The royals are expecting an altered Christmas program this year, as rising cases have put their plans in jeopardy.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have already marked Christmas morning with the statement, “This Christmas will be different to what so many of us had planned.
The trip to Sandringham has been cancelled, along with the traditional walk, making Her Majesty’s first Christmas as a widow harder than it already was.
Royal reporter Rebecca English tweets, “Her Majesty has decided to celebrate Christmas at Windsor and will not travel to Sandringham. The decision was a personal one after careful consideration and reflects a precautionary approach.”
Thankfully the Queen will not be spending Christmas alone, as she will be joined at Windsor by family, although a slightly shorter list than was planned.
Royal reporter Omid Scobie says, “Clarence House confirmed that Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will be amongst the royal family members joining the Queen at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day. They’re expected to be joined by the Wessexes, Cambridges and Yorks.”
Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence have not made the list as they are currently in self-isolation, Sir Timothy having previously tested positive for COVID.
Royal expert KereneBarefield, prior to the cancellation of the Sandringham trip, stated, “I understand from sources that there could be a at Windsor this year if things change. So, I think close aides are kind of looking at an alternative Christmas and how that would look at Windsor instead of everyone going to Sandringham. What I understand from sources is that she won’t be spending it alone, but it might be just slimmed down even further.”