If the Princess of Wales knows anything, it’s how to put together a Christmas Day outfit. Not that we’d expect anything less from Kate, but ever since her first appearance in 2011 with the royals at their traditional Christmas morning church visit, she has been getting it right year after year, serving us some serious festive-dressing inspiration when we need it most.
Like any good winter outfit, her looks always centre around a statement coat that says cosy but refined. Sometimes she pairs her outerwear with suede boots or classic courts, and there’s nearly always a fabulous headpiece, her go-to drop earrings and a hint of faux fur. As the Princess settled into royal life, her Christmas Day outfits only got better and better. You only need to glimpse at her most recent ensemble, the outfit she wore this very morning in Sandringham, as proof.
After restrictions limited the family from attending the Christmas-Day service in 2020 and 2021, we were eager to see what the Princess of Wales would choose for her 2022 look. She did not disappoint, opting for a favourite Alexander McQueen coat in a timeless shade of forest green, which she styled with a matching, fedora-style hat finished with leather bow and feather. On her feet were a pair of suede knee boots; the winter shoe beloved by editors and influencers alike and that’s been more prevalent than ever this season.
See Kate Middleton’s Christmas Day 2022 outfit below, then continue on to browse our edit of her best-ever festive looks, including but not limited to Diana-inspired checks, tonal ensembles and a rather apt nod to Mrs. Claus.