Christmas is a huge family affair for the
Queen and her loved ones, and it often involves a glamourous black-tie
dinner, an intimate church service and some hilarious novelty gifts.
Over the years, it’s been well-publicized
that the British royals enjoy treating each other to funny presents rather than
splurging on lavish items. They tend to exchange them on Christmas Eve in
keeping with the family’s German heritage.
out all the fun and interesting things certain members of the royal family have
bought for each other here – ranging from homemade chutney to a leather toilet
According to the royal biography Finding
Freedom, Meghan pulled out all the stops with her presents during her
first Christmas with the royal family back in 2017. The former actress
surprised her brother-in-law, Prince William with a spoon that had the
words “cereal killer” emblazoned over it.
Royal authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand
wrote: “Meghan’s biggest challenge was finding the perfect novelty gifts
to amuse her new extended family. At
least one of her gifts was a huge hit – a spoon for William that had ‘cereal
killer’ embossed on the shallow bowl end of the utensil.”
The Duchess of Cambridge
Kate gifted the Queen some homemade chutney-from
a recipe from her own grandmother-when she first joined the royal family. She
also reportedly once presented Prince Harry with a ‘Grow Your Own Girlfriend’
kit before he started dating Meghan.
Known for his humour, it’s not surprising
Prince Harry has pulled out some corkers for his family.
“One year, Harry reportedly gave the
Queen a shower cap emblazoned with the phrase, ‘Ain’t life a [explicit],’ which
she loved. Another time he gifted his grandmother a Big Mouth Billy Bass
singing toy that was said to sit proudly in Balmoral, her Scottish retreat, and
provide the Queen with great laughs,” the Finding Freedom book
The Duke of Cambridge reportedly once treated
his grandmother to a pair of slippers emblazoned with her face on it.
Another silly gift includes a leather toilet
seat Princess Anne gave her brother, Charles. She also once gave her father,
Prince Philip, a pepper mill with a light on the end so he could season his
food during barbeques once it became dark.