Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte leave Warsaw, Poland, as they head to Germany.
As is the way with poor Cathy and her style choices, the press is right behind her, looking for ways to contextualize them. This time, they opted not to make some strained comparison to something Diana wore thirty years ago, which must be a relief to her. Seriously, every time she steps out in public, the press digs up some old Diana frock that’s roughly the same color and strains to make you believe it was planned on Cathy’s part. While we have no doubt she’s spent quite a bit of time examining how her mother-in-law worked the role, we can’t honestly believe she spends time trying to find ways to cosplay as the former Princess of Wales. We wouldn’t blame her for being insulted by the constant comparisons.
Whew! That rant came out of nowhere!
Anyway, the press is putting forth the not unreasonable notion that the they’re all wearing blue because of its nods to German history:
“Berlin Blue, or Prussian Blue, is a pigment that was first developed in Berlin in the early 18th Century, and became the lead colour for the Prussian Army and for other German military uniforms up until the First World War when grey became the staple.
The hue is also known as Cornflower Blue – the cornflower becoming a national flower in Germany thanks to tales of Queen Louise of Prussia, who fled Berlin as Napoleon pursued, and hid her children in a field of the flowers. Given that backstory, it seemed appropriate that Kate was surrounded by her children dressed in the same hue as they landed at Berlin’s Tegel airport.”
We guess so.
Anyway, the fam looks great. The Coat Dress looks fabulous. Cathy always did prefer dressing them all in the same shade, so that’s nothing new.
Catherine Walker Cornflower Blue Coatdress
Kiki McDonough Jewelry ‘Eden’ Blue Topaz and 18ct White Gold Flower Necklace
Kiki McDonough Jewelry Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings
Gianvito Rossi 105 Suede Pumps
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