The Queen will spend her Christmas break at Windsor this year. Her Majesty, along with the Duke of Edinburgh, will celebrate the festive season at the Castle which has been their main residence for much of 2020 owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
Normally, the Queen is joined by the Royal Family at Sandringham for Christmas. This year, she and Prince Philip will pass the holiday quietly together at Windsor. It’s not known whether any of their children or grandchildren will join them as restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic are relaxed to allow limited mixing of family bubbles in the UK over Christmas. However, it has now been confirmed that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will pass the holidays at Highgrove House.
There had been speculation about whether the Queen would leave Windsor for the break but on December 1st, it was confirmed that ”having considered all the appropriate advice”, she will remain at the Castle for the holiday period.
It’s not known yet whether Her Majesty will travel to Sandringham after Christmas. She likes to spend the first days of February in the Norfolk residence as it was the final home of her father, King George VI. He passed away at Sandringham on February 6th 1952 and the Queen always spends the anniversary of his death and of her own accession at the house.