• This is what Duchesses Kate and Meghan will eat at the Queen's pre-Christmas lunch

    The royal family have given a sneak peek into what's on the lavish Christmas menus at the palaces – and the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex are certainly in for a treat ahead of the Queen's pre-Christmas lunch on Wednesday! Sharing some delicious-looking photographs on the official royal Twitter account, one caption read: "Did you know royal pastry chefs will create over 1,200 mince pies for each of the festive receptions held at the Palaces this Christmas?" The snaps show a couple of varieties of the much-loved pastry, as well as the royal chefs working hard to perfect them. The royals

  • The Queen's Christmas gingerbread biscuit recipe will add a regal touch to your festivities

    The Queen's pastry chefs have given a fascinating insight into the royals' kitchen at Christmas – and shared one of their most prized recipes. Thousands of sweet treats including hand decorated gingerbread biscuits will be served to visitors at the palace, and we reckon they'd go down a treat with Prince George and Princess Charlotte too. The recipe is surprisingly easy to make, and would make an ideal last minute Christmas gift or stocking filler. The royal pastry chefs have shared their top tips to create the perfect gingerbread, including letting the dough rest overnight and putting the shapes in

  • WATCH: Recreate Jamie Oliver's favourite Christmas cocktail

    Say cheers to the holiday season with this classic Negroni! Jamie Oliver has shown our lovely readers at HELLO! how you can create his favourite Christmas tipple. "This is a really good, delicious, elegant cocktail. And for me, the cocktail of the moment is a Negroni. It's an absolute classic, using three different boozes," he explains. On why he's picked this as his cocktail for the festive season, the celebrity chef added: "It's delicious. Loads of flavour. There's an amount of alcohol in there so it's going to kick the party off nicely, and just being realistic about that