Princess Kate wore a 16-button Balmain to honor Roger Federer at Wimbledon

The Princess of Wales made a surprise appearance at Wimbledon on Tuesday, Independence Day here in America. While she skipped last year’s Wimbledon Centenary event last year – in which Roger Federer participated – she didn’t skip this year’s Wimbledon salute to Federer, who only retired from tennis about nine months ago. Kate and Roger are “friends” and of course Kate wanted to hang out with a handsome athlete, even if Roger’s wife Mirka was there too. Sidenote: in case you’re wondering, Wimbledon originally planned to do a salute to Federer and Serena Williams, two of their biggest champions, but Serena’s pregnancy is so far along, she couldn’t travel to the All-England Club. The Federer salute ended up being a brief video and a standing ovation as he entered the Royal Box and that’s about it. What was especially nice was that Federer hung around and watched the matches on Centre Court. I half expected him to send some coaching signals to Andy Murray from the Royal Box.

Before Kate turned up on Centre Court, she went out to one of the smaller outdoor courts to watch British player Katie Boulter. Boulter’s match – and all of the matches on the uncovered courts – were suspended because of all the rain in England this week. Still, it’s nice that Kate has made a point of going to matches on some of the smaller courts at Wimbledon. This isn’t the first time.

As for Kate’s outfit, it was so bad, omg. She did an “homage” to one of Princess Diana’s ‘80s suits – a £1,950 mint-green Balmain blazer with large white buttons and white lapels, paired with a white pleated skirt and white heels. Her purse was Mulberry (in white). The Wimbledon Wiglet™ was slapped on too. I count 16 buttons on that tragic blazer. It’s so sad – while Kate’s Wimbledon style was never my jam, she used to wear relatively simple summer dresses. Now she feels the need to wear button-slathered ‘80s homages to Diana. Sigh.

A lot of people were trying to make “Roger and Kate were flirting with each other” into a thing. Even the Daily Mail was like “Kate was THRILLED to catch up with Roger, but his wife doesn’t look quite as happy.” It’s like… Kate always has to be in conflict with whichever woman is around. From what I saw during the cutaways, Kate was talking (mumbling) a lot to Roger and Mirka. Roger was mostly focused on the tennis. Roger also adores his wife Mirka.

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  1. L. says:

    The top buttons are places right where her nipples would be and I can’t unsee it. The whole look is terrible

    • HeatherC says:

      She’s so consistent in that way, nipple buttons and nipple darts. I can never unsee it and it makes every look horrendous. I believe it’s her one regret, she’s dieted her breasts away.

    • Megan says:

      I can’t unsee anything from this terrible outfit.

      • Becks1 says:

        It’s AWFUL. I hesitate to say it’s one of her worst looks a long time
        Bc my brain is drawing a blank as to recent outfits lol. But it’s SO BAD.

    • Mustang Sally says:

      What’s sad is that the color (mint) is lovely with her hair (wiglet or not – I don’t judge as tons of stars wear hair extensions). But the blazer indeed looks like a 1980’s “Working Girl” tragedy. And she always manages to wear skirts that are too long that look like a pleated lamp shade. She has no concept of sleek/unadorned – everything has to have buttons, ruffles, peplums, pleats. I wish she’d hire someone with style to style her.

    • Whyforthelovel says:

      She absolutely loves nipple buttons. It’s becoming a weird pattern. Those buttons…the fabric covered tragic buttons on top of her nipples…sigh

      • Erica says:

        I actually like it….I dont love the buttons on the front of the blazer, but the skirt and blazer are a great look for tennis, and the mint plus navy accent on the blazer is good. I know everyone else hates it! Thats ok! Don’t hate me! I just think it’s a fun throwback and a good look for the event.

      • Nic919 says:

        Diana didn’t have nipple buttons on the blazers like Kate has done. And it is not the first time. It’s likely she’s channeled her exhibitionist tendencies to the nipple buttons and see through skirts instead of the flashing.

    • NotSoSocialB says:

      Someone in her inner circle is cackling as much as I am over this ridiculous outfit! Good Gaia, how utterly silly!!!

    • BrainFog says:

      Love the colour, hate the buttons. It looks very mickey mouse to me.

  2. Flower says:

    She’s either incredibly desperate, embarrassing, clueless or just a mixture of all 3.

    Imagine any other Royal woman behaving the way Kate did yesterday, it’s insane to call this work and the optics smack of elitism.

    I hope she honours other equally deserving players in the Royal box.

    • Cairidh says:

      She flirts with every man she meets to encourage them to be attracted to her (as most men are flattered by a pretty woman flirting with them, and start to return the interest) because she wants every man to find her irresistible. She wants to be the most desirable woman in the room. Because that’s the only thing that gives her status (or was until she got the title, and she only got that by being sexually attractive).

      She wasn’t popular at school, wasn’t exceptional in any way, until she had plastic surgery to change her entire face at 16. People still complain about her personality or lack of and her inability to do her job. She’s still not popular. Her looks/physical attraction/sex appeal are all she’s got.

