The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not spoil their children with expensive gifts even though they are likely to get three Christmases this year, a royal expert has claimed.
He speculated Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 39, would have a small Christmas in Anmer Hall in Norfolk, a more formal family gathering with the Queen in Sandringham and another family reunion with Kate’s family.
But he added that the parents-of-three would make sure their children are not spoilt and have as ‘normal’ a Christmas as possible.
Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six and Prince Louis, three, are likely to get three Christmases this year, royal expert Duncan Larcombe claimed (pictured at a special pantomime performance at London’s Palladium Theatre, hosted by The National Lottery in 2020)
Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 39, are unlikely to spoil their children and will make sure they have as ‘normal; a Christmas as possible (pictured at the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on November 18)
‘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,’ he said.
‘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. They won’t let them be spoiled.’
He went on to say the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were likely to create their own family traditions with Christmas at Anmer Hall before heading to Sandringham for the traditional family reunion.
Th royal author claimed the doting parents may let their three children open some gifts before heading to Scotland.
However, he went on to say the formal family reunion was not known for opulent gift-giving.
The expert believes the royal family preferred to keep gifts to a minimum and would not be giving each other more than one gift per person.
It is possible Prince George, Princess Charlotte, both pictured and their younger brother Prince Louis will have one Christmas at Anmer Hall, one at Sandringham and one in Berkshire with the Middletons (pictured at Sandringham on Christmas Day 2019)
The royal family do not spoil children with gifts and usually have one gift each, Larcombe said (pictured on Christmas day 2019 with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Prince of Wales)
‘We’ve certainly never seen Range Rovers turning up at Sandringham piled high with presents in the boot,’ he explained. ‘There are so many children and grandchildren, it wouldn’t be practical anyway.’
However, he said the couple would possibly visit Kate’s parents, Carol and Michael Middleton in Berkshire for New Year.
He added Kate’s side of the family are more likely to ‘go to town’ for Christmas because they didn’t get to celebrate with George, Charlotte and Louis last year due to Covid-19 restrictions at the time.
Larcombe also went on to say that the Cambridge children were also likely to receive thousands of gifts from well-wishers, but won’t get to see or keep them.
He said there is a royal protocol regarding what happens to the gifts sent to the royal households from the public, and that Kate and William will make sure their children are ‘shielded’ from them.
Meanwhile, George, Charlotte and Louis’ uncle Prince Harry is not likely going to be celebrating Christmas with them this year.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be spending Christmas in the UK with the rest of the royal family (pictured at the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on November 10, 2021 in New York City)
It was reported that Harry and Meghan Markle will not be returning to the UK for Christmas despite being invited to join the rest of the royal family at Sandringham, sources claimed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are currently living in a $14million mansion in California, are also expected to miss the Queen’s annual Christmas lunch for her extended family, which is usually held at Buckingham Palace.
The lunch is expected to be held at Windsor Castle this year as the Queen continues to recuperate from a bad back which forced her to miss the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph.
It’s thought that Harry and Meghan turned down the invite because they want to avoid the media coverage that would follow a visit to the UK.
Last year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embarked on a royal tour in the lead up to Christmas (pictured in Bath on December 8 2020)
A royal source told Page Six: ‘There’s a lot that goes into the logistics and the planning of the family Christmas, so of course, staff know that Harry and Meghan are not coming. If they were, they would have communicated it to their family by now.
‘But this is Her Majesty’s first Christmas without her husband, so one would have hoped they would want to be with her.’
This year is the Queen’s first Christmas without Prince Philip after his death in April.
The monarch, 95, has also suffered with several health problems which forced her to miss events recently and even triggered a short hospital stay.
The last time Harry and Markle were at Sandringham for Christmas was in 2018, a year before Megxit.
Buckingham Palace refused to comment on the report. MailOnline has contacted representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
It comes as Meghan made a surprise appearance on the Ellen show in her first major TV interview since her notorious Oprah tell-all alongside Prince Harry amid fears she may be about to drop more bombshells about the Royal Family.