Kate spotted driving in London

Kate spotted driving in London

Kate Middleton was spotted driving in London Friday afternoon ahead of attending her sister’s wedding later today.

You can see the photos at the Daily Mail.

There isn’t much to comment on. Kate is wearing white and her Cartier watch.

219 thoughts on “Kate spotted driving in London

  1. 1.Why is Kate driving herself? Is this like a queen thing?

    2. Meghan is papped and in her exercise skivvies, (because she just couldn’t miss a day). Coincidence?

    3. I’m glad it’s raining. Sue me for my uncharitable thoughts.

    4. Ye gods, workers cleaned the church sign. Why?

    1. In answer:
      1. Lots of product placement for Range Rover; ongoing payback for the company, no doubt, for the patronage to both the BRF and The Wedding.
      2. No coincidence. None.
      3. You are more charitable than one DM reader who wished for a bird to shit on Pippa’s head as she made her way to the church in her horse-drawn carriage. That’s not nice, but the price for PR resembling water-boarding torture.
      4. There’s clean, and then there’s Middleton Photos-we’ve-sold-to-Hello! (or whatever rag) Clean.

      1. Oh come on, let’s give her a benefit of a doubt. Probably she was behind the wheel because she wanted to. Some people simply like driving, some just do it. I’m sure she is far more often in the driver seat than one might think.

      2. The wedding PR is exhausting, but it’s not torture. And I think it’s incredibly rude for people to wish for bad things to happen to Pippa on her wedding day. It’s says more about the people who wish for that than it does about Pippa’s exhausting PR strategy.

        1. It’s not nice to wish anyone ill, as I said, but the aggressive PR tactics employed on Pippa’s instructions have turned largely benign people into antagonistic people eg wishing for bad weather, birds, etc. Saturation + detailed spending information (product placement) has given lots of coverage but not endeared Pippa to folk.

          Companies sponsor for a return of visibility of their product. It is what it is. The BRF takes advantage of the offer, as do the Middleton’s.

        2. KMR, could’nt agree more. BBC news has been asking other couples getting married today to get in touch, a bride called Jo is getting married later and they too are having a fly past – is everyone going to call them out for being ‘tacky’ & ‘wanna be’s’? Also a groom called Peter got in touch, he & his bride are having fireworks at their evening reception being held at a local castle – is everyone going to call them out for being tacky & wanna be’s for having fireworks at their reception! And of course they must be the ultimate ‘wanna be’ because their reception is in a CASTLE! Heaven forbid. I wish Pippa & James a wonderful day & a happy, fulfilled long marriage – just as I would wish every bride & groom getting married today or any day!!!

          1. I do find the Middletons tacky because it’s all their psuedo-royal crap and self-important PR, but I do wish Pippa and James all the best, a wonderful day and a happy lifelong marriage. Anything else is just nasty.

          2. Poppy, IMVHO, no one is calling these couples tacky because they aren’t jamming their weddings down strangers throats, plain and simple. If BBC handy asked them to call in, they probably would have remained unknown, its the constant Pippa this and Pippa that and the aggressive promotion of this nobody’s wedding that is turning people into who they usually would not be. And yes, sorry to say this but Pippa is called a royal wanna be for a very good reason!!
            I wish Pippa and James no ill will, but I do understand where others that do are coming from!!

          3. Poppy, you’re arguing a false equivalence. The Midds are royal adjacent and it’s clear they all are venal social climbers and great pretenders who don’t deign to mix with the hoi polloi. I wish all those other couples great happiness and a long marriage.

        3. Meh, to me this wedding is a walking billboard for products. The meaning of the wedding itself seems an afterthought. These people are venal ciphers to me so if it rains on their parade I will experience a frisson of schadenfreude. I’ll save my joy and good wishes for people who matter just like they would with me.

      3. Agreed, Jen, this does resemble water-boarding torture. I’m not going to applaud a cynical, venal PR take on an important life cycle event. This wedding is a complete knock off of Waity’s even down to the wedding dress. Calculated artifice at every turn. It actually reminds me of the artificial set piece of Char’s christening.

    2. To 1., I guess, it’s a big day for the Middletons ,Kate will participate in a bigger way,William will just attend.They often drive themselves, as long as bodyguards are with her.
      To 2., I was always critical with Meghan, but I like her calmness here, I would love it if she would take all this “Middleton-hype”, the Middletons spread themselves, cool.Just do her daily routine and then attend the wedding of a friend.
      To 3., they could watch the rain in their glass-pavillion;) It’s just harder to see through for us.
      4.Because everyone will look at it and take photos.We, the common people and Middleton-lovers will worship this sign.hehe

    3. Meghan was shown out and about at a spa – waity cannot middelon had to be pap as well.

      The Middletons Wisteria sisters carol really afraid of Meghan stealing the limelight at the wedding – Air could attend but not Meghan. Hope she stays away from the reception as well.

      For all the talk about the kids, George seem so scared of people. He can be seen crying and Nanny Maria at the Church door in uniform, trying to get him to go in the Church. The private hidden kids are becoming scared of people. Nanny Maria again by order of middletons, made everyone knows, Maria is the bill middleton royal nanny. No wedding attendance for Maria in a nice simple relaxed dress wear.

      Waity Middleton neck and chest seem aged as well as the double breast look in that wedding wear.

  2. On another note, KMR, did you notice that Beatrice’s ex boyfriend has got engaged? (ps great blog, thanks!)

    1. She is also pregnant.

      Poor Bea. I think it’s pretty obvious Dave used her for her connections and paraded her about as his princess girlfriend and wanted nothing more out of it but she wanted more.. She’s too good for him!!

        1. Some women just set themselves up for this garbage from men. Bea, you are a princess. You are a smart, pretty, spirited woman. I wish your family and friends would advise you. I wish you would just embrace your wonderful self and then you will find the best man of your dreams. Seriously. I am sorry for her being treated so poorly. But, please Bea, stand up for yourself.

          BTW, was she at the wedding? Saw Eugenie, but Bea?

