Credit: WPA Pool/Getty Images Photo: Prince William, Prince George, and Kate Middleton Smile at Prince George's Christening in London, England on October 23, 2013

There were a few extra gifts under the tree this year at the Buckingham Palace. Prince George celebrated his first Christmas with proud parents Kate Middleton and Prince William — although he probably won’t remember any of it.

The family gathered for the holiday at Queen Elizabeth II’s Norfolk Estate after attending a Christmas service at St. Mary Magdalene Church (sans Prince George). On her way out, Kate and Will stopped to talk about George’s first Christmas morning.

“She told me he was having a lovely day but was more interested in the wrapping paper than the presents,” Cicily Howard, who spoke with Kate that day, said, according to E! Online.

Will also added that they “can’t wait until next year when he’s bigger” — Christmas is always more fun with children who are old enough to actually understand what’s going on.

Meanwhile, the Queen made sure to include Prince George in her annual Christmas speech, where she talks about the highlights of the past year. We’d say the birth of a future ruler is a pretty big highlight!

“Here at home, my own family is a little larger this Christmas,” the Queen said. “As so many of you will know, the arrival of a baby gives everyone the chance to contemplate the future with renewed happiness and hope. For the new parents, life will never be quite the same again.”

Best of all, the speech includes new footage of adorable baby George being held by Will and Kate during a photo shoot after his christening, and the new parents are so sweet with their bundle of joy. Too cute!  

Source: E! Online