      However she probably does genuinely have the hots for Roger Federer. He looks like her ex Rupert Finch and she was always a Tennis fan girl from being a child. He’s tennis royalty, the prince of tennis. I don’t think he liked her flirting with him. He had his arms crossed over his chest in some photos.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Yeah – he looked at times a bit uncomfortable with her constant attention, his wife was polite but seemed to ignore her as well. She is always inserting herself into other people’s moments – she was just making sure she was in shot for the paps.

        Wonder if they are fed up with her and her family’s grifting.

      • one of the marys says:

        I’ve never heard that Kate had plastic surgery on her face at age 16 or any age

      • Jais says:

        Yeah, roger and his wife were both polite and kind. There were pics where Kate was talking to Mirka so the idea that she was completely ignoring his wife is not true. That said, was Kate talking to Roger way more? Absolutely. It’s embarrassing to see her preen so hard with a married man while his wife is right next to him. No shame Kate strikes again. Agree about her going for the pho-ops as usual. Likely, Kate was giving of her signature awkward look at me energy and freeze posing mid- sentence and Mirka was like yeah I’m watching the game.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Cairidh, I never knew that Keen had plastic surgery though I wouldn’t be surprised with Ma Meddling ensuring her ability to catch the “perfect” husband with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

        Keen seeking validation from every man that enters her orbit, creating extremely uncomfortable situations and eliminating any friendships with the men and/or their wives. Keen is exposes how little self esteem and worthiness that she has stemming from 3 decades.

        @ DU, yup. Keen is making her life around herself that much more insulated and labeled with “enter at your own peril” type of aura. I would feel a tinge bit of empathy for her but she burned any chance of empathy or compassion due to her own actions.

      • Belli says:

        I’ve heard the story of Kate asking Carole to help her overhaul her appearance over a summer while she was at school. That story was around before she and William were engaged, I think. I don’t think plastic surgery was mentioned though, so I always assumed that meant things like diet, wardrobe, make-up, hair etc.

      • Jaded says:

        @Cairidh — looking through pics of Kate throughout the years, the only small change I can see is the shape of her nose, it’s modestly thinner. However that could be a result of her drastic weight loss. She obviously goes overboard on the botox and injectibles, but having her entire face remade? Nope.

      • Cairidh says:

        Before the summer holidays the boys were asked to rate Kate’s looks and they said 2/10. Over the summer “her mother gave her a makeover” and when she came back in September “her entire face had changed” and she was “virtually unrecognisable”. Her face was now considered beautiful with all her facial features “perfect”. She was suddenly “the most fancied girl in the school”. Also she’d gone from having a completely flat chest to having a bust. “Suddenly the nerd had tits”.

        Kates weight hadn’t changed, she was already considered skinny. At Marlborough girls had to wear uniforms with no makeup. So it wasn’t clothes and makeup that her mother had changed. It was Kate’s face that people said had changed and was “virtually unrecognisable”. Carole’s not a Fairygodmother with a magic wand so the only way she could have changed Kate’s facial features to perfect was with plastic surgery. Kate’s chest could have suddenly grown over the summer, but it’s a coincidence if it suddenly grew at the exact same time her eyes, nose, cheekbones and chin suddenly all changed to “perfect”.

        If you look at her childhood photos, her whole life she had narrow eyes that turned down at the outer edges. They changed to perfect almond shape. She had chubby chipmunk cheeks that changed to high cheekbones. Her nose was bulbous, which changed to a perfect rhinoplasty shape. Her chin was bigger on the left (her right) which was made smaller and evened out. There’s a photo on the internet of Kate as a teenager, wearing a pink jumper, which shows her real face.

      • Nic919 says:

        She also got veneers and more recent thread lift around her eyes because they look different from the engagement years. Weight loss wouldn’t lift her lids as they are now.

        The sad part is that her teeth were fine but then she got the large horsey ones that are too big for her mouth. It’s likely part of the reason that her new accent is so incomprehensible because she learned how to speak with a different mouth.

      • Sugarhere says:

        Oh, Lord. If only I was given permission to caption every undersexed Kate pic with Roger Federer. This “princess” is an unmitigated embarrassment to the institution of marriage itself.

        Now is the time to speak about Catherine Middleton’s needy lust hormones. She’s salivating in front of that athlete. The face of Miroslava Federer says everything we need to know about Kate’s indecorus demeanor.

      • Flower says:

        Kate should have married Rupert and lived a perfectly upper middle class Aristo adjacent existence.

        Rupert was besotted with her and miserable after they broke up. He was a miserable loner after.

      • Sugarhere says:

        @Cairidh, thanks for the reminder!

      • AnneL says:

        Your comments piqued my curiosity so I went to look at pics of her as a teenager. I could only find a couple. She definitely looks different. She weighed more and that made her face a lot fuller and her nose look a little pudgier. But I can’t tell by looking at those pictures how much of it is weight loss and how much is intervention. The eyes might, as you said, have been a little more droopy at the corners? But not to the point where I’d say she had droopy eyes, lol.

