Royal Christmas Style

Similar hats ruled the day

The Duchess of Cambridge
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Christmas Day Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2014 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke of Wessex with daughter, Louise
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Lady Louise Windor attend the Christmas Day Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2014 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie and Autumn Phillips, wife of Peter, son of Princess Anne.
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Eugenie of York and Autumn Phillips leave the Christmas Day Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2014 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Queen
attends a Christmas Day church service at Sandringham on December 25, 2014 in King's Lynn, England.
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Princess Beatrice
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Princess Beatrice of York arrives for Christmas Day Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2014 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
James and Pippa Middleton, siblings of the Duchess of Cambridge
attends a Christmas Day church service at Sandringham on December 25, 2014 in King's Lynn, England.

The British Royal Family headed to Sandringham Church in Norfolk, England yesterday for the traditional family carol service and celebration. This year, as never before, coats and hats were the order of the day, fashion wise. It must be said that the fascinator-style hat, a small oval or round-shaped felt creation, perched on the side of the head has now become standard issue for British royals at church services. It is a style of hat almost never seen on anyone else. Far be it from us to criticize but it could be time for somebody to break out a Fedora. Our money would be on one of Prince Andrew’s daughters, possibly Beatrice, for this. Her ankle boots yesterday were almost too hight for rural Norfolk itself, never mind the royal churchyard. Anyway, everyone looked extremely chic, if a little safe. Next year, how about Harry in a trilby?

The Royal Family were joined by The Middleton family and the Queen’s children and grandchildren were in attendance, though the Duchess of Cambridge confessed to a bystander that Prince George had been left at home thanks to his current noisy phase and the Duchess of Cornwall was resting a bad back. They’re just like the rest of us!

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