Kate chose a coat by Catherine Walker for today’s Easter Sunday church services. Below you see the couple being greeted by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner.
The Duke, Duchess, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are staying at the Middletons Berkshire home this weekend. They joined other royals at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, for the service. Below you see (l to r) Peter and Autumn Phillips, Zara Tindall, Jack Brooksbank (Princess Eugenie’s fiancé), Princess Eugenie, Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice, and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence as they await the Queen’s arrival.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise on their way to church. Several noted this appears to be the first time the young lady has worn heels. (Who doesn’t remember that experience?!)
Prince Philip did not attend today’s service; he has recently been bothered by a hip problem. More from The Daily Mail:
While the Queen attended the event without Prince Philip, it is not thought his absence is due to a serious health problem, the Duke was spotted driving around the grounds of the Windsor Estate last week.
Typically the Queen is the last to arrive, but today that wasn’t the case.
Kate and William arrived after HM. Richard Palmer of The Express tweeted a video of the pair arriving.
William and Kate arriving late for the service pic.twitter.com/iRyh5VTY3D
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) April 1, 2018
More from The Telegraph’s story:
William and Kate were the final royals to arrive at the church – arriving after the Queen and other family members had already gone in – and a few minutes after the 10.45am start time.
The Queen, Kate and William exiting the Chapel. We have had some comments wondering who the people are directly behind William and Kate. Several have been kind enough to answer the comments directly, but for those who may not see the responses, the gentleman is the Queen’s equerry (personal aide/assistant), Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah (called ‘TA’ by friends);
the woman looks like Lady Sarah Chatto, Princess Margaret’s only daughter. UPDATE: Multiple comments note the woman behind Kate does not appear to be Lady Sarah Chatto; I will continue trying to see who it was.
HM looked lovely in a vibrant cerise ensemble.
Another view of the Duke and Duchess as they prepare to head back to the Middletons.
Now for what Kate wore, beginning with the Catherine Walker coat. The piece is a double wool crepe in a color the design house calls chocolate brown. It features princess seaming and box pleats on the front and back of the garment.
At last year’s Easter service the Duchess also wore Catherine Walker.
Many remember Kate in this coat in 2015 for St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Guards.
Here is the Duchess wearing the coat in 2015 and again today.
We saw the return of what might be Kate’s favorite hat, the Betty Boop style by Lock and Company.
We say favorite hat because this is at least the seventh time we’ve seen Kate wearing the style.
The Duchess accessorized with her Gianvito Rossi suede heels in the lower, 85mm height ($675); we show them at Saks. The style is also offered at Gianvito Rossi (£495, about $700 at today’s exchange rates).
Kate carried her Loeffler-Randall “Tab Lizard-Effect Leather Clutch.” The leather bag measures roughly 5″ x 9″, and it comes with a concealable chain, allowing it to be carried over the shoulder.
The Duchess had on her Balenciaga earrings.
And her faux pearl brooch. With thanks to Janet for her comment mentioning it, just below the pin, you can see where the holder for the shamrocks worn on St. Patrick’s Day.
Kate wore her hair partially up.
This is likely the last time we will see the Duchess until after the birth of the Cambridge family’s third child.
Don’t forget to vote in our poll covering Kate’s first trimester styles!
I will add more links when I return from a family dinner this evening. Happy Easter to all celebrating the day!
- The Daily Mail’s photo-laden story is here; The Telegraph’s story is here; The Mirror‘s live coverage is here; The Express story and gallery is here; The Sun’s piece is here
- Simon Perry’s People story is here; Town and Country’s gallery is here; PopSugar’s gallery is here; the Fug Girl’s very witty slideshow is here; a gallery from Hello! is here