      1. Poor Bea, that news sucks. I hope he told her and she didn’t have to find this out in the papers or online?

        I hope there is someone much nicer just around the corner for her

      2. I’m sorry but she is no victim. No one forced her to take all those public holidays and no one can use you for that long with out your consent. She could’ve ended long ago

        1. I think Beatrice genuinely loved Dave. However I agree, Beatrice went on those holidays and never brought up marriage for all those years. However Dave did move quickly onto Beatrice and getting engaged to someone else rubs salt in to the wound. As Eugenie reportedly said if he loved Bea, he would put a ring on it.

    2. I read that and felt soooooo bad for Bea! Regardless of who you are in this world, nobody deserves to be treated like that! He (clearly) used her for her connections.

      In all honesty, I thought he was gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and thought he was using her as a cover-up (and for connections). Also, he always had a smarmy, fakeness about him. Sigh.

      In hindsight, I’m glad Bea didn’t wind up with this d-bag. Her true prince charming (who loves Beatrice and not PRINCESS Beatrice) is out there somewhere (as is my own prince charming πŸ˜‰ )!

      1. Kimothy, your comment was so Seinfeld. ” Not that there’s anything wrong with that!”

        You are so right about there being nothing wrong with being gay, but those words will forever recall one Seinfeld episode to me. The one where the NYU reporter thought Jerry was gay and wrote about that for her school newspaper.

        I’m teasing you. I hope you know that!

        1. Oh, I know that Mary Elizabeth. I added that in case someone wanted to skin me alive for implying that he is/was gay (IMO, jury is still out on d-bag Dave). πŸ˜‰

      1. I believe she gave him an ultimatum to p*ss or get off the pot to use a rather quaint English expression. He declined and went off on his merry way. Poor Bea……that’s got to hurt. IMHO he wasn’t good enough for her…..always seemed out for what he could get. Now where are George Percy or The new Duke of Westminster when you need them?

        1. Oh, I’m glad to hear it! The latest update on him validates her decision. He certainly sounds like a rat fink to me. All those years….

          I hope she finds someone who adores and appreciates her. I do have a soft spot for the Yorkies.

          1. Yes me too. I like both girls enormously and wish they were utilised properly as blood princesses of this country. Hopefully someone will wake up to the asset they could be. Bea especially has a real gentle, kindness to her and Eugenie is so sassy.

      1. I hope she ends up with someone she loves. She has the money, the status, and the title. She doesn’t need another πŸ˜‰

        1. Still hoping for it, and for a loving lifelong marriage without divorce. Given that every time she turns around, some people claim she is living off the taxpayers and should never have been given a princess title to begin with? Marrying someone with a title and a personal billion wouldn’t hurt.

  3. Here’s an article with some alleged insight to the wedding details. This article throws some definite shade with some snarky comments that made me laugh out loud (at the under-handed meanie writing it, not the wedding couple) – the same way DM says those “nice” things that are really meant to be nasty, you know? The details of the big day are jaw-dropping! I really hope Pippa and James have a lovely day and are very happy together, and I really hope to see those outdoor “throne rooms” the next time I attend a public event! πŸ˜‰ And, Pippa won’t have to change any of her monograms!

    1. *le sigh…

      On the evening news tonight there was a “snippet” about Pippa’s wedding – the residents of Englefield (the wedding is at the Englefield village church) have all been out painting their houses, hope there was some funds supplied for the spruce up?

      And I read somewhere that the village residents have all been given wristbands to wear?


      1. Waiting for Pips to donate equal sums spend on this wedding to her hometown charity – and or treating the small town to dinner.

  4. No firework display…..the Middleton’s live next to a deer park so it would frighten the animals. It seems Bucklebury residents have all had a letter from Mike & Carole apologising for the disruption. The caviar…..I thought Pippa was friends with Dasha Abramovich?

    That God it’s nearly over.

    1. Whaaaaaaaaat?! **jaw drops**

      Didn’t Pippa mean girl York girls?! Strange! This is looking more and more like a royal wedding! **confused emoji**

      1. Since her wedding Kate might feel free to mean girl them but I doubt Pippa would. Possibly kate detached William from his cousins influence – weren’t they close at one point? Pippa seems much more socially adept and wiser than Kate. No butning royal bridges for her.

          1. I think Eugenie looks stunning. Pleased to see Jack there too. Roll on their wedding. There will be a real tiara. I wonder if George and Charlotte will be involved in that wedding. What does a page boy do? Is a page boy necessary?

    1. Pippa looks absolutely stunning, her dress is amazing & she is glowing. And not a tiara in sight. James is one very lucky chap. George & Charlotte are adorable! I would never have thought of taupe though but it works!

        1. Beautiful dress, but seem much at the neck chest area for her skinny size, her masculine arms are also highlighted.

          Meanwhile, sister waity kate has double breast in the breast area. Maybe due to her bones, the darts seems off. and she is annoyed and telling cry baby George to ‘shut up’. The same as at charlotte christening when they were leaving the church and walking the path, g seem to want his nanny Maria – crying before bill pick him up.

          1. Dolittle, those were exactly my sentiments. Pippa dress looked stunning from the back, until I saw the front, it looks like she wore it back side front. Also, that dress did a nasty number to her male looking arms, I was not impressed. I usually have nothing negative to say about Kate but this dress she wore was just awful. The colour, the length and the fashion were each equally as awful as the other, really terrible. I have a sinking feeling that Kate likes her daughter more than she likes her son, and that’s not a good thing… I hope Im wrong.

      1. Yes, I think Pippa looked gorgeous and her groom quite handsome. In a way, the bodice reminded me a bit of Madeleine’s Valentino gown. I thought the lace was a bit too heavy, but adored the silhouette of her dress and loved the cathedral veil.

        George and Charlotte looked darling The little wreath of flowers on Char’s head — very sweet and little George waving from the car.

        Can’t wait to see the coverage here.

        I hope the couple will be happy and I wish them well, but please kill the PR of your life together. Enough is enough.

        Call me, ” I just love a wedding, no matter who the couple is!”

