The Windsors came out in force for the Sandringham Christmas walk

Here are some photos from the Christmas church-walk at Sandringham, where the Windsors spent their first Christmas since the pandemic began. As always, Prince William and Kate tried to make everything about themselves, and they trotted out all three kids. I can only imagine what they bribed Prince Louis with to get him to behave for an entire walk. Princess Charlotte and Prince George are getting super-tall and I was surprised to see that Kate didn’t color-coordinate the whole family as some kind of unhinged “dig” at the Sussexes. I was also surprised to see that Kate recycled a coat for Christmas – she’s worn this £1077 olive-green McQueen coat (with breast flaps) a few times over the years. The hat is part of Kate’s Copykeening Jecca Craig Collection.

King Charles and Camilla led the Christmas walk and Camilla seemed especially full of herself. The Yorks were out in force, and Prince Andrew was allowed to walk with the family to church. Gross. Apparently, Charles allowed Fergie to spend Christmas with the family too, although she wasn’t part of the church walk. Princess Beatrice was there with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Edo’s son Wolfie (Bea’s step-son). I was also surprised to see Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank come out, but Eugenie probably wanted to spend the holiday with her parents and her sister. The Wessexes were there with their two kids, Lord Severn and Lady Louisa. Is it just me or is Sophie doing some Meghan cosplay? Sophie’s coat looks a lot like several coats in Meghan’s closet.

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  1. Belli says:

    The family are saying loud and clear who’s in (Andrew) and who’s out (the Sussexes). Nice to know their priorities.

    Charlotte’s coat seems to be the same one that she was wearing for the carol service, just in case anyone was doubting that they coordinated for a dig at Meghan.

    • Chloe says:

      Personally i think that andrew knows things about charles he’d rather keep hidden. Which is why they keep him in the fold.

      • DouchesOfCambridge says:

        The Queen probably had it all written out for him in her will and he probably has some sht on KFC too

      • Zazzoo says:

        That makes tons of sense. Otherwise why in the world would Charles let his reign be tarnished now and historically by association with Andrew?

      • Sam says:

        KFC!?! 😂😂 OMG it’s too funny! I had to take a double take!

      • JP says:

        This is the only logical conclusion-he has something big enough that Charles is paying his security bill and letting him show his face with the family. I’m sure if any part of him thought Harry and Meghan could have achieved all that they did, he would have kept them close too. I guess he’s learning.

    • Ginni says:

      So nobody threw anything to this horrible family? They let them have their walk in peace?

      • Green girl says:

        I think I heard that many of the walks spectators are regulars who do this every year. So this wouldnt be the type of crowd to scream or throw things.

        Why they’d want to stand outside for hours in the cold on Christmas Day to catch a glimpse of this lot when they can be warm and comfy at home is beyond me.

      • PrincessK says:

        I heard that the crowd turnout was less than before.

      • equality says:

        In the video I saw the crowd seemed pretty quiet and the royals just walked past and didn’t interact. Maybe when they came back out of church they talked to people? Who would stand there for an entire church service to wait though?

      • Lady D says:

        Hopefully they could pipe the sermon outside for the crowd to hear?

      • fishface says:

        @equality some people even camped there overnight to see them. SMH

    • Geegee says:

      Ugh….I just can’t with these horrible people. Abolish the monarchy.

      • Disappointing isn’t it ? I was hoping at least a couple
        Of people would get up early to assault old people going to church on Christmas Day .

      • Jais says:

        No assault necessary. But a few hearty yells to abolish the monarchy wouldn’t be the worst thing.

      • SIde Eye says:

        I agree @Geegee. Andrew literally looks possessed. Then there’s Kate in her pilgrim goes to Africa and tries (unsuccessfully) to seduce Indiana Jones getup.

        They are all so vile. Abolish the monarchy.

      • Cheesus says:

        @bless her heart

        Nobody asked for assault. A couple pelts with rotten tomatoes, I wouldn’t be opposed to.

      • Sugarhere says:

        Catherine is dressed like Lady Chatterley. It screams sexual desperation.

  2. Elizabeth Regina says:

    Am I alone in finding the whole lot of them utterly unimpressive? Kate as usual is doing too much with the embellished hat and dreadful earrings. I can’t believe they let Andrew do the walk! That’s the real walk of shame. Just goes to show how tone-deaf the RF is. Despite the ‘magnificent 7’ out in force, most papers were still talking about the Montecito royals who are busy minding their own business.

    • Nic919 says:

      Kate looked like she was heading for a safari with that hat. The feather makes it over the top and clearly not friendly to wildlife.

      I don’t like any coat with boob flaps but she finally wore a repeat. It’s also a colour that doesn’t match the hat at all. So the entire thing seemed drubbed and mismatched.

      And poor Louis wearing shorts. This is more desperate posh cosplay because wolfie wore a suit and he looks to be around the same age. Of course kate and her insecurities would impose a stupid aristo thing from the 1950s on Louis, but seeing Beatrice and Edo let their child dress normally for the weather just shows that kate and her protocol is about her insecurities. Just like the alleged tights nonsense.

      • Iris says:

        Am I the only person who likes this outfit? I think she looks good 😬
        (Runs and hides)

      • WHAT says:

        Thanks for saying what I’ve been saying for a couple of months. That’s since wax I mean Sophie finally got a spotlight. She’s dressing like Meghan more than Kate. At least her copying is more put together than princess 🧱. I wonder 🤔 how long it took Sophie to get the belt to look like that-its still not the way Meghan does hers but it’s close enough.
        Iris Kate problem is she does to much all at once. The earrings should’ve been worn with that Gold and black monstrosity that was in a different color than her vintage blue and black Chanel. Her hat doesn’t match which makes the look go 📴. If the 🤠 had a bit of brown then I would get the boots. After all these years she Still can’t put accessories together. Who puts Louis in shorts but everyone else is bundled up. Yet like everyone said it didn’t get top billing in the rota. They had to obsess how California wasn’t on the walk. Even though they’ve known that for months. So even with the so called drab four, the kids, the extended family, a stepson, and minors on the walk. They still had to mention California 😁 in the headline so people would read it

      • Barbie1 says:

        She looks good but not liking the colors.

      • Zazzoo says:

        @Iris – You’re not alone. I love Kate’s whole look. There’s usually at least one thing I want to change but I consider this flawless. The color/cut/boots all chef’s kiss! I’d wear it.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        Nic919, classism was on full display in Louis’ outfit. The fifties called and want their shorts and coat back.

      • Nicki says:

        @iris: I agree that Kathy looks nice. 🙂

      • CC says:

        It’s like a pith helmet and Peter Pan’s hat had a baby.

      • Sam says:

        I’m so sorry for Wolfie! He looks so uncomfortable around this people, I’m sure they all are giving him the cold shoulder! And I’m 100 percent sure the Wales children do the same, at least G+C. With such parents, this upbringing and this upper class system they witness all around them, they now who they are. It has even been reported what kind of statements the children make…
        One can only pity the poor children in this system…

      • Do you think they ate that pheasant or just murdered it for that lone feather ?

      • PrincessK says:

        She really looked happy to be taking centre stage with no competition. If Meghan had been there she wouldn’t have looked so pleased.

      • Tigerlily says:

        @nic919 I can’t with that hat. Ugh it looks like she swiped Crocodile Dundee hat. And poor Louis in his Victorian garb. Shorts in December. Even if it was mild weather it looks ridiculous with that coat.

      • kelleybelle says:

        Actually from the 1850s and even before that, lol.

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        I love the colour of Kate’s hat, but it looks more suitable for some kind of gnome living in the forests of Austria.

      • Isabella says:

        I hate Kate’s look from top to bottom, and I consider her a very pretty woman. The hat overshadows her face–literally–and so she looks bad from certain angles. Her skirt lengths are dowdy and incomprehensible in anybody over 80. The color of the coat is dreary, especially on a winter day, and I wish she’d never have discovered McQueen. Louis in shorts is just a terrible terrible look.

        Sophy looks younger and happier with her hair down. If the camel coat just few a teensy bit better it would have been a great look. Her style seems liberated since the queen died.

