How does Her Majesty Elisabeth II and his family celebrate Christmas? For these particular end-of-year celebrations, here is the unfolding of the festivities, what the royal family will eat and the immense disappointment due to contamination …

Queen Elisabeth II and her family are preparing to celebrate their first Christmas without Prince Philip. While it is customary for members of the royal family to gather as a family at their Sandringham residence for New Years Eve, this year the monarch has decided to change the tradition. Due to the epidemic which is resuming with the Omicron variant, the sovereign has chosen, “after careful consideration”, to stay at Windsor Castle, closer to Buckingham Palace, to celebrate Christmas Eve, according to Skynews. It is therefore with “reasonable precautions” that the guests will come to the castle located in Berkshire.

However, one thing should not change this year: the famous Christmas dinner. Darren McGrady, royal chef who cooked for the Queen from 1982 to 1998, detailed in Hello! the menu taken by the royal family on December 25. In the morning, they have a totally British breakfast of eggs, bacon and sausage. Then, on their return from the traditional Christmas mass, they taste a turkey stuffed with a “homemade stuffing with sage and onion” and accompanied by “Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts, sometimes parsnips and carrots. – mashed potatoes and roasted potatoes all accompanied by a homemade sauce “. Something to make more than one salivate …

Let’s not forget the famous Tea Time, during which the queen and her guests enjoy a delicious fruit cake. Then, at dinner time, the royal family is faced with a buffet of 15 to 20 dishes that they can choose from. Roasted meats, cooked vegetables, gingerbread cookies and raw cider are on the menu! Bubble and squeak, a quintessentially British dish of mashed potatoes and chopped cabbage, is one of Elizabeth II’s favorites. Finally, for dessert, the royal family used to taste a Christmas pudding, an apple and date pie as well as pastries of all kinds. We bet that the Queen of England and her family are full for the week with this busy meal!

The Queen of England is 95 years old … and a very special diet to avoid bad breath, inelegance or food poisoning. Pre-breakfast, sandwich with cucumbers, garlic, oysters, foie gras … What does Her Majesty eat (or not)?

“Just before the Christmas buffet, the senior chef on duty comes into the dining room and cuts up the roast ribs or the turkey or the ham and once he’s done, Her Majesty presents the chef with a glass of whiskey and they drink. It’s the only time the chef enters the dining room and has a glass of whiskey with the royal family. It’s one of the chef’s favorite traditions, “Darren McGrady had also explained.

Another tradition is dear to the heart of the 95-year-old sovereign. Through her privy purse (personal income), she pays 1,500 puddings, which are distributed to staff in all palaces. The best employees of the year are moreover rewarded more by the queen, who offers them various and varied gifts to delight them. Usually they also received a greeting card with Prince Philip on it. But the latter, who died last April, will be conspicuous by his absence this year.

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Another person will not spend Christmas with Queen Elizabeth II, for other, less definitive reasons, fortunately. This is Princess Anne, whose husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, has tested positive for coronavirus, CNN has learned. Contact case, the daughter of the Queen of England will therefore have to remain isolated during Christmas Eve, in her house in Gloucestershire.

Queen Elisabeth II and her family are preparing to celebrate their first Christmas without Prince Philip. While it is customary for members of the Royal Family to gather as a family at their Sandringham residence for New Years Eve, this year the …

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