Karl Lagerfeld on the Queen's Jubilee: 'Kate Middleton has a bottom just as lovely as Pippa's'

06 June 2012 by

GALLERY >> King Karl's Jubilee commentary

Forget the BBC commentary for [a href="/fashion/archive/2012/06/03/the-queens-diamond-jubilee-river-pageant--live.htm">the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant[/a] this weekend, Karl Lagerfeld provided his own chic critique on the epic event. The be-gloved designer appeared on French channel France 2 and in his signature *ahem* honest style, gave his two cents on everything from Kate Middleton’s 'lovely' bottom to the rather dodgy weather and Princess Anne dressing like a man — live on national TV. Oh, and as if that didn't provide enough hilarity, the Kaiser was [a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/#%21/KarlLagerfeld">tweeting[/a] through the royal proceedings too.

And you know what that means? We have a collection of brand new Karl quips. Rejoice! In the gallery above, courtesy of [a target="_blank" href="http://fashionista.com/2012/06/karl-lagerfeld-on-kate-middletons-butt-the-queens-outfit-and-the-rest-of-his-commentary-on-the-diamond-jubilee/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fashionistacom+%28Fashionista%29&utm_content=Google+Reader">Fashionista's translating skills[/a], we've compiled the highlights so please do treat yourself. And get this man his own show pronto!

On Kate Middleton's derrière

“She shows us that she has a bottom just as lovely as her sister’s.”

On the Queen's Angela Kelly outfit

“For her part, for what she is, it is difficult to see what other outfit the Queen could have worn that would be better.”

On Princess Anne's ensemble

“Princess Anne dressed like a man. I find this very chic.”

On the Queen's outerwear

“I would have dressed the Queen in a cape, it would have been prettier than her shawl.”

On the spectacle

“It’s surprising in the 21st century, in a modern city like London, to find yourself in [a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=Canaletto+painting+boat&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1011&bih=830&tbm=isch&tbnid=O6pCtQ6qqCPelM:&imgrefurl=http://www.canalettogallery.org/The-River-Thames-with-St.-Paul%27s-Cathedral-on-Lord-Mayor%27s-Day,-detail-of-the-boats,-c.1747-48.html&docid=HVpFTdXcX6LTaM&imgurl=http://www.canalettogallery.org/The-River-Thames-with-St.-Paul%2527s-Cathedral-on-Lord-Mayor%2527s-Day,-detail-of-the-boats,-c.1747-48.jpg&w=470&h=385&ei=BlzPT4vhEKeY1AXA0YTKCw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=348&vpy=155&dur=2773&hovh=203&hovw=248&tx=138&ty=64&sig=111850051623108192535&page=1&tbnh=154&tbnw=205&start=0&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,i:74">a Canaletto painting[/a].”

On The Queen's stiff upper lip

“The Queen does not give into the escalation of emotions, I find this remoteness very elegant.”

On the Duchess's style

“Kate Middleton has a silhouette that makes it easy to be flawless.”

On the Queen's mystery

“The queen is mysterious but human, without mystery it would not do.”

On the weather

“The rain gives a sort of poetry that the blazing sun would not, this weather makes the ceremony more surreal."

On Liz's coronation in 1953

“I asked my parents to buy my first television to follow the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.”


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