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5 Christmas Traditions Of The Royal Family

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When it comes to Christmas, the Royal Family takes the festive season very seriously. From the exchange of personal gifts to a full plate of mouthwatering meals, the Royal Family knows how to outdone us, the commoners. Here are some of the Christmas traditions the Royal Family usually do.

The Queen Takes The Train To Sandringham

The Queen and Prince Philip like to take the train to King’s Lynn station in Norfolk, close to Sandringham Estate. Of course, they travel in First Class. Us commoners can try this Christmas tradition, fit with our budgets, of course.

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The Christmas Broadcast

Every year, the Queen gives her speech, which is now broadcast on TV. In the broadcast, she reflects on the year and looks ahead to the future. Last year, Queen Elizabeth famously welcome Meghan Markle into the family during her broadcast.

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The Royals Attend Christmas Service At A Church

According to the official website of the Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth and other members of her family will attend a church service at St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate on Christmas Day every year. This is, of course, a must as the Queen is the head of the England Church. I mean, duh.

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Christmas Lunch After Church

Former royal chef, Darren McGrady, reveals that the royals enjoy a big, traditional Christmas lunch after they’ve attended the morning church service. McGrady explains, that after church, the Royal Family traditionally have a big lunch that includes a salad with shrimp or lobster, and a roasted turkey, and all of the traditional side dishes like parsnips, carrots, Brussels sprouts and Christmas pudding with brandy butter for dessert. The chef also claimed that the Royal Family sticks with the same meal year after year.

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The Royals Host Holiday Parties

Each of the royals is a patron or associated with many different charities and organizations, all of which they endeavor to support throughout the year. It was not a surprise that the Royal Family hosts holiday parties in the honor of their charities. Recently, the media revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are going to host parties for RAF personnel and their families in London and Cyprus this Christmas.

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Princes Diana Jewelery Collections Worn By Her Daughter In-Laws

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Princess Diana had a quite stunning of the jewelry collection. That’s no secret. After her death, the jewelry collection that doesn’t belong to the crowns is now owned by her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. It was reported that the Princess had wished that her heirloom are to be passed to her children’s spouses one day. And now, Lady Di’s wishes seem to come true as both the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex are spotted to have worn the jewelry quite numerous times.

Diana’s Sapphire Engagement Ring

Prince Charles gave Princess Diana an engagement ring with a blue sapphire halo in it. The jewelry was very astonishing and graceful. It doesn’t seem to be outdated even with decades passed as the engagement ring now belongs to the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Prince William gave the ring to her back-then fiancee as an engagement ring as well.

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Diana’s Diamonds

Diana also has quite some number of diamonds as part of her jewelry set. Two of them were then made to be an engagement ring, for now, the Duchess of Sussex by Prince Harry. The pair has cushioned the diamonds into a beautiful ring, which looks very modern, sleek, and simple.

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The Lover’s Knot Tiara

The tiara was made for Queen Mary in 1914 and was given to Diana in 1981 by the Queen. The tiara is now called Cambridge’s Lover Knot as it is now part of the collection owned by Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge was seen to be worn the tiara in a couple occasions. One was a state dinner.

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Diana’s Butterfly Earrings And Golden Bracelet.

The butterfly earrings and the golden bracelet was a set of jewelry owned by the Lady Di. The Princess was spotted wearing them on numerous occasions. The collection is now owned by the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry’s wife. Meghan Markle was seen wearing the butterfly earrings and the golden bracelet together in the Australia Royal Tour.

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Top 5 Sweetest And Funny Celebrity Marriage Proposal

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For many, “Will you marry me?” is a moment they remember forever. While everyone’s knee-drop and ring box story are unique. Therefore, a celebrity marriage proposal story can truly take the cake when it comes to romance and wow factor. Sure, some celebrities aren’t known for the longest lasting marriages. Thus, the relationships can still be full of passion. Before the giant star-studded receptions or private, intimate “I do” ceremonies. Hence, consider this your embossed invitation to take a peek at how celebs pop the question.

Prince William And Kate Middleton

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Everyone’s favorite royal couple took the first step toward the infamous 2011 Westminster Abbey wedding ceremony in Kenya in 2010. The Prince asked Kate to be his princess with his mother’s 18-carat sapphire engagement ring. Reportedly, William toted the ring around Africa for three weeks prior. Hence, to popping the question in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in an ultra-private cabin.

Ben Stiller And Christine Taylor

(Source: people)

The actor proposed to his now wife in a comfortable, charming approach. Stiller decorated the actress’ house with scattered rose petals and candles while she was away. Thus, then asked for her hand in marriage upon her return. Before the marriage proposal Stiller had to clear a major hurdle: asking Taylor’s dad. Stiller told Life & Style Weekly, “I asked her father for permission before I did it. Christine’s father is an intimidating guy who owns a security company; we’re good friends now. But at the time I was in the basement rec room saying, ‘I really would like to marry your daughter…’ He’s a man of few words but he was very welcoming. I was more nervous asking him than asking her!”

Matthew McConaughey And Camila Alves

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The actor McConaughey wasn’t playing games with Alves’ heart, just being romantic when he wrapped her engagement ring. And hid it inside eight different boxes! However, the Brazilian model didn’t consent immediately to the 2011 Christmas Day proposal. McConaughey told Jay Leno, “The first words out of her mouth were not yes. I’m not gonna say what it was. But I did say, ‘Look, I’m down on a knee. I’ll stay here awhile. I will outlast you.’ And I did! She conceded.”

Pink And Carey Hart

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In classic rock star fashion, Pink had the perfect celebrity marriage proposal. In the summer of 2005 at a motocross finals race in Mammoth, CA, Pink wrote, “Will You Marry Me?” on a board and held it up for her motocross star to see. Hart took another lap around the track to find Pink’s board reading, “I’m serious!” He pulled off the track, let his competitors fly on by and swept the artist up in a winning move. The couple first met in 2001 at the Las Vegas X Games and married in January 2006.

Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes

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Less than three months after they began dating, Cruise proposed to his actress girlfriend in June 2005. Cruise set the scene with a candlelit dinner and an amazing view from the Eiffel Tower Le Jules Verne restaurant. The marriage didn’t last, but it was a sweet proposal.

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Celebs Are Boycotting The 2019 Super Bowl

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Many celebrities have tweeted that they are boycotting the 2019 Super Bowl in support of Colin Kaepernick. For you who need to a reminder, Kaepernick was a NFL player who took a knee during the National Antem to protest for race inequality and police violence. Kaepernick is also reportedly been blackballed by the NFL du to his protest.

#ImWithKap

Several prominent celebrities have tweeted #ImWithKap to offer their support of Kaepernick. The list including Ava Du Vernay who wrote, “not be a spectator, viewer or supporter of the #SuperBowl today in protest of the NFL’s racist treatment of @Kaepernick7 and its ongoing disregard for the health + well-being of all its players.” Other actors including Nick Cannon who wrote, “#ImWithKap #7Challenge! I am donating $7 to Colin’s Know Your Rights Camp. The number 7 symbolizes Kap’s jersey number. I challenge you to donate $7 to @YourRightsCamp and nominate 7 others to do the same. Go to KnowYourRightsCamp.com and click donate. @Kaepernick7”

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