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Kate’s Christmas morning looks


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With Christmas proving to be an understated affair this year due to the pandemic, let’s take a look at Christmases past. Today we’re recounting all of the Duchess of Cambridge’s Christmas morning outfits in the decade since she joined the Royal Family.

Christmas 2011

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On her first Christmas morning as a member of the Royal Family, Kate wore an aubergine coat by an independent, unnamed British designer, and a Robin Hood-style hat by milliner Jane Corbett.

Christmas 2012

William and Kate spent the holidays with the Middletons in 2012, shortly after she’d been hospitalized from hyperemesis gravidarum with her pregnancy with Prince George. For this understated and private Christmas church service, Kate re-wore a burgundy Hobbs coat that she’d previously worn on engagements earlier that year.

Christmas 2013

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On Christmas morning in 2013, her first as a parent, the Duchess repeated a Black Watch tartan coat dress by Alexander McQueen that she’d previously worn during a visit to her old school, St. Andrew’s, in November 2012. Her emerald green beret hat was made by milliner Gina Foster.

Christmas 2014

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On Christmas morning in 2014, Kate wore a long brown coat by Moloh and a ‘Betty Boop’ brown bumper hat that she’d previously worn on an engagement for St. Patrick’s Day and at a wedding in Switzerland.

Christmas 2015

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On Christmas morning in 2015, the Duchess of Cambridge donned a new forest green coat by Sportmax and a hunter green saucer hat by Locke & Co. Just slightly visible underneath her coat was a green patterned dress by Cezanne, which Kate wore in the pink pattern for a series of engagements in 2013.

Christmas 2016

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Kate and her family spent Christmas with the Middletons in 2016, attending a church service at St. Mark’s Church near Berkshire. For this private church service, Kate wore the same burgundy Celeste coat by Hobbs that she’d worn in 2012, when she last spent the holidays with the Middletons.

Christmas 2017

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On Christmas morning in 2017, back at Sandringham with the Royal Family, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a festive red and green tartan pea coat by Miu Miu and a furry black Vallnord hat by Peruvian Connection.

Christmas 2018

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On Christmas morning in 2018, Kate donned a berry festive Catherine Walker coat dress in a similar style to the emerald green coat dress she’d worn at Remembrance Sunday events earlier that fall, paired with a hat band in the same colour by Jane Taylor.

Christmas 2019

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On Christmas morning in 2019, William and Kate were joined by their older children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, for their Christmas walk debut. Kate wore a tan Catherine Walker coat and the same green beret hat by Lock & Co that she’d worn on Christmas morning in 2015.

About author

Jess is a communications professional and freelance writer who lives in Halifax and has a passion for all things royal, particularly the British Royal Family.