Prince Harry and fiancee smiled and chatted because they walked alongside William and Kate at Queens Sandringham estate

Meghan Markle became a member of the royal family for his or her traditional Xmas Day service in the Queens Sandringham estate.

Markle walked arm-in-arm together with her fiance, Prince Harry, because they made rapid journey from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene church. She appeared comfortable because they smiled and chatted because they walked alongside William and Kate, who’s pregnant together with her third child.

The Queen showed up inside a vehicle and became a member of the audience, that also incorporated the Duke of Edinburgh and also the Prince of Wales.

Countless well-wishers switched to catch a peek at the royal family, with a few calling out merry Christmas because they walked past.

The Queen and Prince Philip on Monday. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

As they made the return journey to Sandringham House after the service was over, Markle and Harry stopped to chat to some of the crowd who turned out in mild conditions. Among them was Judith Wallis, who was sitting in a wheelchair and is staying at the neighbouring Park House Hotel on her first Christmas Day visit to Sandringham.

She said Harry recognised her teddy bear called Maureen, which is a mascot for the Armed Forces charity SSAFA, and her hat that bore the Gurkha regiment emblem. She said Markle spoke to them, too.

She said lots of things, said Wallis, who is in her 70s and from Chesterfield. She was very, very lovely.

Tess Gilder, the manager of Park House, which describes itself as a unique hotel for disabled people, was with Wallis. She said of Markle: She was just so natural, so lovely. I think they just wished us a happy Christmas and were interested in whether we had been before.

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