The Prince of Wales travelled to Buckingham Palace alone on Wednesday for The Queen’s annual Christmas Lunch without his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, by his side.
According to a Clarence House spokesperson, the Duchess was suffering from a “heavy cold” and therefore could not attend the festivities at Buckingham Palace.
Her Royal Highness was also forced to cancel an engagement at the Olympia Horse Show later that evening.
Camilla’s last engagement was on Friday when she paid a visit to an airbase near Chippenham to officially open it in her role as patron of Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
The Queen hosted her traditional pre-Christmas dinner at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday for members of The Royal Family.