Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be able to enjoy the Queen’s Christmas decorations until February – but it’s for a very sad reason

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  • 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 don’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 respectively, 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.

    It’s not yet known if the little ones will be spending Christmas with the royal family Sandringham or if they will be heading to Berkshire to be with the Middletons.

    Either way, this will be a very special holiday for both George and Charlotte as it’s their first with their little brother Louis, who was born in April.

    In the royal household, they will also have another special guest to play with as Meghan’s mum is said to be joining the Queen’s celebrations.

    And if they do join Kate’s mum and dad, the Cambridge children will have their new little cousin to keep them entertained. Reportedly named Arthur, Pippa’s baby boy will be three months old by the time Christmas comes around.

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