Prince George visited Santa with his parents last Thursday. According to People Magazine, the 17-month-old Prince and his mom and dad visited the “Santa’s Magical Journey” display in Thusford, Norfolk, about 25 minutes away from their home. Upon arrival, the royal family took in their surroundings, spending about 45 minutes checking out the decor of penguins, elves, and polar bears.
Interestingly enough, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge didn’t receive any front of the line benefits — they walked around at their own pace, the same as everyone else. According to Mail Online, the Duke and Duchess paid to get into the event, just the same as the commoners.
“There was no special treatment for them. They walked through like everyone else. People were just happy to see them, like all the other families enjoying the experience. Like all the children, George was excited by what he saw and excited to meet Santa,” said general manager Geraldine Rye.
Prince George met Santa, and received a small gift, something that he will certainly enjoy playing with.
“George had the chance to chat to Father Christmas while William and Kate stood beside him and was given a gift-wrapped wooden train as a present – an ideal present for the youngster who loves his ‘choo choos.'”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Prince William and Kate Middleton purchased tickets to the display in advance, but managed to do so secretly as to not attract any media attention. In fact, there have not been any photos of the royals at “Santa’s Magical Journey” released to the public as of yet.
The family returned to Anmer Hall following their fun day out. This year, the Duke and Duchess will be hosting Christmas dinner. According to another report by People Magazine, the couple will spend some time with the Middletons, and then will enjoy some time with the royals at Sandringham House, which is not too far away.
“Their holidays will be spent with her family at William and Kate’s 10-bedroom country home, Anmer Hall, and then the couple, along with Prince George, will enjoy Christmas Day with their royal relatives, including Queen Elizabeth, at nearby Sandringham House, two miles away,” reports People Magazine.
Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael, as well as her sister, Pippa, and her brother, James, are all expected to be staying with William and Kate on Christmas Eve. The next morning, the royals will head to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, which is something that the royal family does every year. It’s unknown if Kate’s parents will attend mass.
[Photo courtesy of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire via Getty Images via Vanity Fair]