The surprising thing missing from Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' Christmas

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' Christmas doesn't involve this fun activity

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' Christmas
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There's one fun festive activity that Prince William has revealed isn't part of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' Christmas.

Christmas is just around the corner and while the royal family's festive celebrations will be a little more lavish than most, members of the monarchy still enjoy the same fun and merriment as us. 

As per a royal Christmas tradition, that was adored by the late Queen Elizabeth II, the royals are set to gather at Norfolk's Sandringham estate for the most wonderful time of the year, marking King Charles III's first Christmas as monarch. 

Christmas at Sandringham famously involves a Christmas Eve gift exchange, a Christmas Day church service, and a delicious Christmas dinner (featuring mince pies made the genius way the Queen loved to eat them). 

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' Christmas

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As for Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, Prince William previously revealed that plenty of traditional fun such as board games keep the kids occupied on Christmas Day, however, the hugely popular Elf on the Shelf isn't part of their Christmas countdown! 

Elf on the Shelf has become a pivotal part of December for kids around the world in recent years. Based on the rhyming Christmas book by Carol Aebersold, the premise of Elf on the Shelf is that one of Santa's elves from the North Pole keeps watch in each home to make sure little ones are behaving. 

Parents will usually move the elf around the house each night, often setting them up so that it appears that he has been up to no good or making himself at home while keeping tabs for Father Christmas. 

However, Prince William admitted he had never heard of the game last year when he was interviewed by children for Radio Marsden at the Royal Marsden Hospital, which specializes in cancer care. 

A little boy called Theo asked the future King, "I love Elf on the Shelf – is Elf on the Shelf coming to your house?"

"So Theo, I don't actually know what Elf on the Shelf is, but it sounds quite fun and I'd quite like to have an Elf on my Shelf in my house," Prince William replied, seemingly confirming that the elf isn't a royal Christmas visitor.

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.