Kate Middleton Takes Carole Middleton, Pippa Middleton On Festive Girls’ Night Out — Royal Christmas Plans Revealed

With just a few weeks until Christmas, Kate Middleton has decided to start her festive celebrations alongside her mother Carole Middleton and younger sister Pippa Middleton, with the pair enjoying a girls’ night out together earlier this week.

Leaving Prince George and Princess Charlotte to be cared for either by their father Prince William or a nanny, Kate Middleton visited the Covent Garden restaurant Clos Maggiore alongside the fellow female members of her close-knit family.

kate-middleton-christmas [Image via Getty/Clive Brunskill]According to the Irish Independent, when Kate Middleton, Carole Middleton, and Pippa Middleton visited the central London restaurant, they “were happy to dine publicly” but were still given a private area away from prying eyes.

That’s not the only festive fun that Carole Middleton and Pippa Middleton partook in this week to celebrate the start of advent. They also joined Prince William for a traditional carol service in Chelsea, central London, on Wednesday evening too.

This time, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, stayed at home alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte while Prince William took his in-laws out to the event, which was organized by Tom van Straubenzee, the godfather to Princess Charlotte.

Prince William, Pippa Middleton, and Carole Middleton attended the event to try and help raise money for the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund. This fund was named after Tom’s brother, a close friend of both Prince William and Prince Harry, who died in a car crash in 2002.

Prince Harry, Prince William, Tom van Strubenzee, and Henry von Straubenzee were alleged to be almost inseparable when they were growing up, with the foursome having been of equal ages and even sharing classes together.

kate-middleton-pippa-middleton [Image via Getty/WPA Pool]Writing in the evening’s program, Prince William declared, “We are both delighted to be patrons of Henry’s memorial fund. Each year brings with it more news about the progress that this charity continues to make. This is largely down to the generosity an support of donors, many of whom are here tonight at this, the seventh Christmas carol service.”

This carol service has become an annual tradition for Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton, with the trio having attended it every year as a way to kick-start their Christmas season.

Meanwhile, Prince William and Kate Middleton and the rest of the Royal Family are currently making their plans to celebrate Christmas. Hello Magazine reported that Kate Middleton and Prince William will join the Royal Family at Sandringham alongside Kate’s mother and father, Carole and Michael, as well as her brother and sister, James and Pippa, just like they did last year.

Meanwhile, in other royal news, Prince Harry brought his royal trip of South Africa to an end on Thursday, attending a Nelson Mandela Foundation where he paid tribute to the former South African President.

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