The British royal family is known for its unique holiday customs, and one of the quirkiest involves a Christmas morning tradition that separates men and women for breakfast.
Unusual Christmas Traditions: Royal Breakfast Split Revealed
As the royals gear up for the festive season, former royal chef Darren McGrady sheds light on the morning routine at Sandringham House. McGrady reveals that on Christmas morning, there’s a gender divide when it comes to breakfast, with the ladies, including Princess Kate, enjoying a light meal of sliced fruit, half a grapefruit, toast, and coffee delivered to their rooms.
McGrady explains, “The male royals, meanwhile, come downstairs to the dining room for a hearty breakfast at 8:30 a.m., with eggs, bacon and mushrooms, kippers, and grilled kidneys, to set them up for the 11:00 a.m. church service at St Mary Magdalene. When they return, it’s straight into pre-lunch drinks.”
While this tradition may seem like old-fashioned gender separation, McGrady suggests that it could have originated from practical considerations. He notes that women might have needed more time to get ready in the morning, explaining why they opted for breakfast in their rooms.
Regardless of the quirky morning routine, Christmas Eve remains an intimate time for the royal family, marked by gift exchanges and a delightful dinner, perhaps enjoyed with a glass of the late Queen Elizabeth’s favorite drink, a “Zaza.”
#ad🛍️ Spread joy and warmth this holiday season with festive Christmas cards – The perfect way to send your heartfelt wishes to loved ones near and far! 🎄🎁
In the world of the British royals, even the most cherished traditions come with their unique twists and turns, adding to the charm of the holiday season.
👉🏻 Your contribution to BuyMeACoffee can give us the strength to continue delivering the latest and most comprehensive news.
Download the new game Guess The Celebrity Quiz and check how well you know your idols
Always be up to date with the news and follow the trends!
👉🏻 Support our work by giving us a small donation