Royal Family Will Attend Annual Christmas Service: Details

Royal custom! King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla and extra royal relations will start their vacation celebrations at Sandringham Church this yr.

Buckingham Palace introduced the household’s plans in a press launch on Monday, December 19, per royal correspondent Omid Scobie. “Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort accompanied by Members of the Royal Household will attend the Morning Service on Christmas Day at Sandringham Church on Sunday twenty fifth December 2022,” the announcement learn.

The British royals have historically spent the vacations at Queen Elizabeth II‘s Sandringham Home in Norfolk, England, typically visiting a rustic church to worship on Christmas Day. This yr marks the household’s first Christmas season with out the queen, who died at age 96 in September.


King Charles III and Camilla Queen Consort in the course of the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace
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“Will probably be extraordinarily unhappy to not have the queen there,” a supply solely advised Us Weekly earlier this month, including that the festivities will really feel “bittersweet” in Her Majesty’s absence. “[She] wouldn’t need them to mope or let that detract everybody from coming collectively and having fun with the event.”

Charles, 74, instantly assumed his rightful place on the throne after his mom’s demise. He’s set to ship the annual Christmas handle to the Commonwealth this yr and can “undoubtedly pay tribute to the queen in his speech and privately inside the household,” the insider advised Us.

Because the royal family collect collectively, Elizabeth will certainly stay on their minds and hearts. “They’ll share fond recollections, increase glasses and certain make speeches in regards to the great life and legacy she’s left behind,” the supply added. “There’s a shared dedication among the many entire household to remain true to her values and stick with it with the great work she did throughout her time as monarch.”

Whereas honoring outdated household traditions, Charles is “equally decided” to clean up the vacation season with a number of “extra fashionable” concepts. In line with the insider, Prince William and Princess Kate “are extraordinarily key” within the king’s imaginative and prescient for the monarchy’s future.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, each 40, had been joined by Charles and Camilla on Thursday, December 15, for Kate’s second annual vacation live performance at Westminster Abbey, which will likely be broadcast on ITV Christmas Eve. Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, matched their dad and mom in festive maroon apparel, whereas little brother Prince Louis, 4, appeared to remain house.

The displaying of household unity in London got here as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle mentioned their 2020 departure from their senior duties in Netflix’s Harry & Meghan. The six-part docuseries concluded on Thursday and shed new mild on the couple’s choice to go away their royal roles.

In the course of the last episode, Harry, 38, shared an replace on the place he stands together with his father and brother, admitting that it was “actually exhausting” to return to the U.Ok. in April 2021 for Prince Philip’s funeral. “I’ve needed to make peace with the truth that we’re most likely by no means gonna get real accountability or a real apology,” the Spare creator advised the cameras. “My spouse and I, we’re transferring on. We’re targeted on what’s coming subsequent.”

The previous navy pilot and the Fits alum, 41, moved to California in mid-2020 after asserting their step again earlier that yr. In February 2021, the palace confirmed that the Archewell cofounders — who share Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 18 months — wouldn’t return as senior working royals.

“I miss the bizarre household gatherings after we’re all form of introduced collectively underneath one roof for, , sure instances of the yr — that I miss,” Harry confessed in episode 6. “Being a part of the establishment meant that I used to be within the U.Ok. So, I miss the U.Ok. [and] I miss my associates. I’ve misplaced a number of associates on this course of as effectively.”