The Queen has bespoke Christmas crackers for the royal family – and she loves reading the corny jokes out loud

EVERYONE secretly loves Christmas cracker jokes, and Her Majesty the Queen is no different, after a royal expert revealed she loves reading them out loud around the table.

And they're not just any old pack of Christmas crackers, either – in fact, the 95-year-old monarch has bespoke crackers made for each member of the royal family.

Speaking to SAGA, royal expert and author Phil Dampier explained: "[The royals] have their own bespoke crackers, with gold or silver crowns. The Queen loves reading out the corny jokes."

The royal family have a number of festive traditions, including opening gifts on Christmas Eve and exchanging joke presents.

"The royals open their presents on Christmas Eve, creating a scene described by the Queen’s nephew, the Earl of Snowdon, as a ‘total uproar’," he added.

"The adults exchange cheap joke gifts, with Prince Harry once giving the Queen a shower cap with ‘Ain’t life a bitch’ printed on it."

This year will be slightly different for the royal family thanks to the pandemic.

Her Majesty has been forced to scrap her traditional trip to Sandringham, Norfolk, as the UK battles rapidly rising cases of the Omicron variant.

While William, Kate and their kids will spend Christmas day in Norfolk with the Middleton family away from the Queen, it is understood.

Last Christmas was the first in 32 years that Her Majesty had not been at Sandringham for the holiday.

She spent the big day shielding at Windsor with her late husband Prince Philip, who died in April aged 99.

And this year's scenes look set to be rather similar, with the Firm avoiding contact with as many people as possible as daily infections in the UK again soar past 90,000.

It is not yet known who, if anyone, will join her on December 25 as family members vow to keep the head of state safe.



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