Princess Kate wore grey & showed up empty-handed to a refugee center

As much as I used to complain about the Princess of Wales’ doily looks, button-slathered coatdresses and inappropriately twirly skirts, you’d think that I would be happy that Kate is finally committing to pantsuits and work-friendly separates. Instead, I just find it unsettling, mostly because she’s still doing “Meghan, by Kate.” Kate inevitably gets it wrong though. The details are always off.

These are photos of Kate today, making a solo visit to the Vsi Razom Community Hub. The community center is located about ten miles away from Adelaide Cottage. She “helped pack parcels of food and clothes with young Ukrainians, who arrived in the U.K. in the last year,” and the food is for other Ukrainian refugees. William and Kate have made several visits to various foodbanks and refugee centers over the past year and a half. They always arrive empty-handed. The most infuriating examples of their empty-handed, half-assed refugee work is when both of them met refugee CHILDREN at separate events and neither of them brough one toy or diapers or kids’ clothes. It’s appalling.

As for Kate’s ensemble here, she wore a £120 Cefinn sweater vest and £130 Sézane ‘Martin’ trousers. Can’t wait to hear from all of those people who complained for years about the Duchess of Sussex’s inseams – Kate absolutely needs a trouser tutorial, because I’ve yet to see her in a pair of pants which I find flattering or well-tailored. The shoes are also wrong with this look.

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  1. Libra says:

    Cute outfit! Pants don’t fit but I’ve set the bar low.

    • Chloe says:

      I actually like the top part of this inspired by Meghan outfit. I just wished she had paired it with some light wash denim straight or bootleg jeans and some cute leather boots. I know that this is a royal engagement but it would have made the look a bit more casual and modern. And interesting.

      • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

        As I scrolled, I loved the top part too and, yes, Meghan inspired. I thought of Yara Shahidi at the Dior show; the white shirt, orange skirt and fab belt. The top with a bottom part like that would have been great, but we’ll have to wait until Meghan wears something like that. (Believe me, it took awhile for me to jump on the copying train, then it was too obvious to deny.) The best accessory, agreed, would have been donations in hand.

      • swaz says:

        She will do as you say sometime in the future, she reads Celebitchy. I love how she took Meghan’s sleeveless sweater and put it over a shirt 🤣🤣🤣

      • The Old Chick says:

        Same. I really like the shirt /vest combo. The pants don’t really go and the shoes def not but hey, better than buttons

    • BeanieBean says:

      I like the individual pieces, just not all together. And the shoes are just wrong. They’re also showing their wear at the toes. I also noticed in that top photo, the young woman behind her looks like a total fan girl–note the hair, trousers, and shoes, and big goofy admiring smile. She wants to be Kate!

      • Sam says:

        She’s cosplaying Meghan AGAIN! Meghan wore two sweater vests at the Invictus Games and then met with Ukrainian refugees in Düsseldorf, where she wore a monochrome gray outfit just like this one!! So Kate not only copies Meghan’s clothes but even her work!! AGAIN!
        This is so incredibly noticeable, it can’t be that someone doesn’t notice it!

    • RoyalCommoner says:

      I actually like the pants on her. The white shirt collar needs styling and the shoes don’t fit, but i kinda like this.
      However, Kate and the British royals should stop thinking that their presence is all that because it’s not. They’re just like anybody except with MONEY and an occasional tiara or velvet costume with a cape. if you want to be of service, to live a life of service, well then serve. Dont just go where help is needed to take a pic besides people of color.

    • RoyalCommoner says:

      I actually like the pants on her. The white shirt collar needs styling and the shoes don’t fit, but i kinda like this.
      However, Kate and the British royals stop thinking that their presence is all that because it’s not. They’re just like anybody except with MONEY and an occasional tiara or velvet costume with a cape. if tou want to be of service, to live a life of service, well then serve. Dont just go where help is needed to take a pic besides people of color.

    • kelleybelle says:

      She needs all that bulk on her because underneath she is so frail.

    • Lux says:

      I agree that this is actually a cute, almost fashion-girl look, minus the shoes and hair. The vest sits right and the slightly boxy fit on the bottom, as well as the exaggerated, slightly oversized shirt cuffs, is stylish. The grays actually match and make it look like a set. It’s a very capsule wardrobe look that’s simple and clean.

      Aside from the fact that she’s wearing pants, I see very little “Meghan,” who rarely fastens the top button on any collar. The Peter Pan collar is very Kate, and I give her a B+ for modernizing her own look.

