Kate Makes her Christmas Debut at Sandringham


Kate celebrated her first Christmas as a royal family member. She arrived at the
St Mary Magdalene Church walking between her husband Prince William and his brother Prince Harry, with her in-laws Prince Charles and Camilla just ahead of them.




They were greeted by 3,000 people who had come to catch a glimpse of them.



After the service the royals stopped to chat with well-wishers. The Duchess, with the Duke at her side, was a crowd-pleaser as she spent 20 minutes greeting well-wishers and accepting flowers.





Kate looked elegant in a simple maroon coat by an unknown independent British designer. Her hat is a bespoke piece by milliner Jane Corbett.


The Duchess accessorized with black tights, black heels, black suede gloves, a maroon clutch and never before seen diamond drop earrings. Her hair looked gorgeous pulled half up with her signature loose curls hanging loose.




Earlier in the day


Earlier in the day, the royals attended an early private Christmas morning service on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Kate a grey coat, black suede knee-high Aquatalia boots and black tights.


Update 12/26/2011

I'm thinking that Kate's earrings are Kiki MCDonough. They could very well be a custom/bespoke version of the 18ct gold, citrine & diamond earrings Product Code: 54204 (thanks to WKW for the link). I have posted on the Facebook page and emailed their customer service to request confirmation and information about the stones used in Kate's earrings. I will update if/when I get the info.


Description from the matches fashion website about the earrings:

These diamond pave small hoop earrings are set in 18ct yellow gold with an oval citrine surrounded by diamond pave drops.
For pierced ears.

18ct yellow gold, citrine, diamonds.
$2,469

Kate's shoes have been ID'd. The Daily Mail is reporting that they were were specially commissioned for the occasion. The black suede heels are by Spanish designer Mascaro, which also produces the Pretty Ballerinas range (£169). The shoes are from a previous season but will be reissued. www.prettyballerinas.com/

Also, thanks to Joanne who posted on DoCS. An almost identical pair are the LK Bennett Black 'Palermo Block Heel Platform Court Shoes.' They were originally £175 now marked down to £145. As of this writing they are sold out.


Info about the shoe:

Heel height: 11cm 

Heel Type:  Block 

Shoe Material:  Fabric 

Shoe Style:  Court Shoes, Rounded toe  

Update 1/3/2012

I have received confirmation from Laura at Matches Fashion that Kate did, in fact, wear Kiki McDonough earrings (she confirmed with Kiki McDonough). See here confirmation below:

"I have received confirmation from Kiki McDonough that the pair of earrings worn by the Duchess are the same style as per our website. The earrings worn by the Duchess were green amethyst and diamonds"

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