Cathy Cambridge Goes to the Movies

Posted on April 26, 2012

Bill and Cathy went down to the local cinemaplex to gorge on popcorn and Goobers.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the UK premiere of “African Cats” in a Matthew Williamson dress.

Matthew Williamson Pre-Fall 2012 Collection

And they did it looking much better than you do when you do it.

Much will be made of the fact that he’s holding her umbrella for her. Nothing beats a chivalrous prince as far as romantic fantasies go; right, ladies? We’re just happy to see him ditching his father’s terrible double-breasted suits for once.

As for her, this outfit is ridiculously cute and chic. Personally, we would have recommended a clutch and shoes in something other than black, but we’re colorful bitches that way. She still looks amazing, though; with or without our input.


[Photo Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images, Landmark/PR Photos,]

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  • CPK1

    she looks fab. I love her.

  • Libby Rhoman

    Despite the color, it’s kind of on the flashy side for her, huh?

    •  The turquoise arm bracelets on the sleeves do seem outside her usual choice. And I’m not sure I love the look. But I’m all for pushing your own style boundaries and expressing different parts of your sartorial personality, so I’ll get behind this.

      • MyBigKitty


    • I believe that was a nod to the film, which is about a nature reserve in Kenya.

  • Lina_bee

    The suit’s a bit generic, don’t you think? I do prefer the single-breasted cut for him, but the ordinary blue suit with the generic maroon tie is so boring. Hers is fine, though I’m not entirely sold on the peplum.

    • Carla_Charlton

      Agree about the peplum, particularly in that color.  However, as usual, the fit is perfect.

      • Lina_bee

         I wonder who the Royal Tailor is…

  • YourLibrarian

    I know the commenters often make fun of miserable-looking models, but this particular young lady is taking misery (and bad hair) to the next level.

    Kate, on the other hand, looks fabulous.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I know – the look on her face is hilarious. I’m imagining her thinking “damn, I’m only 18. Why are they dressing me like my granny?”

      • And, the model is wearing putty shoes. 

      • Flooby

        This is all I wanted to say – that model IS hilarious.  I can’t believe that picture got distributed.  

    • This model looks so miserable, you’d think she was modeling Vera Wang’s red bridal gowns.

      Poor thing, maybe it’s just because she has to pee so badly…

    •  that model looks like she misplaced her unibrow…

  • profp

    Oh, hell to the no. That dress is going to show every single greasy stain from where she wipes her fingers off while eating popcorn. 

    • Pennymac

      She’s a princess. I wonder if they have “royal finger wipers” that stand at the ready when buttered popcorn is consumed?

      •  No, because someone would find out and it would make them look out of touch.  But I guarantee she has wipes in her purse for just such occasions.

      • TheOriginalLulu

        I’m sorry but I don’t believe that she eats buttered anything.

      • pottymouth_princess

         That implies she actually eats. And even worse, CARBS!

  • Allyson Wells

    I want her shoes! Those are the perfect black pumps… do we know where I can buy some? Or at least drool over some and then be sad I can’t afford them?

    • Miss_Magpie

      According to ‘What Kate Wore”  they are brand called Emmy.  Good luck!

      • Thanks for the mention of that page, now I’m going to go lose a few hours… (in a good way!)

  • Pennymac

    The smile with that little nose wrinkle is so cute. I’m so hoping that they are really happy. Wouldn’t that be great? 

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Yeah, me too. Maybe I’m silly because I don’t even know these people, but I sincerely wish for their happiness.
      *sniff* I remember him when he was knee-high to a grasshopper. I’m such a sentimental old bat, lol.

      • Pennymac

        I married the same month and year as Di and Charles, and my first son is exactly Wills age. I am inappropriately interested in that young man’s happiness for that reason. Which makes no sense, but is true none the less. LOL

        • barbarasingleterry

          I have exactly the same feeling!! My first two sons are within a year of both princes.  I see their happiness as my sons’ happiness at times….Love Cathy’s dress, did you notice her neckline?  Has the same trim as the sleeves.  Wish her hair was out of the way so we could see more.

  • I’m more excited William is out of the double-breasted suits – keep up the good work, chap.

  • carolynmo

    A cute dress ruined by a peplum.

    • Lori

      I too hate a peplum, but it works on her as well as it can work on anyone. She has the body shape those things were designed for.

  • mjude

    god they are so cute together.  i cant even imagine wearing a dress to see a movie. LOL

  • Sara__B

    Aw. I get all soft and mushy inside when I see them. I hope they’re as happy as they look!

  • I love how she has the “good bridesmaid” face down — never let the smile slip or the eyes close because that is the moment that the picture will be snapped.

    • formerlyAnon

      It IS amazing how we always see her looking pleasant – and usually truly happy and engaged. It’s almost creepy – as if we’re back in the days when Important People were not subject to the publication of random candid photos.

      (P.s. Shannon – hope you’re feeling o.k. these days!)

  • LuisaNL

    i don’t much care for this dress but i have to say that cathy looks much much better than that sad looking model. she is so skinny that her ass is gone. that photo from behind is just sad, with the dress just hanging there…

    • megohd

      could not agree more. 

  • KathKo

    She looks better in that outfit than the model did.
    Way to go, future queen !

  • mmgk

    Aww, that is really sweet that he’s holding her umbrella.  She looks very pretty too, though I’m not in love with the color of her dress. I like the added embellishment around the neckline.

  • That’s my ex-boss in the green jacket.  Wow, she needs a haircut (she can rock a Wintour bob), and to burn the jacket.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Good!  Jen, what the HELL is that black thingy on her bosom?

      • I have two theories:

        1 – a bird was blinded by the shine from Kate’s hair and crashed into Amanda’s chest.
        2 – it’s the fascinator Amanda planned to wear on her head, but then she spilled her lunch on her jacket and safety pinned this… feathery thing… over the stain.

        • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

          OMG, either way is too funny! 

  • kcliff

    Do you think Cathy does her own hair and makeup? I mean, I assume she did before they got married. I guess for major public appearances maybe not but my god it would be annoying to have to have someone else make you up everytime you went out

    • megohd

      She did her own on her wedding day!

  • sagecreek

    She looks great.

    And I am SO glad I am not a princess. Went to see Cabin in the Woods in a short and tshirt, it was grand.

  • Little_Olive

    Yes, those blue shoes she has would have bee perfect!

    How AWFUL does that model look? I want to call Child Protection Services.  

  • eclare

    Man, she is really good at being a princess.

    • out for a walk


  • Only she can WERQ a peplum and exposed zipper.  

  • Joyce VG

    She DOES look fab. I love her too.  And hubby is looking quite dashing.

  • G

    I am so glad the neckline on Kate’s dress was changed from the one the sad model has.  Love the look of the turquoise beading as opposed to nothing.

  • poggi

    They look great.  While I would love to get dressed up and go out to the movies, our theater is adjacent to the shopping mall which is anchored by a Tractor Supply.  Not the ideal venue for a fabulous dress and heels.

  • Not happy with her make-up, really feeling the dress, though 

  • I can’t believe I’m saying this, but if that’s a peplum, I don’t actually hate it.

  • Not sold on the grey.  One should always wear a complementary colour to the weather, not match it exactly.

    • mountainFashionista

       I thought it was awfully drab as well, and I’m usually Cathy C’s biggest fan!

  • oatmealpie

    Food for the rumor mill: the peplum and clutch are covering up her womb area in all these photos.

    • Ali

       Her womb area is flat as a board, even with the peplum. Really don’t think she’s hiding anything.

    • Apparently they’re not even going to try until all the Diamond Jubilee/Olympics stuff is out the way. The Royal Family is going to be hella busy over the next few months, so the last thing she needs is to be suffering from morning sickness etc.

  • suzq

    Please to move your hair, Cat, so that we can see the neckline embellishment that the designer made for you, but not the runway.  And someone, please cheer up that sad runway model.  Perhaps she needs her own prince to hold an umbrella.

  • alyce1213

    Black shoes are fine, especially in the rain!!  They’re much better than the model’s shoes.
    In theory, I like ornamentation at the neck and 3/4 sleeves, but I don’t like it as it is here — looks like cheap, fake turquoise chunks.  
    Not enough to make me dislike the look overall, but it could be better. 
    Is she getting too thin?  I know the Duchess can’t wear skin-tight, but this is WAY too saggy/baggy at the derriere.

