Kate Middleton with son George
Just a few minutes ago, the Christmas service began in the church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, which was traditionally attended by members of the British royal family: Kate Middleton and Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles with his wife Camilla, Prince Andrew (despite rumors of sex scandal with his participation, he appeared both at the annual christmas dinner Queen Elizabeth, and in the church service itself), Earl Edward with his wife Sophie, daughter Louise Windsor and son James, Princess Beatrice with the groom Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi, Princess Anna with her husband Timothy Lawrence and many others. For the first time, the Dukes of Cambridge took their eldest children: the six-year-old Prince George and the four-year-old Princess Charlotte.
Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Princes William and George
Kate Middleton with daughter Charlotte
Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince Charles, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Princes William and George
Kate Middleton with son George and daughter Charlotte
On the way, they greeted a large crowd of people gathered near the church to see the representatives of the royal family with their own eyes.
Queen Elizabeth also arrived at the church – she came to serve in the same car with her sister Princess Anna and the Duchess Camilla. Queen's 98-year-old husband, Prince Philip, who was discharged from the hospital the day before Christmas, missed the service this time and stayed at home to wait for his family.
Prince Andrew did not get into the lenses of reporters today. In order not to attract too much attention, the Queen’s middle son, involved in the sex scandal surrounding Jeffrey Epstein, he did not go out to the press and the people gathered near the church. Instead, he arrived at the church a little earlier than the rest, so he went unnoticed.
Earl Edward with wife Sophie, daughter Louise Windsor and son James, Princess Beatrice with her fiance Edoardo Mapelli-MozziPrincess Anne and Duchess Camilla
Like was expectedMeghan Markle, Prince Harry and their son archie did not appear in the service. Long before Christmas, it became known that the Dukes of Sussex would not attend the ceremony at the church and would hold the celebration in a more chamber, family setting. Megan, Harry and Archie flew to Canada for Christmas to celebrate it with Duchess's mother Doria Ragland.
They like to share the warmth of the Canadian people and the beauty of the landscape with their little son,
– said the official representative of the dukes.
In their official Instagram account, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have already congratulated all Catholics on the holiday:
Wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Princes William and George
Queen Elizabeth II
First the news blogger Encore shared with SPLETNIK.RU.