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« on: July 30, 2017, 07:32:43 pm »

The Duke and Duchess have arrived at @CWGC Menin Gate to take part in the Last Post ceremony, performed here every night at 8pm. https://t.co/vMm0JfFYID
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 07:49:31 pm »

William and Kate join Prime Minister Theresa May in Belgium to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Belgian royals to mark 100 years since Battle of Passchendaele
    Prince Charles and Theresa May also marking centenary of battle between Allied Troops and German forces
    Prince William gave a speech at the Menin Gate monument in Ypres, Belgium, as the daily Last Post played


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4744420/William-Kate-mark-Battle-Passchendaele.html

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/30/19/42D3DF2100000578-4744420-image-a-28_1501439128961.jpg
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 07:55:29 pm »

Never gets it right.   White or cream McQueen again, that ridiculous fascinator on her ugly head, for the Last Post.  Right, look more like she is going to a wedding than such a sombre occasion. She is consistent  -  conssitently getting it wrong  She will never learn, ever, why they lee trotting her out and letting her loose at these events is well beyond me.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 08:23:40 pm »

dm says it's she's wearing the coat from C's christening.

She had to wear white, this takes places in the evening, she had to make sure to be seen once it gets dark.

To be fair white is seen by many as appropriate mourning colour...
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 09:12:22 pm »

Council Cath in her white get up and that lopsided white fascinator on her big sag face Potato Head looks absolutely ridiculous.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 09:26:23 pm »

And she's grinning away like she's a hyena again. It's not about you Kate. And dress more appropriately for the solemn occasion please. Something more muted in colour.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 09:33:22 pm »

The spot light has got to be on Council Cath and her huge pouching Potato Head. Because after all, it's all about Council Cath.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 09:51:21 pm »

She's so stupid she probably doesn't understand the significance of the event
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2017, 09:52:22 pm »

Duplicate post deleted at poster's request.  YM
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2017, 10:21:32 pm »

Kate wore white and the woman walking behind the Queen and King of Belgium wore cream. From what I saw, everyone else was wearing dark colors.
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2017, 10:30:54 pm »

White is a totally acceptable colour for mourning. The Queen wore white to the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge 10 years ago. Queen Alexandra wore white to the first BP ball after Queen Victoria's death - which was just at the six month mark when white and lighter hues are acceptable. Black is only required for the first six months then darker hues or white until the 12 month mark. Memorial services - such as this - are the same as the 6 - 12 months guidelines - white or darker blues and greys but not necessarily black so Kate is perfectly acceptable with this colour at this event.
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2017, 10:46:30 pm »

Mods please could you delete this and one of the duplicate posts above. My mobile seems to be having  "a funny 5 minute's"      sorry

No problem.  Done.  YM
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2017, 11:06:02 pm »

Scathing comments in the DM about Cath standing out very obviously in the lineup
and rudely reading her programme whist the King of Belgium spoke

One from Luigi

'Usual wide gaping mouth with the pelican underbite, not an attractive look and inappropriately dressed whilst others more somber''

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4744420/William-Kate-mark-Battle-Passchendaele.html?login#readerCommentsCommand-message-field
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2017, 01:36:31 am »

Ever since Mary decreed that black was the color of mourning, that is how it has been. Kate is British and should be following British customs.
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2017, 03:49:12 am »

The Queen wore white to the Vimy Ridge commemorations ten years ago showing that white is still very much a colour of mourning in England/Britain. It always has been.

Victoria was even criticised for wearing white - the colour of mourning - to her wedding and then Alexandra wore white during the mourning period for Queen Victoria.

It is very much an English/British tradition to wear white while mourning even though black is seen as the appropriate colour. These days black isn't even worn by most people to funerals.

Which 'Mary' declared black the 'colour of mourning'? I have never heard that. I do know that The Queen also wore white and other bright colours during the mourning period for both her father and her grandmother - notably to her coronation which was within the six month full mourning phase.

Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, also wore a totally white series of dresses to Paris on the State Visit in 1938 due to being in full mourning for her mother who died just before the State Visit was to happen and so she wore white to show she was in mourning for her mother. Any announcement by any Queen Mary that would have had any status would have been overruled by the new Queen Consort's decision to wear white on that State Visit due to her status of being in mourning for her mother. She set the rules at that time - just as The Queen sets them now and white is most definitely an appropriate colour to an event such as the one Kate undertook last night based on the precedence set by the Queen herself at Vimy Ridge in 2007.
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2017, 05:39:39 am »

In my mind it's not about the color or the fashion, it's the comportment.  Situation-appropriate behavior.  Take away the context, the reporting, and just look at the pictures.  She looks like she's socializing at a cocktail party or something.  The Queen of Belgium, while wearing a more somber color, is wearing a strange lacy number that in my mind doesn't exactly look appropriate either, but her behavior is appropriate so no one really notices.
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2017, 07:45:42 am »

Cath doesn't have the attention span required for such events.  Bill looked at her crossly a couple  of times  when she was reading her programme.   She strode out as if on a marathon walk with her man hands flapping and that underbite working overtime whilst she sought to say something appropriate to the waiting committee.
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2017, 08:27:59 am »

She behaves like she's a NY socialite, not a consort and she is clearly putting on an act; no one is fooled, these people see right through her.
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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2017, 11:32:38 am »

Waity Katie, the eternal wedding crasher, looking like the puppet from Saw wearing a stupid hat.
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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2017, 11:43:37 am »

Basic etiquette requires that when you are a guest of anyone's event and especially in another country, you check first what others are wearing and dress accordingly.  And never, ever, ever make yourself the focal point of attention.  She blew right through two basic rules of consideration here.

The hat takes it to another level of silliness.  
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