Prince George and Princess Charlotte are able to hold on to Christmas for a little longer than other people, thanks to their Great Grandmother the Queen.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and the royals didn’t totally bid goodbye to Christmas like other families in the first week of January. While it might be back to business for the residents of Kensington Palace, with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte heading back to school and nursery this week, and both Kate and Prince William out on official engagements, there is one aspect of the festive season that remains for the royal until February.
This is because the Queen and Prince Philip keep their Christmas decorations up well past January the 5th and 6th, which is Epiphany and when – due to superstition – most families take theirs down.
Queen Elizabeth II however keeps the Christmas decorations up at Sandringham Estate until early February.
This is said to be because the Queen remains in residence at Sandringham until February 6, an important and sombre date for Her Majesty as it marks the anniversary of her father, King George VI’s, death.
So while the halls may no longer be decked at Kensington Palace, where Prince George and Princess Charlotte live with Kate and Prince William, they can always go and visit their Gan Gan if they want a little bit of festive cheer throughout January. Prince George and Princess Charlotte both spent Christmas with the Queen at her Sandringham Estate in December, along with their parents and Uncle Prince Harry – who broke with tradition to bring along his fiancée Meghan Markle to join the royal family for Christmas for the first time.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted with Harry and Meghan, as well as the Queen and other members of the royal family at church on Christmas Day. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were not present however, with it thought that they were probably back at the house being watched over by their nanny.