Merry Christmas from Meghan Markle and the royal family! The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex stepped out with her husband, Prince Harry, and other members of the British monarchy for a Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church at Queen Elizabeth‘s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England on Tuesday, Dec. 25.
For the special occasion, pregnant Meghan looked gorgeous in a black dress — that perfectly showed off her growing baby bump! — a matching black coat, a black hat adorned with blue feathers, and leather boots. Meg’s royal sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, similarly stunned in a red coat with a matching crimson headband.
Though this is Meghan’s first royal Christmas since she married Harry back in May and became the Duchess of Sussex, the former actress also attended the Queen’s holiday festivities in 2017 when she was just engaged to Harry. Last year, Meghan wore a $298 Club Monaco velvet dress under her belted, beige Sentaler coat. She accessorized the chic look with a camel-colored hat and a matching pair of knee-high suede boots.
After spending her first holiday with the royals, Harry gushed that Meghan had a “fantastic” time at Sandringham last year. “It was fantastic. She really enjoyed it, the family loved having her there,” he said. “Together we had a really amazing time. We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running around with the kids.”
After Kensington Palace confirmed Meghan and Harry, 34, would be spending Christmas with the royal family this year, it was later reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wouldn’t be staying in the same house as Kate and Prince William on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. Since 30 or more royal family members typically head to Norfolk to celebrate the holiday together, they tend to get “packed in like sardines” in Sandringham and the sleeping arrangements aren’t always the most comfortable. So Kate and William reportedly stayed at their nearby Amner Hall country home with their three kids, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 8 months, instead.
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