      • Bee (not THAT Bee) says:

        I did a double take at the top photo because it looks like she has shoulder length hair and it looks really good on her! Turns out it’s because of the layers, and the longer layer is behind her shoulder. But check it out, she could totally do shoulder length and it would look great.

  2. Jeanne says:

    This entire look is so odd to me. Who the hell let her leave the house like this. It’s so bad!

    • Roo says:

      It’s a bit off and doesn’t quite work, but it’s loads better than the doily dresses she loves, so I will say it’s an improvement. I just can’t imagine leaving your lavish home on palace grounds empty-handed to go visit a refugee center It’s shameful.

    • agirlandherdogs says:

      I had the exact same though. Who looked at that and said “You look great”? Each piece is fine on its own (except the pants are eating her feet). They just don’t belong together. Especially a mock turtle neck sweater vest with the collar popped like that.

    • Bingo says:

      I… actually like this look. She needs to tailor though.

      • Lila says:

        Me too… it’s the first time I’ve looked at her and thought, “hmmm she could really lean into her body type and rock some funky androgynous looks!”. Wouldn’t happen in a million years, much too daring, require absolute confidence in self, and would take a discerning eye to pull it off; but it would be cool!

      • Bingo says:

        Thanks Lila – that’s exactly word for it. Socially acceptable but slightly edgy androgynous looks. I have Kate’s build and I love corporate androgynous tailored clothing. Cate Blanchett does this look well.

      • TheBayTea says:

        Same! I think she looks fantastic.

        She looks modern and professional. I wish she would do more of this type of look.

    • Ginger says:

      Her torso is long and it throws the whole look off. Kate needs to dress for her body type. She is also built like a football player.

    • sparrow says:

      A shirt done right up to the neck, up and thru a turtleneck tanktop, makes her look barely able to breathe. She should’ve picked another shirt and let the tanktop be alone at the neck.

      • Jais says:

        Same thought. Let the mock turtleneck stand on its own. It’s too busy with the white collar peeking out. If the sweater had just been a crew beck, then sure. Styling misstep imo.

      • Jais says:

        Crewneck not crew beck! The white blouse underneath is ruining this turtleneck. If you look closely, there’s a large bulge protruding from the turtleneck, presumably from the collar of the white blouse underneath. I’m not against white blouses under a sweater but it doesn’t work with this sweater. A collar-less white blouse could have worked. This little detail is important. There shouldn’t be a weird bulge there. It’s called styling!

    • L84Tea says:

      I see what she was going for with this outfit, but it just looks off somehow. All the lengths are odd, especially the top half. Somehow it comes off looking like she borrowed Charlotte’s school sweater because she spilled something on herself and needs to cover up.

    • Sportie says:

      Each item individually is fine but do not work together. When going for a monochromatic look it is essential that you get the tones of each item of the same color alike. I just find the underlying tones of each grey item slightly off and it throws the whole outfit off. Not to mention the fit and length of the pants are wrong and WTF is with the sleeves of her white blouse.

  3. ariel says:

    The fabrics, shades and styles of the grey sweater vest and pants- just don’t go together.
    It just looks… off.

    • MF says:

      Yup. Not only do the shades of gray not work together, the proportions don’t work. They should either compliment or clash. The sweater either needs to be more fitted or more loose. Also, the white shirt is too big. (You’d think she could afford a decent tailor, FFS.)

  4. Quinn says:

    She’s dressed like she works at a post office or something.

  5. Aeren says:

    Those shoes! They’re not only hideous and wrong with those pants but they seem to be really worn in the front.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I noticed that, too! I think it’s from walking across so much gravel, which they seem to prefer to paving over there. (I remember ruining a favorite pair of hot pink heels walking across a gravel drive).

  6. Inge says:

    Interesting, the tories are full on anti-refugees and she’s visiting a refugee centre.

    Indeed the shoes are completely wrong. Some white sneakers would have been perfect.

    • ML says:

      Inge, She’s visiting -Ukrainian- refugee. Not your general asylum seeker. The former are politically “acceptable.”

  7. Becks1 says:

    Okay, so I saw the headline saying she wore gray and I thought “bet she wore a gray sweater with gray trousers for more Meghan copying.” But even I was shocked at how blatant this is. this looks so much like the outfit that Meghan wore to meet with that group of girls in Dusseldorf. HAS SHE NO SHAME?!?!?!?!?!!?

    And then lets just discuss how its a bad look. That sweater looks like its meant to be worn by itself or with a slim turtleneck under it, the blouse is too bulky, the sweater and trousers dont work together even though both are gray, its just…….lordy. If she’s going to copy Meghan like a stalker at least look good while doing it!!

