The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and Royal Family for Christmas Service

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine, joined Her Majesty and members of British Royal Family for Christmas Church Service at the church of  St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.

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The Queen and other members of the Royal Family attended the morning service on Christmas Day at the  country church visited by The Queen’s Great-Great Grandmother Queen Victoria, which dates back to the 16th century.

St Mary Magdalene church
Sandringham Estate

The biggest missing part of today’s church service was Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Palace announced earlier that Duke will not attend the Christmas Service at Church however there is no cause for concern.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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Queen arrived at the Church with Prince Andrew.

Sandringham Estate
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Since 1988, The Queen and her immediate family spend the Christmas period at Sandringham House on the Sandringham Estate. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received their country residence Anmer Hall at Sandringham Estate after their wedding from Queen Elizabeth II, so the couple stays at Anmer Hall with their three kids during the Christmas week.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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On Christmas Eve, a formal dinner is hosted by Queen. As the event is formal, Ladies wear floor length gowns and gentlemen attends dinner in black-tie.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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On Christmas day, after an English breakfast, family attends the Church Service that is followed by a traditional Christmas dinner with roasted turkey.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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It was a beautiful day, members of the Royal Family coming out of Church after service.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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After the church service, royal family was greeted by the members of public waiting to see them outside the church.

A video from the day by The Royal Family channel.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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For the festive day, Duchess of Cambridge chose a very festive look. She wore a burgundy wool long coat that I believe is from Catherine Walker.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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The silhouette of the coat was similar to her green Catherine Walker Coat that she wore at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2017 with Button Detailing at the front and Velvet collars, cuffs and pocket lapels.

Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey to mark the centenary of Armistice Day
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She also wore this green coat at Special Armistice Service in November this year.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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Underneath the coat, Duchess was wearing a matching burgundy dress underneath the coat.

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She was wearing a matching Burgundy and Black Halo Band from Jane Taylor.

Jane Taylor AW 1804- Halo Band
Jane Taylor AW 1804- Halo Band

Thanks to innominate and Rebeca Pekka on Twitter for id. Coming from label’s 2018 Autumn-Winter Collection, this wide band shape is synonymous with the 1930’s. The £830 band is available in multiple colours with personalisation.

Mulberry Bayswater Clutch
Mulberry Bayswater Clutch

She is carrying burgundy Mulberry Bayswater Suede Clutch and wore matching burgundy Gianvito Rossi Pumps.

Duchesss of Cambridge Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' Royale Burgundy Suede Pumps
Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ Royale Burgundy Suede Pumps

She complemented her look with Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings.

Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings
Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings

and a diamond Oak leaf brooch.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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Duchess kept the cold weather away with burgundy gloves.

Duchess of Cambridge at Christmas Church Serivce
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Earlier this week, Duchess was seen doing some last  minute shopping at the discount store The Range. Full Article and Pictures of the day can be seen here.

Duchess shopping in Norfolk
Duchess shopping at the Range

 

It was the last post of the year 2018. Next we will see Duchess of Cambridge in New year. For the last few years Duchess usually joins Her Majesty for Sunday Church Service in the first week of January so we might see Catherine in 2019 on a Church Service. Happy New Year!!!!

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Queen Letizia honored her Mother-in-Law Queen Sofia at National Fashion Awards

Queen Letizia at Fashion Awards
Queen Letizia at Fashion Awards
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Today, Queen Letizia of Spain undertook her last official engagement of the year. She presided over the V edition of the National Fashion Industry Awards at Costume Museum in Madrid.

Queen Letizia at Fashion Awards
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The awards are organized by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, which are granted to recognize the merit and endorse the prestige of the Fashion Industry of Spain, contributing to turn to support the state policy “Marca España”.

Queen Letizia at Fashion Awards
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Upon arrival Queen was received by the acting director of the Costume Museum, Paula Ramírez and the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto.

Queen Letizia at Fashion Awards
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The awards were started in 2013 as National Fashion Awards and were renamed to National Fashion Industry Awards this year. The objective of the awards were to recognizer the people, organizations and companies from all over the Spain for their talents and merits and contribution Spanish Economy and Culture.  Another objectives was to show support for the development and strengthening of the Fashion Industry in Spain as part of the strategy and business creation and development initiatives in these moments in which the reactivation of economic activity is necessary .

