While we're all busy buying last-minute Christmas gifts and choosing our favorite make-ahead breakfasts for the morning casserole, the royal family is, well, doing the more of the same. Here are six things Duchess Kate, Prince William, and the rest of the royals are doing to celebrate the holiday season this year.
Taking family Christmas cards.
Attending church service.
Per usual, the royal family will attend the traditional Christmas Day church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church. Fingers crossed Prince George will still be on his best behavior—now that he knows what the festivities are all about, it can be tough keeping a toddler from getting too excited (then again, is it possible to be too excited on Christmas?).
Going to grandmother's house.
The whole gang will head over to join Queen Elizabeth at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England, according to PEOPLE. Everyone usually arrives in the early afternoon to enjoy some tea and snacks (hopefully they're festive) in the White Drawing Room.
Doing a white elephant exchange.
Forget expensive presents. When you've got a big family, secret Santa or white elephant is the way to go. It seems the royals like to go in the latter direction, choosing to exchange silly gifts rather than expensive ones, and Kate reportedly gave Prince Harry a plastic Grow Your Own Girlfriend kit one year. Oh, Kate, you funny.
Hey, opening presents can tucker you out. But instead of lounging on the couch all day, Prince William and Prince Harry typically participate in a charity soccer match that pits workers of the Sandringham Estate against villagers from the nearby Castle Rising. Uh, can we get in on that game? Or at least come watch?
Digging in to dinner.
While most families enjoy Christmas dinner on the earlier side, Darren McGrady, who worked for the Windsors for 15 years, told PEOPLE that the royals normally come together for a festive meal around 8:30 p.m. While we wouldn't be surprised to see some of these on the table, McGrady says it's likely some type of game, like pheasant or venison, will be served alongside some roasted winter veggies.
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