The royal family will share their very first Christmas with baby George at the Queen’s estate, and it will be the perfect blend of British tradition and Will and Kate’s own touches! In fact, it will be just like a modern-day ‘Downton Abbey!’
We know that Prince William and Kate Middleton are fans of the series drama Downton Abbey, but when the holidays come around, they actually live it! The royal family’s first Christmas with 5-month-old Prince George is going to be just like a modern version of the show, taking place at Queen Elizabeth II‘s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
Prince George’s First Christmas: Formal Dinner With Royals Like ‘Downton Abbey’
The royal family’s Christmas celebrations start off after church services with a formal luncheon with the Queen — but George’s messy eating and loud crying won’t disrupt the meal.
“Until they can hold a conversation and hold knives and forks correctly, they would be in the nursery,” former royal body-guard Ken Wharfe told People magazine. Little Georgie obviously won’t be indulging in the family’s Christmas feast until he’s a little bit older, but he will definitely be the star of the show this year!
“I’m sure baby George will be wheeled into the staff dining room for everyone to see,” Wharfe asserted, since he clearly a very important guest.
After enjoying a meal of delicacies like roast turkey, cranberry sauce, fresh veggies, and Christmas pudding with brandy butter served by a staff of elegant butlers, “the men would have cheese and port while the women retired,” former royal chef Darren McGrady told People. “A bit like Downton Abbey really!”
Prince George’s Laid-Back Christmas With Kate Middleton & Prince William
After all the formal traditions have been honored, the family will be able to make new memories and traditions of their own with George — in a much more relaxed and modern environment.
The family’s gift exchange is typically far less elaborate than their formal meals, consisting of “small, inexpensive things that are thoughtful,” royals author Judy Wade told People. The family has fun playing with the Queen’s cute corgis, opening silly stocking stuffers and playing board games like Scrabble, according to the magazine.
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think the royal family’s Christmas sounds fun?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski