The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Sandringham on Christmas Day. Picture: Matthew Usher

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Sandringham’s St Mary Magdalene Church for its Christmas Day service.

The royal couple were pictured driving from their nearby Anmer Hall home with their children, George, eight, Charlotte, six, and Louis, three.

It is believed the Duchess’ parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, also attended the service.

Earlier in the day, Prince William and Kate appeared to have tweeted: “From those who are alone or having to isolate away from loved ones, to the incredible people supporting our NHS and caring for those most in need – we are thinking of you. W & C.”

In a break with tradition, the Queen cancelled her plans to celebrate Christmas at Sandringham amid a rise in Omicron cases.

The 95-year-old monarch was at Windsor Castle instead.

It was the first Christmas the Queen has marked since the death of her husband, Prince Phillip, earlier this year.