In a yuletide twist fit for a royal sitcom, King Charles made a pitstop at the Ealing Broadway shopping center’s Christmas market last Thursday, and guess who gave him the festive thumbs up? None other than the man in the red suit himself, ‘Father Christmas’!
Our sprightly 75-year-old monarch received the ultimate holiday validation when Santa, in all his jolly wisdom, declared that King Charles is perched snugly at the “very top of his good list.” Move over, sugarplums; we’ve got a new holiday VIP in town! The King couldn’t contain his regal grin at the jocular proclamation.
In between sips of hot cocoa and dodging runaway tinsel, King Charles rubbed elbows with local business owners and stallholders. It was a rendezvous that included the lucky souls adorned with The King’s Award for Voluntary Service – because even royals appreciate a good do-gooder.
And in a twist that would make even the most stoic guards crack a smile, the royal family’s social media accounts spilled the tea, or should we say, the hot cocoa, sharing the heartwarming snapshots of King Charles’s market shenanigans.
This festive frolic, however, comes hot on the heels of Prince Harry’s courtroom drama where he’s wrestling with the Home Office for his security and safety in the kingdom. Talk about a royal plot twist! Perhaps Santa should add a little extra magic to the royal wish list this year – a sprinkle of peace and goodwill, and maybe a dash of comedic relief.
Feeling festive! 🎅
The King has visited Ealing Broadway Christmas Market, where His Majesty met local business owners and stallholders – including recipients of The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. pic.twitter.com/T4NyXejLDi
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) December 7, 2023