Saturday, 26 September 2015

UPDATED: Kate Surprises in Print Trousers for England v Wales Match

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry watched the England versus Wales match at Twickenham tonight.


The royal trio carried out separate engagements during the week before coming together for tonight's game. Yesterday, the Duchess made an unexpected visit to HM Prison Send in Surrey where she met people involved in an addiction programme.


Tonight's match is perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated in the Rugby World Cup; indeed it's a rather competitive one for the Princes who supported opposing teams. Prince William is vice-patron of the Welsh Rugby Union and Prince Harry is honorary president of England Rugby. Official roles aside, the two are avid fans of the sport.


More from People:

'The brothers, and Princess Kate, were back in the stands, where they had been for the opening ceremony Sept. 18, to watch England take on Wales at Twickenham, London. William and Kate were rooting for Wales while Harry backed England.
 Kate and William, both 33, could be seen at the start heartily singing the Welsh national anthem – in Welsh, no less – a clear sign of their support. William donned the Welsh jacket while Harry wore a white shirt for England. '

Experts predict the game will be the most lucrative of the tournament with fans at Twickenham spending £10 million. An estimated 10 million viewers (including my other half) tuned in to see which team would be victorious.


The Duke and Duchess singing the Welsh national anthem.

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Prince Harry looked less than impressed.


There was an enormous turnout of support for both teams.

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A look at the players in action.

Welsh Rugby Union

There were plenty of tense moments.


One of the best photos of the night.


Whilst it was looking like the momentum was with England, Wales fought back and levelled before Dan Biggar scored a penalty from fifty metres handing the victory to Wales with a final score of 25-28.

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A delighted William and Kate embrace.


It's always quiet lovely to see the two sharing a romantic moment.


As a stunned Harry looks to the heavens wondering what went wrong (again, a direct quote from the other half who was very much experiencing the same reaction as Harry).


William offered some much needed brotherly support.


We waited hours for photos of Kate's outfit to emerge and there was enormous surprise when we discovered she was wearing print trousers. It was very much expected Kate would choose her "sporting uniform" for the rugby events, but she completely changed it up. It's wonderful to see Kate having fun with fashion, and I'm very pleased to see her trying a more youthful look.


The hunt for the exact pair Kate wore went on for hours before Angela on Kate's Closet shared a link to a pair from ZARA. The black/ecru floral print trousers are a trendy style and they come with a skinny brown belt. They retail for £26.

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Another look.


For those wishing to Repli-Kate the look, print trousers are very much in style at the moment with a wide selection of colourways and patterns available on the high street. Below we look at the GAP Printed Slim Cropped Pants, Somerset by Alice Temperley Diamond Print Trousers, the Topshop Jodie Trousers and the Hobbs Mackay Trousers (as mentioned by several readers).


Kate wore a black jacket with large buttons and velvet/faux fur trim. Due to the lack of good quality photographs it remains unidentified. We'll update if the piece is discovered.


Kate debuted an eye-catching pair of new earrings by jewellery designer Catherine Zoraida (with thanks to Sophie from What Kate Wore FB). The Fern Hoop Earrings are available in gold for £150 and 18 ct solid gold for £700.

Catherine Zoraida

Readers will recall Kate wore pieces by the jeweller to compliment her bespoke Alexander McQueen at a State Dinner in Malaysia during the South-East Asia tour in 2012. Below we see the Double Leaf Earrings and Spread Your Wings bracelet.

Catherine Zoraida

It appears Kate wore the red Hugo Boss scarf she selected for Christmas Day in Berkshire in 2012 and during the Canada tour in 2011. The choice of red was most likely in support of William's team.


Unfortunately the quality of photographs from the event was very poor. We'll update if better photos become available.


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In two other brief updates, our Claudia Bradby giveaway is ongoing. For the change to win the Kate Rose Quartz and Silver Necklace and Biography Pearl Drop Earrings please click here. Readers can also avail of an exclusive 15% discount code by entering HRHAW15 at the checkout.


Claudia Bradby

Kate is expected to have a busy calendar for October and we should begin to hear announcements very shortly. Kensington Palace shared this tweet earlier today.

Kensington Palace Twitter Feed

We hope you're all having a fantastic weekend! :)

302 comments:

  1. Emma didn't look the happiest in some of the pictures, Large Noise crowds are probably not her favorite.

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    1. Might be that, or that she was rooting for England :P Or that noisy big crowds are a security nightmare.

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    2. The 2 security next to Emma didn't look too excited about the game either.

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    3. Yeah, they're not supposed to watch the game, they're watching the crowd. So it would be odd if they were cheering to much.

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    4. I thought she expected trouble between Harry and William, given the way she kept looking back at them! LOL

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    5. Of course they aren't excited about the game since they can't really watch it. They are obviously keeping an eye on the Royals and watching out for possible threats.

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    6. That's probably because they aren't there for the game. They are working and scanning the crowd to ensure the 3 royals were kept safe. It's hard to enjoy something when you are working. One loss of focus for the security team can have devastating impacts.

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    7. I think the boys handled it nobly. I also was wondering how that might work out.

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    8. I would think it's a bit stressful being on duty at an event like this. Thousands of people, loud, rowdy might make it a bit more difficult. I know they are trained for all situations, but.... Julie from NC worded it correctly that a loss of focus can have devastating impacts.

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    9. Exactly anon 05.37. They have to assess sounds and people acting abnormal in a group of people doing nothing else than sounding and acting abnormal :P

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  2. I laughed when I saw Harry's not so impressed look at William and Catherine. It reminded me greatly of the way my sister looked at my brother and I when we were younger. We were a bit mischievous and she was not.

    They look like they had a great time!

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    1. I don't think it's a 'not impressed' look. I think there's a hint of a smirk there and he'll have taken the mickey out of his brother later.

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  3. What a tense game! :O It was actually rather fun to watch! But more fun now, watching the reaction-pictures of the royals! A cute hug between Kate and William, glares from Harry, tense moments! :)

    Very fun to see them both singing the Welsh Anthem :)

    I love her new earrings!! :) Also how she had her hair pulled back a bit, very sweet!

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  4. Not sure if those glasses suit William; think he should try some other styles!

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    1. Really?! I think he looks GREAT in them!! :)

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    2. I was so focused on Harry's yumminess I had to go back and look at William's glasses. I actually think they look good on him.

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    3. I know everyone think Harry looks so yummy with the beard. And objectivly I can see it. But I just get the creeps if I try to think of it as hot because he looks eerily like my grandfather before he went grey xD With that red beard and close sitting, pale eyes :P So he reminds me too much of him for me to like it in THAT way :P

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    4. Julia from Leominster27 September 2015 at 06:50

      Your grandfather must have been much admired by the ladies. I very much like Harry's beard.

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    5. HAHHAHA, he didn't have beard when he was younger. I've never thought about it :P My other grandfather on the other hand looks like an old movie star when he was young... Speaking of people looking good when they were young. Prince Phillip!! :O Dear god, Elizabeth did WELL! :P

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    6. Julia from Leominster27 September 2015 at 15:45

      Sounds like you have a fine pair of grnaddads on both sides!

      Philip was very handsome - although not quite my type. The queen was certainly smitten from a young age though! He's been an outstanding hubby to her - you see them so much together. That's one thing I wish for with William and Kate - that they would go to more evening events together like the Tusk party. Surely, the little ones are heading to bed by then. (Although I suppose if they keep the children in Norfolk - there would have to be a night away.)

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    7. My dad looked like Paul Newman. A not-quite-as-good-looking Paul Newman. Miss dad. Miss Paul too. :)

      Who does your other grandfather look like Rebecca?

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    8. Oh, noone in particular that I know of, Bluhare :P Just that general vibe! :)

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    9. Bluhare, can you believe that my dad was a mix of Paul Newman and Marlon Brando?

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    10. Really, Paola? He must have been one good looking man. A young Marlon Brando and Paul Newman combination? That would be practically male perfection!

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    11. My dad was a mix of Rock Hudson and James Garner. Anyone ever heard of them? :)

      A lot of my friends growing up acted so silly around my dad because they thought he was soooo handsome and charming. I was like, um, yeh, that's ma dad. :) My dad thought that was so funny having a bunch of lanky pre-teens giggling and acting silly every time he came around.

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    12. My dad was a very handsome man. My mother was the most jealous woman on earth, and Dad was a sailor...

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  5. Great funny pics. Love to see those tender moment between Will and Kate

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  6. William seems very relaxed, spontaneous & affectionate.

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  7. Theresa, from Paris26 September 2015 at 22:44

    Laughed aloud at your comments, dear Charlotte, about your other half !!!! A great post !!!
    My nephews are avid rugby players and are rooting for France, whom I think are not among the favorites, but I don't say anything out loud :-)

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    1. Believe me, Kate's attendance is my only reason for watching the rugby. My other half loves it though :)

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    2. cute, Charlotte. I can totally relate.

      My husband's family and their social circle happen to be very sports oriented with our state university, in particular, so much so that I had to plan our winter wedding on a game-less weekend or else all of our guests would have had a very tough decision to make, not to mention the immediate wedding party. :)

      My sister-in-law faced the same dilemma in planning her wedding.

      Have watched many a game to keep my hubbie company. Just watched a football game with my
      son this afternoon. :)

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    3. didn't mean to rub it in or anything Amy.
      Cheer up, they'll come around. :)

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    4. A university football game is happening to my right. I'm paying no attention to it.

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    5. I didn't say I watch the games. I am just there for moral support. I often read this blog during the games. :)

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    6. Julia from Leominster27 September 2015 at 06:52

      Not at all a sports fan myself although my dear late dad would watch anything. I don't know that it has much to do with fitness either. The men I know who are keen spend more time sitting in front of the television on the weekend rather than being out doing something.

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    7. So true, Julia! When I watch ballet I want to get up and do an arabesque (as I used to dance ages ago, ha) but watching sports doesn't seem to have that effect on my better half! He seems perfectly content just sitting for hours or falling 😴 !!

      Alexandra, Fla

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    8. Alexandra - Florida28 September 2015 at 01:46

      Or falling *asleep*. I guess my sleepy face didn't work!

      But, on a success note, I posted a comment from my cell phone today and it worked! Yay! Some weird spaces appeared when I saw it here but that's an accomplishment for me :) I need to go back to a previous post where we talked about this to see who wanted to know but it worked! Now I just need to figure out how to get my name and state up top since there are two of us.

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  8. Amy, Detroit Michigan26 September 2015 at 23:11

    Harry's face...I know that face, I know it all too well. It is my face almost every Sunday watching my much beloved Detroit Lions. Sigh........

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    1. Me too, Amy,

      WVU vs Penn State for homecoming year after year after year, back in the day. Of course WVU has a state of the art football program now and has had for years. Their team this year, so far, is undefeated.

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    2. Rhonda - Wisconsin27 September 2015 at 14:39

      Me too Amy!! Even though I now live in Wisconsin, was born and raised in Michigan. Loved the pictures tonight - Kate looked amazing!!

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    3. As my husband was watching the Lions lose to Denver tonight, the beginning of the moon eclipse was shown. That caused us to look out the window, and sure enough the clouds that were heavy at sunset had cleared and we had a beautiful view of the eclipse of the super moon. We are grateful for the Lions lunar coverage! I'm sorry for your dashed hopes, Amy, but something good came of that sports event.

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  9. Looks like a lot of fun! Especially enjoyed Harry's annoyance with William singing the boisterous Welsh national anthem. I love that red scarf! The earrings would work well if the Duchess attended a New Zealand match, too.

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  10. My inner Druid priestess is happy Wales won. My outer English chav does not like to see Harry sad. :)

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    1. Agreed. But this "sad" result produced some really great pic of Harry!:))

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    2. Bluhare... I am back to the blog after a long super-busy moment and I find you as a Druid priestess... non ci posso credere! (translation: I can't believe it).!

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    3. Julia from Leominster27 September 2015 at 15:48

      Love it Bluhare - I think the priestess must have won out! And love your reaction Paola! A bit of Italian I shall keep for upcoming holidays!

