It turns out the Royal family has made a tradition out of monitoring their weight during the holidays. Since Meghan Markle and her mom Doria Ragland will be celebrating with the Royals this year, they may have to take part in the strange tradition of getting weighed before and after Christmas dinner.
According to Royal experts, the traditional weighing has been a thing since as far back as King Edward VII’s reign (that’s from 1901 to 1910). The King at the time was apparently worried that people weren’t eating enough on Christmas… While it’s nice that he was so concerned about his family, it sounds a little stressful given that the Royals have around three big Christmas day meals nowadays.
As if it wasn’t stressful enough to mingle with in-laws during the holidays, remember that this will be Meghan and Doria’s first Christmas with the Royals, too… which makes the whole thing even more awkward. But since the weighing isn’t necessarily required, as in it’s not an actual law or anything, who knows whether they’ll have to take part or not.