Prince George and His Royal Siblings’ Christmas Will Also Be Virtual This Year
The holidays might be unusual this year, but if it makes you feel any better, the British royals are also hitting up Zoom this Christmas. Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, will be continuing their tradition of decorating the Christmas tree with grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton virtually this year due to COVID-19.
Kate’s mom, the founder of the U.K.-based party supplier company Party Pieces, recently provided insights into the tradition with her grandchildren. In a message shared on Party Pieces’ Instagram page, Middleton addressed the importance of staying connected this holiday season. “We may not be able to get together but, after a year like 2020, we need to remember what’s really important this Christmas,” Middleton said.
She then offered a glimpse of her traditions with George, Charlotte, and Louis. “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,” Middleton said, joking that the decorations “may need to be tastefully rearranged later.”
Like many couples, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge generally split their holiday celebrations between their respective families, alternating between the Middleton home and Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk. It’s a time-honored tradition for the royals to walk to services at the St. Mary Magdalene church on Christmas day, and last year, Prince George and Princess Charlotte made their first official Christmas walk debuts. British newspapers have reported that the tradition will be cancelled this year due to the pandemic.
In any case, it appears that like all of us, the royals are trying to make the best of the unusual holiday season this year.