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    4. I've noticed you've not been around Paola, and it's lovely to see you back. Unfortunately, Google Translate doesn't translate Welsh Druid so my inner priestess can't welcome you back. You'll have to settle for me. :)

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    5. Google Translate is very poor indeed, if it cannot translate Welsh Druid! What did they do it for? (in Italian: che l'hanno fatto a fare?) I don't know if this sentence has any sense in English, in Italian it is a very common one.
      Hi Julia Hi Bluhare, I'm afraid I will have very little time to stay online with Charlotte's blog: I am following a class for teaching Art History... open your ears... IN ENGLISH!!! ahahah my poor pupils...

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    6. Pop in when you can, Paola. You are this blog's little ray of sunshine and I miss you when you're gone.

      I hope your class goes well, though. Buona fortuna and the Druid priestess says Pob lwc. That should be good luck in Welsh!

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  11. I was cheering for Wales, Whoopeee !!!!!! Love the pictures of Harry looking at William (classic brotherhood)
    I've never watched Rugby......maybe someday!

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  12. Harry is Vice Patron of England Rugby. The same position William has for the Welsh side. Harry is the honorary president for the World Cup tournament, which England is hosting.

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  13. Loved the cute brotherly rivalry and how William particularly belted out that anthem just a tiny bit louder just for Harry. :)
    Loved how William appreciated Kate's presence there.

    If I were the PPO there, in a crowd, during a loud high profile sports venue, it would be all business for me also.

    California Girl

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  14. Tedi in California27 September 2015 at 00:24

    Good to see them all together. Looked like a fun evening. Harry is a hoot, love him.

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    1. The three of them are so natural together. So glad that they have each other. What a blessing.

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  15. Kate is definitely wearing a coat, my guess is the light blue part is part of the ID badge you see other people are wearing and not a dress. This is them arriving.

    http://gty.im/490165114?

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  16. Looks like they had a great time tonight at the game. I love the expression on Harry's face when he is less than impressed with William's singing. I literally laughed out loud.

    I love Kate's earrings, they are so pretty and unusual. I hope more pictures come out soon.

    Thanks Charlotte for the great post.

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    1. Julie, I had the same reaction at Harry's expression! Too funny!

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  17. Still awaiting HQ photos everyone. I imagine within the next couple of hours at the very latest we'll see something.

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  18. Ladies, Kate is wearing polka dot trousers. I repeat polka dot trousers..

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    1. I did NOT see that one coming! But I like it. Patterned trousers are VERY in and she stuck to a "traditional" pattern in neutral colours! A very nice pant-option :) I like it. She's not the first royal to follow the trend. I think Letizia have worn patterned pants as well :)

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    2. Thanks, Charlotte. :)

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    3. I was thinking the same thing, Rebecca. The pants are something that Queen Letiezia would wear

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    4. Wow!! Pants!!! If I had not seen the picture, I would not believe it. See Charlotte, someone in her camp is reading your blog, for sure :-)

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    5. Polka dots? hadn't seen the pants yet. Now that I have, Yes. Gorgeous sports outfit.

      02:16

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    6. The pants look like the Olivias from Reiss

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    7. I agree Erika. Someone from Kate's camp is reading this blog AND implementing change.
      Lots of good Ideas here so kudos to them.

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    8. Proof! Kate reads us. ;-)

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    9. Charlotte, I am giggling at your comment imaging the tone you might have said it in. POLKA DOT TROUSERS. I absolutely LOVE the polka dot trousers! Way to go Kate on the new look!

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    10. BINGO, you know they do.

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    11. LOVE the trousers!

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    12. Kate,

      It was said with great enthusiasm and shock :)

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    13. Julia from Leominster27 September 2015 at 06:54

      Dare we hope someone does read us - but whatever the cause, wonderful.

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    14. It cracks me up that KATE WEARS PANTS is the headline for most articles about her appearance. Makes it sound like someone who often goes out forgetting their pants.

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    15. Hahahah, oh lord Moxie :P

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    16. Moxie LOL II can't stop laughing!

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  19. This was a very naughty post for me. I LOVE the earrings and just ordered them in silver. That has never happened to me before. Early Christmas present to myself :-) Can I do that in September?:-)

    I love seeing W,K&H at events like this. They are so natural with one another, in a way we never see during official apppearances.

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    1. Ofc you can! :) You're a grown woman!! :)

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    2. Lol I am, aren't I Rebecca.

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    3. Erika,

      Think of it as your little reward/perk for helping to nurse your daughter back to health. :)

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    4. Good idea 3:12. Much less guilt that way :-)

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    5. And, of course, your daughter can borrow them when she's a little older. :)

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    6. Good for you Erika!!:))

      A big yeahhhhh finally she changed it up! I suppose this has been my fave post for a long time!! Unfortunately I can't relate to rugby at all, I am a tennis fan but never mind.

      Harry looked really funny sometimes, it is funny to see how people invest in certain sports! Totally awesome!

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    7. Well, Erika, if it makes you feel any better, I just ordered the everyday pearl drop earrings! I really want a piece of CB jewelry and these are simple and affordable and my way of thanking you Charlotte and Claudia for the beautiful jewelry, the discount and the giveaway!

      A very fun and happy post (and nice to see Kate in pants!)

      Alexandra, Fla

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    8. How's Catherine doing, Erika? Is she ready to design a state dinner outfit? (I'll vote for it if she does; I know it will be very chic and I'm really looking forward to the shoes!)

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    9. It makes me feel a lot better Alexandra. Was the shipping very expensive? Mine was :-( The pearl earrings are beautiful. Enjoy them :-)

      She is doing great bluhare. The cast is off and she is finishing up some physical therapy, so that crisis is over....... on to the next :-) She is more than ready to design the next outfit but I don't know that she can top those shoes.

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  20. PANTS!??? I CANT BELIEVE IT! I can't remember her wearing pants since she got married
    And polka dot pants no less! I so wanted to curse the guy sitting in front of her because he was blocking our view of a full length look at Kates outfit

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    1. Did Kate wear pants a lot before they got married? I am trying to recall any photos I have seen but nothing comes to mind

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    2. When the security guard sitting to Emma's left kind of slightly bent forward, covering his mouth, she and the security person on the other side of that guy definitely took notice. Thankfully he perhaps was just reacting to the game.