  • SapphoPoet

    As usual, she looks wonderful. 

  • shopgirl716

    She looks better then the  model in the dress.

  • NatalieD28

    I love these two more than words can express. That won’t stop me from trying to steal her fabulous locks, however! I think they both look fantastic.

  • janedonuts

    Absolutely. Adorable.

  • tallgirl1204

    The beading on the sleeves and neck are so very Liz Taylor 1960s, aren’t they?  Yet another Mad Men reference infiltrating current life!

    • I was just thinking that! Very Cleopatra. 

  • giiiirrrr


  • They are so goddamn adorbs I can barely stand it!

  • TheOriginalLulu

    The look on the model’s face is hilarious.
    I wonder if she’s pissed because Kate looks better in the dress than she does.

  • margaret meyers

    LOL.  That model for Matthew Williamson.  “Cross your legs, darling, and look like you’ve been waiting outside the toilet stall for 15 minutes while another woman has an ENORMOUSLY stinky poo!  A little more like you can’t believe this is happening to you! That’s IT!”  >click< 

  • That outfit is so pretty. Love the view from the back. And again, that hair will be mine.

  • MilaXX

    I like it. As for the black accessories, she has to walk that conservative line so I can forgive.

  • sashaychante

    They are such an attractive couple.  LUV her dress.  The black accessories are proper for her position as Duchess, conservative, but stylish.  His pants seem a skosch short to me, but that’s minor.

  • Sophie Collier

    It is gorgeous and I thought it was perfect when I saw it on her.  Then I saw the model pic and I’m thinking “Hmmm… maybe better without the collar piece.”  Her hair mostly hides it anyway.  

  • YolandaHawkins

    I like that she requested that the collar get the bedazzle treatment, but she should have worn her hair back so we could get a better look at it. I love Cathy! 

  • She looks gorgeous but I can’t get over his suit jacket being wrinkled. 

  • nannypoo

    Perfect again. 

  • marilyn

    She is gorgeous.  Hate the exposed zipper on the back.  Other than that, the dress is fine.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      you are right about that zipper. it’s incongruous to the point of absurdity on this outfit.

    • Isn’t that just a zipper? I usually think of the “exposed zipper” style as when the designer overlays the fabric part of the zipper over the dress itself. But functionally speaking with this dress, I’m not sure how else the zipper could have been inset to minimize it. To be frank, I didn’t notice it. 

  • gubblebumm

    Is it me or is the prince getting chubby cheeked and dowdier as he ages…maybe its his giant forehead that everything on his face look like its sliding down

    • tsid2012

      Guess what? That happens to a lot of us guys regardless of how fit we are.  Ageing can be a bitch and it starts early for some.  I still think he looks very handsome and will slip into distinguished quite well.

  • Yes, you have gorgeous hair, but please let me see the collar of your dress!

  • jw_ny

    A peplum that actually looks good!  huh!?!  Very pretty, per usual.

    I wish she’d have done something else with her hair so that the collar could be seen.  Looks like the same design on the collar as on the sleeve…not on the model’s collar though.

  • KikiB1

    “Impeccably turned out” is the phrase that pops to mind….I love her! 

  • PaulaBerman

    She is about the only woman on the planet who can rock a peplum off the runway. She looks so sleek. It’s hard not to luv huh. The model looks soooo ticked off– Kate looks far better than she does!

  • I actually squeed a bit when I saw she wasn’t wearing putty shoes.  Fab – as always.

  • She’s the best thing that ever happened to that ugly dress.  Even IT looks good on her.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I covet that dress-love the detail on the sleeves. 
    And, no, I never look so good when I’m off to the multiplex, either.

  • pottymouth_princess

    Is it me or does Wills look like he’s been to the Hair Club for Men? She looks faboo (and got some extra turquoise around the neck that isn’t on the original dress. I guess those are the perks if you’re the future queen of England.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i cant believe it took me until today to realize that she is this generation’s that girl.
    not to mention mary tyler moore.

  • “but we’re colorful bitches that way” is possibly one of my favorite things ever said on this site. Oh, and I LOVE this look on Cathy. Adorable and chic.

