Royal Watch: Bill & Cathy Cambridge Spark Rumo(u)rs

Posted on August 19, 2011

We’re a little embarrassed to admit what flew out of our mouths practically in unison the second we saw these pictures of Duchess Cathy.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Summerfield Community Centre, which was very badly affected by the riots last week, in Birmingham, England. She wears a wool crepe skirt and a military silk-georgette blouse by Alexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Juju Ivanyuk (NATHALIE)

No, really. We’re debating whether to admit it or not.

See, we try to cultivate this image of bitchy, non-sentimental bloggers and sometimes we even pull it off.

But we might as well bite the bullet and admit it. We both blurted out words to the effect of “That looks just like something Diana would have worn in the ’80s!” And if that wasn’t silly enough, we immediately followed it up with: ” Say, she looks a little … *gasp* … OHMIGOD, DO YOU THINK SHE’S PREGNANT?!?”

Shut up. We’re still cool.

Anyway, it’s a sharp, chic little outfit and it’s in what’s become her signature colors of white and navy blue. It’s got that pseudo-military look that Diana more than flirted with in the ’80s and in which Cathy herself has dabbled a few times. It’s not a bad choice for a royal because it implies a certain level of authority even if it’s only symbolic and the fact that it evokes a naval military uniform specifically makes it feel particularly English.

William looks good. His jacket looks better fitted than normal. He overdid it on the blue, though. We can understand not wearing a white shirt because then they would have been dressed alike, but he could have gone with another color in the tie.

Anyway, in the hopes of gaining a couple hundred thousand extra hits today, OHMIGOD, YOU GUYS, DUCHESS CATHY IS TOTALLY PREGNANT!!!!

[Photo Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images, style.com]

    • http://profiles.google.com/angelarosesarno angela rose sarno

      as someone who is actually pregnant, I could only wish to wear such a skirt.

      his pants still seem a size too big, no?

      • Rand Ortega

        Mazel, Ms. Angela Rose!

    • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

      She’s so thin, it could be that she had just eaten a cracker and it made her look bigger.
      Cute outfit. 

      • Anonymous

        Even princesses cannot escape the food baby from time to time. 

      • Anonymous

        Even princesses cannot escape the food baby from time to time. 

        • Anonymous

          If that’s a food baby, just call me Octolunch.

    • Anonymous

      You guys are killing me. I KNEW that’s what you were going to say. I think maybe it’s the flappy thing that’s giving the illusion of fullness where normally there isn’t any. I’ll bet you DO get lots more hits today! She does look sharp – it’s a great look for her – preggo or not!

      • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

        agreed.

    • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

      If it makes you feel any better, I had the exact same thought before I even scrolled down (re: preggers). But I’m not renowned for being a fabulous bitchy gay blogger, so I can see why you’d be embarrassed. ;D

    • Anonymous

      The whole suit looks too big for him actually. And the first thing I thought upon seeing her was that she seemed to have gained a pound or two but not enough to make me even fathom that she’s pregnant. Who knows? If it’s true, I can see all of the internet going on and on about it just as they did about the wedding. Heaven help us

    • Anonymous

      The little “navy pants” button detail on the skirt is all crooked on Duchess Kate, and it’s making my eye twitch.

      • Hillary Matlin

        Exactly what I’m thinking. The problem with military details like lots of buttons and trim is that if you’re not standing stock still with excellent posture things end up askew (skirt) and saggy (top) which makes her look like they either had a very interesting car ride, or that she participated in some kind of obstacle course. Even the pleats are looking less than fresh. As for he, is there any chance that he’s red/green colorblind and that leaves him with all that blue because it never clashes?

        • Anonymous

          Isn’t he a pilot? I’m not sure you get to be a pilot if you’re colour blind (although maybe being heir to the throne changes that…)

    • Ted Kane

      She looks a wee bit puffy in the face in a couple of those shots, but, yeah, she could have just gotten stuck in an elevator with some carbs or something.

