Princess Kate wore Catherine Walker & Diana’s earrings for Remembrance Sunday

Queen Camilla and Catherine, the Princess of Wales really are birds of a feather. They “won,” but at what cost? They both seem like miserable people. Here are photos from Remembrance Sunday in London. Kate and Camilla parked themselves on the balcony across from the Cenotaph, all while King Charles and Prince William did the whole wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph. Incidentally, almost every living prime minister came out for the event too and what an odd assortment.

Kate wore a new Catherine Walker coat, because she apparently doesn’t have enough black coats and she didn’t want to recycle one of her keen Sgt. Pepper looks. This one isn’t so military-themed, but that doesn’t make it good. It’s just kind of dated and meh. The real business was happening above the neck – Kate wore a comically oversized Philip Treacy hat and a pair of Diana’s biggest, gaudiest earrings. The earrings are Diana’s diamond-and-South-Sea pearls, and those earrings were meant for a black-tie gala, not a Remembrance Sunday service. She also wore a gaudy Art Deco brooch which was sold at auction in January for £14,500. Curious. As I’ve said, Kate is tacky and she doesn’t know how or where to wear jewelry. At least she didn’t wear that ugly diamond-and-pearl choker again.

I’m also including photos of the Countess of Wessex and the Gloucesters, plus Charles and William at the Cenotaph. While it felt very light on royals this year, it also feels like Camilla and Kate are making a big effort to push out Sophie, huh?

PS… Check out the photo used of Kate on the cover of the Daily Mirror. Ouch.

Photos courtesy of Stephen Lock/Avalon and Chris Jackson/Avalon.

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  1. Mle428 says:

    That photo!! What in the world?

    • goofpuff says:

      No more photoshop for her, I guess. Maybe they decided this will get her to sell more covers.

    • Jais says:

      I’m genuinely confused. That picture doesn’t look like her. Was she photoshopped to look older?

      • teehee says:

        It looks like an amateur tried to dodge and burn her face to be lit (since the hat casts a shadow) and —
        yeah it looses all depth so her face is overly wide, plus it washes out color when you do that so also paler, and the dark lines are not matching anymore the overall lighting. So, very “aged” indeed. with deep dark lines and pale skin.

        I should do this to my picture to see what I will look like when I’m 68

      • Becks1 says:

        I think it was doctored a little bit, but someone on twitter (in reply to Kaiser’s tweet with the picture) posted the real picture and its not that far off from this one.

        I’ll point out that this picture is from Mark Cuthbert, who also did the pics of her last week (I think in the all brown or beige outfit?) when some people were also commenting on the lack of photoshop. He’s definitely not playing the same game as Chris Jackson, that’s for sure, lol.

      • SarahCS says:

        My take is someone put CarolE through one of those ageing apps.

      • Jais says:

        Lol yes should’ve said the pic looks like her but as if she went through an aging filter. But you’re right at becks1! Just looked up the side by sides and they’re not that far off but the one on the cover still looks more aged. The karmic retribution. Yikes.

      • Taneesha says:

        In the above picture on this page though, both Kate and Camilla are photo shopped but queen consort Camilla Parker Bowles is photo shopped to death it doen’t look like her at all. That’s the most shocking to me.

      • Dee says:

        I just came here to ask the same question! Her face on the cover of the Daily Mirror? She must be shitting her tights. OMFD. She looks as old and jacked as Madonna. Me yes, I am enjoying this. Cruel people deserve what they get. Especially when they go around pretending they care about people’s mental health.

      • SarahLee says:

        It looks like they photoshopped Carole onto her!

      • Bad Janet says:

        This is what real aging looks like.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Kate engages in a bunch of fillers and Botox. God knows I would if my face was going to be scrutinized by a rabid audience all the time. I have pretty much zero sympathy for these clowns, so let’s say I’m not really defending Kate. I’m defending a natural 40 year old face that looks like my 40 year old face, when we are in bad lighting without the benefit of photo editing. Aging is a bitch, y’all.

      • J says:

        I’m 3 years younger than her and she looks like she could be mom. This is not what all aging looks like.

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        Somehow she looks like Zoe Wannamaker in every picture. What the hell.

    • LeaTheFrench says:

      Someone at the Daily Mail has a score to settle with the Duchess 🤣🤣

      • QuiteContrary says:

        Hate to be that person, but it’s the Daily Mirror.

        And holy moly, that photo makes her look terrible — but at least it matches her true self.

    • Jen says:

      I wonder if it is a message being sent. Either that they’re done protecting her or William has indicated she doesn’t need protection anymore. Both interesting.

  2. ChewieNYC says:

    That Daily Mail picture couldn’t have happened to a nicer person, right? It’s like they photoshopped her in the wrong direction.

  3. Kebbie says:

    Did they doctor that photo on the mirror? It looks like they used one of those aging filters or something.

    I like the detailing on the top of the jacket. I think I’d have liked it better if it were a top or a dress and not a jacket though, looks like of weird just ending by her armpit.

    • Tacky says:

      I love the coat but the hat is just terrible. It ruins the whole look.

      • Laura-Lee MacDonald says:

        I’m with you, Tacky, I really like the coat, as the asymmetrical detailing is way out of her usual lane and therefore, more interesting. I’d wear this coat myself, and I very rarely say that about Kate’s choices. The hat is a lot, though.

        EVERY living Prime Minister? Was Liz Truss in attendance? I’m actually going to go check. Hahahaha.

      • Seraphina says:

        @Tacky, I did not see your comment and I too agree that hat ruins the entire look. The droopy brim is just not good.

      • Smart&Messy says:

        She does not work with a professional stylist, right? One can’t be this bad at their job and get paid for it. The hat, the earrings… like a child playing dress up. Or it’s Carole who styles her outfits.

      • LadyMTL says:

        Add me to the ‘love the coat, hate the hat’ list. It’s something I would happily wear, though maybe in a different color (picturing it in a nice deep green or purple…)

        The hat is just bad.

