Royal Family’s ‘special name’ for Christmas breakfast when staying at Sandringham

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ROYAL CHRISTMAS at Sandringham has many well-known traditions, including a fun and bizarre name for Christmas breakfast, which was revealed by royal commentator Angela Mollard.

As per tradition, the Royal Family spent their Christmas Day at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. Most senior members of the family turned up for the day as part of a “regimented” celebration, in which they attended church and exchanged gifts. Breakfast on Christmas day also plays a big part of the celebrations, with a “special name” being used to describe it.

Royal commentator Angela Mollard joined Zoe Burrell on her ‘Royals’ podcast to reveal the bizarre royal slang.

When asked about the “special name for breakfast”, Ms Mollard told listeners: “They call it ‘mucking in’.

“It’s all laid out in a buffet-style.

“There’s no formal breakfast, you can go help yourself when you want to.”

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She continued: “Thank goodness, because then they have the big lunch after church.

“Yes, ‘mucking in’ is the name of the breakfast on Christmas morning.

“Sounds very horsey, doesn’t it?

“And then they, as we know, go off to church.”

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The Royal Family has maintained a multitude of different Christmas traditions throughout the years.

Ms Mollard revealed not only does the Queen hand sign all of the Christmas cards she sends but also rewards herself for her efforts.

The commentator explained that the Queen loves a martini on Christmas Day.

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Ms Mollard added the Queen regularly has the palace prepare her drinks with plenty of alcohol.

She said: “I don’t know how the Queen gets anything done before Christmas. They send out hundreds and hundreds of Christmas cards.

“They don’t have a little stamp that some member of staff stamps, they personally sign it. The Queen at 93 and Philip at 98 sign every single Christmas card that goes out to all the friends, family and staff.

“You would have a sore hand and you would need your martini by Christmas Day. The Queen has a martini on Christmas Day, she loves the drink apparently. The drinks are not weak either.

“I was reading a piece that said you have to be quite careful if you go to an event with the Queen because they are not stingy in the alcohol measurements. If your not careful you could end up drunk by the time they have rolled out the turkey.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK