Typically the royals all gather at Sandringham with Queen Elizabeth, but this year Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William will go their own way. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will head to Bucklebury to spend time with Catherine Middleton’s parents, though it is expected they will spend some time over the holidays with William’s family as well.
GossipCop shares that the Queen approves of William and Kate’s plans, and fans remember that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did spend their first Christmas together as a married couple last year at Sandringham. Perhaps the challenges of Kate’s pregnancy have led the family to support whatever plans will give her the most relaxing, quiet holiday this year. Next year, with a new royal baby in the mix, both families will certainly want to be seeing Kate and Will for the holiday.
While the Christmas Sandringham tradition sounds like an extravagant and gorgeous affair, it also seems tiring to some, as it’s a full day with many expectations and wardrobe changes. Fans want Kate Middleton’s pregnancy to be as stress-free and healthy as possible, so they hope that a low-key holiday with her parents is just what the Duchess of Cambridge needs.