Saturday, 3 May 2014

Vote for Kate's Best Tour Coat & The Princes Party in Memphis!

Hello-Hello dear readers,

It's time for our end of tour polls and we're kicking them off with a vote for Kate's Best Coat. The Duchess debuted a selection of designer coats throughout the tour, many of which sparked lively debate and plenty of differing opinions. It will be incredibly interesting to see which one proves the most popular, and indeed, the least popular.

For the Cambridges arrival in Wellington, New Zealand, Kate stepped off the plane in a scarlet military style coat by Catherine Walker. The Russian Greatcoat is described as "sharply tailored with high collar, full skirt and gleaming buttons". The entire look was a hit for Her Royal Highness and the perfect beginning to a pretty amazing tour.


Elegant Kate chose a cornflower blue Alexander McQueen coat for the royal visit to Blenheim. The belted piece features peplum overlay and a buckled belt. This garment is an excellent example of the fabulous relationship between Kate and Sarah Burton. The designer really knows how to dress the Duchess and create something perfect for the occasion.

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When the Cambridges visited Cambridge, Kate chose the vivid green Erdem 'Allie' Coat. The flawlessly cut knee-length coat features a tab-detailed waist and originally retailed for €1,824. Kate told a well wisher she liked the coat but William thought it "a bit bright". I love this photo (not least due to Kate's expression) but it shows the coat very well.


For an Easter Sunday Service in Sydney, the Duchess wore a bespoke dove grey Alexander McQueen coat. The understated sophistication of this piece and the exquisite structure and fit made this a great choice.


For the second time during the tour, the Duchess selected a vivid green coat, this time for engagements in Canberra. The Catherine Walker design didn't work for me and now the tour is over, I can say it was my least favourite tour look. Reaction to the garment differed, and it will be interesting to see how this one fares in the poll.


Kate wore two coats for the final day of the royal tour. Firstly her Temperley London 'Noa' Coat with diamond jacquard design and a pleated hem, for a dawn service.


Finally, Kate surprised us all by choosing a Michael Kors coatdress for Anzac Day events. The piece itself is 'very Kate' and initially we thought it was by one of her favourites such as Emilia Wickstead. The indigo twill jacquard swing coat is from the designer's Spring 2014 Collection and proved a splendid look for the Duchess.


Vote for Kate's Best Tour Coat!
  
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I'm torn between the Michael Kors and the cornflower blue Alexander McQueen coat. They're both quite different but work beautifully. Do share your selections in the comments section below!

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In other news, Buckingham Palace has released details of Royal Family attendance at events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War on August 4. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Belgium to attend a service of remembrance at Liege. They will then travel to Saint-Symphorien Military Cemetery, a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Mons, Belgium where they will be joined by Prince Harry.

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Unless you're under a rock, you'll have heard Prince William and the newly-single Prince Harry (who saw the break up with Cressida Bonas coming? I certainly didn't) have arrived in Memphis for the wedding of their close friend Guy Pelly who will marry Holiday Inn heiress Lizzy Wilson tomorrow. The coverage has been immense and interest in the US is huge. William and Harry appear to be having a great time and visited Elvis Presley's home Graceland today.


Below we see the bride and groom-to-be arriving for their rehearsal dinner.


Kate elected not to attend the wedding and stayed with Prince George. It is reported the Duchess will spend the weekend at Bucklebury with the Middletons and enjoy a relaxing couple of days with her family following the royal tour.

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Another cover for Kate this week!

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Have a lovely weekend!

123 comments:

  1. Great post Charlotte! It was so hard for me to pick a favourite coat dress it is between the cornflower blue one and the michael kors one.

    Hope William and Harry enjoy the stag and the wedding!

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  2. I voted for the Easter Sunday dove grey McQueen. It and the ANZAC Michael Kors were my favorites. I have to say I did not like the cornflower blue dress at all. I didn't really care for either of the green coat dresses either. Honestly, I thought they looked too much like what the Queen would wear.

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    1. Jennifer from Wisconsin3 May 2014 at 02:00

      I agree completely with you Anonymous and I voted for the same. Having toured Graceland multiple times with groups of people, I can only wonder if Harry and Will got a private tour or other tourists were surprised to see the (future) King. :)

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    2. They had a private tour - it was on the news this AM - Graceland was closed when their party descended to tour around.

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    3. I voted for the dove grey McQueen also. I just loved the simple elegance of it. I would loved to have seen the dress underneath, too. My second choice would be the Michael Lord coat. Kate looked great in that style and color, also. But, I did like the red coat to start off the tour. It was a showstopper! Both green coats were just mediocre. I did like the second one better until I saw the detailing on the first one and then it looked more worthy of the duchess.

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    4. Michael Kors coat. ( spell checker messes things up when I'm not looking)

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  3. I agree, Charlotte. It's hard to choose when the coats are occasion appropriate and vary greatly for those reasons. I too liked the Easter Sunday choice as well as the Ralph Lauren. I love the sunrise service coat, too. Frankly, there isn't one of them I wouldn't wish to have in my closet (except the cornflower blue McQueen as I'm not into huge external pockets unless I'm trekking or fishing). I do wish that she had chosen the Erdem dress which was shown in the model photos with the coat. That would have been something to see.

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    1. Sorry. I meant Michael Kors. Doh.

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  4. I chose the Catherine Walker coat. I think it's lovely. IF there was any reference to a flight attendant intended, I chose to see it as a tribute to her mother, Carole. Meanwhile, I wish I could hear what would have to be a wickedly funny exchange between W and K re Graceland.

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    1. The Catherine Walker was my favourite coat also! if it was a nod to her mother, good for her.
      Also my second was the Noa coat. But no matter what she wears, she always look nice!
      If I lived anywhere near Memphis I would love to go see William and Harry, but sadly the Chicago area is not close.

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    2. It could be also a nod to Diana. Prince Charles once (in Japan) said to his young wife wearing a tartan dress, that she looked like an air stewardess.

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    3. Prince Charles actually used to tease Diana regarding the flight attendant look. Anyone wearing a slimmer type coat with a few shiny buttons would look like a flight attendant stepping off a plane.

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    4. Yes, it's absolutely amazing that he teased a wife like Diana as much as he (reportedly) did given that [you can guess at the rest of my thought]. LOL.

