Princess Charlotte stepped out in festive fashion to celebrate Christmas with her family — notably King Charles’ first as monarch of the United Kingdom, following his broadcasted holiday speech. Charlotte joined her mother Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, her father Prince William and brothers Prince George and Prince Louis at Sandringham Church in Norfolk.
For the Christmas Day service, Charlotte wore a red trench coat dress. The piece included a round collar, buttons along the center and side slant pockets. To keep warm she complemented the garment with dark tights.
Completing Charlotte’s look was a pair of black ballet flats. The leather silhouette had a round toe with a thin strap across the instep and sat atop a thin square heel.
Ballet flats as a women’s shoe style emerged in the 1950s, and soon caught on as a pleasant medium between heels and sneakers. The feminine-meets-functional shoes are well and truly back in business and better than ever. The style was especially popular in the noughties, though it has stayed in fashion over the decades for its versatility of wear.
The royal family celebrated Christmas with their pre-filmed “Together at Christmas” carol service, followed by a morning service at Sandringham Castle. King Charles’ first Christmas speech as monarch in the United Kingdom highlighted themes of family, unity and peace. The King’s pre-recorded speech, filmed at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, was notably Britain’s first annual Christmas broadcast not delivered by the late Queen Elizabeth II since 1957. His broadcast also broke the record as the most-watched Christmas address by a monarch, with 10.6 million viewers watching across ITV, BBC One and BBC Two.
Click through the gallery to see photos of the royal family at the 2022 “Together at Christmas” special.