The Queen’s big family Christmas at Sandringham may be off for the first time in 33 years. The Queen usually welcomes up to 30 family members at Sandringham every year for Christmas. Her Majesty and Prince Philip left the Norfolk estate to form a Covid-secure “HMS Bubble” at Windsor Castle for the month-long lockdown. If the royals remain at Windsor, as it was suggested, it will be their first Christmas away from Sandringham since 1987.
The official decision is not known however. During the sixties, when Her Majesty’s children were small, many Christmases were celebrated at Windsor Castle in the past. Each year, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh send around 750 Christmas Cards, which will usually feature a family photo. The Queen also gives Christmas trees each year to Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. Giles’ Cathedral and the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh. Nobody knows if this year, in the pandemic time, something will be changed.