Tuesday, 23 Apr 2024

King Charles sneaks bizarre Christmas gifts into staff’s lockers

Royal family Christmas: Insider reveals type of presents they give

King Charles has a quirky Christmas tradition of giving his staff unusual presents, according to a former employee. Grant Harrold, who worked as a butler for Charles for seven years, revealed that the King would leave these “bizarre” gifts in their lockers each festive season.

Harrold shared with the Mirror that Charles would slip the presents into pigeon holes at Highgrove, his Gloucestershire home.

“We all used to have these pigeon holes where I’d get my post in the mornings and what he used to do at Christmas, he used to leave funny little things,” he explained.

“One time he left a tin of salmon, and one year I got a salt and pepper grinder wrapped in a ribbon.”

“He had probably been given a hamper and sometimes there would be a lot in them and he would give some of the bits to us. I just thought it was so bizarre because you don’t expect those little things. It shows that they’ve got that fun, practical side to them.”

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Harrold shared that the Royal staff loved getting Christmas cards from the royals.

”At Christmas, we would always get the famous Christmas card. Before he was married to the now Queen Consort, I remember getting Christmas cards from him, William and Harry and that was always quite special”.

He also revealed that they received “proper gifts” as well as small, quirky items in their lockers.”For actual proper gifts would be things like tea cups and saucers or whiskey glasses. One year I got a lovely water jug,” he said.

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Now that Charles is King, he probably arranges gifts for even more staff members.

The late Queen reportedly bought over 600 presents for her staff, and gave out an amazing 1500 Christmas puddings.

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