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Preview of Party at the Palace

Saturday, May 13, 2017

When I imagined what Kate would wear to Party at the Palace this morning, I saw her in the creamy Chloe from Canada. When the duchess stepped out on the steps, she was wearing the exact dress. It's not surprising, because this was such an obvious fit, and I likely imagined it because the scenario is very similar--a party, in a garden, with children and young people. 



Even though it was so perfect that I dreamed it beforehand, I was a little bored to see it again so soon.  Obviously it was great to see Kate, and it was also nice to get some shots of her in the dress without any obstruction. As darling as Charlotte was, she did make it hard to get a clear picture of Kate on the last wear. Anyway, this is just the preview I promised as I wait for freedom on Monday, so I will leave it at that. Oh, and am I the only one who thinks that Kate's recent hair-cut needs a tweak or two? All those waves running in competing directions and crazy loops...


I thought this ensemble was picture perfect and Kate looked fab. A little twist would have made it fun, even just a high ponytail that wouldn't make it to prim and proper for the afternoon games, but would give us a little new perspective. Garden parties are where Kate loves to recycle, though, and since pictures are so slow and never in abundance, I guess I am ok with that. (Mr. Security!)


And I love to see the Annoushkas back!


It was a great event that supported military families and their children, which I am always excited to see. I look forward to writing the full post. Thanks for all the supportive comments, by the way. They all put a smile on my face! :) 

KP
Harry's hand written invitation:

@EdJames





71 comments:

  1. Keep up the final studying Jane! I am working full time and studying this year, so I feel for you. Sometimes, certain things in life need to become secondary for a little while. Study comes first. But even the fact you take the time to write a little post says a lot about your love of this blog and its community.

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    1. Bravo to you & Jane! All the best with your studies!

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  2. Mary in Nebraska, USAMay 13, 2017 at 7:10 PM

    I think Kate is choosing some pretty predictable looks this week to help not distract you from your studies! It is wonderful to see the happiness on their faces. That's the best fashion accessory of all. Best of luck with your finals!!

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  3. I always love seeing the Annoushka pearls out and about - I own the same set (Kiki hoops and Annoushka drops) in white gold, and I adore them.

    Love the ensemble, and her hair looks FAB in that first shot. With a high neck, I do wish she had worn her hair up, but she still looks wonderful. :)

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    1. How lovely that you own a pair! Its always fun to have things in common with Kate :-)
      ~ A

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  4. Yawn. I'll say it again, the fashion ship has sailed. How about a longer, flowery dress with a ponytail and fun earrings? Can I even suggest a bracelet or two?? She looks like a Victorian librarian.

    The length here was a little dangerous in every kneeling shot, a longer gathered dress would have been safer there too.

    And actually whatever your take on the fashion, she is wearing too much of the same old same old too close together. I just don't get where Kate Middleton and the newly married Duchess of Cambridge went. Where's the fun in her clothes anymore, where are the accessories, the different shoes, variety in hairstyles and everything else.
    I'm a really frustrated follower. No wonder I got so excited at Meghan Markle's fabulous navy and white polo ensemble.

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    1. Anon 7:31 ~ I said this recently and I'll say this again: the poor girl can't win. That "fun newly married Duchess" was constantly criticized for her short hemlines and lightweight skirts that would blow up in the wind or borrowing her mom's clothes. Then she dresses like a "Victorian librarian" or "older than her age" and we criticize her for that. A middle ground may seem obvious to you, others and myself, but obviously she isn't seeing it. AND in 2017 so far I can think of some wow pieces.

      I will say that I love it when she jazzes up her accessories. I'd like to see more pieces like those Kate Spade Pom earrings or these Kikis - fun accessories are true Kate Middleton:
      https://katemiddletonjewelry.com/2017/05/05/kiki-mcdonough-pink-tourmaline-and-green-amethyst/

      ~ A

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    2. Well it's my opinion, you're certainly entitled to your own. But that's no way to have a discussion, it isn't a case of all or nothing.

      I think she was much more fashionable and put together early on, that's just what I think. That doesn't mean it was perfect ALL the time. She did make mistakes with flimsy dresses etc. but overall she seemed to be having fun with her clothes and again "in my opinion" that showed. She looked good and she had a confidence too.

      Now I think she's dowdy most of the time. Anyone can put on a dress or coat and a pair of shoes. And the coats or dresses she chooses leave a lot to be desired IMO. She makes almost no effort with her hair and the accessories are non existent. Even her make-up is duller.

