This Is the First Time Kate Middleton Has Been Photographed with Meghan Markle

What better time than Christmas to kick off their public friendship?

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Kate Middleton arrived for Christmas service today with her family, looking her most festive in a $2,197.50 Miu Miu red and green plaid coat. (According to Daily Mail, this tartan look has some deep symbolism to it: the outlet called it a nod to the "secret trips she took to Anstruther in Scotland with her then-fiancé Prince William." She may be channeling that in homage to Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle, who arrived at church together for their first royal Christmas as a couple.)

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The event marks her first appearance with Markle. She and Prince William were photographed beside the couple, and KMidd and Markle had a moment in front of the cameras:

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Middleton's coat also offers the best glimpse yet of her baby bump as the spring due date for royal baby #3 nears. Very chic, but gorgeous maternity coats are kind of KMidd's thing. The Miu Miu coat is now sold out.

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The only thing missing this year is Princess Charlotte and Prince George. The Duchess of Cambridge was notably photographed with Charlotte last year, and the two's outfits were the cutest:

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