Kate Middleton opts for festive berry shade to celebrate first Christmas at Sandringham


Three thousand folks flock to be able to church for you to greet RoyalsStunning Duchess of Cambridge joins Royals regarding Christmas serviceFamily be part of neighborhood for mass along with pray regarding Prince Philip's recovery

BySadie Whitelocksand Rebecca English for the Day-to-day Mail

Updated: 04:26 EST, 26 December 2011

The Duchess regarding Cambridge joined members in the Royal Family Members on her behalf very first Christmas at SandringhamThe Duchess involving Cambridge joined members in the Royal Family Members on her initial Christmas at Sandringham

Dressed head-to-toe inside a festive berry shade the particular Duchess regarding Cambridge couldn't quit beaming as your woman celebrated your ex initial Christmas in Sandringham.

All eyes were around the 29-year-old as the girl attended any neighborhood support along with your ex husband, Prince William yesterday morning.

She teamed any straightforward knee-length frock coat along with black 180 platforms via LK Bennett, but the real head turner was a hat through milliner Jane Corbett, who often produces pieces for the Middleton family.

A set of diamond drop earrings probably the Christmas existing - had been in addition in display as your woman wore your ex locks in a half up, half down creation

Other members with the royal loved ones who attended the non-public services included the Queen, the particular Countess associated with Wessex, Prince Charles, the particular Duchess regarding Cornwall, Prince Harry and in addition the Duke involving Cambridge.

Kate's presence assisted attract a record 3,000 well-wishers to St Mary Magdalene church around the Norfolk estate along with police had been readily available in order to manage crowds.

The Queen opted to acquire a lavender wool boucle coat by simply the woman's dressmaker Karl Ludwig, upon which she had pinned the diamond shell brooch with a pearl at the centre, using a matching white as well as ivory hat by Angela Kelly.

She accepted dozens regarding bouquets assisted by simply three regarding the woman's grandchildren, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and the Wessexes daughter Lady Louise Windsor.

Zara Philips, Princess Beatrice as well as Princess Eugenie also looked elegant inside understated ensembles.with clutch bags to end up being able to hand.

Zara which now makes use of the surname Tindall attended the actual conventional event using her husband, Mike, wearing a black collared coat topped along with ablack ruched hat.

Sisters Beatrice as well as Eugenie, who accompanied their particular father Prince Andrew, both selected smart double breasted pea coats within shades associated with black along with grey accessorised together with matching berets.

Many were eager to know regarding Prince Philip's health following the 90-year-old ended up being admitted to Papworth Hospital throughout Cambridge final Friday after having suffered chest pains.

Greeting members with the public, Prince Charles advised Carmilla Fitt, 71, via Dover, that will his fathers wellness had been coming on. He added: He is well as well as in extremely good spirits. He is quite determined.

Asked simply by various other wellwishers regarding his grandfather, your Duke associated with Cambridge said he has been very well, many thanks getting a lot better.

Commentators were surprised from the turnout in Christmas Day, and a huge quantity of fans battled to get a photograph of the Duchess as the girl walked over the church pathway.

Alison Croose, from Kings Lynn, said: I possess not seen crowds such as this since again to the Diana days.

Dressed to impress: at her 1st Royal Christmas the actual Duchess involving Cambridge looked elegant in the straightforward maroon outfit by way of a British designer, while the Queen wore the lavender coat using a glittering diamond and also pearl brooch

Zara Phillips - that now uses your name Tindall - attended the classic event together with the woman's husband,  Mike, wearing any black collared coat topped using a black ruched hatZara Phillips - whom now utilizes the particular name Tindall - attended the actual classic event along with the girl husband, Mike, wearing a black collared coat topped with a black ruched hat

Understated princesses: The idea only agreed to be Eugenie's peony that stood out (left) although Beatrice looked smart inside a easy coat and hat having a clutch bag

It reminded me of the Diana many years when the girl released Prince William for the crowds when he was ready seven or even eight. It has been touching. Diana used to have her hand about his back.

Now the thing is William with his hand upon Kates back. That was really nice.

After returning towards the principal residence regarding Christmas lunch and, associated with course, the actual Queens Speech on television, the particular royal grandchildren left your family gathering in order to visit Prince Philip in hospital, arriving with 4.14pm.

William drove his cousins, Peter Phillips and his sister Zara, in the land Rover. Powering him Prince Harry was at the wheel of another 4X4 accompanied through Princess Beatrice along with Princess Eugenie.

