These royals keep her company for Christmas

Elizabeth II won’t be lonely

Many reports currently revolve around the Queen’s Christmas party: Is she celebrating here, is she celebrating there? Will she be alone or in company. Where she spends the days has been clarified – now it is also clear with whom.

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Christmas will not be very lonely for Queen Elizabeth. It will be different, however – not only because of the rapidly spreading omicron variant of the coronavirus. The 95-year-old celebrates the first holidays without her husband Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99. Her eldest son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles, and his wife, Duchess Camilla, are keeping the Queen company, as a spokesman for the couple has now confirmed, according to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”.

Charles and Camilla spent Christmas 2020 at their country estate, Highgrove House, in Gloucestershire, south-west England, according to the report. How they will celebrate in 2021 was unclear until confirmation that morning. But now it is certain that the couple will spend Christmas Day, which is celebrated in England on December 25th and the highlight of the Christmas holidays, with the Queen at Windsor Castle. Maybe one or the other family member joins them.

This is how the royals actually celebrate Christmas

Normally the Royal Family celebrates the festival traditionally at the country estate Sandringham in the East English county of Norfolk and shows itself to the public on December 25th when they go to church together. However, due to precautionary measures, the Queen decided this week “after careful consideration” not to start the trip and this year, as in 2020, to stay in Windsor with a view to the corona pandemic.

On Wednesday there was bad news for the monarch: Her son-in-law Timothy Laurence tested positive for the coronavirus. So he and the Queen’s only daughter, Princess Anne, cannot be a Christmas visit for her.