        Interestingly, there is a rather grainy photo of her from her time in Chile, when she as 19. She even looks different there, and it seems due to having some weight on her. I recall that when she was at St. Andrews and for a while after that, she was thin but looked healthy, not emaciated. Her face looked a little fuller then too but in a good way. She looked like an attractive, healthy, fit young woman. Not a great beauty but pretty and bright-eyed and reasonably well put together.

        That was a way better look on her than what she has going on now.

      • Cairidh says:

        @Sugar that picture is actually after the surgery, look at the wide eyes.

        This one is before.

        The whole photo used to be on the internet and looking at the whole picture, the difference was dramatic. But I can’t find it anywhere online now. Only small cuttings of it.

      • Cairidh says:

        This is a bigger clip

        The first picture is before.
        The second is after. The others are some before, some after.

      • Sugarhere says:

        @Cairidh, I concur. Now we know where all the Party Pieces 🎊🎉 early savings went. Right there, stuck on Caty’s face 👀 😅.

    • Anna says:

      She knew it will look like she’s flirting hardcore with Roger, and with his wife sanding there not interacting (at least on photos) it just looks embarrassing. If another woman was behaving like that around my husband, mostly ignoring my presence, I’d also focus on tennis and let her embarrass herself further. Kate has nothing more than being a young and attractive woman and she has no idea how to talk to people outside that box. She’ll be very unhappy very soon when looks start fading (they do for everyone, no 45 yo will look like she’s still 28) and she still has nothing else going on in her life. I said it a couple of times, I really pity Kate. I know mothers like Carole, they give their daughters no room to breathe and don’t allow any mental independence, daughter has to think just like mother. I know that many manage to break free and not become like Kate, but Kate willingly went from one control freak to another. And her life is as it is now. She’s still vicious mean girl but probably deeply miserable. No more youthful attractiveness, no more babies, and we clearly see that when kids start to grow up she starts loosing the connection with them (Eg Louis).

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate at 41 looks much older than your average 41 year old. Despite all her cosmetic work, she has no youthful glow anymore. And the hair is so bad and straw like. Your hair doesn’t look that bad in your 40s unless you aren’t taking care of yourself.

    • Lux says:

      My first thought was, “Someone is going to be incandescent with rage and it’s not because he cares about her.”

      Her openly fawning over him is major cringe/second-hand embarrassment. But you gotta give her credit—she worked very hard for these headlines, you guys. And Chucky was so worried about her holding a tennis racket…

      • Sugarhere says:

        I am having a psychic visual of Kate’s love for Roger continuing vicariously through her children: I can envision her Carol-talk her daughter or George into marrying one of Federer’s set of twins.

        Kate will never let go of Roger. I can wager everything I have that she’ll make sure this one-sided swooning repeats itself for the next 30 years. She is so fixated on the Roger / Rupert type that I’d be surprised if she doesn’t arrange for Charlotte and /or George to hook up with the Federer kids.

        Run, Roger, run.

    • Princessk says:

      While I think she looked quite nice in mint green, her behaviour was something else.
      Some people said that it was almost like she was trying to sit in Roger’s lap.
      It looked as though Federer was a bit embarrassed and avoided direct eye contact as she kept leaning in to talk to him, ignoring the person on her other side. He knew that the cameras were going to be all focused on them.
      Mirka his wife can spot a phony and a fake a mile off.

      • Nic919 says:

        The fact they changed the headline says it all. Kate looked as bad as the times she was lusting openly over Harry. She also was standing next to Mirka prior to Roger entering the box and they didn’t really interact then.

        As many have stated, kate is not a girls girl. And her behaviour toward Roger was just sad.

    • SquiddusMaximus says:

      And the tabloids are hysterically speculating why Biden hasn’t prioritized the BRF? THIS is why. They are low-functioning celebrities, not even actual policymakers or change-makers.

    • beautifully broken says:

      Both Kate and Camilla were/are smokers–which their facial skin reflects–and consumers of nips and tucks. Plus Kate is the queen of botox.

      • Dot says:

        I think she’s still a secret smoker – both for stress and weight control. Her skin has that look to it that you only get if you smoke for years and years.

      • Cairidh says:

        I just read an old article that said someone wrote in her school yearbook that Kate asked a teacher “where do I put my clothes Mrs (name), they smell of smoke?” So… she was never very good at keeping the smoking secret.

    • Jais says:

      Lots of people in the public eye get very subtle nose jobs early on. The baby fat in the face and the pre- slimmed down faces makes it hard to tell. Well, that person lost weight so it’s hard to tell is what people usually say and it is! But some things can’t be changed by weight loss. A slightly bulbous nose, which most people have, is changed by rhinoplasty and a tiny subtle change to the tip of the nose. Lordy, this was in reply to the discussion upthread from @ cairidh, all of which is to say that yeah I think Kate got a nose job early on. Like sooooo many others do. What I would give to see unique noses and faces be the celebrated beauty norm. I get why people get them but it does create a homogeneity.

  3. SarahCS says:

    Sure it’s nice that she goes to watch stuff on the smaller courts, while being funded by millions of our money to do this ‘work’. Meanwhile my boyfriend (who played competitively as a teen) has never managed to go to Wimbledon and would give anything to get a chance to be there. I can’t with these grifters.

    • Nic919 says:

      She only started that last year, after a decade of attending the tournament.

  4. Shawna says:

    If she did a Diana homage just once, or just once a year, it would have so much more effect. Now, she’s just missing opportunities to promote up-and-coming British designers. And it reminds me of some unwanted Princess Di parallels….

    • Tessa says:

      Kate should stop just stop paying tribute to Diana. If she wanted to pay tribute she should
      Have been nice to meghan. Diana was called paranoid by kates husband

    • Chloe says:

      It’s very sad to me that now she’s the princess of wales she wants to mirror princess Di instead of give her own stamp to the role. The lack of personality is really coming through here.

      And this is and awful look. On her and it was on Diana as well. I always preferred Di’s 90’s style over her 80’s style. It was so much more sleek.

  5. Indica says:

    This woman has no… personality. Nothing. She dresses to mimic others. She does what others like because they like it. There’s no ‘there’ there, as it were.
    Everyone makes up what she’s thinking or doing or why she’s doing and … there’s nothing there.

    • Cairidh says:

      I remember an article around the time of her wedding for which the journalist had interviewed people who knew her in real life. They said journalists had tried in vain to find people who would say she was mean and nasty. Everyone said she was nice, docile, benign, harmless. But she had no personality “there was nothing there”.

      • Tessa says:

        They did not interview the women she thought got in her way when she was pursuing William

      • OriginalLaLa says:

        I can’t remember if it was in that specific article but didn’t one of her former teachers say she was a “cold, dull girl”?

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        A cousin said she has interest in anything outside herself and her family.

        Others have described her as a ‘cold fish’.

      • Cairidh says:

        There was a book written about Kate later, in which Williams friends were quoted as calling her “a cold dull serious girl” who was never accepted by their group. They insisted it wasn’t because they were snobs, and she was common. It was because of the way she was with them…. Whatever that means.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Former staff have had plenty to say about what a b!tch Kate is.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Really??? Oh please @ notasugarhere, do tell!!!! Please!!

      • Nic919 says:

        The housekeeper couple who left from Sandringham to Anmer and then back to Sandringham returned because Kate and her mother were very difficult to deal with.

        There is also a dressmaker who refuses to serve them because of their behaviour.

    • sunny says:

      She lacks substance. It is wild to me that she has no ideas or opinions. She is totally a throwback to when women were raised to solely exists to move from their father’s homes to their husband’s.

      Her obsession with cosplaying other women is weird and creepy. It stops being an homage if you do it all the time.

      I hope Roger and his wife had a lovely time. Truly one of the greatest grass court players of all time. As a tennis fan, i feel lucky to have watched him play.

  6. SAS says:

    Both her and Will have looked extremely tan at recent appearances.

    I cannot believe this dowdy mess of an outfit costs somewhere in the region of $5000. Obscene.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      It’s quite vomit inducing as you look at it longer than 2 seconds otherwise your breakfast is toast. 🤢🤢

      • KFG says:

        She looks horrid and just tacky. No personality other than pick me and she’s just so trashy. 5k for an outfit that makes her look like designing women reject. Money doesn’t buy taste.

    • molly says:

      I noticed Will was VERY tan at the soccer game with George too.

      Also, that’s the ugliest outfit she’s worn, and that’s really saying something. She’s had some serious bombs in her day. WTF even is it?!? She’s worn so many adorable dresses to Wimbledon over the years. Just do that!

      • Layla says:

        @molly *egg yolk dress from the end of the flop tour peeks from the corner* “am I a joke to you?!”

    • Fifee says:

      Not giving these ar*ewipes any leeway but the UK has had a sunny & warm June, so wouldnt be hard to be tanned if your outdoorsy or a kid running about in a garden.

      • Cairidh says:

        I’ve been suffering through a heatwave the last few weeks, had all the symptoms of heat stress, thought I was going to die some nights. But I’m in the north of England. Don’t know if it was as bad in Windsor.

  7. aquarius64 says:

    It was a thing because the Fail changed the headline from wife not happy to wife focused on the game in under 2 hours.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Typical. But to be honest, she doesn’t look happy at the slightest by the photos chosen by Kaiser. I truly wish that they had allowed Roger and his beautiful wife Mika, their own special box. 🙁

  8. I said this yesterday and I will say again today. Buttons and pleats and wiglets. Wishing for a man like Roger instead of the putz she chased .

    • Josephine says:

      Don’t forget the spackled-on make-up. Holy heck she’s wearing so much make-up lately.

      Mirka looks beautiful and appropriate for the event. Kkkate once again got her outfit for a JC Penney outlet in the 1980s. Sheneeds to stop the over-the-top showmanship and gestures wherever she goes. She looks so desperate.

      • Chloe says:

        Kate has actually worn a lot of foundation for a while now. I started to really notice it when covid restrictions started to lift a bit and they could do socially distanced engagements again.

      • Libra says:

        @josephine; I bought this blazer in 1990′ s from JC Penney. Wore it with white linen pencil skirt and thought I looked like a million bucks. Obviously I was mistaken.

