Kate Middleton repeats pink McQueen for Commonwealth Service (updated)

Monday, March 9, is Commonwealth Day, and to mark the day there was an inter-faith Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey attended by The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, and the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton).

The Queen wore a pale beige tweed dress and coat by Karl Ludwig and matching hat by Angela Kelly.

Camilla wore a navy Bruce Oldfield dress and coat with black trim with a hat by Philip Treacy. She wore pearl earrings and her four-strand pearl choker with diamond clasp.

Prince William is a grumpy pants. Kate finally recycled a maternity look from her last pregnancy. She wore this custom pink Alexander McQueen coat with pearl buttons she previously wore to Trooping the Color 2013. She wore her pink satin Prada pumps and carried her pink satin Prada clutch.

Kate is wearing new earrings from Kiki McDonough, the Kiki Classic Morganite and Diamond Cushion Drop Earrings (ยฃ3,400.00), and a new pink hat by Jane Taylor.

Kiki McDonough Kiki Classic Morganite and Diamond Cushion Drop Earrings

Kate greeting Charles:

Kate greeting Camilla:

Kate having a chat with Charles:

And…. no one looking at each other at all:

What does this mean in terms of all the weird press that’s been happening?

Crotch clutch and a hair flip:

There was also some wind:

Bump it!

UPDATE:

As expected, Will and Kate will visit the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Aldershot on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. William is Royal Colonel of the Irish Guards and he and Kate have visited them every St. Patrick’s Day since they got married.

135 Comments on Kate Middleton repeats pink McQueen for Commonwealth Service (updated)

  1. Lisa
    March 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm (2 years ago)

    When William is bending down to listen to Camilla it looks like he’s doing everything he can to be polite and that’s it. I give up on these two.

    • DooLittle
      March 9, 2015 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

      This is new….re recent News on ma carol and the middletons.

      Prince Will and Harry have long since accepted Camilla (take a look at the wedding pictures of POW*Camilla) and they have had a loving relationship with their dad.

      It was said both Princes encouraged their dad to marry Camilla.

    • Cathy
      March 9, 2015 at 8:06 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh dear, that last photo! The body language implies so much! Kate seems to be giving off a “how dear you speak to us” vibe! Is William uncomfortable or is he not wanting to talk to Camilla?

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 10, 2015 at 7:59 am (2 years ago)

      To me it looks more like he’s fascinated by something on the ground rather than actually listening to Camilla.

      • Red Snapper
        March 10, 2015 at 8:27 am (2 years ago)

        No pics of Will and Charles speaking or acknowledging each other.

        • katemiddletonreview
          March 10, 2015 at 8:35 am (2 years ago)

          Not that I saw. I just went and checked again and nope no photos of Charles and Will interacting.

          • Red Snapper
            March 10, 2015 at 12:54 pm (2 years ago)

            On royaldish William and Kate News IV last page (?) there’s a gif of Will and Charles speaking. No royal double kiss, no hug, no handshake, no smiles. Quite tense.

  2. Sugar
    March 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s interesting to speculate who, if any, the friend was that Charles confided in. I think Sebastian Shakespeare and his fellow press don’t like the Midds influence just like most of us here KMR, but we’ve seen that PC & friends are afraid to spread rumors through the press, ala Diana and personality disorder. SS has done some snotty pieces before on Midds and royals so 50/50 rumor and truth. Report might be for KP to do something about having W&K spend more time with QE/PC, and seem like royals not Midds. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2915958/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Pippa-s-new-party-piece-s-prize-wine-expert-Duchess-Cambridge-s-sister-set-receive-award.html
    Kate looks good. Nice make-up and no butts, but she had a close call. Why hair down when March is usually windy? Is she confused about Britain being an island? Double-score with the crotch and flip picture!

    • Sugar
      March 9, 2015 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

      I forgot to say, QE looks fabulous! I love her coat. The detailing is great, photographs well and perfect for the weather. So smart.

      • Cathy
        March 9, 2015 at 8:12 pm (2 years ago)

        I agree Sugar, HM looks great – thanks for having her as the lead photo KMR.

        • katemiddletonreview
          March 10, 2015 at 8:02 am (2 years ago)

          Definitely think HM looked the best out of the three. Not a huge fan of Kate’s and Camilla’s coats.

    • DooLittle
      March 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm (2 years ago)

      Sugar,

      …but the hair again, and Is this the same dress from P George… KM sure is small hope the baby is ok.

      As to Sebastian reporting – this story has been around for weeks on other sites articles/ sources.

      I am surprised DM is late and only reporting in past days.

      • Sugar
        March 9, 2015 at 5:22 pm (2 years ago)

        I know about the SS story being around, I was pointing out that he has a history of having his knife out for them with other stories incl the one I posted. As far as Kate, she looks better than at the Goring, and I’m good with her repeating maternity, especially since this is probably the last baby.

      • katemiddletonreview
        March 10, 2015 at 8:04 am (2 years ago)

        “KM sure is small hope the baby is ok.”

        It depends on how big the baby is. Plus, some women just carry small.

        • My2Pence
          March 10, 2015 at 10:32 am (2 years ago)

          Wasn’t the last baby 8 pounds? We didn’t see her much the last month of that pregnancy, but the Tanna photos of her at the shops showed her larger than this at a similar time.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 11, 2015 at 1:10 am (2 years ago)

            we’ll have to wait and see how big this new baby is at birth.

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 10, 2015 at 8:04 am (2 years ago)

      Yeah Shakespeare isn’t the most reliable source. He’s had some big misses before.

  3. jenny
    March 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Yes, another fly-up of her coat. Are you keeping count, KMR? We were asked how many wardrobe malfunctions she’d have this year. Can’t help herself, can she?
    In one photo she did seem very angry about something. I don’t know. If there is major tension between PC, CC, Kate and PW, what a shame. Life is too short. Families need to get along. And, not control one another. (That’s a message to Carole).

    • ArtHistorian
      March 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm (2 years ago)

      The fly-up, if it even can be described as that, isn’t bad. But the hair look awful in the wind! An updo is just sensible in windy conditions so your hair isn’t all over the place. And those little saucer hauts only look good with an updo. They simply look messy with the hair down.

      • jenny
        March 9, 2015 at 3:24 pm (2 years ago)

        Yes, ArtHistorian, her hair looked dreadful and the hat, looked terrible.
        I stand by my coat fly-up comment, though. She just won’t let anyone sew weights into her hemlines, will she?

        • J
          March 10, 2015 at 5:20 am (2 years ago)

          Even the Queen’s coat fly up sometimes. It’s not necessary to weigh it down when you are wearing a dress underneath.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 10, 2015 at 8:07 am (2 years ago)

            Unless the dress flies up as well as it did when Kate was getting off the plane in New Zealand.

          • My2Pence
            March 10, 2015 at 10:34 am (2 years ago)

            I can remember once or twice (in 60 years) that HM’s coat flew up – and yes the skirt underneath was weighted. All of Middleton’s hems should be weighted, coats and dresses. If she is mixing and matching, she might wear the dress without a coat next time.

      • katemiddletonreview
        March 10, 2015 at 8:08 am (2 years ago)

        I’m labeling it a “wind incident” in my mind since it only flew up a little bit.

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 10, 2015 at 8:05 am (2 years ago)

      By my count there have been two wind incidents.

  4. Babbalou
    March 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Kate’s hair is a mess! I really wish she’d wear it up or get a shorter style. It’s not very attractive.

    • bluhare
      March 9, 2015 at 11:19 pm (2 years ago)

      I don’t think it’s styled properly for the hat. IMO, it should have been pulled higher in the back so it cascades from the hat if she had to wear it down but I agree with whoever said an updo would have been nice.

      • katemiddletonreview
        March 10, 2015 at 8:06 am (2 years ago)

        Completely agree. The hat seems too far forward for her hair style. If the hat sat farther back on the head, or she went with a different hair style, then is would have worked better.

  5. DooLittle
    March 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm (2 years ago)

    HM is regal as usual.,. DoCornwall looks lovely as well.

    Where is King Prince Harry (have they sent him to AZ already), he was scheduled to be present.

    Paps of the gathering of POW and DOC and P Wills*W speak a thousand words, and seem so undignified for HM BRF of the stain via KM and the In Laws.

    P Will really need to make a choice – the muddletons or the RF. Wont be good to continue damaging respect to the RF this way. HM DOE dedicated their life to duty and protecting the monarchy for over 63 years / her parents and g/parents …. it will be ashame. Then again, the royals (the Establishment) usually survive and bounce back from a crisis.

    Km carol hunted the prize of Prince Will for almost 10 years to marry in, but had no intention to honour the duty and traditions, respect and service as a Royal, while enjoying all the luxuries, wealth privileges from royals – POW/ HMs and the people.

