The Royal Family's Christmas Morning Walk in Sandringham: Look Back at the Most Memorable Moments

Relive one of the royal family's most cherished holiday traditions. From the chic coats, major hats and baby-faced princes!

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The Royal Family Attend Church On Christmas Day
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Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle (then expecting baby Archie) and Prince William shared a smile on the royals' annual walk from the Christmas day services at St. Mary's Church near their Sandringham estate in England.

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(L-R) Britain's Prince George of Cambridge, Britain's Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave after the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Prince George and Princess Charlotte made their Christmas Day "royal walk" debut in 2019 alongside their parents (baby Louis stayed home).

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Members Of The Royal Family Attend St Mary Magdalene Church In Sandringham
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For Meghan Markle's first Christmas as the Duchess of Sussex (seen here alongside Princess Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry) she wore head-to-toe tan — and dropped her first public curtsy.

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The two teenage princes (with dad Prince Charles) had many admirers on their Christmas day walk.

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British Royals Christmas Day Church Service
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It was a year of big shoulders (for Sarah, Duchess of York, and Princess Diana), lots of cousins (Peter and Zara Phillips and Prince William, and Princess Beatrice were all present) and serious accessories (incredible hats all around, including on the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, as well as Zara's teddy bear necklace).

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It was red, white and snowy all over for Princess Diana, Princess Anne and her daughter Zara Phillips.

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Prince Charles lends an arm to his grandmother, the Queen Mother; behind them walks Prince Philip, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew.

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Royals attend Sandringham Church Christmas 1997
Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Prince Andrew at Christmas 1997. UK Press via Getty

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie (with dad Prince Andrew) showed an early fondness for major hats.

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British Royals Christmas Day Church Service
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Princess Diana and Sarah, Duchess of York (with Princes Harry and William) were sure to turn heads with their headwear.

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Princess Diana stole the show in two-tone houndstooth with a matching hat, but Prince William and Prince Phillip looked reliably sharp as well.

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Princess Eugenie Fascinators
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Eugenie continues to display her penchant for high-key headgear.

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Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex with James Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Prince Edward, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn. Samir Hussein/WireImage

Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex and their children, James, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor, stroll after the service.

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Prince Charles, George and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Prince George shares thoughts with his grandfather Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

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Royals At Sandringham
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The Queen Mother and Princess Diana (seen greeting locals with Prince Harry and Prince William) clearly got the memo that it would be a blue Christmas.

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Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince William attending Christ
Princess Diana and Prince William attend Christmas Day services at Sandringham. Tim Graham/Getty

Diana and William walk in step.

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Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth share a moment after the service. (See more vintage photos from their childhood Christmases here.)

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The Royal Family Attend Christmas Day Service At Sandringham
Prince William and Kate Middleton on Christmas 2013. Chris Jackson/Getty

Kate's chic coat streak at Sandringham remains unbroken.

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Princess Anne and Prince William brave the wind in smart printed outerwear.

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The year Kate and William married also marked her debut at the Sandringham festivities (alongside Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince Harry).

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The Queen (pictured with other members of her family, including her husband, son and several grandchildren) often opts for bright coats to make her easier to spot in a crowd, but this year, there was no missing that hat and cuffs.

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Another Kate coat worth remembering.

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The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte meet well wishers after attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton. Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty

Charlotte joined her mom to speak to locals along the route.

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Kate and William accepted flowers from well-wishers.

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The brothers were both trying some new hair looks that year.

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