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Meghan Markle's first Christmas with the royals - see all the pictures!

Meghan Markle visits church on Christmas Day

meghan markle first christmas with the royals
Laura Sutcliffe
Laura SutcliffeFashion and Beauty News Editor
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Prince Harry's new fiancée, Meghan Markle, was photographed on Christmas Day as she walked to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, for the Christmas Day service with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The royals looked incredibly stylish and in great spirits as they walked to the church and it was the very first time the four young royals had ever appeared in public together. The delightful photographs of the beaming foursome was shared hundreds of times on various social media platforms. The royal family greeted the waiting crowd, beaming as they walked. The chilly temperatures did nothing to dampen the royal family's spirits, and they were all suitably dressed for the occasion, in a selection of fashionable dress coats for the festivities. This Christmas marks former Suits actress Meghan Markle's very first Christmas with Prince Harry before they become husband and wife on 19 May 2018.

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Meghan Markle looked typically glamorous and striking. The actress sported fresh flawless make-up which consisted of a smooth natural base, a flick of mascara and brown eyeshadow. She also wore nude lipstick and showed off her smooth, sleek locks. She topped the look with an abstract fascinator-style hat by Phillip Traecy in an autumnal chestnut shade.

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The newly-engaged couple, who announced their eagerly anticipated wedding date in December, looked deliriously happy and in love as they stepped out on Christmas morning. The gorgeous pair recently released their now iconic official engagement photos – with Meghan wearing a glamorous Ralph and Russo gown, and Prince Harry in a suave suit.

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The Duchess of Cambridge turned heads in a Christmas-appropriate coat which was designed by Miu Miu, and made in a highland check in colours of rich red and forest green. Meghan went for a slightly different colour palette; she looked amazing in a caramel trench-style number by Sentaler, which is a popular Canadian brand.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Meghan and the priest depart the service and curtsey and bow for the Queen. The Duchess of Cambridge is well versed in such procedures and appeared to lead the way with a relaxed smile.

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Prince Harry, his new fiancée Meghan Markle and his sister-in-law Duchess Kate beamed at the crowd as they attended the Christmas Day service. Both women decided to sport fabulous hats, with Meghan opting for a formal number by Philip Treacy, whilst Kate stunned in a bold fur design.

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The glamorous foursome looked at ease as they posed for pictures, Duchess Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, looked radiant as she sported a healthy pregnancy glow, and her husband Prince William looked in great spirits, Prince Harry and his new fiancée looked jovial as he chatted with his brother and sister in law.

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Duchess Kate and Meghan Markle chatted as they walked to the church, departing from Anmer Hall, which is their home on the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk. The royals joined the Queen for lunch on Christmas day, with Kate no doubt enjoying the relaxing time of year, ahead of her third child's birth in April.

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Meghan Markle braced the cold conditions on 25 December, with future sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge. The Christmas service is one which is set in great tradition, and Meghan looked to be excited! The service is seen as a formal occasion, with many of the attendances opting to wear hats. Prince Harry's cousins Beatrice and Eugenie were also at the Church, with Beatrice looking fabulous in a blue fascinator.

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The Duke of Cambridge looked particularly smart in a royal blue coat which covered his suit. Duchess Kate also topped her checked designer coat with heeled black suede pumps by luxury brand Tod's. Meghan carried the Chloe Pixie bag, and wore knee-high Stuart Weitzman boots.

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Prince Harry looked handsome in a grey coat which covered his dapper suit. Meghan and the Queen are said to have met privately accompanied by Harry before the eagerly anticipated engagement announcement was made public, and were not seen in public together by others until Christmas Day.

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