    • Anonymous

      She certainly has put on some weight, can’t tell if it’s just her going back to her pre-wedding weight (I mean seriously, if she were someone else we’d say she looked healthy skinny and we’d all want her body, but damn was she skinnier at the wedding and you can tell without a doubt that she’s.. how do I say this without sounding like some body-snarking ass.. fuller.) or if she is prego. Do women put weight on that fast? How long ago was the wedding, anyway?

      But yeah, I like what she’s wearing. It could be more refined, but who cares really?

    • Anonymous

      She certainly has put on some weight, can’t tell if it’s just her going back to her pre-wedding weight (I mean seriously, if she were someone else we’d say she looked healthy skinny and we’d all want her body, but damn was she skinnier at the wedding and you can tell without a doubt that she’s.. how do I say this without sounding like some body-snarking ass.. fuller.) or if she is prego. Do women put weight on that fast? How long ago was the wedding, anyway?

      But yeah, I like what she’s wearing. It could be more refined, but who cares really?

      • Anonymous

        Whaat? where is this fullness of which you (and T. and Lo.) speak? 

        “Do women put on weight that fast?” What weight? I don’t understand where it looks like she even gained any.But if she does look a bit bloated, YES, that is normal, and it’s called PMS.

        • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

          I don’t see any extra weight either. If she is pregnant, I don’t think you’d be able to tell yet. Just a few weeks ago at Zara’s wedding she was thin as ever.

          • Anonymous

            .. and at Zara’s wedding she drank no alcohol, not champagne, not wine.

            She obviously doesn’t look anything beyond skinny, but she’s obviously isn’t as skinny as she was. Her face is plumper, her legs thicker.

            • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

              I didn’t realize she didn’t drink at the wedding. Huh. I’ll admit that her waist doesn’t look quite as tiny as usual but I attributed that to the fact that she’s wearing a loose blouse tucked into a skirt instead of a dress belted at the waist like she usually wears. If she’s pregnant, good for her. If she just gained back a few pounds, even better.

            • Anonymous

              I’m totally all over the baby rumours, but if she is doing a serious low carb diet (as I read recently), that could be another reason for not drinking.
              I looked at how she held her hands in the first pic and immediately squealed, “preggers.” It looked like she was cradling her stomach.

            • http://phdoula.blogspot.com Rebecca

              She’s doing a low carb diet? She’s on a DIET??? If she’s on anything she should be on something to gain weight because being underweight before pregnancy = some increased risks.

            • Anonymous

              I’m totally all over the baby rumours, but if she is doing a serious low carb diet (as I read recently), that could be another reason for not drinking.
              I looked at how she held her hands in the first pic and immediately squealed, “preggers.” It looked like she was cradling her stomach.

            • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

              I didn’t realize she didn’t drink at the wedding. Huh. I’ll admit that her waist doesn’t look quite as tiny as usual but I attributed that to the fact that she’s wearing a loose blouse tucked into a skirt instead of a dress belted at the waist like she usually wears. If she’s pregnant, good for her. If she just gained back a few pounds, even better.

            • Anonymous

              There is nothing plump or thick about this girl!  Ridiculous!  She has a big pouchy pocket flap on her stomach!  She could hardly be more flawless here.  Let’s not give her an eating disorder!

    • Anonymous

      Sorry guys, but I don’t think so.  Girl needs to put back on a few pounds to make pregnancy easy–get over those wedding nerves.  Also, the boobs swell pretty darn early, even before the tum, so I think it’s just a skirt with a panel.  Like it on her, though.  Heck, I like her and her hubby.  After Charles and Di, I just like the fact that these two seem like a real couple.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tonibduguid Toni Busch

        Not necessarily, unless by “boobs” you mean “bum.”  I’m 12 weeks and my chest has swelled by maybe, possibly, a half cup, and that’s with squinting and wishful thinking.

        • Toto Maya

          Don’t crush my dreams of finally having boobs one day.

