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In Pictures: Young royals make debut at Christmas church service

Prince George and Princess Charlotte delighted well-wishers outside St Mary Magdalene in Norfolk.

Princess Charlotte after attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham (Joe Giddens/PA)
Princess Charlotte after attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham (Joe Giddens/PA)

By PA Reporters

The younger members of the royal family have added another traditional family duty to their repertoire after joining the Queen at the Christmas Day church service on her Sandringham estate.

George, six, and four-year-old Charlotte walked from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene Church and back again with their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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The Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children walk to church (Joe Giddens/PA)
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George and Charlotte make their first Christmas Day visit to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Charlotte gets a word of advice from her mother outside the church (Joe Giddens/PA)
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George holds his father’s hand as they greet well-wishers (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Gemma Clark from Lincolnshire hugs Princess Charlotte (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Charlotte seems fond of the pink inflatable gift from a well-wisher (Joe Giddens/PA)
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George with his grandparents, Charles and Camilla (Joe Giddens/PA)
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The Queen, the Princess Royal and the Duchess of Cornwall outside St Mary Magdalene (Joe Giddens/PA)
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The Queen was driven to the church while the rest of her family walked the short distance from Sandringham House (Joe Giddens/PA)
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The Queen also attended the earlier 9am church service at St Mary Magdalene (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Well-wishers await the arrival of members of the royal family (Joe Giddens/PA)
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The Prince of Wales and the Duke of York walk to a private service earlier in the morning, with Andrew absent from the 11am family outing (Joe Giddens/PA)
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The Earl and Countess of Wessex with their children, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor (Joe Giddens/PA)
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Princess Beatrice and her fiance, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (Joe Giddens/PA)

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