For the first time, Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined the royal family for Christmas service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk, England. Charlotte and her grandmother, the Princess of Wales, were both christened at the church, which it situated on the grounds of the Queen's Sandringham estate.
Crowds lined the path from Sandringham House to watch the royals walk to and from church, although the Queen always takes a car (and is joined by her daughter in law, the Countess of Wessex). This year Prince Andrew opted to stay behind at the house with Prince Philip, who spent a few days in hospital. Andrew did attend a private service earlier this morning, according to CNN.
Once the family emerged from church, they gathered on the steps to see the Queen off with a customary curtsy/bow.
William and Kate took the kids to meet well-wishers who had flowers, toys and cards. At first Charlotte was a little shy and hid behind Kate's Catherine Walker coat, but she warmed up. One person in the crowd, Karen Anvil, told Sky News that the kids behaved perfectly.
"Charlotte came over with her mum, she liked the doll [I gave her]. Her manners are outstanding -- but she's cheeky, she wasn't at all scared," Anvil told the news outlet, adding that George's manners are "perfect."
Kate accessorized her coat with Emmy London green stacked shoes, a matching green hat and Kiki McDonough earrings.
Little Louis didn't attend church with the family. He was back at the house with the kids' nanny, Maria. He was, however, the star of the Cambridges' Christmas card, which was taken by the Duchess of Cambridge at the family's country home, Anmer Hall, and released yesterday by Kensington Palace.