Royal Christmas is one of the biggest traditions of the Royal Calendar that ends the royal year on a happy note. As expected the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Christmas Church Service with the Queen and the members of the Royal Family at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. This is the couple’s ninth Christmas as a married couple.
The new adorable additions were Prince George and Princess Charlotte who attended the Christmas Church Service with family for the first time. This new tradition is going to help George and Charlotte in the long run as a life of a royal who spends most of the time in the public eye. The relaxed and casual setting of the public gathering will help them ease up in the public eye. Prince Louis will also join the elder siblings in the next few years.
The Royal Watchers were eagerly waiting for this moment. The kids were walking hand in hand with their parents while joined by the proud Grandpa Wales. Princess Charlotte is matching with Mummy in a matching green Amaia Kids Razorbil coat (Id by fabulous friend Gabi on Twitter). We had this sweet debut of Cambridge siblings after another much-awaited surprise.
Last night we got the early Christmas present from William and Catherine in the form of a Christmas Picture. The couple released a family picture in which Dad Prince William is kissing the youngest gem of the family Prince Louis, while elder sister Princess Charlotte has a protective hand on Louis’ shoulder. Prince George looks happy and relaxes after a sport time sitting in a chair. The black and white picture was clicked by the Duchess of Cambridge at the couple’s country residence Anmer Hall in Norfolk this spring.
The Queen spends Christmas holidays at her country residence Sandringham with Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and other members of the royal family. She arrived at the Church in a car along with the Duchess of Cornwall. Every year we saw the members of the royal family walking down to the St. Mary Magdalene Church for the service. Ahead of the service, today crowd gathered outside the church where they will meet and greet the members of the royal family. This year the Queen, Charles, and Camilla were joined by the Cambridges, Wessex family, Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice, and her Fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timoty Laurence.
St Mary Magdalene Church is a church in Sandringham, Norfolk located just to the northwest of Sandringham House. The parish church of St Mary Magdalene has held memorials to many members and relations of the Royal Family from Queen Victoria onwards. It is used regularly as a place of worship by the Royal Family and Estate staff. Princess Diana of Wales and her granddaughter Princess Charlotte of Cambridge were christened at the Church.
The Duchess revealed in the BBC One special ‘A Berry Royal Christmas’ that the family opens the Christmas presents on Christmas eve. It was also reported that the whole family gathered at Queen’s residence to watch the Queen’s annual Christmas Speech.
The Queen looked lovely in red.
After the service, the members of the royal family greeted the public gathered outside the church. Prince George was accompanied by Dad William while Mummy Catherine guided little Charlotte during the meet and greet.
Another picture of the family leaving the Church. Before leaving the church Catherine crouched down to the explain something to Charlotte to which she nodded deftly.
Both George and Charlotte were amazingly cute during the public meet. This cute moment was captured from a BBC News clip when a lady asked for a hug and Charlotte hugged the lady oh so shyly but with a smile on her face.
During the walkabout, Charlotte received many gifts from well-wishers. A lovely Twitter user Karen Anvil got a special doll for the little Princess. This picture was captured by Karen Anvil during the walkabout. From Daily Mail’s report,
Fans praised Charlotte’s ‘impeccable’ manners and ‘cheeky’ persona as they gifted her presents including a teddy and a pink flamingo toy.
Karen Anvil, who famously took a picture of the ‘Fab Four’ – the Cambridges and Sussexes two years ago – gifted Charlotte a doll this morning. Ms Anvil then captured a photo of the four-year-old. Ms Anvil told Sky News: ‘She came over with her mum, she liked the doll. Her manners are outstanding – but she’s cheeky, she wasn’t at all scared.’ She said Prince George’s manners were also ‘perfect’
The kids simply stole the hearts of the watchers today without even trying. This lovely shot of Duchess with Princess Charlotte is everything.
During the walkabout, little Charlotte was presented with an inflatable pink flamingo which she was holding during the walk back home.
A video of the family leaving the Church. Don’t miss Charlott curtsying to her Gan-Gan.
For the church service, the Duchess of Cambridge debut a new coat.
She was wearing a grey long coat with fur detailing at the collars and cuffs.
It looks like the Custom version of Catherine Walker’s Larrisa coat dress that is described as, “Luxurious, mocha mohair and faux fur lends a distinctly wintry Russian aesthetic to this beautifully tailored coatdress. The pleated faux fur skirt nipped at the waist and sumptuous collar will keep winter at bay”. I will update the post when we get any further information.
Eagle-eyed Emma spotted Catherine’s MICHAEL KORS Women’s Midi Shirt Dress in Joule Green that she first wore in March this year during a visit to Blackpool.
Catherine paired the outfit with green accessories. She was wearing her Lock & Co hat that she first wore at the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Catherine finished her look with Kiki McDonough Candy Mini Green Amethyst Smooth Cut Stones Earrings that she first wore for a reception in Belfast in February 2019.
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen carrying her Emmy London’s Natasha Greenery & Gold Clutch that carried at the Anzac Day Service in April 2019 and in October 2019 when Duchess of Cambridge met the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George came together to make Christmas puddings at Buckingham Palace as part of a Royal British Legion initiative.
Watch this clip as Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses take part in the pudding stir. pic.twitter.com/i3Xx2DtxhR
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 24, 2019
Earlier this week we also came to know that Prince George joined the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William for the launch of The British Royal Legion’s ‘Together at Christmas’ campaign. Palace released a video of the engagement later on.
This was the last appearance of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Cambridge kids in 2019. With George and Charlotte’s debut Christmas walk we had a Royally cute and adorable end of the decade.
Now we will see the family in the new decade in January 2020 hopefully at the Sunday Church Service that has become a sort of family ritual for William and Catherine. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you soon in next year with new Cambridge adventures!!