• Prince William, Kate Middleton and their kids will celebrate Christmas with Queen Elizabeth at Sandringham, a report says
  • Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis reportedly "spent hours picking out their own festive gifts for" the Queen
  • Prince William and Middleton are looking forward to "starting fresh" in the New Year

Prince William and Kate Middleton's family will be spending the holidays with Queen Elizabeth II.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be taking their three children, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, to Sandringham, the Queen's residence in Norfolk, England, where they will celebrate Christmas together, Us Weekly reported, citing an unnamed source.

"It’s going to be a big family affair," the insider said. "George, Charlotte and Louis are absolutely delighted to be seeing their great grandmother in person again."

According to the source, Prince William and Duchess Kate's children have "spent hours picking out their own festive gifts for" the Queen. Princess Charlotte and Prince George also made their great-grandmother paintings of "The Christmas Story" in art class at school.

Prince William and Middleton are looking forward to "starting fresh" in the New Year after many ups and downs this year, the insider added.

"We'll be seeing a transition of responsibility — they're taking on additional charity work, attending more events and making appearances," the source said. "There's even a royal tour in the works, and of course they're heavily involved in the Platinum Jubilee."

Queen Elizabeth II's usual festivities at Sandringham Estate and her holiday party at Buckingham Palace were both canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement released in December 2020, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said that the Queen and her husband Prince Philip chose to spend Christmas "quietly" in Windsor Castle after considering "all the appropriate advice."

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh started isolating at Windsor in March last year during the COVID-19 outbreak. Prince Philip died in April at the age of 99.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't be joining the royal family for the holidays, according to Page Six. An anonymous tipster told the outlet that if the Sussexes had any plans of flying to the U.K., they would have already informed the royal family.

"There’s a lot that goes into the logistics and the planning of the family Christmas, so of course, staff knows that Harry and Meghan are not coming," the source told the outlet. "If they were, they would have communicated it to their family by now."

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