      • Josephine says:

        @Libra – a pencil skirt would be a great upgrade. I started working in the late 80s and can’t tell you how many awful looks I had that I thought looked amazing at the time. An all white suit with a boxy jacket comes to mind! You no doubt rocked it in the 90’s – her problem is that she doesn’t dress for today and has no style. Someone could make this jacket work, just not her dowdy self.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I didn’t like this ‘suit’ on Diana & I don’t like it on Kate. She looks ridiculous & pathetic, styling herself after her husband’s deceased mother.

    • Mary Pester says:

      @susanCollins, oh how I missed my Celebitchy friends yesterday, I sat up in my hospital bed (yes, back in this bloomin place for a couple of days), but, I glanced at the television my room, saw the pictures and burst out laughing!,,, I’m positive now that when Diana died, William kept all of her clothes and now Kate trawls through them to wear, along with using Harry’s old clothes for Louis, I can’t get the link up, but there is a picture of Diana in this blazer (minus the million buttons, and one of her sat with Harry on her lap in an identical outfit that keen had dressed Louis in!! This is really creepy and not a good look! And as for keen stood next to Roger she looks asif she wants to eat him whole.!?

      • QuiteContrary says:

        So sorry you’re in the hospital, Mary Pester.

      • goofpuff says:

        It is super second hand embarrassment! I feel so bad for Roger and Mirka to be used like this for Keen’s headlines.

        Sorry you’re in the hospital but glad you are able to be here with us!

      • Jaded says:

        I’m surprised she didn’t try a bum pat on Federer like she did with Willnot in Scotland and other occasions. What is it with her hand always hovering around his behind in public??

        Sorry you’re in hospital @Mary Pester but at least you have a TV and continue to entertain us with your spot on comments!

      • Jais says:

        Omg, the very idea of Kate giving Roger Federer a bum pat! She woulda if she coulda. ❤️ to you @mary pester

      • Beverley says:

        Hi Mary! All the best to you. I always enjoy your posts. Here’s hoping you’re up and back home soon.

      • sparrow says:

        Sad to hear you’re in hospital, Mary Pester. All best wishes.

      • SIde Eye says:

        I love your posts Mary Pester, and I’m sending you good vibes. Sorry to hear you’re back in the hospital.

      • Bee says:

        I hope you feel better and they let you out soon!

  9. Belli says:

    I saw from a clip that she leaned over to talk to him during his standing ovation. Quite rude, let the man enjoy his honoring moment.

  10. Jais says:

    Imagine preening like a peacock in that ugly green jacket.

    • Erin says:

      It is so effing bad, SO BAD! I’m her age and if you said I had to wear this hideous outfit that looked like it came out of my mothers closet when she was a receptionist in 1985 in public I would call in sick. I would absolutely be red in the face wearing something like this at an event with hundreds of people looking at me. I can’t get over that we are the same age and she dresses this way. It’s like she thinks she has to dress more modest now for some reason and it always ends up looking like eighties business woman, Diana, Victorian, school marm, prairie, or toddler cosplay, I don’t get it. You can dress modest in 2023 and not look this bad.

      • molly says:

        The white pumps are what truly makes it an 80s Working Woman halloween costume for me. It’s so, so bad.

    • SquiddusMaximus says:

      This whole outfit is baffling. It should be a joke. She can’t cosplay 1986 Diana forever and expect it to look fresh. Or good. Jeebus.

  11. Dozier says:

    Does she own a full length mirror?

    • Muisje says:

      Yes and she regularly asks it: Mirror, mirror on the wall – why do I look like Charles de Gaulle?

  12. Tessa says:

    Kate is nothing like Diana. Nor dresses anywhere near ad well. The outfit was like a business suit from the eighties.

    • seaflower168 says:

      When Diana wore these type of outfits there was always something cheeky to them, most often her smile or humour or something whimsical like her butterfly earrings, or a jaunty sailors cap, so it took away from the stiffness if them. Khate just lacks any ounce of humour or personality.

      • molly says:

        When Diana wore these outfits, they were also the height of fashion! She didn’t look like she raided her mom’s closet from 30-40 years prior because she wasn’t. She was setting and following the trends and style of the time. Kate’s just doing really expensive and unflattering old costumes at this point.

      • Jais says:

        Right, Diana was being modern for her time period. It’s why she is now iconic. If she were alive, she’d be rocking current trends. Kate is playing with nostalgia and cosplay. Sometimes, with the right styling, that can work, but there is little to no styling here.

  13. Sofia-Maria Prentou says:

    16 buttons you say? So, 2 for every Roger Federer’s Wimbledon win?!

  14. s808 says:

    diana’s style was timeless cause i actually don’t hate this look.

    • Tessa says:

      Diana was stylish Kate isn’t

      • Seraphina says:

        @Tessa, YES and Diana also had the body and confidence to carry it off along with style. Kate is rail thin with no curves and I think that detracts from what she wears – then add she lacks confidence and has no understanding of style. When she was younger and dating Wills she looked healthier and better.

      • Eurydice says:

        @Seraphina – Kate has nice legs, though. I don’t know why she persists in wearing those super long skirts. Long hair, long torso, long skirts – it’s a dispiriting picture.

