Kate Middleton and the Queen coordinated in purple coats and matching hats ahead of the duchess’ birthday celebrations.
Kate Middleton appeared in her first royal appearance of the year in style. On her way to Sunday church service in Sandringham, The Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Elizabeth wore matching outfits to church as they celebrated the duchess’ thirty-eighth birthday over the weekend.
Middleton, who obviously came through with a gorgeous coat (obviously), decided on a different choice of head accessory from her usual style.
Kate Middleton’s Outfit
Although the Queen and the duchess weren’t photographed together, a few images captured Middleton strolling into the service with Prince William. For the occasion, she wore a high-collared wool Roksanda coat coatdress in dark purple featuring an orange print.
She paired her beautiful coat with a pair of dark brown Stuart Weitzman knee-high boots. Middleton topped off her outfit with a plot twist; instead of a fascinator, she opted for a hat of a different sort.
Queen Elizabeth’s Outfit
Queen Elizabeth made her way to the church in a separate car. Photographers captured her in a regal purple hat with a matching purple suit that she accessorized with a sparkling brooch.
Dressed in a skirt-jacket combo several shades brighter than Kate’s outfit, Her Majesty accessorized with a hat in the same color and an amethyst brooch.
Clearly, the almost twinning Kate and Queen Elizabeth were inspired by the same color when they got ready in the morning.
Kate and Prince William’s Guests
It’s tradition for the royals to entertain friends at their country home for a few nights, right before Kate’s birthday. And People reported that the duke and duchess of Cambridge hosted several friends in Norfolk over the weekend and guests.
The royals invited Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton. The couple also had over Prince William’s childhood friend Tom van Straubenzee, who joined them for the church service at the Queen’s Sandringham estate that Sunday.