Fri. Feb 23rd, 2024
  • During the Republic of Korea State Visit, Duchess Kate Middleton’s regal ensemble took an unexpected turn, drawing public attention and commentary.
  • Fans voiced mixed opinions on social media, with some deeming the exposed legs and skirt length “not appropriate,” while others celebrated Kate’s style and grace.
Prince William and Princess Kate attend a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade on November 21, 2023 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince William and Princess Kate attend a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade on November 21, 2023 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

As Britain plays host to the president of the Republic of Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol, all eyes are on the royal family, with Prince William and Princess Kate stepping into the limelight alongside King Charles during the state visit.

The 41-year-old Kate, known for her impeccable style, made a bold fashion statement in a dramatic red cape, a large hat, and matching red heels.

Prince William and Princess Kate attend a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade on November 21, 2023 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince William and Princess Kate attend a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade on November 21, 2023 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

However, as the Duchess of Cambridge gracefully climbed the stairs, the attention wasn’t solely on her tasteful ensemble. A matching red skirt made an unexpected appearance, riding up a few inches above the knee. In some pictures, Kate was caught alighting from a vehicle, revealing more than the traditional regal decorum might dictate.

Prince William and Princess Kate attend a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade on November 21, 2023 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Prince William and Princess Kate attend a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade on November 21, 2023 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Social Media Reacts with Royally Candid Comments

In the age of social media, public opinions are instant and varied. Some users took to the internet to express their views on Kate’s fashion choice. One commenter remarked, “She has great legs, but that dress should be 10 cm longer,” emphasizing the need for a more regal length. Another user criticized, “Not appropriate. Awful.”

User comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

User comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

User comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail
User comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

User comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

User comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

User comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Among the sea of comments, some users didn’t hold back in offering constructive criticism. “Usually royals have classes on how to step out of a car, I guess she missed those classes,” one user quipped. Another suggested a practical solution, “She should wear some sheer tights. Would be more classy.”

Fan comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Fan comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Fan comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Fan comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Fan comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail
Fan comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Fan comment dated November 2023 | Source: Daily Mail

Yet, not all commenters took a critical stance, with some praising Kate’s fashion sense and, more specifically, her legs. A supportive fan commented, “What a wonderful pair of legs,” while another added, “Kate looks great!” It’s clear that amidst the critiques, there’s a fan base that appreciates the Duchess’s style and isn’t shy about expressing it.

Family Fitness Secrets

Earlier this year, Princess Kate shared a glimpse into her family life. During a reception for the England Wheelchair Rugby League squad, she revealed that her son Prince Louis is passionate about rugby. As a dedicated patron of the Rugby Football League, Kate recounted watching the squad’s World Cup Final victory over France with her family, striking a balance between competition and unwavering support.

Furthermore, Kate illuminated her approach to staying fit, injecting a touch of humor into the conversation. In response to queries about her fitness routine, she quipped, “It’s running around after the children – I do it all, whenever I can squeeze in exercise, I do, even jumping on the trampoline with my children before school.”

The candid admission showcases a relatable side of the Princess, emphasizing the balancing act of royal duties and family life. Notably, the Princess’ involvement with the Rugby Football League highlights the royal family’s dedication to sports.

Prince William, a self-proclaimed soccer fan, expressed his passion for the sport during an interview, revealing that he’s become addicted to soccer as he has grown older.

As the state visit unfolds, it’s clear that the Duchess not only captures attention with her fashion choices but also resonates with the public through her authenticity and dedication to causes close to her heart. Kate manages to keep it real, leaving us with a smile and a deeper appreciation for the person behind the title.