Queen banned Monopoly after it got ‘too vicious’ due to competitive royals

The Queen has banned her family from playing Monopoly during gatherings due to how “vicious” it gets.

Similar to many families across the country, the Royals love to sit around the table and indulge in board games during the Christmas period.

However, due to the tension and rage caused amongst the family, Monopoly has been permanently banned by Her Majesty, the Daily Express reports.

A clip on the family’s YouTube channel, titled Royal Rule Book: The Royal Family's Strangest Rules, explains all.

It says: "The royals love a good game, but Monopoly is off the cards. Prince Andrew said it is banned as it gets too vicious."

The board game ban has also been reported by Marie Claire: "In December 2008, Prince Andrew attended Leeds Building Society’s newly-refurbished headquarters.

"Before he left the Duke of York was given the property board game Monopoly to mark his visit.

"However, Andrew had to decline the game as he reportedly revealed: 'We are not allowed to play Monopoly at home'."

The Daily Telegraph reported that Andrew explained the game could cause arguments within the family, as “it gets too vicious”.

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The game will therefore not be making an appearance when the royals return to Sandringham for Christmas this year, as is tradition, following last year’s hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Royal Family are sticklers for tradition, and the festive period is no exception, with the Norfolk home having hosted Christmas since 1988.

The family attends a black-tie dinner on Christmas Eve, where, according to Popsugar, the Queen's favourite cocktail, the "Zaza" is served.

The Windsors also honour their German heritage by opening presents after afternoon tea on Christmas Eve instead of on Christmas Day.

On the 25th, the Queen is joined by her family for a church service at St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate.

The whole family also watches the Queen's annual Christmas broadcast together.

The Daily Star has approached Buckingham Palace for comment.

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