Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Attend Christmas Service With Royal In-Laws Kate Middleton and Prince William

royals christmasKING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive to attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

While speculation of a supposed rift between the Cambridges and the Sussexes was abundant this season, Princes William and Harry as well as their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, showed no signs of family trouble on Christmas Day while attending church.

The couples, just like their 2017 appearance, appeared together for their walk into the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.

Markle, who’s currently expecting her first child with her husband, linked arms with Harry as she walked in the center alongside Middleton, who was joined by Prince William on the other side. The brothers and their wives closely trailed Prince Charles, while the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge’s three adorable kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and little Prince Louis, all stayed at Anmer Hall.

In-laws Markle and Middleton chatted happily as they made their way into the institution. As with previous tradition, the couple then joined the Queen at her estate in Sandringham for Christmas Day service—rife with family tradition—followed by a viewing of the ruler’s annual holiday address to the Commonwealth.

While the Sussexes and Cambridges have now been neighbors for well over a year, they will soon be leading separate lives once Markle and Prince Harry move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor Castle next spring. The move will overlap with the birth of their first child.

It was previously reported that Markle and Middleton dealt with some pre-wedding drama, particularly related to a commonly stressful topic for many couples.

“There was an argument between Meghan and Kate over the fit of Princess Charlotte’s dress,” a family friend previously told People. “There were very few fittings for the bridesmaids. Everything was left to the last minute, and it was really stressful for everyone involved.”

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