Radiant Kate wore festive red on Christmas Day
The Duchess of Cambridge stunned crowds gathered outside the royal Christmas church service again today as she showcased yet another classic 1940s look.
Prince William’s wife Kate, 36, has been bringing back A-line skirts and coats, large collars and tiny waistlines once more, inspiring the fashion world.
Kate, a mother-of-three, arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church on The Queen’s Sandringham Estate on Christmas Day in a red coat with burgundy trim, matching gloves, a hat and a Mulberry clutch, once again topping the Royal best dressed list.
She also sported a £650 felt burgundy ‘halo’ headband with a black felt bow by milliner Jane Taylor.
Her custom coat by Catherine Walker, estimated to be worth around £3,000, was reminiscent of her recent period fashion taste, seen frequently as she represents the royals.
The coats by the designer label are a staple in Catherine’s wardrobe – and were once a favourite of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
Founded in 1977 by the late Catherine Walker and her husband Said Cyrus, the designs have begun to shape the royal family’s wardrobe.
According to reports, Princess Diana was introduced to the label by Vogue House, rocketing the small British couture brand onto the royal radar.
The Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Sussex and the Duke of Sussex arriving to attend the Christmas Day morning church service
The Duchess teams her Catherine Walker coat with heels and a ‘halo’ headband. She wore gold accessories and held a Mulberry clutch
1989 Catherine Walker dress and jacket dress embroidered with sequins and pearls, known as the “Elvis Dress”, worn by Princess Diana on an official visit to Hong Kong in 1989. Pictured right on display at a press preview at Kensington Palace on February 22, 2017
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were cheered on by crowds as they arrived for the annual church service
The Duchess was beaming as she was handed flowers in Sandringham on Christmas Day morning
Princess Diana wears Catherine Walker
And Kate has continued the tradition being spotted in the jackets at Armistice events, a St Patrick’s Day parade and at a memorial after the helicopter crash in Leicester.
She wore a grey version as she laid flowers in Leicester and a green version at a St Patrick’s Day parade in Hounslow.
At Sandringham, the Duchess teamed the long jacket with red Gianvito Rossi heels.
Her 1940’s and 50s style was also showcased earlier this month at the Kensington Palace Christmas party when she wore an Emilia Wickstead green and red tartan skirt.
Her classic look appears to be channeling from style icons like Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers with defined shoulders and large collars.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex were smiling as they walked in together with their prince husbands on Christmas Day. They are currently at the centre of rumours over a feud between the pair
It was confirmed earlier this month that the ‘Fab Four’ were going to spend Christmas Day together despite claims of a falling out.
It began after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were moving out of Kensington Palace to live in Frogmore House in Windsor.
There were also reports of a falling out between Meghan and Kate during Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting before the royal wedding earlier this year.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has worn Catherine Walker on many occasions. She and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend a service to mark the centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11 (right) and the pair lay flowers in Leicester (left)
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge wears a green Catherine Walker coat at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow on St Patrick’s Day
Classic Kate is going for a 1940s and 50s look as she brings back define shoulders, small waistlines and A-line skirts
It was then hinted that the Cambridge’s would spend the day with the Middleton family in Berkshire, and Harry and Meghan would spend it with the Queen.
However Kensington Palace confirmed they would be celebrating the day together in what is expected to be a show of solidarity between the royals.
The Duchess of Sussex wore a more modern outfit with a £2,250 coat by Victoria Beckham, a £1,200 bag by the designer and boots from the VB range.