The Christmas outfit Kate Middleton regrets for this *very* relatable reason

The Princess of Wales regrets just one festive outfit choice...

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Kate Middleton has revealed one of her biggest Christmas regrets - an outfit choice she wore at Sandringham three years ago.


From her recent bold burgundy and cotton candy pink outfit, to a chic blazer worn in Boston, Kate Middleton is a style icon for many. Fans around the globe rush to pick up dupes of her famous outfits - and her famous wedding dress is still a style copied by many even 11 years on.

But the Princess of Wales has revealed there was one outfit she wore which she now regrets. Three years ago - the last time the royals spent Christmas at Sandringham - Kate wore a stunning heavy grey Catherine Walker coat, teamed with a green hat, bag and heels.

But while the outfit was praised by many, and matched daughter Charlotte's green coat, she has now admitted that she regrets wearing the heavy coat as the weather was unseasonably warm.

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During a conversation with 19-year-old fan Rachel Anvil, Kate admitted her outfit regret. Rachel's mum told Metro (opens in new tab), "Kate was talking to my daughter about clothes and how she was feeling too hot, she said 'I really shouldn’t have worn this.'"

She added, "I’m there talking to Charlotte about dolls and my daughter’s talking about fashion with Kate. It wasn’t fake it was a genuine discussion, it was about a minute but it was tailored to my daughter, it was like speaking to a friend."

The Covid pandemic has meant that the Royal Family have celebrated Christmas separately for the past two years, but King Charles III is set to bring them all together at Sandringham once again this year. 

While the family will be glad to finally celebrate the festive period together again, it will also undoubtedly be tinged with sadness as it is the first Christmas since the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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However, it is thought that the King will keep many traditions going, including the annual walk to church on Christmas Day.

King Charles is also preparing to pre-record his historic, first-ever Christmas Broadcast as monarch when he will no doubt reflect on the loss of his mother and her legacy. Traditionally, members of the Royal Family all sit down to watch the televised address when it airs after lunch, usually at 3pm on December 25.

Just last week, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla's extravagant Christmas tree was revealed. The grand Christmas tree at Windsor Castle was unveiled on Instagram, showing off the impressive 20 ft tree's impressive royal blue and rich purple decorations and the ornate angel that was perched on top.

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