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Kate Middleton plans first Christmas in Norfolk mansion as new privacy row emerges

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Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive for the Christmas Day service at Sandringham on December 25, 2013 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive for the Christmas Day service at Sandringham on December 25, 2013 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

April 2014: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George of Cambridge as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look whilst meeting a Bilby called George at Taronga Zoo

April 2014: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George of Cambridge as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge look whilst meeting a Bilby called George at Taronga Zoo

Kate and William

Kate and William

Kate Middleton and Prince George  at the polo

Kate Middleton and Prince George at the polo

(L-R) Carole, James, Michael and Philippa Middleton depart the Goring Hotel in London on April 30, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/GP/Getty Images)

(L-R) Carole, James, Michael and Philippa Middleton depart the Goring Hotel in London on April 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/GP/Getty Images)

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with Prince George in 2013

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with Prince George in 2013

Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton

Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton

While pregnant last year, Kate wore her trusty heels with this duck egg blue coat dress

While pregnant last year, Kate wore her trusty heels with this duck egg blue coat dress

Sisters Kate and Pippa Middleton in 2011

Sisters Kate and Pippa Middleton in 2011

During a sailing trip in New Zealand in 2014

During a sailing trip in New Zealand in 2014

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Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive for the Christmas Day service at Sandringham on December 25, 2013 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Kate Middleton and Prince William are said to be very upset after photos of them leaving a doctor's office were published in New York.

The royal couple were at their physician reportedly getting their 12-week scan when they were snapped by paparazzi and published in an American newspaper.

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The royals during their trip

The royals during their trip

Kate is pregnant with her second child and is entering her sixth week of severe morning sickness, a condition known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

Last month, they filed a suit against two photographers who they believe were invading their one-year-old son Prince George's privacy.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton

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The couple issued the warning saying that while the prince is young "he must be permitted to lead an ordinary life".

It was sent after an incident in a park in London where Prince William was concerned an individual was monitoring his son's daily routines and "placing Prince George under surveillance."

Meanwhile, Kate will be hosting her family at their Norfolk mansion for Christmas this year. While her parents Carole and Michael and siblings Pippa and James will be holed up in the countryside mansion, they won't be sitting down to Christmas Day lunch with the royal family at Sandringham House.

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(L-R) Carole, James, Michael and Philippa Middleton depart the Goring Hotel in London on April 30, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/GP/Getty Images)

(L-R) Carole, James, Michael and Philippa Middleton depart the Goring Hotel in London on April 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/GP/Getty Images)

(L-R) Carole, James, Michael and Philippa Middleton depart the Goring Hotel in London on April 30, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/GP/Getty Images)

It's said that the snub is not meant as a personal insult, but rather a solution to space issues.

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Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton

Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton

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"The Queen is fond of Kate and doesn’t mean to exclude her family – indeed she has broken many of the old rules for them in the past," a royal insider told the Daily Mail.

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"But if all of her children and grandchildren’s wives had their families to lunch, there wouldn’t be enough room, even at Sandringham House’s dining room."

It's believed they will attend a holiday tea at the estate.

The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to make her first official appearance since announcing her pregnancy on October 21st to welcome the President of Singapore o London.

"I think it would be fair to say that this is the first time the Duchess has played a formal part in a State Visit programme," a Kensington Palace spokesman said.

She has been forced to cancel several engagement as she battles the pregnancy sickness.


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