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    5. Guess my comment was "filtered," royalfan.
      Marg

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  5. Laurie - N. Carolina3 May 2014 at 02:10

    Ignoring the fact that Kate looks good in ANYTHING she wears...my favorites are the gray McQueen and the Michael Kors...I just can't decide which one I like better! Sarah Burton just dresses Kate to perfection, and this coat was spectacular with its clean lines, simple elegance and gorgeous, understated color. The hat was amazing as well and just the icing on the cake. I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again...I SO wish we wore hats here in the U.S. A beautiful hat just takes an outfit from pretty...to WOW! And Kate certainly knows how to wear a hat. I also love the Michael Kors...again for the simple lines, great color, pretty pattern and the fact that it fit her so well. And of course...that hat!! Oh, what I wouldn't give for a couple of days access to her closet...I think I would be in heaven!!

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  6. Interested Canadian3 May 2014 at 02:36

    I adored the dove grey McQueen coat Kate wore; second up was the red Walker coat, but it was just too long for my taste. Third up was the Michael Kors indigo blue twill coat; I liked the length and cut very much, however, I thought the colour drifted toward dreary.

    My two least favourite coats were the two in green, particularly the Erdem: I found the colour muddy and the cut neither here nor there. I think, however, that our favourite Duchess may have been planning ahead for future March 17ths.

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  7. KJ (Dallas, TX)3 May 2014 at 02:46

    I picked the Michael Kors one. But the cornflower blue one was a close second (but maybe because I *LOVED* her hair in that photo). I am not a fan of sharp shoulders that "lift" on the end although I do like strong shoulders or even a small puff sleeve so the Easter jacket is my least favorite.

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  8. I voted for the Michael Kors coat dress. My second choice was the Alexander McQueen Easter Sunday coat. I really didn't care for any of the other coats at all. I really wanted to like the red Catherine Walker, but I just can't get past the flared sleeves. If the sleeves had been straighter it would have beat out the McQueen Grey coat for sure.

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  9. I just wanted to re-thank you, Charlotte, for all your tour posts!! I've been going through withdrawal this past week, I used to read them first thing in the morning and now I have nothing to wake up to. I was torn between the dove grey McQueen and the green Erdem one--I know some people didn't like it and the way it fell against her sometimes was weird but I actually really liked it.

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    1. The dove McQueen is in the lead at the moment :)

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    2. The Dove McQueen is so-so of my favorite coats, behind my favorite 2 (Walker and Noa) and ahead my least fav green coats.

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  10. Cornflower McQueen (almost sound like a stage name) was stunning! My second choice was the Michael Kors. It was beautiful on Kate. I am thrilled she is adopting more American designers in her wardrobe! The Cressida and Harry split doesn't surprise me at all. As reluctant as Cressida was in the beginning, I don't find it strange that she found the constant attention annoying. Having a famous sister as well, married to an heir of Virgin, she probably just wants to be left alone. Then again, this could be a ploy to throw the media completely off, if they announce an engagement in the near future.

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    1. I have to agree with you M.C. on the situation with Prince Harry. I have always followed the royals ever since I lived in Scotland as a little girl and Prince Harry and W & C are my favorite by far. I think Cressida might feel daunted by all the attention, maybe too much for her. However, I do believe we haven't heard the last about her and Prince Harry as an item. I am so happy Prince William found happiness, but I wish Prince Harry could also. Sometimes I feel sad for him, some pictures I have seen of him he just has a sad or lonely look to him, in MHO.
      As to the coats, I have to say my favorite was the Easter coat, it was just so elegant and perfect to the occassion for me. And weirdly enough, as green is my FAV color, I did not like either of the green coats. The Duchess did look beautiful as always, but I don't think they were as flattering on her as the others.
      Thankyou once again Charlotte for all your AMAZING hard work! I hope you got some well deserved rest.
      As always, tc everyone and have a good day/night.
      Jennifer

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  11. I waffled between the cornflower McQueen and the Michael Kors. I was so pleasantly surprised to see the second and I thought it looked great on her, but ultimately, I chose the McQueen. I loved that whole look. She looked stately, yet youthful and modern that day. The red coat was fine, but I didn't like the whole look. It was just too much. I didn't care for either green coat, though the Erdem had potential. And I absolutely dislike the Sarah Burton Easter coat on Kate. I just do not get why so many people want the Duchess to dress like a 50+ year old woman! In the photo above cut Kate's head off and replace with Carole, widen the silhouette a bit and you've got Camilla or even HM. Then, I might say, "oh yes, lovely."

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    1. I agree. I thought the cornflower colour suited her colouring really well, and the cut of the coat and her hair tied back was a really polished youthful look. If I could change one thing, I'd make the pockets a smidge smaller. I really dislikethe Noa coat.

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  12. Who DIDN'T see the Harry/Cressida breakup coming - at some point? Sorry but I would expect that Harry has HUGE issues in relationships. He was so young when his mother died and it seems like he was more or less cast adrift to fend for himself. I would expect that the "needy" one in the relationship would be Harry, not the girl.
    Cressida comes from an even more dysfunctional family situation than Harry does.
    No matter what the chatter, I never saw her as a royal bride. She reminds me in many, many ways of Princess Diana and I think she would never fit into the Perfect Royal Wife role as Kate has.
    Cressida is too independent, too free-spirited and, frankly, she just didn't seem to want that royal role as badly as Kate did. I think that was probably one of the biggest attractions for Harry but, ironically and sadly, one of the things that may have come between them.
    I will always and forever believe that Chelsy Davy was and is the love of Harry's life.
    I don't expect that this is some ploy to throw the media off the scent. The comments that have been made, the widely-circulated comment, attributed to Harry, that Cressida is too "needy," and the deal with the airline ticket, are damning comments and not something that either Harry's side or Cressida's side would circulate if this was just a sham breakup.
    Those two comments are far worse than any that popped up during William's brief breakup with Kate. The "Wisteria Sisters" and "Doors to Manual" comments had been making the rounds BEFORE the 2007 breakup.
    There's been talk since she graduated from the Laban Conservatory that Cressida wanted to pursue a career in dance and was halted from doing that because of the relationship. And, too, she may have seen what Kate's life is like and wants no part of it.

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    1. Also, I think your right about the Cressida and Diana comparisons.

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    2. I agree Elizabeth. Cressida's interests of being a performer in dance do not sit well with being a Duchess. Sadly for Harry, I think hes still looking.