      • HeyKay says:

        Those earrings are way too much for the event.
        Does she dress herself? Nobody said “Less is more”?

      • Michyk says:

        I actually like the coat too, tacky. And I also actually really love the brooch. It’s just none of it looks well together or with that hat. I would think you’d want the poppies to be pride of place, the brooch just completely overshadows them.

      • DouchesOfCambridge says:

        I don’t like the coat, it’s missing buttons lol kidding, I personally hate pipping. That 3 line piping is a no for me. I’ve been wearing my same old pants with that same piping, it goes from the waist to the bottom of each leg. it’s been 13 years at least, I never found anything else with the same fit and so whenever I see piping it’s a trigger for me to make a disgusted face 😖 im so tired of it

      • aftershocks says:

        @Tacky: “… the hat is just terrible. It ruins the whole look.”

        @LadyMtl: “The hat is just bad.”

        @Seraphina: “The droopy brim is just not good.”

        💯 I bet that Khatie Wails has scouted her Meghan Lookbook and is desperately trying to copykeen Meghan’s gorgeous wide-brimmed hat from the 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony. Of course, Copykeen Khatie is failing by miles and miles; by an entire continent! LOL!*

    • Cessily says:

      Imagine standing next to Camilla and being the “tacky” one that takes a special kind of clueless and classless person. Everything she chose to wear is ok on its own but put together it looks horrible especially those gaudy earrings, isn’t there a pair of simple pearl eatings she could have taken from the dead queens collection? Between Camilla and Kate they truly are horrible human beings, I hope the British finally decide that the monarchy is an archaic institution and due away with it. Sad to think how many people that broach and earrings could have helped not to mention the over 100 million £ they spend yearly for their greed and entitlement.

      • Tessa says:

        Camilla helped drive out Diana and Kate treated Meghan horribly. Not nice people. Kates photos with Meghan at the walkabout were scary

      • Jais says:

        I’m wondering if she still only has access to specific pieces? As in, whoever has access to the royal jewelry now is not giving her further access. Cuz we’ve seen all these jewels before. Not that further access would make a difference bc she still has the issue of how to wear jewelry. @cessily, yep, the tackiness factor is bad.

  4. Noki says:

    They Won! Lol, I would at least say Camilla knows her man does love her and he risked it all for her. So if that’s winning to her so be it. Kate seems miserable, hope it was worth it.

    • Tessa says:

      Charles did not risk it all for Camilla. He made sure he would not lose the throne before he married her. Plus he did have a first wife who gave birth to the royal children

    • sparrow says:

      I’m replying here but it’s not really a true reply. You’ve just made me think of something related! Why do Charles and Camilla live apart? It seems to have been happening for a while. I know some of us would love to have that ‘living apart but together’ option, with next door houses or flats, but this seems excessive given that Charles has enough massive houses to make sure they could have separate wings. Perhaps it’s age. Perhaps it’s more of a friendship than anything.

      • Becks1 says:

        I think its just their relationship. Camilla has her house, Ray Mill, and I think that’s just her place to escape from the royal life and the courtiers and staff and the super formal and stuffy furniture etc. I think its just one of those things that works for them. Charles probably likes that she doesn’t demand all his attention and she probably likes having an escape.

        I don’t think they live separately 100% of the time, I just think on the weekends or whatever Camilla peaces out to Ray Mill by herself.

      • Leanne says:

        It’s so Camilla can be away from palace life and act like a semi-normal person and see her family without an appointment. Charles is notoriously busy busy busy, and Camila is notoriously lazy. I read one book about when they were first trying to rehabilitate her image, and Charles’s PR man was surprised how hard it was just to get Camila out of bed.

      • Jaded says:

        I’ve read where he can’t stand having her grandkids around — apparently he’s a bit OCD and nitpicky about everything being neat and organized whilst Camilla is a bit of a slob and lets the kids run amok, so she hightails it off to Ray Mill to spend time with them. I can understand that, being a bit of a neat freak myself. When Mr. Jaded’s granddaughter was younger (4 to 6 or 7) she was a tornado, jumping all over the furniture and grabbing stuff off the shelves to play with. She once pulled apart a beautiful dried flower arrangement in our bedroom and ruined it. I was livid.

      • Gabby says:

        Living with him must be sheer hell.

  5. Jessamine says:

    Yikes, she looks harsh.

    • Josephine says:

      The hat is really harsh. A pillbox that shows off some hair would have been so much softer/nicer.

      • Alice says:

        Definitely would had looked nicer. Both Camilla and Sophie look way better and appropriate for the occasion. And those earrings… Just no.

    • Esmerelda says:

      She does look harsh – tired, and like she aged 10 years in the last two years I’m her age, I know getting to 40 is complicated, your face does change, and yet… I don’t like armchair diagnosis, but she looks like pre-escape Katie Holmes, only older.
      She’s paid for those earrings with her happiness – not a trade I would make.

    • Nadia says:

      She really does! That hard, heavy eyeliner and mascara does not help either.

  6. girl_ninja says:

    Blech to the untouched aged photo and the photoshopped photo. She looks awful and bedraggled per usual.

  7. Grace says:

    The earrings don’t match the hat, which is way too big for Kate to pull off. I kind of like the part of her coat I can see, but together with the hat and earrings the combination is off and too busy. The top of the hat looks particularly bad in the picture in which Kate is turned towards Camilla.

    • kelleybelle says:

      The earrings are evening jewelry, inappropriate for the occasion, too big, and they don’t suit her at all. For some reason she doesn’t wear jewelry well at all.

      • Alice says:

        In the meantime, Camilla looks better again although I detest the woman but she has a sense of what to wear and when. And Sophie despite having necklace, earrings and brooch is balanced as they’re all moderate and looking better than Kate, too.

    • Eleonor says:

      I was going to write the same.
      I mean: get it she inherited the jewlery, and I’m here for the jewls pr0n but this does not mean she must wear it all together at once.
      I like the coat.

