Kate Middleton got it from her mama!
As the royal made an enchanting outing on Wednesday to a Christmas tree farm, her mother Carole Middleton was busy putting the finishing touches on her own Christmas tree about an hour away. A photo shared on the Instagram for Party Pieces, the Middleton’s business, shows Carole smiling as she places a star on top of the fir.
“Working next door to a Christmas Tree farm means we had the pick of the best Xmas trees!🎄🎅,” they captioned the post, which also includes a video of the decorations. “Fairy lights, wooden ornaments, and the ever-important glittery baubles! There’s even a sneaky elf hidden somewhere in the branches!”
The ladies even matched, both donning festive green sweaters — although Kate topped hers with a red jacket for the day outdoors.
“She was asking about the trees which drop their needles and those that don’t, and which ones smell nice!” farm owner Roger Brill said. “She said that they normally have the Nordmann Fir inside that doesn’t drop the needles.”
Last year in her first-ever interview, Carole Middleton opened up to U.K. newspaper The Telegraph about her life, her grandchildren and why she’s made a point of not commenting on her famous family to the press.
Carole, who lives with her husband Michael in a manor house in Bucklebury, which is 50 miles west of London, shared that when it comes to Christmas trees, she doesn’t like to have just one in the house.
Explaining her reasoning, Carole shared it’s “so that they can decorate it themselves.”
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Even after over 30 years with their business, Carole doesn’t see herself retiring any time soon — and it’s largely to do with her grandchildren.
“I don’t see myself stopping [work],” she remarked. “If I did I’d have to have so many projects on. I’d have to redecorate the house. I’d love to travel, but then I’d miss the grandchildren.”
“No,” she added. “I’ve got a billion ideas I still want to do.”