Carole Middleton has said Christmas Eve is a ‘special occasion in her family’ as she hinted at Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ excitement over a visit from Santa Claus.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, 65, who lives in Berkshire with her husband Michael, said children in her family ‘get sweetly excited by the idea that Father Christmas is coming, and really want to give him something’.
Carole shared the insight on Instagram with followers of her celebration company Party Pieces, penning: ‘If you’re planning a virtual Christmas, cousins in different households might enjoy organising their goodies for Santa together over a video call.’
While it was confirmed the Queen, 94, will not be bubble with her family this year, it is unknown if Prince William and Kate Middleton, 38, as well as their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, will join Carole and Michael for Christmas.
Carole Middleton, 65, has said Christmas Eve is a ‘special occasion in her family’ as she hinted at Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis’, two, excitement over the festive period
Sharing a picture of some Christmas products from the brand, Carole said: ‘Christmas Eve has always been a special occasion for my family.’
Last month, Carole revealed she will decorate her Christmas tree over Zoom with her four grandchildren this year in a break from their usual tradition.
The grandmother said she usually lets Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and Pippa Middleton’s son Arthur Matthews, two, help her decide where to place her festive ornaments.
However, due to the coronavirus pandemic the businesswoman said she will continue the tradition but via video call – adding that it may need to be ‘tastefully rearranged’ afterwards.
The grandmother shared an insight into the Cambridge’s family Christmas traditions as she said children in her family ‘get sweetly excited by the idea that Father Christmas is coming, and really want to give him something’ (pictured, Prince William, 38, with Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis)
Carole shared the insight on Instagram in a ‘winter message’ to followers of her celebration company Party Pieces.
Her message read: ‘We may not be able to get together but, after a year like 2020, we need to remember what’s really important this Christmas.
‘For me, what really matters is that my family feels connected. I normally let my grandchildren help me decorate the tree.
‘This year, I’ll ask them by video call to decide which decoration should go where. It may need to be tastefully rearranged later…!’
The Queen’s family Christmas at Sandringham is off for the first time in 33 years, meaning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may spend Christmas Day with the Middletons for the first time since 2012. Pictured: Carole in 2019
Last month, Carole said for her, what matters is that her family feels ‘connected’ over Christmas
She added that curating the Party Pieces Christmas range gave her ‘joy and escapism’, adding: ‘I hope they help you feel the same.’
Carole’s comments come as it was announced the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will spend Christmas ‘quietly’ at Windsor Castle and will not form a ‘bubble’ with any other family members.
The Queen and Prince Philip traditionally spend the festive season with close family at Sandringham, in Norfolk.
But this year they will forgo the festivities and remain at Windsor Castle, where they have been isolating with a ‘bubble’ of staff since October.
It is understood the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will not take advantage of the relaxed Covid restrictions to form a Christmas bubble with other households.
Last year the Cambridges joined the Queen at Sandringham for Christmas and took part in the walkabout to meet royal fans – though Prince Louis was absent
It means the couple face spending Christmas Day without any of their four children for the first time since 1949, when the then Princess Elizabeth left a one-year-old Charles in the UK so she could be with Prince Philip in Malta.
In Tier 2 regions, like Windsor, up to six people from different households are able to mix outdoors. This means the Queen and Prince Philip could meet with family members for horse riding or walks in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The restrictions could mean the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend Christmas Day with the Middletons for the first time since 2012.
Last year the Cambridges joined the Queen at Sandringham for Christmas and took part in the walkabout to meet royal fans – though Prince Louis was absent.