Princess Kate copykeened herself in Jenny Packham at the Diplomatic Reception

King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William and Kate were all in attendance at last night’s Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace. This too was part of their big pushback on Charles and Kate being “named” in the Dutch translation of Omid Scobie’s Endgame. The result was underwhelming, mostly because we didn’t see anything new from any of these people. Kate literally copykeened her exact outfit from the Jordanian wedding earlier this year.

So, Kate’s outfit – a repeat of a pink (or “rose gold”) Jenny Packham gown, along with the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara and the Greville Chandelier earrings. This is an exact copypasta of her ensemble in Jordan, the only thing “different” here is her Royal Victorian Order sash. Kitty’s hair is a mess here as well – I’m trying to figure out where her part was supposed to be when the tiara was added.

Meanwhile, Camilla wore a custom Fiona Clare gown and the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, one of the late QEII’s favorites. I wince every time Camilla wears that tiara, it was so closely associated with QEII. Anyway, enjoy your definitely We’re Very Much Not Racist Royals.

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  1. Kristen from MA says:

    The ribbon that holds QEII’s family order has been shortened. I guess Charles’ version is the works.

  2. Selene says:

    I know its an unpopular opinion, but I enjoyed Kate’s last year’s look. I liked that she chose red, and the bump-it with the tiara… I’m underwhelmed with this look. Boring asl.

  3. seaflower says:

    The hair does not work with the tiara and those earrings.

    • Cessily says:

      That dress was hideous the first time she wore it, it only looks worse the second time. There is nothing’s glamorous about looking like a Vegas Christmas tree ornament. I bet if she could have added twinkle lights she would have.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Doesn’t she have this in green, too? So, multiples of the same dress in different colors, multiples of the same coat dresses in different colors, multiples of the same coats in different colors, and now multiples of the same GOWN in different colors?

      • Snaggletooth says:

        She definitely has a very similar one from Vampire’s Wife that also appeared in that awful portrait. If she has yet another one from Peckham? Oy.

      • Megan says:

        I love the dress (minus the shoulder pads). The royal women seem to be doing a lot of repeats lately.

      • blacktoypoodle says:

        My rules for sequins. (choose to follow or not)
        Sequins are the jewelry. If you are wearing a sequin dress then all other jewelry should be minimal or non-existent. You will look clean, glamorous and modern. A plain fabric, satin, silk, what have you gown: go to town on the jewels because a plain fabric is like a presentation background to offset the jewels. Having the sequins and the faux jewels on the gown and then the real jewels all together looks like a little girls halloween costume of “glamour”. I’d approve if she was 5.

        One of my young coworkers heeded my advice and showed me her event photos. She looked stunning. I told her “I have no notes”. Young, fresh, modern. The classic “old lady look” (and I’m an old lady) is to heap on every last piece of bling, ornamentation and frippery plus the sequin dress. Plus bling shoes. Plus bling bag. AARP glam.

        Side note: I wear light colored sequin sweaters during the day in spring, just casually for errands. I like how the sunshine hits them. Less predictable than at night.

    • Avonan says:

      In these types of reception formats, I can’t help but compare Kate to Bridget Jones when that character, seemingly an engaged listener of an intellectual conversation at a book launch, embarrassingly responds to an inquiry posed by Salman Rushdie, with : “Do you happen to know where the toilets are?”

      • dawnchild says:

        It’s so fake whenever these royals walk into a room/reception etc, they are seemingly busy chatting with each other! Every. Single. Time.
        Like they just rode in the car together… did you forget something super important to say then that you must lean toward your partner to whisper as you enter the room?! To my recollection QEIi was the only one that entered without leaning and talking to someone else, but facing forward and ready to engage.
        It’s such a cheap ploy to look at ease and relaxed…and probably the only time William talks to his wife

  4. UNCDANCER says:

    They never seem to know what to do with their hands. Someone should teach them how to pose.

    • Amy Bee says:

      The derangers used to get upset when Harry and Meghan posed in these type of photos with arms around each other or Meghan’s hand in the crook of Harry’s arm. This photo tells us why they were so upset.

    • Becks1 says:

      Camilla and Charles are actually fine – his hands behind his back, one of hers behind his as well (without looking like she’s pulling a Kate-esque ass-grab.) William and Kate look like they would prefer more space between them.

      • equality says:

        C&C actually look like they attended together and W&K look like strangers randomly asked to pose.

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      I agree, WandK always manage to look like small children who’ve been allowed into the adults room.

      • Cessily says:

        The small children narrative looks so bad, these two are middle aged adults and far from small children at over 6ft tall. They are supposed to be raising three children into adulthood for cry out loud and they have yet to be adults themselves.

    • SarahLee says:

      It is probably just me, but it bothers the heck out of me that the sashes are not the same. Some go left, others right. Angles are different. I know that is the way it is supposed to be, but it draws my eye every time.

      • Jais says:

        It’s because the sashes are lame as hell no matter who’s wearing them.

      • Justwastingtime says:

        I am with Jais, sashes are lame no matter on royalty or Miss America. And don’t get me started on the ugly yellow fabric they wear on the lame order. It’s a complete Emperor has no clothes vibe.

    • AmB says:

      “NO FIG LEAVES!!”

      – Some professional photographer, at some impressionable point in my life

  5. Minnieder says:

    In the first pic she looks like she’s got a baby bump (I don’t like that term but it makes sense). I’m sure it’s the angle and the lighting but that was the first thing I noticed 😂

    • Eurydice says:

      I think it’s her posture.

      • sparrow says:

        Agree. She doesn’t stand up properly. Her mother has very poor posture, too, so it could be a nature/nurture thing. I also wonder what all those extra high heels could be doing to her legs and spine.

    • Hayisforhorses says:

      I noticed the tummy bump also in several DM pics. She’s to thin and athletic to have a bump! To me it really looks like a baby bump. If it’s just her posture what’s up with that? Again she’s so athletic. Could her bones be weakening ?

      • sparrow says:

        If it’s another baby, he really will be an eco hypocrite ,what with his over population remarks aimed at other people. I saw it, too, and thought her fans will go into overdrive. Perhaps we have been so conditioned by her continual Karen Carpenter level of thin that a slight change strikes us overly much.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        🤔 fibroids…?

      • Jaded says:

        @Interested Gawker — not fibroids. I had them and there was no bump. Furthermore, they are intensely painful so she wouldn’t have been able to make it through a reception like that.

    • Hayisforhorses says:

      The other thing related to baby bump is, one of the other DM pics, there is a round donut shaped raised protuberance, looks like the letter O under her dress in the front between her right hip and groin. It could be just fabric wrinkling but the rest of the dress was flat. I wish celebitchy would put that pic up. I really would like to hear what others think it was.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I just went looking for that photo & saw what you are talking about. That is a weird…bunching of fabric. Or something. Not quite sure.

      • Dee says:

        I’ve seen similar “bunching” under her outfits before. I always joked that it was her battery pack.

    • sevenblue says:

      I think she is just bloated. That kind of dress is too unforgiving in showing all the details of your body. After my 20s, that’s why I started wear more loose dresses especially on stomach part.

      If she was pregnant, they would use that to change the subject of racism, H&M leaving, etc.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      It’s the dress. She looked about the same in it at the Jordanian wedding. Like someone else said, that material is very unforgiving. There was a similar effect in the green screen dress last December, so this is also just how her body is.

    • Nic919 says:

      She likely pads the dress to hide how thin she is.

  6. FancyPants says:

    There is one “new” thing- Camilla’s giant metal breastplate/stomacher. You know how I know Kate has no friends? A friend would tell her how bad her hair looks.

    • Vik says:

      K’s hair isn’t as bad as Cam’s stomacher/chandelier. I don’t get why it’s more is more with these people, chandeliers on the head, chandeliers in the ears, chandeliers on stomachs (stomacher) and shoulders (brooches), around the wrist(s)… They should look in the mirror and take not one thing off, but ten! The stomacher ruins the whole look and dress.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Nah, go for the Queen Mary look–wear it all!!! Gotta say, though, the more I’ve been reading about these people, the more I realize that time is over, stop it already. None of what the royals wear was honestly obtained, none of it.

      • BQM says:

        They’re on pretty safe ground jewelry wise. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was bought with funds raised by subscription and given to queen Mary for her wedding. The lover’s knot tiara was repurposed from another wedding gift tiara and pearls were used, ironically, from the first iteration of the GOGBAI tiara.

    • Missskitttin says:

      Metal breastplate?

    • BeanieBean says:

      Camilla’s looks like some weird macrame fringe thingie, not even close to the kind of thing Queen Mary wore. And it’s not straight. And it’s worn a little too high.

  7. s808 says:

    She loves a CMA red carpet/Real Housewives of Texas look.

    • Nerd says:

      The hair bump was bad. The headband tiara was even worse but it was the rhinestones on the back that. took me out 😂. All I could think was “Why???”

    • Jais says:

      Ok, CMA red carpet, real housewives of texas, now that’s a good description. Rhinestones😂

      • Lorelei says:

        Real Housewives of Texas! 😭

        When I was looking at pics last night, I thought that in the first one Kaiser posted after the text, it looks like she’s on something (no shame, I couldn’t live without my Xanax!). She’s smiling, but her eyes give her away. If you cover up the smile, her eyes look vacant.

    • Nic919 says:

      The tiara as headband look really makes the tiara look like a plastic one.

      • J McGraw says:

        Right? How did QE2 and Diana manage to make this tiara look so regal and on her it looks like it came from Claire’s? It’s not integrated right with her hair, or her head shape or something…It looks plonked on and makes her look weirdly elongated, not elegant at all. Literally her job is to look queenly, with all the money, stylists and beauty professionals at her disposal no one says “hey, let’s make this look better?” I don’t get it, at all

  8. MoBiMom says:

    Not that I’m an expert, but might someone let Kate know that a tiara is not a headband?

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      I know, right?

    • LeahTheFrench says:

      Also not a tiara expert, also wondering if it’s placed too far down the back of her head? One nice thing: at least the demented curtain fringe is out of the way. She looks ten times better without it.

    • Seraphina says:

      I always cry inside when I see how she wears all those priceless jewels. She does not have the understanding of how to wear them nor when to wear them.

    • Becks1 says:

      I wonder if she did get a new hair person as we’ve speculated and that new person can’t figure out how to place tiaras in her hair (or maybe Kate’s doing it herself?)

    • Missskitttin says:

      Omg that’s true! She’s desecrating that tiara wearing it like she got it at Claire’s

    • She needs something to cover for where her wig sits.

    • SarahCS says:

      Someone would have to like her/care for that to happen.

      I’m still amazed that for all the budget and resources she’s had all these years she consistently looks cheap. It’s quite a skill really.

    • KASalvy says:

      Right?! She just had a visit from Victoria, charter member of the Swedish goddess of tiara hair, and that Vic herself didn’t sit her down to tell her “you’re doing it wrong” pains me

  9. Brassy Rebel says:

    They are so boring. 😔😪😴

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      Right? I mean, these four are boring, corrupt, and arrogant. None of that makes for good royal watching. And we still have another ten years before George is of age–probably another twenty before he gets hitched. What are they going to do in the meantime?

      • Tessa says:

        There is also Charlotte the only daughter. First princess born to a direct heir since princess anne.

    • SarahCS says:

      So boring. A pic of WanK appeared on my IG feed last night thanks to British Vogue still gicing them coverage (I always hide the posts) and I briefly wondered why they were re-using an old photo. Yawn.

  10. Amy Bee says:

    I don’t mind Kate repeating her gown but she could have changed up the accessories. Her stylist is not doing her job.

    • Christine says:

      I think we have confirmation that her clothing budget has been slashed.

      • First comment says:

        I’m afraid that her clothing budget hasn’t been slashed..I mean in the last 2-3 weeks we’ve seen her wearing 2 new expensive gowns (a white, almost identical to other 2, and a teal) and a new McQueen blue suit (bespoke, all of them and quite expensive ). She just tries to tone down the reactions after her parents scandal and considering the optics in the middle of an economic crisis… imagine if she wore a 3th new gown in 2 weeks time.. she plays it thrifty whenever she wants positive comments.

    • L84Tea says:

      I was hoping for the Lotus tiara. I actually think that one looks best on her.

