Kate Middleton’s mother gave a little insight into the holiday season celebrations being enjoyed by the Royal Family, as she opens up to her own sweet moments with her family.
Carole, 66, has revealed the Christmas decoration that will make her grandchildren, including Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis laugh, laugh.
In a post on her company Party Pieces Instagram account, the businesswoman said she stocked up on their favorite Nordic gnomes, which she plans to surprise them with around her Berkshire home this winter.
She explained, “I’m going to need a few of these cheeky guys in December, to hide around the house and make my grandchildren laugh.
“As much as I love pristine decorations, you can’t be too serious at Christmas!”
Her suggestion was popular with social media users, who praised the “cute” red and white designs, which stand 32cm tall.
They are available on the Party Pieces website – where they are described as bringing ‘a lot of festive joy’ – for £ 11.99 each.
Also called “gonks”, they are thought in Scandinavian folklore to protect homes at this time of year.
With her husband Michael, 72, she is the grandparent of George, eight, Charlotte, six, and Louis, three, as well as the son of younger daughter Pippa, Arthur, three, and daughter Grace, eight months.
Their youngest child, their son James, married in September on the French Riviera, and has no children.
Her fiancee, Alizée Thevenet, paid tribute to her mother-in-law by wearing exactly the wedding dress she wore on her big day in 1980.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children are believed to be spending Christmas Day himself this year with the Queen at Sandringham in Norfolk.
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