The British royal family will break the Christmas tradition this year
The coronavirus pandemic and current restrictions have made adjustments to the plans of the royal family.
The British royal family, like the rest of the Catholic world, is preparing to celebrate Christmas, which is only a week away. Traditionally, the monarchs spend this time of year together at Sandringham, the royal estate in Norfolk, in warm surroundings and around a big table.
This year, however, for the first time, they will have to give up family gatherings. It’s all about the pandemic and the restrictions imposed by the British government.
The country has issued a ban on gatherings of more than three families these days. Because the queen has four children and eight grandchildren, six of whom also already have families, their gatherings may not be safe. With that in mind, Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will spend Christmas in Windsor.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will spend the holiday at their estate in Gloucester, while Kate Middleton and Prince William and their children will vacation with the Duchess’ family. As for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, they will celebrate Christmas together for the first time in another country – the couple has reportedly already begun decorating their home in Montecito.