The Royal Family

Why Christmas Eve Will Be Different For The Cambridges This Year

We almost made it, the end of 2020 is near, but there is still the festive season to go through. And with the global pandemic still continuing and affecting everyone in the world, we will just have to adapt, the same thing we have been doing all year long.

This is also true for the royal family, who will, for the first time in years, not be together for Christmas. At the moment it is still unsure where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, will be spending their holiday season.

The family usually join the Queen and the rest of the royals at Sandringham House, but this year they might decide to stay in their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall.

Prince William Kate George Charlotte and Louis

This year they will have to somehow change most of the Christmas traditions they have, such as laying their presents on trestle tables and exchanging them at teatime on Christmas Eve, however this year the Queen will be spending Christmas at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince Philip. Being the tech-savvy senior royals they are, William and Kate might decide to somehow continue the gift-giving tradition through Zoom this year.

Almost all of the royals have at one point used some kinds of the video conference app, with the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall all using video calls to carry out their royal duties, as well as keeping in touch with family members. It has been reported that Camilla enjoys using the Houseparty app with her grandchildren and friends during the lockdown.

While the children will no doubt be getting lots of presents from family members on Christmas Eve, it is very likely that George, Charlotte and Louis will be getting special delivery on the big day from Santa.

Last year Prince William revealed what was on Prince George’s Christmas list. While appearing on A Barry Royal Christmas with Mary Berry in 2019, William was asked what he would be getting his children for Christmas.

“Well, George has already written his list for Father Christmas,” he revealed. “He loves his drawing, he’s a very good drawer. We might give him something to do with drawing or football. Loving his football as well!”

Last week the Cambridges shared their 2020 Christmas card of the whole family, featuring five smiling faces. The photograph shows William, Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis posing on bales of hay at their Norfolk home, looking all festive and cheerful.

All of them rocked casual outfits, with fans noticing that the children had been previously playing outside, as both Charlotte and Louis both sported muddy knees in the photo.

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