Prince Charles, Prince Andrew speak on way to Christmas service at Sandringham

The Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Windsor Berkshire earlier this year

Lady Louise Windsor joined the rest of the royal family for the traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary's Magdalene in Norfolk.

Her elderly husband, Prince Philip, stayed at home.

The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George came together to make Christmas puddings at Buckingham Palace as part of a Royal British Legion initiative.

In the intimate picture, Prince William poses with all three of the couple's children; George, Charlotte and Louis - and the Duke can be seen planting a kiss on his youngest son's cheek.

The 93-year-old monarch quoted astronaut Neil Armstrong's famous words of having made "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" when he stepped onto the moon during the Apollo 11 mission some 50 years ago. At six and four they are now old enough to sit through the service.

They were joined walking to the service by Charles, who also appeared for the second service.

The queen arrived in a chauffeur-driven maroon Bentley with Charles' wife, Camilla. They're spending the holidays with Markle's mother, Doria Ragland.

The royals were greeted by several hundred well-wishers who had gathered outside the church grounds.

The photo of Prince Philip is from the family's personal collection. She said the flamingo was called Felicity but that Charlotte is free to give it another name.

"It made my day", Clark added.

While Meghan described the past year as a member of the royal family as "hard" and said she tried to cope with the pressures of her new life by putting on a "stiff upper lip", but she was not prepared for the intensity of tabloid newspaper interest.

The pre-recorded message will be broadcast in Britain and Commonwealth nations including Australia on Christmas Day.

Seventy-five years on from the historic landings, she said former enemies had met in friendship at commemorations marking the anniversary in Britain and on the continent. "The path, of course, is not always smooth, and may at times this year have felt quite bumpy", she said.

The Queen is filmed sitting at a desk featuring photographs of her family with a large Christmas tree in the background.

"The challenges many people face today may be different to those once faced by my generation, but I have been struck by how new generations have brought a similar sense of objective to issues such as protecting our environment and our climate", she said.

Her comment about a "bumpy" year was seen as referring both to Britain's laborious exit from the European Union, which is now expected on January 31 after voters gave the pro-Brexit Conservative Party a comfortable majority in Parliament, and to the royal family's difficulties.

He then faced spending Christmas in hospital after a planned admission on Friday to the private King Edward VII in central London for treatment relating to a "pre-existing condition" in what was described as a "precautionary measure" by Buckingham Palace.

Last month, the Duke of York withdrew from public life after a BBC interview about his ties to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in August.



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