Since rumours of a rift between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex began, many have wondered why the palace, which came out with a rare official statement to deny just one particular report, didn't organise an outing for both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to attend to finally put the damning reports to bed.
But on Christmas Day it finally happened with Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and Meghan walking together to the royal family's Christmas Day service at Sandringham Church.
All eyes were on the duchesses, who both opted for monochromatic outfits and long coats. Kate wore a crimson '40s-style Catherine Walker design, paired with matching accessories: a bordeaux Bayswater clutch by Mulberry, Bordeaux Gianvito Rossi heels and the 'halo headband' by milliner Jane Taylor.
Meghan wore navy all over, pairing a navy sheath dress with a Victoria Beckham coat and purse and an ombré-feathered fascinator in the same shade of blue. Instead of her signature pumps, the pregnant Duchess wore boots, also by her designer friend Beckham.
However, despite their incredibly chic ensembles, for once royal watchers were almost too distracted to notice what Kate and Meghan were wearing, instead, watching the pair for any signs of a strained or forced outing.
As they walked, the duchesses could be seen laughing, talking and smiling at each other and in a Twitter video, Meghan is shown putting her hand on Kate's back as they leave the church:
After the service, the royal family spent the day at the Queen's Norfolk Estate where Harry and Meghan stayed overnight. William and Kate took their three children and stayed down the road at Anmer Hall, despite last year staying under the same roof as the rest of the clan.
Now that Kate and Meghan have shown a united front amid all the gossip, now just one question remains: what did the Queen get for Christmas?
This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia