2nd Day - Duchess Catherine and Prince William visit Poland

On the second day of their visit to Poland, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visited a former Nazi Concentration Camp. Then, Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visited Gdansk Shakespeare theatre. Theatre opened in 2014, and is home to the city's annual Shakespeare festival, attended by theatre-lovers from around the world. Duchess Catherine wore a floral print dress by Erdem.
Kate Middleton wore Erdem Imari Hurst Rose Skirt. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William visit Nazi Concentration Camp
Kate Middleton wore Erdem Imari Hurst Rose Skirt. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William visit Nazi Concentration Camp
Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Sandal, Etui Bags Clutch, ERDEM Imari Hurst Rose Skirt and Top
Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Sandal, Etui Bags Clutch, ERDEM Imari Hurst Rose Skirt and Top
Kate Middleton wore Erdem Imari Hurst Rose Skirt. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William visit Nazi Concentration Camp
Kate Middleton wore Erdem Imari Hurst Rose Skirt. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William visit Nazi Concentration Camp
Kate Middleton wore Erdem Imari Hurst Rose Skirt
ERDEM Imari Hurst Rose Skirt and Top
Kate Middleton wore Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Leather City SandalKate Middleton carried ETUI Clutch Bag
                 Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Sandal                              Etui Bags Clutch

38 comments:

  1. Maybe I am too sensitive of the theme of Holocaust, but I think a HRH, who represents the UK in Poland should wear a more severe and low-key dress at such a visit. Nobody expects kneeling like Willy Brandt did. That unique gesture could happen only once, but no roses and bare feet and we could feel more respect and empathy in the appearance of her. I am a big fan of Kate and won't like her less, but this time she accepted ill advice.



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    1. That was my first thought too; and I also like Kate. It's a beautiful outfit altogether but not appropriate for visiting such a monument.

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    2. Agree. A floral summer dress in a holocaust camp is not a good idea. Grey of dark blues etc had been much better.

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    3. This is just a museum now.... and it is not a comemoration of the dead and persecuted ones it is just a visit

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    4. Agree! absolutely wrong choice of dress and i do not understand that no one said that to her before hand because i am sure she talks her wardrobe trough before such a visit. But actually i am also disspointed in Kate herself for choosing such a dress, only a bit of common sense for these things is neccesary.

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    5. There is no outfit that can be adequate for all at this place of horrors. Some might say that Catherine brought flowers of remembrance and respect to the site via the fabric of her outfit. It is a detailed botanical. Others would say that only black or grey would do. The fact that they went and were obviously moved by the experience is the most important part for me.

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    6. I agree @phzs. I also am personally sensitive to visits to Holocaust sites. I appreciate that the visit is done with the best motives but it is a graveyard, even if you want to sanitize it by calling it a museum, and a chirpy summer dress is not appropriate.

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    7. All concentration camps are museums now. Never before have I seen an official representative wearing a floral print dress and sandals displaying painted toe nails at a visit. Add to this a hairstyle as if she was going to model for a shampoo ad, and the desaster is complete from head to toe. It may be a museum now, but it is still a place where innocent people had been tortured and murdered with a cruelty that exceeds the imagination of normal persons. To go there dressed up like for granny's garden party is an utter lack of respect.

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    8. I disagree, phzs. If there is someone to blame it is the person responsible for that schedule - a visit to a former concentration camp and then to a theatre? Odd. That is something to critizise but not Catherine for wearing that dress.

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    9. Coralie, the staff that organized the visit, did not dia anything without the royal family's knouledge and royal stamp of approval.

      Plus she could had wore a dark coat for the visit and then taking it off for the rest off the day.

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    10. She had lots of similar dark or sombre looking coats and pumps and just when the occassion calls for it, she goes flaunting her new summer locks and curls and if its Catherine, her outfit should be new and match it for that matter..

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  2. I find this dress totally appropriate, correct length, no bare arm or shoulders, not too tight, modern without being " too trendy" . This is a museum now, I don't think that wearing sandals is in any way disrespectful. Recently Queen Elizabeth addressed, and comforted her citizens after the horrible terrorist acts, wearing a bright yellow outfit, and most of us didn't have issue with it.

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  3. Love it.I think Catherine looks great.Her hair, dress and shoes are super... appropriate for her age and for the occasion.

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    1. JB totally agree with you. The Duchess look very pretty and bring colour to a very gloomy period in the world history.

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  4. this outfit belongs to Carole its too aging!!!

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  5. This dress is an absolutely beautiful nearly botanical print. It is really lovely in close-ups where the details can be seen. It is very English and it's as if she brought images of an English garden with her.

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  6. Lovely summer outfit for their visit. The museum was just the first stop on the day's agenda. Obviously, they had other places to visit, so she dressed for the whole day. Plus, it was a tour and not a funeral.

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  7. Lovely summer outfit for their visit. The museum was just the first stop on the day's agenda. It was a tour and not a funeral. Obviously, they had other places to visit, so she dressed for the whole day.

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  8. The Stuart Weitzman shoes are made in shoe factories in Elda and Petrer, Alicante province, Spain. Great quality at high but not stratospheric prices. The pair Catherine wears retails for around 350 Euros.

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  9. I am from the Czech republic and here we have a former concentration camp as well. I have visited it once and it was a terrible experience.
    Therefore, I cannot believe she wore floral dress to concentration camp! I do not care whether the colours of the flowers are not bright or that the flowers are not blooming or whatever other excuse or explanation I had seen on other websites... you do not wear floral dress to such a place, ever. And with some sandals, too.

