Princess Kate wore Zara & visited a center helping kids with special needs

The Princess of Wales stepped out today in Kent, her second event in as many days. Today she visited the Orchards Centre, a children’s center which provides support for children with special needs. Her purpose here seems to be connecting the very real need for additional support for special-needs kids with her busywork Shaping Us “campaign.” For the event, Kate wore black pants, a really awful beige-y shell, an orange-red blazer from Zara (retails for £59.99) and flats from Boden. The blazer is a repeat, as are the shoes. The pants probably are as well. She looks like she got dressed in the dark – she has a real problem putting colors together. The beige top ruins this – it should have been white or black (preferably black). Of course, the blazer just looks really cheap though.

The Princess of Wales has arrived at a children’s centre where she will join a sensory session for youngsters with disabilities and special needs. The Princess, 41, is at the Orchards Centre in Sittingbourne, Kent, to highlight the importance of supporting such children and their families. It is the first in a series of engagements she will carry out in the run-up to Christmas in support of her long term Shaping Us campaign that aims to highlight the importance of childhood experiences for the under fives.

The visit is considered an opportunity to acknowledge the difficulties faced by many parents and carers who struggle to access the time and resources needed to look after children with special needs. The Princess has made the early years a cornerstone of her work, launching Shaping Us in January through The Royal Foundation for Early Childhood.

The mother of three, wearing black trousers and a red jacket, will join a sensory development class with a group of children with a range of needs and conditions, including social communications difficulties, autism, complex needs and Down Syndrome. She will meet parents and their children, as well as some of the front-line practitioners running the service to understand more about portage and how it supports families on a day-to-day basis. The class will be run by the Kent Portage Team.

The National Portage Association is a home-visiting educational service for children with special needs from birth until pre-school age. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, it works with more than 100 portage services, providing a quality framework and training for practitioners and parents.

[From The Telegraph]

I’m not going to complain specifically about this – kids with special needs fall through the cracks of many educational systems and there is a real lack of support in many Western countries. Kate SHOULD make these kinds of visits and highlight the work being done at local levels and lavish praise on what sounds like a really great program. My larger issue is that Kate is trying to connect it to Shaping Us, which is a PR campaign that exists to waste time, money and resources. Shaping Us’s sole message is “the Early Years are important!” Kate has no plan about how to get tangible support, resources and funds to children and families. I was just thinking about this the other day – when is the last time Kate even ATTENDED a fundraiser, much less hosted one?

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  1. Josephine says:

    Why isn’t she hosting fundraisers? This family can only take money, not raise funds for others??

    It’s not like she would have to do any work – she would just delegate, buy a new outfit with shiny buttons, show up and wave her hands around, and have Carol declare how amazing she is.

    • Geegee says:

      OMG it’s a messy bunch!!!!!!!!! How dare she wear a messy bun!!!!! This will bring down the monarchy!!! Think of the queen!!!!!

      • Cessily says:

        Could she have had her staff cram more fake hair into that messy bun? It looks ridiculous, I have a lot of hair and there is no way that is the size of her bun. The Meghan cosplay is a mental illness at this point imo she needs a serious intervention.

      • Sam says:

        Oh my f***ing god!!! I can’t believe it! This cosplaying is next level!! Just sick! This hairstyle just screams Meghan!!!

        BTW the clothes are hideous. But that is not surprising…

      • Lurker25 says:

        That’s not a bun. That’s a full challah loaf.

      • WHAT says:

        She wants to be Meghan. At least seen or respected like her. You can tell she’s part of the reason why they left along with Will always trying to be in control of harry.

        Face framing hair since when

        Now her name will be a part of the messy bun along with Meghan

        The desperation is real- is she trying to let William know she can be a copy as long as she doesn’t work long

        When have we seen her this much

        You know William wants someone that he can cosplay like Meghan as long as she doesn’t overshadow him

        Something is going on behind the scenes

        Also she over accessorize thats been her issue and the look all together clashes

        Sad beige look, working women look, chunky earrings, now messy bun, to many colors make it look cheap

    • Megan says:

      Fundraising events are extremely labor intensive and have huge overhead costs, often resulting in very little net income to organizations. If Kate wants to help raise funds she should be tweeting about organizations’ needs and shooting short appeal videos organizations can promote.

