Prince Louis steals the show on his first ever Christmas Day walkabout in Sandringham

The young Prince joined Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they met royal fans outside the estate

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
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On Christmas Day, Prince Louis (opens in new tab) stole the show as he attended his first ever Christmas Day church service alongside his parents, Prince William (opens in new tab) and Kate Middleton (opens in new tab), and older siblings, Prince George (opens in new tab) and Princess Charlotte (opens in new tab)

It was a year of Christmas firsts for the Royal Family; the first Christmas without the Queen, the first King's speech, the first Royal appearance on the holiday since the Covid19 pandemic, and also, the first Christmas Day walkabout for Prince Louis. 

The four-year-old Prince Louis might not have attended a Christmas Day walkabout before, but the youngster quickly calmed any worries and showed his natural approach as he followed his mum and tried to direct her while she met with royal fans at Sandringham.

As the royals walked into the St Mary Magdalene Church on the Norfolk royal estate, a sweet moment between Prince George and his younger brother was captured as the Prince reached out to guide his little brother.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

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This year's Christmas marks the first celebration at Sandringham in two years for the royal family after the late Queen stayed in Windsor for Christmas in both 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

During the day's walkabout,  Louis flashed a number of smiles at the camera and he later joined his brother and sister to shake hands with members of the public who had gathered around the walk's path. 

The young prince also managed to pick up a Christmas gift from a well wisher, which he carried around with him.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

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While Louis siblings are much older than him, yesterday (25th December) marked only the second time that Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, have attended the Christmas day walkabout and following Christmas service due to the event cancellations in 2020 and 2021 at the height of the pandemic. 

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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer for Goodto.com. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.