• Prince William and Kate Middleton are spending Christmas at home
  • They might remain excluded from Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas social bubble
  • The Cambridge family is currently residing in their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not be having a traditional Christmas celebration this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. They are planning to keep it low-key after they came under fire recently for allegedly breaking the COVID-19 restrictions for their Sunday outing.

According to Us Weekly, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be celebrating Christmas at home along with their three children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. A source told the outlet that they are "looking forward to spending time" with their children "without having to be their teachers" like in the early lockdown days.

"[While] William and Kate found homeschooling their [eldest two] kids challenging, but very rewarding, the couple is looking forward to spending time with George and Charlotte without having to be their teachers," a source told the publication. "William and Kate became teachers during the early time of the pandemic before the kids went back to school in early September. The children will return home and everyone will stay together as a family through the holiday."

The family-of-five might even spend time cooking and baking delicacies. The kids "really enjoy preparing meals" with their parents at home. The youngest, Prince Louis, also "loves to help" out in the kitchen, the report said.

Recently, Prince William and Kate stepped out with their children to attend the Lumiere light show in the gardens of Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England. They were accused of breaking the U.K. government's "rule of six" when they met Prince Edward's family of four at the venue.

Meanwhile, the Cambridge family might be forced to stay apart from the rest of their royal family, particularly Queen Elizabeth II, this Christmas as the 94-year-old monarch and her 99-year-old husband, Prince Philip, belongs to the high-risk category. Therefore, they will be socializing in an exclusive social bubble that will include households not mingling outside the bubble.

Previously, a source told the Daily Telegraph that "they will sort it out between them; it will be about what's practical." Also, they will be considering "the risk of the Queen being exposed to young school children."

Prince William and Kate Middleton with children
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