        P.S. Kate’s ensemble was dull. It matched Char’s little shoes color-wise.

      2. There was definitely a headpiece mimicking the halo scroll plopped on Pippa’s head. She ripped Kate’s look, right down to the veil. Not enough difference for me to consider that Pippa is capable of thinking for herself. I was hoping to see her in something without lace, as it seems it would fit her better. Can’t always get what we want.

    2. She looks beautiful and so happy. Far nicer dress than Kate’s and without that smug triumphant look Kate had on her wedding day. Pippa looks genuinely delighted as you should be on your wedding day.

      I did laugh they made a PR release about the dress and its designer and such. they had robinson Pelham design her a tiara! Yikes.

      George and Charlotte look adorable. Nanny Maria in that awful Norland uniform again. Kiddos are dressed identically to Princess Madeleine’s pageboys and flower girls.

      1. Agree with everything you just said, Ellie!

        Pippa looks radiant, she’s on cloud 9. In one of the pictures, she looks like she could be Meghan’s twin!!

        The photo of George and Charlotte is a bit too blurry for me. Plus, Charlotte is kind of turned away from the camera so you can’t really see her or the front of her dress.

        It’s actually Kate’s dress I don’t like (it’s the sleeves….blah). Also, why wasn’t Carole the one to help Pippa with her dress? I know that Pippa did the same for Kate but it still looks odd to me.

        Eugenie looks lovely (again, she’s bringing the va-va-voom vibe) and I’m glad James’ GF, Donna Air, is there (plus, they’re matching!). Spencer (James Matthews’ kid brother) is very handsome!

        Last, in one of the pictures of William and Harry arriving, Harry has a derp face hahahaha! I couldn’t help but notice that! #sorrynotsorry

        Edit: I just saw G & C better….awwwww!!! Love the flowers in Charlotte’s hair! Here is a sweet picture of Kate with Charlotte:


        1. It is so interesting how Pippa and Meghan look so much alike in pictures but look nothing like the other in videos!!! So bizarre. I agree Pippa looks stunning in her gown, I caught a glimpse of the cams kids and they melted my heart. They were the only ones I was waiting to see pictures of, them and H&M, but I guess Meghan is not showing up (very sad). Anyways, Im going to bed now, I stayed up all night hoping to see the first pics of H&M but that was a miss (saaad).

          1. I know some people don’t think Pippa and Meghan look alike, but I surely do. I think there will be constant photo comparisons of them in the DM.

            Did Meghan enter the Church from a back entrance, or is she just going to the reception? Eager to see her and what she wears.

            I really liked how William and Harry were dressed.

      2. She did look nice, but boy did she make sure to know where the cameras are and give a nice long look down the lenses. Lest anyone forget what this was about: headlines and column inches.

    3. I really agree, I think the dress is beautiful. And the kids look so charming.

      No pics of Kate or Meghan, did they sneak in the back way?

      Now the dish: Eugenie has a lot of cleavage for 11:30 a.m. in church. It looks like they made Nanny Maria wear her uniform again. And Carole really thinks she is a star.

      1. I think Nanny Maria chooses to wear her uniform when on duty. Norland Nannies are exceptionally proud of the fact that they have graduated from Norland……that makes them the best of the best. That uniform is recognised the world over by certain circles. I’m not sure she’s been forced to wear it.

        Kate’s in peach and I’m sorry but she looks older than her mother. She looks like a late middle aged spinster. Uncle Gary and his daughter Tallulah look fab. Tallulah is a real beauty.

        1. Kate is wearing such heavy makeup, it’s ridiculous. And huge gaudy earrings with that beige-peach ensemble. It’s amazing how matronly she looks at 35. Her dress is also wrinkled and way too low cut. Her bending down a lot is like… Please, stop.

          The nanny uniform thing bugs me because it just reminds me of the Stepford Wife-esque vibe of Charlotte’s christening. Reaffirming she is their servant. I don’t know, it’s off-putting to me just because of the upstairs/downstairs vibe.

          1. I laughed at Kate’s cleavage shot! So unnecessary, never change Kate! Presumably she’s already seen her kids that day, no need to bed in half directly opposite the cameras to greet them.

          2. Lisa,

            In order to show cleavage, one needs to actually have some cleavage. **whistles innocently**

            Now, Princess Eugenie? She’s definitely got a nice set of girls and I’m admittedly jealous!

          3. +1

            Nanny Maria could have been in a simple relax wear. Why do everyone need to see her working. She would do just the samevcaring for the children – maybe not invited other than to care for the kids, middleton seem unable to manage, except for show PR.

        2. I understand the pride the Norland Nannies take in their uniform, as well they should. However, as at the christening, it smacks of don’t confuse the servants with the help. And it is not an attractive look, nor does it look practical for the 21st century.

          I agree about Tallulah. It’s a difficult age to dress, between child and adult, and she looks perfect, and very pretty.

          1. I would say Tullulah was one of the best dressed. It is a shame she wasn’t asked to have a role in the wedding party. I did like her dress though. Very age appropriate.

        3. Oh, Mrs. BBV, Kate looking older than her mother. So true.

          I hated, just hated the plunging neckline shot when she was bending down toward Charlotte outside the Church. She really loves showing her bod off, doesn’t she?

          Just hated her dress and hat, though. And, yes, it was wrinkled like others commented.

          1. Wiaty scrawny aged chest, to be sure. Like a 70+ year old….

            Even her skirt wear look weighted for her boney size. Like Pips neckline top seems too much and heavy to her size compare to the restof the skirt that is light flowing botttom wedding dress

        4. Kate’s dress is not properly fitted in the boob area. This is so utterly stupid because she has access to tailors to fix this. And the clown makeup where she applies blush like an 80 year old is beyond ridiculous.

      2. Oh, God, I just knew she’d be in uniform. That’s horrible. I know she is proud of her school, but it’s a wedding for goodness sake. The family always want to keep her in her place!

        1. It’s part of the vows of her nanny school to wear uniform on public affairs! There’s nothing to do with the family throng to keep her “on her place” also American idea of employers and European idea is very different, nannies and maids wear uniforms and they are very proud of it.

