King Charles has today announced the Royal Family’s plan for Christmas. The King, Queen Consort and members of the royal family will spend Christmas at Sandringham for the first time in three years, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
Charles and Camilla will celebrate Christmas Day at the late Queen’s former Norfolk Estate with members of the monarchy, marking a return to traditional royal festivities.
The gathering will be the first time that the royal family have spent Christmas at the royal premises since 2019.
Buckingham Palace said in a brief statement: “Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort accompanied by Members of the Royal Family will attend the Morning Service on Christmas Day at Sandringham Church, on Sunday 25th December 2022.”
Charles and Camilla are expected to be joined up with Prince and Princess of Wales and their kids, as well as the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children. It’s currently uncertain as to whether Prince Andrew will make an appearance at the festivities.
The Windsors have typically spent Christmas at the 20,000-acre estatate. But Covid was responsible for halting the tradition.
Due to the pandemic, the late Queen spent two festive periods at Sandringham seperated from the wider family.
She was joined by the late Duke of Edinburgh in the first of these holiday periods.
Royal Christmases feature a morning trip to St Mary Magdalene Church, where they’re greeted by well-wishers, as well as a family lunch that includes turkey.
King Charles is also set to follow in his late Mother’s footsteps by offering his first Christmas broadcast as monarch.
He will likely reflect on the loss of his mother and her legacy.
Charles has reportedly already pre-recorded the broadcast. Usually members of the Royal Family watch the televised address after Christmas lunch — around 3pm.
Sandringham has been widely spoken about recently as the place where Prince Harry, the Queen, Charles as prince and Prince William met to discuss Harry’s future in the family.
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