Thanks, but No Thanks: Kate Middleton Reportedly Sends Back Kardashian Clothing

Only four days after the Duchess allegedly rebuffed a Kardashian-sent invite to afternoon tea, she sent back Kardashian Kollection samples

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image: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph, Whitehall on November 11, 2012 in London, England. Remembrance Sunday tributes were carried out across the nation to pay respects to all who those who lost their lives in current and past conflicts, including the First and Second World Wars
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Kate Middleton’s style can be accurately described as classy, elegant or refined — and none of those words begins with a k. If the Kardashian sisters had their way, though, she would have a whole “kollection” of bandage dresses and leopard-print blazers to add to her tasteful wardrobe. Unfortunately for the Kardashian triumvirate, the Duchess of Cambridge was reportedly not too fond of this prospect.

Only four days after Middleton allegedly rebuffed a Kardashian-sent invitation to afternoon tea, she sent back the Kardashian Kollection samples that Kim Kardashian had mailed to her. The line recently debuted at U.K. department store Dorothy Perkins.

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According to Marie Claire U.K., the reality-TV star had hoped that the fashionable royal would lend some legitimacy and polish to the sisters’ brand if she wore the designs in public. “Kate seems like a really sweet person, and she’s a princess,” Kardashian told the magazine. “We love her sense of fashion. She could wear our looks and team it with one of her hats.”

The Kardashians previously designed lines for QVC and Bebe. Even if Middleton wanted to pair a Kardashian Kollection nude-lace corset dress with one of her many Philip Treacy fascinators, accepting the free clothing would have violated her own rules — she is known for refusing to use a stylist and insists on returning gifts and paying full price for purchases.

A Middleton rep elaborated by citing her innate sense of style, even though it entails relatively conservative sartorial choices. Meanwhile, a Kardashian-acquainted source refuted the story to E!, which airs the family’s reality shows.

“Kim was working the whole time, and though she admires Kate, she didn’t reach out to her,” the source said.

Looks like Middleton will have to pick up a sequined gold blazer on her own if she plans on helping the Kardashian sisters’ wish fulfillment.

86 comments
Rick00
Rick00

Kate has class..The Kardashians do not know the meaning of the word.

MarieShanahan
MarieShanahan

Thank Heavens for Kate Middleton!! These people really do need to be sent home.  Nobody wants them or their stuff.

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

Well, thanks TIME Magazine for deleting my prior comment...

Kardashian = Upper Class White Trash.

Good for Kate Middleton for rejecting such trash!

Kommy
Kommy

Kardashian's PR stunt, Lady K was too polite to send their rubbish back, the best place is a garbage can.

NandaLinnAung
NandaLinnAung

these attention seeking sisters should not bother the pregnant lady.. nobody actually likes them......

JudeM5460
JudeM5460

No wonder the Brits think we are a bunch of Podunk idiots.. Look at where the conversation has digressed to, really. Why don't you all just get in a pit of mud or jello and show them who you really are? Don't bring in the First Lady or Kate Middleton into the mix because you don't really know anything about either of them.  So, go back to your day time talk shows, E TV and what other reality TV show garbage the US media is throwing out as entertainment and leave World News to those that actually follow it.

markodelco
markodelco

"Kim was working the whole time"...what?  I'm sorry but I have time believing anything those spoiled Kardashian tramps do qualifies as "work".

They make me embarrased to be American.   

JoyBrewer
JoyBrewer

Why in the name of God would Kate Middleton want to run around London looking like a trampy hoochie?  Because everything I have seen on anyone in that family (sans Bruce) has been totally tacky and nasty looking and makes them look like the hoochies they appear to be.  Good on you Kate!

BrentHill
BrentHill

Maybe they should send some clothing to the other darling of reality tv, honey boo boo and her fat slob family.

Though I am not sure that they are quite as classy as the Kardashian's, they are just as stuck on themselves.

I did get a kick out of the fact that the show needs subtitles for all that speak english not southern inbred!!


tavdevil
tavdevil

So glad the duchess has sense and taste.

Dougzzzz
Dougzzzz

Could you please stop calling her 'Kate Middleton' that is not her name. 



TAZinTLH
TAZinTLH

Kate, thank you so much for sending back those clothes, for not giving meaning to something that has no meaning,.

Ivenkloat
Ivenkloat

Dorothy Perkins is a store for ''oversized clothes''. Very appropriate for the kardarsiens

ibtlius
ibtlius

Ah the Kardashians.... The premier gypsy clan of America.

What is so special about Kate Middleton? She is not even a looker like Diana was..Then whats with this media obsession with that twig?

