The Middleton household is certainly in for plenty of fun this Christmas time with Prince George, three, Princess Charlotte, 18-months, running around.
And it seems that their royal parents Kate and Wills will break with tradition for the second time: they are reportedly snubbing the Queen to spend the festive season with the Duchess's family.
Thankfully, Queen Elizabeth II is said to “understand” the couple’s "dilemma," (which impacts many families at this time of year) as well as recognising the closeness of Catherine’s relationship with her family.
The source added: “Indeed that is why she has long included Mr and Mrs Middleton in family events. She thinks they have conducted themselves impeccably and with enormous dignity over the years.”
The couple, who also spent Christmas with the Middletons in 2011 – the year they married – will be the only royals not in attendance on Christmas Day.
All other high-profile royals will spend Christmas with the Queen and Prince Philip at the famed Sandringham House in Norfolk.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex are all making the trip.
The Queen's pregnant granddaughter, Zara, and her husband Mike Tindall, along with their three-year-old daughter Mia, will also be in attendance.