        • Anonymous

          You’ll get there.  Though the real, er expansion, is when the milk comes in.  But, anyway, during a first pregnancy, it takes a while to show, particularly on a tall woman.  I spent my first trimester sick as a dog and looking nonpreggers–so none of the sympathy/courtesy and all the worst feelings.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MN3NQ262BP3YF2RQJ4DYQQBDMA Shalia

          I’m almost thinking “lucky you” right now.  I’m 8.5 weeks and my boobs are already up over a whole cup size, and I’m refusing to go buy bigger bras until they settle down a bit!!

    • Anonymous

      Sorry guys, but I don’t think so.  Girl needs to put back on a few pounds to make pregnancy easy–get over those wedding nerves.  Also, the boobs swell pretty darn early, even before the tum, so I think it’s just a skirt with a panel.  Like it on her, though.  Heck, I like her and her hubby.  After Charles and Di, I just like the fact that these two seem like a real couple.

    • Anonymous

      She does look less frail than she has been looking. Not sure if that equals preggers, but something is up with her face…she look tired or something, which would be understandable given the wedding and the strain of adjusting to royal life. Can’t wait to see if you’re right about the pregnancy!

    • Anonymous

      She does look less frail than she has been looking. Not sure if that equals preggers, but something is up with her face…she look tired or something, which would be understandable given the wedding and the strain of adjusting to royal life. Can’t wait to see if you’re right about the pregnancy!

    • Anonymous

      I’m baffled. Really? It just looks to me like a skirt with a lot of buttons in a heavy material. She looks as pin thin (and cute) as ever.

    • Anonymous

      I’m baffled. Really? It just looks to me like a skirt with a lot of buttons in a heavy material. She looks as pin thin (and cute) as ever.

    • http://twitter.com/Juliaismagic Julia

      I think it’s just the construction of the skirt. Or she ate a meal for once…

    • http://twitter.com/Juliaismagic Julia

      I think it’s just the construction of the skirt. Or she ate a meal for once…

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      I don’t like this on her. The skirt is great but the top is sagging and without the belt, it looks incomplete. Her hair hanging down makes it look a little messy too. Whew. had to get that off my chest.

      • Anonymous

        I do not like it either.  This is not my idea of McQueen.

    • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

      I don’t like this on her. The skirt is great but the top is sagging and without the belt, it looks incomplete. Her hair hanging down makes it look a little messy too. Whew. had to get that off my chest.

    • Christine Campbell

      Although I don’t think she is in fact pregnant, I will admit the fact that the buttons have gone all wonky on her skirt is suggestive of early pregnancy bloat.  I have no idea whether comments count in your page hits, but here you go:  CATHERINE MIDDLETON PREGNANT DUCHESS CATHERINE BABY PREGNANT PRINCE WILLIAM CATHERINE PREGNANT BABY CATHERINE PREGANT.

    • Christine Campbell

      Although I don’t think she is in fact pregnant, I will admit the fact that the buttons have gone all wonky on her skirt is suggestive of early pregnancy bloat.  I have no idea whether comments count in your page hits, but here you go:  CATHERINE MIDDLETON PREGNANT DUCHESS CATHERINE BABY PREGNANT PRINCE WILLIAM CATHERINE PREGNANT BABY CATHERINE PREGANT.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      If that’s looking pregnant, I’m an elephant!  hehe

    • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

      I don’t get it… what makes her look pregnant? She looks scary skinny as always to me…

      • Anonymous

        “Anyway, in the hopes of gaining a couple hundred thousand extra hits today, OHMIGOD, YOU GUYS, DUCHESS CATHY IS TOTALLY PREGNANT!!!!”Summed up right there…

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

       She looks adorable and reed-slim, just not as jaggedly thin as on the US tour. Does William get to retire from his coast guard service, or is that a long-term job? I am thinking that if a break is coming up for him they might want to plan for that.