  15. Tessa says:

    Will Kate bring George to try to channel Diana and will at Wimbledon or will she allow Charlotte to go

  16. M says:

    The outfit is atrocious, and her feet are the color of glazed ham. Mirka was definitely giving Kate the stink eye in some of the pics I saw.

  17. Miranda says:

    Kate’s ability to to make something eye-wateringly expensive and brand new look cheap and dated is truly unrivaled.

    • Flower says:

      ^^ This 100%

      Her new stylist is trying to make her look like a slightly edgy aristocrat and there lies the problem.

      If she actually understood what suited her and liked herself enough she’d go back to Kate crica 2015. She looked comfortable back then.

      • Ginny says:

        Ok, this is something I have genuinely wanted to know — Do we know who her current stylist is? I haven’t seen or heard of Natasha Archer Jackson in ages so I don’t know if she’s still working with Kate, or if someone else has quietly slipped into the role…or if Kate is doing it without a stylist? Does anyone have intel that I missed?

      • Jais says:

        My best guess is Carole? Or a very young female aristo who’s working at KP for peanuts and lacks all sense much less the sense to style well.

  18. Amy Bee says:

    The outfit was terrible. It was too dated and Diana cosplay. But she seemed to really enjoy sitting next to Roger, perhaps a little too much. It was giving Kate fawning over Harry vibes.

    • L84Tea says:

      I think this outfit might top the Diana cosplay out of all her attempts. It’s the most obvious one in my opinion anyway. The second I saw it my eyes rolled back so hard I think I saw my own brain. I can’t believe she wastes so much duchy money on ugly 80’s throwbacks instead of cultivating a modern, chic, and professional wardrobe.

      As for Mirka, not only does she get to be married to Roger Federer while Kate is stuck with Mr. Burns, but she also could kick Kate’s butt on a tennis court.

  19. Cassie says:

    To be honest Mirka is always pretty serious at tennis games ,she is not a bubbly person .The headline was a bit mischievous really .

    Kate however was stoked to be spending time with Roger ,she looked as proud as could be ,bless her heart .

    • Princessk says:

      At one point Kate and Mirka were engaged in conversation and Roger just sat between them and said absolutely nothing. Mirka was making a point quite forcibly, letting Kate know she is not just a decorative wife and she knows what she is talking about.
      Mirka is straight talking and nobody’s fool and she can spot a fake and phony a mile off.

  20. Laura D says:

    When I saw the original headlines and pictures I thought “here we go again.” The Mail may have changed the headlines but, the content remained the same. IMHO they’re giving her the “Diana” treatment. The implications and subtle misinformation were there for everyone to read, it was an added bonus that they could get lots of pictures of Mirka looking unhappy.

    The screws are very subtly being turned. On Twitter there were lots of posts showing how her look(s) to Roger were very similar to how she used to look at Harry. Kate has been in the job long enough to know how to behave around the world’s press but, she just can’t help herself. She has to be the centre of attention to every good looking man who comes into contact with her (married or not.)

    Kate needs to be very, very careful. First there was the “recollections may vary” article and now there is wall to wall coverage of her “flirting” with a tennis superstar in front of his wife. Neither are probably true but, the narrative for Kate is changing and not in a good way.

    • Rapunzel says:

      I agree. Kate’s coverage is getting subtly harsher. And nothing is being done by the palace PR to counter it, which is a more important sign.

    • Gabby says:

      It’s exactly as she deserves. Karma may not always be on time, but she gets there.

  21. Mtl.ex.Pat says:

    As much as I hate to admit it, I like this blazer. I don’t usually like double breasted blazers but the variation on this i like. I actually also like the colour in a retro bridesmaid kind of way. But what I don’t like is women, like Kate here, who make a point of only speaking to the men in a group, ignoring the women. The women, then rightfully, get annoyed by the rudeness, and she gets to preen and think that everyone is jealous when in fact, it’s just an annoyance at her bad manners. of course, Roger has the responsibility to not play into it and to include his wife in the conversation.

    • LM says:

      I like the blazer too, but think it needs a sharp counterpart. Slim white pants, preferably ankle lenght (even though slightly ripped jeans would be best). And different shoes.

      I wonder how it was styled for the runway.

    • First comment says:

      Not only she ignored Roger’s wife but also Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who sat behind her at Murray’s invitation. Shouldn’t she at least, acknowledged her and talked to her? Hers Is quite a poignant story… or did she and I didn’t see posted somewhere?

      • Nic919 says:

        There was a photo of kate turning back to speak to her. The woman next to kate was giving her an interesting look. I think this was after mirka got tired of her flirting with Roger.

    • Princessk says:

      I think that she looks nice actually.

  22. Roo says:

    That outfit is atrocious and even the Golden Girls would have rejected it as outdated. Why can’t this woman, who has vast resources at her disposal and even more free time, dress for herself and not in tribute to a MIL she never met?

  23. Karla says:

    The issue with Middleton is that she lacks a distinct sense of style, which is a reflection of her lack of a well-defined personality. She mimics clothes in the same way she mimics grins and gestures, all as part of a PR team-organized plan, to serve occasional strategic objectives.

