Prince William and Kate are about to celebrate their ninth Christmas together as husband and wife, and with three kids in tow. The family is expected to leave London and head to Anmer Hall where they usually spend the holiday.
Anmer Hall, Norfolk, sits in the grounds of the Sandringham estate. It is just two miles east of the Queen’s Sandringham home, where she and Prince Philip host their nearest and dearest over the festive period.
But, this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Christmas celebration might be cancelled. Therefore, George, Charlotte and Louis could miss out on a treasured reunion with their great-grandparents.
The Cambridges are highly unlikely to join the Queen and Prince Philip for the holiday for several reasons.
Firstly, as of September 14th, the rule of six has been implemented. That means any social gatherings of more than six people will be against the law. And, as the Cambridge family has five members, they won’t be able to socialize with more than one other person at a time.
Secondly, the number of COVID-19 infected has increased in London. So, that could make them particularly cautious about meeting the Queen and Philip who are both in their 90s.
And having in mind that the children are back at school and mixing with other London pupils, there is also a chance they could pose a greater risk to their great grandparents.
Many big, royal events have been cancelled this year, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And most likely it will be the same case for the Christmas church service.
A source told the Daily Mail: “Any sort of church attendance on Christmas Day is highly unlikely under the current guidelines.
“There is no desire to create crowds and over the years, the Royals’ walk to church has become more and more popular. It is now something of an event, so this year will need to be looked at very carefully.