British Royal Couple: Prince William and Kate Middleton Celebrate Their First Christmas at Sandringham (Pictures)

On April 29, 2011 the whole world witnessed the 21st’s royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton that took place at Westminster Abbeys. It is the happy ending for the couple after their 9-year romantic love story.

And now, seven months later they spent together as a married couple on their first Christmas. William, Kate and the entire royal family all went to Sandringham Church to participate in the traditional Christmas Day service at the historic venue in King’s Lynn, England.


Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton first met at the University of St. Andrew, where they studied art history, in September 2001. After nine-year romance ups and downs, they ended up their love story with a romantic royal wedding in front of thousand guests and royal fans last April.

William and Kate were joined on the walk to the 16th century St. Mary Magdalene Church by Prince Charles; William’s cousins Princess Beatrice and Eugenie; and newlyweds Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall.

From left: Prince William, Prince Charles, Kate, Kamila and Prince Harry

Kate showed off her sense of fashion wearing an aubergine-colored long coat and a fabulous hat.

This is the first time Kate Middleton, 29 spent her Christmas with the royal family. Duchess Catherine greeted some young fans and chatted with them.


Duchess of Cambridge smiled and waved her hands with well-wishers at Sandringham Church

Prince William spent time with the crowds

The royals had a traditional turkey lunch and then watched the Queen Elizabeth’s speech


This year Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, missed the service because he is in Papworth Hospital after having emergency surgery. In the mid-afternoon, members of the royal family, including Prince William, visited Prince Phillip at the hospital



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