Christmas for the royal family has been canceled after Queen Elizabeth said she would not hold their annual family party… and who could blame her.
The Queen has canceled her family Christmas party out of fear of Kovid.
Sun The report said Her Majesty said it was “with regret” that the annual royal reunion would not go ahead as planned – but it was the “right thing to do” as the Omicron edition spread across the UK.
The decision was described as “precautionary” as it was felt that the festive lunch would “endanger many people’s Christmas arrangements if it goes ahead”.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment further because it is a “private family event”.
The monarch was due to host The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall among 50 or so other members of the royal family at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.
There is wine, crackers and feasting inside the palace – before the Queen heads to Sandringham, Norfolk for the big day.
It will be the monarch’s first Christmas in 73 years without her husband, Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99.
Tuesday’s party was moved from Buckingham Palace to Windsor where the Queen remains on “light duty” following a health scare.
Three of his four new grandchildren—August, Lucas and Sienna—born this year, were expected to attend the party.
But US-based Prince Harry, Meghan, Archie and their daughter Lillibet, who was also born this year, weren’t going to fly to the party.
The Queen was expected to attend a small number of loved ones at Sandringham for the festive holiday, but it may not go ahead as planned.
It was hoped that the celebration would be bigger than last year when Her Majesty was forced to spend it in Windsor for the first time in 33 years.
The royal took the difficult decision of postponing their annual family tradition after a record number of Covid counts were recorded yesterday.
A total of 78,610 new infections were reported in the 24 hours to December 15 – the highest daily figure so far.
The number of Omicron cases also rose 90 percent to 4,671 from last Tuesday’s 633 to 4,671.
Omicron’s total cases in the UK stand at 10,017, but health officials have warned that the true number is likely to be many times higher.
This article originally appeared in Sun and is republished here with permission