THE Royal Family is not spending New Year’s Eve together, according to reports.
It’s been a massive year for the royals, with Meghan Markle marrying Prince Harry in May, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcoming their third child Prince Louis in April and Prince Charles turning 70 last month.
And while pictures of the senior members of the family delighted fans on Christmas Day, there will be no such snaps emerging on New Year’s Eve.
That’s because the family is spending the celebration apart.
When it comes to New Year’s Eve, it seems the couples make their own plans.
Here’s what they’re getting up to this year.
Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince William and Kate Middleton often spend New Year’s Eve with her family in Berkshire.
This will be their first year with three children –Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 8 months.
The couple will also be joined by younger sister Pippa, her husband James Matthew and their child Arthur, who is 2 months.
In the past parents Carole and Michael have hosted a New Years Eve country house party, hiring a marquee complete with dance floor, lighting and seating for more than 100 people.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
This is the couple’s first New Year’s Eve as a married couple and with Markle, 37, pregnant with their first child it’s expected the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will keep their own celebration modest and alcohol-free.
Prince Harry spent plenty of years partying when he was a bachelor and would often fly to LA or a Swiss ski resort with friends.
Last year, the Duke and Duchess flew to Monaco to celebrate.
This year the couple may choose to spend the evening in their new home, Frogmore House in Windsor.
The pair intend to move out of Kensington Palace to prepare for the arrival of their first child in the British Spring.
Prince Charles and Camilla
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall have spent New Years Even at their home Birchall, which is part of the Queen’s Balmoral estate.
It used to belong to the Queen Mother.
Prince Charles is now 70 and wife Camilla, 71.
Camilla was recently forced to sit out Christmas lunch due to a cold.
With the couple’s advancing years they are sure to prefer a quiet evening at home resting, ahead of royal duties resuming in 2019.
The Queen and Prince Philip
Her Majesty and Prince Philip usually remain in Sandringham for New Year celebrations.
According to royal experts, other members of the family will be invited and it’s likely they will attend the annual New Year’s Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church.
“It’s been a great year”
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice
This may be the first year the York princesses spend New Years Eve separately, with Princess Eugenie a newlywed, marrying Jack Brooksbank on October 19 this year.
The princesses have previously spent New Years Eve in exotic locations such as St Barts aboard a friend’s yacht.
Princess Beatrice has joined steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal on his yacht for the past two New Years Eve celebrations.
She is now said to be dating Italian businessman Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Source: DAILYSTAR CO UK