King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will host the royals at Sandringham this Christmas

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that King Charles and Queen Camilla will host the royals at Sandringham this Christmas

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the King, Queen and members of the royal family will spend Christmas at Sandringham for the first time in three years.

Charles, 74, and Camilla, 75, will celebrate Christmas at the late Queen’s former Norfolk home with family members, marking a return to traditional royal celebrations.

The gathering at Sandringham will be the first time the royal family has spent Christmas at the private royal residence since 2019, and it will be an emotional period following the Queen’s death in September.

Buckingham Palace said in a brief statement: “Her Majesty the King and Queen, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, will attend the morning service on Christmas Day at Sandringham Church, on Sunday 25 December 2022.”

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the King, Queen and members of the royal family will spend Christmas at Sandringham for the first time in three years.  Pictured, the royals at a carol service 'together at Christmas' at Westminster Abbey in London, on Thursday

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the King, Queen and members of the royal family will spend Christmas at Sandringham for the first time in three years. Pictured, the royals at a carol service ‘together at Christmas’ at Westminster Abbey in London, on Thursday

Charles and Camilla will likely be joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children, the Princess Royal and her family, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children – but it remains to be seen if the disgraced Duke of York will. public appearance

Questions also remain about Harry and Meghan, who were said to have been frozen out of Charles’ first Christmas dinner at Sandringham as royal – after the Netflix series launched an unprecedented attack on the royal family, accusing the monarch of ‘lying’ and the Prince of Wales. of “yelling” at his brother.

Christmas at Sandringham follows a break, when, due to the Covid pandemic, the late Queen spent the festive period at Windsor Castle for two years in a row – the first with the Duke of Edinburgh, who is separated from her wider family in custody.

Royal birthdays feature a morning excursion to St Mary Magdalene Church, greetings to well-wishers, and a family brunch with turkey and all the trimmings.

Charles, 74, and Camilla (pictured together), 75, will celebrate Christmas at the late Queen's former Norfolk home with family members, marking a return to traditional royal celebrations

Charles, 74, and Camilla (pictured together), 75, will celebrate Christmas at the late Queen’s former Norfolk home with family members, marking a return to traditional royal celebrations

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, lead members of the royal family attending Christmas mass at St Mary Magdalene Church on December 25, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, lead members of the royal family attending Christmas mass at St Mary Magdalene Church on December 25, 2017

Charles has reportedly pre-recorded his historic first Christmas broadcast as a monarch, where he will no doubt reflect on the loss and legacy of his mother.

Traditionally, members of the royal family sit down to watch the televised address when it is broadcast after lunch, usually at 3pm on December 25th.

Sandringham House has been the private home of four generations of British royalty for more than 160 years and is now the property of the King.

The late Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee just seven months before her death.

It was purchased in 1862 by the then Prince of Wales, who would later become Edward VII, as a private country retreat.

The house was rebuilt in 1870 to ensure it was large enough for his growing family.

George V, the Queen’s grandfather, described the house as “my dear old Sandringham, a place I like better than any other in the world”.

The Queen’s father, George VI, wrote: “I have always been very happy here and love the place.”

In the aftermath of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince and Princess of Wales watched floral tributes left by members of the public at the gates of Sandringham.

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