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Old 06-03-2012, 01:26 PM
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I'm sure Kate didn't just arbitrarily choose red to wear; I'll bet she was in consultation with the Queen or the Palace for color choice. And, yes, once on that boat, the Queen was definitely the focal point in white.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:28 PM
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REally like that outfit.
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I don't think she did once they were on the boat, which was mainly RED. The Queen stood out in her wonderful white outfit
Mum has an answer to that.

Because Camilla was wearing cream she thought that for people in the distance, the two ladies might be mistaken.

Mum has now poured herself a glass of wine and is calming down. !!
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:31 PM
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Aw, tell your Mum that the Queen must have approved Camilla and Kate's choices of color!
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Aw, tell your Mum that the Queen must have approved Camilla and Kate's choices of color!
I will. ! Although mum is 80 years old she has kind of "adopted" The Queen and Prince Philip since they visited here last year.
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My mom is 89 and was glued to the event as well. She said she's also recording for me!
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My mom is 89 and was glued to the event as well. She said she's also recording for me!
As my husband would say "what a pro" ! She sounds totally wonderful. !!
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Thank you; both our moms are "pistols" as the saying goes!
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Thank you; both our moms are "pistols" as the saying goes!
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:02 PM
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As cepe pointed out, the TV here said that the reason the Queen wore white, instead of one of the really bright strong colours she usually wears to ensure she can be spotted in a crowd, was because most of the barge's furnishings were in red, gold and purple. So, white was chosen as the most likely colour to cut through all that.

In wearing red, you could say Kate was ensuring that the Queen and Camilla could be spotted most easily.
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It was a shrewd color choice given the color scheme of the barge, so while Kate may have looked prominent in her color off the boat, once aboard she blended more in the background. Who would have thought that wearing red would make you fade into the woodwork?
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:06 PM
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Agree about Kate's hair --- needs to be pulled back.
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I also thought Camilla's cream was not a good idea next to HM's white.

So VERY impressed w/DUE posture. Shows what a liftetime of exercise and attention to posture will do. Wish Kate (and the rest of us) would learn a little from him so she could be as straight at 90!

Breffney and Baronness I envy you your mothers! Mine would have been younger than the Queen, and she would have enjoyed this occasion as well, and would have no scarcity of comments!
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:09 PM
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Loved Catherine's outfit, today. Red is such a jubliant, rich color and it is very becoming on her with her dark hair.
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Thanks for identifying it!
A little additional information: the Strathearn was first made for the Duke of Kent and Strathearn, Queen Victoria's father. The tartan can be worn by the Earl (and Countess) of Strathearn, as well as by other members of the royal family with the Monarch's permission.
The Strathearn Tartan.

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Old 06-03-2012, 02:11 PM
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As far as she was concerned, Kate, by wearing bright red today, shone out like a bright beacon in the dark. Mum felt that she shouldn't have drawn so much attention to herself on what was The Queen's Day. She should have worn a more muted colour and thus allow The Queen to stand out.

Don't go shooting my mum because you know, although I really liked Kate's outfit, I think mum has a point. !
It's interesting that you should say so. For that was my initial reaction to Catherine's outfit as well. Wow, I thought. Beautiful. But it made me very curious about what the Queen would wear to outshine her? (Normally it's the queen's privilege to be the "peacock".)

And then Camilla in that goldish tone - boring! But then I saw the Royal Barge which was the backdrop for Camilla and Catherine today. They both completely disappeared beneath the red and golden decoration while Her Majesty stood out. Well done, YRH! While both Camilla and Catherine gave the photographers what they needed (some surely stunning pics of Catherine with William and Camilla with Charles), they did nothing in the environment to deflect the attention from the queen. WOW!
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:13 PM
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Great look for Kate today.Dress is gorgeous particularly the top part.I love the neckline.
shoes are great
Nice hairdo
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:13 PM
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Does anyone know what collection the McQueen dress is from?
It's from the 2011's pre-fall collection [link]
7th dress
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:20 PM
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Kate looked stunning! I think the shoes would've been nicer in a matching shade of red, though.
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Kate looked stunning! I think the shoes would've been nicer in a matching shade of red, though.
I think red shoes would have been too matchy. I like the nude shoe look, very elegant.
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