A Royal Christmas
On Christmas Day 2013, members of the British Royal Family attended an early morning and morning service at St. Mary Magdalene Church near Sandringham, Norfolk. The Queen and her husband Prince Philip are expected to stay at Sandringham until February 6.
The early morning service is a private affair, but the morning service is more public – members of the public can watch the royals walk to church and hand them flowers. Prince George, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby son, was not present, but Kate said that he was “at home playing with wrapping paper” to the crowds. The Duchess of Cambridge asked her 2011 bridesmaids, Lady Louise Windsor and The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, to help her with her flowers. On 29 December, The Queen, Prince Philip and other members of The Royal Family attended a service at St. Mary Magdalene Church.
The Queen also performed her annual Christmas speech, which contained unseen footage of Prince George’s christening that took place in October. She said that little George had given her “renewed happiness”. She also said that for new parents William and Kate “life will never be quite the same again”.
HM’s Christmas speech:
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