Not only does Queen Elizabeth basically run England but she also apparently always wins the royal family’s Christmas game of charades. Always. And, according to a new report, Meghan Markle has been asked to tone down her acting skills so the Queen, 92, may again win the competitive game of charades during this year’s holiday celebrations.
“The Duchess has to resist that American urge to win at everything. The whole family likes to play charades on Christmas night, and she must never beat the Queen, who is a fine actress herself,” a source close to the royal family told the UK’s The Sun newspaper, according to Glamour magazine.
Prince Harry’s 37-year-old wife won’t be the only new royal family member at Queen Elizabeth’s 2018 Christmas celebrations at her Sandringham Estate — it’s been heavily rumored that Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, is joining the festivities, too! So, what else can Meghan and Doria, 62, expect from a royal family Christmas?
For starters, the American mother-daughter duo shouldn’t expect to open holiday gifts on Christmas day because, according to the royal family’s official website, “On Christmas Eve, The Royal Family lay out their presents on trestle tables and will exchange their gifts at teatime.” Royal expert and Editor-In-Chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, also told Grazia that Doria should expect, “A strict timetable, a large number of outfit changes, and a minefield of protocol and tradition.”
“Doria will arrive on Christmas Eve. After her luggage is unloaded, there will be a present-giving ceremony after tea. The presents are laid out in the drawing room on trestle tables covered with white linen tablecloths. There will be an order of precedence, bur the gifts won’t be extravagant. There are mainly useful things, such as homemade jams, China or curios bought from country fairs. Then it will be time for some lethal martinis and a black-tie dinner,” Seward added. Sounds like a great time to us!
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