40 Surprising Royal Family Holiday Traditions You Didn't Know About

Including exactly what the Queen likes to drink on Christmas day.

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The holidays are upon us and that means lots of time with family and indulging in nostalgia-inducing holiday traditions. The royals are just like any other family in this way—they have their own set of traditions, many of which get carried out behind closed (palace, castle, and estate) doors.

Here are 40 royal family holiday traditions that you probably didn't know about—including a few that might surprise you.

Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.