Kate Middleton prefers practical presents amid worries kids have too much screen time

Christmas is just around the corner and many parents are stressing over getting their presents sorted with just three weeks to go.

Kate Middleton will also be trying to get organised for the holiday, but she is said to "prefer" practical presents instead of technological gifts, as she's concerned her children – Prince George, eight, and six year old Princess Charlotte – are already spending too much time on their gadgets.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told OK! that the Duchess, 39, who visited London's Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Duke of Cambridge, also 39, are said to be thinking more carefully about their present buying this year and are edging away from spending their money on anything "extravagant".

She told us: "George enjoys his iPad at school, both he and Charlotte are quite tech-savvy and, like most children, there probably are technical gadgets and such like on their wish list.

"I'm sure they're not going to want for anything, but when it comes to technology and screens, they are careful not to spoil them with extravagant gifting."

Katie continued: "If it is something that happens to be a computer game or something like that then they are cautious of screen time so it could be a more practical gift."

The Royal expert then shared some insight into what George and Charlotte's father William has previously bought his kids for Christmas.

"One year William gave Kate a pair of binoculars so that's the sort of gift they appreciate," Katie said.

"It's something that can be used outdoors or something that will last forever and isn't just a passing phase or fad."

But it's clear George, Charlotte and Prince Louis, three, are in for a great Christmas this year after their grandmother Carole Middleton said she loves to make it fun for her grandchildren.

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Carole, 66, who owns the company, Party Pieces, shared a snap of a pair of cute Santa decorations on Instagram, before writing: "I’m going to need a few of these cheeky chaps this December, to hide around the house and make my grandchildren laugh.

"As much as I love immaculate decorations, we can’t be too serious at Christmas!"

She continued: "I love to make Christmas fun and exciting for my grandchildren which is what our Silly Santa edit is for!”

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Fans soon commented on her post, with one writing: "Fun Granny Carole! Have a lovely Holiday."

Another added: "Adorable & so festive."

A third then shared: "I’ve been really into these this year as well. Have a lovely holiday," before another agreed and wrote: "I'm obsessed with these, so much so I make my own. Our house is full of them at Christmas!"

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