The British royal family will also celebrate Christmas separately this year. However, the royals will not be deprived of the opportunity to give each other presents.
Due to the Corona pandemic and its associated constraints, the upcoming holidays will be different than usual for many families. The royals are no exception. For the first time since 1987, Queen Elizabeth II will not celebrate Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham Castle in Norfolk this year.
Royals celebrate Christmas scattered
The queen and her husband Prince Philip will remain at Windsor Castle, where they have resided mostly in quarantine since March. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, on the other hand, will celebrate Christmas together with son Archie in their new home in California.
Only with Prince William and Duchess Kate seems to be still unclear: During their train tour with the Royal Express through Great Britain last week, the couple said that they do not yet know exactly where they will spend the holiday. Conceivably, they will celebrate either at their country estate Anmer Hall in Norfolk or with Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, in Berkshire.
Gifts by airmail
However, gifts are not to be dispensed with despite the distance. As reported by the U.S. magazine “People”, both the brothers Prince Harry and Prince William, as well as the entire royal family would exchange their Christmas gifts by mail this year.