  8. Karla says:

    I am baffled how she looked fresh faced just the other day and then looks like she just recovered from a gastro-intestinal infection…

    • Chloe says:

      I have noticed that when kate smiles, her wrinkles become less noticeable. So that combined with make up and good lighting probably did most of the work when she attended the remembrance festival. In daylight her face is… less fresh lol

    • sparrow says:

      It’s always photoshop. It’s also the difference between being outside and inside (where the lighting is more favourable). It’s whoever is doing the photo and the edit (she has favourites, as we know). And it’s how rushed the photos have to be – people expect photos of the Remembrance asap and there is a limit on the amount of editing someone can do in that brief turnaround. It’s also what Chloe says – Kate’s excessive gurning pulls up her face and, while it creates more eye wrinkles, it is a quick fix to sagging. The Kate who looks tired or ill one day and then OK the next is the real Kate v the edited Kate.

      • Becks1 says:

        Yeah, I think people really underestimate how much photoshop is done in almost every pic of her, especially photos from Chris Jackson. It’s why she looks refreshed one day and the next day looks tired or whatever. Sure some of that is natural for everyone – you may be tired and not feel well one day so you are going to look different than you did last week when you were well rested and happy etc.

        But so often when people say “What the hell happened to her face” or something the answer is photoshop happened, meaning the pics from the royal festival were photoshopped and these pics are not.

  9. Maxine Branch says:

    All of those folks just look old, odd and dated.

    • equality says:

      The funny thing is the best look is from the oldest there, Princess Alexandra.

    • Feeshalori says:

      That’s Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester. She has a massive jewel collection that can rival the royal one and yet is always tastefully turned out.

    • Jay says:

      I don’t think the idea of the hat is bad (Meghan wore a wide brimmed hat for at least one remembrance service, and it looked amazingly chic). This one is too large and too droopy, and as others have said, shades her face quite a bit. It’s like an overturned fruit bowl.

      Together with the drop earrings and the really heavy eye makeup, it’s a lot. I guess the one nice thing I can say is what she didn’t do – there’s no mop of sausage curls in sight.

      • JaneBee says:

        @Jay Khate has never previously worn a hat in this style. Meghan wears these wide brimmed hats, otherwise the thought would never have entered Khate’s head. Somehow the bigger size/volume works for Meghan and as she wears these larger brims on a tilt, her face is not literally over shadowed. Khate, on the other hand clearly has no idea how to style it and proves she is once again a copy cat 😂😂

      • Jay says:

        I agree – it’s a style I hadn’t seen on Kate before, but I didn’t want to outright say she was copying MM because after all, she’s not the first person to wear a wide, flat brimmed hat! But it definitely gave me Meghan vibes.

        And in theory, I like this style better than the fussy, feathery “satellite dishes” she usually favours. But as you say, the execution is missing.

      • Becks1 says:

        Kate has definitely worn a big hat like this to Remembrance Sunday before. It wasn’t this exact one, but she has
        Absolutely worn a big hat to this event before.

  10. Mamasan says:

    Now THAT is worth a thousand words! I wonder if it was a bet?

  11. BaronSamedi says:

    She really doesn’t know about jewelry at all does she?! But does nobody around her give her any advice?

    Kaiser you nailed it. Those are statement pieces for a gala, definitely not to be worn like this? And I even get where she was going. She maybe finally ‘got’ that she needs to tone the bling down and decided well statement earrings then! But not like this woman!!

    How does Sophie pull of wearing three pieces and not look overwhelmed by her jewelry while Kate is droning in her earrings and not freaking matching brooch.

    Which is the next thing. How do you mix late 80’s earrings with an art deco brooch. Like, Kate, hand over your keys to the loot box you simply do not deserve those pieces.

  12. Woke says:

    Thank God no military cosplay this year.
    I like the coat, the hat is nice but they don’t go together and the earrings don’t suit her. The brooch with the 3 poppies it’s just too much. Kate’s problem is she/her team doesn’t know how to compose a look. When you want to compose a look you pick a strong piece and you build around it in this case it just look like they throw each pieces together without thinking. The black of the coat and the black of the hat doesn’t even match.

  13. Seaflower says:

    That photo from DM is something. I thought it was a man at first glance, and then CarolE given the age… but its her. Twitter has the original getty image version and DM actually made it look better……

  14. Seraphina says:

    I like Kate’s coat but the hat’s dropping brim is not helping her overall. Earrings are WAY too much for an event like this and why on earth did she cover up that brooch with the poppy pin???? It’s like whoever styles her does this on purpose. I noticed Queen Side Piece has done the same. What a waste of jewels.

  15. Ameerah M says:

    Even without the retouching – Kate looks ROUGH. I feel like this is one of the reasons why she is always mouth agape at events – because when her face is resting it looks like THAT.

  16. Miranda says:

    Kate accessorizes like a 5-year-old going through a princess phase.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Well, that’s her developmental state so it’s not surprising lol. I babysat my 8yo nephew this weekend and he asked more intelligent questions, was more articulate and expressive when he spoke, and was able to talk about hobbies, friend groups, and why he doesn’t believe in god. He’s already more advanced than the Remembrance Day Mummy with the inappropriately oversized jewels.

    • Feeshalori says:

      Lol, my 3-year-old great niece had a princess birthday party this weekend and even she wore less bling than that.

  17. Amy Bee says:

    Somebody was playing around with the photoshop again. This time it wasn’t Harry and Meghan. The press hates Kate too but have to pretend to love her because of the deal KP struck with the newspaper editors.

    According to Catherine Walker, the coat dress is military style so Kate’s still on theme. This was a blatant Diana cosplay. As Kaiser said the earrings are not appropriate and she doesn’t know how to dress. She would have been better off wearing some small diamond studs to match her new brooch.

    • Seraphina says:

      I agree with all you said. It did strike me odd to read their headline and then see a very haggard and miserable looking Kate. The passive aggressiveness is real.

    • Feeshalori says:

      She has those pair of smaller diamond and pearl earrings that she wore in Windsor right after the queen’s death and on the walkabout. Those would have been a more appropriate pair to wear than these huge doorknockers.

    • Nic919 says:

      Even switching her earrings from the concert would have been better.
      But I think she treats these events a bit like a twisted wedding but instead of something old and something new, it’s something from Diana, something from the royal collection and something that Meghan might have.

    • Cairidh says:

      Diana wore pearl drop earrings in 1991 with a similar hat. The royals consider pearls appropriate for mourning because they symbolise tears. She’d be criticised for wearing diamonds instead.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Cairidh, were the earrings Di wore as big and long as the ones Wails is wearing? I just cannot see Di wearing inappropriate earrings to this type of event.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Cairidh: The press would not criticise Kate for wearing small diamond studs. She’s wearing a diamond brooch that costs 15,000 pounds. Where’s the criticism for that? The invisible contract that she has with the press means she will never be criticised for anything but it’s clear they don’t like her.

      • BeanieBean says:

        It was these earrings, though; Diana wore these earrings for evening black tie & tiara events.

  18. Pumpkin (Was Sofia) says:

    I like the coat but with the hat AND the earrings it’s too much going on at the same time. One needs to go and my vote would be the earrings. Looks a bit too “grand” for the occasion.

  19. Lolo86lf says:

    Why does princess of Wales Kate looks like a constipated raccoon on that first picture. I guess all the royal titles, castles and money in the world can’t bring you happiness.

  20. Becks1 says:

    That Mirror picture is…..something else. Yikes. I thought it was satire when I first saw it, like something someone on twitter had doctored to make her look like that. That’s the front page of the Mirror?? And charles isn’t going to like that his first Remembrance Sunday as monarch has Kate as the headlining picture.

    The black coatdress is fine, I prefer that to the military cosplay she does sometimes, but did she really need another new black coatdress?

    • SURE says:

      Interestingly, Sophie’s dress was a rewear which she’d also loaned to her daughter to wear to the cousins’ vigil for the TQ.

    • Nic919 says:

      Has kate stepped out wearing a repeat since the Queen has died? Because a repeat would have been fine here. These faux military outfits are a joke anyway considering kate never served and had plenty of time to do so, she didn’t bother being a part of the RAF auxiliary and she’s rarely attended any military type engagements in well over a decade, outside of pageant type things like the St Patrick’s say even (and even then nit every year).

      • Becks1 says:

        The only two repeats that come to my mind are the coatdress she wore when they thanked volunteers at Windsor and she repeated the dress from Philip’s funeral for that reception at BP.

        She certainly went on a shopping spree as soon as she got the cornwall money, didn’t she?

  21. FlowerChick says:

    The Mirror is traditionally left leaning and the UK is currently swinging (very slightly) back left.

    I’m going to guess this is Mirror pay-back for them not getting some sort of access as clearly that picture has been HORRIBLY doctored.

    • BUBS says:

      The picture wasn’t exactly doctored though. I saw the original on Twitter last night…apart from the contrast in lighting, it’s the same! Kate is just…rough!

      • FlowerChick says:

        It’s defo been doctored – there is a link further up alongside the original.

        Not far off but still doctored.

      • BUBS says:

        By “doctored” I assume you’re referring to the lighting contrast in the original and the one published by mirror. Because apart from that, everything else is as is. The eye bags, the jowls, the hollow cheeks etc…it’s all as is!

    • JaneBee says:

      The Mirror has run some surprisingly shady pieces on Buttons and Busy Bill. They’re both tabloid newspapers, but Mirror def has a diff tone in its royal coverage compared to the Daily Heil.

      • Cairidh says:

        I think it was the mirror who outed William for not working at the air ambulance when he was claimed to be. They said he was turning up, posing for photos with the chopper, then being driven away again.

        One newspaper once published photos of aged William and Kate how they’d look when they were elderly. That picture of Kate looks like that.

  22. Over it says:

    Damm girl , why they doing you like that? Lololol. It’s what the girl deserves though. Also these two women actually sophie too looks miserable. I guess misery does love company . Meghan saids hi from her happy contented life in sunny California

  23. Tessa says:

    What is with that headline wouldn’t it be Charles and Camilla head salute. Why is Charles paired with Kate

  24. Janey says:

    The Mirror photo makes her look like Jennifer Aniston a bit – to me at least.

    Kate looks haggard. She’s clearly struggling with something at the moment, if she put a bit of weight on she’d look much better. still, as with William, you get the face you deserve.

    The earrings are lovely but not for a Remembrance event. The brooch is lovely but not underneath a poppy bouquet. The coat thing is nice and the hat is nice, but as usual she’s overdone it.

    • Eurydice says:

      I was going to say Hollie Hunter, and she’s in her 60’s.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      I don’t think she’s struggling with anything – she’s gotten everything she’s been waiting for for the last several decades. Princess of Wales title, access to Cornwall funding for her and her family, access more jewels than her Princess peers which she flaunts by wearing way too much of and at inappropriate times, 3 children, an almost nonexistent work schedule, praise and adoration for being lazy and basic in every way, a family and press that supports her white supremacist behavior, and a husband whose philandering behavior she’s already aware and approving of. What on earth would she be struggling about?

      I think what’s happening (and has been the case for years) is that her photos are usually so airbrushed and photoshopped than when the real her is shown, it’s shocking. She looks old and haggard because she’s an ugly, cruel, racist person (also see genetics, smoking, and excessive sunbathing).

    • twoz says:

      I’d say she looks like Zoe Wannamaker, but that’s an insult to Ms Wannamaker.

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        Zoe Wannamaker was my first thought. But she has a kind of mischievous sparkiness to her that makes her much more appealing.

  25. Ginger says:

    Those earrings are too big for an event like this. And I love that the Daily Mirror had that picture of Kate on the front page.

    The derangers (who love to doctor Meghan pictures) are losing their minds over this. Karma.

