The first Christmas with the in-laws is always a booby trap-strewn event, but, when your new grandmother-in-law is the queen, it’s particularly important not to put a foot wrong as you pick your way through the minefields the festive season presents.
So pity poor Kate Middleton, who, according to a report in the U.K. gossip magazine Grazia, will be expected to cycle through five changes clothes during the course of Christmas Day alone.
Royal etiquette expert Jean Broke-Smith told the magazine, "She won’t be able to wear the same outfit twice. 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."
So what might Kate wear this Christmas? Tom Sykes picks some festive clothing choices for the duchess.