Queen Elizabeth II
She wants to celebrate Christmas in Sandringham
Queen Elizabeth II is said to be “much better”. She allegedly wants to have the traditional Christmas festival in Sandringham.
After concerns about Queen Elizabeth II’s health, the 95-year-old recently received an official visit to Windsor Castle again. The traditional Christmas party at her country estate in Sandringham is now also to take place. As the “Mirror” reports, the Queen allegedly told her family that she was fit enough to host the festival for the family. She is said to have assured that she is “much better” and that she is “looking forward” to celebrating together. The Queen is said to be “determined” to attend the traditional Christmas service in Sandringham with the family.
For the Queen, it will be the first Christmas without her beloved husband Prince Philip (1921-2021). He died in April at the age of 99, and the two had been married for 73 years. According to “Mirror”, Queen Elizabeth II will travel to Sandringham as early as December 17th. According to unspecified sources, a 50-minute helicopter flight is being considered. However, traditional train travel is also not excluded.
Who will be celebrating with the Queen at Sandringham?
According to the British tabloid, Prince Charles (73) and his wife Duchess Camilla (74) are expected in Sandringham, as are Prince William (39), his wife Duchess Kate (39) and the three children Prince George (8), Princess Charlotte (6 ) and Prince Louis (3). The Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward (57), is said to have agreed with his wife Sophie (56) and their children Louise (18) and James (13).
Princess Anne (71) and her children Peter Phillips (44) and Zara Tindall (40) are also expected to come to Sandringham. The daughters of Prince Andrew (61), the princesses Beatrice (33) and Eugenie (31), are said to have been invited together with their families. The two sisters each gave birth to their first child in 2021. According to royal insiders, the disgraced Andrew should also have received an invitation.
It is highly unlikely that Prince Harry (37) will arrive from the USA with his wife Duchess Meghan (40) and their two children Archie (2) and Lilibet (5 months).
Queen Elizabeth II spent Christmas last year alone with Prince Philip at Windsor Castle due to the coronavirus pandemic. If the Queen’s alleged plans work out, the festival on Sandringham would be the first meeting of the royal extended family in a long time.