Kate Middleton’s style has always been the subject of envy, and the Duchess of Cambridge especially glows during the royal family’s traditional visit to Sandringham Church every year on Christmas. Middleton has been to the church service every year, with the exception of 2012 Prince WilliamCOVID-19 had prevented the royal family’s gatherings in 2020 and 2021. Until we’re all able to get together safely without fears of the deadly virus, we’ll have to satisfy ourselves with a bit of nostalgia.
Kate Middleton’s First Christmas At Sandringham
Kate Middleton’s first Christmas with the British royal family following her 2011 wedding to Prince William was an understated affair. Middleton looked cozy and slim in her long, mulberry-colored coat with a brighter-toned cap. Middleton looked like the spirit of the holidays with her jewel-tone clutch in her hand.
Middleton’s First Christmas As A New Mom
In December 2012, Prince William announced to Kate Middleton that they were expecting their first baby. Due to her hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition she suffered from throughout all of her pregnancies that causes severe nausea in the early months of pregnancy, Middleton was unable to attend the royal family’s yearly gathering at Sandringham. Instead, she and William went to church with her family in a more casual setting.
After welcoming Prince George on July 22, 2013, Middleton made her triumphant return to the royal family’s traditional church service. Middleton looked smart in a pair of black boots that reached the knees and a blue and plaid coat. The perfect accessory to tie the look together was her charming green hat.
Prince William, the Husband, Looking Cozy
In 2014, Middleton slowed down the color scheme. The colors were toned down by Middleton in 2014. Middleton chose to wear a hat with her ensemble, which added a classy touch. Middleton was about six months pregnant with Princess Charlotte at the time. She welcomed Princess Charlotte on May 2, 2015.
Gorgeous in Green
We think we’ve figured out Middleton’s favorite seasonal color, and we can’t deny we’re green with envy over this look. Her hair is styled in a chic updo, and most of it is hidden under a delicately made hat. All that green really brings out her eyes. After having her second child, Middleton looks amazing. Prince George and Princess Charlotte didn’t make their first visit to Sandringham’s church service until the next year.
A Growing Young Family
2016 was a family affair, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte both making their debuts. Middleton looks amazing in a fur-trimmed, brown coat. We also noticed a familiar clutch in her hands, which could be the same clutch she carried on her first visit to the royal event. The younger royals look so adorable as they take in all that is happening around them. We also love this photo of Prince George.
The young prince looks darling as he enjoys a candy cane sweet and clutches his father’s hand. This cute expression on his face has probably saved him from many problems. We certainly wouldn’t be able to tell that sweet little face no.
Middleton Bends the Knee
In 2017, there was an addition to the royal family: Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle. Middleton and Markle both made a gesture of respect for Queen Elizabeth, as their husbands made a bow to her. Markle wore a muted, khaki-colored coat with a chestnut-colored cap, while Middleton wore an appropriate red and green plaid jacket and a large, fuzzy black hat.
The Fab Four’s Final Sandringham Christmas
In 2018 following Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle, the reception to the younger royals was at a record height. Dubbed the “Fab Four,” Prince William and Kate Middleton, as well as Harry and Markle, were experiencing a surge in popularity.
In the photos from that year’s Christmas church service, Middleton shines in red while her husband, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law went with black. Middleton stood out with her festive outfit, which was a great thing.
The Sandringham service was ended with Prince Harry and Markle leaving behind their working royal status to move across the pond in late 2019.
Christmas With Middleton’s Mini Me
Even though the Duke and duchess of Sussex were not available in 2019, the royal kept her cool and seemed to enjoy being with the children, especially Princess Charlotte. Middleton and her daughter could be mirror images of each other if it weren’t for the age difference and different coat colors. Mother and daughter are a perfect match, their beautiful chestnut locks shining in the morning sunlight.
Although the Sandringham church services were cancelled for 2020 and 2021 due to the spread of coronavirus pandemics, we can still look back on previous years of royal tradition and find even more joy and light this year. Hopefully we’ll all be able to gather together again soon.
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