Prince William playfully joked with Kate Middleton about her outfit at a royal engagement

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton are traditionally poised and polite at public engagements, but this week they showed off their playful side.
  • Middleton recently stepped out wearing pants and a blazer, deviating a bit from her classic dresses and skirt suits.
  • Her husband playfully joked about her outfit, telling the crowd that she blended in with a Christmas tree as they posed for photos.

Even though Prince William and Kate Middleton are traditionally poised and polite during public engagements, fans love when they go a little bit off-script, trading light jokes at each other’s expense.

On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went to a military base in Cyprus to meet with service men and women who will be stationed away from home during the holiday season, posing for photos and chatting with troops.

Middleton's look resembled Meghan Markle's classic style.

Middleton’s look resembled Meghan Markle’s classic style.
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As they prepared to take a festive photo in front of a Christmas tree, Prince William took the opportunity to tease his wife about her outfit, a Meghan Markle-inspired ensemble of dress pants and a blazer.

Before posing together, Prince William pointed towards Middleton and asked, “Do you want me to get out of the photo?” seemingly joking at the fact that the troops may prefer a solo shot of themselves with Middleton.

Then, of her fitted green blazer, he joked, “My wife’s camouflaged against the tree,” both comments eliciting laughter from the crowd and Middleton herself.

According to People magazine, Middleton also playfully teased her husband about one of his “nightmare habits” at the same event, a moment that wasn’t caught on camera. In front of the military families and reporters, Prince William reportedly spotted some bright yellow couches, joking with the men to “keep the pizza off the sofas!”

The duchess reportedly responded by saying, “You’re a nightmare with that!”

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