Kate Middleton's Adorable Gesture for Prince Louis During Sandringham Church Gathering Warms Hearts: Watch

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Kate Middleton won praise for her gesture toward Prince Louis.

Dec. 26 2023, Published 4:03 p.m. ET

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The British royal family continued their annual walk to and from St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day, and Prince Louis once again stole everyone's attention! The fourth in line to the throne was escorted after the service by his mom, Kate, Princess of Wales, who is winning praise for her sweet gesture toward her youngest child.

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Prince Louis is guided by Kate, Princess of Wales, outside St Mary Magdalene Church.

All of the senior and junior royals walked behind King Charles III and Queen Camilla after church, and as the Princess of Wales and Louis joined the line, the future queen brushed her son's bangs away from his cheeks. The sweet moment was captured on camera and won Kate's raves for her "wonderful" motherly instincts and reassurance for a prince who was named a "national treasure" for his "cheeky" royal appearances throughout 2023.

Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte also attended the service and the Wales family was joined during their procession by Mike and Zara Tindall's daughter Mia, who held Louis' hand. George, in particular, was also singled out for adulation on social media, with many users pointing out how "grown up" the future king looks.

"Prince George [is] already so elegant. The way he walks, the way he rocks a suit. The hair and the delicate features. So gorgeous," someone wrote on X wrote, while another shared, "I see so much of Prince William in Prince George."

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Sarah Ferguson attended her first Christmas with the royals in decades.

Another surprise addition to the congregation this year was Sarah Ferguson, who joined the disgraced Prince Andrew and their daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, for the gathering. The former Duchess of York was invited to spend Christmas Day at Sandringham by King Charles III, which is believed to be her first such invite in 30 or so years. Although Fergie remained on good terms with the late Queen Elizabeth II after her divorce from Andrew in 1996, Her Majesty was a stickler for following royal protocol.

Charles III is relaxing many of these practices, and also invited Queen Camilla's non-royal children and grandchildren to spend the weekend at the Norfolk estate.

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King Charles III giving his second Christmas Speech as monarch.

After the service, the monarch's second Christmas message was likely watched by all guests, which saw His Majesty mention both the Israel-Hamas War and climate change in his speech.

"My heart has been warmed by countless examples of the imaginative ways in which people are caring for one another, going the extra mile to help those around them simply because they know it is the right thing to do. To care for this creation is the responsibility owned by people of all faiths and of none," the monarch shared as he also thanked the nation and Commonwealth for the support shown during his May 6 coronation.

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The royal family walking in procession on the Sandringham House estate on Christmas Day, 2023.

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