Duchess Kate’s mom is just one of millions of people worldwide who are looking at ‘alternative’ options to celebrate the Christmas season with family, while still sticking to lockdown rules and regulations…

While we continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic, the UK has implemented very tough lockdown measures, meaning that most families will not be able to celebrate the season together.

However, for those who have access to technology, a little bit of festive spirit can still be found online. Duchess Catherine’s mother, Carole Middleton, runs a business specialising in party supplies, shared some tips on how to enjoy a virtual Christmas celebration with friends and family this year.

The 65-year-old grandmother of four revealed that the kids in her family enjoy leaving some sweet treats out for Santa Claus.

““If you’re planning a virtual Christmas, cousins in different households might enjoy organising their goodies for Santa together over a video call,” she suggested.

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Virtual Christmas tree decorating

Carole is grandmother to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis as well as 2-year-old Arthur, her daughter Pippa’s son. She revealed that she always looks forward to decorating the family Christmas tree with her grandkids.

Instead of cancelling the fun event, Carole says they’re going to do a virtual decoration!

“For me, what really matters is that my family feels connected. I normally let my grandchildren help me decorate the tree. This year, I’ll ask them by video call to decide which decoration should go where. It may need to be tastefully rearranged later…!”


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