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    3. Well said. And then there's poor old Harry's habit of getting a bit wild, the naked billiards in Vegas photos being a real low point, I thought. He's an adorable young man but not really marriage material. I do agree Cressida Bonas was not the ideal Royal Wife and it was clear she did not want to take on that burden when her own life was just beginning. Was not expecting Harry to renounce his titles and be Mr. Wales, that dancer's husband, either. Probably a sad time for both of them. I hope they find what each is looking for in life.

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    4. In Hungary, there is a trustable astrology magazine. In there Harry's relationship with Cressida was predicted half a year before they got together. It was said "in june(ok, there was a month mistaken) next year, Harry will meet the love of his life, with whom he will marry." The moment I red it, I couldn't believe that he could fall so much in love again after Chelsy, but it happened. So I am optimistic about their reconciliation. I personally think that Cressida is far more suitable for the princess role, than Chelsy. But of course that is not for me to decide.
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    5. Thanks everyone for your comments! It's always interesting to see if it's just my take or if others are seeing things the same way or have a different view of them.
      Today (well, 5/3), there's a story posted on the Daily Mail in which, apparently, Harry's and Cressida's friends try to walk back the comments they've made over the past few days. Now the story is that Harry is texting her while he's away, he told her to dress more conservatively and that, along with the "boys only" weekend in Miami, was what sparked the break up and that the break up is only temporary and Harry and Cressida will be back together as soon as he lands in the UK.
      The troubling part is that both sides seem to be going to a lot of trouble to make up some new story every news cycle and it's starting to appear a little odd. And of course people from Harry's camp and Cressida's camp are feeding reporters tips and information. For all that Harry dislikes the media, he seems to approve of those in his circle talking to reporters. A lot.
      I absolutely buy the story that Cressida has seen what Kate's life is like and Cressida is too independent, too free-spirited and wants her own career and her own achievements too much to submit to the role of dutiful royal wife. Cressida wants to achieve something and have a career outside that of being married to a royal.
      Greybird, I agree with you and you said it perfectly - I too hope they each find what they are looking for in life.

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    6. But isn't it the job of a wife of a royal to be a dutiful wife/supporting role. I believe Cressida is still to young to marry inot the "firm". She is only 24. I also believe she really is not royal material. She just does not strike me as one to go out and be a Patron of anything. BUT if the do get back together and marry down the road then she would be good at something to do with dance. She could support like dance therapy causes. But again I don;t see them marrying.
      Catherine has done a fanastic job being in her position. It has been stated (true or not) that they (the firm) only want her to be involved with only a hand full of charities. That way she can focus on those. I do think that is a good idea because why have hundreds and only go visit once in many years. I myself have been
      involved in a few charities and you do alot that people do not see. It is just not visiting and shaking hands etc etc.
      A few post back people were really coning down hard on Catherine for not "working" hard, and another had said we do not walk in her shoes. I do agress that before anyone can make comments regarding what Catherine does we need to be her for a day. I for one would not want that.
      So maybe Cressida saw what Catherines life is like and thought I do not what that for myself. But Catherine does. Also Harry is in the military and I just read where he is going to made a Major. And that he will most likely stay in the service since now he is 4th in line. And once W&K have another baby that will move him down to 5th.
      We will all have to wait and see what happens when Harry returns from this weekend.

      Pam/Portland

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    7. Jennifer from Wisconsin5 May 2014 at 04:15

      Nice to see you came back. :)

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    8. Thank you Jennifer.

      Pam/Portland

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    9. I disagree with the Cressida and Diana comparisons. Diana's problem in the RF wasn't that she was too independent; it was that she refused to go along with a sham of a marriage. An independent spirit wouldn't be as concerned with and yearn for the support of her husband. I think she was a jewel in the crown in her day the way Kate is today. Different women, different times (Diana and Kate), but both could be described as major assets to the firm.

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    10. anon from Leominster6 May 2014 at 08:54

      Off the topic, don't know if you read the bio of Harry, Royalfan but it talks about how Charles left Diana to go to the funeral of her uncle alone when she was heavily pregnant because "royals don't attend most funerals" yet we just saw him clinging to Camilla at her brother's funeral. I really think Charles cared nothing for Diana and that was where all the problems lay, not in the press or her role. I think she would have been able to cope if she had experienced a loving and supportive husband. And that teasing about her lovely tartan dress sounds very mean spirited.

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    11. anon from Leominster, I didn't read it, but I agree that things that are different today.

      I think he did care *to a degree*, but the resentment (of her popularity) and his "other interests" overpowered that. IMO of course. :)

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  13. Does anyone know what event Catherine is attending on the front cover of the Tatler? Is this an older photo? It isn't the Jenny Packham dress is it?

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    1. It looks like it, that pic was before Georgie.

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    2. May 2012, Jenny Packham bespoke teal green for the Team GB pre-Olympics gala. My favorite top-to-bottom look for her so far, pretty much locked in memory. :)

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    3. You are right, Summer. This is the link to Charlotte's post. http://hrhduchesskate.blogspot.de/2012/05/william-and-kate-attend-olympic-gala.html?m=1

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    4. No but the cover photo is sooo photoshopped. The original is floating around the internet.

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    5. She has wonderful, changeable hazel-colored eyes. When I first got interested in Kate, I thought she had deep-blue eyes.
      Anon 17:28- I agree. Looks photoshopped. At least the eye color. It is hard to tell, unless you can see her up close in person in differently coloured outfits.
      Summer: Also one of my favorite top to toe looks. The teal Packham and the Asian tour white lace over blue dress with the pearl hair ornaments. Classic!
      Marg

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    6. A Kate fashion doll would be very nice, but I would much prefer to find out if I am, after all, a slut. ( see cover of "Tatler")

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    7. Jennifer from Wisconsin5 May 2014 at 04:16

      Weren't there Royal Wedding dolls? I have never seen them in the US, but I thought there were some made, maybe in the UK? Anyone know....?

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  14. I liked the McQueen but it was predictable and rather matronly, although entire proper and appropriate for the church service. I wouldn't be surprised if we see it reappear at Trooping the Color or some other event, although it may be a bit warm by then for it.
    My fave is the Michael Kors. I like Kors, I wear Kors, he's classic yet chic and young and of the moment and his clothes have a certain flair. They are dressy yet approachable. The only gripe I had about the Kors coat was that it looked a tiny bit bulky but that's the fabric itself.

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  15. This is not the 1st time I'm saying this, I am for Harry and Pippia all the way!

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    1. You are right Emily. It would be perfect, in my opinion. Perfect match.

