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Royal Central’s Countdown to Christmas: Day Twenty-Three

It’s the 23rd December and for this penultimate article in our very unique Countdown to Christmas, I wanted to do something a little bit different. I have chosen three of my most favourite Royal Christmas photographs and want to share them with you with a brief explanation of each. Oh and by the way, I do hope you have everything ready for the big day, its only two more sleeps you know!

This first photo shows Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and Prince Charles together on Christmas Day 2000 at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate. I’ve chosen this photo because it shows the special bond between Grandmother and Grandson. This bond was shown publicly after The Queen Mother’s death in 2002 when Prince Charles paid a moving tribute to his “darling magical grandmother”.

There were so many photos like this to choose from but this one made the grade for me. Every year Her Majesty The Queen is presented with flowers at the Sandringham Church service by local school children. In 1994, as this picture shows, Her Majesty was not the only Royal lady presented with a bouquet or two as The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret were also treated to a floral gift.

Quite a brilliant photo in my opinion. Taken only last year at the Christmas Day church service, children queue to present The Queen with her gifts. As one very courteous little boy bows to Her Majesty it seems The Queen is quite pleased with the bright pink teddy-bear she has just received after all, just how many bouquets of flowers can Sandringham House hold? Quite a lot you say, but surely the soft toy makes a nice change!

Featured Photo Credit: Tom Page

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