    • MsIam says:

      Kate to shame: I don’t know her. She really needs to stop copying Meghan because that’s all people focus on, instead of what she was actually trying to accomplish. Its weird.

    • QuiteContrary says:

      OMG, she did try to copy Meghan’s gray outfit! She is just deranged.

      I actually like the sweater Kate is wearing here, but not with those trousers, which just look wrong .. and she’s swimming in that blouse, which looks dumb with its collar popped over the high neck of the sweater.

      • Becks1 says:

        I like the sweater too! i’d wear it by itself with a pair of jeans. she just styled it terribly.

    • L84Tea says:

      OMG, you’re right. I forgot that Meghan wore head to toe gray just recently. No shame whatsoever.

    • Eurydice says:

      Well, she copied the color for sure, but she managed to wear pants that fit much better than Meghan’s.

      Still, Kate looks like a paper doll – with the hair and shoes permanently the same and just the wardrobe changing. She could have looked fun and a bit edgy, but the hair, jewelry, shoes keep her in soccer mom territory. And Meghan never looks soccer mom, even when wearing unfortunate pants.

      • Becks1 says:

        Why are we hating on soccer moms 🤣🤣🤣

      • Eurydice says:

        @Becks1 – not hating on them at all. They are what they are – a distinctive suburban style known more for practicality than high fashion. If Kate wants to project that image, that’s fine.

  8. heygingersnaps says:

    Her vibe always screams “I deserve a medal for showing up”
    Arrested development (if there was ever a development) indeed.

  9. MinorityReport says:

    I actually think Princess Karen looks good. Don’t love the hair or the cuffs on her blouse, but overall I like the look.

  10. Chaine says:

    I actually like the pants. Just not with that top and sweater vest. The vest and the collar are so 1980s I’m cringing. I wonder if there was something in the archives of Princess Diana wearing a sweater vest that inspired this look.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I wore sweater vests in the 70s, or short-sleeve sweaters over long sleeve blouses. A lot of what I’m seeing today reminds me of that.

  11. Concern Fae says:

    People are going to look back on this time and be aghast at all the super high spikey heels women wore.

    • Julia says:

      Yeah, I think she mostly looks great on this outfit, but isn’t she there to “work”? Packing food and supplies? Why not hem those trousers so she can wear really nice, expensive sneakers (or at least flats) and tie up her hair? If you’re just going to cosplay as a volunteer, Kate, at least cosplay a COMPETENT volunteer!

  12. SarahCS says:

    I like the idea (kopykeening aside) but not the execution. I’ve had outfits like this that in my head seem like a good idea then I put them on and realise it’s a nope.

  13. Todays photo op sponsored by a refugee center. Here I am look at me visiting you and I brought you nothing but me wearing some clothes. I will smile maniacally and if you’re lucky I will do my jazz hands. Thank you all for sponsoring my photo op and now I will be off.

    • antipodean says:

      Hahahaha!!! Spot on @Susan Collins! Smile and wave is what Kitty does best, it’s all she can bring.

  14. Rachel says:

    I actually don’t hate the pants- except the hem length- argh!, but I actually think the fit of these isn’t terrible. The top half is a total disaster! And those shoes are hideous! Also, that first pic, at first glance I thought she had cut her hair to her collarbone and thought it looked so fresh and cute! But no, it was just the shorter layers. Again, argh!

  15. ShazBot says:

    I actually quite like the pants, though probably would have gone for a pop of colour top to pair with them.
    The shoes are wrong for the outfit.
    The shirt and vest are too much together, she should have picked just one.
    Actually the pants and shirt (with white sneakers as suggested above) would have looked pretty good, with hair in a pony tail, ready to work, and bringing in a donation – or at least coming with a business who is making a donation.

  16. girl_ninja says:

    Why is this outfit so misshapened? Is she attempting to be a bit edgy or something? This just looks a mess and her hair again is just dreadful.

    They seemed to lower her “medication” dosage so she’s not quite as manic today.

    The young woman in the back of Kate in the first photo looks perfect. THAT is actually a Duchess Meghan styled outfit and hairstyle.

    • Ameerah M says:

      It’s because she has a long torso and the sweater vest cuts off her body at a weird length.

  17. Harper says:

    How nice of the refugees to gather around Kate and give her a round of applause as she experiments with different fashion looks.

  18. dido says:

    Has she ever worn a sweater vest before? or is she only wearing it now because Meghan wore two in Dusseldorf (and looked amazing doing it)

    • Deering24 says:

      This sweater vest looks cheap as all get-out–like it’s part polyester and stretched/faded in the wash after one wearing.