      So, yeah she went from one extreme to another from my view. I think it's dull more than anything else. And honestly I feel like Ive followed two different women. Or like decades have past instead of just years.

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    3. Pretty radical way of saying it, but basically I feel the same. I'm not bothered by her repeats and recycles but I also want the old days of shorter hemlines and fun accessories back. Sometimes when we see a glimpse of her old self I rejoice and hope for more but I've come to realize that she isn't a fashionista. Her style is conservative and practical and she isn't big on accessories (any more). On the odd occasion she'll wear something trendy and fashionable but as a general rule she likes to repeat styles she knows and is comfortable with. Once you've accepted that it's easier to appreciate her outfits.

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    4. Anon 11:44 what is your problem? You emphatically state your opinion, then when I do that is "no way to have a discussion". If you are so unhappy with Kate and anyone who doesn't side with you decide if online forums is the best place for you to spend your time. Please bring a level of maturity to debates.
      ~ A

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    5. I completely agree with you Anon7;31! Her style has become deadly dull and boring - coat dresses that all look the same, and what is probably the most boring shoe collection ever. I only hope she dresses a little hipper in her personal life...the European Royals are much more high fashion and are not afraid to show it. Does being a British Royal have to equal stodgy and conservative?

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    6. I actually don't have a problem at all A and I am sorry you read it that way. I was just giving my opinion on how her style has evolved. I didn't make a single personal attack against you or anyone else so I'm not sure why you responded to me so aggressively and with such mean personal statements. Calling me immature and that I don't belong in an online forum? I've been reading and commenting with Jane for years and no one has said something so ugly to me before. I'm surprised Jane published that.

      You responded to my first comment that "she can't win" and quoted my words as examples how she's "constantly criticized". I haven't done that. I said it's not a matter of all or nothing, IMO she had a lot of early hits and a few misses. Now the hits are few and far between, IMO.

      But my comments clearly hit a nerve for you so I'll leave it at that and move on.

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    7. Sigghhhh... so hopeful and now so frequently disappointed. I am no fashionista but know I could pull something better and more fun from the closet and jewelry box?

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    8. I understand what everyone is saying. I do think before she was married, she spent a lot of her time shopping, browsing, enjoying herself. Making herself look good to William. And she shopped at less expensive and trendier (that's a word right?:)) places.

      Then she gets married and slowly, gradually, she is shopping at more expensive places, her look gets more conservative, she has less time to browse at stores... she has more $ and the places she does shop are less trendy...

      It's a slow cycle. She's now a mom, that hits some harder than others per their style and identity. Yes, you can shop expensively and still trendy, but Kate hasn't found that yet.

      I do think she may shake things up still. Meghan has a different vibe than Kate and if she marries Harry, it will subconsciously influence Kate. Just as Kate's intro into the family saw people lose weight and up their fashion. Meghan's intro will too.

      Kate's now been doing "this" for 6 years - the RF, events, pics all over. She's hit a rut and has gotten comfy. Give her a minute to right herself.

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    9. Even though Meg is older, her overall look is much younger than Kate's and more American too. I think that will influence Kate also. Plus as Harry's wife, Meg can be more daring.

      Google "Meghan Markle in shorts". Look for the outfit, it's like a suit only with shorts, that's blue with a white shirt. She's holding a big red purse. Stunning! I wasn't a fan of the polo outfit, but I like a lot of what she wears. And a purse in a popping color seems to be a signature of her style. Which I love!

      I think they, Kate & Meghan, will make a great combination and really exciting fashion times are ahead!

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    10. I like how Kate accessorized pre-engagement--more variety, larger earrings, etc. I know she has more restrictions now, but I wonder why she doesn't get a tad more creative. She has so many almost identical (except for color) Kikis, for example.

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    11. Anon 4:49 ~ I agree on your assessment with Kate. I don't criticize her too much, because I feel her style lately is reflecting a phase in her life.

      I also agree, and laugh, when recalling a number of BRF women losing weight and upping their fashion game with Kate's official entrance onto the scene. Such a good example of the psyche of women, but also a little sad how easily threatened we are. All I can say is I hope the York girls calm down at Harry's wedding - hehe.

