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Prince George And Princess Charlotte Attended Their First Christmas Church Service

However, the Queen has missed her first Christmas Day church service since 1988 due to illness.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended their first Christmas Day church service Sunday morning.

The family attended a service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire, alongside the Duchess of Cambridge's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.

They were joined by Pippa Middleton and her fiancé James Matthews.

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The royal children did not attend Christmas services with their parents last year.

The pair appeared well-behaved as they arrived at the church but that wasn't the case in the days before. The Telegraph reported Prince George got into the Christmas spirit early and was caught ripping open presents under the Christmas tree.

After the service the three-year-old Prince was spotted enjoying a candy cane on the steps of the church.

Meanwhile, the Queen has missed her first Christmas Day church service since 1988 due to illness.

Buckingham Palace released a statement Sunday morning stating the Queen would not attend the service at Sandringham because she was recovering from a "heavy cold".

Alicia Melville-Smith is a homepage editor and reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Alicia Melville-Smith at alicia.melville-smith@buzzfeed.com.

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