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    3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pants. YAY, Kate.

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    4. Kate's worn plenty of jeans, but I do want to see more dress pants.

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    5. There were a lot of photos from her pre engagement days in pants other than those Zara jeans
      I'm just happy she seems to be getting her 2011 swag back!
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    6. Sarah, but they were still all jeans, right? I can't remember seeing her in any other pants than training pants and jeans. But I might be mistaken.

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    7. I know anon 02:33! I couldn't tell if he was laughing, crying or about to throw up!! Was a funny pic, though!

      Alexandra, Fla

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    8. Silly question Rebecca, do you speak Swedish?
      love your posts, btw, :)

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    9. Haha, yeah I do Anon 05.16 :)

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    10. Thanks Rebecca, that's nice to know. :)

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    11. Haha, no problem :) Any particular reason you asked? :) or just curious? :)

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    12. No particular reason other than some people in their native lands do not always speak their native language, especially in metropolitan areas, especially these days.
      So nice to know when people do. I have always wanted to speak more than one language but got busy with other things, although, living in southetn California I know a substantial amount of Spanish I guess. Also your English is so good
      I thought it might be your first language. :)

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    13. Aaah. Nah, here you kind of have to speak Swedish. Not because people don't know english, but we are in Sweden so Swedish is the language spoken :P But I'll take it as a huge compliment that you thought English was my native tounge!! :)

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    14. Wow, that is amazing Rebecca, I wondered about your lovely use of English as well! Good for you!! Are kids in Sweden exposed to English in school as a second language or did you just learn it? Like anon, I wish I had learned another language when my brain was younger (ha!)

      I have enjoyed bits and pieces of the Pope's visit here in the states and last night was trying to follow a little of his speech in Philadelphia, the Festival for Families. I loved listening and being inspired by him but unfortunately I had to rely on the translator to follow as my brief exposure to Spanish in elementary school didn't stay with me!! But the message of "la famiglia" was strong! See, not even sure about the spelling!

      Alexandra, Fla

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    15. I remember Kate wearing dress pants to one afternoon official visit not long after the wedding. I believe she wore them with wedge booties. At the time, many Kate watchers commented the outfit was not regal enough for the engagement. Since then, no pants :-)

      Sue T., NJ

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    16. Aww, thank you Alexandra. Yes, we start learning english at about age 8 or something :) So we get early introduction to it here. Everyone also reads a second language from about age 12 (French, German or Spanish), although 6 years of Spanish and I can barely present myself since I've had no use of the language. I have learnt much of my everyday english though by watching tv-shows and having a bit "odd" interest so I have had to use english on forums and such! So I have been exposed to english alot since school. I think the only way to actually keeping a language fresh is to use it in one way or another :)

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    17. That's wonderful and fascinating, Rebecca! Keep it up, girl!

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    18. Kate did wear different types of pants before she was married! It always baffles me why she decided to stop and just wearing skinny jeans. It's odd.

      https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/1912419_651571134912114_1319665962939468598_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=f8ffbc1a7de8116b144b79abcb12fd71&oe=56A01A67https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/1912419_651571134912114_1319665962939468598_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=f8ffbc1a7de8116b144b79abcb12fd71&oe=56A01A67

      https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10320506_757136487660157_9029034374588119757_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=66709ad89622242185438ef0a569c724&oe=569763B4

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    19. Sue T -
      Do you have any links to the pics? I for some reason can't remember that engagement.

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  21. Polka dot pants? I literally spit out a sip of my Pinot Noir as I scrolled down to that pic. No skinny jeans!

    Yay Kate!

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  22. Kate looks to be wearing the Hobbs White Mackay trousers. But cannot be sure!
    https://www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0215-8192-9045L00&productvarid=0215-8192-9045L00-BLACK-IVORY-8&refpage=trousers

    As for her blazer, I will leave that to you!

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  23. Looks to me that Kate is wearing the Hobbs Mackay pants, https://www.hobbs.co.uk/product/display?productID=0215-8192-9045L00&productvarid=0215-8192-9045L00-BLACK-IVORY-8&refpage=trousers

    Could be wrong though! Would like to know which coat/blazer she is wearing. It's hard to tell from the pictures.

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  24. Melanie from California27 September 2015 at 02:49

    I think Kate's polka dot pants are from ASOS. The print matches the photo on the link I found. But, I'm not sure she is wearing maternity pants.

    http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Maternity-0-Pack-Jersey-Peg-Pants-in-Plain-Black-and-Spot-Print-SAVE-00/15pq9v/?iid=5049973&clr=Blackspot&SearchQuery=polka+dot&pgesize=2&pge=0&totalstyles=2&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=1&mporgp=L2Fzb3MtbWF0ZXJuaXR5L2Fzb3MtbWF0ZXJuaXR5LTItcGFjay1qZXJzZXktcGVnLXBhbnRzLWluLXBsYWluLWJsYWNrLWFuZC1wb2xrYS1kb3Qtc2F2ZS0yNS0vcHJvZC8.

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  25. NO UNIFORM, HalleluYah

    Loved the pants, the little updo, the new earrings, the short Jacket. Truly, I think she heard our fashion advice. lol

    California Girl

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  26. Tedi in California27 September 2015 at 03:24

    My husband is Welsh, so you know who we were rooting for. Those (ahem)! pants!!! Whoa!

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  27. Someone is definitely reading the blog!!! Kate is now starting to do all the things which have been topics on here. She looks great! And I sincerely hope the skinny jeans have gone in the bin!

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  28. Glory be hallelujah!!!
    Kate is not wearing her skinny jeans. I think this is the day lots of us ladies were waiting for. And it's finally here!
    Ok I'm now about 75% convinced that Kate's pr team does read comments about Kate. Lol.
    This was definitely a major wardrobe change, and she's not wearing a navy blazer either. Thank God!!
    Do I think the skinny jeans and wedges will pop up again, definitely! But lets hope they will less frequently and she starts wearing more pants like these.
    Kate is finally wearing her big girl pants!!!

