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The Cambridge family to spend Christmas at the Middleton family home

The Cambridge family will be spending Christmas at the Middleton family home in Berkshire this year, instead of joining Her Majesty at Sandringham with the rest of The Royal Family.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will be staying with Carole and Michael Middleton in the village of Bucklebury.

Last year, the Cambridge family joined 29 other members of the family who The Queen hosted for dinner at Sandringham. Previously, at Christmas in 2012, the Cambridge family spent Christmas Day with the Middletons, but have been at Sandringham every other year.

In 2012, the Cambridges still went to church on Christmas morning, however, it was a private affair with no media presence.

This year could mark Prince George’s debut to the church on Christmas morning. In previous years, he and Princess Charlotte have been absent from the proceedings.

The church service is the only public appearance the Royal Family make on December 25th, spending the rest of the day at Sandringham House eating Christmas lunch and taking part in other festivities.

Part of those festivities will include gathering together to watch The Queen’s Christmas message, which will be broadcast across the UK and Commonwealth. The theme for 2016’s broadcast is as of yet still unknown.

Many members of the Royal Family will take part in the traditional boxing day shoot the following day before the festivities draw to a close and the members of The Royal Family return home.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are expected to remain at Sandringham until early to mid-February before returning to London.

With The Cambridge family away this year, there will be a shortage of young royals in attendance at Sandringham this year. Prince Harry will be there, as will the Tindalls who are expecting another addition to their family early next year.

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