As is Christmas tradition for the Royals, they attended both a private and public Christmas Mass at  St Mary Magdalene Church close to their Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

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This year may had been one of the toughest for The Queen and her family, with the Duke of Edinburgh missing the Christmas services (for the first time ever!)  The Duke remains in hospital following heart surgery a few days ago.  While recovering in Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, the Duke has been visited by many members of his family to help him recover during the holiday season.  It is believed that Kate was not amount the family member that went to the hospital.

The Duke and Duchess were swarmed by well wishers who had come to spend Christmas day with them!  By the looks of the photos they seemed to be having a great time.  One estimate put 3,000 people waiting outside to catch a glimpse of the young Royal Couple and Royal Family

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Kate looked elegant (and warm!) in a beautiful maroon (or purple, or aubergine whichever you like) long coat with a matching hat.  A Buckingham Palace spokesman, has revealed the hat Kate wore was designed by Jane Corbett.

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The spokesman continued to comment that “her coat was created by an independent British dressmaker, he added, but declined to reveal the designer’s identity. The Duchess is keen to use independent British dressmakers, whose skills and craftsmanship she admires”.  

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The coat is a maroon colour, with a simple neck line, and hem below the knee.  A classic and beautiful coat with a fantastic shape… and just a little bit of flair with the colour.  With most of the other members of The Royal Family opting for a more traditional black or darker shades for the church outing, The Duchess stood out just enough!

Reports are surfacing that the earrings Kate wore are from Kiki McDounough.  The earrings are 18ct gold, citrine and diamond earrings retail for £1,900.00 and of course… they are not available!

The consensus amoung the blogging world, is that Kate wore the above style of earrings, however instead of the citrine jewel Kate wore a green amethyst.  We could not find those particular earrings online, however the above design is extremely close and still designed by Kiki McDonough… a favourite of The Duchess.  Just picture a green stone instead of the orange one!

The Daily Mail is reporting The Duchess wore black suede pumps, by designer Mascaro valued at a very reasonable £169.  Mascaro also designed the velvet bow clutch The Duchess wore at The Millies a week ago.

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Earlier in the day, the Royals attended a more private service at  St Mary Magdalene Church.  I wouldn’t be surprised if underneath the jacket Kate was wearing the same thing to both services.  Either way for the morning, she opted for a beautiful grey coat and her Aquatalia ‘Rumba’ boots.

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