How Prince William, Kate and the kids will celebrate Christmas

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, are sure to have their best Christmas yet this year as they introduce the holiday to their newest addition, seven-month-old Princess Charlotte. The couple has been busy preparing for the festive season – and the excitement that will be pouring out of their eldest, two-year-old Prince George.

The Duchess, née Kate Middleton, has been spotted shopping for lights and baubles with George, who is said to be "bouncing around like a rabbit" with excitement about the big day. His proud father Prince William made the revelation in a recent interview with The Big Issue, during which he also gave a glimpse into how the family will be celebrating.

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"We'll go to church as a family on Christmas Day, as we always do," William said. "Then we'll watch George try to tackle his presents as he tries to unwrap them. It's a very different experience at Christmas, having a family of your own."

As he is now a bit older, Prince George may join his parents to attend the Christmas Day church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate. The young royal was absent from last years' service as Kate explained: "You would have heard him in the church".

The royal couple may release an official portrait of Prince George and Princess Charlotte

While it is unlikely that Princess Charlotte will attend the service, royal fans may soon get another glimpse at the youngest member of the royal family if William and Kate choose to release a Christmas portrait of their family as they have done in previous years.

Adorable George was the star of the family's Christmas photos in 2014, but it is likely that this year he will star alongside his baby sister in the first photos of them together since Princess Charlotte's christening in July.

In previous years William and Kate have joined the Queen and other members of the royal family for Christmas lunch, but it is thought that they may play host to Kate's family including siblings James and Pippa, and parents Michael and Carole Middleton this Christmas.

Doting grandmother Carole has recently revealed her tips for a magical Christmas in Baby London magazine – advice she may follow to ensure Princess Charlotte's first Christmas is a memorable occasion.

"Relax and enjoy baby's first Christmas," she wrote. "They won't remember it, but you'll have fond memories."

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