Kate Middleton Used Prince George to Break a Major Royal Tradition

kate middletonYou know how the holidays are extra stressful once you have a kid and don't live a stone's throw away from all your relatives? Where are we going for Thanksgiving? Should we stay home for Christmas? Gah, plane tickets are so expensive! Should we buy another seat for our 18-month-old, because you know he's gonna go bonkers once we're airborne? Kate Middleton totally gets it. And so does the Queen. So much so that royal tradition is rumored to be broken this year by having Kate's parents, and even Pippa and James, over to the ol' castle this Christmas.


According to a source, Carole and Michael Middleton have been invited to Sandringham for the holidays this year by Queen Elizabeth herself. "Kate is very close to her family. Any child’s first Christmas is not one any grandparent would want to miss. This year’s celebrations are set to be extra special after Prince George’s arrival."

Now that's just sweet as heck, now isn't it? What grandparent in their right mind would want to miss their first grandchild's very first Christmas? Michael and Carole would be crushed if they weren't able to see Prince George on Christmas Eve, all because of some antiquated tradition. And I'm sure Kate would have been heartbroken if she couldn't be with her family during the holidays, as well. We all know how close she is with her parents.

So, it looks like little Prince George is bringing everyone together this year! And that's no easy feat, since we all know how much royals like their traditions. Only someone this tiny and cute would be able to do this. Yay for royal traditions being broken! And yay for stress-free holidays!

How do you divide up your holidays?


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