Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in Michael Kors in Canberra, Australia

Posted on April 25, 2014

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Catherine-Duchess-Cambridge-Michael-Kors-Australia-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge leave Fairbairne Airbase as they head back to the UK after finishing their Royal Visit to Australia in Canberra, Australia. Catherine is wearing a Michael Kors coat dress from the Spring 2014 collection paired with navy pumps.




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  • DaringMiss

    I want so hard! Absolutely perfect!

  • Danielle


  • Jen Freeman

    Love this coat, so perfectly princess.

    Also, chubby baby legs are the best. squishy!

  • Alicia

    Is it against the TLo body-commenting policy to say “Look at those adorable chubby thighs”? I respect George for turning away with disdain from that dreadful man.

    Anyway – gorgeous coat. And I love how her stripy coat calls to George’s stripy shorts and then the navy and red combine in Wills’ tie. Janie Bryant couldn’t have done it better.

    • Danielle

      I think, in this case, the Uncles will grant a dispensation for the roly poly scrumptious beebee thighs. Nom nom nom.

      • Kathy_Marlow

        Don’t forget the cheeks!!! They could be our supper!

        • Danielle

          And whatever that crease is called between his wrists and his hands can be dessert.

          • Kristin McNamara

            My aunt once described “the cutest babies” as “the ones where it looks like they’ve got a rubberband stuck around their wrist,” creating that crease…. LOVE.

      • myandyleigh

        I know, right? That kid is totally, entirely edible, future King or no.

        • How to Faint

          I love everything about this thread. 😀

    • Fanny_Trollope

      Also, colors of Australian national flag.

      • Alicia

        And NZ, so very apt for ANZAC Day.

        • Qitkat

          Have you ever watched The Doctor Blake Mysteries? They had an episode about it in the first season. It was interesting as an American to be introduced to that.

          • Alicia

            I haven’t – are they good? I think I have heard that they are set in the 50s?

          • Qitkat

            I’ve enjoyed them. There’s an old-fashioned feel to them, the town of Ballarat is charming, where it is actually filmed. I believe they take place in the late fifties, but WWII is still well-remembered to many of the citizens. There’s a bit of a struggle between the old ways and the new ways. Apparently the actor, Craig McLachlan used to be a rock surfer type musician, but he really inhabits this role well, as a local MD as well as assisting the police as a coroner and amateur investigator, with a secretive past.

          • Alicia

            Well, he started out as Charlene (Kylie Minogue)’s brother on Neighbours, but then he did have a bit of a music career. He did “dumb hunk” so well that I am impressed he can play intelligent too!

            It’s an interesting period – late 50s, Australian forces had served in Korea as well as WWII and ANZAC Day was a thing. In the later 60s and 70s when Australia’s involvement in Vietnam was really contentious the numbers attending memorial services and marching fell right away. Now, despite the fact that the last ANZACs to serve in Gallipoli have died, the services are huge.

          • Qitkat

            Apparently he has impressed the critics too. I’ve never seen Neighbours but have heard of it. My shock was finding some youtube videos of his music career, and being totally disbelieving that it is the same guy, he looks so much like the blond California surfer singers of back when.
            Try an episode, especially since you remember him as a “dumb hunk”, he is far from that in DBM. His female costar Nadine Garner is also well known I gather to Aussie audiences.

          • Alicia

            Oh yes! Nadine Garner used to get every role that Nicole Kidman didn’t get.

        • FridaStaire

          I felt irritated by the focus on the Royals on ANZAC day – after all, it commemorates Australian and New Zealanders being used as cannon fodder by the Brits. Should inspire republican feeling!
          (But maybe I just have a nasty case of coat envy)

    • Elizabeth Phillips

      What dreadful man? His dad?

      • Alicia

        No! Tony Abbott.

        • Elizabeth Phillips

          Oh. Don’t know anything about him.

          • Carolyn

            Consider yourself lucky.

          • Alicia

            He’s the Australian Prime Minister.

          • SRQkitten

            Without delving too deep into politics, from which this site is a respite, I gather from my Facebook Australian friends that a number of Australians feel about him the way some of us felt about “W.”

  • Latin Buddy

    She removed the only accessory of interest (yea, I’m immune to the babies)

    • kimmeister

      I don’t dislike babies, but I won’t be one to wail if she is pictured without hers. She’s still a woman who is allowed to have activities that don’t revolve around her offspring.

      • Alicia

        Yes, she also gets to be attractive and married.