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    1. Jana, why do think one should not wear a floral dress to such a place? I respect your point of view, but I just do not understand it and would like to learn more about it. I for one do not think such a dress is inappropriate. Some years ago I visited an exhibition and an artist had created a work for all the women in history who had been murdered for political reasons. Like for example Olympe de Gouges. That artist had created an object with lots of colourful flowers. I interpreted it that way, that these women may have been killed, but their spirit still lives on like blooming flowers. I found that wonderful.

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    2. Jana P.Totally agree. Just not appropriate for a visit to such a devastating place.

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  11. I don't think the flowers are appropiated to visit a concentration camp. Also, all in all, the colour of the bag from my point of view should have been in one of the colours of the pattern' s dress.

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  12. Nana je suis totalement d'accord avec vous.Meme si elle avait d'autres engagements après,un ton plus neutre aurait été bienvenu.Est elle une tête de moineau?

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  13. From a fashion point of view it's a pretty enough dress, summery but modest and suitable for attending a variety of events.

    Personally, I don't think Catherine should have worn it and I can't understand why someone didn't say anything to her - not because I think it's inappropriate (she wasn't at a funeral and she wasn't singing and dancing on graves) but because she should have realised what people would say. Now the headlines are about what she wore to a concentration camp rather than the actual purpose of the visit.

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  14. A visit to a concentration camp is a sobering thing and it isn't hard to imagine that nobody realizes that until they are there. Perhaps she now wishes she had worn something else.
    As to her pretty flower print dress, it is beautiful but again, that fit just is NOT the best with the waist sitting up too high for the blouse part. Her white suit with the peplum was a much better fit for her top length. With the many designer outfits she wears, couldn't someone on her staff tell the couturier what her back neck-to-waist length should be? That should be a number she never forgets - and expects to wear.

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  15. Good grief it was a grey and muted red. Not bold or flashy. Th Queen Mother used to wear soft colors ..pastel during the Blitz. It brings some light to a dark place or time. Cafherine wasnt flashy or standing out. She blended in w well. Ok so she wore a nude open toed shoe. So what? I did not find it disrespectful. I have been to several camps and ppl come in shorts and tshirts w rude comments on them and flip flops. THAT is disrespectful.
    Try to remember that they had other stops post the camp. I think she chose something that was good for all stops.
    Last night they had a party for the Queen and ppl had slits up to their "nether areas' and hiking sandals on? That is tacky. Today she was muted and if you look at her from any distance she is well blended and does not standout like HERE I AM!

    Just my two cents ....worth about 1 cent

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    1. I agree. I don't understand what the problem is with sandals or indeed, why her hairstyle was especially insulting for the visit.

      You would think the fact that two young people born way after the end of the war visit a place of memorial, reflect on its horrors, speak with survivors and are moved by it would be more important than a fairly sober, albeit floral, dress.

      That said, I think someone older and wiser should have piped up and pointed out that there would be comments - as soon as I saw the pictures I knew what would said (although I hadn't anticipated that her hair and shoes would also be a problem!!!)

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  16. Well that is kate for you!!during the 9/11 memorial visit she wore bright pink coat and while meeting the children at school she wore a black coat the day before.so one might conclude that either she or her stylists are not very bright ppl.

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  17. The "ERDEM" picture with the skirt and a black, sexy top looks better than her dress. The dress itself looks boring, while just a skirt in that pattern is a'n eye-catcher for itself...
    And to most of the commenters: it is important how you feel inside. "Only the closest mind is certain."

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  18. The floral dress was just not appropriate, she has plenty of other options to choose from and should have done so. I think the centre is not flattering to her face, she is starting to develop nasolabial folds around her mouth and this centre part exacerbates them. Her skin is looking dull as well, not dewy and fresh, she should drink more water and look at different skincare products I think.

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  19. The floral dress was just not appropriate, she has plenty of other options to choose from and should have done so. I think the centre is not flattering to her face, she is starting to develop nasolabial folds around her mouth and this centre part exacerbates them. Her skin is looking dull as well, not dewy and fresh, she should drink more water and look at different skincare products I think.

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  20. In all fairness, this is a visit to a museum when they were to meet survivors whose story and approach was life-affirming and whose entire narrative was about what we can learn about hope and solidarity from looking at past horrors. She must have known this in advance. It would have been inappropriate to meet such positive and forward looking people and their families in somber colors and a funereal look. If you think of a concentration camp visit without this context perhaps a solid color may have been more appropriate. But if you read the story as presented by these me who guided her through the museum, the message was positive and optimistic, and the flowers matched that story better than if she had arrived in something less appropriated to the story they had to tell.

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  21. I think since tha fashion face-off with queen Laetizia, the Duchess is trying very hard with something new. Her hair, different tailored dresses, open shoes with nail polish. Just give her time and she will find herself, and lets forgive her this dress and shoes. I remember the time when queen Laetizia had bad posture as well. And just look at her now!

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  22. The floral that Kate was wearing in my opinion was quite somber and if an ordinary person had worn what Kate was wearing, it wouldn't have been questioned,there would be no debate about appropriate or not.

    My initial response was a grey or black dress would have been more appropriate, but then for the following function what Kate was wearing could/would have appeared too grim.

    The only thing I can fault is Kate wearing sandals and even now I am not sure why I think shoes would have been more appropriate.

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