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Old 07-15-2017, 11:09 AM
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Hmmm, sometimes Sophie looks nicely put together, other times she looks like she needs a stylist helping her. And this is one of the latter times. What she's wearing looks like its for colder weather, although the dress might be made of lightweight fabric, the look and style doesn't suit her at all. The dress has too much black in it, especially with the black long-sleeved jacket. It doesn't suit her coloring.

If the dress shape was slimmer and the jacket white, she might look better. But why isn't she wearing a brighter shade altogether? What Sophie is wearing makes her look dowdy, IMO.

Meghan Markle wore a black wrap dress last year at Wimbledon, but it had a flattering style and looked suitable for hot weather.
That particular day at Wimbledon was not hot, at all. Black and white is a wonderful color combination and not "dowdy" at all, imo. But, if you didn't like what the Countess wore, that is just fine. You have a right to your opinion.

Also, I don't give a toot what a C-list, basic cable actress wears to Wimbledon. Thank you very much.
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Old 07-15-2017, 12:25 PM
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It's considered bad form to wear bright colors in the Royal Box at Wimbledon. It can distract the players, as the box is highly visible from court. So black and white is a perfect combination.
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Old 07-15-2017, 03:32 PM
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It's considered bad form to wear bright colors in the Royal Box at Wimbledon. It can distract the players, as the box is highly visible from court. So black and white is a perfect combination.


I have never heard of this. Over the years, many of the Royal ladies have worn pretty summer colours - just look back through the pictures in this forum, and former champions,such as Billie Jean King, regularly sit in the Royal Box wearing bright hues. None of these esteemed folk seem to be aware it is 'bad form'.
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Old 07-15-2017, 03:43 PM
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There's royals violating that 'no bright hues' policy then....google royals at Wimbledon...lots of color.


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Old 07-16-2017, 07:04 AM
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It's considered bad form to wear bright colors in the Royal Box at Wimbledon. It can distract the players, as the box is highly visible from court. So black and white is a perfect combination.
The only time I have been to Wimbledon and sat next to the Royal Box all the women were in bright colours - Kate stood out in red of course - but they were all in quite bright colours.

If this is the stated 'form' then it is breached way more often than followed.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:02 AM
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A lot of Windsors in the royal box today. William, Kate, Prince and Princess Michael, Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra I spotted. Lord and Lady Frederick are also there.

Does anyone know why Kate has a bow on her dress? Is it something to do with Wimbledon?
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:12 AM
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Is this King Constatine in the third row?
https://twitter.com/Wimbledon/status/886573329653616640
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:13 AM
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A lot of Windsors in the royal box today. William, Kate, Prince and Princess Michael, Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra I spotted. Lord and Lady Frederick are also there.

Does anyone know why Kate has a bow on her dress? Is it something to do with Wimbledon?
Might have something to do with her being Patron, as in this picture the gentleman to her right is wearing a purple and black one.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE29UlBXUAAeaiD.jpg

Here's a lady wearing one as well;

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE28xnVWsAAVVe4.jpg:large
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:16 AM
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Do you think Juan Carlos had a chance to meet privately with the Queen while he was in London ? That would be awkward considering that, just the day before, when bidding farewell to King Felipe, the Queen asked him to send her love to his parents !

Is the Queen even in London BTW over the weekend ?
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:19 AM
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Do you think Juan Carlos had a chance to meet privately with the Queen while he was in London ? That would be awkward considering that, just the day before, when bidding farewell to King Felipe, the Queen asked him to send her love to his parents !

Is the Queen even in London BTW over the weekend ?


According to photos taken yesterday the Queen is at Windsor. She was seen riding with Louise and Edward yesterday.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:23 AM
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Do you think Juan Carlos had a chance to meet privately with the Queen while he was in London ? That would be awkward considering that, just the day before, when bidding farewell to King Felipe, the Queen asked him to send her love to his parents !

Is the Queen even in London BTW over the weekend ?
She is in Windsor riding;
The Queen is seen riding at Windsor Castle with the Royals | Daily Mail Online

Somehow I don't think Juan Carlos just turned up on the day, and Felipe may have already known his father was arriving.

Lord and Lady Frederik Windsor: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/...0206559314.jpg
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:28 AM
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Is this King Constatine in the third row?
https://twitter.com/Wimbledon/status/886573329653616640


No, that's not him.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:30 AM
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A lot of Windsors in the royal box today. William, Kate, Prince and Princess Michael, Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra I spotted. Lord and Lady Frederick are also there.


I have also spotted the Earl of St. Andrews and his wife and the Duchess of Gloucester in the Royal Box.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:33 AM
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I have also spotted the Earl of St. Andrews and his wife and the Duchess of Gloucester in the Royal Box.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DE29oSkXUAAxKV9.jpg

Here they are
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:59 AM
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I think the bow means a member of the All England Club but I'm not positive. I thought that's what they said on ESPN
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:01 AM
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The whole Middleton family is there as well. The place is packed with well known faces.
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:13 AM
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I know the round badge is the member's badge, but I'm not sure what the ribbon is.

Hearing Prince Albert is also in the royal box. Has anyone seen a picture of him? He has not been shown on television from what I've seen. Quite the royal turnout!
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:20 AM
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That particular day at Wimbledon was not hot, at all. Black and white is a wonderful color combination and not "dowdy" at all, imo. But, if you didn't like what the Countess wore, that is just fine. You have a right to your opinion.

Also, I don't give a toot what a C-list, basic cable actress wears to Wimbledon. Thank you very much.
Just as you can obviously 'toot' whatever horn you please. The color combination has nothing to do with the dowdiness of how the cut and styling of this sartorial choice looks on Countess Sophie. The ruffly look of the dress at the hem, as well as the length does nothing for the Countess, who actually is very attractive, and has looked quite wonderful and pulled together on many occasions.

IMO, as I said, if the cut of the dress was slimmer, and if there was less black in the dress or conversely if she'd worn a white jacket with the dress as is, with the right silhouette and styling, she might have looked better. Of course, it's not a fashion contest and everyone is entitled to their perceptions and sartorial sensibilities. Still, I think Sophie is very attractive and she looks nicely pulled together quite often, so I would hope for her more consistency in her styling decisions for public appearances.
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:52 AM
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Does Charlene not have any interest in tennis? I am guessing that's why she doesn't attend?


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A lot of Windsors in the royal box today. William, Kate, Prince and Princess Michael, Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra I spotted. Lord and Lady Frederick are also there.

Does anyone know why Kate has a bow on her dress? Is it something to do with Wimbledon?


Majesty Magazine replied to my question:

"Purple and green are the colours of the #AELTC, of which the Duchess is now patron. Male members of the club wear a tie in the same colours."
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