  • Trent

    That pic of Kate and Wills waving in unison while cute George squirms is too perfect for words. It almost doesn’t look real — it’s so perfectly composed. I know as an American I shouldn’t care, but I love this little family…

    • Kristin McNamara

      RIGHT?! And I might be behind on this, but where’s Will’s wedding ring? Does he not wear one?

      • Patricia Hoffman

        He does not wear a ring. I remember that being A THING when he presented her with her engagement ring.

        • scoobynacks

          Normally I might get annoyed if a guy doesn’t wear a ring, but I think in his case it’s part custom (I think the men in that family don’t seem to wear rings) and also he’s very famously married. The ring means something because it was Diana’s and it’s traditionally more jewelry-y for women to wear them so it would be weirder if Kate didn’t want one, just from a cultural standpoint. I get that some women don’t, esp. if it’s about cost or conflict diamond aversion, but it’s unusual. It’s not really meant to accessorize a guy’s look (well their wives might disagree, heh). In terms of being symbolic of a union, being in the most watched wedding in history probably covers that. Having said that, it’s a curious preference I don’t happen to love myself when it comes to the lack of ring.

  • Jessi03

    Way to utilize your baby as your “pop of color!” Well played, Cathy.

    • Kristin McNamara

      I wonder if William carries him in public much? Admittedly, I do not search for such pictures (in fact, the only time I ever see pictures of this family is on this site), but are there any out there where William is carrying George?

      • Jessi03

        I was wondering about that, too. Maybe it’s not considered “kingly?” I have no idea. I hope Wills plays with George all the time at home, though.

        • UsedtobeEP

          Since she is probably nursing, it may be an issue of baby wanting mama all the time, too. Some babies give Dad a really hard time when they aren’t “the mama.” No sense making George scream in public.

      • SRQkitten

        Yes, if you go on some of the British newspaper sites – Daily Mail would be one – you’ll see a few pictures of William with the baby.

      • GinaGeo

        The Fug Girls have many, many posts on the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand. Check out days 14 and 10. William looks very comfortable holding little Georgie.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I like the coat dress better as Kate has styled it, without the belt and with classic (navy? gray?) pumps. Red is George’s color. Bonus points for subtle wardrobe coordination amongst the three of them!

    I’m loving the pre-walkers George has been sporting on this trip. I can’t remember the brand name, it’s an English company and they’re reasonable at around $50. Really cute with the ankle socks. He’s rocking classic baby style.

    • Alicia

      His range of knitwear has been particularly impressive. Is this a moss-stitch cardigan? The knitters will know.

      • Lori

        That sweater he has with the little Queen’s guard on it is so great.

      • anneshirley

        No, it’s hard to tell without more of a close-up but it looks like a fine garter stitch or a sideways rib of some kind. Moss stitch is very distinctive, it has little separate bumps.

      • marlie

        Definitely not moss stitch, but maybe garter?

        ETA: Someone else already said it. 😛

      • Elizabeth Phillips

        Definitely not moss stitch. I’d say either garter stitch or reverse stockinette.

        • whatladder

          I was thinking garter, but you’re probably right about the reverse stockinette.

      • connie238

        Looks like garter stitch to me- just knit all the rows.

      • whatladder

        Definitely not moss stitch, but maybe garter stitch. It’s a little hard to tell in the photos.

    • Carolyn

      She was wearing a navy hat with it earlier in the day so a belt might have been a big much as well.

    • scoobynacks

      The pumps are called navy, but I’d go with a different shade of blue (on my screen at least). They don’t seem quite dark enough to be navy. They match the plane pretty closely. If they matched it any more, it’d look like her feet were missing toes and levitating off the ground.

  • Ganoc

    Anyone else find her make-up really ageing?

    … I think her make-up is really ageing.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Her makeup could definitely use some updating.

    • The Counselor

      Yes. I would love just a brief glimpse of how lighter eye make-up would change her face.

    • Darcy H

      That’s really my only complaint with her style most of the time.

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      I think if she lightened up her brows it would open up her face – they look too heavy on the ends close to the bridge other nose and they become too strong an element. i know brows are heavier right now, but hers I think are unbalanced. Her face is so lovely; her eyes don’t need all that make-up.

      Of course I’d sell my mother for that hair….

  • Anna

    LOL, I love Baby George’s facial expressions. He looks over it, but adorable. I love that little red cardigan.

    • Beardslee

      He is a good baby, it appears. All those people and noises and he is a little champ. He has a good temperament for the job. And incredibly succulent flesh.

      His mother also gets credit for being so poised while holding on to someone who wants to get down and so some exploring.

