Kate Middleton DIY-ed the Queen's Christmas gift last year because royals — they're just like us
We’d love to attend the royal family’s Christmas celebration — but we certainly wouldn’t want the stress of figuring out what to gift the Queen (good luck, Meghan Markle). Perhaps the soon-to-be member of the royal family can take a gift-giving cue from Kate Middleton, who gave a heartwarming homemade gift to Queen Elizabeth last year.
According to ElleUK.com, Middleton told the BBC that, last Christmas, she was nervous about what to get her husband’s grandmother. She figured she’d make her something, “which could have gone horribly wrong,” Middleton joked. But it’s the thought that counts, and Middleton put both love and thought into her gift. She decided to make her own grandmother’s homemade chutney for the Queen.
Perhaps Markle has a family chutney recipe of her own. Chutney could become a new family tradition! (We’re swooning.)
Speaking of tradition, the royal family will convene this year at Sandringham Estate on Christmas Eve. There, they will exchange gifts and finish decorating the 20-foot Christmas tree in the White Drawing Room. On Christmas morning, each member of the family will awake to a stuffed stocking at the foot of their bed.
On Christmas Day, the family will attend church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church and then return home for turkey lunch. Afterwards, the men and women will separate. The men will indulge in port and brandy while the women stick with the Queen when she calls for her corgis.
ElleUK.com wrote that royal historian Kate Williams told the BBC that the festivities are pretty much the same as when Queen Elizabeth was a young woman during the ’50s. It’s a formal affair that requires guests to be on time and to change outfits before each event.
We’re looking forward to hearing what gifts Middleton has come up with this year. Perhaps she and Markle can go in on something together?