    And is carole planning for P Will to buy another middleton pile in Norfolk… sad how Will is handing off…, to run off and do as he like – (is another d…. on the horizon?); W*W didnt seem to be close either, considering (if we had our husband just returning from a trip).

    The paps and media prints bring no value to the HM BRF (sort of PoW Di all over).

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 10, 2015 at 8:10 am (2 years ago)

      Harry was never scheduled to be at the Commonwealth service. According to Harry Wales Wire on twitter, Harry is in Letheso right now on a private visit.

      • My2Pence
        March 10, 2015 at 10:44 am (2 years ago)

        He may have been rumored to be attending this event early on, but is confirmed for the Service of Commemoration on March 13th. Maybe the rumors mixed up “Commonwealth” and “Commemoration”?

  6. Lauri from Ca
    March 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow, it sure looks like William hasn’t eaten his bran flakes this morning, what a grumpy face. While I really like the pale pink color on Kate, I don’t get why designers like to dress pregnant women like they are 3 year olds. I mean really, the large collar and huge buttons make her look like a toddler not a grown woman. Also, I’m glad that she wore her hair back today but I say she needs a good 6 inches trimmed off. All in all she didn’t look bad just not a great one for me.

    Of course, the Queen looked lovely. She has the most peaches and cream skin, I’m so jealous! While I liked Camilla’s outfit the colors were a little too dark and drab, in my opinion, for early March.

    I laughed at how you have the pictures arranged and the captions. Kissy, kissy, grumpy face, grumpy face.

    I wonder if Carole and Mike snuck in a side door? It seems that they like to attend most of the events that W&K attend.

    • jenny
      March 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm (2 years ago)

      LaurifromCa, great comment about huge collars and buttons on clothing for pregnant women. I also wonder why designers think so many of their outfits need to make pregnant women look like children. Things are better than they used to be, but obviously, not great. Or, is Kate just choosing to match her child-like need for her Mum with her attire? There are less juvenile looks, I am sure.

    • Bets
      March 9, 2015 at 9:40 pm (2 years ago)

      I think the pink dress is a really unfortunate color choice for Kate. She also managed to clutch her crotch…yet again. She is just so poorly bred and tacky, it’s an embarrassment to the RF. I think she also tends to gravitate towards having her picture taken with PC to attempt to show the world how she is accepted and loved by her husband’s family and PC is too classy to be unkind to her or publicly rebuff her. The rest of the family is verging on cold and icy with her, so I think she’s singles out the one member of the family that is warm-ish with her. It’s actually quite pathetic and so clearly a manipulative move on her part.

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 10, 2015 at 8:13 am (2 years ago)

      Lol so you’re saying William was constipated?

      I’ve noticed that Kate likes to choose the designers/outfits that make her look like a child. Some celebs wear nice, sophisticated maternity wear and look like adult women. While Kate likes to infantilize herself. But infantiliing adult women is a trend in general, not just pregnant women fashion, and it’s disturbing and needs to stop.

      • Lauri from Ca
        March 10, 2015 at 10:39 am (2 years ago)

        Yes, that is exactly what I’m saying about Will ๐Ÿ™‚

        I too have noticed that Kate wears outfits that make her look like a child even when she’s not pregnant. I am thinking of the cream dress coat she wore to Belgium, I think, for the memorial. I felt that that outfit just highlighted how much younger and inexperienced her and William truly are. That and the constant crotch clutch made them look like children at the adults table. Personally I don’t think that Peter Pan collars are a good look for anyone over say 4 years old, but that’s just my opinion.

        Sorry about the rant but it just frustrates me when grown women dress like little girls and vice versa.

  7. Acquitaine
    March 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm (2 years ago)

    The greeting then ignoring pictures are everything. They all need to be sent back to school to learn how to put on a fake united front.

    • bluhare
      March 9, 2015 at 11:20 pm (2 years ago)

      I agree. I don’t know why they even bothered if they couldn’t finish the act. It looks pretty obvious it was all for show.

  8. Overit
    March 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Lol, I love the ‘bump it’ comment. I have never tried those, but I guess they work

    There is a quote from today about how utterly charming Kate is. Blah Blah Blah. I want someone to write a book about what the Royals are really like (good and bad). Oh to be a fly on the wall. I wonder what really is going on with them.