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    1. very funny exchange of comments, I like that ! and I have really enjoyed Harry's face, he does play like an actor, what a face looking at William singing apparently very loud !! if a somebody, whoever, reads all these comments on behalf of the Duchess, I have to say I really do not like the way she has her hair now ! it makes her look older, and as we say in France "négligé" ... she has beautifull hair and they are really well looked after, and she now looks like any girl in the street ...

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    2. I agree anonymous, I still don't like her hair. I think it does age her about 10 years.

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  29. KATE CAME TO OUR RESCUE,

    She not only mercifully spared us from her uniform but wowed us with something so fresh and sweet.

    Thank you Kate, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
    hope you know how much we truly appreciate it.

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  30. Blair: big girl pants! I love it!

    So happy to see Kate in proper trousers and looking quite happy.

    I too am convinced that someone on Kate's PR team is reading this blog, kuddos Charlotte.

    And I have to say it again, Harry is just delicious!

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  31. hmm I love the pants im not a rugby fan but my cousin love these believe me I only watch it because of the duchess im cheering for wales my cousin and beau since wales won they ask me have a free and great dinner will I love the pants with polka dots charlotte love too see the hq pictures

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  32. They look like Zara floral print pants

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  33. Someone on fb suggested these - http://www.zara.com/us/en/woman/trousers/view-all/floral-print-trousers-c733898p2903517.html. I agree.

    Phyl

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  34. Hello everyone!

    The post is updated with the ZARA Trousers (we originally thoughts they were the REISS Olivia). We're still awaiting high-res photos.

    What do you all think of the trousers? It's great to see her trying a new look.

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    1. Thanks for the updates Charlotte,

      how do I love the trousers, ALOT, :)
      She looked SO beautiful today and comfortable.
      All of our fashion angst and efforts paid off. I think they are listening.

      Love to see the three of them together. Diana would be so happy.

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    2. Posted above, but LOVE the pants! SO cute and stylish! Great job Kate!

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    3. Julia from Leominster27 September 2015 at 15:53

      I loved the trousers - they looked so nice. Such a youthful, fun bright look!

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  35. This is one of my favorite posts because I LOVE seeing the terrific trio together! William, Kate, and Harry looked to have a fabulous night together. Poor Harry though; I feel a bit sorry for his loss. The picture of him looking off in disbelief...I want to give him a squeeze and tell him it's alright. :) William and Kate look lovely together and we all love to see a little Royal PDA. They look very happy. Said it a couple times above and will say it again...LOVE THE PANTS!

    Great, great, great post Charlotte! Happy to see Wills, Kate, and Harry together! Happy about the polka dot trousers! Happy for the lovely (and some funny) pictures! Happy for the love and happiness! :)

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  36. Does anyone know who the guy sitting beside Kate is? The one that's not William :P He looked rather chummy with them and looked on Harrys phone and chatted with them and such. I was wondering if they knew him since before or they were just chatting along anyways.

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    1. good question Rebecca,

      I wondered that also.

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    2. Someone on Twitter said it was one of the Van Straubenzee brothers

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    3. Hmmm... it is? That would make sense then that they seemed chummy :P

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    4. He looks like a Van Straubenzee

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    5. He does. Which one though?

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    6. So, we need an ID on the Jacket, (shoes), and the Van Straubenzee.

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    7. Hhahah, what a wonderfully, funny comment anon 00.01 :P

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  37. Oh happy day... trousers! Incredible! I start to think that SHE reads your blog Charlotte...

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  38. Love the polk dot pants so glad she lost the uniform!! Really nice earings a fresh look all around it is to bad we don't have a full front view im sure someone has a front view pic, poor Harry i feel bad for him, but wills is comforting him which is so cute, thanks charlotte for the great post you really are fast getting everything together

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  39. Julia from Leominster27 September 2015 at 06:58

    The photos are so wonderful - she and William are so gloriously happy together - it is delightful to see. And poor Harry!! He did look a bit grim there. A fine afternoon and - dare I say it - an exciting victory.

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    1. I agree! Seeing them so happy and touchy-feely (about) 12 years into a relationship is heartwarming. These two seem to have the longest honeymoon period :P And it's not the over the top touching, it's subtle things mostly! Very sweet!

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    2. Julia from Leominster27 September 2015 at 15:34

      Now Rebecca, Mr Leo and I have the longest honeymoon period - thirty years! And not afraid to show it - within reason. And I have no doubt that William and Kate will look equally loving after thirty years although I will have to be a very old lady in my eighties to see it.

      And you're right - it's not over the top. Even my mum would have approved. And actually she and my dad had one of the longest honeymoons, almost sixty-five years and they still acted like newlyweds. In fact she couldn't live without him and died just a short time after he did.

      I hope William and Kate have as many happy years together. With the strong genes on William's side at least, it could happen. I'm waiting with excitement because I believe Philip and Elizabeth will reach the big seventy in a couple of years. I'm thinking that will be another milestone, because no other monarch had so long a marriage. George III and Charlotte were the next longest, I believe at fifty-something.

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    3. Aww that's so sweet, Julia :)

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  40. Again...(I'll just cut and paste my comment from the last blog entry): WIN, WIN, WIN for me! Yay, Kate! I love everything about this appearance. And from the rest of everyone's comments, we all seem to be in agreement.

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  41. Sweet! I love her whole look. At first I thought she was wearing a red blazer and was happy just for something other than the navy blue blazer, but this, this is even better! PATTERNED PANTS! WOW!! I feel like Kate's wardrobe just won a game (since we are in the sports theme tonight)! Thank you Kate for changing it up for whatever reason.

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    1. I agree with you Darla! Kate's pants did indeed win the game this time!!I hope she keeps on this winning streak:) Thank You Charlotte!!xoxo

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  42. I love those pants, its about time Kate, and I want a pair of them! Actually so surprised to see she wore something other than her blue skinny jeans! October looks like its going to be an interesting month of engagements... thank you for the post.

