Duchess Kate is festive in red for church on Christmas Day

By Jessica Pollack

Duchess Kate is festive in red for church on Christmas Day

The Duchess of Cambridge was in high spirits and high style as she attended the annual Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene church in Sandringham. Along with her husband, Prince William, the Queen, Prince Harry and Meghan and other members of the Royal Family, the mother of three was as festive as can be in an all-red ensemble for the annual holiday outing, greeting the public and sharing a few laughs with sister-in-law Meghan as they headed back to the 'big house' for a festive lunch.

The duchess dazzled in a festive red ensemble as she walked with Meghan. Photo: © Samir Hussein/WireImage

The future queen hit her stride in a lovely red coat with velvet detailing on the collar and pockets, paired with a matching oversized headband - one of her favourite toppers of late! - that ties in the back with a black bow. She anchored the look with her burgundy Gianvito Rossi heels, slipped on a pair of matching gloves and carried a red Bayswater clutch by Mulberry. The duchess wore her hair in voluminous waves and and her eyes with her signature taupe shadow, topping it all off with a nude lip.

Kate greeted members of the public outside the church. Photo: © Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images

Kate walked with her husband, Prince William, who looked dapper in a navy coat and trousers with a blue scarf wrapped around his neck. A host of stylish royals stepped out for this year's service, including the 36-year-old's pregnant sister-in-law, Meghan, and brother-in-law Prince Harry. Also on hand were Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Zara and Mike Tindall and Peter and Autumn Phillips with their adorable daughters, Savannah and Isla, clad in bright coats.

Kate wore a tartan Miu Miu coat last year while pregnant. Photo: © Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Over the years, Kate has cemented her status as the Queen of Christmas style, debuting a parade of polished coats topped off with chic headwear. In 2017, while pregnant with Prince Louis, the duchess donned a double-breasted Miu Miu topper in a green and red tartan pattern with velvet accents. She made the look even more luxurious courtesy of Peruvian Connection's alpaca hat, and finished it off with black tights and her trusty Tod's pumps.

In 2016, the Cambridges brought their children to church. Photo: © Samir Hussein/WireImage

The year prior, William and Kate brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte to their first service at St Mark’s Church, near the Middleton's Berkshire home, as the Cambridges spent the holidays with the duchess's family. She turned up in a stunning burgundy Hobbs coat with fur collar and belted waist, anchored by matching Tod's pumps and accessorized with a Mulberry clutch. Going hat-free, the wore her shiny brown locks in a bouncy blowout.