Inside Kate Middleton and Prince William’s ‘relaxed’ New Year's Eve plans

The Prince and Princess of Wales will be spending New Year's Eve with Kate's side of the family this year

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The royal family's New Year's Eve celebrations will differ after the Queen's passing, with Kate Middleton and Prince William opting for something a little more relaxed. 

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William will be spending New Year’s Eve with the Middletons this year. 
  • It’s thought King Charles will attend a New Year's Eve service at St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham as he rings in 2023 from Norfolk.
  • This royal news comes after fans noticed an adorable moment between Prince George and his cousin Mia Tindall over Christmas.

Following a sad year for the royals, they have been enjoying some time together over the festive period. 

And after spending Christmas in Sandringham, now Kate Middleton and Prince William are expected to ring in the New Year with the Middletons in Berkshire. 

The Prince and Princess of Wales have previously spent Christmas with Kate's family, but this year they have decided to head there to celebrate the start of 2023 instead. 

Kate's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton live in a £4.7million home in the village of Bucklebury which is less than an hour's drive from the Cambridges' house of Adelaide Cottage.

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Bucklebury Manor is a seven-bedroom, grade II-listed Georgian property with 18 acres of land and it’s where Kate's sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews held their wedding reception in May 2017.

The beautiful property is said to hold "lively" parties on New Year's Eve and it will be bigger than ever now that the couple has six grandchildren.

In 2013, a royal source revealed that the Prince and Princess like to split the holiday between their respective families.

They told The Express (opens in new tab), “William and Kate are just like any normal couple and want to spend time with both families."

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“It’s a situation that millions can identify with and obviously you can’t be in two places at once. So this year they are reversing it and seeing in 2014 with Catherine’s family. They have been amazingly supportive in the past couple of years and of course, they are doting grandparents to George."

The insider added, "William likes being in Sandringham but he also loves the informality of staying with Kate’s parents and just chilling out in a normal family environment."

"The Middletons are always great hosts and like guests to enjoy themselves.”

This marks the first New Year celebrations without the late Queen after she passed away in September this year.

King Charles delivered his first annual festive broadcast and he is also expected to attend a New Year's Eve service in Sandringham.

The King will also attend a New Year's Day Service early the next morning with friends and family.

Naomi Bartram
Freelance news writer

Naomi is a news and lifestyle journalist and digital content creator with bylines in The Independent, The Sun, Cosmopolitan, and Fabulous. She covers a range of topics and currently works at Heart Radio in London.