Kate Middleton’s mum Carole previously revealed the one Christmas tradition she loves carrying out with her grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – and it will be making a return this year after it was halted last year due to Covid
The Duchess of Cambridge’s mum has revealed a Christmas tradition she loves carrying out with her grandchildren is back on the cards again this year.
Carole Middleton has previously told of how she normally allows her grandchildren – who include Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – to decorate one of her Christmas trees.
However, Covid restrictions last year meant Carole, who runs the party supplies business Party Pieces, was unable to see the youngsters and instead they carried out the tradition via Zoom.
However, taking to the Party Pieces Instagram page, the grandmother-of-five confirmed the tree decorating ceremony would be taking place again this year.
She wrote: “Once again this year we plan to have two Christmas trees: one for the children to decorate and one which I do myself.”
And it seems that helping out the royal children will be Kate’s sister Pippa’s kids Arthur and Grace.
Meanwhile, Carole also previously revealed another decoration she will be hiding around her home for her grandchildren – Christmas gonks.
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In recent years, the Scandinavian gnomes have boomed in popularity across Britain and Carole, whose Party Pieces business sells the dolls, also wrote on her firm’s Instagram page: “I’m going to need a few of these cheeky chaps this December, to hide around the house and make my grandchildren laugh.
“As much as I love immaculate decorations, we can’t be too serious at Christmas!”
It’s believed that Kate and Prince William along with George, Charlotte and Louis will be spending Christmas this year at Sandringham with the rest of the Royal Family before spending time at the Middletons.
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But despite effectively celebrating Christmas three times, one royal expert has said William and Kate will be sure to try not to spoil George, Charlotte and Louis too much.
Royal expert Duncan Larcombe has said the couple will “want their children to feel normal” and “won’t be lavishing them with expensive gifts”.
Mr Larcombe told OK! that the family will be celebrating Christmas on their own, together with the more formal event at Sandringham with William’s family and spending time with Kate’s family.
He said: “I think we’re looking at three Christmases rolled into one for William and Kate and their children.
“There will be Christmas on their own with their kids, the more formal celebrations at Sandringham with William’s family and then time with Kate’s family, the Middletons.
“But something we know for sure about William and Kate is that they want their children to feel normal and so they certainly won’t be lavishing them with expensive gifts, that’s for certain. They won’t let them be spoiled.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.