Prince William and Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, return to a royal family Christmas tradition.
On Sunday, William, Kate and their three children attended the holiday service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk. Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, attended the holiday service in 2019, but this year marks the debut of Prince Louis, 4.
The newly named Prince and Princess of Wales joined King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, on Christmas Day. 2022 is the first time the royals have celebrated the holiday together since the coronavirus pandemic two years ago.
Middleton was seen in a green coat and matching hat as her daughter wore a bright red dress, suitable for Christmas Day. William and George wore suits with blue ties and Louis was seen in a blue coat and knee high socks.
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Ahead of the holiday weekend, Middleton had a special message for Queen Elizabeth II at her second annual “Royal Carols: Together at Christmas” event.
She shared on Instagram: “This year’s service is dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and all those who are sadly no longer with us. Although Christmas will be very different this year, we can still reminisce. and traditions we have shared.”
“Take time to slow down and celebrate with your family and friends all the wonderful things that make Christmas so special.”
The princess looked stunning in a shimmering black jacket with gold trim as she shared: “This year we have invited hundreds of inspiring people to the service. Those who showcase the power of connectedness and community values, we continuing Her Majesty’s tradition of recognizing and thanking those who have gone above and beyond to support others Her Majesty leaves us an incredible legacy that has deeply inspired many of us.
Christmas has always been extra special for the Queen, who died aged 96 in September. The Queen has often spoken of love, charity and family in her annual Christmas speeches throughout her reign, and she gave a particularly personal speech last year, following the death of her husband Prince Philip .
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The monarch shared: “Although it is a time of great happiness and good spirits for many, Christmas can be difficult for those who have lost loved ones. This year, especially, I understand why.”
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Charles previously announced he would be hosting Christmas at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth’s estate in Norfolk, continuing the long tradition within the Royal Family.
Fox News Digital’s Cara Haladey contributed to this report