The Duchess of Cambridge cut a regal figure today as she stepped out matching with William and two of their three children at today’s Easter Mattins Service in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Kate, 40, recycled an old favourite for the traditional service – a pale blue bespoke dresscoat – while Prince George and Prince William donned sharp suits, with Princess Charlotte opting for a pretty blue floral dress and baby blue tights.
The couple’s youngest child, Prince Louis, three, did not attend the traditional Easter Sunday service.
The Duchess previously wore the Emilia Wickstead dresscoat for a visit to Luxembourg in 2017 but refreshed the look today with a pastel colour clutch bag, grey suede heels and a stylish hat in a shade of deeper blue.
The Cambridges led the senior royals for the Easter service, with other members of the extended Windsor family – including Princess Eugenie and Zara and Mike Tindall, joining them. The Queen was unable to attend because of ongoing mobility issues.
Cambridge blue! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Easter Mattins Service in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Sunday alongside their children Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, six
The family appeared to have coordinated their outfits, opting for pale blue and white which is popular with many people around Easter and spring
The Duchess of Cambridge recycled her bespoke blue dresscoat from Emilia Wickstead, teamed with a blue ‘Jane Taylor diamond crepe pleated head band’
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who represented the Queen at Thursday’s Royal Maundy service at the same chapel, also chose not to attend the Easter Sunday service, which is a staple in the royal calendar.
The 40-year-old Duchess chose to wear light blue, as did Princess Charlotte, six, who appeared spring-ready in a ‘Forget Me Not Smocked Dress’ from Rachel Riley, worth £119.
Prince George, like his father, wore a suit and tie.
The Duchess of Cambridge swept her glossy brunette hair back with a blue ‘Jane Taylor diamond crepe pleated head band’, completing her look with a subtle pink lipstick and bronzer.
It is not unusual for people to opt for wearing pastel colours around Easter, with white signifying holiness and green traditionally symbolizing rebirth as associated with the resurrection of Jesus Chris which the holiday marks.
However, blue is said to have less religious connotations and rather be a reminder of springtime joy and ‘bluer skies’.
Miranda Holder, who is the Founder of the Feel Good Fashion Coach, explained the possible significance of the family choosing to coordinate in blue, saying: ‘The Windsors stepped out in style, led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, and there was a colourful theme to their outfits which appeared to be the colour blue.
Kate, who previously wore a similar look to visit Luxembourg, refreshed her outfit with a matching clutch bag and pearl earrings, alongside an equally dapper Prince William
The Duchess of Cambridge kept her make-up minimal with a pale pink lipstick to achieve a ‘striking and elegant’ look as she stepped out alongside other royals
Sophie Wessex (pictured left) opted for a flamboyant print dress and a blue headpiece, as she attended with Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn and the Earl of Wessex
‘Kate looked immaculate as usual, in one of her signature coat dresses in powder blue with tonal accessories which made the look even more striking and elegant. The Duchess of Cambridge’s outfit was complemented by her daughter, Princess Charlotte who also wore the pretty pastel shade in a printed dress with matching tights and cardigan.
‘Sophie Wessex also themed her look around the hue, and wore a more flamboyant printed dress accentuated with a trademark blue headpiece.
‘Blue is a very calming colour and is worn by many professionals such as doctors to elicit trust and confidence. Being the colour of the throat chakra it’s known to enhance communication and help the wearer feel more in control – so perhaps today it was assisting the Royals to put on a stronger front in light of the Queen’s absence.’
The Cambridge family previously showed themselves as a collective unit by wearing blue to clap for NHS staff during the pandemic and for their tour of Berlin.
Kate and William matched in blue three times during their controversial trip to the Caribbean in March.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared in good spirts as they shook hands with the Dean of Windsor after the service
The Countess of Wessex completed her look by wearing her blonde hair in a relaxed style tucked behind her ears
Princess Eugenie looked effortlessly chic in a floral dress as she spoke with Peter Philips and his daughters Isla and Savannah at the Easter service
Mike and Zara Tindall followed the blue theme as they arrived at the Easter service with their daughter Mia
The Cambridge children’s Easter Sunday outing follows another rare public appearance last month in honour of their great-grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.
The eight-year-old future king and his six-year-old sister joined their parents at the memorial service for Philip at Westminster Abbey.
The Queen, who was also present at the memorial service, has been carrying out virtual events and other duties as head of state.
The 95-year-old, who turns 96 on Thursday, reached her Platinum Jubilee in February and overcame a bout of Covid after testing positive that month.
The royals appeared in good spirts, despite the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall choosing not to attend the annual event
The Cambridge children’s Easter Sunday outing follows another rare public appearance last month in honour of their great-grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh
The Dean of Windsor stepped into the spring sunshine to speak with the Cambridge family
After spending a night in hospital last October, she spent the following three months under doctors’ orders to only conduct light duties and missed a number of prominent events.
The Queen had a visit from her grandson the Duke of Sussex and his wife the Duchess of Sussex in Windsor on Thursday.
Harry and Meghan had flown from their home in the US and stopped off in England before heading to The Hague in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.
While in Windsor, the couple also met with Charles.
Harry and Meghan’s attendance at a reception at the games on Friday marked their first public appearance together in Europe since quitting as senior working royals more than two years ago.
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