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    2. I like the idea of Harry and Pippa as well Emily. But she seems very settled at present, so I would doubt that anything will happen.. Oh well.. I loved the red Catherine Walker coat, it made a real statement. Actually I loved every coat, including the green ones! The coat worn on Easter Sunday was truly regal, it was an amazingly elegant look. What a great tour, I enjoyed every single post. Thank you Charlotte!

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    3. I must say I do not agree with you about Harry and Pippa as perfect match. BUT in one way this relationship would be perfect: the Royal Family will not have to link with another family in law. :-)

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    4. That's right Vicky. The media will want to dig up dirt on any potential new inlaws...

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  16. Difficult decision for me, choosing between the cornflower blue McQueen, the dove gray McQueen and the Michael Kors coat. Hey, Catherine Walker, this is how to do fit and flare for a tall, lanky woman. Not a big fan of the red coat aside from the color. I thought the Easter Sunday coat was regal; and yes, a classic cut that can work for many ages. That's what makes it a great design. A 30 year-old accessorizes for her age, a 60 year-old for hers. The cornflower blue McQueen has those giant pockets but shares with Kate's wedding dress the pretty back pleats, and it's my favorite color. Can't decide among the three. I like the Erdem coat, but not for Kate.

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  17. The red Catherine Walker got my vote. It was a thrill to see that plane door open, then for the Duchess to appear through it carrying Prince George. Heralding the beginning of an iconic tour in a bold, beautiful color. It just bowled me over once again and reminded me why I follow this family and care about the Monarchy, who they are and what they do. That said, if I had my very own Kate Dress-Up Doll from the Tattler (I'm SO tempted!) and put paper replicas of each of these coats on her, I probably would have picked the blue Michael Kors. I know about him, wear him and even watch him on "Project Runway." We are tight. ;)

    I didn't see the Prince Harry/Cressida split coming, based on the press. Of course anyone who keeps up with the British press knows the pitfalls were many, but reports have been nothing but solid on them since Christmas and were gaining new momentum, even, as she appeared publicly at events with him. All his well-wishers want love and long-lasting happiness for him, and hopefully he will meet that immensely special person who has the skill set and desire to also fill a role within the Royal Family. Perhaps with his new assignment will come the opportunity to meet that person - not on the club scene, within the regular group with whom he socializes, but in the larger world. He didn't go to University, where so many of his family members and friends enlarged their social circles. With the experiences he has had in relationships, I would have to think he'll be looking for someone who can spark, hold and develop his attention, knowing what comes with that. And she'll likely need to be blonde ...

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  18. Funny how there seems to be a definite divide in opinions: either you like the cornflower and green coats, or the grey and red coats! I am in the grey and red camp. In one way the grey was my favorite, but because I thought it might be just a bit too mature for her age (it would look wonderful on Carole - wait, it looked wonderful on Kate but would be more age appropriate on Carole) I chose the red coat. I thought it looked young and vibrant, just like Kate!

    As far as Harry, I didn't like either Chelsey or Cressida. Not as royalty anyhow. They both look quite wild to me and I worry they would be a repeat of Sarah Ferguson. I wish he would look for someone more grounded, like Kate. (But not Pippa.). Poor guy, it has to be difficult to find someone who is interested in you as a person rather than a part of the royal family. I will be very (pleasantly) surprised if he manages to build a lasting marriage with someone.

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    1. Maryland Moxie3 May 2014 at 07:42

      I have some thoughts on Harry - Will and Kate met at college and thus had four years of a common framework in which to thrive. Harry has been a military man all of his adult life and by that circumstance really has no "grounding". He just gave up the roving aspect of that career and has just started a military "desk job" and living for the first time in a permanent house, away from his previous fraternal lifestyle - which was moving from base to base. Harry seems like an awfully nice guy, but we really know little about his interests beyond military, except for drinking and dancing. He may need to mature a bit before he can find someone to partner up with - or he may end up with a lifestyle just like his Uncle Andy. If I had to describe the non-royal Harry - it would be tall red-headed military guy who likes drinking, dancing, extreme sports and video games. How many ladies would answer that E-Harmony advertisement?

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    2. I'm with you on the Chelsey/Cressida thoughts bristowmom.
      "Grounded" is the magic word.
      They may be lovely girls which are familiar with the aristocratic circles, but I too get the feeling that they are not quite suited to a high profile role in the royal family.
      At one point Cressida had made her concerns of being a public figure known. To be honest, I was surprised to see them back together. Most of Harry's circle still seem to be in the "party", "live life to the fullest" mode. It will be a while before any of them feel the need to settle down.
      I guess Harry needs a balance of a fun-spirited young lady, mature to take on royal responsibilities, intelligent to pursue her own interests/suitable career, willing to share a part of her life publicly and pour a whole heap of love towards him.
      There was a comment further up that mentioned losing their mother young may affect his relationships.
      Life experiences such as this will either make us stronger or have a negative effect. I'm no psychologist but I don't see Harry struggling with female relationship. He just needs to find a simple soul who is not afraid to show loving and caring emotions towards him. Most of this nurturing disappeared once his mother passed away. William has found nurturing in Kate, who seems quite openly affectionate. Now we wait for Harry's luck to turn.
      I reckon he needs to head down our way in the Land of Oz and find himself a girl! :)
      After all Princess Mary has shown the world that Australian girls are more than capable of doing a regal job within the royal families of Europe.

      Onto the topic of coats!!!
      I too was torn between the cornflower coat and Kors coat (like Charlotte).
      The cornflower pockets felt a bit disproportionate to the coat overall and I loved the vintage look of the Kors.
      At the end of the day, I went with how Kate wore the garment, and I felt she really glowed in the cornflower.
      Her hair in that perfect pony-tail and make-up were all flawless.
      I would love to see her look like this all the time.
      She truly shone that day!

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    3. MM@ 7:42.
      I loved the last couple of lines describing Harry's on-line description! It gave me a real chuckle!
      Seriously though. I don't think most of Harry's social circle are prioritising long-term relationships/nuptials.
      I can see the link with Andrew's "partying" attitude, but deep down our Harry is more of a sensible, compassionate guy.
      I have a vivid image of him from a trip he did last year to Africa (if I recall correctly), spending some genuine time with the boys there. There was real concern and compassion towards these struggling kids. He did care. Harry just needs time and guidance from people who love him and he in return, trusts. He is still a "boy".