While we are at it, somebody for the love of God tell me what the bleep is a 'royal family' in this democratic 21st century world? The founding fathers will be rolling in their graves on this....

smileymarie5
smileymarie5

If only the Kardashians would go away. Tacky t.v with lack of morals. Yes Americans know how to dress just fine. It's ppl like the Kardashians who embarrass us time and time again.

algia10
algia10

Echo that: "Now if we could only send back the Kardashians"!!!

But where to send them too so we never hear from them again? when are theystarting to test life on Mars? I think that might just be far enough!hahahahahaha

bearcatnat
bearcatnat

Now if only we could send back the Kardashians.

MichelleTafoya
MichelleTafoya

The Kardasians embarrass American women in general.  They seem empty headed, have no dignity and have no shame at trying to use anyone to achieve their goals.  They are as useful and purposeful as the Real Housewives and all those other people who make money by being very bad examples of dumb and spoiled Americans.   

jo
jo

hu cares, we will all turn into ashes wen the time comes, main thing is be prepared lol

mrdarklight
mrdarklight

Of course she's not going to wear your trashy clothes. What were you thinking? Why don't you invite her to dinner at Taco Bell too? 

crashchemist
crashchemist

dezo,

Americans may not know how to dress but at least we brush our teeth 

sandifjm
sandifjm

The editor dropped the ball on this one. This headline wrote itself. I would have gone with "Thanks, but no Skanks".

Violetta
Violetta

If only more people would rebuff the Kardashians! 

dezo
dezo

Kim and sisters:  You are absolutely going to freak out when you arrive at the centre of the universe and discover that YOU ARE NOT THERE!  Take the gesture (and a kind hint) from Kate Middleton; Americans do NOT know how to dress and dress design is better left to those with taste. 

MagMahoo
MagMahoo

She should accept gifts, in fairness, the money for her wardrobe comes from the taxpayers who fund the royals. So, it's not exactly out of her own hard earned money.

ragnarb23
ragnarb23

Off with their heads. Please!!

CandiceLuke
CandiceLuke

I think people are getting the wrong idea. Kate gets send loads of free clothing all the time and it always gets send back as the royal family are not allowed to be seen as having any endorsements or such. It would not have been intended as a direct snub or criticism of the collection, I've seen it in Dorothy Perkins (were it's sold in the UK) and the item that so not have studs, sequins or leopard print are fine.

newstip579
newstip579

Good for Kate! Why in the world would she want to look like a porn star? And the K line, which has tanked at Sears, looks like hooker clothes. The lack of class coupled with the arrogance of this family is appalling.

MetalNick
MetalNick

Two people totally undeserving of fame having tea? Doesn't seem like a problem to me.

woodywil
woodywil

Nicki Minja is more the Kard's speed. You can't blame them though. They're used to being around "class" it's just all of it is low.

howzah123
howzah123

The Kardashians are parasites

chrismd0924
chrismd0924

She's a classy lady and I hope she stays that way.

mpcliffordfoto
mpcliffordfoto

The princess should have kept the samples.  She could have worn them to a Halloween party next fall if she decided to go as a bimbo.

MorganSheridan
MorganSheridan

The Duchess is a class act and the Kardashians want to tart her up?  No way!  Thankfully protocol allows to send stuff like that back so as to avoid the appearance of endorsing such trash.

JoyBrewer
JoyBrewer

Not all Southerners are as nasty as this family.  Neither of them know a thing about class and/or manners.  I cannot stand that little girl--talk about the epitome of everything bad south of the Mason Dixon Line........

mariocyn507
mariocyn507

@ibtlius The founding father's were the founding father's of America. This beautiful, classy lady has married into a royal dynasty that has ruled Great Britain for centuries. Hence known as the royal family. Democracy is an American concept derived from the ancient Romans. Turn off TMZ and read a book, you twit.

RoccoJohnson
RoccoJohnson

@ibtlius 

Uh... the Founding Fathers were Americans, not Brits, and they specifically set up a democratic republic, not a monarchy.

RoccoJohnson
RoccoJohnson

@ibtlius 

I couldn't disagree more, Kate Middleton is beautiful, and dresses classy and conservative. The Kardashians are embarrassing and tasteless.

Ivenkloat
Ivenkloat

@MichelleTafoya Really? As a non-American watching MTV, I get the impression that that is what all American women aspire to be! Well, either a Kardi or a Hilto! (god help the world!!)

Nowhere1111
Nowhere1111

@sandifjm That's great! Skanks fir the laugh!

DeborahJoBurnham
DeborahJoBurnham

@dezo    PLEASE do not lump all Americans in with the K family, nor for that matter most of what passes for "culture" in the country.   And in turn I will not lump you in  with your hooligans...

DeborahJoBurnham
DeborahJoBurnham

ivenkloat    talk about truth in advertising... you are soooo I want a lot... not I think a lot

rivergirl409
rivergirl409

Really, you watch MTV.  As an American, I do not !

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