What Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Giving George and Charlotte for Christmas

Charlotte isn't getting her pony — but she will get the next best thing.

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Us Weekly got some incredible intel that Prince George and Princess Charlotte would be very interested in knowing: what gifts they will be getting this Christmas in Sandringham. A source spoke to the outlet about the presents parents Kate Middleton and Prince William chose for their two oldest children (or at least a couple of the presents they chose — what Santa is bringing was not included).

An insider did confirm the reports that Charlotte asked for a pony this year. Apparently it wasn't out of the realm of possibility — the perks of being rich and royal — but her father decided the timing wasn't right. Apparently William was worried that Charlotte was too young, so he and Kate bought her a toy riding center instead.

George is getting sports gear. "George is really into tennis and has asked for a new racket," the source said, adding that they will also both be getting play cooking sets "because they love making a mess in the kitchen!"

Louis's gifts were not mentioned, but the source did say that he and Prince George love dancing to Mariah Carey's "All I Want to Christmas Is You," which is a nice touch.

Charlotte and George are expected to make their royal Christmas church walk debut this year with the royal family. They have never been photographed walking with their parents to the Norfolk church service before.

“It will be so sweet," a royal source told The Sun. "George and Charlotte will make their Christmas debut, as long as they're both on good form on the day. It's the picture all royal fans want to see. The royals walking to church on Christmas Day is a rite of passage and so William and Kate didn't want to expose their children too early, but they feel they're old enough now."

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Alyssa Bailey
News and Strategy Editor

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.