Pippa Middleton has been invited to the Royal Family festivities and was asked to take part in the traditional Boxing Day pheasant shoot during Christmas at Sandringham.
Such festive activities are restricted only among members of the Royal Family and their spouses and that asking Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa, along on Boxing Day will help her feel more at home.
The Duchess of Cambridge will be spending Christmas at the Norfolk estate, , her first with the Queen.
‘Kate will of course miss her family on Christmas Day, she has traditionally spent it with them,’ a source says.
‘She wants Pippa to join her at Sandringham on Boxing Day because it will make being apart from her family at Christmas a little easier.
‘She gets on very well with William and Harry, and the Duke of Edinburgh has a soft spot for her.
‘It’s unusual for non-family members to receive an invitation, but William wants Kate to feel comfortable and he knows having her sister there will mean a great deal to her.