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Carole Middleton has revealed she will decorate her Christmas tree over Zoom with her four grandchildren this year in a break from their usual tradition.I normally let my grandchildren help me decorate the tree.She added that curating the Party Pieces Christmas range gave her 'joy and escapism', adding: 'I hope they help you feel the same.'Last year the Cambridges joined the Queen at Sandringham for Christmas and took part in the walkabout to meet royal fans - though Prince Louis was absent.It could mean the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend Christmas Day with the Middletons for the first time since 2012.

Carole Middleton has revealed she will decorate her Christmas tree over Zoom with her four grandchildren this year in a break from their usual tradition.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, 65, said she usually lets Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, Prince Louis, two, and Pippa Middleton’s son Arthur Matthews, also two, help her decide where to place her festive ornaments.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic the businesswoman said she will continue the tradition but via video call - adding that it may need to be ‘tastefully rearranged’ afterwards.

Carole shared the insight on Instagram in a ‘winter message’ to followers of her celebration company Party Pieces.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, 65, said she usually lets Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, Prince Louis, two, pictured with their parents William and Kate and David Attenborough, and Pippa Middleton’s son Arthur Matthews, also two, help her decorate her Christmas tree

It was accompanied by a photo of the glamorous grandmother dressed in a black velvet top and sparkling silver trousers teamed with black heels.

Carole looked relaxed as she leaned on a white desk adorned with presents, Christmas crackers and a gold cake stand, with a string of metallic balloons above her.

Her message read: ‘We may not be able to get together but, after a year like 2020, we need to remember what’s really important this Christmas.

‘For me, what really matters is that my family feels connected. I normally let my grandchildren help me decorate the tree.

The Queen’s family Christmas at Sandringham could be off for the first time in 33 years, meaning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may spend Christmas Day with the Middletons for the first time since 2012. Pictured: Carole in 2019

In her Instagram message, Carole said for her, what matters is that her family feels ‘connected’ over Christmas

‘This year, I’ll ask them by video call to decide which decoration should go where. It may need to be tastefully rearranged later…!’

She added that curating the Party Pieces Christmas range gave her ‘joy and escapism’, adding: ‘I hope they help you feel the same.’

It’s not known yet whether families in England will be able to get together over Christmas; the current lockdown restrictions are set to end on December 2, but the tier system could remain in place for certain regions of the UK.

Last year the Cambridges joined the Queen at Sandringham for Christmas and took part in the walkabout to meet royal fans - though Prince Louis was absent.

Last year the Cambridges joined the Queen at Sandringham for Christmas and took part in the walkabout to meet royal fans - though Prince Louis was absent

But the Queen’s family Christmas at Sandringham could be off this year for the first time in 33 years, with the monarch currently isolating at Windsor Castle with Prince Philip.

A Sandringham insider has said: ‘We have been told not to expect them back for Christmas.’

It could mean the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend Christmas Day with the Middletons for the first time since 2012.