Cathy Cambridge Pops Out for a Bit

Posted on June 05, 2013

We’re recovering from that Mad Style post, so here’s a bunch of pictures of a pretty, pregnant duchess. That’ll get you lot squealing.

It’s typically colorless and typically Windsor, but she does look lovely, we have to say.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Coronation Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey in London, England. Catherine is wearing a lace dress and a silk jacket by Jenny Packham paired with L.K. Bennett pumps, a hat by Jane Taylor, and a suede Alexander McQueen box clutch.


The Royal legs remain fabulously shapely and Miss Lady is clearly never going to stop showing them off, bless.

We have to say, hubster Bill is looking quite trim. He must’ve gotten tired of Harry getting all the fangirls. It helps tremendously that he’s not dressed like his father, which was an issue for a time there.


[Photo Credit: Getty, PacificCoastNews,]

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  • Tatiana Luján

    I love the way her hair is styled

    • AmeliaEve

      I was loving that too, the little twist instead of a clip.

  • Patricia Gillett

    I know it’s lacking color but that may be a deliberate choice so as not to upstage Grandma Betty on her big day. Kate’s already going to get the lion’s share of the snaps because she is preggars and because she is Kate. No need to look like she’s *trying* to shift the focus onto herself.

    • Quite likely true, what you’re saying here.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      That’s true – I hadn’t thought of that.

    • pattyw

      She wore a red dress to one of the queen’s jubilee events last year and the British press blasted her for upstaging Grandma Betty. Lesson learned.

    • 3boysful

      Exactly what I thought.

    • blairdawn

      I also wonder if so much of her wardrobe is colorless so that she can reuse and mix-and-match pieces often to continue the “commoner” and “just like the little people!” image that has been so popular. Think of how many outfits she’s been able to pair with those nude pumps!

      • slnelson98

        I agree and think maybe she’s picking pieces that she can also wear again in another pregnancy? She does such a good job of taking care of her clothes and you often see her wearing pieces that are 5-10 years old.

      • akprincess72

        In one of the shots you can see the bottom of the shoes & they’re definitely well worn.

    • Mona_Visa

      Excellent point! I love the things I learn on this board.

  • JackieO

    Absolutely gorgeous. Her hair is to die for

  • The only thing I dislike is that HAT. LOL It really isn’t the best shape for her. And Hubby is indeed looking smashing. (yum)

    • aeb1986

      I agree. Although she does pull it off better than most could. I have hat wearing envy..

    • ikillplants

      I can’t make up my mind on the fascinator. It looked stunning at last year’s Jubilee services, but on its own, it’s such a silly shape. I saw some opinions floating around the internet that Kate probably had this year’s outfit commissioned to match the fascinator.

      Ooh, but William is looking faboosh. I think he’s found his style, now that the hair is (mostly) gone and he’s no longer being featured as a Tiger Beat Superhot Prince.

      • Agreed! As Will is aging, his baldness is less and less of a problem.

        • ikillplants

          Remember when he tried to grow it out and pretend longer hair meant no one could notice his balding? He’s accepted it, and now he’s working it. I never thought I’d say it, but he’s regaining a little mojo!

          • Heather

            Indeed, there is nothing worse than a combover. Embrace the bald!

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Awww! They both look very bland and pretty and happy, which is the best you can say for ’em!

  • hmariec19

    She’s just so goddamn LOVELY.

    • mshesterp

      When I see them together I just *sigh* happily like a fangirl. I find them very soothing for celeb gazing. Some may call them (or her) boring/bland, but I just find them together very…*sigh*. He’s looking quite dashing in that suit. I can’t help it–they’re both so classy.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        I did call them bland, but you’re right – they could be thought of as very “soothing”. I like that!

        • cowper

          The visual equivalent of the “easy listening” station.

    • akprincess72

      She really is. I was thinking of some of the other ‘currently preggers’ & she just has so much class (& taste), Call me old-fashioned, but I adore class & taste!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    A kingdom for her hair…0

    • 3boysful

      She has the kingdom AND the hair.

    • Mona_Visa

      lol I wonder if that thought crossed William’s mind when he married her. Trying to get some good hair genes back into the royal stock.

  • Girl_With_a_Pearl

    It feels as though this poor girl has been pregnant, for a year and a half. She looks lovely though.

    • bxbourgie

      It does seem that way, doesn’t it? I think it’s because she got sick early on and had to announce it so early. She easily could have hidden that pregnancy for a few more months.