          1. Vows to a nanny school? That is beyond bizarre. She isn’t a nun. And the entire concept to have nannies dress this way is to place them as the help and remind everyone of that fact. Nanny Maria I am sure is doing a great job raising the kids, but this uniform is utterly ridiculous. She should be able to wear something not designed in the Victorian era.

          2. But if Maria wants to wear her nanny school uniform, then that’s her call.

          3. I am an American, so I do have a different feeling about this, but the wearing of the uniform smacks of a class thing to me. And, I second the question — A vow to wear a uniform?!

        1. Will didn’t even seem to be anywhere near his kids in the photos, just Kate. It’s not like he had an official role in the ceremony so he could have helped Kate. But then again I am using the standards of a non selfish and mature husband, not petulant Will.

    4. I think Pippa looks lovely. I want to see the back of the dress. George and Charlotte looked so cute. Kate was a major miss! Those sleeves, that colour do nothing for her. And I hate the angle of her hat. I can’t wait to see Meghan. Was Princess Eugenie there? Haven’t seen any photos of her.

    5. She does, and clearly very happy. As one should look on their wedding day. Has anyone here heard the old adage that rain on your wedding day is a good luck? Despite what I think of today’s little circus in the country- I wish Pippa and James happiness together.

      This is in response to Mrs BBV at the beginning of this thread

      1. Rain on a wedding day meaning lluck. I have always scoffed at that. What else can they possible tell a stressed out bride? But, if it’s true, then good luck to the newlyweds.

        1. It rained like buckets on my parents wedding day and they have been happily married for almost 45 years. The wedding day is the first day of many in the marriage and all the emphasis on it ignores the real point of the ceremony.

  5. Well, I was interested in seeing Pippa, Kate and the children. Pippa looks radiant, I like her dress more than Kate’s wedding gown. She looks so happy, and I’m glad the weather was decent. The children are very cute, and from the very few photos we’ve seen it does look like Charlotte is the more outgoing one still. I was really disappointed with Kate’s look – her makeup is way overdone…it looks much too harsh. Her dress seems wrinkled and the ceremony hasn’t even started. I don’t think the dress is all that pretty either, but the focus is on Her sister so it doesn’t matter much.

    1. Oh Kate… girl really has no idea how to dress for ANY occasion. I don’t get the sleeves. I don’t get the hair. I don’t get the OTT make up. I don’t get the heels. I don’t get any of it. As for the wrinkled dress, it looks like they got into the car at KP wearing the clothes. Isn’t it like a 1.5 hour drive? Who in their right mind would wear their wedding outfit/attire for a drive that long? I’d wear something comfy and change into my clothes once I got there. It’s not like they’re some random guest. They’re family. They could’ve easily changed into their clothes once they got to the Middleton’s house and then drove over to the church. But hey, I’m just making sense here and apparently common sense is something that Will & Kate lack.

      1. She probably entered another way and, in all honesty, it IS Pippa’s wedding day and she deserves to have the focus on her and James. It’s only fair. I’m sure we’ll see her in other pictures (either via social media “sneak pics” people took or later on).

      2. Camilla Tominey, one of only 2 dessignated reporters at the event, is saying MM was there, but entered via a side entrance and exited the same way. Something about not wanting to be centre of attention.

        1. Good for her……she needed to redeem herself after posing in her gym kit in Soho yesterday. Did you see her knees?…..she’s going to win the Royal Family’s Knobbley Knees Contest for the foreseeable future. I know it’s hugely unlikely but I would love it if she went to Chelsea Flower Show with Harry & the RF on Monday. Engagement is imminent now IMO. definitley before the end of June I should say or though there is some speculation about early August. August is traditionally a dead month for news so it’s possible I suppose.

        2. I really find these they don’t want to be center of attention comments quite narcissistic. Both from kate and now from Meghan

          1. I agree with Sarah that it all seems narcissistic.

            Kate is dressed like she always dresses – safe but elegant, older than her age. IMO she never stands out, but the fawning media will give her attention regardless. She can’t help that, but I do not think she goes out of her way to blend in, today or any other day.

            As for Meghan, yes, the photogs will take pics, but she & Harry would have been in the church by the time Pippa arrived, so no attention would have been taken away from the bride. Just walk into the church together, and stop playing these foolish games. It’s not that serious. Really. However, I am not 100% sure she was actually at the church, regardless of the reports. No reason, just a gut feeling, but I have been wrong a time or 10 πŸ™‚

        3. You know what, that was so thoughtful of Meghan, nd if camilla Tominey says Meghan was there, then she was. Oh well, I guess it was never meant to be for us fans that were waiting to see pics of Meg and her dress!!!

  6. I’m so glad Donna Air is there, although she is not engaged to James.
    Pippa looks beautiful.I like especially her big smile, she seems happy.It seems to be a nice and happy wedding until now and good weather, haha, all the weeks we talked about it.It’s nice to see.

    1. Disappointed not to see Donna’s daughter, Freya as a bridesmaid considering there were eight in the party would one more or two to even up really have mattered so much? I think as James Middleton’s future stepdaughter it would have been nice to include her.

    2. Donna Airs is truly a beauty. She looks great here. Glad she was invited. But I never feel the genuine “couple” vibe with James Middleton that you get from Roger Federer and wife Mirka and even Harry and Meg.

      1. I know what you mean. James has much ambiguity circling about him but they have broken up a couple of times and got back together. He had an extended break in Hong Kong supposedly to get her out of his system. I think they’ll probably marry though, they don’t seem to stay away from each other permanently.

        1. I don’t get the couple feel about James and Donna Air. Perhaps James should go for someone else.
          Pippa looked gorgeous in her dress. It looked a lovely elegant dress even from the back. A real classic. I think she did glow. I am just unsure as to whether they are well matched.

          1. What I mean is all this going in and out of relationships doesn’t work. James. I have my suspicions about him. I think it is all for show. Though I may be wrong.

          2. Hey, Laura and Kimothy, I’m with you. I have had suspicions since W and K’s wedding. I’m not so sure about the Middleton son.

            I do think that Donna is gorgeous. She’s a television hostess. For what show? Her association with him can only help her career and his association with her? Well, can it help him?

  7. From what I’ve seen so far, Pippa’s dress is lovely, but maybe a tad too long in some pics. She also seemed to stop and pose outside the church for about 20 minutes, which seemed tacky to me.

    I’m gutted that Meghan was no where to be seen – either snuck in the backdoor like she needs to be hidden or else…not invited at all to the Church ceremony. I was dying to see her and Harry together. Oh well…sniff sniff

    Oh…and now we see why Harry was really invited – to keep whiny William company. Kate really was the keeper of the kiddies (as rumored) and Will needed someone to hold his hand so poor Harry get called into action.

    1. Guess I’m the only person who thought Pippa’s dress was kind of boring and simple. It looks like one of dozens you can find in any bridal shop at any price range. But she looked nice.

      Kate, however, proved to me that her mother dresses her. I thought Carol was Kate at first, since that is the kind of outfit Kate wears. Then I saw Kate’s outfit and realized she is trying to channel the Duchess of Windsor. There is a resemblance, but DoW had charm, wit, humor, and she was in charge of her own style. Kate looks like she is playing dress-up in these clothes.

      Eugenie looked sexy. Good for her. Kate should let Eugenie show her how to do a cleavage shot, but Eugenie is a Princess and would never stoop so low….

      1. Jet texas: Funny that you should bring up the Dss of Windsor because as i scrolled through the pictures, i was struck by the strong between Pippa and Dss of Windsor.

        1. Oh yes…..in some of the picture it’s the length of her neck, her hair up and her overall thinness that created that impression. I couldn’t believe it when I first saw it.

      2. I think it was an odd choice to go with all-over lace, as that was what her sister did. Only highlights the fact that this lace was lower-quality and machine made. Both designers were incapable of working with lace without creating cone boobs? The high neck also stretches out her torso more. The Middleton trick of a small belt high up (or even at empire waist level) would have broken that up and been a bit more flattering.

        Knew Carole would be in Catherine Walker; she has to keep doing her Diana impression. KM wearing something from the 70s.

    2. I’m surprisingly underwhelmed. It really needed Meghan with Harry to spark up the event.

      As I said above, JET Texas, her dress is unimaginative and a Kate knock off.

      1. If true, this pisses me off. Making her sneak in and out of a back door like she’s some shameful secret.

        Um, why exactly can’t she use the front door like every other guest, and on the arm of her BF? Did Kate enter and leave through the back door for all the millions of weddings she attended with Will? No. Why is Sparkles required to do this? I’m kind of disgusted.

        These questions aren’t directed at you, Herazeus. I’m just posting under you since you mentioned it.

      1. Was it me or was it choice of photos because scrolling through the photos on getty images, i’m getting very strong impression that Kate was only concerned with her kids especially Charlotte.

        The shushing pic is perhaps the only one where she is looking and or interacting with the other kids.

        1. I’ve been looking at pictures too. But I didn’t notice anything because I was too distracted by Kate’s dress. Specifically the way the fabric hangs around her chest. They look like random sagging boob flaps!



          1. Miss K, too funny! I hate the way the bodice fits her and those sleeves are horrible.

            How are you feeling? Glad to see you commenting with such a fun take on all this. Be well.

          2. That’s exactly what I thought, sagging boob flaps? Also if this is the “Society Wedding of the Decade” (DM) … where’s the “Society”. Three royals who were too polite to decline and a tennis player?

          3. Yes! Saggy boob flaps!! In order to pull off the look, one must at least have boobs!! Kate’s “baby girls” remind me of mine in 3rd grade (a couple of years before I started wearing a bra and yes, I was one of the first girls in my class–hated it).

          4. Now that you mention the boob flaps, i can’t unsee it. That sort of detail looks better on someone with boobs. This is a situation where chicken fillets + a push up bra would have done wonders.

            Found video on DM site, and the impression in photos was correct. She completely ignores the other kids except for her own 2 and Charlotte gets the most attention.

            When the Bridal couple exits the church, the crowd of little ones is walking infront of them, but with enough distance to worry at their lack of attendant who is only concerned with Charlotte instead of watching out for entire group. You notice how young the attendants are in age.

            She helicopter hovers over Charlotte the entire time. G occassionally gets a look in, and the othrr kids get nothing. At one point you can see Pippa abd James directing the kids instead of Kate who is merely concerned with the photo op ie being included when not fussing over Charlotte.

          5. Jenny – But boob flaps are all I see! LOL! I’m feeling a lot better. Thanks for caring. πŸ™‚ Definitely feeling more and more like myself. Sassy and feisty Miss K is back!

            Kimothy – Right?! I’m in the same boat as you. For an Asian, I seem to have hit the jackpot with my height and endowed chest. Everyone jokes that I can’t really be Chinese.

          6. Miss K: I’m 4’9″ and my boobs went from a B/C cup pre-transplant to a high C/low D cup post-transplant and whenever I lose weight, the girls stay! Ugh but they are fun to play with! πŸ˜‰

            (hope that wasn’t TMI)

          7. Hera – Right?! You’d think since Kate was already all about the FAKE hair, she’d be all over the FAKE boobs too. But I guess not.

            Kimothy – Not TMI at all. I’ve seen a lot at work and I’m pretty sure I haven’t even seen it all yet. LOL! I’m 5’7″ and a high C/low D as well. And yes, Chinese. Born in Hong Kong, raised in Canada. My brother is tall too. Taller than me. My parents’ friends are always surprised because we’re both taller than them. Must be the food. No idea what else could explain it.

          8. Miss K: My mom is 5’2″ and small chested (plus, she was diagnosed with breast cancer almost 40 years ago (yes, before she met/married Dad or my sisters and I were even born) and since she caught it early, she decided to have the mastectomy instead of chemo, since it would’ve wrecked her chances of having children. Dad now jokes and says “look! Bras are half off!” Hahahaha! πŸ˜‰ ). Dad’s mom (Nana) used to be humongous (like, my sister, Mel and I remember using her boobs as pillows when we were little and dozing off in her arms!) until she had a breast reduction 20 years ago plus, Nana’s mom’s boobs were wide so I clearly got mine from that side of the family.