Queen Letizia at Fashion Awards
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Every year 7 awards are presented: Innovative Entrepreneurship Award, Header Industry Award, Award for Best Footwear, Textile and Apparel and Accessories Industry, Communication Award, Award for Promotion in the Fashion Industry, Honorary Great Company Award, Honorary  Fashion designer award

Queen Letizia at Fashion Awards
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Queen presented the awards to the winners.

Queen Letizia at Fashion Awards
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Before leaving Letizia met with some fashion students.

Queen Letizia at Fashion Awards
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The one interesting fact about Queen Letizia’s today’s look was her outfit. She ended the year in the same way she started – honouring her Mother-in-Law Queen Sofia.

Spanish Royal Family celebrates 80th birthday of King Juan Carlos
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At the beginning of the year, Letizia’s first appearance was the King Juan Carlos’ 80th birthday Celebration. That day she wore a gray stripped blousen-styled high neck dress that belonged to Queen Sofia. Sofia wore this dress in November 1984 during an official engagement.

Today at the end of the year on her last engagement of 2018, once again Letizia brought something from her Mother-in-Law’s wardrobe. She wore a red midi dress that is believed to be from 1980. The forty year old dress featured high neckline, puffed shoulders, banded waistline with a pleated skirt.

Queen Sofia in Denmark in 1980

Queen Sofia wearing the dress in 1980 during a visit to Denmark.

Queen Letizia at Fashion Awards
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Letizia paired the dress with red suede Magrit Pumps. and carried Carolina Herrera Clutch.

Queen Letizia Carolina Herrera 'Maysa' clutch
Carolina Herrera ‘Maysa’ clutch

She finished her look with diamond and ruby earrings.

Queen Letizia at Fashion Award
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Last week the annual Christmas card of Spanish Family emerged. The card has a family picture that was clicked during their visit to Asturias to mark the 13 Centenary of Kingdom of Asturias. The card also has the signature of King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their both daughters.

Spanish Family Christmas Card

Next we will officially see Queen Letizia in new Year. I wish Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all my lovely readers.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and Royal Family for Annual Pre-Christmas lunch

Duchess of Cambridge at pre-christmas lunch

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Today, Queen Elizabeth II hosted the annual pre-Christmas Luncheon, that was attended by the extended Royal Family, at her official London Residence Buckingham Palace.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the family with Prince George and Princess Charlotte who were being supervised by Nanny Maria. The lunch is hosted by the Queen every year before Christmas to meet and greet all the members of extended Royal Family who do not join her at Sandringham for annual Church service.

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Prince Andrew and Princess Anne with husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence were among the first to be seen arriving at Palace. Followed by Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise.

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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace. Since announcing his retirement, it was one of the rare days when Philip was seen as he is spending his retirement at Windsor Castle these days.

Mince Pie
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Earlier this week the Royal Pastry chef Kathryn Cuthbertson and Chef de Partie, Victoria Scupham revealed the ginger Christmas Biscuit recipe. Over 1200  Christmas biscuits – mince pies  are handmade in Buckingham Palace for each of the festive receptions held at the Palaces around Christmas time. You can check more details Here.

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Duke and Duchess arrived at Palace all smiling. Duchess is wearing a pink coloured outfit. It looks like a new version of her Stella McCartney Coral Dress.

Stella McCartney Coral Dress
Stella McCartney Coral Dress

The old style she had is made of shiny material, while the dress she is wearing today has a matte look. The dress featured a ruffle detailing at the front and pussy bow neckline.

In2Design Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings
In2Design Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings

Catherine paired the with her In2Design Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings from Swedish label first time during Sweden visit in January 2018. The US Handmade the earrings feature a large baroque pearl dangling from a gold-filled wire. Due to the nature of Baroque freshwater pearls each piece is unique and vary in shape and size. The $152 earrings are still available online. That day Queen Letizia wore belongs to Queen Sofia.

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The family will be heading towards their country residence Anmer Hall soon to spend the first part of winter break and attend Christmas Church Service with the Queen and Royal Family. I believe they will be spending New Year with Middleton Family.

 

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