      • NC_Meg

        Really? I feel like it was just announced. I can’t believe she only has a month or so to go. (But then this whole year seems to have flown by.)

        • leftcoastpickle

          I find other people’s pregnancies go so quickly!

  • thecitysleeps

    She looks so lovely. I love the dress so much. I’d wear it and I’m not pregnant. Kim K take some damn notes.

  • Diego!

    Her legs are amazing! I love this royal couple! (Tough Maxima and Willhem of Holland are my favorites, since Maxima is argentine like me 😀 ) Cathy’s legs are amazing!!! She is pregnant and she is rocking every skirt/short dress she wears. Very nice! 🙂

    • LearnedFoot

      Her legs do look amazing! I’m so envious of her pregnancy ankles. At this point in my pregnancy, my feet looked like water balloons. She must have some great genes in her favor!

      • Diego!

        hahaha she does! Doesn’t she? Kim Kardashian must be spitting poison by seein Cathy’s legs and ankles! LOL xD

        • MK03

          Not to mention Cathy’s infinitely better dress sense.

      • MoHub

        It amazes me that she can wear heels. Maybe when she’s further along, she’ll have to switch to flats.

  • Vanessa

    But Zara Philips in the yellow and white mini-dress(last picture) looked so ridiculously out of place at an occasion that formal.

    • lamamu

      I think Zara Phillips looks cute and modern. She just dared to wear a pattern. She’s not showing much more leg than Cathy. Besides, being a princess of the blood, I don’t think she feels the need to try as hard as Cathy. Zara is rumored to be the Queen’s favorite, after all.

      • NC_Meg

        Plus Zara’s not a working royal, she doesn’t even have a title. She probably gets to let loose MUCH more than Cathy. I never heard she was the Queen’s favorite but I can see that. She seems great.

      • luciaphile

        Nitpick, but Zara is not a princess. Her father, Mark Phillips has no title and her husband certainly doesn’t. I thought the yellow in her dress was bit too sharp. But yeah, she’s not under the microscope the way Cathy is.

        • lamamu

          I should have known better than to comment before doing a quick Wiki search. 🙂 Still, she is royal by blood and Cathy isn’t. I think their respective heritages inform their fashion choices.

    • sk8tfan

      Oh, I don’t know, Zara’s color palette kinda matches the priest’s. I’m looking for the hidden subtext like in the Mad Men costuming.

  • MilaXX

    They both look lovely. I hope her severe morning sickness didn’t last beyond her first trimester. Minor quibble; his tie looks as if the knot is a bit too tight.

  • amywinns

    It’s just ridiculous how they tap into every little-girl fantasy of picture-perfect royal life I didn’t even know I subconsciously held. They are just so lovely and happy and fit and perfectly appointed and just so goddamn DREAMY!

    • mshesterp

      And the best part of it is, although i obviously don’t know their life, it seems pretty real in terms of their interactions with each other (and others). I think that’s the dreamiest part.

  • Maggie

    Can’t believe Cathy is due in July! She still looks like she just ate a big lunch. Seriously gorgeous pregnant woman.

    • Spreecord

      As someone who has done the baby-machine thing 4 times now, I have to ask the following.
      1) How is she still walking in heels?
      2) How is she still so tiny?

  • bookish

    She has really nice nails. I need to look at these photos next time I get nervous and start picking at mine.

  • Frank_821

    Yes she looks great and he’s looks more like his mom in those pics than his dad

  • marlie

    She looks lovely! And I love her hairstyle!

  • aahlife

    The back of her hair is styled beautifully, love the knot effect that ties back the pulled back portion. Her hair is truly her crowning glory.

    Her pregnancy has made her face fuller, her jawline less defined.

  • Macunaima

    Royal or not, she’s still wearing the color we all fondly call ‘old bra’.

    • VeryClaire

      Yes but, I think it’s in her contract

  • carpediva

    Uncles, I am just thrilled you were finally able to convince him to to ditch the double-breasted suits! Your powers grow ever stronger.

    • Mona_Visa

      They are more powerful than they know!

      They are a force for good. Wish the internet had been around when I was growing up…

  • xmixiex

    pretty pretty princess indeed! they both look great. SIGH.

  • FlyoverFi

    This is an incredibly flattering dress for straight-on photos – barely shows that she’s pregnant at all. I wish I could look half so lovely in my third trimester!

