The previous royal butler revealed that the late Queen Elizabeth was a “large advocate” for Christmas and “needed everybody collectively” and King Charles will need the identical too.
Harrold added: “Christmas could be very a lot a time for the Royal household to be collectively. It’s a time of caring and being there for one another.
“Prince Albert was an enormous advocate for Christmas and so was the Queen. She needed everybody there and having fun with themselves.
“They’ve labored so exhausting to make Christmas an essential time for the household. The King will do what he can to hold on that custom because it has been what he’s used to whereas rising up.”
Even Prince Harry spoke about how the royals would spend Christmas collectively.
Harry wrote in Spare: “The entire household gathered to open presents on Christmas Eve, as all the time, a German custom that survived the anglicizing of the household surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor.
“We have been at Sandringham in a giant room with a protracted desk coated with white fabric and white title playing cards. By customized, firstly of the evening, every of us situated our place, stood earlier than our mound of presents.
“Then abruptly, everybody started opening on the similar time. A free-for-all, with scores of relations speaking without delay and pulling at bows and tearing at wrapping paper.”