        I didn’t even notice the new King and Queen and Wills. That’s how little charisma they have. They are lucky they have Kate and the kids as a distraction–and that Kate loves the camera so much. I always enjoy seeing what Bea and Eugenia are wearing.

      • ML says:

        Nic919, If a regular person chose to dress their youngest son in SHORTS in the winter when everyone else is warmly dressed, they would justifiably be flayed alive. Diana’s son and the early years expert really should have know better! I feel so badly for Louis looking at those pictures.
        Beyond that: Please somebody step in and do something about Paedrew.

    • Josephine says:

      No. Everytime I see this group they just look more and more like bumbling fools to me. Khate looks embarassing in that “look at me, I need to be the center of attention” hat and the coat gives me nazi vibes. But the whole lot look like such sad sacks. They’re cheap and miserable looking.

    • Eurydice says:

      Not alone. My first reaction was – what a dull bunch. And I’ve been trying to think of something else to say about them, good or bad, but I’ve got nothing.

    • Bean says:

      Kate looks like she’s a green Carmen Sandiego – that was the first thing that popped into my head!

      • Sasquatch says:

        @Bean Carmen Sandiego! Yes, that’s it exactly – now I can’t unsee it. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

    • Depends on your definition , two articles with over 300 comments — they are clearly making an impression and driving revenue. As we learned with the Sussex hate – vitriol sells

      • Jais says:

        I guess my definition of unimpressive is a family that refuses to defend a family member targeted by misogynoir. The other royal article today is about the Sun’s non-apology about Jeremy Clarke’s hate speech towards Meghan. Last week, that topic generated well over 400 comments on just the one article. A lot of the vitriol towards the institution is fueled by disgust over the RF’s unholy alliance with the tabloids. So yeah, to watch a family parade into church, having said nothing, in a bunch of silly hats, does drive up comments. As the comments are driving revenue to one of the view sites that calls out the bullshit, I’m okay with that.

      • Annalise says:

        BlessYourHeart- tabloids often have staffers write comments sympathetic to the article to make it look like the writer is more popular than s/he is, and that the tabloid has greater reach than it does

    • BeanieBean says:

      That coat just emphasizes how she’s wasting away. And those earrings! What the heck was she thinking? Maybe Charlotte bought them for her at Claire’s for Christmas, because those earrings make zero sense with the outfit or occasion.

      • SenseOfTheAbsurd says:

        Placement of the boob flaps is quite unfortunate.

        Some bollocks in the DM about the tacky-ass earrings being a present from William.

      • MoonTheLoon says:

        All I know is I kept repeating the phrase “Camera adds 10 lbs,” as I looked at these images. Hopefully, now that she’s finally getting what she feels she deserves, she’ll start eating a piece of cheese now and again. Or something. Anything, really.

    • equality says:

      I thought Beatrice looked very nice.

    • Kay says:

      And the Cambridge’s are funding over their kids (esp in that last pic) to avoid interacting with each other.

  3. Aurora says:

    I see Kate is suddenly all about wide brim hats now. I actually think she’s copying Meghan, not Jecca. Kate recently switched her Remembrance Day hat to one nearly identical to Meghan’s.

    • SURE says:

      The wide brim helps to hide the wayward left eyebrow.

    • Dr Mrs The Monarch says:

      The hat is so broad that it is wider than her shoulders and hips. It makes the rest of her look so thin and tiny…which is sadly the case. She is thinner than her children even. Where are all the articles about “royals/palace staff concerned for Kate’s health”????

  4. Chloe says:

    I like Kate’s coat and her boots. But of course it’s part of her cosplay collection. I absolutely hate the hat. I don’t know who she’s trying to imitate with that. Indiana Jones? Zorro?

    Ps: i am so happy that archie and lili likely never have to participate in this clown show.

    • Osty says:

      Zorro , really 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Chica says:

      An up close shot of that coat, so many seams and darts! Copy always do extra!

    • DouchesOfCambridge says:

      I dont wanna say it but… i like the coat, the color, the boots and even the hat minus the feather 😭 the hat is jecca cosplay, sophie is cosplaying meghan because now she understands Meghan’s thought behind colors, she’s gonna be doing the tone down colors and have a “im not trying to be the star” vibe which is totally bs

      • EllenOlenska says:

        I had sort of the opposite thought about Sofiesta. I think she just realized Charles intends to totally screw them over, the queen is dead and she better exhibit some sort of fashion sense again to have some reason to stay relevant. May cell be a Meghan copy but I really think it’s rooted in Sofiesta’s growing realization that they are hosed and will need a diff strategy.

    • Chrissy says:

      The coat is a repeat (finally!) but a new bespoke wide brimmed hat for a Xmas walk? What a ridiculous waste of money! And then she completed the look with the totally inappropriate chandelier earrings for a morning event ??!? Did she dress in the dark? LOL

      • kelleybelle says:

        Proving once again that she has no idea how to wear jewelry. Whatever she wears is always way overdone and too much for the occasion.

  5. Kelli says:

    Maybe I was too busy with my own Christmas celebrations but for this being Charles first Christmas it seemed really quiet? Didn’t seem to make much headlines here. Even Kates Christmas special.

    • BUBS says:

      Did anyone even watch Kate’s thing? not even a sound about it anywhere!

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Kelli – it’s because this entire lot is drab and boring and don’t sell papers or generate clicks. I also read the crowds were very small too, so people don’t even care about seeing them in person. Plus the Sussexes weren’t there and everyone knew there was no chance of them being there so the papers couldn’t even write their normal 5000 articles about will they/won’t they show up, they’ve been uninvited, Chuck misses them dreadfully, the Sussexes missed an opportunity to be with the popular crowd, etc etc. But this is what Chuck and his racist bully of a wife wanted so 🤷🏽‍♀️ good luck to them.

      • Tan says:

        Yup – their Billy Eilish stunt the Cambridges/Wales I guess pulled at Earthshot was all I needed to know how little ppl gave a care bout the royals.

  6. Khate’s Mourning Wig says:

    The buttons have migrated to Charlotte and Louis.

    • Peachy says:

      I imagined them hopping off of Kate’s coat after a brief discussion and skittering over to the children, moving around frantically before a collective sigh is released as uniformity is achieved!

      Also, it’s 0630 here and I’m trying to fall back asleep. Some degree of half awake/half not silliness may be involved in this vision!

  7. Osty says:

    They all looked boring, drad etc. Keen especially looks like Robin Hood..and poor Louis being forced to wear those shorts in that cold weather .
    And maybe it’s time keen allow those kids to wear gloves or mittens in public like she does

    • Lala11_7 says:

      It looks like a bland boring basic brigade…which is what it is…& Kate looked ridiculous in that hat & that color…after that Royal Family sanctioned Clarkson stunt…they ACTIVELY disgust me now…the whole lot of them! (Excluding the Children and Eugenie)

    • SURE says:

      It would have been less drab if someone had bothered to ask Camilla a pointed question about Jeremy Clarkson. There were journalists there but clearly not the kind that do journalism.

    • Chloe says:

      @osty: about Louis shorts… i never understood that tradition. Why must boys under a certain age wear shorts? It looks ridiculous in this weather.

      • Abigail says:

        If he was a ‘normal kid’ and he was seen in shorts in DECEMBER (or during winter times), CPS would have been called !!!

      • BW says:

        I grew up in England in the 1960s and boys still wore “knee pants” because that way they didn’t grow out of them. Also, they didn’t rip their knees rough housing. Lots of reasons to keep boys in knee pants / shorts until they’d finished their growing spurts.

        Also, in Victorian era, they dressed boys in dresses. Girls dresses, until about age six, when they finally got to wear knee pants.

        But making young boys wear shorts in winter so so out of date, and that Little Lord Fauntleroy coat is even worse. Dress Louis like a modern boy. He’s going to fidget and be a terror anyway.

    • Xantha says:

      Louis having to wear shorts because “tradition” even though it’s freezing outside sums up the royal family for me: Insisting on dumb, shallow traditions even when it comes at the expense of the well-being of members in that family.

