Meghan Markle is just having your average Christmas, really: You know, family gatherings, church services with the Queen, meeting fans who braved the cold just to catch a glimpse of you and your future in-laws—just your normal Christmas traditions... Well, if you're engaged to the world's most eligible bachelor and on your way to becoming a royal yourself, that is. For the rest of us, Meghan Markle's Christmas sounds totally foreign—but no less fabulous. As previously reported, the bride-to-be is spending the holidays with her fiancé Prince Harry and her future in-laws (ahem, the royal family) and it looks like it's off to a stellar start. Markle just joined Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton for Christmas church services with the Queen.
Today's a day as big as Santa's list for Markle. Not only is it the first Christmas she's spending with her future family-in-law, but it's the very first time someone who has yet to marry into the royal family has been included in their Christmas celebrations. (Talk about pressure.) First on the agenda on Christmas Day was church services at Sandringham, the Queen's country estate in rural Norfolk, according to CNN.
Markle appeared arm-in-arm with Prince Harry and she sleighed in a taupe-colored wrap coat and brown hat. (Clearly adjusting to those British fashion customs, we see!) Prince William and Kate Middleton were also in attendance for the family gathering, and the Queen herself later arrived with the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales.
After the services concluded, Markle ventured into the crowd that had gathered to wish her, her fiancé, and her future in-laws a "Happy Christmas."
“She said lots of things,” said Judith Wallis, who attended in hopes of seeing the royals, told The Guardian. “She was very, very lovely.” Another crowd member added, “She was just so natural, so lovely. I think they just wished us a happy Christmas and were interested in whether we had been before."
With all that poise and polish, looks like Markle can officially cross "Impress In-Laws" off her holiday to-do list.