      • Anna

        Indeed! And in heels while disembarking from a plane, no less.

      • TropiCarla

        Right? I was just thinking that the duchess must definitely be working out. That baby looks heavy on heft and intent to GET DOWN NOW.
        I give her mad props. I’ve got one 17-month old who is not as chubby as George and it has been murder on my back and arms. *shudder* I don’t know where Baby Girl picked up those advanced evasive maneuvers, but I certainly would not try one-handing her down those stairs in heels.

      • housefulofboys

        Completely agree, and bonus points for “succulent flesh.”

  • Qitkat

    She was born to wear fabulous coat-dresses.

    And I’m just the wee bit partial to cute blond brown-eyed baby boys. They run in my family too.

    • Crystal

      I agree on both points. My youngest is a brown-eyed blond, and his cuteness gets him out of trouble more than I’d like to admit.

    • Sarah

      I am wondering if the fabulous coat-dress is experiencing a renaissance with designers for this very reason. At least, British ones.

  • @Biting Panda

    Precious. Just stinkin’ fuckin’ precious.

    • Darcy H

      Well I’m glad somebody else had the exact same reaction as me!

  • stellamaris73

    I am pretty sure that most Kors-wear comes with a plane or a yacht. She looks great but I’d have loved to see the belt with it.

    Want to nom on that chubby baby.

  • Brittney P


  • AnaRoW

    George really hates not facing forward doesn’t he?

    • Alicia

      He really does – wriggly little beast otherwise!

    • FibonacciSequins

      The way he uses his mom as an armrest is pretty cute.

    • alyce1213

      He must survey his kingdom.

    • decormaven

      He’s a breakaway baby, for sure.

  • gabbilevy

    So sad this tour is over. The Fug Girls have been doing yeoman’s work with the midnight posts, and I’ve read every one of them. I’m so obsessed with this family, even though I’m one of those rebels from the former colonies. It also makes me miss NZ desperately.

  • jw_ny

    George is just so freakin adorable…I can’t get enough of him! :) Kate seems relaxed and happy…Wills tho…could lighten up a bit.
    Love her coat dress…especially the skirt. Her eye makeup is a bit on the heavy side…seems unusual to see on her.

  • SuzyQuzey

    That gorgeous baby is her best accessory.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    His little shoes and the cardigan are just killing me with cuteness!

    • Sarah

      OMG those shoes are so. cute.

  • Crystal

    Waaaant. The coat dress (and hair!) for me and the cardigan for my little boys.

  • suzq

    Sniff…I’ve never been prouder to be an American. Well done, Michael Kors! You do the colonies proud! Hip hip! Cheerio!

  • alyce1213

    The Duchess wears The Duchess! This is Kors at his American fashion best. Absolute perfection.
    That baby has the face of a king. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t even take his cuteness anymore. I want to nom on those delicious thighs, the little feet, the cheeks — it’s too much! I need to calm down.

  • Kathie

    The coat is perfection. I love how they coordinate without being too matchy matchy. Wiggly Pudgy Baby NOM NOM NOM!!!

  • EmilyMullasWilson

    Does this count as dress porn or coat porn?

  • BKagainwiththesweatpants


    • T. Sticks

      So true!!!

  • ovarB

    Her expressions are the perfect accessory to the outfit!!

  • MishaFoomin

    Is there a George-caps tumblr? There should be.

  • sagecreek

    Good heavens, I hope once they board the plane they both change into sweats for the flight, only changing back as they fly across the Channel…

  • The Counselor

    “I’m over this” baby side-eye! Loving it :) I hope the girl I’m expecting in August will take after me and Georgie with such facial expressiveness!

  • Melanie Suzanne

    That coat needs to be in my wardrobe. Now.

  • imspinningaround


  • formerlyAnon

    I love the little bit of retro-1957 baby clothes flavor they sometimes do with this child’s outfits. But though I am a mom, I can’t get all that excited about baby pictures. Love her coat waaay better than the child. 😉

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      We had a friend who used to dress her baby in little button-down shirts. It must have been exhausting, but it looked so cute!

      • alyce1213

        I did too, it’s not difficult: pre-button, leaving just top buttons undone to get over the big head.

  • Gatto Nero

    William looks more and more like his father and grandfather as he ages.

    • Eric Stott

      I agree, but there’s enough of his mother’s genes to fight against the Windsor chin

  • marlie

    Lovely coat, but I wish she’d kept the/a belt.

    Also, they totally look like they’re posing for a political campaign ad.