    • Surly Gale says:

      both at Christmas walk and the other walk, charlotte was looking for her pockets to keep her hands warm. Seemed to me they were sewn shut. I felt bad for her both times too.

    • Robin Hood yes. LOL

  8. Demona says:

    I still don’t understand why the kids wear shorts in the winter but full suits in the summer just because of a few years of difference in age.

    • Jais says:

      Yeah, I do not understand the shorts when it’s clearly freezing out. Apparently, it’s a thing. But it’s a stupid thing. Why does he have his bare knees exposed to the cold? Listen, the kid looks fine and like he doesn’t even notice the cold, as kids do. But for me, it’s a pet peeve. My sister sends my niece and nephew out without gloves and their hands turn purple. She tells them to put their hands in their pockets if they get cold. She says they’ll get used to the cold that way. I say let them wear gloves! And let Louis wear something weather appropriate for fucks sake. I’m also someone that hates hates being cold so I may be biased.

      • First comment says:

        How do they expect and hope to modernize an ancient institution like the monarchy, if they keep on with this kind of classism performance? It’s 2022!!! Why don’t they look at other monarchies all over Europe? I love the way the Spanish princesses are dressed or Victoria’s children… modern and age appropriate…

      • CindyP says:

        Why is Charlotte not allowed to wear gloves & a hat? She clenching her fists trying to keep her hands warm. And poor George not wearing a coat. WTH is wrong with them; isn’t it their job as parents to make sure their kids are dressed appropriately for the weather?

      • Marichendd says:

        I know, right? It’s ridiculous to see the parents clad in warm, no doubt woolen, coats, while George is only wearing a suit and poor Louis shorts even! Mind you, it is COLD in England in December. Expert in earlly years my a**!

      • ShazBot says:

        It’s about how it looks, not how it feels.

      • PrincessK says:

        Kate wants to show everyone that she is keeping to tradition regarding the clothes the children wear. She is always looking for brownie points.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Jais- tell your sister that the best way to get used to the cold is to dress appropriately for it, with scarves, hats, and gloves.

        My ass lives in California, where it rarely gets below 30F, and even know better.

    • Nic919 says:

      Aristos keep their kids in shorts all year because of some nonsense tradition. But if you notice Edo’s son Wolfie’s isn’t much older than Louis and he’s wearing a suit.

      And of course queen of tights kate would never dare dress her child sensibly for the weather because she needs to make up for her common roots and go hard core on the stupid aristo traditions.

      • Steph says:

        Any recs for what to search for more info about this asinine tradition? Is it all of the UK or just England?

      • Jilly says:

        In the netflix series Megan was saying how she didn’t want to upstage anyone so she picked colors like beige and white, because she figured they would never wear those colors. For the Christmas special Kate runs (ha) we saw the main group of women mean girl Megan by all wearing burgundy, Sophie chose white. As did Camilla. In the walk today Sophie is wearing beige (camel). I don’t think it’s cosplay I think we are seeing the level of immaturity and pettiness this group has.

      • Zazzoo says:

        Even before we really knew what was happening behind the scenes, it was so obvious that Meghan was trying to dull her shine and fit into her role. I don’t think she ever cared about being a star in the RF but she was eager to use her new platform for social good, and that was a step too far for these colonialists.

      • Nic919 says:

        I doubt people in Scotland put their kids in shorts in the winter because it would be dangerous for them. This is a silly English aristo thing and it’s why their elite schools put the boys in shorts as part of the uniform.

  9. ThatsNotOkay says:

    No one showed to watch them walk to church, did they. And they invited Andrew. And never condemned Clarkson. Their downfall cannot come soon enough, starting with Charles and his heifer.

  10. Beach Dreams says:

    Beatrice looked the best. Kate looked like a park ranger. The kids seemed uncomfortable (again).

  11. Ginger says:

    I saw on twitter that not that many people were there compared to before. With the Queen gone and the Sussex’s living their best life in California, people are just over this family ( and add in Andrew being allowed to do the church walk)

  12. Amy Bee says:

    Given that Kate’s coat is bespoke, I’m guessing that it cost more than £1000 but I too was surprised she didn’t wear a new one. The hat’s new though and the earrings didn’t go with the outfit. But to the most egregious part of yesterday’s proceedings. Prince Andrew being there. As I’ve been saying for awhile now, the banning of Andrew from royal events is merely performative. His inclusion in the walk was the Royal Family saying loud and clear that they support him and believe he did nothing wrong. There has been absolutely no outrage from the press or royalists that he was in public yesterday. The silence proved what people have been saying all along that Harry and Meghan are treated worse than Andrew.

    • Becks1 says:

      I’m mostly just surprised that he was banned from this walk under his mother but not under Charles. I would think QEII would have insisted on his presence.

      I wonder if his presence was the bribe for Beatrice and Eugenie. “Your dad can do the walk if you come with your husbands.” It gives off a more United front with them being there too.

      • Amy Bee says:

        It’s just the Royal Family saying we support Andrew and the public and press will accept that. That the press has said nothing about it means they’ve been told to back off him.

    • Curmudgeon says:

      I have no doubt that they were all told to wear nothing new since Charles’ first xmas speech was all about the cost of living crisis and people’s hardships. The UK papers are making a big deal about what a “caring king” he is (the rage I feel towards this hypocrite and his family of leeches is skyrocketing). Keen would have absolutely worn something new if not for that. Sophie 100% wore the same coat style/colour that Meghan wore at one of her xmas walks, it’s kind of pathetic at this point. Too bad she’s never getting that Edinburgh title, I guess this is all she has.

      I’m not surprised about Andrew. I hope they keep bringing him out and supporting him publicly. This is who they are and what they stand for. The deep rot of this institution and their relationship with the gutter press can’t be hidden anymore.

      • equality says:

        Do people really buy into that speech giving some sort of recognition to how hard things are but offering nothing to alleviate anyone’s hardship?

    • Lionel says:

      FWIW, I believe Andrew was allowed to walk TO the church but was not included in the more important after church walk back home.

  13. LadyE says:

    Huh, that’s the third time I have really liked Sophie’s style, which i normally find pretty horrible. Maybe she has great taste in coats and not with dresses?

    • Aurora says:

      Sophie’s outfit is nearly identical to Meghan’s first Sandringham outfit.

      • FancyPants says:

        And what she just wore to the Christmas concert? The boots and coat, at least. I will never like a belted coat, they all look “bathrobe” to me.

      • LadyE says:

        Which I also really liked! I like this color a lot

    • Jais says:

      It’s definitely Meghan-inspired but she does look good.

      • JanetDR says:

        @jais, Surprisingly so! At least she has figured out what looks to copy or is getting some help.
        @fancypants, I agree on the belt. But this is Sophie’s second best look in years of looking dowdy 😂

    • Tara says:

      I watched a documentary about Sophie once, that pointed out how Sophie hoped she could take on Dianas spot / place / popularity, after Diana had died. There were plenty of pictures from that time showing Sophie as a Diana look-a-like. Seemingly she was asked to stop it by the Queen. Now, with the Queen gone, doors are wide open. Doesn’t it say it all about these people – that they think they can embody a persons accomplishments and character by throwing on a coat/gown? It reminds me of that movie „Single white female“ with Bridget Fonda, where one woman tries to take on the identity of another. This style-copying appears as if it would be silly to complain about, but it is actually not.

      And also it looks as if the kids are freezing. So much to where the focus of their parents goes..

      • Susan says:

        Funny you guys say that about Sophie… I follow a hairstylist account on IG that is about “royal hair.” It’s great fun, it covers Maxima and Letitizia, the BRF are just one small part of her coverage. Anyway, she zoomed in on a pic of Sophie recently at an even w an updo and pointed out she has added extensions to her hair! So I do suspect Sophie is attempting some kind of glow up.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Her boots & handbag were an odd match, I thought. And like Kate, her hat is close but not quite a match to her coat & yet not different enough to be interesting. Same issue with the boots/bag for both Sophie & Kate, similar in color/tone but not close enough to match & not different enough to spark interest.

