How the Queen gives all her 1,500 Buckingham Palace staff the same present every year a Tesco Christmas pudding


CHOOSING Christmas presents for friends and family can sometimes be tricky, but the Queen manages to avoid any drama by gifting her staff of 1,500 the same present every year.

According to the official Royal Family website, Her Maj gives each member of staff a Christmas pudding, in line with a tradition started by her granddad, George V.

The Queen gifts her staff a Christmas pudding

But while once upon a time, staff would receive a luxurious Christmas pudding from Harrods or Fortnum & Mason, this year it’s reported the Queen has downgraded to Tesco.

According to Hello, staff will receive a Tesco’s Finest Matured Christmas Pudding instead.

It’s reported that with so many members of staff, switching to Tesco has saved the royal purse a hefty amount.

As well as the festive pud, staff also receive a card from the Queen and Prince Philip themselves.

This year it’s thought to be from Tesco

The pudding is said to be part of the supermarket’s Finest range, however

And long-standing members of royal staff are also thought to receive an extra special treat – a voucher.

Employees get an email as early as March asking what they’d like from their boss and monarch,WalesOnlinereports.

The most junior staff reportedly get a voucher worth 28, although the yearly gift is said to increase slightly in value with years of service.

Tokens are capped at 35, and it’s believed the most senior household staff go first, followed by clerks and then domestic workers and gardeners.

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