Princess Beatrice Attends the annual Christmas Services with the rest of The Royal Family, On December 25, 2016. HM, The Queen was Noticeably Absent for the first time in 3o years. She’s still recovering from her cold. I wish her a speedy recovery. And of course The Cambridges spent Christmas Day with The Middletons.
The Royal family usually attends twoChristmas Services. The fist one is a private Christmas Prayer Service, Where the Queen receives her communion. Princess Beatrice and her older cousin, Peter Phillips are pictured, walking to the private church service.
After the 2’nd Christmas Service, which last about 45 minutes. The Royal Family will greet well wishers and The Queen usually will collect flowers from the children.
Princess Beatrice is Pictured with her Father attending the 2’nd Christmas Service.
Christmas At Sandringham TIMETABLE
As one would expect it all runs on well-oiled wheels. In fact when everyone gathers in the white drawing room for tea at 4pm they are handed a schedule for their stay.
Over tea the Queen supervises the younger children as they put the finishing touches to the Christmas tree, a spruce taken from the 20,000-acre Sandringham estate.
The royals open their gifts on Christmas Eve, in keeping with the German tradition introduced by Prince Albert. This happens after tea after which everyone changes into black tie and evening dress for a formal candlelit dinner. At about 10pm the group divides according to old-fashioned custom with women withdrawing for coffee, leaving the men to their port and brandy.
On Christmas morning everyone attends St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate. Christmas lunch is served at 1pm and then the family gather round the television to watch the Queen’s speech, although the Queen herself prefers to watch it quietly by herself in another room.
The rest of the day is spent playing games, watching TV and gearing up for Prince Philip’s traditional Boxing Day shoot.
I hope everyone one has a happy holiday, and thanks for Following My blog, love ya all, and once again I wish the Queen A Speedy recovery, The next Post will tally up Princess Beatrice’s Events for 2016. So, keep an eye out for that.