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Duchess Sophie misses royal memo on Christmas Day - but looks better than ever!

The Duchess of Edinburgh didn't follow in Princess Kate and Queen Camilla's footsteps

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Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
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When the royal family stepped out to attend the annual Christmas Day church service in Sandringham, here at HELLO! we were quick to spot that the royal ladies, including Princess Kate, Duchess Sarah and Queen Camilla, all seemed to be following the same fashion rule.

All three of them, plus Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, all went for monochrome looks, with the Princess of Wales choosing all blue, Queen Camilla opting for camel and Duchess Sarah choosing head-to-toe green, with everything from their shoes to their headpieces all in the same shade. Watch the royals arrive at church below and check out their outfits...

WATCH: The royals arrive at church on Christmas Day

Duchess Sophie, on the other hand, sidestepped the coordinated look, and we have to say, we think she looks lovelier than ever.

Duchess Sophie wore animal print accessories on Christmas Day© Getty
Duchess Sophie wore animal print accessories

The mother-of-two wore a green coat, complete with statement bow detailing on the shoulder, but rather than coordinate her accessories with her outerwear, Sophie went somewhat rogue, adding touches of her beloved animal print to the ensemble.

Duchess Sophie is known to have a penchant for animal print and regularly opts for snake print outfits for royal engagements. Her passion for print shone through on Christmas Day when she donned snake print stiletto heels in a luxe-looking tan hue. Her bag also made homage to her love of print, with a combination of snake and leopard print both on the clutch bag – very stylish!

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As for her hat, Sophie wore a tan wide-brimmed headpiece, surrounded by feathers. She matched her glittering earrings to her coat, wearing bejewelled drop jewellery.

he Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Zara Tindall, Lena Tindall and Mike Tindall attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. © Joe Giddens - PA Images
The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh

As always, the Duchess' makeup looked flawless, with a slightly smokey eye and a subtle lip shade.

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Sophie's daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, also avoided the colour-coordinated look, wearing a smart navy coat and hat, but rather than continuing the shade right down to her shoes, the 19-year-old chose to wear a pair of white strappy high-heeled court shoes.

Lady Louise Windsor on Christmas Day© Getty
Lady Louise Windsor wore white shoes on Christmas Day

Lady Louise's footwear of choice looked rather summery for the wintery temperatures, but she wrapped up warm in a scarf to stave off the chill – and she wasn't the only one!

Timothy Laurence and Princess Anne, Princess Royal attend the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church © Mark Cuthbert
Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence wow matching scarves

Lady Louise's aunt, Princess Anne, and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, also wore the same scarf – perhaps the royals have a collection at Sandringham, ready to wrap up in if the chill sets in.

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