      • MrsCope says:

        That is very true about the overhead, but she could also just find out how to participate in their existing fundraising campaign. Are they already hosting a fundraiser? Are they sending out a mailer that she could pen a message for?

      • Renae says:

        Could she not auction off bags of buttons or something?

      • Jaded says:

        Exactly. She could even organize an online silent auction to avoid large overhead costs, but she’s too lazy and uninterested. Actual work would cut into her parenting duties (aka going shopping, going to the gym, the hairdressers, the esthetician, etc.).

      • Josephine says:

        Which is why you need a patron who absorbs those costs. She has access to amazing spaces and a huge amount of money. She just has no will to do for others.

      • Lux says:

        What Josephine said. She has access (or should) to the best grounds and ballrooms that sit empty most of the year. They already have the human resources; chefs for food, waitstaff, etc. All of that SHOULD already be coming out of the patron’s pocket so that anything that is fundraised is extra. It’s literally the least the royals can do.

      • Lorelei says:

        Exactly. She doesn’t need to be hosting tons of fundraisers (although it’s not as if the RF can’t afford it), but she should be *attending* lots of them, enabling organizations to get more publicity and charge way more for tickets.

        But clearly Kate thinks that her job is solely to bring “attention,” not actual money. (And the attention part isn’t even working, because she seldom visits the same organization more than once, and if she does return, it’s maybe twice a decade. She just flits around getting photo ops all over the place, and then we never hear about that cause ever again.)

      • Dee says:

        It’s obvious that the charities aren’t really benefiting from the royal visits. But the royals use the charities to justify their lifestyle.

    • JJ says:

      This is what I’ve been saying! It’s what society ladies do here so do they not do it in England? It’s easy if you have good people put it together and hosting charity fundraisers is much more helpful than shaking hands and taking pics. Get a stylist, get a change in game plan, and be a royal society lady where you can wear tiaras and ankle-length dresses to your heart’s content.

  2. AzBlue says:

    She definitely got dressed in the dark. Her outfit colors and wig make her look like a clown. She’s just missing the red nose!

    • Lau says:

      One of her worst outfit for sure, it makes no sense.

    • The Old Chick says:

      The outfit is fine but the colours are all wrong. The top and jacket aren’t her shade so she looks washed out. Add the dreadful wig colour, also not her colour, and she looks ridiculous. But the messy bun is just an insult. All that bullying Meghan got over her buns and Kate wears this disaster. All quiet. Meghan looked beautiful, Kate looks like she threw on a fake bun right after waking up. It’s horrible.

  3. MrsBanjo says:

    My autistic self wouldn’t want her anywhere near my autistic son. She doesn’t do anything to actually help people, and her busywork and connecting it to one of her useless campaigns is offensive. She just sits there making goofy faces and mumbling incoherently.

  4. CindyP says:

    I hate unbuttoned double breasted blazers.

  5. Rapunzel says:

    That hair. Yikes.

  6. She is sure “working” a lot lately and always by herself.

  7. I’m all for helping underprivileged and kids with disabilities but what Can’t is doing is just photo ops nothing more. Yes why doesn’t she do more like fundraising? I suppose it’s because she has three children at home that she needs to take care of (NOT). If she wonders why they call her lazy this is it. She only does photo ops and thinks that’s enough.

  8. ThatsNoyOkay says:

    I don’t think the shell should have been black. A crisp white would’ve done the trick. I like the blazer and the colors and her hair color is nice, as is the Bumpt-It this time.

    • Jais says:

      The white shirt she wore with yesterdays suit might have worked better.

    • ShazBot says:

      I don’t even hate this as is. She’s doing different things, I like the hair up and the flats (her feet must be bugging her). Is it stylistically perfect? No. But she looks appropriate and nice.

      • NotTheOne says:

        That’s what I thought. She isn’t super glam for a visit to a non-glam place. And FINALLY doing something different with her hair. She should donate that shell, though.

      • Lady D says:

        I thought foot problems too. Big chunky heels yesterday and flats today.

    • Jojo says:

      Yes her hair looks nice & casual. Casual bun? Now who else stepped out with a casual bun very recently? Let me think 😂.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ @JoJo, Bingo! 🎯 😜

      • kirk says:

        Casual bun it is not. That’s a carefully orchestrated giant wad of hair parts artfully tugged after arranging to approximate a messy bun. But as someone else said that’s not a bun, it’s a whole challah loaf.

