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This Is What the Royal Family Eats (and Drinks!) for Christmas Dinner

From gin cocktails to a flaming pudding, the royals' holiday feast sounds like a jolly good time. 

By Jenny Berg
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If you didn't score an invite to Christmas dinner at Queen Elizabeth's country estate this year, fret not. We have all the important details on the holiday meal already, starting with what kind of cocktails the royals will sip on during Christmas Eve, and ending with the flaming pudding they'll enjoy for dessert. (OK, so that last bit may give you a little FOMO — but it's not too late to plan your own flame-topped dessert!) 

US Weekly rounded up quite a few details on the traditional holiday feast, including what's usually served at the Christmas Eve cocktail party. While the queen is said to opt for gin cocktails, Charles will likely be sipping cherry brandy. Prince William and Prince Harry are allegedly fans of cider. That's not all: To soak it all up, there will be tea and butter-and-jam sandwiches. 

The next day, it's onto the big show. Christmas day typically starts off with a traditional English breakfast, marked with eggs, bacon, and sausages. Then, it's off to church for a little break before the big turkey dinner. 

Of course, roast turkey's not the only thing on the menu. The royal holiday dinner is said to comprise of close to 20 dishes overall. Think a salad topped with lobster and plenty of veggie-centric sides. And to top it all off, the aforementioned flaming pudding is served. The dessert is served with brandy butter and is made out of dark beer, rum, and brandy.

In that case, we're guessing pregnant Meghan Markle will have to make do without dessert... but the 20 other dishes should make up for that. 

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