26 December 2016

British Royal Christmas Jewels 2016

The Windsors walk to church on Christmas (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Queen's under the weather and the Cambridges are in Berkshire, but that didn't stop the Windsors from bringing us a bit of Christmas sparkle this weekend. Here's a look at the jewels that the royal ladies wore for Christmas 2016.




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The Duchess of Cornwall was the senior royal lady on the traditional walk to church at Sandringham. She wore diamond and pearl earrings with her sapphire and diamond butterfly brooch.


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The Princess Royal, pictured here with Peter and Isla Phillips, wore her diamond-studded gold ribbon brooch. (You can see a better picture of it in this post.) It's the same brooch that Anne wore on Easter Sunday this year.


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Anne's daughter-in-law, Autumn Phillips, is always one of the best-dressed Windsors at Christmas, and this year was no exception. She paired classic pearl and diamond earrings with a gorgeous hat.


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The Countess of Wessex also looked gorgeous for Christmas; here she's exiting the church with several other members of the family, including the Duke of Edinburgh. (Perhaps the flowers are for the Queen?)


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Sophie wore her Amrapali pave-set diamond earrings with her Christmas ensemble.


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Sophie's daughter, Lady Louise, isn't in jewelry-wearing mode yet, but she did wear a little fascinator to church this year. Jewelry can't be too far off!


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No visible jewelry for Princess Beatrice, unfortunately...


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...and only the hint of a necklace from Princess Eugenie.


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The Queen's annual Christmas Message was recorded in the Regency Room at Buckingham Palace before she came down with a cold, so we did still get a little bit of jewelry from her on Christmas Day. For this year's message, she wore a diamond brooch set with eight pearls and three pearl pendants. It's from the collection of Queen Victoria.


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William and Kate spent Christmas with the Middleton family this year, and they were photographed attending church on Christmas Day in Bucklebury.


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They may not have been spending the day with the Queen, but Kate wore a bejeweled reminder of her grandmother-in-law. Her earrings are the diamond and pearl pair that the Queen loaned her earlier this year.