    • ariel says:

      Does the blouse….. match the weird buttons on the red blazer? are those buttons beige??

      • BeanieBean says:

        The buttons are gold-toned, that beige top only muddies the outfit & somehow takes the shine out of the buttons.

  9. UnstrungPearl says:

    Oh god…I have this exact blazer in black haha. Got many compliments on it too! This orange red is not my style, and agree the outfit is all wrong. She’s trying so hard not to copy Megan she’s just wearing any old combo!

  10. Amy Bee says:

    It’s good that Kate is including special needs children in her campaign but the whole premise of her project is that if children get a good foundation during the ages of 0-5 that they won’t have mental health issues as adults. Special needs children become special needs adults. It would seem that one of her early years advisors pointed out to her that special needs children were being excluded from her campaign.

  11. Noor says:

    Dear me!1 Kate is fronting a messy bun and flats.

    • Unblinkered says:

      Wonder where she got the idea from……
      Doesn’t quite work though, does it

      • Chloe says:

        I might be in the minority here but to me this hairstyle looks more like a return to her early duchess hairstyles.

        Back in the day she always had these little styles where she would braid her hair and then put it in a bun or a fun half up half down do. I actually feel like the look overal is very kate with a bit of a modern twist.

      • Nic919 says:

        The buns were complicated and tight braids not the mess she has here. She needs to remove the extensions when she wears her hair up. It’s foolish to have a pound of hair like that when it’s fake and it’s not a costume party.

    • Harper says:

      There it is! After a long wait, Kate finally debuts her attempt at the messy bun. It fails because Meghan’s style frames her face with wisps of hair while Kate has clumps on each side.

      • SURE says:

        She wore her hair in this style to a James Bond premiere in 2015 so this isn’t an attempt at cosplay. That said, I think the style, coupled with her outfit, makes her look frazzled.

      • aftershocks says:

        ^^ @Harper: “… Kate has clumps on each side.” 🎯


        Some of us can tell, because honestly, Kate’s copykeening is so obvious. Often some commenters try hard to give Keen Mean Girl Khate some slack. She don’t need none! Moreover, Baby Brains don’t deserve any slack. She’s lazy enough all on her own. Plus, she’s also too petty, clueless, and mean-spirited to be regarded with pity. Whatever happens to Can’t is what she asked for, and thus, what she deserves. She still got her deranged Meghan-Hate followers, and die-hard royalists fawning over and enabling her lame sh*t.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Harper lmao! You’re right though, we knew it was coming. And yes, Kate’s worn styles like this before, but her updos are always “perfect” and very tight and polished-looking (didn’t she even wear netting around some of them, to prevent flyaways?). This is 100% a CopyKate of Meghan’s messy bun. Which they trashed constantly for looking “unkempt.”

  12. OriginalLala says:

    I will never understand why the crotch area in *all* of her trousers is so long and awkward?! Is it because they are always too big? I don’t get it

    • Lucy says:

      Yes! I talked about this yesterday, it has to be on purpose at this point. But why???? All of her pants have the same unflattering, uncomfortable looking crotch and I don’t understand it at all. They have to be tailoring it to fit like that and honestly it lends credence to the idea that she’s always zonked on meds because you’d have to be high to think yes, this is what the top of pants looks like.

      I also completely hate these shoes, and I’m usually pretty shoe neutral.

    • Unblinkered says:

      It’s the trousers that ruin the look.

      I think it’s because her natural waistline is much much lower than the waistband visible, in an attempt to shorten her torso. Then the look is further compounded by the wearing of Spanx down to mid thigh, which always causes unflattering bunching for the continuation of the leg. I wore Spanx with trousers years back and was appalled at how they actually ruin well cut trousers. It’s an unmistakeable dead giveaway.

    • Nic919 says:

      Her trousers never sit at her natural waistline so that is why the crotch area seems off.
      A tailor could fix a lot of these issues but she’s been doing this raise the waist thing from day one. It was just less obvious in the dresses.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I think if she had more of a behind the long crotch thing wouldn’t happen. Your butt fills out the fabric somewhat, but she just doesn’t have one. It’s very noticeable in a photo from that other article at the wool factory. We see her from the side & there’s just nothing there in the back; she’s truly skeletal.

