Kate McCann has laid out Christmas presents in daughter Madeleine’s bedroom in the hope that one day she’ll come home to open them.
A pile of gifts will be kept in Maddie’s pink bedroom which has remained untouched since she disappeared nearly ten years ago.
It has now become a shrine to her and is full of untouched Christmas and birthday presents.
The 48-year-old, who is a former GP, recently told how she desperately misses Christmas with her daughter who always used to get excited during the festive seasons and loved singing carols.
Kate, who faces her 10th Christmas without Maddie, told how celebrations will be ‘tinged with pain and longing’.
She said: ‘She should be here and we should be celebrating with her!’
May will mark a decade since the disappearance of Maddie, then aged three, from the family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal.
Kate and husband Gerry, also 48, who also have 11-year-old twins Sean and Amelie, have never given up hope that Maddie could still be alive.
They have previously said: ‘We have not lost hope that we may get to celebrate another Christmas with her.
‘If anything can drive us on, that most definitely will. The urge to look for Madeleine absolutely hasn’t changed at all.’
The McCann’s are expected to have a quiet Christmas at their home in Rothley, Leicestershire.
But prayers will be said for her during the village church’s Christmas Day service and a candle will be lit for the missing teen beside the war memorial.
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