The Wales Family wore coordinating burgundy tones to the ‘Together at Christmas’ carol service last night (15th December 2022).
Kate Middleton looked chic in her monochrome look, which comprised of an ankle-length coat dress from Eponine London and matching accessories.
Her husband Prince William looked dapper in his suit, overcoat and coordinating tie. The couple accompanied their two eldest children, George and Charlotte to the concert. The younger royals wore outfits that matched their parents.
The Princess of Wales hosted the concert for the second year running. It’s part of an initiative she’s spearheaded with The Royal Foundation.
The service recognised the selfless efforts of individuals, families and communities across the UK, and celebrated and showcased the joy that human connection and togetherness can bring.
The King and Queen Consort attended, along with other members of the wider Royal Family. The Middleton clan supported the Princess too.
This year’s service was dedicated to the late Queen Elizabeth. It remembered the values Her Majesty demonstrated throughout her life, including duty, empathy, faith, service, kindness, compassion and support for others.
The concert was recorded and will broadcast on ITV1 this Christmas Eve.
A little more information about the performances and what you can expect to see on screen:
Combining traditional and modern elements to encompass people of all faiths and none, the service will see the world-renowned Westminster Abbey choir perform some of the nation’s most beloved carols, including ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’, which was selected through a public poll last week. The carols will sit alongside musical performances by guests including Craig David, Alexis Ffrench and Samantha Barks, and a special duet from Alfie Boe and Melanie C.
Poignant readings will be delivered by speakers including The Prince of Wales, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Bonneville and Kadeena Cox.
The event will be broadcast as part of Royal Carols: Together At Christmas, a special programme narrated by Catherine Zeta Jones, airing on ITV1 on Christmas Eve. The broadcast will feature additional content including an introduction from The Princess of Wales, films highlighting individuals who go above and beyond to support others, and tributes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.ITV
Let’s move on to the fashion portion of the post now and breakdown Kate’s beautiful burgundy ensemble.
Kate looked fantastically festive in her tonal ensemble.
As soon as I saw the Princess’s coat dress, I immediately thought of this blue design by Eponine London that she wore to COP26 last autumn (below). We know the company created the blue dress because it was featured on their website—it’s the Chi Chi Coat Dress.
As you can see, two garments are very similar (though not identical).
I contacted the brand on Instagram to ask if the burgundy coat dress is also one of their creations. They sent me a smiley face emoji in reply, so I’ll just assume that’s a yes!
I presume those looking to purchase will need to contact Eponine and book in for a consultation (either virtual or at their Kensington atelier). Prices start at £3,000.
Eponine is a family run luxury fashion house specialising in unique and colourful womenswear. The company takes a ‘slow fashion’ approach, plus commits to producing locally, which enables them to keep their carbon footprint to a minimum.
Kate’s a fan, she’s worn a handful of creations from the London-based company in recent years.
The Princess wore her Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ pumps with the coat dress. The colour-coordinating shoes are instantly recognisable, we’ve seen her wear them on many occasions.
The suede shoes feature a pointed toe and slim heel, plus they’re lined with leather. The shoes are hand finished in Italy.
I think it’s safe to say the Gianvito 105 pumps are Kate’s favourites. She owns the style in EIGHT different colours, including the burgundy colour worn to tonight’s service.
Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ Pumps, Burgundy
COPY KATE—Looking for an elegant pair of heels that’ll take you from desk to dinner? These will be your new go-to shoes.
Gianvito Rossi is the son of the highly renowned shoe designer Sergio Rossi. Gianvito is known as a perfectionist when it comes to fit and comfort. He believes he’s engineered the perfect stiletto – mathematically balanced, with refined proportions and neither too high nor too pointy. Kate owns a bunch of his designs, including sandals, boots, pumps and more.
Let’s take brief look at Kate’s clutch now. It features a fold-over flap front and is crafted from a burgundy coloured croc-embossed leather. Unfortunately, I do not have an ID for this item.
There’s no hardware on the front, so that rules out a few brands including Strathberry, Aspinal of London, Mulberry, and possibly Jimmy Choo. I’ll keep looking!
Kate’s burgundy-coloured bow-topped gloves are more familiar, she’s worn them before. (Pictured below on Christmas Day 2018). At the time, Susan from What Kate Wore received a tip that Kate’s gloves could be from Scottish company M&Co. They do look like a match but it’s impossible to say for certain!
Let’s finish with Kate’s colourful stiletto earrings. I believe she’s wearing this pair from Accessorize, the British high-street retailer. They’re incredibly similar.
The slim drop earrings feature a mix of pink and red glass stones set in a gold coloured metal.
Accessorize call the style “eclectic gem statement long drop earrings.” They retail for just £14.
Show off these rich vibrant berry tones with these earrings. They’re crafted in a long drop profile, with a collection of eclectic stones. Simply style them with loose curls and watch the sparkles peep through as you mingle round the party.Accessorize
Kate’s no stranger to affordable British brand Accessorize. We’ve spotted the Princess in five other pairs of earrings from the company since joining the Royal Family.