      • Lorelei says:

        It’s more noticeable because she’s constantly wearing actual pants all the time now— she always (ALWAYS) wore either dresses or those godawful jeggings, until the copying Meghan started.

  13. Amee says:

    It’s almost always about money with these people (well, isn’t everyone?) and you have to wonder if she is trying to make a point that she needs more Sterling to go to Singapore, to dress better (maybe her way of protesting her lack of staff), to pull off her Meg-life.

    I just can’t even look at the attempt to put a tan/mocha shell with red.

  14. equality says:

    Isn’t this the type of messy bun style that Meghan got flak for?

  15. Bonsai Mountain says:

    First Meghan was knocked for her ‘messy’ bun and ‘messy’ hair, now Kate is wearing messy buns, Jesus Lord the insanity…

    • tamsin says:

      But had Meghan ever done a braided messy bun? It seem to me that when Meghan does a complicated bun, it’s a sleek look. I don’t know if Kate’s intention here is a “messy bun.” I think the two pieces at the side are an attempt to be casual though, but I don’t think it works with a braided bun. I think the blond highlights look nice, though.

  16. Eurydice says:

    It’s painful for me to say it, but good for her and she should keep this up. If William doesn’t want her with him, then she should stake out her own territory. He can worry about being loved internationally and she can work on being loved in the UK. She should also get a stylist who knows how to put a working wardrobe together and a hairdresser who can handle her hair issues.

    • SURE says:

      Good for her? She’s not doing these visits because she wants to but rather because she’s been told she has to increase her PR outings in order to make the plebs think the Windsors deserve the millions they receive in tax payer funding.

      • Eurydice says:

        Whatever the reason, she’s doing something to bring attention to this program. Maybe if she does things like this often enough, she’ll actually become engaged (wishful thinking).

    • Ohwell says:

      I agree with this. She should stick to doing bread and butter photo ops in the UK by following Anne’s playbook. William looks like a loser running around trying to look like a global statesman. lmao

      • WHAT says:

        The question ⁉️ remains why now

        She could’ve been doing it well before Meg came and left. No excuse to now want to do something that could’ve been done all along

        Plus the Sussex is still riding high in the 📰 from Invictus and the Kevin Costner event so is she trying to get a piece of the headlines plus she has yet to deny she will 🚫 be in Singapore

        So is this another reason for her to be out cause she won’t get headlines in November and where is 🥚

        Why isn’t he working

    • Tessa says:

      William should not go for anything regarding international popularity. Imo not going to happen.

  17. Southern Fried says:

    She looks so cheap. And outdated. We know she’s dumb as dirt. Is she also blind?

  18. SarahCS says:

    She’s auditioning to be a palace guard once she’s fired from her current royal ‘job’. She just needs the bearskin hat.

  19. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    I would think that for a visit to special needs children, wearing bright, cheery colors would be more appropriate than this kinda depressing combo. I guess I should be happy that she didn’t wear all black.

  20. Steph says:

    Ha! I seem to be on an “I disagree with most CBers” kick today. Outside of the beige shirt, I like the outfit. The pants and jacket fit well and are appropriate as are her hair and shoes.

    Shout-out to whoever wrote this piece up. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such details about the organization she is visiting before. I even learned something new: portage.

    “Complex Needs” is written as it’s own diagnosis. Can someone elaborate on what that is? Every other condition listed seems quite complex to me as well so I don’t get what is being said.

    • [insert_catchy_name] says:

      I think it is when a person has more than one disability, which together can impact them in different ways.

    • Mary Pester says:

      @STEPH, it means when a person has more than one medical disability. Some people have say, hearing problems and another has cognative problems, and another mobility problems,another has blindness but some poor souls have all of them at the same time.

    • Steph says:

      Thank you @[insert_catchy_name] and @MaryPester!

  21. Cerys says:

    I don’t really like the blazer but that’s just my personal preference. There’s nothing wrong with it. The outfit is appropriate for the event. The flat shoes look better with the trousers than heels. I like her hair up. It looks much better today than on recent appearances.

    • BeanieBean says:

      That’s sort of where I’m at with this outfit. It’s OK, less the beige top & stupid buckles on the shoes, but otherwise fine & appropriate. She’s not the best princess to ever princess, but this is OK. And I agree with an earlier poster, we learned more about the actual organization that we generally do. That’s not Kate’s doing, but still.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Beaniebean ITA. The beige thing and the shoe buckles are what ruins it (but I personally detest shoe buckles). And her brassy-ass hair color. Otherwise, it’s fine, imo.

  22. First comment says:

    She still”works ” 2 times a week. Nothing has changed! She worked 2 days last week and I doubt she’ll work another day this week..she has just made an extra appearance on the podcast…and she gives the illusion that she works…
    Edit : that was a comment to @Pinneped and puddle

  23. Red says:

    I guess I finally understand her “Buttons” nickname! Lots of tacky blazers and coat dresses with buttons. Why doesn’t she have a proper stylist? It feels like she’s being styled by someone who works in a retirement home. No offense to retirement communities.

  24. [insert_catchy_name] says:

    Okay seriously what is up with that first photo?! Even assuming that there is someone just out of the frame, she is like 2 or 3 feet from them. Who approaches a person like that.

    Also did the official photographer take a close up photo of the back of her head? To focus on her oh-so-cool hairstyle?

    • BeanieBean says:

      Answers: Kate. And yes.

    • Lady D says:

      She reminded me of a picture of Princess Di, getting out of a vehicle in a sparkly blue dress with her hand out ready to shake hands with whoever was greeting her. I think RepliKate is trying to do the same thing.

  25. Mary Pester says:

    Ah look, Katy studied her Megan mood board and threw this outfit on along with the messy bun hoping she could pull of the “invictus” look, fail Kate, epic fail! And sorry, whilst I agree this type of centre is so necessary for the children and their families, what is she ACTUALLY DOING about it. She’s not fund raising, she’s not the patron, she’s just useing it to try and boost her flagging early years that she has done nothing about since it was launched with great fanfare, so again, co opting other people’s work. Found out today that the visit she did yesterday she told EVERYONE there (because they were doing it), that Charlotte’s FAVOURITE thing is dancing, tap and ballet! Yep along with her rugby favourite thing, and her tennis favourite thing, in fact everything that others are doing on any day of the week is Charlotte’s “favourite thing!!! Only this time she has chosen Diana’s two favourite things as Charlotte’s!!

    • dido says:

      it’s so funny to me how she can’t even copy the most simple thing right. Meghan did her own hair at Invictus! Mid-way through the day, she put just tied her own hair up in a bun herself. KKKate’s version of a “messy bun” is so obviously done by her hair and makeup team and it looks so… big and not casual-chic at all.

  26. MinorityReport says:

    It’s giving MJ in thriller vibes. I want to like this look but it’s a near miss in several ways. The jacket looks simultaneously too tight and too loose. I’m not a fan of the roses on the shoes and I feel like the blouse could have worked with a different neckline.

    Wearing a Zara jacket for this event screams “I saw the headline about Meghan wearing expensive clothes to a school, so I wore Zara. I’m SO relatable!”

  27. tamsin says:

    This event made me immediately think of Harry and his work with WellChild. It seems to me that he made a six-figure donation to this charity from the proceeds of Spare. It will be interesting to see if Kate does any follow-up with this organization.

    • Minnieder says:

      I love your optimism but 🤣🤣🤣 Harry and Meg donate hundreds of thousands to charities, Peg and Keen donate NOTHING. Never have never will

      • HeatherC says:

        Oh come on Minnieder! Kate (or staff) baked six brownies for a refugee center! Did Meghan do that? Nope!

        (* sarcasm)

      • SIde Eye says:

        Lol @Minnieder and Heather C!

        But but but what about the odd smiles, the words of encouragement, or free jazz (empty) hand performances?

      • Minnieder says:

        Sorry Heatherc, I stand corrected 😂 I forgot about the six brownies
        Side eye you’re right, never underestimate the power of the jazz hands

  28. NemesisPuff says:

    Nothing says “I’m the Princess!” like dressing as a guard.

  29. Tessa says:

    Not a flattering look.

  30. Digital Unicorn says:

    I don’t mind the hair – if she’s not going to give it a good cut wearing it up at engagements is the way to go. It looks like the dead decayed cousin of Cousin It when she wears it down.

    The outfit is fine – her shoe game is tragic as always. I actually don’t mind the heels so much – its just she often goes for the same style, which is boring.

