Queen & Prince Philip’s Christmas Plans Confirmed: Sophie Wessex & Edward To Join Them | Royal | News

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The Christmas plans of Queen Elizabeth II, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, have been the subject of huge speculation as a question mark hangs over how the royal couple could mark the holiday amid the coronavirus pandemic. While the traditional Royal Christmas at Sandringham is banned this year, Philip and the Queen will be joined by relatives, a royal insider has said.

The Queen and Philip’s youngest son Prince Edward, 56, is expected to join his parents with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex and their two children – Lady Louise Windsor, 16, and James, Viscount Severn, 12, to mark the holiday.A source said: “Prince Edward and his family will be one of the two in his bubble. ”

An easing of restrictions on Christmas will allow up to three households to mingle in Britain from December 23-27.

During this period, bubbly households should not mix with others.

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The source told the Daily Mail: ‘If they make it to Sandringham their traditional Boxing Day shoot could still take place, allowing them to see family members unable to join them on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Christmas. ”

Filming can take place legally as they are classified as organized outdoor sports, so up to 30 royals could meet on Boxing Day.

Prince William and Kate are set to spend Christmas on Sandringham Road at their Anmer Hall country home.

While the couple won’t be able to join the Queen on Christmas Day, they could take their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, to the Boxing Day shoot so that they can visit their great-grandparents.

Royal expert and author Robert Jobson said: “ [The Countess] is probably the best example of a stranger coming into the family and learning on the job.

“She is truly the Queen’s favorite, and you’ll notice that whenever there’s a vacation or a family reunion, Sophie and Edward often stay a little longer than the others.

Sophie and her family were the first royals to visit the Queen and Prince Philip in Balmoral after the summer’s first lockdown ended.

Sophie and Edward live in Bagshot Park in Surrey, the stately home was a wedding gift from the Queen.



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