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Title: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on December 31, 2018, 01:53:28 pm
 :akasha:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 08, 2019, 05:23:32 pm
January 15th

@KensingtonRoyal
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the King Henry’s Walk Community Garden in Islington.
The Duchess will meet @KHWGarden volunteers to hear how the project brings people together through gardening and food growing.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 09, 2019, 05:58:12 pm
January 16

@KensingtonRoyal
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Costume Department @RoyalOperaHouse.
The Duchess will find out more about the scale of the department’s work and their use of textiles before hearing from @TheRoyalBallet dancers about the design of their costumes.





Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 09, 2019, 09:32:39 pm
^I’d love to go there myself.  Neat!


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on January 09, 2019, 09:59:46 pm
Me too!

I think she will get this as a patronage. Shw got the VA and the National Portrait Museum as patronages. Not a bad deal.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: windsor2 on January 09, 2019, 10:13:21 pm
It’s unreal some of the things she gets to do and see like this engagement. I hope that the announcement tomorrow will be that she gets this patronage just to tick miss actress off.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 10, 2019, 12:28:57 am
Kate does not really invest herself in these charities/patronages. She disappointed a few of them already. She's a lazy slacker.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: CathyJane on January 11, 2019, 02:05:57 am
This is what really irks me. She has all these opportunities to do and see so much but she just lazes around, doing nothing while some of us would kill for half the chances she gets.  :bat:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: meememe on January 11, 2019, 04:44:14 am
Across the royal family there are about 4000 patronages. Most of those never have an engagement associated with them by their patron. The Queen rarely ever does any engagement involving any of her charities. So far Catherine has visited every one of her charities, which is more than most of the royals ever do. Their name is all that the organisation really wants to use.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 11, 2019, 11:30:32 am
Kate though does emphasize some of them and has spent the most time with a few like the sports related ones and museum patronages. They all do not get the same attention, besides which she has not worked as much as other royals so she could not put the same attention on every single one of them.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 15, 2019, 02:32:28 pm
Kate Middleton will design a garden at the famous Chelsea Garden Show

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/kate-middleton-will-design-a-garden-at-the-famous-chelsea-garden-show/news-story/eddaff305238728af3eaa43cdd79cbf4



It's country Kate! Duchess dresses down in a £400 Dubarry jacket, £250 boots and skinny jeans to muck in with children at a community garden - telling them 'George and Charlotte would love to be learning outside

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6592985/Kate-Middleton-visits-community-garden-Islington.html


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 15, 2019, 02:49:36 pm
She is touching her hair and pulling it back just like Meghan.

I wish Kate would stop the mugging


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Cali San D on January 15, 2019, 03:52:50 pm
^^I've gotten a lot of red arrows on the DM because I commented that people have forgotten how we have seen Kate topless and bottomless and that she is no different from Harry's wife. I made that comment on purpose knowing that I would get a lot of red arrows.  :tehe:


Now that Harry's wife has come along, people think that Kate was always a saint, heck no.  :snob: Now that she is a mother her past is somehow being erased in people's minds?  :dontknow: As if.  :sly:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 15, 2019, 03:56:43 pm
I agree. these people act so outraged even if someone says Kate looks "old". And the sycophantic comments all just the save language.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on January 15, 2019, 10:24:31 pm
^^ It is shocking and mystifying how short term people's memories are. :sigh:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: LadySnowWhite on January 16, 2019, 09:50:11 am
^^^Or people just don't equate nudity with sinfulness anymore.

I wonder when her next engagements will be. She seems to do more surprise ones lately.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sanka on January 16, 2019, 11:24:21 am
 
Kate Middleton will design a garden at the famous Chelsea Garden Show

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/kate-middleton-will-design-a-garden-at-the-famous-chelsea-garden-show/news-story/eddaff305238728af3eaa43cdd79cbf4



It's country Kate! Duchess dresses down in a £400 Dubarry jacket, £250 boots and skinny jeans to muck in with children at a community garden - telling them 'George and Charlotte would love to be learning outside

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6592985/Kate-Middleton-visits-community-garden-Islington.html


Will the garden resemble 'The Manor' in Bucklebury? That will be an easier design for KM. Alternatively she may design the garden based on one of the gardens at Sandringham, Balmoral or Kensington.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 16, 2019, 01:40:37 pm
Kate hits the right note! Duchess of Cambridge recycles £2,700 magenta Oscar de la Renta suit and dons new £525 shoes for a visit to the costume department at the Royal Opera House - and even gets a lesson in making a tutu


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6597525/Kate-Middleton-visits-costume-department-Royal-Opera-House.html


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 16, 2019, 02:44:02 pm
So now her prices are revealed. At least she's going out more.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 16, 2019, 04:36:56 pm
Kate looks good for her engagement today. Thank goodness one of the duchesses puts an effort into their appearance. . . . . :loveshower:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 16, 2019, 04:43:52 pm
Kate does not always pay attention to her looks even on formal royal tours. And it took a while to learn to put in garment weights.

Kate needs to stop the hyena laughing. not flattering


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 16, 2019, 04:53:18 pm
Yes, well, I'm talking about the present and not the past.  She looked really good today. 


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 16, 2019, 04:55:28 pm
I'm talking about her career as a royal. Those fashion mishaps were disastrous and still on the Internet.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: LadyVi on January 17, 2019, 08:17:04 pm
On KP twitter: 'On Tuesday 22nd January The Duchess of Cambridge will visit @Family_Action Lewisham, which provides support for children and families in South London, to launch 'FamilyLine', a national support line.'


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: livylivy on January 18, 2019, 02:30:32 pm
IMO Kate doidn' t look so good at all. She' such a mess IMHO.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/16/14/8601292-6597525-image-a-23_1547647838518.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/16/13/8601310-6597525-image-a-14_1547646805089.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/16/13/8601308-6597525-Kate_was_treated-m-13_1547646796759.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/16/18/8601292-6597525-The_Duchess_of_Cambridge_was_left_with_a_fit_of_the_giggles_as_s-a-45_1547663505627.jpg

 :ick: :ick: :ick: :ick: :ick: :ick: :ick: :ick:

She' s still graceless, with her mouth open wide, still she hasn' t learnt how to act properly, I dislike the dress, IMO it looks frumpy yet too girlish at the same time, she can' t carry that little bag, she doesn' t know what to do with it  in her hands, I find the skirt too short. I would have worn the jacket with black or checkered slacks or a black skirt

 bignono Kate is still a no to me


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: LadySnowWhite on January 18, 2019, 07:29:22 pm
^ I don't think there is anything wrong about open-mouthed laughing, she does seem to be laughing harder than anyone else though which to me looks like nerves or overacting or just plain not knowing what is going on. And that style of dress does look little-girlish.