    • http://twitter.com/follower4964 follower4964

      Meanwhile, Crownprincess Victoria of Sweden actually IS pregnant, it was announced yesterday. She’s due in March 2012

    • Judy_J

      That skirt does make her look like she’s got a baby bump. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWXPPIXIKWWR4TB7UQBBL4INN4 Anonymous

      She’s a line! No way is she pregnant. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AWXPPIXIKWWR4TB7UQBBL4INN4 Anonymous

      She’s a line! No way is she pregnant. 

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Paul G. Ellis

      She does look especially “glowy”.  To be fair though that may be because she has settled into the routine of royal life and now actually gets a full nights sleep every night.  I’m loving the McQueen blouse and skirt. a lot.  And Duke Hubby looks smashing in his now properly tailored jacket. I see he took the advice of all you TLo and all us fauns.  And interestingly, that tie seems to be really bringing out his baby blues quite nicely.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Paul G. Ellis

      She does look especially “glowy”.  To be fair though that may be because she has settled into the routine of royal life and now actually gets a full nights sleep every night.  I’m loving the McQueen blouse and skirt. a lot.  And Duke Hubby looks smashing in his now properly tailored jacket. I see he took the advice of all you TLo and all us fauns.  And interestingly, that tie seems to be really bringing out his baby blues quite nicely.

    • http://profiles.google.com/claudiaberry Claudia Berry

      I hope so!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      Jezus, guys. She still looks as thin as a rail.

      • Anonymous

        I think it’s the face that they are looking at. She looks a little fuller in the face. A classic symptom of early pregnancy.

        • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

          Yep.

        • Anonymous

          thats what i noticed before i saw a full size photo.  her face looks full. 

        • Christine Campbell

          I assume she’s still doing her own makeup?  I wish I could have done my blush that well on the moonpie face I had during my pregnancy.  Hell, I wish I could now.

        • Christine Campbell

          I assume she’s still doing her own makeup?  I wish I could have done my blush that well on the moonpie face I had during my pregnancy.  Hell, I wish I could now.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, her face is the main tip-off to something being a little off. She looks like she drank a lot the previous night, was crying that morning or puking that morning… Or all three! We’ve all been there.

        • Anonymous

          Yep.
           

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6416893 Jenna Kuhmann

      I don’t see it…but I do think she looks fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      If she’s pregnant enough to show, she’s pregnant enough to announce. So my guess is bad breakfast.
       

      • Anonymous

         I imagine the palace would wait at least three months before announcing, just to make sure everything was going well. And as skinny as she was at the wedding, I’d be surprised if she could become pregnant this quickly. Besides they’ve both been pretty vocal about wanting to wait on the family, even if it flies in the face of royal tradition.

      • Alisa Rivera

        Not necessarily. I was bloated a week after getting pregnant and my face puffed up immediately (needless to say I had an brutally uncomfortable pregnancy…)

    • Scott Hester-Johnson

      You tie a scarf around her neck and you’ve got a British Airways stew.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720086455 Sue Shea

        ha! brilliant!

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s the little patch on the skirt that’s adding a bump there.  That’s all I see is skirt bulk.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LSGDWPRY6JLBPB43EO6MIAURZI what

      Pregnant? I’m pretty sure that’s just wool, with another layer of wool over it, even if it’s crepe.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PMAPJYMO5AC6GMONR6NQFURAXE bebo

      Looks better with the belt.

    • Anonymous

      Sweet Queens! that is not a pregnant stomach but access panel for her batteries!

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      If she was bloated, it should be much higher — your stomach and your uterus are in VERY different locations!  I’m not seeing that much bloat, though. 

    • Anonymous

      Here’s the thing. The people who know such things have mentioned that she is really, really expected to produce major heirage ASAP, and that might be one reason why they spent so many years “dating.” Which is to say, if the entire population of Britain, most especially the Queen, expects progeny immediately upon marriage, then you delay marriage until you’re ready to comply.

      She doesn’t look the least tiny bit pregnant to me in that outfit, but it’ll be soon, methinks.

      • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

         I agree, Deb! -Therese

    • Anonymous

      If the Daily Mail hasn’t started a rumour today, then I doubt it’s even a remote possibility. 

