Prince William and Kate Middleton have always strived to give their three kids a normal childhood, which is why Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, won't be spoiled with dozens of presents for Christmas.
While speaking with OK! magazine, royal expert Duncan Larcombe stated that the Cambridges are likely to have three different holiday gatherings so they can celebrate with different family members, but the children still only receive an average amount of gifts.
"I think we’re looking at three Christmases rolled into one for William and Kate and their children," he said. "There will be Christmas on their own with their kids, the more formal celebrations at Sandringham with William’s family and then time with Kate’s family, the Middletons."
“I’m told that they’re definitely seeing their other grandparents, the Middletons, possibly for the New Year, either at Anmer or they may go to Carole and Michael’s home in Berkshire," Larcombe continued. "The Middletons will want to make Christmas as special as they can, especially after last year when coronavirus restrictions meant they didn’t get to see their grandchildren."
"But something we know for sure about William and Kate is that they want their children to feel normal and so they certainly won’t be lavishing them with expensive gifts. That’s for certain," he noted. "They won’t let them be spoiled.”
Though the family-of-five will partake in a few royal family holiday traditions, the expert believes William and Kate "will be making their own traditions by having a little family Christmas and presents under the Christmas tree at Anmer. Maybe they’ll even allow the kids to open a few presents before they head off to Sandringham."
On Christmas Day, the royals usually attend church in the morning and then gather together for an afternoon of puzzles and games. Then, at 3 p.m., Queen Elizabeth addresses the nation.
Though the matriarch has had a few health issues, she still plans to host the holidays this year.
"This year, more than ever, it is incredibly important to Her Majesty to be surrounded by her loved ones," a source spilled to The Mirror. "After being forced to cancel a host of engagements, the family get-together will be the perfect tonic."