Royal expert and editor of Majesty, Ingrid Seward, recently dished all things Royal family to Grazia magazine and discussed how the Queen and her offspring spend Christmas, and one very odd tradition caught people’s attention.
Prepare to scratch your heads in confusion, folks:
Every member of the royal family has to be weighed before and after Christmas dinner.
We all know the amount of serious feasting that goes into the Royals Christmas day, so we can only imagine that having to see just how much you stuffed your face that year cannot be described as ideal.
However, this tradition is not a royal form of fat-shaming, instead, it’s kinda the opposite. ‘The weighing’ was introduced by King Edward VII back in the early 1900’s to ensure the entire royal family had been sufficiently well-fed by the festive feast.
This isn’t the only unusual Royal Christmas tradition, it has been reported that the royal family exchange presents on Christmas Eve, and because the royal family have no need for expensive gifts they instead exchange humorous ones.
Despite having to stand on a pair of scales post-feast, we still wouldn’t turn down an invitation to a royal Christmas.