The Queen will ‘weigh her guests before and after lunch on Christmas Day’

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APPARENTLY, the Queen weighs her guests before and after the royal lunch on Christmas Day.

CAN YOU IMAGINE?

The Queen apparently weighs her festive guests pre and post their Christmas lunch feast

The practice dates back to the early 1900s.

King Edward VII would make his festive visitors stand on the scales to make sure they had been suitably wined and dined.

As someone who treats Christmas Day-eating like a sport, who merrily polishes off the runt of the Celebrations tin (Bounties), and who was once caught on camera stooping to eat a sprout off the floor, the notion of discovering that I have put on 6lb in six hours is nothing short of monstrous.

As if Christmas at the Queen’s Norfolk estate Sandringham didn’t sound daunting enough, there’s also a VERY odd tradition every member of the Royal Family has to follow.

In 2018, royal expert Ingrid Seward Ingrid told Grazia that The Queen asks each of her guests – including Kate Middleton and Prince William – to “weigh themselves” when they arrive using a set of antique scales.

But this is all to make sure guests are having a great time – and they’re weighed to make sure they’re being “well fed”.

As the festivities undeniably revolve around eating, the Royal Family first enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings before indulging themselves in an afternoon tea complete with a “gargantuan iced cake”.

What’s more, The Queen’s guests are also expected to “enter the dining room in order of seniority.”

The Queen will apparently follow the practice of King Edward VII, who would make his festive visitors stand on the scales to make sure they had been suitably wined and dined