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In an unprecedented move, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent Christmas with Catherine's family in Bucklebury, England, a three-hour drive from Sandringham, where Prince William spent Christmas for roughly 30 years.
The family of four was joined by the Middletons -- Michael and Carole, James, Pippa and her fiancé, James Matthews. The group attended Christmas service at St. Mark's in Buckelbury, where Pippa and her beloved will wed next May.
The temperature in Bucklebury this morning was around 54 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing for Catherine to wear heels instead of her go-to suede boots.
According to What Kate Wore, Catherine wore her "Celeste" coat by Hobbs, one royal watchers have seen on several occasions in the past, including Christmas 2012.
Royal watchers note that although the Queen gave her blessing for William to spend Christmas with the Middletons, it's a sign that the tradition most members of the royal family hold dear may soon be a thing of the past.
"Make no mistake," the Daily Mail's Michael Thornton wrote, "William’s decision to spend Christmas Day with the Middleton family reflects the way he wants to live – as a modern royal who is not hidebound by tradition and who enjoys the less formal lifestyle of his wife’s family who epitomise aspirational middle-class families across the country."