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Christmas for the Royal family may have started off a little unusual with Prince Philip absent. The elderly monarch was rushed to hospital on Friday after suffering a heart attack. He has since undergone surgery where a cardiac stent was implanted. With the 90-year-old missing the morning services at St. Mary's, it was left up to the rest of the Royal family to greet well-wishes as they strolled the path to and from the Sandringham church on Christmas Day.

For Kate Middleton, the day included two trips to St. Mary's. For her first appearance, she wore a grey coat and Aquatalia boots, minus a hat or a handbag. For the second walk, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a regal plum coat which featured a funnel-neckline. The coat is reported to have been created by an independent British designer, whose identity hasn't yet been revealed. However I can confirm that her matching wine-coloured felt hat was designed especially for Kate by Jane Corbett.

The rest of her Christmas Day outfit consisted of a pair of "special request" black suede heels by Spanish designer, Jaime Mascaró, who also produces the same Pretty Ballerina range of shoes and handbags which the Duchess favours greatly. We recently saw her sporting a black velvet clutch by Mascaró to The Sun Military Awards. The Daily Mail reports that these shoes cost £169 from a previous season, however will soon be reissued thanks to Kate's fondness for them.

To finish off her look, Middleton added a pair of drop earrings by Kiki McDonough. Made from semi-precious stones including green amethysts in an 18ct gold setting, the earrings are believed to be worth a cool £1,900. Now, if only we could bring you the other four outfits Kate is said to have worn for Christmas Day.

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