Why Prince George, Charlotte and Louis could be set for an extra special Christmas this year

Prince George, Charlotte and Louis could enjoy a special Christmas including moments Prince William once described as 'wonderful'...

Prince George, Charlotte and Louis special Christmas explained, seen here in a carriage during Trooping The Colour
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Prince George, Charlotte and Louis could be set for an extra special Christmas this year as King Charles prepares to host the festive season at Sandringham.

For the first time since 2019, the Royal Family are expected to gather in Norfolk for the festive season this year, with Buckingham Palace confirming that King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will host Christmas at Sandringham. Although it’s not yet known which royals could celebrate with the couple, it’s thought likely that the Prince and Princess of Wales and their three children will be there. If they are, then it could be that Prince George, Charlotte and Louis are set for an extra special Christmas…

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Christmas Day Church service

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In previous years many of the late Queen’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren came together for Christmas. The number has sometimes varied, with Zara and Mike Tindall and Peter Phillips and all their children not seen walking to church on Christmas Day with the other royals in 2019. But this year it would certainly make sense if the majority of the Royal Family join the King. 

This is because this year not only marks His Majesty’s first Christmas as King, but the first festive season since the Queen passed away at Balmoral. Her loss will likely be felt deeply and tinge the occasion with great sadness. Given the significance of Christmas 2022, many royals might want to spend it at Sandringham.

And for Prince George, Charlotte and Louis this could be a very special Christmas. Their appearance at the Jubilee celebrations proved how much they enjoy spending time with so many of the Queen’s other great-grandchildren. 

Prince Louis of Cambridge, Mia Tindall, Savannah Phillips, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah Phillips and Prince George of Cambridge attend the Platinum Pageant

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Prince William himself revealed last year, as per People, that one the moment he looks forward to at Christmas is seeing his own kids and his cousins’ kids having fun playing together. 

He said during an appearance on Radio Marsden, “For me, generally, bringing the family together at Christmastime is always lovely because we're quite spread out doing our things a lot of time throughout the year. We get very few moments to actually come together.” 

"When I see my children meet up with my cousin's children, and they all have a wonderful time playing together, it's very special. I look forward to that a lot,” he added. 

Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Christmas Day Church service

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Since last year Princess Beatrice’s daughter Sienna has turned one and Princess Eugenie’s son August and Zara’s son Lucas are both almost two. It could be that their parents decide that they are now old enough for a full family Christmas too, whilst we saw how well Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia and Lena Tindall get on with the Wales children at the Jubilee.

Prince George, Charlotte and Louis are first cousins-once removed to these young royals and if most of them are there for Christmas 2022 this could be especially exciting for them given the “wonderful” time they usually have.   

Emma Shacklock

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