Meghan Markle joined the royal family for their most famous Christmas tradition


Also in the party were Prince Charles, who will become Markle's father-in-law when she and Harry marry in May 2018.

The Queen preparing for her televised Christmas address.

"I don't know that anyone had invented the term platinum' for a 70th wedding anniversary when I was born". "I was definitely very surprised".

This is the first Christmas the family is joined by Markle. "She's done an absolutely wonderful job, she's getting in there and it's the family that I suppose she never had".

The Queen leaves church.

May was put under even more pressure to rescind her offer of a state visit, which would include an audience with the queen, after Trump retweeted anti-Islamic tweets posted by a member of the nativist Britain First group, the Telegraph reports.

She visited the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk.

Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to catch a glimpse of the royal family, with some arriving in the middle of the night to ensure a good view.

Queen Elizabeth also had kind words for her husband, who this year stepped down from most public duties because of his advancing years.

Harry will marry Ms Markle on 19 May at Windsor Castle and is widely expected to choose his older brother William to be his best man.

Harry is due to marry the actor Meghan Markle in May next year and the couple have told aides they want to invite the former US President and First Lady to the wedding.

"It was fantastic, " Harry said.

"Yes of course Trump is divisive", Markle said to Wilmore.

Tess Gilder, manager of Park House, which describes itself as a unique hotel for disabled people, was with Ms Wallis.

She said of Ms Markle: "She was just so natural, so lovely". Made of baby alpaca, the wrap coat retails for $1,295, and it's available for pre-order now.

The bag looked new but it was not known if it was a Christmas gift.

But, as usual, it was the Queen who stole the show in a bright tangerine coat dress with epaulettes, worn over a green floral dress, and that matching hat with flower detail, all designed by royal favourite Angela Kelly. The soon-to-be royal playfully posed for the crowd, sticking out her tongue to and smiling for everyone trying to get a photo of her. "I have been waiting out here since 7.30am but I didn't have to come far".

The royals stopped to talk with area residents, who waited in the cold for a chance to give them flowers. I'd love to wish Harry congratulations on the engagement and I'm really hoping to see little George and Charlotte.

■ Ron Hatfield, 62, from Ohio: "We are over here visiting my son who is in the United States airforce".