What The Queen Elizabeth And Her Family Eats On Christmas Day

Royal Family Eats On Christmas Day

December 9th, 2017   |   Updated on April 6th, 2024

Christmas is the time to splurge and indulge in no matter your family background. Every year when December 25 rolls in just like every other family with their family traditions on dining, the Royal Family also follow their tradition.

Families also have their preferences. Some wait till the Queen’s speech is over. Others have their exclusive family events. There are still others that will need Brussels Sprouts to enjoy their festive dinner and some will think the main event is not complete without pigs in blankets.

Royal Family being royal, they don’t do things that are mundane and usual. They certainly get together and sit down
for Christmas lunch. They have their buffet dinner tucking in an afternoon tea in between.

A former royal chef revealed that the Royal Family always feature turkey and that they are always traditional. This royal chef, Darren McGrady had the opportunity to serve the royal family for seven Christmas dinners. He has worked for the Queen and the Princess Diana.

The family heads to church in the morning, they eat a big lunch that includes a salad with shrimp or lobster

The main roast comes with all the traditional sides like parsnips, carrots and Brussels sprouts

For dessert, they eat Christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Before they enjoy their day of food, the family head to church

Although many royal residences such as Windsor Castle, pictured, and Buckingham Palace are decorated for Christmas, the family spend their time at Sandringham House in Norfolk

After lunch, they all sit down to watch the Queen’s Christmas speech (surely an odd moment…?). It isn’t until the evening when the real Christmas do gets underway, with a buffet of up to 20 different items happens.

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