Duchess Kate wore Hobbes & Seraphine to her first royal event of 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy Feltham

I truly hoped that the entrance of Meghan Markle into the royal fold would make the Duchess of Cambridge… different. Like, she would seem more engaged, she would be happier to be seen. That happened immediately before, during and after Meghan and Harry announced their engagement – I had never seen Kate so happy to be photographed, to show her face to photographers, to be seen as engaged and joyful during events (and pap strolls). But like most things, it was temporary. Kate barely turned her face to the cameras today in west London. I don’t know why. This was her first royal event of the year – she visited the Reach Academy Feltham, an academy “that works with the children’s mental health charity Place2Be to help pupils, teachers and parents.”

For today’s event, Kate wore a £299 wool coat by Hobbs, which I think is new-to-us, meaning this is the first time she’s worn this to an event? It’s hard to keep up with Kate’s collection of blue coats though, so this could easily be a repeat. I enjoy the shade of rich navy, and I enjoy the shininess of the buttons. That’s why this coat was chosen: shiny, shiny buttons. Underneath her coat, Kate repeated a maternity-wear Seraphine dress. Also: WIGLET WATCH! I feel like she just velcros that sh-t to the back of her head.

Kate also celebrated her 36th birthday on Tuesday. Like most years, Kate didn’t do anything publicly for her birthday – according to Kensington Palace sources, she was “celebrating privately with [Prince] William and the children…It’s just a quiet celebration at home. No big party.” I believe it. I also believe William and Kate will sneak off and go on holiday, maybe to Mustique, sometime soon.

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The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy Feltham

The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Reach Academy Feltham

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  1. Anastasia says:

    Is it warm there? The dress looks like a warm weather dress–short, thin material. But the coat is heavy and long-ish. I don’t get it.

    And yeah, that wiglet is SUPER obvious. Normally I have a hard time detecting hairpieces, but my first thought when I saw the top pic was “WIGLET!”

    On second look, the kids are all bundled up in down coats, etc. And that dress is UG.

    • Sam says:

      The last few days have been a little warmer here. Also generally speaking I find that the buildings here are over-heated during winter ( I’m sitting here in a sleeveless top but have a coat and scarf for any trips outside).

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      I’m in London and its not really warm, sunny but its about 9 degrees.

    • Hh says:

      The dress looks “spring-y” but that could also be due to the length. If I attempt at wearing no/thin stockings in the winter, it’s usually with a much longer, mid-calf skirt.

      Also, I don’t understand why we should want her to look at the camera more? Wouldn’t that come across as fake or attention-grabby?

    • Nello says:

      Haha! I too suck at Wiglet Watch and also spotted it straight away this time. Sometimes I feel bad for Kate. I can’t imagine being so scrutinized.. I wouldn’t want to turn my face to the cameras either for fear of people judging every line and wrinkle. And now she has the perfection that is Megan Markle to deal with! But then I remember that Kate signed up for this gig with eyes wide open. Also she does very little “work” and gets to live in a palace, wear $1,000 coats and vacation in Mustique. So yeah, the least she can do is smile and wave to the cameras.

      • Bess says:

        What has Meghan done to merit this perfection? No one is perfect, especially not these lazy royals. And the constant comparison is sickening.

        I hope these two women will have each other’s backs. KM has no female friends that we know of, MM has a crazy family, W and Harry had to navigate the whole royalty thing without a mother. They need each other.

      • notok says:

        @bess But she has friends. Emilia, Sophie and Laura to name a few. But i agree that i hope that kate and meghan will be great friends.

      • notok
        Agree and yes, Kate does have friends and no, not all of them are William’s friends.

      • Nello says:

        @bess, I only meant Meghan is superficially “perfect”. She’s a glamorous actress who also has the benefit of years of experience being in the spotlight. I hope she and Kate are friends too! I am all for women supporting each other.
        The point of my post was that they are both indeed spoiled assholes and I always remember that when I feel any empathy for them being criticized on gossip sites.

