First media photos of Harry, Meghan, Kate, and William on Christmas morning at Sandringham
On December 25, the British Royals attended the Christmas Morning church service at Sandringham. Duchesses Meghan and Kate were pictured smiling and chatting together as they arrived.
Also in attendance were their respective husbands, Prince Harry, and Prince William. Prince Charles was also seen walking and smiling with the group with his wife Duchess Camilla.
The Royal Family was greeted by adoring fans as they walked to St Mary Magdalene Church. The church is a short walk from Sandringham House on the Royal Family's Norfolk estate.
Duchesses Kate, 36, and Meghan, 37, were with their husbands Princes William, 36, and Harry, 34, despite rumors of a “rift” between the couples. The Duchesses were dressed in similar attire but in different colors.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Kate looked dazzling in burgundy while pregnant Meghan wore discreet black.
Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan, Duchess Catherine and Prince William - arriving at Sandringham on #ChristmasDay— Derek Momodu (@DelMody) December 25, 2018
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The Royal’s fans braved the cold to catch a glimpse of the famous couples. Prince Charles was also seen walking with the foursome and he was all smiles despite being without his wife Duchess Camilla.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - attend the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on #ChristmasDay - via @PAhttps://t.co/ygrGzOPtu3 pic.twitter.com/9hDyBTrmOu— Derek Momodu (@DelMody) December 25, 2018
Camilla also missed an appearance at the Olympia Horse Show last week. She’s said to be recovering from a heavy cold.
The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, is not at church today. BP tell me there is no cause for concern and no illness. He’s retired from public life and will be spending the day privately with his family.— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) December 25, 2018
Another person who wasn’t present for the short walk was the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip. It was reported that he was in good health and would spend the day relaxing privately with his family.
The Duchess of Cornwall isn’t at church either today. She is still under the weather with the heavy cold that saw her cancel an engagement before Christmas and miss the BP lunch.— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) December 25, 2018
Meghan was seen walking arm-in-arm with her husband as they walked past the well-wishers who called out “Merry Christmas.” Some fans brought along bouquets of flowers while some were seen wearing Santa hats to celebrate Christmas Day.
Merry Christmas to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children and to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and of course to all the staff who work each day to give us the Royal news.— Nathalie (@MmedeParis) December 25, 2018
Behind the main group, Peter Phillips walked up holding the hands of his daughters Savannah and Isla. They were followed by Princess Beatrice and Peter’s wife Autumn Phillips.
#MerryChristmas. It's great seeing Prince Charles with his sons and daughter in laws on the walk to church. It's an extra treat seeing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex looking happy and festive on Christmas just a few months ahead of welcoming their 1st child. 🎄— Erikk_the_Dane™ (@Erikk_the_Dane2) December 25, 2018
Next up was Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank. Towards the back of the group were the Earl and Countess of Wessex with their children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and Zara and Mike Tindall.
The Queen didn’t walk but arrived at the church in her state limousine.
Merry Christmas!— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 25, 2018
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Duchess Meghan will be enjoying her first Christmas as a member of the Royal Family. However, she had the pleasure of spending time with the Royal’s last year on the same day.
At the time, she had become the first non-married partner to be invited to Christmas lunch at Sandringham with the Queen.