  19. Digital Unicorn says:

    Its one of her better looks but it also accentuates how tiny she is – she’s pretty much drowning in that shirt.

  20. Nicole says:

    I actually like this outfit. It’s something I would wear. But as a commenter above mentioned, the shoes are wrong. She needs something with a round toe. IMO something that has a chunky heel or platform. The pointed toe doesn’t work. I gotta give the girl credit, her Meghan cosplay is pretty decent. It’s sad, but decent.

  21. MoxyLady007 says:

    The dimensions are all off.



    Does anyone have any YouTube channels or such that discuss how to know what flatters you best, how to pick items, how to accessorize, how to dress with your own personal style while still looking like an adult etc?

    Cuz I feel like I got this but I’m also in a HUGE style transition where I’m like – oh I own 30 million pants and two t shirts. Not even blouses or button ups or sleeveless sweaters.

    Tops are currently uninteresting and also my nemesis.

    • Carrot says:

      @MoxyLady007 If you’ve seen some things you like online or IRL, you can shop in person and ask to be styled. If you like what you see and can afford it, buy the lot! If you like what you see and know you can get some less expensive and similar pieces then do that.

      That said, here’s a read:

    • Lurker25 says:

      Igotchu. I’m going through that transition myself and found the following YouTubers very helpful:
      Lydia Tomlinson:
      very young but has a very classic, minimal, old money (on a practical budget) sense of style. GREAT styling tips. Really explains why/how to put together outfits, what proportions work (you’ll never see Kkkhate without hearing Lydia’s little audible cringe sound), how to accessorize to pull an outfit together. Lots of over-40s love her.

      Justine Leconte: french, focus on sustainability, good at showing what makes a quality garment.

      Hannah Louise Poston:
      Does a lot of makeup and random life things, but i love her approach to dressing. Eg, she’s got a video on how to build outfits with that piece you love but don’t seem to ever wear. She’s more whimsical than Lydia and goes more broadly into figuring out how you think about clothes.

      All three don’t do haul videos (Lydia does some sponcon but very clearly tells you that), have a minimal, sustainable approach to fashion, and offer solid tips on how to figure out your style and build a wardrobe that works for you.

      I’ve become MUCH better at buying the missing pieces, the gaps, in my closet that help create more outfits with the clothes i already own. And better at dressing in a way that’s comfortable, appropriate, and like, “me at this age” instead of “me at 20 years ago”.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Hey, @Lurker25, thanks for these recs!

      • Lurker25 says:

        @beaniebean, thanks! I was worried it was too long and babbling 😅

        This one from Hannah Louise Poston on dressing for a changing body is fantastic bc NONE of her suggestions are the usual “stretch fabrics are your friend” bs:

        She actually suggests avoiding some stretch fabrics and goes into what the garment will look like if you gain and lose weight and still be wearable, the drape, fabrics, construction, cut.

        I’ve fluctuated a LOT recently and initially bought super disposable polyester stuff when i was at my biggest bc i expected to go down. She got me thinking of what to buy that I’ll keep forever, wear forever, bc it’ll look good on my body no matter the size underneath.

  22. Nancy says:

    Except for the fact that she got her sweater vest from the House of Monsieur Rogers I think this is actually one of her better looks.

  23. Tennyson.Sarah says:

    I have met Edward several times, and occasionally Sophie.
    Do you see the photos with the people in wheelchairs? This is how we have to wait, at times for hours for the HRH’s to arrive because the angles give the photographers more latitude, or whatever for their photo-ops.
    And BTW I can confirm that Edward&Sophie are pompous & full of themselves behind airs of pretending to care. EDWARD in particular and they are dim. Again, Edward in particular.

    • Ohwell says:

      None of them care about the charity. There visits are photo ops.

      There is never any follow up to what Will and Kate learned. They just move on the next charity to learn some more. Maybe they will come back in a couple years to learn again. But all of it is just photo ops.

      I do not understand why the charity workers are not insulted.

  24. Amy Bee says:

    I get what she was trying to do but the execution is off. The neckline of the sweater too high for that shirt and the shoes don’t go with the outfit. She should have worn flats instead. Where did she get the idea to wear grey?

    • Lurker25 says:

      @amybee, grey is the new [insert basic neutral] for fall/winter. It’s the fashion con of getting us a buy ALL the basics we already own, just in a new neutral.

      Kkate is so fashion forward 🙄

  25. Ameerah M says:

    That shirt underneath is terrible. The pants look sloppy (they seem like they hang too low on her waist – may be too big), and the vest cuts off at a weird length. The shoes are completely wrong as well. The whole outfit looks drab and lightly uniform-ish. It’s all terrible.

