By Monica Greep For Mailonline
Published: 10:12 GMT, 26 December 2019 | Updated: 11:17 GMT, 26 December 2019
While most of us are groaning from the excesses of Christmas Day, the Queen enjoys a hearty Boxing Day breakfast – including a traditional Anglo-Indian dish made from fish, rice and hard-boiled eggs.
According to Hello!, those at the Sandringham estate with the Queen – including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – will all begin their day with a bowl of spicy rice-dish kedgeree, alongside some bacon and eggs.
The hearty brekkie, which has its origins in 14th century India – is made of flaked smoked haddock, rice and hard-boiled eggs – all cooked up with cream and curry powder.
Later, the family will embark on their annual Boxing Day pheasant shoot, which this year will not see the Queen’s grandson Prince Harry take part.
The Queen started Boxing Day at Sandringham with a buffet of eggs, bacon, and a traditional Anglo-Indian dish, kedgeree, which is made from fish, rice and hard-boiled eggs
The dish is made is flaked fish, rice, hard-boiled eggs with cream and curry powder – and offers the royals a hearty breakfast ahead of the Boxing Day pheasant hunt
The Boxing Day breakfast comes after a series of tasty meals, snacks and treats for the royal family on Christmas Day.
According to The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, the family began their day with a buffet breakfast of sausages and cereals at 9AM – while the Queen has a lighter start to the day with a tray of fruit, toast and coffee.
Pre-lunch drinks are served after church service at with the Queen opting for gin and Dubonnet while the Duke of Edinburgh enjoys a beer.
The Queen often chooses to sit in the middle rather, than at the head of the table – which is decorated with candelabras, wine decanters and a sprig of the Holy Thorn.
There is no starter before turkey is served with mashed and roast potatoes, chestnut or sage and onion stuffing as well as cranberry sauce and bread sauce.
The vegetables served include Brussels sprouts, carrots and roast parsnips and there is reportedly excitement surrounding the Christmas hamper which was once from Harrods, but is now from Fortnum & Mason.
There is reportedly excitement surrounding the Christmas hamper which was once from Harrods, but is now from Fortnum & Mason. Pictured is a Fortnum & Mason Grosvenor hamper
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are celebrating their son Archie’s first Christmas, who is the eighth great-grandchild of the Queen, in Vancouver, Canada.
Harry and Meghan Markle are currently tucked away in a luxury Canadian hideaway, along with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, while the rest of the royals have visited Sandringham.
Earlier on Wednesday, the pair wished their Instagram followers a Merry Christmas with an E-card showing their son Archie smiling at the camera.
It was announced last week that the couple and Archie would spend their vacation in Canada.
They have since been spotted by locals exploring Vancouver Island and security guards had canvassed a local waterfront restaurant, Deep Cove Chalet, according to the Vancouver Sun.
The royals will have a leisurely day, which is surely welcome after a busy Christmas Day which saw them undergo another tradition of attending the annual Sandringham church service at St Mary Magdalene on Christmas morning.
Princess Charlotte stole the show as she joined her parents and great-grandmother at the service for the first time.
At four years of age, little Charlotte was this year considered old enough to attend the annual service, alongside her big brother George, six.
Another tradition of the royals is attending the annual Sandringham church service at St Mary Magdalene on Christmas morning. The Queen is pictured on the Norfolk estate.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were pictured attending the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte
And afterwards, the princess delighted fans as she cheerily waved and greeted them before displaying her impeccable manners as she accepted Christmas presents from them.
The four-year-old also melted hearts as she stopped to hug Gemma Clark, who was waiting in her wheelchair after waiting all morning to catch a glimpse of the family.
Gemma Clark, 39, who had travelled from Long Sutton in Lincolnshire with her family, gave Charlotte an inflatable flamingo and said she seemed pleased with the gift.
Ms Clark, who was in a wheelchair, said George and Charlotte were ‘brilliant’ and that they both hugged her.
‘It made my day,’ she added. ‘I’ve never seen the royal family, ever.
‘This is my first time at Sandringham and I would love to do it again.’
Back at the house, the family traditionally indulge in turkey, reared at Sandringham, before settling down to watch TV, including the Queen’s Christmas Speech.
The Duchess of Cambridge held the hand of her her four-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte as she attempted a curtesy at the Norfolk estate
‘Show-stealer’ Princess Charlotte hugged a woman in a wheelchair who had waited for hours to meet them
The Duke of Edinburgh, 98, who was discharged from hospital on Christmas Eve, was at Sandringham but did not attend church.
He had spent four nights at the King Edward VII Hospital in London to receive treatment for a ‘pre-existing condition’.
The royals’ appearance comes at the culmination of a tumultuous year for the family, in which Prince Andrew was forced to step down from public duties, Prince Philip faced a police probe over a car crash, Prince Harry acknowledged tensions in his relationship with his elder brother William, and Harry’s wife Meghan admitted she was struggling with her new life as a royal.
The Queen will begin boxing day with traditional Indian meal
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