Lady Louise, the Queen’s “favorite grandchild,” may have spent Christmas with her.
THE QUEEN MAY HAVE SPENT CHRISTMAS OUTSIDE WITH HER “FAVORITE GRANDCHILD,” Lady Louise, despite the Firm’s traditional Christmas celebrations being canceled for the second year in a row due to an outbreak of Covid.
Due to the pandemic, the monarch spent Christmas with her husband and loyal aides at Windsor for the first time in 32 years, rather than with her family on the Sandringham estate.
In 2021, the Queen, who is 95 years old, decided to spend the holiday season at Windsor rather than Sandringham due to the spread of the Omicron covid variant.
According to a palace source, the Queen’s decision to cancel the celebrations at Sandringham was a “personal one” based on a “precautionary approach.”
It was her first Christmas since the death of her 73-year-old husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Philip died in April at the age of 99, and the couple had scaled-back celebrations together at Windsor last year as the country was put on lockdown.
Members of the Firm paid Her Majesty a visit over the holidays.
Clarence House confirmed that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall would spend the day with Her Majesty ahead of the festivities.
The Duke of York and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and five of her great-grandchildren were among the 20 family members who attended, according to The Sun.
The Queen lives with Prince Edward, 57, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 56.
Lady Louise, 18, and James, Viscount Severn, 14, live at Bagshot Park in Surrey, which is only 11 miles away.
Sophie and her family are frequent visitors to Windsor Castle when the Queen is in residence because the Wessexes live close by.
Sophie and Edward’s daughter Louise, who had a close relationship with her grandfather Prince Philip, is said to have a soft spot in the Queen’s heart.
According to reports, the 18-year-old is the Queen’s “favourite grandchild.”
“The Queen loves that Louise and James enjoy their time at Balmoral,” a royal insider told The Sun in 2019. “She has grown particularly close to Louise, who appears to have become her favorite grandchild, closely followed by James.”
Lady Louise and the Queen share a passion for the same things.
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