Yesterday’s special Christmas dinner at Windsor Castle was attended by members of the royal family and hosted by King Charles and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla.
Princess Anne and Timothy Laurence, Mike and Zara Tindall with their children, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, and their daughter, Lady Louise, were among those who attended the festive gathering at Windsor Castle.
Prince William, Princess Kate, and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, were notable absences at the occasion.
The family was supposed to come, but it’s possible that they opted out for entirely pragmatic reasons.
William and Kate may have chosen to withdraw to Anmer Hall, their Norfolk home, once George, Charlotte, and Louis’s semester at Lambrook came to an end.
The property, which is in a prime location for the impending Christmas celebrations, is where the couple frequently spends holidays with the kids.
King Charles has already confirmed that he will host the royals for Christmas at his Sandringham estate, which includes Anmer Hall.
The Wales family is expected to join the King and Queen Consort Camilla for the special occasion, with little Louis likely to take a turn in the spotlight as well.
On Christmas Day, the royal family is traditionally photographed as they walk to church.
“Prince Louis is now the same age his sister Princess Charlotte was when she did her first Christmas Day walkabout after church on Christmas Day,” says HELLORoyal !’s Editor Emily Nash, “so royal fans will be hoping to catch a glimpse of him with his siblings and parents this year after he nearly stole the show during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.”
Traditionally, children were not allowed to attend the service until they were a little older. When they first went, Prince William was five years old and Prince Harry was seven years old. Princess Charlotte, on the other hand, was accompanied by Prince William and Kate when she was a toddler.