      • nic919 says:

        Kate needs female friends who will tell her that she needs a better hair person. That wiglet atrocity should not be happening to someone like her. It’s not Pippa doing her extensions, but allegedly a professional. Maybe Meghan will be the one to help her out. I am sure Meghan uses extensions, but they don’t look budget and are very hard to notice.

      • homeslice says:

        MM is far from perfect…even to this American, lol. Kate is just old-fashioned looking. No other way to put it. She is pretty, she looks nicely turned out, but she is just lacking any kind of originality. MM looked awful on Christmas, but I think she looked more herself yesterday…and certainly she looked her age and like most other women in her peer group. Most of us would have no problem snatching up her outfit for ourselves. Who wants Kate’s clothes??? Most of the time, really no one. Very frumpy and boring. JMO.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I hope they are friends too. It would be an excellent show of solidarity, and I love my friends so much I couldn’t imagine life without them. To have one next door all the time would be fantastic.

      • magnoliarose
        This. My best friend is in China and it’s so hard not being able to see her often. Happily, she’s moving to Leicester so she’ll be right across the pond.

    • Surely Wolfbeak says:

      In defense of dressing in a seasonally inappropriate manner, I was always hot while I was pregnant. No thermostat was safe.

      • Heat says:

        Me too…I was a furnace!

        Also, I feel really bad for her with all of this ‘wiglet watch’ crap.
        I lost hair by the handfuls when I was pregnant, both times, and was rather sensitive about it. I would have hated to go through all of that in the public eye, being made fun of.

      • Moneypenny424 says:

        Exactly, I came to say the same thing. I was still always cold while pregnant, but a lot of women get very, very hot. As soon as I saw her dress, I figured she’s someone who runs hot while pregnant.

    • Beluga says:

      Veeery obvious wiglet. It’s not even the same colour as her hair!

      • AnaGram1 says:

        How do we know how much friends anyone has? Famous or not Famous? We can’t say that Kate has no female friends or friends at all. We don’t see her every moment of everyday.
        I found the “they all need each other” sweet in the sea of negativity that every royal posts turns into now a days.

    • Veronica says:

      What do you think of Meghan’s extensions? She obviously has them and I think she needs to get them redone, cause they look stringy recently.
      And Kate’s job there is not to wave to the cameras. I get that Meghan is better with that. She had to be comfortable with that. And I am no kate fan, but it is so amazing how she gets beat up and Meghan gets a 100% pass from so many here.

      • LizB says:

        100% pass? Are you serious? Meghan gets a sh*t-ton of negativity on here!

      • Lorelai says:

        Part of her job *is* to negotiate a (at the very least!) cordial relationship with the press. She and William often fail to even acknowledge their existence, which is extremely demeaning and not going to buy them any goodwill for the future.

        No one is saying she should be stopping to give in-depth interviews at events like this. But she should absolutely be polite FFS. I can’t believe this is even a question.

      • Becks says:

        She needs to wave at the press, or at least look and smile. the press needs some good pictures of her to post/publish at these events, which is how the events draw publicity and recognition. It’s kind of the whole point.

    • Imara219 says:

      Could be a preggers thing. Last winter I was in a light weight jacket and was able to wear short sleeves to work. I was an inferno at all times.

    • liriel says:

      Seriously you say Meghan is perfection? Like out of this world, perfect 10. I don’t agree. She’s pretty but when they stood next to each other Kate looked more beautiful, everyone agreed.

      • Suki says:

        They are such different types of beauty but both are more pretty to me than stunning. When I see MM I see cute not out of this world beauty.

  2. Lilith says:

    Nice hair unit.

    • DOROTEA123 says:

      That’s the first thing I noticed! Looks like one of those $49 hair extensions that you get at Sally’s Beauty lol!

  3. Maria says:

    Another coat! So many buttons!

  4. WendyM says:

    I think I’d rather see her engaged with the people she’s there to visit rather than the photographers. I also think she looks quite lovely here.

    • FLORC says:

      The visits are exercises for her own press. The cameras matter more than the people. Or the cause. I’d love to hear something came of her visits. Planned event. Planned involvement. That never happens. She shows up. More time spent with cameras than actual work. That heads together stuff…. I wish it actually did something. Besides raise money and filter it out as it pleases after taking what it wants 1st.

      • Bess says:

        Florc, at least she’s there, right?
        Everyone here says she’s lazy, and they’re right. She shouldn’t be accused of having ulterior motives when she does show up.

      • spidee!! says:

        @ Bess +1 damned if she doesn’t damned if she does.

      • Natalie S says:

        Is the thought that we should be so pleased Kate deigned to work that we shouldn’t say another word about it?

        Exactly how low should our expectations be for Kate?

      • To be fair Kate is said to be pretentious when she does chat with people at her events and when she doesn’t she Is said to be cold. When someone ask her about george or Charlotte and she answers then she is said to be humble bragging or pretending to be relatable while using the kids for good PR.

      • Lorelai says:

        @Bess, I have to disagree. Shunning the entire group of dedicated royal reporters constantly is not acceptable. Part of her job is dealing with them. It isn’t enough to just show up.

      • FLORC says:

        No. She’s not damned either way. That’s a weak defense. She shows up. Great. And what then? What is the benefit beyond her own press? What justifies the cost of her outfit, styling, transport, and security. All of which is paid for by taxes. Her patronage even tried to allegedly dump her. Upset over her lack of effort and last minute cancellations. They lose a day to prep for a 45 minute visit.
        Now, if she did anything that helped a patronage… donated something. Offered to help organize a findraiser. Or make a casual statement via PR office to remind people of good that needs to be done. Simple acts she doesn’t have to leave her home for it even actually do. Her staff would do it.

        Unfortunately, like why she skipped the st. Patrick’s day event she is making a statement. That she shouldn’t be expected to be at these big royal events. That her position needs to be visible. Show a presence of caring about the commonwealth.

        My comment is ranty, but here’s why. If anyone else had a job with her level of benefits… And didn’t go to work… can the argument be made of why even show up if not even show up because there will be expectations.

        I wonder how often markle will be attacked for working or not working.

  5. Elisabeth says:

    I doubt they’re going to Mustique while Kate is pregnant with Zika being such an issue.

    • Maria says:

      I read that a Mustique holiday is planned along with Middletons and the Matthewses.

      • notok says:

        @Maria You are making that up. There is no rumor of a mustique vacation. By the way they have other engagements a couple days from now. And then they are off to norway/sweden.

        @elisabeth exactly.

      • Maria says:

        @Notok, I am not making it up. I read it. Maybe it’s a lie but please don’t accuse me of inventing things.

      • HoustonGrl says:

        @notok, it’s not a far fetched rumor. They literally go every year.

      • Anastasia says:

        I bet they’re still taking a vacation, but somewhere else.

  6. Chaine says:

    I really like the coat. But yes, the fake hair is really obvious here. Might she do better with a shorter hairstyle that would allow for more volume, so she didn’t need to supplement her existing hair?

  7. Nicole says:

    Love that coat. Navy is her color. Dress is fine but not my favorite.
    Don’t get the criticism of her not being happy to be seen. She looks happy with the kids who are the focus here. Who cares if she mugs for the cameras?

    • CynicalAnn says:

      I agree.

      • Tessy says:

        Seriously. If she looks at the camera then she gets accused of “making faces” or just pretending to smile because she’s jealous of Megan-who-is-perfect.

    • AnaGram1 says:

      All just negativity. These posts are full of negativity about both women, all the women in BRF really.
      The men get to make weird faces, weird movements, have Ill fitting trousers, scrowl at the camera etc.
      However let MM or KM, make one funny face that camera catches in a split second and we’ll never hear the end of it.
      Let them do one tiny movement and it’s 400 comments debating about it.
      I love both women, but I can tell they get the butt end of the stick of criticisms.

    • I rarely comment but... says:

      I honestly think it must suck to be in Kate’s position. She must know that every time she goes out now people say its because she’s trying to outshine Meghan or whatever. I would be annoyed too. I don’t even think she particularly likes doing these events but then to go out and do them while pregnant and still not be given any credit of your own must be a drag.

  8. Nat says:

    Her outfits are so freaking boring.

    Why does she always wear the same old-lady clothes? I think Queen Elizabeth dresses much better and definitely more unique.

