Prince Harry is 'funniest' Christmas 'gift giver' says expert
The Queen, 94, once received a bizarre gift from her grandson, Prince Harry, 36. The Royal Family are known to give each other funny gifts at Christmas but the Duke of Sussex gave the “funniest” of all. According to unauthorised biography, Finding Freedom, Harry gave the monarch a shower cap with the phrase ‘Ain’t life a *****’ on it.
An Access Hollywood reporter said: “Prince Harry might be the funniest gift-giver of all.
“As detailed in Finding Freedom, one year Harry reportedly gave the Queen a shower cap emblazoned with the phrase, ‘Ain’t life a *****’ which she loved.
“Another time he gifted his grandmother a Big Mouth Billy Bass singing toy, that was said to sit proudly in Balmoral, her Scottish retreat, and provide the Queen with great laughs.
“The book lists other laugh out loud presents like the time William got the Queen slippers with her face on them.
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“And the time Kate got Harry a grow your own girlfriend kit before he met Meghan.”
This year, the Queen and Prince Philip, 99, will spend Christmas away from family at Windsor Castle after deciding to enjoy the festive period “quietly” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Her Majesty and Philip normally host their large family at Sandringham in Norfolk over the holidays and are watched by crowds as they attend church on Christmas Day.
ITV’s Royal Rota hosts Chris Ship and Lizzie Robinson discussed why the Queen moved her Christmases to Sandringham.
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Mr Ship said: “The Queen has been at Sandringham for Christmas every year since 1988 and she was last at Windsor in 1987 and she moved it to Sandringham because there was a huge rewiring of Windsor so it was moved.”
Ms Robinson added: “Sandringham means a lot to the Queen.
“She traditionally stays at Sandringham until February 6 which is the date her father died in 1952.”
The Queen and her consort, who are both in their 90s, are expected to see some members of their family briefly in accordance with guidelines but Christmas celebrations are likely to involve just the couple.
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It is understood the Queen will not be attending church on Christmas Day to avoid large crowds of well-wishers gathering.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “Having considered all the appropriate advice, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have decided that this year they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor.”
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will spend Christmas Day at Highgrove, their Gloucestershire home, but are expected to see the Queen and Philip at Windsor over the holidays, with Camilla also visiting her family.
It is not known where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate the festive period but they may, as they have in the past, spend it with Kate’s parents who live in the same county as the Queen in the Berkshire village of Bucklebury.
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