Prince William & Kate's Christmas Mass with the Middletons

Posted Tuesday December 25, 2012 12:03 PM GMT

Ringing in the wintertime holiday away from the rest of the royal family, Prince William and Kate opted to celebrate Christmas with the Middletons in Berkshire on Tuesday (December 25).

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a service at St Marks Church alongside Michael, Carole, James and Pippa, with the mass having been conducted by Reverend Ann Templeman.

Bundled up in a burgundy jacket while flanked by six police protection officers, Kate's appearance comes shortly after it was revealed that she and William are expecting their first child together.

Meanwhile, the rest of the royals including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Prince Edward and the Duchess of Cornwall kept with tradition by holding court at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.

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