The Royal Family gets weighed as they arrive for Christmas—here’s why

The Royal Family gets weighed as they arrive for Christmas—here’s why

Christmas Day, just like other holidays, is a time where some people eat to their heart’s content and relax.

Thankfully, we don’t have to weigh ourselves on the scales to prove how the holiday treated us after all the food and comfort.

Unfortunately for members of the British Royal Family, it’s common practice.

Queen Elizabeth II invites all of her guests to weigh themselves on antique scales.

Ingrid Seward, a royal specialist, noted in a 2018 piece for Grazia that the practice dates back to the early 1900s when King Edward VII would have visitors weigh themselves before and after their visits.

This is supposedly to guarantee that guests have a good time and that they are “well-fed.”

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The Royal Family is said to eat a turkey dinner first, similar to other people.

Following the roast (with the proper fixings), the family will enjoy an afternoon tea with a “gargantuan iced cake.”

In addition to being weighed, attendees are expected to “enter the dining room in order of seniority.”

After being seated, “the head chef carves the turkey” and “paper hats are donned, but not by the Queen.”

It seems they know what they are doing when it comes to “making room” for more scrumptious food because they will all have to stroll on the Sandringham estate grounds before indulging in “candlelit dinner” in the evening.

As for the Queen’s corgis, they will be pampered at Christmas with the freshest local delicacies.

“Even the corgis - there were 12 when I was [a] chef - have individual menus, usually involving a rotation of fresh rabbit, beef or chicken with rice and cabbage,” said former royal chef Darren McGrady, according to The Sun.

Well, that sounds like a dream.

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