It's cool about her involvement in the garden design though.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 18, 2019, 10:50:00 pm
She has had very unflattering photos with the open mouthed laughing. It is not a good look for her. She also plays to cameras and overacts when they are around. She still has the preppy look which she should update as she approaches her forties. The purple dress was too short and could have used some tailoring

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1366&bih=657&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=r1dCXJXmLLC-ggem04tA&q=kate+middleton+mugging+for+cameras&oq=kate+middleton+mugging+for+cameras&gs_l=img.3...44926.51545..51656...2.0..0.76.1704.28......0....1..gws-wiz-img.......0j0i8i30j0i8i10i30j0i30j0i67j0i24.DBdrH1CjTEY#imgrc=tZCUwthL_zMHKM:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: LadySnowWhite on January 18, 2019, 11:44:54 pm
I think carefree, open-mouthed laughing without caring what one looks like is the most beautiful a person can look sometimes. It is just that Kate seems to do it at times that don't make sense.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 18, 2019, 11:51:56 pm
someone on this board had an animated sequence of Kate throwing back her head and laughing. I don't remember which poster did it.It exemplified the annoying laugh.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 19, 2019, 12:26:14 am
I think Kate does it to project an image of having a carefree, happy life. It's part of her act of being happy all the time, just like she did while she was William's mistress. In the book "The Other Boleyn Girl," it mentions how Anne's strategy was all about being as happy as possible and doing all she could to make Harry happy. Kate did all that while she was girlfriend/mistress, but as of late, she can only keep up a facade with the public, but it's so exaggerated and cartoonish.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 19, 2019, 06:59:07 am
That big, stretched grin is too much, indeed.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: michelle0187 on January 19, 2019, 07:16:30 pm
I think carefree, open-mouthed laughing without caring what one looks like is the most beautiful a person can look sometimes. It is just that Kate seems to do it at times that don't make sense.

I think she does it  to hide how nervous she is.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 19, 2019, 07:27:53 pm
If she went out more she would not have been so nervous. She does play to the cameras and does know when they are around.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 19, 2019, 07:50:30 pm
Well, fortunately, since Kate is obviously now much more comfortable in her role, and she and William appear happier than ever, the exaggerated grins are likely to decrease.  I think it was due to insecurity, myself, and she is obviously feeling more secure. 


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: michelle0187 on January 19, 2019, 08:30:11 pm
I think she has become more comfortable at engagements  and both of them do seem happier. I started noticing this when she was pregnant with Louis.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 19, 2019, 08:56:57 pm
She has not done that many engagements.  I hope this recent 'step up' keeps going and she gets a regular work schedule.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on January 22, 2019, 12:39:16 pm
Kate the crusader! Duchess wows in a £550 green belted dress by ethical fashion label Beulah that supports abused women as she visits a family charity in London

    The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived in Lewisham, South London to visit the charity Family Action
    Kate, 37, wore a dress by London based designer Beulah which supports abused women   
    The Duchess' visit this afternoon will see her launch a new national support line at the charity

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6618845/Kate-Middleton-wears-Beulah-visits-family-charity-London.html


https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/22/12/8833350-6618845-image-a-2_1548159226810.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/22/12/8833354-6618845-image-a-3_1548159229262.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/22/12/8833588-6618845-image-a-24_1548159750797.jpg



Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 22, 2019, 02:53:08 pm
And Kate's public persona continues on an upward trajectory. . . .  :gogirl:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 22, 2019, 03:23:03 pm
Let's see if she keeps up a regular schedule. Not everybody is enamored of the woman. It's about time she works steadily.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: india on January 22, 2019, 03:32:46 pm
^^ Is it possible for her to ever go out and speak without gyrating about with her big old man hands gesticulating incessantly?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 22, 2019, 03:36:20 pm
She fiddles with her hair and keeps pushing it back and it needs a trim.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 22, 2019, 03:57:13 pm
^^^ It does, indeed, appear that her engagements are increasing.  She has a lot of fans.

^^ I do the same with my hands, so can't fault her there.  Some people talk with their hands.

^ Her hair looks better than it did in the early years -- much more natural and fluffy and healthy.  I wish she would get bangs/fringe -- I think everyone looks better with hair framing their face.  But much better than greasy hair with strands hanging down all round, eh?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 22, 2019, 04:16:31 pm
Some "fans" just use her to blast a certain person. They are called out on DM threads.

She's pushing 40 the preppy look should be passe now. Her predecessors changed their styles with the times.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 22, 2019, 05:37:25 pm
^  Oh, she had fans long before Meggles inserted herself into the BRF.   And this outfit today is not preppy in the least.  I would call Kate "classic" rather than preppy.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 22, 2019, 05:44:36 pm
There was more criticism of her, now there are additions of over the top syrupy comments that no human being could possible live up to. the sycophancy is breathtaking


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: dianab on January 22, 2019, 06:04:28 pm
Her hair looks perfect to me! It already was trimmed enough :sly:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 22, 2019, 06:05:30 pm
I think it needs a trim and she keeps pushing it back from her face.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: dianab on January 22, 2019, 06:07:10 pm
her hairstylist is doing a gread job imo


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: LadySnowWhite on January 22, 2019, 06:34:17 pm
I've always liked the 1940's retro style she often chooses. It works for her. This is not "preppy" though.

Her hair is a good length, it isn't too long. She should stop touching her hair though if she chooses to leave it down.

This was a good engagement. I hope she really is doing as much as the article says she is. As a children/youth psychiatric nurse this topic is extremely important to me, and if she is gonna go there she better be doing the things people say she is doing.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 22, 2019, 06:36:09 pm
She does both preppy and retro. Example of retro was the 40s style outfit she wore to Pippa's wedding. Preppy is the sweater and skirt look. Her hair does need a trim though.

https://www.google.com/search?q=kate+middleton+at+pippa+wedding&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQv-qNhILgAhVRdt8KHXF2BXYQ_AUIDygC&biw=1280&bih=913#imgrc=OmQiAd5bh-9A0M:

https://www.google.com/search?q=kate+middleton+sweater+and+skirt&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiFxpufhILgAhUCVN8KHQkVBmAQsAR6BAgAEAE&biw=1280&bih=913#imgrc=R8rqJeUL1l2fuM:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 22, 2019, 07:22:38 pm
Sweaters and skirts are classic -- not preppy.  Nothing looks better than a neat skirt and sweater outfit. 


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 22, 2019, 07:30:50 pm
They have been called preppy in some fashion circles. There is no 'wrong answer' here.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: livylivy on January 22, 2019, 07:35:39 pm
She can' t keep her huge wide mouth close can she? How crass can she be?

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/22/17/8836544-6618845-Clearly_thrilled_with_her_posy_the_Duchess_continued_to_carry_it-a-3_1548177793963.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/22/17/8837078-6618845-Kate_was_introduced_to_staff_working_at_Family_Action_who_are_pr-a-5_1548177794097.jpg
Notice how the tow persons next to her are not cracking up, is she medicated?

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/22/17/8837082-6618845-Kate_appeared_to_be_full_of_questions_for_the_staff_and_voluntee-a-6_1548177794098.jpg
This is a less photoshopped image ( all the images are photoshopped, some are less). Her skin looks totally different from the heavily photoshopped ones.

I agree about her hair, she should do something. IMO her lenght is okay, but she just can' t quit fiddling, so she should either have an haircut or a ponytail would be okay IMO as she' s embarrassing with all her grinning and touching her hair. She probably does it because she' s nervous, yet this is what happen when you don' t work on a steady base and you don' t practice : you don' t get enough confidence to look at ease ( no, sorry, to me Kate still doesn' t look at ease).

