Like most different households, Christmas this 12 months is wanting completely different for the British royal family.
For the primary time since 1988, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and their kids, grandchildren and nice grandchildren is not going to be coming collectively on the queen’s property at Sandringham to rejoice the vacation.
The go to has been a long-standing custom for the household, who famously greet spectators as they go away church providers on Christmas Day. Lately the royals’ Sandringham appearances have garnered extra consideration because the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has joined the royal household.
Markle made her first Christmas appearance in 2017, when she joined the royal household only a month after she and Prince Harry revealed their engagement. The couple joined the household at Sandringham once more the following year, however selected to rejoice the vacation individually final 12 months with their new child son Archie throughout their six-week vacation break on Vancouver Island.
Final 12 months Prince George and Princess Charlotte made their first Christmas Day appearances at Sandringham once they accompanied their dad and mom Prince William and Kate Middleton to church providers.
Princess Diana spent many Christmases at Sandringham and continued to affix the British royal family for the vacation after she introduced her separation from Prince Charles in 1992, however stopped after their divorce in 1996. One among Princess Diana’s Christmas visits to Sandringham within the early Nineties is the subject of an upcoming film starring Kristen Stewart because the princess. The movie follows Princess Diana throughout a pivotal Christmas vacation the place she “determined her marriage wasn’t working and that she wanted to veer from a path that put her in line to sooner or later be queen.”
This 12 months the household plans to rejoice individually in compliance with the U.K.’s second lockdown brought on by the spike in coronavirus instances. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are spending the vacation at Windsor Fort, and stories point out that Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, will be a part of them.
Prince William and Middleton haven’t revealed how they’re celebrating Christmas with their three kids.
Click on via the above gallery to see pictures of the British royal household celebrating Christmas via the years.
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