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Further confirmation that Prince William is the best husband ever: He breaks royal tradition to include his in-laws.
While the royal couple would traditionally spend Christmas with the Queen at her estate in Sandringham — what's customarily known as a royals-only event — Prince William insisted that his in-laws, Kate's parents, Carole and Mike, and her siblings, Pippa and James, were included.
And that they were! The Middleton clan were invited to join the royal family at church on Christmas morning, which, before this year, was completely unprecedented.
"This request would have come from William," Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine told People. "William is making his own rules — he's not sticking to tradition but the Queen has to move with the times and she's good like that."
For the holiday, the Prince, Duchess of Cambridge, and the Middletons all stayed at Will and Kate's new country home, Anmer Hall. This was the first Christmas Kate's family got to fully spend with little Prince George: Her brother James played soccer with Prince Harry at the Sandringham estate's yearly charity game on Christmas Eve, and sources also believe that the entire family was included in the royal's traditional Boxing Day shoot.
This was also, reportedly, the first Christmas Duchess Catherine hosted at her new country home.
"She would have done a very traditional Christmas and the table would have looked beautiful," Seward noted. "I'm sure they had party games as there were enough of them and they are a fun group."
The future is looking very bright for these two families. "They will definitely be at Anmer Hall every Christmas now. It's only two miles from the main house so it suits everyone," Seward added.
Prince William definitely wins son-in-law of the year for this act of kindness!