Queen Elizabeth gifts all her staff Tesco Christmas pudding


Queen Elizabeth is set to gift all of her staff a Tesco Christmas pudding.

The British monarch is believed to have continued the tradition first started by her grandfather George V, but instead of coming from upmarket stores like Harrods and Fortum and Mason, this year the 93-year-old royal is said to have opted to have her puds sourced from the high street supermarket chain.

According to reports in the Daily Mirror and Daily Express newspapers, staff will receive Tesco's Finest Matured Christmas Pudding, which costs just £6.

Although, those among her 1,500 staff who have worked at Buckingham Palace for a long time, will be given vouchers up to the price of £35.

Meanwhile, Her Majesty's Queen Speech, which focuses on Brexit and the NHS, took place at the The State Opening Of Parliament today (19.12.19), her second this year, after Boris Johnson won the majority to remain Prime Minister.

The speech begins: "My Government's priority is to deliver the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on 31 January. My Ministers will bring forward legislation to ensure the United Kingdom's exit on that date and to make the most of the opportunities that this brings for all the people of the United Kingdom.

"Thereafter, my Ministers will seek a future relationship with the European Union based on a free trade agreement that benefits the whole of the United Kingdom.

"They will also begin trade negotiations with other leading global economies.

"The integrity and prosperity of the United Kingdom is of the utmost importance to my Government. My Ministers will work urgently to facilitate talks to restore devolved Government in Northern Ireland.

"My Government will embark on an ambitious programme of domestic reform that delivers on the people's priorities. For the first time, the National Health Service's multi-year funding settlement, agreed earlier this year, will be enshrined in law.

"Steps will be taken to grow and support the National Health Service's workforce and a new visa will ensure qualified doctors, nurses and health professionals have fast-track entry to the United Kingdom. Hospital car parking charges will be removed for those in greatest need."