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Holy crap, I haven’t been keeping track! Is she already in her third trimester? That’s gonna be a teensy royal baby, she’s barely showing!

      • FlyoverFi

        Her due date is July 14th apparently.

        • EdithP

          My birthday!

      • mellbell

        You never know. My sister is teeny and barely put on any weight (twenty-five pounds?) and out popped an eight-and-a-half-pound baby.

      • surfergirl70

        She’s very tall (I think around 5’10”?). Tall women tend to not get as huge because they’ve got more room in the torso.

  • Lizzy

    I Just. Want. Her. Hair.

  • Lizzy

    And just as an aside…. seriously? Not even the SLIGHTEST hint of puff in the ankle??

    She’s not human.

    • EdithP

      Her face is a bit fuller, if that makes you feel better.

      • VeryClaire

        Yeah but she looks BETTER!

        • EdithP

          I know!

      • Lizzy

        I think she looks MUCH better this way, I like the fullness, rather than the too thin.

  • EdithP

    She is sure getting the wear out of those shoes! I do like it that she ‘recycles’ outfits. She looks lovely here.

    • ikillplants

      Yes!! I thought for sure that she owned several pairs of those Sledge pumps, but the leather buckles so much that she probably has only one pair. I am a fan of the recycling as well, but those silly putty shoes hurt my eyes. Time to retire them, I say.

      • EdithP

        Oddly enough, they don’t bother me on her. I can’t stand them on anyone else though. I know she has money coming out her eyeballs, but I admire her relative thriftyness, and she wears these shoes with many different outfits. These celebrities that have shoes thrown at them constantly have no excuse wearing them!

  • bertkeeter

    She’s perfection! He’s handsome and charming! A total Royal WERQ!

  • CeeQ

    We are a house divided, my dears. I think Prince Harry is fine as hell but the Hubs seems to think Prince William is way better looking because “he looks just like Diana!”. Will our marriage be saved? Or will I just shrug, mutter that I should know better because hello, I’ve been a royal watcher since the 90’s and then go back to staring at Henry Cavill’s dreamy dreamboat- ness. Probably the latter.

    Oh right – Cathy. This is adorable, she’s adorable, I love her hat & her hair, her legs make me want to kill myself and that royal offspring probably already has 1 million fans on Facebook. As soon as I find it, I will make it 1,000,001!

    • CeeQ

      And of course Wills is very handsome. But something about that ginger Prince brings a smile to me every time. Also: a small about of shame since we all used to know Harry when he was a wee youngster…

  • melanie0866

    She’s one of those pregnant ladies that does not need actual maternity clothes, just needs a size 6 or 8 instead of a 2. I could hate her except she seems so darn nice.

  • OrigamiRose

    I do loathe those putty shoes, but seeing as she appears to be pairing them with everything these days, I wonder if they are simply well-worn in and super-comfortable for her swollen feet. So I’ll give her a pass. Can’t imagine her wanting to break-in a new set of heels right now just to avoid recycling that dreary pair.

    The rest of the outfit is adorb.

  • Violina23

    As someone due in ~2 weeks, all I will say is: Life is not fair 😉

    • filmcricket

      It’s really not. And good luck!

  • Dan_In_NYC

    May Bill never again wear a double-breasted suit. Not saying he couldn’t with his frame, but he seems like someone who would benefit from just having a rule: don’t do it. These slimmer suits are much better for him.

    She? Looks British and royal and boring. But great legs and beautiful smile.

  • Cathy S

    They look adorable.

  • majorbedhead

    Oh, they always make me do the happy little sigh thing. I know they’re royalty and removed from every day life, but they seem fairly normal and like they actually like being around each other. When Charles and Di were together, especially after the first year or so, you could tell how uncomfortable it was between them.

  • lalahartma

    I’m hating that jacket.

    • ikillplants

      I’m loving that jacket.

  • Fordzo

    Serious question: how many pair of those putty colored Bennett pumps do you think she owns? 10?

  • jhedman

    I love that her smiles light up her whole face, so you know they’re genuine. So many times we see those pasted-on fake smiles, and Kathy’s never are. I think that’s why this couple invokes that ***sigh*** reaction. We’re all responding to that happiness.

  • Denise Alden

    I’ll say it again: marriage really agrees with William, doesn’t it?

  • somebody blonde

    I’m glad that I’m not the only one who gains weight in my face more so than anywhere else. She looks good, though 🙂

  • mjude

    such an adorable couple.

  • Carrieanno

    Head to toe beautiful.

  • formerlyAnon

    They look like a real couple, future mum & dad, albeit expensively groomed and perfectly poised. It’s a good look.

  • leftcoastpickle

    My goodness, Prince William looks quite hot! I, too, feared he was morphing into Charles, glad to see him looking so much more like himself! Looking forward to the new baby!

  • judybrowni

    That hat!

    Do. Not. Let. Grandma Betty loan you her hats!

  • blairdawn


  • Erica_Vuitton

    She’s glowing and looks absolutely beautiful!! She also finally got a new tailor for her hubby. Wills looks H-O-T-T HOT!

  • StrandedFashionista

    They actually look too perfect. They’re “Pregnant Duchess Barbie and Ken.” Of course, I’m not saying that’s a bad thing because mere mortals wish they would look this good preganant.

  • MsC

    Bleargh. The shape of the dress and coat are OK, but the color just washes her out. A deeper shade of beige/taupe would have been better.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Jacket is gorgeous!

  • LaSylphide

    Her face looks a lot less gaunt, and therefore, much prettier. Hate the non-color. She looks so much better in rich hues.

  • She looks good with the extra pregnancy weight.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Do people actually squeal when looking at pictures of a privileged woman known for being nice, stylish and inoffensive?

    • Mary Featherstone

      Maybe just a little?

    • Cheryl

      I don’t know how to explain it, but I usually smile when I see a happy pregnant woman. And I love to see how she’s dressed and styled, pregnant or not. But that’s just me.

  • Mary Featherstone

    Oh just a normal Tuesday at Westminster Abbey with the hubs! She looks beautiful, as always. The color was definitely deliberate to not upstage the Queen. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some of her custom made maternity wear tailored and worn post-pregnancy.

  • shelley514

    Very nice.

  • GTrain

    Love her hairstyling. They both look terrific here, formal but likeable.

  • BlueBell42

    Bland but appropriate. Extra points however for wearing some Serious Jewelry to the event. She looks gorgeous and infinitely healthier with a few extra baby pounds, especially in her face.

  • e jerry powell

    Cute hat. I’m surprised it’s not a Treacy.

  • it’s a good thing they told me it’s a lace dress, because in that first shot i thought her slip was showing. and in the last shot, what is that black thing on the other woman’s head. is that a hat? really? looks like part of a flat tire.

  • RedRaven617

    Does anyone know anything about that bracelet she has on? It looks beautiful.

    • NC_Meg

      I think it is the third bracelet down on this page: Apparently it used to belong to the Queen Mother! I envy her access to jewels but I’m so glad that I don’t have to worry about losing things like the Queen Mother’s bracelet.

      • MisScarlett

        Good find!

  • stubbornthoughts

    She’s so fliggin’, flaggin’ adorable. And she will never really need to dress with much color with that ring as her forever accessory.

    LOVE her hair.

  • Joyce VG

    She’s beautiful and he’s handsome. I can’t wait for this royal baby,

  • That’s a pretty staid occasion and she still looks her young, fun self. But yeah, William, I noticed the suit right away. Way to go.

  • Jeff Warhurst

    Flawless. WERQ Your Majesties!

  • Puckndc

    She is one of those lucky women who looks radiant when pregnant..lucky her!!

  • Wellworn

    Yikes, those heels on a pregnant woman on those cobblestones makes me scared for her. Wills, take her hand, man! But love everything else. Ok, except the hat. Those weird hats need to die a quiet death. Hats don’t have to look like topiary to be pretty or interesting.

  • JP

    I’m experiencing massive bracelet envy!

  • Michelle Wilson

    Wills is looking pretty fantastic and his legs are giving the wife’s a run for the money.

  • Contralto

    They are so cute together.

  • MisScarlett

    I’m so sad she’s about to go on maternity leave. I loooove new Cathy and Wills photos!

  • H2olovngrl

    Bill looks a liitle tired and overworked

  • She looks amazing! Great pregnancy style. I hope I look that good if I ever reproduce. She just looks like she had a large burrito.

  • rockwithyourleft

    “Hubster Bill is looking quite trim”
    *scrolls up*
    oh yeah, he definitel- did they just call him hubster??

    All my love forever.

  • Susan Bigler

    I love the coat but not with that dress. To my eyes, the two beige colors clash.

  • Pterodactyl111

    lol “hubster”

  • librarygrrl64

    Continually envious of her beautiful hair.