            Mine are big and wide and look super awkward whenever I’m sans bra. Whenever I’m laying down, flat on my back they just go flop to the side of my chest instead of staying on top!

            Sigh…..at least they’re still fairly perky and, like I said, fun to play with whenever I’m alone. πŸ˜‰

        2. There are pictures of Kate fawning over Charlotte, while George is upset and needs comforting; then scolding him and he looks even more upset. It makes me so angry how they treat that sweet boy.

          The obvious favoritism is really awful.

  8. Kate was channeling 1980s Dynasty/Dallas soap opera style. All soft and pink and those sleeves! Really though, they all looked great and appropriately weddingy. I don’t know why everyone is so upset with the way the wedding has been handled – it involves high level Royals so there has to be a significant level of security and controlled access. It also involves really rich people who expect things to be done a certain way.

    1. The issue isn’t the way the wedding was handled. It’s the dact that they hired a publicist to create a media storm, generate discounts, if not outright sponsorship and all the while insisting that this is a private event.

      As an example, immediately after the service, the publicist sent out a note to all media confirming the marriage, the name of the venue and vicar AND the dress designer.

      Reporters are currently on twitter discusding the hypocrisy of receiving a legal letter a few days ago insisting this is a private events in all matters, yet here we are with a nore from the publicist, confirmed by KP no less, of private details of the private wedding of a private citizen.

      The presence of royals shouldn’t be the excuse.

      Last summer, one of the Mountbatten cousins married with full cohort of entire British, Spanish, Greek royals in attendance. The Queen and all. Prince Charles walked the bride down the isle.

      Yet the first anyone knew about it was after DM published a few photos of Charles +Bride and some of the attending royals. One article. No comments. No confirmation of any details of the wedding before, during or afterwards.


      As Tanna is telling everyone on Twitter, Pippa is loving the attention.

      That said, they look very happy to be marrying each other so i’m going to wish them a happy married life.

        1. Those details really should have been released by this Beckham PR lady not KP. Anyway Carole was in Catherine Walker and Kate in Alexander McQueen. I preferred Carole’s baby blue that she wore at Kate’s wedding. Jane Matthews was in a mint green coat dress……not sure by whom but it was very pretty.

          1. Did you see Carole’s face? She looks like she’s been beaten up and the swelling hasn’t gone down. Looks like fillers, she’s so plump and barely looks like herself. Wowza!

            I would love some pics of James’ family and with him. It’s almost as if they are an afterthought.

          2. I actually thought Carole had had a good mother-of-the-bride cry and had to slap on make up at the last minute. I have friends who get puffy when they cry.

          3. I thought Carole looked very, very tired but I suppose it could be that her Botox and fillers hadn’t settled down. ???

      1. I agree, it was the obvious placement of pre-wedding “articles”, which were really ads for all the vendors, and no doubt a quid pro quo so the Middletons could get a discount from those vendors, which was so tacky and venal. Especially after all the KP privacy fuss. The selling of the BRF by family association is terrible.

      2. Think back to all the society weddings of 2015 / 2016 and not even Missy Percy had this much fuss. But hey it’s over now and hopefully they’ll go and live their married life in obscurity. She looked very beautiful, very happy as did he. In fact he looked like he was bursting with pride. I sort of got the fuss a bit more today when I realised how much Carole hadn’t really been allowed to be a proper Mother-of-the-Bride when it came to organising Kate’s wedding.

        1. They hired a PR firm. I doubt Pips wants to live in obscurity. One could call this extravaganza the weather vane. As for the happy couple- don’t all couples look happy when they marry?

          Good point that Carole finally got to plan a wedding.

          1. Maven, I felt the tiniest sympathy and understanding for Carole’s mania over this wedding when I thought about that. For all it’s faults the set piece at the church did look like a quintessential English country wedding and the flowers around the outside church were just perfection. I think they did achieve their aim with this part of the wedding. I guess we’ll never really know how ostentatious the rest of the event is.

          2. She planned Kate’s entire life and steered Pippa in the direction of landing a super rich husband, too. If not getting to plan the wedding is an issue for her, she can take comfort in realizing that she has planned everything else in the girl’s lives. Or, most everything. I am sorry, but I have not even the tiniest bit of sympathy for Carole Middleton.

          3. You are a far kinder person than me, Mrs. BBV. Sometimes, I think I go too far in my annoyance concerning Carole. She’s human. Her daughter was getting married. It’s an emotional day for every mother.

        2. Pippa and obscurity don’t really go in the same sentence. lol.

          My theory is that Pippa wants to parlay her “huge successful nearly royal” wedding into Pippa the (almost) Princess Party Planner! This will be the new pippa-tips, the new celebrate book, the new career for Pipps. I’m calling it, lol.

        1. Yes, I heard that, too.

          HM never causes this sort of fuss when she has gone to weddings, and BECAUSE it causes fuss she doesn’t because she doesn’t want to ruin the day for the bride and groom.

          Also no phones and cameras, all banned.

  9. My girls and I have been scouring the internet looking for photos. I must say that I think the couple look so happy and I hope their life together will be a good one. I also am hoping that the hoopla will die down and they will lead more private lives. A dream, perhaps?

    Pippa’s gown was lovely in many ways. The line of the dress — stunning. the lace was way too heavy for my taste. I agree with Jenny that the neckline reminded me of Madeleine’s wedding dress somewhat. I wish the bodice had not continued in that heavy lace, though.

    The veil was stunning.

    And, the little Prince and Princess were just so cute. Loved George waving from the car and little Charlotte looked precious. My youngest asked me when she is going to be a flower girl.
    “Why wasn’t I one at your wedding?” she actually said. My oldest resonded “Because we were not born yet. Come on!”

