17th April 2022—Kate Middleton looked ready for spring as she arrived at St. George’s Chapel for the annual Easter Mattins service. The Duchess dressed in an all-blue outfit, including a pastel coat dress by Emilia Wickstead. (You’ll find a full breakdown of Kate’s outfit further down the page ⬇.)
This year, George and Charlotte accompanied their parents to church. It’s rare to see the Cambridge children, so it’s a delightful surprise to see the eldest two accompanying their parents for the second time in a matter of weeks.
It was George and Charlotte’s debut appearance at the Easter service. The service is usually annual but it has not taken place since 2019 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The four family members wore colour-coordinated outfits, something they often do at public events. Charlotte wore a blue floral dress by Rachael Riley with a navy cardigan and tights. Prince George looked smart in his matching suit and tie.
The Cambridges joined other family members at the service, including the Tindalls, Peter Phillips and the Wessexes with their children and Princess Eugenie.
The Queen didn’t attend the Easter service due to her ongoing health and mobility issues. I’m assuming some of the royals visited The Queen at Windsor Castle after departing the church.
Kate’s Easter Outfit:
The Duchess looked seasonally appropriate in her all-blue ensemble. The pastel hue is perfect for Easter weekend and a lovely shade for spring!
Let’s start our outfit overview by looking at Kate’s pastel blue coat dress. It’s by Emilia Wickstead.
The piece features long sleeves, waistband, peak lapel and a full skirt with large soft pleats.
We’ve seen Kate wear the coat once before! You might remember it from her visit to Luxembourg in 2017?
(On that occasion, she paired it with a pair of L.K. Bennett Fern Pumps in nude, a pair of blue topaz and diamond earrings by Kiki McDonough, a cream clutch by a Polish company called Etui Bags and her Empress necklace by Mappin & Webb.)
The blue coat dress is bespoke, made just for Kate. So, unfortunately, it’s not available to purchase ‘off the rack’ so to speak. There’s a phone number and email address to contact for bespoke sales on this page on Emilia Wickstead’s website, should you be interested.
Emilia Wickstead is one of Kate’s go-to designers. The Duchess owns dozens of her pieces in a myriad of colours:
Let’s take a look at Kate’s blue headband now. It’s by Jane Taylor, it’s the Diamond Crepe Pleated Band.
This is how Jane Taylor described the headband on her Instagram page in 2019:
Timelessly stylish, this diamond crepe pleated band by Jane Taylor London is perfect for so many special occasions. Handcrafted with an exquisite bow detail at the back, it will be a long admired piece of your wardrobe.Jane Taylor
The piece came in eight different colour options. Sadly, it is no longer available for purchase, though the milliner does accept commissions. RRP: £975.
We’ve seen the Duchess wear the hairband before (she first debuted it in 2019, for a Sunday church service at Sandringham).
For the Easter Sunday Service, Kate accessorised with her Cassandra Goad Pearl ‘Cavolfiore’ Studs.
The earrings feature seven pearls decorated with diamonds and set in 18ct yellow gold. RRP: £4,830—they’re still available to purchase at the time of writing.
We’ve spotted the Duchess wearing the earrings previously. Pictured below, at the 2018 National Service of Remembrance:
It looks like Kate carried a new bag for the Easter Service, I think it’s the Natasha style by Emmy London. Perhaps in Duck Egg Blue (ID credit: Emma). Below, I show a stock image of the bag with silver piping but it does come self-piped in blue too, like the one Kate is carrying (the angle of the silver-piped image just worked better for comparison purposes).
The bag is made in Portugal from kid suede and features a natural oyster-coloured suede lining. There’s a zip pocket inside the bag’s roomy interior. The fastens securely with a magnetic popper. A detachable strap is included too. RRP: £370 GBP. Available at EmmyLondon.com.
Kate owns this bag in that many colours I’ve lost count! She recently carried it in ‘Cupcake’ pink during the Caribbean Tour:
Emmy describe Rebecca as a “stylish pointed court shoe … with a super straight heel that is flattering to your foot and leg”. RRP: £415 GBP.
It looks like she’s re-wearing the Riviera suede style she debuted at the Carter-Snuggs wedding in 2018. Emmy call this colour a “summery blue-grey.” Pictured below, Kate wearing the shoes in Scotland last year:
Again, this is another item the Duchess owns in multiple colours—so many I’ve lost count. The Rebecca shoe must be one of her favourite styles.
Kate’s outfits from previous Easter services:
This is the fifth Easter Sunday service Kate has attended publicly since joining the Royal Family. Here’s a quick recap of her four previous outfits (2019, 2018, 2017 and 2014 from left to right.)
In 2019, she wore her grey-blue Alexander McQueen coat (a re-wear from the 2014 Easter service) with a Jane Corbett hat, Rebecca pumps and Natasha clutch both by Emmy London. She accessorised with her wedding earrings by Robinson Pelham and wore a coordinating brooch with oak leaves and acorns (unknown).
Kate was heavily pregnant at the 2018 Easter Sunday Service (it took place just days before she was due). She wore a brown coat by Catherine Walker (a re-wear from 2015, from a St Patrick’s Day visit to the Irish Guards). She accessorised with the Betty Boop hat by Lock & Co, her Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 85’ pumps in Praline, the Loeffler-Randall Tab clutch and Balenciaga Pearl Earrings. She also wore a pearl brooch, sadly this is unidentified.
Kate dressed in pinky-nude tones for the 2017 service. She wore a Catherine Walker coat that she first debuted in Canada during the 2016 tour. Under, we spotted her Whistles Lina Dobby Pleat Skirt (another tour rewear, from Los Angeles in 2011), a clutch by Etui Bags, her Rupert Sanderson Malory pumps in nude, a pair of diamond/egg earrings on loan from The Queen and the Jaqueline hat by Lock & Co.
in 2014, the Cambridges attended a church service in Australia, during the Royal Tour. The Duchess wore a funnel neck coat by Alexander McQueen (repeated for the 2019 Easter Service), a hat by Jane Taylor Millinery, a box clutch by Alexander McQueen, L.K. Bennett Harper pumps and the Mappin and Webb Fortune necklace.