Queen Elizabeth II separate adults and kids during a joyous occasion.

The Queen hosts a lunch on Christmas day. She invites the members of the royal family to spend time with her. Queen Elizabeth II hosts this event annually and she is very hands-on when it comes to that event that also serves as a huge family reunion.

According to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, the Queen plans down everything up to the last detail. Queen Elizabeth II approves of the food, checks if the table is perfectly done and even organizes the seating plan.

The Queen reportedly requires the children to sit far from adults while they are having their Christmas lunch. This information was revealed in Kenneth Rose’s diary.

Rose, a journalist and royal biographer, used to note everything in his diaries including the most insightful and interesting conversation he had with the royals, aides or politicians. On Dec. 7, 2007, he wrote the Duke of Kent’s confession about their upcoming Christmas lunch.

“Prince Eddie describes how the Queen plans the annual family Christmas lunch down to the last detail,” Rose wrote.

“The grown-ups are in one big room, the children in another. Towards the end of lunch, the doors are flung open and in rushes the horde.”

In 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were photographed on their way to the Queen’s pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace. Markle who was not married to Prince Harry at the time spent her first Christmas with the royal family.

Prince William, Kate Middleton were also present. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were spotted at the backseat with their nanny. Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Princess and Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra were also in attendance.

However, last year, some members of the royal family skipped the event. The Duchess of Cornwall was noticeably missing from the annual Christmas lunch. Camilla was absent due to a “heavy cold.” She also canceled her appearance at the Olympia Horse Show that evening.

Aside from Camilla, Princess Eugenie was absent for a similar reason. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s son-in-law was sick, so Princess Eugenie opted to stay at home. It could have been Jack Brooksbank’s first time to join the royal festivities with the Queen and the rest of the royal family members.

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The Royal family look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson