King Charles III has angered the cooks and servants of Sandringham. The reason? His Majesty has invited too many guests for Christmas, putting pressure on the residence and those who work there. There are expected to be around 50 guests, a higher number than the average number seen at Sandringham Court in past years.
An average that has always settled at around 30 people. Last year the royal family celebrated on a smaller scale due to the death of Queen Elizabeth, but this year King Charles decided to do things big. Chefs, servants and caterers had to reorganize themselves to present a Christmas lunch worthy of the royal family.
For example, the Christmas pudding will not be able to be served by the Mari Flanagan chef team due to too tight deadlines.
About Sandringham House
Sandringham House is a country residence of the English royal house, located in the village of Sandringham in the county of Norfolk, England.
Together with Balmoral Castle, Sandringham House is a private property of the British Royal Family and is not part of the residences of the British Crown. Sandringham House has been the private residence of several generations of English monarchs.
Although she wasn't very enthusiastic at first, Princess Alexandra ended up loving this residence. Since King George VI died in 1952 at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth II decided to spend the anniversary of her father's death in the quiet of Sandringham House.
It became the official residence of the sovereign every year in the months of January and February. Since 1977 it has been open to the public, having become a museum during the period in which the queen did not reside there.
The residence was among the most loved by the queen who every year used to spend the end-of-year holidays there and then remained there for a good part of the winter. The land adjacent to the residence is used for hunting trips.
In this regard, Edward VII, who loved hunting very much, decided to move the clocks half an hour forward, compared to GMT, to be able to dedicate more time to his favorite pastime. This tradition of Sandringham Time was maintained at the residence from 1901 to 1936 when the new King Edward VIII decided to put an end to this custom.