The Queen never eats with Prince George – even at Christmas
7th September 2022

TheRoyal Familymay usually spend Christmas together but it seems it’s rather different to how most would celebrate the holidays.

Traditionally the younger members of the family eat in a separate room when the family get together for big meals, and yes, this rule even applies atChristmas .

The Queen , who hasrecently appointed the new prime minister Liz Truss, may be less traditional than some of her predecessors but this is one rule she has not budged on.

The 96-year-old monarch prefers to enjoy her meals in relative peace and quiet, and has a room set up for the children to dine in while the adults sit together.

Even for Christmas, Easter, and other special occasions, this rule still applies, reportsMyLondon .

The revelation came to light after a conversation between the Queen's cousin, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and the late journalist, Kenneth Rose.

In notes which were published inThe Mail, Rose wrote: “Prince Eddie describes how the Queen plans the annual family Christmas lunch down to the last detail.

“The grown-ups are in one big room, the children in another. Towards the end of lunch, the doors are flung open and in rushes the horde.”

And when it comes to what the Royals eat for their Christmas dinner it seems that their tastes are rather traditional.

Former palace chef Darren McGrady said: "They're actually boring when it comes to festivities. They didn't do hams or anything, just traditional turkeys.

"We did three turkeys for the Queen and her family in the royal dining room, one for the children's nursery and then more for the 100 or so staff, so everyone had a Christmas lunch.

"The turkey is served with mashed and roast potatoes, chestnut or sage and onion stuffing, cranberry sauce and bread sauce. Vegetables include Brussels sprouts, carrots and roast parsnips."

However, the Queen does have her own way of making sure her great-grandchildren are involved in the festivities.

Speaking on ITV documentary "Our Queen at 90", theDuchess of Cambridgesaid: "[The Queen] always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay, and that just shows her love for her family."

And while some Royal traditions have remained firmly in place, others have been broken by the younger royals.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that they would be sending their children to Lambrook Schoolnear Ascot, in a break from the tradition of royal children attending boarding school.

While theDuchess of Sussexsaid she’d be wary of sending her children to any UK school, over fears of press intrusion.


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