British Royal Family

Why Duchess Catherine and Prince William want a non royal christmas

The real reason behind Kate and Wills deciding to Christmas with the Middletons is very sweet!

By Chloe Lal
It was confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are skipping Sandringham to spend the festivites with Catherine's family.
Now parenting expert Lisa Clegg has chatted to the Mail Online, explaining the reason is much more than choosing whose family gets to see the grandkids at Christmas.
"The decision has been made out of a desire to put Charlotte and George first."
She continued, "If William and Kate can take a step back from Official Royal duties at certain times, in order to keep life as simple and normal as possible for George and Charlotte then that's absolutely the right decision."
From what we know about the Queen's Christmas, Sandringham has a very strict timetable. The day is planned to the tee, from breakfast, walking the dogs to their exactly 50 minute Christmas lunch.
Putting the kids' needs first is the most important thing for Kate and Wills.
Christmas is the Middleton household is vastly different affair.
Unlike the formal royal celebrations, it's a much more relaxed day with Kate's loved ones.
Pippa has previously spoken about the family time, describing it as "magical" and revealing that her dad always rocks a fancy dress outfit.
One of his favourites includes an inflatable sumo wrestler - and we can just imagine how much George and sweet Charlotte would love that!
This is the second time since their 2011 nuptials that Catherine and William, who are usually firm fixtures at Sandringham, will skip the Queen's celebrations.
But the Cambridges aren't forgoing the royal holiday completely.
It's believed they'll head over to the Norfolk estate on Boxing Day so that George and Charlotte can spend time with their Gan-Gan, uncle Harry and grandparents Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.
No matter what, we imagine sweet Charlotte and cheeky George, who's already opening his presents, will have a glorious day, filled with lots of laughs and love!
It will be Charlotte and George's first Christmas with their maternal side of the family.

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