    • Amy Bee says:

      The derangers love it when the press doctor Harry and Meghan pictures so they shouldn’t be crying now.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Derangers are nefarious for doctoring Meghan’s photos. It’s all they can do-the Fail has done the same quite often. Slightly O/T. There is one deranger/anti Meghan account that shares stories from radaronline on the regular. LOL every time. Radaronline is owned by Dylan Howard. Someone named by Thomas Markle in that Sunshine interview involved with stopping the wedding. Dylan Howard, known friend of Murdoch & Weinstein. Dyland Howard, who Ronan Farrow exposed in his book. Dylan Howard who couldn’t successfully sue Farrow.

      Kate needs to stop wearing party earrings to serious events. Truthfully, she needs to stop a lot of things. Not in her game plan.

  26. Tessa says:

    Another fashion show for Kate. She is super tacky.

  27. Mslove says:

    Charles & Kate lead the salute? What about Bill? I now know what Kate will look like in fifteen years thanks to the Daily Mirror.

    • Tessa says:

      I thought that odd like Charles is kates husband.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      MsLove, I thought that was very odd, too. Is the Mirror trying to tell us something? I wonder if Wails has Chuck’s support? I suggest Chuck be very careful, because Fails will not like that at all. Things could get quite interesting.

      • Mslove says:

        The mirror puts a big, unflattering photo of her on the cover & a tiny pic of Chuck in the corner, I can’t stop laughing. 😂

    • Feeshalori says:

      OMG, in 15 years Kate will be 55 and when l was that age l did not look that rough! This is more the face of a 75 year old, and apologies if l inadvertently insulted anyone of that age who looks better than that.

  28. MoBiMom says:

    Remind me again why the women folk are consigned to the balcony for this? It’s not just the retrograde clothing, it’s all of the accompanying retrograde symbolism attached. Ugh!

    • Nic919 says:

      Anne takes part in the ceremony below so if Camilla or kate wanted to they could likely do so as well.

      • Carolind says:

        As far as I can see only the blood royals take part in the ceremony. Anne is. Kate and Camilla are not. Prince Philip took part but he was of royal blood anyway and also served with the navy, including during WW2.

  29. Malificent says:

    Why are all of the women wearing fancy brooches with their poppies? Shouldn’t the poppies be worn alone? Otherwise, the statement comes across as “Not the poppies again, so boring….”

    • Margaret says:

      I feel the poppies should be the centre of attention. I consider that their significance is diminished by a sparkly brooch being worn with them, or by a igaudy pair of earrings suitable for evening wear only. Simple pearl earrings would have been more appropriate.

  30. MsIam says:

    Wow that picture in The Mirror! And lol at the “Kate and Charles lead salute to the fallen”. Sorry QC looks like you’ve been kicked to the curb. Sophie has become a non-entity now, just someone they can push off on assignments.

    • Lemons says:

      I find it so interesting that Sophie has been pushed out. She tried so hard…for nothing. Maybe the Sussexes will still give her the time of day.

  31. Mooney says:

    As soon as I saw the hat,my mind went immediately to…. never mind.

    All I see is,too big and tacky earrings, heavy makeup 💄💋, another new coat, fake lashes, and a brooch drowning under all those poppies. She really hasn’t worn a repeat since becoming Wails. Not quite our class darling, I get it why they say that and I’m no fan of those snobby aristos.

    I just remembered, Meghan was criticised for having “too happy lips “. I’m not kidding 😅

    As for being miserable, I hope they continue to be. That’s why they deserve.

    • Kit says:

      I know !!!! l.saw de hat and said omg she is goin full.on Princess.of Wales now except this isn’t the 90s darling ! Good God de black.eyes, big flashy jewellery and alas her sharp features are v noticeable now aren’t they , l wonder did they have words in de car or something as that car pic wasn’t a happy one , again !!!!

      Does Kate really that though my God isn’t just unbelievable was photo shopping they can do now, she looks like a completely different person, v like Carole , on a positive note l like de hat !!!!

  32. Lizzie says:

    A hat and bun are usually Kates best look, so what went wrong? Genuinely wonder if she is ill.

  33. Dee N. says:

    The Daily Mirror found Kate’s hidden “Picture of Dorian Gray” photo!

  34. SAS says:

    Ok between the brooch, earrings, new Catherine Walker coat, custom Philip Treacy hat, can some newspaper please publish the obscene cost of this outfit created to stand on a balcony. I’m speechless.

    • First comment says:

      She wore a mango dress last week and the RR (palmer) praised her… she is so thrifty!!!(the brooch alone costs 14000…)… her fans justified the fact that she bought another black coat by saying that she’s thrifty and she will wear this coat several times in the future as she already wears coats from 2011!!! ( I kid you not!!!)

  35. CindyP says:

    WTH with those earrings & huge bucket hat. She looks awful

  36. equality says:

    Where is all the outrage for the price of the brooch and the new coat?

    • Eurydice says:

      I saw a piece the other day about how the RF would no longer give out information on what Kate is wearing because it was drawing attention from her charitable work. But maybe that was only for her personal calendar and not events like this. They also named her stylist, but I’ve forgotten who it is.

      • Becks1 says:

        If she was concerned about drawing attention from her charitable work (“work”) then she should stop wearing brand new outfits every time we see her.

      • Julia K says:

        Yes to this; she must have multiple appropriate outfits in multiple closets. Wearing new clothes every time she appears in public during these austere times is a very bad PR move. People in the U.K. are noticing and not in a good way. Wearing evening statement jewels during a daytime event is tacky.

  37. Quinn says:

    I think part of the reason this picture is shocking is because you can’t see Kate’s hair under that big hat, just the shape of her face which gives her a more severe look.

    I’m curious how she looks like in real life without all the photoshopping. Do people who meet her see her as the same or different than her photos?

