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Pictures Of Prince George And Princess Charlotte At Royal Family Christmas Service Are Delightful

But other family members, like Prince Philip and Prince Harry, were not in attendance.

It’s a Royal Family tradition, for the younger royals at least — a walk from country house in Sandringham to nearby St. Mary Magdalene Church for Christmas service.

And this year, even younger royals were part of the proceedings, as Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, attended the church service for the first time. Little brother Prince Louis, 1, stayed at home.

Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte leave the St Mary Magdalene's church on December 25, 2019.
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Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte leave the St Mary Magdalene's church on December 25, 2019.

They were flanked by their grandfather, Prince Charles, who had also attended an earlier service with his brother, Prince Andrew, who has recently “stepped back” from his royal duties.

Prince Philip, 98, who had been in the hospital for a “pre-existing condition” just last week, was discharged in time for Christmas, but stayed home for the service.

The Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to attend the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on Dec. 25, 2019.
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The Prince of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive to attend the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk on Dec. 25, 2019.

Following the church service, the Cambridges headed over to the crowd and greeted well-wishers, where they received presents and waved to onlookers.

Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Prince George greet people as they leave the St Mary Magdalene's church after the Royal Family's Christmas Day service on Dec. 25, 2019.
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Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Prince George greet people as they leave the St Mary Magdalene's church after the Royal Family's Christmas Day service on Dec. 25, 2019.

That is, except for one fan, who got a full-fledged hug from Princess Charlotte after giving her an inflatable pink flamingo.

Princess Charlotte hugs a well-wisher after being given a gift following the royal Christmas service on Dec. 25, 2019.
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Princess Charlotte hugs a well-wisher after being given a gift following the royal Christmas service on Dec. 25, 2019.

The Cambridges also opted to release a new photo of their family today, in a photograph taken by the duchess of her husband and their three kids, looking sweet, a little sweaty and very much at ease with their dad.

An undated photo issued by Kensington Palace of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George taken in Norfolk earlier this year by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, obtained on Dec. 25, 2019.
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An undated photo issued by Kensington Palace of Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George taken in Norfolk earlier this year by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, obtained on Dec. 25, 2019.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as well as their son Archie, were not at the service, or even in the country — they opted to spend their Christmas holidays in Canada, reportedly alongside Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland.

But they too released their family photograph over the holidays, depicting a relaxed scene with Archie stealing the show:

The Queen also released her Christmas Day speech, and praised the people who are fighting climate change and spoke of people coming together “in the spirit of friendship and reconciliation.”

With files from the Associated Press

WATCH: Meghan and Harry decide to spend Christmas in Canada.

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