Good that she' s out more, but she needs to do it steadyly and improve her engagements, she' s pushing 40, she' s no more a girl, no excuses


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 22, 2019, 07:41:07 pm
It is way past time to lob off that hair of hers.  She’d look great in a chin or shoulder length bob.  It’s a polished look and would suit her. I do like the dress she has on for this outing, tho.  More like this or cardigans and slacks.  We’re getting there!  Been quite the trip with her.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 22, 2019, 07:45:19 pm
She can' t keep her huge wide mouth close can she? How crass can she be?

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/22/17/8836544-6618845-Clearly_thrilled_with_her_posy_the_Duchess_continued_to_carry_it-a-3_1548177793963.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/22/17/8837078-6618845-Kate_was_introduced_to_staff_working_at_Family_Action_who_are_pr-a-5_1548177794097.jpg
Notice how the tow persons next to her are not cracking up, is she medicated?

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/22/17/8837082-6618845-Kate_appeared_to_be_full_of_questions_for_the_staff_and_voluntee-a-6_1548177794098.jpg
This is a less photoshopped image ( all the images are photoshopped, some are less). Her skin looks totally different from the heavily photoshopped ones.

I agree about her hair, she should do something. IMO her lenght is okay, but she just can' t quit fiddling, so she should either have an haircut or a ponytail would be okay IMO as she' s embarrassing with all her grinning and touching her hair. She probably does it because she' s nervous, yet this is what happen when you don' t work on a steady base and you don' t practice : you don' t get enough confidence to look at ease ( no, sorry, to me Kate still doesn' t look at ease).

Good that she' s out more, but she needs to do it steadyly and improve her engagements, she' s pushing 40, she' s no more a girl, no excuses


She has an open mouthed laugh and the other two in the pictures are not laughing. I wonder what was amusing to her?

She's 37 now and in the Firm since 2011, she really should have more professional behavior and be more polished in her looks and attitude.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: livylivy on January 22, 2019, 07:47:08 pm
^^Sorry, I don' t mean to be rude, I just don' t agree and would like to share my opinion.

I think that we souldn' t be praising a 37 year old woman who' s been in the BRF for 7 years and half for wearing an appropriate dress or slacks only.

What are we praising her for hext time? For having green eyes? For breathing?
She still can' t keep her mouth close, in my Country, at least,  it is perceived as very crass and unpolite


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 22, 2019, 07:51:34 pm
Yes, If Kate is universally praised as being flawless, she won't improve and perhaps believe the hype.

Some of the praise in the DM comments is truly over the top. Some keep saying she is "perfect" when nobody is perfect and everybody can grow and improve. She should be more polished IMO by this time.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Kuei Fei on January 23, 2019, 05:27:03 am
Duchess Kate ‘currently driving a research project’ involving UK children
https://www.celebitchy.com/607058/duchess_kate_currently_driving_a_research_project_involving_uk_children/#comments

She can't even read or make a speech right, how on earth can she do research or even motivate people to do her research. Why doesn't she do work for her other charities that were handed to her on a silver plate? She has others and she has no business doing anything else other than what she already has.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 23, 2019, 05:52:54 am
^ Praise of KM can be as over the top as the one for MM. Both would be wrong because they are done for sycophantic purpose and not because there is any unusual merit involved on either side.

It may or may not be time for KM to lob off her hair (I am afraid she's not one to look good with short locks).
But it sure is high time for someone to send both her and her sil back to aristo school for some remedials on demeanor, posture and overall self-presentation. 

Funny how nobody taught her that exaggerated, overly affected facial expressions (like prolonged grins with mouth wide open) are not bon ton and definitely not becoming for anyone, least of all for a royal. 

They are very much crass and lowly.

I have a co-worker who does this in spades and her face literally begs to be punched. Or at least - her hair pulled (for someone of a milder disposition). She's in luck - what with all this civilization and civility.

She rolls her eyes in meetings in a very exaggerated manner, expresses outrage and feigns being stunned at the stupidest statements; she opens her mouth really wide and keeps it open in this incredibly annoying oval "O" shape to express shock. The oval stays open for what seems like weeks. 
Or she laughs out loud kicking her head back. Huge grins, etc.
She's a crass attention-begging machine. 

They need to teach this crap in aristo school, really. Lord  knows these 21st century ersatz princesses need it.

       


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: HennyPenny on January 23, 2019, 06:12:01 am



^ Your comment is everything.. I would love to see you interact with your coworker. " her face literally begs to be punched"  :laugh: :laugh:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on January 23, 2019, 06:29:04 am
^ Nothing to see besides what I just described - and me stoically staying within the boundaries of civility.  :wopedo:
I know we're off topic - but I was just trying to make a point about how badly Kate needs to be trained to NOT laugh like my co-worker. Or even this guy:

https://gifimage.net/skeleton-laughing-gif-4/


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 23, 2019, 12:48:23 pm
^ Praise of KM can be as over the top as the one for MM. Both would be wrong because they are done for sycophantic purpose and not because there is any unusual merit involved on either side.

It may or may not be time for KM to lob off her hair (I am afraid she's not one to look good with short locks).
But it sure is high time for someone to send both her and her sil back to aristo school for some remedials on demeanor, posture and overall self-presentation. 

Funny how nobody taught her that exaggerated, overly affected facial expressions (like prolonged grins with mouth wide open) are not bon ton and definitely not becoming for anyone, least of all for a royal. 

They are very much crass and lowly.

I have a co-worker who does this in spades and her face literally begs to be punched. Or at least - her hair pulled (for someone of a milder disposition). She's in luck - what with all this civilization and civility.

She rolls her eyes in meetings in a very exaggerated manner, expresses outrage and feigns being stunned at the stupidest statements; she opens her mouth really wide and keeps it open in this incredibly annoying oval "O" shape to express shock. The oval stays open for what seems like weeks. 
Or she laughs out loud kicking her head back. Huge grins, etc.
She's a crass attention-begging machine. 

They need to teach this crap in aristo school, really. Lord  knows these 21st century ersatz princesses need it.

       

Her hair can be trimmed without looking two short. She's done that "O" expression for years. She was mugging at a horse race with "O" open mouth like she never saw a horse before.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: dianab on January 23, 2019, 01:10:55 pm
^ Praise of KM can be as over the top as the one for MM. Both would be wrong because they are done for sycophantic purpose and not because there is any unusual merit involved on either side.


      
agree... syncophancy is syncophancy  ... people who are sycophantic towards kate or meghan wouldnt care for them if W & H hadnt married them... probably would bash them for everything and more... i think syncophancy  towards meghan quite funny because she's defended for same reasons that kate and camilla are bashed... imo kate is dull and bland and stupid but with someone so over-the-top as meghan around it's easy to see good points and qualities in kate... as for camilla, along chuck, she made her bed long ago, but appears have more worthy charities than 2 stupid wags who married Diana's sons.

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It may or may not be time for KM to lob off her hair (I am afraid she's not one to look good with short locks).
I hope Kate never have a very short hair... i think long hair suits her


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Alexandrine on January 23, 2019, 01:29:15 pm
I prefer long hair too.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on January 23, 2019, 01:43:31 pm
If it's not trimmed it gets more scraggly looking. And a trim would not necessarily make it short hair. She had shorter hair but still long and it looked better than when it was too long. She also looks better when it's all pulled back. IMO anyway.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on January 23, 2019, 02:24:10 pm
^Agreed. She's grown out of that security blanket hair unless it's trimmed, styled back or up.

