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Fun festive facts on the Royal family and Christmas

Ever wondered about the connection and traditions between The Royals and Christmas? then check out these fun festive facts…

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The Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place this Saturday 6th May, 2023 and to celebrate we’ve rounded up a few interesting facts you might not have known about Christmas and the Royal family.

  • Did you know, William the Conqueror was crowned King on Christmas Day 1066 at Westminster Abbey?
  • In 1171 King Henry II spent Christmas in Dublin where a Winter palace was built specifically for the occasion.
  • George V delivered the first-ever Christmas broadcast in 1932.
  • On Christmas Day 1957, The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast was televised for the first time.
  • In a tradition started in 1937 by her father, King George VI, the late Queen would gift Christmas trees each year to Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. Giles’ Cathedral and the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh.
  • In keeping with their Germanic roots, the British royals exchange gifts on Christmas Eve.
  • On Christmas Day morning a full English breakfast is served before everyone attends the traditional church service at St Mary’s Magdalene on the Sandringham estate.

Like most families up and down Britain, we all have our own unique traditions when it comes to Christmas, it is getting up at the crack of dawn to see if Santa has been and for others, its opening gifts on Christmas Eve, and the Royal family are no different.

We hope you loved these Royal Christmas facts.