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    4. Maryland Moxie3 May 2014 at 21:18

      Helen, you bring up a good point - he does show promise in the philanthropic sector and may need to look in that sphere for a partner - someone educated who cares about these issues and so long as she could continue her passions there, could put up with all the royal traditions as well. It is quite something to ask a partner to give up having Christmas with their family in favor of yours, no compromise there. Kate and Will were very smart to take up Anmer Hall as Kate can station her family there and have the best of both worlds for herself and her children.

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    5. MM- Someone like Kate?
      Marg

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    6. Maryland Moxie4 May 2014 at 04:27

      No, Kate relied on her parents for a marketing job. I'm suggesting someone who actually makes a living by supporting a cause they care about. Not someone who just makes random appearances at different events for publicity because she married into a family. And I don't mean a socialite who attends the charity circuit either... rather someone with passion whose whole life isn't caught up in the jet set town and country lifestyle.

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    7. Yes MM. A significant part of the problem is that many of the aristocratic girls in Harry's circle have an enormously privileged life, where handouts are common place. Even, a well-educated lass with university credentials easily glides into a position handed by one of the family's many contacts. So a job may be one thing; but finding passion and depth in your work is another.
      The hardest of all is to find a job that you love which also benefits you and the world you live in. This younger, affluent generation have so many advantages to achieve this, but rarely do we see any attempt from them.
      I think Harry needs more than what his circle of friends offer, which is why when he's with them he is often caught doing something quite silly. He seems to be misled or trying to "fit in" - not sure what exactly?
      Either way, Harry will find Miss Compatibility once he looks outside his current circle and perhaps find what he's looking for in a "commoner".

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    8. Maybe a Kennedy?

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    9. Back to the subject of coats! :-) (Though I loved the discussion about Harry--the only thing is I have a hard time picturing him as needy. Spoiled yes, but needy no.) I wanted to mention that when I saw the dove grey Easter coat the first thing I thought of was Carole's coat at Kate's wedding. It didn't strike me as too mature for Kate, but as very Jackie O! ( That could be because I'm closer to Carole' s age than Kate's age.:-)

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  19. Since I have to choose a number one, my favorite was the Michael Kors coat. My second favorite was the Catherine Walker Russian Greatcoat. I believe these were the first and last coats worn for the tour. Least favorite were the two green coats. This comment section is such a wonderful opportunity to express our opinions. Thank you that we did not have to choose the top favorite among all the outfits.

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  20. I enjoy reading comments from those who actually understand fashion, but I just like the Michael Kors. It just looks finished to me The dove gray just seemed so right. Need more time. Will have no trouble with choosing a dress if the tea dress is included, although we technically did not see it.
    William did not go to Miami. Afraid to say the bride looks more royal than the York sisters.
    Harry reminds me of Edward VIII, in a way. He partied his way through Europe, but once he found the one, that was it. Hopefully, Harry will find someone acceptable to the RF and the British public. I quite agree with Summer. I think he may be looking for love in all the wrong places.
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  21. Theresa, from Paris3 May 2014 at 08:43

    My favorite coat was the dove-grey for Easter Sunday, but I also loved the red Catherine Walker and the Michael Kors.

    I was surprised at Harry's split from Cressida, but when you think about it, it seems quite logical. Cressida seems absolutely charming but I doubt she was cut out for the job. Too young, too flighty. I do hope he settles down eventually and maybe marries later on, with someone in her late twenties who has made her professionnal life and can feel sure of herself. It is a delicate position. Think how the Countess of Wessex found it difficult in the beginning, and is now doing fabulously, one of the Queen's favorites :-)

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  22. The dove Easter Coat and the cornflour blue McQueen were my least favourite of Kates coats, whilst I acknowlege that she was dressing for very specific occassions that were by their very nature, more sombre affairs. I thought the Michael Kors was the best, closely followed by the Red arrival in New Zealand coat. The first green Erdem coat left me quite ugh, but my son, whos 10, agreed that we both liked, the other lighter green coat. I particularly liked the high neck although Kate apparently told someone she was hot! As an Australian, I think that at times she missed the mark a little in terms of what to wear down under, but as she had never been here before it must have been difficult. Our weather, for one, can take you off guard and we dont dress up a whole lot either. I thought that she hit the mark when she wore Zimmerman for those engagements, the coat and hat for Anzac Day, the repeated dress for the walk around Uluru, and contrary to popular opinion- the pale pink Alexander McQueen 2 piece. She looked very relaxed in it whilst hanging out with young people. Just an Aussie observation. Thanks for the great Blog.

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  23. Jean from Lancs3 May 2014 at 12:53

    Difficult to choose, as I liked them all and Catherine makes everything look much better, but eventually voted for the Easter Sunday coat., but then wondered if I preferred the blue coat---which I have been calling Cambridge Blue.
    I think it is a pity that the friends and siblings of Cressida talk so much to the media. When there was talk of her family holding a meeting to discuss a royal wedding, I felt the affair was doomed---though of course, that might have been the imagination of the press. However seems odd to declare that she does not like being the centre of press attention, but wishes to be a dancer or actress, which presumably would be meant to attract attention.
    Unfortunately for Harry, he did not have those years at Uni, which allowed William and Catherine's relationship to develop in privacy.

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    1. Jean, it wasn't the milieu, it was the privacy. Excellent point!
      Anon 11:27- good observations. I also. liked the pink McQueen. Reminds me of the 2013 trooping the colors outfit. Very feminine and delicate.
      MM-07:42- I usually take a deep breath before reading your posts, but I really enjoyed your remarks. . I thought your evaluation of Harry's character was probably accurate. I only say probably, because we only know what the media allows us to know. Unless we have fly-on-the-wall status.
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    2. Jean: I have a thought regarding the paradox of Cressida's apparent dislike of public attention versus her publicized plans to be an actor/dancer: as Harry's companion, she appears as herself; as an actress/dancer, she is playing a role.
      Many actors, comedians and such become tongue-tied and shy when appearing as themselves. It is a completely different mind-set.
      All conjecture, of course.
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    3. Agree, Jean.

      A non: If I remember the article about Cressida, it said she doesn't like the attention she's getting just for being Harry's girlfriend, not that she doesn't like attention. She wants attention on her own merits. I would say to Cressida (should she ask) that if she wants attention on her own merits, she's been dating the wrong guy.

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  24. My favorite was the red Catherine Walker but the dove grey Alexander McQueen and the Michael Kors were close seconds.

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  25. I chose the Michael Kors. Not only did it look lovely on Kate, but it's the sort of coat that I could see myself buying and loving and wearing on a regular basis.

