One of our favourite royal events of the year is the annual Christmas Day appearance of the royal family at Sandringham. The family gathers together at this royal retreat and walk to the 11am church service each December 25th. They’ve had their Christmas Eve festivities, where they exchange presents (laid out on trestle tables with name tags on each) and have a formal Christmas dinner. After breakfast on Christmas Day the get on their coats and hats and head out to church….
Here’s a look at Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York (the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York) over the years…
2002: A very festive showing from the lovely Princess Eugenie…love the red, the enthusiastic hat, and the matching long coat with boots. Very Christmas-Day-Princess-Perfect. Beatrice made a good effort, but something about her coat and hat reminds me of Mary Poppins here…
2003: Eugenie in Winter White and Beatrice in Christmas Red…and…some serious snakeskin boots?? Not so sure about the boots, but Beatrice seems to always work the ‘fashion forward’ angle, rather than classic style. So, whatever floats your boat. Again, Eugenie looks Christmas-Day-Princess-Perfect. You just can’t go wrong in Winter White in our opinion.
2004: Well, we’re not really sure what’s going on with Eugenie here in a blanket-green-plaid number and red velvet skirt. Beatrice has pulled out an unusually classic look with a grey skirt and jacket suit. The black accessories are nice. Overall, not terribly festive, but it’s a win in our books.
2005: And The Year of the Magical Purple Hat. As anyone who witnessed the Royal Wedding this year knows, Beatrice loves her crazy hats. This is not a new thing, as evidenced by her choice for Christmas 2005. It is truly something to behold. The height, the colour, the shape, the volume of it…well, it’s very…Dr. Seuss. Or Willy Wonka. She definitely keeps things interesting! We wonder if she has pulled this one out since? Eugenie’s maroon beret and cream coat combo is lovely and festive.
Join us tomorrow for the York Girls Christmas Hat Review Part Two!