Kate Middleton and Prince William introduced Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the Christmas Day church tradition for the first time in 2019, to the delight of royal fans
Royal fans are hoping to see the Queen, Charles, Camilla, the Cambridges and the rest of the family making their traditional walk to church on Christmas morning this year.
In 2020, in line with lockdown restrictions, they were forced to spend the day apart without their usual royal routines.
If restrictions allow, The Firm will head to Sandringham later this month to join the Queen for her first Christmas without her beloved husband, Prince Philip.
If they do, it’s likely they’ll all join together to attend the morning service at St Mary Magdalene – chatting to well-wishers afterwards.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined their family for the church service for the first time in 2019, stealing the show as they mingled crowds.
However mum Kate admitted she had a huge regret from the special day – her outfit choice.
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Kate colour coordinated the family’s outfits as normal, matching her green accessories to her daughter’s smart coat.
While fans around the world loved their style, it turns out that Kate really regretted her outfit choice for the day, and even told one well-wisher she “really shouldn’t have worn” it.
She looked gorgeous in a heavy grey Catherine Walker coat, with a green hat, bag and heels.
But during a quick chat with 19-year-old fan Rachel Anvil, she admitted it was the wrong choice for the weather.
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Rachel’s mother told the Metro : “Kate was talking to my daughter about clothes and how she was feeling too hot, she said ‘I really shouldn’t have worn this’.
“I’m there talking to Charlotte about dolls and my daughter’s talking about fashion with Kate.
“It wasn’t fake it was a genuine discussion, it was about a minute but it was tailored to my daughter, it was like speaking to a friend. They are totally different with the public.”
Charlotte charmed well-wishers at the church service, chatting and smiling at her mum’s side.
She also stopped to hug Gemma Clark, who has cerebral palsy, in her wheelchair while holding a pink flamingo.
The 39-year-old had travelled from Long Sutton in Lincolnshire with her family.
She said: “It was amazing. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. I’ve never seen the Royal Family before.”
She gave Kate some roses and Charlotte an inflatable flamingo and said she seemed pleased with the gift.
“She said ‘Thank you’,” Ms Clark said, adding that the flamingo was called Felicity. “But Charlotte may call it whatever she likes now.”
“It was a birthday present,” she explained.
“My sister bought me it for my birthday and I truthfully didn’t like it but we have adventures with her.”
She said George and Charlotte were “brilliant”, adding: “This is my first time at Sandringham and I would love to do it again.”