  11. Nerd says:

    The placement of the tiara is weird. It’s as if she wears it like a 1960s headband. I would look better if the two ends were above the ears instead of behind them and her hair didn’t have this weird bump above the tiara. She’s always underwhelming because racists are never overwhelming to look at. It’s part of why they are so bothered by POC. They realize they don’t compare and they assume it is based on the race of the other person and not on how mediocre they are.

  12. Interested Gawker says:

    Everything Camilla touches dies.

    It’s like she has a lust for the monarchy and a vendetta against it simultaneously.

    • sparrow says:

      I often think she looks better than the younger royals. It’s her I Don’t Care attitude.

      • Minerva says:

        This photo is the photoshop of the year awards for getting her to look so good. Same for the men.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        Cam can definitely “bring it” with her formal event clothes at times and knows how to wear the big gun tiaras to good effect but it also seems to cement how little she cares for Wills’ line, and to some degree Charles’ and QEII’s legacy in showing no consideration or foresight for the future in terms of being strategic with this tiara in particular. Kate will leap to get her mitts on GOGBAI too, should she limp herself on to the throne, but this particular tiara should have mothballed for Charlotte. There is no affection or even shrewd/cynical priority for the younger royals’ place in the monarchy in Cam’s universe. The “bicycle monarchies” do this sort of familial presentation much better. The BRF is too fractured and its Camilla and Charles’ fault. Her I Don’t Care attitude has that glaring downside. Everyone is out for themselves and Camilla has no qualms in systematically destroying Charles’ family while vacuuming up as much for herself and her own children as she can get.

  13. Sophie says:

    I don’t know about you, but the lady behind with the yellow top and black skirt looks fab! Kathy’s look is tired and boring (like her, I guess). I’d like to see her in something like Maxima’s or Leticia’s or Victoria’s looks (you know full drama, big skirts, etc.), but I don’t think she has the personality to pull these off.

    This outfit is soooo, so sad

    • Ginny says:

      I also noticed and loved the black & yellow look on the woman behind Kate and wish we had an ID on it! Has a bit of 1930/40s glam to it while still looking comfortable.

      • sparrow says:

        Yes, it really has a 30s/40s look, a bit of understated glam. And she can carry yellow close to her face, which can be pretty hard. Her posture is poor but, who cares, she’s genuinely happy looking.

      • Lorelei says:

        Does anyone know who that lady is? I noticed that she’s behind Kate in every photo, like she’s Kate’s handler or something, moving her along the receiving line.

    • sparrow says:

      I thought the same, Lorelei. For a moment I assumed she was gathering up the coats! I’ll probably be corrected and find out she’s a top diplomat.

  14. Seraphina says:

    I once heard that it was a rule of QE2’s that hair should be worn up (if it was long) when wearing a tiara or crown. Not sure if that is true, but Kate is a prime example of why it may have been fact and not fiction. Her hair style of choice detracts from the priceless tiara which is perched on her head.

    • BQM says:

      It’s hard to say because most royals don’t have long hair. But in the 70s Anne wore her hair down with a tiara on occasion and Kate has as well. Including at her wedding. So I doubt it’s true.

      • AmB says:

        It looks so “Princess Bride” though.
        Oh, wait ….

      • tamsin says:

        Hair down with tiara is great if you want to feature the tiara and great hair. The dress should then not be blinged out at the same time. Something simple with great lines would work better. Even Kate’s shoes were sparkly. She was just one sparkle stick. In fact, the pearls on the tiara made it the quietest accessory. However, although quiet, it is huge. I think Kate has invested in giving herself a bit of booty.

  15. Eurydice says:

    I wish she’d do something different with her eye makeup – she always goes for the raccoon eyes. It’s a beautiful dress, but I wonder if she should have gone for a more flat fabric in a single color so the sash and medals wouldn’t clash.

  16. Becks1 says:

    So in the picture released by the royal family – Kate and Camilla look like they are about 10 years apart in age as opposed to 30+ years apart – a combination of Camilla looking younger than her actual years and Kate looking older. For Camilla I think that its a combination of makeup and photoshop/retouching – so I find it funny that the RF released a retouched pic of Camilla but not Kate. Kate really does not look great in that group photo.

