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Kate in Catherine Walker for Easter Services with The Queen

We had a surprise this morning, waking up to learn that Kate and William attended Easter church services at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.CPNA/ i-Images / Polaris

This is the first time the Duke and Duchess have taken part in the Easter Service at St. George’s. They were among many royals enjoying the sunshine as they walked to the Chapel. Below you can see Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice; as well as Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, accompanying their parents, the Earl and Countess of Wessex.©CPNA/i-Images/Polaris

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The rest of the royal party walked down the hill to the Galilee Porch of the chapel in the Lower Ward of the castle watched by about 50 members of the public who had been let into watch.

The Queen, in a turquoise coat and hat, was driven down to the chapel with the Duke of Edinburgh from her private quarters at the 1,000-year-old royal fortress, her favourite royal residence.

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More from Richard Palmer’s Express story:

Dozens of people waited outside for the royal arrival, and clapped as the monarch entered the church through the Galilee Porch.

At Canterbury Cathedral, the Archbishop of Canterbury gave his annual Easter sermon, in which he called for peace in the Middle East.

Now to what Kate wore, starting with the custom Catherine Walker coat that was initially seen in Canada last fall.Kate Easter Sunday Church April 16 2017 Catherine Walker Two Shots

The garment was worn as the Cambridge family was departing Canada to return home after their fall tour.©Splash News/Polaris

You can see that Kate wore the same skirt beneath the coat today that she wore in Canada, it appears to be the Whistles pleated skirt first seen in Los Angeles in 2011.

Kate carried a new handbag by Etui Bags.©Stephen Lock/i-Images

The clutch is done in a modified lattice-style pattern, similar to this orange design. (Kate’s bag has a diamond motif seen in the weave, something not present in the orange clutch.) It measures roughly 7″ x 12″, closes with a magnetic snap and has a detachable chain. The orange style is 230 PLN (Polish Zloty), that is about $58 at today’s exchange rates.

Etui Bags

Etui Bags

This is the second handbag by Etui that the Duchess has carried. The first was seen on St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish Guard and in Paris.©i-Images/Splash News

The Duchess accessorized with her Rupert Sanderson Malory pumps.©i-Images/Rupert Sanderson

And she wore the diamond and pearl earrings loaned to her by HM.©

Kate had on a new hat, another pillbox style.© / Lock & Company

UPDATED MAY 19 2017: The chapeau is the Jacqueline style by Lock and Company.Lock & Co., Polaris

It appeared to be made of silk with a satin finish; it had a little sheen in the sunlight. Our thanks to Gabi and a WKW friend for sharing the ID!

We’ll leave you with this video, and hope that all celebrating the occasion enjoy the day.

I apologize for the delay in getting this posted, your fearless scribe is a bit under the weather.


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Friday 21st of April 2017

Beautiful coat. I really, really dislike the hat. It's sitting too far back on her head. I think it would have been stunning with a different hat and earrings with a bit more substance and color...sapphire or ruby and pearl. I know she was trying to be very traditional around the Queen which I understand. That hat though shouldn't be repeated.

Margo, Thrift at Home

Thursday 20th of April 2017

Yikes. In theory, I love retro clothes, but in person, this just looks very very old-lady and not in a good way. If I were Kate, I would have included one element that was not traditional so as to keep the ensemble fresh and age-appropriate. As it is, everything is cream and proper and extremely matronly. I have never said that about Kate before because I just didn't see it, but wowsers, this time I see it.


Wednesday 19th of April 2017



Wednesday 19th of April 2017

So cute! She must love the hat, and this is perfectly styled to show the hat off. Works only if you are royalty, and something Letizia would not have the imagination to do.


Wednesday 19th of April 2017

This is--fine. Pretty, appropriate, perfectly tailored and crisp (especially next to the York girls). It doesn't give me jumpy claps, but it's not awful, just a bit--oatmealish. If I was her, I would probably also default to "appropriate" whenever possible, but even a colored shoe, a pastel scarf, a brooch, a ribbon for the hat, would have taken it to the next festive Easter level so easily! Lovely seeing them with the family on the holiday! And what a pretty young lady (and so tall!) sweet Lady Louise is becoming :)

Pamela S

Monday 21st of May 2018

I think a lot of her clothing choices would benefit from a well-placed lovely brooch.

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