Prince William & Kate Middleton: Staying Home for the Holidays

Posted Friday December 23, 2011 1:16 PM GMT

Taking into consideration the current economic state of England, Prince William and Kate Middleton will not be going on their annual ski trip.

According to a source, the royal couple’s decision was a result of the palace thinking “it would send a bad message to be away during this time.”

The duo’s first Christmas as man and wife will not fall short of a good time though as they will spend Christmas day at Sandringham manor and attend Queen Elizabeth’s retreat in Norfolk, England.

In addition, Kate’s sister Pippa will join them on Boxing Day (December 26) and then they will all travel back to Bucklebury to spend the remaining holidays with the Middleton family.

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