Even a Duchess can make a few fashion faux pas, as Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge, proved during an April mini tour of Scotland.
Visiting Glasgow in a Short CoatPrince William and Kate, who are known in Scotland as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn, braved chilly lingering winter weather for two days in Scotland. Day one saw the couple visiting Glasgow. Kate wore the "Workers Coat" by UK company Moloh. Despite pairing the coat with dark, opaque tights and knee-length boots, Kate was criticized by many for the coat's short length. It seems that England's future Queen must remain modest, and keep her admittedly excellent legs under a few more inches of cloth.
The couple played a brief game of table tennis and revealed to well-wishers that they have a short list of both girl and boy names -- no more possible gender giveaways on this trip! Kate also shared that friends kept texting her name ideas. Ah, royal baby naming in the twenty-first century has become so high-tech!
On to Dumfries House in a Recycled CoatThe next day, William and Kate were joined by William's father, Prince Charles, at historic Dumfries House. Charles has been involved in the restoration of the home.
For this event, Kate chose a coat that's a bit historic, too. Her Armani coat was first seen way back in December 2006, when she wore it to Prince William's graduation from Sandhurst Military College. At the time, William and Catherine were not even engaged, although they had been dating several years. Kate was keen to impress William and his family, and this coat marked one of her first big steps into the world of dressing like a potential member of "the firm."
With the button discretely moved to accommodate the royal baby, expected in July, the coat still looked like new. Kate paired it with a Strathearn Tartan scarf, made especially to match her Scottish title, and a pair of the Cornelia James side bow gloves she so loves.
Kate, Meet Barbie ...While mingling with the crowd, Kate was surprised when a little girl showed her a Barbie version of herself. "No! Oh no, is that me? Is that meant to be me? Does my hair really look like that?" the Duchess asked, staring in mock horror at the doll's admittedly poufy hairdo.
Assured by the girl that she was "much prettier" than the doll, Kate moved along the line.
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