Royal Family Christmas Traditions That You Didn’t Know About

Iris | 12 - 08 - 2021
Royal Family Christmas

The royal families around the world have so many fans and followers, but not many of them know about royal family Christmas traditions. From the Dutch Princesses welcoming ‘Sinterklaas’ to the Palace, to Prince Albert of Monaco dressing up as Father Christmas for his annual gift-giving party, there are so many traditions that royal families follow during Christmas. Find out everything about the Royal family at Christmas Celebrations here. 

Top 5 Royal Family Christmas Traditions 

  • British Royal Family 

In Britain, for every Christmas, Queen Elizabeth holds a special pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace where every family member is summoned to the prominent gang assembling at Sandringham for church service on 25 December. The British royal family Christmas always has a well-documented tradition.

  • Dutch Royal Family 

Dutch royal family, King Willem, and his wife Queen Maxima with their three daughters, Princess Alexia, Princess Catharina-Amalia, and Princess Ariane, visit the homeland of Queen Maxima during the Christmas holidays. The Dutch royals usually give presents earlier in December as part of the country’s ‘Sinterklaas’ celebrations, which take place on Saint Nicholas’s Day, on 6 December. 

Which Royal Couple Made Christmas Trees Popular in Britain?
  • A. Victoria and Robert
  • B. Willem and Maxima
  • C. Felipe and Letizia
  • D. None of the Above
  • Swedish Royal Family 

The Swedish Royal family has a charming tradition of releasing a video of Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, and their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, enjoying a Christmas activity. For every Christmas, they  make decorations, bake festive biscuits, and also decorate the Christmas tree, 

  • Spanish Royal Family 

In Spain, King Felipe’s festive speech comes on Christmas Eve and is  broadcasted from Zarzuela Palace. King Felipe and Queen Letizia then host a family Christmas lunch on 25 December with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. Spain’s Christmas festivities don’t end until the Epiphany on 5 January, also former King Juan Carlos’ birthday.

  • Danish Royal Family 

In Denmark, the young royals steal the show, as in much of Europe, with Crown Princess Mary and Prince Frederik releasing a Christmas video featuring their adorable children, Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent, and Princess Josephine. On 23 December, the royal family decorated the Christmas tree at the Palace by themselves. The Queen’s speech is saved for New Year’s Eve, rather than 25 December.


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