Prince William and Kate Middleton spent a family Christmas at their Anmer Hall estate in Norfolk.
The Cambridge, both 39, remained in Norfolk for the holiday season following the Queen’s decision to cancel the Royals’ traditional Sandringham Christmas for the second consecutive year.
Although the family of five failed to see the queen this year, they vowed to make her a “special extra” spent together.
Like the little ones across the country, the three kids couldn’t resist a super early start and were reportedly awake at 5am to check if Santa had come to visit.
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Fortunately, he had reportedly left gifts for all of them, including a camping kit for George, a climbing frame for Louis, and a VCR for Charlotte. They have also opened several games and books.
“Even though Kate and William avoid excessively spoiling children, they drop the rule at Christmas,” the source told US Weekly.
The Duke of Cambridge reportedly gave his wife a “beautiful bracelet,” the source said.
Kate is believed to have then prepared and cooked a traditional turkey-based Christmas lunch and for dessert the family shunned Christmas pudding in favor of a gingerbread house, a log of chocolate and an apple pie for dessert. with the children.
“Kate cooked a traditional Christmas feast for lunch: turkey, stuffing, pigs in the blankets, ham, roast potatoes and all the trimmings,” the insider told the magazine.
He also “used his creative skills to decorate the table with candles, evergreen branches and cones as centerpieces”.
The insider’s report also said the kids enjoyed reading their Christmas cracker jokes.
The Cambridge people are believed to have video-called Her Majesty later in the afternoon, as well as Prince Charles and “a few other royal relatives”.
On Christmas Day, William and Kate shared a message to pay tribute to “those who are alone or who need to isolate themselves from loved ones”.
They said they recognized that today is “different from what so many of us had planned” following a spike in Covid cases in recent weeks, forcing people to isolate themselves from their families.
It said: ‘This Christmas will be different from what so many of us had planned. From those who are alone or need to isolate themselves from loved ones, to the amazing people who support our NHS and care for the most needy – we’re thinking of you. WC. ‘
It is believed that they will be staying at Anmer Hall over the Christmas holidays and returning to London in the new year.