The Princess of Wales cut a stunning figure during the royal family’s traditional Christmas walk to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham yesterday, clad in an olive green Alexander McQueen coat, brown suede boots and a wide-brimmed fedora. (She also appeared to be wearing £100 earrings from French brand Sezane, which were a Christmas gift by her husband, Prince William.)
As she greeted well-wishers lining the route’s path, she let us take a look at their Christmas morning at the Norfolk estate, including children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who all joined her and William for the walk in the church, including Louis for the first time — getting them up early and that the trio got “many nice things.” (For his part, William joked that the kids “had enough presents.”)
Kate spoke to a young girl named India who gave the princess flowers – for which Kate thanked her warmly. Kate asked India, “Did you have a nice morning?” to which India replied, “Yes, did you?” The princess then replied, “I had a nice morning, thank you very much. I started quite early this morning.” Another well-wisher joined the conversation and asked: “Did the kids get a lot of nice things?” to which Kate replied: “They have a lot of nice things” before moving on to other well-wishers.
A woman named Hilary similarly asked William “if Santa had been for the kids, and he smiled back and said, ‘They had enough presents.'”
Taking inspiration from their parents, George, Charlotte and Louis also spoke to well-wishers and received gifts from those gathered to catch a glimpse of the royal family, who turned out en masse to take part in the walk. (Almost every member of the royal family has been spotted, except for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who opted to stay in the US over Christmas, and Princess Anne, who was ill with a cold.) Loud The Daily Mailof his first Christmas walk, “Louis seemed to enjoy the attention, he was so taken with it that at one point he was forced to run to catch up with his big sister Charlotte.”