The best Christmas outfits of the Princess of Wales over the years

The Princess of Wales leaves the Christmas service at St.  Mary Magdalene in her Christmas costume.

The Princess of Wales leaves the Christmas service at St. Mary Magdalene. (Getty Images)

The royal family was in full force for the annual Christmas celebrations on Sunday, seen by many on their traditional walk to St. style rates.

Kate, 40, opted for a khaki deep green outfit and trendy shoes: a pair of suede calf-heeled boots.

Most of the years since their wedding in 2011, the Prince and Princess of Wales spent Christmas at the Norfolk Estate, where the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh preferred to spend their winter holidays.

The Cambridge family, the Prince and Princess of Wales, with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, during a Christmas service at St.  Mary Magdalene in 2022 (Getty Images)

The Cambridge family, the Prince and Princess of Wales with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, during a Christmas service in 2022. (Getty Images)

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However, in 2012, the couple spent the holiday season with the Middleton family in Berkshire and pre-empted their annual visit to St. they celebrate Christmas only on five at their country house, Anmer Hall.

This year, the Cambridge family returned to their Norfolk estate to spend the first Christmas since Queen Elizabeth’s death with their extended family. Three Cambridge children were present, nine-year-old Prince George, seven-year-old Princess Charlotte and four-year-old Prince Louis, as well as the two young children of Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.

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Although the years have changed and the number of children has increased, Kate’s stereotypical approach to dressing for Christmas has remained the same for the last 11 years.

Her main style, the A-line coat, is the centerpiece – often in a festive hue or with winter embellishments like faux fur – and then the embellishments come in the form of hats, fascinators and headbands.

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales with Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Louis of Wales at a Christmas service at St.  Mary Magdalene

The entire royal family arrived at Norfolk Estate for King Charles’s first Christmas as monarch. (Getty Images)

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And her 2022 outfit is no exception. Kate’s made-to-measure Philip Treacy hat matched her made-to-measure Alexander McQueen dress, but had a subtle feather detail on the hem that added a festive touch. She accessorised it with a new pair of Sézane earrings and an old pair of Dents brown suede gloves to match her Stuart Weitzman boots.

Beneath the warm layers, the mother-of-three reportedly wore a knitted midi dress, showing off her full mastery of high/low dressing skills. The Mango dress costs £35 and was the perfect base for her festive outfit.

See how Kate’s Christmas outfits have evolved over the years.

The Princess of Wales’s festive outfits over the years

The Princess of Wales at a Christmas service at Sandringham Church in 2022. (Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales at a Christmas service at Sandringham Church in 2022. (Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales opted for a winter green ensemble and completed the look with dark brown boots, a clutch bag and gloves.

2019

The Princess of Wales with Prince William and their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at St.  Mary Magdalene at Sandringham Estate, December 25, 2019. Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales with Prince William and their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at St. Mary Magdalene at Sandringham Estate on December 25, 2019. (Getty Images)

Kate usually opts for jewel shades that don’t usually match the style, but the winter cuffs and collar and the addition of a dark green fascinator bring the look together.

2018

The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend St.  Mary Magdalene at Sandringham Estate on December 25, 2018. (Getty Images)

The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend St. Mary Magdalene at Sandringham Estate on December 25, 2018. (Getty Images)

Kate went through her headband phase in 2018 and it worked out so well for her. Here to match the ruby ​​jeweled shades of her Gianvito Rossi coat and heels.

2017

The Princess of Wales during a Christmas service on December 25, 2017. (Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales during a Christmas service on December 25, 2017. (Getty Images)

Kate ventured into Christmas 2017 in a vibrant plaid style and fur hat.

2016

The Princess of Wales with Princess Charlotte at Christmas 2016 (Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales with Princess Charlotte at Christmas 2016 (Getty Images)

A faux fur stole over Kate’s brown dress only upped her festive look in 2016. Plus matching the color of her clutch bag with Charlotte’s dress and tights? Cute!

2015

The Prince and Princess of Wales at the Sandringham Christmas Service in 2015. (Getty Images)

The Prince and Princess of Wales at the Sandringham Christmas Service in 2015. (Getty Images)

2014

The Prince and Princess of Wales at a Christmas service at Sandringham in 2014

The Prince and Princess of Wales at the Sandringham Christmas Service in 2014. (Getty Images)

The tweed boucle haircut was a new direction for Kate in 2014, but was perfectly appropriate for a rural setting.

2013

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive for a Christmas service at Sandringham in 2013. (Getty Images)

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive for a Christmas service at Sandringham in 2013. (Getty Images)

In 2013, Kate was inspired by the dark green shade of her tartan coat dress.

2011

The Princess of Wales greets supporters as she walks to Sandringham Church for a traditional Christmas service in 2011.  (Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales greets supporters as she walks to Sandringham Church for a traditional Christmas service in 2011. (Getty Images)

The then Duchess of Cambridge chose a burgundy shade for her sheath dress and velvet hat for her first Christmas at Sandringham since marrying Prince William.

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