Kate Middleton Dons Hat, Wellies For Football On Christmas Eve 2011 (PHOTOS)

Royal jeans alert!

We were delighted as soon as we spotted these pics on Lynn News of Kate Middleton enjoying a more casual Christmas.

While photos of the Duchess looking lovely in plum at Christmas services were already released, we were wondering what Kate was doing with -- and wearing in -- her downtime.

Bundled up in a L.K. Bennett Darwin sheepskin jacket in chocolate brown and blue jeans, Kate joined Wills, Prince Harry and Prince Charles and watched the boys play a game of football (that's soccer to us Americans) on Christmas eve in a mysterious but muddy British locale. She kept cozy underneath in a cream-colored Temperly honeycomb tunic and in a pair of green Wellies (Harry had matching ones!).

And the crowning touch? Her brown, wide-brimmed fedora. Fab!

Catherine's football look reminds us of the last time she dressed country western, albeit more literally -- at the Calgary Rodeo this summer.

Kate, we're hoping next year you get in the game yourself -- we're dying for some pics of you in a football uniform!

Check out the photos below, and see more at Lynn News.