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PRINCESS Diana wasn’t aware of the royal family’s unusual festive tradition. She accidentally broke protocol by gifting them this luxurious present.
The royal family has stuck by the same yuletide traditions for decades.
Every year, members of the House of Windsor have set rules to follow.
After the Queen opens her presents on Christmas Eve, her speech is aired on December 25.
Picking up on these protocols may be tricky for Meghan Markle, who is celebrating her first Xmas as Prince Harry’s wife.
Princess Diana learned that navigating the big day can be a bit tricky if you’re not familiar with the customs.
Instead of forking out for lavish items, the royal family exchange presents that are “cheap and cheerful” at Christmastime.
But newlywed Diana was seemingly unaware of the gifting rule in 1981.
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To mark the big day, the Princess of Wales bought a fancy cashmere jumper for Princess Anne.
She was probably surprised when she was handed a loo-roll holder in return.
Thankfully, she learned her lesson the following year when she gave Fergie a leopard-print bath mat.
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In 2011, Grazia revealed the cheeky gift that Kate Middleton purchased for her brother-in-law.
Apparently, the mischievous Duchess made it her mission to mock Prince Harry’s single status.
The magazine reported: “Kate and William have bought him a Grow-Your-Own Girlfriend kit, along with a more stylish gift – Gucci loafers because all his shoes have holes in them.”
Reports added that Prince Harry dared to give the Queen a rude gift.
The Duke of Sussex was said to hand her a bath cap with a rude slogan on the front.
Hilariously, the words apparently read: “Ain’t life a b****”.
Meghan also amused Her Majesty, opting to purchase her a singing hamster toy last year.