Diana 'mortifiée au premier Noël royal après ne pas avoir été informée d'une étrange tradition’

Soyons honnêtes – spending Christmas with your other half’s family for the first time is always going to be a little nerve-wracking.

But what about if you’ve married into one of the most famous families in the world? bien, we can only imagine the stress.

Princess Diana spent her first Christmas at Sandringham in 1981

Princess Diana spent her first Christmas at Sandringham in 1981Crédit: Getty
Diana didn't make the same mistake again and went all out with a funny present the following year

Diana didn’t make the same mistake again and went all out with a funny present the following yearCrédit: Getty

En décembre 1981, princesse Diana found herself in this exact scenario when she spent her first festive season at Sandringham with her new husband Prince Charles et le Royals.

According to royal expert Victoria Arbiter, the 20-year-old went all out with presents for the family.

toutefois, the latest addition to the family was left mortified when she realised the Royals always opt for low-key presentsand she hadn’t been warned in advance.

Victoria told 9Honey: “During her first newlywed Christmas at Sandringham in 1981, Diana fell foul of the ‘cheap and cheerfulfamily motto and gave everyone pricey cashmere jumpers.

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Beautiful as her gifts will have been, Diana was left rather red-faced having not been made aware of the family’s jokey tradition.

toutefois, she didn’t make the same mistake again and reportedly gave her sister-in-law Sarah Ferguson a leopard print bath mat the following year.

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And luckily for Meghan Markle, her first Christmas present for La reine went down a treat back in 2017.

Selon le Daily Star, the former Suits actress hit the nail on the head when she bought The Queen a singing hamster toy for her first Christmas as a royal.

Une source a déclaré à la publication: “Meghan bought a little hamster that sings with a little rope for Her Majesty.

It was so funny, especially when the corgis tried to take hold of the toy.

The Queen reportedlyburst out laughingand told Meghan: “It can keep my dogs company.

Dans plus de nouvelles de la famille royale, The Queen has a mini John Lewis store made for her to ‘shop’ for Christmas presents for the royal family, butler reveals.

Et Kate Middleton is ‘very upset’ & struggles seeing William ‘distraught’ over Prince Harry & Meghan Markle rift, insider says.

Plus we revealed The Queen’s VERY strict Christmas dinner seating plan.

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