The group stayed pertaining to 45 minutes just sufficient in order to raise the elderly dukes spirits on Christmas Day without having tiring him out just before time for Sandringham.

Buckingham Palace officials said Philip remains within good spirits and added: The Particular Queen will continue being briefed in his condition. We do not need details of your launch date only at that stage.

The duke was airlifted to end up being able to hospital upon Friday night after complaining involving severe chest pains and ended up being discovered to end up being able to have a blocked artery which usually had been starving his heart of oxygen.

He underwent the minor invasive procedure under nearby anaesthetic to become able to insert the stent into the artery, freeing the flow associated with blood.

The prognosis is extremely good, although doctors are generally understandably cautious in rotmg hack regards to a man regarding his age.

The Duchess regarding Cornwall wore a new colourful ensemble (left) even though the Queen Queen opted for a lavender wool boucle coat by simply Karl Ludwig (right)

Delighting the actual crowds: Catherine accepts some flowers from the young girlDelighting the crowds: Catherine accepts several flowers from a younger girl

First Christmas as being a married couple: Prince William escorted his stunning wife for the churchFirst Christmas like a married couple: Prince William escorted his stunning wife to the church

Plum centre associated with interest Kate, flanked by William as well as Harry upon either side, in her striking Jane Corbett hatPlum centre involving interest Kate, flanked by William along with Harry about either side, in their striking Jane Corbett hat

Poignantly, your Queen celebrated the significance of your loved ones in her Christmas Day message yesterday, highlighting the particular recent weddings of the girl grandchildren, Prince William as well as Zara Phillips, as becoming a reminder with the God-given adore that will binds a family group together.

Sadly, she said, issues brought tragedy to enhance the best in individuals nevertheless stressed that will over time regarding hardship, people provided the particular power in order to begin to determine the hard times through.

In this past 12 months my children along with I happen to be inspired through the courage and hope we've seen in so a range associated with ways throughout Britain, inside the Commonwealth and also across the world, she said.

Weve seen that its inside hardship that individuals end up finding power from our families; its inside adversity that will new friendships are often formed; along with its in a crisis which communities break up barriers along with bind with every single other to assist one another.

Families, pals as well as communities frequently find a source of courage rising up through within. Indeed, sadly, it seems that will it is tragedy that often draws out one of the most and the greatest in the human spirit.

Christmas cheer: Prince Harry beamed while he fulfilled the actual crowds that offered your Royal family members flowers and well-wishes whilst Zara looked chic in the black ruched hat

Adored: Catherine, Duchess regarding Cambridge, is actually presented with a rose with a small girlAdored: Catherine, Duchess regarding Cambridge, is actually shown using a rose by a little girl

Wrapped up warm: Princess Eugenie associated with York along with pregnant Autumn Phillips waited outside the church after the services along with prayers regarding Prince PhilipWrapped up warm: Princess Eugenie associated with York and pregnant Autumn Phillips waited outside of the church after the services and prayers regarding Prince Philip

She added: the significance involving family members has, involving course, arrive home to Prince Philip along with me personally this season with all the marriages involving two of our grandchildren, each within their own means a celebration of the God-given enjoy that will binds a family together.



For many this Christmas won't become easy. Using our Defense Force deployed round the world, 1000s of service people confront Christmas without their own loved ones at home. The Actual bereaved and the lonely will think it is particularly hard. And, even as almost all know, the planet is experiencing difficult times.

With his elder brother taken off the market, it was Prince Harry who was the subject of many female attention.

Several shrieking girls within the crowd attemptedto entice the 27-year-old princes attention.

He obliged by giving 1 the kiss. Inundated along with requests using their particular company fans, he blushed along with said: I cant give that anyone simply kiss. Ive already kissed her.

Also in the royal party, Canadian-born Autumn Phillips daughter-in-law of Princess Anne patted your ex bump protectively. The Lady is expecting the woman's second baby using the princesss son, Peter, in the spring.

Joining in the festivities: A New smiling Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as well as Catherine, Duchess involving Cambridge looked stylishJoining inside the festivities: a smiling Camilla, Duchess regarding Cornwall along with Catherine, Duchess associated with Cambridge looked stylish

Family gathering: Catherine, seen here using Princesses Beatrice and also Eugenie, will be investing the woman's very first Christmas with the RoyalsFamily gathering: Catherine, seen here with Princesses Beatrice as well as Eugenie, is actually investing her first Christmas using the Royals