The British royal family spent Christmas in a multitude of ways this year, dotted around all four corners of the globe. Kate Middleton and Prince William kept things traditional, celebrating with the Queen and the rest of the royal family at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
On Chistmas Day, they were photographed attending mass in Sandringham, accompanied by Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
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Happy Christmas! This morning The Prince of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined Her Majesty The Queen and Members of @TheRoyalFamily for the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. Photo by PA
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also took to Instagram to wish their followers a Merry Christmas, sharing a new family photo taken by the Duchess herself. "Merry Christmas!" they captioned the post. "This photograph of The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis was taken by The Duchess of Cambridge in Norfolk earlier this year."
"We wish all our followers a very happy and relaxing Christmas Day".
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, meanwhile, spent Christmas abroad in Canada with their son Archie and Meghan's mother. Earlier this month, the royal couple announced they would be taking an extended break from their official royal duties at the end of 2019 for "some much needed family time".
Just before Christmas, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed their incredibly adorable Christmas card, which featured a very inquisitive looking Archie on the front, while his parents were pictured laughing in the background.
Meghan and Harry weren't the only royal couple to spend Christmas abroad, however. Pippa Middleton, Kate's younger sister, spent the holidays on the sunny island of St. Barths with her husband, James Matthew, and Kate's mother, Carole Middleton.
Per reports by Hello! magazine, the Middleton family are known to regularly spend time at Eden Rock, a five-star resort in St. Barths, which also is coincidentally owned by James Matthews' parents.