How the Royal Family Celebrated Christmas 2018

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - stepped out together on Christmas Day along with other members of the royal family.

Christmas Day has arrived, and so has the royal family's annual walkabout ahead of church services at Sandringham on the holiday.

The former "Suits" star could be seen placing a protective hand on Kate's back as the pair made their way inside the gates.

According to a report, Prince William and Kate Middleton's children - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - did not attend the service and stayed at home.

The Duchess of Cornwall is believed to be recovering from a heavy cold that forced her to miss an appearance at last week's Olympia Horse Show. Well-wishers brought bouquets of flowers for the family and wished them a Merry Christmas as they walked by.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex led the way with the Prince of Wales.

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The announcement of the move has sparked claims of a feud between Meghan and Kate, with the pair reportedly not getting on well.

It is a short walk to the church from Sandringham, the Queen's country estate in Norfolk, where the Royal Family traditionally spends Christmas and New Year.

"Yes, they are engaged, but Meghan doesn't have that all-important wedding band on her finger", she continued.

Relationship expert Kate Mansfield told Express that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may experience some marital problems with their baby's arrival because Prince Harry might feel that he is being set aside.

Last year, she became the first non-married partner to be invited to Christmas lunch at Sandringham with the Queen. The soon-to-be mum said, "We're almost there", when Karen asked her if she was excited about the birth of her baby.

  • Kyle Peterson