In pictures: Meghan Markle joins royal family for Christmas Day service

Meghan Markle joined the royal family for their traditional Christmas Day service at the Queen's Sandringham estate.

Wearing a light brown coat and brown hat, boots and bag, Ms Markle walked arm-in-arm with fiance Prince Harry as they made the short journey from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene Church.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive (Joe Giddens/PA)

The Duke of Edinburgh with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
The Duke of Edinburgh with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (Joe Giddens/PA )

Crowds gather outside St Mary Magdalene Church
Crowds gather outside St Mary Magdalene Church (Joe Giddens/PA)

The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge outside the church
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge outside the church (Joe Giddens/PA)

The Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales and Lady Sarah Chatto arrive
The Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales and Lady Sarah Chatto arrive for an early service (Joe Giddens/PA)

Michael Metz of the US seized the opportunity to propose to girlfriend Ashley Millican while waiting for the royals
Michael Metz of the US seized the opportunity to propose to girlfriend Ashley Millican while waiting for the royals (Sam Russell/PA)

The Duke of York with Princess Beatrice
The Duke of York with Princess Beatrice (Joe Giddens/PA)

The Duke of Edinburgh arrived with Princess Eugenie
The Duke of Edinburgh with Princess Eugenie (Joe Giddens/PA)

(Left-right) Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips and Sir Timothy Laurence
(Left-right) Autumn Phillips, Peter Phillips and Sir Timothy Laurence (Joe Giddens/PA)

Members of the public flocked to see the royals
Members of the public flocked to see the royals (Joe Giddens/PA)

Security checks in the grounds ahead of the service
Security checks in the grounds (Joe Giddens/PA)

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