Royal Family gathers for time-honored Christmas service at Sandringham


King Charles III and Queen Camilla, accompanied by various members of the royal family, attended the Christmas Day church service at Sandringham, a tradition followed by the royals.

Among those spotted arriving at St Mary Magdalene Church were Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

A notable presence was Prince Andrew, who made a rare appearance alongside his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. This marked her return to the family's Christmas morning church walk after more than three decades, following her breast cancer treatment earlier in the year. Alongside her were Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, and their spouses.

The gathering at Sandringham House in Norfolk attracted attention from international fans, with spectators from the United States lining up along the route to catch a glimpse of the royal family.

The King and Queen, leading the family, walked from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene Church, accompanied by younger royals, including Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, the teenage children of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, and two of Zara and Mike Tindall's children, with nine-year-old Mia Tindall looking after her cousin, Prince Louis.

Notably absent from the public eye has been Prince Andrew, who has stepped back from frontline royal duties following his connections to Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender.

This event upheld the tradition established by Queen Elizabeth II of hosting the Royal Family at Sandringham House for Christmas, with last year marking their return after the pandemic hiatus since 2019.

Additionally, to commemorate Christmas, the Prince and Princess of Wales released a new photo featuring their children, George, Charlotte, and Louis. Photo by Mark Tantrum, Wikimedia commons.

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