How the royals use Christmas is well publicised, with traditions from the Queen’s visits to Sandringham to opening presents on Christmas Eve being well known.
However, this is not the case for the Middletons whose family traditions are kept under wraps.
With Kate Middleton being such a popular member of the royal family many may surprise how those who raised her use the day.
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It turns out there are some facts about their festivities that we do know.
Kate Middleton’s mum Carole owns Party Pieces, which specialises in all things to do with celebrations, reports My London.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Christmas fanatic Carole said she starts planning for the festivities just after Halloween.
The Middletons enjoy celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in an extravagant fact.
The mum-of-three, 66, also shared memories of when Kate, and siblings Pippa and James were young.
She wrote: “I find that the smallest present can be the one that gives the most enjoyment and entertainment to children.
“I remember that when they were young, my children found flexi-figures like these totally absorbing. A good choice of stocking fillers can give one additional time, undisturbed in bed on Christmas Day. highly useful!”
Carole likes to put the children at the heart of the celebrations – and already allow them to help decorate the trees.
Christmas at the Middletons is a much less formal affair than the Sandringham celebrations, with Kate Middleton’s dad Michael showing his fun side in fancy dress.
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In 2015, Pippa Middleton told The Spectator: “My father has developed this funny tradition of surprising us at some point by appearing in fancy dress.
“He buys a new costume each year and typically gets a bit carried away – a associate of Christmases ago, he appeared in an inflatable sumo outfit.”
Speaking to The Telegraph in 2018, Kate’s mum Carole admitted she likes to have as many Christmas trees as possible in her home, Bucklebury Manor, including one in the grandchildren’s room.
She wrote on Instagram: “Once again this year we plan to have two Christmas trees: one for the children to decorate and one which I do myself.
“My beloved tree-top angel is looking a little worse for use after years of service so it’s time to invest in something new.”
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