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Princess Diana's Former Chef Spills The Secrets Of Royal Family’s Christmas Celebration

Date December 14, 2018

People all over the world are impatiently waiting for Christmas to come, and they're are planning the way they'll spend the holiday together with family and friends.

During the festive season, the Royal Family is, as always, at the center of everybody’s attention, and people wonder how they spend Christmas. Usually, the Royal Family prefers to keep details secret, but some interesting facts have recently been revealed.

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By the way, Buckingham Palace recently presented the royal Christmas decorations and informed the public that the Christmas Tree has already arrived.

Princess Diana’s former chef revealed some interesting details about the Royal Family’s Christmas celebration. Darren McGrady worked for the Windsors for 15 years, the last 4 of which when Princess Diana was present. He's sure nothing has changed since that time.

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The author of Eating Royally said the celebration begins on Christmas Eve, when guests arrive through the front door. He also added that even though Royal Family members practically have everything, they like simple gifts that aren't not necessarily something luxurious:

Diana got upset once because she bought cashmere sweaters and she thought that would be nice, but they don’t do that. Prince Philip would get a peppermill with a light on it and he would think that was hilarious.

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After gifts are received and exchanged, the time comes to change outfits for something more festive, usually at 8:30 pm.

After breakfast on Christmas morning comes the church service at St. Mary Magdalene. In 2011, Kate Middleton and Prince William went to the service two times: at 9 with the Queen and at 11 with the entire family. Just a note: It was Kate’s first Christmas as a member of the Royal Family.

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And what is Christmas like for little Royals?

Marlene Koenig, royal historian, said:

The British royals still follow the German tradition of opening presents on Christmas Eve. The members of the family who are present at Sandringham exchange gifts, usually not expensive. The gifts are put out on a trestle table after tea time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Christmas is a wonderful period and an opportunity to gather together with the family and spend some good time together. We hope the Royal Family will have a great celebration this year!

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