It has been a long-standing tradition for the Royal Family to spend the festive period at Sandringham and attend the annual Christmas Day service at Church of St Mary Magdalene. Proceedings have certainly got more fashionable since Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011. The Duchess of Cambridge has wrapped up in an array of chic wool jackets and tartan coats to walk to church. Kate and William did not travel to Sandringham in 2012, as the Duchess was suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancy with Prince George. Kate recovered at her parents Carole and Michael Middleton’s home in Bucklebury, Berkshire. They were back in Norfolk in 2013, but opted to leave a five-month-old baby George at home. Although the couple’s permanent residence is in London, they also have nearby Anmer Hall, which is just 3 miles from the Sandringham estate. 2016 was the first year we saw the Cambridges as a family of four, where they all trooped to St Marks Church in Kate’s home village. The crowds were delighted to see George, then three, and his then one-year-old sister Charlotte clutching red and white striped candy canes as they departed. For Meghan, it will be her first Christmas at Sandringham as the Duchess of Sussex . Last year saw the Queen deviate from tradition when she invited the former actress to join the royals . Harry and Meghan had announced their engagement the month before and the pair were married in May. The couple are expecting their first child in spring 2019. Kate, William, Harry and Meghan are expected to join the Queen and the rest of the royals in Norfolk this year. It’s not known whether George, Charlotte and seven-month-old Louis will be in tow, but they’re guaranteed to steal the show, if they are. Take a look back at what the duchesses have worn on Christmas Day. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: The Duchess of Cambridge’s best outfits Every outfit the Duchess of Sussex has worn in public The Duchess of Cambridge’s top maternity fashion moments
In 2018 the same actress makes her first solo appearance as a royal and is called “humble” for getting out of a chauffered car at the Royal Academy and shutting her own door. It’s been quite the journey for Meghan Markle and no year has been bigger than this one. There may be rumours circulating about her relationship with other royals but, given her dazzling appearance in Givenchy at this week’s British Fashion Awards, she’s not letting them grind her down and continues her careful positioning as a most modern duchess.
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