  31. Cel2495 says:

    Oh boy! She is trying and failing miserably to copy Meghan messy bun and front hair look.
    Terrible look , the beige top is a def no. I would have just wore a black blazer or no blazer and a long sleeve top and keep it simple.

  32. CatJ says:

    If only we could get a glimpse of that ring…./s

  33. Tarte au Citron says:

    Dang, I have worked at home & in tech for far too long – I had to look up what exactly y’all meant by “shell tops” 😄

  34. HeatherC says:

    She looks fine. i agree the shell should have not been beige. Her shoes are fine. The hair is what it is.

    Funny how she wears her hair up and back to a school but down and loose to a factory though.

    And her visit was so impactful they had to take a shot of just her hair. I just can’t.

  35. Ameerah M says:

    WHY would you pair a tan top with that blazer and pants?? Also – I hate the pants – the cut looks weird on her. They look like they are supposed to be cropped but are just too short in the inseam. Kate has a long torso and the pants cut oddly at her waist

  36. Mel says:

    Her outfit is fine. I think I’d just like the blazer better in black or cream. She’s fine.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I bet she also has it in black & cream. And blue.

      • Mel says:

        If you’re wearing something that’s kind of ornate on the less expensive side, always go Black, it looks expensive. Lighter colors seem to enhance flaws and cheaper finishing.

  37. QuiteContrary says:

    That beige topic is such a fashion don’t. … It’s just an inexplicable choice.

    I actually like the blazer, buttons and all, but she just has no idea how to put together a look.

  38. girl_ninja says:

    She can’t even do a proper messy bun. What an utter failure.

  39. Kittenmom says:

    She looks much better with her hair up. But her “face framing layers” are really tragic. Whoever upthread called them “clumps” is spot on.

    • Jais says:

      Yeah, they are kinda clumpish. She could try to do something a little more whispy and delicate with the front pieces. Iirc, meghan did that beautiful twist with tendrils at the IG. It was so good. I’m waiting to see the French twist on the sil at some point.

  40. Em says:

    She just looks cheap somehow. She never looks classy or expensive or elegant.

  41. jamie says:

    I like her look. I’m glad she is wearing flats which makes this more of a work look. I believe the hair would have been much better in a low ponytail, but that is just me.

  42. Masquarra says:

    So now Kopy has embraced the flats instead of her corn inducers? Invictus benefited more than just the warriors I see 🤣😂

  43. SIde Eye says:

    Every time I look at her, I feel like Cher looking at Ty in Clueless and yelling excitedly to Deonne “PROJECT!!” I’d love to get my hands on her, but not in the way everyone thinks. This is the fashion person in me talking.

    First up – a HAIRCUT. A long shoulder length bob or maybe even chin length. Cut those dead ends. She would wear her hair up more. A lot more. And yes, like the poster said above a low ponytail would have worked here.

    Second – CALORIES CALORIES CALORIES. She has jogger’s face from not enough calories, it’s also why her hair is thinning out. She needs more calories and not the ones from crack babies, I mean real food – and good fats like nuts and avocados (another way she can copy Meghan – avocado toast!)

    Third – I would pull up to KP with a HUGE ASS DUMPSTER and put in it all the emmeffing buttons in her closet and melt them into a tiara. Dump the prairie sister wife headmaster at the Pilgrim school Mary Poppins trying to be sexy getups. She’d wear more jewel tones. Orangey- red is meh. Stop the theme dressing. Act serious. Stop the SIL and MIL cosplay.

    So how I would have dressed her here is in culottes (maybe beige or gaslighter white) with flats and a chunky sweater or turtleneck (maybe black or dark brown with matching flats). Or alternatively, black culottes, black flats, and a colorful Alexander McQueen sweater. With her hair up. Her pants always look so weird. The crotch bugs me.

    I’d write about her personality makeover but that’s a dissertation.

  44. Anne says:

    Why couldn’t she auction off one of her gowns that she will never wear again for a place that needs funds instead of allowing them to close? Or hosting a fundraiser? She has rich friends. Her staff would do all the work. Solicit items from the rich friends and business. I’ve been to many benefits in the us every year and they all make bank. If she wants to really get good press this is what she needs to do. This and stop going empty handed. She should have brought boxes of sensory toys and books today and noise cancelling headphones for these kids but she shows up empty-handed again. She gives no thought as to what people need. It’s all about her and a photo op. It’s truly selfish. I would be upset if I was a parent because these kids thrive on structure and a disruption to their day is likely to cause some upset to many of them. At least bringing in some new toys that are put out that they can play with would help. And many of these children will be tactically defensive so hopefully she isn’t trying to touch those kids.

