The royal family are renowned for upholding traditions and observing strict protocol and it’s no different at Christmas time. This feature takes a fun look at 12 of the time-honoured and sometimes quirky customs the Queen and co. follow during their annual gathering at Sandringham
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In the run up to Christmas 2019 – and on the tail of a difficult few months for the royals – the Duchess of Cambridge vowed to ‘ stand by her ma’am’ and support the Queen at the family’s traditional Christmas Day appearance in Sandringham. I spoke to royal commentator Katie Nicholl for all the details as the duchess joined excited children in her first official engagement in a new role bestowed upon her by Her Majesty.
Continue reading Kate’s promise to the Queen
TV husband and wife Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford invited me into their gorgeous Surrey home as they prepped for Christmas. Despite looking forward to spending the holidays together, the festivities were set to be tinged with sadness after the loss of Ruth’s sister Julia earlier that year. In my interview for OK! magazine – during which the This Morning couple laughed, bitched and shed a tear – they spoke of their love for Julia, how the events during the awful night of her sudden death unfolded and why their relationship has gone from strength to strength over 20+ years.
By the way, the photos of their home are fabulous – with three Christmas trees, and their rescue dog Maggie, taking pride of place!
Continue reading Ruth and Eamonn exclusive: ‘We’ll cry but we’ll be happy’
Radio 2 presenter Sara Cox invited me backstage to watch a special recording of her chat show The Sara Cox Show and we had a great catch up about her amazing year and mid-morning pre-Crimbo sherry drinking!
Continue reading Sara Cox on loving life and feeling festive