Why Prince George never sits with the Queen at Christmas lunch – BoilingNews

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With all the disturbing news about the omicron variant, we’re doing our best to stay optimistic, stay safe and feel festive, and it sounds like the Royals are doing the same. It has been reported that the Queen has unfortunately had to cancel the family’s annual Christmas luncheon next Tuesday, which was to be hosted by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle (where HRH currently resides – normally it would take place at Buckingham Palace).

While lunch sounds like it’s usually a very merry affair with plenty of opportunities for family ties, the royal children – including Prince George and his siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, along with their relatives Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindall (Prince (William’s cousin’s children) – never really sits with the Queen when it comes to the actual food of the day.

Why is that? Well, according to Mike Tindall (the father of Mia, Lena and Lucas who is married to Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Phillips), the youngsters of the family not only have a separate table away from Her Majesty and the more senior royals, but they also have their own whole room. Presumably so they can chat and mess up as much as they want while their parents enjoy their turkey in peace?

Speaking about the annual gathering on his podcast, The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, Mike was asked by his co-host, “Do you find yourself upgrading every year and getting closer to the main table or are you out of the back?”

After some more ribbing from his friends, Mike then revealed: “[Previously] I sat at Prince Charles’s table, it was lovely” before adding that there are about 70 guests in total at lunch – and the kids get their own space in a separate room. Which is fair enough really? Like you would like also need a decent sized table for everyone…

“This is the family lunch. There were seven tables, so there must have been about 70 of us there,” he said. “The kids have their own little one in another room.”

This year is the first Christmas the Queen has spent without her husband, Prince Philip, so I hope she can safely have some of her family close by to offer support, despite having to cancel her large-scale lunch.

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