      ~ A

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    12. Jay, regarding the Kikis, since they are largely assumed to be gifts from William, is that still a downside to how many she has? I know I wouldn't tell my husband "they're beautiful & expensive, but please stop buying me the same thing in different colours". lol. Likewise, if they are from him she probably wears them out of sentimental value. I do love how she has some fun, bold Kikis (I posted a link to her pink & green ones above) - whoever is buying them, I hope they buy her some more of these fun, bold ones! Because, I agree, she already has lots of classic earrings.

      ~ A

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    13. That's a good point, Anon 2:21. They could be gifts. Perhaps the receiving of them has become a tradition of sorts. I'm fine if she has lots of Kikis. But I do get bored with them because they look so similar. I'm happy she's wearing larger pieces though and I hope she'll go a bit edgier as well.

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  5. I think the waves and loops you are seeing Jane are hair pieces. If you look closely you can see that they are even a different shade.

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    1. The different shades in her hair are probably just highlights.

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    2. I don't think so. They are large blocks of hair and the darker hair hair seems to have a different texture and it is waving and looping away from the rest of her hair. Also if you look they are pinned to the center back of her head and the sides. The volume is not at the top of her head at all but there is a tremendous amount in those other spots.

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    3. Sorry anon 11.38 but I don't see any of what you're describing. Not in the pictures posted here by Jane. To me, her hair appears volumious all over and the wavy loops aren't just in some parts. It looks like she got a blow dry and the stylist curled her hair outwards. As for the colour, my colourist uses the balayage technique on me and it looks similar.

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    4. Kirsten, its the photo of the back of her head that is posted here. The piecyness starts in the middle of the back of her head not at the top.

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    5. Really nobody knows if she wears hair pieces or not but Kate and her stylist. Maybe she does or maybe she doesn't. By the looks of it it could go either way. What puzzles me is the way people adamantly say she does not. Is it an insult? Does it make her less of a princess if she does?

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    6. Agree Anon 4:40, I do not think she has extensions but I agree, who cares either way:).

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    7. Anon 4.24, I see what you mean. To me it just looked like her hair was a bit greasy underneath or if they hadn't dyed all her hair evenly, but it might as well be hair pieces. If they are hair pieces, then someone did a sloppy job picking them out.

      Anon 4:40, I don't care if she uses hair pieces or not and I don't consider saying she does an offence. I just don't think it's that obvious in the pictures. Her hair could look the way it does for a myriad of different reasons. And I honestly didn't see what anon what anon 11.38 was describing.

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  6. I agree on the hair, Jane! For the second time in a row I'll say "is Amanda Tucker on vacation?" I also thought a ponytail would have been perfect, especially for all the bending over to engage at a child's level.

    Looks like a fun event that was for all the right reasons. A lot of effort and money was put into this. Glad to see the younger royals making use of BP!

    ~ A

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  7. My first thought was that I loved seeing the Annoushka pearls as well! I think we've missed them and I'm always up for some great pearl jewelry.

    I didn't have a feeling that Kate would wear this dress today probably because, as Jane said, it's pretty early for a recycle. I have to say though that when I saw it I wasn't surprised at all. It does seem perfect for the type of event this was. I was a little surprised at how casual the guests were dressed but maybe the invitations said to come very casual. Still, if I were going to Buckingham Palace for a tea party with members of the BRF, my "casual" would be stepped up a bit. As I looked at the video of them coming down steps in those grand surroundings the words "Please come to a tea party at our Granny's house" came into my mind it made me laugh. Maybe I got too much sun at the Giants baseball game today.

    As for Kate's hair and the new trim, to me it just looked like the wind had been blowing and it needed to be brushed. I'm just glad she hasn't gone back to the dreaded fringe so I'll reserve judgment on this one until I see it more often.

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    1. Robin google the copy of a handwritten note from Harry included in every invitation. He told people to dress casual/comfortable. Also, keeping in mind adults were accompanying kids who would be doing activities. And, Kate was launching water balloons. Sounds much more casual than the summer garden parties the royals host.

      I agree there is something to dressing for an occasion, but likewise, there is something to be said for a Palace to be less pretentious. That while "connecting" with people bit.
      ~ A

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    2. I can't find the copy of Harry's note. But, I just said that for me - just me - and the invite said casual I would probably not wear a dress but I still would not wear jeans. Just me. I still have images in my mind of Diana and all the other moms at William and Harry's school running races in their skirts. Again, just me. Maybe I'm from a pretentious generation.

