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Here's The Queen's Gift to her Employees


Queen Elizabeth II has long held to the tradition of giving away extra special special puddings to all her 1,500 staff on Christmas.

This gift-giving tradition was started by her grandfather, King George V, who reigned from 1910 until 1936.

Likewise, palace staffers, employees at the Court Post Office and the Palace police also receive a greeting card from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Her Majesty used to hand Christmas pudding from Harrods or Fortnum & Mason - the royal grocers, but since the royal purse strings had gotten frugal lately, the Queen preferred the puddings from Tesco’s, especially, Tesco’s Finest Matured Christmas Pudding.

Those who have loyally served The Queen for quite some time also receive additional Christmas gift - vouchers.

“The handing out of Christmas vouchers to staff is regiment, with the most senior household staff going first, followed by clerks and then domestic workers and gardeners,” reports Hello!

According to the Royal Family’s official website, The Queen also donates money to her favorite charities in Windsor. She also gives Christmas trees to Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Giles' Cathedral and the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh. Churches and schools in the Sandringham area will also receive a tree from Her Majesty.

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