Celebrity Kristen Stewart Yes, The Royals Reportedly Do Get Weighed Before and After Christmas Dinner Princess Diana is shown bristling at the confusing tradition in Spencer. By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 5, 2021 @ 11:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Don't let Prince William and Kate Middleton's YouTube channel fool you, the British royal family is still deeply rooted in outdated and problematic traditions. In the latest cinematic exploration of Princess Diana's life, Spencer (which, mind you, labels itself a "fable"), Kristen Stewart's Diana is seen trepidatiously arriving at the queen's Sandringham estate for Christmas in the early '90s. Upon entering, the royal is asked to weigh herself. Naturally, she expresses her distaste for this categorically distasteful tradition — which, in the film, is noted to be done upon arrival and departure. Diana mentions that attendees are expected to gain at least three pounds following their stay, though that exact number remains rumored. NEON And while many aspects of Pablo Larraín's film are clearly the product of creative license, talk of this specific royal tradition has been circulating for years. Kristen Stewart's Princess Diana Wig Cost $6,000 — and Took 6 Weeks to Make According to a 2018 Grazia UK article, the Christmas ritual dates back to King Edward VII (Queen Elizabeth's great-grandfather) who "wanted to ensure his guests ate well." Edward II reigned from 1901 to 1910, by the way, so the family has had over a century to revise the strange Christmas rule. And hey, it's possible they have, but considering that precedence was still given to men in the line of succession until Princess Charlotte's birth in 2013, we won't hold our breath.