The Queen Prepares for a Confusing Christmas—and Crazy New Year


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The queen is breaking with the tradition of big Christmases at her country home, Sandringham, and having a small gathering at Windsor Castle this year, owing to concerns over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

The palace has has been at pains to discourage speculation about who will be joining her, but Prince Charles’ office confirmed Thursday that he and his wife Camilla would celebrate Christmas with the sovereign, with a spokesperson saying: “The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be with Her Majesty The Queen on Christmas Day.”

It is highly likely that her disgraced son, Prince Andrew, will also make an appearance, with his children, purely because he lives so close by.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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