Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was joined by her son Prince Charles of Wales, her grandson Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and her great-grandson Prince George of Cambridge to support the launch of The Royal British Legion’s “Together at Christmas” initiative in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, 18 December 2019.
The Queen is Patron of the British Legion.
New photos show the Four generations of The Royal Family – Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince George – during a cooking session to prepare special Royal British Legion Christmas puddings with the four representing a cross-section of those supported by the Legion, from the children of service personnel, to Second World War veterans.
The photos were taken on the same day of The Queen’s Christmas Lunch 2019.Embed from Getty Images
The “Together at Christmas” initiative is designed to provide extra support to the Armed Forces and veteran communities at annual festive ‘get togethers’ across the charity’s network of outreach centres.
Four generations of The Royal Family have come together to support The Royal British Legion’s “Together at Christmas” initiative. pic.twitter.com/mLHWVsvfjW— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) 21 de diciembre de 2019
The Royal British Legion (RBL), sometimes called The British Legion or The Legion, is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.Embed from Getty Images
The pudding making was led by a Legion care home chef Alex Cavaliere and attended by veterans – Colin Hughes, Liam Young, Lisa Evans and Barbara Hurman.Embed from Getty Images
The Queen is Patron of the British Legion & the puddings will be the centerpieces of the charity’s Christmas get-togethers.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) 21 de diciembre de 2019
The pudding making was led by a Legion care home chef Alex Cavaliere & attended by veterans – Colin Hughes, Liam Young, Lisa Evans and Barbara Hurman. pic.twitter.com/K67BtFEWnx
Buckingham Palace released a new video of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George as they took part in the pudding stir.
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) 24 de diciembre de 2019
Watch this clip as Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses take part in the pudding stir. pic.twitter.com/i3Xx2DtxhR
Update!!! January 3, 2020
New Four Generation Photo
To mark the start of a new decade, a new portrait has been released of Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George. The portrait was taken by Ranald Mackechnie in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace.
From Kensington Royal:
“Happy New Year!
A new portrait of The Queen and The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince George has been released to mark the start of a new decade.
Wishing all of our followers a happy and healthy 2020! “
Royal British Legion Christmas Puddings Recipe
The puddings will become the centrepieces of 2020’s get togethers, and form part of 99 puddings distributed across the charity’s network in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth – also marking The Royal British Legion’s 99th year.
Chef Alex Cavaliere created a new Royal British Legion recipe for the launch, with the Royal Family uniquely adding poppy seeds to the mixture, in a nod to the iconic symbol of Remembrance.
A new Royal British Legion recipe was created for the launch, with The Royal Family uniquely adding poppy seeds to the mixture, in a nod to the charity’s iconic symbol of Remembrance. pic.twitter.com/BGlHbD5p3R— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) 21 de diciembre de 2019
Makes 1 pudding with 8-10 portions
Mixed peel 80g
Crystallised ginger 10g
Ground almonds 10g
Large egg x 1
Pinch of salt
Brown sugar 80g
Oranges x 1
Half a lemon
Mixed spice 2.5g
Pinch of poppy seeds
- Chop the suet and crystallised ginger
- Peel, core and finely chop the apples
- Wash and dry the dried fruit, stone and chop the prunes
- Grate the zest and squeeze the juice from the oranges and lemons
- Sieve together the flour, salt, mixed spice and add all the other dry ingredients; dried fruit, suet, breadcrumbs, mixed peel, chopped crystalised ginger, apples, prunes, brown sugar, orange and lemon zest
- Make a bay in the centre, mix the eggs with the milk, brandy, rum, stout, madeira, sherry, orange and lemon juices and pour into the bay
- Mix all the ingredients thoroughly together, cover with a cloth and allow to stand in a cool place for twenty four hours
- Oil pudding basins and three quarters fill each one with the mixture; divide between the greased basins
- Cover with greaseproof or silicone paper and steam or boil for four hours
- Remove from the steamer and, if not for immediate use, recover with fresh paper and store in a cool dry place until required
- When required for use reboil or steam for a further two hours
Recipe from British Royal Legion
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