Queen will spend Christmas with Charles and Camilla as Anne is forced to cancel

The Queen will will have her son Prince Charles and Camilla for company this Christmas as her plans continue to change.

Her Majesty, 95, is spending another year in Windsor Castle and will be celebrating her first Christmas since her beloved husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away in April aged 99.

A spokesperson for Clarence House, the home of the next in line to the throne, confirmed in a statement of their plans to join The Queen for Christmas Day.

The announcement read: "The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be with Her Majesty The Queen on Christmas Day."

They will be joined by the Prince Andrew and his former wife, Sarah, Duchess of York and their two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.

The Queen has had to amend plans for her festivities all through December, as she has already had to cancel her traditional pre-Christmas lunch with the extended Royal family.

These measures have been taken due to concerns of the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

Most recently, Her Majesty found out her son-in-law Sir Timothy Laurence caught coronavirus, so would therefore be unable to attend the Royal gathering.

This unfortunately meant Princess Anne would miss out on the festive event in Windsor Castle.

Instead Anne will be isolating with her husband at Gatcombe Park, their Gloucestershire estate.

A senior royal source told the Daily Mail: "Admiral Sir Tim has tested positive for Covid and is following all the appropriate rules. Christmas Day at Windsor will not be possible."

The last minute amendments to Christmas plans have been happening to families up and down the UK and the Royal Family are no different.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have joined the efforts and reportedly “cut out all socialising” to avoid catching and spreading the new Covid-19 variant currently sweeping the UK.

The decision to remain in Windsor Castle for the second year running was made by The Queen.

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The Queen usually takes part in her Christmas day walkabout at Sandringham where hundreds of people travel to the Royal Estate hoping to wave to and shake hands with the 95 year old monarch.

But, as she will no longer travelling to her Norfolk estate, the event is highly unlikely to be happening. The traditional event was also cancelled last year.

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