    Remember when they didn’t use to release pictures from this reception, and the only glimpse of the tiara we got was when Kate arrived in the car? I guess they decided the more tiara pics the better, lol.

    I hate seeing Camilla in that tiara – IMO it should have been retired and put on display or something as part of QEII’s legacy – but at least she’s wearing it properly. Kate’s tiara wearing is just getting worse and worse in terms of styling.

    • Ponchorella says:

      I know, Becks! I honestly think that Cam looks better than Kate in that group photo, which is crazy. Kate looks… sleepy or stoned.

    • SarahCS says:

      Re the release of the pics, the BBC has a headline about the four of them posing for a ‘show of unity’ picture. Racists united I guess.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Re no earlier photos of Kate inside the event: I think on previous occasions it was because K&W were next to next in line–i.e., during QEIIs time. Now they’re the actual next in line; you know how fixated on hierarchy these people are.

        What I’m curious about is the continuous use of photos of these four at these big events; I don’t remember such photos in QEIIs time–Bette & Phil, Chuck & the Sidepiece. Maybe it’s just a memory thing of mine, and I’m too lazy to google, but maybe it’s because Willie’s ego is just that big? He wants to push his way into any & all photos of the monarch, just reminding folks he’s next & can do better (in his mind only).

      • Interested Gawker says:

        Possibly because Charles and Diana were often traveling and representing BRF on behalf of the Crown in a more vigorous manner. William and Kate don’t do much and rarely represent abroad in a serious way. If WanK didn’t tag along at these things when would they get a chance to look ‘properly royal’?

      • Eurydice says:

        “Show of unity” is stupid. They’re the senior royals at the Diplomatic Reception. Of course, they’ll pose together – it doesn’t matter if they feel unity or not.

  17. Tessa says:

    Some bots on dm comments want Kate to be pregnant. Kate looks bad especially the hair.

    • SarahCS says:

      Based on how she’s been holding herself/her hands the last few appearances, she wants us to think that. Based on him holding her wrist with the tips of his fingers only when they went into the variety show the other day I think we can be confident that if she is it isn’t his!

  18. Harper says:

    Kate must have zero closet space at Adelaide or most of her gowns are stored at KP and that is why she is repeating things so fast. This one was still thrown over the chair and easy to grab.

  19. Flying fish says:

    Revenge dress my ass!

    • Tessa says:

      Meghan should be wearing a revenge dress. Not kate.

      • HeatherC says:

        Meghan was papped at some point and released recently looking fab in athletic wear with a smile on her face. “Not a care in the world” as the daily Heil liked to put it. That is the best revenge IMO

    • Jais says:

      Pale pink rhinestones does not a revenge dress make.

    • Lorelei says:

      They’re already calling it her “revenge” dress! For some reason, they really want to make that happen. It’s so inane that it’s funny.

  20. Ginny says:

    It’s a beautiful dress, but I don’t understand why she completely repeated the look even down to the accessories; wouldn’t you want to make it easy to immediately differentiate the visuals from the two events? If her access/options are really that limited, ok…but I kind of doubt it since we’ve seen her pop up in a few new-to-her things lately, like the Strathmore tiara.

    • SarahCS says:

      Zero imagination or sense of style.

    • Chrissy says:

      Laziness is her middle name, so it tracks with her choice of clothing. This is a woman with the same coat bought in six different colours. No effort is put into anything.

  21. Kit says:

    Ole Katie looks like she could hang from.a Christmas tree, l mean really that dress is for an older lady, although doesnt she look.happy with herself, bet she kisses de mirror before she heads out

    Ps…fix your tiara darling its so not a hairband ..

    • First comment says:

      Mary of Danmark wore the same dress for her 50th birthday and she was spectacular! Kate, not’s not a matter of’s the person wearing the dress

  22. Jpie1563 says:

    This gives me Mrs Peacock from the Clue movie vibes

  23. James says:

    The smirks and the side eye from a few of the guests pretty much sum up my feelings about her.

  24. ML says:

    Peggington looks like he’s in a fairly good mood for once standing between the two people named in the Dutch version of Omid Scobie’s book. His fists and jaw seem unclenched and he looks more relaxed than usual.

