I’ll wear FIVE outfits in one day, reveals style-icon Kate as she prepares for first Christmas at Sandringham
Spending your first Christmas with the in-laws can be a daunting experience.
But when the occasion involves the Royal family, nerve-wracking is a more fitting description.
The Duchess of Cambridge has admitted that she faces the ultimate wardrobe dilemma for her stay at Sandringham – where she will be expected to change outfits a staggering five times on Christmas day.
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Kate confided in a fellow guest at A Night of Heroes at the Imperial War Museum on Sunday night. Saying that she would not be able to repeat an outfit.
Sheridan Bowler, 19, told The Sun: “She said she was looking forward to Christmas with Prince William”s family, and said she had to change dress five times on Christmas Day. I couldn”t believe it.”
It”s no wonder Kate has been spotted shopping on the King”s Road recently, probably in search of suitable pieces for her upcoming trip.
Thankfully the Duchess has a natural instinct for appropriate attire – as she demonstrated in her 350 Ralph Lauren dress at last night”s visit to a homeless shelter.
Wardrobe dilemma: The Duchess of Cambridge will need an outfit for church, including a hat, a long dress for dinner and at least one other for lunch
She will no doubt look near perfect for every event.
Royal etiquette expert Jean Broke-Smith told Grazia magazine: “Kate will need a casual outfit for breakfast, a smart outfit – and a hat – for the morning church service, adress for lunch, a cocktail dress for early evening drinks and a full-length dress for the evening meal.
“The golden rule is nothing too short, too revealing or too gaudy.”
Pressure: Kate will spend the Christmas with the Royal family at Sandringham
Kate has been seen shopping at Zara, LK Bennett where she has reportedly picked up a black sheath dress and two cashmere cardigans.
For a more high-end look, she is said to have ordered two evening dresses from Alexander McQueen – the label she chose for her wedding gown to marry Prince William.
If the heavy sartorial pace isn”t enough pressure, imagine having to pick a Christmas gift for the Queen…