    Rebecca

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  43. Pants ! Whoop whoop I have recently bought the Alice T diamond print ones from John Lewis they are great 😝

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  44. HRH looks amazing! Love the look- both William & Kate really seemed to have had a great time. So nice to see them relaxed & happy. Thank you Charlotte

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  45. ARIAGURL - I have not posted recently as I have been buried at work. Indeed I am about to work some more but just had to post first as I know have been critical of the Duchess of late and should be fair and post now as well...so, here goes, briefly (if I can pull that off) yes, YES and YES!!! First an engagement on Friday that expanded the repertoire for the Duchess into the grittier harder end of charity work - combined with fashion choices (for that event and last night's) which for me, portrayed her as bolder and stronger, while not being in any way "dowdier." The message I take from it is: "I am a modern Duchess." If this is reflective of the direction of growth the Duchess is headed in, I am excited and I will promise to try to forgive the occasional misstep and bobble. I have not watched her thus far expecting perfection, truly. But I want to see - and see hints of in the past 48 hours - are actions that are consistent with what I hope are an appreciation of what unique opportunities she has and a willingness to try to harness that for a greater good beyond her own experience. So, I don't want to get ahead of myself - or her - but this all looks terrific and so I have to say that and own it. Bravo. Ariagurl (PS I can't seem to get my current computer to accept my moniker, so sorry for the Anonymous, but this is Ariagurl). (PSS I'm still hoping for a haircut, but I'm going to be patient.)

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  46. I had suggested print trousers for her when I responded to the "create your dream look for Kate" post.(black and white checked pants from Boden) Maybe she saw that and it motivated her to try it! (LOL)

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      You could be Kate's stylist :)

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  47. Do we have any idea what shoes she wore with the cute pants? I recently bought the navy with white polka dots cropped pants and I love the way they look but was considering returning them as they look cute with flats as in the picture but not sure what other shoes I like them with on me. Maybe a little fun ankle boot? Or really big wedges? Ha, sorry ladies!!

    Alexandra, Fla

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    1. I think she might have worn flats actually, since she looks so tiny compared to william. Also, I think I saw a bit of skin/ankle on her foot in one picture so my guess is some kind of ballerina flats :) But I'm just guessing!

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  48. She looked great but I am not a fan of the patterned pants. Ali

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  49. Hey Charlotte!

    I have a question: where do Kate and William go to before the rugby matches? Because yesterday I was working at the Twickenham Pavilion where VIP and guests cab enjoy a meal before and after the game, and was expecting to see Wills and Kate there... Last week Zara Philips was there (and yesterday one of the Queen's grandchildreen as there too apparently), so does that mean that only "lesser" royals do this kind of thing?

    Thanks!

    Ana

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    1. Hello Ana!

      It must be such fun working at the Pavilion during the Rugby World Cup. Kate was photographed walking through this area by a rugby fan, perhaps you recognise it?
      http://www.gramfeed.com/jonofellet

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  50. Thanks Charlotte!

    I love seeing them look so in love! I love her earrings and outfit

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  51. I would have liked to have seen her in come nice wide leg print pants, but I should just be thankful that she ditched the uniform. Though the uniform usually seems to be a daytime outfit, and I think that was at night? I don't care for the earrings, but always nice to see a new pair of earrings. My favorite thing to buy.

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  52. Tedi in California27 September 2015 at 19:24

    The three of them together is always a winner. Love their interaction. Great outfit on Kate, love the pants! Also love W and K's obvious love for each other. Great post!

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  53. I'm really thrilled to not only see her in trousers, but printed floral ones at that!
    Does anyone think her assistant reads Kate blogs? A lot of us have spoken about wanting to see her in trousers for a change, and then she wears these floral ones. It could be a coincidence......or not.

    I really like her gold hoop earrings. Some people aren't too impressed by them. I personally enjoy them on her because they remind me of her pre-marriage style, and they look more modern than her usual pearl drops and gemstone drops.

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  54. Juppi, pants! I LOVE to see her playing with fashion, there is so much out there in the fashion world taht needs to be explored! Other than that I think I have to admit, if it would not be for the surprise effect and the change, I do not like these patterned pants. They have been around for a while, are not very flattering and they always remind my of my mom pyjama :) But hey, if I have the choice between the pyjama and another round of black tights of skinny jeans, I go for the pyjama! I hope so much that this is the start of a new age of fashion for Kate.

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  55. I love the pants. She looks so happy and enthusiastic. My favorite picture is the one with Will and Kate hugging and Harry looking like "Seriously?" Hahaha. Poor Harry. I love seeing Will and Harry interact like regular siblings and now Kate is in the mix and she fits right in. Wish that Harry had someone too. It'd be nice to see two couples at a game like this, and one so intense. Maybe, someday...

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  56. Hello everyone,

    I have updated the post with HQ photos, unfortunately there are no shots available showing Kate's entire look and the jackets remains a UFO (unidentified fashion object). Hopefully Kate will wear them again :)

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    1. Thanks Charlotte for letting us know about the updates, etc. You are the best. :)

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    2. Charlotte, if this is considered an official engagement, would KP communications office respond to a request for information? Do they never give out information on her clothing choices, or only at certain times? I'm just curious how that all works.

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    3. Hello Moxie,

      KP usually give out info at all official engagements (apart from events such as Remembrance Sunday). The Palace announced Kate was wearing REISS for the opening ceremony. Interestingly, the England v Wales rugby match was not added to the court circular. Of course, it's rarely updated in a timely fashion but it's looking like it wasn't counted as an official royal appearance.

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    4. As Kate isn't patron of the rugby association, perhaps that's why it wasn't considered official. I should look and see if it counts for William and Harry, as they are.

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  57. When did she get the title of princess? I always thought she was Duchess but not princess. ;)

    Rachel

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    1. Technically, she is Princess William and she is a Duchess, Countess, Baroness.

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    2. Technically she is a princess because she married a prince. She is styled a duchess. When William becomes POW, she will be styled a princess. When royals only married royals (and the ladies were born princesses) they were styled princess mary, duchess of york and cornwall (later queen mary). Now that those rules have relaxed Catherine is tecnically Princess William, Duchess of Cambridge. The only current family member styled this way is Princess Michael of Kent (she is referred to and addressed as Princess Michael) because Prince Michael does not have a dukedom. Catherine is not called Princess Catherine because she was not born one. Hope that helps.

