Earlier this month, Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined the remainder of the royal family for a carol service at Westminster Abbey organized by their mom, Kate Middleton. Last night, this system was broadcast on TV, and the young royals were seen singing along to the festive music, and today, George and Charlotte are participating in one other royal tradition, joining their family for the annual walk to church on Sandringham Estate. While little Prince Louis was likely deemed too young for the service, today, he made his royal Christmas debut.
For the occasion, Princess Charlotte wore a cranberry coat, while Prince George looked quite smart in a navy suit and blue tie, which matched his father. Prince Louis was seen sporting a navy coat likely over shorts with tall socks, as is usually tradition for young princes.
The entire Wales family on Christmas morning.
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This 12 months marks the royal family’s first Christmas without Queen Elizabeth—but they’re clearly continuing to take care of the traditions she cherished. On Christmas Eve, the royal family exchanges gag gifts within the early evening and attends church services on Christmas morning. They’ve not spent the vacation at Sandringham the past two years attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in 2022, the Windsors once more gathered on the Norfolk estate for the winter festivities.
While this can be a milestone 12 months for little Louis, this shouldn’t be Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s first time joining the royal walk. In 2019, they joined their parents for the primary time—Princess Charlotte was just 4 years old.
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Their dad, Prince William, first participated within the Christmas walk at age five in 1987.
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