Flick back in your Grazia archive and you'll remember earlier this month, we featured an exclusive look at Kate Middleton's Christmas wardrobe. For the first time, the Duchess of Cambridge is spending the festive period with the royal family at Sandringham, and we could only imagine the pressure she's under to choose the right outfits.
As we exclusively reported at the time, guests at Sandringham change outfits five - yes, FIVE! - times on Christmas day. 'Kate will need a casual outfit for breakfast, a smart outfit - and a hat - for the morning church service, a dress for lunch, a cocktail dress for early evening drinks and a full-length dress for the evening meal,' royal etiquette expert Jean Broke-Smith told us. 'The golden rule is nothing too short, too revealing or too gaudy.'
And today, we have confirmation from the Duchess herself *smug face* Yes, The Sun is reporting that Kate confided in a fellow guest at A Night of Heroes on Monday night, when she wore that elegant velvet gown by Alexander McQueen, saying that she would not be able to repeat an outfit. '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,' Sheridan Bowler tells the newspaper.
So it's no surprise to hear Kate made a fashion dash to some of her favourite stores on London's Kings Road earlier this month, buying two cashmere cardigans from Zara and a Victoria Beckham-style Davina dress in teal from LK Bennett. She's also commissioned two Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gowns, as well as buying a few DVF wrap dresses and, in a nod to her husband's roots, a kilt made in the royal tartan, too.
Wwhatever she wears, we have every faith that K-Midd will look amazing.