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 10, 2015 at 8:24 am (2 years ago)

      I read a quote about Kate being “utterly charming” on People, don’t know if that’s the quote to which you were referring. I must say, I think people confuse being nice with being charming. Kate seems like she’s nice enough when she talks to people – completely vanilla and safe and nice. The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) on Doctor Who is charming. Nathan Fillion in interviews is charming. They are intelligent and funny, yet never rude, and can convince anyone to like them. Jony Ive is charming – that man could convince anyone of anything. Those people are charming; Kate is nice.

      • Kip
        March 10, 2015 at 11:25 am (2 years ago)

        Kate is “nice” when the cameras are aimed in her direction or speaking in public.

        Not sure how nice she is when she isn’t being watched and can get away with it.

      • Beatrice
        March 10, 2015 at 11:48 am (2 years ago)

        Charming to me requires wit and intelligence and the person can somehow master the art of persuasion.

        • katemiddletonreview
          March 11, 2015 at 2:03 am (2 years ago)

          Exactly.

      • Overit
        March 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm (2 years ago)

        You said it perfectly. Kate is nice, charming is a whole different level. She doesn’t have the personality for it (or at least show that level of personality). Ah Nathan Fillion is super charming!!! I love him. He is just so likeable ๐Ÿ™‚

        • katemiddletonreview
          March 11, 2015 at 2:05 am (2 years ago)

          Nathan Fillion is the best person to watch interviews of. He’s so charming and just makes you want to hang out with him.

          • Tanya
            March 11, 2015 at 2:15 am (2 years ago)

            I adore Nathan, I will watch him in anything. There is a video on you tube of him reading with his “Castle” co stars and it is hysterical.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 11, 2015 at 2:28 am (2 years ago)

            I love him on Castle.

  9. Tanya
    March 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm (2 years ago)

    I agree with the other post about PW not getting enough fibre, and the photos are just so entertaining. Prince Charles has that fake smile just plastered on his face. As others have said, there is something going on here. I am still astonished that Waity can wear those high heels at this stage of her pregnancy. Even Waity and Wills don’t seem as close now. I think that there is trouble between those two and this could be one of the reasons that Ma Mids is moving back in. She will probably play referee between them. Even Di and Charles looked a lot closer than these two do at this stage of their marriage and we know what was happening behind the scenes with that one now.

    Wills will be flying ambulances soon and Waity will need someone to shop with so the parents move in. I do feel for Charles though and I hope that he will be able to play a bigger part in PG’s life as he gets older.

    And I did love the crotch grabbing pics of Waity again. It is nice to see that some things don’t change.

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 10, 2015 at 8:25 am (2 years ago)

      lol there are some utter truths to the world: water is wet, oxygen is breathable to humans, Kate clutches her crotch.

      • Lisa
        March 10, 2015 at 8:35 am (2 years ago)

        Okay, we need to have this chiseled in stone or something for posterity…LOL

        • Feeshalori
          March 10, 2015 at 11:58 am (2 years ago)

          Kate clutching her crotch is as certain as death and taxes.

    • Lauri from Ca
      March 10, 2015 at 10:43 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Tanya,

      I noticed that too. Kate keep looking to Wills and smiling but he pretty much ignored her. But like every married couple they probably have had their fair share of arguments. This time I’m thinking that William was in a snit over the news lately and Kate was trying to rally him along. God that man must be exhausting to deal with.

      • My2Pence
        March 10, 2015 at 10:47 am (2 years ago)

        She could have left at any point in the last 14 years, but chose to spend a decade pursuing him. She has what she wanted, but does she want what she has?

      • Lisa
        March 10, 2015 at 10:49 am (2 years ago)

        I think they are both exhausting to deal with. Kate is probably in a good mood of sorts because her parents are encamped at Anmer. If he had said no, she probably would have been snarling at him like she did with the meeting of the Singapore couple. Being in that house has to be maddening. I bet Nanny Maria keeps her quarters and the nursery an oasis for George to hide in.

        • Red Snapper
          March 10, 2015 at 1:02 pm (2 years ago)

          Kate’s in a good mood because her flurry of “work” is stifling the work shy complaints, her mommy is living in her house running her life just how she likes it, and NOBODY is accusing her of keeping George away from anyone. Kate’s having a good month.

      • Tanya
        March 10, 2015 at 7:03 pm (2 years ago)

        Hi Lauri, I think that Waity is just starting to realise that she will soon have three children on her hands, PG, the new baby and the old baby Wills, I am sure that they argue just like the rest of us do, but I agree he must be exhausting to deal with.

