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She looks so much more at home in sportswear!

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^ Coral pants! The new K Middy standard!!

 
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that fur headband that kate's mother is wearing in the photos above was a "gift" meant for kate.

someone was previously asking about "gifts" that kate received : this story may explain more (dailymail.co.uk)

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Given that the Duchess of Cambridge frequently raids her mother’s wardrobe, perhaps this is Carole Middleton’s way of getting her own back.
The 57-year-old wore an unusual fur headband around her white safety helmet during a family holiday to the upmarket French ski resort of Meribel.
While Kate, 30, and her husband were both sporting rather more mundane black protective headwear, Mrs Middleton’s choice of fluffy accessory made her stand out on the slopes.
But it seems the fake fur band was originally destined for Kate’s head – and was sent to her by British firm Fosi, via her parents’ company, after her engagement to Prince William was announced in late 2010.
It was a canny marketing ploy by the Plymouth-based skiwear accessories firm, whose motto is ‘drab to fab in seconds’, as anything Kate wears, from dresses to wellington boots, usually sells out instantly.
It is not clear whether the Duchess, an accomplished skier, ever got to try out the gift, which sells for £29.99. But it certainly found favour with her mother – before finding its way into her suitcase for the recent holiday.
Unusually for a family that prides itself on its discretion, Mrs Middleton even sent a letter to Fosi’s founder, Barbara Lees, to thank her for the present.
Handwritten on headed paper sent from the family’s £1.5million home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, it warned Mrs Lees that ‘we’ – presumably meaning Carole and her husband Michael – ‘do not normally accept gifts’. But it went on to describe the ski helmet band as ‘lovely’ and wished Mrs Lees, who set up the company in 2010, success in her venture.
It read: ‘Thank you very much for the helmet headband.
‘We do not normally accept gifts and would be grateful if you could not send anything else, but I think it’s a lovely product and wish you every success.’
While secretly delighted to have received the letter, Mrs Lees thought nothing more of it until she saw photographs of Mrs Middleton wearing the ‘Lynx’ headband on a ski lift with the Duke of Cambridge in the Trois Vallées.
‘I was astonished and couldn’t be happier,’ she told the Mail.
We are a new business in a very competitive market so it was a massive boost to Fosi to see her in it. Carole Middleton is a very stylish woman and we think it looks great on her.’

The Middletons wrote a handwritten letter to Mrs Lees thanking her for the fur hat
Mrs Lees, who has skied since she was a teenager, created the product after being forced to wear a helmet when she took up snowboarding.
‘The main reason I didn’t wear one before was vanity, I suppose,’ she explained.
‘Unless you really do look like Kate Middleton, then they really aren’t very flattering. I had a lovely collection of fur hats that I used to wear and so decided to create something based on them that made the helmet look better.
‘The Fosi is non-slip and can just be attached around the helmet. It cost me £40,000 to set the business up but we have been growing steadily.
‘That said, to see Carole Middleton wearing it is such an unbelievable boost and just goes to show that nothing ventured, nothing gained.’
Designed to encourage more women to wear helmets, the Lynx headband worn by Mrs Middleton is one of the firm’s best-selling products.
Should she feel so inclined, the royal in-law could also buy a matching helmet tail, scarf, cuff, snood or even faux fur boot toppers to complete the look. Unlike members of the royal family, the Middletons do not have to declare any gifts given to them.
And their daughter only has to record on the official Royal Gift Register details of items received during the course of her public duties since marrying Prince William last year.
Mr and Mrs Middleton are entrepreneurs themselves and run a hugely successful internet-based firm, Party Pieces, which sells children’s party goods.
The couple have been repeatedly accused of cashing in on their daughter’s association with the royal family, although sources close to them insist they have done their best to manage their long-standing business without causing embarrassment to the Duke and Duchess.

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^Wearing those coral pants again--good choice! And she has to have the most beautiful hair on the planet.

 
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^^where is that, Kensington Gardens?

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I must be the only one who does not think the coral pants look good, I think they look childish.

 
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^ I don't know, I work in a fairly conservative clothes shop (aimed at 40 somethings and boring youngsters) and they were selling similar pants to these.

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Your'e not the only one, I didn't like the coral skinnies the first time she wore them. They just don't work on her.

 
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I think no matter what your age those bright colors are in right now, for the younger crowd it's the skinnies and for the older it's like capri or dress pants. That's just what I've seen from most stores. I don't think these pants look bad on Kate, she just doesn't know how to pair them with the rest of her outfit.

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That white coat dress is so chic. I can't wait to see her wear it.

 
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Love that coat dress too!
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