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    3. Technically she is a princess because she married a prince. She is styled a duchess. When William becomes POW, she will be styled a princess. When royals only married royals (and the ladies were born princesses) they were styled princess mary, duchess of york and cornwall (later queen mary). Now that those rules have relaxed Catherine is tecnically Princess William, Duchess of Cambridge. The only current family member styled this way is Princess Michael of Kent (she is referred to and addressed as Princess Michael) because Prince Michael does not have a dukedom. Catherine is not called Princess Catherine because she was not born one. Hope that helps.

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    4. William did list Kate as Princess on George's birth certificate. (Princess William)

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  58. Amazed to see that Kate's wearing these (brightish) trousers, although they are so tight, they could almost be leggings. Hope Harry finds a happy relationship in time.

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  59. Pictures of George and Charlotte with nanny have emerged.

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  60. New pic of Princess Charlotte with George and Nanny at KPMG watching helicopter land. Pap pic but omg ... Australia Woman's posted
    As has a few other blogs.

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  61. Hello everyone,

    As you may have heard pap shots of George and Charlotte with Maria have been published. Following the reaction from the KP letter and feedback from readers since, I have decided not to post pap shots of G & C.

    Of course, the royals can expect to be photographed out and about and we will continue to post candids of Kate (if the children are with Kate we'll review it on a case by case basis) but my understanding is George was very much hounded by a group of photographers and my guess is it will continue with some frequency.

    It's a tough topic fraught with emotion and there are very valid arguments on both sides. I just feel for now this is the best way to approach it.

    Thank you very much!

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    1. Thank you Charlotte,

      I think your approach is a wise one.

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    2. Thank you Charlotte. This is the feeling I have gotten from much of the community, actively supporting each other in not spreading these pictures. At least as a gesture, but also if they don't get spread as much and we fans are more aware at least they can get a little less value.

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    3. I have to say, I'm completely perplexed by the hand wringing over these photos. And what I'm about to say is from true curiosity, so I hope the tone does not seem smart or "snarky".

      KP is one of the top tourist attractions in the city. The Royal helicopter takes off and lands in public view, and most people passing by will pause, even momentarily, to see who might be coming or going. It attracts a lot of attention! George and Charlotte are bound to be noticed, anyone could have snapped this photo.

      So what makes it so objectionable? The royal children are watching the helicopter. If a member of the public snapped this photo and posted on twitter "Look who I saw" would that be objectionable? Would you look or retweet it? Is it the assumption that it was taken by paparazzi that offends?

      I find absolutely no harm in it, the children were clearly not distressed and I just can't get myself to the "invasion of privacy" argument.

      Children love helicopters! William did - anyone else remember the Burnett piece on Charles and Diana from the early 80's. William races to see "Papa's helicopter" landing at Highgrove and Diana chases after him saying "there goes our future helicopter pilot" :)

      Claudia

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    4. I respect your opinion Charlotte but KP is not a private home and open to the public. The area where these were taken is a public area. They are with the PPO'so and the Nanny.

      This is not like hiding in sand dunes or in the trunk of a car. This is at a public arena. I am 100%behind keeping the children safe and letting them have a normal childhood. Truth is they are not normal children and they will not have a normal childhood. I am totally against the stalking pictures
      But this one pic is not a stalking paparazzi.

      Just my two cents.

      DB

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    5. I fully understand and respect your opinions and in fact I can entirely see your point. It's just, we cannot know the circumstances involved (on this occasion, as you said they were taken at KP) the next time perhaps the tactics the Palace mentioned will be deployed to take images, I thought simply not using pap pics of G & C with Maria might be best?

      Of course, I write this blog for all of you and I'm interested to hear your opinions on it. It's a tricky situation with many different views. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I take them all on board.

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    6. I am very happy that you decided against this Charlotte. On the outside it may be legal and seem harmless, but if you constantly follow or dwell in areas that the children go to as these KP helicopter grounds are, it becomes intrusive and just a hindrance to their wellbeing. We don't know the circumstances, but one thing is clear. William and Kate would not want it. Any parent would not want it. We should respect that.

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    7. I am with Claudia on this one. Anybody could take these photos easily, and let's be honest who wouldn't share them.

      You always did a good job in my eye, in connection with any pap or not pap photo taken. Sometimes you published a link which was also great. Not like it is difficult to search for them. But I understand it is a difficult line to walk past. Still I am for the publishing if they are decent ones. I hope you give this a second thought. Thanks for reading!

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    8. It's entirely up to you Charlotte. Folks who want to see them will go to other sites to view them. Word gets around that they exist. I think it is a disservice of KP to not regularly release photos of the children so that these photos don't become high value. They are printed in a magazine which is part of the Commonwealth. Of course everyone wants to see what Princess Charlotte looks like - it's a shame its always the nanny with the children versus regularly released photos of the children with the parents and other family members. Folks would have more sympathy and interest in ignoring the pap shots, if they were given regular official content to consume. As it is, it's been about 3 months since they've been seen.

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    9. Julia from Leominster28 September 2015 at 10:55

      I suppose you are doing the correct thing, Charlotte since William and Kate has made such an issue of photographs. It really sounds harmless in this setting as described and there is naturally equally harmless interest in seeing how the children are progressing, especially Charlotte at this age - and no official photos to fill that interest. I wish there would be an understanding that in certain very public settings photos may be acceptable - while in clearly intrusive places they are not.

      It is particularly a hard decision for you since other blogs are publishing and will draw readers because of that. And as far as I can tell, William and Kate offer no benefits to blogs and the British press who observe their wishes - just a pompous statement about them doing "the right thing." All very well for them to say. as their income doesn't rely on it.

      Then when they do give out something, William and Kate have been giving something special to Twitter - the exact place where photos they don't like are spread in part. They can be the most frustrating couple and suspect when they are older, and want press attention, may pay for it. There is no royal who doesn't lose attention as they get older, no matter how popular they are when young wiith young children.