    Ok, so the social event of the season is underway. We can all sigh a big one. Are we stealing your thunder, KMR? Sorry, sorry, sorry. I think people are just so eager to comment. Wishing you a stress free day and Sunday as possible.

      1. Thank you, M. We had fun and they have lost interest and are now going through their daddy and my wedding pix. I am glued to katemiddletonreview, but occasionally need to answer a question, or two.

        My favorite question so far: “Did you faint at your wedding?” from my oldest. I said no and asked her why she would pose such a question. Her reply,”I think some brides get so crazy that they pass out. Good for you, Mommy, I am glad you did not faint.”

        1. Lol! I have never seen a bride faint, but have seen more than one attendent topple; churches before air-conditioning.

  10. In the minority here, but I absolutely love Kate’s ensemble. Very elegant and she looks lovely. She did get a bit heavy handed with the blusher ( as did Carole, whoopsie!) and I died a little inside when I saw the latest and greatest of the Kiki collection, but other than that I think she looks just right for her sister’s wedding ceremony.

    Can’t wait to see the second outfits of the day?

  11. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/first-picture-stunning-bride-pippa-10459389

    For the person who asked for a rear view of Pippa’s dress, scroll though this link. There are two. I think the back was lovely. In one photo, Kate is helping smooth out the gown.

    There is also one adorable picture of all the pages and flower girls. Little Charlotte is blocked from view by a taller child. Another little flower girl is trying to hand George a rose petal. He is totally ignoring her. Cute!

  12. I have come to realize that the Middletons and I have different understandings of what small, understated affairs look like. Pippa is the color of rich mahogany. That tiara…. come now. There was nothing understated about this wedding, nothing elegant about it, as beautiful as it could be. It was oversized, ostentatious, luxury. And so are the Middletons.

    ETA: watch how calculated Pippa’s turn to glance behind her is. She does it practically in slow motion, so the camera could catch the shot.

    1. Fit for a cathedral, not a small country church. I’m not seeing the elegance either. I feel like I’m watching a Hollywood production.

      And oh, the mahogany skin! Really, really not a good look. Meanwhile, James is properly pale. So I guess it’s a tanning bed, or is it spray?

      1. Nothing country or small church about it. No quaintness of any kind. I once attended a wedding on a ranch in Wyoming where the bride and groom tried to discourage cowboy boots and essentially just brought a big city wedding there. Well, then what is the point? Just have it in the city then.

        You can’t even see the church’s stone walls, etc. because it is obscured by the flowers put everywhere for the pictures.

        If you showed the picture of the two of them to an alien from another planet, the alien would think they were different races. I think (hope?) it is spray. It’s far too uniform to be natural.

        The kids were cute, in their elegant, understated 1000 pound outfits.

    2. Just saw the photos of the newlyweds leaving Church in a vintage sports car, just like Kate and Will left BP after their reception.

      I do have to admit that this wedding was over the top, but Pippa and James seem genuinely happy. Some of the guests were dressed beautifully, but others — not so much! One guy had on what appeared to be plaid pajama bottoms with his waist coat. A woman had the most braven, boldly colored striped dress on. The fashion editor of Vogue wore a ghastly blue floral number that looked like something a hippie from the l960s would wear. God awful!

      Kate’s wrinkled dress with those hideous sleeves and the bodice that did nothing for her boobs, really bothers me. Just as Queen Lauri (where are you, btw) hates Kate’s posture, I am so disgusted with the wrinkled backs of all her skirts. She never, ever seems to understand how to smooth one’s dress down before sitting.

      And, does anyone know how Rhiannon is? Have not seen any comments from her in a while and hope all is well.

      1. Oh, and I just saw a photo of Kate reprimanding little George after thw wedding. The DM reported he had a tantrum, but he just looked like a fun little guy in the photo. Later, there is another photo of Kate being kinder to him.

        That Charlotte is so darn cute, too. Both she and her brother are darling. The little wreath of flowers in Char’s hair was so sweet. Kate does seem to hover over her. I realize she’s not yet two, but she seems to be able to handle herself quite well for one so young.

        Kate, the hands-on mum. She can’t relax for a moment, an she? Where the heck was William?

        1. I’m not sure how hands-on I believe Kate to be, but I do think she wants to appear to be very hands-on. And hovering around the kids means she is in more photos, since the photogs were keen to get pictures of the little ones while they had the opportunity.

        2. George looked like he needed some comforting, but he isn’t Charlotte, so he doesn’t get the attention as Kate’s too busy fawning over her photo op– I mean, daughter.

          Kate seems so obsessed with an image of the hands on mother but it’s pretty obvious she has no clue how to handle them. It’s just about posing for the cameras with them, preferably Charlotte.

        3. I find KM’s scolding of a tearful four-year-old George who seems confused or unsure what his role is at this largish gathering very depressing. Children even that young sense when there are adult expectations put on them that they can’t meet. As Herazeus says down thread, KM is focusing on only Charlotte, except when George can’t figure out why he’s there and cries in response. Then he gets a finger wagging and a pursed expression from his mother.

        4. There is a photo of Pippa and James smiling with the kids in the foreground and then Kate is not far back slouching and almost scowling. It looks very odd.

          1. I thought she looked off too as they were walking out of the church.She didn’t look to happy and seem to kinda look out of it for a few minutes, then back to manic smiling.

      2. The plaid pyjamas are actually a modern interpretation of Scottish tartan for men who don’t want to go full Scottish by wearing a kilt. Tartans are tied into clans and every Scotsman tries to stick to their clan’s tartan.

        Granted the Tartan examples at this wedding are super bright, but Tartan trousers in a darker, less bold colour can look very good.


        Full disclosure: i love the blackwatch Tartan and think it’s very smart. I tend to dislike Tartans in the red colours. Exception McQueen Tartan.