    • Kate’s Jeggings says:

      No idea if Sophie is copying, but to be fair, that style of coat is extremely popular right now (along with those awful, shaggy Teddy coats). I think Meg was just ahead of the trend- unsurprisingly.

      • BeanieBean says:

        You know, it’s funny, but I’ve had variations on a couple of these coats. In junior high I had a knee-length gray wool wrap coat & managed to find a light grey one by Joseph (I think the brand Meghan wore) that I’m wearing this winter; I really like it because it reminds me of that coat I had when I was younger. And in mid-high I had a navy blue version of Bea’s coat, less the faux fur at the hem–just at the collar & cuffs–& knee-length.

    • notasugarhere says:

      You can tell Sophie is blatantly copying several Meghan coats/looks. How can you tell? Because the RRs and royal sites are insisting, kid you not, ‘Sophie copies Kate in Camel’. LOL

  14. Meija says:

    The optics are bad. Allowing Andrew but not condemning Camilla’s friend Jeremy smacks of the racism of that family. You know the sad thing is I really believe they don’t think they are racist and thus will not change.

  15. emberly says:

    Mom and Dad coats..check. Where’s George’s coat? Yes, it’s cold outside and everyone else has one. Again, Where is Heir’s heir coat? (not even a scarf) I’m guessing Charlotte wearing her “little revenge coat” until it’s pink. Louis is wearing a coatdress. . . Charlotte’s coatdress. (Diana dressed William and Harry in coats). What in the hell Sophie? We can see you. Also I can see the crowds are getting smaller and smaller.

  16. Tessa says:

    It is a pity that the keene push those children in front of the cameras and kate is made the star. And the dm has about ten on the wails and a by the way Andrew showed up in a sentence in one of the stories I am totally annoyed with the channel 7 news for rattling on about harry and Meghan and giving Andrew praise for being family

  17. Cerys says:

    The feather on Kate’s hat should come with a health warning. It could take someone’s eye out. The coat is a typical Kate outfit but it would look better with a small hat.
    The children looked freezing. I can never understand why posh people dress their children in shorts in the middle of winter.
    Beatrice looked nice again. She seems to have become much better-dressed since she got married. Eugenie again looked as if she was wearing a sack of potatoes tied in the middle. That style of coat really only looks good on tall, slim people which is why I don’t wear them 🤣

    • Tessa says:

      I hope little wolfies mom was invited to be with him that day. Or Edo drops him off at his mom’s. It’s nice for be a to bond with her stepson but it is Christmas

      • CourtneyB says:

        It could be they alternate holidays or something. My niece’s ex had the kids on Xmas eve this year, when we do our big extended family party, and she had them on Xmas day. Other relatives have alternated Thanksgiving and Christmas. So it’s likely edo and bea had him all day.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Well, Edo is his parent too! Perhaps they alternate years and this was dad’s year. I don’t see the problem that Edo’s own son was with him and his wife (Bea).

      • Cerys says:

        As others have said, I imagine Edo and Wolfie’s mother have a shared custody agreement and alternate being with him at Christmas and other holidays.

    • KFG says:

      I think Eugenie is hiding a bump. Beatrice is the best dressed of the whole bunch. But god they are boring and just ewww.

  18. UNCDancer says:

    They all look so pleased with themselves – just smug because they fell out of the right magical vagina. Useless gits and grifters, everyone.

    Or I suppose it could be Christmas spirt. (I am resolving to be kinder in 2023. 🤷🏽‍♀️)

    • SussexWatcher says:

      It’s because they “won” and bullied off the two most charismatic, engaging royals and have their all-white optics back (except little Wolfie). Chuck/Camzilla, the Wailses, and Fiesta and drab Eddie totally give off ‘mean girl, we beat the competition’ vibes.

      • SueBarbri33 says:

        Yeah, their energy is so smug this season. And for no reason. I mean, I doubt that H&M care about any of this, but even if they do…the California branch just had a six-part Netflix series that’s been viewed millions of times. Do they think that this mediocre xmas walk is a realistic reason for anybody to be jealous? The lack of glamour and warmth, the absence of anything modern or fun or interesting is just so obvious now. Nobody in these photos seemed particularly thrilled to do this stunt.

  19. Jazz Hands says:

    Kate is really putting out ‘top CEO’ vibes with her body language. She looks like she is in charge, if one didn’t know better.

    Sophie should have visited a tailor regarding those sleeves. Her hands and arms are being swallowed.

    • SURE says:

      K loves to model for the photographers and now that she and her husband have bullied out their competition, she’s whooping it up in front of the cameras.

    • Nic919 says:

      In some photos she’s literally got a power stance going on and somewhat blocking others from leaving the church stairs. It’s too bad Eugenie didn’t accidentally bump into her like she did a while back when kate was trying to do the same thing.

      • Harper says:

        I know what you mean @Nic919 about Kate’s power stance coming down the stairs. Chris Ship’s Twitter had a close up video of everyone coming out of church. Kate definitely positioned herself as the focal point with William behind her. The protocol!!! At one point William said something to Kate and her expression was stone cold. She looked at him and then looked away as if he were dead to her.

      • equality says:

        @Harper Kate walked ahead of Will? But protocol!

    • Mistletoe says:


      “Top CEO” This never gets old! Thanks for reminder and the laugh this morning!

    • PrincessK says:

      Yes, Kate was in charge and clearly felt that she was the leader and most important person.
      William did not look happy. I actually think Kate has the upper hand, especially as lots more questions are being asked about William and his behaviour.
      Charles and Camilla hardly feature, it was all Kate and the kids in the photos.

  20. Veda says:

    Kate has dressed Louis in her image. His coat is the miniature of Kate’s usual coats. That boy must be freezing in shorts. The RF knows the media will never question them. They are rubbing Pedrew in our faces.

  21. Tessa says:

    Those children should not be thrust into the media. Will and harry never got in the limelight nearly as much. And they are stereotyped George will be a great king,Louis is mischievous and Charlotte will grow up to be just like the queen.and Kate and will are great parents. The low point was putting Charlotte on the cover wearing purple.

  22. Sean says:

    1. Poor Louis. Everyone else got to wear modern clothes while they dressed him up like a school boy circa 1900.

    2. That photo of Andrew. The way he’s turned towards the camera and facial expression…’What?! I wasn’t doing anything! I’m walking to church with my family. I never touched her, I was at a Pizza Express in my traveling clothes!”

    3. I like to think while the Windsors’ were conducting this archaic and self-important display, thousands of miles across the Atlantic, the Sussexs’ were enjoying a relaxing Christmas Day with comfy clothes, presents, hot cocoa, colorful decorations and Bing Crosby playing softly.

  23. C-Shell says:

    This is such a strange tradition … dragging your family, elders in wheelchairs, small children, out in the cold ON CHRISTMAS MORNING to watch these boring people walk into church. Anyway, having Paedrew participate convinces me all the more that CIII is appeasing him to control him.

    • Nic919 says:

      I could never understand anyone wasting their Christmas morning to wait outside for a bunch of strangers. That is a level of sycophancy that keeps that family in power, but when do the people get some dignity themselves.

      • Jean says:

        I would have done that for Michael Jackson back in the 80s! Lol

      • Julia K says:

        Wasn’t Prince Andrew on that walk? Interesting reference to Michael Jackson. Accident or on purpose?

      • Nic919 says:

        Christmas Day is supposed to be about the birth of Christ and showing up to worship a family with money seems to be against some of the commandments. They should be in church if they are out and not waiting for these grifters.

  24. Becks1 says:

    Kate’s coat is a repeat but not a good one. The one time I wouldn’t judge her for theme dressing is Christmas Day and she wears this drab safari cosplay.

    • Jais says:

      Drab safari cosplay! As a costume, I’m into the look. Forest ranger. Safari colonialist. Carmen San Diego. Jazz hands. Peter Pan. Robin Hood…which is actually v funny considering the content of the king’s speech. Steal from the rich and give to the poor? Lololol. Do not think that was the intended message.

