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Royal Christmas Style

Friday, 26 December 2014 by
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The British Royal Family headed to Sandringham Church in Norfolk, England yesterday for the traditional family carol service and celebration. This year, as never before, coats and hats were the order of the day, fashion wise. It must be said that the fascinator-style hat, a small oval or round-shaped felt creation, perched on the side of the head has now become standard issue for British royals at church services. It is a style of hat almost never seen on anyone else. Far be it from us to criticize but it could be time for somebody to break out a Fedora. Our money would be on one of Prince Andrew’s daughters, possibly Beatrice, for this. Her ankle boots yesterday were almost too hight for rural Norfolk itself, never mind the royal churchyard. Anyway, everyone looked extremely chic, if a little safe. Next year, how about Harry in a trilby?

The Royal Family were joined by The Middleton family and the Queen’s children and grandchildren were in attendance, though the Duchess of Cambridge confessed to a bystander that Prince George had been left at home thanks to his current noisy phase and the Duchess of Cornwall was resting a bad back. They’re just like the rest of us!


Princess Eugenie and Autumn Phillips, wife of Peter, son of Princess Anne.
The Queen
Princess Beatrice
James and Pippa Middleton, siblings of the Duchess of Cambridge

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AP Photo/TRH The Duke and Duchess of CambridgePrince George poses for a photograph in a courtyard at Kensington Palace, London.

This little prince already knows how to mug for the camera.

With a sly grin and robust rosy cheeks, Prince George looks cheerful and self-assured — for a toddler — in pictures released Sunday.

His sleeveless sweater features Coldstream Guardsmen in bearskin hats and red tunics. The outfit was completed by black knee socks and shoes.

His fashion choice prompted the Sunday Times to call him, “Mummy’s Little Soldier Prince.” The Sunday Express chimed in with “Little Prince Charming.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released the images of the third in line to the throne ahead of Christmas. The release is being seen as a “thank you” note of sorts to Britain’s vivacious media, which have so far allowed George to grow up largely free from intrusions.

Last week, Prince William revealed that his young son, like toddlers up and down the country, likes to play electronic games on an iPad.

Previous generations of royal babies would have been playing with building blocks, riding a rocking horse or perhaps driving a custom-made pedal car at the age of 16 months.

The Duke chatted about his son’s play habits on a visit to the Empire State Building in New York, where he was presenting awards for innovation.

Ayah Bdeir, the chief executive of littleBits, showed him her company’s electronic snap-together modules that allow children to build electronic systems and circuits.

She said the Duke told her he loved the concept. “He told me that his son George has been playing iPad games and loves them, and that this was a good way to teach him the inner workings of electronics,” she said.

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AP Photo/TRH The Duke and Duchess of CambridgeGreat-grandchild to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Prince George was born July 22, 2013, the son of Prince William Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, and is third in line to the British throne.
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AP Photo/TRH The Duke and Duchess of CambridgePrince George is third in line to the British throne.
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AP Photo/TRH The Duke and Duchess of CambridgePrince George wore a sleeveless sweater featuring Coldstream Guardsmen in bearskin hats and red tunics. The outfit was completed by black knee socks and shoes.
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JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty ImagesPrince William, left, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are seen with their one-year-old son, Prince George, during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. Prince William and his wife Kate have sent a legal warning to a photographer trying to take pictures of their son and his nanny, a spokesman said.
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John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty ImagesCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George as he and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge’s look on while visiting the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum on July 2, 2014 in London, England.
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