    • sparrow says:

      I know people who met her years ago around the time of the engagement. Two things – they said she was overly slim at that point (so imagine now) & that she is no stunning beauty, but pretty (one guy chimed in and said “reasonably pretty”). I read a courtier who said you wouldn’t look twice if she walked past. People on here have seen her at events more recently and say she is very thin and her skin is bad. So, yes, I think she must be disappointing. I’ve read some DM posters who’ve met her and they say she looks aged. I’ve said it before, but an old chap who loves her went to a meet and greet and couldn’t believe how old and unremarkable she is; he thought it was someone else. It really is photoshop. You can see it’s bad here because Remembrance photos are rushed out. Some of her funeral walkabouts showed her like she is because they were put out quickly. She stages her good photos (in the car on the way to the funerals etc). I think some of the more accurate photos of what Kate looks like are the garden centre ones during lockdown or a bunch of Christmas ones (Kate “Wrinkleton” released by The Sun). Most of the people who flock to meet her are fans, so their opinions might be more kept to themselves. It must be very hard for her. But she is caught in a trap – she is too thin for body type (see before her engagement) which is damaging her face, and she is heralded as a great English Rose beauty (even more so after Meghan) and they photoshop her to fit this narrative.

    • Jan says:

      I saw a few comments from people that met her, she is thinner in person and her complexion is not the best, and none said she was prettier in person.

  38. Steph says:

    From what I can see if her coat, I actually like it. Everything else looks horrible though. Not even a meh, horrible. Her make up looks like it belongs on someone in a casket. I’m gonna start calling her Princess Cadaver. Do the metals even match on her jewelry? It’s wild to me how she gets it so wrong when you know she’s trying her best. Her looks are the only thing in life she ever put work into and yet still, this is the result.

  39. Osty says:

    Camilla looked good here

    • sparrow says:

      I think Camilla has always had a worn-in face look, even when she was younger. She is very British upper class in that regard and of that age – out and about with the dogs and horses. Her skin is weathered. Somehow, she has grown into a relaxed looking elderly person who doesn’t care and doesn’t seem to change much. I agree – I also think what she’s wearing is good here.

      • FlowerChick says:

        Camilla is like Kate.

        They care when they sense they have a rival.

        Kate is like a chameleon, she morphs into her surroundings – it’s her survival mechanism when she feels she is out-gunned i.e. Freeze.

        When Meghan is around, her insecurity compels her to pile on the make-up.

        I mean who is she competing with now ? Sophie ? Camilla ? Duchess of Gloucester ?

  40. Harper says:

    Ouch. I imagine it’s not a very good morning at Adelaide because of that photo. And it’s not that far off from the real thing, just some badly adjusted shadows and brightness.

    Tell me again how Kate is aware of the cost of living crisis yet thinks it’s a good idea to display a new fourteen thousand pound diamond brooch on a solemn occasion to remember the war dead? This is one of the fallouts of Kate not fitting in with the aristos. She loses out on that private social life where she can dress up and show off her royal baubles in fancy settings with fancy people. Instead, she hauls them out on daytime funeral/memorial events that call for less showy bling in a very Let Them Eat Cake manner.

    • Rapunzel says:

      This hits on the one thing I keep thinking when I see Kate wear gaudy evening earrings to daytime events: Kate doesn’t seem to have much night life. She’s not really going out to evening events or really much events at all, so she plays dress-up at daytime outings. It’s a sign of how unpopular and unconnected she is and how Will goes partying in the evenings without her.

  41. zebz says:

    Kate looks absolutely awful in these pictures. Kaiser chose the best ones out of the event. In one of the pictures with Camilla, you can’t even see the whites of Kate’s eyes she has so much eyeliner on. Camilla looked softer faced. Pretty shocking. Just because Meghan can wear a heavier smokey eye and wide brimmed hat, doesn’t mean Kate can. This is why you need to choose makeup, hairstyle and clothes that suit YOU. Just because something looks good on Meghan doesn’t mean it will look good on her also. Same with Diana who had a different coloring than her. You would think she would know this after 20 years in the spotlight.

  42. Tessa says:

    William looks annoyed as usual

  43. swirlmamad says:

    Read multiple Tweets that said maybe the horror-show DM photo is payback for not trotting out the kids this week after they were “strongly encouraged to” by the press. Either way…..ooof. Kate, you in danger girl. That this has gone so viral is not a good sign.

  44. aquarius64 says:

    Notice Sophie was not standing at the same balcony as Can and Kate like the year before and Meghan was with the German president and his wife. The BM used the balcony position to humiliate Meghan. Now Sophie doesn’t stand with the queen and the queen in waiting. Karma has come to Sophie for her nastiness to Meghan: no title upgrade (she’s not Duchess of Edinburgh) and she is a second string royal as far as the BRF is concerned.

    • FlowerChick says:

      People never really understand that when you help people to harm others, you set the blueprint for your own pain later on.

      Smallest violin being played for Sofiesta the Beard of Wessex.

  45. ABritGuest says:

    The tabloids aren’t your friends & the photo of Kate in the mail & mirror shows that. I wonder what exclusive etc KP can come up with to soothe tabloid editors.

    I really like Kate’s jacket. But the hat is too big & the earrings are OTT for the occasion. Kate can’t really serve face so this wide rimmed hat with hair pulled back wasn’t the right look for her.

    Nice one talking about the cost of living crisis & coming out with a £14k new brooch. Must be nice not to be criticised for that though.

    • Jais says:

      “The tabloids aren’t your friends.” Truer words were never spoken. I can totally see Kate and William mistakenly thinking so after they feasted for years on leaking about meghan. It’s like they forgot what it was like before she entered the picture.

      • TheVolvesSeidr says:

        The RF doesn’t seem to have any self-awareness or foresight at all. I think you’re right @Jais, they completely forgot what it was like before. It’s weird.

  46. D says:

    The Nursing Home Gang looks horrible.

  47. C says:

    Meghan’s natural facial collagen alone threatened these people. I mean, yikes, look at all of them.

  48. sparrow says:

    You just know the Kate die-hards will be saying she looks bad here because she’s ill, tired, or, the best one they come up with on these occasions, she’s been up in the night with the kids. Like the woman doesn’t have a staff of 100s. This is the real Kate. It’s mainly weight issues, but also sun damage. And stress of the life she wanted but isn’t good at.