      (I know you blog isn't for profit , of course, but readership counts everywhere for adverts and for the British press it does count.) You've always been very considerate about it, sometimes posting a link - which anyone could find - but not posting pictures in the past.

      So it seems that once again Australia and people who support less considerate blogs and sites will see more of Charlotte and George - it's a pity but that's the way it goes. I certainly understand the statements on both sides above.

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    10. I do want to echo that Charlotte, this is your blog, you run it beautifully, and you're entitled to set "house rules" - but if you don't mind me saying, I think there has been an almost bizarre overreaction by many people, maybe because this is the first "test" since the KP letter?

      If the children of the President of the United States were standing in front of the White House watching Marine One land, would it be wrong to take their photo? Wrong to look at the photos?

      Of course not! It happens all the time. And likewise, there is nothing wrong with these photos. We have crossed into the absurd here, people on Twitter rushing to assert some moral high ground, urging others to "stay strong" "don't look" ---- as if some illicit material was being passed around! For goodness sake, I'm all for taking a stand on an issue, but there's no issue here! Please save the energy and outrage for something much more egregious than this. Children of the royal family were standing in public view in front of a royal palace watching the royal helicopter, this consternation is becoming comical.

      I understand your sentiment Charlotte that when you don't know the circumstances surrounding the photos, a blanket policy may be best. But I also think a smart person such as yourself can judge photos on a case by case basis and determine when something may have crossed the line.

      Again, your house, your rules :) But I think we all need to step back to reality and take a healthy dose of common sense.

      My apologies if I am too frank!

      Claudia

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    11. I think Julia has hit the proverbial nail on the head. There haven't been any official photos released for a while. Had a nice summertime picture of the children been made public, very few would have wanted to view these. People don't want to invade their private lives but they do want to see the children. As I've said before, the
      Cambridges are creating a market for the
      pap photos through their unrealistic expectations.

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    12. For what it's worth I think you're doing the right thing as well, Charlotte., There was a big to-do here about paparazzi taking photos of the children and people were overwhelmingly against publishing them. So I think it's lovely you listen to the readers of your blog and act accordingly.

      I agree with Julia that William and Kate could help by releasing photographs on a regular basis. Quarterly perhaps? That's only four per year (plus special occasions); not a lot. Sometimes I think there is a real disconnect between William and his duty to the public he will one day represent. His children do deserve a childhood, but releasing four to six photos a year does not take that away from them as well as hopefully decreasing the value of a pap shot.

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  62. Well, I must be in the minority...I can't say I love the pants and after seeing more photos of her new fringe hairstyle, I am even less a fan. In my opinion this hairstyle really ages her. Although it definitely is refreshing to see Kate wear something other than her skinny jean "uniform" to a sporting event, I hope she continues to opt for mostly dresses for her engagements. I actually love the fact that Kate wears so many dresses and coats, that's one of the reasons I follow her style. You just don't see such a variety of skirts in most people's wardrobes these days. I agree with the previous poster who said this look reminds of Queen Letizia's style. Most importantly, the royals seemed very happy and to have a very enjoyable evening. Love all the photos of their various expressions during the match!

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  63. Alexandra - Florida28 September 2015 at 02:16

    It almost looks like Kate has on a slightly darker tint of lip gloss in the last close up picture. Maybe when she first got there and to complement her pretty red pashmina?? Or maybe I'm just seeing things :)

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  64. Kate looks gorgeous with her new haircut and her outfit is fabulous!! I wonder if she noticed the plethora of choices we all picked out recently? I also love the pictures of the brothers rivalry between teams.

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  65. I can scarcely criticize Kate's outfit, since I own a black twinset that I wear with white-speckled black capris, or alternately with black and white plaid slacks. But I must say I am not fond of skinny pants. I can't tell just how tight Kate's are, but it always seems to me that mini skirts, three quarter sleeves, and too tight garments are ploys by the clothing industry to make us think it is OK to use less fabric in our clothing. Saves them money. However, perhaps I am simply an old fuddy duddy. I confess to having worn mini skirts in my young adulthood, but when I recently saw a lady in her upper eighties wearing skin tight jeans, I could only shake my head.

    Kate' hair was out of her eyes for the rugby game, the better to see the action, my dears. Looked nice, and her face is very beautiful. William also looked very handsome.

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  66. hmm its nice of you chalotte that post the paparazzi shots of prince George and princess charlotte I think the other blogs will have to do the same hmm im thinking if they have to face to face with the duchess is unable to answer their question and say we are your fan I know celebrities or royalties should never stalked like these love the whole outfit

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  67. I agree with yr decision not to print the latest pap prints of the children.

    Re Anonymous 28/9 02:39 the Cambridges home at KP is private. Same applies to others who live there. Only part of the complex is open to the public. Different access etc. So they were on private grounds.

    The field where the helicopters take off/land is also private.

    we have had more access to George than royal children before him, inc William and Harry, at his age.


    They gave considerable public access to Charlotte's christening and allowed cameras into St James for George. historically all we ever got were posed pictures from inside the palace, so credit where it is due.

    Time enough the get lots of pictures.


    Just to add that the attendance on Saturday was not an official engagement for any of the 3. It is not in the Court Circular.

    Thanks again.

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  68. Thank you for not publishing Charlotte. For me it is like this. I have an old home and pretty garden which is photographed by passersby from time to time which I don't mind but I would be less than impressed if the children were photograpghed playing in their garden by strangers.

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  69. Jenna from Germany28 September 2015 at 21:15

    Hello dear all!
    I haven't commented in a veeeery long time (having been busy with studying and working), but I've read every post and really enjoyed the comment section! A huge thank-you to you Charlotte for all the hard work you put into this blog - and I totally support your decision to not publish the pap pics of Maria, George and Charlotte.

    I really loved Kate's outfit and actually liked her trousers so much that I went to the next big city with a ZARA store today to buy them! I have never before bought something that Kate wore, so I'm very excited about my first 'repli-kate'! I was looking for a nice pair of trousers that I can wear when attending conferences at university, or wear to a nice dinner with the boyfriend or a girl's night out, and then I saw the pictures of Kate and instantly fell in love with her trousers! And I have to say that they are really comfy and just looking great. :-)

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