The royal family can be surprisingly ordinary when it comes to holiday traditions. Indeed, when it comes to how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Prince William spend their Christmas, it seems like a big deal of how millions of people around the world celebrate the holidays.
Recently, sources close to Duchess Kate revealed another way in which they are just like many other families with young children when it comes to a particular holiday tradition. Read how many children Prince William and Middleton have, to learn how the royals spend their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and whether or not they allow their little ones to believe in Santa Claus.
How many children does Kate Middleton and Prince William have?
Duchess Kate grew up in a close, loving family, while Prince William was close with her younger brother Prince Harry. It seemed inevitable that both wish to raise and care for a large family of their own.
Therefore, no one was surprised when, after two years, Duchess Kate and Prince William tied the knot in 2011, welcoming their first child: Prince George. In 2015, their second child was daughter, Princess Charlotte. They had their third child in early 2016, known as Prince Louis.
Rumors continue to swirl about the possibility of Duchess Kate and Prince William having a fourth child — and Middleton possibly already being pregnant — but as of now, nothing has been confirmed. Nevertheless, many reports claim that the couple has a fourth child and would have loved to meet their family.
How does the royal family spend Christmas?
Although the royal family lives their lives in the limelight and has to deal with the pressures of regular public life, the way they choose to spend Christmas is surprisingly down to earth and ordinary. In 2016, a former chef for the royal family opened up about his typical routine during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The chef said that on the eve of Christmas, in the German tradition, royalty is afternoon tea and an open gift on Christmas Eve. The next morning, the whole family has a big breakfast and then attends a church service.
After church services, they enjoy another large meal, this one filled with traditional holiday foods like roasted turkey and Christmas pudding. The chef describes how, after the meal, Queen Elizabeth II watches the Christmas speech before the family disperses and is enjoying some quiet time before gathering again for afternoon tea and a large evening buffet-style meal.
The chef also revealed that Christmas is a special time for the royal family, and even the queen enjoys some chocolate as she is a prominent ‘chocoholic.’
Will Kate take the children of Middleton Cambridge to see Santa Claus?
Recently, sources close to the royal family have revealed that Queen Kate will take her children to the story grotto in Log Cabin, a children’s getaway in London that features Christmas activities and appearances by Santa Claus. The source claimed that the Duchess wanted to allow Kate Cambridge’s children to give their wish lists to Santa Claus in person.
It seems that both Prince William and Middleton really want to give their children a chance to be “normal” and things that other school children experience. Prince William provided examples that his mother, Princess Diana, may have and how he often brought his boys out to experience something like theme parks and fast food places.
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