How will Kate celebrate Princess Charlotte's 1st Christmas? Grandma Carole shares her tips

Chloe Best

As Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge prepare to celebrate Princess Charlotte's first Christmas, grandmother Carole Middleton has revealed her plans to ensure everything goes smoothly. Writing for her column in Baby London magazine, the 60-year-old offers advice to people celebrating their baby's first Christmas to ensure they're left with "fond memories" of the festivities.

"Relax and enjoy baby's first Christmas," Carole wrote. "They won't remember it, but you'll have fond memories."

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Princess Charlotte is set to celebrate her first Christmas

The Party Pieces co-founder has previously revealed that she is planning a crafty Christmas with Charlotte and her two-year-old brother Prince George. Writing in the December edition of Homemaker the 60-year-old wrote: "We're all busy planning festive parties and get-togethers, but taking time to choose and make those all-important festive touches is a must."

Hoping to get the little ones excited about the upcoming festivities, Kate’s mum has suggested making a "Paper-and-string sew your own Christmas garland," which is a great family activity as it’s perfect for "young helpers to personalize."

As well as getting crafty little George and Charlotte can look forward to some baking with the grandmother. They can roll up their sleeves and get stuck in with the "Very Merry Cupcake Set" because as Carole says, "all children love to bake."

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Carole Middleton has offered her advice for baby's first Christmas celebrations

Carole already appears to have embraced the festive spirit, and joined her daughter Pippa and son-in-law Prince William for a traditional carol concert in Chelsea, London on Wednesday evening.

In just three weeks, the Middletons are also likely to reunite with their royal relatives as the families come together to celebrate Christmas. Last year, Carole, husband Michael, Pippa and brother James were welcomed by the royal family at Sandringham, and they are likely to attend again this year to celebrate seven-month-old Charlotte's first Christmas together.

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