Queen’s most festive Christmas style – Royal Central

In the ordinary Christmas season, there are two issues that will keep popping up in the countdown to the big day. What color will the Queen choose to speak on Christmas and what shade will she choose to visit the church for a solemn service that brings her entire family together in Sandringham. We can still speculate about the speech (and we will, don’t worry), but the coat and hat for the Christmas morning celebrations are not off the table, while the Royal Family spends the big day apart, just like millions across the UK.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will mark the season privately at Windsor Castle, where they have been blowing since late autumn as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Instead, Royal Central brings you a selection of the Queen’s most memorable Christmas-style moments.

Festive red

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The Queen’s latest morning dress for Christmas was in the most festive color of all. Her Majesty chose a bright red coat with accents on the collar and pockets with a matching hat for the 2019 ceremonial service.

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The bright red boucle was the order of the day in 2009 when the queen wore a coat with crossed details around the neckline and a hat trimmed with feathers that more than caught the eye.

The Green Queen

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Green and red go on Christmas together like trees and sequins, but the queen is less willing to go green when it comes to festive fashion. However, the shade has a special connection to her Christmas plans this year as she wore green the last time she celebrated the season in Windsor, back in 1987. This relaxed coat with a hint of swing matched a hat that looked like it could have come from her sister’s closet , Princess Margaret.

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The following year, another bright green burst occurred as the Queen gathered her family around her in Sandringham for the holiday season, in a lineup that would become the norm for more than three decades until the pandemic intervened. This 1988 selection is reminiscent of the Queen’s signature style at the time with a boxy coat and a medium-sized hat.

Midwinter Frost

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In the early years of the 21st century, the Queen opted for paler and winter combinations for the church on Christmas. In 2011, Her Majesty opted for a winter white, textured coat in a simple style with an unusual hat in a matching fabric.

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Winter white reappeared in 2018 when the queen chose a striking feather-trimmed hat. Her matching coat was framed with that most royal color of all, purple. Well, this is Christmas with the Queen after all.

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