Another subtle nod to the unusual custody arrangement was in the 1996 divorce agreements between the Duke and Duchess of Wales, Prince Charles and Diana, and the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.
Her simplistic and elegant outfit evoked memories of Princess Diana who also wore a grey coat while at Balmoral in 1981.
Kate has been on maternity leave since the birth of Prince Louis in April, and has only appeared in public a handful of times since.
She is anticipated to resume her royal work in the fall, though no new engagements have been announced. The family has been laying low at their country home, Anmer Hall, where George and Charlotte spent the first few years of their life before relocating to London. This means that George, Charlotte and Louis' custody belongs to their great-grandmother and not their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
As it was further explained, Diana's wish for her brother and mother to become William and Harry's legal guardian in her will was ignored because she did not have the final say on her sons' upbringing or the "care and control" of them.
Crathie Kirk is located near Balmoral castle in Aberdeenshire, where the Queen now resides during her annual summer holiday. The trip is more than a typical royal vacation, though-it's also a milestone moment for Prince George.
Princess Anne, Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor were also seen leaving the service, and drove off in separate cars with their family. However their son, Viscount Severn, 10, did not join his family for the church service. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have limited parental control over their future heirs, according to a centuries-old law.