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    3. Robin ~ Jane has posted the letter above! I hear you though. I'm a bit younger than Kate, and when my husband and I go to the theatre or ballet he wears a suit and I wear a dress - we're all dressed up! Whereas other attendees will wear jeans and sneakers. Once a group of older ladies (maybe around 70 yrs old?) commented "it's nice to know some young people still know how to dress for the occasion!".
      ~ A

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    4. I think the implicit "dress code" issue was sort of complicated for this gathering. As I said in an earlier comment, while I don't care for this particular outfit I'm glad Kate wore a dress because I'm pretty sure some of the little girls expected that a princess would. And I thought Harry's note concerning attire  made sense so families wouldn't stay away for feeling they didn't have proper clothes for a palace gathering. Kate has appeared for official engagements in skintight jeggings more and more often in the last year. It's a look I don't care for at all in professional situations and don't see it where I work. But folks here--particularly folks younger than I am-- have often insisted it IS proper workplace attire these days so it doesn't surprise me that many of the parents wore jeans or jeggings when told not to dress up (many of the parents are likely the same age as W, K or H) I also thought the invitation suggested more "games playing" (and therefore a need to dress down) than was shown in any photos I've seen so far. 

      I DO wonder if some moms felt under-dressed compared to Kate and if some dads felt that way compared to W&H. I know in my part of the US if I am told to dress casually in a invitation to a family-type outdoor daytime games-playing gathering AND I'm assured by one of the male hosts he's not going to dress up, I wouldn't necessarily expect the two men hosting to be wearing blazers with dress shirts and the female host to be wearing a ruffled white dress!

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    5. That note is so endearing and personal! Thanks for mentioning it, ~A and thanks for posting it, Jane! Being a complete grammar nerd I was amused that Harry doesn't use the Oxford comma! lol

      I agree, lizzie, that little girls would want to see the princess in her dress (they would probably love a tiara too) and so it's nice for Kate to accommodate them but I also wonder if it did make the other moms feel a little under dressed. I think I probably would have worn something more like Kate's Gap or Zara ankle pants. On the other hand, if these families have lost their main bread winner, they may not have the money for more than what they were wearing. It's funny Harry would include in his letter "I know it's Buckingham Palace but . . ." Very down to earth and very like his mother. Wonderful.

      As I looked at the photos from the day I felt like William was getting a bit of the "Charles treatment" in that there were no photos of him alone that I could see. If it was the three of them he was there but, otherwise, all Kate and Harry. I think the media tends to play games like that.

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  8. Lovely event! It's so special to see the trio bringing smiles to the children's & parent's faces, such a well organised event :) The Chloé dress is growing on me...I wasn't a fan of it in Canada, but as wee Charlotte isn't blocking the view of her outfit this time, I'm loving the detail of the dress. I agree about the layers in her hair, maybe they will settle down after awhile.

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  9. I noticed Kate doesn't wear high/low ponytails that often anymore...I wonder why? I like it when she wears her hair that way.

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    1. I've noticed that too and I wish she would bring back some of her earlier hairstyles - half back/up and ponytails in particular!

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  10. Thanks for the posts even in the midst of a busy season for you.

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  11. Thinking it would be wonderful if Harry had someone by his side at these events. Kate and William seem to enjoy each other so much. My heart just wants the same for Harry. Maybe soon.
    I love Kate's dress - I thought she looked great but I agree that something is off with her hair. It almost looks to me like she has a uneven cut. I'm guessing this will all get put right before Saturday.

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    1. I really think the hair issue is the result of being outside and the wind making it piecey. I have hair like Kate's and that can happen. Or maybe it wasn't freshly washed, it happens!

      I know some style better with day old hair, but mine filters everything in the air and looks best freshly washed and styled.

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    2. But what hair stylist in Kate's sphere would have cut her hair like that? Princess Charlotte?

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    3. I commented below, I see nothing off with her hair cut over the last month. Look at all the pictures of hair from the past month and it simply looks like a layered cut. I must be missing something, That back view is after wind, and pulling it back, etc etc. The one shot where it looks shorter in the middle it simply tucked under. Because she likes to pull most of her hair forward and to the front of her shoulders she will end up with it doing odd things in the back.

