When she’s not busy getting blow-outs and gestating future kings, Kate Middleton is a very sporty person. We don’t often get to see that side of her, but occasionally she busts out some athletic moves, and we’re always impressed to see just how well she manages in high heels.
Today in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a bright red Luisa Spagnoli suit with a straight skirt, flared peplum, and a black velvet waist bow. It’s a characteristically conservative but chic look for the Duchess, who paired it with the black suede shoes she’s been wearing nonstop on this tour. They’re not the most attractive shoes, but they must be comfortable if she keeps wearing them, and is actually capable of playing cricket in them.
I have no idea how cricket works, but watching Kate Middleton play in her fancy clothes is a hoot, because she makes the most un-royal faces we’ve ever seen on her:
Once again we catch a rare glimpse of Kate Middleton behind the pretty princess facade, and she seems like a person we’d like to have a chat with. (The last time this happened was when she fangirled all over Idris Elba.)
Because we are obliged to continue monitoring Kate Middleton’s hemlines for signs of royal meddling, we must point out that our new BFF has worn this particular red suit before. Back in 2011 she wore it styled over a pair of black tights, a turtleneck, and with some leather gloves and knee-high boots.
But back in 2011 this suit had a noticeably shorter hemline. At the time it cleared the top of her knee by several inches. Now it hits demurely mid-kneecap. It looks like the Queen’s alterations gnomes have been hard at work de-sexing Middleton’s clothes after all.