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Royal Family Christmas Traditions

12 British Royal Christmas Traditions That Will Surprise You

Royal Family Christmas Traditions
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The formalities of Christmas at Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham country estate could have been lifted straight from an episode of Downton Abbey (including a schedule of festivities delivered by the Master of the Household, and five outfit changes in a day!) — but what about those British royal traditions that aren't as well-known? We're taking you inside the royal festivities, from a bit of rough and tumble on Christmas Eve to cider and movie nights. Keep reading for 12 traditions that might surprise you, and then find out how Princes William and Harry are keeping their late mother's legacy alive.

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