It’s that time of year again! Everyone is feeling the holiday spirit; decking the halls, chugging eggnog, and praying the delivery man brings their gifts on time.
Traditionally, the Queen spends Christmas at Sandringham every year joined by her extended family. On Christmas morning, the family walks to the Church of St Mary Magdalene which is where the public can greet the royals, and take pictures.
This is the walk where we got that famous glimpse of “The Fab Four” last year, however, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be attending this year after taking a break from royal duties.
Before the festivities have even started, we already have news about what will be going down.
The 98 year old Duke Of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital this morning, and there are fears he may not be back at home in time for the celebration.
The exact illness is not known, however, Buckingham Palace made a statement saying it was not an emergency but a planned visit for a pre-existing condition. He will be in the hospital for a few days, and it’s not yet known if he’ll be home by Christmas.
In 2012 and 2017 the Queen’s husband was admitted to hospital for bladder infections.
The Queen arrived by train at King’s Lynn this morning, dressed in a light pink coat, with a smile on her face. She was driven to Sandringham from there, a few hours after her husband had already left to the hospital.
She has started her Christmas break just a day after giving her speech at the State Opening Of Parliament that talked about Boris Johnson’s plans for Brexit.
With all her engagements this year, the Queen is well-deserving of a holiday break with her family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been on their break from royal duties at an undisclosed location and will not be attending Christmas at Sandringham this year.
It’s now being reported that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will take this as an opportunity to put their family in the spotlight.
Camilla Tominey, a royal expert appeared on This Morning to give her take on what might occur. She said, “The Sussexes aren’t going to be there, so this may be an opportunity for the Cambridges to project their children forward.”
Amid all the controversy surrounding Prince Andrew it was unknown what he would do surrounding the family Christmas plans.
However, just a couple of days ago he was seen rolling up to the Queen’s Christmas lunch. Various reports have come out saying he may skip the walk to church with the rest of the family on Christmas morning, being that’s it’s unknown how the public would react, but this is still unconfirmed.
A Buckingham Palace statement said earlier in the summer, “The Duke of York is still a part of the royal family and you can expect to see him at family occasions.”
So, we’ll have to wait and see if he turns up.
As usual, we’re looking forward to seeing the royals on their annual walk on Christmas day!