The crazy royal tradition Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland have to follow this Christmas
The CRAZY royal tradition Meghan Markle and her mum, Doria Ragland, will have to follow this Christmas.
A few weeks ago, it was reported that the Queen had invited Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle's mum, to spend Christmas with the royal family this year.
However, according to reports, there's a rather random tradition she will have to follow and all we can say is WHY?
One royal expert says that everyone enjoying Christmas dinner with the Queen is weighed before and after enjoying their meal, say WHAT?
We're confused too.
According to Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty magazine and all-around royal expert, the weigh-in is something that happens every year and has become a royal tradition over time.
Apparently, antique scales are used and it's a way of measuring if people are enjoying themselves and "well-fed" with the tradition going back to the early 1900s and King Edward VII's reign.
We get that it's a tradition but surely this royal tradition has run its course.
In conversation with Grazia, Ingrid explained the annual tradition occurs every Christmas and yeah, it's definitely not something we'd be interested in.
A few weeks ago, it was reported that the Queen had extended an invite to Doria to spend Christmas at Sandringham, the Queen's official residence in Norfolk.
The Queen isn't in the practice of inviting people to spend Christmas, Kate Middleton's family haven't yet been so it's a pretty big deal overall.
Speaking about the invite at the time, a royal insider said:
"It's a mark of the Queen's respect for Meghan and an acknowledgement that she doesn't have any other relations in this country - unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family".
Here's hoping this royal tradition takes a backseat this year...