    • Anonymous

      I so want to believe she is pregnant.  And she could very well be pregnant, but more than likely she has read the millions of posts about her being so thin that she finally had a big sandwich.  Also if I had that ring, I’d find ways to wear navy and white as often as I could as well.  Love the military look to this outfit.  She’s seems to be a fan of McQueen. 

    • Anonymous

      Um…. I’m confused.  She does not look remotely pregnant or bloated.  What am I missing?  

    • MilaXX

      I don’t see it. I think it’s just the way the buttons sit on the skirt. I won’t be surprised if there is a pregnancy announcement any day now, but I can’t see it in this picture.

    • Anonymous

      Oh T and Lo…you guys are so cute. The first things that change in a pregnant lady are her boobs. When Cathy starts filling out a blouse…then you can get excited! It would take her months to start showing a baby bump. 

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        Oh, that’s so cute. You think we live on Planet Gay where no pregnant ladies have ever been seen or heard from.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, gay men can’t possibly know anything about pregnancy! And every single pregnancy shows in exactly the same way on every single woman! Silly gays.

    • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

      Oh I will be hated for this. I think she looks like a flight attendant.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      Yeah, she’s probably preggers and practicing buttoning up the butt-flap on the onsie with this outfit.

    • Anonymous

      Not seeing it, sorry. Her face looks a tiny bit less angular, but that might just have to do with her eating something again.

    • Anonymous

      oh please, she just looks like she ate a cracker or two. i dunno, but this strikes me as an awfully flashy/fun outfit to wear while visiting people who have lost their homes & livelihoods to looting fools. plus, while going all military costumey chic always seems like a great idea at the time, the photographs inevitably make you cringe 10 years down the line.

    • Anonymous

      her face is fuller and her legs don’t look ready to break- could be a pound or 2, could be the starts of a baby.  regardless… she looks much better.

    • fragileindustries

      There is no bump on that girl that could hold a fertilized poppy seed, much less a fetus.  I wish she’d eat something.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, how I love me some T & Lo in the morning. I think she looks sharp, but I think she should have kept the belt. As for being preggers, well guys I think she may have actually eaten? But, OHMYGOD, YOU GUYS, it would so totally be fun if she WAS pregnant!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      Looks like a food baby to me, but she’s so tiny I don’t think we’re gonna know unless they decide to announce it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      Looks like a food baby to me, but she’s so tiny I don’t think we’re gonna know unless they decide to announce it.

    • Anonymous

      You guys crack me up.

      (They both look good.)

    • Anonymous

      You guys crack me up.

      (They both look good.)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

      So…She gained 7oz and you think she’s pregnant?  Oh ok…No seriously, if she is, slap my face and say it aint so, but I think it’s an optical illusion from her skirt.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

      So…She gained 7oz and you think she’s pregnant?  Oh ok…No seriously, if she is, slap my face and say it aint so, but I think it’s an optical illusion from her skirt.

    • Eliza Leoni

      I don’t see the pregnancy at all.  She still looks rail thin. A onesie buttflap on the front of your skirt does not a baby make.

    • Eliza Leoni

      I don’t see the pregnancy at all.  She still looks rail thin. A onesie buttflap on the front of your skirt does not a baby make.

    • Toto Maya

      I love the top, the buttons over the uterus bug me. She doesn’t look pregnant either, she just looks like she ate.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ebba-Svantesson/1750647220 Ebba Svantesson

      Crownprincess Victoria of Sweden is pregnant! We’re going crazy over here with joy, weirdly enough, for such a socialist country haha

      • Anonymous

        I’m not Swedish but she’s probably my favorite princess, I was beyond excited when I found out.

    • Anonymous

      I think she just had a meal for a change. But what do I know. It would be fun if TLo were right.

