These days, you can most likely find the Duchess of Cambridge — and mom of two — in her kitchen, baking Christmas goodies.
The young royal has been cooking up a whole lot of holiday spirit, assisted by her adorable two-year-old taste-tester, Prince George. The toddler “loves watching his mum cook, and like all kids, likes to lick the icing out of the bowl,” a friend tells Closer. “Then he’s the first to sample the cookies.”
William, Kate, George and Charlotte in July 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
George’s seven-month-old sister, Princess Charlotte, is on hand — and underfoot — too, adds the pal. “She is already saying things like ‘Ma’ and crawling about everywhere.”
It’s shaping up to be another special holiday season for Kate Middleton and Prince William, which they will spend together at their country estate at Anmer Hall. And this year, the family has something extra-special to celebrate — their first Christmas with baby Charlotte.
Charlotte in November 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Just like last year, the couple will welcome the entire Middleton clan for the festivities: Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, father, Michael Middleton, and siblings, Pippa Middleton and James Middleton, will all visit for an extended stay.
There will be plenty of quality time with royal relatives, too: “Unlike some families, Catherine loves being with her in-laws and simply adores the queen [Elizabeth II], Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla and, of course, Prince Harry,” says the friend, who adds, “William and Catherine will get the best of both worlds.”
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