Shut however not too shut. Pregnant Duchess Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, might be celebrating Christmas with the royal household however they gained’t be sleeping in the identical home as Prince William, Duchess Kate and their three children.
“Harry and Meghan might be staying on the fundamental home (the ‘massive home’) for Christmas, not Anmer [Hall],” a supply tells Us Weekly of the couple’s plans to affix the queen and the remainder of the household at her residence at Sandringham, whereas William and his household might be staying at their 10-bedroom Norfolk dwelling about two miles away.
It’s a change from final 12 months, when Kate and William, each 36, invited the newly engaged couple to stick with them and their youngsters, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, at Anmer Corridor. Harry stated later that that they had a “improbable” time collectively as Meghan celebrated her first royal Christmas together with her soon-to-be in-laws.
The Mail on Sunday studies that 30 of Her Majesty’s relations are set to reach on the queen’s 20,000-acre property, situated 110 miles north of London, for the annual vacation celebration.
Whereas Sandringham is a large residence, The Telegraph reported that in 2011 the queen had a full home with 27 company, a few of whom needed to keep within the servants’ quarters.
The royal household’s Christmas celebration is filled with traditions courting again greater than a century, with meals and festivities all set to a inflexible schedule.
It kicks off on Christmas Eve with afternoon tea at four p.m., the place sandwiches and pastries are served and the household opens presents.
Whereas the royals normally change gag items, Meghan may shock them with the right presents. The previous Fits star “is a superb gift-giver,” a supply tells Us Weekly solely within the new concern. “She places a whole lot of thought into it.”
After turning into formal night garments, the company will reconvene for dinner, which incorporates domestically grown produce.
On Christmas morning the household will get pleasure from a full English breakfast earlier than heading to 11 a.m. providers at St. Mary Magdalene Church with the queen, who’s head of the Church of England. After lunch, they may collect collectively to look at the monarch’s annual Christmas speech.