Kate Middleton and Prince William to have Christmas party for their staff

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are getting into the festive spirit - alongside members of the royal staff - for a Christmas party hosted by Queen Elizabeth on 17 December

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are getting into the festive spirit – alongside members of the royal staff – for a Christmas party hosted by Queen Elizabeth on 17 December.

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According to Showbiz Spy, the royal couple will be partying with their staff members and 2,000 guests at a champagne and canapé reception in one of the Buckingham Palace state apartments. Queen Elizabeth decided to reinstate the annual Christmas party this year after it was abolished in 2010 to show solidarity with the country during tough economic times.

‘Everyone is delighted it is back. It is a rare opportunity for everyone to let their hair down and have a great night,’ said a source.

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‘All the royals are there, they dance with the servants and it will be extra special because of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the fantastic year she has had.

‘Everyone will want to dance with her and congratulate her and all the younger male staff will want to dance with Kate.’

According to reports, the party will set the Queen back $200K (£125,000), and invitees will include staff members from the Palace, Clarence House, Windsor Castle and the Queen’s other estates.

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‘She would not have reinstated the party unless she was confident it was in keeping with the spirit of the nation. It is only natural she’d want to thank staff for their hard work,’ the source continued.

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