  25. Jean says:

    Nothing to see here, the BRF do this walk to church every Christmas, I don’t like Kate’s outfit reminds me of Peter Pan, the kids are cute though

    • HamsterJam says:

      The BRF (get paid to) do this walk to church every Christmas, this is an “official engagement”

      • BeanieBean says:

        Forgot about that. Yes, this will get Kate’s numbers up to 100 events this year. What a trooper. Not.

    • Nic919 says:

      Yes let’s ignore the normalizing of Prince Andrew. He’s just a guy who paid off a victim of human trafficking. No biggie. Merry Christmas!

  26. lilac Finch says:

    I actually have a different ‘big hat theory’ and that is that Kate is doing a big ‘FU’ to the tabloids and hiding under her big hat.

    Compared to other church walks she looks very low key.

    It’s almost like she’s hiding from the media. Only a couple of photos of her face, can’t even see her hair.

    DM had to go with stories about the kids.

    It feels like there’s an undercurrent of the tabloids pushing the royals to deliver excitement and they are doing the opposite.

    Hence why Louis has become a star.

    I would be spewing if I was Kate and my 3 year old was headline news. All of the kids have been splashed accross the front page and had stories dedicated to them.

    Feels like they’re pawning their children for the royal family.

    The tabloids seem to be wondering how the hell to fill their Royal pages. They can’t trash the Sussexes because there’s no leaks anymore & they’re in America & the royals left behind are utterly boring.

    Are Sophie & Kate going to be The only royals that are fashionable and glamorous. That seems a lot of pressure for two middle aged women.

    There’s no scandals ! Nobody young and exciting, no more royal babies or marriages for a while.

    That leaves the kids !

    • Jean says:

      Maybe it’s high time the press back off completely from all these so called royals past and present and report actual news!

      • First comment says:

        I partly agree … the press should back off the children but not off the elder royals who should be accountable and under scrutiny by the press for their shady deals, money spending and lack of impactful work during this time of economic crisis.

      • HeyKay says:

        CB Jean comments, “Time for the press to back off any royals and cover actual news.” Amen, I agree 100%.

        Be the change. SM and press are going to keep raising stakes on BRF, and H&M “At War” stories forever. Look how the next generation of kids are already being scrutinized.
        How much $$ do you think Harrys kids photos will bring to the paps as they grow?
        They will be hounded, even in US.
        I looked at the pics of RF leaving church, I kept watching/looking for the protection officers.
        Wishing a safe 2023 to all CBers. 🙂

      • notasugarhere says:

        Unless I miss my guess? Jean’s the one who felt the need to come on this pro-Meghan site yesterday to criticize others for criticizing Kate’s PR games. If you think everyone should ignore royals, perhaps you should personally start by ignoring this site? Because, no, you’re not going to stop CB and Kaiser from 1) writing about royals and 2) being pro-Sussex.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      lilac Finch, Louis is 4 and will be 5 in April. Doesn’t really change what you said. I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to Wails, but I have to say I’m a little confused by her appearance. I keep seeing the coat at a military engagement instead of a church walk. That hat is an interesting choice as are the earrings. I guess we can all say that she is consistently bad at accessorizing. Gotta be good at something!

      I feel a bit sorry for Louis. Not only is he in shorts in December, but that really does look like a girl’s coat. Do all aristocrats dress 4 year-olds like this?

  27. Teagirl says:

    What puzzles me is whatever the bystanders have in their hands. They seem to have tubs or boxes of some and for a moment, I wondered if they might be full of eggs.

  28. PugsleyMom says:

    Why are Charles and Camila carrying umbrellas! Was “eggs” in the forecast?

  29. sparrow says:

    Perhaps the hat is to do with being egged? I think an egg hitting one of them in the face, particularly Kate or William, would be really dangerous but also the most embarrassing thing that could happen if they were under egg attack. Literally egg on your face.

    Also it’s there to hide her face – her skin and eyebrow. And it’s got the country sports look – “tomorrow William and I are off to the boxing day hunt”. They won’t be hunting, of course, but that’s what it appeals to. I think she’s desperate to look establishment.

  30. BUBS says:

    Someone needs to teach Kate how to pick earrings suitably for each outfit/occasion! She always come across as someone who never believed she would have any sort of access to even minimal wealth, so she has to overdo everything! I imagine that other European royals burst into laughter whenever they come across her pictures!

    • Julia K says:

      The earrings are supposedly a Christmas gift from Wm

      • Chrissy says:

        Yes, supposedly he spent a whole 100 pounds on her for Xmas LOL!!

      • Jen says:

        @Chrissy I don’t know whether to interpret them as a cheap serious gift, or a rather expensive joke gift. They’re such a bizarre choice for the outfit and occasion.

      • Nic919 says:

        I see Carole made a few calls to put that load of nonsense out there.

      • Kate’s Jeggings says:

        @Chrissy, don’t be mean. I’m sure those are the best luxury earrings you can get at Primark.

      • notsugarhere says:

        William never buys her gifts. The jewelry companies (the diamond eternity band one, Kiki McD) always end up admitting Kate bought the thing (with Charlie’s money) and gave it to herself. Except when it is a freebie sent to Pippa/Carol(E) to hand over to Kate to skirt the rules.

  31. CC says:

    Let your child wear pants!

  32. HeyKay says:

    I’m stuck in the house in the “cold bomb” weather for days, it’s still -30 windchill here.
    None of these pictures are anything but the same as every Walk to Church photo, BRF have done for decades.
    I came to see that hat parade. 🙂

    • Lizzie says:

      Me too. Zara and mrs wails tie for the worst. I usually think Kate looks better wearing a hat, but this fedora is a joke.

      • HeyKay says:

        Oh, I like Kates hat. 😀 I mean I couldn’t wear it because I’m a sweatpants kinda girl. I’d buy it and hang it on the bedroom wall as decor tho.
        Nice color, got a ribbon, bonus feather = OK by me.

  33. Pumpkin (Was Sofia) says:

    Kate’s outfit is fine but it seems… odd for a Christmas walk? She doesn’t seem to “match” with the rest? I agree that it seems more jungle safari than winter though.

  34. TheOriginalMia says:

    Kate’s whole outfit reminded me of Carmen Sandiego. Safari version. I thought the same as Kaiser that there was major bribery going on to get Louis to behave for the walk. Poor kid in his shorts. He had to be cold. The whole lot was boring tbh. So much performative bs unity. So glad the Sussexes are home in Montecito.

  35. Maggie Haberman says:

    the hat reminds me when she was peacocking Jecca is she back in the picture ?

    • Tessa says:

      I think so too

    • Harper says:

      It feels like Jecca might be causing trouble behind the scenes? Maybe Will wants to take the kids to her family’s place there and Kate is objecting? For once my reaction to seeing Kate’s look was Jecca copying instead of Meghan copying.

  36. Margaret says:

    Fake smiles, unhappy children, boring and drab adults, unexcited spectators. Andy, Camilla, Charlie, baldy, and bony.
    All in all a dull group, faking it. I personally don’t see anything that looks well dressed, dressed yet, well dressed no. Kate wide brims and hats tipped to the side is the duchess meghans theme, and she wears them well you don’t, just a cheap, creepy imitation, are you.

  37. Julia K says:

    There is an old photo of Kate in Vogue magazine wearing this exact hat.

    • HeyKay says:

      It is “recycled” hat, previously worn?
      Kuddos! At last, she went back to her closet and didn’t go shopping again.
      She could re-shop her own wardrobe for 200 years and not need anything new.

      I love Princess Anne for this, she wears outfits from years ago often. Anne seems so practical and just keeps plugging along without a lot of nonsense. Anne should have been the Heir, she is smarter less ego driven than Charles by a country mile!

    • BeanieBean says:

      Nope, different hat. This one’s got a broader brim & is more Wicked Witch of the West size.

  38. MsIam says:

    Camilla’s hat reminds me of a blue taco. Like others have said, they are a dull and unremarkable bunch. And I think they invited Pedrew to show how magnanimous and forgiving they are after the H&M documentary portrayed them as a bunch of abusers.

  39. LoryD75 says:

    Every time I see the children trotted out and how each are parented I just hope history doesn’t repeat itself and Charlotte and Louis aren’t treated the way Harry is.

