NEW PHOTOS! Wills and Kate are all smiles as they host HUGE Christmas party - but Harry and Meghan are no-shows

Happy Christmas!

December 05 2018

Prince William and Kate Middleton were all smiles as they hosted an amazing Christmas party at their home in Kensington Palace complete with fake snow and a snowball fight!

The pair threw open the doors of the stately palace for the bash for families of servicemen from two RAF bases who won't make it home for Christmas as they're deployed in Cyprus.

The Duke and Duchess played games with the children and helped them make Christmas cards and treats, and then will travel to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus tomorrow to deliver presents to the RAF service men. 

Wills and Kate organised the two days of fun with the families as a way of saying thank you to 7,500 UK military personnel currently serving overseas or away from home.

Kate told the crowd, 'I can't imagine how it feels when your loved ones are away on active service over Christmas or at those special family moments. It's really lovely to see you all here. Not only are we grateful for you coming here to join our party, but also for the sacrifices you make on a daily basis on behalf of the nation. If it's not too early...Merry Christmas to you all!"

Families who attended the special day were hoping to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle there too but there was no sign of the couple amid reports there is a long-standing royal feud between Kate and Meghan.

Harry and Meghan have announced they are to leave Kensington Palace and move to nearby Windsor to raise their new baby as tensions rise. 

 

SEE THE PARTY PICS BELOW!

 

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Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge hosts a Christmas party, supported by the Royal British Legion, for family and children of deployed personnel from Royal Air Force Coningsby and Royal Air Force Marham, who are serving in Cyprus, in The Orangery in the grounds of her residence of Kensington Palace in London. || 4th December 2018 His Royal Highness is Honorary Air Commandant of Royal Air Force Coningsby. ----------------------------------------------------- #KateMiddleton #CatherineMiddleton #HRHTheDuchessOfCambridge #DuchessOfCambridge #DuchessKate #DuchessCatherine #PrincessKate #PrincessCatherine #WilliamAndKate #DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge #PrinceWilliam #PrinceWilliamOfWales #DukeOfCambridge #WilliamWales #HRHPrinceWilliamOfWales #HRHTheDukeOfCambridge #HouseOfWindsor #BritishRoyals #BritishRoyal #BritishRoyalty #britishroyalfamily #Royal #Royalty #Royals #RoyalFamily #RoyalNews #instaroyal #TheMonarchy #monarchy #News