The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle will enjoy her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Queen’s private home in Sandringham, Norfolk. It will be her second Christmas celebrations as perthe royal traditions.
Markle had also spent Christmas with the royals last year, shortly after she and her husband Prince Harry announced their engagement on November 27, 2017.
As the holidays of Christmas will begin, junior royals will be the first to arrive at Sandringham, followed by the royals, who are expected to arrive just a week before Christmas. At last, the most honored members of the family, the Queen and Prince Philip, will mark their presence as the final guests.
As the traditions will begin on Christmas day, the Queen and other members of the royal family will attend a private service, where the Queen will receive Holy Communion from her chaplain at 9 a.m.
Later, the royals will make their way for Christmas services at St. Mary Magdalene church at 11 a.m., where hundreds of well-wishers are expected to be present to see the royals during their annual march to the church.
Following the other rituals, at 6 p.m. the royals will open their Christmas presents in the red drawing room at their Sandringham house. The royals don’t give each other branded and expensive gifts. Instead, they exchange funny cracking gifts like Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, once gifted Harry a grow-your-own-girlfriend kit and Prince Harry once gave the Queen a “Ain’t life a bitch” bath hat. In 2017, Markle bought a little hamster that sings with a little rope for the Queen.
People are excited to know what she is going to gift the Queen this year.
A tradition started by King Edward VII is also followed by the members of the royal family. In this tradition, each member of the family is weighed on antique scales before and after their Christmas dinner. The tradition makes sure that everybody was fed properly and gained weight during their stay. Royal family usually doesn’t invite relatives outside the royal family. However, this year the Christmas celebrations at the royal house will be a little different, as reportedly Meghan Markle has invited her mother, Doria Ragland, to the family festivities by going against another Royal rule.