Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have attended church service as they spend Christmas apart from the Queen. Prince William and Kate were spotted leaving the service at St Mary Magdalene Church with their three children.
They were photographed driving back to their Norfolk home for their Christmas lunch, where they are spending the holiday with members of the Middleton family.
Prince William can be seen driving his family, while his wife Kate is seated in the passenger seat wearing a checked coat and feathered hat.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are seating in the back of the car following the service.
The Cambridges have not celebrated Christmas with the Middletons since 2016, when William, Kate, George and Charlotte visited a church in Bucklebury.
Although they didn’t join the Queen at Windsor for Christmas festivities, they are still expected to see her over the holiday period.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attended church service on Christmas morning at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
They were joined by Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex and their two children, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
The Queen didn’t attend the service
Queen Elizabeth, who is spending Christmas at Windsor, didn’t attend the service. She reportedly made a personal choice not to attend the church service, as part of the precautionary approach she has taken while recovering from several health scares over the last six months.
“Although it’s a time of great happiness and good cheer for many, Christmas can be hard for those who have lost loved ones. This year, especially, I understand why,” she said in her speech.
It comes as the Duke and Duchess shared a personal message on social media on Christmas morning.
It read: “This Christmas will be different to what so many of us had planned. From those who are alone or having to isolate away from loved ones, to the incredible people supporting our NHS and caring for those most in need – we are thinking of you. W & C.”