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Just your average Sunday: Prince William, Harry, Kate Middleton attend service at Sandringham

Published 28/12/2015 | 07:40

Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after attending the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after attending the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after attending the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after attending the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Viscount David Linley, Prince Harry, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in their 2015 Christmas card
Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after attending the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Kate Middleton and Prince William left their two children at home again to attend church at Sandringham on Sunday.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip for the Sunday service, just days after celebrating Christmas.

While crowds gathered outside hoped to catch a glimpse of Prince George (two) and Princess Charlotte (seven months), they were once again left at home in Amner Hall, which Kate previously hinted at, saying "you would have heard him in the church."

The Duchess stunned in an brown tweed suit skirt combination by the Michael Kors Collection and a matching black fascinator.

Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after attending the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after attending the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

The Cambridges celebrated the festive season at their Norfolk estate with the Middleton family, shunning royal Christmas tradition at the Queen's estate.

Security was increased this year as armed guards frisked all guests approaching the church.

Read more: Prince George and Princess Charlotte steal the show in royal family Christmas card

However, Kate and William are determined to make their children's upbringing as normal as possible and enrolling George in a local nursery school.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after attending the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart after attending the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on December 27, 2015 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

The royal toddler will be enrolled for a few days a week at the Westacre Montessori School nursery.

The nursery said in a statement: "We are looking forward to welcoming George to our nursery where he will get the same special experience as all our children."

George is expected to attend his first class before the end of January.

Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in their 2015 Christmas card
Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte in their 2015 Christmas card

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