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By Scott Stump

Prince George and Princess Charlotte spread some Christmas cheer after earning a special treat from their parents following Sunday morning's church service.

The royal children looked adorable with their candy canes as they emerged with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following a Christmas service at St. Mark's church in Englefield.

Image: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the family of the Duchess attend a Christmas Day service near Bucklebury in southern England, Britain
Prince George got in the Christmas spirit by sucking on a candy cane following a service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, Britain. Reuters
Princess Charlotte, Duchess Kate
Princess Charlotte, 2, elected to use her candy cane as a digging tool instead of a sweet as she came out of church with Duchess Kate. REX via Shutterstock

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Prince George, 3, sucked on his sweet treat, while Princess Charlotte, 2, decided to use her candy cane to dig into the ground instead. George wore a knee-length coat with matching socks, while his sister sported red tights and a matching bow to go with her dark coat.

This was the first Christmas mass for the royal children, who were not in attendance for previous services held at the royal family's traditional church in Sandringham.

Image: British Royal Family Attends Sandringham Christmas Day Service
The royal family decided to spend the holidays with Duchess Kate's family, the Middletons, attending a service at St. Mark's Church near her family's home. EPA
Image: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the family of the Duchess attend a Christmas Day service near Bucklebury in southern England, Britain
This was the first Christmas mass for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Reuters
Princess Charlotte, Duchess Kate
Princess Charlotte, 2, looked adorable as she clutched her candy cane after Sunday's Christmas mass. REX via Shutterstock

Prince William and Duchess Kate broke with tradition to spend the holidays with her family, the Middletons, including her parents, two siblings, and sister Pippa's fiance, James Matthews.

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The other members of the royal family gathered at their annual service in Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth's winter estate, which is 170 miles from the Middletons' home in the village of Bucklebury.

Queen Elizabeth, 90, did not attend the service while recovering from a cold, according to the palace.

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