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  12. Garden Party, kids, games, kneeling down on the grass.....mmm think I'll wear a cream high-knecked frock. + wedges. While this might look OK I don't really see it as great for the occassion. If there's one think Kate doesn't do well it's finding a look somewhere between dressy-up dresses and skinny jeans. The Euro Royals manage smart casual so much better. And her hair is dreadful - there is so much of it, looks like it needs a good brush and looks like it is consuming her! Bring back the pony tail!

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  13. This seemed such a happy occasion for the children.
    Catherine looked lovely as usual: her cream dress made her instantly visible among all the different colours.
    Each child was sent a rail ticket along with the invitation, ensuring that no child was unable to attend because of the cost. That showed that despite their own wealth, they understand that as well as losing a parent, these children will have lost some of their financial security.
    Surely that is more important than Catherine wearing the same dress twice.

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    1. I didn't know they paid transportation as well. They are wonderful representatives for the charities they support. For the rest of their lives these guests will be able to say "One time we got a train ticket to go to London and attend a tea party at Buckingham Palace!"

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  14. I didn't like this dress in Canada and I still don't. Just not a fan of pointelle (reminds me of Grandma and not in a good way) and neck ruffles. I also thought then and still think cream was an odd choice for an outdoor kids party, particularly one with face paint and water balloons. It could sort of telegraph (particularly to the moms present) don't get too close and get me dirty. But I guess this has now become the "kids party dress." I do think Kate made the right decision to wear a dress...little girls expect a princess to "dress up" regardless of Harry's note. (Thought the note was a good idea so worry about proper clothes didn't keep people away. Most guests are probably on rather limited budgets.) While I understand wearing wedges to walk on grass, I don't think greyish ones go with the buttery cream colored dress as I don't think all neutrals go together. While an entirely new outfit wouldn't have been good for this event, new shoes might have been. I also think the floral dress Kate wore to Pippa's dinner party (or one of her other many florals) would have been pretty for a garden party and might have worked with dark wedges (and a ponytail as she wore to Pippa's.) That would have violated the "wear a solid color to stand out rule" though. 

    I agree Kate's hair didn't hold up well (and thought it looked not so good as the day wore on in Luxembourg too.) Maybe her recent cut needs a bit more work. The back view does look like she might be wearing extensions though as twisting and looping from different hair textures is a common problem with extensions.

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    1. I agree that this dress is not the most appropriate for a child's garden party from a functional point of view. She could have opted for something like that space print dress she wore to the Shaun the Sheep event - prints are perfect for being around small children and grass because they hide small stains in a way this cream dress never could. One of her Cezane/great plains dresses would have been a better option IMO.

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    2. I thought a print would have been better too. I think lizzie made the best point that it could inadvertently telegraph the wrong message.
      Most "normal" moms see anything white or light and instantly think "oh don't touch her/that!!"
      A long floral dress with ponytail would have been fantastic IMO

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    3. Since Kate is not given to wearing bright, stand out colors like HM, the white/cream is more in keeping with her personality to accomplish standing out so others can see her. I also agree that the wedges are much better for walking on the grass but also agree that the grey isn't what I'd have chosen. There are cool neutrals and warm neutrals and the dress is definitely warm while the grey is cool. I'd rather the grey than black though.

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    4. Kate routinely wears red so yes she does opt for stand out colors

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  15. She looked presentable but I am not a fan of the dress and agree a recycled floral one might have been prettier and very appropriate. I do not see any thing with her hair to suggest extensions or added pieces. She colors her hair to cover the grey, you get different shades with coloring that would look just like her photos. I have long hair and mine often looks just like hers, going different direction etc. Fantastic event and loved the invitations etc.

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    1. You could be right about her hair, ali. pictures Ive seen of extensions sometimes look like that but that's not the only possibility. My hair is only shoulder length now but when I've worn it longer I never see the back when I'm out and about! I do know coloring can produce different colors with the outside hair that's exposed to sun becoming brassier. I always thought professional dye jobs and professional treatments instead of at-home "Miss Clairol" avoided that but maybe not. (I was always too cheap to find out.)

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    2. Hee hee lizzie, my hair has been a variety of shades from my teens:). I do get it professionally done, on a very regular basis for the grey:) She could wear extensions she just has always had such thick hair I find it hard to imagine she would go to the bother of extensions, but who knows. My hair is thick and below my shoulders so I am just basing my opinions on my own hair and I do get snaps of the back of it from my kids camera phones:).

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    3. Lets put it this way, I hope its extensions because if not thats the most uneven haircut Ive ever seen.