    • Nic919 says:

      They have already started by showing the Chris Jackson photos of her from the event which are of course heavily photoshopped. The mark Cuthbert photo isn’t photoshopped and does not look as bad as the mirror cover because the real shadows are kept.

      But a lot of this is on kate anyway. She wears a massively large hat at an event where she will be all in black and then she does a smoky eye during the day with fake lashes. Of course that will look heavy for a day time event.

      She’s been doing this for over a decade and still doesn’t seem to understand the basics.

      Camilla on the other hand tends to dress appropriately for this event every year and understands when the king needs to stay at home. (I did see the comments about the brooch with the poppies, but that is something the queen did as well and it looks to be a military emblem… which is better than just an Art Deco brooch unrelated to the theme).

    • MsIam says:

      Or that Kate’s pregnant. That’s the other catchall excuse anytime she doesn’t look top notch.

  49. sparrow says:

    I wonder what she’s like at singing? (I’m looking at the photo of her and Camilla singing.) I think I’m an OK singer but the moment I’m in a church service or have someone standing near me, my voice starts cracking when I go for the high notes and it doesn’t really settle after that. I love carols but ruin them when people are around. I’m a church service growler.

  50. Eating Popcorn says:

    Her dresser hates her and why would anyone think those earrings are appropriate? I don’t understand it, does she believe she has great taste or that she seems modern?

  51. Betsy says:

    How does she look older than Camilla?

  52. AnneL says:

    So is that Daily Mirror picture doctored to make her look older, or that just how she looks and they didn’t photoshop it to help her out?! No smile, no hair, unfortunate moment in time, so it’s kind of a bad trifecta…..but still. Yikes.

    I really need to know now. Inquiring minds.

    I like the coat. The jewelry is too much.

  53. Gobo says:

    That picture reada like a warning shot by The Mirror. They are a left leaning tabloid so it might just be a dig for the hell of it.

  54. Digital Unicorn says:

    That photo on the front page of the Mirror – yikes on a bike!!!! All that makeup isn’t hiding those dark bags and haggardness and that eye makeup has just made it all look worse.

    I think it’s a mix of sun damage, smoking, strict dieting, stress and genetics. She’s turning into her mother – Pippa is only a few years younger and she doesn’t look like this. I also think she over did the fillers and botox.

    • Lizzie says:

      It takes a lot to overcome genetics – I’m aging just like my mom. HOWEVER, I do not have the local tabloids running several photoshopped pic’s of me daily declaring I am the most beautiful in the land.

    • Unblinkered says:

      I suspect alcohol plays a large part in why she looks so shocking.

  55. Cathy says:

    Ugh! Kate wearing Diana’s beautiful pearl drop earrings and she can’t even make sure that they are hanging straight! It bugs me so much when she wears these beautiful pieces like this. Just sloppy.

    And they are evening wear… not for day wear… that woman has no class.

  56. Lululu says:

    Ugh, who gave her back her black eyeliner pencil?

    I was looking through a gallery of images of her somewhere and her skin looks terrible. You can tell when she’s been photoshopped and when she hasn’t. It’s either smoking or anorexia…or both. Even so, someone with her means should not have skin like that.

  57. CC says:

    “It’s been 30 years since the crime of the century: Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, abducted in broad daylight on Remembrance Sunday and vanishing without a trace. Here is a police artist’s rendering of what the royal, who would be 70 if she’s still alive, might look like today.”
    – British news report, November 2052

  58. L4Frimaire says:

    That picture is terrible and I thought it was a parody but it’s apparently real. Whatever settings they did aged her by 20years. The massive hat and big jewelry was way too much and super tacky. Camilla actually looked nice and appropriately presented. Sophie’s earrings were also too dangly but she was nicely dressed. Can’t stand her though so if she being pushed out of the mean girl circle, oh well, a tool outlives its usefulness. This event seemed very flat without the Queen or even her presence. It’s the lack of personalities.

  59. Tina Loman says:

    Don’t like the hat or coat. I loved those earrings when Princess Diana wore them, but they don’t work with this outfit. They are gaudy, but she made them work. She looked much better last night. Photoshopping? I thought she had a touch-up she did not.

  60. The Voice says:

    Looks like it’s finally sinking in what life will be like. First glance she reminds me of some Sith Lord. Coat is actually nice but the jewelry ruins it. She could’ve lightening up on jewelry to made it look more modern but she did the opposite and loaded up on the jewels. The BRF are a snooze and they know it. Their existence seems very empty. I can’t believe they’re still around and being supported by taxpayers!

  61. Anne says:

    The lower lid/ waterline eyeliner does NOT work on a more mature eye… honestly it even aged Diana by the mid-1990s. If Kate can afford $10,000s in jewelry, can’t she get a competent make up artist? YIKES.

  62. Janice Hill says:

    Kaiser, I agree that Catherine doesn’t know how to wear jewelry, but the jewelry itself is beautiful. The pearl choker is beautiful. What brooch at what auction? Did she buy it?

  63. Solidgold says:

    Kates makeup was too heavy, almost like theatre pancake makeup.

  64. Jaded says:

    That hat is doing her no favours, the shadow it casts on her face makes her look even more drawn and haggard. The earrings are utterly tasteless at an event like that, how can she not understand that it’s a somber service, not a glam event to drag out the most ostentatious family jewels.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Jaded, that’s what I ask myself, too. I’ve decided that any engagement/event is a photo op to Wails. That’s it. She dresses and accessorizes accordingly. If someone tells her that the jewelry is not appropriate, I have no doubt she dismisses them and does what she wants. This is all she has and she’s going to hang onto it forever. She chose the wrong thing because aging is inevitable.

  65. QuiteContrary says:

    Wearing those earrings to what is supposed to be a somber event just really annoys me.

    She has all the clothing sense of a preschooler playing “Pretty Pretty Princess.”

  66. Beverley says:

    That photo in the Daily Mirror took my breath away.
    I’m utterly speechless.

