Yesterday, Kate and William were at the wedding of Alexander Vaulkhard and Sarah Nicholson in Batcombe, Dorset. (Early photos available here) Mr. Security was on hand as well, just in case you have been wondering how well he pulls off morning dress... you get one guess on the answer to that. I have a sense his private motto is: "Keeping Wills & Kate Safe; Keeping Harry Humble." I don't know for sure, I just have this sense... Back to the lady of the blog! I would say I have no idea what dress she is wearing, except for what appears to be the same sleeve as the dress she wore to Santa Barbara polo.
I love almost every element of the dress. Its floaty and feminine and flatters Kate's perfect figure. But I'll tell you, Jenny P--and we love her--must have been a little too far into a bottle of red the night she chose this print. Really. It is dull, and far too old for Kate. This is not fun, this boring. This...has dust on it. And it doesn't get better with age.
It seems that Kate likes it, though, because this is the second wedding to which she has worn it. She wore it in 2012 to Emily McCorquodale's wedding. (If you can spell McCorquodale without Googling it, message me and I will give you a prize. I jest, but...) At that time, Kate paired the polo dress with the stunning Catherine Hooker coat that took our breath away at the Order of the Garter. Unfortunately, pairing that luminously beautiful coat with this dress was like asking a chorus member to sing the lead in an opera even though you have Placido Domingo standing by. It doesn't do anyone any favors.
|Kate Wearing the Katherine Hooker|
That being said, she was still radiantly beautiful on that occasion. I love this picture below. The row of fans snapping away. Harry and William (a smile just perceptible along the side of his face) waiting while Kate walks to join them. You can see she is aware. She sees the hubbub, she feels it, she is even twisting her ring a little, but she has a serene and confident smile on her face. Her presence is commanding. Anyone concerned that the media attention is too much for her need only examine her expression here. Kate the Great, folks. Kate. The. Great.
It is also possible this dress has subtle magic powers of PDA, since on every occasion we have some sweet little moments between our favorite love-birds. I am forced to approve. What I really am waiting to see is if this wear is THE ONE where she transforms "blah" into "ahhh." That would be cool.
Basically, while I can't say I love the print, everything else clicks for me. None of this chit chat changes the fact we still have no pictures from yesterday. You can view the first few here, as mentioned earlier, but nothing super hi-res, much to my disappointment. I will update if/when those are available.