Kate Middleton joins the King at Christmas Day church service in Sandringham
The Princess of Wales looked elegant in khaki as she joined Prince William, the King and the rest of the Royal Family at today’s Christmas service at Sandringham.
Kate Middleton, 40, smiled as she held the hand of her youngest son, four-year-old Prince Louis, as she walked with Prince William, 40, Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte on their way to the St Mary Magdalene church on the Norfolk Estate. .
The mother-of-three looked typically chic in a festive coat she’s worn before, believed to be by British designer Alexander McQueen, teamed with a Philip Treacy hat containing a feather and dangling earrings by French label Sézane as the group walked. towards the Service.
The thrifty royal recycled the military-style coat to attend an engagement at Bradford town hall in January 2020, shortly after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were stepping down as royals.
The Princess of Wales, 40, looked stylish as ever in a khaki coat, fedora with a feather and dangling earrings as she joined the royal family for a Christmas Day service at St Mary’s Church. Madeleine at Sandringham, Norfolk.
Today, the princess paired her structured coat with bespoke knee-high heeled black boots by Gianvito Rossi.
Wearing her thick brown locks loose and cascading to her shoulders, she pushed them out of her face and opted for minimal makeup to enhance her natural beauty.
This is the first Christmas at Sandringham in two years after the late Queen stayed in Windsor for Christmas 2020 and Christmas 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the first time the family has spent the holidays without the deceased. Monarch.
The Princess of Wales beamed with happiness as she walked to the service with her husband, ahead of the other members of the royal family.
She looked dapper in her festive attire as she greeted well-wishers who traveled to Norfolk today.
The mother of three strutted down the driveway, with her son, Prince Louis, beaming with pride at her side.
Picture perfect family! The Prince and Princess of Wales smiled as they walked to the church with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis for the Christmas Day service.
The Prince and Princess of Wales took part in the Christmas Day walk with their three children as they met well-wishers at Sandringham.
It is the first time that the youngest of the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales has attended, with Prince Louis walking proudly alongside his older siblings and parents.
At four years old, and after stealing the show during the last Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in June, she is old enough to attend the service.
Although they are much older than him, it is only the second time Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, have attended, due to cancellations for 2020 and 2021 at the height of the covid-19 pandemic.
Hundreds of supporters have been lining up since early morning to see members of the royal family and waved excitedly as the King and Queen Consort made their way to the church.
Prince Louis could be seen wearing shorts on a balmy Christmas day and holding his mother’s hand as the Prince and Princess of Wales walked behind the King and Queen Consort on their way to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. .
The bittersweet occasion saw the family put on a show of unity as they celebrated the first Christmas since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on September 8.
It is the first time that King Carlos III has organized the event, marking the beginning of a new era for royalty.
The Prince and Princess of Wales are staying with the King and Queen Consort over the Christmas holidays, along with the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children.
Speaking ahead of the celebrations, Mike Tindall admitted that the Royal Family’s first Christmas without the Queen will be “very different” as he opened up about her family’s holiday plans on her podcast The good, the bad and rugbywhich he co-hosts with James Haskell and Alex Payne.
While filming a Christmas special of the show for YouTube, Mike, who appeared on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here earlier this month, was seen dressed in a Santa hat and wrapped in tinsel string.
Asked by host Alex Payne if Christmas for the royals would be “very different”, Mike replied: “Yeah, it probably will.” I don’t know, I’m looking forward to it.
“Obviously, there are a lot of changes, there are a lot of firsts.”
This year will mark the first time King Charles has delivered a Christmas address to the nation, something the Queen did every year of her 70-year reign.
He is expected to speak movingly about Queen Elizabeth in his first Christmas message to be broadcast today at 3:00 p.m.
Kate, a 40-year-old mother of three, held the hand of her youngest son Louis as she walked with her daughter, Princess Charlotte, to church.
A brotherly gesture! Nine-year-old Prince George reached out to his younger brother, four-year-old Prince Louis, as the family from Wales made their way to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.
The broadcast was produced by BBC Studios Events rather than ITV, who fell to recording the King’s first festive speech under a rotating production system between the BBC, ITV and Sky News.
The royal family is believed to have opted for the BBC because they have “experience of filming in St George’s Chapel this year”.
Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith said The times that The Monarch has invited the Duchess of York to spend Christmas at Sandringham with the rest of the family for the first time since her divorce from Prince Andrew.
Meanwhile, the Duke of York will also be spending Christmas on the royal estate, but he did not turn up this morning for the public walk to church.
Yesterday the country watched as the family put on a show of unity at Kate’s Together at Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey.
The event, which was recorded on December 15, was broadcast on ITV at 7:30 p.m. last night on Christmas Eve.
Before the event, the Princess of Wales revealed that the moving concert had been dedicated to the late Queen, “and to all those who are sadly no longer with us.”
In an introduction shared ahead of the concert broadcast, Kate emotionally spoke about the late Monarch’s affinity with the festive period “as a time that brings people together and reminds us of all important values.”
The 40-year-old royal held her first event last year, which was so successful that she decided to bring it back, with the likelihood of it becoming an annual event. She said: ‘Last year’s event reminded me of what I love most about Christmas, seeing people come together, celebrate and experience special moments, all while thinking about the year that has passed.
“This Christmas will be the 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 of showing empathy and compassion.”
This year, the Princess invited hundreds of “inspirational individuals” to the service to recognize their contributions across the country.
She described them as: “Those who show the power of connection and community values, allowing us to continue Her Majesty’s tradition of recognizing and thanking those who have gone above and beyond to support others.”
He added: ‘Her Majesty leaves us an incredible legacy and one that has deeply inspired many of us. This year’s Christmas carol service is dedicated to her and to all those who are sadly no longer with us.
“So even though Christmas will feel a lot different this year, we can still look back on the memories and traditions we shared.
“Take time to slow down and celebrate with family and friends all the wonderful things that make Christmas so special.”
Wearing a £400 black sequined knit cropped cardigan, from Self Portrait, she recorded the message last week during a visit to the Abbey amid final preparations for the service.
Supported by the Royal Foundation, the service was held at Westminster Abbey on December 15 and was attended by scores of royals, including Their Majesties the King and Queen Consort.
The program was narrated by Catherine Zeta-Jones and featured tributes to Her Majesty The Queen and short films highlighting people doing what they can to support others.
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