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.
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.
More from The Express:
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.
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.
The garment was worn as the Cambridge family was departing Canada to return home after their fall tour.
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.
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.
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.
The Duchess accessorized with her Rupert Sanderson Malory pumps.
And she wore the diamond and pearl earrings loaned to her by HM.
Kate had on a new hat, another pillbox style.
UPDATED MAY 19 2017: The chapeau is the Jacqueline style by Lock and Company.
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.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Beatrice, leave St George’s Chapel after having drinks with the Dean of Windsor pic.twitter.com/0jYaQLsBkR
— Harriet Line (@HarriLine) April 16, 2017
I apologize for the delay getting this posted, your fearless scribe is a bit under the weather.