Royal fans got an extra special treat on Christmas morning when George, 6, and Charlotte, 4, took part in the royal family’s annual walk to church services in the English countryside for the first time.
The brother – sister duo joined parents Kate Middleton and Prince William and grandpa Prince Charles on Wednesday as they walked with the rest of the royal family to the Church on Wednesday on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk, about 100 miles north of London. The Royal parents held their children’s hands as they made their way into the church service.
Princess Charlotte excitedly looked on as they passed well-wishers during their walk. They young royal wore a dark green coat by Amaia, which coordinated with mom Kate’s green hat and green suede pumps (Kate also wore a long gray coat with a faux fur collar by Catherine Walker & Co). prince George wore a navy blazer over a blue sweater and collared shirt, which matched dad William’s blue coat and pants.
Prince Louis, 1, who is too young for the excursion, is likely being looked after by family’s trusted nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, at the family’s nearby home of Anmer Hall. Both Prince William and Prince Harry made their royal Christmas debuts at 5 years old.
Charlotte and George weren’t the only ones making their Christmas walk debut. Princess Beatrice’s finance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi accompanied his bride-to-be to the church service. Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank also attended. The royal sister’s father Prince Andrew, who is dealing with the aftermath of his friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, skipped the public walk and attended an earlier church service with Charles and the Queen.
The Queen arrived to the 11 a.m. service by car. She was joined by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Anne. The monarch also attended an earlier service with son Prince Andrew, who avoided the public walk to church for the later service.
The Queen’s husband Prince Philips, who was recently released from the hospital, remained home at their nearby Sandringham home.
After church, the royals will gather at the Queen’s Sandringham home for a lunch of roast turkey followed by steamed fruit pudding, before they all sit down to watch the Queen’s annual televised address to the nation at 3 p.m.