Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Duchess of Sussex arrive together at Wimbledon.
Nothing like a little Saturday morning tennis time with a couple of hard-working Duchesses who have yet to spend any (public) alone time together. A little outing, a little light modeling and maybe a check-in later with Megs’ good friend Serena. Sounds divine.
We, for our parts, will be over here, assessing the lewks:
Best thing Miss Megs has worn in public since the engagement? BY FAR. We said on the podcast yesterday that we hoped she’d make pants her “thing” since they’re not utilized all that much among the BRF set and because she happens to look FLAMAZING in a good pair. Since she’s all about bringing freshness and modernity to the firm (at least from a PR perspective) she could do a lot worse than putting pants into her style rotation a bit more often. And it’s such a relief to see in a print and a little bit of color after the week of taupes and blacks we just got subjected to. Too bad it’s not a sunny day. We’d have loved to have seen her in the hat (which is fun), rocking a no-doubt killer pair of shades. And we’re living for the messy hair. She looks so much better and more herself when she’s not trying too hard to tame it.
Cathy’s not doing to bad for herself either. This is a bit more expected than Meghan’s look, in the sense that it’s a designer and a style she frequently deploys. We like the play of her print with Meghan’s stripes, which we presume to be a somewhat coordinated effect. If we have a quibble it’s with the light beige bag, which would’ve been so much better in a navy blue. Still, it’s a minor point. She looks relaxed and stylish; slightly moreso than her recently queenly (read: matronly) style choices have allowed.
What we love most about these shots is that they both seem to be working in their style comfort zones. They look comfortable and confident, which is not always the case (especially for Meghan) when they’re doing more official appearances.
Kate Middleton: Jenny Packham Dress | In2Design Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings | Dolce&Gabbana Sicily Leather Top Handle Satchel | Cartier Ballon Bleu de Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch | Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ Praline Suede Pumps
Meghan Markle: Ralph Lauren Collection Striped Cotton Shirt | Ralph Lauren Charmain Silk Wide-Leg Pant | Altuzarra ‘Ghianda’ Saddle Bag in Navy Grain Leather | Maison Michel ‘Virginie’ Ivory Straw Hat | Illesteva ‘Leonard’ Round-frame Acetate Sunglasses
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages, farfetch.com, ralphlauren.com, bergdorfgoodman.com, net-a-porter.com]