Members of the British royal family are giving the public a glimpse inside their holiday celebrations, which are shocking similar to our own. Prince William is lifting the lid on his favorite holiday movie and Mike Tindall shares about what goes on behind the scenes at Christmas lunch after walking back from church.
Prince William’s favorite Christmas movie is a bit of a surprise, but that same time not so much. While it would be a bit of a cliché for the prince to heart “Love Actually,” as it’s a very British film, he’s actually more likely to turn on “Elf” this Christmas season.
In an interview on the Radio Marsden podcast, the Duke of Cambridge shared, “It’s very funny and I keep watching it every Christmas, it still makes me laugh.”
No doubt, his children enjoy it as well and it’s become a fun time together for them as a family.
He also shares that his favorite holiday son is “Felize Navidad” by Jose Feliciano, and that he always has room for more food this season.
The future king said, “Food is quite important to me at Christmas. I do tend to eat a lot at Christmas.
“There’s always a tiny little bit of space left in my stomach somewhere for a bit more turkey or sausage or, you know, a bit of wine.”
In addition to Prince William, his cousin-in-law Mike Tindall, who’s married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Phillips, shared some insight into the Christmas lunch that the royal family shares after walking back from church.
As Tindall describes, “Yeah it is good. So Christmas Day is a little more quiet because it’s actually a cold buffet because they give everyone the day off, and their big day is Christmas Eve.”
It’s unclear though if the hair dressers and makeup artists get the day off, as the royal ladies usually look smashing on Christmas morning as they greet the press and the awaiting public as they head off to church.
The truly complex Christmas dinner usually occurs on Christmas Eve, when the royal family traditionally pass out presents to the family and they have a black tie candle lit dinner.
Giving some more details, Tindall shares, “This is the other one, the family lunch, there must be about 70 of us there – there are seven tables and then the kiddies have their own little one in a different room.
“I was on Prince Charles’ table.
“It was lovely, really good.”
The family ends the Christmas afternoon by watching the Queen’s speech “with a little glass of something.”
Every family Christmas tradition is a bit different, but what really matters is that families are spending time together and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
Sadly, that won’t happen for the British royal family this year. The Queen has been forced to cancel her Sandringham House get together because of COVID restrictions, though many family members are hoping to stop by and lift her spirits as Her Majesty celebrates this first Christmas without her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip.
Perhaps, we’ll even get a picture of the Queen with various family members.