        I think that Waity is just realising what she has let herself in for by marrying him. She has given him the heir and soon the spare and I know that this is terrible ,but I do not see a happy marriage between these two. I feel sorry for the kids as I think that there are going to be a lot of rows behind closed doors. If Wills doesn’t like the publicity that waity is getting he is going to be impossible to live with.

      • katemiddletonreview
        March 11, 2015 at 2:08 am (2 years ago)

        Yeah, I’m going to agree with you and others that they both must be pretty exhausting to deal with. William with all his mommy issues and hating the press, and Kate with her constant need to be coddled.

        • Sugar
          March 11, 2015 at 9:42 pm (2 years ago)

          I think that’s why Carole’s moved in. Things look frayed between W&K; his body lang is distant while K gives him needy looks. I think her neediness has worn off it’s magic with him. She’s not his mom and he’s ticked because he’s unhappy and trapped. Duh! Kate looks great in the Art visits today/Dalmation coat. Mommy’s there to dress her up and see to makeup. No wonder Kate couldn’t get a stylist. She only wants Mommy.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 12, 2015 at 5:16 am (2 years ago)

            Yeah, I think he’s kind of over her neediness.

  10. rhiannon
    March 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm (2 years ago)

    I adore QEII. It will be a sad day when she passes. She is a quiet force. Not a fan of Cam’s look, but she makes me smile. She seems so cheeky and down to earth.

    I adore Kate’s earrings. I want them, but will settle for CZ, lol. She didn’t look bad. I just want her to wear a hat. I’m tired of those fascinators. They make her look childish. She looks sad in the first two pics. I agree that Charles and Di looked more together. I think that she made a deal with the devil and it’s her time to dance.

    • margaretty7
      March 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm (2 years ago)

      “I think that she made a deal with the devil and itโ€™s her time to dance.”
      i agree with you!!!

      • Feeshalori
        March 9, 2015 at 10:27 pm (2 years ago)

        When you eat with the devil, bring a long spoon.

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 10, 2015 at 8:28 am (2 years ago)

      I’ve looked through Kiki McDonough’s earring collection and she has some really pretty pieces on her site (though way too expensive for me). Kate for some reason chooses the boring ones, but I guess her taste and mine are different. I do think these pink morgonites are the best Kiki earrings she has.

      • Feeshalori
        March 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm (2 years ago)

        I’ve said it before: she pays an extreme amount of money for jewelry that doesn’t justify the expense.

        • ArtHistorian
          March 10, 2015 at 2:11 pm (2 years ago)

          I quite agree. I into jewellery design in a big way and some of the piece I like are exorbitantly expensive, but they a the result of a unique vision and exquisit craftsmanship. Kate’s jewellery doesn’t fall under those two categories – and they bland to boot.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 11, 2015 at 2:12 am (2 years ago)

            Yes. Kate’s jewelry is so boring and not worth the price at all.

          • bookworm
            March 11, 2015 at 8:50 am (2 years ago)

            I couldn’t even tell that these were new. They look exactly the same as all her other earrings.

        • Lauri from Ca
          March 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm (2 years ago)

          I wonder how much of a discount Kiki gives Kate?? After all you can’t buy the kind of publicity Kate generates.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 11, 2015 at 2:11 am (2 years ago)

            Interesting that Kate chose to wait until these morgonites were out of stock to be seen wearing them. Kiki confirmed on twitter that Kate was wearing them, and tweeted the they would be back in stock soon. So probably a steep discount given how much publicity Kiki gets from Kate.

        • katemiddletonreview
          March 11, 2015 at 2:09 am (2 years ago)

          Yes.

  11. Lauri from Ca
    March 9, 2015 at 5:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I just watched a video of Kate greeting C&C and she didn’t curtsey to either of them. I thought she is supposed to? I bet she curtsied to the Queen though.

    • rhiannon
      March 9, 2015 at 7:50 pm (2 years ago)

      Her curtsey is horrible. Mette-Marit can curtsey like no other. Same as the other royal women.

    • Cathy
      March 9, 2015 at 8:18 pm (2 years ago)

      Kate is meant to curtsy to Charles (and Camilla when she is with Charles). I think this shows that Kate is believing her own PR and is thinking that she is the important one. As we say here (in NZ)… That girl’s becoming a legend in her own lunchtime… (or in other words, she is believing the sugars?!)

      • bluhare
        March 9, 2015 at 9:10 pm (2 years ago)

        I am totally stealing “legend in her own lunchtime”.

