Kate Middleton & Princess Charlotte Enjoy A Girls Day Out At The Royal Opera House

Helen Storms

Kate Middleton and her daughter 3-year-old Princess Charlotte are starting their own holiday tradition. The Duchess of Cambridge left the boys at home last week to take Charlotte to see a sneak-peek of the Nutcracker ballet at the Royal Opera House, according to People.

It's well known that the young princess loves to dance, often seen doing so at public royal outings. Thus, she was likely awed by the beautiful Christmas ballet. Her father, Prince William, lovingly spoke about her love for dance earlier this year calling it her favorite hobby. "My daughter Charlotte loves dancing," he told visitors at a Commonwealth Day reception.

The visit to the Royal Opera House likely helped Charlotte feel better about missing out on the festive Christmas party her parents held recently at Kensington Palace. The event was meant to honor military families who will be separated over the Christmas holiday. Unfortunately, the young princess was unable to be present at the event due to being in preschool. After the party ended, Kate and William attempted to let their children see some of the festivities, but the decorations had already been torn down.

"We took the children down to where the party was but everything was gone," Kate said.

"They were so disappointed!"

"They're doing well, thank you," she said of the young royals.

"They're getting excited for Christmas time, because they've started all their Christmas songs and the Christmas trees are going up."

Meanwhile, the prince himself even tried his hand in the kitchen, inspired by the spirit of the season. In preparation of their royal Christmas party last week he helped with dessert preparation by making truffles. The father of three knew better than to try to include the children in the process saying, "I can't do this and look after the children!"