  24. girl_ninja says:

    Waity looked bad, she acted bad. She’s just bad news all around.

    • anotherlily says:

      Roger Federer ‘s parents were sitting directly behind him and his mother was giving Kate some very harsh looks.

    • sparrow says:

      anotherlily. That’s awful. Kate should be embarrassed, as should he. His wife (forgotten her name) looked stunning. Loved her dress. Kate being Kate, she probably enjoyed the headlines. Made me wonder whether she was trying to upset W at the expense of Roger and his wife.

  25. Beverley says:

    My eyes! There’s not enough bleach to redeem them.
    That jacket, those white buttons, the pleated skirt, the fugly white shoes. Saints preserve us! Kkkhate’s stylist is trolling her hard. What a train wreck!

  26. SIde Eye says:

    Roger, maybe you can explain to me because it’s all so mysterious … the tennis balls. Are they this big? (Folds crab claws together).

  27. Lizzie says:

    And not a word for the folks that her parents bankrupt business left owing huge sums of money while Kate swans around in a continuous parade of expensive clothes, most of which will never be seen again.

    • Unblinkered says:

      Well said Lizzie, that’s been my thought. At least the Middletons are now disgraced, Carol & Co really can’t parade in public any more. Unless they sell up and pay off their creditors – but that would be too honourable for them

  28. XYZ says:

    She’s at Wimbledon, so obviously she is wearing the blazer to cosplay the grass court

  29. Eating Popcorn says:

    Wiglets, and White shoes, and buttons, OH MY!

  30. Thelma says:

    She looks dated and to me the outfit is frumpy on her and heels are not quite right. They must not have had the usual photoshop …as it looks like her real face.

  31. Kaye says:

    If the buttons on the torso of the blazer were self-covered (fabric) and smaller, I could almost see this as an acceptable outfit. It would be possible to ignore the Bataan death march of buttons on the cuffs.

  32. Mrs. Smith says:

    Mint green is NOT her color.

    • Seraphina says:

      It certainly is not. And paired with the white – this outfit is a complete waste of money IMO.

    • sparrow says:

      I don’t think mint green is really anyone’s colour. It is vile and draining. Sorry to people who love it!

  33. The Duchess says:

    This outfit ages her by two decades at least. And that’s on top of her already looking like a dried up prune. As for the flirting, what’s new there? This is textbook mean girl behaviour being displayed yet again from Keen. I find it interesting how the Daily Fail emphasised so much on Mirka being evidently uncomfortable. Are they setting up the groundwork to finally turn on Keen, as other recent articles have indicated, or is this just them continuing to enforce their allegiance to the stepford wife who can do no wrong? Time will tell.

  34. sparrow says:

    Balmain, the rich woman’s Next.

  35. Cerys says:

    I’m surprised she could for fit through the front door at Wimbledon given the size of those shoulder pads. It’s a very frumpy outfit and those white shoes need binned. She’s worn them a lot recently so I assume they are comfortable for the bunions.
    Her behaviour around attractive men is infantile and attention seeking. Diana was often flirty too but she had the personality to carry it off, Kate does not.

  36. Harper says:

    The blazer is so minty and ugly and par for the course for Kate, but it’s those white pumps that I can’t believe she keeps wearing. So fuddy-duddy!! Adelaide must have very limited closet space and most of her wardrobe must be stashed away in KP’s abandoned Apartment 1A, which is why the white pumps are constantly in the rotation.

    As for the Federer flirting, I think it’s very hard to talk over someone in those stadium seats hence Kate and Mirka weren’t going to be connecting during the match. But Kate was touching him on the arm in a very friendly manner and guffawing which all seemed way too over the top to me decorum-wise.

  37. HeyKay says:

    She is being very rude in the way she is carrying on here.
    Her role in this should have been to be polite only.
    And always chatting to the husband while ignoring the wife is very rude.
    The attention should have been on the game and honoring RF career.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      The issue is that Mumbles and her family have made it known for years that they are ‘close family friends’ with the Federer’s. They dine out on it. So it makes sense to see Catty acting like this, as she thinks she can cause their besties.

    • candy says:

      Kate is and has always been the kind of woman who focuses on the husbands/male, it’s how mama raised her. She’s not female oriented.

  38. AnneL says:

    Who pays that kind of money for these clothes?! The color is awful on her. I think the blazer could work in a Retro fun way with the right combination of items and accessories, but it still would be a Nope for Kate because Mint Green just looks BAD on her. And the rest is just horrible 80s Prissy with a touch of Halloween Nurse Costume (and not the sexy kind).

    Come to think of it, I wore that color as a bridesmaid in the 90s.

  39. QuiteContrary says:

    That color, those buttons, remind me of the bland and chalky pastel candies that used to be given out as wedding favors.

    And those white pumps are just terrible.

  40. tamsin says:

    I don’t think Kate looked terrible. I’m beginning to think that Kate wearing their clothes is not necessarily a feather in the cap of some designers. I’m more interested in her choice of design house here. Is this the first time she has worn something from a French couture house?

