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Old 08-15-2011, 02:15 PM
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:31 PM
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@Elisa_Roche: SPOTTED : Prince William and K-Middy in Birmingham. Could the town be in line for a right royal riot visit?


But the she deleted it.....
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:12 PM
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@Elisa_Roche: SPOTTED : Prince William and K-Middy in Birmingham. Could the town be in line for a right royal riot visit?


But the she deleted it.....
I saw that on my twitter this morning too. Wonder why she removed it all of a sudden. However, if they did/will visit the areas effected by the riots, then they will be lifting some spirits, just like Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry have done.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:16 AM
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VIP visit – HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Birmingham to visit those affected by last week’s disorder.

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Old 08-19-2011, 08:31 AM
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In Birmingham with William. She looks lovely, but does anyone else think it's a bit weird to be so dressed up when visiting a poor area devastated by riots? Her outfit is McQueen and Prada, quite formal, dressy hair... doesn't match the occasion.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:08 AM
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Ooh, it is a lovely outfit. I do love the gold buttons. So very chic indeed.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:10 AM
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The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit People Affected By The Rioting In Birmingham.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:36 AM
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I'm the only one who thinks that skirt is perfect to cover a baby bump? :)
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:42 AM
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Based on what those around her are wearing, I'd think it would tacky if she wasn't dressed up.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:44 AM
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Based on what those around her are wearing, I'd think it would tacky if she wasn't dressed up.
Tacky? How so? So the officials who met her are dressed up, but if they're going to be out on the streets talking to people who were affected their clothes are just going to look out of touch.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:51 AM
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William is in a suit and tie what would you like her to wear jeans and hoddie? I think for her postion she looks as she should. Just my opinion may you keep your own.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:51 AM
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Had a quick glance at the Selfridges website. I think something more like this would have been better:

Zip–shoulder tailored dress - PAUL SMITH BLACK - Dresses - Womenswear - Selfridges | Shop Online

Not in colour but in terms of shape/style...much more simple, and it sends out the message: "I care more about what's happened here than about what I'm wearing." Although if I'm being totally honest I would've loved to see her in jeans and flats, with her hair in a ponytail. Not going to happen though, I think that would be pushing it a bit, haha.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:54 AM
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William is in a suit and tie what would you like her to wear jeans and hoddie? I think for her postion she looks as she should. Just my opinion may you keep your own.
It's still possible to look smart-casual without wearing a flouncy frilled blouse and gold-buttoned skirt. See my last post (yes I would've loved to see her in jeans), but those are extremes. There is a middle ground. It's much more difficult when you're female because a guy can wear a suit and it just looks the same as every other suit, but given the sensitivity and poverty in the areas affected, and the destruction caused by the riots, simple is better. Like when she wore the grey dress:

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Old 08-19-2011, 09:57 AM
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I didn't say it was not possible, I said for her postion she looks as she should.. I agree there is a middle ground, but lets be truthful no matter what she wears she will be sensitive to the PEOPLE affected by the destruction of these riots.

It is my opinion she looks well, and it sounds like your's is that she would have struck a diffrent cord in a less formal outfit maybe/ maybe not. Different opinions make the world go arond. Happy Posting
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:57 AM
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I think she looks very appropriate. It's not like she showed up in a glittering red carpet style ball gown. I honestly thought nothing of the outfit. She fits in with those around her, in my opinion.
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At this moment, I am reminded of a Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother quote, when criticized by some because she dressed up and wore pearls to visit those Londoners affected by the bombing in World War II. To paraphrase it, "They would dress up to visit me in their Sunday best, why shouldn't I do the same for them?"

I disagree with the assessment that wearing jeans, a hoodie or something else. That too me says, you are so not that important that I didn't even get dressed up. Unless of course, she was going to participate in the clean up...and than that would be a distraction from the real work that needs to be done.

Do you think that Harry, William, Charles and/or Camilla wore a cheap outfit when they did their visits? While it probably wasn't appropriate to wear such an expensive outfit (unless its something she has already worn before), wearing something cheap wouldn't be acceptable as well. Than we would be hearing about that as well.

ETA: Catherine is fairly new to the game, in the future I am sure she will recognize that perception plays an important role. With the attention of the press so focused on her and her clothes, she will learn that certain name brands shouldnt be worn for certain events. She probably didn't think that they would be able to spot the designer outfits. If the outfit wasn't so expensive we wouldn't be talking about the cost but rather the look of the outfit.
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I think she looks appropriate. She's matching William, Charles, Camilla and Harry clothing choices when they visited. I personally don't like the blouse but it's still fine.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:44 AM
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At this moment, I am reminded of a Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother quote, when criticized by some because she dressed up and wore pearls to visit those Londoners affected by the bombing in World War II. To paraphrase it, "They would dress up to visit me in their Sunday best, why shouldn't I do the same for them?".
thank you for the quote from the Queen, i appreciate you reminding everyone it isnt about the clothes pre se, it is the attitude and the feelings the clothes protray.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:13 AM
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One of the reasons why people were rioting was because they were fed up of having wealth pushed in their faces. I'm not saying it was right to riot at all, and I think what they did was very irresponsible and stupid. But I don't think it's a coincidence that they rioted in the year of the royal wedding and massive public spending cuts. Charles and Diana got engaged a few months before the 1981 riots, and of course there were Margaret Thatcher's spending cuts. So while I'm sure most people will be thrilled to see William and Kate, it's important to think about your audience before you get dressed up. I think it's more about blending in and keeping it simple than about wearing your 'Sunday best'.

Kate wore jeans to visit damaged Slave Lake, but nobody seemed to think that she didn't care or hadn't made an effort. I see her and William as a very down to earth, modern couple and to be honest I had expected her to wear something a little more subtle. Sometimes she wears very low key outfits and other times she really goes all out. I think low key would've been more appropriate for today. What she wore reminds me of her McQueen military coat, perfect for an event that was very ceremonial and full of pomp. That was appropriate for the occasion - this not so much. The outfit doesn't have to be cheap; just simple and sensitive to the surroundings. Like you said, hopefully she'll grow more aware of all that.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:39 AM
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I think she looks appropriate. She's matching William, Charles, Camilla and Harry clothing choices when they visited. I personally don't like the blouse but it's still fine.
Agree. I think she looks fine too. Not a big fan of this outfit, but she looks nice and appropriate.

I don't mind that she didn't wear jeans or dress down. None of the other royals did, so I don't see the problem with Kate not doing it.
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