The queen secretly loves washing the dishes former royal aide reveals

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She may have employees to do it for her, but a former royal aide has revealed the queen secretly loves washing up.

Paul Burrell, who has worked as both the queen and Princess Diana's butler, has come clean (get it?) on Her Majesty's love to put on Marigold rubber gloves and tackle the particular chore.

"She likes to wash up. She puts on the Marigolds, and when she goes out to the log cabin at Balmoral, she is stood there with her Marigolds on and she washes up and the lady in waiting dries. She likes to get her hands wet in the sink, that's something she does."

According to Metro, he spoke to Vicky Pattison on her The Secret to podcast, further revealing how the queen manages to stay in shape.

"She only ever eats very little portions. She doesn't eat a Christmas dinner like we do where it is piled high, and you can't see each other across the table," he said.

The pandemic will see the royals have a very different Christmas this year. A palace source has confirmed that the family will not gather at Sandringham as they usually do. Instead, Her Majesty will enjoy Christmas with Prince Philip "quietly in Windsor". 

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