Amongst the plethora of unnecessary and absurd rules Meghan Markle is rumoured to have to follow as a member of the royal family, this one is oddly… funny?
When it comes to Christmas, it’s easy to picture the royals involved in a polite exchange of pearl earrings and expensive jewels, followed by a wild session of tea, scones and light conversation about the currently unruly political climate. But it turns out, the royal family aren’t as predictable as imagined.
Firstly, they exchange gifts on Christmas Eve, not on Christmas morning, as per tradition. They then lay out all the presents on a table at the Queen’s estate in Sandringham after tea time, and open their presents in front of each other.
Listen: Meghan Markle’s Christmas is about to get very interesting. (Post continues after audio.)
But here’s the best part: The royal family gifts each other joke presents only, because when we think about the Queen and co, we think… fun.
According to royal expert and biographer Brian Hoey, Prince Harry once gave the Queen a shower cap that had, “Ain’t Life a B****” printed on it. Apparently, she loved it.
But for Meghan, it’s very awkward to have to come up with a ‘joke’ present for your first Christmas with the in-laws.
So we’ve come up with our very best ideas for what Meghan Markle could gift the Queen. Ahem: