Princess Charlotte melts hearts as she stops to hug a woman in wheelchair after Christmas service at Sandringham

The debut walk was a rite of passage and a significant milestone in the young royals' lives. The children walked a couple of hundred yards from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene Church.


                            Princess Charlotte melts hearts as she stops to hug a woman in wheelchair after Christmas service at Sandringham
Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton (Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte and Prince George were seen making their royal walkabout debut as they went to church to attend the Christmas Day service at Sandringham for the first time. 

The debut walk was a rite of passage and a significant milestone in the young royals' lives. The children walked a couple of hundred yards from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene Church along with their parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton. While on the way back from church, the children wowed and delighted the crowd by hugging well-wishers to had gathered.

Princess Charlotte and Prince George made their debut walk alongside their parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton as they headed for the Christmas Day church service in Sandringham (Getty Images)

They also accepted a present and happily chatted away. Princess Charlotte, 4, had her outfit color-coordinated with her mother and also charmed the 2,000 strong crowd when she curtseyed to the Queen. Charlotte and George also made the day of a royal fan, Gemma Clark, who received a hug from both the children.

Clark, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, had traveled to Sandringham with her family. As reported by Express, she shared, "It was amazing. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. I’ve never seen the Royal Family before." She also gave Kate Middleton some roses and gifted Charlotte an inflatable flamingo. 

She added that the flamingo was called Felicity and said the Princess was pleased with the gift. "She said thank you. But Charlotte may call it whatever she likes now," Clark shared. 

Aside from William and Kate's third child, Prince Louis, the only other royal who was missing was Prince Andrew. The Duke of York had been stripped off his royal duties over his disastrous interview with BBC regarding his association with late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew did not attend the 11 am service and chose to remain with his father, Prince Philip. 

Prince Andrew's absence ensured that the spotlight was on the two children who were on their best behavior while making their debut.

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