Princess Kate Spreads Holiday Cheer in a Rich Maroon Evening Gown

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The Princess of Wales added a regal touch to a traditional festive color palette.

For her second-ever Christmas carol service, Kate arrived in style. She donned a maroon long-sleeve wrap dress with structured shoulders and two golden button buckles over the waist for the event. She accessorized the ensemble with wine-colored shoes, gloves, and a handbag that was engraved with a crocodile.

Kate was joined at the ceremony by Prince William and the couple’s two older children, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince George, 9, making it the family’s first excursion in public in quite some time (four-year-old Prince Louis did not attend). Charlotte wore a maroon coat dress with a fur-trimmed collar to match her mother. William and George, meanwhile, were both sporting blue jackets and pants.


The Princess of Wales will lead the community holiday carol service for the second time, and it will honor the late Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away in September at the age of 96.

“The carol service will celebrate and showcase the joy that human connection can bring: forging friendships and strengthening communities, creating legacies of humility and kindness, whilst also providing relief and comfort in times of difficulty or loss. The service will combine both traditional and modern elements, reaching people of all faiths and none,” the press release from Kensington Palace reads.

It is important to note that maroon/burgundy is a favorite color of the Princess of Wales’s to wear, especially in her adored coat dresses.

She frequently chooses wine-colored outerwear. For example, when she wore a velvet-detailed Catherine Walker design to the Commonwealth Day celebration in 2020 -which is exactly the same one she wore on Christmas Day in 2018 – to an Emilia Wickstead favorite paired with a Jane Taylor pillbox hat for an event to host President Cyril Ramaphosa last month.

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