It sounds like it’s going to be a very special Christmas for royals watchers!
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are going to join their mom Duchess Kate and dad Prince William for the walk to St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Royal Family’s Sandringham estate for the annual Christmas Day service, according to a new report.
“It will be so sweet,” a source told The Sun. “George and Charlotte will make their Christmas debut, as long as they’re both on good form on the day.
“It’s the picture all royal fans want to see. 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 source points out the Queen has the final say about who accompanies her to church, but says it looks likely the six-year-old prince and four-year-old princess will be with the group for the first time. As for one-year-old Prince Louis, he will likely stay with Michael and Carole Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s parents, as he’s still seen as too young to go on the walk.
You may be thinking, “Wasn’t there a photo of George eating a candy cane at the service several years ago?” You’re half right.
In 2016, George and Charlotte accompanied their parents to church service in Bucklebury when the Cambridges spent Christmas with the Middletons. But they’ve never joined the larger group for the service at Sandringham.
The Sun also points out George and Charlotte are the right ages to join the family at the service for the first time, since William made his debut at age 5. Then, the service took place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The next year at Sandringham, Prince Harry, who was four years old, attended the service and walked to it with his parents for the first time.
As we know, George and Charlotte’s cousin Archie won’t be along for the festivities, since he will be spending the holiday with dad Prince Harry and mom Duchess Meghan and his grandma, Doria Ragland. It’s not known if the Sussexes will celebrate Christmas at Doria’s home in the United States, or whether they’ll all be together at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.