  25. paddingtonjr says:

    Another “blah” look from Kate. A December formal event is the time to bring the glamour and jewels. Wear a breath-taking tiara, hair up to showcase the tiara, minimal makeup to enhance not distract, understated but elegant jewelry and a “wow” dress. The “rose gold” (which photographs pinky beige) is NOT Kate’s color. The diplomats and tourists want the BRF fairy tale, so bring it!

  26. sparrow says:

    The dress is fine. Nothing objectionable. She looks haggard.

  27. Lauren says:

    Ugh those earrings are completely wrong with the tiara, it really bothers me.

    • Interested Gawker says:

      Kate never gets accessories correct, she’s like a drunk magpie needing to have everything be a ‘showstopper to absurd degrees.

      But, in her defense, Kate has not got any family jewelry of quality and the vault is parceled out to her in a stingy manner. Cam won’t let Kate have a better choice of pieces even if she knew what to do with them.

  28. equality says:

    Do people ever look as if they are having a good time at their parties?

  29. Digital Unicorn says:

    She literally always get the hair wrong – the tiara, dress and sash all scream for the mop to be tied up. But its all part of the certifiable Meghan copykeening – Mumbles wants us to know that she too has very long hair.

  30. PugsleysMom says:

    Would not surprise me if there is a pregnancy announcement followed by one that she lost the baby due to all the stress Meagan and Harry have put her through. Wait for it.

  31. Over it says:

    The black lady next to the black man that’s acting like Kate is not standing in front of her is how I wish everyone would react when this racist tries to pull FaceTime for photo ops with black people and people of color .
    The poor man is over compensating to make up for the fact that the woman next to him doesn’t give two f about Kate .
    Meanwhile the white looking man who is further down also looks like he too is over kate and her racist assssssss

  32. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    The British royal women really needed to look at how the Swedish Royal women do tiara hair cuz this flat mess ain’t it.

  33. Betsy says:

    I wonder if Fiona Clare could also make me a fancy housecoat. I would love to cuddle on my couch in that get up (leaving the sash and jewelry off, of course).

  34. SIde Eye says:

    Ok I really don’t like Kate. – she gives me PTSD from all the Karens I had to deal with down south. But she looks good here, for her. And weird and unpopular opinion I like the dress and the tiara as a headband. Her posture could use some work and her hands always remind me of those inflatables at the car wash, but other than that I think this is one of her better looks.

    After the Captain Crunch’s sidepiece epaulettes debacle this is a win.

    • BRC says:

      Not all females living in the south are Karen’s. We are a larger group that appreciates equality. Please don’t group the ignorant with Southern Women. Don’t post often but felt the urge. Women already have voices…We must use our voices. As I’m doing now.

  35. SilverFox says:

    There was a period of time in 2016 where Kate was fond of repeatedly putting her hair up…her solo trip to Netherlands and other appearances.
    I thought it looked good. Neat, tidy, and Kate looks best with her hair up and away from her face.
    But then the sausages, waves, wiglets, and sheepdoggy-do 😉 (ie: hair drooping around eyes: most recent appearance in teal at variety show) has made what seems a permanent return.

    • First comment says:

      She’s so much work done that she can’t afford to put her hair up…she needs hair and bangs to hide it…I mean, look at her eyes…they are permanently deformed

  36. MaryContrary says:

    Clearly an unpopular opinion, but I actually thinks she looks really good (minus the bad posture and dated makeup). I like the sparkly dress, and I like her hair a million times more pulled off her face. Eh.

    • sparrow says:

      Hi MaryContrary, I think the dress is fine. No need to apologise! I do think she looks tired out, which is how she looks without photoshop, but it’s front and centre here. I wonder whether sooner or later she will withdraw from some of her engagements, claiming it’s all too stressful because of what’s going on, when in fact she’s going through other stuff, such as her marriage problems. She could use this episode for all sorts of self-serving reasons, who knows. Thing is, it’s winding down to Christmas. She’s got her Christmas piano knees-up to get through and then it’s a few weeks off. Maybe she won’t pull out of anything.

