Kate Middleton’s Christmas Dinner With Her Parents: A Royal Snub Of Queen Elizabeth?

Following reports that Kate Middleton broke with tradition, as well as royal protocol, by choosing to have her Christmas dinner this year with husband Prince William and her parents, rumors have been sparked suggesting the possibility of a new royal feud between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen.

As well as snubbing the Queen and Prince Philip for Christmas dinner, Kate also left her baby, Prince George, at home when she went with the royal entourage to church for Christmas prayers. Some reports have suggested that the Queen was not too happy about that.

People magazine reported yesterday about the fact that baby George had been left at home.

“Holding hands, Prince William and Princess Kate made their way to church Thursday morning for Christmas services with the rest of the royal family… The couple, both 32, left Prince George at home to enjoy his presents as they joined Queen Elizabeth and cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie at St. Mary Magdalene church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.”

According to many commentators, leaving Prince George at home was a fair call on Kate Middleton’s part. It is highly likely he would have disrupted the service, as well as the decorum in the church, as he is a bit young yet for Psalms and the Lord’s Prayer.

The Daily Mail reported on the more pressing issue, that Kate and Will went for Christmas dinner with Kate’s folks and not the royals.

“It’s the festive dilemma that plenty of couples will be familiar with – just how do you divide your time between your respective in-laws… the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…attended church with the royal family — then headed back to their Norfolk mansion for a slap-up turkey dinner with the Middletons… The decision raised eyebrows as royal watchers had expected the Cambridges to join the Queen and Prince Philip at Sandringham for lunch, as they did last year.”

Classicalite also reported on the rumors of a Kate Middleton/Queen feud, but played down the speculation, noting that just because the Duchess went for dinner with her parents instead of the Queen, it isn’t necessarily a snub.