Do Prince William and Kate Middleton Allow the Cambridge Children to Believe in Santa Clause?

The royal family can be surprisingly normal when it comes to holiday traditions. In fact, when it comes to how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Prince William, spend their Christmases, it looks a great deal like how millions of people all over the world celebrate the holidays.

Recently, sources close to Duchess Kate revealed another way in which they are just like many other families with small children when it comes to one particular holiday tradition. Keep reading to learn how many children Prince William and Middleton have, how the royals spend their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and whether or not they allow their little ones to believe in Santa Claus.

How many children do Kate Middleton and Prince William have?

Prince Louis, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear on the balcony during Trooping The Colour.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their three children. | Karwai Tang/WireImage

Duchess Kate grew up in a close, loving family, while Prince William was very close with his younger brother, Prince Harry. It seemed inevitable that the two would want to have a large family of their own to raise and care for.

Therefore, no one was surprised when two years after Duchess Kate and Prince William tied the knot in 2011, they welcomed their first child: Prince George. In 2015, they had a second child, daughter Princess Charlotte. They had their third child, a son known as Prince Louis, in early 2018.

Rumors continue to swirl about the possibility of Duchess Kate and Prince William having a fourth child — and Middleton potentially already being pregnant — but so far, nothing has been confirmed. Still, many reports claim that the couple would love to have a fourth baby and complete their family. 

How does the royal family spend Christmas?

Although the royal family lives their lives in the spotlight, and routinely have to deal with the pressures of public life, the way they choose to spend Christmas is surprisingly down to earth and normal. In 2016, a former chef for the royal family opened up about their specific routine during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The chef stated that on Christmas Eve, in the German tradition, the royals have afternoon tea and open gifts on Christmas Eve. The next morning, the entire family has a big breakfast and then attends a church service.

Following the church services, they enjoy another large meal, this one filled with traditional holiday foods like roasted turkey and Christmas pudding. The chef went on to describe how, after the meal, the family watches Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas speech before dispersing and enjoying some quiet time prior to all gathering again for afternoon tea and a big evening buffet-style meal.

The chef also revealed that for the royal family, Christmas is a special time of indulgence, and even the queen enjoys some chocolate because she is a major “chocaholic.”

Will Kate Middleton take the Cambridge children to see Santa Claus?

Recently, sources close to the royal family revealed that Duchess Kate will be taking her children to the Fairytale Grotto in the Log Cabin, a children’s getaway in London that features Christmas activities and appearances by Santa Claus. The source claimed Duchess Kate wants to give the Cambridge children a chance to give Santa Claus their wish lists in person. 

It seems that both Prince William and Middleton really want to give their kids a chance to be “normal” and to experience things that other schoolchildren do. Prince William might be looking to the example that his mother, Princess Diana, provided and how she frequently brought her boys out to experience things like theme parks and fast food places.