Why Royal members won’t open their Christmas presents on Christmas Day

Why Royals won’t open Christmas presents on Christmas Day. Christmas is about to get a whole lot different for Royal-to-be Meghan Markle. It was announced today Prince Harry’s fiancée will be spending Christmas with the Royal Family. The stunning 36-year-old will join the Queen and the rest of the Royals at Her Maj’s Christmas retreat. But Christmas at Sandringham in Norfolk is no ordinary one – this is a Royal Christmas, after all. The biggest thing to get used to will be the presents – as the Royals don’t do British tradition when it comes to this.

Instead of ripping open the wrapping paper on December 25 like we do, they open the presents on Christmas Eve instead. This is because the Royals are of German descent, and like to weave in its traditions. And that’s just the start.

This is where Meghan and Harry will spend the festive season Photo (C) GETTY

Being the world’s most famous Royal Family, present buying is impossible for people who have everything. So instead, the family give each other jokey gifts instead, as well as the occasional luxury item. All the presents will be laid out on a table in the drawing room on December 24, where everyone opens their gifts together after having afternoon tea. And if one of Harry’s past presents for the Queen is anything to go by, Meghan’s in for a comedy treat.

It’s reported Harry once got his grandma a shower cap with the slogan “ain’t life a bitch”.

Fortunately for him, the Queen loved it, and she’s not the only one to receive a funny gift. Prince Charles’ favorite ever gift is reportedly a white leather toilet seat from Princess Anne, which he found so comfy it now travels with him on his overseas tours.

The big day sees all the Royals head to church Photo (C) GETTY

On the big day itself, Meghan will wake up to join the family for a breakfast buffet, before heading off to a church service where the whole family will be pictured in public. After church comes a big lunch that includes salad and lobster, before – if they have space – a roasted turkey with all the trimmings. When everyone finishes tucking into their food, the Royals will then gather round to watch the Queen’s speech on TV, before the fun really gets underway.

This festive season will be very different to the norm for Meghan Photo (C) GETTY

Because the rest of the night is devoted to charades, a game the Queen loves so much she stays up until midnight playing. And with a professional actress in Meghan in the house, charades could be better than ever for Her Maj this time round.

Meghan Markle

Peter Lindbergh exclusively for Vanity Fair

Rachel Meghan Markle was conceived on August 4, 1981. Meghan is an American performing artist, model, and philanthropic. Since 2011 Markle has depicted Rachel Zane on the legitimate show arrangement Suits and is additionally referred to for her part as specialist Amy Jessup in the science fiction spine chiller Fringe. She has been involved with Prince Harry since June 2016.

To help herself between early acting employments, Markle filled in as an independent calligrapher and went up against a few contract acting and demonstrating occupations including a stretch as a ‘satchel young lady’ on Deal or No Deal. In 2002, Markle showed up in a scene of the daytime cleanser musical drama, General Hospital. She showed up in Fox’s arrangement Fringe as Junior Agent Amy Jessup in the initial two scenes of its second season. Since July 2011 she has played the paralegal Rachel Zane, on the USA Network indicate Suits. Markle has showed up in two 2010 movies, Get Him to the Greek and Remember Me, and one 2011 film, Horrible Bosses. She showed up in the short film The Candidate (seen on the KQED open network show Image-producers: the Company of Men) as a secretary in 2012. She has additionally showed up in scenes of Century City, Cuts, Love, Inc., The War at Home, 90210, Knight Rider, Without a Trace, The Apostles, CSI: NY, The League and Castle.

Markle was originator and manager in-head of way of life site The Tig. which shut in April 2017. In November 2016 Markle and Canadian apparel organization Reitman’s discharged a line of ladies’ form workwear. In 2016, Markle turned into a worldwide envoy for World Vision Canada, venturing out to Rwanda for the Clean Water Campaign. She has likewise worked with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women as an Advocate. Markle was an advisor for worldwide philanthropy One Young World, talking at the 2014 yearly summit in Dublin on the themes of sexual orientation correspondence and cutting edge subjection. She additionally went to the 2016 summit in Ottawa.

Markle was involved with performing artist and maker Trevor Engelson in the vicinity of 2004 and 2013, wedding on September 10, 2011 and separating in August 2013. Since June 2016, she has been involved with Prince Harry.

On November 8, 2016, an official explanation was discharged from the Royal Family’s interchanges secretary tending to the “rush of manhandle and badgering” coordinated toward Markle that took after the declaration of her association with Prince Harry. The announcement addressed the sexism, prejudice and defamatory stories coordinated at Markle and encouraged the press to “delay and reflect” before driving these storylines.

In September 2017, amid a meeting with Vanity Fair, Markle talked out in the open out of the blue about her adoration for Prince Harry saying, “We’re two individuals who are extremely cheerful and in affection. We were discreetly dating for around a half year before it progressed toward becoming news, and I was working amid that entire time, and the main thing that changed was individuals’ discernment.” Later that month, they showed up together at an official illustrious engagement – the wheelchair tennis occasion, and the end function of the Invictus Games in Toronto.

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