After taking some time off to enjoy the holidays, we are back with a brand new episode of The Duchess Diary!
While the rest of us sat round the tree in our jambes and Christmas Cracker crowns, the royal family put on their holiday best for a service on December 25th.
The Windsors made their way to St. Mary Magdalene and after walked home so that they could greet well-wishers who had waited all morning to give them flowers. Hats were a must that morning for the ladies, and may we say that our favorite belonged to the Coutness of Wessex?
Sophie wore a custom-made Jane Taylor headband, made of velour felt feathers and Swarovski cosmic crystals to match her Emilia Wickstead coat.
Her Royal Highness walked alongside her husband, the Earl of Wessex and their daughter, Lady Louise Windsor. Prince Philip, looking sprightly as hell at 91, lead the group while Her Majesty took a private car back to the house.
Meanwhile in Bucklebury, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Middleton family for carols and a service at St. Mark’s Church. The Duchess opted to stay with her parents and siblings this year for a more low-key celebration, since she is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum.
The question on everyone’s mind as of late seems to be this: Is it possible for Prince William to leapfrog his father, Prince Charles and become king? We addressed a rather ridiculous headline, and then called on veteran royal reporter Richard Palmer of the Daily Express. Palmer is one of the most trusted sources in royal news, and he was able to clarify a few confusing points about accession.
Here’s a happy and healthy new year for all!