Royals who have cancelled plans so they can be with the Queen to celebrate Christmas

The Queen is hoping she will not be spending Christmas alone after several senior royals, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, agreed to cut all non-essential social contact in the run-up to the big day

The Queen is hoping she can celebrate Christmas as planned
The Queen is hoping she can celebrate Christmas as planned

After cancelling her annual Christmas party due to spiralling Covid cases, the Queen could have been facing a lonely Christmas.

But in a bid to ensure she doesn’t have to face the festive season alone, several senior royals have agreed to reduce all but esĀ­sential contacts before the big day so it can still go ahead.

The monarch still intends on hosting her immediate family at Sandringham over the festive period.

But a source said she is expected to “take advice in the coming days as to whether it is safe to do so”.

And if the go-ahead is given for a family Christmas, who are the royals cancelling plans to ensure they can be there? We take a look…

Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles yesterday at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth



Camilla at Clarence House on Wednesday


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One couple who are believed to be scaling back all non-essential social contact is the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

They are regulars each year at Sandringham for Christmas and seem to be keen to make it again this year.

Yesterday, Charles was at an engagement at Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth, while on Wednesday, Camilla welcomed children supported by several charities to help decorate the Clarence House Christmas tree.

Prince William and Kate

William and Kate’s last public appearance earlier this month



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Also said to be cutting all non-essential visits and contact is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are expected at Sandringham with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

School ended for the Christmas break for the older children George and Charlotte on Thursday lunchtime.

While Kate and Prince William’s last public engagement was on December 8, when they attended the Together at Christmas event at Westminster Abbey.

Kate’s last entry in the Court Circular was for December 14 (Tuesday), when she held an Early Years Meeting at Kensington Palace.

Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex

Prince Edward with wife Sophie Wessex


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The Queen’s youngest son Edward and his wife Sophie Wessex, who Her Majesty is very fond of, are said to be hoping to attend Christmas.

Today they are celebrating the 14th birthday of their son James, Viscount Severn. They also have a daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, who turned 18 last month.

Edward’s last entry in the Court Circular was on December 10, when he met with two RAF service personnel.

Sophie’s last public appearance was at the Christmas carol concert hosted by Kate on December 8 at Westminster Abbey.

Princess Anne

The Queen’s only daughter Princess Anne, who is said to be close to her mother, is another reducing plans ahead of Christmas.

Her last public engagement, according to the Court Circular, was an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle on December 14 (Tuesday).

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