The royal kids won't be opening gifts on Christmas Day

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


It might be a tradition for kids all around the world, but Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis won’t be opening presents on Christmas morning.

The adorable tots, who are the kids of Prince William and Kate Middleton, will instead celebrate the tradition on Christmas Eve.

“The royals are of German descent so they weave in German traditions to their celebrations,” former royal chef Darren McGrady told the Express.

It might be a tradition for kids all around the world but Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis won’t be opening presents on Christmas morning. Photo: Getty Images

“After afternoon tea, they open gifts on Christmas Eve, as is the German tradition.”

Indeed, the royal family are known to have a very strict routine when it comes to how they spend Christmas Day.

“On Christmas Eve, the royal family lay out their presents on trestle tables and will exchange their gifts at teatime,” the royal website states.

Then, the Queen and other members of the royal family will attend a morning service at St Mary Magdalene in Sandingham.

The Queen and other members of the royal family will attend a morning service at St Mary Magdalene in Sandingham. Photo: Getty Images

In a nod to her father, King George VI, the Queen has carried on his tradition of giving every member of her staff a Christmas pudding for the festive season.

The Monarch also sends out 750 cards with the Duke of Edinburgh to friends, family, dignitaries, and members of the household.

Prince William and Kate Middleton will no doubt be sticking with the traditions set out by the 91-year-old Queen.

They’ve also previously spoken about wanting their kids to have a normal life and not indulge them because of them status.

“William and Kate very much prioritise bringing up the children in as normal an environment as possible over anything else. They haven’t lost sight of that,” a source previously told US Weekly.

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