    She should change their whole wardrobe…and maybe then people would start paying attention to her.

    • spidee!! says:

      When she wears something brighter she is accused of being “look at me”

      • Becks says:

        I like her in bright clothes! This coat is nice in itself but still boring.

        That said, I don’t expect her to dress in cutting edge fashion, and I’m fine if her style veers more towards the classic side of things (mine does as well.) But classy =/= boring or outdated or staid or matronly, which is where Kate seems to fall short.

        I just think in general she needs to hire a REALLY good stylist, who has experience actually styling people, and I think that would make all the difference in the world.

      • Natalie S says:

        If she wears it to the 9/11 memorial. Context.

        Though, to be fair she did get some comments for the red Alexander McQueen during the Jubilee but she was actually quite clever because she blended in with the other colors on the boat.

      • Lorelai says:

        @Natalie S: that’s exactly what I was going to say. The only time I recall her getting crap for wearing a bright color was because she wore it to the September 11th memorial FFS! The rest of the time, it’s fine.

  9. Kayzilla says:

    Wow, this is the first time I’ve ever been able to clearly see the wiglet. It’s not even close to the same color as the rest of her hair today! The color of the coat is beautiful, and she took it off while she was indoors, for once.

  10. Lexa says:

    I like this look. She seems like she’s genuinely enjoying her time with the kids and is engaged with them, which is what matters.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      This is, like, the third time in a row that she visited with children and NOT ONE SINGLE CHILD is even looking at her. She still has a manic smile on her face, but the CHILDREN are not engaged with her. I’ve said it before, why do they even make her bother? Just let her endlessly shop and go on vacation, and chalk it up to the price of having a monarchy. The forced visits just look painful for the kids to endure.

  11. It’sJustBlanche says:

    Why does she wear fake hair? I thought she naturally had beautiful hair?

    • FLORC says:

      She has worn Wiglet and post wedding loads of extensions. It’s not about having nice hair. It’s about volume. Sometimes a stylist will add it. I’ve been a bridesmaid and we all got extensions to pull off the hairstyle. And I have lots of thick hair.
      But for sure. Kate during dating years had done hair. Then at engagement and wedding her hair tripled in volume.

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      She does have lovely real hair and often people get them to have longer/fuller hair. I have no problem with her or anyone else wearing a wiglet but she created an issue out of this when she instructed Kensington Palace to send out a press release denying hair extensions when a tabloid printed a photo very clearly showing where the wiglet was glued to her real hair – they said it was a ‘childhood scar’. Plus her former hairdresser is on record as saying that she got extentions as he did them for her – thats why she stopped using him.

      With the resources she has at her disposal, why can’t she hire a decent hairdresser who can blend them properly.

      • Court says:

        That’s not how a wiglet works. You don’t glue it to your scalp. I doubt Kate wears glue on tracks.

      • FLORC says:

        That wasn’t a Wiglet. Her hair was blowing up In volume during that. It was after the wedding. Silver dress.
        And it might have been a real scar. It’s only been lightly spoken of her being a bit sick as a child, but nothing more.

        What stands out about that period of time was so many issues went unchallenged or addressed by KP, but this 1 was directly. Everyone was more confused this was what she had her press team counter.

  12. littlemissnaughty says:

    LOVE the coat and the shoes. She seems relaxed?

  13. FLORC says:

    Last time Kate looked for the cameras with huge smiles was the tour of showing William what he’s missing.
    Now… I would bet someone is asking them to step up or things will look bad. Meghan getting great press.

    • Maria says:

      Also, someone is mentioning reducing her clothing budget. Because that coat costs much less than what she usually spends on a coat. And she is recycling it just as she recycled the coat she wore to church. A good start, thank goodness there’s a holiday coming up.

  14. Bess says:

    Maybe pregnancy hair loss?

    • LizB says:

      You normally lose hair post-partum, not during the pregnancy. During pregnancy is usually when your hair gets thicker and there is faster growth.

  15. Chrissy says:

    Is it me or has her posture gotten worse? It looks like she has a hump in some of the pictures. I actually quite like the coat, especially the colour. Hate the dress and matchy-matchy shoes and the ridiculous hair though. Oh well, at least she took off her coat.

    • Tessy says:

      She’s bent down because she’s interacting with children. People who are engaged do that, they don’t stand up ramrod straight.

  16. Sabrine says:

    That’s not a wiglet. It’s just a bad job of backcombing and styling. She has tons of her own hair. She looks quite sweet here, all her attention focused on the children, which is nice to see.

    • Hey Bale says:

      +70000000 damn I CAN NOT STAND the self-righteousness of people who are flat-out wrong. It is so obviously teased, natural hair. She has always had thick hair. This all started because several years ago at one of her first events someone mistook a damn scar on her head for the edge of hair extensions. Also, CB, this is the third time she’s worn this dress at an event.

      • LizB says:

        I have no problems with celebs wearing extensions and wiglets. Lots of other royal women wear them, especially for tiara events.

        What I have a problem with, is people like you going on the attack and insisting that NATURAL HAIR. No. Look at photos and videos of Kate pre-wedding. This is not her natural hair. And there is nothing wrong with that.

        What is wrong, is her stylist being so incompetent about it.

  17. Annabelle Bronstein says:

    Ok but pregnancy is the one time I think it’d be totally fine to wear wedges or flats, and NOW she chooses these constructing heels.

  18. Beluga says:

    She took her coat off!! Progress!

    I wish she wouldn’t insist on wearing skyscraper heels when she’s meeting kids though.

    • OriginalLala says:

      I think it’s part of her image though, she is always described as being “immensely tall” – she is 5’9 I think so fairly tall but the sky-high heels make her towering. She very very rarely wears flats and then only if they are runners. It’s her thing, being super tall.

      • Unoriginal Commenter says:

        And they also lengthen her legs. I’ve said before I am immensely jealous of her body structure because I am super short-waisted. She is long-waisted, and probably appreciates how the heels balance her proportions.

        Unfortunately for us short-waisted people, there is no lengthening the torso, haha!

      • Helen Smith says:

        kate is shorter than 5’ 9”. The media like to exaggerate her height. She is more like 5’ 7” to 5’ 8”. I see the same thing happening with Meghan. The media and internet have this idea that royal women need to be amazons rather than normal height women.

  19. CynicalAnn says:

    How many maternity coats could she need at this point? I find that so odd and wasteful three times in to have yet another coat.

    • Adele Dazeem says:

      True. My one question to add is…how many of these coats are true maternity coats and not just ‘sized up’ nonmaternity wear? I obviously can’t speak for all, but during my two pregnancies I couldn’t size up because of the change in shoulder width, sleeve length, etc…since my growth was mostly belly (and chest unfortunately lol) I *had* to do maternity.

      Sorry for that ramble. I’m wordy and not succinct today.

    • Lorelai says:

      I could be wrong but I don’t think Hobbs even does maternity wear, so I think this is just a regular coat. She does have at least two actual maternity coats by Seraphine, but she seems to be able to make normal-sized coats work most of the time during her pregnancies.

      Regardless, why on earth did she need another brand new blue coat? 🙄

      • CynicalAnn says:

        Yeah I get that it’s a bigger size, not maternity–which means she’s still never going to wear it again once she gives birth and is slender all over.

  20. Starryfish says:

    There was some discussion that the mustique holiday had already happened, and that was why Charlotte started school later than the rest of her class. I’m not sure the Doolittles would have settled for that short of a vacay though.

    • notok says:

      Really nicknames…. They were in Norfolk weekend before celebrating her birthday with friends and family. She also doesn’t have a tan. And with zika virus still going i doubt they went. They haven’t gone there for a couple of years now.

  21. Petty Riperton says:

    I’m not one to wiglet shame I’m all for it IF it looks good, here it does not!

    • Joannie says:

      That s because she’s not wearing one. It’s backcombed hair at the crown.

      • LizB says:

        No. It is a wiglet. There is no shame in wearing one – why the denial?

      • Becks says:

        It’s a wiglet. The defensiveness over this is amusing. If it was just “backcombed at the crown” then her stylist did a bad job with it. You can see the line between it and her regular hair.

      • Beluga says:

        Backcombed hair that’s also been dyed a different colour?

        There is nothing wrong with wearing wiglets/extensions. You’d be hard pushed to find a celebrity who never has, including the younger royals I expect. I’ve worn them at times, so have most of the women I know.

        Kate wears wiglets and that’s fine! (Apart from when it doesn’t match the colour of the rest of her hair, but this is the first time I’ve seen that happen so obviously). She didn’t suddenly spontaneously start growing an extra pound of hair the moment she got married. There really is no reason for anyone, especially Kate, to be sensitive about it.

    • Princessk says:

      I think there is definitely something going on at the back of her head. I have noticed it with Meghan too. I was surprised to hear that denial from the palace about extensions?

      • Ollie says:

        There was no such denial. One of the Daily Mail “journalists” spotted her big scar over her left ear at one of her first engagements. They mistoke it for a hair extentions clip and wrote like 6 articles advertizing cheap hair clips in Kate’s name. They linked shops with the exact “Kate proofed” extentions, prices and made up sources.

        When it was pointed out that it’s an old childhood scar (very visible through the girlfriend days) the DM dialed back. They then wrote articles about her and Williams scars… because of course

      • Natalie S says:

        There was a denial within the hour. It was clarified to the DM that it was a scar. I can’t from memory say it was Kensington Palace that issued the clarification but I think it was because of how unusual it seemed that they would say something about hair.

      • Princessk says:

        Thank you, so it was not a denial about her using extensions it was more by way of explaining the scar. I am pretty sure BOTH Meghan and Kate wear extensions from time to time. Being an actress/model or princess, and being on show, a lot puts a lot of pressure on the hair. Extensions make the styles look more perfect but they can also damage the hair, probably better to wear a full wig. I am still hoping Meghan will go natural.

    • Veronica says:

      If my hair could look like this with a “wiglet,” sign me up! And. meghan doesnt have her natural hair, and probably has extensions. Why is there no mockery of her straightening her hair?
      BTW, I loved Kate’s wild hair when they were in the tropics once and I love Meghan’s natural curly hair. I have fine, blonde, wavy hair, and I hate it.

      • Tonya says:

        I can’t speak for Meghan, but I think we both have similar natural hair…it is unruly so the only way to tame it is to straighten it…Like most women in the world you have to style your hair the best way that suits you.

  22. Kaz says:

    She’s visiting a school and wears high shoes and a short dress. Her style is so ‘dressy’, she is just no good at putting together separates or non-dressed-up non-court-shoes look. When I think of all the labels, styles and choices available to her….I could weep.

    • AnaGram1 says:

      This is the exact outfit I’ve seen teachers wear. A dress that length, maybe printed and heels. I do not think her outfit is inappropriate. She looks engaged and happy to me.

      • cindyp says:

        Really?? She can never get it quite right. Dress is too short, heels are ridiculous, hair is a mess. A season appropriate dress with moderately heeled boots would have looked great.

      • Bess says:

        @cindyp, yeah I agree. Let’s put her in a Hazmat suit. The poor children, terrorized for ever and ever!

    • LizB says:


    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      Her ‘dressy’ style is typical of the middle class sloany type’s work uniform. I have worked with many girls/ladies who come from that background who dress like this. She dresses the same way a lot of her peers do.

      Have said before that she has some lovely individual pieces but neither she or her ‘stylist’ can put them together to create a good look.

    • Veronica says:

      I think this is fair criticism, not that anyone cares what I think. I hated Meghan’s palazzo pants yesterday, but they weren’t jeggings, thank goodness. I think Kate would have been more appropriate for a school in slim pants with some cool boots, a sweater like Meghan had on, and this coat, but not buttoned up to her chin.
      I would love to dress Kate. I think she has a good body for clothes, very easy to dress, and just looking on Pinterest, there are thousands of outfits that would look great on her.

      • cindyp says:

        Couldn’t agree more. Why won’t she hire a real stylist? She would get better outfits from StitchFix

  23. Jayna says:

    She looks great, very pretty. She is carrying her pregnancy well.

