Thursday 30 March 2017

Kate Middleton and Prince William to continue Christmas tradition at Amner Hall home with her family

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte
Photo released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The photograph was taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
Princess Charlotte laughs with her teddy in this photograph taken by her mother Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
June 2015: Britain's Prince William holds Prince George as he waves with Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in central London, Britain June 13, 2015. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the Queen's official birthday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
May 2015: Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

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.

June 2015: Britain's Prince William holds Prince George as he waves with Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in central London, Britain June 13, 2015. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the Queen's official birthday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
June 2015: Britain's Prince William holds Prince George as he waves with Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in central London, Britain June 13, 2015. Trooping the Colour is a ceremony to honour the Queen's official birthday. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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.

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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.

May 2015: Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
May 2015: Britain's Prince William returns with his son George to the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, after the birth of his daughter in London, Britain May 2, 2015. Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

"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."

Princess Charlotte laughs with her teddy in this photograph taken by her mother Kate, Duchess of Cambridge
Princess Charlotte laughs with her teddy in this photograph taken by her mother Kate, Duchess of Cambridge

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