Young Prince Louis has just celebrated his fourth Christmas. The heir to the British throne, alongside siblings Prince George and Prince Charlotte, all appeared with parents Prince William and Kate Middleton during the Christmas Day Service at St Mary’s Church.
It’s well known that Prince William and Kate Middleton have done everything possible to give their children a normal childhood. That includes everything from celebrating a “normal” Christmas to ordinary routines at home.
However, a new picture of Prince Louis reportedly has royal fans concerned. The 4-year-old appeared outside the church on Christmas Day in an outfit that royal fans had a lot to say about indeed …
The royals have always spent the Christmas holidays at the Sandringham House Estate in Norfolk. Queen Elizabeth would travel by train annually to her country estate. From there, she sent out about 750 Christmas cards yearly to her family, friends, and other royal household members and government officials.
Some might think that Christmas with the Firm would mean massive Christmas decorations, a tree some 30 feet tall, and their own choir to sing on command. Perhaps that is what will happen this holiday season, but when the Queen was alive, that wasn’t the case.
No, Elizabeth’s former chef, Darren McGrady, revealed that she placed several Christmas trees around the house at Sandringham. Most of them were real trees, but the one tree in the living room at the Norfolk estate was artificial – the Queen had owned it for more than 30 years.
“The Queen is not lavish, so the décor is minimal,” McGrady told Good Housekeeping in 2016.
“The royal family has a large Christmas tree and a large silver artificial tree in the dining room, which is about 30 years old.”
How King Charles has decided to continue his mother’s tradition of, for example, the large silver artificial tree is not revealed. However, it is a good guess that they will honor their beloved late mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, the Queen.
These days, with many young children and grandchildren, royal Christmases are certainly more hectic and louder than before.
According to a US Weekly source, William and Kate are keen on continuing to celebrate Christmas with their family each year at Sandringham.
“They’re going all-out to make it extra special”
They want to give their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, a yearly family tradition – not only because it’s fun, but because the couple wants to give their kids as “normal” a life as possible.
“It’s important to them that their kids share childhood traditions like their school pals,” an insider told Us Weekly in 2018. “They’re going all-out to make it extra special.”
Interestingly, this year’s Christmas didn’t include staying with grandpa King Charles and Camilla for the entire holiday season.
According to royal expert Jeremy Archer, William and Kate were looking to stay at Sandringham for Christmas but then travel to Berkshire to spend New Year’s Eve with Kate’s parents.
Reportedly, though, William and Kate decided not to attend another traditional Christmas activity of the Royal Family.
The couple, with children George, Charlotte, and Louis, opted to begin the holidays in Norfolk, thereby missing King Charles’ Christmas lunch, held at Windsor Castle.
Another royal expert, Jennie Bond, believed that the Prince and Princess of Wales would Sandringham after the significant Christmas celebrations were over.