On Christmas Day, the royal family’s walk from the Queen’s estate in Sandringham to St. Mary Magdalen Church has become a popular tradition in the United Kingdom. And, this year, Prince George and Princess Charlotte stole the show.
On Wednesday, the young members of the royal family went on their first Christmas walk with the rest of the family, and fans couldn’t get enough of the couple as they greeted the crowd and cuddled. And, Princess Charlotte really got fans talking when the four-year-old bowed to the Queen during the Christmas service.
Okay, but Charlotte bows out to the queen! OMG! So cute! Her mom was not the first but she did it and she did it like a real princess! she held her coat and curtsy! So cute! pic.twitter.com/jUlEUd67X1
– Isa (@isaguor) December 25, 2019
Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte joined their parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton for the traditional ride in the English countryside, while William held Prince George’s hand and Kate held Princess Charlotte.
George matched his father by wearing a navy blazer over a blue sweater, and Charlotte wore a dark green coat by Amaia which coordinated with Kate’s hat and green shoes.
Unfortunately, Prince Louis, 1 year old, is still too young to join the family in this tradition, so he stayed in the family country house Anmer Hall with the nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo, according to People magazine.
Royals fans traced the short path from Queen Elizabeth’s house to the 16th century church, and William and Kate accompanied their children as they made their way to the supporters to greet them. Some fans had gifts for the brother-sister duo, and Charlotte even took the opportunity to kiss a royal fan who was in a wheelchair.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte meet crowds gathered outside of Sandringham’s Christmas service as the royal family leaves churchhttps: //t.co/Vjs8mzAGdj pic.twitter.com/zYXazDwbFD
– BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) December 25, 2019
An insider says that William and Kate are preparing their children for the future when they take the throne.
“They know what’s going to happen and want to give their children as normal a start as possible,” said the source.
Social media couldn’t get enough of the adorable young royals, and almost couldn’t handle it when Princess Charlotte bowed to the Queen. Some fans praised Charlotte for being “well-bred,” and others could not remember her cute appearance by copying her mother’s reverence while the queen left the church.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were also on hand for the Christmas walk with the Queen. However, Prince Philip has stayed behind due to recent health concerns, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated Christmas in Canada.