    • Anonymous

      Pregnant? I don’t see it. And I wish she had worn something more relaxed. I feel this dress is all wrong for the occasion. One of Michelle Obama’s sweater over dress outfits would have felt more appropriate to this viewer. And not the formal suede pumps and the “fleshtone” hose, either.  Is she kind of a one-note wonder?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12432538 Nariman Celia Alkhatib

      I dont see it… I cant tell if she’s preggers or not

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12432538 Nariman Celia Alkhatib

      I dont see it… I cant tell if she’s preggers or not

    • Anonymous

      Interesting.  When I first saw these pictures, I thought she looked as skinny as she’s ever looked.  Didn’t get a whiff of PG vibe.  I don’t see it.

    • Anonymous

      Interesting.  When I first saw these pictures, I thought she looked as skinny as she’s ever looked.  Didn’t get a whiff of PG vibe.  I don’t see it.

    • Anonymous

      I hope so! Squeal!! But yeah, she was so thin this could just be the result of a couple pints of Hagen Daz.

    • Anonymous

      I hope so! Squeal!! But yeah, she was so thin this could just be the result of a couple pints of Hagen Daz.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I don’t think so (pregnant that is, the rest I pretty well agree on) and I have a pretty good eye for preggers ladies (being a grandma and all). So glad to the Cambridges again–I’ve missed them on your blogs.
      And will the rest of you get off the “she just ate”, “she’s so thin” etc train. I’ve not yet seen a picture of her that looks like she is anything but a healthy small woman. No sunken cheeks, no collar bones (did you notice Diane Agron’s (sp?) in yesterday’s photos? That’s thin!), healthy looking hair and skin. It’s like you are trying to fulfill your (not you TLo) own prophecies.

      • Anonymous

        Also, I should have said look at her legs–they are well muscled, shapely, her knees aren’t sticking out–the woman is HEALTHY!

        • Anonymous

          The woman is 5’10″ and she
          looks like she’s about 100 lbs. In which case she’s about 22
          pounds underweight. The low end of the healthy BMI range for that height is 122 and I
          seriously doubt she’s even close to weighing that. The pro anorexia/bulimia blogs have adopted her as their poster child. She’s too thin.

          Would she even be
          able to get pregnant? I think it’s the front panel of the skirt that is giving her the illusion of an infinitesimally tiny baby bump.

          I’m not seeing it.

    • Anonymous

      What??? Is she retaining water in her ankles?

    • Anonymous

      I can’t tell if her boobs look any bigger. I’m going to have to comb the interwebs for recent pics now to see if she looks like she could be preg. I hope it’s a girl! A beautiful little princess for her to dress up! *squeeee*

      Also, looks like she got highlights put in her hair. It looks great.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe it’s my old lady eyes coupled with the smallest of hangovers, but I’m not seeing any fullness. I am however seeing a skirt onto which Cathy glued her handbag.

      Ignoring what looks like a glued on handbag, she looks fabulous, and about a gazillion times better than the model. My girlcrush lives on.

    • Anonymous

      I think her face does look fuller than usual; I am hoping that she has just relaxed from the wedding and her first tour. I do think she’d look a little better with a few more pounds on but she’s probably got a really fast metabolism. I hope that they wait until they are ready to have a baby. Give them a bit of time to get used to being married. 

    • Sara__B

      Kathy looks fabulous, as usual. I hope she’s not pregnant, because that would mean she has very little time to enjoy being just William’s wife before she becomes a mother, too.

    • Anonymous

      Before I even read TLo comments, I looked at the pic and her tummy/baby bump popped right out.  Either she’s preggers or she had desert that day. ;)

      They look fine…boring, safe, predictable, etc., etc.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      I feel bad for Cathy. Every time the poor girl walks outside people gasp “Preggers!” I’m not sure if she is or isn’t, but it must be horrible to have the paparazzi stalking her uterus. Really, leave her eggs out of it. When she’s past 12 weeks and ready to announce, she will. Until then I think we can just comment on the outfits…

      I like it better on the model, and in a sci-fi/dystopian movie. Not sure it translates to street-wear all that well.

      • Anonymous

        I agree.
        When you’re an average person, the minute you got married everyone starts to ask when you’re going to have a baby. It drove me nuts. so imagine her situation : Mother Queen browses the subject on every Sunday’s dinner AND she has the rest of the Great Britain asking the same question.
        I bet she doesn’t even want to know what the rest of the world thinks !

    • Helen C

      gosh, someone please teach this girl how to do eye makeup.  

    • Anonymous

      You guys are nutty.  it’s called a full stomach, not a baby.  It looks like she actually ate sollids today. 

    • Anonymous

      Frankly I wouldn’t be surprised at all if she was pregnant sooner than later. They have known each for what? 8 years? They are both well past 25 years old; if I was in her shoes and didn’t want to deal with infertility issues, I’d be getting pregnant as soon as I could.

    • suzq

      I dunno….maybe she’s put on a few palace pounds.  Bothering me more is Wills’ posture.  Wills, STRAIGHTEN OUT YOUR SHOULDERS, would you please?

    • Anonymous

      Nah.
      Look at her tits, totally flat.
      Skinny as she is, the first thing that will swell will be her chest, not her stomach.
      She just abused some beef wellington, that’s all. Or maybe she did read your comments on her definitely having to leave her diet and did so… Presumably with the thought of popping in a near future royal, beautiful and genetically enhanced offsprings.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry guys, but (speaking as a woman who HAS been pregnant), no way is that girl pregnant.

      If she were, she wouldn’t dare to wear a skirt that focused so much attention on her tummy.  All those extra buttons draw the attention right where you DON’T want it, if you’re in the early stages of pregnancy and trying to hide it.

      On another note, I don’t care for the heavy handed military details of this outfit. Just the shirt or just the skirt, maybe. But the whole ensemble looks more like a costume than anything else.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Not seeing a bump at all, but I love her in Alexander McQueen!

    • katherine precht

      She’s tucked the blouse peplum into the skirt… that’s what the fullness is. Skirt would have been better with blue button like real sailor trousers.

      • Anonymous

        Katherine is correct.  The original McQueen blouse has a flouncy peplum all the way around.  Unless she’s had the blouse altered, she’s tucked the peplum into the skirt, and that is why she looks a little bunchy / thick around the middle.

    • Anonymous

      I also thought the same thing, TLo. After all, they have to keep up with Princess Vicky and Prince Daniel of Sweden…she’s due in March.

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      You’re right, TLo – she looks about 12 pounds instead of her usual 11.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t believe I’m admitting to this but….I went back and checked earlier pics.  I think what’s making her face look fuller is that she has, very very subtlely, lightened her hair. 

      Or I’m crazy.  But I don’t think she’s expecting.

    • irielle

      With blue eyes like those, I think blue’s always a good choice for him.

    • Anonymous

      Hmm. My first though was, “Is that Alan Thicke behind them in the first pic?” 

    • Anonymous

      Is she with child or with sandwich?  Either way, good for her.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      Lawdy!  I’m having a crisis.  I remember when HE was born! 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

        Me too honey; even worse is I watched his parents’ wedding.

    • Anonymous

      Oh come on, people. She isn’t a breeding sow. Can we lay off the comments that reference her tits and other body parts? How is dissecting Duchess Cathy for evidence of pregnancy any different than dissecting any other woman for sexiness factor? It’s all insulting and gross and TLo have stated repeatedly that comments that have nothing to say about clothes and zoom in on body parts for critique are not what this blog is about. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      she may have just eaten a few times.

      edited to add:
      every woman who ever starved herself is gonna tell you that.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      she may have just eaten a few times.

      edited to add:
      every woman who ever starved herself is gonna tell you that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720086455 Sue Shea

      she was freaky skinny before. i found it disturbing to look at her. also can you even get pregnant when you are that underweight?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720086455 Sue Shea

        but honestly, that was the first thing i thought too. her belly is not concave for the first time EVER. my boyfriend thinks she always looks like she’s wasting away. and i agree.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720086455 Sue Shea

          she was looking like a flatsy doll!! (anyone else remember those?) if she turned sideways she disappeared!

