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« Reply #645 on: November 13, 2022, 01:50:10 PM »

Agreed.  Even the earring she wore last night (and has worn several times for Remembrance Sunday) would be pushing it but these are far too much.  Doesn't help matters that they are ugly as hell.  Solemn events call for minimal jewelry...pearl studs or a very simple pair of pearl drops are ideal.
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« Reply #646 on: November 13, 2022, 02:32:02 PM »

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« Reply #647 on: November 13, 2022, 03:58:48 PM »

Whats the brooch Kate is wearing?
Court jeweler must know, but its not up yet.
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« Reply #648 on: November 13, 2022, 04:24:04 PM »

Also what’s with the triple poppies? I thought wearing more than one was disrespectful.

I have read in the UK that some people wear one for each of their family members who was died in service. 


That makes sense. Nobody here wears multiple poppies.

I guess that there's different customs for the nations that traditionally wear them. I wish that it was a custom in the U.S. but I  rarely see them available anywhere.

This is because Remembrance Day in the UK and the Commonwealth is different from Veterans Day in the US. On Veterans Day the US we honor all who have served in the military, and then on Memorial Day in May we remember those who died during their service.  It used to be you would find the men from the Legion offering little poppies for a donation on your way into the grocery store etc. in May but that has fallen by the wayside. It would be a nice custom to revive.

Our Memorial Day started out as Decoration Day, which began with the custom of placing flowers on the graves of those who fell in the Civil War. After WWI all who had died serving in a war were included. It was traditionally celebrated on May 30.

I do have an enameled Poppy pin that I wear on my coat in November and then again on Memorial Day.



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« Reply #649 on: November 13, 2022, 04:37:16 PM »

Kates outfit would be perfection except for the earrings. Simple pearl drops would have been better.
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« Reply #650 on: November 13, 2022, 04:52:42 PM »

I think those were Diana's earrings? Either way far to OTT.
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« Reply #651 on: November 13, 2022, 07:22:07 PM »

I agree that for once Kate's jewellery is too much. Strange, isn't it? After all these years in which we criticized her for wearing too little and too smallish.
I think what I would have preferred with the evening outfit is a much larger brooch. Perhaps a jewelled poppy contruction (she could have one done, which she could wear for years on end) and no necklace, because a single strand pearl would have looked just as off.
Day-time event: agree the dropped pearl with diamonds is a tad too glamorous.
Anyway, overall I think she looked very good.
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« Reply #652 on: November 13, 2022, 09:07:52 PM »

Here is what I don't understand about the Palace's mindset.  They are no longer releasing details about what the royal women are wearing, presumably to keep the focus on their work and not their clothes.  However, interest in what they are wearing will not go away just because the Palace doesn't confirm it.  All it does is make it more difficult for brands, especially smaller/more independent ones to get their recognition and that "Kate effect" financial boost.  And I thought Kate needed all of her new clothes all the time because she's an ambassador for British fashion.  Hard to be an ambassador when you won't confirm who you're supporting!

And then, on the heels of that announcement, she shows up to her 11th? 12th? Remembrance Service in yet another new black coat and yet another new black hat AND a new diamond brooch!!  If you are serious about wanting the focus to be on the event and not the outfits, choose one look and rewear it every single year.  I think Sophie basically does that.

It's tone deaf to the public, and I think even a little disrespectful to the event, to show up in head to toe new.  Hopefully this is a new outfit for her new role as Princess of Wales and it will become her Remembrance Sunday uniform and we'll see no more new pieces debuted.

The brooch is lovely, but I agree with the poster who was surprised that with access to arguably some of the best jewel vaults in Europe, new pieces are purchased.  I do get, however, wanting something that is your own and may even mark a special occasion/anniversary.  This just wasn't the event to wear it, nor was it the event to wear it with those massive, anything-but-subtle earrings.

(I do believe that most items of clothing will still be identified even without the official ID, but it's a silly game to act like suddenly the royal women are above such trivialities as fashion.)
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« Reply #653 on: November 13, 2022, 09:10:04 PM »

https://ufonomore.com/rec...t-deco-diamond-set-brooch

Apparently the brooch is a relatively new one, it was listed for sale with Bentley & Skinner for 14,500.

Personally I'm surprised anyone in the BRF needs a new brooch to add to the already huge collection of her late majesty but I guess being able to borrow one isn't the same as having your own.
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« Reply #654 on: November 13, 2022, 10:07:52 PM »

Actually Sophie has worn many different outfits to each Remembrance Sunday, and repeated a few as has Camilla, QE, etc. Im all for repeats though.
As far as jewelry, yes QE has a stash but who knows when or if well ever see any of it again and weve seen very little of it on anyone else over the years. Im sure Kate appreciates birthday, anniversary, Christmas gifts, just like the rest of us though.
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« Reply #655 on: November 13, 2022, 10:23:40 PM »

The New Zealand War Museum has a beautiful system where anyone in the world can lay a virtual poppy for a soldier. After laying a poppy for beloved, never forgotten Freddy (Gaza, 1917), and his bestie James Flower, I always go on and lay poppies for a few men who have received none.

https://www.aucklandmuseu...14-1918&srt=relevance
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« Reply #656 on: November 13, 2022, 10:52:39 PM »

The New Zealand War Museum has a beautiful system where anyone in the world can lay a virtual poppy for a soldier. After laying a poppy for beloved, never forgotten Freddy (Gaza, 1917), and his bestie James Flower, I always go on and lay poppies for a few men who have received none.

https://www.aucklandmuseu...14-1918&srt=relevance

Oh Hester that is lovely. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #657 on: November 14, 2022, 12:11:49 AM »

Actually Sophie has worn many different outfits to each Remembrance Sunday, and repeated a few as has Camilla, QE, etc. Im all for repeats though.
As far as jewelry, yes QE has a stash but who knows when or if well ever see any of it again and weve seen very little of it on anyone else over the years. Im sure Kate appreciates birthday, anniversary, Christmas gifts, just like the rest of us though.

Like you Aubiette I am all in favor of repeats, however Catherine is not the only family member that opts to wear new items for Remembrance Sunday.
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« Reply #658 on: November 14, 2022, 12:29:04 AM »

It's definitely easier to see how much new Catherine wears as she's far better documented over multiple fan blogs compared to the others.  Personally I can't fathom when any of them need new black items (suitable for solemn occasions) given how long they've been in the family.  One would think that once you've accumulated say a dozen different coats and hats you could start mixing and matching with the occasional new piece thrown in.

As Kate is best documented I can only focus on her...in 12 appearances at Remembrance Sunday she's worn 9 different coats, wearing one coat three times (2011, 2012, & 2016) and a second coat twice (2018 & 2021), and 10 different hats, wearing one in both 2012 & 2017 and another in both 2011 & 2016.  So she does repeat on occasion.  At least this one wasn't another military cosplay coat like the last three new ones.
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« Reply #659 on: November 14, 2022, 01:50:02 AM »

Good analysis, I'm sure I saw somewhere that in her later years the Queen only had 4 or 5 different hats to alternate between for the Cenotaph as it was almost always the only time she wore black. I'm a little surprised Catherine would need so many black coats. Things like this make me wonder if Catherine does keep hold of all the clothes she wears, can she really have a wardrobe of so many black coats (along with red, green and blue ones) and still need more.
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