  41. Fifee says:

    I dont think she looks “that” bad but every time I see her in her white stilettos I think of what we called white shoes in the late 80’s early 90’s in Glasgow (dont know if other areas called them that) … shag me shoes! Dont know if theyre still referred to as that but its an immediate thought.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Interesting. We always called them Minnie Mouse shoes!

    • Bee says:

      Around that time where I was in the states we said “come f*ck me pumps” but it was mostly about heel height.

    • Unblinkered says:

      The highheeled white shoes look is what is called ‘Essex’ in the UK. Extremely tasteless.
      It smacks of Carol M. Again.

  42. Ameerah M says:

    Kate has some kind of personality disorder, I swear. What woman in her right mind would think it’s cool to constantly cosplay her husband’s dead mother. It’s creepy and unhinged. And she doesn’t even cosplay the right looks! Princess Diana wore this look a LOT (long blazer, pleated skirt and pumps). But that was during the late 80s/early 90s. Even SHE modernized her looks as the years went on. Kate just looks dated and like she’s wearing a costume – because she is.

    • Unblinkered says:

      Agree. And surely the Federers would be aware that she’s got severe problems, to the extent they both must have felt uncomfortable with her.

  43. Peanut Butter says:

    I’d prefer the blazer paired with a super-slim pencil skirt instead of the pleated one. The jacket would still be an homage to Diana but updated and switched up a bit with a slim skirt

  44. Lily says:

    Sometimes with Kate’s focus on men in social situations, her dressing in a colorful fashion when Charles and Camilla are in neutrals, and her lack of a personality, I wonder if she is a narcissist, who has difficulty connecting with women because she cannot flirt with them and use her femininity to control them. Women will see through her faster. (As a side note: My mother is this way. I think she is an undiagnosed narcissist.)

    Carole definitely seems like one of those super controlling mothers who use their daughters to live the life they wanted for themselves. Even the bizarre amount of closeness between the Middletons makes me think there was a lot of smothering happening in that family.Carole might be a narcissist too.

  45. Gabby says:

    Since KKKate’s previous Wimbledon outfits have resembled actual tennis courts and balls, this outfit is refreshingly understated. For her anyway.

  46. Blithe says:

    I think Kate may be trying to do at least two things at once: to echo the long pleated skirts with long sweaters or jackets worn by tennis players in the 1920s/30s, and to copy Diana — without Diana’s personality and sense of fun. Neither is a particularly good look for her. The white pumps just make her efforts irredeemably worse. So much money — and so little to show for it.

  47. Nic919 says:

    She aimed for Diana cosplay but ended up more with Sarah Ferguson.

    • sparrow says:

      That wins!

    • Christine says:

      YES! This is totally something Fergie would have worn in the 80s.

    • Unblinkered says:

      That’s exactly it, the look is Fergie in the 80s. I’d also say the unflattering red tones in KM’s hair channel Fergie.
      But Fergie had a warm outgoing confident personality that then carried any outfit, and her red hair was very flattering.
      KM increasingly resembles Zoe Wannamaker.
      The white shoes are beyond ghastly – Carol M for sure

  48. sparrow says:

    Kate’s well of an age where she knows how to behave towards a woman whose husband’s making a fool of himself and by assoc his wife. Let’s run with the DM’s theory that these two were flirting – rather than enjoying the attention, Kate should have thought he was being embarrassingly pathetic, distanced herself from his behavour, and engaged his wife in conversation, even if she had to talk round him. Either Kate enjoyed the attention at another woman’s expense or she’s utterly blind to her own behaviour.

    • Bee says:

      I seriously doubt he was flirting back. I think he was just being polite to the rude royal princess he was stuck next to.

  49. Mary Pester says:

    Thank you all so much for your kind wishes, I’m still here, still fighting the fight for as long as possible x

    • Blithe says:

      So glad to see you here @Mary Pester. I always look forward to your comments. Thank you so much for sharing your unique insights in such a generous way. Wishing you the best! 🪷

    • bisynaptic says:

      Hang in there!

  50. sparrow says:

    Doing a separate comment re the hair. Have i got this correct?! Side on there’s a big bump at the back that looks like fake hair. She seems to put her real hair behind her ears underneath the bump. That’s what i think of as a wiglet. Surely everyone can see it because it looks so bloody obvious. Also There was someone on the DM who made a comment about how you could see she has lots of extensions because there was a photo from the side showing much shorter hair at the base of her neck. When there’s a long series of photos you can see more, and it’s funny spotting the photoshopped ones c/f w the ones where there wasn’t enough time to edit her properly. There’s always a great one at the entrance, looking over her shoulder, of course, but then it all became more of a mix – one second she looks like a taut canvas, the next she’s haggard.

  51. Saucy&Sassy says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out how she could have changed this to make it work. I wonder if she had gone with a darker shade of the mint for the color and WAY fewer buttons. Then I wondered what it would look like with a belt. That skirt simply can’t be saved. I think she should have worn slim legged slacks, and flats. That would have helped the entire outfit, but that’s not saying much.

  52. ExtraPhalanges says:

    Roger Federer – handsome? Nah…I don’t see it.