Earlier this month, Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined the rest of the royal family for a carol service at Westminster Abbey organized by their mom, Kate Middleton. Last night, the program was broadcast on TV, and the young royals were seen singing along to the festive music, and today, George and Charlotte are participating in another royal tradition, joining their family for the annual walk to church on Sandringham Estate. While little Prince Louis was likely deemed too young for the service, today, he made his royal Christmas debut.
For the occasion, Princess Charlotte wore a cranberry coat, while Prince George looked quite smart in a navy suit and blue tie, which matched his father. Prince Louis was seen sporting a navy coat likely over shorts with tall socks, as is often tradition for young princes.
This year marks the royal family’s first Christmas without Queen Elizabeth—but they are clearly continuing to maintain the traditions she cherished. On Christmas Eve, the royal family exchanges gag gifts in the early evening and attends church services on Christmas morning. They have not spent the holiday at Sandringham the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in 2022, the Windsors once again gathered at the Norfolk estate for the winter festivities.
While this is a milestone year for little Louis, this is not Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s first time joining the royal walk. In 2019, they joined their parents for the first time—Princess Charlotte was just four years old.
Their dad, Prince William, first participated in the Christmas walk at age five in 1987.
Emily Burack (she/her) is the news writer for Town & Country, where she covers entertainment, culture, the royals, and a range of other subjects. Before joining T&C, she was the deputy managing editor at Hey Alma, a Jewish culture site. Follow her @emburack on Twitter and Instagram.