Merry Christmas to everyone marking the day! All three Wales children joined their parents and royal family members for Christmas day church services at Sandringham today.
This is just the second time we have seen Prince George and Princess Charlotte taking part in the traditional walk to church, and the first time Prince Louis has taken part.
It is also the royal family’s first Christmas without the late Queen.
Here is a quick video of the family leaving church and greeting well-wishers.
After leaving church the family greeted the waiting crowds who were thrilled pic.twitter.com/ylBmicV9cK
— Alice Wright (@alicelfwright) December 25, 2022
The first year we saw Prince George and Princess Charlotte walking to church at Sandringham was 2019.
Last year the Cambridge family attended services at St. Mary Magdalene, but they drove to and from the church. The Queen spent Christmas at Windsor, not Sandringham, because of the spike in COVID cases.
We also saw the older Wales children at Christmas Day church services in 2016 when the family went to St. Mark’s Church with the Middleton family.
Back to today’s events, here is another view with the Queen Consort, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
A gentleman shared photos of the children greeting people after church.
— Daniel Chapman (@DanielChappers) December 25, 2022
Video of an exuberant Prince Louis as he runs along the path.
— Karen Anvil (@KarenAnvil) December 25, 2022
Now for our look at what the Wales children wore, beginning with a very dapper Prince George.
The Prince was in a navy suit that I believe he wore on the 15th (photos below) for the Christmas carol concert. I do not have any identification on it or his shoes, but Found by Bojana did locate the tie he was wearing.
— Found by Bojana (@foundbybojana) December 25, 2022
We move now to what Princess Charlotte wore today.
Princess Charlotte appeared to be in the coat worn for the carol concert. It is by Trotters, the brand’s Heritage Girls’ Classic Coat (from $224) in burgundy.
The timeless design is crafted of 100% wool with tonal velvet trim on the collar and pocket flaps, and velvet-covered buttons. Below you can see some of the details, including the top-stitching on the collar and pocket flaps.
Thanks for this ID go to Found by Bojana, who also suggests the Princess was wearing shoes by Manuela de Juan, a Spanish brand. The Mimi Mary Jane Pumps ($97) are a classic Mary Jane style in black leather.
The Princess’s hair was partially back with a velvet tie.
Now for Prince Louis.
Prince Louis was in the same Trotters Heritage Classic Coat as his sister but in navy blue.
Prince Louis could have been wearing one of Prince George’s shirts and a pair of shorts, but it’s difficult to tell without additional photos. UPDATE: After seeing more photos, it does look like Prince Louis had on the Amaia Kids Ralph Shirt that Prince George wore to the Queen’s 2018 Christmas lunch.
UPDATE DEC 27: With thanks to Ashlie and Caitlyn for their comments, it’s possible Prince Louis was in the Doña Carmen burgundy shorts that were worn by Prince George in Canada. If so, I would imagine they were purchased in a couple of sizes, as Caitlyn suggests. Prince Louis is a little bigger than his brother was during the Canada trip (he is a year older than George was during the Canada visit).
Now for photos of the two older Wales children joining their parents on December 15 for a Christmas carol concert organized by the Princess of Wales.
Royal Carols: Together at Christmas was taped at Westminster Abbey on the 15th for broadcast last night on ITV.
Another photo of the children at the concert.
There was a moment during the event when Charlotte looked very excited as actor Hugh Bonneville approached the podium. More from The Express.
In one special moment, actor Hugh Bonneville, who starred in the Paddington films, read an extract from a story about the bear who loves marmalad sandwiches.
While Hugh read out the touching tribute, those tuning in on ITV couldn’t help but spot Princess Charlotte’s excited reaction. Her face lit up when she heard the bear would be featured in the carol service, which thrilled viewers.
I will update the post with any new information. Here is one more image from the day, this one shared on social media by Kensington Palace, a watercolor done by Prince George.