Prince William ‘had lots of giggles’ during Christmas Day church service at Sandringham as he struggled to ‘keep a straight face’ with his cousins sitting across from him
- Prince William said he giggled at a church service on Christmas Day
- The Duke of Cambridge attended his first service at Sandringham in 1987 at the age of five
- He said he always struggled to keep a straight face while sitting with his cousins
It’s an occasion meant to demonstrate family unity and the Queen’s position as supreme governor of the Church of England, but Prince William reveals that the Christmas Day church service at Sandringham did not always been as sober as the public might imagine.
As he begins his walk through the 16th century building, he says: “So we are just outside the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. The flag is raised and I am right next to the door where we normally enter as a family.
“And the great thing is that we sit facing each other as a family and growing up having my cousins sitting in front of me has always been quite difficult to keep a face. impassive at times.
Prince William has revealed he giggled “on several occasions” during the Christmas Day service in Sandringham. He took his kids for the first time in 2019 (pictured)
The Duke of Cambridge attended his first church service on Christmas Day in Sandringham in 1987, at the age of five. He is pictured serving Sandringham with his cousin Zara Phillips in 1988
“I had giggles many times in the service. Fortunately, no one is filming it. So you can get away with it, and on Christmas Day it’s fun to laugh and have fun.
William attended his first church service on Christmas Day in Sandringham in 1987, at the age of five, and took his two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the first time in 2019.
In addition to banks of photographers and television crews, large crowds are drawn to the allure of so many royals all together.
In the run-up to the first Christmas without Prince Philip, William speaks fondly of his grandfather, who died in April at the age of 99.
William says: “My family spends their Christmases in Norfolk in Sandringham, UK. You have tall pines which are quite synonymous with this part of Norfolk. And I love the smell of pine in winter. It is very calming.
“As we walk here, it is a walk my family has taken for many years on Christmas Day.
“I have fond memories of walking here, and my grandpa, he walked so fast that there were huge gaps and spaces between all of us, and there were us in the back with little legs trying follow .’