Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will help their grandmother decorate the Middleton family Christmas tree—despite COVID.
Kate Middleton’s mother Carole revealed through Instagram that she plans to let the royal children pick what goes where during a video call.
However, she joked she may have to switch the decorations around again afterward in the message, on the Instagram site for her company Party Pieces.
The message, signed off “Yours, Carole,” reads: “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…!
“Curating our Christmas ranges gave me some joy and escapism, and I hope they help you feel the same.
“From alternative advent calendars to Christmas decorations and stocking fillers, Party Pieces has everything you need for this festive season, which we hope is a safe and happy one for all.”
Middleton revealed in a 2018 interview with the Sunday Telegraph how she buys multiple trees so the royal children can have one of their own and “decorate it themselves.”
She said they have one fashionable tree and one covered in baubles.
That year she chose to offer a vegan option during their Christmas meal as the family sat down for Christmas dinner.
The Middleton’s may have some tough decisions to make this year as Britons have been given permission to form “Christmas bubbles”—but only with three households.
The restrictions mean Carole and husband Michael Middleton can have two of their children to stay with them at their mansion in Bucklebury, Berkshire, but not all three.
Prince William and Kate may want to see the royals, either Queen Elizabeth II, or father Prince Charles or both.
However, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge choose to spend Christmas with the Middletons then either Kate’s sister Pippa or Kate’s brother James will have to make alternative plans.
The royal family’s own plans are still being finalized, with nothing yet formally announced, but insiders yesterday told Newsweek the queen would stick to the rules.
A palace source said: “I don’t think Her Majesty has done anything since March which isn’t within all the appropriate guidelines so you can safely assume she will be taking into account all the appropriate advice.”
The royal family traditionally celebrate Christmas at Elizabeth’s estate in Sandringham, where they are usually seen walking to church on Christmas Day.
Plans may be different this year, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, though under U.K. rules religious gatherings will be allowed to go ahead.