Kate Middleton rewears McQueen khaki coat, distinctive feathered hat and what could be new earrings from Prince William loaded with symbolism

The Princess of Wales’ outfit for the Sandringham Christmas service is ultra chic

Kate's Christmas outfit includes a chic feathered hat and what could be new earrings
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Kate Middleton looked stunning for the Royal Family’s Christmas Day service and walkabout, opting for a seasonal color palette. Pairing a khaki Alexander McQueen coat with an olive green Philip Treacy hat, Kate was joined by all three of her children – marking Louis’ first ever appearance at the Sandringham service. Catherine completed her look with what could be new earrings gifted by William, including ocean blue gemstones packed with deeper meaning.


The Royal Family have put on a united front for their first Christmas Day walkabout since 2019.

The family – including King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla, William and Kate, Zara and Mike Tindall, and even Prince Andrew – haven’t been able to come together in such a way since the coronavirus pandemic.

The reunion is, of course, bittersweet though, as the late Queen Elizabeth is notably absent from the festivities.

Leading the charge in the style stakes is Catherine, Princess of Wales.

The Wales' were out in force for the Sandringham service

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Looking chic and sophisticated, Kate is rewearing an old favorite Alexander McQueen khaki coat. The coat is no longer on sale, but we have seen Catherine wear it throughout the years.

Her decision to wear the coat signals the ongoing commitment made by her and husband Prince William, whose attentions have been focused on sustainability with initiatives like the Earthshot Prize.

Catherine paired her elegant McQueen coat with heeled boots and a pair of leather gloves.

Kate Middleton had all three children with her for the Christmas service at Sandringham

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The signature pieces in Kate’s outfit are all up top, however. Continuing her recent trend of stepping out of her comfort zone, the Princess of Wales donned a wide brimmed olive green fedora hat, complete with a feather embellishment.

It is thought the hat is a bespoke creation by iconic milliner, Philip Treacy.

Kate's earrings appear to include black gemstones

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Catherine was also seen sporting a stunning pair of earrings, which appear to be new. It is thought that, while the family are known to exchange sillier gifts, William gives Kate a more thoughtful present privately.

Royal butler Grant Harrold has said of their Christmas gift swaps, “I do think they give serious things but unfortunately I don't know what unless we maybe see Catherine wearing some new jewellery or something like that.”

"When I see her in a new necklace or something, I often wonder if it's a Christmas gift but we never really know unless they tell us.”

These new earrings, which include an intricate gold pattern with what appears to be ocean blue gemstones dangling down in three or four strands.

If they are a gift from William, the thoughtful earrings could be loaded with symbolism, especially after the tough year they've faced following the Queen's death and the difficulties with Harry and Meghan. Blue gemstones are associated with knowledge, self-cultivation and protection.

The earrings are from French brand Sezane. Catherine has worn pairs from the brand before, and it's thought she loves their commitment to sustainability, as they use eco-friendly materials and support social and environmental causes. 

Sezane, £100 (opens in new tab)

Dina Earrings - Sezane, £100 (opens in new tab)

From a brand Kate Middleton has favored before, this pair of earrings includes gold plated recycled brass and natural stones. 

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