Traditional Christmas celebrations for the Queen and Prince Philip could be cancelled this year due to coronavirus restrictions. The new rule of six announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson may mean the monarch, like everyone else in the country, will have to be selective about who she spends the festive period with this year. On Christmas Day, the Queen, Prince Charles and other senior members of the family like to go to church together.
Following their annual, famous walk to the church in Sandringham, they enjoy a family lunch together.
Just like all other families in Britain, the Royals open presents, sit down for a huge turkey dinner, catch up with each other and even watch the Queen’s speech.
Last year, the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, among other members of the Royal Family, were all smiles as they walked to St Mary Magdalene Church, on the grounds of the Queen’s estate.
This year, however, ongoing safety restrictions due to COVID-19 means the celebration is likely to look a little different.
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One aide said: “Logistically, it is quite challenging, but Her Majesty has made it clear she wants to return to work at Buckingham Palace as much as she can.”
During lockdown, the Queen and Prince Philip became closer than ever as they were able to spend quality time together.
The Duke of Edinburgh has reportedly given the Queen strength to continue in the face of a series of setbacks for the Family, including Prince Andrew’s friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and Megxit.
They have also had the chance to relax in safety and now want to avoid spending long stints away from each other, the Mirror reports.