    • Lizzy says:

      Louis and Charlotte will be thrown to the paparazzi to cover for George. This behavior goes farther back than Harry to Margaret at least.

      • Carolind says:

        George looks the shyest of the three. Charlotte looks out for him, telling him what to do, seeing that he is coming out of the car right after her etc. It is he who maybe needs looking after.

  40. Nerd says:

    Kate’s entire outfit is a hard NO. The style and color combination is horrible. The slightly mismatched colored hat with the feather and the brown boxy boots gives it a Peter Pan, Robin Hood and Carmen Sandiego combo feeling that is not only not festive but makes you wonder if she does an Eeny Meeny Miny Moe approach to dressing because her clothes rarely match from head to toe. Sophie’s yet again failed in her attempt to copy Meghan. The coat is nice but entirely too bulky and doesn’t fit her well. The hat, although large rimmed looks okay with her hair down. What in the world is happening with Edward and that coat? He is constantly wearing coats and clothes that are entirely to big and long on him. Why do the buttons start so low on his coat? He always looks like a little boy trying on coats he found in a trunk in the attic. I can’t understand how Kate refuses to let go of some aristo protocol that has her dress her sons in shorts during the cold season. There is no reason to dress your child inappropriately for the weather, including good PR or an invisible contract.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I noticed Edward too. He looks like he’s shrinking & getting skinnier. My thinking was he’s borrowing his sister’s approach to clothing–just re-wearing everything from his closet from when he was younger and, in his case, carrying a bit more weight & muscle mass. He’s morphing into the Duke of Kent realm of aging, while Andrew is going the opposite direction & becoming more like Edward VII.
      Or maybe he’s ill.

    • Lizzy says:

      I hate the boob flaps on Kate’s coat. They emphasize how she has wasted away until she doesn’t have breasts anymore.

  41. HeyKay says:

    Have we all thought to give a small Thank You to members of the BRF for keeping Hat Makers in business? Come on now, who else still wears dress/formal hats on the regular? 💕 Joking.
    Well maybe the wealthy is Aspen but those are more ski wear hats.

    Practical, winter hats to keep your head and ears from freezing off? Yes, plenty.
    Fancy, fashion winter hats? I would not even know where to buy one.

  42. Mslove says:

    QEII knew how to act royal in public for the most part. Chuck & the rest, not so much. I was shocked to see Epstein’s bestie do the Xmas walk.

    I also can’t believe people line up to watch this family walk to church. It would be one thing if this family weren’t corrupt, but here we have Mike Tindall & pedo Andy for starters & it’s too much grossness.

  43. Gina2 says:

    I know they would be parading their kids after “Harry&Meghan” docuseries. The problem is the kids, apart from Luis maybe, have outgrown their “cute” age, but still aren’t old enough to develop their full personality – for Rota to “analyze”, to gossip and lie about. These kids cannot serve fully their parents’ needs for positive or interesting PR and be the source for tabloids’ stories – for now.
    Nevertheless, the Keens are desperate to deflect. Therefore this George’s “painting”. Anything to give tabloids to print.

  44. Pam says:

    They should have had Andrew go in the back door separately or something – not processing with the rest of the family. It’s just unbelievably tone-deaf.

  45. aquarius64 says:

    Some on Twitter say the crowd was small and there were more police.

  46. AnneL says:

    How cold is it there anyway? The Cambridge kids look so underdressed! Not just Louis with his Victorian-looking shorts but the older two as well. That’s just odd.

    I think Kate’s outfit is kind of fun but it’s not at all seasonal. It reminds me of something from the J. Peterman catalog, especially the hat.

    Bea’s stepson is so cute.

    Sophie looks nice. Camilla is just awful in every single way.

    • Jen says:

      @AnneL I think it must not be very cold. I saw Lady Louise’s shoes elsewhere and they’re basically close-toed sandals/d’Orsay style.

    • Lisa says:

      The anorexic olive drab military coat exudes Christmas cheer (not). The Tindalls look like ill-humored matching stuffed and wrinkled gray tweed sausages. Sophie looks great. What’s with Cam’s zippered grandma bathrobe coat/dress? So darn awful. George and Charlotte look unhappy and Louis sedated. I have to admit Lou’s outfit is cute to my eyes, but I think he’s too old for that look and cold!!!!

    • Tessa says:

      He is primarily his mother’s son and Beatrice is a good stepmother. I do have some reservations about him being in a parade with Edo and bea.he has a life with his mother and may eventually have a stepfather. Charles did not bring Camilla s little grandchildren to the parade. I hope Beatrice and Edo and wolf and Siena are happy . I feel sorry for Edo s ex and I think Eugenie lucked out with jack. I like him better than Edo .

  47. Athena says:

    This is the second “family” event that Anne missed. She wasn’t at the concert and she wasn’t with them for the walk. I read that she has a cold, but I wonder if she’s not happy with what C;C are doing to the monarchy that her parents worked so hard to preserve.

    Camilla looked smudged and why shouldn’t she, she managed to exile Diana’s son and wear the crown which was meant for Diana.

    There are no words to Andrew being there. In one photo of him waiving to the crowd, the people were giving him cold stares.

    Beatrice and Edo should be careful about exposing wolfie to the Rota. I would hate for that child later on to be used for cover for the misdeeds of others.

    • Lisa says:

      Andrew looks like the classic mugshot where you can read “caught in the act” all over his face.

    • PrincessK says:

      I really don’t know why Edo was on the walk? So that he was treated the same as the other kids?

    • Duch says:

      @Athena – good point re Anne. It hadn’t registered – wonder what’s going on

      Did she attend the Xmas luncheon at Windsor?

  48. Red Weather Tiger says:

    Lou’s dumb shorts and rounded collar, like his ridiculous sailor suit at the jubbly earlier this year, have given his future bullies some solid material to use aganst him. Thanks, Kate!

    Kate looks hard and cold. Like if you accidentally bumped into her, even gently, you’d find yourself bleeding and frostbitten.

    • Ohso says:

      Since the “bullies” he is likely to run into at the schools he will attend are all currently being dressed in the same way, I doubt if he’ll have any trouble. Temperatures look like they are in the forties during the day (Fahrenheit). I wore skirts and knee socks every day to school and church all winter long in New York in far colder weather. So did all my peers. And little boys in Britain in every class all wore shorts all year long until about the 1970s. No problem.

      • Nic919 says:

        Yes and kids of that era were also physically hit at school. Let’s not pretend the past was good for kids. Talk to boomers and you will hear what they recall from their school years and it wasn’t fun. Some traditions are stupid and need to be called out. Not wearing proper trousers in the winter is dumb. Just like girls weren’t allowed to wear trousers at school was sexist and dumb.

      • Ohso says:

        I AM a boomer and had a perfectly happy childhood. I attended Catholic school and was educated in classrooms with 45 kids and one nun. The nuns were lovely and kept order AND we all learned to read and write. I didn’t mind wearing skirts – I actually liked it! And none of my peers were as depressed and anxious as so many children appear to be today. And none of them was obese either.

      • JanetDR says:

        Girls were not allowed to wear pants at my (regular) school until I was in sixth grade in the late sixties. It is very cold and snowy in western New York but we wore snowpants under our dresses. It was horrible taking them off before entering the classroom because it was difficult to manage not flashing your underwear. (Maybe not as a sixth grader, but Kindergarten for sure). But not wearing snowpants would have resulted in frostbite on many a cold morning!
        In sixth grade we could wear pants on Fridays and then the next year everyone wore them all of the time. That opened up a lot of playground activities for girls too.

      • Jaded says:

        @Ohso — I’m a boomer too and went to a public school from K – 6th grade where I was bullied mercilessly. My parents finally switched me over to a private Anglican school, and I too was taught by nuns. Guess what? I still got bullied because I was an “outsider”. The other students (all girls) were snobby little rich kids and I didn’t fit in, coming from a middle class family. You were lucky, many of us weren’t.

      • CocofromCanada says:

        Congrats on your perfect childhood Ohso.

