Royal rivals. Prince William and Princess Kate were rooting for opposing teams at a Saturday, February 25, rugby match. The Prince of Wales, 40, is the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union while Kate, 41, took over as patron of English rugby after Prince Harry stepped back from senior royal duties. So when Wales played England in the Six Nations Tournament at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, the rivalry was clear. “It’s going to be a very tense journey home. If we win today my wife won’t speak to me. It will be a tense evening,” William joked with reporters ahead of the game. England ultimately beat Wales with a final score of 20-10. Ahead of the match, the duo unveiled a plaque for the Sir Tasker Watkins Suite, a space for injured players, in front of members of the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust. The Duke of Cornwall wore a dark suit with a red tie for the plaque unveiling, and he bundled up with a red scarf to show his support for his team during the game. Kate, meanwhile, wore a chic houndstooth red and white coat from Catherine Walker for the event. She wore a black turtleneck under the peacoat. Their week started out at a much more formal event — the BAFTAs. William wore a velvet tuxedo jacket and Kate wore a white Alexander McQueen gown to the 76th British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, February 19. While the pair often attend due to William’s position as BAFTA president, the 2023 ceremony also marked the first BAFTAs since Queen Elizabeth II’s death in September at age 96. Helen Mirren, who played the monarch in several films, paid tribute to Elizabeth while William and Kate watched from the audience. “BAFTA’s relationship with Her Majesty was longstanding and BAFTA would
Kate Middleton just re-wore a stunning white gown from her royal wardrobe to the BAFTA Awards in London, and you might recognize it!
The Princess of Wales, 41, graced the awards ceremony red carpet over the weekend in a floor-length, one-shoulder Alexander McQueen dress that she previously donned to the 2019 BAFTAs.
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Kate Middleton Re-Wears Her 2019 White Alexander McQueen BAFTAs Gown
The mom of four promoted sustainability with the familiar frock, and shimmered at the event with the help of dangly, gold statement earrings. Instead of flowers on the shoulder strap, this time it looked more ruffly and flowy.
She stepped out in gold heels, and posed alongside her husband, Prince William, who looked dapper in a classic suit and bow tie. Princess Kate wore her long brunette tresses down, parted in the center and styled straight with her signature voluminous blowout.
As for her makeup look, the royal went for a classic smokey eye with glittery eyeshadow, black liner and sky-high lashes. She also added rosy blush to her high cheekbones, and topped it all off with a shiny and subtle reddish lip color.
Back in 2019, Kate wore her hair up in a slicked-back bun to the BAFTAs, and also rocked a black, kohl-rimmed eye look. She also opted for sparkly, dangly earrings and a glistening wristlet, but accessorized with a white clutch rather than a black one.
The Walses’ BAFTAs History
Prince William has served as the president of BAFTA since 2010, and
Kate Middleton has long proven she’s a proud outfit repeater, and her latest appearance confirmed she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham wearing the same white white-alexander-mcqueen-suit-windrush-day” data-ylk=”slk:Alexander McQueen pantsuit” class=”link “Alexander McQueen pantsuit she wore just a month ago for Windrush Day (and even before that back in 2018), ringing true the sentiment that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Joined by her husband Prince William and their daughter, Princess Charlotte, Kate wore the stark white suit jacket layered over a plain scoop neck tank top and paired with matching cropped trousers to watch the swim tournament. The Duchess left her jacket unbuttoned for most of the event to show off a coordinating white belt with a silver buckle, and she finished the look by adding simple jewelry and parting her loose brown curls on the side.
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Prince William also tapped one of his go-to outfit combinations for the event, wearing a navy suit jacket paired with a baby blue button-up shirt and khaki slacks. While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both looked regal for the occasion, it was Charlotte — whose appearance marked the first solo outing she’s taken with her parents — who truly stole the show.
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When your engagement ring happens to be one of most iconic rings ever made, it’s no wonder the world keeps a close eye on it at all times.
That’s exactly why the internet was aflutter this week after Kate Middleton stepped out at the Commonwealth Games with hubby Prince William and Princess Charlotte, too. Sure, she was dressed to the nines in a white Alexander McQueen suit, but her ring finger was noticeably less blingy, adorned with only her gold wedding band vs. the sapphire and diamond sparkler that once belonged to Princess Diana and was passed down to her upon her engagement to William in 2010.
So, where was the ring? My co-host Roberta Fiorito and I discuss a zillion reasons for its absence on this week’s episode of the Royally Obsessed podcast (listen to it here!). No, it has nothing to do with marital troubles. Our main take: It was likely getting cleaned or had a stone in need of repair. But also, Kate has only been pictured without it a handful of times (for example, on this kate-middleton-didnt-wear-her-engagement-ring-during-todays-hospital-visit/” data-ylk=”slk:hospital visit in 2020″ class=”link “hospital visit in 2020 and again in 2018), which is why it always makes headlines when she’s pictured without it on.
On the flip side, Kate’s engagement ring was the subject of recent conversations for a very different reason: The risk she took while wearing it scuba diving in Belize during her royal tour of the Caribbean with Prince William. (For the record, the value of the ring is currently set at approximately half a million dollars.)
Shout-out to the royal sleuths who were so quick to notice its absence, but also a quick thought: Maybe the most famous engagement ring in the world needs