  • calimon

    That dress is Jacqueline Onassis, and she is so pulling it off! Kudos!

  • So, I love that she had a matching collar detail added since the original was lacking that flare, and then she had to go and cover it up with her hair. Girl, I know you love your fabulous hair, but give it a freakin’ rest. 

    Also, I can’t tell if she’s just slouching a little to talk to someone less vertically endowed than herself, but her posture in half these photos annoys me. 

    /grumpy insomniac. 

  • siriuslover

    So glad I can finally log back on! She looks beautiful as always. The humidity seems to bring out more thickness to her hair. And I love that suit on Wills. But yeah, can you see them wearing jeans and t-shirts to the movies?

  • Bill, you’re supposed to hold the umbrella over *both* the ladies and take the rain on your own manly shoulders. Really cute little dress, I think, and she’s got the look for it.

  • tsid2012

    Such a great looking couple, they both look fantastic here.  I do feel sorry for any other woman who has to be photographed next to her, there is just no way you aren’t going to look bad by comparision.  I would don a bhurka or say “Stand 20′ from me, I’ll shout to you.”

  • I know she dresses really reserved, but this one completely bores me.  So grateful Willie ditched the double-breasted suit this time, though.

  • Beardslee

    She looks great and actually happy to be wearing such a fabulous suit – unlike the model who, as usual these days, looks ill kempt, morose, and awkward.

  • nancylee61

    I love her dress and the faux-turquoise details!! They both look great, and he seems like such a nice guy. Really, much nicer than his father.

  • ahhh yes! what a beautiful dress! but yes def colored shoes would be better but whatevs still looking soo good girl.

  • aimee_parrott

    Heh… I noticed the umbrella first, then the suit.  But I have to say, on the whole?  I’m happier about the suit.  He looks good.

    SHE is gorgeous. 

  • CQAussie

    That suit on Wills is so much better than the usual, I hope this is a new thing that keeps going!  Kate is fabulous as always but she has no ass in that dress.  Perhaps that was the point =)

  • guest2visits

    She’s beautiful, and this is a beautiful dress for her. But am I the only one that wants to pull her hair up into something
    young, loose, and more trendy, on occasion. Sometimes I can feel the weight of it on MY shoulders. Maybe it’s not a British-type
    thing to do. I also think a new eye-treatment for a change; she doesn’t need to hide behind make-up.
    And for God’s sake; bring a bag of popcorn back for the model.

    • grouchywif

       I’m with you. They both look great, but I wish she’d mix it up a bit with her hair rather than wearing it the same way all the time. And enough with the heavy black-rimmed eyes. She seems very set in one look for her hair and face and it would be nice to see her branch out a bit. Sometimes her hair looks a little underdone…or young, and her make-up looks overdone…and old for her.

  • EEKstl

    Lovely but I agree the black accessories wouldn’t have been my choice.

  • Easter egg: Security fella in the fourth photo looks as irritated by the HORRID GREEN THING as I was.

  • Caitlin Brown

    Maybe I’m crazy, but in some other photos I saw, I thought her shoes looked moss green, not black?

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    She looks fine, whatever – here’s my question:  What the HELL is that black thing on the lady in green’s bosom??

    • Derek_anny

      An overgrown Fly-lure.

  • She always looks so personable. Look at how she makes green lady look important by smiling and chatting. Diana would be proud. 

  • Adriana_Paula

    That model’s plan is to kill us all.

    • TieDye64

      While we sleep.

  • frances rossi

    She is WERQ

  • TieDye64

    She looks freaking gorgeous. And he looks pretty damn good in that suit. More of this, please.

  • i hate it.  i love the dress but for the v drop in the back, wish it was straight across. HATE the black shoes and purse. HATE.

  • OneTwoThreeFashion

    FLAWLESS!!!!!!!!! She is truly CHIC!

  • ccm800

    The look on the face of the model is CLASSIC

  • Rare time when the wearer looks way better than the model. (Who ran over the model’s dog on the way to the shooting?)

  • She looks kind of sad from the back, though.  She really has absolutely no ass.

  • Does anyone else think the model looks horrendous? What sort of face is that?