      • Lauri from Ca
        March 9, 2015 at 10:57 pm (2 years ago)

        LOL!!! I frequently say that I’m a legend in my own mind, but I think I will change it to my own lunchtime! Thanks Cathy

      • Cathy
        March 9, 2015 at 11:42 pm (2 years ago)

        bluhare, Lauri from Ca… Happy to help out!

      • katemiddletonreview
        March 10, 2015 at 8:30 am (2 years ago)

        Actually the only time Kate doesn’t have to curtsy to Camilla is when William is present but Charles is not. If Charles is present or if it’s just Kate and Camilla, then Kate has to curtsy to Camilla.

        Love the “becoming a legend in her own lunchtime” line.

        • ArtHistorian
          March 10, 2015 at 11:35 am (2 years ago)

          All that curtseying must be annoying as hell! It would be much simpler if one only curtsey to the Queen as she is the monarch – ans as head of state she is entitled to such an act of respect. I can’t think of any other RF that has an internal curtseying hierarchy – this is exactly what makes the BRF appear stuffy and snobby to the outside world.

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 10, 2015 at 8:28 am (2 years ago)

      Do you have a link to the video?

  12. Beatrice
    March 9, 2015 at 7:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Andโ€ฆ. no one looking at each other at all:

    chuckle…I love this!! Imagine the headline!!

  13. CrazyAMG
    March 9, 2015 at 9:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Kate looks beautiful!! Williams looks like an arse!!!Camilla looks like she is scheming!! Prince Charles looks as if he is trying to keep the peace and HM looks like she is over all the dysfunction!!! Good luck to HM!!!

    • Feeshalori
      March 9, 2015 at 10:28 pm (2 years ago)

      That sounds like the latest headlines in the Globe, lol.

      • bluhare
        March 9, 2015 at 11:21 pm (2 years ago)

        I have loved The Globe ever since the Camilla’s Banished from the Realm! headline, because she drank the queen’s gin. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Feeshalori
          March 10, 2015 at 12:03 pm (2 years ago)

          And Charles sending Cams to rehab because of her drinking. That was a good one!

    • Lauri from Ca
      March 9, 2015 at 10:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Poor HM! This family can’t quite seem to go very long without some sort of upheaval or another. They seem to lurch from crisis to crisis like a drunken sailor.

      • Beatrice
        March 10, 2015 at 11:39 am (2 years ago)

        I wonder if QEII looks at her family and sigh: “Damn, I screwed up on that front.”

        I quickly scanned through the daily mail link provided in the press war and wow, her 4 children don’t get along with each other. (Not sure if I can trust the daily mail for being reliable though.) It’s every mother’s nightmare when their children are ready with daggers plunging in each other’s backs.

  14. Adam
    March 10, 2015 at 6:55 am (2 years ago)

    Where is this pregnant glow they keep talking about! L honestly think her looks are gone, so soon for a 33 year old pampered woman!? Shocking!

    • Seth
      March 10, 2015 at 8:09 am (2 years ago)

      Too many sunny vacations damage the skin. Also all of the comments about the photos need to calm down a bit. There are hundreds of potential expressions that people have on their faces over even a short period of time, especially when they are on public display all the time. Cameras can lie, b/c they can take 100 photos of them all smiles and use the one or two pictures that show them not getting along. Though Willy is his mother’s son. Harry was always closer to the Prince of Wales.

      • katemiddletonreview
        March 10, 2015 at 8:33 am (2 years ago)

        Also the years of smoking and drinking took it’s toll on her skin.

        You are right, Seth, still photos can be deceiving.

        • Seth
          March 10, 2015 at 10:10 am (2 years ago)

          True.

        • Beatrice
          March 10, 2015 at 11:28 am (2 years ago)

          Does she still smoke? Do we have picture of her smoking at all? Princess Margaret lighted up in the public.

          I think someone mentioned about the Duchess of Cornwall smoking? Has she stopped? It makes sense since she looks like QE’s older sister.

          What is it with the heirs to the throne and their fascination with women who smoke?

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 11, 2015 at 2:14 am (2 years ago)

            Charles doesn’t like smoking, so I would assume Camilla either quit when she married him or just doesn’t smoke around him. But yes, Camilla smoked for years and years.

        • Ray
          March 10, 2015 at 11:53 am (2 years ago)

          The Duchess of Camb smoking and drinking?? I never ever heard of her smoking and by any account I’ve ever read (and I have read MANY), she has always been described as someone who drinks very little, if at all. Occasionally, but rarely letting her hair down. Or are you talking about Camilla? I love her, but this sounds more up her alley.