    • BQM says:

      The one front on photo shows how much fresher she’d look with a shorter bob.

      • sparrow says:

        I wonder why she doesn’t just go, hell, I’m going short. Just short. It’d be so different and modern. A bit of a Linda Evangelista move, after her mother apparently said “but if you cut your hair short you’ll not look like the other models”, which prompted her to go short. I think Kate’s hair has become “her” with her fans, and a safety blanket for her personally.

    • Berkeleyfarm says:

      I’m with you. The dress isn’t the best thing she’s worn but it’s fine. For a moment there I thought it was new and she’d had a “dupliKate” dress in her own closet because of extravagance. The dress was fine to wear to the Jordan wedding because it was fancy but in a muted color and it’s fine to repeat here.

      Hair-down (half back) tiara appearances do take hairdresser skill to style. Madeleine of Sweden does it best IMO. Honestly the earrings are the big eyebrow raise for me as they don’t match stylistically with everything else, but I realize that she is wearing what she’s been given.

  37. Mary Pester says:

    Is this idiotic woman EVER going to stop dressing like a quality street chocolate wrapper. Her hair is wrong on so many levels( because from day to day it does have different levels).
    The tiara is not a bloody head band and shouldn’t be worn as one. Kate in those pictures, is twice shown as talking to a white person but turning her back on people of colour.(yes you ARE a family of racists). In the picture of her and William, you can almost here him saying “do not, under any circumstances grab my ass, and try not to mumble at everyone, oh by the way, are camel toe and English ready with their new articles, because don’t forget I have to proof read them first”!!!?
    And as for camzilla in the QUEEN’S tiara, that shouldn’t be anywhere near that bitches head, I keep waiting for the ghostly hand of the late Queen to swipe it of her head, and her ghostly voice saying “be thankful its only the tiara that’s falling from your bloody shoulders woman”!

    • Interested Gawker says:

      “dressing like a quality street chocolate wrapper”


      Quality Street and Fry’s Turkish Delight having a fistfight over not being Kate, “You are!” “No! You are”

  38. HillaryIsAlwaysRight says:

    This sequin gown is giving 80’s prom. These people have so much money and so little taste.

  39. Dee says:

    So many sparkles! Look at Kate trying to bring back Club Libby-Lu and Justice to a shopping mall near you!
    She took that tiara and made it look like a prom headband from Claire’s. Got to hand it Kate for making expensive look cheap.

  40. Murphy says:

    Clearly they invited her (or both of them) at the last minute so this was the only look she had at the ready.

    Also, others have said it but the wonky eye….yikes.

  41. Feeshalori says:

    That stomacher on Camilla is misplaced and should have been positioned lower. It looks like a giant bejeweled zipper tag.

  42. JaneS says:

    I do not like this dress or her hair.
    Why all the sparkly dresses?
    Kate could try wearing a solid color dress with excellent tailoring, stand up straight, and then use all the fab royal jewels.
    Hair up w/tiara, girl!

    Diana always looked glamorous and stylish and comfortable in herself.
    Maybe that is why Kate rarely looks good, imposter syndrome.

    I never noticed Prince Phillip looking so awkward with his hand placement, William always does.

  43. MinorityReport says:

    While I understand that I should feel revulsion for all tiaras, I also genuinely hate to see Camilla in The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara. Take it off, you cow!

    • Interested Gawker says:

      Hear, hear! 🍻

    • Deborah says:

      The first time she wore it I was genuinely insulted, this being an iconic Queen Elizabeth II tiara. I shouldn’t have been surprised by her lack of tact at all.

  44. HO says:

    Kate is constantly posing. Every single shot is posed. It must be so weird being around someone like that

  45. @BelizeEmpower says:

    What does Camilla have on her chest? Lokos like a dress with two long sleeves and a sash.

  46. karkopolo says:

    This woman needs to learn how to glam in moderation. She does too much of everything, and it always just looks tacky. Tiara, bump-it, wiglets, ginormous earrings, bejeweled dress on top of sequins and shoulder pads… it’s all blinding, and frankly quite tacky. Understated elegance is a phrase not in her vocabulary. Every time she walks out like this, I swear my eyes cross.

