Kate Middleton and Prince William to continue Christmas tradition at Amner Hall home with her family
Published 14/12/2015 | 09:58
Kate Middleton and Prince William will continue their low-key Christmas tradition at their home in Norfolk.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend Christmas mass with the royal family before making their way to their mansion, Amner Hall, to celebrate the day with their children Prince George (two) and Princess Charlotte (seven months).
Also joining them again this year is Kate's family - her mother Carole, father Michael, brother James and sister Pippa.
Since welcoming George in 2013, the pair have celebrated Christmas Day at their own home, "preferring the less formal atmosphere" at their Norfolk estate, according to The Telegraph.
It's also believed their desired to give their children gifts can be more easily facilitated away from Sandringham House, where royals' gifts are encouraged to be simple.
Kate was spotted earlier this week shopping in London, spending more than an hour at her favourite department store Peter Jones in Chelsea, where she reportedly purchased a wipe clean table cloth.
The Duke said he is looking forward to Christmas with his adorable children and said he'd be lucky to get a good night's sleep. "Well, if I get any sleep on Christmas Eve it'll be good, because George will be bouncing around like a rabbit," he told The Big Issue.
"I think George will be extremely bouncy this year because he's suddenly worked out what Christmas is all about. So that will be two children, one who suddenly appreciates Christmas, which could be quite challenging. But I'm looking forward to it.
"It's a very different experience at Christmas, having a family of your own."