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Old 03-23-2017, 03:30 PM
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The PM was in black yesterday even before the incident


Quite right. We pay our respects, and we move on.

It's a beautiful spring day. I don't see many people on the streets of central London either in black or other sombre course. Let's not try and impose a false sense of sobriety on our royals.
Move on? It only happened yesterday. No one said any engagements should have been cancelled today but this was/is a huge national tragedy. Our Royals should have been reflecting that in their dress by either wearing black or dark clothes. They are the country's official family and it's pretty basic stuff I would have thought. I can't think of any other RF in Europe where if this had happened in their country yesterday they wouldn't have appeared in mourning today.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:43 PM
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The suit is nice, but I'm not a fan of the big black buttons.

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No, black is not necessary, but neither is bright pink appropriate.
The Queen wore a white and turquoise flowered dress when she visited Ground Zero in 2010. Camilla wore a bright pink suit when she visited in 2005. People show up to the the memorial in all kinds of outfits. Catherine's pink coat was fine.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:24 PM
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I thought the Duchess looked good today and dressed appropriately.

In terms of wearing black, the BRF have never done this and the UK has had to endure some appalling disasters incl Aberfan (116 children and 28 adults died) and the Queen did not wear black when she visited. It wasnt done for any other terrorist attacks.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:47 PM
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The red dress is beautiful and elegant. I love the print.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:40 PM
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I like the cut, colour and style of this two ensemble and her accessories were and interesting grayish beige shade, griege perhaps. The dress rescued them! I cannot own to liking the pattern . . . I have a kitchen drawer full of tea towels just like it and am looking for more.

As to the quibble about the colour, the PM was in black prior to the attack and, on international TV she stated among other things, 'tomorrow millions of people will go about their business as usual, no one can tear us apart.' I am not sure if the 9:33am minute of silence was national or police in honour of their fallen comrade. But her message was clear.
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I think people look at say Mathilde at the Belgian memorial or such, and expect the same. We do see the British royaks when on the continent, wearing more somber colors at memorials like the Somme. But this is different. Neither Kate nor Sophie were visiting the site or visiting victims. They were both at unrelated events. And as the people of London are doing, they are carrying on.

Now if Kate had visited the hospital or site it would be different. Not necessarily black, but I'd expect a bit more subdued.

Now back to her look....

I quite like the color. Kate always looks great in red. And the style as always suits her

But I am on the 'pattern looks like my dish cloth' team. And the big black buttons are odd.
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:32 PM
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I agree, a visit to a memorial does not warrant black.
Not black, necessarily, but not red on this day, IMHO.
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:12 AM
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Agree. Black is not necessary but at least a sobre color. Blue, grey, even off white, but no bright color
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Agree. Black is not necessary but at least a sobre color. Blue, grey, even off white, but no bright color
I agree with this. Whilst I like Catherine's outfit, during this time it wasn't the most appropriate of colour choices for me as it seemed too cheerful. Not that I want Catherine to be sad for a long time about the attacks, but as you have said, a darker colour (not necessarily black) would have been better suited.
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The Duchess of Cambridge at the Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey today, April 5:


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The Duchess of Cambridge at the Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey today, April 5:


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Very elegant and event appropriate.
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Elegant and stylish. Very good choice.



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Old 04-05-2017, 08:02 AM
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The Duchess of Cambridge at the Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey today, April 5:


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Elegant, regal, beautiful and appropriate.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:19 AM
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Unattractive coat, she already has so many. Too close to the body for her and ugly pattern. Very nice hairdo.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:21 AM
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Unattractive coat, she already has so many. Too close to the body for her and ugly pattern. Very nice hairdo.
The cost is a repeat from last year. It's a classic Missoni pattern.
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Thanks for the info, I guess I have only seen colored missioni before. Still think the cut is not for her
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the coat is not amongst my favourites of kate, but what stroke me the most is that i would expect royals to wear complete black in funerals and memorial services, as opposed to a coat that has some white in it. i am sure it is protocolarly correct as kate must have assistance / training determining if a certain piece of clothing can be worn to an event, but it still strikes me as odd. am i the only one?
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This was neither a funeral or a memorial service. This was a "Service of Hope".
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the coat is not amongst my favourites of kate, but what stroke me the most is that i would expect royals to wear complete black in funerals and memorial services, as opposed to a coat that has some white in it. i am sure it is protocolarly correct as kate must have assistance / training determining if a certain piece of clothing can be worn to an event, but it still strikes me as odd. am i the only one?
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:13 AM
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I agree this was a service of hope, not one for sorrow. I personally don't think the outfit is suitable. It gives Catherine such a flat figure as well which does her no justice. Love the hair style, hate the fascinator.
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Old 04-05-2017, 03:13 PM
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I disliked the first time I saw that coat and I dislike it now, but I don't think it is inappropriate; I just don't like the snake-snitch effect.
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