The Princess of Wales cut an impressive figure yesterday during the royal family’s traditional Christmas Day walk to St. Mary Magdalene Church at Sandringham, clad in an olive-green Alexander McQueen coat, brown suede boots, and a wide-brimmed fedora. (She was also apparently wearing £100 earrings from French brand Sezane that were a Christmas gift from her husband, Prince William.)
As she greeted well-wishers lining the route’s path, she let us in on a glimpse of her Christmas morning at the Norfolk estate, including that children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis—all of whom joined her and William for the walk to church, including Louis for the first time—had her up early, and that the trio got “lots of lovely things.” (William, for his part, joked that the kids “had enough presents.”)
Kate spoke to a young girl named India, who gave the Princess flowers—which Kate sweetly thanked her for. Kate asked India “Have you had a nice morning?” to which India replied “Yes, have you?” The Princess then responded “I’ve had a lovely morning, thank you very much. I had quite an early start this morning.” Another well-wisher jumped into the conversation and asked, “Did the children get lots of nice things?” to which Kate replied “They got lots of lovely things” before walking on to other well-wishers.
A woman named Hilary similarly asked William “if Father Christmas had been for the children, and he smiled back and said, ‘They’ve had enough presents.’”
George, Charlotte, and Louis took cues from their parents and also spoke to well-wishers and received presents from those gathered to catch a glimpse of the royal family, who came out en masse to take part in the walk. (Almost every member of the royal family was spotted, save for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who opted to remain in the U.S. for Christmas, and Princess Anne, who was ill with a cold.) According to The Daily Mail, of his debut Christmas walk, “Louis seemed to enjoy the attention, getting so caught up in it he was at one stage forced to run to catch up with his big sister Charlotte.”ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!