With the holidays just around the corner, many royal watchers are anticipating seeing the Princess of Wales in stunning styles. From sparkly sequin gowns to midi dresses in red and green plus tons of tartan, the princess will likely wear a number of fabulous festive frocks and cozy fair isle sweaters to ring in the season. Here we revisit some of Princess Kate’s most glittery and glamorous holiday ensembles.

Here are 12 of Kate Middleton’s Most Stunning Holiday Style Moments:

1. Princess of Plaid

For a Christmas party with the Royal British Legion complete with faux snow, Princess Kate and Prince William helped usher in major holiday happiness with a bit of royal star power. For the celebration, Kate sported a pleated plaid skirt courtesy of Emilia Wickstead. She paired the seasonal show-stopping skirt with a cropped black cardigan from luxury Scottish clothing company Brora. Similar HERE

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2. Christmas Catherine

Taking a page from Princess Beatrice’s style book, Kate donned the brand Needle and Thread for a ‘Together at Christmas’ promo video. Beloved by British royal ladies, the label is celebrated for its red carpet ready gowns and festive party pieces. Kate wore the ‘Aurora’ ballerina dress — the elegant midi was inspired by a vintage lace tablecloth and designed with delicate frill lace and shimmering sequins. Shop the dress HERE

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3. Chef Cate

The princess showed off her cake decorating and cookie frosting skills for Mary Berry’s 2019 Christmas special. Wearing an apron for piping and sugaring the icing covered pastries, the royal was giggling and smiling during the lighthearted TV broadcast. For the cooking session, Kate wore an Alessandra Rich red silk dress with snowy white polka dots and petals.

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4. Party Princess

In mid-December 2018 for a children’s hospital visit, the brunette beauty celebrated Christmas with patients clad in a dark green polka silk midi from L.K. Bennett called the ‘Mortimer‘. She paired the festive frock with an L.K. Bennett Dora envelope clutch and her heavily repeated Annoushka pearl earrings. Shop the dress HERE

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5. Seasonal Siren

Near the holidays in November 2021, the princess brought mermaid energy to the Royal Variety Performance where she donned a glittery green dress. Opting for Jenny Packham’s sequin studded ‘Tenille’ gown with a long train hem — Kate looked every inch the Hollywood movie star.

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6. Christmas Carol Cutie

Proving she’s not afraid of a heavily decorated Christmas sweater — Kate looked merry and bright as she wore a Miu Miu cardigan to celebrate her “Together at Christmas” special on ITV. Crafted from cashmere, the pearl button knit has a detachable cotton collar and zig-zag diamond pattern.

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7. Mad for Plaid

For the Christmas-centric train tour of the U.K in December 2020, the princess stepped out in piles of plaid and tonnes of tartan. Opting for an Alexander McQueen coat with her Emilia skirt and matching scarf — the princess was committed to the holiday getup and even wore a matching face mask.

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8. Festive in Floral

Proving florals aren’t just reserved for summer, the princess was elegant in the ‘Cai’ dress by Vanessa Seward for an outing just a few days before Christmas in December 2016. The royal attended the ‘Heads Together’ Christmas party in a silk jacquard dress with a festive green and red floral motif. Kate added her ‘Glossed Leather Belt’ by Alexander McQueen to complete the seasonal style. Similar HERE

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9. Holiday Heartbreaker

Shunning her usual flowy and romantic Grecian dresses for a formfitting red beaded Jenny Packham gown to attend a Diplomatic reception in December 2022, the princess was every inch the radiant and regal future Queen. Kate paired the show-stopping ‘Elodie’ gown with the Lotus Flower Tiara (seen on Her Royal Highness on just two previous occasions).

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10. Green Sheen

While the princess has yet to wear this iridescent emerald green dress for holiday celebrations, the ‘Falconetti’ by Vampire’s Wife would be seriously holiday apropos. Shiny, metallic and ruffled, the dress would work well at a seasonal soiree or glitzy holiday bash. Shop the dress HERE

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11. Dazzling at a Diplomatic Dinner

Tiara? Check. Royal Jewels? Check. Beaded Ballgown? Check. The princess marked off all the prerequisites for a pretty party ensemble and looked ravishing in red for a Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham palace in December 2016. For the posh palace affair, Kate wore a sequined bodice and cap sleeve tulle Jenny Packham gown.

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12. Holiday Ready

While not worn for the holiday season, Kate’s retro-minded Marchesa Notte is one of her most stunning cocktail dresses. Designed in a decadent burgundy, the playful gown has a sheer panel with a full tulle skirt and rosette motifs. The swingy and voluminous skirt is both fun and festive — perfect for a splashy seasonal gathering or twinkling holiday bash.

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