We never thought we would see the day when Kate Middleton would skip Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas dinner following Christmas morning church service at Sandringham. Kate Middleton and Prince William did the unthinkable, and they blew off Queen Elizabeth for Christmas Dinner, instead opting to spend the big day with the Middleton family, keeping royal heir Prince George at home at Anmer Hall. According to reports, Prince William took special ‘permission’ from the Queen to spend the evening with Kate Middleton, her parents, and her siblings at the couple’s Anmer Hall home. So in Queen Elizabeth’s mind, the second in line to the throne just decided to snub his ruling monarch in favor of his commoner relatives.
Even if Queen Elizabeth didn’t show any outright displeasure at the request or the snub, you know she’s planning some form of retaliation. But you know, to be fair to Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth was the one who didn’t allow the Middletons over to Sandringham for Christmas Dinner. So if Kate wanted to spend time with her own family a.k.a. the ‘commoners’, she had no choice but to spend it with them at Anmer Hall. Anyway you evaluate this historic snub, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles will see it as a power play and a great insult. In fact Camilla Parker-Bowles was probably instrumental in convincing Queen Elizabeth to ban Kate’s family from Sandringham at Christmas.
Honestly, the Queen’s been breaking so much tradition and protocol for the Middletons, and I can’t help but wonder if it’s all on purpose. Right now, most of the Middletons are in the doghouse with the royals, especially Pippa Middleton. Pippa’s already in talks to join the Today Show, and the royals can’t be happy about that. Then, there’s the whole classist and discriminatory part of the royal family, even though they pretend that they’re all open and welcoming. Most of the people in that family can’t stand the Middletons, and they would love to see William marry someone else [cough, someone in their own immediate family, cough]. But since this isn’t the boondocks or the 1500’s, Prince William married a ‘commoner’, and they spent time with her ‘commoner’ family during Christmas dinner. The Queen can whine and moan about tradition being broken and how she was snubbed during the dinner, but in reality, she started it by excluding the Middletons from Christmas dinner in the first place.
Church Service before dinner by FameFlynet