On Wednesday, the Queen and her family attended the Morning Service on Christmas Day at Sandringham Church. This year, Prince William and Duchess Kate brought their two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte with them for Christmas service in Norfolk.
Duchess Kate was picture perfect in grey Catherine Walker coat complete with fur neckline and matching cuffs. But, during a conversation with Karen Anvil and her daughter Rachel, the Duchess confessed she regretted her choice of clothes. And the reason is because she was feeling hot.
Karen told the Metro: “Kate was talking to my daughter about clothes and how she was feeling too hot. She said, ‘I really shouldn’t have worn this.'”
Karen, meanwhile, was speaking to Kate’s daughter Charlotte. “I’m there talking to Charlotte about dolls, and my daughter’s talking about fashion with Kate. It wasn’t fake; it was a genuine discussion. It was about a minute, but it was tailored to my daughter, it was like speaking to a friend. They are totally different with the public [than the press].”
Princess Charlotte followed Kate’s footsteps and charmed the fans at the church service, chatting and smiling at her mum’s side. The little Princess also stopped to hug Gemma Clark, who has cerebral palsy, in her wheelchair while holding a pink flamingo. According to Clark, Charlotte kept looking at the inflatable flamingo in her hand and she decided to give it to the four-year-old.
“Felicity was a 39th birthday present from my older sister Fran,” Gemma explained. She goes everywhere with me. She’s like my lucky mascot.But Charlotte kept looking at Felicity and I thought: “I wonder if the Princess would like her?”
“So when she came over with Prince George and her parents after the service, I asked her: Would you like Felicity? Her face lit up and she said: Yes please.”
It sounded like the Cambridges had a wonderful Christmas with the rest of the family. After the church service, they gathered at Buckingham Palace for a Christmas lunch. Mike Tindall recently opened up about their Christmas on his House of Rugby podcast.
“The family lunch – there must be about 70 of us there – there are seven tables and the kiddies have their own little one in a different room. I was on Prince Charles’ table. It was lovely, really good.”