Madeleine McCann was just three years old when she disappeared in 2007.
The toddler was holidaying with her family in Portugal when she went missing, while her parents were dining at a nearby restaurant.
There has never been a credible sighting of her since.
In a heartbreaking letter for the Telegraph, Kate McCann has revealed she still buys Christmas presents for her little girl.
“The presents I buy for her usually have to jump out at me,” McCann wrote. “She would be a teenager now so I always try and pick something that would be suitable and enjoyable for her no matter what age she is when she gets to open them.
“In my head I guess I just want everything for be right for her when she comes back home. The loft is filled with the presents I have bought for Madeleine and her wardrobe, too.”
McCann has also kept Maddie’s bedroom exactly as it was when she disappeared.
In the letter, McCann wrote that she felt “numb” when Maddie went missing. And now, ten years later, everything she does is tinged in sadness.
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She also praised the team at the Missing People charity who have been working tirelessly to bring Maddie home.
In the years since Maddie’s disappearance there have been 8000 sightings of the little girl, but none of them have led to any credible leads.
This will be the McCann’s 11th Christmas without their oldest daughter.