British Royal Family

Duchess Catherine's latest outfit tells us A LOT about life in the UK at the moment

It seems the UK might be reaching its winter peak.

By Jess Pullar
In Australia, we're donning our lightest clothing layers possible while the summer heat relentlessly bears upon us.
But as for our friends in the northern parts? Well, they couldn't seem further away to be frank, and Duchess Catherine's latest ensemble is case in point.
Stepping out in public for the first time since Christmas, the royal looked cosier than ever as she bundled up in a recycled blue Catherine Walker woollen coat as she attended a church service in Sandringham.
But it wasn't the coat itself that got people talking - rather, it was the last time we'd seen the Duchess of Cambridge wear it that was truly telling about her current circumstances...
Duchess Catherine wrapped up warm as she stepped out in public for the first time since Christmas Day. (Image: Getty)
Indeed, the last time the Duchess was spotted wearing the style, she was in Norway, where sub-zero temperatures were the norm.
This tells us quite a lot about the weather outlook in the UK at the moment!
The Queen and Prince William were also spotted leaving the church, and sure enough, both had also wrapped up warm and snug.
Queen Elizabeth opted for a fitting beige ensemble with fur trimmings, which looked sufficiently cosy for the UK's plummeting winter temperatures.
Kate and Wills smiled at onlookers as they walked through Sandringham. (Image: Getty)
Queen Elizabeth also donned a wintry ensemble as she attended the church service. (Image: Getty)
The last time the duchess was seen wearing her blue Catherine Walker coat was when she was pregnant with Prince Louis and surrounded by snow in Scandanavia.
While Louis is now almost nine months old, the jacket looks as thought its still well and truly serving its purpose!
This time, Kate mixed up her accessories by pairing a matching blue Jane Taylor headband.
And true to form, a hint of a polka-dot print was also visible underneath Kate's coat - a go-to for the stylish Duchess.
The then-pregnant Kate looked equally as stunning when she wore the same blue coat during a trip to Norway at the start of 2018. (Image: Getty)
Crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of the royal couple for their first public appearance of 2019. (Image: Getty)
Noticeably absent from the royal entourage was Prince Philip, who appeared to remain at home while the Queen was accompanied by a female companion.
Despite the Duke of Edinburgh now missing a fourth consecutive church service, Prince William reassured the crowds gathered at Sandringham that his grandfather was "very good".
Philip hasn't been seen in public since December 19 when he attended the Queen's annual pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.
Kate was also chatty as they made their way through the crowds outside the church, wishing many a Happy New Year.
It is believed Kate celebrated a low-key new year with William and their three children, George, Charlotte and Louis at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
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