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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, ‘weighed before and after Christmas lunch’

It's a very old tradition, apparently!

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The Royal family is all about tradition and there’s a particularly bizarre one the new Duchess could be seeing up close this Christmas Day.

A royal expert claims Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will be weighed at Sandringham as part of a dinner time routine that ensures all guests are “well fed”.

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Grover - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
They’ll all be weighed, according to a royal expert (Credit: Paul Grover – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Editor of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward talked to Grazia magazine about how the Duchess of Sussex – along with her husband, Prince Harry, and the rest of the Royal family – will spend their time when they arrive for Christmas at the Queen’s Norfolk estate.

Ingrid explained how guests will be asked to step onto a pair of antique scales when they first arrive and then again after dinner, to check they’ve had a satiating time.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on July 17, 2018 in London, England. The exhibition explores the life and times of Nelson Mandela and marks the centenary of his birth. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Traditional dinner is followed by a fancy afternoon tea on Christmas Day (Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

It’s apparently a tradition that goes back to King Edward VII’s reign in the early 1900s.

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Earlier today, Meghan and her husband attended the traditional Christmas service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Norfolk.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex linked arms and smiled as they approached the church alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

All smiles ahead of Sandringham! (Credit: Shutterstock)

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The united front comes in the midst of unsubstantiated reports of a rift within the foursome.

Rumours began to swirl after it was announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were moving out of Kensington Palace to live in Frogmore House in Windsor.

There were suggestions the Cambridges would spend Christmas Day with the Middleton family in Berkshire, while Harry and Meghan would spend it with the Queen at Sandringham in Norfolk.

Earlier this month, Kensington Palace confirmed the two couples would be celebrating the day together, however.

And it’s proven to be a very strong mark of solidarity.

The Queen arrives with Prince Andrew (Credit: Sky News)

The Queen, meanwhile, arrived by car with her son, Prince Andrew. Prince Phillip is absent from today’s service.

As the car pulled up, BBC News captured a glimpse of Her Majesty looking radiant and smiling for the cheering crowd.

The Queen looked happy (Credit: BBC News)

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But back to the weighing thing… we wouldn’t go anywhere near scales on Christmas Day, antique or not. Not even if the Queen ordered us…

Would you let anyone weigh you on Christmas Day?! Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think.

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