Prince George and Princess Charlotte are just like any other children as it turns out, and their behaviour at Christmas sometimes results in the odd broken decoration or two...
Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s great-grandmother the Queen has revealed that the pair enjoy decorating the Christmas tree as well as knocking the ornaments off again.
The 91-year-old reigning monarch made the admission during the filming of a new ITV documentary that explores The Queen’s Green Canopy – a forest conservation initiative which is present in all 53 Commonwealth countries.
Speaking with Neil Turner, a senior castle attendant, about the huge task of decorating the official royal Christmas tree, the Queen opened up about her great-grandchildren.
‘Yes, that is always the problem, is the children love knocking those [decorations] off. Well my great-grandchildren do, anyway they enjoy themselves’, she said.
The Queen revealed that the best way to stop this is to get them involved in the decorating process as it makes them more hesitant to undo their own handiwork.
She said: ‘And the great thing is to make them decorate it and they’re a bit more careful. It always looks jolly.’
Of course, her Majesty also has three other young great-grandchildren, including four-year-old Mia Tindall, six-year-old Isla Phillips and her older sister, seven-year-old Savannah.
Sisters Savannah and Isla Phillips were next to Prince George and Princess Charlotte to watch Trooping the Colours last June
So it might not just be Prince George and Princess Charlotte starting the mayhem!
Prince William has previously spoken about Prince George’s naughty habits and described his son as ‘a right little rascal’.
Christmas will be interesting for the royal family this year as Meghan Markle will have finally married Prince Harry and the Cambridges will have welcomed their third baby.
The Queen will be blessed with another great-grandchild any day now as Kate is thought to be very close to giving birth.
Kate’s bump was very visible when she arrived at St George’s Chapel Easter Sunday service
Kate’s due date is speculated to be St George’s day but if she gives birth a few days later it could give a whole new level of sentiment to her and William’s seven year wedding anniversary.
Zara and Mike Tindall are also expecting their second child together who is reported to be due in the Summer.
This year’s royal Christmas is sure to be a jam-packed affair as the family will have grown dramatically – we cannot wait to see all the pictures!
Only eight months to go…