21 December 2013 by

5 Things Prince George Should Expect From His First Royal Christmas

5 Things Prince George Should Expect From His First Christmas With The Royals

[Clarence House]

He may be only six months old, but Prince George can expect quite a hectic first Christmas. Santa better book his slot in early at Sandringham...

1. Plenty of outfit changes

Show time starts on Christmas Eve for the Windsor family - and doesn’t end until Boxing Day. With plenty of dinners, a trip to Church on Christmas Day and even a Boxing Day photoshoot to prepare for, we suggest the little Prince gets packing, pronto. Lucky for him, Kate has been getting prepared. She was spotted shopping at Trotters on Chelsea’s King’s Road last week grabbing a few Christmas jumpers for the tot. She spent £99.97 on two sweaters, one bearing very British union jack, and the other three Buckingham Palace guards. Granny will be proud!

2.    Food. And lots of it

If there’s one thing the Royal family love, it’s eating. And eating some more. Prince George has already has his first taster of their Christmas dinner preparations with the Queen’s traditional “Pre-Christmas Lunch” this week - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. For him, the annual eat-a-thon will begin on Christmas Eve when Kate and William join the rest of the family at Sandringham for an informal evening gathering (last year, “home-made soup, cheese and port” were apparently served), before the big-guns come out for the big day. Breakfast is served at 8.30am sharp before the family change for an hour-long church session. Lunch, at 1.15pm on the dot, will consist of a lobster starter, turkey and Christmas pudding… followed by cocktails and a candle lit meal later on. This year, George might just get away with a couple of Ella’s Kitchen snacks and milk - but he might not escape the food fights that the Royals are rumoured to love…

3.    Watching Granny on the telly

This one’s bound to confuse the poor mite. Even though he’s spending the entire with the Queen (aka granny) - and even though she could probably just tell him her speech in sound bites throughout the day if she thought about it - Prince George does not get the liberty of swapping the Queen’s Speech at 3pm for a bit of Elf this year, or any year to be frank. The whole family is required to watch the speech in the drawing room and stand for the national anthem. If you watch it, console yourself that you’re not little George, despondently wondering who on earth managed to simultaneously clone his nan and stick one of her persons in the telebox.

The royal family walk to the Christmas Day service in 2011 [Getty]

4.    Pressies

The best bit! But, mark our words, George - it won’t last. Unfortunately for you, the Royal family are rather partial to a joke present instead of thoughtful gifts. Enjoy your cardboard box fun this year - next year it might be nothing more than a fake poo and a stinkbomb. Really - one year Kate and William’s gift for Harry was reportedly a “grow your own girlfriend” kit. Harsh…

5.    Party Games… and pranks

After dinner on Christmas Day, it’s party time. And what better way to celebrate the festive season than through the timeless, hoot-a-minute medium of charades? Prince George should also start hotting up on his current affairs and celebrity knowledge ASAP as the family are rumoured to like a bit of “who am I?” of a winter evening. And they’re no strangers to the odd prank either - on Kate’s first Christmas at Sandringham, William and Harry told them it was traditional in the family to toast the oil paintings of their ancestors on their way to bed on Christmas Day. Kate was unaware it was a prank - to trick her into getting drunk. George, keep your wits about you, you might need them…

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