Christmas Day with the Yorks and Wessexes

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie continued the chic streak of millinery we have seen from them in 2013 with two more hats worn for church on Christmas Day yesterday. Princess Beatrice wore a new black wool flat percher-style hat trimmed with a large cornflower blue dahliah. This was one of my favourite hats today and I loved that the whimsical detail looked both elegantly polished and fun. I’m afraid I was much less a fan of Beatrice’s coat.

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Designer: Nerida Fraiman

Princess Eugenie repeated her trusty black hard shell beret (the same hat she wore for Christmas last year) but trimmed it this year with a cheeky Christmas tree brooch.

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Designer: unconfirmed. My guess is Stephen Jones. 
Previously Worn: December 25, 2012; December 25, 2008

The Countess of Wessex looked very chic in a new black cocktail hat, described by the designer as a “Metallic cocktail hat with felt knot design”. Paired with her fur scarf and winter white wool coat, the look was luxuriously glamorous and I thought Sophie looked fantastic.

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Designer: Jane Taylor. This is the ‘Venita’ style

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14 thoughts on “Christmas Day with the Yorks and Wessexes

  1. I’m not crazy about Beatrice’s outfit and hat, but absolutely love Eugenie’s. She looks elegant, and the pin on her hat adds a bit of festiveness.

    • They really do! I adore Princess Beatrice’s hat. I hope we see it again in the spring, styled with a summer dress. The shape, the color, the size, everything about it is perfect. Princess Eugenie’s hat is very plain but the pin makes it come alive for Christmas.

  2. I like Sophie’s coat and scarf but the little black hat she wore is a bit odd. It looks more like a cocktail party hat than a church hat.

  3. I agree with Buffy, except for the coat that Bea wore. Save that for when you are in the last stages of pregnancy! Sophie looked very nice, and I really thought Eugenie’s hat was lovely on her.

  4. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are certainly making better hat choices. I love the addition of a little “bling, bling” to Eugenie’s hat. Beatrice’s hat and coat really suited her eye and hair color. She is a very lovely young lady. I like the hat worn by the Countess of Wessex, but she is wearing it too far forward on her head. I do not like it when a hat touches or covers the eyebrow as Sophie is wearing her hat here. It is a hat not a ski mask! I think I prefer Beatrice’s hat overall.

  5. Eugenie’s hat with its jaunty tree pin is my favorite today! I want to like Bea’s and Sophie’s but they seem too small somehow. I do love everyone’s coats though!

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