Will and Kate's boy won't be opening a mountain of expensive toys
The Royals actually exchange pressies on Christmas Eve, so George won’t have as long to wait.
They gather around a 20ft tree – decorated by the Queen herself,’ reveals Robert Jobson, author of The New Royal Family.
There are names on tables, indicating where each person’s presents are to be left.
‘At 5pm, the family help themselves to tea, cake, scones and sandwiches and await the Queen‘s signal to start unwrapping presents.’
The Royals don’t tend to be extravagant when it comes to presents.
They go for cheap, quirky gifts,’ explains Robert.
There’s usually a limit on price, too. The family awakes to stockings stuffed with small gifts and fruit at the foot of their beds.’
At 11am on Christmas Day, everyone attends a service at St Mary Magdalene.
Lunch is a giant turkey, reared on the estate, with all the trimmings.
Robert tells us: The family enjoy pulling Christmas crackers, but the Queen refuses to wear a paper hat.’
At 3pm they watch the Queen‘s speech on TV, followed by board games and charades.
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