There’s A Weird-Ass Reason Meghan Markle Can’t Open Prezzies On Xmas

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For her first Christmas as a royal, you’d expect living room of The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, to be absolutely chock-a-block full of presents on December 25th.

But alas, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It turns out that Meghan won’t be opening any presents on Christmas Day. Nope, not even a crappy little stocking filler. And neither will the rest of the royal family.

As is tradition, Meghan will wake up on Christmas morning and drag herself along to an ~exclusive~ service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, just like the rest of the Windsor squad.

It’s not all doom and gloom though, as the fam still receive presents – they just open them at a different time to everyone else.

Due to the fam’s heritage, they open their presents in line with the Germanic tradition: on Christmas Eve.

“The royals are of German descent so they weave in German traditions to their celebrations,” explains former royal chef Darren McGrady.

“After afternoon tea, they open gifts on Christmas Eve, as is the German tradition.”

The unusual claim checks out, with the royal family’s official website also reiterating the point.

“On Christmas Eve, The Royal Family lay out their presents on trestle tables and will exchange their gifts at teatime.”

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Celebrating Christmas on the 24th is more common than you’d think across Europe, with a handful of Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Finland and Denmark following suit. The more you know, huh?

So while we know when Meghan will open her gifts, the only thing left unknown is what she’ll be given. But jeez, what do you even buy a Duchess? A tiara cushion? A pea to place under her mattress?

Look, we’ve got no bloody idea. Godspeed Harry.