Wow, many thoughts about this. Iím afraid Iím going with the staged idea, whether she knew or not is another matter, but if she didnít then the rpo would have had them drive on while someone cleared the paps away. No way would they have allowed Kate to walk through like this, itís just too big a security risk. She looks like sheís crying and upset, Iíd guess William had something to do with it or maybe sheís upset at whoever called the paps. What is interesting is how some in the pictures arenít even looking at her, theyíre looking at phones or have their back to her. Poor Kate has always been used as a pawn by others in games and she dutifully goes along with it.
What would the purpose be? Well, sorry, but itís obvious, way too much of how others are being treated badly by the press, lets quickly reinforce how bad it is for poor Kate too. We so rarely see Kate like this anymore so itís for a reason, itís all mindfuckery and games, donít trust any of them to be genuine.
As for the dress, awful. I wonder if all her stands are going to throw their arms up in horror at her wearing bright colours, summer dress and no tights in the middle of winter? Apparently real duchesses donít do that......
I never thought of this but it actually makes a lot of sense. I'm surprised William would allow it but like you said Kate always dutifully goes along. Maybe that why she looks upset and William wasn't apparently there? Kate will take one for the team but William won't. I would guess William and Harry's relationship will only split further then it already has if the rumors are true.
I know this family is capable of throwing anybody under the bus, for one reason or another, to achieve some goal. Unfortunately in this specific case because of the goal and the people involved they won't achieve what they want so in a way Kate got thrown and beaten badly in the worst way possible for nothing. I mean she got harassed and embarrassed when she didn't have to (the whole thing could have been prevented) for what exactly?