On December 25, people around the world will celebrate Christmas with their family traditions. In the holiday season, each family is slightly different, and many are traditionally handed over to countless generations.
The royal family is not an exception to the law. They also celebrate the feast in the same way as the rest of the world … with a few exceptions, of course. Many people are curious about why the royal family is not able to open their presents on Christmas day.
Why a royal family is not able to open gifts on Christmas day
The royal family exchanges gifts on Christmas Eve during the tea, not on Christmas Eve. The tradition of this royal family began with the German-born King George (Queen Elizabeth II's father). In Germany, Gifts are opened on Christmas Eve.
Where does the royal family celebrate Christmas?
The Royal Family celebrates Christmas at Queen's Residence Sandringham. The Queen arrives earlier than the rest of the family (19th or 20th December) to monitor the preparations. The rest of the royal family arrives from Christmas morning or early afternoon. It includes Queen Elizabeth's children, grandchildren and grandparents, as well as expanded family members.
What does the king's family do on Christmas Eve?
On Christmas Eve, except for a gift exchange, the king holds the Christmas Eve. It's been a long time that on holidays there is a time when the royal family fluttered their world (or the United Kingdom) on their shoulders.
What does a royal family do on a Christmas day?
Christmas day is occupied by royal family members. After a rich breakfast, they attend church service at St Mary Magdalen Sandringham. When the service is over, they return home at the traditional feast.
Queen Elizabeth II annually sends a Christmas message to the UK and the UK, broadcast on television. The rest of the royal family watch when she gives her speech. In the evening, everyone enjoys a buffet-style meal before going to bed at night.
What does the royal family eat for their Christmas merry?
Sources say that the royal family has always had the same Christmas meal as everybody can remember. It never changes. Shrimp or lobster salad are diced with roasted turkey, parsnip, Brussels sprouts and carrots. Christmas pudding with brandy butter is served to make desserts.
What other annual traditions are in the royal family?
The Queen and her husband traditionally send more than 750 Christmas cards and also buy a special Christmas pudding for all their households (of which there are hundreds). There is a family photo on this map where we are happy to inform everyone, including Queen Elizabeth II's (and charming) corpse.
The donations are made by the Queen to a variety of charity organizations around Sandringham, and she also returns some Christmas trees. The time of all royal families is also a year to show their appreciation to those who serve them during the rest of the year.
What's different this year?
Although the royal family (and especially Queen Elizabeth) does not usually get out of tradition, this year it promises to be slightly different. Despite the strict "family-only" policy of private celebrations, there are rumors that the queen made an invitation to Mrs. Megan Markle's mom, Doria Ragland.
Surprisingly, even Kate Middleton was not allowed to visit before her and Prince William was officially married. Last year, when she was only affiliated with Prince Harry, Markle was invited – thus ceasing traditions again.