Baby's first Boxing Day! Prince William and Kate Middleton's Christmas celebrations with son Prince George are still underway. The royal parents, both 31, spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham retreat in Norfolk, England, and will continue festivities with their 5-month-old son for Boxing Day on Thursday, Dec. 26.
The Queen featured her great-grandson in her annual Christmas speech this year. "Here at home, my own family it is a little larger this Christmas," the 87-year-old monarch said in the prerecorded message. "As so many of you will know, the arrival of a baby gives everyone the chance to contemplate the future, with renewed happiness and hope. For the new parents, life will never be quite the same again."
Below, Us Weekly has all the details on how the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating Boxing Day this year as new parents.
Wakey-wakey, eggs and . . . kippers? Men file into the dining room for a traditional English breakfast, including the salty, cured fish, sausage, mushrooms, kidneys and black pudding. "It's hearty food," explains chef Darren McGrady. Elsewhere, the Queen's white-gloved servants bring women, still in their beds, meals on trays.
The day goes to the birds! Prince Phillip, 92, splits interested guests into groups, and they head to the grounds of the 18th century estate to compete in the annual pheasant shoot. At the house, George plays with his mum.
Nanny Webb takes over at midday so that Kate and the ladies can make the mile-long trek for lunch in Dershingham woods. Says McGrady: "The chefs send a trailer packed with cottage pies and beef stews."
After the hunt, William and Kate say their goodbyes, strap George into a car (their newly leased $408,000 Bentley, perhaps?) and drive 157 miles to the Middletons' Bucklebury home — where grandparents Carole, 58, and Michael, 64, plus aunt Pippa, 30, and uncle James, 26, will be waiting. Little George "has spent a lot of time with the Middletons," says a source.
Reporting by Libby Galvin