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Royal Family Feast: What Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have for Christmas lunch

The Royal Family keep things traditional when it comes to Christmas lunch.

royal family christmas lunch

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Chirstmas lunch is a big deal for many who celebrate. Traditions differ all over the world. Over here in the southern hemipshere, we’re in favour of the traditional meats, but served cold. Others opt for a good old braai.

We also know that foodborne illness is more likely this time of year (we can only assume it’s the same for the Royals!) – they might benefit of reading about the best meals for an upset stomach.

Over in the colder parts of the world, it’s all about the big roast. And the Royal Family is no different when it comes to Christmas traditions. That includes adorbs Christmas cards.

They follow many classic traditions, including a big Christmas lunch at 13:15 on the day. James Brookes, royal commentator at Royal Central, said their plates are filled with traditional Christmas foods.

Speaking to the Express in the UK, Brookes said:

”According to previous reports from the family’s former chefs, it’s usually a shrimp or lobster salad to start things off.

“Then it’s turkey with all the usual suspects when it comes to side dishes – parsnips, carrots, sprouts; they’re all there – and then a good old Christmas pudding for dessert.

“The Queen’s also partial to chocolate too – she’s said to like dark chocolate the most so there’s always room for a sweet treat.”

Spourts? Ick. We can only guess that there’s a bit of prodding and poking those awful little morsels around on plates.

The official website for the royal family also says the Queen presents 1500 Christmas puddings to her staff members every year. The website notes:

“About 1 500 Christmas puddings paid for by The Queen (through the Privy Purse) are distributed to staff throughout the Palaces, staff in the Court Post Office and Palace police.

“Each pudding is accompanied by a greeting card from The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.”

As for presents for the staff members, the Queen asks them what they’d like. Junior staff have an allowance of £25, which increases to a maximum of £35 every year.

But the Queen isn’t one for last minute Chirstmas gift shopping, some presents are bought as early as March every year, so the Queen has plenty of time to find the perfect gift.

When it comes to gifts for each other, according to reports, they buy each other cheap, joke gifts rather than splashing out.

The gifts are rumoured to have included a ‘Ain’t life a b****’ bath hat given to the Queen by Harry.

Harry was given a grow-your-own-girlfriend kit by Kate one year.

Who knows, maybe Meghan will get a joke karaoke microphone for a royal rendition of Santa Baby.