French Menus and Monogrammed Crystal
Parlez-vous francais? Whether it's for a state banquet or a family occasion, the Queen's menus are always written in French, and Christmas Day is no exception. The family sit down to lunch in the Red Drawing Room — which is actually painted green — for turkey, sausages wrapped in bacon, brussels sprouts with chestnuts, and root vegetables. They eat from a blue and white Copeland dinner service and drink from crystal stemware engraved with "EllR."