But, to stay on topic, the most important thing I see is how vitally important it is to not spend one second fiddling with any part of your total look while on a public visit.  The whole point is to showcase the charity/cause and be appropriately attired.  Grooming is key.  So is looking interested, being engaged and listening.  Lots of listening. 

The art of conversation is a tricky talent.  Not everyone does it well but preparation is key and knowing the players and which questions to ask.  Each event is usually a blur of faces, flashbulbs and distraction so it requires poise, confidence and knowledge to pull it off professionally.  The only trait that trumps all of the above is a genuine, empathetic heart and start quality aura.  We do not have that here so be a good Scout and "Be Prepared."

Kate's better than she was but there's a lot of maturing still needed.  Not having your uncontrolled hair enter the room before you do would be at least one wise move for her.



Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on January 23, 2019, 03:18:30 pm
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Funny how nobody taught her that exaggerated, overly affected facial expressions (like prolonged grins with mouth wide open) are not bon ton and definitely not becoming for anyone, least of all for a royal. 

If you watch video of the events, you do not see prolonged grins.  This is a by-produce of still shots that make fleeting seconds appear to last forever.   


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 31, 2019, 06:48:38 pm
5th February
@KensingtonRoyal
The Duchess of Cambridge will undertake two school visits to find out more about the support offered to students, teachers, and parents to help with mental wellbeing.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 04, 2019, 02:12:14 pm
@KensingtonRoyal

This week is #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek — this year’s theme is 'Health: Inside and Out':Tomorrow The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Lavender Primary School & Alperton Community School to find out more about support offered to help with mental wellbeing.
https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on February 04, 2019, 02:13:41 pm
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Funny how nobody taught her that exaggerated, overly affected facial expressions (like prolonged grins with mouth wide open) are not bon ton and definitely not becoming for anyone, least of all for a royal. 

If you watch video of the events, you do not see prolonged grins.  This is a by-produce of still shots that make fleeting seconds appear to last forever.   

She has the open mouthed laugh and always has. Even in videos. She tends to gurn and make faces.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 05, 2019, 02:25:17 pm
Kate Middleton visits Lavender Primary School in Enfield

The Duchess of Cambridge joined in a game of show-and-tell with primary school children today - bringing along a photograph of her family as the object that ‘makes her happy’.

Kate, who wore a bespoke version of a £2,100 Eponine dress and £295 L.K. Bennett boots, brought with her a photograph of her family as she joined Lavender Primary School pupils sharing objects that represent 'something that makes them feel good'.

Sitting down with a table full of of youngsters in Enfield, north London, the royal opened up her Mulberry clutch bag and told them: ‘I’ve got something. It’s not very big. Do you want to see it?’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6668983/Kate-Middleton-visits-Lavender-Primary-School-Enfield.html

That was nice


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 05, 2019, 05:09:18 pm
13th February.
@KensingtonRoyal
The Duchess of Cambridge will attend The Royal Foundation’s ‘Mental Health in Education’ conference


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on February 05, 2019, 06:31:56 pm
The comments are over the top fawning by some. So cloying to read I feel I just had an overdose of sugar.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: buflesse on February 05, 2019, 06:35:19 pm
Kate Middleton visits Lavender Primary School in Enfield

The Duchess of Cambridge joined in a game of show-and-tell with primary school children today - bringing along a photograph of her family as the object that ‘makes her happy’.

Kate, who wore a bespoke version of a £2,100 Eponine dress and £295 L.K. Bennett boots, brought with her a photograph of her family as she joined Lavender Primary School pupils sharing objects that represent 'something that makes them feel good'.

Sitting down with a table full of of youngsters in Enfield, north London, the royal opened up her Mulberry clutch bag and told them: ‘I’ve got something. It’s not very big. Do you want to see it?’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6668983/Kate-Middleton-visits-Lavender-Primary-School-Enfield.html

That was nice

A massively overpriced dress that looks like a shapeless bag. The photo is the same photo used as their official Xmas card so hardly special or personal. She is MUCH better with kids than she used to be however.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on February 05, 2019, 06:42:07 pm
It's funny how some are complaining about the prices of her clothes being publicized. As if the image of her shopping at second hand shops or K Mart is something that people want to believe about kate.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 06, 2019, 03:12:20 am
Meh dress, nice make-up, pleasant demeanor.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: CarryingOn on February 06, 2019, 03:24:14 am
Boots were horrible and so was the dress.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on February 06, 2019, 03:27:33 am
It cost a lot of money also and was so blah.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 13, 2019, 07:34:22 pm
'No one of us can make a difference alone': Duchess of Cambridge calls for more support for teachers and children in battle against Britain's 'social problems' as she attends mental health conference
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6699429/Kate-Middleton-attends-Royal-Foundations-Mental-Health-Education-conference.html


Remarks by The Duchess of Cambridge at The Royal Foundation’s ‘Mental Health in Education’ Conference

https://www.royal.uk/remarks-duchess-cambridge-royal-foundation’s-‘mental-health-education’-conference


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 13, 2019, 08:47:30 pm
KensingtonRoyal
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives for tonight’s @100WomenFinance’s Gala Dinner at the V&A Museum London in aid of @HeadsTogether legacy programme ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’

https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal

I like the dress, not the hair

English rose! Elegant Kate dons a delicate pink Gucci gown and Cinderella shoes as she steps out at the V&A for a glittering gala dinner in support of Mentally Healthy Schools

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6701535/Kate-sparkles-Gucci-steps-glittering-gala-dinner-V-A.html


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 13, 2019, 09:07:07 pm
Nice dress.  Her dresses are getting prettier by the week. Her spending probably too.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on February 14, 2019, 12:00:28 am
Price not given for dress. Where was William?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 14, 2019, 06:46:22 pm
Duchess of Cambridge attends gala to support 'Mentally Healthy Schools'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSDgZI3Ju7I


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: misanthrocrat on February 15, 2019, 03:31:44 am
^ Wasn't she a bit overdressed for this event? Nice dress but I am not sure it fits the occasional very well.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 08, 2019, 03:30:53 pm
12th March

@KensingtonRoyal
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre @HF_CC to see how @LeapLambeth are using the Parent and Infant Relationship Service (PAIRS) to support parents, carers and their children.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, will attend the 2019 @NPGLondon Portrait Gala.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: windsor2 on March 12, 2019, 12:11:11 pm
Designer Duchess! Kate wows in a £790 Gucci pussy bow blouse as she visits a children's centre in London - but teams it with £130 trousers from Jigsaw
* Duchess of Cambridge, 37, is visiting the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre in Lambeth, south London
* Kate looks elegant in a £790 purple pussy bow blouse by Gucci and flattering £130 high waist Jigsaw trousers
* The mother-of-three will learn more about work being done to support parents, carers and children in the area
Kate, 37, is visiting the Henry Fawcett Centre in Kennington, where she will learn more about the work being done to support children and their families.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6798957/Kate-Middleton-visits-childrens-organisations-Lambeth.html
Dull as dishwater.  :bored:  Most of her visits seems to be one of observer than one of actually doing anything. Later on she’s attending a gala. She’s unfortunately still a waste of tome and still a limpet who still has the world waiting for her do actually do something, hence she’s still Waity.  :cookie:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 12, 2019, 01:46:47 pm
Mugs around children says a few things and leaves.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 12, 2019, 02:43:32 pm
It's pictures like this that show how much Kate has changed in the last couple of years.  So much more at ease.  Children like her, moms are comfortable with her.   She is well groomed and beautifully dressed, which is what the monarchy needs.

