Prince George is shown enthusiastically stirring a Christmas pudding in new video to be shown during the Queen’s Christmas Day broadcast. The sweet footage shows the Queen and Prince Charles watch as Prince William helps his son George mix the festive treat.
Prince William can be seen adding fruits to the mixing bowl as George embraces his job of making sure all the ingredients are well blended. After William encouraged him, George repeatedly stabed at the thick pudding mixture with a wooden spoon, making his grandfather Charles laugh.
The four generations of the royal family are supporting a Royal British Legion project, Together at Christmas initiative, which is to provide extra support to the Armed Forces and veteran communities at annual festive ‘get togethers’ across the charity’s network.
The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George came together to make Christmas puddings at Buckingham Palace as part of a Royal British Legion initiative.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 24, 2019
Watch this clip as Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses take part in the pudding stir. pic.twitter.com/i3Xx2DtxhR
The Queen and her three heirs stirred the puddings and each placed commemorative sixpences into the mixture, ready to be found by those attending the gatherings next year. George’s Christmas pudding will form part of the 99 puddings distributed across the Legion’s network in time for the Christmas 2020 get togethers, marking the charity’s 99th year.
The video was filmed ahead of the Queen’s annual Christmas lunch last Wednesday. William and George were spotted arriving at Buckingham Palace separately and ahead of Duchess Kate, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
It will feature in the Queen’s Christmas Day message due to be broadcast on Christmas Day.
Over the weekend, the Palace also released three photos from the backing session, taken by royal photographer Chris Jackson. They mark the first time the 6-year-old Prince has posed for an official photo while on duty as a member of the royal family.
The Royal British Legion’s Director-General, Charles Byrne, said: “Bringing people, families and communities together lies at the heart of the Legion’s work and has done since we were founded in 1921.
“As we head towards our centenary in 2021, we are proud to start a new tradition for our community with the support of our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, and three generations of her family.”
According to reports, Prince George is expected to walk to the annual service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on Christmas Day with his parents and Princess Charlotte alongside other members of the royal family.