The pandemic took its toll once again, as the planned Christmas celebrations were cancelled for the royals, but it seems the Cambridges gave it their all to make it ‘extra special’, especially for the young royals.
An insider tells us that the day began extra early, as Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, woke up at 5 am to see if Santa Clause had paid them a visit at their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, during the night.
‘While Kate and William avoid overly spoiling the children, they let the rule slide at Christmas,’ claims the source.
Reportedly Prince George received a camping kit, Prince Louis received a climbing frame and Princess Charlotte followed in her mother’s footsteps, Kate being a keen photographer, as she received a children’s video camera. Of course, they also opened a few books and games.
Not to be outdone, Prince William treated the Duchess of Cambridge to a ‘beautiful bracelet’, wanting to ‘make this Christmas extra special’, said the source.
As mentioned previously the usual royal Christmas celebrations were cancelled, so Her Majesty had been staying at Windsor. Fortunately, the Cambridges were able to video call the Queen, as well as Prince Charles and ‘few other royal relatives’.
The Duchess, displaying another skill, cooked a traditional Christmas roast for lunch, making a gingerbread house, chocolate log and apple pie for dessert with the children, claims the source.
‘Kate cooked a traditional feast for lunch – turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, ham, roast potatoes and all the trimmings,’ they said. ‘She used her creative skills to decorate the table with candles, evergreen branches and cones as centrepieces’.
Later adding that the little royals loved reading the jokes from their Christmas crackers. They spent time with the Middleton family following Christmas, and William and George watched their favourite Aston Villa lose to Chelsea on Boxing Day.
The Duke and Duchess shared a message to pay tribute, jointly penning a tweet, signed off with ‘W&C’ to indicate they had written it themselves, and posted it on Christmas morning.
‘This Christmas will be different to what so many of us had planned. From those who are alone or having to isolate away from loved ones, to the incredible people supporting our NHS and caring for those most in need – we are thinking of you. W & C,’ it read.
The Cambridges will probably spend all their holiday season at Anmer Hall joined by members of the Middleton family, having not celebrated Christmas with them since 2016, when William, Kate, George and Charlotte visited a church in Bucklebury.
Although they were not with the Queen on Christmas Day it is reported that William and Kate will see her over the Christmas period.