Every Single One of the Best Christmas Style Moments from Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte

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Kate Middleton Christmas 2016
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The British Royal Family always delivers the most festive fashions for their Christmas engagements, which typically involves spending the season at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England, about 100 miles away from their home base in London. But, as with many of us, their Christmas plans have changed this year. Thankfully we have memories of some of the best festive looks from the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte to see us through with plenty of tartan, jewel tones, and fascinators to spare.

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Royal Plum

Kate Middleton Christmas 2011
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Christmas Day 2011
Newlywed Kate spent her first Christmas at Sandringham in 2011. For the traditional walk to St. Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day, Kate chose a plum coat and a matching velvet hat by Jane Corbett.

Shop the Look:
Kate Spade Single Breasted High Collar Wool Blend Twill Coat, $398; dillards.com

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Fresh Tartan

Kate Middleton Christmas 2013
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Christmas Day 2013
For her first Christmas after welcoming Prince George, Kate wore green and blue tartan from Alexander McQueen, one of her favorite designers, and a green beret by Gina Foster.

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Festive Tweed

Kate Middleton Christmas 2014
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Christmas Day 2014
An expectant Kate chose Moloh's Turpin coat—a brown tweed number—and a brown hat by Lock & Co. Underneath the coat was an animal print shirt dress by Hobbs.

Shop the Look:
Avec Les Filles Double Face Plaid Raglan Coat, $229; shopbop.com
DKNY Plaid Car Coat, $199; donnakaran.com

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Earthy Green

Kate Middleton Christmas 2015
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Christmas Day 2015
Sporting a traditional Christmas hue, Kate wore a forest green coat by Sportsmax and once again chose Lock & Co. for her fascinator. The Norfolk temperatures were a little too chilly so Princess Charlotte, seven months old at the time, missed out on the walk to church.

Shop the Look:
Saks Fifth Avenue Cashmere Duster, $221.25; saksfifthavenue.com
L.L. Bean Boiled Wool Coat, $199; llbean.com

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Ladylike Plum

Kate Middleton Christmas 2016
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Christmas Day 2016
The Cambridges returned to Berkshire to spend Christmas with the Middletons, where Kate wore a berry Celeste coat by Hobbs for Christmas Day services. The Duchess added a burgundy faux fur stole to complete the look. For Charlotte's Christmas Day debut, the 19-month-old princess matched with her mom in a navy double-breasted coat and burgundy tights.

Shop the Look:
Express Belted Trench Coat, $96.60; express.com
Gap Kids Wool Pea Coat, $49; gap.com
The Children's Place Girls Heart Pointelle Tights, $3.18; childrensplace.com

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Christmas Classics

Kate Middleton Christmas 2017
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Christmas Day 2017
While we didn't see Charlotte, Kate certainly brought the Christmas spirit in droves, wearing a red and green tartan coat by Miu Miu and carrying a bouquet given to her by a member of the crowd assembled on her walk to church. She topped the look off with a furry black hat by Peruvian Connection.

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Jewel Tones

Kate Middleton Christmas 2018 Sandringham
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Christmas Day 2018
Opting for another traditional color, Kate rocked a red coat that was accentuated with a velvet collar, cuffs, and pockets. Burgundy gloves and a matching headband completed the monochromatic style.

Shop the Look:
Anne Klein Double Breasted Pea Coat, $94.50; macys.com
Ralph Lauren Double Breasted Reefer Coat, $199.90; nordstrom.com
Kohl's Double Breasted Faux Wool Pea Coat, $54; kohls.com

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Flowing Tartan

Kate Middleton Military Christmas Party 2018
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December 4, 2018
For a Christmas party at her home Kensington Palace, Kate wore her favorite Christmas print, tartan, in a skirt by longtime favorite Emilia Wickstead, which she coupled with a cashmere cardigan from Brora and knee-high boots.

Shop the Look:
J. Crew Featherweight Cashmere Cardigan Sweater, $138; jcrew.com
Talbots Dashing Plaid Tie Waist Midi Skirt, $149; talbots.com

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Mini Match

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte Christmas 2019
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Christmas Day 2018
Kate chose a belted grey coat from longtime Royal favorite Catherine Walker. The coat, trimmed with faux fur detailing, was paired with a dark green fascinator and matching heels. For her Sandringham debut, Charlotte coordinated perfectly with Kate in another coat by Amaia Kids, this one in green. Her dress was by the same brand, clearly a favorite for the Princess.

Shop the Look:
Express Wool Blend Car Coat, $159.60; express.com
Britannical Fitzrovia Girls Pea Coat, $354; britannical.com
Sherry Mary Janes, $59.95; nordstrom.com

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Traditional Style

Kate Middleton Royal Train Tour Green Coat
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December 6, 2020
While we won't likely get to see the Cambridges on Christmas Day this year, we do have looks from William and Kate's December trip on the Royal Train earlier this month to tide us over. Kate's number one Christmas fashion must have? Tartan! She brought the print out on the first day of their tour, wearing a red tartan scarf and an emerald Alexander McQueen coat as they departed for their trip.

Shop the Look:
ASOS Extreme Sleeve Trench Coat, $65.45; asos.com
Dr. Marten's Tartan Wool Scarf, $20; drmartens.com

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Winter Blues

Kate Middleton Royal Train Tour Light Blue Coat
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December 7, 2020
Catherine in Catherine! On day two of the tour, Kate arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland wearing a vibrant blue Catherine Walker coat.

Shop the Look:
Armani Exchange Pea Coat with Lining, $192; armaniexchange.com
Nine West Long Teddy Coat, $39.82; kohls.com

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Bold Red

Kate Middleton Cardiff Castle Red Coat
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December 8, 2020
In Cardiff, Wales, for the duo's third and final day of the tour it was McQueen and tartan again to cap off the festive holiday looks.

Shop the Look:
Anne Klein Single Breasted Notch Collar Wool Blend Maxi Coat, $229; dillards.com
TOWER by London Fog Wool Blend Full Length Coat, $135; kohls.com
Anne Klein Double Breasted Pea Coat, $135; macys.com

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Elegant Emerald

Royal Family Thank Key Workers Kensington Palace
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December 8, 2020
The final look of the trip saw Kate in a green Catherine Walker coat with a black collar while reuniting with the Queen and other members of the Royal Family at Windsor Castle.

Shop the Look:
ModCloth Along for the Ride Crepe Coat, $149; modcloth.com

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