The sweet detail you missed in the Cambridges’ Christmas card

Kate Middleton and Prince William have released a family photo for Christmas 2021, and it's a good one.

Taken earlier in the year during a trip to Jordan, it features the royal couple, surrounded by their children Princes George and Louise and Princess Charlotte, sitting in the desert and smiling at the camera.

Naturally, it went viral within minutes, with royal fans particularly loving the likeness between Princess Charlotte and her grandmother Queen Elizabeth as a child.

One cute detail you might not have noticed is that Charlotte is wearing the exact same plimsolls as her little brother Louis.

They are by kidswear label Hampton Canvas, which is sold on Trotters - also worn in the past by George - and cost just £28. They are the same pair Charlotte wore in her official fourth birthday portrait.

Navy Hampton Canvas Plum Plimsolls, from £28 at Trotters

Navy Hampton Canvas Plum Plimsolls, from £28 at Trotters
These stylish 'retro' canvas kids' shoes by Hampton Canvas are handmade in Europe and available in a broad range of colours. They are elasticated for ease and comfort.

This isn't the first time the Duchess has dresses her kids in the same clothes, since Louis has worn plenty of (chic) hand-me-downs from his brother. She clearly makes sure they don't go to waste, since they are only worn by each child for a short amount of time.

In the picture, the whole family is dressed in blues and khakis, with Princess Charlotte's blue gingham Mango dress in particular sending searched for gingham dresses soaring by over 300%. A future style icon in the making.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.