Christmas sweets: Four generations of royals come together to make puddings for a good cause

By Zach Harper

Did you know when you make a Christmas pudding, it’s good luck to get everyone there to have a stir? Four generations of the Royal Family engaged in this holiday tradition at Buckingham Palace this week – and they did it for a good cause!

The Queen and all the heirs to the throne for three generations after her – Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George – all got together in the Music Room at the Palace and made four Christmas puddings to support the Royal British Legion’s holiday events that will take place in 2020.

If you’re wondering the puddings weren’t made for this year, English custom is to make a pudding a year before and let it age for a year. Then you eat it the following Christmas!

Sweet photos taken during the event show little George getting right into the stirring as the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge add ingredients and the supportive monarch watches – and probably offers advice and supervision at the same time!

Following the baking prep, all four members of “The Firm” joined with five veterans for a lovely photo in which they beamed at the camera. George looks particularly proud of himself and his stirring skills!

We’ll see the Royal Family together on Christmas Day, when they step out for church service at Sandringham. The Queen arrived there on Dec. 20, with members of her family to follow in order of precedence over the next few days.

Prince Philip, meanwhile, was taken to hospital on the same day for a scheduled visit about a pre-existing condition. He was kept there for observation overnight, and we hope he’s well enough later this week to join the family for the celebrations.

There’s a good chance we could see George and Princess Charlotte walking to church with the family for the first time this year. Reports say the Prince and Princess of Cambridge are set to make their debuts on the walk, which would make this Christmas even sweeter for them.

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