The royals to be weighed as part of royal Christmas tradition

Photo: Meghan Markle
Photo: Meghan Markle

Cape Town - The Duchess of Sussex will be asked to weigh herself after their Christmas dinner as part of a bizarre royal tradition.

Ingrid Seward, royal expert and editor of Majesty magazine, says each member of the royal family is weighed before and after enjoying their Christmas dinner, The Sun reports.

Ingrid told Grazia  the queen asks each of her guests to “weigh themselves” using a pair of antique scales when they first arrive at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk for the Christmas period, Fox News reports.

It’s to determine if guests are enjoying themselves and being well-fed, Mirror UK reports. The tradition goes back to King Edward VII’s reign in the early 1900s.

The royal festivities begin with the exchanging of gifts on Christmas Eve. According to royal protocol, on Christmas day the family attend the morning service at St Mary Magdalene church then head back to Sandringham estate to enjoy a festive lunch. This is followed by the “weighing” tradition and the queen’s speech.

Sources: The Sun, Fox News, Mirror UK

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