This morning Kate and William accompanied Prince Philip for the walk to church services at Sandringham.
They joined HM and others at the church of St. Mary Magdalene. The Queen was in a vivid pink (almost magenta?) ensemble.
More from an ITV story:
Sandringham has been a private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862 and the church is home to memorials to many relations of the Royal Family from Queen Victoria onwards.
Kate’s sister Pippa, and brother-in-law James Matthews were also at today’s Epiphany service.
Having Kate’s family attend the January service isn’t new; below, Carole & Michael Middleton, as well as James and Pippa Middleton at last year’s January 10th service.
The Queen after today’s service.
With thanks to Carol for a brilliant tip, it turns out HM is wearing the same ensemble as that seen in March 2012.
That is when the Duchess accompanied HM and the Duke of Edinburgh to Leicester for the launch of the UK portion of the Jubilee Tour. We also had a comment from Brenda, who notes it looks somewhat like the ensemble used for the illustration of HM in a Winnie the Pooh ebook released last year.
Going to a January church service at Sandringham looks like it may become something of a tradition for the Cambridges if judging by the last three years. Today we saw Kate’s Moloh coat again; last January Kate repeated a Sportmax coat (and we didn’t have great photos, unfortunately) and Lacorine hat; in January 2016 Kate wore a Michael Kors suit and ‘Fairy Tale’ hat by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock and Company.
The fabric is described as “a brown and cream check tweed with flecks of orange.” Here is a closer look.
The piece was featured in the February 2013 Belgravia Residents’ Journal, along with another Moloh style. You may not be able to see it well in this graphic but the garment was originally much longer, almost ankle-length. Kate had her coat shortened.
She wore the Tod’s Fringe Pumps that have become a favorite for her.
You may recall that Kate is said to have purchased three of the brand’s hats. Here is more info from Claudia Joseph’s January 2017 story in the Daily Mail:
The Lacorine hat was first discovered by the Middleton sisters five years ago when they were shopping at William Evans & Co, which has a shop in St James’.
Kate bought the Sumac hat in black, chocolate brown and champagne, while Pippa wore a brown one to the Cheltenham races in 2013.
Here you see the Duchess wearing the silver grey color a year ago.
It appears Kate has added fur or faux fur cuffs to her coat. See updated info below on the fur-trimmed gloves Kate was wearing.
UPDATE: We’ve had several comments suggesting perhaps it is Kate’s gloves that have the fur/faux fur trim, as opposed the cuffs of the coat. That is certainly a possibility. I’ve not been able to locate any hi-res photos that better show the detail (it’s one of the challenges for photographers when shooting this at Sandringham, they are a good bit away from their subjects) but will keep looking.
UPDATE 2: Those suggesting the gloves are trimmed and not the coat are spot-on. It turns out Kate was wearing the Cornelia James ‘Clementine’ style ($112) in chocolate brown. The wrist-length gloves are 100% merino wool and trimmed with faux fur. Kate’s are the chocolate brown color; the Clementine is also offered in black. Kate wore her sapphire and diamond earrings today.
It’s likely the family will return to London today or tomorrow. It’s possible Princess Charlotte will start classes tomorrow at Willcocks Nursery School, or on Tuesday when her older brother George returns to his classes.