How Kate Middleton and Prince William make Christmas special


Remember when everyone Prince george I wanted for Christmas was a toy police car? Man, those were not the simplest times.

Because if a recent Closer The report is to be believed, the royal offspring has really improved their Santa game. A source told the store (through Daily mail) that Charlotte Princess She is "obsessed with horses," as her real birthright is practically, women in her family tend to be excellent riders. As such, the source continued, "She has asked for a pony."

Prince William It is said that he thinks his 4-year-old daughter is a little young to jog next to the great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth IIThe steps, and you may have to wait until next year. Instead, both she and George (who seems to receive the tennis racket she requested) "will receive cooking games for children because they love to dirty the kitchen."

Mom and dad, meanwhile, are cheering up some Christmas joy. Because even without the wish list of fully accomplished kindergarten children, your holiday season will be very joyful.

In his continuous effort to give his heirs the size of a pint to the British throne a childhood as normal as could reasonably be expected, William and his wife Kate Middleton Lean hard on the classic ornaments of the season. "It is important for them that their children share children's traditions like their school friends," said a source We weekly last year, adding that being Prince louis& # 39; first Christmas, they were "doing everything possible to make it very special,quot;.

However, that is the general modus operandi in the Cambridge house, where Christmas trees abound (the one outside his four-story apartment in Kensington Palace is only 30 feet of greatness), the spirit is overly cheerful and the traditions are firmly rooted. Like, some decades of royal protocol entrenched.

Such will be the case this year when the family spends vacations in Gan-Gan's for the third consecutive year.

As expected, the monarch runs a rather tight boat during his three-day holiday in Sandringham, his picturesque 20,000-acre cottage in Norfolk. The matter begins on Christmas Eve with gifts in the red room (while adults exchange jaw gifts, more expensive items that are considered gauche for the wealthy family, children receive real toys) followed by dinner.

Christmas morning service is a must for all but the smallest royalty (William was 5 years old when he first attended while Prince Harry did not appear on St. Mary Magdalene until she was 7) and while the Queen and Prince Philip they are driven, the youngest royalty members are expected to make a show, the walk in the gala of their church attracts thousands of curious spectators. Then there is the family lunch with all the ornaments before settling in at 3 p.m. address, prerecorded in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace.

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"It's a pretty strange day because if you're from the north, I'd normally spend all day in underpants." Mike Tindall, husband of the queen's granddaughter, Zara Tindall, Offered in the podcast Rugby house.

"Then, by the time I had normally got up, I had already gone to church twice. It's strange for me, without a massive experience of going to church. So yes, it's completely different. I never had to take so many outfits in any place. "

Because dinners are formal matters, of various courses, where black tie and impeccable manners are required. Which means children, along with George, 5, Charlotte and Louis, 20 months, the girls of Tindall missing in action, 5 and Firewood, 18 months, are ready to attend as they are bed sheet, 8 and Phillips Island, 7, daughters of Zara's brother Peter Phillips and his wife, Fall"They are expected to behave or dig in their roast turkey at the children's table in the nursery." (The youngest royal in the family Archie harrisonOf course, we will enjoy a much quieter Christmas with Harry, Meghan markle and grandmother Doria Ragland.)

Even so, despite all the formality, it is understood that children, even those with blue blood lineages, will receive Santa's sugar and visions on Christmas day and part of the fun, while Harry passed on to the former president Barack Obama on BBC Radio 4 & # 39; s Today in 2017 it is "running with the children,quot;.

In addition, as you can imagine, Christmas in a palace is quite lovely, a team of workers responsible for making sure that each holly branch is hung and each tree trimmed. As one source said We weekly, "Sandringham at Christmas is beautifully adorned with several trees with ancient decorations collected over the years."

The decor of William and Kate's nearby country house, Anmer Hall, is equally meticulous. And with Kate's whole family that is said to be taking refuge in the 10-room Georgian mansion, a short drive from Sandringham, this year has undoubtedly gone everywhere.

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For Kate, it all starts with a tree that is light in disorder and heavy in the scent of Christmas. While helping the children select their tannenbaum at Peterley Manor Farm, their first outing as a patron of the Family Action charity, the Queen conveyed a paper: "I was asking about the trees that drop their needles and those that don't, and Which ones smell good! "Said owner Roger Brill. His usual choice: a Nordmann fir tree, known for its strong branches, deep green tone and symmetrical shape.

Christmas magic is also displayed in Grandma and Grandpa Middleton & # 39; s. Carole middleton revealed to The Telegraph Last year he likes to have as many trees as possible, including one in each child's room "so they can decorate it themselves." And judging by a post on the instagram of Party Pieces (the party supply company that she and Michael Middleton they have been owners for about three decades), their theory seems to be that you can never do too much: "Fairy lights, wooden ornaments and bright ornaments always important!" she wrote about her tree pruning environment. "There's even a cunning elf hiding somewhere in the branches!"

Once the trees are finished, Grandma has more tricks up her sleeve. "Christmas is a wonderful time of the year," he wrote in a 2015 edition of Housewife magazine. "We are all busy planning parties and festive meetings, but it is necessary to take the time to choose and give those important holiday touches."

Her selections include a confetti balloon kit, a paper garland and strings ideal for "little helpers to personalize,quot; and cupcakes with Christmas themes because, as she says, "all children love to bake."

Which means that George, Charlotte and little Louis should be delighted to see what awaits them under the tree this year.

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