He means well:
"You look amazing!...
I had become accustomed to seeing you in such dreary clothes, I had forgotten how you truly looked. I remember that dress. It is quite old, isn't it? Didn't you wear it to one of the parties you gave to announce Keffria's wedding to Kyle? It takes years off your face. You must be quite proud to be able to squeeze yourself into it still."
"Davad Restart. Only you can so completely ruin so many compliments in one brief speech."
And he's completely clueless. LOL
I am enjoying this trilogy is much more than the Farseer trilogy.