What The Queen Elizabeth And Her Family Eats On Christmas Day


When it comes to Christmas traditions, every family has their preferences. Some only eat after the Queen’s Speech, others can’t enjoy Christmas dinner without Brussels sprouts, and for some the main event is the pigs in blankets.



But how different are we to the royal family in terms of our festive traditions? The royal family, it turns out, is pretty modest in their festive celebrations. They celebrate Christmas over two days at Sandringham House, their private residence in Norfolk.

Darren McGrady, the former chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana Princess of Wales and Princes William and Harry, revealed exactly how the elite family spends Christmas.



He said to Cosmopolitan that the family head to Sandringham House in Norfolk for the celebrations, with the Queen heading up early on December 19 or 20, and the family joining on Christmas Eve.

Presents are placed ready for family members on trestle tables at the lavish abode.

Darren revealed: “The royals are of German descent so they weave in German traditions to their celebrations.

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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Source : metro.co.uk, thesun.co.uk,


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