy woman in Kate. I see a woman playing a role that she wholly accepts.

    • Tessa says:

      Kate is very bland and lacks any real work ethic. She is about her clothes and hair and is very stepford. But she is not a nice person imo.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Solidgold, if she accepted the role she would be doing the work. She really dislikes these engagements, and she really doesn’t care who knows it. She’ll play along, but she can never hold it for the length of time needed. I still think she’s taking something to get through these. I know people say she seems isolated, but if she is that’s what she wants. She’s had more than enough time to make friends, but she doesn’t like women so that’s not going to happen. I wonder how long she’ll be able to continue to tell herself that the restricted life that she has is what she wants? I would be beyond surprised if anyone in the brf likes her and spends any time with her.

  32. QuiteContrary says:

    Her fairy tale turned out to be a cautionary tale. And her face tells the grim story.

    • sparrow says:

      Exactly. People keep saying, well she got the castles and the jewellery. I don’t think financial gain was the goal; it was simply being princess and then queen. This woman has had a comfortable upbringing. I do think she looks aged through diet and anxiety, possibly medication for both. Also an element of isolation? I know there are rumours about W’s affairs, but wasn’t there also a story recently about bad blood with her mother, with Kate effectively telling her to back out of her life. Sometimes I bet Kate would rather have the anonymity and laziness of the life she could have had if she and Carole hadn’t set their sights on Wiliam. I really believe that she may well have got where she wanted to get, but the view from the top of the hill isn’t as nice as she expected.

      • Tessa says:

        Her upbringing is imo anachronistic. She had a part time job with very flexible hours for less than a year. She never supported herself just got busy Trying for that proposal which took years

  33. Cel2495 says:

    🥱 that’s all this woman inspires

  34. Eating Popcorn says:

    And this just in – Kate wore a coat!

  35. jferber says:

    Why must she always gnash/clench her teeth. She looks like she’s plotting something or fantasizing about something very nasty. Has no one mentioned this to her? Stop looking evil, Kate!