The British Royal Family was out in force and fully united at the Christmas Church Service in Norfolk today. Continuing his Mother’s tradition, King Charles III hosted the extended Royal Family at the Sandringham Estate where Prince Louis of Wales made his debut at the Christmas service Walk.
The Royal Family attended the Christmas service at St Mary Magdalene Church, on the grounds of the monarch’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
Sandringham Estate has been the British Monarch’s private estate for almost 160 years and has played a key role in the modern history of the Royal Family. King George VI died at the estate in 1952. Queen Elizabeth II spent her winter break at the estate every year since becoming the Queen. Prince Philip chose a cottage on the estate for his retirement in 2017. The Prince and Princess of Wales have a country home on the grounds of the estate that their children love.
It was lovely to see King Charles III manage the transition in the family so seamlessly. Shortly before 11 AM, the sound of the church organ rang out as members of the Royal Family made the short walk from Sandringham House to the church. Queen Elizabeth II hosted 32 Christmases at Sandringham up to 2019.In 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. Today marked another first of the new reign.
Earlier this week, Kensington Palace released a video ahead of the broadcast of the ‘Together at Christmas’ carol service hosted by the Princess of Wales, in which Catherine said,
“This Christmas will be our first without her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty held Christmas close to her heart as a time that brought people together and reminded us of the importance of faith, friendship and family and to show empathy and compassion”.
🎨 by George pic.twitter.com/59wXHYx0vb
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) December 25, 2022
Earlier in the morning, brightening everyone’s Christmas day, Kensington Palace shared a painting of reindeer made by Prince George.
Joining the King and Queen and The Wales family were the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
Keeping the spirit of the festival season alive, King Charles let his young brother Prince Andrew join them for the service. Andrew’s daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were also present with their husbands. Princess Beatrice’s stepson Wolfie was also in attendance.
Zara and Mike Tindall joined the Royal family with their daughter while Peter Phillips was also joined by his daughters. The big missing name today was Peter and Zara’s mother Princess Royal, Anne.
So much love and sweet affection that prince Louis shows to us when he tries to run just to give the bucket of flowers to his sister, Princess Charlotte 🤴👸💕💐💐 🌹repost from @royalinstablog Instagram ❤️#princelouis #PrincessCharlotte #RoyalFamily #Christmas #sandringham pic.twitter.com/0flQk4WmIV
— cutie pie cheesecake (@Purple25Pie) December 26, 2022
Once again, little Prince Louis was the show stealer as expected. He charmed the well-wishers with his innocent behaviour while he enjoyed his first Christmas walk.
Prince Louis: CHARLOTTE!
The public: awwwwww
Boss baby doing boss baby things☺️pic.twitter.com/fH7tw53dyh
— Isa (@isaguor) December 26, 2022
It was also King Charles III’s first Christmas message this year. Remembering his Mother and Father, King Charles said, “I’m standing here in this exquisite chapel of St George at Windsor Castle, so close to where my beloved mother, the late Queen, is laid to rest with my dear father…Christmas is a particularly poignant time for all of us who have lost loved ones.”
Heading towards The Princess of Wales’s style of the day – Catherine looked lovely in a green outfit. The Princess of Wales wore her Alexander McQueen olive coat. that she first wore in January 2020 during a visit to Bradford. The long bespoke coat features a structured Miliary silhouette with a high neckline.
A look at Catherine wearing the coat in 2020.
Underneath the coat, The Princess of Wales wore her khaki Mango Ribbed Knitted Midi Dress that she first wore in November 2022 when she visited Colham Manor Children’s Centre in Hillingdon.
The Princess of Wales was wearing Sezane Dina Earrings today. Thanks to ufonomore for the id.
After a long time, we saw the Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ Clutch back in Catherine’s hands.
The Princess of Wales was wearing a pair of Dents Evelyn Women’s Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves. Thanks to Shannon via Middleton Mavon for the id.
Princess Charlotte of Wales was wearing her burgundy shade Trotters Heritage Classic Coat that she also wore at the last week’s ‘Together At Christmas’ Carol service. The $197 coat is described as, “A new addition this season, our beautifully smart woollen Classic Coat now comes in a festive red colourway and is a must-have to get you through the colder months. Made from 100% wool, it also features tonal velvet trims on the collar, pockets and matching velvet-covered buttons.” Currently available in three shades.
While Prince George of Wales was looking dapper in a navy suit like Daddy William, Prince Louis made a stylish debut with Trotters Classic Longline double-breasted coat. Thanks to Bojana for the id. The coat is currently available in 4 shades.
This marks the official ending of the year for the British Royal Family. They will be spending the winter break privately at private homes in various corners of the country. The Prince and Princess of Wales might be staying at their Anmer hall on the grounds of Sandringham Estate.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are on school break until January 11th. The family will be returning to the Adelaide Cottage on Windsor grounds shortly before school starts. Princess Catherine will be celebrating her 41st birthday on January 09th privately. We might see the Prince and Princess of Wales at the first Sunday service of the new year – another tradition that Queen Elizabeth II had. The Princess of Wales will be returning to official duties sometime around mid-January.
And with this, we will also conclude the Royal year of RegalFille. Thank you so much for another lovely year and for standing by my side and supporting the blog. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Will see you in 2023.