  • MinAgain

    Baby George looks like Churchill in the first pic. Of course, according to my father, all babies look like Churchill.
    Smart move to lose the belt.

    • Alicia

      Apparently Churchill used to say it of himself, too!

  • madscntst

    Synchronized hand waving – bravo, well done!

  • Julie

    She looks great. Gotta wonder, do her cheeks ever strain from having to smile so much?

    • somebody blonde

      Your build your facial muscles the more you exercise them, so I’m betting that hers are nice and strong by now. Maybe when she just got engaged to William, she had soreness though.

  • msdamselfly

    That kid does not look like he’s used to his mom holding him

  • Froggae

    That kid is hell on wheels. He is OVER IT, SICK OF THIS, and BETTER THAN YOU. Love it.

  • ktr33

    I don’t think she holds that baby very much. It’s like every pic of her with him, it’s as though someone thrust a baby at her and she’s never held one before. But GREAT COAT, Kate

    • Carolyn

      I think it’s more a case of he is a big boy who wants to crawl and she is trying to wrangle him as best she can.

    • lundibleu

      Like Carolyn says, I think it’s more wriggly baby wants to get down and explore. Babys and toddlers can be surprisingly strong when they really want something.

      • ktr33

        Oh, I’ve been there! It’s the crotch hold that seems especially awkward and rookie-ish.

        • lundibleu

          Heh. I suspect that’s an unfortunate side effect of photo opportunity catching them just as she’s turned him round, but yeah… that doesn’t look comfortable for either of them.

        • somebody blonde

          I think the trouble is properly displaying the kid for pictures. Most of us don’t have to try to disembark from a plane in heels while holding a baby outward so the photographer can see him better.

        • housefulofboys

          Have to disagree. I raised three big, wiggly, wriggly boys and the crotch hold is sometimes the best way to hang on, especially at the top of a flight of stairs. The baby has a diaper on and couldn’t care less, and the parent has some real leverage by holding across the body like that. Make no mistake about it, George is a big boy! I love that George clearly has a mind of his own and is always trying to turn around and see what’s going on. I hear a lot of people criticize Kate for being unfamiliar with the baby, but I have to say she looks not only very familiar with baby-wrangling, but George also looks very comfortable with her.

          • Alicia

            That picture on the playdate of him collapsing onto her shoulder convinced me, if nothing else!

  • Samantha Ann Mauro

    That child is gloriously chubby!

  • jilly_d

    The coat is badass and I want it. That baby is so adorably British I can’t even.

  • JenR

    Love baby George. Looks good in everything!

  • bunnydiet

    Love it!

  • somebody blonde

    Love baby George’s little pinstriped shorts and his kind of girly little baby shoes. So adorable!

  • webslice33

    Prince George steals the show all the time!!

  • e jerry powell

    She’s working the hell out of coat dresses this trip, no?

    But looking very “chic mom-on-the-go” (™ Stacy London).

  • Jacob Bowen

    She was BORN to wear a coat dress, and that baby was born to rock a cardigan! These are some of my FAVORITE posts!

  • GeoDiva

    I love his ham-hock thigh and pudgy cheeks! I want to cuddle him!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Love the MK coat dress and she’s holding my fantasy great-nephew, Prince ChubbyCheeks!

  • LadyVimes

    That is hands down my favorite coat she has ever worn. The cut is lovely.
    The fabric looks like it’s a bit low quality on that close up shot though, which is disappointing. Figures that it’s Michael Kors.

  • boweryboy

    That baby is all kinds of cute.

  • cocohall

    The Baby! The Baby! The Baby!!

    Has anyone else noticed that when Baby George is on hand she wears drool disappearing prints and textures. She is a clever mum.

  • Carly Clement

    byebye George! Thanks for visiting us!!!

  • altalinda

    Look at the disdain on his face. Let them eat cake! He’s ready for the job.

  • quiltrx

    George cordially invites us all to Suck It!
    And that coat is awesome. You know someday there’s going to be a huge Cathy Coat Retrospective exhibition.

  • demidaemon


  • ojosazules

    The cutest pop of color ever.

  • Frankie Carter

    if it’s cold enough for Kate to wear a coat shouldn’t George be in long pants??

    Christopher Robin. The quintessential English lad. That’s the vibe I’m getting from his wardrobe, lol. It def works for him!

  • Vtg Fashion Library

    I missed the reasoning behind why they aren’t Bill and Cathy Cambridge anymore. Did you get a royal talking to from Grandma Betty?

    • MsC

      I’m guessing proper names in the headline = good SEO.