Jadie Troy-Pryde
December 3, 2018
Marie Claire

Ever wondered what Christmas with the royals is really like? Apparently this year Doria Ragland has been invited to the lunch and they’ll be weighing Meghan Markle before and after dinner as part of a festive tradition (yes, really).

Every year, the royals make their way to Sandringham to celebrate the big day, with the family attending a church service in the morning before heading back for a lavish Christmas dinner.

But it looks like things could be a little different this year.

In an interview with The Telegraph‘s Stella magazine, Carole Middleton spoke about her plans for Christmas, revealing that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining her for the festivities at their Berkshire home this year.

She also said that she has put individual fir trees in both Prince George’s and Princess Charlotte’s bedrooms at her home in Bucklebury, and that they’ll be in charge of decorating them.

Talking about what she’ll serve up for dinner, Carole told the publication: ‘I’ve recently gone vegan. Or maybe that should be flexitarian.

‘If I go to someone’s house for dinner, I’m not going to make a fuss. For Christmas, I’d probably have two options – very traditional and something vegan.’

For lunch, Carole’s guests can expect ‘champagne and smoked salmon’ and she insists that Christmas isn’t complete without mince pies and mulled wine. Agreed.

It won’t be the first time that William and Kate have joined Carole and Michael Middleton for Christmas. The couple famously decided to break royal tradition in 2016 by heading to their mansion in Berkshire over the usual Sandringham get together with the Queen.

Last year, Meghan spent her first royal Christmas with the Cambridges, but it looks like this year the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will stick to the usual knees up in Norfolk.