  13. I usually agree with people and I like this blo, but today folks are really negative.
    It is a small wedding for 150 guests (against 1900 form Catherine’s wedding) my wedding was for 200 guests and I’m not at all te new Lady Matthews (yes pippa is going to be lady Phillips Mathews since James holds this “title”)
    Pippa’s wedding is indeed small and I saw bigger wedding including mine. Her dress is simple and elegant even tho it’s not my taste and o wouldn’t wear it. I dislike the pageboys outwear, but that’s it. Catherine looks old and boring but she couldn’t and shouldn’t outshine her sister, so I think that dress was right for the ocasion. Ultimatily it’s not OUR wedding and we all should respect Pippa’s choice on her big day, she is entitle to do whatever she thinks is nice for her own day, it’s not our money and I find very rude some of the comments today.

    1. Sorry to ask this but, why is it rude, because people are voicing their different opinions of Pippa wedding? It was Pippa, not people voicing their opinions, that made this a public affair. For a wedding this publicized ALL sorts of opinions and comments ARE EXPECTED. I don’t think its rude to act the way people are expected to, sorry.

  14. Pippa and James looked very happy. I am glad the day went off well for them. However, in no way was this event intimate, the bride and groom knew where every camera was. I am mulling over the bride’s dress, the craftsmanship and flow seems gorgeous but it was also kind of boringly elegant. Also, I am not a fan of such a high neck on any wedding gown. I do not think a bride should be blatantly sexy, but as an American, it always seems to me that British high society type brides or those that think they are high society due to their connections, seem to favor more modest gowns. It was a pretty dress, but IMO, not a showstopper.

  15. Can I just say there are some really hideous fashion trends out right now. Do these ladies with the big fascinators take them off! I saw one with some huge feathers. That would tots distract me if I was sitting behind her. I saw Rebecca deacon looking a hot mess even here.
    I think Eugenie was one of the best dressed

          1. Lady Gabriella’s father is Prince Michael of Kent, who is a 1st cousin of HM. HM and Prince Michael have mutual paternal grandparents (King George VI and Princess/Queen Mary of Teck). So, Lady Gabriella and Prince Charles are 1st cousins and Prince William is her 1st cousin, once removed.

            Hope that helps!

          2. Just to confuse poor Laura some more, the Kents are also related to Philip via their mother Princess Marina of Denmark and Greece.

            Marina and Philip are 1st cousins due to their fathers being brothers. That makes Prince Michael, Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra his 1st cousins once removed. Their children, including Gabriella, are his 1st cousins, twice removed.

  16. Did anyone else notice how very tiny Pippa dieted herself down to?? Skinnier than Kate ever was. I thought she she had such a nice fit shape before- this is extreme imo. Unless she’s crazy cinched in – probably both. I get losing weight before your wedding, many do it, but she didn’t need to so it’s kind of sad she felt like she had to.

    1. The dress did have a corset inside so I think that helped make her look even tinier. I just hope she’s got this pre wedding diet out of her system.

    2. Yes, same as I though about Kate – it was shocking, sad, and unnecessary. Both Pippa and Kate had thin, strong, fit bodies before their wedding prep began. Their excess weightloss, IMO, makes them look gaunt, much older than they are, and in Pipps case, almost unrecognizable. Her face, in some of the DM photos, especially when hugely smiling barely even looks like herself! it’s really sad to me that they felt the need to lose so much weight.

  17. How could the dress makers from Alexander McQueen let Kate’s outfit leave their showroom without fitting the top properly? I am adding this ensemble to my ever growing bonfire that is being fueled by Kate’s horrible outfits.
    Also I hope no one takes this the wrong way, but do George and Charlotte ever not look grumpy and upset?

    1. They look cheerful and smiley when papped with nanny maria. It could be coincidence or it could be reaction to Kate’s own awkward, nervousness and need for perfection in public that produces that reaction from them.

    2. There was a pic of George peeking out the window of the backseat of a car where he looked to have a little smile.

      1. What about excited George watching The Changing of the Guard through the window, the year before last I think?

        He looked happy and excited then.

  18. It looked like a beautiful event and I think Pippa was glowing and seems genuinely happy with James. Kate’s disaster dress is okay with me today since she’s certainly not taking the attention away from Pippa with that thing. Anyway, the pictures are lovely and I can’t wait to see pics from the reception if we get any (wink, wink). However, the last photo in the linked series made me a little sad for Pippa and the Middletons – it’s like the grab for acceptance that they try so very hard for and just can’t quite get. The one I’m talking about is the photo of Pippa and James driving away at an intersection and there is this small handful of people she is waving at on the side of the road. I’m sure the picture doesn’t include the whole scene that was going on, but just that shot of her giving this “royal” wave to like six people just seems to sum up the Middletons. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39987151

    1. I had similar thoughts when i saw the set of pics of her waving to people on the side of the road. There is barely anyone, but she is waving as if there are multitudes. There is no need to wave at all, but Pippa really, REALLY wants to be that famous and important that she can’t see her ridiculous actions .

    2. There seems to be hardly anyone. A few curious onlookers.

      Pippa’s vision of adoration from the masses waving miniatures of the Union Jack is actually a handful of tourists who happened by.

          1. LOL

            I counted 6 or 7 people, a babe in arms, and a dog sprawled on the grass who didn’t even look their way. So much for the unwashed masses.

            All the waving bugged me. Why were they waving from the church entrance? Why were they waving walking about? Why were they waving from the car? No one does that at a normal wedding.

        1. Good riddance, waving back is absolutely fine. This whole wedding was – despite the reported amounts spent – a rather humble event IMHO.

          1. How much did they spend, a million? Yeah, that’s humble… with two different receptions, fireworks and a flypast…

            A lovely church wedding followed by a garden reception would have been humble, not spending so much money for a psuedo-royal event.

            I don’t begrudge the waving, though.

          2. Two receptions are perfectly fine. Church, champagne reception afterwards, party in the evening. That’s the way every single wedding I was invited to, is organized. The amount spent depends on the financial background of the couple and their families. Those two are rich, their families are rich, so even 2 millions wouldn’t be that much…for them. Humbleness isn’t defined by the amount of money spent.

          3. “Humbleness isn’t defined by the amount of money spent.”

            Darn right, Greta. It’s defined by character, by quiet modesty. Not seeing it.

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