https://tinyurl.com/y562fvca

^^ What royal does anything more than observe on royal engagements?  They might say a few words or pull the cord on a plaque, but . . . what else?  Their purpose is to bring attention to a cause/charity.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: YooperModerator on March 12, 2019, 02:47:09 pm
No jeggings ( :bouncy:) and proper, polished and spot on length of slack with an appropriate bright blouse for the visit.  Never thought I’d see her get it right in this way but she has done it at last.  Looks exactly as she should.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 12, 2019, 03:14:18 pm
It's pictures like this that show how much Kate has changed in the last couple of years.  So much more at ease.  Children like her, moms are comfortable with her.   She is well groomed and beautifully dressed, which is what the monarchy needs.

https://tinyurl.com/y562fvca

^^ What royal does anything more than observe on royal engagements?  They might say a few words or pull the cord on a plaque, but . . . what else?  Their purpose is to bring attention to a cause/charity.


I don't see that at all. I am concerned about how thin she is, she needs to put on some weight. She just does a lot of mugging on the appearances. And she is not all that great a dresser.

Someone truly secure would not lose all that weight and she seems to be losing more. I think the weight loss could be a cause for concern. I don't see how she's getting it right when the clothes seem to hang on her.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 12, 2019, 03:27:39 pm
I know you don't see that, Sandy; nor will you ever.  That's okay.  I think Kate's thinness is due to the stress the family is undergoing while the chaos with Markle continues.  Once Markle hits the road, things should settle down for them all.  Meanwhile, Kate is all the BRF has in the way of a glamorous female royal, and so I'm glad she has upped her game.    :flower:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: CarryingOn on March 12, 2019, 04:09:56 pm
Kannot has been stick thin for years now. Murky is deplorable but she's certainly not the cause of Kate's skeletal frame..


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 12, 2019, 04:19:13 pm
I know you don't see that, Sandy; nor will you ever.  That's okay.  I think Kate's thinness is due to the stress the family is undergoing while the chaos with Markle continues.  Once Markle hits the road, things should settle down for them all.  Meanwhile, Kate is all the BRF has in the way of a glamorous female royal, and so I'm glad she has upped her game.    :flower:

I really don't see how "Markle" causes Kate to be thin. She does not live with Kate and if Kate doesn't eat because of "markle" she needs psychological help IMO.

I think Kate gained more weight with the third baby than with the others. She seemed to want to lose more weight to make up for it. She may have body image issues which has nothing to do with Meghan who to some is accused of anything even causing global warming.

I think Meghan is unfairly trashed for Kate's issues. Kate had her own problems long before Meghan appeared. Like basing her whole life around getting a ring from William.

I see nothing glamorous about Kate. Nothing. She is starting to age and the weight loss now shows in her face.

I think Eugenie is more attractive now than Kate. More natural looking and healthier.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 12, 2019, 05:15:26 pm
The entire RF is stressed out over the situation with Markle.  Look how much hair Harry has lost since he met Markle.  I'm sure Kate's thinness is not 100% Markle's fault, but she was heavier when dating William [as was Diana when dating Charles] and both of the became very thin after the stress of their new life hit them, until they got their bearings.  I think Kate is getting her bearings as a royal, finally! … and she gained more weight with Louis which looked good on her, but the stress of being forced to associate with this toxic person is bad for her. The stories of Markle being mean to Charlotte over the flower girl dress, etc. was happening right after Louis' birth.  Then the Cambridges were ordered to walk with the Sussexes at Christmas, and Kate was the buffer.  Very stressful.   

I love Eugenie and hope she is giving official duties to do.  But she is not more attractive than Kate, imo, and she is not in line to be the next queen.

In keeping this back on topic, Kate looked really good at this engagement, imo.  Nice outfit.  Hair looks great.   The people around her seemed happy.  That's a good job for any royal.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 12, 2019, 06:06:31 pm
There is no proof of that. It is rumor and gossip and some stories were retracted. The DM likes to put out provocative headlines to spur readership and click bait.

Unless you live with the RF and see them every day you don't know how they feel.

Harry's losing hair has nothing to do with Meghan. It's a genetic predisposition of "balding Windsors." William lost more hair so did Kate cause this?

William never looked super thin.

Toxic person? I don't think Meghan is toxic and it is not an Odd Couple Scenario where they are room mates. They have separate dwellings.

I think Eugenie is more attractive. Kate never was a beauty IMO. She wears too much make up. Eugenie looks much more natural than Kate. IMO.

I doubt Meghan was mean to Charlotte

There were all sorts of sites developed to "get at" Meghan. It's a free country. But it does not mean they are all true.

The rumor was that Kate cried during Charlotte's fittings not that "mean old" Meghan made Charlotte cry. It's like a telephone game where in repeated tellings the story changes.

I see Kate as same old same old. And I think she has mean girl tendencies the way she used to give death stares to women who got near William. She is way way too thin.

How do you know the Cambridges were "ordered to walk with Meghan." There was no announcement I think it is gossip
One would think Meghan is a vile person with a communicable disease. If the Cambridges had to be forced to walk with her, there is something wrong with THEM. And I stand by my opinion.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Ariel on March 12, 2019, 08:49:15 pm
I like both her outfits today. I am also starting to find the manic faces cute. She's not a good actress but she tries to be all smiles all the time.

^  & ^^ Stress. Stress can get you to lose hair, weight, get sick. The whole family is under stress and attack. H is the one married to M but it is Kate that the envy of M is directed. Just look how quickly after the positive press of the first engagement the miraculous reconciliation with the father became an option for M. Same M that didn't want any contact with her dad for a full year. How, perfect, timing.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 12, 2019, 09:01:54 pm
^ I agree.  Here is her look for tonight.  Another recycled dress.  I like it.  It's different.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/12/20/10900516-6800891-Queen_of_recycling_Fresh_from_a_busy_day_of_royal_engagements_Ka-m-61_1552422512396.jpg



Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: dianab on March 12, 2019, 09:14:39 pm
There is no proof of that. It is rumor and gossip and some stories were retracted. The DM likes to put out provocative headlines to spur readership and click bait.

Unless you live with the RF and see them every day you don't know how they feel.

Harry's losing hair has nothing to do with Meghan. It's a genetic predisposition of "balding Windsors." William lost more hair so did Kate cause this?

William never looked super thin.

Toxic person? I don't think Meghan is toxic and it is not an Odd Couple Scenario where they are room mates. They have separate dwellings.

I think Eugenie is more attractive. Kate never was a beauty IMO. She wears too much make up. Eugenie looks much more natural than Kate. IMO.

I doubt Meghan was mean to Charlotte

There were all sorts of sites developed to "get at" Meghan. It's a free country. But it does not mean they are all true.

The rumor was that Kate cried during Charlotte's fittings not that "mean old" Meghan made Charlotte cry. It's like a telephone game where in repeated tellings the story changes.

I see Kate as same old same old. And I think she has mean girl tendencies the way she used to give death stares to women who got near William. She is way way too thin.

How do you know the Cambridges were "ordered to walk with Meghan." There was no announcement I think it is gossip
One would think Meghan is a vile person with a communicable disease. If the Cambridges had to be forced to walk with her, there is something wrong with THEM. And I stand by my opinion.

How you knows all this stuff about Meghan is untrue? And Kate's mean girl tendencies are true? in fact American tabloids, months ago, were snark about Kate's kids and Harry and Meghan didnt want their child being spoiled like their royal cousins...

Kannot has been stick thin for years now. Murky is deplorable but she's certainly not the cause of Kate's skeletal frame..
about 3 months after the baby, i bet meghan will be equally skeletal .... like she was before ie. hamilton play in london event


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 12, 2019, 11:04:06 pm
And dianab how do you know it is true? OR how the royals think.

I hope Meghan does not get skeletal. I hope Kate puts on weight and Meghan does not lost too much weight.

I like both her outfits today. I am also starting to find the manic faces cute. She's not a good actress but she tries to be all smiles all the time.

^  & ^^ Stress. Stress can get you to lose hair, weight, get sick. The whole family is under stress and attack. H is the one married to M but it is Kate that the envy of M is directed. Just look how quickly after the positive press of the first engagement the miraculous reconciliation with the father became an option for M. Same M that didn't want any contact with her dad for a full year. How, perfect, timing.

All the Windsor men lost hair. CHarles had the bald spot and does comb overs. William lost his hair and now Harry. It's genetic and they can't fight that. Unless they want hair plugs or wear toupees. NOne of the Windsor men resorted to that so far.

Kate always quickly lost the baby weight, without Meghan being around to blame. This time she lost too much.

I don't find the manic faces cute. Rather scary.

Maybe Kate does not like working so much and now with someone added to the family that does work can't sit back as much as she did before. Just a thought.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: CathyJane on March 13, 2019, 01:25:11 am
^ I agree.  Here is her look for tonight.  Another recycled dress.  I like it.  It's different.

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/12/20/10900516-6800891-Queen_of_recycling_Fresh_from_a_busy_day_of_royal_engagements_Ka-m-61_1552422512396.jpg




Wow Waity was a busy little duchass today! Probably need a couple of weeks rest now.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Diaphenous on March 13, 2019, 12:45:53 pm
I agree with everything you have said Sandy.  Meghan's work ethic has shown Kate up to be the lazy woman that she is.  She probably also equates being thin with being beautiful, but like Diana, it is a destructive and unhealthy obsession and is often felt as the only form of control they have.  I am afraid I do not feel that this woman will make old bones.  She is abusing her body by obviously not feeding it.  Karen Carpenter did the same and look what happened to her.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 19, 2019, 01:25:14 pm
Just the two of us! Kate shares a blanket with the Queen during their first ever joint engagement at King's College London

The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge have arrived for their first ever joint engagement.

Kate, 37, and the Queen, 92, shared a blanket in the back of the car as they pulled up at King's College London, where they will reopen Grade II-listed Bush House.

The Duchess was elegant in a grey Catherine Walker coat, believed to be a new bespoke addition to her wardrobe, which she teamed with her new favourite £510 Gianvito Rossi block heels and a black Mulberry clutch.

In a rare move for such an outing, Kate, 37, completed her outfit with a hat, which is likely to be a sign of respect to the monarch. 

Meanwhile the Queen, 92, plumped for a rose pink coat by Stewart Parvin and matching Rachel Trevor-Morgan hat with beautiful floral detailing at the brim.

While the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge have attended dozens of events together, it is their first without any other member of the royal family.

In 2012 the pair visited Leicester as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour but were joined by the Duke of Edinburgh. However they did make individual stops on the schedule without him, including watching a student fashion show.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6825527/Queen-Kate-Middleton-arrive-joint-engagement-London.html


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: windsor2 on March 19, 2019, 01:40:50 pm
bartonhall1, H.Wycombe, United Kingdom, 2 minutes ago
Catherine is PURE CLASS. Wonderful wife, mother to three beautiful children and fabulous Queen Consort in waiting. William must be SO proud of her.
 :tehe:
Compared to what was dragged in, I guess she is.  :bored:

After 8 years from their last joint engagement, Waity still comes off the same as she’s not made any impact and is just propped up by fake pr that garners comments like this.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Snowpea on March 19, 2019, 05:44:25 pm
^ They are really scraping the bottom of the barrel with that comment, eh?  lol  :akasha:

If that is what is classy, then there's seriously no hope. Class by default. Help Us All.  :laugh:  :stop:  :sly:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 19, 2019, 06:46:14 pm
I don't think it's by default.  I mean, the other duchess makes everyone look better; but Kate looks good as a stand alone.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 19, 2019, 08:13:34 pm
Kate is really no great shakes. Not everybody dislikes Meghan. Meghan and Kate are cut from the same cloth IMO.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Ariel on March 19, 2019, 08:29:21 pm
In this engagement Kate did great. A win is a win. She was dressed properly, she behaved appropriately. She did good. That has nothing to do with Megan. Kate showed up and did well and that's it.

If we were to do comparisons... in contrast, what a petty mean jealous  woman is Megan. She couldn't help herself but try to poop on Kate's parade. She's so mean.I'm not a fan or a h8ter of Kate but what Megan is doing is against anything I believe in. We girls should stick together or at least not be in each other's way. We live in a man's world and what Megan is doing is sorry.... disgusting ... not sorry.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: CathyJane on March 20, 2019, 02:42:11 am
Waity looked great today! If her hair had been up or pulled back she would have been 100% great.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: logically on March 20, 2019, 02:59:07 am
wow the DM picked a number of really odd puctures of WK for the article.  her face looks old and haggard and some facial expressions are due to either her aging face or the bored/irritated looks she is giving people.  OUtfit was pulled together but eht hair was a mess.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Snowpea on March 20, 2019, 12:15:47 pm
In this engagement Kate did great. A win is a win. She was dressed properly, she behaved appropriately. She did good. That has nothing to do with Megan. Kate showed up and did well and that's it.

If we were to do comparisons... in contrast, what a petty mean jealous  woman is Megan. She couldn't help herself but try to poop on Kate's parade. She's so mean.I'm not a fan or a h8ter of Kate but what Megan is doing is against anything I believe in. We girls should stick together or at least not be in each other's way. We live in a man's world and what Megan is doing is sorry.... disgusting ... not sorry.


Stepford Wasty? Please, they are both cut of the VERY same cloth. The VERY same - mostly users and manipulators, the only difference is that Wasty is beholden to dancing to her mother's tune. A weak, stunted personality who does what she is told not to rock the boat. She has earned nothing in her life.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 20, 2019, 01:39:24 pm
^^ Well, the DM has been in the other duchess' pocket, although things seem to be slowly turning.  This is a great photo of the Queen and Kate:

https://66.media.tumblr.com/85b9902cbe8637494a5a0c802638a1c2/tumblr_inline_ponlo34JLH1vh0s4w_1280.jpg




Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Steph on March 20, 2019, 01:58:47 pm
That is no a original Pcture. That`s two picture together.  :hi:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: buflesse on March 20, 2019, 02:29:20 pm
^ well spotted!