    Though I know many poked fun at the red Catherine Walker as looking a bit flight stewardess, I think it's going to be THE iconic look that we all remember 20 years down the road.

    As for the princes in Memphis--I did my undergraduate work about an hour from Memphis, and it was the big city where we all went in for concerts and fancy dates and whatnot, so it's neat to see them out and about in it! I hope they're enjoying it; Memphis isn't your typical tourist town, but that might mean they're getting a more typical American experience than trips to places like Vegas or LA or New York.

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    1. Haha nothing ladies, not even zorro!! I had been logged out and I was furiously pressing buttons to get logged in again. Don't know where the z came from haha

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    2. Thanks, anyway. Had a lot of fun and proved without a doubt I have too much time on my hands.
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  27. Like Charlotte, I was torn between the cornflower mcqueen and the kors, but ended up by voting the edgier mcqueen. The grey coat is really elegant but a little bit too plain and too carole - style, the erdem is a good idea in theory that needs a better development. I did not like the green walker at all while the red is fine but there is somithing "too much" about it!

    Hope harry will find his happiness but he has to grow up. Cressida is for sure a fine girl but too youg and def not ready for the role

    Gabriella, italy

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  28. Charlotte, I think my comment got lost somehow?

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  29. Canadian Friend3 May 2014 at 16:57

    Hi, Charlotte,

    I hope you've had some rest. I'm still marvelling at your tour coverage. It was just wonderful.

    Coats-thank you because your survey really made it possible to consider them side by side which led to me completely reordering my choices.

    No.1 for me is the Anzac Day Michael Kors. It suits Kate perfectly. The colour is dignified and the fit is beautiful. I hated the hat but the coat shines in spite of it.

    My No. 2 was originally my No. 1-the gray Easter McQueen. The tailoring is superb. I realized it was my No. 1 at first because of the hat Kate wore with it! I thought the hat helped set it apart, making it less of a winner as a coat on its own than the Kors.

    The red Walker is gorgeous but a little costume-y for me. I'm afraid I don't like the cornflower blue McQueen. Although Kate's ponytail do when she wore the blue McQueen was gorgeous!

    I think the cornflower blue fabric doesn't come across well in the photos. It looks very 1970s polyester to me. The green coats also fall into that category.

    On another happening topic-I think it's probably best for Harry and Cressida to split up. I think she's very lovely but she wants and needs to have her own life/career. If it's a life as a performer (singing/acting) that just won't wash for the Royal Family. It's a different kind of attention/celebrity and I don't think they could accept it. It's not so much Cressida herself but the spin the media would put on everything she might be doing (think of her first love scene with an actor in a play or T.V. show!?). Trying to combine the two worlds wouldn't be allowed to succeed, especially with Harry's "bad boy" image. The media attention would be constant and not very nice.

    I really hope Harry can find someone. He'll always be famous because of his birthright, his fun personality, his famous mother, etc. but he really now is out of the running for the throne (with three heirs already lined up in front of him) so it would be nice for him to have more leeway to find someone. I wish George Clooney's fiancee had a clone or a sister-although she might be a little too brainy for Harry.

    I'm definitely suffering from daily "Cambridge coverage" withdrawal-I'm interested to see if there will be wedding photos of the Guy Pelly /Memphis celebrations. I'll be interested to see the choices of Guy's American bride versus all the British weddings she has attended and their different traditions.

    Thanks for letting me go on. All the best to you, Charlotte, and your readers.

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    1. "I think the cornflower blue fabric doesn't come across well in the photos. It looks very 1970s polyester to me. The green coats also fall into that category". Yes, Canadian Friend, this is exactly what I've been feeling but I couldn't find the right words. Indeed, those coats look like 70's polyester and I thought the world knew better than to ever revisit THAT fabric!

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  30. I'm afraid so. I'm very sorry :(

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  31. I'm astonished that anyone likes that cornflower blue McQueen. Although the color is lovely, the design is abhorrent, thanks to those oversized pockets and too long hemline. Above the knee wouldn't have looked so matronly.

    The dove gray McQueen was the best because it was actually different and The Kors was nice because it didn't have that awkward collar that most of her coats have.

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    1. People have varying tastes and preferences Anon 18.01. That's what is interesting.

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    2. I like the cornflower MQ because it incorporates all elements I like in Kate' style: the streamlined silhouette, and the mix of a stylish, edgy, whimsical elemnt to a classic style. I love that type of look on the duchess because I think it that the one making the most of her beauty.
      The lenght is correct considering this year's trend: upper waistline and under the knees hem.
      Like you, I am not completely sold on the pockets but in the end I think it's a smart detail.
      The colour is ok and the ponytail added an extra stylish touch to one of my favourite look of the tour

      Gabriella,italy

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  32. I didn't know that Kate has green eyes...I always thought they were brown...

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    1. As Marg has commented further up- Kate's eyes are in fact hazel/green. The magazine cover has made them out to be a startling blue!
      They have a tendency to change with the amount of sunlight and the colour of the outfit worn.
      This happens due to the colour reflecting from the iris.
      My eye colour and my daughter's have similar colouring as Kate's and it is quite amazing to watch the changes in hues. Of course with time, (as my eyes are weary with age now), this does not happen as often.
      Kate also has the sparkle factor which makes her eyes even more attractive.

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  33. Great post! I've been looking forward to the polls following the tour:) I was torn between the red Catherine Walker, the dove Alexander McQueen from Easter, and the Michael Kors at ANZAC. I had to pick the red because I think it was one of those "iconic" Kate moments, especially the shots of William, Kate and George descending the plane steps. Truly beautiful and will go down in history as a favorite royal moment!! I wouldn't be surprised if we see either of the vivid green coats come around again for upcoming St. Patrick's Day engagements. My least favorite of the tour was actually the Alexander McQueen for the wreath ceremony when she wore the ponytail. I think the fit was totally wrong for her and made her look frumpy- which is so out of character!
    Looking forward to seeing the results and more polls:)

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    1. Agree with you on all counts! :) I chose the Catherine walker red coat too - brilliant fit and she suits that tone of red so well. I even loved the hat she wore with it. A gorgeous look. The McQueen cornflower blue coat totally sat wrong on her proportions, especially front on with those giant flappy pockets and the belt that was an inch or so too high. It looked slightly better in motion than when photographed, but it wasnt her best coat selection. I agree with others that the ponytail from that appearance was slick and such a nice change for Kate.

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  34. Sarah from Calif.4 May 2014 at 00:50

    I love the Michael Kors.

