Meghan Markle attended along with other members of the royal family, Christmas day service earlier today in Sandringham. This is Meghan’s second year attending the service and first being there as an official member of the royal family. For the occasion, she wore a navy dress, coat and matching, feathered fascinator, as she linked arms with Prince Harry.
The royal tradition of attending the Christmas Day service at the local church “dates back to the 16th century” when Queen Victoria used to visit St. Mary Magdalene on December 25.
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Meghan talking to well wishers ?? . . . Earlier Meghan and Harry arrived alongside other members of the Royal Family for the traditional walk to St Mary Magdalene Church ⛪️ , within the grounds of Sandringham. It is a country church which dates back to the 16th century and was attended by the Queen’s Great-Great-Grandmother Queen Victoria ?. This Christmas is particularly a significant one for Meghan and Harry, not only is it their first being husband and wife but also their last as a family of two before Baby Sussex comes along next year ???❤️?. Wishing you all and your families a very Merry Christmas❤️. Have a great day! . . . Just a note if you don’t know later the Queen's annual Christmas speech will air at 3pm GMT available to watch live on ITV, their social media accounts and royal family channel on YouTube ??, I'll upload a transcript after – so you have a read of what she said ?. It is said that the Royal Family sit together to watch it together since its pre-recorded (it was precorded on the 12th December)? . . . #duchessofsussex #princesscharlotte #duchessofcambridge #meghanmarkle #princeharry #katemiddleton #princecharles #princewilliam #diana #rachelzane #royals #christmas #royalfamily #princegeorge #princelouis #sandringhamhouse
This Christmas is particularly a significant one for Meghan and Harry, not only is it their first being husband and wife but also their last as a family of two before Baby Sussex comes along next year.
Meghan and Harry are staying at Sandringham House this year, not at the nearby Anmer Hall, Kate Middleton and Prince William’s residence on the Sandringham estate, where they stayed with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last year. Last year they stayed with Kate and William and the children at s stunning ten-bedroom Georgian pile, for which Harry has gushed that they had a fantastic’ time.
Knowing how relatively limited the space in the Sandringham estate is, it is only natural to think that the Sussexes will stay with the Cambridges again. This Christmas, it was reported by the Mail on Sunday that Harry and Meghan will be housed with the rest of the guests – ‘packed in like sardines’ under the Queen’s roof.
While Kate and William will stay at the extensively refurbished, Anmer Hall, which holds ten-bedrooms. Some guests expected to be under the same roof with Meghan and Harry include the Queen’s grandchildren, her nephew, her nephew’s wife, their children, as well as his sister, and her husband.