How The Royal Family Celebrates The Holidays

Once December rolls around, the world is reveling in the festivities through the New Year, wrapping presents and fa la la-ing into the holiday season. The British Royal Family love a good excuse to come together, but as you can expect, the way they do Christmas is a little different compared to how your average Joe celebrates. Join us as we take a look at what the royal family will be getting up to during the holiday season.

‘Tis The Season for Sandringham

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The Queen has her fair share of extravagant properties dotted about the United Kingdom. Usually, Her Majesty spends the week at Buckingham Palace and enjoys each weekend at Windsor Castle in the country. Come Christmas time however and all of the family collectively gathers at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

Set in 24 hectares of sprawling gardens, the vast stately home has plenty of room for the entire clan. The estate is one of England’s most famous homes, with a rich history. There’s plenty of room for the grandchildren to run around, and lots of game for the Duke of Edinburgh to hunt, making it the perfect Christmas retreat.