          • Lisa
            March 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm (2 years ago)

            Ray, I don’t know if you’re being sarcastic or if you really mean it.

          • My2Pence
            March 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm (2 years ago)

            It must be sarcasm. She has always been more of a drinker than William and Harry combined. The France photos (airport and balcony) showed her smoking. She was photographed drinking full alcohol wine at 4-6 weeks pregnant last year, just before they announced the news.

          • Ray
            March 10, 2015 at 12:33 pm (2 years ago)

            Not sarcastic at all, ladies. I don’t hate Kate. Some of the things she does make me shake my head, though. Overall, I don’t give her anymore credit for being any more special than she actually is; a wealthy, coddled girl who worked hard to snag a prince and sometimes wears nice clothes. (Let me in that coat closet!) I really have no expectations of her, as she’s not really royalty. I am often disappointed in her choices, as she has so much potential to expand her “brand” (chick is popular, no two ways about it). The next few years are going to be interesting…

          • Beatrice
            March 10, 2015 at 12:45 pm (2 years ago)

            Ray,

            I read very little about the present day royals. But did come across Duchess of Cambridge smoking way before the wedding. I thought a pix of her smoking which I have never seen would substantiate it.

            You have made very interesting comments in the past. And wrt your last comment-I am with you there.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 11, 2015 at 2:17 am (2 years ago)

            Kate was pictured falling out of clubs drunk for years during the dating years. And there were pics of Kate with cigarettes in her bag. And she has been described as being able to drink Will and Harry under the table. I believe even William said Kate could drink him under the table. There was a lot of whitewashing done after the engagement to paint Kate as someone who never really drank or partied that much when there is clear, photographic evidence to the contrary.

      • Kip
        March 10, 2015 at 11:30 am (2 years ago)

        The pictures aren’t good. The video made it look worse imo.
        From the looks of it, William didn’t interact with his father at all.
        It was obvious Kate was faking her way through the encounter.

        And C&C looked massively uncomfortable.

    • Beatrice
      March 10, 2015 at 11:15 am (2 years ago)

      She looks good here. Perfect make-up which covers all her flaws.

    • Lisa
      March 10, 2015 at 4:57 pm (2 years ago)

      Did William bow to them? I guess Kate figures if he doesn’t she doesn’t have to either. I don’t think she has any respect for protocol whatsoever.

    • katemiddletonreview
      March 11, 2015 at 2:20 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Melll!

      Hm… looks very awkward. Especially William kissing Camilla’s cheek.

  15. Violet
    March 10, 2015 at 2:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Something is just terribly off with that hairstyle that seems to push her hair upwards just beneath her crown. It makes the back of her head look like she has an enlarged cranium.

    Not sure about the fascinator, either. I don’t understand her fascination (pun!) with this shape. It emphasises her huge face, and for some strange reason reminds me of that 80s roller disco when she was sprawled on the floor, and her frontal nether regions were exposed through the opening in her tiny shorts.

    • My2Pence
      March 10, 2015 at 5:28 pm (2 years ago)

      Look at the close-up photos of the Jane Taylor fascinator, esp the photo just above the earring closeup. You can see that the ribbon isn’t pulled taut either on the right or left sides. The ribbon is sticking out from the edge and breaking what should be a smooth line. Shoddy work. For $1000, this thing should have been flawless.

      • Lisa
        March 10, 2015 at 5:33 pm (2 years ago)

        I really don’t think Kate has a clue with regards to proper tailoring or quality. She’s worn entirely too many things that are just terribly tailored. She probably equates cost with quality.

        • India Andrews
          March 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm (2 years ago)

          I agree Lisa. I’ve seen Kate in too many outfits that don’t fit her maternity body or when she isn’t pregnant don’t fit the proportions of her body like she is a tall girl trying to fit into average height women’s clothing. Kate is clueless about how her clothes should fit and hang.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 11, 2015 at 2:22 am (2 years ago)

            Or when she was super skinny in 2011 and the clothes weren’t tailored and they just hung on her body.

          • Tracey
            March 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm (2 years ago)

            She hasn’t looked the same since she fired (or maybe they quit) her hairdresser and had George. She has also hired this younger girl as her stylist when there have been so many fails since her employment. Today she wore an awful loose ponytail to the art museum. I think she’s starting to show being exhausted more but there’s no reason to leave the house looking like she does when she’s paying people to do hair/make-up and dress her.