    • L4Frimaire says:

      She can never seem to get pants right. She’s tall but has a long torso and short legs proportionally. A lot of times her pants look too low waisted, which looks a bit dated, or the leg shape is off. The vest length is neither here nor there. It needs to be longer or more cropped.

      • Ameerah M says:

        She is someone who would look amazing in classic high-waist pants. And she has the height to pull it off. But she’s too busy trying to look like someone else.

  26. EasternViolet says:

    Okay, so Kate is in my style area today, so I feel I have the expertise for the following recommendations: She needed a silver pendant, a simple black belt, her pants hemmed about 1-2 inches and black stilettoes. A black clutch would have looked sharp too. I mean, I love grey and tweed, and she missed some very obvious and simple styling opportunities!

    • L4Frimaire says:

      I don’t understand why she’s wearing this parsons shirt with a mock turtleneck. The peek of pointed collar and voluminous sleeves look like she stole it from a bishop. She should have at least turned the cuffs back and wore a nice bracelet stack or something. It’s like she assembled an outfit from the spare parts of her Meghan look book.

      • EasternViolet says:

        I think the shirt and the vest were well paired but not styled at all – the shirt could have been a simpler oxford, with rolled up sleeves and silver bangles (or something simple, tasteful and statement), with the collar peeking out. The shirt was the right colour, but missed notes on shape and styling for sure!

    • Ameerah M says:

      I love grey and tweed as well. And she somehow managed to make it look bad.

      • EasternViolet says:

        It looked bad because it was bland and boring, with the wrong silhouettes. She basically had a blank canvas with absolutely nothing on it. In my view, its such a simple look to achieve and she has all the resources at her fingertips to achieve it. And I am not even talking about needing the keys the jewelry vault. She probably has some simple, classy pieces already – a great watch with leather strap, some silver bangles. A simple white gold/silver chain with simple statement pendant – I mean I could have styled this with what she already has in her closet in 10 mins. This is not hard! And she could have still maintained a unique and signature look without the accusation of stealing from Meghan. I have a hard time actually accusing her of that since she gets it so wrong every time!!!

  27. Turistops says:

    Nothing in her head, nothing in her hands – that tracks.

  28. Sonia says:

    She’s a mess

  29. Jan says:

    Unable just discovered the white shirt challenge that was on Twitter for Meghan, ole girl have all the bases covered.
    Meghan’s $35 Romper had all the fashion magazines writing it, about along with every outfit she wore in Germany.
    Unable wears expensive clothes but it always looks like the clothes are wearing her.

  30. L4Frimaire says:

    You can’t appropriate someone’s look and expect it to work for you. Monochromatic neutrals work well on Meghan because she gets the fit right, the tones work with her coloring, and she has fabulous accessories. These colors make Kate look washed out, the proportions are off and she has styled it all wrong. It is Pilgrim plain. If she had worn a Ralph Lauren fairisle vest with a bit of color in it, and a black ankle boot, this may have worked. Even her die hard fans are finding her current looks boring. Yes Meghan wore all grey at that cafe in Düsseldorf, she wore a few vests at Invictus, but she would never wear something like this. I don’t even know if at this point it’s copying because Kate’s last few looks are just boring and uniform like. At least she’s getting out and doing more, even if it’s just photo ops.

  31. Cerys says:

    Why is it so hard for Kate to wear a pair of trousers that fit properly? She is tall, slim, has pots of money, designers on speed dial and yet she can’t buy clothes that fit. Todays look is particularly bad – the trousers are too long, the weird jumper thing is too short and the blouse is far too big. The collar reminds me of the comedian, Harry Hill 🤣

  32. tamsin says:

    Kate follows up a visit to a black community with a visit to an all white community. There are probably a few refuges of colour who are suffering right now, so a visit to them might cheer them up. But here she is supporting His Majesty’s Government and its Ukraine policy so can’t question the actual choice. I think a white shirt is something Meghan carries off wonderfully, but I think she generally rolls up the sleeves and if she wore them down, they would probably have an interesting feature. This shirt does have a nice cuff, but on Kate it just looks like the sleeves are too long. A white shirt and a vest is classic, but Kate looks like a school girl here. I really like each of the individual pieces, but to my eye, the trousers should be more streamlined and straight or fuller to work well here. These trousers look rather indeterminate and I think the flare seems to start too low down. I think the shoes would look really stylish with a skirt, so that the decoration is featured and not running into the hemline. If I recall, Meghan wore a beautiful soft grey and trouser and sweater combo in Dusseldorf, and she looked wonderful. The only “look” Kate has copied is the colour. The school girl look is all Kate’s won. I think Kate looks quite happy here, though.

