Royal Family Holiday Traditions: From Strange to Incredibly Sweet

Madison Breaux | Dec 6, 2018 Celebrities
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Each family has its own special holiday traditions that can't be forgotten around Christmas, and the royal family is no different. While their traditions involve palaces, high fashion, and hundreds of paparazzi, they're still celebrating the same thing -- Christmas. But that doesn't mean they don't do things a little differently than the rest of us. When the royal family is involved with anything, it's pretty much a given that there's going to be about a hundred rules and protocols to follow. But in the spirit of the season, a lot of the royal holiday traditions are just flat-out pure fun. It is Christmas, after all!

And during the holiday season, even the royal family can let loose a little bit! Some of their Christmas traditions are a little strange and unique to them, but others are things most people do during the holidays! We think we can all agree that eating a large amount of food is enough to unite any family on Christmas ... even those with official royal titles.

From sending out holiday cards to cozying up with a good movie, the royal family is just like any other family once the calendar hits December. Sure, their holiday festivities are little more publicized than most, but well, that's the business of being a royal. 

We're all wondering how the most famous family in the world spends the holiday, so here are all of the royal crew's special holiday traditions. Some of these are extremely familiar, while others, well ... let's just say Meghan Markle is in for a few surprises this season.