    • Lorelei says:

      ITA with all of this, but especially with the dress-auctioning part. She does have enough fans crazy enough to pay large sums of money, and it’s true that she’ll never rewear most of them. It would be such an easy win for her, but alas.

    • Lady D says:

      She should be the auctioneer. She would seem relatable, there’s no great stress to make the perfect speech, the charity would make a lot of money, and keep the crowd size smallish, so she could handle it (with the odd assistant) and she could have a win-win situation on her hands. Plus she can dump 40 dresses from her closet.

  45. hangonamin says:

    don’t hate the shell or the pants. i think the problem is the blazer. it’s just a really loud color and hard to coordinate with. i think white would create three contrasting colors and potentially make it look even more busy. black would make the red pop more and look garish. i think she should just get rid of the blazer. honestly, everyone rags on her hair bc its so long, so full, so “juvenile” and everyone rags on her now when she puts it up. should she just shave it and make everyone happy? i, for one, won’t complain bc she’s at least putting it up like everyone wanted.

  46. sweet.persuasion says:

    What’s the point of her stupid visits, other than wasting time of the people who actually do real work? Does she make a donation to the organization? Raise some funds? The royal family’s “charitable” work of showing up to different places and cutting ribbons seems completely useless.

    Also, her clothes are REALLY and consistently awful. It’s like she’s trying to put her own spin on Meghan’s clothes, but with the least taste and style possible.

  47. Beverley says:

    KKKhate cheapens everything she wears. No matter the designer, she looks like hell. Or utterly boring. The clothes always wear her, and most often not well.

  48. Cassie says:

    Oh dear she is doing a total Meghan look .
    She really needs help .

  49. L4Frimaire says:

    Looks like Invictus Games and Queen Beyonce has lit a fire under her ass because Kate is out and about doing the most with the least. At least she’s working and trying to prove her value to that family, because there’s definitely some stuff going on in in the background with palace machinations and seems like she’s been grounded. Need to increase those engagement numbers and putting that Murdoch money to work with Shaping Us. Hopefully they’ll properly highlight the organization she’s visiting today. This look is very basic and workaday for her. It’s just there. Looks like she didn’t do her face so maybe now she’ll say she did her own makeup. The hair is not her usual style either . Some say she’s copying M’s signature messy bun, that she got so much grief for as protocol breaking. That may be the passive aggressive intent but the execution and chic is not there. Kate looks a bit disheveled, truth be told.

  50. MsIam says:

    This outfit is worse than the green suit and the beige one.

  51. one of the marys says:

    “The run up to Christmas” … Say what now?? It’s September for crying out loud. Is this some clever wordplay to disguise the next few weeks of non work coming from Kate?

  52. Nerd says:

    I don’t know what it is about her in pants but she always looks like a toddler who has put his or her pants on for the first time. It always looks so strange and not put together. It’s almost looks as if her pants are backwards or inside out and never exactly fitting as they should. I can’t even really describe how ugly her style choices are because it is who she is. I look at her and am instantly reminded of the eighties and not in a good way. Her failed attempt at another cosplay of something that Meghan has perfected (the messy bun) raises the question of if she is mentally unwell or if her husband is so infatuated with Meghan that she is trying to morph into her so that he finally returns home and maybe touches her again? She needs to stop. It is only bringing into focus that even though they are the same age, she continues to age extremely fast because of her inner ugliness. She’s looking like she could be my MIL’s age even though I’m older than Kate. That isn’t good.

  53. Karmaflower says:

    I felt she looked better in this look. I’m not a fan or orange, and the tee absolutely needed to be white or black. The rest is fine. Her hair looks better. There’s a design in her less severe bun. Minimal jewelry is a good idea when working with children. I was surprised to see bare feet. QE was a stickler on hose. I still think the bangs are hiding something. Idk…I think she did a bit better here. Seriously though, where is her stylist? She needs one. Did she not get a professional personal lady’s maid/stylist or is the issue that she can’t keep one employed?