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 20, 2019, 02:33:38 pm
^^ Thank you, Steph!   :flower:

It is still a good photo of the Queen and a good one of Kate.   They both looked very nice yesterday.    :loveshower:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Snowpea on March 20, 2019, 03:45:09 pm
^One engagement and she's suddenly redeemed? Sorry - same old useless woman. Pity the Queen if this never-changed vacant and shallow creature has to follow her.  :TCP:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: buflesse on March 20, 2019, 03:49:17 pm
I don't think it's about redemption; it's about acknowledging when she actually gets it right.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 20, 2019, 04:11:48 pm
^^ And it isn't one engagement.  Alexandrine even started a thread a while back about William and Kate's evolution.  I disagree with you description of "never-changed".   She is not the girlfriend at the university trying to bag a husband.  [And she is in good company there; happens all the time].  She is now getting it right on royal engagements.  This is a good thing.   I don't know if she is vacant or shallow, but I can see that she is behaving as a royal should.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 20, 2019, 05:03:32 pm
To me she has to more to prove she's "evolved." She is not the girlfriend anymore but she brought in some bad work habits to the marriage. Time will tell if she is really on track now.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Ariel on March 20, 2019, 05:41:47 pm
She does really well on all of her engagements this year. That's for sure. It's not a single one. It's all of them - outfits, behavior, facial expressions.

@Snowpea I do think there's plenty of differences between the two women. One thing that is apparent is that the other one, Megan, keeps appearing in public or pushing sleazy articles about her and her family, or a garden or whatever during Kate's appearances to try and steal the spotlight from her. IMO, these sleazy articles backfire a lot.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Snowpea on March 20, 2019, 06:33:08 pm
^Kate has been backfiring her entire life - still the same character she's always been. Just because she tows the line could suggest she doesn't have any true power - she's not a decent, intelligent, capable or interesting personality. She's just as hungry for position as the other one. Worse because her own pathetic excuse of a mother put her up to this life and to date she has done nothing but coast. She's never gone beyond a self-serving parasite/doormat.  :shy:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: CathyJane on March 21, 2019, 01:30:36 am
Exactly, Snowpea!


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: india on March 21, 2019, 03:43:20 am
The Potato Head Kate has been in her position for years. YEARS. And she has effed up plenty from the get go. How many unseemly ungodly crotch shots have we been subjected to on a continual basis? How many times has she purposely upstaged the Queen? How many times has she given the most ineffectual speeches with her Oh So Fake posh accent? How many times have we seen her gerfawing with her big mouth opened stretched over her fat fake tomb stone teeth laughing line a hyena who has overdosed on cocaine? This woman is no paragon of virtue or perfect behavior. In fact, she is the original shyte show who needs an army of handlers to make her seem half way decent.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: logically on March 21, 2019, 11:13:04 am
^ & ^^  Totally agree!  :worship:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 21, 2019, 01:38:25 pm
^^ Well, to be fair, most of the royals have effed up plenty from the get go, including the blood royals.  Edward VIII effed up with Wallis Simpson, causing a constitutional crisis.  Margaret effed up with a divorced man....and many more sexual escapades to follow that.  Philip has effed up plenty with his multiple "blunt" comments.  Charles effed up by cheating on the most popular royal in the family.  Edward effed up with his forays into the theater world -- his "Knock Up" program, his arrogance with the press, and then he and Sophie effed up as a team by trying to drum up business for the companies by selling their royal influence.  Sophie effed up by saying she was completely out of her company, but turns out years later she lied and was still involved.  Andrew and Sarah . . . really?  Need we say more?  And even the Queen has effed up by refusing to get involved to head off some of these eff ups. 

The panty-less shots of Kate were inexcusable.  But how long has it been since it's happened.  A long time.  Years.  So that was corrected.

I don't know of when she has ever upstaged the Queen.

Ineffectual speeches are subjective.  And comparing with other marry ins -- and even some born in -- I don't know that they are any more ineffectual than others.  And, as time goes on, public speaking becomes more polished.

And the guffawing laughs?  I love it when posters bring that up because it gives me an opportunity to show the biggest guffawer ever, in royal history:

https://tinyurl.com/y6bz999j

https://tinyurl.com/y4uw4xud

https://tinyurl.com/yxohhdfr

https://tinyurl.com/y69ng9a8

The last one is my favorite, because it shows the two of them guffawing together!!    :flower:     

They all mess up.  It's just, do they learn from it and improve.  Kate is improving.   The other one is getting worse.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 21, 2019, 02:17:23 pm
The Potato Head Kate has been in her position for years. YEARS. And she has effed up plenty from the get go. How many unseemly ungodly crotch shots have we been subjected to on a continual basis? How many times has she purposely upstaged the Queen? How many times has she given the most ineffectual speeches with her Oh So Fake posh accent? How many times have we seen her gerfawing with her big mouth opened stretched over her fat fake tomb stone teeth laughing line a hyena who has overdosed on cocaine? This woman is no paragon of virtue or perfect behavior. In fact, she is the original shyte show who needs an army of handlers to make her seem half way decent.

I agree. and she does that mugging for the cameras and exaggerates her expressions.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 21, 2019, 02:22:01 pm
^ Just like Sophie!

https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/queen-maxima-of-the-netherlands-and-britains-sophie-news-photo/1052900200

https://tinyurl.com/y4w85qt9

Thanks, Sandy.  I meant to replace some of my previous links with these two, but I timed out.



Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 21, 2019, 02:23:58 pm
Princess Anne is the most natural, she rarely pulls faces and gets on about her business.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: india on March 21, 2019, 03:08:25 pm
^^^^ The Potato Head upstaged the Queen Big Time at the Diamond Jubilee. I ask: how can we ever forget that?


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on March 21, 2019, 04:18:45 pm
^ Well . . . I had forgotten.    :hi:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: CathyJane on March 21, 2019, 05:05:53 pm
^^^^ The Potato Head upstaged the Queen Big Time at the Diamond Jubilee. I ask: how can we ever forget that?

She should have been sent to the Tower for a million years for that stunt.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 21, 2019, 05:12:11 pm
Kate's annoying because despite her commoner background and ambitious mother she puts on airs that born in royals do not.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: india on March 21, 2019, 09:32:09 pm
The Potato Head and her striving lot is one right royal pain in the arse.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 22, 2019, 02:12:43 pm

 28th March
The Duchess of Cambridge will visit @UKScouting at Gilwell Park  to learn more about the organisation’s new pilot to bring Scouting to younger children.
The visit to Gilwell Park will also celebrate the site’s 100th anniversary year.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Val on March 22, 2019, 06:52:52 pm
^^^

Trouble is anyone with genuine breeding can see through Kate’s faux accent and airs and graces.  So many things give away her working class background despite an expensive education.  Her hand flapping and pointing, her gaping mouth or silly pursed lips when trying to look engaged and intelligent.  Certain nuances in her conversation all give her away.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with a working class/miners background unless one tries to disguise it.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: buflesse on March 23, 2019, 04:53:58 pm
Kate has never been working class. I would call her 'aspirational middle class'.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on March 23, 2019, 09:00:59 pm
^ Indeed. Also ^^ Chuck and so many other upper class people are also very guilty of hand flapping, pointing and guffawing! Waity fits right in lol


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on March 28, 2019, 12:51:48 pm
Kate gets her woggle on! Dressed- down Duchess sports an entirely recycled outfit including a Barbour jacket and Chloe boots as she visits the Scouts in Essex

    Duchess of Cambridge, 37, has arrived at the Scouts’ headquarters at Gilwell Park, Essex
    Kate wore a recycled outfit of a khaki Barbour jacket, a red J.Crew jumper and brown Chloe boots
    Gilwell Park celebrates the site’s 100th anniversary recognised internationally as the home of Scouting
    The Duchess will learn more about the organisation’s new pilot to bring Scouting to younger children
    Kate will join a number of sessions with young children currently taking part in the pilot scheme

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6859565/Dressed-Duchess-sports-entirely-recycled-outfit-visits-Scouts-Essex.html

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/28/11/11565234-6859565-image-a-31_1553774044914.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/28/11/11564890-6859565-image-a-3_1553773189970.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/28/11/11564886-6859565-image-m-13_1553773253184.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/28/12/11565916-6859565-image-a-46_1553774484779.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/28/11/11564884-6859565-image-m-26_1553773709197.jpg


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: AnaBolena on March 28, 2019, 01:56:01 pm
I actually like it when WK dresses down.  It suits her.

