Prince George, Charlotte and Louis never eat with the Queen even at Christmas

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The Royal Family's younger members eat in a separate room during big meals when the family gets together.

The Queen is far less formal but she still keeps a number of strict rules in place that her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren wouldn't dare to break.

The 96-year-old monarch likes to enjoy her meals in peace and and has a room set up for the children to dine in while the adults sit together in another room.

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Even durng Christmas Day and Easter Sunday as there are no exception, reports MyLondon.

But we are sure they love having a room to themselves as the Queen's great-grandchildren have often been seen playing and laughing together in public.

The revelation came to light after a conversation between the Queen's cousin, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and the late journalist, Kenneth Rose.

In notes which were published in The Mail, Rose wrote: "Prince Eddie describes how the Queen plans the annual family Christmas lunch down to the last detail.

"The grown-ups are in one big room, the children in another. Towards the end of lunch, the doors are flung open and in rushes the horde."

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As for what the family can be expected to tuck into, it seems their menu choices are very traditional.

Former palace chef Darren McGrady said: "They're actually boring when it comes to festivities. They didn't do hams or anything, just traditional turkeys.

"We did three turkeys for the Queen and her family in the royal dining room, one for the children's nursery and then more for the 100 or so staff, so everyone had a Christmas lunch.

"The turkey is served with mashed and roast potatoes, chestnut or sage and onion stuffing, cranberry sauce and bread sauce. Vegetables include Brussels sprouts, carrots and roast parsnips."

While the Queen likes to eat her meal in peace, she does have a special way that she makes sure her great-grandchildren have a very comfortable stay whenever they visit her.

Speaking on ITV documentary "Our Queen at 90", the Duchess of Cambridge said: "[The Queen] always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay, and that just shows her love for her family."


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