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Kate McCann Lays presents in Maddie’s bedroom on 10th Christmas without Daughter
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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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Kate McCann listens during a news conference to mark the 5th anniversary of the disappearance of her daughter Madeleine McCann, on May 2, 2012 in London, England. The McCann's today stated that there is "no doubt" that authorities will re-open the investigation into their daughter's disappearance. Three-year-old Madeleine went missing while on holiday with her parents in the Algarve region of Portugal in May 2007. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Her mother, Kate, has told how celebrations will be ‘tinged with pain and longing’ (Picture: Getty Images)

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.

Undated Channel 4 handout image, from a home video of missing child Madeleine McCann dressed as a fairy. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 7, 2009. A new documentary to be broadcast on Channel 4, puts forward a theory that someone was watching the McCanns' apartment for up to a week before the little girl disappeared. Cutting Edge: Madeleine Was Here will be shown on Channel 4 at 9pm May 7. See PA story POLICE Portugal. Photo credit should read: PA/Wire
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. (Picture: PA)
Kate McCann and Gerry McCann hold a news conference to mark the 5th anniversary of the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine McCann in London, England. The McCann's today stated that there is "no doubt" that authorities will re-open the investigation into their daughter's disappearance. Three-year-old Madeleine went missing while on holiday with her parents in the Algarve region of Portugal in May 2007. Kate McCann may have missed the abduction of her daughter Madeleine by a matter of minutes, police revealed last night.Detectives believe a suspect seen carrying a child 500 yards from the McCanns' holiday apartment was the kidnapper who had struck just moments before the mother went to check on her children. Scotland Yard appealed for the public's help in tracing the prime suspect - as it became clear Portuguese police may have been chasing the wrong man for six years. The Mail published two e-fits of the suspect after it emerged they had been produced by private detectives working for the McCanns back in 2008 but were never issued. Kate and Gerry McCann hold a news conference to mark the 5th anniversary of the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine McCann in London, England. ....LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: ..The McCann's today stated that there is "no doubt" that authorities will re-open the investigation into their daughter's disappearance. Three-year-old Madeleine went missing while on holiday with her parents in the Algarve region of Portugal in May 2007. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
The couple have said they have not given up hope (Picture: Getty Images)

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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