Goodness, read this extreme comment from someone.

Quote
FairMaiden, Douglas, Isle Of Man, 5 minutes ago

Oh look! That's the one with the predictable maniacal grin innit? There she goes showing up for her routine pretend to be working gig, where they plant a minority child in the pics for a photo op; all the while she and William continues to remain silent , while beloved Harry's nine month pregnant wife is bullied, bashed lied on and smeared in media circles owned and operated by people in their circle. Sad!


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: dianab on March 28, 2019, 02:12:44 pm
Kate gets her woggle on! Dressed- down Duchess sports an entirely recycled outfit including a Barbour jacket and Chloe boots as she visits the Scouts in Essex

    Duchess of Cambridge, 37, has arrived at the Scouts’ headquarters at Gilwell Park, Essex
    Kate wore a recycled outfit of a khaki Barbour jacket, a red J.Crew jumper and brown Chloe boots
    Gilwell Park celebrates the site’s 100th anniversary recognised internationally as the home of Scouting
    The Duchess will learn more about the organisation’s new pilot to bring Scouting to younger children
    Kate will join a number of sessions with young children currently taking part in the pilot scheme

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6859565/Dressed-Duchess-sports-entirely-recycled-outfit-visits-Scouts-Essex.html

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/03/28/11/11565234-6859565-image-a-31_1553774044914.jpg

She looked very nice today :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 28, 2019, 03:02:17 pm
I like this pic
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2vqZwQWsAAL-mf.jpg

its a big difference from the early days when she first started
https://wagsandwhiskershouston.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/lupo.jpg

i guess having kids did warm her up a bit


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 28, 2019, 06:06:33 pm
Duchess of Cambridge gets stuck in den during Scouts outing!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AvLK1rb4rQ


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 28, 2019, 06:44:34 pm
Outfit is fine except for the shoes and stretch pants.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: CathyJane on March 28, 2019, 07:49:32 pm
At least she didn't have on her old scruffy knee boots; but yeah those ankle boots are horrid. Painted on jeggings should be burned.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: LadySnowWhite on March 28, 2019, 09:29:48 pm
I really liked her outfit, I usually do.  She looked much more engaged and interested than she has in past engagements with the scouts.  Hair up for outdoors would have been better but still, was a nice engagement.

I wonder how much she will work the next 4 weeks while the kids are out of school. Four weeks is a long spring break.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: sandy on March 28, 2019, 11:30:23 pm
She should manage to leave the home for a few hours a week. The children have a nanny.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: india on March 29, 2019, 04:01:39 am
The children have multiple nannies.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Ariel on March 29, 2019, 12:25:02 pm
^Multiple nannies being the operative word here.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 24, 2019, 09:24:30 pm
Wednesday 1st May.
@KensingtonRoyal
The Duchess of Cambridge, @AFNCCF Patron, will officially open their new Centre of Excellence
The Duchess will also visit the Pears Family School in its new building and meet children and their families participating in a music class.


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on April 25, 2019, 08:16:40 pm
No baby yet, then! Prince Harry arrives with sister-in-law Kate for Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey after being announced as a surprise late addition ahead of birth of his first child

    Prince Harry joins sister-in-law Kate in London to honour sacrifices of Australian and New Zealand forces
    His last-minute addition to royal line-up indicates Meghan is showing no signs so far of giving birth soon
    Meghan is likely to be at home in the couple's newly renovated Frogmore Cottage in the Windsor Estate
    Duke of Cambridge is in New Zealand where he has paid tribute to those who lost their lives in battle

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6958599/Harry-join-Kate-Anzac-Day-service-Westminster-Abbey.html


https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/14/12709292-6958599-image-a-207_1556200197636.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/14/12709300-6958599-image-m-214_1556200220665.jpg

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https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/14/12709276-6958599-image-a-227_1556200264492.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/14/12709286-6958599-Harry_leaves_Westminster_Abbey_after_the_service-a-246_1556200753099.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/14/12709296-6958599-image-a-236_1556200300078.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/12/12703044-6958599-The_Duke_of_Sussex_joins_the_Duchess_of_Cambridge_at_an_Anzac_Da-a-94_1556190496410.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/13/12706188-6958599-image-a-177_1556195474556.jpg

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https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/12/12704042-6958599-image-a-140_1556191617923.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/13/12703140-6958599-Prince_Harry_arrived_with_his_sister_in_law_Kate_around_noon_to_-a-1_1556196303890.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/12/12703136-6958599-image-a-67_1556190150177.jpg

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https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/12/12704482-6958599-image-a-164_1556192409301.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/13/12703854-6958599-Kate_looks_chic_in_a_Catherine_Walker_coat_and_Rosie_Olivia_hat-a-3_1556196303953.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/13/12703852-6958599-Kate_attends_the_service_at_Westminster_Abbey_today-a-4_1556196303955.jpg


Will in NZ
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/13/12699558-6958599-Over_in_New_Zealand_today_the_Duke_of_Cambridge_lays_a_memorial_-a-9_1556196304035.jpg

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/10/12699560-6958599-image-a-47_1556184292580.jpg

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https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/04/25/14/12709620-6958599-image-m-244_1556200624392.jpg



Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: dianab on April 25, 2019, 09:16:22 pm
She looks very nice today. I like her whole look except her hat.

"His last-minute addition to royal line-up indicates Meghan is showing no signs so far of giving birth soon"
Probably this child will born in 1 or 2 weeks


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: HRHOlya on April 25, 2019, 10:36:17 pm
Harry's 'naughty' smile and Kate's 'genuine' grin are signs of a close friendship, a body language expert reveals - and is VERY different to the frosty display between the Duke and William at Easter

    Kate, 37, and Harry, 34, attended a service at Westminster Abbey together today
    Body language expert Judi James commented on animated display between duo
    Kate's open-mouthed grin and Harry's naughty smile 'shows genuine friendship'
    Said it could prove that any rift doesn't involve Kate and is between the brothers

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6959205/Body-language-expert-reveals-Harry-Kates-bond-suggests-rift-brothers.html


Title: Re: Duchess of Cambridge Engagements 2019
Post by: Miss Hathaway on April 25, 2019, 11:20:22 pm
I haven't read any articles about today's appearance.  Did journalists ask questions of Harry as he walked in and out about the baby?  Did he shout out any remarks to the journalists about the any-minute-now birth?