Kate and William 'to spend Christmas with Middletons' says insider
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Carole Middleton is reportedly a very hands-on grandmother who loves to spend time with her grandchildren during the Christmas holidays. The Duchess of Cambridge’s mother even admitted to having developed a bit of a trick to keep Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis entertained whilst decorating. Royal expert Christine Ross praised the strategy as “lovely” while also achieving the hard task of “eliminating” at least some of the anxieties that come with setting up the Christmas decorations.
The Royally Us host said: “She does two Christmas trees so one is really formal and the other one is really for the kids.
“It’s either their handmade decorations or something they made at school or something they bought just for granny’s tree.
“And it gets decorated together.
“I know she’s spoken before that her favourite time at Christmas is when she has all the grandkids over and they’re decorating the tree.”
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Ms Ross added: “It’s such a lovely thing and it probably eliminates that anxiety when they put the ornaments in the wrong place because you have your grown-up tree that looks beautiful.
“And then the kids can do the other one.”
In addition to Kate’s three children, Carole Middleton and husband Michael Middleton are also the proud grandparents of Arthur and Grace Matthews, the children of their youngest daughter Pippa Matthews.
The Middletons are expected to spend some time with George, Charlotte, and Louis this Christmas as Prince William and Kate opted to skip the annual stay with the Queen.
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Her Majesty herself was forced to shelve her traditional Sandringham plans in a bid to “set an example” for the UK amid the rise of the Omicron variant.
The Queen will remain in Windsor, where she will spend time with Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall as well as her cousin the Duke of Gloucester and his wife.
Prince Edward and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and Prince Andrew are also expected to drop in to pay a visit to the Queen.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will instead stay at their country pile in Norfolk, Anmer Hall.
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The traditional Christmas Day speech will be broadcast at 3pm on both the BBC and ITV.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the Queen will give a more personal twist to her annual address, reflecting on the year that passed and the major changes the Royal Family and the country have experienced.
Prince Philip, who died aged 99 in April, is expected to feature heavily in the speech as a preview picture of the address showed Her Majesty opted to display a picture of the pair looking smilingly at each other on their 60th wedding anniversary.
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