Carole Middleton shares festive 'tradition' in adorable insight into Christmas with George, Charlotte and Louis

Carole Middleton shared sweet details of a lovely Christmas Eve 'tradition'

Carole Middleton's shares festive 'tradition'
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Carole Middleton has shared sweet details of an adorable Christmas Eve family 'tradition', hinting at what the festive season is like as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' grandmother. 

Carole Middleton, who lives in Bucklebury Manor in Berkshire with Kate's father Michael Middleton, is the proud owner of Party Pieces, a brand that offers decorations, trinkets and party essentials for every occasion. 

Carole launched Party Pieces in 1987, when her children, Kate, Pippa and James, were young. She says she 'noticed a gap in the market for time-pressed parents like her' when she was a 'young mother looking for inspiration for her daughter’s birthday party'.

In a recent Party Pieces newsletter, Carole shared some special details of her favorite Christmas Eve traditions, hinting that it's something her grandchildren, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, are treated to.  

Carole Middleton's adorable Christmas Eve 'tradition'

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In the virtual update, Carole penned, "As well as leaving something out for Santa, a Christmas Eve Box is a lovely tradition to introduce to your family and will become a beloved part of your Christmas for years to come!"

While it's likely that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be enjoying a traditional royal Christmas at Sandringham this year, however we imagine that doting grandma Carole will make sure they have a Christmas Eve box of treats for the Wales children to take with them and open the night before Christmas.

Carole has also previously revealed the cheeky festive prank she loves to play on George, Charlotte and Louis, sharing an Instagram snap of some cheeky elves that she uses to trick the little ones. 

Alongside a snap of two tiny bearded elves, Carole explained,"I’m going to need a few of these cheeky chaps this December, to hide around the house and make my grandchildren laugh. As much as I love immaculate decorations, we can’t be too serious at Christmas!"

Carole certainly has a close bond with the Wales family, with a royal expert recently touching on her close relationship with her son-in-law, Prince William.

 Explaining that the future King relies on Carole for advice and leans on her as a mother figure in the absence of Princess Diana, Keeping Up With The Windsors podcaster Rachael Andrews said, "He admires the way that Carole and Michael brought up Catherine, Pippa and James and that seems to be reflected in the way William is a down-to-earth father now."

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte

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Speaking to OK! magazine, Andrews added, "He, of course, lost Diana when he was very young and probably looks up to Carole because he’s lacked a mother figure for so much of his life.

"With Carole and Michael he’s got people to confide in who are removed from the monarchy."

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.