  33. The look is decent to me. I like the trousers with vest thing, hate the shoes though. She needed a good heeled boot with that.

    Re the empty handed comment, I don’t get that. The RF can be criticised for a hell of a lot of things, but traditionally always show up to events empty handed. They’re meant to highlight the cause/reward with their presence (if you believe in that), they don’t show up laden with gifts.

    Queen never brought stuff when she visited places.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Royals always get gifted at these things, almost always flowers, with the big stuff (jewelry) being gifted for state banquets (reciprocated with framed photos). That has always seemed so weird to me. Why give flowers to people who own vast estates with professionally designed & tended gardens, who no doubt have florists on the payroll to decorate the interiors of their many vast palaces? But yeah, sure, their ‘presence’ is a good trade-off.

    • Cairidh says:

      The queen used to give smarties to children when she was younger. I think it stopped when she was older. Budget cuts.

  34. Lau says:

    Uh that’s totally her version of Meghan’s sleeveless outfit at the IG, right ? I was about to say that on the Guardian they were saying that she had brought food and clothes but no, it turned out I had misread and she just wrote down messages on parcels which were already there.

    • Mary Pester says:

      Kate call me! Then I can explain that Megan wears clothes, the clothes DO NOT wear her, if your going to be a (thanks @Kaiser) Replikate, at least try a bit of style! The sweater needs to be about 4 inches longer With a crew neck or LOW collard blouse under it, (did you pinch one of Williams?) and get rid of those massive cuffs. The trousers need to be about 3 inches shorter, and flats or flat boots would have looked so much better. I see you’ve changed your wiglet again but it still looks like you borrowed it from a spaniel!! Maybe next time (if you do) visit a refugee center for Ukrainians, try high waisted navy blue trousers with a pale yellow sweater or blouse. But if you won’t call me, at least call the woman you are trying to emulate for some style tips!!, oh and DONT turn up empty handed!

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Mary Pester, you said what I immediately thought when I saw this photo: That sweater is too short. Cant is tall and this outfit cuts her in half. I think a longer, light weight, long sleeved sweater (cashmire?) and the blouse would have been much better. She could have even thrown caution to the winds and instead of a white blouse use a color that’s good on her. She needs to understand that what will work for Meghan will not work for her. Two very different heights and body styles.

        The pants IMO are too long, but that could be a personal choice.

    • Becks1 says:

      No! Its her version of the outfit Meghan wore to meet with refugees in Dusseldorf!!! Maybe the sweater vest was inspired by M too but the head to toe gray is definitely from that visit from Meghan.

      • Lau says:

        @Becks1, my bad you might be right. She probably tried to mix two looks together believing that it wouldn’t be as obvious.

  35. Lurker25 says:


    Igotchu. I’m going through that transition myself and found the following YouTubers very helpful:
    Lydia Tomlinson:
    very young but has a very classic, minimal, old money (on a practical budget) sense of style. GREAT styling tips. Really explains why/how to put together outfits, what proportions work (you’ll never see Kkkhate without hearing Lydia’s little audible cringe sound), how to accessorize to pull an outfit together. Lots of over-40s love her.

    Justine Leconte: french, focus on sustainability, good at showing what makes a quality garment.

    Hannah Louise Poston:
    Does a lot of makeup and random life things, but i love her approach to dressing. Eg, she’s got a video on how to build outfits with that piece you love but don’t seem to ever wear. She’s more whimsical than Lydia and goes more broadly into figuring out how you think about clothes.

    All three don’t do haul videos (Lydia does some sponcon but very clearly tells you that), have a minimal, sustainable approach to fashion, and offer solid tips on how to figure out your style and build a wardrobe that works for you.

    I’ve become MUCH better at identifying the missing pieces, the gaps, in my closet that help create more outfits with the clothes i already own. Buying those basics with intention instead of random things that catch the eye, you know? I’ve also figured out how to dress now in a way that makes me feel comfortable, appropriate, and like, “me at this age” and let go of things were like, “me at 20 years ago”.

    I suggest starting with Lydia’s shorts. She’s so… Focused. Her sense of style extends to her YT content – everything is just clearly aligned and on track. Really great breakdown/analysis of what makes outfits work.

  36. Roan Inish says:

    In the photo where she’s holding the blue and yellow ribbons it is so obvious she is wearing a full wig and it looks like it is taking over her head and shoulders. Weird like her head is shrinking.