  67. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    I noticed something recently that didn’t even register on my radar for years: Kate is always referred to in reference to other women. I don’t just mean the obvious, like when tabloids cannot mention Kate without also mentioning Meghan. But even with small things like this very article, Kate wore “Diana’s earrings.” There are never any Kate earrings. And Kate will never have “Kate’s ring” — it will forever be “Diana’s ring.” Kate is just a non-entity at this point.

    But I think that type of small thing will translate to both William and Kate being forgotten to history. Ironically, Charles and Camilla are more likely to be remembered simply because of the infamy surrounding their relationship and Diana’s tragedy. But William and Kate are utterly forgettable. Even their names are unremarkable. Their official portrait was unremarkable. Their so-called “work” is unremarkable. Their personalities are barely there, other than glimpses of rage, pettiness, and jealousy. By the time William becomes king, his kids will be young adults and they will be the ones in the headlines, while William and Kate will be after-thoughts. Even though Charles will be remembered for the wrong reasons, I don’t think history will remember William and his wife at all.

    • Geegee says:

      It’s because she has no personality of her own. She has the personality of an empty cardboard box……that has been left in the basement a few years….and has gotten a little soggy and moldy…..unpleasant nothingness. That’s kate middleton.

  68. Diamond Rottweiler says:

    You can only wear those earrings if it’s past 10pm, you’ll be slapping someone in the face, throwing a martini on them, or pushing them into a fountain. (Also permitted day or evening if your activity is chasing down puppies to turn them into a coat).

    • sparrow says:

      That’s brilliant! Agree. I don’t like jewellery because it usually takes away from an outfit and just gets in the way, and these earrings do nothing to change my mind. They look like costume jewellery but probably cost a fortune. They are to be worn with a gown at night, surely.

    • Dee N. says:

      Omigod, love it!!

  69. jferber says:

    My God, the Mirror’s photo of Kate is absolutely horrific–I bet that’s how she really looks! The rest of the pics were naturally photo-shopped. Surprised/happy to see Kate didn’t wear hot pink again to a memorial, but perhaps it’s hidden underneath the coat.

  70. Geegee says:

    That hat is ridiculous.

  71. Lucky Charm says:

    Heavens to Betsy, she looks older than her mother on that cover! Yikes.

  72. Linder says:

    This is a solemn occasion and taken very seriously. I don’t expect them to be laughing.

  73. Murphy says:

    After seeing that picture I’m sure Sophie felt just fine about not being in their shot.

  74. HeyKay says:

    Is it just me or does it creep anybody else out about the fact that most of Kates jewelry is from dead relatives? lol
    Granted the BRF has a massive jewelry collection but ffs can William not shove a crowbar in his wallet and buy the Mrs. some jewelry of her own?
    Cheapskate! lol

    • Mary says:

      😂. William didn’t need to with AK-47 in charge of Diana’s jewels (I was shocked when I found that out!). Kate has been dipping into and altering Diana’s best jewels. For example, the South Sea pearls original to this set of earrings are not worn on this set by Kate. She has switched them out for a, I think, better pair of smaller pearls (I think the ones that went with a pair of Ruby and diamond earrings).

      I think the stories going around about the Queen not letting Meghan wear any of her jewels that Diana had previously worn really applied to Diana’s personal collection of jewels that were being stored at Buckingham palace. If they haven’t already, William and Harry really need to divvy up Diana’s jewels between themselves before Kate takes or alters all of the good ones!

      I also agree with everyone who says that these are black or white tie earrings and not appropriate for a daytime event. Kate, however, has been wearing blinger and blingier jewelry for daytime events, starting with when Meghan came upon the scene.

      • Tessa says:

        I think Diana’s collection was already divided up. Her will specified it and the queen had no control over Diana’s personal collections

  75. Jen says:

    Those earrings are absurd for a daytime function, and the heavy eyeliner all the way around is terrible anytime of day, made more so by the wacktastic hat and severe hair.

  76. Candy says:

    This so severe, yikes. She seems very self important and dry as a cork.

  77. Emily_C says:

    The reason Kate looks so bad is that SHE DOES NOT EAT, people. It disturbs me that so many are finding other reasons and not even mentioning this one. She has an eating disorder that is killing her in front of our eyes. She’s very rich, so who knows, she might exist for a long time yet, but this is a dead woman walking.

    No wonder Meghan’s been able to show such grace to Kate. Meghan must feel so bad for her. And yes, as horrible as Kate is, I feel bad for her in this one singular area too. No one should have to go through this, and eating disorders (and other mental and physical health issues) are not some kind of karmic punishment.

    • Tessa says:

      Meghan had to turn away when Kate looked openly hostile to her when she got out of the car on the walkabout
      I doubt Meghan and harry feel sorry for kate.

  78. Likeyoucare says:

    I hope everytime kate goes to the vault searching for jewelleries she cackles like a witch she is and thingking of meghan.

    Khate : ooo look shiny. Meghan must be jealous of me!

    Meghan in montecito
    : aww this cute necklace by an ethical bussiness woman shop. 10% off too. Add to cart.

  79. Acclaim says:

    Is it bad to feel a tad sorry for her? Because I do.

    She looks downright, absolutely MISERABLE and VERY unhappy.

    Also, just speculating here, but that looks like the face of a woman who drinks often & regularly, along with popping pills throughout the day. 😞

  80. HK9 says:

    In your twenties you have the face you were born with. In your 40s you have the face you deserve.

  81. MangoAngelesque says:

    I honestly thought that was Carol(with-an-e) in the header photo. Seeing her right next to Camilla was the only thing that made me realize that it was Kate.

    If she does her own makeup, she really doesn’t know her own face nor been taught how to do makeup that looks good in photographs. If someone else does her makeup, they hate her.

  82. Beth says:

    Kates hat looks like a martian spaceship…

  83. N. says:

    Safe to say this was not Kate’s best day? Ha ha. She looks sleep-deprived and frosty-angry. In the photo where QC is speaking to her, she’s not returning eye contact , which looks snooty and disdainful.