Kate Middleton stepped out on Christmas Day to attend church service with the Queen and other members of the royal family, but her young son was nowhere to be seen.
Kate, apparently recovering from the case of severe morning sickness that had her bedridden for much of her second pregnancy, waved to crowds as she joined other members of her royal family for their traditional Christmas Day trip to church.
The UK’s Mirror had live coverage of the royal family as they arrived at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.
“The other Royals made the journey to the church on foot — but sadly there was no sign of Prince George,” the report noted. “His parents were spotted walking hand-in-hand chatting to well wishers.”
Prince George wasn’t the only member of the royal family to miss out on Christmas Day church service. Camilla Parker-Bowles also had to miss out, as she is recovering from an ailing back.
A Clarence House spokeswoman said the following.
“Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall will not attend the traditional family church service at Sandringham, St. Mary Magdalene Church, on Christmas Day.”
“The Duchess put her back out earlier in December and has been in pain and is receiving physiotherapy. The doctors have advised against any travel.”
Kate Middleton is planning a very busy Christmas Day with her husband Prince William, juggling her schedule to meet with as many extended family members as possible. As People magazine reported, Kate and William will be starting the day at their residnece at Anmer Hall, then will travel a few miles away to spend the day with the Queen at Sandringham House.
It wasn’t too big of a surprise that Prince George skipped out on Christmas Day mass with Kate Middleton. The royal family had already announced that he would be staying behind with a nanny during the service.