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Christmas Day Fashion Through the Years: The Duchess of Sussex

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2017 was a big year for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The two announced their engagement, and about a month later, the future Duchess would join the Royal Family for their annual Christmas Day Service at Sandringham in Norfolk, England.

Walking side-by-side with Prince Harry’s brother and his wife, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this was Meghan’s first public appearance with other senior royals.

According to British media, it would be the first time someone not yet married into the Royal Family was invited to take part in the celebrations. The Christmas celebration came just weeks after the couple made their first public appearance together in Nottingham. Meghan made a historic move that paved the way for Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, the then – fiancé of Princess Beatrice – to join in the holiday festivities a year later.

December 25, 2017

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December 25, 2018

After marrying on 19 May 2018, the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Christmas Day services at Sandringham in 2018. At the time, the couple just returned from a tour of Australia and New Zealand, and they announced the Duchess was expecting the couple’s first child.

Embed from Getty Images The couple did not make an appearance at the 2019 services as they spent the holiday season back in North America. The Duke and Duchess lived in Canada for a while before moving to Monticello, California. This year, the couple will be spending the holiday at their California home. After stepping back from their senior royal roles in January, it’s unknown if the Duke and Duchess will attend future Sandringham Christmases.

About author

My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.