Watch Video: Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped out in public for the first time this year at church

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted for the first time this year on Sunday, as they headed to the church service in Sandringham – and they had some very special friends in tow. The guests were identified in photos shared by royal blogger Teatime With The Cambridges. Among the group were Prince Louis’ godmother Lady Laura Meade and her husband James who delivered the best man speech for William at his and Kate’s 2011 wedding. Emilia Jardine-Paterson – who is Prince George’s godmother – also attended the service with the royals, along with her husband David. Princess Charlotte’s godfather Thomas van Straubenzee was also there. The group were full of smiles as they made the trip to the Sunday service.

It has become a tradition for the Duke and Duchess to attend the first Sunday Service of the year Image PA
It has become a tradition for the Duke and Duchess to attend the first Sunday Service of the year Image PA

Kate beati the chill by wrapping up in blue. She looked stunning in her blue Catherine Walker & Co coat, which she previously wore during an engagement in Oslo. Underneath, the Duchess wore her navy and white polkadot dress from LK Bennett. She matched the stunning coat with another adorable headband – this time a blue Jane Taylor piece, which royal style fans on Twitter are already coveting. Polishing off the January look, Kate accessorised with purple pointed Prada pumps, gloves and a Jimmy Choo clutch bag. Her Annoushka pearl-drop earrings provided the perfect finishing touch to the outfit.

The Duchess of Cambridge received flowers from well wishers after attending the church service Image PA
The Duchess of Cambridge received flowers from well wishers after attending the church service Image PA

Next week, the family will return to London for the start of the new school term. Wednesday is set to be an extra-special day for them as Kate celebrates her 37th birthday – the first one with baby Prince Louis. It’s expected that Kate will celebrate away from the spotlight.

Prince William joked with locals who braved the cold conditions Image PA
Prince William joked with locals who braved the cold conditions Image PA

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE