Prince Charles, Prince Andrew speak on way to Christmas service at Sandringham

Prince Charles, Prince Andrew speak on way to Christmas service at Sandringham

Last year, Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas speech highlighted how eventful 2018 was for the world and the Royal Family.

George and Charlotte joined other members of the royal family.

"The royals walking to church on Christmas Day is a rite of passage and so William and Kate didn't want to expose their children too early, but they feel they're old enough now".

The Queen addressed the nation surrounded by a selection of photographs of her family including of her father George VI, her son Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and Prince William, his wife Catherine and their children - her father and likely successors.

The 59-year-old - who is also known as the Duke of York - walked to St Mary Magdalene Church alongside his older brother, Prince Charles.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are celebrating their son Archie's first Christmas, who's the eighth great-grandchild of the Queen, in Vancouver, Canada.

For Christmas day Charlotte, 4, wore a dark green Amaia coat to match Kate's green hat and green suede pumps.

The royals were greeted by several hundred well-wishers who had gathered outside the church grounds.

George, six, and four-year-old Charlotte walked the short distance from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene Church hand in hand with their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

If that wasn't enough, Charlotte went on and broke the internet when she hugged a woman in a wheelchair. She said the flamingo was called Felicity but that Charlotte was free to give it another name.

Her trips overseas are becoming increasingly rare, but she made one in June to attend the 75th anniversary commemorations in France.

Boxing Day sales are expected to be down by £200 million this year amid climate change fears, according to the i. She emphasised the need for forgiveness and reconciliation and admitted it had been a hard year.

"The path, of course, is not always smooth, and may at times this year have felt quite bumpy", she says.

The Queen walked unaided down the church steps after the service and left in her chauffeured auto with Sophie. She came over with her mum.

He had spent four nights at the King Edward VII Hospital in London to receive treatment for a "pre-existing condition".

Andrew, 59, was ousted from royal duties after attempting to justify his close friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

In the adorable footage, a royal aide can be seen leaning in to take the flowers off Princess Charlotte, but she had other ideas.

Epstein, who had been charged with trafficking dozens of underage girls, committed suicide in jail in August this year.

The royal family attended the service after a gala at the Queen's palatial countryside retreat.

The family has also endured what many close observers think is a rift between William and Harry.

The British royal family traditionally attends church service at Sandringham, their central England country estate, and the list of those attending is closely watched for signs of Buckingham Palace politics.

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