The Royal Family’s Christmas Diary 2018

Dec 29, 2018

The Royal Family’s Christmas Diary 2018

The Queens royal Christmas tradition started on the 18th of December with the annual pre-Christmas lunch at her London Residence, Buckingham Palace.
 Every year in the week leading up to the 25th her majesty holds a luncheon for her extended family. This is a final opportunity of the year to catch up with members of her family before she travels to Sandringham, the family’s residence in Norfolk. She is joined at Sandringham by her immediate family only and the Queen traditionally stays here until after the anniversary of her father’s death – February 6th, 1952.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, they were accompanied by the royal nanny, Maria Borrallo. The Duke drove his family and Kate gave a friendly smile & wave to the waiting photographers.

Prince Harry & Meghan arrived, smiling happily. Meghan is due to give birth in spring with the couple’s first baby.

Prince Charles was chauffeur driven however the duchess of Cornwall had a prior engagement so was not in attendance.

The Queens husband, Prince Phillip (97) was driven down from Windsor to make a special appearance.

Christmas Day at Sandringham

 

By the 20th of December the Queen had arrived at Sandringham. She travels by royal train to Kings Lynn railway station. Prince Phillip joined her by helicopter shortly after. On Christmas eve the rest of the family members arrive in order of status. Junior members arrive first and the last to arrive are Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate.
Historically they follow the German tradition of opening their presents on Christmas Eve following a black-tie dinner. On Christmas morning they will attend the estates St Mary Magdalene church morning service. This will be followed by a traditional Christmas lunch of Turkey.
The Duchess of Sussex will join her husband for the second time. She attended last year as Prince Harrys fiancé.

As the rest of the nation sit down to watch the Queens speech, so will the Royal family whilst enjoying afternoon tea and Christmas cake.

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