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    4. I have layered long hair so not sure why you assume the layers "uneven" cut indicates extensions? I could care less if she uses extensions, but they are a pain, so unless you really need them for some reason, i.e. very thin hair, just can not imagine her bothering, unless needed for some elaborate style.

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  16. Yawn. And still yawning from the boring outfit from Friday's engagements in Luxembourg. Kate's style has taken a definite downturn of late; no pizzazz in these outfits. It does look like it was a wonderful, memorable day for the families at the party,however. What a terrific gesture from Kate, William and Harry. Very well done!! Diana would be so proud of them.

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  17. I love Harry's letter, what a keepsake for the kids. Frankly today isn't about clothes. The children will remember this all their lives. They met a lovely princess who was kind and fun to be with. I thought she looked appropriately dressed for the occasion. What a wonderful day for all.

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  18. Queen Elizabeth must be so proud of these three. They are truly fun and so caring. You can't fake that, they are the real deal.

    The dress is nice, but yes it is a little bland for a garden party with kids. Since the invitation said "casual" for everyone else, she should have followed suit.

    Belle

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  19. I can't imagine that all those children and parents had lost their significant co-parent Mom or Dad. What a day for everyone. I especially love the pictures of the water balloon catapult. I think Catherine delivered on the princessy look vs. games and field day aspect of the day. She had already road tested this one to avoid the skirt misbehaving, overly friendly hugs or pulls from the children around her nor the underwhelming or intimidating of those around her. Her focus seems to be on those at the actual party. I am surprised by the new nitpicky nature of the hair comments. My hair could never stand up to the scrutiny of the close-up photos here or the unending interest of the chattering blog classes.
    Maybe her perspective is different from ours after celebrating an entire palace grounds full of families who have given the most to their country.

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  20. Kate looks great... her hair is wind swept ( it's windy today) her smile is radiant as she is. Love her whatever she wears , hair up or down she is gorgeous inside and out.

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  21. On back-view photos, Catherine's hair looks wet. I don't think it rained during the party, but they were bombarding each other with water-filled balloons. I suspect some of them burst or leaked!.

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    1. So she wore a white princess dress to the party and let kids throw water baking at her head? Seems a bit of a stretch. Looks like a run of the mill bad hair day to me.

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    2. Jean,there are photos that show a back view with her hair neat and even. I think you are right-that there was some feisty activity and her hair got disordered. Personally, I would prefer a mussed-hair princess to a perfect, no-hair-out-of-place one, if it meant she had to give up her hand's on approach. We all know there are royals who have hair (or wigs) that haven't moved a hair in twenty years.
      I don't think she has to be seen as perfectly groomed on this sort of occasion. She can bring it when called for.

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    3. Anon 10:46 - 'hair or wigs that haven't moved a hair in twenty years", that really made me laugh! I love Kate's hands on approach to activities, too :)

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    4. :+] anon 10:46

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  22. I thought the dress from India that she wore playing ball would have been perfect!

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  23. After reading all the comments...I have to say, none of the days are "about the clothes" but really, we read the blog and comment on the blog because of the clothes. That's what is supposed to make it fun. Once again, it's fashion blog and Kate is causing me to yawn. Maybe if Meghan is around it will up the ante and Kate will take it up a notch. I hope so!

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    1. True, Diamond Ripples. I appreciate the scacrifice military families such as these have made and in some ways I understand objections to discussing clothes on ocassions like these. BUT, as you say because this blog focuses on Kate's style, we've also discussed Kate's clothes when she visited imprisoned addicted women, attended memorial services of various types, placed memorial wreaths with Will, visited children and families served by hospice, advocated for conversations about mental illness, health, and suicide, visited intentionally mutilated child "street beggars" in India, and so on. I don't recall many (if any) objections to fashion talk then. I really don't see it being a sign of disrespect to discuss fashion on a fashion site.

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  24. William and Kate attended The Queen's first garden party of the year today. Kate recycled her ice blue, satin Christopher Kane coat dress with her matching Lock & Co percher. She accessorized with what look like her new Kiki's, nude suede shoes (which can be seen sinking into the lawn in one video), and what looks like possibly a new clutch. Kate also said she's excited for Pippa's wedding but is a little nervous about how George and Charlotte will do. Harry will host his first solo garden party at BP this summer for the military.

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  25. absolutely d'accord... a ponytail would have made it perfect!!

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