  24. Citresse says:

    Different since the official arrival of MM?
    A leopard can’t change its spots (or buttons or shoes, or dresses) in Kate’s case.

  25. Maria says:

    I don’t know much about hair extensions. To me she doesn’t need them if indeed she is wearing them. She has very thick hair and the last thing she needs is more hair. My hair is very thick and when I go to the hairdresser she snips a little off the bottom and then goes crazy with the thinning shears.

  26. Joannie says:

    I think she looks very pretty!

  27. Georgia says:

    I want that dress!

    An the coat!

    Well…might as well get the shoes too :P

  28. Lorelai says:

    She actually looks at ease and relaxed today. I always thought that dress was pretty on her. Still prefer her hair longer, but I know I’m in the minority on that one!

  29. Becks says:

    Oooh people are feisty today in these comments!

    I actually like her dress here. I think she looks comfortable in it and I think it’s pretty .

    The coat – meh. It’s pretty, but she has a ton of these coats, and when you factor in the buttons – sigh.

  30. Zondie says:

    Kate has never been held accountable to anyone or anything except Carole. No wonder she blunders about. It would make an interesting case study on how to retard an individual’s development. I wonder how she got through university.

    • SoulSPA says:

      Uni – BRF connection. The woman cannot string a natural and comprehensive sentence together. The first married-in woman in the BRF with a uni degree. From St Andrew. Lol. Hahahaha! Wife to the future King. Hahaha. Can’t stop. Diana at 19 could speak better and more naturally. Kate’s now 36. WTF.

  31. Pandy says:

    She looks puffy from her pregnancy. And maybe a bit tired. I cut her slack for being pregnant.

  32. Beluga says:

    I really hope she keeps the extra weight on once she gives birth. She looks so much better and healthier with a fuller face and she was worryingly thin before, which we know isn’t natural for her.

  33. StellaB says:

    Wrong size pillow haha,
    She looks bigger a month ago, what a farce

  34. Cerys says:

    I think she looks fine. It is a typical Kate outfit. She seems comfortable with coats, dresses, heels etc and is unlikely to change now. She seemed to interact nicely with the children who were the focal point of the visit so no criticism from me there. I agree with those who say she needs to cooperate with the media a bit more. A simple smile and a”good morning” would cost nothing. Camilla and Sophie usually acknowledge the media politely and get on with their work.

  35. CrystalBall says:

    What’s with all the navy blue? Looks like someone is not very confident around children and is trying to be authoratative by dressing like a bobby!

  36. Maria says:

    LOL! I agree about the navy coat. I thought it was the same coat she wore a month ago, but no, it’s a new one. Sigh!

    • vava says:

      I like this navy coat much better than the one she wore a month ago. I think because the buttons are closer together. Boring shoes as usual. The dress is OK. The hair is a fail and I don’t like her eye makeup.

  37. seesittellsit says:

    It’s a perfectly nice outfit. And TBH I rather respect her for being herself and not immediately trying to copy the shiny new thing on the block – there have always been shiny new things on the block, and eventually, they face pitfalls and the bloom comes off the rose. And Kate has great legs – she does the natural thing when the waist is expanding: shifts the attention to her other great asset.

    I hope Meghan remains Meghan, and Kate remains Kate.

  38. Cher says:

    Whether it is a wiglet or not, it looks bad.
    And, she is wearing the same old dated clothing with lots of buttons. Get a stylist!!!!

  39. liriel says:

    I think she looks ok, navy is her colour. Her outfit is boring but she’s beautiful so almost everything she wears works. Lucky her.

  40. Lorelai says:

    I think she’s trying to create a timeless, consistent “look” like the Queen — basically the same silhouette over and over again in different colors and slightly different fabrics — so that years and decades from now, she won’t look dated in photos, but it ends up aging her. I kind of see what she’s doing, but it’s just not working. Not at her age, and not in 2018.

    Does anyone else see what I mean?

    • Maria says:

      Yup I get it. She looks ok most of the time. But how many coats does she own? A lot of them are a variation on the theme. And I agree that she has great legs.

  41. Guest says:

    Her hair looked nice when she cut it shorter, but she ruins it with those good awful hair pieces.