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Kate Middleton’s mum Carole shows off her fun side in a light saber battle as she shares festive Instagram video

KATE Middleton’s mum Carole has proven she is well and truly in the festive spirit in a new Instagram video.

The 64-year-old has been seen taking part in a light saber battle following the release of the latest Star Wars movie Rise of Skywalker in cinemas.

The video was shared on Carole’s party company Party Pieces Instagram account on Friday.

In the Boomerang vid the Duchess of Cambridge’s mum can be seen wielding an inflatable light saber with chief executive Steven Bentwood in front of the Christmas tree.

The post was captioned: “We’re so excited about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releasing today!

“Carole and Steven even battled it out with two of our inflatable space sabers during the Party Pieces Christmas lunch this week!”

The video has since amassed more than 21,000 views with royal fans quick to praise the fun-loving granny.

Commenting on the post, one wrote: “What a fun grandmother and mom she must be!!”

Agreeing a second added: “What a sweet and playful side of Carole.”

“Love it!!! Go Carole!” added a third.

Carole’s company - slogan 'magical parties for over 30 years’ - was set up in 1987 by Mrs Middleton, and hubby Michael, 69.

On the company website Mrs Middleton is pictured and talks about her children in a message to customers.

She says: “It’s always been a family business and all the children have played a part.

“James established our personalised photo cakes, Catherine started the 1st birthday side of the business, and Pippa developed the Party Pieces blog.”

The Middleton family is likely to be preparing for a family Christmas at their home of Bucklebury in Berkshire while Kate and Prince William gear up for festivities at Sandringham.

So how do the Middletons' festive celebrations compare to Christmas with the Queen?

In her first ever interview, Carole, 63, told the Telegraph's Stylist magazine her Christmas essentials are "mince pies, mulled wine and mistletoe".

And, unlike the royals, she doesn't have a strict schedule - but there is still a trip to church.

Carole said: "Generally, we go to church in the morning, then a walk, open a few presents (with more in the evening). Then champagne and smoked salmon for lunch.

"The main Christmas meal is in the evening but with young grandchildren, maybe we'll move that forward."

In other royal news, we told you how fans noticed an awkward moment Kate shrugged off William's PDA on a Berry Royal Christmas.

And we shared how the Royal Family shared a recipe of festive cinnamon stars with fans on Instagram.

Meanwhile, a former royal chef has revealed exactly what it is like to work in the kitchens at Buckingham Palace, and the type of foods the Queen wishes to avoid.

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