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  35. For me, it was between the red Catherine Walker and the blue Micheal Kors. I loved the Easter look too. I decided on the first look of the tour, the trd Catherine Walker. In my opinion, it was the perfect blend of all things Kate: Beautiful, regal, and spirited. Perfect for a young Royal. Thanks Charlotte!

    I will add that I disliked both green coats and the cornflower blue.

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  36. I was debating between the Noa Temperly and the Michael Kors and I voted for the Michael Kors...I dint like the green coats and as for the cornflower blue,,I loved the color but the pockets were too big and bulgy for the coat,,,Love Kate's picture on the Tatler cover,,it looks photoshopped but she still looks lovely nevertheless,Thanks chica!!xoxo

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  37. I voted for the Michael Kors coat because I thought it both suited the occasion and fitted Kate so perfectly. Excellent design and color choice, especially with the beautiful gift brooch. And it was perfectly executed. I also very much liked the red Catherine Walker, but as the tour went on it seemed a little over the top compared with the rest of her wardrobe. These two coats are designed after the princess style Princess Margaret often wore, and it is still a wonderful style for showing a beautiful figure in a refined way.

    Carolyn Wilson looks like the Memphis Belle she is. Her groom and his cronies do not look like southern gentlemen! More like country cousins. I wonder how she will adjust to London life.

    I have always thought there is something a little too delicate about Cressida Bonas for Harry and the life he will live. Chelsy Davy could have coped had she wanted to, but I admire her spunk in following her own ambition. Harry often expresses a desire to settle into married life. But I wonder if he has the makings of a faithful and reliable husband. It remains to be seen.

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    1. Lizzy Wilson studied abroad in France, has traveled Europe pretty extensively and called London home for the last two-plus years, I believe?

      Given her background, I'm sure the wedding and related events were quite tasteful and all involved felt like she and Guy melded their friends on both sides of the pond well. I have a difficult time imagining anyone seeing either of that bride or groom's extended circles as "country cousins."

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    2. I said that's how they looked - rather scruffy compared to Miss Wilson - not that that's who they are! It was just a comment on the casual attire. An actual correction to my comment: The bride's name of course is Elizabeth, and she is called Lizzy. The arrangements for the wedding were indeed the best Memphis has to offer. It is an elegant city, and a Holiday Inn heiress, granddaughter of the extremely wealthy founder of the hotel chain, can certainly afford the most exclusive venue in town.

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  38. I think I may in the minority as I liked all of the coats, even the green ones. It's hard for Kate to wear anything that does not look good. The Walker coat was fabulous as was the blue McQueen and the gray Easter coat. But if I had to pick a favorite, the one she wore on the last day was my favorite. It just seemed to ft her so well.

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  39. I was really not fond of the McQueen cornflower blue coat. Perhaps if it had been a bit shorter it might not have looked so out of proportion. I thought it weighed the lovely Princess down. The color (or British colour) however, was lovely.

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  40. I love the Erdem coat. It is so well tailored. Wonderful choice. She ALWAYS looks great in his outfits. I know I am in minority, but I really don't like the blue McQueen coat and there are a couple of situations when I didn't think they looked great on Kate.

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  41. The blue coat looked soooo wierd - hard to believe Kate stepped out in it. Color was okay. But the cut was just awful - it looked ridiculous on her hips.

    The red coat will indeed be remembered, it has the visual impact that they were looking for. Very flight attendant uniform to me. But memorable nonetheless.

    The Erdem green was pretty good, I voted for that one. Although it looked slightly "roomy"on Kate. Could be that she lost some weight. The other green had just a bizarre cut and color, looked almost as bad as the blue McQueen coat.

    The gray McQueen was very "appropriate" for Easter but somehow boring, still not a bad choice given the occasion. She could have gone for something more youthful -even if just in the accessories. A modern take on a clutch perhaps.

    The Michael Jordan was also lacking some interesting accessories to me. My mother in her 70s could have worn that outfit and feel just fine.

    So all to say I wasn't thrilled with most of her coats. Honestly. Sorry, most of you will disagree, I know

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    1. Anon 14:24- I did not know Michael Jordan had a women's fashion line. The trainers I know about. Ha!
      You gave me a chuckle.
      Now, feel free to find humor in my remarks. The laugh's on me.
      Marg

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    2. Ah... Microsoft "type ahead" - I guess Michael Jordan still beats Michael Kors when it comes to "popularity". I laughed at my own post before you did. And yes, by all means, please laugh at anything you wish (it's supposed to be one of the best ways to release stress - and we all know how badly that is required). And you don't need to worry about offending me - my ego isn't that sensitive. Trying to think if there could be an even funnier version (maybe Michael Jackson? Maybe that would be too macabre...)

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  42. I love McQueen Easter coat, and Michael Kors. First choice McQueen, second Kors. She is amazing in everything. I too did not care for the Walker green coat. that would have been a good choice had she been pregnant. The Princes at Graceland made my day. I hope they had as much fun as my hubby and I did.

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  43. This is my first time commenting here, so saying Hi! to all who are here. I just found this blog right before the Royal Tour got under way and check in every so often to see what is happening with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

    I voted for the Michael Kors with the red Catherine Walker coming in for a close 2nd. The Michael Kors dress was a perfect fit for Kate and I loved how the red poppy pin just seemed to pop and made the dress really shine. I also like the hat she chose to wear with the coat and it pulled everything together.

    My least 2 favorite were the McQueen cornflower blue and the Catherine Walker vid green. The pockets on the McQueen coat seemed to have over powered her petite frame. The color was stunning on her and I like her hair in a pony tail, but the overall look of the coat just didn't work for her.

    I also didn't like the Catherine Walker vivid green coat. Not only did I not like the color, but I didn't like how they had redone the neckline of the coat. If the original had been kept, then I would have liked it a lot better, but since it was given the zipper and high neckline it just didn't look right.

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  44. I heard on a news report that Harry & Cressida split after an argument - or ROW in English!! - over Harry's refusal to pay C.s way to Memphis!! THAT'S anew one!!
    I STILL say the Dove grey was complete elegance (to me the blue was clunky-looking and the red's buttons were very overpowering and the pillbox was too old for her ) and the dove grey was a missed opportunity to compliment Australia
    wkth the wattle brooch as she did to NZ with the fern brooch. Just my opinions.

