Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge joined the British royal family for their annual walk to Christmas service at St. Mary Magdalene Church yesterday, December 25.
Like they did in 2013 and 2014, William and Kate held hands while they walked to the church.
Lady Louise Windsor, pictured above ahead of William and Kate, walked with her grandfather, Prince Philip (not pictured).
For her Christmas walk this year, Kate chose a non-maternity Miu Miu Velvet-trimmed double-breasted tartan wool-blend peacoat ($2,197.50), and those Tod’s black suede pumps (£335) she’s been favoring lately. Kate wore her Kiki McDonough Eden Diamond Flower and Citrine Drop Earrings (£2,900) she debuted in June 2016, her Mulberry Bayswater Clutch in black suede, and her Cornelia James Imogen gloves. She also wore a new Lacorine Sumac – Luxury Alpaca Fur Hat in black (£187.50).
William bowed and Kate curtsied to The Queen.
Harry and Meghan walked and stood next to William and Kate – I have covered Meghan’s appearance in full over here.
Kate received flowers from well wishers on the walk from the church.
Queen Elizabeth II, who arrived by car, wore a bright orange coat and hat with the Australian Wattle Brooch. The Duchess of Cornwall, who rode in the car with HM this year, wore bright pink and The Queen Mother’s Rock Crystal Brooch.
The Countess of Wessex walked with Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Sophie wore a new Erdem Kristen Jacquard Coat Dress (originally £2,630; currently £1,840) in a pattern of navy, purple and green flowers.
Other royals in attendance included The Prince of Wales and Prince Andrew, who returned a hat to a well wisher after it had blown off, Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence, and Prince Edward who walked with his son, James, Viscount Severn.
Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips were also in attendance with their daughters, Savannah Phillips and Isla Phillips.
A video of the royals arriving to the church.
In HM’s Christmas message, she spoke (and there was video) of her first televised Christmas broadcast in 1957 and how not only the technology but the presenter has changed since then. HM also spoke about the ‘home’, and then transitioned to speaking about London and Manchester, as well as the Caribbean and Grenfell. HM then spoke about celebrating 70 years of marriage with Philip, and how when she was born the term ‘platinum wedding anniversary’ hadn’t been thought of because “you weren’t expected to be around that long”. She also mentioned Philip’s retirement and welcoming new family members next year.
HM wore the white coat she wore on the Diamond Jubilee Flotilla in 2012 and the Jardine Star Brooch.
The photos displayed in the video include (L-R): a photo of Harry and Meghan at their engagement photocall; a photo of Charles and Camilla; a wedding photo of HM and Philip; a 70th wedding anniversary photo of HM and Philip; a 2nd birthday photo of Charlotte; and a 4th birthday photo of George.