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 12, 2015 at 5:28 am (2 years ago)

            I agree. She looked good the first two years, but then she got pregnant and everything went to hell. And Tash (the young personal assistant turned stylist) is crap at her job.

      • bookworm
        March 10, 2015 at 9:25 pm (2 years ago)

        I would love to see Kate in a proper hat. The fascinators were fine for a while, but change it up a bit. They always look like they are about to fall off her head.

        Can you imagine how great Kate could look if she employed a qualified stylist who worked in tandem with an experienced tailor?

        • katemiddletonreview
          March 11, 2015 at 2:23 am (2 years ago)

          I believe that’s what HM and Cam do, have their hats and clothes made/tailored to match, and they work very well.

  16. Feeshalori
    March 10, 2015 at 2:54 pm (2 years ago)

    I remember seeing photos of Kate on the Internet during her dating years stumbling out of clubs and into limos absolutely drunk. She’s getting a whitewash now, but that was certainly her behavior pre-wedding.

    • India Andrews
      March 10, 2015 at 5:50 pm (2 years ago)

      You have to search for the photos of Kate drinking from a beer bong and forgetting to close her purse so we all see her ciggies but they’re on the internet.

        • bookworm
          March 10, 2015 at 9:27 pm (2 years ago)

          The first two aren’t Kate, but that is Pippa.

          • Melll
            March 10, 2015 at 10:01 pm (2 years ago)

            Actually L-R: Pipa, Kate, Person I don’t know
            Pipa is seated, Kate is up and there’s this other woman next to Kate.

          • ABKM
            March 10, 2015 at 10:02 pm (2 years ago)

            I’m pretty sure the first one is a picture of Kate–she’s wearing the patterned scarf, and Pippa’s sitting next down in the orange dress. And in the second one her face is hidden and Pippa’s is visible, but you can see the cigarette in Kate’s hand.

        • Beatrice
          March 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm (2 years ago)

          Thanks Melll!

        • Overit
          March 11, 2015 at 1:18 am (2 years ago)

          Someone else posted those first two photos before and they are not Kate. It is Pippa and two mystery women. That woman with the scarf standing up does not even look like Kate. Her face structure and even the eyebrow are way off. Sorry

          • katemiddletonreview
            March 11, 2015 at 2:25 am (2 years ago)

            Yes, there was a big fuss in another thread about these exact photos and whether the first two are of Kate or not. The majority said it was not Kate in those two photos with Pippa. But it is Kate in the cab with the cigs in her purse.

          • Stephanie
            March 11, 2015 at 3:06 pm (2 years ago)

            I don’t know why people think the first two pictures are Kate with Pippa.

            Kate’s eyebrows have never ever ever been a round arch, even when raised. They are flat across.

          • Ray
            March 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm (2 years ago)

            That’s the first thing I noticed, the eyebrows! Definitely not Kate in that picture.

      • ABKM
        March 10, 2015 at 9:13 pm (2 years ago)

        Not to mention if you Google “Kate Middleton leaving club” or something like that, you get pictures of her in dozens of different outfits, showing that she was out partying on many, many occasions. She loved the nightlife scene. Probably still would if she could get away with it.

        Thanks for the pictures, Melll.

    • Overit
      March 11, 2015 at 1:41 am (2 years ago)

      I definitely think Kate is/was a smoker, but she did a great job of not being photographed. Very smart on her part. As for her drinking, there are so many pictures on the internet of her looking tipsy. It is always hard to tell if the camera just caught her blinking and then makes her look drunk or if she really is drunk. Although the ones with really rosy cheeks give her away. I found two that are doozies of Will and Kate. I love the second one because it kind of sums up their relationship. Will looks wasted and Kate looks mad:

      http://www.ironhorsehelmets.com/product_images/uploaded_images/prince-william-and-kate-middleton-drunk.jpg

      http://imworld.aufeminin.com/story/20140911/kate-middleton-490533_w654.jpg

      I get so tired of her being white-washed now. Like we are suppose to believe she hardly drank and partied. The photos are everywhere to prove it! :0

      • katemiddletonreview
        March 11, 2015 at 2:27 am (2 years ago)

        lol how happy was she to be photographed in the first pic.

        yes the whitewashing is annoying and stupid especially since photos of her falling out of clubs are easy to find thank to the internet.

  17. Adam
    March 11, 2015 at 2:19 am (2 years ago)

    It sad that people will have to curtsy to this woman!