      • Tan says:

        If the crowd is too woke for u just say so.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Exactly Nic919 and CocofromCanada. Let’s ignore the centuries of emotional, physical, sexual abuse in Catholic schools along with the cultural genocide and murder. Lord the rabid Drumpf t r o l l s on this site keep trying it.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Ohso, if I was a child in school, I would be depressed and anxious, too, if I had to worry about being shot when I’m supposed to be learning. I am a boomer, too. I’m happy for your childhood experiences. Please don’t assume because your experiences were all positive that the rest of us had the same experience.

      • EllenOlenska says:

        Many of those nuns who taught the boomers for free ( your tuition did not go to them as pay, that pesky poverty vow) wound up losing their convents as their numbers dwindled post Vatican 2. Ever wonder where the money from the sale of those convents went? How many millions did the church pay out in those lawsuits? You will notice the priests and cardinals frequently retained their residences…and many are quite palatial.

      • Athena says:

        I went to a Catholic high school and remember one of the nuns asking us black girls if we wanted to call black or negro. And yes there was a skirt requirement and everyone who didn’t get dropped off or picked up in a car wore pants under the skirt or wore pants and changed into the skirt at school.

        Are aristo boys really still wearing shorts or is just Kate’s kids?

      • AnneL says:

        I sometimes had to wear skirts or dresses in cold winter weather in the NYC area and in New England. I was allowed to wear tights under them, but my legs still got cold even if I was wearing a long coat. I remember my knees getting raw and red from the wind and cold.

        I don’t think a short walk in a pair of shorts in winter is going to do Louis any harm, don’t get me wrong. But why dress him that way when (a) it is no longer the norm or fashion and (b) long pants are right there?

      • Ohso says:

        Just offering “my truth” and “my lived experience” 🙂

      • HeatherC says:

        I grew up in NY as well, and went to Catholic school for elementary school. At the time my family lived at the end of a cul de sac so to get the bus we had to walk to the end of the road, rain, sleet, snow or shine. And nevermind the winds! In a classic plaid skirt and knee socks (that we were able to wear tights instead by 5 th grade, so revolutionary!) My brother, lucky brat, got to wear pants. I survived. I was cold but I survived.

        When I had my son, I made sure he was always warm. There would be no shorts in the winter, no matter how big the fight was (because sometimes he just wanted to wear inappropriate clothes because he was 4.) Just because I survived doesn’t mean I wanted the same thing for Kiddo

        To paraphrase a quote from the wise and ascerbic Gergory House “how strong to you really want your kid to HAVE to be?”

  49. Girl1 says:

    There is something so dated about this family. And not in a good way.

    I feel bad for the youngest boy wearing shorts.

    • SAS says:

      @Girl1, yes, I always think their “traditional family values” imaging is designed as a dogwhistle to extremely conservative right-wing supporters- that’s who they’re dressing for and messaging that their values align with. It consistently gives me the creeps.

  50. Lisa says:

    The anorexic olive drab military coat exudes Christmas cheer (not). The Tindalls look like ill-humored matching stuffed and wrinkled gray tweed sausages. Sophie looks great and clearly influenced by Meg. What’s with Cam’s zippered grandma bathrobe coat/dress? So darn awful. George and Charlotte look unhappy and Louis sedated. I have to admit Lou’s outfit is cute to my eyes, but I think he’s too old for that look and cold!!!!

    • Julia K says:

      Yes the olive color doesn’t scream Christmas, does it? While she looks nice enough, she has so many coats in her wardrobe that could have had a festive wear and still appear to be “recycled” . I love that word.

    • Byzant says:

      No they are not it may be tradition but actual arietoe don’t care and dress their kids normally. Only status obsessed nuevo riche try to emulate the 1970s aristo traditions.

      • SueBarbri33 says:

        Right. This is what makes the whole thing odd. Kate is dressing the children the same way William and Harry dressed on formal occasions in the 1980s, but that style was already old-fashioned then and it is really antiquated now. I used to assume that the BRF styles tilted toward old-fashioned because the people in charge of approving outfits (QEII and Angela Kelly and the Queen Mother and whomever else) were themselves old-fashioned. Which meant I was misguided enough to assume things would start to change once Camilla became Queen. Not so much because Camilla is modern, but because then Kate would finally be free to do her own thing and update the clothing styles. No other RF still dresses like they’re in the Edwardian era.

      • HeatherC says:

        I just don’t get that whole mindset. “We’re so rich we don’t have to buy our boys pants.”

    • BeanieBean says:

      I don’t understand Cam’s Napoleon hat, Chanel handbag + plastic umbrella, or the zippered bathrobe/’housecoat’ thing she’s wearing.

  51. Alexandria says:

    Seems like Lady Louise and Edward have lost weight. Sophie looking so much better these days. Still a mean girl but I’m sick of the drab two fashion wise so hoping Beatrice, Sophie, Eugenie and the rest get covered more. Where’s Anne? Maybe she’s still in mourning and that’s understandable. Zara needs better fitting clothes or a proper stylist.

  52. AA says:

    Kate’s outfit doesn’t look very Christmas-y to me and I hate that hat. She also wears things that emphasize how long her torso is, and it’s not flattering. Sophie needs to have her coat tailored. Lady Louise always dresses like she’s 45. I hope on her own time she’s more age-appropriate. There’s no star power in the family anymore. Even the Queen had star power. None of these people have it.

  53. Well Wisher says:

    There is a ‘blah’ factor watching this unfolds. I block out some time later to watch the docu-series, so that cannot explain my total disinterest.
    I simply tuned in to see how this would be covered and the fail did not disappoint.
    It was poor salesmanship and hype dialed up to manufacture consent.
    This was to no avail.

    It was the usual, tone-deaf despite the dire circumstances for so many individuals in the UK.

    Whilst this was largely due to purposeful bad governmental decisions, it makes it even more difficult that said goverment, elected by a wildly divided population.

    This chasm is due to, in part disinformation by large swathes of the media.

    The very media and government is where this institution seems dependent for their future existence.

    They brought out the vacuous and smug, to create interest among the younger generation in response to the situation.

    This is their solution, all the while blithering about ‘dignified, unity and tolerance’ randomly strewn in sentences.

    Looking at the gathered older crowd, and what is apparent is the cognitive dissonance, in comparison with past years.
    They should look into renting.

    Why has the change gone unnoticed by those who it will directly affect?

    One can feel the presence of the Sussexes even in their absence.

    The cosplay, snugness and ‘searching for the camera’ and hilariously the heirs dressing alike.

    William bullied them to the point where they could no longer tolerate his behaviour so in unity the Sussexes made a dignified exit.

    Using ‘tolerance, dignified, and unity’ in a random does not negate that reality of this institution treating one of its own terribly to appeases their contractual partner, and then tried to blame him/them for their behaviour.

    Would there be enough attention to assuage William and Kate?

    Are they aware that the media is looking for new meat in their vulnerable children, as they desperately try on label Louis or Charlotte as a replacement for their fictional Harry?

    Oh Sophie…..

    Camilla, the smug…..

  54. ROAA says:

    So the British public was happy to shake hands with a pedophile, but refused to shake hands with Meghan at that walkabout after Elizabeth passed?? 🫤 And Harry still says that he loves this country and that he misses these weirds family gatherings.

  55. Jaded says:

    Kate looks like she’s about to go big game hunting, but those chandelier earrings look like something she bought at Ardene for a New Year’s eve party. Jecca Craig cosplay for church only with more jewelry raided from the Queen’s collection.

  56. Mina says:

    Robin Hood Cosplay…. That’s all I got! She didn’t get the memo that less is better!

  57. tamsin says:

    All the children’s hands look cold. Do kids wear mittens in the Uk? I know it would ruin the look, but better than raw red hands. Andrew looks like he just got out of bed because his hair looks uncombed, and the scowl on his face, yikes! I get that they want to show that Wolfie is an accepted member of Bea’s family, but maybe it was Edo’s turn to have him for Christmas, but I’m not sure bringing him out on the walk is a good thing. I’m sure he is going to get “othered” at some time or another. I like Kate’s jaunty hat, but why is she wearing those earrings under it? I think the thing about Kate is she is always “too much.”

