In a major break from tradition, Kate Middleton** and Prince William** will spend Christmas with Kate's family in Bucklebury.
A St. James Palace spokesman announced recently that the Duke and Duchess (with the Queen's blessing) will celebrate "privately with the Middleton family."
According to a source, the couple will also head to Sandringham, Norfolk to visit the Queen and Prince Phillip at some point.
The holiday festivities may be a bit different from Palace traditions, as the 30-year-old Duchess recently told Spectator magazine. She revealed that her father likes to surprise the family with silly costumes, saying, "He buys a new costume each year and typically gets a bit carried away — a couple of Christmases ago, he appeared in an inflatable sumo outfit."
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