  37. Pam says:

    I’m okay with everything except the overly long pants. Of course, it’s a Meghan outfit knockoff. I really think it would be fun if Meghan stepped out in something REALLY WEIRD, just to see if Kate copies her! 🤣🤣🤣

    • MsIam says:

      I believe that’s why Meghan wore that romper and the shorts (other than of course she liked the looks). She’s baiting Waity to try and copy her. Of course I’m petty so my mind thinks like that, I’m sure Meghan is a much better person than me. It must be hard, though, to have a style stalker like that.

      • Lurker25 says:

        Omg, the b&w horizontal large stripe strapless tube dress she wore on her birthday! If replikate tried that 🫣
        (Actually, given that she already copied that vivid shades of blue NAACP awards dress with zero shame at her piano recital, you know she’ll cosplay it sooner or later)

      • swaz says:

        My mind thinks like that too, I thought the same 😍

  38. Jay says:

    I like either piece on it’s own, but not together. The knit top leans sort of beige-y grey to me, while the trousers are a cooler tone. I also think the neckline of the sweater doesn’t work with a collared shirt, it looks like a ruff or that she’s choking.

    I think I would keep the grey trousers and white button down, paired with a different sweater vest (like a navy or forest green v neck) and maybe a smart tie. The sweater would probably look more polished as a standalone top with a long, flowy skirt.

    And OFC she comes empty-handed 🙄

  39. Flower says:

    All the Aides and representatives of the charities she was meeting are better and more appropriately dressed.

    It’s really amazing to me how utterly inept one person can be.

  40. Mel says:

    Meh, she’s looks okay. I would have had the sweater either fitted at the waist or a bit longer. i also would have worn higher heels as to not have the pants break at the ankle.

  41. Kake says:

    Feel like someone’s renegotiated her employment contract w/a dosage increase and wardrobe refresh. This outfit reminds me of an old CP Mary of Denmark look-perhaps the next cosplay inspo.
    I say Good On Ya Buttons! You put in the time and suppressed your existence long enough- go get yours.

  42. J.Ferber says:

    So SHE got the flowers from the staff/volunteers and carried her own bouquet and brought nothing for the refugees in wheelchairs lined up to greet her? Just wondering: did they give HER hand-made gifts for her altruistic and compassionate visit? It’s not even optics–it’s common sense of humanity, neither of which she has. She just wanted the photo ops. And no, the gray did nothing for her and the top and pants did not work together. This BITCH.

  43. Lady Digby says:

    Kate does get very much coverage in the press for her cooing over kids, elderly etc., Hugging up a storm no wonder Willy is jealous of her press and no longer wants her “stealing” the limelight on HIS projects. Unless he slaps a wig on his own head and starts wearing prettier dresses than his missus, then he is always going to lose out to her as regards coverage.

    • jane says:

      kate a hardcore schemer/manipulator just like carole no wonder she cant gain weight, all lthat scheming and planning gosh!!

  44. Lurker25 says:

    Is Kate not allowed to show her arms? Just removing the white shirt would helpv relax this look so much.

    I think that’s the overall problem though. Megan looks relaxed. Her clothes convey a sense of ease and a touch of (appropriate) sexiness with aflash of shoulder or the bare skin of a heel in a sling back shoe… WE feel relaxed and at ease looking at her.

    Even when kkkhate wears a relaxed style, it’s cuffed or layered or nipped in, always paired with more things that are tight and fitted and covered (even buttons are covered!)…we feel that tension, that lack of ease, like we’re holding our breath and waiting to exhale.

    Poor thing will never get it.

    • Mary Pester says:

      Nj8Mary@LURKER25 she has shown her arms on numerous occasions as I’m sure you know, and as for Kate sat at that piano, she copy keening the LATE QUEEN, there is a picture of the Queen, in a beautiful (for the year) evening dress, sat at the same piano, In the same room. Keen is shameless

    • Mary Pester says:

      @LURKER25, sorry lovey, missed your sarcasm in your comment, I’m a bit slow tonight lol

  45. Nerd says:

    I’m not liking the outfit on her. Her frame is very straight up and down front, back and on the sides and needs something that doesn’t emphasize that. These pants highlight her boyish figure and don’t look good on her. Loose flared out pants don’t work on her. The sweater isn’t bad, it just doesn’t look good on her because of her frame. She’s already boyish so to wear something that is loose and manly looking on her frame doesn’t work. The white blouse underneath works because it is more feminine and soft. Her shoes are just horrible. She keeps trying to copy Meghan and every time she fails. Meghan’s v-neck sweater vests sold out because she wears close that accentuate her body well. Kate is basically the same age as Meghan yet she still goes through life like a little girl needing to be dressed and told what to do and say.

  46. Ina says:

    That outfit and styling are as drab as her persona.