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    1. Jo, I am pretty sure Kate would have worn the wattle brooch if the Queen had offered it. I wonder if HRH Camilla has worn it yet? If not, that may factor in. Also, I believe that brooch is a particular favorite of HM .She may not wish to share just yet.
      The protocols are so convoluted. I would actually love to see someone (Cressida?) pop in and tap dance all over the royal conventions. At least the ones that no longer have relevance. Some are needed to keep order.I mean someone who will take on the royal mantle. We know Zara does her own thing . And certainly one who will enrich, not pollute the royal strain.
      Jo, I hadn't heard that version of the story. I wonder who pays for island and ski vacations?
      I loved the dove, too, but I have been wondering if I would like it as much without the hat? The Kors, yes.
      Well, this has turned into bit of a soliloquy.
      Marg

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    2. Has Camilla worn the New Zealand fern brooch? I remember she has worn the Canadian maple leaf brooch. I can't help feeling that the yellow arrival dress and the grey Easter coat were designed with the wattle brooch in mind. Perhaps Angela Kelly thought it would be loaned, but the Queen decided otherwise.

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    3. I do find it odd that the Queen would lend a brooch relevant to NZ and nothing relevant to Australia.

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  45. I am surprised by how many people like the Grey coat she wore on easter..I thought it was dull especially for easter! By fair my favorite is the light blue...also I hope Kate gets back to work asap!

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  46. It was so hard to choose the best. So I voted for three pieces, the two McQueens and Michael Kors (one of my fav designers, I am so happy that Catherine decided to wear him). Great article. Thank you for this amazing website, I don´t know what I ´do without you :) Really :))

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  47. A non mouse (hope I spelled you right!) You could be right about The Queen's wattle brooch...but it just doesn't make sense to me that she'd lend Kate the fern for NZ (plus the sparkly fern design on the dress at the unveiling of HM's portrait.....then no such graceful gesture for Australia! It's oddly inconsistent. We'll probably never know the behind-the-scenes dynamics!

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    1. How right you are, Jo!

      Marg

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    2. Charlotte how many followers you have… see the figures of the poll: incredible! you are a rising star of the web!

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  48. LOVED the dove-gray Easter coat. When I saw that, I thought, "now there's a duchess!" She looked so elegant. Effortless sophistication.

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  49. Hello Charlotte!

    First of all: Thans a lot for your great, great work during the years on your blog!! It's actually, respect he Highnesses and the choice of Picture is great! I consult your blog every day!! Now I've a question: We're in normandy during the D-Day anniversary.... do you know, how or where i must search for finding out, where we can see de Quenn, the Duke or the Duchess....? Have they some public Engagements??? Thanks a lot for your help!!! I was on the official D-Day-Page.... but i could'nt find anything.... and the sword beach is great! gg (And sorry for my bad english... I hope you can understand me...). Greetings from Switzerland Priska

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    1. Hello!

      Once the Palace confirm we'll hear all the details and I'll include them in a blog post once they're available. I expect we'll hear something official quite soon.

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  50. Reading the arrangements for the Wilson/Pelly wedding, I see that William and Harry, and probably Beatrice and Eugenie, stayed at the famous Peabody Hotel. I hope they got to see the famous Peabody ducks, who ride the elevator down each morning from their elegant roost on the roof, then march across the lobby to the fountain where they spend the day. In the evening, they march back to the elevator and ride upstairs to their roof. Watching the Duck March is a favorite activity for Memphis tourists.

    http://www.peabodymemphis.com/peabody-ducks/

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  51. hanna from finland5 May 2014 at 19:32

    I voted for elegant and stylish but modern cornflower Alexander MCQueen

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  52. M, the Netherlands5 May 2014 at 20:19

    Great post Charlotte! I voted for the red Catherine Walker coat she wore when they arrived in New Zealand.

    I visited London last Saturday, too bad I didn't see any Royal ;) I finally got myself the Harrods Royal Baby mug though and I am so happy! Couldn't get it earlier because the shipping costs are insane and of course it is much more fun to buy it yourself at the shop than to get it shipped :)

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  53. anon from Leominster6 May 2014 at 08:50

    I do hope engagements are announced soon to offset the media fuss about the expense of Memphis. It was probably even more expensive for the United States but princes are entitled to go to friends' weddings. It would have been a snub if William and Harry didn't.

    I loved the grey Easter coat, so understated and elegant and only someone as slim as Kate could wear it. I also loved the Kors and the cornflower coat was quite nice. The red Walker coat was very theatrical so made a striking first impression. I didn't like the green coats which were so oddly similar too. Preferred the green of the Erdam because it had more blue in it and was better on Kate but didn't like the hem of the - very pretty - dress showing. Very messy.

    Don't think Harry yet has found the perfect woman. Definitely not a social climber like Pippa!!!! Chelsy was a great love for him and I loved the fact that she sought a career and didn't just hang out like Kate but their relationship was pretty spirited and based a lot on holidays which isn't what life is about. Cressida just didn't feel right to me - thought the Bransons were really pushing it on both of them but they may yet get back together. Don't think it would be a stable marriage though. It would be good to see him settle down but he does need to do it right.

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  54. Most of the looks were pretty "standard kate" - which is to say "safe" and (in my humble opinion) lacking personallity. The red Catherine walker was a bit more useful. Otherwise they could have all been worn th hr majesty herself (nothing to suggest a 30 somthing year old young lady... even if she is young royal). But I have expressed my views here before (and at best half made it - so it laves me wondering why I bother... and still here I am again). She needs to wear something different NOW - cause when she will be 50 or better, it will be "very inappropriate". To me it should be eqaully inappropriate to wear boring things just to copy the queen. Hemlines aside (yes, they could be longer than during her pregnancy) - Her Majesty should allow kate to be who she is (and to begin with Kate was quite conservative, but at least somewhat less boring). There - I said it (but it likely won't get published anyway)

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  55. I voted for the blue McQueen and the Kors coat. I also think the the grey McQueen was smart. I didn't realise before the second appearance of the black coat (on this tour) that it is composed of different fabrics, I thought it was 'shiny black' all over, it was difficult to see it properly from the photos on the Remembrance balcony in London. I saw Kate's photo on the cover of the latest issue of 'Tatler' in the shops. I wondered if there was an article inside about her. Amazed to find that there is a 'cardboard cut-out' dressing 'Kate' doll!!!! I too was surprised about the break-up of Harry and Cressie. A UK magazine that I saw today is saying that Kate has suggested to Cressie that a temporary break-up may be a good thing as she benefited from the temporary break with William in 2007 (I think it was?)

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