British Royals attend the 2016 Commonwealth Service

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the Commonwealth Service 2016 at Westminster Abbey in central London on March 14, 2016. Queen Elizabeth II has been Head of the Commonwealth throughout her 60 year reign. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom. (The Duchess of Cambridge wore Erdem coat - The coat is from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince Harry attended the Commonwealth Service
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the Commonwealth Service 2016
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the Commonwealth Service 2016
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Britain's Prince Harry attended the Commonwealth Service
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the Commonwealth Service 2016
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the Commonwealth Service 2016
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the Commonwealth Service 2016
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the Commonwealth Service 2016
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the Commonwealth Service 2016
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the Commonwealth Service 2016
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended the Commonwealth Service 2016
Kate Middleton wore Erdem coat - The coat is from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection
ERDEM Coat -Pre-Fall 2015
Kate Middleton style Emmy Natasha Grey Suede ClutchKate Middleton style Rupert Sanderson Grey Suede High Heel Pumps
                      EMMY Natasha Suede Clutch                  RUPERT SANDERSON Suede Pumps

25 comments:

  1. Wow, finally a normal elegant hat on Kate instead of the those awfull fascinators! I like what she is wearing but would have rather seen a black tights.

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  2. Edit: with black thight she should be wearing black pumps also.

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    1. I think the black would have pushed the look into a more mourning look. It needed to be monochromatic.

      Or say a pop of red? Shoes and clutch?

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  3. I love this dress and hat. Something new and different. Once again previously people comment on Duchess holding her clutch. Just notice the Princes and Prince Charles always touch the buttons of their jackets walking to a cathedral or venue. Just watch them. I wish somebody that knows the British Royal House protocol will comment on this. The Queen also hold her handbag exactly the same way on every official appearance. Therefore maybe the other royals are not allow to do it. Maybe the posture of the Duchess must be submissive. When you see photos of her on unofficial calls her posture is totally different. I just view the photo of the Duchess doing shopping in Chelsea.

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    1. I have a theory as to why Kate and many of the ladies carry their clutches in front of them.

      Everyone keeps asking on this site so I did a little experiment with a few friends. We carried different sized clutches and wore heels.

      We all noticed that when you are walking in a dress and heels with theach clutch under your arm you tend to swing your arms and almost waddle like a duck. It's like you are not in control.

      When you walk with the clutch in front like Kate does it seems to hold the center of gravity in the center and your walk is more controlled and consistent. No waddle or leaning left or right. The clutch can put you off balance even if it is empty.

      We tried this over and over. I am sure the neighbors thought we were on the wine already LOL

      As to posture we couldo not figure that out. It may be just the way Kate is built. None of us leaned forward or hunched walking with the clitch like Kate does. My only thought is that she is quite tall ..add heels and most ppl are shorter and maybe she has accidently started to lean and hunch. I never notice this when she is with William at say church at Christmas. You notice it more when she has to meet and greet.
      Maybe it's unconscious on her part.

      Just my opinion. We had fun playing dress up LOL....

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  4. Bizarre le nom de la marque de vêtements.( si on parle francais)

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    1. Erdem c'est un prénom turc, celui du créateur

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    2. cest un prénom turc, celui du créateur

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  5. As usual, Kate is exquisitely and beautifully attired from the hat, clutch, shoes and coat. She looks like the future queen she will be.

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  6. Fabulous!

    Love the big hat! She has so much volume in her hair. A bigger hat works much better! She looked fabulous!

    They all looked wonderful today! QEII and Phillip are remarkable in their continued setvice.

    God Dave the Queen and Long May She Reign!!

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  7. I just don't know what is wrong. I love big hats. Those big picture hats like Queen Maxima wears so well. Here is Catherine finally wearing such a hat and something is wrong! Maybe it is her hair. It would look better if her hair wasn't down but pulled back in a bun or something. The hat for some reason to me looks too big for her. That is really strange because I love big hats! Then we come to the coat/dress she is wearing. I want to like it. Maybe it is the color that makes the coat look so heavy and drab. The collar looks like it is choking her and makes her look like she has no neck and then the big hat that looks just too big for her. So the whole look just is off somehow. It is very frustrating because I want to like it. Perhaps if it was a different color, the hat was a tad smaller, the hair was in a bun at the nap of her neck and the neckline was different it would be perfect.

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    1. @ KarenAR I thought exactly the same.
      That hat! Maybe it would look much better as you said with hair pulled back. Hat is too big and I think sits too low on her head .
      Her coat somehow I don't like also maybe the color or design. Maybe after all it is that she is too young lady to wear that color. Light grey, powder grey would look perfect on her.

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    2. I agree, it is the combination high closed collar choking her and long hair + big heavy hat which gives her this strange look. Why does she always wear schoolgirl/peter pan collars on coats? Not very flattering to the neck and heavy on the overall look. She is way past the age for schoolgirl collars.. Also the lace (?) appliqué on the coat and sleeves is just a case of "lets add some more embellishment" and makes the coat look frumpy. Totally unnecessary.

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    3. I agree. This coat is a classic "Letizia-style" design which that queen wears so well - but this cut makes Kate, who has a fine figure in her own right, look flat-chested and box-hipped. As mentioned, the Duchess's face looks cramped between the too low hat and the too high collar. The lace pattern overlay placement is wrong for Kate's proportions too - the top edge of the lace needs to sit lower on her torso, and the lace also needs to extend closer to the coat hem.

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  8. fabulous coat I just love her the queen and the duchess looks lovely

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  9. Ce grand chapeau n'est pas beau avec les cheveux défaits,ça tasse la silhouette ,elle n'a plus de cou.
    Des accessoires de couleur vive pour ne pas avoir l'air d'aller à un enterrement .

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  10. Too heavy looking hat together with the coat

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  11. Harry is the best-looking one there, FACT!

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    1. He is a good looking man! I wish he could find someone to settle down with soon. I often think that Chelsy is going to be his Camilla. It's too bad she just does not want to live the royal life.

      I think he should find an American. ...ha

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    2. Agree Diane, I'd love any woman (including an American) as long as he loves her and she loves him, but in regards to Chelsy; I shudder to think he would repeat history and make his wife suffer like his mother did. You make a good point that Chelsy would be his Camilla, but I hope he is a better man and wont allow that to happen. I suppose if he really does feel that way about the Davy girl, then he shouldn't marry and wait for her; but if that ship has sailed, I hope whomever does become his wife is not always compared to his exes by the public and media, coz that would be sad IMO.

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  12. Lovely ensemble, just don't think grey is Kate's colour or she needed to add a bit of colour to her face, a bit of blush and lipstick perhaps?

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