Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, was in Margate in Kent yesterday, March 11, where she visited Turner Contemporary as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery and was shocked by a sculpture of a dead body. Kate also visited Resort Studios where she told a woman she sometimes forgets she’s pregnant.
**Quick calendar update: Kate will visit Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich, London, on March 18.**
Kate’s first stop in Margate was Turner Contemporary where she viewed the ‘Self: Image and Identity’ exhibition which includes the last self-portrait by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (court painter for Charles I). The exhibition also includes a number of other self portraits, including a sculpture made of silicone entitled, ‘Self Portrait as a Drowned Man’. When Kate saw the fake body lying on the floor she said, “Oh my goodness, what’s that?” Not going to lie, when I saw the photos, I thought it was performance art, it looked so real. Kate also took part in a “create your own selfie” art thing with some local kids. PS. Kate stayed at TC for two hours. Has she ever stayed that long at an engagement? That’s really long for her.
After a brief walkabout outside the art gallery, Kate moved on to Resort Studios, a place for artists and designers. While visiting Resort Studios and meeting people taking part in a community art project about the town’s history, one woman told Kate “You’re looking very trim”, to which Kate replied, “I sometimes forget I’m pregnant.”
What? I… um… do women normally forget they are pregnant when they are eight months pregnant? Moms out there, is that a thing that happens? I wouldn’t know. Or is it Kate’s polite way of saying, “Why yes, I am trim, thank you for noticing.” Or is it just another “trying and failing to relate to the people” moment from the Cambridges? Or do I not get the joke or something? I’m so confused!!
Kate mentioned Prince George when she was talking to a mother of a six week old, saying George is running around all the time and she has to chase him. I doubt Kate is doing much of the chasing, though, seeing as she’s eight months pregnant. PS. The mother of the six week old baby said of meeting Kate, “It was good to meet another working mum.” It shocks me that a mother who said she was back to work 3 days after giving birth counts Kate in the same “working mother” league as herself.
Kate repeated another coat from her 2013 pregnancy wardrobe, the Hobbs Dalmatian Print Mac coat. I won’t make a Cruella De Vil joke because I think Kate looks better in the Hobbs coat than the pink McQueen from Monday (though I prefer Monday’s hair and hat to yesterday’s droopy ponytail). Kate wore a black dress underneath her coat and it sometimes poked out the bottom.
Kate wore her Stuart Weitzman Power pumps in black suede and carried her Mulberry Bayswater Clutch.
Kate wore her Annoushka Pearl Drop Earrings that we surprisingly haven’t seen in a while (they seem to be a favorite since she wears them so much). As mentioned, Kate wore her hair in a droopy ponytail. I’ll be nice since we need to praise her whenever she wears her hair up. So… yay ponytail!
Crotch clutching, and… I’m assuming she’s trying to keep her coat from flying up in the wind? Right? That’s what’s happening?
Why doesn’t Kate give her purse to Rebecca Deacon before doing the walkabouts?
Links: Express. Daily Mail.
Photos: Rebecca English Twitter/Getty/Kensington Palace Twitter