  47. vpd4 says:

    I don’t think she looks bad, but I’m so sick and tired of her cosplaying Meghan. It’s just too ridiculous. I’m so sick of all of them.

  48. Linney says:

    Forget the outfit. All I can see is that mink coat sitting on top of her head!

  49. zebz says:

    meghan is a fashion icon and that’s a fact. multiple EUROPEAN royals have rolled up in looks that were direct copies of things meghan has worn first including the same exact items after she got a lot of press for wearing them. its not only kate (though she is the biggest stalker of meghan out there), it is queen letizia, crown princess victoria, princess leonor. first they hate on meghan’s style, then they copy it. she is the trendsetter in the royal set PERIOD. you will just have to deal.

  50. tamsin says:

    It’s not the royal tradition to bring gifts to charities. It would be Sooo unroyal, don’tcha know? Their gift is their presence, and you have to give them a gift (usually flowers for the women) for gifting you with their presence. It’s the custom all over it seems. Would you expect the Queen to come bearing gifts? She had hundreds of charities, some of which she never visited. So I don’t criticize them for showing up empty-handed. I do criticize them for never making their visits more than a photo-op, and not in any way helping the charities. It may have been all right for Queen Mary just to show up, but a hundred years later, more is expected of them. They need to find a way to actually help the charities like they keened that they would. They need to do that to justify their existence now, unless you’re the sovereign- then you have an actual role. Even Charles as Prince of Wales helped young people and there were tangible results with his Prince’s Trust. Apparently, Anne did great work for Save the Children. As for the Queen’s “second” family, it’s not clear what they did or are doing. They just seem “extra.” To be fair, Sophie seems to have done some good things with eye issues because of Louise.

  51. Sketchy says:

    That neckline is weird to have the collar poking out. I wonder why they did that? It looks like a sweater you wear without a shirt under it to me and I suppose she couldn’t go with bare arms. Do we think she is losing weight or do they not have a tailor?

  52. This is her worst look to date. Seriously it’s awful.

  53. hangonamin says:

    ugh, this is how you don’t do monochrome. if you’re gonna do monochrome, the shades of grey need to be in the same family…one has more of a blue undertone and one is more warm, and then her shoes throws it off. i don’t mind the pants…at least you can see her shoes, which you couldn’t see and were too big when meghan wore those beige linen pants that were just so wrong. personally, would want both pants shorter and kate’s another inch above the ground, but the slouchy long hem is the look now.

  54. Smee says:

    Her gift is they get to look at her outfit 🙄

  55. Em says:

    Wow her skin looks completely different from how it looked during her other recent events. They really photoshopped her here to look much more refreshed and youthful. It is INSANE how edited her photos are here. She truly look a decade younger from a few days ago.

    • Madi says:

      Whoever did this did a great job. Like someone took days working on this. Her forehead line is still there. Whoever did this really wanted to fool us to think, that this is Kate. It’s scary how real this looks. Even her body has been edited but it’s hard to tell where!

      • Em says:

        Yeah absolutely. You can tell someone labored over these edits and did extremely high quality work. It also shows just how obsessive Kensington Palace and Kate are with presenting a certain, un-aged look. I guess they believe her looks are basically what she has to offer….how sad.

  56. Madi says:

    Kate must be really truly desperate. I know they (will and her) want to beg in America. I know Kate is trying to get invited to Singapore. But I honestly think “party pieces” hit her hard and she is trying “anything” to not look bad. Just think. No one helped party pieces. Her mother has been uncovered as a liar, cheater, and grifter. It’s a lot. And are the middletons even trying to pay their creditors? Then we have all her racist takes are coming back to bite her.

    If this was before the internet Kate would be exiled somewhere far away. Like she would have to worry about having an “accident”. If all of these new pantsuit don’t work Kate should ask for a divorce. She is a real liability. William is trying new things and if she can’t keep up— I don’t know.

  57. AC says:

    Another one of Kate doing more and more separate engagements. I don’t know how they can keep this act going on esp from people who has common sense and will start to question.

  58. Beth says:

    She styles and wears her ‘modern’ looks like it’s still 2003. Yikes.

  59. Suze says:

    Empty handed? What did you want, a dozen muffins?
    I love Meghan, but pretty sure she sold (mandatory) copies of her children’s book to the Harlem schoolchildren. Maybe I’m wrong.

  60. tamsin says:

    Why do people who want to say something negative about Meghan always preface their remark with “I love Meghan, but…” or “don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Meghan, but…”

  61. Cassie says:

    Perfect outfit for golf ,but she would have to tie that mop up with something.