Guess who’s celebrating their first Christmas as a married couple in the royal family? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were all smiles as they walked to the annual church service at Sandringham, hand-in-hand, on Tuesday morning.
But it wasn’t the affection between the Sussexes that grabbed the media’s attention. Instead, all eyes were on Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, who made headlines for apparent feud that has driven a wedge between the two royal couples.
All Smiles for Camera
All seemed well between the two duchesses as they made their way towards the annual church ceremony, joined by Prince William and rest of the royal entourage. Meghan, who’s expecting her first royal baby next spring, looked stunning in a navy blue coat.
Meanwhile, Kate appeared in a festive spirit as she donned a bright red coat dress with velvet finish. The duchess also wore matching shoes and headpiece to complete the look.
Although Meghan and Harry are celebrating their first Christmas as a married couple, the two participated in the annual walk to St. Mary Magdalene last year as well. And like this year, they were joined by the in-laws, Kate and Will.
Pregnant Meghan lovingly linked arms with her Prince while Kate happily chatted away with the former Suits actress. The walk was performed only by the two royal couples while Kate’s three children, George Charlotte and Louis stayed behind in Anmer Hall, the couple’s holiday home on the Sandringham estate gifted to them by the Queen.
Changing Family Dynamics
Delighted fans lined up for hours outside the 16th century church to catch a glimpse of their favorite royals. After attending the church ceremony, the family headed straight for the Christmas turkey roast on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.
Dessert consisted of a traditional steamed pudding with fruit. After lunch, guests were treated to the Queen’s annual address which aired on national television at 3 p.m.
Reports were circulating prior to the friendly procession that Kate and Meghan haven’t been on the best terms ever since the latter became part of the royal family. But new sources are now claiming that the two women had a wonderful time together.
Although they aren’t the best of friends, Meghan and Kate have tremendous respect for each other. The Duchess of Sussex even goes to her sister-in-law for maternity advice as she inches closer to her due date.
An insider admitted that the palace has been shaken up since Meghan joined the royal family. But the shifting dynamic hasn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s familiar with Meghan’s powerful persona.