The Walk to Church at Sandringham on Christmas Day ~ Diana

In the lead up to Christmas Day, we’ve had a fun, frivolous time reviewing the “walk to church” sartorial choices of various Royal Ladies. Our list certainly wouldn’t be complete without a discussion on Diana’s Christmas outfits!

Let’s start at the beginning.


Here’s a picture of Diana celebrating her first Christmas as a member of the royal family.  At this time, She had apready announced that she was pregnant. Very cute blue coat!


Christmas was celebrated at Windsor Castle this year. Here is Diana, resplendent in pink (we do love pink at Christmas, we have to say) with Prince Charles after the Christmas Day service at St George’s Chapel. If you happen to shed some light on why Christmas was celebrated at Windsor that year, we’d love to hear it!


It looks like it was a white Christmas at Sandringham this year! Diana looks very Princess-Christmas-Day-Perfect in her red coat and black fur muff. You really have to have a certain panache to pull off a fur muff. That’s a wee Zara in the red cap in the bottom picture.


And we’re back in Windsor for Christmas this year. Fergie’s red coat and white hat are very festive. Diana is in a coat by Escada and hat by Philip Somerville. She also wore this outfit on an official visit to Berlin that year.

Here’s a pic of Diana in the coat in November of 1987 in Berlin. Not looking particularly thrilled:


Diana and Fergie were in blue this year. I can imagine they would have had a lot of laughs together over Christmas. Must have been nice for Diana to have had a friend at these events.

And we just had to thrown in this picture of we William and Zara walking together. So cute!


Diana is in a lovely purple/blue suit and hat. Not exactly Christmassy (we think this would work better at Easter), but there you go.  We think this may be Bruce Oldfield but are not sure! If you know, please tell us in the comments.


A windy walk to church in 1990. Again in purple, and again not very Christmassy, but maybe she wasn’t on the festive spirit this year.


Diana and Charles had officially separated in 1992. However, Diana was still invited to Christmas. Here she is in a very festive red and black number. It looks like a foggy day. Here’s a video of Diana and the rest of the gang arriving at church on Youtube.


This was Diana’s last Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham. She looks very cozy in this hat and coat. Nice to see William and Harry as well. William still does this hand clasping gesture! And here’s another video of the family arriving at church on Christmas Day in 1994.

UPDATED The Walk to Church at Sandringham on Christmas Day ~ The York Girls Part Two

Yesterday we had fun looking at Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie’s Christmas Day outfits from 2002 – 2005. Today, let’s look at the rest of their festive appearances!


Very cute coats on Bea and Eug this year. They look great and blue, and I love Bea’s navy number. The hats seem to get lost though, don’t they? It would be fun to see some fuller, more wintery hats, but overall a good show.


Beatrice’s hat is fantastic. Love the royal blue and velvet texture…and feathers!! But, I keep thinking I would to push it up higher on her head. How is it staying on? And the brown coat is a bit blah. This would look great with last year’s navy stunner!

And…my favourite all time Eugenie Christmas appearance. Love the winter white coat and beret. She looks cozy, and seasonal and very Christmas-Day-Princess-Perfect. Nice black gloves and belt, too.


UPDATED: This is an amazing year for Beatrice and Eugenie – again both in blue, again both lovely. Really enjoying the season appropriate hats! A vast improvement over 2006. They really do have a lot of coats don’t they? There have been no coat repeats on Christmas day to date.




Beatrice looks terrific here – love the hat with this coat. She really does look great in blue. Also – fun fact – this is the same hat in a different colour as the hat that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wore in January 2011 to the wedding of friends Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton. I believe it’s by Whiteley.

And check out the pink trilby on Eugenie! Nothing like some hot pink to brighten up a winter day. Very fun and winter appropriate, we think.


Eugenie’s in a lovely royal blue coat with the black version of last year’s pink number (almost). Beatrice’s coat is quite cute, but we think the fascinator seems to be more summer wedding than Christmas Day…you? HM looks lovely in white!

Which year was your favourite appearance?