There’s no denying that the current coronavirus pandemic has us all deviating from our usual holiday plans this year. And, as it turns out, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are making major changes to their Christmas celebrations, breaking a decades-long tradition.
While the British royal family is known for spending Christmas together at Her Majesty’s Norfolk home, Sandringham estate, the queen and the princehave opted to forgo said tradition and, instead, will continue to isolate at Windsor Castle.
“Having considered all the appropriate advice, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have decided that this year they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor,” a palace spokesperson revealed per Marie Claire.
“They are fortunate to spend Christmas with their family every year, but they understand that their family will have competing demands over the Christmas period and are content to have a quiet festive season this year," a second source told the outlet. "Like everyone, their hope is that normality will return in 2021."