    • Anonymous

      I had to read the whole post to figure out what you were going to gossip about since she totally DOESN’T look pregnant. I thought maybe the ‘she’s really  NOT eating” thing or, from a couple of these pictures, the ‘maybe she has botox’ thing, which I’ve never heard before but a couple of these face shots change her a bit. But totally NOT pregnant. Maybe she is, but you’d never know it from these pix.

      OTOH, Prince Wiliam has that bottom button undone. Maybe HE’s the one carrying the kid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      No, she was just seriously skinny before and now paired with that skirt = what a hint of 2 more pounds on her skeletal frame? ugh As a preggy, that is NOT what preggy looks like.

    • Anonymous

      LOL it’s just a visual trick from the navy style button front on the skirt. Believe me, this chick needs clothes that make her appear to be gaining weight.

    • Anonymous

      Who knows?  She might be…however I think the front thingy doo on the skirt is making her look bigger in that area, so that is what people are going to think. Bless her. She is actually trying to make her stomach look bigger when most of us are doing everything in our power, and duct tape, to make our tummies appear slimmer.  On the other hand, if she is pregnant, they can just unflap the hatch there on her skirt and the baby can crawl out.

    • Lauren Bradshaw

      Now to watch for pictures of her touching her stomach; that is a sure sign there is a bun behind that button adorned oven door.

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

      And…why do  you think she’s pregnant?  Love the outfit. 

    • Anonymous

      I’m gonna be real, all the nasty comments about her “skeletal body” are turning me off. It’s not as bad as “fatty” comments but I just don’t care for body policing. 

    • http://thememorexe.com memorexe

      The bitter irony that she would wear McQueen to a riot scene: http://dja.dj/#/project/archive-mcq-fw07/1

    • sonictofu

      god, I hope she doesn’t read this post.  She’s gonna burn that lovely McQueen outfit. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

      You are bad, bad, wicked people.  But I love you.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PHBN5RJ6BJHC72S22IIP3J437E Jae

      Am I the only one who sees the skirt and thinks of Daniel Vosovich’s (sp) PR collection???

    • Anonymous

      I was skyping (amazing how these verbs come out of nowhere) with my cousin in the UK who married very well and she’s trying to figure out what kind of title Kat’s parents are going to get once she produces a royal heir (probably something major if it’s a girl and they call her Elizabeth).  She’s met the Middleton’s and said they’re very nice and quite unaffected by this due to their booming business which comes first.

    • http://twitter.com/annmartina Ann Harste

      At first I thought the panel on the skirt was a clutch

    • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

      I think it’s safe to say her stomach’s still absolutely concave, and it’s just that weird flap with the golden buttons that gives the illusion of there being something there. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      Baby bumps don’t pop out that early, even on tiny tiny little things like Cathy.  She’s likely to be 4 months in before you can really tell.

      Personally I think she has a button problem.  

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      Oh, also?  That flappy thing reminds me of butt flap pajamas.

    • Maryann Gatto

      Whether she is pregnant here or not, she soon will be. I am wondering, do they do fertility tests on future Queens now? Why shouldn’t they, it would save a lot of head-aches (hee hee) down the road.

      More importantly, I too channeled Diana when I saw her in this outfit, but she is decidedly non aristo. I have noted this for quite a few years, but why? Well her hair is sort of middle class sex and the city, yes. But now I know – it’s her hands & feet. Diana would never have been caught with her hands hanging like that. Also, Diana’s legs and feet were always very composed.

      I remember reading something on body language, and the greater one’s power, the more composed one’s hand gestures. Think of Prince Charles with his hands always clasped behind his back. I imagine that body language is formed in childhood and is very very hard to change – unless you are an actor (not necessarily professional). Check out Katie’s front clasped hands. That’s learned. It doesn’t seem natural. It’s fascinating actually when you really start to look