  47. JaneS says:

    Agree, Kate has too much sparkly everything, she looks like she shops at Walmart.
    Where are her stylists?

  48. Mogwai says:

    As far as PR, Kate has been best for “what she wore” photos. Repeating an outfit does little for creating a “moment.” Like her makeup, Kate appears to stubbornly cling on to what worked in the past.
    A proper stylist could have selected a previously worn dress and repackaged it for a “new” photo moment.
    As a former brand strategist, I’m convinced that W&K refuse to listen and/or hire people due to family connections. They consistently fumble their most basic messaging and communications.

  49. Purley Pot says:

    I like the side eye and smirk from the gentleman in line.

  50. L4Frimaire says:

    Kate’s very blingy overall and this looks like a pageant outfit, especially the big hair. I think she just wanted sparkly and safe. Does Camilla always have to wear white to these events because they just look like bedazzled night gowns.

    • Purley Pot says:

      I think she’s trying to look “pure” or “angelic ” with the white. That “pure” ship sailed a looong time ago. I don’t think the “angelic” ship ever made it to the dock.

    • tamsin says:

      I think the late Queen, in her later years, generally wore white gowns to tiara occasions. To my eyes, they generally looked like very expensive embroidered, sequinned or rhinestoned sacks. Camilla might pick up the tradition since she seems to have wasted no time in wearing all of the late Queens biggest and blingiest tiaras and necklaces.

  51. Square2 says:

    Contrary to the famous Coco Chanel advise, did KK-Kate always look in the mirror before heading out for formal events, and said, “No, I need more blink, put more jewelry on me, quick!”

    She really have no idea how to accessorize. She being an Accessory buyer. /S

  52. Eenie Googles says:

    Other than the colour and sleeve length the dresses are pretty different.

    This place is getting Unhinged.

    • Dhianna says:

      That family gives ‘anyone’ the right to sometimes get ‘unhinged’. What exactly was your point?

  53. Cathy says:

    Court dress for women attending these white tie events is and always has been white. That’s why the late Queen always wore white. White satin is also a good background to show off the diamonds being worn. Imagine how these outfits would look under candle light? The diamonds would glow. For men white tie means you wear a white bow tie and any orders and medals you have. That’s the smaller size of the medals. So there is a reason why Cammie is in white. Kate still doesn’t get it?

    As for the photo of the 4 of them? Why does Kate always pose in exactly the same way when photographed from the front? We know she must practice her freeze posing but yet she’s standing the same over and over again. It always looks like she’s standing by herself as she never interacts with those on either side of her? Is she trying to blank them out? Find a new pose Kate! Oh and that tiara is NOT a headband. Find someone to fit it properly. And it’s always going to be associated with Diana, not you.

  54. Krista says:

    All this pomp and circumstance is BS. What was accomplished last night?

  55. QuiteContrary says:

    How can someone wearing an expensive gown look so boooorrring? I honestly don’t get it. But Kate’s look is so meh.

  56. JaneS says:

    Someone needs to move William away from Charles a bit.

    Having William stand right next to Charles truly makes Charles look much older and more feeble than his age.

    If W&K and H&M were all still in The Firm, picture them attending these events together.
    The Firm has only itself to blame for the downhill slide of BRF.
    The two couples could have really dazzled the world stage as the new future of the Monarchy.
    Dianas’ sons, and their families could have worked together and done so much good.
    I know, I’m living in a fairytale thinking this.

  57. zinjazin says:

    Mhm, aha, okey, yes

  58. PennyPen says:

    This was on purpose, because she had to take pictures with Charles and Camilla. I just can’t tell if she was trying NOT to outshine them or was trying to take the spotlight by being the story. I hope it’s the latter, in retaliation for Charles & Camz not attending her recital.

  59. ElleE says:

    I am loving the name “ Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara” – now who went & named us the Squad?

  60. Andrea says:

    The weird bump is her internal organs. They protrude like that when someone is too thin, like Kate is. It looks weird because it’s not normal or healthy.

  61. Carrot says:

    Dropped waist with the sequins makes an optical illusion of a vagina somewhere just above her knee. So unattractive or maybe K wants people to think about her vag not being in the right place?