Off to church! Meghan Markle made her first official appearance alongside royal family members on Christmas Day, by joining her future in-laws for their annual tradition of attending church service at Sandringham in the countryside.
The Suits star, 36, joined her fiancé, Prince Harry, at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Norfolk. The couple walked alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton. The couple’s two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, remained at home while the adults enjoyed the outing.
For the occasion, Markle donned a nude color coat paired with a beret opposite her future sister-in-law Kate Middleton, who looked Christmas Day-appropriate in a plaid piece with a black hat. This was Harry and Meghan’s first appearance with the Duke and Duchess, while all four trailed behind Prince Philip.
During their initial sit-down with BBC News in November, the couple expressed that Middleton has been a huge welcome into the family. “Catherine has been absolutely amazing,” Harry said of his sister-in-law.
“Wonderful,” Markle added in agreement. “The whole family has come together and been a huge amount of support.”
Markle’s Christmas appearance was a typical break from tradition for the family, who didn’t have Middleton join William at the same service back in 2010 while they were still engaged.
Following the church service, the newly engaged couple joined the family for a roast turkey (surprise!) along with pudding. Queen Elizabeth II then addressed the U.K. that afternoon local time, while the other family members enjoyed holiday traditions of their own.
Harry and Meghan will marry in May 2018 at Windsor.