  58. Tessa says:

    At least the middleton clan and uncle Gary did not join the parade

  59. Feeshalori says:

    Andrew really does have a caught in the act look, having just been passed a top-secret package by the mysterious courier to his right.

    • SAS says:

      I like to think of it more as that furious look when old white dudes are shocked to finally get arrested for a decades-old crime.

  60. Lorna says:

    How do they keep people interested in them for another nine years? William divorces Kate and starts to date. Bless whoever gets that lazy spoiled mean brat. This is a drab bunch. This outfit on Kate just looks dull. I don’t like it and don’t care enough to criticize it. That’s most of them. Camilla that horrid woman wore one of the Queen’s brooches. Sophie looks okay to me. Beatrice looked okay. Eugenie has a good coat. I still don’t like hat bands. Lady Louise looked cute. The Fab Four? It is funny when they say that though. What a bunch!

  61. Diamond Rottweiler says:

    Those earrings are straight out of the Chicos’ clearance bin.

  62. Greeneyedgirl says:

    The kids look like they are freezing and they probably have the sniffles today. Louis has the most personality out of all of them and I predict will drive his parents crazy when he a teenager (good for him). He is also all Middleton. The coat is a good color on Kate, but the whole thing doesn’t work…it’s too much. I’m just happy she doesn’t have the loopy sausage curls. Her hair really looks better stick straight. I’m happy to see Louise is dressing somewhat more modern, but everytime I see her I feel like I’m looking at a ghost from the Victorian era. Sophie looks good.

    • Lizzy says:

      Sometimes, I wonder if Sophie isn’t trolling Louise by having her dress in such antiquated, fussy fashion.

      • Greeneyedgirl says:

        Lizzy…I’ve wondered that also. Sophie does have decent fashion sense and isn’t a Victorian throw back like Louise. Perhaps that’s just Louise personal style? I had a cousin who was very into vintage fashion and would often wear retro clothes she got thrifting or retro inspired. Everytime I see Louise I feel like I’m looking at a ghost from the Victoria era though. I just want to take her shopping, and get her hair cut and styled.

      • SueBarbri33 says:

        Right. I mean honestly. I have a soft spot for Louise, but she always looks like she got dressed by raiding her mother’s closet. Don’t they have any money for clothes? The Wessex four almost always dress and behave as though they live on an isolated farm or something. Don’t they have television at Bagshot? Do they ever visit London?

      • notasugarhere says:

        It may be Louise’s personal style. Or it may be that Sophie was currying favour with QEII by dressing Louise in such old-fashioned clothing. Sophie had Louise participate in carriage driving because it got her in good with Philip. Sophie took up reading military history books and horse racing because it got her in good with QEII. IMO Sophie was hoping to be left the race horses (and funds to support them) and is mad that didn’t happen.

      • Reborn Rich says:

        Maybe Sophie is protecting her? The knives will come out when she’becomes a threat to Kate.

  63. kelleybelle says:

    William is aging into Charles before our very eyes. Both such ugly souls. And I’m sorry but Camilla looks like she was born in the 1800s.

  64. Saucy&Sassy says:

    I think trotting Pedrew out is going to be interesting in how it plays out. I’m sure he’ll be there for the coronation and trooping–although, I think there won’t be many on the balcony so he won’t be there.

    They should prepare themselves for comments from the US about the FBI still wanting to speak to Pedrew. There will be comments about letting a rapist of sex trafficked teenagers be included in the events. They may want to rewrite Pedrew’s history, but we’re not going to let them. The brf may believe that he’s done nothing wrong, but they can’t make the rest of us believe that.

    I wonder what has happened behind the scenes that Anne is suddenly MIA. Who is she determined to stay away from?

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      Ooooooh, good point. Is Anne required to bow to Camila or Kate now? Maybe that’s what has changed since everybody moved up in status?

  65. Carolind says:

    Maybe Sophie is just dressing like Sophie. Kate and Meghan do not have the monopoly on clothes. Anyway I thought Sophie and also her daughter Louise looked great. I also liked Beatrice’s outfit although maybe a bit OTT. Beatrice’s stepson was born in 2016.

    • Reborn Rich says:

      I think Sophie has gotten a stylist. She looks more modern these last two outings.

    • Haylie says:

      We’ve seen SoFiesta’s“fashion” since she was trying to copy Diana back in the 90s. This isn’t it. She’s a sloppy, tacky dresser and a try-hard. She dresses her daughter in her ugly hand me downs. But now, we’re supposed to believe her last 2 appearances are her true fashion self?

      • ArtFossil says:

        Under Sophie’s Sandringham coat is a “leopard” (animal) print dress, so no, she has not had a style revolution. (Photos on the Daily Mail.)

  66. Chrissy says:

    Thank goodness we were spared the Middleton and Matthews smugfest on parade this year.

  67. Carolind says:

    Princess Anne is said to be suffering from a cold. She does seem to suffer from that kind of thing. She had a chest infection for the whole of August in 2016 and had to go to hospital in Aberdeen for tests. Have a heart though. She has just lost her mother and seems to have suffered. She maybe could not face the whole Sandringham thing with Charles at the top.

  68. Carolind says:

    For the love of Mike, please leave poor Louise alone and let her be herself. Does everyone have to look the same and dress as others dictate? You are only responsible for your appearance. Louise is beautiful and does not need changing.

    • HeyKay says:

      Agree 100% Let Louise dress as she likes. I wonder how much she really wants to be “moved up” in her now public role? Her younger brother seems a quiet young man, perhaps neither is comfortable in public yet. Or they take after Princess Anne in style, look tidy, get on with the job. Better that vs. The expensive wardrobe wars.

  69. sparky says:

    I disagree with the premise that his parents insisted that George not wear a coat. Neither James nor Mike Tindall had on overcoats.

    And, I kinda like Kate’s look except for the color of the coat. (FTR, I’m not a Kate stan — I’m going with even a broken clock…)

    • EBS says:

      I don’t know about James (who is getting tall!), but Mike Tindall is an ex-rugby player. There is no way he feels the cold like a normal person would, and especially not a child like George.

  70. diana says:

    the good thing of fellout between harry and william is that archie has no contact with louis!

  71. QuiteContraryi says:

    I hate Kate’s outfit. It’s so drab and severe. Like her personality.

    And Andrew’s presence is just more confirmation that this is a morally bankrupt family.

  72. Cathy says:

    The Dulls go for a walk to church? I guess we are lucky the Middleton clan wasn’t front and centre?

    I noticed: Kate has finally learnt how to put her gloves on? Shame she can’t work out that her kids may need gloves too?

    There was just one thing that had me raising my eyebrows. It was Louis standing in one place with his hand out for the Paddington picture. Looks like he must have demanded it to be brought to him as up runs Johnny the ADC with it. That looked bratty to me. Any other 4 year old would have gone over to the adult to get it not have it brought to them? It’s just a little moment but makes me wonder is he like this behind the scenes demanding that things be brought to him? So much for his parents saying they are bringing up those kids to be normal? Shades of Kate in Canada waggling that bouquet until an ADC rushed out and took it from her.

  73. Lisa says:

    Louise’s red curls and outfits are super cool and cute.

  74. Myce56 says:

    Did anyone else notice an extremely rude (disrespectful angle) picture of kate that the mail had in the initial article? I was wondering if it was them sending a message or a warning of sorts. Or just them being awful, i dont know.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      If Kaiser doesn’t post it here, most (if not all) of us will never see it because we don’t give them money by clicking!!!

    • SAS says:

      I don’t give the Daily Mail any views so I’ll just continue to sit here and try to imagine what on earth a “disrespectful angle” looks like!

  75. Shana says:

    Give me a break, not a fan of the Wessexes or anyone but Sophie is NOT cosplaying Meghan. People wore beige and navy before Meghan too you know.

  76. Lisa says:

    I feel sure that Edward’s oversized, double-breasted coat is a 40s hand-me-down from Phillip, but I like the thrift. And it goes rather well with some of the more dated costumes in the group.

  77. Jen says:

    When you have hundreds of coat dresses and wear one of the ugliest on the rare occasions you rewear….