Years, I tell you. Years of work gone down the drain. I have spent years of royal watching explaining that:
1. Don’t expect to see a large contingent of the younger family members at church with Queen Elizabeth on Easter.
2. Queen Letizia always wears the royal lady trouser pant at Easter services and we all need to accept that.
Then, this happens.
Granted, not everyone in the British Royal family was at Easter services. It’s not a notable increase in attendance either. There were 15 family members there last year, too. It is, however, a good showing of children and grandchildren for Easter and the Queen’s birthday. No Meghan, of course, and Charles and Camilla are not there as per their usual. Eugenie attended the Maundy services with her grandmother on Thursday, but was absent here.
Queen Letizia has, of course, broken the no dress at Easter rule of her own making and I am amused by it. Infanta Sofia has seemed to taken up the cause on her behalf, though. Long live the rebel Spaniards.
Here are some quick sartorial notes:
— The Duchess of Cambridge is repeating a coat dress from Easter 2014, and treating us with her wedding earrings and an oak leaf acorn brooch, also said to be a gift from her parents. The coat is Alexander McQueen, and has been reported to be dove gray or baby blue. Personally, I see lavender.
–Princess Beatrice wore a dress by Claire Mischevani and a copper cocktail hat by London milliner Juliette Botterill. I really like this look on her and wish there had been more photos of the hat up close.
— The Countess of Wessex is wearing a flowered midi by Oscar de la Renta. I have no information on Lady Louise’s repli-Sophster.
— Queen Letizia is wearing a floral print Massimo Dutti floral print Cupro dress.
( Regal Fille has all the details on the ensembles and accessories of Kate and Letizia.)
So what did you think of everyone’s Easter turnout? Surprising? Fun?