Prince Louis braves cold in shorts as he tightly grips Kate’s hand for Christmas walk


Prince Louis made his first-ever public appearance on Christmas Day this morning.

The young prince was well-behaved and flashed a cheeky smile to well-wishers and photographers as the family made their way into the church.

On Kate’s left-hand side walked Princess Charlotte, who donned the same burgundy coat she was spotted wearing for the Together at Christmas service, and Prince George.

Prince William, who appeared in high spirits, walked with his hands in his coat’s pocket, as both his elder son and daughter did not need to hold his hands during the brief walk.

Prince Louis holding his mother's hand

Prince Louis made his first public appearance on Christmas Day today (Image: Stephen Lock / i-Images)

Prince Louis smiling

Prince Louis did not join his siblings at the Sandringham chapel in 2019 (Image: GETTY)

Grown-up George refuses to hold William’s hand as he leads Wales children into church

Prince George refused to hold his father’s hand as he joined his parents Kate and Prince William for a stroll to St Mary Magdalene Church this morning. The nine-year-old walked with the Prince and Princess of Wales the short distance between Sandringham House and the Norfolk chapel.

One picture shows one adorable moment between Louis and his elder brother Prince George, who walked closer to him to exchange a few words.

The family of five joined other members of the Royal Family during their annual Christmas Day walk to the chapel in Sandringham.

Led by King Charles and Queen Camilla, the group included the Wessex family, Princess Eugenie and her hsuband Jack Brooksbank, Zara and Mike Tindall and Princess Anne.

Prince Andrew also stepped out for a rare public appearance today.

Prince Louis holding a card

Prince Louis meeting fans (Image: GETTY)

Prince Louis walking

Prince Louis donned shorts today (Image: Stephen Lock / i-Images)

While today marks the first Christmas Day walk in Sandringham for Louis, George and Charlotte already debuted in 2019.

Louis’ father Prince William made his Christmas Day walk debut in 1987 when he was five years old.

Like Louis, his uncle Prince Harry made his debut the following year, at the age of four.

Prince Louis smiling

Prince Louis was spotted entering the chapel (Image: GETTY)

King Charles and Camilla walking ahead of the Waleses

King Charles and Queen Camilla led the royals this morning (Image: GETTY)

After the service, and the traditional royal walkabout, during which some royal fans had the chance to exchange a few words with the royal children and their parents, the family returned to Sandringham House.

There, they were treated by King Charles and Queen Camilla to a lavish Christmas lunch.

At 3pm, the country will hear the first-ever Christmas broadcast by the new sovereign.


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