Prince George, Princess Charlotte join royal Christmas walk for first time

The royal family had two adorable new additions to their traditional Christmas Day church service!

Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, held hands with Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as they joined their parents for the first time in the royal family’s annual short walk from Sandringham House to St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk, England.

Royals attends Christmas Day Church service

George and Charlotte were also joined by their grandfather, Prince Charles, who walked alongside their proud parents as they greeted the crowd during the public event.

Their younger brother, Prince Louis, 1, stayed back at the house as his royal siblings got their first experience of the annual tradition.

Image: The Royal Family Attend Church On Christmas Day

The church is the location where many royals have been baptized over the years, including Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana, as well as Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Charlotte.


The sweet family moment came after Kensington Palace released a cute, black-and-white family photo on Christmas Eve of William planting a kiss on Louis’ cheek as Charlotte and George look on.

“Merry Christmas!This photograph of The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge in Norfolk earlier this year. We wish all our followers a very happy and relaxing Christmas Day,” the palace wrote.

The young royals were also joined on Wednesday by their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, 93, who arrived wearing a red coat and hat while being driven in a maroon Bentley with Prince Charles’ wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.

Royals attends Christmas Day Church service

George also had some fun with his great-grandmother in the days leading up to the holiday, making Christmas pudding with her alongside his father and grandfather.

The Royal Family Attend Church On Christmas Day

The queen’s husband, Prince Philip, 98, did not attend services after being released from the hospital on Christmas Eve. He was admitted to a London hospital in a planned visit on Friday for “observation and treatment,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, also were not in attendance, as they are taking an extended break with their baby son Archie and spending the holidays in Canada.

Now that George and Charlotte have experienced the royal tradition for the first time, they can get back to a tradition that they have enjoyed before — playing with their Christmas presents!